Posts Tagged ‘Boycot’

Another show organised by Michael ‘Mike’ Maes…

‘Hellkrusher’ (anarcho-crust-punk from Newcastle) were touring again… They also played Belgian dates in Deurne (Antwerp), Leuven & Tessenderlo. They played a couple of times earlier (93-04-04 & 93-11-21) but the line-up had changed by then. In December ’96 they had recorded for the Doomsday Hour LP (Skuld releases/Profane Existence) with regulars ‘Scotty’ Ian Scott (guitar) & Alastair ‘Ali’ Lynn  (vocals), the old drummer Ian Curry, second guitarist ‘Scoot Gladok Von Stickleback’ (also in ‘Doom’/‘Extinction Of Mankind’) & Rob on bass.

‘Hellkrusher’ [1 = Scotty & Curry – 2 = Ali, Rob & Scoot – 3 = Ali & Rob – 4 = Rob] (source unkown)

‘Disbeer’, a crusty metal-punk band from Auch (France), were: Fred ‘Utopia’ Jourdan ‘the bomber’ (drums; ex ‘Enola Gay’ & ‘Vomit Yourself’), ‘the hammer’ (bass) and Michel Cebrian ‘the motherfucker’ (guitar/vocals; ex ‘Enola Gay’, also Reality Of War zine). Fred & Michel had been at the V.V. with ‘Enola Gay’ (95-11-05); ‘Vomit Yourself’ played on 95-02-11 an dthey would come back with ‘Disbeer’ once more (99-09-11). They had recorded for the Beer Drinkers & Hellraisers LP a few months before (March ‘97) that would come out on Panx recs…

‘Boycot’ & ‘Insane Youth’ released a split-7” in 1997…

‘Insane Youth’ were from the Sint-Niklaas area but hung out in Ghent a lot so they became mates. I liked what they were doing (musically and attitude-wise) so I did an interview for Profane Existence with them. It wasn’t their first time at the Vort’n Vis: 94-09-16 & 94-10-22 – in the original line-up: Steve ‘Stiv’ Descamps (vocals), Thomas ‘Tomaz’ Van Rumst (bass), Jan ‘Fons’ Wuytack and Tim De Baere (guitar) – and 95-09-16 & 96-05-19 with Stef De Leersnijder (ex ‘Corpus Christi’) on second guitar. They also played 98-02-13 and continued until about 1999. Steve & Stef did their first recordings with their new band ‘Visions Of War’ in December ’98.

‘Boycot’ from Alkmaar (The Netherlands) – Jeroen Maas (bass), Pim Bakker (vocals; ex ‘C.K.N.’), Lennaert Roomer (guitar), Billy Kuiper (vocals) & Taco Rietveld (drums) – had played here a couple of times already too (96-09-20 & 97-05-18)… They gained my repsect for speakin’ out against commerciality in the HC/punk scene (e.g. with the Only Stupid Bastards Help Epitaph 7” that they released through Axiome prods in 1995). But apparently they didn’t play that day.


I think I remember ‘Disbeer’ actually… I have photos from this tour… We played in a cellar somewhere with ‘Chaos Bastard’. [Clockwork, in Leuven]. Someone from ‘Hiatus’ was there. At the V.V. we taught Stef the Newcastle dialect… Geordie…which he still uses whenever I meet him. My wife came with us on this tour and there are photos of myself/my wife/Stef and Annabel.

