JULY 2, 2021
“WORLD AT WAR” IS THE LATEST ASS BEATER OF AN ALBUM BY OXNARD, CALIFORNIA’S DEAD HEAT. SINGER CHRIS RAMOS GETS US UP TO SPEED WITH THE SONIC “NEW ERA” OF THE BAND, A REINTRODUCTION TO THEIR MASCOT “BONES”, AND A QUICK LOOK AT THE DEAD HEAT 2021 GAME PLAN MOVING FORWARD. CLICK BELOW TO READ THE INTERVIEW
RECENTLY ADDED MUSIC VIDEOS & QUICK HIT...
TURNSTILE NEW EP & VIDEO
Turnstile's new 4 song EP "Turnstile Love Connection" can be heard on SPOTIFY as well as watched via an 11 minute music video which you can see by clicking the hyperlink above. Live photo: Kuckuck Artworks circa 2018.
JUNE 25, 2021
SHINING LIFE PRESS TO RELEASE 722 PAGE "IN EFFECT FANZINE ANTHOLOGY 1988-1999" BOOK
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We are happy to announce that the In Effect Fanzine Anthology book is now available to order! In Effect Hardcore grew out of a DIY print fanzine called In Effect and was around from 1988 to 1999, producing 12 issues and featuring many of the great bands that made up the NYHC scene of the 80’s and 90’s. Shining Life Press has produced the ultimate In Effect Fanzine source with a 722 page book that includes every page from every issue along with many extras including essays and backstories to each issue, “extra” photos from BJ Papas, Ken Salerno, Carl Gunhouse and more. Click HERE to find out how to order your copy now through Shining Life Press. To see photos of all the old In Effect covers (as well as more backstory) click HERE. “Hardcore” Joe McKay had In Effect’s Chris Wynne on his This Is Hardcore Podcast last night and you can listen to the full interview by clicking HERE.
NYC's CRIPPLED EARN are the latest up and coming NYHC band to join forces with Dutch label WTF Records. Their next release will be a 4 song EP titled "Exhausting Existence" and is due out on October 22nd. We first found out about Crippled Earn through their 2017 "Swine" EP and more recently they provided a new track for the "A7 Back To The NYHC Roots" compilation out now on Pitchfork. Give 'em a listen!
In other Dutch/NYHC relations WTF has also teamed up with GOING POSTAL whose debut five song EP will come out on August 20th on 7", CD, as well as digitally.
POINT BLANK have a new full length titled "We Will Rise Again" slotted for a late 2021 release and will be available on LP, CD digipack as well as digitally.
Non-NY releases on the docket for WTF later in 2021 include new ones from AMMO/REVERSE THE FLOW (split cassette), SENSE OF JUSTICE (full length CD), JUSTIFY ALL MEANS (CDEP), and GET SOME (full length LP, CD digipack).
VISIT: WTF RECORDS
QUICKSAND are back with new music as well as some significant tour info. "Missile Command" is a recently released track (and video) off of their upcoming 11 song album "Distant Populations" which is due out digitally on August 13th through Epitaph with LP/CD's due out on September 24th. "Missile Command" is the second new track released off of the upcoming album and follows the animated video for "Inversion" which will be the opening track on "Distant Populations". A 22 date U.S. tour kicks off in Boston on September 28th and runs through Halloween where things wrap up in Philly.
For more info and updates check in with QuicksandNYC.com which is your portal to all things Quicksand. Photo by: JC Photo Media.
NY's THE LAST STAND and CA's ONE CHOICE are closing in on the release of their split 12" titled "From The East Coast To The West Coast", due out digitally on July 23rd through Irish Voodoo Records. The EP will feature four new songs from TLS and three new ones from One Choice. Pre-orders for this limited edition (250 pressed) 12" are available now with a planned fall release. For now you can listen to The Last Stand's "Slipped Through My Hands" and One Choice's "Clarity" off the split by clicking HERE.
TURNSTILE have a new track out titled "Mystery" as well as a 20 minute video feature titled "Turnstile Love Connection" which also includes new Turnstile songs. The video had three showings at Brooklyn's Nighthawk Cinema on June 23rd sandwiched between scheduled dates in Baltimore (June 22nd) and Columbus (June 24th). Los Angeles showings are scheduled for Saturday June 26th. No further info at this time in regards to more showings or upcoming releases. Stay Tuned!
DEAD BLOW HAMMER (their bassist and NYHC great Rob Kabula pictured to the left) have been frequently mentioned on this site over the last few months with appearances on multiple new and upcoming releases. One of those upcoming releases is a split with Panama's Rencilla (due out late summer/early fall). Check out the lyric video for one of those new tracks titled "Lies/Rise" by clicking HERE. Photo by: Tim Daley.
