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More on this concert: 92-06-13 Resist – U.F.D. – Zero Positives – Hiatus (Bel)

Here’s a bunch of photographs taken and donated by Kelly Halliburton (‘Resist’ bassist):

‘Hiatus’; alternative line-up with Phill ‘Kill’ on bass


L => R: Azill ‘Hiatus’, Chris Eagan, Chris Eagan’s girlfriend & Bruno Vandevyvere

L => R: some Canadian guy, Ty Smith [R.I.P.] (‘Resist’ drummer), Chris Rainier (a friend from Paris), Chris Eagan’s girlfriend, Chris Eagan & Bruno Vandevyvere

Chris Eagan; Desperate Attempt recs (Louisville, Kentucky)

Vort’n Vis courtyard with Roi (‘U.F.D.’ bassist) saying cheers, and (sitting down) closest to camera: Peter, (‘U.F.D.’ driver), Arno (‘U.F.D.’ guitarist) and Mark Landers (‘Resist’ roadie)


95-04-28 Stack & Seein'Red - drawing

First evening of the ‘Ceaseless Suffocation’ festival – no idea why Bruno made up this name – which was first intended as a one-day-er… This Friday evening in the pub was kind of a ‘preparation’ for the next day

Lots of bands had been announced in previous newsletters: ‘Propagandhi’ (Can), ‘U.F.D.’ (Ger), ‘Los Sommros’ (Cze), ‘Porcos Sujos’ (Por), ‘Zemezluc’ (Cze), ‘Acme’ … No idea what kept them away…


‘Acme’ definitely didn’t play this one….

Bart Jansen, ‘Deconsume’ guitarist

We didn’t play that gig…it was planned, but did not realize.

‘Soty’, ‘Zemezluc’s bassist/vocalist

‘Stack’ (from Ludwigshafen/Kaiserslautern) was formed Dec 1993 when Corey and Bernd (a couple a that time) wanted to do something different from ‘Abolition’ (92-09-06) music-wise. The line-up here was: Bernd Bohrmann (screams), Ralf ‘Flowerviolence’ Bock (drums), Chris(tophe) Klimmer (guitar; ex ‘Nyctophobic’), Marcel ‘Croissant’ Hanneman (guitar) and Corey von Villiez (bass; replaced by a guy for 5 months, a bit later by Michael ‘Bpunk’ Bergweiler). In May ’94 they recorded a demo (white box with a red dot on the back – a ‘slight’ hint to their love for Jap-thrash). For those who don’t have the tape, check it out. Their music would be described as power-violence. From the review of this in my zine Tilt! #8 “Once in a while a person needs a brutalisation of the senses like this, to be able to feel human.”; the conclusion: “Essential material!”. A bit after this gig they did recordings for the split-7”s with ‘Seein’Red’ (called Backbone) and ‘Capitalist Casualties’ ‎(both on Equality recs, Corey & Bernd’s label). After the recording of this Corey left the band (which was in the Summer of ‘95) …

Apparently they played the next day => 95-04-29 photos ‘Ceaseless Suffocation’ festival

95-04-28 Stack & Seein'Red - photo

‘Seein’Red’ was on the We’re Punks Not Crusties tour together with ‘Stack’ (see pic that was on the split-7”). We’d seen the ‘brothers’ at various places but as far as I can remember this was only their 2nd passage in the V.V. Off course everyone knows their vast discography but just to give an indication; they had just recorded for the Trefwoord Punk 7” (with the Dutch lyrics) and Wicked Witch recs put out the More Of The Same 7” that was recorded late ’94… Sascha May (Evilspeak zine) recorded their set here and put the tape out under the name Punk Is Verzet.

95-04-28 Seein'Red Paul & Jos (by Marianne Waaijer)95-04-28 Seein'Red Jos' (by Marianne Waaijer)95-04-28 Seein'Red Jos (by Marianne Waaijer)95-04-28 Seein'Red Olav (by Marianne Waaijer)‘Seein’Red’ (Jos – bass & vocals / Olav – drums / Paul – guitar & vocals); pics taken by Marianne Waaijer

‘Gluebag’ (Liège) had played here already on 95-02-11. It was a ‘project that Phil, Willy and Jonas (who were or had been in ‘Hiatus’) did: playing punk à la ‘Disorder’… But it didn’t last very long… Wills had joined ‘Unhinged’ in the mean time, Jonas spent time with his mates of the Groninger squat-scene and Phil… Well don’t know what he was up to ;-)

I’ve no recollections of this gig myself. I used to work weekend-/night-shifts in a hospital during that period: perhaps I wasn’t even there…


I found the master-tape of the ‘Seein’Red’ concert at the V.V. from 1995 (which Gregor [Kanitz] and me later put out as a benefit-tape)…

Sascha May (Evlispeak zine)


‘Zemezluc’ (from the Brno area) played tuneful hardcore/ punk. They have a immense discography and the line-up changed quite a few times. At that time were (I think) ‘Soty’ Pavel Zachoval (bass/vocals), ‘Ruda’ Rudolf Pospíšil (drums) and ‘Eda’ Karel Florián (guitar/vocals). Most of their tapes/records are self-released. Since ’97 Pavel Friml released their material on his label Papagájuv Hlasatel recs ( Apparently the bands still plays (…

‘Propagandhi’ had already been announced 95-03-05. I explained why they didn’t tour…

‘U.F.D.’ did a gig at the V.V. on 92-06-13

‘Acme’ had been here probably on 94-04-09. They’d probably split up by then – see ‘Acme’ interview in Tilt! #8.

