After one demo and one 7″ on Toxic State, HARAM from Nuke York release their debut album, “when you have won, you have lost”. Taking their name from the Arabic word for “forbidden”, HARAM plays simple hardcore with lyrics sung entirely in Arabic. The guttural and furious debut LP delivers 10 songs of unflinchingly political hardcore. Arabic vocals growl out over pounding martial rhythms and interlocked, frenetic melodies. This record alternates between forward march and full gallop in what has become their trademark sound. Hand silk-screened cover with poster and a risographed booklet providing both Arabic and English translations of the lyrics.