Yes, it took a ridiculous while to get this thing done. Obviously lots
has happened since the last issue and I'll try to cover some of the
most important news. Next one will have some real reviews again!
Splitups, breakups, rest in pieces, hope-there-won't-be-a-reunion
BANDS THAT ARE NO MORE section:
PCP from Groningen
I left the band in January and the rest decided to definitely call it
quits. In the past 10 years of existence, we've done alot of tours and 3
EP's plus a full CD. Oene the guitarplayer is busy with some other
projects and Pelle is still busy drumming with FLEAS AND LICE.
SHIKARI from Groningen
Will do a farewell concert on 7th May in Simplon (small venue upstairs)
with Seein'Red and another band. The split 7" with ACAO DIRETA
has been released last year by UPS/De Graanrepubliek and the the new split 9" with Louis
Cyphre will be out this month and the 1999-2004 tape for South East Asia
has been released just recently. See
for more info.
BULLSHIT SCIENCE from Groningen
Some members joined SCUMNATION.
ILL11 from Groningen
Quit after their European tour. The drummer is now playing in GRINDING
HALT and IRON CAGE.
DANDARE from Kampen/Den Haag
Drummer went on to play in VITAMIN X. Guitarplayer is in a new band called
COCKROACH from Panningen
Call it quits after 9 years. Just released a new CD called "Take Four".
Will do a small UK tour and 4 more shows, Final show will be at Trashfest
9 in Hoogeveen in June.
FLEAS AND LICE
just returned from the studio and have recorded 11 new songs for a LP that
is supposed to come out on Skuld Releases. The CD version and all
old stuff will be re-released soon on Rodent Pop Sicle Records from the
USA. March will have
an European tour with THE DRUG DEALERS from Saint-Brieuc/France.
recorded and mixed 8 new songs in the Kuschelrock Studio in Bremen for a
new LP/CD. This will be a thematic record about Genetic Technology and
will be a co-release between 10-15 labels. The CD will be released by Too
Circle from Japan. Hopefully out in may. Upcoming months will see some
promotional touring with RADIO BIKINI regarding the recently released
split 7" EP, and a 2 week French/Spanish tour.
INSTIL just returned
from a tour from Denmark and Sweden. Their latest CD release "Fire
Reflects In Ashes" gets alot of media attention.
THE LAST MILE
will go into the studio soon to record for a new LP.
AND THE IMPREGNATORS recorded songs for a first release. Think catchy
punkrock with ex-MOONLIZARDS drummer, FLEAS AND LICE guitarplayer and
ex-FREE RANGE TIMEBOMB guitarplayer.
THE KICKERS is a
relatively new punkrockband and plays with alot of enthusiasm and
conviction. They do pretty well in the mainstream/commercial scene.
THE ARCHITECT is a new band of Daniel (THE LAST MILE drummer), Wouter
(ex-REVOLT bass), Joop and Rene (both INSTIL) and are pretty technical
metalhardcore with emphasis on Goteburg Metal.
BURN THE ELITE
MINDFOK is still struggling to release the latest recordings.
GRINDING HALT has replaced the drummer. Now Hanz/ILL11 is taking over that
part. They play about 4 gigs a year.
IRON CAGE is a new
band with Ferry DANDARE/LADS and Rene/THE LAST MILE, and describe
themselves as emocore.
JOBCRUSHER from Zwolle have a new website at:
http://pindakaasschaaf.mentalwreckage.com/JOB and will go into the
ANIMOSITY from the mideast plays sloppy trashcore. I believe they have
MARY BELL from the south is heavy sludge with ALL TENSED UP! member.
from Hoogeveen reminds me abit of JOBCRUSHER. Fast and furious trashgrind
and just recorded at Dirty Bird Studio.
DE WAONZIN from Utrecht has Pepijn from MIHOEN
and are going to record in the famous Bunt's studio in May together with
MIHOEN! from Utrecht will release something new soon.
GEWAPEND BETON from Amsterdam are embryopunx playing great catchy
SEEIN'RED from Amersfoort wil tour Japan in March 2005.
