JULY 1, 2018
NEW INTERVIEW WITH REDDING, CA'S DYING FOR IT
"I actually used to sing Selena songs in these local competitions where I’m from (Stockton, CA) called Apollo Nights. I performed my little Selena tribute act all over Northern California from age 8-12. I started getting into punk music around middle school and stopped performing and my parents were super bummed about it."
NY’s SCARBORO will follow up their 2017 full length “Here Comes The Hangover” this fall with a new EP titled “Wolves On The Radio”. Once again WTF Records from the Netherlands will be behind the release but first up will be a single on an upcoming Pissed Off Radio compilation for charities in July. The band has also recently added Vinnie Alva (formerly of Murphy’s Law) on drums.
Los Angeles’ TERROR have a new album coming out this fall on Nuclear Blast Records with the title of “Total Retaliation”. The album was produced (and currently being mixed) by Will Putney who has previously worked with Body Count and Knocked Loose. Terror finishes up an 11 date European run today (July 1st) and is set to head back between August 2nd and 12th.
As we told you in our June 6th update BEACH RATS are a new band based out of New Jersey who feature member from Minor Threat, Bad Religion, Lifetime and Bouncing Souls. (Damn). “Wasted Time” is the 5 song EP they will put out on Bridge 9 Records on July 27 th and the first check in is now here with the track “Lonely For The Night” which you can check out HERE. You want pre-orders you say? Click HERE.
Hot off the press (June 29th) is the new DEVIATED STATE with their new 12 song effort “No Way Out”. Check it on Bandcamp with the “Name Your Price” option. Look for a review and more soon! Click the "No Way Out" cover on the left to listen.
More hot off the press stuff (June 29th again) with the new CONVERGE titled “Beautiful Ruin” which is a 4 song EP recorded during the “The Dusk In Us” sessions (13 song album from 2017). Check out the video for the new track “Melancholia” by clicking HERE. On July 6th Converge kick off a run of shows in Seattle with Neurosis that runs South through California and ends up in Austin, TX on July 21st. Click HERE to listen to “Beautiful Ruin”.
Since our last update we got 5 new videos for you all to check out. Germany’s AGGRESSIVE with “Deep Inside”, Chicago’s 2 MINUTE MINOR with “Unite The Crew”, LA’s COUNTIME with “Innocence Lost” and two from Seattle’s GOOD TOUCH with “One Hundred Years” and “All Together”. Look for Good Touch’s new 8 song self-titled album on June 29th through CoinToss and Snatchee Records. Pre-orders can be found HERE.
JUNE 17, 2018
MADBALL"S FREDDY CRICIEN GETS DEEP INTO THEIR BRAND NEW ALBUM "FOR THE CAUSE" IN THIS NEW INTERVIEW WITH US HERE AT IN EFFECT
"WE'RE IN A GOOD SPOT AND WE'RE HAVING GOOD FORWARD MOMENTUM, ESPECIALLY CONSIDERING IT'S OUR 9TH RECORD. THINGS ARE LOOKING UP BUT WE CAN'T BE TOO COMPLACENT OR COMFORTABLE- EVEN WHEN YOU'VE EARNED A LOT OF PEOPLE'S RESPECT, YOU HAVE TO KEEP IT."
SHEER TERROR will release a new 4 song 7” this summer titled "Pall In The Family" with Reaper Records handling US distribution and Dutch label Rebellion Records also releasing the same songs as a limited edition 45RPM 12” with a silkscreened B side. Track listing for this new EP is: “The Moon’s Gone Out”, “Bohacks, Wetsons, Tung-Bo & Me”, “North Shore Love Affair”, and “Get Me Off This Rock”.
NOT LIKE YOU RECORDS/ZINE recently released a 12” vinyl compilation titled “Benefit For Big Frank” with Big Frank being the guy who managed Zed Records, ran Nemesis Records and played in Carry Nation. Frank suffered a heart attack in April of 2016 and with medical bills mounting and his business put on hold Not Like You Records wanted to help out in any way they could. Each band was handpicked by Big Frank and all donated their time and their music to this great cause. Big Frank has described it as "showing my diverse taste in music and is a pretty good representation of the direction my label would have gone had I carried on with it all these years." Featuring artists as diverse as Terror, Integrity, Electric Frankenstein, Nails, Done Dying, Himsa and more, there is something on here for even the most discerning fan. Click HERE for more info about the comp and how to order it.
“The International Hardcore Connection” known as SECRET SOCIETY just put out a video for the track “Ride Or Die” which is off their June 2017 10 song full length titled “Out Of The Game”. The band features members from the United States, Bulgaria, Australia, and Europe. Watch the video by clicking HERE.
