FUZZWAR Tour Diary | 35 mm

Being on tour with good friends is awesome. We managed to do a small round with our old buddies from Razgruha and our new buddies from Indoctrinate. We played 4 cities in Greece and 1 show in Plovdiv.

Here’s a short tour diary + some Lomo shots:

Our first gig took place in the squat in Xanthi w/Chilean bands Anti Tanax & Perro Suicida. Great guys! We played outside and had a great crowd. Thanks to Ef & Kids From the Black Hole for this opportunity! I didn’t take any pictures on film that night, as it was already too dark before I thought about it. Anyway, here’s a picture from that show.

We went to Karditsa next, where we met Indoctrinate from Vienna for the first time. Karditsa has a special place in our hearts after we player Tera Troira last year. It’s amazing to see active DIY music scene in such a small city and we were glad to meet Christos and other cool guys from there. The gig took place right outside the squat and it felt really cozy.

We spent the night in the squat talking shit, snoring and fighting some enormous local bugs.

Next morning we had plenty of time to have some coffee and fool around before heading to Athens.

We arrived in Athens following a nice 3-hour drive. Our venue for the night was Black Box Studio where they have an actual studio, a place for small gigs and an amazing rooftop with a view. The gig turned out great, we had a great sound and lots of friends came by. All in all, it was about time we play an Athens show and we are certain this won’t be our last time there.

Mike from Friend of Gods was our host for the night, thank you for letting 10 weirdos shit in your house, mate! And thank you for the great coffee!

Next gig was in Larissa, but I was kinda tired and pissed off so I don’t think I bothered to get my camera out. We were glad to be back at Antidrastirio Squat and Studio Spirtokouto for the second time this year. The guys from the squat were very kind to us, and it’s great to see their passion for DIY music.

We had a long drive to Plovdiv the next day, and were this close to being too late for the show. Somehow we managed to arrive, set our shit like super fast and play what turned out to be the most crowded gig on this tour. A great atmosphere, amazing crowd and lots of old and new friends. This was a Prix libre show, like all the rest on this tour, but this is still not very popular in Bulgaria, so we were glad to see this as a total success for both the venue & us. Thanks to Nikola & ФОН for making this happen!

We didn’t want this night to end, we didn’t want this tour to end, so we wandered around Plovdiv until late. We slept at a nice hostel, but the staff was dumb as fuck. It was nice to have a proper shower tho.

The coffee at the hostel sucked, but they had a nice terrace where we met some Belgian travelers and a nice guy from Prague.

Packing our stuff and going home.

This was a great experience and we had loads of fun playing these shows. Thanks to all involved – you know who you are. We love you!

We can hardly wait to play Greece again, but now it’s time for our next big thing – our first bigger tour in Europe with Calf.

Stay tuned.

Shentov | Feedbacker

P.S. *All pictures (except the first one in Xanthi) shot on my trusty old Lomo LC-A camera

feedbacker in the studio

Feedbacker in the studio

Long story short, we’re in the studio again, and by “in the studio” we mean our own rehearsal space we refer to as Wind City Studios.

Of course, Wind City is the brainchild of Mihail “Ballou” Slavov, top boy and guitar player in Expectations & King of Sorrow. He’s worked on our first recordings ever, so it was our first and comfiest choice to work with him again.

By far we’ve tracked drums and bass and this took us a total of 2 days. Working with a friend is fun, but it’s also easy when you try and act professional. We’re on to record vocals in the next few weeks and then this journey continues with the mixing process, which we decided to experiment with another recording mastermind (we’ll keep his name a secret for now).

Of course the best part of recording is being goofy & exhausted in the studio, so here’s a small video we made during days 1 & 2.

Enjoy and stay tuned for more dumb shit.

Shentov | Feedbacker

Weekend Warriors: Feedbacker in Greece 2018

We’re just back from a two gig “tour” in Greece and still excited from reuniting with old friends and making new ones. So after two great local gigs in Plovdiv we finally brought out some of our new songs and started playing them live. We headed to Greece for some shows with friends from Plebah (feat. Stratos from Autumn Acid) & Living Under Drones (feat. top blokes from Calf). Thessaloniki delivered big time, as always.


This time we played what I believe is one of the oldest squats in the city – Biologica. Amazing place with a very tight collective running the venue. Thanks to Mixalis and Melina for the great reception and everything you did for us, much appreciated.


Thessaloniki felt like home, but better. Kickass bands in the noise rock/experimental territory. First time we met the guys from Burlot, which is a great two-piece – a band I’d love to see play Sofia as well.


We had great falafel, which has nothing to do with the falafel we get at home. It had feta cheese and potatoes, weird but also very tasty! Our bestie Koutroulis took us for some late night double espressos, which gave us some power to kick some ass on stage. Caffeine is one hell of a drug and here’s a selfie to prove it.


