The ISD memorial 2008
took place on the 6th of September 2008. With over 600 people
The venue was a modified gymnasium, which provided a great
atmosphere and sound. Slowly, Ehre
und Stolz started to warm themselves up with some
drumming. Like usual, they played the good classics one could
expect from them and the music equipment was really great. The
crowd was still a bit quiet. But over time, they got more and
more into the music and contributed to a great atmosphere.
Right after Ehre und Stolz, it was
Oidoxie's turn. One could recognize this easily by
noticing some people gathering in front of the stage with
Streetfightingcrew-shirts. Oidoxie was a lot of fun as usual
and their new song called "Rechtsrockmafia" definitely rocks.
The comrades from Oidoxie also spread out an antifa flag on
the stage and set it on fire. The singer of Oidoxie then
requested a minute of silence for Ian Stuart. Afterwards, lots
of classic songs of the band were played and action in the
moshing pit was great. It's always nice to see the guys from
The third band up were No Remorse.
They played their usual classics starting with Smash the Reds.
Big J. fired up the crowd big time and even their legendary
bass player jumped up and down the stage! From songs like
Zigger Zigger to Deutschland, all the audience' favorites were
on the play list. No Remorse played on the stage for a good 45
minutes and sounded great like always!
A lot of people had left the venue to catch some fresh air
outside. But when the announcement came that
Sturm 18 was going to play,
the venue was full again within two minutes. The singer and
the band started with title 13 of their debut album "Infernalo",
which was followed by a transition where one could just hear
the words "Es marschiert der Sturm 18 unsere Fahnen werden
wieder wehen. (Sturm 18 is marching and our flags will wave
again)". Suddenly the moshing pit started to fill again.
Everybody who could sing, sang along and the mood reached its
Following was a set of several blasters from their old CD up
to the new CDs. The song "Alte Geschichte (old story)" was
performed in a different way. However, it had to be re-played
due to the desire of the audience, because it was perfectly
varied by starting slowly and becoming faster and faster all
the time. "Brauner Terrorist (brown terrorist)" was also
played twice and accompanied by the audience. Sadly, after
about one hour Sturm 18 was finished.
Next up was one of the first Blood & Honour English bands,
Razors Edge. It started with
an old-school moshing pit action in front of the stage and the
mood started to increase with every minute. Razors Edge played
a good set as usual, of course the anthem Whatever it Takes
didn't lack! To commemorate Ian Stuart the band played 5
Skrewdriver songs, Hail the New Dawn and Free my Land being 2
of them. Big J. and special guest, the singer of
Chingford Attack, joined Andy
on stage to sing the Skrewdriver songs together, which made
this Razors Edge gig a legendary one, as well as a perfect
tribute to Ian Stuart!
Now following was the surprise band. Those who know the band
knew what they could expect. Of course, they were excellent.
One knew their songs by heart. They played a great set and
created a very good atmosphere amongst the crowd who were
singing their songs along!
Last but absolutely not least were
Empire Falls from the USA. A real pity, as Empire
Falls played a fantastic set! Empire Falls play a mix of RAC
and usa-hardcore and they did it full of energy and power.
Their singer had a good voice and is a great front man. Their
guitar player has great skills and the bassist appearance
reminded a bit of Lemmy and played the bass fantastic! Great
drum parts completed it all! It was great to get to know the
guys from Empire Falls and their music and we certainly hope
Empire Falls will return to Europe to play another gig!
Over 600 attended this event to commemorate Ian Stuart. There
were no cops. Each of the announced bands played. The meeting
point was perfect and the venue wasn't far away. The sound
equipment was excellent. The merchandise stands were also
good. Security did a great job. A big thanks to them, the
bands and the Oidoxie crew!
Blood & Honour / Combat 18 - Whatever it