Friday, 16 December 2011

Rust Empire (Check them out)


To start with, this link is an advertisement to the band only. There is no download link. I have chosen to include Rust Empire in this blog due to the fact it contains Shane Durgee as one of the band members. Shane used to play in Framework (who later became Earth Crisis when Shane left and the band reformed with Karl taking over vocal duties from originally being the bassist), Gatekeeper and Uprising (who later became Green Rage), which were all early '90s, vegan straight-edge, chugging hardcore / metal bands. 

Information on Rust Empire, taken from their Facebook page, which can be seen HERE is: 

"Rust Empire began in the summer of 2010 with five old hats from pre/present/post-hardcore, punk, jazz, funk, rock and stoner doom bands. It’s an unlikely grouping of gents that surprises everyone who knows them, but they make loud music. What else really matters?"

A few days ago, in 2011, Shane Durgee and I had a conversation via Facebook (the thrills of the  ease of Internet based sociability), he linked me to this band with the words "We're kind of like Quicksand" (who features Walter Schreifels of Gorilla Biscuits, Project X, Youth Of Today and more recently Rival Schools). To me they sound more like "Far - Tin Cans With String To You" album, or Unsane, without all the effects on the vocals and guitar. It's garage alternative punk rock by older guys who want to show they can still have fun and play decent music.

I've chosen to add them to this blog due to the fact it's two decades later and although Shane Durgee and co are no longer hardline, vegan straight-edge guys... although Shane tells me he is still Vegan, good on him, they are still capable of rocking out.

If you like it, you like it, if you don't, you don't. 

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