Friday, September 30, 2016

Nukkehammer - "Soviet Rust Belt" 7"

Nukkehammer hail from the wartorn, gore-strewn battlefields of post apocalyptic Columbus, Ohio. This 7" is seven songs of furious, blown out crust noise that makes me wish we had lost the cold war.

Charred Forest U.S.S.A.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Povertybomb - "Cove Strife"

Here is the first full length from Povertybomb. They hail from Kingsport and surrounding areas of Northeast Tennessee, and they play detuned, abrasive, heavy, and blackened d-beat. Features members of The Scams, D.R.M., The Business Machines, and more fuckin' bands than i can think of now. This cd is raw as fuck. You can visit their facebook and they also have a bandcamp page where you can order this directly from them on cd or cassette (the cassette killed my car speakers haha). Raging, ferocious crust that could only come from the mountains of Northeast Tennessee.

Thanks A Billion, Eastman

Nerve Endings - "Living Minimally"

I am making up for four years of lost time tonight. Here is the first full length from Bristol TN/VA's own Nerve Endings. Comparisons can be made to such bands as Black Flag, The Jesus Lizard, etc, but that would be missing the point. The point is is that these guys fucking rule. They put on great live shows, this cd kills, and they are terrific guys to boot. I love this cd, and i hope that you all enjoy it too. Check out their facebook page and grab a copy of this for yourself, and if they play around where you live, make sure you go see them. They MIGHT play some Black Flag covers if you're lucky, and even if they don't, you'll still be lucky that you got to see such a damn good band.

Nerve Endings - Living Minimally

Yog Sothoth - "Mythos Warfare"

Here is my band's first full length cd (which is available from us directly or through our facebook). It was recorded in the summer of 2015 and mixed throughout the cold northeast Tennessee winter of '15-'16. We're pretty proud of it. Those of you who listened to the early demos will find the production quality is better, but it is still violent black metal punk.

Yog Sothoth - "Mythos Warfare"

Back from the grave?

It's been four years since I've looked at this page. Mediafire deleted my account, all the good stuff that was once here, especially the Northeast TN Punk and Metal Archives, is no longer available to download. Sucks, but it's true. So what's been going on people?
Well, Yog Sothoth is still going. In the four years since last posting, Y.S. has expanded from just me in my spare bedroom playing everything and recording it horribly, to a full band who have played a bunch of shows around the regional area, and just a few months back released our first full length cd, entitled "Mythos Warfare" (cover pictured below). If you feel so inclined, you can visit our facebook page.

I had a lot of fun doing Scummified. I got to talk to some awesome people, I wrote what I wanted to write, shared music I love with people everywhere who might not have heard it before. Thanks everyone who ever visited, commented, or downloaded anything from here. I am on facebook also if you want to get up with me. I still have just about everything I posted on here on my computer, and i would gladly send mp3's to anyone through email, just send me a request and we'll talk!

Again, thanks everyone. I hope to hear from you all soon. Long Live The Scum!!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Dementia - "Recuperate From Reality"

After nothing but regional punk and metal bands, I decided it was again time to post some unheard (and potentially cheesy) metal, so here is the only release from Dementia, who, according to the metal archives, are either from Wisconsin or Chicago, so you can take your pick on that one. One look at that cover should tell you what you're in for. Musically this is nothing life changing, it's early 90's thrash metal, mostly mid-tempo, but there are some moments of speed to be found on here, like the last track, "Say Your Prayers". In truth, there are some pretty excellent riffs and some long songs on this album, which, again, according to the metal archives, had very bad distribution in america and "remains a rare treat".(I found this cd at a used bookstore for a dollar, and recently saw a still sealed copy of it in a record store in Richlands, Virginia!) The only gripe I have is with the vocals. Sometimes they are annoying as hell, and other times they fit the mood of the song well. If you are expecting total balls to the wall thrash then you might be disappointed with this album, but if you are a metal fan and want to hear something you might never have heard before then give it a try.

