Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Robocop Interview

so here's something a little different from what i normally do.
this is an interview with Robocop himself, Peter Weller, from Starlog #157, August 1990. i was gonna post this on my tumblr page but it turned into a lame-ass slideshow and you couldn't make the images larger. these were personally scanned from me, some more robocop nerdery from me to you.

check out my other blog....

its a tumblr one, but it's here. i know when i started scummified i said i was gonna do some stuff about comics, well, the tumblr account works perfectly for just that purpose. kinda like a companion piece, if you will. but check it out!!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Riding A Giant Duck - You Wanted The Duck, You Got The Duck

it's been a while since i made a post, so here's some requested regional music that defies description. this is riding a giant duck, the brainchild of one mr. herbie brock, a one time resident of whitesburg, kentucky. kind of like a comedy/acoustic/who-knows-what-the-fuck-is-going-on mishmash. download at yr own risk. my favorite song is the last one, and you'll see why.

Oxycontin Killed His Cousin!

Thursday, November 19, 2009


If you know me, then you know my love for this movie (and if you don't, see my review elsewhere on this blog). One of the things i like the most about this movie is its score, by renowned composer Basil Poledouris (Conan The Barbarian, Red Dawn, etc..). Judging by the download tracker mediafire has you all love soundtracks, and so do i, so here's the soundtrack to my favorite movie ever, Robocop.

Robocop - Original Soundtrack - Basil Poledouris

Bastard Party - Demo '09

Here is Bastard Party's demo. Bastard Party was a one time project (actually this band lasted for maybe an hour) and too bad, they're like a fucking regional supergroup. Featuring members of Globsters, Queerwulf, Jacuzzi Suicide, Hadaka Matsuri, and others, these 3 songs are currently some of my favorite things to listen to. some of the punkest fucking punk rock ever. shit like this is what scummified is all about... guaranteed crowd pleaser's like "Gentlemen, Start Your Boners". get it now!

pack a bowl for Jesus!!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Globsters - Totally Punk 7"

Here is Globster's first 7", the appropriately titled "Totally Punk". for those who have no idea what this is, it is my good friend Adam Brewer, armed with samples from old punk records (plus real instruments too), and a totally, well, punk attitude. Adam is such a cool guy. He loves punk rock, punk jackets, and (i hope this doesn't embarrass him) is the only person i know who sheds his clothes as fast as he does. kind of like a nice, southeastern kentucky g.g. allin, if you will. anyways, this 7" is here, in it's entirety, complete with cover scans. 8 songs of punk fucking rock!!

here is the Globsters myspace.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Kakistocracy - An Apology 7"

Here's a recent 7'' from Kakistocracy, a regional band who, through extensive touring and good releases like this one, have made a name for themselves. This ep was released by my friend J.D.'s Humdinger Records and is still in print so get it!

Kakistocracy - An Apology 7"

Monday, November 9, 2009

Destruction - Eternal Devastation

I know this is readily available and all but this is a favorite. classic german thrash with tinny production and awkward playing at times but fuck, what riffs! Lindsay says the cover looks like "a tornado of marc bolans". If you haven't heard this and are even remotely interested in thrash, well, what are you waiting for?!

Curse....The Gods!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Spring Break Shark Attack

Spring Break Shark Attack were my good buddies Zack Mullins and Adam Brewer, 2 of the punkest mothers you've never heard or met. what makes them so punk? the better question is, what doesn't? this demo is 6 tracks in 7 minutes of noisy, fucked up lo-fi punk rock that is more punk than any band you can think of. S.B.S.A. lasted only about a year, and they're both still doing stuff right now (Adam's new band, Globsters, just released their first 7'' which I'm hoping to post soon!), but this is truly one from the ages. punk rock from the mountains of southeastern Kentucky. check it out!

The Abnormalities

Now that halloween is over with, let's get back to some good ol' unheard southern punk rock, this time from Abingdon, VA's The Abnormalities. Between '97 and '99 I saw these dudes and played shows with them more than probably any other band ever. Musically they remind me of Negative Approach in a way, but maybe not as tough sounding. Sadly, I haven't heard from any of them, except bassist Josh in years upon years. My friend Mike found this cd and ripped it for me, but I have no cover scans or even song names for you. Some songs are tagged with what I'm pretty sure are the names but I could be wrong. If anyone out there has scans, tracklists, old pictures of this band, anything, or if you were in this band and stumble across this, get in touch with me, I'd love to hear from any of you guys. but for now, enjoy some lost and unheard southwest virginia punk rock!

