Friday 28 December 2012

upcoming gig in Zagreb, Croatia

when?.................................................6.01.2013., Sunday
where?................................................AKC Medika, Zagreb
who?...................................................LJUBIŠA SAMARDŽIĆ hcpunkcrust, Zg
                                                           PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE hcpunk, Zg
                                                           BAMOVI hcpunk, Zg
entry?..................................................minimum donation: 20kn

Wednesday 26 December 2012


The Villa Amalias squat has been an open political, cultural and social space, as well as a housing collective, for the past 23 years. In all these years there have been plenty of active groups in the squat including groups on theatre, concerts, musical studio, stained glass, kids’ space, dancing, foreign languages, computing, printing press, screenings, lending library, vinyl exchange – while the squat has also hosted plenty of political and cultural events by other groups. Apart from these activities inside its building, Villa Amalias has also contributed to the resolution of neighbourhood issues by participating in the residents’ assembly of Victoria square and by organising open, outward looking activities in the area – including open mic interventions, free markets, collective kitchens and kids’ events at the square.
In all these 23 years, the Villa Amalias squat has formed multiform qualities that reflected the equally multiform composition of the subjects and groups comprising it – and which in turn derive from the wider squat movement, from the Anarchist and Anti-authoritarian space and from the movement for class and labour antagonism. These qualities have materialised through the co-organising and participation in demonstrations, interventions and mobilisations concerning labour, antifascist and antiracist struggles; solidarity to persecuted squats, to migrants and persecuted comrades, to university and high school student struggles as well as the to struggles for the reclaiming of open, public spaces.

The squat’s building was abandoned since 1973 and it had been in a horrendous state. Since 1990, which is when it was occupied, it has stayed alive and maintained thanks to the financial contribution and personal work of the squatters themselves as well as all the comrades in solidarity.
The apparent owners of the building ( the municipality of Athens, which has has some enormous property wealth and the school buildings’ organisation) are both renown for cases of expropriation of private property and illegal declassification [of listed buildings]. The most extravagant case of such was the enormous Haragioni building at the junction of 3rd September and Ioulianou street, which turned overnight from a plot designated for the construction of a school building into a shopping mall.
In contrast to them, who see buildings and spaces as yet another arena for profit, the Villa Amalias squat and its activity is a concrete example of its premise for the creation of free social spaces that oppose financial exploitation of any kind; that are set upon anti-hierarchical, self-organised, solidarity and horizontal structures; that respect humans and support those at the bottom end of the calss pyramid, to which we also belong.
This is why the maintenance of the building, as mentioned above, is undertaken by the squatters and those in solidarity with them – in the last 4 years in particular, after the two murderous arson attacks that the squat received from para-statists, whether waged or not. These particular attacks caused gross material damage which nevertheless did not form an obstacle in Villa continuing its action. To the contrary, they boosted the morale of the people that comprise it. With the aid of all comrades, the facade of the building on the side of Cheiden Str was renovated while the restoration and further improvement of the building have commenced with the aid of architects and civil engineers.
The continued attacks are not the only ones that the project has been subject to in all these years. Due to its location but also due to its ideological values and political characteristics, Villa has oftentimes found itself targeted by the state and parastate alike. In all these attacks we always responded with our words, publicizing the events and propagandizing our positions and our beliefs through open social interventions.

On 20/12/12, at 7.00 am, men of the state security raided our Squat under the pretext of an investigation concerning “drugs” and “explosives”, following a supposed anonymous complaint. They arrested 8 people who were inside the Squat at the time, of which three were guests. They confiscated objects from the squat which the state security then used as evidence for the fabrication of charges including felonies and misdemeanors - charges that we reject. Especially when our felony acts are based on some empty beer bottles and on a tiny amount of petrol that was discovered next to the heater.
For us, this move is an explicit political choice by the state. At a time of financial and systemic crisis, the state launches an attack in all directions, degrading the life of those from below and trying to wipe out any cell of resistance and of creation of negation: this may translate in the botching of labour rights, in the promotion of racist ideals that contribute to a fascist turn of society, in the creation of conditions of insecurity aimed at us accepting the constant surveillance of our lives, or in the persecution and slandering of political spaces and subjects that rise against all the above.


