Nov 27, 2010

"Utterly fearless for your luscious flesh, I've got an appetite like a war and I always hunger for more"

As the title says, this is my offering to a man's war appetite. This new various artists double seveninch includes propably the best new bands that great albion has to offer. You propably know the bands already, so let's make a brief introduction.

On side A we have Closure, who are propably the most well-known band from the four bands participatinng here. Continuing their dark as night hardcore and go one step forward where their incredible 7'' stopped. More gloomy atmosphere, some sludge for the ugliness and the terrific vocals coming straight from a shattered mother's womb. They give me the impression that the 6 tracks they participate here is one and ugly song mixing power-violence with great bridge-structure. Judge for your own.

Side B : Here we find Mouth and their straight-up hardcore (the motherfuckers have great movie-samples! i envy them) from the heart. More or less, usual ass-kicking hardcore, i already love them from their demo. Youth crew sound meets thrash/core with lunatic vocals.

On side c we have Torn apart, which their self titled 7'' couldn't find anywhere. Here we have the best bass-guitar sound, making their power-hardcore a fucking knife in the heart. The powerful recording and the tight playing ensures your running for escape. "Nightstalker" is a killer (i swear it's on your new car cd-comp)

And finally, my favourites : Bonestorm. Here you get everything that the meaning of words Bone and Storm means when they come together. Fucking blast. Enjoy


Nov 24, 2010

Boktorva SS - gig report

Date and time have been arranged. Pack my things like a lunatic and catch-up the subway. My driver and dear companion through the next two days d-beat odyssey, d-bill has been late so i got the chance and enjoyed a cold coffee. As we finally hit the road listening to some old good Pink's tunes (u & ur hand etc) i couldn't imagine what i will go through the next hours but time were our ally...

Arriving on the university of patra was a pain in the ass but finally we did it, even if we have not seen the first two bands. My Turn were on stage and played really rad. Short songs, nice black flag's riffs with a positive feedback, so i didn't miss the chance to do some backing vocals on "can't tell no-one" cover. Deathbed who?

Now, let's get to the point. Seeing some familiar faces going in the first line for the upcoming war i fueled my throat with some stinking fix beer and got my place στα χαρακωματα του βουκολικου πολεμου.
The four horsemen of the crustcore apocalypse occupied stage with their axes well sharpen. Wearing wigs, they started to slaughter our ears and the only words that can describe the feelings brings in my mind the bay-area thrash of '80s : "On through the mist and the madness, We are trying to get the message to you. Metal Militia. Metal Militia.". Soon enough, we - the fans(lol) -  hit the stage and every-single-one member of the band was upon our backs, we lift them again and again while guitar solos and drum blast-beats hit back on us like tornados. We tried to lift also the drummer up but the only think we managed was to destroy his drumkit, while he was trying to play his hi-hat with his body turned upside-down. A masked-man attacked midas on his guitar solo number 1342516278115, hitting him hard on his stomach. He only made his solos be meaner and eviler. Agathocles and Extreme noise terror covers just made the pain lust (and last) longer. The band was tight as good as a pair of denim jeans on Lemmy's legs. I have to admit that my vocals on cripple commander were shit mainly to the admire i have to the bassist of the band - known as Machete - so i lost my words, shit happens. Great gig and great people.
Conclusion : First gig for such a great band in twelve years, and propably we'll have to wait another twelve to see them again. Support the band, drink whiskey.

Nov 22, 2010

Για την δική του αναρχικού Γιάννη Δημητράκη.

6 Δεκέμβρη 2010, μια προγραμματισμένη ημερομηνία για την εκδίκαση της έφεσης του αναρχικού
Γ. Δημητράκη. Πέντε σχεδόν χρόνια εγκλεισμού, αλλά και χρόνια αγώνα για τον ίδιο, χρόνια δράσεων αλληλεγγύης, χρόνια επιλογών μέσα στο κίνημα από την πιο ένθερμη υποστήριξη ως την πιο παγωμένη αποστασιοποίηση, χρόνια γεμάτα λέξεις και πράξεις. Πώς να συνεχίσει κανείς να είναι αλληλέγγυος στο σύντροφο και να το κάνει δημιουργικά και ουσιαστικά χωρίς απλώς να επαναλαμβάνεται; Πώς να αξιοποιηθούν τα πέντε αυτά χρόνια και η υπόθεση στο σήμερα; Θέλοντας να κινηθούμε σε αυτή τη λογική, επιλέγουμε να μιλήσουμε ξανά γύρω από την υπόθεση και τη σημασία της συμπεριλαμβάνοντας με έναν κριτικό και αυτοκριτικό τρόπο τον αντίκτυπό της μέσα στο κίνημα...

Μπορείτε να διαβάσετε όλη την δωδεκασέλιδη μπροσούρα ΕΔΩ.

Nov 14, 2010

Crude - 1st Lp

Thanx to great guy the japcore world know as fabian...take his words for granted and cut your throat!

- Fabian, the mongoloid behind Burial's drumkit :

So, what to write about CRUDE/s album from 1996...I am not really sure when it came out but it was recorded in 1996, 14 years ago. I think it came out on Straight Up Records in Japan and on some label called Dynamite kids from Belgium. Whatever, like their earlier stuff it's a little raw, which suits the songs really well. There are ten tracks on this record, the first song being kind of an intro which is pretty atmospheric and moody. My favorite track is the fourth song on the first side with a Japanese title. A real punk stomper they perform live on a regular basis. Come and get wild! And bring weed for them, they will appreciate that. I am not sure if they will like Tzatziki as much as I do, but you should try. Back to the record. On the LP they were a four-piece, now they turned into a three-piece, having two original members left, the drummer and the bass player who are brothers. Weed-adorers. Potential Tzatziki-fetishists. Unfortunately their new LP is already sold out, for all of you who wanted to buy it...but so you can safe your well-earned cash and get `em some dope. Opa opa, otsukare!!!


Nov 9, 2010

Frustration - self titled 7'' (2010)

I have to say sorry for the lack of posts lately, guys but i'm very very busy (and tired). I was among this 7'' and the brand new Lp of Raw Nerves, both released by Inimical records (blame them for the great Sahn maru Lp also) for my blog's next post and i've chosen this one due to the great mix of crusty sound while they play some type of dark hardcore punk, not that the raw nerves lp is bad, exactly the opposite. It's great and you have to check it out.
So, what the fuck with those punks? They come from seattle and if you are in the same music background as i am - to make myself clear i mean if the only bands that you know from seattle are Decrepit and Soundgarden - you are in the right place. This is a band that combines both of them. Weird ha? Not really. Pay some attention.

I'm joking you with guys, even if i like Soundgarden (this is an inside joke with Deathraid's drummer Devon - when i told him that stupid joke about soundgarden he told me : go tell it to jim. he used to play for Decrepit!!! Lovely guys all of the Deathraid crew..cheers guys), they couldn't been playing grunge-shit. Now, back to our theme. Frustration! This is a great band that combines in a perfect way some melancholic (d-)beats alongside Motorhead-type of vocals, while the bass and guitars are heavy and destorted. As i was under a Complications spell, this 7'' is everything i want to continue into the darkest seas of sanity, imagine Motorhead-meets-Leatherface-meets-Complications-meets-Coldbringer that finally meets Quarantine. Add an all-star line-up including members of Consume, Snuggle, Cop on Fire, Decrepit, Blackout, and Calloused. Do you need any more? Guess not.