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coma-harsh-splitBelgian punks’ Coma Commander‘s are releasing a full split 7″ with Harsh Realms from the Netherlands. The split will be out on a 7″ black + red vinyl via Lost Youth Records and Shield Recordings.

The EP has two release dates. On 26th of April the guys are hitting Harsh Realms’ home town Breda in The Netherlands. The Belgium release date is set for the 20th of May when the bands play Rockselaar festival.

Opening with the Dutch band’s Modern Sinners a melodic punk track with some great riffs supporting some angry vocal delivery. It’s a fine song that literally bounces along with a purpose. They follow it up with Striking Distance, another song full of hooks and melody with a hint of Frank Turner and his band in song structure and vocals.

Harsh Realm’s third and final contribution to the five track EP is In State Of Emergency which opens with a spoken word clip from a movie and develops quickly into a slow/fast/slow/fast approach to produce a chunky punk rock effort.

Coma Commander commit two tracks to the split with The Untold Story Of The Kid In The Back (great title that!) launching with a simple but effective guitar lick and then a chorus of vocals pounding along to a great beat. The song develops into a structure reminiscent of the ‘Fat’ bands – melody, chanted vocals and no lack of power combine to create a great song!

The Belgians close it out with The Great Stuffed Buffalo, where the bass intro is joined by some strummed chords and another guitar lick that had me in Stiff Little Fingers land and seriously looking forward to future releases.

Coma Commander have already started working on their debut full length (out early 2018) and they have been invited to play This Is My Fest in Paris, France (which will be accompanied by a short French weekender with UK punks Hot Mass).

Shows so far:
26/04 – Claiming the crown, Breda (NL)
20/05 – ROCKSELAAR festival (BE)
02/06 – De June, Izegem (BE) *
03/06 – This is my fest, Paris (FR) *
04/06 – Canadian Café, Tours (FR) *
26/06 – Kavka, Antwerp w/ The Smith Street Band & The Bennies (BE)

* /w Hot Mass (UK)