DECEMBER 19, 2012
FINAL UPDATE OF THE YEAR CALLS OUT THE BEST 2012 HAD TO OFFER
PENNSYLVANIA HARDCORE: THE DOCUMENTARY
There is a new documentary in the works by Average Superstar Films telling the story of the Pennsylvania hardcore scene which dates back to 1980. Average Superstar is a DIY operation run by two kids who grew up in the PAHC scene who have started a Kickstarter page to help raise funds for this still unfinished film. According to their site about 60% of the documentary is completed and they are starting the Kickstarter page to raise the rest of the money they need to complete the film which already has over 100 interviews. Get more info, watch the trailer and find out how you can be a part of this project below:
LIVING LASER "VERSUS PIGS" 7" OUT NOW ON TRIP MACHINE LABS
Living Lasers debut 7” titled “Versus Pigs” is out now on Trip Machine Labs. The Hudson Valley NY outfit started out in 2010 and last year released a demo cassette titled “Ragged Glory”. The band features members who have played in Robots And Empire and Casket Architects. The band stresses the fact that when they started out they wanted to emulate the energy of the bands they grew up on and have been compared to such acts as the Bad Brains, Dead Kennedys and The Mob. The new “Versus Pigs” 7” comes in white and purple marble limited vinyl and comes with a digital download as well. Up next is a split 7” with NY’s God Mode on Glacial Records. Follow the links below for more info:
FLORIDA'S LOSIN' IT STREAM NEW ALBUM "NO APOLOGY". ALBUM OUT JANUARY 1ST
South Florida’s Losin’ It have their new album titled “No Apology” due out on January 1ST on Life To Live Records. The band previously released their debut EP titled “Danger Zone” in 2011. Look for Losin’ It and fellow Floridians Super Mutant on a late December Southeastern tour kicking off with the “No Apology” record release show at The Talent Farm in Pembroke Pines FL along with Weight Of The World, Axis, With Increase, Blistered and Super Mutant. The remaining tour dates are as follows:
12/27 Pensacola, FL @ The Handlebar
12/28 Birmingham, AL @ TBA
12/29 Chattanooga, TN @ Sluggo's
12/30 Roanoke, VA @ Will's Moshment w/ Axis, Tiebreaker
01/01 Washington, DC @ Casa Fiesta Restaurant w/ Tiebreaker
01/02 Rock Hill, SC @ TBA
01/03 Savannah, GA @ Taco Abajo
01/04 Jacksonville, FL @ Burro Bar
You can stream the entire “No Apology” album at the link below:
SOUL SEARCH DEBUT NEW TRACK "SLOW BURN" OFF OF NEW 7" DUE OUT
FEBRUARY 19TH. PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW
Soul Search have released another new track from their upcoming “Nothing But A Nightmare” 7”. The second preview track is titled “Slow Burn” and pre-orders are now available via Back To Back Records. The 5 song EP is due out on February 19TH with 400 copies pressed on black vinyl, 300 on “fire orange”, 200 on “translucent beer” and 100 on “pink/purple swirled” vinyl. All pre-orders will come with a digital download on the release date. Check out the new track below on the You Tube link.
NEW STIGMA ALBUM " FOR LOVE & GLORY" OUT FEBRUARY 26TH
Look for the new Stigma album “For Love & Glory” out on February 26th with Durty Mick and Sunny Bastard Records. The band recently released the cover artwork on their Facebook page. For those unfamiliar with Stigma they are fronted by Agnostic Front guitarist Vinnie Stigma and also feature AF bass player Mike Gallo. “New York Blood” was the band’s debut release back in 2009.
This is Hardcore is looking for submissions for bands to possibly be a part of the 2013 festival in Pennsylvania. To get in touch contact them at: email@example.com OR…
This Is Hardcore PO Box 29485 Philadelphia, PA 19125
Crown Of Thornz announced that their new EP will be called “Nothing But Tragedy” and will be released in early 2013.
In Effect needs writers to do reviews of CD's, vinyl, cassettes, live shows etc. If you think you got what it takes and are half way reliable send us an email at InEffectHC@aol.com and tells us why!
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DECEMBER 5, 2012
THE LAST STAND DEBUTS "UNLEASHED" OFF OF THEIR UPCOMING FULL LENGTH
"THE TIME IS NOW" OUT JANUARY 22, 2013
In Effect wants to thank The Last Stand and Eulogy Recordings for giving us the first crack at previewing the new TLS track titled “Unleashed” which is off of their upcoming 13 song full length titled “The Time Is Now” which will be released on Tuesday January 22nd with CD and digital download options. The band formed in 2010 and has members of Inhuman and Shutdown. “The Time Is Now” was recorded by Jerry Farley @ Nova Studios in Staten Island, NY and features guest appearances by Lou Koller of Sick of It All on the track “Watch You Go” along with Dave Franklin of Vision & Joseph James of Agnostic Front on the track “Find Out”. The cover was done by artist Bill Scoville, who has worked on several releases with Coheed And Cambria. Look for The Last Stand to tour in the United States and Europe throughout 2013. The upcoming album is available NOW for pre-order via the Eulogy Recordings Merch Now site:
For more info on The Last Stand read the interview we did with them this past January:
PHOTOGRAPHER KEN SALERNO RELEASES 2013 CALENDAR FEATURING HIS WORK FROM THE UPCOMING FILM "RIOT ON THE DANCEFLOOR"
Ken Salerno has been taking photos at hardcore and punk shows for what seems like forever and now he brings us a 2013 calendar titled “Caught In The Act” which features some of the seminal punk and hardcore bands that tore up the stage at the infamous City Gardens club in Trenton, NJ back in the day. Ken is one of the people behind “Riot On The Dance Floor” which is an upcoming film which features many of Ken’s amazing photographs. The calendar is printed on heavy stock and spiral bound, ready for hanging and ships out the week of December 17th. Get it for 20 bucks at the link below and make sure to keep an eye on the website for the film to keep updated as we get closer to a release date. The makers of this film recently caught up with Jello Biafra in NYC and he now will be part of the film as well.
AUSTRALIA'S RELENTLESS PREVIEW "WORLD I DESPISE" TRACK OFF OF UPCOMING LP
Sydney Australia’s Relentless have their new full length titled “Turn The Curse” due to be released on January 25th on Dogfight Records in Australia. This is the bands second full length and the band also enlisted Terror drummer Nick Jett to produce and mix the new album in their hometown on Sydney. Tour plans for the band stretch from the release date in January through June 2013. The band has put out a preview track for the song “World I Despise” which you can check out here:
ZOMBIE FIGHT RECORDING FOR EARLY 2013 FULL LENGTH
Zombie Fight are in the process of writing and recording demos for a new full length which they expect to be 12 songs long and out in early 2013. Check them out at ABC No Rio in NYC on December 22ND with Born In A Cent, Capacities, and We Are Skeletons and on February 2ND in Easton, PA at Mother’s Bar and Grille with Yuppicide, Dead Serious, Bad American, Orphan Donor and Twin 55. The band is in search of a new bass player as well as current bass player Ari has decided to leave as soon as they can find a replacement. If you or someone you know has any interest contact them at:
STRENGTH APPROACH RECORDING NEW PICTURE DISC 7"
WITH MITTS OF MADBALL PRODUCING
Italy’s Strength Approach have begun recording for a new EP which will be produced by Madball guitarist Brian “Mitts” Daniels. “Roma Hardcore State Of Mind” will be out in January as a limited edition picture disc 7”. Alex from Strength Approach has also started his own label called Destroy Your World which is now taking pre-orders for the new Traces Of You (Milan Italy) full length titled “Bleed The Truth”. First press of the new album will have 200 pressed on green vinyl and 100 on black vinyl with orders due to ship in mid-December.
OLDE YORK LOOKING TO FILL OPEN DATES ON UPCOMING JANUARY EURO TOUR
Olde York is looking for some help plugging in some holes for their upcoming Euro Tour slated for January. Dates needed are January 9TH through the 14TH and January 22ND through the 27TH. Get in touch with the band directly or through M.A.D. Tourbooking. The bands recently released CD “Shallow World” will soon be available on limited edition (400 pressed) colored vinyl from Poland’s Spook Records.
VICE LOOKING TO FILL IN OPEN DATES ON UPCOMING JANUARY US TOUR
Much like Olde York, Vice is also looking for some help to fill up their US Tour schedule which kicks off in January. Dates that are still open include: 1/7- Virginia, 1/9-Knoxville, Tennessee OR South Carolina, 1/12-Orlando/ Gainesville, Florida, 1/16- Jackson, Mississippi, 1/20-Midland, Texas, 1/22-Tempe/Phoenix, Arizona, 1/25- So-Cal, 1/27- Nor-Cal, 1/28- Nor-Cal, 1/29- Nor-Cal, 1/30-Nor-Cal, and 2/6- St. Louis, Missouri.
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NOVEMBER 30, 2012
2008 INTERVIEW WITH ROBBIE CRYPTCRASH WHO PLAYED DRUMS FOR NY'S CAUSE FOR ALARM AND OTHERS "BACK IN THE DAY". INTERVIEW BY SCOOT HORTON
ROTTING OUT ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM FOR SPRING OF 2013
CA’s Rotting Out have announced they will be releasing a new full length titled “The Wrong Way” in the Spring of 2013. The release will be on 6131 Records who also released their 2011 album “Street Prowl”. Look for Rotting Out in Europe with Expire in late February and early March as well as in Hawaii on January 10TH. Keep an eye on their Facebook page (as well as this sites flyers page) for updates:
IMPULSE CV PREVIEWS NEW TRACKS FROM UPCOMING 7”
With about a month to go before they release their new 14 track 7” Impulse CV have fired off this brand new 3 song sampler for you to check out. Mind Disease Records will be the label putting this out. Check out Impulse CV on December 15TH in Lemon Grove, CA with PSO, Cold Stare, No Bueno, Let Em Rot, Archfiend, and Vacant Youth at Equinox Lazer Tag. (see flyers page for info). Follow the link below for the new songs:
NOVEMBER 23, 2012
TWO MAN ADVANTAGE AND DRUG FRONT RECORDS PREVIEW NEW TRACK "KEEPERS OF THE CUP" OFF OF THEIR NEW ALBUM "DYNASTY" DUE OUT DECEMBER 4th
Listen to "Keepers Of The Cup" HERE:
Drug Front Records and Two Man Advantage bring you a brand new track titled “Keepers Of The Cup” which is off of their new album titled “Dynasty” which hits the streets on Tuesday December 4th. This is the bands fourth full length and first new album since 2008’s “South Of Canada”. The LP will be limited to 250 copies on black and white swirled vinyl with a full color inner sleeve. In addition the vinyl version contains the CD and if you purchase this through Drug Front Records you immediately will get a digital download so you can listen to it while it is being sent out to you. Drug Front Records assures us that this will not be repressed so when the vinyl is gone… they are gone for good. The band just wrapped up a two week Midwest Tour and will be playing a 15th Season “Anniversary Party” this Saturday November 24th at Sinclair’s Pub in West Babylon, NY. For pre-orders visit the Drug Front Records website:
STRENGTH RECORDS TO RELEASE CD SAMPLER OF COVER SONGS
FEATURING BAND INFLUENCES
Make sure to check out the upcoming Strength Records CD sampler “Respect Your Roots- Worldwide”. The compilation features over 30 songs from some of the biggest and best names in the hardcore and punk scene covering the songs of their youth. The bands were free to choose whatever song they wanted to cover and were not restricted to a genre or style which results in quite a diverse track listing. The CD will come with a 36 page full color booklet with band photos, info, and a story from each band about the song they chose to cover. Pre-orders start December 1st. Check the link below for more info:
“Respect Your Roots-Worldwide” Tracklist
1: Agnostic Front - Blitzkrieg Bop (The Ramones)
2: Coldside - Tied Down (Negative Approach)
3: Street Dogs - GOP (Menace)
4: Terror - Last Warning (Agnostic Front)
5: Dropkick Murphys - Badlands (Bruce Springsteen)
6: Pro-pain - Party In Paris (U.K. Subs)
7: Misconduct - Don't Drag Me Down (Social Distortion)
8: Wisdom In Chains - I Believe In Miracles (The Ramones)
9: Beowulf - Diplomatic Immunity (G.B.H.)
10: Good Riddance - I Am On Fire (Chelsea)
11: Peter Pan Speedrock - New Rose (The Damned)
12: Ringworm - The Nightmare Continues (Discharge)
13: Flatfoot 56 - Spirit Of The Streets (The Business)
14: the Crimson Ghosts - Sick Of You (Gwar)
15: No Turning Back - Ready To Fight (Negative Approach)
16: Rancid - Someone's Gonna Die (Blitz)
17: Hard Resistance - Reaganomics (D.R.I.)
