giovedì 26 novembre 2009

It's alive!

It's been a fucking long time since I last posted here.
I've been through a hell of a difficult period and right now things seems to be a little bit more stable. You know, got problems with university, flatmates, and a bit of health.
The number of the followers has raised again, so this makes me think that someone at least read this blog before going to the toilet for a good ol piece of crap.
So please be patient, and your patience will be rewarded, hopefully with new rips and reviews.
I'm also writing to tell you that if you are interested, Flagello #2 is searching for bands, labels and whatever else for Flyers: if you want to get known in Italy, here's your chance!!
Get in touch for prices if interested.
Thanks again to you all for being here, alive & kickin' and reading!!
Stay tuned!

lunedì 31 agosto 2009



2 GIORNI!! 2 PALCHI!!! 26 BANDS!!!

GHOUL - California, USA

SEPTIC SCUM - Slovenia
2 MINUTA DREKA - Bologna
ED - Bologna

JILTED - Alessandria
INFAMIA - Modena
TERROR FIRMER - Modena/Bologna/Roma
GRUMO - Modena

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Ingresso 2 Giorni: 10€

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sabato 15 agosto 2009

CD reviews special!!!

Since I've been reviewing tapes/vinyls more, I didn't want to let cds out of my blog, so here's a CD special, only cd reviews this time!

***Super Fun Happy Slide- The undislodgable nugget scenario, Bizarre Leprous 2009
I first heard the name on a forum I used to go years ago. One of them posted a link to their myspace and/or some tracks to hear, I don't remember now. I always wanted to trade with them their demo cd-r but since it was a difficult period in my know how these things go, so I was still curious about them, when I saw that Roman's label, Bizarre Leprous, released them.
Super Fun Happy Slide are an Australian band from Melbourne. Australia has been known lately for many great bands like Extortion, Captain Cleanoff, Roskopp and yeah, Super Fun Happy Slide. I include them because after listening to this cd you'll agree with me that this is one of the best bands around nowadays. 19 tracks of old school grindgore madness, including a Napalm Death cover of "Retreat to nowhere". If you want something rotten, sick and fast this is for you. Fast and brain melting as the mighty Last Days Of Humanity of the "Hymns of the indigestible suppuration" era, but with a rawer "I recorded this in a toilet" sound, and some Carcass/Repulsion touches in it, and some thrashing mad solos blended in it. Even if you might think thrashing solos won't fit, believe me, they do. They actually make me think of Carcass/Repulsion. Downtuned fuzzy guitars, hyperfast drums and pitched vocals, and sometimes "clean" growls, that's their music. They manage to use well the alternation of pitch-shifted and not vocals, and that makes things interestings to my ears, because sometimes too much pitch shifter can be boring. Not many mid tempos here, this is goregrind with strong grindcore roots and just a few intros or samples taken from movies, it's pure sonic decapitation with that punkish garbage feeling. Titles are funny/splatter themed, like "Placenta on the dancefloor", "I can't believe it's not Carcass", "Let's trash metal"...
Last 3 songs were recorded live in 2008, while the others were recorded in 2007 in a reharsal room.
As you might have understood I am fucking happy of having bought this cd. And yes, it's strongly reccomended to anyone who likes it raw and fast and, quoting a sentence in the booklet of the cd "As Unholy Grave say: PLAY IT LOUD!!!", let me add "As the Noise Corner say: BUY IT NOW!!"
Super Fun Happy Slide
Bizarre Leprous

