APRIL 28, 2017
COVERAGE OF THE "DOING IT FOR DAVE" TRIBUTE SHOW HELD ON APRIL 2ND IN ASBURY PARK, NJ
BANDS INCLUDE: MURPHY'S LAW, MAXIMUM PENALTY, BREAKDOWM, LEEWAY, KILLING TIME, BOLD, SUPERTOUCH, AGNOSTIC FRONT, SHEER TERROR, & MORE.
WORDS BY: CORE-JUNKIE, PHOTOS BY: RICH ZOELLER & ANNE SPINA
APRIL 17, 2017
IN EFFECT TAKES A LOOK AT HOW SOME OF THE BEST BAND NAMES CAME TO BE BY GETTING THE BACKSTORIES FROM THEIR FOUNDING MEMBERS AND THEN REACTIONS FROM FRIENDS AND FANS
APRIL 4, 2017
ALL FOR NOTHING STREAM ENTIRE NEW ALBUM "MINDS AWAKE/HEARTS ALIVE" ON IN EFFECT
STREAM AVAILABLE STARTING APRIL 4TH THROUGH APRIL 7TH
As we mentioned in our last updated ALL FOR NOTHING out of Rotterdam, NL will have their brand new full length titled “Minds Awake/Hearts Alive” come out this Friday, April 7th on Redfield Records. All For Nothing and Redfield wish to share this entire new album with you from now until the end of the week via streaming.
CLICK ON THE ABOVE PHOTO TO LISTEN
THE LAST STAND PREVIEW NEW TRACK
Brooklyn NY's THE LAST STAND (featuring members of Shutdown and Inhuman) will have their new EP "This Is Real" out on CD/Digital/7" on Friday June 9th via Irish Voodoo Records. A single from the EP, "Path of the Righteous" is available for streaming now by clicking on the cover art to the left. The track listing for this new EP is as follows:
1. This Is Real
2. The Ride
3. Path of The Righteous
4. Still Bleeding
5. Big Mouth (Gorilla Biscuits cover, exclusive to the CD and digital versions)
6. Choose To Be (Youth of Today cover, exclusive to the CD and digital versions)
APRIL 1, 2017
"HERE COMES THE HANGOVER" IS THE BRAND NEW ALBUM FROM NYC'S SCARBORO. IN EFFECT CATCHES UP WITH THEIR GUITARIST/VOCALIST SHI HENG SHI TO GET MORE OF THE SCARBORO STORY.
“And as someone that suffers from depression I wanted to write a song, that knowing how fucking harrowing depression is, that even if just for that minute and a half, --could make you have a rager in your head and feel alive and like you could take on the world and take that kid out of that mindset for a short time”
THIS IS HARDCORE 2017 FULL LINEUP ANNOUNCED. TICKETS ON SALE NOW
The THIS IS HARDCORE FEST which is heading into its 12th year has announced their 2017 lineup which features 60 bands over a 4 day period starting Thursday July 27th and running through Sunday the 30th in Philadelphia, PA. Day 1 which will be held at the Union Transfer will feature a Ramallah set with them performing Blood For Blood tracks. Madball, Terror, and Death Threat are also at the top off the Day 1 bill. The fest then shifts to the bigger Electric Factory venue for the final 3 days with some of the bigger names including (Friday)-Pulling Teeth, Martyr AD, Ramallah and Bloodlet. (Saturday)- Buried Alive, Disembodied, All Out War, Code Orange. (Sunday)- Shelter, H2O, Killing Time, and Wisdom In Chains. One of the biggest surprises was the news that 25 Ta Life will reunite without former singer Rick Healey who is being replaced by Fury Of Five’s Stik-Man. Look this fest up on Facebook as they usually have tons of announcements leading up to the show. Click HERE to follow the fun.
BLACK 'N BLUE BOWL 2017
The annual BLACK ‘N BLUE BOWL which is held each year in NYC once again sees the show play out at Webster Hall with Gorilla Biscuits, Token Entry, Terror and Rest In Pieces at the top of the bill for this show which will happen on May 21st. Indecision, Maximum Penalty, Fire & Ice, God’s Hate, Vietnom, Line Of Scrimmage, Brick By Brick, Break Away, Cold Side and Mind Force round out the lineup. Tickets on sale now. Click HERE for more info.
The brand new ALL FOR NOTHING album titled “Minds Awake/Hearts Alive” comes out on April 7th from this Dutch 5 piece who have now released 5 full length albums and a 7” in the last 10 years. Germany’s Redfield Records are responsible for this release which features 13 new songs and was produced by Madball’s Brian “Mitts” Daniels. An official music video for the track “At First Sight” was released in early March and can be seen by clicking HERE.. Catch All For Nothing on tour in Europe now through late May.
Richmond, VA’s BREAK AWAY are back with 2 new tracks via Undertone Record and is the first in the Undertone FlexiZine series. Paired with the flexi is an 8-page full-color zine that features photos, interviews with the band, as well as write-ups about the featured songs and writing process. Limited to 250 copies. Click HERE to listen to the new tracks and for more info on how to order.
Italy’s RAW POWER who have releases that date back to 1983 will have their 11th album titled “Inferno” come out on June 9th through German based Demons Run Amok Entertainment. The new 15 song effort is the follow up to their “Tired And Furious” LP which came out in 2014.
MARCH 26, 2017
REST IN PIECES WILL REUNITE ON MAY 21ST AS PART OF THIS YEARS BLACK 'N BLUE BOWL TO BE HELD AT NYC'S WEBSTER HALL. IN EFFECT CATCHES UP WITH ARMAND MAJIDI TO GET SOME MORE INFO
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ENZIGURI: NEW ALBUM "UPTOWN BOOGIE DOWN"
ENZIGURI out of the Bronx, NY will self-release their debut 13 song full length titled “Uptown Boogie Down” on April 22nd with a free record release show on that same day at Alfie’s Place (also in the Bronx) along with Heavy Negatives, Crippled Earn, Lady Bizness, Trashy, Cry Havoc, and Full Scale Riot. Enziguri’s last release was their debut 6 song EP which hit the streets in June of 2015. You can listen to two of their new tracks by going HERE.
