(Sold Out)SCAR 011: Fornicator- "Demo 2000" C-25 100 Copies

"Portland's kings of sleazy violence are unleashed once more! 10 years after recording their 2000 demo it is finally being released! Ain't NOBODY heard this except 5 people.... 14 songs, 1 unreleased and even more classic samples" Fornicator was formed in January of 2000 in Portland, Oregon. We recorded this demo at our rehearsal space on a 4 track as a 3 piece in April of 2000 and soon after that added 2 more members, played a party that Odin was at and was then signed to Moribund Records. With the exception of a few people no one has ever heard this demo and this is about as raw and heavy as it gets. 14 songs, 3 unreleased and with different samples. ENJOY.
Rob Fornicator 5/2010

Fornicator "Demo 2000" Re-mastered and for the first time officially released. Mastered on pro manufactured and imprinted(chrome C25)"prion clear" cassettes. Complete with 1 sided 4 panel layout pro printed on glossy stock paper. Demo repeats on both sides of the cassette. Hand numbered out of 100.

More samples at the:

Brutalbands.com had this to say about Fornicator’s 2002 self titled cd from Moribund Records:
“Intense rapist grind. Highly recommended for all you murderous grindcore freaks!”

More recent interview with Rob Fornicator: http://www.theseattlesinner.com/fornicator.php

***Joint release withVaginal Apocalypse Productions out of Maryland***

$6(US/CANADA) $8(world wide).Post-paid. Accepting cash, money order, and payapl.

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Fornicator - Demo 2000 (No Visible Scars Label)
By Janet Willis

"No Visible Scars comes through yet again with this sexually sadistic grind/raw early death metal porn release. For those who want Mortician with T&A and full on XXXX ratings and the grotesque and brilliant brutality in lyrics and sound of Autopsy will HAVE to score a copy of this release!!!!! ALL of the lyrics are raunchy and completely obscene…cocksucking, fucking, gang rape, an overly horny dog, golden showers (urinating on people without their consent), fecal fetishes, and so many more are indulged in on this release. I’m only halfway through and am honestly in pain from laughing my ass off.

This is an absolute MUST have for the fans of the raw, brutal, exploitation, and the purely perverted: Mortician, Autopsy, Mental Funeral (the band) fans especially take note. Nothing will amuse you, thrash and kick some ass, and either amuse or thoroughly offend others around you like this one will. It’s even better than the tapes that I had as a teen that we’d play to offend the neighbors when they were walking by the house coming home from work or walking their dogs/kids: one was a bunch of cuts recorded from the adult channel that was always scrambled but we could still here the whole thing, and the other was of a guy taking a huge crap complete with farts, pissing, and grunts; thankfully this one is actually something worth listening to on its own as it completely shreds and rips. You haven’t heard sleaze until you’ve heard Fornicator!!!!!! Folks like this make me feel better about my diseased mind and help me to wallow in filth even further. With the holidays coming up, you couldn't pick a better gift for the adoring perv in your life, this one has sent me over into the top for the last few days since I got it and I will unveil to a few stoned friends and unsuspecting coworkers this Friday for the ultimate test, especially for the one who couldn't make it through "Pink Flamingos" wit
hout pausing it for a break every five minutes"

