2009.05.31 Gatans Lag

(Swedish)

Inom någon dag kommer det en drös recensioner här, men redan nu följer min åsikt på den nya Gatans Lag skivan som kommer ut nu lagom till sommaren. Ett långt albumnamn kräver en lång recension. Dessutom har jag ändå tagit bort en hel del text.

Gatans Lag - Låt mig stanna tre dagar i himmelen innan djävulen vet att jag är död (Kjell Hell)


Gatans Lag - Låt mig stanna tre dagar i himmelen innan djävulen vet att jag är död (Kjell Hell) Jag tycker fortfarande att "Jag hatar folk" tillhör en av sveriges bästa punklåtar genom tiderna. Ja hela den mini-cd'n kom som en frisk fläkt över punksverige (förutom dialekten). Dom kom med det där som verkligen behövdes då jag var utled på den så förbannat tråkiga och välproducerade amerikanska streetpunkvågen. Sen dess har mitt intresse för bandet gått upp och ner, kanske mest ner då texterna innehåller så många klyschor om och om igen. Därför blev det lite väl många låtar på "Alla hängda rövares själar".

Nu är Gatans Lag tillbaka igen, precis lagom till sommaren, den ultimata årstiden för bandets låtar som t.ex "Jag kommer hem" som innehåller en underbar och svängig refräng (medan verserna känns konstiga). Vad det gäller musik och texter har det inte flutit så mycket vatten under broarna, det är slagsmål, fyllor och brats som gäller. Utan någon tillstymmelse till slätstrukhet känns den här skivan lite gladare/popigare än tidigare med inslag av baktakt, saxofon, körsånger, gästsång (Körsbärsfettera gissar jag på?). 8 låtar på 34 minuter, ganska lång speltid, men då får man även ett nionde spår på köpet, en cover med egenkomponerad text. Dock kan jag inte lyssna på den ordentligt pga att sången gör mig generad, men det får vara upp till var och en att tycka. Sammanfattning, det är Gatans Lag, man vet vad man får, lagom doserat är dock bäst. "Jag kommer hem" och "Hårt mot hårt" platsar definitivt på sommarens blandband då det blir parkdricka av.


2009.05.31 Bombstrike

Bombstrike will contribute of 2 split7" in the future. One with finish Kuolema and another with Anatomi 71. It will be D-takt & Råpunk who will release the split with Anatomi 71 wich will be a part of a box with 2 other split7".
Listen to 2 new Bombstrike songs at their Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/bombstrike


And here's Dennis from Irritation a few hours after their gig this weekend


2009.05.30 Yesterday at Fullersta

Here's a gig report, or an attempt. Im fucking tired after driving Irritation back to Sala. I came to Fullersta pretty early, it was just the bands there. Hey ho - took care of my distro. I set up on a table and after that would Irritation use a space and let me handle their distro. Peace! Then came Rob/RBD and wanted some space, but guess what, we made it. And later on, the english band Constant State of Terror wanted to set up their stuff and distro, so they bring one more table


Camden Market - No way. Fullersta 090529


First up to bring noise was Irritation, me and all I chat with thougt it was their best gig ever. It was something in the atmosphere, Oh I like them as hell. Constant State of Terror was so heavy, and I couldn't stand stil for a moment. It was really great. The last band Raised By Drunk hade some technical problems but when everything was back in normal, it was cool as hell, first time I saw them live. Lot's of idéas and everything from basic punkrock to brutal grind. I still looking forward to their split with Link


Angel

We decided to leave Fullersta after RBD and some sober talking with people and friends, I was going to drive the Punk-Volvo up to Sala and it went good except when Dennis shouted "I must baaarf"
On out way home we met Chris Bombstrike, who joined us to Sala. He gave me some news, I will publish them here soon.

More pictures from the gig at: http://www.myspace.com/schizodistro

2009.05.28 Schizofrehn Fanzine

Schizofrehn Fanzine

Right now will I spend my time with my paperzine - Schizofrehn Fanzine. I hope to release it in july. It will contains all kind of punk, as long as I like it or if it's an interesting band. And of corse, as long as it's belongs to the non-commercial scene. I do this for fun and because I like "our" scene.