‘Scotty’ Scott

Billy Kuiper, ‘Boycot’ vocalist: Our archives tell we didn’t play the V.V. that they…

excerpts from the V.V. guestbook:

additions wellcome!…

97-05-18 Präparation-H - Boycot - Açao Direta

Another gig organised by Fred(eric) Driessens – with practical help from his bro, his girlfriend and Jan Claus…

‘Präparation-H’ was a grindcore (“mince crust”; influenced by ‘Napalm Death’, ‘Sore Throat’, ‘Assück’, ‘Hellnation’, ‘Disrupt’, etc.) band from Cincinnati (Ohio) with Dan ‘H’ Sucio (guitar & vocals), Burke (bass & vocals; in stead of Doug ‘Zombie’) and ‘Agent’ Klaus Grabke (drums). Ash (guitar/ bass/vocals/drums) was in the band until 1996. There was a tape with recordings from ‘94, a split-tape (with ‘Agathocles’) entitled Fair Is Fair! – released by Axioma Promotions (1995) – and a promo-tape for the ’97 tour. They also recorded several 7”s (e.g. with ‘Hellkrusher’, ‘Cripple Bastards’ and ‘Agathocles’) for numerous labels.

97 Präparation-H tour

‘Açao Direta’ came all the way from São Paulo, Brazil. On the ‘97 tour the were: Paulo Gepeto (vocals), Pancho (bass), Alan (guitar) and Marcão (drums). Their (first European) tour was organised by Michael Kopijn and his girlfriend Eva (from Groningen), I believe. It was between the release of the Entre A Benção E O Caos (Between The Blessing And The Chaos) LP and the Intervenção (Intervention) LP. Musically they range from straightforward hardcore to fast crossover.

97-05-18 Açao Direta97-05-18 Açao Direta (courtesy Dan Präparation-H)‘Açao Direta’ (courtesy Paulo Gepeto & Dan ‘Präparation-H’)

‘Boycot’ (from Alkmaar) were Bill(y) Kuiper (vocals), Pim Bakker (vocals; ex ‘C.K.N.), Taco Rietveld (drums), Jeroen (bass) and Lennaert Roomer (guitar; also ‘Distress’; replaced Erik-Jan, who played the first time they were at the V.V. on 96-09-20). I got to know them because of the Only Stupid Bastards Help Epitaph 7” (on Axiome Production, 1995). After that there were several 7”s (together with ‘Distress’, ‘Insane Youth’, ‘Betercore’, ‘Yuppiecrusher’, ‘Fleas And Lice’, …); also a tape with ‘Jobbykrust’‎ with live recordings of ‘Boycot’ (released in 1996)…

‘Bloodsuckers’, from the very South, French-speaking part of Belgium (Arlon area), played grind. Members were Pierre Marchal (drums), Christophe Pels (bass), Gregory Pels (guitar) and Michael Thiry (vocals). They had a few tapes out, one of which was a split-tape with a thrash/metal-HC band with the same name from Slovenia. Later they also did a 3-way split CD with ‘Kisaac’s band ‘Bob’s Bizarre Bazaar’…

After an abonimable set on the fest in September ’94, ‘Força Macabra’ showed up again here. The band with the Portugese name and lyrics are actually from Finland. They ‘worshipped’ Brazilian bands and also did covers of bands such as ‘Ratos De Porão’, ‘Olho Seco’, ‘Cólera’, etc. We got to know them when Bruno (Genet recs) released the split with ‘Corpus Christi’ in ’93. I also hung out with Otto and his mates some time in Ghent when they were staying over at the Genet HQ. The vocalist was ‘Taurus’ (‘Oswaldo’ Otto Luotonen), bassist ‘Chakal’ (‘Jaba’ Jaakko Penttinen), guitarist ‘Porco’ (‘Lalli’ ‘Pedro Anthares’ Petri Niskanen) and drummer ‘Antitese’ (‘Oscar’ Otto Itkonen). Some of them also played in ‘Selfish’. The band did numerous records and tapes. A few days later (97-05-23) they also played the Hogepont squat in Ghent…

‘Konstrukt’ was a grind/noise-core band (unpredictable, fast, chaotic, noisy, brutal stuff with references to ‘Anal Cunt’, ‘Man Is The Bastard’) with avant-garde/industrial touches. Dietmar Eicher (guitar), Sascha Confus (bass), Pablo (drums) & Ronald (vocals) were from Vienna (Austria). That year they recorded for their Dis-Co LP, that was released on Dietmar’s label Hammerwerk. He had already released their split-7” with ‘Kito’ in ’95. There was also a split-7” with ‘Wasserdicht’ on Jay Walk (Dejan Pozegar from Slovenia) in ’96. And in 1999 the In Girum Imus Nocte Et Consumimur Igni 7” was put out by Hammerwerk again. The band had ties with the local squatted social centre E.K.H.

