Monday, June 1, 2020

Motivate Us with Force! #1

Hey brutal bangers,
this is the first episode of a new playlist called "Motivate Us with Force!", that's totally focused on hardcore punk with positive messages, so to fight this tough period with angry music but characterized by very good vibes.

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Fuck Covid-19 Edition (streaming on YouTube, 30th May 2020)

Festival: Fuck Covid-19 Edition
Data: 30 maggio 2020
Locale: live in streaming su YouTube
Ingresso: vabbè... gratis ma con possibilità di donare qualcosa al 360.






Comunicazione di servizio:

prima di leggere questo lunghissimo live report, vi annuncio che in questi giorni sto assemblando una mega-compilation con tutti gruppi HC/grind/Oi!/punk di Roma e dintorni. All'iniziativa ci partecipano già xSenselessxPositivityx, I Maiali, Tumultum Hostilis, Verano's Dogs, Mind/Knot, Short Fuse, No Look City, Grigio Piombo, No More Lies, Causeffect, Sbocco Nichilista, e altri che verranno.
La compilation sarà pubblicata su BandCamp e sarà o in free download oppure sarà una compilation benefit (mi piacerebbe per il 360).
Se volete partecipare con il vostro gruppo, contattatemi a timpaniallospiedozine@hotmail.com e vedrò se inserirvi.

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Una cosa che mi piace molto dell'hardcore punk è che, al contrario del metal, esso è un genere crudo, realista, vero, che permette a chi lo suona di parlare anche di se stessi, delle proprie fragilità, della propria umanità sia nel bene che nel male, e a chi lo ascolta perfino di cambiare e migliorare come persona, attuando magari delle scelte di vita radicali. E questa quarantena, che è stata durissima per tante persone e purtroppo fatale per altre, mi ha fatto capire molto di me stesso, forse anche troppo, visto che sono passato attraverso varie fasi, andando così dalla più intensa positività alla più profonda tristezza, arrivando ad attuare anche scelte "sbagliate" che sono andate contro me stesso e perfino contro certe persone a me veramente care. Alla fine, forte anche del fatto di aver preso, a un certo punto, come inno personale "Watch Me Rise" degli Have Heart, ho concluso che bisogna ricordarsi dei propri errori, delle proprie sconfitte e dei propri fallimenti perché essi danno l'occasione di stravolgere in positivo noi stessi, di diventare persone migliori e più forti, adattandosi così meglio a quanto ci succede intorno a noi e dentro di noi (perché, in fondo, il vero nemico siamo noi stessi). Ma, in ogni caso, come dicevano i Terror, "I'm only stronger"!

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Honorable Mentions from the Abyss #21: xSenselessxPositivityx/Nabat/No More Lies/Shockproof/Hybridized/The Ammonoids

Hey brutal bangers,
this new appointment of "Honorable Mentions from the Abyss" is very particular because it's completely dedicated to the bands from Rome, that is the city where I currently live and where I was born 31 years ago. So, in some senses, this article is a little intimist since it talks about bands that, often, I saw live on stage, with the result that they reminds me a lot of memorable nights in the name of good music, solidarity, fun and important relationships, and all this is fundamental, especially in a tough period like this in which every live gig is forbidden.
In addition, today the genres are veeeery different since they ranges from noisegrind to punk rock or to death/thrash metal, so the lovers of the good music (and anti-music hehe!) will find a lot of interesting bands, and there is also to say that I featured all of them in "Come on, burn my ears! #7".
So, don't waste other time and ENJOY this new appointment with "Honorable Mentions from the Abyss"!

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Come on, burn my ears! #7

Hey brutal bangers,
finally welcome to the new appointment with "Come on, burn my ears!", the playlist of the 'zine, that today is full of different genres!

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Glacial Fear: release of a new single!

Hey brutal bangers,
the Italian quartet Glacial Fear, whose I reviewed many years ago their excellent debut album "Frames", announces the release of a new single called "Frost"!

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Monday, May 11, 2020

Fabio Rossi - "Rory Gallagher: il bluesman bianco con la camicia a quadri" (Chinaski Edizioni, 2017)

Titolo: Rory Gallagher: il bluesman bianco con la camicia a quadri
Autore: Fabio Rossi
Genere: Libro
Data di uscita: settembre 2017
Voto: 80/100













Sì, lo so, il libro che mi sto apprestando a recensire non ci azzecca praticamente nulla con ciò che è Timpani allo Spiedo ma, da quanto ho imparato, con 'sta quarantena tutti gli schemi, anche quelli più elementari, possono saltare, ergo recensire questo libro su questa webzine è cosa buona e giusta. Ma di quale libro stiamo parlando? Di "Rory Gallagher: il bluesman con la camicia a quadri", secondo libro, pubblicato nel 2017 dalla genovese Chinaski Edizioni, del romano Fabio Rossi, giornalista freelance e grande appassionato della musica rock e metal perfino dagli anni '70 che in campo letterario ha esordito due anni prima con un volume dedicato al prog inglese mentre l'anno scorso ne ha pubblicato un terzo totalmente focalizzato sui leggendari Emerson, Lake and Palmer. Bene, è stato proprio il buon Fabio che il 4 marzo 2020 mi ha regalato volentieri il suo secondo libro, con tanto di dedica e pure di foto fra noi due per ricordare il bel momento. Devo ringraziarlo di nuovo per avermelo regalato, anche perché, grazie a lui, ho conosciuto un chitarrista talentuosissimo di cui non sapevo l'esistenza fino a qualche tempo fa e il cui nome è: Rory Gallagher.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Till Death: in arrivo una diretta acustica su YouTube!


