Silesia, Poland’s hardcore punks from CASTET will be touring Europe from May 29th to June 10th. Some gigs are already confirmed, but the booking is still on! Joining them in their van will be AFTER LAUGHTER! All in all it’s 8 of them + a driver. They play in clubs, bars, squats, basements, garages & open air picnics. They are looking for gigs in Germany, Italy, France, Austria, and Czech Republic (no Scandinavian countries or the UK this time). Contact them via their official Facebook profile.
Castet members are known from their activity in HC/Punk scene from late 80s/early 90s. Their singer Fakir started his Enigmatic Records in 1989 – one of the first
independent record labels in Poland; he is also former member of legendary HC/punk outfit 7 Godzin Snu; other guys are past or current members of Braindead, Minority,
7 Godzin Snu, Repress, Koyaanisqatsi, Wzajemna Pewnosc Zniszczenia etc.; they are involved in booking shows, they did fanzines in the past, they are dedicated till death…
Drawing their influences from bands like JFA, SOIA, The Stupids, Warzone, YOT, BGK, WHN?, Infest, GG Allin, The Accused, Minor Threat, Go!, Terveet Kadet,
Poison Idea, DRI, Code Of Honor, Negative Approach, COC, Sheer Terror, Articles Of Faith, Negazione, Heresy, Adolescents ( to name just a few) they play fast, short
songs in the vein of early 80s style. The lyrics are about fun, hardcore, punk, scene, hate, girls and drinking. Not so serious and just for fun.
They started in 2003 and apart from playing with many Polish hc/punk bands, they also played gigs with bands like Poison Idea, Another Breath, The Accused,
Dayglo Abortions, Golers, Mental, Justice, Verse, Come Closer, Endstand, Face The Fact, John Ball, Thema 11 or Lights Out, Righteous Jams, True Colors, B.U.S.H..
They have song on the new international HC/Punk compilations: “Global Uprising” CD released by War Dog Records from Detroit, USA. (34 bands in total, from USA & UK
to Hawaii & South Africa). They are also on many Polish comps; they sold first pressing of 1st CD very quickly which is very rare now in Poland.
They also did a small tour in Germany & Holland in 2006. Castet is maybe the first band in Poland which is accepted by all kinds of public – punx, crusties, skinheads,
thrashers, SE kids, even by young emo girls which could be their daughters…. / punk.by