Saturday, January 23, 2010

INFEST 1987-2002 - Discography (remastered)






Disk One revised on Oct. 5, 2012 for better sound quality on the Mankid ep and comp tracks.

Sorry for the delay. So here's what i've been working on for pretty much the past month. 110 tracks of Infest, and by "remastered" i just mean nicely cleaned up. All surface noise and pops removed, and all levels adjusted so every track is the same volume. I think this is going on year 10 that Deep Six Records has had the Infest discography on it's "coming soon" list, so i'm going to take a wild guess and say it's never going to happen. With that in mind, i tried my best to make this collection as close to CD quality as possible. I think it came out great. This is pretty much everything the band has ever recorded, aside from one demo track (Machismo), which i couldn't get a decent version of to work with, and a few samples before certain tracks. I've wanted to put this together for a long time, and it was a labor of love to be sure. I'm glad the fucking thing's finally done. If any band needs to be properly documented, this is it.

I'd say Infest was the band that had the single greatest impact on me as far as hardcore/punk music goes. My first time hearing them was on Pat Duncan's radio show in 1988, during the time the Slave LP was released. The songs were Mindless and Where's the Unity?, and the second i heard those tracks it changed my perception of how powerful music could be. Everything about it just clicked with me immediately. Up to that point i had heard a decent amount of the faster and heavier bands like DRI, Siege, and even Napalm Death. But Infest was a different kind of fast, and a different kind of heavy. It was just monstrous hardcore, like Youth of Today on steroids and speed. This was the band i'd been waiting to hear. I taped Pat's show every Thursday night and would catch an Infest song every now and then, which to me was like hitting the lottery. It was almost a full year later that i finally got a dub of the entire Slave album from a friend in art school. Thanks Marty! I never thought a band would ever have that much of an impact on me again, until the day i heard Neanderthal... but that's a whole other long-winded story.

OK, enough ranting. Here it is. 110 tracks taken from a dozen recordings. Thanks to Dan Hashthrash for the Slave and KXLU rips, Andy (Mortville Records) for the Apocalyptic Convulsions rip, and Gen (Ruido) for the 1987 demo rip. Enjoy!

INFEST Volume One
INFEST Volume Two

Volume One


Slave LP (tracks 1-19)

Originally released on Off the Disk Records (out of Switzerland)/
Draw Blank Records (Infest's own label) in 1988. The Slave LP contained the 10 tracks from the band's previous self-released, self-titled 7" (known as the Machismo 7"), plus 8 new tracks. There were 1,000 made of the original press, which came with a lyric sheet, poster, 2 stickers and 1 flyer. It was recorded at Spot Recording by David Kory in June, 1988. Produced by Infest. Mixed by Matt, John O.D. and Joe. Back-ups by Dave, Matt, Joe, John O.D. and Jeff Banks. Awesome cover art by Seelenlos and graphics by Erich. The LP was re-issued in 1991 by Draw Blank/Deep Six Records, and the artwork changed to the more well known black and white image of a slave being led through the grass on a leash. Slave was bootlegged on LP in 1993 on Sand Im Getriebe Records (out of Germany of course) and also included the band's 2nd 7" (1991), 11 unreleased rehearsal tracks, and the sleeve was a 20 page booklet full of political propaganda. The LP was finally officially re-issued again in 2002 by Deep Six/Draw Blank. The tracks in this collection were taken from the 2002 re-release. Sound quality is fantastic, but unfortunately it's missing the sample at the opening of Sick-O.

1988 lineup
vocals - Joe Denunzio
guitar - Matt Domino
bass - Dave Ring
drums - Chris Clift

Matt Domino on the releasing of the Slave LP:

How did you get everything together so fast, like the 7" and 12"? How did you hook up with a Swiss label?
It actually went slow. We were planning to do a 14 song 7", but I ended up trading our demo to Erich and Thomas of Mega-Wimp fanzine in Switzerland. They really liked us and offered to do a 7" for us. So we recorded 18 songs, 10 for our 7" and eight for them to press up. Later on, they offered to do a 12", so we put 10 of the songs on our 7" as a US pressing and all 18 on their 12" as a European press.


What are the pressings of both the 7" and 12"?

The 7" is: 1000 black and 100 clear. Our 12" on Off the Disk is: 100 amber, 100 pink, 800 black. The colored vinyl came with posters. There might be a second press of the 12" of 500 on multi-colored vinyl, but we are not sure yet. The 12" and 7" are both sold out.


