The Devil Next Door:You never know if your neighbour is a war criminal.

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I recently watched the five part series The Devil Next Door. It is a documentary about the arrest and prosectution of US citizen of Ukrainian descent John Demjanjuk for alleged war crimes. During WWII, Demjanjuk was an operator in gas chambers of infamous death camp Treblinka, called Ivan The Terrible by the inmates. He used to stab with his sword people on their way to death in gas chambers and cut off their body parts to make their deaths even more horrible. He worked in Ford factory in America, but was extradized to Israel to be processed there for his crimes. He defended himself that he was not that man, that he was framed for his Ukrainian anti Soviet movement sentiments. The crucial and almost only proof besides testimonies of the survivors was a photograph from the old ss identity card. This documentary series is heavy, heartbreaking when seeing actual survivors of Treblinka and other death camps stating their testimonies at the court in Israel. It is also a story of morality, ethics, how far could you sacrifice your ideals for money and what would you do for survival. Me personally wasn´t sure that the guy was Ivan The Terrible indeed, but as the series progressed and finished, now I am sure that the guy was a war criminal, whether that guy or some other ss camp killer it is not so important. Does war crime ever ends being important issue? Never! I have many old people in my neighbourhood, I often caught myself thinking while watching this series, how much do I know them? Maybe that smiling, old nice man was indeed a beast in human form killing thousands couple of decades ago. This is not light to watch, but it is important issue, never being out of importance.

Dutch punk rockers F.U.A. present their new guitarist!

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F.U.A. are proud to introduce their new guitar player Ray!

                        

Band statement:

“We met Ray through a co-worker, (funny how life works) and we immediately liked the guy! His sense of humor and dedication to music is exactly what we like in F.U.A. So it was an easy choice for us to ask him to be our new guitarist.

We are so happy F.U.A. has transformed from a 4-piece band to a 5-piece band again! Ray is going to have his debut on stage with us on the 7th of February and has been working very hard the last couple of weeks to learn the set!”

 

Ray stated:

“I joined the band a month ago, because I was looking for a punkband that had a little bit experience. So my friend told me about how his co-workers were part of F.U.A. and that they recorded a great album with WormholeDeath two years ago!

So for me it has been a nice challenge to learn all these great songs before our next gig. I hope we will give some great shows in 2020 and to begin working on new songs for our next record. The band now has an extra guitarist and I’m curious what kind of new music this will create”. – Ray

F.U.A. released their debut “Socially Transmitted Disease” in 2018 via Wormholedeath Records.

 

(review) Amitié/Karloff-Split single(No Funeral Records)

 

a2691951792_10No Funeral Records decided to treat us with their new short, but sweet release. Two songs, two bands. Amitié song is pure blasting hardcore punk with screaming vocals called A Love Letter and Karloff song The Dead Will Walk The Earth is screamo hardcore punk, but kinda bit more atmospheric and deeper, ranging from unbridled aggression to dreamlike ending of the song. Great little split record!

https://nofuneralsound.bandcamp.com/album/amiti-karloff