Wednesday, April 7, 2021

INTERVIEW TO INTOLERANT!!!

Hey megabestial nuclear bangers,
after a lot of days without articles of any sort, Timpani allo Spiedo is back with a new interview!
Yes, because time ago I had the idea to propose some questions to Intolerant, a bestial black/death metal duo from Rome whose debut album "Primal Future" was briefly reviewed months ago. Hence, in the following lines you can read an interview that is fast and furious just as the noise perpetrated with extreme hate by this band.
So, enjoy this interview!

Monday, March 22, 2021

INTERVIEW TO TORN FABRIKS! (WITH RICARDO)

Hi, old school thrash metal maniacs, after reviewing the powerful Torn Fabrick's new release, "Mind Consumption", a really great work of this Portugese band, let me present their exclusive interview for Timpani allo Spiedo and discover with us their story, their adrenaline addicted music, their message and future projects! Also, I recommend listening to the EP if you need an injection of pure energy! If you don't, may Thanos cancel you from existence snapping his infinity gloved fingers!

Monday, March 15, 2021

Shankaty (Rome, 13th March 2021)

Gruppo: Shankaty
Data: 13 marzo 2021
Locale: Let It Beer, Roma
Ingresso: gratuito
Redattore: Flavio Adducci

Dopo tanto tempo dall'l'ultimo live report che avevo fatto, eccone finalmente uno nuovo, incentrato sul delirante concerto che quei pazzi degli Shankaty (o meglio, ShAnKaTy ma scriverlo così ogni volta è una faticaccia!) hanno fatto il 13 marzo al Let It Beer. Ma chi minkia sono gli Shankaty? Personalmente ne sono venuto a conoscenza nel giugno dell'anno scorso, quando il loro cantante, tal Euroz Shankato, mi chiese di partecipare col suo gruppo a "Se beccamo ner pit!", la compilation che io e il mio compare Francesco Bazzurri abbiamo fatto l'ultima estate. Per essa, Euroz mi mandò due pezzi, cioè "ShAnKaTy (Merda)" e l'assurda "DWTWWBTOL", entrambi proposti durante la loro esibizione, grazie ai quali ho conosciuto un quintetto di pazzi scriteriati che, pur influenzati espressamente dai Cripple Bastards e da quel tranquillone di GG Allin, sono talmente inclassificabili da non fare nè punk nè metal, bensì un genere tutto nuovo chiamato... "Musica di Merda" (tutto rigorosamente con la M maiuscola!). Ebbene, ieri per la prima volta in vita mia ho finalmente avuto l'onore/onere di vederli dal vivo in un concerto acustico tutto speciale, a soli 2 giorni dall'ennesimo fottutissimo lockdown. Vi assicuro che nell'ora e poco più durante la quale gli Shankaty ci hanno allietato con i loro deliri, è successo di tutto, e tutti ci siamo massacrati dal ridere.

Friday, March 12, 2021

Sarcastic Burn Victim - "Blood & Stomach Pills" (Cruel Nature Records, 2021)

Band:
Sarcastic Burn Victim
Title: Blood & Stomach Pills
Genre: Jazzcore
Release date: 29th January 2021
Time: 26.21 min
Vote: 90/100












Hi, extreme metal rogues! Passing almost unscathed through the annual italian music festival named “SanRemo”, just a little vomit, increased blood pressure and diarrhoea caused by “artists” like Fedez and Achille Lauro [but, incredibly, there is need to say that, after a lot of time, the festival has been won this year by a rock band! - Flavio], then I have to take some “Blood & Stomach Pills”!

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Children of Technology - "Written Destiny" (Hells Headbangers Records, 2020)

Band:
Children of Technology
Title: Written Destiny
Genre: Punkish Speed Metal
Release date: 18th December 2020
Time: 33.42 min
Vote: 86/100













6 years ago I reviewed on Heavymetalwebzine.it "Future Decay", the second album of an Italian group called Children of Technology. From that time, very much is changed in the world but also in this band of 4 maniacs, that, during that period, in 2014, was a half-female quartet while now it is an all-male trio, leaded, as always, by the vocalist DeathLörd Astwülf, accompanied since 2010 by the guitarist Borys Crossburn, a guy involved in other some bands like Barbarian and even owner of labels such as Agipunk. Instead, the new entry is the drummer Dee Dee Altar, that isn't a freshman because of his militancy, for example, in notable acts like Bunker 66. With this line-up including a Borys Crossburn also in the role of bassplayer, Children of Technology have spewed recently forth, through the infamous Hells Headbangers Records, a new album: "Written Destiny".

