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April 6 - 2015: ANCHOR "Distance & Devotion" CD/LP out now! 
 

ANCHOR - Distance & Devotion CD/LP 

1. Upstream
2. Into the Storm
3. Survive
4. Distance
5. Losing Faith
6. To Hell and Back
7. Out of the Storm
8. Roads Unknown
9. Devotion
10. Hope Dies Last
11. Nightcaller

Format: 
CD 
LP+CD 

Label: 
Gaphals Records

Info: 

Anchor returns with their third album Distance & Devotion. The album holds 11 tracks built out of frustration, personal struggle, firm convictions and deeply rooted ethics. The band have forged a hard and heavy rock album in Distance & Devotion. Adding more melodys and better arrangment to their already energy filled songs made the new album just as powerfull as the bands liveshows. Being one of Europe´s most outstanding tour machines, Anchor founded in 2007, have played over 450 shows on five continents and closing in to 40 countries.

Anchor have played festivals as Peace & love, Bylarm, Millencolin Fest, Ieper Fest, New Noise Fest, Summer Blast and Fluff Fest. Have shared stages with Millencolin, The Hives, Madball and Judge and toured with Verse, Trial and Carpathian. Anchor is a full steam tour machine. Distance & Devotion was recorded by bandmember Fredrik Forsberg in Fvck Life Studios based in Trollhättan, Sweden. 

/ Gaphals Records.

Release date: 
April 6:th - 2015

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www.xanchorx.bandcamp.com

 

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March 25 - 2015: ANCHOR "Roads Unknown" - new single out now on Spotify! 
 

ANCHOR - Roads Unknown

1. Roads Unknown

Format: 
Digital single

Label: 
Gaphals Records

Available here:
Spotify

Info: 

Roads Unknown is now avalible at Spotify exclusively! Listen to it here: 
Spotify

Taken from the album Distance & Devotion. Recorded by bandmember Fredrik Forsberg in Fvck Life Studios based in Trollhättan, Sweden.

PRE ORDER LP/CD HERE:
www.bengans.se/minishops/anchor/

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March 9 - 2015: Distance & Devotion European tour 2015

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March 1 - 2015: ANCHOR "Losing Faith" - new single out now! 
 

ANCHOR - Losing Faith

1. Losing Faith

Format: 
Digital single

Label: 
Gaphals Records

Available here:
Spotify
Deezer
Bandcamp

Info: 

Bounce and bang your head to the second single of Distance & Devotion; LOSING FAITH. The album is out april 6! Just five weeks left!

PRE ORDER LP/CD HERE:
www.bengans.se/minishops/anchor/

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January 6 - 2015: Pre-order ANCHOR "Distance & Devotion" CD/LP! 
 

ANCHOR - Distance & Devotion CD/LP 

1. Upstream
2. Into the Storm
3. Survive
4. Distance
5. Losing Faith
6. To Hell and Back
7. Out of the Storm
8. Roads Unknown
9. Devotion
10. Hope Dies Last
11. Nightcaller

Format: 
CD 
LP+CD 

Label: 
Gaphals Records

Info: 

Anchor returns with their third album Distance & Devotion. The album holds 11 tracks built out of frustration, personal struggle, firm convictions and deeply rooted ethics. The band have forged a hard and heavy rock album in Distance & Devotion. Adding more melodys and better arrangment to their already energy filled songs made the new album just as powerfull as the bands liveshows. Being one of Europe´s most outstanding tour machines, Anchor founded in 2007, have played over 450 shows on five continents and closing in to 40 countries.

Anchor have played festivals as Peace & love, Bylarm, Millencolin Fest, Ieper Fest, New Noise Fest, Summer Blast and Fluff Fest. Have shared stages with Millencolin, The Hives, Madball and Judge and toured with Verse, Trial and Carpathian. Anchor is a full steam tour machine. Distance & Devotion was recorded by bandmember Fredrik Forsberg in Fvck Life Studios based in Trollhättan, Sweden. 

/ Gaphals Records.

Release date: 
April 6:th - 2015

Pre-order:
www.bengans.se

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www.xanchorx.bandcamp.com

 

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December 7 - 2014: ANCHOR "Survive" - new single out now!
 

ANCHOR - Survive

1. Survive

Format: 
Digital single

Label: 
Gaphals Records

Available here:
iTunes
Spotify
Deezer
Bandcamp

Info: 

"Through highs and lows I've been coming a long way without anywhere to go"
 

We started ANCHOR 8 years ago. We had a mission. We wanted to say something, hit the road, inspire and get inspired. We wanted to do something meaningful and hopefully contribute to our community. We'd like to think we've done all of that.

Still, it feels like we've only gotten started. The energy and determination is the same and our minds are set. We welcome another 8 years with open arms.

With that said we're very happy to share the first single off our new album "Distance & Devotion" with you all. This is "Survive". Help us spread the word and hopefully see you all soon!

Love & Struggle / ANCHOR

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December 7 - 2014: Message from Gaphals Records! 

Anchor - Survive
New single out now, first new music since 2011

ANCHOR returns in april 2015 with their third album Distance & Devotion. The album holds 11 tracks built out of frustration, personal struggle, firm convictions and deeply rooted ethics. The band have forged a hard and heavy rock album in Distance & Devotion. Adding more melodys and better arrangment to their already energy filled songs made the new album just as powerfull as the bands liveshows. Being one of Europe´s most outstanding tour machines, ANCHOR founded in 2007, have played over 450 shows on five continents and closing in to 40 countries.

ANCHOR have played festivals as Peace & love, Bylarm, Millencolin Fest, Ieper Fest, New Noise Fest, Summer Blast and Fluff Fest. Have shared stages with Millencolin, The Hives, Madball and Judge and toured with Verse, Trial and Carpathian. ANCHOR is a full steam tour machine. Distance & Devotion was recorded by bandmember Fredrik Forsberg in Fvck Life Studios based in Trollhättan, Sweden.

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November 30 - 2014: Message from ANCHOR! 

ANCHOR are proud and happy to announce that we will release our first single "Survive" the 2nd of December. The song is taken from our new album Distance & Devotion that will be released on Gaphals. Make sure to not miss out on this and spread the word!

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November 15 - 2014: Check out GUST! 


 

GUST - S/T LP (2014) 

1. History Repeats
2. Always The Same
3. Reality Chokes
4. Unease
5. Crack The Skies (Feat. Claes of Anchor) 
6. From Cradle To Grave
7. Humility In Disguise
8. Hollow Faces
9. No Concern, No Remorse
10. Restless Hands

Label: 
Southern Lord

Info: 

The fierce four piece skillfully combine crushing Dbeat rhythms with a classic hardcore punk directness, and bring forth a maelstrom of metallic riffs, amalgamating into one brutal and arresting sonic assault, fans of Cursed, and Converge especially will enjoy.

With one demo, one LP and four European tours already under their belt, and with a fifth tour beginning the 24th of June (ending 17th July), Gust will release their brand new, and self titled album through Southern Lord Recordings this August. This second LP was self recorded at Fvck Life Studios and is mastered by and features guest vocals by Brad Boatright (From Ashes Rise, Warcry) on the track "Humility In Disguise".

Their incoming ten track keeps their fire burning, exploding with lyrical angst and musical fury from the get-go, bombarding the listener with catchy riffs and spot-on political statements. From this second LP it is clear that Gust are a force to be reckoned with.

http://gustsl.bandcamp.com
https://www.facebook.com/gustswe

 

GUST have the ANCHOR members Fred and Mattias in their lineup. Plus Claes is doing guest vocals on the album. Make sure to check them out, they're great! 

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November 13 - 2014: Check out CORRECTION! 


 

CORRECTION - Weaken the stronghold

1. The Claim 
2. Correction 
3. Spear of a Thousand 
4. Your Right Ends (feat. André of NO TURNING BACK)
5. Designed to Subjugate (feat. Ronnie of PYRAMIDO) 
6. Weaken the Stronghold 

Format: 
7"/Tape

Label: 
Carry The Weight Records (7"/UK), Flophouse Records And Tapes (Tape/US), Life Lair Regret Records (Tape/Australia)

Info: 

CORRECTION is a new hardcore band featuring members of ANCHOR and SECTARIAN VIOLENCE and this is their debut 7", available for free download.

Maybe you remember CORRECTION from their demo (Flophouse #1, what the fuck is up?), but itís time to check back in with this Gothenburg, Sweden straight edge hardcore punk powerhouse. This batch of songs, intended to be a 7" for CTW Records in Europe, step up the crusty Scandi vibes (or "Kängiga skandivibbar" på Svenska). You can expect a caustic combination of: Judge, Skitsystem, Citizens Arrest, Mob 47, and maybe an oddball like Darkthrone (or somethingÖ I donít fuck with that shit). These over the top, hyper-political/critical lyrics aim their sights first at the lowest hanging Swedish fruit: "Intellectual sewer / No substance abusers / Disposable Culture / Energy leakage for habitual users." Fucking hard.
/ COKE BUST

http://xcorrectionx.bandcamp.com
https://www.facebook.com/correctionhc

 

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September 28 - 2014: Check out ICEBREAKER! 


 

ICEBREAKER - Breaching the surface (digtal EP) 

1. Icebreaker 
2. The Road Less Traveled 
3. Out To Dry 
4. Rough Seas (ft. Martijn NTB) 

Check out ICEBREAKER. A little project involving members of ANCHOR, GUILTY and FIRST BLOOD. 

Members: 
Viktor, Thord, Carl, Fred & Claes
Genre: Hardcore
Hometown: Stockholm, Katrineholm & Trollhättan. 

http://icebreakerofficial.bandcamp.com
http://www.facebook.com/icebreakerofficial

 

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May 3 - 2014: Message from ANCHOR! 

Time flies, this band has been around for 7 years now. Sometimes it feels like forever and sometimes it feels like we just started. For the past 3 1/2 years have Ulf been with us and been playing a important role in the band. Since he joined we´ve recorded two full-lengths (Distance & Devotion will be out after the summer) and toured South America, North America, Australia, South East Asia and every corner of Europe over and over again. Through highs and lows, through thick and thin we´ve been out there doing what we love and believe in. Its been a great time for sure! Now Ulf have decided to quit the band, he did his last show with us this Thursday night in Stockholm together with Judge. We are all good friends and wish him the best of luck with his future projects!

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February 18 - 2014: Message from ANCHOR! 

Please welcome our new drummer Fred to the ANCHOR family! This guy produced and played a whole bunch of instruments on our upcoming album, Distance & Devotion. His talent, energy and passion is incredible! Show some love!

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December 31- 2013: Message from ANCHOR! 

THANK YOU to everyone who supported us in 2013! This year brought us to our fifth continent - South America, for the first time. This photo is from Verdurada in São Paulo, Brazil - one of the best shows we've ever played! We also played our first shows in the Baltics, and finished the year with the True Spirit tour with our brothers in No Turning Back among others - great times! Oh yeah, we recorded a new record too! Who's excited for 2014? 

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December 12 - 2013: New merchandise!

Check out the new cap, beanie, longsleeve, t-shirt, hoodie and tote bag here: 
www.xanchorx.bigcartel.com

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September 30 - 2013: Message from ANCHOR! 

Today we started recording our third full length record, titled DISTANCE & DEVOTION, which will be released in 2014. We started this process a year ago and to say we're excited to turn these 10 new songs into a record, is a massive understatement. From this day and two weeks forward, you will find us in Fvck Life studios in Trollhättan, Sweden with Fredrik Forsberg in charge of the recording session. Fredrik is a good friend of the band and we're curious to see how he will put his personal touch to this record.

The process of writing this record has been very different from anything we've done in the past. We've let ourselves take the time we needed to give all the songs justice and make them the best they can be, as well as letting ourselves try every idea we've come up with, no matter how crazy it may have seemed. No stone has been left unturned. This record pays tribute to the records that have shaped us over the years, the music we love - regardless of genre.

RECOVERY took us around the world, and while we're now recording its follow up, quite literally in the backyard of the ANCHOR HQ, we can't wait to get back out there and gig hard, everywhere.

DISTANCE & DEVOTION 2014

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September 29- 2013: Message from ANCHOR! 

This is our dear friend Carl. Since 2010 he's played the drums in ANCHOR, but recently decided to leave the band. We've had an amazing time with him, and wish him the best of luck in all of his future projects.

This will not affect the future of Anchor, and we're still going into the studio in two days, to record our third album.

Thank you, Carl 

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September 18 - 2013: THE WAY THEY RUN releases 7"!

Raised in the Swedish hardcore scene, but living in different cities, the members of THE WAY THEY RUN finally got together in a new constellation to create something completely new to all of them. THE WAY THEY RUN is a rock band trying to keep the energy of hardcore alive in both the recordings and live shows. Inspired by acts such as Texas Is The Reason, Tom Petty, Samiam, Title Fight, Bruce Springsteen and harder outfits such as American Nightmare, Neurosis, The Cro-Mags and Black Flag just to mention a few, THE WAY THEY RUN will never forget their roots. With several and several hundreds of shows in almost all parts of the world with bands like Anchor, Guilty, Sista Sekunden, Atlas Losing Grip and more, The members of TWTR are no newcomers when it comes to playing in bands, recording records, playing live shows or touring. But for this project they all felt the need to try something new. What will happen if you mix Claes political lyrics with more emotional subjects and what if you let these two work together to create an even stronger message to the listener? How will Viktor's song writing skills translate into a completely different style of music and what will happen when you mix in Julians aggressive drum playing with all of this? The result is an honest rock record with aggressive guitars, melodic bass lines, hard hitting drums and melodies that will get stuck in your head for the next couple of weeks and that wont give up until it completely decks you.

/ The Way They Run
 

THE WAY THEY RUN - Safe haven 7" 

1. Eyewitness
2. For Us Drifters
3. Cross Bearer
4. Between Wages

Label: 
Black Star Foundation

Release date: 
October 18, 2013.

Info:
Recorded, produced, mixed and mastered by Gustav Brunn at Studio Bengt, Lund, Sweden the 5th to the 7th April 2013.

http://thewaytheyrun.bandcamp.com
http://www.facebook.com/thewaytheyrun

 

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August 15 - 2013: IRON releases 7"! 

While ANCHOR are just about to enter the studio to record the follow up to "Recovery" there is another new band with people from ANCHOR that you can check out! They're called IRON and their first 7" is out now! IRON features Carl-Johan from ANCHOR and is a sex positive, queer, vegan straight edge and vehemently anti-capitalist hardcore punk band from Malmö, Sweden.
 

IRON - Sex positive hardcore 7" 

1. Societies of Control
2. No Heart
3. Mark My Hand
4. Quick Fix
5. Cum Out and Play

Labels: 
Assault Records
Instigate Records
Judas Cradle Recordings
Dempe Records

Release date: 
Out now! 

Info:
Recorded May 2013 by GG @ All In Studio. Photo by Patrik. Art and layout by Thomas.

http://xironx.bandcamp.com
http://www.facebook.com/ironxvx

 

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June 22- 2013: PAINTED WOLVES releases 12"! 

Check out the new release from PAINTED WOLVES that is being released next week. PAINTED WOLVES features Mattias from ANCHOR in case you didn't know. 
 

PAINTED WOLVES - S/T 12" 

1. The Virgin Dance
2. Oblivion 
3. Those Eyes
4. Necklace
5. Sea of Demons
6. Serve the Serpent 

Labels: 
Day By Day Records
Epidemic Records 
I For Us Records
Maniyax Records
Weegan Woofpack Wecords

Release date: 
June 27, 2013.

Info:
Recorded by Simon Mellergårdh at Studio Skogen, Hisingen, Göteborg, Sweden. February-April 2013. Mixed + mastered by Jack Shirley at The Atomic Garden Recording Studio, East Palo Alto, CA. May 2013. Photos by Simon Rydén. 

http://paintedwolves.bandcamp.com
http://www.facebook.com/paintedwolves

 

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May 25- 2013: THE WAY THEY RUN - new band with Claes from ANCHOR! 

Words from The Way They Run: 

Raised in the swedish hardcore scene, but living in different cities, the members of THE WAY THEY RUN finally got together in a new constellation to create something completely new to all of them. THE WAY THEY RUN is an 90's emo rock band trying to keep the energy of hardcore alive in both the recordings and live shows. Inspired by acts such as QUICKSAND, TEXAS IS THE REASON, SAMIAM, JAWBREAKER, TITLE FIGHT and harder outfits such as AMERICAN NIGHTMARE, NEUROSIS, CRO-MAGS and BLACK FLAG just to mention a few, TWTR will never forget their roots.

With a past and present in hardcore outfits such as ANCHOR, GUILTY, ATLAS LOSING GRIP and LIONS DEN TWTR brings you to a place seldom visited in todays music scene, with political - yet emotional - lyrics, aggressive guitars, hard hitting drums and melodies that will get stuck in your head for the next couple of weeks.

Current plans: Write killer songs. Release awesome record. Get on the road.

Words from Black Star Foundation: 

So... as some of you already have figured, we are about to release a 7" by new Swedish emo rock band THE WAY THEY RUN. We must say that it's not very often these times that a band plays the most splendid mid 90's emo rock and consists of people sharing exactly the same ethics as us. THE WAY THEY RUN consists of scenesters that have been involved the hardcorescene for many many years, playing in bands like ANCHOR, ATLAS LOSING GRIP, LIONS DEN, SISTA SEKUNDEN etc. We are very much looking forward to September when we will release this piece of vinyl!

http://www.facebook.com/thewaytheyrun
http://thewaytheyrun.bandcamp.com
http://www.blackstarfoundation.com

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March 18 - 2013: Message from ANCHOR! 

Hey Everyone! It's our sixth birthday today! In the past year we toured Australia, South East Asia, Did a 5 week long European tour including headlining Fluff Fest. We continued with touring Russia and we did a Support tour for Sea Shepherd through Italy. Add a couple of weekends and festivals to that together with Millencolin, Rihanna, Verse, No Turning Back and couple of other favorites. We've also been writing lots of new songs for our upcoming record which we will focus on during this spring. Not to forget that we just got home from our first South American Tour. So it's been a good sixth year and we're feeling/sounding better than ever! 

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January 28 - 2013: New release! 

Check out this new ANCHOR release coming soon: 
 

THE QUIET DANCE & 
RELATIONS OF VIOLENCE CD

1. Finding home
2. Wilma
3. Losses
4. It kills you to know
5. Relations of silence
6. Viewer/sender
7. Burdens
8. Perspective
9. Open letter
10. Preying on the weak
11. Atlantis
12. Walls
13. Violence
14. Death to vanity

To be released by: 
Vegan Records (Argentina) 

Release date: 
February 13, 2013.

Info:
Includes the The Quiet Dance CD/LP and the Relations of Violence 7". Remastered. 

The Quiet Dance: 
Recorded, produced, mixed and mastered by Gustav Brunn at Studio Bengt, Lund, Sweden in February/March 2008.

Relations Of Violence: 
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Gustav Brunn at Studio Bengt, Lund, Sweden in February of 2009.


www.veganrecords.com.ar

 

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December 27 - 2012: Check out the ANCHOR related bands!

Even though 2012 has been a busy year for ANCHOR, the members of the band managed to come out with various other musical projects as well, which everyone should check out and support! 

NERVE 
Released "Demo 2012" this month! 
http://nervehghc.bandcamp.com/

BLESSINGS
Released the cassette "Bittervatten" earlier this year. 
http://blessingsgbg.bandcamp.com/

PAINTED WOLVES
Released the 7" e.p. "Unholy" earlier this year.
http://paintedwolves.bandcamp.com/

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December 4 - 2012: Message from ANCHOR! 

Alright people, that was it for twenty twelve. To each and everyone we've shared hours, minutes, seconds, drops of sweat and tears with this year, we love you.

Tons of mindblowing plans in the making for 2013. Stay tuned! 

See you all soon!

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December 1 - 2012: Tonight this is happening: 

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November 25 - 2012: ANCHOR "This heart still beats" documentary!

THIS HEART STILL BEATS: The official documentary of the ANCHOR south east asia tour in 2012. Filmed and edited by Alex Avasoo & Erik Pettersson. Subtitles by Astrid Strokirk.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpfDJt9-9i4

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November 8 - 2012: South American tour dates and new merchandise!

Yes! ANCHOR are finally going to South America! 
Check out the tour dates below and make sure to support them! 

They also have some new merchandise available here: 

www.xanchorx.bigcartel.com

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September 17 - 2012: Message from ANCHOR! 

RUSSIAN TOUR, OCTOBER.
The coming months are going to be exciting! We're closing 2012 with our first ever visit to the Russian Federation. For as long as we've been a band we've continiously gotten offers to rour Russia, but the timing has never been right. Stoked to finaly make it happen! In addition to our russian adventure we're also doing a selection of dates in Finland.

We're working on ...something a little special for early november but can't tell you anything yet. Curious? Stay tuned!

