T-U – Ten Dead Men, Third World Planet, The Uniks, etc.

Posted: December 6, 2013 in Generation Gap
Third World Planet's Eric Boros.

Third World Planet’s Eric Boros.



[Sold ‘zines at local stores and at local shows. Also sold ‘zines by mailorder.]

Founder: Greg Pratt

Cover and tape of Ten Dead Men's self-titled demo.

Cover and tape of Ten Dead Men’s self-titled demo.


[Ten Dead Men played about eight shows and went on a short tour with Render Useless to Prince George and Armstrong and other remote spots in BC. It was then that we met the kids that eventually moved to Vic and worked at Sabat. The Merge Merge compilation song was recorded in ’95 by Dave Splatter.]

Chris Iler (drums/vocals), Dave Brown (guitar/vocals), Wade Swagar (bass/vocals)


Self-titled demo (cassette, 1995) – Don’t Hold It Against Me/She’s Not/Fucked Up World/Happy?/#9/Punk Rock Feedback/I’d Rather Dance/Today/Deep in Crisis

Self-titled demo (cassette, 1996) – She’s Not/#9/Mold on an Orange/Happy?

V/A – “Scene Ventage” (7”, 1997, Break Even Records) – #9

V/A – “Go!  47 Canadian HC Bands” (CD/double LP, 1996/1998, Fans of Bad Productions – Kingston, ON) – #9

V/A – “Group Therapy Explosion…” (CD, 1996, Slow To Burn Records) – Mold on an Orange

V/A – “Merge, Merge!:  A Rainforest Action Network Benefit Compilation” (cassette, 1998(?), Dopamine – Kingston, ON) – I’d Rather Dance

10:30 FOR MIKE

[Ska, 2000.]

Members unknown. Someone named Mike, perhaps?


[This crusty hardcore/metal band was originally Droid for a very brief time, formed out of the remains of Nanaimo’s Subgenius. Did a cross-Canada hitchhiking tour in June 1997! Recorded several songs before breaking up in fall 1999. Their Last FM page is here.]

Eric Boros (guitar/vocals), Jason Flower (drums/vocals) [Previous members – Caro (vocals/bass), Janet Woods (bass) (replaced Corey Peet).]


V/A – “Animal Liberation Front Supporters Group Benefit Compilation” (cassette, 1996, Carpe Diem Records – Nanaimo, BC) – Old White Man/Holocaust

Third World Planet/The Republic Of Freedom Fighters split (8.5” flexi, 1996, Diminutive) – Old White Men/Clearcut/Blood and Cement/Blind Education/Resist/Fighters?

“World Waste” demo (cassette, 1996, Break Even/Pulp Mill) – Clearcut/Population Control/Blind Education/Enviro-friendly/Untitled 1/Blood and Cement/Quest/Slave Labour/Resist/Untitled 2

Third World Planet/Masher split demo (cassette, 1996, Garbage Society Records) – Working Class Retaliation/Cancer/Population Control/Robot/Doce Cascabeles (Excreted Alive cover)/Blackened Greenery/Resist/Blind Education/Trends & Cliques (all songs recorded live in Prince George, BC and Seattle, WA in 1996) (Masher – Sao Paulo, Brazil – songs not listed)

Third World Planet/Ultra Vires split demo (cassette, 1997) – Survival of the Fittest/Working Class Retaliation/Cancer/Dead in the End/I Hate this Place/Blackened Greenery/Trends & Cliques/Decay of Necessities/Work Hard/Robot/Invisible/Renounce Identity (Ultra Vires – Nanaimo, BC – songs not listed)

V/A – “Scene Ventage” (7”, 1997, Break Even Records) – Cancer

V/A – “8:11 on a Summer Night” (cassette, 1997, Diminutive Records) – Survival of the Fittest (live in Toronto, ON, June 18/97)/Ranting Isn’t Enough

V/A – “Hardcore Hillbillies” (cassette, 1997, Jalden Records) – Clearcut

V/A – “Go!  47 Canadian HC Bands” (CD/double LP, 1996/1998, Fans of Bad Productions – Kingston, ON) – Clear Cut/Trends and Cliques

“shockwave” live-radio cassette (Abnormal)

“Air Quality Warning” (7”, 1997?, View Beyond – Czech Republic/Cashback/Diminutive) – Survival of the Fittest/Robot/I Hate This Place/Decay of Necessities/Dead in the End/Blackened Greenery

Third World Planet/Bizarre X/State of Filth split (7”, 1997, Vulgar Records – Bautzen, Germany) – What Is There to Be Proud Of?/Desensitized (live)/Unethical Instinct (live)/From Isolation to Desolation/Work Hard (live on CHRY – Toronto) (Bizarre X – Schleife, Germany – songs not listed; State of Filth – Lancs, England – songs not listed)

“From Isolation to Desolation…” (7”, 1998?, Thought Crime – Berlin, Germany) – Invisible/Cancer/Renounce Identity/Working Class Retaliation/Trends & Cliques/Work Hard

V/A – “Audio Terrorism:  The Soundtrack for Weirdness and Blind Hostility” (CD, 199?, C.N.P. Records – Richmond, VA/Satan’s Pimp Records – Reno, NV/Heartplug Records – MA) – Trends and Cliques


[Heavy Botch-core, were around from Sept. 98-Jan. 99, played one show and also played live on CFUV in November ’98.]

