Batallón de San Patricio – Interview exclusive June 2020

I had the chance to see them live few times and i must say they are really cool on stage. During this quarantine, we spoke a bit with Ricky and the interview is bellow. Also this interview will be featured on our new number out soon. Cheers and thank you for supporting us.

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MirceONE (mptyzine): Hola Ricky soy Mirceone de mptyzine,como estas?
Ricky (BSP): Que tal Mirceone, muy bien gracias por preguntae, espero te encuentres igual.

Felicidades por el lp hermanos de guerra, es este su primero lp oficial?
Gracias por la felicitaciones y sí, es nuestro primer álbum „Hermanos de Guerra”.

Para los que no los conocen, platicanos una breve reseña sobre la banda
La banda surge cómo una propuesta y amalgama de las culturas mexicana e irlandesa, de ahí qué se toma el nombre Batallón de San Patricio, por la hermandad entre ambos pueblos.
Es a partir de Julio del 2017, la banda comienza a tomar forma, después de algunos meses de preparación y ajustes en la alineación. Lo cuál a los meses subsecuentes se fue modificando hasta llegar a la conformación actual de la agrupación. Cabe reconocer el esfuerzo otorgado en sus inicios para Jorge (Q. E. P. D.), Lalo y Rodrigo „Thunder”, los cuáles ayudaron a la creación de los primeros temas (propios) de la banda.

Los he visto un par de veces en vivo, y debo decirles es increible, coo ha sido la cuarentena para ustedes
La cuarenta, cómo a la población en general nos esta afectando, debido a que no hay eventos o shows próximos por el tema de la sana distancia; en lo que respecta por el lanzamiento del álbum „Hermanos de Guerra” (aprovechamos agradecimiento por la grabación y mezcla del disco Alex León de Bilbao Estudio), teníamos programado una gira para mediados de Julio en 5 ciudades del país, junto a otras dos bandas hermanas de Folk Punk mexicano (Drunken Sailor de Cd. Mx y Teddy Bears in Flames de Mty.) lo cual fue cancelado y se busca posponer la gira al 2021.

De lo negativo hacer algo positivo, en Mayo (2020) firmamos contrato con el sello discográfico „Totem Music”, quiénes se encargan de la distribución en medios digitales, y con los que estaremos manejando booking por los siguientes 2 años. También creando nuevos temas para el segundo álbum, esto gracias a que nuestros integrantes (Ricky y Ponko), han estado activos en la gran mayoría de las nuevas composiciones.

Ahora que todo esto acabe, lo primero que haremos será sacar nuestro primer video oficial (tenemos 2 promocionales en YouTube por si gustan verlos) y hacer nuestro festejo de aniversario (Irish and Punk Nightout) el cuál lo haremos una tradición anual, y aprovecharemos para hacer la presentación del disco „físicamente”.

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Irish punk no es algo muy conocido en Mexico, como los recibe la gente con sus canciones
El género no esta explotado en nuestro país, por ende la gente lo ha recibido muy bien, al ser un género que no va encasillado a un sector de la población en específico, esto hace que „mayor” gente acuda a los shows o se interese por la música que estamos creando, puedo decir que hasta el momento hemos tenido una respuesta favorable, esperamos se mantenga y siga creciendo esta Ola Verde en nuestro país.

Me puedes decir cuales so sus 10 bandas favoritas
Flogging Molly, Dropkick Murphys, Gogol Bordello, The Rumjacks, Paddy and the Rats, Hank Williams III, Johnny Cash, The Pogues, The Dubliners, The O’reillys and the Paddyhats.

Entre Flogging Molly y Dropkick cual escoges?
Ambas bandas son muy buenas e íconos del Celtic Punk, pero nos inclinamos por Flogging Molly.

Dime si conoces algo sobre Rumania, que no sea por investigar en Google, o en su defecto, si conoces algo.
Desafortunadamente no conocemos bandas o proyectos de Rumanía, pero nos daremos a la tarea de buscarlas. Ahora que lo menciona me da la impresión (sin generalizar) que tendrían un toque de Gypsy Punk.

Resume en 5 palabras que significa Batallon de San Patricio
Familia, Fortaleza, Solidaridad, Embriaguez y Alegría.

Cuales son sus planes para lo que resta de este año
Esperar a que termine esta cuarentena (deseando que todos nuestros familiares, amigos, conocidos, enemigos y público en general se encuentren bien), retomar las actividades a grabar nuestro primer vídeo „oficial” y realizar nuestro festejo por tema del aniversario y presentación del disco en nuestra Ciudad de Las Rosas.

