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Friday, 22 August 2014

Zygote (Inc Stig C Miller solo)



Well I've just been lying on my bed all day cause well in the past 2 weeks (not including this weeks work prior to the weekend of 32 hours 24 more to come over the weekend) 110 hours!! So I think I deserve a doing shite all day? 
I've had a real shitty year that may finally be turning for the better so much so I've actually been able to buy music again for the first time in months & as music is my ultimate love (hope my wife & kids don't read this... come to think of it they give not a shit about my innermost thoughts!!) this is a good thing for me!!! 
I've been meaning to blog a few things all day & well I haven't & well I woke up at 7.30 so it's not like I've been sleeping though its now 7pm!! 
Anyway here is a blog I'm not a massive fan of Zygote & you can prob get their stuff around the web but fuck it I have been listening to a lot of Amebix recently (again ... who hasn't?) & well that's sort of led me onto doing a bit of Zygote as well!! 
Anyway Stig is doing some solo work which you can listen to RIGHT HERE it's fucking awesome which reminds me I must buy it now I've a couple of quid finally!! He's put it up so he can hopefully one day make a record. For me it's like a follow on to Sonic Mass which I absolutely fucking love it's acoustic but I think the final songs when properly recorded with have drums etc. 






I'm finally able to put up to date YOUTUBE video's on here !! So the vids are here as well :D 

I really like Stig's vocals very gruff, different & individual I look forward very much to the future release. I have just purchased the songs off bandcamp by the way why don't you so we can make this happen!


Well this is a Zygote blog so here is the downloads for that hope you like it?? 





Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Absence of Malice


Absence of Malice
The Awakening EP 1985 
That is all!!! 

The OldGuard


Right this is my side project The OldGuard as oppose to SKITVARLD which is my main band!! I got in touch with all the above guys in the photo from left to right Piggy (Pibby/Ian), Yours Truly my good self Agz (Both Vocals) Dave (Drums) & Petch on Guitar & anything that's lying around he will drink!! We've had a fuck up with the bass player (s) so much so we just don't care or get wound up over this shit anymore!! 
We've got people lined up we'll go through them one by one over the next few years or do what we did when we me Piggy & Petch was last together DO WITHOUT!!!


The original idea for this band was more of just having fun & wanting to make music & drink.... it's still that but it's been great to see the comradery developed with the new guy Dave with the rest of the band & the way it's clicked into place which has been great to see. We don't have plans to conquer the world, we don't have plans to tour, we don't have plans to play outside the city of Liverpool!! It's just 4 (or 5) lads making music & having fun!! 

What's the music like Agz you ask well the original idea was to do something like DRI, Suicidal Tendencies, Adrenalin OD, you know Thrashy Hardcore & well it's still the idea fast thrashy HC!! But you can just make your own mind up what you think we sound like!! 

This recording is NOT PERFECT it was done in practically one take of each song well 2 at the most!! We was all just mic'ed up & we just played it live, we do plan to record these in a studio in the next few months so this is just as taster & we have 2 more songs lined up before we wanna go into the studio & record!! 


There are two ways to get this recording 
or you can just directly get it from my own personal upload 
If you have a facebook page come & join the page (click on the link in the first line of this blog!) & please feel free to share it about obviously when we record it in the studio this will be gone forever so get it while you can!! 

Thanks so much to Matt from Auralskit who came out the goodness of his heart & done this for free & in his own time.... that's a proper mate cheers brother. 

& for fuck sake don't think this is a serious photo!!
FUCK THAT MACHO NYHC & SxE BOLLOCKS it's a bit of a parody!! 

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Goum



Just a quick one from 2011 Japanese Hardcore "GOUM" too busy to say things at the moment (Thank fuck you say!) Just ripping some stuff for your future enjoyment!! 




