Total Determinacion-exclusive interview

We catch Richard from Total Determinacion to one discussion online about music,politics and more. We continue to support true DIY bands all over the world.

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Hi Richard how the things are in mighty mighty Mexico city?

Richard: They are hot in the capital, allegedly left the government has implemented a policy of criminalization to public protest, large parts of the country are destabilized by drug trafficking. And political and economic reforms of the federal government have unleashed widespread protests, particularly magisterial.

Congrats for the album Musica Contra El Poder,a very nice album. For those who don’t know your band,please tell us something about your history

Totaldeterminacion is formed:Bass: Ivan, Battery: Roberto (Kostal), Guitar: David, Vocals & lyrics: Ricardo (Richard)

The band was formed in late 2006 to the west of Mexico City, began with covers and a few years later we started writing original songs, we recorded a demo in 2008 and finally in 2013 we recorded our first cd.
We are a band declaring antifascist, antiracist and anticapitalist.

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What are the main influences from the band? name 5 bands that have influenced you

Iván: The Clash, Autonomía, Skalariak, Ataque 77, Sin Dios

Roberto: Banda Bassotti, Los Pies Negros/Negros Vivos, La Polla Records, Kortatu,

David: Ska-p, 2 Minutos, Skalariak, Kortatu, Todos tus muertos.

Richard: Banda Bassotti, Núcleo Terco, la Polla Records, Attaque 77, Mano Negra

I know a lot of bands from Mexico, please tell me more about the scene there

Totaldeterminacion: The underground scene is healthy in proposals and trends, there is much independent music and self-management, there are still good punk bands, Oi, ska, reggae, etc., there are also quite strong scenes in other parts of the country such as Guadalajara, Mexicali, etc..

In these days is very hard to make a diy album, how you promote yourself?

Totaldeterminacion: All work is independent, always with the support of friends, other bands, etc..
For example, this record was done with resources coming out of the same members of the band and the invaluable support of the Collective MUTEM.

What else you do besides Total Determinacion?

Totaldeterminacion: Those who do not study, work, or do both simultaneously.(Richard is a militant Marxist-Leninist).

I know a lot of bands from Latin America have this anti US attitude, what is your status regarding US politics,specially with Mexico…

Richard: Our relationship with the United States is difficult, in 1847 we invaded and took away more than half of the country, as part of Latin America have suffered Yankee imperialist policy, each coup, as you visualize Bolivar: „Los Estados Unidos parecen destinados por la Providencia a plagar la América de miserias en nombre de la libertad” (the United States seems destined by Providence to plague America with misery in the name of freedom).
Particularly dream of the day when we can see the Empire destroyed and the White House in ruins.

Any plans for a new material, concerts?

Totaldeterminacion: For now we concentrate on spreading the disc, for the time being disseminated on the Internet, but soon will be released in CD format, and continue to work on new songs.
With the year almost over recent events will also come, but in 2014 back harder.

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Do you support any footbal team?

Totaldeterminacion: Each has its own team, particularly bassist Necaxa (Mexico), guitarist Cruz Azul (Mexico) and singer Pumas UNAM (Mexico) &AS Livorno (Italy).
„Against modern football”

Choose one band with you will love to make a split CD (new and old)

Iván: Autonomía (Perú)
Richard: Mano Negra (Francia)

I ask everybody in the end. do you know something about Romania and the scene here?

Richard: From Romania know the country’s history, from antiquity (Dacia), until the communist era, today’s not much, and not know the music scene.

Leave us one message for our online readers

Totaldeterminacion: For readers who keep reading MPTYzine, listen and pirating our music, and all music independent and rebellious in general.

Thank you so much, if you have something to add please fell free.

Totaldeterminacion: Thanks for diffusion, support and remember that not only is fun, it is essential to go out and do battle to destroy the capitalist exploitative system.
Greetings from Mexico City, ¡will continue making music against power!

Mirceone vs. Total Determinacion november 2013

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5 Feet Under promo

For the thirsty hardcore collectors 5FeetUnder presents one split with Kollapse and No Fealty.


Danish hardcore/crust bands NO FEALTY and KOLLAPSE will be releasing their collaborative self-titled 7″ on November 14th, 2013 via their own labels Angry Music Records and 5FeetUnder Records.

The record will be available on limited black vinyl and digital download

The record was an effort both bands have had in mind for a year or so, ever since the bands played their first show together in Copenhagen in 2012. The bands have been friends for years, though living in different cities, Copenhagen and Aalborg, so it was a natural progression for the bands after releasing their debut albums.

NO FEALTY’s contribution to the record is the raw, intense and extreme RAVISHED, recorded during the sessions for their debut album IN THE SHADOW OF THE MONOLITH. The song contains lyrics of a post-war complex and the true intentions behind (every) war. The B-side contains the song FATHER by KOLLAPSE. The song is a deeply personal song for the two singers of the band; it deals with the grief of losing their fathers. It’s a song written and recorded just after the band became a four piece – and follows their SELF-TITLED 10” released December 2012. Even though the two songs on the record are different, they are somehow the same. They both consist of high energy, honesty, and penetrating lyrics.

NO FEALTY emerged from the ashes of Thought Police Brutality. It’s pretty much the same members, but they changed their name, because they wanted to focus on more extreme music than before. They spent two years recording their debut album, which turned into the 12-headed beast of a machine called In the Shadow of the Monolith. It displays an aggression not seen in Denmark before. The chaotic feeling mixed with a brutal touch and the band’s sense of DIY-urgency really hit a spot with reviewers and listeners alike. The album gained critical acclaim everywhere.

KOLLAPSE is a four piece that mix up their love for intense and heavy music. kollapse quickly gained a following in their hometown of Aalborg, as the band seemed to fill a hole that’s been missing for years, creating a sound that draws influences from the violence and destruction of waste from post-industrial living. The band wanted to create a sound that was atmospheric and brutal, but still paying tribute to the members’ love for punk and hardcore music. It resulted in the self-titled debut record that sparked the flame for the band, but also made them realize in what direction the band should go. Multiple record labels released the record across Europe.


A1. Ravished

B1. Father


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promo cd-Hors Controle-L’union Fait La Force (2013)

L’union Fait La Force is the latest material from the legends of Oi music from France, Hors Controle. 12 pure oi traks mixed along with punk influences. The band has shared the stage with bands like: Loikaemie,Toxpack or Stage Bottles and after more than 15 years of music they are true legends for France underground.
The band pays respect for all working class heroes, special that they come from Montceau Les Mines a small town with one of the largest mine in the late 19th century. Dignity,loyality, true friendship all of this packed with force and passion make from this album one piece that you should listen if you like bands like: Angelic Upstarts, Brixton Cats,La Gachette. Message in a fist straight from the streets of France.

1  Souvenirs
2  Les Bons Les Pires
3  La Vie Etait Moins Moche
4  Sur Les Routes
5  Camarades
6  L’union Fait La Force
7  Dis Moi
8  Ne Plus Etre Guidé
9  Ma Liberté
10 Chroniqueurs
11 Skinhead Crew
12 Je Lève Mon Verre


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