WISDOM IN CHAINS and Madball will team up for a new 2 song 7” to be released on Fastbreak! Records. Keep an eye out for a release date in the near future. The still untitled new Wisdom track from this upcoming 7” includes guest vocals by Madball’s Freddy Cricien. WIC will be heading over to Europe this summer with Terror kicking things off at the With Full Force Festival on June 24th in Germany and running through July 7th at the Resurrection Fest in Spain with 12 Euro-dates in between that sees them traveling to Slovakia, The Netherlands, and multiple dates in both France and Germany. The band recently recorded cover tracks of “The KKK Took My Baby Away (Ramones) and “Burn In Hell” (Twisted Sister) and plan to release them in the near future. In addition Wisdom In Chains are currently writing the follow up to their 2015 release “The God Rhythm” and expect to have a new full length out during the winter of 2017.
TERROR have a new 5 song EP titled “The Walls Will Fall” due out on April 28th on Triple B Records/Pure Noise which includes a cover of Madball’s “Step To You”. An 18 second teaser for the track “Kill ‘Em Off” can be seen by clicking HERE. A limited run of 1000 pieces are being pressed by Triple B with certain variants already sold out.
SICK OF IT ALL PART OF WARPED TOUR 2017
The 2017 VANS WARPED TOUR has announced dates (Friday June 16th through Sunday August 6th) as it criss-crosses the United States. 2017 brings some interest back to the punk/hardcore community with many familiar names including Sick Of It All, Candiria, Hatebreed, GWAR, Street Dogs, Municipal Waste, TSOL, Stray From The Path, War on Women, Strung Out and more being included on the tour. More info/dates/ticket info can be found by clicking the image to the right.
INTEGRITY have completed recording for their 12th studio album titled “Howling, For The Nightmare Shall Consume”. The new 11 song album is due out on Relapse Records this summer. The band kicks off a short 8 date European run starting on June 9 th and runs through June 15th with their label mates Seven Sisters Of Sleep. June 18th sees Integrity in France playing the annual Hellfest. You can stream Integrity’s entire music catalog by clicking HERE.
INCENDIARY will release their new 10 song album titled “Thousand Mile Stare” on May 5th on Closed Casket Activities. This new release is the follow up to their 2013 full length “Cost Of Living”. You can check out a new track titled “The Product Is You” by clicking HERE.
HIGHER POWER from the UK have released another teaser to their upcoming album titled “Soul Structure” which is due out this May on Flatspot Records. In our last update we brought you a video for the track “Can’t Relate” and now there is a stream for the track “Balance” which you can listen to by clicking HERE.
Chicago’s DECLINE have signed on with New Age Records and will be putting out an EP titled “Own Your Words” in the early summer. Decline formed in 2013 and you can stream or download their 2014 demo HERE.
NEW AGE RECORDS has also announced that they will be putting out a new 7” from Seattle’s Safe And Sound titled “Ashes Lie And Wait” which is due out this summer.
BRIDGE NINE RECORDS has announced a split 7” (with no further info as of yet) featuring Florida’s MALICE AT THE PALACE and PA’s JESUS PIECE. Listen to both bands’ music by clicking on the hyperlinks in blue.
Upstate NY’s BRICK BY BRICK and PA’s Fastbreak! Records will team up this August with a new EP with details and dates to follow.
MARCH 5, 2017
IN EFFECT CATCHES UP WITH NEW JERSEY STRAIGHT EDGERS SEARCH WHO HAVE ACCOMPLISHED A LOT IN THEIR FIRST YEAR TOGETHER INCLUDING A BRAND NEW 7" ON REVELATION RECORDS
"I COULD BE WRONG BUT AS FAR AS I KNOW A NEW STRAIGHT EDGE BAND STARTED BY GUYS IN THEIR 40'S IS FAIRLY UNCHARTED TERRITORY... THIS IS WHAT TRUE TILL DEATH LOOKS LIKE"
PA'S EDGEWISE RELEASE NEW VIDEO FOR "CHOKED OUT" OFF OF NEW EP TITLED
"ANGELS & ADDICTS" DUE OUT THIS SPRING ON COIN TOSS RECORDS
NEW YORK HARDCORE CHRONICLES FILM ANNOUNCES WORLD PREMIERE DETAILS
Dr. Martens is proud to present THE NEW YORK HARDCORE CHRONICLES FILM world premiere. The premiere will be held Friday May 19th, at 7:00pm at the SVA Theater in Manhattan (333 W. 23rd Street). Following the screening, there will be a Q & A with director Drew Stone, Roger Miret (Agnostic Front), Lou Koller (Sick Of It All) & Mike Judge (Judge). There will be a special red carpet event with D.J. Frank Molina so come early and be a part of this unique evening. Tickets went on sale on March 1st at 12 noon and were sold out within a few hours. DVD’s will be available at the screening with a free signed poster by the director. A post screening party at 2A (27 Avenue A) in the Lower East Side starts at 11:30PM. Look for The New York Hardcore Chronicles Film out on the road with 7 Northeast screenings going on sale soon. More info on this film can be had HERE.
FLATSPOT RECORDS and HIGHER POWER out of Leeds, UK have teamed up and will be releasing Higher Power’s debut LP titled “Soul Structure” due out this May. The first single from Soul Structure is available early through an official promo tape for the LP’s opening track, “Can’t Relate,” which features an exclusive LP B-Side, “Fake Mantra.” An official video for “Can’t Relate” has also been released and can be seen HERE. Higher Power has booked a long list of new shows for the months ahead surrounding the LP’s release, with a widespread UK tour with Basement happening now through March 10th. April 11th through 16th will see Higher Power playing alongside Terror on a tour of Germany and Belgium, and performing at Outbreak Fest in their hometown of Leeds. Other upcoming shows see the band supporting Trapped Under Ice and more. Give ‘em a follow on Facebook for more info.