You can read the entire interview here.

The Slave LP still stands as my favorite Infest release. As amazing as the 2nd 7" and the No Man's Slave LP are, there's just something missing that made Slave so great to me. Everything from Matt's guitar sounds, to Joe's rabid vocals, to that thick bass sound that just cuts through everything. Add to that the raw production and perfect arrangement of songs from the start of Break the Chains to the end of Fetch the Pliers. It was a formula that comes along once in a lifetime, and then of course imitated endlessly, but never topped, for over 20 years now.

Infest 7" (tracks 20-29)
Commonly known as the Mankind 7". Originally released on Deep Six/Draw Blank in 1991. Recorded January 1991 at the Annex by Dickie Moe, and mixed by Dave, Joe and Matt. It was bootlegged in 1991 on limited edition blue vinyl (no label), and again in 1994 as a 3-sided 2x7" (no label). "Mankind" on one 7", and the live Gilman tracks from the PHC split 8" (1990 Slap A Ham) on the one-sided 7". The flip-side was screen-printed with a red Infest logo. It was legitimately re-released on 10" vinyl in 2006 (Deep Six/Draw Blank) and included the songs from the Apocalyptic Convulsions 10" (1992 Ax/ction Records) and the Bllleeeeaaauuurrrrgghhh! - The Record 7" (1991 Slap A Ham) as bonus tracks. It sounds like the "Mankind" 10" is a different mix than the original 1991 7". The tracks in this collection were taken from the 10". Excellent sound.


Bllleeeeaaauuurrrrgghhh! - The Record 7" (track 30)
Released on Slap A Ham Records in 1991. 64 tracks! Matt Domino plays guitar in 2 other bands on the comp. Neanderthal and Mouthfart (who only have 1 known recorded track). I assume it's Neanderthal under a different moniker... but it could just as well be Infest actually. Give the track a listen. In 2003, Goatsucker Records out of Mexico put out a CD containing all 3
Bllleeeeaaauuurrrrgghhh! 7"s. Bllleeeeaaauuurrrrgghhh! - The Record (1991), Son of Bllleeeeaaauuurrrrgghhh! (1992), and Bllleeeeaaauuurrrrgghhh!: A Music War" (1998). All originally on Slap A Ham, and all with a shitload of songs.

Apocalyptic Convulsions 10" (tracks 31-32)
Released on Ax/ction Records in 1992. Limited to 1500 copies. 10" vinyl with poster insert containing liner notes contributed by each band. First 500 copies came with a bonus 7". Great cover art by Morbid Mark (who also did art for MITB). I'd say this comp was half great. It had some killer songs by some of my favorite bands of the time, like Assuck, Charred Remains AKA Man is the Bastard, A.C., Rovsvett and The Scam, but unfortunately had a bunch of 'not so good' bands on there as well, to put it nicely. The 2 Infest tracks on this comp were labeled as "untitled", but had titles later when they appeared as bonus tracks on the Mankind 10".

No Man's Slave LP (tracks 33-51)
Released on Deep Six/Draw Blank in 2002. The music was recorded in 1995 and the vocals were recorded in 2000. For this amazing comeback album, R.D. Davies from Visual Discrimination replaces Chris Clift on drums, and Matt Domino lays down both the guitar and bass tracks. Easily one of the most anticipated hardcore albums of all time, and it's safe to say if knocked everyone on their ass.

Fear of Smell LP (track 52)
Released on Vermiform Records in 1993. Two pressings, 2,441 made. The first 1,000 LPs has custom, hand-made covers. Most were badly drawn cartoons with a marker over a white background (by Sam McPheeters, band members and friends i'm guessing), and some were actually pretty artistic and creative. There's a website that is trying to catalog all 1,000 variations of the LP. Check it out here. And if you have a copy, send in a picture. Fear of Smell was released on CD in 1998 (Vermiform) as 1 pressing of 1,900. One of my favorite compilations of the '90s, and of all time. The Infest track here was ripped from the CD version.

Reality 2 LP (track 53)
Released on Deep Six Records in 1997 on both LP and CD. Issued with a one-sided 8.5"x11" insert. The Infest track on this comp, Cold Inside, was also the opening track to the No Man's Slave LP. Ripped from CD version.

