What can be said,this is a blog where I will post some stuff I really like,so I think you should like it too.I am a metalhead to the heart,but I will put here every kind of stuff I like,not only Metal.I hope you will enjoy it,and let me know if there is anything needed,especially from the ex-Yugoslavia territory.
As I probably already said,Disciplina Kicme was for my opinion one of the best Yugoslav bands ever.They were special,there was no band as DK in the world,with its specifical neurotic/psycothic music made of drum,Koja`s Rickenbacker bass and trumpets.This one is probably their best and most genuine album (the 3rd) with an excellent production,a bass sound that makes you shiver an a blend of music you never heard,but it will blow you away,if you are musically open minded enough.The pic was taken by me on January 1990 on a gig in Pula,where my Devastation was there as support band to Disciplina Kicme.Unforgettable.
Tracks; 01.Cudna suma 02.Pozdrav mladoj zitarici 03.Zasto 04.Ovo je zvuk 05.Svi za mnom 06.U kesi 07.Suma igra.. 08.Ne ne ne
Allright,again sorry for not having any pic of this band,even they did some photosessions I remember,as soon as I get my hands on those pics,it will be posted.A strongly Alice In Chains/Stone Temple Pilots influenced band from Pula (of course),made by excellent musicians played at the Art And Music Festival competition in 1996,and not only that;they won it.So,what you have here are both the selection evening (18.05.) and the final,winning evening (19.05.) shows.I was there both days,and I must tell you that they were very impressive..try it.A good soundboard recording.
I have a lot of Anti-Otpad stuff and everything is pretty good HC, and it would be a pity not to share it with you.First,the pic; taken a month ago, on a party in Pula-left to right Rio, me and BELI, the vocal on this demo.This is a demo which was never an official demo, rather a recording done for themselves.I am not quite sure if the date is right, it is definitely between 1990 and 1992.A great studio recording anyway.
Tracks; 01.Hore dead cops 02.Murija 03.Catholic church 04.Another 05.In my hand 06. 07.Die,sister,die 08.eid,retsis,eiD
The third album of my favourite Christian Metal band is another proof of the quality of Hope.You really can`t go wrong with it.It is a very fair recording,and a disc you cannot miss.I thank again Mika for sending me their stuff and giving me the permission to post it,and I am launching another request;a T-shirt,the sooner you can!I am kidding,of course.If you like good old Thrash Metal with a pinch of Death Metal and all this very Melodic..what are you waiting for?
Tracks; 01.Silver Gods 02.Mind over matter 03.Jesus loves you 04.In rememberance 05.Just a fantasy 06.Light of the salvation 07.Ad aeternam 08.Dream your dreams 09.Metamorphosis
Another recording (and for what concernes my archive,the last) from this band from Pula,a band that was made of excellent musicians,but had no luck to break anywhere.The story of the band can be read on the previous recording,and,what more can I say;if you loved the previous stuff from them,this is practicly the same stuff,only from rehearsals.Collectionist stuff!
Tracks; 01.Sumrak ideja (cut in 2 secs) 02.Bilo koji pravac 03.Sumnja 04.Tijelo zene 05.Dobre vile 06.untitled 07.Ostat cu sam 08.R`n`R shit
This is a band from Zagreb,and for what I know,they split-up few years ago.Which is such a pity,because this album can easily stand shoulder by shoulder with a lot of modern Metal albums worldwide.I like the vocal,reminds me somehow of Phil Anselmos.And the production is absolutely perfect.Gotta have it.
Buahahahhahahaha..WTF??Well,you probably have heard about this "thing"..I discovered that this project is a product of Anal Cunt`s Seth Putnam and Josh Martin.This is their so-called-demo,later released as a 7 inch single by Menace To Sobriety records.The aim was to ridiculise Black Metal,and boy they did it big time!!!It was called Acoustic Black Metal,with Josh playing the acoustic guitar and Seth drumming on his knees and bed.I decided not to write the titles of the songs contained here,because it is so ridicolous that I think it is a waste of time.Anyway,this download contains also a song titles generator,with TXT files with all the words needed to create beautiful black metal songtitles,well known from Immortal and bands like that.Try it,at least just for fun.
