Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Still Standing Gig in Flanders

While our guys were having fun in Rome, our comrades from Flanders (Belgium) were preparing to make a come back with a gig on 12th of January, 2019. The place is Bruges - the medieval gem of Flanders. Some often refer to it as the Venice of the North and they are right. The city has this unique medieval charm and attracts tourists from all over the world. None ever regretted their travelling decision!

Flanders followed the tradition of organizing nationalist gigs and this year they surprised us with an interesting line-up. Among the faces, we already knew from the parties in Bulgaria during the previous years, this time the guests were able to see Kriegsberichter (GER) and Green Arrows (IT). But before we go on the details about the venue and the bands’ performance, let us take a moment to mention a few things about the organizers and the movement in Flanders.

The event was hosted by a couple of friends in a private venue in Bruges. According to what we know from different sources, this was the fiftieth gig they were organizing; without counting the acoustic ones and other small side events like the one for 11th of July, for example. 

In contrary to how things are here in Bulgaria, the government and NGOs are giving their best to suppress the nationalist youth and ban all their activities. However, the guys took an enormous risk and threw an amazing party for everyone attending.

I think you will appreciate learning what one of the organizers had to share with us days before the gig takes place:

“So it all started on a regular Saturday between beers. We were talking about the past and trying to figure out when it was that Belgium had turned silent. From having the infamous skinhead bar “De Kastelein” to all different gigs from different organisations, it has been rather quiet the last years due to smaller and more intimate events, but still, people bring up that nothing ever happens. And this is how the seed was planted, and we said why couldn’t we do it?

We are all from different backgrounds, some have ties with Blood and Honour, others have their own bands or simply enjoy the music. That is why we decided to not make this gig under any banner but instead begin something new. The people here have the power, strength, willingness and motivation to create something more - something new. But for this to happen we need to gather, regroup and get into contact with each other.

The idea of this concert is to yet again try to unite the people under one banner. People are so caught up in their own battles that they are losing sight of what is important. Folk, Faith and Family. But the red thread through all of that is just Unity.

So the plan was there, the intention was there, but we also needed a name. Still Standing is taken from “I’m Still Standing” by Kill, Baby Kill. Not only is the band from Bruges, but this song represents us all. We are still standing, we are still here, they can try to beat us, ban us but we will strike back, and most of all, we will show that we are here to stay!

After a lot of discussion over the date, we decided to have the gig in January. The reason for this is that September, October and November were already packed concert wise, so we decided to do it in January.

And finally, here we are...a few days to go and then it’s D day! We have months of organising behind us, and probably a lot more grey hairs, but we are almost there. The goal is already achieved, knowing that all of you guys will show up and support us!

Let’s raise some hell in Belgium!”

So, the day has come and it was time for us to head to Bruges. We had a couple of drinks together in one of the pubs in the city, then went sightseeing and by the time we were ready, it was already time to go to the venue.

We drove to a private club. The place was spacious enough, with a bar, stage, and a green area outside for the smokers. People were coming in and by the time the first band was on the stage, the venue was full packed with people having fun and laughs. Guys from 28 Hexagone, 28 Vlaanderen, Bruges and the Netherlands were making sure to keep everyone safe and things under control. There were people from all different places; besides the locals, we saw people from France, Sweden, England, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, and other countries.

The gig began around 7:30 PM. First on the stage were Snöfrid. They sang some of their own songs, as well as covers of Ultima Thule and other bands. Second were the Germans from Kriegsberichter. The guys played hate punk tunes and were super energetic and managed to translate some of that energy to the audience. A lot of people from the crowd seem to know the band pretty well and sang along their songs in both German and English.

Third on the stage were Green Arrows. The Italians, who are one of the most talked-about NS hardcore bands making music right now, performed amazingly, delivering one of the night’s heaviest sets. They were well prepared and made the crowd moving. According to what we saw, everyone was enjoying the opportunity to dive into their work.

Shortly after Green Arrows, on the stage, we saw Vit Legion. The guys were entertaining the crowd with their own songs as well as covers of famous English tunes. They had a couple of songs dedicated to the ladies too. Overall, great performance from the guys.

