The Dark Skies Above Us Collective has released three benefit albums of “anti-NSBM” (National Socialist Black Metal) bands. Each album is a benefit for a great cause: an anti-fascist’s medical bills, the post-release fund for former environmental prisoner Eric McDavid, and funds for the families of the 43 students murdered in Guerrero, Mexico. Each of them is available as a digital download by donation (and vol. 1 also as a cassette).
The Dark Skies Above Us Collective, Athens, Greece:
Antifascist and anarchist bands & distros collective
SMASH THE STATE
LET’S KEEP OUT NAZIS FROM OUR MUSIC!!
Resistance: ANTI-NSBM Volume 1
released February 21, 2015
Nihilist Waves – Where is the Unity
Doom – Nazi Die
Absolutist – Pain
Ruinas – Iconoclastas
Void Forger – Raise The Curtain (Jerry’s Kids)
Døde Rotter – Жоом
Mácula – Seguindo o Coração
Aurea – VI
Iskra – Cursed Realms of the Winter Demons
Human Host Body – Sankcije
G.U.O.R. – Quante volte…
Social Horror – Caracas
N.I.S. – Parassiti
Heädshöt – Slaves
Eternal Noire Doom – Dust
Norn – Ég Hata Ísland
Kalashnikov – Vampirizzati oggi
All benefit goes to Emilio and CSA Dordoni.
A group of around 60 fascists (mostly from CasaPound) attacked activists from Cremona’s Dordoni social centre. The attack on seven or eight activists was launched by around ten people, and very soon bolstered by 40 more. Emilio, one of the activists and someone very well known in Cremona, was beaten with a bar and then kicked in the face and head as he was lying on the ground. The attack appears to have been prepared in advance, taking advantage of a football match to bring together fascists from Parma, Brescia and other towns with those from Cremona. Emilio is now in a very serious condition, he is in coma. Dordoni’s activists have made a complaint that the fascists were merely identified by the police and then released but that the activists who were defending Dordoni were charged.
Anti-racist activists from Cremona and from all over Italy have called for a national anti-racist demonstration in Cremona on 24 January, and for solidarity demonstrations in many different cities. Clashes broke out at an anti-racist rally in Cremona, Italy when around 2,000 protesters took to the streets to object to this attack by far-right group supporters. According to La Stampa, the protesters were trying to reach the headquarters of CasaPound and broke windows and vandalised streets in the process.
This episode is not isolated: there have been many different attacks let by CasaPound or other far-right movements over the last few months. In September, in Naples, a high school student was beaten by some far-right individuals. In Rome, in November, a group of far-right militants attacked supporters of Ardita San Paolo football team.
All the money from this compilation will go to Emilio for medical care and to CSA Dordoni squatters.
Racism: the maximum of hatred for the minimum of reason.
Love music – hate racism!
Crust punk, anarcho punk, HC and HNW united.
Resistance: ANTI-NSBM Volume 2
released February 14, 2015
Modesto Continente – Cat-ass-trophy
Acromo – Faces do Ecocídio
Cuscuta – Untitled
Larva Ov Cum – Imploro fiumi di IRA Sociale
Satanatum – Do The Drones Dream Of Electric Gods?
Angoracoid – Satanico Pandemonium
SatAnarchist Apparition Storm – Total Fucking Anarchy
Regnvm Animale – Samsara
Pulso Etilico – Paranoia
Ierru – Cussu chi Depet Èssere Fatu
Nephilim – The Necromancer
Wild’s Reprisal – Death of Nature
Schattenlicht – Niemals vergessen
Virium – Wolved by the moonlight
In Flagrante Delicto – Ultio
Misery Index – The Color of Blood
Gulag – Gauzes
Deafest – Rising From the Ridgeline
Rejekts – Caduta
Black Cascade – Arise
Karg – Asternregen
Twilight Fauna – Emancipation in Chaos
Peregrine – Reduced to Ashes
Smärta – Postmodernism
Eric McDavid is an anarchist and environmental activist who was entrapped by an FBI informant and charged with a single count of “conspiracy to use fire or explosives to damage corporate and government property”. In May of 2008 Eric was sentenced to an outrageous 19 years and 7 months in prison.
On January 8th, 2015, after serving 9 years in prison his judgment and sentencing were vacated when it became known that the FBI had failed to disclose potentially exculpatory evidence to the defense. Eric plead guilty to a lesser charge that carried a 5 year maximum sentence and was released almost immediately.
This incredible victory occurred because we all refused to give up the struggle to set him free. Thank you to all of you who have supported Eric during these last 9 years. Despite the heavy-handed repression of the state, Eric refused to compromise his politics or his integrity, just as all of us who supported him refused to abandon the struggle to see him free. But the struggle is not over. Though Eric is no longer held in a prison cell he is faced with the difficult task of rebuilding his life after a lengthy period of incarceration.
All money from this compilation will go to Eric McDavid to help him get back on his feet.
Resistance: ANTI-NSBM Volume 3
released August 24, 2015
D.O.C. – Riposa in Pace, Lurido Verme
Antlers – To The Throats
Ancient Emblem – Ancient Emblem
Stellar Descent – Lost (Excerpt)
Årsta – Fall Of Iriy
Slaughterday – Slaves to the Artificial God
Marginal – More Violence
Neverchrist – Acao, Reacao, Renegacao
Repressione – Distintivo
Nuit Noire – My Pretty Lunar Blade
Iprit – Последний поезд
Elurra – Die Jagt
Ancst – Spark
Alda – In The Wake Of An Iron Wind
Abismus – Black Chant
Anti-freeze – World Struggle
Abyssal – Landscapes
Bonjour Tristesse – Lifeforce
Wildspeaker – Power Lines
Rütäbägä – Survival
Vow Of Thorns – Forest Dweller
Morbid Blood – I Still Have Faith
Leper – Wild And Free
Disterror – Gilgamesh
Thränenkind – This Story Of Permanence
Fortress Black – Dead Heart
Profecium – Esteros De Sangre
Kvltyst – Zweifel
Crown of Asteria – Stag Head Wounded in Looming Spirit
Искра Жизни – Театр абсурда
Puna Terrori – The Storm Of T34
Dark Mass – Cursed Blood of The Fallen Kings
L’Isola Di Semo – J
100% of the proceeds of this compilation will go toward caravana43.com to help parents and classmates of the 43 (Normalista students who disappeared on September 26, 2014 in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico) going to United States.
The main aim is to provide an international forum for the parents who have lost their children in a government of systemic violence and impunity. Another important goal of the caravana is to shed light on US foreign policy, specifically the Merida Initiative and its connection to socioeconomic conditions and violence in Mexico.
On September 26, 2014 a group of students was attacked by the police and other people in the city of Iguala, leaving six dead, 25 or more wounded, and 43 disappeared. While there have been several official and other unofficial investigations as of this date (January 2015) we have no clear idea of what happened to the students. We don’t know who killed, wounded, or kidnapped them, nor do we have a clear motive.
Thanks to Modesto Continente for the art.