JULY 24, 2015
LOCKDOWN COVERAGE OF SEATTLE'S ANNUAL RAINFEST BY CHRIS WILLIAMS
PHOTO COVERAGE OF THE HARDCORE HELP FOUNDATION'S SUMMERFEST IN HALVER, GERMANY
The Hardcore Help Foundation is well known in the hardcore community. All over the world Rico and his team help out people who really need it. Wheelchairs, beds, medical supplies, clothing and many more products are going all over the globe thanks to them. Once a year, in a small town called Halver Germany, HHF organizes a free festival with a lot of national and international hardcore bands. In Effect went to see what’s up with this festival and support a good cause. We hope to have an interview with HHF’s lead man Rico in the upcoming weeks. Stay tuned! -Bas Spierings.
Photos by: David DeHaan and Brian Van Rensen.
JULY 22, 2015
TOO MANY VOICES PREMIER NEW TRACK "BODY AND SOUL" OFF OF NEW ALBUM DUE OUT JULY 28TH
CLICK ALBUM ARTWORK BELOW TO LISTEN
In Effect is proud to premiere the first track from Long Island's melodic hardcore quartet Too Many Voices from their upcoming 12 song debut album "South Of Sunrise" to be released digitally on July 28, 2015 with a vinyl LP to follow in November of 2015.
It was recorded over the past 12 months at SongFirst Recording Studio in Malverne, NY by Rob Skate (Two Man Advantage) and Keith Eddy Lyle. Check out TooManyVoices.BandCamp.com for the digital release, details on LP pre-orders and upcoming shows. Contact: TooManyV@gmail.com Click on the photo below for their Facebook.
A MESSAGE TO ALL FROM TERROR'S SCOTT VOGEL
Terror has been around now for almost 13 years and soon will be releasing their new album “The Twenty Fifth Hour” which is also their 7th. The band has been looked at a little more closely in the last month or two when their frontman Scott Vogel hurt his back right before they left for a month plus European tour which started on June 19th and runs through July 27th. The injury was bad enough where their bass player David Wood (who also sings for Down To Nothing) is filling in on vocals during this tour. On top of that the band also has pulled out of the “Life & Death Tour” which is slated to kick off on August 6th and runs throughout the United States until August 31st. “The Life & Death Tour” features Bane, Turnstile, Backtrack, Mizery, Forced Order and Heavy Chains. With all this going on I reached out to Scott Vogel, Terror’s frontman and asked him to write a “what’s up with your band” kind of deal and this is what he came up with…. Take it away Scott.
And check out their new video for "Bad Signs".
I've been asked a lot over the last few weeks what it's like to be home while Terror is in Europe touring. The best way to put it is it's great for 23 hours out of the day but when the hour hits when they are on stage it feels very strange to be honest. If only there was a way to be home doing the things you love with the people you love with all your stuff surrounding you and teleport in and out of the venue for the set. But honestly we tour so fucking much and as a band we have a really good bond that I know it's going well and was a necessity. I don't have an ego that says you can't and won't do this without me. Canceling shows and tours straight up sucks.
With the release of our new record a few weeks away most all the other things in Terror world are in a great place. We are super happy with the record. I would say it's the hardest hitting and most stripped down Terror we've heard in a long time. I think out of the 14 songs only two are over two minutes. No producer. No pipe dreams. Just a raw and aggressive Terror record that is a lot more dark and personal then it is a hardcore pride record. “Keepers Of The Faith” and “Live By The Code” where more in that direction and it was time to shift gears and look at a different side of life. Hunting down Tom Soares was not easy but with some help from AJ Novello we were able to have him mix the record and his legendary sound is very present on this record.
