Wednesday, 18 April 2018

DISHOPE new song + call for labels



Dishope, great d-beat raw punk band from Germany recorded new material after 4 years and their debut "Peace is more than the lack of war" released on tape by Mentalna Smrt.. to taste what's coming up check the new song published on their bandcamp..
they are also looking for labels interested for publishing it as a physical release, so if you want and could help write them at:

dishope@web.de  
or
facebook.com/dbeatnoiseattack


Tuesday, 17 April 2018

SENF / CC / ONE BURNING MATCH / BEZDAN / GEMIŠT 14.04.2018., Stara škola, Novi Marof

I wrote this headline and for like already 20 minutes I'm staring into the screen, don't knowing what to write.. how to write a proper gig review if you went on the gig just to see some familiar faces, support the event and to see only one band you're interested in!?.. well I'm not journalist and don't know and want to write objectively so if someone from the band members gets offended because I didn't like them or not giving them enough space in this report, I apologise in front, hehe..
this Saturday I was working 'till 22:00 (oh, how I hate this 2nd shift on the weekends) which was the time when the whole thing should and in the end was starting and from the time I found out for this gig, some two months ago I was hoping that CC won't play first.. L, who organised this event convince me they won't, that few local bands from nearby Varaždin will open the show.. and then somewhere around 22:20 when I was on my way from work I've got a call from L to hurry up 'cause CC will play 2nd, right after Senf finishes their show.. luckily I already picked up Š who was going with me, we were on a half way to Marof and arrive there just on last two songs by Senf..
they are crossover metal punk band and those two songs was the first time I heard them live which is kinda strange because they are from Varaždin and they played everywhere around this area.. based on only those two songs I really don't have anything to say, I'm sure I will have the opportunity to see them somewhere else..
after their show, short pause, long enough just for say hi to some familiar crew, some was here on the last gig too, but few of them really surprises me like one old friend from Ivanić which I didn't seen, literally for ages..
then CC started to set up their gear and preparing for performance.. sound on them was somehow strange from the beginning, too loud vocals, too low drums but that didn't bother me at all because they are one of the most interesting bands here lately playing fast and pissed off hardcore punk, not on this today's usually modern way but fast and straight to the point without unnecessary complications just like it should be.. so regardless of the sound or anything else I think they would always be good and interesting to watch as far as I'm concerned.. I like the fact that vocalist talk between the songs, for example about what they are, also they dedicate almost every song to someone so ..crucified freedom.. get also one - Liar, which I mentioned as my favourite by them in some comment here on the blog, really pleasant surprise.. even if they started show in front of just few people by the end of their appearance Stara škola filled a little with crew attracted with their furious hc punk.. maybe there was some traces of tiredness visible in their performance because the day earlier they played and partying in some 200 km far away Ljubljana, but they did this show fair and uncompromised as always.. yes, and they played without the original guitarist who broke arm or something and to the guy who was replacing him this was just the 2nd gig with them, if you were listening CC before you know that the guitar, beside an angry vocal is one of the biggest trademarks of this band and considering on everything they were more than just good.. as icing on the cake they finished the show with cover of Sacrilege's Lifeline, just perfect!.. Š said that they are like new Nonsense, well I didn't think about that before but if nothing else I don't mind to go on "hundreds" of their gigs like we were going on Nonsense ones..
after them, One Burning Match from France who are on tour (Marof was their 1st stop in Croatia, they also visited Rijeka, Zadar and Pula).. well to be honest from the time I saw announcement about this gig I was sure I won't like them.. it's about this more modern, melodic hc punk that just doesn't affect me too much.. if nothing else they sounded mighty from the start, it's easily seen that they know how to play, they are all into what they are doing and I do appreciate this.. during their show some people who I don't usually see on such events appeared and make some chaos in front but luckily noone gets hurt so it was on some strange way interesting and funny to see that too, 'cause it isn't a thing seen a lot on gigs in Marof lately.. also before and after the show they left a good impression as a persons and they seems like cool crew, even one member was helping to the organisers to collect the empty bottles and garbage from the parking lot in front of the place, well I didn't see that for a while..
something longer pause after them we use for some more hanging and joking with friends, drink some juice (yes you read it right, juice.. I don't drink alcohol for two months and I fell kinda strange on gigs..)..
next were Bezdan old school thrash/black metal from Čakovec, regardless on their genre they are common guests at diy hc punk shows and festivals.. can't tell anything clever about them 'cause I'm not into this music at all, only that the interesting fact about them to me is that the vocalist is in the same time the drummer, maybe not so common case for the genre..
as Bezdan were playing like forever it was already past 2:00 when it was the time for the last band of this evening - Gemišt, grindcore band inspired with Zagorian hills and vines, mostly known by their split CD with Agathocles and playing gigs all over Croatia and few of them in Slovenia.. also they had on distro new two sided t-shirts which are one of the most awesome band shirts I saw and if I am a bigger fan of the band, grindcore or at least the drink from which they get their name I would buy one for sure.. they opened gig loud and surprisingly they wasn't drunk as it was expected but the thing is that this is probably the only band in this world that I like more on the recordings than live.. live they sounded more like brutal death, gore grind bands and that's just not my cup of gemišt (a, get it!? hehe).. when it's about grind I'm more into old school style of it and they are definitely closer to that sound on their releases than live.. as I was already extra tired, Š was having enough of beers, crew with which we hang out disappeared we decided to go home on half of Gemišt's show.. later I heard that they also played a long set, longer than usually..
all in all, one more good gig in Marof, surprisingly a lot of people, I'm extra glad that I saw CC live once more, also get promo CD Wasteland, seen some friends and so on.. only kinda sorry that we missed afterparty if there was some..
well there's nothing left to say except see you (most likely) in Marof on April 27th when there will be playing Canine and Rules, again not really bands by my taste but...you know what they say - support your local diy hc punk scene or die!..

