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!