quinta-feira, 27 de novembro de 2008
YEAH!! Fucking amazing D-beat Crust from U.K.!!! This i made with ARNO who plays guitar and play too at VISIONS OF WAR!!!
VP=you started in middle of 2004 i..m right?? can you tell a short history of the band??
ARNO=HI THERE FAFAO!
IM ARNO AND I PLAY GUITAR.YES I THINK THE BAND STARTED WITH GIAN LUCA ON BASS AND RICHARD AND CHRIS ON GUITARS IN 2004.
IN FACT THE FIRST TIME I SAW THEM THEY WERE OPENING FOR MY BAND AT THE TIME(VISIONS OF WAR)AT A LONDON GIG AND WERE CALLED "CONDEMNED TO OPPRESSION"S!
AFTER MULTIPLE DRUMMER AND SINGER CHANGES THE BAND RECORDED A 7" UNDER THE NAME "GIVE UP ALL HOPE" FOR NEVER HEALED REC(THIS WILL EVENTUALLY END UP WITH SOME EXTRAS ON THE DISTORT UK MEXICO SPLIT CD WITH ANTIMASTER).
LATER RICHARD AND THE SINGER AT THE TIME LEFT AND THATS WHEN I CAME INTO THE PICTURE.
I JUST HAD MOVED TO LONDON AND THEY ASKED ME TO JOIN JUST BEFORE THE MEXICAN TOUR.
AT THE TIME THE LINE UP WAS ROBERT-DRUMS,GIAN LUCA-BASS, ME AND CHRIS-GUITARS.
STILL HAVING PROBLEMS TO FIND A SINGER CHRIS AND ROBERT TOOK ON THE SCREAMING DUTY AND FOR A WHILE IT SEEMED LIKE THE BAND HAD FINALLY FOUND SOME STABILITY...
WE TOURED MEXICO WITH OUR BROTHERS OF "ANTIMASTER",THEN EUROPE WITH "VAE VICTIS" FROM SYDNEY,THEN THE UK WITH ANTIMASTER AND FINALLY AUSTRALIA FEB LAST YEAR,AGAIN WITH VAE VICTIS.
AFTER THAT WE DID ONE LAST SHOW IN LIEGE,BELGIUM,AND THAT WAS IT...ROBERT HAD TO QUITE DUE TO RECURRENT KNEE AND ARM INJURIES,AND CHRIS DECIDED TO LEAVE AS WELL AT THAT TIME...
AFTER A WHILE I TALKED WITH GIAN LUCA AND WE DECIDED NOT TO GIVE UP(HA HA).
I TOOK US A YEAR ALMOST BUT WE FOUND MIKKEY AND FLAVIO,AND IT JUST SEEMED NATURAL THAT CATHY FROM VAE VICTIS,NOW LIVING IN THE UK,WOULD PICK UP THE MIC.
SHE IS AN AMAZING SINGER AND HAVING BEEN ON TOUR TWICE WITH US FOR 3WEEKS SHE KNEW PERFECTLY THE SONGS!
PFFF,ARE WE DONE YET??FUCKING LONG HISTORY HAHA!
VP=why "GIVE UP ALL HOPE"?? It..s a hail to CROW ??
VP-You said me about some news!! new line up and new releases..can you tell us more about???
A=YEAH,ITS REALLY EXCITING TO BE BACK!!!WE ONLY HAD SOMETHING LIKE 3 OR 4 PRACTICES BUT THINGS ARE GOING GOOD AND WE ALREADY HAVE A SHOW PLANNED IN DECEMBER AND A FEW TOURS IN MIND.
OUR SPLIT WITH VAE VICTIS HAS JUST BEEN RELEASED AND RECEIVED GOOD REVIEWS!#
NOW WE ARE WAITING FOR OUR SPLIT "NO CONFORME"(SPAIN) TO BE RELEASED.THOSE ARE BASICALLY SONGS RECORDED DURING THE SAME SESSION AS THE SPLIT WITH VAE VICTIS,STILL WITH CHRIS AND ROB. IM REALLY PROUD OF IT,I FELL LIKE THE BAND REALLY IMPROVED SINCE THE FIRST 7".
