Sunday, August 28, 2016

GAB DE LA VEGA new videoclip and European Tour this September

Those into some emotional and honest acoustic punk will find this entry of their interest...

The Italian punk rock singer-songwriter Gab De La Vega has a new videoclipout for his song "Against The Grain", opener of the album "Never Look Back", which came out last year.
Premiered now by, the videoclip has been shot and directed last February by Jaden D.
Gab De La Vega is about to embark on a new European Tour, which will take him to Slovenia, Hungary, Serbia, Macedonia, Bulgaria for the first time, along with some shows in Czech Republic and Germany.

Watch the video here of the song "Against The Grain"

Friday, August 19, 2016

NOTOPIA demo 2016 now up in streaming

Stumbled upon this UK's band, that named themselves NOTOPIA, on European Skatepunk.
They still don't have any fb page so no additional info and their bandcamp doesn't help  for this either.

Check out their first 6-track demo which can be downloaded for free as well @:

Monday, August 8, 2016

TESTAMENT live in Milano July 30th 2016

words and photos by marcs77

It took me a life to go and catch Oakland, Bay Area based legendary thrasher TESTAMENT live and honestly I don't have any clues why. Was it that metal shows are too much of big events for me to attend –prefer the no barriers setting at hardcore punk shows? Was it that they weren't on the bill of the few metal festivals I went to? Was it that during the mid 90's when I was a teenager Testament were no longer at their peak of popularity, if they actually got really there any time?    -this band deserved more than what they achieved.
I got introduced to the Californian thrash metal pioneers at some point around the release of "Low" (1994), a record I bought as soon as it was out, and from then I went on looking for their older material that blown me away since the very first listen of songs like "Over The Wall", "Apocalyptic City", "Alone In The Dark", "Into The Pit", "Trial By Fire", "Disciples Of The Watch", "Practice What You Preach", "Electric Crown" and "Return To Serenity" to name but a few. The master thrash riffing by Eric Peterson together with the varied yet trade-mark vocals by Chuck and superb lead guitar work by Alex made the band, in my view, to stand among the greats of the genre, who helped to bring thrash metal to the heavy music fans.
In over 40 years of being a band, the inception of group actually dates to 1983 when they were named Legacy and they had Exodus' Steve "Zetro" Souza on vocals, the five-piece went through its share of line-up changes that, however, always saw great, talented musicians taking over on one instrument or another (drums and bass) -the likes of James Murphy, Dave Lombardo, Paul Bostaph, Kris Kontos, John Dette, Glen Drover played on albums or toured with the band.
Sorry for these side notes to gig report, which I thought to write for the hardcore punk and punk kid who may have not heard of Testament.