Tuesday, February 3, 2009

HELLYCHERRY #80 od sad na monitorima

Tamo cete sresti Das Ich, Nahty, 5% kriticne mase, Circumanalis Records, dreDDup, Gaad, Esoteric, Camel of Doom, This is how We Feel, Neverlost, Zazidane, Beli Sum, i ostale obskurna imena balkanskog i svetskog podzemlja. Ulaz se otvara na WWW.HELLYCHERRY.CO.NR izlaza NEMA!

pee ass izvinjavamo se ako ste usled tehnickih problema ovaj mejl dobili 2 ili vise puta. necete vishe (a ni manje :)))

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HELLY  CHERRY underground webzine
THIRD I industrial, noise, dark ambient, ovo-ono project
7 samuraja SKOJA low fi movies

or check out
www.myspace.com/krikunutrasnjosti
our my space page in english for all of our friends that don't understand serbian

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

HELLYCHERRY #78 je online

HELLYCHERRY #78 je online

Prednovogodišnji broj Vaše "omiljene" andergraund lektire donosi brdo imena poput Filipa Marinkovića, Tamerlan, Alvarez, Incomplete, Razlog Za, Incident, Residents, Proces, Sonje Savić, Adijo Pamet, Navta Kriejtiv Kru, Osmi Putnik 2,... Oblasti filma, stripa, pisane reči, muzike i slično. Reč, slika, ton,...sve to ima ovaj fanzin. Saznajte zašto i da li su preskočeni brojevi 76 i 77 i šta se sa njima zbilo. Ovaj naš fanzin na struju možete čitati na WWW.HELLYCHERRY.CO.NR. Javite svima koje znate!

                                      

Skini free THIRD I – Postindustrial Times album

Nakon CDr izdanja za Zvukovinu pojavila se i net varijanta ovog albuma. Predlažemo da je skinete a ako vam se baš toliko svidi možete je pazariti preko zvukovinanoise.blogspot.com. Link je http://www.archive.org/download/TI00012/TI012.zip.

Evo šta naš izdavač kaže o ovom disku: This time Third I bring you some new conceptual sound adventures, heaps of weird spaces and dark apocalyptic industrial noise beauty. Cold narration with touch of structural insanity promising one of the most interesting Third I soundmovie.



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www.HELLYCHERRY.co.nr - a home of
HELLY  CHERRY underground webzine
THIRD I industrial, noise, dark ambient, ovo-ono project
7 samuraja SKOJA low fi movies

or check out
www.myspace.com/krikunutrasnjosti
our my space page in english for all of our friends that don't understand serbian

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

HELLYCHERRY i THIRD I novotarije

HELLYCHERRY #74 je online
Prošli broj je bio namenjen školarcima za polazak u školu. Ovaj (1.oktobar) smo posvetili studentariji i počeku njihovih muka :). I dalje smo savršena alternativa predavanjima i vežbama. Priznaćete da vas više zanima da pogledate T-Error i Hesus Attor kako zvuče uživo, ili da pročitate intervjue sa bendovima Extreme Noise Terror, Megera, Totalni Klošari, Zemlja br 9, fanzinom Vapaus, ili vas možda više zanimaju stripovi i filmovi (čitaj i gledaj). Možda vas zanima kako je bilo na festivalima Balkanika core i Ko će brže, ko će GORE,... A kako ceo zin smrdi na debeli andergraund imate iskustvo za sva čula.
Dakle KUL zin za KUL alternativce na www.HELLYCHERRY.co.nr

THIRD I i FIGURATIVE THEATRE su na mini turneji
3.10. Ćuprija, Dom Omladine, 21h, ulaz besplatan. sviraju još i Endless Conflict i Oil
4.10. Ruma, Harolds, 22h, ulaz besplatan. svira još i Sebastian Crnich
5.10. Beograd, Livingroom, posle 22h, ulaz 150 kinti. svira masa bendova u 2 bloka.
Na koncertima će biti nabavljiva dosadašnja THIRD I i ZVUKOVINA izdanja.

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www.HELLYCHERRY.co.nr - a home of
HELLY  CHERRY underground webzine
THIRD I industrial, noise, dark ambient, ovo-ono project
7 samuraja SKOJA low fi movies

or check out
www.myspace.com/krikunutrasnjosti
our my space page in english for all of our friends that don't understand serbian

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Dark Scene vol.2 Kompilacija - free download!!!!

DS:vol.2 is a compilation of ExYu industrial/gothic/darkwave bands. ExYu is a region in Balkans (Europe) where former Yugoslavia was. This compilation is the second DS established and there will be more releases. You can find more info about these bands and DS at:
http://www.darksceneforum.co.nr
http://darkscene.blogspot.com
 
tracklist:
01. Somnifera Profunda - Sejv Ez Sybelmyne (2:26)
02. Fade to Black - Call Me Sin (3:27)
03. The Antals - The Change That Never Comes (4:04)
04. Fancy Frogs - Where I Was Wrong (6:37)
05. PnDc - Thin Moon (f Housework) (4:32)
06. Dischotomy Engine - Last Three Minutes (3:29)
07. RzRwR - Dead MF (4:48)
08. Weird Cop - I Am a Star (3:41)
09. uMachuPichu - Cao ljubavi (2:04)
10. Vien Lur - Tim Burton (2:48)
11. Ubikvitetna Eritrofobia - Sceptic (3:55)
12. Neurotech - Transhuman (3:46)
13. Claymore - Papercuts (4:12)
14. Maltreat - Junk It (4:56)
15. Children Egoism - Insekt (1:52)
16. Jaroslaw Kirstenowski - Robo Caterpillars (5:19)
17. Schmiz - Hazardski Pjesnik (2:40)
18. Smetnja - Old Horny (3:51)
19. Erekta - Pest 2 (4:51)
20. Dva Winampa - Ispiranje (4:36)
 
file info:
size:104mb
audio files:20 (mp3-44khz-192bpm)
artwork + band infos included
release date: 29-3-2008

Thursday, March 6, 2008

HELLYCHERRY #65 je online

HELLYCHERRY #65 je online
Martovska doza andergraund štiva je pred vama i donosi nove spotove, filmove, i intervjue sa eminentnim „ansamblima" i skupinama. Srešcete na ovaj ili onaj nacin Destrukciju Stvarnosti, Pretposlednje Mohikance, Skepsu, Concrete Wormse, PhV, ToXXX, Pivnicu, Balkan Twilight, Dozer.hu, i ostala (ne)poznata imena ne samo iz bivše nam zajednicke zemlje vec i šire. Potražite na WWW.HELLYCHERRY.CJB.NET, a ovoga meseca ocekujte skrivene specijal brojeve.
Hellyjevci

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

SEE YOU IN HELL + SHEEVA YOGA GIG

SEE YOU IN HELL + SHEEVA YOGA
„Thrash Storm Over Southern Europe" Tour March 2008!

GREEK DATES:

sun 16/3 Kavala (gre) - T.E.I. (+ BURIAL, ANTIMOB)
mon 17/3 Thessalonike (gre) - Viologiko (+ DEVASTATION OF LIFE)

SEE YOU IN HELL (Brno, Czech Rep.) play furious full on energy hardcore/punk influenced by classical Japanese hardcore sound. After touring all around the world (UK, Japan, Brazil) during last few years they go back to South Europe for the first time since 2003. Their newest record is called "Utok" (= "Attack") and was released in cooperation of Czech labels Insane Society and Phobia Records and re-released worldwide by other labels.
Check out: www.seeyouinhell.cz, www.myspace.com/seeyouinhellthrash

SHEEVA YOGA (Ostrava, Czech Rep.) attacks the audiences with hyper-fast manic power violence/thrash/fastcore with some weird influences thrown in the mix. Definitely one of the more original and crazier bands coming from current Eastern European scene and definitely something 100% recommended for fans of bands like SPAZZ or MEXICAN POWER AUTHORITY! Celebrating 10 years of existence in 2007 they release split LP w/DISNEY right in the time of this tour in cooperation of more labels from all over Europe.
Check out: http://sheevayoga.czechcore.cz, www.myspace.com/sheevayoga

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Friday, February 8, 2008

:: :: LIBER XLIII AARNI vel Hypnerotomachia Coprophili :: ::

Pungenday, day 28 in the season of Chaos, 3174 Anno Mungi.

Hail Eris! Welcome to Liber XLIII Aarni, the forty-third edition of the official Aarni newsletter, bringing you some of the latest news on the band and their webshite, and in-depth gibbering from Aarni's most infamous metal god/retard Master Warjomaa! To resubscribe or to unsubscribe, and for more information on Liber Aarni, piss off to
www.aarni.info/newsletter.html.

