Zen And The Art of Beating Your Ass... punk, metal, hardcore

Cowpers - Sapporo City, Japan, 1992 - 2002




COWPERS "RUST DAYS" 1998

00:26 LOST
03:58 WRECK MY FAITH
07:24 SINK
11:35 RUST
17:44 -break-
18:25 SNOW BIRD
22:26 RATTLE BRAINED
26:05 TURBID
32:11 -interview-
33:14 DON'T TRUST IN ME
37:18 CURVE 2
41:26 CURVE
47:47 LOST (MV)



Cowpers - Lost Days lp, 1998

Tracklist:

1. ロスト (Lost) 0:00
2. ジャンク (Junk) 3:45
3. レック・マイ・フェイス (Wreck My Faith) 9:14
4. カーヴ2 (Curve II) 12:58
5. クロウルスペース (Crawl Space) 17:44
6. アウト・オブ・バンチ (Out of Bunch) 19:43
7. ブリーディンレッド (Bleedin' Red) 21:43
8. デイズ (Days) 25:19
9. カーヴ (Curve) 32:11
10. シンク (Sink) 35:21
11. 88 39:56
12. ラスト (Rust) 42:32




Cowpers - 揺ラシツヅケル (Yurashituzukeru) (2000)

1. Glass 0:00
2. Yagate Sokoni Sol 5:38
3. Premonition 11:13
4. Memories <Memory Man> 17:04
5. Inclined 21:11
6. Cyan 25:34
7.8 / 1 33:03
8. Shaking Rasitsuzuke 38:13
9. Illusion Noumi 45:37
10. Rust-colored moon 50:14
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Crystal Lake are great.

http://crystallake.jp/top/


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Crystal Lake - Live at Resurrection Fest EG 2019 (Viveiro, Spain)

Setlist:

00) 00:00 Start
01) 02:03 Hail to the Fire
02) 05:30 SIX FEET UNDER
03) 08:25 Helix
04) 08:37 Aeon
05) 11:53 Agony
06) 17:12 ALPHA
07) 18:49 OMEGA
08 ) 25:03 Lost in Forever
09) 29:25 Apollo (ft. Cane Hill)
10) 34:58 Sanctuary
11) 40:18 Prometheus



Tracklist

1 Helix 0:00
2 Aeon (Ft Aj from Issues) 0:12
3 Agony 3:20
4 +81 8:32
5 Lost in forever 11:52
6 Outgrow 16:00
7 Ritual 20:00
8 Hail to the fire 20:30
9 Devilcry 23:38
10 Just confusing 28:03
11 Apollo 31:16
12 Sanctuary 36:28
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^^ that Crystal Lake live vid had me near tears. heh. THAT GOOD. metalcore... everything pales in comparison. Crystal Lake are thee PEAK evolution example of metalcore. I'm convinced. Fuck it, nothing else matters in that equation.

sigh.

The new Voivod single carries the same energy of something you might have found on Crass records. Proggy, punky. Perhaps a nod to The Ex?





Tracklist:

1. The End of Dormancy (Metal Section) 00:00
2. The End of Dormancy (live) 08:15
3. The Unknown Knows (live) 17:25




Interview with Away of Voivod - May 2020

0:00 - Intro
01:04 - Being creative under the Quarantine
02:23 - New album
04:33 - Artwork influences, 3 new artbooks
06:29 - Favorite band/album?
07:02 - Re-release of Nothingface/Angel Rat/ The Outer Limits?
09:24 - Angel Rat
12:02 - In touch with former Voivod members?
13:24 - The name of the band
14:27 - The origins of the Voivod concept
18:26 - Lovecraft influence?
21:47 - Movies that inspired the Voivod concept
24:35 - Cyberpunk Influences
25:25 - Survival of the Fittest
26:34 - The Voivod concept on first five albums
28:32 - The characters of the Voivod universe
33:41 - West Berlin
35:41 - Cockroaches and Too Scared to Scream lyrics
37:25 - Neuromancer influence?
38:20 - Comic book artist, Voivod comic book?
40:13 - Nothingface comic book
41:15 - Phobos concept song by song
45:48 - M-Body song + Tar Rat
48:41 - The seventh chapter of the Voivod saga
56:32 - Unreleased Voivod recordings with Piggy?
59:23 - Insect video
1:01:47 - Coronavirus
1:04:25 - 3 upcoming books
1:07:11 - The fear of nuclear, biological and chemical warfare
1:10:08 - Last words...
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Voivod live in Paris at Rex Club 01.12.1987

