quarta-feira, 18 de fevereiro de 2009
Well,they comes from Slovakia and they are one of my favorite bands too!! an amazing crustcore well worked and amazing!! i´m many happy to see these guys on "hail to Besthöven" too!!
And happy a lot to be working in a split ep with them!!
This is a really nice interview with 2 members answers: lider(guitar), fifo(guitar)
Then...let´s go to the strange thoughts of these 2 fucking guys!!!
VP-TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT BETON STORY...WHEN WAS FORMED,ETC...
Lider: Hi Fofs!!! Thanx for the i-view mate!!!!
Well, the beginnings of this skit started in the summer
2004 - me and the other former guitarist Piss started playing some riffs, we got Heartbreaker on drums and Mixik on bass. Joe came right after.
In February 2005 we did our first gig. In summer – first demo cd-r/mc, live demo cd-r and a tour with Bratislava disbeat mafia AGREGAT.
2006 – in may recording for split w/CAD and toured Europe with them as well.
2007 – nothing, i was in Leeds, Piss was in Prague and the others formed a true dis shit DISPOSE. After i went back, nobody wanted to continue so i was thinking about doing it on my own. Luckily i got together another line-up and it really works together!
fifo: I am in Beton since 2004 after former bass player went to Australia. We played like this since 2006 when Tomas went to UK and Beton was in hibernating mode till autumn 2008, when we resurrect him again, but with new line up. So nowadays there is only one original member in the band.
VP-WHAT MEANS "BETON"....OR WHY "BETON"???
lider: Word "Beton" means "concrete" in many different languages. I chose it cause all my life i lived in a concrete district of Bratislava and that was my everyday reality. And not only mine, of 500 000 others as well. To see only grey colour everywhere and everyday is really frustrating, but if you were born there and lived there... that is reality of your life. Concrete is grey, strong, heavy and very cold – impersonal. That is a new type of human – not carrying about anything, even not doing anything bad, not interacting at all – new race, new robots, new era. I wanted to express this through music and the name BETON fits for it.
fifo: Beton means “concrete”, and why? hmm what to say, visit some of the post communist countries and you will understand it completely.
grey building, grey thoughts of people, grey everything….
VP=I KNOW THAT THE BAND STARTED LIKE A FULL BAND MEMBERS...THEN A LITTLE PHASE WHEN YOU WAS THINKING TO KEEP IT LIKE AN "ONE MAN" BAND TOO....AND NOW IS REFORMING INCLUDING SOME GUYS OD DEADISSEXY TOO...I..M RIGHT??
CAN YOU SAY A LITTLE ABOUT THESE REFORMULATIONS???
lider: I explained it before. When the guitarists went to earn some money and when they got back, all the enthusiasm of the others was away...(easy to come easy to go... haha). But for me BETON was very important and i wanted to keep it. So i thought about doing it as you do – one man project. However at the end of the summer I talked to Tomifresz(previously bass, now – guitar) and we found out that we still wanted to continue... I called Karl and Miso and Teror from DEADISSEXY and started again and as i said it really works perfectly!
fifo: wooow one man band? I didn’t knew about this. As far as I know, beton was always, I mean in active period (when band was playing, doing tours, recording, releasing….) full band with 5 members. And according to new line up, you’re right, there are 3 members from Dead Is Sexy. Charlie on vocal, Tereza on bass and Miso on drums.
VP=WHAT ARE YOUR INFLUENCES IN BETON WORK?? SINCE YOUR AMAZING SONGS ARE TOTALLY ORIGINALLY AND GREAT!!!
AND YOUR FAVORITE BANDS TOO??!!
lider: Hehehe, thank you very much for nice words... Well as regards all of us, we mostly listen to crust/disbeat, death/black/heavy/thrash metal, funeral doom and other shit. Speaking about my guitar riffs i am very much influenced by classical rocknroll/pop/blues songwritting – just listening to radio - doing "cover versions" of some stupid mainstream sonx in my head - and then giving them a bit crust/metal edge.
favourite bands? eh fuckin el! ... i dont know if i can speak for others ill try:
me: Discharge, Dischange, Boltthrower, Bloodbath, Darkthrone, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Avskum, Kuro, Gastunk, Varaus, Kansaan Uuttiset, Detestation, New Model Army, P.P.U., Vomitory, 3 Way Cum, Obsessed, St.Vitus, Resist, Zona A, Slobodna Európa, Destruction, Sodom, Asocial, Čistá Ryža, Bathory, old Disfear, Besthoven, Wolfpack, Discard, Debustrol, V.A.R., Lues de Funes, Centinex, Visions, Svart Parad, Morder, Dispense, Antabus, Greed, Bombraid, Avgrund, Venom, Intense Degree, Napalm Death, Fleshrevels, Sauna, Discontrol, Times Square Preachers, First Degree Murder, Crowbar, Levellers, Discript, Disgust, Disorganized, Anaal Nathrakh, Pestilence, Axegrinder, Terrorizer...
fifo: songs are mostly done by Tomas, so I pass this question on him.
VP=HOW IS THE THINGS IN SLOVAK TODAY??? THER..S A CRUST SCENE THERE?? OR JUST SOME BANDS ??? WHAT ABOUT ZINES SCENE THERE TOO???
lider: There is just some general d.i.y. punk/hc scene. Crust scene appears from time to time here in Bratislava, but nothing special... Good bands from our city: CAD, DEADISSEXY, MANSKLIG LADUGARD, indie STEH, thrashmetal RADIATION, other good bands from slovakia are: IDIOTS PARADE, ROXOR, TMA, UNTERMENSCH DE LUXE, PASKUDA... more fast than crust and than there are good bands - MORKHIMMEL nd JONESTOWN from Prague
zines... well KAZ from central slovakia(long-running) and my BIOSPHERE, but i cannot remember any other...
fifo: scene’s getting better and better. Lot of new bands, not even from western parts of Slovakia as it was in past, but also from east and south.
