woensdag 30 oktober 2013

Interview with Death Before Dishonor (US)

When saying 'Death Before Dishonor' you immediately breathe out the words 'Boston scene' at the same time. Vocalist Bryan tells us about the last Europe tour with the band and takes you back to his hometown and memories of his first hardcore show. Not convinced yet? Bryan also tells us about the new album coming up soon and it's going to be rad... RAD... RAD, I TELL YOU! Enjoy reading.

Bryan, how was the last EU tour?
Just great. We played some festivals an some small shows. All in all it was good because sometimes it is difficult since there are so many bands over here. But it has been awesome.

You like coming to Europe? 
I love it. I feel that European bands are a lot more loyal. Sounds kind of like an assthing to say, but there is a difference between touring through the States and touring through Europe. It seems like people here appreciate it more. We try to come twice and sometimes thrice a year, but it is not always easy.

Boston is your hometown. Was it important for you to have that background to be where you are today? 
If it wasn't for the Boston scene I wouldn't be here. Boston is a great city with a great scene and I don't disrespect it. The thing is I have been a part of the scene for so long and you see so many people come and go. which is obviously the same in any kind of scene, not just with hardcore people.
Actually Boston has a nice scene; I've been going to shows there since 1994 so I have seen so many angles of it. The worst thing about the it is that Boston is a big hardcore city, but there are not a lot of venues to do shows. That means a lot of shows are happening outside of the city and that affects the Boston scene a lot in a bad way just because of the lack of proper venues. It's easier to put money into a disco venue than into a hardcore venue.

You were saying your first hardcore show was in 1994. Which band did you see?
I went to see Biohazard. At that time I had some metal records and next to that I also had some Agnostic Front, Madball and Biohazard records. So I went to the Biohazard show and the fact that the band was hanging out with the crowd amazed me, it was more intimate and people were going crazy. It was so different from a real metal show.

You are taking care of Death Before Dishonor’s vocals. What was it that made the microphone get your attention?
Honestly... I couldn't play an instrument (laughing). I tried to play drums once... It took me a while to work on it all and to figure out how to sing. I just wanted to be part of a hardcore band, whatever it was. For me it was something I thought was cool. Before Death Before Dishonor I have been in other bands doing vocals and after that I quit singing for years.
To me, at the very beginning it wasn't about spreading a particular message, it was about being involved and being inspired by everyday life to help people take things a bit more easy. I would have done anything for being in a band (smiling).
Originally, if I could have played an instrument I would have played an instrument.

The last full album was released four years ago already. Any plans for a new album soon?
Yes! We have a bunch of stuff written that will finally be recorded in November. It will be out in probably like... February or March and will be out on Bridge Nine Records. We have been touring and had some line-up changes. Our original guitar player doesn't tour so much because he is married to Candace from Walls Of Jericho and they have a kid, then touring becomes hard. When you tour time flies by and before you know it has been four years since you brought out a new record.

What can we expect from the new album? 
It will be in the same line as before, it is not going to be a lot different. Of course we grow a bit, because we are in a band for so long. The record will have hardcore in it, a little bit of metal and a little bit of punk. Some songs will sound like the old Death  Before Dishonor, others will sound more new. Expect a bit of everything on the new album, that is something I like. We are thinking about maybe naming it Always On The Outside or On The Outside, but that isn't sure yet. We are still kicking around a bit.

Tell us about the scene and its changes.
The internet did it all. I can’t say if the internet is a positive or a negative thing for the scene. It simply is what it is and you shouldn't forget that every good thing brings also bad things with it.
On the one hand, it's a good impact: it is great because more people can get access to all music and bands that are around, but it has also negative side effects. Nowadays anyone can start a band.
Back in the days it was much harder to start a band and spread your music. You had to bring out demos and send them to venues or record shops. Then the venues would put you on the Monday night show for example. If you played the show well, you could do a better show on a Wednesday for example with maybe a bigger band. We started touring when the internet already popped up, so for us it wasn't that hard. But for the bands back in the days it was different. Just imagine touring without internet of cell phones.

Any last words?
Thanks for checking us out, our record will be out early 2014, put that in your agendas!

We will Bryan, we will.

EP review: Collapse Of Mind - Breaker, Burner, Killer

Meet Collapse Of Mind. They describe themselves as “Belgian modern melodic hardcore” and are ready to blow your mind at one of their shows. Just one year after Collapse Of Mind was founded, they proudly presented their debut EP Burner, Breaker, Killer. The release-shows are on, so we suggest you first fill your car with people and petrol and then move your asses to one of their shows.

Opener Lies To Impress starts off with a calm intro and soft sweeping vocals. The drums join in and tension is being built up until it gets to the point where you realize that Collapse Of Mind’s sound could easily remind you of band such as August Burns Red or A Day To Remember. Think of dramatic lyrical sceneries and hopes based on rhythms which are united in this EP.

Breaker, Burner, Killer consists of six songs. One of those is actually an acoustic version - which happens to be my favourite - of Breaker, the second song. Harmonicas assisting the guitar show that the band is not only breaking skulls with the harshness of their songs, but also has some hidden talents to reveal to fans and haters.

For a first EP the sound is very refined and sophisticated. Everything is perfectly measured and it is clear that a lot of effort has been put into this. The story of Collapse Of Mind has just started and we are curious how this will develop in the future.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/collapseofmind/
Bandcamp: http://collapseofmind.bandcamp.com/ 

dinsdag 15 oktober 2013

Interview with Code Orange Kids (US)

Mind your ears, because Code Orange Kids brings you real hardcorepunk leaving their mark on it. Those young American kids from Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) tour all over Europe and the States, leaving the crowd with open mouth after their strong, heavy and short sets have ended.  In this one and only interview they gave during their latest Europe tour, Code Orange Kids reveals their secrets about hair (yes, hair), tells some stuff about the new album coming up and in the end there is a hate ritual which you all could learn something from. Enjoy!

You are still pretty young. How does it feel to share the stage with all those old people?

Jami: We are now 19 and 20 and I must say we are pretty used to it. I don't think about it that much. We have also been touring with Full House and they are kind of close to our age. Actually I think it's an advantage to be so young, we have more energy.

Reba: Sometimes you point it out, but most of the times it doesn't really matter. We have more time to get better and to grow into stuff. It's a very good thing that we are young.

This is your second euro tour. You notice a difference between the first and second euro tour?