* If you have something I can review
* If you want to have an ad in the fanzine (for free)
* If you wanna write something (like scenereports, info about your band or whatever you want)
* Or just wanna get in touch

Please send a mail to schizodistro@hotmail.com


Schizo distro Netzine

I will not update this site very regular, but so often I can. So don't stop visit the netzine because I will write about gigs (and you will tell me about gigs) I will write about all things that relevant to the scene. I hope you will help me, so I can update as often as possible. I will still publish interviews, news, reveiws (one time/month) etc.

get in touch - schizodistro@hotmail.com

2009.05.25 Besthöven interview

I have made an interview with the brazilian band Besthöven. What you can read here is just extracted from the whole interview that I will publish in my paper zine. So, here's a tease... Cheers!



1. About the brazilian punk scene


I have talked with friends from other cities and I know that there are so many bands
all over the country, many gigs, some zines and tons of great distros etc. But today
i’m not going to gigs etc... I’m fucking tired about this all, I’m sorry but i can’t talk
about a thing that myself am not doing (I can share that feeling sometimes/schizo)

The things today are many differents than the beginning of punk in Brazil when punks
was presecuted by police, punched and jailed and here was full of punk gangs fighting each others etc

2. About the brazilian society


in some place are really very dangerous but this is all a backdraft from an unjust society
they close the door to poor peoples then poor peoples have to learn how to survive in this stone jungle

3. List the 5 best bands from Sweden


1. Anti Cimex
2. The Shitlickers
3. Fear of war
4. Crude S.S
5. Bombanfall

(There's lot's of comments in the paperzine about why he like those bands)



4. Ok, it’s hard to get away from it but do you like football, any favourite team?

Hahahaha...absolutelly NO!!! I really don’t enjoy football. When I was a kid and my
friends was going to play football I was back to my home to read a cool comix or play atari.
I’m really adicted to comix since i was a little kid and Im a comix collector till today...

Thanx... Read the whole interview in the upcomming issue of Schizo Fanzine. I will let you
know when it's out. And it will be free. If you have any material, contact me first at schizodistro@hotmail.com

2009.05.24 Kjell Hell

(Swedish)
Jag fick ett mail från Kjell Hell och gör som så att jag kör ctrl-c + ctrl-v

Hell-oi!

Efter närmare 12 månaders excil från cyber-vrymden kommer nu Kjell Hell (www.kjellhell.se) att återuppstå. Då Kjell är väldigt intresserad utav den svenska punk och skinhead scenen undrar han om ni har intresse utav att bidra med lite information om vad som hänt och kommer hända med bandet den närmaste tiden?

Det kan vara medlemsbyten, konserter på G, nytt/nya släpp, en bra punkblogg eller bara något som ni vill informera Sveriges punx'n'skins.

Kjell uppdaterar i början utav varje månad och önskar ni sprida punkens budskap är det bara att slänga iväg ett mejl till pike12@comhem.se alternativt svara här på MySpace.

Något som ligger Kjell varmt om hjärtat är Helltunes som ligger på hemsidan....där kan ni lägga upp en låt som folk får tanka hem...ett bra sätt att sprida olika varianter av punkens alla olika musikstilar till folk :)

Vill ni skicka en låt så skickas den bäst som mp3'a till pike12@comhem.se alternativt en bränd promo till; Pike Kollberg, Skidskyttevägen 8, 12949 Hägersten. Vill då veta vad låten heter, vilken demo/skiva låten är från och vilken hemsida ni vill bli länkade till samt vilken stad bandet kommer ifrån.

Hoppas ni orkat läsa ända hit...har ni det så kanske det finns intresse utav att skicka lite info ;)

MVH/Pike.

2009.05.24 Distro-Y

I have already decided wich will be the band of the month. Here's a short interview with Alex fromDistro-Y (Ireland). I have three nominated bands, will Alex come up with the correct guess? Let's see...