Hey brutal bangers,
considerando che pure con 'sta semi-quarantena tutto è ancora fermo e il futuro è più incerto che mai, il collettivo HC punk Till Death ha pensato bene di organizzare per il 30 maggio, in sostituzione del concerto ormai annullato con i Chokehold come headliner, una diretta acustica sul loro canale YouTube intitolata, molto appropriatamente, "Fuck Covid-19 Edition", dove verranno presentati parecchi gruppi che saranno annunciati nei prossimi giorni.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Eduardo Vitolo - "Children of Doom" (Tsunami Edizioni, 2018)

Titolo: Children of Doom
Autore: Eduardo Vitolo
Genre: Libro
Data di uscita: settembre 2018
Pagine: 418
Voto: 83/100













Sì, è vero: io quasi "aborro" il doom metal e, in genere, qualsiasi tipo di metal lento, compresi il depressive black metal e lo slamming brutal death metal. Però 2 anni fa, in preda a un'impellente curiosità, mi incuriosì di un libro, che uscì per l'attivissima Tsunami Edizioni, interamente dedicato al doom metal e alle sue varianti: "Children of Doom" di Eduardo Vitolo, giornalista freelance al suo 5° libro. Devo dire fin da subito che, come ogni saggista che si rispetti, l'autore ha fatto un gran bel lavoro coprendo un arco temporale piuttosto lungo... ma non saltiamo immediatamente alle conclusioni e vediamo cosa ha da offrirci questo "Children of Doom", che prende il proprio titolo dal 6° album dei Saint Vitus, "C.O.D.".

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Honorable Mentions from the Abyss #20: Trespasser/Gaylord/Scream3Days/Vendetta Fucking Metal/Hanormale/Nordjevel/Architectural Genocide/Soul Dragger

Hey brutal bangers,
I wrote no articles even since 17th April, so it's time to do a big episode of "Honorable Mentions from the Abyss"! Hence, I'll present you today 8 very interesting bands ranging from the anarchist and anti-fascist black metal to metalcore, so I covered many extreme metal genres in this episode.
But now you have a lot to read, so don't waste other time and let's start with the bands!

ENJOY THE ARTICLE!!!

Monday, April 13, 2020

Milizia HC - "L'inferno dell'uguaglianza" (DIY co-production, 2007)

Gruppo: Milizia HC
Titolo: L'inferno dell'uguaglianza
Genere: Hardcore Punk
Durata: 19.38 min
Data di rilascio: 2007
Voto: 94/100












Devo ammettere di aver rosicato un botto quando, a causa di questa fottuta quarantena che ci ha cambiato radicalmente la vita, un mese fa è stata cancellata la serata HC punk del 14 marzo a Roma con headliner i leggendari Milizia HC. Sì, volevo vederli, volevo salire sul palco per cantare le loro canzoni, volevo pogare come un forsennato (anche se con il pollice destro ancora un po' sfasciato ma vabbè - leggere questo live report, prego), volevo comprare un po' del loro merchandise e, soprattutto, volevo conoscerli di persona, specie il cantante Lorenz, l'unico superstite rimasto della formazione originale. Tutto questo perché i Milizia HC hanno significato veramente tanto per me da quando, da pischelletto di 18 anni, scaricai il loro secondo album, "L'inferno dell'uguaglianza", da punk4free.org, sito HC punk per me di riferimento da una vita. Perciò è quasi inutile dire che mi sono esaltato un casino quando, a dicembre, seppi, attraverso FB, del freschissimo ritorno dei Milizia HC dopo ben 12 anni di assenza dalle scene. Quindi, per celebrare il loro ritorno e per rendere finalmente il giusto tributo a quello che è praticamente il mio gruppo HC punk italiano preferito insieme ai Wretched, eccovi oggi su Timpani allo Spiedo la recensione dell'intramontabile "L'inferno dell'uguaglianza". Daje!

Friday, April 10, 2020

INTERVIEW TO CRIPPLE BASTARDS! (WITH GIULIO THE BASTARD)


Hey brutal bangers,
many months ago I enthusiastically reviewed the 7th and last album by Cripple Bastards, "La fine cresce da dentro". So, captured by the curiosity to discover something more about this album, after the review I contacted Luca Pessina from Anubi Press in order to send, through him, a nice interview to Cripple Bastards. Finally, in these last days the same Giulio the Bastard, singer and founder of the band, answered to the interview, so the following are his own words.
Needless to say, apart from thanking Luca to sending the interview to Giulio, I am very honored to present to you an interview to a so historic band, that is also very fundamental for the Italian and even the international grindcore scene. So, enjoy this article from start to finish!

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Memories #1: la prima volta del Till Death!

