Monday, October 31, 2011

Sweet November.

The birthday days of October are gone but the celebration continues before the close of the month. Had a great time hanging out with the BS/GL crew last weekend, practice, hanging out and just shooting the sht over food and bottomless drinks. Fck yes.

November is here and it promises to be a busy final two (2) months of the year. We'll be going to the Baguio leg of the Coche Bomba tour on the 12th and start recording probably the week after.

Thanks for everyone who bought some stuff off the list I posted yesterday. There are still some stuff available and we can probably meet at the Manila leg (Kalye Art Gallery) on the 11th.

Currently listening to: Warzone 'Don't forget the struggle..'

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Still Ill Update – October 30, 2011

Sorry for the lack of updates lately, to those waiting for some info from Still Ill, here ya go!

Year-end cleaning and SALE!

At the start of the long weekend, I decided to make an inventory of the boxes at Still Ill Headquarters and lo and behold, I found some items that I thought did not exist anymore. And since I’m in need of some space for the new Still Ill stuff, we’ll be putting these for sale. We even made it the cheapest price possible just so we can move them the fastest. Some of these stuff has probably been in the box for a couple of months (years?) now and it's available for cheap and limited quantities:

Play ‘It’s all in out hands’ (athletic grey shirt with T4 logo at the back) – 4 pieces, all small – 120 each

Bystorm ‘The kingdom of heaven must be taken BYSTORM’ (black) -1 piece left, small – 120

Rush IxDx ‘Tear it up rip’ (maroon) 1 piece left – XL, green – small (4), medium (2), 2xl (2) – 120 each

Feud ‘Reunion’ (blue) – small (1), medium (4), large (1), XL (2) – 120 each

These are all the shirts that are left untouched from our ‘warehouse’. This is your last chance to get them at the lowest price possible. Just need to make enough room for upcoming stuff.


In order to clean up some more space, I decided to let go of some more vinyl. I repriced some of these and some go for as low as Php 50.00. So, help me out to move some space and get these pieces of wax in your collection.


Vitamin X ‘Bad Trip’ – 500
FPO/Seein Red – 500
Iron Lung ‘Sexless/No Sex’ – 800
Bush ‘New American Century’ – 400 (Brazilian thrash!)
Thrash of the Titans comp. (Vitamin X, Reuido, Voetsek, etc.) – 400
Nations on Fire ‘Death of the Pro-Lifer’ – 800
Die Young ‘Graven Images’ (white viyl w/ blue streaks) – 500
Die Young ‘The Message’ (gray) – 500
Pulling Teeth ‘Martyr Immortal’ (gatefold cover/white) – 800
Hit Me Back ‘Life’ – 400
Rambo ‘Bring It’ – 400


Henceforth ‘An Ambush among Friends’ (Euro youth crew!) – 100
Phoenix Thrash Detonation (V/A) – 150
Sick Terror/Migra Violentia split – 100
On A Solid Rock ‘Where Kids Don’t Play’ (Commitment) – 150
Purification ‘Legion’ (no cover/advance copy) – 250
Highscore s/t (more youth crew!) – 100
Killed in Action ‘Self-Abuse’ – 100
Dick Cheney/The Tangled Lines split (Euro thrash!) – 150
The Black and White Double EP (Euro Youth Crew comp) – 250 (2 copies)
Stop at Nothing ‘Legends Never Die’ – 100
Alarme ‘Walk Together, Thrash Together’ – 100
Goldust ‘The Tempest’ – 100
Total Fury/Pandamonium split (07 tour edition) – 150
Leper/Eleutheros split – 100
A Sometimes Promise ’30 Seconds in the Police Station’ – 50
Names For Graves ‘Version 2.1’ (Refuse) – 150
Youssouf Today/Operation Eatshit split – 100
Costa’s Cake House/Heartside split – 100
Bush/Dick Cheney split – 150
Outlive ‘More than meets the eye’ – 100 (2 copies with alternate covers)
At Bothe Ends comp. (Bane, Grade, Unrestrained, Between Earth and Sky) double 7” – 250
Youth Unit ‘s/t’ – 100
Spitting Teeth ‘Don’t Believe the Hype’ – 100
Ground Round ‘Lakeport’ – 50
Outlast (from Inside Front no. 10!) – 200
Secret 7 ‘Play fast like there is no tomorrow’ – 150
Times Still Here (sxe comp from Portugal) – 150
The Carrier ‘s/t’ – 150
Holding On/The Real Enemy split (clear) – 150
Vitamin X ‘People That Bleed’ – 150
Riisteyt ‘Tervetuola Kuolema’ – 100
Riisteyt ‘Kahleet’ – 100
Assembly of God ‘s/t’ – 100
World Downfall/Terrorism split ’06 tour’ – 100
Any Last Words ‘s/t’ – 150
Outlive ‘promo’ (blue) – 100
Spaghetti Western ‘Take One for the Team’ – 100
Bambini Fulminati (more thrash!) – 100
Damage Deposit ‘s/t’ – 150
The Control ‘Sidearm’ – 150
Lebensreform ‘Licht.Luft.Leben’ (90’s German hardcore) – 150
Abnegation/Chapter split – 150
The Invaders ‘G-Man’ – 50


