Monday, December 29, 2014

Interview with FUCK THE FACTS (grindcore, Canada)

Dupa albumul "Die Miserable" lansat in 2011, Fuck the facts au lansat pe 1 octombrie 2014 EP-ul "Abandoned". Materialul este compus din 3 piese care au luat nastere in 2009/2010, in perioada cand se lucra asupra materialului pentru "Die Miserable". Prima piesa, "Endless Emptiness" incepe cu blast-beat care aduce dupa sine si furia chitarilor si vocalului. Incursiunea unor pasaje de chitara clean precum si schimbul de ritmuri ma duce la ideea ca au experimentat, nu in zadar unii zic ca FTF sunt undeva la limita dintre grindcore si death metal.
A doua piesa "Disabused" se prezinta ca un joc foarte armonios intre instrumente, in special intre chitari si tobe. Vocalul de asemenea vine cu agresivitate si expresivitate. E ceva mai mult grindcore, grindcore tehnic.
A treia si ultima piesa "L'impasse", e si cea mai lunga, gasesti de toate in ea. grindcore, progressive si diverse elemente frumoase care pe mine unu chiar m-au impresionat. Chiar daca EP-ul are doar 3 piese, e atata diversitate in el incat te face sa te-ntrebi cand apare urmatorul material FTF?!Ep-ul il puteti audia aici:

BB: Hi Topon, how's going?
Topon: Good man, just X-masin’ it up.

BB: First of all can you please illuminate the masses who are FTF?
Topon: Fuck The Facts is a project that I initially started in the late 90’s just as a recording project where I could make all the music (and noise) that I wasn’t able to do in the bands I was playing in at the time. In 2001, I got some friends together and Fuck The Facts became a band. After a few line-up changes we stabilized in 2008 and it’s been the same five people since then. We put out three records on Relapse Records, but FTF has pretty much always functioned as a DIY unit.

BB: In early 1997 you have started the musical activity with your own project that late in 1998 became Fuck the Facts. How difficult was to find the members(musicians) with the same music inspiration as yours?
Topon: Pretty difficult, like I said, it wasn’t until 2008 that we stabilized to having the same 5 people, though our drummer has been there since 2005 and our vocalist since 2002. When I started I didn’t really intend on it being a band, but I did intend on working with other musicians. Overtime people came in adding something to the FTF sound, but most of the time the touring and busy schedule just became too much for them. Luckily now, everyone in the band is on the same page and I’m happy to have a steady line-up. I feel it’s allowed us to create a sound that is distinctly ‘Fuck The Facts’ and continue towards goals that we all share.

BB: Through the years FTF had a lot of lineup changes, how they have affected the band?
Topon: Different people involved in the band makes us play and create music differently, it’s not a bad thing; it’s just different. We have some releases out that I’m very proud of that we never would have written with this line-up. That being said, I’m very happy that we have a stable line-up now. For one, I think it’s made us a much better live band and I find the general input of all members is higher than it was with any past line-up. When you hear a FTF album now, it really is a mix of the 5 of us.

BB: Your new EP Abandoned is out now, when and how went the recording process of the EP?
Topon: These 3 songs were written when we were writing for ‘Die Miserable’ back in 2009/2010. They were cut from the album, not because we didn’t like them, but because we didn’t feel that they fit with the rest of the record. We still decided to record the music for them back in June 2011, with the intention of releasing them as B-sides with ‘Die Miserable’, but that never happened, and the recording just ending up sitting on a hard drive until this past July when we finally had enough downtime to record the vocals and do the mix. It’s been a real weight off my shoulders to finally get these songs done and out, as it’s been in the back of my mind for a long time now. Everything was recorded and mixed at our very own Apartment 2 Recording studio, and I’m very happy with the result.

BB:You are working on some new discographyc materials? What should the listeners expect?
Topon: We just finished up our part for a split 10” with our friends in Fistfuck. That should be coming out soon in the New Year. In January I’ll be starting the mix of our next full-length album. Everything is recorded and Mel has already started getting ideas together for the artwork. We really hope that we’ll have a new album out sometime in the Spring/Summer of 2015. I do also plan on putting together a new ‘Collection of Splits & EPs’, but that’s kind of on the back burner for now. We have a lot of plans and a lot of ideas, but it’s one step at a time.

BB: You have your own studio "Apartment 2", your upcoming materials also will be self-released? Do you release and other bands or only your projects?
Topon: Apartment 2 is my recording studio and Noise Salvation is the label. Right now it’s mainly meant for Fuck The Facts and side-projects, but perhaps sometime down the road we’ll open it up other bands, but for now we’re going to focus on our own releases.

