Sunday, February 20, 2011

B'zrker

Here's an absolutely crushing band from Boston that, in my opinion, doesn't seem to get the recognition they deserve. B'zrker was around from 1989 to 1992 and did 2 awesome 7"s, both of which I've ripped for this post. I first heard this band on the first East Coast Assault compilation (which is a recurring theme on this blog), and loved their song on there, called 'Inside'. I managed to hunt down both of their 7"s and they're both awesome as well. They were more metallic and tougher than most other hardcore bands at the time, while still being clearly rooted in the hardcore scene, while the vocals of Tom Habelt definitely gave them an additional edge as well.

The first 7", 'That's What You Get' was released in 1991 on Nemesis Records (how awesome was that label?!), while the second 7" was released in 1992 on Exchange Records (this was their 2nd release, their 1st was Overcast's 'Bleed Into One' 7"). I'm not gonna write down a long biography or whatever on this band, you can check out their myspace for that and also guitarist Alan Fischer was interviewed about B'zrker over at Lifers, which has lotsa information as well. If anybody has the demo's or the bootleg CD that is mentioned in the interview with Alan Fischer, please upload it somewhere or burn me a copy, I would love to hear those recordings! 2 7"s and a song on a comp is far too small a legacy for this underrated band. Also, as mentioned in the interview with Alan Fischer, there's a small chance a discography might be released at some point. Which would be insane! Anyways, if you enjoy these 7"s, and haven't yet checked out their contribution to the 'East Coast Assault' compilation, 'Inside', do check it out, it's an awesome track as well.

B'zrker - That's What You Get 7"
B'zrker - s/t 7"
B'zrker myspace

12 comments:

AVERSIONLINE said...

THANK YOU! I've been looking for that first 7" for years. I contacted the band long ago trying to see if I could buy one of those CD's from them, but they never really got back to me about it.

BenB said...

the "That's What You Get" 7 inch is awesome!

xMarkusx said...

So good. Had only the s/t 7" from my friend's old post in KTL. But this is HARD! Need to try to track the actual 7":s down soon!

mrtommy said...

Yes! Yes! Yes! Thank you for this post..

Anonymous said...

Hello! Please reup these releases!

XemonerdX said...

Re-upped!

Anonymous said...

Any chance of another re-up?! Sorry to be annoying!

XemonerdX said...

Re-upped!

Anonymous said...

Please re-up the "Thats What You Get" 7", not heard it in years! Thanks

XemonerdX said...

Re-upped!

Tom Webster said...

sorry for yet another re-up request, the "Thats What You Get" link doesn't work anymore. Been looking for it for ages. Cheers!

XemonerdX said...

No problem, I'll re-up B'zrker as long as it takes for them to get the recognition they deserve, hah... Enjoy!