Hey brutal bangers,
oggi lancio una rubrica un po' particolare perché, prima di tutto, "Memories" esisterà probabilmente solo fino alla fine di questa quarantena, per ricordare, con un pizzico di nostalgia ma anche con tanta fiducia per il futuro, quanto fossero belli i nostri momenti di aggregazione prima che questo fottuto virus minacciasse la nostra quotidianità. Ma, in secundis, anche perché, per una volta tanto, non parlerò strettamente di musica ma di persone, della fauna che con entusiasmo disinteressato colora, anima, muove o semplicemente frequenta iniziative, situazioni, concerti sia metal sia HC punk. Quindi, lascerò scorrere (bei) ricordi, con la speranza che tutto questo nostalgismo per un passato che, sono fiducioso, ritornerà più forte di prima, porti a un positivo vento di cambiamento per tutti noi.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Rose's quarantine playlist: let the music scream for you! #2


Hola, amigos! As the weekend approaches, I’ve come up with a brand new playlist!
This time, I’m focusing on the Italian punk hardcore scene; in fact, since the ‘80s, it is undeniable that Italy has delighted its punk audience with absolutely brilliant hardcore punk bands!
And, since we’re stuck at home (I know, there’s no need to underline it, but I’m a bit of a sadist :D), we can use our precious time to explore these bands and noisy sounds!

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Honorable Mentions from the Abyss #19: Anifernyen/Humanart/Ruach Raah

Hey brutalbangers,
I remember that once Portugal seemed to not have so many good bands, and one can say that its only relevant band was Moonspell  and that's it. But, during these last years, its metal scene exploded a lot, exposing very talented bands especially in the black metal (Black Circle, anyone?) and thrash metal genres, and many of them, like Toxik Attack or Black Cilice, are now definitely into my insatiable heart of metalhead always ready to fall in love with fresh music.
So, needless to say, this new episode of "Honorable Mentions from the Abyss" (no reviews, no votes, only "honorable mentions") is entirely focused on some of the 2019 Portuguese black metal albums that I received during these last months. So, you'll have other amazing stuff to listen to in this time of forced quarantine.

ENJOY THE ARTICLE and THE BANDS!!!

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Honorable Mentions from the Abyss #18: Ruin Lust/Miscarriage/Kuroi Jukai/Depressor

Hey brutalbangers,
the new episode of "Honorable Mentions from the Abyss" is particularly extreme, not only because it is entirely focused on some of the last releases by the Sentient Ruin Laboratories (a label perfect for everyone into "ugly" but unconventional sonorities) but also because you are going to know very sick bands. So, forewarned is forearmed!

ENJOY THIS ARTICLE and BE DEAF BEFORE THE END OF THIS QUARANTINE!

Rose's quarantine playlist: let the music scream for you! #1


Let's face it: we're  going through a very tough moment of our lives. At present, our freedom is jeopardised, and this pandemic is damaging the entire world.
It's hard to stay positive (I'm quoting a band :P) but we can make it! How? I know it's hard, some of you are losing their hope... but (there is always a BUT in this imperfect world!) there are many ways to cope with this unpleasant scenario... and the first thing that comes to my mind is... MUSIC!
Ok, we can't go to a concert, see the bands playing, do the "pogo dance"! But we can definitely use our imagination and pretend to be part of a music event. So, let's use our lazy brains! :D

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Defechate: released a single very fit for these hard times!


Hey brutal bangers,
the Italian death metal duo Defechate, in which there is on vocals/bass a certain Giuseppe "Tato" Tatangelo (already known on these pages for his militancy in bands like Glacial Fear and A Buried Existence), released recently on YouTube "Uomo ossidato" (Italian for "Oxidized Man"), a song taken from their upcoming debut full-lenght.

xQuarantenaxDeliriumx: a new HC punk project in the time of Coronavirus...

Hey brutal bangers,
this fukken quarantine, despite everything, is unleashing the creativeness of the people. For example, a new HC punk project (or band?) is born in Rome and its suburbs so to "break down the boredom in quarantine". And it isn't a case if its moniker is xQuarantenaxDeliriumx.

Monday, March 23, 2020

INTERVIEW TO AGRIPUNK! (WITH ANDREA)

“Animal liberation front, supporto ai movimenti di liberazione!” Movimenti - Intothebaobab

The idea of this interview was originally intended to give voice to an important Italian organisation that takes care of the animals’ rights and tries to give them support and dignity they deserve. It is important to underline they have the courage to operate in a backward country (let’s face it!), that do not care enough about animals’ living conditions.

I do really support their ideas and initiative and I also think that they give us hope for a prosperous future in which animals can have the dignity they deserve. Even though their contribution is a tiny beacon of hope in this doomsday scenario, we must take into account the fact that changes start with small step, and if we relate their work to the merciless environment in which they’re operating, we all agree that Agripunk is already a giant step forward!

During “Questa è Roma mica” fest, they were there, and the filthy punkmetaloihcsxe audience had the chance to taste their sophisticated and delicious cuisine!

I know one of their members since I was 15, so when Flavio told me that he’d make a report of the festival, I jumped at the opportunity to interview him in order to hear all the story from scratch!

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Honorable Mentions from the Abyss #17: Pandemic/Iron Curtain/Aggressive Perfector/Savage Master

Hey brutal bangers,
in these Coronavirus times I'm working a lot for Timpani allo Spiedo 'zine. Hence, after some time from the last episode of "Honorable Mentions from the Abyss", I am going to present you today 4 bands belonging to the purest heavy metal with some speed and also thrash metal variations. Each of them deserves attention, so...

ENJOY THE ARTICLE and SUPPORT THE FOLLOWING BANDS!!!