BB: I know that you and Mel have a side project called Merdarahta, tell us more about it.

Topon: Merdarahta also started as a recording project with 4/5 of FTF. It started with an idea I had of creating improvised noise/ambient music. The first recording ended up as the B-side of the ‘Die Miserable’ cassette. We could have released it under the name Fuck The Facts, but I wanted to continue with the project and we felt it would be weird to have these releases continue being FTF. So the first few Merdarahta releases were 4/5 of FTF with other friends contributing, but now it’s become more just Mel & myself with other friends contributing to the live show and recordings as well. I’m not really certain about the future of the project, as a lot of it lies with how busy FTF is, but we will be putting out a new album on January 20th via Noise Salvation. You can check out more on Merdarahta here:

BB: What inspires you to make music and how is going the creation process like a band/team?
Topon: It’s one of those things that I’ve done so long that it just comes naturally. We all still have a passion for making music and we have a blast together as friends, so why stop now? I wish I could say that there is some crazy deeper meaning to the whole thing, but really we’re just a group of friends that have a blast making music together. Everyone contributes, there’s no ego, and all we care about is being creative and having a good time doing it.

BB: Do you have any plans for touring after you'll release your new album? What do you think about to tour in East Europe?
Topon: Our plan is to tour more once we release our next album. We’ve released EPs regularly over the past few years, but we haven’t released a full-length album since 2011. We started to feel like it was time to finally get a new album out there, so we took a little break from the road in 2014 to focus on that and balance out some regular life stuff as well. Europe is definitely in the plans, as we love touring there, and there are still many places that we need to visit. Hopefully we’ll get to a few of those in 2015.

BB:There's any local bands from your area that we should listen?
Topon: Alaskan is one of my favourite local bands, but I’m biased, as I have recorded all their albums since 2010. If you like slow melodic metal, you should check them out. Also check out World War 4 for some good humorous retro thrash (these guys are actually old though, so it’s ok), and Black Tower for some epic metal mixed with a side of punk. There are a ton of great bands in Ottawa, so I could go on forever, but those are at least a good place to get started.

        BB: What are the recent releases that have attracted your attention?
Topon:There’ a band from Syracuse called ‘Bleak’ that’s really delivering some heavy jams. I think people are starting to take notice as well, which is awesome. They have a new album up on Bandcamp. Another band from near by called ‘Collisions In Grey And Red’ should be on tops of 2014 list, but unfortunately their album isn’t out yet. I recorded it this summer, and I think a lot of people will really dig it. Very dynamic and well-delivered metal, hardcore, etc.… as cheesy as that description sounds, it’s one of the things I’m the most excited about.

BB: Thank you very much for your time Topon, do you have any thoughts for our readers?
Topon:Watch ‘Jacob’s Ladder’ and read more Kurt Vonnegut books


Friday, December 26, 2014


10 ianuarie 2015 va invitam la cea de-a 11-a editie DEATH MOROZZ ACTION!

VIOLENT OMEN - Technical Thrash Metal Masters UKRAINE.

INNERGRAVE - Brutal Death Metal Monsters ROMANIA

ZOMBIE ATTACK - Thrash Metal Maniacs UKRAINE

AEON OF DEATH - Death Metal ( First show in 2 years) MOLDOVA feat Octav Casian as a speical guest

NEED FOR SPEED - Death Metal / Grindcore Maniaxxx  MOLDOVA

WALK ALONE - Hardcore / Punk MOLDOVA

10 IANUARIE 2015
ORA: 20:00

Monday, December 15, 2014

Interview with CASUS (Brutal Death Metal/Germany)

yo Hellmut (Guitars&Vocals), glad to have your band on our page, since you destroyed live very recently on November to Dismember Hangover in Chisinau. In familiar agriculture terms of our country, with your performance you took care to plow the minds of audience with some quality brutal death metal and interesting arrangements in music, which was a pleasure to follow.

Hey Roman! Thanks for having us on your page and also the nice words on our music and the show in Chisinau! We were really happy that the people there liked us. It was our first time to Moldova and we were really curious what the reactions might be like. Well, there are no complains! :)

How do you feel on your side being on stage and what are your impressions of that show?

I remember that night very well, i was looking forward to play in a country i have never been to before and also to be with Abnormyndeffect, with whom we played the November To Dismember festival and they also played in our town with us in 2010. It was one of the shows you enjoy from the very first moment, because the audience was freaking out from the very beginning and that pushed us also. I love these shows where band and audience enjoy the music together and hang out afterwards together. It was all about music and that's what we came for!