1. Tell me a short story about how and why you formed Distro-y
Ok ya I started the distro out of interest in thought of helping spread a bit of music through out Galway and the rest of Ireland it also started through my boredom. And now has got a tiny bit bigger and has been going just over a year and lots of releases on the way

2. What's your opinion about the irish punk scene?
Its great there are actually alot of great bands however many are not to well known. Also there isnt any real divisions within the punk scene However it is pretty small so any division would screw things up alot. This year has been a great one so far in Irish punk music and will only get better lots of foreign bands coming over and lots of Irish releases

3. Have you sometime been in a band?

Ya I played in a band for a while not a very good one but we played fast and loud which is all I cared about we have one real horrible recording on our myspace if you want to check it out http://www.myspace.com/derelictpunks we stopped playing over a year ago probably a good thing hahaha  (I really like that song / Schizo)

4. Wich split7" will be the best this year? And why?
I am really looking forward to Appilanchian Terror Unit/Oi Polloi split however I am not sure if it is going to defintly out this year great bands.

5. Add something if you want
Good luck with the netzine Micke you seem to be working very hard at it and I hope it all works out.
Cheers Alex Distro-y www.myspace.com/medistro

And to the band of the month, what will Alex think about Nödslakt, Sangre and Pipes & Pipes

Nödslakt - Swe sound pretty good however nothing against them I prefer Sangre out of the three

Sangre - Holland are my favourite out of three nice of energy and also nice and RAW which is just what I love

Pipes and Pints are really not my cup of tea and I will leave it at that

Hope this is all adequate for you.
Cheers Alex

Thank you very much / Micke-Schizo

2009.05.21 Gig + upcomming

Stockholm, Broder Tuck 22/5 - 09
Alright, bring your ass to Broder Tuck on Friday. Bands: Nödvärn, Lowlifes, Lost Boys. And bring money for the ultra new Nödvärn LP. Just the cover are worth the money. When I put up the reviews in the end of the month you will find that LP among the reviews.

It's too bad that there's two gigs at the same night in different places in Stockholm. The scene is too small for that but I hope it will be lot's of people at both gigs.

Comming up

* Distro-y distro/records will guess wich band I have decide to be the band of the month
* Besthöven
* Kjell Hell
* Disagreed Fanzine

[there's always a reason to check up schizo distro netzine]
Cheers!

2008.05.19 Paperzine + Filthy Charity

Yes that's true. I will make a 20 pages paperzine and that will be able to download as a PDF-file. So you can print it out by yourself, but if you got an idea to print out and sell... don't take more than 5 kr in Sweden. If I hear that someone sell it for more than 5kr I will...

I'm feel sorry for everyone who think the cooperation between me and Google translation tool are a disaster, but I think I will use that shite sometimes, but I will probably write by myself for the most parts. I won't tell you anything of the contents right now. But except the reviews it will be some extra material in (haha, a new name) schizofrehn fanzine.

I hope to release the first issue in july. But as we know, all of us who have create fanzines before, it will probably be delay after delay... Ah, but 20 pages, that's a trifle.

So come one you punx, send me material, because now will you have the chance to appear on this site, Myspace and in the paperfanzine.

I have no chances to print up the fanzine, so if it is someone out there who wanna split with me, send a mail to me. I will write of all kind of punk. To celebrate this I will give you a video with some friends of mine in Marsielle, France. It is the swedish lovers in Filthy Charity with their song Neverending war



Filthy Charity on Myspace

2009.05.18 More gigs

Stockholm, Snövit, 21/5 Bands: Besserbitch (girls can rock n roll...) + 2 more (Check the flyer)

Stockholm, Broder Tuck 22/5
. Bands: Nödvärn, Lowlifes, Lost boys.

Lowlifes Myspace
Nödvärn Myspace
Lost Boys

3 really great bands.

And don't miss Extinction of Mankind at Barrowlands new venue in Glasgow.
Date: 23 may. Other bands: Subhumans, Conflict and more...

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Edit: The E.O.M gig. Besserbitch gig

Click for a large version

2009.05.18 On Myspace

Hey, you can find Schizodistro Netzine on Myspace now. I will update that site with gigs and other news. So send mail to me if you have any gigs or will going for at tour. Since I have a Music-registration it's possible to upload songs. Do you wanna join my playlist? schizodistro netzine on Myspace is just a extension of this site, so...visit them both, and be my friend on Myspace. Maybe you will be the band of the month :)

http://www.myspace.com/schizodistronetzine

schizodistro@hotmail.com

CHEERS!