Hungary’s TOUCH have a new promo cassette out as a preview to their new LP which will be recorded this July. Two new songs and a cover of “Bring It On Down” by Oasis are available via their Bandcamp page with the ever-so-popular “Name Your Price” option. Back in May 0f 2017 we featured these guys on our Fresh Blood page. Check that short interview out HERE. Touch liken themselves to be a good mixture of the Bad Brains, Burn, Absolution, and “the whole Washington DC hardcore vibe”. Give ‘em a shot!
JUNE 12, 2018
1995 INTERVIEW WITH RAY CAPPO OF SHELTER REPOSTED FROM IN EFFECT FANZINE ISSUE #8
JUNE 9, 2018
NEW!!! 15 QUESTIONS WITH INTERVIEW WITH YOUTH OF TODAY & SHELTER FRONTMAN RAGHUNATH CAPPO AKA RAY OF TODAY. WE TALK ABOUT HIS UPCOMING BOOK, SHELTER'S FUTURE, HUGH JACKMAN, HIS KIDS FIRST STAGEDIVE, AND WHAT BRINGS HIM THE MOST PRIDE FROM HIS YEARS INVOLVED IN THE HARDCORE PUNK MUSIC SCENE
NY'S POINT BLANK BUST OUT 3 NEW TRACKS AT A RECENT REHEARSAL FOR IN EFFECT HC
CLICK BELOW TO WATCH!
NY’s POINT BLANK recently sent in 3 new tracks from a recent rehearsal session. Included are the tracks “Make A Difference”, “Lies” and “Shuff’s Song” coming in at just a little over 6 minutes. The band has some lineup changes to announce as well with bassist Danny Derella moving over to guitar to replace Matt Achstatter who recently left the band. Frank Avila takes over on bass. Point Blank will be playing this Sunday June 10th in NYC’s Tompkins Square Park as part of the PUKE ISLAND show which will also have Methlab, Project 872, Silence Equals Death and Baelfire. This show will be drummer Shuffles’ last show with the band as well. If you are interested in being the next Point Blank drummer get in touch with them by clicking the blue hyperlink at the top of this paragraph. CLICK the Point Blank photo to watch the video with their new tracks.
MADBALL RELEASE NEW VIDEO FOR "REV UP" OFF OF THEIR NEW ALBUM DUE OUT NEXT FRIDAY
JUNE 6, 2018
IN EFFECT'S "KNOW YOUR SCENE" RETURNS WITH A LOOK AT SOME OF THE PEOPLE WHO
HELP KEEP THE HARDCORE DIY UNDERGROUND SCENE ALIVE AND WELL
FEATURED: CHRIS ROBOTS WILL KILL, SCOTT GEMINN & ROGER CLARK
QUICK HITS: MADBALL, BLIND JUSTICE, SPINE & BEACH RATS
MADBALL continue their promotional push for their new album “For The Cause” with a 2 minute interview with lead singer Freddy Cricien where the questions is asked “do bad times make great music?” CLICK the photo to the left to check out the video. The new Madball hits next Friday, June 15th on Nuclear Blast. Also for the June 15th weekend be on the lookout for an in depth interview with Freddy here on In Effect where he breaks down the new album from start to finish.
BLIND JUSTICE will have their new full length out on June 29th titled “No Matter The Cost”. Flatspot Records and Edgewood Records team up for the Jersey band’s second full length which will feature 10 tracks. You can listen to the new track titled “Never Enough” by clicking HERE. Pre-orders are available now through both labels.
SPINE from both Chicago and Kansas City will have their new 9 song album titled “Faith” out on June 15th on Bridge 9 Records. “Your Reason” is one of the new tracks and you can check it out by clicking HERE.
BEACH RATS is a new band featuring Brian Baker (Minor Threat, Bad Religion), Ari Katz from Lifetime, and Bryan and Pete from the Bouncing Souls. A new 5 song EP (“Wasted Time”) is due out on July 27th on Bridge 9 Records with a track listing of: “Lonely For The Night”, “Stay All Night”, “Sports Stink”, “Skins, Brains, And Dubs” and “Wasted Time”. “Fast, melodic hardcore punk that will leave the listener begging for more” is promised.