NEW PODS ON THE BLOCK
Some familiar people from the NYHC scene have each started their own podcasts/vlogs/new media… WHATEVER you want to call them. First up is THE EDDIE LEEWAY PODCAST SHOW which is co-hosted by Eddie Sutton of Leeway NYC. Eddie’s show is up on You Tube and they currently have 2 installments up.
Next up is CONVERSATIONS AND COCKTAILS which is done by Lenny B who many may know from his days playing in NY’s Fahrenheit 451. Conversations and Cocktails features in person video interviews and so far Lenny has scored interviews with Jimmy G from Murphy’s Law as well as Tommy Carroll from Straight Ahead.
Up third is THE BROOKLYN BLAST FURNACE put out by Jimmy Ferrari who is behind Blast Furnace Productions who have gained a lot of momentum in the past 2 years booking shows at the Lucky 13 Saloon right in the heart of Brooklyn. Brooklyn Blast currently has 2 podcast episodes up that run about an hour each.
Check out a new video which is a tribute to Onno Cro-Mag who was a long time fixture in the hardcore scene in Europe until his passing in 2013. “Deafness By Noise… Featuring Hardcore Punk All-Stars… A Tribute To Our Friend” features appearances by members of Agnostic Front, Sick Of It All, Rancid, Slapshot, Rykers and a bunch more. Watch the video HERE.
More names have been added to the 2017 Black ‘N Blue Bowl to be held at NYC’s Webster Hall on May 21st. MAXIMUM PENALTY, GORILLA BISCUITS, BRICK BY BRICK, and FIRE & ICE join the previously announced REST IN PIECES, TERROR, TOKEN ENTRY AND LINE OF SCRIMMAGE. Ticket info listed below.
FEBRUARY 19, 2017
NEW INTERVIEW WITH NYHC OG AND MURPHY'S LAW FOUNDING MEMBER "UNCLE AL"
On Murphy's Law's first show on New Year's 1982... "...we jumped on stage just at midnight . Jimmy yelled into the mic ''Yo, we're Murphy’s Law, and this is called Fun!'' and the whole place went nuts. Everyone attacked the stage, diving, piling on, people started tearing up the foam seat cushions, turning the place into a foam blizzard. After two songs there were so many people on the two foot high stage that it collapsed, but we kept playing. Finally, when we were done, the owner of the place came running up to us and we thought he was going to throw us out, but instead he said 'You guys wanna play here next week?''
FEBRUARY 12, 2017
TOP TO BOTTOM COVERAGE OF THE LONDON LEG OF THE 2017 PERSISTENCE TOUR
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, AGNOSTIC FRONT, MUNICIPAL WASTE,
WALLS OF JERICHO, DOWN TO NOTHING, BURN, & MIZERY
REVIEW BY: GAVIN BROWN. PHOTOS BY: AGA HAIRESIS
REST IN PIECES, TERROR, TOKEN ENTRY & LINE OF SCRIMMAGE ANNOUNCED FOR BNB BOWL 2017.
"DOING IT FOR DAVE" TRIBUTE SHOW TO HONOR/REMEMBER VISION'S DAVE FRANKLIN WHO RECENTLY PASSED AWAY SET FOR APRIL 2ND IN ASBURY PARK, NJ
Pre-sale tickets for BNB Bowl 2017 can be foud HERE
Tickets for the "Doing It For Dave" tribute can be found HERE.
More bands to be announced soon for BNB Bowl 2017.
"Doing It For Dave" tickets are through Ticketmaster and come with the usual traps and pitfalls that is Ticketmaster. READ that fine print boys and girls. Should be two great shows!
FEBRUARY 5, 2017
DAN PIRO INTERVIEWS IN EFFECT IN THIS NEW INTERVIEW THAT GIVES SOME OF THIS WEBSITES BACK STORY FROM IT'S ROOTS AS A DIY FANZINE "20 QUESTIONS WITH CHRIS WYNNE"
HARLEY FLANAGAN FUND RAISER FOR
DR. KNOW OF THE BAD BRAINS
Cro-Mags founder HARLEY FLANAGAN has recently put out a short video on Pledge Music to announce he is putting together a fundraising campaign to help Gary “Dr Know” Miller of the Bad Brains who had some serious health issues that started in late 2015. On this Pledge Music page you can see the things that Harley is offering for sale with a notation that 48% of all money raised will go to Dr. Know. Included is a download of the new EP by Harley’s new band called HARD-CORE which is due out this summer, signed records, prints, books as well as more personal interactions including a private Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu lesson, an exclusive book reading with Q&A as well as an exclusive concert. Click his photo to the left to get all the info.
More on the BAD BRAINS from the site Loudwire.com who put out a story this past week that Bad Brains singer H.R. will undergo brain surgery on February 21st with hopes to improve a neurobiological disorder which causes severe cluster headaches. Here is to that P.M.A. and a speedy recovery to H.R. Read the entire article HERE.
This update has some new videos including ones from Israel’s KIDS INSANE who have a new album coming out on March 10th titled “Cluster” on Redfield Records. This is Kid Insane’s second full length and will feature 10 new songs available on LP and CD. Pre-orders are up now. Kids Insane kick off a zig-zag like Euro tour on March 17th with Italy’s SLANDER that runs through April 2nd. Check out the new Kids Insane video for the track “Varicose” by going HERE.
The NYC 3 piece punk outfit known as SCARBORO recently dropped a lyric video for the track “Watch ‘Ya Back” off of their brand spanking new album “Here Comes The Hangover’ on WTF Records. Read the review for this new album in our REVIEWS section and look out for an interview with them real soon here on In Effect. Check out “Watch ‘Ya Back” by going HERE.
