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Cacophony - 2023 Reissue

    Cacophony is the second Rudimentary Peni album. Released after the band returned from their first hiatus following a series of personal events that changed the band forever.

    The thirty track LP keeps turning heads 34 years after its release. Far from writing another “Death Church” the band embarked on a truly bizarre quest. To record an album based on the life and writings of horrors absolute king H.P. Lovecraft. A dense cacophony of total free songwriting. Dark, gothic, intricate, unexpected head-scratching punk. The short bursts of music twist and turn at every corner - the vocals are part classic Blinko and part spoken word, the guitar is full of distorted awkward tones and the every inventive bass and drums are locked together creating a truly unique album.

    Cacophony is the benchmark of outsider Punk and the influence and cult nature of this album grows with every passing year.

    This reissue stays close to the original version, with Nick Blinko’s incredible cover art, including a 11” x 11” 8-page lyric booklet.


    1. Nightgaunts
    2. The Horrors In The Museum
    3. The Only Child
    4. Architectonic And Dominant
    5. The Evil Clergyman
    6. Brown Jenkin
    7. Crazed Couplet
    8. Sarcophagus
    9. Lovecraft Baby
    10. Dream City
    11. C12 H22 O11
    12. Zenophobia
    13. Sunset For The Lords Of Venus
    14. Beyond The Tanarian Hills
    15. Imps Of The Perverse
    16. The Dead Loved
    17. Periwig Power
    18. Kappa Alpha Tau
    19. American Anglophile In The World Turned Upside-Down
    20. Memento Mori
    21. Better Not Born
    22. Arkham Hearse
    23. The Old Man Is Not So Terribly Misanthropic
    24. Gentlemen Prefer Blood
    25. Sonia
    26. The Day The Universe Ceased (March 15th 1937)
    27. The Crime Of The Century
    28. Musick In Diabola
    29. Shard
    29. Black On Gold

    Rudimentary Peni

    Death Church - 2022 Reissue

      "The words legendary, seminal, and classic get thrown around at will these days, but Rudimentary Peni’s debut album is all of them.

      Recorded over two days at Southern Studios by John Loder and originally released in 1983 by CRASS off-shoot label Corpus Christi, “Death Church” showed a band moving away from the urgency of their two early 7”s and into their own realm. Creating a template that bands have been trying to replicate ever since, while ticking all the boxes to become a genre-defining album. Iconic artwork, a unique sound and their own lyrical universe. All merging seamlessly. Sonically the album is full of Nick Blinko’s extraordinary vocals and equally remarkable guitar, Grant Matthews’ big meandering driving basslines and Jon Greville's tight and relentless drum work which together made something intricate and hard hitting, with a sequence that makes the 21 songs on the album flow perfectly. Visually, the album is every outsider art lover’s wet dream.

      A six-panel poster sleeve with every inch covered in Nick Blinko’s claustrophobic black and white line drawings, while lyrically the songs deal with madness, religion, death, and questioning humankind from a dark poetic place rarely found in any art form.

      Remastered from the original master tapes by Arthur Rizk and housed in a replica poster sleeve, including the original insert, “Death Church” is back in print in LP, CD and cassette after nearly a decade of no official reissues."


      1. ¼ Dead
      2. Blissful Myth
      3. The Psycho Squat
      4. Rotten To The Core
      5. Poppycock
      6. Cosmic Hearse
      7. The Cloud Song
      8. Vampire State Building
      9. Blasphemy Squad
      10. When You Are A Martian Church
      11. Pig In A Blanket
      12. Inside
      13. Nothing But A Nightmare
      14. Flesh Crucifix
      15. Slimy Member
      16. Love Is Not
      17. Radio Schizo
      18. Happy Farm
      19. Alice Crucifies The Paedophiles
      20. Army Of Jesus
      21. Dutchmen

      Rudimentary Peni

      Great War

        Recorded several years ago before Rudimentary Peni engaged in another mysterious hiatus, Great War has finally emerged to kiss the gas-tinged light of a mustered morn. Expanding on the skeletal sounds and subject of 2009's “Wilfred Owen” single, the band has seen fit to concentrate on a more mechanized approach doing away with even more of the humanizing aspects in their music this time delivering ten painful familiar shards fraught with brittle anxiety and anguished simplicity. Great War cements new phase in the ever-crawling metamorphic madness that is Rudimentary Peni. The record comes with brand new Nick Blinko Artwork on the sleeve and Inner Sleeve.


        1. Anthem For Doomed Youth
        2. Path Of Glory
        3. Crimson Sun
        4. Mental Cases
        5. Asleep
        6. Blood For Seed
        7. A Soldier’s Dream
        8. Strange Meeting
        9. Witness
        10. The Old Lie

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