***Cacasonica/Captain 3 Leg split cd-r, Mortville recs. 2009
Got this as a reccomendation from my friend Brandy.
It was a long time I wanted to check out Cacasonica (see the interview I made with them), since I still haven't got the chance to check out their split tape with Gorgonized Dorks, while I already had the chance to check out Captain 3 Leg on their cd-r split with C.S.M.D..
Let's get to the split now. First 19 tracks are from Captain 3 Leg hailing from the USA. Some of the tracks have been registered as a trio in January 2007, and the last 3 as a duo in August 2006. The recordings differ from the kind of music. While the first 16 tracks are more grindcore/noisecore oriented the last 3 have d-beats, and crustish/scandinavian riffs. The first 16 tracks are noisegrind blasts. But it's not simple grindnoise, as there are a lot of influences. The guitars-bass are not always hearable, and has a downtuned decadent sound, reminding, like in "Psychic surgery", some goregrind bands. Vocals are most of the times pitch shifted, and I believe there's also a pitch-shifted speaking vocal. There are also intros taken from documentaries about African traditions and animals, like in "Death rattle". From songs 17 to 19 there's a change. The music gets slower and more punk/d-beat/scandicore influenced, think of a slower version of Shitlickers or Anti-Cimex with pitch-shifted vocals. Surely a radical change from the 2 recording sessions, but both are enjoyable, so they fit well. A lot of different influences here, I'm sure most of the lo-fi grind freaks will recognize the ability of these guys, since their stuff is cool and well done.
Following there's 9 tracks from Cacasonica, 4 freaks from Guayaquil, Ecuador. I've always heard good words upon them, plus a friend of mine who run(ned?) a label released a split tape featuring them and Gorgonized Dorks, so I was curious to check them out. The guys come from Ecuador's extreme music underground, notorious for its obscure and valid noisecore bands. I'm not sure the members played in bands like N.P.H., A La Patada, Mundo De Mierda but they sure know them (This was written before the interview, so I didn't know that there's a member who played in N.P.H.). They deliver a mixture of noisecore and furious hardcore with funny titles/intros. The last 2 tracks are from their split with their friends Colico. Their sound is really interesting and well recorded, and sometimes, especially in "Pies suicos con leche", the guitar sound reminds me of Los Crudos, with the vocals being harsher and chaotic, mixing the best of 80s hardcore with the best noisecore, resulting in something you can't dislike if you like both genres. Latino noisecore, andale!!
It's a cool release to get if you want my opinion, I would definitely check it out if I were you.
Mortville records

***Anal Penetration/Punished Earth split cd, I Hate Humanity recs. 2008
It's been a looooong fucking long time since I was given this. And it's linked to a fun evening when Nydoom from Anal Penetration stayed at my place after playing a gig in Alessandria. He still has to come back and play Scopa (a typical italian cards game) with me and my flatmates.
Now back to this cd. It has been produced to I Hate Humanity records, ran by Geert from Faeces Eruption.
First 9 tracks are by Anal Penetration, a one-man band from Wankercity, Holland. I first listened to Anal Penetration when I was still doing "music" with Fibrosarcoma. I remember he was porn-grind oriented, and his last stuff I heard, if I remember correctly, was a early discography called "Sperm in your anus" with 2 elephants fucking on the front cover. On this release everything seems to have changed. Except the titles and the doses of laughters you get when you read the titles. No more gurgling vocals but just a plain grindcore assault with drum machine playing as fast as a Star Wars spaceship. Guitars are really crunchy if you ask me, with a really aggressive frantic sound. Vocals alternate from low to high screams, sometimes used together, and melt well with the guitar sound. Wow, this stuff is such a rush, there's no moment to take a breath from the assault, it takes no hostages, and there's no way to hide! If you like Anal Penetration you can't miss this one!
The other 9 tracks are from Punished Earth, a brutal death/grind band from Belgium. Their tracks are technical, their sound is more metal oriented. I didn't expect to find a band like this on the other side, for somewhat reason I was thinking that it was a one-man band with drum machine. Vocals alternate from guttural growls to screams, all above a thick as a brick sound of guitars, bass and drums. A lot of quotes from movies are used. Themes varies from gore to drugs and disgust for mankind. Personally I don't like this kind of sound, I'm not into this brutal death/grind mixture, so I don't really know what to say about them, and who to compare them with (sorry), but I'm pretty sure that any brutal death fan will.
You can get the cd contacting:
Anal Penetration
Punished Earth

