Elephantman 7"

Yeah, it's been 2 fucking months since anything has been put up on this blog. My computer got eaten by a virus and I can't speak for the other doomz out there that are welcome to add content; maybe they were high, in jail, drunk, or comatoast, or whatever. We are not and probably will never be 'consistent' in the terms of standard music 'acts' out there, that's just the way we operate.

So hot air aside, I've been wanting to throw up some recordings by one of my favorite bands that popped up in our circle by pure matters of chance....and they fucking killed it under the banner of Elephantman.

Here's a blog posted by 'Creepy' Mike of Capitalist Casualties that tells some of the tale of Elephantman:

let's start with the way this band started. capitalist casualties was on tour in japan, and in nagoya a guy came up to me and said "i'am coming to the states, and i'am gonna start a band, will you play guitar for me"? well i figured he wouldn't actually make it to the states to start the band so i said yes. one year later he walked into my work at buffalo exchange and wanted to jam. i had put my foot in my mouth. he had a young drummer named elliot and an old friend of mine frank from plutocracy and agents of satan on bass. about 6 months later we started playing shows, soon after we had shared the stage with warmachine, catheter, carniceria, walken, capitalist casualties, artimus pyle, maggot colony, wasteoid, straight edge kegger, cruevo, noxagt, shadow people, l.i.e.,pig destroyer, phobia, benumb, vulgar pigeons, fall of the bastards, wormwood, and many others. we recorded a 7 inch on elliots label i.o.i. records, and some other shit that isn't out yet. we became popular fairly fast, due in part to very violent gigs, with most fights including band members and members of the audience. our sound was not unlike that of sleep, iron monkey, old napalm death, and capitalist casualties. well after about three years we are gonna play again here and there. if anyone has ever seen us, leave me a comment, good or bad!

You can find Mike's myspace profile here. (if you'd like to drop him a line)

And here's a review of their 7" released on drummer Elliot's label (Impatience or Indifference)

"These guys crank out some solid hardcore/punk with a little bit of a crossover feel at times, as well as some fucking killer sludgy riffing and more of a strange rock vibe on occasion - making for an interesting combination of sounds. Members of this band have played in a slew of other great acts like Capitalist Casualties, Agents of Satan, and Plutocracy, among others, and their vocalist hails from Japan, bringing with him a shrieking intensity not unlike what one would expect from the country. But like I said, this is diverse material, so don't expect it to mirror the work of the musicians' past efforts. I really like the killer basslines that run all over the place between the percussion and the guitars, I think that's an enormous strength here, but their penchant for throbbing sludge riffs is also a nice balance for their faster, more grating side (perfectly exemplified by their scorching cover of Black Flag's Thirsty & Miserable)".- www.aversionline.com

Download it!


Kalmex and the Riffmerchants 'Electric Bukkake'

I released this CD by these true Doomz back in 2004. It's my favorite release on Intolerant Messiah because I think it's the best album I've ever released. The reviews for it were a mixed bag, from 'terrible', to 'baffling', to 'genius' which to me has historically been exactly the response the best albums out there receive by the fans and the music publications. The only negative criticism I agree with is that the cover is total shit. They had a really depraved concept for the cover but the artist they chose failed to deliver it properly and due to time restraints to get the fucking thing released we just said 'fuck it' and went with the artists piece anyway. I think if it had a better cover, it might have been better received by 'outsiders'; all us Doomz, on the other hand, could really give a fuck about the albums cover art, it's the music that we're after, not the drawings. This is not the final release by the Riffmerchants as there will be at least one new release by them this year; 'Ultrasonic Holocaust'. 'Ultrasonic' has been in the making for years and got 'back-burnered' due to a communication lapse between the band and Eric Wood from M.I.T.B, Bastard Noise, Neanderthal etc. This album is a collaborative piece between the Riffmerchants and Wood. Recently, the merchants and Wood have revived the project and it should finally be completed and properly released in the next few months. Since I'm pre-occupied with moving (again), I have posted the 'one-sheet' I sent to all the mags, zines, and distributors for the masterpiece that is 'Electric Bukkake' to give my description. Enjoy the doomryde! ~ Lord Ballsakk
Download 'Electric Bukkake' here

