WILT combine old school metal and crust in a perfect hybrid that very few others have ever achieved. Prepare for a LP thats equal parts galloping d-beat crust reminiscent of bands like HELLSHOCK, and INSTINCT OF SURVIVAL, meets old school death metal in the vein of BOLT THROWER, MEMORIAM (old) SEPULTURA.
Here is a track from the upcoming LP
“Sermon for the Bootlickers”
Despite the inculcation of helplessness within each there remains great power. Ill at ease with such makes us ill. Learn to see the hand that feeds for what it is. You’ve been fooled if you think you’ve got no power. Refuse to be reduced to a consumer you’re a human being. Define yourself by more than wealth. Define yourself as a human. You don’t need what you’re being sold. Bend your knee to no authority but your own mind. You have the power to avoid the gilded trap. Avarice is what you’re conditioned for. Break the mold discover what’s really valuable to you.
Wed, July 12 Hanover / Germany / Confirmed Thu, July 13 Bremen Fri, July 14 Mulhem / Germany / Confirmed Sat, July 15 Gent, Belgium / CrustPicnic / Confirmed Sun, July 16 Paris / France or Amsterdam / Nederland July 18 North-East France or West Germany July 19 Freiburg / Germany TBC July 20 Winterthur / Switzerland Fri, July 21 Zurich / Switzerland Sat, July 22 Biel / Switzerland July 23 Lausanne or Geneva / Switzerland
July 24 Geneva / Switzerland or Grenoble france
July 25 Treviso (or Milano or Bologna or Verona) / Italy
July 26 Ljubljana Slovenia Confirmed
July 27 No Sanctuary chilling day
Fri, July 28 NoSanctuary Confirmed
Sat, July 29 NoSanctuary Confirmed
July 30 Ilirska Bistrica/Slovenia or Vienna/Austria or Budapest/Hungary.
July 31 Wiena / Austrai or Budapest or / Slovakia
August 1 Brno / Czech Republic.
August 2 Prague / Czech Republic
August 3 Finsterwalde / Germany TBC
Fri, August 4 Leipzig / Germany TBC
Sat, August 5 Berlin / Germany / confirmed
August 6 Dresden
August 7 Wroclaw / Poland
August 8 Warsaw / Poland
August 9 Poznan / Poland
August 10 Szczecin/Poland TBC
Fri, August 11 Rostock / confirmed
Sat, August 12 Hamburg TBC
Brace yourself for one of the most uncompromising hard hitting and politically outspoken records of this era. STORM OF SEDITION are an anti-civilization anarchist crust punk band based out of Victoria BC. Sharing members with the mighty ISKRA you can definitely expect some serious blackened crust, and yes a huge metal influence is prevalent however STORM OF SEDITION are a bit more reminiscent of bands like CONTRAVENE & NAUSEA. “Decivilize” brings a heavy anarcho punk dynamic to the table combined with over the top blackened crust grind thats littered with blistering solo’s, insanely powerful drumbeats, and thought productive lyrics that challenge our current state of human civilization. All in all this is an absolute monster of a release!
Comes with a 12 page booklet containing lyrics, notes, and song explanations.
STORM OF SEDITION WILL TOURING THE WEST COAST THIS SUMMER!!!
Keep you eye’s peeled for a list of tour dates soon!
Listen to the song “Disconnect” here…
Living a domesticated existence Starves people of meaning in their lives Everyone feels the void beneath the surface Of everyday activities and routines
Miserable, exploited, mass populations Feeding the industrial systems endless hunger Treated like machines, living beings Enslaved and kept passive in a technological noose
We live in these cages Made of concrete, glass, and steel A functioning human made hell Complete with natural scenery
Yet there is no community Deprived of connection with real people Technology perpetuates alienation But promises to connect us
And fill the void in our lives In constant need of escape and distraction From this fucking ugly world Technology creeping into our lives
Pop culture, pacifying shit Endless distractions to curb dissent A society of lonely domesticated beings Attempting social interaction behind a digital screen
Clinging to the feeling of connectedness Personalized profiles, mass communication tools Monitored and funded by pigs Spying on people, on movements While corporations profit off government control Microsoft, apple, fedbook Endless lists of corporations Infiltrating our everyday lives The NSA, the CSE Databases created from what you share Information for incrimination Millions of people on terrorist watch lists Technology’s a weapon used against us
Its function is to propel their ability To efficiently exploit us and the natural world While doing so capitalizing off selling us Gadgets to distract us from the lives we live and hate
Turn off that shit, enter the real world You are not connected You are alone staring into a fucking a screen
Get outside, meet with real people! Even if we use these tools We must never forget
Technology is a system created by and for those in power And it will only exist with Division of labor, exploitation, and death
Becoming connected through technology Is a sick fucking joke
PROFANE EXISTENCE RECORDS – PO BOX 647 – HUNTINGTON WV – 25711 – UNITED STATES
Originally pressed in 1996 PROFANE EXISTENCE is bringing this quintessential anarcho punk masterpiece back in circulation.