"I’m quite strange. When I think about American Death Metal, usually I don’t think about Death, Deicide, Cannibal Corpse or even Autopsy (Satan bless them). My first thought when I hear the words USA and death put together is surely about likes of Frightmare, Lord Gore, Blood Freak and Whore. All these projects share the mighty Maniac Neil on guitars and, let me tell you, I really love that man, but Whore also features Rob Fornicator on vocals. That man is a fucking sicko. He is probably one of the sickest minds in the scene and I think his works are all drenched in an unholy bucket of piss/pus/menstrual blood/sperm/filth/ebola virus/vomit/shit/whatever, giving to each song Rob made a recognizable reek of sleaziness and vulgarity. Back in the days I used to buy Metal Hammer (forgive me, I was young) and on an issue it featured a review of the infamous Unfinished Business by Whore, dismissing it as crap not talking about music but just stopping at the cover art. It was the first I’ve ever sent a mail to a magazine complaining about how stupid and unprofessional they was and I was even featured on the next issue! Whore was the first band I started fighting for, so I was really tied to it. Now it’s time for Fornicator and I’m pretty honoured to give this demo a review. The career of the band was quite short, with only a split EP with Meat Shits and a full length, which is dismissed by the only review about it on Metal Archives as pure garbage. I don’t know about it, but this demo is REALLY good. If you want your death metal to be original, progressive, technical, philosphy induced or full of ancient populations references, I think you’ll receive a huge blast of “fuck you” from this tape. This DEMO 2000 was recorded, guess it, in 2000, with a three-piece line up featuring Rob Fornicator on vocals, Stroker Ace on guitar and bass and Sexy Necrodeziac on drums. Their style was pretty intense, reminding me a lot early Pungent Stench, which is also covered with their classic Just Let Me Rot. Fornicator’s death metal is pounding and relentless, with the rhytmn session in full front, featuring very good drums and a great taste in bass picking. The song structure is really simple, with straightforward composition and easy to remind and brutal guitar riffs. Just like the bands from Maniac Neil, Fornicator doesn’t focus on technique or intricate songwriting, but prefers to put its effort in an intense and well balanced death metal, with predictable but catchy hooks and headbanging inducing approach to drum sections. Vocal wise, good ol’ Rob sticks to a guttural growl that enhanches the sick and twisted porno concept of this demo, with his menacing and filthy throat bursts. I have also to say that the production is very good and, even if it’s a demo, this tape can display a great sounding bunch of songs that wouldn’t be out of place on a full length album or, maybe, on a collection vinyl (this is a wish, anyone out there?). I’ve preferred to keep the gem for the end, but you will find on this tape and AMAZING version of Running Wild classic tune Under Jolly Roger. When I’ve read the tracklist I was expecting a joking version but what I’ve got is a great sounding and really humble cover of one of my all time favorite classic metal tune. Surely pirates were fornicators, so I think the song can fit very well in the concept too! This tape is limited to 100 copies and comes with great silk screened tapes and a professionally printed, great looking, inlay full of infos."

Co-released by No Visible Scars and Vaginal Apocalypse Records.

Huge thanks to Bill from No Visible Scars for the tape!

By the way, it’s Xmas night here and I’ve thought that reviewing Fornicator’s demo was the best way to salute all these hypcorite values and fake smiles….

"Over the past few decades multiple studies have been written about the effect music can have on a person's mood. Songs can inspire a person to sing, dance, laugh, cry or share a tender moment with a loved one. While the soulful tunes of Barry White can lead to an evening of tenderness and romance, the hate fueled down tuned old school death grind of Portland's Fornicator lead to an evening of violent ass fucking, fish hooking, tit slapping, tea bagging and throat gagging brutality.

The band's sole studio effort, a self released full length album released in 2002 on Moribund Records, was one of the most punishingly violent albums ever recorded, featuring 28 tracks of violent down tuned destruction. With a thick meaty guitar tone with simple catchy riffs, skull thumping drum beats, inhumanly deep vocals, twisted artwork and lyrics that resemble the insane rantings of a deranged sex offender, the release quickly became one of my all-time favorite albums and one that has received countless plays on my stereo, much to the chagrin of my neighbors.

Fornicator formed in early 2000, and shortly thereafter the band recorded a 14 song demo on a 4 track in their rehearsal space. Inexplicably this early recording never saw the light of day, as only a small handful of people actually heard it and the material was never formally released... until now. A full decade after the demo was recorded NoVisible Scars Records has stepped up to give the material a formal release in the form of a traditional demo cassette, hand numbered and limited to 100 copies.

The material contained on Demo 2000 is exactly what you'd expect from a bunch of violent misogynistic scumbags; violent, angry and disturbing. The songs are short, violent, angry and unpolished. Best of all, the thirteen tracks that were later re-recorded for the full length contain new audio samples and there's the bonus of a previously unreleased track, a cover of Running Wild's “Under Jolly Roger” included on the release.

The song structures are virtually identical to the polished full length effort, there isn't a vast amount of difference between the two recordings stylistically, but there is a huge difference in terms of production. The studio material has a much thicker and meatier guitar tone and the vocals are much more clear, the rehearsal demo material is a lot more fuzzy and raw.