DUTCH HARDCORE BAND ALL FOR NOTHING TRAVEL TO KENYA TO PLAY FIRST EVER THIS IS AFRICA FEST (INCLUDES VIDEO)
On November 3rd of last year Dutch hardcore band ALL FOR NOTHING traveled to Nairobi, Kenya to play the first ever THIS IS AFRICA FEST on November 5th with local rock bands from the surrounding area. SMOOTH SAILOR PRODUCTIONS who has contributed photos to In Effect in the past traveled along with the band as well as the HARDCORE HELP FOUNDATION which helped put the show on. Smooth Sailor has provided us with a short 3 minute video clip which shows AFN traveling to the festival, playing the show and other outtakes from their short 3 day stay. Check out the video by clicking the above graphic and look out for a new AFN album in 2017 as well.
NY’s NONE ABOVE ALL have a cool new video out for their track “Who’s Next?” which splices up live footage from their recent show on January 6th at Brooklyn’s Lucky 13 Saloon. Check out the video HERE and then go download their demo for free by clicking the banner at the top of this page.
The PENNSYLVANIA HARDCORE DOCUMENTARY which came out in 2014 on DVD is now available for streaming on such outlets as i-Tunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play and X-Box Live. The documentary which features over 200 interviews runs 1 hour and 25 minutes. Find more info on it by going HERE.
And in case you missed it there is a documentary in the works titled “HOLDING THESE MOMENTS” by Dan Elswick which will showcase the recently broken up (and greatly missed) BANE. Check out the trailer HERE which should get any Bane fan excited for this to come out.
JANUARY 21, 2017
KILL YOUR IDOLS ANNOUNCE AN OFFICIAL COMEBACK FOR 2017 AND IN EFFECT INTERVIEWS GUITARIST GARY BENNETT TO FIND OUT THE WHO'S, THE WHERE'S AND THE WHY'S ON THIS REBIRTH
JANUARY 10, 2017
IN EFFECT'S JOSH DERR CATCHES UP WITH FREDDY MADBALL IN THIS EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW
CLICK PHOTO TO WATCH
Having just come off a 6 date run of shows with Korn and Limp Bizkit in the UK, the guys in Madball are no worse for wear. They returned to the states for limited down time before shoving out to play a few East Coast shows with Wisdom in Chains and Brick By Brick. I was able to catch up with Madball vocalist Freddy Cricien in the green room after their set where we talked about how they ended up in Wembley Arena with two of pop culture's most recognizable rock bands, Madball's upcoming split with Wisdom in Chains, and what it was like playing in front of a huge crowd that was, for the most part, totally unfamiliar with their music. Check it out!
THE "KINGS OF PUNK" POISON IDEA BREAK UP
POISON IDEA announced on January 8th that they are breaking up after over 35 years in the game. We salute Jerry and the members of PI past and present for a job well done. The comeback that Poison Idea started a few years back was no half-assed effort with some quality music having been put out since their return. Their official announcement came via Facebook and it went like this…
“This is an OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT. We've told our friends, talked with promoters, announced it at the last show, but I guess we have to do this to make it "official". POISON IDEA is pulling the plug on the life support system that keeps the band side alive. Ya can't kill the spirit. But as of Jan. 1, 2017, POISON IDEA is no longer a band. We're going to keep working with TKO/Cascade to rerelease the old catalog and we have stuff that was never let out of the can, that will probably be released. THANK YOU FOR THE 35(!) YEARS WORTH OF MEMORIES. STAY TRUE, STAY FREE. CHEERS.” Above photo taken at CBGB's and taken by Mr. Carl Gunhouse.
REST IN PEACE... JOHN SALTARELLI & DAVE FRANKLIN
Sad news over the last couple of weeks first with the passing of LETHAL AGGRESSION frontman John “Saltz” Saltarelli on December 23rd. He was 51 years old. NJ’s Lethal Aggression got things rolling in 1985 with their “From The Cunt Of The Fucking Whore” demo which introduced them and their crossover thrash/punk style to the NY/NJ crowd and beyond. Lethal Aggression was still at it as well in 2016. R.I.P. John.
On January 5th word got around that Dave Franklin, frontman of NJ’s VISION had also passed at the age of 47. Vision who have been at it since the late 1980’s have always been one of those bands that seemed to draw people into what they were doing no matter what style of hardcore/punk or metal you were into. R.I.P. Dave.
DECEMBER 28, 2016
IN EFFECT'S YEAR END REVIEW WRAPS UP THE YEAR IN HARDCORE AS WE SAW IT WITH TONS OF PHOTOS, INTERVIEWS, NEWS AND NO TOP 10 LISTS!
DECEMBER 11, 2016
A NEW INTERVIEW WITH LONG ISLAND, NY'S OUT LIVE DEATH
BLOODCLOT have unveiled the title track to their upcoming album “Up In Arms” which is due out in the spring of 2017 on Metal Blade Records. You can check out the new lyric video by going HERE. This anticipated release features Cro-Mags frontman John “Bloodclot” Joseph on vocals, NYHC veteran Todd Youth on guitar, Nick Olivieri from Queens Of The Stone Age on bass, and Joey Castillo on drums who has played with Danzig and Eagles Of Death Metal. Bloodclot plays the Power Of The Riff on Saturday December 17th at the Regent Theater in LA.
BRIDGE 9 RECORDS and North Carolina’s ADVENT will be teaming up for a new 4 song EP titled “Pain And Suffering” which is due out in early 2017. This release will be their first since breaking up 6 years ago. This 18 minute EP will be available on 12” vinyl and CD with pre-orders available now through the B9 store. You can also check out the new track “Weight Of The World” by going HERE.
