JUNE 26, 2016
NEW INTERVIEW WITH IGNITE'S FOUNDING MEMBER AND BASSIST BRETT RASMUSSEN
“We didn’t have a singer when we got our first tour offer, so we started auditioning all these guys. Zoli was seriously the last guy we were going to audition. He was a friend of our former guitar player. When he came in the rehearsal room and we started playing the first song, we all stopped playing halfway through the first song, it was pretty apparent that the guy had a ridiculous voice and he could sing in time, and he was on key and good at projecting. At that point, I kind of thought the sky was the limit with Ignite.”
TRUTH AND RIGHTS SHARE THE NEW TRACK "GAMES" OFF OF THEIR UPCOMING FULL LENGTH
TRUTH AND RIGHTS have just released a little sample to their upcoming album titled “Lies And Sleights”. The track offered up is titled “Games” and although not yet mastered delivers with that signature voice of Eddie Sutton leading the way. The old-school Leeway frontman has put together a group that includes other seasoned NYHC veterans. The name Truth And Rights has been around since 2010 when they released a 3 song EP with Six Feet Under Records. 2016 brings a new start for the band. Look for the digital release to drop first followed by a CD version. The rest of the Truth And Rights lineup is rounded out with: Rey Fonseca-guitar, Zack Thorne-guitar, John Doherty- bass and Dimi Douvas, drums. Click the photo above to listen to the track “Games”. Click HERE for more.
Boston based SPIRITS head over to Europe starting July 20th with a tour that runs through August 21st. The band has put together a fun tour preview video which you can check out HERE. It runs a little over a minute in length and you may actually learn something along the way. Spirits have all of their releases available for free download on their Bandcamp page which you can access HERE. Their guitarist Charles will be documenting this upcoming tour for a future In Effect Hardcore feature.
Cavis Tapes has this pretty amazing DOWN TO NOTHING video up on Vimeo capturing the band’s Sound & Fury set from June 10th in Los Angeles. Click HERE to watch it. Check @cavistapes for more info.
Sticking to cool footage check out TURNSTILE doing “Canned Heat” at France’s Hellfest from June 19th. Click HERE to watch. Footage by: @immortalizr Look for an upcoming interview with Turnstile drummer Daniel Fang ("D-Fang") in the upcoming weeks here on In Effect. Daniel also plays in Angel Du$t, Praise and the recently disbanded Mindset and we discuss his time with each band and the newly formed Pop Wig Records.
Another week and another NYC venue is closing its doors. Last week we told you about the Grand Victory in Brooklyn closing as of July 31st and now comes word that THE ACHERON located at 57 Waterbury Street (also in Brooklyn) will also be closing as of July 9th with their Facebook page stating that there are numerous factors including that the space can no longer be used for shows.
JUNE 17, 2016
NEW INTERVIEW WITH HONG KONG'S KING LY CHEE AND EXCLUSIVE STREAM TO THEIR NEW EP "BE WATER". LOOK FOR KING LY CHEE OPENING FOR SICK OF IT ALL ON EAST COAST US DATES IN JULY
INTRODUCING DOWN FOR LIFE
MAGAZINE OUT NOW!
DOWN FOR LIFE MAGAZINE is a brand new magazine out of the UK. The debut launch issue just came out this past week and as you can see from the photo it has a stacked lineup. In Effect Hardcore is happy to announce that our recent “20 Questions With” interview with Sick Of It All’s Craig Setari is included in part in this issue as well as a NYHC “Scene Report” written by us as well. In the future In Effect and Down For Life plan to continue to work together on some collaborations with Down For Life currently aiming to be a bi-annual publication. Currently this issue is available in select UK stores and through mail order throughout the world with US distribution set to start within the month at which time you can find it in stores like Barnes and Noble. With a press run of 7000 copies Down For Life is set to make a major statement when it comes to coverage for hardcore bands worldwide. Click HERE for ordering info.
NY’s THE LAST STAND who feature members of Shutdown and Inhuman will be entering Nova Studios in July with producer/engineer Jerry Farley to record a new EP. The band will be recording 4 brand new songs, along with a cover track. This new EP will serve as the follow up to their debut LP “The Time Is Now” which came out in 2013. Look for this new EP to be out in late 2016 with release date and label still to be determined. Follow TLS HERE for more info.
