Thursday, February 28, 2013

Top 10 - February 2013

1.       DAMAGE "Weapons of Mass Destruction" CD (Gaphals)
2.       PURITY CONTROL "Coping" EP (High Anxiety)
3.       FORWARD "War Nuke and Death Sentence" LP (Prank)
4.       BRISTLES, THE "Bigger Than Punk" CD (Heptown / Noise of Sweden)
5.       INSTINTO LP (Hysterical / Angry Voice / Grito o Muere / Mass Productions / Svodoba)
6.       FEJLFIX "Ensom Blandt Mennesker" EP (Spaghetti Cassetti / Pop & Sandals)
7.       ROYAL RED BRIGADE "Give into the violence" CD (Self-Released)
8.       NAPALM HEARTS "Freedom is" EP (Helta Skelta)
9.       AGITATED "Gender Issues" EP (Helta Skelta)
10.    KRIGSKONTRAST "Prostituerad Natur" EP (Not Enough / Halvfabrikat)

* GAPHALS c/o Lindecrantz / Valkebog. 14c / 58248 Linkoping / Sweden / /
* PRANK RECORDS – P.O. Box 410892 / San Francisco, CA / 94141-0892 / USA /
* HELTA SKELTA RECORDS – c/o Kyle Gleadell / 115 Gilbertson Road / Kardinya, WA / Australia /
* NOT ENOUGH RECORDS – // HALVFABRIKAT – Ringvagen 18B / S-532 72 Axvall / Sweden /

Monday, February 25, 2013

Radio - Sunday, February 24th, 2013

Here is the download for this week's show. The intro to the Culture Shock song made us forego our regular Mr Roger's introduction. The Culture Shock song comes from the band's first demo made available through the discography collection named "Everything".

CULTURE SHOCK - No Chance in a Million (Bluurg)

Last week we did the Top 10 for January and it was a month late so I thought we would be on ball with February's list.
KRIGSKONTRAST – Konfrontera (Not Enough / Halvfabrikat)
AGITATED - I need my fix (Helta Skelta)
NAPALM HEARTS – Expletive deleted (Helta Skelta)
ROYAL RED BRIGADE – Sickness (Self-Released) (Bandcamp)
FEJLFIX – Last inde (Spaghetti Cassetti / Pop & Sandals)
INSTINTO – Monstruos (Hysterical / Angry Voice / Grito o Muere / Mass Productions / Svodoba)
THE BRISTLES - Holiday in Thailand (Heptown / Noise of Sweden)
FORWARD – War and Death Sentence (Prank)
PURITY CONTROL – Walking Distance (High Anxiety)
DAMAGE – Time Flies (Gaphals)

Music from Belgium and Norway amidst a world premier of the Bad Skin single played from a test pressing. There is an intersting tie in to the FLQs show coming up and Steve Leckie's ongoing health problems. We hope you do better with this treatment Steve.
RAXOLA - 84 Man (Radio Heartbeat)
AKUTT INNLEGGELSE - De Dode Vakner (BCT / Schizophrenic)
THE EAT - Silly Drug Song (Redrum)
BAD SKIN - Flame Job (Bad Vibrations)
VILETONES - Little Girl (Other Peoples Music)
RED KROSS - Standing (Posh Boy)

Here is a set of women in the comtpemprary punk scene.
NUCLEAR BLAST SUNTAN - Stampede / Death Ride (Aborted Society)VENGEANCE - You Breathe (Self-Released)
CHEAP ART - No More Hiding (Self-Released)
CURMUDGEON - Infallible (To Live a Lie)
NECKLACING - Disease (Self-Released)
RAT STORM - Flex your heart (Reality is a cult)
MOMS ON METH - History repeats itself (Offside)
BRIDGE - Red Hands (Self-Released)

This set was put togeither based on the posthumous Heratys release. We tried to play some bands that raged as hard with new releases.
CRUCIAL SECTION - Geriatric Union (Crew for Life)
ENDLESS GRINNING SKULLS - Bullshit Defender (Viral Age)
HERATYS - Kaikkitannehetinyt (La Familia)
DESPERAT - Bandlogga (Beach Impediment Records)
BORN UGLYS - Exposer (Prank)

