MAY 6, 2013
THIS IS HARDCORE ANNOUNCES MAJORITY OF LINEUPS FOR 4 DAY FESTIVAL
6 REMAINING BANDS TO BE ANNOUNCED IN 2 WEEKS...
SICK OF IT ALL AND DEFEATER MAKE THEIR TIHC DEBUT...
NO REDEEMING SOCIAL VALUE TO PLAY A 25TH ANNIVERSARY SET WITH MIKE DIXON
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APRIL 29, 2013
MASSACHUSETTS SCENE REPORT BY: MIKE MAHONEY
CALIFORNIA'S SOUND AND FURY FESTIVAL CANCELLED
APRIL 25, 2013
INTERVIEW WITH LEWIS DIMMICK OF THE NEWLY PUBLISHED "THIS MUSIC" BOOK
TRUTH RELEASE "TAKE CONTROL" TRACK OFF OF UPCOMING EP TITLED "WHERE I STAND"
Forth Worth’s Truth who were recently featured in the “Texas Scene Report” feature on this site have just released a sample off of their upcoming EP titled “Where I Stand”. The song “Take Control” will be part of a 7 song EP due out this summer on a yet to be named label. Click the link below to listen to “Take Control”.
APRIL 19, 2013
SCOOT HORTON INTERVIEWS HARDCORE "LIFER" MIKE BULLSHIT WHO SANG FOR SFA, GO!, PUT OUT BULLSHIT MONTHLY FANZINE, BOOKED SHOWS AT NYC'S ABC NO RIO AND NOW PLAYS GUITAR FOR NO MISTAKE
BULGARIA's LAST HOPE RELEASE "ALIVE" VIDEO
MURPHYS LAW HEAD OUT TO JAPAN & WELCOME BACK GUITARIST TODD YOUTH
Murphy’s Law are set to head over to Japan for a 14 date tour starting next Friday, April 26th. The tour will be alongside Japan scene veterans Aggressive Dogs aka UZI-ONE. In addition Murphy’s Law welcomes Todd Youth back into the fold as the bands guitar player. Todd initially was with the band back in the late 80’s and played on their second album “Back With A Bong” that came out in 1989 on Profile Records. Plans have been in the works for new material and hopefully will be accelerated with the re-addition of Mr Youth. Stay up to date on all things Murphy via their Facebook page below:
PUNK ISLAND 2013 TO FEATURE OVER 90 BANDS AT FREE OUTDOOR SHOW
Punk Island 2013 which is presented by Make Music New York will be happening on Saturday June 22nd at Pier 1 which is right next to the Staten Island Ferry Terminal in Staten Island, NY. The all day (11am to 10pm), all ages event is 100% free and will feature 7 stages with 13-15 bands performing on each stage with approximately 90 bands scheduled to play. The Staten Island Ferry runs free half hour service 24 hours a day between Staten Island and Manhattan. The flyer shown will be slightly revised with bands scheduled to appear so check out the website below for up to date info as it becomes available.
HATE5SIX TO INTRODUCE NEW OVERHEAD REMOTE CAMERA
AT THIS IS HARDCORE FESTIVAL
You are looking at a prototype of what Sunny Singh from Hate5Six is putting together to basically mount a video recorder to an overhead cable for enhancing what Sunny does best which is videotaping hardcore shows. Sunny plans on using this or something similar at this years’ This Is Hardcore Fest in Philly in August. For those who don’t yet know Hate5Six check out their vast collection of live and completely free sets from tons of bands at the link below:
PHOTO OF THE DAY (I JUST HAD TO...)
APRIL 13, 2013
STIGMA/BLANK TV PREMIER "DON'T LOSE FAITH" VIDEO
Stigma along with Blank TV have premiered a new video for the track “Don’t Lose Faith” off of their new album “For Love & Glory” which came out on Durty Mick Records in February. Directed by Jeff Pliskin of Raised Fist Propaganda, the video centers around the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in the Breezy Point section of Queens and Long Beach NY which were hit hard during the storm. Check out the video by clicking on the photo or the link below:
THE LAST STAND RELEASE COVER OF YOUTH OF TODAY'S "CHOOSE TO BE"
NY’s The Last Stand have unleashed a cover of Youth Of Today's "Choose To Be" on their Soundcloud page. The track was recorded during the sessions for their Eulogy Recording's debut “The Time Is Now” in 2012, but was not included on the record. It was supposed to be on a split 7" that never came to fruition, so the band decided to put it out for now, streaming on their Soundcloud page. The Last Stand hopes to get the song onto an official release in the near future. Check out the track here:
FLORIDA'S EULOGY RECORDINGS ANNOUNCE TRIO OF NEW BAND SIGNINGS
PROVIDENCE...ULTIMA VICTIMA...& VICE
Florida’s Eulogy Recordings have recently gone out and signed a trio of bands from Paris to Mexico to Staten Island, NY. First up is Paris’ Providence who become Eulogy’s first Euro signing. The band has been around since 2005 and have an insane tour schedule set up so far for the first part of 2013. April 27th sees them set out for South Korea followed by China, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, and Taiwan followed by Germany, Russia and then Canada in June and July. Look for their Eulogy debut in 2013. Ultima Victima from Mexico is also part of the Eulogy team now and they are in the studio working on a 10 song full length tentatively titled “Sublime” which will be released in the late summer/early fall and will feature songs in both English and Spanish. Upon the release of “Sublime” the band plans on tours of Latin America, Europe, and North America. Vice hail from Staten Island and started in 2010 with their most notable release to date being their “You Made Us This Way” self released full length last year. Look for an EP titled “Flaw” over the summer which will feature 5 brand new songs along with some unreleased older material and previously released material that was hard to find. Touring is what Vice does and plans are already in the works for US stops in the Midwest in June, Canada in July, and the West Coast in August. In addition Eulogy will be releasing a new CD by Old Habits which is John from Eulogy’s band where he plays guitar. The Old Habits CD will be out this fall featuring 10-12 tracks.