Villa Amalias Squat
80, Aharnon Str. & Heiden

for more info at what happens with this squat lately visit occupied london here:

Thursday 20 December 2012

WASSERDICHT live @ Unterhund, Ormož (Slovenia) 9.06.2012. - video

"Wasserdicht is band formed in 1990.. they released two split LP's, in 1996 with punx Scuffy Dogs and in 2002 with crust/grind band Humanitar, as well as a split single with noisy hardore band Konstrukt (1996) and split mini CD with straightedge band FxPxOx (2003).. they also participated on numerous compilations (Preko zidova nacionalizama i rata, Unterhund Veselica, Europe in Decline, Rudi Rat vol 6, No Border Jam 4/5, Zrcalo Dehumanizacije...) and has appeared on numerous gigs in Slovenia, Croatia, Austria, Germany and Italy.. after a long break they recently returned to the scene.."

those vids are from their show on Compact Flatusss festival, on which, btw I was been and it was great fun.. this was their 1st live appearance after few years of hiatus..  found those videos here:


Wasserdicht/FxPxOx - split CD download here:

Wednesday 19 December 2012

SCHIZO #7, #8 fanzine

7th issue of this 'zine was published on September, 2011.. on 44 pages you can read interviews with Besthoven (mostly about their recent euro tour), Blanks 77, Buiten Gebruik, For Fuck Sake, Menace, Pistofficer and Stagebottles.. except those interviews there are also report from Buiten Gebruik/Spotlics euro tour, gig report, few articles about elitism on punk scene, about football where author is comparing football fans and supporters with d.i.y. punk scene and few more.. and for the end we have a tons of records and 'zine reviews.. the biggest news from the earlier issues is that in this one there is more author's articles and thoughts and less interviews which is commendable, in my opinion..

in number 8, which was released on May, 2012 we have interviews with bands Partiya, Toxik Ephex, Inner Equilibrium, Subcultural, Subalert and also with Really Fast records, then we have Belarus and Goiana (Brazil) scene reports, reviews, few articles and already familiar, from previous numbers, pool on the theme of Swedish bands.. all that on 56 pages.. at the end I must mention that the interviews in this 'zine going better, more detailed and interesting from every new number.. also thanx to Micke for mentioning this blog in his 'zine.. at Schizo blog you can download print or reading versions of those two numbers, same as previous ones or you can read them online..

Tuesday 18 December 2012

let's bring some noise... pt. 1

okay, it's time for a new section here on ..crucified freedom.. some bands send me links for their stuff, recently to write some reviews and put download links here on blog.. as I didn't have time and energy for that in last couple of months it takes whole eternity to comply with all the requests and e-mails and now there's a lots of that.. so from now on, every once in a while I will make posts such as this one with few words (not really proper reviews) about some releases wandered in my inbox..
apologies goes to bands who waited so long and message to all other bands which will send stuff - only bands playing hc/punk/crust and if their work is based on d.i.y. principles will be taken into consideration, that means no to all "alternative/modern metal/blah blah" etc. bands..

IMPORTANT: all materials and download links represented here are provided by the bands and they don't impersonate to any copyright infringements..

DEAD//BEAT - Tremors [2012] (tape)

“We are Dead//Beat, hardcore punk from Brooklyn. We’ve recently finished recording and producing our latest EP “Tremors”Well we started playing together a little less than a year ago with a hiatus when we were between drummers. When we first met Frank (our bassist) had no clue really how to play bass and kyle our drummer had never played punk rock before. we recorded a shitty demo a few months back and since then weve played dozens of shows and recorded Tremors. Most of the songs are politically or socially driven and our sound definitely stems from 80s hardcore roots.”
okay, here we have 9 songs + intro in about 9 minutes so you can already get some picture what is this about.. almost all songs are under 1 minute long.. music is mid tempo 80’s styled hardcore punk with aggressive and nervous vocal influenced from bands like, let’s see, Black Flag maybe.. don’t listen that kind of music often, so I can’t tell anything else but it’s clear that this is pretty decent 1st album by this young band.. on their bandcamp page you can also listen and download their demo recordings released in August of 2011..

TROPICAL YOUTH / DISPOR - split [2011]
split of two Brazilian bands and two different styles, but considering on lyrics with pretty much the same ideas and messages.. Tropical Youth plays fast thrashing hardcore and they are represented here with 5 songs.. on the other side, with 4 songs, Dispor are hardcore anarcho punk band in good old latin-american style, pretty raw sound, two vocal (male and female).. really nice record with two great bands which I haven't heard before.. in the file are included all the artwork, lyrics and their translations on english.. thanks to a member of Dispro who send me this link..

