Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Next show!!!! A.R.S.E.L (Swe) + Suicide Bombers (Swe) + Hibakusha + Bombatölcsér in Boro, Brno - 26.04.2013

Not too much time left till this concert, and I haven't seen much of the promotion yet, so here we are :) Flyer and info about the bands are below:)

A.R.S.E.L. - Crust peklo podobné Kontrovers (Švédsko)

Bandcamp: http://arsel.bandcamp.com/

Suicide Bombers - Crust/HC/Punk (Švédsko)




We have started a small distro to get rid of some of our stuffs and/ or to get back some money we invested in our activities. Further trades of  most of these items are possible, just let us know your ideas. I will update this list possibly with some photos in the future.

Tapes (40 Kč/ 2 Euros):

Disfuncke Mysli - Demo
Debut demo by a young band from Znojmo (CZ), 3 songs + Discharge cover.

Bombatölcsér - "Bude klid" noise demo
Fast/ crust in 6 songs with harsh, dual (female/male) vocals.

Sedem Minút Strachu - demo I.
Noise commando from Zvolen (SK) with ex-members of Idiots Parade. Their first show recorded on 8.12.2012.

Garga Pitic - "Hallgass" Demo Tape
Punk/ HC from Hungary with Hungarian texts. 7songs, DIY tape limited to 30 copies.

Wave of Noise - 4-way split
4 crust bands from Malaysia: Disgrace, Distrust, Incrust and Skitsöfrenia in 30 minutes.

Morsa - Demo 2012
4 songs, mix of different styles from crust/ fast to Death metal. Pro-cover with texts both in CZ and EN. Available with coloured cassette bodies.


Bombatölcsér - "Bude klid" noise demo 7"EP (180 Kč/ 7 Euros)
Fast/ crust in 6 songs with harsh, dual (female/male) vocals. Limited version of 250 copies. Splatter-vinyl with gatefold cover with extras. Out on Ultima Ratio.

Svart Framtid ‎– 1984 7"Ep
Raw punk/ crust from Norway from the earliest times!!! 6 songs, sung in Norwegian! (With English translations included - be surprised how current their texts are still now!!!)

Brno Stále V Plamenech - Compilation LP 250 Kč/ 10 Euros
The ultimate Brno HC/ Punk compilation from 2012 with bands Festa Desperato, The Intruderss, Boy, Bombatölcsér, MacGyver, Tummo, V Době Moru, 6mas, Risposta, Midnatt Död, Morsa, Mad Pigs, S.U.Mo., See You In Hell. Coming with a thick fanzine-like booklet with interview with all the bands (In Czech) and English-written scene report.

Demo CD-Rs 50 Kč/ 2 Euros

Morsa - Demo 2012
4 songs, mix of different styles from crust/ fast to Death metal. Pro CD-R + pro-cover with texts both in CZ and EN.


Bombatölcsér sizes M, L, XL 180 Kč/ 7 Euros
Black shirt with white Bombatölcsér logo in front.

Monday, 15 April 2013

In the middle of nowhere.... but Slovakia

A week after our Hungarian trip with Bombatölcsér (which did not get realized, just see previous post) we were to play in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia. It was a bit doubtful that we would get there, as both Tereza and me were just recovering from our illnesses, but even days before that Saturday things got better and better (just like the weather, the neverending winter seemed to end) and we managed to arrange everything and agreed to meet there (as I was coming all the way from Hungary, where I spend the week after the Morsa show in Budapest). Thanks to Filip, everything I needed for this show (my cymbals, double-pedals, even a part of my distro) got into Tereza's car from Morsa practice room

I decided to go through
Košice, where I spent about four hours waiting for the train to Banska Bystrica and also Adrik (www.punkgen.sk) and his girfriend to join me. The town was not new for me, but the day before I made some google search for new things to see as I knew I would have some time there, and found someone on some forum recommending: "when in Košice, visit Lunik IX, it's free!". I did not feel it was supposed to be a joke, so I concreted my search and founf the following video:


I did not expect something like this exists in the 21th century, just a few kilometres from my hometown...

In the end the four hours had passed fast in Košice, not like the four more hours on the train - it was an extremely long journey in the mountains, but at least sometimes the still wintry landscapes (with hights and peaks of about 1000 metres) compensated us for the tiring conditions. Šariš and Corgoň also proved to be good companions:)

Kaktus club was in the middle of the centre of Banska Bystrica, and on the way we met the guys from Bomba, they just arrived. We needed to find and exchange office for them to get some Euros, which did not turn out to be so easy - we missed the first band while trying to find the only option, the one-kilometer-far Tesco store.... Well, for sure we walked at least 5 kms, just to find it closed.... So no money, no beer, but we got back to the place around 20:30, right in time to catch the host band Gordon Shumway. This night they played only as a duo, the bassist was abroad as I understood well. I definitely missed the bass, as I felt their Grind/ Hardcore music a bit airy. Ave's vocals sounded a bit Black Metalish, I don't know if it was direct, I heard their music for the first time. For sure there was no problem with the sound, the drums were fully miscophoned, very fast could have been heard:) As I heard well, there was some Paskuda cover played, the drummer being in that band too...

