A non-profit organization called And Justice For Paws..., which is dedicated to raising money and awareness for domestic and wild animals across the globe, has announced their first artistic endeavor, Vulgar Display of Purring, where they will be releasing a heavy-metal compilation album, comprised of music from the best cat-loving heavy bands and artists across all 50 states, with the proceeds going to be a local organization that helps improve the lives of cats in each region.
For this first release, the particular focus in New York City, and the proceeds will be donated to City Critters, "an NYC based organization that places stray and abandoned cats with homes and works with members of the community to find humane solutions to problems involving homeless animals."
Additionally, the organization will be releasing a limited run of merchandise under the Vulgar Display of Purring name, including pins, patches, and custom catnip containers. To add to the excitement, they will also be holding a record release show at Saint Vitus Bar on June 26th, featuring bands like Dead Empires, Belus, Godmaker, Wreaths of Tongues, and a special beer from Bushwick brewery KCBC.
The organization was founded by Bob Lugowe, the co-owner of Brutal Panda Records. In a statement from the official press release, Lugowe stated the following:
"Like many people, animals and music are two of my biggest passions and I've always strived to find the perfect way to combine the two for a greater good. I decided there was no better way to do this than showcase like-minded bands and artists who are equally impassioned about their pets and want to make a difference in their local scene. I've started by partnering up with City Critters in NYC from whom I adopted my wonderfully weird orange furball Mr. Fink. We could all stand to learn more from animals and I hope that these compilations and silly merchandise will play even a tiny role in doing just that."
You can click here to purchase the compilation at a 'pay-what-you-want' price, and you can click here to find more information regarding ticketing and show information for the benefit show in NYC. You can find the official track listing for the compilation below.
1. Imperial Triumphant - Breath of Innocence
2. Pyrolatrous - Obeisance and Unrequited Adulation
3. Artificial Brain - Spacid (Demo)
4. Tombs - Mother of Mercy (Samhain Cover)
5. Car Bomb - Bra_C_Ket
6. Woe - Hope Attrition
7. Anicon - Tarnish On The Emblems Of Ardor
8. Belus - Avarice
9. Containor - Asshole 2 01:17
10. Godmaker - Over (Portishead Cover)
11. Dead Empires - Ergot
12. Wreath of Tongues - Reprobate
13. Moon Tooth - Belt Squeezer
14. Blackout - Crusher Malone
15. Meek Is Murder - A Prison, A Life Raft
16. Husbandry - Hierba Mala Nunca Muere
17. Beast Modulus - Everything's Shocking
18. Skullshitter - Struggle To Die
19. Syndromes - ...And Structures Crumble
20. Bangladeafy - Termites
And Justice For Paws....
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