mercoledì 27 giugno 2012

HJERTESTOP aarh fuck det er hjertestop (ep - 2005)

two posts on the same day!
someone asked me "why don't you post more on your blog"? (really, i'm not bragging).
it's just because i am a lazy bastard; but you know, there are so many good bands out there i buy records every week that sometimes i just can't wait to post them and let other people discover.

HJERTESTOP is a great K-Town hardcore punk combo; they are active since 2004. I think this is their first seven inch, and it's a perfect blend of punk rock and furious hardcore...obviously it has both that 80's feel and the typical scandinavian sound.
I am waiting to get more of their stuff in the mail
Meanwhile, enjoy this lil' gem!


you suck! rehersal session

Well, i had my camera with me yesterday night while rehearsing with the band. Me, Hovnzi and Charlie had previously had a practice session with our new band, DRUG PROBLEMS, and we were fuckin' sweaty...the heat was like 104 F°, so you can imagine the DISEASE.
Here we are playing a brand new song called "i am not sorry", that hopefully will be recorded next month for a one sided flexi disc called "just can't relax".
We need one more song and then we'll put it on tape!
Actually, the tracklist is composed by this one, "I Just can't stop", "Anxiety is pushing you down" and "Hardcore Heartattack"...

Enjoy and have fun!

venerdì 22 giugno 2012

POWERCUP (canada powerviolence/grindcore) interview

I have got the pleasure to introduce you a new band - at least, they are new for me!
POWERCUP is a grind/powerviolence duo from Canada, and i have taken the chance to interview them since they will be touring Europe next July/August, teaming up with american bulldozer duo PIZZA HI FIVE; the first show is going to happen in Gaione (Parma) with my bands YOU SUCK! and the new one DRUG PROBLEMS as the opening acts.
Agipunk Records has been the link between them and us; hence the questions about.
Bob is a cool guy! He also run COFFEE GRINDER RECORDS
The band is full of humour and i can't wait to meet them in person.

This is (again) the show's flyer; at the end of this piece you'll find the whole tour list, with all the useful links. Don't miss them!

That's all with my bullshit, let the music floooooooow!

1- who you are, where are you from, releases and influences...other bands you like to thrash with?

we are POWERCUP from Montreal, Canada. We are 2piece grindfreaks and we talk about powertools and renovation! Locally we like to play with bands like SOIL OF IGNORANCE, VILE INTENT, SHATTER IT ALL, WRONG HANDS and some other bands. Theres not alot of grind and powerviolence in this city. But when we toured the USA we like to play with MISANTHROPIC NOISE, PIZZA HI-FIVE, LT. DAN, AGITATE,..too many bands to name them all haha.

2- what are your songs dealing with?

Our songs deal with renovation and powertools. We also talk about the importance of eating when doing renovations...AND SKATEBOARDING. Serial renovators too are part of the deal.

3 what about coffee grinder you earn a lot of money from that?

If earn money with the label? Fuck no haha. I wish i did though. Its a very recent label i only have like 3 releases out at the moment. I was trying to put out the Hard Charger discography tape before their tour and the Misanthropic Noise flexi, but the pressing plants having been slacking at getting back to me, wich sucks.

4 how you got in contact with Mila Agipunk?

I know a couple of my friends had dealt with him before and they told me he was really nice to work with. My friend Ville from the band Perikato (FUCKING AWESOME BAND FROM FINLAND!!!) told he drove them around last summer and that he was super nice and i think he also went on tour with After The Bombs a few years ago and Janick told me the same thing about him. So it took much to convince me to contact him haha.

5 what do you expect from this euro tour? and mainly, what do you expect from italy?

I expect a lot of blast beats, beers, records and more than anything else FUN! Ive never been to Italy before, but i heard the kids get crazy there, so i hope theres gonna be alot stage dives and kids MOSHING WITH THEIR also expecting delicious food and wine haha.

6 your favourite drinks

COFFEE! and beer and Kuemmerling. I also like water, but mostly coffee.

7 is there any hidden kind of music/musician nobody know you listen to and that you adore, but you can't reveal that you do because of the shame? tell us NOW

I dont really hide what i like from anyone. But I can only talk for my self here. I listen to a lot of Post-Rock, 90s emo and screamo stuff. AND 90s EURO DANCE haha. The only band im ashame of is Lt. Dan...bunch of pickle dicks.

8 what should we expect from your show?


9 are you long time friends with Pizza Hi Five? explain

We met them on our first USA tour in 2010 i think? They had booked a show for us at their house (the Leathershop). The line up that night was pretty intense, it was us, them, Hooker Spit Windex (RIP), Total Hipster Crusher and Migthy Morphin Methheads (RIP). We became friends instantly, we even did a tour with them and Violent Gorge last summer, it was totally awesome and i cant wait to tour with them again!

10 that's all for now: ask us a question we didn't ask you

Who are you and why are you so dumb?

I just want to add one other thing. Thanks for the interview and if anyone who reads this is interested in getting any of my releases, or distro list or wants to put out something for POWERCUP you can get in touch



and here you got the whole tour list!

