Ultima Frontiera is a closed chapter. But, as as a true patron of the fascist art in musical form, has the former members founded KMVII, and promise that they will continue serving you with quality music.
Hello Alessandro. Nice to get in touch with you. Would you like to start with introducing yourself?
Hello Andreas, I'm glad to be here with you. I'm not here to talk about me, I'm here to talk about us and who we are: friends, fathers, brothers, politic soldiers, there's not one who is better in the band.
So, you guys have made the decision to put up a new band. Would you like to tell us about your band KMVII?
After a long time and lot of gigs with Ultima Frontiera, we decided to split up but our love for fun and music leaded us to create a new band called KMVII. KMVII in italian means Kilometer 7 and it's where we decided to start again with a new band, the Kilometer number 7 of the ancient Rome street who pass around our towns.
The members are a mix of Ultima Frontiera's members in his history, Alessandro always at the voice, Francon and Ilario on bass and drums (they played in the first 2 albums “Non ci sono più eroi” and “Non Conforme”), and Mattia on the guitar, the last one who joined Ultima Frontiera in the last years.
How will KMVII sound compared to Ultima Frontiera?
The sound is heavier, because of the influences are changed, we always play as Ultima Frontiera did, but we think sometimes you have to play what really comes out from your heart and mind. We love what we always played but we want to play it louder and faster!!
Have you been working on a debut album yet? And when do you think it will be finished for a release?
For this year we decide to stop and we confirmed only a gig in Poland on july, the rest of the year will be spent to write new music and maybe during the next year we will release our new ideas.
What is the main influence in when you create music?
The influences are two kind of, the music we use to listen which most is metal music and punk; the second one are the lyrics, we talk about stories of our country about what our fathers did for our land on the past century, and our love for fun and partying with everyone who come to see us.
What was the reason to put an end to Ultima Frontiera?
There are lot of reasons, lot of stories telled from envious people, and lot of crazy impossible stories, but what we can say is that: “everything must come to an end, you just need to be wise to know when the right time have to come”, and 23 March 2013 was the perfect day to say goodbye. 23 march is the day Fascism was born.
Thank you and good luck. Hope to hear some new stuff from you very soon. Any last words?
Thanks to you and all our friends around the streets, we'll meet you again, we swear! Up the Pints and let's party together.
An interview with Nico from the long-lived French Oi! / RAC band Lemovice.
Can you start with an introduction of your band to Sweden?
Greetings, I am Nico from the band Lemovice. The band have been in exist since 1999, and we come from Limoges, an average city in the center of France. At the time "Gros Mike" (his nickname) who was to become the first singer of the group, he held a shop of English clothes called "Sprit of London" largely frequented by local skins. At that time, I was playing the guitar in a punk rock band called Dernier Combat and I became friends with Mike and the rest of the band. The idea soon came to us as a band and since I was interested in politics and oriented towards nationalism, we became a band of RAC, the first in our city. We recruited a bassist from the band of the Spirit of London and a drummer who had nothing to do with the Skinhead movement but was in the same high school as me. We started the rehearsals and the wheels where set in motion.
In early 2000, we returned to the studio to record 2 tracks for a French compilation "France Explosion 3". In 2001, a title for the tribute of Bunker 84, and in 2002, we attacked the concerts. The first of course in our city Limoges, and after that we continued to play all over France, Paris, Lyon, Brittany, Pau, Lille and a long list etc.... In 2003, David and John, respectively bassist and drummer, left the band to be replaced by Goglhead and Waf, who were also part of the team called "Lemovice crew" since the Spirit of London shop closed in 2001. In 2005 we were invited to play in London for B&H, but at that time Mike had some concerns with the court and preferred to quit the band. I then took over the vocals while continuing on the guitar. So, I became Lemovice's only original member.
The concerts continued, then we released our first album in 2006 "Lemovice". From 2008, we started playing more often abroad. Our second production "Skinhead Living Dead" was released in 2009 at Patriote Production. In 2011, the band again changed completely with the arrival of Flo on drums, Björn on guitar, Snorr on second guitar and Marc Crapüd on bass. This was done little by little. The training was not done in one year. I put down the guitar to focus myself on to singing on stage. Also in 2011, the release of "Oi le Tribute", album in tribute to the French Oi / RAC bands of the 80s. In 2012, a split with Nessuna Resa. Then, in 2013, the release of our last album "Le Front des Patriotes", produced by our friend Maly from Poland that I greet. Here is a short presentation of the band Lemovice.
