lunedì 29 dicembre 2008
Hey readers! This time I wanted to ask a few questions to Mesrine, grindcore from Quebec. I'm sure most of you know them, but if you don't be sure to check them out because they really play it fast and brutal!
1- Hey guys! Hows life?
DAN= Hey what's up? Life is alright, it's christmass time, lots of parties!
2- You're one of the best grindcore acts around nowadays, so when did you start? Why? What was your main aim back then? Are you guys involved in any other band?
DAN= Thanx for the nice words. We started in 1997 as a simple project, back then we just wanted to jam and have a bit of fun. I think it's still like this today but more serious. We are focused and always have some projects of new releases, gigs, tours etc. We keep ourselves busy to keep things interesting. We all have other bands, Fred and Steve play in a crossover type band called LICK ASS, Jack plays in a thrash metal band BOMBNATION and i play in another thrash metal band called ABÜSOR. All these bands have releases out and play shows. We have also been involved in other bands like Fistfuck and Dis-eased. Oh yeah i almost forgot, i'm also in DECHE-CHARGE the infamous noisecore band since 1990!!!
3- What are your main influences? When you first discovered grindcore? Do you think grindcore is dead? Any new band you would reccomend?
DAN= My influences have always been the same like old Napalm Death, old Agathocles, old Carcass, old E.N.T., Blood, Repulsion, Impetigo, Psycho etc. I first discovered grindcore in 1989 with Napalm Death 'Scum'. Grindcore is not and never was dead. There has always been a big active DIY underground scene. New bands i like are SAKATAT from Turkey, Carbonized 16 Year Old Victim (Canada), F.A.T.O. + G.O.D. (Canada), Death Toll 80K (Finland) + lots more all around the world.
4- How many releases have you put out so far? What are your favourite ones? Plans for the future? What about a split with Deche-Charge (eheheheh)?
DAN= I don't know how many releases, somewhere around 15 7" ep's, 3 full albums, one split LP/CD, afew split CD's, some tapes etc...too many to list here. I like the 'Shot To Death' 7", the 'I Choose Murder' CD etc... But i don't listen to our own stuff very much. We plan to record a new album by mid 2009. We have a few split releases planned for 2009 with bands like Iron Butter, Who's My Savior, Gorgonized Dorks, F.A.T.O., Sakatat. Also our first and third albums will come out on LP if all goes well.
5- How was your Obscene Extreme experience? Was it the first time there for you? I was lucky enough to see you and it was really fun, do you plan to come to tour Europe soon? What about Canada, are there a lot of shows? Any Canadian band you would reccomend?
DAN= OEF was awesome. Really great times there we met tons of cool people from all around the planet. A great experience. We might tour Europe again maybe in 2010 i don't know really. It's too early to say what we will do. We have toured Canada a couple of times mainly in 2007 we did a full tour all across the country. Now we play less often then we used to as we have been around for a while. When cool bands come around we like to play with them when possible.
6- Do you have any other hobbies besides playing fast? Do you listen to other kinds of music than grindcore? Do you watch a lot of movies?
DAN= Oh yeah we mostly don't listen to grindcore, i'm a big AC/DC fan and i love thrash metal (old school stuff). We are all into different types of stuff as well as grindcore. I'm not a big movie fan but there is a movie about Jacques Mesrine just out that i will see for sure. Horror/Gore movies? Who cares, it's boring to me. I prefer documentaries about killers.
7- Agathocles or Rot? Terrorizer or Carcass? Fear Of God or Napalm Death?
DAN= In order my faves are 1.Napalm Death 2.Agathocles 3.Carcass But all those bands are in the top of my list.
8- Ok, intie's over, thanks a lot for your disponibility, hope to see you in Italy soon!
DAN= Yes hopefully we can play in Italy on our next tour, that's our aim! Thanx for the interview, cheers.
**Nonsense- Red i rad demo (Released as split tape with Praia De Vômito)
""Red i Rad" is about bringing back the anger and approach of traditional former Yugoslavian and worldwide hardcore trash. We are not "retro" or "old school", this sound is what we think is missing today, and for Nonsense it perfectly fits the harsh subjects that we are dealing with; life at Balkans, wars, corruption, ideological hypocrisy, and social decay. No preaching here, just the real life disillusion and despair. We follow no "scene" or any other rules for what we should think or play, this demo is our answer to all of that."
This is directly taken from the infos document I received with this demo. Gotta say I 100% agreee, and think this description fits with the whole demo.
I received this from Kktz, the vocalist.
It was recorded in 2008, but some songs were remakes of songs from previous projects involving Kktz and the other members, Gera and Dena, in the 90s.
Musically we have 7 tracks of fast and noisy hardcore with 3 covers bringing back to mind the old gods like Heresy, with touches of scandinavian stuff like Sekunda, all stuff that makes you want to tear down the walls in the room. Songs are mostly less than one minute long, the guitar is harsh but not too noisy, and it can be well heard while the drums are blasting. The vocals are screamed in a style that can remind of Discharge (not the ones of Grave New World, of course). There's no bass in this recording. The covers included are: "U.B.R." from the totally underrated yugo band U.B.R., "Vidim Krv" by Zenevski Dekret and a personal version with a slow chorus of "It's no t.v. sketch" by Discharge.
The lyrics are all in croatian, so i can't tell you exactly what they say (so just read what they wrote on the infos above).
Most of the times I'm disilluded when people speak about "old school hardcore", so I was really happy to see there's still people doing it like that.
In my opinion this piece of noise is really worth, at least, listening (at a loud volume), but I would definitely reccomend getting it in some way, cuz if you like it old and raw and you'll love this!
It's been released as a split tape with the Brazilian band Praia De Vômito by S.A.O.R.S. You can check them out on myspace too.
***C.S.M.D./Intumescence split 8'', N.F.L. Records
Bought this together with the 8'' split between C.S.M.D. and Deche-Charge, from NFL.
It's a lathe cut vinyl, there were only 46 copies of it. (Lathe cut vinyl is a kind of DIY vinyl made with a special machine)
C.S.M.D. stands for Crowd Surfers Must Die and they're a Dutch noisecore act, delivering us 35 tracks of psychedelic noisecore.
The music is a mixture of 7 M.O.N., Sore Throat but with a sci-fi touch, given by the use of a theremin, that creates an odd space atmosphere that fits well with the titles of the songs, that are mostly related to space, monsters and sci-fi movies. Some songs are even covers (?) with changed titles (Suffer the monster, Unchallenged monster).
No guitars here, but the noise is powerful anyway, so you won't miss the lack of 6 strings. Drums are blasting all the time and give you no time to take a breath from the noise immersion in the deep space.
On the other side there's Intumescence. Hailing from Netherlands too, they're the downtuned answer to old Carcass with a touch of early Napalm Death.
The sounds are really raw, and the downtuned riffs give with the mid tempos and the pitch shifted vocals give the songs a sludgy feeling. The blasting parts are amazing too, reminding of the old outbursts by early Carcass/Napalm Death but also Last Days Of Humanity, bringing to mind that rawness that amazes me everytime I play "Scum" by Napalm Death.
If you consider yourself a goregrind fan, then you don't have no excuses for not knowing them.
This record is surely a blast and both bands surely deserve higher consideration, because, in these days, we all need to hear refreshing stuff like this.
It's been re-released, as far as I know, together with C.S.M.D./Deche-Charge 8'', on a pro-printed cd-r, by N.F.L.
If I remember well the cd is limited to 200 copies so write to email@example.com to get one.
***Grief- Tour 7'', Alerta Antifascista
This one was a special edition 7'' I got at the Grief show in Piacenza.
If you have missed them live, you missed a great live band, too bad the bands who played with them in Piacenza were not even musically close to them, so the venue was full of metal core straight edge guys screaming nonsense stuff about scene unity...Even Trap Them were not that impressive to me...
For those who don't know Grief is a Sludge/Doom band and it shared members with Disrupt (only the guitarist/singer now).
Anyway this 7'' contains 2 live songs recorded somewhere in time by someone (I'm quoting what's written on the inlay).
The 2 songs are "One of those days", the first track of "Miserably ever after", and "Fucked upstairs" from their first full-lenght "Dismal".
Both songs are recorded well and hit your ears with the slow fuzzy heavy pounding sound that wanna makes you bang your head till the end of the song. Too bad the bass is not too loud, but it's still a good recording.
Thumbs up for the cover (I actually love that drawing).
I don't really know how many copies of it exist but ask Alerta Antifascista. Check out Grief on myspace.
giovedì 25 dicembre 2008
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I drew the inlay panel in the booklet!
