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Release date July 11th, 2013!


released July 11, 2013


Chris - guitar, vocals
Jano - drums, percussion
Yannig - bass, vocals, melodica

Stella - Lead vocals on No Change Will Come
Berk - Guest vocals on Choking On Your Fumes

Gang Vocals:
Christopher, Jano, Hannes, Marlin, Benni, Stella, Hinne

Recorded at Institut fur Wohlklangforschung, Hannover and Sonnenstudio, Hamburg between November 2012 and January 2013.
Mixed and Mastered at Institut fur Wohlklangforschung, Hannover by Willi Dammeier.

Artwork by Mario:

'Libertalia' is the name of a legendary anarchistic society, allegedly founded by ex-pirates in the Indian Ocean in the late 17th century. The legend goes that the inhabitants refused to work under capitalist laws any longer, reinstated the medieval commons, liberated people from the European slave trade vessels, and worked towards gender equality. While it is unlikely that Libertalia ever really existed, the utopian vision itself is a strong example of resistance. It proves that even in the darkest of times, when the colonial war on Africa and the Americas was at it's peak, leading to mass genocide in the name of market trade, some voices promoted the idea of an alternative social model, free of class-, race- or gender-related oppression.
We chose the title to remind us that anti-capitalist struggles were a part of peoples history ever since market trade started developing. Sometimes a link to the past can be a step into the future.




BrainDead Hamburg, Germany

Braindead set out to play political Punk/Ska/Dub. Being true to the DIY fashion of Punk, they do most of the work like booking, printing shirts or creating artwork themselves, and have played every thinkable venue.
Braindeads politics cover topics such as Ecology, Anti-Sexism, Anti-Fascism, Veg(etari)anism, and express an overall Anti-Capitalist perspective.
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Track Name: Textbook Revolutions
we blame the poor for being poor, bare of rationality,
debarred to cash in on their needs, division's elementary
kept down, excluded and deprived by artificial scarcity.
the drawback of this grim charade, continuous brutality.

for as long as people hunger
while food is turned to trash
the temples will be plundered
by those who feel the lash.
and as long as we keep up
this structural divide,
we will feel the rebound of
the violence it implies.

the left behind start to awake, but you can't relate.
think they're criminal or insane, but they're intrinsically political
none of your theories could ever explain their anger or their hate.
you want a textbook revolution, but they are bound to fail.

will you just stand beside
when the worm finally starts to turn?
don't you try to understand
why the streets are left burn?
if we don't interact
and make no attempt to learn,
we'd turn an insurrection
into an elitist concern.
Track Name: No Change Will Come
Here we go again! out to change the world,
with our circle A’s printed on sweat shop shirts.
A half-hearted attempt, self-complacent,
simplify our struggles to a fashion statement.

No change will come
from turning a blind eye
No change will come
you can't bail your way out of this
No change will come
from turning a blind eye
No change will come
- from you

no hope for change when all theory is shunned,
gotta see the bigger picture, know how this system runs.
revolution can't be bought, it's not a t-shirt design
you can't replace analysis with wearing the right ensigns.
Track Name: It's All Coming Down
I lost my rag over annotating
this madness
by no means on account
of my final approval
cause you're not capable
realizing while going down
doesn't mean we're not gonna pay
for your presumption
its all coming down

no more patience
no more apologies for your own benefit
fuck your complacency
I pledge renitency
draw the line
live with it
but do not ask for my
we'll all take you down

It’s all coming down
It’s all coming down

your faults this worlds decay
whos gonna make em pay
your faults worlds decay
Track Name: Like A Mirror
Yeah, this is on me
I tell you, you’ll see
All this isn’t bothering me
You’ll see

I don’t care
What you’re thinking about me now, it’s like a mirror
Hold up to their faces show em all a bit clearer
Their own miserable lives and how they’ll never get nearer
To a point where being indifferent is no option
I’d rather prefer being impatient
That’s for sure, to the core, can’t bear to hear your wails no more
I’ll never care.