MAY 26, 2018
WISDOM IN CHAINS PREMIER 'BETTER THAN I WAS" OFF OF THEIR NEW ALBUM DUE OUT THIS JULY ON FAST BREAK! RECORDS (US) & DEMONS RUN AMOK (EUROPE) CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN
On Friday May 25th Wisdom In Chains had a debut for their new song “Better Than I Was” on Alternative Press and for whatever reason the section of their website that the song was on crashed. Due to the holiday weekend here in the U.S. they can’t fix that problem until next week so here comes the B Team… In Effect Hardcore outta the bullpen to put out the fire on a holiday weekend cause like the mighty Wisdom In Chains… We Never Sleep! “Better Than I Was” is track 4 on their new 13 song album titled “Nothing In Nature Respects Weakness”. This is Wisdom’s 7th studio album and their first since 2015’s “The God Rhythm” . Demons Run Amok will handle the European release due out on July 20th and Fast Break! Records will release the U.S. version which starts shipping the week of July 16th. Click the band photo above to listen to “Better Than I Was” and then click the graphic below for Fast Break! Records pre-order info.
MAY 19, 2018
NEW 20 QUESTIONS WITH INTERVIEW WITH DANNY DIABLO FROM CROWN OF THORNZ, SKARHEAD AND THE WILDING INCIDENT. GRAFFITTI WRITER, HIP-HOP PERFORMER... THE INTERNATIONAL HARDCORE SUPERSTAR... DANNY DIABLO.. CLICK THE PHOTO BELOW TO READ THE INTERVIEW
LONDON'S RUCKTION RECORDS TURNS 20
IN EFFECT SALUTES OUR UK FRIENDS
2018 marks 20 years of dedication, hard work and passion for London Hardcore label RUCKTION RECORDS, and on June the 2nd the label celebrates this milestone with a huge show, featuring 10 UK bands who span right across the history of Rucktion, from early signings such as Nine Bar and Diction, all the way through to newer acts such as Proven, Life Betrays Us and Tempers Fray.
Since 1998 Rucktion Records has consistently released and supported music from across the hardcore spectrum. The label is known primarily for popularizing the hard and heavy London sound pioneered in the 1990's by bands such as Knuckledust and Ninebar, a style and a scene whose influence can be seen to this day in current Rucktion acts such as Prowler, Bun Dem Out and Idle Hands. However, Rucktion has always been keen to expand outside of the capital, working with bands from all over the UK as diverse as True Valliance, Divide, Broken Oath, Deal With It and Chains Of Hate, showing a willingness to support UK hardcore as well as a desire to transcend genres. In addition to this, Rucktion has released several recordings from overseas acts such as Pennsylvania USA’s highly successful Wisdom In Chains, long-standing Belgian veterans Surge Of Fury, and cult favorites from Baltimore MD, the legendary Stout.
Crossing through subgenres and scenes, from raging hardcore punk to furious metallic beatdown, Rucktion Records has always refused to be pidgeon-holed. A visit to one of their regular London gigs will confirm this, as the label has been consistently putting on shows in the capital for well over a decade. For much of this period Rucktion had a regular monthly residency at London’s iconic 12 Bar Club in the heart of the capital’s West End, putting on bands from all over the UK and beyond. Due to development of the area the club sadly closed its doors for the last time in early 2015. The loss of this venue and these nights left a major hole in London’s scene, until Rucktion secured regular slots at the Unicorn in Camden, where they continue to put on a wide array of acts several times a year. The label is also keen to promote talent from all over the world, distributing numerous bands and other labels, via mail order and at any show featuring Rucktion acts, alongside an ever-increasing selection of Rucktion t-shirts, hoodies, caps, beanies and more.
Rucktion's latest signing, London’s Ironed Out, feature members of several other Rucktion acts, and have a fresh new sound that takes the established formula from their previous bands to a whole new level, while proudly displaying their strong roots in the scene they grew up in. Sticking as true as ever to the DIY ideals that first inspired them all those years ago, Rucktion Records continues to support local talent and build on the strong legacy it has created over the last two decades.
NEW MUSIC FROM MADBALL & MORE!
In case you missed it MADBALL released the first musical check in to their new album titled "For The Cause" due out on June 15th on Nuclear Blast. The new track is titled "Old Fashioned" and you can check it out in the form of a lyric video by clicking the graphic to the left.
Boston's SLAP SHOT have their new 11 track album titled "Make America Hate Again " due out on June 1st on Bridge 9 Records. "Trainwreck" is the second song to be leaked out ahead of the release date. Check it out by clicking that blue hyperlink above.
Upstate NY's EGODESTROYS put out a cool new video for their cover version of Peter Gabriel's "Games Without Frontiers" which was originally released back in 1980. The cover song is off of their 14 track debut LP titled "A New Cold War" which came out in December of 2017. Click HERE to watch it.
