We are a newborn Italian DIY booking agency and label, called REFOUNDATION.
We are 5 guys driven by a great love for passionate and sincere music and convinced more than ever that hc is not only another music genre, but also and sometimes above all a vehicle to convey, share and carry on feelings, values and ideals.
We all strongly trust in the power and meaning of the DIY thing, we all are vegan and sxe beacause we care about every lifes humyn and non-humyn, beacause we don’t think escapism could solve a thing and we prefer to use our spare time to do something constructive; so some of us are involved in animal & earth political activism.
As label our main goal is to give value, help out and promote underrated italian and european (maybe not only) bands with really something to say both musically both as contents. We don’t care so much about the genre, we listen to all types of hc as far as it is not the same rigmarole listened thousand times with the usual empty words. We give voice to who is worth it and it seems sometimes the scene does not care about it beacuse people concentrates on the new trend, the new shoes or the new move. HC IS MORE THAN MUSIC.
Now we’re putting out our first release as a label. It’s a split between MANY MEN HAVE TRIED from Wien and END OF A SEASON from Reggio Emilia (Italy).
3 songs each bands plus a cover songs of Police as ghost track.
MANY MEN HAVE TRIED is a 5 pieces band from Wien started on 2003 with ex and current members of Nothing Gold Can Stay and AnchorsxUp. They are at their first “official” release after a sold out demo in 2005. MMHT play in a really own and passionate way an aggressive, melodic and refined hc strongly influenced by bands such as SHAI HULUD and UNBROKEN. They present here 3 tracks plus a nice cover song of Police.
END OF A SEASON is a really underrated reality from northern Italy. Five guys with a great taste for intense, intelligent and powerful music. This is their first official release too. Grown up with “bread and Poison The Well”, they are releasing their most mature result in these 3 tracks demostrating to be at the same level of bands such as 7 ANGELS 7 PLAGUES, early POISON THE WELL, MISERY SIGNALS, early HOPESFALL.
Their metalcore/hardcore formula is distinguished by strong and deep vocals, melodic and elegant guitar riffs, without forgiving some amusing mosh and chugga parts.
Not secondary, their live sets are famous to be really precise, animated and powerful, so we can say for sure this is one of their best qualities.
The price for the public of the split will be 8 euros (one euro of the proceeds of the sale of each album will be donaed to those groups and people who fight in the name of animal, human and earth liberation)
Wholesale price: 5 euros
We wonder if you are interested in writing a review (we can send you a free promotional copy of the album along with an info-sheet, just send us your address) or, at least, in inserting this release among the news columns. Also, we would be very grateful (in case you have a distro) if you would be interested in distributing our releases or make exchanges.
The album will be out on May 15th.
Next releases will be:
ANCHOR debut EP “Captivity Songs” on MC, out in the beginning of summer. 5 political songs from Sweden in the vein of STRIFE, CHOKEHOLD, TRIAL & REACHING FORWARD
ALONE, four new songs on vinyl 7”. This will be the second release of this really surprising Italian new act, after an incredible debut on Hurry Up recs. Think a really personal mix of Verse, Inside Out, Stay Gold and the Get Up Kids.
Thanx a lot for your precious attention and your support.
Take care and keep in touch.