Three weeks already went by again since we came back from the Greece tour. I‘ll try to keep the retrospect short now, as I started to write a small diary of the time we spent in Greece, which I‘ll post on our blog when I‘m back in Graz again. I think it got a bit too long to post it here in the news section and apparently I forgot it on my computer in Graz when I left for Berlin. Anyway, all I want to say now is that all the shows were great again, we got treated amazingly good again, whe had great fun and spent an awesome and also exciting time with our best friends there again, you‘re the best and we love you! Jack also came from Athens to Graz last week to finish the Despite Everything recordings there and scatterbrain as I am, I totally forgot the excact date and was driving to Berlin just when he arrived in Graz, argh…that’s a pity. Hope you had fun and alcohol in Graz though! Ok, more details and stories about the Greece tour will be online to read soonish.
After we came back from Greece Phillip got the testpressings of the new LP send to Cologne and according to him everything sounded fine, so he gave the pressing plant the conformation to start producing it. Unforunately we‘re not able to play a release show before we‘re going on tour in April as the pressing plant just told us the LPs will be delayed a bit, but we will bring them with us for the shows in April. We also will try to play a release show in our hometown in Graz after we will be back from the European tour. As soon as anything is confirmed we‘ll post it here. All the songs of the new record are already online at Bandcamp as streams to take a pre listen. It’s also already possible to pre-order the record at Contraszt!Records if you‘re interested. Altogether it’s nine new songs and this is what the LP looks and sounds like:
1. Anxiety Disorders
2. Connoisseur Of Art
3. The One-Handed Parasite
5. Crisis Stimulus
7. Fair Trade Caffeine
8. Plain Vanilla
9. Alea Iacta Est
The pressing will include a bit more than 500 pieces on black 180g Vinyl. This time we did the whole recording in our practise space in Graz by our own, the mix and master again is done by Robin and it got released by Contraszt!Records in Germany, Halvfabrikat Records in Sweden, Rope or Guilltone Records in Holland, Panda Banda Records in Slovenia, Dream Comes True Records in France, Destroy It Yourself Records in Portugal and WinHtein Records in the UK. The lyrics can also be found either on bandcamp or in the lyrics section. Thanks once more to Phillip who mainly released the record and handeld the whole process of getting it finally done, thanks a lot too to all our other friends who are running diy labels spread all over Europe and supported us again! Believe me, running a diy label means a lot of effort, time, passion and also money to put in or even to loose and bands like us wouldn‘t be possible to do things like this without all your help and idealism concerning diy and punk music and we really appreciate that! If you live in one of those countries we would highly recommend to check out the activities of those labels and to support them by going on shows or buying records if you‘re able to. Thanks!
We‘re are going to play at KuZeB Festival in Bremgarten, Switzerland on the 29th of March and after that one more show in Laives, which is located next to Bolzano, Italy. As already mentioned before we will play a release tour starting on April 3 in Olomouc, Czech Republic. The whole tour will be together with Catholic Guilt, the new band of our drummer and our guitar player. They are playing fast 80s hardcore/wave punk. You can check them out on sound cloud This is what the schedule looks like until now:
29.03.2013 BREMGARTEN, KuZeB (Kulturzentrum Festival)
30.03.2013 LAIVES, NOLOGO
With Catholic Guilt:
03.04.2013 OLOMOUC, GALERIE U MLOKA
04.04.2013 WROCLAW, tba
05.04.2013 KRAKÓW, KAWIARNIA NAUKOWA
06.04.2013 WARSZAWA, PRZYCHODNIA SKLOT, (Resist Fest II)
07.04.2013 BERLIN, SUBVERSIV e.V.
08.04.2013 HAMBURG, GÄNGEVIERTEL
09.04.2013 BIELEFELD, HOUSESHOW
10.04.2013 NIJMEGEN, DE ONDERBROEK
11.04.2013 KÖLN, AZ (Autonomes Zentrum Kalk)
12.04.2013 STRASBOURG, LA MAISON MIMIR
13.04.2013 SALZBURG, CAFE DENKMAL
Hope to see you around! Salud!