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Defections

by Actionmen and Dead Neck

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Previously released in 2019 on Mud Cake Records on vinyl and CD, Ripcord Records are bringing this split between Italy's skate punk/turbo hardcore legends Actionmen and UK melodic hardcore punks Dead Neck to tape.

It's the first new material from both bands since Actionmen's 2013 'Ramadama' and Dead Neck's self titled EP from 2014.

"It is hard to think what could possibly follow or compete with the unfathomable insanity of Actionmen and, as result, on the first listen I’m completely floored by Dead Neck’s contribution to the record. All four songs are grippingly tight and infectiously melodic, with a combination of soaring riffs and shout-it-back harmonies. The biggest influences have come from classic 90’s EpiFat bands, particularly Strung Out or Bad Religion, but it’s paired with the Propagandhi-type technical prowess that’s popular in European melodic hardcore/skate-punk at the moment." - Shout Louder

"Super fast skull crushing, skin melting tech punk radness from ‘Action Men and Dead Neck’" - Bloggin Rotten

"This is the type of punk rock it’s easy to fall in love with, each song is a singalong anthem. From screamed, passionate vocals to beat downs, epic closing codas and brutal drumming...

Overall what we have here is a brilliant release with neither band outstaying their welcome, offering something different but complementary and constantly worthy or repeat spins. One added incentive to buy it is the artwork; the cover art by Mark Bell Illustration is just brilliant and you’ll want a physical copy to enjoy looking at it!" - Colin's Punk Rock World

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released November 20, 2020

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