Italian melodic punk rock band 7Years announce new album “Lifetime”

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Italian melodic punk rock band 7Years announce upcoming album “Lifetime” / release new music video!

Hailing from Livorno, Italy and founded in 2001, melodic punk rockers 7Years will be releasing their upcoming full-length album “Lifetime” on Morning Wood Records (The Netherlands) and No Reason Records (Italy) on July 7th 2017.

With a couple of records in their back pocket and touring in Japan, Germany, Austria, Slovenia and Italy plus sharing stages with bands such as Lagwagon, Ten Foot Pole,Belvedere, Pulley, Shelter and Zebrahead, 2017 will be a promising year for the Italians! Oh, and did we already mention 7Years will be playing Bayfest (Italy) on August 14th with Bad Religion, Pennywise and Good Riddance?

Back to the record… 7Years recorded “Lifetime” in early 2017 and will feature thirteen new high quality melodic punk rock tracks. Besides that, guests vocals on two of the tracks are provided by Joey Cape (Lagwagon) and Hans Roofthooft (F.O.D.).
In support of the release, 7Years just put out a music video for the album’s title track.
Definitely feel free to share!

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(gig report)Petroleum Beat Motorock Festival-Lendava(Slo) 26.05.2017.

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Konačno je došao i taj dan kada će zaživiti najnoviji festival u ovom dijelu Slovenije, uz već uhodani Tepih na Paleti. Sjećam se nekada Flatuss festivala u Ljutomeru i odličnih bendova koji su tamo svirali, kao i No Border Jama u Mariboru koji mi je isto bio super. Festivala nikada dosta, kao i koncerata, pa se nadam da će se i iduće godine održati. Ove godine pripremljen je dvodnevni program, petak i subota, a na meniju se stvarno moglo naći za svakog ponešto. Mi smo posjetili prvi dan, koji je bio rezerviran za hardcore punk i metal.

Naša mala četveročlana ekspedicija je krenula na festival zbog poslovnih obveza u kasnopopodnevnim, odnosno ranovečernjim satima, iako je program počeo prema satnici već od 16:00. Uz kraće zaustavljanje radi snabdijevanja osvježenjima stigli smo na festival u obližnje Petišovce kraj Lendave bez nekih dužih zajebancija i čekanja na granici. Samo mjesto održavanja festivala je speedway stadion u malom selu Petišovci kraj Lendave, isti onaj na kojem se održava i Tepih na paleti, ali unutar samog stadiona. Kada smo stigli, parking meštar volonter nas je uputio da na livadi nađemo parking i po broju automobila smo vidjeli da se nije okupio veći broj posjetitelja, dobro, rekoh sebi, petak je, dan je još, a subota ionako donosi bendova za šire mase i ukuse posjetitelja kao što su Laibach, Let 3 i mnogi drugi. Na livadi koja je služila kao parking smo sreli i drugi dio čakovečke ekipe, pa smo se zajedno kvalitetno podružili.

Što se tiče bendova, nastup mađarskih Hellfreaks koje sam želio čuti/vidjeti sam nažalost propustio, jer su svirali u ranijem terminu kada mi još nismo pristigli na festival. Prvi bend koji sam čuo kada smo stigli je mađarski Pokolgep koji su svojevrsne legende mađarske heavy metal scene sa nebrojenim nizom godina rada, hrpetinom albuma, i jako brojnom i vjernom publikom. Mene se njihov otprilike jednosatni set nije baš dojmio, nekako su mi bili premekani za power metal, više onako hard rock i nisu me se dojmili. Drugi bend i jedan od onih zbog kojih sam došao, bili su slovenski Odpisani, na neki način domaćini ovog festivala. Prvi puta sam ovaj bend gledao uživo daleke 1996.na Tzcha open airu u Čakovcu kojeg su radili Teo Petričević i Neno Martinec i od tada ih volim. Prije nekoliko godina izdali su odličan album Šah Mat i na jednoj od promocija albuma u Črenšovcima u Sloveniji smo i mi svirali. Za vrijeme seta Odpisanih publika se lagano punila pred binom, a bend je opako rokao svoj set metaliziranog hardcore punka sa političkom porukom, ali i odličnom dozom zajebancije.