The Abnormalities - "Worthless And Unimportant" CD (1998) (link fixed 11/15/09)

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Jeffrey Combs Reads H.P. Lovecraft's "Herbert West - Re-Animator"

I meant to post this before Halloween but forgot that I uploaded it until today. This is a first for this blog, but here is Jeffrey Combs, reading H.P. Lovecraft's short story "Herbert West - Re-Animator", which, as you probably know, was made into the 1985 Stuart Gordon film simply called "Re-Animator", and which starred Mr. Combs in the role he was born to play, Herbert West. As you probably also know, Lovecraft's fiction and Gordon's film are similar only in name and some choice elements but if you enjoyed the movie and have never read the story (what?!) or enjoyed the story but didn't really care much for the movie (what?!?!) here's a little bit of the best of both worlds for you. If you didn't get this when it was out, good luck finding it now. I tried to find a link to put up to order from but the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society doesn't have any, on Amazon there's 1 used for $128, so get it here and enjoy a classic story read by the man himself.

Jeffrey Combs Reads H.P. Lovecraft's "Herbert West - Re-Animator"

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Samhain - November Coming Fire

Well, it is Halloween, and what better way to celebrate this day of tricks, treats, ghosts and ghouls, than with my favorite album to listen to on this day, Samhain's classic November Coming Fire. This album is, to me, the alpha omega of all things death rock. It sounds like it was recorded in the most haunted cave in New Jersey. It is, by all counts, perfect Halloween music. So, Happy Halloween, download this (if you haven't got it already), blast it while you party or give out candy or whatever it is you do on this day.

Samhain - November Coming Fire

Friday, October 30, 2009

The Beyond

Here is my final soundtrack offering to you for Halloween, Fabio Frizzi's score to Lucio Fulci's absolute masterpiece of terror, The Beyond. I won't go into detail about my love for this film here (maybe one day), but i will talk about this score, which is easily one of the best horror film scores, but also one of the best for ANY movie. if you've seen the beyond, you know what you are in for, and even if you haven't, well, what's keeping you from enjoying this soundtrack?

The Beyond - Fabio Frizzi

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Back to the soundtracks, and this one surely needs no introduction. Goblin's magnificent score to Dario Argento's masterpiece of horror, Suspiria. On the 25th Anniversary DVD of Suspiria the members of Goblin themselves state that this score is Goblin at its purest and most realized essence, and you would be hard pressed to deny that.

Goblin - Suspiria

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Killer Panther - Live 2007

I'm taking a break on the soundtracks for this post (but don't worry, there will be more before halloween you little devils) because i wanted to share a rare recording of Killer Panther, a short lived band from Whitesburg, Kentucky. they were the self proclaimed "crust soundtrack to mountaintop removal" and this recording was done live to my 4 track in the basement of the old sullivan gardens house. Killer Panther on this recording was derek - vox and guitar, joe - guitar, matt - bass, evan - bass, and nathan - drums. it's just 3 songs, and supposedly there are some other random recordings out there of this band and if i can get my hand on them they'll be making their way to you also.

This is also the 50th post on Scummified. Thanks.

Killer Panther - Live 2007

Monday, October 26, 2009


Tenebre, also called "Unsane" in the U.S. during its initial release, is a 1982 film directed by Dario Argento, starring Anthony Franciosa, Daria Nicolodi, and the almighty John Saxon. It tells the story of a novelist who comes to Rome to promote his newest novel when a series of murders take place that are very reminiscent of the murders in his book. It is, above all else, classic Argento. Bloody, twisty, and has a great, perfect horror film ending.
This soundtrack is by Goblin, but is officially credited to Simonetti, Morante, & Pignatelli, who are considered 3 of the "founding fathers" of Goblin anyways. I think this soundtrack is excellent. some people prefer the classic Goblin sound (deep red, suspiria[coming soon!]), but this is also just as good. i mean, c'mon, it's fucking Goblin.

Goblin - Tenebre (1982)

Saturday, October 24, 2009

A Nightmare On Elm Street

Here is Charles Bernstein's score to that really obscure, never seen movie about some dude named roddy piper or something......

In all seriousness, if you haven't seen the original Nightmare On Elm Street or any of its many sequels, spin-offs, etc, have you been living under a fucking rock the past 25 years? Nightmare scared the shit out of me when I was little and there are scenes in it that still creep me out. Great soundtrack to a great film.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Near Dark

Near Dark is a 1987 horror film starring Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton and Adrian Pasdar. Directed by Kathryn Bigelow, it tells the story of a yound midwestern farm boy named Caleb who gets seduced by a beautiful girl named Mae into a vicious nightlife of vampiric hell. What sets Near Dark apart from almost every other vampire flick ever is that the v word is never spoken, theres no fangs bared transformations, but you know whats going on. only vampires burst into flame when exposed to sunlight, right? Bill Paxton gives the performance of a lifetime as pissed off Severin, whose dialogue during the bar scene is absolutely gold. this movie is probably my favorite modern day vampire movie, and here is the soundtrack to it by pioneering german electronic masters Tangerine Dream.