2011 has been a slow year for Still Ill, mostly because the projects that we thought were gonna be finished around June still haven’t materialized yet, including the following:

PLAY ‘full-length’ cassette (Reason: couple of more songs need vocal tracking)

RUSH IxDx ‘collection’ cassette (Reason: vocal tracking, guitar tracks were done this September finally)

V/A BIOFEEDBACK Tribute (Reason: we hit an unnecessary snag because of the song ‘This Frat for What’ which was reassigned to a project band by ex-The Weapon guys but did not materialize and was re-raffled to the guys from EAT ALL YOU CAN but again failed to see the light. So I’m still looking for a band to do this song. If you know a band or two, have them e-mail me and we’ll work out the details)

BYSTORM ‘Sumalangitnawa’ full-length (Reason: As you probably know by now, we had a guitarist change in what was supposed to be the start of our recording session at Positivity studios so we had to ‘restart’ and work it out for a new months but so far the results have been pretty good and we’ll probably book time at the studio by the third or fourth week of November). We'll be having a new shirt available very soon so keep posted on that.

That's it for today. Thanks for supporting Still Ill!

Currently listening to: Unbroken 'Life. Love. Regret'

Pave paradise.

The road by DTN.

Just woke up from a tiring road tip yesterday at the highlands of Cavite to visit my folks, go to the cemetery, you know, just cool old guy stuff.

Gonna update you with some Still Ill news for the last two months of the year later.

My iPod hanged again for being drained. Fck that sht.

Currently watching: The Losers

Friday, October 28, 2011

Kidney and spinach.

Do you like to eat kidney? Fear not vegie lovers, because this is just a vegie version of that body part. Has a good feel to it. Cook it with black beans and serve it with a side dish of spinach and you're set. Thanks to Bodhi for this combination.

It will be a 4-day vacation from work so some sht can be done. Should be a productive week.

The current: coffee, Game 7 of the World Series (amazing game yesterday), re-reading 'The Firm', hanging out with the BS peeps later, amazing episode of Sons of Anarchy this week (Piney's dead though..:(

Thursday, October 27, 2011


Cool shirt from our friends in Kuala Lumpur. Don't know if ELEVEN is still active these days though. They capture that youthful enthusiasm you would love in a hardcore band. Pretty nice guys too.

It's gonna be a long weekend starting tomorrow and a bunch of people are heading south towards San Pablo City's 'Earth Decay'. Make sure to go there if you don't have other plans.

Currently watching: Game 6 between Texas and St. Louis.

Sunday, October 23, 2011


Got these last week after a crucial BS practice. Baked ziti covered in cheese in the amount I would assume is not really doctor-recommended. Also featured is a plain cheese pizza sandwiched between two NY-styled pizzas. Get this at Napoli around Timog Ave. Still have a nice thing going over there. Always a fun place to hang out.

Had a very good long weekend spent with friends and family. The Sunday St. crew never fails to deliver. Ssuupp?

Game 3 of the WS featured an offensive outburst from Pujols and the rest of the Cards. Wow. And I thought Texas would be the one to show their offensive might today.

Currently listening to: Ramones 'Ramonesmania'

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Geeks @ Manila!

Finally, we have South Korean sxe legends THE GEEKS hitting up our shores next month! Show will be happening at Ten02 @ Quezon City and another show happening at Cebu. So make sure to reserve the date and support this show.

Currently listening to: Bystorm practice tape in preparation for the upcoming recording next month of the 'Sumalangitnawa' full-length. Talks of a new shirt are being done. Probably in Baguio City.

Coche Bomba @ Pampanga.

Another leg of the Coche Bomba tour, this time happening at Pampanga c/o Francis IOD and other Pampanga locals. There are shows happening in Cavite and Batangas but no flyer is up on the net at this time.

Currently watching: Texas at St. Louis for Game 2 of the World Series. Garcia vs. Lewis, scoreless matchup thru the 7th.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Coche Bomba @ Baguio City.

Another flyer for the CB tour and this one's happening in the City of Pines. Haven't played Baguio City for a while now so Bystorm is heading north together with Staid and a whole slew of other bands. Should make for a real good time!