Germany's RYKERS and their original singer "Kid D" have reunited after six years and two albums apart. Founded
in 1992 Rykers has been one of the premier names in European hardcore and one of the few who have been able to gain substantial interest within the United States having made multiple trips across the
Atlantic to play. Belgium's Alcatraz Fest in August is Rykers' first scheduled show back with their old (and now new) singer with a five date Euro winter tour also scheduled to close out 2021
(December 26th through the 31st). Rykers has already demo'd approximately eight new tracks and plan to have a new full length album out towards the tail end of 2022.
Italy's BULL BRIGADE have a new single out titled "Quaranta" which features a guest appearance by the Oppressed's Roddy Moreno. "Quaranta" will be part of Bull Brigade's new full length album due out this September on Germany's Demons Run Amok.
Orange County, CA’s DARE have their debut full length titled “Against All Odds” due out on August 20th via Revelation Records. The track “Different Method” is out now ahead of the release date with an accompanying music video. You can pre-save digital versions via Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer and Tidal by clicking HERE. Dare will be part of a 16 date Western U.S. tour opening up for One Step Closer, Drain and headliners Terror starting on September 6th in Phoenix and wrapping up on September 23rd in Nashville, TN (which is the tours eastern most stop).
Back in our May 17th update we told you about the upcoming TIME AND PRESSURE ten song full length titled
"Halfway Down". The new album is due out digitally on July 30th with vinyl versions set up for late 2021 (Safe Inside Records). The song "Between The World And You" is a new track making the rounds
ahead of the release date and you can listen to it now by clicking HERE.
In that same May 17th update we told you about Chicago's LA ARMADA and their plans to release a new song each month leading up to the release of their "Anti-Colonial Vol 2". The La Armada June installment has arrived in the form of "All We Know" which also comes to us with an accompanying music video. Click HERE to check it out.
MAY 31, 2021
NEW! FREDDY MADBALL VIDEO INTERVIEW BEFORE THEIR MAY 16TH SET IN MELBOURNE, FLORIDA
INTERVIEW BY: BRIAN ESPITIA, EDITING BY: RAT CORPSE. RUN TIME 8:26. CLICK BELOW TO WATCH!
MAY 26, 2021
COUNTIME ARE SET TO RELEASE THEIR LATEST ALBUM "NO APOLOGIES, NO REGRETS" THIS FRIDAY THE 28TH ON DEMONS RUN AMOK. IN EFFECT CAUGHT UP WITH THREE OF THEIR MEMBERS FOR THIS INTERVIEW WHICH ALSO INCLUDES AN EXCLUSIVE PRE-RELEASE STREAM TO THE NEW ALBUM!
MAY 17, 2021
SHOW REVIEW: MADBALL, MURPHY'S LAW, BLOODCLOT, WISDOM IN CHAINS & THE CAPTURERS LIVE IN NYC'S TOMPKINS SQUARE PARK, APRIL 24, 2021. WRITTEN BY STEVEN J. MESSINA AND FEATURING PHOTOS BY: RICH ZOELLER, TIM DALEY, PETE GREGORY AND STEVEN J. MESSINA.
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WISH are a new group from Tallahassee, FL who are another “pandemic born” band with members from Malice At The Palace, Diamond Back, Point Blank (FL), and Twisted Dream. They recently signed on with WAR Records and have their 7 song debut titled “Adapt Or Die” due out on Friday, May 21st. The press info sent along to us states that WISH’s sound “cross-pollinates elements of hardcore and thrash metal with a focus on stadium-sized groove parts, WISH will undoubtedly appeal to fans of such bands as Mindforce, Drain, Dead Heat, Leeway, and Trapped Under Ice”. Check out the advanced track “Conflict Of Loyalty” now by clicking HERE and decide for yourself. Pre-orders for this CD/cassette release can be found on the WAR Records website.
MOONROT out of Boston is another new name that we recently came in contact with. They sent in their new track “Dead Order” which comes with an insane TMNT mashup music video which you can check out HERE. Their four song self-titled debut came out last July and they are currently working with Patient Zero Records on a 7’ that could/should be out by mid-summer. Click HERE to check out their 2020 debut while you wait for the new 7”.
