Saturday, November 22, 2014

Rain On The Parade - 1995-2000

For me, hardcore was consistently great from it's inception (roughly 1980) up until about 1993. It never seemed to lose steam during those years, and was constantly reinventing itself (the 3 key years for me were 1982, 1987 and 1990). After the initial classic bands of the early to mid '80s ended, the hardcore scene on the East Coast blew up in the late '80s. Between 1986 and 1989 the New York hardcore scene was probably the biggest scene there was. Certainly in the US. Unfortunately it seemed to die off just as fast as it flourished, and was pretty much over (aside from a few die-hards who stuck it out) by the close of the '80s. But... before you could say "what happened", along came the New Breed. The early '90s brought in the ABC No Rio scene, with a handful of great bands who made hardcore music sound vital again. During that same time came the "poweviolence" bands that started on the West Coast with a few key crucial bands influenced by Infest, but the sound was quickly adapted all over the States, as well as internationally. Most notably Germany and Japan. Then there was the emo/indie explosion of the early '90s as well. Bands influenced by Rites of Spring, Husker Du and The Hated, as well as Slint (think Moss Icon and Native Nod),  seemed to be coming out of the woodwork. It was an exciting time for underground music. A very varied and experimental time, filled with more great bands than i had time to keep track of. Then of course, sometime in the mid '90s, it all seemed to come to an end, just as NYHC came to an end some years before. Only this time, there was nothing hiding around the corner ready to take it's place. In my opinion, the late '90s was the single worst time for hardcore and punk. There were still a few good bands hanging on, releasing some decent music, but for the most part all the creativity and that overall sense that "something special is happening here" was lost. For a while there seemed to be a revival of the "youthcrew" sound. Instead of heading in yet another new direction, hardcore bands reverted to a more generic and basic approach to their music. Gone were the thought provoking lyrics of bands like Born Against, Burn and Rorschach, the minimal nihilistic lyrics of bands like MITB and Crossed Out, the 'heart on your sleeve' lyrics of bands like Heroin, Jawbreaker and Moss Icon. Instead, bands opted for songs about who has the biggest crew. drugs are bad, and getting stabbed in the back by your friends. There were literally hundreds of songs based on these themes, as if there was simply nothing else anyone wanted to express. It was a sad time, but like all genres, there were some diamonds in the rough. I really liked the music of Floorpunch for instance, aside from the lyrics. 97A were great. His Hero Is Gone, Devoid Of Faith... I'm sure there were tons of kids who were into all the youthcrew and metalcore that took over. Personally i just couldn't take a band called Sportwear or whatever seriously. So i just played my old records, went to the occasional show (mostly reunions, or great bands that hadn't yet thrown in the towel), and bid my time. At some point hardcore did become interesting again. I'm not sure when it happened exactly, but now especially, there are shitloads of kickass bands playing in a wide variety of sounds.

So, with that little rant out of the way (which is sure to piss certain people off), sometime during the hardcore drought of 1997-2000, i discovered a bunch of bands that became a saving grace. Two bands in particular that seemed to come out of nowhere and rise way above everything else in the scene were Life's Halt and Rain On The Parade. Two amazing bands who couldn't have sounded more different, yet both seemed to come at the perfect time, and injected a shot of much needed adrenaline into a stale scene. I'd say Life's Halt's "We Sold Our Souls For Hardcore" and ROTP's "Full Speed Ahead" were two of (if not the) best hardcore records in the US during the late '90s. A few other great hardcore bands/records sprung up during the late '90s as well, and lots of fastcore/powerviolence bands were still going strong right up until the end of the '90s and beyond. Just take a look at the track list for the Bllleeeeaaauuurrrrgghhh! - A Music War comp 7" on Slap A Ham which came out in '98. And as much as a i love most of that stuff, if the music didn't have blast-beats, or on the flipside, was slowed down to a snail's crawl, it seemed to take a backseat. I guess that's why Life's Halt and Rain On The Parade had such an impact. They played hardcore. No outside influences, no "crew" lyrics, and certainly not part of any subgenre. Just hardcore.

