Friday, December 19, 2008

Arch Enemy - Tyrants of the Rising Sun 2008 Video/Audio

Arch Enemy is a Swedish melodic death metal band from Halmstad, Sweden featuring front woman Angela Gossow one of the first women singing with extreme guttural vocals. What strikes me is that I am not the biggest death metal fan but something about her vocal and stage presence along with the guitar work and the songs themselves that keeps me listening for more.
This performance was to a radical sold out crowd in Japan, I wish I was there.

1. Intro / Blood On Your Hands 05:34
2. Ravenous 03:55
3. Taking Back My Soul 05:16
4. Dead Eyes See No Future 04:22

5. Dark Insanity 03:59
6. The Day You Died 04:55
7. Christopher Solo 02:32
8. Silverwing 05:26
9. Night Falls Fast 03:37
10. Daniel Solo 03:30
11. Burning Angel 04:40

12. Michael Amott Solo (incl. "Intermezzo Liberté") 03:24
13. Dead Bury Their Dead 04:57
14. Vultures 06:51
15. Enemy Within 04:29

16. Snowbound 02:14
17. Shadows And Dust 05:12
18. Nemesis 05:04
19. We Will Rise 04:33
20. Fields Of Desolation / Outro 03:14

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Monday, December 8, 2008

Global Metal (Video)

Directors Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn set out to discover how the West’s most maligned musical genre – heavy metal – has impacted the world’s cultures beyond Europe and North America. The film follows metal fan and anthropologist Sam Dunn on a whirlwind journey through Asia, South America and the Middle East as he explores the underbelly of the world’s emerging extreme music scenes — from Indonesian death metal to Chinese black metal to Iranian thrash metal. GLOBAL METAL reveals a worldwide community of metalheads who aren’t just absorbing metal from the West – they’re transforming it. Creating a new form of cultural expression in societies dominated by conflict, corruption and mass-consumerism.

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Global Metal Trailer

Saturday, December 6, 2008

OTEP - Ascension (2007)

One of my new favorite female fronted bands very politically charged lyrics and a punch in the face soundtrack make for a kick ass album Crank This Shit! Watch the Warhead video below no punches pulled!

Artist: OTEP
Genre: Alternative Metal, Nu Metal
Released: 2007
Website or Myspace
Download Here: Mediafire or Rapidshare

Track list:

01. "March of the Martyrs" - 4:16
02. "Confrontation" - 4:03
03. "Perfectly Flawed" - 3:54
04. "Crooked Spoons" - 3:30
05. "Milk of Regret" - 5:58
06. "Noose and Nail" - 3:40
07. "Ghostflowers - 4:24
08. "Breed" (Nirvana cover)" - 3:29
09. "Eat the Children" - 3:47
10. "Invisible" - 5:24
11. "Home Grown" - 4:20
12. "Communion" - 4:46
13. "Andrenochrome Dreams" - 9:55

Otep - Confrontation

Otep - Warhead

Friday, November 28, 2008

Paris: Acid Reflex (2008)

Paris returns to the now-seemingly apolitical world of hip-hop to once again inject his patented form of sonic vitriol into the musical landscape with his latest release, Acid Reflex. With commentary on a wide range of topics including black-on-black crime and violence, the ongoing problem of police brutality, illegal and immoral wars, the crooked arena of politics and the need for more of an equal balance between positive and negative influences in entertainment, Acid Reflex is the latest installment of cutting-edge funk-and-rock-inspired hip-hop.

Track Listing:

01 Dont Stop The Movement
02 So What
03 Blap That Ass Up
04 The Trap
05 Get Fired Up
06 Neighborhood Watch
07 Acid Reflex
08 True
09 The Violence Of The Lambs
10 Winter In America
11 The Hustle
12 Rebels Without Applause
13 One Gun
14 Harambe
15 Don’t Stop The Movement (Warrior Dance Mix)

Artist: Paris
Release: Acid Reflex
Year: 2008
Genre: Political Hip Hop
Quality: 224k mp3
Website Link : Guerrilla Funk
Download here: Rapidshare

Don't Stop The Movement Video

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Nico Vega - No Child Left Behind Ep (2008)

One of my personal favorites with singer Aja Volkman's incredible bluesy, gravelly sexy vocals a kin to that of Janis Joplin. Aja maintains an incredible stage presence along with Rich on guitar and Dan on drums the driving force of the band creating their incredible original sound.