Last, but not least, we saw Whitelaw Unplugged. Benny opened up the show with a short speech noting that it was 21 years ago when the band first of many times they played in Bruges and that it was a pleasure for them to return back and play for us again. Benny, as usual, was creative and had an engaging game for the audience. He needed volunteers to use whistles and recreate the tune for the song he was singing. Many went on the stage and sang along with him. Even though the plan was to let Whitelaw play acoustic, two drummers within the audience took it upon themselves to spice up their performance.

It was quite the evening we spend in the venue in Bruges on Saturday night. The lineup was great and the organizers definitely delivered to our expectations. They provided a great night of fun, great people and friends, and limited-edition merch. We could not ask for more having in mind how hard the local authorities and the media tried to sabotage the whole thing. There were even articles and reports on the national news about us, days before and during the gig took place. However, we had a blast! Hands down for the great job! We look forward to seeing you again!

Report by J.
Source: https://28bulgaria.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Gig in Serbia

20th October, Gig in Serbia

This gig was organized by our Club 28 Serbia. As usually we started to make plan about gig in spring time. Our choice this time was to invite Brainwash from Germany, and Code 291 from Sweden. They accepted and we made deal easy. We arranged also two Serbian bands to play - Iz Revolta and Kristalna Noc. Later we spoke with guys from Czech band Dont Control to play and deal was made. Since the beginning we had good response about this event.

When week of gig finaly came foreign comrades started to come since wednesday,so it was good fun as expected. Friday party was finished and at Saturday morning we had some hot news. One newspaper and tv station were talking about evil nazis gig in Belgrade. Actually, on 20.October was date when Belgrade was liberated from 'occupation forces' in WW2. We didnt even know that we choose perfect day for our gig. Anyway, we didnt care about it too much.

First band to open the gig was Kristalna Noc. They play a lot of their old songs, but also few new ones which will be published on their new up comming album.
Audience was ready for Swedish pride Code 291. Their melodic RAC sound and english lyrics were great accepted by internacional audience. At the end of their set riot police stormed into our hall and gig was stoped. Cops checked ID documents of some guys and left hall, so we could continue with show.

CODE 291

Next band on stage was Iz Revolta. This was promotion of their just released debut cd. Domestic audience really enjoy this band. They also did few cowers from Skrewdriver. It was time for Brainwash. They are real professionals, sound was excelent. Crew in audience had a good fun. They also sing in english so everybody enjoy their music. And they did some Skrewdriver covers in their own style too. Top guys and one of the best bands on scene in my oppinion.

Gig was closed by Czech guys - Dont Control. They did just few songs because of time limit. All in all, this was succesfull event and nice weekend.
There were around 200 people on gig. Once again, thanks to all people which came from Germany, Sweden, Wales, France, Greece, Russia, Bulgaria, Czech, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia. Thanks to all of you for support. 
See you soon on next gig. 828

Exclusive report by Alex

Mistreat Interview

Just a few days before their gig in Bulgaria, we are proud to publish an interview with the Finnish legends Mistreat. Interview is originaly conducted by 28 Bulgaria, published here with their kind permission.

1. Congratulations on your 30 year anniversary on stage! Can you please tell us more about the band; how the idea for it was born; who are the original members and what kind of changes in the lineup it went through the years?
Mistreat was formed 1988 by three friends (Muke, Jönne and Kaitsu). We were childhood friends and somewhere in mid 80ˋs, we started to have some interests for playing music and form a band, instead of doing nothing. We played under different names 1985-1988, started as a punk band, but very soon changed our style to oi-punk and year 1988 it was clear that our style had become to so-called RAC. I guess it was mostly because of the lyrics. People were calling us nazi punks all the time anyway, so it was obvious what happened with the band and itˋs style. Our band was called Synthetical Bastards at the time and we thought it was about the time to change that as well. It sounded too much punk for us… It was a birth of Mistreat.

