Dina

Monday, September 3, 2012

#60 AGATHCOLES/MAXIMUM TRASH

I never thought I would of had an AGX release under my belt in so short a time.
I consider the label to be very young still at a year. And in all seriousness it still doesn't seem like a HUGE thing to me. But lo and behold. A fuckin AGATHOCLES release


As posted in the facebook this first hit wax and the tape version soon followed. I was hit up by the band MAXIMUM TRASH about putting this split out on tape. I traded with Ricky TRASH before I put this out a few months prior. My stuff never came in but you know, whatever.

I was stoked to put this out on tape since AGx was a HUGE influence on me. The tunes on here are fucking great though. AGx really sounds like a powerviolence band. The first band that comes to mind is Lack Of Interest.

Great AGx Stuff.

The MAXIMUM TRASH stuff on the other hand is complete utter shit.
FUCK THEM.
In all honesty I can't bad mouth the whole band. Just OM SEA THRASH or RICKY TRASH or whatever the fuck his name is. He never even told Jan that he was gonna see if people would release this on tape.
So when I did message Jan about his royalty copies he was very surprised and wasn't even aware the a tape version was gonna be done.

As soon as the tape was done RIPOFF messaged me about free copies of the split.
I mentioned I hadn't received my end of our trade. He didn't respond. Another message later he sent me his address and that was all. Being how I am about getting people their stuff I sent him 5 copies.
This was a huge co-release with Operation Grindcore and Tombs In The Valley. Every label got like 13 copies and each band got 5.

LOTS of time passed and I still never received my part of the trade.
I sent TRASH multiple messages about it and even warned him that I would come out and make a claim that he was a ripoff if he didn't at the very least return a message of mine.

I asked around and got several confirmations that he had ripped off other bands and buddies
(Corrupt Humanity, To Die, Third Eye Grind)

And so I finally did post the dreaded RIPOFF warning for all to see.

All it took was a few clicks of the mouse and in ONE DAY little Ricky messaged me claiming that I should remove my ripoff comments. He said he had links and pictures to prove he sent stuff off. Bear in mind he has owed me shit since almost a year ago. So even if his stuff does get here it'll probably be one cd or something stupid that didn't follow the whole trade agreement.

I got word also from other people who were working with him that he would ask about me and try and get labels to get me to change my mind about calling him a ripoff.

In the end, I COULD GIVE NO FUCKS ON A FUCKING TRADE.
SO FUCKING WHAT IF I DON'T GET YOUR SHIT CD OR TAPE.
WHAT MATTERS IS RESPECT AND COMMUNICATION.
HE COULD HAVE EASILY CLAIMED IT WAS LOST OR STOLEN AND HELL I WOULD OF BELIEVED IT AND CHALKED ONE UP TO BAD LUCK. 

The lack of respect this guy showed me but not talking to me is what finally set me off to post the ripoff warning. So Ricky, if you're reading this. FUCK YOU you disrespectful prick. 

DON'T WORK WITH RICKY
DON'T TRADE WITH HIM
DON'T SPLIT WITH HIS BAND
HE WILL RIP YOU OFF

#59 Unholy Grave/Corrupt Humanity

Holy hell. I a just terrible with keeping up with the fucking blog. I had to shut the store down due to all the orders I've been getting along with all the projects I've taken up. I'm trying to finish them all up before I begin  work (tomorrow) so that I can focus on my job, school, sordo and my personal life. I recently asked my sweetheart to marry me and she said yes! <3 Very happy, but also super nervous on what the future holds in store for us :)

On to the release.

CORRUPT HUMANITY/UNHOLY GRAVE split 7''


This was the very first legit vinyl release that I ever had under my belt. I was soooooo stoked to see it come in and too see my logo along with all my buddies on their as well. And to be able to say that I helped put out another UG release was just a phenomenal feat for me.

It all started almost a year ago? My buddy David (<3) asked about helping out with a vinyl release that he was super excited about. He kept it a secret for a while who he was gonna split with but he ended up caving and telling me it was UG. Needless to say I jumped at the opportunity.

It was a long and agonizing wait but totally worth it when the vinyls came in.

The box housing the records was just pulverized.
It looked like a bunch of people we're playing football during a rainy muddy day and decided to use the box of records as a ball. Even though the box didn't fair up, the vinyl came pristine!
The covers were perfect and the plastic sleeves were the cleanest I had ever seen.

I took a bit of time just looking at all of them...felt exactly like this..


So many rad labels jumped on here.
Tombs In The Valley, Spider Baby, Kill Your Heros just to name a few.

I believe only 200 or 250 were made. No test presses, all black vinyl.
I still have a few left over so get in touch if you want one.

7PPD in the USA
World ask for a quote.



Saturday, June 30, 2012

#58 SORDO COLLECTION CD 08-12

Okay! I'm just about done with playing catch up on all this shit! Next up is....


This is the Sordo Collection Cd. A catalog of releases that date from 2008 to present. I had been wanting to do this for a while for our lives shows. I did a big write up of it already on a notepad file, which accompanies the virtual download when you get this from Prime Egg Sample Recs.

It's about 65 pieces in total. I already forgot the exact amount because I worked on them in a hasty manner to get them ready before the Six Brew Bantha show. The colored pieces are "Die Hard" copies which were cloth pouches. The grey and brown ones are all recycled USPS packing material  which I fashioned into DIY cd sleeves. They all have screenprinted art on both sides and come with an 8.5x11 double sided insert.

Still have a few of these left. Don't hesitate to ask for it.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

#57 CORRUPT HUMANITY/SORDO

And here we go with another one! :D



Right here we have the Corrupt Humanity/Sordo split. This one came out a pretty decent pace unlike the other splits we had where it took almost several months for them to be done haha. This was I believe the second or third split we had planned and it's been out for a while. My good buddy David and I released this on both our labels and we split up the work. He did the dubbing and cassette labeling. I provided art. He did way more then me cause that's all I did really, print up art. I believe there are 50 copies of this. David managed to sell out his copies too! :D 

The Corrupt Humanity tracks on here rage plenty.  4 tracks are rad speed induced grind!