***VA- Illegal grinding, an international grindcore gathering, Co-production 2009
Bought some copies for me and my distro from Luca Jennifer Grind records. The names on it were promising, so I thought "Why not get some?"
There are 6 bands on this release, from Europe, Asia and America.
The first band is Bloody Act Of Terror from Indonesia. I didn't know them before, so it was a nice surprise, as they play 5 tracks of a good mixture between Death metal and Grindcore. I don't like the mix of the instruments, but the result is good and powerful anyway, and it hasn't got a ton of boring technical stuff. Their sounds recall to mind some Assück, in the way guitars are distorted, in the screams, and in some mid-tempos too. Also the titles seems to have that politic/ironic feeling, but there's no lyrics in the booklet. If you like this kind of stuff check them out, I think they have the skills to make something really good, so let's keep an eye on them.
Following the Indonesians there's Goner, a grindcore duo with no bass from California. Same as Bloody Act Of Terror, I've never heard them before, plus there are not many infos about them in the booklet. They have 4 tracks on this cd, and their sound is brutal as fuck. Short songs with 2 vocals always alternating and insane drum speed, too bad the guitar's sound is a bit to low when the drums blasts. I don't know if it's one of their first recordings or not, but I would like to hear more from them.
Then it's the turn of Haemophagus, Italian horror Death/Grind trio in the vein of the Austrian masters Pungent Stench. 3 tracks for them, one of which (Grotesque laceration of mortified flesh) is a General Surgery cover, all well recorded and with a clear sound. Personally I really love their sound and their style, as they melt death metal with grindcore but with that punk feeling that makes it old school and headbangable as fuck. So be sure to check them out if you like Pungent Stench or that kind of gory death/grind.
From Italy to Turkey with Sakatat. Sakatat are a grindcore trio and they're about to tour Europe in late August/September. They are a grindcore whirlwind, fast, intense and raging. 6 tracks, with a S.O.B. (Humanity of stupidity) and a Rot (Game of hypochrisy) covers , all in less than 4 minutes. The first 2 tracks are from the upcoming split with Cut Your Throat, the other 3 from the split with Slaughter Of The Innocents. Can't wait to see them live, check them out if you don't know them yet or you will regret!
After Sakatat another band who has toured Italy some time ago, D-Compose from Amsterdam. Here they have 3 tracks, with a Ramones cover (I'm not Jesus). Honestly it's not my cup of tea, I don't really like that dissonant guitars and that polished metal-like sounds. All the songs are taken from their debut album. I liked them live because of the great energy they spread, but on cd they don't seem to get my attention and they sound like a well produced metal band. That's a matter of tastes, so give them a try if you like dissonant guitars, double vocals and brutal stuff you might like them.
Last band for this is Splattered Mermaids from Malmö, Sweden. 4 tracks of splatter brutal death metal with some grindcore touches. This stuff is the most technical on this cd, fast parts alternated with slow moshing parts and riff changes. It's surely powerful stuff and it's even listenable for me, that I'm not a fan of the genre and I get bored after a few minutes of it.
So finally you can get an idea on what's on this cd. It's a good start if you're more into metal and want to check out what grindcore is, plus, if you don't know the bands, the stuff on here is more than a good starting point, since there's a good range of different sounds/styles.
I got some copies in my distro, so you can contact me or the labels if you want to get it.
Labels involved in this:
To Live A Lie
Corrupted Harmony
Jennifer Grind
Bullshit Propaganda
Extreme Terror

***Filthy Charity- Return to the bloody old vein cd-r, Self released 2008
Got this stuff directly from Dave, who was so kind to send it and to ask for a trade, thanks again bro!
I have always been curious of checking them out, because they shared a 7 Minutes Of Nausea tribute split tape with Cripple Bastards, Harsh Feelings and Grimcorpses. Being Cripple Bastards my first exposure to grindcore, all the bands I wanted to hear after the discovery of Cripple Bastards, were the ones that shared splits with them.
For those who don't know them, Filthy Charity is a French grindcore band that started in 1989 but in 1999 the band broke up, but then they decided to re-unite in 2008. They had a several demos, one of which repressed on 7'' (Disgrace of the earth), a split 7'' with S.R.M.P. on the great Psychomania records label and some appearances on some famous comps, like Son Of Bllllleeeeaaauuurrrgghhh by Slap A Ham. This stuff was recorded after their reunion. It consists of 7 tracks, and, as the title says, you'll find some ripping "old vein" grindcore on here. Tracks are all short, the longest one is 1:39 minutes long, and it's the first track. Chaotic and harsh as fuck this cd will surely appeal everyone who still likes the mighty gods of early grindcore. Distorted punk sounding guitars, harsh screams, growls and blasting drums are the main ingredients for the recipe, all mixed with a kind of various influences, especially in the guitar, that sometimes has "metal-oriented" riffs. But no technic stuff here, just pure fast raw chaos! Sometimes there's time to take a breath with some small slower parts. I can't tell you if all the songs on here are old or some are new, but for sure the last one, "Destroy!, is an old one. There are no lyrics included, but I believe the lyrics are about social/political matters. The thing I love more about this demo are the chaotic light-speed parts with that harsh vocals on it, they're simply fucking awesome and bringing to mind all that old school noisecore/grindcore we all love.
Can't wait to hear more!! Check them out if you don't know them, and get their demo off their myspace!!