VP-and you said me that want to tour in Brazil too!! are you doing some contacts about this? or is just a plan for the future??
A=YES,WE REALLY WANNA COMES TO BRAZIL!
WE JUST DONT KNOW WHEN!
WE HAD A FEW PEOPLE ASKING US BUT NOTHING PLANNED YET.
YOU CAN BE SURE YOU WILL BE ONE OF THE FIRST ONE TO KNOW FAFAO!!!CAUSE OF COURSE WE WANNA PLAY WTH BESTHOVEN!!!
BUT SOON HOPEFULLY,BRAZIL AND GO BACK TO MEXICO AS WELL!
VP-about brazil...what do you know and enjoy about brazilian scene??? past and today???
A=UNFORTUNATELY I DONT KNOW MUCH ABOUT THE BRAZILIAN SCENE,EXCEPT FOR SOME GREAT BANDS AND MY FRIENDS LIVING IN LONDON AND EUROPE. SO ITS TIME TO GO AND CHECK IT FOR OURSELF!!!CANT WAIT!
VP-your biggest influences?? since that you keeping the d-beat,crust....but with others elements musically too and really well worked as well!!
A-THANX!!!WELL I GUESS OF COURSE OUR MAIN INFLUENCES ARE ALL THE GREAT SWEDISH D-BEAT BANDS,PAST AND PRESENT.
AND THE UK SCENE AS WELL,DISCHARGE OF COURSE,DISASTER,E.N.T,AMEBIX ETC
BUT WE ALSO TRY TO HAVE OUR OWN PERSONALITY.
BASICALLY WE JUST TRY TO NOT BE GENERIC AND BORING AND MAKES SURE ALL THE SONGS DONT SOUND THE SAME.
WE TAKE THE WRITING PROCESS SERIOUSLY.
I PERSONALLY LISTEN TO A LOT OF METAL,AND TRY TO BRING A LITTLE METAL EDGE TO IT,WITHOUT ALL THE BULLSHIT.
GOD THAT SOUND PRETENTIOUS HAHA!
VP=how peoples see "d-beat,crust,discore" there today??? there..s stupid critcizing or talking shit against yet??
A=WELL IT SEEMS LIKE THE D-BEAT FASHION IS A BIT LESS CRAZY THIS DAYS.
BUT YOU KNOW,AS IM SURE ITS THE SAME FOR YOU,GIAN LUCA ,CATHY AND ME WERE LISTENING TO THAT KIND OF STUFF LONG TIME BEFORE IT WAS "COOL",AND WE WILL STILL BE LISTENING TO IT WHEN PEOPLE WILL BE CRAZY ABOUT ANOTHER HYPE.
IT DOESNT CHANGE ANYTHING FOR US.BUT I THINK THE MOVEMENT IS REALLY GREAT AND STRONG TOO AT THE SAME TIME,LOADS OF GREAT BANDS AND PEOPLE AROUND AT THE MOMENT.
VP=who write the lyrics? and what you want to show in?
A=EVERYONE IN THE BAND USE TO WRITE SOME LYRICS.
OUR LYRICS ARE VERY SIMPLISTIC I GUESS ,BUT THAT GOES WITH OUR KIND OF MUSIC..WE ARE NOT REALLY A "CONFLICT" CLONES BAND HAHA!
BUT A LOOKING FORWARD TO CATHY GETTING INVOLVED IN THE WRITING PROCESS,SHE WROTE AMAZING STUFF FOR HER OLD BANDS AND IS VERY CREATIVE.
VP-did you made tours in mexico and australia...something you want to say about??? better moments...better shows...etc...?
A=BOTH WERE ABSOLUTELY AMAZING,BUT I GUESS PEOPLE WERE MORE EXCITED TO SEE US IN MEXICO.
