Posted in music on August 6, 2012

Label 56

Label 56, the Linthicum-based record label that released music by End Apathy -- the band fronted by alleged Sikh temple shooter Wade Michael Page -- released a statement Monday afternoon, responding to Page's relationship with the label. It reads:

Label 56 is very sorry to hear about the tragedy in Wisconsin and our thoughts are with the families and friends of those who are affected. We have worked hard over the years to promote a positive image and have posted many articles encouraging people to take a positive path in life, to abstain from drugs, alcohol, and just general behavior that can affect ones life negatively. Likewise we have never sought attention by using "shock value"/ symbols and ideology that are generally labeled as such. With that being said, all images and products related to End Apathy have been removed from our site. We do not wish to profit from this tragedy financially or with publicity.

In closing please do not take what Wade did as honorable or respectable and please do not think we are all like that.

Thank you, Label 56

The record label is owned by Clemie Richard Haught Jr. and was incorporated on Nov. 30, 2005, according to legal documents. In addition to releasing music from End Apathy, Label 56 distributed albums such as Bully Boys' "White Kids Gonna Fight," Sadus' "Out For Blood" and the White Wash/Brutal Tactics split "Southern Aggression."

Last February, Label 56 released a split seven-inch record featuring two songs each from End Apathy and Definite Hate. In an email describing the releases, End Apathy is described as "aggressive California 80's skate punk sound." Definite Hate is described as "Southern White Boy Music ;) [sic]." [Baltimore Sun]

"Please do not think we are all like that." Is it okay if we still think you're all scumbags though?

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Comments (76)

New band coming to Label 56: Sikh Yerbouti

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 5:34 PM

Label 56 is a total white power label...no matter how hard they try to "white wash" that fact.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 5:34 PM

"In closing please do not take what Wade did as honorable or respectable and please do not think we are all like that."

jim halpert stare

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 5:35 PM

That was the most half hearted and insincere condolence message in response to a tragedy I've ever heard. As if removing them from the site is such a bother or dramatic step? Bullshit.

Posted by J | August 6, 2012 5:36 PM

Like most racists, the folks at Label 56 are chicken-shit cowards, who hide behind bullshit terms like "Patriots" and "Embracing our European Heritage." There are two things that all of the bands on this label have in common, they're all terrible and they're all a bunch of racists. This bullshit apology is nothing more than a cowardly cover their asses move. Expose these fuckers for what they are!

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 5:38 PM

wow, that's a pretty bullshit 'political' statement. Nowhere do they actually straight out come out and say that they don't condone what this a*hole did. They dance around it, by trying to 'distance' themselves, so they don't get in trouble or something.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 5:41 PM

I hope the Feds put them out of business

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 5:41 PM

that statement reads like it's written from the perspective of someone forced to write a statement that they either really don't want to write, or don't believe themselves.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 5:43 PM

Big ups to the person who reposted my Facebook comment about Label 56 being chicken-shit racist cowards! I'll say it again - Expose these fuckers for what they are!

Posted by Dan Evil | August 6, 2012 5:47 PM

I hope this terrible tragedy at least helps wipe out this label and that scene and most of these bands

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 5:53 PM

The killing of half a dozen Sikhs in the United States is being called "senseless" but in fact it was highly sensible. I have said that India's government and people can accurately be described as "Criminal Blackie Slaves" -- see InferiorIndianNiggersDOTblogspotDOTcom -- and Sikhs share this characteristic. Sikhs were a principal instrument in the British killing over ten million Indians in just the ten years after 1857 and their devotion to the White Master -- I have referred to a Sikh riding in a jeep with the British viceroy gunning down any Indian, man woman or child, who came in view on either side of the road -- remains intact to this day; on Pakistan Defence Forum, someone using the handle 'Indian Sikh' proudly said how a British or American official in Burma said he would want a Sikh to be his body guard. The simultaneous nuclear destruction of New Delhi, Washington and New York by India's nuclear forces with a warning that additional U.S. cities will be destroyed with nuclear warheads already emplaced in them by special forces if there is any retaliation -- see NuclearSupremacyForIndiaOverUSDOTblogspotDOTcom -- will kill up to a few million of these Criminal Blackie Slaves and end white colonial rule over India. Nothing else will. Satish Chandra

Posted by Satish Chandra | August 6, 2012 5:54 PM

good one satish! you are super smart!

