Saturday, December 26, 2009

2009's Music List


Converge - Axe To Fall (Hardcore/Mathcore)
Arguably the best band in the "extreme" music scene for the last 20 years.

2) Lewd Acts - Black Eye Blues (Hardcore/Punk)
Their new album was a revelation, combining hardcore with post punk setting new standards.

3) Nightstalker - Superfreak (Rock 'n Roll/Stoner)
The best live act in Greece for many years now, a cult.

4) Rise And Fall - Our Circle Is Vicious (Hardcore/Punk)
The best European release for 2009. Heavier, more complex, still Rise&Fall.

5) Burnt By The Sun - Heart Of Darkness (Hardcore/Grindcore)
Final release from these guys, their best achievement so far. Lyrically dealing with themes such as corruption because of power and the inner conflict between right and wrong. Light stuff.

6) Wolves In The Throne Room - Black Cascade (Black Metal/Experimental)
Nature freaks growing their own salad, playing experimental black metal on their free time.

7) Kylesa - Static Tensions (Sludge/Stoner)
Woman fronted, crazy riffage and two drummers as accurate as a clock.

8) Daïtro - Y (Screamo)
French screamo.

9) Margins - Margins (Post Rock/Shoegaze)
From Australia, their debut album featuring great artwork.

10) Dangers - Messy Isn't It (Grindcore/Hardcore)
Featuring members from Graf Orlock and more, this is their second album, having a more hardcore approach, never forgetting their grindcore roots though.

11) Shrinebuilder - Shrinebuilder (Doom/Sludge)
A supergroup featuring members from: Neurosis, Melvins, Om and Spirit Caravan.

12) Keelhaul - Triumphant Return To Obscurity (Mathcore/Sludge)
They are old, fat and ugly but they know how to play. The album is best described by its title.

13) Coalesce - Ox (Mathcore)
Mathcore pioneers release their new album after 10 years.

14) Magrudergrind - Magrudergrind (Grindcore)
Young power-trio release their first full length, giving our heads they shake they deserved.

15) Crippled Black Phoenix - The Resurrectionists/Night Raider (Post Rock/Psychedelic Rock)
Having such a great name,they feature members from Iron Monkey, Electric Wizard and Mogwai. They gave their new double album a more psychedelic, Pink Floyd-ish touch.
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16) HEALTH - Get Color (Noise Rock)
Way better than A Place To Bury Strangers. Don't make such comments with so many hipsters around,eh.

17) Church Of Misery - Houses Of The Unholy (Southern Rock/Sludge)
Hailing from Japan and sounding like Matt Pike is really something.

18) Burden - Catholic Guilt (EP) (Hardcore/Punk)
Best debut release of 2009. Holy Terror sound.

19) Doomriders - Darkness Come Alive (Rock 'n Roll/Hardcore)
When you see fists in the air, it means party.

20) Hope Conspiracy - True Nihilist (EP) (Hardcore)
A 3-Track EP making it to a Top-of-the-Year list, imagine how good it can be.

21) Toe - For Long Tomorrow (Japanese Post/Math Rock)
Melodies for rainy days and bright colored raincoats.

22) Narrows - New Distances (Hardcore/Mathcore/Post Punk)
Deathwish Inc. Supergroup.

23) A Wilhelm Scream - A Wilhelm Scream (EP) (Technical Punk Rock)
The most technically proficient in punk rock.

24) Fall Of Efrafa - Inle' (Post Rock/Crust)
Final effort from Fall Of Efrafa, rabbit-themed post rock with crust passages. Better than Elil, not as good as Owsla.

25) Gaslamp Killer - My Troubled Mind (EP) (Dubstep/IDM)
Craziest guy out there combining hip hop with oriental music over the pounding beat of a dubstep mix.


1) Them Crooked Vultures - Them Crooked Vultures (Rock)
Featuring members from Kyuss, Qotsa, Nirvana, Foo Fighters and Led Zeppelin, expectations were much higher.

2) Baroness - Blue Record (Sludge)
Them two demos had set the bar way too high, for the Red and Blue Records.

3) A Place To Bury Strangers - Exploding Head (Post Punk/Noise Rock)
They fade in comparison with HEALTH.

4) ISIS - Wavering Radiant (Post Metal)
Worst Album of the Year. If you disagree listen to the previous ISIS albums.

