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99-07-17 Deformity

Posted: July 21, 2018 in VV 1999
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‘Deformity’ played on one of the fests before this (97-08-17). I found no track of this gig in the V.V. notes but the band mentioned it in their internet-writings of that time… Perhaps it was announced but never happened?

The band played death-core/metal and were from the H8000-area (Menen/Houthulst/Roeselare). They started in the summer of ‘95, with ‘Bolle’ (Dominiek Defrancq, drums), ‘Wulf’ (Kristof Dewulf a.k.a. ‘Christopher D. Wolff’, bass; also sang for ‘Solid’ for a little while), ‘Lookmulle’ Davy Vanlokeren (guitar; also in ‘Regression’, later bass in ‘Spoil Engine’) and ‘Gaze’ Steven Sanders (guitar; later ‘Spoil Engine’). A “power-throat” was found in the person of ‘Becque’ (Laurent Delbecque; later in the blues-band ‘Smoking General’ with Bjorn Lescouhier of ‘Shortsight’ & ‘Regression’). After a few months ‘Becque’ and ‘Lookmulle’ switched places (the latter sang on ‘Misanthrope’ & ‘Murder’…). Around the end of ’96 they recruted Michael (‘Micha Soprano’ Pintelon; also ‘Congress’) as second guitarist because “they sounded a bit too empty for your average metal-outfit”.

Their 1st release was the Beyond live demo (in Dadizele, ‘96; with Dave/y Vanlokeren on guitar and Laurent Delbecque doing vocals). The CD Misanthrope and the split-7” with ‘Congress’ followed (GoodLife ‘97). Recordings for Murder Within Sin were in spring ‘99 and that got released July ‘99 on Next Sentence recs (Charleroi, Bel) and Blasphemour recs (U.S.).

Early 2001, ‘Lookmulle’ left ‘Deformity’ due to throat-problems, with ‘Wulf’ replacing him as main singer. Promo-talk of that era mentions: “Nevertheless, ‘Deformity’ kept on raging and sees this effort paying off in a record deal with ‘Displeased recs’, one of Europe`s largest metal-labels”…

additions wellcome!…

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Workshop ‘Dismantling Patriarchy Using Jedi Mind Tricks’

– ‘Flopi’ (Buenos Aires, Argentina) & Laura Synthesis (London, UK)

‘Flower’ & Laura welcome males, trans, intersex, females and all those who identify with the women’s cause in quest for sex/gender equality to this workshop. We will delve into the Dark Side and beyond in an attempt to deconstruct, resignify and integrate sex/gender. The ultimate aims of the workshop will be experience-sharing, awareness-raising, empowerment, mental enhancement, innermosttransformation and collaborative endeavor so that we can keep on tracing the lines of a future -HERE AND NOW- we are so dearly longing for.

This Vort’n Vis event was for International Women’s Day, and ‘Flopi’, my Argentian friend, and I did a workshop. But I can’t remember anything about it now except that we all sat in a circle on the floor, people made contributions and at the end we did a nice evaluation where people wrote their feedback on bits of paper that were put together to make a flower. I really don’t remember much else of this V.V. event but I think you’re right, that Isabella did an acoustic set. If the programme from the event turns up, I’ll scan it…

Laura W. Synthesis zine and distribution (London); used to put on gigs as the x dot cotton grrrls crew x

At that time I was living in Göttingen [Germany] and would go to Gent [Belgium] on the weekends to visit my friend Bartje Praet [zine-maker]. Not sure how I ended up at the V.V. to be honest… I was 18 at the time. I improvised an accoustic set. There were maybe 15 people there.

Isabella Gargiulo, bassplayer of ‘Dominatrix’ (São Paulo, Brazil)

Maria-Florencia Kais (from Buenos Aires, Argentina) used to be the singer for the all-female Argentinian straight-edge hardcore band ‘Venus GenetriXXX’ (featured on the Emancypunx – Polish label ran by Jenni Ramme – compilation x The Sisterhood x) and is a political activist. She’s also a DJ at Salón Pueyrredón, an anarcho-punk club in Buenos Aires (as DJane Mary Flower).

My friend Laura W. was the editor of the feminist straight-edge zine Synthesis and ran a distro (zines and books) in the second half of the 90s, she was also active in London anarchist women’s collectives and co-ran the London Social Centre Network. Later they did a workshop entitled ‘Dismantling Patriarchy Using Jedi Mind Tricks’, at the Noc Walpurgis Fest in Warsaw (invited by Jenni). The aim of that workshop was to get men thinking and talking about how they are affected negatively by patriarachy.

Brob

excerpts from the V.V. guestbook:

additions wellcome!…