Tracklist: Pig Family Gangbang, P-Cam, Designated DUI, Force Fed, Electric Bukkake, Deadly Reprisal, Soiled Cottons, Enter the Virgin

If you would like to buy a copy of this CD, send $8 for USA ($12 for the rest of the world), Paypal to deadbodydude@yahoo.com or snail mail cash or money order (at your own risk) to: IxMx / PO Box 6162 / San Mateo CA 94403 USA


Stnkweedo goes to Elmwood......for 60 to 90

Stnkweed Malone wanted to personally share his experience with the Shadow People and the Shedwellaz a bit more so here goes:

"The Shadow People started where the 'Dwellaz left off. Since Zodiakiller (R.I.P.) & Lobo Lobiano weren't around. Tizoe also wasn't available. So me and Eons started doing Shadow Peeps, until the 'Dwellaz could start doing stuff again. So me and Eons started messing around at his house. Eons made the beats and did the cuts, and sometimes I would help with the samples for hooks. We soon had a few tracks together. Tizoe soon came back into the picture and got on the last tracks. Leech filmed a video for us. It was extreme and too offensive for some, but is was good. The Shadow People's style, in my mind, was supposed to be very offensive; not 'happy hip-hop', but more of the stuff people never say but maybe would like to say; basically 'over-the-top' is what I was going for. I think that's part of the reason that Riley didn't keep going with the project; it was a little too extreme. I soon got back on meth and stopped doing music. Then the Kompound started up by Savage, Frank (Lepr), & Tizoe. I soon joined along with Lobo, then due to people moving and drugs and jail and all kinds of shit, the Kompound has kinda been put on hold. So I took the opportunity to start up the Shedwellaz again. TC Bone Locs (Go Like This!) had his studio in RWC and made the beats and I rapped, the rest is history. Basically we're just trying to do the Shedwellaz with pretty much anybody that's down with us helping out with the project. I think it's part of the reason it's so dope. It represents the West Bay Koalition's reputation for variety. TC's other band 'Murder of Crows' has helped us get hooked up with shows and things have been going good. I'm writing this the day before I go to jail for a stretch but I ain't tripping 'cuz I know all the Doomryderz and West Bay Dankdaddies have got my back. Big shout out to Lord Ballsakk for doing this website. Be on the lookout for a whole bunch of of Shedwellaz projects coming out in 2009.... we've recorded over 40 songs in the last 2 years!
Peace out ~ Stnkweed Malone ~ West Bay Presidente."

* If you want to drop Stnkweed a line while he's locked up, just write a comment here with your email address and you'll get sent his inmate info.


Plutocracy 'Dankstahz' album, "one of 20 US grindcore releases you just must own" - Terrorizer Magazine #181 March 2009

It was one thing to finally get some Doomryderz acknowledgment from the major metal press via the fact that 'This Comp Kills Fascists' made Decibel magazine's Top 40 releases of 2008 and made mention of Agents of Satan, but having Terrorizer magazine place Plutocracy's 'Dankstahz' album at #17 of the top 20 US grindcore albums that you must have is just fucking sick as fuck! I literally jumped off the couch last night when I turned the page to glance over the list and saw Pluto at #17!! I think I even spiked the mag in a display of victory; football style. Know what? Terrorizer is dead on spot listing this album as one of the most important grind records ever.....FUCKING EVER!! Think about it for a second. If you know you shit about grindcore and have never thought that this album actually is that historical and important to the genre....then buy a bullet and rent a gun, you fucking elitist faggot!!! Put this record up against all the current retro-grind out there, and you'll just want to slap yourself for never hearing this (if you haven't) and punch yourself in the junk (if you've never seen them live). Monumental and genius is how I think of this album. Kalmex and Stnkweed wrote this fucker in a haze of dope and malt liquor and proved their mettle and their METAL!! Terrorizer got it kinda correct although the cover art shown is not the actual cover art for the LP, the actual cover art on the 625 Productions/Slap-a-ham released ltd. LP* has the Pluto logo and a weird picture of an alien-like looking fetus (that's what I see anyway) and on the back they re-used the 'Freedom Denied' 7" cover art with the song titles. Also, the best way to listen to the Dankstahz album is on vinyl of course so fuck the CD and listen to this uploaded version of JUST the Dankstahz album and not all the older stuff (which is also killer but best listened to separately on their own as their own). And why the D.A. name drop, Terrorizer? The Pluto side of that split fucking crushes the D.A. side!! So sick of all the D.A. ass-licking in this scene....yaddaimeen? ~ Lord fucking Ballsakk

