RETOX (US, Ipecac Rec)
sci-fi/surf/punk w/ Justin Pearson (the Locust) on Vocals…
Sonically, the band’s crude and primitive aspects make sense in this day and age. The band is a reaction to the world that the members and their comrades have lived in: shitty childhoods, bureaucratic frustration, and the overall justification of continuous war. That sensibility coupled with a modern artistic delivery, the music is educated as well as furious, and most importantly, blurring genre lines of punk, hardcore, thrash, metal and whatever else seems fitting to the critics. RETOX features members of some grand dick sucking accomplishments, acts such as The Locust, Head Wound City, Holy Molar, All Leather, Some Girls, Swing Kids, Le Butcherettes, Cattle Decapitation, Struggle, The Festival of Dead Deer, and The Crimson Curse.
ZEUS! (IT, ThreeOneG Rec)
…aims at using the minimum in order to get the maximum and is not metal, not punk, not math, not noise, not prog, absolutely not jazz-core, neither post-whatever. In case, a sum of micro compositions of these times, picassian and psychodelic, insofar as the peculiar melodies “liberate thought from social conventions superstructures”.
For petardo lovers.
Luca Cavina (Calibro 35) : distorted bass and Vocals.
Paolo Mongardi (Jennifer Gentle, Fuzz Orchestra, Ronin) : distorted drums
JOOKLO DUO (IT, Northern Spy) & THE LOCK (Toztizok)
Free form jazz duo (David Vanzan – Drums, Virginia Genta – Sax) from Italy, team up with Amsterdam free music outfit The LOCK (Stephen Doyle – Drums/Percussion, Renato Ferreira – Saxophone & PQ – Electronics)
they will present their new split tape, out on TrogloSound
JOOKLO DUO, RETOX, THE LOCK, ZEUS