‘Carcer Molochi’ (from Ieper) was the band of fellow-collaborators at the autonomous centre Vort’n Vis: Johan Seys (vocals), Inge Cappoen (vocals), Michael ‘Mike’ Maes (guitar), Erwin Degryse (guitar), David Stubbe (drums; also in ‘Neuthrone’, nowadays in ‘Gura’) & Danny Suffys (bass). They played at the V.V. several times: 94-12-31, 95-03-05
, 95-09-16, 96-02-24, 96-04-05 & 96-09-21.
The gang played pagan, back-to-nature crust-punk (“a mix of ‘Antisect’, ‘Hiatus’, ‘E.N.T’ & ‘Antischism’…”, I wrote in my ‘zine). Others compared them with ‘Misery’ (because of the female/male vocals). Also ‘Contropotere’ & ‘Nausea’ could be a reference.
Michael, Danny & Johan had been in ‘As Usual’ before. In ‘96 Bram ‘Lawaai’ Calbrecht (R.I.P.) replaced David. And by autumn that year ‘Mike’ took over, and ‘Gork’ (ex ‘Coche Bomba’ guitarist) became the second vocalist and Yannick ‘PikPik’ Moulière played bass. In ’97 Michael and Inge (who are a couple) started ‘Link’… Nowadays (2019) Michael plays the drums in ‘Scraps’ (Fra).
Review in Tilt! #9: >>One of my favourite 8000 bands (ha!). This got out when Big Mike was doin’ guitars besides Mr E and tall Jo did the male half of the vocals. The recordings are decent but one needs to play this loud to capture what they were really like live. Their pagan, back-to-nature crustpunk is an original mix of Antisect, Hiatus, E.N.T. and Antischism. It reflects their sorrow and fury for the loss of earth’s beauty: shredding metal-riffs and slower, more epic parts. Strong, heartfelt fe+male vocals. The lyrics speak for themselves. This tape is presented with a nice booklet, containing the words, some far-out art by David ‘Snuitlap’ and poems in Dutch by singer Inge and bassman Danny. They don’t make ’em like this too much anymore…<<