WILD CHILD - Genie (Fashionable Idiots)
LEPERS - Flipout (Drome)
BLACK RAINBOW - Broomfields (Thrillhouse)
GUILTY RAZORS - I don't wanna be rich (Redrum)
TYRANNA - Back Off Baby (Boppa Do Down)
ZEROS - Don't push me around (Bomp)

RIOT SQUAD - In the future (Captain Oi!)
FROM ASHES RISE - Rejoice the end (Southern Lord)
ATTACK SS - Ideal future (Distort Reality)
DIR YASSIN - Oza forgotten place (Tofu Gorilla)
CERVIX - Death Culture (Video Disease)
ITANSHA - Isolation (Life Sucker)
DEFORMITY - Force Fed (Self-Released)

A set of Finnish hardcore
VARIX - Decay (Self-Released)
DESTRUCTION - Keno (Hardcore Holocaust)
FUCKING FINLAND - Loputon Sota (Turun Palo)
KONTALON LAPSET - Senkijajenkka (Self-Released)
VARAUS - Vasynyt Noyrtynaan (Feral Ward)

The demo feature is a great new band from Halifax featuring members of Genetic Angry and Concrete Asylum among others. You can find the demo at
GRUMP - Imminent Premontion (Self-Released)
GRUMP - Devil's Agenda (Self-Released)
GRUMP - Empty Lungs (Self-Released)
GRUMP - Lethal Threshold (Self-Released)
GRUMP - SPQR (Tribal Hangover) (Self-Released)

DISSENSION - Blackout (Bad Idea Music)

Monday, February 18, 2013

Radio - Sunday, February 17th, 2013

You can download this show, which started off with a cover of the cartoon theme "Roadrunner". 

BLOODY HELLS – Roadrunner (Self-Released)

We started back in with a look at the best releases to come out in January 2013.
PROTESTANT – Jan Palach (Chaos Rurale / Halo of Flies)
BETTER TIMES – Powder Keg (Commitment)
MARCEL DUCHAMP - Eucaristia (Maspunk / Les nain aussi / Vaillent Fred)
DISHONOURABLE DISCHARGE – Nightmare Visions / Can Peace Exist? (Vex)
TERVEET KADET – Naulattu (Kamaset Levyt)
HAISTELIJAT – Annelia (Joteskii Grotteskii / Nuuhkaja)
LIFECHAIN – 1513 (Financial Ruin)
D-CLONE – M.K.P.F. (540)
HASSLER – Nothing for Nothing (Schizophrenic)

TEENAGE X - Chelsea Horror Hotel (Beav's)
COLD WARPS - Slimer (Self-Released)
ATTENTION! - When life hands you lemmings (Self-Released)
WHITE WIRES - Pogo til I puke tonight (Ugly Pop)
THE PEOPLE'S TEMPLE - Make you understand (Hozac)

RED CROSS - Annette's got the hits (Posh Boy)
WARSONG - Feel the Darkness (Doomtown)
VORKRIEGSJUGEND - Diebombe (Todd Pogos)
VAARINKASITYS - Julma Koulem (Kamaset Levyt)
KANGRENA - La Cabra (Self-Released)

PREGNANCY SCARES – Point Forty Four (Deranged)
BILL BONDSMEN - Things Fall Apart (Self-Released)
TOTAL TRASH – The Last Man (Deranged)
COMA – Burden (Self-Released)
IRON FIST – For the Patrol (Self-Released)
RIOTS – We’re all slaves (Self-Released)

PAINTBOX - Crty Baby (Ugly Pop / HG Fact)
ECONOCHRIST - More to this life (Very Small)
NOMIND - Checking the Obituaries (Lone Wolf)
PAGANS - Multiple Personalities (Treehouse)
IDLE MINDS - Gin and Death (Hozac)

