Dark, heavy, galloping crust from the streets of London. AGNOSY is back to present us with a ferocious beast of an album that can only be forged by the anger and frustration of living in today’s world. “When Daylight Reveals The Torture” aggressively attacks evils such the current rise of fascism and animal abuse. It intelligently and passionately touches on the Afrin invasion and the revolution in Rojava and shows nothing but utter disgust toward the arrogance of humankind’s lust for greed and power that will inevitably lead us down paths of war and environmental devastation.
While lyrically AGNOSY are much more politicly straight forward this time around than on previous releases, musically they have expanded on their sound to create a dark and moody atmosphere while at the same time staying crust as fuck. To say they know what they are doing would be an understatement from this band of vets whose members have played in HIATUS, HEALTH HAZARD, and BEGINNING OF THE END.
Long galloping intros are followed up by traditional d-beat, fierce solo’s are then meet with vicious vocals and pulverizing bass in a brilliant recording captured by Lewis Johns at The Ranch Production House and was mastered by Brad Boatright at Portland’s legendary Audiosiege. We then pressed on deluxe heavyweight 150-gram vinyl, printed on reverse board jackets, and included an 11in x 22in gatefold insert to bring you a high quality and truly epic record.
The legendary crust classic is now available once again!
Authorized and released in cooperation with MISERY, S.D.S., & MCR Japan & Remastered by Jack Butcher at Enormous Door Studio we are beyond proud to make one one the most rare and sought after crust records available once again.
Fuck the scavengers charging punks exuberant amounts of cash on ebay and discogs. We worked meticulously with both bands and with Jack at Enormous door to bring you an updated version that kicks major audio ass while maintaining the original authenticity.
Released on deluxe 150 gram vinyl. With an 11×11 inner sleeve. Black Paper Jacket. Reverse Board Jacket.
Earlier this year we re-issued this legendary LP and sold over 950 copies in just 4 short months. For this second pressing we pressed 490 copies on Krystal Clear & 485 on Grey Vinyl with Black Mist.
Stench crust the way it was meant to be played!
The UK crust scene of the 1980’s inspired band after band but no other band has ever reincarnated the sound of that time as well as SWORDWIELDER. Quite simply if you like crust, then this the album you have waited decades for.
Review by Craig Hayes from “Your Last Rites”… Swordwielder – System Overlord Heavyweight punk fanatics take note: System Overlord is a fucking triumph. The long-awaited sophomore album from Gothenburg stenchcore band Swordwielder is a brooding behemoth, constructed from the filthiest and heftiest strains of punk and metal. System Overlord shimmers with apocalyptic visions, and it’s overflowing with all the grim atmospherics and intimidating intensity that defines consummate crushing crust.
Too much hype? No way… And no apologies, either. Swordwielder deal in definitive stenchcore on System Overlord, and much like their full-length debut, 2013’s Grim Visions of Battle, the band’s latest release is a knockout. Swordwielder’s harsh, gruff and dark sound owes a significant debt to old school icons like Amebix, Axegrinder, Deviated Instinct, and Antisect, and they mix and mangle their influences and leave ’em to rot on the battlefield.
Plenty of hammering rage drives System Overlord tracks like “Violent Revolution,” “Savage Execution” and “Cyborgs,” and thundering epics like “Corrupt Future” and “Northern Lights” exhibit subtler strengths, mixing guttural growls and clean vocals with crashing percussion and dirge-laden riffs. Connoisseurs of corpse-dragging crust will love the brute-force belligerence of “Absolute Fear,” “Nuclear Winter,” and “Second Attack,” which rain down like merciless mortar barrages. As a rule, all of System Overlord‘s mammoth tracks chug and churn with grinding muscle, while reeking of squalor and decay.
Swordwielder exudes tightly coiled aggression from start to finish here—songs rise from the ashes of desolation, and resounding calls for action and resistance ring loud. If you’re a fan of heavy-hitters like Fatum, War//Plague, Carnage, Zygome, Cancer Spreading or (insert your favorite hefty crust crew here), System Overlord‘s trampling tempo and strapping sound are bound to appeal.
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
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If you live near Minneapolis, MN come out to the Medusa tonight and catch DEVIATED INSTINCT & DRESDEN’s last show of their U.S. Tour. Tonight they play with local ragers Kontrasekt . Help them celebrate the tour despite the recent theft of their van, gear and personal belongings. After tonight Deviate Instinct flies down to Austin to play Chaos In Tejas and then back home to the UK. Dresden heads back to Wisconsin to gear up for the WARTORN/IN DEFENCE West Coast Tour. (Yes, Dresden and Wartorn share over half of the same members!) At any rate this should be a solid show show. See you there!
Newly released FBI presentations show the flawed and misleading information the government is using to train agents to identify and investigate “domestic terrorist” groups such as “black separatists,” anarchists, animal rights activists, and environmentalists.
