AUGUST 18, 2017
A NEW INTERVIEW WITH ALL OUT WAR'S LEAD SINGER MIKE SCORE
"I wrote most of the lyrics during the 2016 U.S. Presidential Campaign and it was such a joke watching it all go down. From the candidates, to their supporters, to the elite who came out and voiced their opinions...it was just a sad joke. The entire time I was thinking, this is the best the country has to offer?"
VIDEO ALERT: IN EFFECT'S JOSH DERR INTERVIEWS MITTS FROM MADBALL BEFORE THEIR SET AT THE THIS IS HARDCORE FESTIVAL IN PHILLY ON JULY 27TH.
VIDEO ALERT: IN EFFECT INTERVIEWS PHILADELPHIA'S DONE DEAL BEFORE THEIR SET AT THE LUCKY 13 SALOON IN BROOKLYN, NY ON AUGUST 6TH
FIREBURN TO RELEASE DEBUT EP "DON'T STOP THE YOUTH" THIS SEPTEMBER ON CLOSED CASKET ACTIVITIES. FEATURING MEMBERS FROM: BAD BRAINS, WARZONE, TERROR, BLOODCLOT & MORE
FIREBURN are a new name to look out for with an upcoming 5 track 12” EP titled “Don’t Stop The Youth” due out on Closed Casket Activities this September. The band features: Israel Joseph I (Formerly of Bad Brains), Nick Townsend (Currently/Formerly of Deadbeat, Knife Fight), Todd Jones (Currently/Formerly of Nails,Terror), and Todd Youth (Currently/Formerly of Bloodclot, Warzone, Danzig, Murphys Law). Check the In Effect reviews section to read the review and in the meantime you can stream the entire EP by going HERE.
Fireburn has shows lined up for August 18th at Vacation Vinyl in Silver Lake, CA, Programme Skate & Sound in Fullerton, CA on August 25th and at All Star Lanes in L.A. on August 26th. If you like what ‘ya heard you can pre-order “Don’t Stop The Youth” HERE.
BURN have recently released a second preview track off of their upcoming debut full length titled “Do Or Die” which is due out on September 8th via Deathwish. The second track to be unveiled is “Dead Identity” which you can listen to HERE.
AUGUST 5, 2017
IN EFFECT'S FRESH BLOOD SECTION UPDATED WITH A LOOK AT MINDFORCE
FROM THE HUDSON VALLEY OF NEW YORK
AGNOSTIC FRONT frontman Roger Miret will be releasing his new book titled “My Riot: Agnostic Front, Grit, Guts & Glory” later this month and will be appearing at Generation Records located at 210 Thompson Street in NYC on Monday, August 28th at 7pm for a reading and to also sign copies. Also scheduled is a live performance by Stigma, who is fronted by Agnostic Front guitarist Vinnie Stigma.
BLACK ‘N BLUE PRODUCTIONS has announced that on Sunday, October 1st in Tompkins Square Park in NYC there will be a 20th Anniversary Raybeez Tribute Show with former members of Warzone and friends. Look for a Shutdown reunion as well and following announcements with more bands to be added to this show. Ray “Raybeez” Barbieri was the frontman for NYHC legends Warzone. Ray passed on September 11th, 1997. In Effect Fanzine ran an article in early 1998 and interviewed his Warzone bandmates and various members of the hardcore scene and got a more in depth look at Ray and what he did for the scene. Check that article out HERE.
In our last update we told you about a new 2 song split 7” featuring both MADBALL and WISDOM IN CHAINS due out this fall on Fast Break! Records and here is the first look at the cover.
Richmond, VA’s BREAK AWAY have just released their brand new album titled “Cross My Heart’ on React! Records. The 11 song album can now be streamed on the React! Bandcamp page by going HERE. This past week the band also released a new music video for the title track which can be seen HERE.
OUT LIVE DEATH have released a new song titled “Buried Alive” off of their new album titled “Has The Past Taught Us Nothing” which is due out this September. Click HERE to listen. Out Live Death is also looking for a new guitar player to replace long time bandmate Lenny Leonardi who is relocating outside of the NY area.
Over the last few weeks COMEBACK KID has given us a bunch of teasers and inside looks at their upcoming new album “Outsider’ due out September 8th. The latest comes in the form of a new music video for the track “Surrender Control” which can be seen HERE.
DISCHORD RECORDS has recently added a ton of music to their Bandcamp page allowing people to stream music for free or download at various prices. Some of the things you can find within this page are the 1981 Minor Threat demo, as well as various releases from days gone by from bands like Dag Nasty, Youth Brigade, Void, Government Issue, Scream, and tons more. Click the Minor Threat cover for more info!
