Wednesday, January 18, 2017

'skull shield' L/S

'skull shield' long sleeve tee. large two-color back print, small razor image on front left pocket area. pro-quality printing on black 100% cotton regular fit tees using plastisol ink. these and a handful of hoodies are available now in the webstore (


we went to europe for two and a half weeks in december, starting in london. just now getting to sifting through all the photos. while the agenda wasn't graffiti or art specific (more to the point, it was specifically NOT graffiti intentional), we still found time to catch some tags and put up a few posters. as well as 5 days worth of museums and other london adventuring even less relevant to this program than the pics here. endure more euro documentation as the photos filter through, as upon return i can't understand why it took me so long to get there.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

fun while it lasted


issue 3 of BLACK GLOVE, my collaborative heavy metal fanzine with coach, is out NOW. first printing of 100 features interviews with andrew nolan (column of heaven, slaughter strike, intensive care, etc.), tyrant (red river family records, black vice, ravnblod), coach's intensive AD&D themed dissertation on the history of italian heavy metal, and bootleg patch making with mexico's chaos & metal. plus live pics, reviews, and more. full details and ordering in the WEBSTORE. also available from holy mountain printing, anthems of the undesirable, and crown & throne ltd.

san francisco pit stop

bit of a late pass on a quick trip to san francisco. mostly stood around pretending to do install for mark flood's show at the SFAQ affiliated evergold projects gallery. otherwise ate, caught up with friends, ran around the streets, didn't take enough photos. been a little slow to update the blog for a while now actually. a stronger commitment to documentation and consistency coming soon.

must have been

Monday, August 22, 2016


look at this late pass. issue two of my metal fanzine with coach springer came out almost a full month ago. do people even look at blogs anymore after instagram and snapchat? they must still look at print in some capacity because we released these in a run of 100 and probably only have 15 copies left. same format as issue one - 8.5" x 5.5" B&W photocopy zine - but on this second outing we've already initiated the ramp-up and added 4 more pages. BLACK GLOVE issue two features interviews with canadian cbgbm act LYCAON, texas sludge crushers KRVSHR, and coach's second installment in the bootleg patchmaker series - this time with ireland's BELKOT. as well as live photos, reviews covering all metal fronts from nwobhm to death metal to black noise, and a few other surprises. available now in the GIVE UP store. logo tshirts and zine packages are also available exclusively through HOLY MOUNTAIN PRINTING.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016


real world, real life, studio time, etc, etc, etc. catching up, trying to keep up.


shot some photos during installation and opening night of MARK FLOOD's "gratest hits" show at the CONTEMPORARY ARTS MUSEUM HOUSTON that ended up making the cut for the catalog. got a little bonus mention along the way in the form of a couple of street-shot shout outs in the essays. layout by RUSSELL ETCHEN, curated by BILL ARNING.

Monday, April 11, 2016


beyond being a great writer and friend, coach springer is one of the truest, dyed in the wool, dictionary definitions of what it means to be a metal head. after watching some time of grand schemes and shit talking pass by, we've finally put our collective heads together to release the first issue of our metal fanzine BLACK GLOVE. a departure from the art-centric content and hand-cut collage discipline of previous HATEFUCK zines, BLACK GLOVE focuses more on the word and the music, while maintaining a certain sense of GIVE UP visual aesthetic. issue one is a 24 page, 8.5"x5.5" B&W photocopy zine housed in a black-on-black heavy card cover. featured are interviews with sludge masters CRAWL and new HATRED SURGE off-shoot HOLY MONEY, an interview with bootleg embroidered patch-maker VISIONS OF THE SINISTER PRODUCTIONS, coach's lengthy dissertation on why JUDAS PRIEST's "point of entry" is their best and most overlooked album, as well as live photos and record reviews spanning traditional american metal, hard rock, death metal, black metal, grind, and noise. first printing of 100 is in the webstore now: