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Finland Means Murder

Finland Means Murder
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One-sided 12" black vinyl, edition of 330.
Released by Puukotus-levyt & Regurgitated Semen Records

August 28th 2021

Like all the other bands in the world, we too did a lockdown-album. Here it is, written in April-May and recorded in July 2021 in Helsinki. The idea was to tighten the screw to the max on all fronts from songwriting to production. That means less distortion and less feedback. More room for the blood, sweat and lively groove while doing interval-training with our instruments. No tricks. As fast as we possibly can.

During the summer two events took place that would forever leave their mark in what Sick Urge does. First came the heatwaves in Canada, drought in Turkey and flooding in Germany. Finland, like all of northern Europe, suffered from a ridiculously hot July. We´ve had natural disasters as a lyrical theme from the very beginning, but during these recording sessions the extreme weather events shook the world like never before and it is now painfully obvious to even the most ignorant that the climate catastrophe is not something that is on the way but something to cope with right now. Lyrically ‘Finland Means Murder’ deals a lot with nature’s meltdown and climate catastrophe with necessary side steps into despising authorities, structural oppression and nuclear war and finally supporting your local hardcore scene. Also fuck the cops.

Then, after we had already finished recording, came a wave of calling out sexual harassment and abuse in the Finnish punk scene. This time with such a force that even the most ignorant must have realized that we have a deep-rooted cultural problem, not just in the mainstream-society but within the punk/hc counterculture we so deeply cherish. Everyone understands that rape is wrong, but to really combat sexual harassment and abuse we have to stop sexism where it starts. We, you and me, all the men in the scene, must reflect on our own behaviour and under-lying thought-patterns and prejudices. I'm sure many of us have at least passively contributed to or upheld toxic behaviour. Talk out loud, talk with your friends, intervene with a low-threshold. Offer support. Respect. Make punk finally the safe space it should always have been.

It is not nearly enough to be a non-abuser, we must be anti-abusers.

-- Sick Urge

HARDCORE PUNK from Helsinki, Finland since 2015

Touko - guitar & vocals
Lauri - bass & vocals
Valtteri - drums

Contact: koskinen.lauri (a) hotmail.com

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