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BOMBANFALL- s/t 7″EP (selfproduced, Sweden, 1987)

bombanfall_frontbombanfall_backbombanfall_lyricsExcuse the double post, but I feel like a bit of Harshcore at the moment. Though the “core” is kinda dubious when it comes to BOMBANFALL. What a record. So wild, so uncompromising, so original! And one of my favourite singers ever. What a powerful fucking voice! What a barbaric EP! If the second song with it’s opening scream doesn’t make you wanna do nasty things to nice people ….. you’re probably a nice chap. And the closing song – total apocalypse, man. And so short, the songs, although they have all the ingredients to be long songs. Wow, I’m fucking chuffed.

Just upon the release of this 7″ (of which 500 were made, if memory serves – I had about twenty of them), the band changed the name to TWO MOON’S RISING (hence the sticker on the cover). I discussed a future release with the band on my label Off The Disk Records, but TWO MOON’S RISING asked for a shitload of money upfront to record another EP. Thomas, who handled the labels financial aspects, decided we couldn’t and wouldn’t pay so much. He was of course right – on the other hand, had we paid it, we’d have the possibility to see what these guys would have come up with next. Would they have followed their path, I’m pretty sure they’d gotten pretty huge.

Lyric sheet says 1987, but I’m pretty sure this came out in 1988.

For those of you who have not heard BOMBANFALL yet – get ready for a serious mindfuck. And no, there’s no asiktsfrihet concerning this band’s greatness.

PS: Martin, that’s the kind of records from Sweden you should be posting.

Asiktsfrihet.mp3
Ögon i mörket.mp3
Aforismer.mp3
Iskallt Regn.mp3
Hälsning fran Helvetet.mp3
Mot en stralande framtid.mp3

36 Comments

  1. madjoe

    this is MASSIVE. thanks for sharing!!

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    Posted on 07-Feb-09 at 15:51 | Permalink
  2. er

    Never heard of this band before but they’re super brutal. Luv it. Singer = monster!!!!

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    Posted on 07-Feb-09 at 16:40 | Permalink
  3. Sean

    I bought this record off of Henke (? you’re not the only senile guy here Erich) several years ago. Apparently he had several dozen unplayed “stock” copies sitting around (I don’t have the insert though 🙁 ).

    This record is amazing. I love how it predates the “stadium crust” movement by nearly a decade…but, ya know, doesn’t SUCK! Way ahead of it’s time, great songs and great production.

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    Posted on 07-Feb-09 at 19:24 | Permalink
  4. Well, I don´t know about this. Very swedish sound indeed but it lacks of something. Vocals are great though.

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    Posted on 07-Feb-09 at 23:58 | Permalink
  5. and I love the “I natt är hela staden vÃ¥r”-drumrolls on “Iskallt regn”.

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    Posted on 07-Feb-09 at 23:59 | Permalink
  6. eddie

    Erich, is the Little Gentlemen (from Philly) records worth posting? Never heard em, only one song off the Get Off My Back comp and that was weak.

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    Posted on 08-Feb-09 at 00:17 | Permalink
  7. As Pär sez. Very swedish sounding. Remember when it came out and for me it was just a big YAWN. This made me laugh hard: “and I love the “I natt är hela staden vÃ¥r”-drumrolls on “Iskallt regn”. HA HA thank you Pär! Saved my sunday.

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    Posted on 08-Feb-09 at 02:03 | Permalink
  8. totalesturns

    Hey, track 5 seems to be missing.

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    Posted on 08-Feb-09 at 17:13 | Permalink
  9. Odd, these guys remind me of “Under a Funeral Moon”-era Darkthrone as a hardcore band.

    I can’t get track five to download. Is there a problem with it?

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    Posted on 08-Feb-09 at 20:44 | Permalink
  10. Sorry Erich,

    I got tired of most d-beat bands a very long time ago. Used to have this record, but never cared too much for it.
    I prefer my wimpy almost -punk records when it comes to socialdemocratic music.

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    Posted on 08-Feb-09 at 23:33 | Permalink
  11. Track 5 fixed!

    Not too much “D-Beat” on this one, Martin …..

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    Posted on 09-Feb-09 at 00:16 | Permalink
  12. tony

    I translated a Swedish fanzine interview snippet: http://only-in-it-for-the-music.blogspot.com/2009/02/two-moons-rising.html

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    Clinton Chapman Reply:

    Tony, where is this interview located now?

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    Posted on 09-Feb-09 at 09:15 | Permalink
  13. Oi Tony – that’s great to see. Didn’t know about Masken’s posting of Bombanfall. There must have been something in the air.

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    Posted on 09-Feb-09 at 09:25 | Permalink
  14. PS: @ Eddie: Never heard the Little Gentlemen EP myself, would love to hear it though. If anybody has it wants to see it exposed, get in touch.

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    Posted on 09-Feb-09 at 09:27 | Permalink
  15. Oh added my translation of lyrics too – hella depressing! Hah.

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    Posted on 09-Feb-09 at 12:35 | Permalink
  16. Manuel

    What’s next? Discard? Dischange? Dissober? Uncurbed? G-Anx?
    Just kidding.

