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Monday 31 October 2016

VOICE OF DESTRUCTION-The Seventh-(Blatant Records-South Africa-1992)

Formed in 1986 as a punk band in Cape Town by guitarist Greg McEwan Marriot, V.O.D. are considered "the Godfathers of South African metal".
After incessant performances, underground tape compilation appearances and several demo effort releases, the band strikes it big by signing to German record label Morbid Records in 1995. Watershed album "Bloedrivier" (Afrikaans for "Blood River") was released the following year. V.O.D. toured through much of Europe, finally returning back home to play at the 1998 Oppikoppi and 1999 Woodstock festivals.
The group disbanded in 1999 (with March 2009 having seen a reunion tour).
Members have included vocalists Neil "The Viking", Stewart Hendry and finally Francois Breytenbach Blom; drummers Neil "Thunder", Dangerous Dan Dion and Paul André Blom; Johan De Jager on 2nd guitar (for a short period); Radley Clack (Wacky Clacky Radley) and Diccon Harper on bass duties; with the only constant being guitarist Greg McEwan Marriott.
(from a discogs page dedicated to them)
Not to be confused with the US ambient/EBM band Voice of Destruction that released an album titled Black are the Souls of the Damned with a pentagram on the cover.
According to the band's official website, Voice of Destruction reunited for one month in March 2009 for a nationwide farewell tour in South Africa. Also, it is reported that a DVD entitled The V.O.D Archives Vol. II: Live '93 & Europe '95-'96 has been set to be released in late March/early April.
From 2009, the band is no longer active, even if they didn't split up officially, however the band announced in June of 2014 that they will perform a reunion show at Witchfest Festival in 2015.
(from Encyclopedia Metallum)
I posted the very first demo by this amazing band,you`ll find it here
and this is their official webpage.
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Sunday 30 October 2016

Mail Art Show Hommage A Kurt Schwitters-(Merz Mail-Spain+Global Networking-1994)

Kurt Hermann Eduard Karl Julius Schwitters (20 June 1887 – 8 January 1948) was a German artist who was born in Hanover, Germany.
Schwitters worked in several genres and media, including Dadaism, Constructivism, Surrealism, poetry, sound, painting, sculpture, graphic design, typography, and what came to be known as installation art. He is most famous for his collages, called Merz Pictures.(from wikipedia)
This is an amazing mail art documentation about this international mail art project in which 275 artists from 37 countries sent their contributions,the documentation,printed in off set on glossy paper includes one art-work by each artist.
To conclude this post I am including here the introduction(in english) written by Merz Mail to present this very well done documentation.
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Thursday 27 October 2016

VICTIMS FAMILY-In Concerto A El Paso-(El Paso Produzioni-Italy-1989)

Victims Family is an American hardcore punk band founded in 1984 in Santa Rosa, California.They play an explosive form of jazz core,very skilled musicians they mix in their HC punk some weird jazz passages and funky rhythms!!Probably one of the first band playing this musical genre.A discogs page about them is here, and this is their official webpage.I saw them live few times and they blew everybody away.Great band,amazing original music. This tape has a good recording and deliver us their great energy as live act.
I wrote already about El Paso in fact I posted few other tape-productions by this legendary italian squat.
 El Paso  is a big squat in Torino(Northern Italy)active since 1987,one of the oldest in Europe ,it is still squatted and very active.
This tape was recorded on the 5th September 1989 by Nautilus 
Anarchic/antagonist collective located in Torino. They promote a do-it-yourself attitude and release books, pamphlets, documents and records. There's no copyright on any of their productions. 
Enjoy it.

