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In more than twenty years of activity (with a lot of live activity), the starting lineup changed only once, and Punkreas produced a record about every two years. Nowadays the lineup is composed of Cippa (voice), Flaco (electric guitar), Paletta (electric bass), Noyse (electric guitar), who substituted Claudio since the demo tape Isterico and Gagno (drums), who substituted Mastino since the record Falso.
Musically, the sound of the band is raw and strong, with a technique which has constantly grown better with the time and with a good creativity, especially in the lyrics. Mostly in the last years the combination with ska has become stronger and the sound in general has become more complex.
In December 1990, Punkreas released the demo Isterico, their self-made debut record, containing the single "Il vicino." This quickly became a success and the flagship song of Italian ska core. Lots of live shows followed Isterico and in 1992 United Rumors of Punkreas is published, excellent predecessor of Paranoia e Potere, maybe the band's best record.
Paranoia e Potere gives Punkreas celebrity, putting them between the most well-known Italian punk bands. The analog recording, which we can easily notice listening to their songs, makes their music more aggressive and homogeneous; songs which still today are well-known, like "Acà Toro," "La Canzone del Bosco" and "Tutti in Pista" are part of this record.
1997 is a busy year for Punkreas: the growing interest towards the band, due to the huge number of lives, leads to the new publication of Isterico and United Rumors of Punkreas under the best of 90–93, while the publication of the new album Elettrodomestico is taken up. This last record is produced under the newborn Atomo Dischi, the new Punkreas record company. The success of the band is confirmed by the exhibitions at the Festival Teste Vuote Ossa Rotte – which later would become Independent Day – and Vans Warped Tour, and exploits in the whole Italy.
In 2000 the group publishes Pelle, with distribution by Universal. Thanks to the distribution by a major label, the record reaches the main distribution channels. From this album 3 videos are also produced: Sosta, Terzo mondo and Voglio Armarmi. The first about a singular and unlucky theft in a store, the second with high references, like Dr. Strangelove, the third entirely made of the cartoons by Davide Toffolo.
in 2002 the lineup changes: Mastino is substituted by Gagno. This is the year of Falso, an album where the influences of ska, reggae and rock are greater than usual. This album firstly encounters the resistance of those who fear the distribution by a major label could cool the tones of the band. The video Canapa is taken from this publication, which shows the group seeding a plant of marijuana and making it grow. Also in this record are the songs Falsa and Toda la noche.
In 2005 Quello che sei is published under the Atomo Dischi brand, with songs like "American Dream," "L'uomo con le branchie" and "Chirurgo Plastico." This record was also meant to contain the song "Ma che bel mondo è," a cover of the song What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong, but ownership issues stopped it from being published. This song is available for download on the web.
In January 2012, they published their last album Noblesse Oblige.
- Isterico 1990
- United Rumors of Punkreas 1992
- Paranoia e potere 1995
- Elettrodomestico 1997
- Pelle 2000
- Falso 2002
- Quello che sei 2005
- Futuro Imperfetto 2008
- Noblesse Oblige 2012
Lives and Best of
- La canzone del bosco 1997
- Sosta 2000
- Terzo Mondo 2000
- Canapa 2002
- Sosta ;
- Terzo Mondo ;
- Voglio Armarmi ;
- Dividi e Comanda ;
- Canapa ;
- American Dream ;
- L'uomo con le branchie ;
- Mondo Proibito .