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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There haven’t really been very many records that have come out in the past few years that have been as anticipated and waited for as this one from DEVIATED INSTINCT. Just a smidge of history here folks…..
Back in 1988 I was a seventeen and thought I knew everything like all kids that age, but I was especially sure that I was special cause I often knew about the raging newer bands before the rest of my friends (with a couple of outstanding exceptions). One of the older punks from Boulder, Mike Stone, I think, said that DEVIATED INSTINCT were some killer shit to be on the lookout for. I first actually heard the mighty DEVIATED INSTINCT on a most unlikely source which was the Airstrip One UK compilation from Doug Moody/Mystic Records. They must have done some kind of swap with Hammy from Peaceville (that story is coming later) and it was a great compilation. Familiar names were on it like INSTIGATORS, NAPALM DEATH, OI POLLOI, RIPCORD and some new bands to me…DAN, HDQ, and DEVIATED INSTINCT. That track was Mechanical Extinction off the Rock N Roll Conformity LP and it instantly hooked me with its unique sound and insane vocals and I tried hard to find more but those were the days when it could take years to even hear more from an obscure band from some other part of the globe, literally. Now you can jump on the internet and hear anything anytime without many exceptions. About a year later the Guttural Breath LP came out and I snatched up a copy and relished in its own (very different sounding) glory. Anyway, to tell the long story short, I have been a fan a long time and have waited patiently for this beast to reawaken and begin its lumbering slaughter once more and that brings us to Liberty Crawls…To The Sanctuary Of Slaves.
My copy was delayed and ended up being hand delivered by Ben from Profane Existence while he was out on tour with IN DEFENCE and WARTORN. Once at home with my record player I eagerly threw it on and was satisfied almost immediately.
This four track platter just drips with seething power and fury. Strangely one of the first things I noticed about this was the presence of the drums. They seem much more “included” in the mix or something. Tony is a very precise and well timed drummer and he adds a ton to the overall sound of this. Not to discount the drummers on the earlier recordings, it just sounds like they took more time dialing in Tony’s drum sound and bringing it up in the mix to the benefit of the whole. The guitars still rage with a chunking, throaty growl that we have all come to expect from DEVIATED INSTINCT. There is a lot more control on this record with regard to all the instruments. These guys show that they are still able to devastate but are today able to do it with confidence and mastery and not just sheer unbridled passion. The passion is here but seems grounded somehow by the control and precision. Maybe the feeling of control comes partly from the mid to slow-pace of the tempo of these songs. While it doesn’t really sound like Streetcleaner-era GODFLESH, there is something about this that makes me keep thinking of that, maybe it is the tempo again. Leggo and Mid both share in the vocal duties but Mid seems to take a much more diminished role as vocalist on this recording. Leggo has evolved his sound into a slightly more death metal vocal style and it works here while still remaining true to his own roots. He maintains all the fury and force that he developed as a younger lad keeping his vocals intelligible and the lyrics poignant and barbed. I do have to say though that there is something slight that I miss within the vocals from the olden days….maybe there is less of a Norfolk/Norwich twang (if thats what it was) in their voices that made them so instantly recognizable in the past. The last track titled Blandscape Slavebait though came pretty close with Mid adding more vocals than on the other tracks. Snapa fires away with the bass as if you are looking down the tube of a mortar. Killer bass lines that glue it all together with a simplicity that many bassists cannot seem to maintain. Sometimes its about the notes that aren’t being played especially when it comes to the bass and Snapa is simultaneously doing his own thing while laying down a solid and no-frills foundation for these tracks. These tracks were all recorded and mixed at the legendary 1in12 club in Bradford with Bri from DOOM at the helm and it sounds amazing.
Now the US pressing of this Ep from Profane Existence comes on cute pinky/purple vinyl and has four tracks but there are six on the european pressing (Nakkeskudd Platter) and thankfully all six are included on the download card that comes inside the US press. The two additional tracks are End Times and Judas Cancer, the latter being a reprisal of their seminal classic Cancer Spreading and it sounds fucking great. And to top it all off this has amazing artwork both inside and out, courtesy of Mid who has been the gold standard for heavy music artwork for years. If you haven’t already, look up his Bonehive website and see some of his work.
I for one am SO glad that they returned in 2007 for the Feeding of the Five Thousand show and got enough out of that to warrant their continued efforts. Seeing them recently at Chaos in Tejas was something I never thought could happen but when its right, its right and THIS is RIGHT. Do yourself a favor and get this record.
DEVIATED INSTINCT are still my thing after all these years…..and somehow, as unlikely as that might seem, that is comforting to me. (Val) GRAB YOUR COPY HERE!
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