Artist: Moderat Likvidation

Country: Sweden
Genre: Punk/Hardcore
Reviews: P.K (mp3) / Nitad (mp3)
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Various Artists - Skitliv! Fucked up passed out no memories left...Various Artists
Skitliv! Fucked up passed out no memories left...
D-takt & Råpunk


Sarcastic punk zine iconoclasts "Skitliv!" pay tribute to themselves with a double-disc collection of cuts from (almost) every artist they ever interviewed and that adds up to ten issues and 48 tracks of uncompromising Swedish d-beat/käng/råpunk. Most of the big names are represented, from old-timers such as Anti Cimex, Moderat Likvidation and Mob 47 to Wolfbrigade, Disfear, Skitsystem and Victims, as well as up-and-comers like Tortyr, Kvoteringen, Giftgasattack and truckloads more. Of course the quality here runs the gamut, be it related to songwriting or recording, but it kind of doesn't matter in end because it all starts to blend together after 20 minutes or so. On the other hand, as a genre-dabbler, it's a great resource to have because the song selection is so all-encompassing and overwhelming; I'm sure I'll be going back to revisit in smaller doses to pick out new favorites. For everyone else, especially if your only knowledge of Swedish punk is limited to the mediocre "Svenska Punkklassiker" discs, the uncompromising, unrelenting hardcore noise attack of "Skitliv!" is a great overview of a much-heralded underground scene well worth investigating, even it does veer towards overkill.
- Avi Roig

Moderat Likvidation in North America

Swedish hardcore legends Moderat Likvidation are coming to North America in November:

11/07 - tba, Montreal
11/08 - The Whitney House, Hartford, CT
11/09 - tba, Boston, MA
11/10 - The Fish Flat, Philadelphia, PA
11/11 - The Sidebar Tavern, Baltimore, MD
11/12 - Alley Katz, Richmond, VA
11/13 - The Falcon Nest, Pittsburgh, PA
11/14 - ABC No Rio, New York City, NY
11/14 - Crust Massacre Gig vol 36 @ Death by Audio, Brooklyn, NY

Festival report: Emmaboda 2009

MP3: Moderat Likvidation - P.K

I promised a week of negative-minded mp3 posts and I fully intend to deliver, but I am going to start out slow. The new Moderat Likvidation album isn't bad per se as much as it's pointless. Do we really need one of Sweden's classic hardcore acts to reunite in 2009 and tell us about how out of control political correctness has gotten? No, we don't. I'm glad to see those dudes are still raging after all these years and I'm sure a ton of folks were stoked to finally get a chance to see them live, but I doubt their new record would've gotten much attention if they weren't banking on the name. See Pissed Jeans' "Goodbye (hair)" for the proper way to make old-man hardcore. This is just tired and boring.

Moderat Likvidation - P.K

Moderat Likvidation coming to the US

Reunited Swedish hardcore punks Moderat Likvidation will be coming to North America for a few dates in November. Preliminary details at their website:
Note that they'll be hitting Europe soon thereafter in December.

D-Takt & Råpunk to release new records from Tortyr, Warvictims and Moderat Likvidation

Via Doomsday Mag comes word that D-Takt & Råpunk Records will be releasing a new 12"/CD from Tortyr and a 7" from Warvictims in March/April. They'll also be handling the brand new Moderat Likvidation 12" "Mammutation" as well as a repress of the killer Loud Pipes album "The downhill blues" on vinyl. For more info, go here:

Reunited Swedish punks Moderat Likvidation are back in the studio working on new material.

MP3: Nitad - Ge mig ge mig

Here's a good punk-rock icebreaker: which era of Black Flag is your favorite? I'm a Rollins guy myself, though it didn't always used to be that way. Young Avi liked the louder/faster style of the early years, but now old and bitter Avi prefers the, well, older, more bitter and more disillusioned stuff from "Damaged" onward. Nitad, on the other hand, are definitely early years kind of guys. This isn't the snotty retro-punk of the Umeå or KBH scenes though, this stuff is more like a continuation of classic Swedish hardcore. Fast and furious, yes, but also with plenty of hooks to keep you coming back for more. The name is from a famous Moderat Likvidation song, after all. Really looking forward to the upcoming full-length -- even if it's not so hot, it's still got all the various EP tracks plus some seriously bad-ass artwork.

Nitad - Ge mig ge mig

Doomsday Mag has live footage of Moderat Likvidation from West Coast Riot along with the news that the reunited band is working on new material:

West Coast Riot is a new punk/hardcore fest happening in Göteborg, Sweden on June 26. First acts confirmed include recently reformed Swedes Moderat Likvidation as well as Millencolin and Nofx. Read more:

MP3: Moderat Likvidation - Nitad

Moderat Likvidation are an old Swedish punk band from the early 80s, widely considered to be the very first d-beat/d-takt act on the scene. They recorded a couple EPs before going their separate ways around '85, leaving a small, but important legacy. That is, until this weekend when they will be playing their first show in 22 years at Mejeriet in Lund, Sweden with fellow old-school vets Mob 47 and young upstarts Fy Fan (touring the US in March) and Nuclear Death Terror. Expect all sorts of old dudes crawling out from the woodwork with receding hairline mohawks. At least, that's how I like to picture it. Anyhow, while they are most certainly not my favorite Swedish raw-punk band, their place in history is inarguable. So with that being said, here's their track from the new "Svenska punkklassiker vol. 2" compilation. Enjoy!

Moderat Likvidation - Nitad

Södra Promenaden talks to Moderat Likvidation about their upcoming reunion show: (in Swedish)

Is there a Moderat Likvidation reunion in the works? Read here: