Iskra News

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Ruins Cassettes

August 4th, 2017

Ruins cassettes are now available! Released by Revulsion Records and Terr Records in Malaysia. Shrink-wrapped with outer-slipcase, full booklet with all lyrics and write-ups, and a download card. A limited amount is available from the band for $5, write to iskramerch@gmail.com

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Back From Tour/"RUINS" CD Available

September 25th, 2016

Thanks to all the promoters and everyone who supported us on our 2016 Anarchy Attack... Canadian Destruction(Storming the Atlantic) Summer Tour.

The store page has been updated with shirts, backpatches, small patches, etc, that were previously out of stock. There is also leftover tour shirts and tour posters for anyone who had missed out.

The CD version of "RUINS" released by Southern Lord is now available to order from us.

Upcoming ISKRA shows will be announced in the near future.

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Anarchy Attack Tour 2016

May 19th, 2016

ISKRA proudly announces the Anarchy Attack... Canadian Destruction(Storming the Atlantic) Summer Tour of Canada! Iskra's first major tour of Canada since 2004!

This 1.5 month tour will mark the band's first coast to coast tour of the country and includes five days in the maritime provinces!

The tour also features appearances at the legendary Spider Fest (formerly Spider Acres) in Meyersburg, ON and Evil Fest in Sainte-Angele-de-Merici, QC (see listings for details, both are open air festivals)!

See the attached tour poster for dates and stay tuned for show specifics in your area. Don't miss this rare opportunity to see Iskra in your hometown!

For more information contact Iskra at iskra@mail.com or visit our sites iskracrust.com, facebook.com/officialiskra, iskracrust.bandcamp.com

Iskra would also like to announce that the CD version of RUINS will be released in collaboration with Southern Lord Recordings. The CD features a full booklet with lyrics and liner notes, and will be available on this tour!

Iskra would like to thank all promoters and folks who've helped bring this tour together! Long live DIY!

A message to promoters: please forward all posters and information regarding your show to our sites so that we may aid in promotion.

Saturday July 2nd Victoria, BC
Tuesday July 5th Vancouver, BC
Wednesday July 6th Kamloops, BC
Friday July 8th Calgary, AB
Saturday July 9th Edmonton, AB
Sunday July 10th Saskatoon, SK
Monday July11th Wellman Lake, MB
Tuesday July 12th Winnipeg, MB
Wednesday July 13th Thunder Bay, ON
Thursday July 14th Sault Ste. Marie - ON
Friday July 15th Sudbury, ON
Saturday July 16th Spiderfest, Meyersberg, ON
Sunday July 17th Hamilton, ON
Monday July 18th Toronto, ON
Tuesday July 19th Peterborough, ON
Wednesday July 20th Ottawa, ON
Friday July 22nd Evil Fest, Sainte-Angele-de-Merici, QC
Saturday July 23rd Fredericton, NB
Sunday July 24th Moncton, NB
Monday July 25th, Charlottetown, PE
Tuesday July 26th, Truro, NS
Wednesday July 27th Halifax, NS
Friday July 29th St. Catherines, ON
Saturday July 30th London, ON
Sunday July 31st Windsor, ON
Monday August 1st Toronto, ON
Tuesday August 2nd Sault Ste Marie, ON
Thursday August 4th Brandon, MB
Friday August 5th Winnipeg, MB
Saturday August 6th Regina, SK
Sunday August 7th Lethbridge, AB
Monday August 8th Calgary, AB
Tuesday August 9th Edmonton, AB
Wednesday August 10th Vernon, BC
Thursday August 11th Vancouver, BC
Friday August 12th Victoria, BC

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Upcoming local shows, merch restock

April 28th, 2016

Two upcoming all ages local shows:

SSG VOL.2
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8TH
INTREPID THEATRE
VICTORIA
$10 FOR 3 TOURING BANDS, 7PM SHARP
w/ ABSOLUT(Toronto)
PARANOID(Sweden)
VIOLENT PARTY(Portland)

NOTACOST TOUR-KICKOFF SHOW
SUNDAY, MAY 8TH
THE GALLOWS
VICTORIA
$5 - 10, EARLY SHOW
w/ NOTACOST
INFANTILE DISSENTION

Masqueraders of Fraud and Tower shirts are now restocked in all sizes and a handful of new/sealed Against Empire split CDs(long out of print) have been added to the store page!

