Monday, June 26, 2017

D-SAGAWA live @ Gross Outlet, Alston, Massachusetts 11.03.2016 - video

I like when in the sea of similar and sometimes boring d-beat bands I found such gem as this one is.. D-Sagawa are d-beat crust band from Boston, Massachusetts, don't know much about them except they have great demo "I Want to Die Suffering" released in 2016, also on their bandcamp you can listen a new single from upcoming release which also sound great..
even on demo they sound something darker, maybe I'm insane but I swear I hear some black metal influences there, but on few live videos that I found on youtube they deliver pure d-beat, straight into your face and heavy as hell.. just when I thought that perfect d-beat band doesn't exist I found this, well maybe...
also found one nice review and could't agree more with it hehe, go read it here:

Monday, June 12, 2017

NUCLEAR ALTAR - Mankind in Decline (tape) [2017]

just few weeks after publishing Nuclear Altar's second demo online on bandcamp I got it by the post mail in its officially release form as a tape.. even though I listened this monster countless times before I got the tape, now the whole feeling is somehow better and complete..
demo was recorded in April this year and the best thing about it is the way it was recorded, apparently on just one microphone and at once and the whole material sounds in that good old primitive and raw way which is the thing that I miss the most on current recordings of nowadays hc punk and crust bands.. and when you see cover which is made in cut and paste style the whole thing just radiates real diy spirit..
there are all together 14 tracks (including some already heard on 1st demo and Dislike, Hellkrusher and U.B.R. covers) in something different sound as it was on "Blessed Ruins".. well I could easily write a book about bands from Požega changing their sound and members so that's the case here as well.. some time after releasing the 1st demo Neno left the band so Gera (previously on bass) take the drums and Nani (ex Fight Back, Hellback...) joined the band as a new vocalist, and Kktz this time sticks to guitar most of the time, doing just some back vocals in few tracks.. of course all that affected on a new sound, as well in speed (new drummer) and in something different guitar sound and riffs similar as in guitarist's other crust/black metal project Gutterskull and of course a new vocals which are now female.. but despite all that they managed to keep this darkness and filth which this band was recognizable for before and to deliver us some serious doze of great raw hardcore punk, still in d-beat style maybe with some more metal/doom influences, all played in old school way without any unnecessary complications.. so few songs are something slower as usual like Infernal Disappearance, Mankind in Decline, Slavonian Funeral, but there are also some real d-beat attacks which are my favorites like Constant Distruction, Legacies of Death, End of Illusion and Ghostblood Rituals.. from other I would like to point out the Dislike cover Victims of Progress which is great and was one of my favorites songs of Dislike.. all lyrics are on English written by Kktz in already familiar minimalistic but strong and powerful style and dark and full of despair tone, and are spited out through angry Nani's vocals..
in short, if you want to know how the apocalypse would sound from it's crushing and devastating beginning to slow and agonized end and death of mankind and nature - listen to this..
beside really nice artwork, xerox cover consists of band pictures and lyrics, all songs are recorded on both side of the tape, also you get sticker with it and the whole thing is released in only 80 pieces so hurry up if you wanna get yourself a copy.. it's available from Olden Sonorities distro for 20 kn / 3 euros..

just a quick review on CRUTCHES / DISBAJA gig @ AKC Attack, Medika(Zagreb)

yesterday I witnessed a gig of one of the best crust bands that ever had visited Zagreb.. by this "the best" I think by everything, by their attitude, performance, behaviour and of course musicaly .. such a complete band!.. I'm talking about Crutches, d-beat raw punk monsters from Sweden which finally decided to visit this part of eu-rope, as they said, hehe.. too bad one drunk fool ruined the gig and make them play, I think a waaay shorter as they wanted to and for what they were in the mood.. I don't know anymore, probably this is all punk, but this time it pisses me off.. anyhow, I'm glad I saw this amazing band.. just too bad people here don't realize what kind of band played here yesterday, I mean when Disbaja played there were more people inside the space and we can see them like every month.. I don't like give such comparisons etc. but Crutches are really in the top top of world's crust, they are level of bands such as for example Visions of War, D-Clone, Doom and the likes, I'am not kidding. okay just feel the urge to mention this here, some proper review of this event will follow when I get a computer because it's bloody hard for me to type and make posts with mobile phone.. cheers!..