Tuesday 25 October 2016

HUASIPUNGO-Huasipungo-(Cryptas Recs-(Mexico)+Discos San Juanitos(Usa)-1998)

"Latino political punk hardcore band based in New York City (NYHC). The name ‘Huasipungo’ is a Quecha word and is based on the book by the same name by Jorge Icaza. The band started in 1989, and released their first demo-cassette in 1991, after that, they released three 7": 'Canciones Para Una Causa Perdida' (1992), 'Nunca Nada Cambia... A Menos Que Lo Hagamos Cambiar' (Split with Los Crudos, 1993) and 'Tiempos De Miseria Y Lucha' (1995). Also they released three CD's. Huasipungo still active after the years, playing shows and recording new stuff."(from Discogs"
As I am in touch with one of the founding members of this amazing HC punk band,I have some up to date info,the most of their productions are still available please go to their excellent webpage to check news and releases!Enjoy this powerful and "straight in your face" fast and furious HC Punk.
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 Here I gonna attach some info about this tape -info sent me straight from the musicians:
"This was a tape release of our first CD which we intended to be an lp minus the 7" tracks (it contains tracks from our second and third 7" but not the first. Also a comp track.) The vinyl never materialized (a long story why)
It was released by Cryptas Records out of Mexico city. It was never really distributed in the USA and a very limited distributing in Europe, i think.We basically send people the CD and told people to feel free to reproduce."


Sunday 23 October 2016

OUR GLASSIE AZOTH-Our Glassie Azoth-(Self Released-UK-199?)

Our Glassie Azoth was a project strictly tied with Alphane Moon, I spoke already about this Welsh pagan act when I posted the fanzine with the same name and their great cd The Echoing Grove
This tape is listed on their discogs page only as cd released on the German label Plate Lunch in 1997 yet I am sure I have received it from them few years earlier as tape-production.
4 tracks(2 each side) of dronish guitar feedbacks,acid ambient and some echoing noises reverberating from imaginary distant dark fairytales lands.
For all the lovers of obscure esoteric sonics this is an excellent cassette.
If you liked Alphane Moon then you`ll love this one too.
Enjoy it.

Saturday 22 October 2016

Shake Me Wake Me n5-(Fanzine-DIY-Spain-199?)

Spanish fanzine focused on the beat generation and the fabulous 60s...
Inserts and specials about The Beatles,Otis Redding,The O`Jays,Gladys Knigt & the Pips,Buddy Curtess and the Grasshoppers,The Temptations,The Risk,Jimi Hendrix final day,Dexy`s Midnight Runners,Los Cooters,Soul Stars:Jakie Wilson,Ray Charles,a special about the movies of Brigitte Bardot and few nice flyers!
Very well done,with a graphic layout inspired by the old  posters of that era,this is a good fanzine about the beat culture and related issues.
In spanish language only.
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Friday 21 October 2016

ATRAX MORGUE-Collection In Formaldeide-(Slaughter Productions-Italy-1994)

Atrax Morgue was Marco Corbelli,here a wabpage where you`ll find all the info and the discography too.
Slaughter Productions was his own label releasing mainly his own music and similar artists playing death industrial and noise.I already posted few intersting releases by this label,you`ll easily find them using the search box of this blog.
This tape was released in a special package back in 1994 and then re-released as Cd-r by the same label in 2002.
The Italian harsh noise label Urashima re-released it as vinyl in 2014.
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Wednesday 19 October 2016

SABIR-Fones-(Self Released-Spain-2004)

"SABIR was the lingua franca spoken in the Mediterranean ports during the medieval times, a language based on Catalan, Greek and Arab elements among others.It was born like a kind of natural progression due to the socialising of the merchants for whom the sea had become their home; people from many different cultures who were shaping their need to be understood by means of this new born language.
SABIR gives us the image of the two furthest pillars in the Mediterranean sea: on the one part we have Greece, cradle of the Western civilisation, and on the other shore the Iberian land. Two places that define the ends of the sea shared by these two lands through which, from the ancient times, sailed the ships of merchants, pirates, romantic travellers and all kinds of adventurers. These people had turned sea shore settlements into culturally rich villages and were participating in this exchange of experiences and ways of understanding and living with other lands. In a similar way the three members of the Greek-Spanish group SABIR include into their repertoire traditional pieces from Mediterranean countries, as well as others which are original compositions but still strongly influenced by the traditional music of the Balkans, Persia, Greece, Flamenco or Western Medieval music.
In a concert of SABIR ancient and oriental modes are merged with asymmetric rhythms and improvisations performed with instruments such as the Indian tabla, the hurdy-gurdy (mediaeval bowed string instrument), flamenco guitar, the santoor (Persian psaltery), saz (Turkish lute) or the zarb (Persian percussion instrument).(from youtube)
As far as I know they are part of  L`ham De Foc   one of the leading groups of a new folk movement in Spain that works the traditional roots into a new modern music concept.