"ANTIMASTER" DID SUCH A GREAT JOB WITH THIS TOUR,AMAZING PEOPLE. WE MEET SOME AWESOME PEOPLE THERE AND HAD A GREAT RESPONSE FROM THE CROWD.
I CANT HONESTLY WAIT TO GO BACK!SALUT PINCHE BORRACHOS!
AUSTRALIA WAS FUCKING COOL TOO,AND ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO HANG OUT WITH OUR FRIENDS OF VAE VICTIS, PISSCHRIST, DEATHCAGE, SCHIFOSI ETC .WE HAD A BIT MORE TIME ON THAT TOUR SO WE MANAGED TO ENJOY SOME DAYS OFF,SWIMMING AND CAMPING ON THE BEACH,GREAT!I STAYED THERE 4 MONTHS AND LOVED IT!
SYDNEY,MELBOURNE AND BRISBANE WERE THE BEST SHOWS I THINK.
VP=And now the end...the end is near...it..s time to say......
A=TIME TO SAY A BIG THANX TO YOU FAFAO FOR DOING THIS INTERVIEW,I REALLY HOPE WE GOT TO PLAY TOGETHER ONE DAY!
KEEP ON THE GOOD WORK WITH THE ZINE AND THE BAND!
I WILL JUST LIST A FEW BANDS FROM LONDON THAT HAVE MEMBERS OR EX MEMBERS OF GIVE UP AND THAT ARE WORTH CHECKING OUT:
"RETCHER"(MY NEW BAND,METAL D-BEAT WITH DUAL FEMALE VOCALS,JUST RELEASED OUR FIRST DEMO),"BEGINNING OF THE END"(DOWN TUNED DARK CRUST WITH FEMALE VOCALS)."NAILBITER"(GIAN LUCA'S OLD BAND,THEY DONT EXIST ANYMORE BUT THEY WERE GREAT!)
AL RIGHT,CHEERS N BEERS,HOPEFULLY SEE YOU SOON!
quarta-feira, 26 de novembro de 2008
Yeah!!...a old and many nice friend called RISTO ERONEN from SHJ Records in Finland made this interview to me with the amazing JÄTESAHA back in 1998..or just 10 years ago!!!
And how i want to publish here the most cool things of my old zine i decided to publish it here too...since i don´t hear many things about them...maybe they broke up...i have just their amazing split ep with HARDCORES...
And now......JÄTESAHA !!!
+Published in Vermynoze Putrida Zine Number 22-november-1998+
"JÄTESAHA is a band wich comes from Oulu,Northern Finland,They play simple and furious hardcore w the style of RIISTETYT and KAAOS.A year ago JÄTESAHA put out a self-financed 7" split ep with HARDCORES (Other great HC band from Oulu) and after sending a review copy to Fofão.I decided to do an interview of JÄTESAHA for V.P. Zine.
Tumppi=the vocalist,answered the questions.Here goes..."
(RISTO ERONEN-SHJ RECORDS)
VP=Beguining cliches,when and why JÄTESAHA was founded.who are the players & how old are you? what are you doing in the "civilian-life" along with the band?
T=JÄTESAHA was founded originally in january-1994,then we had the different name and line-up.
The reason for forming a band was very simple:we just wanted to play and nowadays it has comes as a way of life.
JÄTESAHA consists for 4 members=ANA-GUITAR,PETE-BASS,SAMI-DRUMS and TUMPPI-VOICES,Ana is 29 years and unemployed he plays also guitar on HARDCORES and drums on GANGSTERS.
Pete is 32 years and he´s on computer courses.Sami is 19 years and unemployed,play drums in some crust bands.And me (Tumppi) i´m 19 years old and i´m on training for the work.I publish fanzine with my girlfriend called TEHOKAASU and it´s 3rd number out now.
Also on the works is a compilation tape wich includes Colombian hc/noise.I´m planning to start a little distro,but i had to have some money so i could take records for sale.
VP=Who write your songs and what are they telling about? in wich kind of situations the lyrics comes to your mind?
T=Mostly the songs are made by me and Sami,but also Ana and Pete have done some songs.
