Monday, December 13, 2010

Happy cASSmass Saturday, December 18th

U.D.I., B.I.E & 3CLs puke, thrash, flash and dash at the Old Miami one more time before 2010 gets snorted away.
Happy cASSmass

Monday, November 29, 2010

First XBRAINIAX Show in Michigan in over 2.5 Years!



This is the first XBRAINIAX show in Michigan in over 2.5 years. You should be there.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 9, 2011.
NORTHEND STUDIOS
2937 GRAND BLVD.
DETROIT.

INFERNAL STRONGHOLD
BATTLEMASTER
XBRAINIAX
LT. DAN
SHITLIFE

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving mASSacre TONIGHT! PJ's Lager House

What better way to say thanks for........well......you get to be with family and friends on Thursday and hopefully don't have to work.  What better way to thank them then to show up deaf and hungover.  6 bands $10.  One of the biggest bar nights of the year and going anywhere else sucks.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

TONIGHT at the Contemporary Art Institue of Detroit

Wednesday is one of the biggest bar nights of the year.  La de freakin da.  A bunch of people that you don't know, and likely don't care about, are sucking up precious oxygen from your favorite watering hole.  So get your tolerance level at a more respectable level by starting tonight at the CAID.  Great place.  Great bands and a cheap time.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Hellmouth Release Show & Website!


Big show coming up! Plus the new Hellmouth website has been launched.

www.cultovhellmouth.com

Monday, November 1, 2010

New Spider Cuddler Stuff!!!

A couple of new things on the Spider Cuddler site....

First, tickets to the Hellmouth release show are now available online through Spider Cuddler, as well as at Incognito (Royal Oak), UHF (Royal Oak) and Flipside Records (Clawson). Tix are only 5 bux!

Also, the 3rd installment in the Detroit series is now up! This month has the old school melodic punk of ANGRY RED PLANET, drunk punx A.L.D., the heavy metal horror show HALLOWEEN, the liberty-spiked sounds of S.B.L.C., and metallic industrialists NOC BARRAGE.



Thursday, October 14, 2010

Monday, October 11, 2010

New Hellmouth Song Premiered!!!!

The song "Desperate & Violent" from the forthcoming record Gravestone Skylines was premiered on Noisecreep.

Thursday, October 7, 2010


A few days late on the “Smash The Silence” post for this month. Part 2 of the 4-month long Detroit series is now up. The bands this month show a more varied side of the underground music scene in the 80s & 90s.


Featured are the man-eating machine INSIDE OUT, thrash metalheads DEATHCORP, anti-PC punx CATFISH, industrial dance pioneers SHOCK THERAPY and horror punk legends FEISTY CADAVERS.


http://www.spidercuddler.com/smashthesilence.html

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Cro-Mags! Friday! Break out! Nooowwwwwwwww


This Friday at the Shelter
$12, all ages, doors at 8pm.

CRO-MAGS
H8 Inc
Dogz of War
Nightbringer
I Am Cursed

cross your fingers, we should have Nightbringer 7"s

Monday, October 4, 2010

If You Miss These Shows You Will Miss Out

Voice of Anger has decided to call it a day.  If you haven't seen, heard or experienced them you should.  Detroit is losing one of its greatest assets.  You have two more chances.
Resistant Culture from CA
Live to Kill
Lt. Dan
and Full Scale Panic
at the Bohemian National House
3009 Tillman, Detroit
A fantastic DIY art and music venue
$8 7PM Tuesday Oct. 12th










   The last hurrah will be at Corktown Tavern
Thursday Oct. 14th with UK crust legends
Hellbastard
Final Assault
Taisto
Writhing
Support these shows. These venues. These bands. We will miss Thom and VOA but be sure that whatever they venture into it will be good.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Refuge Skate Shop Benefit Raffle

Hey Everyone,

Im gonna be running a Raffle for the Refuge Benefit show.
Im asking if any band could possibly donate a Record, CD, Tape, Tshirt,
or whatever you could for it.
I would like to do a MIHC prize. A little something from every band i could get.

Also, if anyone works at a restaurant or something that could donate a gift certificate,
let me know!

Email me with any questions!

thanks!

majikjimmy@yahoo.com

Friday, September 10, 2010

Maximum Rock N Roll Review

Maximum Rocknroll review Who Can Belong


DEATHSKIN RAZORS- "Who Can Belong" CD

Rather than the faux-arty metallic crust suggested by the cover art, Detroit's DEATHSKIN RAZORS deliver crushing hardcore on the eleven-track Who Can Belong. Needless to say, this was a pleasant surprise for your CD-wary reviewer. I'm not really up on the latest bands from this end of the HC spectrum so i can't offer any contemporary comparisons, but DEATHSKIN RAZORS play a modern-sounding style that draws elements of the CRO-MAGS, INTEGRITY and even INFEST at times. In other words, heavy and brutal- but without a tough-guy macho element. (I'm not saying the songs are about flowers and holding hands, but they're not about beating down backstabbing ex-friends, either.) Break-downs abound. (CS) Read more:

3rd Annual Punkfest to Benefit Children's Hospital Detroit

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

THIS SATURDAY!