Terror is very blessed to still be here, and we don't take that for granted. We have been touring all over the world and always have people showing us love, making sure we are set and kids give us their energy at our shows year after year. Everyone in this band believes in this community and movement. That is for sure. And it's a very cool thing. David is the youngest member and he's 33 I think? Everyone in Terror is in other bands. Some doing zines. Doing labels. Recording bands. Always going to shows when we are home to support and still feel and believe in this scene of ours. That’s really rare to find and again I feel blessed to be part of this. We'll be in South America in November and between Thanksgiving and Christmas well be doing a US tour with a bunch of cool hardcore bands to support the release of “The Twenty Fifth Hour”. ‘
SINGAPORE'S OVERTHROWN SIGN WITH INNER STRENGTH RECORDS
WATCH NEW TEASER VIDEO WHICH INCLUDES INTERVIEW WITH PRODUCER DON FURY
Singapore’s Overthrown have signed with Inner Strength Records and will have a new 5 song EP titled “Walk The Talk” out on September 25th. The new EP’s recording has a cool back story to it in that the bands guitarist traveled from Singapore to Don Fury’s Troy, NY studio where Jai not only laid down the guitar tracks but also the bass and drums. Jai’s brother Ratchy who sings for Overthrown then did the vocals back in Singapore and everything was sent back to Troy for Don Fury to put the final touches on production wise. Check out this 2 minute video where Don talks about the unique production process. We also get a sneak peek at the track “Always Try” from that new EP.
JULY 17, 2015
*** EXCLUSIVE PREMIER ***
CROWN OF THORNZ PREMIER NEW TRACK “THE KISS OF DEATH”
PRE-ORDERS FOR NEW EP AVAILABLE SOON
Crown Of Thornz are back with a new two song EP which will be released this summer via Bridge Nine Records. This is the first new recording from COT since their 1998 split single with Japan’s Aggressive Dogs. “Nothing But Tragedy” features two new tracks; “The Kiss Of Death” and “No Reason Why” (not to be confused with the old Gorilla Biscuits classic). In Effect is pleased to bring you the premier for the track “The Kiss Of Death” right here, right now. Pre-orders will be available soon through B9 by clicking on the COT logo below.
Click on the photo above to listen to “The Kiss Of Death”.
CRUMBSUCKERS TO DIGITALLY RELEASE PRE- “LIFE OF DREAMS” MATERIAL VIA
DEAD CITY RECORDS ON JULY 24TH
Dead City Records has announced that they are teaming up with the Crumbsuckers to release some of the bands oldest and most rare recordings in digital format on July 24th. Compiled by their original singer Dave Brady, Dead City is proud to present these early rare recordings available digitally for the first time ever. The three releases are:
“The Demos” feature early versions of songs which later appeared on their debut album “Life Of Dreams”. Like most bands in the 80’s, the Crumbsuckers hit the studio and recorded music to release on tape cassettes which were traded and sold. These demos became stuff of legend and were almost impossible to find after the release of their debut album. “The Demos” features rare versions of songs never released on anything else.
“The Basement Tapes” feature early and alternate versions of songs recorded in their rawest form. These tapes were meant for the band’s ears only and were recorded at various early practice sessions. We were lucky to have original vocalist Dave Brady dig these up. “The Basement Tapes” also feature songs that never appeared on anything else.
“Live at CBGB 1984-1985” features great quality early live recordings from the CBGB’s soundboard. The Crumbsuckers were a young band having fun on stage in a new hardcore scene. So many bands have graced the legendary stage at CBGBs, but none whipped the crowd into a frenzy more than the Crumbsuckers. These are the earliest off-the board recordings.
Available at most major download sites (i-Tunes, Amazon, etc) on July 24, 2015. To purchase Crumbsuckers merchandise (CDs, shirts, stickers, etc.) visit:
JULY 11, 2015
WITH LESS THAN 2 WEEKS TO GO BEFORE THE START OF THIS IS HARDCORE 2015 WE CAUGHT UP WITH JOE HARDCORE TO TALK ABOUT THE PRESENT AND FUTURE OF THIS ICONIC FESTIVAL
SLAPSHOT, BANE & FURY OF FIVE RELEASE “LIVE CHARITY TEES” TO BENEFIT VARIOUS CAUSES
SALE ENDS JULY 31ST
Friend of this website and AMAZING photographer Rachel Wass is back to team up with Cold Cuts Merch and select bands for some good causes. As in the past their “LIVE SHOT CHARITY TEES” has helped various causes that hit home with each individual band and as in the past these shirts are limited with all proceeds going to the organizations chosen by the bands. The shirts will be sold until July 31st only and will ship the first week of August. To find out more about the individual causes and where the money will be donated to click the image above.