Shows in Greece start super late, so we were having our ears massaged by some of the hottest noise bands on this side of the map till like 5 AM. We were pretty tired, but still put a decent set. Take a look:


(Fuck! I just noticed the video is sideways!? What kind of fuckery is that? How do I fix this shit?!)

Giorgos from Autumn Acid & Anasarka was our host for the night, so it was great to be at a friend’s place for the night. We got some damn fine coffee & toast in the morning and went for a short walk before we took off to Larissa. The weather was perfect.


We had a chill drive to Larissa and got early in Antidrastirio Squat in TEI Larissas. Guys from the squat were very nice to us and showed us their DIY rehearsal studio in a great occupied autonomous place in the university. Pretty much a DIY heaven with lots of space and lots of cool people involved.


Stheno from Volos opened the show, and boy these guys sound tight! Amazing band if you’re into fast and unforgiving grind/metal. We played second to a compact crowd that seemed a bit puzzled by our thing, but also very supportive. I was pretty concerned that we’ll blow up the PA, since it was clipping real hard all of the time, but it managed to survive the show.


Myteri from Sweden played last and it was a fucking pleasure to see these guys do their thing. Absolute legends! They totally smashed it, despite the PA problems and had a great attitude. We chatted a bit and traded some records and of course, I bought like 10 patches from them, ’cause fuck yeah, patches!

After the show, another Giorgos was our host at NTOYГROY squat in the center of Larissa. Amazing occupied building that has been the crash pad to many DIY bands that visited this city in the past 2-3 years.


Now we’re back home looking forward to our show here with MAYPO GALA & Skinpin from Australia in May. We’re also finishing up a few new tracks for an upcoming release and looking to record them in the following months.

Hopefully, we’ll be back to Greece soon for another tour, this time longer. Keep the flame!

Black Dio, Feedbacker, Bleak Revelation show | August 6th 2017

Top blokes from local doom unit Bleak Revelation invited us to take part in a gig they were organizing. Italian stoner/doom band Black Dio was coming around, so the Bleak crew did a decent DIY job in booking and setting a killer show. We tried to help them a bit and had loads of fun while playing the show. Most of the crowd was faces unknown to us, which was a real treat. Thanks to all involved and to every single one that came after the gig with that “mind = blown” grin on the face. This is the best feeling!

Next show is coming in a month – this time we’re bringing our friends from Calf (GR) in town. Amp worship!!!

Photos by George Nikolov

DIY LIVE: Autumn Acid & Feedbacker live in Sofia

What an amazing night that was. Totally self-organized, lots of friends, free donation entry (that actually almost covered gig costs!) and most of all – killer live! Thanks to Autumn Acid, RiP, the Underground Gallery crew and every single one who came and supported this gig! DIY is awesome! 

Green Yeti/BUS/Feedbacker live in Sofia

Unfortunately our gig with YÖU (MK) got cancelled due to illness of their guitar player Marko. Too bad, since we were really looking forward to this gig and playing with such a great band. Still hoping to catch up once they tour again and play “We Sing the Blues” (their rad new album that you have to check out if you’re into highly energetic and emotional Dischord-inspired melodic hardcore).


However, there was a quick fill for the date, since we got a lovely offer to play with Green Yeti and Bus the Unknown Secretary from Greece. Location was Live & Loud here in Sofia. We had some good clean fun and both these bands are fucking amazing!

Here’s some photos: 

We’re announcing our next gig soon, stay tuned!

#mikeixlives: Rawk benefit for Mike IX (EHG)

Kickass show last night! As we already mentioned a thousand times, Feedbacker and 5 more local bands (Bloodrush, CorecomMuddy, The Flying Detachment and UPYR) took part in a benefit gig for a great guy named Mike Williams, vocal chord-ripper for NOLA legends EYEHATEGOD. No need for gibberish or big talk this time. People came and donated some money that the guys at Rawk’n’Roll zine & booking are sending towards Mike’s fundraiser. Hope we helped even a tiny bit! Get well, motherfucker!

The whole show was streamed online and you can watch it here:

Local benefit show for Mike IX (EHG)

Mike IX Williams and EYEHATEGOD always had a special place in my heart. Their music and message have touched me in a way that’s almost life-changing.

If we are inhabiting the same planet, you already know that Mike is battling some really serious health issues right now, leading him to hospitalization and urgent liver transplant. Luckily he got the operation and is now recovering. With him being an independent musician, this led to increased health expenses impossible for an underground artist to cover.