This demo was released strictly for diehard Fornicator fans and will definitely appeal to anyone who enjoyed their full length, or any of vocalist Rob's other bands, namely Murder Basket and Whore. While I did greatly enjoy this release it still pales in comparison to the crushing hate of the full length, but, then again, everything pales in comparison to the band's self-titled release. I'll still definitely listen to this demo long after this review is completed, it's definitely worth dusting off the old tape deck to give this one a listen, just don't listen to it while trying to have a romantic evening with your significant other because it will only lead to torn buttholes, asphyxiation and an appearance on America's Most Wanted. Rape up"

Night Bitch "Sex And Magic ep" c20

NightBitch is the Connecticut based occult heavy metal band featuring Hour of 13 frontman Phil Swanson (vocals) and Hour of 13 live session members Ryan Adams (guitar), Chris Taylor (drums) and Mark Eles (bass). They are currently playing shows throughout the Northeast US with the likes of Pentagram, Midnight, Black Pyramid, Earthflight, Valkyrie... They will be appearing in Ireland in September and have shows booked throughout the remainder of 2010. NightBitch is made up of veteran CT musicians all with their own lengthy resumes. They have joined together in NightBitch to bring back melodic traditional heavy metal elements to the state of Connecticut in its purest form.

Blood Moon live at The Pint (Dublin) during Dublin Doom Days warm-up on 17th September 2010

"This is occult Heavy Metal of the extreme old school, similar to other retro acts like Gates of Slumber or Upwards of Endtime. The recording is muffled and analog-sounding, the riffs are Sabbathy and pretty seriously awesome, and the lyrics are a wonderful stew of dark and mystical topics. Swanson's voice can sometimes be a sticking point for me, as his voice is particular and only works with certain kinds of music, but this is exactly the kind of stuff his voice is good for, and he only adds to the whole underground, occult vibe. Fans of old-fashioned underground Heavy Metal would do well to check this out"

Nightbitch - Sex and Magic
18 September2010

"Nightbitch is an occult inspired horror metal band with massive doom leanings whose inner circle consists of: Phil Swanson (Hour of 13) on vocals, Ryan Adams on guitar, Chris Taylor on drums, and Mark Eles on bass; who have all come together to bring back the classic metal sound in it’s purest form. Aside form this release tehse guys are touring with: Pentagram, Midnight, Black Pyramid, Earthflight, and Valkyrie to name a few, and I can almost guarantee that if you enjoy those bands then you will be converted over to the Nightbitch cult willingly"

Vestal Claret sold out "Lost Loved Ones EP" FREE DOWNLOAD!

Download the sold out "Lost Loved Ones EP" plus bonus covers tracks
for free! Special permission granted by Phil Swanson(Vestal Claret) to circulate this EP once more, this time via a free download with the inclusion of unreleashed cover songs!

-Final farewell Vestal Claret recording.

-Features the vocals of Phil Swanson(Upwards of Endtime, Seamount, , Hour of 13, Briton Rites, NightBitch)

-Anti-Christian, Occult, Satanic heavy metal.

-This EP features the material which was planned for the split vinyl LP with Hour Of 13th. Re-mixed and mastered and pressed on c-52 red chrome 24Cr tapes.Exclusive to this free download are 3 covers songs from: Thelema, Skin Yard, and Lubricated Goat.

-Orignal tape release was October of 2009. Limited to 100 copies and packaged a Vestal Claret 1' pin and 4X4 patch

NightBitch "Sex And Magic" EP cassette coming in September through NoVisible Scars! Free promo download here:

(SOLD OUT)SCAR O12: Poison Tongue "Lick You Sweety" c-34 50 Copies

Side project from Pink Sexdeath member: http://www.myspace.com/pinksexdeath
Sexual witching occult industrial! Inspired by Havohej, Von, Fulci and Giallo films. Musicially comes off as a mixture of Beherit's non-metal compositions, Atrax Morgue, Steel Hook Prosthesis and Goblin soundtracks! 50 dubbed cassettes. 7.25 x 7.25 artwork housed in a 7'ep sleeve. Black chrome cassettes with 4 different colored sticker facings. Hand numbered card also included.

$8(world wide).