NEW RECORD.
We've also started writing for our next record. I've spent hours with my brother's old, beat up acoustic guitar, trying things out. Tons of ideas, tons of expectations. Looking forward to see it all take form in the practice space! We're hoping to demo new songs before the year is over.

SOUTH AMERICA.
As some of you might already know, we'll be tour South America for the first time in february/march next year. The whole thing is coming together as we speak and I can't even begin to tell you how excited we are about it!

Stay tuned for more details and news!

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August 20 - 2012: ANCHOR "Recovery" LP (US version) out now!

Words from React! Records:

Recovery is Anchorís second full length, and the bandís debut release on React! records. This is the North American version of the album, with the European version already out on Refuse Records. ...Call it 90's hardcore if you will, and you might be right, but there are hints here and there of the Scandinavian heritage. Whether itís a catchy melody aíla Millencolin, or a crushing riff flirting more with the Swedish death metal scene than anything else, Anchor is bringing it all together nicely on this LP.

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July 8 - 2012: Summer tour and new merchandise!

As you hopefully know already ANCHOR are touring Europe this summer. Check out the tour dates below and make sure to support them! 

They also have some new merchandise available here: 

www.xanchorx.bigcartel.com

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May 12 - 2012: ANCHOR "Recovery" LP (US version) out soon!

Words from React! Records:

You know, sometimes I look at the REACT! Roster and think, ďMan this is beyond dope, I love every band on hereĒ. Oh shit, here comes another band that makes me beyond excited about HC. ANCHOR is a hardcore band with members spread out all over Scandinavia, yet keeping up a relentless tour schedule, always with an urge to do and see more. Iíve know these guys for years and have the deepest respect for their message, passion, and integrity so Iím amped to have them on the label.

Recovery is ANCHORSís second full length, and the bandís debut release on React! records. This is the North American version of the album, with the European version already out on Refuse Records. Call it 90ís hardcore if you will, and you might be right, but there are hints here and there of the Scandinavian heritage. Weather itís a catchy melody aíla Millencolin, or a crushing riff flirting more with the Swedish death metal scene than anything else, ANCHOR is bringing it all together nicely on this LP. Layout by Kalle Garmark. Check out two songs from Recovery at the REACT! Bandcamp page:

reactrecords.bandcamp.com

Pre-orders will go up in early June...

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January 23 - 2011: ANCHOR tour dates in Australia! 

ANCHOR will start this year with a tour in Australia, followed by a trip to South East Asia! Exciting times!!! I wonder what the rest of the year will bring? 

29/2 AUSTRALIA, YAC, Byron Bay NSW w/ TRAPPED UNDER ICE
1/3 AUSTRALIA, Basement 243, Fortitude Valley QLD w/ PROMISES
2/3 AUSTRALIA, Between The Walls, Brisbane QLD w/ TRAPPED UNDER ICE, PROMISES
3/3 AUSTRALIA, Miami Shark Bar, Gold Coast QLD w/ PROMISES
4/3 AUSTRALIA, Buderim CWA Hall, Sunshine Coast QLD w/ PROMISES
7/3 AUSTRALIA, The Cambridge, Newcastle NSW w/ PROMISES
8/3 AUSTRALIA, Hot Damn, Sydney NSW w/ PROMISES
9/3 AUSTRALIA, Fowlers Live, Adelaide SA w/ TRAPPED UNDER ICE 
10/3 AUSTRALIA, Break The Ice Festival, Melbourne VIC w/ TRAPPED UNDER ICE 
11/3 AUSTRALIA, The Nash, Geelong VIC 
13/3 AUSTRALIA, The Den @ Civic Hotel, Inglewood WA 
14/3 AUSTRALIA, 208 House, Maylands WA 
15/3 AUSTRALIA, Oh Snap, Perth WA 

See tour dates for the South East Asia tour in the news post below.

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December 27 - 2011: ANCHOR tour dates in South East Asia! 

Yes, the touring machine known as ANCHOR are heading over to new territories in 2012! South East Asia - watch out!: 

16/3 THAILAND, Immortal Bar, Bangkok
17/3 MALAYSIA, Dopple Annex, Kuala Lumpur
18/3 SINGAPORE 
20/3 MALAYSIA, Crossroad, Labuan Island
21/3 MALAYSIA  Deck Davis, Kota Kinabalu
22/3 INDONESIA, Pitu Cafe, Medan
23/3 INDONESIA, Rossi Music Fatmawati, Jakarta w/ FC FIVE
24/3 INDONESIA, Pekan Baru 

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The greatest record of 2011 is finally out on cassette. I am of course talking about the "Recovery" album with ANCHOR. Get your copy here: 

www.learntotrusthc.bigcartel.com

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November 20 - 2011: ANCHOR in a car crash!

On November 18 ANCHOR got hit from behind by a speeding car on their way to a gig in Stockholm. ANCHOR's vehicle then crashed into the car in front of them by the hit from behind. Three of five members ended up on hospital but they are all fine now except some aching necks and hurting shoulders. They could actually do their gig as planned the same night in Stockholm and they played yesterday in Sandviken as well as nothing would have happend. Respect! 

www.facebook.com/anchorofficial

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September 19 - 2011: New ANCHOR merch available!

Check out some new merch from your favourite band here: 
www.xanchorx.bigcartel.com

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September 16 - 2011: ANCHOR touring Europe again! 

