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!
Hey folks – it’s been a while since I put forth a proper column. No, I mean a long fucking time. For the one or two of you who actually enjoy my writing and maybe even look forward to one of these columns, I apologize sincerely. I also apologize for this one, because it’s not going to be very in depth, political, or long.
For some reason over the last few (many?) months, my heart just hasn’t been into writing as much as it has been in the past. I don’t know if I’m just in a dry spell or what, but I can’t even force myself to write anything of value (I find forcing it hinders the final product). I’ve had my writers block periods before, but never anything like this. I can’t even bring myself to do reviews like I once did. I’m hoping that now that spring has sprung, and I can enjoy good weather and going out of my house every once in a while, I can be inspired once again.
And it’s not like I have a lack of things to rant about! Every day, it seems like there’s yet another injustice brought upon the planet/my back yard/the natural world/the animal kingdom/etc that cries for my valuable opinion (haha)! I don’t even know where to begin anymore!
Anyway – again, this is just a short one to let you know that I’m still here, still pissed, and I’ll be back with much more regularity in the near future.
I’m just here to let you all know that the latest edition of my crusty li’l podcast is now up and ready to download! Aside from that, I have some big plans in the work for the Doomed Society empire. I’m gonna keep the lid on it all for the next little while so I don’t end up jinxing it!
Enough babbling, here’s some musical therapy for the everyday grind.
FLUX OF PINK INDIANS: progress FLOWERS IN THE DUSTBIN: all fool’s day CHUMBAWAMBA: more whitewashing KARMA SUTRA: it’s our world too DECADENT FEW: they shoot children EXIT-STANCE: the shit still stinks A FIGHT WITH SLEDGEHAMMERS: dogmatic deception MURDERESS: no more SAVIORSELF: rewriting history AHNA: coroner CROW: give up all hope KAKISTOCRACY: economic genocide RESTARTS: timewaster VARIX: madness DISRESPECT: rich kid MOTHERFUCKERS: bomb the stampede CHAOS UK: no security KICKER: innit NO EULOGY: dogs of the apocalypse ISKRA: illegal SWORDWIELDER: fields of genocide SANCTUM: chaos lord/enslaved SKELPTARSIS: state of neglect AGNOSY: nothing’s changed GARMONBOZIA: lost with nothing to find KRANG: losing the bigger picture HIS HERO IS GONE: professional mindfuckers HEVN: dig your own grave AFTER THE BOMBS: forward into death BELGRADO: no answer DEKODER: anxiety ALARIC: your god KILLING JOKE: this world hell AMEBIX: knights of the black sun SIN: stress fracture
Damien Inbred here to tell you about the latest episode of my online radio show, Doomed Society. I didn’t have enough time last episode to properly explore my favorite records of last year, so I decided to do a second part!
You can get more details (and download it) over HERE!
Here’s what I played this week:
CROSS STITCHED EYES – vile corpse CROSS STITCHED EYES – existence CROSS STITCHED EYES – broken mind CROSS STITCHED EYES – the void CROSS STITCHED EYES – sluglord OI POLLOI – tha sinn air ais OI POLLOI – ar dileab OI POLLOI – spadadh gun chiall OI POLLOI – cyklopen OI POLLOI – duisg! OILTANKER – blind OILTANKER – end of the rope OILTANKER – nightmare of life NO TOMORROW – liars NO TOMORROW – haunted dreams NO TOMORROW – never ending war APPALACHIAN TERROR UNIT – shocked shackled & hanged APPALACHIAN TERROR UNIT – the end of complacency APPALACHIAN TERROR UNIT – lost in the darkness APPALACHIAN TERROR UNIT – black sands CONSUMPTION – abandoned to desolation CONSUMPTION – the collapse CONSUMPTION – no pariah CONSUMPTION – consumption CONSUMPTION – dismantle WOLFBRIGADE – feed the flames WOLFBRIGADE – road to dreams WOLFBRIGADE – the curse of cain WOLFBRIGADE – from beyond WOLFBRIGADE – damned to madness WOLFBRIGADE – peace of mind LA ARMADA – cucharachas LA ARMADA – el credito es el anzuelo LA ARMADA – complice LA ARMADA – negaciones LA ARMADA – sangres MERV – toxic earth MERV – baptized of blood MERV – runes MERV – rotten depths of time DEVIATED INSTINCT – judas cancer
Coming from the frozen wastelands of Alberta, Canada comes a two-hour set of killer crust, peacepunk, thrash, UK82, squat punk, and assorted other sub-subgenres under the great ANARCHOPUNK umbrella. Doomed Society is hosted by PE columnist/reviewer Damien Inbred. Back in the day, PE used to host this show along with other killer podcasts under the PE Radio banner. When money got way too tight, PE Radio was dropped. Instead of throwing in the towel, Inbred found support from the online metal/punk radio station Brutal Existence. Now Doomed Society appears every Sunday afternoon at 4pm EST.