Jami: Last time we just tried to play for people who hadn't seen us before. This time there are a lot more people buying shirts and showing up at the shows because they are familiar with our music.
I think bands who tour are more popular. It really matters here in Europe. More than in the States.

Last year you were not so lucky when a lot of gear got stolen during a show. How did you manage to  move on with the band after this?

Jami: We posted online what happened and suddenly we sold lots of our merch because people wanted to support us. Everybody helped us out and that was fanatastic. We didn't really ask for help or support but people just did that spontaneously. We recovered almost everything that we have lost and that is really awesome. The fact that everthing got stolen does not stop us from doing the band. I'm not going to feel bad for us for what happened. Shit happens you know.

Reba: No band started off with a lot of money. Its stupid that it happened, but at least we recovered what we lost.

When first hearing your music I didn't think you guys would still be so young. 

Jami: We started the band when I was fourteen or fifteen years old and we were playing punkrock at that time. It was a natural process since we grew into this genre together.

Reba: We were good friends hanging out all the time playing punk. It clicked very well and we discovered new music together. Here we are today.

What is the first thing you will do when you get home? Imagine yourself smashing that frontdoor open. What will you do after that?
Reba: I'm just going to relax, hang out at home and work. We have been touring pretty much like non-stop, so it will be cool to have some time at home.

Jami: I will eat stuff and spend time with the dog. We won't be home for long, because soon we have a tour with Power Trip, Fucked Up and Terror? We will be on tour until January.

Is there any new album coming up?
Reba: We are still writing on it actually. And we have some demo stuff that we will record in January...?  (Looks at Jami with questioning eyes).

Jami: We'll see. Honestly, I don't want to tell too much about the new album. I rather keep it a secret (laughs).  One thing is certain: it will be released next year.

Where did the new inspiration come from?

Jami: There's definitely a lot of new influences that inspired us. A lot of things will change. Music will be different, lyrics will be different. I think it will be cool. We will have a lot more of influences from early 2000 and 90's hardcorepunk in our new record.  That is something we like a lot and I also think not so many bands are doing this kind of stuff.

Something we noticed during your performance is that you don't communicate with the crowd

Jami: That is because there is nothing to say. I'm not going to beg people to like us or buy our merch. I will thank people at the end for watching, because I truly mean that and it means a lot to me. There are bands that talk a lot and some people are very good at talking. I even like that. But I don't want to talk, there is nothing to say for me. At the beginning I introduce the band, say where we are from and at the end we thank the crowd. People here in Europe seem to be offended by that.

Reba: We don't want to force anything. It's not that we are on stage to talk, we are there to play music.

Why are the sets so short when you play live shows?
Jami: People always ask! It's as if everybody wants long sets, but I hate that. It's not that we are a fucking metal band or something. I don't think most people want to see us play for longer than 20 minutes. When people really know songs, then we play longer. I rather leave people wanting for more, than having them thinking 'that was good, but got bored at the end'. That is something that happened a lot to me when watching bands, even with bands that did a really good job. Also, I get tired as fuck after those 20 minutes.

You never think 'we need a singer'?
Jami: No, I write the lyrics, so I don't like it to pass that to someone new. I like to share it around with everbody, but that is the big part of COK to me. If we would have a singer, we would be just like every other band. And we don't want to be like any other band, otherwise there is no point for us to exist in 2013.
There have been 30 years of hardcore, then it's hard to become an outstanding band. I think it's more creative to have several people doing the vocals.

Anything else you want to be revealed? Come on, tell us some secrets.

Jami: Our bassplayer Joe used to have blue hair, he looked like a fucking idiot. Eric used to have yellow hair with pink in the middle, as if he was a watermelon. Reba has always been ginger and I have always had brown hair.

Reba: That is a secret.

Ginger is the most beautiful haircolour in my opinion. No joke.

Reba: Thanks

Jami: I don't agree.

Reba: Well, at least I don't have disgusting facial hair.

Jami: That was our hatred ritual.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/codeorangekids

zaterdag 12 oktober 2013

Show review 10/10/'13: Stubborn, Shell Beach & The Southern Oracle @ Panique D'o, Mechelen

Alien lights are ruling the cold terrace in front of Panique D'o that is filled with no people. At all. The venue was divided in a rather strange way for setting up a show and the self-destructive microphones spontaneously fell apart several times during the night. However, the lights were awesome and the bands gave this poor evening their best shot. What else do you need? Maybe a crowd. And some Belgian beers.

When Stubborn starts playing their show, the frontman takes an effort to drag people into the back of the venue,  with as result that most (read: all) of them keep on wasting their lives on playing biljart with their fellow students. Sigh, where the fuck were all of you hardcore kids? Back to the show. The Brutality crew were the only two Belgian people to attend the most part of the performance, next to the 17 counting Hungarian tourcrew. We were thanked and blessed by the Stubborn guys. Around the end of their set, suddenly an unexpected change in line-up took place. The vocalist dropped the microphone and the guitarplayer took it over, while the singer now was creating sounds with the strings he was given.

Shellbeach brought some faceslap screamo influences and a variety of clean vocals. The guys' singalongs were assisted by the crew only. Bandmembers walk to the pooltable until the cables are pulling them backwards in another attempt to seduce students to come to the back of the venue. The evening looked more like a big hungarian jamsession, but that made it however more cosy.

The Southern Oracle played an enormously energetic show. For every move the guitarist, bassplayer or drummer did not make, the vocalist made five moves. Some parts of the show reminded us even of the excentric Belgian band Amen Ra. Rugbygame situations were happening as the vocalist rolled over the floor while singing and all of a sudden six, maybe seven other fellow Hungarians decide to crush their singing friend. Aaaaand at this point the record got broken, because we counted 6 Belgians attending the show.

All of you who didn't show up at this event: you will rot away in hell. No mercy for missing those awesome bands. Still, you should check them out. Maybe there are some spare seats upstairs.

Lights off. Goodnight.

maandag 30 september 2013

EP review: Kalypso - Gläserne Augen

It’s not the first time that we mention this remarkable German metalcore band from Lingen. Earlier those daredevils came up with this awesome videoclip for the song ‘Bäume wachsen nur auf starken Herzen’ that was recorded in the winter of 2011, where Kalypso is performing on a -heavily cracking under their feet- frozen lake. Because life ain’t worth shit without taking risks.

