Wednesday, October 18, 2017

upcoming gig in Zagreb, Croatia

                                           when?...................22.10.2017., Sunday
                                           where?..................Klaonica squat, Zagreb
                                           who?.....................LA CASA FANTOM experimental core, Nor
                                                                         RUINAS stenchcore, Arg
                                                                         CC punk, Cro
                                           entrance?...............25 kn

upcoming gig in Rijeka, Croatia

when?..............................21.10.2017., Saturday
where?.............................Podrum, Rijeka
who?................................LA CASA FANTOM experimental core, Nor
                                         RUINAS stenchcore, Arg


more info

Saturday, October 7, 2017

DEATHWISH / U.B.T. / OTVORENI PRELOM / DISBAJA 05.10.2017., Stara škola, Novi Marof

after a long, actually too long time, one more interesting gig in Novi Marof.. there was some ultra positive atmosphere and mood all around this one whole two weeks before it happened, from the day I found out about it, probably the reason was just that there wasn't any gig with such good line up like for ages in Marof and, well it is Marof.. I had huge expectations of it, was sure there will be a lot of familiar faces and one more great party, but this time I was so wrong.. at least with one part..
but let's go from beginning.. as I found out from the conversation with L who organised this event, there was a plan to make some gig for Disbaja in Marof for a long time already so when Otvoreni Prelom was asking for a gig on their mini tour through Croatia that was great opportunity to call Disbaja as well.. U.B.T. are old friends and glad too see guests and only two days before gig Deathwish from USA pop out and instead of gig in Zagreb where they were supposed to play that night they are transferred in Marof.. and this is how this interesting crew of bands ended out together in small city in the middle of week (Thursday).. well, and that was the biggest problem, as shown later..
when me and Š arrived in 20:30 (gig was about to start in 21:00) there wasn't literally no one except organiser, two guys who were supposed to work on bar, the guy selling tickets and folks from the States.. that's where we start to be a little suspicious about if there will be any people there.. there was some joke about how confused guys from Deatwish looks like and was probably asking themselves, something like, where the hell we come to.. shortly after, guys from Otvoreni Prelom arrived, as we later found out they had some car accident on the way and a lot of troubles, that's was the reason why they were late, and few minutes after them crew from Zagreb also come with all the backline so after setting everything up gig could begin.. in meantime some 10 - 15 people gathered not counting the bands members and that just make me sad.. I mean, I do realize that it was Thursday, a lot of people was working the other day, go to school, etc., but I was also at 5AM next morning on my way to work, even some band members was working the other day but still we were there.. I really didn't expect that, and that's just shame..
anyhow, Deathwish takes their positions and open the gig without any sound check or whatever and they played their 20-25 min set without any compromises despite they were in front of 30 people or less, respect for that.. I'm not fan of such kind of music, heavily Motorhead influenced hc punk, but they sure are good, well played band and it was extra interesting to see them this night..
after really short pause, U.B.T. takes the stage and they kicked some asses.. thousand times better gig then the last time in Marof and they were great back then too.. vocal was almost sober this time, they sound more rehearsed then ever, I really like what V is doing with guitar and all together it was great performance.. short set by them in old school raw hc punk way with a lot of microphonia and noise in between songs, a little bit echoed vocals, friend said that they sounded like After the Bombs, well they sounded more "american" than Deathwish, hehe.. everything was great by them only a little too short performance due shortness of their songs, so I hope that they will make few new ones 'till the next time and play a bit longer..
after them, Otvoreni Prelom from Serbia.. I don't know what I feel about this band, they aren't too good to me at studio recordings but I liked few live videos I watched on youtube before.. anarcho colored hc punk by them, occasionally with two vocals, they somehow reminds on all this 90's/early 00's atmosphere but there is just something missing, don't know what but can't decide if I like them or not, strange.. anyhow good performance by them too..
and for the end, as it once again confirmed that night the best and the most quality domestic band at the moment - Disbaja.. last time when I was watching them in Zagreb, if I remember well they were playing mostly some newer songs and sounded to me more metal as it should be, by far when it's about my taste so I was a little bit worry how they will sound but this time they were playing also old songs like to me the best What Are You Looking For, Saboteri Mladosti and Fog of Lies, also cover of Varuker's Another Religion Another War and with their 30-35 min performance finally shaken up those 30 people who were there.. and yes they were only band that night that was asking to play bis, and they of course did.. they are really, really mighty band live and even if I'd watched them already like 10+ times I just want more!..
after the gig and just few words and pictures with "crowd" we go home because we were working in the morning.. at the end it was actually a hell of a gig, I'm just sorry and kinda ashamed when such good bands need to play for 15 people or for other bands.. we complain about the scene every day and when you should bring your lazy ass to a gig and support your local scene you stay at home.. that's just lame.. and yes, the most important on the facebook event there was like 40 people "is going" and 58 "is interested" - up the facebook punks!.. and to all other people from Varaždin, Marof and Čakovec for which I know that they aren't assholes - where the hell were you on Thursday!??..
I mean I was on gigs, for example in Zagreb, with such or even less number of people but didn't expect that from Marof..
luckily we were drinking a lot so organiser manage to collect some gas money for the bands from the beers.. also bands from Zagreb left their part of money to bands that were on tour and except of great playing that was the only praiseworthy thing and bright part of this night..
see you next time.. I hope in bigger number..

Thursday, October 5, 2017

few upcoming gigs..

when?.............09.10.2017., Monday
where?............Monteparadiso club, Pula
who?...............DAŠA FON FLAŠA acoustic punk, Sk
                        ANTISOCIAL SKILLS hc punk, Cz

when?...........12.10.2017., Thursday
where?..........Bolid, Varaždin
who?.............DAŠA FON FLAŠA acoustic punk, Sk
                      ANTISOCIAL SKILLS hc punk, Cz
                      SENF metal punk, Cro
entrance?.......15 kn

when?.......12.10.2017., Thursday
where?......Monteparadiso club, Pula
who?.........FORCA MACABRA hc punk, Fin
                  KOVAA RASVAA hc punk, Fin

when?......12.10.2017., Thursday
where?.....Klaonica squat, Zagreb
who?........GENERACION SUICIDA melodic punk, USA
                 ILL WIND punk'n'roll, Cro
                 DROTPAD punk, Cro
entrance?..30 kn

when?......13.10.2017., Friday
where?.....Klaonica squat, Zagreb
who?........FORCA MACABRA hc punk, Fin
                 KOVAA RASVAA hc punk, Fin
                 NO SANCTUARY metal punk, Spa
entrance?..30 kn

when?..........14.10.2017., Saturday
where?.........Suburbia, Novi Sad
who?............FORCA MACABRA hc punk, Fin
                    KOVAA RASVAA hc punk, Fin
                    NO SANCTUARY metal punk, Spa
                    MUTABO mutant crust punk, Ser
entrance?.....300 din

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

reminder on tomorrow's gig in Novi Marof

so, it's look like tomorrow will be another one interesting and hopefully great night in Marof.. everything is ready and except previously announced bands as the last minute surprise there is confirmed one more, Deathwish, motor-charged punk from Wisconsin, USA who should have gig in Zagreb that day.. maybe not really band by my taste, but it will sure be interesting and fun to watch band from USA in Novi Martof..
besides them there will also play Otvoreni Prelom from Senta, Serbia which are on mini tour through Croatia, and after Marof they will play also in Pula and Kastav.. like "domestic" support there will be great Disbaja, raw punk crusties from Zagreb which in last few gigs experimented a lot with some more metal influences as it was usual before, so it will be also very interesting to hear.. and for the end also great band, 2nd time visiting Marof U.B.T. raw oldschool hardcore punk with members from Zagreb and Čakovec which are pretty active lately with live shows..
I'm really looking forward to this gig and hope to see some familiar faces there.. until tomorrow, stay well and cheers!.. pankčina..

Monday, October 2, 2017

upcoming gig in Idrija, Slovenia

when?..........06.10.2017., Friday
where?.........Swenak, Idrija
who?............DISEASE d-beat raw punk, Mac
                     DEATHWISH motorcharged crust, USA
                     S.O.R. oldschool hc, Slo
                     GRABLE punk, Slo
                     KRIPEL BATALJON hc punk, Slo

Sunday, October 1, 2017

UDAR GROMA festival 2017

poster for upcoming, 4th edition of Udar Groma festival in Karlovac 06.-08.10.2017.. 1st night looks really promising.. this is actually poster for music part of the fest and about other events there you can find out something more on this link (on Croatian only)..