Original Mistreat line up was:
Muke - vocals, guitar
Kaitsu - bass, vocals
Suikkanen - guitar
Jönne - drums

We havenˋt got much lineup changes during the years. Only second guitarist has been replaced couple times. When original second guitarist quitted 1991, he was replaced by Arska and he played with us 1991-1996, he was replaced by Miika, who played with us 1996-2007 (but had some breaks from playing 2002-2004, then he was replaced by Jose, our current guitarist as well). Our original drummer quitted 2004, he was replaced by Atte our current drummer. When our original bass guitarist quitted 1994, we started to play as a trio Me as a bassist, Jönne drums and Arska second guitar. Year1996 we met Pete (our current bassist), that´s when I jumped back to guitar.
Nowadays I’ m the only original member left, but the current line up of Mistreat had been the same pretty long time now.
Me - Muke, guitar and vocals (since 1988)
Pete - bass and backing vocals (played in Mistreat since1996)
Jose - guitar and backing vocals (played in Mistreat more or less since 2002)
Atte - drums (in Mistreat since 2004)

2. Your new album “Heartless Bastards” is one of the top ones for 2018 and all that waiting for it definitely was worth it. Still, what is the reason you did not release an album for nearly 10 years?
Thanx for your kind words, I appreciate that. Why it took 13 years since the last one? There are a couple of reasons...Normally we released our albums by ourselves but decided after the last one "Never Forgive, Never Forget", it´s no use to make CDs anymore. One moneymaker buys one copy and then makes 1000 copies out of it. We don´t wanna be part of that kind of shit. Better not to make albums at all. Actually, last five years, lots of people all around the world wanted to hear some new Mistreat stuff and when this 30th anniversary of Mistreat was coming on, we decided to make it happen. This time we just didnˋt wanna put it out by ourselves, because of the reason I just mentioned. If someone will make thousands of bootlegs out of it, we donˋt need to care about that much.

3. Mistreat is one of the few bands that still stays true to its style since its beginning. Do you think you are traditionalists or you just believe that if one thing is good enough and everybody likes it, there is no need for a change?

Yes, it´s true we havenˋt changed that much during these 30 years, we still play the same kind of music style with the same kind of lyrics, but the scene has changed pretty much. Back in the 80ˋs, every skinhead band played the same kind of oi-music, now there´s all kind metal music, Viking metal, and NSBM involved in that scene..not even members in the bands are necessarily skinheads. I wouldn´t call us as a traditionalist that way… I guess we´re just stuck in 80´s and early 90´s and can´t even do anything else than music from that era. Our music and lyrics are simple as it was back then, guess we must believe that simplicity then?. So far, people have liked it all over the world, so no need for a change. Iˋm very grateful and happy for that.

4. Finland is a country with numerous skinhouses and your skinheads still keep wearing the traditional outfit from the 80s. Do you encounter problems with the police in relation to the music you make? Have you ever had problems with the authorities during gigs?

Finland is one of the few countries in Europe where it´s pretty easy to make this kind of music and organize gigs without the authorities causing problems. It´s pretty rare that cops would even mind to show up on our gigs. Sometimes they do, but just to check that everything´s ok. They´re not arresting people for having swastika t-shirts etc...Also, we haven't faced any problems here cause of our music, at least problems caused by authorities. Of course, local Antifa clowns are trying their best to snitch to our employers, that we are nazis etc..that normal shit they do, but so far no one cares about that either.

5. Finland is probably one of the countries where you can still see monuments with swastikas. We are also aware of the fact that you have the only Messerschmitt left (not counting Germany) from the WWII. At the same time, you are the only country in the EU where people can see a monument of Lenin. How do the society and your politicians look on history, and especially on the period of the WWII? Do you have a lot of antifascists and are they some kind of a threat to these monuments? Or the nationalist movements in the country at all?

