Ryker´s + Ripdown live at Crash Freiburg

Hardcore since 1992


This is presumably the reaction that you will have when listening to the new RYKER’S album „Never Meant To Last“.
Even after a 20! year band history there is a storm brewing and you don’t know what hit you.
Being a flagship for European hardcore, the band have not once released a weak album but this time around even the overseas competition needs to get down.

„Never Meant To Last“ is the first album since the reunion of the band and after the 2014 release „Hard To The Core“ that was already critically acclaimed and takes the band a few steps up the ladder.
The dynamic songs are raw and fresh and make you feel like you’re listening to a hungy newcomer.
„Never Meant To Last“ is 100% Ryker’s but you can hear the passion the band has in 2015: it’s raw, it’s brutal and full of energy. Part of that freshness comes from new vocalist Dennis, previously on the mic for Brightside and Tausend Löwen unter Feinden, a longtime friend of the band. His vocal mix ranges between Sick Of It Alls Lou Koller and ex-Ryker’s vocalist Kid D. and the bands new material could not have been any better for his debut.
Pigeonholing Ryker’s? Simply impossible - you will be surprised with every new song you listen to! „Never Meant To Last“ is a fine hit carnage: cool melodic tracks („Pig Justice“), trash-metal-staccato („The Downfall“), stadium-gangshouts („Back In The City“), dark killer-grooves („The Age Of…“) and banging guitar leads („The Tenth Level“).
On top of this the band have some amazing guests on the album: Mike Dijan (Breakdown, Skarthead, Crown Of Thornz) joins Ryker’s for „Fair Play Overrated“, Samuel El Action (Scheisse Minelli) for „We Ain’t Go Away“ and Sick Of It All´s Craig Setari for „Distractions“.
Andy Classen´s production is also an absolute highlight.

Ryker’s show the New Jacks egregious how a hit album in 2015 needs to sound like and will certainly increase their fanbase with the release of „Never Meant To Last“.


Ripdown, geboren aus der Asche der alten Schule um die Bühnen dieser Welt in Schutt und ebenjenige zu zerlegen. Erwachsener Hardcore mit Abriss-Garantie.
Schnell, hart und kompromisslos.

Seit 2016 mischen die Ex-Mitglieder von Fear my Thoughts, Kate on Crack und Last Ship ihre explosive Mischung aus HC, Metal und Punk. Während sich manche an Sick of it all
oder Klaus Kinski erinnert fühlen, erkennen andere in ihrem unverwechselbaren und eigenständigen Sound keine Vorbilder. Der Mix aus schnellem Oldschool-Hardcore, gepaart mit einer guten Portion Melodie in den Riffs, ist ein gekonnter Hybrid aus Härte und Eingängigkeit.
Live wird dieses Monstrum losgelassen und einschlagen wie Mike Tyson.

Datum & Uhrzeit



Von: 25.05.2019 20:00
Bis: 25.05.2019 22:45


CRASH Freiburg i. Br.
Schnewlinstraße 7
79098 Freiburg im Breisgau