(knjiga za fanove)Matthew Stover-“Star Wars:Revenge of the Sith”

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Svi koji čitaju ovaj zine od samih njegovih početaka, znaju za moju fascinaciju fantasyem, a pogotovo Star Wars proširenim univerzumom koji je krenuo davne 1991.kada je Timothy Zahn izdao novu Thrawn trilogiju koja se nastavlja na događaje iz Return of the Jedi i za koju još uvijek žalim i vjerojatno ću vječno žaliti što nije ekranizirana.

Vratimo se na ovu knjigu. Kao što naslov govori i kao što je većina gledala, knjiga govori o događajima i opisuje kao roman događaje iz filma odnosno epizode tri. Naravno, film je bio genijalan, ali knjiga je još bolja zato što na širi način opisuje svu tragedije i pad Republike, uspon Imperija i tragičan pad Jedi reda. Ono što je u ovoj knjizi na dirljiv način opisano je kraj bratstva, kraj prijateljstva Obi Wan Kenobia i Anakina Skywalkera što kulminira dvobojem i obračunom na obali užarenog jezera lave planete Mustafar, gdje je Anakin izgubio tijelo i ljudskost i postao Darth Vader nepovratno izgubivši bilo kakvu vezu sa starim životom. Jednako je šire opisana Padme, njena smrt kao i završetak Klono ratova odnosno konačan obračun sa grofom Dookuom i generalom Grievousom.

Moja fascinacija traje i dok sam živ ću voljeti Star Wars. Vječno sam zahvalan gospodinu Georgu Lucasu što je stvorio jedan svijet koji mi je uvijek pružao na nekoliko sati utočište od stvarnih briga, bilo gledajući filmove, bilo čitajući knjige kojih u kolekciji imam preko 30-ak, bilo gledajući crtane serije. Star Wars su uvijek tu bili za mene. Kao i hardcore. Savršena kombinacija.

 

(record review)REACH-“Demo”

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It is hard to write something objective about the band in which one of the guys is your friend, but I will try. This new band is hailing from Slovenia, Prekmurje area, near to my hometown in the north of Croatia. This is their first demo consisting of three songs namely “Who”, “The Walk” and “Puppets”. Reach play brutal metallic modern version of hardcore with brutal growling vocals mixed with some clean spoken word, double bass drumming and cutting merciless guitar hooks. This kind of hardcore is a little too slow for me because I am an old school asshole who prefers faster stuff with more punk influences but this is nicely done demo and stuff just made for moshing, so support the guys, book them gig or two, buy their merch and listen to their stuff! I am sure the next material will be even better!

7/10

Booking & Contact: reach.pomurje@gmail.com

http://www.reach-hc.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/reachhc
https://www.instagram.com/reach_hardcore

(record review)NO TURNING BACK-“No Time To Waste”(Take Control Records)

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It is hard to believe that this Dutch hardcore band tears their way through the stages and the scene for 20 years now! They became one of the better known and loved European hardcore bands through their records, their openess and their friendship and loyalty to hardcore. They played on almost all the important festivals and toured all over, so they also played my home country Croatia couple of times. Time to talk a bit about the new record. The album contains 12 songs of pure hardcore in the 1990-s vein, meaning fast drumming, energetic songs, shouted vocals with lot of jumping and singalong choruses. The first two songs, “I wont fall” and “Hold on tight” are fast energetic anthems with some groovy hooks telling the all known well story about never giving up and holding on. “Heart of stone” is a personal vent about broken friendship and emotions. There are also more engaged songs on the record like “Sick society” that deals with greed, envy, chaos and fear. “End this war” starts with merciless groove that develops into fast drumming and pure energy. But in my opinion the true anthems and best songs from this record are “Turn the tide” and “Together” that remind you when listening why is hardcore so beautiful and the best music in the world. Everyone who loves this band and this kind of hardcore will love them even more, those that dont go listen to something else.