The Sordo tracks are decent in my humble opinion. Much more raw and "grindier" in a sense. Whenever we have a split we usually try to write material that would suit the other bands sound that way it's more or less the same similar stuff rather then two opposite genres. We dish out 4 tracks and a sub-par cover of Shitlickers "Warsystem" no guitar and thus no cheesy guitar solo in there so a lot is missing without the 6 other strings.

Copies should are on transit as we speak and is sure to go pretty fast!

Cheers to David for being a rad dude!

Oh, before I forget. We're still doing this thing, for those unaware we have these split "shorts" planned called "THE SHORTSZENNAGER"


Sorry for that extra non cropped white space haha.
There will be 10 of this printed up in the near future. Only available via our discontinued pre-order deal.
10 custom printed pairs of shorts screened by yours truly.

That's it I believe......k bye.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

#56 SIX BREW BANTHA



Alrighty, if you haven't been up to date with sick as hell grind bands then chances are you're very busy and have a lot on your mind. No one blames or hates you. Don't worry ;) But, when you do get back to mainland be sure to listen to SIX BREW BANTHA.

This trio hail from that place with the leaf...the maple syrup one that smells delicios and goes great with pancakes.....mmmmm......

Anyway, the first time I heard SBB was after seeing ARCHx
At the booth with merch I came across the split that had SBB on the split side. I had never heard of them but everybody had very high regards and marks towards it.

As soon as I got home I spun the ARCHx side and like always was pleased with the stuff. As soon as I flipped it though I was like "JKASFJKBASKFBASF"

shit was fuckin doooope!

I was looking at all dem lyrics and shiz and came across the contact info.

Im hopped on the comp...well not really a hop....more of a slow and sluggish pace really. I had just seen ARCHx what would you expect?

I sent them an email and we just hit it off. The next day I got a response and news about all the rad shit they have coming out soon.

I forget the whole chronology of it but in the end we wound up setting up a show for them over here in Oxnard as well as myself and Stu of Tombs In the Valley doing a tape version of their LP

We had a few bands come down that day.
Six Brew Bantha as pictured on the left.
















Happy Pill Truama on the right.







Cancer Patient right up there.


Another Oxnard band FBA played as did my band Sordo and our buddies Swellbow!
It was a great show. Stressful as hell to coordinate and almost shut down by the fuzz to!

All worth it though haha.


Still have a few copies of the tape. Stu has all his available still too!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

#55 CHULO/SORDO


Alrighty! I get to write about another thing I'm a part of in terms of music teehee. I feel so giddy about this one because it's just awesome ;) 



This was on the dock for quite some time like all the other Sordo stuff. I usually put other bands releases before mine just cause that's the kinda guy I am. We have 3 songs on here from when we did our recordings at the studio. When we went in we knew we were gonna throw some of the good stuff with this split because Chulo's tracks we're beyond rad. To which they give us 3 in return. 

There are 2 versions of this tape in all. The US version which was put out by me. 50 in total. All of which are already gone. And I don't know the exact number that Chulo did but they have thier own version for Columbia. I hope to grab one of those pieces just to have everything in my greedy possession haha.

So there it is. It's all gone, if anybody wants to do a repress or even press this fucker on a 7'' hit us up. We'll be here!




Sunday, June 17, 2012

#54 Sordo - Most Definitely Not A Virus

Alrighty, with doing the few floppies that I did I just had to put some of my own stuff on one as well. It just seemed so fitting to hop on a bandwagon such as this lol. In any case, here's the picture to gander at.

Only 20 of these were made. I was originally gonna try and sell these separate but in being realistic about it. It's obvious that no one would just buy this alone. Let alone 20 people would want this shit.

It was included was our "Die Hard" collection cd. I'll post on that later.

Three songs on here from our latest recording session. They probably won't see the light of day unless you ask me for the tracks personally in which case you  will hear them!

Just in case your wondering about the title, don't worry. This floppy most certainly does NOT carry a virus. It WILL NOT melt your hardrive and most definitely will not erase all your years work of collecting porn that's hidden away in your folder under the name "Nickelback" You WILL NOT be enraged at us for putting in a trojan virus on a floppy disk that you paid 2 dollars for. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD YOU EVEN PUT THIS IN A USB FLOPPY DRIVE UNLESS YOU WANT THE DAMN THING TO EXPLODE! I'M TYPING IN CAPS SO YOU SHOULD KNOW I'M SERIOUS.

#53 Waves Crashing Piano Chords

Alright, so as some may know the DIY Noise queue list of releases is just crazy long. I keep saying I'm gonna stop taking jobs but then something comes along where I just say "I NEED TO PUT THIS OUT" So was the case for WAVES CRASHING PIANO CHORDS

Now I know what your thinking. "Seriously Eddie? Another Floppy release? I already own all three color copies of the CHULO/GRIPE split floppy. I can't even play those to begin with!!" Why would you go ahead and make another one!?"

Well for starters FUCK YOU! Only kidding, but seriously. I think it's awesome. If you read back to the Chulo/Gripe write up you'll read that I grew up a bit with floppies....(sort of) It's not just something I do for hipster points....(I really do lol)

Besides you just have to wait and see what this was released on before it was on a  floppy disk!

Prepare your self for this!

*scroll down...*






















































You're probably thinking this by now...

"Is...is that a fucking 8-track?"

YES! YES IT FUCKING IS!
WHO DOES THAT ANYMORE?
Sean Beard of WCPC does, that's who!

Sean got in touch with DIY Noise after a small discussion on a DIYN post of different formats. Paul of Spiderbaby Recs mentioned that the only thing unclaimed in grind was the release of media via an 8-track. Sean commented mentioning that WCPC had just released an 8 track. I asked how people would go about releasing one. He sent me a message a bit later saying this.

"hi, the place I went through actually was the last place in the US still making them professionally, and the Waves Crashing Piano Chords single was the last 8-track they did before shutting down about two months ago. The only other place still doing it stopped about a year ago. You can always do it yourself, but you will have to rebuild all the tapes because almost 90% of all surviving 8-tracks are ruined from the bad foam used in them, and you'll have to put a good amount of $$ into a recorder that will probably need to be refurbished to work properly. I had to spend almost $400 to get the 20 made that I did - I am selling them for almost half of what it cost to make them as well. Basically, it's expensive any way you go about it. Good luck!"




