The story of Rock`n`Roll made in Pula (and Istria)

This is a blog where you will find music from one of the richest rock-scene from Croatia, the city of PULA rock-scene.There will be some Istrian music too, as Istria is the region of Croatia to which Pula belongs to.You will find here how good and different was the Pula scene, with some of the bands recognised worldwide.


PS:All the infos about the bands are approximative, and will be changed with every useful info I get from the members of the bands!

PPS: Please notice that the NON-HIGHLIGHTED name of a certain release is a part of band`s audiography, but not available for download, for not having the permission or for respecting the authors rights. Or, of course, not yet in my possession.

Sunday, 26 May 2013


Hardcore Punk band formed by known Pula Punk musicians,being active for 5 years and except for playing live shows they left a demo recording and a split-tape release with Desinence Mortification. They claim they never split, they just stop playing.. Reformed for a one-off show in 2010.

Saturday, 18 May 2013


Death Metal/Grindcore band leaded by the guitar virtuoso Ivo Petrovic. During their existence they played a lot of live shows, recorded a demo and released a split-CD with their fellow grinders from Bolesno Grinje.

Saturday, 11 May 2013

K-15 (1992-1998)

The Punk and HC scene in Pula was and is still very strong, so there were dozens of good bands around, one of them were K-15. Existed for 6-7 years with some minor line-up changes. A good demo recording left.

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Remembering: CARCASS LIVE IN PULA - May 5th 1992

HATRöSS (Croatia)

Terasa Verudela, Pula

On this day, 21st years ago, not only Pula but also the newborn state of Croatia hosted the very first concert of an international band since the proclamation of independency. And what a show it was...
We had the luck to have the best Death Metal band ever, CARCASS, in our town. I know it sounds so exaggerate for you to point out something like that, as you maybe have hundreds of shows like that in a year in your town. But having Carcass in our town, and especially in that very moment, when the winds of war were blowing through the complete country (except for Istria), was more than a miracle. I, as the concert promoter, lost a load of money on that show (just because of not having any experience in concert promoting), but besides that, this remains something I will be proud of for all of my life.

Concert poster and ticket

The concert was held at a tourist village outside of the centre of the town, nearby the seaside. Everything was perfect: the weather, the audience, the timing and accessibility of the main band, the sound.. everything.

The bands playing that evening, besides the headliners, were HATRöSS (my band, the follow-up to Devastation)

The next band playing was from Trieste, Italy. Our dear friends CENOTAPH, playing thrashing Death Metal, were truly essential on an evening like that.

And then, CARCASS.

No need to say, it was a fantastic show. Even the guys in the band were very satisfied (confirmed later on an interview to Vanessa Warwick, Headbangers Ball MTV, where the band recognised the gig in Pula as the best of the tour).

Here are some more pics of that day:

Equipping the stage...

The band with fans...

Bill Steer, Ken Owen and Mike Amott

Jeff Walker

Ken Owen

Mike Amott

...and the show..


And here is the concert featured on the Croatian National Television`s Metal show "MetalMania"

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

DEEPCUNT (1996-1999)

Deepcunt is another fine project/band by one of the most active person of the Pula underground scene of the 90s and on, Dario Kroznjak-Rio. This multi-talented musician and beautiful person brought another Grindcore insanity on, a project that lasted for 3-4 years and luckily left an audible document of their existence.