Sunday, July 29, 2012

Earth Crisis - "The Discipline" (w/ lyrics)

Let us not forget ourselves. Every now and then it's necessary to go back to the roots and remember the people who started everything.

Destroy the Machines was made in 1994. Earth Crisis is one of the most (if not the most) consistent bands in spreading the vegan straight edge message. The hardcore scene and the people into veganism and straight edge should never forget this band's input and give it the respect it deserves.

"The Discipline" lyrics:

Straight edge - the discipline. The key to self liberation is abstinence from the destructive escapism of intoxication. I separate from the poison - a mindlessness I've always abhored. Usage will only increase the pain, a truth I constantly see ignored. The pollutants that kill the body breed apathy within the mind. The substances that once brought release in the end will always confine. From drug-clouded lungs and veins motivation dissipates. Imprisoned within addiction,abuse increases until death overtakes. Enslaved by concupiscence, promiscuity leads to despair. Victims used and abandoned by liars who professed to care. Self-exiled from their insanity. Striving to attain higher levels of purity. The beauty in life is mine to know. Amidst the ruin I survive. I've got to stay free. Damage everywhere - infections at every turn. Through my refusal to partake I saved myself. Abstinence was the beginning. What's important is what's done with the freedom step bystep I overcome. Alone I climb the staircase to edification.

Animal Ethics: Waking up to the Voice of Reason

Just pause and think about it.

Friday, July 27, 2012

This Time *We* Win: Greenhill Farm Closed

Grenhill was an Italian dog-breeding farm which sold animals for vivisection. Innocent beagles would grow up under extremely harsh conditions, only to be sold to laboratories and have their lives ended under the knife of science.

Greenhill farm was not able to silence the voices of contempt and finally backed down due to the pressure of people, animal activist raids, protests and petitions signed throughout the last years. 2,500 beagles were freed in a large-scale raid carried out by local law officials and protestors together.

The examples have been set. Now it's time to take the fight worldwide!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Random Europe pix

Some pictures from touring around Europe, living the vegan edge lifestyle and enjoying life..!

Coffee in Budapest, Hungary

Practice room in Wiener Neudsadt (Austria)

Squat wall in Gtaz, Austria

Cheeseless pizza in Zagreb, Croatia

Squat art in Zagreb

Looking for vegan food on some truck stop in Hungary

Vegan ice x cream at Fluff fest (Chech Rep.)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

XVX on the go

I am going on tour for 10 days, so catch you all later! I am excited to bring it again vegan and freaky style as soon as I get back. The struggle goes on....

You can also check my nerdy tumblr site:, where I might be updating from my phone. But more probably I will forget (or won't be able to).

Keep it safe,

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Naj-One - "New Dawn Breaking"

A quality message of vegan militancy from mr Naj-One!! Sometimes you just got to say things clearly. 

This pain we created will effect all of us

Vegan X Protein

found this from

What is protein? It is a family of amino acid molecules your body needs for the growth, maintenance and repair of all cells; is a major component of all muscles, tissues and organs; is vital for the metabolism, digestion and the transportation of nutrients and oxygen in the blood; it is necessary for the production of antibodies which fight against infection and illnesses; and is the main nutrient that keeps our hair shiny and healthy, our nails strong, our skin fresh and glowing and our bodies strong and healthy.

There are two types of proteins, complete and incomplete proteins. “Complete” proteins have all 8 essential amino acids and tend to come from animal sources of protein such as meat, dairy products, eggs, fish, shellfish and poultry. ”Incomplete” proteins are usually lacking in one or more of the essential amino acids and come from plant sources like fruits, vegetables, pulses, grains and nuts.

There are several advantages to eating plant protein:
  • Plant protein does not contain any cholesterol or saturated fats.
  • Plant protein is rich in antioxidants, calcium, zinc, and other minerals and vitamins.
  • Plant protein is high in fibre.

“It is very easy for a vegan diet to meet the recommendations for protein, as long as calorie intake is adequate. Strict protein combining is not necessary; it is more important to eat a varied diet throughout the day.” – Reed Mangels, Ph.D., R.D.; Vegetarian Resource Group,

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Everyday-Life Advice for the Vegan Edge Kidd

I found this on tumblr (this guy's tumblr) and I thought it's a good idea to repost it here, as a bit of an advice for the kids who are toughing it out, having to work long hours at an office etc.

I do not work at an office anymore (thank God for that), but if you do, you should take care of yourself properly before having all your energy drained away! And this should only be a temporary solution while you plan how you'll get out of the shit desk job :)

Just veganize everything that is not already vegan in the following article!

