Monday, February 12, 2024

314: Scotty Heath/Tankcrimes

Dreams of Consciousness Podcast Episode 314 features an interview with Scotty Heath of Tankcrimes Records.

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There's no ignoring the number of metal bands that have come out of San Francisco and Oakland in the last decade; it's an explosion of death, grind, and black metal that threatens to eclipse the heyday of Bay Area thrash. Contributing to this resurgence was Tankcrimes Records, who have long been the home of several bands beloved by this site - among them, Ghoul, Necrot, Deathgrave, and Cannabis Corpse.

I spoke with Tankcrimes founder Scotty Heath about how his label started with an old lady cart filled with records and buttons, as well as the logistics of running a record label in the streaming age. We also discussed how growing medical marijuana helped him get out of debt, and the upcoming Bransqueeze tour with Municipal Waste, Necrot, Ghoul, and Dead Heat.

My thanks again to Scotty for speaking with me, and to you for listening.

Music In This Episode:

Voetsek: "Dismember Momma"
taken from the album Infernal Command

Municipal Waste: "Mourning Sex"
taken from the Toxic Waste split EP

Dead Heat: "Eyes Of The Real"
taken from the album Endless Torment

Cannabis Corpse: "Gateways to Inhalation"
taken from the album Beneath Grow Lights Thou Shalt Rise

Ghoul: "Ratlicker"
taken from the album Noxious Concoctions

Necrot: "Cut the Cord"
taken from the album Lifeless Birth

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