Friday, June 9, 2017

upcoming gig in Ljubljana, Slovenia

when?........26.06.2017., Monday
where?.......Gromka, Ljubljana
who?..........LEBENDEN TOTEN d-beat noise, USA
                  ĐORNATA crust, Slo

Thursday, June 8, 2017

LEBENDEN TOTEN euro tour 2017

aaaa, Lebenden Toten, another one awesome band for which I thought I was never able too see live.. now when they will be playing in Europe they of course bypass Croatia (I don't have luck), in Ljubljana I can't go because of work so who will come with me in Vienna?..

Friday, May 12, 2017


well, it's official - my laptop is dead.. also summer is here, just around the corner and one with another it looks like it's time for a new break here.. just in time I was getting some inspiration and will to make some more interesting posts here and try to bring this blog on some higher level, at least when it is about "quality" of stuff published here and make new posts more freqwent.. well, I guess I don't have luck with technology..
anyhow, see you next Tuesday 16.05. in zagreb at Disbaja / Crutches gig, actually if there will be gig, because Medika is facing an eviction these days, and the deadline for moving out is just on Tuesday.. and here we will see/read us 2 or 3 months from now or yet when I save up some money to buy new laptop or pc..
until then stay well, have some cold beers and enjoy!..

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Izgubljeni Potencijali - Odjeci iz prošlosti fanzinske kulture - video

iako je od ove izložbe prošlo sad već skoro dvije godine, tek neki dan sam naišao na ovaj video intervju sa autorima nekadašnjih fanzina Warhead, Tko Je Tvoj Neprijatelj? i nešto recentnijeg Pajser Šmajsera i čini mi se skroz zanimljiv pa ga evo i ovdje..

Friday, April 28, 2017

upcoming gig in Zagreb, Croatia


                                   when?................................29.04.2017., Saturday
                                   where?...............................Klaonica squat, Zagreb
                                   who?.................................LUST FOR DEATH stench crust, Fra
                                                                           REGRESSION OF STYLE melodic death metal, Cro
                                   entrance?...........................20 kn

Thursday, April 27, 2017

MUTABO / CONCRETE WORMS euro tour May 2017

          01.05. Idrija 

          02.05. Leipzig 

          03.05. Berlin 

          04.05. Brno 

          05.05. Bratislava 

          06.05. Ljubljana 

upcoming gig in Ljubljana, Slovenia

when?............28.04.2017., Friday
where?...........Gromka, Ljubljana
who?..............LUST FOR DEATH stench crust, Fra
                     HUMAN HOST BODY metal crust, Slo

Monday, April 24, 2017

CRUTCHES euro tour May 2017

10 MAY - GER Berlin, KomaF
11 MAY - CZE Prague, Azyl Pivni Bar
12 MAY - SVK Bratislava, Garaze pod pristavnym mostom
13 MAY - HUN Szombathely, Végállomás Klub
14 MAY - SER Novi Sad, Suburbia 021
15 MAY - CRO Zupanja
16 MAY - CRO Zagreb, AKC Attack
17 MAY - SLO Ljubljana, AKC Metelkova mesto
18 MAY - AUS Wien, Venster 99
19 MAY - CZE Prague, Modrá Vopice
20 MAY - GER Leipzig, Chemnitz
21 MAY - SWE Malmö, Plan B

Saturday, April 22, 2017

NUCLEAR ALTAR - Mankind in Decline demo 2017 free download

so the whole demo is online on Nuclear Altar bandcamp and there is also free download link on mediafire..
demo sounds great if you ask me, not any fancy production this time, recorded with just one mic and at once, without any philosophy and complications.. there are few brand new songs, some are already heard on "Blessed Ruins" and 3 covers by U.B.R., Hellkrusher and Dislike..
tape will also be out soon.. that's all for now, some proper review will probably follow when I get the tape.. until then enjoy debris and filth..

