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Year End 2012

Music: Pass The Mic: Record Labels and Artists on 2012

Ben Crew (vocals) In Defence

What is your name and band/label/etc?

My name is BEN CREW. I'm the vocalist for IN DEFENCE and work at PROFANE EXISTENCE RECORDS.

What are your top five albums that were released in 2012? (In order 1-5)

To answer this question honestly I haven't had a top anything list since 1986. Seriously fuck new music. I'm old school and I need to protect my reputation as a jaded curmudgeon. But that said I really like everything that PROFANE EXISTENCE RECORDS put out this year...and they didn't just hand me an envelope filled with cash. Or did they? Who cares. Fuck you I'm punk!

  1. DEVIATED INSTINCT - Liberty Crawls LP
  2. WAR//PLAGUE - On A Darker Dawn LP
  3. OILTANKER / NO TOMORROW split LP
  4. WARTORN - Aftermath Of A Severed World LP
  5. THE SHAME - The World Is Ours 7"
What band did you discover in 2012 (can be a brand new band or an older band) that had an impact on your life? What made them significant?

I'll remember 2012 as the year I discovered our lord and savior Jesus Christ. Without him we are nothing but through him we can move mountains. Think about it! Also there is a band from Minneapolis called BRAIN TUMORS. They are the saviors of all things punk and the best part is they don't give a shit. Look em' up. Maybe they'll put something out on Profane. We'll see.

How will you remember 2012? (In terms of music)

This is the year IN DEFENCE still didn't make it big. I figure we'd be playing stadiums by now but we're still playing basements for spare change and broken cigarettes. Some things never change.

What can we look forward to from you in 2013?

PROFANE EXISTENCE is going to release one new 7" each month this year... on various limited edition colored vinyl. The singer from HARD SKIN already signed up to get one of each and you should too. Oi! IN DEFENCE is flying out to Hollywood to play a show with the CRO-MAGS. Maybe I'll get stabbed or maybe we'll get discovered and be in movies who knows. Also I take back that thing about getting stabbed.

What records are you looking forward to most in 2013?

Aside from IN DEFENCE making it big I'm stoked for that PE Limited Edition Singles Series. There are gonna be some real gems in there...on some awesome colors.

Fundraising sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have made a strong impact on the ability of artists to release music. Do you think this approach is a trend, or will it continue to shape how artists produce their material?

This is a thing?? I want that!

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  1. Aidan Baker - Nadja
  2. Alan (drums) - Nephelium
  3. Alex "Shmalex" Dontré (drums) - Psychostick
  4. Amos Pitsch (guitar/vocals) - Tenement
  5. André Foisy - Locrian, Kwaidan, Eolomea
  6. Andreas Weiss (vocals) - The Rabid Whole
  7. Andrew Gomez IV (owner) - Glory Kid Limited
  8. Andrew Nolan - Column of Heaven, Pick Your Side
  9. Andy Nelson (bass) - Paint It Black, Ceremony
  10. Anthony Anzaldo (guitar) - Ceremony
  11. Aslan Freeman (vocals/guitar) - Unifier / Future Ghosts)
  12. Ben Crew (vocals) - In Defence
  13. Ben Hendricks (vocals) - Annabel
  14. BJ Rochinich - Ancient Shores, A389
  15. Brent Eyestone - Magic Bullet Records, Highness, Bleach Everything
  16. Bubby Hussy (guitar/vocals) - The Hussy, Kind Turkey Records
  17. Casey Ory (drums) - Titans Eve
  18. Chris Mason (owner) - Dirt Cult Records, Low Culture
  19. Cory von Bohlen (owner) - Halo of Flies / Protestant
  20. Daryl Gussin - Razorcake, God Equals Genocide, Margin Mouth
  21. Dave Drobach (bass) - Grabass Charlestons
  22. Davey Quinn (guitar/vocals) - Tiltwheel, Too Many Daves, Dan Padilla, International Dipshit
  23. Denver Whipple (bass) - Edge of Attack, Spread the Metal Records
  24. Dimitri Gervais & Mathieu St-Amour - Chariots of the Gods
  25. Domenic Romeo (owner) - A389 Recordings
  26. Eddie Gobbo (vocals) - Jar'd Loose
  27. Frank Turner
  28. Franz Nicolay
  29. Gil Markle (producer)
  30. Graham Scala (guitar) - Highness, Bleach Everything
  31. J. Wang (Owner) - Fast Crowd Records, Dan Padilla
  32. Jacob Lentner
  33. Jake Lang - Sweet Weapons
  34. Jay Cross (drums) - Mortor, Accursed Spawn
  35. Jennifer Shagawat (drums) - Shellshag, Starcleaner Records
  36. Jihad M. Rabah (Owner) - Twelve Gauge Records
  37. Jim Blaha (guitar/vocals) - The Blind Shake
  38. Joe Mullen (drums) - Odium
  39. Joesph Steinhardt (owner) - Don Giovanni Records
  40. John Cate (singer/songwriter)
  41. Jonathan McMaster (bass) - Stickup Kid
  42. Jordan Baker - Pastepunk
  43. Joseph D. Rowland (bass) - Pallbearer
  44. Josh Lyford (vocals) - Foxfires
  45. Kathleen Stubelek (bass) - Circle Takes the Square
  46. Kevin Gan Yuen (guitar) - Sutekh Hexen
  47. Mars - Project Mars
  48. Matt Copeland (drums) - Adrenechrome
  49. Matt Fox - Shai Hulud
  50. Matthew Donlon (guitar) - Lunaire
  51. Matthew Wade (singer/songwriter) - My Silent Bravery
  52. Matty J ("bass moose") - Psychostick
  53. Michael Phillips (owner) - Escapist Records
  54. Miguel Chen (bass) - Teenage Bottlerocket
  55. Mike Browne (vocals) - Son of Man
  56. Mike Cheese - Gehenna
  57. Mike Park (owner) - Asian Man Records
  58. Mike Riley - Firestarter Records, Toxic Pop Records, Paper Dragons
  59. Nick 13 - Tiger Army
  60. Nick Harris (guitar) - Luther
  61. Pat Kennedy (guitar/vocals) - Light Years
  62. R. Loren (owner) - Handmade Birds/Pyramids
  63. Rennie Resmini (vocals) - Starkweather
  64. Roo Pescod (guitar/vocals) - Bangers
  65. Ryan Bram (guitar) - Territory
  66. Sam Russo
  67. Seth Gile (vocals/guitar) - Arms Aloft
  68. Steve (guitar) - Valerian Swing
  69. Steven Hess - Locrian
  70. Steven Williams (owner) - Init Records
  71. T (vocals) - StIth Panzer
  72. Terence - Locrian / Land of Decay
  73. Tobias Jeg (owner) - Red Scare Industries
  74. Wes (drums) - Comadre

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