8,5/10

https://noturningback.bandcamp.com/

(record review)COMPANION-“Unbroken”(1054 Records)

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Companion is Austrian hardcore band from Vienna, formed in summer of 2012. They released two ep-s and one album until this second effort that came out last month on Australian label 1054 Records. The five piece from the beautiful town of Vienna play so called Vienna style hardcore, with heavy beating grooves and some fast parts. The music is very heavy and brutal but also played from the heart. The lyrics are of mostly in English and deal with never giving up through the heart times and motivating the listener to fight and go on. The lyrics also deal with concerns over right wing activism blossoming all over Europe and about refugee crisis and stuff like that…The album contains 10 songs +intro and outro. Some of the album highlights are the title track with its motivational lyrics and captivating groove but also heavy riffs. The outstanding tracks are also “Cold Concrete” and “The Enemy” featuring Mike from Only Attitude Counts as guest performance. For me the absolutely best song on this album is the closing track “One Life” that is true hardcore anthem. This record is great piece of European hardcore.

8/10

http://www.companionhardcore.com/store

http://www.instagram.com/companionhc

http://www.facebook.com/companionhc

 

(gig report)DIY GIG:MIDNIGHT CLIMAX/SENF/GEMIŠT/FAJRUNT-22.07.2017.-Varaždin

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Varaždin već duže vrijeme nema klub u kojem bi se mogli organizirati i održavati koncerti bendova sa underground scene, koja je bogata odličnim i raznolikim bendovima. Varaždin je uvijek imao dobru sceni i s jedne strane je žalosno da nema kluba, a s druge je jako dobra ideja snalaziti se organizacijom DIY gigova po dvorištima Varaždina i bliže okolice.

Nedavno je osnovana D.A.K. Bambucha(Društvo Alternativnih Kulturnjaka), udruga sa ciljem promicanja alternativne kulture i organiziranjem popratnih sadržaja u DIY duhu, koja je sve to digla na malo viši nivo i toplo se nadam da će radi trud udruge jednog dana uroditi plodom kod političkih glavešina grada i varaždinske županije, pa će se naći i neki klub.

Pošto je bilo krasno subotnje vruće ljetno popodne otišli smo na gig i taman negdje kako smo stigli na mjesto događanja, počeo je svirati prvi bend MIDNIGHT CLIMAX čiji članovi dolaze iz različitih gradova kao što su Čakovec, Koprivnica, ali sjedište im je Zagreb. O ovom bendu je već bilo riječi na stranicama ovog zinea, pošto smo radili interview i recenzirali njihov demo, a žarko sam ih želio negdje uhvatiti uživo, jer sam o njihovim nastupima čuo samo riječi hvale. Nisam se prevario, bili su odlični. Radi se o hardcoreu taman po mojoj mjeri, brzo, energično i kratko. Kada bih morao opisati njihovu muziku, opisao bih je kao spoj Circle Jerks, ranih Suicidal Tendencies i Spermbirdsa, čiji cover “No Punks in K-Town” su i odsvirali. Moram pohvaliti i vokala Matea za energičan nastup unatoč velikoj vrućini.

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Kao drugi na red za sviranje dolaze SENF bend koji je nastao na pepelu Rectal Destroyer, sa promijenjenom postavom i sada sviraju neki crossover sa dosta brzih metal utjecaja, nešto stonera i naravno punka sa uglavnom zajebantskim tekstovima iz svakodnevnog života. Vokali i back vokali su prilično brutalni, muzika je brza i energična a promovirali su svoj novi, drugi po redu e.p. koji je izašao ovih dana. Prašili su kojih pola sata, taman ono za dušu.

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Vrijeme brzo leti i došlo je vrijeme za treći bend, a to je GEMIŠT. Zadnji put kada sam ih gledao uživo su svirali bez gitarista, znači only bass and drum, a sada su bili u kompletnoj postavi. Gemišt sviraju grindcore na varaždinsko zagorski način i otprašili su svoj nastup onako kako i grindcore bend treba, znači brzo i ni prekratko niti predugo, kojih 25 minuta nastupa grind energije!