In August, Kalypso came up with a new EP ‘Gläserne Augen’. What it sounds like? Heavier breakdowns than your poor ears could carry are blended with incredible riffs. Riffs that even reminded me of the legendary Dragonforce metal heroes for just a second.
For those who are familiar with the Belgian scene from around 5 years ago, think of the music you heard at metalcore shows back then. This genre sort of bled to death in Belgium, but is still growing bigger and bigger in the German scene.

Back to this awesome EP, which - although short, but very powerful - makes your heart skip a beat, just because the balance between the music and the lyrics is so great. Lyrics are all about dreams (notice the perfectly matching riffs for 'Traumfänger'), Weltschmerz accents and hope. A modern mixture of what romantic writers in the 18th century brought to feed our eyes and minds is here now translated into metalcore.

The ice gets broken with 'Metamorphose' as the opener of the EP, only to prepare you for the best that is yet to come. For the strongest song ‘Traumfänger’ an official lyric video was released. It masters this dreamy melody, captures you and doesn’t let go. Prepare for what is called in German ‘Ohrwurm’ when hearing this. 

Our message is the following: Close your eyes and travel to the heaven of shred. 

Kalypso's online store is also full with cool merch and nice packages, check it out or pick something up at one of their shows!

vrijdag 20 september 2013

Album review: The Setup - This Thing Of Ours

Since most of our pocket money gets spent on supporting the scene, we couldn't leave this album in a lonely state on the merch table. Do we regret buying this one? Hell no. I tell you, god is not a DJ, he is a fucking hardcore kid.

The Setup has been founded a while ago, but just like wine, some bands get better by aging. This is by far the strongest album made by the guys from Antwerp. 'This Thing Of Ours' is brought as an ode to the hardcore scene. The reactions of the people when new songs are played live, clearly show that the scene adores this band. Walls get torn down. For real. For one of their strongest songs called 'Walking Blind' even musicvideo was made where you see skaters ruling the streets.

The message The Setup tries to bring is clear: make hardcore, not war. Anger is translated into music, where irrations and maybe some bit of hatred is spilled all over the lyrics, only to let it all out and make the scene shiver when hearing new songs like 'Trapped Under The Weight' or 'Burn'.

The conclusion is simple: get your ghetto blaster out of the basement and let 'This Thing Of Ours' light up your living room.

Website: http://www.thesetupkills.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thesetup?fref=ts

woensdag 18 september 2013

Interview with Jona Weinhofen (I Killed The Prom Queen)

In between some stagedives at Ieperfest last month, we were running around and bothering roadies in order to find our very soon to be interviewed chosen one. What seemed like waiting for Godot drastically changed when suddenly a guy showed up, eyes covered with sunglasses and wearing this non erasable smile on his face. ‘I just had a vegan cupcake’, he said. ‘With banana, it was so good…’. 

Jona Weinhofen, rocking the guitar for IKTPQ, former member of Bring Me The Horizon and Bleeding Through. Your name is actually German sounding...

Jona: Well, i have some family that are Dutch and German speakers. But unfortunately I don't speak any of those languages.

Then let's just stick to English. 

Jona: it would be a very boring interview otherwise (laughs).

The band has been out of the game for a while: In 2007 it was announced that IKTPQ would disband, in 2011 there was a comeback. Now, how does it feel to be back?

Jona: It feels nice. We've actually been easing into it. We made an announcement in 2011 that we were back together, but since then we only did two Australian and one European tour.
This summer we played two festivals and then there is the Never Say Die your planned. Up until last December I was in another band as well as some of the other guys. So it's hard to write a new album with all that going on. Right now we are all free and focused on the band. At the moment we are recording our new album in Sweden. After this show we go back to Sweden to record our new album.

You guys seem glad to be back, how do the fans react to your comeback?

Jona: it has been quite a long time since we toured full time, so we have definitely lost a bit of hype. The fact that we were in other bands helped IKTPQ in some way I think. If we would have quit and not have been doing other bands, not so many people would care about IKTPQ at this moment.
The response to our comeback has been very nice until now. The next step will be how people react to our new material. Because people easily criticize new stuff that bands come up with. I don't know if people will enjoy it or think it's different or maybe they will still see it as the same old stuff.

What do you think the new album sounds like?

Jona: It feels normal to me, just like the last album we made in 2005. We had some line-up changes, but actually it's me and our original guitarist Kevin who have always written the music. So musically not so much changed. We have a new vocalist, Jamie, who has been playing bass and guitar in bands before too.  I think it sounds cool and I hope people like it. We'll see what reactions will be like.

Are you playing any new songs at Ieperfest today?

Jona: Just one. We only have one that is really ready to play. Everything else was still a mess until three or four weeks ago. Then sat down in the studio and sort it all out. We might play another new song on Never Say Die in October. Otherwise probably not until next year when the album actually comes out.

The music might not have been changed much, but there was a quite big line-up change. What did that do to the atmosphere on tour and on stage? 

Jona: we're all a bit older now. The youngest of the band is 25, the oldest is 32. There was a time that we were all 19 to 22 years old, so we were partying and hanging out a lot. Now it's a bit more boring (laughs). On stage we try always to be very energetic to not look boring. Sometimes we even sacrifice sounding good by moving around a little more. We like to have fun. It's not that we're the stadium rockband. Not everything needs to be perfect.

Are you familiar with the concept of Ieper Hardcore Fest?
 Jona: Prom Queen counts four vegans and a vegetarian, so this is quite important for us. I had been a vegetarian since I was 15 or 16 years old and a year after I turned vegan. At that age I started going to hardcore shows and met all those people that were vegetarian or vegan. The more I learned and discovered about it, the more I realized that this was something I wanted to do myself.
Now I've been vegan for 13,5 years, so I am always curious to see and hear about other vegans in other parts of the world.

You are an Australian band playing Europe. In what way does the European crowd differ from other crowds?

Jona: They give you a warm welcome. It seems people here in Europe, in most parts at least, they take music more broad. For example in Australia there would be a group of people at one show, that wouldn't go to see another band. All that is just because they want to stick to certain styles. Over here in Europe people seem to be more accepting. Here at our shows we see people going from metal to hardcore to whatever. Shows here remind me of the shows in Australia when I was younger. It used to be more diverse, the crowds. People in Australia are going a bit too cool for certain bands or styles. They seem to just stick to a couple of favourites and that is all.