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Redali su stvari sa još uvijek aktualnog albuma kao što je jedna od meni omiljenih Na grmadi, a i ostale iz svih perioda benda. Odsvirali su i odličnu novu pjesmu Marsovci koja će se nalaziti na novom albumu kojeg pripremaju i jako se radujem jer sudeći po ovoj pjesmi, materijal će sigurno biti super. Pripremili su i iznenađenje jer su u suradnji sa Irish Robom iz Exploited i Robbiem, gitaristom Exploited roknuli UK 82, naravno obradu Exploited. Atmosfera dobra, hardcore energija u zraki i odlični Odpisani pripremili su nas za jednog od headlinera, a to je Exploited. Nažalost, kao i nedavno u Zagrebu, bend je nastupio bez bolesnog frontmana i ikone benda Wattiea koji se oporavlja od infarkta koji ga je udario na jednom od gigova nedavne turneje. Irish Rob, basist benda se sasvim odlično snašao u ulozi frontmana i ekipa se odlično zabavljala uz bend kojem se na licima vidjelo da im je jako ugodno i drago svirati iako je Wattiea zadesila bolest. Svirali su praktički sve hitove, poznate i manje poznate kao što su Troops of tomorrow, Alternatives, Porno Slut, Beat the bastards…

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Ne mogu se svrstati među fanove Exploiteda, jer su me uvijek više furali neki drugi punk hardcore bendovi i nisam ih nikada pretjerano slušao, niti volio, ali ovaj nastup benda bio je sasvim dobar. Na vokalu su malo pomogli i gosti poput Boruta iz Odpisanih i naravno, na kraju publike koja je napunila stage za vrijeme Sex and Violence.

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Nakon nastupa Exploited došle su nakratko jake snage slovenskih plavaca odnosno policije koji su nekog tražili koliko sam shvatio radi paljenja bengalke za vrijeme nastupa Exploiteda, ali su se brzo razišli, a na stage je stupio drugi headliner slovenski Pankrti. Ovaj legendaran punkrock bend predvođen Perom Lovšinom slavi 40.obljetnicu benda i svirali su svoj set punkrock himni, no ja sam okolo zujao ne mogu reći da sam baš pratio njihov nastup, ali ekipa koja ih je gledala se odlično zabavljala. Jedino je mali bed što im je nastup počeo praktički pred desetak ljudi, no to se ubrzo popravilo. Gledao sam ih i slušao 2015.na Špancirfestu u Varaždinu i ne mogu reći da su me baš nešto impresionirali tada, pa nisu ni sad.

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Došao je red da zadnji bend zatvori prvi dan festivala, a taj zadatak je pripao još jednom legendarnom punk bendu, a to je srpski KBO! Predvođeni neuništivim frontmanom Vujom, rokali su praktički sve stare hitove benda koje smo slušali kao klinci. Redale su se Za jedan korak, Perspektiva, Moja sloboda, Prošlost, Per aspera.. i naravno na kraju i legendarna stvar Samoća koju smo i mi svirali, a čuo sam je toliko puta po gigovima u interpretacijama skoro svakog punk benda na sceni, pa je bilo jako lijepo konačno čuti originalne tvorce pjesme kako drmaju originalnu stvar. Nije bilo baš nešto komunikacije s publikom i djelovali su prvi dio seta prilično neraspoloženi, no to se ubrzo promijenilo. Meni su bili super, prvi puta sam ih sada gledao i slušao uživo.

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Koncerti su za prvi dan završili, a na programu je još bio striptease koji se meni činio više kao live porno, te DJ Vuk. Parti se nastavio za neke od nas do jutarnjih sati i sunca, pa još ližemo rane. Sve u svemu, zahvaljujem ekipi koja je organizirala i radila mukotrpno na ovom festivalu i nadam se da će festival postati obavezna stanica svake godine.

