South Africa’s Punk And Cross-Over Thrashers ‘The Old-timers’ Release “Spiritus Sanctus” EP


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.

Don is a native of South Africa and is also married with two kids, and works as a youth pastor for his church as well as running his own pie company.  Both have been involved in punk since an early age, playing in bands, promoting and running ‘zines in their respective home towns. Most notably Dave played in Dragged Out with former members of The Exploited & Voice Of The Mysterons, and Don has played with a variety of musicians and was involved in multiple organizations and ‘zines who helped promote the anarcho-punk scene in Port Elizabeth in the early 90′s.

The Old-timers’ recording process is pretty unusual as Dave & Don live twelve hours apart.  Further complicating matters is that drumming is handled by Matt Lagusis from False Idle at the Simpul Studios in Boise, Idaho, in the United States.  Leveraging modern technology, the Dave & Don put vocals and music together, then forward it over for Matt to add the drum track, then back to South Africa for mixing and mastering.

The purpose of The Old-timers remains what it has always been – to glorify God in every song, to reach a desperate world with the good news of God’s grace & love and to have a ton of fun while we’re doing it! Musical influences include GBH, Hit The Deck, Minor Threat, Officer Negative, Crass, Headnoise, Conflict, God So Loved The World and many other old school punk and early hardcore bands.

Spiritus Sanctus



Track listing:
1) Mammon
2) On My Knees Again
3) Goonies Never Say Die!
4) Joe #1
5) Love Alone Is Strength
6) Carpe Vitae Part II
7) Axios

Studio Albums:
Punk’s Not Dead, Nor Are We! (2011) [Album review]
 Soli Deo Gloria (2012) [Album review]
 “Spiritus Sanctus” EP  (2013)

Band members:
Mixmaster Don – Geetar & Bass
P. Davey – Vox
Matt-O-Matic – Tubthumping

Weblinks: Facebook / Bandcamp Twitter

Related articles:
Interview With ‘The Old-Timers’ [Feb. 2012]
The Old-timers – Punk’s Not Dead, Nor Are We! [CD review]
The Old-timers – Soli Deo Gloria [Album review]
‘Infirmities’ Joins ‘Thumper Punk Records’, Split CD Release w/ ‘The Old-timers’ [Jan. 2013]
‘The Old-Timers’ Lyric Video Released For ‘This Decay’ [Feb. 2013]
‘The Old-timers’ Announce New Album “Spiritus Sanctus”, Release Date December 17 [Nov. 2013]

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