1. Gravity
2. Be Giving
3. Wooden Dolls
4. This Too Shall Pass
5. Medicine Man

Artist/Band: Nico Vega
Release: No Child Left Behind Ep
Year: 2008
Genre: Rock
Quality: 192k mp3
Myspace Link : MySpace
Download here: Mediafire

Saturday, August 23, 2008

The Chinkees

An all-Asian ska-punk band featuring Skankin' Pickle alum Mike Park, the Chinkees debuted in 1998 with the album The Chinkees Are Coming! The following year the group -- which also comprised bassist/vocalist Miya Zane Osaki, guitarist/vocalist/drummer Greg Alesandro, guitarist Jason Thinh, and keyboardist Steve Choi -- released Peace Through Music; both albums were issued through Park's own label, Asian Man Records. The band's name was not intended to be a racial slur, as in fact it was hoping to be just the opposite by raising awareness of racial discrimination. Just like Asian Man, the group was all about spreading positivity and addressing issues (without being aggressively political in fear of alienating people) important to improving the future. A split with the Lawrence Arms entitled Present Day Memories appeared in May 2001 before the Chinkees' next full-length, Searching for a Brighter Future, was released one year later.
Download The Chinkees:

- The Chinkees Are Comming!(1998)
- Peace Through Music and Karaoke 7" (1998-99)
- Present Day Memories Split w/ Lawrence Arms (2001)
- Searching For a Brighter Future (2002)

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Baghdad Heavy Metal (Various Artists)

Baghdad Heavy Metal are as unlikley a band as the war in Iraq is making sense. Two totaly diffrent musical cultures thrown together grinding their identities against each other to seemingly dominate and subjugate. But in their mutual attack they come together into a cohesive whole that is bolth powerful and completely unique.
It's a marrage made in hell - but by Allah it works. The guiding hand behind the production is Steven Last, with Steve Hunter and respected Arab artists even American icon rocker
Sammy Hagar creating a blend that is stunning as it is surprising.

Download Baghdad Heavy Metal

Baghdad Heavy Metal: Steve Hunter (guitars); Steven Last (keyboards, percussion, programming); Samo, Issam Houshan (percussion).
Additional personnel: Rayess Bek (vocals, programming); Tania Saleh, Sammy Hagar, Woroud, Yuri Mrakadi (vocals); Petite Jamilla (bagpipe).

1. The Battle For Baghdad
2. Hot Zone - (with Yuri Mrakadi)
3. Baghdad Burning - (with Rayess Bek)
4. Goodbye Alan - (with Yuri Mrakadi)
5. Blue Sky Goodbye - (with Woroud)
6. Had There Been a Dream - (with Tania Saleh)
7. The Streets of Jihad
8. A Million Tears
9. Cosmic Universal Fashion - (with Sammy Hagar)
10. Master of Illusion - (with Woroud)

Friday, August 8, 2008

Explosions In The Sky live at Lollapalooza - 08-02-08

The American instrumental post-rock band from Texas. The band has garnered popularity beyond the post-rock scene for their cinematic, elaborately developed guitar work, narratively styled instrumentals, what they refer to as "cathartic mini-symphonies," and their enthusiastic and emotional live shows.

Originally called Breaker Morant, Explosions in the Sky was formed in Austin, Texas in 1999. Drummer Chris Hrasky is from Rockford, Illinois, and the rest of the band hails from Midland, Texas. The new name of "Explosions in the Sky" came from a comment Hrasky made in reference to the noise or sight of fireworks when they left KVRX on the night they played their first set and recorded their first track, "Remember Me as a Time of Day", that would be released on a compilation. Their 2000 debut album, How Strange, Innocence, was locally distributed in the form of CD-Rs. Rehearsal footage is featured on the short film Cicadas, which won an Austin Film Festival award.

Explosions in the Sky quickly gained a reputation for themselves among other established local bands such as Lift to Experience. Temporary Residence Limited signed the band on the strength of their demo after only half a listen; the demo was submitted by fellow Austin band The American Analog Set with a brief note saying, "This totally fucking destroys."

They garnered a small amount of media attention with their second album, Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Live Forever, due to rumors linking it to the September 11, 2001 attacks. The band denied any connection in interviews. The album art shows an airplane with the caption "This plane will crash tomorrow." There were false reports that the last track was called "This Plane Will Crash Tomorrow" and that the album was released on September 10, 2001; the concept had actually originated in 2000, and the album was released on August 27, 2001. Bassist Michael James was detained in an airport as a threat to security, and had to explain why his guitar contained the words "this plane will crash tomorrow".

After being contacted by Brian Reitzell, Explosions in the Sky wrote the soundtrack for the 2004 film Friday Night Lights. Despite having access to rare equipment in the studio for that project, the band kept to their songwriting style in creating original material.

Their most recent album, All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone, which debuted February 20, 2007, exists as both a one-disc version and a two-disc special edition featuring remixes by multiple artists. The band began touring on February 19 in the U.S. and Canada. They played a shortened version of "Welcome, Ghosts" on the February 20 episode of Late Night with Conan O'Brien. On May 10, they canceled the shows up to August due to a family illness.