CRUEL HAND have a new video out now for the track “Dead Eyes Watching” which will be on their upcoming album “Your World Won’t Listen” due out September 9th on Hopeless Records. Watch it HERE.
Since our last update happened we have seen some “goodbye” announcements from a few bands and 1 venue with NY’s LIVING LASER announcing their break up in late May.
California’s LIONHEART have also announced that they will be breaking up but not immediately with a July European tour still on tap, one more EP, a split release with a still unannounced band and a final show in Oakland on December 10th.
Staying in California LIFE FOR A LIFE have announced that they will be taking a hiatus and will have a final show announcement before this hiatus starts scheduled for sometime this summer.
Vancouver BC’s TRUE IDENTITY has also broken up effective immediately.
The venue effected is THE GRAND VICTORY which is one of the better NYC venues located in Brooklyn. July 31st will be the last show at The Grand Victory at its current location as their owners look for a new location and hope to be open in early 2017.
MAY 26, 2016
COVERAGE OF THE 2016 BLACK 'N BLUE BOWL HELD ON MAY 14TH IN NYC
MAY 22, 2016
NEW VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH AARON & ZACH OF BANE JUST BEFORE THEIR FINAL
PHILADELPHIA SHOW ON MAY 7, 2016. RUN TIME: 12:57
FRESH BLOOD PAGE UPDATED WITH NYC'S A BREED APART
STRONGER THAN BEFORE RECORDS RE-ISSUES CROWN OF THORNZ’
“TRAIN YARD BLUES” ON VINYL WITH MULTIPLE VARIANTS
New Jersey’s Stronger Than Before Records has released a vinyl re-issue of the Crown Of Thornz debut “Train Yard Blues” which originally was released by Equal Vision Records in 1995. The STB release is a limited edition of 500 copies with multiple variants that include extras from a bonus 7" with unreleased material from the 90's to interviews, patches, stickers and much more. STB Records also has plans to re-issue C.O.T.’s 1996 follow up “Mentally Vexed” on vinyl towards the end of this summer as well. Click HERE for more info and click on the graphic above to watch a short clip of STB Records putting the special packaging together.
BY ANY MEANS FANZINE:
Check out the debut issue of By Any Means Fanzine which was available earlier this year at the United Blood Fest this past March and now available online with a nice easy to read format. Interviews with: Down To Nothing, Break Away, Regulate, Jawk Recotrds and Friend Or Foe. 28 pages, nice easy to read online layout. Worth your time and at $0.00 a mother-fucking STEAL! Click HERE.
NYC’S ABC NO RIO SET FOR RESTRUCTURE:
ABC No Rio which has been a big part of the NYC underground scene for decades will be closing in June as the building they occupy gets “re-structured” and will be back at a later date. The NY Times has a short bit of info which you can read HERE.
MAY 8, 2016
IN EFFECT CHECKS IN WITH REGULATE'S FRONTMAN SEBASTIAN PABA TO FIND OUT ABOUT ONE OF THE BEST YOUNG BANDS ON THE RISE IN THE HARDCORE SCENE
CHECK OUT THE NEW PUNKLANTA WEBSITE WHICH IS HERE TO SHED LIGHT ON THE UNDERGROUND MUSIC SCENES IN THE ATL FROM PUNK TO HARDCORE TO METAL. CLICK IMAGE TO ENTER
MAY 1, 2016
LEWIS DIMMICK CATCHES UP WITH TODD "YOUTH" SCHOFIELD TO FIND OUT ABOUT THIS NEW BAND/LINEUP WHICH ALSO FEATURES CRO-MAG JOHN JOSEPH ON VOCALS AS WELL AS MEMBERS FROM MONSTER MAGNET & QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE
CHECK OUT THE OFFICIAL BLACK 'N BLUE BOWL 2016 TRAILER
Click above to check out the trailer for the 2016 Black ‘N Blue Bowl which will happen on May 14th at Webster Hall in NYC. Tickets and info for this show can also be seen HERE: There will also be a Black ‘N Blue sponsored show on Sunday May 15th at the Bowery Electric (which is just a few steps away from the hallowed ground that used to be known as CBGB’s). May 15th at the Bowery Electric already features 2 up and coming bands in Countdown and Impact with more names to be announced soon.