5) Mastodon - Crack The Skye (Sludge)
Don't get me wrong, the album was very good, but it didn't explore new territories as the musical press keeps on stating. Other bands like Isis and Pelican have already done what Mastodon try in their new record, whether you like it or not.

6) Blacklisted - No One Deserves To Be Here More Than Me (Hardcore)
Previous Blacklisted albums were so heavy and the riffs kept on hitting you from all over the place. Something went missing in this album, it was much lighter than I would prefer. Not bad, just unexpectedly different.

7) The Mars Volta - Octahedron (Experimental/Progressive)
I can't understand how Omar lately releases such interesting albums when solo, but the with the Volta he does boring stuff. I mean the last record was nowhere close to Bedlam In Goliath, not musically, not lyrically. I'm beginning to smell SELLOUT.

8) A Storm Of Light - Forgive Us Our Trespasses (Sludge/Doom)
Boring, uninteresting, unmoving compositions.

9) Thrice - Beggars (Post Hardcore/Alternative)
It seemed so, that after the Alchemy Indexes, Thrice would struggle to keep up. The album leaked unmastered prior to its release, they rushed things afterwards, something didn't work out right this time.

10) Maybeshewill - Sing The Word Hope In Four-Part Harmony (Post Rock/Alternative)
They 've better hire a keyboardist. Or cut down on the programmed stuff.

All albums are downloadable (click on the name), in order to listen and draw your own conclusions.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Dark Show

Dear brothers and sisters,
The sickest party is coming up on the 18th of December...
There will be sunsets, pirates, summers, colors, waves, stars and bottles
There will be loudness, fear, rage, gasoline, frustration, hatred and rollercoasters
There will be whiskey, darkness, rain, hope and ultimately silence
A one off show, so don't miss out. Three hours of dub/reggae/acoustic/punk/hardcore from all discography. Recruited 5 more members for this party... This is gonna be hell...!!!
Hope to see you there...

Monday, December 14, 2009

Iron Monkey

Iron Monkey was a sludge band from the UK. They did their own thing, way ahead of their time. They disbanded when their singer, Johnny Morrow died.
The guy didn't sing, he was spitting pure hate, black ink and acid.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

A Wilhelm Scream

A Wilhelm Scream had a show some days ago, here in Athens and it damn was one hell of an experience. Punk rock bands, punk rock show with kids stage diving, dancing and singing all the time.
Man, I just love it when the band is spontaneous and comes on stage, joking about how stoned they are-not missing a note though, truly excellent performance and great musicianship, then starts winking at random chicks and high five-ing everyone in their reach. AWESOME!
Wish they had more of their Merch though, eh...

Their new release is out by several labels, one being the infamous Greek Playfalse Records.
Download Links:
A Wilhelm Scream - New EP (2009)
A Wilhelm Scream - Career Suicide

Food Motion

This is a video made by a group of friends, Repeat1. It is their latest creation, featuring stop-motion technique.

food motion from Repeat1 on Vimeo.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Monday, November 23, 2009

Post Kings

ISIS back in the day:
The Mosquito Control


Yesterday Isis played in Athens.
It was my first time watching my favorite band.

Got no chills though.Did you??

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Flying Circus

Black Humor.
Pitch Black.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Nightstalker are one the best live acts in Greece. They have such notorious stage presence, which combined with their music means only one thing, PARTY!!
Their latest release 'Superfreak' just takes things to the next level.
But they 're a band you have to see live to fully understand,so next live is this Saturday 14. November at An Club.

Nightstalker - Superfreak

Thursday, November 5, 2009

22 Tracks

I read about this site, called '22 Tracks' (duh) in a free press last week and it seemed rather interesting.
Here's how the describe themselves:
'A jukebox consisting of 22 playlists in different genres, each filled with 22 tracks, selected by specialized DJ’s from Amsterdam. 22tracks provides a quick overview of the latest music, promotes new artists and lets you discover new genres. No registration, no hassle. New music, the easy way.'
These guys seem to know their thing.
Check It!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

You 're really wasted, just wonderful

Heavy, Technical Sludge/Mathcore from the US.
On Aaros Turner's Hydra Head Records, they have a live show on the 10th December at An Club, Athens with Extraordinary Rendition (A perfect fit).