Friday, April 21, 2017

AntiFA fest 21st and 22nd April 2017, AKC Metelkova Mesto, Ljubljana (Slovenia)

"Under pretense of austerity measures and desire to limit the number of migrants in the country, politics of current Slovenian government are bringing separation and hate into society. Barbed-wire fence on the southern border, introduction of quotas for migrants, new laws about migration and pushing migrants out of the country altogether created an atmosphere, in which increasing number of actions by Neo-Nazi sympathizers are merely the street face of such politics.

Last year alone, Neo-Nazis carried out three bigger assaults on autonomous spaces (on Sokolski dom in Novo mesto for collecting food and clothes for migrants, on Rog Factory in Ljubljana, while it was defended from eviction, and on Autonomous cultural zone Metelkova mesto). Similar attacks happened in the past as well. Autonomous and other open spaces represent the symbol of free creativity, fighting for radical equality and stand against all forms of oppression.

The question all of us should therefore ask ourselves is: are we going to tolerate bigotry in graffitis and stickers? Will we tolerate verbal and even physical assaults? By attending our antifascist festival and our work on and around it, we want to show that different worlds and different politics with the messages of anti-fascism, freedom, solidarity and openness are possible. If you want to say a clear NO Neo-fascism, nationalism, racism and hatred, join us on 21. and 22. of April 2017 in Metelkova, Ljubljana and be a part of our ANTIFA FEST!"


WEDNESDAY - 19.4.2017

- 20:30 Exhibition - History of AntiFa fest (Jalla jalla)

FRIDAY - 21.4.2017

- 15:00 Food not Bombs (in front of Jalla Jalla)

- 15:00 Alternative fair: distributions // crafts-produce // graffiti workshops // dress-making workshops //screen printing // board games (Metelkova courtyard)
If you want to sign-up for the distro table, write to

- 15:30 Workshop for kids - Skupinski premik, naredimo mozaik! (Galerija Alkaraz)

- 18:00 Info-kafana: Presentation of antifascist struggles in Greece and discussion (A-Infoshop)

- 19:30 Zborke: Feminist choir

- 20:00 CONCERT – RAP NIGHT! (In front of Jalla Jalla; in case of rain in Gromka)

Naji: Iman Shahryari found himself in Ljubljana after annoying politicians in his native Iran with critical songs and was forced to run away.
Parvaz -
Shakhsiat -

Sajkoslav - Abstract, marijuana rap with bass, dub and hiphop background.
Trilr Sajfr -
Kilometrpapu 3 -

N'toko: Miha Blažič aka N'toko, raper from Slovenia, blogger and columnist
Zig zig -
Dvojna morala -

- 22:00 DJ SAJKOSLAV - underground hiphop (Jalla Jalla)

SATURDAY - 22.4.2017

- 12:00 Basket tournament – Throw fascism in the bin (Courtyard behind Celica Hostel)
No applications, just come and bring the equipment. We will welcome if you find a crew of three people ahead of the event.

- 15:00 Food not Bombs (In front of Jalla Jalla)

- 15:00 - Alternative fair: distributions // crafts-produce // graffiti workshops // dress-making workshops //screen printing // board games (Metelkova courtyard)

- 15:30 Workshop for kids - Skupinski premik, naredimo mozaik! (Galerija Alkaraz)

- 18:00 Infokafana: Discussion - Fight against building the hydroelectric power plant on river Mura (A-Infoshop)

- 20:00 CONCERT - PUNK NIGHT!: (In front of Jalla Jalla; in case of rain in Gromka)

