By Phillip Stounn

Zaga Zaga – S/T

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 […]

By Mittens XVX

Direwolves – The Great Year

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 […]

By Angel S.

Mental Architects – Ascend

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 […]

By Angel S.

Dune Messiah – The Iron Oak

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 […]

By Charlie Vásquez

Incendiario Fanzine: A scream for liberation from Mexico

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 […]

By DIY Conspiracy

Bastos – Second Favourite Person

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, […]

By Mittens XVX

YÖU – We sing the blues…

Artist: YÖU Title: We sing the blues… Release: CD, Digital Year: 2017 Label: Deny Records This power trio from Skopje, Macedonia, have finally came out with their debut record and play a style of music best described as a mixture between the Dischord bands ala Ignition and whatever 90’s emo bands you wish to name! The songs are nothing […]

By Mittens XVX

Sect Mark – Demo

Artist: Sect MarkTitle: DemoRelease: Tape / Digital Year: 2017 Label: Hidden Hands Records From the mighty city of Rome we get 6 songs of frenetic, raw and distorted hardcore punk. The sound reminds of some Japanese bands, especially the vocals. I don’t get the lyrics at all but song titles such as “Medical Reich, “Kissing Rats”, or “Nipples” sound […]

By Charlie Vásquez

dad thighs – The Ghosts That I Fear

Artist: dad thighs Title: The Ghosts That I Fear Release: Digital / Cassette Year: 2016 Label: Old Press Records How’s the Canadian scene going? Maybe this band from Vancouver could tell us about it with their music. dad thighs (stylized like that) is a fairly new band with an explosive sound that released their first demo back […]

By Mittens XVX

Henry Fonda – Front Antinational

Artist: Henry Fonda Title: Front Antinational Release: LP, Digital Year: 2017 Label: Nerdcore Records, Apocaplexy Records Berlin wrecking crew Henry Fonda is back with their second full-length called “Front Antinational”, which means antifascist militancy to the bone. The record takes off with the title track featuring the coolest guy Hugues of Puzzle Records singing his Oi! part in French before […]