The second album from the Pula`s Hard Rock band Atomsko Skloniste is Hard as the 1st one,with which they showed that they won`t mellow out as Bijelo Dugme did.Until the last album with the vocalist Sergio Blazic,AS were a pure Hard Rock band,with few ballads or easy songs here and there,but basically a stubborn Hard Rock act.This is a great album.
PS;Oh,yeah,I forgot to say;Atomsko Skloniste had few extravagant album covers;this one (the vinyl,right?) was all done in carton (hard paper),and it looked like this;
The autograph you see is the drummer`s Sasa Dadic.And this package also contained a nice album of band`s artistic pictures by the photographer Tone Stojko.
Track; 01.Na proplanku ceka cvijet 02.Na kraju stoljeca 03.Infarkt 04.Radjaju se nova djeca 05.Bez kaputa 06.Djevojka broj 8 07.Pakleni vozaci 08.Zvao sam i miliciju 09.Periferni vremeplov 10.Oni sto dolaze za nama
A cult record.The best of the best of Slovenian and Croatian (I noticed just recently that there were no Serbian or Bosnian bands here ?!?!No,seriously,to make this record an auditive orgasm there were no Pekinska Patka on!!) Punk Rock 1978-1980,which means that the ex-Yugoslavia was,even if a Communist country,very VERY in trend.I really cannot say my favourites here (even if I must say that the Croatian part of the compilation P.Kazaliste-Paraf-Problemi-Termiti is evidently much much better,and especially my guys from Pula,PROBLEMI.),but I am surely positive that,no matter what you listen to,you will find great tunes here.A MUST!!
PS;I would like to dedicate this post to Denis Barlijan,a member of the Punk community of the Pula scene in the 70s-80s,who died of cancer a month ago.R.I.P.
Tracks; PANKRTI 01.Anarhist 02.Tovars`i,jst vam ne verjamem 03.Lublana je bulana PRLJAVO KAZALISTE 04.Moj je otac bio u ratu PARAF 05.Narodna pjesma PROBLEMI 06.Sranje 07.Grad izobilja BERLINSKI ZID 08.Mozgani na asfaltu 09.Po cestah mesta 92 10.Vidjeti jih 11.Kontroliram misli BULDOGI 12.To ni balet TERMITI 13.Vjeran pas 14.Mama,s razlogom se brines 15.Vremenska prognoza
This album is a jewel of the extinct ex-YU HC capital of the 80s,LJubljana,the capital town of Slovenia.5 bands are represented on this compilation,of which my favourites are the female trio TOZIBABE with a pretty harsh HC,and especially EPIDEMIJA,a total Disorder-esque Thrash chaos.As I didn`t ripped this one,I warn you that it have a variable sound quality,it seems like it was ripped partly from tape,and partly from vinyl.Anyway,for the collectors,and especially for HC fans,you will not miss this one!
Tracks; U.B.R. 01.Tvoj Bog 02.Zgodovino pise zmagovalec 03.Pustota 04.Strah je vecen 05.Ni pomiritve ODPADKI CIVILIZACIJE 06.Vojna-smrt 07.24 ur 08.Prevara 09.Linea fronta TOZIBABE 10.Ko bos prisel 11.Bog 12.Nekega lepega dne 13.Moja praznina 14.Nocem te vec EPIDEMIJA 15.Varazdinec 16.Kako 17.Ni vec sijaja 18.Vasi nismo 19.Klic v sili III KATEGORIJA 20.Hocem stran 21.100 stopnic 22.Brsljan 23.Za tebe 24.Alkoholna pozaba 25.Manijak
This great band is one of the few really great Grindcore bands new to the Croatian scene,and I hope that this one will not be the only stuff we`ll hear from them.One of the bands that will very soon play on the Varazdin`s GRIND YOUR MIND festival (postponed the first time,now already announced for "very soon"..let`s see..).Well,anyway,this cd by 40 Gradi fucking kills,I`d compare them most closely to Brutal Truth!Totally insane technical grinding!