Plutocracy 'Dankstahz'

I ripped the Dankstahz tracks from the compilation CD so the track numbers say 7 thru 22

* The 'Dankstahz' 12" LP was limited to 500 copies because the shitty record plant (United?) broke the fucking plates for this masterpiece. Some German label asked Pluto to release a 10" version for Europe and who fucking knows exactly how many copies that sleazy dude pressed and sold of that version. (do you know? tell me if I'm wrong, I can handle it)



This is Stnkweed Malone kickin the real story of the Shedwellaz. I started the 'dwellaz after being in a rap group with my homeboy J-ster and Penz-oner, the group was called The Factor and was sampled by Agents of Satan on their 625 debut 7". They (J-ster & Penz) wanted to do more intelligent hip hop and I wanted to do it all (more crazyshit) so we went separate ways, but we will always be friends. So Kalmex told me Dan from Spazz was doing some dj work, so we got him on beats and cuts. We used to do, sell and weigh dope in my homie's Eighth-of-Dank's backyard shed so my homie Casper called us Shedwellaz. So I kept the name and repped the game. So the first line-up was lil' Josh aka 'Eighth-of-Dank': the shed facilitator, Stnkweed Malone: wack mc eliminator, dj Eons: dope beat rotator, and Lobo Lobiano: the nocturnal human beast. We soon recruited Zodiak-iller (976, Factor, No Le$$) and Tizoe Davinci(wsg ,kompound). We cut our first real track at Trainwreck Recording studio (engineered by smokin bomb tom). deadbodieseverywhere let me use a better 4- track for the group (I still owe them a 4-track to this day...I'm such a dick but they still love me). Anyways that's when the fun really began, when I went mobile. We had dj Optimus Prime, Leon, and Tizoe all making beats at this time along with Eons. I would always help with samples we even had Mike Silva from Apeshit doing bass lines. The dankraphone devils: Zak-1 and Gino soon got in on the mix, but i was on alot of drugs so things didn't go so good for the group. Now I've got my shit together and I have added a new member to the family: TC Bonelocs (Feldmans, Translators, Murder of Crows) and any old member I can find that's down to rhyme. I just want to stress that not one person did everything we all did everything, even Shanky Tooth (Emetic, Bullshit Excuse, Riffmerchants) made a few beats. Optimus Prime probably produced with me the most notorious Shedwellaz song ever, 'Evil Souls' (featuring Zodiak-iller r.i.p). Satan's Pimp put out our only vinyl (12" EP). I'm trying to do some remixes with some Zodiak-iller flows, we just need to get some acapella's from Eons. But the tradition lives on, me and TC are still in a shed doing this shit straight out the gutter muthafukaz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Check us out! Call me (Kindred aka Stnkweed) at (415)572-8960 or call TC Bonelocs at (650)218-5535. It's hard to keep it all together when you're on drugs and broke, so thanx to all the people out there who show love to us and not hate! ~ Stnkweed aka Showtime. I'll see u when I get out of jail. Kindred Lee McCune, Santa Clara County Jail

