Thursday, August 28, 2008

Side Order / The Schmendriks Split

City: Coral Springs
Type of Music: Punk
Years Active: ???
Myspace or Website: n/a

I know I saw both bands but I dont remember much about them. Side Order did feature future members of Poison the Well but thats about all I can recall. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Either way, a solid split of punk rock.

Side Order's side of the split:

The Schmendriks side of the split:

Monday, August 25, 2008

Night Of Broken Glass

City: Ft. Lauderdale
Years Active: 1996 - 1997 (roughly)
Type of Music: Emo-core
Myspace or Website: n/a

So here it is...Night of Broken Glass. This was John Wylie's (of Morning Again) emo-core band. Before you jump up and down and lose your mind about the word "emo", before these bands you see on MTV with their tight pants and eyeliner singing about some girl who "broke their heart", emo meant EMOTIONAL HARDCORE!! The midwest in the 90s was huge on this stuff and of those my favorite was Split Lip who became Chamberlain. NOBG must have sat down and listened to "For the Love Of the Wounded" a few times because these songs would have fit nicely on there. This demo unfortunately only contains 2 songs but 6 were recorded. A friend from Miami says he has them but isnt quite sure where they are so Ill keep you posted on the status of those. The band was a super group of sorts in South Florida feature Eric Laetner (Jordan's brother) on vocals, John and Kevin from Morning Again on guitars, Bundee from Mehkago NT on bass and long time showgoer Edwin on drums. Eventually they would go through lineup changes and I was never able to see them play. I heard the tape for the first time in about 10 years and it still sounds fresh. Again, Ill keep trying to find the other songs but until then, enjoy the demo "Best Friend Material". I was also able to scan the lyric sheet so thats an added bonus. Members went on to and previously played in Culture, Morning Again, Where Fear and Weapons Meet, Until the End, Trust No One, Waking Kills the Dream, Dead Blue Sky, Mehkago NT, A Jealousy Issue and Crestfallen.

Night Of Broken Glass - Best Friend Material

Friday, August 8, 2008

No Posts For 2 Weeks

Hola faithful
Im heading down to Miami tomorrow and will not be back for just under 2 weeks, so what does that mean? No posts til the end of August. But when I get back, I should have plenty of new (well new for me and the blog) to post. If anyone has any requests for something please let me know by either commenting here or email me. Im gonna hit the record stores as well as friends records and demos so hopefully Ill come across some good stuff. Thanks for all the support.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Makeshift - All Things Fall Apart demo

City: Miami
Years Active: 1995 - 1998 (roughly)
Type of Music: Post Hardcore
Myspace or Website: n/a

Another band I dont remember alot about. I saw them quite a few times and Alex was always a super nice guy. They released this demo and an EP which Ill hopefully acquire when I go home this weekend. If anyone has more info, pass it on please. Members went on to Sunday Driver.

Makeshift - All Things Fall Apart


City: Miami
Years Active: 1994 - Present
Type of Music: Metal
Myspace or Website:

Courtesy of the band:

Mendacity was originally formed by Jose Flores (drums), Charlie Ekendahl (Lead guitar), Carlos Castillo (Bass/ Vocals), and Ralph Rodriguez (Guitar) in 1994. They released a four song demo entitled “Atrocity Reflected” which subsequently received much acclaimed reviews for the aggressiveness in their music delivered by such a young line up. In this demo, Mendacity was able to break ground with their song, “Innocence Is My Name,” which established the hallmark song for the band during those years.

In 1996, Mendacity hit the studio and released their first full length album entitled “Imprisonment.” During its release, the band received much attention focused on their songwriting improvement delivering powerful riffs with well thought out melodies. In this album, Mendacity re-recorded “Innocence Is My Name” for the well-earned attention it received.

In 1997, Mendacity released a five song EP titled “For Dear Life” which experimented along the lines of the hardcore/ death/melodic music genre. With this effort, the band scored a hit song, “For Dear Life,” providing aggressive riffs, hard drum beats, and screaming vocals.

In 2005, after a long absence, Carlos Castillo (Bassist) reunited with Mendacity, this time comprised by Jose Flores (Drums), Charlie Ekendahl (Guitar/Vocals), and Omar Elesgaray (rhythm guitar). Together they’ve recorded their second full length album, self-titled, due to be released on August 23, 2008 under Vinland Records.

Mendacity is already currently working on upcoming material to be released in 2009

You can download their demo "Atrocity Reflected" here:

The band still has copies of their first two records available so contact them through their Myspace for more information.

Saturday, August 2, 2008


City: Miami
Years Active: 1991 - 1994 (roughly)
Type of Music: Metal
Myspace or Website:

From an article written by Luciferia:

Demonomacy was formed May 1991 in Miami with the original lineup consisting of Dana Cosley (rhythm guitar/ vox), Jamie Avery (lead guitar), Lisa Antoniotti (drums) and Robin Mazen (bass/ vocals). They released their first demo in August of 1991, word spread through the underground about Demonomacy and with this demo the band began to establish it's following, with fans as far as Malasyia and Poland.

In 1992, Demononacy began to play shows in their area with increasing frequency, and they traveled to Milwaukee in July of the same year and played at the Sixth Annual Milwaukee Metal Fest. They played with bands such as Obituary, Murphy's Law, Cannibal Corpse, and Deicide. Their set was successful and they got great reviews in magazines such as Kerrang and Raw. Their second demo "Chaos Incarnated" was released in December and was produced by Frank Falestra of Scraping Teeth infamy.

1n 1993, the galz played the Miami Rocks!/ East Coast Music Forum, which conjured the interests of a few labels and more positive reviews from New Times and Miami Herald. Aside from that show they also played the South Florida Slammie Awards in front of over a thousand rabid fans.

Demonomacy was an all furious female death metal band which was described by Greg Barker of New Times as "..three girls who look like they walked out of the cast of 'The Facts of Life' and play hard death metal better than any of the guys".

Unfortunately, they disband, and Robin Mazen went on to play with Impure.

Also it should be noted that singer, Dana Cosley, sang for Cynic on their 1994 tour.

Demonomacy - Demo

Demonomacy - Chaos Incarnated