Well,the lyrics deal with the same subjects as others hc bands have like war,violence and so on,anyhow the new songs are changeable in relation to both lyrics and music and i think that´s a good thing.
Some lyrics have born in the time when i´ve walked in the town at traffic-jam and looked at people there,how they walk like big zombies masses without hearing seeing nothing.They´re like automatics.who walk from cradle to the grave and obey the rules thry´ve learned from fucking society.Then i´ve thought: "no thanx" "i don´t want to be part of that shit".
Some lyrics have come under the big pressure/opression and in generally they are fucking desperate,as an example i could give lyrics from old songs it tells about how i´m going to another,better world where nobory feels hate & bitterness and i´ll be the place where i could be free without anybody watching you and what are you doing.
Then some lyrics tells about the dishonesty of people,example "Viholiseni" or "my enemy" is made,When i had to disapoint to people i´ve trust.
VP=Give me a short list of bands who are your favourites/influences?
T=My personal favourites are: RIISTETYT,DISORDER,CÓLERA,KAAOS,LOBOTOMIA...I could go on forever,but i think those are just few examples.
VP=Your relations to alcohol,drugs & SE punks? How about vegetarism,is there found any supporters of it from JÄTESAHA?
T=Everybody from JÄTESAHA drinks alcohol more or less.My girlfriend is a Straight Edge so at least i don´t have nothing against SxExs .I will let live their lifes and hope the same from them.
I think the drugs are full of shit.i´ve never used and never will be,same goes for the mixing alcohol and medicines.
I don´t see any reason to destroy yourself with this kind of junk,of course alcohol kills you too if you drink it everyday but hard drugs kill you faster.
Anyhow somebody wants to do drugs that´s their business.
We´ve 2 vegetarians on band; Pete and I.Sami and Ana eat animals,but it´s their personal thing.
VP=A year ago you got released a split 7" with HARDCORES,how did you ended up in this solution and what was the quantity of print?
T=Yeah,the record has been done and we pressed 300 copies.
At first we planned to do a split tape ,but then we thought to realease it as 7" ep.
If we could get chance to reahearse,we´d purpose to go into studio to record own ep called "Myyrän Maailma"
VP=Opinion about current punk scene? do you like example these melodic US bands wich are popular everywhere,how about 77 revival ?
T=Oh...what could i say into this...i think,punk scene is quite good,new labels have come along into it even here in Oulu and that´s great! there´s zines,bands,gigs,etc.bad thing is that punks fight against others.
Some people who thinks they are important and unique tells others "if you don´t do this or that" you are not a punk or if you listen this and that band you are not a punk?
Why we have to fight such on things,wich don´t lead anywhere??
If those melodic yankee bands are same as offspring and green day,i don´t like ´em !! I simply can´t standing on them!
For sure i´ll listen 77 styled bands quite a lot,mostly older Finnish ones and from newer acts like PUNK LUREX OK!
VP=Multinational companies have caused discussions among punks in last years,so do you have to buy cokes,hamburguers and (S)hell gasoline? do you use products wich are not tested on animals?
T=I´ve left behind cokes and hamburguers ages ago,Pete is only from us whow owns a car and he don´t fill tank at Shell and it´s good!
My shampoos and soaps are not tested in animals,i feel good,when my hair is not washed on rabbit´s blood,i try to live so far as i can without anybody harming animals for me.medicine is the only problem,but fortunatelly i don´t need eat´em that often.
T=Many thanx for the interview!
punks in Brazil,please take in contact only just for fun and bands from there offer your records for sale´em here.
Bands could be write too for possibily interviews on my zine!
all the best!
segunda-feira, 24 de novembro de 2008
Well,back in some years ago....i remember that i get many interested to hear and know a "discore" band named FINAL MASSAKRE co´z a flyer i saw...then i opened contacts writing to them(by normal post=letters=without internet) then a nice guy called Frank who was the vocalist from FINAL MASSAKREA writed me back saying that the band broke up and he was playing in a new and totally fucking amazing as well band called ATROCIOUS MADNESS!!!
