Despite an announcement by the Hammerskins to the contrary, Nic Miller’s Beard reports that the Blood Red Eagle gig went ahead at the Satan’s Slaves clubhaus in Luxford Street, Berhampore (a suburb of Wellington) on the weekend, although to a fairly small crowd (approximately 40–50). This, it should be noted, is in contrast to the last such gig jointly organised by the Hammerskins, Satan’s Slaves and Blood & Honour New Zealand in Wellington in 2005, which also featured bad metal — in the shape of Melbourne-based Death’s Head — but which apparently attracted quite a few more losers. (And speaking of losers, Death’s Head’s former, US-based label Panzerfaust Records collapsed the same year they toured Wellington when one of its founders, Anthony Pierpont, was busted for drugs, and subsequently revealed as having a non-white, Mexican parent.) Oddly enough, while congratulating the Hammers for inviting Douglas Schott‘s band to perform in Wellington, in reference to the Slaves, a punter on Stormfront asks “What are the Hammers doing associating with that bunch of drug-dealing rapist nigger bikers? Sort of goes against the Hammer Code as far as I can see.”
Which isn’t very nice.
Neither is telling lies, which is what Gospel of the Horns appear to have been doing regarding their history and politics — which duplicity makes sense, given their recent (April 4) album launch @ The Tote.