You actually were in the middle of a new metalcore revolution, because you are in IKTPQ and you also have been in other bands like Bring Me The Horizon and Bleeding Through. 

Jona: we were just a bunch of young guys that discovered some new bands like for example Poison The Well, Hatebreed. We liked the melody of some of the bands we heard and inspired by that we just tried something. I don't think we are doing anything new, before us there were other bands doing the same stuff in their way. We just were like 'we like this, so let's try to sound like that as well'. But I guess now it's exploded and there is a lot more bands that are into that style of music. It's pretty cool that we were one of the first bands, especially in Australia, to come up with it. Nowadays there is definitely a lot of bands that are doing it as well.

You've been on tour a lot of times. What is the craziest thing that happened so far?

Jona: One time I was in Los Angeles playing a show with Bring Me The Horizon. Right after we finished there was a shooting right outside the show, just across the road. There was lots of police, they asked us to leave our bus and we weren't allowed to get back to the crime scene for six hours. It was in the middle of the night. I don't think anybody died, but that was pretty scary. In Australia situations like that are extremely rare, especially right outside the front door. Touring can be sometimes scary. You don't know about the places you shouldn't hang out or that are controlled by gangs. Luckily never anything bad happened to us.

Talking about gangs: Are you familiar with the courage crew? 

To be honest I don't know too much about them. I understand that they are straight edge group of friends.  I know a couple of people that are in Courage Crew; some people of Bleeding Through were members of the crew at the time I was in the band. Also some other friends of mine are part of courage crew. They are awesome.

Good to hear something about the other side of the story. Earlier this year we interviewed someone who informed us about this gang and the fact that they beat fans and bands up. 

Jona: Well I actually don't have any bad experiences with them. But I heard some upsetting stories. Actually, once in Saltlake City there was a straight edge gang during one of our shows that only came there to beat people up. That was pretty upsetting. That night five or six people ended up in hospital. That was not courage crew, I'm not even sure if it was a real gang. Fact was they were 30 people beating up others for no reason.

The front of the main stage will soon be packed with people to see you play tonight, but which bands are you going to see today? 

Jona: I was just watching Length Of Time before the interview started. They played my favourite song and in the middle of it the power got off. That sucks. But Evergreen Terrace is still playing today, it's the band which we did our first US tour with. They are friends of ours already for a while now. I'm going to check out Integrity as well. When I was younger I used to listen to them.

Anything else you want to be revealed on Brutality Blog? 

Jona: It's kind of rude, but our guitarist Kevin actually has a reeeaaaal big penis. But he's got a girlfriend, so hands off!

Is he going to show it off on stage? 
Jona: if there is someone going naked today it will be me. The weather is great.

'You could stick that up my nose, now you have to put in your mouth'

I Killed The Prom Queen
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iktpq
Myspace: https://myspace.com/ikilledthepromqueen

Don't forget to hit Jona up on Twitter!

woensdag 14 augustus 2013

Review: Ieper Hardcore Fest Summer edition 2013

Ieperfest oh Ieperfest, tell me about passion, activism, spreading ideas, green policy and all the rest.

In 1992 the collectives of Vort’n Vis and Genet Records united to set up a first edition of Ieperfest.
Now 21 years later, Ieperfest grew out to be an important event in the hardcore scene on a pretty big scale. Tickets were sold until far beyond Belgian borders.

The festival is known for its delicious vegan food served by Ferm & Fameus, the high standard green policy, the More Than Music (MTM) tent where everything that goes beyond the music is discussed. From sharing and discussing political ideas & systems, activism and animal rights.

Books to buy going from the beloved multi skilled critic and linguist Chomsky to politics, sociology, music and vegan cookbooks. There is a beautiful zine collection, which is surrounded by sofas to make yourself feel like home while expanding your brains. The (at first sight misplaced, but yet comfortable) church chairs where you can sit during spoken word performances, watching documentaries on a big screen or just enjoy your bio cola while chitchatting around.

Ferm & Fameus took care of all vegan meals

   Fuck hunger!

Day one: Friday 9th August
The Homeless is a Belgian band with loads of ambition in their heads and pockets. The boys were scheduled to play the marquee on Friday morning and were honoured to open the hardcore festival. During the soundcheck it wasn’t sure if so many people would join The Homeless in the marquee, but by the time the set really started, a good amount of people showed up to support the guys for their very first Ieperfest performance.

Full of Hell, the energetic band that filled the marquee with some hardcore punk music at noon, were on tour with Code Orange Kids. The Kids played a show without caring about any mainstream attitudes on stage. They told us after the show that the reason they don’t communicate to the crowd is because there is simply nothing to add to their set. The young Americans (most of them are younger than 20) play their show on the main stage and even prefer their set just to be just a little bit shorter than planned to make people yearn for more. ‘We don’t want people to beg to buy our merch and there is simply nothing to add to our set’.

First Blood seems to be visiting the festival every two years lately. The politically involved band likes to fragmentize the world we live in and rethink everything before judging or believing anything. 
Frontman Carl Schwarz insists on turning off your tv and to think for yourself. And of course, to not believe the lies that are aggressively stuffed into our throats by governments and media. ‘Lies’, ‘Silence Is Betrayal’ and ‘Occupation’ are just a few songs out of their awesome setlist. 

The award for most admirable person performing this year’s edition goes out to Carl. Wisdom after wisdom rolls out of his mouth, on stage and off stage. Also a live interview with Carl took place in the More Than Music tent that day.

Time for some LA hardcore! Downset brought a mixture of rapcore and hardcore punk topped with political messages. They ended
 their performance with ‘Anger’ to keep everyone going for one last time. 

The guys from Face To Face brought us some real punkrock from back in the 90s. It was their very first Ieperfest performance last weekend, which went flawlessly.   

Horse the band certainly is one of a kind and stood their ground on Europe’s beloved hardcore festival. All set long parodies were made on all speeches we heard from other bands that day. No offense of course, this is Horse The Band for god's sake. To give you an idea, this is a quote: ‘We are Horse The Band, we have no souls and we understand that vegans are ruining the earth’. Take that, vegans. Our naïve souls still feel a bit polluted by their words, yet they made everybody laugh their ass off during the set. Robberies took place on stage by Mr. Nathan himself. Anyone who dared to set foot on stage to go for a dive risked to have lost a wallet, lighter, phone, sunglasses or anything else that were taken out of pockets by the vocalist. Some of the stolen stuff ended up being thrown into the crowd. Only the brave returned to the stage to take back what once was theirs. Insanity is the best word to describe what happened in the marquee between 22h20 and 23h10. 

