This June / July the newest member of the PROFANE EXISTENCE family, Portland’s VASTATION will be touring the west coast of the United States. They will be teamed up with WILT from Seattle for the entirety of the tour. If that’s not enough crust to rip your face off, a few selected shows will also feature BÄDR VOGU and British Columbia’s legendary ISKRA!
VASTATION is a somewhat newer band that formerly went by the name NIGHT NURSE. Musically VASTATION play raw galloping stenchy metal crust reminiscent of old peacevile bands. Their songs feature elements of greats like BOLT THROWER and AXEGRINDER mixed with DISCHARGE and EXTINCTION OF MANKIND. Later this month VASTATION will be dropping two incredible split EPS. The first one is with Minneapolis’s WAR//PLAGUE. It will be released on PROFANE EXISTENCE RECORDS and on ORGANIZE AND ARISE. The second split is with MUTILATED VETERANS and will be released on MORBID REALITY RECORDS.
If you have not heard VASTATION yet now is the time! Listen to the track “Don’t Uphold Their Law”
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.
In collaboration with Organize and Arise, Profane Existence, Scream records and Mankind Disaster records.
We’ll be having a limited run of the Organize and Arise shirts for the July 20th gig,
so get…while the gettin’s good! (there will be patches available as well)
Organize and Arise along with Profane Existence will be setting up shop at Cause Spirits and Soundbar in Uptown Minneapolis to celebrate 25 years of MISERY as they play two gigs. One all ages show and a later 21+ show. Needless to say, this will be a record release show for DESPISE and WAR//PLAGUE, along with many other bands.