Here is their most recent performance recorded via webstream at last weeks Lollapalooza event

Download EIS Live at Lollapalooza 08-02-08
Date: 2008.08.02
Place: Lollapalooza - Grant Park - Chicago, IL
Source: Webstream
Encoding: 160kbps mp3


01. Intro
02. Catastrophe and the Cure
03. The Birth and Death of the Day
04. Your Hand In Mine
05. Have You Passed Through This Night
06. Memorial
07. The Only Moment We Were Alone
08. Outro

Sunday, August 3, 2008


The infamous American rap metal band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1991 The band's continual members are rapper Zack de la Rocha, guitarist Tom Morello, bassist Tim Commerford, and drummer Brad Wilk. Rage Against the Machine is noted for its blend of rap, heavy metal, and funk as well as its revolutionary politics and lyrics. Rage Against the Machine drew inspiration from early metal instrumentation, as well as rap acts such as Public Enemy, Urban Dance Squad,and Afrika Bambaataa. The group's music is distinguished primarily by de la Rocha's rhyming styles and powerful stage energy, and Morello's unorthodox guitar techniques.

Rage Against the Machine released their debut album Rage Against the Machine in 1992, which became a commercial success. Following a slot in the 1993 Lollapalooza, the band did not release a follow-up record until Evil Empire in 1996. The band's third album The Battle of Los Angeles was released in 1999. During their initial nine year run, they became one of the most popular and influential political bands in contemporary music.

In 2000, shortly after breaking up, the band released their fourth studio album Renegades. Zack de la Rocha started a low-key solo career; the rest of the band formed the rock supergroup Audioslave with former Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, which disbanded in 2007. In April 2007 Rage Against the Machine performed together for the first time in seven years at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The band has continued to perform at multiple live venues since.

On April 14, 2007, Morello and de la Rocha reunited onstage early to perform a brief acoustic set at a Coalition of Immokalee Workers rally in downtown Chicago. Morello described the event as "very exciting for everybody in the room, myself included."[32] This was followed by the scheduled Coachella performance on Sunday, April 29 where the band staged a much anticipated performance in front of an EZLN backdrop to the largest crowds of the festival.

Rage Against the Machine has continued to tour the United States, New Zealand, Australia, and Japan, and also played a series of shows in Europe in Summer 2008 including Rock am Ring and Rock im Park, Pinkpop Festival, T in the Park, the Oxegen Festival and the Reading and Leeds Festivals in England. The band is also scheduled to perform in August 2008, in Chicago as one of the headlines (Radiohead and Kanye West being the two others) for the 2008 Lollapalooza Music Festival.

Here we have their complete discography in order of release:

- Rage Against the Machine 1992
- Evil Empire 1996
- The Battle of Los Angeles 1999
Renegades 2000
- Unreleased & Remixed

RATM Big Day Out Fest 2008

Friday, July 25, 2008

Bill Hicks

Bill Melvin Hicks (1961 – 1994) was one of the best stand-up comedians of ALL TIME he characterized his own performances as "Chomsky with dick jokes." Hicks tended to balance heady discussion of religion, politics and personal issues.

At an early age he was given permission by one of his teachers to pass the time by telling jokes while she fetched the register to take roll. This subsequently prompted a phone call to Hicks' mother from the teacher who asked for advice on how to prevent Bill from performing jokes, as he was taking up "valuable" teaching time and children in the class were protesting against him being removed from the front of his class to his seat.

In his senior year of high school, the Hicks family moved to Little Rock, Arkansas, but after his graduation, in the spring of 1980, Bill moved to Los Angeles, California, and started performing at the Comedy Store in Hollywood, where Andrew Dice Clay, Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld, and Garry Shandling were also performing at the time. He briefly attended Los Angeles Community College, mentioning the unhappy experience on Flying Saucer Tour Vol. 1. He appeared in a pilot for the sitcom Bulba, before moving back to Houston in 1982. There, he formed the ACE Production Company (Absolute Creative Entertainment), which would later become Sacred Cow Productions, with Kevin Booth, and worked at local Houston comedy clubs like The Comedy Workshop. Hicks also attended the University of Houston for a short time.

In 1983, Hicks began drinking heavily while using a massive regimen of illicit substances, including LSD, psilocybin, cocaine, MDMA, poppy tea, diazepam, Quaaludes and methamphetamine, which may have influenced his increasingly disjointed and angry, at times even misanthropic ranting style on stage. He continued attacking the American dream, hypocritical beliefs, and traditional attitudes. During his first experience with alcohol, Hicks viciously attacked the audience in a drunken rage. Hicks' success steadily increased (along with his drug use), and in 1984 he made an appearance on the talk show Late Night with David Letterman, which was engineered by Jay Leno. He made an impression on David Letterman and ended up doing eleven more appearances, presenting bowdlerized versions of his stage shows.

In 1986, Hicks found himself broke after spending all his money on various drugs, but his career received another upturn as he appeared on Rodney Dangerfield's Young Comedians Special in 1987. The same year, he moved to New York City, and for the next five years he did about 300 performances a year. His reputation suffered from his drug use, however, and in 1988, he claimed to have quit everything, including alcohol. Hicks recounts his quitting of alcohol in the One Night Stand special and on Flying Saucer Tour Vol. 1. On the album Relentless, he jokes that he quit using drugs because "once you've been taken aboard a UFO, it's kind of hard to top that", although in his performances, he continued to extol the virtues of LSD, marijuana and psychedelic mushrooms. He fell back to cigarette smoking, a theme that would figure heavily in his performances from then on. In April 1993, while touring in Australia, he started complaining of pains in his side, and on June 16 of that year, he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He started receiving weekly chemotherapy, while still touring and also recording his album, Arizona Bay, with Kevin Booth.

