In 1989, four Swedish teenagers with a shared love of Discharge, the pioneering English hardcore band, and of D-beat, the galloping musical style that Discharge helped invent, formed a band of their own, calling it, in homage, Disfear. Throughout the ensuing lineup changes—including the addition of Tomas Lindberg, the former vocalist of the legendary death-metal band At the Gates—and the recent death of their longtime producer, Mieszko Talarczyk, the band has persevered. Disfear’s fifth studio album, Live the Storm, came out in February and was dedicated to Talarczyk. The record’s palpable fury is a more-than-fitting elegy for their fallen friend: After nearly 20 years, the band’s never sounded fiercer or more alive. With Bloodhorse, Atakke, and Parasytic.
Wed., April 16, 7 p.m., 2008