‘Los Sommros’ was an anarchist HC-punk band from Brno, Czechoslovakia.

‘Porcos Sujos’ (“Dirty Pigs”; orginially ‘PSP’ or ‘Porcos Sujos Punk’), from Portugal, arose after the split of ‘Subcaos’. They were said to be influenced by Scandinavian HC.



 excerpts from the V.V. guestbook:

VV 95-04-28 - (book B) Stack & Seein'Red

VV 95-04-28 - (book B) GluebagVV 95-04-28 - (book B) Gluebag'

VV 95-04-28 - (book B) visiterYannick ‘Pikpik’?

additions wellcome!…

I arranged 3 shows (unfortunately the 3rd got cancelled, as did the UK shows) for ‘Resist’ (from Portland, Oregon) & ‘U.F.D.’ (‘Uncounted Faces of Death’, Ger) (a tour organised by Ueli Schill of Romp Productions in Luzern, Switzerland).

‘Resist’ (political HC/ anarchopunk) – on this tour – were Kelly Halliburton (bass), Tony Mengis (vocals), Ty Smith (drums; R.I.P.) and Ward Young (guitar). ‘Resist’ only played about 20 minutes here since Kelly had hurt his hand…

‘U.F.D.’ were a political hardcore band from the Metzgerstrasse-squat scene in Hanau. Their lyrics were in German. Although I think you could call their music metal-influenced, the band themselves labeled it “Psycore” (from ‘psychedelic’?). The band consisted of Norman Schlimmer (vocals), Arno Hartmann (guitar), Robert ‘Roi’ Wellershoff (bass) & Jeff Howard (drums). I think it’s also worthwhile to state that they produced great, elaborated artwork…

The French ‘Pilgrims’ were apparently a straight-edge band… Can’t remember anything about them. I was told the guy singing for them (Ian) used to be in the Paris punk band ‘Flitox’ (he also ran Jungle Hop recs) and they did a ‘Bad Brains’ cover…

This was the 2nd passage of my mate Dirk ‘Scum’ and his ‘Zero Positives’ at the V.V. (They’d also played in Poperinge)… [See: 23 feb ’91]


‘U.F.D.’ played a long set. Indeed: heavy and rather technical metal! I think that was a joke by Lord Moloch about the ‘Pilgrims’ being straight-edge. They were anything but… as far as I can remember. I organised (a part of) the European tour for the ‘Pilgrims’ at that time. I also drove for them…

Dirk ‘Scum’, ‘Zero Positives’ vocalist

The Ieper days were special to me, as was that whole time-period in the early and mid-90’s when I was first touring over there a lot.

Kelly Halliburton (also in ‘Cluster Bomb Unit’, ‘Defiance’, ‘Masskontrol’, ‘Detestation’, etc.)

It’s been 20 years and all I remember from then really is stealing wine with those guys from ‘Hiatus’ after I had already passed out once that day and drinking ’till the sun came up and passing out on top of the tour-van. Not very productive or political that day but damn it was fun!

Tony Mengis, ‘Resist’ vocalist

I don’t remember much of these shows because to the heavy use of some substances. We played 30 shows in 5 weeks so memories kinda blur. Our set was about 1 hour long as it usually was and that we called our music’s term ‘psycore’ was derived from ‘psycho’ not ‘psychedelic’. All in all our stay in Belgium was good in my recollection, it was the only time in my life I visited that country and sadly we didn’t have time to see much of it.

If someone remembers us and is interested in listening to our music (again): you can find some of it on youtube and everything is available to download freely [Brob: links in Norman’s comment].

Thanx to Brob for making it possible for us to play Belgium!

Norman, singer for ‘U.F.D.’

‘Resist’ photgraphed by Karl Penando:

‘Resist’ photgraphed by Eric ‘React’ W.:

‘Resist’ (Kelly-Ward-Ty-Tony) on tour (somewhere where there’s mountains; source unknown):

‘Resist’ & ‘U.F.D.’ (source unknown):

pictures of ‘U.F.D.’ (by Eric ‘React’):

pictures of ‘Zero Positives’ (by Eric ‘React’) * guitarists Bart & Maarten, drummer Borre, ‘Scum’ the skirt & bassist Kris:

The night before ‘Resist’ played at La Zone in Liège. They spend a heavy drinking night in my flat above the venue. Kelly broke his hand… They asked us to join them to Ieper the day after. I puked in their van… We played a set at the V.V. That must’ve been the day when the SxE HC kids grabbed me off the stage and held me up during one song [Brob: see pics that Willy provided below.]. Scary. “Cheers for the flight!”, I said. ‘U.F.D.’ had a little quarrel with Phil [‘Hiatus’ guitarist], who used their amp without asking before.

Willy ‘Hiatus’

I visited that one. My girlfriend (who’s now my wife) & I were traveling Europe, staying with Willis Nollomont (from ‘Hiatus’) & his girlfriend Isabelle in Liège at the time. I used to run Desperate Attempt recs (89-97); we put out the ‘Hiatus’/’Embittered’ split-7″…

Christopher R. Eagan; Louisville, Kentucky

see also ===> 92-06-13 Kelly ‘Resist’s extra photos

excerpts from the V.V. guestbook:

additions wellcome!…