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lunedì 22 dicembre 2008
It's been a long time since i hadn't posted some downloadable stuff, so now that it's xmas i thought it would be a small, but enjoyable present for ya, readers.
-Disreantiyouthhellchristbastardassmanx- Power violence R.I.P. 7'' , Thrashbot records
Fast powerviolence reminding of Charles Bronson, with Cattle Decapitation's bass player.
-Failure Face/E.B.S. split 12'' 1997, Burrito records
This split is a fucking underrated gem. Both bands play angry thrashcore that rip your ears, too bad nobody knows about both bands, especially E.B.S. (Everybody Sucks). E.B.S. side has a cover of Outo- I like cola, while Failure Face covers Negative Approach's Tied down. Thanks to the Space Ape of Noise aka Niels for this reccomendation!
-General Surgery- Demos 2x7'' 2004, Buio Omega records
Compilation of old demos from the Scandinavian answer to early Carcass, released in a nice done gatefold by Italian label Buio Omega. Raw, gory and fucking good.
-Nojsbojs- S/t 7'' 1996, Panx records
Rocking noisecore from Sweden, totally obscure band.
-Social Genocide- On the blink of destruction 7'', Peace Punk records
Post atomic crust from Austria, in the vein of Doom. Had a split with Cripple Bastards
Then it's time for some links i received:
Finally, as I promised,
it's time for Machinesaw, obscure and wallbreaking Industrial/Noise from Macedonia. Get their ep "Abomination of flesh" you'll feel like you're trapped in a middle of a working factory!!!
Then i received a mail from a Glasgow band called Wheelchair Wheelchair Wheelchair Wheelchair. Hadn't got the time to listen to it, i just listened a few tracks on Last.fm, it's a powerviolence duo, no bass, so here it is!!!
sabato 20 dicembre 2008
it's been a long time since i haven't posted here, mainly because of 2 reasons:
1- I moved to another town to do university and i got no internet in my flat
2- I always wanted to make new inties, reviews but had no time even in the weekends
So that's why now that i have a lil bit of time more i'm preparing some stuff...
Now i wanted to tell you about some links/blogs/friends
SORRY A TON with Machinesaw, will listen the stuff you sent me a lot of time ago this week!Sorry again!
I wanted to share with you the link of a great friend's blog that is listing and reviewing his musick collection.
Check it out cuz it's fucking well done.
Then if you like dark, atmospheric stuff check out Adamennon, he's a friend of mine
Here's Machinesaw, Harsh Noise/Industrial from Macedonia, check em out!!!
Then if you don't know them, and want a doze of harsh noisecore in vein of Sore Throat, Old Anal Cunt check out Atentat Na Sluh, and if you are related in some way to noisecore check Noisecore Worldwide
That's all for now folks! C ya!
edit: don't know if he's reading this blog, but thanks to Seanocide for his lastest uploads
domenica 12 ottobre 2008
This time I wanted to interview my friend Antony, since he just decided to run a new distro called Must!Play!Fast!. You can hook him up on myspace by clicking here.
1- Hey antony, how's going?
good winter is here its cold and im happy love winter summer in northern california is real bad i think i have polar bear blood cause im use to the cold or maybe my parents made me in a cold ass climate im 2/3rds snow man
2- How long are you running Must!Play!Faster! distro?Why you decided to
i been running the distro for like awhile now i dont know the exact day but it started out as a shirt distro and all i got hooked up with max ward and brian stern & paul acevedo from godstomper so i decided to get shirts and all and see how it would work out but i guess it got out of hand and all dont get me wrong i like what i do its fun you meet cool people from all over the globe and make new friends some rip you off some dont thats the way it works i havent been ripped off yet by a dead beat distro so i guess im safe i have my place stalked up with distro all over soon ill have to use my daughter and my wifes room as a storage i send out alot of orders or trades every week sometimes they gather up i get alot of demos in of people that want me to check them out so its hard to hear alot of stuff and see what i like stuff i dont use i just send it back my distro is a document of good bands that are really sincere about what they do and are not trying to do a get rich scheme emails come in alot so its alot of stuff answering emails and etc my wife alicia helps me alot also so its alot better she does all the mail outs and keeps records of what comes in and what comes out im real bad at doing papper work all i know how to do is the items i distro i have my buddy edgar ramirez from AxRxMx hes the singer (APATHETIC RONALD MCDONALD) HE DOES ALOT OF KILLER SHIRT DESIGHNS IM GONNA HAVE OUT SOON so i thank him also shawn from capitalist casualties also hooks me up good stuff i sell stuff at a cool price i give half my profit back to the bands and all not that i have to its just what i want to do help out people that got me off the floor and hes a real good guy and im friends with alot of the west bay coalition im happy of the fact that i met alot of good people on this journey and talking to people that are in the same line as me means alot to me...
i wanted to start MxPxF! i want to help out in the local thrash scene help out kids that do play in bands that are really sincere d.i.y. is refreshing i want to help bands that basically deserve it i seen alot of good bands out there to many fuckin myspace bands
3- Do you plan to make some albums in the future? or will you just keep distributing them??
yeh i and this guy from this band called xanax feast were putting out a godstomper/xanax feast split paul from godstomper hooked me up with him so that was cool and all its good working with all these guys plus i run grindblock records u.s. division for my friend brandy from 2 minutadreka so alot is on my plate but ill manage im gonna be working with avulsion soon i talked to the guys and i belive ryan is not in the band no more so i will work with matt on that one there is a canadian band i want to put out also called john mac lane theres some good bands i want also LAST from japan they are fuckin bad ass i advise all you to check them out http://www. myspace. com/last08
i need to sell shirts and all to put out records so that will remain the same
i will continue doing it for how long i dont know but its been quite a journey doing it
4- What kind of music you generally listen to? Favourite bands?
all kinds lot of experimental jazz ageants of satan no less slap a ham 6x2x5x childrens crusade from stockton california
Pissed Happy Children
Man Is The Bastard
repulsione godstomper Capitalist Casualties
Evolved to Obliteration
What Happens Next?
Bombs Of Death
5- What about concerts in the USA? Hows the scene
situation in the Northern California?
east bay has a good scene west bay other then that u have to know people that know people that know where its all at not really lots of good shows where i live its all in eastbay and so last good show was fiesta grande man that was bad ass i heared i was suppose to go but i got lazy Do you go to them?not really i been going to shows since 1985 when i do hear of a band playing i say im gonna go but i end up fooling myself i just basically run my distro now really dont go to shows not unless its a good band and all eastbay as i said im gonna be helping organize latino fest soon so i will see how that goes in northern california we havent had any big events at all so i been out of step for awhile
6- Do you have any other hobbies beside music?
i like to hang out with my 2 daughters i just got my daughter a electric guitar so she likes to imitate spazz ill put the c.d. on and she plays along to the music or she can sing whatxhappensxnext? alot of kids in the younger generation are to influenced by britany spears and all that other mainstream music i try my best to keep them away from it but i know i can only go so far then it ends i collect japanese robots if that can be considered a hobbie old 80S video games and all trying to get out more i made a new transition in my life so its working out pretty good
7- Crossed Out or Man Is The Bastard?
im scared of all these guys i dont want the wood city dankdaddies comming after me so im gonna say i like all them
8- Plutocracy or What Happens Next?
plutocracy is cool much respect to stinkweed malone i was suppose to put some unreleased stuff out but i dont know what happen stinko went back to school is what i was told
9- Spazz or Capitalist Casualties?
i like all these bands they are all amazing bands and the guys are all cool people just alot of different bands with different sounds id say all of them i love them all west bay coalition always had there shit straight
10- Ok, thanks a lot for the intie, any last comments?
i want to thank you fibro for giving me the time and day thanks to paul acevedo from godstomper for all the hook ups max ward brian stern for the hook up on distro shawn elliot from capitalist casualties sissy from maximumn rock n roll agro mosh whoop ass zine!!repulsione luigi mateo lenzi mike sweeney xanax feast EDGAR RAMIREZ THE HOMIE FROM AxRxMx black market fetus hypo christians ryan from avulsion and my wife ALICIA FOR HELPING ME OUT THROUGH ALL THIS till then see you in the pit
domenica 28 settembre 2008
I first saw Agents Of Abhorrence when they came to Italy with Potop. I was amazed by the great energy they had, so I spoke with their drummer, Max, that was so cool to accept to make an intie. I suggest you to check em out since they'll make your ears bleed!!!
1- Hi guys, how's life?