Come hang out! Great Bands! Good Food! Newer Venue!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

OLD SCHOOL DETROIT SERIES - PART ONE


Ok...we all know that hardcore, punk and metal had thriving scenes in the early 1980's in the Metro Detroit area. No one will ever question the importance or greatness of those early bands. Their influence can still be heard around the world. But...what everyone always says is that somewhere around 1985 it all died. Maybe this was true in other cities, but there was no music drought in and around southeast Michigan. From the mid 80s to the mid 90s, bands in the Detroit area were still creating some of the best music around.

For the next 3-4 months, the "Smash The Silence" section of Spider Cuddler Records will be a tribute to those great bands. For those that were there, it's always good to hear these songs again. For those who were not old enough to be involved, you can check out what some of your favorite local bands were listening to when they were younger.

This month is COLD AS LIFE, SOCIAL SCARE, UNCLEAN, SKRAPS & HERESY.



Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Support Your Scene and Your Decaying Future

Record stores are a rare thing nowadays.  "Back in the good old days" you couldn't swing a drunk punk without hitting a store or two crammed with vinyl, CDs and everything else in between.
Now we have Hybrid Moments at 22730 Woodward Ave, between Nine Mile and Troy in Ferndale.  And with that they have been putting on shows.

Enabler from MN are stumbling in to play their great style of Burp-Beat.
ZKINZ are local legends that combine Totalitar with Bastard (you read that right, if you don't know who these bands are it's your loss).
Final Assault had to cancel as one of their schlubs had to commit to a life of crime.

Support this show.  Support this record store AND EVERY other record store you see.  Go into them and put up flyers.  Hold a record, buy a CD.  Support your scene, your art and your friends.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Best band you've never heard... looking for a drummer.

These motherfuckers are gonna be incredible if they ever find a drummer. Hit them up if you rule. Do not sleep on these guys.

Guitarist and bassist seeking drummer for tight, classic-style thrash band...

influenced by all the classic stuff: old Sepultura, Kreator, Slayer, Exodus,
High On Fire, Warbringer, Saviours, Sabbath, etc, etc, etc... email
kidzralright@yahoo.com
Youtube links to some our guitar riffs and ideas...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kc-s5p7jATE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfuWQDdZAo0

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Friday the 13th........Watch Out

It's summer time.  Young, taut teenagers are camping and doing things they shouldn't be doing. And we watch it all unfold on the big screen every time and yell at them because we know what's coming next.  And we've watched 12 times!  In the woods, in space, on a boat, with a goat, etc. etc.

This Friday the 13th will be different.  We've got five bands, $5 and a hell of a good time.  Some of us are flabby, maybe gassy, maybe surly, maybe burly and a little furry.  But it will be a loud and good time with Attentant & Oiltanker coming from Connecticut to join in on the fun.  Put down the machete, take off the hockey mask and come to PJ's Lager House on Michigan Ave in Detroit.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Just an FYI About Saturday's Show

Some people have not quite figured out that this band is playing Saturday with a singer from a different band.  Don't miss this opportunity.  It may not happen again.  Or at very least not very often.

You've been advised.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

New Hellmouth / Explode & Make Up 7''

The split 7'' from HELLMOUTH / EXPLODE & MAKE UP (current & ex-88 Fingers Louie, The Methadones, The Bomb) is available now on Underground Communique Records out of Chicago. The 7'' is a limited press of 430 copies (110 black, 160 green and 160 purple). Each band has one new song and a cover song.

The 7'' can be ordered directly at http://tinyurl.com/hm-eamu-pre-order

The new Hellmouth song, "Tragedy Of A City" is posted now at www.myspace.com/666hellmouth

Monday, July 19, 2010

FREE FESTIVAL AUGUST 7th


8 Bands starting at 6PM

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Wowser...White Flag....Really.....TONIGHT!

Never thought I'd see this one.  White Flag is stopping in our lovely city on their way down to Cleveland to keep the Why Be Something Your Not book release parties going (July 31st here in Detroit look beeeeloooowwwww).
PJ's Lager House
$10
Amino Acids, Ameobas and The Fury get it started.
If you don't know who this is you'd better do a some sort of internets search and get a history lesson.
See you there

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Punk, punk, punk, punk, grind, hardcore, punk,punk.....

July 21st. Two shows. One night. Cheap, yummy, loud and screamy.

Early in the night at Corktown Tavern.
Sorrower, (from AZ), Taisto (from Lansing ex-Babehammer) & Live to Kill (local legends)

Show starts at 7PM FOR ONLY $3.


There will be FREE (yes FREE) veggie food (yes meat free suckers). So stuff your gut. Booze it up. Get your ear drums pummeled.