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Malichor - "Sirens of Innsmouth" (Self-released, 2020)

Band:
Malichor
Title: Sirens of Innsmouth
Genre: Black/Thrash Metal
Time: 7.01 min
Release date: 17th October 2020
Vote: 75/100













After something like 3 years, the Australian quintet Malichor comes back on these pages with a 2-track single entitled "Sirens of Innsmouth". Released only in a digital format through BandCamp, it is a sort of concept-single "telling the tale of the fiendish inhabitants from the bordello "Sirens" in the derelict town of Innsmouth", that are the seducing but deadly creatures mentioned in the title.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Come on, burn my ears! #13

Hey metalheads and punkers,
finally welcome to the 13th episode of "Come on, burn my ears!", the main playlist of Timpani allo Spiedo! For the truth, it was supposed to be published on February but, unfortunately, it is out only now.

Friday, February 26, 2021

Torn Fabriks - "Mind Consumption" (Firecum Records, 2021)

Band: Torn Fabriks
Title: Mind Consumption
Genre: Thrash Metal
Time: 20.46 min
Release date: 11th January 2021
Vote: 90/100













Hi, my worshipped scum! I love the sound of thrash metal early in the morning! After the alarm went off, I put my personal playlist on and I feel a beneficial discharge of pure adrenaline getting me out of bad, ready to scream: “Good morning fucking world! I’m here again!” I grew up with this metal genre, I begin at thirteen years old with "Handle with Care" by Nuclear Assault and I love the period between 80’s and 90’s. So when I had for the hands the new portuguese thrash metal band Torn Fabriks, I recalled the past through their debut EP "Mind Consumption" (Firecum Records, 2021), a shard of evil, great and evergreen thrash metal work where old school sound coming round again and revived similarly to other “modern” bands like Iron Reagan or Lich King.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Overcharge - "Metal Punx" (DIY Co-production, 2020)

Gruppo:
Overcharge
Titolo: Metal Punx
Genere: Speed Metal/Crust Punk
Durata: 33.18 min
Data di pubblicazione: 13 marzo 2020
Voto: 87/100













Del Marci su Roma 2 mi è rimasto in particolare il ricordo di un gruppo di metallari punkettoni adoratori dei Motörhead. Sto parlando degli Overcharge, che in quel fest mi fecero pogare come poche altre band, felice di essere preso dall'energia incontenibile di quei 3 scalmanati provenienti dal Varesotto. E oggi loro tornano finalmente su queste sporche pagine con un bel terzo album, che già dal titolo è tutto un programma: "Metal Punx". Se non lo avete già ascoltato, vi dico subito che "Metal Punx" è, senza mezze misure, un disco che spacca veramente tanti (bei e brutti) culi!

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Motron - "Who'll Stop the Rain?" (Calimocho Autoproduzioni DIY, 2019)

Gruppo:
Motron
Titolo: Who'll Stop the Rain?
Genere: Crust Punk/D-Beat con influenze Rock'n'Roll
Data di pubblicazione: 1° novembre 2019
Durata: 28.22 min
Voto: 84/100












Ultimamente in queste pagine c'è un profluvio di band che 2 anni fa presero parte in qualche modo al Marci su Roma 2. Infatti, se il buon Francesco ha recensito ieri l'ultimo album delle Hyle, che però non riuscirono a suonare al Marci per varie ragioni, a me tocca oggi recensire "Who'll Stop the Rain?", secondo album dei varesini Motron, che, fra vari casini e gente che dormiva per terra, invece riuscirono a suonare in quel folle fest, anche se ultimi in scaletta. In realtà, "Who'll Stop the Rain?" è uscito nel novembre 2019 ma, come spesso si dice da queste parti, non è mai troppo tardi. Anche se ormai, vista la pandemia, è tutto cambiato così tanto che sembra passata veramente una vita da quel novembre.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Hyle - "Weapons I've Earned" (DIY Co-production, 2020)

Band:
Hyle
Title: Weapons I've Earned
Genre: Crust Punk/Death Metal
Release date: 22nd May 2020
Time: 19.09 min
Vote: 90/100













Once upon a time there was a fantastic hardcore punk festival in Rome called Marci su Roma, whose two editions were held in 2018 and 2019. The latter (live report here) had a very interesting bill full not only of some legendary British bands like Oi Polloi but also of some promising acts like these Hyle, an (almost) all-female crust punk band. Unfortunately, they couldn't took part of the fest due to various issues. After something like two years, Hyle are back on these pages because Francesco reviewed their third production since 2016, the album "Weapons I've Earned", that, mixed and mastered by Fabio Banfio from Rake-Off and Taste the Floor, was released in a DIY co-production involving realities such as Calimocho DIY, Bright Future, Fresh Outbreak Records, Scull Crashers and Shove Records.
And now let's go to read the review by Francesco!