BEN: great. its 5am and i cant sleep due to jetlag so why not catch up on the ole emails eh?!
MAX: Tired. No sleep. Straight back to work after tour. Post tour Depression.
2- Tell us some more about Agents Of Abhorrence, when did you start?
Why? How many releases have you put out so far? What are the future plans?
BEN: jan 2004 after a random late night text message i sent to crumber (max) regarding starting a "flat out hardcore grind project")
the rest is well, history. we done a tape demo, covert lobotomy 9", split 7" with Iron Lung, Character Dissection CD / LP, Eart, Water, Sun CD and two split recordings that are never gonna come out.....sigh.....
MAX: We started cos we are old friends who like the same music. The first few years we were a 2 piece. On the demo, 9" and split 7" with Iron Lung it was just Ben on guitar and Me on drums and vocals. Then we got Grant Andrew Johns aka Jason on board for his sensual throat. Everything since then record and live has been better for AOA. The splits may come out. We have had bad luck. A split with Insect Warfare (r.i.p) and Extortion should be out. Should being the operative word!!!
3- What are your biggest influences? What were your first grindcore
bands? What about new ones?
BEN: i only really listen to what i would call classic grind. Axis, Nasum, Regurgitate etc; Australian grind is up there with the best of em though, obviously. Roskopp are unbelievable.
MAX: I only listen to soul and funk. My first taste of grindcore was local melbourne bands like Open Wound, The Kill, Vaginal Carnage, Warsore, Magnacite, fallout, Stammench. Right now it has to be amazing to get my attention. Recently I've been listening to Mortalized, GATE, Looking for an answer, Roskopp and maybe a few others.
4- How about Australia? Do you have/play a lot of gigs there? Any Oz
band you would reccomend? Did you enjoy yourself during your Euro tour?
BEN: Australia, esp Melbourne has a flourishing grind scene. bands such as Roskopp, the Kill, Fuck...I'm Dead and Doubled Over are all totally killer no filler. lots of gigs yes. Very different to Europe but i love Europe so much it would be hard to say anything bad about our experiences there. loved it!
MAX: Other bands you can check out are: Super Happy Fun Slide, Extortion, Crux, Die Pigeon Die, Garbage Guts, The Day Everything Became nothing, Dad They Broke Me, Beyond Terror Beyond Grace, Pathetic Human, Undinism and the mighty Captain Cleanoff. Plus the ones Ben Said.
5- Do you like other kinds of music beside grindcore? What are the
albums you've been listening to lately?
BEN: hell yes! i just got a double GROWING live LP that rules, i listen to a lot of noise and, for want of a better word, experimental stuff. it really gets me off. also, the new Cold Play single is fucking stella. no joke.
MAX: Hell yes. I'm listening to the new Roots Manuva album - fantastic. I love soul, jazz, hip hop and funk records - always have.
6- What are your main hobbies? Do you watch a lot of movies?
BEN: many movies, mainly romantic comedies starring Cameron Diaz or Ben Stiller but preferably both. he has big silly ears.
MAX: Romance and Comedy are the 2 best things in life. Especially on film. I don't have enough of either in my life so I watch Ben Stiller and his ears. Hobbies..I skate when the weather is nice. Buy records allot.
7- Man Is The Bastard or No Comment? Nasum or Retaliation? Grind or
BEN: MITB, NASUM and Grindcore.
MAX: No Comment, Nasum (although I love retaliation), Grindcore. Fuck try hard power violence scenes. Boring idiots.
8- Ok thanks for everything bro! Last comments?
MAX: Thanks my friend. Keep europe fun.
domenica 21 settembre 2008
Here it is you guy, enjoy!!
***Cancer Spreading- Raw demo sessions demo tape, Goodbye Mankind
Hailing from Modena, Italy, here's the demo of this stenchcore act.
I met the singer at a concert of his other band, Terror Firmer (thanks again for this tape!!).
This demo consists of 11 tracks included 2 covers, 1 from Sodom (Outbreak of evil) and 1 from Deviated Instinct (Despair) and 3 songs recorded live at DIY fest in 2007.
There is no info about when and where it's been recorded, but it seems like it's a good homemade recording.
The sound they create is cool, especially because it's not always about mid tempos, fast parts alternates to slower ones, and that makes it really interesting to my ears. The guitar sometimes is too low, but it's still hearable with its thrashy anrgry sound, reminding me of some riffs from arise by Amebix. The vocals are guttural, in some parts reminding of Masskontroll. Also the second voice is cool, it's pretty harsh too and create a really good mix with the lead one. I can't tell much about the lyrics and the whole concept because there are no lyrics in the tape, just the pics of flyers from past shows, but I can assume they're all about the misery of life and human extinction. My fave tracks are: Sacrilegio (Sacrilege), Incubo (Nightmare), Catarsi (Catharsis) and Macerie (Junk).
This demo sets all the elements for a good debut, but my suggestions are:
- make guitars a little bit rawer and louder for the next recording
- try to use the 2 kind of vocals (like in the Deviated Instinct cover) more
Big up for the "Cancer Spreading Rotten Cross" graphic made by Niki Berserk.
Ask them or Goodbye Mankind for copies of it.
***Bukkake Violence Kommando/Necrocannibalistic Vomitorium split tape, Grind Block Records
A long time passed before I was able to get this tape with the Ukranians pussy lovers Necrocannibalistic Vomitorium and my Italian fetish addicted friends Bukkake Violence Kommando, since I first heard Necrocannibalistic Vomitorium years ago on a split tape with Nunriders Of Black Doom and I never heard my friends Bukkake Violence Kommando even if me & Andrea know each other from 3 years now.
Bukkake Violence Kommando are a noisegore trio from Rovigo, Italy. In this tape they recorded a session of 20 porno themed songs. Basically the sound is a mix of lo-fi noisecore with downtuned fuzzy guitars and lots of porn samples, bringing to my mind some old school noisecore stuff mixed with some Meat Shits. Songs are basically short blasts and outbursts of rage, except for 3 songs that have a small musical intro or slower tempos. Voice is shifted but not bubbling, it sounds raging and putrid, obtaining different charateristics than the ones that seems to be more trendy nowadays (see all this new bands fighting for the "sickest vocals" title.)
Necrocannibalistic Vomitorium are from Ukraine and they have a live recording from 2006. The sound, even if it's pretty lo-fi is decent and not bad at all even if the vocals are a bit too loud. Think of a rawer version of Gut, with the same joke attitude towards porn, in fact, in the live set, a cover version of the immortal classick Cripple Bitch is included. Mid tempos seems to have more importance than fast blasts, and the voices alternate from high pitch choruses to pitch shifted low verses. The songs has no titles, they're called like New song #13, Erotic song or names like that.
Solid release for those who are not afraid of low tunes, DIY recordings and sick stuff, PC idiots stay away from this!!!
Limited edition of 150 tapes. Contact Grind Block, Bukkake Violence Kommando or Necrocannibalistic Vomitorium for a copy.
***Burmese/Potop split LP, Crucificados Pelo Sistema, Fuck Yoga
Got this split at a Potop show in Alessandria (posted the flyer here some weeks ago). Potop did a great show, lot of distortion, feedback, pounding slow parts and low tunes, despite the fact there was only a bunch of people seeing them.
I was a bit doubtful if buying it or not, so I asked Ivan, Potop's singer, who were Burmese, and he replied me: "It's some eclectic stuff, think of a mix extreme music together". Fuck!, he was right.
Burmese are 4 guys from San Francisco. The first band that comes into my mind while listening to this recording, is Man Is The Bastard, but with less catchier riffs and powerviolence influences, a lot of stop and go parts, and the guitar/bass sound reminds of some MITB works with a bit of distortion added. Also a lot of power electronics intermezzos are present in this recording, that's why the best definition that comes in my mind is: Burmese are like Venetian Snares but for extreme music and with real instruments. Don't get me wrong, no violins, sweet sounds or techno atmospheres in here, but the sound is as chaotic as a Venetian Snares release could be. There's also a song, starting with a fast and frenzy bass line with some seconds of silence later, which "lyrics" are spoken between a noise inferno created using a distorted version of the initial bass line. I find this side interesting for its particularity. If you like experimental stuff you'll like them.
Potop is from Macedonia, and they are 4 guys (one is one of the guys from Fuck Yoga, who recently released an LP version of West side horizons by Despise You), playing 2 songs of really slow doom/sludge. The guitar riffs, altough they're powerful and distorted, they are not as down tuned as other bands and they give space to some malinconic and sad melodies enriched by the painful screams of Ivan, the singer. The drums are pounding, and so slow that kind of drumming could remind some drone bands. I have no idea of the titles of the songs and the lyrics since all is written in cyrillic alphabet.