SICK OF IT ALL BROTHERS PETE & LOU KOLLER TALK TATTOOS WITH BEYOND THE INK MAG
Brothers Pete and Lou Koller from Sick Of It All did a 5 minute video interview with Beyond The Ink Mag where they discuss their tattoos among other tattoo related stories from the world of Sick Of It All. Click above to watch the video and click HERE to check out some extra photos and insight from the Beyond The Ink folks.
THE BARBER COLLECTIVE BLOG TAKES AN INSIDE LOOK AT AGNOSTIC FRONT'S MIKE GALLO
Check out a cool article called “In The Beginning Part 3” which features a look at Agnostic Front’s bass player Mike Gallo. Mike is a barber by trade when he is not playing with AF and this article takes a look at how he ended up as a barber as well as some other cool personal info on him as well. Part of “The Barber Collective Blog” which somehow ties the hardcore scene to the barber scene.United And Strong! Click the photo to the left to read it.
SUMMER TOUR & NEW ALBUM IN THE WORKS FOR BOSTON'S SPIRITS
Spirts out of Boston have been busy of late working on material for a new LP which should be out by late summer and features 12 new songs. In the next couple of days Spirits will announce dates for a month long European tour which will kick off on July 20th and run through August 22nd. In addition Spirits have a track titled “Dirty Freedom” on an upcoming compilation featuring 8 bands titled “Youth Crew” on Positive and Focused Records out of the Netherlands. The mid-summer release can be streamed and pre-ordered by going HERE. It doesn’t end there though as Spirits just last month released two separate 7”s (with the same tracks on both). One was with Peru’s Tomar Control on Spedowax Records, and the second was with Virginia Beach’s Die Faster on State Of Mind/Coin Toss Records. Goodwill Records from Germany ALSO have a split on the way featuring Spirits along with Italy’s 081. Find out more by visiting their Facebook page which is highlighted at the start of this paragraph.
ANCHOR & PERFECT PEOPLE BREAK UP
Both Anchor from Sweden and Perfect People from St Louis have announced they are breaking up. Anchor were together for a total of 9 years and Perfect People got their start in 2012. Perfect People were featured on our FRESH BLOOD page in 2014 and will play their last show at the Gateway To The West Festival in St Louis on Sept.17th.
AMERICAN NIGHTMARE & RIFF WARS BRING US A MULTI-ANGLE VIDEO OF THE TRACK "AMERICAN DEATH" BEING PERFORMED FOR THE FIRST TIME
Check out a great multi-angle video made by Riff Wars of American Nightmare playing a new song “American Death” for the first time by clicking above. The track was recorded at Echoplex in Los Angeles on April 15th.
APRIL 24, 2016
A BRAND NEW INTERVIEW WITH MEMBERS OF BILLY CLUB SANDWICH WHO MAKE THEIR RETURN ON MAY 14TH AT THE BLACK 'N BLUE BOWL IN NYC AFTER A 6 YEAR HIATUS
APRIL 16, 2016
IN EFFECT CATCHES UP WITH BURN'S CHAKA MALIK IN THIS NEW INTERVIEW WITH TOPICS THAT RANGE FROM HIS FINDING HARDCORE IN NYC TO CURRENT DAY BURN
"As far as me getting into hardcore I got into it by mistake at an emergency room because
my little sister had sprayed oven cleaner in her eyes"
APRIL 9, 2016
PART 2 OF OUR 2 PART VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH SUNNY SINGH WHO HAS MADE HIS HATE5SIX WEBSITE THE GO TO PLACE TO WATCH LIVE HARDCORE VIDEOS
NEW BREED DOCUMENTARY MAKES PHILADELPHIA SCREENING DEBUT THIS SUNDAY
New York Hardcore was undergoing a transition at the end of the '80s and this generational shift was exemplified by the bands that were featured on the now classic cassette compilation New Breed. The story of the tape is at heart the story of NYC and the kids who grew up in its five boroughs as well as related outposts in Long Island/Yonkers. A unique set of social/economic circumstances during the '70s and '80s forged the individuals that went on to make up the legendary New York Hardcore scene.
