JULY 14, 2017
TIMMY CHUNKS (TOKEN ENTRY, REDEMPTION 87, FELIX & MORE) HAS A NEW BAND & EP OUT NOW UNDER THE NAME LET RAGE! IN EFFECT CATCHES UP WITH THE WHOLE BAND TO FIND OUT MORE!
JULY 1, 2017
THE FIRST INSTALLMENT OF A NEW FEATURE THAT SALUTES THE BEHIND THE SCENES PEOPLE
THAT MAKE THE DIY PUNK AND HARDCORE UNDERGROUND THRIVE!
MARC LOPEZ- SBC BOOKINGS, HOLLY BERCHIELLI- OUTSIDER ZINE
PONGSAKORN "NUT" NETON- PHOTOGRAPHER
QUICK HITS... NEWS AND SUCH...
After reforming back in 2015 NY’s BURN have been busy writing and recording new music and on September 8th they will release their latest titled “Do Or Die” which will be released via Deathwish. Check out a quick 30 second teaser HERE. Track listing for “Do Or Die” is as follows:
2. Ill Together
5. Dead Identity
6. Do or Die
7. Last Great Sea
8. New Morality
9. Unf*ck Yourself
10. Climb Out
Also out on September 8th is the new COMEBACK KID album titled “Outsider”. A few weeks back (see June 18th update below) the band previewed the new track “Absolute” and now bring us a short video interview talking about the new album. Click HERE to watch.
The new 12 track BLOODCLOT album titled “Up In Arms” is less than 2 weeks away with some samples of it available now via the track “Manic” as well as the video for the track titled “Kali”. Metal Blade Records will be releasing this highly anticipated release which features Cro-Mag John Joseph on vocals, Todd Youth (Murphy’s Law, Danzig, Warzone, Youth of Today and more) on guitars, Nick Oliveri (Queens Of The Stone Age) on bass, and Joey Castillo (Queens Of The Stone Age, Danzig) on drums. A little over a year ago our homie Lewis Dimmick brought us an insightful piece on the band after sitting down with Todd Youth. Check out that article by clicking HERE.
QUICKSAND are back with a 24 date cross country US tour starting on September 5th at Neumos in Seattle and will wind up at Warsaw in Brooklyn on October 1st. Could new music be in the works as well? Time will tell. Their last album “Manic Compression” was released way back in 1995. “Thorn In My Side” was one of the tracks off of that album and you can check out the video for it by clicking HERE.
Music videos released this past week include new ones from: MIRACLE DRUG with “War Within”, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES with “Living For Life”, and Honk Kong’s DAGGER with “All Hope Is Gone”. Click on the blue hyperlinks to watch each.
One of the best releases we have come across so far in 2017 is the new MINDFORCE 7” titled “The Future Of…”. The band features former members of the now defunct Living Laser from Pougkeepsie, NY. You can stream or buy the digital version by clicking HERE or order the vinyl direct from Trip Machine Labs by going HERE. Look for an In Effect Fresh Blood feature with these guys in the upcoming weeks as well.
JUNE 23, 2017
NEW INTERVIEW WITH HIGHER POWER FRONTMAN JIMMY WIZARD.
NEW ALBUM "SOUL STRUCTURE" OUT NOW ON FLATSPOT & VENN RECORDS
"With the vocals I take a lot of influence from bands like Janes Addiction and Alice In Chains… all those grunge/alt rock bands… I love that sound."
REVELATION RECORDS is now on Bandcamp where you can now stream or buy Rev releases. The first wave has over 40 releases to check out and includes releases by Youth of Today, Gorilla Biscuits, Judge, Ignite, Into Another, Inside Out and many more. Click on the Rev logo to check it out.
In our last update we told you about HATEBREED being announced as the headliner for the 2018 PERSISTENCE TOUR which runs through Europe each January. Just a week later Madball, Terror, Power Trip, Broken Teeth and Insanity Alert have been added to this ongoing tour package which will run from January 18th in Berlin, Germany and finish up in London on the 28th. Hatebreed has also released a brand new music video for the track “Seven Enemies” which you can check out HERE.
Also in our last update we told you about the upcoming CD compilation on the newly formed TRIPSQUAD RECORDS titled “Just For Us Hardcore Kids” due out July 21st. The first sneak peek at the tracks on that comp is now up with the Truth & Rights track “Chopped Up”. Click HERE to check it out.