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Monday 17 October 2016

v.a.-THE UNKNOWN n11-September 1990-(Rain Tapes-UK-1990)

Number 11 of this compilation series edited  and distributed by Julian Smyth who was running this tape label called  Rain Tapes during the 90s in Wales. 
I posted already two other compilations of this serie:The Unknown 13 and The Unknown 14 and also another one simply called Rain Tapes International each issue was coming in a different colour and an insert with track list and band addresses
In this long sampler lots of bands playing rock,punk,new wave and similar genres.
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Sunday 16 October 2016


A very nice postcard handpainted by Vito of  Edizioni Storie Tese
punk label active in the mid 80s untill the early 90s.

DRIFTWOOD n3 + DRIFTWOOD n4-(Self Released-Canada-May/June 1995)

Driftwood was a small fanzine created and distrubuted by Eric Boros an artist already covered in this blog with his projects: Hermit and Third World Planet.
Still very active in varius projects today,he also play guitar with Vialka.
He has been immersed in the global underground for the better part of the last twenty years. He is a self-taught guitarist, experimental multi-instrumentalist, improviser and composer, cassette archivist and performance artist, curator and networker, photographer, and translator.
Those small fanzines are full of graphix,poetries and personal writings.
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Saturday 15 October 2016

TRIBEZ OF IDIOTZ-Op Ons Dooie Akkertje-(Tribal Chant-Holland-1993)

8 well recorded tracks of pure ska punk in a professional tape with colour cover sleeve.
This band from Holland will make happy all the lovers of this musical genre.
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Friday 14 October 2016

ZARAZA-Slavic Blasphemy-(Musicus Phycus-Canada-1997)

Zaraza means Plague in polish,this is an amzing project by polish musicians living in Canada.
"Formed in Montreal, Canada in early 1993. They combined elements from doom/death metal with those of eastern european industrial. Imagine Laibach doing metal.
The project was laid to rest officially in July 2006."(from discogs)
A wikipedia page about them is here.
"Debut 1997 CD of this legendary Canadian duo.
Total experimental industrial doom death metal annihilation.
Head-on collision of old-school doom/death metal (Unholy, Winter, My Dying Bride) with the ugliness of old-school industrial (SWANS, Laibach, Skin Chamber).
Chosen as one of the Top 10 Albums of 1998 by Gino Filicetti (Chronicles of Chaos webzine). "(from their archive.org page)
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Thursday 13 October 2016

v.a.-No Mc Donald`s - tape 2-(Lethal Chaos Produzioni-Italy-199?)

Long compilation against the corporate burger millionaire Mc Donalds.
It includes lots of grind/crust punk bands,good recordings and few info. I must have the tape n1 somewhere in my messy cassette`s collection.
I will post it in future.
A discogs page about this label is here yet this compilation isn`t listed there. 
Enjoy the "chaos not music" of this nice sampler.
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Wednesday 12 October 2016

New Bulletin 31-(Mail Art Archive-Italy-1993)

Number 31 of  New Bulletin created and managed by Alessandro Ceccotto,who was also managing  a big Mail Art Archive in Adria(Northern Italy)-I wrote about him when I posted the fanzine The Mouth.
Alessandro started this publication in 1988 and He was printing 4 issues at year,all the people involved received a free copy of it.
In this number lots of interesting articles (some in english  some other in italian) about mail art and related issues.Flyers,mail art invitations,pictures,art-works...
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Tuesday 11 October 2016

CULVER-Flesh Wound Element-(Matching Head-UK-199?)