What is the source of inspiration for the music, lyrics and activity of Lemovice?
Like any political group, we draw inspiration from daily life and it is not difficult to find themes. Uncontrolled immigration, globalization, extreme left, Americanization of the spirit, the end of our society as we have known, survival. But also of our city, friendship, camaraderie, festivals etc. Musically, for my part, I draw my inspiration from all these Punk and Oi! bands that I listened to as a teenager: Exploited, Decibelios, GBH, Silens Camera, Brutal Combat, Demented are go, No Remorse, Fortress... Members of the band coming from the Metal scene, they have given wide that hard rock touch that is present on our last album. Concerning our next album, I know that I will return to a sound more Rock'n'Roll because it is really what I like to play and compose. Finally, regarding the words, Lemovice never poured into useless provocation. Wanting to cling to the reality of our time, we speak freely of street fighting or political struggle, but we do not shed nostalgia for the Third Reich. Trying to write posed realistic texts has always been important to us.
What do you think about the situation in France with the terrorist attacks?
The situation is clearly catastrophic in France. In recent years, the attacks have not stopped since 2015 and there are hundreds of victims. France continues to welcome all these floods of ultra-Islamized immigrants. There are now also illegal immigrants in small French towns. There is clearly no work for youth, not enough housing. Radical Islam now dominates in many areas of lawlessness. The Government has set up a system of systematic check-in and checking of persons qualified as extreme. This device is basically against the Islamists, but it more often serves to pose problems for nationalists like me. Our country has a strong history over a millennium. Indeed, it has its identity thanks to characters like Clovis, Charles Martel, Jeanne D'Arc, Napoleon and so many others. Also by Christianity, dogma that has welded our people for so many centuries. We will not submit to this government or to Islamic laws, we do not intend to give up. In France, however, we have the chance to have the National Front, which I hope will take power. We also have strong nationalist media that are beginning to weigh in the representation of our anti-system struggle and more and more people are getting aware of it. Many small local groups are organizing to raise awareness of the invasion. All is not lost.
You have done some music videos. Was it a fun thing to implement?
First of all, if we made clips it was to reach more people. And we are quite satisfied with the result! These videos have allowed us to become better known around the world. The shooting of the clip “Casus Belli” was actually funny enough to shoot. We filmed part of the clip in a huge abandoned factory. That day, it was raining so much that we had to tinker with a bridge to get to the site because the current had taken everything away. The rest of the clip was filmed in a squat, later in our rehearsal room and finally in the center of Limoges where, to the surprise of the passers-by, we sing the chorus of the chorus to make sequences. This clip was produced with few means but I hope to produce a professional clip for the next album.
You have also been on stage several of times. Which one has been the most memorable?
I always quote the same concert, that one in London 2005. It was our first overseas concert, the first one I sang. I had a huge fright. We were playing in the bar of the singer of the ex-Ovaltinees, when, arriving in the zone near the concert, we fell on a group of English skins, completely tattooed in the face, we thought we had arrived in the country of the Skinheads :-). In the evening, we started playing after the German band Faustrecht. The English audience reacted well to our songs and we had a good atmosphere. I must confess that we were proud to play and to be able to represent ourselves elsewhere than in France. The singer of Avalon even came to interpret a song of No Remorse on our side. Great moment for Lemovice.
And how is it to get on stage outside France where the audience do not understand your lyrics because of the language?
This is not a problem. Those who invite us like the French sound and in countries like Poland, or recently in Brazil, the audience even knows our words and chants the choruses with us. I think it's huge and we're proud when it happens. And then in concerts we often make covers of old English bands, which helps to get closer to people and motivate them. And we try to translate the lyrics of Lemovice into our CD booklets for a broader understanding.
What is the situation in France in the music scene right now?
Bad. I would not have said that a few months ago, but the government attacked the "Blood and Honour Hexagone" which organized the biggest concerts and put them several of these members in trial. I know that they are irreproachable, reliable source, but given that they organized concerts in France with always more people. For that, the French government decided to put them out of harm. Since that there are far fewer concerts, and other organizations do not attract as many people. We had already had the case Méric (an antifa killed in 2013 by a skin from Paris) and the State had banned several nationalist organizations and prevented all our gatherings on the streets. In France, there has always been an enormous nationalist potential, but successive governments have always ensured that our freedom of expression is nil. It is thus and it is necessary to do with, as long as there are not patriots at the Elysium we will always be gagged.