This full length documentary profiles the band members, fanzine editors, record label heads, and fans that made up this vibrant scene. It's unheard of for a feature film to focus on an outdated analog format like a cassette compilation, but it is through the eyes of these individuals that a spotlight is shined onto those tumultuous times and what is ultimately a tribute to a bygone era. Click above image for screening details.
THE NYHC CHRONICLES FILM GETTING CLOSER TO COMPLETION
“The New York Hardcore Chronicles Film” which is still in the works could be out by this coming December. The film, which is the brainchild of Antidote frontman and filmmaker Drew Stone, will deliver slices and chunks of NYHC in an “episodic” way that covers the old and the new featuring interviews with many of NY’s main players, including Agnostic Front’s Roger Miret and Vinnie Stigma, Freddy Madball, Ray Of Today Cappo, Civ, Sick Of It All’s Lou Koller, Mike Judge, Harley Flannigan and dozens more. The film should run approximately two hours, featuring live clips and photos spanning 1979 to the present. Follow the NYHC Chronicles Facebook page to keep on top of updates and the film’s actual release date as soon as it becomes available.
A BREED APART DEBUT NEW TRACK “HARDCORE STRONG”
NY’s A Breed Apart are currently working on their first full length which they expect to have released later in 2016. For now you can check out one of their new tracks titled “Hardcore Strong” and look out for a “Fresh Blood” feature with the band here on In Effect in the upcoming months. Click HERE for new music. Photo by: Mattis Photo.
ITALY’S RAGE CAGE PREVIEW NEW TRACK WHICH WILL BE PART OF A NEW COMPILATION ON
ASSURD RECORDS THIS SPRING
Our dudes from Italy RAGE CAGE are back with a new song titled “Choke On Your Fame” which will be part of a 8 band compilation on Italy’s Assurd Records. The compilation will be available on cassette in May at the Venice hardcore Fest as well as 12” vinyl in late June and will be titled “Still Pounding In”. The lineup for this compilation features all hardcore bands from Italy and will include Rage Cage, Chains, Angler, Misery For A Living, xDefinitex, Siege Stompers, Hittin’ Random, and Knightzz. For more info get in touch with Assurd Records HERE.
Click HERE for the new Rage Cage track.
APRIL 5, 2016
PART 1 OF OUR 2 PART VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH SUNNY SINGH WHO HAS MADE HIS HATE5SIX WEBSITE THE GO TO PLACE TO WATCH LIVE HARDCORE VIDEOS
MARCH 28, 2016
MARCH 26, 2016
NEW "20 QUESTIONS WITH" INTERVIEW WITH SICK OF IT ALL'S CRAIG SETARI
CHECK OUT HATE 5 SIX'S NEW VIDEO... THIS IS HARDCORE 2016... THE DEBATE
Hate 5 Six along with the crew from the This Is Hardcore Festival have put together a 7 plus minute sketch video poking fun at this year’s presidential candidates as well as themselves. Click on the image above to watch the clip. This Is Hardcore runs from August 4th through the 7th in Philadelphia, PA. Full lineups to be announced this Monday.
MARCH 12, 2016
NEW "20 QUESTIONS WITH" INTERVIEW WITH MAD JOE OF WISDOM IN CHAINS
The 2016 Black ‘N Blue Bowl is coming together with American Nightmare as this year’s headliner. This year will be a one day event being held at NYC’s Webster Hall on Saturday May 14th. Look for a few more bands to be added as the date gets nearer with an additional smaller show on the Lower East Side of NY to be announced for the May 14th weekend as well. Keep your eyes peeled to the BNB Productions Facebook page for further announcements. Tickets can be had through PitchforkNY by clicking on the show flyer to the left.