DECEMBER 5, 2016
COVERAGE OF THE FIRST EVER "THE SOUND OF REVOLUTION" WHICH WAS HELD ON NOVEMBER 19TH IN EINDHOVEN, THE NETHERLANDS WITH A STACKED LINEUP THAT INCLUDED: MADBALL, LIFE OF AGONY, IGNITE, JUDGE, COCKNEY REJECTS, DISCHARGE, NO TURNING BACK AND MORE
R.I.P. MICKY FITZ OF THE BUSINESS
As many of you have probably already heard Micky Fitz of The Business passed away on December 1st. The band’s Facebook page had the following post:
As you may have already heard, Micky passed away yesterday morning after a long battle with cancer. Micky was a man who spoke his mind - he was always quick with a joke and three steps ahead of you in a conversation. He was also one of the best mates you could ask for. Everybody you speak to in the punk scene has their own Micky Fitz story, some of them more flattering than others as Mick didn’t pull any punches. He didn’t care what anybody thought of him and he always did things his own way. That is the thing about true characters - they have rough edges, they don’t fit into any box and they can be near impossible to deal with from time to time, but that’s what makes them so unique, it’s what makes them iconic, it’s what makes them special. There will never be another Micky Fitz. Our thoughts are with Mick’s family at this time, especially Kim and Jamie who have always been by his side through thick and thin. Finally thank you to Micky, for being relentlessly Micky Fitz, much loved and much missed. Micky has requested no flowers. If you would like to do something to remember him, please make a donation to Cancer Research in his name. CLICK HERE.
The “Kings Of Punk” POISON IDEA recently put out a 1 and a half minute trailer to a “feature full length with lots of music and words from filmmaker Mike Lastra”. Not much more in the way of info about this but from the looks of this short trailer it should be a barn burner to keep an eye on in the upcoming months. Check out the trailer HERE.
KILLING TIME will celebrate their 30th anniversary as a band in 2017 and have recently announced that they will be releasing their “Brightside” LP as well as the Raw Deal Demo on vinyl. Stay tuned for more details.
The UK’s VIOLENT REACTION have announced that they will be splitting up and have just two remaining shows left. The first is on January 14th in Los Angeles at The Echo and the final VR show will be held on January 21st in London, at the DIY Space For London. Lead singer Tom Pimlott says that the band members are all still friends and will remain playing together in other projects. “We just feel the band has run its course is all. Rather go out with a bang than fizzle out”. Violent Reaction holds the honor of being the first non-US band to put out a full length album on Revelation Records. Back in June of 2015 In Effect did an interview with them which you can check out HERE.
NOVEMBER 29, 2016
IN EFFECT'S FRESH BLOOD PAGE UPDATED WITH A LOOK AT NY'S ZERO RIGHTS
"I'd rather play to a crowd of people that didn't pay and are there to have a great time and dance than the arm crossers who don't want to spill their drinks."
NOVEMBER 25, 2016
PREVIEW THE NEW ACHE TRACK "PANIC KILLS" ONLY ON IN EFFECT HARDCORE
TAKE THE ACHE "TRIVIA" CONTEST TO TRY AND WIN AN ACHE PRIZE PACKAGE
PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW THROUGH DEAD CITY RECORDS
IRON REAGAN recently dropped a sampler from their new album titled “Crossover Ministry” due out on February 3rd on Relapse Records. You can listen to the new albums opening track “A Dying World” HERE. Pre-orders are also available now and not to be missed in this incredibly funny infomercial telling you all about “Crossover Ministry” and of course… how to order. Give a click HERE for more.
Recording for the new SLAPSHOT full length album starts on December 3rd at Wild Artic Studios in New Hampshire. The final product is expected to be released in early Spring 2017 on Bridge 9 Records.
Texas’ POWER TRIP deliver a teaser to their new album “Nightmare Logic” due out on February 22nd on Southern Lord. The first track to see light is titled “Firing Squad” and you can check that out by clicking HERE. Upcoming Power Trip shows include December 2nd at Emerson Theatre in Indianapolis, IN, December 3rd at the Hardcore Stadium in Cambridge, MA as part of the America’s Hardcore Fest, and January 5th at Barracuda in Austin, TX. Stay tuned for an announcement on a full blown U.S. tour In support of “Nightmare Logic” as well.
PISSED OFF RADIO is accepting submissions from unsigned and indie punk, hardcore and metal bands for its fourth annual charity compilation. This year's beneficiaries will be Pink Ink Fund (www.pinkinkfund.org) and T.E.A.L. Walk (www.tealwalk.org). These are two grass roots charities that directly help cancer patients with research and recovery. The previous Pissed Off Radio comps have raised over $5000.00 combined for various cancer charities.Bands can submit one song, in lossless WAV or FLAC format, by December 31, 2016. Submissions and questions can be directed to email@example.com Click below for more info.
NOVEMBER 13, 2016
IN EFFECT CATCHES UP WITH NYHC VETERAN EDDIE SUTTON AS WE DISCUSS HIS LATEST EFFORT; TRUTH & RIGHTS WHO HAVE JUST RELEASED THEIR DEBUT FULL LENGTH TITLED "LIES & SLIGHTS"
"I'm not one of these older hardcore people who wants to just play the same set every night. I want to also give the fans of this music something new and that's very important."