Since the roots of this show run deep with Profane, I decided to get the word out with help from the PE site. Every week, I’ll post the latest setlist, and a link to where you can download the most recent episode!
Oh, and if you happen to be in the Calgary area, check out the monthly Doomed Society DJ night I have over at Dickens Pub. It’s a few hours of some mild fun and cheap drinks.
And hey, I just aired the first episode of the new year, which just so happens to be the first part of my HOLY SHIT 2012 best-of episode!
KICKER – kick off KICKER – walking headache KICKER – i think you’re shit KICKER – innit KICKER – lager and chips HELLBASTARD – wolf song/arcadia DRESDEN – endless discontent DRESDEN – collateral damage DRESDEN – closed casket funeral PLAGUE DOGS – into the fire PLAGUE DOGS – failure to thrive PLAGUE DOGS – bastard land PLAGUE DOGS – ugly as fuck PLAGUE DOGS – lights out WAR//PLAGUE – corpse in my mouth WAR//PLAGUE – crusher WAR//PLAGUE – pack of 1000 wolves WAR//PLAGUE – earth & decay WAR//PLAGUE – the holy blood RAPE REVENGE – root of apathy RAPE REVENGE – lawful of shit RAPE REVENGE – all grown up RAPE REVENGE – illusion of property RAPE REVENGE – denounce them RAPE REVENGE – donor’s list RAPE REVENGE – herbivore DEVIATED INSTINCT – blunt instrument DEVIATED INSTINCT – architect of misery DEVIATED INSTINCT – thorn in your flesh DEVIATED INSTINCT – blandscape slavebait TRAGEDY – no cemetaries here TRAGEDY – close at hand TRAGEDY – the grim infinite TRAGEDY – darker days ahead ARCTIC FLOWERS – true words ARCTIC FLOWERS – procession ARCTIC FLOWERS – strange ports of call ARCTIC FLOWERS – the sleeping and the dead ARCTIC FLOWERS – the wrecking MISERY – progress (FLUX OF PINK INDIANS) [feat. al long]
I was planning a “clear my head” American trip for the spring. I was going through some shit, and realized that I needed to get on the road, see some friends, and hopefully rock out a couple times – just get away for a bit. Well, I was minding my own business, wasting time on the internet one evening a few months ago, and I received an email from Bitty of DRESDEN. “We’re going on tour in May. Want to come along and watch the distro/merch? Haul a bit of gear?” I thought about it for a couple seconds, and replied in the affirmative. The tour would take place in late May, and would focus on the Midwest and the East Coast.
Originally, I was only supposed to do the first week, as they were going to be meeting up with DEVIATED INSTINCT in New York, and share the van for the rest of the tour. There probably wasn’t going to be any room in the van for me, which was fine. I had plans to go down South anyway. Well, it turned out that there was room for me for the whole tour after all, and my plans down south sort of fell through. Funny how things work out, isn’t it? Anyway, I ended up doing the whole tour, lending my salesman and gear-haulin’ expertise to a bunch of sweethearts for two weeks. Killer.
This here’s a tale of love, death, deception, theft, rock, roll, Rick-rollin’, cheese curds, and general bad-assiness.
I was assigned to write a piece on the Occupy movement, to mark the six month anniversary of Occupy. I find myself conflicted here, because – like any global movement – there are so many mixed feelings, and conflicting opinions. On one hand, I’m super inspired by the history of the movement, and the fact that so many apathetic or apolitical folks are waking up to the ills of global capitalism. On the other hand, there are a lot of aspects of the movement which are totally fucked up and need to be commented on. I don’t want to appear to be bashing an entire movement, and yet I don’t want to gloss over some of the fucked up attitudes and alliances. These things need to be dissected. But first, for the uninitiated – some history.
In late summer of 2011, the leftist “culture jamming” magazine Adbusters put out a call for activists to occupy Wall Street on September 17th. Inspired by the Arab Spring uprisings which took hold over much of the Middle East earlier that year, the goal was to get people from all walks of life who had been affected by predatory capitalism to name and shame those responsible. While the initial protest was centered on New York as the center of American capitalism, it was quite clear that the social ills of the capitalist system existed everywhere in the country… not to mention in virtually every other first world capitalist nation. As the OWS encampment in Zuccotti Park grew in size and attracted more and more repression from New York’s finest, the mainstream media and representatives of the “left” half of the national corporate party (er, the Democrats) started paying attention. On one hand, the majority of the press condemned and mocked the movement (with a couple of notable exceptions), while the Democrats and their opportunist hacks attempted to co-opt the movement.