Kalashnikov discography (IT punk 2000-2015)

kalashnikov1Hey citizens, it’s this time of the year again. The going away for summer time without any posts, and i decided to leave you with a gift.
This has been quite a long coming since I ‘ve been listening to them a lot lately. Not deathrock straightforward, but gloomy punk certainly. This is the group of people that coined the “romantic punx” term anyway. Changed my mind a few times whether i should upload this or that album of theirs, what is my favorite period of them, and ended up settling at getting a full discography out there, because it’s not easily available in other blogs (in just a few easy clicks anyway). It was an easy task since the milanese band collective have all their stuff available in the bandcamp or official site. GO read the manifesto dammit, it is not just a music thing or an aesthetic band. I wish i knew more italian to be able to get the lyrics better.


Support the god damn band dammit, and for god’s sake, bring’em to Athens again.

Wait, I’m supposed to go through all that, now? Awkward, unrelated, personal stuff below.

For what seems like a long time now in my eyes, the local greek punk scene has been very inward, obsessed with doom, misery and general chaos.
There is something uncomfortable in the air. There is a faint feeling, a vague thought, something we all seem to suspect in our heads, but it’s never being discussed about. It is a fear we all seem to share, too deep to be put in words. It is a fear that music does NOT MATTER any more. That it has stopped shaping our lives, we have stopped living IN and through music, but it has rather become one more of our commodities. Another discussion item to prove how hip we are. Postmodern nonsensical lyrics, or repetitive endless experimentation, triangles and for no apparent reason-minimalist linear covers everywhere, maybe people just stopped expressing their fears and hopes, stopped singing about how they’re imagining the new world, the one we’re supposed to be building and decided to bottle everything up.

So much of our reality is bleak and hopeless. So many spent days staring at walls’ corners and screens, suffering bitter jobs. And perhaps as a direct result, so much of our punk is doomed, heavy and unbearable sounding, offering no hope whatsoever. Things in punk have taken a turn to the crust-d-beat-stoner side of things. As if nothing has any meaning any more. Just speed ridden distorted guitars and drums, endless amounts of beer gurgling because what else is there to do, violent pogoing against others not with others and just destruction toward all directions. As if we have already lost. Totally disconnected from the 77 roots, you can no longer make out any melodies or catch a lyric, chaotic accelerating rhythms totally disconnected from any eventual meaning or release. Everybody wants to be on a stage, and guess what, you now have the social media to convince you the rest of the world is your audience, and your badly rehearsed songs are ready to be put out there,and as long as they get a few likes, your laziness is justified.

Perhaps we have been in the circles of music too long. It is the air which we breathe, our passion, a center around all our expression is based. We’ve long been stuck in a rut IN this or that specific subcultures, cruising scenes, learning trivia, listening to this or that side-project f the bassist of…,comparing stretching bodymods or bat shaped accessories instead of looking out to the world, offering alternatives to our miserable day-to-day routines, answering tough questions about what steps must be made to create a new better one. And it is all too important to leave behind, too precious to categorize as just more of our comforts, our luxuries. Music is not something on the sides of our lives, it doesn’t play on a stereo somewhere while we do our jobs, our other stuff. Rather, it IS the stuff we do, while we work our day jobs to support our music addiction. Much of our time has been spent avoiding the tough questions, rather than answering them. What steps we should make to change ourselves to be ready for a new world? Do we have skills required to survive without THEM? Well, maybe I haven’t been paying enough attention to the hardcore zines lately. But we simply cannot abide any more passable singles. catchy riffs and forgettable EP’s, music to just make another year go by, the 2015 new album of this or that artist, we cant afford just another conversation item to go by. Music is supposed to be able to change things, to be how we live our lives. This is the case with kalashnikov.

I believe this band is offering the world not the answers, but the first steps of beginning the discussion of what we should do, and how we should proceed to change some of the wrong stuff. Not the solution to the problems but rather their point of view, and the words, the language to start talking about what has been going on.. They record not as a commodity, but because they want what they have to say to get out there. Of course, this band is very political.
Each songs lives in its own world, and it wants to drag you into it, sometimes from the hair if necessary. They play good, female vocal driven, synth-y, melodic romantic punk. If unsure where to start first, listen to 2009’s ” Living in a psycho-caos era” and if you like it, proceed with their debut.
“Kalashnikov were born in 1996 on the dirty floor of a squat in Milano, Italy, to give vent to the adolescent restlessness of three punx. Under the drunkenness of the heavenly libertarian nectar and rejecting the ruling culture, Kalashnikov are created with the wish to put together their own utopias and passion…”
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Va Raw Tape #5 – Avant Garde Espanol (1980-9)



Η συνοδευτική κασέτα συλλογή για τη στηλη raw tape του 5ου τευχους Νυχτερίδες και Κατσαρίδες.

