2014. május 21., szerda
A lot of things have happened since we quit doing this blog. Only a few years have passed, but we had so many ideas left unexplored, so many bands we wanted to talk shit about, and since then life has literally exploded. I have become a father yet again, and have had a series of personal triumphs as well.
First and foremost Chappa’Ai. I write about my noise band first because this is where the most amount of stuff has happened, and this is by far the most dynamic band I have ever had the pleasure of playing in. Aside from having an infinite amount of songs at our disposal, we also have a set theme that is also endless, generating endless amounts of recordings, songs, titles, etc. We have just recorded and released a split with Bollock Swine, and our side is a collaboration with Ignacio Ruiz, called v8.08 on stage. He is a harsh noise dude from Chile, and when he was here, our minds clicked. When we told his of the recording he merely said “I feel like a duck in the waters of life”. Nuff said.
We also will be releasing a split with Melanocetus Murrayi, which is a fucking dream come true for me. If you saw this blog when it was still active as a source of cultural destruction and not just as a repository like it is now, you may remember that I featured them like every other post. They are that important. Total abyssal harsh noise grind chaos. Now we are going to do a split with them, what the fuck. Life, man. Here is their bandcamp, they literally just made it:
A childhood fantasy also came true for me, as we went on a 3 day min tour with Agathocles. We were all reminded of why we make this music, why wed this, even though all you fucks do is pose and talk shit, and become totally mired in your scene. Scenes are not the way to go, it’s about individuals, it’s about bands, it’s about motherfuckers who press shit, release shit, do shit and get shit done. A scene is tremendously important but it will always be secondary when compared to what is actually achieved, what is actually being done. I would also like to take this time and tell you that Agathocles are the last true grindcore band left from the first wave. Everyone else is dead, split up, sold out, or mostly inactive, only getting together to play large festivals and shows that are somehow “worth it”. We are releasing our live set that we played opening for Agathocles as a split with them. Life, man.
We will also be releasing the Goa’uld Pleasure Palace in a matter of months. We recorded these songs 2 years ago almost, and have been dicking around until now, but it is done, it is everything everyone ever wanted. There are songs, so finally there will be a Chappa’Ai recording with not only improvised stuff but actual written material mostly, it is much more controlled. And we will never do anything like this again. It’s a one off.
The band that only the two motherfuckers doing this blog are in, Cancerous Aggravation has recorded its 5th and final demo. We only played improvised ghetto grind, and these 5 demos are a testament to the conditions we see and the world we live in. It is everything that we believe was missing from grind today, the spontaneity, ridiculous speed and ferocious not giving a fuck that this band entailed. These 5 demos will be released by yours truly on a tape, if you want in, give me a holler. Instead of this band, me and Marci will be doing a Discordance Axis influenced band but ti will NOT be like Damage Digital or Syntax, even though I fucking love those bands. It will not be just DxAx theft all the way, but will be very recognizably influenced by them, it will more lo-fi and noisier, with lots of intros. Our current bands just do not reflect the paranoia, stress and constant questioning of everything that living in the internet age of brainwashing infotainment brings. I want to express these feelings too, so we need to make a band about it.
Speaking of new bands, Chappa’Ai and Human Error have joined forces. The singer of Human Error playing guitar, me on drums, and the rest of the Chappa’Ai crew doing what they do best have made a grindcore band called Scum Of The Earth. First gig is set for September 14th, will be sharing the stage with Abortion, Sedem Minút Strachú, Internal Excavation and a bunch more local bands. We will record shit too, although recordings are not a priority for this project. Straight up grind, no bullshit, no other influences. Keep your eyes peeled, as the rehearsals are fucking awesome.
I have also started a tape label, and have released a bunch of shit, and have helped release a bunch more shit. So far:
Chappa’Ai/Malad split tape
Chappa’Ai/Unadulterated Parasites split pro CD-R
Jack 2014 tour tape (co-release with Power Rangers Records)
I also helped with releasing the new Diskobra stuff. That is another thing I must mention.
Diskobra is now a complete band, a stable 3 piece instead of being completely a one man band. Kobi still writes all of the music and all of the lyrics, but we now do it together. We got a second demo and a split with the Ukranian Displease out. I released both of them on tape.
Human Error also released an album, one that was also sat on for over a year. I am exceedingly proud of it, it’s quite different than the other ones, but the same general concept, so no changing up our steelo. Checkum.
I also wanted to do a little segment about bands I wanted to mention on this blog but never got around to it that are active, are in touch, and we loved playing with them, or just listening to them.
I don’t believe I ever got to write about Whoresnation, for example. They are precision grind for certain, not too dirty at all, but goddamn it are they good. The recordings do not do justice to the amazing live set they pulled off 3 years ago in Budapest. They are fast beyond belief, really on top of it, really precise, almost surgical in execution, and went from sounding a lot like late Ulcerrhoea to sounding a lot more like The Arson Project, but keeping the simple, blastbeat oriented vibe. Their place is on this blog. The other thing I love about this band is that they expound the usual political opinions of Western European grind scene, anti- homophobia, anti-sexism, anti-fascism, but they do not do it in the hippie way that most of these jackasses tend to. Usually you will have people talking half assedly about acceptance and tolerance, where as these guys take the approach of attacking bigots, an approach much more easily digestible to my shit laden guts. They are another one of those bands like Cellgraft that are fucking stellar, unique and need to keep doing this, and they also had a really fucked up snare sound that I loved (hopefully they will be active for longer), and have changed it in their 2014 album to a more acceptable one. I am sad because of this change- y’all need to bring out the old snare again. Stand up guys too. Me and the singer had a half hour conversation once about how grindcore is not music that should be played at festivals, for example. They are people you can talk to even though they keep busy as fuck, thank the sweet heavens. Come catch them in July in Budapest, you fucking tool.
