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Updated: 2018-04-16T07:39:55.416-04:00




Anyone that has followed this blog over the decade that its existed knows of my odd love of German 80's hardcore.  I was turned onto a lot of it by two Germans who spent time in SF hanging with my buddy Zoran and I in around 86-87.  After they left back to Germany I'd get random mixed tapes of obscure German hc in the mail.
This is one of those bands I was turned onto by these guys.  I had to work pretty hard to find the actual vinyl of it back then.
Pretty raging thrashy hardcore that at times remind me of the almighty Black Flag (check out the song Last Mistake).
Listening to this one brings back many happy memories.  Enjoy!

1.Right Now
2.Last Mistake
5.Your Scene
6.Don't Get Mad
7.Joy Boy
10.Dreams Of Pain
11.No Allegiance

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MONSTER X Live At CBGBs (1997)


A gig that happened around 20 years ago. I found this flyer and tape of both Spazz and Monster X while picking through some of my basement crap. The tape is a recording from the board.  This CBGBs show was insanely packed, with a very "diverse" crowd due to the strange line up.  One emo band would play and a bunch of kids from outside would run in while they played.  A more brutal band would play and the emo kids would go outside while the other kids came in.  Tyler King put this one on. I recall him talking to me as we were loading in about him getting a cease and desist letter from a lawyer from another Monster X band.  I laughed and told him we got those every month. Tyler ripped it up and obviously let us play. Some highlights for me were having Danny Lilker (Anthrax, SOD and Brutal Truth) come up to me after our set and tell me how much he dug us and loved the cover of straight ahead that we did. Also meeting Timojhen Mark face to face and him telling me that he flew out to see us from Cali. Listening to Chris Kellys between song banter ragging on all the emo bands playing.  Hilarious... It sure was a strange line up.  I would love to see the MX set come out as a live LP.  Get at me if you have interest i n putting it out. Someday I'll post the Spazz set.
Set is separated into 2 sides, both sides are larger wav files 

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THE GUNS-The Guns Dbl LP


Hands down the greatest Cleveland punk/hardcore band of all time in my opinion.  I was introduced to their sound by my buddy Wedge in the 90s.  Wedge lives in the Cleveland area and was a founding member of 9 Shocks Terror (and numerous other bands).  Dude would always bring me surprise tapes of bands I'd never heard on our mini tours or weekend gigs we'd play together.
The band started off as a two piece, then later joined up with others to make them a legit force to be reckoned with.  This features everything... 43 songs.  "Outta Glue", "Kill Preps" etc. Don't sleep on this one. 

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I rarely post newer stuff on this blog, but this 7" is godly and deserves attention.  You love Infest?  Well then you need this 7".  It features members of Infest basically sounding just like Infest.  Haven't ever heard Infest?  Do you live under a rock?  One of my top 20 hardcore bands of all times.  I have never been stoked on them doing reunion shows... but this I can get behind. Fierce Hardcore powerviolence destroys side A, while Side B is a longer instrumental tune that sorta reminds me of Sick-O.   Enjoy!

The COMES ‎– Live 1982-1984 2 x CD


The Comes are by far one of my top 5 favorite Japanese hardcore bands ever. They were involved in the early wave of Japanese hardcore (Lipcream, Gauze, Gism, etc).  I am in love with the "No Side LP".  These guys were fronted by a punk as fuck female (a rarity in those days).  Chitose who sang went on to sing in a few metal bands after the Comes broke up (Virgin Rocks, The Wretched).  Pretty sure the drummer went on to play in Gastunk.  There are a shit tons of  songs on this disc.  Its live... but I still love it.  The band only had two proper releases, so this is like a dream come true.
CD 1:
01-14: Recorded live at MEGURO ROKUMEIKAN 1983
15-20: Recorded live at SHIBUYA YANEURA 1984

CD 2:
01-14 & 18-24 Recorded live at 目黒鹿鳴館 1983
15-17 Recorded live at SHINJUKU JAM 1982

NO LABELS- Society's Problem CD 1982-1983


This CD has a whopping 47 songs on it, way to many for me to list.   It consists of the Raleigh, North Carolina bands 1982 Jane Doe demo, a bunch of compilation tracks, and a live set.  Total nerdum for hardcore freaks.  For those unfamiliar No Labels were pre C.O.C. (Woody on Bass, and Reed on Drums).  I had only ever heard a few of the bands comp tracks, and then later on the No Core stuff.  This was a beautiful time for hardcore.  I was still a metal head when this band existed, and didn't start gravitating towards stuff like this until maybe 1984. The band was infamous for their war on Ian Mackaye and the D.C. Straight edge scene. Enjoy the rage!