I asked him if he'd allow me to release it on floppy. The only possible alternative to a 8-track of course. The outcome was that which is pictured at the beginning. 20 pieces of incredibly harsh power-electronic noise on outdated plastic!

The 8-track version has officially sold out. I managed to get my greasy mitts on one. I still have a few floppies left over. Sean has gotten rid of his! 



dig it!


#52 Womb

Alrighty, this time we have...



INFECTED WOMB

Being in a band is pretty hard work sometimes. Even if it's all for fun it can get pretty stressful at times when things get sour with band mates. Sometimes even, you can't find anybody willing to be your mate. Sometimes even, you live alone or for that matter enjoy your privacy and solitude. 

For whatever the reasons may be, solo bands have always been something I've admired. Playing in Larva I know how hard it can be sometimes coming up with good tunes that I'm happy with. When things finally get done though you can sit back and enjoy the fact that the tunes you are listening to are exactly the way you want them to sound without having anybody else have a say.

Infected Womb is a one man band that doesn't show any end in this unrelenting tape. The figure head Mike blesses our ears with 10 tracks of straight up grind. Crazy shifting screams and guttural sounds coming from this dude.

The drums for me we're okay. I've always had a problem when it came to sampled drums even though I use them myself lol. 

All in all a solid grind release for the books.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

#51 Fuck Me Fuck My Noise/Brutal Reaction

Closing in on catching up to all the releases. This time we got one that didn't get much attention in terms of getting people hyped up for it and such.

A very good release the FUCK ME FUCK MY NOISE/BRUTAL REACTION split.



I'm almost positive I've heard Brutal Reaction or downloaded something from a blog of theirs some time ago.
I was contacted by BR via Google about putting out a co-released split with his label. He sent me 4 test tracks, two from each band, and I was mad as hell when I heard them. The songs were fucking rad! But they were super short awesome blasts of noise! I told him I needed more and agreed to do the split for them. I myself am a freak for Sore Throat. These two bands are essentially the same but just more raw and not so much produced. They blast through songs like nothing. Each song lasting for only a few seconds. 

Brutal Reaction side is just that. 119 blast of noise chaos. Super raw, super unproduced with no care for any musical direction other then making a fucking racket. My mom actually walked in on me listening to this and asked me for the millionth time what I heard in it. I answered like always "It's cool" She walked out disappointed for the upteenth time but then I actually asked myself the same question. WHY do I like this? What is it I heard in it? After the first three minutes of the same savage blasts being belted out, the answer came into formation.

*extreme philosophy time*


This music, if it can be called that, is a statement about the current state of mainstream music. How many times have you ever tuned into the radio and found yourself hearing the same song you've heard twice already on your commute to work? Perhaps these repetitious blasts of  rawness are meant to reflect the repetitive and droned out nature of the mainstream radio. And if you've heard the radio recently. Just about everything is digitized. From voices all the way to the way a performer looks on a music video or print add. It's as if nothing is real. Can the performers we hear and see even reproduce their faux sounds during a live performance? Chances are yes. Due to their highly advanced systems they can. This would mean that the savage and raw nature is a middle finger to all the overly produced and packaged "music" on the radio. All in all, it's something I can get behind. It's a protest in a sense to the mindless music being played on repeat for so long. If people can listen to that, what's to say that other people can't listen to this?

The FxMxFxN side is 20 songs of more extreme raw splendor. These songs are the perfect soundscape to a serial killers rampage. More awesome noise carnage but with a bit more lean on longer time running songs.

All in all a raging release for spasstic noise freaks only!

Monday, June 4, 2012

#50 CHULO/GRIPE


WOOO! Number 50!

A great way to mark this release is with a killer split!

Alright, what more can you ask for from two already raging bands? More music obviously. On tape? Sure! Vinyl? Fuck yea! Floppy  Disk?......wha?

That's probably the biggest reaction a lot of people had when they found out the newest Gripe/Chulo split would be released on a floppy disk. No one understood why, no one really wanted it. Just do a tape or cd they said! It'll be better they said! Well.....no. It's on a floppy. I honestly think this was a joke from band members to play on people. If it isn't, my mistake completely. But I just find it hilarious when people freak out over things like this. 



These just look amazing when they were all said and done. The art work is just phenomenal and the way they fit just right on the floppy says that the people who were designing this knew what they were doing. ;)


Before pounding these out the big question was how they would even be put out.
A quick visit to Ebay was the answer. Tons of USB floppy drives we're available. Just plug it in and your set to go! I found some old floppies I had kept since highschool. For the record my school was poor as shit. They were still using computers from when my older brother of 7 years was there so it fits around that time when floppy disks were still being used somewhat regularly.

On the floppy are one song from each band. And each song just kills. Gripe performs "Man Vs Cop" Chulo "Hombre Vs Tombo" Each song barely hits the 30 second mark. An awesome release if I may say so myself :)

And for those who don't want the floppy, the songs are available online somewhere. I think they might be on GK but you'd be missing out on the super secret special add on only in the floppy. ;D


#49 MR.WHISKERS

Okie dokie. We got number 49! So close to hitting the 50th but no cigar.



I was contacted by one of the members about putting this out. If my knowledge serves me correct, it had already been released on cd-r. I checked out the music and in all honesty wasn't expecting much with a name like "Mr. Whiskers" . To my surprise it was a pretty good ep. It starts with a Tootsie Pop commercial sample about how many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie pop and then kicks into overdrive. Everything about the tunes screams DIY. Muddied drums, almost muted guitars and a dude barking vocals right over everything. The track names alone are good for a quick laugh if you have the mind of an 8 year old....which I do...
I'm sure these guys will be loved and adorned by fans of all ages for many years to come. Who will be able to forget classics such as "Fondling My Balls...of Yarn" "Throw Yo Panties On The Stage" and "Girls That Like To Go Bot Ways"

Class A shit right here!

Check em out!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

#48 DISEKSA/GRIPE

Alright! Got caught up with a ton of the past releases so hopefully I can keep this thing up to date!

This next one is......

