Wednesday, March 1, 2017

blast from the past... Outré

the other day I completely accidentally ran into this on while browsing the net.. Outré were band with members from Čakovec and surrounding cities, I think somehow less known than some other bands from Čakovec in that time when scene there was one of the strongest in Croatia despite the fact that this band's members where playing in all those more known.. me too wasn't listened to them something special, don't know if they have anything recorded except this split LP with The Farewell Reason (also band from Čk) and to be honest today I rarely listen this type of music, but there is one thing that put smile all over my face when i found and played this - it is a fact that their gig at Rogoz in Varaždin back then in 2002 was one of the earliest gigs I ever was and there were some other bands playing that night but I remember that I was the most impressed by those guys and their performance stayed in my memory till today and maybe even still is the most intense experience when it's about live shows.. the fact that all those vocals are coming from one person + endless jumping and rolling all over the floor were the things that contributed to that 1st impression for sure.. they were playing sort of emotional hardcore which was quite popular back then but listening this today I get the feeling that they were a little bit ahead of their time.. video from above is from their reunion gig in 2009..

then I remembered that I wrote some review from that gig for 4th number of No Progress 'zine which wasn't never printed and after a lot of digging I found in one old box the original page with this report from the master for that number.. it seems that only this, last page and back page of the 'zine left.. report is on Croatian and it isn't something special but for all of you who will not understand it, in short: the gig was held in Varaždin and it was set as a promotion of releasing a CD by hc punk band Apfuken which were headliners this time and besides them there were also playing above mentioned Outré (Čk) then ny hardcore styled band Youth Against (Čk) and crust/metal/grind act  Cubre from Italy (one of the strangest bands I ever saw).. unless some macho violent pricks during Apfuken, nothing really special happened except that after the gig we walked home, it means some 14 km by foot.. nice..

Hardcore band from Croatia, disbanded in 2006., played one reunion show in 2009.
"Outré (Hemusevec, Cakovec, Varazdin, Mursko Sredisce) – we’re together almost 3 years now, and we all came from different bands (Britney’s Pierce, Bez panike, Panty Waists, Youth Against, The Farewell Reason, Apfuken, Overflow). We’ve played about 40 shows and one short tour with dutch band Cathode. People like to tell that we’re «great furious emotional hardcore» - we can tell that speed and shortness are our good actions, and we’re not ashamed of that… We are recording some stuff now for various compilations, split 12” and CD with our friends The Farewell Reason, and hope we’ll finally play whole European tour. Some of us like to drink, some like to have sex, some like to discuss – we could say we’re versatile band, opened for various collaborations… So, we’re fighting on, talk to us, and do whatever you want with us… "

Friday, February 24, 2017

benefit gig for 11th BASK (Balkan Anarchist Bookfair) @ Stara škola, Novi Marof 04.03.2017.

finally something good in Novi Marof, a gig with interesting young bands and with good cause, this time benefit for upcoming Balkan Anarchist Bookfair which will be held in Zagreb in April.. finally I am at home this weekend, don't have to work so I'll be there most likely..

Ako su temelji anarhističke ideje bazirani na antiautoritarnosti, autonomiji i solidarnosti, onda nam ništa drugo ne preostaje nego ih putem ovakvog benefita još malo učvrstiti..


* Path Of Cestoda (Karlovac)
(emotional neocrust/dark hardcore)
-Bend nastao početkom 2016. Za sad je izbačen lo-fi demo, a snimljen je i album koji je trenutno na mixanju. Emocije, d-beat i patnja.

* Stained Hand (Karlovac)
Bend nastao sredinom 2016. Za sad su izdali samo jedan demo. Brza glazba, ljuti ljudi.

* Wild Forms (Zagreb)
(nadrkani hardcore punk)
Vuku inspiraciju iz internacionalnog 80s hardcorea i vozećeg motorheadiziranog punka, a članovi su se nekad smucali po bendovima poput Vaseline Children,
Black Gust, Divided Minds, Black Sails...

* Left To Starve (Karlovac)
Iza sebe imaju jedno izdanje i dvije europske turneje. U pripremi je i novo izdanje koje bi uskoro trebalo izaci. Sviraju sludgy hardcore, nešto između Curseda i Eyehategoda, heavy...

* The Celetoids (Zagreb)
Nervozan punk rock koji zvuči kao hibrid KBD punka i Rudimentary Peni. Ovo im je prvo pojavljivanje pred očima javnosti nakon prošlogodišnje europske turneje s Eke Buba.

