Thursday, January 31, 2013

Top 10 - January 2013

1.       HASSLER “Asphyxiate” ep (Schizophrenic)
2.       D-CLONE “Creation and Destroy” LP (540)
3.       LIFECHAIN flexi (Financial Ruin)
4.       HAISTELIJAT “Pukkemielle” ep (Joteskii Grotteskii / Nuuhkaja)
5.       TERVEET KADET “Musta Hetki” LP (Kamaset Levyt)
6.       DISHONOURABLE DISCHARGE “Nightmare Visions” 12”  (Vex)
7.       MARCEL DUCHAMP “Contra Nosotros Mismos” LP (Maspunk / Les nain Aussi / Vaillent Fred)
8.       GOVERNMENT FLU “Holes” ep (Yama Dori)
9.       BETTER TIMES “Better Measures” ep (Commitment)
10.    PROTESTANT “Reclamation” 12” – Jan Palach (Chaos Rurale / Halo of Flies)

* SCHIZOPHRENIC RECORDS – 17W 4th Street / Hamilton, ON / L9C 3M2 / Canada  /
* 540 RECORDS – Dan Shook / 13625 Fletcher Regency Drive / Tampa, FL / 33613  / USA /
* KAMASET LEVYT RECORDS – Iisakintie 18 / 37560 Lempaala / Finland /
* VEX RECORDS – // DISHONOURABLE RECORD COMPANY - Postbaks 49 / Valerenga / 0626 Oslo / Norway
* MASAPUNK DISCOS – // LES NAINS AUSSI - Nicolas Retiere / 3 Alee des jonquiles / 44830 Bouaye / France / // VAILENT FRED - 43 rue Saint-Laurent / 38000 Grenoble / France
* YAMA DORI – Maciej Szymonowicz / P.O. Box 1373 / 20-950 Lablin 15 / Poland /
* COMMITMENT RECORDS – Ridderspoor 42 / 1689 TG Zwaag / the Netherlands /
* CHAOS RURALE RECORDS – 2226 route 112 / Stukely-Sud, Quebec / J0E 2J0 /

Absolut demo

Absolut has been around for a few years as an idea and a different line up that grew out of Saigon Distress Signal. The band has come together more recently in a more permanent line up. Chris on vocals and Vassil on drums were original members. They convinced Joel from Rammer to play guitar and Rich from Action to play bass. They all have been in punk bands, but this group veers in a sound that borrows from some influences which include Anti-Cimex from Sweden, Death Side from Japan, and Disorder from the UK. This is an incredible recording and you can download it from their bandcamp page at Above is the artwork from the demo.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Radio - Sunday, January 27th, 2013

This show features a live recording and interview with a new local band known as S.H.I.T. We recorded a session with them on Tuesday that you can download from this blog on a song by song basis. We were able to play lot so new punk and feature INfernoh in our demo feature. You can listen to the show on the player above or download the show as an MP3 file. Here is a list of songs to give you an idea of the show.

S.H.I.T. - New Song #4 (CIUT)

TEENAGE SOFTIES - Another working class rant (Meth Mouth)
THE COLA HEADS - Don't know shit (Self-Released)
GREMLINS - You live in a park (Meth Mouth)
FOSTER CARE - Fifth hand clap (JKSHK)
FLIP SHIT - End it all (Reel Time)
ANTI-SOCIAL CLUB - Accountable (Handsome Dan)

CRITICAL CONVICTIONS - Anxiete (Self-Released)
DRUG CULTURE - Prescribe (MMR)
S.R. - Choice (MMR)
THE SHORTS - Confused by the funk (Suspect Device)
ISOLATION - World's decline /Chameleon (Three Chords)

S.H.I.T. - Interview (CIUT)
S.H.I.T. - New Song #2 (CIUT)
S.H.I.T. - Interview (CIUT)
S.H.I.T. - Eraser (CIUT)
S.H.I.T. - Interview (CIUT)
S.H.I.T. - A Look at Tomorrow (CIUT)
S.H.I.T. - Interview (CIUT)
S.H.I.T. - Bondage (CIUT)
S.H.I.T. - Interview (CIUT)
S.H.I.T. - Regulator (CIUT)
S.H.I.T. - Interview (CIUT)
S.H.I.T. - Pay to Cum (CIUT)
S.H.I.T. - Interview (CIUT)
S.H.I.T. - Human Kindness (CIUT)
S.H.I.T. - Interview (CIUT)
S.H.I.T. - Muscle Mag (CIUT)
S.H.I.T. - Interview (CIUT)
S.H.I.T. - New Song #3 (CIUT)
S.H.I.T. - Interview (CIUT)
S.H.I.T. - Feeding Time (CIUT)
S.H.I.T. - Interview (CIUT)
S.H.I.T. - Mind Fuck / New Song #1 (CIUT)
S.H.I.T. - Bendy (CIUT)