18: Napalm Death - Lifeline (Sacrilege)
19: Razorblade - 45 Revolutions (Blitz)
20: The Bones - Punch You In The Face (The Child Molesters)
21: The Other - Forbidden Beat (Bad Religion)
22: All Bar & the Insurgence - Broken Bones (The Freeze)
23: Generators - Outlaw (Chron Gen)
24: The Old Firm Casuals - Pride (Madball)
25: The Unseen - Violence In Our Minds (The Last Resort)
26: Biohazard - Where Eagles Dare (Misfits)
27: Bonecrusher - Where The Hell Is Babylon (Cockney Rejects)
28: Freddy Madball - London Calling (The Clash)
29: Deafness By Noise - Livin' In The City (Fear)
30: Hudson Falcons - A Town Called Malice (The Jam)
31: Death By Stereo - Soulcraft (Bad Brains)
32: Red Alert - Groovy times (The Clash)
33: Maddogs - Fight To Live (Blitz)
VICE ANNOUNCE US TOUR STARTING JANUARY 3RD
NEW 7" ON FREQUENCY DELETED RECORDS EARLY 2013
Staten Island’s Vice have released a list of cities they will be playing when their tour starts off in January. The almost 40 show tour kicks off on January 3RD and runs through February 11TH and takes the band from coast to coast. Vice has a new 5 song 7 inch on the way in early 2013 called “Flawed” on Frequency Deleted Records.
BREAKDOWN '87 DEMO LINEUP MAKES RETURN TO NY ON DECEMBER 22ND
The original Breakdown 1987 demo lineup which started playing again earlier this year makes their NYC return on Saturday December 22ND at Public Assembly which is located at 70 North 6TH Street in Brooklyn. Stay tuned for support acts. Public Assembly’s website has tickets listed at $15 in advance, $17 day of show and a notation that you have to be 18 and up to get in. Keep an eye on the Breakdown Facebook page for more updates on this show:
OLDE YORK PLANNING JANUARY 2013 TOUR OF EUROPE
Olde York are in the process of putting together a January 2013 Euro Tour in support of their new CD titled “Shallow World” on WTF Records. The band plans on playing shows January 9TH through the 27TH with confirmed dates in Germany, Poland, and Denmark. Get in touch with them if you want to book them or keep up on where they will be playing:
SOUL SEARCH PREVIEW NEW TRACK "THE SCAPEGOAT" OFF OF NEW 7"
ANNOUNCE JAPAN TOUR FEBRUARY 2013
Listen to "The Scapegoat" below:
California’s Soul Search have put up a new track on You Tube titled “The Scapegoat” which is off of their upcoming Back To Back Records 7” called “Nothing But A Nightmare”. Pre-orders will be available soon as well as another preview track. The band recently announced a February 2013 tour of Japan with Doggy Hoods. See details on above flyer and check them out on Facebook:
NOVEMBER 17, 2012
INTERVIEW WITH PHOTOGRAPHER AGA HAIRESIS OF "IN HER EYES"
R.I.P. JIM STARACE OF NORMAN BATES AND THE SHOWERHEADS
Our condolences go out to the family and many friends of Jim Starace who sang and played guitar for Queens’ own Norman Bates And The Showerheads. Jim passed on November 10TH from lung cancer and was 46 years old. Rest In Peace Jim.
NEW 2 SONG TERROR 7" OUT DECEMBER 4th ON REAPER RECORDS
Reaper Records is now taking pre-orders for the new Terror 7” which features the tracks “Hard Lessons” and “Only The Devil Knows”. “Hard Lessons” is off of their new album titled “Live By The Code” which is the bands fifth studio full length and will be out in early 2013 with Good Fight Music handling the CD/Digital downloads and Reaper Records releasing the vinyl version. The new 7” is due out December 4TH and is available in red, gold, and clear vinyl options. Visit the link below for more info:
2 HURRICANE SANDY RELIEF SHOWS IN NYC ON BACK TO BACK WEEKENDS
NYC, NJ, Long Island and MANY other places recently got ROCKED by Hurricane Sandy and here are two upcoming shows where the hardcore and punk community is coming together to help out.
MUCH RESPECT TO ALL INVOLVED!
KNUCKLEDUST "ON THE SHELF" FOR THE REST OF 2012
Knuckledust is “on the shelf” for the rest of 2012 being forced to cancel the remainder of this years shows after their bassist Nic had an unfortunate accident last weekend breaking his wrist. A total of 5 shows were lost in France and Germany because of the injury which could keep him in a cast for 6-8 weeks. Get well Nic!!!
NOVEMBER 9, 2012
ANTIDOTE AND BRIDGE 9 RECORDS PREVIEW NEW TRACK " LIVE FOR NOTHING"
NEW ALBUM "NO PEACE IN OUR TIME" OUT NOVEMBER 13th
NY’s Antidote and Bridge 9 Records bring you an exclusive stream of the new track “Live For Nothing” which will be available next Tuesday November 13TH. The band makes its first ever West Coast trip THIS weekend with shows in Hollywood and Costa Mesa, CA on Saturday and Sunday.
Pre-orders for the new album are available now through Bridge 9 Records:
LISTEN to the new track "Live For Nothing" HERE:
Antidote's Drew Stone and Robb Nunzio recently did an interview here at In Effect where they discuss the new, the old, as well as the bands future. Read that interview by clicking on the band photo below.
NOVEMBER 6, 2012
CRUEL HAND DEBUTS "CHEAP LIFE" VIDEO
KNUCKLEDUST DEBUTS "LONDON ZOO" VIDEO
NOVEMBER 5, 2012
STRIFE DEBUTS "TORN APART" VIDEO VIA THEHUNDREDS.COM
NEW ALBUM "WITNESS A REBIRTH" DUE OUT TOMMORROW VIA 6131 RECORDS
NOVEMBER 4, 2012
HELP RAISE MONEY FOR IMMEDIATE HURRICANE RELIEF FOR THE RED CROSS AND FOR HUMAN RIGHTS CAUSES FOR AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL w/a stellar show set for
ELECTION NIGHT!!! (November 6, 2012)
Early special guests and a Bad Brains Tribute Concert in NYC
The Tribute Band: MELVIN GIBBS (Black Rock Coalition/Rollins), MACKIE (Cro-Mags/Bad Brains), TODD YOUTH (Danzig/Chelsea Smiles) and guests: H.R. (Bad Brains), KYP MALONE (TVOTR/Rain Machine), JOHN JOSEPH (Cro-Mags), JESSE MALIN (DGeneration, VERNON REID (Living Colour), JAMES MADDOCK, WILLIE NILE, THE LIZA COLBY SOUND, KEVN’ KINNEY, LENNY KAYE (Patti Smith band) PEGASUS WARNING, FELICE ROSSER (Faith), CHARLIE LOOKER (Extra Life), JESSE LEACH (Kill Switch Engage), JESSE QUATRO (Secret Chiefs 3), RALPHIE G. (The Mob), KELSEY BYRON (Pillow Theory), KAY KASPERHAUSEN, THE INDECENT, DANIEL CHAVEZ (Apollo Run) and more.
