Have you gone outside lately? If you’re like me who’s outside for an extended period of time, then like me, you’re cursing at the summer heat at this very moment. Yes. I’ve said it. Fck the Heat. The temperature and the team.
As for some Still Ill related news, here’s some tidbits for you:
The FEUD ‘For the Sake of Unity?’ 7″ is being pressed at this moment. Test presses had been approved and the covers are in the printers. Just a matter of time before we get our hands on this bad boy.
The RANDOM VIOLENCE/VALUE LASTS split 7″ material is done. We’ll be sending this to the presses by May. Co-released by some very cool labels. This is something to watch out for if you like hardcore the way we do.
Remember RUSH IxDx? Well, just got word from Dan of Tight End zine that he wants to release the RID demo in cassette format. How cool is that? As far as cassettes go, there are two sides, one side will be the RID demo and the other side will feature a collection of live songs played during the second run of RID’s short lived career.
RV will be heading to the WASFEST to be held at Pagbilao, Quezon on May 10, 2013. Haven’t played Quezon Province for a long time and it’ll be a blast to go out there, play, and hang out at the beach. And oh yeah, heard some wild rumors that a band we haven’t seen in a while will be PLAYing in the said show. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that it will push through!
Oh yeah, we still have that WOLFxDOWN show happening on May 27, 2014. Details and full line-up will be announced within the week so keep checkin!
If you’ve been hanging around the social media lately, then there’s a good chance you might have heard of news and rumors regarding some Still Ill related bands, shows and releases. The past two (2) months had been a blur and we were not able to update this site with more regularity. Our bad.
THE PAST First off, we’d like to thank everyone who showed up at the LEMURIA show last month. Organizing that show was a fun and taxing experience for everyone involved. Big thanks to Egg (Declaration of Purity) for stepping up and helping out. The LEMURIA show was a blast. From the opening acts to the final note that LEMURIA played. All smiles and high fives at the show. The show also turned out to be a tribute of sorts to one of the pillars of Still Ill, past drummer of BYSTORM and the present drummer of VALUE LASTS, Denver Rubis. We still miss you brother.
THE PRESENT Speaking of shows, RANDOM VIOLENCE and VALUE LASTS will be playing later at Bulgogi Garden at Kalayaan Avenue in Quezon City. This is a benefit show for a women’s shelter in celebration of women’s month so you know it’s for a good cause. The organizers will also release a compilation CD from the bands who will play tonight’s show. Pretty diverse line-up. We’ll see you there.
THE NEAR FUTURE And more on shows, we just confirmed that WOLFxDOWN (vegan straightedge hardcore from Germany) will be playing on May 27, 2014 in Manila. This will be a collaborative effort from a lot of people (thanks to social media for the quick response, the internet does have its benefits) and will surely be a lot of fun. Stay tuned for details.
Word has gotten out regarding Still Ill 11 which is a collaboration with Mutilated Noise Records in releasing the FEUD ‘For the Sake of Unity?’ 7” which is a remastered version of the original recordings we did and released via the infamous Take-4 Collective way back in 2001 (time flies!). However, we had to cut a couple of songs so that it will fit into a 7”. The sound quality is wayyy better than the one released thirteen (13) years ago. Available in red, blue and black vinyl. This one had already been sent to the pressing plant so expect this to drop very soon.
Since vinyl is all the rage, the next release for Still Ill will be a split 7” between RANDOM VIOLENCE and VALUE LASTS. Three (3) songs each from these two raging bands. RV had already finalized their recording and VL will be finished in a week’ time so this one will likewise be available very soon. PRAYER OF ENDURANCE from Baguio City is still in the process of putting finishing touches to their full-length CD ‘Reverse of the Reverse’. This is something to watch out for. Bang your f’n head.
That’s it. We hope to make this site into an easier format to upload news. Thanks for reading. Stay tuned.
Still Ill presents the Official Show Poster - LEMURIA @ Black King's Bar, West Avenue, Quezon City. February 13, 2014. Php 300 gets you in. Doors open at 7:30 PM. Show starts at 8:30. Supporting acts include Richard CollierTiger Pussy (from Cebu City!) Value Lasts, Random Violence, Neverdie, GOO and WALK ME HOME! Share! DIY punk rawk is still alive y'all!
Time to welcome the New Year once again. 2013 was an awesome year for Still Ill. We managed to release the long awaited MOVIN’ UP MOVIN’ ON Compilation CD with the help of our awesome friends from Delusion of Terror and Love From Hate records and released a couple of new recordings by THE SKELETON YEARS and VALUE LASTS. RANDOM VIOLENCE, VL together with BYSTORM were able to tour Mindanao. Really awesome times.
To kick things off, we are pleased to announce that the ARMAS NG LIAS ‘Street + Live’ tape is available! The sht’s limited to 100 copies and pressed by National Audio Company from the US on yellow tint tape. Available for only Php 150.00 a pop. Send a message to get a copy. This will run out fast!
We took a down time from organizing shows last year but we’re bringing LEMURIA from the US here on February 13, 2014. Thursday night and a pre-Valentine show. Awesome, right? To back up LEMURIA, RICHARD COLLIER will be making a rare appearance together with TIGER PUSSY from Cebu. Also playing the show will be NEVERDIE, WALK ME HOME, VALUE LASTS, RANDOM VIOLENCE and GOO (who just released a new record!). This is a show you wouldn’t want to miss!
In the pipeline:
RANDOM VIOLENCE and VALUE LASTS will be hitting the studio next month in preparation for their split 7”. We’re still looking for labels to co-release this record so hit us up if you’re interested.
PRAYER OF ENDURANCE are finalizing the rest of their debut full-length. Expect a great record from these guys.
We’re still working on a couple of tapes to be released this year so watch out.
We still have records available at the store. Check it and buy something!
Catch RANDOM VIOLENCE and VALUE LASTS together with some new awesome bands (CROSSED OUT, SOME CAME RUNNING) at IDB Bar in Paranaque City this coming Saturday, December 7, 2013. This is likewise a continuous drive for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda. You know the drill.
Sorry for the lack of posts recently. As you all know, the Philippines was recently hit by Typhoon Haiyan which caused severe devastation in the eastern provinces of the Visayas. Massive relief and rehabilitation efforts are being done to help those who were affected by the typhoon. The hardcore punk community is also doing its share. A lot of benefit gigs are happening all around, from Luzon to Mindanao, so help out in whatever capacity you can.
For some Still Ill updates, Random Violence and Value Lasts will be going to Baras, Rizal later to play a show. Both bands will be recording sometime in December for their upcoming split 7”. A Movin’ Up, Movin On compilation release party will be held at the old Paskuhan Village in San Fernando, Pampanga tonight so if you’re ever in the area, check it out, say hi and make some new friends.
DEAD IN THE DIRT from Atlanta, GA will be playing tomorrow night at BKB, West Avenue, Quezon City. Be sure to be there!
Some more news and releases are in the hot stove right now so keep checkin!