Releases:



Tracklist:
01. Feel my flames
02. Traditional
03. Spirit of ink
04. The friendship effect
05. Lesson learned
06. White nigga
07. Social injustices
08. Breach of trust
09. Freedom
10. Rule #1
11. True to the game
12. Friday night

+Bonustracks

13. Boys Donīt Cry
14. Girls Just Want To Have Fun
Bounz The Ball - Companeros de vida (CD)
HBR 039

Re-issue of the first full length album by the mighty grazian (austria) hardcore circus BOUNZ THE BALL. The songs are still catchy euro-core in the veins of e.g. Killing Time, Madball ... in a totally fresh remastered and even fatter sound. This new cd-version contains two sexy covertracks of The Cureīs "Boys Donīt Cry" and Cyndi Lauperīs "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun".



Reviews:

My Own Way Zine - www.noizz.nl/mow
Out of nowhere this CD appeared in my mailbox, and I never ever heard about this band before but theyīre around from about 1997. This Austrian band is kinda mix of the old SOIA, Madball and Agnostic Front, but they also remind me of V.O.T. I really like this CD, itīs energetic/aggressive and those vocals....damn I really like those vocals!... (Duncan)

Wmtd-Zine - www.wmtdzine.nl
That real oldschool sound seems to be coming back again with bands like Only Attitude Counts, Spider Crew and now also Bounz The Ball. Formed in '97 from the ashes of two other bands and some line-up changes later Bounz The Ball was ready to start writing songs. Their style is typical oldschool in the vein of Madball, Biohazard and Sick Of It All. Even though all twelve songs are very good, Bounz The Ball still somewhat lacks an own sound. But I definitely enjoyed listening to this cd. Songs "Feel My Flames", "White Nigga", "Freedom" and "True To The Game" are very tight and display some good musicianship. Check out their website for more info on the band and on how to get in touch! Cool artwork on the cover by the way, a style you don't see to often... (IZ)

www.silentstagnation.de
Well never heard of this band before, oh wait I guess Stefan from True Illusion told me about his buddies when I met him last year. The five piece hailing from Graz in Austria exist since 1997 and play an aggressive old school new york styled Hardcore with some melodic back-ups not unlike H2O. Lyrics deal with typical scene shit, personal stories (e.g. 'Spirit of ink') and anti-racist messages. I think the last topic is very important, especially in Austria, as right-wing facist Jörg Haider is their president at the moment. I really dig that 'White Nigga' song, not just because of the message, but also because of the great melodic backups. Sorry not really innovative stuff but also not bad, better decide for yourself. Plus points for the nice layout (not same as usual) dealing with circus topics and the sound of the tattoo needle at the end of the second song. So if you wanna get the record or wanna set up a show for them please contact BTB under gregor@bounztheball.com.

www.rockhard.de
New York Hardcore aus der Schweiz, der frapierend nach unserm deutschen Schlachtschiff Rykerīs klingt... Angenehm ist die Tatsache, daß man sich nicht allzu sehr in "Tough guy" - Plattitüden ergeht, sondern songs wie "The Friendship Effect" oder "Breach Of Trust" Themen wie (verlorener) Freundschaft widmet....obgleich der Titel des antifaschistischen "White Nigga" nicht richtig smart wirkt, ist dieser Umstand immer noch besser, als dieses wichtige, immer aktuelleThema gar nicht angesprochen zu haben. Musikalisch bewegt man sich größtenteils im schweren Midtempo, legt jedoch bei dem erwähnten "The Friendship Effect" oder "Social Injustices" gerne mal einen Zahn zu. Der Sound dieser Eigenproduktion geht vollkommen in Ordnung. (Melanie Schmidt)

www.helldriver-magazin.de
Yeah, New York Old School im Stil von Madball, 25 ta Life, und Sick of it all aus Graz. Die 5 Öschis rocken auf ihrem Debüt als gäbe es kein Morgen, sehr heavy und groovy orientiert. Hier ist alles drin was ein gutes NYHC Album haben muss: fette Riffs, wütender Sänger, typische Brooklyn Chöre und ne fette Portion Angepisstheit....speziell der Sänger klingt sehr charismatisch. Hin und wieder beweist die Band , dass sie auch flotte Uptempo-parts drauf haben und sorgen so für Abwechslung. Sehr schön ist übrigens auch das Artwork der Platte.

www.allschools.net
Und schon wieder Musiker aus Österreich! Ich war sehr überrascht als ich diese CD bekam! Guter NYHC mit einer etwas New Schooligen Stimme, guten singalongs usw... Sie sind echt eingängig und schön anzuhören! Ich mag diese Tattoonadelgeräusch zwischen zwei Songs... hehehe! Was mir auch seit langem mal wieder auffällt, die Band hat ganz coole Chöre im Hintergrund! Texte und Artwork ist ziemlich oldschool und cool...

www.alifeless-ordinary.com
Seit 1997 gibt es BOUNZ THE BALL AUS Graz und es ist unüberhörbar, daß BTB volle pulle New York Hardcore spielen. 12 Songs, die richtig fett aufgenommen wurden, dazu eine zimlich brachiale Version des NY-HC.... BTB setzten auf Hardcore - Attacken gepaart mit heftigen Metal - Licks.... Wer auf solch einen Sound steht, der sollte sich dies ruhig mal antun. Plastic - Bomb Fanzine www.plastic-bomb.de/ long, long time ago, my friends from the grazian hardcore hereos bounz the ball went to the studion to record their debut cd. it takes them a long time to release this peace of old school hardcore power. this record is really well done. the sound is cool, the music too. this is that hardcore sound that made you moshing up the pit. ok, i have to say, that the sound is cool, but it isn't that great, i mean it's a record to listen a lot of times and never get boring. what i don't like are the lyrics. ok. i know that they deal with themes, that they stand for and that's great, but in my opinion harcore is a lot more than fighting fascism and doing "unity" - sing a longs, but that's just my own point of few. all in all a well done record, made by very nice boys and so a big respect out to bounz the ball. (written by wood(y))