Hosted by Matt Pinfield.
TV's on all night for election results!! Tickets $15
INFO TAKEN FROM BOWERY ELECTRIC WEBSITE. VISIT FOR MORE INFO:
OCTOBER 29, 2012
INTERVIEW WITH NUNZIO AND DREW STONE OF NY'S ANTIDOTE
ISRAEL'S KIDS INSANE "SAME SHIT, DIFFERENT SCENE" VIDEO
Israel’s Kids Insane are a name to watch out for with an excellent debut CD titled “All Over” which was put out by Pennsylvania’s Third Time Lucky Records in August of this year. The band recently finished up a tour of Europe hitting England, Germany, the Czech Republic and Belgium between September 20TH and October 7TH. Download the “All Over” full length at the Bandcamp link below for only 5 bucks and in the meantime check out their video for the song “Same Shit, Different Scene” which is one of the most original and cool hardcore videos I have ever seen. Look for more Kids Insane on In Effect Hardcore as an upcoming feature interview is in the works.
"IN HER EYES" 2013 HARDCORE/PUNK CALENDAR
Aga Hairesis is a UK based music and event photographer who often contributes her great photos to this site. Aga has decided to make a 2013 hardcore/punk calendar of some of her best shots taken at various shows and festivals throughout Europe in 2012 including ones of Sheer Terror, Agnostic Front, Slapshot, Terror, Knuckledust and more. The calendar also includes a 16X23 “Gig Planner” which can be removed and put on a wall to note upcoming “Gigs”. Pre-orders start this Thursday November 1ST with shipping starting on November 19TH. To pre-order the calendar and gig planner follow the Big Cartel link below.
BAY AREA HARDCORE BLOG
Another frequent contributor to In Effect is photographer Matt Gill who runs the Bay Area Hardcore blog which gives frequent and timely updates to all things that surround hardcore in San Francisco, Oakland, Sacto and beyond. Matt takes a TON of photos at shows and they seem to all end up on his page not too long afterwards along with current show flyers. Show the page some LOVE and stop by for a visit or two when you get the chance…
IMPULSE CV's "CHULA VIOLENCE" EP DUE OUT DECEMBER ON MIND DISEASE RECORDS
Chula Vista CA’s Impulse CV have started work on a new 13 song 7” titled “Chula Violence” which is scheduled for a December release on Mind Disease Records. The new EP will feature 6 new tracks as well as 7 re-recorded older ones. Look for Impulse CV also to be featured on a Kill The Hippy Recordz (France) compilation due out in early 2013. In the meantime you can download their “Chicano Violence” 12 song EP which came out this past June for FREE on Bandcamp.
HOUNDS OF HATE
NEW 4 SONG CASSETTE AND FREE DOWNLOAD
PA/NY’s Hounds Of Hate have just released a new 4 song cassette which you can download for free via Bandcamp. (see the link below). The cassette features three new tracks that are for an upcoming LP due out this winter. Physical copies of this new cassette can be picked up from the band when they kick off a 2 week tour starting November 5TH in Indianapolis, IN. The bands Bandcamp page also offers free downloads of their 6 song 2011 demo and their 5 song 2011 7” that was released on Brooklyn’s Katorga Works For complete list of dates check out their Facebook page:
OCTOBER 21, 2012
INTERVIEW WITH DANVILLE, CALI'S ZERO PROGRESS
TWO MAN ADVANTAGE ANNOUNCE NOVEMBER TOUR
Long Island’s Two Man Advantage are set to kick off a 13 date tour on November 8TH to coincide with the release of their new album titled “Dynasty” on Drug Front Records. Two Man celebrates 15 years as a band on November 24TH with a show at Sinclair’s Pub in West Babylon, NY. You can also find them on an upcoming compilation on United Riot Records where they will be contributing two songs from their “South Of Canada” sessions. The first being “Fuck Off” which is an original and the second being a cover of Fear’s “Gimme Some Action”. You can pre-order the 13 band/25 song CD comp at the link below:
TWO MAN ADVANTAGE NOVEMBER 2012 TOUR DATES
11/8 - Trash Bar, Brooklyn, NY (Tour kick-off show)
11/9 - Velvet Lounge, Washington, D.C.
11/10 - Island Delights, Winchester, VA
11/11 - The Boneyard, Columbus, OH
11/12 - Wander Inn, Mishawaka, IN
11/13 - Quarters, Milwaukee, WI
11/14 - Off Minor, Dubuque, IA
11/15 - Beechwood Lounge, Des Moines, IA
11/16 - The Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis, MN
11/17 - Brauerhouse, Lombard, IL
11/18 - Corktown Tavern, Detroit, MI
11/19 - Now That's Class, Cleveland, OH
11/20 - Gooski's, Pittsburgh, PA
INTRODUCING CHUCKY BROWN'S "HOOD TV"
Make sure to check out Abject’s own Chucky Brown and his new Facebook page called “Chucky Brown’s Hood TV” which is described as: “The Best of Underground Videos, Music, Interviews & Photos of Metal, Hardcore, Punk Rock, Hardcore/Punk Hip-Hop & Rap Music”…. The page has only been up for about a week and already has a ton of band pics as well as live video clips.
And let us NOT forget Abject! Deal which is up to “issue” #48 of what has become a weekly installment of “webisodes” featuring interviews done by Abject’s frontman Jamie Hamma. This week features live footage and an interview with NY’s Death Dealer. How the members of Abject have enough time to play all the shows they play as well as run underground webpages like they do is beyond me. Much respect.
GLUE HC.COM STREAMS NEW MINDSET ALBUM "LEAVE NO DOUBT"
Glue HC has an exclusive stream up now of the 10 song debut full length from Baltimore’s Mindset. The album is titled “Leave No Doubt” and pre-orders are now available through React! Records. The vinyl breakdown will have 750 on black, 400 on white and 250 pressed on to blue smoke vinyl.