Hi, brutalbangers, it’s time for you and for your extreme metal sound wasted ears to know a crust/death metal Italian band directly from Bologna: the Hyle. Almost completely feminine group, the core formed by girls that are sailed veterans of this music genre, grown with bread and hc, used to fight, shaped by anarco-feminist ideology, first line rioters and daughters of the Italian underground movements, always the real forge of ideas and cultural revolution. They beat up very strong and with furious anger! I love their sound because it remembers me the beginning of one of my favorite bands, the mighty Bolt Thrower! So, how is their album? Though, heavy, subversive, with dosed wickedness.

Saturday, February 6, 2021

Honorable Mentions from the Abyss #36: Irdorath/Exit/Velkhanos

Hey ultra-bangers (in these last times I am inventing every form of greeting haha!),
I received in May 2020 a 4-album pack from Art Gates Records but I am listening to them only in these days. Of them, you will not find "Soulcrifice" by Lined, that will be into another episode of "Honorable Mentions from the Abyss".
So, let's go to discover the following bands!

Friday, February 5, 2021

Amphist - "Eschaton" (DIY Co-production, 2020)

Band:
Amphist
Title: Eschaton
Genre: Crust Punk/D-Beat
Time: 35.58 min
Release date: 21st September 2020
Vote: 85/100













Hey crust punk maniacs,
our beloved Francesco Bazzurri, after Culto del Cargo, reviews today another album in the sign of the crust punk/d-beat: "Eschaton" by Amphist.
A quintet coming from Naples, in Southern Italy, Amphist were featured in "Come on, burn my ears! #12" after I was received their album from Calimocho DIY, one of the labels that released it (they are too many to be all mentionable but some of them are Bologna Punx and Pirate Crew Records, already known on these putrid pages).
There is also to say that Amphist are a well-known band in the Italian hardcore punk underground, and it isn't a case if they played also in my Rome 2 years ago, in a night full of interesting acts like Ira, Fuoco (RIP) and Greve. Unfortunately, I didn't attend that gig.
And now, let's start to read this awesome review by Francesco!

Post-apocalyptic movies
always fascinate me, in particular some italian works like "Bronx Warriors" or "The New Barbarians", both directed by the great Enzo. G. Castellari. Dark and raw stories speaking about a violent and degraded human race, telling a future without hope and a total destruction of entire civilization. If I must choose the right soundtrack for this film genre, the album “Eschaton” from Amphist band would be the right choice. Directly from southern Italy these guys play a solid crust punk/d-beat with death metal and post-metal influences, telling the ruins of a world where Void triumphs, directly brought by the long wave of chaos and where civilization is only a pale memory while night of reason moves toward a battered earth. Ten well performed tracks making completely the idea of a strange eschatology.

Monday, February 1, 2021

Abigorum - "Exaltatus Mechanism" (Satanath Records, 2019)

Band: Abigorum
Title: Exaltatus Mechanism
Genre: Black/Doom Metal
Time: 45.31 min
Release date: 14th June 2019
Vote: 65/100













Maybe it's too late to talk about "Exaltatus Mechanism" but I must say the truth: I listened to it only in these last days after receiving it one year ago circa directly from Satanath Records, the Russian label that released this debut album by Abigorum.

Saturday, January 30, 2021

In ricordo di Claudia


Purtroppo ci ha lasciati una nota agitatrice della scena underground romana, attivissima in vari progetti anche musicali (fra cui il gruppo crust/grind xCaracox) e pure co-proprietaria dell'importante negozio di dischi Inferno Store.
Ti vogliamo ricordare mentre ti divertivi a cantare proprio con i xCaracox, in una foto scattata il 2 marzo 2019 al Malatempora, in una di quelle bellissime pomeriggiate hc organizzate dal locale e che quel giorno vide in scaletta anche i giovani Ira.

