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Gunnar of So Much Hate
Picture by Henna Peschel



Norwegian Leather brings you official vinyl re-releases and new releases by some of the best Norwegian Punk bands from the 1980s. We’re working with our friends to keep this music, which means the world to us, away from bootleggers and shady businessmen.

Norwegian Leather Records is located in Berlin and is the sister label of HeartFirst Records.


BANNLYST – Mørk Tid 7”

Record cover with graves

A new BANNLYST EP, not a re-release! Two and a half unheard songs from 1985. The lost final recordings before the members started moving from Molde to Oslo. Killer stuff! The tape with these recordings was found some years ago when a band member moved house. And was finally released on vinyl. Totally classic Norwegian Hardcore Punk.
Released in cooperation with CEASE FIRE! The label that released the crazy awesome MOLDE PUNX 2×LP.

Songs on the EP:
A1) Bare En Slave (1985)
A2) Mørk Tid (1985)
A3) Hvit Natt Intro Outro (1985)
B1) Terrorstyre (1985, from “Nå Eller Aldri” comp, remastered)
B2) 40000 Døde Barn (live, 1992), complete song, old version on Blitz Live LP cuts off. We now found the complete song on a tape.


So Much Hate cover

The first release on Norwegian Leather was the re-release of the iconic SO MUCH HATE – “How We Feel” LP. This was the band’s best release.

The LP of the Oslo band originally came out in 1987 on X-Port Plater. The re-release looks like the original but the front cover is black and white as the original artwork was colored afterwards. The big lyric sheet is exactly like the original.

Check out more info about SO MUCH HATE and the live photos in the SO MUCH HATE photo section.

BANNLYST – Diskografi LP and Live LP

Bannlyst Diskografi LP cover
Bannlyst Live LP cover

The second and third releases on Norwegian Leather were LPs by the hardcore punk band BANNLYST from the town of Molde. 3 members of BANNLYST ended up in Oslo in the mid-80s and formed SO MUCH HATE together with Gunnar from SVART FRAMTID and KAFKA PROSESS. Thomas played drums in KAFKA PROSESS and STENGTE DØRER.

The “Diskografi” LP has their songs from the split tape with ANGOR WAT (Knall Tapes, 1984), their 7″ songs (1985), “Terrorstyre” (from the “Nå Eller Aldri” 7″ compilation) and “Louie Louie” from an early demo tape recording. A total of 24 songs in 44 minutes with some of the best 1980s hardcore punk that ever came out of Europe.

The “Live At Blitz” LP is a great soundboard live recording from 1992. BANNLYST played at the 10th anniversary gig of the legendary Blitz squat in Oslo in front of a wild and raunchy crowd of punks.

Check out more info and live photos in the BANNLYST photo section of the website.

Vinyl prices

BANNLYST 7″: 8 Euro

You can pay by bank transfer (greatly preferred), Wise, or by PayPal. The best way is to send an email first. But you can also order on Discogs if you like shopping carts and want to support internet platforms.

Page last updated: January 2024