An album containing nine songs released on vinyl LP in 2014
EVERYONE IS FUCKED
Title: Life Crisis. Release date: Feb 14, 2014. Labels: La Familia Releases (MEMBER 40+24), Farsot (FARSOT001). Format: Vinyl LP. Pressing info: 375 black vinyl, 150 white vinyl, 5 test pressings. Packaging info: 140 g vinyl, 350 gsm glossy sleeve (with black flood printed inside), 220 gsm printed inner sleeve (also with black flood printed inside).
|A2||The Spectacle Is Everywhere||4:02|
|A3||Drunk On Nails||3:03|
|B2||Hour Of The Wolf||5:08|
|B3||Life Is Elsewhere||4:32|
Produced by Pontus Andersson and We Live In Trenches. Recorded and mixed by Pontus Andersson at IF Studios, Gothenburg, in July 2012. Additional sounds captured by Robert Samsonowitz in the trench. Mastered by Dragan Tanaskovic at Studio Bohus Mastering.
All songs written and performed by David Augustsson, Johan Meiton, Robert Samsonowitz and Ulf Stöckel except ‘Stress’ written by David Augustsson, Anna Lingmark-Knutsson, Johan Meiton, Robert Samsonowitz and Ulf Stöckel.
Additional guitars on ‘Double Negative’ played by Pontus Andersson.
Parts of ‘The Spectacle Is Everywhere’ stolen from ‘La Société du Spectacle’ by Guy Debord and from ‘Do not go gentle into that good night’ by Dylan Thomas.
Art direction, design & photography by Robert Samsonowitz for RBRT CREATIVE.
“With ‘Life Crisis’ We Live In Trenches has created a soundtrack for people in dire need of an eye-opener. You’re welcome.”
Life Crisis – An aural holocaust of unknown pleasures that creates a tangible void of souls.
If ‘Modern Hex’ (2009) was We Live In Trenches’ exercise in a forceful excavation of ruthlessness then ‘Life Crisis’ is their manifestation of being trapped in a box, knowing all exits are closed, barred and tightly shut. Darkness is all encompassing and embracing everyone. There is nothing remotely beautiful about Life Crisis. That, my friend, was never the aim. Life Crisis a pummeling machine grinding its gears until they collapse from exhaustion. It’s a structured mess – precise and breathtaking, calculated and physically hurting.
The throat-slit vocals broadcast grieving despair and wages war against selected recipients with a backbone built on crumbs of hope. But don’t mistake the words for pessimism. It’s simply realism in the crosshair of a man with issues. The musical backdrop is a narrowing corridor, stained with blood and piss; guitars echoes the piercing sounds of Dead & Gone’s Rocky Crane while intertwining the assault of an Arab on Radar-esque nihilism. The rhythm section constructs a sound that could make up walls in a panic room. It obliterates the vacuum in our sleepy brains. The sum of We Live In Trenches’ parts is vastly greater than the singularity of their individuality.
With ‘Life Crisis’ We Live In Trenches has created a soundtrack for people in dire need of an eye-opener. You’re welcome.
Max J. Hansson
WE LIVE IN TRENCHES
Håkan Johansson – Johan Meiton – Robert Samsonowitz – Ulf Stöckel
‘Out Of The Dark’
A single containing two songs released on seven-inch plastic disc in 2013
Title: Out Of The Dark. Release date: March 5, 2013. Labels: La Familia Releases (Member 40+21), Labour Camp Merchandise (WORK001). Format: Vinyl 7″, 45 RPM. Vinyl pressing info: 370 copies on black vinyl, 100 copies on red/black marble vinyl, 50 copies on red vinyl. Packaging info: Comes with a 2-sided insert. Photo on one side, lyrics to “Out Of The Dark” and credits on the other side.
|A1||Out Of The Dark||3:28|
|B1||In My Grip||2:55|
Produced by Pontus Andersson and We Live In Trenches. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Pontus Andersson at IF Studios, Gothenburg, Sweden, July 2012. ‘Out Of The Dark’ is written by David Augustsson, Anna Knutsson, Johan Meiton, Robert Samsonowitz and Ulf Stöckel. ‘In My Grip’ is written by Glenn Danzig, originally recorded by Samhain. Songs performed by David Augustsson, Johan Meiton, Robert Samsonowitz and Ulf Stöckel. Design & Photography by RBRT CREATIVE.
An album containing nine songs released on vinyl LP in 2009 and on compact disc in 2010
Title: Modern Hex. Release date: Dec 21, 2009 (LP), Oct 25, 2010 (CD). Labels: P. Trash Records (FULL TRASH 43), Suicide Records (SR007). Format: Vinyl LP + CD. LP pressing info: 100 copies with hand numbered silkscreened sleeve, 400 copies with regular packaging. LP packaging info: LP includes a printed insert with lyrics and credits on one side, and the quote “Live Without Dead Time” on the other side.
|A4||I Owe My Soul||5:27|
|B4||People Vs. People||4:07|
Produced by We Live In Trenches and Oskar Karlsson. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Oskar Karlsson at Artisten, Gothenburg, 2009. Words & music by We Live In Trenches. Sleeve by RBRT CREATIVE. Players: Ulf Stöckel – Vocals. Robert Samsonowitz – Guitar. Anna Knutsson – Bass & Vocals. David Augustsson – Drums. Saxophones on ‘After Dark’ by Petter Findin.
Out Of The Dark