I put together a Life's Halt discography a while back and figured it was about time to do the same for Rain On The Parade. I've assembled a discography which i'm pretty sure is complete. 58 songs compiled from 9 different releases, spanning 1995-2000. As usual, all tracks have been adjusted to the same volume, and any recordings taken from vinyl or cassette have been cleaned and the sound quality improved to the best of my abilities. Enjoy!

Rain On The Parade: 1995-2000

Rain On The Parade was based in Philadelphia and formed by vocalist Ronny "Sarge" Little in the summer of 1994. According to vocalist Ronnie "Sarge" Little, the original name for the band was Glue, which was changed in the summer on '95 to Rain On The Parade after a Half Off song from the album "The Truth" from 1987. The band quickly released their first demo in 1995. Usually referred to as the Summer Tour '95 Demo, it contained 6 songs, 3 of them exclusive to the tape. The sound quality on the '95 demo isn't as good as the rest of the discography, but still sounds pretty damn good, and is easily the hardest to find of all the ROTP material.

The "Body Bag" 7" was recorded at Signal Sound in April of '96 and released on Contention Records. It was reissued on It's Alive Records later that same year on red clear vinyl and modifies artwork. The CD version was released on Contention/Soulforce Records (also in '96) and contained 4 tracks from the "Contention Records Demo", which are my favorite tracks on the CD. The CD also has a different track order than the 7" version. The demo tracks are listed as "untitled" on online sourced such as Discogs, but the correct track titles are listed on the CD i have, which i guess could be a later pressing which was updated. I have no idea if those 4 tracks (They Live, Everybody But #1, Do Or Die and Bang!) make up the entire demo. If that's not the case, and anyone has the entire demo, please post in the comments section. The song "Resolution" also appeared on the "Extent Silver Five Inch Collection Vol. 2" compilation CD on Extent Fanzine. Year unknown. Body Bag is a great record, and a hell of a debut. I get the feeling after reading the lyrics to the title track that Sarge and company weren't a a big fan of crossover. Easy to see from listening to their songs, they liked their hardcore "pure". Fave song on the EP (CD version) is They Live. One of my favorite hardcore songs of the late '90s.

Body Bag lineup:
Ronny "Sarge" Little - vocals
Justin Phillips - guitar
Dave Sadawski (DII) - guitar
Don Devore - bass
Bill Perri - drums

After the release of the Body Bag 7":
Matt Smith replaces Don Devore on bass
Chris Ross replaces Bill Perri on drums

With this revised lineup the band released their second 7", the incredible "Full Speed Ahead". Recorded at Signal Sound Studios in early Spring of 1997 and released the same year on My War Records. Bill Perri played drums on "Do Or Die" and "Things Are Bad Enough" (i'm guessing these tracks were already recorded with the former drummer, but who knows?). The band pressed a limited "DC Sleeve" (Bad Brains Roir Tape parody cover) for their show at the Safari Club in Washington, DC on 08/03/97 where they played with Battery and Ten Yard Fight. Only 44 made. Green wax. Even more rare was the super limited "Rain X Crew" sleeve. 15 made. Clear vinyl. "Full Speed Ahead" is my favorite ROTP release. The production is much more raw than the "Body Bag" 7", and the sound is just fuller overall. Plus it helps that this was the first ROTP record i ever heard and it was a breath of fresh air to hear a no-frills hardcore band lost in a sea of subgenres. I played the shit out of this record when i first got it, and putting this collection together, it was great to revisit it. Fave song - the 18 second "Guest List". "Stamp my hand! Stamp my hand!". Also love the updated version of the classic "Do Or Die".

The "Fired Up" 7" has a bit of a story behind it. Apparently things weren't going so great for ROTP for a while there and Ronny and Matt wanted to do a side band a bit more raw sounding. They also tried to keep it a secret from the rest of the band, which didn't work out so well, leading to some animosity between members (most notably Justin and Ronny). For Fired Up, Matt played guitar as opposed to bass and they practiced with Brian Fayhe from Purpose on drums, eventually recorded a demo in 1998. They actually played one show under the name Fired Up. They recruited their friend Steve Sherk to play bass and were booked as a "surprise special guest" at a Floorpunch/Vision show in DC. Brian soon quit Fired Up. Through some friends, it was suggested that a drummer named Tom Patterson fill in. But before Tom could join Fired Up, Justin and Ronny patched things up and reformed ROTP, taking on Tom Patterson as their new drummer (Tom would play with the band until they split up in 2000). The Fired Up demo wound up being distributed under the name Rain On The Parade even though only half the band actually played on it. Youngblood eventually released the "Fired Up" 7" in December of 2000, complete with 3-panel foldout cover with lyrics and pictures. The record release for Fired Up was ROTP's last show. It took place on December 8, 2000 at Wayne Firehouse in Wayne, NJ with Mouthpiece, Time Flies, Striking Distance and Down in Flames.