A collective co-release between myself. Fastdie Records. Tombs In The Valley Records and Dendo Records. (Be sure to check the links out on the right hand side!...they should be there under "Buddies" :D)

This was the very first PRO-TAPE that I had the pleasure of doing! To be honest, it wasn't much fun for me to release this (funny how I said "pleasure"). I love both bands very much, it had nothing to do with the bands or music but more over the lack of hands on work that was involved in the release. The tape itself was pressed in Malaysia with Hazree of Fastdie Recs I payed an allotted amount of cash and in the days that passed I received these bad boys! (Thus where the pleasure comes in) Although I didn't get to do any official hands on work aside from folding and printing out 20 special alternate USA cover copies of this (pictured above^^^), the way these sound and look just blew me away. 


Don't they look awesome!?  DUH! They look fucking great! But they came at a price.(A very reasonable price) but still there wasn't much fun for me in this in being able to actually work with and dub the tapes. I guess it's the reason why I'd rather do things on my own. There is  a slight satisfaction I feel after finishing something. It's almost like nurturing a helpless koala back into health....not really. I just didn't like the idea so much of just paying someone to do something i feel like I'm now fully capable of doing on my own.

If i could figure out how to do the offset printing (or whatever it's called) i'd be in total business. Perhaps that should be my next step for DIY Noise.

In any case, onto the release.

On the A side we have Malaysia's dirty grinders Diseksa!
Diseksa are fucking rad! I love how they sound. Their full and dirty raw nature speak to me the true nature of Grind. Angry, primitive and organic. On this release they pump out 5 noisy as fuck raw tunes and even churn out a rad as fuck rendition of "Just Fucking Die" by Gripe. These tracks were also handled and mastered by J. Randall of Agoraphobic Nosebleed/Grindcore Karaoke. These guys can blast on forever! Just love it love it love it! What I love even more is the DIY effort these dudes put in. Always cranking out new stuff which everybody should gobble up!

On the flip side we have the mighty Gripe. Starting off with a sample from Saving Private Ryan. It leads right into more of the awesome carnage we expect from these dudes. We are even treated to a dope ass cover of Diseksas "War Is Business" These tracks just sound phenomenal. Although I do prefer raw tracks. I always see it as a bonus when bands pull whatever resources they can to deliver audible tracks. Any band can throw a recorder in the middle of a practice room and blare out tunes. (Did somebody mention Sordo?) Once done, package and distribute and hope people will spend 3-5 dollars on a tape/cd/floppy disk and call it a day. It's really awesome when a band can get their shit together and crank out songs like pro's in the shortest amount of time since most studios charge an hourly rate. I'm not sure if they did do it in a studio actually. Shows how much I pay attention to stuff :/

In any case. This was a great release. In short. Both these bands rule. I missed the hands on work of a pro-tape relase. Everybody should buy these tapes from all the labels......it's punk bro.




Tuesday, May 29, 2012

#47 THE DRIP


Now its...

The Drip - The Wasteland Ep

This was a very good release! I hadn't heard of the Drip prior to releasing them but was very eager to begin work on it. The art was rad! It was handled by Arif Rot of Wormrot I believe. ( I've just got into Wormrot. Awesome band need to start picking up their stuff!)

This was a co-release between myself and Vii Caso of Operation Grindcore!
It was actually handled pretty fast in my opinion. It was during this time that I had gotten a new duplicator. My old one just stopped recording onto new tapes. Even worse that I was in the process of dubbing the comp tapes. So as soon as I got the new dubber I tried to crank it out as fast as possible. Vii had sent money for the release and I hate holding onto to peoples money without providing the goods.

On this release the Drip give us 8 tracks of very well produced and refined Grind a la Insect Warfare and Nasum. Very awesome stuff with raging vocals and even tinges on a bit of D-beat influence which is apparent in the guitar strumming. As far as length goes this in my opinion falls right in the "perfect" realm. It's not to short to leave you wanting more, and def not to long to leave you forgetting about it while you do some chores.

This just came out not too long ago so I have tons of copies available/
The Drip have their copies and I think OG should have thiers soon!

Check em out!

#46 CRUTCH/SORDO

And now we have...



OOOooooOOOoo The CRUTCH/SORDO split 

This split along with the Sordo/FBA split was planned out loooong ago. Before this it was the GOYAM/SORDO split. Since that time members of Crutch (formerly Goyam) we're in a bind with their former drummer who was for reasons that won't be mentioned, not a good fit for the band.

They got a new drummer Matt Ants of Anthrot and thier sound just immersed that much better with the fresh blood.

This split really stands out for the Crutch tracks alone. To hear the progression of this band change with each new release is just awesome. They get faster, more fierce and more tight with thier songs. They deliver 5 tracks one of which being a cover of Aus Rottens "Fuck Nazi Sympathy"

I'm pretty sure this was the very first split we had planned out since we had released our demo cd-r. But as things go haha it was delayed for various reasons. Cash, songs, art , etc... We were all really stoked once it did finally see the light of day. On here we have 4 songs. All either previously recorded or released but this time with superior studio recordings. The thing that had me most excited about this release was the art itself haha. I reallly relllay reallllllly wanted to use the cover art for Final Fight. One of my alltime favorite SNES games ever. The cover was just too badass not to use. I'm surprised no one to my knowledge had used it yet. Either way, super glad I did. This was the first tape to be pressed on 100 copies in total. 50 for each band and with alternate covers. Our the Final Fight cover. Crutches side a different version I haven't seen yet.

Our version of this tape sold out! Crutch should still have some and we are awaiting the new covers to which another 25 will be available with soon!


Monday, May 28, 2012

#45 Gripe Pig Servant (Repress)

Neeeeext!

Number 45 is the Gripe repress so we'll do a little thing on that.



As everybody should know Gripe just fucking rip. This was planed out along with Andrew of Operation Grindcore due to the high demend for this new release. The first version of 60 copies sold out within an hour of being put up for sale. So for this we decided to do a cool 100 extra. The most copies I've ever had to press on my own to date for a single release.

Still have a few of these available!

#44 TO DIE

Almost done with the catch up....not really....


To Die are fucking rad as hell! I'm very envious at the fact that many of these bands of the same area (eastern asia i believe? excuse me if i'm blatantly wrong) just pump out tunes and splits and endless releases. I wish I can do that with Sordo! Sort of am but not at the full potential like other bands haha. These dudes are no exception! Their lengthy catalog of releases proves that these dudes are relentless!