Friday, September 29, 2017

upcoming gig in Novi Marof, Croatia

when?...........05.10.2017., Thursday
where?..........Stara škola, Novi Marof
who?.............OTVORENI PRELOM @ punk, Ser
                      DISBAJA raw punk metal, Cro
                      U.B.T. raw hc punk, Cro
entrance?.......25 kn

for a long long time there wasn't gig in Novi Marof with such good line up.. see you there!..

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

LA CASA FANTOM live @ Dojd/Major, Moscow (Russia) 08.10.2012. - video

well, for me La Casa Fantom is perfect example of how internet and ease of access to endless number of bands isn't always good thing.. I think, I heard many times about La Casa Fantom before, listen their recordings which I downloaded from the net couple of times, even I might be on one of their gigs in Zagreb, can't remember exactly, probably I was drunk, but in this sea of thousands of hc punk bands I've lost them somewhere in bunch of DVDs with mp3 files which are collecting dust in some drawer.. and I'm sure, if I bought some of their records and not only downloaded mp3 files they would draw my attention before because in that case I would give it a closer listen for sure..
luckily, few months ago I ran into, well probably the most awesome live video on youtube.. it's just incredibly how just one bass guitar and drums can provide such huge amount of energy, noise, force and emotions.. really great music, sometimes melodic and sometimes totally noisy, slow and then again fast, two down tuned vocals from hell, all together brings enormous wall of despair and depression which will hit you like a fast train.. that especially applies on their live shows but their records are also story for itself..
it's very hard to define what genre they belong to so I will not even try to put them in some borders, some says that they play neo crust, I wouldn't agree but check it for yourself.. in my opinion they are definitely band which could easily outgrow some diy hc punk frames but they still keeps everything in real diy spirit, releasing records on their own, going on tours, etc. which is great..
to compensate my lack of dedication to this band in the past I'm waiting the mailman with their LP "Feed My Silence" which is on it's way and will most likely go on their shows in Rijeka and Zagreb next month while they are on tour..
and you, for the beginning, can now sit comfortably, have some beer, turn up your speakers and enjoy this masterpiece, and then maybe you join me on the gigs.. if you're not fun of such noise you might need to listen this couple of times before realising what I wan't to say and of all the greatness of this, but eventually you will.. at least that was the case with me.. cheers!..

P.S. - video doesn't have "embed" option so you can't watch it here, but below is the link which I found on this channel..

Monday, September 25, 2017

OTVORENI PRELOM mini tour in Croatia



Sunday, September 24, 2017

DISEASE euro tour October/November 2017

now this is what I call a tour.. Macedonian finest d-beaters are hitting the road once again and will conquer Europe in next two months.. they still need help for few dates so if you can help, contact them..

''Dis Nightmare Will Never End...'' European tour 2017

01.10.Skopje (MK) -CONFIRMED
02.10.Thessaloniki (Greece) – CONFIRMED
03.10.Sofia (Bulgaria) - CONFIRMED
04.10.Belgrade (Serbia) - TBC
05.10.Budapest (Hungary) - CONFIRMED
06.10.IdrijaLjubljana (Slovenia) - CONFIRMED
07.10.Bologna (Italy)-Need help!!!
08.10.Milano (Italy) @ COA T 28
10.10.Winterthur (Switzerland) - TBC
11.10.Zürich (Switzerland) – TBC.
12.10.Frankfurt (Germany) - CONFIRMED
13.10.Kortrijk (Belgium) @ The Pits - (CONFIRMED)
14.10. Gent(Belgium)-CONFIRMED
15.10. Liège (Belgium)-CONFIRMED
16.10.Eindhoven/Rotterdam (Netherlands) - Need help!
17.10.Amsterdam(Netherlands) - CONFIRMED
18.10. …and more drinking….
19.10.Groningen (Netherlands) @ Bambara
20.10.Bremen (Germany) @ G 18
21.10. Kiel (Germany) - CONFIRMED
22.10. …still drinking…
23.10.Copenhagen (Denmark) - TBC
24.10. Malmo - Need help???
25.10. Gothenburg, Linkoping, Norrkoping - Need help???
26.10. Oslo (Norway) @ Barrikaden
27.10.Orebro (Sweden) - Need help? 
28.10.Avrika (Sweden)-CONFIRMED
29.10. Umea (Sweden) - Confirmed
30.10...and some more drinking...
31.10.Lulea (Sweden) - CONFIRMED

