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!
Profane Existence is proud to announce that we will be realeasing the new WAR//PLAGUE LP. Minneapolis punk veterans War//Plague return with their debut full length album “On A Darker Dawn”. This album brings forth over 2 years of socio/political rage and ferocity that is unleashed into a culmination of metallic fury. On a Darker Dawn is the bands defining pinnacle, both musically and lyrically. Coming from previous bands such as Provoked, Calloused and Pontius Pilate. These Minneapolis punks know their roots and the underbelly of the DIY movement has fueled them since day one. With the bands driving and aggressive guitars, barrage of brutal drum convergence, and vocal war cries, this album brings all their years of punk and rage into an apex of brutality. Due out Summer 2012. Stay tuned!
Deviated Instinct formed in 1984 and were a crucial pioneering band in the early British punk/metal scene. Along with bands like Antisect and The Amebix, Deviated Instinct’s music has influenced legions of bands and helped to define the sound we know today as “Crust”. This is their first new studio release in over 22 years. It’s everything fans have come to expect from Deviated Instinct and more. This album features four songs of epic proportions. Their sound on this record bridges the gap between d-beat style crust and heavy metallic doom. The songs are well thought out and skillfully played with top notch studio production. Includes a download card for a digital version plus extra bonus material. Profane Existence is proud to be apart of this release! Official street date is July 10, 2012.
Color vinyl is available direct through the web store by pre-order now. Copies will be shipped as soon as they are available. Don’t wait until the official release date. Pre-Order HERE!
See them on tour this summer with Profane label mates DRESDEN. Check out DRESDEN’s new e.p. “Extinguish The Cross” HERE
DEVIATED INSTINCT ON TOUR
(All Non-Fest Dates w/ DRESDEN)
May 25th Brooklyn, NY @ The Acheron
May 26th Maryland @ Maryland Death Fest
May 27th Pittsburgh, PA @ The Shop
May 28th Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class
May 29th Detroit, MI @ The Corktown Tavern
May 30th Chicago , IL @ The Ultra Lounge
May 31st Minneapolis, MN @ The Medusa
June 2nd Austin, TX @ Chaos In Tejas
We’re far too busy with other commitments (bands, zines, family, fucking up the system, etc.) to continue running such a vast and time consuming operation as PE Distro. We’ve been slowly scaling it back over the last couple of months, but now we’re reaching our self-imposed deadline to call it quits. To speed up the liquidation of our inventory we’ve further reduced prices to practically give-away levels: Zines, CDs, 7″s, cassettes, and even LP records have been marked down to as low as $1. We’re going to be going through all of the shelves and bins the week and scouring them for stuff missing from the web store, so don’t be shocked if some new stuff is added later this week. But don’t wait either because the “good stuff” always sell out first! Check out PE distro HERE.
FYI about the shopping cart: The postage system is strictly weight-based, so don’t be alarm if your shopping cart full of $1 albums costs more to ship than the cart subtotal! We’re too busy to answer your questions like “how much will _____ record cost to ship?” Put it in the shopping cart and go through the checkout process and see for yourself. Payment is the final step of the process so it’s not going to cost you anything to check the prices – including the shipping.
And to keep things perfectly clear, we are NOT shutting down PE Records or the PE Weblog. We will still run a small web store, but it will be focused strictly on Profane Existence releases, including exclusive special editions, color vinyl, limited run shirts, etc. Of course PE Records titles will continue to be available through such places as Interpunk and your local independent record store and small distros. If you are looking for PE titles wholesale, Ebullition may still have select titles and everything will soon be available through Independent Label Distribution.
New titles by ENABLER, PROTESTANT, NORTHLESS, REPUBLICORPSE and dozens more were added to the PE distro today! All titles are priced to move. We don’t want these records sitting on our shelves when you could be playing them. Besides, we have to make room for the new Profane Existence releases coming this spring/summer. Stay tuned for more on that. Until then we’ve got hundreds of top shelf records at bargain bin prices. CHECK IT OUT!
We just got a bunch of new records that came in from various trade partners in Europe… Sweden, Italy… you get the picture. We added them to the web-store and they are priced to move. Dozens of $2 7″s, CD’s & Cassettes and $5 LP’s. We also got some collectable BEHIND ENEMY LINES on red vinyl and COUNTER BLAST screen printed LP’s. Last I checked there were only 17 army green DOOM – Police Bastard 7″s.
