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(1988 – 1998)

Meaning bandname: The name was taken from a British children television-series with the same name (aired in the early 70’s and also released as a series of paperback-books). It is about the adventures of the magician Catweazle in the late Middle-Ages. Bad luck threw him into the present time. Sympathising with alot of the symbolism used in this series (“feeling isolated and alienated in this age of high technology, speed and profit”), it was decided to use this name for the band..

History: Catweazle started when Michael joined the band as a drummer in mid 1988. Before it was called Trofoblast. Maynard, the original drummer, took over the 2nd mike. Around 1990 Maynard and Mark, the original singers, leave the band. Mark went to play with local ska-band DR.PHYBES, other reggae projects and making techno-music under the name CELTIC. Maynard continued playing for FLEAS AND LICE and started PCP together with some others in 1996. Around 1992, when there was still not found any new vocalist, Johan, the bassplayer, left the band. He continued playing for DR.PHYBES, JEFF MINTER EXPERIENCE and being active in the techno-scene as SYMBIONT/SYMBIOTIC. In 1993, Erik joined as bassplayer and Emil as a new vocalist. The style changed to a somewhat more melodic approach but still uptempo. In October 1995 they finally recorded in the Bunt’s Studio in Utrecht. Through the internet they got in contact with Profane Existence Far East who has put out the “Cash And Pain Remain” mcd out in March 1996. In May 1997 was an highlight with a French/Spanish tour where they played some of their best concerts in squats, youthcenters, bars, union-buildings, theatres, cellars… Some other records were put out after this tour and in October 1998 Axe left and the band broke up.

Old Line-Up: Michael-Maynard- Johan-Axe-Mark (Drawing by Maarten)

Old Line-Up: Michael-Maynard- Johan-Axe-Mark (Drawing by Maarten)

Lyrics: (in Dutch, English and Spanish language) deal with political, social and personal topics.

Description: From 1988–1990, it was a more basic sound with alot of uptempo, grindy tempo’s and double vocals. The style changed into uptempo metallic/melodic hardcore.

Line-Up:
Axe Kooi (guitar 1988-1998) – Buiten Adem, Trofoblast, B.Y.O.B., Jeff Minter Experience
Michael Bacteria (drums 1988-1998) – Puinhoop (voc), Bloedbad (voc), R.O.Conspiracy (voc), PCP, Tuco Ramirez, Shikari, Makiladoras
Emil Reason (vocals 1993-1998) – Yphobia, The Last Mile
Erik Timmerman (bass 1993-1998)

Johan Meerholz (bass 1988-1992) – Trofoblast, Jeff Minter Experience, Dr.Phybes
Mark H. (vocals 1988-1990) – Dr.Phybes, Keltik
Maynard Schut (vocals 1988-1990) – Buiten Adem, Kaïn, Dog Ugly, E.N.E., Fermented, Fleas And Lice, Mushroom Attack, Kelly Family, Golfclub, PCP

Concerts (* = flyer missing)
01. 30.09.88 Means To An End – J.C.Innocent, Hengelo
02. 08.10.88 Moonlizards, Means To An End – Simplon, Groningen
03. 11.11.88 Means To An End, Dikke Lol – WNC, Groningen *
04. 05.12.88 E.N.E., Dikke Lol – WNC, Groningen *

05. 13.02.89 Dreadful (SCO) – WNC, Groningen *
06. 22.04.89 Systematic Massmurder (GER) – JZ Schlachthof, Aurich GER
07. 29.04.89 Scraps (FRA), Skoundrels, Vortex (BEL) – Zaal De Baken, Oostende BEL
08. 30.04.89 Rene Biname, Yum Yum Club, M.O.P. (BEL), Chronic Disease (BEL), Membranes (UK) – Zaal Terminal, Torhout BEL
09. 24.06.89 Soulside (US), Disgrace, Wardance (UK) – Bolwerk, Sneek *
10. 04.07.89 Autisten – WNC, Groningen *
11. 22.07.89 Agathocles (BEL), Estaban, Kooz Killz Applemooz, Chronical Diarrhoea (GER) – Geronimo, Rotterdam 
12.
17.09.89 Disgrace – Pakhuis, Heerenveen *
13. 23.09.89 Oerboere, Human Error, Cry Of Terror, Neuroot – De Boerderij Peizerweg, Groningen *
14. 13.10.89 Oerboere, Human Error – Schlachthof, Bremen GER
15. 28.10.89 Estaban – Breehuis, Leiden
16. 18.11.89 Oerboere, Reality Attack – Bunker, Eindhoven
17. 08.11.89 Disgrace – Kiehool, Bergum *
18. 26.11.89 C.K.N., Union Morbide, 2000 Dirty Squatters (UK) – WNC, Groningen *