***Adamennon- La cinica foresta di tetri arbusti deformi II 3'' mcd, Cynic Lab 2009
And finally it's time to review something unexpected for you readers, because this is an ambient album. Got this from Adam itself when he played a show with Akronia, another ambient project, and Choriachi, mighty stoner rock from Bologna.
First I must spend some words on the packaging. The black 3'' mcd came in 66 copies folded in a black envelope with the number of the copy written on the inside, and the cd "case" is a sheet of paper with metallic print on it and an obi strip with Cynic Lab logo sticker on it, to close the "case". It's hard to describe it, because I don't know the exact words, but I assure you it's great. On the inside there's a story of a kind of bad trip experience in a cynic forest of bleak deformed trees (that's a translation of the title "La cinica foresta...").
Now it's time for the music. I'm not a big ambient expert, so I won't make no comparisons, because I don't feel like I know the genre enough to do them, and, since it's an ambient album, I'll focus more on the images and feeling it transmits to my mind. It's a 18 minutes long track of wicked dark ambient. I would call it "minimal" because there are not many sounds involved there. It's a really obscure and wicked track, that gives you a strange feeling of anxiety by a repetition of different sounds. First there's a haunting paranormal-like effect, then something like an explosion, followed by something like a cold artic wind, with some whistle-like sounds on it, just to remember you that the crows are flying free in that forest. Then starts a flangered repeated noise so sludgy to make you think of a swamp monster's stomach aching for its hunger, followed by some clap-like background noises. Then the hunger is calmed and there's a strange haunting UFO like effect, like the first part of the track, just to make you think about that monster itself and the wind passing through the forest. The first known image that comes to my mind to describe this is actually the cover of "Altar" by SunnO))) and Boris, but without that glimpse of hope given by the light, because this track is black, monotonous and has that "bad trip" feeling that gives you the chills down the spine. It's like being trapped somewhere you can't get out of, like a cannibal movie, where you have to run not to get eaten, but set in a forest.
If you like dark ambient I'm sure enough you'll appreciate this piece of anxiety, then you'll open the beautiful packaging and you will be satisfied while playing this piece of blackness on your stereo.
Cynic Lab

martedì 11 agosto 2009

Cacasonica intie!!!

Cacasonica is one of the best act of South American noisecore in these days. I knew them when an italian label released their split tape with Gorgonized Dorks. I still haven't heard the tape but since then I started to try to track down releases and contacts from the band and I managed to arrange an intie with Paul Troya, the singer, so here it is!

1- Hey guys, how's life?

Hello friend ... I'm happy to answer your interview thanks for the opportunity .. we are all doing fine.. borrachos and amarihuanados.
(Apologies for the fucking poor english) speak spanish or die

2- When did you start Cacasonica? Why? Were you playing or you still play in other bands?

The band was born in 2005 in Guayaquil - Ecuador. Cacasonica is the result of what each of the members have in their brains: lust, women, psychotropic substances, video games, pleasures, what we love, what we hate, its a way of expressing extreme and libidinous thing via shouts and distorted sounds, it's real fun
Our lyrics are grotesque, vulgar, often offensive, express excitement, joy... love the amimals, plants, rivers, seas, pechugonas and nalgonas women... el amorrrrrrrrrrr
Cacasonica hates fascists, nationalists, anarchists, satanism, vatos (it's a way to call people with shitty attitude), police, religions.
Cacasonica members have been involved in the world of extreme hc grindcore noisecore from the early 90s, playing in bands like:
PATRICIO OJEDA (Drums): Antitrust, Operación Canguro, Infexion, Rebelión Disidente, Mestural Noise Madness
FABRICIO CASTRO (Bass): N.P.H. (RIP), Ruido De Odio, Kaos, P.N.I (RIP)
JUAN CARLOS VASQUEZ (Guitars): Enfermos, Pepe 7 Plagas (RIP), La Demencia Extreme, N.AP.A.
PAUL TROYA(Vox): Colico, Rebelión Disidente, Operación Canguro , La Pipa De Los Mil Maturos

3- The stuff I heard is incredibly intense and raging, it takes the best parts of hardcore and noisecore and it mixes them together, what are the bands that inspire you? When was the first time you heard grindcore/noisecore? What do you think of modern grindcore?

