Autonomous Mutant Festival 17, July 19-22 2013
* March 2nd at Pounders in Ellensburg WA w/
Clifton Del Bane, Timezone Lafontaine, Blandow Charismium and more!! 8pm start
* March 17th @ The Pioneer House in Cashmere, WA w/ The Rebel Spell, Jip Sea Party and Panic Bomb
"Venganza de Cochino est un mélange de crust, de dub et de doom. Une bête sombre avec des “r” roulés et des impulsions rouge, jaune, verte."
"Venganza de Cochino plays Crust meets Dub meets Doom: a dark beast with rolling Rs and a throbbing red, yellow and green pulse."--Morten of Skrot Up!
"Venganza de Cochino's Vengeance of the Scum is the highlight for me; a borderline ridiculous mix of black metal shrieking, death growls set to an industrial-electro throb and buzz-saw guitars that develops into a a sleek and deadly dropped shoulder groove that pummels and hisses to a close."--from nfrblog.blogspot.com/2011/06/download-beko-skrot-up-split.html (review of Beko/Skrot Up Compilation).
Right from the start, rebel reggae and punk rock have been fighting for the same causes and blasting the system with powerful musical resistance. So without surprise, some have clued in on the obvious similarities of these two subcultures and created some incredible music that contradicted the pre-existing notions of what should go with what and in effect, helped to break down the exclusionary tendencies that certain "scenes" are often plagued by. So, with Venganza de Cochino, I wanted to take it a step further. I have been heavily into reggae and dub music for over 2 decades and punk music was not far behind on my everyday listening and playing rotation. I remember in 1999 when I was talking about this with the original bassist of Corrupted after one of their shows in Osaka, Japan. We agreed how unfortunate it was that more people didn't dig the idea that sludge and dub could really be one in the same: huge slow dark heavy conscious rebel music that is equally cathartic and equally empowering.
This music is for the beaten-down, the struggling poor, the poverty-stricken hungry, the exploited and under-appreciated working class, the ones that have been cornered by the system and driven insane, the outlaws who break unjust laws, the imprisoned innocent, the starving artists, writers and underground musicians that fill the world with hope, passion and inspiration, the martyrs that have not died in vain, the ones who still believe in revolution that starts from the ground up while knowing that it's a life-long process and all the rest of the resilient people in this mad world who have been labeled scum or subhuman or subordinate and have been pushed back by the greedy pseudo-sophisticated fat cats and politicians from their privileged and seemingly advantageous positions of money-fed power in their ridiculous mansions and high-brow penthouse towers. It's time to rise up. It's time to take it back. It's time for Vengeance of the Scum. We are much stronger together... --Cristo Malviaje-- New songs up now, more to come... ..