This particular tape is a reissue of a double floppy released by our good buddy label Opaqus recs!

Single sided goodness of fastcore PV! Included is a live set! 

Still have loads of copies of this!

Check em out!

#43 LARVA/LOST APPEAL

Now taking a look at...



Ahhhh the LARVA/LOST APPEAL split mini cd.

I was stoked on this release because I was on it! Only kidding....sort of ;)
Anyway, I hadn't recorded any new noise for Larva in the longest time. As i said, the label just has me tied down trying to get stuff out. Even being held back on these write ups.

In any case. This was a very minimalist release. I had some mini-cd's laying around so all this took was to come up with some art. Hardest part was recording the tunes haha.

I wanted to record some new stuff after I had heard the Lost Appeal tracks, which were way better then the Larva by far. I was originally doing noisegrind tracks with sampled drums. Those took forever though and so for this I tried to blare out some bass noise a la Dechecharge. I can't amount to them at all so what you get is some repeated bass picking and various grunts from me.

The Lost Appeal stuff is just sick! First time I got to hear Andrew scream his lungs out! I can describe the noise being similar like a TV coming in and out of focus. Not just one though, many in a room just short circuiting nonstop between static and a mess of incomprehensible noise . Very good stuff indeed!

All copies of this sold out!

Lost Appeal has much more tunes up on the net. Check em out!


as for Larva. I did a google search and found thousands of bands with the same name.
Larva is now RAZ THE EXHORTER


Nothing yet, I'd like to do a cd sometime soon of pure RTE stuff.

#42 BONEACHE

Next up is...


BONEACHE - EXTREME BONE TRITURATION

Brazil is known for many things. In the underground however. It's infamously known for it's seemingly endless network of goregrind bands.

A while back I picked up a tape entitled the "Brazil Scene" might I say it was one of the filthiest chunks of plastic I had ever heard. All the bands were just pumping out tune after tune of sick and gory grind with low gutterel growls and screams. I knew what I was in for when I was contacted by Glesio to do a release haha.

We eventually got to work out a release and so this came out!

Boneache - Extreme Bone Trituration.

The amount of tunes this guy pops out along with all the other dirty grinders would give Final Exit a run for thier money! This was a double sided tape featuring over almost and hours worth of music divided amongst the two sides. Pure audio rape of the ears! 

I still have loads of copies of this. In fact, i'm still wating on a bulk trade from Glesio. Should probably ask him about it haha.

This dude is a machine and is still grinding out more new tunes!


#41 Video Nasty



Up next in the long catch up is....

VIDEO NASTY!

I was hit up by Matt Hex about putting out some sick noise tunes on tape! I wasn't dissapointed. Inferior Tools was an awesome release that I was very happy to put out. Extremely limted to boot. 25 copies in total all sprayed blue with a nice white splatter. Each tape came with a button of the vid nasty logo.

For an idea how it sounds, just imagine the soundtrack to a snuff film. It's the best representation I can give. The name Video Nasty should speak in of itself to be a dirty and controversial name. One which would logically have to be accompanied by dirty grimy noise tunes.

A sick release and all sold out too! You can find some online download versions!

Follow them here!

#40 Blister Unit (and some ranting)

It's been a while since I posted something. Mainly because of how unrelentingly busy I've been with work and the label and my own band.

Work is work, need to work to keep the label going. The label is going because I'd still like to continue to help put bands out and help out. Lately though it's becoming a challenge with the amount of people that have been stiffing me. Word to the wise. Never agree to send international packs without receiving some sort of payment either in the form of cash, trades or goats blood.

My band has been taking a break not by choice to be honest, but more because I haven't called my drummer to set up a practice. The label has me by the balls almost but I aim on fixing that soon since we have a lot we all want to accomplish and get finsihed.

That's it for the rant for now. Onto the main release at hand.


The last release I wrote up on was KORPSTENCHE. If you've been keeping up with me then you'll know I'm pretty far behind with these write ups. Hope to get many done right now...onto BLISTER UNIT!





This release was very delayed. Around this time I believe I had begun on the Comp which sucked up a good 2 months of life from me haha. It's still bleeding me even right now! Anyhow, these guys were very nice and patient which I very much appreciated. Even after continuous "Almost done" replys and "In a bit" they kept their cool and like sir's stood waiting with thier heads up.

If you haven't heard of Blister Unit, I can describe them as a large Rhino charging at you full speed. Just imagine that for a second. a large angry creature with you locked on it's sights. The sound of it's giant feet pummeling your ear drums. You know a certain gruesome death is in store for you. Blister Unit make you feel like that. Not like your gonna die. But your inner doomed person about to be trampled by a fucking rhino!

Along with the single sided tapes came buttons!

Check out the sweet ass rad as fuck grinding violence here!


I do believe all my copies of this sold out! Go beg em for a copy!


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Sposa En Alto Mare Review

Today I'm going to be doing a review!
I don't normally do these and quite honestly don't see myself as a reviewer of any sorts. Mostly because I feel like I don't have the proper language skills to fully express what I feel about a band or even describe how exactly they sound.

In any way here we go!

I first got into these guys a while back. I ordered a big mystery pack from Bullshit Propaganda, a rad as fuck label. I loved EVERY thing I got in the mystery pack. One of the said releases was the AGATHOCLES/SPOSA EN ALTO MARE split. I was a bit bummed when I saw it since I had given up my quest for AGx releases. Either way, after being dissapointed with the AGx side I got a chance to spin the SEAM side. It was fucking great! Totally blew the AGx side out of the water with blistering fast as fuck grind/hardcore fastcore shit.

Immediately after I looked em up on google and found out they were based in Italy. After spending all my money on BSP I had no more to pick up what they had :(

The next day I kid you not they hit me up and I was like...ZZZOMG!!! These guys are talking to me from Italy!! They asked me if I could do a review of their tape and I was like ....ZZZZZOMG! I'm talking to these guys!....IN ITALY! :D

After exchanging a few words I received two promo tapes from them to bring you this review!



