Poison Idea - "Tribute To G.I.S.M." 7"


Japan's Hardcore Punk pioneers G.I.S.M. were a band whose influence reached the remotest corners of underground music the world over, shaping the look, sound, and approach of generations of Punk, Hardcore, Metal, and other extreme music acts for the last 40 years.

Chief among their early Western champions was America’s own Hardcore Punk trailblazers, POISON IDEA. If the Metal/Punk sound of POISON IDEA's mid-to-late era recordings wasn’t evidence enough of this influence, look no further than the G.I.S.M. logo proudly adorning Jerry A’s leather vest on the back of 1987's War All The Time.

Upon learning of G.I.S.M.’s visionary frontman and creative architect Sakevi Yokoyama’s death on August 24th, 2023, POISON IDEA and TKO felt compelled to honor the monumental legacy left in the wake of this loss, and we are now proud to present the result with POISON IDEA's Tribute To G.I.S.M. 7” EP.

Collecting both G.I.S.M. covers from P.I.'s 1993 We Must Burn sessions for the first time ever, every facet of this EP is a carefully crafted ode to the inimitable and uncompromising spirit of Sakevi and G.I.S.M.

“Endless Blockades For The Pussyfooter” appears as a previously unreleased mix that differs from the version featured on We Must Burn, while “Death, Agonies & Screams” is the same version that appears on POISON IDEA's posthumous Religion & Politics EP. Rounding out the track list is a newly composed noise piece by Jerry A and Andrew Stromstad, “Pig Scream”, paying tribute to the avant garde sound of G.I.S.M.’s later material.

From the artwork and layout to the recordings, Tribute To G.I.S.M. is precisely that—An earnest homage to one of Punk music's most fearless and singular voices, and to the inarticulable immense, immortal legacy of Sakevi Yokoyama.

1. Endless Blockades For The Pussyfooter (G.I.S.M.)

1. Pig Scream
2. Death, Agonies And Screams (G.I.S.M.)

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