"Take off those sunglasses, you fashion whore!", 
says Nathan to a random victim who was crowdsurfing at that time.
Horse The Band <3
Day Two: Saturday 10th August
Lots of South American hardcore on our plates on Saturday. Mostomalta warmed up the P.A. at the main stage with their strong Argentinian metalcore. After that, mics were tossed to the Brazilian people from Clearview. They got their fans going nuts with songs like ‘No Turning Back’ and ‘Payback'.

Around 3 in the afternoon, the hardest hardcore from Antwerp was smashed into our poor faces by The Setup. The guys just released a new album ‘This Things Of Ours’ and brought us some harsh and solid new songs to hear. The crowd seemed to prefer old song as they were not familiar yet with newer material that was released earlier this year.

By the time Ninebar was ready to start playing the main stage at 1h, the best spots in front of the stage were already taken by the London fans and crew. LBU, bitches! This set was basically a small ode to all London bands and LBU in general.

In the big center of photographical attention today was Death Before Dishonor.  The atmosphere meter reached climax so far on Saturday. Dust filled the air in front of the stage, so no more need for smoking machines if you just let the crowd do their thing while hearing those blasting songs like 'Peace And Quiet' and 'Boys In Blue'. Of course an ode to their hometown was brought by those Boston scene guys with 'Boston Belongs To Me'. Death Before Dishonor announced that a new album will be see the light in 2014. No title has been announced so far. Bets are on (send your bet to brutalitymagazine@live.be and win an oldskool red brick with a tattooed moustache on its ass).

Around 8 Culture breaks in with their 90s hardcore. This was an exclusive show in Europe, so it got pretty crowded on stage and in front of the stage.

The one exclusive after after another took place at Ieperfest. Cro-Mags came all the way from New York only to play the 21st Ieperfest edition. This was something a lot of people were looking forward to already for a while, mainly because Cro Mags were planned some editions ago but unfortunately had to cancel those shows. In a few minutes, Cro Mags would set foot on stage for the very first time in Ieper. Before the band even entered the stage, some fans were already stagediving. 'You will need therapy after you see me', yells John Joseph wearing his Sea Shepherd shirt.

Day Three: Sunday 11th August
People are getting exhausted from being non-stop drunk for three days in a row and in all confusion they crap on top of toilets or next to them. Thanks for lining people up at the chemical toilets. If we catch you, we will TP your mother's house. 
I decide to check out the other toilets where no one is standing in line. After some investigations it seemed that whoever drops whatever organic waste here, this is being reused to fertilize Flanders Fields. Imagine being six years old again when entering a pet shop and you walk straight to the hamsters, mice and guinea pigs. That sweet smell of sawdust is exactly what these toilets smell like. Heavenly, isn’t it?

As WolfxDown enters the mainstage, raindrops make place for some cosy sunshine. It is still quite early, but whole bunch of fans showed up to see the female fronted German hardcore band. A participating crowd supports the young Germans heavily during the show.

In the mean time, O Inimigo is waiting in the marquee to give you some Brazil punkrock.  It is remarkable how many Brazil bands are playing Ieperfest this year. Questions, sharing roots with O Inimigo, has a Brazil crew in front of them when performing. It is known that they are supported by Max Cavalera and we can only confirm that this band blows your mind. 

We lost track of time as we joined Greg Bennick’s spoken words right after our vegan lunch. Greg spoke about random people wanting to pinch his ass while being on tour, what straight edge meant back in the days and the preciousness of time and how to use it fully.
After Greg’s speech, a discussion was started where everyone shared ideas mainly about the hardcore scene and the limitation we all have regarding time. Hardcore was seen by some as a bubble that didn’t pull in enough new people and therefore could lead to stigmatization of our very own scene. Our brains ended up going in overdrive and Greg decided to let the spoken words melt into chitchatting around with each other about all ideas that were discussed, leaving the microphones aside.

No Turning Back had a full marquee waiting for them. The band from the Netherlands released an outstanding new album this year and therefore invited all people to sing with them. ‘If you know the words, grab the microphone!’. Our objective eye captures stagedivers pulling theirselves up and jump off the stage with high frequency. ‘Stronger’ and ‘Your Downfall’ created a nice atmosphere of pulling microphones, pulling strings and being one big hardcore family throwing a party together.

No time to breathe, because as No Turning Back thanks everyone for coming out, the metalcore kings I Killed The Prom Queen are strapping on their guitars. The band has been out of the game for quite some time and plays an exclusive show at Ieperfest. Currently the Australian IKTPQ is recording their new album in Sweden and they drove 14 hours to introduce their old songs and one brand new one 

to the interested people in Ieper.

Hardcore godfathers Madball had the honour to headline the festival on Sunday. The entire festival went nuts, on stage, off stage, everyone is jumping up and down to ‘Set It Off’. 
'From the streets... to the stage', yells Cricien. 

Looking forward to 2014

Ieperfest is a festival that truly sticks to certain values that go hand in hand with hardcore. This unique event is the beating heart of the H8000 scene and is a must for every hardcore fan.

The line-up was awesome, the burgers, icecream and cupcakes were delicious, the spoken words were more than just interesting and so were the live interviews. We can't wait to sit in Flanders Fields again with all the cup holders flying over our heads while music is playing and straw is thrown into the air.

We hope you all had a blast at Ieperfest, just like we had. 

Thanks for reading!


donderdag 25 juli 2013

Ieperfest: for the 21st time at its best

In a few weeks time the 21st edition of Ieperfest makes the H8000 shine and shiver at the same time. People all over Europe and even further travel all the way to the small town of Ieper to gather around for the hardcore festival. Ieperfest is one of a kind for sure and we will tell you why.

First of all: The perfect timings

You will not miss any of the bands playing, because the two stages allow you to walk from the mainstage to the marquee and back to see one band after the other play the festival.
The only thing that could get in your way –except for your drunkness- is the MTM Tent, where all kinds of things next to music are discussed, live interviews with the opportunity for asking some questions yourself, discussions take place with bands and organizations, presentations are given and documentaries are shown.

Second of all: Don’t be bitchin’  because of the all vegan kitchen.       
The entire festival is filled with delicious vegan food and drinks. Ice cream is made with soy milk, veganaise is poured over your French fries and Oxfam is there to take care of your hungry stomach too.