Long story short: these top notch guys from Rawk’n’Roll (pretty much the only Bulgarian stoner-sludge-doom-psych-whatever webzine, online since 2004) have invited us and a couple of the most fascinating heavy rock’n’roll bands in Sofia to gather forces and do a benefit show for Mike.

We have to give it to Rawk’n’Roll – they’re the people who brought EHG here in Sofia back in 2015. Not only that, but they let me take part in all this and open up for fucking EYEHATEGOD w/my solo drone noise outfit krāllār, along with Them Frequencies & UPYR. I’m forever thankful for that opportunity!

So here it is: Feedbacker‘s doing a local benefit show with awesome bands including Bloodrush, CorecomMuddy, The Flying Detachment and UPYR

All of the income from that gig will be transferred to Mike IX Williams’ account. Make sure to follow the event in Facebook and do come over if you can!

Mike’s fundraising campaign is here: https://www.youcaring.com/mikeixwilliams-695413

Three days of noise: a gig report

We’re back home after three days of noise* and what should be Feedbacker‘s first (mini) tour. We did Sofia, Plovdiv and Thessaloniki gigs along with great bands, had a great time, met cool people, drove like a thousand kilometers and now we’re back in Sofia and hungry for more. Here’s a short (well, I lied!)… a fucking long-ass gig report.

Gigs started off from Sofia along with Australian astral-space-core heroes Alithia (now that’s a fucking weird genre tag). But let me rewind back a bit…

Our initial plans included taking our new friends from Autumn Acid here in Bulgaria and share a total of four gigs with them, with dates both in Bulgaria and Greece. Long story short, almost a month before the start of said tour we fucked-up and had little to no luck with finding a vehicle big enough to fit both bands, so Autumn Acid had to cancel the Bulgarian gigs and we had to leave Athens for another time…

Bummer! But hey, we’re both bands that do everything DIY and we actually learned a lot from that experience, so no big deal. Trying to book a gig in Plovdiv for the first time, I contacted Nikola of TDK (and Post-Culture Stage) and we were lucky enough to catch him in the right moment while he was also booking Alithia for exactly the same dates we needed. So we ended up with gigs really fast. Thanks a ton, mate!

Now, Alithia turned out to be top blokes, but I could never imagine playing with them otherwise… let’s just say it was a unique and very diverse combination. We started off from Sofia at Live & Loud Club, which is a quite big venue, at least in my book.

Фондация Обещаното Нищо (Nikola’s other band, young lads from Plovdiv) were on the bill as well. This night we had to provide the whole stage backline, drums and amps and all that jazz. We don’t have much to write home about in the amplification department yet, but luckily I got some ace friends, who let me borrow some cool amps. This is the time to say thanks to Paco from Comasummer and Mihail Ballou from King of Sorrow for providing us with decent guitar and bass rigs.

Day I: Sofia

27 october happened to be a very busy day in Sofia, gigwise. The Ex and Bernays Propaganda were in town, and some other cool events were happening in different locations at the same time, so we were a bit fucked and not many people showed up. However, the guys from ФОН played a good show, and Alithia… well Alithia are real pros and played a show that easily could’ve been a fucking arena thing. Now these guys have some stage presence! Feedbacker played a short set that went really well, imo.

We were happy when we came off the stage, but not that happy when we had to haul all the gear in the back of my trusty old Renault wagon. Thanks to Niki (Comasummer) we succeeded to fit a whole drums set + 2 amp heads + huge ass 4×12 guitar cab + a bass cab + 2 guitars + all the drum paraphernalia + 3 persons and unload all this crap into 3 different locations. I got home as early as 4AM and I was barely able to hold my eyes open. Yay! Rockstar life!

Day II: Plovdiv

28 october – we took a 2 hour drive to Plovdiv with Desi and landed in the center of the city right into Rorschach’s (aka Post-Culture Stage).

We met the Alithia guys and our new friends from Plovdiv and had a cup of nice hot coffee while waiting for the soundcheck. We had a nice little chat with John Rousvanis – thanks for that, mate! Mindflux from Plovdiv were the opening act that night and they were really fun to watch.

They are really young fellas and it was their first hometown gig, and the audience cheered them up a lot and I got myself thinking about my first gigs when I was their age, some 15+ years ago… duh, I guess that doesn’t make me old at all… more like ancient!

We kicked off with a little fault-start. Some dumb fuck (me) pressed the mute button of one of my amps, so I started the first song with half a rig.

Soundguy wasn’t very happy with the fuzz mayhem coming out of my pedals, but I was, so fuck it, right? Here’s some more lo-fi footage from that night.

The venue had really small stage and it was all vibrating from the low frequencies, so one of my amps was constantly trying to jump off the cab. I had to literally kick it back in place inbetween songs, and on one occasion – during a song. This kind of shit is pretty stressful, I’ll tell you that, so we skipped our last song and got off stage faster than usual.

