Today marks the official release of the new Ep by Dominican nationals by way of Chicago “La Armada”. The 7 song “Crisis” hosts a plethora of aggressive riffs back boned by Caribbean style percussion molded into a mix of punk,thrash and metal unlike anything out right now.
Vinyls were delayed by a week but we will ship presale tentatively next week. Order your copy at the profane store and listen to an exclusive album stream at new noise magazine:
Okay, shut it down – the year is officially over. We have the record of the year here, and it’s only April. War//Plague, the best modern crust band in the midwest (if not all of America), have brought forth what is easily their finest work to date. “Temperaments Of War” is their latest release, and is an absolute masterpiece. Without giving too much away, this is a concept record (without the prog-rock pretentions of the term, thankfully!), comparing the Four Humors to mankind’s obsession with war. This is a unique thematic approach, which hasn’t been explored through extreme music before. A much more interesting take on war and war culture than the countless dis-clone “war is bad/bodies burning” lyrics which have become a sad cliche these days.
For those not in the know, War//Plague build upon an impressive legacy of American crust, and bring to mind the glory days of the ’90s anarcho/crust scene, but without becoming another rehashed nostalgia band. The passion is there in every note, which you can feel from the minute the needle hits the record. War//Plague are the new standard-bearers of the crust movement.
We have linked up with Dominican Republic’s (by way of Chicago) “La Armada” to release their new EP titled “Crisis”. This brand new effort from the band has six original songs and a “Bad Brains” medley that will rip you to shreds. Each record comes with a screen printed poster and assorted colored vinyl. The first 100 pre orders come with a hand stamped and numbered “Unbaptismal Certificate” so you can join the band on their quest for eternal flame. Check back tomorrow (4/22) to get your hands on one of these!
The band will also be taking the record on the road:
|MAY 09 – Ft Wayne, IN @ Brass Rail
MAY 10 – Detroit, MI @ Yonka
MAY 11 – Cleveland @ The Foundry
MAY 12 – Philadelphia, PA @ J.R.’s Bar
MAY 13 – Hartford, CT @ Whitney House
MAY 14 – New london, CT @ The Orphanage
MAY 15 – Providence,RI @ Machines w/ Magnets
MAY 16 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Acheron
MAY 17 – Baltimore, MD @ Side Bar
MAY 18 – Richmond, VA @ Cedar
MAY 19 – Huntington, WV @ Elimination Chamber
MAY 20 – Nashville, TN @ World Trade Center
MAY 21 – Louisville, KY @ Mag Bar
MAY 22 – Columbus @ House Show
MAY 24 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Melody Inn
AHNA (van.) and CETASCEAN (wpg.) meet minds with the release of their split LP Imperial Decline. This record serves up 7 tracks of brutalizing anti-oppressive crust punk: distorted, mincing, noisy. At its core, this is a crust record, but it is at times as contorted as the world that hatched it. AHNA continues their foray into a death metal influence that is as blown out as it is disgusting. The added guitar player only adds another layer to the injury. CETASCEAN achieves a new level of brutality, incorporating elements of stenchcore, swedish hardcore, sludge, and blackened raw punk. The record delivers thought provoking themes critiquing imperial war mongering, weapons manufacturing, vivisection, environmental annihilation, neo-colonialism, and systemic oppression within and outside the DIY punk community.
Labels: Profane Existence, Phobia, Neanderthal-Stench, Doomed Society, What is Making us Sick, Mercy of Slumber
In collaboration with Organize and Arise, Profane Existence, Scream records and Mankind Disaster records.
Here is a preview of Krang’s 5th musical project: “Bad Moon” LP. 35 minutes of new material written over the past year. Here is the 3rd track: “Mirror Puncher”. The album is out this spring on 150 gram random color vinyl with 8 new Krang tracks. Presented by Profane Existence (MNPLS), Sacred Plague Records (PDX), Occult Whispers (CHI), & Shaman Records (CHI).
INDOCTRINATE hail from Austria and are a political (anti-fascist, anti-sexist, anti-authoritarian and animal friendly) DIY crust punk band who play a catchy, abrasive and diversified blend of hardcore punk and d-beat/crust. Their music also incorporates elements from grindcore, post-hardcore, doom/sludge and other sub-genres of metal.
The rather dark and at times gloomy lyrics deal with political, environmental and social matters influenced by ideas that are best described as anarchist. At the same time they are conveying hopes for the creation of a better, freer and more just world devoid of the current restraints and shackles that enslave human as well as non-human beings today.
This 7” is INDOCTRINATE’s second release after their demo tape and includes two brand new tracks from these dissenting, angry, thrashing kids. Profane Existence was proud to help out with this release along with several other fine DIY punk labels from around the globe! This record comes with a screen printed patch!
So… PROFANE EXISTENCE is going to be moving out of Brickmania’s warehouse space and into Ben Crew’s basement. Ben Crew is busy knocking down walls to make room for all the records and shirts but it’s still not going to be big enough. That means we are having a huge 50% OFF SALE so that YOU can help house some of these records and shirts! We even put together several package deals for even more discounts and savings. Remember Postage is FREE in the U.S.
Get 50% OFF your total purchase of $50 or more when you enter the Coupon Code: 50% OFF
This offer is good now thru January 31st, 2014
CLICK HERE to visit the PE Web Store!
Here are some package Deals we have up on the web site. Click the link in red to go directly to the page. (Many items are limited)
APPALACHIAN TERROR UNIT – MEGA PACK
* ATU – We are Ungovernable T-shirt
* ATU / PE Beer Koozie
* ATU – Armageddon Won’t Be Brought By Gods 7″
* ATU – Black Sands 7″
* ATU / Oi Polloi split 7″
* ATU – Far From Fucking Over CD
* Profane Existence Zine #52/53 with ATU on the cover and bonus CD’s
OILTANKER – LP & T-Shirt Combo
* Oiltanker T-Shirt
* Oiltanker / No Tomorrow split LP (on random color vinyl)
AGAINST EMPIRE – LP & T-Shirt Combo
* Against Empire T-Shirt
* Against Empire – Thieves & Leeches LP
Go the Profane Existence web store and click on “SPECIAL DEALS” for more… SPECIAL DEALS!
WAR//PLAGUE earned the title of “PROFANE EXISTENCE BAND OF 2013” by landing one of the most scathing reviews any PE band has ever received… at least this year. And that is saying something because we put out a lot of records. So I want to officially say congratulations to WAR//PLAGUE. Keep up the good work! You must be doing something right to get a reviewer that pissed off. In celebration of their receiving this prestigious award PE is offering you the “WAR//PLAGUE MEGA//PACK!”
So for only $22 (plus Free Postage in the U.S.) you will get:
* WAR//PLAGUE – On A Darker Dawn LP
* WAR//PLAGUE / POLICE BASTARD – Attrition Split LP
* WAR//PLAGUE – Primal 7″
* WAR//PLAGUE – Attrition T-Shirt (w/ PE – Making Punk A Threat Again! on the back)
* PROFANE EXISTENCE ZINE (issue of our choice)
The t-shirt sizes are limited but if we are out of your size I encourage you to get a Youth Large t-shirt and cut it up… making two patches that you can sew on a shirt or jacket of your choice.
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