Half Price

April 24th, 2016

Half Price is a Cape Town, South Africa based party punk rock band made up of Homo Pete, The DFG, Emo Mawk and Kyle The Machine. They claim to be 90% politically incorrect and 10% politically incompetent. Since its inception in Cape Town in 2001, Half Price has caused havoc in South African music circles. Often described as “the best punk band you’ve never seen”, their unique style of punk rock has been accumulating followers and detractors in equal amounts. They’ve been banned from venues and had their applications to festivals burned and yet, like a truck careening out of […]


November 10th, 2012

   TARAKANY! Tarakany! (Cockroaches!) is one of the most well known and longest running punk-rock bands in Russia, no small feat in the largest country in the world where western influenced music, media and fashion were outlawed up until just 2 years prior to the band’s formation in 1991. Like Russia, this popular Moscow band has gone through some changes, but Tarakany! has stayed true to their roots, performing energetic punk and rock’n’ roll in the tradition of legendary bands like The Ramones, Social Distortion, Rancid, Motorhead and Bad Religion. Tarakany’s lyrics run the gamut from political themes such as […]

Normandie Blue

March 11th, 2012

The Story So Far… Punk Outlaw Records is proud to present Normandie Blue, a Punk band that plays melodic, haunting material with lyrics so personal that  you may find yourself looking over your shoulder wondering how this Los Angeles based band could possibly know your most private thoughts. Normandie Blue was founded by Mexican-American musician, Alex Blue who began writing and playing music at the ripe old age of 12. By the age of 15 he fled his family’s home to begin his pursuit of a music career. This often solitary existence both galvanized and softened Alex as he soaked […]


March 6th, 2012

UPS! (Stand Against the System) Out of the ashes of war and in the aftermath of state fueled hate, rises UPS!, a hardcore, punk rock band from Petrovac na Mlavi, Serbia (the former Republic of Yugoslavia). “UPS!” is an abbreviation for “Ustani Protiv Sistema” which translated means “Stand Against the System”. No stranger to the atrocities of war during the last century, Petrovac na Mlavi can now boast having the distinction of spawning the first Serbian punk band ever signed to a U.S. record label. UPS! formed in late 2006 but creating a punk band is never easy and it’s […]

Punktology Vol. 1

January 8th, 2012

PUNK OUTLAW RECORDS’ COMPILATION “FREE CUBA NOW!” ON I-TUNES – Punk Musicians from Latin America & Caribbean Join Label’s Protest of Treatment of Cuban Punks – Los Angeles, CA –December 8th, 2011 – Punk Outlaw® Records announced the release of their first compilation collection, Punktology Volume 1 – Free Cuba Now!  The compilation features independent punk and hardcore music from Latin America and the Caribbean and is available on a variety of platforms including i-Tunes, Amazon Music, CD Baby and other digital music retailers. The collection strives to showcase a variety of punk music from Latin America and the Caribbean […]

Rudos Wild

January 8th, 2012

Rudos Wild (Rough & Wild) is a raucous, in your face punk and punkabilly band from Montevideo, Uruguay. Rudos Wild has been performing their brand of punkabilly and psychobilly influenced punk rock since the bands’ formation in early 2003 by founding member Claudio “Peyo” Barrios (guitar and vocals). Peyo (pronounced Petcho) later recruited Camilo Falco (guitar), Leo “Evil 666” (bass, vocals) and Sancho “Pig Horse” (drums) to form the current lineup. Rudos Wild has always performed straight up classic punk rock that is heavily influenced by rockabilly, psychobilly and artists such as Social Distortion, The Misfits, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, […]

Los Suziox

December 27th, 2011

Los Suziox (The Dirty) is a uniquely talented punk band hailing from the hilly streets of the working class barrios of Medellin, Colombia.  Los Suziox (LSZX) is the epitome of Do It Yourself (DIY) punk, having independently recorded several tracks and self managed an extensive touring schedule, despite lacking resources that many North American musicians take for granted. Make no mistake. LSZX is not just another hard working and popular Latin rock band. This quartet of musicians are first rate artists, with a large repertoire of songs that has garnered them legions of loyal fans in their native Colombia and […]


January 17th, 2011

Warning! the following information could cause you to change your opinion of Guatemala and punk music forever. Hailing from Guatemala City, Guatemala or Guate as it’s commonly called among the locals, Warning is a longstanding and legendary band helping to hold the small, but tight knit punk scene together. Guate is a city where it’s not recommended to go strolling around alone at night in downtown, so if you travel there, you might want to do like I did, and either stick to the tourist area of Zona Rosa or take some company like the guys from Warning who took […]


January 17th, 2011

In this crowded room you call your life, there’s no room left for you. Anti-Everything is a hardcore punk rock group hailing from the West Indian republic of Trinidad & Tobago. Being removed from the de facto musical mainstream gives them an exclusive vantage point as new perspectives are continually embraced due to its unique global position, while simultaneously carrying listeners deep into the abysmal experience of westernised societal strife from an outsider’s point of view.  Trinidad & Tobago has long been regarded as a failed capitalist state by many; Anti-Everything  gives no quarter when expounding on this. Their sophomore […]

El Terrible Y Los Mongoloides

January 17th, 2011

Lima Peru has such legendary punk history there are 3 separate and distinct waves dating all the way back before their even was a genre called punk. Yes, we’re serious. The first wave began in the late 1960s with Los Saicos, who some say pioneered the punk sound before even the Ramones or Sex Pistols. (For more info on this fascinating subject, check our article on the subject HERE). The 2nd and larger wave occurred in the 1980s with bands like Voz Propia, Luzemia and Narcosis propelling the punk scene forward. Then there is the 3rd wave. Today’s wave of […]


January 17th, 2011

DMTR is a punk band from Quito, Ecuador, a place well known for it’s hardcore and heavy metal and less for the type of melodic punk that DMTR cranks out. Yet, DMTR, which take their name from Demeter, the Georgian Greek Goddess of fertility and nature, takes their homegrown style of punk very seriously. In addition to a crazy fast beat that’s impossible not to move to, wrecking pit or not, their songs feature powerful lyrics that cover a wide range of social issues, like corruption, war and abuse of power; themes that have unfortunately plagued Ecuador since the Spaniards arrived […]


January 17th, 2011

Lokekeda has been rocking their hometown of Medellin, Colombia for years. More specifically, Lokekeda, which roughly translated means a “mixture of leftover food”, has been proudly helping to represent the punk scene in their barrio of Envigado in the southern part of the city. While Envigado is not as hardscrabble or notorious as the northern neighborhoods in Medellin where most punk bands hail from, it is after all, still Colombia, which means that some damn good punk music comes out of that place. Lokekeda is proudly following in the footsteps of fellow Medellin punk and hardcore bands like I.R.A., Los […]