We have heard many bands...Not just listen to noisecore extreme hc grind noise bands but also other genres (harsh, electronics, industrial etc) like 7 Minutes Of Nausea, Impetigo, Lärm, Anal Massaker, Patareni, Carcass Grinder, Think Shit, Cripple Bastards, Denak, GG Allin, Armenia, Merzbow, Masonna, Anal Cunt, Le Scrawl, Extreme Smoke 57, Unseen Terror, L.P.D.L.M.M, Yacøpsae, Tumor, Undinism, White House, Meat Shits, Vomit Spawn, Gut, Blood (old ones), Agathocles, Napalm Death (old ones), Real Reegae, Final Exit, The Gerogerigegege, Fuck On The Beach, Fear Of God, Nasum, Regurgitate, Hellnation, Spazz, Rupture, Daft Punk, Olho Seco, Cabaret Voltaire, Deche Charge, Dahmer, Rectal Pus, Colico, Exulceration, Notoken, Kaos, Siege, Pesmenben IV, Negative Approach, Suicidal Tendencies, Vaseline, Mukeka Di Rato, A La Patada, Yesmeansyes, Bad Brains, Rupture, Vivisection, Senseless Apocalypse, N.P.H, S.O.B., Infest, Heresy, Charles Bronson, Hellhouse, Motörhead, No Comment, Electro Hippies, W.B.I, Crossed Out, Assück, World, Aunt Mary, Satanic Malfunctions, Nuclear Assault, Carcass (old ones), S.P.K, Sore Throat, Chancro Duro, KK Null, Minch, Placenta, Sonic Youth, Repulsion, Terrorizer, Cryptic Slaughter, The Accüsed, Romantic Gorilla, Aphex Twin, Atari Teenage Riot, Einsturzende Neubauten, Celio Gonzalez, La Sonora Matancera, Bienvenido Granda, Silvana Ibarra, Toni Boleta, and I'm pretty tired of writing all these bands.
I (Paul Troya) started listening noisecore / grind noise when I was 13-14 years old (1993-94) About New grindcore, it does not bother me until is not mixed with death or drum machine… grind gore these days is just fashion.

4- What are your plans for the future? Should we expect something groundbreaking?

For the future we will continue playing and recording new masterpieces for possible splits, tapes or 7”, traveling to other cities to play good rock and roll... and keep the little noisegrindcore scene in Guayaquil alive. So far we have these releases available:
Cacasonica /Kriminalistica Split cd-r pro (Kontestario rec– Ecuador)
Cacasonica/Colico Split cd-r pro(M.E.L.C. rec- Ecuador)
Cacasonica/Gorgonized Dorks Split tape (Rotting Abortion rec- Italy)
Cacasonica/Kerenaneko Split cd.-r pro (R.O.N.F records- Spain)
Cacasonica/ Cap 3 Leg Split cd-r pro (Mortville records- Usa)
V/A netcompilation R.O.N.F. records (Spain)
Next releases:
Cacasonica/Penis Enlargement 7”(Italia)
Cacasonica/Gripe Anal tape (Ecuador)
Cacasonica/Melanocetus Murrayi (Grecia) (need labels)
Cacasonica/Exacerbación split tape (Costa Rica) (need labels)
V/A War of the worlds (Italia)
Cacasonica/Operación Canguro 7” (Ecuador)(need labels)
4 way split Abundante ruido subterráneo IV (Peru)

5- You come from Ecuador, a South American country known for its noisecore/grindcore primitive bands like Ruido De Odio, NPH, A La Patada, Mundo De Mierda and the obscure legendary split between Chancro Duro/W, what are your favourites? How's the scene nowadays? Is there a lot of interest for grindcore, noisecore and extreme music? Do you play a lot of gigs there? Any new bands you would reccomend?

I love the scene of the late'80s until the mid-90 "with many bands of Guayaquil as NPH, A La Patada, Okapi, Mundo De Mierda, Infexion (old ones), S.D.R, Defecación Bucal, Excremento Putrefacto, 2 Semanas Con Diarrea, Armenia, Acérrimamente, Estúpida Melodía, Zombie Skindhead, Guañusca, Gonorrea Of Lips, W, Notoken, Ruido De Odio, Dafosm, Malignant Circuncixion and bands from Quito like: Chancro Duro, N.Ch and Brutal Masacre.
The scene in Guayaquil is very small here there are not many noisecore or grind bands …in the city there are many punk, death or black metal bands, but there are few good bands in Guayaquil, Quito, Manabi and Ambato like Colico,Menso Noise, Arcano 18, Tumbaburros, El Muermo, Infiltro, Asfixia, Lucho Perucho, Gripe Anal, Fonograma Trapex, Cirrosis, Hemorragea.
6- Do you guys have any hobbies beside music?
Patrick works at a telephone company, his hobby is to go with hookers and collecting music.
Fabricio is a painter and refrigeration technician. his hobbies are getting drunk and take a walk with travenstites.
Juan Carlos does not do anything, his hobbies are girls and drugs
Paul: work on something, his hobby is smoking marihuana, annoying whores and collecting tapes and vinyls

7- Anal Cunt or 7 Minutes Of Nausea? Hardcore or noisecore? Tape or vinyl? La chepa o el culo-la

Cerveza o el wisky-cagar o comer…Everything is good

8- Ok thanks a lot, intie's over. Last comments?