Ämbonker (D): Anarcho punk from München

Vivere merda (I): HC/Anarcho punk from Udine

- 22:00 DJ Rudar (Vox populi) - antifa punk

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

NUCLEAR ALTAR - Mankind in Decline - new demo out soon!

here is promo video for upcoming Nuclear Altar demo with new song called Ghostblood Rituals which will soon be available as a free download and as a tape.. more info will follow here or at the following links:
- Nuclear Altar blog
- Olden Sonorities

Monday, April 17, 2017

HOMOMILITIA live in Byotom, Poland 22.12.1991. - video

one of my favorite eastern european bands.. bad sound and video quality, but hey it was 91 and it's hardcore punk.. where were you in 91?..

Monday, April 10, 2017

upcoming gigs in Zagreb, Croatia

                                            when?.........................13.04.2017., Wednesday
                                            where?........................AKC Attack, Zagreb
                                            who?...........................MALIŠA BAHAT screamo hc, Vž/Kc
                                                                               NAILED IN hc punk, Zg
                                                                               WILD FORMS hc punk, Zg
                                            entrance?....................30 kn

                                              when?...........................16.04.2017., Sunday
                                              where?..........................AKC Attack, Zagreb
                                              who?.............................PMS 84 punk, USA
                                                                                   RIXE oi punk, Fra
                                                                                   EKE BUBA garage punk, Cro
                                                                                   U.B.T. hc punk, Cro
                                            entrance?.......................35 kn

                                          when?.............................19.04.2017., Wednesday
                                          where?............................AKC Attack, Zagreb
                                          who?...............................THE ARSON PROJECT grindcore, Swe 
                                                                                 FRADAG DEN 13:e hc punk crust, Swe
                                                                                 NAMET crust metal, Cro

