T Killas – AWARENESS – 2020 promo

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In this time of #quarantine we can dance inside with T-Killas. Since 2003 they do their own thing, a nice mix of ska 3rd wave with punky rhyms and skanking beats for the old friends. Their new album AWARENESS is out this year since March and was released by Fire and Flames Music and Grover Records. Their influences are coming from bands like: The Specials and most of the twotone bands, The Clash or The Offenders. Fast, punky, skanking all the way from Germany, this album is something to look for. And if we talk about politics let’s keep the band in Strictly Antifascist wave. 10 tracks ready for skank. Cheers! More about band: HERE

Tracklist:

01 – Kowalski
02 – Dandy and Rude
03 – Lonely Hearts
04 – Running
05 – Coming Home
06 – Do You Eat
07 – Rudie’s Struggle
08 – Calling for Stars
09 – Gonna Go
10 – Riot Ground

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The Oldians – Roots’N’Soul (Nice & Easy) promo

 

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The Oldians are just the perfect mix nowdays to dance in your house. Their history began in 2001 in Cataluña and their mix is a traditional ska and jazz. Roots’N’Soul (Nice & Easy) is their new material in 2020 and has 12 tracks for the fans of any ska orchestra band. Think about Melbourne Ska Orchestra, New York Ska Jazz Ensemble, The Skatalites and many many more, everything made simple and with passion out on Liquidator Music. So if it’s a bit of ska, a bit of jazz, a bit of reggae, and a lot of beautiful voice of Saphie Wells. Sing along, and zighidap for the good times and vibes. My new favorite biking album.
More about them on FB and listen to the album on Liquidator Bandcamp HERE

Tracklist:

01 – Feeling High
02 – Oh! What a Day
03 – A Little Bit of Trust
04 – The Root
05 – Talking About
06 – The Answer Is Love
07 – Easy Loving
08 – Reaction
09 – If You Don’t Know
10 – Walking by the Line
11 – Hold Me
12 – When the Spring Comes Back

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Oi you! It’s a pleasure to share with you our latest number. For this number we have:

Grados Nocivos (Mexico-streetpunk) – interview in spanish.

Promos with: Anti Flag / Out Of Bounds / Svetlanas / Cutthorat LA / Motina / All Worked Up / Oxymoron / Treason/ South Class Veterans / Kings Never Die / Foreign Legion / Harbour Rebels / The Magnetics / Concrete Elite  / Bull Brigade

Special thanks to Rene from Demons Run Amok, La Victory Store, Infeztado Records, Grados Nocivos, New Age Records and all of our friends all over. #seeyainthepit

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Interview La Mugrosa Ska

Oi you! Here is our 3rd interview in spanish with La Mugrosa Ska (ska from Guadalajara, Mexico).  I saw them live along with Talco and few other times and was a pleasure having them present for our last number in 2019. The new number will come out very soon. Gracias la banda. Stay rude, stay rebel.

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MirceONE (MPTYZINE) Hola amigos, soy MirceONE de MPTYZINE, ¿cómo están?

LMS: Muy bien muchas gracias, contentos de compartir contigo un poco de lo que somos.

En primer lugar felicidades por sus 13 años, ¿cómo lo celebraste?

Gracias por la felicitación hermano, la pasamos increíble en un concierto que realizamos en una de las plataformas de difusión cultural más grande de nuestra ciudad “el tianguis cultural Guadalajara”; de llevó a cabo el 23 de noviembre, nos acompañaron bandas hermanas como Reset, reviviendo raíces y unos camaradas de Perú llamados “X dinero”, en nuestras redes sociales puedes encontrar un poco del registro de ese concierto.

Para aquellos que no conocen a la banda, ¿puedes darnos una breve introducción?

Claro, LMS (La Mugrosa Ska) somos una banda de rock fusión con toques característicos entre el Ska, punk rock, hardcore punk melódico, emo, ritmos latinos etc. Creemos que la música es un universo inmenso como para cerrarse a experimentar, nuestras letras van desde temas de interés social, conciencia ambiental, superación personal, protesta social, etc. La banda surgió en noviembre de 2006.