"Let's just say i fought for the south...we lost."


Here is the soundtrack to Lamberto Bava's 1985 splatterfest DEMONS. Demons is to me one of the perfect party movies. Some parts of it defy all known conventional logic, but thats okay because it is total non-stop carnage propelled by a soundtrack that is equal parts Claudio Simonetti (of Goblin fame) electronic score and equal parts 80's heavy metal and "new wave". Bands included on this soundtrack, in case you didn't know, are Motley Crue, Accept, Saxon, Scorpions, Pretty Maids, Rick Springfield, Billy Idol, Go West, and The Adventures.

Demons - A Non-Stop, Merciless Gorefest. Check it out.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Deep Red/Profondo Rosso

Here is Goblin's soundtrack to Dario Argento's 1975 giallo Profondo Rosso, aka Deep Red, aka Deep Red: The Hatchet Murders. I love this movie, and i LOVE their score. the first exposure to deep red i ever had was through an old vhs version that had 26 minutes cut out of the film...i enjoyed it, and thought the soundtrack was awesome, but this is a movie you should watch uncut if you haven't already seen it. if you have never listened to goblin in your life, this is the perfect beginning spot.

edit 3/13/11: received an email saying that mediafire deleted this file. c'mon goblin, why you gotta keep making us take your beautiful music out of people's hands?

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Cannibal Holocaust

Here is Riz Ortolani's absolutely amazing, haunting, horrific yet beautiful score to one of my favorite movies ever, Cannibal Holocaust. Haven't seen it? It doesn't matter. enjoy the music.

Cannibal Holocaust - Riz Ortolani

update 5/8/12: link doesn't work anymore, I had to remove the file from mediafire. it looks like 1500 or so of you enjoyed this little soundtrack before it got pulled so that's awesome, at least.

Friday, October 16, 2009

The Return Of The Living Dead

I know halloween is still 2 weeks away but you know what, fuck it. start the celebrations early with this, easily one of the best soundtracks to one of the best zombie movies ever. i've had this cd since i was 13, buying it for 2 dollars at a pawn shop. i hadn't seen the movie yet, just the case at the video store, but i was already getting into bands like the misfits and such, and this soundtrack opened the door to all sorts of other bands to me. and then i finally watched the movie and it was everything a young punk could want...punks, zombies, gore, titties...it ruled, and it rules to this day. this cd was ripped by me at 128kbps, with full scans and an extra track, the theme song not included on the original release.
happy halloween, early.



so about 10 years ago i recieved a package in my mail from a friendly fellow in japan who ran the still around but not updated in 7 years Unexpected Fast Sounds website and on one of these long gone tapes was a demo from a japanese band called Rise. the demo blew me away, but i cannot find anything about them anywhere. apparently too many bands called rise have existed. so, here's my idea. i'm going to post the 2 songs from rise that i have in hopes someone out there know's about this band and can help me out.

Rise - Bullshit.mp3

Rise - Rise.mp3

any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Feces For Warpaint - You Can't Polish A Turd Demo

Here's a cd-r demo i've been wanting to post for a while, hell, i've been wanting to listen to it for a while. i had misplaced it in a friends cd book years ago unknowingly and thought it long lost, but here it is, for all of you to enjoy. i really don't know much about this band, i saw them once in Asheville in 2003 and got this cd there and promptly never heard of them again. i do know it features ex- face down in shit members, they sound like they worship at the altar of "Animosity" era Corrosion Of Conformity at times, and that there are a few live photos of them but next to no information on them anywhere.

Koro - 7''

Where would the Northeast Tennessee Punk Rock "scene" be without this, the best punk record to ever come out of TN, and arguably one of the greatest punk records to come from anywhere, ever. Just imagine, you, living in northeast tn in the early 80's and walking into a bar or somewhere in knoxville and seeing these 5 dudes destroying the place with their fast, tight, and absolutely awesome hardcore assault. jesus christ, what a band. this ep and the "speed kills" 12" are still available from Sorry State Records so i suggest using yr hard earned money to get them. until then, ladies and gentlemen, i give you without further ado, the 40th post on Scummified, a total legendary classic, and a natural inclusion to the Northeast Tennessee Punk And Metal Archives, the Koro "700 Club" 7" E.P.