The tape compilation to accompany the “raw tape” column from bats & roaches zine #5.



a1 Noche En Bombay-Untitled

a2 La caida de la casa usher-Insecticidios

a3 Interaccion-Cadencias

a4 T.V. Soviética-El Gran Geiser

a5 Agrimensor k-Principio y fin

a6 El Humano Mecano-La Máquina Te Dictará

a7 Fernando Gallego-El almuerzo desnudo

a8 Diseño Corbusier-Golpe de Amistad

a9 Esplendor Geometrico-Paedophile information Exchange

b1 Orfeon Gagarin-Gripe previa

b2 Fernando Gallego-Espana y Cuba

b3 Los iniciados-Peter Pan

b4 Diseño Corbusier-Meta metalic

b5 Aviador Dro-La Televisión Es Nutritiva

b6 La caida de la casa Ushe-Baila, negro!

b7 Interaccion-Sudan

b8 Espendor Geometrico-Negros hambrientos

b9 Aviador Dro-Cita en el asteroide Eden

ΑΣΤΙΚΗ ΣΥΡΡΑΞΗ – demo (2014 punk gr)


“Η Αστική Σύρραξη είναι μια μπάντα από τη Πάτρα που κινείται μουσικά στο χώρο του punk-metal. Ιδρύθηκε το 2013.”
“λεγόμαστε Αστική Σύρραξη και βγάλαμε ένα δισκάκι με 4 κομμάτια. Είναι Πάνκο-Ροκ φάση και
Δεν έχει πνευματικά δικαιώματα / αντίτιμο / εμπορικό σκοπό κουτουλού κουτουλού”
Συνηθως δεν ανεβαζουμε απο εδω τοσο βρωμικες πανκιες ή d-beatια. Συνηθως οι μπαντες δε θελουν κ να ακουγονται οι στιχοι ή η μουσικη τους, προτιμανε να πινουν μπυρες κ να κανουν σαματά. Αυτοι οι πατρινοι ομως εχουν καθαρα φωνητικα κ καλη ηχογραφηση, κ μαλλον τους ενδιαφερει αυτο που εχουν να πουν να βγει προς τα εξω, οποτε μεχρι να τους πετυχετε σε καποιο λαιβ, κατεβαστε.



Συνθετικό Παράγωγο 731 (2015 GR avant-garde)

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Το ΣΥΝΘΕΤΙΚΟ ΠΑΡΑΓΩΓΟ 731 ,είναι μία προσπάθεια συλλογής της δουλειάς τεσσάρων νέων σχημάτων που κινούνται ηχητικά στο ambient ,avant-garde ,industrial και γενικότερα στην πειραματική μουσική.Όλες οι μπάντες που συμμετέχουν δεν έχουν παίξει ως τώρα (Γενάρης 2015) σε κάποιο live,οπότε αυτή η κυκλοφορία είναι η πρώτη επαφή της δουλειάς τους με το κοινό.

a1. dE – Parture 168.0

a2. Last Dan’s Mote – Spoiled Penny’s Dream

a3. Κονσέρβες – Πίσω από τις μαύρες κηλίδες

b1. Last Dan’s Mote – foster Fortress InQuisition

b2. Κίνησις – Εκθεση Νευρωσης

b3. Κίνησις – Sonito Futuristico



Rats Kill Bats – EP (2014 Hungary)


Ok. It’s on. The review for Budapest-hungary’s first deathrock band. Well this is what they say about themselves:

“Years ago at the Black Noise festival we talked about forming a new band. The idea was to form Hungary’s first deathrock band and to give a fresh sound in the scene. Finally in 2014, one gloomy night we formed Rats Kill Bats.
Although the members have different musical backgrounds; we merged our taste into something which is now can be described as deathrockish punk, or deathpunk.

And well, fresh sounding they are indeed! Female vocals appear to be reappearing in the genre (masquerade,arctic flowers, moral hex, belgrado/sect….) which is a good thing. The way the voice sticks in your brain after the record is over reminds me of a younger version of eveghost in scarlet’s remains-now christ vs warhol. The music seems to tend towards the 80s punk movement than the 90s goth or 2000’s deathrock, tracks are bpm intense,desperate sounding and not a synth in sight:). The production value is crystal clear-not always the best choice for non native english speaker punk bands, but they make it work due to their solid bass and guitar. The EP is actually pretty short-the catchy songs never tire you and it all sorts of blend to each other, leaving you craving for more. More but witnessed live, black clad, dripping with 1st row sweat and stinking of fog machine fuel. Still one can only dream.

