Guitar: Olle Mossberg - Guitar / Vocals
Bass: Philip Nordling - Bass / Vocals
Drums: Andy Dazzler
Genre: Melodic Hardcore
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Brief Bio:- Rebuke
Rebuke is a melodic punk / hardcore band from Gothenburg, Sweden that has been around since 2003. Their brand of music has it’s roots in the mid 90s californian punk rock scene, but is blended with a bit of hardcore and a few slices of metal riffs, to form a distinct sound.
Lyrically they cover everything from politics to personal topics, always in a sophisticated manner to fit the music like a glove. After being a trio for a long time the band got a new drummer and a second guitarist in early 2008. Over the years they’ve put out an array of DIY releases, but the latest album “Wouldworks”, really stands out as a new top watermark for the band, both performance and sound wise. In 2009 they did one tour of Europe and one to the UK which dramatically has improved their playing skills. In 2010 they signed with Kickass Records in Belgium and Disconnect Disconnect Records in the UK.
Refusing to slow down, or give up over the fact that their music might not be what the radio wants to play, labels want to sign, or even what the kids of today listens to on Myspace while dyeing their hair, Rebuke continues to rage on with their speedy drumming, catchy hooks and heavy riffs. See you in the pit!
Back in the beginning of the 00's Pete and I met for the first time. We realized we shared a passion for the same type of punk rock. A passion that none of our earlier friends had shared with us. I told Pete I knew a guy from my elementary school that played drums and was into hardcore and that the three of us ought to start a band. Said and done.
We started rehearsing in April of 2003 playing covers from bands we shared a liking for. Soon we started writing our own material and at the end of that same year we recorded our first demo followed by our first show in may of 2004.
As the years went by we put out a few more releases by ourselves but we didn't play a lot of shows. The reason why is somewhat unclear but I guess we were simply unexperienced and didn't really know how to get shows. Especially playing a type of music that noone was listening to!
In 2007, after releasing our first full length album Outside of Calamity, Eric left the band. He said he didn't believe in the music we were playing, but since me and Pete did, we decided not to break up. Finding a new drummer was however no easy task. Determined to go on we recorded our self titled EP, with programmed drums, in 2008 and soon after Sam joined as our second guitarist.
We found a guy called Markus from Piteå that we convinced to go with us to play the drums. After driving across half of Europe to play a total of six shows, losing shitloads of money, we knew for sure that we wanted to tour even more! We followed up with a tour of the UK in late 2009, getting our first label-released album in 2010 followed by another tour of Europe. All of this with a different drummer each time! Andy Dazzler is however marked as our official one at the moment since he played the last tour.
Rebuke is now more active than ever, writing new material and planning new tours!