Econochrist - Trained To Serve

Last night after I got off work all i wanted to do was smoke and listen to some good punk that I hadn't heard in a while. admittedly my lp collection is not very punk heavy (alot of classic rock) but i do have some good ones, this lp being one of them. So i broke it out, put it on, and quickly realized something i had almost forgotten, and that is that Econochrist are awesome, and I think this lp is them at their best. if you haven't heard it, check it out. this album is still available on the 2 disc Econochrist discography released by Ebullition, the only thing is Ebullition only accepts orders of $100 or more, but theres some good stuff on the site at wholesale prices, so start saving. in the meantime, give this some listens.

every steps a struggle unless you bow down and serve the goddamn bastards

Saturday, September 26, 2009


Finally, The Goddamn Blue Ribbon tape is here.

The Goddamn Blue Ribbon was the 536 Lenoir House's drunken party band, compromised of derek on vocals and guitar, austin on bass and backing vocals, and me on drums. it was influenced heavily by hickey, husker du, alcohol, weed, and just plain scuzziness. A typical GDBR show would go something like this: we'd get drunk as piss hours before the show, watch the other bands play, still drunk, watch everyone else get wasted, then by the time we played we were all shitfaced and so was a good majority of the people watching us, so everyone had fun. one show in particular was captured on video for posterity, and i've only seen it once, but a song into it someone knocks the camera on the side and you can't see shit, especially after someone punches the kitchen light out right at the beginning of Rod Stewart's timeless "Maggie May". Another show i remember being so drunk that i couldn't even see straight, much less play. people falling over my drum set, grabbing the cymbal stands and dancing with them while i played, drunken insanity. the last show at the lenoir house we played a drunken, acoustic set where all i did was play a snare with my hands and i couldn't make a fist for days. if you were present during the lenoir days and you have stories about the goddamn blue ribbon, please share them because we were probably too drunk to remember them.

So let's see...drunken, rowdy, hickey influenced punk rock that covers Rod Stewart AND Devo? what's not to love?

this post was a long time in the making, and again a big thanks goes to Neal, who once again definitely sealed the deal.

So download, start drinking, and listen to the long lost, never heard Goddamn Blue Ribbon 2003 Demo.

EDIT - 6/12/11: Yesterday, our good friend Austin left this world. It's a goddamn shame and i can't even begin to explain how i feel. You will be missed, my brother.

Blood Diner

Blood Diner was the band that eventually mutated into Ikkabod, but a lot of the songs on the Ikkabod "discography" were already Blood Diner songs. This is one 32 minute long mp3 of their last show on August 19th, 2000, at the infamous cabin in Snowflake, Virginia. It is loud, noisy, badly played and recorded, out of tune, yet punk as fuck for some reason i cannot describe. this recording sounds like L'arm trying to play Faith No More while drunk. And, um, L'arm didn't drink.

The Business Machines

The Business Machines are another punk band from the fertile hills of northeast Tennessee, they're good dudes and this demo is 4 tracks of awesome punk rock. members of the scams, jesus on vinyl, d.r.m., the john asscrofts, and horns of moses.

The Business Machines - Demo

Friday, September 25, 2009

Death Side - Wasted Dream

Here is the first lp from Death Side, legendary Japanese punks. this album is 18 tracks of pure hardcore fury. This album should be mandatory listening. if you like punk rock, and you've never heard this, you owe it to yourself to listen to it. members from this band went on to be in such luminaries as Paintbox, Forward, Judgement, and more. Guitarist Chelsea passed away in 2007, but this album (and a lot more that Death Side released) preserve their legacy for all times. Keep the Burning Spirit Burning!!

get it here: Death Side - Wasted Dream

They Live & Fowlwawahl - Live Split

here is a split live recording of 2 bands, They Live and Fowlwawahl. They Live is just what Assgasm called ourselves before we changed it to our more family friendly moniker. Fowlwawahl is brutal, black metal influenced dual guitar wizardry from Kentucky, and features members of Killer Panther. Like it says above, these 8 tracks were recorded live. This recording of Assgasm is actually our first recording, it's interesting to listen to and then compare to the last recording.
get it here: They Live & Fowlwawahl Live Split

The Scams - Mountain Crust Freakout EP

Dody was kind enough to give me this ep, which i am now kind enough to share with you. 4 songs from these now split up local punks.

The Scams - Mountain Crust Freakout EP

Are You Fucking Serious?

