The Martens Army, as they knew, loved and hated, will probably never be the same again after the death of their drummer Fabi. Not only does this leave a musically very difficult gap to fill, but it also had great repercussions in terms of plans already made, not to mention the emotional setback that hit everyone in the band personally.
But still, it has to go on somehow, because life continues to write stories that have to be told and processed.
For this reason, the English-language music project between Fabi and Stöbi called "Skinhead Pride" came to the fore for reasons of inheritance alone.
For more than 8 years now, the songs and lyrics have been fine-tuned, which finally found their conclusion and culminate today in the first part of the record series "Martens Army Skinhead Crew – A Skinhead ́s pride".
Stöbi has gathered his best men around him to achieve a playful and vocally high-quality result.
With talented musicians such as Tim Steinfort (vocals), Karsten Fiebig (guitar) and Rick Groenewegen (bass), the crème de le crème of the German and international Oi! scene and present a sound that is unparalleled in today's scene.
Every single song is well thought-out, magnificently set to music and underlaid with goosebumps, so that you could not complain in any way about any failures.
The songs range from fast melodic anthems like "Skinhead Rock ́n ́Roll" to rather untypical but still grandiose rock a la ACDC ("My throat is calling for beer") to rather quiet numbers like "Phoenix rising", which can bring tears to the eyes of even the toughest guy.
Nevertheless, one remains lyrically sovereign and unreservedly true to his skinhead roots.
This rather special record series of the Martens Army will comprise a total of 2 albums in the future, which will be released exclusively in English. For all-rounder Stöbi, however, this does not mean that he is not already working on new German-language material, focusing on his Martens Army early days and probably playing all instruments alone if necessary.
So it remains exciting with the boys...
... but NOW it's time for "A Skinhead's Pride Part 1"!!! (KB Records)
50x black (Gone)
350x red/black marbled
A1 Skinhead Rock ́n ́Roll A2 Music is our weapon A3 Friend & brother
A4 Another night
A6 My throat is calling for beer
B1 We ́re leaving last
B2 Hello my dear
B3 Lost generation
B4 Born to be proud
B5 Phoenix rising
B6 Wonderful days (Badlands cover)
Martens Army - A Skinhead's Pride Part 1 12" LP lim. 500, in stock next week 9th December
- Product Code: 12" vinyl record
- Availability: In Stock