Gang Activity

2/25/12- Sorrower, Dead canyon, Monger @ filthy French Pavilion, Tempe,AZ

2/27/12- Casualties, Toxic Holocaust, Landmine Marathon @ clubhouse, Tempe, AZ

Friday, November 28, 2008


November 26th ,2008 was the eve of Thanksgiving and the record release and tour kickoff of Knelt Rote.


the Cysts opened with an energetic set of eclectic hardcore


Ripper loved up to their name. Cant wait to see them again. I was standing in a bad spot so it was hard to get pics and video.


The cops crashed the fun for a bit, but Knelt Rote still crushed. the video is dark.


Another great go around from Superbad. I'd say this was a better performance than the show 2 days prior. Video is super dark

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

the Good, the Superbad, and the........ Pretty?

November 24th at Plan B in Portland,OR was Superbad's record release that coincided with Voetsek and Mind of Asian's US tour. This was probably the most packed I have ever seen Plan B.


Transient opened the show with another polite dose of brutality.

Lords of Light were workin on some Night Moves mixing grind with almost a Bob Seger rock groove. Pretty rad.

Voetsek play fast thrashy punk. They have a new record out on Tankcrimes which I would recommend anyone who likes punk to pick it up.

The only thing better than seeing a Japanese hardcore band live, is seeing 4 pretty super feminine girls playing super harsh HC.

This is their full set, so no crappy live photos with the signature blur due to lack of flash. Instead just a picture of Mike looking ready for a money shot. They also killed, as usual.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


On November 23rd, 2008, Horna from Finland played at Rotture in Portland, OR. This was probably the drunkest crowd I have seen here so far.

Bloodstained Dusk is a black metal band from Alabama I believe. Their in between song banter was sort of hilarious as is a lot of black metal banter. They had a song with a kind of Manowar vocal intro that ruled.

Horna was sloppy, dirty and pretty rad. They also had makeup on.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

the Curious Case of Ryan Butler

I decided to follow LM ton their next show in Medford,OR. Medford is a small-ish city about 30 miles north of the California border. It is a perfect hub between shows in the Bay Area and Portland. Hopefully they will grow and become the place for shows in between the big cities because the people were nice, as well as kooky, but mostly nice.

Also Landmine Marathon played and sounded killer. The video is super dark but the sound is better than the last. They also have a new full length that slays out from Level Plane records and a Relapse exclusive t-shirt.

Relapse exclusive t-shirt



Friday, November 14, 2008


Before I mention the show I am gonna put a spotlight on the hero of the night, my friend, Stephen the Angry Vegan, who is actually a happy vegan. Its like if someone calls me slim, ya know. With a broken leg and on crutches he climbed a great mountain to attend this show, and when I say mountain, I mean stairs. So below is a picture of the mighty Angry Vegan who conquered the mighty staircase of Rotture, even when physically broken.

This was the first time I had seen or heard Goatsoldiers. I'd known that Cal was in the band so I wanted to check them out. When i say the electric-acoustic bass I did sort of a double take, but it didnt sound bad. These guys had some good songs, I look forward to hearing more in the future.

I can't believe this was the first time I had seen Transient. The frontperson starts the set speaking almost uncomfortably shy and extremely polite, but as soon as the first note hits she basically grinds your fucking face off. Rad band, fucking brutal.

Its always good to see fellow Arizonans in Portland, especially when they rule like these guys. They have the 4 ingredients that make a band worth watching . These ingredients are
1. sweet riffs
2. brutal vocals
3. beards
4. Ryan Butler
I recorded their entire set so i didnt really get live photos, instead I decided to post pictures of them eating veggie hot dogs, which is just as brutal.

Monday, November 10, 2008

un fin de semana viaje a Berkeley para ver dañado el último espectáculo en gira

Until 11/8/08, I had never been to 924 Gilman. Which is odd since I have been to Bay Area at over a half dozen times in the past couple years. I think I picked the right show to see. This was the final show on Corrupted's US tour and they as well as Asunder, Amber Asylum, and Stormcrow all had great performances.

Its safe to say that at this time i have more Stormcrow footage than anything else. They opened up the show and sounded great as usual, unfortunately you could barely hear the vocals

One of the main reasons I decided to take the 10 hour drive was because Amber Asylum is playing. They have a sound that is so haunting and beautiful that you can become hypnotized by it. Their set was unfortunately cut short but they were able to sneak in one more song. This footage, sound wise is probably some of the best I have taken

This time I only took one short clip because I was standing pretty far away. Corrupted was again outstanding and played nearly 2 hours (if not longer). Lets all hope we dont have to wait another decade or so for them to return.