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Verano's Dogs - "Summoning the Hounds" (Metal Age Productions, 2018)

Band: Verano's Dogs
Title: Summoning the Hounds
Genre: Death/Grindcore
Time: 23.38 min
Release date: 15th June 2018
Vote: 85/100











And after many live reports about the Verano's Dogs and also after their inclusion in "Come on, burn my ears! #4", here you are the review about their debut album "Summoning the Hounds", that was released in 2018 only on CD version by a Slovakian label called Metal Age Productions. The Verano's Dogs have a very interesting moniker because, on a hand, the Campo Verano is a famous Roman cemetery and, on the other hand, the term "dogs" comes from their fascination towards all the different religions and ancient beliefs in which the dogs are the bringers of the dead in the afterworld. In addition, the band is composed of veterans of the extreme metal and also hardcore punk scene with past and/or current experiences in bands like Taste the Floor (Pompeo) and NIS (Ulderico) while Pablo (the original drummer of the band), now replaced by Valerio of Seventh Genocide's fame, plays in the thrashcore act Injury Broadcast. But now fuck all these infos and let's start to talk about "Summoning the Hounds", also because we need finally some fuckin' action!

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Voidwatcher - "Voidwatcher I" (Self-released, 2020)

Band: Voidwatcher
Title: Voidwatcher I
Genre: Doom Metal with Thrash and Heavy Metal influences
Time: 19.24 min
Release date: 13th January 2020
Vote: 74/100












Lovecraft and heavy metal: the perfect wedding! This young band from Rome Caput Mundi, Voidwatcher, that I included in the third episode of “Come on, burn my ears!”, confirms again the success of this wedding with their debut EP "Voidwatcher I", that was self-released in the early days of this unlucky 2020. Be prepared for something really fit to celebrate the Ancient Ones!

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Steinbock - "Till the Limit" (Art Gates Records, 2019)

Band: Steinbock
Title: Till the Limit
Genre: Heavy/Thrash Metal with Hard Rock influences
Time: 35.48 min
Release date: 1st November 2019
Vote: 79/100













Well well well, what do we have here? A band whose moniker means “capricorn” in German but whose nationality is Spanish. Plus, Steinbock played even two times in Rome during February 2020. I was supposed to see them at 360 when they played there on 21st February but, instead, I preferred to see the exhibition of Marta Rose with her absurd and experimental band Amikristi and the Bad Sisters (I remember I described them as a female version of the post-punk act DEVO) at the Largo Venue, attending a really fantastic night. But here the main theme is about Steinbock and their debut album “Till the Limit”, that I received in physical format directly from Art Gates Records, the label with the longest partnership with Timpani allo Spiedo ‘zine considering that we are collaborating with it since the now far 2012.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Sacrilege - "The Court of the Insane" (Pure Steel Records, 2019)

Band: Sacrilege
Title: The Court of the Insane
Genre: Heavy Metal/NWOBHM
Time: 55.12 min
Release date: 2nd August 2019
Vote: 82/100













Ladies and gentlemen, today I’ll talk you about a piece of NWOBHM history! In fact, today you have to read a nice review about Sacrilege, a quartet that, leaded since their foundation in 1982 by the singer/guitarplayer Bill Beadle (he is their only original member to be in their current line-up), was a part of the NWOBHM movement. But, as for many bands belonging to this movement, also Sacrilege faced an unlucky fate since they lasted for only 5 years between 1982 and 1987, managing in no ways to release a full-lenght album. Fortunately they were reformed in 2012 and, since then, they faced an incredible explosion of creativity because of 7 full-lenght albums released between 2011 and 2019 (yes, even though the band wasn't still officially reformed, it seem that they recorded two albums during the years 2009 and 2010). So, I received their last work, “The Court of the Insane”, through their Italian manager Valeria Campagnale, that runs also two heavy metal/hard rock websites called Rockers and Other Animals and Insane Voices Labyrinth. In return, she’ll review my ebook about proto-black metal entitled “Nel Segno del Marchio Nero”, that I released on 24th March 2019.

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Frijgard - "Chapter Zero" (Art Gates Records, 2019)


Band: Frijgard
Title: Chapter Zero
Genre: Epic Heavy/Black Metal
Time: 48.33 min
Release date: 14th June 2019
Vote: 86/100













Some months ago I received a new physical pack from Art Gates Records. Among others, I found into that pack “Chapter Zero”, the third album by Frijgard, a very interesting band from the northern Switzerland whose moniker is a funny pun derived from Fricktal, the name of their region. In fact, reading from an interview on the Web (you can reach it through the following linkhttps://www.metalcentre.com/2019/11/frijgard-interview-with-sandro-vocal-bass/), “Frick” was the Swiss name’s variation for Frija, that is the wife of Odin. Instead, “-gard” is simply used in the Nordic mythology to indicate a world (i.e. Asgard). So, through this kind of moniker, one can imagine that Frijgard are into viking metal… but the reality is veeery different. Let’s see why and how!

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Black Faith: Hyàkrisht left the band!