Reality 3 LP (track 54)
Released on Deep Six in 1999. First 300 LPs of first press were on orange vinyl. Released on CD the same year. This is a kick ass song, but i have no idea when it was recorded. I'm guessing it's an outtake from the No Man's Slave sessions? Also ripped from CD version.


Volume 2

1987 demo (tracks 1-19)
This is missing the song Machismo because the track i had was damaged, but i think there are at least 3 other versions of this song in the collection. Tracks from this 20 song demo were bootlegged a bunch of times. First i know of was a one-sided 7" put out in January, 1993 on Shiny Happy Records. Tracks were Where's the Unity?, If I Were You, and Which Side? Six more tracks were bootlegged in 1994 on the Not Over Yet 7" (no label). Not sure how many of these were pressed, but i remember these being everywhere in the late '90s, on various colors. It was re-issued on black vinyl in 1996. Tracks were Sick of Talk, Life's Halt, The End, Dirty Dope Dealer, Son of the Sun, and Going. Finally (at some point in the past 10 years), the entire 20 track demo was put onto 12" vinyl. It was a Fanclub release, and contained 25 tracks. Kind of an odd release, it contained the demo, plus 3 rehearsal tracks (with samples at the beginnings), and a track titled "Outro", which was actually The Melvins (Echo from the album Gluey Porch Treatments). I'm not sure why that was thrown on there, but if you've never heard that Melvins track, i'd say it would be pretty easy to be tricked into thinking it was Infest. The 1987 Demo LP also came with a lyric sheet and a fold out poster sleeve full of classic flyers.

There was a second guitarist on the demo named Rob Arvizu, who left the band shortly after it was recorded. After the Slave LP, the demo has some of my favorite Infest recordings. Lots of great exclusive songs on here like If I Were You, Snooze-U-Loose, Son of the Sun, Going, The End, and Dirty Dope Dealer (one of my favorite Infest tracks). These songs would have made a hell of a 7". The demo has a great raw sound, and Joe's vocals are more psychotic and manic sounding than on the LP, with a weird echoey effect at times that fits the frantic madness of this demo perfectly. I'm really happy with the sound quality of this one. I was able to bring down the high-end a bit so it doesn't sound so blown out.

Infest/PHC split 8" flexi (tracks 20-27)
Released as an 8" flexi-disk on Slap A Ham Records in 1990 as the label's first release. The original version had 5 Infest tracks recorded live at Gilman on 2/10/89.
The Infest track Head First is labeled as "Pissed!". Slap A Ham re-released the record as a 7" in 2000 with 3 extra Infest tracks (from the same show), and 2 extra PHC tracks. The split was bootlegged at some point as the Live and Pissed 7" (no label), with a pretty cool Robert Crumb "Fritz the Cat" cover. These are great live recordings, with a very full and powerful sound.

Live KXLU LP (tracks 28-45)
Recorded live on KXLU on July 1, 1991. This radio set was first put out as a bootleg in 1996 on 10" vinyl entitled How They Poison the Young (Ear Wax Records). Deep Six released it on a 12" in 2001. The majority of the set is from the Mankind 7", with a few comp tracks and a few Slave tracks thrown in. The song entitled Seen It All Before was renamed You're A Star, and Blinded was renamed Freeze Dried, both for the No Man's Slave LP. These are my least favorite Infest recordings, mainly because of Matt Domino's guitar sound which is usually so vicious sounding. To me it's like Infest "unplugged". The energy is still there, but the power is missing. Most people i've talked to have disagreed with me on this, and that's fine. To each his own, i just find it lacking. And with that said it still takes a huge shit on most anything hardcore related in the past 10 years.

Rehearsals (tracks 46-56)
Completely fucking rabid rehearsal session of all Slave tracks. Joe sounds like a complete madman on this, ready to jump out of the speakers and tear your head off. These rehearsal tracks are the one good thing that came out of that completely awful Still Fighting bootleg CD out of Germany. Christ was that thing a mess. They put both the band's first self-released 7" on there as well as the Slave LP, even though they're the exact same recordings. The songs from all of the records (besides Slave) were all lumped into 1 or 2 tracks (28 tracks total for an Infest discography?). And then there's the sound quality. Oof. Anyway, i snagged the rehearsals off that CD and split them up, so like i said, it was good for something. It makes a cool Infest coaster too. Actually i'm being too harsh here. At least they made an effort to get the music out there at a time when the vinyl was hard to find. Cheers!

