DECEMBER 5, 2016
COVERAGE OF THE FIRST EVER "THE SOUND OF REVOLUTION" WHICH WAS HELD ON NOVEMBER 19TH IN EINDHOVEN, THE NETHERLANDS WITH A STACKED LINEUP THAT INCLUDED: MADBALL, LIFE OF AGONY, IGNITE, JUDGE, COCKNEY REJECTS, DISCHARGE, NO TURNING BACK AND MORE
R.I.P. MICKY FITZ OF THE BUSINESS
As many of you have probably already heard Micky Fitz of The Business passed away on December 1st. The band’s Facebook page had the following post:
As you may have already heard, Micky passed away yesterday morning after a long battle with cancer. Micky was a man who spoke his mind - he was always quick with a joke and three steps ahead of you in a conversation. He was also one of the best mates you could ask for. Everybody you speak to in the punk scene has their own Micky Fitz story, some of them more flattering than others as Mick didn’t pull any punches. He didn’t care what anybody thought of him and he always did things his own way. That is the thing about true characters - they have rough edges, they don’t fit into any box and they can be near impossible to deal with from time to time, but that’s what makes them so unique, it’s what makes them iconic, it’s what makes them special. There will never be another Micky Fitz. Our thoughts are with Mick’s family at this time, especially Kim and Jamie who have always been by his side through thick and thin. Finally thank you to Micky, for being relentlessly Micky Fitz, much loved and much missed. Micky has requested no flowers. If you would like to do something to remember him, please make a donation to Cancer Research in his name. CLICK HERE.
The “Kings Of Punk” POISON IDEA recently put out a 1 and a half minute trailer to a “feature full length with lots of music and words from filmmaker Mike Lastra”. Not much more in the way of info about this but from the looks of this short trailer it should be a barn burner to keep an eye on in the upcoming months. Check out the trailer HERE.
KILLING TIME will celebrate their 30th anniversary as a band in 2017 and have recently announced that they will be releasing their “Brightside” LP as well as the Raw Deal Demo on vinyl. Stay tuned for more details.
The UK’s VIOLENT REACTION have announced that they will be splitting up and have just two remaining shows left. The first is on January 14th in Los Angeles at The Echo and the final VR show will be held on January 21st in London, at the DIY Space For London. Lead singer Tom Pimlott says that the band members are all still friends and will remain playing together in other projects. “We just feel the band has run its course is all. Rather go out with a bang than fizzle out”. Violent Reaction holds the honor of being the first non-US band to put out a full length album on Revelation Records. Back in June of 2015 In Effect did an interview with them which you can check out HERE.
NOVEMBER 29, 2016
IN EFFECT'S FRESH BLOOD PAGE UPDATED WITH A LOOK AT NY'S ZERO RIGHTS
"I'd rather play to a crowd of people that didn't pay and are there to have a great time and dance than the arm crossers who don't want to spill their drinks."
NOVEMBER 25, 2016
PREVIEW THE NEW ACHE TRACK "PANIC KILLS" ONLY ON IN EFFECT HARDCORE
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PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW THROUGH DEAD CITY RECORDS
IRON REAGAN recently dropped a sampler from their new album titled “Crossover Ministry” due out on February 3rd on Relapse Records. You can listen to the new albums opening track “A Dying World” HERE. Pre-orders are also available now and not to be missed in this incredibly funny infomercial telling you all about “Crossover Ministry” and of course… how to order. Give a click HERE for more.
Recording for the new SLAPSHOT full length album starts on December 3rd at Wild Artic Studios in New Hampshire. The final product is expected to be released in early Spring 2017 on Bridge 9 Records.
Texas’ POWER TRIP deliver a teaser to their new album “Nightmare Logic” due out on February 22nd on Southern Lord. The first track to see light is titled “Firing Squad” and you can check that out by clicking HERE. Upcoming Power Trip shows include December 2nd at Emerson Theatre in Indianapolis, IN, December 3rd at the Hardcore Stadium in Cambridge, MA as part of the America’s Hardcore Fest, and January 5th at Barracuda in Austin, TX. Stay tuned for an announcement on a full blown U.S. tour In support of “Nightmare Logic” as well.