1.GELO/SPOSA EN ALTO MARE - We Don't Like Your Face! split

This is the first tape I listened too.
On the A side is Gelo. The first song LOBOTOMIA begins at a mid tempo beat with really cool groove riiffage accompanied with a gruff singer who kinda barks the vocals out. The riffs come with a lot of changes. Keeps your brain moving and strays from being stale. It's sped a whole lot up on the second track PIUTTOSTO UCCIDIMI and vocals take a turn for what I would consider actual singing haha and not screaming. It's a nice change of pace, although not one you would expect often from a crust or grind band.
The same general pace is kept throughout the 8 songs. Very clean production with a bit more of a lean towards thrash then crust/grind in my opinion.

5 members in total for this band lyrics tend to focus on animal abuse, morbid thoughts on the self, and the troubles of being forced to live with a ignorant uninformed public.

Right into the B side of SPOSA ALTO MARE

These guys squeeze two extra songs in and in turn make for shorter recordings. I prefer short songs myself, after about 1:30 for some bands I just tune out. These guys definitly have a bigger lean towards grind a la Cripple Bastards. Make sense since they're both from Italy. All these tracks really tie in well with each other. We're also given a really cool synth electro style song at the end which is just hilarious after hearing grind jams for the last 15 minuets. We are even given a very good rendition of Anal Cunts "Youre A Cop", they stay pretty close to the original without sounding like they are trying to go for an exact copy of the song. Again, very good production on this. The bass guitar seems to be drowned out by the guitar, but after listening for a bit the hint drops that the bass stays about where the guitar is riff wise. The vocals compliment the instruments just right. The lyrics focus on macho asshole, the dangers of excessive drug use. Te beautiful country of Italy and fear of an atomic halocaust

300 pieces were made. All pressed on opaque red shells with a very nicely printed insert that seems to fold out forever. It contains all the lyrics and credits for the songs in Italian as well as in English which is just awesome. I was very lucky to receive copy number 16...or 14....it could be 26/24 or even 74/76. A bit hard to read since everybody's handwriting is different.

Overall a cool release.

Second up is a huge 4-way split


I very much enjoyed this tape because the SEAM side was all live material. Recorded very well too, and not on a cellphone like other bands have been guilty of doing for a release.  The bands on this release were TURRONIZER - grind from Spain who give us a rad as fuck live set from when they played in Barcelona. Awesome high pitched vocals and a great band presence. They stay true to my favorite motto "Play Fast Or DIE" 13 songs in total complete with a Napalm Death cover.

EBOLA -goregrind from Italy. I'm not a fan of goregrind very much. so i'm very selective when it comes to a band that claims to be gore. Ebola were okay. Nothing caught my fancy and not so much memorable stuff in there for me. 

Flip over to the B side and we get a super live rendition of a set from SEAM. The songs are tighter and plenty faster. I've always appreciated a band who could play faster live. You can tell the adrenaline is pumping when you hear them playing. Testosterone is in full force in this recording and you can totally tell they were all mad as hell to be playing like this. Again, we are given a silly techo like synth pop song that just makes me bust up as soon as it starts. These guys crank out 12 tunes. 10 if you don't count intro's and outros as songs. Either way. Lots of songs for a short live set. 

The last band was Hippy Crack from Finland. This one threw me off since I was just pummled with a brutal grind onslaught. Hippy Crack just hit the brakes and give us a really cool and weird noise recording. The sensation of floating in space is really apparent. It's a bit hard to get into, and it doesn't last long enough to fully sink into. Need to hear a bit more from these guys.

Lastly as a bonus!

The AGATHOCLES/SPOSA EN ALTO MARE split 7''
When I think of AGx I think Mince. These tracks had me scratching my head from the get go. We are given three very slow paced D-Beat tracks. I love D-beat with a burning passion, but these tracks just seem to drag on. Almost as if they we're forced. And with a title like "Grind Pope" you kinda get the feeling that steam is running low on this engine.

The SPOSA side was just unrelenting. It starts out with an intro of from some movie or something and then right into a huge wave of trash noise goodness. We are given 5 tracks, three if you don't count Intro's and Outros again. They put out a whopping 666 pieces of this slab of wax out. I got a banana yellow copy myself handumbered a like 566 or something.

Overall a great release for the SPOSA side alone.

If you'd like to get in touch with SPOSA hit them up here!

gustorana@libero.it

Listen to SPOSA EN ALTO MARE!


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

#39 KORPSTENCHE


I've mentioned this once before. I don't want DIY NOISE to be a strictly one genre type of label. I guess I'd be off my rocker since I usually put out really low-profile stuff but in no way do I want to contain myself to Grind or PV. Today's the day I share with you the first Black Metal release for DIYN.

  KORPSTENCHE - THREATENING CEREMONIES




(A bit off topic but this new post layout with the blogger is just fantastic!)

Being raised a religious person knowing only a select discography of music doesn't allow for me to do this release any justice. For the longest time anything that was abrasive to the ears was automatically considered satanic music. In hindsight, it's pretty funny how much music is considered to be for Beelzebub. He probably has a huge discography of tunes at his disposal. 


I'll be upfront, I have no idea what Black Metal is supposed to sound like or what makes someone good. The absolute best I can do is give an honest opinion with fresh ears. 

It was exciting to hear a new genre for the first time. I had heard other black metal songs in passing at times but I had never sat down to go through a full album. Before I start dubbing tapes systematically I always sit down and dub the master. Rather then let the tape run while I play video games or answer email, I like to sit down and soak up just exactly what I'm releasing. It'd be pretty dumb of me to put something out without so much as listening to it.

The 11 track EP starts off with a drone sound which leads into a sweet heart wrench distorted guitar. It ends soon enough. The follow-up jumps right into the eerie distorted guitar as hit after hit of...hits are delivered. The bass is audible enough in the background (after checking the instruments I came to realize there is no bass) 

I found myself laying down while listening to this. I find that for each genre of music that doesn't suit your normal palette you need to find someway to make the tunes fit in to whatever you are doing. In this case I laid myself down and put myself in a horror flick. I imagined a group of teenagers rummaging through an old wooden cabin only to stumble upon a copy of the necronomicon. Oddly enough my vision seemed to fit with the tunes. 