ETERNAL STRUGGLE from Tel Aviv, Israel are closing in on the release of their new album “Year Of The Gun” which was recorded in 2018 and was initially slated to be released last year. Demons Run Amok will handle the Euro release with Upstate Records releasing “Year of The Gun in the US on June 4th. The 13 song full length was produced by Brain “Mitts” Daniels (ex-Madball/Skahead) and mastered by Tue Madsen. Videos for “Indoctrination” and “Manifesto/Point One” are out now to view while a third track “On Broken Backs” can be heard HERE. For fans of Madball, Biohazard, Sepultura, Hatebreed and Machine Head. Pre-orders for this CD/LP release can be found on the Demons Run Amok and Upstate Records merch pages.
Toronto’s THE SLIME and PRIOR CONVICTIONS from Hamilton, Ontario will be releasing a split 7” EP on Toronto based label Cursed Blessings. Look for this to be out by year’s end and for it to include three new tracks from each band.
LA ARMADA (currently from Chicago via way of Miami and the Dominican Republic) have completed work on their new album “Anti-Colonial Vol. 2” and plan on releasing a song a month for the next 6 months leading up to its official release. The album will be released on their own Mal De Ojo Records in the U.S and Latinoamerica as well as through Thousand Islands Records in Canada and Lockjaw Records in Europe and the UK. A video for the new track “Death On Replay” can be found HERE. Back in December of 2018 we did an interview with Mani and Paul of La Armada, click HERE to check it out.
Saint Louis’ TIME AND PRESSURE have released “Two Songs” which is exactly that… two new “demo version” tracks from their upcoming 10 song “Halfway Down” full length that will be out digitally in July and then on vinyl in late 2021 through Safe Inside Records. Listen to the new tracks “Wrapped Up” and “Old Scratch” in a multitude of ways through this ever so convenient link tree. Cassette and 7” flexi versions of “Two Songs” can be found through Safe Inside Records’ merch page.
APRIL 23, 2021
MADBALL BASSIST HOYA ROC CHECKS IN WITH US IN THIS LATEST INSTALLMENT OF "20 QUESTIONS WITH" WHERE WE TALK ABOUT GETTING BACK INTO THE FLOW WITH LIVE SHOWS RESTARTING, A NEW MADBALL ALBUM IN THE WORKS, PODCASTS, CLOTHING LINES, AS WELL AS A LITTLE MADBALL HISTORY. CHECK IT ALL OUT BY CLICKING BELOW!
APRIL 10, 2021
RENO NEVADA'S FALL SILENT ARE BACK WITH "YOU KNEW I WAS POISON" OUT NOW ON REVELATION RECORDS. IN EFFECT CAUGHT UP WITH LONG TIME FRIEND & LEAD SINGER LEVI WATSON TO TALK ABOUT THE NEW ALBUM, JAPAN, VASECTOMIES, GETTING KNOCKED OUT WHILE PERFORMING, PENPALS, CAR WRECKS ON TOUR, HANGING OUT IN CASINOS & A WHOLE LOT MORE!
Live, in person show announcements over the last couple of weeks include this monster (above flyer) with Madball, Murphy's Law, Bloodclot and The Capturers in NYC, Madball, Death Before Dishonor, and Reason To Fight in Providence, RI on April 23rd, Sheer Terror, Killer Of Sheep, Hangman and Shackled in Brooklyn on May 1st, and more including Blanks 77, Silence Equals Death, The Ice Cold Killers and more at an outdoor park in Lanoka Harbor, NJ next Saturday April 17th. Visit In Effect's SHOW FLYERS page for more info on these and more upcoming shows. The Madball flyer shown above also marks the return of artist Gary Gilmore who was responsible for tons of amazing show flyers in the 1990’s. Check out his WRONGWAY FLYERS page to see some of his previous work.
BE WELL are currently working on the follow up to their 2020 album "The Weight And The Cost". Recording started in late March and will be finished in the next week or so with the end result set to be a 6 song EP titled "Hello Sun". The 6 songs will be released on one sided 12" vinyl with a screen printed "B side" and is planned to be released in late 2021 or early 2022. End Hits will handle the Euro version of this new release with a US label set to be announced soon. In addition a handful of dates are in the works opening for H20 as well as some headlining dates. Get locked in with the Be Well Instagram page for future updates.
Be Well photo by: JC Photo Media
On May 23rd NY's REBELMATIC will be working with Brooklyn's Leesta Vall Sound Recordings as part of their "direct to vinyl sessions project". "You choose the songs and we will perform it live as the record is cut in real time making you the only owner of that performance". Rebelmatic is offering a handful of their tracks to choose from which can include personalized messages/shout outs to those interested in buying a one of a kind 7" which will be mailed directly to you with an estimated ship date of May 30th. To find out more about this unique recording session click HERE.