 

(music reviews)Dwaal-Darben ep+Demo/S.U.S.-Slepi Putnik/Setbacks-Oceans Apart

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Dwaal-Darben ep+Demo

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There is a proof that besides black metal there is some other music in Norway after all! The proof comes in the shape of Dwaal, the band from Oslo, Norway. Unlike many of their fellow countrymen Dwaal play doom metal. This is their debut ep containing two songs. “Not a Soul” is a long song starting dreamy but later it develops in quite a doom monsterlike epic song full of tortured vocals, atmosphere, fat riffs and melody. The vocals kinda remind me of early My Dying Bride but not that gutural and are mixed with harshness but melody of Paradise Lost Nick Holmes. Everybody who is reading this webzine knows that I am no fan of long songs, but with this band time passes quick wallowing in misery. The second song “Archon Rise” is a bit shorter than the above mentioned but it is in my opinion even more anthemic and full of emotions. There is also demo with two songs available but the ep is much better than the demo musicaly and in song structures. I listened to this ep on the late afternoon when the sky was slowly turning dark and the late Spring storm was coming. The feeling was excellent, you should try it.

8/10

https://dwaaldoom.bandcamp.com/

S.U.S.-Slepi putnik

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I have heard about Sistematsko Uništavanje Sistema from Belgrade, Serbia, shortened S.U.S. only recently when Terzo sent me new video to see and hear and I was immediately impressed by what I hearfd. Not long after that this album came out and after I listened to it for the third time I decided to write something about it for my webzine. After the first listening the album sticks to your ear after the second listening it becomes excellent and now after the third listening that it is a phenomenal band and a phenomenal album. I read somewhere that it is a second album for this band and that the first one came out a while ago, but I never heard it so I cant compare the two. This album contains ten punk n roll songs played by this trio with an amazing dose of energy and anger. This guys realy know how to play. The lyrics are in Serbian language and they are a perfect blend of personal and socio-political themes. The production is, as is the case with most Serbian bands, high top quality. I swore that I have to catch these guys live somewhere cause I am sure that they are an amazing live band. This is one of the best albums coming out of Serbia this year so far. Get this! Top songs:”Sudbina”, “Ja putujem”, “Za tvoje dobro”.

10/10

http://www.facebook.com/susroll

Setbacks-Oceans Apart(Morning Wood Records)

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I just love good melodic punk hardcore music and Setbacks debut album out on Morning Wood Records is just the right stuff for all of you who love shredding guitars, fast songs, excellent vocal melodies and great harmony back vocals. Boy, does this album take me back in the 90-s or what? It not strange because the members of this band played in many great bands, for example Pridebowl, Lowprofile, Wiseheimer, Delayed and Still Thinking. The five guys combined all their experience and love for melodic punkrock in this new band and created a monster of a record! The curiosity is that they live spread across four different continents. The album contains 14 songs and I enjoyed every single second from the opening riff of “Zenith” to the final second of the last song “Mind Control”. The songs are fast and very energetic but also emotional. Now you will say, what is so special with this band cause there is certainly many others like it out there? Maybe, but this is an excellent debut album and the people who are really into that kind of music will recognize it as an instant classic. The album also features some prominent guests like members of Belvedere, Mute and Double Negative. I predict that this band will be big any time soon and that they will earn their place in the pantheon of the greatest punkrock bands! Top songs:”Oceans Apart”, “Victory”, “Too much time”.

10/10

Website: www.morningwoodrecords.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/morningwoodrec

Trening za umiranje

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Mada sam o ovom bendu već pisao u ovom zineu i mnogi znaju za moj gorko sladak odnos s ovim bendom. Na pisanje ovog teksta potaklo me to što sam nedavno pročitao konačno knjigu Aleksandra Dragaša, nazvanu po pjesmi Hladnog Piva-Trening za umiranje, koja je biografija prvih 20-ak godina karijere ovog prije punk a sada više rock benda iz Gajnica.