* U.B.T. (Čakovec/Zagreb)
Sjevernjački overdrive Hc/Thrash trio
Ovo im je prvi gig..

4.3. 2017. @ Stara Škola Novi Marof

Upad: 30kn

Monday, January 30, 2017

upcoming gig in Rijeka, Croatia

                                        when?...............03.02.2017., Friday
                                        where?..............Podrum, Rijeka
                                        who?.................NULLA OSTA d-beat hc punk, Pu
                                                                 BOSONOGO DJETINJSTVO post punk d-beat, Zd
                                        entrance?...........25 kn

Thursday, January 26, 2017


I am going pro, hehe.. got today some bad ass crucified freedom stickers.. thanks L for the idea and realization..

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

11th Balkan Anarchist Bookfair, Zagreb, April 7th to April 9th, 2017

The eleventh Balkan Anarchist Bookfair will take place in Zagreb from April 7th to April 9th, 2017. The bookfair will take place in AKC Medika, Pierottijeva 11 (MAP).

Balkan Anarchist Bookfair (BAB) is an annual anarchist event organised each year in a different place on the Balkans. First BAB took place in Ljubljana in 2003. Since then, it has been taking place almost every year in different cities across the Balkans. After Ljubljana in 2003, it was organised in Zagreb (2005), Sofia (2008), Thessaloniki (2009), Zrenjanin (2010), Skopje (2011), Ljubljana (2013), Mostar (2014), Zadar (2015) and in Ioannina (2016). More informations on past bookfairs can be found here.

Participation at the bookfair is open for all anti-authoritarian/anarchist groups, publishers, initiatives, places etc. (not just from the Balkans) so feel free to come and set up your stall or just visit the bookfair to participate in discussions.

As always, we are open for all suggestions and ideas when it comes to discussions. Also, if you have a text or a book you find interesting and you would like to present it or organise a discussion about a similar topic, just give us a shout.

The idea for such a bookfair is not new and it is based on the positive experience of other Anarchist Bookfairs. In many different situations, these bookfairs have proven to be important events and meeting places on both local and international levels.

This is why we need your help - come and support this event with solidarity and participation!

If you are willing to organise a benefit event for the 11th Balkan Anarchist Bookfair, we would appreciate the efforts very much! The money goes to covering tiny bookfair expenses and for helping comrades with traveling expenses.

If you can't come to the bookfair, you can consider sending some free publications, posters and other materials and we will distribute it for you. Also, you can consider sending books and other publications for sale, we will organise a stall for all of you that can't come but would like to present your work at the bookfair.Contact us at about details, the address to send stuff to, etc.

For more information visit

Monday, January 23, 2017

upcoming gig in Rijeka, Croatia

                                              when?..........................27.01.2017., Friday
                                              where?.........................Podrum, Rijeka
                                              who?............................G.U.B. punk rock, Slo
                                                                                  HAK ATTAK hc punk, Slo
                                              entrance?......................20 kn

Thursday, January 19, 2017


"On January 10th 2017, Themistokleous 58 Squat in Exarchia completed one year of activity. During this year our squat took a series of initiatives towards intensifying social war, and participated in numerous actions in support of projects and individuals targeted by repression of all authority.

We have put forward internationalist anarchic solidarity between rebels, believing that it can only be a reciprocal relationship aimed at building up affinity and complicity against the State, Capital and domination, and we continue to do so by factually tearing down phony divisions based on origin, language, gender, sexual orientation and religious or irreligious background of anyone in any way associated with our project.

We have stood up against the diffuse patriotism and racism (both overt and covert), and refused to discriminate against those who migrate on the basis of the status attributed to them by the authorities (refugees vs. non-refugees). We have sought to interlace the struggle against the control and repression of migration with a comprehensive, practical critique against the complex of domination, which is fragmenting and isolating any liberatory attempts to weaken and suppress them more easily.

We have shielded the anti-institutional character of our project by all means necessary, keeping the squat and its activities free from the presence and influence of NGOs, media and any intermediary. We have defended our political autonomy without altering the fundamental characteristics of our combative community. At the same time, we chose to meet with others on paths of multiracial clashes, working together whenever and wherever we considered that the respective political and organizational framework corresponded with our goals.

