Haraball - Bacterion


Norwegian five-piece hardcore group Haraball have just shared a new track titled “Bacterion”, off their forthcoming third album “Hypno”.

This new track is now streaming at Idioteq, who commented “The quintet bonded over a love of noisy, raw, yet catchy hardcore punk and spooky surgical interventions on its sonic backbone, the alchemical mixture of which turns much more adventurous than the original core influence would lead to you to experience. Check out their new single “Bacterion” and enjoy the infectious energy that shines through!”


Due for release on April 20th via Fysisk Format, the follow to their second album “Half Tux” was recorded and mixed by guitarist Trond Mjøen and mastered by Chris Sansom and features some of Haraball’s strongest and most eclectic material to date.  Whilst the first two albums have been praised by the underground punk press for their blitzing fast and catchy hardcore, the listeners are in for something slightly different this time around as the band have thrown in some different elements into the songwriting.

“It took a lot of time to write ‘Hypno’. We started off writing a follow up to ‘Half Tux’, but got tired of it half-way through and ended up removing everything that sounded like hardcore. The songs are more experimental, longer, noisier and Trond now has a synth,” says singer Jon Eivind. “But even without da capos, light tones and harmonized sing-alongs, we still sound ugly and anti-social. We’re always trying to dumb the music down, making it as tribal and hard as possible. This time around, it just took a lot of dumbing.Hypno is without a doubt our strongest work, and the thought of having to surpass it is dreadful. These are dangerous tracks and we can’t really recommend them to anyone.”

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