:: ii  M.W.'S WORDS ::

Illuminating new year 3174!

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Aarni, in its current form at least. Aarni itself has of course always existed and will exist, because it has arrived here from outside existence itself. This feels hard to express verbally and to comprehend...try to remember.
Anyway, I indeed initiated the current Aarni back in 1998 ev (as the less retarded among you possibly already surmised), but didn't bother with releasing any music until 2001 ev. Nostalgia ain't like it used to be...

Epidemie Records has recently sent an unicorn dolphin elder to us, which stated in no certain terms that the release date of Tohcoth has been set to the 12th of February 2008 ev, that is if everything goes according to the secret evil master plan. Finally cometh the anticlimax to everyone's long wait! If you want, I guess you can send preorders to us and/or Epidemie Records. Preferably to Aarni, because that way everyone wins...as for the price of the nevergreen musical recording, we think 13 eurobucks should suffice - including postage and shit planetwide. After all we don't need very much money anymore as all the Aarni members have reached the grade of Knight Of The Outer Void in Antimasonry and we have taken a vow of mental and physical poverty. Cheap at twice the price and in any case music stores (if they still exist) will probably charge you lots
more...

Count Saint-German says that Nostradamus said that in the near future a couple of full Tohcoth tracks will be posted by us on MySpace and/or Last.fm. We don't want to change the future so we probably will. Yea, Aarni appears "officially" now on Last.fm too. Those of you who can read and/or write can also join the Aarni discussion group there for some charming and balanced pleasantries. Doomintroll banters there every now and then, repressing nothing and oppressing everything.

It has likewise been written that curious factoids regarding Tohcoth shall be revealed on the Works page at the Aarni webshite. Nostradamus was King Kong but after another manner.  

In our wickedness we have also remastered (in a final way) the Aarni/Umbra Nihil split CDR, so it is available from us too...improved new sound and washes cleaner too, while two out of three housewives report their cats prefer it. Comes of course with the original very professional CD covers and the rest of the TP. All that can be yours for an outrageous 6 eurobucks! But wait, there's more: we still have a few copies left of the Skepticism tribute 2CD. For 10 eurocrowns (including shipping planetwide) you can help us be rid of them...they keep us awake at night by speaking of unclean things.

It has recently come to pass that I personally contributed a guitar solo to Umbra Nihil's (aka Urban Hill) Thergothon cover song. In the near future I shall probably offer better ones for UN's upcoming album. Meanwhile, we continue our work of inventing musical cures for nonexistent diseases and three future Aarni albums have already been planned...now we try to decide in what order we want to release them. OTO or IOT or...Disordo Templi Lemminkaenensis?

We will put out the next spam newsletter issue once Tohcoth actually gets released, just so you'll know.

Confess ignorance,
MW

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For more disinformation, go to
www.aarni.info/

IN:
-Secret Chiefs 3

OUT:
-Bizarre bumgames

:: vi  CONTACTS ::

Website:
www.aarni.info
Band: aarni@aarni.info
Newsletter: www.aarni.info/newsletter.html

:: :: END :: ::

And that concludes the forty-third edition of Liber Aarni, Aarni's official E-newsletter. Pity on you for reading, and keep your eyes peeled for Liber XLIV Aarni sometime in the future. Again, for more information on the newsletter and to resubscribe/unsubscribe, crawl over to
www.aarni.info/newsletter.html.
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All hail Discordia,
Aarni

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Alister @ CASTLE festival

Alister have been confirmed for biggest Serbian Metal festival Castle Fest. Alister will play among greatest metal bands, including Judas Priest, Helloween, Avantasia, At the Gates, Sodom, Lordi, Soilwork, Evrgrey, Dismember, Etc. Exact date and time for Alister's performance is not confirmed at the moment. So, stay tuned!

Friday, January 25, 2008

The Ass-Soul Of Psycho-Path - Release Date 03.03.2008


[Moonlee News - 25.01.2008]
THE ASS-SOUL OF PSYCHO-PATH - RELEASE DATE 03.03.2008



That's right, the release date of Psycho-Path's brand new album titled The Ass-Soul Of Psycho-Path is slowly approaching. Their 5th full length effort will see the light of a day on March 3rd, 2008 . For almost four years now people have been waiting for new Psycho-Path's album and we're more than excited and stoked to have everything in works now. You'll be nicely surprised when you see the artwork, which will include a 16 sheet booklet and will be packed in a digipack. Oh and last but not least there is one song available for download that will be featured on The Ass-Soul Of Psycho-Path - it's called War . Enjoy!

'War' mp3 | 320kbps | 9,82 MB

www.myspace.com/psychopathmusic

 


Thursday, January 17, 2008

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

ANTI NAZI NET COMPILATION!!! PLEASE READ!!!

Hello, this is Sharan of Deadites Records!!!
I think we took enough time to compile Anti-Nazi Net Compilation! To all the bands and artists that applied for this project, thank you! I am very glad you decided to join this little project which will show the world that we differ right from wrong! To all the bands that were interested in sending their material, DEADLINE IS 20th OF JANUARY 2008! I will not add any more material send to me after this date! Please, if you didn't send your material, do that! Send your band name, lyrics in English (translate lyrics if necessary!), contact info and song in mp3 format, min 192 kpbs!
Thank you,
www.myspace.com/deaditesrecords

Sunday, January 13, 2008

ONEFELLPREY - WAKING ROOM! NEW RELEASE!

New, 27th release of Minimalna izdanja. Debut album for OneFellPrey. You can download two songs from here:

http://rapidshare.com/files/83263517/Waking_Room.rar.html

info: minizdanja.awardspace.com
 

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Fatnom Fest

ZERO ISSUE of FANTOM FEST is happening in Pancevo and Beograd, 15-22nd january, featuring: Pakito Bolino, Ludovic Levasseur, Alberto Corradi, ALeksandar Zograf, Franco Sacchetti,Radovan Nastic, Zeljko Obrenovic, Danilo Milosev - Wostok, Matei Branea, Andy Sinboy, Very Talented Osarina From Timisoara, Larisa Ackov, Ivan Velisavljevic, Goran Dacev, Marc Schneider, Trap for the pioneers, KRSH, Dj CH, and many more...

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

New free for download release

Merde Sur La Mer have released another free online album, which is good because their first album seems to have disappeared. This time they added a bit of punk attitude to the avant garde chaos. Liver, Skin, Le Zuaro is a full frontal assault from the first track to the last. It is close to 20 minutes of noise, shouts, animals sounds and a little music here and there. I loved it. This is the type of musical madness that gets your attention, slaps you around for a while then gives you a kiss. My favorite track is "Grease Dance Vibrations" a sort of rhumba from hell. Merde Sur La Mer slows down only for the last track which reminds me of a eerie carnival ride. The entire album is a joyful ride through The Twilight Zone. The album is available in either MP3 or Ogg Vorbis format. http://freealbums.blogsome.com/2007/09/30/merde-sur-la-mer-liver-skin-le-zuaro/

"MERDE SUR LA MER - Liver, skin, le zuaro
Hm, interesantan bend/projekat. Neki noizicni zvuk sa dosta semplova ali i klasicnim gitarom i bubnjevima. Nisma siguran ali kao da je nesto live snimljeno a neki zvuci dodati kasnije u produkciji. Gitara i bubanj podsecaju malo na Crni lilihip, Disciplinu, Sarla.. Ili sve ukupno, zbog svoje neuroticnosti na spori Naked city. Odlicno! " hellycherry webzine

What A Wonderful Shit! Compilation Out Now!

Another downloadable Noise/Experimental/Ambient Net Compilation on RONF
Featuring: Zort / Gas Satori / Torturing Nurse / Aberracion / Andres Y Ralf / Electronoise / Acid Noise / AATMA / Third I / Oneiric Imperium / Enviromental Testing Device / Art Unit / Animal Machine / Rice Cracker / Trastornos Del Desarrollo for your enjoyment and pleasure!

What A Wonderful Shit Compilation! Out Now!

http://www.ronfrecords.com/menu/netreleases.php

Sunday, January 6, 2008

HELLY CHERRY news

ukoliko ste medij ili smatrate da bi ovo nekoga zanimalo, molimo vas da ovu vest objavite ili prosledite dalje.

