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!
Greetings from Mt. Doom! Dawn and I made the transition from city life in PDX and Brooklyn, NY before that to Western New York State. It took a lot of getting used to. The air is much cleaner and I don’t remember the last time I heard a car alarm. Although, I do hear gunshots on par with when I lived in Oakland, but without the sirens and helicopters. In fact, the law has only been up in these parts about six times in the 4 years we’ve been up here.
Things run differently here than in a lot of places. Folks seem to come up here to be left alone, so people don’t really interfere in each others’ business too often and things work themselves out. For the most part everyone is really friendly. Everyone waves when a car drives by and is usually willing to lend a hand, bulldozer or manure when needed. The only problem we seem to have is that we are the only punks for miles around and it strikes some folks a little odd when they see a fella with face tattoos mowing the lawn in a Utilikilt and a Profane Existence shirt. Who would of guessed? That said, things have been nice and peaceful.
Pop punk, emo, hardcore whatever you want to call it, DIE LAST is the epitome of that genre. It is poppy, catchy with emotionally sung lyrics. To be honest this band is a Polish BOY SETS FIRE. Listen to BOY SETS FIRE and imagine they are singing in Polish and you have a pretty god idea what DIE LAST sounds like. I’m sure they are big fans and are heavily influenced but it really shows. The songs are very poppy and full of treble with some sweet bass lines in the background. The vocals are are a little more gruff than BOY SETS FIRE but very similar nonetheless. I do hate to continue to compare the two bands but the similarities are astounding and find it difficult to think of anything else while listening. Although it is so similar I do find myself enjoying this record without feeling like they stole another band’s sound. The songs are well written and catchy and nice on the ears. As said prior, the lyrics are in Polish but the lyric sheet has translations for all but three of the songs for their English speaking fans. The subject matter seems pretty typical of the emo genre with poetic lines about life. They are well thought out and not very cliché making it that much more enjoyable knowing its not just meaningless dribble. All in all this is a very solid record for its genre despite it being so similar to that other band. Definitely for fans of emo or pop punk/ hardcore. (Travis Assault)
As I was looking at the cover artwork I was torn on what this album would sound like. The front cover gives the feeling of new punk rock with the black and red scheme with screaming child in the background which also feels like a metal album. Inside there is a statue of an angel again making it feel like a metal album. Seeing that they are from Brazil I assumed it would be something similar to SEPULTURA. Once I put it in and stopped guessing what it could sound like, I realized I was closer with my original thought of it being a modern punk record. To be more accurate, it sounds like a Latin American punk band. Living in Tucson, we have a few bands that play this style and am quite used to it. In case you are not living in the southwest or not familiar with this style it is hard to actually pinpoint what that sound is. I can’t explain it but I know it when I hear it and I hear it here. The music is mid paced punk with some really great sounding distortion and very well done production quality. The vocals are deep sung with a bit of edge to them. Not crust or death metal vocals but something like a hardcore singer. The songs are between 1-2 ½ minutes which works great with this style. The lyrics are sung in Portuguese so I am unsure what the lyrical content is. They are written in the booklet without translation. The whole thing looks amazing and seems to be self released. The overall quality is far higher than a few others I have seen released by major labels. This band plays great music and most definitely put time and money to release an amazing record. I would recommend this album to anybody that enjoys punk or hardcore. (Travis Assault)
The Intro track on this album reminds me of a classic rock styled song. It was pretty cool albeit a bit sloppy so I had a feeling that it wasn’t the style of the whole album. The first song kicks in with a faster and more distorted, faster version of the intro. This song sets the record off to a very energetic start. The song is definitely the most catchy on the album and one of the most upbeat making it my personal favorite track. The music has a very 80’s hardcore sound with a modern feel to it. They tend to stick in the mid paced range never going too fast or too slow. The distortion used is very light giving that vintage punk rock feel to it. Anything heavier would take away the personality of the music and would just sound like any other punk band. I like that they are not afraid to do things that would normally not be done on a punk record like the classic rock intro and the use of a harmonica at the beginning of another. The vocals are yelled adding to that 80’s sound. They are gruff enough to not be singing but light enough to feel some emotion behind them. The vocalist is well suited to his duties and brings the whole band together making it into a wonderful orgy of punk rock music to your ears. This is a band that can stand on its own merits while paying homage to early hardcore bands without stealing the sound of these bands and without coming off as another generic band looking to fuck the system. It is a breath of fresh air when you get a band that is doing something different than the current trends and doing it well. This band has reminded what I loved about those bands. (Travis Assault)
I spent the summer pretty bummed out about the death of my dog Woodrow. But after several months of healing, I was starting to think about accepting a new companion.
My girlfriend Nature and I read a few books on adopting puppies, what to expect, and how to plan. We even made a trip to the local shelter. The pound was overflowing with dogs, puppies, and cats. It was a bit overwhelming, the numbers of animals without homes, and the smell. Although the facilities seemed pretty nice, the place was definitely understaffed. We just wanted to observe and weren’t planning to adopt, although we did play with some puppies and do some paperwork. I wondered how many of these animals would actually find a home.