2009.05.18 Gig in Flempan/Stockholm

This gig will be fucking mighty. Schizodistro will be there, so fill up your wallets :)


2009.05.17 Blogg as fuck

(swedish)

Efter att ha snokat på Sörlings fina sida fick jag veta att Maskens Blogg as fuck har blivit hackad på något sätt.
Men, allt finns kvar på hans gamla sida. Nu har han istället adressen; http://bloggasfuck.blogspot.com/
Mycket värd läsning där.

2009.05.17 Gigs

Sweden
23/5 Fullersta - Sisters in punk. Bands: Khataringa and Beat up betty. [maybe will be there with my distro]
21-23/5 Luleå - Lulefest. Punkpartaj i Luleå. Bands: Passiv dödshjälp, Dispose, Brutopia, Kranium etc. etc...


2009.05.17 End of All

I will check up the translation in the beginning of the week. Google translation tool doesn't seem to work as good as I had hope.

* The Swedish band End of All are going to release a new 7" "Places". It will be released in Europe by Halvfabrikat and in USA by Halo of Flies. Listen to their new song on their Myspace, it's really brutal.



Related links:
End of all Myspace
Halvfabrikat
Halo of Flies

2009.05.15 Upcomming gigs


Gigs

Sweden
15/5 Sala
, Täljstenen. Bands: Irritation, Fort Law etc. 30 kr. Open up 19.00 [distro]
21/5 Uppsala, Ungdomens Hus. Bands: The Bristles, The Lowlifes, Prins Carl 30/60 kr 18.00
22/5 Fullersta. Bands: Dead Weight, Glöm Dä! The Part Timers, Gang Control 50 kr 19.00 [distro]
29/5 Fullersta. Bands: Irritation, Raised By Drunk, Constant State of Terror (UK) [distro]

[distro] = Schizofrehn Distro will be there and maybe other distros too.

Denmark
13-14 Dampf, Ungdomens Hus, Fredericia
. Visions of the end. DIY Festival.
Bands: M:40,  Under al kritik, Beton, Crowpath, Mörkhimmel and more... 70 D-kr / Day
Bring your skateboard, tent, distro, and they got Vegan food.

Czech Republic

Pipes and Pints are on the road all the time, check out http://www.myspace.com/pipesandpints


   

   

2009.05.14 Project Hopeless Interview

(this interview is translated by google, and some editions by me so it might be strange or crazy at some parts)

Project Hopeless Interview

Since I've loved Ireland for so many years, and the fantastic swedish band Project Hopeless had a tour on the green island I felt that it was time for an interview. Project Hopeless have much to say and many opinions about everything. Tomorrow they will start their long US Tour. I hope you US-people will appreciate P.H, here's the interview. Maybe one of the best interview I've ever done.



1. What I wonder first of all, how was the tour in Ireland, it became much Guinness? What is the difference between the Irish punk scene and the Swedish? I think the Swedes have a great tendency to be lazy and really don't care about gigs etc. Always the same people behind it all. What is your opinion?


The tour, huh sick fun! Guinness was not too much of since we are vegans, and another that would be for all the consumption of the strange drink, it was the most affordable options. The differences between the Swedish and Irish scene are many, it's not so big there for the first and then in Belfast it was mixed with people that in Sweden should count like the come from different (punk)scenes. What you mention that the Swedish care that go to gigs may well have to do with it's much more gigs here, and also that there will be so much more bands on tour through our country than it is in Ireland . It was a really great feeling when it came to touring bands from outside the island of Ireland!

2. Did you by any answer to the conflicts in Ireland? Was there a difference for example in Belfast to Galway? You are a political band that says what you think, you have some thoughts regarding the conflict Northern Ireland-England / Ireland

What we noticed the conflict in Northern Ireland huh that very many more seemed to think it's just a destructive conflic. Many of those we met was born and raised with the conflict and think that it doesn't led somewhere and even in some cases could be expressed as a nationalist bull.

