I had the pleasure of doing an interview with Chad Malone, the vocalist and guitarist with Tulsa, Oklahoma’s premier Oi! band, The Shame. You might know him from political crust bands like BROTHER INFERIOR, ASSEMBLY OF GOD or BRING DOWN THE HAMMER. This three piece band plays with conviction and has lyrics that deal with getting through life, and of course, drinking. You can’t go wrong with their first CD, The Plan, or their new 7″ single out on Profane Existence called “The World Is Ours”. It’s the first 7″ single on Profane Existence’s Limited Edition 7″ Singles Series. So pull a pint of your favorite brew, imported if possible, turn on the football, crank up the tunes from The Shame and read on!
– Interview by Rick Ecker
What or who got you into punk at first?
I came from the metal scene but was drawn to the aggression of punk and thrash early on. It seemed like I was always looking for the next, faster thing. I got into Iron Maiden at age 11 and soon found Metallica (in 1984) and it wasn’t long until I got into everything from Cryptic Slaughter to The Damned to Motorhead. And yes, very much I listen to all of those early records still today.
What bands were you in before this and do you still hang out with those people/have music from them still?
I’ve been doing bands for ages and have had a lot of luck in being able to do a lot with them. I was in Bring Down the Hammer, Assembly of God, the Leveling, Brother Inferior and I still do Larkin. Ironically enough, I knew both o
f the members of the Shame from bands I was in early on. Josh and I were in a crossover/metal band called Mad Arab in 1986, and Giss and I were in Concept of Nonsense and Unsociety back in 1989/90.
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THE SHAME are an old school, beer drinking, scoccer loving, working class, anti-fascist Oi! band out of Tulsa, Oklahoma featuring members of Brother Inferior, Bring Down The Hammer and Assembly of God. Their songs are well crafted anthems that will have the kids singing along in the pit and the old timers drinking along at the pubs. We are excited to have them kick off the PE limited edition 7″ sinlges series with their new record The Wolrd Is Ours. This record is now available individually or as a set on an asortment of different colors. CLICK HERE! or click one of the records below.
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THE SHAME glow in the dark records arrived at the PE Warehouse today and they are bad ass! We broke ground on two new fronts here. This is the first time we’ve pressed a record on something that glows… Seriously, if you get radiation sickness from playing it consider this your legal warning. This is also the first Oi! record that PE has been apart of. Chad from THE SHAME has been a long time friend of Profane. You might know him from political crust bands like BROTHER INFERIOR, ASSEMBLY OF GOD or BRING DOWN THE HAMMER. Musically THE SHAME play anti-fascist OI! and it’s solid fucking punk rock you can sing along to while drinking pints with yer mates! It doesn’t matter what you’re into (except maybe straightedge) but if there is one thing that brings the punks together it’s beer and a band who sings it praises: THE SHAME. We are excited to welcome them to the PE family and to have them kick off the Limited Edition 7″ Series. What is this series you ask?? Each month in 2013 PE will release a new limited edition 7″. If you subscribe for the first six you get limited edition glow in the dark vinyl and a screen printed patch from each of the featured bands. Subscriptions are limited but there is still time to sign up. Do it today!
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Resistant Culture played Indianapolis last Tuesday night at Indy’s Jukebox. They performed flawlessly with Katina trained in classical guitar who absolutely shredded. Anthony Rezhawk (vocalist for Terrorizer since 2005) has unique sounding vocals, where he includes Native American chants to give their songs an emotional tribal feeling. Their lyrics about the environment and ideas of extinction are truly moving. Ben is their remarkable drummer who was also a member of Axiom. He is involved with Gaian Mind, a collective located in California that helps educate youth about how to sustain the planet. Please visit their page! http://gaian-mind.org/community/
Ben gave me seeds to grow called red amaranth. This green is similar to the taste of spinach, is easy to grow, and beneficial to your health. It has vitamins A and C, iron, calcium, magnesium, zinc, folate and a good amount of protein (30% more protein than rice, sorghum and rye). It is rich in the amino acid, lysine.
Not only does Resistant Culture have brilliant music, lyrics, and a unique tribal aspect to their music but they are activists with hopes for a better future. If they’re playing a show near you, please attend and support these wonderful individuals.
One week ’til this show in Chicago! Shaman Records 13th Anniversary Show!
