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31 May 2011 ~ Comments Off on Summer Euro Tour with Boysetsfire, Fall Tour with Static Radio NJ

Summer Euro Tour with Boysetsfire, Fall Tour with Static Radio NJ

A short update to remind you of our summer tour throughout all of Europe. On most dates we will support Boysetsfire on their reunion tour together with Letlive. Please come early, we will play first! Get in touch for the “availables” through Check our new album and all other music at

European tour with Boysetsfire

JUN 9 DE Ulm, Panda Bar
JUN 10 DE Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Youth Club Hängematte. w/ Tim Vantol
JUN 11 DE Weimar, Gerber 3. w/ the Toyotas, The Detectors
JUN 13 AT Wiener Neustadt, Bandhouse
JUN 14 HU Budapest, A38. w/ Boysetsfire, Letlive
JUN 15 PL Bielsko-Biala, Backstage. w/ Boysetsfire, Letlive
JUN 16 CZ Prague, Akropolis. w/ Boysetsfire, Letlive
JUN 17 CZ Sedlcany, Rosa Festival w/ Queens of Everything, Just For Being (show time: 18h)
JUN 17 DE Zwiesel, Jugendcafé. w/ BHF (show time: 23h)
JUN 18 DE Leipzig, Conne Island. w/ Boysetsfire, Letlive
JUN 20 DE Nürnberg, Hirsch. w/ Boysetsfire, Letlive
JUN 21 AT Innsbruck, Weekender. w/ Boysetsfire, Letlive
JUN 22 IT Gorizia, Pieffe Factory. w/ Boysetsfire, Letlive
JUN 23 IT Milano, Magnolia. w/ Boysetsfire, Letlive
JUN 24 DE Saarbrucken, Rites of Summer Festival /Garage. w/ Boysetsfire, Filter, Caliban, Parachutes
JUN 25 DE Frankfurt, Batschkapp. w/ Boysetsfire Letlive – SOLD OUT
JUN 26 NL Amsterdam, Melkweg. w/ Boysetsfire Letlive
JUN 27 UK London, Islington Academy. w/ Boysetsfire
JUN 28 UK Manchester, Moho Live. w/ Boysetsfire, Failsafe
JUN 29 BE Antwerpen, Trix. w/ Boysetsfire, Valient Thorr
JUN 30 NL Breda, Mezz. w/ Boysetsfire
JUL 1 DE Frankfurt, Batschkapp. w/ Boysetsfire – SOLD OUT

Check the Facebook event for updates about this tour.

Other tours/shows/festivals

Of course we have more plans and shows scheduled. We have some really awesome shows/festivals coming this summer. In October we will tour Europe with our old buddies in Static Radio and we will tour the UK around our first ever Scottish show in December. Get in touch for bookings!

Jul 30 DE Bausendorf, Riez Open Air Festival. w/ Bouncing Souls, Strung Out, Polar Bear Club, Stick to Your Guns, Man Overboard, The Blackout Argument, Tim Vantol, A Traitor Like Judas, more
Aug 8 NL Uden, De Pul. W/ A Wilhelm Scream
Aug 12 DE Hillentrup, Hillentroopers Festival (Papiermühle)
Aug 13 DE Dusseldorf, Philipshalle. w/ Rise Against, Templeton Pek
Aug 27 DE Trier, Jupitair (Exhaus). w/ Jupiter Jones, Bakkushan, Ghost of Tom Joad
Sept 29-Oct 16 Euro tour with Static Radio
Dec 1 Available UK
Dec 2 Available UK
Dec 3 UK Dundee (Scotland), Book Yer Ane Fest (Kage Nightclub). w/ Leatherface, Franz Nicolay, The Cut Ups, more tba
Dec 4 Available UK
Dec 5 Available UK

Fall tour with Static Radio NJ

We’ve already played a lot of shows together with New Jersey’s Static Radio, but we figured we should do some more. From September 29th to October 16th we will hit the Snelwegen, Autobahns, Motorways and Autoroutes with them. We’re very happy to work with No Decline bookings for this tour. For further booking information please get in touch with

That’s it for now. All our music, more detailed info and our webstore including new T-shirt designs can be found at Talk to you soon, see you at one of our shows! The next newsletter might involve more touring, even transcontinental to places we have never been before! Who knows …

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19 April 2010 ~ 3 Comments

Newsletter: new album and tours

This week we finished mixing and mastering our new album. We are really looking forward to the release later this year. In the meantime we are not slowing down and doing quite a lot of cool tours, shows and festivals the coming months.

  • Start from Scratch!
  • Tour with High Five Drive
  • Groezrock
  • May-June tour
  • Festivals, other shows


Indeed, that is the name of our freshly recorded album. Describing both the state of a band in bloom and a world in crisis. While recording the songs
we shot some videos (part 1 and part 2), hope you enjoy. Since last week we can announce the track list with some very self-explanatory song titles:

  1. Every Crisis Is a Moral Crisis
  2. Buyer’s Remorse
  3. The Hunt Is On
  4. America’s Worst Role Model
  5. Cut the Ground from under Our Feet
  6. “Kraken gaat door”
  7. Some of My Best Friends Are Meat Eaters
  8. Chinese Takeover
  9. Our Hearts
  10. The New Jew
  11. Classic Themes Never Get Old
  12. So Much More

In the next newsletter more news on when and how the release will take place and a song as a preview!