The difference between Belfast and Galway, I would say that the difference between Belfast from Galway was huge. One thing was that they didn't use irish words on the traffic signs in Belfast which in itself makes it a very clear difference in the feel of what really can last more than we can see that a band on tour in a country that is moderate shaking. Personally, I think it is sick that Northern Ireland still belongs to England and not for itself in the sense of occupation of the development time, which is directed like a lot more focus on what we should not be able to see, like on in the Middle East.

We got us a little short tourist view by Jonny, one of the organizers, who showed us the parts of Belfast where most of the clash usually took place, and to see the wall paintings with tributes to those who lost their life to his beliefs and fight for freedom was very difficult to accept. When we got down to the more affluent parts, with the great tribute to England and the freedom that England has given Northern Ireland was it difficult understand the situation.


Photos from Distro-Y

3. If you drove between the places by yourself, was it difficult with the left traffic? How did you felt about Ireland as a country with the nature, and the people outside the scene etc?


YES it's crazy the left traffic, but since we actually had a driver, which is a very nice person named Jon we didn't have to drive by ourself. But we have already been in England for a couple of times so we had no problems on the whole thing. But Ireland was actually the first time for us all so it felt crazy and fun. Nature in Ireland was really nice, at least what I could see from what we saw when we get between the cities. Had not much time to see the nature, due to the rain on each other day with sunshine and then a little rain. Unfortunately, we didn't have contact with too many people outside the "scene" but the people we met was really nice.

4. If we leave the emerald island Ireland, tell me what you have released so far? Sure, 7" is the best format? How can you be so brutal and angry, you live on the continent (Skåne), you are close to all that Europe offers, what are your views on the EU?

We was so focussed to been angry and tell the world about or thoughts so maybe we released too much and didn't really had control over everything. Any case, we have released a 7 "/ demo as the first, second release was 7" "Utsatt", third release a split 7 "with Offensive, the fourth was a part of the Antifa Benefit LP, the fifth release "Kalla jävla samhälle" an LP, the sixth was "Välkommen till vår sopfyllda fabrik" LP/CD, seventh release "Hit men inte längre utan skyddshjälm" is a discography CD 01-04, eighth release is a new 7" "Av hela mitt hjärta" which is out very soon, when it's sent from the printer on 11 th of may, it's free to download the songs from our website.

I can't really agree with your thoughts aboyt that 7" is the best format because it's so very expensive to release, add about 10 kr (1 euro) for each 7" to get a LP with a cover and the whole shit. About our angry and brutal sounds is probably that we have turned the anger against all things we hate, we have done, fortunately what we want, angry music and just have the human beeings in our mind. That we are close to the continent is actually really good! But we have no possibility to use it too often due to a variety of reasons, I would personally not go away too often from my daughter, then it must be of course also solve everything with school / job. To be on Punk tour is usually not the most profitable.

As current EU has been the fortress unfortunately put a hard hold on us all, what the current European Union according to a system that will guide so many countries on the basis of an elite who usually can not even govern their own countries are just so stupid. What European countries need is not a government from a central unit, it is rather an individual focus on their own problems and not on anything else that takes up their energy from what is really going to change at a more direct and concrete way.

              

5. There are rumors that Sika Äpärä are going to release their fifth issue. What do you think about Sika and all other fanzine that followed in their attitude? New Sika is obviously very neoliberal and celebrate global capitalism. In fact, I have not yet understand if Finnen are serious or just want to provoke. Do you think it's alright to joke about everything or are there limits?

As I understand, there already is a new number of Sika, think I read it on Sörlings blog (Yes a new Sika is on the way, I have talked to Finnen and he seems seriouse about the neoliberal thoughts / Schizo comment). People who want to assume that provoke others by write things in a fanzine to make groups of the punk scene upset, I usually do not understand. It is completely unbelievable that such creative people who manage to write zines and make other stuff, use their creativity to write things for a completely different purpose.

To these people interfere who other people behave in some ways is a different thing, then perhaps this would be lifted up in other ways. But this is just my opinion. To provoke a response to one or the other becomes a bit difficult to take for some who never been through it to be criticized, and then maybe even get to out of an attitude that is entered in this, makes it throughout the more controversial manner. (A google translation, I just want to put up this so I can't manage to translate everything by myself, I hope you understand / Schizo Comment) If Sika will be so neoliberal as you say is just sad, but it's so clear that many will be upset and say a lot of things. A choice that certainly considered safe and careful, I do not know.