There was a fuss about the preparation of the next band, which the audience seemed to have been looking forward, indeed: Sedem Minút Strachu consists of some ex-members of sadly departed Idiots Parade, and their concept, as their name says (Seven minutes of fear) is to produce some grinding noise in seven minutes... For this they have even prepared a big quartz watch (which unfortunately did not want to work) and an extremely long playlist on a 2-metre-long paper... For me their set sounded shorter, with no pause we could experience a bizarre, noisy apocalypse... The even come back for a short, some second additional song, hahaha! I traded some demotapes with them, that is their official demo containing their first show sometime last year in Zvolen. Soon a review and distro update is expected here as for this material... 

Next one was Human Humus from Poprad. It is enough if I say they cannot go wrong. This is how Grindcore should be played. And with such an insane vocallist, it would not be hard to sell it if the music were bad..:) This young guy, Ižd'o, is one of the craziest frontman in the recent scene, that's for sure! He really lives and moves with the music on the stage. I am waiting for some new recodning from them, hope it will come soon.
We closed the night with Bombatölcsér, and apart from the fact we had no practice in the last two weeks, the show was okay, people seemed to have enjoyed it. By midnight everything was over and anyone could continue drinking till morning or go home - we chose the second option with Tereza and set up for the (again) four-hour-long trip, this time by car. Neither a bumper of  a car in the middle of the dark highway (!), nor a small rabbit getting almost under our wheels could stop us, until the dawn finally welcomed us at Brno...

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Morsa in Budapest

For the first weekend of April a Hungarian mini-tour was planned and organized by Jack guys (Hungarian Punkgrind commando) for Bombatölcsér. We were really waiting for this event and everything was arranged for it to be a perfect weekend (even the van was rented). Then one day before Tereza, our vokillist got seriously ill, she had a temperature of 39°C, so we had to cancel the journey in the very last moment. For the Budapest show, they still needed a foreign band instead of Bomba... so why not? I took a try with Morsa, and within some minutes everyone set themselves free for that weekend and we were ready to go in an instant...:)

Saturday morning we needed a fast practice as having had no gigs since January, we were concentrating almost only on writing new songs - at that time I already had a strange feeling, but was sure it is purely the aftermath of the night of drinking at Přísnotice (there was a show with local bands there). By arriving to Budapest (cca 7pm) it was certain that I caught some illness causing coughing, fever, chills and headache... First we went to the accommodation, where Kristóf, our host was waiting for us... with his 2 dogs at least 20 reptiles in a small studio-flat! After some welcome drinks he ensured us, none of the reptiles will eacape from their terrariums, and we will have a pleasant night - fortunately he was right, I would not be glad to meet his newest acquisition in the dark of the night: a some-week-young anaconda, which seemed to keep its terrirory aggressively, by our luck just behind the glasswall. We have finished our meal (excellent soy roast a la Basov) and some more drinks (me just tea this time) and was high time we went to the venue. 

Finding a parking place was not easy, being the concert in the centre of the Hungarian capital, with narrow, one-way streets, so we missed the first two local bands, and got to the club only for the first moments of Do You Think I Care? - good, D-beat infected band by some ex-members of Gyalázat. After them Jack came with an intensive show, then the Brazilian bands Defy and Subterror, which I saw two days before in Brno and they offered the same, though due to my feeling more and more ill, I could not enjoy their sets that much. It was half past one when we were to go on stage, and someone from the bar told us we should be fast - they were to stop the live music within 20 minutes....Uhhhh... that would be enough for our short programme, but we need approximately the same amount of time to prepare everything for the show, to have sound-check etc. Furthermore, it turned out that none of the bands before had two toms, so I also had to use only one... It is like playing with a guitar one string less, but there was not time to find any solution, so even without soundcheck , we started our set and rushed through all the 6+1 songs. Apart from the sound with the drums pushed a bit aback and the vocal in front, people seemed to have enjoyed our noise. You can find some minutes of each band of that night here .

There was some afterparty at Kristóf's flat, which I just took part agonizing, with him and Filip listening to some really noisy 7"EPs from his collection. The reptiles might have been kept away from us by this, next morning all of us woke up in one piece, uneaten by any of his snakes:)

Out of the blue...


came the idea of creating this blog. It became more and more certain that I will not be able to release a new issue of my printed 'zine as fast as I thought, even if I have many ideas and experiences to put it onto paper, this time on screen. The music materials I obtained are piled up on my desk, I regularly visit shows and read new fanzines, which makes me think whether it is worth waiting for them to become out-to-date, or better give them some exposure as fast as they hit the scene. I decided to opt for this later one - however, I must highlight, this blog WILL not take over the place of the printed 'zine! OK, so let's get into it, and check if I can do it at all (I have never had any experience with blogging so far...).