Live Footage :

Here's their latest effort, which is perfectly described by its' title.
Keelhaul - Triumphant Return to Obscurity

Thank Japan For Those

Sunday, November 1, 2009

White Pony

White Pony is street slang for cocaine.
The album is as addictive as the substance.

Deftones - White Pony

Every post-hardcore band you 've heard since this release has been influenced.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

October,November,December Shows[There will be Updates]

First things first, 27 October Fall of Man.No album yet, still a party though.
An Club,21:00,8 euros +Plan B, Short Story, Deckstand, The Scarlets & No Balance.

November 1.Battle of the bands, Allen's Hand compete, go see 'n vote!
An Club,19:30,10 euros Battle of the Bands Show

12 November Buried Inside, Tombs and Sun Of Nothing.
An Club, 21:00, 22 euros

22 November ISIS
Fuzz, 21:30, 25/30 euros

10 December Keelhaul, Extraordinary Rendition.
An Club, 21:30, 15/20 euros

12 December 2nd Postrip Festival. Lucky Funeral, Go Ask Alice, Juliet was a Pornstar, Before the devil knows you are dead, tenderness of wolves.
An Club, 19:30,10 euros

18 December Vodka Juniors Christmas Party.
Gagarin 205,21:30,8 euros

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Foggy Hills

Breathtaking scenery, Autumn & Winter as they should be.

Fog, mists and a chill in the air.

A Hitchcock landscape, some guy smoking white cigarettes, expecting a pitch-black car to appear anytime.

Carefully observing the hares and wild rabbits.

Inhale, Exhale.

You know Johnnie Walker's Secret.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Problem With Music

The Problem With Music (by Steve Albini)

Whenever I talk to a band who are about to sign with a major label, I always end up thinking of them in a particular context. I imagine a trench, about four feet wide and five feet deep, maybe sixty yards long, filled with runny, decaying shit. I imagine these people, some of them good friends, some of them barely acquaintances, at one end of this trench. I also imagine a faceless industry lackey at the other end holding a fountain pen and a contract waiting to be signed. Nobody can see what's printed on the contract. It's too far away, and besides, the shit stench is making everybody's eyes water. The lackey shouts to everybody that the first one to swim the trench gets to sign the contract. Everybody dives in the trench and they struggle furiously to get to the other end. Two people arrive simultaneously and begin wrestling furiously, clawing each other and dunking each other under the shit. Eventually, one of them capitulates, and there's only one contestant left. He reaches for the pen, but the Lackey says "Actually, I think you need a little more development. Swim again, please. Backstroke". And he does of course.

Every major label involved in the hunt for new bands now has on staff a high-profile point man, an "A & R" rep who can present a comfortable face to any prospective band. The initials stand for "Artist and Repertoire." because historically, the A & R staff would select artists to record music that they had also selected, out of an available pool of each. This is still the case, though not openly. These guys are universally young [about the same age as the bands being wooed], and nowadays they always have some obvious underground rock credibility flag they can wave.

Lyle Preslar, former guitarist for Minor Threat, is one of them. Terry Tolkin, former NY independent booking agent and assistant manager at Touch and Go is one of them. Al Smith, former soundman at CBGB is one of them. Mike Gitter, former editor of XXX fanzine and contributor to Rip, Kerrang and other lowbrow rags is one of them. Many of the annoying turds who used to staff college radio stations are in their ranks as well. There are several reasons A & R scouts are always young. The explanation usually copped-to is that the scout will be "hip to the current musical "scene." A more important reason is that the bands will intuitively trust someone they think is a peer, and who speaks fondly of the same formative rock and roll experiences. The A & R person is the first person to make contact with the band, and as such is the first person to promise them the moon. Who better to promise them the moon than an idealistic young turk who expects to be calling the shots in a few years, and who has had no previous experience with a big record company. Hell, he's as naive as the band he's duping. When he tells them no one will interfere in their creative process, he probably even believes it. When he sits down with the band for the first time, over a plate of angel hair pasta, he can tell them with all sincerity that when they sign with company X, they're really signing with him and he's on their side. Remember that great gig I saw you at in '85? Didn't we have a blast. By now all rock bands are wise enough to be suspicious of music industry scum. There is a pervasive caricature in popular culture of a portly, middle aged ex-hipster talking a mile-a-minute, using outdated jargon and calling everybody "baby." After meeting "their" A & R guy, the band will say to themselves and everyone else, "He's not like a record company guy at all! He's like one of us." And they will be right. That's one of the reasons he was hired.