OCTOBER 29, 2016
A NEW INTERVIEW WITH THE REVAMPED AND REVIVED EDGEWISE FROM WEST CHESTER, PA
BAD BRAINS ROCK 'N ROLL HALL OF FAME NOMINATED AS WELL AS NEW H.R. BOOK DUE OUT IN JANUARY
BAD BRAINS recently were recently nominated to be inducted into the Rock ‘N Roll Hall Of Fame. There is a 2017 nominee fan vote that you can find at:
https://vote.rockhall.com that can help their cause as well. In addition be on the lookout for a new book titled “Finding Joseph I: An Oral History of H.R. from Bad Brains” which is due out in January 2017. The 272-page gripping story features interviews with H.R., his bandmates past and present, friends and those he has influenced and inspired. Lesser Gods Books who is behind this effort dubbed it the “first fully authorized biography” of Bad Brains’ frontman Paul “HR” Hudson. The book is a companion to an upcoming documentary film from James Lathos who along with Howie Abrams authored the “Finding Joseph I” book. The documentary promises to put many of the stories from the biography into moving pictures and will make its debut at London’s Doc and Roll Film Festival on November 10th. Co-author Howie Abrams was kind of enough to share 2 short passages from the book which you can read below, first from Minor Threat’s Ian Mackaye and then from HR. Pre-order information about the book can be found HERE.
“Bob Marley and other reggae guys would talk about, “mash it up.” It was a reggae kind of saying. This is a ridiculous theory of mine, but I think H.R. probably said “mash it up,” but because of his accent, which had this Rasta inflection, the New York kids heard, “MOSH it up,” and their dancing became “moshing.” It’s just a theory, but I haven’t heard a better one. I know he would say, “mash it up,” so “MOSH it up.” I think that’s where the term “moshing” originated. I could be wrong.”
“We didn’t know that “mashing it up” meant start tearing the club up. That’s what they thought we were saying. We weren’t saying that at all. I was just using the term to express exuberance and jubilance. Anyway, one day I was dancing and I dove out and everybody moved, and I landed flat on my face on the floor. Nobody was there to catch me.”
NEW POWER TRIP LP "NIGHTMARE LOGIC DUE OUT FEBRUARY, 2017
POWER TRIP are looking at an early February release for their new 8 track LP titled “Nightmare Logic” on Southern Lord. Much like their last release (2013’s “Manifest Decimation”) the recording was split between their home state of Texas and in Philadelphia, PA with Arthur Rizk. Look for teaser tracks, artwork, and track listings in mid-November.
SICK OF IT ALL’s new EP titled “When The Smoke Clears is due out November 4th and contains 5 new tracks. “Black Venom” is the first look at the new material and you can check out a lyric video of this song by clicking HERE. NYC is where it all started for SOIA and on the weekend of December 9th through the 11th they will play 3 NY shows dubbed the “Tri-Boro Tour” which will make stops at smaller venues in Brooklyn (St Vitus), Manhattan (Bowery Electric) and Queens (Blackthorn 51).
Germany’s RYKERS have a mid-November release for a 4 song split 7” with Portugal’s GRANKAPO titled “Outcasts Won’t Fall” on Hell Xis Records. 2017 will be Rykers’ 25th anniversary and they will be releasing a special 7” in 2017 to celebrate this milestone. December will be a busy month with a headlining date set up in Jakarta Indonesia on December 3rd, Thessaloniki, Greece on December 16th, and another headlining spot on December 17th in Sofia, Bulgaria as part of the HC-X-MAS Festival.
HONG KONG'S KING LY CHEE BOOKED FOR SUMMER RETURN TO U.S. NORTHEAST
Hong Kong’s KING LY CHEE made some waves earlier this year by getting added as an opener to a short run of Northeast shows with Sick Of It All. On that tour they gave out free copies of their (at the time) new 3 song EP titled “Be Water”. Things went so well that the band has confirmed that they will return for another run of shows in the Northeast in the summer of 2017 as well as plans to record their next studio album here in the States while on that trip. Make sure to check out their singer’s website www.UniteAsia.org which covers many aspects of the widely under-reported Asian underground music scene. Photo by: Rich Zoeller.
Fresh off a European tour in October with fellow Virginian’s DOWN TO NOTHING Richmond’s BREAK AWAY will soon be hitting the studio to record their sophomore LP which will feature 10 new songs and be titled “Cross My Heart”. Look for this new one in the spring of 2017 on React! Records.
TERROR are working on a new 7” with Triple B Records titled “The Walls Will Fall” for 2017 although the amount of tracks and a release date are still not announced.
NYC’s MAXIMUM PENALTY are also gearing up for new music in 2017 as they have confirmed they will be doing a new 7” with Reaper Records with recording to start by years end.
OCTOBER 15, 2016
NEW INTERVIEW WITH JEREMY & MADISON OF FURY FROM SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
"We set out to make a hardcore/punk LP, so we wrote and recorded on our own, the best
hardcore/punk LP we could and I think it turned out cool."
IN EFFECT'S JOSH DERR CATCHES UP WITH LEE FARRELLY OF NYHC COMICS (VIDEO INTERVIEW)
In Effect’s Josh Derr just might pop up anywhere and at last week’s NY Comic Con he ran into Lee Farrelly of NYHC Comics at their booth at this annual convention. NYHC Comics is a store in Dobbs Ferry, NY that sells comic books, horror memorabilia, toys, t-shirts, records and more. Josh did a quick on the spot 3 minute interview with Lee about his store and you can check that out HERE. Run time 3:07.
FULL SCALE RIOT TO RELEASE "EMPOWER" FULL LENGTH ON NOVEMBER 25TH
NY/NJ based FULL SCALE RIOT will release their debut full length titled “Empower” on Friday November 25th on Eulogy Recordings. The follow up to their 2015 “Depopulation” EP will feature 9 new tracks. Look for pre-order info somewhere before the end of October.
NYC’s BRAIN SLUG have finally released their new 15 track full length titled “Live In Power” and is now available as a “name your price” download via their Bandcamp page with the LP version on the way from Just A Audial in the US and Hardware Records in the EU. “Live In Power” was mastered by Don Fury and a West Coast tour is in the works as well. Brain Slug’s description of themselves in pretty cool and we quote… “this is no-frills hardcore punk for purists who need substance over style without sacrificing the abrasion. Think Citizen's Arrest trying to rewrite “Set It Off”. Click HERE for more info.
