RIGHT DIRECTION formed in 1989 when hardcore and thrash metal was first becoming a major force in the European music scene. Back then bands like DRI, Suicidal Tendencies, Agnostic Front, and Excel were their biggest musical influence. Because the bands inception took place in the late 1980's RIGHT DIRECTION are considered one of the forefathers in the European hardcore scene and a major influence to hundreds of hardcore, punk and metal bands across the globe.

In 1991 RIGHT DIRECTION released 2 vinyl EP's titled "No Reason To Laugh" and "The Struggle Continues". Both of these sold out instantly and have become collector items. In 1993 the band released their debut CD "How Many More Lies" and the band did their first full European tour with New York Hardcore pioneers YUPPICIDE. The following year RIGHT DIRECTION released a split 7" with California thrash band BEOWULF. Then in 1995 the band released the now classic full length "All Of A Sudden" as their popularity exploded across the European continent. That same year RIGHT DIRECTION does more than a 100 shows all over Europe highlighted by full tours with New York hardcore legends WARZONE and Boston legends SLAPSHOT. A split vinyl EP with WARZONE titled "Live In Europe" is released in 1995 and a vinyl EP titled "All These Years" is released in 1996. With so many early recordings and EPs under their belt RIGHT DIRECTION released a CD in 1996 titled "Echoes From The Past" which compiles their early EPs, bonus tracks, cover-tunes and live recordings taken from shows in Berlin and Munich.

In 1998 RIGHT DIRECTION recorded a new full length record called "To Right The Wrong" and it is released to critical acclaim. The band plays at some of the biggest festivals in Europe including Dynamo Open Air, Pinkpop, Dour, Sjock and others. RIGHT DIRECTION also tours Europe with New York's AWKWARD THOUGHT and Holland's BACKFIRE. The band continues with extensive touring throughout the year and it was not until late 1999 that RIGHT DIRECTION finally had time to head back into the studio. The year 2000 sees the band release its fourth full length album titled "Bury The Hatchet". RIGHT DIRECTION are now a major force in the music scene and headline many shows and festivals. In 2002 another new full length titled "Beyond the Beyonds" is released and the band tours again with their good friends SLAPSHOT.

RIGHT DIRECTION'S style is an original blend of hardcore and metal with vocals that are rough yet melodic for an intense sound that no one can replicate. Their influence of the Hardcore, Punk, and Metal scenes cannot be overstated. They helped bring the European scene together and make it grow immensely. RIGHT DIRECTION'S hard hitting sound and intelligent lyrics have stood the test of time and they are now considered a classic and legendary band. Dead City is proud to make these classic releases available digitally.

Band Website: WWW.DEADCITYRECORDS.COM

Right Direction - "How Many More Lies"
Dead City 214

Track Listing:
1. STUPID REASONS
2. GO AWAY
3. HOW MANY MORE LIES
4. RIGHT DIRECTION
5. FREAKS
6. A BULLS REVENGE
7. I'D RATHER EAT SHIT
8. GOVINDA
9. CORALIE
10. THERE'S AN ALTERNATIVE
11. THE FIRE OF HATE
12. PRISONED IN MY MEMORIES

Right Direction - "All Of A Sudden"
Dead City 215

Track Listing:
1. WHERE WERE YOU?
2. TODAY I DREAM
3. THE ZOO
4. NOBODY'S PERFECT BUT YOU
5. "CHUCK"
6. PROVE IT!
7. ANOTHER YEAR
8. I SHOULD'VE KNOWN
9. GOVINDA
10. I GOT YOUR NUMBER
11. MY LAST BULLET

Right Direction - "Echoes From The Past"
Dead City 216

Track Listing:
1. LITTLE BASTARDS
2. MY LAST BULLET
3. ANOTHER YEAR
4. FIRE OF HATE
5. VIOLENCE
6. I'D RATHER EAT SHIT
7. THE ZOO
8. HOOLIGAN BULLSHIT
9. STUPID REASONS
10. A BULL'S REVENGE
11. PRISONED IN MY MEMORIES
12. LATER THAN YOU THINK
13. MY WAR
14. WALK TOGETHER, ROCK TOGETHER
15. THESE TEARS ARE REAL
16. SKINHEADS RULE
17. STUPID REASONS
18. GO AWAY
19. RIGHT DIRECTION
20. THERE'S AN ALTERNATIVE
21. HOW MANY MORE LIES
22. DON'T FORGET THE STRUGGLE
23. KIDS ON THE STREET
24. POWER
25. LATER THAN YOU THINK
26. BEAT IT!

