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The Story So Far

Instigate Records is a DIY punk label based in Malmö, Sweden.

The first official release was ECLIPSE the jehovah congress 10", but I took great great part in releasing a 7" with my old band, DESPITE. Contacting the pressing plant, layouting the sleeve, distributing and so on. I guess that's where it started.

After that it pretty much grew to become a great part of my life. The distro increased, from a few titles I carried around in a plastic bag on gigs, to godknowshowmany cases of LPs and whatnot.

Every release means something to me, may it be my own band, great friends, or just the best punkrock there is (this doesn't necessarily exclude the band beeing great friends..).

Doing this for quite a few years now, I've come to experience the pros and cons with running a DIY label;
You lose money. You lose time. People accuse you for charging too much money for your records. Pressing plants try to rip you off. You get stuck with tons of shit records no one cares about. And sooner or later, you lose hope. Still I keep on doing it - for the love of hardcore.

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Current playlist:

2008-12-14

CREEDENCE chronicle vol 1 CD
DEGENERICS generica LP
MASSHYSTERI vår del LP
HÅRDA TIDER vår sak EP
SEINFELD season 6 DVD


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Sista Sekunden
2006
12"
2008
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Hårda Tider
Gatan Kallar
LP
2010
Record Cover
Intensity / Antichrist
Split
7"
2003
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