Among the more troubling portions of the training materials are warnings of activists using the Freedom of Information Act, engaging in non-violent civil disobedience, and gathering in coffee shops.
The domestic terrorism training materials were obtained through the Freedom of Information Act by the ACLU. They offer additional insight into a disturbing pattern of FBI activity misrepresenting political activists as “terrorists” and manufacturing “domestic terrorism threats” where none exist, akin to the notorious COINTELPRO program of J. Edgar Hoover.
It was a week ago tomorrow that I sat right here, on the dirty ass sofa I have, next to my Dad. The weather was about the same as it is today… grey, chilly and drizzling. My Dad lives a couple of hundred miles away and doesn’t like to make the drive over the mountains from the Western Slope of Colorado to the Front Range and the city. In fact he dreads it and complains about it the entire time he is here. He is pretty anti-social and has a low tolerance for people and therefore doesn’t get out much.
The dude trashes my house every time he is here too! He scatters his shit from one end to the other and constantly loses things like his phone and keys. He always brings his scruffy, mangy and stinking dog who growls at my son every chance she gets. Actually that is kind of helpful as I use it as motivator when my son doesn’t want to fall in line and be a good little boy. “Johnnie, put your shoes on”, his reply is often a solid “no” and I follow it with “Johnnie pleeeaaasssse put your shoes on”. “No”. But when that stinky mutt is here I can add “Or I’ll sick the growling dog on you”. He quickly complies. Now before you go ape-shit and think you should call Child Services please understand it is done in fun and with smiles…but it still works.
Bitty’s (Dresden/PE Columnist) van and trailer (containing a guitar and bass rig) were stolen last night outside of the Deviated Instinct / Dresden show at Now That’s Class in Cleveland, OH. Both bands were traveling in the vehicle. Everybody is safe. The cops recovered the van earlier today. All gear and personal items that were in the van are gone and there was damage done to the dash board and trailer. The bands regret to inform you that they will not be making it to the show in Detroit tonight but do plan to finish out the tour in Chicago and Minneapolis. Then Deviated Instinct will fly out to play Chaos In Tejas. Bitty and the band are out thousands of dollars in damages, lost gear and personal items. If you wish to help out you can make a paypal donation to Bitty: firstname.lastname@example.org
From sacred grounds do these dudes come. Yes, from the birth place of BLACK SABBATH and JUDAS PRIEST comes SCARRED SOCIETY. Calling Birmingham England home is about the only thing these guys have in common with the aforementioned bands. SCARRED SOCIETY plays straight up hardcore punk that borrows slightly from the world of metal but really can’t be considered a metal/punk band and certainly cannot be tagged with the “crossover” tag. They are too far entrenched in the punk rock camp for that tag to stick even though they do remind me of the EXPLOITED (with far more intelligent and thought out lyrics) at times. They abrasive punk rock assault might bring to mind a slightly less spastic TOXIC NARCOTIC or maybe even the PIST. Bill from TN is the fucking ‘A’ master of rhyming lyrics but this dude Paul from SCARED SOCIETY is no slacker! He gets in there and gets shit done. The anger and frustration with this whole fucking mess that we are all wrapped up in comes through as he spits out every single word. And I mean “spits”. He’s spitting mad! I bet he gets the mic all slimey and shit so that the bands after them at a gig are grossed out by it! LOL! I can just see the spit flying! The whole ordeal with the dude from NEUROSIS doing the Scion thing caused quite a stir. Most of us are very protective our culture and our scene and when we feel like someone only used our DIY culture as a stepping stone we take offense. The song ‘Corp-Core’ tackles the subject of using DIY as a spring board. Sure maybe you’ll sell a few more records and get your message out there (Isn’t that what those bands always say? They want to reach a wider audience…) but you’ll do so while selling your soul and turning your back on the very people that got you to where you are. We saw a lot of that in the 90’s didn’t we? Debt is the modern slavery designed for ensnaring the poor and debt collectors are a sick bi-product existing only to harass the common and man and degrade them. An interesting song topic that SCARRED SOCIETY dives into with the song ‘Chain of Debt’. The album cover is kind of EXPLOITEDish even with some punk zombies eating some poor fucker…Pretty cool…I like it, these guys pass the acid test. Check’ em out! (JoshMosh)
Finding this 7” in the mailbox was quite a nice surprise, since this is
the first I’ve heard of them after reviewing their CD What Remains a few
issues back. It would seem that they’ve hit their stride with their own
style of epic crusty thrash laced up with haunting melodies. While this is
still intensely fierce, there is a cohesion that is most likely the result
of time and experience that sets this release ahead. The writing seems to
have matured a bit and Sunrise in Ashes is perfect example. The song kicks
off with short bursts of guitar paired with desperate howls of “This must
be stopped. All this must crumble.”, then a quick tap on the snare and the
entire band bursts in with blasting fury and dissonant chords, then
repeat, but with the next lyric. They manage to build up a tremendous
amount of anticipation in just a few short seconds that could have easily
been wasted had the structure not been set up perfectly. Each of the four
songs has been written much more thoughtfully this time around creating
the perfect atmosphere to deliver their demands to everyone to get our
shit together as a species so that we might slow the damage we’re doing to
the planet and subsequently each other. I almost want to call it
apocalyptic post-crust. Is that even a thing? (Jake)
Dead Rodent Records / PO Box 518 / Plainfield, IN 46168-0518 www.facebook.com/deadrodentrecords
Neurosis interview by Flox ( Fight For Your Mind ) Answers by Steve Von Till. Originally printed in Sedition Magazine France, reposted with permission.
