Hugo Filipe Lopes
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Hugo Filipe Lopes

Ever since I can remember I've been into the punk and metal universe. And writing. So why the well wouldn't I put the two of them together?

CrustDis-beatMusic

Sweden might have Anti-Cimex and Japan might have Disclose, but Brazil has Besthöven, the one-man drunken army. And that’s saying a lot because Crust Punk usually isn’t the kind of music that spawns lasting bands, least of all one that plays and records non-stop for 20 years. Of course, listening

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80s HardcoreCrustDis-beatGrindcoreMusic

I get that everybody knows Government Flu and Drip of Lies, and the better known Polish band of all should be Brygada Kryzys – but that’s a whole different story. There’s a bunch of Polish guys that play in a hell of a lot of very good different sounding bands

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CvltureHistory

Sure, at its core punk-rock is about freedom, maybe even anarchy – whatever that means to each one of us these days. But inside all its niches, punks seem to behave as badly as – if not worse – than any other gathering of people with similar interests. For crusties,

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Death RockMusic

It doesn’t matter how many punk, post-punk, proto-punk or bands in any other sub-genre come up, because in the end a lot of them sound the same and bring nothing new to the table. And I agree that in the last few years there has been a flood of Spanish-singing

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ArtCvltureHistoryLiterature

It doesn’t matter that you’re an agnostic or a believer of the band because Agnostic Front aren’t the type of guys that care about that. Particularly Roger Miret, who makes no apologies for who he was, even if he no longer abides by the same code as he did while

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FeaturesInterviewsMusicRaw Punk

What the hell happened to all the punk bands that were around? I mean true punk bands, the kind that stirred up shit? When there was no internet around, everyone had a goddamn band and suddenly they all vanished and nowadays everything is post-something: post-hardcore, post-metal or post-punk, but you

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