Wednesday 29 January 2014

***DEATH OF ANNA KARINA exclusive interview***

GenresPunk / Noise Rock / Post-Hardcore / Screamo
Related artistsOrnaments, By All Means, Lady Tornado, Mourn, No Somos Nada,
                       Society of Jesus, La Ceneri and La Quiete.
CountryCarpi/Correggio, ITALY
Years Active1999-present
Song: "Sparate Sempre Prima Di Strisciare"
Album: "Lacrima Pantera"
Year: 2011
Label(s): Slave Union / Heroine Records / Unhip Records / Tannen Records / Mashnote /
               Life Of Hate Records / To Lose La Track / Shove Records / Blinde Proteus
This post's artist is from the January 2014 Mix. This is track #1.
You can download the January 2014 Mix#1 right here.
For fans ofKaospilot, Yage, Orchid, The Flying Worker, La Parade, Loftus, Refused,
                  Sed Non SatiataThe Plot To Blow Up The Eiffel Tower, La Mantra De Fhiqria,
                  Third MemoryThe Blood Brothers, La QuieteReversal Of Man12XU, Raein,
                  Baton RougeTrapdoor Fucking ExitDaitro, VauxJR Ewing, Danse Macabre
                  and Envy aka PROPER Screamo.

THE DEATH OF ANNA KARINA was quite the enigma for almost a decade (for me, at least). They shared a member with La Quiete, which made me buy the album right away...back in 2002. The self-titled album was a caustic romp through European screamo and Orchid-worship territory, which obviously sent me into a frenzy. This was back before band stuff was plastered around the internet, so after obsessing over the band I basically was unable to find anything besides their split with The Flying Worker and the 'Death Of Anna Karina' LP.

Fast forward 8 years and I'm looking around random blogs and I see the band has a new LP and split with Chambers. What?!?!?! Needless to say, I was excited as all hell. I downloaded it immediately and sat back expecting unrelenting chaos with politically charged lyrics. Instead I got the new DOAK, post-hardcore meets epic prog-rock. I was shocked at first, but their new style grew on me quickly. The old material was screamy and blistering hardcore while the new is groove-based prog-rock with slight remnants of screamo. It's much more layered and structured, with almost no chaotic parts. Instead, the band builds some pretty thick soundscapes that are extremely catchy, deep and driving. The throaty screams and wails are a thing of the past, as the new vocals lie more in the Dominic and later La Quiete sound, which is more of the gruff European yellin'. The band also incorporates some serious sass and attitude (sassitute?), especially on the self titled album with tracks like "You Are My Cannibal" and a few newer songs like the throwback-heavy-and-screamy "E Poi Niente". Check it all out below and be sure to read the interview!

As I just stated, I was able to email-interview Alessandro from the band, who was really nice and answered my questions even though English isn't his first language.


Click )==>here<==( to download the band's complete discography in mp3 form.

2002 - The Death Of Anna Karina cd/12"LP

2003 - The Flying Worker Split 7"
2003 - The Microwave Says To The Pacemaker Compilation 2x7"

2006 - New Liberalistic Pleasures cd/12"LP

2011 - Lacrima/Pantera cd/12"LP

2013 - Dicotomia - Chambers Split 12"LP (stream/donate/download here)


(2002) THE DEATH OF ANNA KARINA - "Mission" (from 'The Death Of Anna Karina')

(2003) THE DEATH OF ANNA KARINA - "Castration" (from 'The Flying Worker' split)

(2003) THE DEATH OF ANNA KARINA - "Love and Anti-Christ" (from 'The Microwave Says to the Pacemaker' split)

(2011) THE DEATH OF ANNA KARINA - "Sparate Sempre Prima Di Strisciare" (from 'Lacrima/Pantera')

(2013) THE DEATH OF ANNA KARINA - "Nero" (from 'Chambers' split)


THE DEATH OF ANNA KARINA out-of-print discography mp3 download / additional links

EVERYTHING but the new split (download here)


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