Zašto gorko-sladak odnos? E, pa zato što mi je koncert ovog benda daleke 1994.u čakovečkom Klubu bio prvi punk koncert kojeg sam pohodio i danas ga se sa sentimentom sjećam kao prvog, ali ono, mitološkog punk koncerta moje “karijere” polaženja koncerata i festivala. Pio sam uz ovaj bend, volio, urlao njihove tekstove, i mogu reći da su njihovi albumi “Džinovski” i “Gad” tekstualno imali ogroman utjecaj na moje odrastanje i formiranje kao osobe. Isto tako, njihov četvrti album “Pobjeda” mi se zauvijek osim po odličnim pjesmama utisnuo u sjećanje kao jedan od zadnjih albuma koje sam slušao sa mojom mlađom sestrom koja je poginula nedavno nakon što je album izašao. “Šamar” kao odličan album opet nosi u meni neke druge uspomene sa granice mog postajanja odrasle osobe. Bio sam barem jednom na gigu Hladnog piva nakon izlaska svakog od ovih albuma i uvijek mi je bilo jebeno odlično.

To je sladak dio,  a sada je red na onaj gorči dio. Nakon “Šamara” nekako su mi se izgubili, kao neki scenski elitist smatrao sam da su njihovi izgubili neki underground dodir, previše šminkera i seljaka je počelo pohoditi njihove koncerte i nisam se više osjećao dobro na njihovim gigovima. Do novog albuma koji mi je opet odličan odnosno “Dani zatvorenih vrata” istodobno sam ih volio i mrzio. Sada ih opet volim, ta mržnja i neki moj scenski elitizam se izgubio na pragu moje četrdesete godine života i konačno mogu reći nakon slušanja da mi se novi materijali sviđaju jednako kao i stari. Što sam pročitao u knjizi?

Moja osnovna zamjerka knjizi je da nije ni biografija benda, niti osobna Aleksandrova priča o njegovom životu, vezana paralelno uz bend, nego nešto između. Znate ono, nije ni, nije ni! Morao je odrediti po mom mišljenju bolje u kojem smjeru će knjiga ići, jer na kraju nije ispalo baš dobro. Nemojte me krivo shvatiti, knjiga je zanimljiva za čitanje i jedinstven dokument jedne ere jednog, pa možemo reći od najznačajnih bendova hrvatske rock scene od 90-ih naovamo. Kada sam pročitao u knjizi koliko se bend naradio i koliko govana najeo do uspjeha, koliko truda i odricanja kao u najnapetijem filmu, drago mi je eto da je dečkima uspjelo. Priča o uspjehu i trudu ne razlikuje se od priče nekih drugih bendova koji su u svijetu uspjeli na sličan način, ali je ipak poprilično jedinstvena za naše prostore. Nikada nisam mogao biti objektivan prema stvaralaštvu ovog benda, iako sam ih jedno vrijeme mrzio zbog toga što su postali, skidam im kapu do poda i nakon svega, svih tih godina, mogu reći da sam fan i hvala im na nekim pjesmama i albumima koji su utjecali na mene kroz moje formativne godine. Iako je ovo zine posvećen undergroundu prvenstveno, iako se više ne mogu nazvati punk bendom, mislim da ovaj članak itekako ima mjesto u ovom zineu.

THE MORNING IS FOR SLEEPING: THE NEW ALBUM “IN TRUTH AND LIES” OUT VIA THIS IS CORE!

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“In Truth And Lies” the new album of italian alternative metal band The Morning Is For Sleeping is finally out via This Is Core! The release includes the first single “Hollywood”, available here. About the new album, bass player Jacopo Peruzzo says: “‘In Truth And Lies’ was recorded at Kick Recording Studio in Rome. The album talks about the contraposition between what is wrong and what is right, a difference that most of the times is not so easy to find. Songs like ‘Hollywood’, ‘Trust Me I’m A Liar’, ‘Here Comes The Light’ and ‘King Of Nothing’ are the example of the internal fight of a person who wants to run away from a world that he fit in no more, made of fake things rather of reality. Songs like ‘Behind The Door’ and ‘Find, Lose, Learn’ talks about the hope of people who can find a way out in feelings and in other person. But every song is accounted by one theme: is about the fight of every person who finds himself in a point of his life and he have to choose: stay in a comfortable lie or run away to an hard living real life”.

