Sydney d-beat crust hardcore punx roxers Dark Horse have got their 2011 demo online for free download. It's pretty nice man. Real raging, nice noisy, crust production and solid playing.
The band is full of old mates who have been around for ages. Dark Horse has members of Dischord, Frank Rizzo, None Remain, Rock N' Roll Weapon, Unclean, Vae Victus, Cause and Effect, etc. That's probably why they don't suck.
Then you can like them on Facebook and we can all be e-friends.
There's a gig going down at the Marrickville venue/warehouse Dirty Shirlows tonight featuring Dead Wasted (members of Vae Victus, Dead By Dawn, Turtle Slime and Neo-Con Killers), Do Not Resuscitate, Deathtrap and Kill A Celebrity.
The venue is located at 32 Shirlow Street, Marrickville - only two streets from Sydenham train station. The gig runs 8pm - 11pm and entry is $8.
Ahh now here is a rare gem from Australia's extreme scene - so rare, I doubt even fans of the band would've heard this. This is Dot Dot Dot's never-released album 'Fits of Nothing' from 2002.
Dot Dot Dot (or ...) are/were a spastic, ear-piecing Sydney punk/powerviolence band with a bit of grind and noise thrown in for good measure. They played around 25-30 shows from 2000 to 2003, and it's members would go on to form the likes of Baltic, Guts, Altered Beast, ROFL*, Vae Victus, Predominant Slug, Maus and Sirens of IO.
The lineup was: MICKO (vocals), SHOGUN (guitar), ROCKY (bass) and DEANO (drums).
Pretty cool stuff if you ask me, well worth a listen, especially for fans of powerviolence like Spazz and Man is the Bastard, as well as every fast, angry punk band. It's a cross between fast screamy punk and powerviolence with some spastic and discordant shit thrown in with a few suprises and played with a sense of humour. There are some guest vocals from Troy (ROFL) and Ari (Nintendo Police, Baltic) in the mix as well.
Download action cop: Dot Dot Dot - Fits of Nothing
Now lets see if I can't back this up with some downloads in the coming weeks.
*Who have a killer out-of-print split with the very cool Frank Rizzo hovering around in DIY second hand CD stores - maybe I should see if the guys'll let me throw that up here sometime?
The new issue of Unbelievably Bad is out!!!
This issue mark #7 of these amazingly crafted mags. So much time and effort has gone into the UB series, it makes some of the mainstream mags look like a pile of shit. Get this - the reviews are ACTUAL FUCKING REVIEWS instead of label fellatio pieces! Crazy huh? Pick yours up - you wont regret it - they never disappoint.
This issues comes with a 21 track compilation featuring the likes of Hellmenn, Straight Arrows, 4Dead (awesome!), Violent Abuse (killer), Kamikaze Trio, Bambi & The Bambis, Baseball, R.U.S.T, Mink Jaguar, Vae Victus (solid), Toecutter (I love breakcore), The Veebees, Frank Rizzo (siiiick cunts), Hotel Wrecking City Traders, Kleber Claux Memorial Singers, Burning Sensation, Dead Farmers, Kill A Celebrity (aww yeah), Slag Dog Afterbirth, Fattura Della Morte (sluuuuuudge!) and Doomed & Disgusting.
It's also got interviews with Lubricated Goat, Eyehategod, The Black Lips, 4Dead, High On Fire, Rose Tattoo, Darkthrone, Coliseum, Pelican and M.O.D, some killer artwork by Glenn "Glenno" Smith, Rick Chesshire, Ross Tesoriero, Stu Spasm and Dr. Seuss, and photography by Rod Hunt, Richard Sharman, Forcefed, Ben Butcher and more.
You can grab a copy from: Paint It Black (Newtown NSW), Resist (Newtown NSW), Redeye (Sydney NSW), Utopia (Sydney NSW), Faster Pussycat (Newtown NSW), Mojo (Sydney NSW), Snapshot Distro (Sydney NSW), Re-Pressed (Penrith NSW), Music Farmers (Wollongong NSW), In Deep (The Entrance NSW), Landspeed (Canberra ACT), Missing Link (Melbourne VIC), Polyester Books (Fitzroy VIC), International Trash (Richmond VIC), Sticky (Melbourne VIC), Off The Hip (Melbourne VIC), We Empty Rooms (Melbourne VIC), Metropolis (Melbourne VIC), Fist2Face (Ringwood VIC), Rockinghorse (Brisbane QLD), Big Star (Adelaide SA), 78 (Perth WA), Tasmanian Alcoholic Distro (Kingston, TAS), Tommy Gun (Hobart, TAS) - or from that delightful Danger chap whom you can email at unbelievablybad (at fuck you spammers) optusnet.com.au.
Crash and burn, crash and burn.
Tonight a good gig on at the Landsdowne for once!
Friday 11th April
New Justice Team
DeathCage (ex Smash n Grab)
Maus (ex Massappeal)