Third of all: The line-up simply rocks your socks off
The following bands will hit the stages at Ieperfest: Horse The Band, Madball, Catharsis, Tsol, Street Dogs, Circle Takes The Square, Ninebar, WolfxDown, Grieved, Questions, Orange Globin, Revenge, Sectarian Violence, Whitechapel, Strung Out, Napalm Death, and many many others.

No excuses, see you at Ieperfest!


vrijdag 31 mei 2013

Interview with Greg Bennick from Trial & Between Earth And Sky

Last month, the Brutality crew traveled to Budapest to witness a concert that went into Hungarian hardcore history as an ode to the legendary band Brigde To Solace.

Opener of the evening Greg Bennick broke the ice with his spoken words. Greg always knows to capture the crowd's attention and keeps them chained to their chairs within the first minutes.
The coherention of Greg's speech towards the theme of the evening, saying goodbye to Brigde To Solace, was brought perfectly, though also enough time was spent on themes such as life experiences and how to deal with issues in life seen from a more humoristic point.
But the red line in this speech was the passion, the bitterness and the hope that brought all those individuals together at Dürer Kert.

We kidnapped the talented guy and dragged him into a backstage office for an interview on his spoken words tour, the scene, his personal link with Bridge To Solace and passion. Lots of passion.

Caution: Seeing one of Greg Bennick's performances or even just reading this interview might leave a huge impact on you as a person and your entire life.

- Greg, you did Spoken Word for the Of Bitterness and Hope album of Bridge to Solace, and today, on the very last show for Bridge to Solace actually, you opened the evening.
I loved the fact that I got to opening the evening tonight because I remember recording the Of Bitterness and Hope tracks. I was with my friend Blair Kelly Bob, who recorded the Trial album, and we were in Vancouver, B.C, and Zoli had sent me his songs. Blair was living in a studio at the time at some guy's house and he had converted it into a studio, but he had really converted it.

Like the drum room was down in the basement, but he cut a hole in the floor of the upstairs part and he took out the floors so that the drums would fill more of the house. We would record upstairs. It was crazy. The house was all made to supporting it. I brought Blair these songs and I said, "I want to write some words for them," and I remember recording them with Blair and we had a lot of fun recording them.

 Then, of course, the record came out and I didn't think anything of it until years later. People started writing to me, saying that these words were really, really important to them.

And if I look back on all the spoken word tracks that I've done for bands, and there have been quite a few at this point, those tracks are the ones, strangely enough, that I find that I've listened to maybe the least over the years. And I don't listen to a lot of them, but the Of Bitterness and Hope tracks I don't return to very much and listen to them. But they're the ones that, over the years, people write to me and say, "Thank you for recording those. They meant a lot to me."

       So, yeah, I love being able to be here tonight and open the show, and theming what I said to Of Bitterness and Hope. And that's why earlier tonight I was a lunatic on the side trying to figure out what I wanted to say, because every time, before I speak, I get nervous. And I think it stems from actually caring about my audience, caring about the words, and not wanting to just stand up on stage with some frivolous bullshit, but rather say something that is meaningful and fits the theme of the night too.

- How did you come to the idea to start a Spoken Word Tour?

      I started thinking about doing Spoken Word Touring many years ago and it's because, for me, speaking comes very easily. People's greatest fear, at least in America, is speaking in front of audiences, but for me, speaking is something that comes naturally. And I always thought it'd be really fun to go out on the road and to share stories and share ideas, especially related to punk rock and hardcore, but also related to just being human.

       It was years ago that I thought I should try this. In 2001, I did seven or eight dates down the East Coast of the United States and I thought that they went terribly. Like I thought it was really bad, like kind of a disaster. And I, instead of trying again, gave up for about twelve years. Then, last year, I was at a coffee place in Seattle with a friend of mine, and he books bands for a living. That's what he does. Out of nowhere, I just asked him, "Would you book a Spoken Word Tour?" And he was so excited and he said, "Absolutely, anything other than bands, like anything for a change. I would love that." And he sent out an email to forty promoters around the United States and Canada and said, "Would you be interested in booking a Greg Bennick Spoken Word Show," and thirty-five out of the forty people wrote back and said, "Sure, I'll try it." And I said, "All right, let's book a tour. Let's go for it." So, that's how it all happened. That was the first tour last June. And as soon as I got home from that, we booked another, and then I went out again. And while on that tour, I wrote to my friends at Avocado here, in Europe, and I said, "Would you book me in Europe," and they said, "Yes." And then I did one more with this band Hallow Earth in the States, and now I'm in the middle of this European and Russian Tour, and then back the US to do Western US/Western Canada throughout the month of June.

- Where do you get your inspiration from?

My biggest inspiration in terms of speaking doesn't actually come from a specific person. My biggest inspiration in speaking comes from the sense of connection that I get with an audience. So, tonight, for example, in Budapest, when I came out on stage, the first thing I did is I made jokes about not being able to speak Hungarian, and then I made jokes about Hungarian words that I was familiar with. And all of a sudden, when the audience laughs, there's a connection that happens and there's a dynamic shift in the room, where it goes from being me as a stranger to me as a friend, and the audience as stranger to the audience as friends. That's my inspiration, because in that moment that's where the real connection can start to take place.

    But to get there is hard, because when you meet somebody on the street and your first interaction with them is just a look, you don't know if they're friendly or if they're not friendly. You don't know if they're hitting on you or not hitting on you, or whatever the dynamic is. But as soon as you establish a connection, then anything can happen. Friendship. Love. Loss. Whatever. But it takes that hurdle. Getting over that hurdle first. That inspires me in terms of speaking.

    In life, I mean I have constant, millions of inspirations. There's so many. The first one that comes to mind is the Italian sculptor Bernini. I don't know if you're familiar with his work. Lookup the statues in the Villa Borghese in Rome, and what Bernini did in stone - in this hard and unforgiving substance - transcends human ability. Meaning that he created, in stone, representations of life, and passion, and desire that are recognizable by all people. And he did that in stone with chisels and tools. It astounds me that another human being, like the same creature that I am, can do something like that. So that's what inspires me. People like that. Bernini. The great masters of art because those people are very cool.

- Is there a difference between talking for students in a university and like, for example, talking to the hardcore audience today in Budapest?