Hey brutal bangers,
bad news about the Italian black metal band Black Faith! In fact, Hyàkrisht, their drummer since 2009, recently left the band.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

No Look City - "No Look City" (Self-released, 2020)

Band: No Look City
Title: Blindness
Genre: Hardcore Punk/Metalcore
Time: 10.38 min
Release date: 4th March 2020
Vote: 89/100













What happened to the music and the message that I love?” H20 – What happened

Can 10 minutes shake up the entire hardcore punk scene? Sure they can! Cause what matters most is quality not quantity. To be honest I am that kind of person who likes old bands and who’s always questioning new stuff because, as H20’ve said in one song, I got the impression that over time, the true spirit of punk and hardcore got lost. And it’s all related: attitude, thoughts, messages to convey, and most important thing: priorities. That’s right, cause in punk there are a few things which are very important, such as the spirit, the attitude, the way of life. And often happens not to see these fundamental elements anymore in a hardcore band. And above all, it is rare to bring out an original sound!

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Come on, burn my ears! #5

Hey brutal bangers,
finally here you are the new and fifth episode of "Come on, burn my ears!"... even though it was supposed to be published in February but, for various reasons, I managed to release it only now!

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Cancer Clan/Desteufels - "Cancer Clan/Desteufels split" (7Degrees Records/Merciless Records, 2019)

Bands: Cancer Clan/Desteufels
Title: Cancer Clan/Desteufels
Genre: Grindcore/Crust Punk/D-Beat
Time: 25.13 min
Release date: 13th December 2019
Vote: 73/100
































In these last days I worked very little for the ‘zine for various reasons, so I’m behind on the stuff I have to publish. In consequence of this, I must be a bit fast, for a while, with the new articles. One of them is the review of today that is about a split, released by 7Degrees Records and Merciless Records and that I received from Anubi Press, between two German bands belonging to the hardcore punk spectrum: Cancer Clan and Desteufels.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Sect Mark+Siege Stompers+Closed Speech+Mind/Knot+Causeffect (Rome, 15th February 2020)


Gruppi: Sect Mark+Siege Stompers+Closed Speech+Mind/Knot+Causeffect
Data: 15 febbraio 2020
Locale: CSOA Spartaco
Ingresso: 5 €















Eccovi finalmente il live report della serata (finita per me malissimo… poi vedrete perché!) Go! Fest che si è tenuta il 15 febbraio 2020, come al solito allo Spartaco, come da prassi per il suddetto collettivo. È stata una serata totalmente incentrata sull’hardcore punk, espresso in varie declinazioni pure molto diverse fra di loro, da parte di cinque gruppi uno meglio dell’altro.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Necrofili - "Immaculate Preconception" (Self-released, 2019)

Band: Necrofili
Title: Immaculate Preconception
Genre: Death/Thrash Metal
Time: 24.07 min
Release date: 12th April 2019
Vote: 70/100













When firstly Flavio asked me to review a death metal band, I was a bit skeptical, because it is true that I do like metal, even if I’m only recently deepening these genre. But I’m too curious to say no to seize the opportunity to delve into new genres and subgenres. So I’ve accepted the challenge and I tempted fate, like Ulysses’ voyage past the Pillars of Hercules!

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Metal in the Box #2: Art Gates Records

Hey brutal bangers,
the new appointment of "Metal in the Box" is dedicated to the new pack of the Art Gates Records, the label with the longest collaboration with your most favorite 'zine (or I hope so!).

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

No Look City: a new Roman HC band is born!

Hey brutalbangers,
good news for the Roman HC scene: a new band is born and their name is No Look City!

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Psychoneurosis/Herida Profunda/Suffering Quota - "In Fear We Trust" (DIY coalition, 2019)

Bands: Psychoneurosis/Herida Profunda/Suffering Quota
Title: In Fear We Trust
Genre: Grindcore
Time: 13.46 min
Release date: 4th October 2019
Vote: 75/100













This split between three grindcore bands has a very particular meaning. In fact, “In Fear We Trust” is unfortunately to be considered as the last release of Psychoneurosis with their late singer Sonia, just the man that reformed them after many years of silence. Some months ago a crowdfunding for Sonia was started in order to help him to fight his pancreatic cancer, and also I contributed to this initiative by donating 4 €. Even though the crowdfunding was a big success, Sonia (R.I.P.) isn’t among us anymore. So, I believe that a nice review about his last gestures in studio as a singer are mandatory, so here you are this split called, indeed, “In Fear We Trust”, that see, in addition to Psychoneurosis, Herida Profunda (already known on these pages) and the Dutch quartet Suffering Quota (that in 2017 published a split with the tremendous grindcore machine My Minds Mine from The Netherlands, too). Be prepared to listen to something very devastating!

Monday, February 17, 2020

Punk is not dead: la scène punk à Marseille (1976/2016): Report+Interview

Conference: Punk is Not Dead: la scène punk à Marseille (1976/2016)
Date: 11th January 2020
Location: Bibliotèque l'Alcazar - Auditorium, Marseille (France)
Price: free entry













Hola amigos! Today, I’ll talk about punk/punk hc! No, don’t be so sad! I know that it’s not brutal-grind-death-power-violence-and-so-on, but you must really read this! ‘Cause “classic” punk is just as important as metal… or even more :P
I’M KIDDING! (No, I’m not hahahah)
Let’s try to be serious now!

Saturday, February 15, 2020

When IacoPUS made some logos for the 'zine...

Some months ago Iacopo, a friend of mine, made on his own initiative some logos for Timpani allo Spiedo, without I asked anything to him, so his initiative was even more notable!

