Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Can't hardly wait.

New stuff coming soon.
I'm pretty sure the bands I sent interviews too just forgot about them or didn't do them at all.
Either way, I've never been one to follow up on things like that. (That's a nice way of putting it, my mom would say "I don't kiss ass")

I got mad after I stumbled upon a racist Facebook page.
A bunch of faggots trying to hide their racist undertones behind OUR faults.
And how WE lack the brain power to just ignore what they're saying and doing.
As if WE'RE fucking supposed to let bad things go unchecked.
After reading a few 100 posts I just gave the old idea of suicide another run.
Just an idea though, I'm way to much of a pussy to actually do it.
I don't have enough free time on my hands either.
I also know what my purpose is in life, and by law of nature-ending my life with unfinished business is bad business.


I can't wait till we're all dead.
This rotten species known as man will be it's own downfall.
Fucking racist pricks hiding behind they're mom's computer screen
spewing hate messages while being protected by our constitution.
Don't get it twisted. It goes for ALL supposed "races".
Fuck that. I renounce my race and ethnicity,
I am a man. I am a sinner.
Just like each and every one of you.

But at least I try to make a better person out of myself.
Not for a "race". For myself, and the greater good of all.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


                                        To live, and die in a fucking box!
                                        To live, and die in a fucking box!
                                        To live, and die in a fucking box!
                                        To live, and die in a fucking box!

How those simple words rung in my head. They rung due to the fact that I would consider a large proportion of my life living in a box. The box being my room, or my house, or the many houses that I lived in previously. My family has moved around a lot. Nothing has ever been home for the longest time. I was always told to stay inside and not get to comfortable, we'd be surely moving away in the next year or so. Anyway...

Prepare for this phrase which I will utter many-a-time till the day I die. "The VC (Ventura County) scene could be so much better" I'm not complaining, merely making genuine observations from my personal viewpoint. Few bands ever make an impact on the community and with the motivation of a Sloth, casually drift into the internet oblivion without so much as releasing any physical materiel. On top of that, these bands are overly preoccupied with becoming the next big thing at Warped Tour or Sound and Fury. Even if  by now we can safely assume that Warped Tour and Sound and Fury is home to stupid fucking lame ass shit for brains cunt bands who can't play worth a shit and only achieve some sort of recognition by being marketed through exploitative record companies WHO'S ONLY PURPOSE IN LIFE IS TO WORSHIP THE ALMIGHTY DOLLAR WITHOUT PRODUCING ANY MEANINGFUL THOUGHT PROVOKING MUSIC WHICH PENETRATES THE MINDLESS MALL-CROWDING YOUTH WHO DON'T EVEN HAVE THE NERVE PICK UP A BOOK AND----------------Sorry about that...I'mWAY off topic.

I'm sure ANTHROT would agree though,

A message stolen and sold back to us. pre-packaged. safe and sterile. Value disengaged. no worth. no soul. no anything. Transformed into another fashion trend. Co-opting ideals. prep’d for market. profiteering off of what was never yours.And the flock will follow. foundations will crumble. your pockets will get fatter. Value disengaged. no worth. no soul. no anything. Transformed into another normalcy


This blog is to showcase the GOOD bands who are true to their roots.

One of these bands is ANTHROT.

ANTHROT can be described as...
*clears throat* ANTHROT can be described as...

It's hard to describe ANTHROT really. Some who may hear them may just write them off as another hardcore band. I'll be honest, I did as well before I took time to really listen to them. I feel like an asshole for saying it, but I don't want to be a  band-hopper (Def: A person who merely listens to a ton bands just to say he/she listens to bands...aka The Hipster, The Poser...)

If they were just another hardcore band I wouldn't even write about them. Nor would I have asked them to partake in the interview soon to follow.

This is ANTHROT featuring Matt and Zane.



E- Hey Anthrot how's it going?

Matt- All is well.

Zane- It is going well, we’ve been really busy recording our new tape release, which is now on the internet, and playing shows, keep your eyes open for the tapes when they are done, and for a release show.

E- So first off tell me about your group? I've noticed that you
Already have some material out on a label? What's out and available?
How can people pick it up?

Matt- We just finished up our new tape. It’s the first release on a new San Diego-based DIY label called Cop Grave Records. We also have a self-titled CD out. Both can be copped for free on the internet.

Zane- As of now I think that all of our recorded material is on our bandcamp page, and it is all free for download. Please feel free to go there and get all of our stuff, we want as many people to get their hands on it as possible.

E- How about members? Who does what and why? How long have you guy's
been around?