01.11.Oulu (Finland)- CONFIRMED @Tukikohta
02.11.Kuopio (Finland) @ Ottopoika (Confirmed)
03.11.Tempere (Finland)-CONFIRMED
04.11.Turku (Finland) - CONFIRMED
05.11.Helsinki (Finland) @ Sir Oliver
06.11.Tallinn (Estonia) @ Ülase 
07.11.Riga (Latvia)-CONFIRMED
08.11.Vilnius (Lithuania) @ XI20 (confirmed)
10.11.Grodno (Belarus)-CONFIRMED
12.11.Torun (Poland)-CONFIRMED
13.11. Warsaw (Poland) @ Przychodnia Squat (confirmed)
14.11.Berlin (Germany) – CONFIRMED
15.11.Leipzig (Germany) - Need help!
16.11. ...and drinking...
17.11.Prague (Czech Rep.) - CONFIRMED
18.11.Brno (Czech Rep.)-CONFIRMED
19.11.Bratislava (Slovakia)-CONFIRMED
20.11.Vienna (Austria) – CONFIRMED
21.11. Postojna (Slovenia) – CONFIRMED
22.11.Zagreb (Croatia) - Need help!
23.11.Novi Sad (Serbia)-CONFIRMED

Saturday, September 23, 2017

upcoming gig in Zagreb, Croatia

when?..........30.09.2017., Saturday
where?.........Grey Room, Zagreb
who?............DISORDER hc punk, UK
                     DISBAJA raw punk metal, Zg
                     BAKTERIJE punk, Čk

Friday, September 22, 2017

upcoming gig in Rijeka, Croatia

when?..................23.09.2017., Saturday
where?.................Podrum, Rijeka
who?....................APORIA post hc screamo, Pol
                             365 DNI melodic hc punk, Pol
entrance?.............25 kn

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

LA CASA FANTOM euro tour October 2017

10.10.17 Blitz, Oslo
12.10.17 ADA, Warsawa
13.10.17 Lublin
14.10.17 Lviv
15.10.17 Krakow
16.10.17 Wroclaw
17.10.17 SF Mini, Olomouc
18.10.17 Hajovna, Zilina
19.10.17 Budapest
20.10.17 Zelezniki
21.10.17 Rijeka
22.10.17 Zagreb
23.10.17 Menza, Ljubliana
24.10.17 SUB, Graz
25.10.17 Eternia, Praha Eternia
26.10.17 Pivni Bar, Liberec
27.10.17 Garlic, Dresden
28.10.17 G16, Leipzig
29.10.17 Rummelplatz, Berlin

                          LA CASA FANTOM

Monday, September 18, 2017

upcoming events in Novi Marof

so it seems some things in Novi Marof again started to happen.. friend sent me an e-mail today with poster for some upcoming events.. there will be little bit of everything - exhibitions, parties, gigs, projection of documentary movie, etc... really looking forward to that, and I hope I will be able to catch some of those.. my favourite is gig with Otvoreni Prelom, Disbaja and U.B.T. on 5th of October there's no chance to miss this one.. more info about this one and the others as well will be posted here in next few weeks..

Saturday, September 16, 2017

SCUMBRIGADE live @ 924 Gilman St, Berkeley, CA 03.06.2000. - video

well, this is just... PERFECT!.. Scumbrigade, one more band which flew by my radar back then when they were active and which I discover completely accidentally on the net, despite of very familiar name which rings a bell somewhere deep in my mind, but I'm pretty sure I didn't listened them before..
in short if you ask me what perfect band would sound, answer will be - something or exactly like this.. even they are from Sweden I wouldn't say that they play typically Scandinavian crust punk or whatever but they were more like a good mix of British meets central European meets Balkan anarcho punk with m/f vocals and crust (maah you know that euro crust sound from 90s, right!?..) maybe I'm insane but that's how was my 1st impression of them, especially when I was watching this video recordings..

don't know anything about them, according to the net they didn't have some impressive discography, but obviously they toured USA and they had split with mighty Tolshock and that's something..

be sure to check their other releases as well (the tape is awesome, I love every minute of it and it's 40min long), I'm sure you won't regret it..

okay, can't finish this post other than: peace, love and anarchy!...and crust!, hehe.. 

Scumbrigade - tape

Scumbrigade - Negative Hardcore Destructive Youth

Scumbrigade / ENS! split

Thursday, September 14, 2017

BESTHÖVEN euro tour 2017 - CANCELED!

was looking for more info about upcoming Besthöven euro tour for which i heard something recently, but apparently it's canceled and according to his facebook page, sadly he will not have live shows never again..

