What we have here is a must have for all obsessive ANTISECT completist like myself. This record consists of two early demos, and two live sets from ’82, before they recorded the ‘In Darkness’ LP. And although the recording quality on this may leave something to be desired (the demos, in particular, are of very poor sound quality) it is still very much worth having, in order to appreciate the evolution of the band. The songs themselves are much more raw and primal, short and to the point, and very DISCHARGE influenced ( a comparison the band themselves hated, but is undeniable). The live sets featured on the B side are really the best to listen to, as they not only have a better sound and recording quality, but also feel much more representative of the band’s sound. However, the real star of this release is the packaging itself. It has two inserts, filled with tons of live photos, artwork, reviews, interviews, gig flyers, and writings from the band itself, all from the early ‘80’s. It also has an awesome fold out poster. For people like me, who are huge fans of ANTISECT, but aren’t old enough to have been around to see their early days (not to mention living on the wrong continent) this is an excellent look at the bands history. (righteous) Antisociety Records
THANK YOU! Thank you for doing a repress of a record that is not only brilliant in sound, but also vital on a socio/political level. ANTISECT…Goddamn….one of the finest anarcho punk bands to walk this Earth. I feel silly to write a review of this record, because in my mind, we all grew up with this. ANTISECT is a band that comes for the U.K., and has made such a massive impact in the punk community with their music, lyrics and overall ethos that blankets our existence. Their pivotal 1983 L.P. “In darkness there is no choice” put these “black-clad” punks on the map that would set the course for many future groups to follow their lead (pardon the expression). This particular 7” sets in motion what ANTISECT ultimately came to fruition as. The two songs on this record carve out an audible path of metallic, crust punk and the lyric content that will bring a sense of ultimate reality to your world. I appreciate ANTISOCIETY records for recognizing such an important and integral piece of art and music that we owe many thanks too. This can be a tough find, but thanks to ANTISOCIETY records, you now have the chance. An absolute necessity. (Leffer)
These two bands compliment each other perfectly in the way two people who have been together for many years finish each other’s sentences, but not in that obnoxious cutesy way. ALPINIST tears through their side of this split at a frantic pace with dark melodic hardcore that strays from the typical crust sound. The thunderous bass tone really moved me, but it didn’t bury the guitars thanks to precise mixing. Creepy harmonies keep the listener on edge, allowing you to get lost in the feel of it. The lyrics are mostly in German, but most of the songs have a few lines in English followed by a description in English. The senselessness of war is a prevalent theme throughout along with the issue of “first world problems” and hate for Nazis. On side MASAKARI: manic bass lines running in and out of guitars that are not only crushingly heavy, but provide an intense melodic platform for angry poetic lyrics noting the ills of modern society spit like venom by three members of the band. There seem to be hints of HHIG in their sound, which is a plus in my book. Some of the chord progressions are downright eerie and the tempo changes are brilliantly unpredictable. Add to this the beautiful black and grey sketch artwork of wild horses coming under fire by hundreds of arrows. Amazing release. (Jake)
Halo of Flies
Underground champions Cvlt Nation asked Profane Existence Records to put together an online mixtape of past and present artists, and the result is currently streaming on the Cvlt Nation website. The mix features tracks from several current and upcoming releases as well as vintage tracks; check it out (and download the whole thing for free!) here: http://www.cvltnation.com/cvlt-nation-mixtapecurated-by-profane-existence/
We recently came across a stash of out of print vintage Prone Existence and PE related 7″s. These records were sitting in a distro box in somebody’s closet. In an effort to raise money for upcoming projects we acquired them and have added them to the web-store. Supplies are limited so act now. At most there are only 4 copies of a given title. On average there is only one or two. CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE WEB-STORE!
Profane Existence is proud to announce that we will be releasing a split LP for Connecticut’s OILTANKER & North Carolina’s NO TOMORROW. OILTANKER has several releases and international tours under their belt. NO TOMORROW is a bit newer but hit the ground running with a solid demo, several regional tours and shows a lot of promise for good things to come! Both bands exemplify the brutality of modern crust. Both bands are active contributors in the d.i.y. punk scene. We feel they will fit perfectly on a record together as well as on the PE roster! We are excited about this record. We are excited about these bands. Get stoked. This record is going to be killer from start to finish!
And we now have a new OILTANKER t-shirt in the distro!
Order the new OILTANKER t-shirt HERE
Listen to a sample track from each band now:
OILTANKER – Blind mp3
NO TOMORROW – Liars mp3
ABSTURMER – Nuclear Hell Cassette
Anti-fashist, pro-satanic grinding black metal from CANADA! Ten tracks of pure evil spewed forth from the members of WAKE. Don’t call them hosers! They don’t even know how to play hockey.
BURNING SONS – Reduced To Equality LP
It’s crazy to see a new hardcore album being put out by Mystic Records! The pummeling hardcore of BURNING SONS is angrier and definately louder than anything that ever came out on the great “sampler” comps back in the day, but that’s what makes this such a triumphant return for the label; they’re kicking things off with a worthy present-day band and not just relying on their old catalog. And “Reduced To Equality” smokes all the way through, being a heavy fusion of hardcore punk and metal, and sounding something like John Brannon singing for the Cro-mags or Crumbsuckers. As you could probably guess, lyrical content does not deal with themes of holding hands, falling in love, or general happiness. A solid release, overall, and it’s good to see the Mystic skull spinning on the turn-table again. (BG- MRR)
IN DEFENCE “War Is Immoral, Gays Are Fabulous” T-Shirt design added to the web-store. The front features insert artwork from the “Party Lines and Politics” LP. The back features the classic “Making Punk A Threat Again” Profane Existene logo.
Profane Existence is once again screen printing our own T-shirts and have eight brand new designs available. To celebrate the rebirth of our printing operation (on hiatus for 15 years) we’re offering 10% off all our shirts for this week only. You MUST use coupon code P3DVYZ889BL1G to receive the discount. All the new designs are printed on heavyweight 100% cotton shirts and are printed front and back. Check out all of the shirts we offer HERE.