You thought you were done? Pbbbsttt not even close. After walking a straight line out of Corktown go down to the Trumbullplex. The night continues intot he witching hour with:
Anguish
Shitfucker and........
Cognitive Dissonance (from Minneapolis)

Rest easy knowing that you will have so much fun that your belly will be full, your braincells splattered and your britches soiled.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

New "Smash The Silence" Posted

The July post of “Smash The Silence” is up! It features BLACK BREATH (Seattle, WA), H8 INC. (Detroit, MI), WE ARE THE UNION (Ann Arbor, MI), and CITY OF SHIPS (Gulf Coast, FL).

www.spidercuddler.com/smashthesilence.html

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The Pallbearers (from NOLA) Wed at the Comet Bar


The Pallbearers (NOLA Horror Punks), U.D.I. (Thrash-city Drunk Punks) and one more are rolling into the Comet on Wednesday June 30th and stumbling out later that night, bloody, slutty and hungry.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Fun Starts Tonight

Tonight starts the fun and chaos for three days, and somehow/conicidentally, at Small's in Hamtramck.

Wednesday: Murphy's Law with Deathskin Razors, D.A. & Death in Custody. Original post here. $10 All Ages.

Thursday: The Melvins. They cannot be categorized/pigeonholed into one genre. They are playing a double set. If you've never seen them now is the time. $15 advance. $18 day of. All Ages.

Friday: D.O.A., Shotbaker, The Bill Bondsmen, Final Assault & Kommie Kilpatrick. $12 in advance, $15 day off. All Ages.

You can catch up on sleep when you're dead.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

MICHIGAN MELTDOWN FEST


I know its not Detroit, but alot of great MI bands will be playing. Come out!


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Burning Love (ex Cursed) three shows in the Detroit area


The LP smokes. Its on iTunes (and the shadier parts of the internet), and they'll have the LP at the shows.

Monday, June 21
Burning Love (ex Cursed, Swarm, etc)
Nightbringer
Minus 9
End Trails
at Refuge for "Go Skateboarding Day" 7pm, $7, all ages


Thursday, July 15
Coliseum
Burning Love
From Hell +1
at Smalls, $10, 8pm


Saturday, July 17
Coliseum
Burning Love
NRR
at Frankies, Toledo 9pm $10 all ages

Monday, June 7, 2010

Bottom of the Lake Recording Studio

J.C. at Bottom of the Lake in Toledo, OH is looking to record some bands in the next couple of weeks.

He has very inexpensive rates and said he'd record you for free if he likes your band.

He has recorded the upcoming NIGHTBRINGER stuff, the DISCONNECTED stuff, and he's currently working on recording vocals for the upcoming HERDS 7".

Contact him here: sayl.oner@gmail.com

Monday, May 31, 2010

SPIDER CUDDLER RECORDS' “Smash The Silence” for the month of June features an all Michigan line-up with xTYRANTx (Detroit, MI), DISCO ASSAULT (Detroit, MI), DAMAGES (Grand Rapids, MI), and TAOZINS (Livingston Co., MI). You can listen to these bands and many more at www.spidercuddler.com/smashthesilence.html

Friday, May 28, 2010

electronic DESTRUCTIVE music festival THIS SATURDAY


After getting blipped, blopped and beeped out come down to the Comet Bar. Outside...all day and night. Music starts at 6 PM. $3 gets you in. More $$$ and knowing and/or asking the right people will get you in the right state of mind. Bands include:
Blowjobs for Profit, Ironclad, Linoleum Blownapart, Final Ässault , The Kalashnikovs, The Clots, H8 Inc & Detroit 442.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

cab for sale:


FOR SALE: Marshall jcm 900 1960 4x12 cab. $250 firm. email 666hellmouth@gmail.com

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Inepsy and last Disco Assault show in Windsor

Inepsy are doing a Canadian tour so the closest they'll get to Detroit is Windsor.  This will also be Disco Assault's last Windsor show, which is a downer, but hopefully they go out on a good note and carry on in new bands.  Bring your passport for the border!

Monday, May 17, 2010

KYKLOOPPIEN SUKUPUUTTO Thursday May 21st at the Comet


Kyklooppien Sukupuutto (Finnish hardcore masters....hard to pronounce...easy to listen) will be raging through Detroit on their way down to Chaos in Tejas. Taisto (From Lansing via Finland) and Live to Kill bring the power and the fury. This will be one of those "you had to be there" type of shows. $5 gets you a pile 'o' fun

Monday, May 10, 2010

Friday, June 4, 2010 in Toledo.


Great show in Toledo on Friday, June 4, 2010.

Condominium (Minneapolis) has a new 7" out on Deer Healer right now.

Nightbringer has new 7"s coming out on High Anxiety and Deer Healer soon.

Wastelander covers GG Allin and has a metal logo.

NRR is a newer band you don't want to miss.


Thursday, May 6, 2010


Deathskin Razors is going to be having our CD Release show at the upcoming Murphys Law show. We leave for tour shortly after. Come hangout before we leave!


