BETONG HYSTERIA

BETONG HYSTERIA – Spontan Abort (Mind Expanding mes 04) ’83

Great early 7″ from Norway. BETONG HYSTERIA (concrete hysteria) were supposedly one of that countries first hardcore bands. They released this 7″ and had a live song on the “song of Norway” cassette compilation before disbanding. Members went on to be in other punk/hardcore bands from Norway such as SISTE DAGERS HELLIGE and KAARE & PARTIET
Distorto, mid-tempo songs complete with bad-ass, wailing guitar solos and some seriously gruff vocals make this 7″ a true classic. This ep has been bootlegged several times and I believe it had and official re-release just recently.

Tracks
Snuten kommer
Du er et leddi
Det er bare logn
Mitt eget liv
Sipoene ser deg

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22 thoughts on “BETONG HYSTERIA

  1. Not my kind of stuff, but it seems and sounds like a classic from early 80’s in Norway. The only band I can remember from there is FATHER WAR, if I’m not mystaken. Does anybody know about them?

  2. Do you mean Fader War? I’m a dumb American so for all I know Father War might be the English translation. Anyway, the Fader War tracks on the “Ingenting For Norge” comp LP are seriously ahead of their time. The guitar almost sounds like Disclose! A while ago I asked on the Profane Existence board if anyone knew their current whereabouts, cause I was interested in re-issuing those comp LP tracks on a 7″. Still kinda am, but I don’t have much money right now. If someone wants to go in on it with me, then we’ll see…

  3. As I said I was not sure about the band’s name, but considering what you’ve described, no doubt it’s the FADER WAR you mentioned.
    I’ve just got three tracks in a comp. tape released by and old zine here from S. Paulo/Brazil around ’83 (probably taken from the comp. you said). Unfortunately I don’t have neither the tape anymore, but the songs remain in my mind. Great stuff anyway.
    Thanks for your reply!!!

  4. wedge, thanks for the fader war link, you beat me to it……..ESSENTIAL STUFF!!!

    chaosnon……Funny you mention DISCLOSE cuz Kawakami sez the fader war stuff is in his 5 fave d-beat records of all time.

  5. Hey thanks! I’ve been looking for this EP since ages (I heard of B.H. on a compilation called Anarki og Kaos) and never managed to find it anywhere!!

    Snuten Kommer is one of the best anti-cop songs ever together with “Polizia” by Impact (a great band from Italy).

    Just one thing: the record has been converted a little bit too loud and the sound gets quite distorted…yeah right…but…you know what i mean. ; )

    Are you goin to post more Norwegian bands?
    Things like Kaare Og Partiet, Oslo Børs, Front Page and Norske Gutter….

    Keep up with your amazing work!

  6. Thanks for posting those Fader War links, I’ve had poor quality copies of them for a while, but these are much better. The drumming on those tracks is so sick and out of control.

  7. this is one of the most intense records i´ve ever heard! not so fast, but the anger that shines through… i think norwegian hc is greatly underrated, which is a pity, because it beats most of the swedish and finnish stuff easily! some more words of gratitude to you wedge for the fader war link! heard only one song on some tape comp. a friend of mine has, but i remember it to be some really kickass stuff! does anyone plan to post some more treasures from norway?? what about making a norwegian section?

  8. I will try to put out some norwegian rarities as soon as I have figured out how…there were many good bands,but not to many releases on vinyl ,I will try to put akutt 80 7″ here,its very rare since they put most of the pressings on fire at their last consert.Oslo børs put out two good records,liliedugg from trondheim should definetely be here same goes for the sjølmord 7″.there where quite many punk bands here from already 76; belsenboys,tomsingan,kjøtt,impotentz,pigs,hjertesvikt A/S(also put out 7″),kjærnefamilien,hærverk,feber ,dead swingers,tmb,depress,stengte dører,seppo goes to holocaust,fjerned haarwekst etc etc…I will release a comp tape(!) with much rarities for those interested.

  9. More norwegian punk and H.C
    Check out “Hurra for norge” -norwegian punk-rock 1979-86 – vol.1 and vol.2 out now! volume 3 out in may.
    Out now!
    v/a – LOV OG ORDEN? CD
    18 track with 10 bands from the norwegian punk og hard-core scene in 1986-87.
    BARN AV REGNBUEN, SO MUCH HATE, BRENT FLAGG, OVERLAGT DRAP, FLINK BISK, UTENDØRS KLAUSTROPHOBI, KAFKA PROSESS, ANGOR WAT, TVANG, HIMALAYA DESPERADOS.

    http://www.hitmerecords.com

  10. BETONG HYSTERIA shall have a re-union consert may 23 in Oslo, 25 year after they splitt up. Their Ep “Spontan Abort” + the track from the compilation “Framtia er nå” LP will be re-release on hit me! records in may. http://www.hitmerecords.com

    MORE PUNK AND H.C FROM NORWAY.
    Check out:
    HURRA FOR NORGE – norwegian punk-rock from 1979-86 vol.1 and vol.2.
    including: BETONG HYSTERIA, OSLO BEURS, FEBER, K- ANFALL, Z-OFF, BARN AV REGNBUEN, PINK DIRT, BANNLYST, SVARTE FAEN, SLIPS, KAOS, REITGJERDET, WANNSKRÆKK, DATAKLUSS, SVARTEDAUEN, OPPSLUTNING, EASTER BUNNIES, HÆRVERK, Ø.B.K, DE SJENERTE, MITTI SKRITTI, BELSEN BOYS, STROYERS, OVERDOSE + much more. Much stuff are never be released befor.

    v/a – LOV OG ORDEN? CD
    18 track with 10 bands from the norwegian punk og hard-core scene in 1986-87.
    BARN AV REGNBUEN, SO MUCH HATE, BRENT FLAGG, OVERLAGT DRAP, FLINK BISK, UTENDØRS KLAUSTROPHOBI, KAFKA PROSESS, ANGOR WAT, TVANG, HIMALAYA DESPERADOS.
    http://www.hitmerecords.com

    1. Hi Simen!
      The Fader war songs from “Ingenting for Norge” was released as a (boot?) ep some time ago. I have 2 ex of it if your`e interrested!? (limited to 250 ex, i think)

        1. Thank´s for all the nice words about Fader War.
          I am happy to tell that I,the guitar player of Fader War,Is now working on digitizing,compliling and mastering the material for a CD which will include the tracks from “Ingenting For Norge”,some rare live tracks,and all the original text and pictures from the innlay,+ some bonus material.
          The CD will be limited to 500 copies,so for those interested,please send an e-mail with your preorder.Everything is cleared with the bass Player and drummer.The vocalist is sadly no longer among us on this planet.

          Regards

          Franka

  11. Thank´s for all the nice words about Fader War.
    I am happy to tell that I,the guitar player of Fader War,Is now working on digitizing,compliling and mastering the material for a CD which will include the tracks from “Ingenting For Norge”,some rare live tracks,and all the original text and pictures from the innlay,+ some bonus material.
    The CD will be limited to 500 copies,so for those interested,please send an e-mail with your preorder.
    Regards

    Franka

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