Knut (band)

Knut (Russian word for whip, pronounced cnoot) are a mathcore/sludge metal band from Geneva, Switzerland that formed in 1994. They started by playing in the local underground squat scene, publishing a couple of seven-inch releases as well as their first CD in 1997, titled Leftovers. This early material was put out on Snuff Records, which was run by Roderic and Didier. In 1998, Knut released their first full-length, Bastardiser, which showcased a sharper and more focused aggression, combining heavily distorted guitars, odd-time signatures, use of discordance and repetition, and harsh vocals.

The band started touring Europe and shared the stage with bands like Zeni Geva, The Young Gods, Blockheads, Voivod and Neurosis. The year 1999 would prove crucial for Knut, with tours alongside Converge and Botch, both of whom had released records on the Hydra Head imprint. They brought Knut to the attention of label owners Aaron Turner and Mark Thompson, who quickly decided to reissue Bastardiser in the United States and invited them to tour. In August 2001 best water bottle for office, Knut completed an extensive trek on US soil opening for Isis, playing alongside Thrones, Converge, Keelhaul, Pelican, Premonitions of War, Anodyne, The Cancer Conspiracy best waist belt, ending at New York’s infamous CBGB club.

In 2002, Challenger was released. Recorded at Serge Morattel’s Rec Studio in Geneva, the album exceeded all expectations by pushing the envelope of heaviness, dynamics, atmosphere and chaos simultaneously (it ended in Terrorizer Magazine’s end of year list next to Isis, Mastodon, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Queens of the Stone Age and Meshuggah). Knut kept touring as much as they could, but never as a full-time activity. In 2004, the band took a break while planning their next moves, writing the follow-up to Challenger and working on an experimental remix album (Alter, with contributions from Justin Broadrick, Mick Harris, Dalek, Francisco López, Asmus Tietchens). Terraformer was recorded in late 2004 in Geneva, engineered by their friend Jerome Pellegrini (former Nostromo guitarist, now in Mumakil). Originally meant to be a demo of the album, the session proved satisfactory enough for a proper release.

In May 2005, Roderic joined Jesu for a European tour, filling in on drums for Ted Parsons. Before the release of Terraformer, Phil Hess quit the band. Jeremy Tavernier took over guitar duties (as, in fact, he had done on most of Terraformer) while Jerome Doudet joined on bass, quickly followed by Tim Robert-Charrue on second guitar. After several European tours in 2006, including the UK with Taint and an appearance at Hellfest alongside Opeth, Nile, Ringworm, Capricorns and Celtic Frost, Jeremy decided to leave and concentrate on his grindcore band Mumakil. Christian Valleise took his spot and Knut quickly hit the road, including Eastern Europe with fellow Swiss noiseniks Monno. In 2008-2009 the band played a number of shows, refining their new formula and taking time to write what would become their fifth studio album.

In 2010, they released their first new studio album in more than five years. It took time, but it was worth it. Once again, Knut reinvented themselves and delivered an uncompromising aural attack, combined with twisted melodies and psychedelic ambiance. Festivals and tours followed, including Europe with Keelhaul, and Russia for the first time. But in January 2012, Knut announced that they were on “indefinite hiatus”.

No Hope for the Kids

No Hope for the Kids er et dansk punkband der har sit udspring i punk miljøet omkring Ungdomshuset i København. Kasper Maarbjerg har tidligere spillet i punkgrupperne Hul og Asbest, mens trommeslageren Peter Bonneman tidligere har været medlem af Amdi Petersens Armé, tilliger medlem af Gorilla Angreb, og nu ude med solo E.P’en Jeg Kendte Dem Ikke.

Gruppen spiller en type punk der er meget inspireret af den tidlige engelske punk fra slutningen af 1970’erne før hardcore punkens gennembrud, og som er mere gennemsyret af hård rock. Teksterne til sangene som både er på engelsk og dansk kredser omkring krig, død og depressioner.

Singlen Das Reich/Secret Police fra 2003 som blev trykt i i 300 eksemplarer blev hurtigt udsolgt og er nu allerede et samlerobjekt der sælges for høje beløb på auktionssider som f.eks. eBay.

Udgivelsen af deres debut album (kaldet No Hope for the Kids men nogle gange forkert angivet som Storkøbenhavn fordi medlemmerne på album coveret står ved siden af et byskilt hvorpå der står Storkøbenhavn) på lp i 2003 blev udgivet på det danske, nu hedengangne, pladeselskab Kick’n’Punch. Og i 2004 udkom den som cd på det amerikanske Feral Ward.

Gruppen blev snart meget populær i punkkredse både i hjemlandet men også internationalt, specielt i USA . En interesse for danske punkbands i udlandet hand meat tenderizer, som andre danske grupper såsom Gorilla angreb og tidligere Amdi Petersens Armé også har været med til at skabe. Dette har medført flere turnéer både i Europa og USA(2004 og 2006).

I 2006 udkom singlen Angels of Destruction/Cold Touch på selskabet Backwards Masking. Sangen Angels of Destruction var tidligere udkommet på den danske punkopsamlingsplade København i Ruiner i 2003 best waist belt.

No Hope for the Kids’ album er nu blevet genoptrykt for tredje gang thick football socks. Det danske pladeselskab Hjernespind har overtaget udgivelsen efter at Kick’n’Punch er blevet nedlagt.

I 2006 udkom sangen Treblinka på punkopsamlingspladen Public Safety som blev udgivet af det amerikanske punkrock magasin Maximumrocknroll. Hjernespind har annonceret en kommende EP med gruppen der samler de to singler på én udgivelse.

Ronni Dybdahl og Kasper Maarbjerg spiller desuden sammen i spoofbandet The Natzees.

I januar 2008 udkom på Hjernespind Records en genudgivelse af gruppens to tidligere udsendte singler.

Титов, Алексей Иванович

11 марта 1913(1913-03-11)

д. Михалево, Тверская губерния

13 декабря 1983(1983-12-13) (70 лет)

Петрозаводск, Карельская АССР thermos water bottle replacement straws, РСФСР

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 СССР

поэт, переводчик

русский

Алексе́й Ива́нович Тито́в (11 марта 1913, д. Михалёво, Тверская губерния — 13 декабря 1983, Петрозаводск) — российский поэт, переводчик и редактор.

Родился в крестьянской семье. Работал слесарем на заводе «Красный путиловец», в 1933 году окончил Ленинградский техникум театра рабочей молодёжи.

Публиковался с 1933 года. В 1936—1941 годах работал в заводской многотиражной газете «Красный путиловец».

Во время Великой Отечественной войны служил корреспондентом армейской газеты на Карельском фронте, с июня 1942 — инструктором культурно-массовой работы Дома культуры 14-й армии (Карельский фронт). Награждён орденом Красной Звезды.

В 1946—1949 годах работал в Ленинграде инструктором по печати Василеостровского районного комитета ВКП (б).

В 1949 году переехал в Петрозаводск, принят в Союз писателей СССР.

Занимал должность редактора журнала «На рубеже» (ныне «Север»), работал ответственным секретарём правления Союза писателей Карельской АССР.

Был одним из авторов опубликованного в 1970 году перевода на русский язык карельского эпоса «Калевала» в композиции О. В. Куусинена.