Ahead of their new full length titled “Give Us Extinction” ALL OUT WAR have given us a 2nd teaser track titled “Circling Vultures” which can be heard HERE. Organized Crime Records will be handling the new release which is due out August 11th.
Another year of the THIS IS HARDCORE FESTIVAL is in the books and Rachel Wass of Wass Photography has created a “TIHC 2017 Recap” video for the 3rd year in a row melding live video and candid shots taken at the fest set to the music of “Let It Ride” by Bachman-Turner Overdrive and “Free Ride” by Edgar Winter. The video which runs just under 9 minutes can be seen HERE.
STEREO KILLER and the THIS IS HARDCORE crew have teamed up to create a 2018 This Is Hardcore Wishlist Poll where you can send in band names that you would like to see perform at next year’s festival. Go HERE to check it!
JULY 28, 2017
IN EFFECT HARDCORE INTERVIEWS SCOTT EARTH OF NEW JERSEY'S SILENCE EQUALS DEATH
"I don't want anyone looking up to me, I want them standing side by side with me ready to take on the world. I want people to read my lyrics and listen to me talk between songs and to think about what I say and form their own opinions."
NY’s ALL OUT WAR return with new music on August 11th with the release of their new 12 song, 42 minute album titled “Give Us Extinction”. Organized Crime Records will handle the release which will be available on LP, CD and digital and is the follow up to All Out War’s “Dying Gods” EP from 2015. “Burn These Enemies” is the 2nd track off the new album and you can listen to it now by going HERE.
DISTRICT 9 from The Bronx have announced that they will be reforming once again with their first show slated for September 30th as part of “Binghamton Style, 2017” at the HCS Skatepark in Vestal, NY. Also performing are Harley Flanagan, Dead End Path, Line Of Scrimmage, Mindforce and a bunch more. Get more info on this show HERE.
After approximately 8 years of countless weekends on the road NJ’s NIGHT BIRDS have announced that starting in November they will be taking a break from playing live shows to “focus on families and that domesticated suburbia life”. The band says they will be back soon with some tricks up their sleeves and are also cramming in a bunch of shows before their hibernation. Check out the video for “Mutiny At Muscle Beach” off of their Fat Wreck LP of the same name by clicking HERE.
Hats off to PISSED OFF RADIO who after almost 4 years of service to the underground punk/hardcore scene is pulling the plug on their show. For those not aware of Ken Kelleher’s hard work with this program you can check out archives from old episodes by going HERE. In addition to the radio show Ken also put out multiple compilations that raised money for various cancer charities. The comps are still available and ALL proceeds are still being donated. Check in to the Pissed Off Radio BANDCAMP page as more of the older comps are added to the page.
MADBALL and WISDOM IN CHAINS are teaming up for a 2 song split 7” on Fast Break! Records which is due out this fall. The new Madball song is titled “For The Cause” which will also be the title of the new Madball album which is slated for an early 2018 release with recording starting in late November. The new Wisdom In Chains song is titled “Someday” and features Madball’s Freddy Cricien on guest vocals. Fastbreak! plans on pressing only 1500 copies of the 7” when it hits store shelves this fall so be on the lookout for pre-order info when it becomes available.
COMEBACK KID are in full swing with promotion for their new (and 6th) studio album due out on September 8th. The latest peak at their new album “Outsider” is a 2 minute video interview with the band discussing the composing of the new material. Check it out HERE.
NY’s THE CASULATIES and longtime frontman Jorge Herrera have parted ways after 27 years together citing that “the touring life is no longer for him”. Dave Tejas (Krum Bums & Starving Wolves) will be handling the vocal duties when The Casualties start a 13 date European tour kicking off on August 6th and running through the 24th. August 26th sees the band return to the US to start a month long run starting in San Bernadino, CA and ending on September 26th in Seattle, WA.
EDGEWISE and ALL ELSE FAILED have teamed up for a new 2 song split 7” out now on Harvcore Records with all proceeds going to Safe Harbor of West Chester who assist the homeless in Chester County, PA. Edgewise’s track is “March To The Apocalypse” and All Else Failed’s track is “Repeat The Cycle”. A limited run of 75 copies were made available at a This Is Hardcore pre-show on July 26th featuring the “Nintendo” cover with copies with the “official” cover due out the first week of August from Harvcore. Click HERE for more info.
Long Island’s OUT LIVE DEATH will have new music on the way this September when they self-release their new 12 song CD to be titled “Has The Past Taught us Nothing” which is the follow up to their 2015 debut demo/EP.