ANCHOR, TRIAL & RUN WITH THE HUNTED - SEP/OCT TOUR 2011: 

16/09 DE Mönchengladbach @ Hardcore Help Foundation Benefit Festival
17/09 BE Ziggypop 2011 (early show - ANCHOR ONLY)
17/09 NL Tilburg @ Incubate Festival
18/09 DE Berlin @ Cassiopeia
19/09 PL Warsaw @ Radio Luxemburg
20/09 SK Bratislava @ Obluda Club
21/09 DE München @ Feierwerk
22/09 DE Zwiesel @ Jugendcafé
23/09 HU Budapest @ Dürer Kert
24/09 SK Kosice @ Colloseum
25/09 RO Bucharest @ Club Fabrica
26/09 BG Sofia @ The Box
27/09 MK Skopje - MKC
28/09 CT Zagreb - Attack
29/09 SL Ljubiljana @ Orto Bar
30/09 IT Arese @ SGA
01/10 CH Zürich @ Lila Villa
02/10 DE Karlsruhe @ New Noise Festival
03/10 FR Paris @ Le Belushi's
04/10 UK Newport @ Le Pub
05/10 UK Sheffield @ Broomhall Centre
06/10 UK London @The Borderline
07/10 NL Drachten @ Iduna
08/10 DE Hannover @ UJZ Korn
09/10 DE Lichtenstein @ Juz Riot

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June 17 - 2011: "Recovery" released today! 
 

RECOVERY
CD/LP/Cassette


1. Testament
2. Hemingway
3. Awakening
4. Echoes
5. Recovering
6. In sickness and in health
7. The insight
8. Lake elsinore
9. No love
10. Sleeping world
11. Skies of confinement
 

Released by: 
Let it Burn Records (CD/Germany) 
Refuse Records (LP/Poland) 
Pee Records (CD/Australia) 
Vegan Records (CD/Argentina) 

Also to be released by: 
React! Records (LP/USA) 
Learn to Trust Records (Cassette/Malaysia) 

Info:
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Gustav Brunn at Studio Bengt, Lund, Sweden in February/March 2011. Designed and directed by Kalle Garmark.

Download: Testament
(mp3 from the Letitburnrecords.com website) 

Links:
letitburnrecords.com
refuserecords.prv.pl
peerecords.com
veganrecords.com.ar
itstimetoreact.com
learntotrusthc.bigcartel.com


 

Check out the lyrics for "Recovery" on the lyrics section. 

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June 14 - 2011: ANCHOR joins React! Records (USA)!

Words from React! Records:

ANCHOR started out in 2007 with the intention to be a vegan straight edge touring machine, and while that is still the case, the band has come to mean so much more. ANCHOR is an outlet for frustration, personal struggle, firm convictions and deeply rooted DIY ethics. For the five individuals in the band, ANCHOR is the outcome of their collective creative mind and serves its purpose as an essential part of their individual lives, as well as hopefully influencing and inspiring others. 

ANCHORís work ethics are impeccable. The band has done countless European tours, two tours of North America and all in all about 300 shows in less than four years. With members who have previously spent time in bands with heavy tour schedules, one of ANCHORís main goals is to keep this pace, while spreading a message of compassion and awareness. Even though the band is spread out all over Sweden and Norway, ANCHOR keeps proving to be one of Europeís most active bands. 

In a way, 2011 marks a fresh start for ANCHOR with a new line-up and the new full length "RECOVERY", and there are no plans of slowing down anytime soon.

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June 08 - 2011: "Recovery" to be released in South America! 

Yes, there is actually a fourth label involved in the release of "Recovery". The Buenos Aires based label Vegan Records will do the South American CD-version!

Check them out: 
www.veganrecords.com.ar/lanzamientos
www.myspace.com/veganrecords

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June 06 - 2011: "Recovery" to be released in Australia! 

I just found out that the upcoming ANCHOR album will be released in Australia as well. Pee Records will handle the Aussie version and it will be released on CD with digipack cover. Release date: June 2011. 

Check out their site for preorders and ANCHOR merch: 
www.peerecords.com
www.myspace.com/peerecords

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May 29 - 2011: "Recovery" out soon! 

Only four years have passed since I held the debut EP ĒCaptivity songsĒ in my hands for the first time. I was really psyched to hear the new band from the singer of SET MY PATH. I remember being blown away totally with Captivity songs, there were some amazing tunes on that piece of plastic, I can tell you. I would, however, not count on the fact that ANCHOR would become one of the most important bands in the 21 st century european hardcore scene. 

I mean, it was high quality hardcore songs from start to finish on the EP, but not many hardcore bands manage to keep the dedication to go on. Not many hardcore bands even manage to get to release a fullength album. Not many hardcore bands manage to play 300 shows in four years. Not many hardcore bands have the opportunity to tour across the world over and over again. Not many hardcore bands are ready to offer so much time for what they are doing. To say that ANCHOR is a passionate band is a real understatement. They make things happen. They are what you call dedication. 

Here we are, May 2011, the second fullength album is just around the corner. The outcome is called ĒRecoveryĒ and it shows a more diversed side of the band. They've become more melodic, but don't worry, it's still aggressive. Everything you love about this band is here, just imagine it one step further and imagine ANCHOR better than ever and you will get the picture. Yes, you will need this! 