 

HELLYCHERRYwebzine #63

Deda Mraz se otreznio posle novogodisnjeg banchenja. I skapirao da je zaboravio da vam donese poklon. A bili ste dobri preko cele godine, prali zube i slicno. Pazljivo je slusao vase zelje pa je resio da vas obraduje onim sto ste najvise zeleli da dobjete – NOVI HC broj. I ne samo to. Deda je sve to smestio u novo okruzenje... Pa pokupite novu dozu /63. po redu/ andergraund lektire na www.hellycherry.cjb.net.

 

THIRD I

Za Novu Godinu vas Zvukovina i Third I zele obradovati besplatnim cdr izdanjem. U pitanju je 3way split „Ko ne plati na mostu platice na Cupriji". Split cuprijskih projekata Third I, Endless Conflict, Oil. Klica ili Loshe Seme curpijskog andergraunda. CDR je dostupan na viktorliebezeit@yahoo.com.

 

7samurajaSKOJA

ce vas uskoro obradovati novim kratkim filmom...



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www.hellycherry.cjb.net - a home of
HELLY  CHERRY underground webzine
THIRD I industrial, noise, dark ambient, ovo-ono project
7 samuraja SKOJA low fi movies

or check out
www.myspace.com/krikunutrasnjosti
our my space page in english for all of our friends that don't understand serbian

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Ch.Egoism on 5 way split CD OUT!!!

DISTURBANCE, The 13th
5 way split / RNF013
Full length experimental music CDr
Limited edition / 99 copies
www.ronfrecords.com

including:
SIN SENAL /ekvador/
www.mierdaenlacabeza.4t.com

TORSTEIN WJIIK /norveska/
www.ambolthue.com/torsteinwjiik

SPOOKLIGHTS /usa/
spooklights@gmail.com

CHILDREN EGOISM /srbija/
www.myspace.com/childrenegoism

EGO DEATH /grcka/
www.myspace.com/egodeathnoise


PMK Distro
www.myspace.com/pmkrecords
pumajkar_zin@yahoo.com

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

BONDED BY BLOOD SET TO RECORD DEBUT ALBUM WITH MICHAEL ROSEN

New-school LA thrashers Bonded By Blood are set to record their debut Earache release 'Feed The Beast' with US producer Michael Rosen. Rosen, who has worked with the likes of Testament, Violence, Sadus, Joe Satriani and Death Angel will begin working with the band in the New Year.

Bonded By Blood vocalist Aladdin has spoken out about how he feels about working with the well known producer:

"It feels freaking awesome. He has produced and engineered some of my favorite bands Testament Vio-lence Sadus and now BBB. Its like a dream come true. 'Feed The Beast' is sure to be one kick ass album".

Bonded By Blood will commence recording 'Feed The Beast' on January 11th 2008 at J Street Recorders (Tesla) in Sacramento, CA . The full track-listing will be as follows:

01. Immortal Life
02. Feed The Beast
03. The Evil Within
04. Another Disease
05. Unusual Punishment
06. Vengeance
07. To A Sickening Degree.
08. Strike Of Fear
09. Sounds Of Torture
10. Necropsy
11. Self-Immolation
*Bonus Track: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Theme Song

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

AMON TOBIN - Kitchen Sink Remix EP : Available Digitally now!!!

Ninja Tune has released a 4-song remix ep of Amon Tobin's song titled Kitchen Sink from his latest album, Foley Room. The release features remixes from Clark, Noisia, Boxcutter and Sixtoo and available now through itunes

"Foley Room," as you may remember, was built solely using found sounds recorded by Tobin and a team of technicians. These sounds were then monkeyed about with to create the kind of audio rush that Tobin is rightly renowned for. The title of "Kitchen Sink" hopefully gives you some clue as to the origins of the noises involved, but now these sources have been farmed out to an intrepid and international band of remixers.

Warp's Clark kicks things off with a mix that can only be described as akin to watching a ballerina rise up out of a music box carrying a chainsaw. Dreamy, childlike, oddly funky and scary. Boxcutter (known to his mum as Barry Lynn) ups the intensity a notch further with a seething, intricately-detailed dub-stepper on which he drops a backward guitar solo during the breakdown. Canadian MC/producer and Ninja-mate Sixtoo gives the original a lacerating acid drive and hypnotic groove. Finishing off in a fourth country, Holland's avant gardists Noisia deconstruct the d&b blueprint, leaving gaps in their rollouts and a fairytale atmosphere benaeth pounding drums.

So there you go. England, Northern Ireland, Canada and Holland. Artists working at the edges of techno, hip hop, drum & bass and dubstep. Everything but the kitchen sink. Plus the "Kitchen Sink". Spooky.

Songs posted now!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Interview with Nest

Greetings Tolonen. How are you these days?
Greetings, mon. I'm quite good, but very busy – as always. I always tend to hoard so many projects that I keep struggling to do them all at the same time.


What’s up with the Nest at the moment?

The Skepticism tribute album with the Nest cover of 'The Gallant Crow' has just been released. All the participating bands did a good job with some really interesting versions of Skepticism's songs, and it was an honor covering Skepticism who are one of my all-time favorite bands. Otherwise, at the moment I'm composing new songs and just going forward at a relaxed pace. This is the part of making music I enjoy the most so I'm doing it with the sole intention of having fun. I can't really tell much else at the moment, because I'm still in such an early stage.


7 months passed since the “Trail of the Unwary” was released. What was the reaction of the media and press been so far?

As usual, the response varies from good to not interesting, but I'd imagine that happens with just about any band. Those that liked the old material generally liked the new one too, even though they are quite different, and many of those thought the new one was better than ever. Some people have even said to me that the new album is some of the most solemn pieces of music they've ever heard, and I'm naturally very taken by such comments.


How would you describe the sound of new Nest album for someone who didn’t heard it yet?
I'd probably describe it like I've always done with our music. It's a mixture of acoustic and ambient elements, but the ambience and slowly mutating atmospheres are even more dominant on this album than before. I'd naturally mention that we use the kantele, a traditional Finnish string instrument, and throw in some metal seasonings in a couple of songs. Actually, this album contains the most metal Nest song to date, Hunt. We also have more varied vocals and synth work this time around, and a couple of surprises that I don't have the heart to reveal before you actually listen to the album.


What was your inspiration for this album, and how you started to create “Trail of the Unwary”?
I'm very much inspired by nature, animal life, and the like, but I like to handle these themes slightly differently than the normal romanticizing and whatnot. I wanted to capture the essence of, for example, the hunt for what it really means to those who depend on it for survival. Sort of, how a wolf would explain it if it could explain it in the language and terms humans understand.

I started composing stuff like I always do – just for fun. I didn't have any rules or guidelines where I forced the music to go, and on this new album I deliberately wanted to avoid any rules, and just do what I felt like, now matter what the result would be. For example, I didn't want to limit the song lengths to about 4-5 minutes, like I did with most of Nest's previous songs. Still, the composing process was similar to the early stuff. I just took the kantele, started playing it, and wrote down all stuff I liked. After that it was the usual arranging of synths, drums, etc. on top of the kantele stuff. The vocals and most of the lyrics always come into the picture last. I make them to serve the songs, not the other way around. After everything was complete, or at least nearly complete, I started making the visuals to reflect the themes of the music. Everything, the music, the texts, the visuals, etc. has always been closely connected in Nest, and this didn't change now either.


On album can be heard some whispering vocals and narrations. Who was responsible for this and can you tell something about the lyrics?
This time we had 5 different vocalists contributing their talent. Why so many, even though we have so few vocals/lyrics in general? We approach the subject of vocals from a voice acting standpoint. There are many roles, or speakers if you will, in the stories and they need to have as unique voices as possible. Naturally, having many people performing their own parts yields a much richer outcome than one single vocalist trying to do them all. I handle whispering and the low storyteller voice in most songs and growl on Hunt, T.S. uses his natural voice and does some whispers in most songs too, P.A. does some strong commanding lines with his natural voice on Kontio, J.H. Sings on Kontio and snarls/shrieks on Hunt and Claw and Fang, and last but definitely not least L-A.H. Does spoken word in her charming voice on Across the Waters. I think it all worked out great, even better than I had hoped. I must also mention that all of the guys (and gal) are good friends of mine, and it was very enjoyably for me to work with friends, especially ones who have so much talent.


How and where you did a recording part? Also, I would like to ask which programs (and how) for recording you used?
I do all recording at home, except for the vocals of the people living in the U.S., who naturally recorded their stuff where they wanted. I like doing recording, mixing, mastering, etc. at home. I doesn't cost me anything and I don't have to worry about deadlines. I use Buzz for all my music making and recording needs. It's not a well-known piece of software outside the computer music people, but it's excellent for my needs. It takes very little processor time, and it let's me do just about anything I want when it comes to sounds. I also use Soundforge and CoolEdit for some sample editing stuff, but that's only a small part of my music making.


