Swarm Of Rats. Interview

Interview with the heavy hardcore band  Swarm Of Rats from Katerini, Greece, about the band, among other things.

ILM: Hey guys, How are you? Firstly thank you for taking time for an interview. Please introduce short yourself. Since when do you make music together, how many members you are and so on?

SOR: Hello we’re good,thank you for giving us the chance as this is our first interview ever Our names and roles in the band are: Gio-vocals, Chris-guitar, Soc-guitar, Thanos-drums and our newest member Spyros-bass so the band started with Gio and Soc back in early 2k14 we had some small line-up changes but here we are.

ILM: You release soon your first EP "KCHC". How was the feedback to the record so far?

SOR: We released 3 songs called Weight,Public Threat featuring Vulture Mode and a lyric video for Breakdown of Society featuring Overpain, so far the feedback was pretty good, we didn't except anything too big or something  we just do what we love.

ILM: Which bands and music do you count to your influences and how would you describe you music? Which three words fit best to Swarm Of Rats?

SOR: It's better to just say music cuz there’s a lot of different bands each one of us is listening to We have influences from oldschool death metal to thrash to oi to hip hop.Everyone is putting his own tastes and we combine them together to get something we like. 3 words…. Rats.not.copycats

ILM: Where else does Swarm Of Rats usually get its inspiration from? Which themes you're treated in your songs?

SOR: Our inspiration is our reality ,the best way to see what I'm talking about is to listen to our music but long story short the filth of society, situations we live/lived and pretty much everything that gave us a reason to write a song and don’t get a gun to solve it any other way hahaha

ILM: How is the Hardcore scene in Greece?

SOR: The hardcore scene in Greece,I wouldn’t say scene as there is none. I mean there are a lot of bands that have their own people/scene/crew call it whatever you want but ya know its not united and maybe it’s better that way. We dont see eye to eye with some people on what hardcore should be and we don't want anything to do with them

ILM: What personally means hardcore to you?

SOR: Pff,ya know first got into it back in 2012 and I know that I’m not old and I'm not years in this but with hardcore I found a place of salvation for the grimness of this so called life we ‘’live’’. I mean my problems didn’t get solved but with hardcore I found people who feel the burden and the sorrow and the hatei feel ,everyone is carrying some weight on their back and here you’ll find some people who will take some of it off and you’ll do the same for them and this is how we’ve built our hardcore scene in our town,but to make it more clear hardcore keep my life kicking. We live for this, we ain’t living FROM this if ya know what I’ma trying to say

ILM: What are you doing otherwise besides music? Work? Hobbies?

SOR: We have different taste in hobies likes graffiti tags,movies,video games and shit reading books and more things as for work nah this shit aint around here much,searching in a town that everything goes mouth to mouth not chance some of us had to leave the hometown we love so to make it find a job.

ILM: What are your hearing at the moment and what was in your opinion the best album of last year?

SOR: Uhh lot of stuff man Out To Win, Lifeless, Length Of Time are some of them and a tone of other bands haha.
Best album of the year, pff can’t choose one so I’ll throw 1-2 that got me really good Cruel Hand – YWWL , Life After Death – Friends fade enemies stay and really liked the split of Full of Hell/Nails.

ILM: Here are some tags. What do you think about it?

- Soccer: We aren't interested in soccer. We dont support any team.
 - 90’s Hardcore: We like the more groovy 90's bands like irate,spineless h8000era and EGH. We like the oldscool and the newschool bands too but our musffic is definatelly closer to the 90's stuff
-  Straight Edge: We dont drink excessivly nor do we do drugs but we are not a straight edge band only our vocalist is straight edge
-  Religion: We dont believe in a god or gods.We respect people who do but we dont

ILM: Final words and greetings?

SOR: A shoutout to everyone who supported us so far to your blogspot and any similar pages/blogspots doing this work for the underground mostly scene and to everyone take care out there this world ain’t nice.

By: Joe Gallardo / I Love Mosh ILM Familia

Check out Swarm Of Rats and support the real underground!!!