Matt- Matt- I play guitar and say words. Connor (who is absent from this interview) plays bass and also says words. Connor and I have always been in bands together and Zane’s been active in bands within the same community. We all work really well together.

Zane- We’ve only been around for about 6 months or so I think, I play drums.

E- You've mentioned to me before that you know Martin of GOYAM. Do you
guys play shows with each other frequently? What's that like?

Matt- Martin’s a good friend, and yeah, we play together quite a bit. It’s usually a good time. I like Goyam’s style and can’t really get into a lot of other shit going on in San Diego.

Zane- we’ve played a couple shows together. I’ve known martin and the drummer for awhile, they are rad guys for sure.

E-Is mayonnaise an instrument?

Matt- Mayonnaise is nasty as fuck.

Zane- eww.

E-What are your guy's influences? What motivates you as individuals? As a group?

Matt- Musical influences: way too many bands to list. Any bands that sound like something we might’ve ripped off, we did, those are my influences. As far as this band goes, I guess I’m primarily motivated to stay active in punk. The DIY scene is self-sufficient; what you put into it is what you get out of it. So it just makes sense to me to start bands, play the music I like, book shows, etc. It’s always been a big part of my life and something I enjoy.

Zane- I suppose my influences for drumming this style of music come from bands like Dropdead, Mind Eraser, and Tragedy.

E-Do you are any other members partake in other projects other than Anthrot?

Matt- I play guitar in a band called Waco Fuck.

Zane- Nothing to organized.

E-Let's talk about your lyrics. I've read a few of them and I've
noticed that your schemes go much more beyond the typical (ABC
rhyming...i.e...blap-trap-sting-queen) Who writes most of the lyrics?

Matt- Connor and I both write the lyrics, and yeah, we don’t try too hard to make stuff rhyme.

Zane- I enjoy them as well, Matt and Connor do all that work, always diggin what they come up with.

E- As well as straying away from the simple rhyming, I've noticed that your lyrics are quite dark and are aimed at the rotten species simply known as "man", the bastard police squads, and the more somber aspects of life. Do these lyrics reflect your personal experiences/feelings? Or, are they merely observations that you make from life experiences?

Matt- Personal feelings and observations I guess. We just like to write angry songs cause we’re all bitter and negative. We’re like old men.

E- Don't take offense to this, but I chuckled when I read "Impending
March of the Zeta Reticulans" Is this song about the infamous drug
cartel "los zetas"?

Matt- Nah, aliens.

Zane- haha, nah, this song has to do with annunaki-esque conspiracies.

E- What's your take on religion, I know this can be a touchy subject
to most people. I myself wouldn't say that I have a religon, but I do
have some ideas. What are your guy's ideas on the subject matter?

Matt- We’re all atheists. I can’t say that I’m super knowledgeable of all the world’s religions, but as far as the abrahamic religions that are predominant in our culture, everything about them is ultrafucked, and there’s really too much to talk about. For now, that will be my “take on religion”.

Zane- Religion is a plague of the intellect and the main obstacle in the way of the ethical and moral behavior of our species.

E- "You just can't go around killing people!".......

Matt- Why not?

Zane- I’m sure many would argue both ways.

E. Did it suprise you that the Governator had a secret love child?

Matt- Nah, not surprised, not interested.

Zane- I still can’t believe that he is governor. Fuckin A.

E.Back to the subject at hand. How exactly did the name Anthrot come
about? What does it mean?

Matt- I wanted there to be something relating to anthropology in the band name. Connor and I both got really into the subject, thanks to school. Basically the name is the root “Anthro” (for human) with a ‘t’ at the end, like Anthro + Rot= the rotting of humans; something like that. Ultimately, I just think it sounds cool.

Zane- Along the lines of rotting humans I suppose, that’s what I was told.

E.I guess the only thing that I have left in my bag of questions is this haha. Vinyl? Tape? Cd? Floppy Disk?

Matt- Like, what’s my preference? Tapes and vinyl are ill, but it’s 2011, I listen to CD’s and the internet.

Zane- The tape will be released soon, we might have the tape realease on limited edition cd’s and vinyl, but it hasn’t been decided yet. I would like to though,

E. Oh, before I forget. My favorite question to ask. How involved are
you with the DIY aspect/lifestyle. Do you incorperate this idea with
all your undertakings?

Matt- DIY punk has been a huge part of my life since I was 14 or 15. I’ve always been in bands, put together flyers and records, booked shows, etc. I love the satisfaction of doing cool shit for myself and my friends. Anything outside of DIY that claims a punk title is bullshit. Fuck Scion sponsored shows and old sellout fucks.

Zane- We do as much as we are physically and financially capable of.


