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tons of gigs!

Wow! This year is Wreck year! tons of gigs:

27.05.2016 –  Biel (CH), AKW with Temple Steps and the Wiring

28.05.2016 – Freiburg, KTS with Temple Steps and the Wiring

29.05.2016 – Landau, Fatal with Temple Steps and the Wiring

09.07.2016 – Kruchten, La téte du coq Festival with tba

02.09.2016 – München, Cafe Marat with KER and tba

03.09.2016 – Wangen, Juz Tonne with KER and tba

October – England?

Tapes have arrived!

Alright! Here’s the link to our split tape with the Temple Steps. We have 75 yellow tapes, the Temple Steps have 75 black ones and Vetala Productions has 50 green ones.

Then there’s our weekender at the end of May – there’s still one day that we can play your living room or whatever. So please, if you know someone or want to do it yourself: wreckdoom[at]

27.05. – tba (need help!)
28.05. – Freiburg, KTS mit Temple Steps und the Wiring
29.05. – Landau, Fatal mit Temple Steps und the Wiring

also hot:
22.04. – Mannheim, Mowhawk mit OVO…/temple-steps-wreck-split




gig update:

22.04. – Mannheim, Mowhawk with OVO

27.05. – tba (please help) with Temple Steps and the Wiring

28.05. – Freiburg, KTS with Temple Steps and the Wiring

29.05. – Landau, Fatal with Temple Steps and the Wiring

more to be announced

Review of our split tape!


A new tape release from the admirable Vetala Productions, pitting two bands fresh from attention grabbing demos last year – Lincoln’s finest two piece against Wreck from Germany in a battle to the bottom of the well of doom desperation. I’ll get my disclaimer in now – Temple Steps are half populated by my ninehertz partner in crime Mike, so take in my wisdom below with that in mind. A word too on the artwork – an appropriate visual created by a member of Wreck, which will adorn the green, yellow or black cassettes within.

Temple Steps have regressed from the already desolate misery of their demo tape, this practically an audio suicide pact. The stark lethargy makes even the next note feel like an event, one that expands all energy simply to reveal, so encumbered in its own filth, forsaken doom for the oppressed. They occasionally threaten to string together some attempt at momentum, particularly on Cursed and Set Below, sluggish head nods breaking the trance, but such free-flowing indulgence is only tolerated transiently. The steady despondency holds a strange transfixion, holds you in a catatonic state that, the sheer heaviness aside, is hard to explain, especially as to why you’d go back to it again and again, as I find myself succumbing to repeat listens.

It is only against the flip side of this cassette that Wreck could be considered a light relief, but just the minuscular lessening of doom burden on the guitar sound alone does just that. Yet their own unearthly depravity doesn’t take long to set in, the vocals strained and painful as if beseeching toward some benevolent presence to end an unseen suffering. There’s a basicness to the repeating riff on On the Gallows that lends it a spotty 80’s death metal feel that is oddly heartening, while Unleash the Drones staggers across wastelands of deathly vocals, doom paced riffs, brief moments of light shadowed by screech and cymbal clash.

This is a miserable, decayed pairing of downtrodden outlooks. Yet the dispiriting doom and metal framework in which they are ripened perversely only invites you to revel in the perspective.

Tapes/ Weekender in May

We’ve made a split-tape with the mighty Temple Steps from Lincoln/ England! We’re still waiting for the physical copies, but here it’s all online already:


Well, now we’re looking for gigs with these guys and The Wiring. We’d be happy, if anyone could help! These are the dates:

27.05. – please help

28.05. – please help

29.05. – Landau, Fatal

If you’re interested write an email to wreckdoom(at) or check our facebook page