"The Time Is Now" compilation 7" was released on Tension Records in 1997 and came with Tension Building #4 fanzine. The ROTP track on the comp, "Down In Flames" was later re-recorded for the band's full length in 2000. The other bands on the comp were Floorpunch, Hands Tied, Ten Yard Fight and Rancor.

The "Growing Stronger" (A Positive Hardcore Compilation) 7" was released om Teamwork/In My Blood Records in 1997. The cover folded out into an 11"x17' lyric sheet. Rain On The Parade's contribution was a killer exclusive track called "Class of '89". One of my faves. The other bands were Ensign, Pushed Too Far, Atari, Floorpunch and 97A.

The "It's A Verb" comp 2xCD was released in March of 1999 on Revelation Records. Fastbreak, Voice of Reason, ROTP, Time Will Tell, Up Front and Follow Through, all recorded live on 05/03/98 at the Tune Inn in New Haven CT, 23 tracks total. Rain On The Parade tear through 5 tracks, picking up the pace considerably compared to the studio versions. Excellent sound quality.

"When It Rains It Pours" was the band's only full length as well as their swan song, It was recorded at Signal Sound Studios in Quakertown, PA during July and August of 1999, and released on CD by Siren Electric in 2000. About Face Records/Zine released the very limited "Winter Tour Edition" the same year, Revised cover artwork. 300 pressed. Some with Dischord parody cover.

"When It Rains It Pours" lineup:
Ronny Little - vocals
Dave Sadowski - guitar
Justin Phillips - guitar
Matt Smith - bass
Tom Patterson - drums

tracks 4-5: guitar - Jamie Heine
tracks 13-14: drums - Bill Peri

"Clean The Air" was released on the "Punk Uprisings Vol. 2" comp LP on Go-Kart Records in 1997.
"Piper's Pit" and "Forgiven" were released on "The Rebirth of Hardcore" LP on Ray Cappo's label, Supersoul Recordings in 1999. That comp also featured tracks by Better Than A Thousand, Ten Yard Fight, Battery, Fastbreak... you know, the usual.

"When It Rains..." is a great album. Although it seems more like an anthology than a proper full length.  It's basically a collection of songs that were on the band's EPs, comp tracks, and new songs all thrown together. The sound seems to vary as well, but i think that only adds to it's charm. The 2 opening tracks (both new songs) are mid paced rippers. "Hand Over Your X's" which compares violent SxEx kids to Hitler Youth, and "The First Step" which is a sing-along classic. From there it's just track after track of memorable hardcore punk songs. Along with the opener, my fave has to be "Scorched Earth Tactics", a song about destroying venues. "It's a Veteran's Hall. Not a fucking ghetto wall! Your tags have closed the doors. Won't be no shows here anymore." Awesome.

Six Easter Eggs in this post. Worth the hunt.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Raw Deal - Back Tracks: 1988-1989 (file fixed 2/28/14)

One of my goals when i first started this blog was to include collections of rare music by all the bands on the New Breed compilation cassette. With the help of Freddy Alva and a few other people from various message boards i was able to upload music from 14 of the 20 bands on the comp so far. Absolution, Life's Blood, Outburst, Our Gang, Collapse, Pressure Release, Breakdown, True Colors, Show Of Force, Abomb A Nation, Uppercut, Fit Of Anger, Bad Trip, Under Pressure... and now Raw Deal, bringing us up to a solid 15. The remaining bands (aside from maybe Beyond), may be a bit of an effort. If anyone can help out in any way, please get in touch. I'll be re-doing the Absolution collection soon, as a double CD with a better sounding rip of the demo and some live sets.