Album is truly briliant, full of beautiful sound spheres and atmospheric/ambient sound-scapes. But, is everything played by real instruments or you use samples sometimes?
Thank ye very much. I spent 2 years of my life to make it exactly like I wanted, and I feel I succeeded. Therefore I'm glad to hear you and others enjoy it too. All the kantele, bass, and lapland drum were played with real instruments, and the voices are naturally real too. The synths are done with softsynths instead of a keyboard. The softsynths I have are so versatile that I actually like using them better than keyboards. I have programmed all of their sounds myself too, so I haven't really taken any shortcuts even in the computer department. I do use samples, but that's for all the sound effects, nature and sounds, etc.


Did you played some new live gigs and do you have in plan some gigs?
Nest hasn't played any gigs in years, and we don't have any lined up either. The new material would be quite hard to play live too. To fully reproduce the album sounds we'd need 2 kantele players, 1 bassist, 2 drummers versed in the Lapland drum, 3 synth players who used computers because no keyboard contains the synth sounds I've made for the album, and all 5 vocalists. We could get passable results with only one of each, but I still only know only one person who would be interested in playing live with us – he's T.S. and he already plays with us. I don't even really like playing live. I do like letting people hear our music live, but I get little enjoyment from it personally. Nevertheless, I would like to play live in somewhat different settings, like in a campfire situation, in old places like castles, ruins, etc. But I probably don't even have to explain why organizing such a thing would be hard.


Are some of your very rare concerts possible to find on some divx/dvd bootleg?
It's possible if someone recorded either of the two gigs we did, but I haven't come across any recordings, and I doubt they exist. I doubt it would even be that interesting visually, because the limitations imposed by the kantele I have to practically sit still while playing it. Maybe I should compose simpler stuff so I could move while playing :) Nah, not gonna happen.


What about Nest merch? Does something like that exists?
Not at the moment, although I have some ideas. I'd just need to clear my busy schedule to make them happen. I'd love to make something more personal, but I won't reveal anything specific before I actually get something done. The ideas are somewhat peculiar, and I can't guarantee I can make them work well enough.


Is still possible to find new Nest album and it’s limited – double pack edition?
All my copies are gone already, but one could always browse through distros or ask Corvus Records directly. Limited to 99 copies tends to go, and go fast.


Who was responsible for Trail of the Unaware cover?

I did all the visuals once again with colored pencils. There's some color tweaking done on the computer afterwards to make everything fit together better, though. The originals are hanging on my wall at the moment. I also tweaked the logo a bit, to reflect the evolution in the music but still keeping the original base. I think it reflected both the new and the familiar quite nicely. I like doing all the visual stuff myself. Not only do I get the exact results I want, but I see the visuals as such a big part of Nest that I need to do them myself. They're as important to me as any of the songs, and I wouldn't have any third party making a song for Nest, so I wouldn't have any such party doing the visuals either.


Do you have some plans for Nest in some near future?

Nothing has been cast into stone, and little ever is when I'm composing new stuff. I just go where the tide takes me. I've been meaning to experiment more with distortion and metal elements, and I'm also eager to feature the Finnish language more. The new stuff will probably shape up to be a concoction of all the best elements of the old stuff with a good doze new seasonings thrown in. Wasn't that vague?


Thank you very much for an interview. Wish you many luck in future work!

No problem, mon. I thank ye for the support and wish all the best to ye and yer projects.


Interview done by Monarch (03.12.2007.)

Interview with Moss

Here is a one interview that I did with Moss few months ago. Hope you'll enjoy it.

Hello! Tell me first something about that new split release. How cooperation with band “Monarch” started? And why/how you choose a “Discharge’s” song to do a cover?
Olly: That split was originally with Thee Plague of Gentlemen, but they had some troubles you might have heard about, and split up. So we had to find another band to complete the split with.. We’d been friends with Monarch for a long time and they had a Turbonegro song they recorded a while back, so we'd go together on this split pretty good. We recorded a Discharge song because we like Discharge, not much more to it than that. We just took the basic notes of the riff and slowed it right down, makes perfect sense when you hear it!

Dom: Thee Plague of Gentlemen had already recorded a Uriah Heep cover, so it just made sense for us to do a cover rather than try and write something original that clocks in at less than ten minutes.


Who made the production of that cover song? Are you completely satisfied with it?

Dom: It was produced by Greg Chandler. I think he did a great job, for me its the first time I’ve bothered to layer two guitars, and as I use two independent amps anyway so there’s basically four guitars on there.

Olly: I’m happy with how it turned out, it was recorded and mixed within 3 hours so we did the best we could with it. We never spend too much time on recording, we’re normally pretty satisfied with what we’ve got in the first couple of takes.


“Rise Above Records” released this split only on vinyl. But, are there any plans to be released on CD too?

Olly: There are no plans or intentions to put the split out on cd. It's vinyl only for the maniacs. Maybe as a bonus track for a Japanese cd or something, but anyway...


What you think about vinyls and do you collect them?
Olly: I have a large collection of vinyl – it’s a very important format to the band, and releasing music really doesn’t get better than putting it out on wax. Tapes too, maybe tapes are more important than vinyl..

Dom: I do have a vinyl collection but to be honest I’m a tape freak, I just fukking love the hiss a tape creates and the dense warmth captured on them.


Also, do you plan more splits to put out in some near future?
Olly: Yeah, our next split should be a 7” with Disclose from Japan.. maybe out at the end of the year. It’s about 2 years in the making.


Two years passed since debut album “Cthonic Rites” was released. Are you satisfied with all reactions and critics, which you get ‘till now? Also, do you prefer to get good critics from the media or to please your fans with every new material?
Dom: The reaction from the critics was piss weak, I haven’t seen a bad review, just seems bizarre that something so extreme would be given such a positive write up. Feedback in general though has been great, I’ve been surprised that so many people from a non-metal background like our sound as well.

Olly: To be honest I haven’t seen too many bad words about ‘Cthonic Rites’, and it’s cool that people like it, but it doesn’t make any difference to us. You can love it or hate it, but we’d still be doing what we do. We don't aim to please.


And what about second album? Can we expect new full-length album from you soon?
Olly: Well, schedules permitting, which I really can't see being a problem although the members of the band are pretty spread out right now, there WILL be a new album recorded next year. It'll be released via Rise Above Records, and we're going to try to get Jus Oborn to produce again, depending on what he's up to.


How far do you think that you can go with Moss?
Olly: We always manage to take things further than we did with the last recording, and I say this with pretty much every interview that the next stuff will be heavier, more extreme, and I'm 100% certain it will be. It's hard to predict and look into the future with this band, but we've been going on a steady path of regression-cum-progression since our inception, and there's no reason for us to deviate from that path. We're just going to wallow in our filth for as long as we can fucking stand it

Dom: I’ve got a fukking ton of ideas I’d like to explore, but I recently moved to Canada which obviously makes rehearsals even more strained, and frankly I’d rather record the album here. We’ve got a long way to go in my opinion, growth and progression have always been key since the beginning.


Is “Moss” active when the live gigs are about? I’m very curious to know how looks something like that. What are the reactions of the fans usual; how many people you usually gather on one gig?
Olly: We usually play on average something like one gig a year.. which makes things more special for us and the shows we do bother to play. We simply wont play any gig people ask us to, as we feel it cheapens the live experience. Playing live for us is a ritual, and it has to be in the right conditions and circumstances or else we wont do it. Our gigs don't have much to look at other than three wasters playing very slowly and not moving much at all. Maybe there's some fog, we request no bright lights, and to keep the venue in near darkness. I would like to work on the visual aspect of our live shows more, more space/time fallout and occult blasphemies, but this will take time and money, something I'm currently lacking in.

Dom: Traditionally its just the other bands that night who’ll check us out, but sometimes you get some drunk who’s wondered into the wrong place. When we supported SunnO)) and the festivals we played in Europe we had decent turnouts, obviously.


Which are your favorite bands and what are your influences?

Dom: For Moss we are mostly influenced by horror, the occult, depression and misanthropy. We all have different tastes and not all of them are metal orientated. For me I wanted to get as far away from traditional song structure as I could, eliminate the verse chorus method and see what else I could do. The speed was a direct result of the sound I create, as playing fast with this set up just results in a boring din, but to slow it down created this warm distortion that would wash over me. I didn’t realise it at the time, but really I was creating atmosphere rather than song structures, and I let that dictate what was happening. To randomly name a few bands I’ve listened to a lot and still have a connection with I’d have to say Neurosis, The Gathering, Leonard Cohen and Carpathian Forest. I could go on for hours with that question ‘cause there’s just so many good bands around.

