Crusty anarcho-punk lifers Against Empire recently released their third full-length, entitled 'Thieves And Leeches', on venerable label Profane Existence. Fans of d-beat, metalpunk, and brainy anarcho-crust like Aus Rotten, Born/Dead, and Dogsholylife (with whom AE share several members), get stoked!
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"BLACKOUT are amongst our favorite local bands, playing some of the most intense old-school punk rock to be heard anywhere in the world. With ASSRASH’s Gooch and Collin from FALLEN GRACES heading up a twin guitar attack, and a rhythm section comprises of PROVOKED’s Joe on Drums and Grant on Bass, BLACKOUT stacks the deck with some of the most gifted musicians our community has to offer. Musically this band pounds out the punk tuneage with a guitar heavy and gruff vocal style of POISON IDEA and the kind of rockin’ riffs that made ASSRASH so awesome." - Profane Existence
Arising fromt he ashes of London’s SUICIDAL SUPERMARKET TROLLEYS and NYC’s DISTRAUGHT comes THOUGHT CRIME. Eleven-songs of classic CONFLICT-type anarcho punk that’s as “in your face” as it is catchy and a guest appearance by none other than CRASS/CONFLICT vocalist Steve Ignorant on several songs. Originally released on CD in spring of 2004, it was immediately doomed to obscurity, when their label, Tribal War Records, ceased operations. Profane Existence also plans to re-issue the CD once the original pressing of Tribal War discs are gone from circulation.
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Twenty eight political punk / hardcore bands from around the world have donated their best new material for what will be the one of the most impassioned, powerful, and overtly political releases in recent years. Featured are (mostly unreleased) tracks from: DAMAD (USA), AXIOM (USA), SCORNED (USA), ABUSO SONORO (Brazil), BROTHER INFERIOR (USA), REACT (USA), RECTIFY (UK), ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOR (USA), RESIST AND EXIST (USA), SIN DIOS (Spain), CALLOUSED (USA), FORCA MACABRA (Finland), WHOREHOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES (USA), HELLKRUSHER (UK), ARMISTICE (USA), ACURSED (Sweden), DOOM (UK), RESENT (USA), OPERATION (Sweden), SEEIN’ RED (Holland), LEGION OF DOOM (USA), CRESS (UK), EXTINCTION OF MANKIND (UK), THOSE POOR BASTARDS (USA), DISKONTO (Sweden), RIOT/CLONE (UK), SHARPVILLE (Finland), DIR YASSIN (Israel).
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Following directly on the heels of their 2007 debut LP, Minneapolis’ BLACKOUT deliver another dose of angst-ridden punk rock’n’roll madness. The music is powerful hardcore punk (read POISON IDEA) with a healthy dose of MOTÖRHEAD style metal. Lyrics are cut-to-the-bone observations about life on the ugly underside of society and are heavily influenced by classic American Blues music. BLACKOUT members have been part of the Profane Existence family for nearly two decades and include members of ASSRASH, PROVOKED, STILLBORN, PHALANX, etc. As with the previous album, this was recorded at the House of Misery Studio. Musically this album is heavier, better produced and orchestrated than their debut. Cover artwork by Yvette.
This tour-edition split CD that contains the tracks from APPALACHIAN TERROR UNIT's "Armageddon Won't Be Brought By the Gods..." EP and WARTORN's sold-out "Prey for Salvation" EP. A.T.U.'s sound has been compared to a modern day version of NAUSEA with crunching crust-core music and angry female vocals. WARTORN are made up from members of WORDS THAT BURN and CHOOSE YOUR POISON and play a brutally powerful take on Scandinavian crust: something like STATE OF FEAR meets WOLFBRIGADE. (Profane Existence)
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.
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RESIST were first among the wave of new anarcho-punk bands that swept over Portland, Oregon in the late 80's. During their brief existence they became a fixture of the local DIY / anarchopunk movement and released several records before personal problems tore the band apart in 1994. During their brief time together RESIST released their self-titled debut EP, The Only Solution... LP, a pair of split EPs with DISRUPT and DEPRIVED, and finally the Ignorance is Bliss LP on Profane Existence Records. During their time they were considered one of the foremost activist bands of North America, even though they rarely played outside their home town. After the band split up, members of RESIST went on to form other bands such as GODLESS, DEFIANCE, SEVERED HEAD OF STATE, etc. This discography CD includes studio versions of all previously released RESIST tracks plus outtakes and live tracks. The recordings contained herein are completely remastered from the original recordings are sound the way they were originally intended to be. Aside from an extensive booklet of lyrics, photos, and flyers, there are also several video clips contained on each CD. A classic piece of North American anarcho-punk history finally given the attention it deserved.
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The long awaited split 7″ with APPALACHIAN TERROR UNIT (USA) and OI POLLOI (Scotland). Each band offers up three songs of rage-filled anarcho-punk which straddle the line between traditional punk rock and full on thrash metal. The packaging is in the traditional anarcho-punk fold out poster style and is being pressed on 100% recycled vinyl. There is also a European pressing available from Nikt Nic Nie Wie Records.