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MONSTER X- Live at WRPI (1996)


1.Massada/Will To Die
2.We'll Make More
3.The Machine
4.The Gift
5.Your Mistake
6.Battle Fatigue
7.Poisinous Solution
8.Take A Walk
9.Frustrated Existence
10.No Need/Leap Of Faith
11.It's Time/Shorty

Back in the 90's my buddy and band mate (from Devoid Of Faith) Jim MacNaughton did a radio show on WRPI in Troy NY.  He also helped to book punk hardcore bands to play live on the air to a room full of friends and supporters.  It was a cool little thing the folks at the station would let Jim do.  It was mainly Jim, this guy Bob Curry who did sound, and a Japanese girl who went to school there named Akimia.  I saw so many cool shows there by the likes of Oi Polloi, the Gaia, 9 Shocks Terror, Los Crudos and endless other bands.  Both the bands I was playing in at the time were lucky enough to get to play some of these gigs. 
This is a recording of a set that my old band Monster X did at the station.  There were probably ten people there to watch us.  I think the recording came out great (although the bass guitar is way to low).  We actually released the recording on cassette limited to somewhere between 25-50 copies.  Enjoy!

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DYOXEN- Apocalyptic Dreams Demo (1987)


Killer obscure thrash metal from Montreal Canada.  They were a three piece on this demo, pretty sure these guys only put out an LP after this demo as a four piece.  I recently heard that one of the members was recently murdered.  Enjoy.

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NO THANKS-Live At CBGB's (1983)


1.Surfin Ave, A
3.Disgusting Fools
4.Office Jerk/Rat Cheese
5.Happy Under The Sea
6.Little Minds
9.Question The Revolution
10.Fuck Everything
Cool eighties political punk/hardcore from NYC. I got this from the bands Singer Donna Damage many years ago.  Its a live show from 1983 at the infamous CBGBs.  The live sets by them are never as great as the demo or the 7" ep, but still cool to listen to.  Enjoy!

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ECONOCHRIST-Complete Discography (1988-1993)


I've been to a lot of really insane shows in my day, but this one was a top ten as far as the craziness factor goes.Back in 1989 I had just moved back to Albany NY from the Bay Area.  A few friends from Albany and myself had decided to fly to the Bay Area for the Last Christ On Parade show which was being held at Gilman St.  This was just a few days after that Big Earthquake that erupted and disturbed the World series and life in that area.The Show was billed to be Christ On Parade, Neurosis, Econochrist, Nuclear Roach, and Steel Pole Bath Tub.My friends and I had arrived early at the club to hang out, catch up and have fun.  The show started to get really packed.  It was hard not to notice that much of the crowd were Skinheads.  These weren't your regular run of the mill skinheads either.  These were San Jose Hispanic Skinheads. These guys had a reputation for being just as racist and fucked up as as your regular run of the mill white power skinheads.  The Bay Area punks had been bullied by these kinds of jokers for years, and things soon started to escalate as more of these boneheads arrived to the show.  They started picking on people, saying racist shit and getting physical like they always had in the past at other venues.  The difference was that at Gilman Street warehouse we usually felt safe, and we outnumbered these clowns.  After Steel pole Bathtub and Nuclear Roach played the mighty Econochrist took the stage.  Within minutes the skins were sieg heiling the band at the front of the stage.  There were at least 50 of these guys acting out like Nazis.  Econochrist finally stopped playing and Ben who was the vocalist of the band started yelling at these mongoloids about what they were doing.  Suddenly a stocky skinhead girl jumped out of the crowd, and onto the stage where she started hitting Ben who was still mocking the skins over the microphone.  One of the friends I was with whose name is Roger Vandusen pulled her off the stage by her leg and as she fell onto the floor he started kicking her (other punks joined in on the kicking).  This started the riot!  All of the sudden 50 skins were attacking people in the crowd, assaulting my friend Roger, and just going ballistic on people.  By some miracle the punks were some how able to push the skins out of the club and everything spilled out into the streets of Oakland where there were even more skinheads who hadn't paid to get into the show (they were drinking and stuff).  Fists were now flying on the streets, boots were kicking, and sneakers were running.  Shit really got out of control and very bloody.  Most the punks had run back into the club while the skins were trying to get back in or beating up on random people. These random people were either in the wrong place at the wrong time, or had gotten locked out of the club along with the skins.  After a long time some ambulances and police finally arrived.  A few people were arrested, and some others were taken to the hospital. Christ On Parade who I'd flown out to see didn't get to play their last show.  Pretty positive Neurosis didn't get to play either (I think they were slated to play after Econochrist, but I could be wrong).  To this day I'm still not sure C.O.P. ever got to play a last show.When things eventually settled down we somehow ended up back at a punk house where Ben Econochrist was either hanging out at or living.  I started talking to him about the incident, and eventually played him audio I had recorded from the show on a walkman (or whatever I used back then).  We sat there in aw, laughing in disbelief.  Unfortunately I can't find that live tape anywhere.  I probably ended up recording a really bad hardcore [...]

