Raw Brutal Assault Vol 2: Discography 1994-1998
Year: 2005 ?
Label: No Fashion HC Records / Terrötten Records
Catalog Number: NFCD-027 / TERR 022
Ripped With: EAC (Secure And Test) with LOG and CUE
Tragedy LP ('94)
1-1 Dying Of Disease
1-2 Fear Of The War
1-4 We Lose Everything
1-5 Burn To Damage
1-6 Nuclear Explosion
1-8 The Cruelty Of War
1-11 Hellish View
1-13 Indiscriminately Kill
1-15 The End Of Blood
Split EP w/ Hellkrusher ('94)
1-16 Inhuman Act
1-17 Once The War Started
1-18 Why Must We Die?
Split EP w/ Selfish ('94)
1-19 No More Pain
1-20 Stand Up And Fight (original by DISCARD)
V.A / Meaningful Consolidation Comp 2xEP ('94)
1-22 Children Not Knowing Peace
Visions Of War EP ('94/'95)
1-24 Visions Of War (original by DISCHARGE)
1-26 Young Soldiers
1-27 Burned Alive
1-28 The Earth Is Dying
Split EP w/ C.B.U. ('95)
1-29 War Of Aggression
1-30 Victims Of Warning
1-31 Rights Of Liberty And Equality
Split EP w/ Homomilitia ('95)
1-32 Pollution Of Development
1-33 The Report Of A Gun
1-34 Attack The Enemy
Great Swedish Feast 10" ('95)
1-35 En Död Soldat (original by ANTI-CIMEX)
1-36 Mitt Totala Hat (original by SVART PARAD)
1-37 Sista Striden (original by SOUND OF DISASTER)
1-38 Slutet Är Här (original by AGONI)
1-39 Poor Fools (original by CRUDITY)
1-40 Mot En Strålande Framtid (original by BOMBANFALL)
1-41 The Fucking War Has No End (original by AVSKUM)
1-42 Fred På Jonden (original by ABSURD)
1-43 Armed Revolution (original by SHITLICKERS)
V.A / Damn The Control Comp EP ('95)
1-44 Rights Of Liberty And Equality
V.A / Kamikaze Attacked America, Yankee Bombed Hiroshima, Nagasaki Comp CD ('95)
1-45 Burned Alive
V.A / Chaos Of Destruction Vol. 1 3xLP ('96)
2-1 The Grief
2-2 The Cause Of War
2-3 Why Isn't There War?
No More Pain LP ('96)
2-4 Realities Of War (original by DISCHARGE)
V.A / Tosamono 1997 Comp 2xEP ('97)
2-6 After An Air-Attack
V.A / Regurgitation Comp EP ('97)
2-7 Spräckta Snutskallar (original by SHITLICKERS)
No More Pain LP ('97)
2-9 In Fact
The Aspects Of War 10"/Cassette EP ('97)
2-13 The Cause Of War
2-14 The Aspects Of War
2-15 Why Isn't There War?
2-17 In Fact
2-18 The Grief
2-19 Smell Of The Rotten Corpse
2-20 After An Air-Attack
4 Track E.P. 1997 EP ('97)
2-21 The Aspects Of War
2-22 The Holocaust By The Air-Raid
2-23 The Blood
2-24 Smell Of The Rotten Corpse
V.A / Iron Columns Comp 2xLP ('97)
Total Dis-Lickers Demo ('98)
2-26 Endless War (Out Take)
2-27 War Is Insanity
2-28 In Agony
2-29 Future Extinction
Split EP w/ Squandered ('98)
2-32 Endless War
2-33 Torture 2
2-34 Mass Extinction
The Nuclear Victims EP ('98)
2-37 The End Approaches (original by THE SEXUAL)
2-38 The Nuclear Victims
2-39 Why (original by DISCHARGE)
Live At C.S. Kochi-City 4/11/'98
2-40 Fear Of The War
2-41 War Is Insanity
2-42 In Agony
2-43 Future Extinction
2-44 The Aspects Of War
2-45 Why Isn't There War?
2-46 Endless War
2-47 Torture 2
Disclose was a Japanese hardcore punk band heavily influenced by British punk band Discharge. They existed from 1992-2007.
Disclose uses the infamous D-beat drumming style and are sonically and lyrically considerably one of the closest and most extreme adherents of the style. Their sound is very similar to that of Discharge, with an increased use of fuzz and distortion guitar effects. The subject matter is also similar to Discharge - the songs are primarily about nuclear war, and its horrific consequences.
Tragically, on June 5, 2007, Kawakami died in his apartment from an overdose of alcohol and sleep pills, thus sadly spelling the end of Disclose.
Members and former members include: Kawakami (vocals & lead guitar), Tsukasa (vocals), Fukugawa (bass guitar), Yasuoka (bass guitar), Yousei (bass guitar), Hiro (drums), Fujiwara (drums), Uo-Katou (drums), Aki (drums) & Naoto.