Vi que tienes algunos conciertos próximos para finales de 2019, ¿cuáles son los planes para 2020?

Sí, el cierre de 2019 fue muy enriquecedor con nuestro concierto del 13 aniversario y nuestra participación en la clausura del festival de las artes “Sucede”; para 2020 empezaremos el año presentando un nuevo sencillo producido por Odín Parada, saldremos de nuevo a países como Colombia, Argentina, Perú y si todo sigue en pie nos vamos para Europa a hacer una gira como de 20 días, terminaremos de producir nuestro 4 disco titulado “identidad”.

¿Cuál es el mensaje que la banda intenta transmitir?

Principalmente la toma de conciencia de nuestras acciones, el cómo repercuten tanto personal, social, ambiental y el hacer algo con ellos, protestar ante las injusticias, luchar por los ideales, cuidar el medio ambiente, etc.

Cuéntanos algunas cosas sobre sus influencias, ¿cuáles son las bandas que los influenciaron a lo largo del tiempo?

Es una pregunta muy interesante, como te comenté creemos que la música es magnífica por ellos nos han influenciado bandas de muchísimos géneros desde bandas de rock clásico y progresivo como Yes, Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Oasis, Frank Zappa, bandas de hardcore punk como terror, Comeback Kid, stick to your guns, your demise, Alex is on fire, close your eyes, bandas de punk como Ramones, Joy Division, Rancid, NOXF, MXPX etc. Bandas de Ska que van desde Ska jazz, rockseady como the Skatalites, New York Ska jazz, Rotterdam Ska jazz, the shake it ups hasta bandas de ska punk hardcore como RX Bandits, Streetlight manifesto, link 80, sublime, flaming tsumanis entre otras.

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¿Dónde puede el público escuchar LMS a través de Internet, en las redes sociales?

En la página oficial http://www.lamugrosaska.com en Facebook como La Mugrosa Ska Oficial, Instagram, Twitter, Spotify, ITunes Music y todas las plataformas digitales.

¿Qué sabes sobre la escena underground de Europa del Este?

Muy poco, sé que es un movimiento fuerte que han logrado dar de que hablar en varias partes del mundo, las bandas que lo conforman son muy buenas y entre todos se da un apoyo muy interesante.

Sin Google, dime qué sabes sobre Rumania.

Prácticamente nada, es un país de Europa, específicamente de la zona sureste, es conocida por sus bosque de Transilvania, lugar asociado con la leyenda de Drácula.

Si tuvieras que elegir una banda (vieja escuela, nueva escuela) para hacer un EP dividido, ¿qué banda sería?

Que pregunta tan interesante; si se trata de elegir a una no sabría si entre una banda hermana o alguna de nuestras influencias, pero poniendo los pies sobre la  tierra sería interesante hacer un split con La Plebe de San Pancho California.

Sé que en Guadalajara hay una buena escena underground, cuéntanos algunas palabras sobre las bandas de allí.

La escena underground de Guadalajara está muy dividida, es fuerte por el apoyo del público a las bandas sin embargo entre bandas existe una especie de división por género musical que se da de una forma natural, la escena del Ska es fuerte, sin embargo, la mayoría del público son menores de edad que están cursando el bachillerato y los primeros semestres de licenciatura, por tal motivo no cuentan no un poder adquisitivo suficiente para pagar boletos de conciertos de precios generosos ni mercancía de las bandas, cosa que limita un poco el desarrollo de las bandas en cuanto a generar recursos para su proyección, pero hablando de la pasión y la entrega de los públicos a las bandas es magnífica, sin ellos no seríamos nada.

Por favor dinos algunas palabras para nuestros amigos en línea

Primero saludarlos y agradecido por tomarse el tiempo de leer, les invito a que busquen un poco de nosotros en las redes sociales y hagan suyas las canciones que con tanto amor ofrecemos sin ninguna pretensión más que con honestidad y sinceridad proyectar un poco de lo que sentimos, pensamos y somos y que les compartimos con amor por medio de la linda música.

