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.
For all the fans of Metalcore,here`s a Croatian Metalcore band.This EP is really nice played very well and sounding even better.The band is still active,even there`s no new recordings since this one..well,that doesn`t mean there won`t be one very soon.In the meantime..
Tracks; 01.Forsaken 02.Hopeless look 03.Exorcism 04.Away with you 05.Nothing
Well,Kain was a great Croatian Thrash band (often called Megadeth-clones) which had even a mini-LP vinyl release.Kain was one of the three bands from the Zagreb area (Kain are from Zabok,not far from Zagreb) which were pushed by the only Croatian metal TV show Metalmania (when I say forced,it means that you could hear and often also see about those three bands almost in every issue of the TV-show,even the Croatian Metal scene was waaay richer,but the guy named Pista pushed only those three bands-sic!).I won`t tell nothing about Kain and Drinking Skull in this case,as they were very fair guys and excellent bands,it is the third band that was given the biggest media space,and was the worst of those three,both as band and as persons,especially a "midget" guitarist...Ah,worthless to mention..This Kain live recording is the recording found together with the Arisse recording,so it is also a great soundboard recording,and as Kain is technically a great band,here`s this rare one for you.
Tracks; 01.Inquisition 02.Again no saints 03.They live 04.Alcovagabond 05.Kingdoom come 06.War games 07.My friend
Allright,there you go,another great recording from DM (a pretty productive band,right?).This one is a perfect soundboard live recording I got from the drummer Rio.If you like extreme Grindcore-Death,then this one is a must..
Tracks; 01.Preliminary campaign-tricky game 02.We depend on 03.Where does this hatred comes from 04.Hopeful about the future 05.Wirepullers 06.Afraid to forsee 07.Awakening
Arisse came from Rijeka and were a band that didn`t lasted very long,they released two demos,one in English and one in Croatian.They play pretty primitive Thrash Metal,and this one is a great soundboard live recording I found on a cassette,along with the Kain live performance.And until now everything is fine.I have found out that the band had some very bad fascination for Nazism (prove me wrong,please!),as in the first song from this recording have the vocalist shouting Sieg Heil,and the two letters S in the name probably means the same.If it was for me,I would not put a shit like that on this blog.But there are two reasons I did.The first (less important) is;if satanic bands can be here,so bands like this can-for me it is same shit other cover.But the second,more important is;it was your request,and you know what are your requests for me...
This post can be described as the turning point of this blog.It has been two years since I ripped a tape to mp3 format the last time.With this one I started again,and there is a lot of stuff waiting to be ripped,thanx to many contributors,and to tapes from my collection that have been put on hold.Now I found an old Marantz cassette recorder in the basement,a line-component that Tusta from KUD Idijoti gave me some 10 years or more ago.I tought all the time that this thing is not working,as he told me to make a small reparation on it..but to my surprise,it works.So all the tapes put on hold will be transferred slowly to mp3,to be posted here.Of course,there won`t be only this kind of recordings,but I assure you that there will be a lot of rare recordings.. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Now back to this post.If you ask me who is for my opinion the best Heavy Metal vocal ever,I will give you this answer without a second of thinking;IAN GILLAN.There are a lot of proofs that he is the best,but I`ll just give you one;Deep Purple`s Made In Japan album.The way he performed Child In Time on that album is simply untoppable.Period. The recording you have the exclusive opportunity to have on this blog is a recording of a Gillan show in Zagreb from the tour 1981,shown on the Croatian (then Yugoslavian) national television on the New Years night 1982,I remember it like it was yesterday.This is found on a tape with a 26 year old recording ,recorded with a mono cassette recorder leaned on the speaker of the TV.I ripped this recording into mp3 format just before the tape decomposed (figuratively).The recording is still more or less very fair,with some mistakes caused by time.There are short bits that were cancelled and few more bad things that happened to this tape,as;the second part of Bite the bullet and New Orleans were on the b-side of the cassette,which probably passed near a magnet,so the sound is contantly changing from low to high all over again.I tried to fix it,amplified the silent parts,and the result is not that bad.All in all,this is a pure collectors item,and surely a gift for all the fans of this great band.I loved and followed Gillan band,so this is for me like pure gold.I hope it will be for you too.Recommended.
TRIVIA;for those who don`t know; 01-the bass player John McCoy produced one of the Yugoslavia`s top selling Rock album,Mrtva Priroda by Riblja Corba. 02-On this recording,the guitar was played by Bernie Torme.14 days after this concert,Bernie left the band and was replaced with Janick Gers (actual Iron Maiden`s guitarist).
Tracks; 01.Colin Towns piano intro 02.No easy way+Mike Underwood drum solo 03.Trouble 04.No laughing in heaven 05.Unchain your brain 06.If you believe me 07.Bite the bullet (broken) 08.New Orleans
I really don`t understand why Macedonia have a so small Metal scene,it`s a shame that teir bands can be almost counted on your fingers..well,in spite of that,Sanatorium are doing their job very well,this is their third release plus a demo from the beginning.Fairly played Thrash Metal singed in Macedonian.This album contains bonus live and studio tracks!Enjoy.
Tracks; 01.Senka na smrtta 02.Bez razum i svest 03.Ultra speed 04.Operacija na mozokot 05.Udoben kovceg 06.Epidemija na omraza 07.Despot na adot 08.Gradot 09.Sanatorium 10.Muirotanas 11.Sam vo ocaj (live bonus) 12.Live in silence (live bonus) 13.No more patience (live bonus) 14.Sekoj den (bonus) 15.Vo sebe umiram (bonus)
Now,for something completely different;this is my brother,Chriss aka Selecta Eastrahman,drummer on 40% of the Pula bands you will find on this blog,this time here without drumming but DJ-ing.Actually,I must admit I am not much into this type of music,but as far as I know,this works same as techno DJ`s,only with reggae(just a little) and Jamaican and Afroamerican lyrics.I like this thing,compared to the Metal and Hardcore stuff here very relaxing on one hand,and very danceable on another.Here is a selection (made by me!) of his mixes done in the period between 2003 and 2006.Good luck,bro.
Gardenia (a band from Pula,of course) was already featured in my blog,but with their previous name Foxxy Lady.After they changed the name,they wanted to do things more professionally,so they made new recordings and a video for Po Prvi Put,and got a permission from Josipa Lisac personally to perform her songs.And all the songs on this EP are Josipa`s covers. This line-up lasted few years,but then again they changed few members,and the vocalist released a solo album under a monicker Mor Roll.This recording is what left of a great band,which honestly is still performing,but as far as I know with less intensity than before.
Tracks; 01.Po prvi put 02.Oluja 03.Lezaj od suza 04.Ne prepoznajem ga
How to describe it?There`s no info on this band,and it seems like it was just a project from some guys from Slavonski Brod,and they lasted just for a year.But here we`re talking about a high quality Melodic Death Metal,it is a pity that bands like this one end their carreers so early.Anyway,enjoy this one.Contributed by Metalstorm (thanks man!).
Tracks; 01.Djeca s groblja 02.1 gitara 03.Dratorij 04.2 gitara 05.Cosa 06.Isus 07.3 gitara 08.Apokalipsa 09.4 gitara 10.Inkvizicija 11.5 gitara 12.No limit 13.Cosa (2 verzija)
As we are getting close to the 6th anniversary of Chuck`s death (ok,it is an unintentional game of words) , I am posting here one of the greatest demos I have ever heard.Death haven`t had enough money to mix this demo,so it was released unmixed and raw,but for my opinion,even this way it came out perfectly.This is A MUST.
Tracks; 01.Infernal death 02.Baptized in blood 03.Arch angel