FAVELA RISING is a Brazilian fronted d-beat band that sings in Portuguese and is based out of Minneapolis, MN. The have a very old school sound, a message of political unrest and have been playing basements in the local underground scene on and off for the past 5 years. Their first ever recorded track appeared on the Profane Existence WELCOME TO MINNEAPOLIS 7″ compilation. After it’s release their singer, Marcio, decided to bring the band back into the studio to record for a split 7″ with a band from Brazil called DEATH FROM ABOVE. Marcio decided he wanted to start up his own d.i.y. label, Lixo Social Records, and release the record himself… So after months of saving, toils and tribulations, networking, and figuring out just how and where to get everything done the FAVELA RISING / DEATH FROM ABOVE split is now out! In celebration of it’s release we are putting together a special that includes both their releases plus some extras.
PE Special #15 includes:
- FAVELA RISING/DEATH FROM ABOVE 7″
- WELCOME TO MINNEAPOLIS 7″ (featuring Favela Rising)
- Extra Welcome To Minneapolis Poster (for your wall!)
- Favela Rising “D-Beat Maniac” Patch (hand screened by Gary from MISERY)
SMD/CYP split 7″. This is a band new split 7″ featuring two brutal bands. One is from a large West Coast city known around the world and the other is from a small town in Wisconsin but parties like they rule the word.
SMD (LA) has been around as long as I can remember. I believe someone told me they’ve been around 20+ years but don’t quote me on that. All I know is that when we played with them last summer they blew me away. For those who don’t know SMD play brutal as fuck grind/crustcore and don’t know the meaning of the phrase “play slower”.
CYP is from Appleton, Wisconsin and have been doing basement shows for years. Memebers have lived in punk houses and are very active hosting bands on tour and keeping the scene alive. They have several other releases under their belt including several 7″s, a full length LP, and a split with In Defence. They recently got back from a tour of Europe. They are one of the most “under the radar” bands of the mid-west.
We got 10 of these splits and that’s it. Each order comes with an extra mystery 7″!!!
Steve Mackay of THE STOOGES stopped into ILD(Independent Label Distribution – PE’s Exclusive Distributer) to say hi and drop off copies of his new solo record. While there he took some promo pics… in front of the PROFANE EXISTENCE shelves! That’s right, he still has his finger on the proverbial “punk rock pulse”. Pictured with Steve… Massmord, Doom, War//PLague, Resistant Culture, Oiltanker and others. He knows where it’s at! Cheers to you Steve and to the fine folks at ILD who have been handling our distribution.
HOW CAN YOU GET PE TITLES AT WHOLESALE COSTS???
If you would like to order Profane titles at WHOLSALE rates visit the ILD web-site and talk with Mike Beer. He will be happy to help you out!
ILD Distribution / Mike Beer
Profane Existence is having a DIY SALE all through September. 20% OFF EVERYTHING IN THE STORE…. including the PE Specials. When you check out use the code: DIYSALE to get the discount.
This edition of the “PE Special series” was brought to you by our friends at ANTI-CORP Records down in Nashville. Anti-Corp has been a solid trade partner with PE in the past (when we were running a distro) and released solid records like DOOM SIREN, IN RUINS and RESISTANT CULTURE as well as countless others. This time around they bring you THETAN, a two piece brutal as fuck power-violence band featuring ex-members of SANCTIONS. The welcome to whine country 7″ is a rager from start to finish… knocking out 10 solid tracks of no bullshit, in your face audio destruction!
The other half of this special was brought to you by our friends at CRASH ASSAILANT & BEZERKER RECORDS who released this split 7″ between Profane’s own IN DEFENCE and PARTY BY THE SLICE (featuring members of ENABLER – Southern Lord, PROTESTANT – Halo of Flies & GET RAD – Gilead Media). These bands have no shortage of serious talent but they seem content to have some “not so serious” fun on here as they take humorous jabs at each other while duking it out over their favorite foods… TACOS & PIZZA. This one comes with the hand numbered limited edition In Defence “tacos up your ass” insert.
PE Special #13 comes with:
- THETAN welcome to whine country 7″ (color vinyl)
- IN DEFENCE / PARTY BY THE SLICE tacos vs. pizza 7″ (w/ ltd. insert)
- Randomly selected orders will get FREE shit! ORDER NOW!
RIFLE DIET hails from Minneapolis and features members of Profane bands GARMONBOZIA & IN DEFENCE. They play raw political crust/hc with dark and brooding overtones and aggressive female vocals. This is their first record… titled “Thrash Compactor”. They recently got back from a raging Mid-west tour and dropped off some records special for Profane!
PE Special #12 gets you:
1) RIFLE DIET – Thrash Compactor 7″
2) Mystery 7″ from our distro box
The first 10 orders will also get a FREE patch (Servitude, In Defence, Actives, others…)
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!
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!