Finally, the third LP from AGNOSY has arrived!
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.
LP pressed on deluxe 150-gram vinyl.
Reverse board jacket
Printed inner sleeve
Stream album for free or download for a small fee here – https://profaneexistence.bandcamp.com/album/swordwielder-system-overlord-lp
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.
We are happy to announce our next new release
WILT – “Self Titled”
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
STORM OF SEDITION – “Decivilize” LP
Are you prepared to brave the storm?…
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
BeforeI start, I’d like to apologize. My computer is not letting me insert the proper symbol, so I have to type AE instead. That being said…
Amazing! It would seem as if these folks are incapable of writing bad material. I’ve had this album in my possession for a little while now and it keeps getting better with every listen. New things seem to pop up while trying to follow the densely woven melodies. In true crust form, the title track opens with political news samples, then blasts right into high speed melodic crust that has a bit 0f a Tragedy feel to it. Drukner, the second track, switches between rhythms and time signitures with dizzying grace. As they blas through the 3rd track, the melodies fall aside and are consumed by an early 90s black metal melee with a very minimalist feel to it, but maintain the duel vocal style that carries their sound. Quite a contrast from the lush body of their more melodic songs. FORRAEDERI continues this grim and frostbitten onslaught through to the intro of the last song where they reign the terror back in and it explodes back into melody then slows into doomy riffing over blast beats, a pause, and back to work. Seven songs is definitley not enough. It’s like eating at NOMA: they serve seven tiny, eplosively beautiful courses that leave you wanting just a bit more, but this album is totally affordableand you won’t get anything weird like scavenged moss seasoned with ants. The vocals might be the best I’ve heard in a really long time, too. One low and gruff, the other higher and raspy in an apocalyptic compliment delivering the socio-political commentary that FORRAEDERI write so well. And to wrap it up, this album comes with a banger of a huge fold out poster. That’ll do FORRAEDERI, that’ll do. (Jake)
D-BEAT HJERTE RECORDS http://www.dbeathjerterecords.com
Crushing D-Beat Kångpunk behind a raw wall of distortion!
After 2 Ep’s(one released as a cassette) DÖDLÄGE unleash their first LP – ”Ritual Slaughter”! For those unfamiliar with one of Portland’s better kept secrets, prepare to be crushed! DÖDLÄGE are a raw grind/crust band that belt out old school crust the way it was meant to be played! Highly influenced by Swedish Kångpunk (the word DÖDLÄGE is Swedish for “Deadlock”), you can expect a large Scandi influence. DÖDLÄGE mix the more raw eras of ANTI-CIMEX with the earlier years of crust/grind bands like EXTREME NOISE TERROR and DISRUPT. You might be thinking thats it’s be done before, and it has… but every once in a while a band does it right! DÖDLÄGE are able to maintain a fine balance of bringing something fresh to the table while taking you back to the earlier glory years of the genre. ”Ritual Slaughter” is sixteen ear bleeding tracks of raw crust/grind that will have you banging your fist and grinding your teeth while craving for more!
Mastered by Brad Boatright @ Audiosiege – http://www.audiosiege.com
Artwork by Norz – https://www.facebook.com/VBRRTRD/
Listen to DÖDLÄGE’s previous EP’s on their bandcamp page here – https://dodlage.bandcamp.com
*Record release date is FRIDAY AUGUST 19th. All pre-orders will be sent out during the week of August 15th-19th.