CALIFORNIA'S SOUND & FURY FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FIRST
BATCH OF CONFIRMED BANDS FOR 2013
The Sound & Fury Festival is now entering year #8 and will take place from July 26th through the 28th at the Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara, CA. Tickets are now available for pre-order for the festival which will plan on having over 65 bands performing. Three day passes are priced at $90.00 with a VIP package running $150.00 for the 3 days. The VIP package includes a limited edition live LP from 2012’s fest, silkscreened poster for this year’s fest, T-shirt, and a “cut the line” pass which gets VIP’s access to their own security line. The initial lineup is listed alphabetically below. Follow their link for pre-order tickets as well as announcements on additional acts and vendor info. There is a trailer for the fest which you can watch by clicking on the photo.
BANDS ALREADY CONFIRMED FOR SOUND & FURY 2013
Alpha & Omega
Left For Dead
Life For A Life
The Beautiful Ones
The Ghost Inside
Wisdom In Chains
ROTTING OUT ANNOUNCE NEW TOUR DATES, STREAM NEW TRACK & PLANS FOR NEW VIDEO
Rotting Out have been confirmed as direct support to Your Demise along with Expire on their upcoming North American tour, which kicks off May 22nd in San Diego, CA at Che Cafe. Rotting Out have also announced a string of headlining shows on off dates in addition to previously announced shows including an appearance at Scion Rock Fest in Memphis, TN on June 1st. Additionally, the band has put a new track titled "Blade of Rust" from their upcoming full-length up for streaming at their website. Their sophomore album, “The Wrong Way” drops on May 7th on 6131 Records and the new track and pre-order are both up now at the bands website. Rotting Out will also be shooting for a video on April 25th at Unit B Skatepark in Santa Ana, CA. Nomads and one more band will also be playing the April 25th show. For complete tour dates and to hear streaming tracks from their new album including “Blade Of Rust” visit their website below:
INTEGRITY TO RELEASE "SUICIDE BLACK SNAKE" ALBUM JUNE 11TH
Integrity strikes back on June 11th with the bands 10th full length titled “Suicide Black Snake”. The 10 song album will be released on vinyl by A389 Recordings and on CD via Magic Bullet Records. The band has over 30 shows lined up between May and August with July 26th starting a European tour that starts in Germany and runs through August 23rd in Sweden. You can stream a new track titled “Beasts As Gods” at the link below.
APRIL 8, 2013
TEXAS ON TOP WITH A BRAND NEW FEATURE HIGHLIGHTING SOME OF TEXAS' BEST & NEW
PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE NOW FOR NEW BOOK "THIS MUSIC"
Pre-orders are now available for the new book written by Lewis Dimmick titled “This Music: Pieces On Heavy Metal, Punk Rock & Hardcore Punk. The 66 page book takes us through Lew’s personal experiences and how he found underground music and later went on to be in the NYHC band Our Gang and more recently My Rifle. The book is being put out by Wardance Records and pre-orders will ship out on April 22nd. You can read a review of the book on the In Effect reviews page and look for an upcoming interview with Mr. Dimmick on this site as well.
APRIL 2, 2013
INTERVIEW WITH BETTER TIMES FROM BUFFALO, NEW YORK
WISDOM IN CHAINS WORKING ON NEW SPLIT & ALBUM
Wisdom In Chains were in The Chop Shop in Langhorne, PA this past weekend with DJ Stress working on two tracks for a split record that will also feature California’s Twitching Tongues. Durty Mick Records will be releasing this split. Also in the works is a new Wisdom In Chains album which will be titled “The God Rhythm” when it is released.
OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM MODERN LIFE IS WAR
APRIL 1, 2013
THIS IS HARDCORE FEST ANNOUNCES FIRST INSTALLMENT OF BANDS TO PLAY
THIS YEARS FESTIVAL IN PHILADELPHIA, PA
Festival and weekend passes are on sale now for This Is Hardcore 2013 which will take place between August 8th and August 11th in Philly. Check the link below for more information and keep an eye on their site for the rest of the lineup which includes over 50 bands for 2013.