Friday, February 14, 2020

Honorable Mentions from the Abyss #16: Sacrifizer/Vortex of End/Towering

Hey brutalbangers,
if you remember well, the first episode of "Honorable Mentions from the Abyss" (no reviews, no votes, only fast bands' introductions/mentions) was entirely dedicated to two (a lot promising) French bands. Well, since I am very fond of French metal, be it extreme or not, also this new episode is totally focused on bands coming from France, ranging from black/thrash metal to black/death metal.
Now, the only thing you can do is to discover what are the French bands of this article, and be sure that they are perfect to satisfy your hunger for extreme metal!

ENJOY THE ARTICLE!!!

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Honorable Mentions from the Abyss #15: Alcoholocaust/Thrashfire/Warsenal

Hey brutalbangers,
welcome finally to a new episode of "Honorable Mentions from the Abyss", the column of Timpani allo Spiedo's zine dedicated to fast bands' introductions without real reviews nor votes, only mentions!
Today, I'll present you three thrash metal bands that in 2019 released remarkable albums, so this new episode is really perfect for everyone into the wildest moshpit and the most violent headbanging.
No other words, and let's play these bands!

Friday, February 7, 2020

Necrofili: promotional video for "Infaithcted"!

Hey brutalbangers,
the Italian death/thrash metal band Necrofili, that I included in the second episode of "Come on, burn my ears!", released in January 2020 a classic promotional video for "Infaithcted" where you can see the band in great shape.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Questa E' Roma 2020 (Rome, 18th January 2020)

Fest: Questa E' Roma
Date: 18th January 2020
Location: CSOA Strike
Price: 8 €









I confess: during the new edition of the HC punk fest Questa E' Roma, a very big event for every HC punk maniac taken on 18th January 2020 at the Strike squat, I saw practically in action only 3 bands of the 16 in the bill. The fact is that I went late at the fest since I was there even at 9pm while it started the hostilities 4 hours before circa, and this means that I lost the beauty of 8 bands before I arrived. And there is need to say that this time I preferred to enjoy this fantastic event mostly by spending good moments with my many friends that were there, having a lot of fun with them until the end of the fest, precisely until 3am circa. So, the live report you're going to read today is very particular; particular as just the same fest, in which there was even a benefit dinner offered by the guys from the antispeciesist collective Agripunk, whose headquarter is located in a small town called Ambra, near Frosinone (Lazio, Italy).

Saturday, February 1, 2020

INTERVIEW TO WARFIST! (WITH MIHU)


Hey brutalbangers,
some months ago I reviewed "Grünberger", the third album of this Polish horde called Warfist. Thrilled a lot by their album, not only I put them into the first episode of "Come on, burn my ears!" (the Timpani allo Spiedo's playlist) but I decided to interview them through their historical singer/guitarplayer Mihu. Ok, I waited for some months to receive his answers but you'll understand already that all this wait has been widely rewarded. In fact, he is a very talkative man, so you'll read a lot of interesting things, included real history lessons about his town, the Polish metal scene and so on.

ENJOY THIS INTERVIEW!!!

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Hyperborea - "Umbra" (Art Gates Records, 2019)

Band: Hyperborea
Title: Umbra
Genre: Death Metal
Time: 42.39 min
Release date: 15th November 2019
Vote: 79/100













Do you believe that the band I am going to review today is the first one that, on these pages, comes from Bulgaria? Oh yeeeah, after 10 years of existence of this 'zine, Hyperborea is the first Bulgarian band to be features here! I've to say I started to know very well the Bulgarian metal scene because they kick a lot of fukken asses! Plus, we're talking about a band of pure veterans, if you think that they are out there since 1997, even though their "Umbra", released after the beauty of 12 years from the previous one, is the third album of their career. Well, I hope that they'll receive a better consideration with "Umbra", also because they are now into the roster of a very good Spanish label like Art Gates Records that, indeed, released it in the final days of 2019.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Come on, burn my ears! #4

Hey brutalbangers,
today there is a new episode of "Come on, burn my ears!", the playlist of the Timpani allo Spiedo 'zine, and now it has arrived, against every expectation, at its fourth appointment!

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Serpents Athirst/Genocide Shrines/Trepanation/Heresiarch - "Scorn Coalescence" (Cyclopean Eye Productions, 2019)

Bands: Serpents Athirst/Genocide Shrines/Trepanation/Heresiarch
Title: Scorn Coalescence
Genre: Bestial Black/Death Metal
Time: 22.22 min
Release date: 26th July 2019
Vote: 75/100












There is a lot of war metal (Profane Order, Pig's Blood, Hatevömit) in these last times on Timpani allo Spiedo 'zine, and today I keep on reviewing releases of this kind with this fantastic 4-way split entitled "Scorn Coalescence" that I received through Qabar Extreme Music PR. Released by the Indian label Cyclopean Eye Productions, it see an unholy and destructive alliance between two entities coming from Sri Lanka (Serpents Athirst and Genocide Shrines) and other two coming instead from New Zealand (Trepanation and Heresiarch), a small country very known for these particular sonorities. Each of them presents here an exclusive track for this split, except for Genocide Shrines, whose "All and/or Nothing" was previously released in some recent live albums. And be sure that each of them is perfect to destroy completely your ears, and the nicer thing is that this split, as you'll see soon, becomes sicker song after song!