Are You Fucking Serious? was a hardcore band from Richmond, VA who i saw play in Asheville many years ago with Inepsy & Feces For Warpaint. I don't know anything about this band, other than that at one time they were either going to be or were called Death From Above , and that this cd is fucking punk rock. included are the lyric sheet/insert scans.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Assfactor 4 - Smoked Out

this is one of my favorite records ever. it should be one of yours too. punk rock played with urgency with throat blistering vocals and guitars that go from sprawling chaos to tight counter-rhythms (mr. mccheekbone and the title track stand out) and back again. too bad they weren't from tennessee, but they are from the south, and who says the south doesn't have excellent punk bands? whoever says that has clearly never listened to this.

get it here: Assfactor 4 - Smoked Out 7''

Sunday, September 13, 2009

The 30th Post Unveiling: The Apocalyptic Urinal & Carmalita Split Tape.

Finally, after 10 years of obscurity and copies lost and found, here is the Apocalyptic Urinal and Carmalita split demo cassette.
A.U. was me and Patrick Scardo, who lived in Clintwood, VA. we wanted to start a band together and play fast, pissed off hardcore...so we set up a show and played it without ever practicing. we learned a hellnation song on the ride to the show and the rest of the show was just insanity. now keep in mind we had never practiced. we played the hellnation song first because we kinda knew it. before the show it was decided that on that song that i would play guitar, and patrick would drum and do vocals at the same time. we kick into the song, patrick starts screaming, and it was the highest pitched fucking maniacal shit i have ever heard that came from his mouth. it made me laugh, hard, while trying to play the song. we play the song, people applaud, and then we just did about 10 more minutes of 30 second "songs" and talked shit in between. someone told me it sounded like "a train full of girl scouts being raped while the train derailed" and that was pretty accurate. this was in january 1999. we played another show shortly thereafter, then we played a show the day our part of the split was recorded (unfortunately we didn't record the show because that would've been fucking hilarious), and then one more sporadic improv show a year or 2 later and that was it. the show that happened the day this was recorded was some girls birthday party at a public pool near clintwood, and we arrive, it's not yet evening and we were trashed. we talked shit to people and i seem to vaguely recall some rednecks harassing us at pizza hut later in the night.
i haven't talked to Patrick in a few years. he was in the great, now defunct Allergic To Bullshit (not that one, the other one) and was also in the Semen Demons with motherfuckin' Ernarchy, and now I hear he is a goat farmer somewhere in Virginia. I hope he gets on a computer and for the fuck of it types in "apocalyptic urinal" and this pops up. i miss you man. i hope life is treating you well.
anyways, this was recorded live in patrick's basement, on one of those hand-held tape recorders, and i'm gonna go ahead and not apologize for the sound quality.
Carmalita were a band from southeast Kentucky comprised of Derek Eagle, bad-ass Doug Reynolds, and old man Steve Smith. I don't know how many shows they played, but i do know of one where they played in some schools gymnasium and no one wanted to go anywhere near them because when they played it was all out violence. If I remember correctly their part of the split was recorded in a friend's garage on a karaoke machine. I will also go on record saying that their part of the split is some of my favorite punk rock EVER. i had this edited to different tracks as best as i could, but kept all the inbetween song banter and fuck-up's, like the "what the fuck?!!?" moment (listen and you'll know). this is fast, pissed off, funny, and they even do a superb cover of the Misfits' "Return Of The Fly". Every time i listen to this it makes me smile.

i think i personally made about 15-20 of these tapes. the original master tapes are LONG gone, and this tape was one of the ones i recorded and gave out that made its way back to me years ago. in the interim its been in floors, had shit spilled on it, got stuck in a tape deck once, and its so fucking lucky i didn't break it. Now here it is, in mp3 form, for you.

A BIG THANKS to Neal, who definitely sealed the deal on this. He put up with me pestering him for months to convert it for me, and he finally did and he kicked it's fucking ass. I even saw him type the word "fuck" for the first time ever. also, i will apologize for the tracks just saying "apocalyptic urinal - track 1" and so on. i knew the a.u. song names (except for the first improv track's name) but the carmalita track list is also in a landfill somewhere, and until the names of the songs are discovered none of the songs will be named.

also, i have an mp3 of the tape in its entirety and if you would like to hear it without track edits, as one 20 minute long mp3, let me know.

but for now, here it is. I'm pleased to bring you
the Apocalyptic Urinal and Carmalita Split Tape.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Black Metal Mega Post

Arkham are a French black metal band heavily influenced by Lovecraft and the Cthulhu Mythos, so that should tell you right there that i think they are fucking awesome. They've been together since 1994 and Metal Archives says they are still a band, but nothing's been released since 2004, and that was this 4 song EP, "Chapter III - The Madness From The Sea". awesome stuff that i totally recommend.