FRAGA - st [2011] (tape)
Fraga is anarchist hardcore punk band from Madrid, Spain formed in 2009.. this material is recorded in spring of 2011 and it's released as d.i.y. tape.. even 17 tracks of fast hardcore punk sung on Spanish with male/female vocals, I would say standard sound for such kind of bands just in this case little bit faster then it's usual..  in folder are included all the lyrics, translations and explanations, both Spanish and English..
for all other info visit their page at:

ZATIRO - Tod@s A La Calle [2012]
Zatiro is clasic hardcore punk band from Santiago, Chile.. they sing on their native language but from the title of the album which means "everybody to the streets" (at least I think, 'cause I don't speak Spanish but my instinct tells me that..) you can realize that they have anti-system messages.. 11 tracks in recognizable latino-american style with few guitar solos here and there even in some songs there can be spotted some d-beat crust influences in traces..

Monday 17 December 2012


"We are the Red and Black Umbrella Collective, a group of anarchists based in Cardiff, Wales, squatting an old pub on Clifton Street. Since the end of October 2011 we’ve worked hard to restore the derelict building and have opened our doors for gigs, workshops, film nights, people’s kitchen, prisoner support letter writing and language lessons. The social centre includes an info shop, free shop, radical library and bike workshop. This is just the beginning, and there is much more to come in the autumn of this year. 

We’ve had the police and landlord break in illegally, as well as visits from the fire fighters, arson police and South Wales Echo, who we told to fuck off because they’re a reactionary right wing newspaper. Despite all this, somehow we’re still here, and we intend to be here as long as possible.

The reaction to our presence on Clifton Street has been almost all positive. There is a strong sense of community on this street, and people seem to understand what we’re about. Nobody wants yuppie flats, and this pub closed down because of violence and drugs, these things offer nothing to the community and we are creating a space for a positive alternative."

57-58 Clifton st, Adamsdown, Cardiff, Wales CF24 1LS


Saturday 15 December 2012

upcoming gig in Zagreb, Croatia

when?................20.12.2012., Thursday
where?...............AKC Medika, Zagreb
who?..................DEKUBITUS nekrosevdahpunk, Zg
                          STIGMA crustcore, Zg
                          BRONZA thrashmetal, Zg

Friday 14 December 2012

upcoming gig in Ljubljana, Slovenia

when?.................21.12.2012., Friday
where? Gromka, Ljubljana
who?...................LJUBIŠA SAMARDŽIĆ hcpunkcrust, Cro
                           AKTIVNA PROPAGANDA @streetpunk, Slo
                           PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE hcpunk, Cro
entance?..............5 euros


21.12.2012. Ljubljana (SI)
22.12.2012. Graz (AU)
23.12.2012. - - -
24.12.2012. Ghent (BE)
25.12.2012. Den Haag (NL)
26.12.2012. Aachen (DE)
27.12.2012. Duisburg (DE)
28.12.2012. Amsterdam (NL)
29.12.2012. Hengelo (NL).
30.12.2012. Berlin (DE)
31.12.2012. Hamburg (DE)
01.01.2013. - - -
02.01.2013. Leipzig (DE)
03.01.2013. Prag (CZ)
04.01.2013. Otrokovice (CZ)
05.01.2013. Ziar Nad Hronom (SK)
06.01.2013. Zagreb (HR)

Thursday 13 December 2012

upcoming gig in Gent, Belgium

collective from Belgium, bands from Croatia and Belgium and that all for infoshop in Serbia - real diy international solidarity action at its best!.. few days ago I received e-mail with info about this gig, so let's see what we have here...

when?........24.12.2012., Monday
where?.......Gent, Belgium (about the address you will be informed in time)
who?..........LJUBIŠA SAMARDŽIĆ hard core punk crust, Croatia
                  PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE hard core punk, Croatia
                  HOSTILIDADES metalized crust, Belgium
                  AGLIO crust, Belgium
                  + afterparty