Hicks played the final show of his career at Caroline's in New York on January 6, 1994. He moved back to his parents' house in Little Rock, Arkansas shortly thereafter. He called his friends to say goodbye before he stopped speaking on February 14, and died in the presence of his parents at 11:20 p.m. on February 26, 1994. Hicks was buried on the family plot in Leakesville, Mississippi.

Here are five of his best releases Enjoy!

Dangerous (1990)
Relentless (1992)
Arizona Bay(1997)
Rant in E-Minor(1997)
Philosophy Best of (2001)

Friday, July 18, 2008

Jello Biafra Spoken Word

Eric Reed Boucher (born June 17, 1958) is more widely known by the stage name Jello Biafra. He first gained attention as the lead singer and songwriter for San Francisco punk rock band Dead Kennedys. After his time with the band concluded, he became more directly involved with political activism and took over the influential independent record label Alternative Tentacles, founded in 1979 by him and East Bay Ray. Although now primarily focused on spoken word art, he has continued as a musician in numerous collaborations.
Here is all but one of his spoken word releases.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Dead Kennedys

About as patriotic as it gets for the 80's. I share some of the finest DK releases of all time.
Great stuff to play during your 4th of July flag barbecues.

Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables (1980)
In God We Trust, Inc. (1981)
Plastic Surgery Disasters (1982)
Frankenchrist (1985)
Bedtime For Democracy (1986)

From San Francisco, California. During the 1980s, the band gained a large underground following in the international punk music scene. Their music mixed the more experimental elements of English 1970s punk with the raw energy of the 1980s American hardcore punk scene. Dead Kennedys' songs mix the deliberately shocking lyrics of punk with a humorous, acerbic, satirical, and sarcastic left-wing commentary on current social and political issues. Many of the band's songs criticize the right-wing ideologies of the religious right and the Ronald Reagan administration.

In the late 1980s, the band was embroiled in an obscenity trial in the US over the 1985 Frankenchrist album, which included a poster with art that depicted penises (Penis Landscape by H. R. Giger). The band was charged criminally with distribution of harmful matter to minors, but the trial ended with a hung jury. The band officially disbanded in 1986. From 1998-2004, the band was embroiled in an acrimonious lawsuit over royalties and rights to the band's music. In 2001, the band re-formed and began touring with a new vocalist over the objections of former lead singer Jello Biafra, who, after losing the lawsuit and being found liable for fraud, filed two appeals that he later lost.
In 2008, the band picked up their first ever UK gold sales awards in 15 years.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Flobots - Fight With Tools (2008)

When a pair of visionary, quick-witted emcees joins forces with a battle-hardened, groove-fusing rhythm section, a classically trained violist and trumpet player, the result is a sound that explores and expands the frontiers of live hip-hop. Progressive in both style and message, the band’s ability to drop from symphonic rock-infused crescendos into stripped-down string-laden breakbeats has earned Flobots a reputation for both originality and authenticity. Armed with musicianship, intelligence, and an ingrained sense of rebellion, Flobots are looking to engage a new musical culture, one mind at a time.

Download Fight With Tools

  1. There’s A War Going On For Your Mind
  2. Mayday!!!
  3. Same Thing
  4. Stand Up
  5. Fight With Tools
  6. Handlebars
  7. Never Had It
  8. Combat
  9. The Rhythm Method (Move!)
  10. Anne Braden
  11. We Are Winning
  12. Rise

Watch flobots Featurette

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Bad Religion

Three of my favorite releases from 1982 How Could Hell Be Any Worse, 1988 Suffer and 1990 Against The Grain all killer albums, I still remember when I broke the tape on my cassette of Suffer. The photo above I remember relating to many a time, their precise political lyrics and driving beat exercised my angst against the powers that be many times over and still does.

How Could Hell Be Any Worse
Against The Grain

Monday, May 26, 2008

Utah Phillips: Good Though! (1973)

Utah Phillips, a seminal figure in American folk music who performed extensively and tirelessly for audiences on two continents for 38 years, died Friday May 23, 2008 of congestive heart failure in Nevada City, California a small town in the Sierra Nevada mountains where he lived for the last 21 years with his wife, Joanna Robinson, a freelance editor.

Born Bruce Duncan Phillips on May 15, 1935 in Cleveland, Ohio, he was the son of labor organizers. Whether through this early influence or an early life that was not always tranquil or easy, by his twenties Phillips demonstrated a lifelong concern with the living conditions of working people. He was a proud member of the Industrial Workers of the World, popularly known as "the Wobblies," an organizational artifact of early twentieth-century labor struggles that has seen renewed interest and growth in membership in the last decade, not in small part due to his efforts to popularize it.