19. 19.05.90 Rat Patrol – Breehuys, Leiden

20. 15.01.94 Yphobia, S.A.F. – Kraneweg 1, Groningen
21. 19.02.94 Yphobia – Bar En Boos, Leiden
22. 09.03.94 Jughead’s Revenge (US) – Simplon Bovenbar, Groningen
23. 29.04.94 Brezhnev, Laberinto – Maupzicht, Amsterdam *
24. 03.06.94 Grim Skunk (CAN) – Glasfabriek, Groningen
25. 09.10.94 Oi Polloi (SCO) – Kraneweg 1, Groningen *
26. 10.12.94 H.M.F., Mauser F.K. – Nieuwe Dijk 134, Amsterdam *

27. 10.02.95 Last Embrace – Groote Weiver, Krommenie
28. 24.02.95 No I.D. – Simplon Bovenbar, Groningen
29. 25.02.95 No I.D., Insubordination – Villa Omval, Amsterdam *
30. 19.05.95 No I.D., Pushrod (GER) – JGZ St. Josef, Gronau GER
31. 20.05.95 Ministry Of Terror – De Buze, Steenwijk
32. 01.07.95 Feeding The Fire, Seein’Red, Schwarzeneggar (UK) – Metropool, Hengelo
33. 09.07.95 Boycot, Stock Ready, Absconded, Panty Boy, Undeclinable Ambuscade, Human Alert – Parkhof, Alkmaar
34. 17.09.95 Spite (UK), Glue, Extinction Of Mankind (UK), Uutuus (FIN) – Vort’n Vis, Ieper BEL *
35. 12.10.95 Catweazle – De Bliksem, Den Helder *
36. 21.10.95 Buttplug, Obnoxious – Elektra, Sliedrecht *
37. 08.12.95 Alians (POL) – Acu, Utrecht *
38. 15.12.95 Blue Sofa – Q8, Deventer *

39. 07.02.96 New Friend, 88 Finger Louie (US) – Simplon Bovenbar, Groningen
40. 09.03.96 Rat Patrol – ‘t Stadhuys, Leiden *
41. 20.04.96 De Heideroosjes – Kalashnikov, Terneuzen
42. 30.04.96 Sick Excuse, Love Bite – Innocent, Hengelo
43. 09.04.96 Ausrotten (US) – Binnenpret/OCC In It, Amsterdam
44. 10.05.96 Malphunktion, Portobello Bones (FRA) – Parkhof, Alkmaar *
45. 11.05.96 Teenage Warning, Rat Patrol – Xinix, Nieuwedijk *
46. 29.06.96 Distress, Insane Youth, Poep, Aso, LD50 – Troll, Hoorn
47. 12.09.96 Catweazle – Vrieshuis America/Opening Punkcafe Tegen, Amsterdam
48. 10.10.96 Morser (GER), Dropdead (US) – Grunenstrasse, Bremen GER
49. 11.10.96 Post Regiment (POL) – Kopi, Berlijn GER
50. 12.10.96 Post Regiment (POL), Manos (GER), Live Wire (GER) – Zoro, Leipzig GER
51. 13.10.96 Jack Of All Trades (GER), Woyczech (GER) – Schieshaus, Zeulenroda GER *
52. 26.10.96 Deluge, Asmodeus – J.C. De Hoogte, Enkhuizen
53. 16.11.96 Seein’Red, Straightfaced (UK), Ignite (US), Total Chaos (US), Cooper – Bolwerk, Sneek *
54. 08.12.96 Vastatrix – Swaf, Hoorn *
55. 20.12.96 Stack (GER), Los Crudos (US), Seein’Red, Acheborn (GER) – J.C. Volta, Amsterdam
56. 27.12.96 Catweazle – Simplon Bovenbar, Groningen 

