OBSCENE EXTREME 2012
Av Rune Grande
OBSCENE EXTREME 2012
Trutnov, Tsjekkiske Republikk
11/7 - 14/7
Verdens mest extreme metal festival kaller mange denne perlen av en festival som arrangeres i den lille byen Trutnov i den Tsjekkiske Republikk. Byen ligger helt nord i landet, helt oppe ved den polske grensen. I forhold til hovedstaden Praha ligger Trutnov ca 16 mil nord-øst. Heldigvis er ikke landet så veldig stort og uansett hvilken retning du kommer fra, skulle det gå greit å finne fram. Det enkleste er nok fly til Praha og tog eller buss videre til Trutnov. Velger du tog, går det 5 tog i den retningen daglig. Turen tar 3 timer og 11 minutter og koster en ganske real bit med flesk (ca 75 norske blanke kroner). Velger du buss, blir utvalget med avganger flere. Det går busser til Trutnov ca hver time eller halvtime eller deromkring hele dagen fra 08:00 til kl 20:00. Turen tar noe kortere tid enn med tog (merkelig nok bare 2 timer og 43 minutter) og koster en litt mindre fleskebit (ca 50 kroner). Dyrt? Nei. Koselig? Ja.
OBSCENE EXTREME ble første gang arrangert i 1999 og årets festival blir den 13. i rekken. Nøyaktig 468 band har spilt en eller flere ganger opp gjennom disse 13 årene og i år er det totalt 69 band som skal i ilden. Festivalen går over 3 dager og det som er ganske spesielt med denne festivalen, er at her spiller kun 1 band om gangen og du kan enkelt få med deg alle 69 banda, hvis du vil det. Men det krever at du er tidlig pån om morgenen.
Et festivalpass til Obscene Extrene koster 58,33 Euro, noe som tilsvarer 440 norske kroner. Dyrt er det ikke og med 69 band på plakaten, blir det litt over 6,35 NOK pr band.
Årets lineup er ferdigbooka og det er EXHUMED og NASUM som er hovedtrekkplaster under årets Obscene Extreme. DISCHARGE, ASPHYX, SUFFOCATION, KRISIUN, BENIGHTED og ORIGIN skulle vel også trekke en og annen ekstra fan til Trutnov. Ellers florerer det med uleselige logoer på plakaten, noe som er ganske så vanlig for denne typen band. Likevel kan vi informere om at WOLFBRIGADE, VOMITORY, CEPHALIC CARNAGE, DEMONICAL og LENG T'CHE er blant banda som skal spille under årets festival.
De har vært noen norske innslag i de senere årene, men også i år er det kun utlendinger som skal underholde fra scenekanten.
Intervju med Curby
(av Sigve Torland)
July sees one of my personal favorite festivals in Europe, OBSCENE EXTREME in Trutnov in the Czech republic , and we felt it was time to round up some questions and go looking for answers where they could be found without too much hustle (red: research ). So I contacted CURBY, the man behind OBSCENE EXTREME, and asked him a few questions.
We are getting close to the festival date now, how does it feel at this time?
I feel really good, busy as hell, but happy...I am watching every game of Euro 2012 so it's really busy time for me hahaha...but everything else goes well for the fest for sure!!!
What is it about OEF that makes this festival unique?
A few important things, mainly really die-hard musical fans, you can feel the passion in the air, it's not only about drinking as f*ck the whole weekend but also about music, exploring new bands, enjoying old legends of our music, buying records, supporting bands with buying their merchandise, sharing those killer live shows of the bands and so on...so people first, then also no barriers between a band and fans, they're both closer to each other and it just helps the atmosphere a lot as well... Stage diving of course!!! When you can do stage diving on a bigger festival, it's usually as if the band was caged on the stage. Horrible...
Surely an awesome thing is our unique festival area, The Battlefield is a real battlefield from 19th century , a beautiful summer amphitheatre, lots of grass, woods, dark places, chill out areas...it's definitely not like airports in Germany...and also everything is so close, from the camp to the stage it's like 5 minutes, easy walking...same with city, downtown like 15 minutes walking...and I could continue...
If I am not mistaken, OEF is sort of your own big birthdayparty, is this correct? And if so... How did you come up with this idea?