The third track brings on a nice change of speed the likes of which I'm accustomed to hearing. The key tremolo picking is present as well as the the blasting beats. We also get to hear the first vocals being laid down. They come out raw like a rabid dog barking at a poor defenseless victim about to have their throat ripped agape.

With my knowledge of Black Metal I was under the impression that all that happened was intense tremolo picking with blastbeats pounding away in the background.

A really cool stand out song for me was track 6 "Tears Of Tragedy" The title suits the mood of the song. An acoustic guitar with steel strings with a hint of reverb to give off a somber ambiance. The inclusion of what I believe of wind instruments gives it a nice touch as well.

Track 9 oddly enough puts us in a woodland area haha. A few seconds of birds and a nearby creek are the soundscape as a creeping ominous sensation begins to overwhelm the surroundings. It leads right into a pounding beat that goes on with the vocals barking in the back. 


As I said before, I came into this with a fresh pair of ears. From now and on I'll be comparing anything related to Black Metal with this band.

This was a nice standout release for a variety of reasons. The first and foremost, this being my first Black Metal Release. The second being that it opened me up to try out and give other Black Metal artists a go without passing it up. Third, Eddie was just a fantastic dude to work with. Great guy with kinds words about the label and an honest sense of DIY. Thanks for the funds to help put this out Eddie! I hope to find myself putting out another Black Metal release. Hopefully a future Korpstenche follow up as well!


Check out the music here!



All copies of this release have sold out by the way. 
Hit up Korpstench personally to see if they have any copies left!


Thursday, March 1, 2012

#37 HYPEREMISIS #38 BAGHEADS

I'm seriously in love with the bagheads.

These dudes just make me wanna give up playing noise and start a new band in hopes to try and emulate them in terms of noisegrind goes.

And so, I'm very proud and honored to have been able to put out this sweet monstrosity.

25 of these fuckers inside a spongebob squarepants bag haha.

Get it? Cause bagheads. BAGheads?
It's funny...RIGHT!?!?!?

Anyway.

Rad as fuck noisegrind. For NOISEFREAKS ONLY!

POSERS FUCK RIGHT OFF!









*Forgot to write up on the Hyperemisis/Rotten Bitch split*



I was hit up by Andy I believe about releasing his Mincegore project on tape. He was gonna split with Rotten Bitch. I hadn't heard of any of Andy's previous work but I loved this stuff. I'm not a fan of goregrind but as mentioned above this is actually mincegore!

Still more gore but with enough hints of mince for me to enjoy very much :)

The Rotten Bitch side is pure flith!
Porn?Gore? No clue. But it was worth a listen. Made 50 in total, and I still need to send Andy his copies. Doing so soon!
Sold out by the way.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

#36 HEDORAH

Finally got around to get some new stuff done.

Today's release is Hedorah!
Hailing from the dirty run down slums of detroit comes a band that def shows the toll that the harsh city can take on a few individuals.

With abrasive yet infectiously rhythmic songs, one can only be sucked into a dark and evil void.

The production on this is just fantastic. And I only hope the transfer to tape format will add more depth and raw energy to this already fantastic act.

Check it out here!

http://hedorahhighonsmog.bandcamp.com/

For fans of grind/sludge/doom/crust.

50 tapes in total. These dudes were rad and helped me out with the costs so 40 went to them and 10 for myself.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

#33 SORDO/FBA

I am SO glad this is finally out. I'm pretty sure more then 6 months have passed since this was announced.
Anyway more noisy tunes!

This time in 40 copies.

I don't really like to say much about my own releases. I feel like i'm being pretentious and uppity.

But I will say this.

Our side was recorded a while back. We we're still trying to keep (or at least attempt) to play Powerviolence. Fact of the matter is we can't really. I can name like 6 bands who pull the sound off way better then us. I think by this time we had also agreed to do like 6-7 other splits. We were def trying to knock em out so grinding out tunes was our aim for this time frame.

In the end we cranked about about 1:29 worth of music. Nothing really. That's pretty much a single.
Even after audio samples we only brought it up to about 2 minuets.

FBA was still on hold with thier stuff and in that time we were gathering up some live material for our (now cancelled) split with Goyam (now Crutch, whom we are resuming the split under that name).

I took all the compiled live tracks including a noise like intro and added it to the FBA split matieral and we came up to about 6:50 worth of tunes.

The recorded tracks sound nice and raw. They capture our spastic essence whenever we play live and joke around with our improv songs.

The live recordings are one FUCKING racket. Complete with tons of feedback and noise whirring oscillations that will make your brain numb.

In the end, I was very happy with the material.

The FBA side is rad as well.
It starts with a noiselike-drone out- psychotic attack. It reminded of me of American Psycho.
It goes on for a few and then in come the tunes. Great jams that were unlike the early FBA stuff. The early stuff was more fastcore type stuff. This time it's slower, more sludgy. It treks along. Like someone taking stabs at a rabid wolf in a maniacal rage.

#35 CRUTCH

Ooooooooo....this is a good one.

There is a big big big story with these guys.
Includind several name changes and a few line-up changes I believe.

Crutch are from so-so cal. Close to ze border!!
Reppin that NORTH COUNTY NOISE VIOLENCE.

Imagine the filthy love child of Infest and Iron Lung.
What you would get is the bastard offspring that would be Crutch.

Before they were Crutch they were Goyam. A short lived band that was gonna do a split with Sordo. After a brief stint with the drummer, remaining members Martin and Kevin recruited Matt of Anthort.

The songs became heavier. More grim and vagrant.
This ep, contains all the songs from the first Goyam ep and more, including a DROPDEAD cover.

Don't sleep on this!

#33 HOY PINOY/ SET ASIDE FOR GENOCIDE

SHITSHITSHITSHITSHITSHITSHITSHITSHITSHITSHIT........

These were the very first thoughts that raced through my mind when I found out I was putting this out.

It starts off like this.

A few months back, the lovely LA grinders had asked my band Sordo to come play a show.
We had a blast and if I remember...it was the same day as the split with CancerxPatient came out.

After the show had ended we were just talking to a bunch of dudes from the show.
Somehow I overheard someone say something related to having trouble putting out a release.