The nice guys from High Five Drive asked us if we wanted to join them on a part of their European tour. Since we tend to enjoy touring together with
cool bands we decided to accompany these fine Canadians on the last dates of their tour. Please come out and support us! Check:

Apr 24 BE Meerhout, Groezrock Macbeth stage
Apr 25 UK London, Ryan’s Bar. w/ High Five Drive, Apologies, I Have None, Without Fire
Apr 26 UK Macclesfield, The swan with two necks. w/ High Five Drive,The Shuffle
Apr 27 UK Lincoln, Library Bar. w/ High Five Drive
Apr 28 UK Manchester, Retro Bar. w/ High Five Drive
Apr 29 UK Peterborough, Club Revolution. w/ High Five Drive
Apr 30 NL Naaldwijk, de Flaat. w/ High Five Drive, Sweet Empire, Drunktank, Fortynine
May 1 BEL Oostende, OHK. w/ High Five Drive, Go Rampage
May 2 FR Le Havre, Mac Daid’s. w/ High Five Drive


Our first stop on this tour will be a 20 minute set at Groezrock’s Macbeth stage, on Saturday from 12:55 to 13:15 sharp. Expect some golden oldies and some songs from our new record. Our friends in Static Radio are playing the Etnies stage just before this show. Also, High Five Drive will be playing the Macbeth stage at 19:10.


Shield Recordings and No Reason Records will be present at the groezrock merch tent. Be sure to drop by, buy them a drink and get some of their great records, or perhaps some Antillectual merch.


Our last achievement before the summer break (as if …) is a tour through central Europe. We are still in need of some dates, so you know the drill:

May 26 GER Freiburg, Haus der Jugend
May 27 Available
May 28 ITA Poirino (Turin), MT Beer Festival
May 29 ITA Available
May 30 ITA Available
May 31 ITA Available
Jun 1 SLO Available
Jun 2 SLO Available
Jun 3 Available
Jun 4 Available
Jun 5 A Wiener Neustadt, Entro P’s Extended
Jun 6 Available
Jun 7 Available
Jun 8 Available
Jun 9 CZ Hradec Kralove, La Putika
Jun 10 POL Wroclaw, Wagon Club
Jun 11 GER Berlin, Subversiv
Jun 12 Available
Jun 13 Available

Festivals, other shows

The summer is coming up and that means festival time! Besides that we are also doing some single shows in the Benelux. As always, we are looking for cool shows and festivals; feel free to get in touch!

May 6 BEL Groot Bijgaarden, JK Paddestoel. w/ This Routine Is Hell, The Ignored
Jul 9/10 GER Verden, Break the Silence Fest. w/ Brat Pack, Oi Polloi, Vitamin X and many, many more.
Jul 17 NL Vlaardingen, Open Air Skate/punkfestival
Aug 5 NL Meppel, Cafe Clouso. Donderdag meppeldag!
Sep 4 NL Zwolle, Rock ‘n’ Roll Festival. w/ Peter Pan Speedrock, Fakkelbrigade, more tba
Sep 17 NL Zeist, De Peppel. w/ Rentokill
Sep 18 NL Tilburg, Incubate Festival

We ordered a new batch of shirts from the same design since they sold out pretty fast. Check our webstore if you want to support our band, or simply need clothing.


(also available in blue and brown, and as girlies / zippers / female zippers)

In the next issue of your favorite newsletter you will find some news about our new album and more shows, shows and shows.

Thanks, you made it, friends ‘til the end!

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15 May 2009 ~ Comments Off on Antillectual pulls the plug

Antillectual pulls the plug


After years of writing songs on acoustic guitars, people asking us to play some songs acoustic and acoustic jamming together on tour, we decided to do it right: release an acoustic album and play acoustic shows. And obviously there’s also some more “ordinary” touring and recording to announce.

– Release acoustic 7”
– Euro tour May
– New songs, recordings and other stuff

Release acoustic 7”
In March we recorded 4 songs (2 old, 2 new) on acoustic guitars and percussion. We’re very happy with the result and are proud that Shield Recordings and No Reason Records release them as the “Pull the Plug” 7”. The release date is set on July 5. If you want to get colored vinyl and a chance to win a test pressing, pre-order the single at shield recordings . It will also be available as a download from July 5 just like our debut album “Silencing Civilization”. The EP will include a download code for MP3’s and will first be available at our acoustic show at Knoflook in Den Bosch (NL) together with Mischief Brew, aka our acoustic EP release show. If you are curious what we sound or even look like acoustic; check out these live clips: and or download a song here

Check out a video interview we did (in Dutch) and some more acoustic songs here:

Euro tour May
To continue our amplified journey we planned a tour in a new direction. It will be our first time in Poland and the Czech Republic. As you can see we’re still in need of 3 shows. If you can help us out: please do!