Baltimore’s Angel Du$t will be releasing a new 13 song album titled “Rock The Fuck On Forever” via Pop Wig Records this May. They have released a new song titled “Stay” which you can listen to HERE. “Rock The Fuck On Forever” is the follow up to 2014’s “A.D.” Photobooth Records has pre-orders up now for a 2 song “Stay” 7 inch single with the A-side being the track “Stay” and the B-side being a non-LP track titled “Keep My Cool”. Pre-orders for the LP on Pop Wig will be up soon.
NY’s The Wilding Incident will soon be releasing their debut 4 song EP through Reaper Records titled “Prey For The Wolfpack”. For those unfamiliar with the name The Wilding Incident, the band features Ezec aka Danny Diablo from Crown Of Thornz, Skarhead on vocals, and also has Maximum Penalty lead singer Jimmy Williams on drums. Reaper will be releasing this EP on vinyl with 800 pressed on white vinyl and 200 on black vinyl. There is also a cassette version limited to only 250 copies. Check out the track “That Cell” by clicking HERE.
NY’s Backtrack will be playing in Moscow, Russia (June 16th) and St Petersburg, Russia (June 17th) as an extension of their European summer tour which also includes them playing at France’s Hellfest in mid-June, and Vainstream’s Rockfest in Germany in early July. More European summer tour dates will be announced shortly. Backtrack is currently writing for a new LP. Backtrack’s guitarist Ricky Singh runs Flatspot Records which has new releases on the way from Mizery, Friend Or Foe, and Suburban Scum.
Burn is currently working on a new 3 song EP which will be out this spring featuring 1 brand new track and 2 older tracks that were never put out on any of their studio releases. They have been playing a lot of shows as of late and one in particular was caught by Hate 5 Six. You can watch Burn’s complete set from March 4th at Underground Arts in Philadelphia, PA by clicking HERE. Coincidentally In Effect should have interviews on the way with both Burn and Hate 5 Six’s Sunny Singh in the near future. Burn now has an official website which you can check out by clicking on their photo taken by: JC Photo Media.
This past January All For Nothing from The Netherlands once again traveled to Southeast Asia and played shows in Singapore, Malaysia, The Philippines, Hong Kong and China. A 5 minute tour video was mashed together from various live and behind the scene videos taken which you can see HERE. All For Nothing is on GSR Music with their last release being 2014’s full length “What Lies Within Us”. Back in April of 2012 we did an interview with AFN which you can read HERE.
MARCH 5, 2016
COVERAGE OF THE BLAST FURNACE PRODUCTIONS BENEFIT SHOW FOR OUR VETERANS
PHOTOS BY: RICH ZOELLER & MATTIS PHOTO
MURPHY'S LAW, INHUMAN, ENRAGE, REASON ENOUGH, ACHE, LOW ROAD & 8 MORE BANDS!
Above photo: Murphy's Law by: Mattis Photo
On Saturday February 27th Blast Furnace Productions along with 14 bands from the underground/hardcore scene came together to put on a benefit show to help the Purple Heart Foundation which assists combat veterans. Lucky 13 Saloon in Brooklyn was the venue and the second you walk through the door you know you’re in a spot that caters to heavy music with death metal posters and horror movie themed items all over from the floor up to its high ceiling and yes those were girls dancing on the bar in their G-strings. The lineup had a good mix of bands who have been around for a while like Inhuman, Enrage, and Reason Enough to newer bands like Enziguri and A Breed Apart who literally tore the roof off of Lucky 13. Ache and Full Scale Riot were standouts as well. The show ran throughout the afternoon and into the early AM with Jimmy G and Murphy’s Law closing things out well after midnight. All in all over 4 grand was collected and donated to the Purple Heart Foundation who had some of their people in attendance and at one point got up on the stage to thank the crowd and Blast Furnace for not forgetting about our veterans and for the support. A few days later Blast Furnace posted some photos of them presenting the check in person to the foundation.
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GERMANY'S STILL ILL STREAM NEW ALBUM "BUILDING THE BEAST" UNTIL MARCH 11TH
Germany’s Still Ill are streaming their new album “Building The Beast” now until March 11th which is the release date. The 10 song LP will be released by Demons Run Amok Entertainment. Click photo above to listen till the 11th.