As for jokes and limits I think you should act as you want to do and what you not want to do. There will always be people who will find that you do wrong, but if you not believe in what you do for your own part, so it will not be too much to fight for. Jokes can be different, but I do not believe that some things are a joke, then it can be interpreted as it wants. Racism? Sexism? Two brief points as an example to this.


Photo from from P.H Myspace

6. Thanks a lot for you taking your time for Schizo Distro Netzine, do you have any last words? You are going for a long tour in the US now, good luck there, show them motherfuckers how swedish anger sounds like! =) The word is free for you:

Thank you for taking the time for us. It will be crazy fun on the the U.S tour, it is with very mixed feelings we go there. We will remind that our new 7" is available on our website www.projecthopeless.tk texts and most of what you might want to know is there. Want to give an encouraging word and cheer to everybody thinking of doing things. Do just what you feel to do! As long as you believe in it, so is the strong will of creativity such an important part of creating changes. Do not be opressed, there will always be someone or something that wants us badly, take advantage of the last opportunities we have in this country. / Oskar - PH 09

Related Links:
Project Hopeless homepage
Project Hopeless on Myspace
Pictures from Distro-Y - Distro/Records

2009.05.14 Pipes and Pints Scandi-tour 2009

(If you are gonna tour or having a gig, send me a mail and I will put it up here, schizodistro@hotmail.com)

Pipes and Pints are coming to Scandinavia in October 2009 for a tour. Here's the tour plan. I'm helping them with gigs and we really need help. Take a look. Send me a mail if you can help Pipes and Pints with gigs - schizodistro@hotmail.com

Pipes and Pints on Myspace

1 okt - Denmark / Copenhagen (not confirmed yet)
2 okt - Denmark/Sweden - Help needed
3 okt - Sweden / Gothenburg - Henriksberg (confirmed)
4 okt - Norway / Oslo - Help needed
5 okt - Sweden - Help needed
6 okt - Sweden - Help needed (Stockholm, Uppsala, Västerås)
7 okt - Finland
8 okt - Finland
9 okt - Finland
10 okt - Finland
11 okt  - Finland / Sweden - Help needed
12 okt - Sweden - Help needed
13 okt - Sweden / Denmark / Germany - Help needed
14 okt - Denmark / Poland / Germany - Help needed

2008.05.14 Spelning i Sala! + Gatans Lag

Got any news? Send me a mail: schizodistro@hotmail.com

(in swedish)

Spelning i Sala
Schizo Distro kommer givetvis vara där med skivförsäljning.





Gatans Lag
Den 6/6 släpper Gatans Lag en ny skiva. Av det jag har hört så...är det vad man kunde vänta sig. Svängit men tröttsamt. Dom får väl helt enkelt lämna Oi!-genren och komma med något nytt textmässigt. Men jag ska inte döma dom på förhand, har bara hört någon låt på Kjell Hells sida på Myspace (ni kanske kan leta upp den själva, jag har ont om tid just nu)

2009.05.13 Interview: M:40

M:40 Interview

Here's an interview with the great swedish band M:40, I think they are one of the best bands right now. So brutal and lot's of anxiety. I have translate this interview from swedish to english so watch out for some incorrect grammar and other stuff but...Here we go...


1. Hello, give us a presentation of the band. And what do you do except playing with M:40?


The band contains of Simon - Drums, Johan - Bass, Daniel - Guitar & Vocals and Sebben - Vocals. Apart from M:40 we have ordinary works. Simon and Daniel are employed on a big bakery. Johan are within the car industry. And Sebben have been affected by the crisis and are "between two works"

2. You'll soon go for a mini tour in Germany, any excpectations? You have done some tours before, which countries do you like most and what's the biggest difference against Sweden?

This tour will be really fun, it's almost two years since we played in Germany and it will be great to play this gigs with the nice people in End of all. It's just four gigs so it will be very intensive. Germany use to have a good scene. The Czech Republic was our favourite but then we visited Russia and that's probably the best country we've played in. The audience take an more active interest in the gigs outside Sweden, they don't take it for granted. It use to be good in Sweden too but sometimes it's too tired mood.