Monday, May 3, 2010

Fight Like Hell live #1

Len from Nightbringer and I will be setting up a hardcore show every month at the Shelter under the name "Fight Like Hell".  Starting things off with a bang, Slang from Japan, Mind Eraser from Massachusetts, and locals Nightbringer, Final Assault, and Disconnected.  The goal is to get the local scene really strong again, it has already begun, so come out and lend your support.

New Post @ SpiderCuddler.com

A new "Smash The Silence" is posted on the Spider Cuddler Records website. The bands featured for May are BLACK TEETH (IL), COMMON ENEMY (PA), BURN THE HEARSE (MI) and FIREWORKS (MI). Past posts have featured Michigan acts NIGHTBRINGER, THE A-GANG, BEAST IN THE FIELD, WRITHING and AGAINST THE GRAIN.

Go to http://spidercuddler.com/smashthesilence.html to check it out!

Sorry Excuse returns to Toledo!!

KC's answer to Coke Bust returns to Toledo at the Black Cherry!! New bassist for Disconnected. Night Bringer is still Michigans best band!! Be here!!

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Deathskin Razors July Tour

Deathskin Razors will be doing a 11 day tour in July with our friends Under Anchor.

Here is a rough idea of the dates!

July 1st - Toledo, OH
July 2nd - Buffalo / Syracuse, NY
July 3rd & 4th - Fest in Burlington, VT
July 5th - Boston
July 6th - NYC
July 7th - Philly
July 8th - New Brunswick, NJ
July 9th - Washington DC
July 10th - Pittsburgh
July 11th - Cleveland, OH

Monday, April 26, 2010

the True Cult ov Hellmouth. First update of 2010.


Right now it's the calm before the storm. "There will be quiet," as Mike Ferraro said. But be patient and that quiet will soon turn to turmoil, tumult, bombs, death and eventually three new 7"s followed by a new fucking album!

First up in the chain of events is a big show at the Shelter on Friday May 7th. Hellmouth is being supported by Against the Grain, Isosceles Mountain, Snakewing and Knife. ATG is a great local bluesy punk band who are shooting a live video at this show. Isosceles Mountain is Dave Graw's newest musical expression (ex Bang Bang). And two members of Thoughts of Ionesco are debuting their new band, Knife, at this show. The line-up is diverse and it's sure to be a headtrip from start to finish.

On Friday May 7th Hellmouth will be:
• shooting video and stills for inclusion on their new album, so get caught in a mosh
• unleashing a new shirt design
• soiling your mind with their first foray into (free) written cult propaganda
• playing 5 brand new songs from the new record
• covering a particular song for the first and probably only time ever on stage
• getting all cult-members with Hellmouth tattoos in for free

Split 7" with Explode & Make Up
Hellmouth recorded for three records in the fall of 2009. The first one is a split with Explode & Make Up from Chicago (feat. Denis from 88 Fingers Louie on vox and ex-Tomorrow's Gone). The record covers have been printed and the tracks are at the plant but they haven't received test presses yet so they don't know when it's coming out. Let's assume before the album drops! Hellmouth recorded one original ("Tragedy of a City" with guest vox by Beast from H8 Inc.) and a cover of Agent Orange's "Bloodstains". The vinyl will come out on two different colors via Underground Communique.

4 Way split 7" with Embrace the Kill, Mouth Sewn Shut and In Defence
A new track was recorded at the same session as the above record, entitled "Amen, Assholes." Hellmouth played with ETK and MSS at an MDC show in Ann Arbor and the split record was born from that show. All bands have recorded and the cover has been designed. Crash Assailant Records and Rodent Popsicle Records will be collaborating to put out the vinyl sometime before the new Hellmouth full-length drops. So look out for this shit this summer.

Split 7" with Wreak Havoc
Once again, Hellmouth laid down some tracks in the same session for a split with their brothers in Wreak Havoc from Cleveland. However, after a harddrive crash, Hellmouth has to go in and re-record a couple tracks. They will most likely record in May for the split. The probable tracklist will be "Warsaw" by Joy Division, "Evil" by the 4 Skins and "Devilock" by the Misfits. This record will be coming out on Paper & Plastic some time in 2010.

Brand new full length 12" and CD
So where the fuck is the new album? After shifting labels, booking studio time in California, canceling said studio time in California, writing more songs, shifting labels again, and finally booking new studio time...it appears that Hellmouth will be recording a new album starting the first week of July and being released in the fall. More details on the label and title later. Hellmouth will be heading back into the studio with Marc Hudson (who helmed the first record) and the cover has been painted by Andrei Bouzikov again. The band was so happy with every aspect of the first album that they're approaching the second one with all the same key players intact. With more experience behind them, the new record should build on the groundwork of "Destroy Everything. Worship Nothing." and push it to new extremes. Fuck even describing the songs, come to show on the 7th to catch a sneak peak. I can say that the record will have the fastest, the slowest, the darkest, and the most thrashing misanthropic diatribes the band has penned yet. So far 14 tracks are up for consideration, with more to be finished before July. The record should clock in around the same length as the first and there will be a new batch of cult members collaborating on guest spots.