URBAN WASTE are working with Portuguese label Mob Clash Records on a 12" release that will have rerecorded versions of the bands 2015 "Waste Crew" EP on side A as well as a fully rerecorded version of their 2010 "Recycled" album on side B. Tentatively titled "The Wasted Years Collection", this should be out later this year or in early 2022. In other UW news the band has a new bass player in Vinny Carriero who replaces Nonlee Saito who left the band after a long run as the UW bassist.
Italy's BLVD OF DEATH will be releasing their latest: "Hate Too Much To Love" on April 14th. The new 4 song EP will be released digitally as well as on one sided 12" vinyl through US label Daze. This is BOD's first release since their "Hell Is Full Of Good Intentions" EP released on Edgewood Records in 2019. When asked to describe the upcoming EP's style their lead singer Edoardo called it "mid 90's Queens style ala Breakdown/Dijan Rifforama". Get a taste of death via that 2019 EP by clicking HERE.
NY's EXAMINE are putting the final touches on an 8 song EP titled "Blessed" which will be released through Dead City Records on the usual streaming services as well as CD. "Nothing's Gonna Stop The Plan" is one of the 8 new tracks on this upcoming release... check out the music video for it HERE. A video is also in the works for the title track "Blessed". This is Examine's first new material since their 4 song demo came out in December of 2019.
REGRET are a new band that comes to us from Hong Kong and our friend Riz Farooqi who we first got acquainted with when his previous band King Ly Chee played in NYC in 2016. Riz also plays guitar and sings in Dagger and is behind the resourceful UniteAsia.org website. Regret will be releasing their debut 7 song EP digitally as well as on cassette in the coming weeks. The cassette version will come with a DIY zine that includes the EP's lyrics. For now you can check out Regret's first two tracks in "We Exist" which was released with an accompanying lyric video, as well as "Can't Deny" which you can check out by clicking HERE. Pre-orders for the cassette version are available HERE. For more info on Regret check out this recent Unite Asia article.
IN EFFECT'S RECENTLY ADDED MUSIC VIDEOS:
DEAD BLOW HAMMER "DRIVIN' IN CIRCLES"
WRONG WAR "MINIMUM SAFE DISTANCE"
TRUTH IN NEEDLES "HOLY TRINITY"
ANTAGONIZERS ATL "KINGS"
RYKERS "DEAD END STREET"
COUNTIME "ALL FOR ONE"
CRO-MAGS "LIFE ON EARTH"
LAWMAKER "WORKING POOR"
CHOICES MADE "HOLIER THAN THOU"
KINGS NEVER DIE "PURE GOLD"
BUM CITY SAINTS "BULLETS NOT BAILOUTS"
MARCH 20, 2021
ANTHONY DRAGO FROM NYHC LEGENDS BREAKDOWN & KILLING TIME
IS UP NEXT ON IN EFFECT'S "20 QUESTIONS WITH..." WHERE WE DISCUSS THE PASSING OF LONG TIME FRIEND & BANDMATE RICH MCLOUGHLIN, HIS DAD'S GARAGE, WHAT THE "CK" ON THE COVER OF "BRIGHTSIDE" STANDS FOR, MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENTS ON STAGE & MUCH MORE!
NY’s WAR BABIES sign with Hellminded Records… debut album due out this Fall. When Brooklyn’s Brain Slug were in need of a fill-in guitar player for a few shows in 2017, Darren Nanos (NYC Headhunters, Born Sinner, Survivalist, Brain Slug) put in the call to Mike DeLorenzo of Kill Your Idols, CR, Serpico, Enrage, and Celebrity Murders. After playing only a handful of shows together, the duo vowed to develop their own musical project but were met with a series of scheduling delays. When all other musical projects were halted due to Covid-19 in 2020, the two NYHC veterans realized those scheduling delays no longer existed and opted to use their quarantine experience as a way to develop something fresh, something that spoke of the current, volatile social and political climate, and something that blended their mutual love for late 80’s/early 90’s era powerviolence and bands such as Infest, NYC Mayhem, Crossed Out, and Spazz as well as classic NYHC acts such as Sick of It All and Killing Time.
The two-piece powerhouse, who coined the term “Quarantine Core” after their 2020 demo cassette share instrument duties which sees Mike D. on guitar and bass with Nanos holding it down on drums and vocals. Recording solo in their respective, remote locations and pairing those performances together digitally, the two NYHC stalwarts have made amazing use of the global pandemic with an already near-prolific output of more than 45+ songs in under a year and includes a demo, a forthcoming split 12” with The Great Lie and now a 23-song debut LP entitled "Shameless Imbalance", which is expected to drop early Fall 2021 on Hellminded Records. Check out War Babies' previously released music HERE.