3. I have never read a bad review with you guys. Are you so angry for real or do you just have the sound people expect from a band within this brutal scene? How the hell can you be such a fantastic band? Tell me what people use to say about you?

Haha, it's always fun with good response. And we can just say thanks a lot. But the first review we got on our first demo was a disaster. But with all rights, that wasn't good. Our songs is not so complicated and we are probably angry for real.

4. What's your favourite bands?


Let's do some namedrop: Tragedy, Kylesa, Switchblade, Skitsystem, Cult of luna, End of all, The Knife, Fever Ray, Black Sabbath, Doomriders, Dillinger escape plan, Mastodon, Splitter.

5. Describe your hometown Lidköping, any good venues? And how much people is it on the gigs?

Lidköping is a quite small town with a number of inhabitants around 35.000. It can, with some luck, turn up maybe a few hundred at the gigs, but sometimes it can be maybe 10 persons so it's not total safe to put up gigs. The last year (2008) we put up some punk/hc gigs in our rehearsal local and that was often good, or it came enough people for not lose any money. There's some groups who arrange gigs then and then but not any particular locals. We had a rockbar who closed for not so long time ago. We have also a "youth house" where the arrangements not have been very good.

6. You are not lazy as a band, and release at least something every year. What's the difference between now and when your first record was released?

To compare our first record "Tomma ord är inte värda ett skit" with the last recording "Industrilandskap" + Our split with Sand Creek Massacre I must say that our sound have become darker, more aggressive and more tight. Maybe it was some more humour on the first record, maybe not fun as hell but it was different. We have still very fun but it wasn't that carefully as we try to be nowadays. We just played without any special ideas.



7. Are M:40 an etablished band yet so much people will visit your gigs. I think it's a big problem with Sweden that there's so much people who don't come to gigs with not so well known bands.

No we are not that big yet. And as you say are people a bit lazy and prefer to stay home to drink insted of visit gigs. Even when big bands play as well. Sad but true.

8. What's the deal between Hobo, Em Records and Halvfabrikat Records?


Some labels from different countries have been involved in our releases but it's more or less always Halvfabrikat who release our records. Hobo Rec have the studio in Jönköping where we have recorded all our stuff. Our first Cd was a DIY production and we came up with the name Em Records. It have been great to work with Danne (Halvfabrikat) and I suppose that we will continue in the future.

9. Who in the band get all the groupies and who take care of the technical stuff and who are most interested to get alcohol when you visit a new venue?


Since we don't play that kind of rockstar music I think I have to pass the first question. Johan "Mr. Elektroniker" can always arrange the technical stuff when it's problems. And we all drink with pleasure, that's the half thing with the whole gig, isn't it?

Okey, that was all for now. The band was going to get up early in the morning for their trip to Germany.

M:40 in Schizo Distro
M:40 - Industrilandskap. 7" - 30 kr
M:40 / Sand Creek Massacre, split 7" - 30 kr

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2009.05.12 Info and distro list

This is Schizo Distro Netzine, it will be a mix of english and swedish, all news about the distro will be in in english. This will be my pure blog about the music I love and the scene I like to support and be a part of - the punk scene. You will find interviews, reviews, bandinfo, gig reports and of course - all news of Schizofrehn Distro. Here's the myspace address: http://www.myspace.com/schizodistro where you always will find the complete distro list. Just check the blog.

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Here's the complete distro list (2009.05.12) I have just a few copys or just one copy left of many of the items
- An offer to the last of may. Order 4 records and pick one more for free

[7']

Alouatta - Animal - 30 kr
Punk dirty guitar-garagerock from Stockholm.

