Friday, April 24, 2009

108 @ Santos Party House 04.25.09 - Drew

108 is a hardcore band founded in 1991. Their music reflected the Hare
Krishna faith of its members. Their name comes from the number of
beads on the Japa mala, or mantra counting beads.

After splitting from the Zack De La Rocha-fronted band Inside Out,
guitarist and Hare Krishna devotee Vraja Kishor das (aka Vic DiCara)
formed 108 in 1991. While recording an EP, Rasaraja dasa (aka Rob
Fish) joined on vocals. Following in the footsteps of the Cro-Mags and
Antidote, they made sure to place their Krishna Consciousness at the
forefront of their music.

Their first records, Holyname and Songs of Separation, were released
on Equal Vision Records. These releases were followed by their
participation in two documentary films, 108: The Final Tour and

Following a prolonged break-up where DiCara relocated to India to
become a monk, they planned to reform at Hellfest in 2005. Due to
legal issues, that festival was cancelled at the last moment but 108
successfully re-booked special gigs in Philadelphia. They have
remained together since then, self-releasing a collection of demos and
b-sides followed by a new full-length recording entitled "A New Beat
From a Dead Heart" with Deathwish Inc.

Visit 108 here

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