NY’s INHUMAN and Dead City Records have teamed up to release the first two Inhuman full lengths (“Evolver” 1997) and (“Rebellion” 1999) digitally for the first time ever. Inhuman got their start in 1995 and have put out 2 other full lengths including the bands most recent release, 2007's "Last Rites" on I Scream Records. The band has recently hinted at writing and recording new music as well. The new downloads are available worldwide on most download and streaming services.
NY’s BURN recently unveiled a new track titled “Ill Together” off of their upcoming debut full length titled “Do Or Die” out September 8th on Deathwish. “Ill Together” can be heard now by clicking HERE.
JULY 14, 2017
TIMMY CHUNKS (TOKEN ENTRY, REDEMPTION 87, FELIX & MORE) HAS A NEW BAND & EP OUT NOW UNDER THE NAME LET RAGE! IN EFFECT CATCHES UP WITH THE WHOLE BAND TO FIND OUT MORE!
JULY 1, 2017
THE FIRST INSTALLMENT OF A NEW FEATURE THAT SALUTES THE BEHIND THE SCENES PEOPLE
THAT MAKE THE DIY PUNK AND HARDCORE UNDERGROUND THRIVE!
MARC LOPEZ- SBC BOOKINGS, HOLLY BERCHIELLI- OUTSIDER ZINE
PONGSAKORN "NUT" NETON- PHOTOGRAPHER
QUICK HITS... NEWS AND SUCH...
After reforming back in 2015 NY’s BURN have been busy writing and recording new music and on September 8th they will release their latest titled “Do Or Die” which will be released via Deathwish. Check out a quick 30 second teaser HERE. Track listing for “Do Or Die” is as follows:
2. Ill Together
5. Dead Identity
6. Do or Die
7. Last Great Sea
8. New Morality
9. Unf*ck Yourself
10. Climb Out
Also out on September 8th is the new COMEBACK KID album titled “Outsider”. A few weeks back (see June 18th update below) the band previewed the new track “Absolute” and now bring us a short video interview talking about the new album. Click HERE to watch.
The new 12 track BLOODCLOT album titled “Up In Arms” is less than 2 weeks away with some samples of it available now via the track “Manic” as well as the video for the track titled “Kali”. Metal Blade Records will be releasing this highly anticipated release which features Cro-Mag John Joseph on vocals, Todd Youth (Murphy’s Law, Danzig, Warzone, Youth of Today and more) on guitars, Nick Oliveri (Queens Of The Stone Age) on bass, and Joey Castillo (Queens Of The Stone Age, Danzig) on drums. A little over a year ago our homie Lewis Dimmick brought us an insightful piece on the band after sitting down with Todd Youth. Check out that article by clicking HERE.
QUICKSAND are back with a 24 date cross country US tour starting on September 5th at Neumos in Seattle and will wind up at Warsaw in Brooklyn on October 1st. Could new music be in the works as well? Time will tell. Their last album “Manic Compression” was released way back in 1995. “Thorn In My Side” was one of the tracks off of that album and you can check out the video for it by clicking HERE.
Music videos released this past week include new ones from: MIRACLE DRUG with “War Within”, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES with “Living For Life”, and Honk Kong’s DAGGER with “All Hope Is Gone”. Click on the blue hyperlinks to watch each.
One of the best releases we have come across so far in 2017 is the new MINDFORCE 7” titled “The Future Of…”. The band features former members of the now defunct Living Laser from Pougkeepsie, NY. You can stream or buy the digital version by clicking HERE or order the vinyl direct from Trip Machine Labs by going HERE. Look for an In Effect Fresh Blood feature with these guys in the upcoming weeks as well.
JUNE 23, 2017
NEW INTERVIEW WITH HIGHER POWER FRONTMAN JIMMY WIZARD.
NEW ALBUM "SOUL STRUCTURE" OUT NOW ON FLATSPOT & VENN RECORDS
"With the vocals I take a lot of influence from bands like Janes Addiction and Alice In Chains… all those grunge/alt rock bands… I love that sound."
REVELATION RECORDS is now on Bandcamp where you can now stream or buy Rev releases. The first wave has over 40 releases to check out and includes releases by Youth of Today, Gorilla Biscuits, Judge, Ignite, Into Another, Inside Out and many more. Click on the Rev logo to check it out.
In our last update we told you about HATEBREED being announced as the headliner for the 2018 PERSISTENCE TOUR which runs through Europe each January. Just a week later Madball, Terror, Power Trip, Broken Teeth and Insanity Alert have been added to this ongoing tour package which will run from January 18th in Berlin, Germany and finish up in London on the 28th. Hatebreed has also released a brand new music video for the track “Seven Enemies” which you can check out HERE.
