Venlo had quite a lively hardcorepunk scene for a few years. There was a venue that hosted many great bands (Bauplatz) later on a squat that did the same (VHC), a recording studio and some killer bands. The Martinusstraat always hosted many punks from all over the place, when we recorded our first ep , I remember members of Disorder staying there too as well as a bunch of other UK punks. We looked too 'American' for them hahahahahaha.
Zwaar Klote and Incest were two of them, both heavily influenced by the more faster version of hardcore and as you will hear, there is a strong Pandemonium guitar sound present on both recordings. Danny (guitar player for Pandemonium, plays drums in Zwaar Klote. I am pretty sure I have seen them live at least once, during one of the many concerts we played with Lärm down south. Zwaar Klote is not to be mistaken for the 90's band (and they might even still exist) from more or less the same area.
There's some interesting stuff to be found about the Venlo hardcorepunk scene, for example on Mat Aerts website Limbabwe Records . Some of the stuff is written in a bitter way, but that is the way things sometimes go I guess.
Lots of stuff from Venlo has been re-released in the meantime and there is more to come if I am correct. Noise and Distortion from Belgium will do a vinyl version of the Pandemonium demo tape (which can be found elsewhere on this blog)
01 Zwaar Klote - Pigs
02 Zwaar Klote - Mac Donalds
03 Zwaar Klote - Chemical Dead
04 Zwaar Klote - Fascist
05 Incest - Nazi
06 Incest - Censorship
07 Incest - No Time
08 Incest - DSD
Zwaar Klote / Incest split tape