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GRIND AND NOISE IN PERU

We had a small talk with Miguel from Lima and asked about Noise- and Grindcore up in Peru. He`s an oldschool do-it-yourself activist, so let him tell…..

Blzkw: Hi Miguel. A good beginning may be this sentence found at discogs: „One of the first bands, not to mention that it was the first to explode brains in Peru“.You started ATROFIA CEREBRAL early in 1989. How would you describe this times in Peru?

Miguel: Very convulsed and violent decade the eighties and part of nineties here in Peru. a lot of poorness ATROFIA CEREBRAL derived from LEVIATAN and YOG SOTHOTH which were from 1987 and 1988 respectively also noisecore bands. The violent years of eighties inspired a lot my bands and the same in nineties till today. In eighties me and members of LEVIATAN / YOG SOTHOTH / ATROFIA CEREBRAL listen to hardcore, metal, grindcore, extreme core and noisecore, but most we like to do is noisecore / louder and play the most fast we can

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Blzkw: Before A.C. you released a cassette with LEVIATAN in 1987 and played in YOG SOTHOT. Please tell us about this times and how came noisecore to Peru in the 80s?

Miguel: LEVIATAN start and die in 1987 in lima – peru as a trio of noisecore with occult / hate lyrics only recorded a demo and some tracks appart included in the reissue cd called ‘Aberracion sonora demo / reh 1987’ (Bulla extrema records + Impulso ruin records) The original format was a simply tape as a demo in 1987 limited edition with Jose moron – vocals, renzo bolaños – guitar and miguel tipacti – drums (and vocals in 2 tracks) in 1988 born YOG SOTHOTH another louder band with the same line up of LEVIATAN, and recorded a demo-reh and a rehearsal the same year 1988, also reissue in my label ‘Bulla extrema records’ + ‘Impulso ruin records’ in cd format called ‘demo & rehearsal 1988’. YOG SOTHOTH also have occult + hate lyrics. LEVIATAN marks the beginning of noisecore in peru in 1987 with YOG SOTHOTH, since 1988 appear some grindcore-death-thrash bands like OBSTRUCCIÓN INTESTINAL, and since 1990 appear a lot noisecore / grindcore / industrial most in Lima like ESTALLIDO, AUDICION IRRITABLE, GLAUCOMA, ESPERPENTO, MIERDA HUMANA, INSENSIBILIDAD ENERGICA, OPCIÓN, GRITO DISCONFORME, DISTORSIÓN DESEQUILIBRADA, PHLEGM, MATERIA ORGANICA, SPASM, G.B.H. (GRANDES BASURAS HUMANAS), POLITICA HUMANA ERRANTE, FASE SUICIDA, NEUROPARALYA, PULVERIZED NECRO BRAINS, SORDECER (PERU / CHILE), T.S.M., M.D.A., FETAL MONSTROSITY, ESTADOS DEPRESIVOS, MENTAL ALTERATION, some in provinces like ESPERMA (Piura),DEMONIO TALLAN (Piura) or PARAPLEGIA (Tacna). The first grindcore / noisecore / extreme core bands arrives to peru in tape or vinyl format in eighties are SEVEN MINUTES OF NAUSEA, BRIGADA DO ODIO, EXTREME NOISE TERROR, NAPALM DEATH, LÄRM, HERESY, ASOCIAL, BEDRÖVLERZ, SNOBBSLAKT, TOTAL MOSH PROJECT, people obtain by mail trades / orders outside Peru in eighties and nineties, also i write with many people elsewhere in eighties and much part of nineties, also make trades with people in Lima – Peru in eighties.

Blzkw: Do you remember the times before? Had Peru a punk-wave in the classical 77/England-style?

Miguel: In eighties existed some punk rock / hardcore bands in Peru, most in Lima not in seventies, it started about 1983 / 84 as called ‘subterranean rock’ taking influence of uk, usa, europe bands.

Blzkw: I come back to the end of the 80s/beginning 90s. How was scene working?You had concerts? Had special venues?

Miguel: About Peru i always called ‘movement’ not ‘scene’ because most are bands appear / disappear and move by your side. In eighties existed many hardcore / punk / metal bands here and also post punk / dark, same in nineties. I only play some times, my first live performance was in 2009 with M.D.A. (MANIFIESTO DE ASQUEROSIDAD) a old noisecore band (from 1991) played 3 times and with ATROFIA CEREBRAL between 2015 – 2019 about 4 times. With my bands usually not rehearsal, only remember 3 rehearsals between 1987 – 2020. And we recorded in different studios and rehearsal rooms here in lima.

BLZKW: So there are no venues? And were/are there any meeting points for the movement?

Miguel: There were several venues in the 80’s such as ‚MAGIA‘, ‚NO HELDEN‘, ‚COLEGIO LOS REYES ROJOS‘, ‚LA JATO HARDCORE‘ where there were concerts of hardcore / punk / post punk bands and some of metal core events and ‘BAR CAILLOMA’ have a lot of metal concerts and some of subterranean bands. In last years there have been several in downtown Lima like ‘BAR ZELA’, ‘LA OFICINA’, ‘BAR LIMA’, ‘MACHU PICCHU BAR’ and in the Barranco district ‚BAR HENSLEY‘ who are among the few that remain where they do (made – suspended due to the pandemic) concerts. I rarely go to concerts / venues.