DISCLOSE INTERVIEW from Mangelslakt Zine
Well this interview is generally up to date but Disclose has released a couple of things since the time I interviewed Kawakami. The "Aspects of War" 10" and Cassette are now out which consists of some older demo material which is fucking brutal-- check out the review for info on the cassette, but the vinyl for you narrow minded fukkers is available from F.F.T. Records Asahi Plaza Umeda 1212, 4-11 Tsuruno-Cho, Kita-Hu, 530 Osaka, Japan. Also available is the "No More Pain" Disclose comp LP on Your Own Jailer records Marmorv 14B, 752 44 Uppsala, Sweden. Also available is the early 7" some of us still remember on Overthrow (address is above). Disclose have also been on numerous compilations such as the mammoth Iron-Columns 2XLP on Mind Control. That should be easy to find on mailorder at Vacuum or whatever. I go pretty far back with liking Disclose. I got into them like 4 years ago or maybe 5 when they put out a demo on JapanKore records (the drummer from Drop Dead's label/ zine) which some people may remember. They impressed me back then with their intensity, total fucking wall of noise guitars, and wounded- animal vocals. One of the thing I like best about Disclose is that they are totally unpretentious unlike the vast majority of hardcore bands-- they just do what they do, and do it well. They stand tall above the hordes of Disbands.
MS: When did Disclose begin and what kind of band did you want to form?
Kawakami: We started with 4 members in 1990. The first name was Dehumanization, and we sounded like raging crust, but I wanted to play d-beat style. It was influenced by Discharge, Anti Sect, Varukers, Onslaught, Anti Cimex, Shitlickers, Mob 47, Svart Parad, etc. (Swedish HC) There are lots of great bands. Of course Crucifix, Final Conflict, Diatribe, and Iconoclast too.MS: Are you only into Swedish and Finnish raw HC or do you listen to other stuff too? Any new stuff?K: No! We are not only into Swedish and Finnish stuff. I wrote the previous question about that. But we listen to punk rock (early/77 to 80s.)Menace, Cocksparrer, Special Duties, Blitz, Amebix, Sacrilege, Axegrinder, Spain, Norway, Italy, Belgium, Denmark, Yugoslavia, South America, Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Mexico. Mostly I'm listening to powerful raw HC punk. I think some good new bands are Chaos CH., Snifter, Kurbits IR, Times Square Preachers, Cumbrage, Dismachine, Negative, Uutuus, Wind of Pain, Katastrofialue, Heartline, Cul De Sac, Homo militia, Guernica y luno, Toxic Bonkers, Silna Wola, Corpus Christi, Unhinged, CBU, Substandard, Nerves, Aftermath, Masskontroll, Defiance, Kill the Hippies, Autonomy, Timmy, Casualties, Public Nuisance, Aus Rotten, Code 13, State of Fear, Coexist, Broken, Warpath, many
MS: What do you think of the Japanese HC scene and what Japanese bands do you play with?
K: Japanese HC punk scene isn't very ggood but Japanese style bands don't play with us-- style, UK style. We play with UK style bands
MS: Do you think Discharge style bands are getting OLD?
K: Umm, lately Dis style bands are boring. Some Dis bands are playing into fashion. We are not Dis style for fashion. We really really love Discharge.
MS: Do you like Japan?
K: No! But Japan is not dangerous. Oh but prices are very high! A 7" record is 1000Y= $10 US! CD is 2500Y= $25! Fuckin shit! Crazy!
MS: What releases do you have and where are they available?
K: We've released this stuff:"Once the War Started" EP"Kochi City HC" EP with Insane Youth"Tragedy" LP. Those are all sold out. Those now on sale:split 7" with CBUsplit 7" with Hellkrushersplit 7" with Selfish"Demos album" LP"Meaningful consolidation" comp 2x7"split 7" with Homomilitiasplit 7" with Warcollapsesplit 7" with Los SommosTragedy repress.
MS: Why do you sing in English? Why not Japanese?
K: I think English is better than Japanese. Because foreign country people can read and understand English but not Japanese. Also UK style HC is better than Japanese, ha!MS: How has the line-up changed?K: In '90 the line up was 4 members. And a vocalist and bassist left in 92. The new bassist Fukugawa joined. I sung and played guitar. And in '93 the drummer left. Then our backup drummer filled in. He was temporary. Then we found a new one for 6 months, and now we have no drummer! So we couldn't play gigs or record!
MS: You guys sing a lot about nuclear war. Do you think the Japanese view of nuclear war is different because of the atrocities at Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
K: Yes I sing a lot about war. We should never forget Hiroshima and Nagasaki. But fuckin' Japanese soliders killed many innocent country people. Do you know? There were country r***ing, disembowelment, killed, burned alive, Japan committed a lot of crime too. I can't write about war on this paper. If you are interested in our lyrics, please look at our record's lyrics. Never forget Japanese soliders killed too! (Here Kawakami is referring to the war crimes commuted by the Imperial Japanese army in WWII. The army pillaged through Asia targeting China and the pacific islands, killing millions of innocent civilians in an extremely brutal and genocidal fashion. These war crimes are not well known in the West and kept very quiet in Japan. The Japanese government gets away with publicly denying these past wrong doings, and our (US) government enables them by keeping silent. Read "The r*** of Nanking" by Iris Change which is an introductory text to the atrocities committed by the Japanese military. But remember, this is the fault of the Japanese government not the people-- Emily)
MS: Well thats it Kawakami! Thanks for supporting the zine and all. Any final info or comments?
K: Thanks for the interview, I'm glad you got in touch with us. We are releasing some records, if you are interested, we can trade all of them. But not bad records. I lover Pogo Punk, Crust style. No grind/death/melodic, they're boring, thank you very much!
Disclose/ Kawakami/ 408 Northriver I/ 4-5-4 Shininome-cho/ Kochi city/ 780 Japan.
NOTE: Most Disclose stuff at this point is out of print except for the BRILLIANT new 12" called Nightmare of Reality on MCR, available by Sound Pollution in the US of A. Other than that, we think the Tragedy repress has probably been most spread around lately, as well as the No More Pain LP which takes a little more searching. One of the best punk bands around, dammit.