In first days of January 2012, a big part of KRŠ, anarchist infoshop  
in Belgrade was burned to the ground, and fire left the other part
unusable and unrepairable.
KRŠ used to be a very important place for A//movement in that area,
serving as Anarchist library, peoples kitchen, free sleeping place for
travelers passing by or DIY bands on tour, temporary or (longer
period) roof over head for local homeless punks... ...and home of other
various DIY projects... even shelter for a street dog.
Many nice moments and benefit dinners happened there, and all of us
who ever visited that place keep it in nice memories, especially worm
and welcoming atmosphere.
 The lost of KRŠ was a big hit for all of us, but especially for the
locals leaving them without only place of that kind in that area.
But there is no time to repent. Recently a new house that should serve
as new infoshop is squatted, and allot of hard work is already done,
but still allot needs to be done. The hard economical situation in
Serbia makes it very hard to raise the money, and that is slowing down
the whole project.
So, we decided to do this simple act of solidarity in hope of razing
some money and supporting our friends and comrades who are still
fighting against authority and fascism in Serbian/Balkan extreme
Come by, eat with us, check the bands, or have some fun dancing with
us, and support the new infoshop in Belgrade.
Anarchy and solidarity // Over the walls of nationalism and war!!!


Wednesday 12 December 2012


"We are proud that we are reclaiming one of the many properties left empty throughout London by profit-hungry speculators or negligent local councils, and transforming it from a sight of dereliction and misery into a vibrant communal space.
The Colorama building in 44-50 Lancaster Street was built at the end of the 19th century and represents a landmark of Victorian light industrial warehouses. Throughout the years, they have seen a huge number of occupiers and modifications, firmly entrenching them in the local landscape. Yet, the Victorian character is to be lost forever with the dooming demolition of both Colorama buildings 44-50 and 52-58 Lancaster Street in favour of five-story-high luxury flats.

This is not an individual story, but part of a much bigger picture: Our libraries and community centres are being closed all around us, our parks are being sold off. We are being squeezed out of whatever social housing remains, and pushed out of rented properties by cuts to our housing benefit. In the face of such blatant theft of our space and homes by the state and private developers, the only response can be to take back what rightly belongs to us, the people, the communities, the neighbours. Especially in the area of Elephant & Castle, where massive processes of restructuring and gentrification [recent urban developments of people of the middle and upper classes ("gentry") driving out the lower and working classes in a neighbourhood] are on the way, squatting is an act of resistance in itself.
Some people may be worried about the legality or image of squatting. The law around squatting has indeed changed recently, but this only applies to residential buildings. Library Street is in a commercial property and we are not in any breach of any criminal law by being there. The issue of trespass remains a civil matter between us and the property owner.
It cannot be stated enough – visiting Library Street is not a crime!"

"The Library Street Community Centre inside the squatted Colorama building in Elephant and Castle and has been preparing to open for the use of the local community since it was occupied in September 2012.
The Space is on two floors, the bottom floor being a social and community space (open to the public) and the top being home to the group of people who live and work in the building (and therefore a private space, where access is restricted).
We want to be a space where people can meet, socialise, attend events, share meals, read books, and more; a space that can be used by the local community and anyone who is interested in social work and political activities (respecting our safer space policy, of course).
We think this is especially important in a time where more and more public space is privatized and sold off to private investors, where less and less money is donated to public welfare and social life, and where communities and social life are more and more reliant on self-organization. With our space we intend to provide some alternative to capitalism and privatization, some free social and cultural services and activities, some space for networking and community organization.

What we do?
We organize as a non hierarchical space [meaning everybody has a fair say in the running of the space and there are no bosses or leaders] and have a safer spaces policy that everyone entering the building is asked to abide by.
Since we began life, we have hosted a number of events including talks and dance parties, fund-raising events for community organisations, theatre group performances and meetings; though until now we have not been fully open to the public. We have also been working hard within the space, to fix plumbing and electrical faults, patch up holes in the roof, paint and decorate the space, and provide infrastructure such as the Library & Infoshop and the Freeshop.
We opened the space to the public for the first time on Saturday November 10th; where neighbours could come together to create an environment that is accessible and welcoming for the use of all the communities around us.
Soon we will start to organise events including a peoples kitchen and an art exhibition (dates TBC); but we are also looking for ideas and contributions from people who would like to do things inside the building.
We are also working on having regular opening times for the space so people can come to read, socialise, or have a cup of tea, but we will need help and volunteers to make this possible."