Ian Henderson (guitar/vocals), Jamie Hooper (vocals), Jeff Cohen (bass), Shawn ? (drums), Bobbi Froese (guitar)

Unrecorded songs – Sharing One’s Skin


[Pop-punk, moved to Vancouver near end of the ’90s. Demo recorded February of ’97 at Camosun College by Leah Gill.]

Mike (guitar/vocals), Seb (drums), Stupid (guitar/vocals), Zane (bass/vocals)


“Green Lego” demo (cassette, 1997) – Useless Life/Empty the Ashes/2B/Million Ways/Bust a Nut/Dustpan/Beeman/Supertiming


[1988-1989? Members were from the Royal Oak and Sidney areas. “It was 100 percent classic, late ’80s Canuck punk and hardcore,” says vocalist Jason Flower. “We were 15.” Flower says they sounded similar to AMQA, Nunfuckers and Missing Link. The band played once in late December of 1988 and recorded several times, but never released anything. The band changed their name to Kitchen Appliances after Flower left, then broke up a few months later after recording a demo.]

Jason Flower (vocals), Andy Beaveridge (guitar), Mark ? (bass), Dan ? (drums)


[Pop-punk with a horn section and ska parts. They broke up, but planned on getting back together to record a CD and put it online (did this happen?). Nev later promoted shows with two friends under the moniker Bosevus Productions and runs a Victoria music website called Live Victoria.]

Blaine Schykawy (guitar) (replaced Nick Roland), Brandon Leahy (baritone saxophone/vocals), Dave Snow (vocals/guitar), Jake Rapty (tenor saxophone), Jessie Snow (drums), Nev Gibson (alto saxophone), Sean Roberts (bass/vocals)


Demo (cassette)

“TNT” split with Names Taken (CD, 1999?) – It Doesn’t Matter/New Guy/Ceiling/Even if You Hate Me/In the End/Freedom/Ninja/Fat Agression/Let’s Get It On!/Pitch Pipe/Jingle Bells/Promise/The Adjustor/The Panz/Better than the World

V/A – “Crusty Comp 2” (CD, 2000, Crusty Records – Vancouver, BC) – It Doesn’t Matter


[Melodic emo rock. Featured 3/4 of Fig. 4, with new drummer.]

Kim Block (bass/vocals), Mercedes Calvert (guitar/vocals), Sarah Nordean (guitar/vocals), Jeremy Foster (drums)


V/A – “Surrender to the Garden City” (cassette, 1997, Stereo-Type Records) – ??


[2000, formerly known as The Norman Bates Valentine.]

Ami Brosseau (keyboards/vocals), Brad Kurushima (guitar/vocals/keyboards), Daniel Colussi (guitar), Hal Ferris (bass), Peter Roland (drums)


The Truth About Angels/September split (LP, 2000, In Awe Productions – Maple Ridge, BC) – The Architecture of Purgatory/Count Dracula’s Pajama Party/Informant to the Time Police (September – Vancouver, BC – Songs not listed)


[The song on the “Merge Merge” compilation was recorded by Kent Goatboy with guest vocals by Jana ?, who also sang on one other song. The release of their original demo was very limited and they only played two shows.]

Chris Iler (drums/vocals), Wade Swagar (bass/vocals), Trevor Shea (guitar/vocals), Jana ? (vocals on two songs)


Self-titled demo (cassette, 1997) – Are You Forgetting/5:39/Holding Hands/Next Big Thing/Mold on an Orange/Someone Cares/Understand/Canine

V/A – “Go!  47 Canadian HC Bands” (CD/double LP, 1996/1998, Fans of Bad Productions – Kingston, ON) – 5:39

V/A – “Merge, Merge!:  A Rainforest Action Network Benefit Compilation” (cassette, 1998?, Dopamine – Kingston, ON) – Holding Hands


Bubba (Mike Hamilton) (guitar/vocals), Noah McNair? (bass), ??

TWO YOUT’S [promoters]

[Did shows for a few months in 1996.]

Founders: Jode Shortreed, Steve Simard



[Members of Shiner, Benchwarmer, etc.]

Dave Brown, Jason Siska, Ryan Moist (vocals?), Wade Swagar, [Paul Block ?]


[Put out an album on Bosevus Records and played nu-metal.]


[Shows booked by Brad Kurushima, Jim and Katrina Willoughby?, 1996/1997]

THE UNDERGROUND VOICE [show listings phone line]

[This phone line with local all-ages show listings was run by Malcolm Croome who took over for Mike Lowe and Shirley ?, who also put on some shows.]


[Metal, 1998.]

Bubba (Mike Hamilton) (guitar/vocals?), Hadji Bakara? (vocals), Randy Camponi (drums)


[Pre-Render Useless band, most of the same members but with Dave Knight singing.]

Ben Cherry (drums), Dave Knight (vocals), Jay Beddows (bass), Paul Block (guitar)


V/A – “Fuck the Commonwealth” (LP/cassette/CD, 1994/1995, Fans of Bad Productions) – Sick Boy

Unreleased songs – Dimebag Jesus/Tired Old Story/Grey/Jail the Hippies/Over at Last/Who Was It?/Wake Up Call/Fine Grind/Instrumental


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