          I think that when you're speaking to students in a university, at least in the States, the dynamic is that they have paid for tuition. They have paid for the classes, and they are there just to listen because they paid for it. So it's almost like their emotional investment isn't there. Their financial investment is, and so they're just going to sit there and listen. And I could talk about Bernini, or I could talk about music, or I could talk about this sticker on the wall roller in whatever - I can talk about anything, and they're going to listen because they've paid and they assume that because I'm speaking I must be having something to say that's educational for them.

    But in hardcore it's different. In hardcore there's a slightly higher expectation and there's also a lower threshold of tolerance for bullshit. So, if I come out and I just talk, everyone in the audience is instantly going to know that I'm bullshitting them. But if I connect with them sincerely, everyone will immediately know that I'm connecting on meaning. That's where that dynamic shift happens and all of a sudden we're great shape.

    So, yeah, there's a very big difference. I speak to a lot different types of audiences, but speaking at these shows is really quite incredible. Last night, in Novi Sad, I mean the room was packed with people. It was crazy. It was the first ever Spoken Word performance in Novi Sad. There had never been another one. And the connection with the audience was immediate and very real, and I spoke for like two hours and we had this incredible time, which is really just wonderful. It's just amazing.
           I love that connection at shows like this. I want to tour for the rest of my life until I die, which is hopefully in a long time. Like I hope that's not tomorrow because I'm on tour now and if I die tomorrow, then I would've toured until I died, but that's not what I want. I want to live for a longer time and tour.

- Everbody has his or her story on where hardcore started for them personally.
   Where did hardcore start for you?

        The very beginning of hardcore for me can be broken down into a couple different experiences. One is when a friend of mine brought a cassette over to my house that had punk rock and hardcore bands on it when I was a teenager. And I listened to these bands and I was amazed with how honest and real the lyrics were.

        Hardcore also started when I started going to shows and I saw these bands playing this music live and it was just such a different experience than major concerts that I had seen before. But I think that hardcore really started for me in a completely different way, when I started getting in touch with what I wanted to say musically and playing the shows when Trial started, because that's when I realized that I had a vehicle - an outlet - for being incredibly sincere and potent with my words and my expression and that people could really connect with that and then get something out of it too. And all of a sudden, it wasn't just music anymore. It was something more. It was like we're building a community and building emotional connections, and building, for lack of a better word, an emotional safety net that people could fall into if they were feeling upset in similar ways or inspired in similar ways. And all of a sudden, this was so much more than just music for me and I became - in English I would just say - ravenously obsessed. Meaning that I could not stop with the idea of connecting with people more intimately and more intensely through this medium. I had to keep going.

    And that's why there was this progression in the Trial writing, where early on we were writing songs that were lyrically more simple and later on we were writing songs that were lyrically and emotionally and psychologically more in-depth. It's because the deeper you get into a connection with somebody, the deeper your communication becomes on a number of different levels. And it was an intimate relationship like that with the audience that led to me wanting to write in ways that reflected that relationship - the depth of that relationship. So, that's when it really started rolling.

- Do you remember your first show?

You know, I've been figuring out in my mind whether my first show was Hüsker Dü or if it was The Ramones, and I can't remember. I'll have to check and see, but it was one of the two. It was either Christmas opening for Hüsker Dü at the Agora Ballroom in West Hartford, Connecticut or it was The Ramones playing at The Chance in Poughkeepsie, New York. Both of those were in the spring of 1987 or so. Maybe 1988, but still it was a while ago. I was a teenager. You know, when you see these bands you've been listening to, you get so inspired and you just flip out. And now it's more than just songs as well. It's just the live performance of these bands is so inspiring because you don't have that visceral connection with mainstream rock musicians, even ones that are cool. Like Lou Reed can play, or Iggy Pop, and you're still not going to have that real visceral connection. Maybe Iggy Pop, but still. Worse examples would be the mainstream rockers of the world. You're not going to have visceral connection with them, but in punk rock and hardcore you really do and, all of a sudden, you start to really feel as though you're a part of the music. Just by being there that you actually matter.

- And what do you think the reason is for that special way of connecting?

I think because, in punk rock and hardcore, there is an understanding. There's a basic understanding amongst us all that this music saved our lives in some way or another. You know, it saved our lives. It helped us out. It got us through hard times. And it's not just for show. You know, it's not just frivolous. So, when you're at a show, I think there's this sense of you're experiencing something more real than mainstream rock bullshit. Like you're experiencing something that really matters. And the performers know it, the musicians know it, and we know it, watching, so we have this understand that the show matters, and that the band matters, and the songs matter. And in the midst of that, we want more of that.

    I think people crave that sense of reality in our lives. We don't want to bullshit in our lives. We don't want more illusions that make us feel empty inside. We want real connection and authenticity. So punk rock offers us that when it's in its best mode - best moments. It offers us the authenticity we crave in our day-to-day lives. So, I think that's why.

- Why did you choose to pick up the microphone and not the guitar, the drumsticks, or the bass?

       Have you heard me play the drums? I have no sense of rhythm. The sense of rhythm that I have is like I can walk. Like I functionally walk and my heart beats. These two things happen at a rhythm. When I try to play the drums, I'm a disaster. I started out playing drums many years ago and I was never any good. When I moved to Seattle, my friends wanted to start a hardcore band. My friend Derek wanted to play bass, my friend Tim wanted to play guitar, and they asked me what I wanted to do and I had a choice to make. I could either play the drums or sing, and I knew that if I played the drums it would be a train wreck, so I thought I'll sing.

       Somewhere in the world, and I hope they've been erased, there were cassette tapes of the first practices of what was then called Headline - the band that became Trial. And the first Headline practices were so bad, vocally, on my part. I sound like -- do you know Kermit the frog? If Kermit the frog was being strangled by an evil man that's what I sounded like. It was terrible, like Kermit the frog being strangled by an evil man. And I decided to work on vocalizing over the years, until I got to a point where I understood it. And realistically, it wasn't until the Tour in Europe a year and a half ago that I finally got it. Like now, when I'm singing a Trial Show, I get it. I know how to sing it finally, and it took me seventeen years to get it. I mean it doesn't take everyone seventeen years. It took me seventeen years.

    So, the point is, is that I wanted to try it. And then once I started trying it and failing and doing badly, I wanted to keep going until it made sense. So that's why I sing still.

