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Camtest 2012 Recap.

The 4th Annual Camtest was held at the infamous Pink Motel this past Saturday. Hundreds of people showed up from all over the country to give back to our skateboard brother, Dave Tuck, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer back in September. Over $8,000 was raised and all of it went to Dave to help pay for his treatment to beat cancer.

1. Brad McClain
2. Greyson Fletcher
3. Cory Juneau / Skreech (Tie)

1. Mason Merlino
2. Al Brunelle
3. Otto Flanz

1. Aaron Ebel
2. MadDog (Nick Henderson)
3. Chris (Bumbles) McCallum

Best Beer Run: Charlie Blair
Best Trick: Jeff Wright
Skinny Little Shit: Cory Juneau
Best Heckler: Chet Childress
Fat Bastard: Justin Gordin
Tucks Choice: Charlie Blair
Best Shallow End: Tyler Mumma

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Special thanks to SoCal Skateshop for use of the camera.

Psychedelic Violence

We received an email from these guys back in October that peaked my interest, checked out some videos and posted them on the jukebox.

These guys are weaved into just about everything good in life, recorded their full length with Dukowski(SST), turns out Josh played bass with my friends in Destructions End while touring with his band Rabies, they recently shot a video with Six Stair(Nichols, Fruit of the Vine), toured with Fu Manchu, Gonzales pool…

Fast forward a month and I caught them at the Wiltern. The bill: Kyuss Lives!, The Sword, some band that wasn’t doing it for me(maybe just not the right band to follow proper rulage), and opening up The Shrine. I was stoked as all hell for this show, Kyuss and The Sword are regulars in my rotation. I get there and The Shrine just fucking wreck the place! Another product of the SabbathXGinnthrash(nardcore) equation this time extra psychedelicized and 3-piece beating my ears into submission non stop.

Threw some emails back and forth with Josh and landed this Bless Off demo.. Its peddled off as a CDR demo, but sounds better than most independent albums out there. 9 tracks of riff packed, shredding, fuzz. Closing the album out with Deep River (the same tune in the sixstair vid) is a great call, the damn song keeps bringing you back for more. Bless Off lands one of my favorite finds of 2011. Check them if you get the chance.