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fredag 24 januari 2014

Klase Dirigente - 100% Poder Latino Oi! 7'' (2009)

Tracklist:
01. Fuerza Nacional
02. Jovenes Skinheads
03. Homicidio En Primer Grado
04. Viejo Amigo

Released by Shout Proud Records in 2009.

Update 29th Januari: Some corrections to the bandinfo that a member posted (sorry for not posting it sooner, been busy:) " Klase Dirigente was stablished in 1997 by Wilson A and Nestor R. Both members and founders of what is known today as Batallon 49. Wilson was and still is the vocals and Nestor was in charge of drums, bass and guitar. We started as a band for b49 members only ( studio band ). We published 100% poder latino and stop playing for 10 years.

In 2010 we decided to give it another try so we got together with two other members of Batallon 49. They are our newest and younger members. Niko L (drums) and Agustin M. (Bass). Both from Uruguay. Niko and Agustin had their own band back In the days and currently playing in other bands like venganza tatuada! That is the new line up. Minatta took the bass and Nestor went to play guitars and write lyrics.
There was never a William Minatta on our band and also we are not affiliated with the 211 crew in any way.
Another thing!! The album "marcando la historia" is a new one! With new songs and old unedited songs.
We also have a new album coming up soon on "this mean war records" which is basically a re-make of the 100% poder Latino album. But this time is gonna be called "jovenes de las calles". It has a fresher and stronger sound.
But that's not all...We are currently working on a new album which hopefully will come out by the end of 2014 summer!!
Again! Thanx for the great review and we hope this has been helpful for your blog! Cheers! La Klase Dirigente!"


A band made up of members from both America and the Dominican Republic but since the band later transformed into an "all American" band i will add them to the site anyway.

Band started in the late 90's with Nestor on guitar and bass, Wilson on vocals and William Minatta on drums. Known affiliates and some claim founding members of skincrew Batallon 49 (hell if i know i live in Sweden) and just like most other bands involved or surrounding this South/North American crew very few records and demo's was released but instead they played with and for most of their members giving little notice to the scene on the outside. In 2003 came the end of the band in a physical form when both Wilson and Nestor left the band (and the crew). William Minatta went on to form Combate 49 and  Venganza Tatuada.

Dead or not (are they back together?) they have graced us all with songs on the fantastic 2012 comp "Werewolves of the city" and got their first full-length just weeks ago when WAR Records decided to release their discography LP called "Marcando La Historia" (excellent by the way).

I often have a hard time enjoying latino Oi!bands since they seclude themselves by singing in a tongue i am far from familuar with (even if my nickname is Bernando) but this band doesnt only include a translation to their songs on this release but they are also such a tank of a band that they break down any speechbarriers in their way by pure force. One just have to take a listen to their first song "Fuerza National" that in a minimalistic (heavy bass, no guitar and snapping drums) way give the term brutal a whole new meaning. It's some of the hardest shit i have heard since i first heard Condemned 84's first demo and decided to cut my hair short. Those into the "new US Oi!" sound like Harrington Saints will probably get their bubblegum stuck in their throat when they listen to this. It's raw, nationalistic and violent to the core without becomming to much of a tough guy act, fucking perfect.

As todays 211 crews and the whole werevolf scene in Jersey and NY are really simulair to the old B49 attitude many bands such as Combate 49, Venganza Tatuada, Lonewolf NYC and The Wolverines have possibly all heard and taken some inspiration from this band. Don't know if they got back together last year or not but even so it only goes to show that even a dead wolf can bite harder than most barking dogs.
9/10

Fuerza National (live)

10 kommentarer:

  1. email me your address and i'll send you a cd of their full release "Marcando La Historia" its fuckin brutal. Battalion 49 is still Crewed up and show up in force to all the New York gigs. I was out there for Oxblood and Offensive Weapon (the whole weekend fuckin RULED...many thanks to the brothers from 211) and the B49 were thick as theives and leading the chants between songs. A very intimidating crew of legitimate skinheads no doubt. Klase Dirigente gave everyone there the cd and said to distribute it freely to whomever we chose. You'll love it.
    Timmy Jak
    nocomply43@gmail.com

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thanks Timmy but i already have it. Somehow and someway that cd ended up in my hands to here in Sweden. Damn good record even though i am missing the previously translated parts on this release.
      Saw some footage from that show. B49 held the "pit sparrings" right?

      Radera
  2. maybe not clearly shown on your text is fact that the new record / recordings not made buy the old 3 KlaseDirigente-members. isnt a re-union but a new crew / band supportet buy William (original member).

    SvaraRadera
    Svar
    1. Thats what i was wondering. Thanks for clearing that up. Any info on who the new members are?

      Radera
  3. Marcando La Historia lineup is Wilson A on vocals- Nestor R on guitar- Augustin M on bass- Nico L (lonewolf nyc) on drums

    my cd has lyric sheets type the spanish into google translate spanish-swedish. if you dont have em i can scan/email.

    SKEEEEEEEN-ED!

    SvaraRadera
  4. The only brawl I saw that night was between two girls. no men fought that whole weekend.

    SvaraRadera
  5. Minatta is Agustin who plays drums.

    SvaraRadera
  6. Dear Bernardo:

    We read your review on Klase Dirigente that you published on your blog. We loved the good things you say about us but there is a lot of mistakes about us. Here is a little history on Klase Dirigente and maybe you can correct the info on your blog just so people all over the world can get the real facts.

    Klase Dirigente was stablished in 1997 by Wilson A and Nestor R. Both members and founders of what is known today as Batallon 49. Wilson was and still is the vocals and Nestor was in charge of drums, bass and guitar. We started as a band for b49 members only ( studio band ). We published 100% poder latino and stop playing for 10 years.

    In 2010 we decided to give it another try so we got together with two other members of Batallon 49. They are our newest and younger members. Niko L (drums) and Agustin M. (Bass). Both from Uruguay. Niko and Agustin had their own band back In the days and currently playing in other bands like venganza tatuada! That is the new line up. Minatta took the bass and Nestor went to play guitars and write lyrics.
    There was never a William Minatta on our band and also we are not affiliated with the 211 crew in any way.
    Another thing!! The album "marcando la historia" is a new one! With new songs and old unedited songs.
    We also have a new album coming up soon on "this mean war records" which is basically a re-make of the 100% poder Latino album. But this time is gonna be called "jovenes de las calles". It has a fresher and stronger sound.
    But that's not all...We are currently working on a new album which hopefully will come out by the end of 2014 summer!!
    Again! Thanx for the great review and we hope this has been helpful for your blog! Cheers! La Klase Dirigente!

    SvaraRadera
    Svar
    1. Helpful since i only had your records information to go by and that last sleeve was all in Spanish. Thanks for the corrections, looking forward to hear that new release.

      Radera
  7. i think they are from Colombia republic;not from Dominican republic......

    darek

    SvaraRadera