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!
FAVELA RISING is a Brazilian fronted d-beat band that sings in Portuguese and is based out of Minneapolis, MN. The have a very old school sound, a message of political unrest and have been playing basements in the local underground scene on and off for the past 5 years. Their first ever recorded track appeared on the Profane Existence WELCOME TO MINNEAPOLIS 7″ compilation. After it’s release their singer, Marcio, decided to bring the band back into the studio to record for a split 7″ with a band from Brazil called DEATH FROM ABOVE. Marcio decided he wanted to start up his own d.i.y. label, Lixo Social Records, and release the record himself… So after months of saving, toils and tribulations, networking, and figuring out just how and where to get everything done the FAVELA RISING / DEATH FROM ABOVE split is now out! In celebration of it’s release we are putting together a special that includes both their releases plus some extras.
PE Special #15 includes:
– FAVELA RISING/DEATH FROM ABOVE 7″
– WELCOME TO MINNEAPOLIS 7″ (featuring Favela Rising)
– Extra Welcome To Minneapolis Poster (for your wall!)
– Favela Rising “D-Beat Maniac” Patch (hand screened by Gary from MISERY)
SMD/CYP split 7″.This is a band new split 7″ featuring two brutal bands. One is from a large West Coast city known around the world and the other is from a small town in Wisconsin but parties like they rule the word.
SMD (LA) has been around as long as I can remember. I believe someone told me they’ve been around 20+ years but don’t quote me on that. All I know is that when we played with them last summer they blew me away. For those who don’t know SMD play brutal as fuck grind/crustcore and don’t know the meaning of the phrase “play slower”.
CYP is from Appleton, Wisconsin and have been doing basement shows for years. Memebers have lived in punk houses and are very active hosting bands on tour and keeping the scene alive. They have several other releases under their belt including several 7″s, a full length LP, and a split with In Defence. They recently got back from a tour of Europe. They are one of the most “under the radar” bands of the mid-west.
We got 10 of these splits and that’s it. Each order comes with an extra mystery 7″!!!
Steve Mackay of THE STOOGES stopped into ILD(Independent Label Distribution – PE’s Exclusive Distributer) to say hi and drop off copies of his new solo record. While there he took some promo pics… in front of the PROFANE EXISTENCE shelves! That’s right, he still has his finger on the proverbial “punk rock pulse”. Pictured with Steve… Massmord, Doom, War//PLague, Resistant Culture, Oiltanker and others. He knows where it’s at! Cheers to you Steve and to the fine folks at ILD who have been handling our distribution.
Every animal on earth has to pee sometime. Urination is perhaps the most natural thing we still do, thus why it is often referred to as nature calling. For most of human history, we like all other animals have been peeing outside, and in many parts of the world the majority of people still do. And even in industrialized countries where indoor plumbing has been the norm for about a hundred years, I think one would be hard pressed to find anyone who has never urinated outdoors. In contrast, the imposition of laws to govern human behavior is anything but natural. No other species of animal have written and codified laws, nor prisons to punish offenders. But laws are now a major part of our current way of living, so much so that many human animals can not even imagine a society without them. The imposition of laws upon us is rationalized as being for our own protection. In some cases Laws clearly have nothing to do with our safety and far more to do with protecting those who exploit people or other animals for profit, yet still there does exist those few laws that are hard to disagree with without looking like a psychopath. Hate crimes legislation for example, or laws that seek to punish sex offenders. Yet as Joel Schwabe found out recently even these laws can be used to criminalize and repress people who have really done piss all wrong.
-Interview with Joel Schwabe, interviewed by Comrade Black
CB: Can you elaborate on what happened that lead up to you being charged?
JS:I was stuck near the Snowqaulmie pass on I-90 heading east. It was Memorial Day long weekend, and traffic was packed. There was a line of cars that must have been 3-5 miles long. The combination of the long weekend, the festival goers, and a bout of highway construction resulted in traffic slowing to a crawl, and stopping completely for long periods of time. About half an hour after I had crawled past the last exit, I realized I needed to urinate soon. I was looking left and right for appropriate places to go, and noticed that some people were pulled over on the left hand shoulder, and peeing on the barrier. I’m a shy pisser, so I was looking for something a bit more discrete. An hour later, and not much further down the road, I found a double wide shoulder on the right, near an on ramp, and pulled over to take a leak on the barrier, my body “hidden” between my car and facing away from traffic, onto a barrier. Granted, I could see a few cars on the desolate road leading to the on ramp, but the barrier was waist height, and I was as quick as possible. The moment I get back into the car, I see a police officer right behind me in the mirror. He comes up and says “Does this look like a restroom to you?” to which I manage, “Um….no…sorry, but-” and he cuts in with “Do you think these people here enjoy looking at your wiener? I’m writing you up for indecent exposure.” This is almost word for word what he said. And then he headed back to his car to write me up.
I wasn’t planning on using this recipe, but at the last minute it seemed like a good idea. Last week I did a 100 mile bike ride as part of a fundraiser for a local AIDS awareness organization and figured that I might want something a little healthier than the free bits that are available at the different rest stops. These date bars worked really well and have lots of nutrition dense ingredients, which might be why I finished the 100 miles in just six hours.
