It has been three years since we have last had a release from Oslo’s own Knuste Ruter. Since they dropped Gjennom Veggene in 2010, they have been through some major changes. Singer Kjetil quit the band to focus on metal crust band Summon the Crows, who just signed to major cred label Southern Lord. In stepped Hasse Brinck from legendary Blitz punk band Stengte Dører.
Haase had been away from the limelight for almost two decades, when he approached the band with poetry he wanted to turn into music. After a little back and forth- a musical marriage quickly formed. It could not be more fitting that the record is called Bruddstykker (roughly translated: Pieces) since it both signals breaking apart, and getting together again.
Once again Knuste Ruter pays homage to the classic Norwegian 80’s punk while remaining relevant and honest. Catchy, angry, and at times painfully personal. This is what you shove in your friends face if he thinks Green Day or Against Me still march under the banner of punk. The album is recorded by the band themselves at that wonderful venue Endless Tinnitus. Mixed by Kristian Fanavoll Tvedt at Coppertone Studios and mastered by Fridtjof Lindemann at Strype Audio.
Bruddstykker drops on all digital platforms worldwide on April 27th. An LP-version will be out on Sjakk Matt Plater, Ruin Nation and Skuld on May 10th. On April 27th you can catch the band live at Barrikaden at Hausmania right here in Oslo. They will share the stage with Bloodsuckers, Modern Love and Anti Social Rejects. Should be a night to remember, you don’t want to miss it.
PS: If you can’t make it to Barrikaden, the band will play Blitz with The Ødeleggers on June 8th. There you have it.
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