Gracias por tu tiempo, si deseas agregar algo, adelante.

Gracias por la entrevistas hermano, siempre es un placer compartir unas cuantas palabras de lo que somos, decirle a todo mundo que no dejen de luchar por sus ideales, por sus sueños, por un mundo mejor, por la injusticia de los distintos gobiernos y países, decirles que somos una patria, somos una manada de pájaros volando al horizonte y todas las especies somos bienvenidas.

MirceONE vs LMS – December 2019

Interview Scandal – StreetPunk Romania/UK

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MirceONE mptyzine: Hey Vlad, nice to have this interview, how are things?

Vlad Scandal: Hi Mircea ,all good thanks

I know that Scandal finished the tour in Romania, tell us a few things

Indeed ,”Payback Days Tour” was a five days tour in Romania and it was great  . We shared the van  and the stage with an amazing thrash metal band from Costa-Rica called Heresy and  B.K.S.  a crazy HC-Punk band from London joined us for the last two shows  in Brasov and Bucharest. The crowd was crazy at all 5 shows , a good mix of punks, skins , hc kids  and thrashers ..just brilliant.

Now the holiday seasson is on and everybody is talking about Christmas songs, if you will pick one song to do a cover what will be?

Ha ha ..I guess it will be “Santa Stole my Whiskey” by Jonny Manak

We talk some time ago about your top 10, something new? Can you please write down your favorite ones?

“Crim” from Spain …the new album ..amazing band ,amazing album with  and amazing graphics . From the UK I’ll go for Millie Manders and The Shutup , I have the feeling that they will go very big in the ska-Punk scene with their latest EP. So many other good new albums this year..is just too hard to mention all of them.

I know that in 2019 you will play at two festivals, can you give us more details?

Actually , so far we are booked for three festivals in 2019.First one will be Undercover Festival , 26/27/28 April at The Dome in London . This is the second time we are doing this fest , and we are looking forward for it as it has a really good lineup , a good venue  and  really nice people . The second and the third festival will be part of our summer tour in Europe , on the 3rd of July we  will play at the “Punk as Fuck “ a punk-hc day part of Obscene Extreme Festival in  Trutnov -Czech Republic , and the next day on the 4th of July we will be at Exit Festival in Novi-Sad-Serbia  ,both of them really fun festivals with so  many cool bands on  the bill. Our summer tour will include some  dates in Germany too, but the plan is to build a 10 or more dates tour in Europe including as many countries we can .

How you see the punk scene in Romania, now that you guys been for the tour here?

I think the punk scene in Romania is rising again.. slowly ..but is there . We had full house shows in most of the cities we have played..talked with many people , new faces and old  and I think it’s getting there. With so many people leaving the country I’ll say that the secret to a solid scene is to unite the scene , punk, hc ,metal , hip-hop..all together ..an underground united scene is the way ! I’ve been  listening  to  some new hcpunk bands like “Anexa Unu “or “FuckYou!Dracu “ bands with a really cool attitude .  Not too much street-punk or oi! though ..but I’m pretty sure that soon we will hear about some new bands in Romania too.

For 2019 you prepare a new material, new video, new stuff?

Yes..2019 another busy year for us. But before 2019 we will release another new single and video called  “Broken Dreams” It’s a punk-rock song with a few  drops of reggae and ska  and the video will contain  footages from our tour in Romania ..pretty cool..we hope it will be ready right before Christmas. A new E.P will be released in spring and  we will announce more details about it soon . We also have loads of shows booked in the UK for the first part of the year  , a mini-tour in Belgium and France in May and as I said before,  the summer tour all over Europe.

How the things are going with the Tattoo studio?

Busy , busy …but luckily I have the weekends off , this way I have time for my other passions , the punk-rock music and  the underground music scene . They are all  part of my life and I’m happy to be able to them all.

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How you will describe Scandal message and attitude after all these years?

We are still fucked up haha ..Just kidding ..Obviously the message is quite the same..real life inspired lyrics about us or our close friends, society , system or anti-system , still don’t like the authorities , still don’t like the cops .Most of the lyrics are in English as we live in this  country for a few years now and we are part of the UK society ..and we sing about the problems we have here ,at this time.