I'm curious to see what Recovery will mean for ANCHOR. Where will they be able to travel? How many new kids will they be able to praise? What will it mean for the Swedish/European hardcore scene? What will it do the vegan straight edge movement? 

One thing is fore sure, THIS HEART STILL BEATS! 

Preorder Recovery CD: letitburnrecords.com
Preorder Recovery LP: refuserecords.prv.pl

Check out the discography section for tracklisting etc.
Release date: June 17 - 2011.

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PS. Check out the press release below. Thanks. 


"Recovery" press release: 

Hailing from the metal and hardcore hotbed of Sweden/Norway, ANCHOR bring a heavy, aggressive hardcore sound with howled vocals and devastating mosh parts, but not without its speed and urgency, taking cues from bands like JUDGE, ENTOMBED, SKITSYSTEM and VERSE. Members have done time in THE SMACKDOWN, BALANCE, DEAD VOWS, DAMAGE CONTROL and SET MY PATH, and their message is one of compassion and awareness. 

Close to 300 shows in less than 4 years. Countless european tours, 2 tours of North America and way more to come. Anchor keeps proving to be one of Europe's most active and important bands. 

The new ANCHOR-record is a natural progression from their previous work. The new ground they entered with Relations of Violence 7" has been further explored. The outcome is a record that sounds harder, filthier and yet more emotional than anything they done before. 

/ letitburnrecords.com
/ refuserecords.prv.pl


April 12 - 2011: ANCHOR "Recovery" album update! 

Finally some news about the upcoming ANCHOR album. It's called "Recovery" and will see the light of day this summer. There's one song from the album available for download and it sounds really good! Make sure to download it below or take a listen on the bands bandcamp page. 
 
 

Album cover: 
(click cover for larger image)

Title: Recovery

Format: CD/LP

Release date: June 2011

Labels: Let it Burn / Refuse Records

Download: Testament
(mp3 from the Letitburnrecords.com website)
 


 

The release party will be held in Stockholm on June 22 together with TERROR, RAINDANCE and NO OMEGA! More dates for the summer tour are now confirmed. Check tour section. 

Don't miss "Law & Order Zine vol.3" which features an extensive interview with ANCHOR. Buy your copy of this great zine here: 
www.swehc.com
www.monumenthq.com

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February 22 - 2011: Lot's of great news! 

ANCHOR are, as we speak, in the studio to record the follow up to the critically acclaimed debut album "The quiet dance" that came out in 2008. The new album (title to be announced) will be released by Let it Burn Records and Refuse Records this summer! Read more about it in the news post below (see "February 20"). 
www.letitburnrecords.com
www.myspace.com/refuserecords

Make sure to visit swehc.com often, because they will post studio reports from the recording session. There are already some studio reports published, so make sure to check them out! Speaking about swehc.com, they also run a fanzine called "Law & order". They have a new issue coming out soon and it will feature a massive ANCHOR interview. You will also find short preview of the interview here as well: 
www.swehc.com

Finally: "The singles collected" LP is out now on State of Mind Recordings! This album includes the Relations of Violence 7", the songs from the split 7" w/ The Kind That Kills and the Captivity songs EP! There are still some very limited versions available on the State of Mind webstore! 
www.stateofmindrecordings.com

There is also a European tour in the works (June/July 2011) 
- Get in touch to xanchorx(a)hotmail dot com to book a show! 

Last but not least; ANCHOR have some new cool t-shirt designs for sale here: 
www.xanchorx.bigcartel.com

Also check out these official links: 
www.myspace.com/xanchorx
www.facebook.com/anchorofficial
www.xanchorx.blogspot.com
www.xanchorx.bandcamp.com

PS. I have updated most of the pages on this site, so take a look around, but don't forget to read the news post below first! 

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February 20 - 2011: News from the Let it Burn Records website: 

ANCHOR join forces with LET IT BURN RECORDS!

Even tought the days of Sweden as the No.1 country for hardcore bands are long over, there's still a small but active scene up there. For quite some time ANCHOR have now been the lighthouse of Swedish Hardcore and we feel more than honored to announce that they have just signed a deal with Let it Burn Records.

With almost 300 Shows in 4 years (including two full US tours) and a rear cover of a whole bunch of amazing releases, ANCHOR are now set and ready to release their new album on Let it Burn Records in June 2011.

ANCHOR about the signing "We're very happy to announce that our upcoming, yet to be named, album will see the light of day this summer through LET IT BURN RECORDS. To say that we're excited about this cooperation is a massive understatement. It's a privilege to be working with such a caliber label, one of Europe's longest running, one we've been following for many years and we're anxiously looking forward to see what the future holds for us."

Inspired by the likes of JUDGE, ENTOMBED, SKITSYSTEM and VERSE, ANCHOR have written their most resounding music ever, that shows a natural progression from their last releases. The band describes their new sound as "harder, filthier and yet more emotional than anything we've done before."

The band is currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on their new album: "As we speak we're halfway through a 10-day-session at Studio Bengt, Lund with our friend Gustav Brunn and we already feel like we've outdone all of our previous releases. It feels like we've been moving in a darker and heavier direction. The result this far is mindblowing and we can't bare ourselves to show the world this work."

To cut this short: Everyone at Let it Burn Records can't wait to release this album!

/ www.letitburnrecords.com


December  11 - 2010: You can now pre-order "The singles collected" LP! 