SETLIST:

00:00 - Killing Technology
06:28 - Overreaction
12:14 - Ravenous Medicine
16:49 - Tornado
23:29 - Korgüll The Exterminator
28:44 - Ripping Headaches
32:31 - Warriors Of Ice
37:43 - Live For Violence
43:26 - Tribal Convictions
48:40 - Order Of The Blackguards
54:26 - To The Death!
59:37 - Voivod
1:03:19 - Batman Theme [Neal Hefti - cover]



VOIVOD - Bourbon St, Concord, Ca. 4.4.03

0:20 Jasonic Bass Solo
0:57 Encore
2:59 Voivod
7:20 Rebel Robot
13:12 Gasmask Revival
17:27 The Prow
22:17 Blame Us
27:59 Les Cigares Volants
32:19 Astronomy Domine
38:59 We Carry On

Long live Voivod
R.I.P. Piggy (Denis D'Amour)
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DAHLIA SEED - Valentine Kid's Litter lp - 1994

1 Transparent 0:00
2 Teas 2:29
3 Green To Blue 6:04
4 Catholic Dress 9:08
5 About 10:48
6 Tucky Homes 14:14
7 Paint By Numbers 17:05
8 Cry Chord 20:38
9 Milk 23:42
10 Shake A Tower 26:34
11 50 Minute Side 29:05
12 Gomez 88 31:35



Dahlia Seed - Survived By lp (1996)

Tracklist:

1 Punch And Get Out
2 Archway Out
3 Butterfly Kick
4 Cover Letter
5 Spot Check
6 Lux Perpetua
7 Jet Spin
8 Pirate Denial
9 Sugar Snow
10 Over-Ray-Tet
11 Grumpy Tongue
12 Elevator Syndrome

https://dahliaseed.bandcamp.com/album/pl...-the-blood
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Doom - Japan, 1984 - present

https://www.discogs.com/artist/637520-Doom-7


Doom - Go Mad Yourself! e.p. - 1986

1. Fire On The O.I.L. 0:00
2. Last Stand To Hell 3:41
3. Why? 7:41
4. Go Mad Yourself! 10:51




Doom - No More Pain (Full Album 1987)

Tracklist:

1. Death to Wimp! 0:00
2. Body No Body 5:13
3. I'm Your Junky Doll 10:30
4. You Don't Cry... No Long Life 14:17
5. No More Pain 17:39
6. Iron Card 25:30
7. Kick It Out! 28:48
8. 'Til Death 32:42

Takashi Fujita - vocals, guitars
Jyoichi Hirokawa - drums
Koh Morota (R.I.P.) - fretless bass




Doom (JPN) - Doom VI - Illegal Soul lp - 1992

1. I'm Real 00:00
2. Deliver Me from Reasons Why? 05:13
3. Blood on the Rise 11:39
4. 水葬 17:27
5. Those Who Race Toward Death 20:37
6. Can't Turn Back!!? 27:17
7. We Shall Miss Nothing (Killing Field II) 32:09
8. Gotta Love Yourself! 38:52
9. Dead Soul 43:02
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Just woke up 5:30am, morning piss, & naturally one immediately listens to 9 Shocks Terror to start the day.

This morning? Of course! Seems about right.




Nine Shocks Terror - Paying Ohmage lp - 2001

01 - Reality Is Flying Through The Window
02 - Remove The Pope
03 - Hiding In The Bushes
04 - Grinding My Teeth
05 - Romanticist (Cover The Stalin)
06 - On My Brain Damage
07 - Get Mugged
08 - The Clot Thickens
09 - Raise The Bar
10 - Blow My Fuse
11 - Dog Dick Afternoon