Olly: I like Roky Erickson, Saint Vitus, Discharge, Black Sabbath, a lot of crust punk/metal and true doom bands. None of these influence me in Moss though, but they inspire more. I read a lot of strange, strange books that I'd say have an influence, more of a grip if anything..


Your opinion and comment on classic music?
Dom: I was brought up in a family that appreciated classical music, St. Mathews passion (BWV 144) by Bach is a fantastic piece of music. I don’t listen to classical music extensively or anything, but its definitely an area I’m more drawn to then say hip hop and pop.


Do you like Jack Black’s “Tenacious D” and “Jesu”?
Olly: I am still a big Godflesh fan, and Jesu has always been to me a weak, watered down emo version of Godflesh. I'm not into them, and that whole Hydra Head Records/Isis scene they pointlessly tie themselves to makes me fuckin sick, hate it. Put on Neurosis instead.

Dom: Jack Black is in Jesu?


What is meaning of life for you?
Olly: To do your thing and get it done in the time you're given. If that means being the most selfish person you can be to achieve that, then by all means. Cliched "doom" answer would be to say that "life is meaningless", fuck that. I like living and I'm going to stick around for as long as possible.

Dom: I like to think that its something along the lines of helping your fellow man/woman, maybe its just an excuse for our spirits to come down and get fukked up in physical form for a change, I have no idea at this point in time.


What guy from Moss would you eat and why??
Dom: It would have to be myself, I have no idea what’s wrong with the other two and don’t particularly want food poisoning.

Olly: I don't think Dom eats well enough to taste particulary nice. Chris should be ok if slightly overcooked.


If a ghost from genie lamp appeared in front of you, and asks you to make three wishes, what would those wishes be?
Dom: That’s such a funny question, errm. I’d wish for people to have the courage of their convictions, for eternal wealth, and probably stop aging for a few years too.

Olly: I'd like to own an ancient library. Some kind of super power would be nice. And a harem of fine latin bitches. Or maybe I'd just ask for more wishes.


Thank you for an interview. Any last words?

Olly: Cheers!

Dom: Cheers for the interview, and watch out for the vinyl version of Cthonic Rites, coming this summer on Aurora Borealis. It'll be special.

Email mossdoom@yahoo.com
www.myspace.com/cthonicrites


Interview by Monarh (04.06.2007.)

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Kinovia - Knjiga Pelinova

The album is finally finished and it will be released on 17.12. 2007 under united labels of Cynfeirdd and Cold Trinity.
Tracklist:
 
1. Nema me / Gone
2. Znamenia / Omens
3. Otkrivenije Arhangelovo / Revelation of Archangel
4. Jatagan / Saber
5. Dorotea / Dorothea
6. Neimenia
7. Entefremdung : Kafka i Satovi Apokalipse / Entfremdung : Kafka and the Clocks of the Apocalypse
8. Basilico
9. Lelej
10. Vaskliknite Bogovi

www.cynfeirdd.com
www.coldtrinity.com
www.isidora-dundjerski.com

Skepticism tribute released

The tribute album to Skepticism with the Nest cover of "The Gallant Crow" is released!
You can get it from various distributions like Foreshadow or Firebox. More info: Entering The Levitation: a tribute to Skepticism.

News from Aarni

Aarni thinks we have finally finished mixing Tohcoth and so the album has been sent to Tuomas McElä (of Jääportit fame) for mastering. Also A.Tolonen (the famous weresquirrel gnawing the kantele in Nest) currently busies himself applying crowning touches to the album booklet and covers. The long overdue release will most likely happen in January 2008 ev, unless the two gentlemen mentioned above somehow become unduly motivated and complete their work earlier.
Having stressed ourselves out needlessly over the last three years it has taken to make Tohcoth, we naturally cannot take a healthy break even now...so Aarni has just rereremastered the combined Demo 2001 & 2002 cdr. Now it has more clarity, presence, bottom end and blah blah.
You can also hear all the bonny bad mixwork, groovy glitches, amazing audio artifacts and climatic clipping much better. The third time saith sooth, so we swear we won't touch those timeless tracks ever again. Let the dead bury the dead...if you already have a version of the Double Demo, you probably have no need of this final remaster. But if you don't have it, get yours for 6 € (including postage and shit). Cheap at twice the price.
In other neurotic news, making of the next album has already begun. More "eccentric", HC, counterculture and UG again(?) perhaps.
I will also be contributing my gleeful guest vocals to a New Worlder music project in the very near future, as well as partaking in the ongoing recordings of the scatomadness that sensitives call Umbra Nihil.
Yea...if some of you should feel interested, we still have a number of the Skepticism Tribute 2CD copies left. Pay us 10 € for yours (including shipping planetwide) so we can go get some candy and shit.
There's also an Aarni discussion forum in the planning, where retards can share their problems and mediumistic messages & instructions from dead uncles.
 

Saturday, December 8, 2007

HEOROT - Ragnarök

Stygian Crypt productions proudly presents debut album of Finnish band HEOROT - Ragnarök. The band plays folk viking metal with authentic instruments. Lyrics are in Finnish and about acts and characters of Scandinavian mythology. This album was recorded at Auringon Hauta studio, mixing and mastering was made by Tonmi Lillman (Ajattara, Vanguard, To/Die/For, Sinergy). This album is dedicated to memory of founder of the band Teemu "Modsognir" Ollikainen (R.I.P.).
 

Monday, December 3, 2007

Ispred Dragstora sound system


Organisation ADDLIMB

Organization addlimb (http://www.addlimb.org) was conceived by a small group of people based in Belgrade, Serbia, with a shared interest in experimental music, and particularly, contemporary improvisation. It is intended to, amidst the global atmosphere of rejection and suppression of what we believe to be democratic and genuinely critical qualities of this music, try and open the door towards its theoretical grasping, extending the scope of its practice, and its promotion, primarily on the local scale. We plan to try and bring a closer understanding and a sense of familiarity with this music through interviews with musicians, various articles concerning its history and nature, open discussions, promotion of local events, and practical workshops.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Interview with Sofy Major

Sofy Major are great,...lets say noise hardcore band from France. Lot of things are going on theese days in SM so we decided to present you theese guys. Interview by Nenad

 

HC: In this issue we have an interview with a guy who said that he looks at the noisecore as more intelligent, and more mature than other kinds of hardcore subgenres. What is you oppinion about that.
Manak :
Saying that kind of stuff would be too discriminating... How can you judge that a kind of political music (or non-political) is more interesting than any other genre ? I also listen to crust stuff, sludge stuff, punk rock stuff, folk stuff : I don't feel dumber ! As
you know, each music has its own way of presenting feelings and of spreading political ideas. All those musics are just Punk Rock and Punk Hardcore... You know I've already heard some Folk stuff which was more radical than any other crust punk band huhu... If you talk about music, I just think this is a different approach of Hardcore, not usual and not "natural".
Bastien : Why should some kind of music be more or less intelligent than another ? Every kind of music or hardcore is different.
Seb : I don't care about that. To me, that is bullshit, how can someone say that...

HC: I asked you previous question because you play "noise hardcore" and maybe you can give me argument why you choosen that way. Of course you have screamo, emo, sludge influences…
Seb
: I really like Noise Hardcore, but I listen to a lot of other musical stuff.
Manak : Yup, when we began playing together with the first line-up, we used to play what we could now call Screamo Hardcore (Bastien doesn't like to call things like that). I just think we love that music more than any other, it's just a question of feelings, I think it's the best way to spread our main ideas for now. As I told you, none of us is narrow minded. As far as I'm concerned, I listen to several kind of musics (except Ska, Reagga and all that hippy stuff huhu), but I love to play Noise.

HC: When we talk that you sound walks between many genres can you explain me track "Stalk" because it is the most different of all tracks on this release?
Manak :
It's our friend from our town, Gheat who's playing in a one-man-band called Stalk : something between Post-Rock, Electronica... We really appreciate the man and his music, it's an old friend of Bastien so... How could we give him such a better tribute ? He also did all the additional effects on the EP, between all the tracks. That guy is really incredible, and I'm glad to know him, I know his music is pretty far from ours, but we have the same feelings, the same political ideas, he could have been part of the band.
Bastien : Stalk is a friend of us who used to work in electronic music, he made sound between our tracks . We really like his sound , and he's a good friend so naturelly we work together. Check his page http://www.myspace.com/pilipstalk .