STIGMA! CHECK OUT THIS SHORT CLIP FROM EUGENIOUS & OZY.COM
Check out this quick interview done by Eugene S. Robinson with Agnostic Front’s Vinnie Stigma for Ozy.com. The two sit down at Stigma’s cousins social club Cafe ‘tal and talk a little about NYC’s Little Italy and some AF.
Click photo above to watch.
FORCED ORDER DEBUT NEW TRACK "NEW FORMS" NEW ALBUM DUE OUT AUGUST 7TH
Forced Order from California have premiered the track “New Forms” which will be available on their new album titled “Vanished Crusade” due out on Revelation Records on August 7th. The band features members of Soul Search, Disgrace and Twitching Tongues. Look for pre-orders through Revelation Records in the upcoming days as well as Forced Order on tour with Terror, Bane, Turnstile, Backtrack and Heavy Chains as part of the “The Life And Death Tour 2015” which is a coast to coast US tour that runs from August 6th through August 31st. Click photo above to listen.
MODERN PAIN’S BRIDGE NINE DEBUT “PEACE DELUSIONS” DUE OUT SEPTEMBER 4TH
Modern Pain have a new album due out on Bridge Nine Records on September 4th. “Peace Delusions” will have 10 tracks and run 30 minutes long. Click on the album artwork to listen to an earlier recorded version of the title track. The track listing is as follows: “Vivisepulture Pt. 1”, “Ego Death”, “Holy Foundations Crumble”, “When The Hymn Fades”, “My Reality Is Slipping Away”, “World Inverted”, “4202”, “Peace Delusions”, “Leave Me Here”, “Vivisepulture Pt. 2”.
SUNDAYS DEBUT NEW TRACK " TURNING POINT" & SHOPPING FOR A LABEL
Belgium’s Sundays have a new 7 song album recorded/mixed and ready to go. Problem is they don’t have a label. Check out their song “Turning Point” and if you just happen to run a record label this may be a good time to get in touch with these guys. For fans of Modern Life Is War, Bane, Verse, and Defeater. Click the photo above to listen and you can find out more at: https://www.facebook.com/sundayshc/info
JULY 3, 2015
NEW INTERVIEW WITH TOM PIMLOTT OF THE UK STRAIGHT EDGE BAND VIOLENT REACTION
ONE LESS SCUMBAG RELEASE NEW TRACK "EPITAPH FOR THE WORLD" OFF OF UPCOMING LP
New Hampshire based One Less Scumbag have released a new track off of their upcoming album which will be out later this year. “Epitaph For The World” is the first sneak peek at their debut full length which will follow up last years “No Mercy For The Merciless” demo/CD. Click above for the new track and below to stream or buy the demo/CD.
CAUGHT IN A CROWD PRE-ORDERS & STREAM FOR NEW 4 SONG CASSETTE EP UP NOW
Caught In A Crowd from Massachusetts have their new “Of None” 4 song promo cassette up for pre-sale as well as streaming on their Bandcamp page. Cassettes will ship mid-late July with a new LP on the way later this year on Triple B Records. Click on the photo (above) to stream the new stuff and the link below to pre-order.
COIN TOSS RECORDS RELEASES FREE LABEL SAMPLER WITH FREE DOWNLOAD
Coin Toss Records has a new label sampler that is absolutely FREE for download and features a song from each of their releases which includes songs by: Sick Symptom, Ends Meet, Killer Shades, Spirits, and Drug Control and also has a song from the upcoming The Record Collection 7" as well as some songs from DSGNS and Venomspitter who will we be doing a split 7" this summer. CLICK on the Coin Toss logo above to stream or download.
New Jersey’s Heavy Chains and Flatspot Records will team up for the next Heavy Chains release which will be a 7” EP to be recorded this fall with an early 2016 release.
Check out the brand new Merciless Radio Show on East Village Radio. Merciless hosts Howie Abrams and ILL Bill have 2 episodes in the books already and feature classic as well as new classic METAL. The show is still searching for a permanent time slot but in the meantime you can follow their Facebook page to find out when episodes are scheduled. Next up is Friday July 3rd from 4pm-6pm EST.
