Interview with Chain Cult for MRR & news

Long time no see my loves,

Did an interview with Athens’ Chain Cult for MRR. Get the hard copy, Maximum Rocknroll #425, Oct. 2018 here. Also check out MRR‘s snazzy new website—it looks totally killer! ❤

Haven’t had time to write or upload any info for past Storm Stereo shows, as this summer has been hella busy, hectic, stressful, sad, exciting and fun all at the same time, between guests here, visiting Berlin for Atonal, losing both friends and family, and hustling to make rent. Δε θα’ρθει η ξεκούραση για τους καταραμένους.

I did, however, finally get round to the Japanese Special, which you can hear in Five Parts. Featuring minimalism, avant garde, noise, weirdo pop, hardcore and post punk, and of course D-beat and crasher crust—that last show courtesy of Bak at Scull Crasher Distro (word on the street is a new No Exit zine is in the slow works…). You can also check out new Greek punk and hardcore releases via his e-store.

Also got round to dedicating a show to the amazing women of the rebetiko sound and some other stunning women vocalists from the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s in Greece, plus another couple of your usual mixed bag shows. You can check all that out here.

Next week we return with a killer new show for the new season, chock-full of new punk, hardcore, post-punk, D-beat, metal and more from Greece, Europe, the US and UK, SEA and more, and all tracks hand-picked by Under the Demos!

Also, a handful of Greek bands have been busy and are releasing new records or going on tour, including but not limited to: new Hibernation LP, new Cold i LP, new Antimob tape, new The Cyclothymics LP, first Eraserheads demo tape, new Black Trinity LP, new Chain Cult EP and Balkan tour with Skotodini who also have a new LP, new Dirty Wombs LP and US tour, and upcoming Molisma record and mini-Greek tour.

Lastly, some good bands are coming to Athens for shows this fall, plus a couple aces I’ve got up my sleeve for 2019… So stray tuned for more info on some of that, or don’t.

With love from the armpit of Athens,

—Obsessionist

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