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!
This little gem of a demo arrived a little while ago and it’s gotten quite a bit of airtime in the PE offices. THE SHAME are a three piece band from Tulsa, OK that features PE alumni Chad Malone (BROTHER INFERIOR,ASSEMBLY OF GOD, LARKIN, BRING DOWN THE HAMMER) on guitar and vocals. Musically and message-wise, THE SHAME are influenced by UK ’82 Oi and streetpunk bands pulling influences from the likes of classic SHAM 69, BLITZ and THE OPPRESSED. Generally speaking, this isn’t exactly the style of music PE is known to cover, but many of us did grow up in a time before punk split up into a million sub-genres and listening to this stirs up some nostalgia for the olden days. Lyrics give a nod to the politics historically associated with working class roots of this particular music genre, all the while saying it’s OK to have a pint and a good laugh with your friends. I would really like to see this put out on vinyl and will be sure to buy one if it does! (Dan)
I got to see the VARUKERS once…Just once. They played Denver in 2000 or so. I thought they kicked ass, they were nice guys and they partied with us back at the Corona house until the wee hours. Good times. I was damn excited to see they were playing Chaos in Tejas this year, and then equally bummed that they had cancelled. Fuck. Getting this CD in the mail was a treat and I was excited to get this disc into my CD player but to my dismay my damned CD player broke! The piece of shit won’t turn on! It’s almost 10 years old but WHAT THE FUCK! Oh well…to the laptop! So here I have a CD that consists of demos and crappy live recordings and I can only listen to it through these tiny ass speakers. Whatever…I will not let such an obstacle hinder my punk rock mission. Right away I am stoked, demo releases are hit or miss, the sound quality often lacks and you end up disappointed. Occasionally you get turned on to some really cool shit. For the most part that is the case with this CD. Several songs on this disc are from early demos of the VARUKERS and the sound is actually really good. A couple of songs come from a very rare 7” released on a German label in 1982. In some cases better than what some bands were realign on 7” in the 80’s or even 90’s. The other 10+ songs are from a live performance in 86 and here is where we hear the expected low quality in sonic mayhem. The demo stuff is good, sometimes it’s silly, but mostly it kicks ass! Some of the lyrics are down- right ridiculous on some of that early stuff, but hell…Most of us wrote stupid lyrics when we were in our teens. It was more about the aggression, pissed off attitude and being punk rock. Look…hopefully we are all familiar with the VARUKERS and their brand of UK 82/d-beat punk rock. The VARUKERS are an essential band and have always had the ability cross over sub-genres and bring the punx together. VARUKERS mainstay and vocalist, Rat, does the liner notes giving some background to what you are listening to. This is a solid release and I am excited to have it in my possession! PUNK ROCK! (Josh Clusterfux)
Canada seems to be a hot bed for Dis worship and great b-beat. A couple of bands that come to mind are NAPALM RAID and DECONTROL. Well DISRAPE wastes no time and opens this 7 song tape up with a perfect cover of ‘The Nightmare Continues’. And by perfect I mean they make no attempt to put their own spin on it. If this was playing and I didn’t know better I would have just assumed it was DISCHARGE. From there they stick pretty close to the formula never really straying from what is working pretty damn well for them. The quality is pretty decent, the mix balances all of the instruments fairly well, but there a few parts here and there where it felt like the vocals could have been pushed up a bit. Lyrically they stick to the dark and bleak or as they describe their influences as “the progressive rape of mankind, the careless destruction of the world, unaccountable human rights violations, the international D-beat/Metal-Punk scenes, and the darkness the present and future holds”. There you go…I think that pretty much sums it up. Word is these Ontario d-beaters are putting out an LP soon. Based on what they have demonstrated with this tape I have to recommend keeping an eye out for the LP! (Josh Mosh)
Imagine a really dark, downtempo MARTYRDÖD with both female and what appears to be male vocals and a tribalish rhythm section that sounds like they were lifted straight from Only Theatre of Pain era CHRISTIAN DEATH. Killer. In addition, there are moments of atmospheric goth (think LYCIA) and dramatic goth-metal; nothing wrong with that. It would be difficult to overstate how dark this album is. Arrangements don’t follow anything that might be considered “song-oriented” but that really works on an album like this. The band have gifted us with a liner notes in both their native Polish as well as English translations (although at least one track is sung primarily in English). Themes seem to deal with more existential matters like the personal turmoil of surviving as an individual in a society that demands conformity to the point of banality. For fans of FALL OF EFRAFA, ICTUS, NACHTMYSTIUM, RHEA’S OBSESSION, or even the 1990s releases of Projekt Records.(Matt Indignant)
Classic band with a very definitive sound. This is a reissue of their self-titled album from 1986 and it’s first time in print in 20 years! When I first heard G.I. I heard the song “Teenager in a box” and fell for this band that very moment (hear this song if you haven’t). This release captures the band at a point where they have evolved into something potent and strong. They say during this recording that they approached it as a “concept album” and can see to some degree of where they were going (they eventually dropped that idea). In my opinion this was a coming of age album and really defines them as a band. GOVERNMENT ISSUE always had a specific sound that you could pick out from a crowd with good amount of catchiness and hooks in the music to bring you back for more. GI were a hardcore punk band, but without all the mayhem and noise that generally accompanies the genre. This was re-mastered by the guitarist Tom Lyle and sounds damn good! Also included are 4 bonus tracks on this slap of wax. Cheers to Doctor Strange records for re-releasing this great album. (Leffer)
Dr. Strange Records / P.O. Box 9060 / Alta Loma, CA / 91701
Hmmm, how to describe this? The first half is fast, yet heavy metallic, studs-n-spikes hardcore. Now, where the fuck did I put my skateboard? The second half leans towards ska-core, not at all unlike MOUTH SEWN SHUT but not so crusty. Am I making any sense? The songs cover themes near to all our hearts like predatory banks (Debt Sentence), class war (The Rich are Killing the Poor), and punk scene drama (Brick by Brick). The band itself is apparently made up of veteran Boston punkers who’ve each brought their own tastes and stirred them together in this witches’ cauldron of a record. While aftermathematics is freely available for download on the band’s social networks, you can support the scene by purchasing the vinyl release from these DIY record labels that have collaborated on the release: Active Rebellion, Crash Assailant, Crawlspace, Pirates Press Recs, Riot Ska Recs, Rodent Popsicle, and Tankcrimes. Check out their website for more info. Good shit for real. (Matt Indignant)
ANTISOCIETY records has been putting out some very good and vital material lately. First the release of the hard-to-come by ANTISECT e.p and now this! ALTERNATIVE hail from Scotland and don’t really need an introduction. For those of you out there not familiar, these folks are legends in the early U.K. Anarcho-punk community and have become a staple within the punk scene today. Touring with acts like CRASS, FLUX OF PINK INDIANS, THE SYSTEM, ANDY T, this gives you the gist of where we’re going musically, lyrically and ideologically. This particular record is their demo recordings from 1982 and have that classic dirge and rawness to it. Given this was taken from some aged tapes or reels, this has some classic sounds that can only be defined as pure and genuine. Some say these guys were the Scotlands answer to CRASS and hearing their music re-enforces that to some degree. Very strong socio/political lyrics with some classic guitar hooks and driving drums to fuel your punk angst. Get this record and put it into your library of anarcho-collections. It’s a must have. (Leffer)
ANTISOCIETY RECORDS / firstname.lastname@example.org
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)