I keep shocked with their first songs i hear from them!! a totally noise hardcore in the veins of old japanese masters like CONFUSE,GLOOM,etc...
The band broke up like many peoples know...and some members are today in LEBENDEN TOTEN...
But hope you all enjoy this cool interview answered in october-2000 for 3 ATROCIOUS MADNESS members....and published in my poor xeroxed zine VERMYNOZE PUTRIDA number 26 in middle of april-2001..........
VP=Tell us about the history of ATROCIOUS MADNESS...
JOEL=I met Frank in an institution for crazy people.Iwas in for assault and battery,so naturally Frank recruited me to play drums.He was in for having paranoid conspiracy delusions.
Everybody else in the band are wanted sonic outlaws.
FRANK=Uh...There was Saira and Channel on guitar and Rodney on bass,then tehy got the rest of us.Well,not Hopper.
HOPPER=I´m the newest in the band.I replaced Saira who played until Oct. 98.
F=She lives in Minneapolis now and still does her zine Diminutive Rage.She will also be releasing the lost ATROCIOUS MADNESS spli 7" with EPÄJÄRJESTYS.
VP=Tell us your line up...and if your members make others works in your city...
J=Joel-drums,Frank-vocals,Channel-guitar,Brian-guitar,Rodney-bass,I´m also in AXIOM and Brian and I are in HELLSHOCK.
H=I also play guitar in WARMACHINE and starting a zine called 'To the Death".
F=I do a label called Whispers in the Darkness and will have 7"s by DISCLOSE,DEFUSE,UNIT and STRACONY coming out.As well as coreleasing the ATROCIOUS MADNESS stuff on Atrocious release.I play bass in a band called FUNERAL and do R"lyeh Rising zine,wich is a cross between punk rock and HP. Lovecraft,There are 5 issues out so far.We also book shows here in town.
VP=Tell us about your lyrics...
F=A lot seems to do with a view of the future,how we are bringing it about and what we can do to change.Well,there isn´t always a solution presented in the song,but we try to have an explanation to go with them since there is only so much you can get out in under a minute,the normal topics of punk songs.Like HAARP project in Alaska that is killing wildlife,effecting world weather patterns and damaging the atmosphere or Chemtrails left behind planes that are causing out breaks of illness in those esposed and no one knows why.Conspiracy type things you could say but they are all based in fact and the only reason they are relegated to "conspiracy" is because they aren´t widely accepted by mainstream media.There are songs that cover animal rights,environmentalism,corporate racism,religion and human apathy as well but...on the next 7" "Spectres of Holocaust" a lot of the songs tie into the US govermments importation of Nazi scientists,officials and military leaders at the end of the World War 2 and the different projects they were involved with(creation of the space program/CIA,death squads,spy networks,etc...)some of wich still function today.The president actually came out and apologized for this a few years ago and nothing has been heard about it outside of underground press since.
VP=Your favorite bands...and influences...
H=I´m sure all our favorite bands will be totally different but mine are=BLACK SABBATH,VOIVOD,POISON IDEA,DISCHARGE,AXEGRINDER,DEATHSIDE,GODFLESH,TERRORIZER,etc...Influences for this band would be CONFUSE(Obviously),old SODOM and older,noisey European and Japanese bands.
F=yeah,our influences are pretty blatant,but that´s what we want sound like,aside from CONFUSE who i don´t think we really sound too much like.I´d say GLOOM,LIFE,COLLAPSE SOCIETY,DISCLOSE,As well as KURO,GAI,DISORDER,CHAOS UK,and all the older stuf,for my favorites i´d say DISCHARGE,THE MOB,ANTISECT,CONFUSE,IRON MAIDEN,JOY DIVISION,CONFLICT,EXIT STANCE,ALTERNATIVE,OMEGA TRIBE,HAWKIND,MOSKWA,RUBELLA BALLET,etc...that´s just a short list though.
J=AXEGRINDER,CELTIC FROST,SMARTPILS,AMEBIX,NAPALM DEATH,JUDGEMENT,DISFEAR,ETC...
