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ANGSTGEGNER is the brainchild of Martijn Konings (ex-Otis, The Unborn, Schelles). In the year two thousand and thirteen he enters the legendary Studio 195 all by himself to record a bunch of instrumentals in the vein of Circle Jerks and Black Flag - hardcore punk in its most elementary form. The modus operandi of ANGSTGEGNER is best described as short but sweet. Restless songs stripped to the core, landing like a slingshot hit from an unexpected angle.

His experiment turns out way to good to be shelved, so Mario van Meer (also ex-Otis etcetera) is called in to scream the recording to the next level. The first fruits of this collaboration appear on a split 7” with enfant terribles Tarantino through Black Death Records. In the years that follow, blood once again turns out to be thicker than water. While the band plays shows all over The Netherlands and four other countries, shares stages with OFF!, Poison Idea, Iron Reagan, No Turning Back and The Freeze, and plays festivals like Incubate, Breda Barst and Crossbone Fest, the duo steadily works on enough material to fill their self-titled debut album.

On the 8th of July 2016, "Angstgegner" sees the light of day through Black Death Records. Distribution will be taken care of by longtime Dutch label Shield Recordings. The album marks the beginning of the next level for what started out as an experiment. The try-out as a solo studio artist got completely out of hand. Looking back at it all, this was exactly what was supposed to happen.

On stage ANGSTGEGNER is completed by Jean Morreau (NRA, ex-Human Alert) on bass
and Ruud van Esch (ex-Fehler, ex-Razorblade) on drums.

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