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Demerit - Never Say Die - 2006 (China)

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    Track List:

    01. Intro
    02. Never Gonna Change
    03. Fuck The Schemers
    04. Keep Yourself
    05. Fight Your Apathy
    06. I Don't Wanna Hear It
    07. The World Has Become A Battlefield
    08. Give Me Truth
    09. Voice of the People
    10. Hidden Track


    Never Say Die
    Release Date : 2016

    Demerit Limited Anniversary Edition, 2006-2016. Limited to 300 handnumbered copies.

    Demerit Biography

    Featuring Li Yang on vocals/bass, Zhang Ning on guitar and Du Shuai on drums, Demerit is widely-recognized as one of the best punk bands in China. After forming in Qingdao in 2004, the band's original incarnation soon migrated to Beijing, China's music capital. There, Demerit quickly gained a reputation for blazing sets that mix the ferocious energy of street punk with the heavy guitar riffs of 1980s metal.

    In mid-2006, the band self-released their debut album, “Never Say Die,” a record roundly praised for its DIY energy and raw electricity. It was this spark that drew the attention of Public Enemy bassist and producer Brian Hardgroove, who discovered Demerit on a trip to China, and was so impressed that he returned in 2007 to produce their sophomore release. “Bastards of the Nation” came out early-2008 to critical acclaim from local and national publications.

    With fiery anthems like "Fight Your Apathy" and "TZ Generation" - songs rife with razor-sharp guitar licks and Li Yang's searing social and political commentary - “Bastards” quickly established Demerit as leaders in the Chinese punk scene.

    In the wake of the album's release, Demerit toured far and wide, planting the flag of punk in every corner of China. Throughout, they acted as ambassadors of punk - helping to build DIY communities, create links between regional scenes and spread punk's rebellious spirit throughout the PRC.

    As elder statesmen in the Chinese scene, Demerit have also helped foster the growth of younger bands while sharing the stage with such notable foreign acts as DOA (Canada), Queers (USA), Insurgent Kid (Sweden), SS20 (Germany) and Suck Stuff (Korea). In 2008, they gained further international attention as the subject of "Beijing Punk," an award-winning documentary that details the capital's recent musical explosion.

    Following several lineup changes, Demerit has taken the past year as a time for rest and reflection. Though they've continued to perform at a number of festivals, Demerit has taken a break from the club circuit, holing up in their practice space to regroup and work on new material. Meanwhile, they have several projects underway, including a split 10-inch with German band SS20, as well as a new album slated to be recorded before next fall. This summer they will hit the US for fifteen dates on Vans Warped Tour 2011.

    Demerit is one of punk musics best-known ambassadors in Beijing. In classic “street punk” form, before becoming popular in Beijing, honed their craft and earned their fanbase through extensive touring, including such prominent venues as the Qingdao beach music festival. Straight up energy and aggression the band has changed little since its inception, choosing instead to stick to its timeless punk-rock roots and values. Can I get an Oi?

    In summer 2004, for the love of street punk life style, Li Yang (vocals/guitar), Xue Yang (bass) and Zhang Wei (drums) decided to form a band in their hometown Qingdao, Shandong Province. Later Zhang Ning joined the band to play guitar while Zhu Shuang Sheng replaced Zhang Wei on the drums. Li Yang got tired of the guitar and became a vocalist only. The band played its first show as a four piece a month later on the 1st Qingdao Beach Music Festival. Then they moved to Beijing for good and the drummer quit the band for personal reasons. Many drummers played with the band until they met the American Zack.
    Demerit became a truly atombomb. In this period, the band kept on rehearsing and continued to play shows. Soon they got fame for their constant struggle in the Beijing underground punk scene. On December 24, 2005, they performed at 13 Club, where they recorded the live compilation Forming. Their debut album Never Say Die was finished in April 2006. When Zack went back to the States, their fellow Zhen Song took on the drumkits.
    The band was also booming by this time. They shared stages with bands like NOFX (USA), Insurgent Kid (Sweden) and 4Sivits (Germany). They were also invited to play the Midi Music Festival 2006. The Washington Post interviewed the band two months later. Demerit had been seeking a second guitarist for helping to promote their sound. In September 2006, Huihui was added to the lineup. After that, they were on tour with the best-korean-punkband-ever Suckstuff under the name of Rebel Spirits. In April 2007, the band appeared on INTER's advertise.
    For their album Bastards Of The Nation they changed the lineup again to Zhang Ning on guitar, Liu Liu on bass/vocals, Li Yang on vocals, Li Hui Peng on guitar/vocals and Du Shuai on drums.
    January 16th 2009, they performed during the JUE MUSIC ART Festival 2009 at the Dream Factory. According to Andy Best: Demerit, on the other hand, have reached the next level and fully deserved their reputation. They were worthy headliners with a great set of hardcore punk/metal songs. They were so good, in fact, that despite the hall not being that full they got everyone up front and moving.[...] Their riffing was sublime and they know how to rock a show.
    In May 2009, Spike is voted the no. 10 coolest rock star in Beijing by Timeout Beijing Magazine. Spike is a tattooed little package of punk rock energy, usually seen sporting a bandana, a cheeky grin and an outstretched middle finger. It was while watching Spike charge around during one of Demerit’s gloriously un-reconstructed live shows that we had the idea to do a cool list in the first place

    Disclaimer: this biography was gathered automatically through an external music database and could be inaccurate. We don't control the information found here.

    Label - Warhead Punx Records

    French punk label.




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