Thursday, April 6, 2017

benefit gig for 11th BASK 04.03.2017., Stara škola, Novi Marof

this is Marof not L.A. and this is just quick review on this event which was held few weeks ago and not another usual gig report.. plus some rants about that some special bond between me and N. Marof..
why's that?.. well there's several reasons, like all the bands playing that night are young, I wasn't seen them live before and didn't listen to their records (except Left to Starve) so I wasn't pretty sure which band were on the stage in certain moment, actually don't know if all the bands even played, then I was really drunk after a long time and one with another, I don't consider myself enough competent to write something more about this gig and the bands themselves.. but as I promise to some friends that I will write few words about it on the blog, here it is.. and to be completely honest with you, when it's about the gigs in Marof it was never about the bands but it's about the people, atmosphere and that some strange feeling of mine every time I'm on some gig there.. I think, I'm running this blog almost 8 years (yeah, you read this right..) and didn't ever talk something special about Marof and that just isn't fair..
so let's go from the beginning, for everyone who don't know Novi Marof is small city situated in north-west of Croatia with population somewhere about 2000, but even that small it always had and maybe still has significant place on domestic hc punk scene.. and if nothing else there is a rich history of the gigs held in that town, for example I remember the 1st gig I attended in Marof was somewhere in 2000/2001 on that years edition of Rock in Marof (last year was 20th anniversary of 1st edition of this gig) in old ex-cinema in the center of the town when there were some bad metal bands playing mostly covers but I had a great time and the love between me and this town was born.. few years after that some change of generations happened there as it seems to me, some younger people appears and starts doing gigs in this same old cinema.. they were usually gathered around youth association Alternativa.. even I'm not fan of  some official organizations, associations, etc. I must admit that that they accomplished great things for local scene and not only local but also a lot wider.. also some individuals appeared from time to time like my friend L who started a diy iniciative Crni Flomaster so in last 10-15 years there were really a bunch of great gigs from for example Tarapana fest which lasted 2 or 3 days, to smaller events like Diy Manifesto and numerous "ordinary" gigs.. on those gigs in old cinema there were always a lot of people, a hundreds of them from all areas of Croatia and even from abroad, also every active and at least a little significant band from that time played there.. when city authorities decide to demolish the old cinema and build a new fancy cultural center I was afraid that everything will die, but the crew from Alternativa after some period of inactivity moved in other space, an old school just few meters away from the cinema and started to organize events there.. okay, even if very big part of that whole spirit and feeling died with old cinema to me there is plenty of it left still 'till today.. I bet most of you have some place where you feel special whenever you go there on gigs, well for me this is Marof..
that's why I was happy when I 1st time heard about this gig few months ago.. finally all my obligations, work, etc came together and I was free this weekend.. unlike some better past times when on gigs in Marof traveled whole crews of at least 10 people from our place this time just me and Š go there.. at first I was sure I will drive, but Š didn't want to go if I wouldn't drink so we persuaded his wife to drive us there.. we arrived pretty late about 22 and I'm not sure if anyone played before but after few minutes Path of Cestoda climbs up on stage, this "climb up" you can take figuratively because this time bands were playing in front of the big stage, on the floor.. they are young emotional hc/neo crust band from Karlovac and they sounded to me more like they are on some rehearsal than playing gig.. even the vocalist said they do not rehearse to often.. and yes then I saw that L was not only organizer but also sound editor and the sound was pretty good during all night, somehow raw and dirty, maybe just a little too low vocals..
after them the band I was really looking forward to see U.B.T. from Zagreb/Čakovec.. well , they were great with short set but were looking, acting and performing like a real punk band should - drunk, dirty and loud.. okay I'm nut subjective here 'cause musically this band was the only one close to some my music taste and I know some members but they did their show pretty good and it was really fun to watch them.. they even played song A.B.C. which ironically speaks about "theory anarchists" and their bookfairs, and this was benefit gig for one, well...hell...
after them it was time for another one band from Karlovac - Stained Hand.. 'till then they were definitely the most practiced band of the evening.. at first two or so songs I thought they will be very interesting, especially because of great female vocal, but with time they become boring to me, sorry but this kind of modern hc just isn't for me.. but they sure are good band..
here some bad beers started to work and the rest of the night is blurry to me and from the rest of the bands I remember only the part of Left to Starve gig.. if I remember well they played pretty long set and also become a little boring at the end, no offense, it's just about my fcked up music taste.. even if they are on the paper crust/grind band actually they are some strange mixture of grind and sludge or I don't know what, anyhow not really for my, lately very sensitive, ears, hehe..
at the end it was a good gig, solid fun, a lot of familiar faces which I didn't see for a long time (too long..), get 3 new 'zines and covers for The Truth 7'', and of course gig was for a good purpose..
later I found out from L that after all travel costs to bands were covered a very solid amount of money left for BASK and that is great, even I didn't expect that but this bloody Marof surprised me once again..
just a remainder BASK will be held from 7th to 9th April in Zagreb so if you'll have chance go there and support the whole thing..

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

NO SANCTUARY festival 2017

hell yeah, fckn HIBERNATION!.. and Visions of War and Loš Primjer!.. can you beat that?!.. no you can't..

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

upcoming gig in Ljubljana, Slovenia

when?..............23.03.2017., Thursday
where? Gromka, Ljubljana
who?................RIISTETYT hc punk, Fin
                        NULLA OSTA d-beat hc punk, Cro

Monday, March 20, 2017

upcoming gig in Pula, Croatia

                                                   when?...............24.03.2017., Friday
                                                   where? Monteparadiso, Pula
                                                   who?.................RIISTETYT hc punk, Fin
                                                                            PASMATERS hc punk, Cro

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

NUCLEAR ALTAR live @ Tom klub, Požega 11.03.2017. - video

part of the 1st Nuclear Altar gig with new line up, last weekend in Požega.. they sound great if you ask me, I'm sorry 'cause I miss this show, but hope there will be some other chance to see them live in  the nearest future..