Thanks again for the opportunity and thanks for listening to Cacasonica-(psicotrópicomorbogrindinsanocore) good luck with your zine and label!
for contacts (splits, interviews, comments, insults, records, tapes vinyls) write to:
Pato (
Comegato (
Mimosin (
Me, Paulito (
Or snail mail to:
09 – 02 – 191 A

***Los Crudos- Canciones para liberar nuestras fronteras, Lengua Armada records 1997

Yeah. Pretty famous one. It was a long time I wanted to upload this for some reasons. The first comes from the fact that since I saw good words upon the music, and their lyrics too, almost everywhere I looked at, I couldn't find the lyrics anywhere on the web, so when I got a copy of this LP I finally realized why there was such a big hype about them. I love their fast and aggressive style, it's a concentrate of anger and intensity and their lyrics are politic oriented but in some way personal, and very straight to the point.
Also the package of this re-issue is awesome, the cover is screenprinted on a piece of corrugated cardboard and there's a booklet included too.
If you missed this, in my opinion, you missed one of the best records of the 90s (and that's the second reason), so here's your chance to listen to it!
And also, for those who still hasn't read their lyrics you can find them on the pdf file I uploaded with the scannings of the whole booklet at 150dpi quality.

A1 That's Right We're That Spic Band!!!
A2 Poco A Poco
A3 Sueltalo
A4 Migra Violencia
A5 Viejos Pateticos
A6 Esto No Trae Precio
A7 Del Pasado A El Presente
A8 A Los Inseguros
A9 Tomado Los Golpes
B1 No Existen Palomas Blancas En Mi Barrio
B2 No Va Haber Revolucion
B3 Quien Es El Pendejo Mas Grande?
B4 Que Pasa Con La Paz?
B5 Metiendo Sal En La Llaga
B6 Vas A Regresar?
B7 Hardcoregoismo
B8 Naciste Con Voz

venerdì 31 luglio 2009


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domenica 28 giugno 2009

Some breeze to refresh your summer

***Pissdeads/Brain-Sick split cd-r, Bile Swamp records 2009
Thanks to Kotsya from Pissdeads for sending this to my email address,
Pissdeads is a noisegrind one-man band from Russia. His sound consist of a blasted drum and a wall of noise created by vocals and fuzzy guitars. The recording seems to be recorded in a reharsal room or something, with a strange reverber on the drums, that seems like a bunch of saucepans. They remind me of some Deche-Charge stuff, except their songs are longer and, on this side, are 8, so no 345675839 tracks as one can expect, plus the vocals are pretty harsh and Anal Cunt-ish. It's good noisegrind if you want my opinion, this split has good stuff on it, so I think that something interesting may come out in the future from this guy. So be sure to take an eye on him.
Brain-Sick is from Russia too, and plays a kind of lo-fi noisegrind too. It's a pity I haven't got many infos about this, except they're friends of Pissdeads. They deliver 7 tracks, with a cover of Anal Cunt's "Harvey Corman is gay", of well-done grind with some noise touches. Too bad the vocals and guitars are a a bit low, as I can guess it's a home-made recording. I'm pretty sure I'll try to get some more infos, because, in my opinion, they need better recordings.
It's a good split, enjoyable, so, if you want to hear some underground stuff with unknown bands, go for it.

***Cancer Spreading/Cruel Storm split 7'', Co-production 2009
And here's again Cancer Spreading. I was impatient to check out some better recorded stuff, and here I am. And you know? It was worth. I was lucky enough to find in a distro a week after it was out, so I didn't have to order it somewhere.
Cancer Spreading, see here for the older review, are from Modena, Italy. Now they added a guitar player so they're 5. As you can guess by their name, they love Deviated Instinct. So do I, can't blame them for this eheh. On this piece of wax they deliver 2 tracks of filthy stenchcore. Fast parts alternated to mid tempos followed by metalish harsh distorted guitars and sung with raw growls. This stuff reminds me of old UK stuff in the vein of the first crust bands, so a lot of punkish flith mixed to metalish thrashing with an 80s style. One song is about religion, while the other one is an attack to the so called "progress". Great recording if you ask me, definitely worth checking out.
On the other side there's Cruel Storm. They are a 4 piece d-beat band from Cesena, Italy. I had never heard them so this was the first time they reached my ears. Fast hammering drums that reminds me of some Scandinavian touches and some Masskontroll-ish riffs, and a desperate vocalist and with a punkish edge that reminds me of some Anti-Cimex. They too have 2 tracks, both have political lyrics. One is against war and the other is a refusal of this society. I actually like this stuff more than I thought. I'm not a big d-beat fan, but this band mixes a lot of things I like, so "Fuck Yeah", I say.
Congrats to all the label involved in this, this has 2 cool bands and prove that in Italy there's still something to say and to play. Don't miss this if you're into this kind of stuff, you won't fucking regret!!
Cancer Spreading's myspace
Cruel Storm's myspace