Blackout Records and Sheer Terror have put out a cool lyric video for the Sheer Terror classic track “Cup of Joe” which just happens to be a remastered version which will be part of the upcoming “The Bulldog Box” vinyl box set featuring tons of old Sheer Terror material. Click HERE to watch the video. Find out more about the box set by reading the interview we recently did with Blackout Records’ Bill Wilson below.
FEBRUARY 27, 2016
IN EFFECT CATCHES UP WITH BLACKOUT RECORDS' BILL WILSON AHEAD OF THEIR UPCOMING SHEER TERROR BOX SET RELEASE SET FOR SPRING 2016
NEW DEMO FROM VINNY HOOLIGANZ OUT SOON!
Vinny Hooliganz just finished laying tracks for a demo which should be out this spring. The band has some familiar faces in Vinny Panza on guitar/vocals and Vinnie Value on drums. Panza you may know from drums in Youth Of Today, Bold and 45 Revolutions, and Value you may remember from Warzone, Grey Area, and of course No Redeeming Social Value among many others. Brian Wallace plays guitar and Christian Lovrich from Long Island’s Strongpoint on bass. The sound they are putting out may be the biggest surprise here considering the band members’ previous efforts. Their own bio sums things up perfectly as it states “Punk inspired Rock N Roll songs written/performed/recorded by an old school hardcore kid with an Oi!-heavy record collection.” Find out more about them by clicking on their band photo.
WASHINGTON DC's DAMAGED CITY FEST SET FOR APRIL 7TH THROUGH APRIL 10TH
Damaged City Fest is coming back for its 4th go around from April 7th through April 10th in Washington DC. Headliners for the 2016 edition include a special exclusive show by Japan’s Systematic Death, as well as Zero Boys, Avengers, and Sheer Mag. The festival prides itself in its do-it-yourself ethics and venues, taking place in mostly non-conventional locations: various NW churches and small bars for the after shows. Tickets for shows are available now including 2 and 3 day passes. For more info visit their Facebook page which will also lead you to their official page.
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Yuppicide will be heading over to Europe for 10 shows starting on March 19th in Dresden, Germany and ending on March 28th in Berlin. The band has put together a short minute long video tour teaser which you can check out HERE. “Revenge Regret Repeat” (Dead City Records) is the latest Yuppicide album with one of the better songs being the track “Ghosts” Glen Loreio who produced this album teamed up with Tom Murphy to create an awesome dub remix which you can hear by clicking on the “Ghosts” artwork to the left.
Long Island NY’s Silent Majority will be playing at least 2 shows this coming June, both in Amityville, NY. The first show which is a benefit show is on June 10th at the Amityville Music Hall with Backtrack and High Card. Tickets for this show have already sold out. The second show is on June 11th at Revolution which is just down the road from the show the night before and will be with Incendiary, Somerset Thrower, and Hangman LIHC. Tickets for this second show will go on sale on Monday February 29th at 12pm through Ticketfly. Silent Majority’s broke up in 2000 with their last release being 1999’s “You Would Love To Know” EP on Initial Records.
Bullet Treatment will release a new EP titled “Bloodshot Chapter 1” on March 8th on Basement
Records.This will be the first release of all brand new material since 2013’s “Ex-Breathers”. Since then the band has re-issued their debut
release “What More Do You Want?” with 5 never
On Thursday March 24th at Niagra in NYC there will be a FREE show brought to you by the New York Hardcore Chronicles featuring The Undead, Antidote, Urban Waste, Ultra Violence, and Killer Instinct. Niagra is located at 112 Avenue A and is the same location of the infamous A7 club that held so many early NYHC shows in the early 1980’s. A club so important to NYHC’s history that they put up a friggin’ plaque to commemorate it’s importance a few years back! Jimmy G from Murphys Law will be the DJ at this show and you can click HERE to see why Vinnie Stigma says you should go as well. While we are mentioning the New Yourk Hardcore Chronicles check out a really cool video interview they recently did with Eddie Sutton of Leeway fame. The Eddie Leeway Show was just added to the lineup for this years BNB Bowl being held the weekend of May14th at NYC's Webster Hall.