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Anything that describes itself as being influenced by "bad weed, solitude, Von's demos and Goblin's soundtracks" is sure to be a hit around the C-Blast office. This new one-man band came into being with the intent to fuse together the most morbid side of death industrial with the filthiest of the early 90s black metal camp (Von, Profanatica, Beherit, Archgoat), which sounds like a match made in heaven where we're concerned; although the death industrial side of Poison Tongue is much more obvious than the black metal side (with much of this reminding us of Atrax Morgue), we still loved this tape, the first ever release from this side project from a member of the lust-driven power electronics gang Pink Sexdeath.
Actually, the black metal influences are pretty hard to miss, especially after listening to
Lick You a second time. The tape opens with a booming kettledrum cadence that echoes across a smoldering field of staticky synth drones and looped demonic mutterings and vomitous croaks, this charred black ambience laced with strange chiming sounds, bursts of bass flutter echoing through the subterranean abyss, distant wailing choruses, and sheets of slowly shifting keyboard drone, but as distorted synthesizer chords pulse beneath the metallic drones, the drooling demonic vokills that start to emerge turn this into something like hearing a Slaughter Productions death industrial tape with Nuclear Holocausto from Beherit invoking sex demons over it. From here, it continues on through a miasma of grinding black sludge, harsh high end drones and orgasmic beast-grunts; towards the end of the second side, these massive spaced out eruptions of thunderous blastage and barely-there drift suddenly give way to a hammering percussive rhythm, while blackened shrieks soar over the nightmarish industrial pounding. When the last track arrives, the sound shifts into a swirling stygian ambience, shrill metallic keening and eerie minor key darkness pooling out within clouds of noxious black smoke, abrasive streaks of fx pedal afterburn, and mutated, murky pipe organ dirge.
We're advising those of you into anything from Mortuor to Sewer Goddess to Havohej to Prurient to check into this thoroughly unhealthy debut from Poison Tongue. Like the RU-487 tape on No Visible Scars, this black chrome cassette also comes in a 7" style sleeve, with some unwholesome full color cover art and a small hand-numbered insert card. Limited to fifty copies.


"Lethal and addicting!!!! Make no mistake, this is one seriously dense horror narrative told through a power electronics format and with the coldness of the electronic whirs and clanks cunningly maneuvering through the haze of rumble and hums of bass toned feedback, and no other medium could capture this accurate of a slasher or insanity scenario. As each track plays out like the soundtrack to a scene in a psychological thriller you get to thoroughly experience the graphic stalking events of the maniac and the adrenalizing suspense as you would in watching a classic thrasher filmor reading a really great book on weird murders. Artists like Poison Tongue have the natural ability to create the most intimate and graphicly horrifying experiences that only can be understood through the experience of listening. I have to admit that my mind mine is completely thirsty for this album and seems to get thirstier after each listen.
Tracks like "The Lizard Lord", "Diabolos", and "Lust" build up the suspense as you travel through the inner workings of a derranged sexual sadist, complete with inaudible human voices in the distance that are either a result of delusions or are a display of how muddled his reality is, as his only true reality is his quest for inflicting excrutiating pain on others. The tracks seem to lead up to "interlude", which is a throbbing bassline, pulsing, ordered chaos...i.e. the absolute climax to where the flesh is finally severed and the perps sense of sadistic thrill hits it's maximum. The album then comes to a perfect close with an almost warm buzz and hum of the dark ambient on "Ripping".
Not everyone has the capacity to sit and watch and read some of the stuff that is depicted through sound on here, but thankfully I CAN and gladly do. Influenced by the great Giallo films and following in the blood trail left by the dark and brilliant works of acts like: Atrax Morgue, Navicon Torture Technologies, Steel Hook Prosthesis, Rasthof Dachau, and similar artists, Poison Tongue will deliver the stark post-industrial soundscapes and a massive mind fuck with it while walking the fraying tightrope over purely apocalyptic audio.
Released on classic black chrome C-30 casettes by one of the most gripping and promising labels in extreme audio, No Visible Scars,and packaged in a 7' EP sleeve these sounds will rip through you like a nice butchers blade through soft and still warm flesh.
Avaliable for purchase through Malignant Records and Hells Headbangers webstores (just click on thei logos at the top of the page and it'll direct you to those sites)or email NVS directly at: novisiblescars@gmail.com and they'll get back to you asap." Janet(Defecation On The Divine Radio)

"I don’t even know what to do with myself when I hear something this mind blowing, and I promise, there is no sarcasm here. I really, really love this cassette in so many ways. This is my first exposure to Poison Tongue which is a side project from one half of the noise group Pink Sexdeath. First off, the packaging is simple but also kind of awkward. Seven inch size artwork, which is cool but then the cassette is just thrown in the bag. Design looks great though and fits well with the sounds.

These tracks are like Mörder Machine for the 21st century. The compositional strategies aren’t too much different, repetitive low pounding, mangled and moaning vocals, synthesizer bass. There is a twisted ambience that also pervades each track that brings Lick You Sweety a step above most Mörder Machine knock-offs. The textures are metallic and shiny, tons of delay everywhere but tactfully employed and it never sounds generic.