Right Direction - "To Right The Wrong"
Dead City 217

Track Listing:
1. YOU'RE THE ENEMY
2. ARMY OF FOOLS
3. SAME OLD, SAME OLD
4. THE WORLD DOWNFALL
5. WHAT A DAY THAT WAS
6. SPOKE IN A WHEEL
7. LIVE TO REGRET
8. WE PLAY FOR YOU
9. I WOULD'VE DONE THE SAME
10. I WANNA BE SOMEBODY
11. THE SKULL'S GOT NO TONGUE
12. THERE AIN'T NOBODY LEAVIN'

Right Direction - "Beyond The Beyonds"
Dead City 218

Track Listing:
1. WORKING CLASS HERO
2. IF IT AIN'T BROKE - DON'T FIX IT
3. DIDN'T I JUST TELL YOU
4. TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
5. GIVE US BACK OUR BOYS
6. HOW COULD YOU
7. BEAT THE STREET
8. ROSE HILL
9. BEYOND THE BEYONDS
10. COWARDS
11. DON'T CRY (I'LL BE BACK)
12. WISEGUYS

Warzone/Right Direction - "Live In Europe 1995"
Split Release
Dead City 219

Track Listing:
1. WARZONE - Judgement Day
2. WARZONE - War Between Races
3. WARZONE - Reggae Moonstomp
4. RIGHT DIRECTION - A Bulls Revenge
5. RIGHT DIRECTION - Chuck
6. RIGHT DIRECTION - Stupid Reasons

Maastricht Holland was considered the premiere city in Europe for hardcore music in the 1990's. Many legendary bands such as RIGHT DIRECTION, BACKFIRE, ONE NIGHT STAND, $400 SUITS, DEMON JOKER JUNIOR, and DISCIPLINE all were spawned or boosted by the scene in Maastricht. Soon a army of kids hundreds strong formed a crew called the M-Town Rebels. With intense support of the hardcore music scene the M-Town Rebels took Europe by storm. They created and supported hundreds of bands that traveled through Europe and were an integral part of making the European hardcore scene flourish and grow. New York City bands WARZONE, AWKWARD THOUGHT, and NO REDEEMING SOCIAL VALUE all became close friends with the M-Town crew who welcomed them with open arms. It was more than a friendship, it was a family.

The M-Town scene spawned 2 compilation albums. The first one released in 1996 called M-TOWN REBELS "Always The First To Have A Beer". The second one released in 1997 was called M-TOWN REBELS II "Among The Angels". These 2 releases are just a taste of what the M-Town scene was all about. Each release also features a New York City band that was a part of the M-Town Rebel family.

M-Town Rebels
"Always The First To Have A Beer"
Dead City 220

Track Listing:
1. DEMON JOKER JUNIOR - We'll Make The Difference
2. ONE NIGHT STAND - War Criminal
3. ONE NIGHT STAND - Johnny
4. ONE NIGHT STAND - Hometownlover
5. BACKFIRE - One By One
6. BACKFIRE - No Time To Forgive
7. VIOLATION OF TRUST - Just Like A Plague
8. BELOW ZERO - Anger Overload
9. $400 SUITS - Maybe Next Door
10. $400 SUITS - Somebody Stop Me
11. $400 SUITS - Angel In Me
12. HEADSTOMP - Lost
13. SPLIT SECOND - Friendship
14. SPLIT SECOND - What Goes Around, Comes Around
15. SOULS OF THE DEPARTED - Fading Memories
16. SOULS OF THE DEPARTED - Suicide Solutions
17. NO REDEEMING SOCIAL VALUE - Skinheads Rule
18. NO REDEEMING SOCIAL VALUE - Fabio
19. RIGHT DIRECTION - Today I Dream
20. RIGHT DIRECTION - The Show Must Go On
21. RIGHT DIRECTION - I Got Your Number
22. NEGATIVE REINFORCEMENT - Into The Pit
23. NEGATIVE REINFORCEMENT - Dead Man Walking
24. BELOW ZERO - Both Different, Both Fine
25. DOWNSHOT - Trust
26. RIGHT DIRECTION & PAT THE LAD - Prove It
27. HEADSTOMP - Realize