"INFEST" The dictionary definition: "To overwhelm, swarm, and mar, in a menacing way".
- from Joe Denunzio's Myspace page here.

Unofficial INFEST Myspace pages here and here.

Infest pioneered an entire genre of aggressive hardcore later coined "powerviolence" by Eric Wood of Neanderthal/Man is the Bastard.

98 comments:

  1. thanks a lot so i dont have to listen to that shitty bootleg cd i have any more

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  2. This is so appreciated. I listen to Infest almost daily and the fact that you took the time to assemble this monster will not be forgotten by future generations.

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  3. I was just about to burn the original discography when I decided to see if you had a new post. Perfect timing! Can't wait to hear this version. Your time and labor is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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  4. Wow! Amazing. Thank you for collecting and helping to preserve this treasure.

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  5. Amazing, thanks!!
    /Jimmy.

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  6. it really is people like you who make the internet worthwhile for me...i already have a lot of these tracks but i have to get this because you've made something totally special here

    many many thanks, this is much appreciated

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  7. Dude this is the most crucial post in the history of posts. Thank you!

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  8. excellent work!
    thanks!!
    http://sonidosrabiosos.blogspot.com

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  9. Amazing work, amazing collection!!!
    Thanx so much!!

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  10. This is tremendous, but I've come to expect as much from B&Q. Thank you so much!

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  11. Holy Crap--thanks for all your work!! So awesome

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  12. this is much appreciated. your blog is consistently awesome and has exposed me to a ton of awesome bands. please keep on doing what you're doing!

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  13. Hans, what original discography are you talking about? The Still Fighting CD?

    Thanks for the feedback everyone. Hope everyone enjoys it. And hopefully a real discography actually gets released one day.

    I noticed a part of the opening riff to the song Plastic seems to be missing. The riff still blends together and it's barely noticable, but it seems as if a couple notes are not there. Anyone else notice this?

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  14. Allen, Ape Mummy and Dangerclose, great blogs. I just added them to my blog list.

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  15. Vin,

    Wow! Safe to say, you can retire from the blogosphere now...I don't think you can top this. A true labor of love...

    I have a history with early Infest (i.e. the mail interview I did with them originally in In Memory Of... and reprinted in Hardware later on, that transcript has gotten a lot of mileage since) but we need to give a shout out to Jon Hiltz here. He is the one of the first people on the east coast who took a chance and bought the first 7" blind at Bleecker Bob's when it first came out. He made it a point to play it and made cassettes for everybody because it was hard to get (Infest were horrible with mail order). Somehow he got Slave first before everybody. One of my favorite memories is after a CBGB's show in 1988, in car with Hiltz and his father, driving up 3rd avenue listening to Slave for the first time!

    I always ponder how if (or how) Infest would have gotten heard in the NYC/NJ area if Jon never picked up that record at that time...it's weird how things gets rolling for a band!

    I think it was either him or myself who brought Pat Duncan a tape of it, which is what you here back then...

    Infest were one of the best bands ever...They are one of the few bands that I never got to see and really hate knowing that!

    -Dave K.

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  16. I believe it was the Still Fighting cd. I had found it elsewhere quite a while ago and had been putting off burning it for some time. It would have been a waste of a disc because this is a million times better. Thanks again! (Not only for this but everything you've done.)

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  17. amazing.. i check this blog daily, and was starting to think you disappeared! this more than makes up for the absence. you do good work man! def my favorite blog, thanks for all this!

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  18. Wow. I am completely blown away by this. I've been watching and waiting for Deep Six to release this monstrosity and, like you, had totally lost faith. I never imagined that all of this would come together so great and then be posted like this. Thank you so much!

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  19. thanks for the effort!

    cheers - matt

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  20. i have to disagree on the "kxlu" record though....

    i love that one (weak guitar sound and all)...


    cheers - matt

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  21. Dead Rock n Roller, thanks for the mention on your blog. Just added it to my list.

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  22. Thank you kindly. MINDLESS MUTANT

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  23. fucking brilliant!
    thanks a ton man!

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  24. great post, great band, great blog !!!