These A & R guys are not allowed to write contracts. What they do is present the band with a letter of intent, or "deal memo," which loosely states some terms, and affirms that the band will sign with the label once a contract has been agreed on. The spookiest thing about this harmless sounding little memo, is that it is, for all legal purposes, a binding document. That is, once the band signs it, they are under obligation to conclude a deal with the label. If the label presents them with a contract that the band don't want to sign, all the label has to do is wait. There are a hundred other bands willing to sign the exact same contract, so the label is in a position of strength. These letters never have any terms of expiration, so the band remain bound by the deal memo until a contract is signed, no matter how long that takes. The band cannot sign to another laborer or even put out its own material unless they are released from their agreement, which never happens. Make no mistake about it: once a band has signed a letter of intent, they will either eventually sign a contract that suits the label or they will be destroyed.

One of my favorite bands was held hostage for the better part of two years by a slick young "He's not like a label guy at all," A & R rep, on the basis of such a deal memo. He had failed to come through on any of his promises [something he did with similar effect to another well-known band], and so the band wanted out. Another label expressed interest, but when the A & R man was asked to release the band, he said he would need money or points, or possibly both, before he would consider it. The new label was afraid the price would be too dear, and they said no thanks. On the cusp of making their signature album, an excellent band, humiliated, broke up from the stress and the many months of inactivity. There's this band. They're pretty ordinary, but they're also pretty good, so they've attracted some attention. They're signed to a moderate-sized "independent" label owned by a distribution company, and they have another two albums owed to the label. They're a little ambitious. They'd like to get signed by a major label so they can have some security you know, get some good equipment, tour in a proper tour bus -- nothing fancy, just a little reward for all the hard work. To that end, they got a manager. He knows some of the label guys, and he can shop their next project to all the right people. He takes his cut, sure, but it's only 15%, and if he can get them signed then it's money well spent. Anyways, it doesn't cost them anything if it doesn't work. 15% of nothing isn't much! One day an A & R scout calls them, says he's 'been following them for a while now, and when their manager mentioned them to him, it just "clicked." Would they like to meet with him about the possibility of working out a deal with his label? Wow. Big Break time. They meet the guy, and y'know what -- he's not what they expected from a label guy. He's young and dresses pretty much like the band does. He knows all their favorite bands. He's like one of them. He tells them he wants to go to bat for them, to try to get them everything they want. He says anything is possible with the right attitude.

They conclude the evening by taking home a copy of a deal memo they wrote out and signed on the spot. The A & R guy was full of great ideas, even talked about using a name producer. Butch Vig is out of the question-he wants 100 g's and three points, but they can get Don Fleming for $30,000 plus three points. Even that's a little steep, so maybe they'll go with that guy who used to be in David Letterman's band. He only wants three points. Or they can have just anybody record it (like Warton Tiers, maybe-- cost you 5 or 7 grand] and have Andy Wallace remix it for 4 grand a track plus 2 points. It was a lot to think about. Well, they like this guy and they trust him. Besides, they already signed the deal memo. He must have been serious about wanting them to sign. They break the news to their current label, and the label manager says he wants them to succeed, so they have his blessing. He will need to be compensated, of course, for the remaining albums left on their contract, but he'll work it out with the label himself.

Sub Pop made millions from selling off Nirvana, and Twin Tone hasn't done bad either: 50 grand for the Babes and 60 grand for the Poster Children-- without having to sell a single additional record. It'll be something modest. The new label doesn't mind, so long as it's recoupable out of royalties. Well, they get the final contract, and it's not quite what they expected. They figure it's better to be safe than sorry and they turn it over to a lawyer--one who says he's experienced in entertainment law and he hammers out a few bugs. They're still not sure about it, but the lawyer says he's seen a lot of contracts, and theirs is pretty good. They'll be great royalty: 13% [less a 1O% packaging deduction]. Wasn't it Buffalo Tom that were only getting 12% less 10? Whatever. The old label only wants 50 grand, an no points. Hell, Sub Pop got 3 points when they let Nirvana go. They're signed for four years, with options on each year, for a total of over a million dollars! That's a lot of money in any man's English. The first year's advance alone is $250,000. Just think about it, a quarter million, just for being in a rock band! Their manager thinks it's a great deal, especially the large advance. Besides, he knows a publishing company that will take the band on if they get signed, and even give them an advance of 20 grand, so they'll be making that money too. The manager says publishing is pretty mysterious, and nobody really knows where all the money comes from, but the lawyer can look that contract over too. Hell, it's free money. Their booking agent is excited about the band signing to a major. He says they can maybe average $1,000 or $2,000 a night from now on. That's enough to justify a five week tour, and with tour support, they can use a proper crew, buy some good equipment and even get a tour bus! Buses are pretty expensive, but if you figure in the price of a hotel room for everybody In the band and crew, they're actually about the same cost. Some bands like Therapy? and Sloan and Stereolab use buses on their tours even when they're getting paid only a couple hundred bucks a night, and this tour should earn at least a grand or two every night. It'll be worth it. The band will be more comfortable and will play better.

