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MASACRE 68 / HISTERIA- Split LP Picture Disc (Cryptas Records, Mexico, ca. 1995)

IMG_0430IMG_0431IMG_0429IMG_0428IMG_0433Here’s one for the Punx! This picture disc split LP contains demo material from two great Mexican Hardcore bands of the 80s: MASACRE 68 and HISTERIA. There’s no proper information on the when- and whereabouts of these recordings, but they may be from around 1986-87.
MASACRE 68 (named after a bloody massacre of Mexican police against anti-Olympics protesters in the year of 1968) were one of the most popular bands from Mexico although all their releases (a split 7″EP and an LP which I never heard, plus two or three demos) were hard to find even in the late 80s, early 90s. They play simple Thrash, reminiscent of OHLO SECO. One full LP side of theirs is maybe a bit too much for me, but still this is some really good stuff.
HISTERIA were the predecessor of MASACRE 68, from what I understand and shared guitarist and old time pen-pal of mine, Thrasher. And HISTERIA are the winners here with their fast, catchy and very “italian” sounding Hardcore assault (they even cover “Reprezione” by Italy’s 5. BRACCIO!). Right from start on (the classic “Liberacion”, which is a real hit!), they rip through 9 high energy low-fi hits that make you wanna dance around naked. This is one serious scorcher of a band, with a great obnoxious singer – had the band properly recorded an EP or album, I’m sure you’d have heard of them.

You’ll find very little information about this split LP. “Kill from the Heart” has that it was released in 2000, but that’s definitely not true. I received a whole bunch of these directly from Thrasher ca. mid 90s. A good portion of the 300 made were defective due to very poor manufacturing, so this babe should be pretty hard to come by. Enjoy this pearl!

Download the entire album here.

23 Comments

  1. dis-dis-dis-troy

    That’s an outstanding post. Mexican punk never got much coverage. I don’t know why. I was familiar with Massacre 68 but Histeria was totally new for me. And you are right:They destroy!!!! Gracias!!

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    Posted on 05-Sep-09 at 20:54 | Permalink
  2. Glad you like it. I didn’t play this record in a long time and was so excited especially when I heard the Histeria side, I just had to post it at once.

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    Posted on 05-Sep-09 at 21:30 | Permalink
  3. tom m.

    actually the protesters of the 1968 massacre were hoping to use the world’s increased focus on mexico before the olympics to try and cast light on the government and police oppression which existed in mexico. it was declassified last year that the mexican army fired upon itself to provide an excuse to fire upon the protesters. and a majority of the bodies were seized by the government. the official report said less than 5 protesters were killed, when thousands went missing that night. i don’t think they were anti-olympics. haha the only punk band i know with anti-sports sentiments is 7 seconds..

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    Posted on 06-Sep-09 at 05:40 | Permalink
  4. You’re probably right, Tom. Thanks for clearing this up.

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    Posted on 06-Sep-09 at 07:56 | Permalink
  5. Tony

    The M68 LP is pretty good I think.

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    Posted on 06-Sep-09 at 13:00 | Permalink
  6. Adamski

    Looking forward to hearing this! I’ve not heard much Mexican hardcore, but what I have heard has been pretty raw & more European than US-influenced.
    I used to trade records with a guy who played in ATOXXXICO (Miguel) & I had their LP (which I traded, stupidly), but he ended up ripping me off. I’m still bitter about that after almost 20 years! Ha, ha. If you’re out there, Miguel, you’re a cunt :)

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    Posted on 06-Sep-09 at 13:22 | Permalink
  7. Frank Mossi

    This is bad bad music!

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    Posted on 06-Sep-09 at 17:51 | Permalink
  8. Par

    “Mexican punk never got much coverage. I don’t know why”

    I know why, this sucks! Almost as bad as the first Anti-Cimex 7″.

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    Posted on 06-Sep-09 at 19:45 | Permalink
  9. Zach

    Those familiar with the Mexican HC scene will find Adamski’s comment pretty funny, because the Miguel he is talking shit about, is the same person as “Thrasher” that Erich speaks so highly of. How awkward, haha.

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    Posted on 06-Sep-09 at 21:05 | Permalink
  10. Hard to believe Miguel Thrasher ripped you off, Adamski. He was known a very friendly and trustworthy person. Then again, it can happen to all of us that sometimes, we just don’t get ourt shit straight.