Don’t walk into my way
Go on and still obey
Don’t walk into my way

I don’t care
What you’re thinking about me now cause you’re a damn pretender
Please get me right, I just see myself a bit minor
Their own miserable life and how I’ll never get nearer
To a point where being indifferent is an option
I’d rather prefer being impatient
That’s for sure, to the core, can’t bear to hear your wails no more
I want to care.

for too long i tried to care,
i'm trying to reveal that you still stare,
tried to make my peace, i swear,
i'm at a loss, running out of patience now
Track Name: Break The Mold
you expect me to laugh at all your sexist jokes,
to agree to the stereotypes you evoke.
think i think the same because i am a 'man',
don't you take for granted my silent consent!
disillusioned like never before,
society's backlash doesn't stop at our door.
Thought i'd found a shelter from society's restrains,
a place to live our lives without causing pain.

we grew up with traditions of
it starts with you to break the mold,
and it starts with me.

punk's not just a boys thing
you know it but we must say it again
listen up now, this is a wake-up call
we must create a space to liberate us all

Retrogression, you know we've seen it all before,
society's backlash comes in through the back door.
i'm growing tired of banging my head against a wall:
we don't want no sexists in the dancehall!
but where's the revolution girl style gone?
i know you're there, but no longer visible.
know you don't need us to tell you what's wrong,
but you are needed still, together we are strong.

let me tell you, mr punk rock
i will not get stuck
in your gender exclusive boys club
cause living like that would be truly fucked up.
Track Name: Work And Toil
you work and toil, part of the machine,
why are you so devout?
can't you see that this daily routine
is sucking your blood out?

exploit myself to live up to what?
i never asked to have my share of that!
you live to work, you don't work to live,
you can count me out, i won't take this shit.
don't wanna take part in self-exploitation,
sell my time for the good of the nation,
while communities are disintegrating,
it keeps the system alive.

never be sick, don't stop functioning,
or it will be your demise.
don't you know I have better plans,
i won't fall for their lies.
Track Name: Rise From Below
Tension grows in the heart of the town
Inconsistencies show, an extent never known.
We made a choice to control our own lives,
We won't be expelled, you won't beat us down.

We'll take back the streets, the city, the land
We'll reclaim our lives, we make no demands.

Send your troops, we will stay on the tracks,
Try to evict us, we'll always be back,
Think you can crush us, well take our advice:
You name the date but we name the price.

We'll take back the streets, the city, the land
We'll reclaim our lives, we make no demands.

Our anger will grow,
we'll rise from below,
our impatience grows and it's really just starting to show.
Track Name: Choking On Your Fumes
you stand in our way, burning all your fuel,
you stand in our way but still we're faster than you.
you jeopardize our health while we have to push through,
you jeopardize our health and we're choking on your fumes.

don't act like you own the roads we all share
don't act like you don't really have to take care
you jeopardize our health while we have to push through,
you jeopardize our health and we're choking on your fumes.

stuck in a jam, see us laugh at you
stuck in a jam while we're going right through
you jeopardize our health while we have to push through,
you jeopardize our health and we're choking on your fumes.

we're riding on two wheels,
defy your automobiles,
you can curse us all you want, we still
choose the cheaper means.
you work for gasoline
while we keep the cities clean,
no matter what you say, we know
this is the real deal!
Track Name: Push 'Em Back
1998, eastern germany
fascists going underground, a fatal group of three,
they shot ten people down, shot em in the head
killed them out of hate, just want to see them dead
they plant two bombs just to kill a few more
they ridiculed the victims of the crimes they account for.
the cops said they where nowhere to be found
while they paid their informers to be down with their crowd.

the gun was bought by the NPD*,
a CI supplied the TNT,
ten people killed, paid with state money -
can you see the consistencies?

no we won't run, won't forget what they have done
this is our town, we'll bring the fascists down.
no we won't run, we'll stay until they're gone
no we won't hide, push em back, side by side

racist pigs say the dead were criminal,
blind in the right eye still, it's cynical
the secret service, they burned the records down,
they try to cover up that they knew it all along.
i know it sounds mad, but it's no conspiracy theory,
it's not a tale or some ancient history,
it's not 1939 or 1943,
it's 2000and12 in this hell called germany.

*The NPD is the German National-Democratic (read: Fascist) Party. They are a legal party and thus, as they are a ‘democratic’, they get state funding.