Holy shit! Yeah, that saying about judging a book buy it’s cover? Out the window. This is the second instaIlment of the Profane Existence Limited Edition Singles Series. I had certain expectations when I first set eyes on this beauty and they all came true. When the needle dropped on the Desolate side, the slow paced gloomy intro sets the scene heavy with dread and depression. It’s like being held down by a morphine drenched pile of sleeping bags. You can’t get up and realize that there’s just no good reason to try. The bleek lyrics and Hannah’s ghostly howls make it that much harsher once the band kicks into a fury of blackened crust riffing. Occasionally they slow down to open the mood up even further. On side Inebriated, the subject matter is exactly what you think: self medicating to get through this shit-circus of a human existence. This track is every bit as emotionally heavy and soul crushing as Desolate. Being experienced seasoned veterans of older Minneapolis bands, you know that the chances of this being a piece of crust magic is almost a sure thing and it is. I hope that we get many years and releases from DESPISE as they are nothing short of amazing! This is available in four different colors(black, red, pink or green) for $7.77 each or $25 for all four colors. (Jake)
Profane Existence / PO Box 18051 / Minneapolis, MN 55418
This is the first installment of the Profane Existence Limited Edition Singles Series and is a hell of a way to kick it off! They’re a three piece from Tulsa, Oklahoma who aren’t new to music scene as the members have been in other bands such as Brother Inferior, Bring Down The Hammer and Assembly of God. This 7″ brings us 4 songs of mid-paced, beer fueled, anti-fascist oi tunes that are guaranteed to be instant classics. Each is catchy and melodic with clear vocals and sure get you singing along with a hearty pint(or four). The subject matter is all about working class struggle, soccer and, you guest it, drinking beer. The production is just raw enough to add to the real life subject matter of the songs. Available in four colors: black, red, blue and white. Get al four colors for $25. (Jake)
Profane Existence / PO Box 18051 / Minneapolis, MN 55418
For the last year we have been pressured by outside forces to keep the “retail” prices high for Profane Existence releases. We’ve never been able to get used to seeing our records priced at nearly double of what we traditionally sold them for. Profane Existence has always vehemently independent and our recent experiment with an exclusive distributor has pushed us outside of our comfort zone. Effective immediately, we are lowering our mail order prices across the board, back to where they were in 2011 (in fact less than 2011 in most cases). In the USA, most 7″s will now cost $5, CDs will be $6.66 and LPs will be $7.98 – all prices including postage. We do still have some older Profane Existence magazines left and they are also appropriately DIY priced.
We do still plan to keep the limited edition singles series going, but due to the economy of scale (or lack thereof), these records will still be significantly higher than mass-produced PE EPs. We will release a low-priced CD version, containing six complete EPs each, shortly after the release of 6th, 12, 18th, etc. PE also has quite a line-up good new releases planed for 2013, plus some some classic PE releases coming back with low-priced vinyl and CD versions.
We apologize for the lack of DIY spirit PE has displayed for the last year or so. We’ve all been busy with other aspects of our lives and regret that we let things slip out of whack for so long. Rest assured we are taking corrective steps to get PE back on track and to help keep DIY punk a force to be reckoned with!
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WARTORN is Wisconsin’s hardest hitting metallic crust band. They actively tour, set up festivals and are vocal about carrying the torch for the underground crust scene in the midwest and around the world. They’ve shared the stage with everyone from Tragedy to Anti-sect, Deviated Instinct and will soon be touring with Raw Power. Their vocalist Bitty is long time contributor to Profane Existence magazine. “Domestic Terrorist” is their most recent release and it is by far their most brutal. This is also the third installment in the PE Limited Edition Singles Series.
This record comes in White, Black, Clear, and Red Vinyl and is also as a 4 record set with each color.
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So we just wrapped up our tracking last week and now have Brad at Audiosiege in Portland doing the mix and I’ve gotta say…this is by far the best experience and sound we’ve ever had! We’re planning to do two separate albums with this session. Our first priority in releasing these tracks is to get our single out for the PE series that’s running this year. I believe we’re in line to be #7 and already have the art and title sorted out….but sorry, you gotta wait
The next release is based on a mere concept we had some time back and will be a 4 song 12″ with a sort of back story. We’ve been really hitting the ground running as a band and feel that we not only want to write music, but we really want to put our minds and energy into something that’s not just “another record”. I’m not quite sure what that means, but after doing this for so many years, you really start to recognize how important the music can be and what kind of effect it has on yourself and others.
So, to say that we’ve just begun would be putting it lightly. Tons of ideas, and tons of support from all over. Cheers to the DIY community and everyone involved to make this place better by contributing in one way or another. Punk is a way to get a message and a feeling out to the world, and damn it feels good! Cheers
Profane Existence is proud to announce that DEADLY REIGN (Austin, TX) and KRANG (Chicago, IL) will be joining the PE Limited Edition Singles Series. We are very excited. Both bands submitted stellar recordings that capture them at the top of their game! Heavy punishing d-beat & crust on a level so brutal it is unmatched by most. This is an excellent way to round out the first half of the year’s series.
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January 2013 #1
THE SHAME – The World Is Ours
February 2013 #2
DESPISE – Desolate
March 2013 #3
WARTORN – Domestic Terrorist
April 2013 #4
RIFLE DIET – Abuse Begets Abuse
May 2013 #5
DEADLY REIGN – Slave
June 2013 #6
KRANG – Broken Waves