All in all it was a fun gig to play and there were some familiar faces in the crowd, so we were happy. We had to stay in one of the ФОН guys’ place that night, but right after the gig we decided to drive back to Sofia and take a proper shower before heading to Greece the next day. So we did exactly that. We fucked a little with the GPS taking us to weird dark places in Plovdiv, but eventually we got back on the speedway and made it home. We got in bed earlier than the previous day. Sweet!

Day III: Thessaloniki

29 october – I was really excited to play this city as we never did that before and there were some really good bands on the bill that night. We had some company – my main mate Koko and his friend Veni with us and he did most of the driving, which was way cool for me as I was a little tired and absent.

We had an easy ride and got to the venue like an hour earlier. As always, we missed out the left turn that had to take us straight to Biotexnia so we did a fucking full circle around and man – finding a parking place in Thessaloniki is almost as fucked as it is in Sofia! We started unloading our stuff only to see Stratos from Autumn Acid (and Hak Nam Collective, who were organizing the gig) coming down the street with his drums stuff on his back.

Now comes the good part! Biotexnia is a great self-managed place in Thessaloniki, ran by three different collectives who make gigs and whatnot there. Being a political (read anarchist) place, I felt very much at home. We got a yummy warm meal immediately and got treated really nice by all the guys and gals we met.


The Rita Mosss and Friend of Gods guys were there as well and they were also doing a three day tour around Greece, so we were pretty much on the same page. I have to say all these folks were great company, we felt like we’re friends for ages with all the dumb jokes and nice chats we had throughout the night. It seems that gigs in such places start really late, like 12PM the earliest, so we had plenty of time to do a proper soundcheck, hang out, have coffee, pizza, vegan gyros, smoke 10,000 cigarettes and all that. Here I do exactly that (the smoking part) on the amazing terrace they have in Biotexnia.

After playing gigs for so many years this was the first time someone (aka the most calm and easy-going soundguy, ever!!!) came to me and said “You just set everything the way you want to, like you’re rehearsing, and we’ll make the front of house sound from that!“. I was in heaven! You can tell it was a good soundcheck just by looking at this picture:

Also, I felt in love with that fucking Ampeg VH-140C amp, it sounded so clean and transparent and had the best reverb channel that I immediately decided to use live. A fucking thing of beauty!

Actually, because of that amp we started our set with a intro we never played live before. Everything was so at home with us in Biotexnia that I knew we’ll play a good set hours before we came onstage. And we did. Room was full, spirits were high. We had a great time!

Rita Mosss came out first around 12:30 and man did they do a great set! They started and finished as they were playing one big track consisting of many songs… amazing! Their drummer Dimitrios hit so hard that he broke the floor tom at some point, but didn’t stop (two guys fixed it in the meantime). Fucking flawless! Fantastic bass/drums duo noise-punk madness, I loved every fucking minute of their set. I really wish we had more bands like this back home. Now that would make our local gigs a lot less awkward…

Halfway through their set I just brought my phone out and shot a little video, fully aware that it will both sound and look like turd… but I had to. Here it is:

Feedbacker came on second and we did our set in front of a very cool crowd, I really hope that everyone was having a good time. I know we did!

Friend of Gods were third on the bill. They play a very energetic blend of math rock and punk. You should check them out! They are also really, really cool blokes and it’s super fun to be around them. We’re definitely going to join forces again in Athens and I really hope I can bring them to Sofia sometime soon.

Autumn Acid got onstage and then things got really heavy. They sound huge! And a lot better than the last time I saw them in Serbia, where the sound was a bit fucked up. They play really exciting post-metal sludge thing with growling vocals and weird time signatures. I hope we’ll have more to write home about very soon with them, but I won’t talk much until I know shit’s being done for sure. But, man, what a band they are!

After the show we put my wagon to another test – this time it was 6 adults + a dog (Kim) + our gear – and we made it like this to his place. Stratos was an amazing host and I cannot thank him enough for that. We had perfect place to sleep and rest, and his pets are so darn cute it’s almost embarrassing. We got to bed somewhere after 5AM and had a good rest.

In the morning we had a cool chat and a cup of coffee and after that we spent some time wandering around a desolate Thessaloniki, having more coffee and buying useless shit here and there before heading home.

Now that’s a really huge gig report, but I had so much to tell, and believe me when I tell you this is the short version. Thanks to all wonderful bands we shared a stage with in Bulgaria and Greece and hope to see you guys somewhere down the road very soon!

* P.S. I stole this headline (“Three days of noise”) from Rita Mosss & Friend of Gods. Sorry guys, it was too good not to!

Shentov | Feedbacker