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    Posted on 09-Feb-09 at 15:43 | Permalink
  17. Ha, I listened to the rips of this one, and you were right Erich. It’s not as much d-beat on this one as I remembered. Still not my cup of tea. G-Anx on the other hand, now that’s quite a different story.

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    Posted on 11-Feb-09 at 03:11 | Permalink
  18. syster

    the ep came out 1987.

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    Posted on 11-Feb-09 at 10:42 | Permalink
  19. Very convincing hahaha.

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    Posted on 11-Feb-09 at 11:32 | Permalink
  20. this was a swedish band that I never heard of, another one, cause I guess that they are swedes, you thanked a band (?) called Döden on your FOG 7″. What were they like?

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    Posted on 11-Feb-09 at 22:25 | Permalink
  21. DÖDEN was a total noise band. Extremely weird. The 7″ had a running time of maybe 3 hrs or so. The a side was spontaneous noise, the b-side had manic sounding spoken word pieces, as far as I remember. Yes, another one I sold and regret forever cuz it’s impossible to find another one.

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    Posted on 12-Feb-09 at 00:15 | Permalink
  22. tony

    Look what I found on the internet: http://only-in-it-for-the-music.blogspot.com/2008/05/dden-sluten-psykiatrisk-vrd-ep.html

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    Posted on 12-Feb-09 at 08:47 | Permalink
  23. I know of a copy that went for over 500$, haha.

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    Posted on 12-Feb-09 at 08:54 | Permalink
  24. Damn it, that Döden EP is one of a kind for sure. It’s the perfect record to put on the turntable while having a romantic dinner on Saturday.

    I don’t think I’ve ever listened to it from start to finish in a row.

    $500 for that 7″ is insane! I’ve seen it a few times for about 200 SEK (about $25). Maybe I should’ve picked them up and sold them to whoever was willing to pay more for it.

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    Posted on 12-Feb-09 at 10:45 | Permalink
  25. “Look what I found on the internet: http://only-in-it-for-the-music.blogspot.com/2008/05/dden-sluten-psykiatrisk-vrd-ep.html

    Very nice, thanks alot!

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    Posted on 12-Feb-09 at 11:50 | Permalink
  26. haha and now I tried to listen to it but I coudn´t today. Pretty much unlistenable at a thursday night. Will listen to it this weekend on an early morning.

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    Posted on 12-Feb-09 at 12:54 | Permalink
  27. Yeah, I tried to sit through it when I got it but I had to turn it off because it was too nauseating. Ha ha. Actually I was going to write an article about the 7″ but because it is virtually impossible to find out anything about the band -I asked lots of people who should know but most I found out was that there may have been an interview in some zine, which I doubt – I kind of put that idea on the hatshelf…for now. I do welcome any info though, if anyone knows firsthand info about the band, the members etc.

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    Posted on 12-Feb-09 at 13:51 | Permalink
  28. Oh, btw: I have a DÖDEN live tape somewhere!

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    Clinton Chapman Reply:

    How’s the rip of the DÖDEN live tape coming along? I’m very keen to hear this.

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    Posted on 12-Feb-09 at 14:48 | Permalink
  29. Frederic

    DODEN live tape????? You gotta be kidding me. Post it!!!!!!!!

    Great rip of a great totally under appreciated record. Love you old man. Best blog ever. I’m like checking for new posts daily always curious to see what comes next. I’m missing the METAL a little bit though …..

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    Posted on 13-Feb-09 at 02:13 | Permalink
  30. a DÖDEN live tape?????? You know what to do 😉

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    Posted on 15-Feb-09 at 01:42 | Permalink
  31. SwePete

    Döden had an interview in a zine. I can´t remember which but I have a photocopy of it. Bombanfall good but not great.

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    Posted on 15-Feb-09 at 17:37 | Permalink
  32. tony

    SwePete: Angaende det zinet skicka mig ett email om du orkar –> slobodanburgher(a)gmail.com

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    Posted on 16-Feb-09 at 03:49 | Permalink
  33. Tony: English please!

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    Posted on 16-Feb-09 at 03:56 | Permalink
  34. tony

    fyfan, schieBe send me email if you have darn fanzine interview with Doden and or live tape I need it please please pretty friends-of-Abba etc

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    Posted on 16-Feb-09 at 09:18 | Permalink
  35. This seven-inch is incredible! It’s way back there in my list of records I need to own before I die, but it’s there! Fuck, I don’t listen to it that often but maybe it’s because it sends such huge chills down my spine I feel like a loser for not knowing more music like it. Incredible, simply fucking awesome.

    Have I told you you’re my hero recently Erich?

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    Posted on 02-Mar-09 at 19:21 | Permalink
  36. Dieogo, here’s your chance to own it before you die. A mint copy for 90 bucks:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Bombanfall-Asiktsfrihet-7-Swedish-Hardcore-HC-MINT_W0QQitemZ330311975917QQihZ014QQcategoryZ306QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

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    Posted on 04-Mar-09 at 02:51 | Permalink

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