Some of the effects here may sound a little digital but they have this saturation that works perfectly and the full range of frequency spectra is used effectively. The pacing is perfect and the tracks never feel too long or short. The general atmosphere reflects the cover – sickened death industrial and horror movie influence even as stated on the back cover: “Mixing my fave Giallo/Fulci soundtracks with ambient black metal, like Von, Havehej, Beherit mixed with Atrax Morgue, SHP, etc. etc. etc.”. This kind of undisclosed candidness is one that I really enjoy, and it strangely fits well with such an esoteric release.

I have to state once again, this release is just phenomenal. The production, the sound, the atmosphere, and add to these already solid aspects a hint of originality and pure depravity and this forms a perfect convergence. A must have for fans of Atrax Morgue, horror soundtracks, Mörder Machine, Brighter Death Now, or any of the classic death industrial giants. Get it quick cause this puppy is limited to a mere 50 copies!"

Lick You Sweety appears to feel comfortable dwelling in perversity. From the lewd cover art to the dark pools of rhythmic noise, Poison Tongue takes the listener on a dark path while varying the sound with blasts of noise, leaving the listener to lick their wounds.

“Diabolos” begins with an eerie, dark ambient drifter of a piece, with muffled bangs along with some synth-like tones that dwell throughout the song. At times deep spoken word will filter in, a fairly indecipherable poem that adds to the atmosphere without drowning out the tones. It’s a swift-moving piece for 8 minutes, and where at first the mood is somewhat bleak, Poison Tongue drops the bass and windy moans for a more upbeat ending. “Diabolos” is a suitable name, as the drones showcase a fairly bleak environment perfect for Hell.

The dark ambience of “Diabolos” continues with “Sweet Desire,” this time with a similar background drone but with a perversity missing on the opener. Full of buzzing electronic outbursts and cackling dark growls in the darkness of the noise, “Sweet Desire”‘s impact comes directly from its themes and the unsettling vocals, along with the chiming sound of a distorted clock ticking away the hours. This is an excellent track to follow up with, and again, the witchery of the sound draws the listener into the shadows.

“Lust” is a short but intense track to end side A of the tape, beginning with a lilting buzz, some foreshadowing blasts, and then a noisy blast of screamed vocals and harsh noise. It’s somewhat out of place after the longer, drifting ideas of the previous tracks, but this also seems the point – a surprise shock to the senses before the tape flips for three more disturbing cuts. ”The Lizard Lord,” while being the longest track on the album, maintains similar ideas but incorporates some of the harsher noises of “Lust,” like screamed vocals along with blasts of static and crunchy tone shifts. It’s not too much different from the textures of the first two tracks, but it does follow the motifsLick You Sweety carries.

“Interlude” seems to provide the same type of intercession as “Lust,” breaking up the drone of the album with a fast-paced, bassy and pounding rhythm that’s very similar to power electronics, with manipulated and distorted vocals on top. It does its job well, shifting out of the monotony of the other songs just long enough to jump back into the ambience with “Ripping.” Featuring whirring tones underneath some higher end feedback tones and a horror-soundtrack synth line, “Ripping” differs from the deep dark mood of the other tracks by providing a welcome change in pitch.

Lick You Sweety is mainly focused on the dark ambient genre, with repetitious but rhythmic drones mixed with elements of horror soundscapes. Some of the tracks seem rather similar, but Poison Tongue manages to infuse different types of noise in the tracks to foster a sense of individuality; however, tracks like “Lust” and “Interlude” manage to improve the release by giving listeners a chance to leave the meandering drones for quick blasts of harsher noise. If these cuts weren’t on the tape, Lick You Sweety could have gotten stale; fortunately, that’s not the case here, and the C34 doesn’t lose steam except for perhaps a few moments on “The Lizard Lord.”

"I wasn't sure what to expect from this tape release. (The review copy I had was on a CDr.) I was sure this was some sort of goth/alternative rock type of thing, what with the rather cutesy title and everything. But this turned out to be another well-done dark-ambient piece.
The first track reminds me of "Bad Jack" by Intrinsic Action except spacier and with a nice synth drone at the end. By the second track the Intrinsic Action influence continues with some hint of Brighter Death Now. There is quite a bit of reverb and delay on the vocals.

Side two and the long piece "the Lizard Lord" (whatever they're talking about here) sounds a little messed up as though they hiked it up a bit in the red. No matter, there's quite a bit of interesting metallic clatter here, followed by a drum-machine interlude. The final track "Ripping" is almost uplifting in a very foreboding way.

Poison Tongue could very well fit in with much of Cold Meat Industry's material. It's definitely not bad for a debut (at least I think it's their first tape.) For all you gravediggers and crypt-kickers out there having an appropriately Black Christmas..."

Lawrence J. Patti