In 1996 AUS-ROTTEN released their first LP “The System Works For Them” on an unsuspecting punk scene. It spread like wildfire in a pre internet era within a genre that mostly depended on tape trading. (at least is was pre internet for us penniless punks) “The System Works For Them” was the perfect mix of anger and intelligence that the scene needed at the time (and still does today). It was like a wake up call that opened the eyes and ears to many punks the world over. The messages where crystal clear and most us were hooked as soon as the beginning shouts of “Boycott” bellowed over the speakers. I don’t believe any of us ever expected their message to resonate so well within the scene, but even more surprising is how the songs are just as relevant today as on they the day they were written. Which is why PROFANE EXISTENCE has decided to repress this record. We feel that that messages that AUS-ROTTEN brought to the table are to powerful to ignore. We feel that this LP is important and therefore should be highly available and priced affordably.
PROFANE EXISTENCE has worked out every last detail of this release with the members of AUS-ROTTEN whom have been involved from step one. All tracks have been re-masted by Jay Matherson at the Jamroom studios. To be 100% honest we didn’t want to do a complete re-master of what we already considered a good recording. However when we opened the tracks on protools we noticed a few balance issues that required fixing. These fixes resulted in a tremendous upgrade to the overall quality of the tracks. We painstakingly scanned, puzzled, and photoshopped the original artwork to make sure that it was as close to authentic as it could possible be. We then went for broke by pressing in three different vinyl color combinations! Overall to say that we are pumped to release this would be an understatement, we are absolutely ecstatic to bring you this LP on PROFANE EXISTENCE!
To top this all off we worked with AUS-ROTTEN vocalist Dave Trenga on redrawing the classic “What Good Is Money, When There Is No One Left To Buy” design for a T-Shirt to concede with the albums release. This is a fresh take on an old image to create a new and original design.
Vinyl options are…
1. Standard black vinyl
2. “The Battlefield is Still Red” Bloodsplatter vinyl.
3. See through “Smoke”. – Available at SKULLFEST only
Silence are a highly active post-punk/peace-punk band from Pittsburgh, PA. “The Deafening Sound of Absolutely Nothing” strives (and succeeds) to achieve the perfect balance between peace and post punk. By taking influences from The Mob, Bauhaus, Zounds, Killing Joke, Amebix, Crass, Conflict, Internal Autonomy and Joy Division SILENCE have created what can only be described a brilliant debut LP. At one moment this record is dark, heavy, and atmospheric and then the next moment it makes you want to dance and sing along. Lyrically SILENCE are much closer to the anarcho side of the previously listed influences. Lyrics focus on a variety of topics but often have a strong focus on the way punk and activist communities deal with political struggle in our current political climate.
“The Deafening Sound of Absolutely Nothing” comes with a 16 page magazine size zine containing lyrics, personal writings and song explanations. Designed, printed and assembled by the band themselves in true D.I.Y. fashion.
Silence will be having a record release show in their hometown of Pittsburgh PA at the Rock Room Friday April 22nd with SHADOW AGE and SKELETON HANDS. Then later this month SILENCE will embark on a full United States tour to support “The Deafening Sound of Absolutely Nothing”. Here is a list of dates. Be show to check in with the bands “bandcamp” or “Facebook” page for show updates.
When all that remains is a world in flames. Is that when they’ll say the wars are finally won? That wars are finally done?
They’re beating on the drums again, they’re fueling up the planes. The congressmen fall into line and sing the old refrain. In the name of peace they’ll burn the land and drop a thousand bombs.
Meanwhile we’ll just stay at home and go back to our sitcoms. It’s the same old song, we’ve heard it before. They’re beating the drums and they’re calling for war. What it’s supposed to accomplish, no one is sure But the victims are always the hungry and the poor.
