Sunday, September 30, 2007


Detestation was another in a long string of great Portland anarcho-crust punk bands. Formed in 1994, the band was made up of ex-members of Resist, Defiance, and Starved and Delerious. The female vocals helped set this band apart, especially when it was coupled with brutal metally punk and dark images. These photos are from a show they played at The Radio House. Their "Massacre of Hate" CD, which contains a bunch of their vinyl releases, is still available through a bunch of punk distros.

Band members: Saira on vocals, Kelly on bass, Brian on guitar and Dominic on drums.

Today Kelly plays in the Pierced Arrows with Fred and Toody from Dead Moon, as well as Severed Head of State and the reunited Defiance. Saira is now a fashion designer in Minneapolis and plays bass in shock punk band Faggot.

(Thanks to the couple of blog readers who recognized the band in my photos when I was trying to recall their name!)


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Anonymous said...

Yeah, that's Detestation.

Anonymous said...

Whoa! I had no idea Kelly was playing in the Pierced Arrows! Holy krikey that is awesome. Thank you!


Dan 10Things said...

Yeah, he's drumming for The Pierced Arrows.

shawn said...

i was thinking that looked like saira from faggot...

- shawn a.k.a. greasyspoon (lj)

p.s. i really enjoy seeing all of the photos of times past. some of the bands bring back memories for sure.