    Dundy - Keponteam.org

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  25. I wasn't aware of Jon Hiltz' contribution to Infest's ascension to becoming one of NYC's most beloved early 90's bands, however, I do know that at or around the same time, either Joe Martin (cXa) or myself also purchased their 7" at Bleeker Bob's, (which like Dave K. said, was a risky purchase because you couldn't tell anything about them from the packaging of the first record other than the image of the guy lurching the flag pole toward someone- they could have been a white power band if you take graphics like that literally).

    I remember them as always being the band that we all, in the early ABC days, had an incredible affinity for. I know that we would've loved to have got them to fly over for some shows. I don't think they ever did get over here...

    Doubt hardcore, as we know it now, or the next wave of power violence bands would have existed, or sounded anything remotely as good, without Infest's influence.

    Thank you for doing this, Vinny!

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  26. thank bro! nice work. the infest discography never happened but you did it! thanks. btw the link of disc 2 isn't working good. cheers!

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  27. Thanks a lot for another great post of a great band... :-D

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  28. Thanks for the feedback everyone, and god bless Jon Hiltz for getting that tape to Pat Duncan.

    xhuguinx, i just tried the link to disc 2 and it worked fine. I'd say either it wasn't finished downloading or there was a temporary problem with Mediafire. You should try it again.

    Vin

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  29. Crucial Post.
    Here's some Raging fast, straight forward hardcore from Kenosha, Wisconsin.
    ill Advised '10
    http://www.mediafire.com/?yjwm5w3ymtn

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  30. Thanks for all the hard work, appreciate it!

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  31. this is as good a post as anyone could ever ask for! thank you for your time spent on this, had a friend link me over to it...was expecting a horribly done mash up of discography like i already had....very plesantly surprised that was not the case!

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  32. Thanks for taking the time to get it right.

    When I was in 10th grade at Claremont High, Infest were pretty big. Henry Barnes´ younger brother Rufie used to walk around quoting that ¨once I was alone, all alone¨ sample all the time and over at Steve Hertz´ house Frostie had put up a Chain of Strength/Infest at Spanky´s Cafe flyer right on the family´s cereal cupboard!

    Anyhow, keep the gems coming.
    Marty

    www.abovethesubtext.blogspot.com

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  33. Hey Vinnie, thanx for this. Not sure if you ever checked it out but I posted some pre-Infest stuff a while back, in the form of OYM (Open Your Mind). Not quite the monster that Infest was but still some pretty decent hardcore. Thanx again man.

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  34. Thanks for the uploads, nice to see that rather than just uploading something you downloaded elsewhere, youve made a real effort to put something special together. Nice info too. Much appreciated.

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  35. Thanks for all the positive comments!

    Justin, i think i downloaded the Open Your Mind demos a while back on the Damaging Noise blog. Would you happen to have a track-list for those demos?

    Vin

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  36. FYI, there's a rough mix version of one of the No Man's Slave songs on a Suburban Voice comp CD that came with the mag a few years back. not sure how much of a completist you were trying to be, but thought i'd mention it in case you didn't know about it.

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  37. Anonymous, i actually have that CD and was hunting for it like crazy, as i wanted to put the track in the collection. The track was called Peace Test, but the title was changed for the LP (i think it was Behind This Tongue).

    Thanks for the heads up.

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  38. Hey, i tried downloading this twice, and both times tracks 28-54 downloaded as 1kb files only, and can't be played in anything.

    just wondering if anyone else had this problem, and if it can be fixed.

    peace and great blog.

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  39. Ian, tracks 28-54 of which disk?

    If anyone else is having any problems with these files, please let me know.

    Vin

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  40. that would be on the first disk, sorry for not including that.

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  41. If anyone is interested....I put a couple of videos up on YouTube and will be putting up more as time goes on. Check the first two out here :

    http://www.youtube.com/user/infestguy

    Enjoy!

    By the way, OYM were not really a pre-Infest band. Rob, the 2nd guitarist on the Infest demo, sung for OYM, Chris played drums, and I think Matt even briefly played bass. But really, they had nothing to do with the Infest sound. Death Dose, which was going on before and I think during OYM's existence, was definitely pre-Infest. Only practice tapes exist, no studio stuff. Oh, and Mouthfart was Matt playing all instruments and the song was recorded during one of the Neanderthal sessions.

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  42. Thanks for the vids and the info. I have the Open Your Mind demos and it's certainly far off from the Infest sound, although i like it. I'd love to hear those Death Dose practice tapes, but i doubt that will happen.

