The New

Happy October slimer, long time no post but we been doing stuff and who uses websites anymore. First things first we got two new ghosts! Megan Krenbrink is on drums and Lesley Law is on bass and keys. These girls bring it and now Walker and I gotta catch up. I need Grammarly to help me write posts the tense and pronouns are is killing us.

Anyways we’ve been spending the last six months working on new jams and breathing some much needed life into some old gems. Some shows are in the works and we’ll be posting more once we get it rollin. <3

   

Nazi Punks Fuck Off

This has been brewing for a while but I have to get it off my chest. I really wanted to post about something different but enough enough.

A few years ago we had the opportunity to open for Combichrist and I regret this. At the time I didn’t know much about the controversy surrounding the band and its members and for this I am ashamed.

Despite Combichrist performer Andy LaPlegua’s claiming it’s for the sake of shock, the band continues to use sexually violent, Nazi and racist imagery in their live shows, videos and music. Recently band member Joe Letz has performed with The Birthday Massacre in blackface for the sake of shock. FUCK THIS. If your “art” and “persona” requires you defend racism on and off the stage FUCK YOU.

I got out of the mainstream goth/industrial scene years ago because of this, too many bands were normalizing these ideas and their fans defending them are as bad as any troll on reddit.

FUCK toxic masculinity, FUCK racism, FUCK anti-LGBTQ SWERF TERF rhetoric and beliefs in any scene. Fuck it in all it’s casual, ironic and hateful forms. This is not the time to use your white privilege to shock others. Be an ally. Fight your oppressors. Raise your voice. Be good to each other.

I’m also super stoked and proud about Vancouver’s blossoming dark scene – bands like Weird Candle, Shitlord Fuckerman, Timing X, Latex Honey Glove and Puritans for pushing boundaries in positive ways. Thank you to independent DIY venues like Red Gate Arts Society and Bla Ck Lab for creating safe spaces and promoting inclusivity in vancouvers increasingly marginalized music scene.

ALSO

Read this TL;DR on all the above problems, in greater detail!

Don’t be a dick part 2 – why two bands stood up against a horrifying new trend

Partyfest 2016

We’re back baby and with friends.

Partyfest web

PARTYFEST 2016

#PARTYFEST IN RELEVANT PLACES FOR LOCATION!

Vancouver’s best god damn party, Partyfest is back and so are we.  We got a new drummer and can’t wait to share the stage with Top Men, Pink Licorice, Spectregates, Timing X, DJ OKIBI and Funk McSplash.

Vancouver, it’s been too long.

Critical Mantra

Here’s a remix I did to cap things off. Polarizer is coming to an end. This album meant a lot to me, more than I gave it credit for and more than it got back from me. It’s the first time I put something out and I felt as strongly about it now as I did during its initial release.

I never had the means to promote it properly, to hand seal and send it off to all the community stations, papers and zines that I wanted to. Sometimes you just get too worn down and realize it’s time to do something different.

We’ve got a new EP in the not too distant future. Walker has been penning a lot of the new material and we’re stripping things back. I’ve got another solo project on the go too, All Hallow’s is looking pretty good to me but I’ve broken promises before. Anyways.

Fuck the fear. Here’s to new things.

 

Happy Scummer

Joey Chaos Scummer
Scummer

Hey summer, been doin’ stuff.

Walker and I have been busy producing an album for our drummer Brian, it’s going to melt your skull. I’m also producing an album for Mina Ret. It will crystalize your orbs.

GHSTLRD is busy recording an album. I’m almost done cooking a remix to kiss off POL∆RIZER and working on some short films. Some shirts n stuff are gonna happen too but what’s the rush school’s out right :3

www.joeychaos.com