March 6th, 2012

UPS! (Stand Against the System) Out of the ashes of war and in the aftermath of state fueled hate, rises UPS!, a hardcore, punk rock band from Petrovac na Mlavi, Serbia (the former Republic of Yugoslavia). “UPS!” is an abbreviation for “Ustani Protiv Sistema” which translated means “Stand Against the System”. No stranger to the atrocities of war during the last century, Petrovac na Mlavi can now boast having the distinction of spawning the first Serbian punk band ever signed to a U.S. record label. UPS! formed in late 2006 but creating a punk band is never easy and it’s […]


January 17th, 2011

Warning! the following information could cause you to change your opinion of Guatemala and punk music forever. Hailing from Guatemala City, Guatemala or Guate as it’s commonly called among the locals, Warning is a longstanding and legendary band helping to hold the small, but tight knit punk scene together. Guate is a city where it’s not recommended to go strolling around alone at night in downtown, so if you travel there, you might want to do like I did, and either stick to the tourist area of Zona Rosa or take some company like the guys from Warning who took […]

Fertil Miseria

January 17th, 2011

Fertil Miseria is a legendary hardcore band hailing from the city of Medellin, Colombia. Perhaps because of it’s troubled past, Medellin is a city which knows a thing or two about punk and metal music, with a vibrant, tight knit scene that supports dozens of punk and hardcore artists and is the home of such punk heavyweights as I.R.A. and Los Suziox. Lead singer Viki Castro, who sports tattoos rather than hair on her head, rips through each Fertil Miseria song as if she’s personally angry and upset at the injustice that still prevails in Colombia and all of Latin […]


January 17th, 2011

In this crowded room you call your life, there’s no room left for you. Anti-Everything is a hardcore punk rock group hailing from the West Indian republic of Trinidad & Tobago. Being removed from the de facto musical mainstream gives them an exclusive vantage point as new perspectives are continually embraced due to its unique global position, while simultaneously carrying listeners deep into the abysmal experience of westernised societal strife from an outsider’s point of view.  Trinidad & Tobago has long been regarded as a failed capitalist state by many; Anti-Everything  gives no quarter when expounding on this. Their sophomore […]

El Terrible Y Los Mongoloides

January 17th, 2011

Lima Peru has such legendary punk history there are 3 separate and distinct waves dating all the way back before their even was a genre called punk. Yes, we’re serious. The first wave began in the late 1960s with Los Saicos, who some say pioneered the punk sound before even the Ramones or Sex Pistols. (For more info on this fascinating subject, check our article on the subject HERE). The 2nd and larger wave occurred in the 1980s with bands like Voz Propia, Luzemia and Narcosis propelling the punk scene forward. Then there is the 3rd wave. Today’s wave of […]