GILGAMESH has members from POINT OF FEW and BETERCORE and can
best be described as screamo.
members from GILGAMESH (gtr), PROPAGATOR (gtr), PAYROLL (bass) and BURN
THE ELITE (drums)
and play youthcrew?!
is another new band and more metal. Like Slayer on 16 rpm. Has members
from INSTIL (gtr and vocs), and GILGAMESH (gtr). They have just added the
MAKILADORAS guitarplayer on drums.
Alkmaar area news:
BOYCOT 1995-2000 CD has been released and contains 48 songs and a nice
booklet. OLHO DE GATO split up and Billie the singer went on to form
SANGRE. Dan the drummer considers to keep going on though. Some new bands: MARKLAR rose from the ashes of ANARGEEKS and will
record soon. HBG is another new band with ex-DISTROY drummer.
HUMUS is still
ex-BETERCORE and released a split 7" EP with LäRM AS FUCK (this is
SEEIN'RED with Roy ATU on vocals). MAN MADE FILTH with ex-DISTROY. OMISSION with ex-BETERCORE.
still going strong. Mike D has joined/started a new sludge band called
CHILDREN OF GOD
ANTIDOTE is doing a
German tour with LOWER CLASS BRATS.
NAKSE BANANEN are also still going strong.
a break coz their drummer has some problems with his arm. Hope they will
keep going coz they're one of the few good Dutch crusty bands left.
KRIEGSTANZ new split 7" EP with I SHOT CYRUS from Brasil will
hopefully be out next month. Will be recording for a full length in April.
They'll be touring the USA together with SEEIN'RED in July. Drummer Rogier
now also plays in SANGRE, who already recorded for a 10".
Nico from CATHODE quit the band and is now doing a project with SICK
TERROR member Fabio and CATHODE guitarplayer Mark. He was replace by
Thale from THE BARNHOUSE EFFECT.
THE BARNHOUSE EFFECT continues with a female singer.
KEZUS KRIJST is
from Rotterdam and play very catchy dutchlanguage and uptempo punk.
Reminded me of Rastaknast alot! They have a cool 7" out!
HYSTERIA from Amsterdam is still going but nothing released (yet).
Abuse Records from
Belgium is putting out the 3 classic Holland Hardcore Tapes which were
released back in the 80's with tons of great bands. This will be a 5.5 LP
set with lots of extra info. This is already an instant classic! There
might be a big releaseparty with bands from this compilation (the ultimate
dutch hardcorepunk reunion).
Hoogeveen Trashfest launched a website last year with an archive and all
upcoming activities. www.trashfest.nl
Master Of Chaos, Dejan of
the Villa Friekens studio, is organising a BGK tribute. In 2-3 days, a
shitload of bands will record a BGK song in his studio. He's still
collecting bands, so if you're interested drop him a line at
ALL FOR NOTHING - Start At Zero CDEP
(AFN Records, NL)
ANTIDOTE - Tegengif/Ziedend Van Woede 7" EP split with SEEIN'RED
(Attack Records, GER)
ANTILLECTUAL - Silencing Civilization (Angry Youth, NL)
BAMBIX - Live At Hangar 110, Sao Paulo CD (Nitro, BRA)
BAMBIX - What's In A Name CD/LP (re-release, Daemon, USA)
BAMBIX - Club Matuchek CD/LP (Go-Kart, GER)
BLOOD I BLEED - Blood I Bleed 7" EP (Fast And Furious, NL)
BLOOD I BLEED - split 7" with UNHOLY GRAVE from Japan (Out Of Control,