Our friends over at WTF RECORDS (NL) have a nice lineup of new releases out now and on the way from 3 Dutch bands that all vary in the styles of hardcore punk that they play, something that is pretty common if you look up and down the WTF roster.
Next is SUPERHERO STATUS who will release the 7 song “Escape The Herd” EP on May 25th. Superhero Status have more of that uplifting old-school sound that reminds me of H2O a lot.
WTF is also a distro and seems to specialize in CD releases while also branching out beyond their borders with recent releases from NYC’s Scarboro and Boston’s Cheech. A label that is doing good things and should be on your radar!
MAY 10, 2018
A LOOK BACK AT TWO ALL-TIME CLASSIC NYHC 7" EP's THAT BOTH TURN 35 YEARS OLD THIS YEAR.
INTERVIEWS WITH: ANTIDOTE'S LOUIE RIVERA & KEITH BURKHARDT AND ROB KABULA FROM CFA
APRIL 23, 2018
NEW INTERVIEW WITH BELGIUM'S ONE STEP AT A TIME
“ONE LABEL TOLD US THAT THIS KIND OF HARDCORE DOESN’T SELL ANYMORE”
IN EFFECT VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH KYLE OF CUTTING THROUGH WHILE ON TOUR IN LEPIZIG, GERMANY
INTERVIEW CONDUCTED APRIL 20, 2018. RUN TIME 6:22
WISDOM IN CHAINS will release their upcoming album titled "Nothing In Nature Respects Weakness" this July on Fastbreak! Records in the US and on Demons Run Amok in Europe. The 13 tracks were recorded at Mountainside Studio in Pocono, PA between January and March of this year. Tenative track list is as follows: “Life Lessons”, “Already Dead”, “Someday”, “Better Than I Was”, “Ultimatum”, “The Boy And The Cave”, “Heart Of A Champion”, “Slow Drown”, “Palisade Cliffs”, “Turn My Back”, “Truce”, “Duck Down”, and “Halfway There”. Guest on the new album include vocal spots by Madball’s Freddy Cricien, Angelique from Philadelphia’s The Benderz, Davin from Eaten Alive, and Matt from Tacoma, WA’s Noi!se. This release will be Wisdom In Chains’ first new full length since 2015’s “The God Rhythm”.
APRIL 15, 2018
IN EFFECT BRINGS YOU AN INTERVIEW WITH THIS MEANS WAR! PUNK ROCK FROM THE LOWLANDS OF THE NETHERLANDS & BELGIUM SPREADING THAT GREAT STREET PUNK STYLE TO THE MASSES!
FIREBURN ON A RUN WITH UPCOMING TOUR WITH GBH & MULTIPLE NEW RELEASES ON THE WAY IN 2018
CA’s FIREBURN have their calendar’s filled up for the next few months with shows and news of more new music. On May 24th they kick off a run of shows with punk legends GBH in San Diego, CA. The tour runs up the West Coast and then East ending in Ferndale, MI on June 12th. May 25th sees Fireburn playing Punk Rock Bowling in Las Vegas at the Bunkhouse Saloon alongside The Bronx, Dwarves and The Shrine. Next up release wise will be a 2 song 7” picture disc with fellow Californian’s Torso. Recording for their debut full length will start in June with 12 songs set to be recorded with the working title of “Turn It Up”. And in you case you missed it they also released a 2 song single on March 1st on Closed Casket Activities with the tracks “Shine” and “Controller”. On April 7th Fireburn played at The United Blood Festival in Richmond, VA. You can watch footage of the new song “Waste No More Time” from that set by clicking HERE. Video by: Ken Penn. Top photo by: Joe Calixto.
Eddie Sutton and LEEWAY NYC are set to head out on a 16 date run of shows with Florida's Rhythm Of Fear starting on April 30th in New Orleans, LA and ending up in Dallas, TX on May 18th. The tour will see them cover much of the Southwest US with a Seattle date on May 7th as well as 4 stops in California. Around this same time last year Leeway NYC was coming off the tribute show for Vision's Dave Franklin in Asbury Park, NJ and there have been some shakeups lineup wise with Dan Nastasi (Mucky Pup) and Fred Delacruz (Silence Equals Death) joining the band on guitars and John Milnes (Mucky Pup) joining the band on drums. Plans are in the works for a scheduled summer release of new music as well. Stay tuned for more info. Top photo by: JC Photo Media.