CAREER SUICIDE - From the start (Deranged)
HAISTELIJAT - K. Palsa (Nuuhkaja)
PREGNANCY SCARE - Chemtrails (Self-Released)
MALE NURSES - G.I. Jock (Cowabunga)
SLUGZ - The hourglass (Cowabunga)
THE SLOWMOTIONS - Operation anagram (HG Fact)

THE NORMALS - Work to rule (Nachos)
DESKONOCIDOS - Controlados (540)
KICKS - Secret (540)

Demo Feature 
Infernoh are from the Malmo scene in Southern Sweden and feature former members of such great bands as SKITKIDZ, HERATYS, FY FAN and others. This became a band to play motorpunk for these guys. This demo is from 2011 and was written about in the interview in last month`s issue of MRR. You can write to the band for their demo at

INFERNOH - Gamdregel (Self-Released)
INFERNOH - Lange Leve Mig (Self-Released)
INFERNOH - Strida for vada (Self-Released)
INFERNOH - Inferno (Self-Released)
INFERNOH - Kyla (Self-Released)

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Friday, January 25, 2013

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

S.H.I.T. Studio 3 session

Winter returned on this night. We were recording this session after a snowstorm so wheeling an amp through snow becomes a thankless task. I had been looking forward to this session for sometime. The six song demo is incredible and I just saw them live opening up for Left for Dead. The singer Ryan sings with a delayed echo that gives a G.I.S.M. meets TERVEET KADET feel. Our sound engineer, Jon Hawkes was able to replicate that effect. This is matched by the sonic dissonance created by Greg's guitar. He does an amazing job of channeling early Gang of Four and Gloom in terms of the noise irritation. Brandon plays in a power violence band called Purity Control and he emphasizes parts of songs with movements to take you through it. And Jose, the singer turned drummer pounds out a primal beat that drives this whole ship. I got them to warm up with some covers to kill time so we are treated to a Couple of Bad Brains songs that the band learned for their Hallowe'en show. And the threw in "A Look at Tomorrow" for good measure. Here are the songs....

1. Pay to Cum
2. Regulator
3. A Look at Tomorrow
4. Mind Fuck / New Song #1
6. Human Kindness

7. Muscle Mag
8. New Song #2
9. Bondage
10. Bendy
11. New Song #3
12. Feeding Time
13. Eraser
14. New Song #4
15. EXD ID

17. Interview

Here is a video of a couple of songs shot by Aldo Erdic of Punks n Rockers. The songs found in this clip are "Mind Fuck", two new songs, "Erasure" and "New Fast" song.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Radio - Sunday, January 20th, 2013

This is Equalizing-X-Distort for Sunday January 20th, 2013. We started out with a set of Discharge inspired bands with some Japanese noise showing a new morphing sound in bands like D-Clone and Zyanose. Then we heard some classics with Husker Du and Middle Class. Then we heard some amped up garage with the Devil Dogs and the leather Uppers. Then we heard some great new bands like Hoy Pinoy and Sack-o-Woes. Then we heard a feature of Cowabunga Records with the Dry Humps and the Narcs. Then we heard Total Trash amongst some more classics. then we heard an ode to College rock with the Melvins and Garden Variety. Some more classics with AOF and the kids, which lead into our demo feature by Drunken Knights from Barrie. If the player isn't loading above click here to download the show as an MP3 file.

NO PROBLEM - What have I become (Debt Offensive)

VARUKERS - Soldier Boy (Captain Oi!)
BIRTH DEFORMITIES - Failed at Life (Cowabunga)
DISCHARGE - The Final Blood Bath (Captain Oi!)
D-CLONE - History of Error (540)
ZYANOSE - Hope for Future, we must Unite (540)
ISTERISMO - Catena di Avversione (540)
KROMOSOM - Shapeshifter (Holy Terror)

HUSKER DU - Real World (SST)
MIDDLE CLASS - You Belong (Friends Here)
CRIATURAS - Mentiras (Lengua Armada)
POISON GIRLS - Revenge (Xntrix)
KLEENEX - Hitch hike (Mississippi)
CRIME - Rock 'n roll Enemy (Swami)
EVEN WORSE - Everything (Roir)
THE VICTIMS - I'm flipped out over for you

TY SEGALL - You're the doctor (Drag City)
DEVIL DOGS - Back in the city (Crypt)
LEATHER UPPERS - Break my legs (Goner)
WOVEN BONES - Blind Conscience (Hozac)

HOY PINOY - Super Sudden Death Made (DIY Noise)
TOXIC REVOLUTION - Coffee Dissociation (TVS)
GONNA FALL HARD - No Hero (Don't Need)
GEWAPOD BETON - The way is paved (GSR)
EVOLZIJU - Izations (DHPak 47)
SACK-O-WOES - The man with Bogarts face (Looperecords)

DRY HUMP - Mein Herr (Cowabunga)
BROWN SUGAR - Easy Ridah (Cowabunga)
THE NARCS - Rat Bone (Cowabunga)
RATIONAL ANIMALS - Hating My Words (Cowabunga)
TH'INBRED - Dead Time (Bonzem)

THE DIODES - Jenny's in a sleep world (CBS)
SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES - Hong Kong Garden (Polydor)
VARUKERS - Soldier Boy (Varukers)
TOTAL TRASH - Hollow Eyes (Deranged)
ZLUELACARADA - Eumedio de todo (Lengua Armada)

REAGAN YOUTH - Degenerated (NRA)
HICKEY - El Farolito (1234 Go!)
MELVINS - Vile (Boner)
DELINQUENTS - Holidays (Self-Released)
GARDEN VARIETY - Fall In (Gern Blandsten)

THE KIDS - I Don't Care (Havoc)
ARTICLES OF FAITH - Up against the wall (Bitzcore)
D-CLONE - Wo Umalse Generation (540)
KOWARD - Sick of Dope (Total Fucker)

Demo Feature
DRUNKEN KNIGHTS - Loud and Rowdy (Self-Released)
DRUNKEN KNIGHTS - A Politkill Standby (Self-Released)
DRUNKEN KNIGHTS - Livin' in a Van (Self-Released)
DRUNKEN KNIGHTS - Best 4 Me (Self-Released)

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Flyer - Thursday, January 17th, 2013

LEFT FOR DEAD reunion show. This was a warmup for the A389 fest that LEFT FOR DEAD and PICK YOUR SIDE were supposed to play at.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Radio - Sunday, January 13th, 2013

Down in Baltimore next weekend there is a a389 Records Anniversary bash that LEFT FOR DEAD are playing. There is all this talk of a warm up show taking place somewhere in the city on Wednesday or Thursday so keep your ear to the ground. So we started out the show with a set that showcases bands at that fest. There is also a tribute to the film on the Boston scene called "All Ages". And the demo feature is a new local band called Valley Boys. Click the player above or download the MP3 file here.

LEFT FOR DEAD - Who d'you know? (No Idea)

a389 fest
INTEGRITY - No One (Victory)
VILIPEND - The last stand of the Hopeless Romantic (a389)
GEHENNA - Swarm (a389)
WEEKEND NACHOS - The fine art of bullshit (Deep Six)
SICK FIX - The Toll (a389)
DESPISE YOU - Tired of Trying (Theologian)
LACK OF INTEREST - What's Wrong (Slap-a-Ham)
PICK YOUR SIDE - This is not a Test (Regurgitated Semen)

THE FIX - Cos the Elite (Touch and Go)
EXECUTE - Japanese song title
ROCK 'N ROLL BITCHES - Broad Daylight (Ugly Pop)
TEENAGE HEAD -Little Boxes (IGM)
DEMICS - I wanna know (ready)
TESTORS -Time is mie (Windi-an)

BLOTTER - All dogs go to war (Self-Released)
BLOODKROW BUTCHER - Anti-You (Self-Released)
SELF ABUSE - Senseless Violence (Self-Released)
DIRTY WORK - Dirty Air (Self-Released)
PISSHEADS - Kill Hippie System (Self-Released)
SWINGBACK - On my way out (Self-Released)

CONDITION - Smouldering Wreckage (Man Decisive)
EFFLUXS - Final Injustice (Rust and Machine)
VITAMIN X - Burn em down (Havoc)
ASILE - Choisie demourir (Rust and Machine)

