“Unjust & unwanted wars, poverty, prisons for profit and now cyberspace censorship…unholy fuck, there is some crazy shit happening right now, and luckily some bands are willing to take a stand against it! Appalachian Terror Unit are a West Virginia anarcho punk band who create music that gives a voice to the downpressed humans worldwide. Sometime in the near future, ATU will be releasing their Black Sands 7″ via Profane Extistence. This record will not disappoint – 4 songs that clock in over 13 minutes, packed with awesome metallic riffs and lyrics that bring home issues we all should have on our minds. What’s so on point about this band is that they are the total fucking package; not only do they incite change on the lyrical tip, but the music they lay down is so epic. ATU are able to balance all of the influences of metal, crust and punk with pure passion and conviction, which makes their songs dig deeper into your mind. On their title track, “Black Sands,” they have this riff that is dipped in caustic empathy, that screams just as loud as both vocalists and gets your braincells spazzing out on some revolution brainwaves. This band composes tunes that are laced with righteous fury that will stand the test of time. Fuck the powers that be, ATU are a band that represents the truth how I see it, and they manifest what the world needs to hear if the planet has any chance of sticking around. What I just can’t get over is their mammoth songwriting. When you hear “The End Of Complacency,” it fucking bleeds with the anger of the have nots, but at the same time it packs so much angst that’s directed at the truly wicked, you can’t help but get hyped. Damn, I’ve got to give the drummer some, on every track the warrior beat is alive and well. Ever since I heard this band years ago, I have been impressed with the dual vocals, and nothing has changed – I’m still into the vocal delivery on this 7″. If Black Sands could transform into a weapon, it would destroy those who have been taking advantage of us for their own profits. Appalachian Terror Unit are not terrorists, they are our freedom fighters – let’s all stand with them in unity, the world is ours!” – CVLT NATION
WELCOME TO MINNEAPOLIS features six local crust, punk & thrash bands that are actively playing and setting up shows in basements and underground venues around town. Some of the bands are politically active… some of them will drink you under the table… and others are content to sit at home with a glass of vegan almond milk and play with Legos all night. Despit their differences each band contributes to the life of the scene and are proud to call Minneapolis (& St. Paul) their home. The cover turns into a fold out poster featuring a collage of pictures by Adama Degross. ORDER HERE
ATU’s new 7″ Black Sands just got a write up in CVLT NATION. CHECK IT OUT
Anarchist Black Flag T-Shirt
WARTORN – Last Line Of Resistance T-Shirt
We are proud to announce that the new DRESDEN 7″ is on its way and will be hitting the streets in the not so distant future. Those familiar with this band know that DRESDEN has been keeping the crust scene alive and kicking across the state of Wisconsin (Dis-consin) since their inception. “Extinguish The Cross” offers up two trax of metallic d-beat rage with political lyrics and shredding guitar solos. Recorded by Tom Burt (In Defence/Garmonbozia). Mastered by Brad Boatright (From Ashes Rise/Warcry). Artwork by Jeremy Clark. Watch for DRESDEN / DEVIATED INSTINCT U.S. Tour Dates this spring.
Our friends at THRASHHEAD.COM caught up with Bitty (Dresden vocalist) to do an interview during their last tour. CHECK IT OUT !
ORDER THE NEW DRESDEN 7″ T-SHIRT HERE
DOOM SIREN / ISKRA Split LP
From Austin Texas, we have DOOM SIREN who storm into 4 brutal new trax of heavy & savage metallic crust.Reminds me a lot of BOLT THROWER Gutteral vocals vomiting hatred for capitalism and war. This being there third and best release yet, these guys are definatly one of my favorite active bands going right now in the states.
On the Flip side of the record hailing from Victoria BC, ISKRA never fail to impress yet again tearing through 4 new tracks of their trademark blackened crust, Including a cover of Marduk’s “Levelling Dust”.After releasing 2 full length LP’s, a split LP with AGAINST EMPIRE, split 7″ with SELF RULE, there own 7″ and various comps and demo cassettes, they are still in full effect and hiting harder then ever, Fuck they are truely one of the most unique and greatest band of our time. Absolutely essential for anybody even remotely interested in crust or black metal.
Profane Existence is proud to announce that we will be releasing “WELCOME TO MINNEAPOLIS”, a local comp. featuring six of the most active, political, raging… punk/hardcore/crust & Lego loving bands this scene has to offer.
Side PROFANE features PONX ATTAX, VARIX, & IN DEFENCE.
Side EXISTENCE features KONTRASEKT, FAVELA RISING & COGNITIVE DISSONANCE.
The 7″ cover includes a foldout poster with pictures by local photographer & d.i.y. show promoter ADAM DEGROSS.
This tape is raw and chaotic as fuk! It’s called “Hardcore 2011″ but it should have been called “Hardcore 1982″. It sounds like Greg Ginn (Black Flag guitarist) hooked up with the dudes from Discharge and recorded a demo on their friends 4-track somewhere in Russia. Only $3. ORDER HERE!
PE is proud to announce that we will be releasing a split LP for NO TOMORROW and OILTANKER later this year. However NO TOMORROW is on tour now and we recommend checking them out if they come through your town!
CHECK OUT TOUR DATES : HERE
LISTEN TO A SNEAK PREVIEW FROM THE SPLIT: NO TOMORROW – Machines
Anarchy (wings) design on the front & “Our Streets” logo on back. ORDER HERE