Yes, finally the pre-order is up for the EP compilation! There are some limited editions available as well as new merch. Everyone that pre-orders from the State of Mind Recordings webstore will also have the chance to win a testpress copy of the LP. 

Head over to: 
www.stateofmindrecordings.com

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November 15 - 2010: US tour November/December 2010! 

ANCHOR are heading over to the US in a couple of days. They will tour across the country together with THE RIVER CARD and UNRESTRAINED. 

US tourdates November/December 2010: 

11/18 Easthampton, Mass @ The Flywheel
11/19 Boston, Mass @ The Democracy
11/20 Burlingto, Vermont @ The Night shop
11/22 Buffalo, NY @ The Funeral Home
11/23 Clevelad, OH @ The Church
11/24 Columbus, Ohio @ Legion of Doom
11/26 Indianapolis, Indiana @ The Dojo
11/27 Grand Rapids, Michigan @ The DAAC
11/28 St. Louis, Missouri @ Lemmon's
11/29 Kansas City, Missouri @ TBA
11/30 Cheyenne, Wyoming @ Forum 619
12/01 Twin Falls, Idaho @ The American Legion
12/02 Reno, NV @ Fort Ryland
12/03 Berkeley, California @ Gilman St.
12/04 Santa Barbara, California @ BiciCentro
12/05 Asuza, California @ House Show
12/06 San Diego, California @ Che Cafe
12/07 Mesa, Arizona @ Nile Theater
12/08 Tucson, Arizona @ Jacobs YMCA
12/09 Odessa, Texas @ Pinebox Collective
12/10 San Antonio, Texas @ House Show
12/11 Rouge, Louisian @ The Warehouse
12/12 Birmingham, Alabama @ TBA
12/13 Atlanta, Georgia @ TBA
12/14 Chattenooga, Tennessee @ TBA
12/15 Richmond, VA @ TBA
12/16 Washington, DC @ Corpse Fortrees
12/17 Brooklyn, NY @ Party Expo
12/18 Middletown, RI @ Knights of Columbus

State of Mind Recordings will take pre-orders for the upcoming EP compilation on their webstore very soon. Make sure to check out: 
www.stateofmindrecordings.com

See you. 

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September  22 - 2010: "The singles collected" LP soon up for pre-order!

Yes, State of Mind Recordings says that we soon can pre-order the upcoming EP compilation! Keep your eyes open for pre-order specials at their webstore. Of course I will let you know when it's time spend some cash! 

Speaking of State of Mind, they have a sampler out now, free for anyone to download, called "Hectic thinking sampler" and ANCHOR contributes with the song "Atlantis". 
www.stateofmindrecordings.com

Upcoming ANCHOR gigs: 
10/16/2010 SE Göteborg - Edgeday w/ COKE BUST, STAY HUNGRY, NEVER AGAIN
10/23/2010 DE Recklinghausen - AKZ w/ RITUAL, JUST WENT BLACK

Come back soon for more news. Thanks. 

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July  24 - 2010: Get the "Captivity songs" MCD for free!

Monument Records are giving away a free copy of the ANCHOR debut MCD "Captivity songs". Just order something else from their webshop and add this item to your cart and this killer MCD will be yours! www.monumenthq.com

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July  19 - 2010: News from the State of Mind Recordings website: 

ANCHOR "The Singles Collected" LP Is off to press!!!!!! This LP will have a first pressing limited to 600 copies and will include a digital download coupon. We will have this on 3 different colors (number of each color TBA). It will be on Black, Clear Red, and Solid Blue vinyl. Once this is out keep an eye out for ANCHOR will be touring the USA again!!!

For those who donít know ANCHOR, they hail from Sweden and play hardcore in vain of TRIAL, REFUSED, JUDGE, and SNAPCASE. Since day one ANCHOR has been touring the world, they have done USA, Asia, Europe, and more. You may have seen them in the past touring with HAVE HEART, RUN WITH THE HUNTED, VERSE, CARPITHIAN, RITUAL, I RISE, etc. This is some real and true passionate SXE/VEGAN hardcore from one of the most respected and important bands in European hardcore today.

They are on tour all of July in Europe playing with ANOTHER BREATH, NO TURNING BACK, RITUAL, DEATH IS NOT GLAMOROUS, JUST WENT BLACK, FIRST BLOOD, and more. 

The track list is as followed.
1. Atlantis 2. Walls 3. Violence 4. Vanity 5. Vengeance 6. Hamnd 7. It Kills You to Know 8. In the Throes of Passion 9. Far Above 10. Captivity 11. Beyond Reason and Logic
                                                                              11. In the throes of passion 
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July  06 - 2010: Welcome to the unofficial ANCHOR site! 

This is strictly a fansite so you can not contact the band through this page. Check out the link-section to go to their official myspace page if you need to get in touch with the band directly. 

For all you kids who are not familiar with ANCHOR: they are one of the greatest hardcore bands of the 21st century! The band formed in Gothenburg in 2007 and are at the forefront in the vegan / straight edge / hardcore movement here in Sweden. Read more about them on the biography page.

Here's what's going on right now: 

Coming up is a compilation LP including all the tracks from their previous EP's. It will be released by State of Mind Recordings. Also in the works: new full-length album, I can hardly wait for it to be released! The band will soon hit the road again, so go see them if you have the chance! 

Thanks for checking out this site! Make sure to come back soon and help me to spread the word! 

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