M-Town Rebels II
"Among The Angels"
Dead City 221

Track Listing:
1. SEAN - Intro
2. DOWNSHOT - Abbort The Mission
3. DOWNSHOT - Innocent
4. HOMETHRUST - Fist Of Honour
5. HOMETHRUST - Day After Day
6. S.O.S. - Sickness Of Society
7. S.O.S. - Heartcore
8. AWKWARD THOUGHT - The Defenestration Of Prague
9. AWKWARD THOUGHT - Cop Song
10. $400 SUITS - Maybe Next Door
11. $400 SUITS - Day Of The Rope (Live)
12. EIGHTBALL - Sunshine
13. BACKFIRE - Down For The Cause
14. BACKFIRE - Accept The Blame
15. HEADSTOMP - Kids
16. HEADSTOMP - Through With You
17. DEMON JOKER JUNIOR - The Young And Innocent
18. DISCIPLINE - 5 Years
19. DISCIPLINE - Ace Of Spades (Live)
20. ONE NIGHT STAND - When I'm Free (Live)
21. HARDSELL - Doc Martinair
22. SPLIT SECOND - No Time To Regret
23. VIOLATION OF TRUST - Freak Song
24. BELOW ZERO - Payback's Commin' Round
25. NEGATIVE REINFORCEMENT - All Along
26. WARZONE - War Between Races (Live)
27. VINNY VALUE - Outro

In 1992 members of RIGHT DIRECTION and future band BACKFIRE teamed up to form a band and record a demo capturing the friendship and comradery that they had created with a huge group of kids called the M-TOWN REBELS. This new band of hardcore superheroes would call themselves ONE NIGHT STAND. These old friends played hardcore with true passion and spirit for the love of the music and the scene it had created. The lyrics deal with the scene, the M-Town Rebels, and life. Talented hardcore professionally recorded by Holland's finest musicians. A few songs also show a sense of humor as life cannot always be all work and no play. ONE NIGHT STAND features Dave Reumers on vocals who has fronted such classic bands as RIGHT DIRECTION and $400 SUITS. Dave is known worldwide for his intense vocal style. The drumming is done by none other than hardcore legend Richard Bruinen better known to the world as Richie Backfire. The band is rounded out with Frank from BACKFIRE on bass, Roy from $400 SUITS on guitar, and fellow M-Town Rebel Richard on duel vocals with Dave.

This demo recording was such an underground classic that it was later released on CD in 1997 and titled "One Life For The Family". ONE NIGHT STAND'S music has stood the test of time and they are now considered a legendary band. They have influenced a generation of kids and helped pave the way for many other bands. Classic hardcore played with passion and pride for the hardcore movement!

One Night Stand - "One Life For The Family"
Dead City 222

Track Listing:
1. MATTER OF TIME
2. WAR CRIMINAL
3. ONE NIGHT STAND
4. JOHNNY
5. HOMETOWNLOVER
6. SKINHEAD PRIDE
7. NOTHING MORE, NOTHING LESS
8. WHEN I'M FREE
9. STUPID REASONS
10. GOD LOVE OI!
11. THE ZOO
12. THE WEEKEND
13. SHAVED FOR BATTLE

The leader of the M-Town Rebels was a guy named Dave Reumers who was the singer of legendary hardcore band RIGHT DIRECTION. Dave's vocal range and his appreciation for all styles of music led him to do a solo acoustic project called ULTIMATUM. He got his friend Chris Gijselaers to play guitar and they wrote some intensely catchy acoustic music. Dealing with all types of subjects ULTIMATUM is a musical masterpiece of mellow sounds coming from Europe's biggest hardcore front man. But Dave proves that shouting is not the only thing he can do as his vocal range and original style shine through on this release. "Whispers Of A Wanted Man" also includes acoustic Motorhead and Willie Nelson covers.

Ultimatum - "Whispers Of A Wanted Man"
Dead City 223

Track Listing:
1. LET SLEEPING DOGS LIE
2. FIGHT VIOLENCE WITH VIOLENCE
3. BROKEN HEART
4. DON'T BOTHER ME WITH QUESTIONS
5. DON'T POINT YOUR FINGER AT ME
6. ON THE ROAD AGAIN
7. BIG BROTHER
8. SIX STORIES HIGH
9. LET'S WASTE SOME TIME
10. AIN'T NO NICE GUY
11. THINGS GO BY