Once the drums of war begin it’s hard to make them stop. The noise silences the dissidents once the bombs begin to drop. All those who call for peace will be mocked and pushed aside. In 10 years they’ll admit we were right after many thousands more have died.
Finally after many delays from the pressing plant the WARWOUND Demo’s LP “A Huge Black Cloud” is out and copies are moving fast!
Recorded in 1983, this record contains 15 songs from 3 sessions. With a few different takes you get a total of 25 blistering tracks. For those unfamiliar with WARWOUND, they are a UK band formed in 82. WARWOUND recorded 3 demos in 83 before disbanding and members went on to join THE VARUKERS and form SACRILEGE. These demos never received an official release… until now! Highly influenced by DISCHARGE, WARWOUND is one of the first bands ever to take D-Beat Punk to a raw and intense level. Recently reformed in 2015, original guitarist Damian is now joined by Ian Glasper on bass and Rat Varuker on vocals. After a few gigs in the UK word is spreading fast of the relentless onslaught of a live show these veterans put on. WARWOUND have also recently hit the studio to record for the first time in over 30 years. Needless to say WARWOUND is back with a vengeance!
The town I grew up in is Manitowoc, WI, a.k.a. Helltown. Manitowoc had an amazing punk scene from the early 80’s all the way to the late 90’s. In the mid-eighties, I got into punk through skateboarding. Back then those two things went hand in hand. However, in the late 80’s another scene was about to integrate into the punk scene. It was when the metal scene went punk and brought in some of the most out of control, criminally insane, and violent people I had ever met.
I remember how the scene started to change. My buddy Richie and I were walking down the hall at school when another guy, one of the “Dudes”, (“dude” is what we called a metalhead that turned punk) came up to us and said:
“Hey what are you fuckers doing tonight?”
“Um, skating.” I replied.
“You guys wanna go to a party?”
Richie and I looked at each other, then at him and replied. “Fuck yeah, Dude.”
I walk into the Dude party and the first guy I see in the kitchen is a guy called KK. He had been locked up for most of his school years; I believe out of six years of school, I had seen him all of two weeks. The story goes that at the age of twelve, he found a shotgun in his mom’s closet, loaded it, and walked across the street to a gas station. Not wearing a mask, he proceeded to commit a strong armed robbery. He wasn’t after money, just all the booze and candy that they can fit into a bag. Without any regard for getting caught, the unmasked KK walked right back across the street to his house in full view of all the workers. To my knowledge it ended with a four hour standoff with police, who set off flash grenades and stormed the house only to find him passed out with the shotgun and booze laying next to him. As far as I know, this landed him in juvenile hall for the first time.
A different time KK spraypainted a ton of houses in one night and did about $60,000 worth of damage. I remember the art was amazing. Big pics of MDC art and all sorts of skulls on the sides of random people’s houses. The best part about it is that he signed his initials… so without any effort the cops were able to figure out who did it. This landed his ass back in jail. Let me tell one more short story about KK, and then we will go back to our regularly scheduled column…
A little later in life, KK decides to go out to eat at Ponderosa. Keep in mind he is out on parole and with his girlfriend. As he enters a restaurant, he is wearing a flight jacket with no shirt underneath. The hostess says that she can’t serve him because he’s not wearing a shirt. He zips up his jacket and demands to be served. The hostess says she doesn’t want to get in trouble, and asks him to please just put a shirt on, and she’d have no problem seating them. His answer “You’re gonna seat us now bitch or I’m going to stab you in the fucking face.” She tells him to leave or she will call the police. He reaches over the counter and grabs some rolled up silver wear that has a steak knife and fork, and hammers her in the face with it, stabbing her eight times. He flips out, holding customers at bay, until the cops came and took him away to prison once again for the millionth time. To put it lightly, this guy is one scary and severely fucked up individual. The stories on this dude’s crime sprees are limitless. Also to my knowledge he has more felony battery charges himself, than most of the biker gangs from our city.
Now back to the original story… I go to the party, and of course the first person I see is none other than KK (just my luck). Ironically, he looked kind of like Charles Manson at the time. Our introduction went like this:
“Who are you?” He said, looking me up and down.
“Um, I’m Bitty, nice to meet you dude.”
“I’m KK; we’re going to play a game, alright?”