    And thanks for finally solving the mystery of Mouthfart. Matt should have did an ep of that material, that would have been killer.

    Vin

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  43. Hey Vin, you're welcome. I've put up a couple more clips tonight. I don't know if the world is ready for the Death Dose stuff. Speed-wise, it's very similiar to Infest...just more metallic. Mark, the singer, fluctuates between John Brannon and a lounge singer. Hahahaha....

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  44. Infestguy, i can't believe how great the quality is on those videos you put on Youtube. Hopefully you have some stuff on the way. I can't get enough.

    If you have the Death Dose rehearsals, i'd love to get those from you if possible. I think the world is ready. Let me know.

    Vin

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  45. More video going up tonight.

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  46. Where is that "meaning of the word hate" sample from? It's been a mystery to me for years

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  47. The sample is from an old comic, Marvel or something, Frankenstein seven inch. It's an edited down spiel from the monster .

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  48. http://www.wxyc.org/blog/2006/10/scary-record.html

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  49. This is fucking awesome. Good work fella!

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  50. John (MICKEY) O'D.June 27, 2010 at 4:03 AM

    A really great article on INFEST. There is an all instrumental version of all 18 slave tracks with no vocals. INFEST used to sell there DEMO tape at Bleeker Bob's, Hollywood. After the first couple times the Demo's were on consignment(3-5 copies)They sold quickly, after that Bleeker Bob would just pay them for 20 at a time. Matt, Dave, Me and Joe sang back-ups on Half Off- "Shoot Guns, Eat Pussy" 7". John O'D

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  51. Thanks! Also, a FLAC rip of this would make the world complete!

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  52. Yeah I always wanted to know where that outro sample on the Slave LP comes from:
    "Once more I was alone, totally alone.
    And in that brief instant.. I learned the meaning of the word hate. Yes, hate!
    And in that moment of my greatest despair,
    it was upon you that I swore vengeance.
    You! Who are the cause of all my pain and grief, of all my lonliness.
    At last I found you! And now you dieeeee..."

    Anyone know?

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  53. It's from a 33 1/3 7" called Frankenstein on Power Records, #2285. It's a bunch of pieces edited together and was the bass player's answering machine recording long before it was on the Slave LP.

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  54. I see now you had already answered the same question 5 months back.
    But I appreciate the more detailed answer man.

    I didnt discover Infest until 1999 through the reissued Slave LP on deep six records. Picking it up in a record store here in Sweden.
    It blew me away on my first listen, and have remained an all time fave ever since.
    It was also my first white waxed vinyl (nostalgic).

    Anyway I always wanted to see the "movie" that sample came from. I must have imagined several storylines over the years for a sweet revenge flick as the source of it.. but it's nice to finally know.

    Great work on the discography.

    I watched some youtube vids, and saw Joe wearing an Infest t-shirt.
    ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-zOgLaymzA )
    Anyone have pics of the official Infest t-shirts that were printed back in the days?
    Were there more?

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  55. Wow...thank you for this! And thanks for this blog in general. Thanks to you I've been able to ditch a lot of shitty quality songs. Keep it up!

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  56. All my sincerest sympathies are headed your way this very moment. Simply put, thank you dearly for his post.

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  57. I know how it feels to be touched by a band in such a way that you are changed for ever. It happened to me with 1 particular heavy metal band from Spain called Saratoga, when I first heard their Album Agotaras I was changed for ever. Great work and outstanding quality you got here

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  58. Good luck finding an original Infest shirt. Believe me, there were not many and by that, I'd guess, less than 50. Everything you see out there claiming to be an original shirt is bullshit. I do recall Infest, prior to one show, printed up a bunch shirts and threw them out to the crowd. They were all extra-small, horribly colored, muscle tees (found somewhere) that the band made to fuck with people. It was hilarious to see people all stoked to get a free shirt, hold it up, and then see what they really got.

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  59. The only record I've heard from Infest is the Slave LP. Gotta say it is a pretty good album, not good enough to make my top 20 but it is still pretty nice to listen to once in a while.

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  60. I think you just broke The Internet with the raw awesomeness of that post !

    Thanks so fucking much !

    INFEST changed my life ! True Story !

