August 28th, 2014 by Pirouz
MRR magazine’s popular “New Blood” section is now becoming a regular feature here on maximumrocknroll.com! See below for info on how to submit. Now, get to discovering some killer new shit…
KATAXNIA (Greek characters)
KATAHNIÁ (English characters)
Greek word meaning “haze”
Date & location formed:
May 2012 in Thessaloniki, Greece.
Reason for forming:
The main motives for the formation of the band were the need to express ourselves and communicate through music, as well as the personal relationships among us. We consider ourselves part of the underground DIY music scene, with clear anti-commercial characteristics. We play gigs in autonomous spaces and squats, which support self-organizing, solidarity, resistance and opposition against authoritarian regimes. We perceive music as a means of conveying our ideas and feelings, which at the same time, promote DIY as a way of life, instead of a sterile lifestyle.
What are your lyrics about?
Our lyrics derive from the dark days and hours of living in the city and describe concepts such as solitude, hypocrisy in everyday life, closure, isolation, as well as human relationships.
How would you describe your sound?
The sound we produce is a blend of dark hardcore, punk and crust music.
What is the future for this band?
We just released our first self-titled LP and we hope to tour abroad in the near future.
Links and contact info:
“Dangerous Friends” by KATAXNIA
“Chill of Betrayal” by KATAXNIA
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