May 20 NL Eindhoven Aloys. w/ All for nothing, Redemption falls, Never say never
May 21 Ger Göttingen JUZI. w/ Les Aligned, Malt Liquor Riot
May 22 Ger Erfurt Café Tiko
May 23 Pl Trzebiel Klub Trzebiel
May 26 Ger Dresden AZ Conni. w/ when we fall
May 27 Cz Republic Prague 007 Club
May 28 A Wiener Neustadt Bandhouse
May 29 Ger Zwiesel Jugendcafé Zwiesel
May 30 Ger Chemnitz AJZ Let’s fight white pride-festival. w/ Seein red, The now denial, Trainwreck, more
May 31 Ger !AVAILABLE!

New songs, recordings and other stuff
Furthermore we are really busy and actually past halfway writing a new album that we will record in October and will be released early 2010. Labels get in touché! If you want to support us by buying time in the studio, please consider visiting our shop  and check out a lot of nearly sold out models. Until that time we are, and will always be, looking for new shows and tours (also acoustic!) to try out our new songs.

Other upcoming shows and tours:
Jun 6 NL Gemert, De Bunker w/ Smash the Statues, New Pokerface
Jun 10 NL Nijmegen, Doornroosje w/ The Gaslight Anthem
Jul 4 NL Meppel, Unite It Festival
Jul 5 NL Den Bosch, Knoflook *Acoustic release show* w/ Mischief Brew
Jul 23 Ger Kamen JKC
Jul 25 A Pöllau bei Hartberg, Club 81: Scream Out Festival. W/ Rentokill
Jul 26 Ger München, Sunny Red/Feierwerk

For more news, links to our social networks, our political interests, our personal updates and what not, please keep checking our website

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27 January 2009 ~ Comments Off on Update January 2009

Update January 2009

2008 was an incredibly busy year for us. We played well over 100 shows, released a new album and toured all over Europe and the USA. 2009 seems to be getting even crazier. We plan on recording a new record, doing lots of touring again and hopefully play at some nice festivals. And to start off we have some nice events to announce:

– Japan release "Testimony"
– France, Swiss and Italian tour in January/February
– German tour in February/March

Japan release "Testimony"
After being released by 7 seven labels throughout Europe and the USA we are now proud to present that Fast Life Records will release "Testimony" in Japan in March 2009. The album will be released as a CD and download and will feature some bonus tracks. Check out their myspace and website for additional info ( and if you understand Japanese …)

France, Swiss and Italian tour in January/February

Since our last tour through the UK was such a success and mainly since we are addicted to touring we are going on another tour. This time we are going to France, Switzerland and Italy. Know that you are very welcome at one of these shows:
Jan 28 NL Eindhoven Effenaar w/ No Use For A Name + Only Crime
Jan 29 Fr Laxou (Nancy) The Soap Box Club
Jan 30 Ita Torino Patchanka
Jan 31 Swi Davos Kirchgemeindehaus Tadel Los! WEF Action Day; Davos!
Feb 1 Ita Lodi Happy Rock Hour
Feb 2 Ita Bologna Lazzaretto
Feb 3 Ita Brescia Lio Bar
Feb 4 Swi Geneva Tiki's Pub
Feb 6 Fr Valenciennes Les 4 Dames
Feb 7 NL Raalte Pedro Pico Pop w/ Mala Vita, The Freaks, Kudra Mata, Midnight Menace, 3 more

German tour in February/March
And because we really cannot sit still we also planned a tour a month later through Germany. As you can see we are still looking for a show on Sunday March 1st. All help would be appreciated!
Feb 27 Ger Muelheim AZ Muelheim
Feb 28 Ger Bausendorf/Wittlich Riez Rockbar
Mar 2 Ger Wuerzburg Immerhin w/ the codeheart syndrome
Mar 3 Ger Nuernberg Kunstverein
Mar 4 Ger Regensburg Alte Malzerei w/ Deny Everything, Cutting Class
Mar 5 Ger Berlin Ballast der Republik (TBC)
Mar 6 Ger Bergkamen JZ Yellowstone
Mar 7 Ger Sulze Kaffeegarten

Other shows and tours
Furthermore we will be doing some weekend trips and single shows. If you want us to play somewhere, let us know!
Mar 19 Bel Antwerpen De Koevoet
Mar 20 NL Middelburg TBC
Mar 21 NL Arnhem Cafe The Stage Shield Showcase. w/ Smash the Statues, Atlas Losing Grip, On Fire, Said and Done, The Hunger, Milkman, Gascoigne

Mar 28 Ger Trier Exhaus
Eastern European tour May 23-31, a lot of dates available, please get in touch.
May 27 CZ Prague Klub V Jeleni
May 30 Ger Chemnitz ajz-chemnitz lets fight white pride-festival w/ seein red, the now denial, trainwreck and more…

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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 ( 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 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. ( (nl))

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

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

Testimony is undoubtedly an incredibly coherent and meticulously thought out piece of music. ( (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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