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Hardcore. Punk. Vinyl.

Home of Norwegian Leather Records, HeartFirst Records, band pictures and flyer artwork from the West-Berlin Hardcore days. Plus other info about hardcore punk bands and vinyl records past and present. 

Punk bands live

See photos of punk bands from the 1980s to the modern days.

Vinyl culture

Talk about vinyl records and how to produce, distribute, buy, and play them.  

Norwegian Leather

Celebrating the N-beat since forever.

HeartFirst Records

Bringing you international hardcore punk bands on 7″ vinyl since 1990.

Tech talk

Writing about the mechanics of vinyl, vinyl production, and about turntables.

Buy stuff

To buy vinyl from HeartFirst and Norwegian Leather:

  • Go to the store on this website (you have to send an email cuz the shop isn’t ready yet)
  • You can buy on Discogs from the HeartFirst store (if you like to pay more and want to support web platforms).
  • You can write an email and order directly. This will be cheaper for you.
  • We like to deal direct! Feel free to ask about wholesale rates if you run a distro.

From the blog


SKEEZICKS discography and liner notes

Refuse Records just released a discography of the 80s German hardcore band SKEEZICKS as a double LP. Robert, who runs the label, asked me to write some liner notes. Here they are: SKEEZICKS’s 1986 debut…