ESKOBURTO - Maldito Pais (Munster)
SCHOOL JERKS - Outcast (Grave Mistake / Bad Vibrations)
NERVOSAS - Incinerator (Meth Mouth)
DEAD KENNEDYS - Triumph of the Swill (Alternative Tentacles)

PAGANS - Don't leave me alone (Crypyt)
MINUTEMEN - Sell or be sold (SST)
GORILLA ANGREB - DeKommer ud om natten (Kick 'n Punch)
DICKS - Young Boys Feet (Alternative tentacles)
REAGAN YOUTH - New Aryans (New Red Archives)
GASRAG - Chernobyl (Self-Released)

KONTRA ATTAQUE - Respeto (Self-Released)
GUILTY BYSTANDERS - Hardcore Alphabet / It's Okay with my mom (Self-Released)
TRAGETELO - Tragelelo (Lengua Armada)

Tribute to All Ages
THE FREEZE - Boston not L.A. (Modern Method)
DYS - More than Fashion (X-Claim)
SSD - The Kids will have their say (X-Claim)
JERRY'S KIDS - I Don't Belong (Taang)
THE F.U.s - Green Beret (Lost and Found)
GANG GREEN - Have some Fun (Modern Method)
LAST RITES - Wasted Time (Taang)
ANTIDOTE - Something Must be Done (Hellbent)

JIMMY VAPID - Superman-Garbageman / Big in Toronto / Dollar Store Microphones (Surfin' Ki)
THE CAPITALIST KIDS - We are each ultimately along in the universe (Toxic pop)
TRANZMITORS - Concrete Deprtession (La Ti Da)

Demo Feature
VALLEY BOYS - Modern World (Self-Released)
VALLEY BOYS - Eyes on Fire (Self-Released)
VALLEY BOYS - Feeding Time (Self-Released)
VALLEY BOYS - Feel like shit (Self-Released)
VALLEY BOYS - Pills (Self-Released)
VALLEY BOYS - Rich Kids (Self-Released)
VALLEY BOYS - Side Effects (Self-Released)
VALLEY BOYS - Auto Pilot (Self-Released)

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Monday, January 7, 2013

Radio - Sunday. January 7th, 2013

This show was inspired by a feature in a weekly entertainment magazine known as Now. This past week they did a feature on the Best 50 albums by Torontonians. They had a punk singles list which made very little sense given the enormity of the period and the nubre of bands that have put out great things so we did our own list based on Generations of punk. We started off with the punk scene and then we did the hardcore scene. Then we looked at the 90's and the new milennium. Here are the respective lists in reverse order....

FUCKED UP - Generations (Slasher)

THE MODS - Reactions (Other Peoples Music)
CRASH KILLS 5 - Special School (Ugly Pop)
THE DIODES - Time Damage (Epic)
THE EXISTERS - Telex Love (Shy Anne)
BATTERED WIVES - Giddy (Pacemaker)
TYRANNA - Back off baby (Rave Up/Boppa Do Down)
ARSON - Coho Coho (Ugly Pop)
THE FITS - Bored of Education (No Exit)
THE UGLY - Baby you bug me (Other Peoples Music)
THE VILETONES - Screamin' Fist (Montreco)

ROCKTOPUS - E-Z Rider (Self-Released)
PHLEG CAMP - Clarify (Allied)
NOMIND - Worlds Apart (Lone Wolf)
SUDDEN IMPACT - Bent OK (Diabolic Force)
SONS OF ISHMAEL - Democracy (Self-Released)
HYPE - Overeact (Reuben Kincade)
NEGATIVE GAIN - Situation all fucked up (Pusmort)
YOUNG LIONS - Young Amerikkka (Schizophrenic)
DIRECT ACTION - Damn-Age (Bitz-Core)
YOUTH YOUTH YOUTH - Fire in the Rain (Fringe)

1990 - 2000
KILL CITY BUTCHERS - Sweet Death (Beer City)
DIRTY BIRD - Talk Shit (Self-Released)
CRISIS OF FAITH - Doctor of Death (Ragamuffin Soldier)
HOCKEY TEETH - Not so long ago (Self-Released)
BLUNDERMEN - 309 and Beyond (Self-Released)
POLITKILL INCORECT - God bless you Jimmy Bakker (T.O. Mohawk)
SUCKERPUNCH - Once a week (Self-Released)
MARILYN VITAMIN'S - Squeegee Girl (Underground Operations)
ARMED AND HAMMERED - Kill Again (Obese Records)
TEEN CRUD COMBO - Days of Yore (Deranged)

