Monday, November 1, 2010

Hiatus - Old Fashioned Shit For Consumers (1995)

Genre - Crust
Origin - Liege, Belgium
Time - 67:27 min.
File - 134.16MB (320kbps)

Hiatus formed in May [[1989]], at this time the line up was Phill, Ben, Raf and Phil. They played in a [[Doom (band)Doom]]/[[Discharge (band)Discharge]]/[[Extreme Noise TerrorE.N.T.]] style and recorded a rehearsal demo called "The Frightening Men Story". In May 90 they put out their second rehearsal demo called "In My Mind" and soon after Wills joined them on bass. The band went into the studio and recorded a set of songs which were released on two 7"'s and various compilations. Their first 7" "I don't scare easily but..." was released on the French label Urban Alert rec. and had a second pressing on Nabate/Mother Peace rec. A split 7" with RMR from Japan called "Severe Existence" was Hiatus' second 7" and was released on the Japanese label MCR Co. Phil and Raf left and some new members joined: Azill on guitars and vocals and for a short time Vrokker and Leffe from [[Chronic Disease (band)Chronic Disease]]. During August 91 Hiatus toured the U.S.A and Canada with [[The Wurst]] from Rhode Island and played with bands like [[Rorschach (band)Rorschach]], and [[Born Against]]. In November 1991 they recorded another studio session. From this recording the "Way Of Doom" 7" and Hiatus/Embittered 7" were released in 1992. In February 1992 Hiatus toured Europe with No Security from Sweden, also in 1992 they toured the UK with [[Mushroom Attack]] from Holland. In 1993 their "From Resignation ... To Revolt" LP was released on [[Sound Pollution]]. Hiatus also toured Europe and Eastern Europe that year. Among others, there were four dates in Sweden, booked by the band [[Viktors Haufnarren]] and [[Resistance Productions]]. The four France dates ere booked by [[Six feet Over]], [[Ultimate Disorder]], [[Catalogue Du Grand Nord]] and [[Maloka collective]]. In early August they made a five dates tour in Spain with the band [[Six Feet Over]]. The tour was booked by a member of the Spanish band [[Positi Caustico]]. The 15th of August in the "Festes Alternatives a Gracia" in Barna date was a huge success, with thousands of punks and anarchists. Hiatus played there with the band [[Speereth]]. The last date in the tour was in Luxemburg, toured by Diff ([[No More]] and [[Subway Arts]]). In early '94 the Doom/Hiatus 7" was released. In February 1995 they recorded their "El sueno de la razon produce monstruos" LP. In June '95 they toured the USA and Canada again. A self titled mini LP was released on Skuld Releases/[[Profane Existence]] in 1996, the songs on it showed a big progression from their earlier releases with elements of modern [[hardcore punkhardcore]] being added to their [[crustpunk]] sound. Azill and Willy from Hiatus also play in [[Unhinged]] who have a 7" and LP out on [[Nabate]]. (myspace)

Track List:
"I Don't Scare Easy..."debut 7", split w/RMR & "Walk Across America" comp track
1. Confusion Inside My Head

2. P.S.A.
3. Bob/Inside Death

4. Nuclear World
5. No Answers To Lead Me
6. A Day
7. Show Of Pain

8. No Religion, No Cult, No Sect
9. No Use

10. War Is Obscene
"Son Of A Bleuuuargh 2" comp track11. You Really Make Me Sick
Live in Ottawa, 199112. Black Screen
ALF Benefit comp track13. Disastrous Luxury Results
Live in Liege, Belgium, 199014. Victims Of Life
"Way Of Doom" 7" & split w/Embittered
15. Entombed Universe
16. Devastation Of Life
17. No Religion pt.2
18. Inertia

19. Freedom Conquest
20. Believer Consciousness
21. Bloodsports
"Revive Us Again" 7"
22. Have A Free Lifesplit 7" w/Subcaos
23. Way Of Doom
24. Purulent Stench Of War
"In My Mind" demo, 1990
25. Equality - Conception Of Life
26. Inside Death
Live DIY K-BAAL Fest. 1994
27. Disarm the Bastards
28. Bloodshot
split w/Doom29. Relief TV (Doom)
Live track, split w/ Fleas & Lice
30. Mindless Fucked Up Movement

This killer disc came out on Ataque Sonoro, a label from Portugal. I always dug the sound that Hiatus created. I caught wind of these Belgian ragers from my friend Joe, by being a regular at his record store. He would always have the turntable blasting, usually new slabs that he had just got in before they made their way into the bins and into his collection.
One day back in '91 I stopped in to see what was new and he was blasting the "Way Of Doom" ep that he had just got in from Profane Existence, a label and zine that he stocked regularly. I immediately asked who was playing on the turntable, he told me and showed me the little stack of copies he had just unpacked and I purchased a couple of copies and was hooked.
This disc is comprised from the bands works between 1990 - 1994. What you get is demo's, live tracks, comp tracks, ep's & split ep's. Missing material in the bands catalog is "The Frightening Men Story" demo(1989), "From Resignation..To Revolt"Lp(1993), "El Sueno De La Razon Produce Monstruos"Lp (1995), Hiatus MLP(1996). Here's their page so go pay them a visit. Enjoy!
No Religion, No Cult, No Sect

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