07/04 Gaione (Parma), Italy @ Pub McQueen w/ You Suck! + Drug Problems 07/05 Milano, Italy 07/06 Marseille, France 07/07 Toulouse, France 07/08 Madrid, Spain @ Rock Palace w/ Plague Rages + Vomitando Bilis + MORE TBA 07/09 Salamanca, Spain
07/10 Santander, Spain
07/11 Bilbao, Spain
07/12 Bordeaux, France
07/13 Paris, France
07/14 Bristol, England @ The Gryphon w/ Bismuth + Skat Injector + This Ends Here + Atomck + Human Cull + Merciless Precision
07/15 Dublin, Ireland
07/16 Belfast, Ireland
07/17 Glasgow, Scotland @ Note Cafe w/ TBA
07/18 Leeds, England @ Fox + Newt w/ The Afternoon Gentlemen + Backslider + 1 More
07/19 Nottingham, England @ Old Angel w/ The Afternoon Gentlemen + Backslider + 1 More
07/20 London, England @ the Grosvenor w/ The Afternoon Gentlemen, Backslider, Armour Of Contempt + 1 Suprise band!
07/21 Leiden, Netherlands @ Sub071 w/ TBA
07/22 Amsterdam, Netherlands DAY OFF
07/23 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ TBC w/ Matka Teresa + Turbokrieg
07/24 Liege, Belgium
07/25 Leipzig,Germany @ Trailer Park KarlHelga w/ TBA
07/26 Dresden, Germany @ TBC w/ RunTimeError + MORE TBA
07/27 Hradec Králové, Czech Rep. - PLAY FAST OR DONT
07/28 Hradec Králové, Czech Rep. - PLAY FAST OR DONT
07/29 , Poland
07/30 , Poland
07/31 Hamburg, Germany
08/01 Copenhagen, Denmark
08/02 Goteborg, Sweden
08/03 Oslo, Norway
08/04 Uppsala, Sweden
08/05 Helsinki, Finland @ Club Lepakkomies w/ Death Toll 80k + Perikato + MORE TBA
08/06 Lahti, Finland w/ Death Toll 80k
08/07 Tampere, Finland @ Vastavirta club w/ Death Toll 80k + MORE TBA
08/08 Turku, Finland w/ Death Toll 80k
08/09 Stockholm, Sweden
08/10 Malmo, Sweden
08/11 Berlin, Germany @ Koma F w/ TBA
08/12 Monaco, Germany
08/13 Vienna, Austria
08/14 Budapest, Hungary
08/15 Slovacchia?/Slovenia? NEED HELP
08/16 Rome, Italy

mercoledì 20 giugno 2012

POWERCUP (canada) + PIZZA HI FIVE (usa) + YOU SUCK! (parma gnarly jerks) + DRUG PROBLEMS (ita) giovedi 4 luglio @ Gaione (parma)

Mila Agipunk mi ha passato questa data che con molto piacere ho piazzato al Pub Mcqueen di Gaione (alle porte di Parma).

POWERCUP e PIZZA HI FIVE sono due gruppi grindcore/powerviolence da canada e america alla loro prima data europea!
Pizza Hi Five li conosco abbastanza bene perché ebbi in distribuzione un loro vecchio split 7" con gli Hooker Spit Windex, sono un duo e fanno un gran macello!

Ad aprire ci saranno gli YOU SUCK! (your usual bunch of gnarly jerks) +
DRUG PROBLEMS, nuovo side project degli YOU SUCK! in cui militiamo io, Hovnzi e Charliefromyousuck - con il grandissimo Igor JJ al basso.
Hardcore punk americano anni '80 misto alla svezia che ci piace tanto (minor threat, soa, teen idles + ux vileheads, ds 13, regulations...) e tanta voglia di scassarsi.

Con gli You Suck! suoneremo il sette pollici uscito quest'anno (shit happens, scaricabile gratuitamente qui) e due/tre pezzi nuovi che verranno pubblicati su un altro singolo che dovremmo pubblicare entro la fine dell'anno.
Molto probabilmente il disco si intitolerà "just can't relax" e tutti i brani avranno come filo conduttore...l'ansia.

I pezzi nuovi sono una bomba! stiamo prendendo forma ed iniziando ad avere un suono tutto nostro, che è la cosa migliore per un gruppo. Avere un suono riconoscibile al primo colpo è la quintessenza del gruppo stesso; dal vivo poi siamo molto più compatti di prima, provare a manetta e suonare tanto in giro ha dato i suoi frutti.

Venite a scassarvi con noi!

sabato 2 giugno 2012

YOU SUCK! next shows!!!

giovedì 8 giugno 2012 - gaione (parma)

domenica 3 giugno 2012 - cappella casalmaggiore (cremona)

sabato 21 luglio 2012 - WAKE UP SALSO 3 (salsomaggiore terme - parma)
venerdì 27 luglio 2012 - PADOVA (CPO GRAMIGNA + CRIPPLED FOX-hungary fastcore + guest)

more updates to come!!!