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!
Some of you are already familiar with Milwaukee’s BURNING SONSbut for those who are not let me bring you up to speed. BURNING SONS were the first and only band in decades to impress the folks at Mystic Records (Aggression, RKL, Scared Straight, etc.) enough to invest their money in a “new band”. Not that these guys are young… Burning Sons is made up of old school punks who have been active in the scene since the 1980’s. In fact their drummer Dan runs an independent record store (Rushmore Records) and has been stocking releases from labels like Profane Existence and Mystic for years now. They know the scene. They/ve done their time and their music proves it! It’s tight, fast, aggressive and punk as fuck. This is their third release and by far their best! Musically it reminds me of a slight mix between Discharge and Negative Approach while sounding completely origional at the same time. Lyrically they are dark and brooding. The disturbing artwork on the cover is really quite fitting. This is a solid package from start to finish with limited edition white vinyl, silver flood print on the inside cover and three songs that redefine the sound of Milwaukee punk. This is brand new!
I was once criticized as being a capitalist for selling my own silk screened patches for 25 cents. It was amazing how well defined and elaborate the PC scene was when I grew up in punk community during the early 90’s. It’s so silly…the term PC. I mean, this is the most bureaucratic term out there, and there were folks in the punk realm wearing it on their sleeve. Doesn’t that defeat the purpose of our ethos? This attempt at free thought and self-empowerment felt threatened due to this approach and in the process, alienated many.
BUT…it’s this truth and honesty we strive for in our ideals, and it’s how we perceive a genuine universal agreement among ourselves and our peers. “Fight the system”, “Through unity comes strength”, “The only good fascist is a dead one” you get the idea. Even that last comment is fascist on its own. So I feel we’ve honed our integrity, our honor system and the deepest and most sincere DIY ethics and practices with this “bureaucracy”, without trying to step on any toes (although, we all hold some sort of opinions on how things are done). The big picture and partial point is, we’ve come to a self-sustaining community that has benefited from our contribution of mutual assistance and cooperation. Be it, the anarcho agenda, touring bands, doing shows, Food not Bombs, the squatting community, distros, labels….the whole nine yards and with no interference from the business man…sometimes.
The concept of this CD is just beautiful. Each song was written to celebrate the lives of people that were very close to writer(ex vocalist for RAW NERVES). He explains in the notes that admitting to one’s self that the passing of loved ones is permanent is very difficult, especially to those who don’t believe in an afterlife and that he felt he owed it to them to create these pieces to honor them. There are seven tracks in all and are instrumentals with the exception of some movie sound bites and low spoken bits. The first track was interesting in that it start with the spoken part recorded backwards and the music over it, then about three minutes in, the music stops and then it switches. The words are normal and the music is backwards. I had a hard time hearing what they were saying, buy it might just be too many years of going to shows while not wearing ear plugs. Most of these songs are clean solo guitar with heavy use of reverb and flange with some drumming. Without knowing the theme of the album, it feels like the sound track for driving alone at night down long dark roads. It’s atmospheric with big rich tone. At times it sounded heavily influenced by newer NEUROSIS and THE VENTURES. The writing is creative and artful, great for relaxing and slipping into deep thought. $5 from Poisoned Candy Records. (Jake)
