Total Assault On The Culture – June 2021

Iron Man Records seeks to provide a cultural outpost for musicians, writers and travellers in the arts. An Embassy for the Imagine Nation committed to inspiring and promoting Independent creativity. The Record label seeks to encourage residents and travellers in the arts to gather, record and present their cultural insights and experiences. 118 Patrons support Iron Man Records. The record label works with 22 Artists, runs a number of Projects, and offers services from Legal Advice and Tour Management to a Recording Studio through Framework Studios. Iron Man Records has generated 43 releases and remains committed to producing new music and distributing it through independent networks. The News this month. Medium:…

Continue Reading

Police Bastard – Confined (Vinyl) distributed by Cargo Records

Confined by Police Bastard “Thought-provoking monologues and confrontational lyrics bring you on a cold, doom-laden journey of perpetual war, psychological mind control and disillusionment.” Only 500 copies pressed on Black Vinyl. A big thank you to all Iron Man Records Patrons who helped make this possible. Cover Art by Mark “skinny” Orton “CVLT Nation’s Top 6 Crust Albums: Police Bastard are pretty infamous at this stage, so no need for any introductions with band member links to Doom, Sore Throat, Cain, Rainbow Grave, Filthkick, Sensa Yuma etc. Their album ‘Confined’ sticks to their cynical view of the world mixed with innovative guitar textures and driving industrial intensity. Thought-provoking monologues and confrontational…

Continue Reading

Dead Wax Digbeth, 28 Adderley St, Digbeth, Birmingham, B9 4ED. New Birmingham venue and ‘vinyl bar’ opens

“. . . an optimistic mind-set finds dozens of possible solutions for every problem that the pessimist regards as incurable.” – Robert Anton Wilson, Cosmic Trigger I: Final Secret of the Illuminati - 45 Birmingham and Midlands artists and DJs launch Dead Wax Digbeth from Thursday 28th November - Venue will be home to a collection of 4000 records, operating an ‘all vinyl, all the time’ policy - Music fans invited to play the venue’s records or bring own vinyl to play at city’s newest music destination - Craft beers from Beavertown, Laine Brew Co. and local breweries on offer all year round Dead Wax Digbeth 28 Adderley St, Digbeth, Birmingham…

Continue Reading

Whoever controls the internet servers, controls the intellectual record of humankind

"He who controls the present, controls the past" - George Orwell. Whoever controls the internet servers, controls the intellectual record of humankind. And by controlling the intellectual record of humankind, you control our perceptions of who we are. When all music is digital, all independence will cease. Iron Man Records would like to release all new records on Vinyl and you can help make something happen. You are invited to become a Patron. "When All Music is Digital, All Independence ceases." Iron Man Records is an independent record label, that began in 1996. To release Vinyl at an affordable price, and maintain it's independence, Iron Man Records needs your help. Iron…

Continue Reading

Morus – Cialo Obce (CD) released 23rd January 2019 on Iron Man Records

"Amazing Record. Members of POST REGIMENT and fellow Warsaw punkers ANTIDOTUM, EDELWEISS PIRATEN, ATOMICO PATIBULO & EL BANDA" Morus - "Cialo Obce" CD Released 23rd January 2019 as a collaboration between MORUS, IRON MAN RECORDS and TRUJACA FALA. Catalogue Number: IMB6043. "Cialo Obce" translates to "foreign body" or "alien body" Morus started as a band around 2012 in Warsaw. The group went through several name changes and played a few gigs around Poland - mostly at squats or independent clubs/places. The band played some DIY festivals including 'ultra chaos punx picnic' in żelebsko and "outside fest" in Wojcieszów, both in 2016. Morus recorded their first demo in 2012, the second one in…

Continue Reading

Morus – Cialo Obce – Reviews

Morus - Cialo Obce Catalogue Number: IMB6040. Released 15th June 2018 as a collaboration between Morus and UNREST, RUIN NATION, IRON MAN RECORDS, LAST HOUR, TRUJACA FALA. "Cialo Obce" translates to "foreign body" or "alien body." MORUS – CIALO OBCE: Review from Maximum Rock 'n Roll Fanzine MORUS – CIALO OBCE: "Amazing Record. Members of POST REGIMENT and fellow Warsaw punkers ANTIDOTUM, EDELWEISS PIRATEN, ATOMICO PATIBULO & EL BANDA" MORUS – CIALO OBCE: “I’ve long had a love affair with Polish hardcore and punk and singular in that obsession has long been Post Regiment—so you can imagine how excited I was to discover that two members had formed a new band…