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Platicame algunas cosas sobre la escena en Guadalajara, si hablamos de punk, yo se que hay muchas bandas, en donde encanjan ustedes en esta escena
La escena en Gdl es vasta y con demasiads creatividad, van haciendo su fusión con otros géneros, tenemos desde trash punk, stoner punk, Hardcore Punk, D-Beat, oi!, rockabilly, bandas con toques de country. Encajamos en esos lugares todo lo relacionado a los géneros anteriores allí podrían vernos en escenario. Y tampoco cerramos las puertas a festivales que sean de géneros diferentes a los antes mencionados, hago hincapié en que nuestra música es para el público en general.

Algunas palabras para nuestros lectores
Primero agradecerte Mirceone por esta entrevista y el espacio en Mptyzine, invitarlos a que nos sigan en nuestras redes sociales, escuchen nuestro disco y vean los videos promocionales que tenemos en YouTube

Gracias por su tiempo, digan nos donde podemos encontrar su musica para escuchar los
Nos pueden encontrar en Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Spotify, Bandcamp, SoundCloud cómo Batallón de San Patricio.

Las ultimas palabras se las dejo a ustedes, gracias otra vez por tu tiempo hermano
Apoyen a las bandas locales en compra de su mercancía oficial, disco, ahora que regresen los shows, asistan, esto genera que las bandas sigan produciendo su material y tener una escena más amplia. Cómo dice el dicho: ¡Apoyo lo local!

MirceONE vs. Ricky BSP – June 2020

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Stoj Snak – 1000 Daisies EP

MPTY ZINE promo for Romania.

Stoj Snak is back with a new piece of EP with 3 tracks, 1000 Daisies. The EP was released on 19 September 2018 and is a fund raiser to save the venue 1000Fryd in Aalborg in Denmark. About his music we did write a few years ago when materials like: ScreamerSongwriter (LP) and Happitalism (EP) were released. This EP keeps the same sincerity and simplicity like the previous materials, the same folk-punk, acoustic package, the same open heart for who ever is there to listen. Has the same energy and screams, the same punk DIY attitude and goes to tell the things in your face. It’s political, it’s about world, it’s true and goes to your heart. A really good job from Niels and we are expecting the LP. My favorite on this EP: Bitter Place. More infos here: https://stojsnak.bandcamp.com/

Tracklist:
1. 1000 Daisies
2. Election Night
3. Bitter Place

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Scheisse Minnelli – Waking Up On Mistake Street

MPTY ZINE promo exclusive for Romania

Waking Up On The Mistake Street is a blast in your ears. This is the new album of Scheisse Minnelli, out soon on 26th October 2018 on Destiny Records. The album has 12 tracks in the pure skate/core style made in California. They are mixing really good the youth punk rock attitude with hardcore and everything is fast and angry. Themes about skateboarding, politics and dealing with drugs. For the fans of bands like: MDC, DRI, Dr. Know or Verbal Abuse.
The band will start now a tour in Japan, Korea and as well back home in Germany. Also a fresh video for „Yer In A Trance” (about shit people do when they are young).

This is pure european skatecore made in 80’s with passion!!!

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Tracklist:

1. Yer In A Trance
2. Life Alert
3. Love It Or Leave It
4. Mistake Street
5. Downhill
6. Chata
7. Going Back
8. It’s Your World
9. Bedtime For Bonzo
10. Green River Wishes
11. Lessons Learned
12. Hallo Werner

you can pre-order the album here: CORETEX RECORDS , FLIGHT 13 , digital copy on AMAZON.DE , GOOGLE PLAY or ITUNES

 

Reality Slap interview

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Mirceone (MPTYZINE) Hey guys this is Mirceone from mptyzine. How’s life?

Reality Slap:Hi Mirceone, what’s up? All good here man, life’s good!

 

Congrats first for the album. Tell us few things about it.

Thanks man, we’re really happy with it. We recorded it last year during summer, however it just took a while to arrange everything for the release, however the wait paid off really. We can’t wait

to put it our and just play all the songs live. I think I speak for everyone in the band when I say that this is the happiest we’ve been ever with any record.

For those who do not know you,please make a short bio

Well, if you don’t know us, then you’re clearly missing out ahahah. Not actually 😉

We’re Reality Slap a hardcore band from Lisbon, Portugal. We’ve been around since around 2009 although only last year we’ve started properly touring. We play a kinda old school style with a modern groove to it, fast and short songs in your face really. We’ve had the pleasure of sharing the stage with a lot of big bands that we love and so far so good.

How are things in War Records family?

War Records have been great to us. Andrew is an amazing and dedicated guy who believed in us since he first heard our songs. We’re still tight with our label in Portugal (Hellxis Records). We’re going to have it released in Portugal and the United States with a worldwide distribution, which is fucking sick for us.

What is the message of Reality Slap and name few bands that have inspired you.