PISSED OFF RADIO is accepting submissions from unsigned and indie punk, hardcore and metal bands for its fourth annual charity compilation. This year's beneficiaries will be Pink Ink Fund (www.pinkinkfund.org) and T.E.A.L. Walk (www.tealwalk.org). These are two grass roots charities that directly help cancer patients with research and recovery. The previous Pissed Off Radio comps have raised over $5000.00 combined for various cancer charities.Bands can submit one song, in lossless WAV or FLAC format, by December 31, 2016. Submissions and questions can be directed to email@example.com Click below for more info.
NOVEMBER 13, 2016
IN EFFECT CATCHES UP WITH NYHC VETERAN EDDIE SUTTON AS WE DISCUSS HIS LATEST EFFORT; TRUTH & RIGHTS WHO HAVE JUST RELEASED THEIR DEBUT FULL LENGTH TITLED "LIES & SLIGHTS"
"I'm not one of these older hardcore people who wants to just play the same set every night. I want to also give the fans of this music something new and that's very important."
OCTOBER 29, 2016
A NEW INTERVIEW WITH THE REVAMPED AND REVIVED EDGEWISE FROM WEST CHESTER, PA
BAD BRAINS ROCK 'N ROLL HALL OF FAME NOMINATED AS WELL AS NEW H.R. BOOK DUE OUT IN JANUARY
BAD BRAINS recently were recently nominated to be inducted into the Rock ‘N Roll Hall Of Fame. There is a 2017 nominee fan vote that you can find at:
https://vote.rockhall.com that can help their cause as well. In addition be on the lookout for a new book titled “Finding Joseph I: An Oral History of H.R. from Bad Brains” which is due out in January 2017. The 272-page gripping story features interviews with H.R., his bandmates past and present, friends and those he has influenced and inspired. Lesser Gods Books who is behind this effort dubbed it the “first fully authorized biography” of Bad Brains’ frontman Paul “HR” Hudson. The book is a companion to an upcoming documentary film from James Lathos who along with Howie Abrams authored the “Finding Joseph I” book. The documentary promises to put many of the stories from the biography into moving pictures and will make its debut at London’s Doc and Roll Film Festival on November 10th. Co-author Howie Abrams was kind of enough to share 2 short passages from the book which you can read below, first from Minor Threat’s Ian Mackaye and then from HR. Pre-order information about the book can be found HERE.
“Bob Marley and other reggae guys would talk about, “mash it up.” It was a reggae kind of saying. This is a ridiculous theory of mine, but I think H.R. probably said “mash it up,” but because of his accent, which had this Rasta inflection, the New York kids heard, “MOSH it up,” and their dancing became “moshing.” It’s just a theory, but I haven’t heard a better one. I know he would say, “mash it up,” so “MOSH it up.” I think that’s where the term “moshing” originated. I could be wrong.”
“We didn’t know that “mashing it up” meant start tearing the club up. That’s what they thought we were saying. We weren’t saying that at all. I was just using the term to express exuberance and jubilance. Anyway, one day I was dancing and I dove out and everybody moved, and I landed flat on my face on the floor. Nobody was there to catch me.”
NEW POWER TRIP LP "NIGHTMARE LOGIC DUE OUT FEBRUARY, 2017
POWER TRIP are looking at an early February release for their new 8 track LP titled “Nightmare Logic” on Southern Lord. Much like their last release (2013’s “Manifest Decimation”) the recording was split between their home state of Texas and in Philadelphia, PA with Arthur Rizk. Look for teaser tracks, artwork, and track listings in mid-November.