Arkham - "Chapter III - The Madness From The Sea"

Here's Lamentos Ancestrales,some raw fucking black metal from El Salvador. I don't know a damn thing about these guys, other than they must be influenced by later Mutiilation, which is fine by me..gracias to Death Metal Danny in El Salvador for introducing this band to me.
The Metal Archives has a page on them, but not much on it.

Lamentos Ancestrales - S/T (2006)

and last but not least, we have Spain's Uruk Hai. i know absolutely nothing about this band, i used to have this cd years ago and i ripped it and probably ended up selling it, but glad i kept a digital copy of it. this is fast, raw and evil black metal played at top speed and kult as fuck.

Uruk Hai - "In The Side Of Eternal Eclipse"

Satan commands you to leave a fucking comment!!!
the goddamn blue ribbon.

apocalyptic urinal.


tapes are being converted as you read this.

start drinking.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Humanicide - Dark Lord Mosh Attack CD

Here's Greensboro, North Carolina's Humanicide, a crust as fuck band featuring members of Blacken The Skies, P.C.Penis, and more. At one point in time Derek from Hadaka Matsuri was in this band but I'm pretty sure he's not on this cd...although he does get credited. Humanicide pretty much lived at the Cedar St. House in Greensboro, and many a chaotic show happened there. anyways, this isn't the best tagged post ever, i'll warn you now. there was no track listing printed with the cd, but there was a full insert which i've scanned to help you name the songs, if you so choose. i thought about doing it, but it's pretty fucking impossible.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Punchin' Judy - Regional Hardcore Legends.

You know, I've spent the past hour writing and re-writing this little introduction to a band that, if you live around here, should need no introduction. i tried to get my personal life caught up in telling about this band and realized i couldn't do that, because my personal life has nothing to do with this band, and vice-versa.

suffice to say, the first time i saw Punchin' Judy was one of the more violent local shows i can remember. actually, a lot of times i saw P.J. things seemed to get a little out of control. why was that? because, simply put, they were probably the best southern rock influenced new york hardcore band from bristol ever. they would start playing, they would be so loud, people would start slamming into each other and the walls...goddamn. they would play forever too, never letting up on any energy.
i saw them numerous times in kingsport and johnson city during '97-'99, and every time i almost got my ass stomped in a pit. at one point, during the first time i saw them, singer Jef Roberts asked the crowd to catch him when he jumped off the stage. when he jumped, his left foot, encased in size 12 steel-toed Doc Martens came crashing into the right side of my skull, almost blacking my eye and definantly hurting. i staggered but somehow kept going. later on i told him and we was very apologetic, and all i could say was "no problem!". Patrick, the bassist, worked at Back Door Records in Johnson City (which is sadly sadly missed) and was a font of information for all sorts of music. Rick, the guitarist, was an all around good guy who played fucking fierce and looked like he'd kick your ass at any time...the drummer, Scott, i never really talked to, but goddamn was he good.

Sadly, last year Jef was taken from us. He's left behind a regional music legacy that cannot be denied, and cannot be forgotten. Punchin' Judy, for a time, were the undisputed kings of Northeast Tennessee/Southwest Virginia Punk AND Metal..listen to these and you'll see why.

Punchin' Judy - "S/T" (1991?)

Punchin Judy - "Figure IV" CD (1998)

Punchin' Judy - "The Heel Sessions" E.P. (1998)

the picture above is from Punchin' Judy's Myspace page, which is full of good photos.

big thanks to my buddy Ben who ripped the "figure IV" cd at a whopping 320k! that one is a monster people, be warned. also thanks to Keenan, who lives all the way in Pittsburgh, for sending me copies of the s/t first album and the heel sessions ep, which was the first punchin' judy i ever owned. thanks for the help guys!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Monolith - Dawn

Finally, after years of knowing about this tape and hearing it while fucked up at friends house but never having a copy of it, i present to you the long lost Monolith tape. Monolith was like kingsport's answer to napalm death and morbid saint, if N.D. and M.S. were playing at some southern states wrestling event at the civic auditorium. Even though they never achieve N.D. like speed (exceept the last 11 second track), the riffs are very thrash metal and the sound is mean, tough, dark, and very metal. not much is known about this tape other than that it was recorded between '92-'94 somewhere on center street in kingsport...right up the road from me probably. sadly, there is no original cover art, but BIG thanks to Ben for ripping his tape copy of it. the cover included he also made because he's that much of a trooper. this is true appalachian metal. i hope you enjoy.

Monolith - Dawn

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Aghast - 2006 EP

Aghast were a two piece brutal death metal band from Kingsport. they played live occasionally and released this 4 song e.p. on chaotic underworld, where it is still in print. if you like bands like Suffocation, Incantation, early Deicide, and Necrophagist, this is right up your alley. ultra brutality from the holston valley of dead bodies.