Shedwellaz 'Back 2 tha Shed' (tracked 2007 thru 2008 at the Habitat by TC Bonelocs)



BULLSHIT EXCUSE (1999 - 2000)
Began in '99 after Shanko moved to RWC and wanted to jam. He recruited Leon from Apeshit to play drums and we started to jam out in Leon's Kitchen. Deshko caught wind and wanted to do vocals and Kindred also wanted to be involved. Around that time, Shanko, Kindred and I (along with some other RWC OG's) were working at a cabinet shop in RWC. The name Bullshit Excuse comes from phone calls our boss received from employees calling in sick. Alot of the song titles refer to our time working together there. Bullshit Excuse existed concurrently with the reunited Plutocracy. We played several shows locally and did this recording sometime in 2000. After the recording, we changed our name to MethKamp which devolved later into Singaia. These songs are from a limited run of CD's (100?) released by Deshko on his Family of Resistance label, and are only about half of the songs that were recorded. Tony Easly did the awesome cover art. Shortly after this recording, Kindred, Shanko and I started Kalmex and the Riffmerchants with Thomas and Dan Lactose. ~ Frank aka LEPR aka Ramon Salcido

Bullshit Excuse



I was the DJ/producer/engineer for the Shed Dwellaz. We existed from roughly 1995 to early 2000 in various forms with a myriad of members. In 99 I decided to quit my job at Stacey's Bookstore and move to Phoenix, AZ to attend audio engineering school. I was burnt on my job, the scene in Redwood was getting hectic and I felt like I was at a crossroads musically. Our friend the Zodiak Iller had recently passed away and continuing the Shed Dwellaz without him just wasn't an option for me. So I bailed to AZ. had my mind blown inside out and really built my audio skills up.

When I returned 6 months later, I went back to making beats with a vengeance but didn't really have any projects lined up. I reconnected with Stinkweed from the Dwellaz and we recorded a few demos. He already had the whole Shadow People concept so we threw together some artwork and burned a bunch of cdrs of the tracks we had so far. Around the time we were passing out this CD, we started recording some tracks with Tizoe and the Shadow People line up was solidified. We played a grip of shows, the most memorable being the shows with Third Sight and Sacred Hoop at Kimo's (people still talk about the debauchery that went down on this night) as well as another Kimo's show with Artimus Pyle and Lie (Japan). We got the Lie cats so high they were probably rethinking naming their 7" "Legalize It". Eventually shit started to breakdown between the three of us and and we stopped working together as Shadow People. Before the split we managed to record 3 songs
that are unreleased to this day.

Some technical info regarding "Lurkin in the Shadows": All the beats were made on an MPC2000 (with the exception of the last track which was produced by Tizoe and thrown on the disc at the last minute). The original Stinko demo tracks were recorded on a Roland digital 4 track and were later transferred to DA88 tape. The songs with Tizoe and Stinko were recorded on ADATs using a small analog board. Everything was mixed during one intense late night opium smoking session at a studio where the real customers have to pay upwards of $150/hr. Shout out to Cus (wherever you are) for hooking that shit up.

An acquaintance (and I use the term loosely) of ours offered to put it out as one of the first releases on his new "label", however he was more concerned with being in the biz rather than handling the biz and cheaply pressed them on the crappiest CDrs available. To this day I have people hitting me up saying they "wore their copy out". Tizoe gave his cousin a shrink wrapped copy only to have him open it and the CD was fucking missing! For these reasons I'm blessing y'all with a 320kbs rip of the Shadow People's "Lurkin' in the Shadowz".

- Dan Lactose AKA Eons One

Download it!

