Reuzel. Spelled with a Z. Pronounced with a middle finger.

Like every good story, this one starts in an alley. With two men in love with barbering. Sotted in style. And drowning under the influences of rock ‘n roll, kustom culture and the working class ethic of Rotterdam.

Leen and Bertus (Schorem Haarsnijder en Barbier) wanted to cut every man the perfect hairstyle, proper porkchop. And to provide a haven. A barbershop. A place men could trust the products and enjoy the company. Those classic styles and hot-towel shaves are still around. And the traditions that created them have kickstarted a bit of a riot. 

Cut to the present day. Leen and Bertus have their name on a school, spreading the greasy gospel to people who need to perfect their craft. And they have their own line of products, too. Reuzel is here to make sure that as styles change, the attitude remains the same.

brick by brick

New York hardcore ain’t just about the city. All corners of the state are a hotbed for hardcore. Solid proof thereof is Brick By Brick from Upstate NY.Their metallic sound is truly pummeling, at times coming across like a ton of bricks right in yer face. So, if you’re into Merauder and the likes, you will definitely love BxB.

total chaos

When Total Chaos celebrated their 30th anniversary in2019, the Californian stalwarts rampaged Rotterdam’s premier punk festival Tales From The Punx at Baroeg. Three years on they’re back on the southside of the city to flush out a cascade of streetpunk gems. Brace yourself for total chaos on the pogo floor

the apers

When the little loudmouth Kevin Aper moved from Rotterdam
to the Alps, he became frontman of Tirol crossover thrashers Insanity Alert. The Apers became less prolific, but as they say: The punkrock don’t stop. Every once in a while they pop up to fire off a hit
filled set, just like they cheerfully did in the nineties and noughties.

death before dishonor

These Boston hardcore heavyweights delivered a string of widely acclaimed releases after the millennium shift. Then it took ten years before the aptly titled album Unfinished Business hit the streets in 2019 to show Death Before Dishonor was back with a vengeance.Their live shows still discharge enough energy to power a thousand barber shops, so get in the pit and get wired.

born from pain

In the 24 years since Born From Pain emerged, they’ve seen the state of the world go from bad to worse. It’s one of the main reasons why their pile driver hardcore is unrelenting. This band won’t rest on its laurels and always leaves your senses banged up in the best way. Change or die and dance hard!

batmobile

Jeroen Haamers gives the essence of Batmobile: “We started for the love of rockabilly and never thought of Batmobile as a psychobilly band. On the other hand, we played at practically all the big psycho festivals around the world, so I shouldn’t bullshit myself. We belong to that scene and it’s fun because it’s out of the ordinary.” Damn right,ScumBash is as glad as a monkey with seven dicks to have these legends back as the resident band.

the exploited

The first ScumBash in 2014 had The Exploited booked months in advance, but a week before the festival frontman Wattie had a heart attack onstage in Portugal. Wattie and his punk cohorts made up for it the next year and received a warm anarchic welcome from the Barmy Army at the Bash. Punks Not Dead and die-hard Wattie is fitter than ever!

the toy dolls

To the outside world The Toy Dolls are mostly known for their punked up version of the kiddo ditty Nellie TheElephant. Sure enough, since 1982 this massive hitguarantees mad crowd antics at their live shows, but thesetight rockin’ jesters pack dozens of party anthems, fromMy Wife Is A Psychopath to Lambrusco Kid. Dig that groovebaby