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 6:00 PM

^ go fuck yourself 5:54

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 6:01 PM

S.S.
Sausage Skins

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 6:06 PM

How long have I been coming on here and warning everyone about the scourge to society that is sausage rock? Frankly, this doesn't surprise me at all. I'm actually surprised that these delusional, self aggrandizing, man-children don't become unhinged more often. Keeping doodling all over yourself and listening to violent fantastical nonsense assholes. It's time for the rest of society to say 'enough is enough'.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 6:11 PM

This Satish Chandra character appears to be retarded.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 6:13 PM

Label 56 was started by the same Williamsburg hipsters that immigrated from the midwest.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 6:22 PM

how come this wasn't labeled terrorism? if this was a non white i think we all know what the news would say

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 6:23 PM

^it was, smart guy. The FBI classified it as an act of 'domestic terrorism'. Same classification as the OKC bombing.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 6:24 PM

Nachtmystium fans have some explaining to do

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 6:44 PM

you know someone means business when they have a blogspot.com address

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 7:09 PM

Label 56 seems to have removed their Facebook page.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 7:13 PM

6:11- looks like someone is copying and pasting his idiotic posts.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 7:23 PM

Great...as if we don't have enough nut jobs on this site already, now we've somehow attracted a lunatic like Satish. Yippee (slow sarcastic clap)

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 7:26 PM

6:11 really nailed it

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 7:30 PM

7:30- No, he didn't. Not at all. There was nothing "fantastical" about this man's music. His violent imagery was obviously the manifestation of thoughts and desires he was having and in no way a fantasy. Big difference between the music a monster like this put out and an Immortal or Slayer record. If you don't see the difference, I really don't know what to say to you.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 7:34 PM

5:54 - what..... the fuck......was that...??

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 7:36 PM

^it's not the music , it's the moronic culture .

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 7:36 PM

meh. who gives a fuck? the more dead people the better the earth is for me. thanks shooter guy! more natural resources to go around right?

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 7:38 PM

did this band ever play St. Vitus?

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 7:44 PM

This trash, Slayer, Ghost, Danzig, etc. = all the same crap
All comes from the same place.
All driven by the same evil muse.

You are a moron if you don't see that.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 7:45 PM

^ OK, moron was a little harsh. Sorry for that. A better wording is "You are fooling yourself if you don't see that"

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 7:48 PM

That is absolute bullshit, 7:45. And do you know why? Because the other bands you name aren't horrible and don't promote a racist/hate agenda.

Just because you have dark/violent imagery in your music, doesn't mean you are driven by an evil muse.

Evil is great in the right context. You can love 'evil' music or movies and still be a friendly, well-adjusted, NOT RACIST human being.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 7:58 PM

^ than why the dark violent imagery? What's good can come of it?

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 8:01 PM

The truth is that some idiots can't tell what's real and whats not. Anyone who listens to the above bands more or less falls into that category and everyone know it. That's why they're "rejects", if you will.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 8:07 PM

Ha, their statement characterizes white "supremacy" in a nutshell. Cowards can talk the talk but not walk the walk. If they had any balls this is when they would start another Waco or someshit.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 8:08 PM

LULZ@ people who listen to Slayer, Ghost or Danzig.

Until they kill some one.

And no one's surprised because everyone knew that they were always straight up fucking retarded (i.e. they listened to Slayer, Ghost, and Danzig, LOL ....right?) all along.

LULZ

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 8:12 PM

Evillive is all fun and games until you get evil live. Fuck this violent music.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 8:15 PM

Please use "fake Ghost" when referring to the sausage rock imposters. The real Ghost is dedicated to peace and healing.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 8:17 PM

NWA didn't promote killing cops. Not really. I mean, it's just words, right? Just words, just speeches.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 8:44 PM

Screw the Feds, Anonymous needs to take them down! Tweet at Anonymous to take down these bigots.

Posted by Someone | August 6, 2012 9:57 PM

fuck all of you people. you all should be ashamed of yourselves. myself included.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 10:22 PM

this is why these fucking idiot nazi dickheads need to be taken down in the streets before it gets to this point. Label is obviously a white power label. Like insanely obvious. Like sells shirts that say NS on them. fuck this.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 10:32 PM

^ GET 'EM, EFFEMINATE WARRIOR!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 10:58 PM

They have a lot of Nazi stuff for sale.

And at the same time they are little pisser who don't even stand up for what they believe in - as if we believe that they want a "peaceful revolution".

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 10:59 PM

Considering how leftists lie and pull a connection to hate groups out of their ass every time there's an incident like this, I'm happy for them that they're finally justified in doing so. I was beginning to wonder if they had any humanity at all, but being 98% psychotic lying scum is better than being 100%. There's hope.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 11:25 PM

^ dumb as fuck right there.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 11:31 PM

Them Doobie Brothers would never cause an incident like this to happen

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 11:34 PM

^neither would Animal Collective or any other band that caters to the hummus eating crowd.

These sausage rockers seemingly obsessed with the macabre are a different story.