The agent says a band on a major label can get a merchandising company to pay them an advance on T-shirt sales! ridiculous! There's a gold mine here! The lawyer Should look over the merchandising contract, just to be safe. They get drunk at the signing party. Polaroids are taken and everybody looks thrilled. The label picked them up in a limo. They decided to go with the producer who used to be in Letterman's band. He had these technicians come in and tune the drums for them and tweak their amps and guitars. He had a guy bring in a slew of expensive old "vintage" microphones. Boy, were they "warm." He even had a guy come in and check the phase of all the equipment in the control room! Boy, was he professional. He used a bunch of equipment on them and by the end of it, they all agreed that it sounded very "punchy," yet "warm." All that hard work paid off. With the help of a video, the album went like hotcakes! They sold a quarter million copies! Here is the math that will explain just how fucked they are: These figures are representative of amounts that appear in record contracts daily. There's no need to skew the figures to make the scenario look bad, since real-life examples more than abound. income is bold and underlined, expenses are not. 

Advance: $ 250,000

Manager's cut: $ 37,500

Legal fees: $ 10,000

Recording Budget: $ 150,000

Producer's advance: $ 50,000

Studio fee: $ 52,500

Drum Amp, Mic and Phase "Doctors": $ 3,000

Recording tape: $ 8,000

Equipment rental: $ 5,000

Cartage and Transportation: $ 5,000

Lodgings while in studio: $ 10,000

Catering: $ 3,000

Mastering: $ 10,000

Tape copies, reference CDs, shipping tapes, misc. expenses: $ 2,000

Video budget: $ 30,000

Cameras:$ 8,000

Crew: $ 5,000

Processing and transfers: $ 3,000

Off-line: $ 2,000

On-line editing: $ 3,000

Catering: $ 1,000

Stage and construction: $ 3,000

Copies, couriers, transportation: $ 2,000

Director's fee: $ 3,000

Album Artwork: $ 5,000

Promotional photo shoot and duplication: $ 2,000

Band fund: $ 15,000

New fancy professional drum kit: $ 5,000

New fancy professional guitars [2]: $ 3,000

New fancy professional guitar amp rigs [2]: $ 4,000

New fancy potato-shaped bass guitar: $ 1,000

New fancy rack of lights bass amp: $ 1,000

Rehearsal space rental: $ 500

Big blowout party for their friends: $ 500

Tour expense [5 weeks]: $ 50,875

Bus: $ 25,000

Crew [3]: $ 7,500

Food and per diems: $ 7,875

Fuel: $ 3,000

Consumable supplies: $ 3,500

Wardrobe: $ 1,000

Promotion: $ 3,000

Tour gross income: $ 50,000

Agent's cut: $ 7,500

Manager's cut: $ 7,500

Merchandising advance: $ 20,000

Manager's cut: $ 3,000

Lawyer's fee: $ 1,000

Publishing advance: $ 20,000

Manager's cut: $ 3,000

Lawyer's fee: $ 1,000

Record sales: 250,000 @ $12 =$3,000,000

Gross retail revenue Royalty: [13% of 90% of retail]:$ 351,000

Less advance: $ 250,000

Producer's points: [3% less $50,000 advance]:$ 40,000

Promotional budget: $ 25,000

Recoupable buyout from previous label: $ 50,000

Net royalty: $ -14,000

Record company income:

Record wholesale price: $6.50 x 250,000 = $1,625,000 gross income
Artist Royalties: $ 351,000

Deficit from royalties: $ 14,000

Manufacturing, packaging and distribution: @ $2.20 per record: $ 550,000

Gross profit: $ 710,000

The Balance Sheet: This is how much each player got paid at the end of the game.

