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TOXIC FLYER ZINE update

the next issue of the zine is due out in late June/July (Print issue) with THE PROLETARIAT / CHRISTIAN DEATH / BARB WIRE DOLLS / NATIONAL RAZOR FDIC that issue #47 will have copies on the ETSY page.

Also just posted the BARB WIRE DOLLS interview on YOU TUBE adding the CHRISTIAN DEATH one this week search TOXIC FLYER ZINE

misc LIVE reviews

On 1/30/18 went to the SIDE BAR for a cool little show featuring DOUBLE DRAGON, JEFF CAREY, MARYLAND MASION, DJ BASTET, and GYNA BOOTLET who kicked out some killer stuff, basically her with a samplers doing some sweet noise meeting performance art, somewhat like LYDIA LUNCH / NO TREND, just killer stuff. ON2/17 another SIDE BAR show with a killer line up with…Baltimore’s own charged punk machine SYRINGE kicking out some DISCHARGE style punk. next were COMPLEX doing up some more punk, ALL TORN UP from NY did more hardcore / metal style reminder me somewhat of the CRUMBSUCKERS very good, think the band said something to piss off someone, but i must have missed it. RATS IN THE BASEMENT were killer. this CA band plays just in ya face punk rock with a F-MINUS feel (the one guy was in F-MINUS) meeting TILT. Missed PEARL who i heard were good. 3/11/18 At the DEPOT had BANTH a cool metal band, SHADOW WITCH featuring Doug E Beans ex MURPHY’S LAW on drums played a mixer of Metal and hardcord that was bad ass. BUZZARD CANYON featured a female singer played a hard and tight set. Also in Feb saw a killer metal band called METANIUM who were just bad ass and heavy. On 3/8 finally saw IRIS DIVINE @ the DEPOT who were very good indeed. (BW)

photos RATS IN THE WALLS  / GYNA BOOTLEG (photos Billy Whitfield)

BLACK SAGE / HIDE 4/14/18 METRO GALLERY BALTIMORE, MD OK this was a killer show DRONE THEORY had sort of a goth to JOY DIVISION feel very good, BLACK SAGE played a haunting and powerful set, somewhat with a GYNA BOOTLEG feel using samplers and killer vocals. NOCERE also played a cool set and HIDE were really good with a dark feel, the singer had somewhat of a banshee feel and powerful vocals, wish i got the record, maybe next time. ( BW)

photos….. HIDE   and BLACK SAGE (Billy Whitfield)

 

LORDS OF ACID / CHRISTIAN DEATH / COMBICHRIST 10/25/17 SOUNDSTAGE BALTIMORE, MD

Ok, this was just an amazing show all around. Up 1st was ex KMFDM member En Esch and his solo project EN ESCH who had the same feel as KMFDM with that killer industrial dance sound and killer vocals from En along with a female singer as well, pretty good stuff. EN ESCH songs included…. do me, live and let live, juke joint jezebel, godlike, and a few more. Next were one of punk rock / goth / death rock gods CHRISTIAN DEATH who i seen a few times before, played a killer set of old and newer stuff. Valor Kand is still a great frontman who put on a killer show along with Maitri who sings as well plays guitar. Well CHRISTIAN DEATH just played another great show, really love how the mics are cover in flowers like almost a romantic feel or a funeral. But this CA band are just a killer band with a long history in the punk, goth, dark wave, death rock scene and still playing excellent shows. look for an interview in issue 47 of the print zine, and check you tube as well for the uncut interview. COMBICHRIST were fucking killer, this band is just insane live and very powerful nihilist punk rock metal industrial roll with a full of chaos sound. Well COMBICHRIST features the madman vocal of Andy La Plegua and my buddy Eric 13 on guitar and just the out of control drumming of Joe Letz who came out in drag and just destroyed it (in a cool way) this bad just fucking kick ass.

Well one of the worlds most sexist bands were next LORDS OF ACID who kicked out a non stop party of killer hard edge dance beats to an industrial rock rampage of sex, sex and rock n roll. Well featuring the vocals of Mea Fisher this band got the party started with such songs as… voodoo u, young boys, taste my honey, she and mrs jones, lover, out comes the evil, rubber doll even throwing a doll into the crowd, pussy inviting girls to come up on stage and go wild, and i sit on acid, and more killer songs. Well LORDS OF ACID are just killer live with a lot of energy and power. also the keyboard playing of Praga Khan if just mindblowing keyboarder who rock the keyboard like a guitar. But all an all this was just a killer show, probably one of the top 5 all year. thanks to Speak Easy PR as well as Christian Death (Valor) and Eric 13 (CC) this review will also run in the print issue out soon. (BW)

Photos are LORDS OF ACID (Billy Whitfield) other bands photos are posted on the photo page.

KMFDM / OHGR 10/9/17 SOUNDSTAGE

Okay this was a killer show all around. Well saw so many old friends from way back. Up 1st was Skinny Puppy’s OHGR who played a pretty good set that included songs like…kettle, cracker, dog, devil, and more that had the same feel as Puppy with Ohgr great stage performance. Well KMFDM played another great show of high powered music that got the crowd going nuts. the band played a bunch of old and newer stuff like…diy, freak flag, hell yeah, light, ww3, a drug against war, animal out, and  more. Just another killer show. (BW)

BLOODCLOT / NEGATIVE APPROACH 7/19/17 OTTO BAR

OK this was a killer show with just an old school feel, opening things up were the Baltimore, MD band WARXGAMES who kicked out some old school hardcore with just a powerful feel, with just a brutal sound. Next another Baltimore band called MALICIOUS CODE kicking out some more brutal stuff with a BLACK FLAG feel with hints of metal added. Well BLOODCLOT featuring John Joseph (THE CROMAGS) on vocals along with Todd Youth (WARZONE / MURPHY’S LAW/ DANZIG/ DGENERATION / MOTORHEAD) and dozen more bands, with Nick Oliveri (QOTSA / DWARVES/ BLASTS) and Joey Castillo (BLASTS / QOTSA). Well BLOODCLOT have that CROMAGS feel along with a more punk to metal sound and power, The band played a killer set that were all BLOODCLOT songs that included songs like… up in arms, fire, kill the beast, soldiers, death of me and more killer songs. Well this is not the CROMAGS, but just another great band featuring John Joseph one of the best’s singers in punk / hardcore today. Also he’s book ” the evolution of a cro-magnon” is a great read.

Closing out the show were NEGATIVE APPROACH bring some old school Detroit punk to Baltimore once again. Well Brannon vocals are still raw and brutal and this guy still growls like a beasts on such songs as…. can’t tell no one, pressure, ready to fight, tied down, nothing, chaos, and more. still a great band. (BW)

photos by billy whitfield (negative approach / bloodclot )

news 7/20/17

Working on issue 46# (print issue) should be out early Aug with THE MURDER JUNKIES / Riots plus some live reviews and photos.

also to check out the uncut MURDER JUNKIES interview check out TOXIC FLYER ZINE on You Tube.

THE MENTORS @ THE DEPOT 6-21-17

Well THE MENTORS are back in Baltimore to kick out some scum rock, the bad boys of punk / metal played to a hand full of fans. But the masks men of punk made news 30+ years ago with AL Gore wife Trippy went after them and more bands for being dirty little men/ But 30+ years later with a bunch of Baltimore and DC shows in-between THE MENTORS played another killer show with a few love songs (hahaha) always great seeing them, and 10 bucks t shirts kick ass. (BW)

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