Not mentioned on the flyer but in the guestbook and the V.V. notes were ‘Real Chaos’ (grindcore from Germany; “the name says it all”) who’d also been on the bill with ‘Präparation-H’ at the in Sint-Niklaas gig a few days earlier.


We were only there brieflly because the moment we arrived, we were asked if we could play in Lille [France] too later that day. After some negotiating we could plug in immediately and in the evening we played with ‘Unhinged’! I believe that the day before there was a gig planned in Geel or Diest (about the same line-up) [Diest, 97-05-17: ‘Açao Direta’, ‘Präparation-H’, ‘Konstrukt’ & Honey Honey (Bel)] but when we got there, we were told we couldn’t play… That had also happened the day before, in Veldhoven [The Netherlands]. Good bands by the way…

Bill, ‘Boycot’

On this rainy Sunday the public filled the small room. ‘Boycot’ played hardcore and had an ex-member of the old ‘Sore Throat’ [Lennaert Roomer]. The Finnish ‘Força Macabra’ tried singing in Portuguese and played covers of ‘Ratos De Porão, ‘Armageddon’, ‘Cólera’ and ‘Lobotomy’. ‘Açao Direta’s performance was great. We made many friends and the balance was very positive. We were back in Europe in 1999, 2001 & 2004! In 1999 & 2001 things were organised by Michael [Kopijn; drummer of ‘Catweazle’ etc.] & Eva from Bacteria (Groningen)! 1997 we made it with lots of letters and friends spreading the word around Europe…

Paulo Gepeto, vocalist of ‘Açao Direta’

We played that one… ‘Bloodsuckers’ were immensely entertaining in their insanity. Grade-A ‘developing country grind’! We played many shows with ‘Konstrukt’ along the way.

Otto Itkonen, ‘Força Macabra’

>>Five long weeks of touring around Europe. The Spanish/Portuguese and the French legs were cut off as the van seriously broke down in ex-Yugoslavija. A grassroots-organised tour with a shoelace budget can’t always be the best possible way to do things – and ‘Força’ certainly had its ups and downs in the long series of gigs in squats and bars.<<

There was a great atmosphere!

Chris Pels, ‘Bloodsuckers’

It was our bassplayer’s birthday and the guys in ‘Rubbish Heap’ came to the show with a cake that they smashed in his face. It was really, really funny! I don’t recall much about venue or specifics of the show. I do remember that the guys in ‘Konstrukt’ from Vienna were super, super cool and we remained in touch for years after. We played a few shows with ‘Força Macabra’ and I can tell you, they are great drinking partners! I remember I gave my favorite ‘Los Crudos’ T-Shirt to the singer of ‘Boycot’. It was WAY too small for him. I have a photo. Hahaha!