Heheheeh..what can I say,those guys knew how to have great fun at their gigs..the bad thing is that everything is in Croatian,so anyone out of the ex-Yu territories might loose that feeling,but..hey,it is not that bad musically!Lizatori Pizdere (translated from a Pula-slang it means Pussy Lickers) are a side project-along with Brijacina Kojona-of members of Desinence Mortification).There is much in common to Leukkemiaa and Lizatori Pizdere ,except that LP had rehearsals,so they sounded better live.I laugh my jaws off every time I hear this gig.Try if you dare.
Tracks; 01.Fritaja od skornji 02.Tvoja riba,moja riba 03.Pocesi me s kurcinom 04.Roge su zakon 05.Proveslaj me u slamarici 06.Topli sendvic,a u njemu kurcic 07.Djani,prendala me renda 08.Bocanje je prava spika 09.Kariola 10.Izrigao sam se na brata 11.Golupcici and zecici 12.Ko kaze da nam je mali 13.Dobrij lemilicu 14.Lesinarci jedni 15.Mi prcimo ribe 16.Oblizni vibrator 17.Pacov ti je zvalio jaja 18.Zvaljakanje 19.S`a je mala 20.Rokni me macolom 21.Strsi li pingvinima 22.Pisoar 23.Odjebi majmune 24.Rizoto od glavoca 25.Orologio je zakon 26.Skurio sam grah 27.Fuj,ja brijem 28.We are not pedoci,but we are glavoci 29.Sapat iz cmara 30.Jarane u mjesalici 31.Cigan u pezejcu 32.Zbura na brkovima 33.Alo alo 34.Where is Kravlji 35.Kome futari kaco 36.Imas dlakava jaja 37.Ustipni me za glavic 38.Sprdio sam mortadelu 39.Zesci smo jebaci 40.Sveta Klara 41.Ne trazi kurcinu (ET cover) 42.Hopa cupa,ja tebi pitona 43.Curice,curice 44.Tonight is zvjerinjak 45.Pesek mi je krzljav 46.Slinava kurcina 47.Kupanje jebanje snimarenje 48.Okreni to prase 49.Kaco is the best 50.Kolpoli na dug 51.Jota
It is incredible and very sad the fact that in the last 5 years so many Metal musicians died..and mostly of some diseases or heart failures..Piggy (the guitarist of Voivod,just in case some of you don`t know) was one of them,we knew for a long time back about his cancer,but it killed him slowly. The stuff here is given to me by Rio of Bolesno Grinje,he found it somehow on the net,and it`s a collection of untitled bits (well,not really,the tracks are pretty long..) Piggy made on his computer before he died.I do not even know the possible date of those recordings,very surely after the year 2000.So,this post is dedicated to everything Piggy did through his life. R.I.P.
HELLO TO YOU ALL!!! Oh,yeah,I am back!!The vacation is over,I start to work next Monday,so I have few days to fill this days that passed sunbathing,swimming in the sea,headbanging at Uljanik and singing my guts out on the rehearsal of the Pula`s cover band VIS Thunderbirds.And not forgetting the beautiful dinner with my wife,my brother,his wife and their lovely daughters,Sarah and Noah.But on top of everything,the extraordinary dinner at my friends Cotka (if you noticed,he was the engineer and producer of many bands here,like ; Hatross,Sexton,Dissection/Aeon,Desinence Mortification,Anti Otpad,AntiTodor i Talenti...well,almost the complete Pula scene from the 90s!),who prepared an incredible fish plate,followed by tasty white wine..Oh,well..sorry,I went too far in explaining.So,the main happening there was the PULA ROCK party,dedicated to the underground scene of the 70s-80s-90s,for which a documentary movie (actually,there will be two movies!) is getting ready to hit the road.This party was a warming up,the main happening will be somewhere in the summer 2008.This party summoned all of us metalheads,punx and anyone ever involved in the Pula underground.The meeting was pretty emotive,there were dozens of people I haven`t seen for 10 years..Here are some pics;The action that night was..you know..you see..well known.
Me and Rio from..well..too many bands to mention..