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Next To Of Course America God I Love You

here's two songs from Johnson City hardcore band Next To Of Course America God I Love You. N.T.O.C.A.G.I.L.Y. existed for a brief time, made from members of past bands like Gettysburg and Ackro, toured with virginia's Lewistown, and recorded these 2 songs for a split tape with that band.

get it here: http://www.mediafire.com/?ykhmniuono2

Monday, August 31, 2009

so the response to the Northeast Tennessee Punk And Metal Archives has been good, but i'm not hearing from as many people as i feel i should be. i know that theres people in this area like me, who feel that the older punk and metal from this area shouldn't be lost. so get in touch with me! contributions have been coming though, so expect some music in coming days from bands as diverse as Punchin' Judy, Next To Of Course America God I Love You, Aghast, and more.
also working on a regional compilation to be released on here for download...if you were in a punk or metal band from the northeastern tennessee area and recorded maybe 1 song just fucking around one day, i want it!

also, be sure to check out http://regionrockandmore.blogspot.com/ for some other regional punk rock. the guy who does it lives in Ohio, but I guess he used to live in this region at one point in time. i've found some records i've been wanting in mp3 format on this site, including the queerwulf 7'', the spawn sacs' "assholes of the night" 7", and even the Reagans Bones - "Reaganomics" ep. so check it out, maybe it'll get the guy to post some more stuff from southeast tennessee and surrounding areas....

The Malignmen

Here's a 7'' i've been looking for for a while, Knoxville's infamous Malignmen.

these guys played with bands like the murder junkies and the undead, so if that doesn't give you an idea of what they sound like then nothing will. they played in kingsport and johnson city alot in 97-98, then disbanded. guitarist Jaw went on to form the american plague.

plan 9 played with them at Our Place in 1997...i remember the singer came off as an asshole to me, but maybe he was just trying to be punker than thou or something, who knows.
anyways, this is another vital piece of northeast tennessee punk rock history, and it's taken me forever to find mp3's of it. (thank you soulseek!)

get it here: http://www.mediafire.com/?gylnfzinznz

Saturday, August 29, 2009


This is the 20th post since i began Scummified, so here is something special for everyone. Here are five demos from five very different bands, all from this area. I hope you enjoy. its now 9pm on August 29th, and i started this project this morning. Please download, and PLEASE, leave me some comments, huh? i worked really hard for everyone to hear some of the unique musical heritage this region has, and will continue striving to archive only the best punk rock, hardcore, and metal this area had to offer.

The Auditors Will Be Audited, The Accountants Will Be Held To Account
A two piece (guitar/drums) from the infamous Lenoir House, it was j.d. (ex-hadaka matsuri/jacuzzi suicide/kakistocracy) and me, and we were, as evan put it so rightly, "influenced by thin lizzy and blastbeats". we played a lot at the lenoir house, around town and regionally, and we also toured for 10 days in 2004 (playing chattanooga and murfreesboro,tn, bloomington, indiana, oberlin, ohio, pittsburgh, pa, athens, ohio).
j.d. ripped these tracks (the ones i ripped skipped) but i found the tape and scanned the cover and inside, which is also included. the demo cassette was only 6 tracks, but also included here is an unreleased track which was supposed to go on a compilation cd put together by travis from asshole parade, but never happened.

get it here: http://www.mediafire.com/?zo2gmoadpr1

The Scams
The Scams were a local band who existed for quite a long time, only recently disbanding this year. members were also in The Business Machines (stuff by them coming soon!), Dissociative Rhythm Madness (also disbanded recently), and more. This demo, which i think is the last one they did (but i could be wrong),came out in 2007and finds them experimenting with almost "cowpunk" like sounds mixed in with their traditional hardcore attack. these guys are missed, a band that got better with each show up until the end of their existence. they were destroyers.
sorry, i have no track listing and no artwork except for a picture from their myspace.

get it here: http://www.mediafire.com/?yxoxyitzys2

Greed Disease
Another of my bands from over the years, Greed Disease was a two piece (me-bass/j.p-drums) anarchopunk band. the songs on this demo are all political and listening to it now i can tell it was written by 19 year old "activist(active in getting high, thats for sure) anarchist" me...and is it embarassing? not really. do i still espouse the same beliefs i did almost 10 years ago? some, yeah, but not all. this demo was recorded at 2 seperate times, first 7 songs in summer 2001, 8-10 were recorded 2000. this demo made its rounds locally apparently...people still remember greed disease even though we never played a show. oh well.

