17.4.2013 Our tour is getting closer; check out
the gigs-page. This time we will play in Germany, France and Spain -
looking forward to it; see you at the gigs!
At the same time there will be new release coming out; Juggling Jugulars: The First Decade LP (by Break The Silence Records/Germany). This LP is compilation
of our older songs that we made between 1990-1999, before Arja joined the band. 18 tracks, gatefold sleeves and some coloured vinyls - a really nice package!
19.2.2013 Juggling Jugulars: Asylum 7"EP -> OUT NOW! We will sell it at next our gigs in Finland and on tour in May (Germany, France, Spain).
20.10.2012 Juggling Jugulars: Asylum 7"EP -> probably out this year by Kämäset Levyt (UKK-058)!
31.8.2012 Our next release will be a 4-track 7"EP! We are going to studio at some weekend during September-October... Can´t remember when we were so "ready" last time - we are really looking forward to the recordings!
19.5.2012 Tour was really great, perhaps one of the best we have ever did during our 23 years!
Big thanks to everyone involved and all the nice people we met on our way... The nicest crews at Lobusch, Friese, Juwel & Elba... THANKS!!!
26.2.2012 Quite active year coming; gigs are already booked ´til september (including tour in May!) and we try to make a new record (probably a 7"EP) this year..
7.12.2011 This year´s gigs are done - thanks to all who were there! In 2012 we try to be more active with gigs and hopefully make a new record at some point.
6.9.2011 Here is our facebook-site (I guess it is more up to date?): http://fi-fi.facebook.com/pages/Juggling-Jugulars/113619045375439?
21.6.2011 Our new LP is out now!!! You can ask it straight from the publishers: Kämäset Levyt (Finland) or Ruin Nation Records (Germany).
Or directly from us: petteri(dot)mikkila(a)gmail(dot)com. See you at Punk Illegal!
12.4.2011 We feel happy to announce that our new 80 Million Barrels 12"LP is coming out from our old DIY-minded punk-as-fuck partners:
Kämäset levyt (Finland) that has released our 2 previous LP´s, and Ruin Nation Records (Germany) that released our split 7" with A.O.B. in 1998!
The record will include 9 brand new tracks and we are really pleased with the material - big thanks and respect belongs to P.Dassum who produced
and recorded this - like he did our Nothing´s Finished LP/CD in 2004. :)
20.3.2011 Our new 12" record is still in process; at the moment we are mixing it and finishing the layout of the covers... Lately we have cancelled/refused so many gigs
that it feels just really frustrating... But there are good reasons behind these, so it is just unfortunate period. We start rehearsals/gigs in April again and try to make the
rest of the year 2011 more active again!
16.1.2011 This year started with some recordings with P.Dassum. We recorded 9 new songs (12") and now we will continue recordings (vocals) during the next 1-2 months.
We try to get it ready before March... Finally we made 2 gigs with Arja again! Thanks to all who were there : ) - next gigs we will inform as soon as we get our schedules right.
28.9.2010 Arja will be operated next week, and after the surgery she will need time for recovery. So we decided to cancel all the gigs and studioplans from this year...
Next time we will play gigs in January 2011 and start - finally! - the recordings of our next LP.
19.9.2010 Tour is finished! Good, hard tour (it was at times very jobful to perform all the vocals without Arja - never again!) but we managed to do it; sometimes better, sometimes not..
It is time to say thanks/greetings to all the people who helped us on the way: Filip/Trujaca Fala, Tobias/Twisted Chords, all nice people at Köpi (Berlin), Zoro (Leipzig), Rozbart (Poznan), Elba (Warsaw), Prefabet-fest (Krakow), Wagenburg (Wroclaw), Mokry, Adam, Jan, Pawel, Mike, Nika, Edelweiss Piraten, Antidotum, Utopia, Baraka Face Junta, Core Ball and to all the bands we played with and to people who gave us food, sleepingplace etc... Take care!! Suomenkielinen raportti löytyy tästä.
27.8.2010 Arja decided that she will not dare to come on our tour in September, because her neck will be operated during the autumn.
So, we all together decided, that we will - however - make this tour without her - Petteri and Jaani sharing the vocals..
After the tour we will concentrate on our next LP and try to get it finished.
12.8.2010 Our tour in Poland+Germany is getting closer, check out our gig-page - see you!
We were supposed to record more songs this month, but we had to move recordings forward because of the tour and other things.
We are still trying to record our next LP during this year... Our documentary can soon be seen from our website.
29.5.2010 Premiere of "Juggling Jugulars - Punk-elinkautinen" -documentary (45 minutes) at Annankatu 6, Pori, Finland.
8.5.2010 JJ-documentary (by Ilkka Kari) is almost finished... It is what you get with 5 different persons working in the same band for several years.
Includes scenes from the studio, live and rehearsals. "Free speech for the dumb"; some seriously but mainly with lots of humour... Punk-rock?
HERE IT IS (22.1.2011)
Juggling Jugulars Punk-elinkautinen on dokumenttielokuva punk-bändistä nimeltä Juggling Jugulars.
Se käsittelee bändin vaiheita kahdenkymmenen vuoden ajalta.
