Siberian Meat Grinder (RUS) / Paura (BRA)
What would happen if you blend the high speed thrash metal with hardcore punk, hiphop, stoner rock and black metal, throw in some lyrics inspired by street culture, skateboarding and graffiti and add the mystic stage image which includes brutal masks and the banners depicting the mighty Bear Tsar? You’ll get the unstoppable mosh machine which high adrenaline shows attract crowds of headbangers everywhere from Moscow to Berlin and which goes by the name of Siberian Meat Grinder! The unique music style and energetic performances has allowed Siberian Meat Grinder to play at some of the world famous extreme music festivals, including Brutal Assault, With Full Force, Resurrection, Groezrock, Pod Parou, Superbowl of Hardcore, Punk Rock Holiday, Fluff Fest, Resist To Exist, tour together with Terror, Sick Of It All, Nasty, Deez Nuts and regularly share the stage with the bands like Agnostic Front, Napalm Death, Power Trip, Ratos De Porao, Born From Pain, Skeletonwitch, Entombed A.D, Obituary, Sodom, Slayer and others. The band was formed in 2011 by the veterans of Russian underground hardcorepunk and rap scene. Siberian Meat Grinder started rapidly gaining popularity right after its debut single – crossover thrash anthem “Hail To The Tsar” which was followed by two mini albums “Hail To The Tsar” (2012) and “Versus The World” (2013). Both recordings were rereleased as one album on CD and vinyl by Dirty Six/Destiny Records in 2015. The release was met with a huge enthusiasm by the fans and critics, for example it hit the 10th position of CoreTex TOP20 for 2015. A distinctive role in a band’s way to success was played by the numerous videos, produced by the band itself and demonstrating the world of Siberian Meat Grinder: giant mosh pits and risky stagedives, graffiti covered trains, unearthly figures wearing bear masks, motorcycle speed freaks, mystical skateboarding gangs and cryptic forest rituals. The official music video for the song “Walking Tall” even has an appearance of Vinnie Stigma of Agnostic Front himself. Another side of the SMG’s activity adored by the fans from all over the world is a band’s original merchandise, designed by some of the most interesting and influential artists from Russia and CIS and dedicated to the world of the Bear Tsar – the band’s mascot and the ruler of the Siberian Hell!
Due to its dedication to hard work and the love for the music and underground culture Siberian
Meat Grinder has managed to create its own subculture within a subculture, attracting followers from all over the planet! Right now the band is recording its new full length album and is getting ready for the new tours to spread the Siberian hardcore/metal disease in the name of the BearTsar!
PAURA is a 5-piece from São Paulo, Brazil, that makes its unique blend of hardcore and metal. To imagine a cross between Sepultura and Sick of it All, or Slayer with the Bad Brains, one will know what it’s been talked about. A band with the DIY spirit and ethics of hardcore, with the obnoxiousness and heaviness of a metal outfit.
Founded in 1995, the band has released 5 full length albums and two EPs, and to this date, is one of the most representative
extreme music bands from the South American continent.
PAURA has vast experience in touring homeland and abroad; collecting 4 European and 6 South American Tours, presenting in 20 countries so far.
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Siberian Meat Grinder
Heathen Apostles (USA)
Born of the voices of past lives and baptized in the dust bowl dirt, the Gothic Americana music of the HEATHEN APOSTLES harkens back to a bygone chapter of American history. Using contrasting influences such as Bauhaus, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds and The Pogues with Howlin’ Wolf, Loretta Lynn (the band covers her classic Fist City) and Memphis Minnie, the HEATHEN APOSTLES have created a style of music that at once conjurs both angels and demons, and will enlighten a darkened soul.
Crossing paths at a gathering one Indian summer evening, femme fatale bellower Mather Louth (Radio Noir) and rock n roll veteran Chopper Franklin (The Cramps, Nick Curran & the Lowlifes) quickly uncovered a mutual appreciation for murder balladry, Americana, and memento mori. It was not long before a collaboration that sought to marry these interests in a sonic landscape, THE HEATHEN APOSTLES, surfaced. The landscape was further tilled with the addition of Thomas Lorioux (The Kings of Nuthin’) on bass and Luis Mascaro on violin.