We’ve always had a straight forward, direct message. We talk a lot about injustice, control, disconnection between people. We’re always had kind of a negative approach to these topics, however in this new record we decided to have a more positive say about it. It’s more spiritual in a way but always focussed on specific and important topics of society. I think it’s important to have a message, to have something to say and really feel what you’re singing about. I wouldn’t write songs just for the sake of it. That’s one critic I have to some bands who don’t really have nothing to say so they just speak about nothing. This new record has songs about freedom, soul search, positive change, and the potential within each one of us.

As for bands hat influenced us I can say that New York hardcore played a big part in it. Early Agnostic Front, Breakdown, Dmize, Cro-Mags. Also the Bad Brains.

Stadium gig or pub gig and why?:)

I rather have a packed small venue than a stadium, however I’ve never played on a full stadium, that would be sick as well ahah. I think Reality Slap is a band that really needs to be close to the crowd, I love stage diving and go crazy while performing we feed a lot out of that energy. A hardcore show needs that immersive experience.

What else do you do beside the band

I personally am a graphic designer, we have developers, photographers and website/magazine owners in the band. We kinda have flexible jobs that allow us to take time off and go on tour and sometimes even work while on tour.

Say in 3 words what hardcore means to you

Passion, Rebellion, Freedom.

Agnostic Front or Terror?:)

That’s a tricky question because both bands have been important to the scene in different time periods. I guess probably Terror wouldn’t exist without Agnostic Front, you know what I mean? So I’ll pick AF and also Reality Slap took so much from them. Victim in Pain is such a great record.

If you will build a football team with hardcore bands members,who those bands will be?

Ahah, that’s a funny question. I know that we would be in. We always travel with a football with us. I’ve played football with Madball before so I guess at least Mitts and Freddy would like to be in it as well, and you’d need JJ crop mags cause he is always in shape 😉 Plant based power.

What the future holds for Reality Slap

We have already started working on our next release even though “Limitless” is not out yet. I guess the plan is to do a few tours, play some festivals if possible next year and release something new soon.

Name 3 things that you will take with you on an island

I’d bring a Guitar, a Trampoline and Wilson.

Thank you so much for the time. Few words for our few readers

Thank you so much for getting in touch man, we really appreciate it. I hope we can go to Romania sometime in the future, I’ve never been there so it would be sick. Hopefully we could play a sweet show for those few readers ahah 😉

If you have anything else to add,please feel free to do so. Hc

Thank you once again, keep being active for you scene, Reality Slap Limitless 2016.

Mirceone vs Reality Slap june 2016

The interview will be available on our next number coming up soon.

 

The Fatty Farmers-Escape From Dirty Pigs (promo)

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Mpty Zine promo exclusive for Romania:

Celtic rock mixed with punk’n’roll and some country these are the ingredients of the new album „Escape From The Dirty Pigs” from spanish band The Fatty Farmers. They are a kind of good thing, good guys of the Spanish music underground scene. Acoustic guitar, electronic guitar, drums, accordion, irish whistles, bagpipes, violin and a village irish mood if i can say that. 16 tracks that will remind you of Flogging Molly, The Pogues, The Mahones and many more. They have been on stage on many of the important festivals around Spain, Portugal etc and a live set that is full of energy and will make you dance and jump.
Hope you will enjoy it as much as i did. Cheers!
Thanks to Waldo and Fatty Farmers.

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Herida Profunda // Hellbastard 12″split

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Mpty Zine promo for Romania

You should know these guys already, we did an interview not so long ago. They are based in Poland and UK and they are crazy as fuck. Yes we are talking about Herida Profunda a crust punk/grind for the fine ears, for your chaotic thoughts in your head. Full of noise and anger with social and political lyrics for sure is something you don’t want to miss. Now i’m not too much into crust/grind but i must admit that sometimes you need this kind of positive anger. About Hellbastard, most of the crust punk listeners don’t need any presentation, they are the veterans of UK scene since 1984. It’s all about passion, energy, anger and respect for others. Crust punk to the bone!!! At the end to quote Herida: „It was and will be FUCK THE POLICE. Now, anytime, anywhere.
You can check them on Bandcamp at: https://heridaprofunda.bandcamp.com

The 12″ split is co-released by:
Vleesklak Records / Belgium
Tercer Mundo / Chile
Here And Now Records / Italy
Incredible Noise Records / Germany
Phobia Records / Czech Republic
Grind Your Mind Records / Brazil
NIC Records / Poland
783 Landsberg Hardcore Crew / Poland
Svoboda Records / France
Civilisation-Records / Germany
D.I.Y Kolo Records / Poland
Mundo En Kaos Records / Mexico
Pandora Records / Germany
WOOAAARGH / Germany
Other info: Limited edition of 1000 copies.
Every copy comes with a Band and Record Label Insert on 250g board and an exclusive DinA3 poster.
First 200 copies come with a special cover by Gravelord Artwork and screenprinted by Rozbrat Squat DIY Crew.
There are also few testpresses in existance and available for sale – distributed only by WOOAAARGH / Germany.

