Welcome to the webpage for Sonic Overload. As my regular listeners know by now, I play punk, hardcore, garage and other loud music, although there are surprises from time to time as well as decidedly slanted commentary on the “issues of the day” and that’s also presented through song selections and audio clips.


Listen to Sonic Overload live every Wednesday from 9 to 11 PM eastern on Old FX Punk Radio


All of the shows from January 2009 to the present are archived for download at sonicoverload.blogspot.com. And check out the Facebook page.


Send any music (vinyl or CD) for possible airplay to:


Sonic Overload

Al Quint

PO Box 43

Peabody, MA 01960

E-mail: subvox82@gmail.com


APRIL 24, 2017

      The music business is pretty sleazy, as most of you know. I always chose to work on the periphery, mainly in retail, plus my various DIY projects over the years. In my retail days, I’d hear from a lot of marketing reps pushing whatever artist their labels had asked them too. I still get lots of solicitations and press releases on-line to check out this artist or another. Anyway, there were definitely some good people I met over the years, ones who seemed genuine and not phony. Susan Tanner was one of those people. She worked for a few labels that my store dealt with and she always took very good care of me and my co-workers. I haven’t been in touch with her much since I left retail over two decades ago but had connected with her on Facebook in recent years.

Susan had been suffering from breast cancer for a number of years—it would go into remission but then return. She passed away today… it came as a shock. I didn’t see any indication there had been a relapse but I also hadn’t checked in with her for awhile. She was only in her early 50s. This week’s show is dedicated to her. Rest in peace…     


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CAPITAL SCUM-Clutch The Flag (Hageland) in memory of Werner Exelmans

HEIBEL-School (Hageland)

HATE CREW-Pigs In Space (from “Thrashold”)

GRRR-Soldier’s Grief (self-released)

INDIREKT-Niemandschland (GTA)

GLUEAMS-Mental (Static Age)


WHIP-Weak Flesh (demo)

TEENAGE CHAINSAW-Yr Dumb (self-released)

VIAL-Move (Cut Rate)

WASTOIDS-My Toronto (Deranged)

WILD CHILD-Brown Nosed (Deranged)

DEFORMITY-Bug (Katorga Works)

PISSED JEANS-Worldwide Marine Asset Financial Analyst (Sub Pop)


CHLD BITE-Paralytic Phantasm (Housecore)

TRAUMA HARNESS-Ghost Of A Flea (In The Red)

SARCASM-Total Institution (demo)




PESD-Hieny (Prank)

YOUNG GODS-Feu (Wax Trax)

HALF JAPANESE-My Girlfriend Lives Like A Beatnik (Fire)

MIGHTY SPHINCTER-Exterminator (Placebo)

GARY AND THE GIMMICKS-Uncultured Paranoia (demo)


INFANT MORTALITY-Society (Violated)

I HAVE A KNIFE-Shoot Me First (self-released)

210*-Black Sheep (self-released)

SEEING SNAKES-Stumbling Block (Violated)

YOU PEOPLE-Walkin Home (Custom Made Music)


PHOBIA-Pretend You’re Not Crazy (from “The Boston Bootleg,” Varulven)

SCARS-Horrorshow (Fast)

GROUND ZERO-Controversy (Bung)

THE DULL-I Hate The Motorcyclist (from “A Decade Of Disaster,” Westworld)

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN-Mike Barnicle (Tario)




ANARQUIA VERTICAL-Anti Ellecion (La Vida Es Un Mus)

CONNOISSEUR-Smoking Weed (Tankcrimes)

CIVIL VICTIM-Sorry For Being Broke (Loud Punk)

THE STAKEOUT-Wasted (Deranged)

RÁKOSI-Mupina (Lengua Armada)

TROPIEZO-Machistófeles (Discos de Hoy)

MINEFIELD-Show 2012 (Bad Hair Life)

BACKWARDS MESSAGE-Business Will Have To Suffer (demo)


THE DOLL-Trash (Cherry Red)

ANOUSCHKA ET LES PRIVES-Control (from “My Girlfriend Was A Punk”)

A-GEN 53-Lila (from “This Is Austria, Not Australia”)

BLACK EASTER-What The Fuck (Illuminated)


ULTRA-Política Estúpida (La Vida Es Un Mus)

SIAL-Dewa (Lost In Fog)

REPTOIDES-Futuro Pedido (demo)

KING CHUBBY-Giving Up (demo)

CLITERATI-Looking For The Answers (Tankcrimes)

SUNSHINE WARD-Selfish Hate (Feral Ward)




CHROME-In A Dream (Subterranean)

21-645-Red, Red (from “Nobody Gets On The Guest List,” Throbbing Lobster)

ZULUS-I Can’t Wait To Tell You The News (Greenworld)

MAPS-My Eyes Are Burning (self-released)


BORN AGAINST-Resist Control (Kill Rock Stars)

FLEAS AND LICE-Up The Punks (Rodent Popsicle)

THE FORGOTTEN-Class Separation (TKO)


LOS OLVIDADOS-Personal Genocide (Alternative Tentacles)


JUDAS PRIEST-Dissident Aggressor (Columbia)