STOIC VIOLENCE - Fight them all / Wretched Existence (Katorga Works)
JUMP OFF A BUILDING - Left Out (Self-Released)
FINNISTERRE - Nights of Fear (Self-Released)
DISEASE - Another Nuclear Age (Self-Released)
INCRUST - Time to Act (Self-Released)
DEEF - War (Mass)
BRUDTE LEFTER - Ung, dom and desperat (Gummopunx)
BIRTH DEFORMITIES - Feel like shit (Cowabunga)
BRUTAL KNIGHTS - Doggy Style (Deranged)
URBAN BLIGHT - War (Slasher)
RAH - Don't Mean Much (Climbin' Aboard)
KOSZMAR - I na co? (Self-Released)

Tonight's demo feature is from Halifax. I learned about them from Jon Sharron of Hassler. I was speaking with him about the artist who did the artwork for the cover of the "Asphyxiate" ep and he plays in Abject Pax. He also plays in Concrete Asylum. You can find the Abject Pax demo at bandcamp.

ABJECT PAX - Untitled (Self-Released)
ABJECT PAX - Weakness (Self-Released)
ABJECT PAX - Abject Pax (Self-Released)
ABJECT PAX - Ratzinger (Self-Released)
ABJECT PAX - Burial Rites (Self-Released)
ABJECT PAX - Science Fiction (Self-Released)
ABJECT PAX - Parody (Self-Released)

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Monday, February 11, 2013

Radio - Sunday, February 10th, 2013

Download the show

ABYSS - Coven of the Blood Stalker (Dark Descent)

This first set starts out with this great new power violence/fastcore band from Dortmund, Germany. Asta Kask's 12" was just re-issued by Prank and is the most sold release, but the cover of the band knee deep in snow struck me as Toronto is knee deep in snow. CITIZENS PATROL do a SEEIN' RED cover, which is one of their few songs in Dutch. The SNIFFIN' GLUE song is inspired by the Carnival parades and a story I saw in the news about an injury today in Rio. And I bookened the set with another cover this time by GOVERNMENT FLU doing a cover of an old Polish band named ABBADON who just had an LP re-released by Warsaw Pact.

DIE EULE IM BART DES JUDAS - Asphalt Affe (Spastic Fantastic)
ASTA KASK - Den Enes Brod (Prank)
CITIZENS PATROL -Diktatuur van de wekker (Way Back When / Spastic Fantastic / Too Circle) - Seein Red cover
SNIFFING GLUE - Masquerade (Searching for Fame)

Studio 3 session
I saw ABYSS two years ago opening up for BASTARD NOISE. I have been talking to Rob about trying to get them in to record a set. ABYSS feature members of COLUMN OF HEAVEN and PURITY CONTROL and a former member of LEGION666. ABYSS are a five piece grind band that take themes of splatter-core and apply it to evolutionary theory. This is what they are working on as a follow up to "Accursed Followers and "The Reins of Horror". The devolution has begun. Here is the set during the Abyss interview.
ABYSS - Interview (CIUT)
ABYSS - Die Burning (CIUT)
ABYSS - Interview (CIUT)
ABYSS - Purity Negation (CIUT)
ABYSS - Interview (CIUT)
ABYSS - Napalm Death (CIUT)
ABYSS - Interview (CIUT)
ABYSS - The Final Blood Bath (Self-Released)
ABYSS - Interview (CIUT)
ABYSS - Sickening Prophecies (CIUT)
ABYSS - Interview (CIUT)
ABYSS - When death mates with life (CIUT)
ABYSS - Interview (CIUT)
ABYSS - Heretical Anatomy (CIUT)
ABYSS - Interview (CIUT)
ABYSS - Splatterhouse (Dark Descent)
ABYSS - Interview (CIUT)
ABYSS - Rotting from without (CIUT)
ABYSS - Interview (CIUT)
ABYSS - Blood Urges (CIUT)
ABYSS - Interview (CIUT)
ABYSS - Flesh cult (CIUT)

LAMA - Paskaa (Johanna)
MECHT MENSCH - Land of the Brave (Bone Air)
NIHILISTICS - You're to Blame (Brain Eater)
THE SCROUNGERS - Fuck Right Off (Self-Released)

