This should probably be on Escape Is Terminal, but I don't really have to ask permission to break my own rules, so fukk it. Two fiery political hardcore acts from early '00s Venezuela. @PATIA NO traveled the world and did splits with just about everyone (we played with them several times on my first Euro tour...including the show in Holland where the drummer got so pumped he threw himself against the wall behind him...the wall that was actually a door...a door that flew open and sent him careening backwards down the stairs to the pavement below). Perhaps lesser known, DOÑAMALDAD are bare bones hardcore with a slight rock 'n roll tinge to the guitars. Both bands' live energy is captured with studio quality. So for Amerikka's birthday, listen to some Venezuelan punk and read the fukkn news from time to time....because the shit is heavy.