Jarvis Booking & Management and Heil Sound present: the Depressant Over US tour featuring:
Antigama, Violent Opposition
3108 Locust St.
St. Louis, MO, 63103
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
Polish Grindcore band, formed in late 2000.
Antigama create avantgarde grindcore & bizarre noise since 2000. The band formed by guitarist Sebastian Rokicki (Different State, Garden Of Worm) and drummer Krzysztof Bentkowski (Sparagmos, Damnable) released their first album "Intellect Made Us Blind" in 2002 with Łukasz Myszkowski (Sparagmos) on vocals and Maciej Moruś (Starzy Singers, Mały Szu) on bass. In the next years they recorded four regular albums for different labels (Discomfort – 2004, Zeroland – 2005, Resonance – 2007 and Warning – 2009) and over a dozen of smaller releases (singles, splits, compilations). In 2006 the band signed a record deal with Relapse Records. Antigama played a number of gigs, festivals and tours in Europe and in 2009 went on tour in USA which included a show on one of the most prestigious American extreme music festivals "Maryland Deathfest". The band also collaborates with the theatrical director Marcin Liber; it has resulted in creating live music for the drama "Spring Of Death" and seven day-by-day appearances in the performance "Zawiadamiamy Was, że Żyjemy" in Warsaw Uprising Museum. Currenty the band is working on the upcoming album which is due in the first half of 2012. Antigama is controlled chaos.
Technically speaking this is not fastcore. There are elements of fastcore but there are and will be elements of all music. When I started playing music in bands, I identified with what people called grindcore. This was the music being put out by earache records. There was no internet and until Relapse came along, earache was the only thing I new of. For me grindcore was bands like Septic Death, Napalm Death, Old Lady Drivers, Unseen Terror, Sore Throat, Electro Hippies, ect. Then came Brutal Truth and then when relapse put out the corporate death comp I was exposed to exit 13, Anal Cunt, Macabre, ect. Got their catalog and that exposed me to Naked City, Ornette Coleman, Blood Duster, and a thousand other amazing bands. I like fast crazy music. When I was young I would listen to the movie soundtracks I got for christmas on high speed. Not enough music was made in the tempo that messages my brain. As I grew up in this shitty world I developed an anger that I identify in hardcore music. But, although hardcore, metal, and punk have an edge I identify with, the tempo is too slow and often times there is a lack of original ideas. In the mid 90's, I opened a diy warehouse in LA and that summer a band called Agents of Satan came through and exposed me to a whole new world of hardcore that became known as powerviolence. This music had dramatic and abrupt tempo changes that I couldnt get enough of and there seemed to be more of a dedication to quality riffs and evolving song structures than "traditiona/" hardcore. The vocals were much more expressive of human emotion which gave it the energy of early punk. As grindcore became defined more as a genre it started becoming uniformed and less experimental. Grindcore was always kind of a stupid term anyway but not as stupid as powerviolence. That has to be the all time stupidest name for a music genre there is. I kind of like the term fastcore. It sounds more like what I want out of music. Fast and pissed off! Anyway, after stating that useless bunch of bullshit I would like to make the disclaimer that Violent Opposition is not actually fastcore or any defined genre and we will be experimenting from genre to genre as well as trying to make up something new that doesnt fit into anything. There will always be elements of that early earache influence and I will always keep releasing some amount of grind based music but, I plan on getting real weird with it all. Im making music here not marketing trendy fashion fads to bratty teens. So, if you're stuck in your box and you dont want to hear anything new or different, I plan to disappoint you. If you can only wear black and run in circles, this music will hurt your brain. Im not trying to influence bullfights. Dance and shake and move your body to the epileptic rhythm of our organized vibrations and expression of the conditions and experiences of life as a human isolated and in relation to all of perceived life.