“Under the leadership of local punk veterans Tim Offensive and Nick Stix, Pyroklast has flame-thrown its dirtball hardcore across the Isthmus, while also spreading some of its fire to help ignite Madison’s underground punk-show circuit. Additionally, Offensive has launched his own record label, Offensive Media—its most recent release is a split LP between Pyroklast and its fellow Sconnie pulverizers, Wartorn (from Appleton). The mighty quintet recently returned to Madison from a tour of the East Coast, just in time to prepare for an opening slot with the legendary D.R.I. at the High Noon Saloon on Nov. 20. In anticipation, The A.V. Club sits down with vocalist Offensive, drummer Stix, bassist Anthony Moraga, and guitarists Jeremy Zumm and (A)Brandon All Hope to discuss politics, leg locks, and why Pyroklast is not a crust-punk band.”