AUGUST 29, 2014
BRAND NEW INTERVIEW WITH FREDDY CRICIEN OF NYHC LEGENDS MADBALL
R.I.P. TIM "RAWBIZ" WILLIAMS OF SUICIDAL TENDENCIES
Suicidal Tendencies announced that their bass player Tim “Rawbiz” Williams has passed away this past week. Tim had played with ST for the last 4 years and was also credited with being a session musician who had worked previously with Toni Braxton and Boys II Men. Click the photo for Suicidal’s official statement regarding Tim. RIP. (Photo by: Bas Spierings)
SPILL YOUR GUTS DEBUT NEW SINGLE "POISONED MINDS"
China’s Spill Your Guts who were featured in our last update have a fresh new single titled “Poisoned Minds” which made its debut last week at the China Hardcore Festival in Beijing. Check it out by clicking on the band’s photo above.
AUGUST 15, 2014
NEW INTERVIEW WITH SHANGHAI, CHINA'S SPILL YOUR GUTS
SICK OF IT ALL TO HEADLINE THE 2015 PERSISTENCE TOUR IN EUROPE + DEBUT NEW TRACK
"ROAD LESS TRAVELED" OFF OF THEIR NEW ALBUM DUE OUT IN SEPTEMBER
The lineup and dates for the 2015 Persistence Tour in Europe has been announced and will feature Sick Of It All, Ignite, Walls Of Jericho, Rykers, Turnstile, All For Nothing, and Broken Teeth. Tickets are on sale now for this 11 date run which kicks off in Berlin on January 15th. Click on the tour poster above for more info.
You can also listen to a new Sick Of It All track titled “Road Less Traveled” which is off the new album “The Last Act Of Defiance” due out in late September. Click the link below and hit play to listen!
ZERO PROGRESS BREAK UP
CA’s Zero Progress who just did a short East Coast run with Indy’s Social Damage have announced that they will be breaking up after their guitarist and drummer (brothers Josh and Collin Jacobs) quit the band. ZP was also getting ready to release their debut full length titled “Champions Of Hardcore” and when the break up announcement came the album was posted to their Bandcamp page shortly after. RIP Zero Progress… you will be missed… Look for brothers Matt (vocals) and Ed (bass) to start up something new in the near future. Read the interview we did with the band back in October of 2012 by clicking on the band photo above. Click the "Champions Of Hardcore" cover below to either stream or download their final release.
TROY NY'S BRICK BY BRICK RELEASE NEW VIDEO FOR
"SUFFER IN SILENCE" WHICH CLOCKS IN AT OVER 7 MINUTES! (A MUST SEE!!!)
UPCOMING NYC ART SHOW WILL FEATURE THE WORK OF 3 OUT OF THE 4 MEMBERS OF YUPPICIDE
Steve Karp, Joe Keefe, and Jesse Jones who make up 3 quarters of the NY band Yuppicide met in the late 1980’s while attending art school and over the years the band has delivered to us not only some amazing music but also some of the greatest album covers, flyers, shirts, stickers… you name it. The guys will be featured in a “Yuppicide Art Show” in NYC with things kicking off on September 18th and running through October 23rd at Art On A Gallery. Click the poster and follow the link below for more info.
WEIRD AND PISSED OFF BEGIN WORK ON NEW 6 SONG EP DUE OUT THIS FALL
Long Island’s Weird And Pissed Off are heading into the studio to record a 6 song CD-EP titled “Black Vomit” which should be out this fall on Haunted Records from Indiana. The EP will feature 3 new tracks, a cover (“Fucked Up Baby” by D.O.A.) and their 2 demo tracks re-done with their new singer and drummer.
Click the band photo above for more info!
AUGUST 8, 2014
DUE OUT THIS NOVEMBER... A NEW BOOK BY TONY RETTMAN
Be on the lookout for a new book by Tony Rettman coming out this November titled “NYHC- New York Hardcore 1980-1990” which will be a 450 page affair and also includes a forward written by Madball’s Freddy Cricien. With over 100 interviews used for the book it is literally a who’s who of people in bands from this era and touches on such topics as NY’s rivalry with DC and Boston, the birth of “moshing”, the clash and coming to terms of hardcore and heavy metal, the straight edge movement and the influence of Krishna consciousness. In a book that will be surely filled with memorable quotes leave it to the one and only Vinnie Stigma to steal the show before the book even comes out. “One of the greatest things ever for me was having a full belly of macaroni and meatballs, standing in front of CBGB at a hardcore matinee, and seeing my grandfather’s pigeons flying over.”—Vinnie Stigma, Agnostic Front
You can get more information about “NYHC- New York Hardcore 1980-1990” by clicking on the cover above.
