Thursday, February 17, 2011

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Here's a request made by Eric in the requests and reposts box on the right-hand side of this blog. The Apathemy / Counterfeit split 7" was released in 1998 on Sounds Of Revolution Records out of Ontario, Canada. I have zero info on Counterfeit unfortunately, other than that they were from Canada as well, but there's no insert with info or lyrics with my 7". Anyways, they play pretty cool and solid mid-tempo metallic hardcore, definitely don't pass up on them. If anybody has more info on them, please leave a comment! Apathemy were from Michigan and are 'famous' for being the former band of Walls Of Jericho vocalist Candace Kucsulain. And indeed, she sings on the 2 Apathemy songs on here, apart from possible demo's the only Apathemy recordings she sings on that I'm aware of. They had dual vocals, one male, one female. Overall a bit heavier and tougher than Counterfeit, even if there's some actual soft singing by Candace on here, but equally solid stuff, making this an awesome split 7". After Candace left the band, also in 1998, to join WOJ, they kept up the dual vocals by adding another vocalist, another guy this time. They followed up this split 7" with 2 albums, 'Our Decaying Remains' on No Substance Records in 1999 and 'Encased In Black This Is Forever' on Tribunal Records in 2000, as well as another split 7", with Break Of Dawn, on Dead Droid Records, also in 2000. All of them great as well. Enjoy!

Apathemy / Counterfeit - split 7"

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

i believe counterfeit featured chris from WOJ on guitar.

justin said...

counterfeit were from windsor and existed for a few years. besides this 7 inch they recorded a demo, which i have. chris rawson who was in walls of jericho played guitar and lear mason played bass and went on to play for facedown...also from windsor.

if i had the ability to convert demo tapes to mp3's you could upload that demo here. i also have a great show on video of earthmover, counterfeit, dogz of war and buried alive in detroit where i'm from. this was pre demo for buried alive and was probably there 4th or 5th show from what vogel is saying in the video.

justin said...

almost forgot. i also have 2 other apathemy demo tapes that candace does indeed sing on. so yes, other recording do exist with her. i need a way to get these converted to mp3 format for sure!

HUANSOAHN said...

@justin:yes you should definitely do that

xLearx said...

So justin Pretty much covered it but I played bass in Counterfeit. This was our first band, I think I was about 17 or 18 then. The band last about 2 years. Chris went on to WOJ and I went on to FaceDown. We also both played in It's All Gone To Hell where I replaced Mike Hasty on guitar. Our songs on this 7" were recorded by Hasty @ Cloud City. Possibly Apathemy too but I'm not sure. I've done a couple other bands since but I don't know if they are relevant to this post/blog. If there's anything you'd like to know about Counterfeit, email me. I'll try and check back here too.

xLearx said...

I suppose it's also worth mentioning that Jake, the guitarst of Apathemy and I were both in the band xKill Everyonex together. I host a free download at the link below.

Anonymous said...

FaceDown Canada FTW!!!

PETETHEMEAT said...

Still have this 7" kickin' around somewhere. Loved the Counterfeit tracks, would love to hear the demo.

Anonymous said...

In 98 or the likes I saw Apathemy play in Plattsburgh, NY. There van broke down and couldn't get fixed for about a week so them bummed in my friends' apartment for that time. They were cool guys.