Yes, we have lots of monuments here and this Lenin monument and Lenin Museum as well heh, heh...Our politicians respect our history (at least most of them) and those monuments are part of it. Finland got its independence after Revolution in Russia 1917 and Lenin was the first one as a Bolshevik leader who declared Finland's independence. Guess that's why his monument is still somewhere in Finland. Politicians in general here are still mostly patriots as much as normal average citizens. Everyone respects our history and what this small country has had to endure for centuries. So, when it comes to monuments about winter or continuation wars. Every single one here respects those monuments and those monuments are not scrawled, smashed or vandalized in any kind of way, not even by Antifa clowns... Only monuments those clowns are scrawling are the monuments about Finland's civil war and of course monuments of the white side. Antifa is small organisation here (maybe couple hundred) and they've made a fool out themselves so many times that everyone is laughing at them. Even average people are laughing at them. We have several nationalist movements here and every and each one of them is bigger than any left-wing movement.

6. Do the Finnish people appropriately commemorate one of the greatest heroes in your history - the sniper Simo Häyhä. Do kids study about him in schools? Does the media mentions something about him or they try to avoid the topic?

Oh yes, he was one of the great soldiers fighting against red invaders, but he wasn't the only one. In Finland, there are several men like him who fought in Winter War, Continuation War and in Lapland War, who did similar actions than Simo Häyhä. The majority in Finland respects these veterans and kids are certainly learning in schools about these veterans and about these wars we had to go through. Media is also writing about these wars all the time, but mostly when it´s some sort of commemoration day like 70-years when winter war started etc...i can imagine that year 2019 it´s gonna be 80-years when winter war started, so it´s certainly gonna appear in headlines in every newspapers, tv-news, radio shows and so on...I think last time I heard about Simo Häyhä in media, was early this year when they opened a museum in honor of his memory. Even if the media is pretty much owned by Jews and most of the journalists are left wing, in Finland, it's a kind of different to write about these things. Everyone respects our war heroes, even 99% of left wingers. A reason might be that we as a country did not attack anyone, we just defended our land, it´s territories and its people against this red evil empire.

7. Molotov cocktail was invented in Finland. Can you tell us more about it? What is the story behind it and the reason for its invention? 

Oh yes. Some people might say that it was invented in Spanish civil war 1936, but it´s not the same thing. It was actually invented in Finland before the Winter War and it was named after Soviet foreign minister Vjatseslav Molotov. The reason why they named this for Molotov cocktail is that Molotov had been saying that Soviet bombers are not bombing Finland by bombs, only with food aid packages..heh... (by the way, In one of our songs we are singing - Njet molotov, njet molotov, you lied more than bobrikov...). so it was like a gift back to him from Finnish people. The reason it was invented is simple. We as a small nation at the time didn't have enough ammunition/anti-tank weapons against Soviet tanks (cause they were so many), so we were forced to come up with something. The recipe was simple. A little bit of petrol, rubbing alcohol and some tar for getting some smoke as well. It worked like hell. Winter war lasted only 105 days and the Soviet Union Lost almost 2000 tanks during that time. About 500 of those were caused by molotov cocktails.

8. Some of your lyrics are directed against Russia. What do you think of the Russian people and in particular, what is your opinion about the Russian nationalists nowadays? We saw a few of them who had come to support you at the gig in Helsinki. Is it possible that the hostility between two nations can be put behind our backs in the name of a united Europe; at times when we need to be stronger than ever?

To be honest, our lyrics against Russians are not lyrics against Russians at all. Those songs we are singing are old propaganda songs from winter/continuation war (like this njet molotov, for example) and those got nothing to do with normal Russian people. We don't have anything against Russians as a people and as a matter of fact, we have Russian friends as well, so if there were some hostilities between these two nations? from my opinion it´s over now. We hate only politics they had in 30´s and 40´s and the fact, that they started the winter war without any provocation by Finns and the fact, that they stole a little part of our country, which we would like to have back. My opinion about Russian nationalists? Have to remember that there's all kind of nationalists in Russia and they´re all fighting for different purposes, but at least those I know from St. Petersburg and Moscow are exactly like we are and also fighting for pretty much the same causes that we are. So I see us as friends and not like enemies anymore.