***AxSxHx- Dead area fastcore 7'', NFL, Dead Area, Holy Shit, Breathlike Violence records 2009
I bought this off NFL distro (which is one of the co-producers). It was described as "Hellnation meets Crossed Out", so how could I miss this one?
AxSxHx are a Dutch trio. Their name stands for Another Stupid Hardcoreband. I'm not 100% sure they are three (I guessed it from the band pic in the back cover) because there's no info on the record sleeve+inlay. They have 11 songs on this vinyl. One is an intro and one an outro. The intro's about "The Crimson Executioner", with quotes from movies on a mid tempo with guitar and bass playing. For the songs you have to wait till the second song. And from then it's a blast. Hyper fast blastings drums combined with hyper distorted guitar and bass. Some slow parts are present too, but don't be sad, these won't last for long. All the noise is sung with Crossed Out-esque and a bit of Spazz reminding vocals. This stuff is beyond the adjective "raging", it's pure powerviolence madness. Ultra intense, raging, fast as hell music. Vocals reminds me of the criminally underrated and fucking awesome German band Flächenbrand. Lyrics are about life in general, some are in dutch, and one is about "hardcore" and all the elitism around it in the so called "scenes". Then after all this raging tupa tupa trrr harsh core you have an harsh noise outro called "Soap for hygiene" by Apophallation, a dutch harsh noise performer, just to relax your ear with after such a rush. Cool cover as well, with a collage of funny things and movie-characters upon a Dutch city.
If you're into this stuff you can't miss this, it's refreshing as hell, we need more stuff with these intenisty!!! If you choose not to buy it then don't tell me I hadn't warned you!!
AxSxHx myspace

***Dropdead/Rupture split 8'', Highly Collectible records 1993

And here it is. Just for your ears.
Since it's a great piece of a vinyl, it's hard to find, and it has 2 great bands with greats songs on it, I decided to rip this one.
I'm a real record nerd, and I can't deny that I would love to have the splatter multicolored vinyl edition.
Dropdead on this release are at full speed, intense and angry as ever.
Rupture have a kickass side, most of the songs, if not all of them, will feature, a little bit modified and better recorded, in my personal Rupture's fave album "Corrupture".

Dropdead tracklist:
1 Washed Away
2 Living In Fear
3 Confused (Buried Deep)
4 Attention
5 Deliver Yourself
6 Control
7 Life In Chains
8 End The Slaugther
9 I Will Defy
10 The Truth Behind
11 Fucking Assholes
12 Legacy Of Death
13 No Glory
14 Still You Follow Blindly

Rupture tracklist:
1 Od On THC
2 Little Johnnys Dead
3 The Human Race Can Fuck Me Up The Arse
4 Justification Of Your Life
5 Ake Ar Gud
6 Permanentia Intoxica
7 Acid Orbit
8 Rescue The Future - Get Fucked!!!
9 (I´m Having A Fucken) Flashback
10 Fucken Old Cunts Need A Kick In The Head

mercoledì 17 giugno 2009

Jesus Ain't in Poland intie

Since I saw them live a couple of times, and I think these guys really rocks and are worth seeing live, I decided to interview them before their European tour, so, if you get the chance go see them touring with 2 Minuta Dreka. Check them out.
Here's the intie, answers from their bass player Righetty.

1- Hi JAIP, how's life?

Everything's ok. We are the same fool drunkards as always so we can't complain!

2- Speaking of you, you're a new band (right?), is that your first experience or you have already played in other bands? What pushed you to play grindcore? Why? What are your main influences? Where does your name come from?