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ABSU Victoria April 9th, 2016

March 12th, 2016

The legendary Texan black metal band ABSU will be performing at the Upstairs Cabaret on April 9th. This will be an early show with doors at 5:30PM, bands at 6PM and finish time of 10PM. ABSU will be performing for 90 minutes, with ISKRA and ALTERED DEAD opening the show.

Tickets will be available at Cavity Curiousity Shop (downtown at 556 Pandora Ave) and through Black Raven Records, ticket prices are $10 advance and $15 at the door, all cash goes directly to venue costs and the touring band. This will be the one and only chance to see them play in Victoria so don't miss it!

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Famine Fest 2016

February 27th, 2016

Iskra and Acephalix @ Famine Fest

Thanks to Chris and everyone involved with Famine Fest III!

Hail to everyone who came out to support the band, it was a great response!

Special thanks to Andy of Vastation and Notanya for the hospitality in Portland, as well as Raptor and Acephalix for the guitars and pedals.

Special thanks also to Brian, Buster, Zach, Jory, and Heather(Wilt) for the hospitality, gear, and the Seattle show. It was great to see you all again! We could not have done it without you.

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Famine Fest 2016

December 24th, 2015

ISKRA will perform on day one at Famine Fest on February 19th in Portland, Oregon with Sadistic Intent, Unholy Death(NME), and more. Also a headlining show in Seattle on the 18th is planned(poster with info will be updated soon).

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Evil Fest 2016

November 16th, 2015

ISKRA will be headlining the Crust/Grind day at Evil Fest next year on Friday, July 22nd. This is a three day festival in the outdoors of Sainte-Angele-Merici, Quebec. This also marks ISKRA's first show in Quebec in almost ten years! This show will be exclusive to the province. A Canadian tour will be planned around the festival in mid-July.

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Official Facebook Page

November 15th, 2015

ISKRA has launched an official Facebook page, like the website this page is run fully by the band. The band can be contacted at this page or through the email provided on the site.

Official Iskra Facebook Page

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UPCOMING SHOWS:

DON'T CALL IT A FEST II and East Coast USA Tour w/ SUNLIGHT'S BANE

DON'T CALL IT A FEST II
SEPTEMBER 12TH
THE TANGENT GALLERY
DETROIT, MI
$25, DOORS AT 12PM
w/ EYEHATEGOD
+ many others

East Coast Tour w/ SUNLIGHT'S BANE

SEPTEMBER 13TH
THE TREEHOUSE
BUFFALO, NY
$6, 7PM
w/ SUNLIGHT'S BANE
ENTHAUPTUNG
AMISH NOISE

SEPTEMBER 14TH
KUNG FU NECKTIE
PHILADELPHIA, PA
21+, $6, 8PM
w/ SUNLIGHT'S BANE
INFERNAL STRONGHOLD
JENKEM

SEPTEMBER 15TH
THE ACHERON
BROOKLYN, NY
21+, $10, 8PM
w/ SUNLIGHT'S BANE
TRENCHGRINDER
MAULER

SEPTEMBER 16TH
GOOSKI'S
PITTSBURGH, PA
$8, 9PM
w/ SUNLIGHT'S BANE
AXE RIPPER
THE MUD CITY MANGLERS

SEPTEMBER 18TH
QUARTERS
MILWAUKEE, WI
$5 - 7, 9PM
w/ SUNLIGHT'S BANE
ANTHROPIC
POPULATION CONTROL

SEPTEMBER 19TH
MT. HAPPY
CHICAGO, IL
$7, 9PM
w/ SUNLIGHT'S BANE
SICK/TIRED
PIG CHAMPION
KELUT

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Ruins LP Available

September 1st, 2015

'Ruins' LP is now available from the band directly! The album can be downloaded from the Music page in WAV format with all art, booklet pages, lyrics, etc.

For distribution or wholesale in North America:

Doomed Society(CAN)
War on Music(CAN)
Profane Existence(USA)
Nocturnal Reign(USA)

European/Brazillian press labels:

Neanderthal Stench(Belgium)
Back on Tracks(Brazil)
Crust or Die(Brazil)
Criminal Attack(Brazil)
Ya-Basta(Germany)
Sick Man Getting Sick(Germany)
Yehonala Tapes(Germany)
Darkside of Punk(germany)
Chainbreaker(Ireland)
Kajfasz(Poland)
DVVM(Romania)
Headnoise(Russia)
Panda Banda(Slovenia)

All the personal mails/messages, reviews, and general support for the record so far have been greatly appreciated. ISKRA will be performing at Don't Call It A Fest in Detroit (September 12th, 2015) followed by a short tour with Sunlight's Bane. An update with all info will be available shortly.