2000 - 2010
REPROBATES - Brainwashed (Self-Released)
HOSTAGE LIFE - Ginny Applejack and the Potato Sack Prom Dress (Underground Operations)
RAH - Time will Tell (Chex Ogilvie)
URBAN BLIGHT - What Can be Done (Slasher)
HAZARDOUS WASTE - Skateblock (Schizophrenic)
BRUTAL KNIGHTS - Do Nothing (Deranged)
TERMINAL STATE - I'm so terminal (Hate the 80s)
THE FALLOUT - Action Today (Longshot Music)
RUINATION - Hero / Suspect (Self-Released)
CAREER SUICIDE - Impact (Deranged)

It was D'Arcy's birthday so he played some of his favourite songs...

IDIOTS RULE - Berg Up (Hate)
WHITE CROSS - Nuke Attack (Zero Degree)
JANKY - Extinguisher (Hold Up)
SADO NATION - Fear of Failure (Mystic)
TREASON - Drop Out (R Radical)
RANDOMS - Let's get rid of New York (Dangerhouse)
M.I.A. - Turning into what you hate (Insane Industries)

RAT PACK - Tell me how (Mystic)
OUT OF ORDER - Concerned (Fartblossom)
CRUEL FACE - Our hate for fascists (Terrotten)
CRUCIAL SECTION - Do as you feel (625 Productions)

CIVIL TERROR - Jaded at 23 (Demonumania)
CURSED - Bloody Mary (Deathwish)
CURSED - Head of the baptist (Goodfellow)
CURSED - Antihero Resuscitation (Goodfellow)

Friday, January 4, 2013

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

MRR Review - Proxy demo

Another great band from Montreal in their infancy, captured in this capsule review in the latest MRR (#356).

MRR Review - White Wash "Bend" ep

This was reviewed in the January 2013 issue of MRR (#356). Sounds promising.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

MRR Reviews - Protestant "Reclamation" 12"

This was reviewed in the January 2013 issue of MRR (#356), the same issue that y the band which is also worth reading. I put this up here because Chaos Rurale is a great label out of Quebec that has also released great bands like Dekoder and the Facials.

MRR Review - Total Trash "Josef K" ep

I don't agree with this review, but it comes from MRR, the January 2013 issue (#356).

MRR Review - Pregnancy Scares "Facelift" ep

Pregnancy Scares from Ottawa get reviewed in the January 2013 issue of MRR (#356). You can get a copy of the single through Deranged Records.

MRR Review - Masters Apprentices "Undecided / Wars or Hands of Time" 45

This Masters Apprentices 45 was reviewed in the January 2013 issue of MRR (#356). This is part of a series of garage rock 45's from Australia being re-issued by Ugly Pop.

MRR Review - The In-Sect "I can see my love / Over under sideways down" 45

This was reviewed in the January 2013 issue of MRR (#356). This is part of an ongoing re-issue series that Ugly Pop has been involved in. The In-Sect is part of the recent focus on garage rock bands from Australia.

MRR Review - Hassler "Asphyxiate" ep

This review appeared in the January 2013 issue of MRR (#356). The very same issue where the zine co-ordinator, Mariam Bastani, wrote "The Hassler Asphyxiate ep is un-ficking-real. The record is stupid good. If you to like hardcore violent, then you should love

this." It's high praise and I happen to agree with her about how great this record is. Write Schizophrenic for it.

MRR Review - Bloody Hells "Why hasn't anyone killed you?" CD

The Bloody Hells are from Calgary. They were reviewed in the January 2013 issue of MRR (#356).

MRR Review - Archagathus split

This split was reviewed in MRR #356, which came out in January 2013.

If in barbed wire things can bloom, why can't I?

Tara Bursey, the fantastic artist who does all the great School Jerks covers, did a full page drawing for the January issue of MRR (#356). She was telling me that this is the first time MRR has offered up a page for punk artist. They have done some things in the past, but hopefully this will become a regular feature. Tara's drawing is based on a famous photo taken by Arthur Fellig who was a photojournalist more commonly known as Weegee, a phonetic interpretation of ouija which was given him for his ability to show up at the scene of a crime within minutes of it being reported. Weegee's subject matter mostly focused on urban life, crime, injury and death found in his native New York City. This drawing is based on a photo known as Their First Murder and the caption is taken from a poem writtne by a child in a concentration camp. Tara has brought the two together to create a piece expressing an inspiring message about building an ideal world and is best expressed on Tara's blog.