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
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Pre-order info for this split can be found through REVHQ HERE
PHILADELPHIA'S THIS IS HARDCORE FEST ANNOUNCES ITS 2018 LINEUP.
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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!
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