Rebel Time Records is stoked be one of the labels working to release “2007 – 2011 – Discografia Incompleta,” a 19-song cassette retrospective of the collective works of Mexican red-edge commie-core band Brigada Roja.
The band was founded by Diego Armando, also the founder of our very own Afterboltxebike.
Diego’s label / fanzine Incendiario will be taking care of the physical release, while Rebel Time Records, along with our musical comrades-in-arms Discos Machete, will be working arm-in-arm to take care of the digital release.
According to their bio, Brigada Roja was born in 2007, with the idea of playing hardcore punk with communist lyrics. In August 2009 they released their first album and in December 2009 they released their second album called “We Have Something To Tell You”.
Brigada Roja was the first Mexican band to be part of Rock Proletario Internacional (PRI). Founded in 2005 by Spanish band Nucleo Terco, PRI was “a cultural movement committed to serve our class’ interests … this musical tendency is expressed essentially through the most anti-commercial and popular styles of rock music (punk, oi !, hard core, etc). The values transmitted in its lyrics are the thoughts and ideals of our class.” PRI bands sang songs “of the socialist revolution, the anti-capitalist struggle, anti-fascism and proletarian pride.” “Proletarian Rock is an expression of struggle, and uses musical notes in order to spread a message of combat against fascism and capitalism. ”
Another bio of the band band stated: Brigada Roja is from Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Members participate in Juventud Comunista de Mexico (Communist Youth of Mexico). Between 2009 and 2010 benefit events were organized by CYM to raise founds for rescue of the 63 bodies of miners who died in a mining accident in Pasta de Conchos, Coahuila, where repeated mining accidents occurred due to negligence of Minera de México and the corruption of México’s federal government. Members have also recently participated in organizing demonstrations in Monterrey for the May 8th National March for Peace, a nation-wide protest calling attention to government corruption and violence in the war on drugs. Brigada Roja is part of Rock Proletario Internacional, an international movement of bands singing about class issues and working-class struggles.
“2007 – 2011 Discorgafia Incompleta has been released on September 23, 2021. Available on all digital platforms, ie, Spotify, Bandcamp, Itunes, Apple, Youtube, etc.
Why September 23rd in particular? It’s an important date in the history of the Mexican left, and, in fact, was also the name of Brigada Roja’s magazine. BR says: “The name of our broadcasting organ is in honor of the men and women who fought and gave their lives in the “Communist League September 23,” which was an urban Marxist-Leninist guerrilla movement that emerged in Mexico during the first years of the decade of 1970. Unlike other guerrilla movements, the September League had an important presence in large cities, including Guadalajara (Jalisco), Monterrey, (Nuevo Leon) and the City of Mexico. It was born as a result of the merger of various armed movements of leftist orientation, and took as its name the date of the attack by a guerrilla on the Cuartel de Ciudada Madera (Chihuahua), led by Professor Arturo Gamiz, which occurred on September 23, 1965.”
ELLOS TE ASESINAN
El tiempo sigue pasando, los problemas se van acumulando, la producción de pobres aumenta, la burguesía sube sus rentas. Y el gobierno sigue mintiendo, que la democracia esta funcionando. Ellos Te Asesinan ellos te secuestran. Ni un voto mas, solo gritos de protesta
Brigada Roja, va sin trequa puño en alto listo a atacar ,sobre un camino difícil de avanzar, nuestro manifiesto siempre a sido el mismo. Una revolución basada en el marxismo, Brigada Roja
Empuñando sus armas nacieron en el sur. Una nueva luz en la revolución. Al cubrir su rostro su voz se escucho. El gobierno tiembla por la insurrección. El eco de Zapata se vuelve acción. Indígenas van por la apropiación, de las tierras robadas por el patrón. Zapatistas que luchan por su libertad, Insurgentes rebeldes que no van a parar