HC: Maybe you can explain concept of this EP, because it looks like all tracks are connected and represent one bigger picture and impression.
Manak
: We didn't prepare anything, except our tracks for the studio. I don't think we had a concept, the only line I wanted to follow with all that EP was to make people feel our vision of humanity : the most disgusting thing in that crappy world. I didn't have any additional concept in my head when we released that CD and that vinyl, Maybe the others thought about something, but that wasn't my case.

HC: The CD cover of EP is brilliant. Who did it and how different it is form vinyl cover?
Manak
: It's a friend of mine, called Jüül (http://mnarog.free.fr). He began to draw some gig posters for me about one year and a half ago. He always told me he never had any talent, but since he began drawing stuff for the shows I promoted in my town, some eople contacted him, asking if he could make some posters for their own shows or for their own records. Since that first show (I think it was Daïtro / Sofy Major / Le Massacre du Client de 15h), I think he has drown dozens of posters and released about 5 or 6 record artworks, including ours. We were so fucking happy when he told us he accepted to draw our artwork, and I think he was too. I met him 5 years ago in a parisian underground, we were drunk and playing Black Metal... The vinyl cover is the same, the CD's inlay is just pretty different.

HC: Interesting thing is that vinyl cover includes DIY mini zine. What is it about? I think it's not about music but more activistic, art and politicly and socialy engaged. Am I right?
Manak
: I've always been pretty radical concerning politics. In fact, I had this idea when I was promoting shows in a squatt located in my hometown : when people got there, they didn't care about the political involvement of that place, so I decided to write a little text, to give it to the people who came in the squatt. They've never understood... France is quiet different from the other countries in Europe... It's more about art than political involvement... I decided to copy it and to put it in our EP, in fact I just copied a hundred of those texts, so it's a kind of "limited edition". I stopped to put those inserts, because I understood that we were five people in that band, we have a common political line but our feelings are sometimes divergent if we talk about special subjects. There are two veggies in the band, some of us are really next to anarchist movements, and some just think about art and about DIY. But I really think that JUST "making art" is also a kind of political action. I also think that being involved in squatt and more radical movements is essential. We take so more pleasure to play in little places, without stage, with nice people... I had my best shows in places run on a communal basis. I met my best friends during squatt shows. I think politics is a part of our music.

HC: Now I remembered. The elections were just few days ago and right wing candidate won. What is you oppinion about that?
Manak
: Majority among us didn't vote. We all have shitty jobs, some of us are also studying... I don't think that the act of voting is something good : left wing is the same as right wing, except that left wing is hiding its fascist face. The problem is Democracy, not right or left wing, if radical left wing passed, I really think the problem would have been the same : there would have been misery in the streets etc... I just regret that people here didn't react with much more protest... There weren't so much riots (hahaha Bastien...). I fucked my vote twice.
Bastien :: My opinion : fuck that shit ! I'm not for the act of voting and I don't believe in it, but I think that Sarkozy is a kind of Bush-like and we're preparing ourselves to live in a fascist way during five years but we'll keep our fist in the air !
Seb : French people voted for a man who's avid  of power, he's also one great friend of that Bush asshole. You know, we've been pretty fucked up and we're waiting for his first new laws with a lot of apprehension.

HC: I forgot, from which part of France do you come from? And how does you enviorment effects your life and music?
Bastien
: We come from Clermont Ferrand, in the center of France. An industrial city. Some of us work or study or make the revolution by killing old people. We try to make our days better than the crap we support around us everyday..
Manak : It's a 350.000 inhabitants town, if we count the suburbs. That city is pretty curious, it has always been a left wing town, because there were many factories here, mainly working class people. We live between volcanos, I'm glad to live there, the countryside is not so far. DIY gigs have always been booked here, we have few squatts, but that is pretty new. Some of us live in a town called Lyon, about 200 km far from here, it's also a great moving city (but with more police...), with great bands etc...

HC: Do you have some kind of youth centres that support young people to express themselves? Do you have support of you local authorities /town council, NGO, etc/?
Manak
: Nothing. And even if we could have some support, I don't think we would accept. I don't want my music and my opinions to have relationships with those institutions. It's not my ethic. The main problem is that local authorities will never help Hardcore / Punk / Noise bands... In france there are not any youthcenters, people always say that french culture is so "mature", but in fact, contrary to Germany, Scandinavia, Benelux, that is absolutely not the case... Squatts are being kicked out, there are not so many places to play in... That's really difficult, so we just try to build our own stuff..

HC: If you make tribute songs, what band would you choose and why?

Manak : haha, that's funny you're asking that, we're going to record a tribute song for a band called Tantrum. I have much respect for those guys... Noise Hardcore heroes from Montpellier.

Bastien : I've always wanted to make a tribute to Def Leppard but I guess I am the only one in the band who want to do that

HC: What do you think about MTV(2) bands etc. Does mainstream necessairly means bad?
Seb
: Not necessairly bad. But I just prefer indie bands who are not looking for money and glory... Just for the pleasure to play music, to meet people...
Manak
: I don't think mainstream means bad. Some mainstream bands manage to play nice music, that's quite not the point in fact... I think it's so far from my ethical and musical way of thinking. I don't watch television, I don't care about those bands, that's not my world. I just think they're making people more stupid than they already are (including me... that's why I stopped watching that huhu)

HC: Of what release are you assamed of and you have it in you collection :)?
Manak
: A friend of mine gave me a mixtape with about 30 crusty songs, they are all good except one which sounds horrible... each time I listen to that tape, I try to "fast forward" this song. And in my "official" discography... I don't know... I have a Stevie Wonder LP between a Snowblood and a Sunn LP... I fucking love what he does huhu !
Bastien : I'm proud of each release I have in my discography even my Kiss records.
Seb : Hahaha, I don't know, maybe that old Rancind / NOFX split which I used to play freesbee with. Or maybe some Choking Victim stuff.

HC: Let's get back to Sofy Major. What it is? Is it a personal name or some kind of medical term, or some kind of…what ?
Seb
: ... of monster.
Manak : That is a kind of personnal name. I'm not a former member, I can't really tell. Jules, the first guitar player took the history of that name with him when he left the band... Bastien have an explanation. For me, it's just a kind of « Horsewoman », the fifth one of the Apocalypse which will decimate Human Being. Sofy Major means End of Being.
Bastien : Sofy Major is the girl we never want to meet for the reasons Manak told you.

HC: Is there any chance for you to visit Balkan countries, cause here there is a bih hunger for that sound you play.
Bastien
: Are you inviting us ? When you want dude !
Manak : That would be a pleasure for us to get there. Maybe for our next recording, I don't know... Some of our friends got there when they were touring, it seems to be a nice place to play.

HC: When we talk about Balkan countries, have you heard about Analena, or Entreat that had some European tours and play something like you do.
Bastien
: Sorry but I don't know those bands, but when I played in Slovenia with my old band we toured with a croatian Oi! band called Tito's Boy's, that was pretty good.
Manak : That's funny you talk about Analena, I really appreciate that band, as a matter of fact, it was the first gig I promoted... I don't remember, maybe it was two or three years ago. Unfortunatelly the band cancelled its tour... It was Analena with Sons of Saturn. I'd really like to see that band live !

HC: Before the end I think you should say a little biography to remember.
Manak
: I'm the bass player of Sofy Major, I also do some back vocals. Sofy Major was born in 2005, we released one 12" and one CD, which can be described as an "EP" (not to say a "debut album"), we've toured across France last april. And we're going to record a 10" split with a french band called One Second Riot (some kind of Noise, you should listen to it, they released a split with Neptune). We're going to tour again in western Europe in october / novembrer, then record our first album and make a bigger tour across Europe.

HC: For the end. Did you achieved everything you wanted with this EP, did you say everything you wanted just for now?
Seb
: Record stuff and come to Balkan countries !
Manak
: I've always had pleasure (and stress with that band), I'm totally happy to play with friends I love. I think I've always done what I wanted with Sofy Major. This band is a part of my life. To finish : play music, play loud, play fast, involve yourself in politics or not, but always try to protect your right to MAKE CHOICES.

Project info The Vault

I started this project in 2005 for experimenting the dark side of the electronic music. I'll try different avenues from Dark Ambient to Death Industrial, Power Electronic and Rythmic Noise. I'll also explore different aspects of the occult and human sickness.
The Vault symbolized how a person can withdrawal into oneself and the oppression of mental sickness. It also represent a solitary confinement, a hiding-place in our mind to hide ourself from the rest of the world.
I'm into metal music since 15 years now, so i want to experimente something else. I'm listening to industrial and noisy stuffs since a while but i never had the time or the guts to cross the line and do it myself...So now, there is my shit and I hope it will give you a good headache!

