"Amen is the punkiest heaviest thing out of America since the Stooges and the MC5." -Rat Scabies (The Damned)
"I wish I was in this band." ~Henry Rollins (Black Flag/poet/writer)
"Amen is more pissed off than we ever were." -Steve Jones (The Sex Pistols)
Having toured with the likes of Killing Joke, and being voted best live band in the world last year by rock's largest selling magazine, it's no wonder why every band, from the Sex Pistols to Nikki Sixx to Jaz from Killing Joke taking Casey under his wing as if some long lost father protecting his child from the realities of onstage suicide. Yes, they all tip their hat to Mr. Chaos. For his music isn't for the masses, it is for the elite. Needless to say, you won't find this at McDonald's.
Enter Amen. For the best part of a decade, America's most uncomprimising band have refused to bow to convention. Marrying the sound of Iggy Pop's Stooges at their most abrasive, to lyrics that would make Marilyn Manson blush. Amen has been the creative vehicle for Californian Casey Chaos, the man who the punk ethic remains an all encompassing way of life. Easily living up to his moniker, he's fought his way through physical and mental health problems. His onstage mutilation has been confined to the history books. Swindling labels and being swindled by labels. Departing bandmates and near bankruptcy. To remain true to his political and artistic vision.
Having released 3 albums in the last few years on 3 seperate major labels, as well as two limited edition, self-released, self-funded, fan club only CD's, this 4 disc DIY boxset comprises of 90 tracks and over 4 hours of unreleased material Casey has accumulated from the age 12 to the present. All of which are from studio sessions, home recordings, demos, outtakes, and demos from his prior hardcore days from his first band Disorderly Conduct. Which also includes studio and demo recordings. This is Casey's life story put to tape for all to see. This is a total DIY release and will be limited to 2000 copies (which will be hand numbered) and in the tradition of Slave and Join or Die (which sell on Ebay for a lot of money) it will not be re-pressed or ever released again. This is the ultimate story of Casey Chaos. Rise and fall.
And who gives a fuck...it's just music right?
"Like watching Iggy Pop trapped in Glenn Danzing's body." ~Kerrang
"I see Casey as someone who gives a 100% of his physical being and self, and it ain't fake. I have no doubts that Casey is a visionary." ~Daron Malakian (SOAD)
**All proceeds will be used to keep the band alive and if all goes well, future AMEN releases.**