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Formed in Wiener Neustadt, Austria in 1996, and influenced by all kinds of DIY punkrock from all over the world. RENTOKILL is one of the very few recognized upcoming Austrian acts that were able to score a record contract. Their back-catalogue includes two self-released EPs, their critically acclaimed debut full-length album "Back To Convenience" and their groundbreaking effort "AntiChorus". They have also appeared countless punk compilations, the most outstanding ones are the LEATHERFACE Tribute Compilation on Rubberfactory Records and also some Charity / Benefit Compilations in support of Animal & Human Rights.Read More...
Blasting intense Punk Rock with a political and powerful message, Austria’s very own RENTOKILL have been almost constantly on tour since their inception. There’s always this tasty note of individuality and progression in their music, outlined by fast and exact drumming, striking melodies and hard driven guitars which are flowing aggressively along under the well thought out socio-political lyrics and the vocalist’s characteristic rasping voice. Nothing but raw emotion framed by catchy punkrock, and their fifteen-song studio album ANTICHORUS captures it perfectly.
"ANTICHORUS" is RENTOKILL's 2nd full length record and had been recorded in early 2006 at the Sideburn Studios in Vienna and mastered at the WEST WEST SIDE MUSIC Studios in the USA by Alan Douches, who already had worked with bands such as STRIKE ANYWHERE, TRIAL BY FIRE, GIVE UP THE GHOST and NONE MORE BLACK.
Speaking of "Antichorus", the album has been released through RUDE RECORDS and NOREASON RECORDS from Italy on CD-Digipack. The wonderfully looking gatefold double-colored vinyl edition is available through Broken Heart Records from Austria.
RENTOKILL is a touring band and over the last few years they've done countless headlining tours as well as support-tours for and alongside some of the most renowned punk acts in the world, such as Good Riddance, Strike Anywhere, Paint It Black, New Mexican Disaster Squad, Zebrahead, De Heideroosjes, The Loved Ones, Intro5pect, Venerea, Enemy Alliance, Against Me!, Kill Your Idols, Waterdown, H2O, A Wilhelm Scream, Anti-Flag, Total Chaos (US), Dead To Me, Millencolin, The Flatliners, Citizen Fish, Terrorgruppe and Mad Sin, just to name a few.
In the past few years, RENTOKILL have toured most parts of Europe mainland and the United Kingdom several times and specifically performed in Belgium, France, Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Croatia, Belgium, Italy, Luxembourg and alsao played some festivals like the legendary "Donauinselfestival" in Vienna, No Border Jam in Maribor (Slo), The Orto Punk Festival in Ljubljana (Slo), Mighty Sounds (CZ), KOKR (CZ), Hageland Festival (BE), Fat Music Festival in Germany and several smaller Festivals throughout Europe.
On top of that, RENTOKILL were handpicked by Rise Against's frontman Tim McIlrat to support them on their European Tour in February 2009 alongside Strike Anywhere.
On 21.12.2012 the band annonced that they decided to split up.
Labels RENTOKILL have recorded & released for:
RISE OR RUST RECORDS (Austria)
BROKEN HEART RECORDS (Austria)
VITAMINEPILLEN RECORDS (Germany)
HORRORBUSINESS RECORDS (Germany)
ENGINEER RECORDS (UK/USA)
RUDE RECORDS (EUROPE)
NO REASON RECORDS (ITALY)
ENEMY ONE RECORDS (BRAZIL)
IN-N-OUT RECORDS (JAPAN)
1999 Initiation Demo CD-R
2001 Six Days Demo CD-R
2003 Devils Change Faces Demo CD-R
2004 Back To Convenience CD/LP -Release AT
2005 Back To Convenience -Release DE/UK/US
2006 Back To Convenience -Release Japan
2006 Provokant Wertvoll Split 10“ w/ RLF
2007 AntiChorus CD/LP -Release EU/UK
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