INFEST United States
INFEST - Midless
The whole generations of hardcorer’s dream about this and I suppose also the fans of other styles who know what that name means. INFEST at Obscene Extreme Festival 2017! The pioneers and founders of the style called „power violence“. A style that has inspired hundreds and maybe thousands of other bands that have been destroying the musical boundaries since two decades.
Short, aggressive, fast songs full of changes. Stops that turn into total madness. A charismatic frontman as well who will fucking not trouble with you. The first recording of this band was released as early as in 1987 (formed in 1986!). The beginning of 90's was branded by a break-up and the end of any activity to rise like a phoenix from the ashes in 2013. Around 2000 they recorded vocals to the recording called „No Man's Slave“ that was originally recorded without vocals as early as in 1991 during the cult recording session in KXLU radio. Their latest recording for the time being is a single from 2013 titled „Days Turn Black“. Though their discography is quite moderate we dare to say that each recording is literally an elementary jewel or pearl for hardcore / power violence / grind scene.
The current line-up are Joe Denunzio (also Neanderthal among others), Bob Kasitz (Lack Of Interest, To The Point, Low Threat Profile, Burn Your Bridges, person who runs Deep Six Records), Chris Dodge (phew … let us start. Spazz, Hellnation, Despise You, Low Threat Profile, Burn Your Bridges, Stikky, Ancient Chinese Secret, Lack Of Interest, To The Point and the founder of the Slap A Ham Records) and the last mate is Matt Domino (Manpig, Low Threat Profile, Neanderthal). These four guys are a living US hardcore history and you will have the unique chance that may never repeat again at the upcoming volume of OEF!!!!
Infest, while not coining the term "powerviolence", were pioneers of the style. The Los Angeles quartet blended the ethos, speed and song structure of straight edge hardcore, along with the aggression and anger of bands like Negative Approach and Negative FX. Joe Denunzio’s vocals exhibited raw anger, with lyrical content about conformity, war, scene politics and socio-political issues, mostly delivered in an accusational assault.
Infest did however differ from their peers in their fervent political stance and imagery, often depicting the tragedies of war and poverty, countering the obligatory "band in action" album covers common to the era.
On July 1, 1991, Infest recorded a live set for the Los Angeles radio station KXLU. This session was later released by Deep Six Records who also released the No Man's Slave LP. The vocals on No Man's Slave were recorded post-breakup in 2000 and the LP was released later in 2002.
On January 13, 2013, Infest played their first show since 1991 at The Echo, in Echo Park, California with bands such as ACxDC (Anti-Christ Demon Core), Barking Backwards, Fissure and Sordo. They were among the headliners at the 2013 editions of Maryland Deathfest and Chaos in Tejas respectively. In July 2013 Infest headlined the Destroy L.A. Hardcore Festival with California youth crew legends Chain of Strength. In July 2014, they headlined a one-off in Dallas, Texas at Vice Palace, along with Chicago-based outfit Weekend Nachos.
|Release date||Release name||Media|
|2013||Days Turn Black|
|2002||No Man's Slave|
|1989||Split 8" with Pissed Happy Children|