04 May 2008 ~ Comments Off on New website and news letter

New website and news letter

Welcome to our new website! This site is online since a couple of days now and we're very happy with all the positive reactions we've had so far. It is still not completely finished, but you can check more than you could ever do on our myspace: Tour reports, shows, reviews, photo’s, subscribe to our RSS-feed, order T-shirts, hoodies, girlies, albums, etc. And on the new website you can comment on news items, reports, reviews, interviews, everything without having to register or anything. Please, feel free to leave a comment, we’d appreciate it! A lot of thanks to Suzette (www.hi-fibre.com) and our own Riekus for creating this website.

Yesterday we also sent out a brand new news letter. If you want to sign up for it please send us an email. Below you can find some high lights from it:

If you want to order our album, we have some “Special Offers” for you: old & new album = 15 euro, album & T-shirt/girlie = 15 euro. From now on you can also go to www.interpunk.com to order our new album on both vinyl and CD.

Speaking of reviews, we’re getting back more and more of them and they keep amazing us. Even people in Germany seem to be able to enjoy our music, how’s that? Some quotes:

8.5/10 Antillectual has every right in the world to be mentioned among bands like THE LOVED ONES, A WILHELM SCREAM or AGAINST ME! When listening to "Testimony" you realize how much heart those guys put into writing and composing. You get the feeling of holding a record in your hands that European punkrock can pin its hope on. (Slam Magazine (ger))

The Nijmegen and Arnhem based Antillectual is possibly Holland’s hardest working punkrock band. The frequent playing caused Antillectual’s growth into a determined, politically aware punkrock machine. (Oor (nl))

With the current lack of serious substance in mind, Testimony is a release that definitely should be cherished. (Fret Magazine (nl))

97/100 Punk has seldom sounded so inspired. An album for the year lists! I doubt the new Anti-Flag album will be a match for this album. (Up Magazine (nl))

88/100 A band that spreads its message with this much passion and integrity and, on top of that, is a treat for the ear, what else could one wish for? How beautiful punkrock can be sometimes. (Punx.nl (nl))

Where most bands try it, Antillectual does it and makes it look really easy. A true parade of different punk rock styles. (Asice.net (nl))

8/10 Testimony is more than just a very good album. It’s a labour of love, with songs that are not merely entertainment, but which also carry a message. (Disagreement.net (lux))

Antillectual convinces me totally. This is one of the best punk/hardcore releases in recent months. (Dedication.it (ita))

Testimony is undoubtedly an incredibly coherent and meticulously thought out piece of music. (Lamette.it (ita))

This is a band that does the walk instead of doing the talk. And we don't have too much of this today. (Misfitzine (por))

If you have a zine or know a zine that should feature a review, get in touch with us and we might be able to arrange something. You can check the complete reviews we received here.

Because of the release of our album “Testimony” we did several (online) interviews. You can find some of those here:
KD Cobain (Italy, in English and Italian)
Bobby In A Volvo (Belgium, English)
Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll (Italy, Italian)
All interviews we’ve ever done will also be available on our website.

We just got back from our tour through Scandinavia a couple of days ago and on our myspace you could read some reports from that trip. You can find the complete written report here and check some pictures here. And long awaited: here is a diary of how we recorded “Testimony” in August of last year. All other tour videos are still to be found there too, you can subscribe yourself to our account too.

And if just coming back from a tour isn’t enough, we’re preparing two new ones at that. This time we’re going back to places we’ve been before: Germany, Austria, Italy and France. There’s still some dates left open and we would really appreciate your help since the dates are coming closer and closer:

Fr June 13 Germany, Regensburg, Jahninselfest. W/ The Gaslight Anthem
Sa June 14 Germany, Zwiesel, Jugendcafe
Su June 15 Slovenia/Austria – Available!
Mo June 16 Slovenia/Austria – Available!
Tu June 17 Italy/Austria – Available!
We June 18 Italy – Available!
Th June 19 Italy – Available!
Fr June 20 France – Available!
Sa June 21 Lux/Fr/Ger – Available!
Su June 22 Holland, Steenwijk, Trashfest

We Jul 16 Germany: Available!
Th Jul 17 Austria: Available!
Fr Jul 18 Austria: Vienna, Arena. w/ Supernichts
Sa Jul 19 Italy: Carpenedolo. Extreme Sounds Festival
Su Jul 20 Italy/France: Available!
Mo Jul 21 France: Available!

We also get the luck to play some of the coolest shows the upcoming months including very nice festivals. Yesterday we already played with Strike Anywhere, Agnostic Front, Madball and many more (great) bands on the Jera on Air festival in Ysseltsteyn, the Netherlands. May 17 we will be playing the Give It a Name festival in Milano, Italy. The festival features (great) bands like Strike Anywhere, Story of the Year, Silverstein, Vanilla Sky and again many more. We’ll also be playing on the Jahninselfest in Regensburg together with The Gaslight Anthem and the Trashfest in Steenwijk in June, the Mystage fest in Drachten, the Funtime fest in October and the Offshore Skatefest in August, both in Belgium. On top of that we have some more awesome shows with Strike Anywhere, Story of the Year, Brat Pack and The Real Danger. If you want to help us out with a show, you’re very welcome. We’re always looking for shows!

That's it for now, enjoy the weather!

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