Human Waste Project

These articles appeared in Kerrang! dated 18 October 1997

K! Tapes Go To 'Waste

Human Waste Project, the hotly tipped LA metal crew who will be making their UK debut on the forthcoming Tura Satan tour, are to kick off a sensational new series of Kerrang! approved sampler cassettes.

Kerrangs Ultra Collection will see Britains premier rock magazine teaming up with selected up and coming stars to bring readers mega rare free tapes. Huma Waste Project - whose debut album E-Lux isn't out in the UK until next year - start the ball rolling with a killer five track taster of their forthcoming album.

Says HWP singer Aimee Echo: "I think it's a brilliant idea to be kicking things off with Kerrang! I'm glad your readers will be getting to hear us first. I guess as reference points you could say our music has got elements of Janes Addiction, Siouxsie and the Banshess, plus a lot of the good old heavy stuff".

The five track cassette, title Blood Sweat & Fear, and limited to just 300 copies, will become a huge collectors items. To be in with a chance of getting your hands on one, write to: Human Waste Project Giveaway, Kerrang!, Mappin House, 4 Winsley Street, London W1N 7AR. First come first served.

HWP, who list Tura Satana, Korn, Limp Bizkit and Deftones as their mates, are itching to hit the UK. Says Aimee, "Tairrie B says she'll corrupt me on this tour! Every night will be an adventure."

Catch Tura Satana and Human Waste Project on the tour.

Well, I got hold of one of the tapes. It has One Night In Spain, Disease, Powerstrip, Dog and Exit Wound. Wrapped in a cardboard sleeve.

Also, from the same issue:

Human Waste Project celebrated the release of their debut LP E-Lux with a rockin'Hollywood fest at the Dragonfly Nightclub. Tura Satana's Tairrie B introduced the band, recounting how she first met HWP singer Aimee Echo. Earlier that day, Ms Echo had been battling against a nasty attack of 'flu. But she bravely made it to the party and scorched the friends and fans invited with a blistering set.

Among the celebs were Jennifer Finch (ex L7 now with Other Star People), plus members of Marilyn Manson, Korn, Plexi (who also played), Tura Satana and Drown. And White Zombie drummer John Tempesta came to support his brother Mike, guitarist with HWP.

Lisa Johnson