June Paik + Dolcim + Merkit + Ruins
June Paik React With Protest Records – Donau, Isar, Spree
Bei June Paik wechselt sich Düsteres Orchid/Shikari-mäßiges Chaos ab mit epischen Parts, ganz im Stil von Funeral Diner oder Envy! Ohne Übertreibung eine der, wenn nicht die beste Band Europas in diesem Genre. Hammer!
Dolcim React With Protest Records, USA
Cease Upon the Capitol broke up in the fall of 2007 so that their members could focus on other aspects of their lives. After a few months of not playing music, Matt (ex-cutc guitar/vocals) became bored and decided it was time to get another band going. Roy (ex-cutc), Sean, Justin, and Matt all came together to form what quickly became dolcim. After a few songs were written it became clear that they had a good thing going. Roy had to eventually leave the band due to time constraints, but the rest of the guys carried on writing material for what was to become their first full length record, guillotine ride. Don’t be too quick to compare them to Matt’s former band. dolcim has tried to expand their sound to become melodically, lyrically, and rhythmically much deeper than their members’ previous work. Referred to as a “monolithic wall of sound”, their live shows often reach extreme volumes creating a visceral aural attack with swirls of feedback, delay, and a rhythm section that hits like a freight train.
Merkit React With Protest Records, CAN
Merkit started in 2005 with two songs. Nevin wrote guitar/bass (which he never played before), vocals and drums for an entire song and recorded it with a friend. John Fahy did the same and asked Joe for help with drums. After those two songs sat around for a while, we decided to start a band. We asked chris to play drums and thus Merkit was born. All members write music and lyrics. John and Nevin switch off playing bass and singing. The songs are sometimes simple, sometimes complex, and always fun. As of now, we have a demo and a 7”, two split 7“s, a split LP and have been on a few comps…that we have yet to see! We toured the east coast and parts of the midwest four times and even made it to Europe this past summer. We hope to make it back there and over to the west coast too. Merkit is mean d.i.y. hardcore played by nice dudes.
melodischer Crust Punk.