Another tape by  Lee Stokoe aka Culver,I already posted the split tape with Onco,the one with Cefodie  the one  with E.H.I. and also the split with Enigma Analogico.
In this nice 1side only cassette Culver offer us a great mix of experimental electronics touching the ambient,the noise,rhythmic feedbacks and more genius forms of muZiK.
Only for the lovers of lo-fi post-industrial noise collages.
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Sunday 9 October 2016

AMMONIACA PUNX-Ammoniaca Punx-(Self Released-Italy-199?)

10 tracks of melodic ,fast  and well played HC punk by this italian combo with female voice!They were from the capital:Rome  and I guess this is their first(and maybe only) production.
Very good studio recording +  a xeroxed cover sleeve with very little info.The lyrics have a personal touch,far from the usual
Anybody out there with more info about this band???
Up the punx!
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Friday 7 October 2016

Hiskias Möttö & Mojakka-Kotistereokasetti-(Kaupalliset Levyt-Finland-2003)

Hiskias Möttö & Mojakka is a band haling from Finland!They play folk music from their own country,all the info in the cover sleeve are in finnish,therefore I have little knowledge about them. 
I don`t know if those songs are classic finnish folk songs or if are their own compositions,I think so but...and please do not ask me what they are singing about.
The recording is pretty good,a discogs page about them is here
yet  there are no relevant info about them.
If you are into folk and polka then you`ll like this one.
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Wednesday 5 October 2016

SCUM-Live 31/03/1990-(Resistance Productions-Switzerland-c60-1990)

Scum was an anarcopunk band from Bottorop in Germany,a discogs page about them is here.
This tape was captured live on the 31/03/1990 and then released on the Swiss Resistance Productions a label covered in this blog many times.
As for their music expect raw angry HC punk with political lyrics.The folded cover sleeve reports lyrics and addresses.
Chaos Not Music.
ps-this tape is not indexed
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Monday 3 October 2016

D.L.K.-The Hell Key Zine N3-(Italy-April 1997)

Number 3 of this amazing fanzine created  by Marc Urselli in the mid 90s,this excellent fanzine is still on as webzine,check it here.
I already posted the number 2 and also the number 7 which came out with a compilation cd,you will find it here.
 This was one of the best fanzine covering industrial,ebm,new wave and goth in Italy at the time.It was in double languange(English and Italian).I am going to add here the introduction for this number.
Enjoy it.

Saturday 1 October 2016

v.a.-YOU`RE ON YOUR OWN-(Flat Earth Records-UK-1999)

Long compilation on cd edited  by Flat Earth Records put onto a DAT '98/'99 at studio 23 and distributed by the London based distro Active Distribution.
Lots of good artists offering us a big range of industrial music,experimental electronics,noise and HC Punk.
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1 Bleb Boum Bom 3:22
2 Jalopaz Anarcho-Sleaze 2:25
3 Leo Slayer Which One Of Us Is Moving Faster? 4:04
4 Dixie Blonde Action The Sound Of The Bullet In Slow Motion 2:34
5 Soar Throat* AKA Outside Of The Skull Feedback 2:06
6 Suffer / Brilleaux To The End (Gridlocked Clockwork Mix) 1:51
7 Joshua Norton Cabal The Downside Of Polygamy 5:16
8 Jazzfinger Three Generations Of Still Air [Excerpt] 5:32
9 Orrin De Forest Orrin De Forest Will Kick Your Ass Motherfucker 3:27
10 Jerstice Beezels Had Me Drowned 10:51
11 Infinite Lives Poke Once Segundos Y Eternidad 0:13
12 Bleb The Air That I Breath 2:10
13 Charles Bascomb 1952 Junk Commission Blues 5:01
14 Leo Slayer Are We Related? 1:05
15 Stipetic* Diminished Responsability 3:16
16 Stalingrad (2) Fear, Honour And Robert Capa 3:03
17 Hellfiller Betrayal Of A Rib 5:38
18 Bullpup All Clear For Coffins [Excerpt] 4:59
19 Amanita Muscaria Stellawreck (186 000 000 Miles Per Sec.) 7:49