Yes, true...of course it was my idea back then when I was young 25 years old dude, I had been thinking for a longer time that this world definitely needed a cool grindcore festival so I said, ok, I'll be 25 years next year, let's do a small party and invite my friends, from the Czech and abroad as well and let's have fun...I really wanted to do just a one-off festival, but reactions from both the bands and the crowd, were so fantastic that I had to continue...and I think every year it is just better...I just did some interviews in the Usa at the Maryland death fest recently and my grind hero Shane Embury said to me something like "It's possibly the best festival I have ever been" and it was said by a dude that played all the festivals all around the world...and it means a lot to me man!!!
Freak friendly? What does that mean?
We like all people, all different people, simply all freaks, being freak doesn't mean you're bad person...we have grindcore fans, crust, punk, death metal, whatever you know and actually no one gives a fuck who you are here...I really believe that being original and different is a big plus for this planet as well!!!
You have added a day in front of the festival for those who wants to enjoy some of the darker humor of life, tell us a bit about this...
Yes, Freak fest!!! I had this in my mind for a couple of years and finally I made it a reality last year!!! I am really happy that guys and girls from Hell.cz helped me a lot with this event and they just made my ideas a reality!!! Actually it was really amazing last year, absolutely funny and a great day and a good starter for OEF!!! Go to our webpage and click the gallery and see the pics from Freak fest, it's better than saying 1000x words here hahaha...
Most festivals have secure gates and photopits covering the stage, this is not the case at OEF, why is this?
I don't like it man...we don't have any bigger sponsors, our only and biggest sponsor is every supportive fan that buys a ticket and I really appreciate it and realise it all the time...I am always thinking about fans, I'm a fanatical and a very passionate music fan as well so I understand what's going on...OEF is not just like a great business plan, it's all about passion for music I love since I was a kid...so I have to ask why a distance between bands/fans?
Which band(s) are you looking forward to the most this year?
NASUM of course man!!! I saw them 4x in the Usa couple of weeks ago and they're simply awesome!!! And I guarantee NASUM at OEF will be absolutely different from any other NASUM reunion show!!! I am pretty sure that fans will make it unforgettable for them and for us all!!! Also Californian EXHUMED, I have been waiting for their comeback to the OEF stage for 12 long years!!! So that gore metal attack will be very special!! DISCHARGE, of course!!! Simply the classic of d beat!!! ASPHYX, their new album "Deathhammer" is the best death metal album I have heard in a long, long time!!! ORIGIN are a great live band, CEPHALIC CARNAGE for the first time at OEF, also WOLFBRIGADE`s comeback to the OEF stage could be awesome, LOOKING FOR AN ANSWER, BLOCKHEADS and YACOEPSAE, 3 killer bands, then also smaller ones as COKE BUST (they played an amazing show at MDF this year!), CREATIVE WASTE, HUMAN SCUM, TOOLS OF THE TRADE and more!!! DEMISOR, a great band and the godfathers of Asian grindcore scene, man I saw them years ago live in Singapore and it was one of the best grindcore shows! I could continue till the end of the list probably hahaha...
Just to humor us: why should people come to OEF this year?
I think I have said everything but if you're fan of grindcore, death metal, crust, hardcore, thrash then you simply have to go to Trutnov!!! If you want to do something different and unique then join us!!!
Bandene som spiller i år er:
Onsdag 11. Juli 2012
12.00 - ??? FREAK festival
Torsdag 12. Juli 2012
14.00 - 14.20 GUTALAX
14.30 - 14.50 CEPHALIC IMPURITY
15.00 - 15.20 MASSIVE CHARGE
15.30 - 15.50 HUMAN SCUM
16.00 - 16.25 HARD CHARGER
16.35 - 17.00 PLAGUE RAGES
17.10 - 17.35 SPLATTERED MERMAIDS
17.45 - 18.10 JIG-AI
18.20 - 18.45 VON BOOM
18.55 - 19.20 ROTTENNESS
19.30 - 20.00 SPLITTER
20.10 - 20.45 MALIGNANCY
20.55 - 21.40 WOLFBRIGADE
21.50 - 23.00 SUFFOCATION
23.10 - 00.00 CEPHALIC CARNAGE
00.10 - 01.00 ORIGIN
01.15 - 02:00 HELL SHOW
Fredag 13. Juli 2012
10.00 - 10.20 S.C.A.T.