EAST COAST TSUNAMI 2014 LINEUP ANNOUNCED. TICKETS ON SALE NOW
Tickets are now on sale for the 2014 East Coast Tsunami Fest which will be held once again at Club Reverb in Reading, PA. Click photo for more info.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26: Doors: 5 PM
Agnostic Front, Wisdom In Chains (Ramones set), Bigwig, Death Threat, Yellow Stitches, (All Star tribute to) Bulldog Courage, American Werewolves, Coldside,
Xs for Eyes
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27: Doors: Noon
Obituary, Cro-Mags, Sick of it All, Wisdom In Chains, Fury of Five, VOD, Hoods, Lifeless, Penntera (Pantera tribute), Next Step Up, Suburban Scum, Palehorse, Brick By Brick + Surprise guests
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28: Doors: 2 PM
Ignite, Strength For a Reason, Criminal Instinct, Reason to Fight, Born Low,
Heavy Chains, Stick Together + Surprise guests!
FRIDAY PASS: $25
SATURDAY PASS: $35
SUNDAY PASS: $20
WEEKEND PASS: $66.66
All Ages/21+ to drink w/ valid ID.
CROSS ME SINGER TYLER MURRAY SERIOUSLY HURT IN MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT. BAND, FAMILY & FRIENDS COME TOGETHER TO RAISE MONEY FOR EXPENSES. HOW CAN YOU HELP?
New Cross Me singer Tyler Murray was involved in a serious motorcycle accident and was put into a medically induced coma which he came out of this past weekend. The band says Tyler will recover and they plan on having him back as their lead man when he is ready. Facial plastic surgery to repair part of his skull that was broken was just done and medical bills are a major concern.
The band has various merch for sale to help with these costs, (some are currently sold out and will be restocked) as well as a benefit show in Indianapolis on September 13th with Social Damage, Another Mistake, Falter and more where friends of Cross Me will sing for the band in Tyler's place. Click on the photos above and below for merchandise info. The above shirts are currently sold out and according to their guitarist Jimmy will be back in stock as soon as possible. In additional you can donate directly to the band's PayPal account which is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
PRE-ORDERS FOR NEW BORROWED TIME 7" EP AVAILABLE NOW FROM FULL CIRCLE ATTACK RECORDS
Pre-orders are now available for the new Borrowed Time (Rochester NY) 7" titled "Captive Soul". Full Circle Attack Records will give out 1 test press for every 20 pre-orders received with orders scheduled to ship out by the end of August. Check out the track "These Scars" by clicking on the band photo above. Click link below for pre-order info.
LIVE FAST DIE FAST, TWO MAN ADVANTAGE & TOO MANY VOICES WORKING ON 3 WAY SPLIT FOR EARLY 2015
ANDY WEST & TOO MANY VOICES PART WAYS, NEW FULL LENGTH THIS FALL
Full Circle Attack is also working on a 3 way split with Live Fast Die Fast, Two Man Advantage and Too Many Voices. Live Fast Die Fast will be going into the studio in November to record their tracks for this split as well as for a split with CT's Progress (to be released on Detonate Records). Two Man Advantage will be adding two brand new songs and Too Many Voices will have two tracks from their demo which featured their now ex-singer Andy West who you may remember from Kill Your Idols. Andy recently left the band on good terms and guitarist Eric Sivirida will now double up on guitar and vocal duties. Too Many Voices are in the process of recording a 12 song full length (no label as of yet) and hope to have this out by late fall.
WATCH EPISODE 1 OF DETROIT PUNKS NOW WITH JOHN BRANNON, LEAD SINGER OF
NEGATIVE APPROACH, LAUGHING HYENAS, & EASY ACTION.
EPISODE 2 TO FEATURE THE GORIES
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