BLZKW: The pandemic is a very international problem.How is the situation in Peru and how does Grind/Noise handle it?

Miguel: Very apocaliptic here in the peruvian dump, more chaos in streets and all you can make / go, in every corner people request money, sale even his soul, all the prices of products enhance…about grind / noise i don’t recorded since january new stuff, all new releases are from old material, but continue listen to grind / noise and watching terror / gore movies.

BLZKW: That`s not good. So come back from the virus to subculture: You run BULLA EXTREMA,too.Can you tell us what it is and history?

Miguel: My fanzine BULLA EXTREMA (grind/noise/industrial) exists since october 1989, and are 10 numbers out, numbers 1 to 7 are hand made, numbers 8 to 10 by computer. I make also some other fanzines like ENSANGRENTADO (since 2001) terror / gore / suspense cinema (5 numbers out) , ENTORNO DEFECADO (photozine) dead art / waste / garbage / desolation 1997 / 2002, 2 numbers out and RECICLAJE INDUSTRIAL – photozine – (2002) industrial waste (1 number), also i collaborate in a binational goregrind / noise zine (peru / mexico) called INMUNDICIA FECAL (2 numbers) 2014 / 2017.

BLZKW: Wow,that`s really active! It seems that noise/grind is popular in Southamerica.I could listen to more bands from Bolivia,Colombia,…

Miguel: Here I obtain material from bands from Colombia and Bolivia in the 90’s of grindcore / noisecore / extreme core, by exchange of tapes, some of them I interviewed in my fanzine BULLA EXTREMA during the 90’s of Colombia CONFUSION & AVERNO, from Bolivia, ESCATOFAGIA, PIEMESIS, HEZ, also i listen and obtain material from HERPES, NADA, many chilean and brasil grind-noise like BRIGADA DO ODIO (SPLIT LP) in 80’s, SRMP, PARESTHESIC NEURODEFORMITIES, ATACK EPILEPTICO, OLHO SECO, from chile: CTM, MENSTRUACION, DTH, SORDECER, PULENTOR, VOMIT ANARCHY, ENDLESS NOISE and many more

BLZKW: Miguel, do you have any ideas for future? Releasing stuff?

Miguel: Several editions to come out of my bands, with ATROFIA CEREBRAL the new album, and some splits in different formats, with INSENSIBILIDAD ENERGICA, a new album to be released in Costa Rican label, and split cdr with AGNAS NA PATAY (on Italian label) with MIERDA HUMANA , split cdr with MAL ALIENTO from Spain and a new album on cassette, with CADAVER LITIO split tape with Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (released in Spain) reissues of my old label from the 90’s CINTAS EXTREMAS to be released in the United States, the 6 demos of ATROFIA CEREBRAL in double cd and new numbers of my fanzine ENSANGRENTADO (horror / gore / suspense cinema)

[have a break for the following cassette from 1992]

https://youtu.be/3o7fH1mtwc8

BLZKW: When I checkout your bunch of releases with ATROFIA CEREBRAL and AUDICION IRRITABLE I wonder that there`s no split with AGATHOCLES! 😉

Miguel: With my noisecore band INSENSIBILIDAD ENERGICA, a 3 way split will be released with AGATHOCLES and it will be edited in Europe in 2021, later if posible can do a split with ATROFIA CEREBRAL

BLZKW: ok that calms me,haha. Coming to the end I wanted to ask you about political situation in Peru. Last weeks we read about protests in the country and new elections.What happens in your opinion?

Miguel: In the last days there were 2 dismissals of the president in Peru, protests and more chaos than is always present, especially in Lima, the capital of the Peruvian dump, simply change from useless after a while they detect his robberies and dismiss him and put another of the match of interest, misery and unemployment continue, robberies, abusive rates in transportation and other businesses continue to charge what they want without having the supervision of the state. Peru continues to be the crap that it always was and will continue to be until it is extinguished. NOISECORE AND GORE ARE THE SALVATION.

https://www.milenio.com/internacional/latinoamerica/peru-protestas-manuel-merino-dejan-muerto?fbclid=IwAR2zP3XYIb-gQ-JlVDfIu5wUkg9cEFOp7AQkQ_vwcXfxsVvdpbtpxapBDQ4

https://www.latercera.com/mundo/noticia/masiva-marcha-contra-el-nuevo-gobierno-de-merino-tensiona-a-peru/BQMJONFMVNCCFLU5CME6UMKWMY/?fbclid=IwAR2h9ZwKib2aBNX-ETt2A27SvcjlxRyYR7OWiEhA9NT0iq2rEJRQTAiFSHo

BLZKW: Thanx for your time! You have the last words….

Miguel: THANKS FOR THE INTERVIEW, MORE RELEASES OF MY BANDS OUT IN THE NEXT MONTHS. LISTEN TO NOISECORE AND DON’T FORGET WATCH GORE MOVIES. PERSONAL PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/miguel.tipacti.9/ E-mail: migueltipacti@gmail.com BULLA EXTREMA RECORDS / ZINE / DISTRO – https://www.facebook.com/Bulla-Extrema-Records-Fanzine-Distribution-265768903784921



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