          And also, there's a lot of power in the microphone. You know, I posted a picture on Instagram the other night of the microphone just on the stand in Zagreb, in Croatia. And I just commented. I said, "Closest ally, greatest tool, strongest weapon" - something like that -, because I can't really paint. I can't draw. I can't dance. You know, I'm not good at gymnastics. Like the things that people do in the world, I don't have those talents. But when I speak, it makes sense. There's like another brain working in here that when I'm talking to you all the words just file together. So it feels natural to me to speak and connect, so that's why I was drawn to the microphone.

- You also have your website WordsAsWeapons. What can we expect to appear on there?

On the WordsAsWeapons site, I'm going to be selling marijuana and beer in large quantities. People who want marijuana and beer can come to WordsAsWeapons and buy marijuana. No, I'm going to be. (laughs)

 On the WordsAsWeapons site, I post tour updates of course, but I also, on the site, will be posting interviews with people who I think are using their words effectively, because I want to give more content to the people who visit the site than just: "Oh, I was in Zagreb. I was in Budapest." It's like okay. I mean that's fun for people and they get inspired. Like: "Wow, I want to travel too," but there's more that I can offer.

    So I'm going to put up an interview with my friend Brian, who sings in Catharsis. And he's done an interview where he talks about using his words in a revolutionary context. And then I'm going to put up an interview with my friend Jen, who's a midwife, about how does she use her words in that moment when a woman is about to give birth and is in this combination of agony and ecstasy. So I would like to put on the site an interview with Jen and ask her, "How do you use your words in this moment to soothe a patient - a client - so that she can give birth," because that's revolutionary too. And then other interviews like that. So I'll be putting interviews on the site.

- Last but not least: What is your message to the scene of today?

I would say currently the message of this tour and of this moment is to use your words as weapons and live your life as art. And what I mean by that is not to use your words like people think of a weapon traditionally, like as a gun, but rather recognize that a weapon can reach people from afar and have impact on them. So, use our words in ways that have impact. And remember that we all have the ability to use our words in ways that impact and can reach people, but also to live our lives as art. Meaning to live our lives in ways that inspire people above and beyond the day-to-day lives that they lead. You know, a good piece of art should inspire us to see the world in a different way. Well, we can each live as art and inspire people to see their own lives in different ways if we're willing to take risks. So, amidst those themes is my message, and that, I guess, is the message. Use our words as weapons and live your lives as art, and we'll all be in, I think, better shape.

WordsAsWeapons: http://wordsasweapons.com/

Trial: https://www.facebook.com/xTRIALx?fref=ts

Between Earth And Sky: https://www.facebook.com/betweenearthandskyofficial

donderdag 21 februari 2013

Interview with We Set The Sun (GER)

Vocalist Tim from We Set The Sun tells us about the brand new album, Shakespeare, changes within the band, the recently uploaded music videos and his love for We Set The Sun.

You guys recorded a new album, which will be officially released this month.

Tim: The newest thing about our new album 'V Ages Of Men' is that I left the bass guitar for what it was and take care of the vocals from now on.
I must say I am very happy with my new job (laughs). Now I carry some more responsabilities, because a bass player can easily dissapear to the background if he wants to. For a frontman that is impossible.

Where did you record 'V Ages Of Men'?
Tim: Close to Nürnberg Alex Adelhardt owns the Ghost City Recordings studio. We are soundtechnically satisfied with this album and recommend every other band to book this studio for their recordings.
Last April we were there for one week to record V Ages Of Men. There was nothing around the studio, so we certainly were focused on what we were doing. We even wrote some parts of songs in the studio itself. Also, we decided to leave some stuff out from the pre-productions because it had lost its relevance to the rest of the album.
I don't want to tell too much about the concept of the album itself. All I can say is that it is about Shakespeare.

That sounds interesting. How Shakesperian is 'V Ages Of Men'?
We based our CD on the poem 'VII Ages Of Men' and wanted to recreate this story in a more modern way, with music of course. The protagonist in our songs goes through different stages in today's daily life where faith, love, hope, addiction and death are central themes.
What does the tour for the release show look like?
Tonight our pre-release tour together with Scream Your Name came to an end with the show Münster. We did shows in Austria, Switzerland, Berlin, Hamburg, Köln, Frankfurt,...
The show we played today in the Sputnikhalle was actually the best show. I love it when the stage is big, which gives me the opportunity to move more and it is nice to have the venue packed with a nice crowd in front of you.
Until now there are no shows planned for the future now, so for those who are interested: book us!

Was it a big change for you to drop the bass and pick up the mic?
Tim: WSTS is not my first band. In the past I also trained my vocal skills in the days we were still a band that just started. During the pre-productions I created the vocals, so our singer knew how to sing the songs. Somehow we noticed that my voice fits the songs better and we decided to hang on to this and change the line-up. Since that change the atmosphere in the band also got better, which is a good thing I think.

Explain your love for WSTS.
The last three years I celebrated my birthday with the band. We were always on the road or just together. Last year we were recording V Ages Of Men during my birthday and after the recordingday we went out in Nürnberg. Actually I couldn't imagine more beautiful birthdays than the last three of mine.

Sounds like love.
Tim: Most of the time yes. Part of love is of coufse some fights which take place now and then. That is normal when you are together for weeks in the same RAUM all the time.

You also released some music videos recently.
Tim: Yes, the two videos are actually stories without any band performance in it. We also have some actors in there. We tried to bring the concept in both videos closer to the viewers by using protagonists. We wanted to use the stories only and that is why we left out the band performance.
In the future also some lyrics videos or play through videos will be online.

Already some people saw the first video 'Groundbreaking'. Right before the video ends, it is completely unclear whether the protagonist survives his suicide attempt or not. What happens next?
Tim: Well, the first video has an open ending. All I can say is that he is not dead and who
wants to know what else happens should watch the video.

What about some last words?
Our record was already released on iTunes, Amazon, etc. earlier this month. The official release date of 'V Ages Of Men' date is 22 February. From then on our CD's will be in stores as well.
By the way, on our website
www.wesetthesun.com there are some veryyyy nice preorder packages with exclusive limited shirts which come together with the new record. Also college jackets with records can be preordered.  The pearls of our online store are two guitars with signatures and the WSTS logo on it. Also a drum is for sale which comes with a shirt, CD, poster, stickers and everything. And please BOOK US! We feel so much like playing shows anywhere, please check us out and book us for your show!

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/wesetthesun?fref=ts
Online store: www.wesetthesun.com