SICK OF IT ALL’s new EP titled “When The Smoke Clears is due out November 4th and contains 5 new tracks. “Black Venom” is the first look at the new material and you can check out a lyric video of this song by clicking HERE. NYC is where it all started for SOIA and on the weekend of December 9th through the 11th they will play 3 NY shows dubbed the “Tri-Boro Tour” which will make stops at smaller venues in Brooklyn (St Vitus), Manhattan (Bowery Electric) and Queens (Blackthorn 51).
Germany’s RYKERS have a mid-November release for a 4 song split 7” with Portugal’s GRANKAPO titled “Outcasts Won’t Fall” on Hell Xis Records. 2017 will be Rykers’ 25th anniversary and they will be releasing a special 7” in 2017 to celebrate this milestone. December will be a busy month with a headlining date set up in Jakarta Indonesia on December 3rd, Thessaloniki, Greece on December 16th, and another headlining spot on December 17th in Sofia, Bulgaria as part of the HC-X-MAS Festival.
HONG KONG'S KING LY CHEE BOOKED FOR SUMMER RETURN TO U.S. NORTHEAST
Hong Kong’s KING LY CHEE made some waves earlier this year by getting added as an opener to a short run of Northeast shows with Sick Of It All. On that tour they gave out free copies of their (at the time) new 3 song EP titled “Be Water”. Things went so well that the band has confirmed that they will return for another run of shows in the Northeast in the summer of 2017 as well as plans to record their next studio album here in the States while on that trip. Make sure to check out their singer’s website www.UniteAsia.org which covers many aspects of the widely under-reported Asian underground music scene. Photo by: Rich Zoeller.
Fresh off a European tour in October with fellow Virginian’s DOWN TO NOTHING Richmond’s BREAK AWAY will soon be hitting the studio to record their sophomore LP which will feature 10 new songs and be titled “Cross My Heart”. Look for this new one in the spring of 2017 on React! Records.
TERROR are working on a new 7” with Triple B Records titled “The Walls Will Fall” for 2017 although the amount of tracks and a release date are still not announced.
NYC’s MAXIMUM PENALTY are also gearing up for new music in 2017 as they have confirmed they will be doing a new 7” with Reaper Records with recording to start by years end.
OCTOBER 15, 2016
NEW INTERVIEW WITH JEREMY & MADISON OF FURY FROM SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
"We set out to make a hardcore/punk LP, so we wrote and recorded on our own, the best
hardcore/punk LP we could and I think it turned out cool."
IN EFFECT'S JOSH DERR CATCHES UP WITH LEE FARRELLY OF NYHC COMICS (VIDEO INTERVIEW)
In Effect’s Josh Derr just might pop up anywhere and at last week’s NY Comic Con he ran into Lee Farrelly of NYHC Comics at their booth at this annual convention. NYHC Comics is a store in Dobbs Ferry, NY that sells comic books, horror memorabilia, toys, t-shirts, records and more. Josh did a quick on the spot 3 minute interview with Lee about his store and you can check that out HERE. Run time 3:07.
FULL SCALE RIOT TO RELEASE "EMPOWER" FULL LENGTH ON NOVEMBER 25TH
NY/NJ based FULL SCALE RIOT will release their debut full length titled “Empower” on Friday November 25th on Eulogy Recordings. The follow up to their 2015 “Depopulation” EP will feature 9 new tracks. Look for pre-order info somewhere before the end of October.
NYC’s BRAIN SLUG have finally released their new 15 track full length titled “Live In Power” and is now available as a “name your price” download via their Bandcamp page with the LP version on the way from Just A Audial in the US and Hardware Records in the EU. “Live In Power” was mastered by Don Fury and a West Coast tour is in the works as well. Brain Slug’s description of themselves in pretty cool and we quote… “this is no-frills hardcore punk for purists who need substance over style without sacrificing the abrasion. Think Citizen's Arrest trying to rewrite “Set It Off”. Click HERE for more info.
ANGEL DU$T recently played a 10am show on a Tuesday in Malaysia on a flight layover and our brother website UNITE ASIA has all the details which you can check out HERE. Article include photos and video from the show which also included a few Turnstile tracks as well.
