Saturday, November 22, 2014

THE SHRINE at Berlin's Cassiopeia 28th Sept.2014, visual show report

On September the 28th, 2014 power-retro-fuzz-rockers THE SHRINE, from Venice, Los Angels, CA, played a show at Berlin's Cassiopeia while touring Europe on their latest and sophomore record "Bless Off".
Gotanerve-zine attended the gig and our Michela with a buddy photographer interviewed the three-some, took pictures and shot a few videos to document this rock 'n' roll night.

Waiting for the interview to go up very soon and read what the American dudes had to say us, here below you can watch the three videos and a few shots that try to show what a The Shrine gig could be all about.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Norway's BARREN WOMB debuts new video off "The sun's not yellow, it's chicken,"

Refused's sonic-derailment sons from Trondheim, Norway.
Hardcore band Barren Womb has debuted a new video for their song "Only Rain Man Doesn't change" from their recent album, "The sun’s not yellow, it’s chicken".
The records is out on Spartan Records and digitally at iTunes.

Watch Barren Womb’s new video for “Only Rain Man doesn’t change” now at

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Fat Wreck Chords announces NOFX- Backstage Passport Soundtrack!

I'm sure you guys would agree Fat Mike didn't exactly cut a good figure when punching and kicking
with his Docs a drunk-frenzied fan who hopped on stage and back-hugged NOFX's singer bass player during their opening show of Australia's tour. The clip showing the beatdown went viral and surely you've got to read about all the shit, from haters, press, bloggers and everyday social network users, that flooded Mike camp after this unpleasant exploit for which the punkrock icon will be trying his best to get quickly over it. Some pacification gestures have been delivered already, you know; well that's what happened first in the virtual world and then in the real world when, to settle the score, Fat Mike let the fan kick him back a few days after the talked about event. So you perhaps know all that but what about things going on at NOFX backstages and the proper soundtrack to that insane moments?

In 2008, NOFX starred in the TV show Backstage Passport, a series that documented the insane hijinks of the band as they weaved an unsteady path through exotic locales where most sane bands fear to tread. Today, we’re pleased to announce that the official Backstage Passport Soundtrack is being released on December 9th (Vinyl in January 2015).

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Sweden's screamo SUIS LA LUNA starts recording their new EP

Today 15th November 2014 Swedish screamo four-piece Suis La Lune are set to begin recording a
new 4 track EP for release next year. The band will be heading into Henning’s (guitarist/vocalist) basement to record the new material. The EP will feature all of the original members of the band with the only change being a role swap between guitarist Karl Sladö and drummer Daniel Pettersson.

The band will also be recording the material themselves, Sladö says, "Recording will clock in at around 25 minutes. The songs are a tad more technical and a bit longer, there's a lot of stuff going on for sure.”

In the past Suis La Lune have been heralded for their own flavour of classic (late-90s) style screamo by combining post-rock-esque instrumentation and tender melodies with passionately frantic vocals and lyrics. The new material is said to have “a darker, harder sound”, however Sladö assures that “Suis La Lune still sounds like Suis La Lune”.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

HARD RESISTANCE to release 1994-2014 double-CD Retrospective early 2015

Twenty years have gone by since the days HARD RESISTANCE, European hardcore band from Belgium, burst upon the scene. The news is WTF records will be releasing a 2-CD retrospective titled 1994 RETROSPECTIVE 2014, which is scheduled to be available on January the 2nd 2015. 

The early nineties and mid-nineties were a revolutionary periode. A lot of American hardcore bands started to boom and the scene exploded once again. Bands like Biohazard, Sick Of It All, Madball, Pro-Pain and Cro-Mags grew and destroyed the European stages. It was at that time, that HARD RESISTANCE started out.

After a while, European bands like Backfire!, Ryker’s, Right Direction, Tech 9, Discipline, VOT earned the respect they deserved. Album productions got better, bands were selling tons of merchandise and shows were full of energy. Finally; the hard work paid off.
In fact, they established a true hardcore "Euro-scene" and European bands got dubbed "Euro-core bands" by international media and radio (someone bashed it bulldog HC). Everyone was talking about it, everyone was into hardcore. Glorious days!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

SWINGIN' UTTERS new album and US tour with labelmates Lag Wagon

The fans of SWINGIN' UTTERS will be stoked to know their favorite punk rockers have a new record coming out in a few days.

You heard it right! On November 11th, we’ll release a brand new Swingin’ Utters full-length. Packed with 15 songs and recorded by the talented Chris Dugan at JingleTown, Fistful of Hollow is Swingin’ Utters at their very best. The album weaves between classic punk rock and the eclectic mix of sounds that the band has been experimenting and evolving with since Five Lessons Learned, yielding a truly balanced, yet cohesive record. Read what Johnny and Darius had to say about the writing process below:

Saturday, November 1, 2014

"BLACK HOLE: Uno Sguardo Sull'Underground Italiano" interview

by marcs77

What underground means and what's all about? Could it be compared to a black hole? That region of space-time which, because of its strong gravitational fields, absorbs all those subcultures and art forms like music, literature, theater, cinema that are not striving for or will never get the chance to go under the spotlights of mass pop culture?
That was my initial take on one of the likely meanings of title for the book/movie documentary project “BLACK HOLE: Uno Sguardo Sull'Underground Italiano” -Black Hole: an overview on Italian underground.
Turi Messineo, 29 years old, from Palermo, Sicily got started with the hardcore punk in his teens and over these formative years to the adulthood he has put enough experiences, connections and in-depth knowledge under his belt to embark himself into an ambitious yet challenging project to write a book and, with the cooperation of young movie maker Claudio Stanghellini, make a movie about the Italian underground.
This project got finalized into the paper book “BLACK HOLE: Uno Sguardo Sull'Underground Italiano” to be published by Eris edizioni beginning of 2015 and the movie, he wrote and directed, bringing the same title.
We thought
now it was the perfect time to interview Turi about “Black Hole” and everything related. Read on what he has to say...

gan: Hey Turi how's all in life?

Saturday, October 25, 2014

[‘selvə] is the hot new band to check out so, you should

by marcs77

A few words with the recentlty born band [‘selvə] from North Italy...

gan: Hey there, please introduce yourselves to the uninitiated and readers of

Hi, we are [‘selvə], we’ve been playing music together since 2013 and we’re from Crema, Lonigo and Lodi.

gan: How did you guys come up with your band name?

For some time we’ve had trouble finding a suitable name for our project, then a friend of ours suddenly came up with the name “selva”.
We immediately liked the name and chose it for us. This word stands for a place that perfectly represents the emotions and sensations we want to trasmit through our music: loneliness, obscurity and dismay. We chose to write it in phonetics to make it even more enigmatic and misterious.

gan: Do you have any stuff out?

We started writing some songs last september, now we have four, all of them are in our first cd “life habitual”. We recorded it this summer and it will be out on the 27th of october 2014 under the label Argonauta Records.

gan: What got you playing this genre and what are some of the bands you draw inspiration from?