“What game?” I asked.
“Punch, now punch me.” He demanded.
“No thanks dude, sounds like a game I might get hurt playing.” I said. (I was all of 105 pounds at the time)
“It’s easy.” KK said “You hit me as hard as you can, then I hit you.”
As I’m trying to tell him this is a bad idea and I don’t want to do it he says “Ok, I’ll go first” and punches me super hard in the breastbone. I flew back into the other room and felt like my ribs broke. I landed by one of my friends, Pete, who is about the toughest guy I know.
“Who the fuck did that?” Pete yelled.
KK, with a proud smile yelled back, “I did”.
Pete looked at KK asking him what his problem is and why he’s messing with me. KK responded, “I’ll do whatever the fuck I want.” Pete then ran into the kitchen, grabbed KK, picking him up off the ground by the throat, punched him and then smashed KK’s head through the wall. After Pete knocked KK senseless he walked back into the room I was in, picked me up and waited until I caught my breath and said “He won’t fuck with you again.”
As the party proceeded, some of the bigger guys started to pin some people down and force them to drink more beer then they can handle. I was one of these people. They grabbed me, held me down and were forcing beer down my throat. I couldn’t swallow the amounts that they were trying to pour so it was going on all over my face and I couldn’t breathe, so I have a pretty good idea of what it feels like to get waterboarded. As I was choking and gagging another bad ass friend of mine, Reno, came over, ripped the beer out of one of their hands and shoved the guys off of me. He told the entire room that if anyone else fucked with me that night, he was going to kick all their asses. Looking back at all this years later, it sure was nice to have friends like Pete and Reno.
….and that was my introduction to the Dudes.
Up next: killer band watch…
Decay After Death is an amazing band out of the Chicago area that just blew me away. They are like a hybrid of Motorhead, old English crusty punk, and a ton of reverb. There is not a weak link among them. The bass player shreds and sings in this three piece. The bass lines are solid and all over the fret board…this dude knows his scales. The guitar player also sings and his axe has great tone. Every lead is in the right spot and there is just enough of everything without overdoing it. The drummer has solid chops and pulled it all in together. Things like this are what most bands are missing. I have had their demo in my cd player in my van and it hasn’t left there for about two months now. Fuckin…. killer.
On a lighter note…
Ela (bass player in Wartorn and Dresden and my life partner) and I went to ICELAND in August and it was off the hook. I haven’t taken a vacation in about 10 years, so it was about time. As we landed, the Iron Maiden plane was just taking off… Bruce Dickinson and I never to seem to be on the same page with our schedules, but what’s a person to do. I’ve got to be honest, we were a little bummed since we would have liked to see Iron Maiden live again. Anyway, I would say being in Iceland is a lot like being on another planet.
We saw a giant humpback whale just 10 feet away from the boat we were in do a huge jump . I have never been next to such a giant animal. I also got to stand in the mouth of a volcano, saw water geysers, hot springs and a ton of other amazing things that all had to do with nature. We went to a glacier lagoon one of the days and everything was so blue it almost didn’t even seem real. Some of the glaciers were breaking apart and falling in the lagoon and
it was extremely loud and epic to listen and watch. They had waterfalls there that looked like something out of a fantasy film. We also went to a couple of saga museums which I really enjoyed. It was crazy to even see the geothermal power plants that they had there. And I got to stand on two different tectonic plates at the same time…now where else can you do all of this in one week? If you ever have the chance to go to ICELAND do not miss out. I would give it 3 three thumbs up if I had a third one.
One of the bands I play in, WARTORN, is back at it, and we are writing an LP at this time. We will be going on a west coast tour next summer with RESIST… I can’t wait. We will also be having a discography come out on Profane Existence. Marald is currently working on the art for both. Marald was always one of my favorite artists. I remember holding the State of Fear LP and looking at the artwork for a long period of time studying it and thinking it was breathtaking.
The other band I am a part of, DRESDEN, just finished up a 7 inch titled “Extinguish the Cross” and I’m totally happy with how it turned out. We recorded with Tom from IN DEFENCE and Brad of FROM ASHES RISE did the audio mastering, I’m extremely happy with the recording. The art, which was done by HUSH, is amazing and spot on. Profane will be putting it out and it should be out by February. Now DRESDEN is going to get all the music done and ready for our split LP that we are doing with HELLBASTARD. Until next time see you on the road.