A single from Phillips's first record, "Moose Turd Pie," a rollicking story about working on a railroad track gang, saw extensive airplay in 1973. From then on, Phillips had work on the road. His extensive writing and recording career included two albums with Ani DiFranco which earned a Grammy nomination. Phillips's songs were performed and recorded by Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings, Joan Baez, Tom Waits, Joe Ely and others. He was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Folk Alliance in 1997.

Phillips began suffering from the effects of chronic heart disease in 2004, and as his illness kept him off the road at times, he started a nationally syndicated folk-music radio show, "Loafer's Glory," produced at KVMR-FM and started a homeless shelter in his rural home county, where down-on-their-luck men and women were sleeping under the manzanita brush at the edge of town. Hospitality House opened in 2005 and continues to house 25 to 30 guests a night. In this way, Phillips returned to the work of his mentor Hennacy in the last four years of his life.

Download Good Though!

1. Cannonball Blues
2. Queen of the Rails
3. Going Away
4. Frisco Road
5. Starlight on the Rails
6. Calling Trains
7. Daddy, What's a Train?
8. Moose Turd Pie
9. Old Buddy Goodnight
10. Phoebe Snow
11. Nickel Plate Road No. 759
12. Wabash Cannonball/Tolono

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Asian Dub Foundation: Punkara (2008)

The sixth studio album by the collective Asian Dub Foundation. First album released with new singer Al Rumjen formely of King Prawn. Advanced release in Japan on 3/2008 and subsequently leaked worldwide. The opener "Superpower" I can only imagine is about the fall of the USA (lyric) "Watch you gonna do when the well runs dry" as the shit slowly hits the fan and "Burning Fence" don't let up their. The deep political and social lyrics with their distinctive sound is a combination of hard ragga-jungle rhythms, indo-dub basslines, searing sitar- inspired guitars and 'traditional' sounds.
Happy Memorial Day weekend!

Listen to tracks here at this cool Japanese site

Download Punkara:
password: indahouse

1. Superpower
2. Burning Fence
3. No Fun
4. Speed of Light
5. Ease Up Caesar
6. S.O.C.A.
7. Target Practice
8. Living Under the Radar (ghostplane)
9. Altered Statesmen
10. Bride of Punkara
11. Stop the Bleeding
12. Awake/Asleep

Burning Fence Video:

Friday, May 9, 2008

War: If It Feels Good. Do It! (2003 Compilation)

2003 Hiphop compilation Produced by: Billy Jam of Hip Hop Slam
A 28 track hip hop compilation of emcee and DJ tracks - all dealing with the issues of war and peace, and US foreign policy, in particular the 2003 war on Iraq and the leader/administration that put America there. Many of the tracks utilize Dubya samples or soundbites, mostly drawn from TV News coverage recorded during 2003. Dedicated to : Barbara Lee (a true American), Chuck D (a true hip hop revolutionary), Steinski (political cut and paste pioneer), and Edwin Starr (R.I.P) for his classic anti-WAR anthem with those timeless lyrics: "WAR! What is it good for? Absolutely nothing!"

Download War: If It Feels Good. Do It!


1. "Win This War and Have A Good Time" (0:16)
2. DJs Of Mass Destruction "War (If It Feels Good, Do It)" (2:16)
3. Mr. Lif "Earthcrusher" (DJ Pone RMX) (3:57)
4. "Dubya vs. Aaarnold" (0:25)
5. Public Enemy "Son of a Bush" (DJ Pone remix) (3:58)
6. Guerrilla News Network "Happy Ramadan Osama bin Laden" (1:33)
7. Steinski & Mass Media "It's up to you (War Mix) (w/ Man in the Blue bathrobe) (5:10)
8. Azeem "George Bush is a gangsta" (1:41)
9. Tino Corp feat. Ben Stokes "Dubya (Commander In Chief)" (4:11)
10. DJs Of Mass Destruction "Liberate The Children" (3:48)
11. Guerrilla News Network "War" (1:14)
12. Cat Five "American Military Operations" (DJsOMD/RMX) (3:33)
13. DJ Stoic "Land Mine" (3:12)
14. DJs of Mass Destruction "What Weapons Of Mass Destruction?" (2:01)
15. Shing02 "Since By Man Came Death" (6:29)
16. Fox News vs. Biiiaaatch (0:12)
17. 4AM "InDaClub" (5:42)
18. Boots "George Bush is a bank manager" (0:16)
19. O-Type "Blood and Sand" (3:13)
20. The Desert DJs "Fifty Miles of Baghdad" (2:24)
21. ARK "So Many People" (excerpt) (1:28)
22. Guerrilla News Network "Good Vs. Evil" (2:06)
23. DJs Of Mass Destruction "Reprise: War Is What They Got" (2:00)
24. Quiet American "Once Over" (3:22)
25. Aya de Leon "Thin Line/Stop the War" (3:22)

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Roots Of Resistance Vol1

Selected highlights from the Freedom Archives. Sounds and spoken word of the 50s through the 90s featuring Maya Angelou, Paul Robeson, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., Fred Hampton, Angela Davis, Assata Shakur, George Jackson, Ho Chi Minh, Jane Fonda, Ramsey Clark, Lolita Lebron, John Trudell and Radio Free Alcatraz, Amilcar Cabral, Nelson Mandela, June Jordan, Salvador Allende, Victor Jara, Joan Baez, Cesar Chavez, Bernardine Dohrn, Kathy Boudin, Sweet Honey In The Rock, Marge Piercy, Ossie Davis, and much, much more. Staggeringly impressive,important, and inspirational. Happy May Day!