DIE HARD - Waiting (Self-Released)
CHAIN REACTION - No Way Out (Belfogor)

BASTARDS - Kapiaiset (Propaganda)

YLIVULLAN ORJAT - Ylivalloi Orja (Self-Released)
BED BOYS - Violanzano (Suomi di pace)
ATTENTAT - Ge Fan I Mej (Rykkran)

It has been 9 years since FORWARD's last full length and this one seems particularly inspired by the events in Fukushima. There was a recent interview in MRR with FORWARD that also makes sense out of the Japanese scene in its heyday. That was followed up by North America's answer to a burning spirits band NIGHTBRINGER. We played the song with a French title. That was followed up by two Japanese bands that were just in North America D-CLONE and ZYANOSE.

FORWARD - Resist (Prank)
NIGHTBRINGER - Au Revoir (High Anxiety)
D-CLONE - Living in Chaos (540)
ZYANOSE - Slack Time (540)

The demo feature is a new straight edge band from Glasgow with a sense of humour in the spirit of Nation of Finks. The band features former members of ATOMGEVITTER. Some of the highlights for me are the four second tribute to COCKNEY REJECTS' "East End" in "Crouchy" and the same sort of tribute to GO! with "G.G.G.G." One letter short from a cover. The rest are originals and can be found at

xSAXONx - In the Night (Self-Released)
xSAXONx - Fair Trade (Self-Released)
xSAXONx - Religious Fraud (Self-Released)
xSAXONx - Diamonds and Crust (Self-Released)
xSAXONx - Breaking the Edge (Self-Released)
xSAXONx - Crouchy (Self-Released)
xSAXONx - Take it Back (Self-Released)
xSAXONx - G.G.G.G. (Self-Released)
xSAXONx - Screaming for Breakfast (Self-Released)
xSAXONx - Defenders of the Faith (Self-Released)
xSAXONx - Power and the Glory (Self-Released)

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Flyer - Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Abyss studio 3 session

It was a cold night and the band was waiting for me in the parking strip that is known as 89.5 Tower Road. I know Rob because we were roomates and I know Dave from Rammer and Column of Heaven. But Ethan, Junior, and Max were new. I had seen Max play with Purity Control at the recent Not Dead Yet and they were incredible. Ethan had made a joke with his band and the song "Purity Negation" below. Anyway, tonight was the realization of trying to get Abyss to CIUT since I had first seen them in their opening slot for Bastard Noise two years ago. The band has recorded two cassettes worth of material since then and is working on a full length. This was a good chance to catch them becuase the conceptual ideas of working themselves out. Some of these song titles are working titles but here is a sneak peak at their next release.....

1. Die Burning
2. Napalm Death
3. Purity Negation
4. Sickening Prophecies

5. When death mates with life
6. Blood Urges

7. Flesh Cult
8. Heretical Anatomy
9. Rotting from Without
10. EXD ID

This session was also documented by video thanks to Aldo Erdic of Punks and Rockers. Below is a medley put together of some of the above mentioned songs....

Monday, February 4, 2013

Radio - Sunday, February 3rd, 2013

This is the program for Equalizing-X-Distort on Superbowl Sunday and I had just heard an interview with Malcolm Gladwell equating the NFL to a bloodsport with regards to dementia so I started out with 7 Seconds "I Hate Sports", for which the lyrics of the song start out "I hate football games".

In Toronto, our Mayor is in the midst of his latest scandal, this one regarding election overspending, so we started off the show with bands that have written about the Rob Ford influence on this city.

Ivan starts out a set with a band from Mexico and also plays the Hygiene single which features a guy from the Toronto scene on vocals. He also gets the Feederz and the Comes and the Damned in a set.

Rob profiles the latest Ugly Pop garage series releases. Bands like A Passing Fancy and Northwest Company.

There was a second setbased around current events but more of an international nature looking at the Superbowl, the Idle No More protest at Lansdowne and Dupont, The escalating war in Syria, and the tech stories with RIM and Twitter. It is my version of "Riffing the News".