Hong Kong's DAGGER are back with a new track titled "Live Your Life" which you can hear and download for free by clicking HERE. In May of 2017 the band released their debut 6 song EP digitally and on cassette. "Live Your Life" was recorded in February of 2018 along with 2 other songs that will be released later in 2018 as part of a split 7" with a still unannounced band. Dagger guitarist Riz runs the UNITE ASIA website which covers the Asian underground music scene inside out.
NJ’s RAZORBLADE HANDGRENADE will have their new 12 song album titled “Till The Casket Drops” out later this month. 5 years in the making this will be their first new material since 2011’s “Tales From The Bricks”. Recorded, mixed and mastered at Cannon Studios in NJ. Look for them at this year’s BNB Bowl (May 20th) in NYC opening for both Agnostic Front and Judge.
MARCH 31, 2018
IN EFFECT HARDCORE & UNITY WORLDWIDE RECORDS BRING YOU 2 NEW VIDEO INTERVIEWS WITH CA'S LAST LIGHT & NATIONS AFIRE WHO WILL RELEASE A SPLIT 12" TOGETHER ON APRIL 6TH
CLICK ON EACH IMAGE TO WATCH
Pre-order info for this split can be found through REVHQ HERE
PHILADELPHIA'S THIS IS HARDCORE FEST ANNOUNCES ITS 2018 LINEUP.
TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY APRIL 2ND AT 12 NOON. FOR MORE INFO CLICK ON THE IMAGE BELOW
MARCH 24, 2018
IN EFFECT HARDCORE'S INSIDE LOOK AT THE NEXT GENERATION OF HARDCORE COMING OUT OF NEW YORK CITY AND LONG ISLAND. ARTWORK BY: REID CHANCELLOR
QUICK HITS: 7 SECONDS 1980-2018. THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES!
After 38 years together 7 SECONDS called it a day this past week. Read the statement that their frontman Kevin Seconds put out by clicking HERE. Thank you for all the great songs throughout the years! In Effect interviewed Kevin twice, once in 1999 and again in 2014. Click the blue hyperlinks to check them out. Photo by: Tim Snow.
On June 1st SLAPSHOT will release “Make America Hate Again” on Bridge Nine Records. The 11 track album was recorded at The Wild Artic in Portsmouth, NH with Dean Baltulonis. Track listing is as follows: 1.”Edge Break Your Face”, 2. “Hypocrite”, 3. “Remedy”, 4. “Alone”, 5. “Cry For Help”, 6. “Trainwreck”, 7. “I Got Your Number”, 8. “It’s All About You”, 9. “Make America Hate Again”, 10.”White Flag”, 11.”One Last Chance”.
Chula Vista CA’s TAKE OFFENSE are back with a new 5 song EP titled “Tensions On High” due out on March 30th through Flatspot Records. This is their first new release since their “United States Of Mind” album back in 2013. Check out the new track “Trust” by clicking HERE.
MARCH 10, 2018
IN EFFECT'S FRESH BLOOD PAGE RETURNS WITH A LOOK AT STAND FROM ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA. THEIR "BROKEN PROMISES" EP IS OUT NOW DIGITALLY WITH A VINYL VERSION OUT SOON
QUICK HITS: MADBALL COMPLETES RECORDING FOR THEIR UPCOMING LP "FOR THE CAUSE"
MADBALL have finished recording for their new album titled "For The Cause" with mixing and mastering now taking place by Tue Madsen at Antfarm Studios in Denmark. Co-producer Tim Armstrong from Rancid will appear on the track "The Fog". Actor/rapper and Body Count frontman Ice-T also appears on the new album on the track "Evil Ways". "For The Cause" will contain 12 songs plus a bonus track. Former Madball guitarist Matt Henderson (who now plays in The Eulogy based out of Los Angeles) laid down all the guitar tracks for the new album with long time Madball guitarist Brian "Mitts" Daniels recently parting ways with the band. An additional guest on their new album is guitarist Steve Whale from The Business who laid down a lead for one track. At this time the search for a permanent new guitarist continues but has not slowed Madball’s show scheduling down with shows this past week in Eastern Canada and a return to NYC at the Brooklyn Bazaar set for Saturday March 10th.
Some quotes that came in to us via a presser from Madball's label Nuclear Blast included frontman Freddy Cricien commenting on working with Rancid's Tim Armstrong: “Tim and us go way back, he‘s an old friend and super talented guy... across the board! A legend in his own right. He invited us to come record with him and it all fell into place very organically. He‘s respected our band from day one and was excited to be a part of this. We‘re honored to have him on board.”
Bass player Hoya added: "We got a real good album. It feels like the movie "Pulp Fiction". We've got every style of hardcore in there. It feels like we've got something special!"
