Here's their first full-length. Sorry about the password, it was the only mediafire file I could find. I'll put up a new one when I find it. Band: A New Found Glory. One of the first releases by my favorite band ever. I'm not gonna lie, I laugh at this a lot. Jordan's vocals are pretty bad Friday, December 18, Continuance- Demo. Continuance has the former members of the melodic hardcore bands Means and Saints Never Surrender. It's not a shocker that they play the same genre too, but that doesn't take away from how awesome this demo is.
They just signed to Rise Records and are putting out their debut album in Keep your eyes on these guys. Thursday, December 17, Mankind- EP. Band: Mankind Album: EP myspace: www. Intro 2. Hollow 3. Alpha 4. Abaddon 5. Hinndenburg 7. Sludgy, fast, crust-influenced hardcore. Get it! Arrest Me 2. Broken Hearts Diease 3. Family Affair 4. Originally on the Petra tribute album "Never Say Dinosaur" 5. Janie Jones 6. Mountain Dew 7. No Action 8, Abolition Of Man - Point Of Recognition - Day Of Defeat (CD.
Scooby Doo, Where Are You 9. The Empire feat. Where Will We Go Seven 2. Bullet 3. Suffocate Faster 4. True Believer 5. Scars 6. Represent 7. Die to Remain 8. Walk Away 9. The Triumph Sunday, December 13, So, if you haven't heard of Advent by now, you need to go do yourself a favor and listen to them. The vocalist Joe Musten and the bassist Johnny Smrdel used to be in the now defunct melodic hardcore band Beloved.
Advent has two records, "Remove The Earth" and "Naked And Cold", out on SolidState, and they're probably the heaviest albums that've been put out by the label in years. Peep their new video for "Revival" shot on Nov. If you like hardcore, this is a record you have to pay attention to, as it is as strong today as it was when it dropped back in When I first heard this CD, I was blown away. It seems like so many people just call any screamo band or any band that has some high pitched "waaaaaa!!
I don't know about you, but I can't stand that stuff. Its too fake. This is the real deal. This is pummeling hardcore. Its harder than Hatebreed, harder than Throwdown, harder than Terror. I can't think of a band that even comes close to matching the heaviness of this band.
Many times, what makes or breaks a hardcore band are the vocals. The band could be awesome, but if the vocals are lame, nobody wants to listen to it. In a scene where whiny screams have been taking over, this cd is a breath of fresh air.
Oh my gosh I'm not kidding this band is so heavy it is just awesome. The singer Aaron seems to be reaching down into his gut with his fist. The vocals are so throaty and deep, as well as everything else This is the culmination of all the best elements that make hardcore great. It is one of the finest hardcore cd's I've ever heard. Don't give into bands that immediately want to appear on MTV and sell sell sell.
Stay true to the scene, support the underground. Support this band and buy one of the best hardcore cd's ever made. One person found this helpful. Thank you Jesus for Point Of Recognition. This is better than Hatebreed's new CD. It is more in your face, and it never let's up. Heavy breakdowns, pounding drums, and vocals that kick. Thick production makes it all sound brutal.
And the fast songs just ooze with pit madness. One of the best hardcore cd's nobody knows about. Get it - It won't leave your player for a long time. Franco's recognition eventually caught up with him, and he was promoted to brigadier general on 3 February This made him the youngest general in Spain, and perhaps, along with Major-General Joe Sweeney of the Irish Armyone of the youngest generals in Europe.
The municipal elections of 12 April were largely seen as plebiscite on the monarchy. The Republican-Socialist alliance failed to win the majority of the municipality cities in Spain, but had a landslide victory in all large cities and in almost all provincial capitals. Although Franco believed that the majority of the Spanish people still supported the crown, and although he regretted the end of the monarchy, he did not object, nor did he challenge the legitimacy of the republic.
In Decembera new reformist, liberal, and democratic constitution was declared. It included strong provisions enforcing a broad secularisation of the Catholic country, which included the abolishing of Catholic schools and charities, which many moderate committed Catholics opposed. Fearing the increasing popular opposition, the Radical and Socialist majority postponed the regular elections, therefore prolonging their way in power for two more years.
The conspiracy suggested that Jews, Freemasons, Communists, and other leftists alike sought the destruction of Christian Europe, with Spain the principal target. The same year, on 17 February he was given the military command of the Balearic Islands. The post was above his rank, but Franco was still angered that he was purposely stuck in positions he disliked.
It was quite common for conservative officers to be moved or demoted. In the Jesuits who were in charge of the best schools throughout the country were banned and had all their property confiscated. The army was further reduced.
Landowners were expropriated. Home rule was granted to Catalonia, with a local parliament and a president of its own. The elections held in October resulted in a centre-right majority. Despite receiving the most votes, CEDA was denied cabinet positions for nearly a year. The entrance of CEDA in the government, despite being normal in a parliamentary democracy, was not well accepted by the left.
The Socialists triggered an insurrection that they had been preparing for nine months. The issue was that the Left Republicans identified the Republic not with democracy or constitutional law but a specific set of left-wing policies and politicians.
Any deviation, even if democratic, was seen as treasonous. Despite an attempt at a general stoppage in Madridother strikes did not endure. This left Asturian strikers to fight alone. In several mining towns in Asturias, local unions gathered small arms and were determined to see the strike through. It began on the evening of 4 October, with the miners occupying several towns, attacking and seizing local Civil and Assault Guard barracks.
After two weeks of heavy fighting and a death toll estimated between 1, and 2,the rebellion was suppressed. The insurgency in Asturias sparked a new era of violent anti-Christian persecutions, initiated the practice of atrocities against the clergy,  and sharpened the antagonism between Left and Right.
With this rebellion against established political legitimate authority, the Socialists showed identical repudiation of representative institutional system that anarchists had practiced. The argument that Mr Gil Robles tried to destroy the Constitution to establish fascism was, at once, hypocritical and false. With the rebellion ofthe Spanish left lost even the shadow of moral authority to condemn the rebellion of Some time after these events, Franco was briefly commander-in-chief of the Army of Africa from 15 February onwardsand from 19 Mayon, Chief of the General Staff.
He then arbitrarily appointed an interim prime minister and after a short period announced the dissolution of parliament and new elections. Two wide coalitions formed: the Popular Front on the left, ranging from Republican Union to Communistsand the Frente Nacional on the right, ranging from the centre radicals to the conservative Carlists.
On 16 February the elections ended in a virtual draw, but in the evening leftist mobs started to interfere in the balloting and in the registration of votes distorting the results. Payne claims that the process was a major electoral fraud, with widespread violation of the laws and the constitution. At the same time PSOE's left-wing socialists became more radical. Francisco Largo Caballero declared that "the organized proletariat will carry everything before it and destroy everything until we reach our goal".
Even the staunch socialist Indalecio Prietoat a party rally in Cuenca in Maycomplained: "we have never seen so tragic a panorama or so great a collapse as in Spain at this moment. Abroad Spain is classified as insolvent. This is not the road to socialism or communism but to desperate anarchism without even the advantage of liberty". On 23 February Franco was sent to the Canary Islands to serve as the islands' military commander, an appointment perceived by him as a destierro banishment.
But Primo de Rivera refused to run alongside a military officer and Franco in particular and Franco himself ultimately desisted on 26 April, one day before the decision of the election authority. In JuneFranco was contacted and Abolition Of Man - Point Of Recognition - Day Of Defeat (CD secret meeting was held within La Esperanza forest on Tenerife to discuss starting a military coup.
Outwardly, Franco maintained an ambiguous attitude until nearly July. On 23 Junehe wrote to the head of the government, Casares Quirogaoffering to quell the discontent in the Spanish Republican Armybut received no reply. After various postponements, 18 July was fixed as the date of the uprising. The situation reached a point of no return and, as presented to Franco by Mola, the coup was unavoidable and he had to choose a side.
He decided to join the rebels and was given the task of commanding the Army of Africa. On 18 July, Franco published a manifesto  and left for Africa, where he arrived the next day to take command. A week later the rebels, who soon called themselves the Nationalistscontrolled a third of Spain; most naval units remained under control of the Republican loyalist forces, which left Franco isolated. The coup had failed in the attempt to bring a swift victory, but the Spanish Civil War had begun.
The revolt was remarkably devoid of any particular ideology. The Spanish Civil War began in July and officially ended with Franco's victory in Aprilleaving to dead. Despite the Non-Intervention Agreement of Augustthe war was marked by foreign intervention on behalf of both sides, leading to international repercussions. They were opposed by the Soviet Union and communists, socialists, and anarchists within Spain. This interpretation has not been accepted by most historians, [ who?
Among other things, they point to the political heterogeneity on both sides See Spanish Civil War: other factions and criticise a monolithic interpretation, which overlooks the local nuances of Spanish history. Following 18 July pronunciamientoFranco assumed the leadership of the 30, soldiers of the Spanish Army of Africa.
The first days of the insurgency were marked by a serious need to secure control over the Spanish Moroccan Protectorate. On one side, Franco had to win the support of the natives and their nominal authorities, and, on the other, had to ensure his control over the army.
His method was the summary execution of some senior officers loyal to the Republic one of them his own cousin. His loyal bodyguard was shot by Manuel Blanco. He requested help from Benito Mussoliniwho responded with an unconditional offer of arms and planes; in Germany Wilhelm Canaristhe head of the Abwehr military intelligence, persuaded Hitler to support the Nationalists. From 20 July onward Franco was able, with a small group of 22 mainly German Junkers Ju 52 aircraft, to initiate an air bridge to Sevillewhere his troops helped to ensure the rebel control of the city.
Through representatives, he started to negotiate with the United Kingdom, Germany, and Italy for more military support, and above all for more aircraft.
Negotiations were successful with the last two on 25 July and aircraft began to arrive in Tetouan on 2 August. On 5 August Franco was able to break the blockade with the newly arrived air support, successfully deploying a ship convoy with some 2, soldiers. On the Republican side, in July 26, just eight days after the revolt had started, an international communist conference was held at Prague to arrange plans to help the Republican Government. With the cargo came Soviet agents, technicians, instructors and propagandists.
The Communist International immediately started to organize the International Brigades with great care to conceal or minimize the communist character of the enterprise and to make it appear as a campaign on behalf of progressive democracy. All these planes had the Nationalist Spanish insignia painted on them, but were flown by Italian and German nationals. The backbone of Franco's aviation in those days was the Italian SM. This controversial decision gave the Popular Front time to strengthen its defenses in Madrid and hold the city that year, but with Soviet support.
The first load of arms and tanks arrived as early as 26 September and was secretly unloaded at night.
Advisers accompanied the armaments. Soviet officers were in effective charge of military operations on the Madrid front. Kennan believes that this operation was originally conducted in good faith with no other purpose than saving the Republic. Hitler's policy for Spain was shrewd and pragmatic. His instructions were clear: "A hundred per cent Franco's victory was not desirable from a German Point of view; rather were we interested in a continuance of the war and in the keeping up of the tension in the Mediterranean.
By February the Soviet Union's military help started to taper off, to be replaced by limited economic aid. A more likely motive was Stalin's instinct for self-preservation; the Spanish Civil War had aroused a spirit of heroism in support of freedom more in line with Trotskyism, and such ideas might be exported to the Soviet Union.
Further proof of this is that Modin stated that Stalin decided to attack the extreme Left, particularly Trotskyites and militants of the POUM before liquidating Franco. The defector Orlov, who worked for the NKVD in Spain, confirms that he was told by a Soviet general, whom Orlov did not want to name, that when Album) general returned to Moscow to seek further instructions, he was told that the Politburo had adopted a new line towards Spain.
Until then, the policy of the Politburo was to assist Republican Spain by supplying armaments, Soviet pilots, and tanks to bring about a speedy victory over Franco, but now the Politburo had revised its strategy.
Stalin had come to the conclusion that "it would be more advantageous to the Soviet Union if neither of the warring camps gained proponderant strength, and if the war in Spain dragged on as long as possible and thus tied up Hitler for a long time. In the nationalist zone, "political life ceased. From 24 July a coordinating junta was established, based at Burgos. Nominally led by Cabanellas, as the most senior general,  it initially included Mola, three other generals, and two colonels; Franco was later added in early August.
The desire to keep a place open for him prevented any other Falangist leader from emerging as a possible head of state. Franco's previous aloofness from politics meant that he had few active enemies in any of the factions that needed to be placated, and he had also cooperated in recent months with both Germany and Italy.
Franco personally guided military operations from this time until the end of the war. Franco himself was not a strategic genius but he was very effective at organisation, administration, logistics and diplomacy. As with his decision to relieve the garrison at Toledo, this approach has been subject of some debate: some of his decisions, such as in June when he preferred to head for Valencia instead of Cataloniaremain particularly controversial from a military viewpoint.
Valencia, Castellon and Alicante saw the last Republican troops defeated by Franco. Although both Germany and Italy provided military support to Franco, the degree of influence of both powers on his direction of the war seems to have been very limited.
Nevertheless, the Italian troops, despite not always being effectivewere present in most of the large operations in large numbers, while the German aircraft helped the Nationalist air force dominate the skies for most of the war.
Franco's direction of the German and Italian forces was limited, particularly in the direction of the Condor Legionbut he was by default their supreme commander, and they rarely made decisions on their own. For reasons of prestige it was decided to continue assisting Franco until the end of the war, and Italian and German troops paraded on the day of the final victory in Madrid. The Nationalist victory could be accounted for by various factors: . The Nazis were disappointed with Franco's resistance to installing fascism.
Historian James S. Corum states:. Unlike some other fascist movements, the Falangists had developed an official program inthe "Twenty-Seven Points". Five days later 24 April the raised-arm salute of the Falange was made the official salute of the Nationalist regime. This new political formation appeased the pro-German Falangists while tempering them with the anti-German Carlists.
Franco also appeased the Carlists by exploiting the Republicans' anti-clericalism in his propaganda, in particular concerning the " Martyrs of the war ". While the Republican forces presented the war as a struggle to defend the Republic against fascism, Franco depicted himself as the defender of "Catholic Spain" against "atheist communism".
By early only Madrid see History of Madrid and a few other areas remained under control of the government forces. On 28 Marchwith the help of pro-Franco forces inside the city the " fifth column " General Mola had mentioned in propaganda broadcasts inMadrid fell to the Nationalists.
The next day, Valenciawhich had held out under the guns of the Nationalists for close to two years, also surrendered. Victory was proclaimed on 1 Aprilwhen the last of the Republican forces surrendered. On the same day, Franco placed his sword upon the altar of a church and in a vow, promised that he would never again take up his sword unless Spain itself was threatened with invasion.
Although Germany had recognised the Franco Government, Franco's policy towards Germany was extremely cautious until spectacular German victories at the beginning of the Second World War. An early indication that Franco was going to keep his distance from Germany soon proved true.
Instead Goering had to return to Berlin. There are twenty-four million reasons why Spain will never for long be dominated by the forces or controlled by the advice of any foreign power.
During the Civil War and in the aftermath, a period known as the White Terror took place. This saw mass executions of Republican and other Nationalist enemies, standing in contrast to the war-time Red Terror.
Historical analysis and investigations estimate the number of executions by the Franco regime during this time to be betweenanddead. Stanley G.
Payne approximates 50, executions by the Republicans and at least 70, executions by the Nationalists during the civil war,    with the victory being followed by a further 30, executions by the Nationalists. According to Gabriel Jackson and Antony Beevorthe number of victims of the "White Terror" executions and hunger or illness in prisons only between and wasThe ' red terror ' had already killed 38, Despite the end of the war, guerrilla resistance to Franco, known as "the Maquis ", occurred in the Pyreneescarrying out sabotage and robberies against the Francoist regime.
Ina group of republican veterans from the French resistance invaded the Val d'Aran in northwest Cataloniabut were quickly defeated. The activities of the Maquis continued well into the s. The end of the war led to hundreds of thousands of exiles, mostly Abolition Of Man - Point Of Recognition - Day Of Defeat (CD France, but also to Mexico, Chile, Cuba, and the United States.
The 17, refugees housed in Gurs were divided into four categories: Brigadistspilots, Gudaris and ordinary "Spaniards".
The Gudaris Basques and the pilots easily found local backers and jobs, and were allowed to quit the camp, but the farmers and ordinary people, who could not find relations in France, were encouraged by the French government, in agreement with the Francoist government, to return to Spain. From there they were transferred to the Miranda de Ebro camp for "purification" according to the Law of Political Responsibilities.
Along with other "undesirables", they were sent to the Drancy internment camp before being deported to Nazi Germany. Franco's demands, including supplies of food and fuel, as well as Spanish control of Gibraltar and French North Africaproved too much for Hitler.
At the time Hitler did not want to risk damaging his relations with the new Vichy French government. An oft-cited remark attributed to Hitler is that the German leader said that he would rather have some of his own teeth extracted than to have to personally deal further with Franco.