6 a.m.: Waking Up
Tried and true: Set your alarm 15 minutes earlier than you actually need to wake up, so you can rise gradually and mentally prepare for the day ahead.
Expert tip: Go to sleep with your blinds at least halfway open: When the sun flows in, your brain will slow its melatonin production and start generating adrenaline, so you’ll be half-awake by the time your alarm goes off.
7 a.m.: Before Your Commute
Tried and true: Have a small breakfast to kick-start your metabolism.
Expert tip: Even something as simple as string cheese with an apple and roasted nuts will help you stay energized—protein and calcium are key.
8 a.m.: On the Way In
Tried and true: Living close to the office might help perk you up. Researchers say commuting contributes to stress, exhaustion, and days missed from work.
Expert tip: If the commute’s unavoidable, simple mental exercises can help cut through the tension: You can meditate whether you’re sitting or standing on a bus or train, and you can take advantage of pauses while driving by practicing mindfulness.
9 a.m.: Take a moment to get organized
Tried and true: A cluttered desk can cause stress, but it’s not exactly easy to find the time to clean one up. The early morning, before tasks pile up and meetings come together, actually makes a great time to do so.
Expert tip: Before you launch into your inbox, take a minute or two—five, even—to collect yourself and your papers. Sort through what’s essential and recycle everything that’s not. Some say that the trick to staying focused is to do all of this while standing.
10 a.m.: Time for coffee?
Tried and true: One professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School calls coffee a “lifesaving miracle drug”, but when it comes to its ability to wake you up, a lot can depend on your habits. Too much coffee can lead to stress and even quirks in perception, so resist the urge to double down in one morning.
Expert tip: If you’ve held out, 10 a.m. could be a good time to have a cup: since caffeine takes about 45 minutes to fully absorb, you’ll be covered for a good chunk of the morning, and you won’t have wasted any of your buzz before work’s really underway.
11 a.m.: Skip the snack 
Tried and true: Mid-morning munchies happen, but they may not do a whole lot to boost your energy level. Plus, a recent study suggests that they can obstruct weight loss.

Expert tip: Eating a snack shortly after breakfast probably isn’t necessary depending on the timing of your lunch — one registered dietitian at SHAPE calls it “mindless eating” that isn’t based on hunger. She suggests keeping at least three, and no more than five, hours between meals, so keep your schedule in mind as the morning goes on and your stomach starts to growl. 
12 - 1 p.m.: Lunch
Tried and true: Eat away from your desk if at all possible to avoid a variety of health concerns, including serious bacteria. Nothing will sap energy like getting sick and staying in your chair all day.
Expert tip: Try to take a 20-minute walk after lunch to boost your levels of dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin, all of which will give you more energy when you return to work.
2 p.m.: Sneak a nap in
Tried and true: The prospect might sound a bit nutty, but consider this: Getting a little shuteye doesn’t have to take much longer than a bathroom break or brewing a new pot of coffee.
Expert tip: According to Prevention, a mere 10 minute rest at 2 o’clock will boost your energy for the rest of the day. It’s certainly worth a shot if you have a good spot available to you—try your car if there isn’t vacancy in the office.
3 p.m.: Check on your eyes
Tried and true: Your eyes can get tired, too, which can make you feel bogged down. Try to stand up and take water breaks throughout the day to stay refreshed.
Expert tip: Follow the 20-20-20 rule: Look at something 20 feet away from your monitor for 20 seconds every 20 minutes.
4 p.m.: The home stretch!
Tried and true: There are several easy stretches you can do quickly at your desk, all of which can help you refocus on work. Men’s Health offers seven, most of which can be done without leaving your chair.
Expert tip: Try an exercise like the upper cervical spine flex every time you click “reply.”
5 p.m.: Wind down
Tried and true: It’s not always possible to leave right when the clock strikes 5—or 6, or whatever the end of your 8-hour workday might be—but try to get as close as possible. According to one study, working overtime can take a toll on your ticker, leading to serious health problems down the line.
Expert tip: Don’t rush out of the door. Instead, make sure you wind down properly: doing so will keep your energy up and spirits lifted as you head home. Have a chat with co-workers or watch a funny video before packing up.
5 - 6 p.m.: On the way home
Tried and true: This is a good time to rock out. If you’re a music lover who’s spent all day in relative silence, take the opportunity to pump up the volume a bit and unwind.
Expert tip: It’s just as important to practice mindfulness during your evening commute as it was in the morning—think of it as an opportunity to check back in with yourself and bring the day full circle. Plus, focusing on what’s going on internally can help calm you down in the often stressful rush to get home.
9 p.m.: Before bed
Tried and true: To ensure another energized 9-5, you’ll want to squeeze the most out of your nighttime shuteye. There’s more to it than shooting for eight hours of rest, though. Avoid bright screens—computers, smartphones, and TV—before you go to bed.
Expert tip: Try a hot bath 30 minutes in advance, and keep a cup of water at your bedside: If you wake up feeling hot, lowering your body temperature will help you get back to sleep

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Vivisect... the Bastards!

Anyone fond of anarcho-punk? Or maybe anarcho-metal?

I am sure this band isn't straight edge by no means, but if you have a demo titled Vivisect the Bastards, well goddamn... You deserve a mention and some thumbs up!

Vivisect is from Houston, US, and they have put out 2 demos of awesome, vegan anarcho metal. No d-beat here, just (Profane Existence type) punk/metal for your pleasure!!!

The 2nd demo feature here has an awesome title once again: This Ain't Peace Punk, We Mean War. The vocals are harder and the production dirtier than before!

This band makes me think of fun times spent in squats, biking, reading cheaply-printed zines and that whole sort of thing (even though the anarcho-punk is not where I personally belong)!