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!
I’m not really sure if this would be considered a demo or a DIY CD. The cd itself has the band name, release title and a picture drawn on it with a marker and comes in a paper slipcase with a piece paper containing price info ($3ppd). Not much to look at, but it does come with two band stickers and a Raunch Records sticker as well as a very large hand drawn lyric sheet that only includes 27 of the 37 songs(including five covers). Also on the sheet are a couple of sketches: a crustpunk Jesus that I’m guessing goes along with the track Crustianity and the other is a grim reaper type figure with a mushroom cloud behind it walking through a field of circle a and pentagram daisies. As far as the music goes, they used to be an acoustic band, but have since decided they could be louder with the addition of electricity. The quality of the recording is horrible. I’m guessing they set up a tape recorder in the far corner of the room they were in and just went for it. The songs are all pretty short and very fast. Without the witty offensiveness, they seem to be modeled after ANAL CUNT. They just have that feel, but the vocals are an interesting mash up of Darby Crash and a very young Steve Ignorant. The lyrics seem to be written on the spot and unfortunately at one point take a pretty harsh jab at people with disabilities. They seem like that spontaneous drunken band that manages to find gear and start playing in the middle of a party. (Jake)
Raunch Records / 1119E 2100S / Salt Lake City, Utah 84106
What we have here are two hardcore bands from Canada, BORN WRONG on Rebel Time Records from my hometown of Hamilton, Ontario with their debut on vinyl and KLEINS96 from Regina, Saskatchewan on Harvest King Records. Both bands are politically motivated and really pissed off at a lot of thing like religion, war and people’s apathy about things going on in the world today, all cool things to be pissed off about. They both have a tight sound with very little in the way of metal type sounds and some good breakdowns, perfect for having a slam or three. Great screamed vocals that you are able to understand, which is not always possible with modern hardcore, but they do have a bit of an old school feel at times. The production is pretty good, tight enough to fit all the rage in without losing control of the proceedings and clear enough to hear all the different sounds coming at you, but never to pretty to take away the toughness of the bands. I enjoyed both bands quite a bit and would love to hear more from both of them, they seem like they would both put on good shows with a lot of intensity and excitement. The lyrics are on the bandcamp site and it would be a good thing to take a look at them because they are quite good and heartfelt. (Rick E)
Rebel Time Records 2-558 Upper Gage Avenue / Suite 162 / Hamilton, Ontario / L8V 4J6 / Canada//
Well here is my very first ever review of a full length CD. The band (pronounced “Va-Yee-Za-Koo”) Which means “to call out” in Hebrew. With that said not even listening to this record I’m already excited to listen to it. Well I was surprised that’s for sure I was not expecting this sound. These tracks pack a lot of pop punk with keyboards/piano. The singer has a very distinctive voice that is really easy on the ears. Most of these songs remind me of later BLINK-182 and with the keyboards really reminds me of REGGIE AND THE FULL EFFECT. The title track which has a video is “Cool Bus” is an anthem about nothing more then riding the cool bus whether that is a full sized bus or short bus I don’t know but who cares. Also on this cd is a track of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF theme with them playing over it which is kinda cool. All in all there are 13 tracks all very well put together and I would say none of these are bad tracks all really catchy and put together, all I can picture is Tom Delonge from BLINK-182 singing all these tracks for some reason. I see a big future for this band they just need to get out there more I believe. Awesome self-released (Bezerker)
With a name like Sex Bunker how can this not be good right? Well I was surprised to judge a band by its name. To start off the A side is “I’d buy that for a dollar” basically a ballad of how Americans need to consumer everything that is flashed in front of them on the television. Next is “Only Natural” a very nice snotty punk song with some yelling vocals. “A Man who had Faith” followed by “Sir, We Are they/Where I’m From” and finally “Church of the Glowing Rectangle” all very well put together songs with some vocals reminding me of ANS more of the talking over the tracks then singing over them. With the last track talking about No one being there for him/them. All in all I’m kinda sad I missed them in Minneapolis when they came through. Cool splatter packaging for this seven inch and you get stickers! Self-released.(XbezerkerX)