As usual, my exposure to Raw Deal was listening to songs from the first demo on Pat Duncan's radio show on WFMU. Pretty sure it was '88. I was able to buy a copy of the demo a year or so later at Bleeker Bob's record store in NYC. What can i say about it? It's a classic NYHC demo in the same way the Breakdown '87 demo or The Altercation demo are classics. If you're into the mid to late '80s NY hardcore sound, it's essential. Listening to it now, it's still great and hasn't lost any of it's power. It brings back memories of sitting in a cemetery in NJ with my friends and jamming Only The Strong Survive on my little boombox. I got to see Raw Deal play live once in NY. Can't remember that far back but it was either at L'Amour or The Ritz. Pretty sure it was (if not one of) the first shows they played under the name Killing Time. I went with an old friend of mine who wanted to see some crossover band. I may have been Nuclear Assault? Anyway the flyer said Killing Time was opening. I had no idea who they were, and still had no idea after they came out and played their first song. The next song was Wall Of Hate, and i remember saying "Holy shit, this is Raw Deal!" Then the singer said something like "We used to be called Raw Deal and now we're Killing Time", and they proceeded to tear the place apart. I was blown away when they played Backtrack, as i had just gotten a copy of the NYHC: Where The Wild Things Are comp a few months earlier and played it endlessly. It's still one of my favorite comps ever. Music that brings back great memories. I picked up a copy of the Killing Time "Brightside" LP sometime in the early '90s while going to art school, but it didn't really click for me the way the demo and comp tracks did. I guess i was so used to the original versions of the songs. Of course it grew on me over the years.

I only heard the second demo maybe less than 10 years ago. It was a shitty sounding copy, but it was great to hear songs i'd never heard from the band. Recently i got really nice sounding rips of both demos (thanks Burning Fight from Livewire), which made me decide to make this post. I found an old live '88 set from CBGB and cleaned it up best as possible, tacked on the New Breed tracks and a massive sounding rehearsal of Backtrack, and here's the result. Enjoy. And don't forget to grab the easter eggs throughout the post. Some really good ones in here.

Raw Deal formed in 1988, founded by Carl Porcaro, Rich McLoughlin, and Anthony Drago, all formerly of classic NYHC band Breakdown. Anthony Comunale from Token Entry joined for vocals and Mike "Hellfire" Sentkiewitz from Sick Of It All on guitar. Both Mike and Carl played guitar on the 1988 demo. The New Breed tracks list the lineup as Anthony, Carl, Rich and Drago. The NYHC: Where The Wild Things Are comp reads the lineup the same way, citing Mike Sentkiewitz as partly composing the music. Both comps were released in 1989.

The first demo was recorded in the summer of 1988 at The Loft Recording Studio in Bronxville, NY. The self-released demo tape came with a lyric insert, It was released as a 7" on Dead Serious Records out of Germany in 2005 on red vinyl, and reissued in 2006 on white vinyl.

The second demo was never released back in '89, as right after it was recorded the band signed to In Effect and recorded their first LP. It was released as bonus tracks on the extended version of the Happy Hour ep on Blackball Records in 1992. The first demo was included as bonus tracks on the Brightside LP. These are rips from the CD versions of both records.

The live set was recorded on January 9, 1988 at CBGB in NYC. They play the entire first demo and a Major Conflict cover (Outgroup). There's another live CBGB set floating around the net from April 17, 1988. It's a longer set with tracks from the second demo, but unfortunately the sound quality is extremely poor.

Killing Time continued on, and the last recording i know about is the Three Steps Back LP from 2010. I've heard they're releasing new material soon.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

From Grindcore to Gorenoise

I haven't had time to post in quite a while. Sorry about that. Now that i'm employed and less stressed i think i'll be able to update this blog at least once a month.

Since i've last posted on here i've been on a steady grindcore kick. Mostly the classics i guess, with a few oddities thrown in. I can't think of any grindcore band past the '90s that really kicked my ass, aside from maybe Insect Warfare, so there won't be any current stuff for upload in here. Just stuff i've been digging lately.

I've tried to upload as many demos, rehearsals, live tracks and other rarities in here as possible, as well as some harder to find records. As usual, anything ripped from cassette has been cleaned as best as possible. All tracks adjusted to the same volume, and all taken from the best possible sources and ripped at 320 (in most cases).