This split comes in silkscreened cover and is limited to 500 copies. If you're not afraid of experimentation and slow stuff you would like it, and I suggest it to get it by contacting Burmese, Fuck Yoga, Potop, Crucificados Pelo Sistema.
***Various Artists- I'm goin ape #3 7'', N.F.L. & Breathlike Violence
It was a long time I was waiting for the final chapter of the almighty "I'm goin ape" noisecore compilation series, and I have to admit that waiting was so fucking worth it.
This time on this comp there are Intumescence from Holland, Yesmeansyes from Finland, Deche-Charge from Canada and Rotgut from Holland.
Intumescence starts this record with some noisecore songs recorded especially for this comp. The sound is different from the Carcass sound they have in their last recordings, but it's kickass stuff. Think of early Anal Cunt, Sore Throat and Gore Beyond Necropsy and you got them, crunchy and old school sounding guitars, blasting drums and lo-fi screams & growls, it seems like if was recorded in the first 90s. These guys know how to do it!!
After there's Yesmeansyes that blasts with a studio session recorded in Lahti in 1998. This is total noise, short nonstop blasting parts with harsh guitar sound, vox has echo or reverb on it. Countless songs for a big dose of noise.
On side B Deche-Charge opens with a re-recording of their second demo, "Le retour des deche cores". 271 songs in less than 5 minutes!!! This time this demo is recorded with a guitar and real drums too. Noisecore as its best making you feel what sonic confusion is, songs less than 1 second short, funny titles, Deche-Charge!!
Rotgut is pre C.S.M.D. and it's the Dutch answer to Anal Cunt and Sore Throat. This recording features a 1991 never released demo. 6 tracks of pure old school noisecore, raw guitar sounds, fast guitars, growls & screaming together hits the spot creating a great noisecore assault.
For sure a release for people with strong ears & guts, cause this comp is a real blast to them! Get it before it's too late! Mails to: Noiseape_at_casema.nl, Feerlin112_at_zeelandnet.nl
***Abortion/Mesrine split 7'', Zas!Autoproduzioni, Jennifer Grind, Ignorant Worm & Trenchcore
Got this one from my friend Luca from Jennifer Grind on mailorder edition limited to 100 white vinyls.
First time I heard Abortion from Slovakia, I was supposed to see them playing at Obscene Extreme but I was too fucking drunk. This recording has 4 songs, including a revisited cover version of "Mon cherie" by Tankard. 4 tracks of fast, aggressive grindcore that reminds of some Agathocles. The guitar is angry and the riffs are punkish, while the voice is most of the times screamed while the drums have different variations. Most of the songs have also slower parts than the blasts, and this, with the guitar riff recalls some crusty sounds. The lyrics deals about personal problems more than politics except for the Tankard cover (if you don't know what Tankard lyrics are about try to guess it by their name!).
Mesrine from Canada, have 3 tracks recorded in 2008 in reharsal room. They deliver 3 tracks of manic, serial killer themed grindcore. Fast blastbeats, fast guitars and a good mix between screams & growls is what you get. The song "Deeper and darker" has a guitar riff that is a bit thrashy, a bit different from the other 2 songs on this record, that are pure grindcore. No time to take a breath with this, so if you're looking for some fast and brutal stuff here you go, you won't be disappointed.
Great release, glad to see this time 3 Italian labels put it out, good work you guys!
Get it from Zas!Autoproduzioni, Jennifer Grind, Ignorant Worm, Trenchcore.
martedì 16 settembre 2008
I saw this adversised on a site so bands read carefully!!!
"So, after the Vol.1 - it is time for Volume 2! Podrum Music invites bands of all genres to send us their anti-nazi songs - STRICT THEME! Please, do not send us any other themed songs, we want anti-nazi song!!! All genres are wanted - especially HARDCORE, PUNK, CRUST, GRINDCORE, DEATH METAL!
This will be net release with print-ready covers that you can distribute freely!
What bands should do to participate:
1) send a song in AT LEAST mp3 320 kpbs to firstname.lastname@example.org
2) IT IS OBLIGATORY TO INCLUDE LYRICS - this is the way to see what your song is all about - no lyrics-you can't take your spot on comp! We're all about anti-nazi attitude, so either agree or fuck off and die!
3. Include band name/e-mail/myspace or website link.
No deadline, but when we collect enough music (around 1h) we will release compilation. Please do not wait for too long, you may be late :(
So, please...respect these three rules, we won't either consider songs without those three steps...sound quality, lyrics and contact info.
Thank you, SIEG SHIT and see you on Podrum Against Nazis Vol.2!!!
giovedì 4 settembre 2008
here's the first blog's interview with a label, this time with my great friend Brandy of Grind Block Records, Sonic Arse tapes, 2 Minuta Dreka, Grinder Mafia (RIP) and Penis Enlargement.
It was translated by me from Italian, I hope everything will be understandable and easy to read!
1- Hi Brandy, how's life?
"Life sucks, then you die". I'll start this intie with a quote and I'll finish it with another one. Apart from the fact that I just finished jacking me off and endorphines makes my mind more relaxed. I'm listening to "Neon Genesis Evangelion" soundtrack, and this helps to make life less shitty. But apart from this 2 things I can't really say it's going fine. It's normal routine, I'm used to it.
2- How's your label going? What are the future plans? When did you start it? Why you decided to start it?
Label's going well, we just made a big distro restock and opening U.S. division helped us making concrete plans on our future releases. We trade a lot and I think that by the end of the year our last release, Agathocles / Repulsione split 7", will sold out. Our future plans are several 7''s and 2 CDs. The upcoming releases are Dispepsiaa / Axed Up Conformist 7", 2 Minuta Dreka / Impotence Trichomonad 7", SMG / Repulsione 7", Final Exit / Deche-Charge 7", 2 Minuta Dreka / Iron Butter 7". By February first Repulsione's full lenght CD should be out. Well when I started...In 2001 I founded a label called Noise Holocaust records, it was a label without expectations, I dubbed tapes and cd-r and I had a small distro I used to carry with me at local gigs. Then I started to release records, my first release was the demo tape of my past noisecore project Grinder Mafia "Terror Demo 2002", followed by a bunch of comps and few things more. In 2004 I started to have a more serious approach to it, and considering that at that time grindcore was everything for me I started to dedicate all myself to the label and I changed the name in Grind Block Records. The name comes from the famous Black Blocks that smashed everything in the streets in Genova (it was the period in which there was G8). If Black Blocks destroys everything in the streets, then Grind Block destroys everything in the musical sphere. During this years I was devoted to the tape format, not giving a shit if a band would sell or not, but nowadays a strong period of chrisis has arrived for tapes. The only ture freaks who buy grind/noisecore are maniacs that are parts of a small group of people, that I don't think has more than 200 guys.
That's why I decided to found a satellite label called Sonic Arse tapes and I also decided to transfer all the distro tapes and to produce new ones with this. Grind Block releases CDs and vinyls, a format we really love. Since a couple of years Grind Block has a new important collaborator, Matteo. We try to do our best trading kickass stuff from all the world, being always updated on new releases.
Despite the fact that the scene is dying, a lot of labels are forced to close and only the big ones have the bands that sell more, we go on with humility and determination, trying to be nice with everyone, receiving respect from our international partners.
3- How and when you discovered grindcore? How's the situation in italy? What are your fave bands?
I first discovered grindcore when I was 17, some friends of mine brought me in a squat (I was a punk back then) and there I saw the first grindcore band, with the passing years I discovered who they were, but nobody knows them and I think they split up so there's no need to speak about them. There I bought my first grindcore 7" Rot's "Fatality". The second concert and the listening of the disc at home really impressed me and from then I really realized where I could channel my adolescential frustration with the right extremism. Time has passed and what was a scene (late 90s/first years of 2000) now it's only a shadow of itself. A shadow that is getting everytime smaller and smaller.
In italy the "scene" it's all about squats because clubs, that only care about money, are rarely interested in organizing gigs for a few people. Should we blame club's owners? NO! It's fault of all the guys that don't come to concerts! The situation is really on the brink of a break, people that organizes grindcore gigs in Italy can be counted on a hand. Some old school bands now have a metal wannabe attitude, and this is a squalid significant symptom.
Speaking again of Squats, nowadays they only bear on themselves and they "go on" just thanks to inertia. Their ruin was due their bending on themselves, being hard-liners and purists without any attempt to evolve, and now they're dead. The only decent underground scenes in Italy, as far as I know, ar Black Metal and Hardcore.