9 Shocks Terror - Zen And the Art Of Beating Your Ass - Compilation - 2002

1 Not A Fucking Anthem 0:00
2 Adjust Me 2:16
3 Prozac Logic 3:11
4 Constant Pressure 4:54
5 Bullshit Tantrum 6:42
6 Get Hookers 7:34
7 Attack With A Gasmask 10:07
8 The Heist 12:22
9 Screw This Town 13:44
10 Yeti Smasher 16:06
11 Drop Out 17:59
12 Razorwire 20:30
13 Mobile Terror Unit 24:27
14 9th Symbol 26:04
15 Make Your Point 28:25
16 Backing Out 29:58
17 Strike Transmission 32:05
18 Control Is Cost 33:20
19 New Design 35:30
20 Total D.I.S.M.A.Y. 36:38
21 Devil 38:17
22 Sex 40:15
23 Adjust Me 42:34
24 Dropout 43:32
25 Bullshit Tantrum 46:06
26 Screw This Town 47:01
27 Prozac Logic 49:25
28 Yeti Smasher 51:14
29 Razorwire 53:11
30 Make Your Point 55:54
31 New Design 57:20
32 Not A Fucking Anthem 58:24
33 Panic Attack 1:00:49
34 Brainstorm 1:02:56

https://www.discogs.com/artist/632633-9-Shocks-Terror
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Ken Chinn
Chi Pig

I thank you for your voice. The melodies. The KICK ASS GOOD TIME your live shows were, and of course, I thank you for the presence that SNFU was in our collective musical upbringings. Dude collided, touched, and shaped a few directions in our lives. I had no idea then, of the impact of local, Alberta, prairie town hardcore punk could have. We payed the $5 gig entrance, and engaged in some of the best live shows we've witnessed. Canadian music, punk & hardcore in general owes you MUCH. Many will agree. Respects.

https://twitter.com/hashtag/RIPChiPig?src=hashtag_click
https://twitter.com/CraigBaird/status/12...36/photo/1

Listen.

Chi Pig's story & legacy has been public, documented and embraced by punk & hardcore fans world wide. Addiction & mental health continually coincide to show us examples of utter resilience, will, and definite glimpses of determination - whether through journeys of recovery, success, or via opposing results when harnessing your own will, opting for the fatal. Regardless of choice, we continue to learn from similar stories that may touch or impact our own lives. Musically, Chi Pig represented that for many people. Truly baring his own lifelong successes, failures, & never hiding from it in the process. He couldn't - music & art is what kept Ken alive. THAT is what carried his efforts til the end. Literally, via SNFU, I'll honestly state that the band brought me some of the best live music moments I've personally witnessed in my lifetime.

Props Chi. Once again. Thank you. R.I.P LighterLighterLighter


https://beatroutemedia.com/2019/11/11/sn...interview/



https://www.kerrang.com/features/snfus-c...1962-2020/
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Pop Punk Tuesday greats via Chi Pig

SNFU - Joni Mitchell Tapes - 1993
SNFU - Big Thumbs - 1995
SNFU - Tears - 1988
The Wongs - Haven't Felt In A Long Time - 1990
SNFU - He's Not Getting Older, He's Getting Bitter - 1986
SNFU - Ashes - 2013








https://www.discogs.com/artist/268208-SNFU
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I've been listening to these queercore podcasts...

https://www.queermusicheritage.com/jul2009.html

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^^ cool. I was listening to Harum Scarum the other day.

Chi Pig memories - SNFU had initially broken up for a couple of years in 1989, and Ken had moved cities to Vancouver during the hiatus. It wouldn't have mattered what post-SNFU bands were going at the time, any new band with SNFU alumni was still drawing local crowds, as we were still faithfully attending the gigs if they happened. With knowledge that Ken had started a new band on the west coast, The Wongs appeared and were in town to play a show. I'm sure most people hadn't heard any Wongs songs, as they only had a demo cassette release to their name, but catching Chi Pig live was a given. Summer day, all ages show at a local community hall, The Wongs were on. There was local dissent to the increased rumors that Chi was indeed gay - seemingly confirmed during the time as he did affirm his sexuality publicly then. We were just fans, looking to get our asses kicked live by Chi on stage as always. Of course the most homophobic grumblings were appearing as there was rumors of a local group of bonehead nazi skinheads who were planning to show up at The Wongs gig to "kick the faggot's ass... ", which didn't occur. Chi was quietly walking through the crowd before his set, and continued to rock us like a hurricane that late afternoon, or early evening. Mission accomplished.