Swarm Of Rats - Breakdown Of Society (ft. Overpain) Lyric Video

Mala Racha

[Hardcore Punk] [Hardcore]
 (Olympia, Washington, USA)

Mala Racha - Demo 2017


1. Intro / Hora De Pagar
3. Stand Up
4. Land Of The Free



[Heavy Hardcore] [NJHC)
 (New Jersey, USA)

Hardcore band from South Jersey with a message against addiction and corruption.

PUSH - Demo '17


1. Rise
2. Spikes


Dumb N Dumber

[Skate Punk] [Melodic Punk]
 (Mérida, Yuc, Mexico)

Dumb N Dumber - Dumbers! EP (2016)

1. Es Hora de Patinar 01:39
2. Tiempos Muertos 01:19
3. Homero Simpson 01:57
4. Arrogante 01:24
5. Lo Siento 00:36
6. No Voy A Cambiar 01:32
7. Esto Se Va a Descontrolar 01:28
8. Tony Hawk 02:06
9. Hangover parte 2 01:19
10. Para mis amigos 01:19
11. Pizza Girl Song 01:50

Dumb N Dumber - Rare Songs (EP 2015)


1. Solo Vive Hoy [New Version] 01:57
2. Loco Por Mary [New Version] 02:18

Dumb N Dumber - Punk Rock TV (EP 2015)

1. American Pie 01:49
2. Dumb And Dumber 01:47
3. Loco Por Mary 02:18
4. Pizza Girl Song 01:50
5. HangOver (¿Que paso ayer?) 02:00
6. No Hay Nada En La Tv 02:21
7. Momento De Pensar 01:43
8. Solo Quería Patinar 01:54
9. Krazy World (Final) 00:59

Dumb N Dumber - Fast Food EP (2014)

1. Jelou 00:40
2. Solo Vive Hoy 01:18
3. Skate punk 03:01
4. El punk rock estará aqui 01:22
5. Cambio De Actitud 02:22
6. Milton Skate 02:56
7. Le gustaba el punk rock (cover) 03:04
8. +[Bonus Track] 01:54

By Band Request


Accept Your Death

[Hardcore Punk]
 (Mérida, Yuc, Mexico)

Accept Your Death - Self Titled Demo (2017)


1. In The End 01:43
2. Bullshit 01:03
3. Accept Your Death 01:35
4. Death 01:02
5. Slut Number Five 00:56
6. Kill The Hippies 01:11

Jose Garcia (Trankas) Vocal
Arturo de la cruz (Arty) Guitarra
Fernando (Fer) Bateria
Carlos de La Cruz (Gato 1)
Jorge Varguez (Gato 2) Bajo

By Band Request


LordWillin x Constantine The G x Rami Winston - Hooligan Serenade (Official Video)

 [Hip Hop]

LordWillin x Constantine The G x Rami Winston - Hooligan Serenade (Official Video)

xSangre Jovenx

 [Youth Crew Straight Edge]

xSangre Jovenx - Demo 2003


1 - Intro 
2 - Los mejores tiempos 
3 - Cambia tu actitud 
4 - Juventud positiva 
5 - Tolerancia 
6 - Cuenta conmigo 
7 - Conviccion establecida 
8 - Sangre joven 
9 - Marcate 
10 La razon  


Black My Heart

[Straight Edge] [Hardcore]
 (Boston, USA)

Black My Heart - Before The Devil (2005)


1. We Weren't Brought Up Right
2. What You Know About
3. My Way
4. Did It All
5. Remember Me
6. Tick Tock
7. Thick As Blood
8. Antonio Ricci
9 Before The Devil


One Against All - Note From Hope (ft. Scott Vogel of Terror) Official Video

(Izmir, Turkey)

One Against All - Note From Hope (ft. Scott Vogel of Terror)


[Beatdown Deathcore] [Downtempo]
 (Zapopan, Jal, Mexico)

Cauterizer - Dolor EP (2017)