On the subject of bandcamp/payed downloads, 'Ruins' was made available for free download the day before the Canadian tour, however the 'free downloads' ran out much quicker than expected and bandcamp automatically converted it to $7. This was not intentional and we were unable to deal with it while on the tour. Some have already been refunded as bandcamp has a small window of time to accept payments. All payments made through bandcamp will be refunded. Thanks for everyone's understanding, there is a donate button on the 'Music' page if you would like to support the band directly!

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Ruins Stream/Download

July 15th, 2015

Ruins is now available for full streaming and download. A proper download with all art and lyrics will be available after the tour. Due to factory delays the LP will not get to us on time and now has to be sent to Winnipeg, so we will hopefully have it for the shows on the way back.. Apologies to all hoping to get it before then.

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ISKRA SUMMER UPDATE

June 20th, 2015

Hello all! Lots coming up for ISKRA! First of all: the LP. We've received the test press for the North American release and are expecting to have the LP for sale at our upcoming shows in the North West, our tour with APPALACHIAN TERROR UNIT, as well as for the "DON'T CALL IT A FEST" festival in Detroit, Michigan. We will also be performing five or so shows in states around Michigan after the Detroit festival. The European release should be out to the labels within the month. Sorry for the delay, we hope the wait will be worth it for you all!

Lots of shows coming up. For those of you who do not know, ISKRA has been performing regularly in the local Vancouver/Victoria scenes. Mainly we only play to support touring acts, or to do benefit shows related to anarchist activity in the area. The major tours have been put on hold due to financial reasons, i.e. The band can't afford to take time away. That said, we will be hitting the road in order to support the "RUINS" LP, which is standard practice for the band. The following is a list of upcoming shows. We hope to see you out for the support!

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UPCOMING SHOWS:

The North West USA w/ WILT and VASTATION Summer 2015

JULY 2ND
WISP HOUSE
SALEM, OR
$5 - 7, 8PM
w/ WILT
VASTATION
HARD CHARGER

JULY 3RD
TWILIGHT CAFE & BAR
1420 SE POWELL BLVD PDX
21+/9PM/$7
w/ WILT
VASTATION
NU-KLE-AR BLAST SUNTAN

JULY 4TH
THE MIX
SEATTLE, WA
9:30 PM
w/ WILT
VASTATION
BRAINSCRAPER
EMPTY VESSELS
DISPARA
THE VATICAN
NUMB
EXOGORTH
MOROSE
SLUGGED

JULY 5TH
THE VOYEUR
OLYMPIA, WA
21+/10PM/$5
w/ WILT
HULDREKALL
VIVEKA

West Canada Invasion 2015

JULY 16TH
VICTORIA EVENTS CENTER
VICTORIA, BC
6:30PM/$5-$10
APPALACHIAN TERROR UNIT
ALTERED DEAD
STORM OF SEDITION

JULY 17TH
THE BLACK LAB
VANCOUVER, BC
7PM/$10
APPALACHIAN TERROR UNIT
AHNA
KONFORM

JULY 18TH
THE CAFE
KAMLOOPS, BC
APPALACHIAN TERROR UNIT
ALTERCATION

JULY 19TH
TUBBY DOG
CALGARY, AB
8PM/$5-$10
LUNG CANCER
ARSON

JULY 20TH DAY
CLINT'S HAUSE
EDMONTON, AB
5PM/$5
APPALACHIAN TERROR UNIT
MISTER GUELPH
MASS DISTRACTION

JULY 20TH NIGHT
DV8
EDMONTON, AB
18+/9PM/$10
APPALACHIAN TERROR UNIT
LANGUID
NARKOTTA

JULY 21ST
VANGELIS TAVERN
SASKATOON, SK
9PM/$12
APPALACHIAN TERROR UNIT
BALLOT BURNER
NARCISSISTIC
GRIMACE

JULY 22ND
THE HANDSOME DAUGHTER
WINNIPEG, MB
9PM/$8
APPALACHIAN TERROR UNIT
PLAGUE
ROSA REAPER
CEREMONIAL SHROUDS

JULY 23RD
BRANDON, MB
TBA

JULY 24TH
REGINA, SK
TBA

JULY 25TH
SASKATOON, SK
TBA

JULY 26TH
CALGARY, AB
TBA

JULY 27TH
KAMLOOPS, BC
TBA

JULY 28TH
THE HINDENBERG
VANCOUVER, BC
TBA

MORE SHOWS TO COME!