Tell us some words of this recent eastern tour and how you can compare experience of live shows in different parts of Europe?

On this tour we were playing Romania for the fourth time meanwhile, Bulgaria for the third time and we played Hungary and the Czech Republic before. The show in Budapest was the first on this tour and really special to me. We played with bands we knew quite well and it was also my 43rd birthday. It was like a party with friends you see not as often as you want to. The November To Dismember festival was also very special for me, the chance to play directly before Pungent Stench was an absolute honor!
Actually i can't compare with too many other countries, cause we "only" played in that region besides germany, but being and playing there is always much more fun than here at home. People over there much more appreciate a band playing live and go much more wild. We played much less cities here in germany than we did southeast from here and we are happy every time get a chance to come back!
If everything will work out as we planned, we will play in some other countries, the ones around germany and then we will know if only german audiences are so calm.

About your band, you exist from 2007, how did you come together with your bandmates, what are your occupations beside music?

Our bass player Svenne and i started the band with a drummachine. I had to do all the vocals while playing guitar and i wasn't too happy with that, because i play much better when i don't have to scream all the time. :)
Svenne and i have played together in a couple of other bands before and finally wanted to have a band where we can do whatever we want, before Casus we were always limited. Pretty soon after we started our singer Alex joined, it worked out very good from the very beginning, even though it is his very first band. While we were recording our first demo the band of our drummer Adrian broke up, they were practicing in the same building as us. We were checking the recordings, he walked by and wanted to meet the drummer. We told him that it was a drummachine and he asked if we were looking for a real drummer. So we were complete pretty fast and easy.
There was also an experiment with a second singer, because i like much more being only a guitar player. It didn't work out on the personal level, so he left and we decided not to change the line up anymore. Why fix something that works?
Besides the music i work at a workshop for mentally handicapped people. I do that for more than 20 years now and i am happy that i was so lucky to get a job i like to do. My two co workers are really nice ladies, they do not like the music that we play, but they like the fact that i am doing. They are really helpful and always make it possible for me to get the days off from work when there is a tour.

Your discography consist of only a demo and an ep dated 2008 and 2011 respectively (correct me if I’m wrong), what are your plans for future?

Actually we have two demos, from 2008 and 2009, the EP "Hysteria" is from 2010. We have been recording a few songs in february this year, but the guy who did the recordings, did them with a much too high input level. Due to this it was impossible to edit them, it sounded even more distorted the more we tried to make it sound better. We wasted some time trying to make them sound usable, they were supposed to be on a 7" and also for some split EPs with some other bands, also for some compilations.
The plan now is to record songs for a full length CD early 2015, it will be done by a well known person in the scene, you could call him a legend. I don't want to say the name yet, it is bad putting out rumours when something goes wrong and then somebody else will do it. As soon as it a definite thing, i will let you and your readers know!
There are also some more shows and tours planned, but i don't want to talk about them before they are confirmed too. I hope you understand why, we don't want people to think we talk a lot of shit just to get recognition. Again, as soon as we have them confirmed, you will be amongst the first to know!

What’s the process, by the way, of composing music, where do you get your inspiration and motivation, what do you want to achieve?

When we write a new song, it usually starts with one riff, everybody in the band throws in ideas, because all four of us have to be happy with the music and it doesn't make sense if only one guy writes the music and to let go the ideas of three other guys. Even our drummer sometimes writes guitar riffs.
You may have recognised that we rarely repeat riffs in our songs, to us it is much more interesting to let the song evolve somewhere. None of us knows what it it will sound like in the end, there is no plan, we just add stuff until we feel that a song is finished.
The inspirations come from the music that we listen to at home, i think. We never want it to sound like some certain band, but sometimes you can tell the band  by which a riff was inspired. I think it is not a bad thing when it is obvious where our roots are, as long as we don't sound like a certain band.
The only thing we want to achieve is to write songs that we like to play. When people like it, it is an awesome feeling, but we will never change our style to get bigger audiences or to sell more CDs. You would recognise if we were trying to do something that sells better, it will not sound honest anymore.

Is it hard in Germany for new band to get acknowledged?

Yes, it is. People here tend to follow trends much more, a few years ago it was Metalcore, now it is Doom. Another thing is, that so many bands play here and the smaller shows are often low attended. The eastern part of germany is a bit different, that is the reason we like to play there so much. They have more metal clubs and the metal culture is way better there. Saxonia is always a blast, our region has almost no metal scene.

Since nowadays we have a lot of good music, and a big variety inside metal, how do you feel it will evolve further? For each genre you already can make a library, also for experimental and avant-garde. Do you think there’s a chance to explore new territories in brutal death or extreme metal in general?

