"Germany has a lot to offer when it comes to hardcore. Maybe it is too much at one point. Almost each city and town has a youth club/ center and can put on shows if they want to. Hardcore became a well-diversified scene over the years. You’ll find every kind of genre in Germany. Be it youth crew, mosh, hardcore punk, or what ever. We’ve got it all!!
Basically everything has a root where the voluminous tree grew up and the buds blossomed forth. Growing Movement was one of the pioneers in the German hardcore scene. They were around from 1989 to the early nineties. They are on stage again and play almost at every festival with raw power and energy.
Punishable Act is also a band that has been present for more than 20 years by now. They are from Berlin and have their roots in the mid 80’s, but finally renamed the band to P.A. in 1993.
Up from the Baltic Sea is a band called The Crushing Caspars for more than 20 years now. They’ve got the talent to mix Rock’n’Roll and Hardcore in their own unique way.
Isolated is a very well-know band from Quedlinburg and has shared the stage numerous times with bands like Sick Of It All and Agnostic Front. Keep it oldschool is the device!
Another solid component of German hardcore was the band Ryker's in the 90's. Their sound was heavy and lyrically highly critical about the so-called scene that was coming up.
New generations arose from the ashes of the predecessors. Black Friday 29 hit the stages around Germany.
In the east lives the beast is what people say. If you have ever witness a show in Berlin, Brandenburg or Saxony, you’ll know why people keep saying this. Bands like...
The Tangled Lines
Built On Trust
Reason to Care
Radical Address (RIP)
Light It Up
Venues are in every town. If you go to Dresden in Saxony, check out the
the rehearsal room shows at Meschwitzer Straße
Probably the best hardcore shows are at the JH Rosswein
Also the JZ Riot in Lichtenstein is a mecca for many great shows
We’ve got the Buntes Haus in Forst (on the border to Poland)
The Pegasus in Senftenberg
Chekov and Gladhaus in Cottbus
Erebos in Spremberg
AZJ Garage in Weißwasser and countless more.
In Berlin and Potsdam are actually the best knows locations are...
Casseopia, Lido, Archiv and the Black Fleck. Venues and places for shows are really everywhere.
Germany doesn’t lack in anything in terms of hardcore. If you want it, we got it!! Distros, labels, vegan food stalls at shows, international touring bands etc."