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HeartFirst Records is a DIY Hardcore Punk label that releases bands from all over the world. The label is located in Munich, Germany. It started back in 1990 and was an extension of doing a fanzine, running a record distribution since 1985, and tour managing bands in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Just as the main reason of the record distribution was to get records cheap for myself and my friends, the label exists primarily to release records with my friend's bands and have a good time doing it. The label started out in Berlin but relocated to Munich in 1999. Most releases are on 7" vinyl because that is the true Punk vinyl music format. Style-wise the label is not attempting to follow the latest musical trends but is dedicated to working with our friends' bands from various parts of the world that have a root in old style Hardcore Punk musically and attitude-wise. Many HeartFirst releases have been debut releases of the bands because bands tend to have the most energy and passion when they are starting up. The label is not into putting out LPs and getting bigger, it's keeping it real. HeartFirst bands over the years went on to release records on labels like Alternative Tentacles, Better Youth Organization, Revelation, Bacteria Sour and Sound Pollution (just to name a few).
In 2006 a new sublabel was founded: Norwegian Leather. it is dedicated to rereleasing classic Norwegian Punk bands on vinyl, this time also on LP format. You can find more info about Norwegian Leather here.
List of all HeartFirst releases to date:
[Note: Most of these releases are long sold out, and those appear in grey. Upcoming releases appear in red]
BEAT 053 LIFE (Japan) - Proof of Survival EP
BEAT 052 MÜLLTÜTE (Germany) - Third EP
BEAT 051 NUCLEAR CULT (Germany) - Cruel Routine EP
BEAT 050 V/A - Berlin Tristesse 7" EP compilation
BEAT 049 PIG//CONTROL (Germany) - Trauma EP
BEAT 048 PIG//CONTROL (Germany) - s/t EP
BEAT 047 DISHONORABLE DISCHARGE (Norway)/PEACEBASTARD (Germany) - Split EP
BEAT 046 MÜLLTÜTE (Germany) - Second EP
BEAT 045 PEACEBASTARD (Germany) - Global Crisis 7"
BEAT 044 VAASKA (Texas) - Condenado EP 7"
BEAT 043 V/A - HeartFirst Anniversary Compilation 7" (with KRIEGSHÖG, BURIAL, DISHONORABLE DISCHARGE, RUIDOSA INMUNDICIA, SOTATILA, KORT PROSESS)
BEAT 042 RUIDOSA INMUNDICIA (Austria, Chile) - Huellas De Odio 7"
BEAT 041 KRIEGSHÖG (Japan) - Hardcore Hell EP 7" Second Edition
BEAT 040 BURIAL (Germany) - Hungry Wolves 7"
BEAT 039 V/A - Deutschland in Decline 7" Sampler with all German bands (Now-Denial, Chainbreaker, Bombenalarm, Burial, Doomtown, Solid Decline, Amen 81 -- all unreleased)
BEAT 038 SOLID DECLINE (Germany) - Adorning the Void 2 x 7"
BEAT 037 BOXED IN (UK) - 3rd 7" a.k.a. The Distance
BEAT 036 TOAMOL (Norway) - Tragedy of a Mind Once Lost 2 x 7"
BEAT 035 SOLID DECLINE (Germany) - Back In Line 7"
BEAT 034 BORN DEAD ICONS (Canada) - Unlearn 7"
BEAT 033 JIN'RIK'SHA (Norway) - End Present 2 x 7"
BEAT 032CD ALLTID JAGET (Norway) – Du Synker inn i døden.... CD
BEAT 032V ALLTID JAGET (Norway) – Du Synker inn i døden... 2 x 7"
BEAT 031CD STRAIN (Canada) - Bomb Wedemark CD
BEAT 030CD KORT PROSESS (Norway) - Svart Natt CDep
BEAT 030V KORT PROSESS (Norway) - Svart Natt double 7"
BEAT 029CD STRAIN (Canada) - Our End CDEP
BEAT 029 STRAIN (Canada) - These Years/Regret 7"
BEAT 028 CAPONE (Canada) - What We’ve Shared EP
BEAT 027CD BRAND NEW UNIT (Canada) - No Heroes CDep
BEAT 027 BRAND NEW UNIT (Canada) - All For Nothing 7"
BEAT 026 KORT PROSESS (Norway) - 18 Song CDep
BEAT 025 BRAND NEW UNIT (Canada) - Quickdraw Richy Rich 7"
BEAT 024 STRAIN (Canada) - RepetitionCDep
BEAT 023 KORT PROSESS (Norway) - 1993 7"
BEAT 022 ROMANTIC GORILLA (Japan) - Fun 7"
BEAT 021 CAPTAIN NOT RESPONSIBLE (Norway) - 7"
BEAT 020 STRAIN (Canada) - Cataract/Turn The Tide 7"
BEAT 019 KORT PROSESS (Norway) - 1994 7"
BEAT 018 ULTRA BIDÉ (Japan) - Africa 7"
BEAT 017 WRESTLING CRIME MASTER (Japan) - Trend Stomp 7"
BEAT 016 SUBVERT (USA) - The Madness Must End 7" re-release
BEAT 015 SPARKMARKER (Canada) - Scallen 7"
BEAT 014 STRAIN (Canada) - Driven 7"
BEAT 013 ALICE DONUT/ICE PRINCESS (Hell) Split 7"
BEAT 012 ANGST/IDORA (Norway/Japan) Split 7"
BEAT 011 DRESDEN 45 (Texas) - Blooddump 7"
BEAT 010.5 ANGST (Norway) - 4 song 7"
BEAT 010 BEYONDS (Japan) - Arrogance Or Ignorance 7"
BEAT 009 NUKEY PIKES (Japan) - If You Love Something, Set It Free 7"
BEAT 008 URBAN TERROR (Japan) - First Shot 7"
BEAT 007 FRATRICIDE (Canada) - Scream Bloody Vengeance 7"
BEAT 006 DUNKLE TAGE (Germany) - 7" re-release
BEAT 005 IDORA (Japan) - 5 Song 7"
BEAT 004 V/A - The World's A Lonely Place 7" (International)
BEAT 003 EXPATRIATE (USA) - Live in Denver 7"
BEAT 002 INSURGENCY (USA) - 4 Song 7"
BEAT 001 NUKEY PIKES (Japan) - 3 Men And The Monkey 7"
KILL 004 SUPERFAN (Germany) - Fuck You EP 7"
KILL 003 SUPERFAN (Germany) - Out Of Style EP 7"KILL 001 DACKELBLUT (Germany) - Japan 7"
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