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!
When did you get together?
Got officially together summer 2011
What are your songs about?
I write mostly about the way I see the world around me, people who piss me off, my inner demons, mental health, war,
drinking etc. etc… I don’t really limit myself to what I have to express.
Ontario based anarchist Kelly Rose Plug-Back appeared in court July 19 to finish sentencing. Pflug-Back, 24, had accepted a non-cooperation plea bargain, pleading guilty to six counts of mischief and one of wearing a disguise with criminal intent. Kelly was sentenced to 15 months in prison. Her sentence is reduced by 4 months to a total of 11 months in prison do to time served. Following her prison time she will be on probation for 3 years. This is after already being on house arrest and strict conditions for nearly a year preceding her trials completion. … Continue Reading
Another wonderful video that we filmed at the Law and Disorder conference in Portland, OR.
Dylcia Pagan is a former Puerto Rican political prisoner and prisoner of war. Pagan and 11 others were arrested on April 4, 1980, in Evanston, Illinois. They had been linked to more than 100 bombings or attempted bombings since 1974 in their attempt to achieve independence for Puerto Rico.
None of the bombings of which they were convicted resulted in deaths or injuries. Pagan was given a 55-year federal sentence for seditious conspiracy and other charges. She was released early after serving 20 years.
For me, APPALACHIAN TERROR UNIT is a band that truly defines what crust should be. Hard and heavy punk, with in your face politics. In an age where the punk scene seems to be defined more by the size of one’s record collection or how perfectly one can clone an obscure overseas hardcore band from 25 years ago, the ATU approach is more than welcome. It seems like forever since I’ve listened to a new record which focuses on environmental and animal concerns, which actually concerns me. In the internet age, has our culture stopped giving a shit about anything? Are the times we’re living in too far gone to even bother doing something as simple as make conscious dietary choices?
Thankfully on this raging new slab of vinyl, ATU has continued on their path of shoving these concerns down our collective throat – we need it. We start off with “Shocked, Shackled and Hanged”, a very potent animal rights song about the horrors of the slaughterhouse. Lyrically, this could be a long, lost CONFLICT tune from way back when they were still relevant. A truly stand out song, for sure. Other topics discussed on this EP include heroin addiction (“Lost in the Darkness”), how fucked up the world is – and how disgusting apathy is in response (“The End of Complacency”), and finally the oil industry – more specifically, the horrific British Petroleum oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico (the title track “Black Sands”). ATU is one of the most important and relevant bands in the punk scene today, and this 7” is among the best material they have recorded to date. It’s my hope that this band will inspire more kids to start thinking about the horrific conditions we face today, and at the very least start putting politics back in punk. (Inbred) GRAB YOUR COPY HERE!
Profane Existence: PO Box 18051 / Minneapolis, MN 55418 / http://www.profaneexistence.org
UTTER FAILURE hale from San Jose, CA knowing nothing about this band I put this on my record player to listen to it and I’m hooked from the start. Being that this got sent to Profane Existence for review I was thinking some heavy D-beat crust, but NO! This is some catchy poppy Pop Punk. A total of 6 songs Spanning 10 minutes the record starts off with “Someday” a very nice guitar intro to amazing semi-positive lyrics and some Wow-Oh Oh Oh’s lets me know that this is going to be some textbook Pop Punk. The only thing that I wasn’t into is track number 3 “The Night” it’s an Instrumental song that would have been completely bad ass with some lyrics over it, but thats just me don’t discourage from picking up this record. The label also put out some other releases to come to find out I own and didn’t even notice what label it was on. For fans of DUN BIN HAD, BANNER PILOT with a little DEAD TO ME thrown in there. Also comes with a free sticker and a download code for the lazy I-pod generation
6 tracks 3 from each band WAKE are a grind band from Calgary Alberta Canada coming of there debut full length “Leeches” with 3 brand new tracks of pulsing grind ready to make you move. Wake start off with a heavy blast beat into some amazingly heavy guitar added to this is the deep yells of the vocals. Three very well played tracks the only problem is that I wish there was more WAKE to go around. DEPHOSPHORUS hail from Greece, me personally never heard a grind band from Greece. But from this release you can’t really tell where there from all your ears will hear is fast and furious tracks. Each track has a nice little guitar and drum intro finishing up with “The Cosmologist” with a nice spoken intro about time and space. Very solid release, I suggest that everyone check these bands out and buy this release plus there other releases. 7 inch comes with a digital download. (berzerker)
Of course, TRAGEDY needs absolutely no introduction. Since their inception over a decade ago, they have reenergized and redefined the crust subgenre for a whole new millennium. With each new release, they have pushed the boundaries of the genre, yet still maintained their integrity. Twelve years is a long time to stay DIY and to maintain the mystique/sound of a band without sacrificing quality and/or ethics. Thankfully, TRAGEDY is a super-legit band who are able to grow as musicians and still deliver some of the highest quality dark hardcore punk around!
TRAGEDY is a band that can take their sound and build upon it for their next record. The same style is definitely there (the “TRAGEDY sound” or “T-beat” as I call it), but it has grown organically over the span of the previous three LPs. I have always maintained that “Vengeance” is the best record that this band has ever done, but as I listen to “Darker Days…” more and more, it’s getting harder and harder to choose between the two. I really appreciate how the songs have gotten heavier and darker on this record, to match the current state of the world. Instead of getting caught up in the so-called formula they crafted over the years, they found a way to grow and reinvigorate themselves without sacrificing a single thing.
One of the hardest things about this review is trying to pick a track that stands out, and I mean that in the very best way possible. In all honesty, this is one of the few records I’ve received where every track is as strong as the one before it. In other words, this is one of those rare “perfect albums”. “Darker Days Ahead” is a record that needs to be listened to from beginning to end all at once. As great as the songs are by themselves, listening to the album in its entirety definitely makes the whole listening experience.
As I lie here and listen to the title track, I close my eyes and daydream of a grim future. I can see the skies darken, the air thick with death. Darker days ahead, indeed. The more I listen, the more I come to see that this could very well be the soundtrack to the inevitable crash of civilization. (Inbred)
Tragedy Records: No contact information included
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.
This is the first release from Wilted Rose and the match up is perfect. Each of them belt out 7 acoustic punk anthems including a couple of covers. For the most part, the songs are written about personal experiences letting the listener ride shotgun like an accomplice to wild hazy bouts of reckless debauchery instead of chasing the common themes of genocide, war and the apocalypse (except for Red Dawn by Mark Leonard). Each song does seem to come with it’s own rainy black cloud that maintains a certain amount of bleakness that isn’t usually this abundant in folk punk. While at times the music does have an energetic upbeat vibe, overall it’s like having a great night knowing that you’ll eventually have to crawl into a wet sleeping bag in a sketchy train yard. All the lyrics are included along with a couple of black and white photos in this very DIY package all for the low price of 5ppd. (Jake)
Wilted Rose Records c/o Mike / 178 Cliff St. / Norwich, Ct. 06360