PE: After 27 years Neurosis is releasing a new album in 2012. Can you let us know what to expect from this new comer ? Will it be the soundtrack to the end of the world ? 😉
Steve: Like every new work we embark on, it is the next step in our evolution, the next bend in our path. You can expect it to be honest, emotional, heavy, and beautiful. We are extremely proud and happy with the way the music has guided us. It explores some new sonic territory for us. Some of the ways we are approaching our heavy riffing is new and challenging, the keyboard sounds are really amazing and powerful and Jason is always blowing us away with his rhythms.
PE: Throughout the years Neurosis has evolved from an anarcho punk background going to a much more metallic post hardcore and experimental outlet. Have you found yourselves evolving alot through musical and life experiences that have made you trespass certain boundries to creat your own monster ?
Steve: To us, the freedom we discovered in our early days of what was called “punk” or independent DIY music back then meant there were no rules. We do what we want and what moves and inspires us. If you don’t like it, tough shit, you don’t have to listen to it then. This is completely self centered expression. We don’t cater to anyone’s expectations. We carry that initial inspiration with us always. We have never fit in a box or category and those names people try to give music are completely meaningless to us. We have outlasted most names, scenes, and categories and I am sure we will outlast all of the current terminology as well. We evolve as human beings expressing ourselves through music.
PE: Of course all of your records have a very deeply anchored philosophy and art! These two aspects of the band as well with live performances have made Neurosis a very unique combo and an influential band worldwide. How does all of this come together ? Where do you draw your inspiration from to make all of these aspects come together to make masterpieces ? Are you all pretty much perfectionnists ?
Steve: We are definitely not perfectionists. This music is very organic and comes from the soul. We don’t labor over it intellectually. There is no such thing as “perfect”. I think when people obsess on trying to reach perfection they often sterilize any real emotion and humanity right out of their art. Any ideas that may come from our brains are inherently less powerful than the natural flow that shines when we surrender to that driven force that exists both outside and within us. We record in a pure manner, live as a band straight to tape, no tricks, no bullshit. The philosophy is the philosophy of being emotional beings contemplating our existence. The artwork tries to give a visual backdrop for the emotional landscapes created by the music. It is hard to describe with words. That is why we use sound.
DEVIATED INSTINCT are set to kick off their U.S. tour today in New York City w/ Profane label mates DRESDEN and we are celebrating, here at PE headquarters, with the release of their new “Liberty Crawls…” LP (fresh in, hot off the presses!) and a brand new Deviated Instinct t-shirt design featuring artwork from said album. Both the LP and t-shirt are available NOW direct from our web-store.
Note: Our old web-store went down earlier this week. Dan has been hard at work rebuilding the new one we have now. If you are a returning customer your old login/password won’t work. Sorry. It got erased when the old system crashed. You’ll just need to set it up again when you check out. All items include postage costs to anywhere in the USA!
The City of Victoria, located on unceeded Lekwungen Territory, is this year celebrating 150 years of colonialism through events that promote historical erasure. The Victoria Anarchist Bookfair will respond with illuminatingstories of historical and ongoing colonialism while celebrating 150 years ofresistance. As a catalyst for putting learning into action, we are also mobilizing to build opposition against the Northern Gateway Pipeline and other such proposals, which are a glaring example of ongoing colonialism on the West Coast.1. Bookfair Dates & Contacts 2. How to Request a Table3. Call for Workshops & Presentations Proposals4. Festival of Anarchy5. Volunteers needed!6. Listserve Subscription Options******************************… Continue Reading
Profane Existence is proud to announce that we will be realeasing the new WAR//PLAGUE LP. Minneapolis punk veterans War//Plague return with their debut full length album “On A Darker Dawn”. This album brings forth over 2 years of socio/political rage and ferocity that is unleashed into a culmination of metallic fury. On a Darker Dawn is the bands defining pinnacle, both musically and lyrically. Coming from previous bands such as Provoked, Calloused and Pontius Pilate. These Minneapolis punks know their roots and the underbelly of the DIY movement has fueled them since day one. With the bands driving and aggressive guitars, barrage of brutal drum convergence, and vocal war cries, this album brings all their years of punk and rage into an apex of brutality. Due out Summer 2012. Stay tuned!