Dark, heavy, galloping crust from the streets of London. AGNOSY is back to present us with a ferocious beast of an album that can only be forged by the anger and frustration of living in today’s world. “When Daylight Reveals The Torture” aggressively attacks evils such the current rise of fascism and animal abuse. It intelligently and passionately touches on the Afrin invasion and the revolution in Rojava and shows nothing but utter disgust toward the arrogance of humankind’s lust for greed and power that will inevitably lead us down paths of war and environmental devastation.
While lyrically AGNOSY are much more politicly straight forward this time around than on previous releases, musically they have expanded on their sound to create a dark and moody atmosphere while at the same time staying crust as fuck. To say they know what they are doing would be an understatement from this band of vets whose members have played in HIATUS, HEALTH HAZARD, and BEGINNING OF THE END.
Long galloping intros are followed up by traditional d-beat, fierce solo’s are then meet with vicious vocals and pulverizing bass in a brilliant recording captured by Lewis Johns at The Ranch Production House and was mastered by Brad Boatright at Portland’s legendary Audiosiege. We then pressed on deluxe heavyweight 150-gram vinyl, printed on reverse board jackets, and included an 11in x 22in gatefold insert to bring you a high quality and truly epic record.
The legendary crust classic is now available once again!
Authorized and released in cooperation with MISERY, S.D.S., & MCR Japan & Remastered by Jack Butcher at Enormous Door Studio we are beyond proud to make one one the most rare and sought after crust records available once again.
Fuck the scavengers charging punks exuberant amounts of cash on ebay and discogs. We worked meticulously with both bands and with Jack at Enormous door to bring you an updated version that kicks major audio ass while maintaining the original authenticity.
Released on deluxe 150 gram vinyl. With an 11×11 inner sleeve. Black Paper Jacket. Reverse Board Jacket.
Earlier this year we re-issued this legendary LP and sold over 950 copies in just 4 short months. For this second pressing we pressed 490 copies on Krystal Clear & 485 on Grey Vinyl with Black Mist.
Stench crust the way it was meant to be played!
The UK crust scene of the 1980’s inspired band after band but no other band has ever reincarnated the sound of that time as well as SWORDWIELDER. Quite simply if you like crust, then this the album you have waited decades for.
Review by Craig Hayes from “Your Last Rites”… Swordwielder – System Overlord Heavyweight punk fanatics take note: System Overlord is a fucking triumph. The long-awaited sophomore album from Gothenburg stenchcore band Swordwielder is a brooding behemoth, constructed from the filthiest and heftiest strains of punk and metal. System Overlord shimmers with apocalyptic visions, and it’s overflowing with all the grim atmospherics and intimidating intensity that defines consummate crushing crust.
Too much hype? No way… And no apologies, either. Swordwielder deal in definitive stenchcore on System Overlord, and much like their full-length debut, 2013’s Grim Visions of Battle, the band’s latest release is a knockout. Swordwielder’s harsh, gruff and dark sound owes a significant debt to old school icons like Amebix, Axegrinder, Deviated Instinct, and Antisect, and they mix and mangle their influences and leave ’em to rot on the battlefield.
Plenty of hammering rage drives System Overlord tracks like “Violent Revolution,” “Savage Execution” and “Cyborgs,” and thundering epics like “Corrupt Future” and “Northern Lights” exhibit subtler strengths, mixing guttural growls and clean vocals with crashing percussion and dirge-laden riffs. Connoisseurs of corpse-dragging crust will love the brute-force belligerence of “Absolute Fear,” “Nuclear Winter,” and “Second Attack,” which rain down like merciless mortar barrages. As a rule, all of System Overlord‘s mammoth tracks chug and churn with grinding muscle, while reeking of squalor and decay.
Swordwielder exudes tightly coiled aggression from start to finish here—songs rise from the ashes of desolation, and resounding calls for action and resistance ring loud. If you’re a fan of heavy-hitters like Fatum, War//Plague, Carnage, Zygome, Cancer Spreading or (insert your favorite hefty crust crew here), System Overlord‘s trampling tempo and strapping sound are bound to appeal.
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
We’re going to print with PE #64 this week and are offering a special edition T-shirt featuring Sean Fitzgerald’s cover artwork (with the usual “Making Punk a Threat Again” on the back). We’re also going to throw in a copy of the finished magazine too. PE #64 has 32 big tabloid sized pages crammed with selected reprints from PE’s blog from 2012 and 2013. Includes interviews / features on:
Jack Conroy (Of the SHAC 7)
The expected ship date is on or after June 10th. Overseas customer expect to pay a LOT in postage. PE is just too damned heavy!
WARTORN double sided T-shirt featuring art by HUSH
WARTORN Aftermath… 2004-2010 LP (colored vinyl)
WARTORN Domestic Terrorist 7″ (latest EP – colored vinyl)
All of the above will only set you back $23 including postage in the USA. Both records are limited edition vinyl releases and will not be around long. Take advantage of this special deal while it lasts!
