Concrete Fest 2014

A new addition to the UKHC Calender and Birmingham's first weekender: Concrete Fest.

If you've been paying attention online or made it to a Midlands show recently you'll have seen that the current crop of Birmingham Hardcore are more than keen on Beatdown & heavy Hardcore. A quick glance over the line-up and you'll be in no doubt: this is well catered for. 

We are in no doubt several of these sets will be absolute dance floor chaos.

Below will be representing Atonement on the day plus excited as ever to see our friends in Forsaken, Malevolence, Survival, Cornered, Resurrection and more take part.


Posted on November 7th, 2013
In Tongues & more

The In Tongues 'Northern Darkness' tape is now on sale along with the option to download for free, as with all our releases. 

If you need indicators of sound I'd be inclined to reference Prayer For Cleansing first, or a heavier & dirtier sounding Undying with more than a nod to Disembodied when it does breakdown. Metalcore in it's purest form, raw and nasty played with conviction, not polished or slick in the slightest. 

And if you really can't face downloading/buying it without hearing something first, check the GHC 2012 demo(contained in full as part of the download) here:

Bleak Reality just made another short trip(1 show!) to the mainland, to play the release show for the new ep by Grim and now have some left over merch for sale here:

Also, xRepentancex (who have some left over merch here: are playing the UYC Christmas show in Southampton with our friends in Breaking Point & more. Word has it that Southampton is taking off and wild shows are happening, this will be one to test that;

Posted on November 4th, 2013

Love him or hate him, Mike Carver's (aka Catshit Mike, aka Mike Reich, aka Doghead, formerly PosiXMike) hardcore credentials are hard to dispute.

Having sung in such questionable bands such as C£M£NT, Natural Order & Deal With It we've had to put up with his presence in UK Hardcore for well over a decade now. He also played bass in a particularly unnoteworthy period of (now Deathwish Records favorites) Rot In Hell.

In his latest venture to prove he is more real than you, he is heading off to India to mess about on little motorbikes for a fortnight and raise money for two deserving charities. 

Full information about it what is happening and how to donate is available here:

It's important to remember sometimes that Hardcore isn't just about hanging out, and times like this make it very easy for you to make a genuine contribution to the world around you (albeit whilst Doghead does the hard work/has all the fun).

Posted on October 29th, 2013
Bleak Reality 2014 Euro Tour

Bleak Reality plus our friends in Forsaken, Warcharge and Grim are heading out together March/April 2014.

The dates as they stand are below, but will update with full line-ups and more information as get it;

29th March - Northcote Festival - Dordrecht, Netherlands
30th March - Kortijk, Belgium 
31st March - Leeuwarden, Netherlands
1st April - Hamburg, Germany
2nd April - Rostock, Germany 
3nd April - Berlin, Germany
4rd April - Leipzig, Germany 
5th April - Dresden, Germany 
6th April - Prague, Czech Republic 
7th April - Budapest, Hungary 
8th April - Vienna, Austria 
9th April - Zurich, Switzerland 
10th April - Aschaffenburg, Germany 
11th April - Duisburg, Germany
12th April - Birmingham, UK

Posted on October 28th, 2013
It's been a little quiet lately...

...but things are getting back to normal now.

Firstly, we have a new release in production - more on that when it is ready. If you are following Atonement on Twitter, it'll probably be no surprise, but expect heavy & morose UKHC and our most northern release yet. 

Until then, there are a number of shows happening that if you are into what Atonement does, then you'll be very interested in being at!

Firstly, (and somewhat late in pushing this) Indecision & Voorhees are playing London. I'm not really interested in arguing the point; Indecision are one of the most important bands of the 90s and definitely the most relevant band from that era remaining. DIY Hardcore with solid values. 

Also, you may not have the slightest clue who Voorhees are but without bands like them there would be no foundation for the current UKHC scene. 

Plus Natural Order & xRepentancex are playing. We are all moshing. 

and then this is in a few weeks:

Think it goes without saying that this is going to be a lively one. 

If you are at these shows come say hello and chew the fat on your favourite Hatebreed breakdowns. 

Posted on October 25th, 2013