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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

QUESTION YOUR MOTIVES!



Sam Biles is another name very well known in 'the scene' - infact his name has been sewn together, but never torn apart from it. Yup, another horrible pun, infact some folks often think Sam's name is a stage name, but that's not the case.



Dressed To Kill: HIDEOUS MANGLEUS, the family 'blemish' which is seen here attending Sam's brother's wedding May 27 2000. Photo courtesy Sam Biles.

What's also the case is that Sam's been involved with some VERY unorthodox sounding bands during his tenure with extreme music. And he's contributed to our limited DIY book in a superb way to bring us some favourite stories of the old days whilst in HIDEOUS MANGLEUS.


Original HM demo courtesy DAMAGING NOISE BLOGSPOT

Below: Original demo tape cover scan (by Brian Pattison)


The band that kills together, showers together? Photo courtesy Sam Biles.


We had Sam and Hideous in mind because of their stance within the music fraternity as being 'extreme' - a band that's fans are bands for the most part - if that makes sence. The music is unlike anything really that was being done back during the embryonic years.


The INFAMOUS graveyard poster 1989 courtesy Sam Biles

Championing this band for all intent and purpose, single handedly, Sam witnessed HM folding inwards, and the vast majority of extreme music fans did not get to hear the material unless firmly entrenched in the trading underworld (yes, BEFORE the advent of the PC and Soulseek), or had access to record stores that were willing to do consignment or work with small DIY distributors.


'All Your Friends Are Dead' CD issue front, courtesy Ecocentric Records

We have ECOCENTRIC RECORDS to thank for investing money into the 'All Your Friends Are Dead' CD which can be ordered right from this link:

ECOCENTRIC RECORDS

'All Your Friends Are Dead' CD issue back, courtesy Ecocentric records
A rerelease is possibly on the horizon - so watch this blog and those listed at the end here for news updates on the when and where.


For the underground, a well known and reverred release!
photo: Brian Pattison


Thrash Records paving the way!
photo: Brian Pattison


Back cover photo Brian Pattison


Insert lyric sheet photo Brian Pattison
(all photos with respect to Thrash Records)

Those of you lucky enough to have seen the HM tribute band MUTATED (featuring Sam) saw what was the closest thing anyone will probably EVER witness to an actual HM renunion as you could get, all things considered.


SOME WORDS FROM SAM:

Hideous Mangleus (orig, line up) did practice in 2000 and 2001 a couple times, and some songs were written (maybe 3/4), if and when I do the "new" Hideous Mangleus album (most likely with other people unless something magical happens),these tracks, as well as tracks going bacl to pre-Hideous '87 will be included.


Hideous was active from like '87-'88 (pre-Hideous - D.B.K. and Idiocy)


Then formed in '89 ...was VERY active from inception till about '92


Maybe did some stuff in '93... but kind of went into coma till '95 when got back together to do the Ecocentric "...Friends..." CD


Played maybe a show or two in '96


But basically disbanded in '96/'97


Then got together in 2000 and 2001 a couple times


Then we were going to get back together in '04; but they decided instead to form Morgue Mart... So I told them I would carry on the Hideous name since they had abandoned it.


In '04, I did audition 2 guys for Hideous, but this process broke down within a month. Only a few demo ideas were recorded of songs written by me. We never played live, or recorded anything in the studio.


Which reminds me, one of the things that pisses me of is that if you go to these various "Metal Archive" sites, you would think there were twenty people in Hideous Mangleus when realistically there have only been 6.


Those 6 are, the two kinda "embryo Hideous" guys Brad Lancaster and Tommy Jenkins. - But, Brad was only in band for a few weeks and left due to other concerns. And Tommy left after a few months because he wanted to play like "punky" kinda stuff. ...So we "traded" him with local band "Flagrant Violation" for Joel's brother Curt.


The other four, and realistically, the only members that count for anything substantial with Hideous are me, Feev, Joel and Curt.


The Unearthing Poster courtesy of Sam Biles


Now again, on these Metal archive sites, you will read of people like Jim Sadist from Nunslaughter, and Eric Watson of Bathym being in Hideous... And while it is true that both these fine gentlemen have offered their services to me for recording the new Hideous stuff, we never got together on this... So it was more of a mutual idea than a reality.


Now, in the future, I'd be proud to work with people like Jim from NunSlaughter, and Eric from Bathym; but at this point there is nothing planned for us to work together.


If I record the new Hideous without the old members; it is only done out of necessity, there is nothing definite regarding this recording at this time; maybe later in the year I can start to get something moving with this. - There are quite a few unrecorded songs, so no matter what the material will be genuine Hideous material.

GOBLIN - BLUNT MUSIC!

Goblin 'bootleg' cover courtesy Sam Biles

Taking this penchant for the quirky and odd, in all forms, Sam then combined forces with Gary to form the ultra-heavy GOBLIN which is almost the ruder, cruder, bastard step-brother of Hideous. Throw in mutual PAINEATER worship and you might get an inkling of what the hell is being created here. The musical expression is something pretty much impossible to really use words to convey - so we merely urge you to chase this release down and buy it while there are still copies floating around.

'Sewn Together, Torn Apart' courtesy Sam Biles

Strap the guitar back on Gary! photo courtesy Sam Biles

One of the ultra-rare GOBLIN group photos (Gary on Left - Sam on Right) courtesy Sam Biles

Yet again Ecocentric answered the call, and you will do well to follow this link:
 
 
NOT SOME PUSSY RAP BAND PUSHED IN YOUR FACE BY SNOOP DIDDLY DADDY PUFFY G DUMBASS BY A MEGALITHIC CORPORATE VAMPIRE, HELL BENT ON YOUR DESTRUCTION!

OR: 'NO (C)RAP IN WEBSTER HOLLOW.


In the rehearsal stage now is relatively new Biles concocted EXECUTION STYLE, which may be on hiatus for considerable time due to one of the other members becoming a father (and any of you that share this new station in life understand it's never the same again, so bands and other creative outlets struggle even harder to be expressed).


Yeah, so you STILL wanna go to Swiss Miss with this kind of clientel lurking around?
Photo courtesy Sam Biles, during the GOBLIN era, here sighted and captured on celluloid in Alameda California


Only time will tell what eventuates with this band, and for now we have only what is on offer through Ecocentric to draw on. So please do investigate that label, and all the urls we've listed below, to get a full ghastly picture of what GT considers some of the unsung heroes of the old pioneering era.

Right out of left field and straight out of the what we are labelled today: the OLD FUCKING SCHOOL!
Sam and friends some of which constitute EXECUTION STYLE:
Mike Pellegrini (ES bass) - Sam Biles (ES vokills) - Steve Eggs (friend) - Tim Mohr (friend)
Taken when ES played NJDF as 'Mutated' - the HM tribute band.

GT thanks again heartily, Sam Biles, for adding his own brand of candor to our family photo album: Glorious Times.

We'll end this here by quoting Sam himself:

"Well, the book came out great! I really am honored to be a part of this archive of possibly the best period in musical history; it is a very nice presentation, and I think it will be cherished not only by those in it, but all who get a chance to see it; because it really captures that era in a very cool way..."

The culprit with GT!!!

HIDEOUSLY LINKED:


This is updated the most on all things Hideous



and third time's a charm....
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1 comment:

Jorge Andrés Trejos said...

Awesome stuff man i heard of HIDEOUS MANGLEUS THEY GRIND!!!!! you really own weird stuff.