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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One of the most prominent and important anarcho-punk bands play Minneapolis for the first time in 32 years!
WAR//PLAGUE’s “Primal” 7″ is finally out! After a long delay at the pressing plant we finally have this fine slab of wax in our hands. This marks the kick off of the second half of the PE Limited Edition Singles Series (starting with record #7). If you ordered the subscription I’m pleased to announce that your copies will go out in the mail tomorrow. You can also order individual copies as well.
WAR//PLAGUE – Primal is potentially the best release these Minneapolis punks have yet to offer! The driving force behind this release is laden with mad as fuck thrash punk. These tracks are an all out assault on the shallow society we live in. This is “Primal”…war cries to decimate corporate sponsorship in the DIY punk underground, and to curse the thrones of those who rule. WAR//PLAGUE carry the torch for what really matters in this desolate world of superficial living and material gain. The scathing and metallic riffs, the onslaught of drums and the scorching vocals makes this a serious addition to their previous releases. This is a clear and concise release with a message to raise the flag high and to bestow nothing but rage against the masses that lie, cheat and kill.
To order the subscription and get each of the six different records on color vinyl CLICK HERE.
To order an individual copy on black vinyl CLICK HERE.
A sample of what’s to come on the PE single release of the War//Plague e.p. “Primal”
Profane Existence is proud to announce that WAR//PLAGUE’s new Primal 7″ will be the July Release for our 2013 Limited Edition Singles Series. This record is potentially the best release these Minneapolis punks have yet to offer! The driving force behind this release is laden with mad as fuck thrash punk. These tracks are an all out assault on the shallow society we live in. This is “Primal”…war cries to decimate corporate sponsorship in the DIY punk underground, and to curse the thrones of those who rule. WAR//PLAGUE carry the torch for what really matters in this desolate world of superficial living and material gain. The scathing and metallic riffs, the onslaught of drums and the scorching vocals makes this a serious addition to their previous releases. This is a clear and concise release with a message to raise the flag high and to bestow nothing but rage against the masses that lie, cheat and kill. This is the 7th installment in the PE Limited Edition Singles Series and will be available on color vinyl to those who subscribe.
You can check out the first half of the series by CLICKING HERE!
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.
We’re making the old print issues of Profane Existence Magazine available as downloadable PDF files, and will begin working our way backwards through time. Here is the last edition of the printed PE magazines from Fall 2011…
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- Boneshaker Books interview
- BURNT CROSS interview
- KONTRASEKT interview
- DRIPFED interview
- WAR//PLAGUE interview
- Peace Ridge Sanctuary interview
- Moshpit Tragedy Records interview
- Featured artist Daniel Shaw
- Mosh Against Monsanto
- New band profiles
- Columns from Anti-Christy, Bitty, Stinkbot, Damien Inbred, Diamond Doug, Josh Mosh, Mandapocalypse, Leffer, Ben Axiom and Newt
- Letters, reviews and more.
WAR//PLAGUE – On A Darker Dawn LP
For those of you who don’t know who WAR//PLAGUE are… well, you’re missing out. It’s doubtful that a simple review can do the band justice or properly describe one of the finest crust bands going today.
It would seem like cheating to mention MISERY at this point in the review. After all, WAR//PLAGUE are a different group of individuals at a different point in their lives. However, there is no denying the impact and influence that bands like MISERY, AMEBIX, DEVIATED INSTINCT, etc have had on the developing sound of WAR//PLAGUE. In no way am I saying that they are just another throwback band – their sound is definitely their own. I mention MISERY specifically because both bands have created a very heavy, yet diverse crust sound that is as much a nod to the originators of UK crust as it is their original vision of the style. And of course, you can’t deny the Minneapolis connection between the two. There’s no way that either band could have existed outside the twin cities. Call it fate.
On A Darker Dawn is the first WAR//PLAGUE full-length, and it was more than worth the wait. As an avid fan from the first demo through the Smolder EP, the split LP with POLICE BASTARD, and finally this masterpiece, I’m struck by how much the band has grown in such a short period of time. While all the elements were always there, everything has completely come together on this record. Lutz’ vocals have never sounded better; the guitar work is absolutely outstanding; the song structures have grown leaps and bounds; I can finally hear Sam’s bass abilities (a complaint I’ve often had in past recordings is that the bass was too low in the mix); the drumming isn’t too technical, but definitely not rudimentary – Chad seems to have a style all his own.
From the instrumental opening through the nine songs and into the instrumental closing, you can tell this is a well crafted piece of music. This is one of those records that you need to listen to all the way through, as it just won’t impact you the same way in any other order, or if any piece is missing. This is absolutely the best Profane release in recent memory, and one of the best punk albums of the last few years. (Inbred)
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