CLITERATI – the Portland, Oregon-grown hardcore punk unit featuring Poison Idea, Voetsek, and Murderess alumni – is pleased to unveil the visual accompaniment to “Burn,” taken from their self-titled EP. For the colorful clip, CLITERATI teamed up with Sign Of The Beast Burlesque for the film short Pizza Sluts as part of the Metalesque Fest, the world’s first and only festival dedicated to heavy metal and burlesque!
Issues Punknews, “‘Burn’ is sixty-seconds of RIPPING hardcore. Vocalist Ami Lawless screams about wanting to destroy everything while the band slams forward in a hybrid d-beat/Poison Idea attack. What a masher! If that wasn’t vicious enough, the video just might burn out your eyes… In the vid, some poor pizza delivering schmuck drops off an order at the house of two vixens before he is lured inside. From there… well… there’s flesh mutilation via pizza cutter, sacrifices, vomiting, and an appearance by Satan herself…
CLITERATI’s self-titled EP was initially released via Tankcrimes digitally before making its way to seven-inch vinyl earlier this year. Cliterati was recorded and mixed by Andrew Grosse, mastered by Jose DeLara at Caravan Studios and remastered for vinyl for maximum bad assery by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound.
“CLITERATI is a band who believe in equality through inclusion. We are queer, straight, people of color, and white,” relays screamer Ami Lawless. “Our influences include the bands Doom, L7, and Bolt Thrower, with a healthy dose of Pacific Northwest d-punk. This band was brought together by Amelia Collins and we continue in loving memory of her vision to bring a breath of fresh air to Portland punk. These five rippers are the result of spending many hours in a dark dank Portland basement while smoking copious amounts of weed. Hopefully these songs will make you wanna get your clit in the pit.”
“In Donald Trump’s America, it is legitimately scary to be a part of the groups CLITERATI fight for, which is what makes their groovy riffs, twisted growls, and driving dedication to destruction of evil corporate morals all the more vibrant. ” – Two Guys Metal Reviews
“CLITERATI will kick your ass and make no bones about it, both sonically and lyrically.” – Echoing Magazine
“The lyrics are angry and biting, and are perfect for the hostile delivery. There’s definitely a radical political element here, but you don’t have to understand what the hell they’re talking about to enjoy it.” – Punk News
“Consisting of five ear-punishing, thought-provoking tracks which deal largely with political and social issues, these are the kinds of d-beat, crusty queer-core, and thrashy hardcore punk songs that will take veteran punks back to the strong punk community and music of the ’80s and early ’90s.” – Punk Globe