Saturday, March 22, 2008

Once Was Good

- to clear the air about my last post, for those of you who are ready to rape my soul over what some construed as an attack on Flotopsy;

the new Cryptopsy fucking sucks ass. the sucking of ass that the new Cryptopsy performs proves the point of my view of its ass-sucking more than any illustration ever could...but if i could do an illustration of how bad the new Cryptopsy would be a bunch of man-cherubs with hair like Rainbow Brite, clad in pink togas, farting sparkles, and felating 24 inch Liberache-shaped double-headed dildos..all the while i listen to "Slit Your Guts" and "Open Face Surgery" and cry in tribute of what was once an awesome band.

i wasn't attacking Flo. his drumming is awesome. it's the REST OF THE BAND that's weak now. perhaps that could have been more clear...but whatever. Drumming Sacred Cow or not, i cannot in all good consciousness defend or excuse this miserable excuse of a record. and if you heard it, you'd say the same thing. the riffs are more stiff than Bea Arthur in a room full of hard-ons...the vocals sound like ass running over ass with ass....the whole thing is so embarrassing and hideous that it makes Cold Lake and St. Anger seem like the next logical step in brutality. it's BAD.

don't think it's easy for me to say this; Blasphemy Made Flesh and None So Vile are two of my favorite albums ever. i even think Once was Not and Whisper Supremacy are solid releases. this new shit though is worthless. complete mall-going retardation for white-trash goth-lites.

that's all.

- we'll have some shirts, stickers, and buttons ready for the upcoming shows. thanks to all involved for helping us out with this stuff.

- go see STARKWEATHER and DEATHCYCLE @ ABC No Rio. Mike's going to be there. Mike is awesome. Hi Mike.

- Lee showed us a new song tonight. it's riffy. described by the man himself as a cross between RORSCHACH and NUCLEAR DEATH. doesn't have a title/lyrics yet. leaning towards "NOT YOUR HATE" or "DIVORCE MEDITATION", but i may have to dig into my archives for something else. we'll see what fits.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


- good GOD it's terrible. I know a lot of people weren't fond of Once Was Not (i liked it), but you'd have to be a loose-brained palm-crease to think this is a step in the right direction. If i didn't know any better i'd swear Flo was drumming for the new KITTE LP. this is up there with DEP's performance on Conan O'Brian in terms of the worst-shit-i've-heard-this-year-so-far file.

- we're in the process of getting some t-shirts made-up. as soon as we can wrap our heads around heady concepts like "DPI", that is. trying to figure it out has been fucking my luddite-ass up these past few days. fuck i hate everything.

- shows;

May 7th - somewhere in Lindenhurst
May 17th - afternoon; ABC No Rio w/ ENDLESS BLOCKADE, COFFINS, and ASRA
post-afternoon; Rockstar Bar w/ " ", " ", and UNEARTHLY TRANCE

- for bands that still deliever, check the new SOILENT GREEN when it's released next month. best thing they've done since Sewn Mouth Secrets. it's like their Leave Scars; just one amazing riff after another.

- our new one "OPTIMUM HEARSE" is coming along pretty quickly. one of our weirder ones to be sure. Lee and Billy just keep topping themselves with the newer stuff we've been coming up with. each song is pretty unique, yet fits together into a bigger picture. I'm working really hard to make sure the lyrics are up to par....borderline suiciding myself, actually. perhaps i have something to prove to myself? yeah must be...or i've finally snapped for real.

- i work now.

- as for stuff i wished i'd been listening to a lot sooner;

Siouxie and the Banshees: Tinderbox, Juju, the Scream, and Kaleidescope just made the top of my Amazon wishlist.

Sons of Abraham: the band Glassjaw wishes they could be.

Residents: sound like nightmares i wish i would have.

- still have tapes on the way. we'll let you know when...

Tuesday, March 4, 2008


NW: Death Wish 3. REAGANOMICS!

- new song floating around in pieces; "OPTIMUM HEARSE". we've been playing around with this one for the last couple of practices. Lee and Billy are coming up with some really interesting stuff for this one. lyrics are about assorted so-and-so...mostly related to dissatisfaction and vague existentialism. though i suppose existentialism is always essentially vague...whatever. it's about miserable stuff as always.

- looks like we'll be playing Long Island for the first time in 2 years on May 7th. more to come.

- we're playing 2 shows on May 17th. an afternoon show @ everyone's favorite hardcore charnel house ABC No Rio, and a night show somewhere in Brooklyn. both shows will feature THE ENDLESS BLOCKADE and COFFINS. ASRA will be on one or both of the shows, and UNEARTHLY TRANCE will be on the night show. should be a solid, sludgy day and we're looking forward to it big time.