NY's POINT BLANK will be performing a FREE live stream performance on Saturday March 27th at 9pm EST. This set will feature a special guest as ex Cro-Mags and Kraut guitarist Doug Holland will join Point Blank as they perform their upcoming new album "We Will Rise Again" (due out Fall 2021) in its entirety. Find this live stream on the 27th on the Point Blank Facebook, Instagram or You Tube pages.
Z9 are a new 3 piece band that feature members of PA's Wisdom In Chains. They are currently working on a 6 song EP that will be released this summer which includes a cover of R.E.M.'s "The One I Love". Check in with their Instagram page for more info and samples of their upcoming EP.
DEAD BLOW HAMMER continue to follow through with planned releases announced last year after their “Mantis Lover/Shorter Circuits” EP was released on Patient Zero Records. Upcoming DBH items include a brand new track on the “A7 Back To The NYHC Roots” compilation (out April 27th), 4 new songs on a split with Panama’s Rencilla due out this summer through Catarina Records and Tuskeny Recordings… a track titled "Johnny Was Deceived" that will appear on a 7” Oi compilation titled “American Thug Rock” on United Riot Records (also includes songs by: Self Defense, The Sentinels, and Magoo’s Heroes)… as well as being part of a 2 day outdoor punk fest in Lanoka Harbor, NJ on April 17th with Blanks 77, Silence Equals Death, Crippled Earn, The Ice Cold Killers and more. Visit the DBH Instagram page for more info.
LA's COUNTIME will be releasing their new 17 song full length titled "No Apologies, No Regrets" this May on Demons Run Amok Entertainment. The upcoming album was produced by Billy "Bio" Graziadei of Biohazard and follows up Countime's 5 song "The Pandemic EP" which came out in February. A new music video for the track "All For One" off that February EP is in the process of being edited and should be out shortly.
Sticking with Los Angeles, TOTAL MASSACRE recently released a new lyric video for the track “Pick Your Poison”. Click HERE to check it out. The band recently recorded six new tracks and have decided to release one new track a month digitally for the first half of 2021. “Get Rich Or Try Dying” and “Pro-Life Death Cult” are Total Massacre’s January and February entries into their first half of 2021 plan. Click HERE to check those tracks out as well as their previous material.
Dutch band BACKFIRE! recently had a plaza named after their legendary deceased drummer Richie. The location is now called RichieBackfirePlein. Richard Bruinen (aka Richie Backfire) from Maastricht, Netherlands was a founding member of early European hardcore bands Right Direction and Backfire! He was well respected in the worldwide hardcore community. Backfire toured with Warzone and played hundreds of shows with the likes of Agnostic Front, Madball, Slapshot and many more. Sadly Richie passed away in 1999. “A new venue called Muziekgieterij (music foundry) for concerts, recording, art and culture was constructed in 2019 in Maastricht and the location was new so it needed a name” states Right Direction guitarist Maurice Gijsbers… “so the city of Maastricht came up with RichieBackfirePlein after seeing a documentary about Richard”. For more info on this cool honor click HERE. In the photo is Maastricht's own Maurice Gijsbers and Niene B. near the new venue.
REVOLUTION CALLING FEST has announced that they plan on having their 2021 edition on October 30th in Eindhoven, Netherlands. They are one of the first 2021 fests to put a confirmed date out to the public. Bands are still to be determined at this time but a step in the right direction considering the lack of any shows in the past 12 plus months. Click HERE to keep an eye out for announcements.
ROLLIN' COFFIN is the brainchild of former Bloodsimple and Vision of Disorder frontman Tim Williams. The new band is poised to release their
debut single, “Runaway”, on April 2nd through Static Era Records. “Runaway” comes at you with a driving sound that is very different from the aggressive metal stylings that you would expect from Williams. The band pays homage to its early influences by using a blend of classic and indie garage rock that evokes a 90’s grunge feel with a modern alternative rock sound. Describing the motivations for the project, Williams says, "these songs are a stripped down version of myself, creatively, coming from an honest place. Sonically, I wanted to achieve a unique sound. A loose, almost dangerous, approach to a different chapter in my musical journey. Rollin' Coffin is the next chapter in the storied career of a musician who is constantly evolving. Every step in Williams' musical journey has been an interesting one. From his early days in the Long Island Hardcore scene through his time as a touring artist in a national heavy metal act, the path he takes with this new project is sure to be an interesting one.
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