I will soon release my first CD-R on NOIR SERIES, an extreme subdivision of the Portuguese label VOID REKORDZ. It will be a limited edition in a DVD size box.

Band info Rickettsia Tsutsugamushi

Now existing on ruins of N.U.R.S.E. and it's out of hand evolution. Material from the last gorenoise phase of N.U.R.S.E. is simply taken as signature of this new autonomous entity. Shameless exploration of human flesh deterioration principles and taboos concerning the body, or the malignant subtleties concerning the demise of it, are the sole purposes of RICKETTSIA TSUTSUGAMUSHI. One completely useless, fetid, surplus collage soundtrack for your own displeasure.

Band info Duet for Theremin

Duet for Theremin and Lapsteel is Scott Burland on Theremin and Frank Schultz on Lap Steel. The project came out of an Eyedrum improv group performance at The Contemporary. Although we were both there, we never did get paired up to play together and thought that it would be an interesting pairing. Performances and recorded tracks are improvised. Feel free to download and share the music. www.myspace.com/duetforthereminandlapsteel 

Interview with Cities in Desolation

CiD are Greak/Swiss noise/industrial duo. We had a chance to talk to them after the gig they had in our town Nis. Let's hear what they have to say. Interview by Nenad

 

Lets start with the most actual thing, your tour you've just finished. It lasted for about two weeks. Where have you played and what were the impressions? How you liked gig in Nish where we met?
it was slighlty more than 2 weeks. we started in instabul then we played at sofia, skopje, nis, pancevo, split, ljubliana, udine, castelfranco where we said goodbys with eric (hermit) and on our way back we did one more concert in thessaloniki. it was a great time, fortunately we also had a few days inbetween the concerts to enjoy our surroundings.
The gig in Nis was fine, in particular the people who organised it and the ones who we met. The place where we played was nothing really interesting ofcourse; but that's something to be expected in small cities. All in all, all three of us were very happy to have played in nis and  travelling through serbia.

You travel a lot and CiD played in different countries. Are there any differences between playing for example at Turkey, in Serbia or Swiss?
Yeah fortunately there are still differencies. As things go all places tend to become the same; a no-place full of advertisements, coca cola, lost time and fragmented space. But still there are differencies, especially in balcan countries like bosnia, serbia, bulgaria or macedonia. Things are somewhat less professional (with its good and bad aspects) the people who come in the concerts are usually few but very much concerned about the music (in contrast with places like germany or switzerland where sometimes the people seem saturated with new music and many times they come in the concerts but they don't really bother to listen).  

What were the usuall and unusuall places you played, squats, exhibitions,??
We played mostly in squatts and social centres. But there were gigs in clubs (like the one in nis for instance or another in turkey) and we also played in a sort of gallery in pancevo. We don't have a lot of control over the places where we play especially in small cities, we trust the good taste of the people who help us to make the gig, sometimes it is hard to find anything else apart from small clubs or bars.  

You are from Athens and Ruedi is for Swiss. How did you met and started to work with CiD? What was the connection and common with you too?
We met with ruedie nine years ago and are friends since then. Ruedi spends a big part of his time in greece, we actually live together in athens and we used to live together before ... so playing also together just came naturally.
We started making sounds in the studio of our squatt back in 2002 working as a trio, together with cellist yiorgia. After big gaps, travelling etc we ended up as a duo and changed also our sound a lot.   

Since Ruedi lives in Swiss and you in Athens how often can you play?
As i said above ruedi mainly lives in greece. That is he is in athens for 5-6 months every year. But we don't actually play a lot, since there is a lot of travelling, work and other things inbetween us, we ususally first arrange some oncerts and then decide to go in our studio and start playing.  
 
Is you music/noise a result of moment inspiration? I know that you recorded your tracks live but do you record your stuff in studio or something like that?
Not really. We usually start with some ideas (either some sounds, loops or bass lines) and we improvise on them, keep what we like, play again etc. We try to record  stuff that we prepare for lives in studio. The result is not the same of course. But quite close: when we play live it is  part improvisation but there is also a structure and laying out of sounds which we try to follow.

In show in Nish you used laptop, effect petals, bass, some kind of pots and screwdriver I think, and metal-glass objects. What else you use to create the atmosphere?
In this tour this is more or less what we use indeed. That is, a laptop with 2 effect petals, bass, contact mics, metal and glass objects, amplified coils and mic. We use verious instruments/objects when we have access on them, like strings, synths, more effects but when we are on a long tour through trains we try to be sensible and carry only the absolute necessary stuff - which was also too much!

It looks like the Greese noise scene is well developed. I know about bands M5x6, Migra, Distopia and labels such as Poeta Negra, RottingHam and Violex. How noise and experimental performances are frequent? How well connected are you?
well, is it? i don't know. for instance i don't know m5x6 or Migra. Same goes for RottingHam and Violex labels. first time i hear about them. to be honest, i don't really look for connections with just anybody who does noise or experimental music and comes from greece. what i do look for is people who deal with their music in an underground, non-maistream way. When they also come from greece and they are into experimental music then that's even better. But for me, the way you deal with your music is more important than the actual genre you happen to play. For instance i am closer to some guys who are into noise techno and we see things more or less in the same way, than with various experimental artists who regard their music as a product.
Experimental concerts are frequent ideed the last 4-5 years. BUT, it is mainly in fucking clubs and art houses as experimental music is becoming a posh new thing for the art world. Small diy concerts with noise music happen much less frequent. In fact in athens we (as a company of people) are the only ones who do it on a regular bsis and there are people as well in thessaloniki and kavalla. i hope soon there will be also other people involved.

It looks like your label 1000+1 Tilt is pretty productive. You released 9 compilations and numerous releases.
yeah, i keep on releasing stuff that i like, at times seems pretty futile though.
 
How do you pick bands that you release and what is advantage and disadvantage of having your own label?
1000+1 TiLt started as a label for releasing music from people who had no previous release in any other label and they were not interested in any major contracts. so the idea was mainly to help people reach some audience.Almost 15 years have passed from then though and things obviously changed quite a lot. I still try to release honest. non-commercial music that i like from people that i also feel we are more or less in the same side regarding our relation with music industry, copyright etc. One basic rule for any of my releases is anticopyright. Then of course it's the impression i get from the guys i am in contact with, as long as you can understand anything through emails, i am looking for people who don't see their music as another product to sell and try to find new channels for communication. the same procedure goes for bands that i know personally, that is people from greece. I don't release major acts or people who are into fame or money from their music. Ofcourse i also have to like the music in the first place. Or at least feel that it is something that worthes to be heard.
The above procedure is not failsafe. from time to time it happens that i realise that i released somebody who has nothing to do with the things my label is striving for. this has happened years ago with a norwegian band in an old compilation and it also happened recently with a cd release i did. Both were people who, as i realised later, should have nothing to do with the label cause they belong to another world completely. But what to do, things like this happen, i just hope mistakes are helpful to broaden your understanding and make you able to avoid them in the future (or enjoy repeating them).
One obvious disadvantage of having your own label: YOU have to do all the running, printing, losing money, "promoting", spending time and effort in general. Advantages: i really enjoy most parts of the procedure of printing something, that is mastering the sound, designing the artwork, printing it in our silk printing installations, emailing people around to for trades. And you meet nice people, listen to new music. And most important: you are part of the building process of a community of like-minded people.
 
PS Stamps Back is you solo project. How different it is and what is the difference between PSSB and CiD?
I'd say ps stamps back is more concrete stuff. I don't know, the differencies are mostly in live gigs playing with another person gives you more freedom to improvise and experiment live, while when i play alone i have to keep everything under control which is usually not only difficult but sometimes tiring as well.

What and when was the key moment when you said "yes noise experimental is the right thing for me"?
Never said enything like that. When i do sounds i don't have in my mind a music genre or style from before. I do what expresses me better with the instruments i can use - yeah this usually comes out as experimental music. But this is not something i choose ; i am happy when i like some sounds i do, regardless of the genre they might belong. There are influences ofcourse, too many to mention, i think a major one was listening the treetop drive cd by deathprod. on a tape, a dawn on a boat to italy, 10 years ago.
 
At the end I hope you enjoyed the interview as I did. For the very end please say something about noise conspiracy. When is noise gonna dominate and rule the world or it is maybe rulling allready?
The most charming things, make you wanmna puke when they become part of the "ruling" process. Same goes for noise. Thanx for your interest and good luck for your zine.

