Bastards was one of the first Finnish hardcore punk bands coming from Finland in the early '80s. The band released three albums between 1982-1983. 'Arctic Hardcore - Complete Studio Recordings & Rare Rehearsal Tapes' was produced as a co-operation between the record company and members of the band. The nearly four-hour long compilation contains 136 songs, of which fifty are never released versions or previously unheard material, until now. The box set also contains a booklet with the band's history, lyrics, complete song information and a lot of photos from the band's active years.