A crust punk classic is back again. Now with the original cover art… and for a limited time this gem is available on special edition Army Green Vinyl. We’ve got 45 copies up on the webstore. GET ONE NOW!
After 10 days of moving sale we still have shelves FULL of CDs and DVDs we want gone! Use the coupon code H0YN5N8HZ8 to get 80% off all CDs and DVDs, including those already marked down as much as half price! We’ve been strictly focusing on vinyl for a while now, so we’re not going to be restocking most of what we have now. Don’t miss out on this chance to get rare, obscure, imports, hard to find CD’s for $2 or less!
Or, if you missed out on the moving sale, we’re going to extend the coupon code MOVING another couple of days. This code will get you 60% off everything, including vinyl, T-shirts, etc.
Both coupons will expire at midnight CST on Monday, April 2nd.
Profane Existence distro is moving to a new space in April and we’re counting down by taking an additional 5% off each day for orders of $25 or more. For example, the first day of the sale will be 5% off, second day will be 10% off, until we reach 60% off on March 31st. You must use the coupon code MOVING when checking out to receive the current day’s discount and your order subtotal must be at least $25 for the coupon to work. The discount is good for everything we sell (and we have over 1000 titles 0n the shelves) but quantities are limited on many items and the best stuff will disappear first. Whatever we don’t sell we’re going to have to move, so we may extend the sale into April if we have to!
The Oiltanker/No Tomorrow split LP and Appalachian Terror Unit 7″ just arrived at the PE warehouse. The official release date for these records is April 3rd, 2012 but we’ve got a sale going on and want you to be able to take advantage of it! Plus these records are awesome and there is no reason they should sit around here for a few extra days when people could be listening to them. And don’t let me forget to mention the Oiltanker/No Tomorrow split comes in some pretty awesome colors. So… ORDER YOUR COPY NOW!
Worshipping upon the filth-streaked altars of Scandinavian hardcore, Japanese punk, classic d-beat, and vicious, metallic-minded crust, these two bands have risen rapidly through the underground, and are poised to take the fuck over. Tour after tour, song after song both of these bands are relentless and have shown through their actions that they won’t let up until the world hears their message of defiance and unrest. When looking for new artists to join the Profane Existence family we want bands that exemplify our mission statement. These bands are definitely out there “Making Punk A Threat Again!” While each band has their own unique style it’s easy to see why they are sharing a release together. Their sound is heavy. Their delivery is crushing. The recording embodies the high energy performance and intensity you would expect from a live show while sounding solid and musically tight. This is definitely a record that will breath new life and energy into the crust punk genera. When they contacted us about releasing the record there was no way we could pass it up. This is one of the best new records we have heard in a while!
Fans of Disrupt, Nausea, Doom, & Extreme Noise Terror are sure to agree. With both bands poised to launch live assaults upon the continental US and even further, the release of their split LP is only a merciless harbinger of the destruction that is to come. There will be blood.
Every once in a great while, a new band comes along with such intense fury that they captivate all who hear and see them — APPALACHIAN TERROR UNIT is one such band. Hailing from the mountains of West Virginia, ATU belt out a thunderous chorus of eco-awareness and chastisement for mankind’s destructive ways (or at least those who are in control). Musically they combine classic punk, crust, and a hint of metal into a sound that’s likened to later years NAUSEA, totally reinforced by the strong female vocals throughout. Adding to the over-all amazing quality of this EP are additional touches of brilliance, like the brutally powerful recording by Jay at the Jam Room in South Carolina (Antischism, Damad, etc.) and cover / poster art by Marald. Normally this sort of praise for a job well done is reserved for bands who have been around the block once or twice—not for the debut EP from a band barely formed a year before recording. This is the band’s first 7” release and came out in 2007. This record sold over 2,000 copies within the first year. The vinyl has long been out of print and is one of the most sought after records in recent Profane history. Since their inception this energetic band has completed numerous tours of the United States and Europe and released a series of strong selling records and CD’s. We are excited to have this record back in print just in time to hit the streets before ATU’s summer tour.