57. 15.01.97 Jacopsae (GER), Selfish (FIN) – Cafe Flop, Hamburg-Bergedorf GER *
58. 16.01.97 Selfish (FIN) – JAZ, Rostock GER
59. 17.01.97 Radio Schizo (GER), Unsilent Minority (GER) – JAZ, Neubrandenburg GER *
60. 18.01.97 Satanic Boozer (GER) – T-Stube, Rendsburg GER
61. 19.01.97 Cut Your Hair (GER) – Archiv, Potsdam GER *
62. 08.02.97 Bullshit Propaganda, Seein’Red – Tinck, Hoogeveen
63. 21.02.97 Core (UK) – Goudvishal, Arnhem *
64. 15.03.97 No I.D. – Kalasnikov, Terneuzen
65. 18.04.97 Systral (GER), No Respect (GER), Tatort (GER), Piece Of Mind (GER) – Alhambra, Oldenburg GER
66. 03.05.97 Shoved (FRA), Aside (FRA) – Au Charleston, Cherbourg FRA
67. 04.05.97 Furious Bastards (FRA), Aside (FRA) – Chez Emile, Rouen FRA
68. 05.05.97 Ahimsa – Bar Associatif Le Vendemiare, Montreuil FRA
69. 06.05.97 Ahimsa, Toxxic TV – Le Cafe Plage, Nantes FRA
70. 07.05.97 Catweazle – Gaztetxea, Vitoria EUS
71. 08.05.97 Catweazle – Gaztetxea, Portugalete EUS
72. 09.05.97 Growing Up + 1 – Centro Sociale, Gijon SPA *
73. 10.05.97 Outcry, Growing Up + 2 – Oviedo SPA
74. 11.05.97 Catweazle – El Bar Traste, Valladolid SPA
75. 12.05.97 Agarrate – Ateneo Libertario De Villaverde Alto, Villaverde SPA
76. 14.05.97 Catweazle – Ateneo Libertario, Zaragoza SPA *
77. 15.05.97 E-150 – Ateneu Popular, Badalona SPA
78. 16.05.97 Uneven – L’Entrepots Cafe, Saint Etienne FRA
79. 17.05.97 Forca Macabra (FIN) , Wojczech (GER) , Cut Your Hair (GER) , Poupee Mataf – Salle des Fetes, Genlis FRA
80. 01.06.97 Deluge – J.C. Trapman, Schagen *
81. 06.06.97 NRA – Vera ‘44, Groningen
82. 08.06.97 NRA – Willem II, Den Bosch
83. 26.06.97 Catweazle – Wageni, Bochum GER
84. 27.06.97 Catweazle – Michael Barrax, Frankfurt GER
85. 17.10.97 DRA, Seein’Red, Cheapskate (IRE) – J.C. De Box, Hoogeveen
86. 08.11.97 Catweazle – Bouneweg, Luxemburg LUX
87. 09.11.97 Catweazle – C.A.J., Strasbourg FRA
88. 11.11.97 Catweazle – La Salle, Queudreville FRA
89. 12.11.97 Catweazle, Mind Intrusion – La Salle, Querdreville FRA *
90. 14.11.97 Catweazle – Cafe Le Jeans To, Nantes FRA
91. 15.11.97 Art.64 – McEwan’s Pub, St. Jean De La Ruelle/Orleans FRA *
92. 30.11.97 Showbusiness Giants (CAN) – Punkcafe Tegen/Vrieshuis America, Amsterdam
93. 12.12.97 Red Eye Express (GER) – Fabrik, Duisburg GER

94. 14.02.98 One More (BEL), Aclys (GER), Soma (GER), Tumult (GER) -O.J.C.Niks, Horst

Discography:
1989 – Catweazle TAPE (Bacteria Tapes, NL)
1994 – 7 song demotape (D.I.Y., NL)
1995 – Cash And Pain Remain 3” MCD (Profane Existence Far East, JAP)
1997 – 10” split-LP with SEEIN’RED (Wicked Kangaroo, NL / Anomie, GER / Farewell, GER)
1998 – Form Of Fear 7″ EP (Bad Card, FRA / Revolution, FRA)
1998 – Catweazle Tour Report VIDEO (Bacteria, NL)
Compilations & miscellaneous recordings
Rehearsal recordings

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Lyrics & Explanations: http://www.bacteria.nl/lyrics.html
Interview for Asepsis (CAN): http://www.bacteria.nl/intervie.html
Webpage: http://www.bacteria.nl/catweazl.html

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Posted 16 October 2014 by michaelbacteria

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