Download Roots Of Resistance Vol1

1. Intro
2. African Roots Of Struggle
3. Prison Doors
4. Vietnam Victory
5. Puerto Rico Independence
6. From Alcatraz To Wounded Knee
7. Africa And Palestine
8. Cuba And Chile
9. Que Viva Raza
10. Long Live The International Hotel
11. The Rising Of The Women Is The Rising Of Us All
12. We Who believe In Freedom

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Lullabies From The Axis Of Evil (2004)

"In his 2002 `Axis of Evil' speech, George W. Bush Singled out Iran, Iraq and North Korea, along with their allies, as the enemies of democracy. Enlisting world support for his war on terrorism, Bush pointed a finger and drew the line between us and them. But Bush forgot one thing. These
enemy states are filled with mothers and children. Our so-called enemies' possess a remarkable capacity for love and warmth in a tradition of lullabies that spans generations of sense and memory. Singers from around the world are brought together singing in English including well known artists like Nina Hagen and Rickie Lee Jones with the traditional lullabies sung by a host of singers from Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine, Syria, Cuba and North Korea.

Download Lullabies From The Axis Of Evil

1. Sad sol – YOU'RE MY DESTINY Mahsa Vahdat, Iran / Sarah Jane Morris, England
2. Dilelol – SLEEP, MY CHILD Amel Kthyer and Halla Bassam, Iraq / Eva Dahlgren, Sweden
3. Lalolalo - DON'T YOU WORRY, MY CHILD Kulsoom Syed Ghulam, Afghanistan / Lila Downs, Mexico/USA
4. Ya Lel Ma Atwalak– THIS NEVER ENDING NIGHT Rim Banna, Palestine / Kari Bremnes, Norway
5. Luna, Luna- LUNA, LUNA LITTLE DOLL Mayada Killisly Baghdadi, Syria / Mimi, USA
6. Peace song Halla Bassam, Iraq / Sevara Nazarkhan, Uzbekistan
7. Aruru– LULLABY, SWEET BABY Martha Lorenzo, Cuba / Nina Hagen, Germany
8. Stars are rising Sun Ju Lee, North Korea / Eddi Reader, Scotland
9. Nami - ANGEL Viva Killisly Chachati, Syria / Katia Cardenal, Nicaragua
10. Lalalala Gohle Laleh Mahsa and Marjan Vahdat, Iran
11. Garidbe - WATCHING OVER ME Halla Bassam, Iraq / Rickie Lee Jones, USA
12. Nami ya la’ aubi – SLEEP, MY DOLL Rim Banna, Palestine / Annisette, Denmark
13. Gohlelale - MY TULIP, MY PEARL Pari Zanganeh, IranThe Washington National Cathedral Girls Choristers, USA Elana Fremerman, USA
14. Nami - LAMENT Jawaher Shofani, Palestine
15. Mazar – SOME DAY, MY BOY Fanzya and Razya Khan Ali, Afghanistan / Elana Fremerman, USA

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The Fixtures: One Crisis Short Of Chaos

The third and final release from the Encino California trio with Jan D. on guitar, vocals & trumpet Heidi K. on Bass and Kevin H. on Drums and lead vocals extremely political and witty lyrics match the hard hitting driving punk/metal sound.

Download One Crisis Short Of Chaos

1. Future Criminals of Americas
2. What's up Doctor
3. Mosh pit moron
4. f\Frankenstein has risen from the grave, I think
5. No Sale
6. The Redemption Game
7. Power
8. Red and clear
9. Where Dreams go to Die
10. Pornhogwraithe
11. International Know
12. Warning
13. Hard head full of hate
14. Monkeywrench
15. Quit your Job
16. Screw the World
17. If

Friday, April 18, 2008

Smithsonian Folkways: Protest Songs!

A compilation sampler from Smithsonian Folkways Recordings Take A historical listen to the protest music, spoken word from the Vietnam antiwar movement.

Download Protest Songs!