Ice- T added: “It‘s an honor to record with the legendary Madball. Body Count draws its closest similarities to NY Hardcore. This is a natural.”
And Freddy also added: "It's truly an honor to have Ice-T on our record! I grew up on his music from his early hip hop stuff till now. He's an iconic figure but also a “class act”, you don't always get both at once. Ice has a great respect for NYHC and Madball, means the world. This was meant to happen.... real recognizes real."
NRSV: "WASTED FOR LIFE"
NO REDEEMING SOCIAL VALUE who have not put out a new record since 2012's "America's Favorite Hardcore Band" EP are getting closer to completion on their next release which will be a full length album titled "Wasted For Life". New tracks include: "Brew Crew" (a tribute to their friends), "Don't Tell Me" (a punk rock anthem), "I'm Gonna Puke" (a country western song), and "Shatterproof" (which will be the first single, and will be released on 7" by Pitchfork). Recording and mixing has taken place over the past year and change at various studios with their drummer Glen Lorieo adding on to his own personal list of NYHC band recordings. Dead City Records will handle the U.S. release which should be available on digital, CD and vinyl. 2018 marks 30 years of brew, mayhem and hardcore for the NRSV Crew.
On Wednesday March 28th Nighthawk Cinema in Brooklyn, NY will hold their second installment of their VHS series screening "LIVE IN NYC '91" which is also commonly known as the "In Effect video". Ticket info can be found HERE. The long out of print VHS tape was filmed on January 19th, 1991 at the "Superbowl Of Hardcore IV" at NYC's Studio 54 and featured Agnostic Front, Sick Of It All and Gorilla Biscuits amongst others with live footage from the show and interviews with members of the NYHC scene including members of Cro-Mags, Murphy’s Law and Nuclear Assault. In addition to the screening there will be a Q&A session to follow the showing of the film that will include Sick Of It All's Lou Koller, Walter Schreifels from Gorilla Biscuits, director George Seminara and former In Effect Records guy Howie Abrams who is busy these days being one half of the Merciless Radio show along with his co-host Ill Bill. Merciless plays a good mix of thrash, crossover and hardcore along with interviews like the recent one they did with Udo Dirkschneider of Accept fame. Merciless has been at it for 2 years and are up to episode #62 so they must be doing something right. Find out more about Merciless HERE.
THE SOUND OF REVOLUTION:
The 3rd installment of THE SOUND OF REVOLUTION FESTIVAL has been set for November 2nd and 3rd in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Over 20 bands have already been announced for the 2 days of shows with more bands still to be announced. Click the flyer on the left for more info.
2 MINUTE MINOR:
Chicago’s 2 MINUTE MINOR will have their new album “Blood On Our Front Stoop” out on May 4th on Indie Vision Music (CA) and Zap Records (Scotland). Check out a teaser of the new track “It’s A Disease’ by clicking HERE.
Pre-orders are available now for the upcoming BERTHOLD CITY 7” titled “Moment Of Truth” which will be released on WAR Records on March 30th. The 6 song 7” features 3 songs from their July 2017 demo along with 3 additional tracks from that same recording session. Mastering was handled by Don Fury who has worked with Gorilla Biscuits, Youth Of Today, Agnostic Front and many other NYHC bands dating back to the 1980’s. Get more info on this pre-order HERE and listen to their music by clicking HERE.
Indiana’s NEW HEART will have a new 12 song album titled “Feel The Change” out on May 4th through Blood & Ink Records. This is their first release since new singer Hayden French joined the band. You can listen to the title track by clicking HERE. Pre-orders which are available now can be found HERE.
CORPORATE CITIZEN are a new band out of San Diego who just put out their debut 4 song EP this past January. You can check out their song “Scaredey Cat” performed live from their February 17th show in Oceanside, CA by clicking HERE. Some may remember Corporate Citizen’s guitarist Steve O’Brien from his days as the bassist for NYC’s Crown Of Thornz. Their "What Would He Do" EP can be downloaded for free HERE.
FEBRUARY 24, 2018
DON'T SLEEP MAY STILL BE A BIT OF A SECRET BUT THAT WON'T LAST FOR LONG AS THEY FEATURE LEGENDARY SINGER DAVE SMALLEY ON VOCALS BACKED BY AN EXCELLENT BAND BEHIND HIM. WITH THEIR NEW EP "BRING THE LIGHT" OUT NOW IN EFFECT CAUGHT UP WITH MR. SMALLEY AS WELL AS HIS BANDMATES GARRETT ROTHMAN AND TONY BAVARIA IN THIS BRAND SPANKING NEW INTERVIEW
STATE OF MIND RECORDINGS has two new releases on the way from Lousiville, KY’s BY THE GRACE OF GOD and Long Island NY’s OUT LIVE DEATH. By The Grace Of God’s “Above Fear” will have 6 songs and be released on a 1 sided silk screened 12” vinyl as well as on CD and digital. Look for “Above Fear” to be released on March 30th. Listen to the new track “(Drowning In) White Tides” by clicking their new album’s cover on the left.
