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.
Another great tape coming up here is the first demo of the oldest bands in Pula, Pasmaters.The band actively exists since 1985, and is still going strong.This is obviously a rehearsal demo with a very raw sound, but it is surely an important part of the Punk HC history of the "punkest" city in the Balkans!
Now, it`s time for something I am completely out of, but it is an interesting and totally evil-sounding EP. Both "bands" are actually one-man-bands, and both into the same atmosphere.The stuff here sounds totally raw and evil, and I think it is enough words for something that BM fans will obviously get!
Here is another "lost tape" from the Pula Rock scene history.Gubitnici were a band that didn`t lasted for a long time, they played few gigs and made a demo in a surprisingly short time, but then disappeared from the scene.This is a perfectly produced demo containing 5 melodic Garage/Punk tunes.No cover, picture, or video.
Tracks: 01.H.B. 02.Dzin 03.Jako puno 04.Ja lutam sam 05.Sebastijan
As you can read in the backcover, this cassette is released in only 200 copies, so it makes an ultrarare item.Luckily, the work around the movie about the underground music in PULA in the 70s and 80s saved somehow all these pearls from disappearance. This is a compilation of Istrian rock bands released by the slovenian small label "Slovenija" from Koper, a small beautiful city at the top of the Istrian peninsula`s southwestern shores.Here are featured 4 band (of which I know only 2).The first one is CASTEL, I don`t know anything about them, they play some new romantic stuff, very nice.KUD IDIJOTI is a band you already know, and this stuff is taken from their 1986 demo you already know too.The next band is H.T.B. and I don`t know nothing about them, except the fact that their bassist later became a member of The Spoons from Pula.Nice rock.The last band SUMSKI PJEVACI GORTANOVE UVALE is probably the most interesting of those four bands, with an extremely interesting melodical palette and two milestone musicians of the scene of Pula, Goran Curic-Cotka and Sandro Perocevic (incidentally, engineers and producers of my band`s Hatross demo from 1992, and Cotka also of the one from 1996, and soon of the new Devastation material - this is a scoop!!). All in all, a nice compilation for all those who wonders about some Istrian bands that were not that exposed at that time..
Tracks: CASTEL (Pula) 01.Prva pjesma 02.Kroz centar KUD IDIJOTI(Pula) 03.Tko zna 04.Darwill 05.Za tebe 06Daj, daj, daj H.T.B.(Pazin) 07.C.D. `84 08.By, by, baby SUMSKI PJEVACI GORTANOVE UVALE(Pula) 09.Sretan ti dan 10.Nad Sicilijom 11.Acqua+Many people
Wow, this is high quality Heavy Metal in every single tone!! If you are fan of good Metal stuff, then this is something you won`t miss.Of course, endlessly professional production and..oh man, do I have to say anything more? Oh, yes, I have to thank Zlatko, a guy that sent me a lot of high quality stuff from Serbia! Serbian Metal kicks ass!
Tracks: 01.Gunslinger 02.It rains 03.Battle cry 04.Who I am
This band comes from Germany, and I got their stuff a lot of time ago (well, relatively) and I got all informations wrong.The file you will get have no title (it`s untitled) and a wrong year of release (2007).Bu the stuff here is great.And the recording is great too.So if you like Melodic DM, another stuff for your ears on the menu..
Tracks: 01.Chapter I-Birth 02.Chapter II-Change 03.Interlude-Self analysis 04.Chapter III-Collision part 1 05.Chapter III-Collision part 2 06.Chapter IV-Purification
Now, there is a certain guy from Trieste, Italy, that contacted me through my youtube channel.He sent me this rehearsal demo of his band, telling me that Cenotaph/Necrosphere were not the only Death Metal bands coming out of Trieste, and that the DM scene in Trieste is still active, and I agree with that! Except for the audio recording, I actually don`t know nothing about this band, but I love the way they contacted me, so here it is.A very raw recording dated 2006!
PS:Wow, I found a video recording of the bands drummer! Yay!
Tracks: 01. unknown title 02. unknown title 03. unknown title 04. unknown title
Back to Croatia, here is a Zagreb-based SxE HC band that played for a bunch of years until 2008 when they split, and having real good stuff.You don`t have to support their life philosophy to admit the music they do is valid.I am not also into that scene, but I am glad Croatia has a great band representing the SxE scene.And I love the Black Flag cover a lot!! PS:This text here is a corrected version of the first version I wrote, with valid facts sent to me by Gajo, a bands member.Thanx Gajo.
Tracks; 01.Like an avalanche 02.Kids are all fucked up 03.Your life your choices 04.Tough guy 05.Think twice 06.The dead 07.I broke the edge so what (FxPxOx cover) 08.Nervous breakdown (Black Flag cover)
Let`s go with another great band from Serbia, a one that is heavily influenced by Death (the band, of course) and their most technical period, so after these words, you know you can`t go wrong.And if I add the fact that the sound production is perfect, you have a new bone to bite.
Tracks: 01.Intro (the final verdict) 02.The day after the verdict 03.Exile 04.Response
Ok, people, I had a great time in Pula, but now it is time to go on with this blog.. I start with a great release from my buddies from Pula, Popeye, we already had some of their stuff here, and even their first album, pretty much rejected by the band because of the unrepresenting stuff on it.Finally, Popeye made an album of which they can be fully proud.Finally stuff right-in-your-fuckin-face.Excellent production, and you don`t need nothing more if you need some exciting nu-metal stuff.Momentally IMHO the best croatian metal album of the year, and not partly just because they are from Pula. OR YES! WHY NOT, YOU M-F-ERS?
THIS IS THE NEW VIDEO FOR "DELAJ DELAJ" !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tracks: 01.Dobar dan 02.3P 03.Boom boom shaka 04.Zmanjana dica 05.Eurupa 06.Spas 07.Ukljukani klokani 08.Svjetska pusiona 09.Sitnice 10.Vrijedjam 11.Riba ribi grize rep 12.Ki ce meni ca 13.Zajebi 14.Mama 15.Delaj delaj (feat.Tamara Obrovac) 16.Pobjednicka 17.Sanjam 18.The end 19.Popeye TKS (bonus hidden track, no.41 on the cd)