I remember back then in 2011 (can't believe it's been fckng 6 years ago already..) when he was on euro tour together with Kontatto and the gig in Ilirska Bistrica, it was hell.. I'm sorry 'cause it won't happen again..


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

upcoming gigs in Ljubljana, Slovenia

when?.............16.09.2017., Saturday
where? Gromka, Ljubljana
who?...............FATUM stench core, Rus
                       TANTOR thrash metal, Rus

when?............18.09.2017., Monday
where? Gromka, Ljubljana
who?..............BORN FOR SLAUGHTER crust, Mak
                      MORBID CREATION death metal, Slo

Sunday, September 3, 2017

today in Klaonica squat, Zagreb

when?..........03.09.2017, Sunday
where?.........Klaonica, Zagreb
who?............BORN FOR SLAUGHTER crust, Mac
                     BAGMANS noise grind, Cro

Monday, August 28, 2017

upcoming gig in Zagreb, Croatia

when?................01.09.2017., Friday
where?...............Grey Room, Medika, Zagreb
who?..................IMPULSO  hc punk, Ita
                           DADAR punk, Ita
                           UBT raw hc punk, Cro
                           INDIKATOR B hc punk, Cro
entrance?............30 kn

Thursday, August 24, 2017

RUINAS euro tour September/October 2017 (need help!)

28.09. - Dresden (D) @ DIY Eckladen
29.09. - Leipzig (D) @ liwi
30.09. - Berlin (D) @ Kopi AGH 
01.10. - Neutramm (D) @ Raum 2
02.10. - Hamburg (D) @ Lobusch
03.10. - Groningen (NL) @ Bambara
04.10. - Bremen (D) @ SWH
05.10. - Arnhem (NL) TBC
06.10. - Gent (B) Confirmed
07.10. - day off
08.10. - Paris (F) - @ La comedia
09.10. - Saint die des vosges (F) @ l'Entracte II
10.10. - Besançon (F) @ PDZ
11.10. - Biel (CH) @ Bahnhöfli
12.10. - Vevey (CH) @ FMR 
13.10. - Lausanne (CH) Confirmed
14.10. - day off
15.10. - Zurich (CH) TBC
16.10. - Winterthur (CH) TBC
17.10. - Innsbruck (A) @ Decentral
18.10. - Treviso // Venice (I) NEED HELP!
19.10. - Ljubljana (SLO) @ jalla jalla
20.10. - Ilirska Bistrica (SLO) @ MKNZ
21.10. - Rijeka (HR) @ Podrum
22.10. - Zagreb (HR) @ Klaonica squat
23.10. - Linz // Graz (A) NEED HELP!
24.10. - Vienna (A) @ Venster 99
25.10. - Jihlava (CZ) @ MC Bezvedomi
26.10. - Praha (CZ) @ Baryton
27.10. - Berlin (D) @ Kopi Koma F

Sunday, August 20, 2017

upcoming gig in Zagreb, Croatia

when?..........22.08.2017., Tuesday
where?.........Močvara, Zagreb
who?............MORT MORT MORT screamo post rock, Fra
                    STAINED HAND powerviolence, Cro
                    PATH OF CESTODA dark hc screamo, Cro
entrance?.....30 kn

VOIDFILLER live @ Cyclopen, Stockholm 30.09.2016. - video

as I mentioned Voidfiller in previous post, here is one more live footage, this time from Death Rhythm fest 2016 in Sweden which for sure looks like hell of a fun.. I like it, on 9:45 when Steve swears on Croatian: "a u pičku mater", hehe..
play it loud!..

Saturday, August 19, 2017

NO SANCTUARY festival 2017 - video



thanx to here are some videos from this years No Sanctuary, there are some rumors that this one was the last edition, so if you miss it maybe you can find at least a little bit comfort in those videos..
it seems like 2nd day was a blast with Swordwielder, Hibernation, Đornata and Voidfiller.. and, hey check out Voidfiller, there's no Steve on vocals, no problem, here is Christina from fckng Agrimonia, hell yeah!.. I would really like to know the story behind this one, was it planned or...!?..