He described Spain as part of the Axis in official documents [ citation needed ]while offering various kinds of support to Italy and Germany. He allowed Spanish soldiers to volunteer to fight in the German Army against the Soviet Union the Blue Divisionbut forbade Spaniards to fight in the West against the democracies.
Franco's common ground with Hitler was particularly weakened by Hitler's propagation of Nazi mysticism and his attempts to manipulate Christianitywhich went against Franco's fervent commitment to defending Catholicism. Some historians argue that Franco made demands he knew Hitler would not accede to, in order to stay out of the Album). Other historians argue that Franco, as the leader of a destroyed and bankrupt country in chaos following a brutal three-year civil war, simply had little to offer the Axis and that the Spanish armed forces were not ready for a major war.
It has also been suggested that Franco decided not to join the war after the resources he requested from Hitler in October were not forthcoming. According to some scholars, after the Fall of France in JuneSpain did adopt a pro-Axis stance for example, German and Italian ships and U-boats were allowed to use Spanish naval facilities before returning to a more neutral position in late when the tide of the war had turned decisively against the Axis Powers, and Italy had changed sides.
Franco was initially keen to join the war before the UK was defeated. In addition, declaring war on the UK and its allies would no doubt give them an opportunity to capture both the Canary Islands and Spanish Moroccoas well as possibly launch an invasion of mainland Spain itself. Spain depended on oil imports from the United States, which were almost certain to be cut off if Spain formally joined the Axis. Some historians have argued that Album) all of the Blue Division were true volunteers and that Franco expended relatively small but significant resources to aid the Axis powers' battle against the Soviet Union.
In addition Hitler felt Spain would be a burden as it would be dependent on Germany for help. By Vichy French forces were proving their effectiveness in North Africa, reducing the need for Spanish help, and Hitler was wary about opening up a new front on the western coast of Europe as he struggled to reinforce the Italians in Greece and Yugoslavia. Franco signed a revised Anti-Comintern Pact on 25 November Spain continued to import [ clarification needed ] war materials and trade wolfram with Germany until August when the Germans withdrew from the Spanish frontier.
Spanish neutrality during World War II was appreciated and publicly acknowledged by leading Allied statesmen. I must say that I shall always consider that a service was rendered Moreover, Spain did not intern any of the 1, American airmen who were forced to land in the country, but gave them shelter and helped them to leave. After the war, the Spanish government tried to destroy all evidence of its cooperation with the Axis. In documents were discovered showing that on 13 MayFranco ordered his provincial governors to compile a list of Jews while he negotiated an alliance with the Axis powers.
On 14 JuneSpanish forces in Morocco occupied Tangier a city under the rule of the League of Nations and did not leave until the war's end in Spain provided visas for thousands of French Jews to transit Spain en route to Portugal to escape the Nazis. At least some 20, to 30, Jews were allowed to pass through Spain in the first half of the War. Jews who were not allowed to enter Spain, however, were sent to the Miranda de Ebro concentration camp or deported to France.
In Januaryafter the German embassy in Spain told the Spanish government that it had two months to remove its Jewish citizens from Western Europe, Spain severely limited visas, and only Jews were allowed to enter the country. After the war, Franco exaggerated his contribution to helping to save Jews to end Spain's isolation, to improve Spain's image in the world.
After the war, Franco refused to recognize Israel as a legitimate state. The regime's propaganda claimed that there was an international conspiracy of Jews, Freemasons, and Communists against Spain. On 16 Decemberthe regime formally revoked the Edict of Expulsion against Spain's Jewish population. Freedom of religion would be completely established in Spain inwith the new Constitution of Spainthree years after Franco's death.
On paper, Franco had more power than any Spanish leader before or since. For the first four years after taking Madrid, he ruled almost exclusively by decree. The "Law of the Head of State," passed in August"permanently confided" all governing power to Franco; he was not required to even consult the cabinet for most legislation or decrees. He noted that while Hitler and Stalin maintained rubber-stamp parliaments, this was not the case in Spain in the early years after the war — a situation that nominally made Franco's regime "the most purely arbitrary in the world.
It was elected in accordance with corporatist principles, and had little real power. Notably, it had no control over government spending, and the government was not responsible to it; ministers were appointed and dismissed by Franco alone.
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