OUT LIVE DEATH will have their 12 song “Has The Past Taught Us Nothing” full length out on CD/digital as well as an LP version which will be limited to only 100 copies. Look for a March 10th release date as well as Out Live Death playing at the Amityville Music Hall on that same date for their record release show. Check out OUT LIVE DEATH’s video for the new track “We Will Not Rest” by clicking their photo below. Pre-orders for BOTH of these releases can be found HERE.
WATCH OUT LIVE DEATH'S NEW VIDEO "WE WILL NOT REST" BY CLICKING BELOW
BURN TO RELEASE NEW 2 SONG EP
Last September NY’s BURN released their first ever full length titled “Do Or Die” and just a little over 5 months later they return with more new music. A 2 song 7” limited to 500 copies will be available at Burn’s merch table when they kick off a European tour in Germany on March 7th. The new track “Mountain” can be heard by clicking on the new EP’s cover on the left. The flip side to this EP will have a track titled “Break Free”. The tour with Sweden’s GUST runs through March 23rd and also makes stops in the UK, The Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Austria, and Italy.
BLACK 'N BLUE BOWL 2018 will be spread over 3 days this year running from May 18th through May 20th in NYC. Bands AND venue/venues to be announced shortly. The iconic Webster Hall which has hosted many BNB’s in the past has been closed for renovations since August of 2017.
ROTTING OUT TO PLAY SOUND & FURY 2018
Weekend ticket passes are on sale now and info can be found by clicking on the flyer to the left.
PUNK ISLAND 2018 will be held on Saturday June 23rd on New York City’s Randall’s Island. This year will have 7 stages and run from 10am until 8pm. This is the shows 11th year and in the past close to 100 bands have performed in one day. If you want your band to play at this event click HERE to find out more. “All Ages, All Day, All Free”.
Old St. Louis friends BETTER DAYS have new music out in the form of the new track “Raw Deal” which can be heard HERE. In 2017 Better Days had some lineup changes which now sees them as a 5 piece for the first time since 2011. The lineup shift has also brought upon a musical shift with the band scrapping all of their previous work. Moving in a direction that sees their influences of Kill Your Idols, Gorilla Biscuits and Dag Nasty coming to the forefront. 7 new songs are recorded and will be released with the title “Away Team” in 2018.
THIS MEANS WAR! from The Netherland’s have just released their debut self-titled 5 song EP on Pirates Press Records. A video for the track “Use It Up” can be seen by clicking above. 500 copies will be available on 10” vinyl. For info on how to buy the new record click HERE.
FEBRUARY 10, 2018
IN EFFECT CATCHES UP WITH NEW YORK HARDCORE GUITAR VETERAN MIKE DIJAN TO TALK ABOUT HIS LONG HISTORY WITHIN THE NYHC SCENE AS WELL AS HIS NEW BAND KINGS BOUNTY
IF I RULED THE WORLD PODCAST:
Be on the lookout for a new podcast based out of New York called IF I RULED THE WORLD which is hosted by George Reynolds and Sam Hoyos. To date the duo have 7 episodes available for listening which includes lengthy chats with Gavin Van Vlack of Burn, Tim Williams of V.O.D. and Arthur Shepherd who not only has been in a bunch of bands but also runs one of NYC’s most popular venues in the Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn. Upcoming interviews are scheduled with Tommy Corrigan of Silent Majority and Crown Of Thornz, Skarhead frontman Ezec. Click their logo to check them out.
DO YOU KNOW HARDCORE WEBSITE:
One of our favorite current running fanzines is called CHILLER THAN MOST out of Hungary which has 5 issues (plus a special Give issue) out since their start in 2013. Now comes an online presence from the same guy doing Chiller Than Most in the form of a new website called DO YOU KNOW HARDCORE Same vibe, same feel as Chiller Than Most as “fanzine culture” is celebrated, dissected and brought back to life in the form of re-posts of old interviews as well as original content. The site went up on January 1st and there are already close to 30 entries so smarten up and go check in with the man Attila by clicking on those blue hyperlinks! He is still working on his paper zine and the new issue of Chiller Than Most will be out next spring!
