Welcome to the Disposable Underground newsletter, with extra music-related news bites that aren’t at my Disposable Underground blog. Enjoy!
Ken Own of Carcass, the original drummer of the band, is having his old drumkit restored and auctioned off. Carcass spearheaded more than one subgenre of metal during its first incarnation and Owen was a big part of that. Read about the auction on Instagram.
Punk the Capital: The Rise of Punk in Washington D.C. 1976-1983, is a documentary that previously existed in theaters and special screenings (I saw it at the AFI and enjoyed it), but it came out on DVD, Blu-ray, and digital earlier this year from Passion River.
Sheet Happens Publishing has released guitar, bass, and/or drum transcription books from a variety of artists including Hate Eternal, Mastodon, and Refused, and the list goes on. There’s digital versions available which makes it a lot different than flipping through tab books at your local musical instrument store back in the day, trying to find something fun like Master of Puppets.
Nasum is a Swedish grindcore band that’s been broken up for years but is still releasing posthumous recordings and merch. The band has a Bandcamp page for rare recordings that it’s posting to and is going through its vaults to find more rare and forgotten stuff. The guys are posting about the rarities and the process on Facebook.
Image: Nasum’s Facebook.
Napalm Death’s bassist, Shane Embury, is writing a book called Life? … & Napalm Death and is encouraging his fans to sign up at his book website to receive news about it. He’s been in the music game for a long time and I’m looking forward to this one.
Rest In Peace
Milkis Theodoakis died at the age of 96 in September. As Democracy Now! writes in a news roundup, he was a legendary Greek composer who wrote popular songs and music, including the score to Zorba the Greek, that was “banned during the military dictatorship of the 1960s and ‘70s in Greece.”
Richard H. Kirk, a founding member of the English band Cabaret Voltaire, died at 65 last month. Steve Smith has the story at The New York Times, writing in part, “The members of Cabaret Voltaire created the template for what would become known as industrial music.”
That’s all for now. Thanks and see you next month!