Saturday, March 4, 2017

upcoming gig in Zagreb, Croatia

                                           when?.................22.03.2017., Wednesday
                                           where?................Klaonica squat, Zagreb
                                           who?...................RIISTETYT hc punk, Fin
                                                                      DISBAJA d-beat hc, Cro
                                          entrance?............25 kn

Friday, March 3, 2017

upcoming gig in Pula, Croatia

when?..........17.03.2017., Friday
where?.........Monteparadiso club, Pula
who?............KRLJA grindcore, Zg
                    DISBAJA d-beat hc, Zg
                    ALIGRINDTOR grind, Zg

Thursday, March 2, 2017

upcoming gig in Požega, Croatia

when?...........11.03.2017., Saturday
where?..........Tom Klub, Požega
who?.............NUCLEAR ALTAR crust, Pž
                     MARRIED BODY rock post punk, Pž
                     VRANE r'n'r, Pž
                     AMEN metal, Pž

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..

Friday, January 6, 2017

new year, new struggle... + some past gigs..

so, new year is here, your shitty new year resolution has been made, you'll becoming a better man and everything.. don't worry - it won't happen..
in general, there's no any indications that this year will be something better then previous one in any aspect, at least from my side of view, but as it says: the hope dies last, so I wish to myself and to all of you a better and happier new year..

how to start a new year then with something that happen last one, so let's go..
I wasn't on any gig like since forever and don't really remember which was last one (maybe Hellback's gig in N. Gradiška??!..) and I really miss going on them, but to be honest there aren't any interesting gigs lately in my closest surroundings and don't have will, time and opportunities to hit the road somewhere farther..
so all that I have left is to read some gig review here and there or see some videos on the internet and that's how I found following ones at the pages.. those was some of the more interesting gigs lately, of course when it's about my music taste..

NULLA OSTA / PASMATERS/ DISBAJA @ Grey Room, Zagreb 3.12.2016.

this one was pretty good, I'm sure.. I found about it just the day before when one of my friends ask me if I'll go, I didn't because the other day was working in the morning and later when I heard that the whole thing started only after the midnight that turned out as a good call..
pay attention on Disbaja, oh my... how they are good.. btw it was their 1st live show with the new drummer..
Pasmaters are one of the long lasting bands on the domestic scene and always well received in Zagreb..
and dinosaurs from Nulla Osta wasn't played long long time in Zagreb so they were probably interesting to folks who was there.. they also have some new members..
there are bunch of good photos from that night and a bad gig report on this link..
"na krilima slobode - ravno u smrt!"

ALTERCADO / MISA HISTERICA / KRLJA @ Reciklaonica, Zagreb 18.11.2016.

believe me or not, I still wasn't in Klaonica squat not a single time and to be honest I'm ashamed of that 'cause it is the only real one squat in Croatia.. this time didn't go because of total bizarre reason - I forget about this gig.. I was sure to go on that, then forget about it and the next thing is I find some live footage from the gig on net.. total failure..
Altercado and M. Histerica, bands from faraway and exotic to us Chile were on their euro tour and already well known Krlja as a local support..
again gig report and photos you can find here.. apparently some fight broke out there during the night, which isn't nice..
"solo estas preocupado de la belleza de tus asesinos,  si te gusta la vanidad, comienza a usar la cabeza, si quieres sentirte importante... - asesina a tus asesinos!!"

SCAB EATER / DISEASE / LIFE SCAM @ Attack, Zagreb 2.11.2016.

and one for I didn't even know and I'm really sorry I miss it 'cause Disease are one of the most perspective d-beat punk bands from the Balkans (if the verb "perspective" can be used in describing one d-beat band, hehe..).. I mean I knew that Disease and Life Scam (both from Macedonia and sharing some members) are on tour and about their gig in Ljubljana but didn't have an idea they would also play in Zagreb..
and about Scab Eater (Australia) I 1st time heard while reading/watching this stuff here..
"Stacked and cuffed, bloody mess, Savage pigs, ruthless, Violent acts sanctioned by the state, Savage pigs, full of hate, No escape!"