Hands Off Our Music EP

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Nimmervoll - vox
Rossiwall - git, bass, *vox
Zinner - drums

Music by Rossiwall/Zinner except *S.O.B
Lyrics by Nimmervoll except *S.O.B

Recorded by Peter Zinner Dec. 21st, 1995, in Dierk's storage room with a few generic microphones onto a shitty old analog 8 track recorder
Erwin's vocals recorded May 28th, 2008, at ffw studios, Vienna
Choir recorded May 29th with a little help from our friends Tomy H-Street, Mundi & Georg Ruidosa, Dr. Gonzo, Jan Capeet, Didi Konstrukt, Süko, Willy, Gernot
Mixed by Peter Zinner at home in too many hours of 2007 and '08
Mastered June 10th, 2008, by Rainer Spänle at ffw studios

Thanks to Clint Shortfuse, Ken Pollution and Jordi B-Core for obvious reasons and Regina Brenner for translational help on the S.O.B covers (Dierk's tribute to Tottsuan, his biggest vocal influence in the beginning)

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released November 29, 2008

COLD WORLD - "Hands Off Our Music" EP (Shortfuse)
One of the biggest surprises of the past year was this record, featuring unreleased tracks recorded fifteen years ago (minus the recently added vocal track) by the legendary Austrian fastcore machine. Simply punishing. The double 7" version features noise remixes and, despite how that probably sounds, is a total killer.
(XYosefX's list of best records of 2009, MRR #322, March 2010)

COLD WORLD - "Hands Off Our Music" 2xEP (Shortfuse)
Fuck yes. This just made my day: a new record from Austria's legendary COLD WORLD. This one is not to be confused with the American "hardcore" band of the same name. No pseudo hip-hop influences or "sick breakdowns" here, just pure adrenaline, hate, and passion. Fast, heavy, brutal hardcore bordering on grind more than their earlier material did 20 years ago. This is a double 7", and it almost should be reviewed as two seperate records. The first 7" features four killer new songs that make you wonder why these guys ever called it quits in the first place, topped off with an SOB cover. OK, "new" is stretching it a bit, as these were recorded in 1995 with the vocals being finished last year. Absolutely punishing. The second 7" is an odd beast, featuring remixes by FUCKHEAD and the legendary MERZBOW. The FUCKHEAD side is described as "digital grindcore", which sounds about right, while the MERZBOW side is genuinely disturbing and atmospheric while still keeping the source material moving between foreground and background - in other words, it's pretty classic MERZBOW. Highly recommended.
(VX, MRR #315, August 2009)

Record of the month: Austrian hardcore band COLD WORLD gets the Shortfuse Records treatment, and it's a fucking blinder. As expected, the love for records is evident in the high-quality packaging when you hold this fucker. There are two versions of this record in circulation: The regular 7" is six songs of high speed, agitated power violent thrash, and the bonus 7" comes with remixes from some Euro techno types and Japanese noise creep MERZBOW. Weird, right? The whole thing is a fucking exceptional record in any case, but this bonus record is a bit of a mind blower. Aces.
(From Ariel Awesome's column, MRR #314, July 2009)

COLD WORLD Hands Off Our Music 2x EP
I was so fucking psyched when I heard COLD WORLD had reformed. This new EP is like a continuation of the amazing Pretentious Assholes EP, possibly even faster. Furious riffing and typical amazing stop on a dime drumming. COLD WORLD ends side B with 2 killer S.O.B. covers. The second EP has side C of COLD WORLD vs MERZBOW and side D is COLD WORLD vs FUCKHEAD, just noise to my ears. Now I can't wait for the next COLD WORLD release. Killer!
(From Short, Fast & Loud #21, June 2009)

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Track Name: Money/Green
Fashion kids - they've spoiled the scene
Like bacteria it should be cleansed
This bunch of clowns has got nothing to do
With the scene that I once knew

Don't you use your Green on me

Commercial takeover, lost independence
A total buyout of what once was free
The global players, they make money to burn
Hardcore became business I sadly had to learn

Don't you use your Green on me

In it for the fashion (On me)
For the fame (On me)
For all the girls (On me)
For fucking Money/Green
Track Name: Hands Off Our Music
Driven by ignorance
An attitude that makes no sense
With fucking Metal decadence
They mistake Hardcore for violence

Male bonding bastards (There's nothing more to say)
Hitmen and Skinheads (There's nothing more to say)
Camouflaged losers (There's nothing more to say)
Spinkicking posers (There's nothing more to say but)
Hands off my music

Listen, tough guy:
Fuck all the bullshit you think Hardcore stands for
I don't know what HC is all about
But certain facts are clear:
It is Anti-Racist
It is Anti-Fascist
It is Anti-Sexist, you fuckin' asshole
It is Anti Fuckin' You
So get back on your tree, you fuckin' ape

Male bonding bastards (There's nothing more to say)
Hitmen and Skinheads (There's nothing more to say)
Camouflaged losers (There's nothing more to say)
Spinkicking posers (There's nothing more to say)
Track Name: Set Me Free
Blind or just to blind to see
We are what we choose to be

Set me free

Dissatisfied we move onward
But the journey shall be our reward

Grow to be, learn to be
Cleanse your mind and you will see
Face the enemy in your mirror
And set yourself free

But unfortunate we march on
Don't value what we've already found

Set me free
Track Name: Bastard
No sense for beauty
No sense for harmony
No sense for justice
No sense for dignity
No sense for nothing
No sense for anything

None so blind as those who will not see
A fucking bastard is what you've chosen to be

Whose bastard are you?

No sense for humour
No sense for irony
No sense for nothing

Whose bastard are you?
Bastard!