What else is on deck for the True Cult ov Hellmouth?
• Hellmouth has been sponsored by Depot Town Tattoos in Ypsilanti, Mi, and they will be coming out to a Hellmouth show in the future to literally give free tattoos to any punks or metalheads who want them, paid for by the band. More details on this in the summer.
• Hellmouth will be launching a cult website this summer, too, and hosting competitions, giving away free shit, exclusive videos, content, propaganda, diatribes, threats, whatever else they feel like unleashing.
• Some remixes in the works...
• Studio reports and videos once Hellmouth enter Audiolux Studio in July.
• Half dozen dates with Tesco Vee and Negative Approach as part of the Why Be Something That You're Not and Touch & Go book release tour. The bands will be hitting up major cities in the midwest and east coast to support the books. Violent Apathy and Necros will be reuniting for the Detroit show!
• More metal thrashing mad shit this summer and fall, but all will be revealed in time... There is no inverting the hourglass, only inverting the cross...

Lastly, banned from the pubs (again)
You may have heard that Hellmouth has been banned from a venue in their home town: The Magic Bag refused to let Hellmouth open up for their brothers in Child Bite allegedly citing the band was "offensive, inappropriate and threatening". Well, fuck the Magic Bag. They fall in line right after the holier than thou, pious bastards who have banned the band from VFW halls and venues in the past.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Beware of KNIFE

"You're the disease; KNIFE is the cure!"

Strong words coming from a new band, right? That would be true if the guys in Detroit based unit KNIFE weren't battle-tested veterans of their scene. Comprised of guitarist Eric Prozac, formerly of evil thrash crusties NEMA, rhythm section Brian Repa and Nathan Miller of hardcore legends THOUGHTS OF IONESCO, and ex-MOTHER / PLANET EATER growler Curt Massof on vocals, KNIFE are forging ahead with a new sound; leaving their past accomplishments in the dust.

KNIFE's aural weapon of choice is heavy riff 'n rhythm instrumentation layered with groove-laden vocals that sound as if they crawled out of the rubble of Detroit and found a southern swamp to call home. Their songs are thick and contain just the right balance of pure rock fury and sludgy heaviness to make the most discerning head bang up and down. Recording plans are in the near future for KNIFE, and the 313 area code needs to prepare itself for the blast.

KNIFE will have their live debut at The Shelter in Detroit on Friday, May 7th. Also appearing are HELLMOUTH, AGAINST THE GRAIN, SNAKEWING and ISOSCELES MOUNTAIN.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Sunday, April 11th RELAY FOR LIFE Benefit Show

Sunday, April 11th
@ Logans House
6PM $3-5 Donation

Under Anchor
Deathskin Razors
Great Reversals
Cloud Rat
Serpent On The Mount
Brink!

This is a benefit show for Jimmy Lawson's Relay For Life Team. All proceeds will go to help out Jimmy's team!


Logans Address!
4431 Commonwealth
Detroit, MI

Monday, March 29, 2010

Pissed Jeans / Easy Action / Herds / Lullabye Arkestra

EASY ACTION RECENTLY ADDED!


I'm not sure how well shows at places like the Pike Room are publicized, so I wanted to make sure everyone knew about this one.


PISSED JEANS (Sub Pop)

HERDS (Deer Healer / Fashionable Idiots)

LULLABYE ARKESTRA (Vice)


Tuesday, April 13 - The Pike Room - Pontiac, MI - 8:00pm


Saturday, March 20, 2010

It's been a while in the making....

But after a year and a half together Disconnected has decided to put up a Myspace. If you are into very loud feedback with unlistenable vocals, but a strong melody with a off time d-beat behind it check us out. We have split 7"s, tapes, and shirts for sale, also earplugs.
www.myspace.com/disconnected666

Big bores and bobbleheads.

Like I mentioned in a prior post, Tesco Vee will be dropping a new book on us this summer compiling all 22 issues of Touch & Go as well as a bunch of new content and ramblings from the singer of the Evens and an actor from Sons of Anarchy. Tesco was good enough to hook us up with a sneak peek at the content from the book, but before we post that I wanted to include some Q&A with the man behind Touch and Go...

DAHC: It must be a headtrip to talk to so many people who were around 30 years ago and who are still around today. What's it like looking back on Touch & Go and the people involved like Rollins and Mackaye?

TV: Well I guess I'm still pinching myself that the book is coming out! Its been a dream for some time..it did allow me to re-connect with folks, like Ian, and it also showed me that some have moved on..trying to get some of the old bands back on stage for the book release party has been daunting!

DAHC: How long has the project been in the works and what sort of help have you gotten from others? Has it been more difficult than you expected?

TV: Ya selling the book took awhile..Steve Miller (Fix singer) and Chris Fuller my attorney never gave up..we had some verbal agreements that fell thru when people saw it..ha! Too much I guess...Ian at Bazillion Points has been great all the way!