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Pressure Pact - "Scared Off the Streets" (Wolves of Hades Records, 2019)

Band: Pressure Pact
Title: Scared Off the Streets
Genre: Hardcore Punk with many different influences
Time: 20.23 min
Release date: 6th December 2019
Vote: 80/100












Hey brutalbangers,
this is the new fantastic review of Marta Rose!
This time she had to do with "Scared Off the Streets", the debut album of a very interesting and also intense band from the Netherlands called Pressure Pact. Released by Wolves of Hades Records, a particular Dutch label that ranges from the most brutal black metal forms to post-punk, and sent me by the Italian promotion agency Anubi Press, "Scared Off the Streets" offers many surprises and it isn't a case if Marta enjoyed it a lot! In addition, some of its songs seem to homage bands of the past since one of them is curiously entitled as "Stark Raving Mad", as just one of the first fastcore acts of all times.
But now let's see what she has to say!

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Metal in the Box #1: Mythrone Promotion/Defense Records

Hey brutalbangers,
"Metal in the Box" is a new column dedicated to the stuff that the promotion agencies/labels/bands send me in physical format via postal. So, this is its first episode, entirely focused on the new CDs that, sent me by Mythrone Promotion, have arrived me just yesterday.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Pig's Blood - "A Flock Slaughtered" (Godz ov War Productions, 2019)

Band: Pig's Blood
Title: A Flock Slaughtered
Genre: Bestial Black/Death Metal
Time: 32.27 min
Release date: 27th February 2019
Vote: 86/100













Pig's Blood are finally back on these pages... and they are back with the worst intentions! After their promising 2017 debut album (and also after that their drummer Drug Pervert Death Hammer debuted with Prezir in 2018), they thought well to terrorize us with a new dose of war and violence through "A Flock Slaughtered", that was released, as the previous one, by the fantastic Polish label Godz ov War Productions. With this new album, there were some changes into the line-up of Pig's Blood since Horrible Person is now only their singer while the bassplayer duties have been taken by their new entry Hideous Destruktor/Goat Tyrant, also guitarplayer. And I think that these changes created a really good effect on the sound of the band, as you'll see soon.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Hatevömit/Nunslaughter - "Hatevömit/Nunslaughter" (GrimmDistribution/Metal ör Die Records, 2019)

Bands: Hatevömit/Nunslaughter
Title: Hatevömit/Nunslaughter
Genre: Black/Death/Thrash Metal
Time: 11.05 min
Release date: 12th June 2019
Vote: 66/100













It was strange that a cult band of the calibre of Nunslaughter still had no places of their own on these putrid pages. So, today I thought well to review their split released in the now dead 2019 and shared with the Turkish/German horde Hatevömit. Each of them is presented through 2 tracks, so the total songs are 4. And, as usual for the Satanath Records and for its sublabels, also this split is a co-production of GrimmDistribution, this time along with the Hungarian label Metal ör Die Records.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Educated Scum - "Corrupt" (GrimmDistribution/More Hate Productions, 2019)

Band: Educated Scum
Title: Corrupt
Genre: Death Metal/Grindcore
Time: 30.01 min
Release date: 23rd June 2019
Vote: 82/100













What a surprise these Educated Scum! After even 8 years from their debut album "React", these 5 Moscow-based maniacs active since 2000, along with the session drummer Dmitriy "Fin" Fiskin (Ashen Light), released a new album called "Corrupt" under the auspices of a co-production between GrimmDistribution and More Hate Productions.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

For Different Ways: a little preview for something that will be!

It's fuckin' notable that one of them wears a
Short Fuse's t-shirt!

Hey brutabangers,
For Different Ways, a melodic hardcore punk band from Sardinia, Italy, have recently released a new single called "By the River"!

Monday, January 13, 2020

Profane Order - "Slave Morality" (Sentient Ruin Laboratories/Krucyator Productions/Les Fleurs du Mal Productions, 2019)

Band: Profane Order
Title: Slave Morality
Genre: Bestial Black/Death Metal
Time: 33.47 min
Release date: 30th September 2019
Vote: 91/100













Profane Order are the living demonstration of force that the war metal still naturally belongs to Canada, and you can do anything about this fact! But they don't comes from the infamous Ross Bay but exactly from that particular region called Québec, that is ultimately better known for its black metal of the various Forteresse, Neige et Noirceur, etc. Despite this recent tradition, Profane Order shows also that Québec is even amazing at spewing forth tons of quality war metal, as perfectly exemplified by the here reviewed "Slave Morality", that has been released on various formats so to satisfy every kind of fan. This means that it is available on vinyl as well as digitally by Sentient Ruin Laboratories, on CD by Krucyator Productions, and on tape by Les Fleurs du Mal Productions.

Friday, January 10, 2020

THE MARTA'S HC PUNK TOP TEN OF ALL TIMES!

