No. 70

Nowadays there are still millions of animals of any kind held captive under cruel conditions, tortured and euthanized for „research purposes“! Animals are tested worldwide for pharmacy, cosmetics, weapons research, cleanser, etc. Although scientists have already long time questioned their usefulness and transferability of the findings to humans. AND there are alternatives! This song deals with this persistent injustice. So, please make sure which products are not tested on animals.

ANTIGEN on the Central European crust punk scene, vocal melodies, and latest album ‚Dust and Ashes‘.

Thank you Scott Arcwielder for having us in an interview! And thank you so much for your support and the tons of patience (you know what I mean)! 😉 And besides, this is a very nice blog! Have fun with reading!

Old Man's Mettle

Who doesn’t love a bit of d-beat? Boom cha, …ba cha! boom cha,….ba cha! German / Czech Republic act ANTIGEN have been going for nearly two decades, with varying members and musical approaches – but the current line up is knocking out well-written, catchy crust-punk songs that are powerful and focussed, with great vocals, surprising melodies, and a solid yet textured backline. Of course, D-beat doesn’t need to be particularly progressive, so it is meant as a compliment when I say that the structure of the opening track of ANTIGEN’s latest reminds me of BASTARD’s 1990 classic Wind of Pain LP, but yet this new album unfolds with additional layers and affectations that puts it firmly in 2020. Of course, underground scenes like these are self supporting, and the bands don’t necessarily seek out recognition beyond that, but let’s just say that ANTIGEN in 2020 have a spark about…

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The world…

is getting a little worse every day… time for good news, we are working on new songs! In the dark half of the year, you can already hear what we working on. In the meantime, we have uploaded the full album „Dust and Ashes“ to Bandcamp. Have fun listening! You can get a record at (DE), Stradoom (PL), Falkøping D.I.Y. (SWE), Missing The Point D.I.Y Punk Distro (UK), No Surrender Records (DE), Maniac Attack Records (DE), or Insane Society (CZ).