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Minneapolis’ taco eating retard thrash commando unit, IN DEFENCE, return with another hard hitting, rip your face off, party till you puke album of sarcastic jams and political jabs. IN DEFENCE make fun of everything from eating pizza to moshing the wrong way. Why do they care so much about such trivial topics? Who knows. But what makes us laugh makes us stronger and In Defence is all about making us laugh, often at their own expence. This CD features their second LP, two different 7″s and some random unreleased bonus material they dug out of a dusty box that was sitting in Ben Crews closet. Best song title “The Only Good Thing About Pizza Is The Crust”. Now, “less talk… more sign language” ORDER HERE!
1. Lessons in headbanging
2. Into the sewer
3. Straightedge hangover
4. Call More Dudes pt. 3 (girls are dudes too)
5. In DefenSe is our name spelled wrong!
6. Head of the thrash
7. Garbage in garbage out
8. Don’t call me a moshist… I just hate the way you dance
9. Ronald Reagan is dead
10. The only good thing about pizza is the crust
11. 80’s dance parties are a fucking joke
12. I wish you weren’t here
13. Rock against “guyliner”
14. Less talk… more sign language
15. In Defence of the taco Party By The Slice should change their name
17. A song for Mark Nelson to drink a beer to
18. Ben Crew is an asshole
19. The ballad of Jessie Bastard
21. Minor treat
22. Deep poetry
In 2013 Profane Existence will release one new 7″ each month as part of our limited edition singles series.
This series will spotlight different underground D.I.Y. crust, punk & metal bands. Some bands you might know some you might not. Each band is one has captured our attention and we feel will capture yours too. The first three bands in this series are announced below. The rest will be announced as the release dates approach. We’ve got some pretty cool things lined up but we are keeping it a mystery for now!
Each record will contain songs exclusive to this series. We will do a short run pressing of 500 records. 100 on glow-in-the-dark vinyl and 100 each of 4 other color variations. A select amount will be available for wholesale through ILD: www.ildistro.com (Get in touch with them now if you want to carry this!) but the majority will be available direct from Profane Existence. Once they are gone they are gone.
We are offering you an advanced opportunity to subscribe for the first six 7″s in this series. Each month subscribers will receive one new 7″ in the mail along with a silk screened patch of that band. The first 100 subscribers will get exclusive GLOW-IN-THE-DARK vinyl. Note: silk screened patches and glow-in-the-dark vinyl will ONLY be available to subscribers. They will not be sold separately. All subscription orders will receive color vinyl but if you order after the first 100 are spoken for you will get a color of our choosing. Once the official street dates hits the remaining records will be sold individually, random color only. Or get each of the 4 non-glow-in-the-dark colors by purchasing a 4 pack. Only while supplies last.
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- • PE Singles Series #1: January 2013
- • Band: THE SHAME – The Worlds Is Ours 7″
- • Style: Anti-Fascist Oi! with beer drinking anthems to sing at the pubs
- • Members of: Brother Inferior, Assembly of God, Bring Down The Hammer
- • Hometown: Tulsa, Oklahoma
- • Colors: 100 Glow-the-dark (subscription only), 100 Boot Black, 100 Football White, 100 Solid Red, & 100 True Blue
- • PE Singles Series #2: February 2013
- • Band: DESPISE – Desolate/Inebriated 7″
- • Style: Agressively-charged female fronted crust with demonic elements of black metal
- • Members of: Destroy, Krang
- • Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
- • Colors: 100 Glow-in-the-dark (subscriptions only), 100 Blackest of Black, 100 Green Glass, 100 Blood Red, and 100 Punk Rock Pink
- • PE Singles Series #3: March 2013
- • Band: WARTORN – Domestic Terrorist 7″
- • Style: Punishing metallic crust that truelly devastates when you listen you it. Wartorn is one of the strongest crust bands in the upper mid-west and this is their best records to date. The production and song writing is up there with the likes of Wolfbrigade.
- • Members of: Dresden, Remission, Words That Burn
- • Hometown: Appleton, WI
- • Colors: 100 Glow-in-the-dark (subscription only), 100 Blackened Crust, 100 Anarchist Red, 100 Clear Glass, 100 Green Glass
MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED…
Minneapolis “scene” veterans WAR//PLAGUE got a write up in Scene Point Blank for their new LP “On A Darker Dawn”.
CLICK HERE to see what they had to say!
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