ANTHROT is probably one of the most original and awesome names I've heard in a while. Just say it over a couple of times--AN--TH--ROT. Haha anyway. Everybody should check these guys out and support them. Not many true and legit bands come around. These guy's will not disappoint, unless of course your fans of **************** or some lame shit like that. What a fuckin horrible name....****************? What the fuck were these guys thinking?

*uhh...yea guys....we need a name....hey frank....you like x-men... don't u?*
*what's that fuckers name?*
*which one?*
*you know... that guy with the knives.... in his hands*
*there's two of em*
*...the bad guy...*
*...something ruth?*
*right...and I like left 4 ded.....EUREKA!!!!!*

WAAAAY off topic haha.

Like I said. Check these guys out. Read into their lyrics, hit them up and listen to them. I hope these guys can make a lot more music. It's tough for DIY bands. Especially the ones who are gracious enough to give out music for free like these guys.

You can pick up EVERYTHING these guys put out to date on their Bandcamp.

Check em out and follow them on their Facebook page here...

Friday, June 17, 2011

Slow week(s)

It's been kinda slow these past two weeks.

Not doin much. Still waiting on some interviews to be finished up.

For now here's a fun link to a buddy band that recently parted.



These guys were around for around 2 years I think?
They were making a huge splash of waves in the scene of hard/fastcore. Over here in Oxnard.

They just recently split up and left a lot of disappointed fans with frowning faces.

ELEPHANT MACE will be missed.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


So this will be the first of hopefully many interviews that I would like to conduct over my summer vacation. Much like school, work has got me swamped. Even If I work 3 hour shifts, it seriously feels like 18 hour shifts. Maybe I'm just naive, but I always get out of work dead sleepy, tired, and hungry. Imagine from my view though. A 350 lb Mexican running around in a kitchen with no break. I'm not complaining, I love my job, just stating some facts. I kinda trailed off from the topic haha..


So this will be the first interview I conduct with a buddy band that my bro came in contact with via facebook.
We traded(yes...people still do trade) demo's with them and we were floored by their material. Some of the more better stuff that we had heard in while. We both agreed that if these guys were to send a demo to TLAL or Give Praise that they would be picked up right quick. Maybe that's just our opinion of these guys. But we just feel that way. I mean if Ceremony can be picked up by a label, then just about any band ca---......let's not go there.

Anyway, I asked  the singer (Martin) about it. From what I remember (I frequently lose track of my surroundings and conversations I've had) he said that he'd rather put stuff out on his own and in the near future, begin his own label. Sounds like my kind of DIY buff. Should I also mention that they produce their own patches and buttons(both of which are on my hat)? Most bands that I know don't do that anymore. I guess shelling out money to international sweatshops is----won't go there.

 With that being said, here's a short interview that I asked them to partake in which they so gracefully obliged to.

Here's GOYAM.


(Obvious, ain't it)

E- Hello guys, first off I’d like to say thank you for taking the time to do this interview. Secondly, how are you?

M- We're all good, you know chillin enjoying our time off school.

E- Who exactly is in your band/group and what is everyone’s role in said group?

M- Right now we are a 3 piece I do vocals, The homies  Kevin on guitar and Evan on Drums.Originally we were a 2 piece just me and Evan with me handling guitar an vocals. The first 2 shows was just the both of us.

E- I’ve notice from your s/t demo that it resembles the INFEST design and layout. How big a deal is INFEST to you as a person/band?

M- As a person this band is illin  straight up rips one of my favorite bands. Joe Denunzio's vocal delivery is so real you know?, straight up cant fake it. As a band well musically we don't come close to sounding like INFEST, but i feel that the lyrics have had a influenced when it comes to being honest and just writing about shit you know and keeping it real.

E- As you know most people (the older generation) who are into the PV scene usually claim that PV is a long-gone genre. What’s your take on this? Do you claim to be PowerViolence? Do you think it’s dead?

M- Man to be honest this is so confusing haha, you got OGs saying "yea shits dead, only bands mentioned in HSMP are powerviolence" or fools saying "oh yea that band is powerviolence". I think it is what it is, and you can point out the posers by those who front or claim more then others, also the fools who call CEREMONY and TRASH TALK powerviolence. Goyam if anything is influenced by a lot of powerviolence and grind bands, personally I rather say we are a "powerviolence" band then "Grind", to me Grind is just to metal and I grew up with hardcore/punk. Don't get it twisted I still like my grind a la INSECT WARFARE and GONER. Most of the time i just say oh yea were "noiseviolence" or any other combination that sums it up.Despise you and Lack of Interest are still playing so i would have to say no it ain't dead.