I think it is impossible to say where the metal scene will go, nowadays older trends come back and disappear, like Thrash and melodic metal a few years ago. A good thing is that the Death Metal scene always had a strong folowing in the underground.
I totally think that some bands will always come up with something new and innovative, just look back on how Death Metal sounded like in the beginning and what it became. Bands like Necrophagist, Beneath The Massacre, Cynic or Obscura for example added new and fresh things to the music and i think it will always be this way. Death Metal has a big tolerance for experiments, this is what it makes my favorite kind of Metal, Death Metal can be everything in between Six Feet Under and Braindrill and they play completely different music!

What kind of new bands or new albums can you recommend as original?

My recommendations would be Beneath The Massacre when it comes to uncompromising brutality, Necrophagist for the most listenable and melodic brutal stuff and i totally love Kill With Hate and Angerseed from Hungary for excellent Death Metal. Two bands which are absolutely worth to be checked out.
Animals As Leaders have come up with something absolutely amazing, completely unplayable for me. :)

Do you enjoy other music beside metal?

Yes, i am a big Pink Floyd fan and also like the so called Classic Rock, like Journey, Springsteen, Creeddence Clearwater Revival and so on. I also enjoy some Jazz, but i am absolutely no expert on this music. When somebody plays something to me that i like, i will buy it, but there are only a few artists and bands that i really know. It was in 1983 when i started to listen to Metal and that made me an expert in Metal music. :)

Your perfect pastime?

Well, playing guitar of course! :D
And i love listening to music and also to read a lot. That's pretty much all i do, besides hanging out with friends.

What about your lyrics, are they important or do they have a message?

Our lyrics usually deal with bad things in society and things that piss us off, like the way we treat the environment for example. We don't have the illusion that we are able to change the world, but it gjves us the chance the chance to scream out the anger and frustration that we get when we follow the news. And when somebody reads our lyrics and starts to think about the topics, we already achieved something.
 But music should also always be fun, even when it is brutal, so we also have a few not too serious lyrics. One of them is an ode to the female chest, called "Breasts", another one is a short Grindcore song, the lyrics are put together of qoutes of the three old Star Wars movies, in absolutely no particular order, they just had to fit.

How did the collaboration with Axa Valaha come together and how does it work out?

That was a nice coincidence, Guilherme from Krow, a brazilian band which is also one of the bands of Axa Valaha, wrote us because they needed a show in our region. So we organised a concert in our town and played too. Coro, the owner of Axa Valaha, saw us and liked us that much that he signed us right away. Can you imagine the face i made? :)
Working with him is perfect, he is absolutely reliably and made it possible for us to tour in and around Romania for four times. He believes in us and i prefer being on a small label, which lets you do whatever you come up with, but on the other hand immediately takes care of whatever you ask him for, because you are not band number 694 and the bigger bands take all their time.

Ok, wish you a good luck for any efforts and hope to hear from you soon with something new! 

Thank you a thousand times for the interview! We will keep you updated with all news we will have in the future.
We will definitely meet again, the shows were too much fun not to repeat them!
Keep up the good work with your zine, cheers from Hildesheim, Germany!


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Interview with Myteri (crust/punk, Sweden) + review-ul EP-ului The Silent Death 2014

        Myteri este o trupa relativ noua de neocrust/punk formata de membrii trupei Eskatologia din Gothenburg,Suedia.S-au format in 2013 si in mai 2014 au lansat primul material discografic intitulat "The silent death". Ep -ul contine 4 piese, in suma aproximativ 14 minute de crust facut ca la carte, atat cu pasaje violente cat si cu pasaje ceva mai melancolice/melodioase. In genereal albumul suna in dulcele stil suedez cu expresivitate si tot tacamul. Instrumentalul este bine pus la punct, toate intrumentele se completeaza perfect, vocalul in cele din urma adauga ceva agresivitate. Pe alocuri sunt pasaje ceva mai lente/atmosferice ceea ce da o aura aparte albumului. Aia care apreciaza trupe ca Tragedy, Masakari, Victims, From ashes Rise, His hero is gone si alte trupe de genul dat recomand sa asculte acest album!

Va invit sa cititi interviul nostru cu Domarn/guitar/vocal/Myteri:

BB: Hello and welcome to our pages.
Domarn: Thanks a lot for inviting us!

BB: For those who don’t know about Myteri can you give us a little description of your band and a few words about each member.
Domarn: Myteri is a DIY-band from Gothenburg. Two of the members live outside Gothenburg though, Franz in Falköping and Mattias in Kristinehamn. We get inspiration from crust/hardcore bands such as From Ashes Rise, Ekkaia and Tragedy. The band is driven by the will to meet new people and experience new places through touring and playing music.