TURMOIL Demo Tape (1990)


1. Brutal Agony
2. Infernal Psychosis
3. Judgement
4. Worthless Soul

This band was from the Bay Area and was originally called Apocalyptic Judgement (I liked that name better, so brutal).  The band featured a buddy and ex band mate of mine named Zoran Theodorovic.  Zoran Played guitar with me in the Romper Room Rejects, and then did this band (singing) after we broke up.  Turmoil also featured Ken Sovari who was the second Autopsy bass player.  Ken played on the 1988 "critical mass" demo.  Turmoil existed from between 1988-91 and played loads of local metal shows.  Zoran is still active today in underground/extreme music.  Dudes been a bay area staple since 1985.  Enjoy!

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RINGWORM-Demo Tape (1991)


Love this stuff.  Its so dark & heavy, and is the perfect mixture of metal and hardcore.
I've been friends with some members from the Original lineup for years (thanks to Chris Pellow for this demo). I also have a live set on tape that I got from Chris as well that I'll hopefully upload someday.  Great Clevo hardcore with tons of Mosh, and some Slayer influence as well.  Albany mosh metal kids went crazy for this band back in the 90's.  They'd react by doing those windmills, and stupid karate kicks in the pit.  I could only stand there and wonder who the idiot was that invented that "dance move"... At any rate enjoy the tunes.

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BLOWHARD-Demo Tape (1992)


1.Beyond Hope Beyond Life2.When Enough Is Too Much3. Xenophobia4.God Offal5.Choice?6.Clones7.Childhood's End8.Face Facts9.To Yourself10.No Better11.A God Of Substance           Brutal Canadian thrashcore that has scores of UK 1980's thrash and Japanese core written all over it.  Harsh stuff indeed.  You know its gonna be good when there are 11 songs on the demo.My old bands Monster X and Devoid Of Faith Shared the stage with Blowhard in Toronto.  Straight ahead-non stop simple thrash with no frills.  Great dudes, great band.  Old friends Simon Harvey and Naomi turned me onto these gents, and they helped to set up the shows we played with them as well.  Re-listening to this brings back some keen memories of doing weekend gigs in Canada back in the early 90s... having to sneak our equipment and merch across the border was always a hassle, as we always ended up paying some fines or being detained or something.  I can't imagine how hard it is these days.  Enjoy the tunes!Share Blowhard - 32 MB[...]

RIP Brandon Ferrell (April 28, 1984-May 31, 2016)


This is terrible news. My heart goes out to his twins and his family.

I'm sure those of us that knew Brandon all have awesome thoughts of his past antics...Dude played in a kazillion bands that many folks saw or heard over the years.  Municipal Waste, Direct Control, Government Warning, Obsessor, Career Suicide, Wasted Time, etc.

I first met Brandon in Richmond VA. when he played drums in Municipal Waste and they opened for us on some stupid Das Oath tour long ago. After that I'd get instant messages from him all the time telling me to check out this or that band that he was in. Seeing if I had interest in putting out random records by his bands on my label, Asking to play Gloom Fest, etc.

A really fond memory I have of him is when I sold him a Corrupted Morals 7".. both of us gushing over how amazing and underrated we thought they were. A year later I went to see one of his bands with Career Suicide in Albany NY. Him and members of various other bands (Career Suicide, Direct Control etc) decided to play a covers gig on the spot (never practicing). Brandon asked me to pick my favorite CM song. I obviously picked "Peer pressure". He said ok, but you are singing it. I did. That was rad. He helped an old man relive his youth for a second. thanks buddy.  Rest easy and free. 

KIBA ‎– 魑魅魍魎 (1999) CD


More fierce sounding Japanese hardcore from this band that formed in the 1990's.  This is the bands first full length.  I'm pretty sure they are still active, and have put out several other releases since then.  Pounding break neck thrash with wailing solos is what this bands sound is all about.  I never tire of bands like this, and Bastard.  Sounds like this will always keep me attracted to this style of HC.  Enjoy!

