Zaga Zaga – S/T

Phillip Stounn 2017, hardcore punk, israel, mathcore, middle east, punk, Punk News, review, Reviews, zaga zaga 0 Comments

Artist: Zaga ZagaTitle: S/TRelease: Vinyl / Tape / Digital Year: 2017 Label: Crust Baby Records, HowToBeCool Records, Rip Roaring Shit Storm Records, Cave Canem Records. I was thrilled to be hearing a band coming from the Middle East, especially from Israel. Something as awesome as Zaga Zaga that comes to mind, thanks to my random bandcamp discoveries. I personally bought …

Direwolves – The Great Year

Mittens XVX 2017, Direwolves, emo, france, hardcore, neo-crust, post-hardcore, Punk News, review, Reviews, screamo 0 Comments

Artist: Direwolves Title: The Great Year Release: Digital / LP Year: 2017 Label: Throatruiner Records It took almost three years for Direwolves to come up with the successor to their magnificent “Aegri Somnia”. The new rager, called “The Great Year”, is another outburst of strong emotions coming from this French band, and there’s no doubt, they put a lot of effort into this record. First and …

Mental Architects – Ascend

Angel S. 2017, ascend, bulgaria, math rock, mental architects, Punk News, review, Reviews, sofia 0 Comments

Artist: Mental Architects Title: Ascend Release: Tape / CD Year: 2017 Label: Old Press Records  Last night Bulgarian math rock trio Mental Architects threw a friendly party in Sofia’s Bare Hands Society store to celebrate the release of their second LP Ascend. The asocial prick that I am I preferred the comfort of my place. There I blasted the record in solitude so DIY …

Bluesbreaker Discuss Touring and Hardcore Scene in Ukraine

Mittens XVX 2017, bluesbreaker, grunge, hardcore, hardcore punk, interview, Interviews, kiev, Punk News, ukraine 0 Comments

Bluesbreaker is a great hardcore band from Kiev, incorporating these groovy guitars into their sound. Honestly, I didn’t have the chance to check the band prior to their show in Sofia that our friends from For The Kids Booking set up last night. Their great show struck a chord with me and since the band was sleeping at my place, I …

Bluesbreaker Discuss Touring and Hardcore Scene in Ukraine

Mittens XVX 2017, bluesbreaker, grunge, hardcore, hardcore punk, interview, Interviews, kiev, Punk News, ukraine 0 Comments

Bluesbreaker is a great hardcore band from Kiev, incorporating these groovy guitars into their sound. Honestly, I didn’t have the chance to check the band prior to their show in Sofia that our friends from For The Kids Booking set up last night. Their great show struck a chord with me and since the band was sleeping at my place, I …

Dune Messiah – The Iron Oak

Angel S. 2017, Copenhagen, dark folk, Dune Messiah, Indie, post-punk, Punk News, review, Reviews, Singer-Songwriter 0 Comments

My first encounter with Copenhagen’s Dune Messiah was this April on a gig in Germany’s Bischofswerda. Prior to that I’ve only heard the name as friends from France have been sharing some of their music, but I honestly never properly gave them a chance online. Knowing we were about to share the same bill on the above mentioned gig I patiently …

Incendiario Fanzine: A scream for liberation from Mexico

Charlie Vásquez 2017, antifa, DIY, Faznzine, Features, hardcore, Mexico, political, punk, Punk News, RASH, review, straight edge, sxe, zine review 0 Comments

READ FANZINES HATE FASCISM When did punk become really punk and not just a fashion statement? What are you rebelling against? How can a punk scene truly be one if it is depoliticized? What’s the impact of the lyrics on you? These are some of the questions that Incendiario Fanzine tries to answer on their first four issues; with album reviews, …

Waste: Straight Edge is a Political Position

xCalumx 2017, antifa, gothenburg, hardcore, hardcore punk, interview, Interviews, Punk News, straight edge, sweden, sxe, xwastex 0 Comments

Hailing from Gothenburg and featuring members of The Hammer, Waste bring a distinctly visceral take on straight edge. With a new 7” coming soon, along with a bunch of tour dates around Europe in June, vocalist Andrea, bassist Jonas and guitarist Filip chatted to us about the band’s journey so far. So, where did it all begin for Waste? What …

Bastos – Second Favourite Person

DIY Conspiracy 2017, DIY, emo, Punk News, review, Reviews, romania, screamo 0 Comments

Artists: Bastos Title: Second Favourite Person Release: Digital Year: 2017 Label: DIY Romania’s saddest boys Bastos are back! This time with a full-length and no longer solely instrumental. Second Favourite Person has been out just for a few days but we already cried a few times over it. Not just because we’re doing a show for them in Sofia, but because we loved their …

Days N’ Daze: Punk is a Movement and a State of Mind

Mittens XVX 2017, acoustic, crust, days n daze, folk-punk, interview, Interviews, punk, Punk News, punk-rock, usa 0 Comments

Everyone’s favorite DIY folk-punk extravaganza Days N’ Daze is just releasing their new record CRUSTFALL and we couldn’t resist the urge to interview them for DIY Conspiracy! What’s the story of Days N’ Daze? Do you refer to yourselves as musicians and what are your personal aspirations in punk music that drove you to form Days N’ Daze and its sound? …