YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE TO READ >>
Desiderata by Max Ehrmann Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. ...

Artery live@Chaz bar, Wexford by Mick Harpur
Pin It

artery: noun 1 any of the tubes carrying blood away from the heart to all parts of the body. 2 an important transport route. 3 the freshest sounding trio to hit your eardums in quite some time.

Who are they and where do they hail from? What important transport route brought them here to Absurdistan back in the late nineties before they permanantly relocated to the Netherlands?

This Bulgarian balkan metal band from Pomorie, Bulgaria (on the Black Sea coast), was born in the summer of 1989 and are still rocking it. They played in Prague for a couple years ('97-'99) and moved to the Netherlands where they are still playing. Their music is a mixture of crossover, core, metal, funk and native Balkan rhythms.

Artery are:
Yanko Brekov - vocals, guitar, bouzouki
Nicolai "Huby" Hubenov - bass, vocals
Deyan "Chico" Monev - drums
Milen "Mena" Hubenov - guitars

I caught up with the three of them and had a couple of beers. They've been together in the current line-up after coming to the EU from different cities in Bulgaria, hoping to escape the bad scene there.

"It's very bad, the situation with politics, with the police and everything. Everything is very bad. We are dreaming of the old west and America you know, so we leave." laughs Yanko.

"We've always wanted to go to Holland someday [they have been located there now for several years], or the States, and if we couldn't be here, we'd stay in Prague forever, because we will never go back to Bulgaria!"

And why not? They had huge popularity in the techno overdosed city of Prague, and developed a loyal following of dedicated and genuinely happy fans, where the energy gets to the boiling point and everyone needs to cool down quick. Usually the shirts come off when they play, revealing interesting tattoo work, then the cold beers get poured down and they're off on another set.

Yanko, the charismatic and most tattooed frontman, is the only cat who knows his way around English proficiently; his mates Chiko and Hubbi do all right with the czech, but all three speak World-Beat most fluently.

Their musical style spans the globe for influences; spirited Spanish fandangos, soulful folk ballads that I've personally seen bring a tear to the eye of an old Yugoslav, working their way all the round to songs by Nirvana, that hardens the nipples of pretty young fans.

Yanko plays an unusual classic Greek instrument called the "Buzuki", which sounds banjo'esque, and Hubbi accompanies him on a bass guitar while Chiko, the percussionist, plays the hell out of a star shaped tambourine 'coz he's still earning his drums.

They play popular covers, the fun stuff that gets the crowd in the mood for their original pieces, which speak volumes in hot, emotive sounds, arousing the listener like an eager young Casanova on his first date. But their own compositions are what the crowds really love

They've developed this polished style and virtuosity through many years of practice, Artery has actually been around in various manifestations since 1989, born in the dawn of long denied freedom. And while the line-up has evolved over time, the inspiration for their name reflects Yanko's views on life.

"The inspiration for the name means something living. It's life. I thought about this word I learned in school, and thought 'this is the name,' said "OK, this will be it, like half joking, and the guys said "OK." And in keeping with this simplistic philosophy, the band has tow tapes of their earlier works from Bulgaria, where CDs are impossible to make, and are shopping around to finally produce one here.

"It's good here in the Netherlands. There is hope here, and that's different for us, 'coz in Bulgaria we don't get folks coming to see our shows regularly, and we used to just play for fun, not money. Our music is the stuff of the world, and we like it."

Well said.


http://www.arterymusic.nl
Should I stay or should I go?
Ann Lysek Should I stay or should I go?

This quiz will help you decide whether or not you should buy furniture and sign a good long lease. A [ ... ]

Dlouhá Street: It's the long way... not the wrong ...
Luke Salkeld Dlouhá Street is one of the oldest streets in Prague

Welcome back to Confessions of a Street-Walker. This month we're taking the brave step of crossing t [ ... ]

St. Patrick's Legacy: Green Beer and Hangovers?
Darren Halls St. Patrick's Parade in Singapore

St. Patricks Day is upon us. A time for making merry, and joviality the Irish way. But what is it re [ ... ]

Crime in Prague: Think meets the people who burgle...
Joe Bodia Criminal Confessions: Burglars speak out

When you leave your overpriced panelák in the morning, do you check to see if all the doors and win [ ... ]

Manifold Benefits of Using Essential Oils
Health Desk

Essential oils can be used in a variety of ways to soothe, relax, and even provide important health  [ ... ]

humanifesto #05
Keith Kirchner humanifesto #5

A little Voodoo perhaps, it seems that the sunshine of California has finally found its native sons. [ ... ]

The concentration camps thank you for your support
Dr Paul Kail

What does the term "concentration camp" mean to you?

The Good Life
M. Salah Living the good life...

Live it up, you'll be dead soon enough ...

Read more...

Name Day/Svatek

Yesterday : Monika Today : Emil Tomorrow : Vladimír After tomorrow : Jana

Our Mission

1. To make you think
If you make people think they're thinking, they'll love you. If you really make them think, they'll hate you.
2. To tell the world the truth
When you only tell the truth, you start earning trust, as journalists, our mission is to tell the truth.
3. To make you laugh
We want to make you laugh, chuckle, smirk, grin or smile as we try to find the upside of life in the face of all the evil around us.

All cheap e liquid have fancy packagings.The quality of cheap e liquid is a concern,so it's important to choose reputable,UK made cheap e liquid.UK vape online bring lots of the cheap e liquid suppliers,all cheap e liquid is safe,made in UK.Wholesale cheap e liquid .UK vape online bring lots of the cheap e liquid suppliers,all cheap e liquid suppliers can offer outstanding flavors cheap e liquid.Starting at just $0.99, the flavours of cheap e liquid have fruits,desserts,and candy.Famous cheap e liquid wholesale.

The Power Flex yoga pant from 90 Degree by Reflex is the ideal combination of fashion, function, and performance. Our fabric is designed to contour perfectly to your body, giving you a streamlined look. We've created the perfect fabric at the perfect https://www.amazon.com/90-Degree-Reflex-Womens-Power/dp/B00IDHFYVM These Power Flex Pants are perfect for yoga, pilates, running, or any type of exercise or fitness-related activities. You can also go from the gym to running errands - all while being comfortable and stylish. Pairs well with our famous Power Flex Tan.

Bola24 adalah agen bola sbobet indonesia terpercaya

Situs bandarq indoqq dan aduq online terbaik di Indonesia