ANGEL DU$T recently played a 10am show on a Tuesday in Malaysia on a flight layover and our brother website UNITE ASIA has all the details which you can check out HERE. Article include photos and video from the show which also included a few Turnstile tracks as well.
REVELATION RECORDS will be putting out the debut 7” from SEARCH who feature members from Floorpunch, Hands Tied, Turning Point, and Mouthpiece. The new EP will be titled “Between The Lines” and will be out in early 2017. You can listen to the title track by clicking HERE.
More Rev news with a new DOWN TO NOTHING live album titled “Live On The James” due out on January 16th. This will be the first ever live record in the history of Revelation Records. “Live On The James” was recorded on October 25th, 2015 at the Broadberry in Richmond, VA. Pre-orders become available in December.
Revelation is on a roll also announcing that they will be putting out BEYOND’s “No Longer At Ease” LP on December 16th. “No Longer At Ease” was originally released in 1989 by Combined Effort Records and later reissued in 1997 on CD by Some Records. This is the first time "No Longer At Ease" has been available again on any format since then. The Revelation Records reissue of their full-length LP "No Longer At Ease" is remastered from the original analog tapes, features original artwork, is pressed on limited color vinyl, and includes digital download. Pre-orders should be up within a few weeks.
SPECIAL BENEFIT SHOW FOR THE FAMILY OF ROB MCALLASTER WHO PLAYED IN IRON CHIC & CAPITAL ON OCTOBER 22ND ON LONG ISLAND
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A very special hardcore super-group of sorts has formed, appropriately calling themselves HARDCORE JUKEBOX. Members include (but not limited to) Gary Bennett, Vinnie Value, and Mike Delorenzo of Kill Your Idols and Dean of No Redeeming Social Value. The main mission of this hardcore alliance is to honor the life of Rob McAllaster former Iron Chic/ Capital guitarist and to raise money for his family. "NYHC takes care if its own, and we are honored to have the opportunity to do just that", says Gary Bennett (KYI/Sheer Terror), guitarist. "Rob was a big part of the Long Island Hardcore scene and we wanna honor his memory and contribution with a meaningful celebration. Also, his loss hits home with those of us who have a family and children." Hardcore Jukebox's setlist for this one-time special gig at Amityville Music Hall on Oct.22 is a mash up of classic anthems and standard tunes that everyone in attendance is sure to know. "We chose the name of our band because what we do is play the hits, baby" stated Dean/ No Redeeming Social Value. SBC Productions who is the collective behind bringing many great acts (H2O, Murphy's Law, Wisdom in Chains & many other notables) to the Long Island area over the last year is an ally in HCJB's plan to make this show something truly memorable for hardcore fans. Confirmed rumors say that the setlist, in addition to classics by AF, Warzone, 7 Seconds, and other roots hardcore/ punk bands, will also highlight hits by the members of Hardcore Jukebox, as well as some "surprise guests" popping in to help out. "We've got friends/members from our former bands that once they heard we were getting together and jamming, pledged their time and support to make the Hardcore Jukebox set one that people will be talking about as something monumental, so you don't wanna be the one who missed this." says Vinnie Value." "This is going to be really, really fun. we are pulling out all the stops for this show. AMH is a great place for shows.. the best place, in my opinion, on Long Island right now. I would say most everyone there is a friend of Rob, or knew him casually, or are at least fans of the music he played. He was a great guy. I hope this raises up spirits, and some a little something extra for his family.", says Gary. SUPPORT!
NYHC's OWN MALTA THE DAMAGER DROPS NEW PROMO VIDEO SET TO EGH'S "GOON SQUAD"
NYHC’s favorite underground wrestling sensation MALTA THE DAMAGER (aka James Dijan) brings us a new 3 minute video clip of him in action set to EVERYBODY GETS HURT’s “Goon Squad” track. Check it out HERE. In Effect also did an interview with MTD back in 2012. Click HERE to check it!
Innerstrength Records and MACHINIST from Georgia will team up for a new record in early 2017. Machinist has been around since 2011 and have two 7”s, a split with Reno’s Vampirates as well as a 2015 full length titled “Pronegative” which came out on Eulogy Recordings. Check in with Machinist by going HERE.
Holland’s ALL FOR NOTHING are back at it and in the studio recording their 5th full length which will be out in early 2017 on GSR Entertainment. Brian “Mitts” Daniels of Madball is handling the production for this new release which is the follow up to 2014’s “What Lies Within Us”.
Look out for VANISHING LIFE’s debut album titled “Surveillance” which is due out on November 11th on Dine Alone Records. The group includes members Walter Schreifels (Quicksand/Gorilla Biscuits) as well as members who have been parts of Bad Religion and Rise Against among others. You can check out the new track “Realist” by clicking HERE. Vanishing Life put out their debut 2 song 7” in 2014.
DEAD MANS CHEST from London have a new album out titled “Violent Days” on BDHW Records. 10 new tracks with a bunch of guest appearances including Terror’s Scott Vogel and Jorge from Merauder. You can watch the video for the new track “Burden To Bear” by clicking HERE.