Arja, Marko, Petteri,Jaani ja Tero ovat kaikki nelikymppisiä perheellisiä työssä käyviä punkkareita.
Dokumentti valottaa miten bändin jäsenet ikääntyessäänkin pitävät kiinni aatteistaan ja mielipiteistään,
jotka he ovat omaksuneet jo teini-ikäisinä.
Dokumentti on ohjaajan opinnäytetyö Satakunnan käsi- ja taideteollisuusoppilaitoksessa.
4.2.2010 We started recordings of the next album (or something) in
January; 4 new songs have been recorded. It will be a long project but
we will try to get enough songs ready during this year. A friend of
Marko is making a documentary of our band; he and the crew already
filmed some interviews, rehearsals, studio and a gig - plus there will
be some archive-material as well. Quite exciting and totally new
thing for us, we will see where that leads.
7.11.2009 We recorded a demo back in 2005 with Jantsa still on bass (by S.Jormanainen/Seinäjoki) that included songs "Colleague Inferior" and "Lunacy" (Dirt-cover).
Now during a month we have finally received some results: at first came "Barrikaden - The First Ten Years" a benefit-compilation LP from Nakkeskudd plater, Sjakk matt plater + more (Norway). That includes our Dirt-cover "Lunacy". Then come out "More Than Music Vol. 1" anti-sexism 3x7" box (Stonehenge, France) - a really, really beautiful vinyl-box including great bands like Ballast, Assassinators, Signal Lost, La Fraction, Easpa Measa... Silk-printed covers, all 3 vinyls on different colours... nice!! This has our "Colleague Inferior" on it. P.S. Jaani has a son now!!
19.9.2009 Thanks to all who were at the gigs in Raahe and Oulu;
especially to Jani+Brutopia and Amazing Tails (it was nice to play
together after a long break; last time was in the early 90´s)!
Sorry that we just couldn´t be in Kuopio; we had to cancel it
because of the bad backache of one member. Now we are having a break
(new baby coming) - just make some rehearsals in order to write new
songs. We will go to studio in January 2010 and start recordings of the
15.7.2009 It took awhile to update these pages; mainly because of the computer, ftp etc problems... The tour in May was great and we really enjoyed it - thanks a lot to all who came to gigs and helped us in any way!! Now we will celebrate our 20-year existence by playing few gigs in Finland during August and September. After that we focus on the new songs and try to start new recordings as soon as possible. For the next year we have some plans also for touring somewhere, but we will inform that later with better knowledge. Enjoy the summer!
28.2.2009 Our next tour is now booked! 9 gigs in Denmark and Germany (see the gigs-section). Check out the dates and come to the gigs!
30.12.2008 After playing some nice gigs in Germany, Sweden and Norway we´d like to say big thanks to Daniel/Kobayashi, Xenia at Klubb Gråzonen and Nina at Barrikaden. We are really grateful for everything!
Hopefully in 2009 we will be able to make a bit longer tour and get in the van; this year went pretty much with shorter trips (thanks to cheap flights).
31.8.2008 Long time since last rehearsals but finally we did it; lots of new songs coming.. Soon we will fly to Germany to play 4 gigs with Kobayashi, we are looking forward to this little tour!
There will be a memorial gig for Jantsa at Vastavirta, Tampere - on friday 24th of october (Jantsa´s birthday); JJ will play there together with Pax Americana, Neuroottiset Pelimannit (re-union for this gig) and Forca Macabra (playing their 90´s stuff - if I got it right?) - be there!
14.6.2008 Summerbreak with families etc - but we´ll activate latest in October when we have a little tour in Germany waiting with Kobayashi!
Jantsa (1969-2008) R.I.P.
Our dear friend has died on Sunday 11.5.2008. Really big loss. We miss him so much... Jantsa, rest in peace.
"Tutustuin Jantsaan 80-luvun loppupuolella, kun hän yhdessä Ekun ja muiden Vaasan punkkareiden kanssa järjesti punk-keikkoja lähinnä Vaasan nuorisotalolle. Hänen avullaan pääsimme myös, silloisen bändini, Sabotaasin kanssa keikalle Vaasaan.
Vuoden 1989 syksyllä perustettiin Lapualla Juggling Jugulars, josta n. vuoden kuluttua ensimmäinen basisti Jani-Markus lähti pois ja jäimme ilman basistia. Olin Ekkuun (joka siis oli Toisen Vaihtoehdon toimittaja lehden alkutaipaleella) yhteyksissä aika paljonkin tuolloin, ja hän kertoi että Jantsan bändi Treblinka oli hajonnut osan bändiläistä perustettua Klamydian - siinä olisi hyvä basisti vapaana! Jantsa aloitteli tuolloin myös Toista Vaihtoehtoa, mutta suostui kuitenkin tulemaan bändiin. Ekat treenit pidettiin joskus syys-lokakuussa 1990. Jantsa saapui treenikämpälle yhdessä Rikun kanssa (ex-AKK, nyk. Klamydia), kivaa oli ja homma lähti ripeästi käyntiin - kahden viikon päästä studioon ja eka 7" pihalle...
