// Bands


The Negatives are Punk Rock directly from the heart and brought out without any doubts and it sounds like a kick in the head.
In 1999 the band members got together and talked about starting up a punkband. They had discussed it before several times while out drinking but it never came to anything. They wanna have a band with the attitude "back to the roots punkrock".
They started to write some songs and this was something from the heart, the music they've always loved, so they really enjoyed playing together again.
Most of the members have all played together before in other bands like D.T.A.L, Existenz, The Bristles and Skalatones during the past.
In 1999 they recorded seven songs for two different demo-CD's, the "Punkrock Revolution" demo and the "The Negatives" demo. The two demos was out in 2000 and were sent to several fanzines, magazines, radiostations and record-companies. The response was great.
In 2001 they played some gigs, including support for The Business. They contributed on a couple of compilation CD's and where featured in quite a lot fanzines and webzines. They were nominated "Demo Band Of The Year 2000" in Sweden's biggest punk/metal magazine, Close-Up.
In March 2001 they entered the same cheap studio once again and recorded the three song demo "Riots In The Suburbs" and it also got great response.
They got a second guitarist and started rehearsing with him when suddenly vocalist Fredde decided to leave the band. What to do? They phoned their long time friend, Jyrki, once the vocalist for Swedish early eighties punkband Existenz.
Later that year they once again entered the local studio to record two new songs, the demo was only intended for the record-company so they would get to hear the new vocalist Jyrki.
This two songs was later in the autumn of 2001 released as a Split-single, both CD and picture 7-inch, with the German band Electric Hellclub. They have two song each on it. It was released on the new German label Trash 2001 Records.
In March 2002 they recorded their debut album "Rules And Regulations" in Bottrop, Germany and it was released in October 2002 on the same label as the Split-single.
The inspiration comes mainly from good old-fashioned Punkrock, in the veins of never forgetting their roots. Their lyrics handles topics such as living in the society today, greed of power, the rising of the classes against the masses and other things they hate or dislike and also likes about this fuckinŽ world. Everybody in the band writes songs, both music and lyrics, which gives an idea of the members different thoughts, beliefs and ideas.
In the end of 2004 the band got a brand-new record deal with the German label Core Tex/Bad Dog Records from Berlin. And in the autumm of 2005 they released their brand new kicking CD "No Truth - No Justice" which have 12 great Punk Rock songs on it. Trash 2001 Rec. released the LP-version of the album.

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  "No Truth - No Justice" LP, 2005, Core Tex / Bad Dog Records
"Rules And Regulations" LP, 2002, Trash 2001 Records
"Split-Single With Electric Hellclub" 2001, Trash 2001 Records
"Riots In The Suburbs" Demo, 2001, self released
"Punkrock Revolution" Demo, 2000, self released
  Give Me Give Me Give Me mp3 taken from "No Truth - No Justice" LP
Greatest Punk Rock Rip Off mp3 taken from "No Truth - No Justice" LP
Don't Give In mp3 taken from "Play It Loud" Sampler
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