Carrying on the tradition that it started in 2008, Norway's "anti"-label, Misantrof, has, for the third year, released its "anti"-Christmas compilation. Titled "Holy Fucking ANTIChristmas Volume III", the album takes an irreverent poke and what Christmas has become. This year's compilation contains 15 tracks, of varying genres, all loosely based on the various facets of Christmas, and which have either been newly written and recorded, or adapted, especially for album. Like all Misantrof releases the 15-track "Holy Fucking ANTIChristmas Volume III" is available for free download, together with cover art and information about the bands involved, at this location.
CARPATHIAN FOREST bassist Daniel Vrangsinn, who founded Misantrof in 2007, heads what he calls the "anti" label, which he set up as an alternative way for bands to release music. By making Misantrof entirely non-profit and allowing the bands to keep all the rights to their music and control all decisions regarding their releases, he has offered bands a viable alternative to the established labels, especially at time when few, if any, are willing to take risks with new bands.
Regarding the "ANTIChristmas" albums, Vrangsinn explains: "Christmas has now lost whatever religious significance it had to all but a small handful of people, and it has become an orgy of exploitation where everyone is encouraged to spend money they probably don't have. We just want to give everyone something for free, and hopefully at the same time make people sit back and realise that there are ways to have fun that do not require vast sums of money. All the bands featured have allowed us to use their music for free, even paying their own studio costs — it's a 55-minute reality check on Christmas, from 15 different artists, and made for pure enjoyment and cost-free self-indulgence."
The track listing is as follows:
* 26Z - "Santa Baby"
* A WASTE OF TALENT - "This Shallow World"
* AVVIST - "Unvelkommen"
* ELECTRONIC CHAOS - "We Eat So We Kill"
* PLAAG - "The Genius Of Christmas"
* IGNOTUS - "Existence Nihil"
* PAAL POTET - "Gjaer Faen I Jul'
* THE SMALL PENIS SYNDROMES - "Christmas Penis"
* VRANGSINN - "Your Average Jesus"
* ION VADER - "Resist The NWO"
* JESUS HITLER ONE MAN GANGBANG BAND - "Jesus Der Nacht Der Welt"
* GLOMB - "Nachten"
* RH - "Lamb Song II"
* PHOEBUSNEX - "Stolen"
* NIERTY - "Ballistic Angel" (previously unreleased bonus track)