Saturday, August 15, 2015

BIOHAZARD + WALLS OF JERICHO + NO OMEGA at Radio Onda D'Urto Fest, Aug. 13th 2015

words and pics by marcs77

Last evening I drove out with my car to Brescia to attend the annual fest of local long time independent radio called Onda D'Urto. I'm glad I've managed to make it there since I got to see a great concert and without the possibility to make advance planning and arrangements I, by chance, hooked up with Walls Of Jericho's Candace Kucsulain, she was out of backstage wandering around through the stalls selling colourful-hippish dresses, who kindly offered a bit of her time to reply a few questions for an interview will be featuring shortly -this despite her confiding to me that she really had to save her road's worn out voice for tonite show.

Okay, let's start reporting what went on up on the huge festival-like stage the radio set up for the live music events they'll be hosting until 29th August (today is just the second day).
No Omega
The band that has had the usually awkward task to open up the gig, a few minutes past 9.00 pm, is Stockholm, Sweden's NO OMEGA.

Monday, August 10, 2015

DARKEST HOUR interview

by marcs77

Honestly I think I kept this interview lingering I bit way longer than everyone would expect, this being recorded last November in Milan, but, you know, I'm dead sure DARKEST HOUR fans will always be eager to read up what guitar player and founder Mike Schleibaum (he's a real dude!) had to say about the then freshly released new self-titled record, on how he backed my not so concealed critics on their move toward more poppier sounds, and among the other things how Darkest Hour and Machine "Fucking" Head are a badass bill for every metal bangers and diehard fans of these two bands who put their hearts in whatever they do and just rip the stages together.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

'Graze' is taken from the new DOWNERS' EP 'Noose' out today August 1st 2015 on Local Colour Records

Those of you who like the indie, grungy sounds of the '90s will probably fall in love with this combo called DOWNERS that hails from North West, UK.
Are these sounds being favoured again among alternative punk music listeners? At the end of the 90's this was just one of those thoughts that oncel et out loud would have lot of people laughing in your face. If you were older enough you surely remember what I'm blabbing about. Rock was dead, punk was dead, grunge was dead!

'Graze' is taken from the new 3 track EP, ‘Noose’, which will be released on 1st of August on 7" vinyl and digital download through Local Colour Records. The band will be playing a tiny in-store at Action Records, Preston on Saturday 8th August to celebrate the release.

Watch here the video for the song "Graze"

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

UK's Pop Punk kings NECK DEEP release new single "Gold Steps" & Official music video

Who claims to be into pop punk must have been already initiated to NECK DEEP.
The Wrexham, UK residents have a new record on the way and news from their camp...

Neck Deep have premiered a music video for “Gold Steps” today. This is the second single off their highly anticipated sophomore full-length album "Life's Not Out To Get You", which is set to drop on August 14th.

Fans can watch the video on Hopeless Records’ YouTube channel now here:

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Oklahoma's NO X THANKS 7" debut out on xCommitmentx records

It's been more than 1,5 year since the last Commitment's release. It was Clear Path's "Wolf Pack" EP and I know you, like me, may have wondered what the label have been up to over this time and whether it was still on the map as far as releasing new bands goes. Yeah, they're still around and kicking and have shared some good news about an upcoming 7" as well as about several new releases in the works for the coming months.

The first release they will press is the debut 7” of Oklahoma based straight edge band NO THANKS.

Stream here one song titled "Creep" off the No Thanks 7" which is currently available on xCommitmentx rec bandcamp

Saturday, July 18, 2015

POTENCE is our latest "hot new band to check out", please do it...

by marcs77

It could be there is a “new” scene or something of the sort going and growing faster among the today's multifaceted hardcore punk. It's been a while now anyway. Currently there are lot of these bands in Italy and a few good locals from my area as well, and I'd like to think the label «blackened screamo post-hardcore» to fit just fine for describing this genre that blends the raw primal heaviness of black metal, unconventional angular song structures, obscure atmospheres and crusty hardcore punk urgency.
France's POTENCE, our “hot new band to check out”, ideally embodies all of above though for sure there's more served on the plate.
The foursome hails from Besançon-Strasbourg and has an untitled 4-track demo out you can download for a name-your-price-deal off their bandcamp page.
When I first heard their music I really liked the songs that make up the very first recording of these Frenchmen so we've decided to email them a few questions to give the guys the chance to introduce this new band to our readers.

gan: First off, can you please offer a lowdown on POTENCE? Who plays what, where you from, when you started out...

Saturday, June 27, 2015

SAFE interview

di marcs77 / foto Safe

Negli anni '90 all'interno dello straight edge punk hardcore vede la luce del sole un nuovo “sottogenere” che abbraccia la fede, filosofie, consapevolezze e pratiche spirituali legate alle tradizioni della cultura religiosa Induista ed alla devozione a Krishna. Questo stile musicale e di vita, è battezzato Krishna-core, ed ha come iniziatori e principali portabandiera, due combo con base a New York city, gli Shelter (band fondata da Ray Cappo dei seminali Youth Of Today) e i 108 (ci suona Vic DiCara ex Inside Out e la moglie di Steve Reddy). Nell'arco di breve periodo di tempo il genere inizia a raccogliere un numero maggiore di adepti e followers e dalla scena, sia a livello locale che internazionale, emergono nuove bands alcune delle quali pubblicheranno i propri dischi su Equal Vision, etichetta di Albany, NY, fondata nel '91 da Ray e Steve reddy (roadie degli YOT) per produrre gli albums della sua band e di altri gruppi, affini al messaggio e impegnati promotori del cammino spirituale ispirato da Krishna.
Qualche tempo fa, tramite un post su facebook, ho scoperto che anche a Milano, intorno alla metà degli anni '90, hanno fatto parlare di se due gruppi del filone, formati da frequentatori del centro culturale Govinda, che si chiamavano, GHCP (Govinda hardcore project, presenti nella band membri dei Sottopressione) autori di un apprezzato demo e un EP “Il Meglio Dei Due Mondi” e Shaa, che fanno uscire un'interessante demo e un vinile 7” intitolato “Meditazione” -registrazioni di entrambe i gruppi sono ascoltabili su youtube.
I SAFE, la band che abbiamo appena intervistato, nasce negli anni duemila,

Friday, June 12, 2015

Brazil's QUESTIONS announces release of new record "Pushed Out...Of Society"

Last March we posted an item about their now forthcoming Euro tour; here you are with some freshly backed news from São Paulo's hardcore punk ever rising force QUESTIONS.

We are proud to announce our new record, "Pushed Out... of Society".
Produced by Fernando Sanches at El Rocha Studio and mastered by Paul Miner at Buzzbomb Sound Labs in the US, the album is part of the series "Out of Society" and brings five new songs added to the four released in the 2013 EP.