01. Freedom Now Chant
02. Woody Guthrie - Jesus Christ
03. Lead Belly - The Bourgeois Blues
04. Billy Bragg - Joe Hill
05. Sonia Sanchez - Liberation Poem
06. Blind Girl Grunt - Baby I've Been Thinking
07. Sammy Walker, Phil Ochs - Bound For Glory
08. Blind Boy Grunt - John Brown
09. Pete Seeger - A Hard Rain Is Gonna Fall
10. New World Singers - Blowin' In The Wind
11. Phil Ochs - We Seek No Wider War
12. Martin Luther King Speaks
13. Mike Millius - The Ballad Of Martin Luther King
14. Utah Phillips - The Preacher And The Slave
15. Rev. Ralph Abernathy Speaks
16. Rev. F.D. Kirkpatrick, Jim Collier - Burn, Baby Burn
17. Medgar Evers Speaks
18. Happy Traum and Blind Boy Grunt - Let Me Die In My Footsteps
19. C.O.R.E. Freedom Singers - Get Your Rights, Jack
20. Black Panther Party Platform
21. Pete Seeger - Guantanamera
22. Enoch Brown - Complaint Call

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Ministry: The Last Sucker (2007)

Ministry did such a great job with pappy Bush on NWO (Psalm 69) they've outdone themselves with Bush Jr. In their final release including samples of Bush Jr. in "Death and Destruction" even Dick Cheney isn't safe in "The Dick Song" they also tackle the issue of artist suppression to speak out in "Watch Yourself" Amy Goodman is sampled in "No Glory" and the Doors cover is torn apart. From the Kick ass opening "Let's Go" to "End of Days" Mastering the Industrial Metal sound like never before also followed by a world tour in progress as of this posting see em before there gone forever.

Download The Last Sucker:

1. Let's go
2. Watch yourself
3. Life is good
4. The dick song
5. The last sucker
6. No glory
7. Death & destruction
8. Roadhouse blues
9. Die in a clash
10. End of days Pt.1
11. End of days Pt.2

Friday, April 4, 2008

Polarity1/ Danny Schechter: MEDIA WARS

A culture jamming soundtrack for the book "Media Wars" by Danny Schechter aka The News Dissector combining the music of Polarity1 with clips of media during the current war occupation of Iraq. Funny, witty, cynical, critical look at the media and great for radio programs was used on Democracy Now! also check out Media

Download Media Wars:

1. Media Wars
2. Seventy Virgins
3. News Goo
4. A Family Situation
5. Danny Schecter Dissects
6. An Exchange With Polarity1
7. Media Wars (short version)
8. News Goo (short version)

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Anti-Flag: Die For The Government , The Bright Lights Of America

The bands debut 1996 album that features a number classic Anti-Flag tracks released on the old school DIY Label New Red Archives A popular release with Pirate Radio stations and Indypendant Media movement far and wide through the late 90's until present day.
Anti-Flag has kept true to their anti-establishment values while becoming more and more popular. Today April 1st they released their latest "The Bright Lights Of America" 12 years later they still make me SHAKE MY FIST IN DEFIANCE!

Download Die For The Govt. Here:

  1. You'd Do the Same
  2. You've Got to Die for the Government
  3. Drink Drank Punk
  4. Rotten Future
  5. Safe Tonight
  6. Red, White, and Brainwashed
  7. Davey Destroyed the Punk Scene
  8. Summer Squatter Go Home
  9. She's My Little Go-Go Dancer
  10. Police State in the U.S.A.
  11. Punk by the Book
  12. Fuck Police Brutality
  13. I'm Being Watched by the CIA
  14. Kill the Rich
  15. No More Dead
  16. Confused Youth
  17. Your Daddy Was a Rich Man, Your Daddy's Fucking Dead

Bright Lights Of America 2008


01. Good And Ready
02. The Bright Lights Of America
03. Vices
04. The Modern Rome Burning
05. If You Wanna Steal (You Better Learn How To Lie)
06. No Warning
07. Spit In The Face
08. We Are The Lost
09. Go West
10. The Smartest Bomb
11. Shadow Of The Dead
12. The Ink And The Quill (Be Afraid)
13. Bonus Track
(Original posting at Alternative2punk)

Friday, March 28, 2008

Raw Knowledge: Nemesis To Silence (2001)

Spoken word mostly pro-black and pro-female, accented by sporadic background music and samples ranging from Malcolm X speeches, Public Enemy, Nina Simone, Richard Pryor and N.W.A. among others. The uncensored, no holdsbarred approach to this project features a variety of women speaking original pieces in a rally against global marketing, prisons world economy, sexism, sweat shops and police brutality.
This project works well because it keeps the listener in tune by changed tempos and emotion. 23 tracks have music/sound accompaniment by such experimental heavyweights as Phantom Patient, dj 381–813, Maniac cop, Drowning Dog, dj slo-mo, david james, Bitter Pie and Healamonster & Tarsier.

Download Nemesis To Silence

1. Intro
2. Cost Of Girlhood
3. Lifespans (feat Phantom Plannet)
4. State Of War
5. Revolution (feat Culminating Point)
6. Hypocrosy
7. My Own Hypocrosy
8. Ing Of Being (feat So-Mo)
9. Hitler Smiling With Glee
10. Resolved
11. Black Girl (feat Manic Cop)
12. Consumerism
13. Jessie Jackson (feat Bitter Pie)
14. Big Man
15. Mom and Dad
16. 4 More Years
17. Someone (feat David James)
18. What They Want Me To Be
19. Abort The Process
20. Volcano
21. Woman 2000 (feat Healamonster & Tarsier)
22. Body Of Christ (feat DJ-381-813)
23. In This Together (Mix)

Raw Knowledge is a spoken word artist and member of Entartete Kunst, a class-conscious worker-owned collective that produces and distributes no-field electronica, radical literature and propaganda that promotes positive social change. Her album Nemesis to Silence has been called "a raw nerve of anger, passion and hopefulness. . ."

