Bologna Violenta

Bologna Violenta

 Treviso, Veneto, ITA
BandMetalAvant-garde

Bologna Violenta, the one-man band one doesn't expect: drum machine, guitar and violin at a thousand miles an hour in a vortex between grindcore and breakcore, with an extreme and actual style in the music and a "dated" style in the aesthetics, drawing on b-movies and police films.

Biography

Nicola Manzan (Treviso - Italy, 1976) is one of the "hottest" names of today's Italian music scene. He is a very requested violinist and poly-instrumentalist at all levels: from Baustelle to Il Teatro Degli Orrori, from Ronin to Offlaga Disco Pax, from Alessandro Grazian to Non Voglio Che Clara, up to Ligabue!
On this occasion he amazes the listener with the one-man band one doesn't expect: drum machine, guitar and violin at a thousand miles an hour in a vortex between grindcore and breakcore, with an extreme and actual style in the music and a "dated" style in the aesthetics, drawing on b-movies and police films.
This figure that flirts with high and glamorous society, but has a shameless avant-punk attitude, is already on everybody's lips and we suspect it is only the beginning. And of course his debut could only be published by an extreme and transversal label like Bar La Muerte.
Bologna Violenta: the Decline of Contemporary Music.

Il Nuovissimo Mondo (Drama in XXIII acts on the destiny of the world and the decline of the human kind) pays homage to the documentary films of the Sixties (the so called Mondo Movies) and to all their derivations. As in those films, the listener is accompanied in a hypothetical journey among different cultures and more or less scabrous themes, at times underlined by comments and dialogues that maintain the cynical irony typical of this way of making cinema. The sound holocaust that characterises the works of BOLOGNA VIOLENTA is appeased only in the interpretation of "Blue Song" (the soundtrack of "Milano Trema" written by the De Angelis brothers), where the string orchestra creates romantic suggestions that stroke the listener's ear, a short rest during the dramatic journey that will lead him to discover that the human race may be doomed to succumb.
Only a short step separates the collective feast from death.

Discography

LPs:

Utopie e Piccole Soddisfazioni - 2012 - CD/12" - DischiBervisti / Audioglobe

Il Nuovissimo Mondo - 2010 - CD/12" - Bar La Muerte / Audioglobe (Ita) / Mandai (Benelux-Fra) / Minimamedia (Ger) / StickFigure (USA)

BOLOGNA VIOLENTA - CD-r/12" - 2006 - SKP Records / (noisecult) records

EPs:

Take No Prisoners - free download - 2007 - Sociopath Recordings

Si Ribella - free download - 2007 - Faké Profet Records

Bologna Violenta EP - free download - 2006 - Core:Back Records

Compilations:

Live At MAPS Vol. 3 - free download - 2010 - Radio Città Del Capo
Compilation with 2 live tracks from the radio show MAPS - Radio Città Del Capo - Bologna.

Mag-Music Compilation Vol. 4 - free download - 2010 - Mag-Music Magazine
Compilation with 1 track taken from Il Nuovissimo Mondo album.

Rockit Vol. 14 - free download - 2010 - Rockit
Compilation with 1 track taken from Il Nuovissimo Mondo album.

ABS 2009 - CD - 2009 - A Buzz Supreme Publishing
Compilation with 1 track taken from Il Nuovissimo Mondo album.

Placenta Compilation Vol. 3 - CD-r - 2008 - Placenta Recordings
Compilation with 1 unreleased track.

No Sense Makes Sense - CD - 2008 - Null Rec.
Compilation with 3 unreleased tracks.

Placenta Compilation Vol. 2 - CD-r - 2008 - Placenta Recordings
Compilation with 1 unreleased track.

Tropo Records 10th Anniversary Compilation - 5 CD-r Box Set - Tropo Records
Compilation with 1 track taken from BOLOGNA VIOLENTA album.

42 More Songs - CD-r - 2007 - 42 Records
Compilation with 2 unreleased tracks.

Faké Profet Sample Vol. 1 - free download - 2007 - Faké Profet Records
Compilation with 1 track taken from BOLOGNA VIOLENTA album.

Hell On The Hills - CD-r - 2007
Compilation with 1 track taken from BOLOGNA VIOLENTA album.

Remixes:

21 Dirty Rmxs - CD-r - 2007
Compilation with remixed Dirty Actions songs, including "Tira la boccia remix" by BOLOGNA VIOLENTA.

Remicecars Series - split BOLOGNA VIOLENTA vs. Cat-Grrl / pAd - free download - 2007 - Stunts Records
Split compilation with remixed Micecars songs, including "The battle against Nimesulide - Molest Remix" by BOLOGNA VIOLENTA and Cat-Grrl.