Band info Musica Ex Machina

Musica-Ex-Machina is the electronic side of Pozoj and represents us as means through which the music speaks out. Musica-Ex-Machina is the birth of tragedy from the spirit of music which concerns everyone equaly regardless of someones subjective opinion or stands. It is substance of every heart, mind and soul and of course part of everything what is given in time. With music we get closer to the silence of time.

Band info Trap for pioneers

Trap for Pioneers (also known as Klopka za pionira) started out in 2003 as a noise-rock-electro-industrial band, or something like that. Electric and bass guitar, subtle noise of broken machines, expressionistic voice and lots of improvisation, and when they play live, it's pure ambient noise + terrorism overloaded!
Fans say: "I had a feeling that this space and these people are only a resonator that Trap is using to send it's message further, to all the worlds that touch the minds of people in the audience."
They say: "We try to play pop, but I don't know... Can you help us tune our instruments?"
They have 9 releases for Serbian underground music label Ne-ton.
Members of Trap also run a web zine Pionirov glasnik (www.pionirovglasnik.com), publishing comics, music, electronic books, and articles about religion, ideology, science, theater and literature. It is popular among good strange people of Southeast European art underground.
Band's international web site: www.klopkazapionira.net/international

Bend info Condolenca

Started as a project of the members of the grindcore band Emetica back in 2001, Condolence tried to experince the possibility of combining noise, grindcore and some dark melodies. The emphasis was placed on unique noisy sound, providing a different atmosphere and production for each song. Of course, this noise is far from any production, but the attempt was to avoid too much similarity between the songs. The lyrics create a very somber mood contemplating on the themes of death experiences. Demo "Myself Flung Down the Precipice of Being" was recorded between 2001. and 2002. and then the band completely stopped creating noise. The music found its way through to some individuals by some obscure channels. Yet, Condolence will continue to terrorize the music scene by some new melodies, which are about to appear in the future. As for the influences, there weren't any at the time, except for some grindcore bands. These days I could try to describe Condolence as a band which might resemble to such acts as Gore Beyond Necropsy, Sopor Aeternus, and John Zorn, though very far from quallity of these bands in any way. An iterview with Condolence can be found in Helly Cherry webzin, number 54 February 2007. (Interview was done in Serbian) http://www.hc-zin.co.sr/ CONDOLENCE/ GIHT SHASIE/ POPE ON ACID/ GRUUTHAAGY "4 Tickets To Balkanian Torture Camp" Split PRO CD finally out 2 Serbian and 2 Croatian noise/grind/experimental bands. 35 songs + 47 songs bonus unreleased material. This means total of 82 songs! This is a small series professionally done release which will soon be out of stock. If you want a copy of the most essential grinders from Serbia/Croatia contact Igor from GIHT SHASIE at: karmakumulator@gmail.com for trade or sale.

Band info Karmakumulator

Karmakumulator is audio design project since 2001. After few years of experimenting with pedals and recordings [PBK Theatre 1998-2000] at late 2000. first materials were recorded. First concert was played in club Mocvara, Zagreb 17.1.2001. together with Hermit [Canada], Noisegate [USA] and G.Las [Germany]. During that time material for split tape with ecuadorian Industria Masoquista for ecuadorian label Bizarre Audio Arts was recorded and sent to label. This was most primitive experimental/noise with only 1 or 2 layers of sounds/loops. Album was released in limited edition year later. Also, 2 other releases guy from Armenia/Bizzare Audio Arts label made during same time: split tape/cdr Karmakumulator/Armenia and Laboratorio-"s/t" cdr collaboration between Napalmed [Czech Rep], 2 SCD [Ecuador], Industria Masoquista [Ecuador], and Karmakumulator. After few months, Karmakumulator played concert in Ljubljana/Slovenia, at first noise festival in club Gromki 13.4.2001. Also, on this show Andrew from Praying For Oblivion was on stage with us. this was experimental/harshnoise with ambient elements, with recognizable diy synth making noise on top of everything, very much used during that period. First 2 concerts were released on tape/cdr with Antenna 59 [Italy], Hermit [Canada] and Praying For Oblivion [USA] for my own label from that time - Carpe Diem! Records [catalog no. 10]. Later that year, I have recorded material for 4 way split cdr with Aldebaran from my hometown, Phroq from Switzerland, and Mourmansk 150 from France. It was 17 minutes track entitled "Loop Abyss" which was beginning of structure I wanted to have for Karmakumulator songs-tons of layers of cut-up noise on top of each other, with lots of ambient and randomness included. In march 2002. I went to Belgrade for a month visit and there I have collaborated with my friends from project Pamba. We have recorded 3 hours of raw session materials and named it Zen Fog. It was more experimental/drone/improvisation and it was never released, but I used some of sounds from here on material I compiled at the end of 2003. for split 7" with american Tote Stadt-ex & now again called Praying For Oblivion [unfortunately never released on vinyl but that song is appearing on 2 different cdr releases]. Next was second concert in Ljubljana which was a month later, and it turned into disaster cause Pamba couldn't come to play set with us, due to their problems with slovenian visas, so we improvised alone, but since we didn't have any chance to rehearse anything before we went on stage, it was all one big mess. But since it was noise festival, the audience didn't notice it was disaster :)) Both split albums with Dada Jihad [released on Ego Boo Bits from Zagreb/Croatia] and Razorblade Jr. [Netherlands] [released on my own label from that time - Carpe Diem! Records] were finished during 2002. In summer of 2002. Prokletstvo Klare Pojanovic was new project by me and Ivan that also helped alot with early Karmakumulator live [played in Ljubljana/Slovenia both times]. We have recorded few hours of improvisations, and part of it I have putted on my first solo album in september 2003. In march 2003. I have played first gig in Split [more proper to be called dj set], and in may one gig in Novi Sad/Serbia on Interzone Festival as Dada Jihad. On both performances we presented material from split cdr. At the end of 2003. I have compiled first solo album by Karmakumulator, entitled "Please don't let me see these images again". It was released in Ecuador by Rape Art Prods in 2004. in edition of 50 copies. At the end of 2003. together with Death Disco I have remixed No Name No Fame from my hometown and it was released on his remix album in 2004. for Ego Boo Bits from Zagreb/Croatia. We collaborated live in May 2004. in Kocka/Croatia on Carpe Diem! Records festival. Other bands were Tena Novak [Zagreb]and Gruuthaagy [Pozega]. In the summer of 2004. Karmakumulator played one gig with new material in Cakovec/Croatia on Festival of youth culture with guitarist of croatian noise rock band [Mandelbrot Set]. It was pretty bizarre and experimental improvisation but it worked out very well... In 2005./2006. Karmakumulator recorded few sessions for new track on 3" cdr for american Fecal Matter Discorporated compilation/split featuring Gruuthaagy from Pozega/Croatia, Crvi and Giht Shasie from Split/Croatia. In september of 2006. I have started to record and mix new materials [2 new songs] as meant to be released on split with Insane Asylum from Poland/UK on his label Industrial Culture Records. Those came out in June 2007. Also, as 3 person lineup Karmakumulator played show in Split/Croatia/Europe on international festival of noise together with Eric Boros (Canada) and Cities In Desolation (Greece) at 11.4.2007. During august 2007. I finished new song "40 gr of inner peace" and it was released in October on split tape with another noise experimental project from my hometown (on Noiz Inkvizition Rekordz – my recent label, and Circumanalis Records – label by guy from Powerset Axiom). In september 2007. Another 2 new songs - "Xi vosare ano nera" (for online tribute compilation to italian industrial/noise musician Marco Corbelli/Atrax Morgue, RIP) and "Yellow Trash Bazooka" (for tribute compilation to japanoise legends Gerogerigegege on Andtheyfell Recordings USA) were recorded. Also, in the summer of 2007. audio document from concert in Cakovec 2004. was released on Croatian web label Gentlejunk Co. Next live action was live collaboration with Powerset Axiom in Labin/Istria 20.10.2007. on EEII Fest 2007. that actually went very well. Among many croatian experimental/noise/electro acts we have played nearly 60 minutes of live set entitled "Kruno" (as a tribute to guy from croatian Gentlejunk for being so kind to call us to play there), from harsh noise to experimental ambient. We will probably release it on cd re-release of our split someday. At the moment Karmakumulator is recording new materials and making few mail collaborations but main focus is extreme compilation dedicated to Nirvana, for which song "Milk It" will be recorded soon. Live actions, collaborations, re-releases and new releases are always possibility. Feel free to get in touch if you find this interesting.
karmakumulator@gmail.com