VICE from Staten Island, NY have cancelled all but two of their upcoming shows citing issues with member changes as well as transportation issues. The band stresses that it is not a breakup and will be writing new songs again soon.
The Post America Podcast has episode #10 up and running now with hosts Richie and Mad Joe from Wisdom In Chains. Episode 10 is well over 2 hours long and has Joe Hardcore on hand to discuss the upcoming TIHC Fest which is only a few weeks away,
JUNE 20, 2015
THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 21ST, ALL DAY, ALL AGES, ALL FREE ON STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK CITY
JUNE 15, 2015
FRESH BLOOD PAGE UPDATED WITH PORTLAND'S PRESSING ON
"I regularly have Sunday morning dance parties with my son & daughter to the Blitz “Razors In The Night” 45."
JUNE 10, 2015
#WORK...PART 2 TAKES A LOOK AT THE OCCUPATIONS OF 14 DIFFERENT HARDCORE MUSICIANS
INCLUDING MEMBERS OF: INDECISION, MADBALL, LEEWAY, YOUTH OF TODAY, CAPITAL, KILL YOUR IDOLS, OUTBURST, POINT BLANK, BURN, THE CREW, CLOSE TO THE EDGE, THE LAST STAND,
CAUGHT IN A TRAP & JOE HARDCORE
AGNOSTIC FRONT RELEASES NEW VIDEO FOR "OLD NEW YORK"
SAFE AND SOUND DEBUT NEW TRACK "SELF"
“Self” is a new song off of an upcoming 7” titled “Embers Still Remain” by Tacoma Washington’s Safe And Sound. Click on the bands photo above to hear “Self”, then check out their page for more info as well as an interview we did with their singer Jaxon last September by clicking the links below. Photo by Jesus at Rainfest 2013.
JUNE 1, 2015
BLACK 'N BLUE BOWL 2015 IN REVIEW... IN EFFECT HARDCORE'S TAKE ON THE BIG SHOW!
CROWN OF THORNZ & CROSS ME TO RELEASE NEW EP'S ON BRIDGE NINE RECORDS
Ezec and Crown Of Thornz return to your turntable this summer with a new two song offering that will be released on Bridge Nine Records. Titled “Nothing But Tragedy” this is COT’s first new recording since a 1998 split single with Japan’s Aggressive Dogs. The two new songs are “The Kiss Of Death” and “No Reason Why” which is NOT a Gorilla Biscuits cover. Stay tuned for more info by clicking on the photo by Becca Lader.
Milwaukee’s Cross Me are also teaming up with Bridge Nine and plan to have a new 7” EP out this fall.
Details… of course to follow.
MAD AT THE WORLD RECORDS TO RE-ISSUE EARLY SAND IN THE FACE RECORDINGS
Mad At The World Records has announced an upcoming reissue of one of New Jersey’s earliest hardcore bands…Sand In The Face. This LP compiles the very earliest recordings of Montville, New Jersey’s Sand in the Face. The demos, largely recorded at Boonton, NJ’s Mix-O-Lydian Studios, features the band’s pre-LP line-up, containing a young, pre-Chrome Crank Peter “Aaron” Wegele on bass, who also contributes extensive liner notes for the record. Note that Mix-O-Lydian is the studio that gave us the Misfits’ “Walk Among Us” not much earlier. Sand In The Face were one of the first wave of New Jersey’s hardcore bands, and contemporaries with the likes of Adrenalin OD and Bedlam. Mike Judge, the singer of late-'80s New York hardcore band Judge, attended the same high school as members of Sand In The Face and credits them with inspiring him to start his own band. Musically, it’s disaffected suburban teenage thrash of the best variety.If you’re familiar with the likes of Buy Our Records or Mutha Records, you know the pedigree. Limited to a one-time pressing of 600 copies. Click the image above to pre-order.
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NO FACE BREAKS UP
After 4 years together Long Island NY’s NO FACE have called it quits. Sorry to see you guys go! Check out their “Work Without Hope” EP that came out last December by clicking on the band photo above.