BLACK RYAN HISTORY MONTH REVISITED:
February is Black History Month and in honor of the man… Ryan Bland from NY’s ACHE, we are gonna repost this cool feature we initially had run a few years back titled “Black Ryan History Month” which is an original piece written by Ryan which covers in detail some great/crazy/scary moments relating to punk and hardcore within his own personal history. Check it out by clicking on Ryan's pic!
ARMS RACE NEW 7" OUT NOW:
Painkiller Records' first release of 2018 is the new 4 track 7" from the UK’s ARMS RACE titled "The Beast" which is the follow up to their 2016 LP "New Wave Of British Hardcore". You can stream or download the new one by clicking HERE. The U.S. version of this release is limited to 500 copies and can be ordered HERE. Arms Race will play a few shows surrounding Washington DC's Damaged City Fest which happens the weekend of April 5th through April 8th.
NEW READING MATERIAL:
PRESSURE DROP FANZINE issue # 1 is out now featuring interviews with Hatebreed, Zero Tolerance, World Be Free, Give and Samiam. This 44 page debut issue also comes with a flexi 7" that contains new songs by World Be Free, Berthold City, Zero Tolerance, Initiate, and Pure Heel. Pressure Drop #1 is the collective work of Andrew Kline (Strife), Scott Vogel (Terror), and Patrick Kitzel (Reaper Records). Order HERE or click on the RevHQ advertisement at the top of this page.
NEW MUSIC FROM IR:
IRON REAGAN returns on March 2nd with a new 8 song split EP on Relapse Records with Arizona death metal band GATECREEPER. IR will have 5 new songs including the new track titled “Paper Shredder” which you can check out HERE. Pre-orders for this new release are available HERE.
TRAIL OF LIES DEBUT FULL LENGTH OUT SOON:
Syracuse NY’s TRAIL OF LIES will release their 8 song debut full length 12” titled “W.A.R.” on February 28th on Edgewood Records. The band has a bunch of live shows lined up to support the new release that run through June and include Brick By Brick Fest in Altoona, PA on February 17th, Puerto Rico on March 10th, United Blood Fest in Richmond, VA on April 6th, The Rumble Fest in Chicago on April 27th, Wild Rose Fest in Calgary on May 11th, and Sound And Fury Fest in L.A. in June. U.S. pre-order info for “W.A.R.” can be found HERE.
MADBALL BACK IN THE STUDIO:
Fresh off their European run on the 2018 Persistence Tour with Hatebreed, MADBALL entered the recording studio earlier this week to start working on their new album titled “For The Cause” with Rancid’s Tim Armstrong. The title track was released late last year as part of a split with Wisdom in Chains and now comes a lyric video for that same track which you can check out HERE.
NEW TURNSTILE LP LESS THAN 2 WEEKS AWAY:
TURNSTILE will have their new 13 song album titled “Time & Space” out on February 23rd on Roadrunner Records. Check out the music videos for the new tracks “Real Thing”, “Generator” and “I Don’t Wanna Be Blind” by clicking them blue hyperlinks! Turnstile will be in Australia with Turnover from March 5th through the 13th before starting a U.S. run with Touche Amore and Culture Abuse that kicks off on April 9th in Cleveland and runs through May 7th in Boston. Don’t forget United Blood Fest in Richmond, VA on April 7th as well!
TWO MAN TO HEAD WEST FOR PUNK ROCK BOWLING:
Congratulations to Long Island’s favorite Hockey Punks TWO MAN ADVANTAGE as for the first time in their 20 plus year history they will be headed west to play at the Punk Rock Bowling Music Festival. May 26th is the date at the Fremont Country Club in Las Vegas, opening for the legendary Subhumans from the UK as well as the Unseen and Bishops Green. Look for a short run though California to follow their PRB appearance. Two Man’s latest is called “Bar Down” and features 6 brand new tracks that came out in 2017 and is now available on CD and is also available on their newly created Bandcamp page which you can check out HERE.
CUP 'O JOE:
Aaron Dalbec who you may remember from playing guitar in BANE has started his own coffee roasting company called Essex Coffee Roasters. Get more info by clicking HERE.
WORLD EATER TO CLOSE UP SHOP:
After almost 9 years together Germany’s WORLD EATER will be breaking up after a final tour this May. We did an interview with these guys back in early 2014 and they were a really good band that was popular in Europe but didn’t get as much attention on this side of the Atlantic. Check out their “About To Fall” video from 2013 and tell us that these guys didn’t deserve some more attention! Good luck with whatever is next fellas!