And the first early-90s band from the Earache Records roster to use their name to sell soap is North Carolina’s Confessor. How folksy! Pictured above is the manly type, and the band’s official website also sells a lavender variety “for girls.”
This is obviously home-made, because the logo-stamped bars are shaped like glass bread pans, one of the easiest containers for cooling hot soap.
I’ve been making soap in my apartment for the last couple years. It’s potent, noxious stuff if you’re not careful. My first round, I tried to cool the bars on a cookie sheet. After 10 minutes I heard a sizzling noise, and found the soap had already burned halfway through the metal tray. If you splatter a little uncured soap on your arms or legs, it will itch after 15 minutes — once your skin is liquefied.
I’m into this. And if I lived nearby, I’d line up to buy Confessor brand bread, wine, and cheese, too.