REVELATION RECORDS will be putting out the debut 7” from SEARCH who feature members from Floorpunch, Hands Tied, Turning Point, and Mouthpiece. The new EP will be titled “Between The Lines” and will be out in early 2017. You can listen to the title track by clicking HERE.
More Rev news with a new DOWN TO NOTHING live album titled “Live On The James” due out on January 16th. This will be the first ever live record in the history of Revelation Records. “Live On The James” was recorded on October 25th, 2015 at the Broadberry in Richmond, VA. Pre-orders become available in December.
Revelation is on a roll also announcing that they will be putting out BEYOND’s “No Longer At Ease” LP on December 16th. “No Longer At Ease” was originally released in 1989 by Combined Effort Records and later reissued in 1997 on CD by Some Records. This is the first time "No Longer At Ease" has been available again on any format since then. The Revelation Records reissue of their full-length LP "No Longer At Ease" is remastered from the original analog tapes, features original artwork, is pressed on limited color vinyl, and includes digital download. Pre-orders should be up within a few weeks.
SPECIAL BENEFIT SHOW FOR THE FAMILY OF ROB MCALLASTER WHO PLAYED IN IRON CHIC & CAPITAL ON OCTOBER 22ND ON LONG ISLAND
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A very special hardcore super-group of sorts has formed, appropriately calling themselves HARDCORE JUKEBOX. Members include (but not limited to) Gary Bennett, Vinnie Value, and Mike Delorenzo of Kill Your Idols and Dean of No Redeeming Social Value. The main mission of this hardcore alliance is to honor the life of Rob McAllaster former Iron Chic/ Capital guitarist and to raise money for his family. "NYHC takes care if its own, and we are honored to have the opportunity to do just that", says Gary Bennett (KYI/Sheer Terror), guitarist. "Rob was a big part of the Long Island Hardcore scene and we wanna honor his memory and contribution with a meaningful celebration. Also, his loss hits home with those of us who have a family and children." Hardcore Jukebox's setlist for this one-time special gig at Amityville Music Hall on Oct.22 is a mash up of classic anthems and standard tunes that everyone in attendance is sure to know. "We chose the name of our band because what we do is play the hits, baby" stated Dean/ No Redeeming Social Value. SBC Productions who is the collective behind bringing many great acts (H2O, Murphy's Law, Wisdom in Chains & many other notables) to the Long Island area over the last year is an ally in HCJB's plan to make this show something truly memorable for hardcore fans. Confirmed rumors say that the setlist, in addition to classics by AF, Warzone, 7 Seconds, and other roots hardcore/ punk bands, will also highlight hits by the members of Hardcore Jukebox, as well as some "surprise guests" popping in to help out. "We've got friends/members from our former bands that once they heard we were getting together and jamming, pledged their time and support to make the Hardcore Jukebox set one that people will be talking about as something monumental, so you don't wanna be the one who missed this." says Vinnie Value." "This is going to be really, really fun. we are pulling out all the stops for this show. AMH is a great place for shows.. the best place, in my opinion, on Long Island right now. I would say most everyone there is a friend of Rob, or knew him casually, or are at least fans of the music he played. He was a great guy. I hope this raises up spirits, and some a little something extra for his family.", says Gary. SUPPORT!
NYHC's OWN MALTA THE DAMAGER DROPS NEW PROMO VIDEO SET TO EGH'S "GOON SQUAD"
NYHC’s favorite underground wrestling sensation MALTA THE DAMAGER (aka James Dijan) brings us a new 3 minute video clip of him in action set to EVERYBODY GETS HURT’s “Goon Squad” track. Check it out HERE. In Effect also did an interview with MTD back in 2012. Click HERE to check it!
Innerstrength Records and MACHINIST from Georgia will team up for a new record in early 2017. Machinist has been around since 2011 and have two 7”s, a split with Reno’s Vampirates as well as a 2015 full length titled “Pronegative” which came out on Eulogy Recordings. Check in with Machinist by going HERE.