My most favorites are ROXOR (furious d beat raw punk from Vranov , with ex members of Hippie Killer), CAD (excellent rock’n’crust, with awesome drummer), IDIOTS PARADE (extreme fast core with girl singer), TIME OF MY LIFE (old school hardcore from mountains), …. those are that are still active.
VP=TELL US ABOUT YOUR WORKS BEYOND BETON....ARE YOU PLAYING IN OTHERS BANDS OR PROJECTS TOO???
WHAT ABOUT YOUR ZINE TOO...HOW MANY LONG YOU HAVE WORKED WITH THIS??? HOW MANY EDITIONS WAS PUBLISHED???
lider: I dont play in other band...
Teror plays bass also in DEADISSEXY
Carli sings also in DEADISSEXY
Miso plays drums also in DEADISSEXY
My zine... I started my zine in 2000 i think and i have done 7 issues so far(the last one is not printed out, although it is ready). I mostly focus on less known bands/people from not western Europe/USA countries. I dont review US/HC shit...
fifo: I am playing guitar in another crust band MANSKLIG LADUGARD.
VP=WHAT ABOUT BIOSFEAR RECORDS TOO??? HOW MANY TIME RUNNING???
WHAT YOU HAVE RELEASED??
lider: Biosphere records/distro has similar story as the zine... nothing special since 2000. I released some shit, mostly of my bands or friends(S.I.K.A., BETON, MORKHIMMEL) and that's it. If there's anybody interested in zine/distro/label check www.myspace.com/biosfearproductions
VP=WHAT THE FUCKING HELL YOU HAVE IN YOUR MIND TO BE IN A "TRIBUTE TO BESTHÖVEN"????? HAHAHAHAHA....
lider: Haha, it was the idea of our previous singer Joeii and it was a fuckin ace song(Anti-Cimex cover, hehehehe) what we covered then somebody wanted to do this fucking useless compilation... ahhahahaha. I really don't understand...
fifo: besthoven is the best, I am enjoying to have split with you. Way to the total end is my favorite song in beton’s playlist, I like to play it a lot.
VP=DISCOGRAPHY AND UPCOMING RELEASES/PROJECTS....
lider: – live demo CD-R (Revoltar recs., 2005, sold out)
- demo CD-R/MC (Biosfear prod., 2005, sold out)
- split CD w/CAD (1st press, Totalpunk recs., 2007, 1000 copies)
- split LP w/CAD (Biosfear recs., Black Seeds recs, Beefy recs, Dist and Confuzed recs,... 2008, 500 copies)
- split CD w/CAD (2nd press, SMYT recs, 2008, 500 copies)
v/a Hail to Besthoven CD (Barricada discos, 2008, ? copies)
v/a World HC/Punk 2 x CD (Too Circle res, 2008, ? copies)
- split MC w/CAD (DeathMutt recs., 2008, ? copies)
- split CD-r w/CAD (Discordia recs., 2009, ? copies)
- split 7"ep w/BESTHOVEN (?)
- split 7" ep w/SKELETON (?)
VP=WHAT TYPES OF MUSIC BEYOND PUNK,CRUST...DO YOU LISTEN TO??
lider: I don't listen much punk/crust shit... mostly death/black/thrash metal some funeral doom, indie, alternative, jazz, r n r, some hip hop... i try to listen as different music as possible, to find new sources of inspiration.
fifo: thrash metal/core and I like rock-and-roll as well.
VP=WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT BRAZILIAN SCENE?? PAST AND TODAY...AND WHAT DO YOU ENJOY FROM HERE???...I REALLY HOPE TO SEE YOU PLAYING HERE IN A TOUR!!! SOME PLANS OR PROJECTS TO THIS SOMEDAY???
lider: Well i think Brazilian scene is quite well known everywhere in the world. Since the early 80s Finnish-Brazilian connection everybody knows Olho Seco, Ratos de Porao, Sepultura, Armagedom, Lobotomia, Colera and many others. I love 90s Brazilian crust/raw punk/hc scene as well: Abuso Sonoro, Besthoven, Rot, Dischord, Amor Protesta Y Odio, Execradores, No Violence... On the other hand Brazilia got quite overwhelmed by 625 thrash trend. Don't get me wrong, I like Discarga, I Shot Cyrus,... but sometimes there are just too many similar if not the same bands and that doesn't work for me. My favourite bands from today are: D.F.C., Besthoven(hehe), Chaka, Desastre... I hope this Brazilian – Slovak(Czech) connection will last longer and soon we will listen to Cad/Dischord, Deadissexy/Acid Rain, Besthoven/Beton, Armagedom/Morkhimmel split 7ep's.
Well BETON will be fuckin glad to tour Brazil, but nobody has oferred anything concrete, only some separate shows... and i think we would need fuckin loads of money as well... anyway if anybody wants us to play a show, it's quite easy to make it.
fifo: ratos the porao, armagedom, colera, I know more old bands that new one. But you scene is great, so many band and most of them sounds really good. I was surprised with Utgard Trolls they are good. hmm hell yeah, tour will be fantastic idea. Why not, I vote for it of course.
VP=AND NOW THE END....THE END IS NEAR...IS TIME TO SAY....
fifo: it’ time to say END.