Vulgar Display of Purring: Metal Compilation + Show to Benefit Homeless Cats in NY Announced!
And Justice For Paws… is the organization for you. The non-profit initiative (founded by Brutal Panda Records co-owner Bob Lugowe) raises money and awareness for domestic and wild animals across the globe, all in the spirit of heavy metal. The organization’s first initiative, Vulgar Display of Purring, is an ambitious project designed to showcase the best cat-loving heavy bands and artists in all 50 states and raise money for a local organization that helps improve the lives of cats in each region.
The first state in the series is New York and a compilation has been released featuring material from over 20 local bands including some high-profile names you absolutely know, including Tombs, Imperial Triumphant, Car Bomb, Moon Tooth, Unearthly Trance, Anicon, Artificial Brain, Dead Empires, Pyrolatrous, Belus and many others. The compilation, which features an original painting from NYC tattoo artist Jon Clue (@jonclue), can be streamed below and purchased at a price of your choosing at Bandcamp. A limited line of merchandise including Vulgar Display of Purring pins, patches and custom catnip containers are also available for purchase. All proceeds from the compilation and merch will benefit City Critters, an NYC based organization that places stray and abandoned cats with homes and works with members of the community to find humane solutions to problems involving homeless animals.
To celebrate the release of the compilation, a record release show has been announced at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus Bar on June 26th. The show will feature Dead Empires, Belus, Godmaker, and Wreath of Tongues along with a special beer release from Bushwick brewery KCBC. All ticket and and a portion of beer proceeds from KCBC will further benefit City Critters. Tickets are available here.