Against what, and in support of what, does Lemovice fight and exist?
Against what... Hahaha it could be a long list! The miscegenation, the loss of our culture, our identity, against the extreme left-wing that is truly a cancer for humanity, against anti-Christian acts, against Europe as it has been done, against the interference of the American government and I could still write many. Lemovice exists for friendship, already it must be known that this group is not only a band but a band of friends, a concert organization and a political group. We exist because we still want to continue the nationalist musical struggle that begun with Ian Stuart. Because culture must not belong to the left, we are capable and we have proved that we can create an autonomous scene of counter-culture despite all repression.
What is the next plans for you now?
The year 2017 will not be very prolific for Lemovice, I decided to stop the concerts to write a new album that should be released in 2018, I think to seek a label for a co-production of a CD, if anyone is interested? The album will be called "Barricade" and I think it will be the last one from the band, it's going to be 20 years of the group existence. I think I have made the rounds of what was possible to do in our scene. However, this year "Le Front des Patriotes" will be released on LP.
Thank you. Last words and wishes to Sweden are all yours...
As a friend of the Swedish comrades and people, I know that like the French people you live in difficult times with the invasion coming from African countries and Islamism. Nothing is lost yet, I think that with a handful of determined men we can always change things! And I also wish Lemovice could play one day in your country!
Defender is a new RAC band from Athens with members of previous Hellenic bands. They have just recorded their first full lenght album and will be out very soon. So we decided to do an interview with the bands guitarrist Chris.
Hi. Would you like to start with introducing yourself and the band Defender.
Hello brother, and nice to meet you. I am Chris the guitarist of the band and ex member of Filopatria, as George the drummer too. Dimitris the bassist was playing in No Surrender for a while, and on vocals is Trifonas. We are friends since a long time ago. So, we talked about to share our thoughts, beliefs and moments, through music.
Describe the feeling you have now right before the release of your debut.
We have played music for many years, and this feeling remains the same. It’s like to have record for first time and to wait for the final result. Yes, we can’t wait to have our debut CD. We will take part in some compilations too, so we are in studio working and recording for all projects.
"Fly the Flag'' is the name of the album. What can we expect from it?
''Fly the flag'' will contain 10 songs where most of them are in English and 2 that will be in Greek. I think that It’s a really good work, because all of us we got same influences and we have a perfect connection between us. The style is Skinhead rock - Oi! and we play what we love to hear ... this is our music.
How did the merge between you and the German company Old-School Records went?
When we started to search for a label, as a ''new band'' and because we are from Athens (Greek scene now is not so famous), we send a lot of emails but no one answered back. Times are difficult, and risks are big for a label now, so we understand it, and at the end we had conversation between us if we could publish it by ourselves. After a while send us an email through our page on Facebook a lad that he is working with Oldschool, and he said that they were interested. He liked a lot our self-titled song, so we arranged everything. They are great guys, and we have had a good contact all the time. And as I said before we can’t wait to have it published.
How would you like to describe the situation in Greece today?
It’s like more or less like in the rest of Europe. Here in Greece we are a little bit different in the mentality from other countries. I’ve travel a lot and I’ve seen things that European countries have accept and adapt in their society, things that here in Greece are impossible to happen, at this moment. For example, in Europe now there are many official mosques around big and small cities, where people have accepted them in their everyday living and in the society... Here in Athens government have been fighting for a long time to fix the first, and people just don’t accept it. This is a little example that we are back 20 years in the mentality from rest of modern Europe, you know what I mean. General situation is shit, with our left government that have betrayed even the ''left side'' voters (and this is very funny for us) by following the political stance of Merkel and Schauble, spreading lies and keeping the zionist plan alive, by accepting ''refugees”, in a poor country, in the middle of crisis, leaving Greek people alone to survive as they can, same time that they give all benefits to “refugees” ... They strike against us through ''European laws'', we got a debt loan that our grandchildren will pay off and so it goes on... I can’t see other solution with the democratic way, except of a local civil war. This is what I see as a solution. I can’t believe that things are difficult only for now, but it’s sure that things will be more difficult and worse every year, especially for us. The only good is that people see it and nationalism has been rising a lot. We hope for the best.
And how would you like to describe the movement?