Dan, ‘Präparation-H’ guitarist

I travelled a few days with the guys from ‘Präparation-H’ when they were touring Europe. The were also joined by Scott (the drummer of ‘Blatherskite’ & ‘Ice Nine’) and a Polish guy named Marcin. The German band ‘Real Chaos’ – German crust/grind with really nice (and a bit smelly haha) people – was touring with them aswell. The days before Ieper, the band played in Sint-Niklaas (97-05-15) – with ‘Wojczech’, ‘Cut Your Hair’ & ‘Real Chaos’, Veldhoven [The Netherlands] 97-05-16 – with ‘Boycot’, ‘Distress’, ‘Real Chaos’ and I believ ‘No ID) and Diest (97-05-17) – with ‘Intestinal Disease’, ‘Açao Direta’, ‘Rubbish Heap’, ‘Real Chaos’, etc. The show in Veldhoven was the same weekend as the Dynamo Open Air festival and the guys from ‘Disfear’ were at the show as they were also going to this metal-festival. The morning after the show in Veldhoven we had a quick visit there aswell. The guys from ‘Präp-H’ were super nice and had a great sence of humor. A few weeks later I met some of them in Liège when ‘Dystopia’ played there. I remember getting that really nice “thank you” card afterwards. Still have it somewhere. Their last show was in Ieper. I was pleasantly suprised by ‘Bloodsuckers’ – as I was allready writing with some of them and this was our first actual meeting. ‘Força Macabra’ and ‘Konstrukt’ were nice additions. The next friday I organised a show for ‘Força Macabra’ in Mol.

Erik Minnen, ‘Cornucopia’ vocalist

excerpts from the V.V. guestbook:

VV 97-05-18 - (book C) Açao DiretaVV 97-05-18 - (book C) Açao Direta'

VV 97-05-18 - (book C) Bloodsuckers

VV 97-05-18 - (book C) Boycot

VV 97-05-18 - (book C) Força Macabra

VV 97-05-18 - (book C) Konstrukt

VV 97-05-18 - (book C) Präparation-H

VV 97-05-18 - (book C) Real ChaosVV 97-05-18 - (book C) Real Chaos'

additions wellcome!…

Intro: 96-09-20&21&22 8th Leed festival

Only Stupid Bastards Help Epitaph (-)

‘Eversor’, a band from Pesaro, played heartfelt, melodic HC (their music was described as a mix of bands such as ‘Sensefield’, ‘Lifetime’, ‘Farside’and ‘Dag Nasty’). The backbone of the band was Marco Morosini (bass) & his brother Lele Morosini (guitar & vocals). I think Federico Sarti who played the drums during their first visit (93-09-19) was replaced by Valentino Benvenuti by then: someone named ‘Vale’ signed the guestbook. Valentino was on the recordings of the 7”s World Of Illusions & Time Goes By (both Jan. ‘95) and also on the (June 1996) recordings of the September LP. Marco also did a distro, called Cataclysm. Later the brothers continued to play together in ‘The Miles Apart’.

96 Eversor tour

‘D.D.I.’s second appearance at the Vort’n Vis (after 95-09-16). The band consisted of the 2 bassists – Edo(ardo) Puglisi & Daniele ‘Lele’ Malabarba, Alessandro ‘Gallo’ (guitar; nowadays ‘Gallo’ works for Twilight Tattoo), Dario Quatrini (guitar), Gianpiero ‘Mila’ Milani (vocals) and Gio(vanni) Lazzaroni (drums). Edo left later because of civil service and Lenin of ‘Los Crudos’ joined (read below). The recordings of their 10” Pazzi Da Asporto (finished spring ’96) feautured Edo, Lele, Gio, Mila, Dario & Gallo. It was co-released by a bunch of European D.I.Y. labels & distros (even Tilt! contributed some funding). The original cover was a screen-printed envelope that contained a huge booklet. Great political fast HC with a playful twist! Extremely inspiring and super-energetic!

‘Boycot’ (from Alkmaar) started in ’95 with Jeroen Maas (bass) Eric-Jan (guitar) & Taco Rietveld (drums). Billy Kuiper (later also drums for ‘Distress’ and vocals for ‘Betercore’) was asked to do vocals and Pim Bakker (vocals; ex ‘C.K.N.’) joined a bit later. Most of them were also active (one way or another) in the ‘punk’ venue Parkhof. By the end of 1995 they had released their 1st 7” called Only Stupid Bastards Help Epitaph (on Axiome prods – review in Tilt! #9: “Superfast HCpunk with a slight metal edge and biting vocals.”). During the spring of ’96 Lennaert Roomer (who played drums in Rich Militia’s ‘Wartorn’ earlier and later bass in ‘Distress’) replaced Eric-Jan on guitar. A bunch of split-7”s would follow (e.g. with our mates of ‘Insane Youth’ in 1997). Pim left in ’98 for personal reasons.