    Pär: You’re not a punk!

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    Posted on 06-Sep-09 at 23:04 | Permalink
  11. CHANO

    I’VE BOUGHT THIS RIPPER FROM GIULIO THE BASTARD IN THE LATE 90′S. WHAT CAN I SAY? GRRRREAT LATINO-CORE! ;-)

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    Posted on 08-Sep-09 at 11:39 | Permalink
  12. Hello Erich,
    I’ve downloaded the MEGAWIMP #03 thru Punks is Hippies blog and it’s amazing. I’d like to know if you have in mind to scan and post the others numbers?

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    Posted on 09-Sep-09 at 20:50 | Permalink
  13. don’t think I will find the time in the near future, Marcello. I recently found large parts of the unpublished first version of issue 1 on which I worked between 84 and 85 and that was a really nice find. Sometimes embarrassing, but with many great unpublished interviews with bands such as Hellhammer, Celtic Frost, Exodus, DRI, Kötsen, Bloedbad, Cirith Ungol etc. etc.

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    Posted on 09-Sep-09 at 21:50 | Permalink
  14. Par

    and those interveiws need to see the light, please publish them!!

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    Posted on 10-Sep-09 at 05:56 | Permalink
  15. Yeah man! Please, let us see these masterpieces.

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    Posted on 10-Sep-09 at 16:03 | Permalink
  16. I can’t read a word in germany, but Google translator will help me…hahaha.

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    Posted on 10-Sep-09 at 16:04 | Permalink
  17. matt

    OLHO SECO not OHLO SECO

    cheers

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    Posted on 11-Sep-09 at 00:41 | Permalink
  18. fernando

    Hi Erich! The new version of KFTH has a different discography and infos from the version you used (the old one). This LP isn’t mentioned in the new one but the split EP is instead, an EP that has a selection of these very demos. It says that the Histeria demo was recorded in 10/86 and the M68 one in 8/87. Here’s the link:

    http://www.killfromtheheart.com/albums.php?id=166&rec_type=comp

    Again, it’s funny that a week and a half ago I had a mini-Mexican-HC-trip and now to find this post here. Up till now I knew nothing bar Solución Mortal. I was surprised with Atoxxxico, specially their first EP, which furthermore has a great title (Punks de mierda = You fucking punks!)
    Saludos :D

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    Posted on 11-Sep-09 at 00:48 | Permalink
  19. Hello Erich,
    I’m looking for some post to download the following stuff:

    ARCHENEMY – Violent Harm – LP(USA)
    DISASTER AREA – Cut The Line – 1990 LP
    666 DEAD – demo
    SKEEZICKS – Selling Out LP or Discography CD (625 Productions)
    LOSS FOR WORDS – Prey – LP

    Do you have any of them to post?

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    Posted on 11-Sep-09 at 19:07 | Permalink
  20. Sorry Marcelo, I only post what I want to post. I’m not considering suggestions. See me a chef de cuisine.

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    Posted on 11-Sep-09 at 19:27 | Permalink
  21. MARCELO

    Hey Erich, no problem man.
    I like a lot of your recipes…hahaha!!

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    Posted on 12-Sep-09 at 14:55 | Permalink
  22. Diego

    Erich, thanks for this post, Mexican punk is criminally underrated!
    Tom M is dead-on in his summary of the 68 massacre. Actually, fun fact, my dad was a student in those protests, narrowly escaped death, and was jailed for a few days. Needless to say, he was amused at the name of the band and overjoyed that the rebellious attitude in Mexico didn’t end with his generation. He also told me that Atoxxxico’s singer Alejandro “Mosh” was pretty prominent in the student protest scene in the late 80s in La UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico). Gawd, I wish students in the States could think for themselves like that.

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    Posted on 19-Sep-09 at 01:15 | Permalink
  23. Hello Erich,
    I’m looking for some post to download the following stuff:

    ARCHENEMY – Violent Harm – LP(USA)
    DISASTER AREA – Cut The Line – 1990 LP
    666 DEAD – demo
    SKEEZICKS – Selling Out LP or Discography CD (625 Productions)
    LOSS FOR WORDS – Prey – LP

    Do you have any of them to post?

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    Posted on 05-Oct-09 at 23:42 | Permalink

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