The Spectacle

from: Norway
genre: Hardcore / Progressive / Crust

The Spectacle was a hardcore band from Bodø in Norway. They had a truly unique sound, combining elements from many of the most powerful and passionate subgenres of hardcore and other types of music, from heavy crust to emotional hardcore to long Godspeed You! Black Emperor-style instrumental passages. A strong anti-capitalist message could be found in their lyrics, and the band released albums through crimethinc, an anarchist collective.

The band consisted of Endre Njøs (guitar), Torbjørn Hafnor (guitar/vocals), Jørgen Larsen (guitar/percussion), Andreas Bakkemo (vocals), Martin Bowitz (bass/vocals), Kjetil Jensen (drums). They existed from 2000 to 2006. During their existance they toured Europe three times and the United States once. Connected to strong DIY-ideals they put out the records themselves on their own label Smart Patrol Records.

The Spectacle - Self Titled 10'' (2002)
audio: 192 kbps

1. Lakonia
2. Between
3. For Each Shadow Cast
4. The Angel's Choir

The Spectacle - Rope Or Guillotine (2004)
audio: 128 kbps (wma)

1. Sleepwalking
2. Growing Pains
3. Reward
4. Rope or Guillotine Pt.I
5. Rope or Guillotine Pt.II
6. Sold Time, Souls Bought
7. Mourning
8. Tiny Bits of Heart
9. The Cave


The Spectacle - I, Fail (2005)
audio: 192 kbps

1. Courage and a Brick
2. Flag of Defeat
3. By God
4. When Every Move Is Anticipated
5. From Sandbox to Laboratory
6. All Towers Must Fall
7. Self and Other
8. I, Fail


1 comment:

DZGN™ said...

Fuckin love this band...