“In Truth And Lies” track listing
01 Intro
02 Behind The Door
03 Hollywood
04 King Of Nothing
05 Find, Lose, Learn
06 Trust Me, I’m A Liar
07 Here Comes The Light
08 Unknown (We Are)
09 Graves Of Despise
10 For You

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(music reviews):Dimmu Borgir-Forces Of The Northern Night/God Dethroned-The World Ablaze/Christine-All Those Years We Werent Together

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Dimmu Borgir-Forces Of The Northern Light(Nuclear Blast)

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This band crossed the strict black metal genre boundaries long time ago. Started as a symphonic black metal from Norway, they built up respectable career through the years and they are now playing some sort of dark symphonic metal that has roots in black metal but it is miles far ahead of the genre purist definition if the genre. Their music is full of bombastic anthemic grandeur. To top it off, this is a double DVD/cd release containing live in concert songs from the two shows. First is the now legendary show with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra & Choir which was broadcasted on national Norwegian tv. The second is Wacken show with hundred musicians on stage. Many fans from the old day claim that the band sold out no more having black metal underground ideals, but in my opinion Dimmu was always an excellent band and I am sure that they worked their asses off to get to where they are now. It is fun to hear highlights like “Gateways”, “Mourning palace”, “Vredesbyrd” and all the others in such orchestral dark grandeur. You wont regret getting this one.

9/ 10

http://www.nuclearblast.de/

God Dethroned-The World Ablaze(Metal Blade)

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Wow! I didnt even know that vocalist/guitarrist Henri Sattler reformed this fine Dutch melodic death/black metal band in 2014. Hence, the new tenth studio album is out containing ten new songs! I was always a sucker for their blend of melodic almost Gothenburg style-like riffs and black metal styled vocals garnished with energetic blastbeats here and there. The lyrics are in the vein of the last two studio albums, that means the lyrical themes are war and carnage. There are no fillers and bad songs on this album, so all the songs are just excellent from the intro “A Call to Arms” to the closing riffs of “The 11th Hour”. I can only congratulate God Dethroned on this excellent new album which walks upon the traces of their finest works.

9,5/10

http://www.metalblade.com/

Christine-All Those Years We Werent Together

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This is Italian experimental neofolk/ambient debut album made by Marco Landi( Aseptic White Age). This project was created in winter of 2015.and it took two years for the completion of this great album. The record itself is divided in five chapters telling the story about the state of deep unconciousness. Sounds strange, eh? The musc and the atmosphere of this album is just brilliant. It has almost calm and peaceful atmosphere created by the interaction of acoustic guitars and synth backgrounds. It also creates some eerie feelings that make goosebumps on my skin. The saxophone heard in some songs also adds up to the noire and desolate feeling. Listening to this record sounds like being in a coma and dreaming about some other dark but beautiful dimensions. The male/female vocals when they are used are mostly spoken and less sung. The songs are quite long but in no way boring because the arrangments and the melodies are great. I can not say which songs highlight the album because it is a whole story waiting for you to listen from the beggining to the end. So, support Marcos great work and get this record.

8/10

https://www.facebook.com/Christineproject

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Amazon: https://www.amazon.it/All-Those-Years…

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HANIWA: THE NEW ALBUM “HELLEVEN” OUT NOW, NEW VIDEOCLIP FOR “HANIWA” AVAILABLE SOON!

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Italian thrash metal act Haniwa has released a new album called “Helleven” via Qua Rock Records. The music is rapid, groovy and catchy, at times with melodic openings. This album is the result of an hard work, made of sweat, passion and attitude, where Haniwa unleashed all their experience and musical impetuousness. The first video taken from the single “Haniwa” will be available soon.

About the new album, the band says: “We have composed 11 songs where we believe that our unusual and personal vision of the music is contained, including the listening of totally different music genres in decades but represented in the Haniwa’s way. Haniwa means brutality, aggression, melody and rhythm with a fresh and direct attitude, which takes natural inspiration from the single elements background, but the explosive mix goes beyond the sum of them. The album is the evolution of an instinctive EP, played by impulse, which allowed the band to create a synergy and a compositional maturity that permitted within a year to conceive Helleven”.

“Helleven” artwork and track listing:

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1) No More
2) At Daggers Drawn
3) Tomorrow
4) Think This
5) Volcano
6) Tides Of Time
07) Haniwa
08) Fire Eyes
09) Return To Obscurity
10) Suffer
11) Helleven

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