Post by JFUCKINGUNIT on Jan 28, 2005 15:02:16 GMT -5
haha i was just on this wp forum, and panzerfaust records is shut down i guess, anthony or whatever his fucking name is was found having anal sex with asian prostitutes, doing drugs and stealing money from panzerfaust. i got a kick outof it.
Post by chipheadwound on Jan 28, 2005 19:48:59 GMT -5
You think that's amusing? The Oldham Advertsiser is a local newspaper from Northern England (a town with more than its fair share of far-right idiots) and they gave us this calssic in their issue dated 27/01/05...
"A SENIOR member of the far-right National Front party accidentally killed himself while carrying out a bizarre sex act.
Kristian Etchells, 29, was found dead in a store cupboard at his Oldham flat with a black kettle-flex around his neck and with a picture of a woman dressed as a schoolgirl on the floor, an inquest was told.
Pc Robert Fitzgerald from Oldham Police told the inquest at the town's magistrates' court: "In my opinion it was not an attempt to take his own life."
He said he believed Etchells died while enjoying some sort of sexual gratification. The flex looked like it had been tied to a door handle, he said.
Etchells, of Dale House in High Street, Shaw, polled just 62 votes when he stood for the National Front in the Lees area of Oldham in the May 2003 local elections.
Later the same year he was sentenced to a 12 month community rehabilitation order after threatening an Asian taxi driver with a hunting knife.
He was also jailed for a short period last year after throwing eggs and shouting racist taunts after an anti-Nazi march in Burnley. His political views and his criminal convictions were not mentioned in court.
The inquest in Oldham was told he had left school at 16 and had trained as a tattooist in Manchester.
His father, Richard Etchells, told the court his interests included body art, music and using a computer. In the past two years he had been seeing a doctor for depression, but Mr Etchells said he believed this might have been a means for claiming unemployment benefit. He had never tried to harm himself and had never spoken about killing himself, Mr Etchells said.
Police were called to the 29-year-old's block of flats on August 19 last year. Etchells's body was found in a store cupboard down a corridor. A Home Office pathologist said in a statement he believed the cause of death was asphyxia. There were ligature marks on his neck.
Coroner Simon Nelson recorded a verdict of misadventure. He said: "I'm satisfied that he did not intend to kill himself. The more probable explanation is that he decided deliberately to place himself in a situation where he might achieve some form of sexual gratification, which resulted in an unexpected death."
He added: "It was an act committed in the confines of his home and as such was a matter for the individual. However, it would be inappropriate if I did not raise the issue of the dangers of such an act. There are risks when these actions are taken by members of society."
Post by reallyoldpunk on Feb 18, 2005 4:57:20 GMT -5
Great article in the Minneapolis Star tribune today about Panzerfaust. Kick back and enjoy!
Drug arrest killed South St. Paul hate-music business, owner says Howie Padilla, Star Tribune February 18, 2005 PIER0218
Bryant Cecchini sat in a room full of white supremacist pamphlets, books and compact discs recently, lamenting what could have been.
He projects that the South St. Paul-based Panzerfaust Records company that he helped build into a force in the niche of white-power music could have made almost $1 million this year. Instead, the company is defunct.
Things would be different, Cecchini said, if his business partner and neighbor, Anthony Pierpont, hadn't been charged with a low-level drug crime in December. And if the company's clients didn't now believe that Pierpont, who founded Panzerfaust, is of Mexican descent.
Cecchini, 33, who once was sentenced to three years and seven months in prison for a stabbing years ago, said he has standards for the people with whom he does business, such as being truthful and refraining from drug use.
"And, unfortunately," he added, "you have to be white."
Pierpont, 38, is scheduled to appear in Dakota County District Court on Feb. 28 in connection with fifth-degree cocaine possession.
Pierpont declined to comment for this article, but David Ayers, Pierpont's attorney in the criminal case, said that they would fight the drug case on various levels, including the possible suppression of evidence.
Ayers also said that his client has been devastated personally and professionally by the media glare in the raid's aftermath.
There had long been mutterings in white supremacist circles that Pierpont didn't look the part. One website said he appeared more fitted for a "Mexican street gang than the White Power Movement."
But Cecchini said that most people gave Pierpont, a California native, the benefit of the doubt.
But when his birth certificate surfaced after his arrest, many of Pierpont's customers were disturbed to learn that his mother, Maria Marcola del Prado, was born in Mexico.
Minnesota Gang Strike Force investigator Dan Michener said he didn't intentionally tear down Panzerfaust. But he said he hopes that Pierpont's drug arrest and the company's disbanding have made the area safer.
Panzerfaust, which was established in 1998, really got the attention of white supremacy watch groups when it launched "Project Schoolyard USA" last fall. The project involved sending thousands of CD samplers of violence-filled rock music to teenagers across the country. The teens then doled the discs out at school, according to Marilyn Mayo, director of the Anti-Defamation League's fact-finding department.
No reports of the discs hitting Minnesota schoolyards ever surfaced, Michener said. Although Mayo points out that schools can be reluctant to discuss the discs.
Cecchini said that before Panzerfaust's demise, the company distributed at least 40,000 copies of its first sampler, sometimes selling them for as little as 15 cents a disc.
"I can't think of a state we didn't send them to," said Cecchini, who now goes by the name Byron Calvert because he said he likes the name Byron better than Bryant and because he wants to shed his Italian stepfather's surname.
Looking over the CD's packaging, Michener, of the Gang Strike Force, points out the immediate appeal to Panzerfaust's target audience.
"There's images of powerful men, sexy women and bands," he said. "There's a German cross, but there aren't any real obvious hints of the violence and hate music inside."
Although some estimates have put Panzerfaust's revenue at $1 million, Cecchini said that may have been a projection if the company had thrived for another year. A more realistic figure would be about $750,000, he said.
Big fish, little pond
Being the biggest white-power record label doesn't make you a major player in the recording industry. As an example, Cecchini said, if a major recording artist recorded a CD that sold 300,000 copies, he likely would be laughed off the label.
"I'd love to have a record that bombed like that," he said. "We pressed CDs in the thousands. We don't sell things in the millions.
"It's pretty easy to be the biggest fish in a little pond," he said.
Pierpont's refusal to take a DNA test and his drug arrest basically killed the company, Cecchini said.
"What kind of person would I be if I let that stuff slide in order to make a profit?" he asked.
He said that he believed Pierpont was targeted because of Project Schoolyard. But, he said, "if you leave the window open for them by committing a crime, you get what you deserve."
Cecchini said that he has no doubts that Michener, of the Gang Strike Force, will get credit for "running the Nazis out of town."
But Michener said that he would rather be known for the drug arrest.
"There are a lot of white supremacists out there exercising their First Amendment rights, not breaking any laws," Michener said. "They're not getting arrested."
Staff writer Bill McAuliffe contributed to this report.