D'Arcy did a set of hard hitting hardcore.

Ivan did a second setof classics, this time playing Systematic Death and Icons of Filth and the Chiefs.

Rob did a set with Steel Pole Bathtub covering Cheap Trick.

7 SECONDS - I Hate Sports (To the Positive Youth)

DIRECT APPROACH - Unaffordable (Self-Released)
WASTOIDS - My Toronto (Self-Released)
SCHOOL JERKS - Problems (Bad Vibrations / Grave Mistake)
HASSLER - Pig Pen (Schizophrenic)
VIOLENT FUTURE - Government Takeover (Self-Released)
URBAN BLIGHT - Cut Back (Slasher)

LOS MONJOS - Los Margaritos - Canibalismo en Africa (Cintaspete)
URINALS - I'm a Bug (Bootleg)
HYGIENE - L'Hygiene (Sorry State)
THE COMES - Wa-Ka-Me (Bootleg)
UK SUBS - C.I.D. (Cherry Red)
DAMNED - Machine Gun Etiquette (Chiswick)

POW WOWS - Killing Me (Get Hip)
IN-SECT - I can see my love (Ugly Pop)
NORTHWEST COMPANY - Get Away from it all (Ugly Pop)
A PASSING FANCY - I'm Losing Tonight (Ugly Pop)
MASTER'S APPRENTICES - War or hands of time (Ugly Pop)

PROPAGANDHI - Superbowl Patriot XXXVI (G7 Welcoming Committee)
THE FALLOUT - Trail of Tears (Longshot)
ONE BLOOD - Indian Summer (Gern Blandsten)
CRASS - Major Generals Despair (Crass)
PICK YOUR SIDE - Plug in Generation (A389)

ARSON ANTHEM - Hammer them out
EVIL ARMY - Scum of the Earth
FINAL EXIT - Emptiness a virtue
LAST RITES - Out of on monts (Taang)

REPROBATES - Abandoned City (No Way)
SYSTEMATIC DEATH - Japanese title (Partners in Crime)
ICONS OF FILTH - Power for Power (Get Back)
CHIEFS - Tower 18 (Dr. Strange)
CHIN CHIN - World's Burning (Mississippi)
FATAL MICROBES - Beautiful Pictures (Crass)
WOMYNS PRYSYN - John Titor's Blues (Scavenger of Death)

STIKKY - The scene has suffered, part2 (Pintonium AG)
STEEL POLE BATHTUB - Surrender (Man's Ruin)
TV FREAKS - Pusher (Scion)
SUBWAY SECT - Ambition (Rough Trade)
SPASTICS - Cherry Pop (Rip Off)

LOST BOYS - Are you with me? (Still Holding On)
GARY - Hell's around the corner (Dan-Doh)
BLUE HEARTS - Japanese title (Meldac)

Demo Feature
A new raw-punk band from Toronto featuring former members of RAMMER, SAIGON DISTRESS SIGNAL, and CITY SWEETHEARTS.

ABSOLUT - Insane Power (Self-Released)
ABSOLUT - No Single Tear (Self-Released)
ABSOLUT - Dirty Grave (Self-Released)
ABSOLUT - Martyr Fuckoff (Self-Released)
ABSOLUT - No Card (Self-Released)
ABSOLUT - Thieves in Law (Self-Released)

You can hear the demo at or you can write the band at

Friday, February 1, 2013

Review - Soupcans "Good Feelings" LP

The Soupcans LP was reviewed in the February 2013 issue of MRR (#357). Telephone Explosion released the record.

Review - Royal Red Brigade "Give into the violence" CD

The Royal Red Brigade CD was reviewed in the February 2013 issue of MRR (#357). The band self-released the CD.

Review - Purity Control "Coping" ep

This is the second ep by Purity Control which was reviewed in the February 2013 issue of MRR (#357). High Anxiety released this single.

Review - IDNS "Indoctrinations" demo

This IDNS demo was reviewed in the February 2013 issue of MRR (#357). The band self-released the record.

Greg Graffin interview on CBC's Q magazine