Blood & Honour is an international neo-Nazi network, founded in 1987 in the UK, which promotes fascist ideology through music. Ian Stuart Donaldson, singer of the band Skrewdriver, was the co-founder — along with the gay bonehead Nicky Crane — and its leader until his death in 1993. The network (which is split into two rival factions) organises gigs, sells CDs and other merch, raises funds for the neo-Nazi movement, and engages in other forms of political activism. B&H is proscribed in Germany and Spain, but active in Australia and many other countries.
Blood & Honour took its name from the motto of the Hitler Youth, Blut und Ehre. The code 28 is often used to signify ‘Blood & Honour’ (derived from the second and eighth letters of the Latin alphabet, B and H).
In 1993, B&H Australia was the first franchise to be formed outside of the UK: the person generally blamed for this being Scott McGuinness of now-defunct local band Fortress — Fortress supposedly played their final gig in 2007. This gig was one of the many annual gigs in Melbourne organised by B&H (and boneheads belonging to the Southern Cross Hammerskins) to commemorate the death of Ian Stuart Donaldson. Recent venues have been:
- 2008 : Beaconsfield Hotel, Beaconsfield
2007 : Melbourne Croatia Social Club, Sunshine
2006 : Birmingham Hotel, Fitzroy
2005 : Birmingham Hotel, Fitzroy
2004 : The Jam Tin, Cheltenham
The next B&H/SCHS gig is scheduled to take place in Perth on April 25, when the boneheads will be pissing on the memory of the Australians (and er, New Zealanders) who died fighting their hero Adolf Hitler. Like all other gigs organised by B&H/SCHS, while the date is advertised, the venue is not.
I was at a punk gig last night in Geelong, just checking out the local scene. I met a guy there that calls himself an “Aussie Pride” Skinhead and says he’s a part of Southern Cross Soldiers. His name is Sam, he’d be about 18. I want to suss him out, if he’s any good I’ll try and get a bit of a pro-White scene going on down here properly. I also met a guy, I think his name was Doug? Anyway, I was too pissed to remember exact details but he says he does vocals for Bail Up? If you or any of the other guys know this Sam guy, let me know your thoughts on him. I think he said he has mates that aren’t White, which I’m willing to tolerate, as long as he isn’t red, a druggie or a race-mixer.
He also says Indigenous Hate has pulled out of the ‘Fuck the ANZACs’ gig.
If correct, then the two bands scheduled to perform will be Quick & The Dead from Perth and Ravenous. Ravenous is a local Melbourne band, and closely associated with both Blood & Honour and the Hammerskins. Ravenous (and Deaths Head) member Jesse, a Hammerskin, maintains a channel on YouTube which, in addition to nutzi muzak, features two very brief cartoons featuring the decapitation and shooting of ‘Sheky’ the Jew. The band has also secured the co-operation of MySpace.
- Deaths Head is also notable for having provided local oi! band Bulldog Spirit with a drummer, Joel. Doug, the vocalist for Bulldog Spirit, is a big fan of mine, and it was in this spirit that he published what he claimed (erroneously) to be my work address on an online forum frequented by boneheads.
In addition to Ravenous (and Deaths Head), Jesse is also responsible for recently establishing a neo-Nazi distro called 9% Productions. It flogs muzak and sundry other items. See also : Nazi… sorry I meant… Noble Front (February 11, 2009) | Noble Front vs. ZOG (June 11, 2008) | Neo-Nazism in Germany: Music & Politics (March 5, 2009) | Neo-Nazi Muzak : Denmark, Germany… and Australia (August 29, 2008)