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DESECRATION-Who's In Control 7" (1988)


Okay, I was living in the bay area when this Desecration was making waves in Arizona with Hippycore Records.  I wasn't really familiar with them until I'd moved back East and was turned onto them by a Albany buddy by the name of Damon Douglas.  I was familiar with the Bay Area Desecration that featured Mr. Yost on vox, and members who went on to join/form Corrupted Morals.  At any rate the AZ. Desecration kicked some major ass as well, playing non stop thrash with vox that remind me a lot of Pushead in Septic Death.  This ep also featured a 4 song live 7" flexi.  Great political lyrics backed by raging thrash tunes. This rip features the 7" and flexi, Enjoy.

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SePTIcDeATH-Live in L.A. (1984)


This has been making the rounds on a few obscure punk/hardcore mssg boards recently.  Supposedly the only L.A. gig that S.D. ever played.  19 songs on this tape from one of the greatest American hc bands of all times.  Enjoy!

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IDENTITY CRYSIS-Tied To The Tracks 7" (1986)


3.unseen foe
5.driving force

I first heard the song "Memories" by these guys on a Maximum Rock n Roll radio show back in 1987 when I was living in the Bay Area.  I was stoked and fully into the bands sound.  That same year my band the Romper Room Rejects was lucky enough to play a gig with them in Davis California at "the Place".  After seeing that gig I was even more blown away by the bands brand of low fi thrash.  Mix RKL with the FU's and you have Identity Crysis.  It took me a very long time to track down this record. Thanks to Daniel Rosen for hooking a brotha up!  Six ripping thrash songs on this perfect slab.  Enjoy!

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2.psychonaut children of shadows

This is a demo tape I played drums on along with fellow Maplewood New Jersey friends Zack, and Jenn.  I met Zack at the local jiffy Lube...dude was wearing a Sleep shirt so I had to have a conversation.  We realized we'd had many friends, and the love for similar music in common.  We both liked the idea of playing instruments that we hadn't normally played in bands, and we both wanted to jam on some heavy or harder pysch influenced riffs.  Jenn I'd known for years, and I told Zack that I thought she'd be the perfect bass player for what we were doing. The band is a really slow work in progress, but we love what we are doing and we have a 7" coming out in April.  Enjoy these four tunes.

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A Conversation With Erik Meade-The Bassist For Death (1985)


Erik Meade is a musician who has been a SF staple for decades.  We met as neighbors in the Hayes District of San Fransisco in the mid 80's.  Back then if you looked different, or wore a certain band t shirt you'd likely make conversation with others that also looked the part.  Erik sort of became my mentor turning me onto some cool obscure punk/hardcore, and introduced me to other like minded folks in the Bay area.  I moved back East  in 1989 so we lost touch for over twenty years.  I randomly ran into Erik while he was working at a record store  about 8 years ago.  It was crazy, and was weirdly emotional for me.  I felt like I needed to tell him that he had influenced my entire life in a positive way through his influencing me musically.  I ended up sending him everything I played on, and records I'd released over the years.  At any rate Erik has a long history of playing in tons of bands.  One of those bands was the Florida death metal band Death.  Death along with Possessed pretty much invented the death metal genre.  I thought it would be cool to pick Erik's brain about his short time in the band. In my opinion he played on the best  demo by this Legendary metal act.  Nate -You were one of the most open minded people I'd met in the 1980's San Francisco scene.  You and your ex girlfriend Janis turned me onto a lot of different music and art back then.  It was the punk/hardcore stuff that resonated with me.  I still to this day have a tape you made me in 1985 with a bunch of East coast hardcore bands on it (76% Uncertain, Bad Brains, SSD, Sacred Denial, Beastie Boys ep, etc).You played bass in Death in 1985... I am trying to figure out the timeline because we were next door neighbors from late '85-1987.  You were taking me to early meetings at Gilman Street as it was just being constructed, you introduced me to Tim Yo (who disliked me because I was metal dude), and you had me singing in a band you were doing with Short Dogs Grow, and Rhythm Pigs folks. Was this all taking place during the days you were in Death, or after it?  How the hell did I miss this?Erik -I would think it was during the period I was in Death, although it seems strange that I wouldn’t have mentioned it.  It was probably just after I left, and I might not have mentioned it because, at the time, it didn’t seem important. LOL. I'm sure I knew, but  probably acted unimpressed because I was one of those metal dudes who was transforming into a hardcore kid, and I was rebelling against my metal roots.  I'm WAY more impressed now...Haha.  Did your days playing in Death end your playing in metal bands all together?Erik - Yeah, I just played in punk and rock bands after that, as a guitarist, not a bass player.How did you end up meeting Chuck and joining Death?  What made him relocate from Florida to the Bay Area in '85?Erik -Eric Brecht was playing metal with some guys in Oakland, and somehow, I had joined the group, I think as the singer. That project quickly fell apart, but a few weeks later Eric got a call from Chuck, who sent him some demo tapes. Eric was really excited about it, so when Chuck asked him if he knew any bass players, Eric asked me if I played bass. I didn’t really play bass much. I was a guitar player, but I said yes, and ran out and bought a bass. I then created a really ridiculous bass rig by putting my Roland  guitar amp thru a 400 watt Sunn [...]