JUNE 18, 2017
IN EFFECT'S FATHER'S DAY SPECIAL 2017... FEATURING 28 MINI-INTERVIEWS CELEBRATING "HARDCORE DADS" INCLUDING MEMBERS OF ALL OUT WAR, SICK OF IT ALL, MAXIMUM PENALTY, MADBALL, BOY SETS FIRE, KNUCKLEDUST, AGNOSTIC FRONT, BILLY CLUB SANDWICH & MORE!!!
IN EFFECT QUICK HITS... NEWS AND SUCH...
Canada's COMEBACK KID have moved on from Victory Records and have signed on with Nuclear Blast. Their new 13 song album (which will be their 6th studio album) will be titled "Outsider" and will be released on September 8th. The single titled "Absolute" can be heard by clicking the new album’s artwork to the left. CBK is currently on a 3 week tour in Europe which runs through July 8th.
TRAPPED UNDER ICE return with new music ahead of their upcoming 11 song album “Heatwave” due out on Pop Wig Records on July 21st. “No Relief” can be heard by clicking HERE. TUI start a short 10 date run along the East Coast starting on August 25th at the Middle East in Boston and wind up in Washington DC on September 3rd with additional Texas dates set for late September. “Big Kiss Goodnight” which was TUI’s last album was released way back in 2011.
Current day Leeway guitarist MARK THOUSANDS will be self-releasing his own 7 song solo album titled "A Love Talismanic" this summer on CD as well as on iTunes. You can listen to a sampling of the title track which features guest vocals by Life Of Agony's Mina Caputo by clicking HERE.
Richmond VA's FRIEND OR FOE announced their breakup earlier in the week. Their 2016 EP titled “Foe” was straight up a 9 minute fierce piece of hardcore. Pay your respects by checking it out HERE.
Because we missed it, and because we think it is important we wanted to pass on the news that Hong Kong’s KING LY CHEE announced an indefinite hiatus back in early May. Click HERE to check out one amazing ass video for the song “Lost In A World” which was the introduction to this band for many. King Ly Chee singer Riz has gone on to form DAGGER where he now plays guitar. Dagger's debut which came out in May can be heard by clicking HERE.
INTEGRITY have dropped another new video off of their new album due out on July 14th on Relapse Records. Check out “Hymn For The Children Of The Black Flame” by clicking HERE.
SURFACE REPORT are a new 4 piece punk band out of Southern California who grew out of the band Castoff who were previously featured here on In Effect’s Fresh Blood page, and who are now on an indefinite hiatus. Surface Report already have a 9 song full length titled “Stand By…” on the way and set for release on CD and digital on July 28th. “Things We Tell Ourselves” is a new track that they are pushing ahead of the new release and you can check it out HERE. Look for a West Coast tour in mid-August to support “Stand By…”.
Newly founded TRIPSQUAD RECORDS presents their debut release called “Just For Us Hardcore Kids” which is a collection of exclusive hardcore and punk tracks from a wide range of bands. Due out on July 21st on CD and all digital platforms this collection includes tracks from Eddie Sutton of Leeway NYC and his new band Truth & Rights, Rob Kabula; formerly of Agnostic Front and his new band Dead Blow Hammer, Russell Iglay of Underdog and his new band Huge, Tim McMurtrie of M.O.D. and his new band Full Scale Riot, as well as tracks from Crime Scene, Strong, Silence Equals Death, Despairadisio, Onpoint, Choke Artist, Strike Against All, Decimate The Living, Crossface, The Carbomb Parade, Sardonica, and Pave The Way. Look out for a release show for this compilation which will take place on August 13th at the Stanhope House in Stanhope, NJ. Click on the "Just For Us" logo to the right to get more info on Tripsquad.
Southern California's DEAR FURIOUS have released their first music video for their new track "Corruptdead". The band features ex-members of Throwdown, Strife, A Chorus Of Disapproval, Adamantium, and Outspoken. Dear Furious' first show will be on July 2nd as part of Rev Fest being held at Auriel Vista in Riverside, California from June 29th through July 2nd. The band which formed earlier this year has been busy writing and recording. Watch the video for "Corruptedead" by clicking HERE.
HATEBREED have been announced as the 2018 headliners of the annual Persistence Tour which runs each January throughout Europe. June 22nd sees the next announcements to this tour with pre-sale tickets going on sale on that date. The 2018 edition will run from January 18th through the 28th. Hatebreed’s last run on the Persistence Tour was back in 2013. Stay in touch by following the Persistence page HERE.
NY's BACKTRACK are currently working on the follow up to their 2014 "Lost In Life" full length by recently putting in over 2 weeks of work in at Portsmouth, NH's Wild Artic Studios with engineer Dean Baltulonis. Add in Terror drummer Nick Jett handling the production to this still untitled full length and you have a combo that has worked very well in recent history. More details to follow but be sure to look out for a fall 2017 release on Bridge Nine Records.
This fall BRIDGE NINE RECORDS will be releasing an 11x11, 288 page hardcover book featuring “the best’ of xXx Fanzine which is being touted as “the most comprehensive documentation of the hardcore scene circa 1983-1988”. Follow xXxFanzine for more updates as they become available.
Look out for a preview of the new DECLINE track “Deteriorate” due out this coming Thursday, June 22nd via NoEcho.net. In case ya missed it their new 6 song 7” titled “Own Your Words” will be out in September on New Age Records with a 2 week West Coast tour in the works for October.
JUNE 9, 2017
AN INCOMPLETE LOOK AT THE 2017 BNB BOWL HELD AT NYC'S WEBSTER HALL ON MAY 21ST WITH:
GORILLA BISCUITS, REST IN PIECES, TERROR, TOKEN ENTRY, TERROR, MAXIMUM PENALTY & MORE
JUNE 2, 2017
ITALY'S RAW POWER RETURN WITH NEW ALBUM "INFERNO" DUE OUT JUNE 9TH ON DEMONS RUN AMOK
CLICK PHOTO TO STREAM "INFERNO"
PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE BELOW:
MAY 18, 2017
25 TA LIFE TO REUNITE WITHOUT SINGER RICK HEALY, FIRST SHOW AT THIS IS HARDCORE FEST JULY 29TH IN PHILADELPHIA. IN EFFECT CATCHES UP WITH FRED MESK & SETH MEYER TO GET DA LOWDOWN
MAY 13, 2017
20 QUESTIONS WITH... TONY FORESTA OF IRON REAGAN & MUNICIPAL WASTE
"My wrestling name would be Calypso and my move would be the Calypso Splash.
My entrance song would be "Rebel" by Accept."
IN EFFECT'S FRESH BLOOD PAGE UPDATED WITH BUDAPEST HUNGARY'S TOUCH
"We are trying to emulate some of our favorite bands and you will find our sound is influenced by bands like NYHC staples, Bad Brains, Burn and Absolution and the whole Washington, DC hardcore vibe. "
NEW ROGER MIRET BOOK OUT THIS AUGUST
Coming this August is a new book by Jon Wiederhorn titled “My Riot, Agnostic Front, Grit, Guts & Glory” telling the story of AF’s ROGER MIRET. Below is the description…
Gangs of New York meets Mean Streets in this brutally honest memoir about surviving the treacherous 1980s Lower East Side and finding refuge and a voice in music.
Filled with danger, drugs, and abrasive music, “My Riot” is the definitive insider account of the volatile New York hardcore scene of the early 1980s. With Roger Miret as front man, legendary band Agnostic Front’s focused fury and aggression defined the times and continue to resonate today.
Born in Cuba, Roger Miret fled with his family to the US to escape the Castro regime. Through vivid language and graphic details, Miret recounts growing up in a strange new land with a tyrannical, abusive stepfather and the roles that poverty and violence played in shaping the toughness that became critical to his survival. In his teen years, he finds himself squatting in abandoned buildings with other runaways and victims of similar childhood trauma. Soon he becomes a respected and feared kingpin of the scene, and a protector of its misfits and outcasts.
Miret’s gripping memoir is a testament to the perils of growing up too young too fast and finding redemption through sheer strength, perseverance, and courage. Pre-orders can be found by visiting Amazon.com.
KNUCKLEDUST are the focal point of a new short 3 minute film by “The New British” featuring the band and fellow members of the London Hardcore scene. Click HERE to see it for yourself.
Kansas City’s SPINE and BRIDGE NINE RECORDS have teamed up and announced that Spine will finish writing their second full length this summer with plans for it to hit store shelves by years end.
Dan O’Mahony (No For An Answer) and DONE DYING have some new (sorta) music out there in the form of the track “Through You” which you can check out HERE. Carlos Ramirez and NoEcho.net have a cool accompanying article telling more about the new track and plans for a new full length by years end. Click the NoEcho link above for more.
NYC'S BLACK 'N BLUE BOWL 2017 JUST 8 DAYS AWAY!
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