OCTOBER 8, 2016
IN EFFECT HARDCORE REACHES 1 MILLION VIEWS MARK
In Effect Hardcore started on February 12th, 2012 and on October 7th, 2016 we had our 1 millionth visit to the site. If you are looking at a major corporations website or a website attached to a pop superstar 1 million visits is not that special. This website (and the fanzine that came before it) was always based in DIY ethics and keeping the underground aspect of it first and foremost and we are proud to say that. Hardcore bands are not household names, in most cases don’t sell out huge stadiums and do not sell hundreds of thousands of records and to reach as many people as we have basically by word of mouth and social media is fucking awesome. We would like to thank EVERYONE who had a hand in this including all the contributors that have given their time and effort in some way, the bands who openly provide info and to all the regular and irregular visitors to this site. Without your support this doesn’t happen. CW- October, 2016. Art by: CHUN ONE
SEPTEMBER 29, 2016
#VOICES- THIS IS HARDCORE 2016
IN EFFECT CANVASES THE THIS IS HARDCORE BACK STAGE AND PARKING LOT AREAS TO INTERVIEW 25 SEPERATE BAND MEMBERS WHO PERFORMED AT THIS YEARS FESTIVAL
This November be on the lookout for “The Extermination Vol, 3” from FLATSPOT RECORDS which is the third in a series of compilations that features 9 brand new songs that are exclusive to this release. Bands and track listing is as follows: TERROR “Other Worlds”, COUNTDOWN “Average Man”, DISGRACE “Hunt/Reprise”, MANIPULATE “Shadow Walker”, PIECE BY PIECE “Hating You”, TAKE OFFENSE “Enter The Center”, HIGHER POWER “World Gone Mad”, FRIEND OR FOE “Invincible”, and D.C. DISORDER “Naïve To A World”. This compilation will be released on 12” vinyl, cassette and digital platforms and is scheduled to be release on November 11th. Check in with Flatspot for more info.
The Washington state based band G.L.O.S.S. have announced they will be breaking up but not before they play the Not Dead Yet Fest this October in Toronto as well as a farewell show in the Northwest which is still to be announced. G.L.O.S.S. first caught our attention with their January 2015 demo followed by their “Trans Day Of Revenge” EP which came out this past June. You can listen to either of these releases by going HERE.
BORROWED TIME from Rochester, NY have sneak peaked a new track titled “Final Curtain Call” which is off their upcoming EP titled “Poisonous Grace” which is due out in October on Surface Records. The new release will have 5 brand new songs and a cover of S.O.D.’s “United Forces”. “Final Curtain Call” features guest vocals by Ray of Brick By Brick and Full Blown Chaos and another new song titled “Judas Kiss” has guest vocals by Karl from Earth Crisis. Listen to the new track HERE.
SEPTEMBER 18, 2016
IN EFFECT CATCHES UP WITH NIELS AND DAAN OF HOLLAND'S CORNERED TO GET
SOME INFO ON ONE OF THE BEST HARDCORE BANDS ON THE EUROPEAN SCENE TODAY
IN EFFECT'S FRESH BLOOD PAGE UPDATED WITH WEST CHESTER, PA'S NATION OF WOLVES
HARLEY FLANAGAN’S “LIFE OF MY OWN” BOOK NOW AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE
HARLEY FLANAGAN’s 448 page “Life Of My Own” biography which is due out on September 27th is now available for purchase through Amazon.com. If you would like to meet the founder member of the legendary Cro-Mags he will be doing book signings at Manitoba’s which is located at 99 Avenue B in NYC on September 27th from 7-9pm.
SICK OF IT ALL’s new EP “When The Smoke Clears” is due out November 4th and will come with a book celebrating the band’s 30 years in existence with rare photos and thoughts/liner notes from fellow musicians they have shared the stage with over the years. Track listing for this EP is as follows: “When The Smoke Clears”, “Black Venom”, “Doomed Campaign”, “Blood & Steel”, and “Fortress”. SOIA’s last release was “Last Act Of Defiance” which came out in September of 2014.
The new THE LAST STAND EP titled “This Is Real” is coming along with an expected release for late 2016/early 2017. Recorded by Jerry Farley who worked with the band on their last effort “The Time Is Now”. Track listing is as follows: “This Is Real”, “The Ride”, “Path Of The Righteous”, “Still Bleeding” and a cover of “Big Mouth” by Gorilla Biscuits. Look for “This Is Real” to be released in digital, CD and vinyl formats. Check out a short sampling by clicking HERE.
MY REALITY ENTERTAINMENT is the new label being put forth by LEEWAY frontman Eddie Sutton. The first release of this new venture will be the debut album from TRUTH & RIGHTS who Eddie also sings for. The 10 song full length is titled “Lies And Sleights” and will be out first digitally around Halloween followed up shortly afterwards with a CD version. You can catch Truth & Rights on October 30th (along with Leeway) at the Blue Room in Secaucus, NJ where Eddie along with Tripsquad Productionz have started booking shows with the idea of having regular Saturday and Sunday metal and hardcore meatiness. EddieLeeway156@gmail.com for more info on the bookings and in case you missed it the track “Games” off of that Truth & Rights debut can be heard HERE.
NY’s AGITATOR have announced they have broken up.
Holland’s ALL FOR NOTHING will be playing This Is Africa Fest on November 5th in Nairobi, Kenya. The show is hosted by the Rock Society of Kenya and the Hardcore Help Foundation from Germany. Locals Rash, Last Year’s Tragedy, and Rish are also on the bill. Click HERE to see a short promo clip from All For Nothing’s singer Cindy.
Be on the lookout for HOTHEADS, a new band out of NYC who just put out a 5 song EP online that will soon be released in cassette form via Just A Audial. Featuring members of Brain Slug, Deflect, Krimewatch and NYC Headhunters. Click HERE to check out their new release which you can download for a “name your price”. Info on how to order the cassette can be found there as well.
SEPTEMBER 3, 2016
PART 3 OF IN EFFECT'S LOOK AT THE OCCUPATIONS OF SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE BANDS
INCLUDES MEMBERS OF: IGNITE, KNUCKLEDUST, KING LY CHEE, AGNOSTIC FRONT, WISDOM IN CHAINS, WAR ON WOMEN, REGULATE, STRIFE, BREAK AWAY, DEATH THREAT & MORE!
AUGUST 28, 2016
NEW "20 QUESTIONS WITH" INTERVIEW WITH CHRIS LUFT OF GERMAN JUGGERNAUT RYKERS
AUGUST 26, 2016
JOSH DERR GIVES A RUNDOWN OF HIS 4 DAY HARDCORE WEEKEND IN PHILLY