FOR MORE HEAD OVER TO http://stinkweed.bandcamp.com



Verlaten are a current West Bay grind powerhouse featuring veteran Doomryderz from Plutocracy/No Le$$ (Kalmex-drums), Immortal Fate (Pat-guitar), and deadbodieseverywhere (Grip-bass). Kalmex had been riding the pine on the sidelines for awhile since the demise of Kalmex & the Riffmerchants. I remember him saying that he didn't want to be behind the kit in the next band he did, he wanted to go back to guitar. He got to talking with Grip about doing a grind band with Pat from I.F. and his buddy Jed on guitars. I went to one of their early rehearsals at Lennon Studios in SF so they could hear what their grind would sound like with some vocals. I was shocked to hear how gnarly they had gotten in such a short time period. It was rad to shred the PA with them and I wanted to join but was already consumed by Altamira. Anyway, they found a young buck through a Craigslist posting named Kona to take the helm, and he slays in his own menacing yet quirky way so he's a perfect fit. Verlaten has already played a slew of gigs in the Bay Area with Go Like This!, E.N.T., Skitzo, Maggot Colony, Godstomper, Progeria, Lack of Interest, etc. as well as their debut at a notorious Agents of Satan performance on 10/26/07 in San Jose. They did a short tour up the West Coast this past summer and played some pretty sick bills up in Portland and Seattle with the likes of Sissy Spacek (Bastard Noise members), Superbad, Kudzu, and Sean. Their debut album is already recorded and at the plant, and will soon be released on CD and Vinyl (fuck yeah!) by Buried in Hell records out of Sacto. "Verlaten grind" has elements of Immortal Fate's brand of Doom/Death/Grind, with it's 200mph cyclones slamming skull first into brick walls of putrid sewer sludge ala subsonic rumbles from DBE's Grip-master. There's also some psychotic bad PCP trippage mixed in to sauce it up and keep it fresh and interesting (not as nutty as No Le$$ but still damn creepy). You'll also detect some Pluto styled riff-age courtesy of Kalmex (he's having his cake and frosting it too this time). Don't EVER sleep on the DOOM'Z!! Just when you write us off we come back and let you know that we'll never die, just multiply. Can you dig it? ~ Lord Balsakk

Verlaten Demo 2008


976 - Tapes #1 & #2 comp. CD

Here's a CD that was released by Pig in a Blanket's 'Honest Abe Records' label. 976 was a killer hardcore band from the Mountain View Dankdaddies set made up of: Piggy (drums+vocals), Big Boy (bass, vocals), Scott (guitar+vocals), and Marshall (vocals). This CD compiles their first two releases. These tapes weren't "demos", they were full length albums released on cassette by the band. Tracks 1-11 are from their 1990 tape titled: '$2 per minute. $1 additional minute. Callers must be 18 years or older.' Tracks 12-22 are from their 1991 tape, the legendary (at least amongst us West Bay loko's) 'Will Fuck for Food' tape. Unfortunately, these tapes have had minimal reach outside the West Bay crews. Those of you that follow the Doomryderz closely will obviously know the name 976 most likely from their split 7" with Plutocracy, but also because we put 976 on our tour shirts in remembrance of the importance they had in bringing together two sets of like-minded suburban hooligans from Redwood City and Mountain View. The members of 976 would later play in No Le$$, E.T.O., the short lived Sirota project and the more recent hardcore band; Life Without. There are many influences at play on these tapes; from Dr. Know and Fang to early Neurosis and Final Conflict. This is some of the best hardcore punk that came out of the Bay Area in the early 90's. You just never knew about it because you were too busy being a 'peace punk' with all your Crass and Operation Ivy patches and crooning about how Green Day are the best band ever. But if it wasn't for hippies like you, bands like 976 wouldn't have been who they were: real fucking gnarly destructive thugs that cared more about laying waste and getting wasted than about appeasing the scene and looking like all the cookie cutter punk clones that began infesting the Bay Area from far off places like Iowa. At least we kept the West Bay free of poser garbage like that. ~ Lord Balsakk

976 CD
(Re-upped by request 6/27/14)


No Le$$ / E.T.O. split 7" EP (625 Productions)