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This is yet another collection type of disc from this extremely long running crust punk act out of Minneapolis. In a sense it's almost like a reissue of the original "Who's the Fool... the Fool is Silence" CD pressing, but instead of tacking on the tracks from their split LP with SDS, the "Who's the Fool..." material is sandwiched between songs from the "Next Time" 7", the split 7" with Assrash, and a 1988 recording session that includes one unreleased track. Expect a pretty typical dose of high quality mid-90's crust with just the right amount of hardcore/punk and an atmospheric metal tinge - just check out the sweet clean intro and dark �n' dingy melodic undercurrent of "Who's the Fool" - that's my kind of crust right there!
“We Don’t Need Them” is the second full-length record from West Virginia punks Appalachian Terror Unit. ATU have become known throughout the years as being one of the most politically charged bands in the current punk scene. This new record is an all out attack on today’s society that takes ATU to a new level of intensity both lyrically and musically. The combination of the beautiful and thought provoking gatefold cover (with art designed by Stiv of War) along with the brilliant recording and mastering job by Jay Matheson at the Jam Room take this record even further.
Song subjects include the horrors of war, police brutality, destruction of the environment, rape culture, consumerism and much more. Expect a very heavy and much angrier approach from a band that has been around the block and matured their sound. Seven raging new tunes including the epic fourteen and a half minute track“We Don’t Need Them”, a song that will one day be ranked among similar greats as the SUBHUMANS “From the Cradle to the Grave” and AUS ROTTEN “And Now Back to Our Programming”.
Profane Existence is proud to team up with crust punk/metal legends Amebix for the release of three classic Amebix tracks as redone by the current lineup: Rob (aka “The Baron), Stig, and Roy. This is Amebix played louder, tighter and more intense than you’ve ever heard them before. All tracks recorded and produced by Roy Mayorga, mastered by Rodney Mills and vinyl lacquors cut by Prairie Cat Mastering. Total running time is approximately 17 minutes and will be available on heavyweight black virgin 12” vinyl (with an embroidered Amebix patch + download card for sigital version), compact disc and via digital download. Vinyl / CD tracks are Arise, Winter, and Chain Reaction. The digital release includes the bonus track Progress to preview their upcoming live album and DVD release.
Someone requested this long long time ago, dude whoever you are, you got taste and sorry for this long lasting delayRez-Erection was the second ep of State of the Union and was released back in 1995 by Profane Existence in 3000 copies.
This band features former members of Misery, Destroy, Pissed, and Civil Disobedience playing straight up hardcore/punk apparently inspired by the 80's UK style (though it sounds a little different than that), with three vocalists (male and female) shouting over simple and moderately fast chord progressions with a few dirty lead lines.
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. We feel that those that would charge over exorbitant prices on eBay or Discogs have forgotten the message.
Extinction Of Mankind from England is the history of crust already.Formed in 1992, in the last 20 years they have toured with Wolfpack, Misery, Skitsystem among the others, have unleashed splits with Doom, Misery, Warcollapse and Phobia, plus 3 more singles and 3 full-lenghts.Their sound has always been unique, influenced equally by Amebix, Discharge and Antisect, through the years it has become more and more crushing with metal fills and a Venom + Celtic Frost vibe, reaching the peak on "Northern Scum", one of the most devastating crust albums ever.Originally recorded in 2006 it sees the light again on a limited vinyl press with improved layout for those who missed it.
The Swedish gods of crust break three years of silence to unleash a new masterpiece of epic proportions. Twelve brutal new songs that layer new realms of gutteral intensity to the traditional Swedish d-beat KÄNG of the likes of TÖTALITAR, KRIGSHOT, WOLFBRIGADE, etc. And of course there is plenty of the traditional WARCOLLAPSE sound that emphasizes mournful dirges, captivating guitar leads, and vocal style that is as primal as it is guttteral. If you are a fan of their previoues releases then this will certainly not disappoint – delivering all the goods than made WARCOLLAPSE a name among legends. Their previous titles include the Crust As Fuck Existence CD on Distortion Records, Divine Intoxications LP/CD on Mind Control, split EP’s with DISRUPT and EXTINCTION OF MANKIND and a number of other EP’s, a live 10″ and video, plus several compilation tracks. In addition to releasing this new record, WARCOLLAPSE are also planning to tour outside of Sweden for the first time in years. October 2007 will see them on a mini-tour of Italy and there is even serious talk of a small US tour for 2008.
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 mix of 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.
Deviated Instinct formed in 1984 and were a crucial pioneering band in the early British punk/metal scene. Along with bands like Antisect and The Amebix, Deviated Instinct’s music has influenced legions of bands and helped to define the sound we know today as “Crust”. This is their first new studio release in over 22 years. It’s everything fans have come to expect from Deviated Instinct and more. This album features four songs of epic proportions. Their sound on this record bridges the gap between d-beat style crust and heavy metallic doom. The songs are well thought out and skillfully played with top notch studio production. Includes a download card for a digital version plus extra bonus material. Profane Existence is proud to be apart of this release!
Crushing D-Beat Kångpunk behind a raw wall of distortion! 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!
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Here's the second EP from this newer band with some veteran members who've been involved with the likes of Civil Disobedience, Destroy, Misery, and Pissed, just so you know.
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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.Mastered by Brad Boatright @ Audiosiege
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