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01 I don’t care

02 Asylum

03 Into the woods

04 Commercial God



Sor Obscena – Antologia & Pecado Mortal(’88-’96 PERU dark wave)


Una vida paso….buscando cambios…

Sor obscena were a lima based dark wave band that came around the late end of the ’80s. People in their scene characterised them as copying the Bauhaus sound, but to me they have a personal thing going on for them, quite unique. New waveish but not new wave,  melodical but rooted in punk, these were dark times for peru and this music reflects that totally. Every organ has its place , original melodies for the chord instruments, they have synths but are not synth driven, and the singer sounds rally in pain. Music for the heart. The band undertook some lineup changes in the 90s, the sound changed slightly (listen to ciudades mertas next to dulce agonia) and it got even greater. The original lineup was

Luis Sanguinetti (voz principal y bajo)
Luis Jara (guitarra)
Ofelia Arellano (teclados)
Mino Mele (batería)

The band never had a full LP of it’s own, just the pecado Ep, and hence this anthology of recordings was released in the late 90s. I understand they’ve been remastering the EP along with some new tracks since 2011. Hopefully it will some time get out. Till then, enjoy, romantic deathrock.



Antologia (1998)


01 Dulce Agonia
02 Rincon de la Eternidad
03 Delay
04 Palabras Sobrias
05 Viajero
06 Tratar de Escapar
07 Ciudades Muertas
08 No Se
09 Sicalipsis


Pecado Mortal (1989)


01 Rincón De La Eternidad
02 Dulce Agonía
03 Iglesia
04 Muerto En Vida
05 Un Viajero
06 Ciudades Muertas

pecado mortal stolen from heaxagono carmesi. great article-very sentimental- about the band in spanish found there.



El Mal – Jornada Espiritual V.I.P (2013 minimal ARG)


Well folks, true, it’s been 4 months since our last post. It is getting more and more difficult to find music worth writing even a few lines for. Perhaps then this entry has been worth the wait. It’s been in my playlists for over a year now. Ok, it is minimal. electro .But it is good minimal, not the boring stuff that always sounds stuck in the 80s. At their best they sound like the most digital side of “the vanishing”. At their worst, they sound cold and impersonal, but this is a good thing in this music i hear. Ella es intangible is a great track about loving girls that you can’t have, and it’s originally by aviador dro side proj-los iniciados (1982).Trivia i know.

The soy mutante spanish net label seems very promising. I like their “fuck hifi obsessed geeks- d/l everything fo’free” attitude and their net releases of their friends’ bands (polar vampyre versus fighting eagles, nacho and el robot:).

“Soy mutante’s a net label oriented to the indie, post punk, new wave and related genres. it bets on the diffusion of domestic recordings of medium fidelity.

The band’s press release was:

“Behind any great attempt there is a colossal insignificance that blinks over the sinks of the dengue /// 8 tracks to remember that everything can be worse, even when it seems that it cannot decline more.
¡Que empiece la danza en los jardines de tu propio infierno privado!
Recorded between May and October of 2012 at Mansión Mutante (Rosario) y el Galpón de Chaca (Bs As) by Ignacio Espumado (Matilda, Nacho y el Robot).



  • Vortex
  • V. María
  • Escupiré sobre tu Tumba
  • Pastita / En la Intimidad
  • Sistema de Cañones
  • Ella es Intangible
  • Desde los Inviernos
  • Duelo Rasante




Monozid – A Splinter For The Pure (2012 postpunk GER)




These awsome people have been so kind as to send us their work for publishing yet again…Having played live in Athens this past year, and having listened to this, it is safe to say they  easily belong in the top European postpunk bands. They are active, they sound fresh and not bored, they love what they’re doing. This is great music to wake up to, both energetic and dark, balanced equally…

So,  having improved their playing skills, and after 10 years as a band, they’re tighter than ever. Interesting guitar riffs that don’t fall into the indy late 90s brit sound (such a common mistake-reference these days). I like the now slight german accent in the british vocals, it sounds original without ending up strange in the ear, they have perfected their English. It makes their songs their own. And  It (it being the postpunk genre) manages to sound original even in 2014, 30 years from its first sprouting in the 80s with PIL, thousand of bands having aspired to be post punk, few ones ARE so comfortably, easily, without their noses up in the air, both post (my preferred definition for post as a tag, post=a reflection on, and then whatever follows), AND punk.

