Monday, 5 November 2007

Life Cycle - Myth & Ritual ep 1988

I know fuck all about this band from Wales except they rule. They would be the closest band to replicate Celtic Frost, it's amazing. Sure they have got the Anarcho Punk influences and were around with other notable Welsh bands like Shrapnel and Classified Protest. This is just a gem of a record that I have owned since it came out. They also put out a 12" called "The Weight Of Tradition" which I'll rip and upload as well.

01 - Indifference
02 - Face To The Ground
03 - Piece Of Meat












Mad World Records.

17 comments:

winston said...

I SAW THESE A FEW TIMES YER IN NEWPORT in the late 80,s WITH BOTH BANDS YOU MENTIONED,ALL GREAT BANDS.
IF MY MEMORIE SERVES ME RIGHT THEY WERE FROM NEATH,just outside of swansea

STiG(NZ) said...

Lucky you Winston. One problem with living at the arse end of the world is we very seldom get to see oversea's punk bands. Life Cycle are great, so are Shrapnel and Rectify. I'll post some more of this stuff soon.

Sean said...

WHAT A FUCKING AMAZING BAND!!! FUCK!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

hey stig you want to swap countrys!
pig ex rectify/classified protest,new band(this system kills)just finished recording for there new record out in the new year.also got a split cd with french band the victims..
great laugh live too,check there myspace page
winston

STiG(NZ) said...

Hahaha Winston, NZ is a long way away but it's not a bad place to live. Good to see Pig still going hard new stuff sounds good. I'll post their "20th Century ep" at some stage.

John Liedown said...

Good band Life Cycle. From Bridgend home of the Partisans. I've posted a fair bit of Rectify stuff at mine. Plus a This System Kills vid from the Lost Cherees gig a while back. I'm working on a live shrapnel post as well. running riot posted the last 2 Classified Protest demos a couple of weeks ago beat me to that one though I may still post the first one at some point. Nice section on the welsh scene in Mr Glasper's 'The Day The Country Died' Nods for The Secluded, Reality Attack & Impact in particular.
Cheers for this. Stig. We've got more sheep than you!

STiG(NZ) said...

Hey John, yeah Ian's Book is a great resourse and my favorite period of Punk's history. I used to be in contact with Joy from Crass constantly and used to buy all my records direct from her so my Crass/Corpus Christi collection is quite complete. I'll take a gander at your blog for the Rectify stuff, cheers. I've got the Shrapnel/Toxik Ephex split ripped and ready to go, such a good ep. I remember owning a Reality Control/Blood Robots flexi at some stage...
More sheep than New Zealand? I suppose you are used to the sheep shagger jokes then? :D

James said...

Thanks for the post! Never heard of these guys before... too bad for me!

Anonymous said...

Wow, an unholy blend of Hellhammer and Deviated Instinct with a kinda latter day peace punk influence. This record is fantastic! I just listened to it like 4 times in a row. Thank you! I'll be looking forward to the 12".

MARCELO said...

I love Celtic Frost and HC, so this band is amazing to me because their mix of CF and HC.
I've found an interview with them in the Artcore zine #06. You can read it here: http://punksishippies.blogspot.com/2007/10/artcore6.html

a.l said...

I was looking for more info on this band (seeing as I'm trying to sell this e.p) if anyone has any more info like pressings and how much it goes for or are interested in buying e-mail me at aluna13@avc.edu

thanks

Anonymous said...

Great upload. Would love to hear the 12".

rayss said...

thanks

Welsh hadcore said...

The band had a communal house ( council) in Bridgend Wales, three members,brother n sister Mari and Chris Sheard ,vocals/bass n drums and guitar playing by Neil Morgan, the ep was recorded/ mixed in a damp basement in an hour (because it was £45 an hour and only one giro came that day so they could buy Booz crisps and a snare skin) the art work, packing and distro (thanks for soaping the stamps) all done by the band and Lee (mad world) and went into a second run of 2000, sold at gigs and a few independents, yep musically there was a Frost influence also Every thing we liked from The Mob to Black flag to Slayer. lyrically Marie went down the 1980's feminist/ world dying from consumerisum! path. After playing a hundred benefit/ squat gigs broke up at the advent of the rave sceen and E. The second recording-12" musically!!! Had a Prong thing going down and was under rehearsed/rushed and recorded speed fuelled and lots of arguments, but the cover art work redeems it. Marie now follow's her Art background dreams- Neil happy drinking in London, Chris ?

Axis of Dub said...

Chris is living in Cardiff, Marie is a teacher near Cardiff and as for Neil i don't know where he is. The house wasn't actually a commune but the Sheard family home which Marie bought from the council (under the old right to buy scheme)some time after their mother passed away. Marie and Neil were girlfriend/boyfriend until about 93ish. as for the celtic frost thing, one of chris' heros was Tom G warrior. Marie is responsible for the bands artwork. They played gigs all over the place, including italy, germany, holland. i seem to remember a group of neo-nazi boneheads trying to disrupt a gig in frankfurt.... bad move..... the bonehead leader was dragged on stage by Neil and beaten while Chris and Marie continued playing. i grew up with chris, went to school with him and shared a house with him for years until i left bridgend and i'm pretty sure chris is up for you posting the tracks on your site...... but i'm even more sure that he would appreciate it if you sent him a four pack of strongbow every now and then in lue of royalties and seeing as how he has no job and he's skint ...... again!!!!

Anonymous said...

Would love to get in touch with Marie , used to catch up with her and the boys in gigs at TJ's in Newport as well as other South wales happenings and occasionally in Bristol , last time I saw her was at the Bierkeller in Bristol when NomeansNo played . . . . . forget the year . . . .a long long time ago . . . and haven't seen the Shrapnel boys for about 10 years either , last saw them supporting the Damned in a band called the Duvels . . .

Anonymous said...

The chorus of "Indifference" sounds like it influenced Sepultura's "Roots Bloody Roots".