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ASSERT -latest update 13th JULY 2002
Assertive gif ASSERT - Assert are a welcome shot of CRO-MAGS/DISCHARGE flavoured old school hardcore reality, they have lyrics that are actually worth bothering with, they're far less obvious that they may seem at first glance - frontman Brit is your genuine punk rock diamond in the dust, coming in with militant left wing socialist set of views, these days he does his talking via his band
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"Shout it from the heart, the future is a cert" - Telford's Assert are almost unique in these fashion polluted punk rock days  - a REAL Hardcore band who do actually have something to say, they're a throw back to real days of the movement, to bands like Discharge and Conflict and mostly to those life-changing voices of Crass - to when hardcore bands did a little more than shout the same old empty clichés about "supporting the scene" and "keeping it real" whilst checking they have the right designer labels shoes and American t-shirts on.....  Assert are a welcome shot of reality, they have lyrics that are actually worth bothering with, they're far less obvious that they may seem at first glance - frontman Brit is your genuine punk rock diamond in the dust, coming in with militant left wing socialist set of views, these days he does his talking via his band, that's not always been the case, this is a man who really does know how to "keep it real". What do Assert sound like? A hint of early Suicidal mixed in with some Discharge, a slice of early Motorhead, some Crass, Ripcord, a bit of Cro-Mags - there's a whole mixture of things thrown in to the Assert sound.... it's a raw tasty aggressive gritty sound. Assert's debut album "More Than A Witness" is out now on that fine fine label Household Name, as was the previous Assert 7"ep "Four Fingers And A Thumb" previous to that the band released the "Assert Yourself EP" on their own Hideous Eye label - Right now I hear they're putting together a compilation of Midlands UK punk/hardcore outfits and collaborating with Barny from Napalm Death....  Assert can also be found contributing four tracks to the Organ Radio Two compilation album..... They also have this tendency to play their gigs butt naked, don't say you weren't warned.

we wrote the above piece in February 2000, Where are they today? Probably in the back of a festering trasit van in the middle of Europe - this band never stop - ASSERT'S SECOND ALBUM FOR HOUSEHOLD NAME - came out in 2001, it's called LEFT OPPOSITION, they've followed it with an even better third album and various self financed singles on  thier own Hideous Eye label 

- they remain one of the very few REAL COMMITED Questioning hardcore punk rock bands who actually stand for something more than the pose - AND FOR THAT WE THANK THEM. It was a pleasure to release an early taste in theformof the four tracks on the ORGAN RADIO TWO compilation CD 
 

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RELEASES ON ORG RECORDS
organ031    ORGAN RADIO 2 compilation CD featuring four Assert tracks - 
THE FUTURE IS ASSERT?
COMFORT THE AFFLICTED
CONFESSION
SHOULD HAVE LISTENED
The CD also featured tracks from CYNICAL SMILE, FLS, APPLECORE, DBH and MEDULLA NOCTE...
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