The first time i heard grindcore was sometime in 1988. I was at my friend Vinny's (RIP) house in Nutley, NJ. He took me to the local record store near his place. At the time i had only been into hardcore for about a year, and my favorite album at the time was DRI "Dealing With It". So i scanned through the records looking for the LP with the most songs, figuring that would be a safe bet. I came across Napalm Death's "Scum" album. It had a shitload of songs, a great cover, and sticker on it that said something along the lines of "world's fastest band".  So of course i grabbed that, and also bought Warzone's "Don't Forget the Struggle..." LP, then went back to my friend's house to check out the new tunes. I put on Scum first. Side 1. Multinational Corporations kicked in and i didn't know what to think, I remember my friend Vinny saying "what is this crap?" When the grinding started in the middle of the second track i had never heard anything like it. I couldn't even say something like "Wow, this sounds like Discharge or Celtic Frost at triple the speed" because i had never heard those bands yet. I had no point of reference. It was just a wall of noise to me. By the fourth or fifth track i took the album off the turntable and broke it over my knee. First press Scum LP in the trash (i cringe every time i think about it). I just wasn't ready for grindcore that day. Of course a year later i heard it again and loved it. After hearing the Peel Sessions from the Hardcore Holocaust comp, Napalm Death became one of my favorite bands ever. In my opinion, the Peel Sessions they did 25 years ago have never been topped in the genre since. One of the most intense recordings of all time. Included here are the complete Peel Sessions as well as a comp of demos, rehearsals and live tracks. Excellent sound. Even if you have this stuff already, it's worth the download for the upgrade.

Note: I only included the front cover for some of these uploads, but all the artwork is in the folders. I'm not sure how much of this stuff is still in print, most of it i acquired so damn long ago. If there are any bands or labels that want download links removed, please contact me and i'll take them down immediately.

Demos, Rehearsals and Live: 1985-1988

 The Complete Peel Sessions

The "Hatred Surge" demo was recorded on October 3rd, 1985. From what i've read, this is the band's fifth demo. The prior demos apparently being more post-punk influenced. I've only heard one of the band's earlier demos and thought it was decent at best. I think the Hatred Surge demo is great though. You can pick out some of the riffs from future songs, although the speed isn't there yet.

The "From Enslavement To Obliteration" demo was recorded on March 15th, 1986. Their first recording with Mick Harris on drums. Side 1 of Scum was recorded the same year, Two of the most influential recordings of all time for both hardcore and metal.

The Peel Sessions were compiled from three sessions. The first recorded on 8/13/87, the second on 3/8/88, and the third on 8/12/90.

I personally lost interest in Napalm Death after the Mentally Murdered ep in 1989. The last recording with Lee Dorrian on vocals. After that they got the more generic sounding Barney Greenway as front man, and Lee went on to concentrate on his prior band Carcass full time. Soon after that Mitch Harris would jump ship and there would be nothing left to differentiate them from any other death metal band.

It took me years to discover Carcass. For whatever reason i always dismissed them as a death metal band, and didn't get into death metal until after the '90s. I guess there was just too much shit going on in the '90s musically, and i was also going backwards and constantly digging up more stuff from the '70s and '80s. When i finally heard Carcass i was blown away. I heard the "Flesh Ripping Sonic Torment" demo first. The only recording with vocalist Sanjiv, and still my favorite Carcass recording. Sanjiv's vocals, which sounded more like a satanic chant than any grindcore style vocals i'd ever heard, combined with the raw, diseased sounding music they were doing, just gave the whole thing an evil quality. My favorite Carcass after the demo was the 2nd LP, "Symphonies of Sickness" and the incredible Peel Sessions which has tracks from the first two albums.

Live Foeticide 1988 is a great sounding live recording that doesn't actually sound like a live recording at all. It sounds more like another demo or even a basement rehearsal. The muffled, suffocating "production" fits the music perfectly.

Carcass - The Demos and Peel Sessions

The "Flesh Ripping Sonic Torment" demo was released in April of 1987 shortly after the band changed their name from Disattack to Carcass.

The "Symphonies Of Sickness" demo was released in December of 1988. Both demos have been bootlegged countless times on both vinyl and CD. The recordings here are from the remastered CD plus DVD reissues released on Earache in 2008 as part of the Complete Pathologist's Report series.