9. Helsinki is one of the whitest northern capitals. However, several years ago, when the boom of the immigration wave happened, many Finns came out on the streets to protest against the illegals who wanted to enter your country. And as far as we remember, there was also a blockage of the border. During that same time, a new organization emerged - “Sons of Odin”. Can you tell us more about them? Who they are? Are they really nationalists or just puppets of the government? Also, what the politicians and society think of the immigrants from Asia and Africa?

I only know about these "Sons of Odin" that they were/are just concerned citizens, who just got worried about what happened around them. Rape waves, murders, etc...they wanted to protect their women, children and their childhood neighbourhood from these middle east animals. Because the government didn't do a shit (even if it was obvious what was happening), they decided to do something. Some of the members are nationalists, some of them are skinheads and some of them just "normal fathers". In my society average people like more Asians than Africans, cause Asians are normally working 100% and they stick with their own race. You can't say the same thing with Africans and even politicians know that but canˋt admit it. Maybe because they are making pretty good money out of this "immigrant crisis". Those thousands of Somalians who came to Finland already in late 80ˋs, only 4% of them are working. Tells me a lot about their mentality...What makes anyone think that these new coming animals are any better? They´ve had already proved them otherwise by raping and stealing...So, Everyone knows these people are cockroaches, parasites, rats... Politicians won't tell that loud out cause they are making money out of it. Money that comes from normal hard working peoples asses, who needs to pay for their party. So, people are angry and Organizations like "Sons of Odin" will be more, sure about that. Even if our government is working pretty hard to ban all kind of organizations, that smells even a little bit of nationalism.

10. You have a song dedicated to the American Hammerskins and the gig in Helsinki was co-organized by both organizations. As far as we know, the Finnish skinheads are in good relationships with some moto clubs as well. Are you members of any organization or political party?

Yes, in Finland we are and have always been in good relationships with some mc clubs. We visit their parties and they visit our parties as well. Don´t know why it´s like that? but it started already in 80ˋs... Guess we both are some kind of violent groups who like to drink and have fun and we respect each other that way. B&H and Hammers/Crew 38 in Finland are actually sharing the same clubhouse and they are cooperating all the time. We are good friends with both organizations, but personally, we´re not members of any of these organizations or political parties. We support them both with different activities and do the same thing with some political movements, but that's about it.

11. Most of your songs are in English and even during the gig in Helsinki you sang in English. Is there a reason for that?

When we started in 80´s, we only sang in Finnish, but the scene in Finland was pretty small at the time. Have to remember that Finland was a small country and it still is a small country. Only 5.5 million people are living here and if here´s nowadays ca.1000 skinheads here, back in the eighties we were under 100 skinheads in the whole country. We decided to make some "test songs" in English, so maybe other skinheads around the world could understand what we are singing. We understood that pretty soon that maybe it´s better to continue with English, but also won't forget to make some songs in Finnish once in a while. Mostly those Finnish songs are about winter/continuation war or just drinking and fighting songs.

12. Mistreat is a band that more than once has performed on stages across the ocean. Will you tell us more about the places you have been? Is the atmosphere different compared to the European one?

Yes we have played in most of the European countries and in northern America several times (New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Minnesota, Atlanta, etc...) and now we just came back from Brazil, so list for the countries we've played is kind of big. Easier to say countries we havenˋt been playing. Those countries in Europe we havenˋt been playing but would like to visit are at least Portugal, Ukraine and Serbia. But yes, the American audience is not that different compared to the European audience and in my eyes, they are just Europeans living in America. Of course, people in west coast are a little bit more relaxed than in east coast, up in north people are exactly like we are and in the south, they are like we plus southern mentality/hospitality and that is something unique. Gigs are exactly like anywhere else in Europe, but they might have some other activities during the day also like strong man contests, etc... Which I think is just fun.

13. Final words for your Bulgarian fans. What should we expect from you in November?

Thanx to you for showing some interests for our band. iˋm flattered and happy to still have this opportunity to keep on playing. feeling privileged to travel around the world, feeling honoured that people still keep coming to our shows. This is our first time in Bulgaria and we're really looking forward to visiting/playing in your country. Promise to give you the best of us and hopefully you won't be disappointed. Thank you already in advance.