OK, so I got my first request from Aesop. He wanted to see some No Le$$ up on here and I'm much obliged to do so. This split came out on Max Ward's (Spazz/Plutocracy etc.) 625 Productions Label back in 1993. This is 625 release numero uno even though there is no label info on the layout. Some of the No Le$$ tracks appeared on their 'Tape One aka Le$$on One' demo tape. (which I will post soon). So if you know the history of the Dankdaddies Crew from Redwood City, CA, you'd know that this band was a bit of a super group in that it had 2 members of Plutocracy (Stinkweed: guitar, Kalmex: drums), 2 members of Immortal Fate (Snowman: guitar, Pelon: vocals) and the legendary Big Boy from 976 infamy on the Rikenbacker. These dudes secured a seedy jam spot in the notorious ghetto of East Palo Alto (EPA) just south of Redwood City. It was in this shithole of a space that these psychos completely reinvented the wheel of hardcore/grind/fastcore or whatever the fuck category YOU think this music fits into. Eric Wood (Neanderthal, P.H.C., Bastard Noise, Man is the Bastard etc.) crowned No Le$$'s sound 'Electric Jungle Violence'. I call No Le$$'s experimentations in grind/hardcore pure fucking unmatched brilliance. No Le$$ would go onto to inspire and influence quite a few killer bands. I saw it first hand when Agents of Satan and No Le$$ played a gig with Cephalic Carnage in Denver back in 1997 and I shit you not, those Cephalic dudes were never the same after witnessing No Le$$ and spending an evening with the Doomryderz. Cephalic's 'Fortuitous Oddity' Demo that we got from them that night is pretty sick but not nearly as twisted as No Le$$'s Lesson One tape. Interesting that these two bands were on similar paths at the time. Too bad No Le$$ never had the fortune of reaching the heights that Cephalic reached. Oh well, such is the luck of the entire crew, but to me No Le$$ was the better band and if you compare each bands first demos, it is pretty fucking obvious who was smoking 'snappa' and who wasn't. E.T.O. balanced out this split with furious styles and damage of their own. Evolved to Obliteration was the band comprised of Jerry aka Pig in a Blanket (ex-976) on drums, Alex aka Len Dog on guitar, Alberto aka Berto on bass and some other guys that I never got too familiar with (Ferhan on 2nd guitar and Mateo on vocals). These Mountain View, CA maniacs didn't play live often and when they did it was usually at an out of control backyard suburban kegger. When ETO fired up their amps and detonated their distortion pedals, all hell would break loose, no shit. E.T.O. would later employ the mic services of Max Ward. Max took to the mic like a pitbull with its balls on fire....dude would scream so hard he lost his voice 3 songs into a live set once and just held the mic out for whoever wanted to grab it...I think Ness ended up with it that night. More posts for E.T.O. later as well. Spark up a dusted jay and grab the old gold and dent it! ~ Lord Ballsakk

No Le$$ / E.T.O Split 7"

Agents of Satan / May 19th, 2003 Berkeley, CA @ 924 Gilman St


Altamira - Point of Impact (2008)

Here's the 'Point of Impact' album by Redwood City, CA's 'Altamira'.

This album is the only recording so far from this clan.
This was recorded back in May of 2007 at House of Faith in Oakland by the grand po-bah; Bart Thurber. It was then mastered on the East Coast at Visceral Sound by Scott Hull of Pig Destroyer/Agoraphobic Nosebleed.
This band features Leper(Agents of Satan/Plutocracy/Bullshit Excuse/Kalmex and the Riffmerchants/elephantman/Go Like This!/Kompound...???...), Snowman(Immortal Fate/No Le$$), and Lord Ballsakk(Agents of Satan/Deadbodieseverywhere/Funeral Shock/Go Like This!).

We'd really like to see this thing get released on limited vinyl....if you can help, then please drop us a line.

Categorize it however you need, we just call it Doomryder metal. ~ Lord Ballsakk

Check out the band at www.myspace.com/rockthecave

Altamira - 'Point of Impact' CD