I interjected suggesting that if needed I'd be more then happy to help out.
I was talking to SAFG I believe and they had told me it was a split with *******

I couldn't hear what he said. My ears were ringing from playing so close to my bass amp.
At the time I had never heard of SAFG (Set Aside For Genocide)
When I got home and got in contact with SAFG they sent me the art for the release and to my complete shock found out the other band on the split.

HOY FUCKIN PINOY!

This was like... the fuckin Mega Lotto for me!

I love this band!
Awesome shit that seemed so far away from me for some reason. The kind of band you see only from the poster hanging in your bedroom kinda deal.

I may be off my hinges, but it's just how I felt.




Aside from the rad as fuck artwork from The Pit Stage in Mortal Kombat, both of the bands chuck out very awesome spurts of fastcore/PV

Hoy Pinoy play a sound similar to Spazz, so if you're them. You'll love these guys.
SAFG play sans guitar and have a cross kinda sound of Godstomper and No Comment.

Very good solid release. A must have for PV/Fastcore fans.

#32 GRIPE - PIG SERVANT

FUCK!
This shit went faster then ANY of my releases ever.

Gripe RIP THROUGH YOUR FUCKIN SKULL with another crazy ass hate fulled grind rampage!

Their latest offering Pig Servant deals utter devastation unlike heard before from their first release The Future Doesn't Need you (which I also put out ;)...)

I just can't grasp how fast this tape went. 60 copies were made and my shares were gone within the first hours I had it up.

I haven't even had a chance to mail off the bands copies yet. It's been about 2 weeks already.
I've been trying to save up a bit of cash to help out with the 7'' version of the same title.

Can't wait to hear this on a slab of wax.

A 2nd run of tapes (this time of 100) has already been scheduled and will be co-released with Andrew from Operation Grindcore.

Stay on the lookout. These nihilist grinders will not fade away any time soon.

#31 HOGLUST

What can I say about this band.

Well in all honesty, not much.
This band is now defunct.

And I think it's a shame when a good band has to call it a day. Sincerely, I don't know to much about this band other then the fact that it was a really REALLY good one.

From the little I do know, I can say that this reminded me of ( I hate comparing bands to other well known bands...so I think I'll skip on that)

The Ep titled "Support Hate" starts out with the ever basic "1,2,3,4" in snare form. Followed by a onslaught of fierce female vocals that shrill in your ear like a blender. The riffs are very memorable and infectious. They stick to you like a vinyl chair on a hot summers day. ?...?

As the first some comes to a close we are presented a slew of farm animal noises.
What I can only imagine as a giant orgy being orchestrated Old McDonald himself.

The Ep finishes just about as fast as it starts and just leaves you feeling robbed of something.
It's too short. A wonderful ep, only to be shot down faster then a premature ejaculation.

 50 tapes out and did I mention that this was a split release with OEPRATION GRINDCORE!?

I hope either Andrew or Vii does a review of this (maybe they have already?) They can give you a better description of this then I can.

50 tapes!
all numbered.
20 to Andrew.
20 for myself
and 10 to Hoglust upon their request.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

#30 PSYCHOTIC SUFFERANCE

Today's update is Psychotic Sufferance! These dudes are fuckin ill! Crazy legendary band from what I've gathered. You know those bands that do like a TON of splits with virtually any band. This is one of those bands. It's something I've always appreciated about bands like this. It just shows that they aren't lazy and are very motivated to keep writing and constantly grinding out new tunes. It's easy to just make a racket and call it a split, but with these guys-you can honestly tell they care and put a lot of effort into thier work. All while enjoying what they do by having tons of fun.

I was very happy to be able to put this out. A rad as hell one sided full length featuring 18 songs that clock in at around 14 minuets.

50 tapes in total. Some have a blue splatter design where as others have a half tone color of green and orange.

Check em out!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/PSYCHOTIC-SUFFERANCE/135981805742



Saturday, January 14, 2012

#29 LARVA/BAGHEADS/()/BBTWEOAH

*Original title was "FUCK PINK FLOYD*

Fuck them up their stupid asses. "Oh I'm David Gilmore! Fuckin worship me cause I use to play with Pink Floyd!" "Play Alice in Wonderland and Dark Side of the Moon! They totally sync together!"

I fuckin hate snotty pretentious musicians. Anybody who claims to have talent and brushes anybody else who can't play legatos smoothly or plays in the wrong pentameter key. I don't even know what I'm talking about now.

More noise shit!

Very happy with this release.
I was trying to do constant LARVA releases. Just for fun, and also because I kinda wanted to emulate G.D and Bastard Noise with all the splits they put out within a matter of months It doesn't seem like I have so much free time to make noise and have fun with it.

This was originally supposed to be a series of splits with each band. Stuff came up and called for tapes to be shared and so this came about. A nice and really diverse 4-way noise split. With how well this one turned out I think I might even compile a noise comp on tape soon! Who knows! Time will tell!

The artists here are myself adding up another tally mark with LARVA. about 10 minutes of noisecore/grind.
Vii Caso of Hiroshima Vacation and contributor at Operation Grindcore brings a very nice 5 minuet noize piece. Crazy grind stuff and all tweaked out with crazy distortion and shit. More cyber like. Then we have the Bagheads. Two meth freaks from an undisclosed trailer park.And last but not least is Paul Phipps of Rectal Twat other awesome noise acts. Bringing to the table a heaping 26 minuets of acoustic death metal!

Crazy!!!

So for this I just did 40 tapes. I don't think people are gonna want this. I'm pretty sure this will be up for download for free sometime in the near future even haha, so if you're not into collecting or anything don't bother!

This one was particularly lazy on my part. This was sitting on the queue for quite a while. The cards were stitting on my desk for a few months I believe. I had just needed time to dub the tapes. I was REALLY dreading the dubbing for the Paul Phipps section. One tape at a time would of meant...10+ hours of dubbing. I did these with the duplicator because FUCK QUALITY! and was able to do them in about 3 hours.

Each tape has a nice handmade marking with the saying "U MAD BRO?" on one side and "ESTAS ENOJADO HERMANO?" spanish for "Are these my pancakes?"

Also, pretty geeky on my part but I actually numbered these. 1-40 and I covered each with a lotto style scratcher sticker. A pretty neat thing, in my opinion, just to add some flair-if any-to the tape.