14. Thank you for your time. We look forward to seeing you!

You support us, we support you.
See you soon brothers and sisters.
Best regards from the land of the thousands of lakes!

Thursday, 1 November 2018

LÉGIÓ HUNGÁRIA - rally in Budapest/Hungary

LÉGIÓ HUNGÁRIA – Commemoration and protest in Budapest on 23rd of October 2018

     On October 23, 1956 the Hungarian folk rose up against the communist regime and the oppression of the Sovietunion. The events started with peaceful protests but later in the evening the communist State Protection Authority attacked the protesters and shot on them so the protests turned to an armed revolution. The uprising was suppressed with the help of the outnumbered Red Army on 4th of November 1956. In every year it’s a duty to all Hungarian nationalist to remember to the one of the most heroic historical event in Hungary.

     This year the only nationalist commemoration in Budapest, which was independent of any kind of political party, was organized by Légió Hungária. Our new movement is formed by members or ex-members of different other organizations, by people who are active in the scene long years ago. Unfortunately the nationalist rising has been manipulated by those who are more addicted to a "seat in the parliament" than a true national renaissance.  Because of that we -young activists- decided to take the harder road - building a new movement that will start again the battle from the streets of our cities and villages. Without being blind we will support all the policies - it doesn't matter from where they will come from - in favour of the traditions. At the same time we will be strongly opposing against every policy that won't take care of the national interests. That's why we decided to build up a movement rather than a political party, that would be surely engaged in the useless race to get one more seat in the parliament without considering the real needs of our people and nation.

     Beside that our event was a commemoration it was a protest too against the oppression of the European Union. The main slogan was: Our Europe is not your Union. The gathering of the participants wasin the city center on the Ferenciek square. Here  approximately 250 people stood in lines and started their march over the Danube river from Pest to Buda. During the disciplined march we were shouting different slogans like “Ria-ria Hungaria”, “Neighter red nor blue, we don’t need this Union”, “Europe is not this Union”, “ ‘56”... After this 30-40 minutes long march we arrived to the scene of the commemoration, to a statue under the Buda hills. The first speaker was Zsolt Tyirityán the leader of Betyársereg. Beside other topics, he explained in his speech that for him people like Imre Nagy (Hungarian prime minister during the revolution who was a communist, he only wanted to reform the system but never change it. He got arrested and finally sentenced to death by the new communist power after the revolution got failed.) or any other „reform-communists” aren’t heroes, but the real heroes were those armed revolutionaries, who proved to the Red Army and the Soviet soldiers that we are a kind of nation here in the Carpathian Basin, who have the love of freedom and defend of the Fatherland in our genes.

     The second speaker of the event Béla Incze, the member of the Légió Hungária’s leadership, emphasized in his speech that the biggest deeds in history was always brought off by small number of people as only a few people are brave enough for that. Just like the revolutionars in 1956, a small number of brave people took the guns in hands and fought against the outnumbered enemy. He highlighted that the so-called “national radicalism” in Hungary is dead. It did all what it could in 2006 or in 2010, but nowdays is obsolete, is dead. He appointed to build up a new stratum of the nationalist which rejects both intellectual and physical undemanding, which in all cases able to suit the challenge of the modern age.

     At the end of the ceremony we placed our wreath and hundreds of candles by the statue, all together shouted our slogan “Ria-ria Hungaria!” and sang our national anthem. To sum it up, the first public event of Légió Hungária we had was a succesful and dignified commemoration. We are very proud of it and looking forward to the news tasks and challenges in the future.