OVERTHROWN "NEVER AGAIN" VIDEO
Check out Singapore’s Overthrown who have been around since 1996 and have an 8 song album out now via BandCamp called “As It Is”. You can get a sample of what Overthrown is all about with their video for the track “Never Again” along with their intro at the link below:
THAILAND'S BORN FROM PAIN "REBUILD" VIDEO
We move over to Thailand next and run into Born From Pain who should not be confused with the Dutch band with the same name. Born From Pain played some recent shows with Holland’s All For Nothing in September in Asia and have released a video showcasing some of the tour highlights set to their track “Rebuild”. Check out their Facebook page which also showcases some of their other tracks:
BRIDGE 9 RECORDS TO RELEASE NEW ANTIDOTE LP, DYS SINGLE...
AND RE-ISSUE H2O'S "THICKER THAN WATER"
Hails and Horns.com has a stream of the new track “The Hate Machine” off of the new Antidote album “No Peace in Our Time”. The album will be available through Bridge 9 Records on November 13TH and will be released on vinyl, CD and digital formats. Antidote has upcoming shows in November in California and East Coast dates in Philly and NYC in early December. See Flyers Page for more info. Antidote will be featured here at In Effect in the upcoming weeks with a new interview with singer Drew Stone and guitarist Robb Nunzio.
The always busy Bridge 9 has a new DYS track titled “True Believers” available October 23RD via I-Tunes as well as all the other usual digital download platforms. Punk News.org has a free stream of “True Believers” on their site as well. DYS has been dropping 1 song digital only singles throughout 2012 and this will result in a collected EP with alternate mixes and versions in the near future on Bridge 9.
Bridge 9 will also be re-issuing H2O’s second album… 1997’s “Thicker Than Water” on November 20TH. The re-issue will have an embossed album cover and be released with various color options for vinyl collectors.
OCTOBER 13, 2012
FOLLOW NY'S SHELL SHOCK ON THEIR 4 DATE "TOURCATION" THROUGH AMERICA'S SOUTHWEST INCLUDING TEXAS, ARIZONA, AND CALIFORNIA
BAD BRAINS UNVEIL ARTWORK FOR THEIR NEW ALBUM "INTO THE FUTURE"
DUE OUT NOVEMBER 20TH ON MEGAFORCE RECORDS
OCTOBER 8, 2012
THE THIRD AND FINAL INSTALLMENT OF "SAY WHAT"
OCTOBER 4, 2012
A LOOK AT SOME OF THE "GREATEST QUOTES" FROM IN EFFECT'S PAST... PART 2
NJ'S RIPFACE INVASION DEBUT "TO NOT GIVE IN" VIDEO
PORTUGAL'S DEATH WILL COME DEBUT NEW EP AND VIDEO
Oporto Portugal’s Death Will Come have just released a new EP titled “Less Talk More Help” which is a digital only release with all proceeds going to the Hardcore Help Foundation based out of Germany. The EP pack features three songs including the video for the song “At The Wheel Of The World” along with extra footage as well. In 2010 Death Will Come released a self titled EP as well as a split CD with Step Back. They are also working on their first full length soon to be released on Portugal’s Hellxis Records.
OCTOBER 2, 2012
REBELLION 4 TOUR MARCH 2013 ANNOUNCED
SEPTEMBER 29, 2012
A LOOK AT SOME OF THE "GREATEST QUOTES" FROM IN EFFECT'S PAST
VIDEO OF LUDICHRIST'S RETURN AS WELL AS LIVE FAST DIE FAST
SEPTEMBER 28, 2012... BY IZZY BORDEN IN AMITYVILLE, NY
STRIFE PREVIEWS NEW TRACK "TORN APART"
Strife’s new album titled “Witness A Rebirth” is due out November 6TH on 6131 Records and the track “Torn Apart” is now online as a preview. Check it out here:
Absolution have been wrapping up work on their upcoming 7” on Lush Life. The tracks are the same as their 1989 Combined Effort Records release: “A Drop Of Patience”, “Revealing The Prey”, “In The Meantime”, and “Armed With Anger”. Recorded and mixed by their drummer Andy Guida with mastering now underway with a targeted November release. The band plays Churchill’s Pub in Miami on October 21ST with Florida’s Powerhouse. (See Flyers page for more info). Absolution continues to move forward on completion of their full length which will also features re-recorded versions of old tunes in addition to a new track. To read more on why the band is re-recording their back catalog of songs read the interview they did with us back in July here:
BAD BRAINS PREVIEW NEW TRACK "INTO THE FUTURE"
The Bad Brains had a busy week of announcements starting with a sneak peak at their new album titled “Into The Future” which hits the streets November 20TH on Megaforce Records. Rolling Stone.com has the title track for preview and you can find it at the link below. 2007’s “Build A Nation” was the last studio release from the Bad Brains. Look for the band to hit the West Coast with a November 29TH show at The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA and a December 1ST show at the Fonda Theatre in LA. In May they play an outdoor open air festival called the Ruhrpott Rodeo in Germany. Still on the way is “Bad Brains, A Band In DC” which is the 100 plus minute film following the bands career which will be screened on October 12TH at Utopia Studios in Woodstock NY and on October 13TH at the Rosendale Theatre in Rosendale, NY.
SEPTEMBER 23, 2012
TOM BARRY INTERVIEWS LONDON HARDCORE HEAVYWEIGHTS KNUCKLEDUST
NY's THE LAST STAND ANNOUNCE DEAL WITH EULOGY RECORDINGS
NY’s The Last Stand announced this week that their debut full length titled “The Time Is Now” will be released in January 2013 on Florida’s Eulogy Recordings. The band recorded 13 tracks in February/March 2012 for the full length which was originally to be released on the now defunct American Enemy Records. We are still awaiting a split 7” with The Last Stand and Germany’s Suffer Survive on Contra Records out of Germany which is now due out in October featuring a new track titled “Where Were You?” and a cover of Youth Of Today’s “Choose To Be”. The Last Stand will be playing a benefit show for The Wounded Warriors Project on October 27TH in Brooklyn NY with Vice, Live Fast Die Fast and more. Check out the link for the show here as well as on the flyers page on this site.
COWARDICE TO RELEASE NEW EP OCTOBER 9TH VIA WESTCOAST WORLDWIDE
Tacoma Washington’s Cowardice will be releasing a new EP titled “I Am Depression” on October 9TH via Westcoast Worldwide Records. The new EP follows up 2011’s full length “We Are Nothing” which was released on More Than Words Media. “I Am Depression” will be released digitally and on CD initially with plans for a 7” vinyl version down the road. Cowardice kicks off a solo West Coast tour on October 26TH which runs through November 11TH and hits a total of 9 states. Check out the bands Facebook for more info:
You can listen to “Cold Water” off of the new EP here:
H2O ADDED TO 2013 EMP PERSISTENCE TOUR LINEUP
The 2013 EMP Persistence Tour featuring Hatebreed and Agnostic Front continues to grow with the announcement of additions H2O, The Acacia Strain (MA) and Neaera (Germany). The 11 date all Euro tour starts on Jan.10TH in Berlin with stops in France, Belgium, and Holland as well as additional German dates.