E- Is mayonnaise an instrument?

M- HAHAHA, Don't want to sound like the VEGAN POLICE (TM), I will have to say no, unless its VEGINNAISE

E- What do you think of the underground noise scene? Do you think it’s a true legit scene? Or just a bunch of hopeless mamma's boys hanging out in their basement hoping to do a split with Gorganized Dorks?

M- HAHAHAHAHAHA GORGANIZED DORKS, Truth is man i think theirs alot of bands out there and a potential for a kick ass DIY scene, the problem I think is peoples egos and also fools not wanting to give new bands a chance.

E- What other projects are you currently involved in? Is it strictly the “hard stuff” for you?

M- Well so far i have been jamming with some homies, I play guitar in this project were all in different bands and have other stuff going so you probably won't here from us for a while. Stuff is influenced by 80's dischord bands and stuff like Los Crudos. Besides the hard stuff i like northern soul and oldies and other punk related stuff some metal. If I was a better "musician" I would start a Smiths cover band no joke.

E-  How involved are you in the DIY lifestyle?

M- Well at the moment i have no idea haha, well i contribute to a zine that my homie runs, try to make out to shows, buy records (music comes first, buy the shirt later you jerks) and wit Goyam I'm working on releasing a split tape with the homies SORDO and it's going to be Completely DIY.

E- If you had the money to spend willy-nilly, would you still DIY or rather pay outer sources to handle your non-music related undertakings?

M- DIY or DIE, none music related undertakings?, well id get some pants that fit and try to put out other bands stuff haha.

E- Which do you prefer? Vinyl? Tape? CD? Floppy Disk?

M- VINYL always, Tapes rule by the way.

E- How did you come up with the name GOYAM?

M- Well the drummer told me he had a name idea and I agreed on it after he explained the meaning , Its actually spelled GOYIM and he spelled it to me the way we use it and I though it looked cooler with an A instead of I so i just rolled with it. It means none Jew or used as a derogatory word towards none Jews in Hebrew.

E- Do you have any demo’s that people can get from you personally?

M- We had some 10, Most of them i gave to friends at the shows. I'm kinda lazy sometimes haha but my ass will get on making some more .

E- Do you plan on adding more members to your group instead of just being guitar and drums?

M- We have talked about adding a bass in to the mix also maybe some noise and sound clips, only the future can tell.

E- What’s the scene like in your area? Are people really into their scene or do they just sit back and complain all the time when there aren’t any shows?

M- Man its a mix up and kind of a trip, When I was 14 or 15 there was shows every other weekend everyone was in bands some good some bad. Now there are less if were lucky like one good show a month.San Diego having so many Hipsters alot of them coming from the bands i used to see back in the day, Is full of shit and also full of good bands. The Chula Vista area has a good diversity of bands, in general SD has variety but when it comes to "Powerviolence", fast,thrash or whaevercore there isn't much, at the moment my favorite bands of the area are Anthrot, Fed to the Wolves, Sleepwalk, Backstabber,Stopping Power and Waco Fuck. The Che cafe is the number 1 place for DIY shows its a collective were i have seen some cool bands but lately its just been empty like 15 to 20 kids show up when local bands play, Then when cock stars like CEREMONY come buy kids be running up on there dick same with other shit bands. Last good show to come to our area was Hatred Surge back in January.

E- Cool thanks, if you don't already know (people who may or may not be reading). I wrote these questions beforehand. In order to rid that feeling I'll close with this sincere closing. Thanks so much for the interview, I truly appreciate your time. Your demo fucking rips through the heads of hipsters and posers alike. I myself am anxiously waiting for more brutal nosieviolence from the likes of GOYAM

Thanks again to Martin of GOYAM. Like I said, these dudes fucking rip. They should have way more fans.
Check out their facebook page by liking them and getting updates.


Here's a direct link to thier Bandcamp where you can listen to thier whole demo for free.


Picture of my hat with DIY GOYAM patch and button

Sunday, June 5, 2011


This blog is aimed at showcasing all the valuable aspects of the DIY lifestyle. This aspect of music has died down severely in my opinion. I know a lot of bands are still down for this shit. But I think more should be into it. 

I would like to showcase bands who are still fighting to keep the DIY or DIE spirit alive. If your band does, then send me an email. 
I'd prefer hardcore punk, crust, PV, grind bands but this lifestyle is not specified for the underground bands. If your a DIY Militant don't hesitate to get in contact. I love networking with like-minded individuals with the same DIY ideals. Regardless if your into reggae, hip-hop, or even polka. I don't give a shit.


Email me at e.carrillo91@gmail.com