DAHC: Do you have a favorite issue or part of the book?

TV: Theres a run of the mags probably in the mid to late teens where we were in our element, our punk rock wheelhouse...loaded to the 9's with American Hardcore...its amazing how many of these bands still resonate with the younguns...

DAHC: How did you and Dave go about creating an issue back in the day? How'd you construct it, how'd you print it, how many would press, how would you distro it, etc?

TV: I did my pages, he did his and then we would get together..have some cocktails and swap our handiwork...make some final; adjustments and we were off to press!

DAHC: How much of your punk life do your co-workers or non-punk friends know about? Has it ever caused any big issues in the "real world"?

TV: Nah..back when I was a teacher I worried about it but now I'm a Telecom Engineer it aint an issue..everyone digs it....even if its a bit out there for the average joe..they think its boss that an old geezer such as myself is still plying the punk rock waters

DAHC:What interests are you absorbed in outside of music?

TV: Collecting old Toys! Robots, anything related to TV shows like Munsters...why just yesterday I got up and 5:30 AM drove to Toledo, dropped $300 on a Munsters board game, then vamoosed it to Detroit to spend the day recording a couple Germs and a Seeds track for tribute CD's with my boss new line up of Tesco Vee's Hate Police...great day all the way around! I still like riding my big bore crotch rocket...

DAHC:Who are some of your favorite bands/musicians?

TV: Hellmouth! Hey listen I REALLY try and get out and keep up with the happening bands but I needed Tony Rettman out there in Soprano-land to tell me about this great fuckin band in my own back yard! There are many great Detroit bands going..Chapstik, Wolf Bait, Electric 6(for shakin the post punk booty) of course ABBA! I am busy re-discovering all my old prog rock faves via all the box sets..still love collecting vinyl at yard sales..I love Lewis Black the comedian..he's the middle aged stand up version of me..but what I love about bein a goofball funny man onstage is when the joke bombs..crank up a tune!


DAHC: What are your favorite books or who are your favorite authors?

TV: Mostly I red rock bio's...Thin Lizzy, T Rex, Black Sabbath, Roxy Music, Motorhead and the Dimebag Darrel book are my most recent reads...


DAHC: Favorite films or directors?

TV: John Waters! The old stuff mostly..Night of The Hunter from the 1950's with Robert Mitchum is my second favorite move..Rocky is the first! I've seen it at least 50 times..I love gangster films..love Turner Classic Movies..the old George Raft type Noir films...


DAHC: What inspires you?

TV: Being able to go out on stage with some young bucks and not suck..still feel the surge of adrenaline and still pump out some heartfelt vitriol and see kids in their 20's get wide eyed and a grinnin'..love to shock and offend people...tell em how fuckin stupid organized religion is, tossing back a Bombay Saphire or 2.... hopping in a van with a bunch of dudes and tour America's back alley punk rock shitholes...getting paid for playing music...never quite figure out how that works..if it were the other way around I'd still do it..



Friday, March 19, 2010

Sunday, March 21st!

This sunday, Deathskin Razors will be playing a last minute show @ The Trumbullplex with DEATHRATS (D.C. GRIND), DEATH IN CUSTODY, and LIVE TO KILL.

The show is $5 and starts at 8PM!

Everyone come show support for the touring band!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Last two Nightbringer shows until June

We're playing Friday with the State in Ann Arbor and Saturday with H2O at the Magic Stick in Detroit (check the sidebar calendar for full details). Then we're recording the LP in April and May, so these are probably our last two shows until June. Make it out if you can...

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Condominium "Gag" 7" Available Now!

Just a quick note to say the CONDOMINIUM "Gag" 7" on Deer Healer Label is available now.

There's an earlier post here with more information about the record.

I know it's not a Detroit area band, but we're a Detroit area label.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Why Be Something That You're Not

























For those of you who've been living under a rock, allow me to enlighten you... There's a new book coming out soon documenting Detroit hardcore punk from '79-'85. Revelation Records will be pressing it and it should hit the shelves this summer. Tony Rettamn is the man behind the project and he's supplied us w/ a great excerpt from Chapter 21 of the book, "Why Be Something That You're Not - Detroit Hardcore '79-'85." (read below)

More info can be found via the following links:

But that's not the only Detroit area hardcore book coming out this summer. Tesco Vee is also releasing his own book entitled, "Touch and Go Fanzine - The Book." It's a compilation of all 22 fanzines from '79-'83 with forewords by the likes of Rollins, Morris and Mackaye.

We caught up with Tesco at a show last Friday and we're going to follow up with some content for the blog. One thing is for sure, you're not going to want to miss the release shows in Detroit and Chicago. July 31st, don't sleep...