Erik plays the drums and is 30 years old, lives in a collective with friends and work as an occupational therapist. He also play drums with the bands Soteld ( and Ill Sprits ( Erik is a fan of retro games and power violence and like to rest a lot. He is the guy who can transform a boring night to a party!

Franz plays bass and is 34 years old, lives by himself in an apartment i Falköping and work as a goldsmith in Gothenburg. He also play bass in Soteld ( Franz is very into geocaching and listen to all kinds of d-beat that he can swing his "kängnäve" to. Franz can be hard to recognize if he isn't dressed in his Doom T-shirt. He is also the band member who brings buns, cookies and coffee when we rehearse. Cant live without that stuff!

Mattias plays guitar, is 25 years old, and live with his girlfriend in an apartment in Kristinehamn. He works as an communicator and also play in the band Vengeance of Karma ( Mattias likes to watch movies and listen to crust and hardcore, his favorite band is Converge. He is also the latest member in Myteri.
Mattias is a caring person and always makes sure that everyone is alright.

John on vocals is 26 years old and live by himself in an apartment in Gothenburg. He works as a web developer and also play in Bombangrepp ( John likes slow and heavy music and sometimes just disappear. He always turn up again right before we call for help.

Domarn on vocals/guitar is 32 years old, live with his girlfriend in a house in Gothenburg and work as an assistant at a school. He likes to ride his bike and sewing. His taste in music is melodic crust and sing/songwriter-stuff. He wants total control over everything which is booth positive and negative, but it helps pushing the band forward.

BB: In 2014 you released your first album The Silent Death which sounds great. Tell us about recording process and how much did you worked at it.
Domarn: Things came together quite fast once we agreed on how to record the material and found a studio we felt comfortable with.
The first day was spent rigging the drums, they were then recorded along with the rhythm guitar the next day. The following day we recorded base and lead guitar and two days later the vocals.

We were pretty new to each other as musicians and in some sense as individuals. As a result we decided not to put the bar too high, but instead focus on recording a 4 track promotional record to distribute during our european tour.

The material had been written during the course of a couple year, some songs were old some were brand new. We ended up picking the songs that we felt were the most complete and would best represent Myteri…

BB: After this album should we expect another material? Are you working on something new?

During the first part of 2015 you can expect a 12” split together with our Norwegian friends in Agenda (, that we toured with the summer of 2014. There will as be 7” together with Born for Slaughter (, from Macedonia that we had the opportunity to share the stage with at Przychodnia squat in Warszawa.

BB: What inspires you to play crust/punk?

Domarn: D.I.Y. culture and the connections with people within the crust scene all over the world.

BB: One of your main lyrical theme is social theme. Where society goes nowadays in your                                                                  opinion?

Domarn: Society as we know it has since day one developed towards it’s own demise. To divide people  seams to be the only possibility for those in power to maintain control over the people. Instead of acting against those who’s oppressing us we constantly choose to step on those who are already at the bottom. Community has been replaced by individualism which I see as the biggest threat agains our current society.

BB: I saw on youtube a great live video, you played in Goteborg. How often do you play live? Did you/ or are you planning to make a tour ?

Domarn: Between May and October we’ve played about 20 gigs, out of which 12 were gigs we did during our tour around europe together with Agenda. We hope to accomplish two tours during 2015. I’d like to take the opportunity to say we’re always open to serious gig suggestions.

BB: There's any underground bands that we should listen in your area?

Domarn:At this point everyone has probably already heard about Fredag den 13 ( but if you haven’t they are worth checking out. Besides them From Soil ( is working on their debut album. Murderofcrows is another band that have caught my attention ( 

BB:What recent music releases do you appreciate the most? 
Domarn: The soundtrack of the month is the Passiv Dödshjälp / Achilles split. ( 

BB: Except the music do you have any hobbies? What do you do in your free time?
Domarn:Most of my spare time is spent on band related stuff, like making artwork, writing lyrics and music etc.
In addition I very much enjoy taking my bike out to the forest and country side. To see new places traveling by bike is something I really value.

BB: Thank you very much for sending me the CD "The Silent Death" and for this interview. Do you have any words for our readers?
Domarn: Thank you for your interest in us, we appreciate it a lot.
We’ll try to continuously update our Facebook page if you’d like to stay up to date on what we’re up to, follow us there and don’t hesitate to write us if you have any questions or think we can be of any help.

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Thanks again!
Keep up the good work!
Domarn /Myteri