Side A – Side B
I.R.A. (It’s Raining Again) / Don’t Lie / H.E.M.P. (Help End Marihuana Prohibition) / Shithead / System System / Boring /// One Day (It Can Happen To You) / Fear / So Obvious
tracks: Alternativa (Alternative) / Porcos Fascistas (Fascist Pigs) / Destruir Por Lucro (Destroy For Profit) / Marginais (Marginal) / Criança Infeliz (Unhappy Child) / Foge Que Te Fodo! (instrumental) / H.M.O.R. / Let’s Lynch The Landlord (‘Dead Kennedys’ cover) / Guerra Nao Obrigado! (War No Thank You!)
When ‘Inkisição’ (from Aveiro) played the Vort’n Vis (94-09-17); I got to know them personally and got befriended with both Rui (he distributed DIY tapes & vinyl, and did a zine, Diabo No Corpo) and their new singer Helena ‘Lena’ Paula Burbuleta. We corresponded and later I interviewed her for the Women in HC piece in my zine Tilt!. At this gig the others were Miguel (vocals, ex ‘Arrghh!’), Rui Maia (drums; Helena’s boyfriend, later husband), Píncaro (guitar; originally bassist) and Sérgio (bass). A while after the latter 2 died in a car-crash (Summer of 1995), Lena, Miguel & Rui formed ‘Intervenzione’.
The recordings of this demo were done before Helena had joined (that was in late ’93 – see interview) the band. Playing on the demo was the first stable line-up with Rui Maia on drums (founder of the band in the late 80s), guitarists Oliveira & Zé Vilao (the latter also singing, in Portugese) and Píncaro on bass. Review in Tilt! #7: >>Uptempo to fast straightforward but tuneful HC with lots of energy. Dual guitars and rock-bits. Very good! << The same tracks were on a split-tape with the Turkish band ‘Turmoil’ that Pablo of Resistance Productions made.
Intro / Escravo Da Droga (Drug Slave) / Mundo De Hoje (World Of Today) / Progresso? (Progress?) / Sugadores (Suckers) / Chacina Legal (Legal Slaughter) / Neutralizados (Neutralized) / Estado Novo? (New State?) / Porcos Nacionalistas (Nazionalist Pigs) / Faz A Diferença (Make A Difference) / Subcaos!!!
João Abrantes (guitar), Rui Abrantes (bass), Hugo Begucho (drums; also in ‘Alcoore’) & ‘Xico’ Francisco Dias (vocals) were the guys in the band during the recording of this demo. When they did shows over here (93/94) ‘Subcaos’ (who were from the Lisbon area) consisted of Diogo (Tovar) Carvalho (vocals; also did Recognize No Authority zine), ‘Xico’ (or ‘Chico’ or FJ; vocals), João Abrantes (guitar), João Barrelas ‘Libelinha’ (guitar; also in ‘X-Acto’), To-Pê (bass) & David (drums). The music on Genocidio was described as “chaotic crustcore” but I reviewed it (Tilt! #7) as follows: “Raging, grinding HC in the ‘Ripcord’-vein with politically aware lyrics… Furiously shouting vocalist, fast but tight drumming and crunchy guitars.”.
I believe that the tape was sent to me by my pen-pal Miguel Crespo of the Portugese concert-collective Ratazana Productions.
David left the band the day before we took of for the ’94 tour. We almost had to cancel but we managed and brought on Hugo. He knew some songs and learned others while se were driving. Unfortunately he couldn’t play lots of new songs we had from the 7”revolution EP
Artwork and lay-out by Diogo and Pedro Mateus of ‘X-Acto’.
Francisco ‘FJ’ Dias