All PE t-shirts have been marked down from $13 to $10. This price includes postage in the U.S. Get shirts from bands like ATU, State of Fear, Deviated Instinct, In Defence, War//Plague, Wartorn and all the rest along with a variety of different Profane designs. Some designs are limited and might go out of print once they are gone so act now! CLICK HERE
Over the holiday season several thoughtful people donated their distros to Profane Existence with the charge that we get these records out there to “the people” and use the proceeds to either put out new Profane Existence records or spend it all on beer… they didn’t care. They were just happy to get those boxes out of their closet and into good hands.
We divided everything up and packaged it as one giant Distro Mystery Box filled with mysterious and awesome 7″s, 10″s, LP’s, CD’s and other goodies we stuck in there because we like you. We had enough items to make ten of these packs. Each pack comes hand numbered. I don’t really know why we took the time to hand number them when you’ll probably just toss the packaging… but we did it anyway.
Note: this box contains titles released by DIY labels from the US, Czech Republic, Germany, Sweden, Poland, Brazil and other places around the world. This is different from the PE Vinyl Starter Kit or the PE CD Bundle.
The DISTRO MYSTERY BOX includes:
14 – 7″ Records
12 – CD’s
5 – LP’s or 10″s
1 – Profane Existence zine/CD combo
1 – Profane Existence Embroidered Patch
33 Items Total… and the price includes postage within the U.S.!
IN DEFENCE loves the month October. It’s their favorite time of the year. Halloween is approaching, I’m (Ben Crew) finally turning 21 and IN DEFENCE is getting ready to hit the road again. This time around we are headed on a midwestern romp where we will play a basement show with PHOBIA and help BURNING SONS celebrate the release of their new 7″ record “Reflective Confessions”. If you buy an IN DEFENCE LP, CD or T-SHIRT you can get the BURNING SONS record FREE along with a hand screened “NO WAR BUT STAR WARS” patch. Supplies are limited. Act quick. Once these special freebies are gone… they are gone! And trust me you are going to want the Burning Sons 7″. It rips! (All prices are postage paid in U.S.)
This edition of the “PE Special series” was brought to you by our friends at ANTI-CORP Records down in Nashville. Anti-Corp has been a solid trade partner with PE in the past (when we were running a distro) and released solid records like DOOM SIREN, IN RUINS and RESISTANT CULTURE as well as countless others. This time around they bring you THETAN, a two piece brutal as fuck power-violence band featuring ex-members of SANCTIONS. The welcome to whine country 7″ is a rager from start to finish… knocking out 10 solid tracks of no bullshit, in your face audio destruction!
The other half of this special was brought to you by our friends at CRASH ASSAILANT & BEZERKER RECORDS who released this split 7″ between Profane’s own IN DEFENCE and PARTY BY THE SLICE (featuring members of ENABLER – Southern Lord, PROTESTANT – Halo of Flies & GET RAD – Gilead Media). These bands have no shortage of serious talent but they seem content to have some “not so serious” fun on here as they take humorous jabs at each other while duking it out over their favorite foods… TACOS & PIZZA. This one comes with the hand numbered limited edition In Defence “tacos up your ass” insert.
PE Special #13 comes with:
– THETAN welcome to whine country 7″ (color vinyl)
– IN DEFENCE / PARTY BY THE SLICE tacos vs. pizza 7″ (w/ ltd. insert)
– Randomly selected orders will get FREE shit! ORDER NOW!
RIFLE DIET hails from Minneapolis and features members of Profane bands GARMONBOZIA & IN DEFENCE. They play raw political crust/hc with dark and brooding overtones and aggressive female vocals. This is their first record… titled “Thrash Compactor”. They recently got back from a raging Mid-west tour and dropped off some records special for Profane!
PE Special #12 gets you:
1) RIFLE DIET – Thrash Compactor 7″
2) Mystery 7″ from our distro box
The first 10 orders will also get a FREE patch (Servitude, In Defence, Actives, others…)
Profane Existence put out the first Ballast record back in 2005. Ballast really captured our attention with their urgent mix of hardcore, crust, and classic peace-punk influences.The most striking element of their sound was the female-fronted vocal delivery, which was powerful, melodic and emotive. Their first record has long been out of print but we came upon several copies of their 2nd record “Fuse” and their… well… they broke up, reformed as PREYING HANDS and recorded “Through The Dark. Both released by Inimical. We’ve got a limited twenty copies available and we are offing them together as a double pack. ORDER HERE!
The Clusterfux LP bundle will get you the NEW Clusterfux LP “Abandon Your Gods” plus your choice of two other Profane Existence LP’s. We just got a small handful of these records. Get one before they are gone!!! You will not be disappointed.
“CLUSTERFUX was active from 1995 until March of 2011 and features long time Profane columnist Josh Mosh on vocals. They recently reformed and released the new hard hitting LP “Abandon Your Gods”. CLUSTERFUX are Denver’s longest running punk band and over their years had completed several tours, released a pile of records, and played with everyone from CONFLICT, the EXPLOITED, SUBHUMANS, and DRI, to STORMCROW, DROPDEAD, PHOBIA and plenty more. The band fused thrash and crust in a unique punk rock molotov-cocktail. The artwork was done by Brain D’Agosta who has also done some recent stuff for MISERY, POLICE BASTARD and WAR//PLAGUE.” – Thrashhead.com