John Porcelly

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John Porcelly
Also known as Paramananda Das
Origin United States
Genres Punk rock, hardcore punk
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Guitar, vocals
Associated acts Project X
Young Republicans
Violent Children
Youth of Today
Never Surrender
Last of the Famous
Gorilla Biscuits

John 'Porcell' Porcelly (a.k.a. Paramananda Das) (Born February 3rd, 1967) was the guitarist for the American 1980s hardcore bands Young Republicans, Violent Children, Youth Of Today[1] and Judge.[2] He also sang in Project X (under the pseudonym Slam), and has had stints in other bands such as Bold and Gorilla Biscuits. More recently he has played in bands like Shelter, Never Surrender and Last of the Famous.

He also wrote and published the fanzine War on Illusion and ran the record label/fanzine Schism along with Alex Brown (Gorilla Biscuits/Side By Side/Project X). Porcelly currently runs the record label Fight Fire with Fire.

In 2006, Bold reunited with Porcell on second guitar and besides doing a European tour they are also in the progress of writing and recording a new album. He also sang a live set of 80s straight edge cover songs with the Florida band Gator Bait at Florida's Significant Records Fest. The set included songs from his previous projects Youth of Today, Project X and Judge.

Prior to his joining of Shelter John Porcelly took interest in the spiritual movement 'International Society for Krishna Consciousness' and has maintained interest in it since; he is an active member of ISKCON. He is referred in ISKCON by his 'spiritual' name - "Paramananda Das"


  1. ^ True, Christopher M. "Biography: Youth of Today". AMG. Retrieved 19 May 2010. 
  2. ^ Downey, Ryan J. "Biography: Judge". AMG. Retrieved 19 May 2010.