Artist News

Best Friends Day Set

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011


Some footage of Jesuit final show at Best Friends Day.

Jesuit full set

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011


Watch video of the full set from Jesuit's reunion show on Vimeo

Unbroken / Indecision / Jesuit / Damnation AD

Monday, April 11th, 2011


Highlights (for me) include:

Unbroken playing. 

Damnation playing.

Meeting and talking to Keith Huckins (Rorschach/ Deadguy / Kiss It Goodbye) and finding out he is the nicest dude ever and actually listened to (and remembered) the cd's of my shitty band he was sent. 

The girl in the front of the crowd who was screaming along to Indecision but was SO stoked she couldn't help smiling her ass off. So rad. 

and of course there was Jesuit absolutely destroying everyone. They sounded like a band that just finished a full tour and for a band that hasn't taken the stage together for 15 years, thats not easy to do. 

Thank you Rich Hall / 1000 Kinves for putting this show together. What a fun night.

P.S. the Jesuit store is now open. Just two T-shirts for now but something more is coming soon... 

 

photo courtesy of Brooklyn Vegan

Biography

JESUIT were an unrelenting, noisy hardcore band from Virginia Beach, VA. They existed from the mid-90′s up until the changing of the century. In their wake, they left a rather nice-sized dent in the intensely-PC witch-hunt/”safe space” era of DIY hardcore. Whereas events attributed to Charles Manson are often credited with bringing a savage and brutal end to the peace, love, and drug culture of the 60′s, events surrounding bands like JESUIT and GEHENNA not only elicited controversy at every tour stop, but pushed a movement toward hardcore finding its more violent, unpredictable, and entirely irreverent roots as the “Portlandia” cult of 90′s hardcore crashed to a halt.

Comprised of childhood friends Nate Newton (who went on to CONVERGE, OLD MAN GLOOM, and DOOMRIDERS), Brian Benoit (who went on to THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN), Brett Matthews, Kelly Posadas, and J. How, JESUIT managed to crank out twelve scathing blasts of fury and anguish in their time. Discography features all twelve in reverse chronological order from the final 7″ on Hydra Head all the way back to the demo tape. All twelve tracks have been meticulously restored and remixed by Kurt Ballou at God City before being remastered by Bob Lipton at Peerless. The result is a behemoth of an album that sounds and feels more relevant than anything being marketed as “hardcore for the hardcore” today.

Merchandise

Car Crash Lullaby

Leftovers from the Jesuit re-union show. 4 / 09 / 11. Black white and grey ink on charcoal grey Anvil T-shirts.


Price: $5.00

Headless

Leftovers from the Jesuit re-union show. 4 / 09 / 11. Black ink on Anvil T-shirts.


Price: $5.00

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