Wednesday, June 5, 2013

2008 - 2011

So yeah, CRUCIAL 'ZINE has been pretty much dead for a while now.

Somewhere between moving back to Greece, getting stupid jobs, getting called up for military service and not being a student anymore, I lost my ability to coordinate this empire the way it should be run (with an blunt-clutching X'd up iron fist).

Anyway, you can catch Luke and Dom telling everyone how it is in the CB1 (or Australia or Sweden or wherever there's a good skate spot). Bobatron will carry on ranting about everything that fucks my shit up elsewhere.

You have been warned.

PS: Still have some shirts left. Give me a shout on facebook if you want to trade something in for a bit of cruciality.

Friday, October 14, 2011

OCTOBER TOP 10

Trapped Under Ice - Big Kiss Goodnight
Punch - Nothing Lasts EP
Censored Sound - Shadows
Minority Unit - Minority Unit EP
Trash Talk - Awake EP
God Mode - Demo
Longshot - III EP
Max Tannone & Richard Rich - Selene
Shutdown - Against All Odds
The Alligators - First Two EPs

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Issue 7 in September

So, since the last update I had to go to the hospital again, with some even more painful shit to go through. It's ridiculous trying to get this ready right now, so I'll take a couple weeks off in August and get it ready then. It will be more or less a 'double-sized' issue with a ton more awesomeness to make it worth your while.

So yeah, see ya in September.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

TOP 10 for JULY

These records deserve your attention for the summer season:

- New Town Kings - M.O.J.O.
- S.O.S. - I Owe You Nothing
- H2O - Nothing To Prove
- Random Hand - Seething Is Believing
- Amebix - Knights of the Black Sun
- Better Times - Demo
- Great Cynics - Don't Need Much
- Wardogs - Outcast Behaviour
- Streetsweeper - Self-titled 7"
- Van FUCKING Damage - Gravedigger

Monday, June 13, 2011

Excuses, excuses...

So here is a selection of reasons issue 7 won't be out until later in the summer

- I work now, so basically I'm not hanging around all day being angry at how shit everyone's musical preferences are these days. I tend to be more pissed off about people who get in my way in the morning.
- I had to have an operation just before Easter that put me out of commission for a month
- My pirated copy of Photoshop started acting all funny so I got rid of it and now I'm trying to get my head around Gimp. Why the fuck isn't there a 'theme' that makes it look more like Photoshop?
- I have under a week now to complete the rewrite of my thesis' introduction, so I don't want to piss away the last 5-6 years of my life.
- My new desktop computer allows me to waste hours on Call of Duty. All of them.
- It's summer here. Seriously, when the weather is consistently this good, you kinda don't want to sit in front of a computer screen all day painstakingly making layouts on Gimp.

See you soon.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Fat men FUCK HARDER.

Empirical proof that carrying a tire around your waist makes your music harder.

Van Damage - Heartless vs. Hopeless


Floorpunch - No Exceptions


Blood For Blood - Wasted Youth Crew


X One Way X - X Generic Hardcore Song X


Fucked Up - Crooked Head

Sunday, May 29, 2011

MAY 2011's top 10!

Rampage - Limit of Destruction LP
Common Cause - self titled EP
Lonewolves - Carcaroth EP
Snake Eyes - Demo 2005
Skin Like Iron - Descend Into Light
Life Won't Wait - Demo
Owl Eyes - Demo 2010
Down To Nothing - The Most
Τιγρέ Σποράκια - Όνομα και Πράμα
Colin of Arabia - Illegal Exhibitions of Speed

Friday, March 4, 2011

Issue #7: Right around the corner!

So yeah, my new beast of a computer is ready and is helping me pump out the new issue. Unfortunately it also means I've been playing "catch-up" with all these cool video games I couldn't previously play because now I've got a graphics card that isn't an Intel 945GM Express (ie a piece of digital shit). So far I've gone throughCall of Duty 2, 4, 5 and 7 and I'm waiting to get my hands on Modern Warfare 2. Great stuff. Then I have Mass Effect 1, 2 and Starcraft 2 to get through, as well as the second half of the Alien and Predator campaigns for the new Alien v Predator. Excellent times.

Anyway, the new issue is more or less done, I just need to fix up the fucking layouts for full-length reviews and a couple more bits. I'm returning to Cambridge this weekend for a week, to pack up my shit and party a bit before I return to Greece for good. So yeah, if you're around and want to share your love of 1980s-sounding hardcore, drugs and booze with me, get in touch. I will try to get the issue sorted tonight, so I can get a fuckload printed in Cambridge. Expect to see it around very soon.

See ya down the pub, yeah?

PS: Charlie Sheen STILL kicks ass. I used to be ridiculed for supporting his awesomeness, now everybody seems to be jumping on that bandwagon, like the whole Chuck Norris and Hoff thing. The "Morgan Freeman" dollar has gone down a bit, but you can also bet on Seagal making a serious comeback as the Athrax or Maiden of coke-fuelled hasbeens making a come-back.