SEPTEMBER 16, 2012
NEW INTERVIEW WITH JEFF PERLIN OF THE LEGENDARY NYHC BAND BREAKDOWN
VEHEMENT SERENADE DEBUT TWO NEW TRACKS VIA
Vehement Serenade will be releasing their debut self titled 7” on September 25th via Fast Break Records. The two tracks are titled “Refuse The Lie” and “Scratched Off The Map” and has been dubbed as “metal meets post hardcore”. The band has a who’s who resume featuring Karl Buechner of Earth Crisis on vocals, Mike Cools (Skarhead, Cro-Mags, Agents Of Man) on bass, Jamin Hunt (Sworn Enemy, Hatework) on guitar, Eddie Ortiez (Sub-Zero, Cattle Press, Candiria) on guitar, and Pauly Antignani (Sworn Enemy) on drums. The tracks were recorded and produced by Joey Z of Life Of Agony at Method Of Groove Studios in Brooklyn, NY. The band plans to spend the rest of the year appearing at limited engagements including the East Coast Tsunami Fest in Reading, PA on September 29th where fans can pick up a limited color version of the release. V.S. will also be finishing their debut full length this fall for a spring release. You can listen to both of the new tracks via the Stereo Killer link below as well as watch two You Tube promo videos the band has released.
URBAN WASTE TO RE-RELEASE THEIR 1982 EP AND PLAY THEIR FIRST EVER EUROPEAN SHOW IN THE NETHERLANDS SEPTEMBER 22ND
For the 1st time in 30 years, Urban Waste is releasing their sole 1982 E.P. on 7" vinyl. Way Back When Records and Even Worse Records will be releasing the EP in Venlo, Netherlands and will be available September 22nd. Look for Urban Waste to be live in the studio this week on the BNB Takeover Radio Show which airs Tuesday’s at 8pm (EST). Go to www.evr.com to tune in. The band leaves on Thursday for their first ever trip to Europe where they will be playing the R’R Fest on September 22nd in The Netherlands and will be playing a Halloween show with Murphy’s Law at The Trash Bar in Brooklyn, NY. (see flyers page for both shows). Urban Waste is currently writing new material for an upcoming 2013 release. For more on Urban Waste check out their Facebook page.
THE BNB LABEL LAUNCHES WEBSITE
“The BNB Label” which is the new label run in part by Freddy Cricien of Madball has their brand new website up and running now. The first release on the label is Madball’s “Rebellion” EP which came out this past June. The label plans to be “selective” and “diverse” when it comes to selecting new acts to be associated with the new record label. Follow the link to get more info.
BRAIN SLUG LIVE ON WNYU CASSESSTTE TAPE
NY’s Brain Slug have released their recent appearance on WNYU’s Crucial Chaos Radio Show on cassette. The 40 minute tape is filled with the bands live set as well as an interview. The band is also interviewed in the September issue of Maximum Rock ‘N Roll. Order the cassette here:
LESS THAN TWO WEEKS AWAY... READING PA!
SEPTEMBER 7, 2012
NEW INTERVIEW WITH JONATHAN BUSKE OF THE BLACK N BLUE TAKEOVER RADIO SHOW
BACKTRACK RELEASE "ERASE THE RAT" VIDEO
ANNOUNCE OCTOBER/NOVEMBER U.S. TOUR WITH XIBALBA AND HARNESS
Reaper Records' Backtrack released a video for the song "Erase The Rat" last night via GlueHC.com. The song is off their October 2011 release "Darker Half". The band also announced through GlueHC that they would be heading out on a 23 date U.S. tour starting October 16th in Pensacola FL and ending November 8th in Seattle Washington. Look for California's Xibalba and Harness alongside Backtrack. For full tour date info visit the GlueHC link below.
BULGARIA'S LAST HOPE RELEASE "SOMEONE ELSE" VIDEO
Check out the new video from Bulgaria's Last Hope who also start a 10 date Euro tour starting today in Slovakia. The tour runs through the 16th with the last 7 shows being alongside NY's Yuppicide.
OLDE YORK TO RELEASE "SHALLOW WORLD" CD SEPTEMBER 21st
Olde York have their new 11 song CD titled “Shallow World” due out September 21st on Dutch label WTF Records. This is Olde Yorks’ second full length album following up 2009’s “Empire State” as well as a 5 song EP from earlier this year on Lionheart Records. Visit the links below for more info:
AUGUST 31, 2012
MADBALL RELEASES VIDEO FOR "THE BEAST' VIA CRAVEONLINE.COM
Madball's new EP "Rebellion" is out now and CraveOnline has a brand new video up for the track:
"The Beast". Check it out!!!
BRAND NEW and FREE COMPILATION "THE YOUTH ARE GETTING RESTLESS"
“The Youth Are Getting Restless-Welcome To Maryland: Vol 1” is a 100% FREE, 100% DIY download only compilation put together by Carrying The Fire’s Matt Bennett and Ninety-Six Ghosts Brian Goodman. It is available now via the compilations Facebook page where you can get all the download/streaming info. Featuring over 20 bands, all from Maryland and raging in styles from punk rock, to hardcore, to metal, to indie rock. Baltimore’s Mindset kicks in a new song titled “Enough” off of the still un-released “Leave No Doubt” album due out on React! Records. Matt’s idea for putting this comp together was started by how much he was influenced by punk and hardcore compilations of the 1990’s and wanting to try and bring the comp back. Looks like a good start and the price is right as well. Get it here:
HELP SUPPORT HATE5SIX.COM!
Hate5Six is a one man operation run by Sunny Singh out of Philadelphia, PA. Sunny started hate5six in 2002 as a DIY medium where he could help promote and document local bands in the South Jersey area. Everything Sunny puts up on his site is free to the public and since 2007 he has put up hundreds of high quality live sets from hardcore bands from everywhere. On August 25th at the Quicksand show in Brooklyn Sunny was ejected from the show about 15 minutes into Quicksand’s set for using his recording equipment. Sunny pointed out that other types of recording devices were allowed to stay and film while he was ejected. Shortly afterwards a petition was started and the link also gives more insight into the night in question. See the link at the end of this article.