Friday, 13 April 2018

INDIKATOR B / ABSURD / EKE BUBA 31.03.2018., Stara škola, Novi Marof

benefit gigs aren't actually nothing new in Marof, over the past years there were quite a few of them for various purposes and two weeks ago there was organised one for Anarchist bookfair in Zagreb which was held last weekend (6th-8th of April)..
I really don't remember when I was on some gig where at least one band wasn't having word "crust" or "d-beat" in it's full description or just part of it, but as always when it's about gigs in Marof it isn't just about the music itself and bands so there wasn't any chance to miss this one, even if my back was hurting me like hell and I had some serious troubles with walking/driving those days (btw this is the reason you read this report just today, I wasn't able to sit in front of the comp until the few days ago for more than 5 mins).. and in the end - 3 good hardcore punk bands which I wasn't seeing live before + it was benefit gig + all the effort my friend L is putting into all this diy hardcore punk stuff lately + venue, and one with another, it was just too tempting..
I show up there just after 22:00 and found out that all of the crew who was there arrived also just few moments before me, which is so strange for hc punk gigs but at the same time somehow usual lately, it seems like times are changing faster then we noticed it.. I remember when there were gigs here at least half people who attended it was gathering in late afternoon and started drinking and having fun all the way to the evening and concert itself, but obviously those days are gone..
gig started only after 23:00 and Indikator B opened the evening.. they are relatively new band and because members don't live in the same city they don't rehearse often and don't have much songs so their show was really, but really short, they played like four or five songs, each max 2 mins long and that was it.. probably one of the shortest live appearance I ever saw, but it was good and it is about really interesting mid tempo hardcore punk band in somehow old school spirit with atypical vocal which I don't mind, just the way singer is using his vocal is strange to me (I can't describe this) and I'm not sure if I like it or not.. last song was the fastest one and to me the best and unfortunately just when I get warmed up it was over..
after short pause guests from Belgrade - Absurd takes their instruments.. I was really curious about them 'cause I liked few live footages I saw online and they didn't disappointed.. they are female fronted, on the first, classic sometimes mid tempo, sometimes fast hardcore punk band but they are reviving some 90's balkan styled hardcore punk or anarcho punk in their sound, at least I experience them like this.. great vocals remind me on something between P. Materna and Unutrašnji Bunt vocalists and that only can be big plus, they have as it seems to me very skilled drummer, a lot of spoken word in their songs, again I liked faster ones the most of which they have something more than it's the case with Indikator B so they had something longer set but again a little too short if you ask me.. I'm really looking forward to some their record in the nearest future and hope that they will last..
last band that evening were Eke Buba.. in last few months I heard a ton of praises toward that band and some kind of hype started to grow around them here on domestic hc punk scene and based on what I've heard from their stuff online I was wondering why.. but I must admit, Eke Buba live is scary good band, fast as hell, nervous and intense speed punk which run through Stara škola like super fast train tearing down everything along.. from the 1st song there was loudly approving from the crowd which isn't the thing happening so often in Marof.. singer was having troubles with the microphone which was persistently turning around and escaping from him, at the end on the last song even died, but despite that it was really impressive show by them.. one of those bands I wouldn't really listen closely at home but live... - the other story..
when we are already at troubles with microphone it must be mentioned that the sound, despite of some minor technical problems which are already usual for the "floor gigs" here in Stara škola, was quite good, everything could be heard and the whole sound wasn't trashy how we are already used to, mostly because of luck of some serious and expensive equipment..
in the end to resume it - it was another short, fast and good "ordinary" gig in Marof which musically teared down all my expectations (I was sure Indikator B will be the best band to me, then Absurd and for Eke Buba I wasn't even sure to stay and watch them and in the end I enjoyed bands in reverse order), it was okay attendance, just I missed some local faces and I can't understand where are all those people who was mandatory on such events all those last years, even some decent amount of money was collected for ASK, all in all it was well spent evening..
another attack in Marof is this Saturday (tomorrow) so see you there!..