Ciao Claudia

Ci mancherai a noi tutti

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Tutti Pazzi #25 (2020)

Titolo:
Tutti Pazzi
Genere: Fanzine
Pagine: 50 in A4
Data di uscita: 28 settembre 2020
Voto: 78/100














Oggi praticamente si parla della Storia. Infatti, l'oggetto di questa recensione è il 25esimo numero di Tutti Pazzi, nome preso dall'omonima canzone del gruppo hc punk torinese Negazione. Si tratta di una fanzine il cui primissimo numero è uscito perfino nell'ormai lontanissimo 1986, e credo che già per questo il lavoro di Roberto, che la gestisce da sempre, sia da lodare a prescindere. Andiamo quindi a scoprire questa bella fanza!

Thursday, January 14, 2021

INTERVIEW TO TRISTWOOD!!!


Hey black metal maniacs,
Francesco Bazzurri strikes again!
After reviewing the Tristwood's new album with enthusiastic tones, he interviewed them. Its his first interview for Timpani allo Spiedo 'zine and I have to say that this debut as interviewer is fantastic not only because his questions are very good but also because Neru, the Tristwood guitarist, answered in a very interesting way. The consequence of all this is that we are in presence of a in-depth interview that is about not only the (black metal) music but also about the Art in its general  concept, crossing boundaries that are not so common in our metal world.
So, here you are the first interview by Francesco. Enjoy it!

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Destinazione Finale - "In bilico nel reale" (DIY Co-production, 2019)

Band: Destinazione Finale
Title: In bilico nel reale
Genre: Hardcore Punk
Time: 18.23 min
Release date: 11th December 2019
Vote: 95/100













Hey old-school hc kids,
some weeks ago the Italian label Calimocho Autoproduzioni DIY sent us 6 interesting releases belonging to the hardcore punk spectrum and the first one we reviewed is this "In bilico nel reale", debut album of Destinazione Finale ("final destination") released in a gigantic co-production that engaged the following realities: Calimocho Autoproduzioni, Zas! Autoproduzioni, Passione Nera Records, Lanterna Pirata, Punti Scena Records, Disastro Sonoro, Barrio 315, M.A.D. Productions, Radio Punk, Malapaga Records, Massimo Dolore.
Destinazione Finale, that ultimately replaced their bassplayer Jacopo, already replaced by the new entry Nicco, are an Italian quartet from Tuscany whose sound is pure hardcore punk rooted in the classic Italian tradition, so bands like Negazione (a band whose "Lo spirito continua" was, indeed, covered by Destinazione Finale), Indigesti and the likes come easily in mind.
But this is only my intro, because the album has been enthusiastically reviewed by our beloved Francesco Bazzurri, so please read his fantastic review and let us know if you like this band.

Friday, January 8, 2021

Come on, burn my ears! #12

Hey brutal bangers,
the last episode of "Come on, burn my ears!" was published even in October 2020, so it's a lot of time that I didn't publish a new episode of the main Timpani allo Spiedo's playlist. So, the time has come to refresh this playlist, also because, in the meantime, we received many new bands, and this way is perfect to listen to them before we'll review them.

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Honorable Mentions from the Abyss #35: Jesus Wept/Netherblade/Sacrocurse/Satanize/Sickle of Dust/Sviatibor/Throneum

Hey brutal bangers,
today you have to read another appointment with "Honorable Mentions from the Abyss", the column in which I am used to talk shortly about albums without writing real reviews.
This new appointment is more metal than the previous one, so expect to read about bands that range from bestial black/death metal to atmospheric black metal, and not forgetting a little of thrash metal to bang your fuckin' heads!
Enjoy this article and discover all the following acts!

Sunday, January 3, 2021

Honorable Mentions from the Abyss #34: !T.O.O.H.!/Bas Rotten/Dropdead/Fuck the Facts/Hanging Fortress/Perdition Sect/Intolerant

Hey brutal bangers,
it's a lot of time that I don't publish a new appointment with "Honorable Mentions from the Abyss". Finally, here you are a new episode of this column. This time you'll read about 7 bands... but they are only a part of the very stuff that I received in these last months!
Unfortunately, I must still prepare a year-end Top Ten, that now is a classic for the 'zine for some years, and I don't want to break this tradition, so expect news about this thing.
No other words, let's go already to discover the bands!