There ought to be a St. Vitus boycott. Brooklyn is not down with there nonsense.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 11:40 PM

^ dumb as fuck right there.

"Brooklyn is not down with there nonsense"

"down with there nonsense"

"there nonsense"

"there"

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 11:45 PM

"^ dumb as fuck right there."

Imagine how fucking stupid you must be be comparison. Does your mother still wipe your ass?

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2012 12:03 AM

^ whitey dumb as fuck right there.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2012 12:04 AM

* "Imagine how fucking stupid you must be be comparison"

"you must be be comparison"

"be be comparison"

"BE BE COMPARISON"

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2012 12:07 AM

Yes sadly the FBI or whoever should be watching these active hate groups dont do enough to stop this.
Make no mistake though theres plenty of inbred little groups like this that occasionally get pointed out in Florida, New Jersey & elsewhere in the U.S.
Then theres fools in the Tea Party who identify with this horrible crap then act like they wouldnt kinda like that record label statement.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2012 1:35 AM

i'm puzzled -- bv is offended by label 56? aren't you guys always swinging from varg's racist, murderous nutsack?

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2012 2:19 AM

This thread is overflowing with precious little minds against free speech. Have you heard of the First Amendment kids? This label and band had a right to make whatever music they wanted.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2012 3:18 AM

Music is art, and censorship sucks.

I like Ice cube rapping about killing white devils, and I'm a white dude.

Regardless, this dude is clearly nuts and should spend a long time in prison, but let's not start with the bullshit Hillary Clinton crap.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2012 3:24 AM

"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."

-Voltaire


Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2012 3:27 AM

"Then theres fools in the Tea Party who identify with this horrible crap then act like they wouldnt kinda like that record label statement."

You are an ignorant and hateful little troll. Next time you want to parrot the talking points of your handlers, don't.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2012 5:25 AM

There is blood on Label 56's hands. They supported racist hardcore and this is what racist hardcore does.

Not saying they should be shut down or anything, they just supported (protected) hate speech and ignorance.

Their tolerance of knuckleheads was part of this and Clemie's hands will never be clean, no matter how many white-wash messages he sends out. Hate speech creates hate crimes. You can't support one and then try to condemn the other.

Posted by JoJo | August 7, 2012 6:46 AM

Seriously though, who doesn't look at a Sikh and think "Super Muslim"?

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2012 8:13 AM

sadus? the bay area thrash band? i dont see the connection.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2012 8:17 AM

Looks like he's been at it a while

http://smashracism.wordpress.com/

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2012 8:39 AM

So, I'm assuming we're going to be smart here and have someone investigate 5:54. All for free speech and expression. But there are consequences when you spread that shit. Seriously, that comment and poster needs to be looked into. Who knows how seriously that person takes that comment?

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2012 8:53 AM

I understand everything I read on BV to be literally true

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2012 8:58 AM

8;53 thinks the thought police is a great idea. People are free to say and think whatever they want. Don't be such a junior dictator.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2012 8:59 AM

8:59, I said in that post that I'm all for free speech. All for free expression. Say whatever you want. But when people post stuff like that, you have to wonder about their motives. I'm not exactly happy to have to post what I did. But hey, let's say that person acts out. Aren't we going to feel like dumb fucks for not wondering why someone didn't raise a flag? I mean, we just had someone with ideals that sound very similar slaughter six people.

Again, if that person's just ranting, awesome. It's not being thought police. It's hey, this person publicly just said something that potentially could be used to hurt other people. Maybe let's not ignore that.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2012 9:05 AM

Wait I'm confused ... Anonymous posted what anonymously where? Yeah, believe it or not, we're all not following you around with cameras cataloguing your every move.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2012 9:09 AM

sadus "out for blood" came out on mascot records in 2006. not this racist shit label.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2012 10:59 AM

8:13- anyone with a working brain?

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2012 11:17 AM

If anyone decided to ruin their day and see that horrible video that involved the man who dismembered his gay lover recently and posted on a messageboard, (the Canadian ex-porn star who was recently arrested), they would have noticed something interesting, besides utter inhumanity. The man was listening to New Order when he was killing the victim. I guess we should look out for all of those who listen to their music now, right? This is the logic of an idiot like "6:11".

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2012 11:21 AM

As for this label,they have the right to release whatever they want, just don't expect me to believe your utter, complete bullshit statement.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2012 11:23 AM

I always said that New Order was music for fags - now I have proof. Thanks 11:21.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2012 11:23 AM

It's too bad they weren't able to "sikh" cover before the shooting...tragic.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2012 11:55 AM

If you want to see something really funny, go to Label 56's My Space page and look at their "top friends." How a screenshot of this hasn't gone viral is beyond me.
http://www.myspace.com/label56

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