Refuse Records // KØPI-AGH presents:
CATHARSIS (North Carolina, USA) – the only show in Germany!
Two decades ago, before the music industry began to colonize it, the do-it-yourself underground was a space of exodus and experimentation, often in violent opposition to the rest of the world. This was the context in which Catharsis appeared, one of a new wave of bands to meld metal drama with the raw urgency of hardcore punk. They quickly distinguished themselves by an almost self-destructive intensity and uncompromising anticapitalist ethic. Inverting Christian iconography to champion the struggle of the individual against a hostile cosmos, they took up the centuries-old banner No Gods, No Masters, extending this project of total defiance into their increasingly tumultuous lives. This apocalyptic orientation in turn informed their music, as they sought to hit upon the magic combination of words, harmonies, and rhythms that could spark a global conflagration.
Their discography “Light from a dead star I.” and “Light from a dead star II.” is out on Refuse Records and Crimethinc.
I KNOW (Minsk, Belarus)
Political female-fronted HC/Punk from Belarus. I KNOW was formed in year 2005 as anarchist punk collective. Since that they played lots of shows in eastern and western europe. The line up was changed several times, but still they’re the same collective with the same ideas and words to spread – supporting anarchist ideas, antifascist movement and global DIY scene. Their new LP out now on Up The Punx, Angry Voice, Deviance Records and more.
KØPI, Köpenickerstr. 137