Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Glasgow the Clown

NP: Miranda Sex Garden - Exit Music for a Film (Radiohead Cover)

- so for all intents purposes...our weekend is over. it was up and down...occasionally exhausting, but mostly satisfying. thanks to Iskra, Blood Vessels to Wires, Dissystema, and Raw Radar War for giving it all...in both performance and decency as people. thanks to Brian Alien for filling in on drums and doing an amazing job. you really saved our asses.

- if you think i'm leaving someone out...well, you're right. this will be the last time we associate with blockheads and their sterile mech-grind. i'll leave it a that.

- so obviously, we will be taking a break from shows for awhile. we've decided (for serious this time) to retire most if not all of the set list we played this past weekend. part of our intention as a band is to get as deep and dark and interesting as we can possibly get...and you can really only do that by exploring new ideas. so for a few months we will be just fine-tuning newer songs and coming up with new stuff. expect more of the frightening, the strange, and the heavy.

- Jason has been given the OK to do some light-practicing. we're all very excited about this. we got stuff to work through. personally i've never been more excited or ready to work on new stuff.

thanks again to everyone. we had fun.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Hey Man...Slow Down

- from "The Tourist" by Radiohead.

so the Communion will be playing shows pretty much all weekend. 3 of them. Sunday is the day off. on Saturday night we're playing Manhattan, same night as Negative Approach and Merzbow. NY really is a busy place.

seems like this is how it goes with us...every other asshole gets to have a band...have a label put out their stuff...have that same label pay for 2 months on the road...maybe even a trip to Europe. Us? well we bust our asses, book our own 4 day weekend jaunt, pay for ALL of our stuff, t-shirts and cds, duplicate inlays, burning cdrs, charging nickels and dimes for them and having people unable to spare even that much, overcome obstacles that would lead to the downfall of all the weak bands out there (plenty of them), and all that effort and frustration can be seen teaming in our music, and we still are handed down the indigestion from everyone else's pleasures-of-life feast.

i'm probably just overreacting, here. just a little anxious about these shows. a little tired of apathy and disrespect. facing it, watching those who care face it and having the courage to say "fuck it" and go on caring. i don't know if i have that kind of strength. if i ever did. i'm too cynical. to distrusting.

at the end of the day...i'm very happy to be part of this band. i'm fucking stoked to be playing these shows with all these bands and meeting all these people that i would never come in contact with otherwise. it may not be much to you, but it's a big fucking deal for us. it's worth all the stress and strain and near-sleepless nights and doubt and isolation, because we fucking mean it. we mean every inch of it. this is D.I.Y. this is what MUSIC means to us. all of the music we love. Hardcore. Black Metal. Grindcore. Crust. Industrial. Noise. Death Metal. Thrash Metal. Crossover. Sludge. No-Wave. Punk. anything good. anything honest. anything that really matters. anything that doesn't just wear its heart on it's sleeve...but rips out the hearts of all within earshot of its pain.

This Blood is For You.

- Nick, representing THE COMMUNION.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

TOM HARKIN!

Well after months of planning and weathering through every possible thing that could go go wrong, it's safe to say that we'll be doing our little extended weekend this year. filling in for Jason (the son of Nemesis Enforcer) will be Brian Alien. if you don't know Brian Alien, well than you don't know rat turds from rice crispies. he's in Disassociate and Animale, as well as having played in like a million and a half other bands (Tomaraya, Shoot the President, PARCHED, he was even in Today is the Day for a Day. gwoink!).

snap, crackle, and poop.


May, 18 2007 at The Mr. Roboto Project
722 Wood St., Wilkinsburg, PA, 15221
Cost : $6

Iskra, The Communion, Blood Vessels To Wires

May, 19 2007 at Club Midway
25 avenue B, NY, 10009
Cost : $7

Iskra, The Communion, Defeatist, Raw Radar War

May, 21 2007 at disgraceland
1713 south 6th street, philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Cost :

Iskra, Dissystema all ages!

BYEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH!

recent musical obsessions: Protestant, Nadir, TOMBS, Cat Rapes Dog, Gruntsplatter, Candiru, Asunder, Converter, Duran Duran (Wedding Album), Bjork, Mudvayne, Monarch!, Portal, Dissecting Table, In Slaughter Natives, Orthodox, TV on the Radio, Sad Kermit, Antigama, Overmars, Graveyard Rodeo, Zoroaster, Starkweather, Drugs of Faith, Pig Destroyer, Oxbow, Lurker of Chalice, Glorior Belli, Looking for an Answer, Deathpile, IRM, Flatigious Idiosyncrasy in the Dilapidation, Gut, Dead Infection, Iskra, A.P.P.L.E., Raw Radar War

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Transmissions from the Myspace Heart

EVERYONE WHO REALLY CARES READ NOW
hey again.

well once again THE COMMUNION is heading out on the road for a couple of days. we've been working hard on this small little tour for the past 5 months, encountering every kind of mind-fucker of a set back imaginable. scheduling conflicts, deadly infections, violent preparations for the fill-in....but despite all this mental exhaustion and anxiety, it's going down. we're playing with a really amazing band called ISKRA, who have also had their share of troubles. we're tagging along for three of their shows;


we've got the 18th, 19th, and 21st set.

the only problem has been the 22nd. one of our shows fell through for may 22nd and since we don't feel like going home we need a show for that day.

so anyone in these areas;
Virginia,
Maryland,
d.c.,
rhode island,
new jersey,
vermont;
we'd love to play for you and we would be extremely appreciative if you could help us out on May 22nd. venue doesn't matter. we'll play with any one. we'll play the basement of a strip club...we'll play your garage....we'll play a bombed out box factory....we'll play with hardcoredeathblackgrindcoresludgestonerindustrialnoiserock bands and everything in between.

if anyone knows anything at all....any help would greatly be appreciated.

thank you for being a friend. traveled down the road and back again. your heart is true....you're a pal AND a confidant. and if you threw a party....invited everyone you knew...you would see the biggest gift would be from me, and the card attached would say "Thank you for Being a Friend".

- Nick
vocals for the Communion.

Joe Horvath Hospitalized

CODC founder & vocalist, Joe Horvath, ran into complications following a surgery he had to have done about a month ago. He was re-hospitalized last week after developing a very serious and potentially fatal staph infection which has rapidly traveled into his body and bones. He's undergone another surgery recently and is due to be under the knife again for at least three more surgeries in the near future. He is currently out of the Intensive Care Unit but has to remain hospitalized for undetermined time after which he will be under the care of home health nurses, etc.

Anyone who has been waiting on email responses, interviews, et cetera from Joe please be patient or direct them to someone else in CODC.

Friends, fans, etc. feel free to send him email, etc. as it will be read to him when possible. The support is needed at this time more than ever.

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