Friday, August 18, 2017

some new 'zines... Out of the Darkness and Crowd Pleaser

it's been a while since last post about some new 'zine here.. I still owe you reviews of Čebula #3 and #4, Nula Negativ #1 and IOSC #18 which are the latest 'zines I have read and now they are already pretty outdated, so I don't know if there is any sense to write some reviews, we will see.. but in meantime there are two new 'zines appeared in neighboring Serbia, still haven't read them but you can find reviews of them on Just Can't Stand It! blog..
go check it there: CROWD PLEASER #1
                            OUT OF THE DARKNESS #1, #2

Thursday, August 17, 2017

awesome package from Sumoggu records..

earlier today mailman cheered me up with this awesome package from Sumoggu Records which I ordered few days ago.. some older things which are on my wishlist for ages + one of the best new records out there, mighty Vastation/Mutabo - split..
I'm feeling like it's my birthday right now..

just a few quick words about records - Life Possession/Gomora - split and Anaeroba - Over the Walls and Borders come on beautiful splatter vinyls, Gelo/Baka Yaro - split and Vastation side of split with Mutabo has some really awesome artworks, also there is big Mutabo poster included which for sure goes on my wall, just when I made some diy frame for it and Man in Shackless/Last Security split 7" comes in one of the nicest cover/wrapping that I ever saw, interesting thing if you consider that this split is released back in 1998..
and Mutabo from the vinyl - hey what a masterpiece.. few weeks ago when I mentioned this split in one of the previous posts I wrote that there is something in their music that reminds me of Mad Max atmosphere, well on the end of their thanx list there is stated: "Peace, Love, Anarchy ...and Mad Max" - hehe, I fckn knew it!!..

btw, check Sumoggu records (sumoggu[at], he have really a bunch of vinyls for fair prices and you can expect an easy deal and fast response from him..

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

upcoming gig in Rijeka, Croatia

when?................19.08.2017., Saturday
where?...............Podrum, Rijeka
who?..................ELECTROZOMBIES death doom crust, Chile
                          SO BEAST experimental post punk, Italy
entrance?............25 kn

Sunday, August 13, 2017

VEHEMENCE euro tour September 2017 (need help!)

10. EISENBERG @ Confirmed
11. WROCLAW / DRESDEN need help
12. KRAKOW confirmed
14. GRODNO confirmed
15. MINSK confirmed
16. VILNIUS @ XI20
20.  ROSTOCK @ the rostocker wagenplatz to be confirmed
21. HAMBURG @ Gängeviertel 
22. OLDENBURG @ kill the plastic smile festival

upcoming gig in Čakovec, Croatia

when?...........16.08.2017., Wednesday
where? Prostor, Čakovec
who?.............PATH OF CESTODA dark hc screamo, Ka
                      MIDNIGHT CLIMAX hc punk, Zg
                      U.B.T. raw hc punk, Zg
                      STAINED HAND powerviolence, Ka
entrance?.......15 kn

SEVERED HEAD OF STATE in Kraljevo (Serbia) 2003 gig report by Vojkan

 there is an interesting gig report written on Diy Conspiracy webzine about Severed Head of State gig when they were playing in Kraljevo back then in 2003.. nice reflection of how things on diy hc punk scene worked back then in small, with war stricken country..
go read it HERE..

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

upcoming gig in Varaždin, Croatia

                                              when?............05.08.2017., Saturday
                                              where?...........Ulica Krste Hegedušića 60, Varaždin
                                              who?.............U.B.T. raw hc punk, Zg
                                                                   ZVGATOR metal, Čk
                                                                   BKD oi punk, Vž
                                                                   CROWD CONTROL thrash metal, Vž

Friday, July 28, 2017

upcoming gig in Zadar, Croatia

                                                    when?................01.08.2017., Tuesday
                                                   where?...............AKC Nigdjezemska, Zadar
                                                   who?..................ILL WIND punk'n'roll, Zg
                                                                              LEFT TO STARVE sludge hc, Ka
                                                                              DROTPAD punk, Zg
                                                                              LE ISOLE DI ANARCHIA , Zd
                                                                              SO BEAST experimental post punk, Bo

Thursday, July 27, 2017

blast from the past... Undone

few months ago I made post about Outré, emotional hc band which I listened back then as a kid and the other day I again accidentally find some live footage of one other similar band - Undone and I remembered that I was spinning them on the tape countless and countless of times..
only then I realized that I was having a real emotional hardcore phase and I was listening a few such bands so I will make one or two more posts in this "blast from the past" scheme when it's about emo hc/screamo bands that I listened.. and who knows,maybe I'll do it also with some other genres, could be interesting 'cause I'm known as a nostalgic bastard..

