It was a once in a lifetime opportunity for a once in a lifetime collection. June 6th, 2006. The number of the beast. Or at least a really cool marketing opportunity for some killer punk rock bands and a new record label founded by the minds behind landmark zine Altercation. Regardless, the final product is a compilation of epic proportions and the shape of punk to come, assembling some of New York’s fastest rising underground bands.
For the uninitiated, they are:
CASKET ARCHITECTS: One of the most insane live acts you could ever witness, this power trio formerly known as the Night Terrors creates a creative maelstrom that combines hints of bands as diverse as Melvins, Black Flag, Throbbing Gristle and the Locust. Drummer extraordinaire Annie Terror pummels her kit with unrelenting ferocity, while the double fronting threat of Evan and Mike thrash like men possessed.
BLASE DEBRIS: Fresh on the heels of releasing their debut full length ‘Creep Cool’, the east coast horror-punk legends continue to blow minds and gain steam. Fronted by punk icon Duane Beer (ex- Trauma School Dropouts), the band’s 666 tracks were produced by former Misfits’ vocalist Michale Graves at the legendary Octopod Studios in New Jersey. For fans of Samhain, Motorhead and Billy Idol.
DEAD UNICORN: Apocolyptic grind duo featuring former Some Action drummer Zac Shaw and former Kiss Ups’ bassist Paul Heath. Songs obsessed with volcanos, death and destruction in the vein of Big Business, Dead Low Tide and The Bronx. Not for the faint of heart.
PLASTIC JESUS: Oi / streetpunk godfathers make their triumphant return with a hint of greatness to come. An effective punch of melody combined with working class guitar chops, and some of their first new material in close to five years. Solid songcraft for true punk fans. Ideal for enthusiasts of the Street Dogs, Turbo AC’s and even the protest songs of Creedence Clearwater Revival.