Jan 252014
 

Spiritus SanctusHardcore/aggressive punk literally reaches out and grabs hold of you often like a choke hold, compelling odd behaviors like two-stepping in circles, piling onto groups of people, diving off stages, and screaming out lyrics until your voice is gone and the Old-Timers bring plenty of this.  Yes, an ep from a punk band does seem a bit odd as most punk bands can pack a full length into an ep when songs are less than 2 minutes long, but getting new material out there is always a good thing and after all, punk bands have short songs in terms of time, but that’s only because they pack 4 minutes of music into 2 minutes or less.

For those not familiar with The Old-Timers, the first song on the ep “Mammon” quickly lets you know where they are coming from.  The rapid galloping bass intro with Matthew 6:24 and Mark 8:36 being spoken over the top while some guitar feedback steadily gets louder until the end of the verses when the song takes off at high speed.  Dave Emmerson’s vocals are rough, gritty and in your face as they should be with this genre and he manages to keep them right at the ragged edge while screaming “You can’t serve God and money”.  Guitars and drums are fast and dirty and provide the perfect sonic backdrop. One thing I like about the Old-Timers is the layered guitars add an air of complexity to their sound and songs while still retaining the rough, dirty punk rock feel. Continue reading »

Dec 192013
 

Old Timers“Spiritus Sanctus” is the third release from South Africa’s punk/thrash masters The Old-timers, a 7 song EP entitled “Spiritus Sanctus”.  Released last tuesday [Dec. 17th.] jointly by Thumper Punk Records and Veritas Vinyl, CDs are available for $5 through the Thumper Punk Records and Veritas Vinyl webstores, and digital versions are available through iTunes, AmazonMP3 and most other digital retailers.

The Old-timers are a punk outfit from South Africa, formed by good friends Dave & DonDave is originally from England and moved to South Africa with his wife and kids in late 2009 as full time missionaries, working with the needy and underprivileged in prisons, on the streets, in schools and wherever else God leads them. Continue reading »

Nov 062013
 

Old TimersThe Old-timers new album “Spiritus Sanctus” will be released on December 17 via Thumper Punk Records. “Spiritus Sanctus” is the third release from South Africa’s punk/thrash masters The Old-timers

The debut track ‘Mammon’ can be heard by clicking here:

The Old-timers are a punk outfit from South Africa, formed by good friends Dave & DonDave is originally from England and moved to South Africa with his wife and kids in late 2009 as full time missionaries, working with the needy and underprivileged in prisons, on the streets, in schools and wherever else God leads them. Continue reading »