BLOOD I BLEED - split 7" with UNDER PRESSURE from Canada (Podruido,
BOYCOT - Total Boycot 1995-2000 CD (Angry Records, ITA)
CATHODE - split 7" EP with SICK TERROR from Brasil (UPS, NL)
COCKROACH - Take Four CD (Kaz Re-Chords, SLO)
DODEWAARD - split LP with THE PEOPLE LISTENING, WONDER (Adagio 830/Grab
The Stars/Monocore/Mashnote, INT)
DODEWAARD - 4 way split CD with PETETHEPIRATESQUID, THIRD MEMORY, THEMA
ELEVEN (Impure Muzik, FRA)
GILGAMESH - This Could Be A Set Up MCD (Hectic Records, NL)
HOT 'N STEAMY MONKEYLOVE - Hot 'n Steamy Monkeylove CD (Deadlock, NL)
HUMUS - Campaign For Musical Destruction 7" EP split with LARM AS FUCK
INSTIL - Fire Reflects In Ashes CD (Garden Of Exile, NL)
KEZUS KRIJST - Kezus Krijst 7" (Selfreleased, NL)
KRUSH - split 7" EP with GRITOS DE ALERTA from Brasil (UPS, NL)
LARM AS FUCK - Campaign For Musical Destruction 7" EP split with HUMUS
LARM - Never Too Old To Pogo LP (Bootleg)
LAST TO GO - Young Studs And Rusty Razors split LP with SHAGGABLE SLUTS
(Kill Art Rock Records, NL)
LAST TO GO - The More You Search The Less You Find CD (Fast Track, NL)
LOS ASESINOS DE LA SUPERFICIALIDAD - Luchas Abstractas 7" EP
MAKILADORAS - split 7" with RADIO BIKINI (UPS/DP/Tofu
MALKOVICH - Malkovich CD (Coalition, NL)
MALKOVICH - 017 CDEP (Reflections, NL)
MALKOVICH - A Criminal Record CD (Reflections, NL)
MATKA TERESA - split 7" with FUCK ON THE BEACH from Japan (RSR, GER)
MIHOEN - split 7" EP with SICK TERROR from Brasil (UPS, NL)
MIHOEN - Mihoen 7" EP (Selfreleased, NL)
MISTAKE - Pancakes Is Another Religion, So Fuck Your Painted Smile 7" EP
(Kutpunk Records, NL)
MISTAKE - The Split EP 7"EP split with NO HOODLUMS (Pogopunx, NL)
MISTAKE - Out Of Existence 7"EP (Kutpunk Records, NL)
NO HOODLUMS - The Split EP split with MISTAKE (Pogopunx, NL)
OLHO DE GATO - 3 Ways Of Armageddon CD split with SOCIAL CHAOS & IRRITATE
(FIA/Buchos Discos/UPS, INT)
OMISSION - Omission 7" EP (Selfreleased, NL)
RADIO BIKINI - split 7" with MAKILADORAS (UPS/DP/Tofu
RAZOR CRUSADE - Infinate Water CD (Reflections, NL)
SACK-O'-WOES - Sack-O'-Woes 10" (U-Lit/Geesthuis, NL)
SEEIN'RED - Tegengif/Ziedend Van Woede 7" EP split with ANTIDOTE (Attack
SKULLS AND FLAMES - Skulls And Flames 12" EP (Dead Area, NL)
SHAGGABLE SLUTS - Young Studs And Rusty Razors split LP with LAST TO GO
(Kill Art Rock Records, NL)
SHIKARI - split 7" EP with PHOENIX BODIES from USA (Electric Human
SHIKARI - split 7" EP with ACAO DIRETA from Brasil (UPS/De Graanrepubliek,
SHIKARI - 1999-2003 CD (Level Plane, USA)
THE BIPS - If Life Was Like CD/LP (Red Giant Records, GER)
THE PEOPLE LISTENING, WONDER - split LP with DODEWAARD (Adagio 830/Grab
VITAMIN X - Bad Trip LP/CD (Havoc Records, USA)
VARIOUS - Parkhof Kerstival 2003 CD with CATHODE, ANTIDOTE, OdG, MMF and
KRIEGSTANZ (Selfreleased, NL)
VARIOUS - Punx.nl CD with 25 Dutch bands (Pleurop, NL)
Co-9 squat in Zwolle got evicted. A new building has been squatted and
they're already opened a bar.
Opdrift squat in Groningen won a courtcase and will have a brighter future
Bar Le Duc squat in Groningen is facing threat of eviction but nothing is
Rockin squat in Amsterdam is doing more and more gigs.