I've started listening to punk music when I was 12. I can literally say that punk has changed my life! What I most like about punk (or what it'd idyllically be eheh) is that there are no judgments and the reality is presented in all its harsh and brutal form. The only things that matter are the values and respect.
Although there are many subgenres, I personally feel bound to hardcore punk. I've always liked every punk subgenre and I do like punk 77, post-punk as well as all the bands that came before the movement and that in a certain way have inspired it, such as the Stooges, the MC5, the Velvet Underground.
But, in my opinion, hardcore punk is different. It's not only a matter of music, even if I really like its rough and fast sound, and its rhythm. In this case the key point is the mindset and attitude. “We got that attitude” said the Bad Brains in their song called “Attitude”. It's a positive mental state of mind that allows you to live and face your daily hassles as well as major problems with a new perspective, far from negativity. Positivity, energy and, of course, good attitude. To me it’s so important that within the punk scene and music there’s this kind of mentality, and I'm so happy when I see all this love, respect and fidelity to what you really are. It can really help you to stay true to yourself. No masks, no pretenses, it doesn’t matter how you look like (just think about a band like Hüsker Dü!). Stay true to yourself. This is a beautiful message. It goes straight to the core of your soul.
I've seen a few documentaries about hardcore punk but there’s no doubt that being able to see a concert and feel the energy is fundamental in order to feel this energy. I'm saying that because that’s what has occurred to me, in particular last July when I had the chance to see H2O live in London. There was magic in the air.
So, when Flavio asked me to write an article on my favorite hardcore punk albums (in no particular order), I was more than happy to "accomplish the task" hahah! BUT, I must admit that it’s really hard for me to make a top 10 since I love so many albums that I need a top 1000 (so that I could include Minor Threat, Fugazi, 7 Seconds, Terror and many other bands)!

So… let`s start… today!

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Popiół - "Zabobony" (Godz ov War Productions, 2019)

Band: Popiół
Title: Zabobony
Genre: Pagan Black Metal
Time: 58.06 min
Release Date: 27th February 2019
Vote: 92/100













There are (too!) many albums released in 2019 I still must review (if I'll have time enough to review all them, mind you!), so, for a while, you'll mostly find 2019 releases in the upcoming days to come on these pages. Meanwhile, the first one of them is "Zabobony", the debut album of a Polish band called Popiół (very useful information: I discovered through a friend of mine that the letter "ł" must be pronounced like an "u"). They released it through Godz ov War Productions (a label, a guarantee) without producing anything else after their foundation in 2017. Releasing already an album in this way is often very dangerous, especially for the younger musicians but this isn't the case of Popiół, that, strong of a twenty-year experience as single musicians, produced a debut album of a rare magnificence. It's no coincidence that I used the term "magnificence" to synthetically describe "Zabobony", also because, if you remember well, I included Popiół in the third Timpani allo Spiedo's playlist... and without forgetting that I put the album in my 2019 TOP TEN! But why is "Zabobony" so magnificent? You'll discover it really soon!

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

INTERVIEW TO VIBRATACORE! (WITH FANGO)

Hey brutalbangers,
riospitare dopo tanto tempo su queste lerce pagine qualsiasi gruppo è sempre un piacere e, nel caso dei Vibratacore, lo è di più, non solo perché il loro "Resurgita" mi ha entusiasmato parecchio ma anche perché il nuovo EP è uscito dopo ben 8 anni dal precedente, presentandoci, quasi inevitabilmente, un gruppo diversissimo pure a livello di formazione.
Tutto ciò mi ha spinto non solo a includere il gruppo nella terza playlist della 'zine ma anche a chiedere al loro bassista Lorenzo di intervistarli. Ed eccovi quindi l'intervista, a cui ha risposto il loro storico chitarrista Fango, ora anche cantante. Vi aspetta da leggere un'intervista molto interessante che svela anche dei retroscena particolari riguardo la travagliata storia dei Vibratacore.
BUONA LETTURA!!!

Friday, January 3, 2020

2019 TOP TEN!

Hey brutalbangers,
so also 2019 has died and another year (and another decade) has opened its gates. I don't know how 2020 will be but, for sure, I can say that 2019 has been a really important year for Timpani allo Spiedo since the 'zine grown up a lot during these last 12 months.
Firstly, the 'zine received plenty of news/reviews requests like never before, so I started to collaborate with a new list of bands/labels/promoters while the relationship with the older ones has become stronger (as about the continuative collaborations, see the "Partners in Crime"' section). And, considering that the requests are really too many, I opened this year a column called "Honorable Mentions from the Abyss", in which I briefly tell about two or more bands in a single article.
Secondly, Timpani allo Spiedo is now a bit "professional" because I introduced the Google AdSense announcements on the 'zine, in the distant hope I could be rich with the shit I am used to publish here. Yeah, "in the distant hope" is the perfect expression...
Thirdly, an important feature I added in 2019 has been the Timpani allo Spiedo's playlist called "Come on, burn my ears!". With it, I present you my readers a monthly selection of 20 tracks coming from 20 different bands, ranging throughout the entire extreme spectrum covered by the 'zine, be it belonging to metal or to hardcore punk.
But the most beautiful news is that now the 'zine has a new collaborator: Marta Rose! She is coloring these putrid, metallic pages with a lot of punk rock, and the nicer thing is that she is full of initiatives (for example, the interview to Blatoidea was totally an idea of her!), so her work is really precious. Expect new tunes from her in the future days to come!
And now, even though with an incredible delay, here you are my 2019 TOP TEN, as usual in a random order! But this time there is a little innovation: you'll find also a short TOP FIVE of the 2018 releases that, for some reasons or another, I managed to listen to only in 2019.
So, enjoy all this and, above all, HAPPY NEW YEAR, brutalbangers!!!