Dementia - "Recuperate From Reality"

Friday, May 18, 2012

Manic Scum - "Better Left Undead"

From the hills and polluted industrial wastelands of northeast Tennessee and southwest Virginia comes the debut ep from Manic Scum. Stalwart watchers of this blog may recall hearing these songs before, and you would be right. Manic Scum was started by Alex Depew and Neal Williams, who both were in Mental Shock with Dave Killebrew and myself, where these songs originated. Truth be told, the songs "Blood Junkies", and "Haunt Of Fear" were both written by me, and I also wrote the music to "Entombed For Eternity". The songs pretty much are the same as the older, very grimly produced (ok, no production at all) versions, which can be found here. If you already enjoy the Mental Shock versions of these songs, however, you will find subtle little changes in the executions of riffs, drum patterns, etc, and as a collaborator on these songs I have to admit that these versions are THE representations of how sick the M.S. stuff could have been. The recording is very brutal, everything is in your face and waiting to rip it off.  Fans of bands like Repulsion, Napalm Death, Autopsy, and most grind/death freaks will find something to like in these 11 and a half minutes.

Give Them Lead!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Globsters - "Rock And Roll Misery" 7"

Adam Brewer is back, and if you missed him on his recent mini-tour, then don't fear, because here is his newest record, the appropriately titled  "Rock And Roll Misery" ep. This could be the ultimate Globsters release, the songs are short, catchy, and a bit more vicious and in your face. Includes the soon to be classics "Ultimate Beefcake" and "Freddy Krueger". It is my opinion that the song "Deny The Belief" may be the greatest Globsters song ever, just check out these lyrics:

"Deny the belief of a christian god/just like king diamond did/deny the belief of a christian god/just like kevin sullivan did/every time god shows his face i kill myself with dope"

Any song that mentions King Diamond, Kevin Sullivan, and rips off a Mutiilation line gets my vote. Anyways, this rip has full scans and all that jazz, and if you like it, buy it!

Globsters - "Rock And Roll Misery" 7"

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Below - "St. Anthony's Fire"

Here is some ultra-crushing doom, once again from the hills of Kentucky, and this one is some heavy shit indeed, my friends. I saw them and Tombstalker at the Hideaway a couple of weeks back and they absolutely destroyed everything. These three guys, excellent chaps all around, lay waste to these four tracks, including a Saint Vitus cover, and any fan of bands like Noothgrush, Sleep, etc, would be wise to check this out. Did I mention that this is almost an hour long? Get real stoned for this one. I know I did.

Below - "St. Anthony's Fire"

Friday, April 13, 2012

Samurai John - "Integrity" EP

I'm delving way back into the local and regional archives for this post, folks. If you are from around the area I live and were into punk rock/hardcore or just going to shows in the mid-late 90's, there might be a chance that you remember Samurai John. If that name doesn't ring a bell, perhaps you'll remember Truth Be Known, the band that S.J. evolved into after releasing this tape, the "Integrity" e.p. This is six tracks of melodic, sing along hardcore with a slight Pennywise feel to it, and even if upon reading that sentence you don't want to check it out, you really should check it out and think to yourself that this is from Norton, Virginia, in the mid-nineties, and think about what a small, enclosed little town that is and think that a band like that could exist there. I have been to Norton many a time, and it boggles my mind. When asked about his reminiscences of Samurai John, vocalist Steve Shell, who is currently in a band called JUST DIE!, had this to say:

"SJ was a band that was all about doing the best it could given where it was from. With literally zero local influences, we wanted to be Pennywise and a few other bands pretty bad. We probably took ourselves way too seriously, but it was fun."

And in the end, why else would you be making music in the first place? Listening to this while I was ripping it was the first time I had heard it in almost 14 years, and I'm willing to bet there are those out there who haven't even thought of this band in that long. And for those of you just stumbling upon it for the first time, check it out. It's nothing life changing, but a great example of what the TN/VA/KY regional scene was like in the mid-late 90's. The tape insert is included with the file.

In case you were wondering why they chose the name Samurai John, well....