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Kao četvrti i zadnji bend, čijem nastupu sam se najviše radovao, svirao je FAJRUNT, melodični punkrock bend iz Varaždina. Gledao sam ih više puta u staroj postavi i živo me zanimalo kako će to zvučati u novoj postavi, jer su ovih dana izdali novi, drugi po redu album, koji mi je odličan i jako sam se veselio njihovom nastupu. Nisam se razočarao, super su kombinirali novi materijal i neke hitove s prvog albuma i zvučali su fenomenalno. Ono što me impresioniralo je, da nisu imali pripremljenu setlistu, već su onako iz glave lupali stvari koje su onda odrokali kao da ne postoji sutra. Preodličan bend, preodličan nastup!

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Gig je završio, planiraju se nova događanja, a ovaj zine želi D.A.K.Bambucha puno uspjeha i potruditi ćemo se pomoći medijski i marketinški koliko možemo da Varaždin napokon dobije klub koji zaslužuje!

 

(record review)FAJRUNT-“Predstava”

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This band comes from Varaždin, Croatia and this is their second album. When they released their first album, the music was okay but in my opinion they lacked some punk aggression and although the first album had its moments, it was more poppy than punk effort with too many light songs. This new album comes as a surprise and a really pleasent one! After they made some lineup changes and continued on as a trio they made a step forward as a band. This new album contains 14 songs plus intro and it is a tour de force in melodic punk like no other band does in these northern parts. All the lyrics are in Croatian language and the lyrics are more angry, more straight forward in your face, although they continued that nice personal line in throughout all the songs. The album in on the repeat all the time and I have been listening it for one week solidly and it never ceases to amaze me! There was once in Varaždin one band called Ateisti, that was and still is, the best band from Varaždin in my opinion, but Fajrunt is the only band that filled the hole that was created when Ateisti disbanded. These guys sure know how to play and how to deliver excellent songs! Download their album for free and listen and enjoy! Top songs:”Protiv zidova”, “Predstava”, “Na ulici”.

10/10

https://www.facebook.com/fajruntvz

 

Shattered Sun Streaming New Album

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SHATTERED SUN STREAMING NEW ALBUM
The Evolution Of Anger In Stores Tomorrow

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“A heady mix of blistering rage, immersive harmonies, and screaming fretwork” – METAL HAMMER

“Shattered Sun unleash some serious pummeling” – LOUDWIRE

“Delivering wall-toppling breakdowns and lots of fist-pumping fury” – ROCK SOUND

“Guitar thrash with energy” – METAL INJECTION

“Angry and anthemic, this is easily the best melodic metal release of the year” – NEW NOISE

“A ripper with no intention to cease” – METAL WANI

“Soaring melodic riffs that instantly stick in your head” – DEAD RHETORIC

SHATTERED SUN have partnered with Terrorizer Magazine to stream their highly anticipated sophomore album,The Evolution Of Anger, available tomorrow everywhere music is sold.

The Evolution Of Anger Streaming Now @ Terrorizer.

The Texas mob recently released a pair of videos ahead of the album’s release, “Hollow Chains,” and “Burn it Down.”

SHATTERED SUN’s first tour in support of The Evolution Of Anger finds them joining the 2017 Vans Warped Tour beginning July 26 outside of St. Louis, MO, and rounding out the tour on its final date in Pomona, CA on August 6. Fall tour details will be announced soon.

SHATTERED SUN on Vans Warped Tour 2017

JULY

26 – Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

27 – Bonner Springs, KS @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheatre

28 – Dallas, TX @ Starplex Pavilion

29 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center

30 – Houston, TX @ NRG Park

AUGUST

1 – Las Cruces, NM @ NMSU Intramural Field

4 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre

5 – San Diego, CA @ Qualcomm Stadium

6 – Pomona, CA @ Pomona Fairplex

The Evolution Of Anger Track Listing:

1. Keep Your Eyes Shut

2. Blame

3. Declassified

4. Hollow Chains

5. Out For Justice

6. Die For Nothing

7. Burn it Down

8. Like Gasoline

9. Terminal

10. Hope Dies

 

Marcos Leal (Vocals)

Daniel Trejo (Guitar)

Jessie Santos (Guitar / Vocals)

Robert Garza (Drums)

Joseph Guajardo (Bass)

Henry Garza (Keys / Vocals)