Did you think to remaster the old songs from Resturi Din Punkomat to do a best of Scandal?

Yes , we will actually re-record a few old songs in the next year. One of them , a big surprise ,will be on the next EP

Thank you for this short time and please give us a few words for the punkzine and for our few readers.

Thanks a lot for giving us the opportunity to keep the people updated with the Scandalous news . I hope we’ll see  you all in the next year.

Where people can listen to Scandal and where people can find you online?

Our album “On A Roll” is available on all the digital platforms , Spotify , ITunes,Deezer   , on our Bandcamp , and all our official videos and some gig videos are available on our youtube channel . You can find us online on the Scandal-streetpunk facebook page also on our instagram.

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Thanks again Vlad, last words again i leave them to you.

Oi! to the world , happy holidays to everyone and keep on troubling but  stay safe !! Thanks a lot Mircea !

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MirceONE vs. Vlad – December 2018

photo Scandal by Photobooking. This interview is available as well in our new number COMING UP SOON!.

Thank you all for reading and Merry Punk Christmas!

MPTY ZINE NO.41

Mpty Zine no.41 for free download.

Exclusive interview with Lexington Field. Promos: Terror, Sick Of It All, The Rumjacks, No Tiene La Vaca, Decibelios, Out Of Control Army, Stoj Snak, Bitter Grounds, Taapa Groove, Ska P, Scheisse Minnelli. Thank you for your support. This is a 100% DIY product made in Romania. Est. 2005.

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Bitter Grounds – promo

MPTY ZINE promo for Romania:

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Bitter Grounds will hit you with their 2nd album, Two Sides Of Hope, will be out on 5th October 2018. Bitter Grounds are coming from Netherlands and they are formed in 2015. The new album is coming 2 years after their debut album: Hollowlands. This is a singalong punkrock with influences from ska all the way to hardcore. The album has everything packed good in energy, attitude and the sounds from the streets. Also lyrics talking about different social problems, frustration, fear and hope. Band was playing with bands like Real McKenzies or Interrupters and played on festivals like: Punk Rock Holiday or Nice’n’Sleazy. Singalong, raise your fist on the dancing floor. True and honest for the punkrock lovers of 90’s. Also do not forget to check them online at: http://bittergrounds.nl and to check their new video Two Sides Of Hope.

Guilty people for this: Ring Of Fire Records // Bad Granola Records // Aggrobeat Records // Mass Production Records

Video: Two Sides Of Hope

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MPTY ZINE no. 40 – OUT NOW

Latest number for download. Exclusive interview with Voodoo Healers, promo bands/cd’s : The Interrupters, Pennywise, Street Dogs, Talco, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Mad Caddies, Night Birds, Madball, The Sentires, Los Elefantes, Maskatesta, Hub City Stompers, Juantxo Skalari and La Rude Band, Rude Bones, Modern Enemy, Skalapper.

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Jokerface-ska from Alps

MptyZine promo exclusive for Romania.

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This is for sure a band that drives me back 10 years ago in my hometown with my friends dancing like crazy. Jokerface are coming from the Alps in South Tyrol/Italy and are playing a ska/reggae that will go directly to your soul. They have started in 2004 as a punk band but with years they have changed a bit with traditional ska, early 60’s Jamaican beats, a bit of Mod and Rocksteady all together packed with feelings and soul. 10 tracks to skank, share a beer and remember the good old days. My personal favorites: „I Remember”, „Lucky Man” and „Jokerface”. One of the good bands to start in 2018 and one band to check for sure. Check them on facebook.com/jokerfaceska

Tracklist:
1.Jokerface 2.Rock My Soul 3.Time Will Show 4.I Remember 5.Troubles 6.Lonely Boy 7.Trippin’ 8.Lucky Man 9.School Bully 10.Sticks and Stones

For the fans of: 86 Crew, Scrapy, No Respect, The Orobians, RedSka, Valkyrians

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