Themistokleous 58 Squat is both an anarchic political project and a housing space for people with or without papers. It is a subversive laboratory of theory and praxis, but also a place where individuals live and struggle together on the basis of self-organization, equal participation, horizontality, mutual aid and direct action. After one year of operation of the project, the experiences gained (both positive and negative) during the experiment of the 58 are a legacy of struggle valuable to us for the battles to come.

We invite everyone to join us on Saturday January 14th at 21:00 outside the 58 for a demonstration on the streets of Exarchia. We do not forget Shahzad Luqman, a migrant from Pakistan who was murdered by neo-Nazi scum in the Athens neighborhood of Ano Petralona in January 2013. We do not forget the thousands of migrants who were beaten, imprisoned, deported or assassinated by the world of states and their borders.

To support the project financially, join us on Saturday January 21st from 21:00 for a solidarity party at the 58; with live music performances by REZA ASKI (voice guitar from Iran) and SIMO (rap, from Morocco), DJ sets, food and drinks."

Themistokleous 58 Squat
th58 [at] riseup [dot] net

upcoming gig in Ilirska Bistrica, Slovenia


                                                  when?..........28.01.2017., Saturday
                                                  where?.........MKNŽ, Ilirska B.
                                                  who?............PIZDA MATERNA extreme hc, Slo
                                                                     PASMATERS hc, Cro
                                                                     SICK CRAP hc punk, Cro

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

upcoming gig in Zagreb, Croatia

                                              when?..........21.01.2017., Saturday
                                              where?.........AKC Medika, Zagreb
                                              who?............BOLESNO GRINJE grind, Cro
                                                                 ZAPRTI ODDELEK grind, Slo
                                                                 DROP THE HAMMER grind death metal, Cro
                                                                 ALIGRINDTOR grind, Cro
                                              entrance?....30 kn

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

upcoming gig in Krško, Slovenia

                                     when?................14.01.2017., Saturday
                                     where?...............MC Krško, Krško
                                     who?..................MALIŠA BAHAT screamo hc, Cro
                                                              RELENTLESS YOUTH punk screamo, Slo
                                     entrance?...........3 euros

Monday, January 9, 2017


so Optimalinija Kaos Panonia was a grindcore/noisecore/extreme hardcore festival taking place in Novi Sad in July last year and was one of the most interesting underground festivals in this area.. it was actually a split of two festivals Optimalinija, originaly started in Moscow but becomes international through the past years and serbian Kaos Panonia fest..
the organizers of this event wasn't lazy so they even published their own 'zine in which are represented, with good and interesting interviews, all the bands that were performing this year.. really nice idea and it end up just well if you ask me.. don't really know if this was distributed before the festival or at the place of the event (I found about it few months after the festival, as usual, hehe..), but in the end it isn't really matters, what counts it's the effort put in it..
besides those interviews there is an introduction, article about history of Optimalinija fest and short description of the bands.. it doesn't seems much but there is a bunch of interviews and they are good.. I won't list all the bands here, you can check the festival poster.. at the first I didn't think it has some sense to write about it now since this edition of the festival is long over but there are some really interesting things about some not so well known bands which is always good..
there is print and reading versions available on the net.. all you must do is to download it and discover a lot of info about some pretty awesome grind/extreme hc bands..


Sunday, January 8, 2017

ACCIDENT - Accident

Accident are hardcore punk band from Zagreb with members who circulated through many of the ex and some still active punk bands from Zagreb scene.. there was already few words about them on this blog before but in short: they existed since 2014 and if I'm not wrong already had something like last gig and had a few shorter pauses at their work but here they are with new album recorded in December 2016 and released on bandcamp.. this is their 2nd full length album so be sure to check 1st one also..
allegedly, there will be published some promo CDs with this material soon.. and until then if you want some pretty good punk (or on croatian: prilično dobre pankčine) go to Accident's bandcamp..

Saturday, January 7, 2017

MISANTROPIA - Power Hating Slaves

something new, something fresh and something hell of a good.. new and fresh at least to me because I discovered Misantropia just the other day and good, well I'm sure you will like it if you're at least a little into crust grind or death metal.. don't know much about the band except they are from Portugal (yes, some parallels with Simbiose can be drawn..), exist since 2010 and are delivering greasy mix of crust, old school grind and death metal with great male/female vocals.. don't know if there are some other releases but this one is great.. it's recorded in November 2016, released as a tape on Larvae records in December and will be soon released as a split LP with Ruinas on Neanderthal Stench..
the best crust release in 2016?.. I don't think so, there are a little too much metal influences in there, but it's bloody close..