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!
A Brief History of May Day
On May 4th, 1886, after a workers’ demonstration for the 8-hour work-day was brutally repressed four days earlier, a large crowd assembled at Haymarket Square in Chicago. When the police arrived to suppress the crowd, a bomb was thrown in their direction, a viscious riot ensued, and ultimately 8 police were killed by gunshot.
Eight anarchists involved in the struggle for the 8-hour day were soon the victims of a government witch hunt. Though the prosecutor and judge admitted none of the men had thrown the bomb, and that most were not even present at the demonstration, the court put the men’s ideas on trial, and found them guilty. Four of the men were hung; one killed himself in jail to deny the State the pleasure of murdering him at the gallows.
To All My Friends,
First, I just want to say thank you for all the support. Even a simple post card that says “Thinking of you” can brighten an inmates day. I look forward to making many more friends and also having much correspondence with all of you. I would love to promise a response to all of you. However , I’m only allowed 100 contacts and I am not able to respond to anyone residing outside of the United States. Luckily, I’ve been able to respond to all non-international letters so far and I want you all to know I will absolutely read every piece of mail that is sent and isn’t denied and I will try my hardest to respond. If I am ever unable to respond please don’t think I am ungrateful or ignoring you.
The following article/column was written, not only as therapy but with the purpose of bringing to light the fact that there is domestic abuse within the punk community. The author wishes to remain anonymous and may post more in the future. With that, please read on and comment if you see fit.
How could I let this happen? How could I allow myself to fall into such a deep pit? Why do I keep going back to him? What is wrong with me? How do I get out of this situation? I need help!!!!!
These were the sentiments that ran through my being during one of the lowest points in my life. I married an abuser, a manipulator, a liar, and a selfish man. I had no idea. I thought I was marrying my prince and I was going to live happily ever after. HA! Once my prince got out of prison, he turned into a beast right before my eyes.
Who doesn’t love the books of Dr Seuss? Mention kids books with good politics and often Dr Seuss is the first name on the list to come to mind, along with whos and whoviles and many ridiculous rhymes that remind us of childhood stories and other good times.
The other day I went to see the Lorax with an old friend who is also an ex lover of mine. Neither of us had seen a movie in a theatre in a very long time. We had few expectations of what to expect, so we paid for the overpriced tickets and hoped for the best. We were given bags of popcorn and pops that we were told were for free with the over priced tickets and plastic glasses that allow you to see normally a movie produced in 3D. They don’t honestly seem to do much for me, but if you don’t wear them the screen looks fuzzy. Hmmm.
The show started off with previews then a commercial for oil! All about how the Tar Sands was worth all the toil! A slippery start to an environmental cartoon, but of course we can’t judge this movie adaption too soon?
The animation was grrrreat and the story was strong, that is until each time they would break into song. Never in my years of watching movies like these have I seen a cartoon with worse musical cheese, and I’m vegan so no cheese for me please! No green eggs or ham either you sleeze! Speak for the animals as well as the trees!
Want Your Voice/Human Recovery Project #1
8 ½ x 5 ½ 14 Pages
Want Your Voice is a small Japanese punk zine. There are a few title pages in English that let me know that there are interviews. The entire zine looks photocopied but it’s on heavyweight paper, there are photos that are all pixelated and xeroxey so it looks hella DIY. It’s fun and I bet if I read Japanese I’d enjoy it a bit more. (stinkbot)
Want Your Voice/ hrp-diymusic.blogspot.com
SHORT FAST & LOUD #25
8 ½ x 11” many pages.
SHORT FAST & LOUD is a brilliant hardcore punk zine done from the punkrock hotspot, the Bay Area, CA.Black and white filled with reviews, top tens and interviews. Issue 25 follows up the ten year anniversary issue with interviews with SUFFERING MIND and YACOPSAE are featured inside and there are loads of columns from the likes of Ami Lawless, Dan Lactose, Athena and Jeff (editors at large) and ads to get you to support the greater community, because face it, that’s what ads are about, so it’s fuckin’ rad. (stinkbot)
FIFTH ESTATE #385 Fall 2011
8 ½ x 11” / 37 Pages / $4.00
FIFTH ESTATE is a long running Anti-Authoritarian periodical. Super informative and political. The Autumn 2011 issue is devoted to Anarchist fiction. The fall issue is also filled with information, reviews and news important to those who choose to remain active and want their news and propaganda free of advertising and influence from the mass media industrial complex. It’s a hell of a read too! (stinkbot)
FIFTH ESTATE / PO Box 201016 / Ferndale, MI // http://www.fifthestate.org
fe (AT) fifthestate (DOT) org
Springtime is a time of change, but not reflective change. It’s time for action. As the trees blossom and nature erupts all around us, it becomes time to wake from the nightmare of winter and come alive.
Profane Existence changed formats at the end of winter and as springs growth moves forward so shall we. The time for a limited number columnists, reviewers and contributors has come to an end.
We are no longer shackled by the constraints of page size. We can handle a number of authors and ideas in our new format and so I am inviting you to contribute to this project.
We, sadly have lost some columnists. Some folks feel like the new format doesn’t fit their ideal, and that’s fine. I would point out that the feedback we receive and traffic our site gets is far greater that anything we’ve seen in a dog’s age. We can work together , if you blog we can link to one another! SEE COOPERATION!! THAT’S ANARCHY…or is it communism? who cares?
We want to know what’s going on in your area, and so we are giving you a platform to share the story of your punk community. Is there injustice in your particular neck of the woods? Tell everyone about it. You know what’s going on so please tell everyone! If you are interested in writing for Profane Existence, please contact me. My email address is zine (AT) profaneexistence (DOT) org.
As long as stories are honest, well written (within the boundaries of punk rock authorship which is open to interpretation), and compelling, we’ll post it. All we ask is that if you are posting facts, please also send along sources.
He Brings It On To Himself “And in this corner
weighing in at
4lbs, 3 ounces”
I was a freak from the day I was born
and I wasn’t even a primi
just simply ½ the size of tiny Yup, this is where my status as an Outsider
begins, but of course
it never truly ends
A lot of people talk of a pressure to conform
to fit in –VS- a need to go their own way
like that perpetual Black Sheep
always “out of step with the world” [i]
but for me it was never that easy
because I never had the choice or option to fit in
bell hooks said once upon a time that “Being oppressed means the absence of choices”
well for me
fitting in was never a choice
So in one corner
not even aware that I had been born into a boxing ring
and in the other corner
is societies social status quos
and the bastards that laughed along I was so small
in a world built for big they couldn’t even find a hospital ID bracelet for me [ii]
So how are they gonna find 10ounce gloves in my size?
never mind protective headgear…
Yup, I was way outta my weight class right from the beginning
so as you can imagine I took a lotta shots
and I spent a lot of time running