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BEHIND ENEMY LINES
Band: Bill Chamberlain (guitar, vocals); "Metal" Mary Bielich (bass, vocals); Dave Trenga (vocals); Matt Garabedian (drums, vocals); Matt Tuite (guitar, vocals).
Formed: In late 2000 with former members of Aus Rotten (Trenga and Garabedian), Devastation and React.
Sound: Essential crust punk -- anarcho-punk with metallic edge.
They listen to: Conflict, Crass, Icons of Filth, Discharge and Motorhead.
Latest salvo: "One Nation Under the Iron Fist of God" is another blast of politically enraged punk on Profane Existence in the vein of past releases "Know Your Enemy" (2002) and "The Global Cannibal" (2003). It comes with a 64-page booklet of lyrics, posters and political artwork.
Subject matter: According to the band, the record is "fueled by their utter contempt for today's rotting political infrastructure and the ill-gotten spoils of war at the expense of humanity." "One Nation" deals with such subjects as Katrina ("Flooded"), Abu Ghraib ("American Rape Rooms") and the world in crisis ("Third World Blood)."
Release show: With Thought Crime (New York), Plastered Bastards and Blood Vessels to Wires at 7 p.m. Saturday at The Garage Door (former Oakland Cafe) in Oakland. $6. Call 412-683-0488.
More info and sounds: www.myspace.com/behindenemylines.
First Published February 1, 2007 12:00 am