3 Cups pitted dates (I used deglet since they are a bit cheaper)
2 TBSP water
1 TBSP coconut oil
1/2 tsp spirulina
1 TBSP ground flax seeds
3 TBSP chia seeds
2 CUPS buckwheat groats
1/4 Cup hemp seeds (I used toasted, but would have preferred raw)
1/4 CUP cacao nibs
1/4 CUP dried goji berries
Put the dates in a food processor and chop for about 15 seconds and then pour in water and coconut oil until it becomes a paste. Then add the spirulina, ground flax seeds and chia seeds and process until well mixed. Use a rubber spatula to scrape the sides of the mixer. Add everything else and pulse the mixture together. If it’s too thick to blend, add a little more water. Scrape mixture into a bowl and finish mixing with a wooden spoon(or your hands). Press this into a glass loaf pan(or whatever shape you like) and refrigerate for at least an hour. At this point it should be ready to slice and enjoy.
Around 3:00 PM (Thursday 9/13), Matt was taken to a contempt of court hearing. The judge decided to make the hearing private instead of public. It is our understanding that this action is unprecedented since the McCarthy Era of political witch hunts.
The entire 2nd floor of the Federal Court House in Seattle where the grand jury itself was taking place was closed off to the public as well as the 13th floor where the contempt hearings were taking place. As of this writing, Leah has not been taken to her contempt hearing yet.
As of 4:00 PM, Matt is now in federal custody. He has another hearing scheduled on Wednesday, September 26th. We do not know where is being taken yet, but supporters are still at the court house to support him.
As of 4:30 PM, Leah was released and re-subpoenaed. She does not know the date of her next subpoena.
We are asking for supporters to call Judge Richard Jones in his chambers at 206-370-8870 and demand that Matt not be charged with contempt and be released.
Writing to prisoners is an easy and important way to help ease the isolation of imprisonment. Please write letters to Matt!
Matthew Kyle Duran #42565-086
P.O. Box 13900
Seattle, WA 98198
Make sure that your name and return address, as well as Matt’s full name and inmate number, are included on the envelope and all pages of the letter. There is no limit on how many letters Matt is allowed to have in his cell at any one time. He is allowed to have up to 20 photographs in his cell at once, so send him pictures too! No Polaroids though. Letters should be written in pen on clean and plain lined paper. Letters have been turned away in the past due to small stains from coffee spills, etc., so make sure the paper is immaculate.
Gord Hill is probably one of the most sought after speakers, writers and artists in regards to anarchism, militancy and Indigenous sovereignty in our area. His style is unique, drawing on his own cultural traditions and combining them with radical militant analysis of capitalism, colonialism, civilization and the state, presented in a format we would understand as a comic book. I have for years admired and been influenced by the work of Gord Hill, and on a few occasions have been lucky enough to organize events that he has taken part in.
Gord is a member of the Kwakwaka’wakw nation on the Northwest Coast.
I am very greatful that he accepted my request for an interview about his work and his latest comic book.
PE: I remember you saying once that your first comic was meant in part to help Indigenous people teach their children about their history. Who did you intend to reach with this new book?
It’s pretty broad, any one who is anti-capitalist, or who thinks the system is oppressive and unjust, who question the values and ways of life of capitalist society. It’s meant for militants who may have participated in militant actions as well as those who question the validity of such tactics.
First things first: everything on this album is in French and, though I took quite a few years of it in school, I’m not fluent enough that I could do a proper translation of this release. So, that being said, visual this is a very stunning LP. It’s red on cream color in a style(not sure if there is a name for it)that has been popular at times in protest movements. That’s just the cover and inner sleeve, though. The vinyl is black. If you read and or speak French, you’ll be happy to know that the lyrics are printed inside. The recording is beautifully clean and balanced with the bass tone standing out. It’s crisp and punchy and not buried the way it tends to be. Musically they play very energetic melodic punk that fans of RISE AGAINST would really appreciate and remind me very much of old AFI (early 90s). The writing is creative and powerful utilizing group vocals throughout. This style has been done before, but in no way does this sound stale or overdone. It’s definitely motivating music that makes you want to run out and get things done, screaming the lyrics (if you speak French) all the way. I’m totally into this. If somebody has lyrical translations, please send them my way. (Jake)
This is issue #3 of RANTIPOLE zine from the UK accompanied by a cassette compilation (limited to 100) featuring ENDLESS GRINNING SKULLS, GREED FORCE and BRUTAL REGIME to name a few. The quality of the paper this is printed is really nice. It’s thick and shiny and doesn’t seem like it will bleed all over your fingers. We’ll see. At roughly 20 pages, this is a fairly quick read and left me wanting more, as I really enjoyed the writer’s brutally honest style. The ‘zine starts out with a few album reviews, then goes into a trivia page about Nicolas Cage(weird) then has a few band interviews, including: ENDLESS GRINNING SKULLS, JAKAL and BRUTAL REGIME. My favorite section was the recount of Brighton Punx Picnic and ScumFest. There’s even a handy guide on beating bar prices by strategically stuffing beer cans in your clothing. The whole thing is black and white in the cut and paste style with lots of photos and drawings. All this could be yours for £3. (Jake)