September 22, 2011
Sam Fry Passed away this weekend. He was the second drummer with Last Under The Sun from 2001 to 2002, he played many gigs and played the drums on the the 30 second 30 song first demo called “Defect” and the 8 songs that made up “Windfall” that the band produced around the same time.
If anyone has any more photos of Sam when he was in Last Under The Sun with Rhys and myself, please send a copy across. I didn’t have a decent camera in those days so i have no photos of him at all that I can find.
He was a good drummer and a kind, caring, decent bloke you could sit down and have a proper chat with. When we weren’t at band practice, or on the way to a gig, Sam came down to the gigs I was organising at The Old Railway. He would spend the evening chatting to bands, people who showed up for the gig or Rhys who was behind the soundesk. He liked Bob Dylan and introduced me to Shellac – “1000 hurts” and a band called Lvmen. I first met him when he was playing drums for Eggraid, he was someone I really liked from the start and he was a fan of Redshift too.
When Sam left Last Under The Sun he joined Eastfield and I kept in touch now and then but he moved on to Plymouth and I left him to get on with it, expecting to bump into him at another gig, another day, in another place. That never happened.
I’m almost without words now that he’s gone, he was a good mate. Like many experiences in life, you don’t realise how special things are until they’re all gone – Mark 21st Sept 2011
September 12, 2011
POLICE BASTARD is the original members Chris Crass, Stu-Pid, & John Doom with Mark, Seano & Simon from Last Under The Sun.
Side A: Police Bastard – The Lie, Born To Die, Blasphemy Squad (Rudimentary Peni), God Off, Erosion, I Wish (The Mob). Recorded, Mixed, Produced and Mastered by Simon Reeves at Framework Recording Studios, Musoplex, Birmingham between February & December 2009.
Side B: War//Plague – Scene Not Heard, How Will They Reassemble Themselves, Concrete Burns, The Sheep, Rust, Screams Of The Dead. Recorded in the Summer of 2009 in Minneapolis, MN by Amy at Core Source Productions. Mastered by Jack at Enormous Door Studios.
Police Bastard – Attrition Tour 2011
Thursday 6th Oct Plan Z, Leuven, Belgium Chaos Bar, Plan Z, Weldadigheidsstraat 76, Leuven, Belgium (that’s the name of the place, there’s a bar called the chaosbar in the basement. Just so you won’t be confused)
Friday 7th Oct Kopi, Berlin, Germany
Saturday 8th Oct AJZ Bahndam, Wolfhagener str 11, 42929, Wermelskirchen, Germany.
Sunday 9th October AK44, Giessen, Germany
Buy Police Bastard – “Attrition” & “It’s Good to Hate” in the Iron Man Shop here
For More information email mark at ironmanrecords.co.uk
Press kit: http://www.sonicbids.com/policebastard (all fanzine/promoter/press info)
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Police-Bastard/44809514403
September 8, 2011
Police Bastard / War//Plague – Attrition
Label: Profane Existence – EXIST117
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Album
Released: 03 May 2011
Style: Hardcore, Punk, Crust
Police Bastard – The Lie
Police Bastard – Born To Die
Police Bastard – Blasphemy Squad (Rudimentary Peni)
Police Bastard – God Off
Police Bastard – Erosion
Police Bastard – I Wish (The Mob)
Recorded, Mixed, Produced and Mastered by Simon Reeves at Framework Recording Studios, Musoplex, Birmingham between February & December 2009.
War//Plague – Scene Not Heard
War//Plague – How Will They Reassemble Themselves
War//Plague – Concrete Burns
War//Plague – The Sheep
War//Plague – Rust
War//Plague – Screams Of The Dead
Recorded in the Summer of 2009 in Minneapolis, MN by Amy at Core Source Productions. Mastered by Jack at Enormous Door Studios.
Iron Man Records has made some good friends at Profane Existence and this Vinyl LP release is the result of months of hard work on all sides. Iron Man Records released Police Bastard – It’s Good to Hate (on CD only) in 2010 and the CD featured 5 new songs and a DVD of live material recorded between 2007 and 2010. The band wanted to get a release out in other parts of the world so Profane Existence offered to release a different version in USA as a split album with War//Plague.
Police Bastard / War//Plague – “Attrition” split LP was released in May 2011 as a limited edition of 2000 VINYL LPs and features the same five Police Bastard songs as “It’s Good to Hate” plus an extra track Blasphemy Squad originally written by Rudimentary Peni. There are 6 tracks by War//Plague and some fantastic original sleeve artwork by Gost.
What people have said:
POLICE BASTARD WAR//PLAGUE split LP Absolutely crushing stuff here by two bands made up of weathered veterans from both sides of the Atlantic:
POLICE BASTARD hailing from Birmingham, UK (formed by ex-DOOM members) play a combination of classic peace punk with thrashier punk influences and include crustified versions of RUDIMENTARY PENI and the MOB.
WAR//PLAGUE hail from the DIY punk underbelly of Minneapolis (ex-PROVOKED, CALLOUSED, PONTIUS PILATE etc.) and play a deeply moody style of crusty punk with rhythmatic tribal undertones. Really good split if you’re into any of the aformentioned bands.
Buy It Here http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Iron-Man-Shop