HUMAN GREED-Absolute(ly) Greedy(y) CD (1995)


This is a compilation of all the bands recorded material.  My relationship came about with members of this band through an old Canadian friend named Simon Harvey.  Simon was raving about this Canadian grind outfit that had two singers that were mind blowing, and the perfect mesh of metal and hardcore.  Simon put out a split LP with Human Greed and Shitfit in 1993-94.  I fell in love with Human Greed prior to the album even coming out (as Simon leaked me a tape).  Over the years we (Monster X, and Devoid Of Faith) played many shows with these guys, and Monster X was even lucky enough to do a split 7" with them.  HG played in Albany with us I believe twice in the mid 90s, and we played in Canada with them.  We loved them as people and as a band.  They were hardworking animal rights and environmental people, and it came through in their music.  When these grindmasters broke up members went on to form Seized.  Freddy (the drummer) went on to play in State Of Fear (ex-Disrupt dudes).  I really miss these guys and think about Wag, Steph, Freddy, and Pat a lot.  They've been hard to track down over the years.  Hard to believe this junk is over 20 years old now.  Enjoy these 22 slices of grinding hardcore.

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RIP Jon Bunch AKA Johnny Scars Feb 1 2016


John sang in Reason To Believe and Sensefield.  Reason to believe blew my mind when I first heard them on a tape comp that also featured Our Gang, and Infest back in 1987.  Johns singing was that of someone who actually was very talented and had an amazing voice that somehow worked with a fast hardcore band.   A rarity as most of us who listen to the genre know.  I lost track of what he was doing over the years, but I'm saddened by his death at the young age of 45.  He was still doing music, and was a talented person.  I still get shivers down my spine when I hear his voice on any Reason To Believe recordings.  Rest In Power!

‎JUNTESS- Under The Red Moon (1991)


More crushing Japanese hardcore that in my opinion was part of the early Burning Spirits movement of Japan.  My favorite thing about these guys is the guitarists guitar solos.  So cool, they literally never stop.  Might annoy some punx, but I think it will excite some metal heads that never heard anything like this.  Hardcore for fans of Bastard, and Death Side.  Pretty sure one of the members was in Crow.  Don't sleep on these 16 songs.  This is the bands only full length, and it was never released on vinyl.  Enjoy!

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INSANIAC- Psychomania Demo tape (1987)


2.quiet of death
4.rabid fire
5.apocalypse warrior

More NJ thrash metal that is some how connected to No Refund.  These guys were from Bloomfield NJ I believe.  The song "Circle Of Death" is the winner on this tape.  It totally reminds me of early Exodus.  Most the other songs don't have that same feel, but are still above average neck snapping thrash.  The stuff is def influenced by the Bay Area thrash metal scene. This is the bands 2nd demo tape.. they released 6 of them.  Pretty sure someone released a Dbl LP with all the demo's on it? Enjoy...

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DAS OATH-Rough Mix LP/CD (2003)


14 songs...

This was a rough mix which hadn't yet been mixed or sequenced for the record that came out in 2004 on Dimmak Records.  This session was a crazy experience.  Mark and I went to Holland, staying for two months to write and record the planned LP with Marcel and Jeroen.  We played shows around Europe on the weekends to help fund our stay.  We would write riffs in Jeroens living room and bedroom, then go to a squated building in the harbor of Rotterdam that had a bunch of practice spaces set up.  We'd spend many hours of the day at the squat practicing and writing these tunes.  It was pretty insane.  If I recall correctly the recording itself took 2 days, then another day to mix. I feel like this rough is pretty damn close to the actual mix we ended up with.  The process took longer than we had anticipated and I wasn't able to switch my flight back home to 'merica.  This meant I ended up leaving a day before we were 100% done with the mix.  This CD was ripped by Dennis (the Engineer) so that I'd have something to listen to on the air plane ride back home.  Dennis recorded a bunch of the Sinister records.  This is one of my favorite records that I've ever played on (DOF/Voorhees split, and JBA LP being the others I'd feel equally as proud of).