Holland’s ALL FOR NOTHING are back at it and in the studio recording their 5th full length which will be out in early 2017 on GSR Entertainment. Brian “Mitts” Daniels of Madball is handling the production for this new release which is the follow up to 2014’s “What Lies Within Us”.
Look out for VANISHING LIFE’s debut album titled “Surveillance” which is due out on November 11th on Dine Alone Records. The group includes members Walter Schreifels (Quicksand/Gorilla Biscuits) as well as members who have been parts of Bad Religion and Rise Against among others. You can check out the new track “Realist” by clicking HERE. Vanishing Life put out their debut 2 song 7” in 2014.
DEAD MANS CHEST from London have a new album out titled “Violent Days” on BDHW Records. 10 new tracks with a bunch of guest appearances including Terror’s Scott Vogel and Jorge from Merauder. You can watch the video for the new track “Burden To Bear” by clicking HERE.
OCTOBER 8, 2016
IN EFFECT HARDCORE REACHES 1 MILLION VIEWS MARK
In Effect Hardcore started on February 12th, 2012 and on October 7th, 2016 we had our 1 millionth visit to the site. If you are looking at a major corporations website or a website attached to a pop superstar 1 million visits is not that special. This website (and the fanzine that came before it) was always based in DIY ethics and keeping the underground aspect of it first and foremost and we are proud to say that. Hardcore bands are not household names, in most cases don’t sell out huge stadiums and do not sell hundreds of thousands of records and to reach as many people as we have basically by word of mouth and social media is fucking awesome. We would like to thank EVERYONE who had a hand in this including all the contributors that have given their time and effort in some way, the bands who openly provide info and to all the regular and irregular visitors to this site. Without your support this doesn’t happen. CW- October, 2016. Art by: CHUN ONE
SEPTEMBER 29, 2016
#VOICES- THIS IS HARDCORE 2016
IN EFFECT CANVASES THE THIS IS HARDCORE BACK STAGE AND PARKING LOT AREAS TO INTERVIEW 25 SEPERATE BAND MEMBERS WHO PERFORMED AT THIS YEARS FESTIVAL
This November be on the lookout for “The Extermination Vol, 3” from FLATSPOT RECORDS which is the third in a series of compilations that features 9 brand new songs that are exclusive to this release. Bands and track listing is as follows: TERROR “Other Worlds”, COUNTDOWN “Average Man”, DISGRACE “Hunt/Reprise”, MANIPULATE “Shadow Walker”, PIECE BY PIECE “Hating You”, TAKE OFFENSE “Enter The Center”, HIGHER POWER “World Gone Mad”, FRIEND OR FOE “Invincible”, and D.C. DISORDER “Naïve To A World”. This compilation will be released on 12” vinyl, cassette and digital platforms and is scheduled to be release on November 11th. Check in with Flatspot for more info.
The Washington state based band G.L.O.S.S. have announced they will be breaking up but not before they play the Not Dead Yet Fest this October in Toronto as well as a farewell show in the Northwest which is still to be announced. G.L.O.S.S. first caught our attention with their January 2015 demo followed by their “Trans Day Of Revenge” EP which came out this past June. You can listen to either of these releases by going HERE.
BORROWED TIME from Rochester, NY have sneak peaked a new track titled “Final Curtain Call” which is off their upcoming EP titled “Poisonous Grace” which is due out in October on Surface Records. The new release will have 5 brand new songs and a cover of S.O.D.’s “United Forces”. “Final Curtain Call” features guest vocals by Ray of Brick By Brick and Full Blown Chaos and another new song titled “Judas Kiss” has guest vocals by Karl from Earth Crisis. Listen to the new track HERE.
