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Artist of the Week: Daylight Coma

Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to [email protected].

Growing up, we were big fans of conspiracy theories. They just seemed fun to discuss. From 1992-94 we argued ad nauseam with friends about whether or not a) the moon landing really happened (it did); b) Lee Harvey Oswald was merely a patsy (he was); and c) our middle school was knowingly covering up the fact that that Coach Bitzkie, our uncouth gym tyrant, was a werewolf (they were).

It's part of the reason that we were so amped to get some time with rapcore quintet Daylight Coma for this installment of Artist of the Week - the other part being of course that its music, a gnarly assault of chaotic rap-rock, owns.

After the jump, find out which Tomball venue DC was banned from playing and why, how 9/11 was absolutely, scientifically planned, and why the racial similarities between rapcore bands is of no real consequence to anyone.

Rocks Off: Tell us a bit about how Daylight Coma came to be.

Minister of Information: First off, let me introduce myself. I am the one that talks before, after and during the songs. I am the Minister of Information and spokesman. My given name is Paul Osman. I am known as Col. South to the fans of my Web site www.riotusa.org, which is an alternative media site. I am known to the band as RIOT. Our band was formed in late 2008.

We stand for truth, justice and the human way. We are the voice of the voiceless. So far, we have encountered much ignorance and fear. We have been banned in Tomball for daring to say that 9/11 was an inside job onstage at Gary's Spot. A few small-minded poser bands refused to play with us because we were "too radical." But for the most part, our message has been received positively by real metal heads with open minds.

RO: Speaking of, "Riot USA" starts with a claim that the terrorist attacks that took place on 9/11 were an inside job. What's up with that? The Republicans called; they're totally pissed at you guys and the dude that made Loose Change.

MOI: Let's start with history: 9/11 was one of many "false flag operations" that governments have used since the days of the Roman Empire. Governments will stage an attack against their own people to scare them into submission and get them to accept limitations on their freedom and, more importantly, to get them behind a war usually fought for corporate interest.

Also, Operation Northwoods, that was introduced by the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the Kennedy administration, called for the bombing of American civilian targets to be blamed on Castro's Cuba. Kennedy refused to sign off on it and was so appalled that he introduced legislation that abolished the CIA and Federal Reserve. That was why he was assassinated.

As far as Republicans being mad, the left/right paradigm is a fraud. They really agree on the big issues. They are both controlled by a global cabal of international bankers that is trying to destroy our sovereignty and create an global fascist dictatorship known as the New World Order.

RO: So here's something we just realized: A lot of rapcore bands consist of a predominantly white rhythm section with a black guy at the forefront. (Rage Against the Machine, Rehab, POD, Bionic Jive, etc.) Is that a requisite when you're filling out your Rapcore Band Application?

MOI: As for a "requisite" for race among band members, as far as I am concerned there is none as long as they are knowledgeable of the music they play, write or sing. As far as I am concerned, we are all people of the world and all marked for death by the global cabal, so race doesn't mean a damn thing to me.

See Daylight Coma - and, presumably, all the members' intense hate for the government - July 1 at Scout Bar in Clear Lake. Check out the group's MySpace page for other show dates.

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