Saturday, October 7, 2017

MISKATONIC UNIVERSITY - Live @ Superbowl Hardcore - Pescara 24/02/1996

I was recently going through the tales H.P. Lovercraft, the famed horror fiction poet/writer from Providence, wrote in the last years of his career going from 1931 to 1936 (the tales include the classics "At The Mountains Of Madness" and "The Shadow Over Innsmouth"). In these writings the uncanny name Miskatonic University, the fictional varsity located in the likewise imaginary city of Arkham, which comes up in several of his stories, took me down memory lane and made me think of a 90's harcore band from Ravenna, Italy.
The 4-piece band, bringing the same name of Lovercraftian university, has been around in the Italian and European punk hardcore between 1992 and 2000 and self-labelled their blend of metallic hardcore sounds and pulp culture infused lyrics Pulp-Core.
Before calling it a day the Miska released two full-length albums, the s/t dated 1993 and the 1995's follow-up "There Will Be Only One" on Boundless records (their own label), and 3 7" EPs.
In 1996, at the peak of their "career" (quote from the band), Miskatonic University played the Pescara Superbowl Hardcore on Feb. the 24th and somebody shot the video of their whole gig you can watch here -it was 1996 so don't complain about video and sound quality, which is pretty good all things considered


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