Also in our last update we told you about the upcoming CD compilation on the newly formed TRIPSQUAD RECORDS titled “Just For Us Hardcore Kids” due out July 21st. The first sneak peek at the tracks on that comp is now up with the Truth & Rights track “Chopped Up”. Click HERE to check it out.
JUNE 18, 2017
IN EFFECT'S FATHER'S DAY SPECIAL 2017... FEATURING 28 MINI-INTERVIEWS CELEBRATING "HARDCORE DADS" INCLUDING MEMBERS OF ALL OUT WAR, SICK OF IT ALL, MAXIMUM PENALTY, MADBALL, BOY SETS FIRE, KNUCKLEDUST, AGNOSTIC FRONT, BILLY CLUB SANDWICH & MORE!!!
IN EFFECT QUICK HITS... NEWS AND SUCH...
Canada's COMEBACK KID have moved on from Victory Records and have signed on with Nuclear Blast. Their new 13 song album (which will be their 6th studio album) will be titled "Outsider" and will be released on September 8th. The single titled "Absolute" can be heard by clicking the new album’s artwork to the left. CBK is currently on a 3 week tour in Europe which runs through July 8th.
TRAPPED UNDER ICE return with new music ahead of their upcoming 11 song album “Heatwave” due out on Pop Wig Records on July 21st. “No Relief” can be heard by clicking HERE. TUI start a short 10 date run along the East Coast starting on August 25th at the Middle East in Boston and wind up in Washington DC on September 3rd with additional Texas dates set for late September. “Big Kiss Goodnight” which was TUI’s last album was released way back in 2011.
Current day Leeway guitarist MARK THOUSANDS will be self-releasing his own 7 song solo album titled "A Love Talismanic" this summer on CD as well as on iTunes. You can listen to a sampling of the title track which features guest vocals by Life Of Agony's Mina Caputo by clicking HERE.
Richmond VA's FRIEND OR FOE announced their breakup earlier in the week. Their 2016 EP titled “Foe” was straight up a 9 minute fierce piece of hardcore. Pay your respects by checking it out HERE.
Because we missed it, and because we think it is important we wanted to pass on the news that Hong Kong’s KING LY CHEE announced an indefinite hiatus back in early May. Click HERE to check out one amazing ass video for the song “Lost In A World” which was the introduction to this band for many. King Ly Chee singer Riz has gone on to form DAGGER where he now plays guitar. Dagger's debut which came out in May can be heard by clicking HERE.
INTEGRITY have dropped another new video off of their new album due out on July 14th on Relapse Records. Check out “Hymn For The Children Of The Black Flame” by clicking HERE.
SURFACE REPORT are a new 4 piece punk band out of Southern California who grew out of the band Castoff who were previously featured here on In Effect’s Fresh Blood page, and who are now on an indefinite hiatus. Surface Report already have a 9 song full length titled “Stand By…” on the way and set for release on CD and digital on July 28th. “Things We Tell Ourselves” is a new track that they are pushing ahead of the new release and you can check it out HERE. Look for a West Coast tour in mid-August to support “Stand By…”.
Newly founded TRIPSQUAD RECORDS presents their debut release called “Just For Us Hardcore Kids” which is a collection of exclusive hardcore and punk tracks from a wide range of bands. Due out on July 21st on CD and all digital platforms this collection includes tracks from Eddie Sutton of Leeway NYC and his new band Truth & Rights, Rob Kabula; formerly of Agnostic Front and his new band Dead Blow Hammer, Russell Iglay of Underdog and his new band Huge, Tim McMurtrie of M.O.D. and his new band Full Scale Riot, as well as tracks from Crime Scene, Strong, Silence Equals Death, Despairadisio, Onpoint, Choke Artist, Strike Against All, Decimate The Living, Crossface, The Carbomb Parade, Sardonica, and Pave The Way. Look out for a release show for this compilation which will take place on August 13th at the Stanhope House in Stanhope, NJ. Click on the "Just For Us" logo to the right to get more info on Tripsquad.
Southern California's DEAR FURIOUS have released their first music video for their new track "Corruptdead". The band features ex-members of Throwdown, Strife, A Chorus Of Disapproval, Adamantium, and Outspoken. Dear Furious' first show will be on July 2nd as part of Rev Fest being held at Auriel Vista in Riverside, California from June 29th through July 2nd. The band which formed earlier this year has been busy writing and recording. Watch the video for "Corruptedead" by clicking HERE.