Golden dawn is the 3rd political party in the parliament at this moment. This is the example that you can see that Greek people have been waking up a lot. They said “fuck off” to the 2 parties that have ruined Greece from the 70's till now. This is good. Bad is that I don’t know why and who did that, we are many nationalists, just that we are divided. Some are GD, other support another smaller parties, other another and another. This is the fault for some people that turned the personal issues to common problem, also we got new modern points of view in the movement, and all this situation I don’t think that is ''by luck'' ... An old friend of mine had a quote ''In everything that you think that you did for first time and that you will turn down the whole system, the monsters in black have the answer for it, and they laugh at you.'' This is what we got in Greece now, many nationalists, a nationalist party in the parliament, and unfortunately no Unity between us. I hope someday to find the right path, to kick out from the movement all trash and to do something common and powerful, for our country and for Europe.
Are you active in anything besides music?
I got a precious family, so my main activity is work, family, music and sports. I am an amateur boxer of Panathinaikos as my little son too (he is 6 years old), so we are together in this and I like it a lot. Rest of the lads, got their jobs, their families, they are going to the gym and we have our band that unites us all.
Which bands are active?
If you mean which Greek bands are active now, as far I know, we are and a new band named White Demons (a project of No Surrender and Social Defeat members with Steve Drakos of Skrewdriver era). I hope to have more people involved in music at the future and new bands to come.
Which bands do you listen to?
I listen a lot of Oi!, RAC of the 80's till now, also I love the punk scene of '77 and after, as I like some psychobilly stuff. Bands such as Skrewdriver, Cock Sparrer, No Remorse, ABH, Business, Last resort, Vengeance, Celtic Warrior, Freikorps, Endstufe, Bunker 84, Brutal Combat are some of them ... List is big, I could be writing for a long time my friend. Music has always been a part of myself, in good times, bad times, always was there for me.
Any other inspirations, like historical or live persons, books or movies and so on?
I am Greek, so my biggest inspiration is my ancient legacy. Something that they want to delete from us, thru political correctness and modern society. Big inspiration is our freedom fighters and our revolution of 1821 against the Turks. Theodoros Kolokotronis was our leader, and it was something that no one believed in Europe that we would do, but we did it. I like history a lot and I like to read, because in Greek schools, as a student, you don’t learn the whole truth. Adolf Hitler was the last that fought the snake, because he saw what would happen in Europe. I give a lot of respect in his sayings and his acts. The problem here in Greece is that all people, including patriots too, are anti nazis, because in schools from young boys till the universities they teach us what they want us to believe. As we know from history, zionists used us to fight the Germans, in a war, that Greece couldn't afford in this period of time. At the end we were the main reason that Hitler waste a lot of time in Greece, and they went out of their schedule plans, going in Soviet and fight the worst enemy, in Russian winter. By the way, war is war, but you need to look deeper in that. I strongly believe that Greece should be in the Axis, and things then would have worked out different for Europe now. I admire also Jose Antonio Primo de Rivera and Ramiro Ledesma, for their national syndicalism, Codreanu, and all of the white people that stood up for their beliefs, against the snake. I also admire Japan, and we must not forget that they were our allies in fighting zionism, and their history as a race is big too. Myiamoto Musashi was a real bad ass hero, and his book of five rings is a masterpiece. I see a lot of movies, but I don’t like any political involve in this, as they have ruined everything. 300 was a good one, but Alexander the great was a shitty propaganda from fuckin Hollywood, by making him gay and to be in love with his friend Hefaistion.... what I will see to this one? Most of stupid people that they don’t know history or they don’t want to learn the truth, they just see and learn history from Hollywood ... they brainwashing them and this is one of their biggest weapons.
What keeps you motivated?
No matter who you are and what you have done in your life, how many muscles or tattoos you got, for me in 2016, the biggest fight that you give is to try to have a family. That keeps me motivated, I am responsible to give all efforts and to guide my son, so he will not be their good slave in the future... This is very difficult my friend, it’s an everyday struggle, I am dedicated to it and my best joy is to see that at in the end of the day I did it. Schools and modern shit and rotten society hit from very young ages, so kids to be anti traditional, and full their brains in sickness. Also, they want to take out all the warrior's DNA, so they will not have a reaction / resistance in the future. They hit you thru food chain as well, you have to take care a lot my friend, but in the end, you have to do something good. My respect to all everyday real warriors that got families.
Thank you for your time, and good luck with the release! Any last words you would like to share with our readers before we end this interview?
I must thank you too for the contact and the support my friend. I just want to say that no one is perfect, but we must follow the way that we know that is better to secure the existence of our people and a future for white children.