Arrested Denial are a punkrock band from Hamburg, Germany. Musical references might be bands like Swingin' Utters or Rancid. Their songs range from melancholic street punk hymns to uptempo melodic punkrock, combining a raunchy lead voice with catchy backing vocals.
The band was founded in 2009, all band members had been playing in German punk and hardcore bands before. The first EP was produced DIY and made available for free download in spring 2010. The record has been downloaded a couple of thousand times until now and received positive reviews in several important German punk fanzines like OX or Plastic Bomb.
Arrested Denial have played many live shows throughout Germany and supported bands like Menace, Flatfoot 56, Dritte Wahl and Street Dogs among others. Their second album “Our best record so far” will be released in spring 2013 by Mad Butcher Records. It contains 13 energy-filled punkrock songs with a little Offbeat here and there, telling stories of life in a failing society.