I too later would relocate cities to the west coast as well in 1994, when SNFU were again fully active and in their most successful era, where I would see Chi walking around downtown Vancouver occasionally - which he would continue to do for the remainder of his life i guess. Apparently he had already acquired his on stage, cracked skull injury during the 1989 tours prior to the abrupt hiatus - as told via the 2009, "Open Your Mouth and Say.. Mr. Chi Pig" documentary. The injury is what later pushed him into pain & head trauma medication addictions, and then later, his unfortunate schizophrenia diagnosis, alongside further substance abuse & related mental health issues that he battled for the rest of his life. My random 1994 glimpses of Chi in public was before his darkest addiction days to come. 1994 / 1995 I was full on into djing, and attending local raves, thus my attentions were no longer a punk specific thing. A previous coworker from 2013 / 2014 had played a couple local shows with his band opening for the more recent, later incarnations of SNFU, and it seems no matter the era, incarnation, & Chi's public, physical or mental state, SNFU have still always drawn younger generations of fans to shows. There are many, more recent local punk, metal, or hardcore bands that still draw on the SNFU influence for sure. Hence the amount of Chi Pig tributes from the past few days. It is kinda crazy, but fitting.

I'm convinced SNFU fans in Edmonton will erect a Chi Pig statue themselves if the city doesn't initiate the move. And yeah, already nation wide calls in Canada for Chi Pig memorials. Dude loved skateboarding. I wonder if Chi got to watch this Vans, queer skateboarding doc from last month? R.I.P Jeff Grosso as well. Cheers.



http://skullskates.com/chi/interview.htm
https://exclaim.ca/music/article/theres_...lk_of_fame
https://www.straight.com/music/as-tribut...r-for-punk
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Ulcerate - Auckland, New Zealand

"Stare Into Death And Be Still" lp, April 2020





1. The Lifeless Advance (00:00)
2. Exhale the Ash (07:02)
3. Stare Into Death and Be Still (13:21)
4. There is No Horizon (21:46)
5. Inversion (28:49)
6. Visceral Ends (35:54)
7. Drawn Into the Next Void (41:36)
8. Dissolved Orders (50:13)



00:00 End the Hope
09:01 Dead Oceans
17:18 Clutching Revulsion
25:40 Drown Within
33:25 Abrogation
40:35 Cold Becoming
48:04 Extinguished Light
58:32 Everything is Fire



Track List:

Abrogation (0:00)
Yield To Naught (5:51)
There Are No Saviours (13:35)
Shrines Of Paralysis (21:40)
Bow To Spite (31:06)
Chasm Of Fire (33:01)
Extinguished Light (41:10)
End The Hope (49:53)

https://ulcerate.bandcamp.com/album/star...d-be-still
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Tombs - Brooklyn, NY





Tracklist

00:00 - Monarchy of Shadows
07:32 - Once Falls The Guillotine
12:15 - Necro Alchemy
18:02 - Man Behind the Sun
24:04 - The Dark Rift
30:01 - Path Of Totality (Midnight Sun)



01. Black Sun Horizon (00:00)
02. Cold (05:23)
03. Old Wounds (10:14)
04. November Wolves (13:54)
05. Underneath (20:17)
06. Way of the Storm (24:44)
07. Shadows at the End of the World (31:54)
08. Walk with Me in Nightmares (36:28 )
09. Saturnalian (38:46)
10. Temple of Mars (41:54)

https://tombscult.bandcamp.com/album/mon...of-shadows
https://tombs666.bandcamp.com/album/the-...nihilation
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Inter Arma, "Garbers Days Revisited" covers lp, July 2020

Prince, Venom, Husker Du, Tom Petty, Cro-Mags.. the range huh? Success either way!





1. Scarecrow - Ministry (00:00)
2. Southern Man - Neil Young (06:58 )
3. Hard Times - Cro-Mags (13:01)
4. March of The Pig - Nine Inch Nails (14:38 )
5. The Girl Who Lives On Heaven Hill - Husker Du (17:21)
6. In League With Satan - Venom (20:15)
7. Running Down A Dream - Tom Petty (23:57)
8. Purple Rain - Prince (29:18 )




Tracklist:

1. Bumgardner (00:00)
2. A Waxen Sea (02:00)
3. Citadel (09:24)
4. Howling Lands (16:04)
5. Stillness (23:03)
6. Observances of the Path (32:07)
7. The Atavist's Meridian (33:51)
8. Blood on the Lupines (46:25)
9. Sulphur English (55:01)

https://interarma.bandcamp.com/album/gar...-revisited
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Firelink - Atlanta, Georgia

s/t lp, June 2020




Tracklist:

1. Cerulean Athenaeum
2. Where Demons Bore
3. Cloak of Marrow
4. Kingseeker
5. End of Piety



Tracklist:

0:00 Vessel of the Primordial Serpent
4:35 Kindled
14:37 Manus
23:32 Beckoning Sun
32:54 The First Sin

https://firelink.bandcamp.com/album/firelink
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Deafbrick aka. Deafkids collab with Petbrick's Iggor Cavalera (Sepultura, Soulwax, Cavalera Conspiracy)

Forthcoming September 2020







https://petbrick.bandcamp.com/album/i
https://deafkids-petbrick.bandcamp.com/album/deafbrick
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Body Stuff - NYC

"New York in The Rain", Xiu Xiu remix, May 2020






https://bodystuff.bandcamp.com/album/body-stuff-3
https://bodystuff.bandcamp.com/album/body-stuff-2
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Surra - Santos, Brazil




01 - Bom dia Senhor - 00:12
02 - Escorrendo pelo ralo - 04:22
03 - O Mal que habita a terra - 06:51
04 - Do Lacre Ao Lucro - 07:42
05 - Não escolha - 08:23
06- Peso Morto - 10:40
07 - Tamo na merda - 12:54
08 - Ultraviolência - 14:12
09 - Embalado pra vender - 16:27
10 - Arquitetos da Desgraça - 18:53
11 - Mais um Refem - 20:45
12 - Anestesia - 23:23
13 - Virou Brasil (parte 2) - 25:18
14 - Caso Isolado - 26:40
15 - Jogo Sujo - 27:36
16 - Cubathrash - 28:56
17 - 30kg de Merda - 30:15
18 - Parabéns aos Envolvidos - 31:47
19 - Daqui pra Pior - 31:47
20 - Merenda - 36:01
21 - 7 a 1 - 37:51
21 - A Troco de Nada - 39:16

https://surrahardcore.bandcamp.com/album...-pelo-ralo
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Pop Punk Tuesday selections for TODAY!

Pale Saints - Time Thief - 1990
Orville Peck - Buffalo Run - 2019
Exene Cervenka - He's Got A She - 1989
X - Delta 88 Nightmare - 2020
Tiger Army - Last Ride - 2019
Tiger Army - Outlaw Heart - 1999







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Code Orange have been keeping busy during the quarantine times. "Underneath" lp dropped earlier in the year. Fuck covid-19. Let the creativity soar!

Digging the retro weird, 90's vhs aesthetics, various artists, Mudbangers Ball, music video zine & live performance broadcast. Vids & appearances by various friends, including Vein, Gojira, Turnstile, Higher Power, Jesus Piece, & an unplugged Code Orange gig. Cool?





Code Orange "Unplugged" set list:

1. 1:00:33 Bleeding In The Blur
2. 1:05:32 Who I Am
3. 1:11:00 Autumn And Carbine
4. 1:14:53 Ugly
5. 1:18:11 Only One Way 🕯 The Easy Way
6. 1:23:02 Down In A Hole (Alice In Chains Cover)
7. 1:30:06 Dream2 🕯 Dreams In Inertia
8. 1:35:24 Sulfur Surrounding
9. 1:39:14 Underneath (partial)
10. 1:42:00 Hurt Goes On



0:00 (deeperthanbefore)
1:14 Swallowing the Rabbit Whole
5:02 In Fear
8:25 Spy
13:00 Bleeding in the Blur
17:00 Who I Am
20:54 The Hunt
25:17 Last Ones Left
29:04 MY WORLD
33:52 Cold.Metal.Place
37:08 Sulfur Surrounding
40:50 Jami's Speech
41:40 I Am King
44:09 Forever
48:31 Underneath
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One of the best music docs I've watched during the initial, 2020 quarantine months was the Negro Terror (Memphis, TN) documentary. RECOMMENDED! Very insightful, intriguing life, and subsequent, unfortunate death story line of Negro Terror / Chinese Connection Dub Embassy vocalist Omar Higgins, who passed away during the making of the doc last year in April 2019. R.I.P. The doc also perhaps, offers a music & subcultural briefing, very current & specific to the sociopolitical mayhem that is raging in the US as we speak within race, class issues, and BLM perspectives, all reflected within the local, diy, Memphis, Tennessee punk, hc, hip-hop, & skinhead communities.

Great viewing. Take some time and enjoy the documentary if you haven't already. Cheers! Cheers

https://southdocs.org/project/negroterror/




https://negroterror.bandcamp.com/releases
https://ccde.bandcamp.com/
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