SCREENSHOT AND VIDEO OF TERRORS FULL SET FROM AUG 9, 2012 AT THIS IS HARDCORE FROM HATE5SIX.COM.
Here you can see some of the great work that Hate5Six does in the form of Terror’s This Is Hardcore set from August 9TH at the Union Transfer in Philly. The site is getting more and more expensive to maintain and there is a donation page if you feel so obliged to do so. The site is advertisement free, very upfront about what they do and something that the hardcore scene at large benefits from by having around. If you can, help keep it going even if it is shooting the guy an email telling him what a great job he is doing.
VIEW THE PETITION AND SOME QUICKSAND FOOTAGE HERE:
EMP PERSISTENCE TOUR WITH HATEBREED AND AGNOSTIC FRONT
TOUR STARTS JANUARY 2013 WITH MORE BANDS TO BE ANNOUNCED
M.A.D. Tour Booking recently announced that Hatebreed and Agnostic Front will be performing on the EMP Persistence Tour which kicks off in January of 2013 in Europe. Hatebreed will serve as the headliner and should have their new album out and available by the time the tour starts. Keep an eye on the official webpage of the tour as more bands are added and announced and of course for any changes:
10.01. Berlin- Astra (Germany)
11.01. Lint – Eurocam Media Center (Belgium)
12.01. Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle (Germany)
13.01. Paris – Bataclan (France)
14.01. Saarbrücken – Garage (Germany)
15.01. Wiesbaden- Schlaehthof (Germany)
16.01. Hamburg – Docks (Germany)
17.01. Stuttgart – Schleyerhalle (Germany)
18.01. Lichtenfels – Stadthalle (Germany)
19.01. Dresden – Event Werk (Germany)
20.01. Tilburg – O13 (Netherlands)
HATEBREED US TOUR IN SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER
Hatebreed also will have a full blown US tour called “10 Years of Perseverance” which starts on September 13TH in Clifton Park, NY and finishes up in Detroit on October 12TH. Whitechapel, All Shall Perish and Deez Nutz will all be part of this 29 date tour. More info on this tour can be found here:
UK's GALLOWS NEW SELF TITLED LP ON BRIDGE 9 RECORDS DUE OUT SEPTEMBER 18th
Gallows from the UK are finally ready to unleash the next phase of their punk rock attack on the world with the highly anticipated release to their successful “Grey Britain” album (2009). The 11 song self-titled LP is set for release on September 18, 2012 via Bridge Nine Records in the USA.
“Gallows” was recorded, produced, mixed and mastered by long-term friends on the band Thomas Mitchener and Steve Sears at Broadfields Studio in Watford in May this year. "We made this record self-titled as it musically defines the band known as Gallows as we exist today," explained the band. "This is our statement of intent, our laugh in the face of those who said Gallows were done when in reality, we're just warming up," they continue. "We couldn't feel more vindicated and proud."
Gallows are ready and fired up to take their new album on the road. Known for putting on a killer live show, the band will bring their addictive, raucous energy to North America in November. A free download of the new, ferocious track "Last June" is available from www.gallows.co.uk. Kicking off with a pounding, fuzzed-out bass drum attack, the song gives listeners a taste of what's to come. The US/Canadian tour with Barnburner kicks off November 2nd at The Ottobar in Baltimore and finishes up November 26th in Portland, OR at the Hawthorne Theatre. Check out the video for the track “Last June” on the In Effect videos page: http://www.ineffecthardcore.com/videos/
1776 OFFERS UP 4 FREE NEW SONGS VIA REVERBNATION
Long Island’s 1776 have just released 4 new songs along with lyrics on their ReverbNation page: Song titles are: “Indefinite Detention”, “Lights Out Liberty”, “Death Camps” and “Poisonous Doctrine”. With some final mix tweaks possible the tracks are just available for listening at this time with CD and download versions just around the corner.
HASHTAG HARDCORE ISSUE #1 OUT NOW!
Straight outta the Netherlands son.... Check out Daan's first issue with Rise and Fall, No Tolerance, State Of Mind, a Murphy's Law interview from 1996 and one with me... In Effect. Honest, refreshing, and packed with info, insight and just has an overall witty vibe. Back cover is plastered with 25 old AF flyers, also includes Raybeez' "Open Letter" to the scene which Warzone handed out before signing to Caroline Records, a Top 10 Youth Crew 7" list, and a look back at the history of hardcore 'zines past. 40 pages. Get in touch for distro info and for ordering info:
BREAK AWAY DEBUTS NEW TRACK "MY REPLY" OFF OF UPCOMING 7"
Solid Bond Records is now taking pre-orders for the new 5 song EP from Richmond’s Break Away. The 7” will be titled “The Few That Remain” and will come with a downloadable version and ships at the end of September. Check out this You Tube link for a listen to the song “My Reply”.
KNOW THE SCORE TO RETURN WITH NEW EP "STRAY DOGS" ON ESCAPIST THIS FALL
Escapist Records is pleased to announce plans to release a brand new Know The Score 7”/Digital EP late this fall. Titled “Stray Dogs”, the EP will contain all new material and be available in both vinyl and digital formats. The vinyl release will feature four different silk-screened covers that when placed together create a larger panel image. Meanwhile, the digital version of the EP will be available on a donation-based system with proceeds going to the South Florida Bullies Canine Rescue.
Bassist Nicholas Smith had this to say of the new release: “We have been shooting around the concept for this record for almost five years and it is finally coming to light with the help of Michael, our long time brother at Escapist Records. It seems people within hardcore are extremely eager to give their money away to keep felons out of jail, pay for medical bills caused by bad decisions, and to cover peoples/bands irresponsible misfortunes. No one is paying for the terrible decisions I have made, so why should I pay for theirs? Why not harness that generosity behind a cause that is worthy of sympathy and awareness? South Florida Bullies Canine Rescue is a non-profit organization run by friends of ours who have been involved with the hardcore scene for several years now. South Florida Bullies has a hell of a fight and could use any help to spread awareness and keep their mission running steady. The subject matter and the overall goal of this record transcend anything we have done in the past. Like always, our music speaks for itself and will again serve as a testament to several subjects that go ignored.”
Originally formed in Ft. Lauderdale, FL in the early 2000’s, Know the Score has released two full-length records and shared the stage with the likes of Blacklisted, Ringworm, Terror, Cold World, and 100 Demons. The band’s debut LP, “All Guts, No Glory”, was released in 2005 on Goodbye Blue Skies Recordings and their second LP, “All Time Low”, followed the next year via Eulogy Recordings. Eulogy eventually re-released the first LP in 2008 as “All Guts, Still No Glory” with the addition of new and unreleased songs. Know the Score will enter the studio in early September to record for the effort, which they will be supporting with an appearance at Bringing It Back For The Kids Fest 2 in South Florida this October. Additional plans for an Eastcoast/Midwest trip and California trek are also in the works.