My favourite italian bands? Hard to say, there are only a few good bands in Italy, only Jesus Ain't In Poland and the newcomers Ultimo Mondo Cannibale and Replusione come to my mind.
4- I see you also run Grind Block live events, what are the best gigs you did? What about future gigs?
For sure the first edition of Semptember to Dismember in 2006 with Mixomatosis and Needful Things, then also the show with Squash Bowels / Neuropathia in 2005 was memorable and then some others, but these 2 were the best. On the contrary I can list a lot of shitty concerts where we had to pay bands with our money and where someone did not do what he was supposed to do, fucking up everything. Our next engagement it's the upcoming September to Dismember 2 that comes back after 2 years (and it's really much for Italy), this time instead of 2 days, the days are 4 with international bands coming, some also intercontinental! For sure it will be a "can't miss", most of these bands come in Italy for the first time and for sure it's not so easy to see them near home. The most important bands are Mixomatosis, Agents of Abhorrence, Anal Penetration, 2 Minuta Dreka, Gonorrhea Pussy and Xaros.
5- What about 2 Minuta Dreka? How is it going? Do you still have problems because of PC activist calling you "Sexist"? Are you still searching for a drummer?
Unfortunately with 2 Minuta Dreka we stopped for a year because of personal problems and the loss of our drummer. This has damaged us for sure, but we decided to resist and try to continue in some way, organizing some mini tours abroad and some gigs here in Italy. Unfortunately we can't compose new stuff, it's not impossible, we know, but it's not our style.
Since we can't find a drummer, we decided to ask for help to a guy who is going to play only live. Naturally if he's not busy, because if he is we use a drum machine. As regards the problems with PC people of my balls I thought they would have turn quiet but last year when we were playing a gig, they turned off the electricity after 3 song, so you be the judge.
6- What will be your dream with 2 Minuta Dreka and Grind Block records??
My dream with 2 Minuta Dreka is to make a tour in Japan!!!!!!!!!!!!
With Grind Block Records, my dream is to grow as a distro and as a label, only because it would be a personal satisfaction, as I'm very ambitious.
7- Fear Of God or Napalm Death? 7 M.O.N. or Deche-Charge? CBT or Gut?
Fear of God. Deche-Charge. Gut (Everything before that Hip Hop shit)
8- Ok my friend, last comments?
Thanks for the brief but not expected intie.
As promised at the beginning:
"Deliziosa creatura, vuoi le mie mutande sporche, le mie vecchie mutande? Sai che ciò è di una raffinatezza impareggiabile? Vedi come sono sensibile al valore delle cose? Ascolta, angelo mio, io ho il più gran desiderio del mondo di contentarti in questo poiché sai che rispetto i gusti. I capricci, per barocchi che essi siano, li trovo tutti rispettabili. Sia perché non ne siamo arbitri, sia perché anche il più singolare e il più bizzarro a ben analizzarlo risale sempre a un principe de délicatesse... e sì, vecchi rottinculo: esprit de délicatesse!"(sorry but I couldn't find a translation from the english version- Fibro)
2 Minuta Dreka: http://www.myspace.com/2minutadreka
Grind Block Records: http://www.myspace.com/grindblockrecords
Grind Block Live Events: http://www.myspace.com/grindblockliveevents
Penis Enlargement: http://www.myspace.com/penisenlargementnoisecore
Sonic Arse Tapes: http://www.myspace.com/sonicarsetapes
lunedì 1 settembre 2008
Agathocles= mincecore gods, Disreanti is powerviolence with caustic lyrics, their side is called "Disgrace to the corpse of new school" (not sure about that, but I heard rumours of Disreanti being a band of some Cattle Decapitation members, does anyone know something more?)
-Agathocles/Permanent Death split 7'' 2005, Self released
TONYBLÉ R.I.P.!!!!Reharsal stuff from 86 by Agathocles, meets raw old school noisecore!
-Agonia- Nessuna agonia ci farà morire LP 1985, La Gabbiano produzioni
Old school hc from Italy, ultrafast stuff, it's considered one of the first influential records for noisecore, with members of Wretched
-Cannibalistic Cult- Sexual motivation: human pieces on my bed 7'' 1993, De Vermiis Mysteris prods.
Old school spanish noisecore, for fans of early Violent Headache and Excreted Alive!!!
-Patareni- Demo 1986, Self released
Yugoslavian grindcore pioneers, must check them out!!!
-Yacøpsae- Demo tape 1991, Self released
Turbo speed violence from Germany with members of the almighty noisecore band Tumor!!!
AND DON'T FORGET TO LEAVE A COMMENT!!!
P.S. IF THERE'S SOMETHING OLD ON MEGAUPLOAD YOU WANT TO DOWNLOAD LET ME KNOW, I'LL RE UP IT ON MEDIAFIRE, SINCE I DON'T HAVE MEGAUPLOAD ANYMORE
sabato 30 agosto 2008
***Compost- Frigoverre demo cd-r, self released
Hailing from Rome, here's the demo of Compost, a goregrind trio.
The demo consists of 8 tracks, some titles are pathologic, some others are about fun like "Bong" or "We are veget-arians"
The sound of this demo is really good if you consider it's a demo, nice studio recording and clear sounds. The vocals are most of the times piggy, reminding of the style of some brutal death bands, the only time pitch shifter is used is in the short songs "Bong" and "Uaui". Guitars and bass create a good souding filth, but sometimes, in my opinion, the riffs are a bit too "metal" and this create a strange sound, imagine to have Gut sounding guitars but with metal riffs (the clearest example is the song "Syphilistic suffering"). Drums mainly focuses on mid tempos but blasts are part of the songs too, the drumming kinda reminds me of some CBT tempos.
Best songs are "Intercooler", "Ergotism" and "Uaui", but also the rock n roll vibe of the intro of "We are veget-arians" is enjoyable.
Considering that this is a demo it's a good release, the only things I suggest are:
-Piggy vocals are sometimes boring if used for a long time, so try to insert some variations
-Some riffs are too metal and weak for the genre, so try to make more powerful ones next time!!
You can contact them on Compost myspace page
Here is the demo (downloadable for free so say thanks to Compost!!!)
domenica 24 agosto 2008
martedì 19 agosto 2008
Split demo tape between the german gods and the czech freaks. Noisecore for your ears!!
-Maximo Volumen- Demo tape 1987, Self released
Demo tape of this old hc band from Spain, really intense, check it out!
-Comrades/Dudman split 7'' 1998, Denied A Custom records
Japanese fastcore freaks meet Italian grindcore comrades!
-C.F.D.L./Hellnation 7'' 1994, Sound Pollution records
Thrash punkers from Japan CFDL versus Hellnation, American angry thrashcore
mercoledì 6 agosto 2008
***2 Minuta Dreka- Let's start a porn in the name of gore cd, Half Life recs.
This is the first full lenght of the italian answer to Gut, 21 tracks with 5 covers, 2 from Meat Shits (Hermaphrodite nightmare & Regurgitated semen), 1 from Haemorrhage (I'm a pathologist), 1 from Fear Of God (2 sides of the coin) and one from Gut (Perpetual sperm injection).
Lot of intros from various films too, from Troma films to Clerks, to random porn samples.
Titles are like Blood Bukkake, Semen Demon, Headcrashed Blowjob and some are in Italian too.
The music is a lethal mix of blasting parts with tupa-tupa and mid tempos, and some songs are pure noisecore since they last like 4 seconds.
The voice is always shifted and sometimes it has some well done parts with high vocals too, the guitars are powerful and the riffs are a bit metalish reminding of some of the primitive bands like Impetigo. The positive thing in my opinion are the drums, that are more focused on blasting parts than mid tempos, even if slow parts are not missing, think of a Gut bit a little bit fastened and raw and you got the 2 Minuta Dreka sound, and this is also because of the solid guitar work.
The only thing that could be annoying are the intros, sometimes longer than the song itself, but if you like Impetigo, you won't bother about it.
Well, in my opinion this release is a solid one, and it's worth buying if you are a porno/gore freak, because it's one of the few non cyber bands in the "scene" and it doesn't sound like lego adverts.
If you like spending your money on the new Gut's bullcrap go on, but if you were disapponted check this out.
You can get your copy from Half Life records.
martedì 5 agosto 2008
Back again with another intie, this time with the grindcore crushing duo called "Hypo Christians" from Texas, USA, check them out
1- Hey guys! How's life?
