The result of the joyful friction that arises when cocky ex-straightedgers meet high brow elitist punks!
HARABALL’s five members combine 50 years of experience playing hardcore. Bass player Vegard and guitarist William played in one of Norway’s most infamous straight edge bands, Tiebreak, until it exploded in a frenzy of fights and masculine love. Shortly after, William, drummer Daniel, guitarist Trond and lead singer Jon Eivind started the band Fairfuck, whose 7″ was the first release on danish Kick ‘n Punch records (Regulations, Amdi Petersens Armé). A lot of unfinished business still lurked when Fairfuck called it a day, and after 10 years of lobbying from William, HARABALL saw the light of day. When guitar-maestro and producer Trond got a minute off from his dayjob in serious rock bands like Euroboys and Mirror Lakes, all this culminated into “Sleep Tall”, released in april 2013.
HARABALL hail from Kongsberg, a small norwegian city but with a hardcore scene that is more including than most, with fewer fractions and less focus on political correctness. This can explain Haraball’s demotic, broad appeal.
In June 2014, Norwegian hardcore act Haraball hit back with the full length album Half Tux. The album is a carefully balanced combination of discipline and savagery with one goal; making human bodies bounce off the walls and stack themselves in a massive pile-on.
All of HARABALL’s releases carry artwork by the Norwegian artist Esra Røise.
2014 Half Tux LP/MC
2013 Sleep Tall CD/LP
2012 Frowns vs. Downs 7″
2012 The Rope 7″