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)
This is DEATH BY SNOO SNOO’s first album, they were originally known as “Moominvalley Hardcore Crew” and had some tapes/cd-rs out before this and they got their name from an episode of Futurama. They are from Oulu, Northern Finland and the album is all sung in Finnish, but don’t let that stop you from looking for this release as it’s a very cool punk rock album with a bit of experimentation added to the mix, but nothing to get in the way of the fun of this band. This comes with lyrics and is a very well produced album, with the female vocals right up in front. There are eighteen songs on here with the shortest being just under one minute and the longest at just over three minutes, so it goes by at a pretty good pace and is a pretty bouncy album to make you play it more than once. This is available on cd, vinyl, or download, try it out, you may just be surprised. (Rick E)
DEATH BY SNOO SNOO c/o Laura Rekila Valtatie / 31B4 90500 / Oulu, Finland //
I nailed this one dead on without even having to look at the promo sheet. GANG BUSTER swaggers between NYHC and SoCal punk of the 80’s. They know how to keep it tough while still making use of melody. They sometimes remind me of the Stern brothers Youth Brigade. The last of their 5 songs is a cover of the song ‘Crucified’ of which they give credit to AGNOSTIC FRONT when it was originally an IRON CROSS song. However they seem to be keeping the spirit of the AF version alive in their rendition. GANG BUSTER suffers from a demo quality recording that is a little distracting at times. SENZA TREGUA sound solid. The production is thick and full and the tones are right on. They also seem to be fond of the New York scene but this time it’s the CASUALTIES. Of the 5 songs they yell, sing or chant “Oi” in 4 of them, maybe they do in the 5th too but I was so desensitized to it by that time I didn’t notice. Both bands influences are so prominent that’s where I say I didn’t even need the promo sheet. Both bands find a place to shout out “skinhead!!!!” somewhere in the split of the disc too. That’s where the promo sheet becomes handy in its explanation that both bands are antifascist skins. GANG BUSTER hails from Malaysia and SENZA TREGUA from Italy. I know some dudes downtown that would be way into this. (Josh Mosh)
BLOWBACK………holy hell!!!!!!! What a release! This has to be one of the best releases of the year, one that will get played to death and makes me want more than just the four songs on here. Great clear production on here, but that goes to figure when the post-production was handled by Don Fury mixing (Agnostic Front, Quicksand) and Don Zientara working the boards (Bad Brains, Fugazi). You can’t go wrong with this one with songs that deal with trying to have a smoke break at work and getting treated like crap (Smoke Break), and the rant against mindless consumerism on “Cassandra’s Lament” with great spoken word over some great punk rock. This combines the best parts of good old punk rock and old school hardcore before it became too metallic. The vocals remind me at times of Lee Ving from Fear, but also have their one feel to them. This is on green/gold splatter vinyl and comes with a download card, so you don’t have to wear out your vinyl. I couldn’t recommend this more. (Rick E)
String Break Records 3054 36th Ave SW Seattle, WA 98126 /
I FAIL is from Cincinnati, Ohio, and has put out a five song e.p. that has a lot of raw power in the songs, but the songs tend to be a little long in the tooth at times. From a short minute and a half, to almost six minutes long, they could have condensed some of the slower parts and just raged. The production is pretty clear, giving everything space to be heard, with the vocals being a bit screamo at times, but still retaing enough hardcore anger to make you take a listen more than once. This came in a foldout sleeve with a lyric sheetI did think that this was a more screamo version of late period Black Flag in parts, and some of the lyrics seem to be a bit Republican/Christian to me, but still a pretty good e.p. from a band that if they tightened up the songs a bit, could be interesting to hear where they go from here. This is out on compact disc, 10″ vinyl, and cassette. (Rick E)
Sacred Plague Records 7746 Whitehall Cir E, West Chester, OH 45069 /