Every day the sun is shining on North Korea just as in Germany, but the North Korean people watch the sky from a military dictatorship that may be classified as the most restrictive political system of present times. Daily life includes pursuit, fear and censorship. The unacceptable situation of the North Korean people is criticized in a creative, extraordinary and even grotesque way by the band GULAG BEACH from Berlin/Germany. Inspired by Californian punk bands GULAG BEACH play midtempo punk rock with melodies that immediately catch you. Together with the fundraising project LINK (Liberty In North Korea) GULAG BEACH is actively engaged in helping North Korean Refugees that have been crossed the border to China by donating in order to enable their immigration to South Korea or the USA. The transfer fee for one person is 2500 US$. The band members of GULAG BEACH remain anonymous as there have already been restrictions towards critical artists by the North Korean Embassy in European countries.
||Here comes the sound of rebellion presented by the Old school HC-Punx from Berlin, Germany. After their first record dealing with North Korea, this release continues fighting for liberty in a sarcastic and ironic manner: apart from Kim Jong-Un’s repressive system, current topics are the favelas in South America, the authoritarian regime in Russia, the torture cases of the C.I.A. and Pol Pots regime of terror in Cambodia. Six melodic songs are hit by a rough sound and were recorded in Berlin’s legendary K.V.U. studios. The record is restricted to 500 copies and comes with individually colored vinyl.|
||MANIAC ATTACK REC. presents the debut album “North Korean Sun” by the old school hardcore/punk rock band GULAG BEACH from Berlin. On their conceptual album GULAG BEACH criticize the degrading situation of the North Korean people and the refugee policy of North Korea. Inspired by Californian punk bands GULAG BEACH play midtempo punk rock with melodies that immediately catch you. The image on the cover of the LP was drawn and provided by a North Korean artist. The record is limited to 300 pieces, numbered by hand, comes in blue vinyl and includes a poster and download-code. Check the album trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7PgMT0QiKo|
Kim HuPe - Voice
Kim NiLs - Drums
Kim MarCel - Guitar
Kim ThoMas – Bass Guitar