Dissober - Outcasts of sobriety - 30 kr
Recorded 97, released 08. Great fucking kängpunk

From the ashes - Heading for dystopia - 30 kr
Grindcore from Sweden with a mix of metal, hardcore, punk

Kvoteringen - Dödens handslag - 30 kr
Really great music from this bands with just rockstars haha

M:40 - Industrilandskap - 30 kr
Darkness, hate and anxiety. Strong Skitsystem influences on clear vinyl

Personkrets 3:1 - Ruiner - 30 kr (NEW)
Their last release

Project Hopeless - Utsatt - 30 kr (NEW)
One of the best swedish bands right now

Raw Hate - Drunk as fuck existence - 30 kr (NEW)
Raw swedish punk as fuck. Back in stock

Shoy Squad - New age soma - 30 kr (NEW)
Great punk/hc from Germany

Skitslakt - Life sucks! - 30 kr (NEW)
Brutal hardcorepunk from Sweden. Back in stock

Sub Alert - What makes you go on - 20 kr
Great aggro hardcore fast and screaming song

Thurneman - Ep - 30 kr
interesting swedish band who mix swedish 90's punk with US 80's old school hardcore

Tolshock - The heritage of violence - 35 kr
Far away from peace & love. This is fast and filled with hate. Swedish kängpunk, great as hell. Swedish and english lyrics.

Warvictims - Dogs of war - 30 kr (NEW)
D-beat til death. Swedish käng

[SPLIT 7"]

Aktiv Dödshjälp / Slaktattack - 30 kr
Two swedish bands. Heavy brutal punk with deathmetal influences. Warning! This is not for kids

From the ashes / A den of robbers - 30 kr
Sweden vs. Belgium. Grindcore, punk, hardcore

Hathor / Mindblaster - Losers Unite (split) - 20 kr
Here's raw dirty rock n rollpunk by Hathor vs. Mindblaster playing hardcore and rawpunk

Hathor / K'E-K'E-M - Noise pollution, for your listening pleasure (split) - 20 kr

Sweden vs. Italy. Two bands who's playing great punkrocknroll. K'E-K'E-M with a Hellacopters song.

Livstid / Passiv Dödshjälp 30 Kr
Norway vs. Sweden. Is this a real word? -> hardcoreanxietydestructivepunk, so brilliant

M:40 / Sand creek massacre 30 Kr
So fucking brilliant split. Arrrgh... Sweden / Holland

Rajoitus / Abnorm 30 kr
Info will come soon

SMG / Archagathus - Trasgression / Who do you believe - 30 kr
Malaysia vs. Canada. Mad grindcore. Really cool.

SMG / Mass separation - 30 kr
Griiiiind

[COMPILATIONS]


A hardcore compilation - Den magiska cirkeln - 30 kr
A very intersting compilation who www.lukinzine.com gave 7/10 Svartenbrandt, Thurneman, Bad Amputation, Instängd, Förmögenhet

We come in peace - More world, less bank part 2 - 30 kr
8 bands, 8 songs all exlusive for this record Protestera, Antatomi 71, Kuolema, Apologia, Personkrets 3:1, Ensam, Diskonto, 365 dagar av synd.

[CD...(Yes I have cd's too, but it's the 7" I love)]


77 - Skit i stan... - 40 kr
Well, this is my own project. It's all about everything around Hammarby. So if you support Bajen, get this Cd-r. www.myspace.com/sjuttisju

Distress / Wheel of dharma - 50 kr
This is so fucking powerful. Russian Distress deliver some very impressive hardcorepunk

Filthy Charity - Return to the bloody vein - 30 kr

Cd-r demo with 7 songs. Some grind, some metal. An interesting mix and a cheap price

Filthy Charity - Manes thecel phares - 50 kr
A great cd, 21 songs with great sound. It's really hard to describe their music with so many influences. Metal, punk, grind. I like it, so you have no choice, you will like it too. Cheap!

Human Waste - 30 kr 19 songs CD-r
Anger, fury, hate.

Milvains - 50 kr
Is this what they call screamo? Great and melodic though

Passiv Dödshjälp - 30 kr 8 songs CD-r
Anxietycrust with black metal and hardcore influences. Fantastic. "Cd sucks shit, vinyl is for the rich fuckers, Cd-r is the future" [schizodistro comment: stay rich, you fuckers! Because, who care about the future??? But buy all formats anyway haha]

Pipes and Pints - Punkrock with highland bagpipes - 40 kr

This is gold! I don't use to like the mix between punk and bagpipes or irish influenced punk. But Pipes & Pipes are a bit different, they are a great punkband and they use their bagpipes in right moments. Read my review (in swedish) with this Czech Republic band.

















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