The BBC Sessions are taken from 2 separate sessions. December 13, 1988 and December 2, 1990. Both the Carcass and Napalm Death sessions taken from the "Grind Madness At The BBC" 3xCD released in 2009.

Grind Crusher

Grind Crusher was originally released in 1989 on CD, cassette and LP plus 7", with all versions having 14 tracks. It was re-released a year later with 10 bonus tracks. This is a rip of the 1991 expanded CD version. Possibly the greatest grindcore compilation ever released, this introduced so many great bands to so many people into all forms of extreme music. For me personally, this comp was my introduction to Morbid Angel.

Some personal fave grindcore recordings of mine (with some goregrind and noise thrown in):

Agathocles - Theatric Symbolisation Of Life

My favorite material by far from the most prolific grind band on the planet.  This is the CD version with lots of EPs and splits as bonus tracks. I even threw in the song Pulverised at the end from the "Apocalyptic Convulsions" comp 10". Monster grindcore/death metal here. Way heavier than their later stuff.

Agathocles: The LPs: 1989-1991

My second favorite Agathocles material. This CD compiles the split LP with Drudge (killer), and the split LP with Lunatic Invasion (live tracks).

Agathocles - Pulverised

Collection of my fave Agathocles tracks.

Deranged classic from 1988.

All the tracks from the split CDs with S.M.E.S., Torsofuck, Neuro-Visceral Exhumation, and the classic 4-way split with Autophagia, Feculent Goretomb and Ulcerrhoea. 40 tracks of cure cult drum-machine gore metal. 

This CD compiles the super rare Bloodsplattered Pathological Disfunctions EP CD from 2000. 17 songs of total sickness that sounds like nothing else in the band's discography, nothing else in general really. I can't even begin to describe it. Also the first full length, Pathogenesis Infest Phlegmsepsia from 2002.

The massive first LP from 1992. Mandatory.

Compilation of the band's early EPs, splits and lots more. Released in 1996 on Grand Theft Audio. Includes the great "Life's Built On Thoughts" EP.

The album that made me want to throw my drumset out the window and practice harder all at once. One of my favorite albums ever.

90 song blasting wall of noise from 1989.

Collection of demos and rehearsals from 1998 to 2001. Great mix of goregrind and hardcore. Love this stuff.

Comp of my favorite AxCx stuff. RIP Seth.

15 tracks of extremely violent sounding shit.

Great live set. Excellent sound. One of the three times i got to see DxAx at CBGB. Forget who they played with on this one. All the shows were great though, one was with MITB and Brutal Truth. That was insane. I miss CBGB.

Always loved their split EPs the most, so i threw this together way back out of convenience. Figured i'd share as it fits this post. This collection has DxAx's splits with Melt Banana (all-time fave material), Plutocracy, Corrupted and 324, Hellchild, Def Master, and Cosmic Hearse.

63 songs of drum-machine grindnoise madness. 

Pretty sure Patareni have a discography of about 5 CDs, some of them having upwards of 80 songs, and sharing the discs with their alter-egos, Buka, Debilana and others. This is just a sampler CD. 20 of my favorite tracks. Classic shit.

Collection of grindcore jazz from 3 different releases. I'm a huge Zorn fan, all his stuff rules.

Goregrind classic from 1996.

More gore. Vicious stuff with a million horror movie samples. Two album CD.

Relentless grindcore that never lets up for a second. 38 untitled tracks. Released in 2001.

Gorey grindcore with classic thrash and death metal influences.

99 track comp. All the sickest shit. From grindcore to gorenoise.

Malignant Germ Infestation - Into The Unknown

40 tracks taken from comps, splits and EPs. Deranged music.

Fetus Omelet - Discography 2006-2013

Sickness from 2 split CDs and a full length.

Very similar to the Congenital Interior Defects posted above. Both bands even share an obsession with Nekromantik  director Jorge Buttgereit. Together they kind of make up their own sick little genre. Nothing else sounds like these 2 bands.

Gore band that has been putting out material since '92, and has shared splits with classic bands like Regurgitate, Lymphatic Phlegm and Cock And Ball Torture. It all led up to this landmark pathological goregrind album. Taking what Carcass created to it's most extreme. Recorded in 2005 and released in 2006 on Bones Brigade Records. 41 tracks with no relief. 