JAIP was born as an idea from Capasso (drums) and LKK (vocals) in 2003, first things started in 2004 on alternate periods since 2005 when a stable line-up was found. Since when I joined to play bass and so we started as a serious project.
We all played in other bands before. Collera (guitar) played in 7bloodyhopes, still active and great musicians, friends and stage mates; Collera also plays in Terror Firmer, a kickass thrash/speedcore project that is also touring a lot around Italy: it has also members from Repulsione and Cancer Spreading. Capasso played in Able To Be, a post-core project and has a solo dub-step project. LKK is part of the black metal project Abyss and his personal project Le Maschere A Gas & Vedova Negra. I, together with Capasso and my brother, founded Slavekill, later joined by LKK too. This band was active from 1998 to 2003, it was a thrash metal inspired by 80s San Francisco Bay Area, like Metallica, Slayer, Testament. Then I played a year with Coffee Overdrive, a metal/hard rock band which is still active, and with whom I recorded the first demo and drew the graphics.
As regards what pushed us to play grindcore, I think it was because of listening to such bands as Dahmer, Locust and Nasum. Especially as regards LKK and Capasso. I and Collera, instead, we got interested in grindcore with the birth of JAIP, not before. And, since we love extreme music, we liked it a lot. And, in my opinion, an ingenuous approach, sometimes, can create varied but also unexpected and unusual parts in the genre. By the way, the influences are a ton, it'd be an endless list of bands. We listen to both European and American bands as well as hardcore, thrash and death metal bands.
Our name means essentially one thing: Jesus is not in Poland. But not even in other countries. It's our big fuck off to all the religions, also the one about money and finance. Having a God is harful for ourselves and for the weakest people. Anyway is also a fun name, and this is meant for us not to take ourselves too seriously.

3- I appreciated your cd "Holobscene", is that the first thing you recorded or there's something before? Are you satisfied with it? Plans for the future? Will you put out a ton of records like Agathocles or Unholy Grave?

Thanks a lot! Holobscene is out first studio-EP, before we recorded some live set that can be found on the internet, and we partecipated to some compilations, but Holobscene is our first official EP. We are quite satisfied with it, it allowed us to play a lot of shows around and to get the name out of our country, reviews have always been good, but there's always the chance to do better. By the way i'll calm you: we'll never put out a lot of CDS as Agathocles, but we are thinking of making a split at least. We are working on new tracks and we'll see if we will include them all in a new EP or use 4 or 5 for a split.

4- Speaking of tours/live dates, I can see you're about to tour abroad, with the nasty guys from 2 Minuta Dreka, can you tell us some more about it? Will you record some shows? I heard rumours of a possible signature for a major label and a departure for a world tour with Alice Cooper, Ozzy and Motley Crüe with dates in Rwanda stadiums, is that real (Author's note: this is a stupid question playing with the title of one of their songs, Caterpillars in Rwanda)

Yeah, unfortunately we will have to hang around with that smelly nastyness called 2 Minuta Dreka, they broke our balls so much that we had to take them with us.
No, seriously, Brandy, 2 Minuta Dreka's singer, asked us if we wanted to join them so we accepted. He organized all the dates and he found all the contacts alone, he worked a lot for this. We will play 9 dates in 10 days, we won't have any shower and we are really happe they decided to share their June's sweat with us! We don't know how we could thank him!
I hope we will have the chance to record something, and I hope it won't be just amateur video stuff, we'll see...anyway we'll have excellent snuff-movies when we'll get back!
Speaking of labels we don't have any and we're happy this way, too bad for the Rwanda tour (some days ago it was the aniversary of the massacre, but nobody spoke about it...).
Anyway in the future we'll do some co-productions for sure, we have already spoken with someone, but just for distribution and nothing more.

5- How do you spend your free time else than playing? Do you listen to other kinds of music or are you grindcore fundamentalists? Recently played albums?

Free time?? What's that? We all have a job, I study too, and in the evening we play. Collera has 2 bands, so the remaining time is really little. But we listen to a lot of different music, starting from Ambient, electronics, some songwriters (to be honest only 2...). I speak for me, my recent listens are The Crown, Mastodon and Francesco Guccini (an italian songwriter). But today, while coming back home, I listened to Nasum's shift. Capasso, Collera and LKK listen to so much music that 3 sleepless lifes would be needed to listen to it all. So, not only grindcore.

6- Intie's over, thanks a lot! Any last comment?

Already finished? Thanks a lot, it was a pleasure!

giovedì 30 aprile 2009

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martedì 14 aprile 2009

As always...

As always it's been quite a long time since i last posted there...
reasons are various, lack of time + where I live now I got no internet, so that's why...
Been listening to a lot of different music than Grindcore, Noisecore lately, a lot of hippie stuff plus Stoner/Doom/Sludge and some Thrash/Death...C'est la vie!
But don't worry, soon I'll post more reviews for your ears!
So it's time for some downloads:

-Cripple Bastards/Violent Headache split 7'', Psycho Mania recs.
Total noisecore a la Sore Throat, 7 M.O.N.

-E.B.S.- Nostril dumbass demo tape
Same E.B.S. of the previous post (split with Failure Face)

-Jester Beast- Destroy after use (Demo)
Thrash metal from Italy, had members from the almight Negazione

-The Wankys/Exit Hippies split 12'', Detonate recs.


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venerdì 2 gennaio 2009

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