get it here: http://www.mediafire.com/?tnxretogt9z

Mind Sludge
This demo is six tracks of total napalm death worshipping brutal, detuned crust-grind. a newer breed of local band, and sick as shit too. playing shows regularly around the area, so check 'em out. if i told you what other bands these kids were in it'd fill up a page.

get it here: http://www.mediafire.com/?1zznnggyqog

Black Winter Holocaust
Black Winter Holocaust is a two piece black metal band from the mountains of southwest Virginia. Not much is known about this elusive duo. they do have a myspace, but there isn't very much on it. so far this is their only recorded output, four tracks of Immortal influenced cold appalachian black metal.

get it here: http://www.mediafire.com/?jkmczkyw1it

MONOLITH - old school Kingsport Metal

In the late 80's/early 90's there was a death metal band from Kingsport called Monolith. They may even still be around in some variation, but i know that in the early to mid 90's they released a demo tape and got big in japan (?).the demo tape is something which i am trying to procure somehow for your listening displeasure. (and if anyone seeing this has this tape contact me!)
heres some live footage of them in 1992.

Pilgrimm & Aorta Journal

these are 2 self released cd's from 2 different bands that existed in this area for short time periods. Aorta Journal is the older of the 2, i'm not sure when their 3 Song Demo cd-r was released, but it is noisy, heavy, almost grindcore, but definantly awesome. Pilgrimm is very heavy, detuned sludge. my now defunct metal band played with them a few times, and this cd is excellent, but I don't think it captures how bowel-shakingly massive they sounded live.

the pilgrimm cd is still in print and available from chaotic underworld records, a johnson city ran label specializing in experimental releases.
get them here:

Aorta Journal - 3 Song Demo: http://www.mediafire.com/?rnzmn1ywgoy

Pilgrimm - Seek The Old Path And Walk Therein CD - http://www.mediafire.com/?h44y11hmtjm

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


so what the fuck? i see that people are downloading stuff i post, so why not leave me some goddamn feedback?
anything, sheesh.

still working on the goddamn blue ribbon tape and the apocalyptic urinal/carmalita split tape, i promise i will get them posted.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Appalachian Lovecraftian Black Metal

So I have been wanting to post this since the beginning of Scummified, but I was just waiting for the right time.

You could say I've been waiting until the stars were aligned in the proper positions to unleash it.

This is Yog Sothoth, my black metal project. It is 5 tracks of H.P. Lovecraft inspired black metal. There is NO racist/sexist/homophobic/nationalistic views in Yog Sothoth. it is purely inspired by a love for the region that I live in, a love for the writings of H.P. Lovecraft and the mythos that he created and others have added to; and musically inspired by darkthrone, ulver, and goblin.

please check it out, and let me know what you think. it hasn't been given a proper tape/cd release yet, but I am working on that.

Uusally the rules for downloading are if you like it, buy it. If you like this and would like an actual copy of it, just let me know in the comments and we'll be in contact from there.

through fathomless aeons he sleeps, waiting to awaken:

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Cheap Skate

It's time for another trip down Northeast TN Punk Rock Lane with Cheap Skate.
Cheap Skate was a pop punk/ska band started by Austin Goins(vocals, guitar), Dusty Evans (bass, vocals) and Kevin Masters (drums, vocals). they recorded their first 7 song demo in early 1997. Summer of '97 was when I met Austin and Dusty at the shirt-lived "Our Place" hangout on Wilcox Drive in Kingsport. They gave me their demo and a sticker (wow, a punk band around here who already had merch!!) and we all became friends, even to this day. my old band Plan 9 (expect stuff up here from them soon) and Cheap Skate played a lot of shows together, sometimes even borrowing austin for guitar or drums when our guitarist either couldnt make it or our drummers sucked. one show in particular stands out in mind in Erwin(?), TN on the back porch of someones trailer...somehow i started cooking in their kitchen and kids grabbed me to dance during cheap skate and i left bacon frying in a skillet and almost burned the trailer down. oops.
anyways, i don't have any artwork or even pictures of this to post, but will post some when i find/get them. the music, however, is 17 tracks of ramones/screeching weasel influenced pop punk with some ska punk songs thrown in for good measure. 1-10 is the "Official Beagle" tape, recorded in 1998 by the man who ran Our Place. (it should be known that Cheap Skate won a "battle of the bands" competition in summer of 1998 and won free studio time, which they used to record this, and that by this time they had added second guitarist J.D. Collette, later of hadaka matsuri and long time friend, who appears on this recording) 11-17 is the bands original tape demo in all its glory. the beginning of "dead old man" on the demo sounds funny but it's from a 12 year old tape that someone converted to .wma, then i converted all tracks to mp3.

re-uploaded 8/29/09 with COVER SCAN and correct tracklisting!!