Recorded in 2002 in The Netherlands, released in 2005 on Klysma Records. Members of Last Days Of Humanity "Performing Piss, Porn & Urology". 66 tracks of extreme grind with vocals that literally sound like a toilet flushing. Nothing else like it at the time. I would imagine this is where "gorenoise" begins. Just incredible sick and unique music, although my favorite Urine Festival material is their split 7" with Faeces Eruption entitled "Off-Toilet Ecstasies". 5 songs recorded in 2003 and released in 2008. I think they really perfected whatever the hell it was they were trying to do with these songs. The split can be downloaded below in one of the gorenoise compilations.

The gorenoise genre is hard to describe. It all seems to stem from Anal Birth (a one-man project from NY) and Urine Festival/Last Days Of Humanity. It's usually a muddy mix of distorted bass, full-blast drum machine and distorted vocals that are either tortured screams or sound like they were recorded underwater. For the most part it's one or two man projects. Just really ugly stuff, and as anti-music as you can get without delving into pure noise. It's actually a pretty diverse genre though, with many unique projects that stand apart from each other. I can't see anyone liking any of this stuff on first listen. I dismissed the whole thing almost immediately until re-listening a few times. It all just seems to come together at some point. If you let it.

I've compiled all my favorite gorenoise demos, EPS, splits and comp tracks, filling up six CDs worth. All the bands are listed, and these are all full sessions unless it says "random tracks" next to a band. Enjoy?

Human Offal Concealment / Bodily Wastes / Mutilated Travesti On The Road / Phyllomedusa (random tracks) / Bradymenorrhoea / Kots Donor / Pseudomonas Aeruginosa / Varanus Komodensis / Triple Dewormint [71 tracks]

Candidal Vulvaginitis / Black Mold Phallanx / KxPxLxSxTxTxK (random tracks) / Methods Of Murder / Bodily Wastes / Vomitoma / Pro Anorexia / Vaginal Lobotomy / Urinary Tract Infection From Severe Pus Clots [71 tracks]

Active Stenosis / Blenorrhagical Spermatocystitis (random tracks) / Black Mold Phallanx / Eaclorethiplaxenoxiciline Toxotoxin Toxicine / Kokkobizarrsium / Myiasis / Amobe / Epiloenterocele Pusliquid Wormchunk [73 tracks]

Urine Festival / Urinary Tract Infection From Severe Pus Clots / Liquidised / Sarcoma Fermentation / Kots Donor / Lymphoma / Pseudomonas Aeruginosa [78 tracks]

Enterorrhagia (random tracks) / Human Error Defecation (random tracks) / Toiletgurgling Fecal Shower (random tracks) / Taalta Tullaan Kuolema / Hemorrhoidal Anal Suffering (random tracks) / Vomitbreath Ejaculator / Candidal Vulvovaginitis / Triple Dewormint / Brain In The Digestive Tract / Blue Waffle Eruption (random tracks) [80 tracks]

Anal Bag / Candidal Vulvovaginitis / Spermorrhoea / Epiloenterocele Pusliquid Wormchunk / Spitting Womb / Vaginal Lobotomy / Splancnologia / Toilet Tantilizer / Saponification (random tracks) / Pseudomonas Aeruginosa [83 tracks]

Last up is a batch of CDs by my fave bands in the genre. Most of these i compiled myself and made covers for. As with the comps posted above, all tracks have been adjusted to the same volume, and any surface noise has been removed.

42 tracks from various comps, EPs and splits. My favorite material from probably the quintessential gorenoise project.

56 tracks taken from an LP, a split EP and various unreleased sessions.

64 tracks of pathologic, psychedelic sickness.

40 tracks taken from 5 splits. Very dark, atmospheric shit.

69 tracks taken from 4 releases. Avant-garde gorenoise that has to be heard to be believed.

20 tracks of rancid vomit noise. Incredible stuff from the Netherlands.

Rare full length CD from this side project of death metal band Life Denial.

83 tracks of cut and paste noise (think a gore version of Aunt Mary). 100% sewage.

85 tracks. Awesome Urine Festival worship.

Fuck, now i need some sleep. Take care.