Jantsan tietämys ja näkemys innoitti meitä valtavasti. Hän oli jo käynyt inter-railillä tsekkaamassa Euroopan punk-mestoja ja jotenkin tästä itsekin inspiroituneena päätimme kokeilla järjestää ensimmäisen kiertueemme Eurooppaan kesällä 1991. Jantsa hoiti puolet kontakteista ja minä toiset puolet ja näin saatiin jotenkin 13 keikkaa kasaan. Jantsan opastuksella tutustuimme ns. pakollisiin nähtävyyksiin mm. Hampurin Hafenstrasseen, Wienin Flexiin (joka vuonna 1991 oli vielä upea punk-luola maalauksineen) ja Stuttgartin Neckarstrasseen - joka tuskin enää on punk-keskus (?).
Jantsan JJ-vuosina 1990-2006 soitettiin 322 keikkaa, matkustettiin kymmeniä tuhansia kilometrejä ja koettiin paljon. Paljon muistoja.
Jantsan merkitys bändillemme - saati sitten TV:n kautta koko Suomen punk-scenelle - oli valtava. Se innostus ja omistautuminen säilyi aina sinne syyskuuhun 2006 saakka, jolloin shokkiuutinen aivoverenvuodosta tuli tietoomme... Onneksi saimme soittaa Jantsan kanssa upeat 2 keikkaa Norjassa, ennen kuin kohtalo puuttui peliin. Jäi hyvät muistot viimeisistä keikoista hänen kanssaan.
Jantsa oli yksi hienoimmista ihmisistä, jonka olen koskaan saanut tuntea - aina miettimässä asioita parhain päin ja valmiina auttamaan.
Ikävä jää rakasta ihmistä. Lepää rauhassa." 13.5.2008 Petteri/Juggling Jugulars
15.4.2008 Salute No One LP out now!! Just came back from Ireland -
very special thanks to Conor & Kenn and all nice punks who helped
us on the way (gave us sleeping places, fed us, borrowed equipments...)
- we are truely grateful!!
25.3.2008 Salute No One CD out now!! LP comes out during March-April 2008 from Kämäset Levyt.
20.2.2008 Salute No One LP/CD will be out soon!! CD comes from Twisted Chords (Germany) and LP comes from Kämäset Levyt (Finland).
6.12.2007 There´s an JJ-interview (in finnish) in Desibeli.net -webzine written by Ilkka Valpasvuo: http://desibeli.net/juttu/1450
1.12.2007 Our next LP/CD "Salute No One" is now recorded; 11 songs waiting for mixing and mastering! We are really enthusiastic and happy with this stuff... LP/CD will be out in February 2008. There´s also been some talk about JJ´s 92-98 compilation LP - also planned to be out in February 2008...
5.9.2007 Gig at Lesum´s POB-festival in Germany was good and the whole thing was really memorable! Thanks & hello to Daniel & Kobayashi, Martin, the whole Friese-crew, Stivie/RuinNation etc etc. Great people!
20.8.2007 We had a pleasant weekend in Finland with Kobayashi
(Germany); thanks Daniel, Maik, Roberto, Peter and Martin! And of
course to all who helped us with gigs, food and sleepingplaces.
12.7.2007 When I See/Addicted 7" single is out now!!
29.5.2007 Our little tour was really great - big thanks to all who
were part of it: Filip & Magda, Mokry, Hubert, Uwe, Anja, Mervi,
Stivie, the whole Friese-crew and everyone at Störtebeker. And
thanks to all people who fed us and gave us a place to sleep! Take care!
11.4.2007 Demotape that we recorded with Pentti Dassum in August 2006 (with Jantsa´s bass&vocals) is now mixed - and it seems like two songs from it will be released this spring/summer as 7" single! More info later. LP/CD will come out in summer/autumn; we have recorded 7 new songs and continue recordings during the summer.
9.4.2007 After a long break, it is time to start playing gigs again!
We will start playing gigs with a new line-up on Saturday 21.4. from
Vaasa, Club 25. Then we will start our little tour in May... Hope to
see you somewhere!
Arja - vocals
Petteri - guitar&vocals
Jaani - bass&vocals
Tero - guitar
13.3.2007 After long discussions and meetings it was time to decide, if we should continue or just quite the band. We were all willing to go on (we had quite a lot of new songs ready for the next LP etc) - so choose to continue. An old friend of ours, Jaani (also known from The Trassels), was asked to join the band for "desperate task" - and after few rehearsals it seemed to work out really well. Jaani has played in several bands since the 80´s (e.g. Pyhä Paska, Uhrilampaat, Mellakka...). We booked the first gigs of the new line-up to May, so we try to be ready then... See you! We are going to record the LP/CD during the summer ´07.
27.11.2006 Shortly after our gigs in Norway - in September- our
long-time (16 years in the band) bassist Jantsa got a serious brain
hemorrhage and pneumonia after the surgery. It seemed really bad first
few weeks but finally he won the pneumonia and could start recovering.
It will be a long way back, but he has proved to be a really strong.
And it is impossible to say if he can someday play bass or not - there
are so many things that are more important.
We also added our band to Myspace, check out http://www.myspace.com/jugglingjugulars.