Record company: $ 710,000

Producer: $ 90,000

Manager: $ 51,000

Studio: $ 52,500

Previous label: $ 50,000

Agent: $ 7,500

Lawyer: $ 12,000

Band member net income each: $ 4,031.25

The band is now 1/4 of the way through its contract, has made the music industry more than 3 million dollars richer, but is in the hole $14,000 on royalties. The band members have each earned about 1/3 as much as they would working at a 7-11, but they got to ride in a tour bus for a month. The next album will be about the same, except that the record company will insist they spend more time and money on it. Since the previous one never "recouped," the band will have no leverage, and will oblige. The next tour will be about the same, except the merchandising advance will have already been paid, and the band, strangely enough, won't have earned any royalties from their T-shirts yet. Maybe the T-shirt guys have figured out how to count money like record company guys.

Steve Albini is an independent and corporate rock record producer most widely known for having produced Nirvana's "In Utero".

A Wilhelm Scream - I Wipe My Ass With Showbiz [kinda like a response to managers and big record companies]

Here's what they said:
Live like a legend and die like an asshole.
You dance with the man, shake his hand, shine his shoes.
The revolution rock hits sound like shit through your iPod.
"Put fists up like like I got, now gimme the loot."
How I tried to buy my soul back, but the devil bent me over for it.
Got me curled up in the shower scratching the letters that read:
Dear mother, I sold my soul for management.
Fog blasts will not mask a stage act unnatural.
Those timed jumps cause merch bumps, now guests list the suits.
And past the smoke hands the backdrop, crowd screams holy mackerel.
Verse-chorus, verse-chorus, a solo, then boom.
How I tried to buy my soul back, but the devil bent me over for it.
Got you curled up in the shower scratching letters that read:
Dear mother, I sold my soul for management.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Fit to jeans??

This could be a Levi's commercial. But, it is not.

This is.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

It's like...adjusting a finger into a man's urethra

They were Cursed,loudest band in Canada. They 've broken up now.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Axe To Fall

Finally Axe to Fall.

Friday, October 2, 2009


Daïtro just released their new full-length, 'Y', Which is among the best albums of '09.Period.
They rock hardcore/screamo stuff with some excellent post-rock melodies, plus they 're French.

Download Link (from these guys)

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Some beautiful melodies connected in some way with Radiohead.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Hope Conspiracy.

10.January 2010@An Club,Athens.Greece.

A reason to celebrate '09 Christmas.
Latest Hope Conspiracy Release, True Nihilist (MediaFire).

Friday, September 25, 2009

Friday, September 18, 2009


New One Piece Manga Episode 557 "Luffy And Whitebeard" is Online!

Read MangaShare.
Things have started going OFF the hooks lately, with every episode instantly becoming a classic and providing huge discussions in the related forums.
And hell,where is this thing going??
One Piece,a cult.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

I am Free as A Bird

If I leave here tomorrow
Would you still remember me?
For I must be travelling on, now,
'Cause there's too many places I've got to see.
But, if I stayed here with you, girl,
Things just couldn't be the same.
'Cause I'm as free as a bird now,
And this bird you can not change.
Lord knows, I can't change.

Bye, bye, its been a sweet love.
Though this feeling I can't change.
But please don't take it badly,
'Cause Lord knows I'm to blame.
But, if I stayed here with you girl,
Things just couldn't be the same.
Cause I'm as free as a bird now,
And this bird you'll never change.
And this bird you can not change.
Lord knows, I can't change.
Lord help me, I can't change.

Axes falling

Oh,this song?

Of course you know this song, it's been up for a while now.
And then, comes the new Converge studio album "Axe to Fall", set to release in October 2009.

Then again J. Bannon and his friends have been so kind,they 've been giving treats for a while now...
This one is the latest.
What? Sounds familiar?Does it ring a bell?
Well, to me it seems like it's breaking the front entrance down, than waiting for you to open up.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Upcoming Shows.Local scene&Foreign Products.

25&26/9 An Club,Athens. Sludge,Southern,Hardcore,Mathcore. Attend&Support.

19/9 Kyttaro,Athens. Post Rock,Electronic,Instrumental.