We have a hurricane coming right at us while i'm answering this interrogation so other than that things are ok.
2- Introduce us to Hypo Christians, how long have you been playing? How many records you have so far? I heard the tracks on myspace from the upcoming album and i really liked them, they remind me a bit of Bile and some goregrind bands, when will it come out? Who will release it? What are the next plans after "Terror during prayer"?
HC was formed by Francisco(me) and Ray back in 94. From 95 to 2004 I was the only member of the band. I released lots of tapes, split tapes, compilations, etc. In 2005 Sal(vocals), Ruben(bass), and Billy(guitar) joined. This line up has recorded two 7inches and 1 LP. DOn't know who the hell Bile is. Goregrind? hahaha!! OUr LP will be out hopefully by year's end. CD version will be released by Menace to SObriety . LP version will be released by Haunted Hotel Records. More recordings to come.
3- How you first discovered grindcore and extreme music? What are your favourite bands? Top 5 grindcore albums?Do you think that grindcore nowadays is dead?
I got into extreme grindcore back in the late 80's by reading about bands in magazines and also from friends. I hate top 5 questions but probably my all time favorite grindcore album is "Reek of Putrefaction". I don't keep up with many bands these days. I hear all kinds of bands calling themselves grindcore but doesn't sound like grindcore to me. There is one band that is somewhat newer that i really enjoy. It is PLF from Houston, TX. Other than that i don't give a shit.
4- I was always amazed by the amazing drawings by Ray, they remind me of Pushead's work, what other artists influence your drawings?
Ray rules! He and i have been friends for 20 years or so and ever since i have know him he has been able to draw sick fucking artwork. He is definitely influenced by Pushead but that's definitely a good thing. OUr Lp cover was drawn by our friend Robert Mena. This is one sick individual. I'm pretty sure these are the only two artists that I will ever ask to do artwork for HC.
5- What about gigs in the USA? Do you play a lot of gigs there? What bands would you like to play with?
We've played some shows. NOt too many. I don't have any preference as to who I'd like to play with but we've played with some cool bands like Lethal Aggression, Insecticide, Deceased, Endless Demise, PLF, and others.
6- Where does your hate from Christianity comes from? Do you think the Vatican should be nuked?
If you grow up in Texas christianity is forced on you from birth. Never cared for someone trying to tell me how to live my life. I don't care for any religion but since christianity is what is around me then naturally that's what i tend to write about. Nuking would be too easy on the people inside. Just throw everyone in, chain up the doors and burn the fucker to the ground.
7- What are your hobbies behind music and sodomizing nuns?
Spending time with my family is all i do besides music.
8- Ok, thanks a lot for the intie, last comments?
Thanx and people need to buy vinyl. I love vinyl and hope it never goes away. Also, all you dumbasses who have these "myspace" bands need to quit it. Put out an actual release. hell, write some songs atleast. On second thought, don't write anything and GO AWAY!!
giovedì 31 luglio 2008
***Final Exit- Seasons are going and going...and lives goes on mcd 3'', Rage For All records
Since I first get this piece of Noisecore in my hands I was amazed by the cool and small digipack!!
It's a 3'' mcd with 3'' digipack artwork, with pics of different seasons in it.
There are 12 songs on it, every one named with a name of a month and 2 months actually are (bits of) covers from other bands: one is an Iron Maiden's Ace's high and the other is Be my baby by Complex.
What has always amazed me, and it's part of FxEx's genius, is the ability to play different kinds of music in the same song.
Here we have 12 tracks of pure musical schizophrenia, we have metal, surf, pop riffs always interrupted by the great wall of noisecore they're able to create with their instruments and drumming.
The song "May" starts with a melodic piece that could have been written by The Cure itself (it reminds me "Boys Don't Cry"), and the song "Be my baby" has some clean sang parts too, while "February" starts with a peaceful guitar arpeggio, and then it has a slow part reminding me of "Steppin' stone" by the Monkees, and it totally fits with the concept that every month is different, as every song on this recording!
The recording has a clean sound too, and even when they start to make noise the sound is not too weak, so, in my opinion it's perfect.
If you ask me Final Exit are in my top noisecore bands, if you don't know them you'd better check them out, or else you're missing one of the best bands around, they never sound boring to my ears.
Get your copy of this mcd writing at: griefofseparation_at_hotmail.com
-Fear Of God
These are the parts of the split tape Napalm Death/Fear Of God/Ripcord/Total Mosh Project, recorded live in Geislingen 07.01.87
Do we need some introduction for this cult bands?
-C.F.D.L.- Thrash punk 91 LP 1996, Overthrow records
Amazing LP of the Japanese punk thrashers C.F.D.L. also know for the splits with Spazz, Hellnation and Dischange
-Foetus Goulash- 8 anal accidents
Pre-Neuropathia, old school rotting goregrind from Poland
-Roarsach/Neanderthal split 7'' 1991, Vermiform records
This record came with the zine Dear Jesus #38, and both bands play powerviolence at its finest...I don't even know why I'm still introducing these two bands since they're total worth checking out without even thinking!
Also i was warned about this rip off:
Here we are again, this time with a new Japanese grindcore band, Gang Up On Against.
My friend from Grind Block recs. passed me the link of their myspace, and i was pleased to discover them.
Basically they play grindcore with metalish guitar riffing...
Now let the words flow and the music blast
1- Hi Junji how's life in Japan?
2- Introduce us to Gang Up On Against. When you started? Why? Do you write lyrics in japanese? If yes what are the main subjects? Can you also list us your discography? What are your next planned releases?
It is that I began the band 1997.
RYOSUKE of a drums is an original member.
Then, We did that member change how many times.
now members are...
We were play fast music from the beginning.
The discography is planning the release from the label RAZOR SHARP DAGGERS REC of Malaysia.
It is just going to make the songs of a split with SMG now.
It may go for tour to Malaysia next year.
3- What are your main influences for Gang Up On Against? How you first got into grindcore? Do you like any other kind of music than grindcore?
brutal truth,discordance axis, napalm death,EYE HATE GOD,
no comment,charls bronson,capitalist casualties,Maniac high sence,nice view.........
I like various music.(hip hop,dub,breakcore,jazz,noise....
4- Do you play many live gigs in Japan? Are there many bands where you live? Any plans for tours?
GIG in Japan is 1 time or 2 times per month.
Since a guitarist's HARUKI is also giving a band called NORDE, the activity as GA is in two months also at the time of 1 time.
5- A lot of people has always been amazed by the top quality of Japanese old school bands, is the situation in Japan still good, or you regret past times?
Many wonderful bands are also in Japan now.
my friend and respect
NICE VIEW,Black ganion,order,turtle island,blood shot....
6- What are your hobbies beside music? I noticed that there's no intros (at least on the tracks i heard) in your songs, which is a pretty uncommon thing nowadays, why? Do you like watching movies?
Marijuana and LSD are taken in and it plays with a son.
i likes a movie of Japan.Takeshi Kitano and Shinya Tsukamoto...
7- Ok thanks for the intie, keep grinding guys!! Last comments?
I am playing the noise recently. It is my solo project "NOISECONCRETE"and my label "G13"
venerdì 25 luglio 2008
-Corrupted live @ Fandango 97
-Corrupted live @ WFMU 97
Corrupted are an amazing doom/sludge band from Japan. If you don't know them be sure to check em out, you really have to do it!!
-Heresy live @ Jugendhaus, Geislingen 1987
Does anyone needs to know more about the British thrashcorers Heresy? Thrashcore straight in your face!!! (i obviously mean thrashcore as it was intended years ago= fast raging hc
-Feculent Goretomb- Demo cd-r 2000, Self released
Goregrind from Brazil!! I like them a lot because they really have some fast parts
-Total Mosh Project- Vegetable's life cd
German Death/Grind/Thrash and you got them!
-Corpse Grinding Machine- Stuff for never released ep with Ventilator
German old school noisecore, check it out!
AND LEAVE A FUCKING COMMENT!!!
sabato 19 luglio 2008
Thanks to my friends from Gustorana! zine I was able to go to Obscene Extreme, it was such fun, loads of grind freaks there, really good bands (Mesrine, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Gonorrhea Pussy, Extreme Noise Terror, Macabre), awesome distros and good cheap beer!!!
Lately I've also been listening to a lot of different music, mainly Thrash/Death metal old school bands such as Sacrifice, Sacrilege, Slaughter, Possessed, Cynic, Obliveon, Death, and a bit of first wave of black metal bands too (Hellhammer, Bathory,Venom,Celtic Frost)...