10.30 - 10.50 CREATIVE WASTE
11.00 - 11.20 EVIORAX
11.30 - 11.50 BUFFALO GRILLZ
12.00 - 12.25 ???
12.35 - 13.00 ENTE
13.10 - 13.35 SOCIAL SHIT
13.45 - 14.10 ANDRALLS
14.20 - 14.45 SAKATAT
14.55 - 15.20 M:40
15.30 - 15.55 WOJCZECH
16.05 - 16.35 WEEKEND NACHOS
16.45 - 17.15 KEITZER
17.25 - 17.55 SPASM
18.05 - 18.35 LENG T'CHE
18.45 - 19.15 DEMISOR
19.25 - 20.05 WORMROT
20.15 - 20.55 BENIGHTED
21.05 - 21.50 DISCHARGE
22.00 - 23.00 NASUM
23.10 - 00.00 EXHUMED
00.10 - 00.55 VOMITORY
01.05 - 01.30 F.U.B.A.R.
01.40 - 02.00 VULVECTOMY
02.10 - 02.30 COKE BUST
02.40 - 03.00 REPUKED
Lørdag 14. Juli 2012
10.00 - 10.20 6 MAS
10.30 - 10.50 STOLEN LIVES
11.00 - 11.20 BAIXO CALAO
11.30 - 11.50 NECROMORPH
12.00 - 12.20 EXORCITPHOBIA
12.30 - 12.50 CARNAL DIAFRAGMA
13.00 - 13.25 COCKLUSH
13.35 - 14.00 TOOLS OF THE TRADE
14.10 - 14.35 SANITYS DAWN
14.45 - 15.10 BLOOD I BLEED
15.20 - 15.45 GROG
15.55 - 16.20 BAD DREAMS ALWAYS
16.30 - 16.55 DEAD
17.05 - 17.30 SUBLIME CADAVERIC DECOMPOSITION
17.40 - 18.05 INTERNAL SUFFERING
18.15 - 18.40 EXTINCTION OF MANKIND
18.50 - 19.15 DEMONICAL
19.25 - 19.55 LOOKING FOR AN ANSWER
20.05 - 20.45 BLOOD
20.55 - 21.35 KRISIUN
21.45 - 22.25 BLOCKHEADS
22.35 - 23.35 ASPHYX
23.45 - 00.30 YACOEPSAE
00.40 - 01.15 POISON IDEA
01.25 - 01.55 CAD
02.05 - 02.30 INTO SICKNESS
02.40 - 03.00 BOWELFUCK
22.05.2013 FORTAROCK 2013
21.05.2013 Sound Centrals kvinnelige artister - Kabuls virkelige helter
16.05.2013 SEXHIBITION 2012
15.05.2013 EXTREMEFEST 2013
14.05.2013 CLAYMORDS - Svalbard
09.05.2013 Off road i Kabul - Roadie for en dag
03.05.2013 Kabul på 48 timer
27.04.2013 NEUROTIC DEATHFEST 2013
17.04.2013 CLAYMORDS - Videoinnspilling
31.03.2013 KARMØYGEDDON 2013
02.03.2013 TRONDHEIM METALFEST 2013
26.02.2013 Greatest show on Earth as it is in Hell
26.02.2013 INFERNO 2013
21.01.2013 ILLUSION SUITE - Iron Cemetery
20.01.2013 HAMMERSLAG FESTIVAL VINTERBLOT 2013
06.01.2013 HOSTILE TERRORTORY 2013
05.01.2013 ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2012 - Ego edition
03.01.2013 ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2012 - Readers edition
21.12.2012 X-mas videos 2012
21.11.2012 SCORPIONS for siste gang i Norge
16.11.2012 OUIJABEARD - track by track
31.10.2012 HOSTILE TERRORTORY - Band Battles
17.10.2012 SUNSWITCH - Pre-listening party
09.09.2012 SOUTHERN DISCOMFORT 2012
19.08.2012 TIL DOVRE FALLER 2012
12.08.2012 BEYOND THE GATES 2012
03.08.2012 ATLANTERHAVSROCK 2012
30.07.2012 HARD ANGER OPEN AIR METAL FESTIVAL 2012
26.07.2012 RAUMAROCK 2012
24.07.2012 BUNKER 2012