I was in ‘D.D.I.’ from the start (1992) until 1998. I didn’t play on the last LP (though most of the songs on that album were mine). I played the V.V. in ’95. We always played with 2 basses from 1993 until the end (’99). We had 4 bassists over the years. Edo left the band at the end of ‘96 or in the early ‘97…after our tour in Germany tour. Lenin joined us after touring with ‘Los Crudos’. We were in Belgium two times in 1996 (04-30 [Brob: I invited them for a concert at the Hogepont squat in Gent.] to 05-01), and Sep. 18/19/20). The tour in Germany was in 1997. When Dario left ‘D.D.I.’ he continued to be the band’s grapic designer. All our flyers were done by Dario (and also the book Make Music Not Money – A few years ago we did a little tour around Italy in squatted houses to promote that, so we played again as in the 90s!). ‘Gallo’s real name is Alessandro; he was called ‘Gallo’ (rooster) because he was a psychobilly in the late 80s, his hair was styled like Elvis Presley!!!

Daniele ‘Lele’ Malabarba

96-09-20 DDI - Gallo live96-09-20 DDI - Lele bass96-09-20 Mila live96-09-20 Edo - Dario live'Pics courtesy of Dario Quatrini (‘D.D.I.’): ‘Gallo’ (1) – ‘Lele’ (2) – ‘Mila’ (3) [Sascha ‘Evilspeak’ May going beserk next to Edo] – Edo & Dario (4)

I started playing with ‘D.D.I.’ in 1993, when I was 16 and in highschool. At the time I was in the ‘Astro Zombie’s anarcho-collective/distro, which produced the band first 7” Fanculo I Suoni Puliti (Clear Sounds Fuck Off). I joined as a second bassist; the band was already playing in squats around Italy, so it was really like joining in the middle of the action. Soon we recorded the album Pazzi Da Asporto and also started our first gigs outside Italy. It may be that the first time at the V.V. [the year before this; 95-09-16] was also our first gig abroad, but maybe not. We then did also a tour in Germany and one in Spain, which was also my last with the band. At the time I was at university and it had become difficult to have enough time for both things. I have great memories of the concert and festivals at the Vort’n Vis but I can’t exactly distinguish memories from the two times we played there. What I remember most was the courtyard in the middle, with the vans and the sofas and the distro. I also remember when we cooked and sold pasta to everybody (Damn Italian Pastards [see photos below]) and I’m pretty sure that one concert we did more than half of the set playing hardrock classics (‘Black Sabbath’, ‘Iron Maiden’, …). For me these gigs were a great example of the sense of solidarity, passion and community that we shared in many squats around Europe, and they’re among my best memories of life with ‘D.D.I.’. This experience was a great moment of formation for me and even now that I do different things, these ideals are still with me; and I try as much as possible to put them into action also in very different situations.

Edoardo Puglisi

96-09 + Gio pasta‘D.D.I.’s drummer Gio advertising their pasta…

96-09-20 + Damnpastardsgraffiti somewhere at the V.V.

I joined ‘D.D.I.’ in the last year of the band (97-98) and we always played with 2 bassists. If I’m not mistaken we played at the V.V. in the winter of ‘97… [Brob: I have no record of that…]. I played there with ‘Los Crudos’ in 96.