NORTH EAST USA FALL 2015

SEPTEMBER 12TH
DETROIT, MI
THE TANGENT GALLERY
DON'T CALL IT A FEST II
EYEHATEGOD
+ MANY MORE

SEPTEMBER 13TH-18TH
TBA


Show info will be updated as we recieve more details. Thanks to everyone who has been supporting us. Here are some live shots from a recent show at the Interped Theater in Victoria

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LP Release Update

March 19th, 2015

The European / Brazilian edition of ISKRA's "Ruins" LP is now at press! The North American pressing is scheduled to go to press later this week.

CANADIAN TOUR WITH APPALACHIAN TERROR UNIT:

ISKRA will be heading off in July with West Virginia punks APPALACHIAN TERROR UNIT, touring from Victoria to Winnipeg! This will be ISKRA's first set of Canadian tour dates since the GRIND THE PROVINCES TOUR with local friends SIX BREW BANTHA and NO EULOGY in 2011! More info to come soon.

UPCOMING SHOWS:

APRIL 25TH
INTREPID THEATER (1609 Blanshard)
8PM
w/ AHNA (Vancouver black death)
NOTACOST (anarcho crust)
THICK SKULL(crust)
WOODEN TEETH (hardcore)

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LP Release Update

February 19th, 2015

The European LP release of Ruins should be going to press at the end of this month and will be out in April. Thanks again to all labels involved! Any labels still interested in going in on the North American LP release PLEASE GET IN TOUCH. This is a very last minute request as we would like the NA version to go to press soon as well, but it would help a great deal to get a couple more labels on board!

In anticipation for the record another new song 'Ruins' has been made available for streaming via the bandcamp player. Also a big thanks to all who have ordered merch from us so far! Some items are sold out for now, More shirts and patches etc. will be made soon!

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Ruins

NOVEMBER 14th, 2014

ISKRA is proud to announce the upcoming release of their 3rd full-length album, "RUINS". Thus far, the album is scheduled for release on vinyl both in North America and Europe, as well as cassette and CD versions. The vinyl releases are being financed by a number of DIY labels from around the world, with many contributing labels based in Mainland Europe, the British Isles, Canada, the USA, as well as from East Europe, Russia, Scandinavia and South America. We are very happy to be working with these labels on this release and are hoping that the diversity of labels will make this release widely and easily available. We are still looking for labels from South East Asia and the Pacific Rim, and are open to regional releases on cassette or CD. Any labels interested are welcome to write to us.

RUINS was recorded February 2014, and was engineered and produced by Cody Baresich and ISKRA. The album was mastered at Sweden's CUTTING ROOM by Martin Ankelius. As with all our releases, we will also provide "RUINS" for free download through this website when it is officially released.

ISKRA is planning to support the new LP by engaging in a massive tour of America and Canada, something we have not done since 2007! Once the album is in circulation, we will announce the dates and be looking for shows.

Besides a few local shows, ISKRA has not performed extensively outside of the recent European tours (September/October/November 2012 & July/August 2013). We would like to take the time here to thank those who helped make the tours a success. We performed over sixty shows at various social centres, squats, and halls. For all who were involved please get in touch so that we may include you in the printed thanks of the LP release. We would especially like to thank our friends Pierre, Arne, Katrien and Goldie for all their work booking shows, driving, and otherwise helping us out on these two tours. We also must thank Sean Clark at GZ Digital Media for his help with both the "European Tour Demo 2012" and "Bureval Demo" LP releases. Cheers to friend band AHNA (Vancouver, Canada) for sharing the 2012 tour with us!

On another topic, we would like to apologize for the disappearance of the official ISKRA website; it was intended to be back online much quicker! At this point in time, we felt that some work should go into a permanent online presence for the band. We are hoping to incorporate all the aspects of our past websites into one; free downloads of the entire discography, lyrics and song descriptions, scans of all the artwork and booklets, a page of links to interesting projects and anarchist writings, a history/bio of the band, interviews, an image gallery and more. We will also have for purchase on our website all of our available releases and merchandise. We would like to thank Cory for his help and work on this project, without which this website have been even further delayed!

Stay tuned for more updates!

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Ruins
Self Titled Re-Issue
Split with Ash and Ruin
European Tour Demo 2012
Split with Doom Siren
Bureval
Bureval Demo
Selected Works
Split with Self Rule
Split with Against Empire
Terrorist Act EP
Fucking Scum
Self Titled
Split with Mankillsman
Demo 2003