The story of Settle The Score started back in `99 when 3 friends wanted to start a new mayhem of a band. The guys had been part of the scene for years, due to their work with their label / distro Spill The Blood. The 1st release was a 3 track demo, which was released in Europe and in Japan. The response was amazing, all copies were sold out after a short time. The release was followed by lots of shows and festivals, where STS shared the stages with the likes of Ignite and Rykers, just to name a few. Turn the page, the next step was a split cd with the US bands Sworn Vengeance and NJ Bloodline, released in Europe through Berlin`s Madmob Records and in the US through On The Rise . In the meanwhile Filled With Hate Records released a split 7" with Sidekick, and STS played more and more shows like the Dour Festival and HC Superbowl . After a 3 ½ weeks tour through the states with NJ Bloodline their full lenght debut 'Royal Flash', again released through Madmob Records, dropped, which is sold out by now, too. Another 2 weeks of touring Europe folllowed, as well as 9 shows in Japan ( 3 sold out before they even landed ) with Everybody Gets Hurt. STS had become an institution in Europe`s hc scene by then! This led to STS signing to Alveran and entering the studio again with Cuny ( Mindtransplant studios, former producer of Blind Guardian ) to record 'Five Knuckle Philosophy'. But every story has some tragic moments left, taking losses means getting stronger. Longtime bandmates and friends Peter and Benjamin decided to leave STS. Some said that STS would never be as strong as they were again. But they failed !! Sven ( Spill The Blood Records ) and Devo ( former member of Alveran, ex-Nyari & Crowley's Passion ) filled the gap and gave STS unknown power and strenght. The chemistry between these 4 guys was amazing, it seemed like they were playing together for years from the first moment on. Today Settle The Score is still one of the most authentic, powerful and strongest bands the European HC scene has ever had to offer. With the new line up, new power and their neverending passion , they already played some awesome shows and a one week tour in France, rockin' the shit outta the crowds bodies, having fun & making friends. This is what HC should be all about, and this is the reason why people love STS. For being dedicated and real! These days they are writing and practising new material for the next full lenght - be prepared! Protect ya back, STS will break ya neck!!!
SETTLE THE SCORE - Royal flash [ RR05 - LP ]
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PRESSING INFO: 300 black - 100 red with black splattering - 100 clear / clear red half half
The vinyl color is not 100% identical as shown here on the examples.