PROFANE EXISTENCE • PO BOX 647 • HUNTINGTON WV • 25711 • U$A
Ah…another fine bit of music sent to me from Christopher. Before I get into the sounds, just take a look at the cover art. Black, grey and white, simple yet powerful and there’s a cat on the back. A lot of people think that dogs are punk, but we all know the truth. All Cats Are Beautiful. Anyway, this little gem, instead of being doomy blackened crust, goes the direction of high energy hardcore that would not have been altogether out of place playing with some of the more aggressive hc bands back in the 80s and can easily demolish much of today’s hardcore. The lyrics are less political and more like personal reflections of the hardcore scene and the darker side of emotions. CONCRETE STEPS gives props to the bands that write and play because they love it instead of being concerned with getting props and also address the current state of over-saturation of bands with recycled riffs and lyrics. One track appears to come from the angle of someone who deals with stress by cutting themselves and another song is about getting ripped off in Paris. Great delivery with great vocals! Supporting the lyrics are furious(yet tastefully played)beats with solid time changes that carry the all out onslaught of guitar and bass. I’m a huge fan of their tone. Besides the writing being top shelf, the production is crazy good. And to think that these guys do their own mixing and mastering and release their own albums! D.I.fuckingY.!!! This 7″ goes perfectly with both coffee and beer. I can’t recommend this enough. Cheers! (Jake)
A track from the bands forthcoming LP “Carrion”. Released by Organize and Arise, Profane Existence, Doomed Society, Harvest King and Mankind Disaster Records.
The Deafening Sound of Absolutely Nothing LP
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.
Select shows with DJ Erica Scary!
April 29: Pittsburgh, PA, at Down Launder, tour kickoff and Antifa benefit, w/ Empathy Box (https://www.facebook.com/events/1181565898523083/)
April 30 (early show): Kent, OH at the Workshoppe, IWW presentation matinee punk show w/Cuttlefish Agenda & SAP (https://www.facebook.com/events/1697295593893224/)
April 30 (late show): Akron, OH at Anabelle’s w/Empathy Box, Rabid Reason, Weird Penis (https://www.facebook.com/events/214123672288175/)
May 1, Cinncinatti, OH, at Mockbee w/ Abraxas & Sour Ground (https://www.facebook.com/events/173087806408132/)
May 2nd, Chicago, IL, w/Autonomy, venue TBA
May 3, Minneapolis, MN at Cafe Reverie w/ Scrutiny & Verminoze (https://www.facebook.com/events/935701729883330/)
May 6, Seattle, WA at the Kraken w/Frustration & Arcane (https://www.facebook.com/events/1595913700726950/)
May 7, Bremerton, WA at the Charleston
May 8, Olympia, WA, venue TBA w/ Flesh Collage, Duzz, Hen’s Teeth
May 9, Portland, OR at Blackwater, with Vivid Sekt & Decomp
May 10, Eugene, OR at Black Forest
May 11, Oakland, CA at the Annex w/Ortiz
May 13, North Bay Area, CA, venue TBA
May 14, Reno, NV, venue TBA
May 17, Asheville, NC at the Odditorium
May 18, Baltimore, MD at the Sidebar
May 19, Richmond, VA venue TBA
May 20, Philadelphia, PA at the Beaumont Warehouse w/ Hellshock, Deathwish, Dronez, Interloper (https://www.facebook.com/events/200642220290173/)
May 21, Oil City, PA, The Annex Art Exhibition Room w/ Swampwalk & Omission (https://www.facebook.com/events/1703401133252324/)
May 22nd, Altoona, PA at the Anvil w/T-Tops, Warmingtons, Loyd Bird (https://www.facebook.com/events/1590404134615322/)
LISTEN TO THE TRACK “WAR DRUMS” HERE.
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!
Audio “3 Minute Warning” Demo 3
Audio “Yopper Boy” Demo 2
Later this week ISKRA will be starting a short tour in the midwest / east coast of the united states in support of their newest LP “Ruins”
For those that haven’t had a chance to see ISKRA live yet prepare to witness a ferocious power-house of anarchist metal. Combining over the top and in your face head-banging metal with passion and politics ISKRA put on an incredible live show for those lucky enough to see it.
ISKRA will be playing 7 shows this September in the United States with SUNLIGHTS BANE from Michigan. ISKRA are supporting their newestLP “Ruins” (available here)
w/ SUNLIGHT’S BANE
KUNG FU NECKTIE
21+, $6, 8PM
w/ SUNLIGHT’S BANE
21+, $10, 8PM
w/ SUNLIGHT’S BANE
w/ SUNLIGHT’S BANE
THE MUD CITY MANGLERS
$5 – 7, 9PM
w/ SUNLIGHT’S BANE
w/ SUNLIGHT’S BANE