1. [ I N F E R N U S ] 01:49
2. [ S O L U M ] 03:48
3. [ THIS IS IT ] 03:59
4. [ N R T H F A C E ] 02:44
5. [ P A I N ] 04:57
6. [ H A T E D ] 04:26



[Death Metal]
 (Guadalajara, Jal, Mexico)

Punished - The Absent (2016)


1. Awakening 00:08
2. The Absent 05:41
3. Voices 04:12
4. Peace 00:51
5. [Truth] 07:38


xDestroy Babylonx [Reupload]

 [Vegan] [Straight Edge] [Hardline]

xDestroy Babylonx will always be remembered as one toughest hardline vegan straightedge band from Italy. 

xDestroy Babylonx - By The Knife (2008) [Reupload]


01. Intro - No Revolution Without A Bloodshed 
02. Destroy Babylon 
03. Silent Eyes 
04. By The Knife 
05. Diamonds Are Not Forever 
06. Militant Life 
07. Declaration of War [Green Rage Tribute] 
08. They Are A Cancer 
09. Threat Of Overcome 
10. Death To All Traitors 


xBlack Baharatx [Reupload]

[Hardcore Hip Hop] [Straight Edge]

xBlack Baharatx - Self Titled (2006)


Desarmador [Re-Upload]

[NuMetal] [Hardcore Rap]
(Guadalajara, Jal, Mexico)

Desarmador - Fuerza (1997) [Reupload]


01 Fuerza
02 996
03 Cambio Mental
04 Raza De Barro
05 Espasmo
06 Toxica Mexica
07 Todo Al Frente
08 América Peligra
09 Veneno Chicano
10 Poder Control
11 Náhual Controla


VA. Tenochtitlan Hardcore Vol. 1

[Hardcore Punk] [Hardcore]

VA. Tenochtitlan Hardcore Vol. 1 (Live Tape 1997)


1. Instinto - Es La Verdad (2:33)
2. Tomahawk - Un Viaje (2:16)
3. AK47 - Gringo (2:12)
4. Crossbones - Guerra (1:42)
5. Histeria - Liberación (2:20)
6. Streetdown - Violencia (2:02)
7. Instinto - En Las Venas (3:53)
8. Tomahawk - No Debes Morir (1:42)
9. AK47 - DFCH (2:29)
10. Croosbones - Invasor (1:59)
11. Streetdown - Gea (3:02)



[Old School Death Metal]

Riding Our Black Oceans at it's core is truly melodic death metal, but this is nothing like the Gothenburg style of Dark Tranquillity or In Flames. Cenotaph on this album plays mournful, gut-wrenching 90's era death metal remniscient of a more melodic mid-period Death or Pestilence. The vocals are deep, but more of a bark, and at times even get to weeping. The musicianship is top notch, and the riffs are memorable as hell. The production's organic, but clear, and in the CD's liner notes it mentions that the album was not mixed or mastered, and completely analog, as they care about being "true".

Cenotaph - Riding Our Black Ocean (1994)

Tracklist CD1:

1. The Solitudes
2. Severance
3. Grief To Obscuro
4. Macabre Locus Celesta
5. Among The Abrupt
6. Infinitum Valet
7. The Silence Of Our Black Oceans
8. Soul Profundis
9. Ecstacia Tenebrae

Bonus CD2:

01 Crying Frost
02 Lorn Ends
03 Solitudes
04 Everlastin Command
05 As The Darkness Burns

Reverse The Rules - Never Surrender (Official Video)

[Old School][Hardcore Metal]

Reverse The Rules is a french metal/hardcore band that got together in 2011.The origins of this band comes from 4 musicians all coming from different bands ( Black Bomb A, Onesta, Hardside ,Days of decline , Ambryo, Self Hate , In trails ...) united in this new project .

The band give us an efficient old-school hardcore métal style, for fans of Madball, Death Before Dishonor, Hatebreed...