first touch, and actually the only one 'till some more recent time when I got internet, with Undone was when I get mix tape from one "mail buddy" back then with few really interesting stuff (see the picture) and among others there were Undone and I remember that they impressed me the most.. probably because the rest of the bands I already knew or because they sounded a way different then other on this tape.. it was actually first emo hardcore band that I ever heard.. I said emo hardcore and not screamo on purpose because this was exactly what such music was called then (to be completely honest they called themselves hardcore punk, but if you wanna describe someone how they sound you would use term emo hc).. there still wasn't those black haired pop emo kids and bands which comes on everyone minds when they hear word "emo" (who knows, maybe that's the reason why later those bands are labeled as screamo, or that comes from American bands like Orchid and the likes, I don't know..)..
even, it's obviously, I'm not some expert for this genre, I know, in that time there were many similar bands, like Ivich, Jasemine and Anomie for example (yes, I did my homework, hehe), and of course Undone together with them makes interesting new noise and for sure were one of the founders of genre which is today known as "french screamo", the term with which even some bands that aren't from France nor have anything with this country gets described by..

but let's go back to Undone.. they were, as you probably realised by now, band from France (Mantes, to be more precise) playing some seriously good hc punk in which they perfectly combined fast and slow parts.. it means slow was usually intros in the songs or some down tempo interludes while most of the songs ends up in fast and intense hardcore, all that nicely completed with great vocal full of emotions and despair, sometimes more like spoken but most of the time screamed from deepest parts of lungs.. oh, how many times I jumped and screamed all over my room listening to them, especially on song Witness (because of it's heaviness) and Ashamed (because it was the fastest one) which were my favourite..
when it's about the lyrics, they are on English and are pretty good, mostly in depressing tone but very socially and politically engaged.. also covers of their releases often contains some texts, opinions about music, politics and such things written by the band members, so obviously they were a band with much to say.. one of those who provide the same attention to their music and lyrics and consider both of them equally important..
Dark Future was their LP released in 1995 and I get it recorded on above mentioned tape.. even later I get some more stuff from them this one remains somehow the best and the dearest release by them to me.. from the rest of their releases I remember that from some distos here in Croatia was available their split tape with Pau Etere which was benefit for ALF and for other I found out in times when I got internet access..
even they were short lived band they had decent discography which looks something like this:
Demo tape - 1993 (self released)
Undone 7" - 1994 (Stonehenge Records, Kleines Mädchen)
Undone / Shatter the Myth Split 7" - 1994 (Stonehenge Records, Kleines Mädchen, Autosatisfaction)
Dark Future LP - 1995 (Stonehenge Records, Kleines Mädchen)
Undone / Peu Être split tape (Opale, Le Brun Le Roux Corporation)
The Other Side 7" - 1996 (Stonehenge Records)

yesterday when I was investigating a little on the net about them, with the intention to make this post more interesting, I couldn't find much except almost the whole Dark Future on youtube but then I remembered of a great blog which I follow for already long time LA MORT D'UN(E) MODERNISTE and as I knew which kind of stuff are posted there think to myself, if I can find something about them I will find it there and of course I was right.. this guy made series of posts about french emotional hardcore punk and among others he have complete discography of Undone for download with covers, booklets and all the other interesting stuff included.. awesome.. so if you still didn't hear this great band and you are at least little bit into emotional hardcore (don't know why but even if you aren't into such kind of noise I'm sure you'll like it..) go and check it.. to me they are very interesting band and anytime I'm in the mood I'm coming back to them gladly even if today I listen something different music.. but how the old Croatian saying says - "that's all punk" and that is the most important..

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

PURA VIDA fest 26.-27.07.2017., Mochvara, Zagreb

today and tomorrow in club Mochvara in Zagreb.. entry is 30 kn for each day.. more info here..

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

NOISE & RESISTANCE festival 2017. - video


video is from go there and check some cool photos from festival..

Monday, July 24, 2017

some great fresh releases..

there was a ton of good releases this year definitely worth to empty your wallets, some older bands hit us with new recordings a bunch of new one which also deserve full attention, it's actually impossible to catch it up with all or at least with most of them.. but here are some that stuck into my eyes or ears, however you want, in last couple of months.. so let's go..