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Thanks to Edi from Herida Profunda.

The Adolescents vs. Svetlanas

Flix Records promo in Europe and Altercation Records proudly presents:

Ok,so you must know Adolescents if you are a punk rocker (just fyi they are into this since 1980 and past members joined Social Distortion or Agent Orange later on) yes California in the house. And yes you must remember their classic blue cover with their ADOLESCENTS logo on it. Ok, enough this is a split EP out on January 2015 on Altercation Records and promo in Europe by Flix Agency with The Svetlanas (from Mother Russia originaly but now they are livin in Italy). Hot War is the name of split, 4 tracks (2 each) in the pure punkrock sound, fast, angry and loud, with sing along choruses. Just some facts about Svetlanas (they have already shared the stage with bands like: DOA, TSOL, The Discharge and more, and yes they were banned in Russia), also they are preparing an album.Like a fresh air in the hot summer nights, you can play it loud on your car or at home. And after 25 years around in the scene Adolescents are one of the most known and respected acts so this split is a good way to start 2015. oh…and a lovely artwork for this, HOT WAR baby!!!

Thanks to Katrin and Felix

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Interview with Tobin (610/Flatfoot 56)-exclusive

Mirceone (MPTY ZINE):Hi Tobin, this is Mircea from mpty zine. How things are with you in the new 2015?

Tobin (610/Flatfoot 56):Things have been going really well.

First of all congrats for the 610 project.i had listen to it and it has took me far away somewhere in my childhood:),simple things,deep and nice. What is the story behind this project?

I have always loved songs and music that takes me to places that are far off and full of memories. The mindset behind this record was to return to a style of music from my early days of learning music with my family. Bluegrass and folk was music that was always around our house and the art of good story telling was a big part of my attraction to these styles.
This album also documents a lot of the feelings and mindsets that I have faced over the last few years. Its been a really hard past few years. Sometimes when your going through rough times, you just need to get it out. This album was key to helping me flesh through what I was feeling, God’s grace, and my own fears and hurts.

It is different than your Flatfoot 56 and speaking of Flatfoot 56, you have some news to share?:)

We are looking to be doing a short European tour in oct. of this year. We are excited to be getting back. We have been talking about doing some more writing as well to see what comes out.

The Humble Beginnings of a Roving Soul was recorded DIY in your bedroom and this is a big deal, how you will promote? a upcoming tour or something?

The album was actually recorded in an attic area of the house I live in. We have a studio set up there. It’s a very warm space with a very comfortable feel. Its a great place to create. We have been promoting through playing shows and trying to be active on our social media outlets. We have a tour scheduled for Europe in Sept and october that we are really excited about. There are so many people we are looking forward to seeing again. We just released a new video for our song „Backpack” which looks amazing and gives people and idea of what the band is like. .
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Please make me a top 10 with your favorite bands.

I am kind of a strange guy in what i like but here it goes.
I love: Johnny cash, Mississippi John Hurt, Metric, Mewithoutyou, Cock Sparer, Leatherface, the Pogues, Murder by Death, Pete Seager, Bishops Green (Honorable mentions- Brick Assassin, Cro-mags, andrew W.K)

Like you said this album takes you to a journey to childhood,how important are those little simple things nowdays with this speed and these trends?

I think folk music and story telling styles of music are extremely important because they remind us of who we are and where we came from. In this cray world of fast paced technology i think people are getting tired and stressed out. We are loosing track of who we are as people groups and of what we are and cultures. I think that people are returning to folk and simpler music to rediscover that simpler time and pace of life that we as humans were meant to live at. We want music and culture to mean something more then just consumerism and entertainment. We want music that tells us who we are and speaks to the deepest parts of our human struggles.

Name 5 things that you will take with you to a journey.

1. A Bible 2. a note pad 3. My hat 4. my guitar 5. a voice recorder.

Always coming back home to…Chicago:) how’s Chicago underground scene?

Chicago is a great music town. The scene has been strong for a long time. This being said it is always changing and there are always new faces. Its a place that people want to be in. One thing I love is that each neighborhood has its own group of show spaces and punk kids. They all offer a different taste to an already vibrant place.

Some words for our zine?

Never stop loving music and never stop learning about new bands. I love how Europeans research their music. I love how they care and invest in their favorite bands. You guys are a huge part of why we still play.

Thanks Tobin so much for your time and please feel free to add anything.Where people can listen to 610 online? buy the album…

You can find the album on ITUNES, Our website at http://www.610band.com, in stores throughout europe.

thanks to Tobin,Karin and Felix (Flix Records)

the interview will be on our 30th number OUT SOON.