Currently listening to: Jaguarz 'Jungle Jamz'

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Coche Bomba @ Manila.

Unless you're living under the rocks the past couple of months, you must have known by now that French hardcore punk legends Coche Bomba will be hitting our shores next month. Here's the flyer for the Manila leg of their tour. Good line-up featuring rare appearances by IOV (from the 80's!), Lipslide (Dubai!) and Kill Ratio plus there will be an art exhibit by punk rockers at Kalye Art Gallery.

Currently listening to: Trash Talk 'Awake'

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Rise and Fall.

What we got here is a J. Bannon-designed Rise and Fall shirt. If you don't like Rise and Fall, I question your taste of the core. R and F and Rot in Hell are the best bands out of Europe right now. I had a hard time taking a good pic of the shirt and finally decided on a close up of the name. The apps of the ipod are awesome.

Sunday afternoon - I miss the Sunday matinees at Ten02. Too many things to do to organize one though.

Currently listening to: United Youth 'Something to Prove'

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Sisig and relleno.

Some good sht from Greens. The classic sisig and relleno. Crispy and with the right amount of nori and raisins, this is the closest you gonna get to tasting relleno if you're a vegetarian. Take it with a cup or two of java rice and you're all set.

Bystorm news: We'll be playing the Baguio leg of the Coche Bomba Tour and have been relentlessly practicing for a couple of weeks now and we'll be all set to start the recording of the long overdue 'Sumalangitnawa' at Positivity Studios. Fun and crucial times ahead.

Currently watching: Prisonbreak Season 1.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Let Down 'We're in this Alone'.

Rainy days. Long sleeves. Let Down 'We're in this Alone'. Cool negative take on Youth of Today's classic 'We're not in this Alone'. Black ink on beige (?) longsleeves. Really good sht. Check out LD if you haven't already.

Good stuff: finally learning how to maximize ipod touch.

Bad stuff: trying to move on.

Currently watching: Boardwalk Empire Season 2

Earth Decay.

Earth Decay is happening once again at San Pablo City. Make your preparations to go down south and enjoy the cold breeze and good music. Some good bands playing and a lot of whom I haven't seen before.

Currently listening to: Trapped Under Ice 'Big Kiss Goodnight'

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Chocolate covered world.

Chocolate donut from Z's favorite coffee shop (ssuupp?). Rainy weekend. Perfect for hanging out or reading a book. Finally got the iPod touch going again after being reset for a week. I feel good things are coming before the year ends.

Currently listening to: Against All Authority 'All Fall Down' (ah, the 90's...)

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Friday, October 7, 2011


What a game. Chris Carpenter beat Doc Holliday and the powerhouse Phillies to eliminate the latter. Yankees lost yesterday to Detroit so no NY, no Philly and no Boston in the World Series. Gives me a little comfort when Boston blew it in September that neither the Yanks or Phils advance. Good way to start the day.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Play tour shirt.

Play tour shirt when they went down and conquered Cebu. Weird color combo, good design. Speaking of PLAY, we have all been eagerly awaiting for their follow-up to the three-way split but I got some discouraging news that they are not yet finished with the vocals. Bummer. it's been such a long time. Even the Rush IxDx record is not yet done even though the first half was done about 5 - 6 months ago. Don't ask me why. Still Ill has been slacking lately. Recommend some good local bands who want their releases to be pressed by Still Ill. I need something to boost my punk rock adrenaline.

Currently watching: Sons of Anarchy Season 4.

Staid @ Malaysia!

It's a bummer that YOUTH OF TODAY will not be able to make it to Southeast Asia this October but STAID will push through with their plans to play Malaysia this month! Awesome news to all the kids in Malaysia. Make sure to check out these guys!

Really haven't been updating this site as often as I would want to for several reasons: Red Sox missing the playoffs because of the dreaded September swoon, lack of internet connection at work (best place to do nothing and update this blog), lack of materials, etc. Hopefully, I'll do better in the coming weeks!

Currently listening to: Inside Out 'No Spiritual Surrender'

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Review: Tight End Zine No. 2.

Finally got my hands on this long-awaited issue of this local zine from San Pedro, Laguna. This issue contains well thought out interviews with Second Combat (Malaysia), Outlast (USA), True Colors (Belgium) among others. International youth crew flava! The interviews are a a pretty good read and gives you a good perspective on what's happening in the intl sxe community. It also features some reviews, articles, pics and some rants from the editor. A really good zine and if this is the future of our local zines, the future's so bright, we'll have to wear shades!

Currently listening to: Chain of Strength 'The One Thing...'