Reverse The Rules - Never Surrender (Official Video

Recognize Real Brutallity Split (2007) [Re-Upload]

[Beatdown Hardcore] [Hardcore Punk]

Recognize Real Brutallity Split (2007) [Re-Upload]


01 Saturday Night Park - Tough Core
02 Saturday Night Park - My Anger
03 Murder Within Sin - Time Done Together
04 Murder Within Sin - Regret
05 Dominate - Dead Man Walking
06 Dominate - Badluck
07 Slapdown - Suffer
08 Slapdown - HxC Game
09 Infidel - Which Type Are You
10 Infidel - Flexible
11 Most High Game - Discharge
12 Most High Game - Never Give Up


Reapers Row

 [Bay Area Thrash Metal]
 (San Jose, CA, USA)

Reapers Row - Promo 2017

1. Pit Of Despair


Wolf Down (Official Video)

[Hardcore Punk]

In times when anti-immigration resentments globally spread into the political mainstream, it's a radical move to defend basic human rights. Consider this video a call for counteraction, a call for active solidarity beyond nations and borders.

Official music video for "The Fortress" by WOLF DOWN from the album "Incite & Conspire".

Horrible Earth

[Grindcore]  [Punk] [Powerviolence]
 (Boston, MA, USA)

In 2015 there was a shuffling of members and Tim Morse (original and final drummer of Anal Cunt) and Tom Lee (guitarist of Boston punk hardcore band For the Worse) joined Horrible Earth and aggressively began to write and play shows half way across the U.S. and Canada. In March of 2016 they brought all their skills and experience to New Alliance studios in Cambridge Massachusetts and produced and recorded their new album named "Typical Human Behavior" 

An unapologetic overpowering chaotic horde of blistering grindcore! , they thank no one!

Debut full length from Boston grindcore Horrible Earth. Fast loud and to the point.

Horrible Earth - Typical Human Behavior (2016)


1. Intro 
2. Symbolic Ritual Symbolic Death 
3. Bad Batch 
4. Kill to Preserve 
5. Cthonian Haunt 
6. Carinogenic Dinner 
7. Endless War 
8. Typical Human Behavior 
9. Shrine 
10. Relative to My Interests 
11. De-Educate 
12. Lethargic Cattle 
13. The Standard Is Misery 
14. The Greenery

Horrible Earth - Horrible Earth (2013)

1. Bloated Carcass 01:14
2. Embrace Eris 01:30
3. Resistor 00:51
4. World Wide Famine 02:31
5. Pleasure To Burn 01:07
6. Endless War 01:06
7. Vultures Picking At Vultures 01:41
8. They're All Dead 00:56
9. This Intervening Cabal 02:07

For Horrible Earth merchandise:


Horrible Earth - Typical Human Behavior (2016) Streaming Full Album 


[Oldschool Death Metal]
 (CDMX, Mexico)

Frost Image is the prototypical ‘90s death metal album; short bites of ruthless fury about terminal illnesses and shattered dreams. They wisely avoided the childish Satanic jargon, sticking to more realistic and personal content. The music can be compared to Incantation or At The Gates, though without the tight musicianship. 

Though it isn’t a technical masterpiece, Frost Image contains some wicked tunes enhanced by brutal growls and dive-bomb guitar solos. These songs fit with the time period it was released during, however dated it may sound compared to the today’s metal. “Naked Flame” and “Confused Wires” are late favorites, tipping the quality scale in favor of the latter half of the album.

Bloodsoaked - Frost Image (1993)


1. Became Frost Image 04:17  
2. Emptiness 02:59
3. Terminal Sickness 03:03 
4. Soul Eater 03:13
5. Insensible (Drive Me) 03:15
6. Frigid Prescence 03:39
7. Sadness to Come 04:23
8. Naked Flame 03:05
9. Confused Wires 02:38
10. Doorside to Nowhere 03:09
11. Abssesion 03:41
12. Mising the Light 03:34

Bloodsoaked - The Omen (7EP 1994)


1. Rising.
2. S.H.C.
3. Buried Under My skin


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