AUGUST 27, 2012
Tim Edwards and Aga Hairesis give us the lowdown on this premier Belgium Hardcore Festival that took place from August 10th through the 12th.
AUGUST 24, 2012
"A LOT OF PEOPLE OUR AGE PLAY GOLF- FUCK THAT SHIT - WE HAVE YUPPICIDE!"
Brand new interview with Steve and Jesse of Yuppicide
Click photo to go to interview
United Riot Records with Channel Hate Productions is putting out a new CD compilation featuring bands from NY and CT. Bands on this new compilation will be: Drug Shock (CT) featuring members of Forced Reality, Copyright Chaos, and Bust It!, Two Man Advantage (NY), Broken (CT), Iconicide (NY), Blastmat (CT), Fed Up! (NY), All For Spite (CT), Carnage Krew (NY), Side Swiped (NY/CT) featuring members of Fed Up! and Second Class Citizen, Truth In Needles (NY), Hooks & Sinkers (CT) featuring members of Bloodshot Hooligans and Forced Reality, Everyday Dollars (NY) featuring members of The Uprise, and CT’s Progress rounds out the lineup. Contact United Riot for more info:
AUGUST 19, 2012
THIS IS HARDCORE FEST 2012
Over 100 pictures and a few words on this years festival in Philly
AUGUST 15, 2012
THIS IS HARDCORE! (Photo by: Ken Salerno)
The Rival Mob ripping it up on Saturday August 11th at Day 3 of the This Is Hardcore Fest in Philadelphia, PA. More to follow on TIHC in the upcoming days...
AUGUST 10, 2012
INTERVIEW WITH JAMIE OF NY'S ABJECT!
Read about Abjects ordeal with the NYPD in June of 2011 where the entire band was arrested for possession of CRACK on the way to band practice in the Bronx and how the band is fighting back with a new EP (and a lawsuit...)
PROJECT X ADDED TO THE SATURDAY OCTOBER 13th REV 25 SHOW IN NYC
QUICKSAND TO PERFORM ON LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON AUGUST 22, 2012
Quicksand has added another NYC show, this one at the Music Hall Of Williamsburg (Brooklyn) on Saturday August 25th. On the 24th they play the Bowery Ballroom in NYC. Catch them on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on August 22nd. Follow Waltertown on Facebook for all things Schreifels!
SAN JOSE CALIFORNIA'S NO MISTAKE OFFER FREE 13 SONG DEBUT
CA's No Mistake just put out their debut offering titled "Connect The Dots...Complete The Puzzle" which is available as a FREE download or for 4 bucks in the form of a compact disc. Those familiar with the name Mike Bullshit from Bullshit Monthly Zine will be familiar with No Mistake's guitar player Mike who also sang for NYHC bands SFA and GO! way way back. The 13 song EP can be had via the bands Facebook page as well as on Bandcamp. http://www.facebook.com/nomistake
AUGUST 6, 2012
An original scan of a 1989 interview with Mark Ryan of Supertouch which originally
appeared in issue #3 of In Effect
Sao Paulo Brazil's TAKE ME BACK debut new video for "Dias Liquidos"
AUGUST 4, 2012
INTERVIEW WITH JOE RUBINO OF LONG ISLAND'S 1776
LESS THAN 1 WEEK UNTIL THIS IS HARDCORE FEST 2012, PHILADELPHIA PA
With less than a week to go until the THIS IS HARDCORE 2012 in Philadelphia PA (August 9th- 12th) there are still tickets available. There is now an IPhone app available to keep track of what bands are playing and at what times. The full lineup is stacked with bands like Terror, Suicidal Tendencies, Gorilla Biscuits, Earth Crisis, Crown Of Thornz, Breakdown, Negative Approach and more. Click on either banner to get the full lineup and fest info. Get the IPhone app here:
BLACK 'N BLUE TAKEOVER WITH OLDE YORK THIS TUESDAY!
I am hoping most of you already know about this amazing weekly hardcore/punk radio show but if you don't here is your chance to get on board starting this coming Tuesday with Olde York in studio. Each Tuesday at 8pm Cousin Joe, Buske and the crew bring you a wide variety of hardcore and punk music, in studio interviews, phone interviews, show announcements, and just the general WHATS UP in the world of hardcore music. Can't tune in on Tuesdays between 8pm and 10pm eastern time? No problem, go to the archives section which gives you entire shows dating back to July of 2009.
YUPPICIDE "AMERICAN OBLIVION" EP DUE OUT THIS SEPTEMBER
Yuppicide is back with a new 6 song EP titled “American Oblivion” which will be out in early September. The vinyl version which is limited to 500 copies (with 100 on hand printed sleeves…see photo) will be out on Germany’s Superhero/SwellCreek Records and the CD/Digital Download versions will be handled by NY’s Dead City Records. Yuppicide plays a free show in NYC’s Tompkins Square Park on Sunday August 5th and at Sinclair’s in West Babylon NY on August 12th before heading over to Europe on September 10th through the 16th with 6 shows in Germany and one in the Czech Republic. Having originally formed in 1988 the new “American Oblivion” EP is Yuppicide’s first studio recording in over 14 years. I just got a copy of this new EP yesterday and the new songs absolutely will not disappoint the old fans or the new with the band sticking 100% to their sound/production style. Get ready!
NEW BAND...LETS DIE...FEATURING ex-members of MY TURN TO WIN
OK folks, time to check out Let’s Die which comes from the ashes of My Turn To Win who have called it quits. Let’s Die has MTTW members Dave (vocals), Mark (drums), and Jess (guitar) along with Brandon from Double Dealer on bass. Let’s Die plans on an upcoming EP with Thorp Records who they were already working with during the My Turn To Win era. Check out their Facebook and Bandcamp pages to get more info and to hear their music:
DANVILLE CALIFORNIA's ZERO PROGRESS "THE VOID" EP
This past week Matthew Toress of Isolation Zine (CA) turned me on to the new ZERO PROGRESS EP called "The Void" which came out on June 23rd. The bands sound is a total throwback to the days of bands like Krakdown, Straight Ahead and I even think a little No For An Answer. A grizzled 50 year old punk rocker can throw this on and once again think that "punks really not dead!" Get this as a 7" vinyl EP for 5 bucks via Piledriver Records or as a FREE download via Bandcamp.