Thursday, 12 April 2018

HELLKRUSHER interview and new record on Sanctus Propaganda


I didn't do any interviews for ages, to be honest I'm not even in the mood for doing some, but today I read interesting one with Hellkrusher on Sanctus Propaganda blog so if you miss interviews go check it out here..
also new/old record is in preparation on S.P. label, about which you can find out more here..

Monday, 9 April 2018

upcoming gig in Novi Marof, Croatia


                              when?...........................................14.04.2018., Saturday
                              where?..........................................Stara škola, Novi Marof
                              who?.............................................ONE BURNING MATCH hc punk, Fra
                                                                                    CC hc punk, Zg
                                                                                    BEZDAN black trash metal, Čk
                                                                                    SENF crossover, Vž
                                                                                    GEMIŠT grindcore, Vž
                              entrance?.......................................25 kn


please pay attention on descriptions of the bands on the poster, something like this: GEMIŠT (mentally ill people on the street), SENF (amateurs), CC (they cure every disease), BEZDAN (they stole business secrets) and absolute winner ONE BURNING MATCH (they poisoned four millions starfish).. I have no words..

Sunday, 8 April 2018

upcoming gig in Ljubljana, Slovenia


                                        when?.........................................13.04.2018, Friday
                                        where?........................................club Gromka, Ljubljana
                                        who?...........................................KATAXNIA melodic crust, Gre
                                                                                            ĐORNATA raw crust, Slo
                                                                                            CC hc punk, Cro
                                        entrance?.....................................?

Saturday, 7 April 2018

upcoming events in Stara škola, Novi Marof

Novi Marof is alive and kicking again and that's the fact which makes me incredibly happy.. here's the poster for three upcoming events 'till the end of the month.. more info about them will follow here in next couple of days..
interesting fact: the original picture used for the poster is from 1960 when the road in the street where Stara škola is situated was build and covered with asphalt.. - that's the way you do your local diy punk gigs posters, hehe!..

Friday, 6 April 2018

upcoming gig in Rijeka, Croatia

very interesting band Matrak Attakk, anarcho colored grind crust from Belgium are on tour and after some troubles around where they will play in Croatia they set up a show in Rijeka on April 11th, gig in the middle of a week, after a long time in Podrum so support it if you can.. with them on the tour is also one-women band/project Ztratila Se Kocka playing some kind of folk punk on accordion.. knowing Podrum and Rijeka this gig might be fun..

                                   when?..........................11.04.2018., Wednesday
                                   where?.........................Podrum, Rijeka
                                   who?............................MATRAK ATTAKK crust grind, Bel
                                                                        ZTRATILA SE KOCKA solo accordion project, Bel
                                   entrance?......................?

Monday, 2 April 2018

upcoming gig in Zadar, Croatia







when?............07.04.2018., Saturday
where?...........Nigdjezemska, Zadar
who?..............HUMAN HOST BODY sludge crust, Slo
                       VOID FORGER sludge crust, Ro
entrance?........?

Sunday, 1 April 2018

14th Zagreb Anarchist Bookfair 06.-08.04.2018.


"Četrnaesti Anarhistički sajam knjiga u Zagrebu održat će od 6. do 8. 4. 2018. u AKC Medika, Pierottijeva 11. 
Anarhistički sajam knjiga u Zagrebu već četrnaest godina okuplja izdavačke kuće, grupe, projekte i osobe uključene u slobodarski pokret, te sve zainteresirane.
Osnovna ideja sajma je predstaviti anarhističku/slobodarsku literaturu i djelovanje što širem krugu ljudi, te stvoriti mjesto susreta i otvoriti diskusije važne za sam pokret i društvo."

14. Anarhistički sajam knjiga

MATRAK ATTAKK / ZTRATILA SE KOCKA euro tour 2018 (final dates)




LA CASA FANTOM live @ Liceo Mutante, Pontevedra (Spain) 10.03.2018. - video

two songs from gig in Pontevedra which was the part of their recent euro tour.. want some black magic on drums? - check the 2nd video from 5:10 till 7:30, hell yeah!..