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Members of the anarchist digital hardcore band ATARI TEENAGE RIOT were arrested in their native Berlin for "inciting people to violence" during an anti-Nazi rally on May 1, 1999.

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“DKANDLE weaves swirling multi-colored vibrant unearthly soundscapes, blending fuzzy and reverberating Shoegaze textures, mesmerizing Dream Pop meditations, sludgy Grungey tones and moody Post-punk strains, heightened with soul-stirring lyricism and pensive emotive vocalizations.”

The band was playing the song 'Revolution Action' on a truck parked in the midst of the event when suddenly a brawl broke out between the police and the protesters, totaling around 30,000 people. According to Alec Empire, the band's frontman, "there was a big riot, and it was difficult to sing because of the tear gas. People were throwing stones, and the situation got out of control. The police threw stones at us, and then we ended up getting arrested." However, after a few hours, the band was released without having to pay any kind of bail.

 

Atari has just released its newest album, '60 Second Wipe Out'. Noisy guitars, fast beats, and constant screams continue to be the band's trademark, along with their politicized lyrics. "Action!!!!!! It's time to live, and it's time to die!" screams Alec in the opening track, 'Revolution Action!!!'. Dino Cazares from Fear Factory makes a special appearance on 'Death Of A President (D.I.Y.)'. The first thousand copies of the album came with nine bonus tracks.

 

Atari played in Rio, São Paulo, and other cities in '98. Hopefully, they are planning to come back soon for another tour...

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