A post with a mixture of records but all connected with each other through a few guys in particular. Don’t know what I’m talking about? Well, continue reading this post. I stress READING because the vinyl picture won’t make you drool that much this time.
It all started with the CONGRESS interview I did with Josh. He spoke about FEEDING THE FIRE as a band he knew through another guy called Rob. Rob was the vocalist for Feeding The Fire. But as you might know Rob also played together with Josh and Hans in WHEEL OF PROGRESS. A band that needs no introduction if you have read the interviews with Hans and Josh.
Well that being told, the Feeding The Fire music came on my wantlist. But since I was unsure about the existence of records from the band, I was collecting in a heavy fog. But all of a sudden I saw that feeding the fire actually had a 7″ because a guy that I traded with had it on his sell-list. Since he had a lot of nineties stuff and was befriended back in the days with the above mentioned Belgians I figured this needed to be the one I was looking for.
So here we have the 7″ with ROB Born From Pain on vocals. The lyrics deal with subjects like resistance, fighting for personal liberation or liberation of oppressed people. But also about the energetic spirit that hardcore music delivers when listening to it. The FIRE within that awakens when you are true…
Besides that, the record has a huge foldout poster insert with the most awesome text:
|Spawn / Feeding The Fire SPLIT 7″|
Then I even found a colored record of them way back when I started collecting and just bought it because the ebay seller mentioned that it was the first EU band that toured the USA:
Enough (for now) about these records. I told this post would be about several guys from the early nineties Euro scene, so we miss one name and that’s P. Kitzel from Reaper Records! Well he actually played in SPAWN and now runs IMHO the best Hardcore label in current era of hardcore.
Maybe you can now also understand how BORN FROM PAIN (which Rob’s current band) is on Reaper Records and actually has a record called “Warfare” on the label.
|Born From Pain “Warfare” CAMO Green wax|
And Reaper Records first release (RR01) called ANOTHER WAY OF LIVING should be posted here also as a tribute to the now very important hardcore label:
|Reaper Records #01|
CONCLUSION: very interesting and essential records if you ask me. Certainly if you want to know and understand early 90’s European hardcore and who was involved! And how everything was connected, despite the fact that Feeding The Fire was from the Netherlands, Wheel of Progress from Belgium and Spawn from Germany ! There was unity !
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