Tomo from Blockade Runner in action,headbanging like in good ole times..
And all of us headbanging for the good times..
Another great thing I was part of was the rehearsal of a Pula cover band VIS Thunderbirds.As my brother Chriss plays drums there,I went to a rehearsal with him,and inevitabely became part of that rehearsal;first I played bass on some covers while Tea was away,and then they gave me the mike and the thing rolled on..
On those two pics,we did HOLIDAYS IN THE SUN by SEX PISTOLS..woooow,goosebumps coming!!
And at the end,we did the inevitable;half of LEUKKEMIAA pictured together again!!Pizzo even put a plastic bag as on the very first gig..and me and Tezza dying out laughing..
The last day before leaving,Cotka made a farewell dinner..I adore eating,and this one was a suicide..I am not a fish fan,but I ate 3 of those!!Tell me now you wouldn`t too..........................
OK,enough of that..back to business.The usual guys there (Mladen and Zlayo) gave me a ton of material in Pula,stuff you will lick your fingers for (STOP STARING AT THOSE FISHES,I AM NOT TALKING ABOUT THEM!!).I will not tell you nothing about,you will have to stay tuned to this magnificent blog.And I am sure you will...
PS;I posted some cca 10 posts retrogradely,so check the 10-15 posts before this report!!
Finally,here it is;the third BD album,with which I end this trilogy.The third album is recorded under bad conditions,because 3/5ths of the band were serving the fucking military service,so it was recorded with two additional musicians (Lazo Ristovski on keyboards and Milic Vukasinovic on drums,and Zeljko Bebek playing bass on this album).The album is the most raffinated of the trilogy,but still a great Hard Rock album.Just listen to the choirs and the orchestrations on the last song..Great.
Tracks; 01.Izgledala je malo cudno u kaputu zutom krojenom bez veze 02.Lose vino 03.Eto!Bas hocu! 04.Dede bona sjeti se,de tako ti svega 05.Slatko li je ljubit tajno 06.Nista mudro 07.Ne dese se takve stvari pravome muskarcu 08.Sanjao sam nocas da te nemam
Heh,this is a personal one;this is my cousin`s Andrea band from Firenze,Italy.This demo is a nice and well produced piece of Alternative easy listening Hard Rock.I am very proud of it,because after my father,me and my brother,somebody in the family must continue our rocking tradition.As you can see from the cover,Andrea did all the music and lyrics,plus sang lead and backing vocals,played bass,rhythm and some leads,plus acoustic guitar..pretty much his own work.I like it.
Tracks; 01.Le stelle 02.(Non c`e´) soluzione 03.Quello che non basta 04.E` qui
If you like Discharge,then you must try this band.With a Cambodian singer,Sothira Pheng,the band played a Discharge-like Hardcore,really extreme and fast (for that time).This is,as far as I know,their only album,short and intense.The band existed for a relatively short time,but this album is a true masterpiece.
Tracks; 01.Annihilation 02.How when where 03.Skinned alive 04.Prejudice 05.No limbs 06.Another mouth to feed 07.Search for the sun 08.Indochina 09.Three miles to oblivion 10.See through their lies 11.Death toll 12.Blind destruction 13.Rise and fall 14.Stop torture
Blockade Runner reformed in 2007!!Allright,this is the news for the fans of this band,thank God,they reformed again (the new line up will have two members of the original line-up,Hari and Tomo,the last guy on this pic with me,on the party in Pula 7.9.07.),and if everything goes as planned,a great Devastation/Blockade Runner package will be available for gigs very soon (maybe a split cd?who knows).Blockade Runner will record new stuff soon,and Tomo promised me that I will recieve it to put it here on this blog!!Can`t wait for that.In the meantime,here is a compilation of BR`s demo tracks,plus few tracks re-done for this compilation.BR RULES!
Tracks; 01.Entire despair 02.The other way round 03.Rage of black tears 04.Time for rebellion 05.Heavenward 06.Snakes in the air 07.Without resort to bad force 08.Your wicked wish 09.Crown 10.Heavenward 2002 11.Security code (garage demo 2001) 12.Snakes in the air (live 2002)