THE DREAM WAS DEAD


As the DIY gigs continued on into the summer at the Clubhouse, gigs at Clutch Cargos (now known as the City Club) went on. July saw San Francisco’s Dead Kennedys finally make it to Detroit with the Necros, Negative Approach and the Cruicfucks as the openers. Also on the bill were Blight, the latest post-Fix project of Mike Achtenberg, Steve Miller and roadie Pat Clark. Mike stuck to bass while Miller tried his hand at guitar and Clark played drums. Rounding out their line-up was none other than Tesco Vee on lead vocals and electric trumpet. Blight’s sound was a disturbing merger of the art damaged plod of Northern California’s Flipper and the abrasive, abstract industrial sounds of U.K. troublemakers like Throbbing Gristle or Whitehouse. As expected, the new breed of Detroit hardcore punkers were slightly confused by the sets of Blight and Crucifucks while they gleefully beat the tar out of one another during the Necros, Negative Approach and Dead Kennedys.


Steve Miller – Mike and I were living in a house in Sterling when we formed Blight. Pat had a guitar and an amp, so we’re like, “Let’s drink beer and get in the basement,” and that was it; we started playing twice a week. I remember the practices being very spirited and alcohol fueled; just get as drunk as you could and carry on. I stole the song "Blight" from the theme song to “Guiding Light.” Tesco was coming to hang out once in awhile and he started to join in. It was such a pleasant music experience. There wasn’t pressure, we were just playing music for ourselves. The next thing I know it was "Hey, you want to play a gig with the Dead Kennedys?” and were recording demos on a four track. As far as that gig went, I remember Jello [Biafra, vocalist for the Dead Kennedys] was a real pretentious dude. He gave The Fix its due, I will say that, but he was more about himself – always played the star, not showing up for sound check, etc. The band seemed to dislike him. That night, Darren Peligro [drummer for Dead Kennedys] and I drank all the backstage beer, which miffed Jello in a priceless way. This was when the Detroit punk contingent was still under the straight edge spell, which made it all the more of a pleasure to indulge.


Tim King - I worked the stage for that Dead Kennedys show. They had this jerk-off manager who made us have a band meeting behind the stage before they started. He was like a drill sergeant, saying shit like ‘No one touches Jello. If anything happens, let Jello take care of it. If Jello drops the microphone, no one touches it but me. I was like ‘Fuck you dude, you’re in Detroit!’ I made a point that when Jello dropped his fucking microphone to run out in the middle of the stage and pick it up and look at the manager like ‘Look! I’m touching Jello’s microphone!’


Steve Shelley – Through either Timmy Yohannon [editor of Northern Californian fanzine Maximum Rock ‘N’ Roll] or the M.D.C. guys, Jello heard that tape we did in Corey’s basement. He invited us to play with them at the City Club that summer. I think Jello saw something of himself in Doc and wanted to take us under his wing. He invited us to do a northwest tour with them and asked if we wanted to do a record on [Jello's label] Alternative Tentacles. To all those Detroit punkers, the Dead Kennedys were already something that was totally passé. Being involved with them was not cool at all, but they provided us with opportunities that didn’t exist for us in Michigan.


Blight did not last for long as a live band as Tesco’s interest in the Midwest was waning. When the grade school he was working for kindly asked him not to come back the next year, he took that as an opportunity to head out of Michigan and start anew in Washington D.C. Tesco’s co-conspirator in Touch & Go magazine D.S. had already moved there a year ago and it seemed like a decent idea. Vee decided to leave the record company entity of the Touch & Go empire to Corey Rusk and went D.C. bound in the late summer. Tesco would continue on for another year producing Touch & Go fanzine by himself while forming a new version of the Meatmen with former members of Minor Threat that continued on until 1987.


Tesco Vee – The last day of school of 1982 literally became the last day of school for me! I told my girlfriend “We’re getting married and moving to D.C.” I always thought we were somewhat insulated in the Midwest. When I got there in September of ’82 in D.C. there was still lots of shows and I made a lot of friends and lost some friends as well.


Steve Miller – Blight continued on for a little while without Tesco. We released a cassette with some drunk guy singing on it. We were all pretty drunk around that time.


Sunday, March 7, 2010

Final Assault News

So we've been plugging away for just over a year and everyone keeps asking "where is the record?". You bitched, pissed, moaned and spit on me with drunken fervor. So the plan is this:
Go into the studio late March in Ann Arbor with Bill Cozy and (re)record everything to date. Covers, originals, montages, homages, mortgages and everything else in between.
What will we do with them? Don't know. We have lots of ideas and offers. So tune back in here an find out.

Up until this point we've recorded two demos in this dank, stinky basement. The last one, Under Boot, compiles both of them together along with a rough mix of Never Again. It is being remastered as we speak and will be sold cheap. There will only be a couple hundred and that will be the last of them.

Two big shows coming up for us. Friday March 12th with Live to Kill and Nightbringer. The Pogo and Point Blank are traveling from West Virginia. It will be a jam packed show that starts at 10PM.