HATEBREED have been announced as the 2018 headliners of the annual Persistence Tour which runs each January throughout Europe. June 22nd sees the next announcements to this tour with pre-sale tickets going on sale on that date. The 2018 edition will run from January 18th through the 28th. Hatebreed’s last run on the Persistence Tour was back in 2013. Stay in touch by following the Persistence page HERE.
NY's BACKTRACK are currently working on the follow up to their 2014 "Lost In Life" full length by recently putting in over 2 weeks of work in at Portsmouth, NH's Wild Artic Studios with engineer Dean Baltulonis. Add in Terror drummer Nick Jett handling the production to this still untitled full length and you have a combo that has worked very well in recent history. More details to follow but be sure to look out for a fall 2017 release on Bridge Nine Records.
This fall BRIDGE NINE RECORDS will be releasing an 11x11, 288 page hardcover book featuring “the best’ of xXx Fanzine which is being touted as “the most comprehensive documentation of the hardcore scene circa 1983-1988”. Follow xXxFanzine for more updates as they become available.
Look out for a preview of the new DECLINE track “Deteriorate” due out this coming Thursday, June 22nd via NoEcho.net. In case ya missed it their new 6 song 7” titled “Own Your Words” will be out in September on New Age Records with a 2 week West Coast tour in the works for October.
JUNE 9, 2017
AN INCOMPLETE LOOK AT THE 2017 BNB BOWL HELD AT NYC'S WEBSTER HALL ON MAY 21ST WITH:
GORILLA BISCUITS, REST IN PIECES, TERROR, TOKEN ENTRY, TERROR, MAXIMUM PENALTY & MORE
JUNE 2, 2017
ITALY'S RAW POWER RETURN WITH NEW ALBUM "INFERNO" DUE OUT JUNE 9TH ON DEMONS RUN AMOK
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MAY 18, 2017
25 TA LIFE TO REUNITE WITHOUT SINGER RICK HEALY, FIRST SHOW AT THIS IS HARDCORE FEST JULY 29TH IN PHILADELPHIA. IN EFFECT CATCHES UP WITH FRED MESK & SETH MEYER TO GET DA LOWDOWN
MAY 13, 2017
20 QUESTIONS WITH... TONY FORESTA OF IRON REAGAN & MUNICIPAL WASTE
"My wrestling name would be Calypso and my move would be the Calypso Splash.
My entrance song would be "Rebel" by Accept."
IN EFFECT'S FRESH BLOOD PAGE UPDATED WITH BUDAPEST HUNGARY'S TOUCH
"We are trying to emulate some of our favorite bands and you will find our sound is influenced by bands like NYHC staples, Bad Brains, Burn and Absolution and the whole Washington, DC hardcore vibe. "
NEW ROGER MIRET BOOK OUT THIS AUGUST
Coming this August is a new book by Jon Wiederhorn titled “My Riot, Agnostic Front, Grit, Guts & Glory” telling the story of AF’s ROGER MIRET. Below is the description…
Gangs of New York meets Mean Streets in this brutally honest memoir about surviving the treacherous 1980s Lower East Side and finding refuge and a voice in music.
Filled with danger, drugs, and abrasive music, “My Riot” is the definitive insider account of the volatile New York hardcore scene of the early 1980s. With Roger Miret as front man, legendary band Agnostic Front’s focused fury and aggression defined the times and continue to resonate today.
Born in Cuba, Roger Miret fled with his family to the US to escape the Castro regime. Through vivid language and graphic details, Miret recounts growing up in a strange new land with a tyrannical, abusive stepfather and the roles that poverty and violence played in shaping the toughness that became critical to his survival. In his teen years, he finds himself squatting in abandoned buildings with other runaways and victims of similar childhood trauma. Soon he becomes a respected and feared kingpin of the scene, and a protector of its misfits and outcasts.
Miret’s gripping memoir is a testament to the perils of growing up too young too fast and finding redemption through sheer strength, perseverance, and courage. Pre-orders can be found by visiting Amazon.com.
KNUCKLEDUST are the focal point of a new short 3 minute film by “The New British” featuring the band and fellow members of the London Hardcore scene. Click HERE to see it for yourself.
Kansas City’s SPINE and BRIDGE NINE RECORDS have teamed up and announced that Spine will finish writing their second full length this summer with plans for it to hit store shelves by years end.
Dan O’Mahony (No For An Answer) and DONE DYING have some new (sorta) music out there in the form of the track “Through You” which you can check out HERE. Carlos Ramirez and NoEcho.net have a cool accompanying article telling more about the new track and plans for a new full length by years end. Click the NoEcho link above for more.
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