Saturday, 12 July 2014

Various: Ground Zero Hardcore NYC 2013 12 Inch Record



As a follow up to the Sad Boys blog (below) & just to show you the change in the way NYC has come to the forefront of noisy punk it's also a place a lot of top bands (From this genre) are going now so really good gigs/all dayers happening. 
Hey I don't have all the facts about what's going on in NYC but from what I can see it's looking great for like minded people like myself ....again after years of macho fucking NYHC bollocks!! 



Tracklist

A1La MismaSaudade
A2Deformity (5)Silver Spoon Sucker
A3Nomad (24)Nikushimi
A4GoosebumpsI Know I Did It
A5Black Boot (2)The Ladder
A6PutridaNo Es Vivir
A7Anasazi (3)Rest In Piss
B1MurdererHush Baby, Stop Crying
B2Sad BoysNo Friends
B3Bort GangViolent State
B4Crazy SpiritUntitled
B5Perdition (5)Conflagration
B6Dawn Of HumansUntitled
B7Hank Wood And The HammerheadsFive Million Eggs

Sad Boys


The great news is that NYC is back on the map with loads of proper good bands coming out of that fair city! I can almost say American HC rules again after many years of that macho fucking bullshit from a load of those band who are now big stars...... the true underground is back with music & that appeals to my fussy as fuck old ears!! 
SAD BOYS have members from many of these said bands a current fave of mine NOMAD!! Anyway I'm only putting their older stuff (not so old) cause I won't put up new releases cause it's wrong buy them they've only just came out. I wouldn't mind a copy of the Mexico Tour tape if anyone can zip it to me?? 






2 girls 2 boys female fronted with vocals that remind me of The Comes at times. 
I pretty much don't know much more about them 


Sunday, 29 June 2014

K.U.K.L


Completely not punk in the true sense of the word but totally avant-garde IMO but I'll give em the Post Punk label as well (Not a big fan of that word to be honest!!) In all honesty I'm a Sugacubes fan & was a huge fan of Bjork during those years & her very early solo years what a beautiful woman with an astounding voice I just totally adored. I don't even know why I've put them on this blog but I've done it before so here they are again FUCK IT!!! 
Read about em HERE...Wiki nothing more to say from me really!

SONGULL











Electric Deads


Proper old school punk/hardcore from Denmark the 2nd Danish band on the blog currently after Kalashnikov! Female fronted as well!! From 1981 to 1984 prob before most of ya was born!!! I may even get approval from Eric Kelller here??? Though we shall see? Anyway quick blog give em a blast their records are proper expensive to obtain now so if you have em you have a little gold mine!!


Mind Bomb 1983


(Apologies for some reason I have this as ORDER ep it's just the same title don't know why I done that just chnage the name of the album in your file!!)








Ok that's about it 
Facebook Page is here (Maybe fan run?) above pictures generally robbed from that page as well!!

Simbiose



Boss band these from Portugal crust n grind!! You can still buy their stuff so try get hold of it Simbiose Merch Page I hope they don't mind me sharing there music?? 
Anyway been going for quite some years now & Jan from Agathocles put me onto them a few years back. It's not full on grind but it is certainly in that direction. Like a speeded up crust on a lot of it!! In fact they describe themselves as Punk/Metal/Crust so fuck all to do with Grind haha! FACEBOOK 
I'm not a fan of full of grind bar the old school stuff so it's punk as fuck to me hence it's here!! Enjoy!! 










Saturday, 21 June 2014

Ana Barata





Was just thinking I'll blog Ana Barata & low & behold they have a bandcamp page so that saved me some time!! Swedish punk from the mid to late 2000's however the fuck you say that not the naughties I hate that!!

They call themselves crust (In the description) but I don't see that it's a genre I think gets overused especially now with people who just add it to their list of genre's to add to some shitty band they are in!!
My band gets tagged with it often enough & well maybe we are a bit like but I wouldn't say so just cause a few of us have dreadlocks & look a bit crusty!!!
Even with that though we still have more rights than some bands who label themselves as such!! (SORRY I RANT!!!)


In any case these guys are decent Scandi Hardcore the stuff we're all used to they appeared on the classic Noorland album & you can get those songs on the page linked below anyway it's free get it or don't

BANDCAMP PAGE ALL FREE





Spiky Brats



Pretty much continuing on from the last blog I done come these punks from Korea who are self proclaimed drunks & worshippers of Discocks! I can't tell ya much more about them & I've waffled enough today it's my 4th blog! 






The Defectives


Happy (I played this to a mate & he said that's just far too happy!!) Italian Punk Rock with OI & Japanese HC influences!!! 




Stumbled across these the other week & hunted down the demo & here it is for you enjoyment. These guys from Milan in Italy of course & proper look the part .....PUNK AS FUCK!! 

DEMO 



You're welcome to come play Liverpool if you ever come to the UK guys gizz a shout!! 



Hazarder



A slight change for me here & defo not on the 77 side of things!! Hazarder are a Sludge band & I certainly don't like many of them nor do I actually like the word Sludge maybe they are just Doom who the fuck knows it's not my genre!! It's totally chuggy metal very heavy & with a totally un-annoying vocal style which is very pleasing to my ears I am glad to say!! It's a fucking miracle you say Agz actually likes a new metal album few & far between I may add!! 

Taking a bit of a liberty here by posting the album up for you to download but I personally think more people should hear them & spread the word. Again I played with them once this year & actually watched the full set which on the whole surprised me haha!! 



Links to the places you should be able to buy the album are HERE ON THEIR BANDCAMP PAGE

In my defence for the whole metal on a punk blog though they site their influences as Amebix, Killing Joke & Axegrinder so I reckon I can get away with this blasphemy!! Can I?? Anyway Stream it off the bandcamp page, buy it if you like it & can afford it? Download as a last choice!!

FACEBOOK PAGE



Here is a pic of Skitvarld guitarist Mik (in the middle) looking like a deer in the headlights with HAZARDER & well he got so drunk that night it took about 20 mins to plug his guitar in & then spent the night in Birmingham. The next day on my way to work I got a text saying "WHAT THE FUCK AM I DOING STILL IN BRUM!!" The hilarious escapades of Skitvarld!! 

Photo evidence you say!! The fun news is we're going back to Birmingham soon to leave him their again!!!!!! 

Infernoh



Absolutely outstanding band! That's it end of blog!!

BROOKLYN APRIL 12 2014 (Courtasy of a video made by unARTigNYC) I just ripped to Mp3

Live @ PSYKOSEN, UPPSALA 22nd Feb 2014 (Again ripped from this you tube maker 1983 mhc)

NEW ADDITION Sheffield June 2014   (Thanks to the YouTube vid from SureHand Nick again I ripped it to MP3) 

Anyway I jest it's not the end of the blog I'm just gonna ramble on a bit how much I think these guys have joined the club of true Scandi HC bands that are worth a wank MOB 47, MELLAKKA, SHITLICKERS, CIMEX, RIISTETYT, AVSKUM & so on. They truly have made me & many other people stand up & say WOW all done without a Facebook page as well!! I was lucky enough to share a stage with them last year when we was first starting out & really not worthy of a decent gig to be honest!! When we watched them I literally said fuck me I wish my vocals were like that & the stage presence is quite phenomenal as well! 




There are obviously some fantastic releases to be had pics somewhere on the blog. If you ain't heard these guys then you've been where?? If you have you will surely know what I am saying is true.


Stream some tunes from here SOUNDCLOUD

Visit their blog here INFERNOH 





I've not put any of their releases up again but 2 (NOW 3... July 5th) live gigs I have converted for your Ipod or whatever electronic device you kids have at home!!

These are defo in my top 5 bands I constantly listen to! Am looking forward to playing on the same bill in the future again now that we've defo improved are noisier & have more depth!!


HOWEVER ME OLD MATE DAVE FROM ANOTHER BAND OF MINE & UNDER THE SURFACE BLOG HAS THEIR DISCOGRAPHY SO HEAD OVER THERE 
INFENOH STUFF FROM UNDER THE SURFACE