Almost a month later (April 19th), same place, RIISTYEYT. Finnish masters come back to Detroit after 20 years. This show will be awesome. Shitfucker will be slaying the Demonic Detroit beasts with leather and fury.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Deathskin Razors

We have finally finished up our record. All the recording/mixing/mastering is done. We are now waiting for artwork. It is coming along great. Hopefully we can get this thing out and rolling by late spring time! We are hoping to release it on 10" or 12" vinyl.

Some of the new stuff was posted on our myspace. Check it out, give us feedback.


www.myspace.com/cobracobracobra

Monday, March 1, 2010

Nightbringer news

We're doing on our first 7" on Chris Colohan's High Anxiety label, its mixed and ready to be sent off. Three songs, One of These Days, No Sleep Til Death, and Death of Heathen Gods. Loud recording was done at Bottom of the Lake, vocals and mix were done at Blackfeather.

The second 7" will be on Deer Healer, and recording is about halfway done. Also in the works is a split 7" that will be announced once details are more solid, it will be worth the wait. Then in April we go into high gear working on the LP.

Next show is March 12 at the Corktown with The Pogo, Point Blank, Final Assault and Live To Kill. Come out and get it on.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Unidentified Drunk Injury FREE Record Release Show

U.D.I. have been kicking, drinking, and thrashing around the Detroit music holes now for a few years. Their blur of alcohol, Septic Death, blood and fury has been finely honed into a awesome 12" that has finally seen the light of day on Spider Cuddler Records.

They will be displaying their pretty mugs along with the ugly stylings of Final Assault. Tonight at the Garden Bowl. FREE. Call in sick tomorrow but don't tell them it's a hangover.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Burai Core distro update



Small update this week, Framtid, Burning Spirits, and Conflict For Freedom 2009 DVDs, Extinct Government CD, Masterpeace, System Fucker, and Seein Red/Framtid 7"s.

Michigan update coming soon with Hellmouth LP, Final Assault demo, Heresy 7" and more

Last Disconnected show for awhile.


Disconnected need to get to work on some other things for a couple of months, and won't be concentrating on live shows. There may be some lineup shake ups and re-tooling going on in that time as well. Boiling Over and Poison Planet did us a solid by putting us on a sick house show when we were on the road in November. We're returning the favor by helping out their tour. This is going to be one of Boiling Over's last shows as they are honoring some live dates and throwing in the towel. Sucks because they are one of Chicago's best bands, and probably one of the best SxE bands on the scene. Poison Planet are no slouches either and rip faces off with little effort. NRR are providing local support as Toledo's young buck band (of old guys) and are proving to be a killing machine live. They practice WAY more than Disconnected does. Disconnected are gonna take the "late slot" bullet and hopefully not blow anything up, break anything, or throw any guitars this time. Toledo has a great punk scene happening right now with the support of the Black Cherry and we are hoping to get a good crowd out to support.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

New Bill Bondsmen single on Local Cross Records

Finally complete. This the Bill Bondsmen's 7th release, but their first proper SINGLE. Everything they have done has been a step above what came before it, and this continues the trend. The single format really puts their songwriting ability on display in a way it never has been before. They have taken their tough-as-Detroit midwest hardcore roots (see the countless Negative Approach and Die Kreuzen comparisons in reviews of past releases) and blown them up. This is bigger, meaner, and better than any early 80's clone bands or too hip jerk off noise nerds. HARD core.
http://www.localcross.com/

Apparently the site has had too much traffic as it's coming up all goofy on my end. Either way, order thru them and enjoy. Thanks.

Oh & come to the Winter Formal tonight. 8 pm @ The Magic Stick in Detroit
ALL AGES
$6.00 proper attire
$10.00 casual attire
W/Troy Gregory (ex Witches, Dirtbombs, Prong, Swans, Wasted Youth, etc. Dude has his own candy bar. Nuff said.), Timmy's Organism (Tim from Human Eye, Clone Defects, Epileptix, etc with people from Heroes & Villians, & Frustrations), Deathskin Razors (ex Riverbottom Nightmare Band. Lp in the works. Don't sleep on their 7". It's killer.)

Monday, February 15, 2010

Deer Healer Label Update

Deer Healer Label has a new release coming up: CONDOMINIUM “Gag” 7”. Here’s a description:

Condominium is a crashing, howling four piece from Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Gag is their fourth 7”. There's a nice arc to the three songs on this release by Deer Healer. Condominium introduces a tension with the title track, ramps the tension with Redemption Song, and resolves the tension with The Entire Human Body. The songs and the cover art are a strange, enigmatic combination that remains in the mind long after the music stops.” – Roderick McClain

Condominium is ex-Formaldehyde Junkies, for those that care.

There is a sample up at www.deerhealer.com and www.myspace.com/dhlabel

The 7" should be available soon. It's at the plant. I'll make another post when it's ready.

Also, check out the Deer Healer Label store. I have the Manipulation demo, Dry-Rot 7”, Herds LP, Exalted 7”, an earlier Condominium 7”, and lots more.

I'm living in Toledo now, so don't hesitate to send me a message if you want me to bring records to a show or meet up elsewhere!