This project of the CCCP is to take a region, cook what they cook and make it vegan, using ingredients available to the CCCP in their locales and when possible from scratch.
The CCCP is presently made up of four gentle souls (and our partners) we are spread throughout the U.S. and Canada.We eat local and we eat NO KILL.
For our first project, the CCCP took on French inspired recipes to celebrate spring time. The first submission from the crew comes from Jake and Dawn. Try these recipes and see what you think. Please comment with any changes you make to the recipes and any ideas YOU have to play with and make these recipes fun.
Small steps in life lead to big changes…I became a vegetarian at age 22, and was very happy to see punx adopting this as well…for many reasons, health, animal cruelty, waste of resources to raise meat, etc. I worked as a dental technician for many years before being laid off in 05, I searched intensely for new work but couldn’t find any, and after taking numerous low paying jobs around Madison, I said fukk it…fed up with suburban life, neighbors, noise, obsessive lawn mowing….decided to take the small pension coming to me, and move. I sold the little house I owned in Kenosha, Wisconsin (no small feat considering the economy) this allowed my partner Erin and myself to move near Minneapolis, and start life anew.
This is the first seven inch from ANCIENT FILTH, a brand new unit from Boston, Mass. There’s some brilliant new hardcore pressed into the grooves of this piece of wax. Start to finish, every song has raging energy and angst, there’s nothing dusty about any track on this seven inch. It’s kinda cool how a band can keep a lower profile and it just makes their music that much more impressive. I guess it must be because every fucking thing is spoon-fed to us in the information age. That being said, there are six intense tracks of hardcore punk with good mosh parts, breakdowns, riffing and several samples woven into the insanity that make this record more of an experience and just six songs. I’m not going to make any comparisons . Additionally, ANCIENT FILTH is right-on in the lyric department which makes them a double threat. Lately it’s been hard to find crazy awesome punk that also has well written lyrics. So anyway, ANCIENT FILTH’s lyrics are intelligent, pissed-off, and fucking straight-up smooth and their vocalist delivers them like a mad man. The seven inch comes with a screen printed poster/insert with the lyrics, explanations, an band info printed on the reverse.(Just a side note: My copy doesn’t have the arrow design on the front of the sleeve.)
This record is the shit! If you get a chance, get one of these. I have no doubt that we’ll be seeing more from ANCIENT FILTH, so get in on the ground floor. Badass.(JasonS)
Shock To The System/ PO Box 400206/ Cambridge, MA/ 02140
BERSICKER demo CD
Maybe I’m just old, but I do really enjoy an album (or demo in this case)
that opens with an instrumental intro to set the mood. The cd opens with
feedback soon joined by very steady 2/4 drumming followed by some slow
riffing that fades into feedback. Track 2 is d-beat from start with plenty
of distortion, just short of noisy, and vocals fixed up with some reverb
and delay that give it that old school feel. The track is much of the
same: very same: solid d-beat crust worship, but very practiced and
polished. I’m really into the structure and tonality of the whole thing.
The artwork is exactly what you’d expect from a release such as this. The
cover is black and white with the band name dropped across an old photo of
bombs, while the back has an old shot of a well dressed man tying off
about to shoot up. The first song is about television numbing the masses
so that nobody seems to notice the world falling apart around us. Song 2
focuses on the horrors of war and the way war mongers portray themselves
to the accepting masses. If you go to their FB page, they’ve written a
lengthy manifesto detailing their take on just about everything. I’ll be
looking out for a full album by these folks. (Jake) www.facebook.com/pages/BERSICKER/195813037132823
CRIATURA – Trampas LP
More and more bands are popping all everyday, all over the world. Home
recording technology, programs that come standard in some computers and
the internet make so easy that it eliminates most excuses for not putting
out a CD or at least a quality demo. The problem is that its hard to hear
every band and good ones can go unnoticed for years at a time. That’s the
case for me with CRIATURA. They have quite a few releases, full lengths
and splits under their belts and this is the first I’ve heard of them.
Pinning down a description of CRIATURA is a bit difficult since their
sound is pretty unique, but after listening to them I’d have to believe
that bands in like CIRCA SURVIVE may have taken some influence from their
style. It’s a rare moment when the guitars are playing the same chords at
the same time, and there’s only one song that uses a “typically” punk song
format using power chords. Supported by very skillful, precise and
creative drumming, the guitars and bass delicately tease each other into
soft yet powerful melodic progressions using only a few effects like delay
and reverb with just enough distortion to make things fuzzy but without
losing clarity. Dual female/male vocals deliver poetically written words
that translate like a postcard from a close friend that you haven’t seen
in years that has spent time discovering the beauty and horror of the
world through self discovery and literature. Even in all their beauty, the
songs tackle issues like domestic violence, self-empowerment and
struggling against the establishment. Each line is more exciting than the
last and before you know it you’ve flipped the record four times. I highly
recommend this band. (Jake)
Mala Raza / apdo 6037, 50080 Zargoza Spain www.malaraza.info / firstname.lastname@example.org