SEPTEMBER 18, 2016
IN EFFECT CATCHES UP WITH NIELS AND DAAN OF HOLLAND'S CORNERED TO GET
SOME INFO ON ONE OF THE BEST HARDCORE BANDS ON THE EUROPEAN SCENE TODAY
IN EFFECT'S FRESH BLOOD PAGE UPDATED WITH WEST CHESTER, PA'S NATION OF WOLVES
HARLEY FLANAGAN’S “LIFE OF MY OWN” BOOK NOW AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE
HARLEY FLANAGAN’s 448 page “Life Of My Own” biography which is due out on September 27th is now available for purchase through Amazon.com. If you would like to meet the founder member of the legendary Cro-Mags he will be doing book signings at Manitoba’s which is located at 99 Avenue B in NYC on September 27th from 7-9pm.
SICK OF IT ALL’s new EP “When The Smoke Clears” is due out November 4th and will come with a book celebrating the band’s 30 years in existence with rare photos and thoughts/liner notes from fellow musicians they have shared the stage with over the years. Track listing for this EP is as follows: “When The Smoke Clears”, “Black Venom”, “Doomed Campaign”, “Blood & Steel”, and “Fortress”. SOIA’s last release was “Last Act Of Defiance” which came out in September of 2014.
The new THE LAST STAND EP titled “This Is Real” is coming along with an expected release for late 2016/early 2017. Recorded by Jerry Farley who worked with the band on their last effort “The Time Is Now”. Track listing is as follows: “This Is Real”, “The Ride”, “Path Of The Righteous”, “Still Bleeding” and a cover of “Big Mouth” by Gorilla Biscuits. Look for “This Is Real” to be released in digital, CD and vinyl formats. Check out a short sampling by clicking HERE.
MY REALITY ENTERTAINMENT is the new label being put forth by LEEWAY frontman Eddie Sutton. The first release of this new venture will be the debut album from TRUTH & RIGHTS who Eddie also sings for. The 10 song full length is titled “Lies And Sleights” and will be out first digitally around Halloween followed up shortly afterwards with a CD version. You can catch Truth & Rights on October 30th (along with Leeway) at the Blue Room in Secaucus, NJ where Eddie along with Tripsquad Productionz have started booking shows with the idea of having regular Saturday and Sunday metal and hardcore meatiness. EddieLeeway156@gmail.com for more info on the bookings and in case you missed it the track “Games” off of that Truth & Rights debut can be heard HERE.
NY’s AGITATOR have announced they have broken up.
Holland’s ALL FOR NOTHING will be playing This Is Africa Fest on November 5th in Nairobi, Kenya. The show is hosted by the Rock Society of Kenya and the Hardcore Help Foundation from Germany. Locals Rash, Last Year’s Tragedy, and Rish are also on the bill. Click HERE to see a short promo clip from All For Nothing’s singer Cindy.
Be on the lookout for HOTHEADS, a new band out of NYC who just put out a 5 song EP online that will soon be released in cassette form via Just A Audial. Featuring members of Brain Slug, Deflect, Krimewatch and NYC Headhunters. Click HERE to check out their new release which you can download for a “name your price”. Info on how to order the cassette can be found there as well.
SEPTEMBER 3, 2016
PART 3 OF IN EFFECT'S LOOK AT THE OCCUPATIONS OF SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE BANDS
INCLUDES MEMBERS OF: IGNITE, KNUCKLEDUST, KING LY CHEE, AGNOSTIC FRONT, WISDOM IN CHAINS, WAR ON WOMEN, REGULATE, STRIFE, BREAK AWAY, DEATH THREAT & MORE!
AUGUST 28, 2016
NEW "20 QUESTIONS WITH" INTERVIEW WITH CHRIS LUFT OF GERMAN JUGGERNAUT RYKERS
AUGUST 26, 2016
JOSH DERR GIVES A RUNDOWN OF HIS 4 DAY HARDCORE WEEKEND IN PHILLY
IN EFFECT HARDCORE MILITARY GREEN SHIRTS NOW IN STOCK ON A LIMITED RUN
In Effect Hardcore military green shirts on high quality Gildan t's are now in stock. $16.00 gets you one and some stickers WITHIN THE USA and includes shipping. Sizes run from Small through 3XL. Paypal ID: Ineffecthc@aol.com Outside the USA contact for prices/shipping to your country.