Lenin Montes De Oca

I visited various gigs at the V.V., also the Leed festival in Sep. ‘94 & Sep. ’95 but not at this one in ’96… Patty Cracolici was the female singer in ‘D.D.I.’ on the last album (split with ‘Stalker’, 1998), together with Dimitri (guitar), Carlo (guitar) & Gigi (bass). That was the last line-up of the band (with some original members – but I don’t remember exactly who, it changed every 2 months…)

Piero Majocchi

When we got to the V.V. ‘Terror Tom’ (from Gent; with a Riot in a Nike-logo tattoo on his head), was standing outside because they wouldn’t let him in. He asked us if we couldn’t put him on the guest-list… Which we did and what the people of the V.V. didn’t like. Within 10 minutes there was a big fist-fight with ‘Terror Tom’ as the centre-piece… Not very clever? At one timepoint the V.V. stage collapsed underneath me…but I don’t remember if it was that night.

Bill ‘Boycot’

[Early on it looked like ‘Frammenti’ (from Torino) would tour with ‘D.D.I.’] I was the guitar-player in ‘Frammenti’. We never played in Belgium, we’ve been in Switzerland twice, in Germany, in France and Spain. The rest was Italy only… I remember I heard ‘Mila’ and Irith from ‘D.D.I.’ talking about you, Brob. The ‘D.D.I.’ – ‘Frammenti’ tour you mentioned, was – I think – in Switzerland and Germany during April 1997. It was organised by the band ‘Peace Of Mind’ from Göttingen. I do remember ‘D.D.I.’ playing in Belgium but never with us.

Pietro Cardona

My memories about the show we played at this fest are pretty confused due to the fact that Bruno (Genet recs) booked us 2 shows the same day (we were supposed to play another city with ‘Blindfold’ the day before but show was cancelled just 10 days before we left for the tour), the first one in Ieper and the second one in Gent @ the Frontline so we couldn’t enjoy the atmosphere at the Vort’n Vis fest, we played late afternoon opening the shows and there were only a few people – including the guys of ‘D.D.I.’, that we never met before that occasion. As usual everyone was very gentle with us, we had meal and drinks, but right after we finished our set, we just had the time to sell a couple of 7”s, have a beer and drive to Gent (where we had a fantastic gig maybe one of the best of that tour). I play in ‘Mannaia’ nowadays…

Marco Morosini (, ‘Eversor’ bassist

excerpts from the V.V. guestbook:

VV 96-09-20 - (book C) DDI (C) -

VV 96-09-20 - (book C) Eversor

additions wellcome!…

96-09-20&21&22 Leed fest #8 poster 196-09-20&21&22 Leed fest #8 poster 2

Accounts of the actual festival-days can be accessed by clicking on the links below… My descent into hell had commenced a bit before this, I don‘t think I attended this fest (or not all of it); so not really sure about the playing-order…:

96-09-20: D.D.I. (Ita), Boycot (Nl), Eversor (Ita)

96-09-21: P.A.I.N. (UK), Witchknot (UK), Quarantine (UK), Bad Influence (Bel), State Of Filth (UK), Kirous (Fin), Carcer Molochi (Bel)

– Clutch Assembly (Bel) was invited to set of a techno night/party

96-09-22: Strain (Can), Ananda (Fra), Systral (Ger), Elision (Ger), Sektor (Bel), Vitality (Bel), Family Of Dog (Bel)

‘Portobello Bones’ (from France) were announced at some timepoint but I think they didn’t come… There was a photo of the Berliner band ‘Y’ playing in the V.V. barn in Sascha May’s zine Evilspeak or was that from a gig earlier that year…?

Some pics courtesy of Dario Quatrini (‘D.D.I.’) – taken by the members of the band:

96-09-20 distrosdistro-stalls in the pub (first evening) – Joeri Hoste, Jeroen Lauwers, etc.

96-09 Irith - Q - Q distroAZ distro from Pavia (with the charming Irith Davidzon on the left)

96-09 Mila - Luca - Gio yard cookingThe ‘D.D.I.’ gang cooking dinner in the yard, DIY-style (L => R: Mila – Luca – Gio)

96-09 Gallo resting‘D.D.I.’s Gallo taking a break in front of the famous corner-shop…