VX=Why " ATROCIOUS MADNESS " ?
J=What else is there?? nothing else suits are insanity!!
H=Why not ?
F=Actually we were going to be called "Spending loud night" but then someone said "That´s stupid,we might as well be called ATROCIOUS MADNESS".And there you go.Plus it does sort of describe the sound of a band that few members can actually play in!
VP=Tell us about your discography...and future projects...
F=Our first release was our demo..."No more room in hell".I think it had 9 songs and our first live show on it.That was with Saira still on guitar.Most of the songs on that got released on our first 7" Visions of Hell" on Tribal War records as a benefit for a couple of animal rights groups.The demo also was released as a split tape with MAHOGANY from Brazil.At the same time we recorded these we did songs for a split 7" with EPÄJÄRJESTYS from Finland that was suposed to be released on The End records but never come out.It seems though that will be released in a limited quantity by Fight records and with a main pressing being done by Saira.Our side is called "The Shape of Things to Come". Then we self released "The Uses of HAARP' 7' and recorded songs for a split with RESULT from Japan,They since broke up and two of members formed WHY?,wich is who the split will be with now.That will be on FFT records from Japan.All the tracks from these 7's got released on cassete in Malaysia as well.We just put out a 3 songs flexi and recorded for a 7" on Wicked Witch records(Holland) called "Spectres of Holocaust".There are some tape comps as well...We have no recording plans-past this but will attempt to go to Japan maybe next year.
VP=What´s punk to you ?
H=Punk to me is living outside of the suposed "norm" as much as possible.Doing things with friends as musch as i can,without supporting fucked up companies.Looking like i want to and eating a diet that exploits the least amount of lives.
J=sticking to your beliefs and ideals,not conforming to the status quo,working together for everyones benefit.
F=I guess yeah...living an altenative lifestyle to the mainstream "deathculture".Doing things for yourself and having a feeling of strenght in those you associate with.
VP=Tell us about the gigs in Portland...and great bands you have played with...
H=Gigs in Portland right now are very hit or miss,very few all ages places to play but a lot of very good bands,RELIGIOUS WAR,AFTERMATH,YANKEE WUSS,THE RIFFS...
J=REMAINS OF THE DAY,BENT OVER BACKWARDS...
F=DEATHCHARGE,TRAGEDY,TERROR STRICKENS.Shows are mostly in basements.Wich is good because you don´t have to deal with some club owner trying to rip you off.but they usually have to be over 10 o'clock.Different people go to different shows depending on whose playing.Most of the bands get along and play shows together.
VP=What do you know about Brazilian punk scene??
J=I know of some random,CONFUSION,RDP,Not so much about the actual scene itself.i´d like to know more,please,inform me!
F=When i was a metal head,SEPULTURA's "Beneath the remains" had just come out and we were all totally blown away and tried to find other brazilian bands.Of course they talked a lot about RDP,so that was one of the first ones i know about,but a lot of the Cogumelo stuff like HOLOCAUSTO,CHAKAL,SARCOFAGO(fucking awesome!!)etc...That´s mostly metal bands though.Dear jesus also had an interview with a punk from Brazil that was really cool and i found out a little about the scene from that.Other than those not much,ARMAGEDOM,BESTHOVEN of course and some newer bands and labels like NO FASHION.
J=Thanx for the interview! all who wish to write us please do!
H=Hello to Brazilian friends !!
F=Thanx for the space in your ace zine!! I can´t believe you´ve done it for 10 years!!! anyone interested in our records,lyrics or shirts just write us and tell us more about the brazilian scene! it´s obvious we´re very much lacking!
domingo, 2 de novembro de 2008
Here´s a short interview i made with Gerard=Guitar & voices from this amazing Spanish Crust attack called HUMAN BASTARD !!!
This was published in my VxPx ZINE Number 31 in middle of 2006-07...
Hope you all enjoy this!!!! DIS!!!!!!!!
C/O ANTONIO MARTOS
APARTADO 40-EL VENDREL