Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Made In Mexico

The LP is now available at Armageddon Shop (and probably others). This image does not do the packaging justice as the whole gatefold is die cut in a really sweet way, revealing inner art. Very inspiring. I wanted to steal that idea so badly.

Oh, and there is music on the record too.

Stolen review from:

Made In Mexico is 100% wicked, feisty Latin-punk (probably the most terrifyingly eclectic music that's busted out of their hometown, the quaint Providence, Rhode Island in years). Their track "Guerillaton" has got shrill background guitar riffs that build to a heart-pulsing climax appropriate for a Quentin Tarantino drug kingpin killing scene from Once Upon A Time In Mexico, while boasting furious, curling screams like Beth Ditto of The Gossip if she decided to do a Mexico-inspired punk solo after too many tequila shots in a shit-shack bar in Tijuana. Topped off with Latin-influenced tropical percussion, "Guerillaton" will jack-hammer into your consciousness and lay there like a smoking bandit for a couple scintillating days.

On a lighter note, "Yes We Can" has more chilled-out, steel-drum jazz beats; Though be warned, the overall effect still blasts into your memory like a line of salt and a shot of tequila post-3 am. Oh and for you guys intent on mastering how to roll that Spanish R, it should only take a couple plays of Made In Mexico on repeat.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Bands down, stores up

I took down the BANDS section of the site. It was gigantic, outdated and a bitch to keep track of. Gone.

I also reworked the Record Stores page as most of them are gone now :( and all had new info.

Thursday, February 19, 2009


Rad poster for this week's ARMAGEDDON SHOP show, by Providence's own DEVIL'S RAINBOW

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Howl, AmenRa, Zoroaster, Tides @ As220


This was the night of gear. I think there were about 430 amplifier cabinets in the room tonight. Gear...lots of it.

OK, so I missed most of Howl but luckily got there to see a song. They sounded great. I only got a few shots though. Sorry Timmy.


Amen Ra and Zoroaster blew me away. So loud and good. It is nice to be able to use the word "groove" again and not have it mean "lame" Amen Ra was rocking the loud/quiet metallo jams while Zoroaster have been soaking in SLEEP for sure. I got some good snaps until my camera battery dies in the Zoroaster set.


Gah! That means no pics of Tides. Ugh. Well, luckily returntothepit always has good shots of Tides.

Including some shots...but there are more coming. I will post them in the forums...or you can go to my Flickr page.


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

From Armageddon:


MORNE / WARPRAYER split Morne CD 9.99
This highly anticipated album marks the first official release from Boston's MORNE as they team up with UK's WARPRAYER to keep the tradition alive through 8 brutal tracks of heavy crust. Professionally duplicated. Full color artwork. 8 page booklet with lyrics.

MORNE Demo 2008 No Options LP 15.99
This is the 2008 demo CD pressed onto virgin black vinyl and limited to 330 numbered copies. Nicely done with a 2 sided screenprinted cover. Released by No Options Records. Going quick, so if you want this don't sleep on getting it.

We also have some MORNE t-shirts, the MORNE Demo 2008 on cassette, as well as a few copies of the FILTH OF MANKIND LP with the limited screenprinted cover.

Also have a very limited number of posters left over from the AMEBIX, KYLESA, MORNE show.
Screenprinted, gray ink on black 80# cover stock, approximately 14x20 inches.

BLACK PUS Down Down Da Drain / Bark Of The Tree EP Corleone / Skulltones 6.99
We have a handful of the new BLACK PUS EP in stock now at the shop. Comes in a 9 color screen printed cover done by Mr Brian Chippendale. We've also restocked Black Pus volumes 1-4 on CD as well.

ANSWER ME! THE FIRST THREE By Jim Goad BOOK Scapegoat 21.95
??Answer Me!?, Jim and Debbie Goad?s early 90?s manifesto of hate, disgust and revulsion lasted a mere four issues. But in those four issues, Answer Me! pushed the boundaries of zine culture more than any independent publication in the past twenty years. Bold statement? Consider its resume, then: Martin Duran quoting ?The Murder Issue (AM#2)? before unloading 29 bullets into the White House, three British tourists offing themselves with ?The Suicide Issue (AM#3) in close vicinity, and the infamous final ?Rape Issue? spawning an obscenity trial against newsstand owners who had the audacity to sell it. Of course, time has moved on; Debbie Goad has been dead for several years, Jim went on to write ?The Redneck Manifesto? and ?Shit Magnet?, and ?Answer Me!? clones in various mediums have sprouted in abundance. What is perhaps so surprising then is that the work still packs so much of its initial gut-punch, still manages to plow through territory where even the most jaded and fucked-up reader would hesitate to tread. You?ll find plenty to disagree with here, but what Goad?s many detractors fail to take into account is the fierce intelligence of his writing, the sincerity of his rejection of hypocrisy in any form, and his rare ability to turn his lens of hate equally on everything: himself, culture, counter-culture, you. ?Answer Me!?, given the sanctimony against it (stacks of the zine were actually burned) was often hard to get a hold of. The now defunct Loompanics offered a collection; beyond that you might get lucky at a zine specialty shop or independent bookstore. Scapegoat Publishing has taken a huge step in correcting the situation with this collection, which at 368 oversized pages for 22 bucks is a pretty good deal as well. Highly recommended for the unsqueamish.?
-Bri Punk Pinups

Monday, February 09, 2009