Continue Reading

Morus – Cialo Obce (Vinyl) released 15th June 2018 on Iron Man Records

"Cialo Obce" translates to "foreign body" or "alien body" Morus - Cialo Obce Catalogue Number: IMB6040 Released 15th June 2018 as a collaboration between Morus and UNREST, RUIN NATION, IRON MAN RECORDS, LAST HOUR, TRUJACA FALA. Morus started as a band around 2012 in Warsaw. The group went through several name changes and played a few gigs around poland - mostly at squats or independent clubs/places. The band played some DIY festivals inlcuding 'ultra chaos punx picnic' in żelebsko and "outside fest" in Wojcieszów, both in 2016. Morus recorded their first demo in 2012, the second one in 2016 - they can be still found on bandcamp. "We put our hearts in…

Continue Reading

Brassick – Appreciate Your Concern EP released on Iron Man Records 15th October 2017

IMB6038 Brassick - Appreciate Your Concern EP Released on Iron Man Records, 15th October 2017 Brassick are Nicola, Peter, Jay & George. Hailing from the West Midlands UK, Brassick have a fast growing following and reputation as one of the most exciting bands around. Playing a mash up sound of punk, metal and hardcore, they released their first EP “Broke & Restless” in 2013. This was followed two years later in 2015 with their self titled debut album. The band are proudly independent but have worked closely throughout their time with French Label Mass Prod who have helped establish them amongst the punk scene in France and further afield. Now in…

Continue Reading

This Week: Total Assault On The Culture

Bandcamp Work has started on uploading the Iron Man Records Catalogue on Bandcamp. To start with all releases will be available for £5 or you can Stream the releases and listen for free. All Releases are available on most of the download and streaming platforms already but for those of you who want an alternative to Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, Google, Youtube, Facebook and all the other main providers, Bandcamp seems good. Back In Five Years: Some people wonder what on earth I do for a living. Well, I earn money working as a Tour Manager. I spend all the money I earn trying to keep Iron Man Records going. Here's…

Continue Reading

Exodus + Lost Society + Police Bastard at The Asylum, Birmingham 25th February 2016 Tickets £17 adv

Exodus - The original architects of the thrash metal scene. The Asylum Venue, 38-42 Hampton Street, B19 3LS Birmingham, United Kingdom EXODUS have battled every kind of adversity over the past 30 years and used it all as fuel to stoke their ever-raging fire. Short-lived trends, line-up shifts, label conflicts, even the death of founding vocalist Paul Baloff couldn’t stop the beast. And through it all, guitarist and songwriter Gary Holt has persevered with misanthropic indignation, rolling with the punches, reassembling the broken pieces and working with the eccentric personalities surrounding him to create some of the most trenchant, fast-paced, and unrelenting music that influenced everyone from Pantera to Lamb of…

Continue Reading

Iron Man Records – a Birmingham based Independent Record Label

Iron Man Records is a Birmingham based independent record label, founded in 1996. The label has released recordings by: P.A.I.N, Police Bastard, John Sinclair, Nightingales, Steve Fly, TC Lethbridge, Dufus, Sensa Yuma, and Last Under The Sun, amongst others. “Music has no flag, no government, no police. Nobody owns it, nobody controls it. Music crosses all borders of geography, language, culture and belief. Music brings people together.....” - Reasons Why Iron Man Records is run by a Music Promoter and Tour Manager - Mark Badger and a Script writer and Lawyer with a music background - Kevan Tidy. Mark Badger founded Birmingham Music Network, in 2000.  Since 1994, Mark has organised…

Continue Reading

Steven James Pratt a.k.a Fly Agaric 23 (Steve Fly) Biography

Born April 15th 1976 in Wordsley, England, and grew up as a competitive swimmer into his teens when he came across Jazz music, speed Metal, hip-hop, drum and bass, and playing drums in a school band. This led to Steven developing his drumming and DJ skills over the next 20 years. Steve Fly’s first ‘live’ gig was drumming with ‘Surgery’ at Thorns School in 1991, and went on to play with local Stourbridge garage punk band ‘Indigo Jane’ at such venues as J.B’s Dudley, The ‘Source’, ‘The Mitre’ in Stourbridge, and support for Babylon Zoo and Fret Blanket in Kidderminster. In 1993 Steven briefly played with Kinver based band ‘Taxi’ and…

Continue Reading

Steven James Pratt a.k.a Fly Agaric 23 (Steve Fly) Biography

Born April 15th 1976 in Wordsley, England, and grew up as a competitive swimmer into his teens when he came across Jazz music, speed Metal, hip-hop, drum and bass, and playing drums in a school band. This led to Steven developing his drumming and DJ skills over the next 20 years. Steve Fly’s first ‘live’ gig was drumming with ‘Surgery’ at Thorns School in 1991, and went on to play with local Stourbridge garage punk band ‘Indigo Jane’ at such venues as J.B’s Dudley, The ‘Source’, ‘The Mitre’ in Stourbridge, and support for Babylon Zoo and Fret Blanket in Kidderminster. In 1993 Steven briefly played with Kinver based band ‘Taxi’ and…

Continue Reading