Now there's a gift for you freaks:
Carnal Tomb- Flatulent edemas of ejaculation tape (pre CBT) Pre Cock And Ball Torture, basically it's brutal death metal, some stuff reminds me a bit of Cannibal Corpse.
Crematory- Wrath of the unknown tape (pre Regurgitate) Old school death metal from Regurgitate members!! This is Swedish Crematory!!
Fear Of Godstomper split 7''
Godstomper are a powerviolence/grind duo from Cali and delivers us 3 cover tracks
Fear Of God are the almighty grindcore godz and has some old tracks from live sets
Pandemonium- Wir fahren ins grüne 7''
Re-release of a 7'' from this amazing old school Dutch band!! Fast and raw stuff, reminds me of Lärm
and if you want I just made a last.fm profile
Enjoy and comment!!
sabato 31 maggio 2008
This album is pure schizophrenia! 9 tracks of crazy drum machine madness!
The songs are short but really intense, in fact in every song there's a really strange mixture of fast drum computer, synth effects, and sometimes some piano notes, it's really strange but if you like experimentation, this one is one worth listening, in my opinion.
The songs consist of drums blast mixed with strange synth effects, sometimes also piano and guitar lines.
This album it's like an alien punch in the guts, really intense, fast and crazy.
No voices here, so everything's instrumental, which is a good choice, because in this case the vocals would have been boring
The only thing I think it's a bit "overused" it's the intro of the first track that is repeated at the begginning and at the end of every song.
I can't think of similar bands to it, the sound of some synths remind me some Locust, the drums are kind of an Agoraphobic Nosebleed album but expect something different as regards the whole sound.
So if you like experimental stuff you'll surely like this, contact Scumflesh_at_wanadoo.fr to get it.
lunedì 14 aprile 2008
Masskotrnoll/Battle of disarm 8” flexi
Extinction of mankind “weakness”
Warcollapse “massgenocide”/Extinction of mankind split
Doom “monarchy zoo”
Rupture “soap farm”
Katastrofialue “ vapaus on vankila”
Extinction of mankind “scars of mankind still weep”
Extinction of mankind / Doom split
Disrupt “smash division”
Looking for an answer/comrades split
Diskonto “ diyanarchoharcorepunk”
Driller killer/simbiose split
Cluster bomb unit “…and the dirty little weapons”
Mass genocide process/see you in hell split
Dodsdomd “ seven deadly sins”
Discolose “a mass of raw sound assault”
Toxic Narcotic/The unseen split
Dread 101/Vir split
Repulsione – satana
Uncurbed/my cold embrace split
Extinction of mankind “baptised in shit”
Deprived “ collection”
Upset noise “growing up”
Inepsy “ city weapons”
Extinction of mankind/ misery split
Infest – no man’s slave
Driller Killer - fuck the world x2 10euro
Driller killer - reality bites 10euro
100% hardcore punk – collezione migliori gruppi punk/hc 8 euro
Anthrax – the collection 7 euro
Caustic christ – can’t relate x2 10 euro
Agnostic front – some things gotta give 10 euro
Totenmond – richtbringer 8 euro
Rambo – bring it ( cd+dvd) x2 15euro
Skitsystem – gra varld / svarta tankar x2 10 euro
Hobophobic/sfc split x5 7 euro
Straitght opposition – step by step 5 euro
Disgust – brutality of war 10 euro
Doom – total doom 12 euro
Behind enemy lines – know your enemy 10 euro
Agnostic front – up start 10 euro
Porno riviste – tensione 16 5 euro
Rancid – and out come the wolves 8 euro
Discharge – the final blood bath 10 euro
Wolfpack – all day hell 10euro
Sham 69 – the best of 10 euro
Impact – 80/87 collection 10 euro
Black flag – no deposit no retur (doppio cd) 15 euro
Mdc – 1981/1987 collection 13 euro
Sbarbacazzi grinder – little pigs of hate x3 2euro
A one girl band called alda – il mio fottuto primo disco 2euro
Anti sociali – homo sapiens/homo killer x3 2euro
Born to die – demo 2k6 2euro
Masscons - approccio nevrotico 2euro
Milizia hc – militant hardcore 2euro
Tsubo – promo 2euro
If you're interested contact bReva00@hotmail.it
domenica 24 febbraio 2008
lunedì 4 febbraio 2008
**Cripple Bastards- Massacrecore 7'', 1996, Denied a Custom
Live EP containing old anthems as Italia di merda, 1974, Prospettive limitate and a bunch of covers of Indigesti and Wretched... Raw recording but great stuff
**Shit Scum- Manson is Jesus 7'',1990, Ecocentric records
This EP is basically funny noisecore with silly parts with Seth Putnam playing drums and vox...Enjoy!
Been listening to Genocide Association's 7'' lately, check them out it's worth of it, i uploaded it in the previous download's post.
Another one i really liked is Autophagia/Cadaverous Suppuration split tape, raw sounding goregrind made in the old way, that pleases a lot more than the actual bands...
Speaking of old classics i was re-listening Doom's demos.
domenica 3 febbraio 2008
Since Dysmenorrheic Hemorrhage was one of the greatest, in my opinion, oneman goregrind acts, i decided to interview Kyle, the guy behind DH.
DH, for those who don't know them, were ultra fast drum-machine goregrind with pitch shifted gurgrling vocals. The main subject of the band was gore/pathology
you can hear them from the UNOFFICIAL myspace:
1-Hey Kyle, how's going? What are you doing now that DH is not active anymore?
Cheers! I've been busy working labor jobs and not doing much else. You know, "life goes on". 2007 was a miserable year of nothing but low-paid grueling work especially. Only music got me through it all.
2-How you first got into extreme music? What was your first band? What was your first thought when you listened to goregrind?
I can never really remember where my interest first started. I started out liking the simplicity of punk and hard rock, and naturally gravitated more towards the heavier bludgeon of hardcore and metal. College radio broadcasts and music/guitar magazines were most essential growing up. I heard stuff like MORBID ANGEL, ENEMY SOIL, NAPALM DEATH, A.C., and BRUTAL TRUTH through local radio and there was no way back after that. My first band was some nameless group with local buddies, and we played some kind of "alternative rock" train wreck. The drummer liked some metal and I tried getting him into more extreme stuff to no avail, and eventually it fell apart. Never played in any bands with a full line-up since then. The first goregrind song I heard was probably "Psychopathologist", and I needed to hear more like it right away.
3-Speaking about DH now, how long have you been active? Why you started to do it and what were your main influences? What were the bands, when you were active, that you admired more?
DH was active for about 5 years ('99 to '04). The impetus for the project mostly came out of a frenzy to hear more grind/gore material since I didn't have a great deal of money to spend at the time on cds and vinyl. So I had to do it all for myself and by myself. Main influences were not too surprising: CARCASS, ND, RGTE, ANAL CUNT (in the earlier years), AGx, EXTREME NOISE TERROR, etc. That list grew, of course. I ripped off more bands' riffs that I can even count.
4-Was your music influenced by horror flicks? Were them important for your "inspiration" when you wrote songs? If yes, what are your favourites movies?
There were a few titles obviously influenced by movies, but even more influence came from true crime, pathology, and the atmosphere of older gore bands' content, needless to say. I still love horror but I'm more into 70's action and crime movies these days. Recently I've been into film noir like THE BIG HEAT, M, and THE KILLERS. There's a real lasting brutality and grittiness to that stuff that I'm a sucker for. My favorite movies are still TAXI DRIVER and the original DAWN OF THE DEAD and I'd be surprised if this ever changed. And there's always room for pure sleaze like PATRICK STILL LIVES, HITCH-HIKE, or DON'T ANSWER THE PHONE...
5-How about today's "gore scene"? I heard a lot of complaints about the so called "Myspace scene", what do you think of it? How was the "scene" compared to now when you were still doing sick goregrind? What do you think of all these bands hating "fags"?
I've been searching up and down, but there just isn't much goregrind today that gives me that old "rush". Everyone wants to call their bands goregrind but there's such a rarity in those who actually play it. The focus on just "speed" or "brutality" these days is making things boring. On the bright side, I think INTUMESCENCE is incredible. Their style is absolutely perfect. MAGGUT, AUTOPHAGIA, BLUE HOLOCAUST, BODIES LAY BROKEN, LYMPHATIC PHLEGM, and N.V.E. all did annihilating albums as well. Around the time the scene became almost strictly based around computers and internet, there was a bit of a decline in my opinion. I do understand why Myspace is popular; because it's free, simple, and easy to access - much preferable to a primitive Geocities or cjb page with pop-up ads, download limits, and redirects. However, the whole clusterfuck of promotion, the "trading card" friend system, and endless parade of poseurdom is impossible to tolerate. I haven't been up on what the new anti-PC or PC trends are, but I'm sure they're still pathetic and hypocritical as usual.