Anti Society records boasts an incredible catalog with titles from the likes of DOOM, ANTISECT, ANTISYSTEM, etc…basically a who’s who of the early UK punk, peace punk and crust scenes. The label was started in 2010 by the dude who had done Rejected Records in Ireland since 1994. This CD comp captures a sub-section of early UK punk and focuses on the Welsh punk scene from 1980 to 1984. 12 bands and 57 tracks later we’ve got ourselves quite the retrospective. Looking, or in this case listening, back some of the early punk is far from threatening by today’s standards but the passion and the message cannot be denied. There is something about that early punk innocence that just brings a smile to my face. Styles of music may change and the definition of what is punk music is constantly challenged but the struggle continues and while some of the music, may, at times, sound dated the song remains the same, the message is strong and the by the song titles it’s obvious how little things have changed and by most arguments have only gotten worse. Songs like ‘Victim’, ‘Violent City’, ‘No More Wars’, ‘Where Does Our Money Go’ are really timeless in title and subject matter and describe a world too similar to the struggles that we face in our modern lives. Where does my tax money go? Does it go straight to my daughters school or is it funneled into government weapons projects and ammo stock piling? Stand acts include CORRUPTION who play some of the most aggressive music on this comp with vocals that push for more of a scream than just the angry shout that most of the bands employ. The guitars have a good fuzzy distortion to them and the tempos are some of the fastest amongst their peers. CLASSIFIED PROTEST aren’t afraid of the distortion either and are really kind of reminiscent of SHATTERED FAITH or some of the SoCal punk of the same era. ARMISTICE is another stand out band with their somewhat uniqueand punky sound on tracks like the simply titled ‘Anarchy’. Its not all doom and gloom, bands like NO LABEL offer some hope in lyrics and call for the punx to make a stand and declare that ‘Anarchy’s Right for You and Me’. REALITY ATTACK attack with a dose of reality and a fired up “set” that is probably my favorite of the second disc only to be followed closely by the less chaotic but equally menacing SECLUDED. Other bands on this two CD comp are: ABNORMAL, CONDEMNED, DEATH PATROL, IMPACT, NO LABEL, PSEUDO SADISTS, and SKULL ATTACK. The packaging is pretty cool as the set comes with a booklet with a lot of color photos of all the punx looking punk and copies of many of the bands’ hand drawn logos. This is essential for the punk rock historian or completist that we all know. For me this was a killer treat and I am stoked I got my hands on a copy of this. So many good bands and songs are pulled together here that might have otherwise been lost to faded memories, bad cassette copies or extremely limited and obscure 7”s. “Old Punk Never Die…They Just Stand In The Back!!!” (Josh Mosh)
NOITUUS came together in 2005 to combat melodic punk and emo. Their weapon? Brutal noise, d-beat, crust demolition assault! Holy shit! Melody and basic song structure? Fuck it! “We don’t need no stinkin’ song structure. We will fucking annihilate anything resembling a fucking song. Fuck!” And so their war against “music” was declared! I don’t if they are necessarily winning that war but they sure leaving a 7” path of devastation! This is in the pocket of those Japanese bands that just fucking shred your ears with their viciousness. Bands like D-CLONE and KREIGSHOG come to mind. There is even a flip of a dread to early ANTICIMEX in this chaotic explosion. I’m sure you are getting the picture by now, this is like being mowed down my a steam engine powered on beer and fueled by human carcasses. This record is titled after their hometown of Turku Finland. Their discography is impressively lengthy and boasts splits with bands like FORCA MACABRA, PUS POX, HANGOVER OVERDOSE and others. Everything on this record is in, what I presume to be, Finnish but I am sure they cover the standard punk topics in their lyrical attack. 333 people like them on Facebook, I hold two of those spots. Lets get ‘em a few “likes” and tell our friends about them! (Josh Mosh)
This soup is one of the things that makes me love Autumn so much.
1 Butternut squash, cut in half
1 Acorn squash, cut in half
2 TBSP olive oil
2 small onions, diced
4 cloves garlic, chopped
4 small sweet potatoes, cubed
3 medium red apples
8 cups vegetable broth or water
2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground clove
1/8 cup fresh sage, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 375F. Place all squash halves face down in deep baking pan with just under an inch of water and bake until tender(about 30-40 minutes). Saute onion in olive oil on medium heat for 3 minutes, add garlic and saute for another minute. Pour in broth/water and sweet potatoes, apples, spices and sage. Turn flame up to high and boil until sweet potatoes are tender. When squash is done, use a spoon to scrape out flesh and add to sweet potatoes. Transfer soup to a food processor in small batches and puree. Pour mixture back into a pot and adjust seasoning. This goes really well with corn bread.