Profane Existence put out the first Ballast record back in 2005. Ballast really captured our attention with their urgent mix of hardcore, crust, and classic peace-punk influences.The most striking element of their sound was the female-fronted vocal delivery, which was powerful, melodic and emotive. Their first record has long been out of print but we came upon several copies of their 2nd record “Fuse” and their… well… they broke up, reformed as PREYING HANDS and recorded “Through The Dark. Both released by Inimical. We’ve got a limited twenty copies available and we are offing them together as a double pack. ORDER HERE!
IF YOU ARE A PUNK… AND YOU LIKE TO DRINK… AND YOU LIKE TO BOWL… SIGN UP FOR THE TWIN CITIES PUNK ROCK BOWLING TOURNAMENT!!! You don’t need to be a good at bowling. You just need to have a good time. CLICK HERE NOW!!
Profane Existence is sponsoring this years Twin Cities Punk Rock Bowling Tournament. We’re making some kick-ass-koozies and if we’re not too drunk we’ll bring the PE distro. Come out for Skateboarding, Bowling, Beer and Bands. Saturday September 1st, 2012 at Memory Lanes Bowling Alley (2520 26th Ave S. MPLS, MN). Skating & Music 3pm / Bowling 5pm / Bands 9pm Registration for the Bowling Tournament at Extreme Noise Records.
Thanks to every one who picked up a copy of the limited edition square shaped lathe cut DYING SEA – Lachrymose 7″ & t-shirt! We posted it this morning and it was gone by this afternoon. I know Melissa was stoked to know it went so fast. She also sends her regards. For those who ordered a copy we are printing your shirts now (remember the shirts are limited too!) and we will get them in the mail to you tomorrow. For those of you who didn’t get a chance to order one you can still stream the song here. – Up Tha “Limited Edition Record Collecting” Punx
DYING SEA – Lachrymose
Melissa “The Intern” leaves her mark at Profane Existence: DYING SEA – Lachrymose 7″ & T-Shirt
Profane Existence was fortunate to have Melissa “The Intern” Meils come up and do her college internship with us this summer. For her “Final Project” Melissa had to start a band (from scratch), write and record a song (this was her first band), design the 7″ cover, logo & t-shirt art as well as figure out how to screen print and make a 7″ record. The end result is an extremely limited & collectable lathe cut 7″ with a screen printed cover and matching t-shirt by DYING SEA: a raging female fronted, blackened crust band that does not compromise when it comes to their views on animal rights.
Over the course of two days Melissa teamed up with her boyfriend Josh (who played in various bands on Prosthetic and Metal Blade Records) to write and record the song “Lachrymose”: a politically charged anthem of well crafted crust brutality calling for the end of vivisetion and animal torture. After listening to the recording, seeing the layout Melissa designed and reasilizing how how amazing and on-point everything was we decided it needed to be an official Profane Existence release: DYING SEA – Lachrymose 7″ EXIST 132. What started out as a class project quickly took on a life of it’s own and is now a part of Profane history!
LISTEN HERE! DYING SEA – Lachrymose
We printed a total of 20 square shaped, one sided 7″ singles on clear monophonnic poly-carbonite “wax”. THIS IS A HOME MADE RECORD. You can’t get any more DIY than this! Each record was individually made, in real time, using an embossing method. There are center labels on both sides of the record, although music only appreas on side 1. The covers were screen printed right here at PE on heavy weight canvas (like a patch) and the lyrics inserts are all hand numbered.
GET YOUR COPY HERE!
Although we will have the song available digitally this is going to be a one time, limited edition pressing of twenty one sided lather cut records with screen printed covers. Once these records are gone we won’t be doing a repress. The first ten copies are already gone. They went to the band and friends of the label before it even hit the streets. The remaining 10 copies are available from the PE webstore and come with a DYING SEA t-shirt. The DYING SEA t-shirts are all double-sided on high quality fabric. The Dying Sea 7″ image is on the front and the classic PE “Making Punk A Threat Again” logo is on back. This is only available as a package deal. Neither the t-shirt nor the record will be sold seperately. Available now… but only for a limited time. GET THEM BOTH HERE!!
Note: There are center labels on both sides of the record but music is only on side 1. DO NOT PLAY THE SIDE WITH THE PE LOGO CENTER LABEL. The poly-carbonate is clear and it might appear that there are grooves on both sides. Do not be fooled. It could damage your needle. Also if you are playing the record on the correct side and it doesn’t sound like the needle is catching the groove properly you might want to help it out. Each record was made special with 1940’s technology and might require a little special attention from you when playing it. GRAB A PIECE OF PE HISTORY!
The Clusterfux LP bundle will get you the NEW Clusterfux LP “Abandon Your Gods” plus your choice of two other Profane Existence LP’s. We just got a small handful of these records. Get one before they are gone!!! You will not be disappointed.
“CLUSTERFUX was active from 1995 until March of 2011 and features long time Profane columnist Josh Mosh on vocals. They recently reformed and released the new hard hitting LP “Abandon Your Gods”. CLUSTERFUX are Denver’s longest running punk band and over their years had completed several tours, released a pile of records, and played with everyone from CONFLICT, the EXPLOITED, SUBHUMANS, and DRI, to STORMCROW, DROPDEAD, PHOBIA and plenty more. The band fused thrash and crust in a unique punk rock molotov-cocktail. The artwork was done by Brain D’Agosta who has also done some recent stuff for MISERY, POLICE BASTARD and WAR//PLAGUE.” – Thrashhead.com
OILTANKER and NO TOMORROW are heading out on tour in support of their new split LP on Profane Existence. If you live in or near one of the towns they are playing make sure you get out to see them. Both bands are as amazing live as they are on record.
Pick up a copy of the OILTANKER / NO TOMORROW split LP HERE!
Pick up an OILTANKER t-shirt HERE!
PE Especial Numero Ocho includes:
-State of Fear 7″
-4 Randomly chosen 7″s (Each order will receive four 7″s from the PE distro chosen at random by our intern Melissa, special for your listening pleasure.)
RESIST is one of the most relevant anarcho punk bands of Profane’s Existence. This special focuses on their legacy and offers a complete collection of all their recordings as well as apparel promoting the bands new 7″ and anarcho ideals.
PE Special #7: RESIST THIS! Comes with…
-Anarchist black flag shirt
-Resistography double CD
-Resist-Another Day in Paradise 7″
-PE Zine #56
The zine features art and an interview with punk rock illustrator, Amy Toxic. The zine also includes a bonus CD with over 30 tracks of underground thrash and crust tunes. Bands featured in the zine are Murder Disco X, Protestant, Blackout and more. ORDER NOW!
VARIOUS ARTISTS: Welcome to Minneapolis: 7″
This is a six-band compilation of heavy, basement-dwelling punks from Minneapolis. Lots of leather and spikes and seething anger. My favorites here are Ponx Attax and Favela Rising. The only band I really couldn’t get into was Kontrasekt. The record also features pictures of shows and all the bands by local photographer Adam Degross. Nice shots, for sure. It makes me feel good to know this stuff is happening all over the place! -Ty Stranglehold