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Aztlan Underground: Sub-Verses (1998)

Download Sub-Verses

1- Permiso
2- They Move in Silence
3- No Soy Animal
4- Killing Season
5- Blood On Your Hands
6- Reality Check
7- Lemon Pledge
8- Revolution
9- Preachers Of The Blind State
10- Lyrical Drive-By
11- Nahui Ollin
12- How To Catch A Bullet
13- Ik Otik
14- Obsolete Man
15- Decolonize
16- War Flowers

Aztlan Underground is a fusion band from Los Angeles. Since early 1989, Aztlan Underground has played Rapcore. Indigenous drums, flutes, and rattles are commonplace in its musical compositions.

This unique sound is the backdrop for the band's message of dignity for indigenous people, all of humanity, and Earth. Aztlan Underground has been cultivating a grass roots audience across the country, which has become a large and loyal underground following. Their music includes spoken word pieces and elements of punk, hip hop, rock, funk, jazz, and indigenous music, among others.

"DJ Bean" (turntables, samples and percussion), Yaotl (vocals, indigenous percussion), Joe "Peps" (bass, rattles), Alonzo Beas (guitars, synth), Caxo (drums, indigenous percussion), and Bulldog (vocals, flute).

Rare has it been that a Latino rap group has been able to take the underground by storm without selling its soul. Independent Los Angeles artists Aztlan Underground see themselves as Indigenous campesinos (farm workers) planting seeds of rebellion for almost a decade. Their third release "Sub Verses" concocts the rage and wisdom of Chuck D with the passion of Rage Against the Machine.Like humble warriors they have moved in silence, steering clear of the paparazzi, while offering "War Flowers" in the struggle for decolonization.

Concha shells, phat bass lines, native drums, Peruvian flutes and screaming guitar riffs create a sound that both liberate and inspire the soul. Their music creates a native ceremony; a healing process where indeed la cultura cura. '(Culture cures) Amidst the healing, a dual awakening is also taking place at 'no holds barrred.' Their assault is a "lyrical drive-by" on cultural imperialism, Americanization and false prophets.

Aztlan Underground is a wake up call against the strategic mind control by TV screens and the silver screen that have most of us cloned like fiends. If music is supposed to inspire, not only do they spit fire, but they elevate our mind-state to a platform much higher.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

TCHKUNG! Incite: A Soundtrack for Post World Industries (1998)

This third and final release by ¡TCHKUNG!. features live recordings, and several unique electronic re-interpretations of their live material.
  1. Tuning (1:14)
  2. Khat (NAHHS) (4:08)
  3. Smash Things Up (4:00)
  4. Feralcore (1:29)
  5. Nomadology (8:05)
  6. Tegucigalpa (2:51)
  7. New Earth Rising (2:19)
  8. Picture of the Riotzone (2:12)
  9. New Earth (1:36)
  10. Achmed’s New Nikes (12:01)

Download Incite:

¡Tchkung! was a rock music band from Seattle, Washington which included Rick Tahoma Wilson (vocals), Grey Filastine (drums), Lazlo Onatop, Devon Cecily (vocals, violin, and drums), J.Sun, and Jason. They blended guerrilla theater, "tribal" drumming, and punk ethics. Their live performances included multiple drummers, violin, didgeridoo, and electric bass, all played to fire breathers and fire eaters, body piercing, and other theatrical scenes. Often compared to Crash Worship, or Crass, the band has been described as "industrial"[citation needed], though "post-industrial" might be more accurate. The band actually became well known for the conclusions of their shows, which ranged from police raids (such as in Eugene, OR) and riots (particularly Seattle's Bumbershoot Festival in 1994[1]), to Molotov Cocktail demonstrations and parades leading into the streets where audience members would be encouraged to participate with 55-gallon drums, and buckets.

After the break-up of the band, members (including Wilson and Filastine) went on to form the political marching band Infernal Noise Brigade. As well Grey Filastine currently performs under the moniker Filastine.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

The Dirtbombs We Have You Surrounded (2008)

The Dirtbombs:
We Have You Surrounded

An album broadly focused on the theme of urban paranoia. Whether it's via the straight-forward grime rock of "I Hear the Sirens", the bleak, martial outlook conveyed in covering Dead Moon's 1992 classic "Fire in the Western World" or the wistful, Judgment Day, album-closer "La Fin du Monde" the record, coupled with artwork and lettering by Emmy-Award winning artist Gary Panter, takes on Armageddon with all the abandon of a conspiracy theorist living

Download Album Here:

We Have You Surrounded is the first full-length album of new material from The Dirtbombs since 2003's pivotal Dangerous Magical Noise and they already have four non-album singles slated for release in 2008.