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  61. Hey. Thanks for this great compilation. I really love this band and I am not a big fan of this kind of hardcore, but this band is so awesome. fuck this band is great. I had search a long time for a band that think exactly like me. Sadly, I just found the lyrics of the slave's 12. I don't know if anybody have found all the lyrics if this band. I've got also another questions: Can I post this awesome compilation on my blog http://lesfreresmeckenzie.blogspot.com/ ?

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  62. thiery, thanks. And go right ahead.

    Vin

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  63. so how do i aquire this unique find. i own at least 12 mankind 4 of the 10 in 2 on white the flexi fanzine etc. in need please return with answer soon damiantaylor13@gmail.com

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  64. Thank you SO MUCH.

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  65. Thanx again for your hard work, some compelling compiling here! If anyone's interested, just posted the full Demo '87 LP boot with the extra Melvins outro track.. Anyone know what the deal was with that?

    Cheers!

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  66. One of the few bands I would like to go into a time machine to see. I'd also like to be in an Infest tribute band before I die. Timeless hardcore! --Mac

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  67. Thanks for the link. Had only heard 'No Man's Slave' until now - glad this was posted.

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  68. Aw man, offline... :(
    Could you please re-upload this?

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  69. Some of that spam is funny as shit...but heres a legit message to say thanks for this....I have all the records (in numerous pressings) but Ive been missing the rehearsal tracks for a long time, I sold the record I had them on because I got the original records and someone offered me good money for the boot LP, but my tape copy I made of the rehearsal tracks chewed up years ago....they are the definitive infest recordings in my mind, if they could have got a sound like that in the studio...urggh...

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  70. reupload! please!

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  71. ohhhh man pls fix dem links

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  72. Please let me know where I can download this, or if your gonna reupload. I NEED my Infest fix asap.

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  73. http://www.mediafire.com/?m4ee4tggytn
    your links are dead bro.

    http://artfags.blogspot.com/

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  74. Link is fixed. I'll be re-doing disk 1 soon though. Mankind sounds like shit on here unfortunately.

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  75. I'm glad your back and all your great collections are available again. The only thing I'm disappointed in with the Infest collection is what happened to Dirty Dope Dealer from the rehearsal session? I love that song too and its too bad that they left it off the Slave lp. I liked the version on the rehearsal better than the demo.
    Keep up the good work.

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  76. The updated volume 1 is missing tracks 33 and 34. I had them already from the first time round, but you might want to fix it for the benefit of anyone who was hiding under a rock for the last two and a half years...

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  77. Thanks for uploading these gems. Infest are one the most important bands in the Punk scene. Without them, I think Powerviolence may different.

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  78. Anonymous, thanks for the heads up. Disc One has been revised yet again! Should be perfect this time.

    Matt, i included the entire rehearsal session from the Still Fighting bootleg CD. Dirty Dope Dealer was definitely not on there. If you know of another rehearsal, please let me know. That's one of my favorite Infest demo songs as well, along with Snooze U Loose. Those songs would have sounded killer on Slave.
    Vin

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  79. good work man, appreciate the blog! good tunes!

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  80. Thanks for this! I can't afford the originals and the Still Fighting CD I have sounds crappy.

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  81. They're Back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  82. Hi!! Thanks for posting this! The sound quality is great!! I just wanted to point out that there are a couple skips on a few Slave tracks that you might not be aware of. I know one off hand is track 'plastic' from Slave record. Just FYI.

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  83. I can't believe I slept on this band....this is possibly (with the notable exceptions of Negative Approach/Negative FX) the most insanely intense shit I've ever heard in my life. As I'm typing this, I'm listening to "Which Side", from the Fast&American comp,
    and it's blowing the back of my skull off. IT'S...THE...DRUMMER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    This is where the line between hardcore and speed metal starts to blur (lol!). Super....

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  84. Hello I`m from spain where can I buy your CD`s??? You are one of the bestHC band I've hear(excuses my english I learn only listening american HC bands)THANKX!!!

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  85. awesome !!!!!!!!!!

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  86. great article about classic band, thanks!
    wish I could see them live too. my friend's band Gride played with them at MDF, jealous hehe.

    please, do you know who's author, photographer of that Slave Lp (Draw Blank/Deep Six) cover Vietnam picture?
    want to know this for a long time, it could be Paul Schutzer.. (?!)

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  87. Anyway, I am adding this RSS to my email and could look out for much more of your respective interesting content. Make sure you update this again soon.

    EZ Flash IV

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