The constant output of songs and videos capture the essence of the Heathen Apostles modus operandi: Southern Gothic imagery surrounded by haunting, minor-chord melodies, musical influences including Gothic Roots, Bluegrass, Blues, and Gypsy Jazz, all deftly bound together by the band’s dark and sometimes brooding sense of a bygone age. Their debut album, 2013’s Boot Hill Hymnal, 2014’s Without A Trace EP, 2015’s Fool’s Gold, Fist City and Death’s Head singles, as well as their second album Fire to the Fuse have all been released on Ratchet Blade Records. The third Heathen Apostles album Requiem For A Remix (featuring remixes by Chopper Franklin, Almighty Watching and the Phantom of the Black Hills, as well as corresponding videos), the Misery and Gin EP (a tribute to the late, great Merle Haggard) and the single and video for Albatross came out in a busy 2016.
The latest single and video is for Strange Flowers, and a slate of music and video releases for 2017, along with several other multi-media projects, check www.heathenapostles.com for updates and news.
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Agrotóxico is one of the most popular and active punk bands ever to emerge from Brazil. They formed in São Paulo in 1993.
Agrotóxico's is a Hardcore Punk band with lyrics about anarchism, DIY actions and also about repression, fascism, 3rd world violence, ecological problems and all of this shit around the world. Live, this band turns every venue into a kettle of hot and steaming pogo punk with their relentless energy.
The bands history has 6 albums and a DVD documentation released in Brazil by Redstar Recs. All the albums were also released in Europe by Dirty Faces Records and Ruin Nation Records. That helped the band with 6 tours with more than 150 concerts around Europe, also having part in several compilations in lots of different countries.
In summer 2018 they will bring their new album (Break the Silence Records, Germany).
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Antagonizers ATL (USA) / Roadside Bombs (USA)
Sometimes, a name and title tell you everything you need to know. However, these Atlanta punks aren’t just blistering punk rock, Oi! And rock’n’roll, but also embrace soul influences amid a fury of guitar solos and memorable sing-alongs. Through years of touring and 7″ releases the band have honed their sound, resulting in a tight and fiery listen that draws comparisons to the early days of Rancid and Social Distortion. There’s a classic old school feel and fist-pumping energy here that’s both valiant and exciting.
For nearly 10 years, this extremely talented and experienced five-piece has been steadily gaining momentum, perfecting their stance, and approach. Those of us lucky enough to have seen the climb have watched Roadside Bombs grow and just get better and better; playing bigger and bigger venues and ultimately writing catchier and catchier tunes.
Hot off a main stage performance at Punk Rock Bowling, and just in time for their second European tour in the fall, Pirates Press Records and Chapter 11 Records are incredibly proud to offer up this new LP entitled “Rise Up”. It’s dialed-in, start-to-finish, with songs that have already become local favorites and highlights in the band’s incredible live set. It conquers serious topics, from addiction to heartache, the election to class war and the inachievable 'American Dream’ - serious topics, but done in a way to keep you singing (and sometimes screaming) along the whole time.
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The Akulas (BEL) / Los Mosquitos (D)
Think reverb soaked guitar twang.
Think pounding drum beats.
Think cheesy organ sounds.
Think thumping bass vibes.
Shake all of that together – do not stir.
That’s The Akulas.
Fine instrumentals, originating between the sun blasted shores of California and the dry deserts of Reverbistan. Rooted in Ghent (Belgium) since 2005, The Akulas remain inspired by the sixties sounds of surf music, Hammond craze and European beat and instrumentals.
After a critically acclaimed 5-track EP released in 2012, The Akulas proudly presented a follow-up full album ‘Rustines’ early 2017 on Green Cookie Records.
Over the past years, The Akulas have earned their stripes as a live band on stages in Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy and France. They played at events such as North Sea Surf Festival (Amsterdam, NL), Surfer Joe Festival (Livorno, IT), Viva Lola Festival (Sint Niklaas, BE), Night of the Phantom (Ghent, BE), Rockabilly Day (Assenede, BE), Paulusfeesten (Oostende, BE), European Bug In (Chimay, BE), De Kaaij (Nijmegen, NL), Bazart (The Hague, NL),…
Los Mosquitos, der neue Stern am Lo-Fi Surf Instro Himmel! Das spanisch-kölsche Trio (u. a. Roxanes, ex-X-Ray Harpoons und Outcrowd Leute) frönt der trashigen Seite des früh- bis mitt-60er Surf und Instrumental Sounds. Twang trifft auf Fuzz, Surfaris auf Link Wray, Traditional Surf auf Garage.
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