EXIT-13

Grindcore / Non-Metal • United States
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Exit-13 was a grindcore band from Millersville, Pennsylvania. Its most notable member is their bass player Dan Lilker, who was involved in bands like Anthrax, Nuclear Assault and Brutal Truth.

The band's vocalist, Bill Yurkiewicz, is also the co-owner of Relapse Records.

The band's lyrics are mainly focused on environmental issues (with open support to radical groups like Earth First!), but also concentrate on social issues. The band is also supporting the decriminalization of marijuana.
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EXIT-13 Green Is Good album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Green Is Good
Grindcore 1990
EXIT-13 Ethos Musick album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Ethos Musick
Grindcore 1994
EXIT-13 Smoking Songs album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Smoking Songs
Non-Metal 1996

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EXIT-13 Spare the Wrench, Surrender the Earth album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Spare the Wrench, Surrender the Earth
Grindcore 1991
EXIT-13 Multiplex / Exit-13 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Multiplex / Exit-13
Grindcore 1995
EXIT-13 ...Just a Few More Hits album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
...Just a Few More Hits
Grindcore 1995
EXIT-13 Exit-13 / Hemdale album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Exit-13 / Hemdale
Grindcore 1996
EXIT-13 Gout d'Belgium / Black Weakeners album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Gout d'Belgium / Black Weakeners
Grindcore 1996
EXIT-13 Relapse Singles Series Vol. 4 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Relapse Singles Series Vol. 4
Grindcore 2004

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EXIT-13 Disemboweling Party album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Disemboweling Party
Grindcore 1989
EXIT-13 The Unrequited Love for Chicken Soup album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Unrequited Love for Chicken Soup
Grindcore 1989
EXIT-13 Eat More Crust album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Eat More Crust
Grindcore 1989

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EXIT-13 Don't Spare the Green Love album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Don't Spare the Green Love
Grindcore 1993
EXIT-13 High Life album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
High Life
Grindcore 2007

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EXIT-13 Ethos Musick

Album · 1994 · Grindcore
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Vim Fuego
It's all been said before about bassmaniac Dan Lilker — In Anthrax, kicked out of Anthrax, in to Nuclear Assault, then came S.O.D., Nuclear Assault broke up, Brutal Truth formed, endless projects followed…

Yeah, Lilker played on this album, but he was only a hired hand, as was Brutal Truth skin smasher Scott Lewis. Exit–13 was the baby of Relapse Records supremo Bill Yurkiewicz and partner in noise, Steve O'Donnell.

And noisy it is. This will have your speakers jumping around the room like bedroom furniture in The Exorcist. Randy bison from the local zoo will try to break out and answer the ultra–low frequencies mimicking mating calls. This could even destroy your stereo, quite literally.

The comparisons to Brutal Truth are inevitable. Think of a slightly slower, exponentially heavier, rougher around the edges, more grinding Brutal Truth and you won't be far off the mark. Indeed, the prodigious use of blast beats sound very 'Truth–like. To the casual listener, the bands are similar, but look a little deeper and the differences are obvious. While Brutal Truth were initially fairly straight forward musically, some of the songs here will occasionally drop out of full on grindcore fury into an old time rock 'n roll beat, an acoustic guitar passage or a prog rock improvised guitar solo.

Exit–13 uses a lot of samples and cut–ups, to excellent effect. While most are intros and outros, some are used in songs, and at times behind the music. The best is a couple of inbred hicks talking about rendered down animal heads being used for meat.

Exit–13 are not great fans of mankind in general. Yurkiewicz rails against humanity's inhumanity ("Societally Provoked Genocidal Contemplation"), hunting ("Open Season", which has nice samples of hunters being used for target practice), meat eating ("Diet For A New America", "Anthropocentric Ecocidal Conundrum") and the criminalisation of cannabis ("Legalize Hemp Now!"). There are so many issues touched on here it's difficult to take them all in. The track “Earth First” is a spoken word track, taken from the Phil Donahue talk show. Donahue interviews members of ‘Earth First!’, a highly radical environmental group. While the group lost a lot of credibility years later after being linked to mailbomb terrorist The Unabomber, it is still thought provoking.

The band were obviously fans of Japanese hardcore and noise, like The Boredoms (see the title track and "Disemboweling Party") and Merzbow respectively. To this end, a noise track has been tacked on the end, the grandly titled "An Electronic Fugue For The Imminent Demise Of Planet Earth". Imagine tuning your television to a channel with no signal, turn the white noise up to full volume, then call a fax machine with your phone on speaker and run it through an amplifier. Sit through it for 28 minutes. There is a warning with the track: it was deliberately recorded using overlevel indication, whatever that means. Basically, don't blame Exit–13 if it fucks your stereo. It is tempting to take this disc to a party and whack it on full volume to see if it actually WOULD blow someone's stereo.

Exit–13 is definitely not to the tastes of everyone, including a lot of grindcore fans. It challenges the listener to reconsider their views on a number of highly political and controversial issues, and pulls no punches when it comes to telling people how wrong society is. However, if you're sick of straightforward grind which deviates little from the hyperblast plan of attack, and don't mind politics which lean so far left as to almost fall over, try it.

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