Good work. guys.

yeah, i guess today just failed. (listen to the song with s/t as the LP)

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01 (glowing) big stars

02 a room for the damned

03 details (moving)

04 in shades

05 hello bomb

06 a splinter for the pure

07  the drowning

08 rita, you know we are doomed

09 dead end

10  the desperate





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Dystopian Society/ Tanzkommando Untergang (2011 dark punk IT/GER)


Ok, it’s true, we haven’t been too busy since we last brought the dystopian scoiety guys over, nearly a year and some such days ago.  We’ve also owed you guys a relative upload, so this is the” cages” LP, along with their friends’ tanzkommando untergang demo, dating back to 2011. A double tape/upload like the old days!

Cages is a great modern concept/ 80’s sounding deathrock album. It twists and turns , while keeping you firmly in its gloomy, sinister punk grasp. The guitar work is over 9000, and there are both male & female vocals. Better people than me have reviewed this album, i just suggest you give it a listen, it rewards you. I listen to them when i stay at home, realizing that there is nothing out there worth to go out to, when my mood is shit and the world has thoroughly disappointed me with what it ended up to be. They keep me company. Also when i want to dance & smash stuff. (People with a budget, go see them play at unpleasant meeting, 9 may @ paris. This festival is too crazy!)



Tanzkommando Untergang are better experienced live. A true punk band, fem vox and really speedy (if they had drops and pauses they could be resembling to belgrado, but it’s much more amebix than action pact). The gloominess factor is here but not overwhelming, the demo is not mastered so it’s very raw. The band is very much in the squat/diy german scene, and i hope they keep playing and give us a great sounding finished  LP sometime. +++ gotta love the cowbell! A great b-side for a tape combo you could play before going out to a kalashnikov*or insert favorite diy band here*  live set…

It’s not the fires we start they should be worrying about, but the fires burning within us…

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Dystopian Society – Cages (2011)

01 Echoes Of Disaster

02 Last Crusade

03 No Hope

04 Antisocial

05 The Legacy Of Wars

06 Death Signals

07 Dystopian Society

08 Heretic

09 The City With No Name

10 Masquerade

11 The Spiral

12 Time Has Come

Tanzkommando Untergang – Demo (2011)

01 1943 (Ghetto)

02 The Walk

03 Dr Guillotine

04 Pictures From The Past

05 Broken Mirror

06 Let Rome Burn

07 Pogo Disaster






Αδης – Αυτά που Δεν Θα Δεις (2001 GR gothic-rock)

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Ρίχτα, σείδη.

“Οι “Άδης” είναι ενα συγκρότημα από την Καβάλα το οποίο έχει κυκλοφορήσει ανεξάρτητα ένα ελληνόφωνο post punk-dark wave δίσκο το 2001 με τίτλο “Αυτά Που Δεν Θα Δείς“. Επιπλέον εκείνο τον καιρό ετοιμάζονταν για αγγλόφωνη δουλειά. Φυσικά τα ίχνη τους έχουν χαθεί εδώ και χρόνια και δεν υπάρχουν πληροφορίες για αυτούς και την δράση τους.. Έχουν συμμετάσχει στην συλλογή Φάκελος Rock 1 & 40 χρόνια rock & Γυαλιά Ηλίου στο Σκοτάδι (diy) με το τραγούδι “η εικόνα του σπηλαίου”. “

 Written-By – Βασίλης Δρακάκης, Λάζαρος Φωτιάδης

 Adis is the next greek best thing next to the Sisters Of Mercy. They want to sound like them, dress like them, be like them. Song titles including the bat, when night falls, the cavern’s image and of course their name’s choice ADIS (hell-the underworld-where the dead went for ancient greeks) suggest the same. It is also very romantic guitar-vocal oriented music, they closely stick to the gothic rock nosferatu/early mission/sisters of mercy/ sound so the music hasn’t aged as much as one would think-it comes from the early 2000’s. This should have been played more in greek clubs everywhere, but no, fuck you, djs, you play what the people want to listen, right?  Play for pay, a familiar story…

Anyone aboard for greek goth, hop on, citizens.

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01- Eswstrefhs Erwtas

02- Diaxwrismenos

03- Otan Nyxtwnei

04- Nyxterida

05- Stigmes Thanatou

06- H Eikona Tou Sphlaiou

07- Mpainontas Sta Nera

08- Skoteina Nera

09- Emmesa Mazi

10- Enw Koimountai

11- Adhs

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