Saturday, September 12, 2009


Loads of potato peeling and boiling.

Vast quantities of pop corn.

This Town Needs Guns & Retro Love Songs

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Finally,a warm voice

A honeycomb and a mouse

Little rain has fallen down lately. No clouds today in the sky. It might be waiting long enough to bring the tide with it.

Held a party the other night.
Domino towers.
Drunken afterward.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Summer '09 OST

Quality time at the beach, sleeping in cars, drinking, smoking, Strawhats, having a laugh, insomnia on the Internet, DIY, stoner, dub, reggae, Metal Hammer '00-'02 Issues, long anticipations and high expectations, no shoes, whiners all over, DANGER!HIGH VOLTAGE!, dogs, sunburns, bonfires, bro-code, Local Radio interruptions, Caliente!, Oceans, bikes, human flights, long piano pieces, Guitar-Duos, Shotguns, The U.S. and A, Pirates, Ignorance, Sleepovers, Maps, live shows, Comicbooks, Net-Cafes, The "Flu" Threat, Most brain damaged man, TOOL scalps, Nudists, Dives, FAIL.

To be continued...

Sunday, July 5, 2009


Of all the Anime I've seen, FLCL is the most beautiful one.
Of all the things on screen I've seen, FLCL is the most beautiful.

Sunday, June 28, 2009


It is somewhere below.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

In this world

One song.Only 7 years old.I'll probably listen to it all summer long.Stuck on replay.Maybe even longer.Shall wait and see.
Good Times.

Lordy don't leave me...All by myself...

Thursday, June 4, 2009


Germany has something. Dunno what, but it's there.
Even in the summer, when you feel like hitting the beach more, it can still give you a head-up.
There are some pictures I shot in Hamburg and Bremen, I think they kinda make me feel like I'm still there, while being in Athens, summer-heating once again.
That was a funny thing about Germany. It could be sunny and warm all day, nothing intolerable though, you just didn't need the sweater you brought along.
But when the sun went down, well Gee, that was COLD. So damn cold.
I mean the temperature fell, which is to be expected I suppose, but falling to a 10°C temperature, ha, that's hardcore!! It was kinda rough for me, with the cold days long forgotten.
Another funny thing.
I suppose Germans have HUUUGE bladders. I can't find any other explanation. Well, you see the thing is that, in Germany most toilets aren't free-to-use, but you have to pay to use them. I don't know if that's the way now in the E.U. , it wasn't until last year.
So, every time Nature called, you had to make a donation of 50 or 80 cents Euro, without expecting any change. What a great experience,huh? Lucky me, full of 2 Euro coins!
Well, now once I start talking 'bout it, I find it pretty difficult to stop, so I 'll just post the photos, not to bore anyone with mere details. Fuck though is anybody reading these lines,EVER?
Here's some photos, all very professional and artistic:

Water Fairies.


Up,up and away.

Up,up and away 2.0.


Hamburg's HauptBanhoff.

Hamburg by night.


Also, I probably shouldn't forget to mention those two, check them if you like:
Willkomen in Hamburg-10 Things I learned during my first week
Hamburg Meine Perle-10 Things I learned during my second week


Thursday, May 7, 2009

Still have dreams left?

Today it rained.It was like the first rain of my life.

Today I took a picture.It was a relief using nature to express myself.

Today I saw a dog running through the purring rain and moving cars.It was scared to death,the poor creature.We had the same red eyes.

Today I wrote random abstract thoughts.I still need guidance.

Today I witnessed a fight.It was rather moving, protecting your rights to differ.I wished I had taken part in it,the glass window protected me though.

Today I postponed my daily assignments.It was a rather heartbreaking moment,breaking the routine of past years.

Today I saw two guys with whom i share the same interests.I felt sorry for them,and got somewhat confused about myself.

Today I helped an old lady on the bus.I felt worried and scared,imagining myself old.Lucky there's still time.

Today I drove the car.I came close to running over someone,can't say I would regret it.

Today I lied.It's not the usual me,but I was overcome by society.

Today I felt jealous.I had my reasons.

Today a fellow acted in a way,I can't even relate to.Never had the guts to do it,never had the intention.Couldn't break him though.

Today I though I would choke from coughing.Knowing what caused it,I' m still unable to cut it out.

Today I solved a riddle.Is immeasurable power,still in the form of power?Or it is something else?