KONTATTO - Fino Alla Fine (LP)
few months after we were able to hear new single from Italian d-beat punk monsters Kontatto, in March this year they released full album which is available from Agipunk records on vinyl or on band's bandcamp in digital form..
it's their 3rd full length album and even if I like more the 1st two, this one continues the story just well and for sure is one of the best and to me personally one of the favorite releases this year..
there are even 1000 pieces of LP pressed and also there was limited edition of 100 copies (don't know if still available) on red/black splatter vinyl..

favorite tracks: Fino Alla Fine and Picci

okay this one is here in first row because of Mutabo, which slowly but for sure becoming one of my favorites when it's about some dark crusty stuff.. for Portland's Vastation I must admit didn't ever hear before but I made a quick check at the bandcamp and they are also pretty good band playing some kind of slightly death metal influenced brutal crust punk.. they even cover Nausea's Godless..
but let's go back to Mutabo, really extraordinary material by them 5 songs recorded in January this year and published on bandcamp under the name Omnia Mutantur.. there is something mystically, magically, mad max atmospheric and wild in their music, I can't describe it but check it for yourself, you won't regret it.. there are definitely visibly some influences of members ex bands such as Dažd, Nakot and Atomski Rat which was all great bands but this sound like you took all the best from mentioned ones and created this perfect form of dark and raw anarcho crust punk..
LP is released and available by Neanderthal Stench in Europe and Nero One records in the States..

favorite tracks: Levijatan and Belladonna

just after finishing their recent euro tour new album of this great d-beat crust maniacs from Sweden is released as a result of collaboration of even 10 worldwide distros: Romantic Disasters, Not Enough records, Breeding for Extinction, Mundo en Kaos records, Profane Existance, Phobia records, Distro-y records for LP, then Distro Rakkos and Mundo en Kaos for CD and Bullwhip records and Doombringer records for tape.. for now only LP is out and the cassettes and CDs are still in the pressing..
all together 11 new songs in already recognizable style by them, d-beat crust hardcore with anarcho colored lyrics, mostly songs are under 2 minutes and don't slow even a little so you maybe can get some picture about what is here about.. maybe just a little bit softer and less chaotic than on previous releases, but still they are one of my favorites of current active bands when it is about such kind of noise..
666 pieces of LP is released, 333 are on splatter vinyl, available from above mentioned records and distros or for more info visit Crutches blogspot..

favorite tracks: Burning Bridges and Guerra Social

okay, there is no need for my bragging about this one, 'cause you all know both bands and it's hard to say something new what still hasn't be said.. VOW side is recorded during 2016 in Sweden when they was having tour there and can be heard at bandcamp here: and the Hellkrusher's side is recorded back then in 2012 and contains 2 still unpublished 'till now (I think) songs by them.. I didn't still heard their side, but will hopefully pick this little gem somewhere in closer future..
7" is released by Power it Up records and can be ordered on their site.. and you can read cool review of this release on Good Guys Go Grind blog..

favorite track by VOW: Mindslaughter

LEBENDEN TOTEN - Mind Parasites (LP)
Portland's Lebenden Toten give us headache and are playing with our nerves already some 15-16 years and through all this year they are the most interesting noise punk band to me few years back there wasn't any fresh releases by them and this year they hit us with 3, this one and also with "Static" released by Iron Lung records which is actually single 7" and with self released flexi 7" named "At The Window".. there are some changes in sound, they even added synth in some songs but it's still good old noise punk with echoed vocals, distorted guitar shredding enormous doze of noise, furious and loud bass (thing that I like the most on this release), actually everything we are already used to hear from them.. LP is self released by the band and I don't have idea where you can buy it here in Europe, I know that there were few copies on Insane Society distro but it's already sold out.. maybe the good solution is to buy the tape released by Voice from Inside Tapes which includes songs from all 3 releases (Static 7", Mind Parasites LP and At The Window flexi 7").. or if nothing else, you can hear it at youtube..

favorite tracks: Inferno and Mind Parasites

HIBERNATION - In the Years of Desolation
and for the end one upcoming release for which I am really looking forward to be released is from the mighty and legendary Greek metal crust punk band Hibernation or Χειμερία Νάρκη on Greek.. album is ready and will be published till the end of 2017, it means 14 years after releasing of their last album.. also they are currently active back again with live shows and are preparing mini euro tour which will be held in next couple of days..
don't know any more details about the record, its format, etc..., and for now there is only one song available on the net (last song of the album) called Chase of the Dream and you can listen it on the youtube..