6-Do you like different music other than grindcore/noisecore/goregrind?
Absolutely! Everything from speed metal to disco. One of my favorite bands of all time is still UNSANE. Still one of the most punishing and focused bands ever in my opinion. And anyone close to me knows that I've been a real fanatic over all sorts of obscure 80's synth stuff for many years. On the more brutal side, I listen to a regular diet of primitive black/death metal and early power-electronics / industrial.
7-I heard you were involved in other projects such as Septic Scum, would you like to tell us about it? It was the only one you had or you had others? You had any pre-DH bands? Will the future brings us surprises? Are you planning to start doing music again?
SEPTIC SCUM was basically an experiment in "triplet" blasts. More influenced by HERESY and other UKHC, although it didn't sound at all like it. There was only SS material for the one 4-way split cd-r on No Life Recs. I also did guest guitars on a couple of RAPIST WITH NO PENIS and MERMAID IN A MANHOLE releases. DH was my first musical outlet, period. I decided last year to finally retire the DH name (as I hated the name for many years), but many treats are on the way from beyond the grave...Perhaps I've said too much. As for the possibility of new music, my mission certainly isn't over yet. I never got the chance to do a vinyl or cd release with DH and that's still a goal of mine with future projects. An even bigger goal would be a full or split LP, considering the rarity of goregrind 12"s. I don't think I could name ten.
8-Ok, thanks for the intie. Last comments?
Thanks for the interest. I'm still available to contact through the myspace page mentioned above, which can probably be considered official since I have the password, but it's more of an epitaph. Until next time: Holocaust in your bedroom!
martedì 22 gennaio 2008
***Cripple Bastards/$ocial Genocide split 7'', A.D.P. records
This ep was recorded when Cripple Bastards were more punk/hc influenced, their side was recorded in december 1993 by A.D.P, an italian label.
I feel like i had to review this because Cripple Bastards were the first grind band i listened and they made me discover the italian hc bands of the 80s like Wretched and Negazione, so i had to write at least a review of their works.
As they say on the A4 inlay enclosed on the vinyl they play fast and raging punk/hardcore, not grindcore.
6 pieces of raw and fast hardcore, with 2 covers. One is Isto è olho seco by Olho Seco from Brazil and the other, which is the last track is Huutoja by Varaus, one of the many punk/hc bands that were active in Finland in the 80s. The other tracks were composed by Giulio & CB and they have socio-political lyrics.
There's also a short (5 seconds) song about punks from Asti, and there's a commentary about fashion and protesting in the inlay.
The songs are recorded pretty well, but the drums blast and the voice cover the guitar and bass, that are almost unhearable. The guitar sound is really cool, distorted and raw, it reminds me of a dentist drill. Bass is not much distorted, but it fits with the style of their songs.
If you like old school hardcore and punkish stuff you will love this recording.
On the other side there's $ocial Genocide from Austria.
$ocial Genocide plays crust a là Doom, the lyrics themes are the typicals of the crust genre, anti war, nuclear, patriotism etc.
The recording is not bad, the drums are a bit low but not that much. The sound as i said previously is not that different from that fast and raw mix played by Doom, but they play it in a good way so if you like that style you'll like it.
Unfortunately the only way to get it nowadays is via Ebay or, if you're lucky enough, via trading.
Cripple Bastards "Frightened neglected" side tracklist:
2)Isto è olho seco (Olho Seco cover)
6)Huutoja (Varaus cover)
Social Genocide "Stupid patriotism" tracklist:
mercoledì 16 gennaio 2008
Bunch Of Lies (Pre Fear Of God)- Demo
Bunch Of Lies were the band before Fear Of God. They only released this reharsal demo in 1987.
I don't know anything about the line up, sorry
13 songs in this recording, some will later become Fear Of God songs.
Plasmid (Pre Heresy)- Lust for power tape
This is some really ripping stuff, raw lo-fi thrashcore as its best.
This tape has 4 songs, it was released in 1984, probably by the band itself.
Really chaotic stuff to make your ears bleed!
Genocide Association- Sonic lobotomy
This link says more than i can about it, so check it out http://www.shit-fi.com/Reviews/GenocideAssociation/GenocideAssociation.htm
Ripcord- Radio session july 88 London
Ripcord is legend, i fucking love them.
Don't know if it has been taken by some compilation cd or lp but it's great stuff.
9 songs of chaos, from one of the best bands that were around.
If you don't know them you MUST check them out and see this page
Mob 48- Demo
Mob 48 is a side project of Rupture.
Basically it's politic crust d-beat with Gus Chamber's screams.
Don't know if it's a joke or not, anyway it's fucking cool.
domenica 13 gennaio 2008
***Netjajev SS- Surfside anthems vol.1 7'', Reprocreate recs.
Netjajev Society System is the "new" Magnus' Ulcerrhoea solo project.
This vinyl is the first of a Surfside anthems trilogy and it contains 8 blasts of surfing fastcore.
Think of a raw mixture of Rupture, Dead Kennedys and Dick Dale (!!!), so it can be called raw punkish stuff meeting surf vibes, sometimes becoming really fast.
Side A is all instrumental and songs are mainly slow surfing hits that makes you feel like if you're in california on your fave beach with your surfboard
while side B has faster songs with lyrics too, there's less surf vibe and more raw punk on this side.
Best songs to me are "I, King of the surf", "Worldwide Surfside" (the guitar parts really remind me of DK) and the really short "Yummie Yummie Yummie" (only 28 seconds long).
This vinyl in my opinion is worth gold, not because it's limited (only 300 copies made) but because it's fuckin original, it's not the stuff you hear from every band!!!
Get this now, don't wait a fukin second!!!
***Deche Charge/Permanent Death split 7'', Mortville recs.
No need for introduction for Deche-Charge, in this vinyl they have 120 tracks of intense old school noisecore recorded on a 2 tracks in 1998 by Dan-Charge and Chainsaw, no guitars, just drums and bass.
Songs are short and raw, drums and vocals are louder than bass distortion but they're noisy enough to make this side a great piece of earbleeding muzik!!!After this you feel like you've been hit by a running train!!
Titles are mostly funny and they're usually screamed before the songs start to blast. If you love them you can't miss this great 7''!!
As regards Permanent Death these 3 guys are Belgian beerfreaks that fill this side with some raw and lo-fi noisecore, not for trendy ears!!!
Everything is hyper distorted and low tuned, it seems that it has been recorded without guitars, but i'm not sure.
Some tracks were recorded with a drum machine too (i'm not sure since there's nothing written on the inlay), but the sound is always raw and downtuned.
Permanent Death is not for trendy ears used to polished sounds, since the sound is really lo-fi and i would say muddy, it makes me feel like if i was trapped in a swamp while listening to it!!
A positive note goes to Deche-Charge's artwork that is a Confuse's- Nuclear adicts rip off, good choice!!!
This vinyl was limited to 300 copies and there are 9 different colours. Sadly, this was last Mortville's vinyl release ever.
Noise freaks, if you don't have this act fast and get it!!!
***Death Sentence/Chtufulw split 7'', Give Praise recs.
Death Sentence is fucking great, if you like hardcore as it was meant to be done (not the new school metalcore emo fashion shit) you can't miss this record!!
They blasts 5 tracks of intense and fast old school hardcore with intelligent lyrics, songs like "Negative attitude" or "Anti Apartheid", some taken from the unreleased mini LP "51st state of America" and some from "If pain mends my mind" LP released in 1986
The sound is aggressive and fast, the recording is not polished and the you got the feeling of being in the 80s while listening to it, for sure a great piece of hardcore rage!!!
This is an official release and not a bootleg, as stated clearly in the inlay notes.
Chutwulf is a 3 piece from California, they play fast and ultra distorted chaotic hardcore, think of japanese noisecore mixed with swedish/finnish influences
Japanese noisecore influences are the first thing that comes in my mind since the guitar sound is really distorted and reminds me of Confuse, Tranquilizer and such bands, while drumming is fast and the voice is similar to Crossed Out.
They say they have loads of influences, from grind to japcore, in fact one of the songs in this vinyl is a cover of "Squatter Riot" by 7 M.O.N., lyrics are more personal than socio-political.
I don't know how many copies were pressed, mine is on white vinyl, so move your ass and get this awesome ep or suffer!!!