Report by Herbert Hansen

Monday, 15 October 2018

Upcoming Kriegsberichter vol. 8

After few years of silence, the one and the only WP video magazine will be back with a bang shortly. Interviews with: Paul Swain (last 4 skins guitarist/ex Skrewdriver), Frenchy (ex-Skrewdriver, Flathead 33), Tom Metzger (WAR), Fortress, Oidoxie, Mistreat, Bound For Glory, Lone American activist and possibly much more… + tons of music videos from Skrewdriver, No Remorse, Trollfront, The Oppressed (!), Random Skrewdriver facts, Skullhead, Para Elite, Made in Pori (shortfilm, a pisstake of Made in Britain/Meantime, made in 1991), Battle Zone (official music video by AinaSkin in 1991), IC1, Code 291, C18 activities in Finland + much much more. Due out before Yule 2018. 
For further information, please visit: https://ainaskindvds.blogspot.com/

Demonstration in Lublin/Poland

Lublin, Poland - the role model city! On Saturday, October 13th, 2018, a homosexual demonstration called “march of equality “ and counter demonstration went through the Lublin city center. Football fans, patriotic groups and large amount of city inhabitants showed up at castle square to show their resistance and fight for normality. 

Despite the information told by the city mayor ,that in case of any danger or threat the march will stop immediately ,none of these happened. Ordinary people in a large number showed up to resist the sick propaganda of leftist society. After all, 21 people were arrested, which 16 is still held in a local jail. Lublin gave a great example how to fight for normality and is first city in Poland to show such a great resistance and attitude against homo propaganda.

Report by Polish Hooligans

            Thanks to Big P. for the translation

The 25th Ian Stuart Memorial

The 25th Ian Stuart Memorial took place in Northern England on the 21st and 22nd of September. Despite the repressive attempts and sabotage of the UK government, more than 300 people managed to reach the place where the gig was hosted and honored the memory of our founder.

The first evening, as usual, on the stage we saw ballad performers, all known faces, including band members from Brutal Attack, Blackout and Whitelaw. Besides from playing their own songs, they also covered some of Ian Stuart’s ballads. And, of course, the new songs of Blackout “Blood and Honour” did not remain unnoticed!

On Saturday, more and more people kept coming while at the same time, we were receiving information that some of our brothers and sisters where held on the border and checked by police as they were some sort of criminals. As a result, many were not even allowed in the country!

One of the most disturbing things that weekend was the case with our comrades from the Netherlands. They were restrained for over 26 hours on the border between France and the United Kingdom. After release, they were sent back home just because they were going to a gig hosted by Blood and Honour, an organization banned in Germany, Spain, and Russia. What do our Dutch comrades have in common with those aforementioned countries no one even bothered to explain.

However, let us get back to the gig. Around 5 PM Stevie went on the stage and announced the start. He played a few well-familiar ballads and right after his performance, we were able to see a tribute band playing the songs of legendary English bands. Then we saw another tribute band (comprised of band members from Embers of an Empire and March or Die) which this time sang songs of No Remorse. Afterwards, Blackout from Wels entered the stage and for a millionth time, they prove to be one of the best bands from the Kingdom.

Once Blackout sang their last song, on the stage we saw the veterans Squadron. A year after their official return, one of the first skinhead bands demonstrated class and performed amazingly. In fact, very soon, we are expecting to hear their first album in years!

The next band was Whitelaw; we had them over in November last year. And once again, Benny did not cheat on his style to speak between every song, trying to motivate the crowd. The culmination was when the guys asked for a minute of silence and soon after it, we heard speeches playing in honor of Ian Stuart.

Finally, it was time to see one of the most iconic bands in our scene - Brutal Attack. This time they surprised us with new songs from their latest album “21 Rockers”. Before the song “Tales of Glory”, Ken turned to Benny from Whitelaw who was close by and said that he is dedicating this song to him due to his words before the minute of silence.

The last band for the night was Legittima Offesa. Our Italian brothers need no introduction from us. They kept the crowd entertained with their traditional Italian RAC sound. Unfortunately, Dirlewanger from Sweden could not play that night as their vocalist was unwell and was advised not to perform. However, the two-day-long festival went by in a friendly atmosphere. As a tradition, this year again we camped on the spot near the venue.

After nearly 3 days spent with our friends from all around Europe, the time came to say goodbye, but of course, not for long because we will meet each other again on another event organized by our comrades from Blood and Honour. No matter how hard the government and authorities try to sabotage or even ban us, they will never succeed because we have something they do not - unwavering spirit and faith in the final victory. 828!

* Photo shooting was prohabited during the event

Source: https://28bulgaria.blogspot.com