Today I was intimidated by religion.Google it.

Today I had thoughts of using someone.In a not-so-nice way.Sort of.


Sunday, April 19, 2009


As the waves go by and the mountains fade away,
it all comes and goes but I'm here to stay.
And I've walked for miles and I have seen the end,
but I turned my back to walk back up and do it and do it all again.
This journey is taking too long,I might never make it.
I got a bottle of hope it keeps my heart sedated.
They say I'm living a lie my glass is never empty,
but that's how the story goes the music my friends and fucked up shows.
This time, today, this time I'm willing to stay.
This time, today, this time I'm willing to stay.
If you need a ride I'm willing to help,
if you need my time I'm willing to spend,
but DON'T YOU EVER QUESTION MY MIND OR MY HEART, you do what you have to and I'll do my part.

Bottle of Hope-Vodka Juniors,Dark Poetry
Words&Music by Vodka Juniors

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Have you ever listening to music and felt like you just COULDNT understand what the heck was happening???It seemed so multi-layered,making it harder to find head or tail of it.
Well i think the main reason is the vocals.Lets get it straight,i have NOTHING against vocalists and spoken stuff combined with music,in fact i dig them most of the time.
Lately i found some of my favorite albums in their instrumental versions.That means,no vocals,just music from the instruments.
And they rock,SO HARD,im thinking about trashing the original ones.I mean,you clearly understand what each instrument is doing,how some parts are repeated,you might even notice some effects and sampling that has been used in the songs.
A unique experience.


Sunday, March 22, 2009

Aurora Borealis

Aurora,also known as Aurora Borealis and Aurorae, are natural light displays in the sky, usually observed at night, particularly in the polar regions. Aurorae seen near the magnetic pole,may be high overhead, but from further away, they illuminate the northern horizon as a greenish glow or sometimes a faint red, as if the sun was rising from an unusual direction.
Aurorae are produced by the collision of charged particles from Earth's magnetosphere, mostly electrons but also protons and heavier particles, with atoms and molecules of Earth's upper atmosphere. The collisions in the atmosphere electrically excite atoms and molecules in the upper atmosphere. This excitation energy can be lost by light emission or collisions.
Most Aurora are green and red emissions from atomic oxygen. Molecular nitrogen and nitrogen ions produce some low level red and very high blue/violet Aurorae. The light blue and green colors are produced by ionic nitrogen and the neutral nitrogen gives off the red and purple color with the rippled edges. Different gases interacting with the upper atmosphere will produce different colors, caused by the different compounds of oxygen and nitrogen. The level of solar wind activity from the Sun can also influence the color of the Aurorae.

Putting on your dance shoes

It rocks.It absolutely rocks.I can't help but listening to it all the time.I'm addicted.And i don't even LIKE the band.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

This is definately going in my blog!!!

So this is it,new post at last.
I 'm a YouTube-aholic so it is going to be just a bunch of videos which just caught my attention.

Well im not much of a American Football fan,but i can tell when it goes OFF THE HOOK


Johnny is the MAN.No wonder his last name is Cash....

You like ships??Sure you do!

Got a little sister?

Friday, January 30, 2009

Myspace calls it a day.

Those fucking wankers organising Myspace,what the HELL are they thinkin???
I mean,i post a link of my blog on my page,and those bloody morons,they call it "spam,virus,insecure location etc.".

And i mean,fuck that,it should make me fuckin PROUD,them considering blogs as a "threat" to their protection and safety.

You know,Internet rebels and anti-comformists.
All those big ass companies, with their flashing redirecting links.

But the thing is people,this blog is NOT spam,in fact NO SPAM AT ALL,it doesn't contain any infected files,in fact it doesn't contain ANY download-able files at all!!
So in order to not be redirected to the cock-suckin 404 site Myspace has, i changed the link and now it's not clickable anymore,but you can always copy+paste it on your browsers search line.

Come on folks,it's Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V, you can make WONDERS with that.

Fuck YOU Mr.
TOM ANDERSON-or whatever your stupid name is!

If you have time and you give a shit,check the blog: asdasdasdasd

It's pretty decent-i think.
[The link doesn't work here too goddamn]

If anyone knows the reason behind this,if you could please inform me.

Thank you very much.

Tom take a look at my raised finger.
And be damn SURE,it's NOT my thumb!

[Originally posted as a Myspace Bulletin