Horrible Pain is one of those bands from Canada that is linked with all of the other bands from Canada. I imagine their scene is much like ours, a 10 person strong cancer constantly spreading and engulfing more and more of the hardcore and punk scenes, with all the bands consisting of the same people. Horrible Pain is their Excruciating Terror rip off band, and if you don’t know ET, don’t admit it, just quietly go to my youtube channel and listen to all of it. You are welcome. I think it’s a one man project, it is fucking awesome, much better than all of their other offerings, which I find to be good, but just too one dimensional and silly in their approach, but that’s cool though, I like silliness. This however, is not silly at all.
Wound was a band from Japan, and I owe the biggest debt of gratitude to Kitti for fucking finding this thing for me. She is me mates girlfriend, and I owe her a debt of gratitude, I simply don’t know how this could have gone under my radar. It is exactly what I like, the only band that I can really say has GBN as an influence audibly, but mixing it up with that good Boss HM-2 death metal feeling. I simply cannot get enough of their shit, their two longer demos are fucking awesome, and the rest of their shit is all promo materials. They did not exist for long, but they fucking did everything there is to do as far as I am concerned. Not the fastest but definitely the noisiest and most fucked up of Japanese grind. Brings a tear to a grown mans eye. Also, their logo is an upside down Venom logo.
SickGoreSuffer finally dropped their shit too. Essentially the same great people as Cock Brutality, this is one of those bands that is speed oriented like a motherfucker. It is insanely fast, with that super duper fucked up snare sound that I absolutely admire. High pitched and tinny, with a long as sustain, the blastbeats make your head hurt like a motherfucker. Average song length about half a minute, real pv shit, none of this namby pamby Hexis inspired dark hardcore with black metal elements BULLSHIT masquerading as power violence. I want to take this time also to say a giant fuck off to all hipster hardcore motherfuckers, bring your shallow self-absorbed bullshit somewhere else, zero tolerance to fucking hipster attitudes and the bullshit fake ass “irony” and pop culture elitism they bring with them. Go somewhere else, you are not welcome here, fuck right off. This bands first offering was released as a split tape with Karak, where Marci, the other guy who does this blog plays drums. This is their side of the split, but you should be able to find SGS side from here.
I would write about Sedem Minut Strachú, as they are the most fucking radical thing to happen in this part of the world in a very, very long time, but I assume Marci will do it. If he doesn’t I will devote an entire post to these three motherfuckers. They are the only bastion of noisecore south of the Czech republic, and north of Serbia. Well, there is also us, but these guys are loads better. World class 7MON worship band, with two basses and super primitive approach.
If you have Facebook and are into grind, I don’t see how you could have not heard of Shitnoise Bastards. They must be mentioned because they were not around when this blog died, and they most definitely fucking belong here. They are very prolific, always and continuously pressing records, almost exclusively releasing splits, and we released one with Chappa’Ai (thanks Seluar!!!). They ply noisegrind in the SMG vein, and it is fucking awesome. There are kinda riffs floating about, but kept so primitive and undefined it is essentially noise, super raw recording style, and a blastbeat that is insanely fast. It really is sonic torture, and our split is just like that too. People from this part of the world have an attitude that will make you humble, they are so positive, even while keeping very honest. We have a lot to learn from the Malaysian grind scene.
I just found out about Kasosquad, Slovakia’s premier old school death/grind madness, too. Again one of those bands that I don’t know how I could not have heard of, seeing as they have been around for a minute. I found out about them by playing a gig together with them, Agathocles, Alea Iacta Est, Jack and Sedem Minut Strachú, one of the bets gigs of my life. Their Repulsion/Xysma inspired old school as fuck grind is really inspiring, and played without any bullshit allure, owning up to being metalheads, but not falling for the metalhead clichés, and being completely blunt, honest and in your fucking face. There used to be bands like this all around the area, but they died out; this band represents a dying breed, and even if you don’t like it, they deserve your respect.
That’s it for right now, I believe this will keep you guys busy until Marci decides to post his shit too, if that ever happens. If it does not, I will be here on the regular, and from September on, these posts are gonna come much more frequently. I will mostly be linking bancamp and youtube videos, if any of you wanna get the shit and download it, catch me on slsk, my nick is BLASTBEATWORSHIP, I have all the shit up from previous posts and a bunch more shit too. I will share if you have anything up at all, but if I see bullshit, or no sharing, you will be banned and your pitiful cries for mercy ignored. I will also be making a mediafire account and uploading rare shit in mega blocks, so tons of related albums in one package, and sharing those on here. The first one is being made courtesy of the dude from Re-charge De-charge, a now defunct noise grind band from the Czech republic, and it will feature old Hungarian death/grind bands. Enjoy motherfuckers. I am glad to be back.