Thursday, May 23, 2013

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Acme was a relatively short-lived metalcore band from Bremen, Germany, who formed in 1991 and disbanded in 1994 (or was it '95?). Information regarding the band is almost as hard to come by as their music, leaving a sense of mystery and obscurity to future listeners. Acme crafted "the Bremen sound" and were highly influential for not only bands of that scene, but metalcore bands in general. They had a very thin discography, but in 1996, Edison Recordings released all of their recorded material under the name " Reduce the Choir to One Soloist".

In this post, I'd like to share the tracks that Acme released on several long out-of-print compilations, all of which were released in 1994.

First up is "Cathode," a track that was featured on the "No Desire to Continue Living" 10" compilation, released on German-based label Farewell Records as a benefit for anti-military groups. This record also featured bands like Man is the Bastard, Rorschach, and Capitalist Casualties.

Next is "Bastardiser," originally featured on the German-based Plot Fanzine Compilation.

Lastly, "Repress" is a song taken from the "All the President's Men" 12" compilation on Old Glory Records, a label based out of Vermont.




Great band!members went on to form MÖRSER (awesome band!) and SYSTRAL (another awesome band.

Unknown said...

Great entry here...
Concerning the last picture, here is the whole HaC-interview:

Milgram Records said...


these guys were fucking teenagers when they recorded this!

Systral and Morser were awesome but Acme still come out on top.

Oh, and probably because they only did a handful of releases, were Edison the most consistent of the 90s labels?

Anonymous said...

One of the best 90s bands!!!!

Malfeasance and Rhetoric said...

Acme killed! Morsar & Systral were not too shabby either.. but Acme killed.