Sunday, January 16, 2022

Existench - Year One Session 2000 (Halifax-Nova Scotia, Canada)

Talking with my friend Drock lately about all sorts of past history hardcore, been great reminiscing old times ! We both grew up in different scenes & countries, but had surprisingly basically the same taste in music/bands at the times those genres pretty much first started. We were both bored with Punk, and needed something more potent and agressive. Hardcore. Black Metal/Speed Metal were the answers to our boredom in the early 80's, then later came Grind, Crust, Powerviolence, Noisecore. My tastes seeming to evolve into faster crazier stuff, as did Drock's :) Although I was in 2 Hardcore bands from 81'-83', I didn't stick with playing in bands after 83'. 2017 I got back into it with Powerviolence band from Oxnard, Ca. Culpa. I was bass player for about 6 months & 4 shows, before the drummer wanted to call it quits for a while when he was about to have his first baby. Last show was 2018. Now he has 2 kids, but the band is still not active at the moment. Drock on the other hand has been active in bands for a long long time, more than 30 years of constant dedication ! He has been at the forefront of great Canadian bands such as Disabuse, System Shit, Existench, The Shitheads, and a whole lot more I can't remember, and might not even know about :) I think Drunktank was one of those projects, more along the lines of Punk if I can remember correctly. Anyway, he recently put up an Existench session on You Tube. They were going to put it out as a powerviolence project called Clint Eastwood way back in around 2000, but never used the session, it remains unreleased. It is made up of previously released Existench songs from year one of the band re-recorded. I asked Drock if I could put this session on here, I absolutely love this recordinng ! He said all good man ! Known Drock a long time now from Soulseek music program & our good buddy xDembonesx. Love Drock, he's a true Hardcore dude & a true friend ! 01 Used 02 Time For Change 03 Hope? 04 The Other Side Of The Coin 05 Harassed 06 Addiction 07 Waste Of Time Link: