In William Gibson’s Neuromancer Screaming Fist is an operation run by Armitage with the purpose of destroying a Russian computer network by planting a virus in the system, but the attempt fails miserably if I remember it correctly. Not to worry though as Canada’s cut-ourselves-up-on-stage-til-everything-is-covered-in-blood punx have absolutely nothing to do with the cyber punk movement introdced in Gibson’s novel from 1984 apart from the author borrowing the title track from their first EP in the book.
The Viletones are thankfully for me very wellknown and there are tons of information on them online so I don’t have to write much here. Just google the bandname and you’ll find loads of info on their official site, myspace site, wikipedia etc and even a bunch of live clips from 1977 on youtube including this funny report on Canadian punk where the reporter asks Mr Nazi Dog while he cuts himself on stage. Very amusing all in all and great rude answers from everyone involved. Over and out as I have to be in class now.