MARCH 29, 2013
KILL YOUR IDOLS RETURN FOR ONE SHOW AND ONE SHOW ONLY AT THE BNB BOWL IN NYC ON MAY 19TH. SINGER ANDY WEST TALKS ABOUT KILL YOUR IDOLS' PAST, PRESENT, AND POSSIBLY THEIR FUTURE IN THIS NEW INTERVIEW
MARCH 21, 2013
FLASHBACK TO AN ARTICLE ORIGINALLY PUT OUT IN 1998 FROM IN EFFECT ISSUE #11
TAKE OFFENSE ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM & US TOUR INFO
Take Offense have announced that their new LP/CD due out this year will be titled “The United States Of Mind” and will be put out by Reaper Records. The band started recording a couple of weeks ago in LA and should be finishing up recording by the first week of April. The new album is being produced once again by Terror’s Nick Jett who also produced their 2012 EP “Under The Same Shadow”. Look for a total of 10 songs and an August/late summer release. April 28th kicks off a month long US tour with fellow Californian’s Downpresser.
CRO-MAG FRONTMAN JOHN JOSEPH FEATURED ON ESPN.COM WEBSITE ARTICLE
Check out Cro-Mag frontman John Joseph getting featured on an ESPN website article by Jeff Harder which came out on March 11th. Interesting read! Keep going John!
RADIO RAHEEM & WARDANCE TO RE-RELEASE SACRILEGE DEMOS IN LP VERSION
Featured ex and future members of Agnostic Front, Reagan Youth & Nausea
Radio Raheem and Wardance Records are working on a joint release due out next month featuring Sacrilege who were from Queens, NY back in the early to mid-80’s. The 2 long lost demos run over 40 minutes in running time and feature ex and future members of such bands as Agnostic Front, Reagan Youth, Murphy’s Law, and Nausea. The first pressing will be limited to 500 copies on vinyl and will also be available on I-Tunes. The insert of the record will feature a new interview done in 2013 with guitarist Viktor Venom and also features the earliest appearance of a song titled “Fallout” which later became a Nausea song as heard on “The Way It Is” NYHC compilation from 1987. Check out the link for the track “Bastards” which was recorded at the famed Don Fury Studios in 1985.
RADIO RAHEEM TO RE-ISSUE ALL OLD MATERIAL FROM THE ABUSED ON VINYL
Radio Raheem is also working on a collection of old Abused material including their “Loud And Clear” EP, a 1982 demo as well as live material which should be out in late April alongside the Sacrilege release. The Abused will be 21 tracks including their 8 song EP remastered from the original reel, a 12 song demo and one unreleased song from a 1983 CBGB’s live set. A 24 page 12X12 book collecting all of singer Kevin’s flyers and artwork with rare photos and flyers will also be included. Radio Raheem has no official Facebook or website that I can find so stay tuned here for more info.
THE RETURN OF NY'S LAMENT
NY’s Lament who’s initial run started in 1990 and ran through 1995 are making a comeback with the same lineup that they released their 7” with back in 1991. You may recognize their guitar player Joe Affe of Maximum Penalty as well as their singer Jon Scondotto who has brothers who also sing/sang for Shutdown, Inhuman and The Last Stand. The band plans on re-issuing their out of print “Drowning Room” EP and is looking to start playing local shows over the next couple of months. Other plans include heading into the studio in the early summer for a Fall follow up release.
KIDS INSANE'S "ALL OVER" CD NOW AVAILABLE ON VINYL
Tel Aviv’s Kids Insane have their amazing debut CD “All Over” available on vinyl for the first time this Saturday March 23rd from Take It Back Records. The very limited run will have 80 copies on multi-colored splattered vinyl and 20 on black vinyl and you will also receive a download code when purchasing. You can still stream the “All Over” full length through the Kids Insane Facebook and Bandcamp pages. Look for a new EP from Kids Insane this July. The Kids have been playing some cover shows doing Dag Nasty sets as well. Next one is this Friday the 23rd in Tel Aviv with a Ramones cover band. To get more info check them out on Facebook.
NEW RECORD STORE IN NEWBURGH, NY THE VINYL RESTING PLACE
In this day and age, opening a record store is risky business, but Michael Marino has decided to take that risk. Opening in November of 2012 The Vinyl Resting Place has been on a roll. If you’re looking for that hard to find Hardcore 7” or a new release Mike just may have it. If he doesn’t he’ll try and get it for you. If you’re interested in hearing something new just talk to Mike and he’ll tell you about a band to check out. They don’t just have hardcore and punk records though. They have a little of everything. So if you’re on a trip into the Hudson Valley stop on by his store in Newburgh, NY. He is right next store to the Wherehouse which is a good restaurant that also has shows a couple of times a month. So you could make a day out of it. You could go record shopping, have dinner, and see a band all on the same block. Visit them at: 113 Liberty Street, Newburgh, NY. -Scoot
MARCH 13, 2013
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES RELEASE NEW "CYCO STYLE" VIDEO OFF UPCOMING ALBUM
Suicidal Tendencies are back with a new video for the track “Cyco Style” off of their new album titled “13” which is due out March 26th in the US and the first week of April in Europe. The “13” title has some significance to the band with it being 13 years since the last new Suicidal Tendencies CD, it will be their 13th release, 13 new songs, coming out in 2013. The new video was filmed at 9am on a Sunday morning last May on the streets of Sao Paulo, Brazil with 70,000 people in attendance according to the ST website.
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE:
KILL YOUR IDOLS ADDED TO DAY 2 OF BNB BOWL 2013
COMPLETE LINEUPS FOR BOTH DAYS FINALIZED
WATCH THE VIDEO TRAILER NOW
The lineup for Day 2 of the BNB Bowl 2013 to be held at Webster Hall in NYC is now finalized with Kill Your Idols being announced on the Black N Blue Radio Takeover Show. Along with this announcement came the unveiling of a short video trailer for the 2 day event which you can watch by following the link below.
BNB BOWL 2013 TRAILER
In addition there are limited edition posters for the shows which you can pre-order now. Hellgate Industries and Buske Designs both have some nice quality work as you can see from the images. Follow the links to get ordering info.
MARCH 7, 2013
INTERVIEW WITH THE MAN BEHIND THE THIS IS HARDCORE FESTIVAL "JOE HARDCORE"
"The commotion and jammed up schedule and the having to be at 2 places on the same day somehow helps me get through life.
Otherwise it would get boring."
2ND SHOW ADDED TO 2013 BNB BOWL IN NYC
Online tickets for this year’s BNB Bowl in NYC (May18th) featuring a Judge reunion sold out in just 30 seconds prompting a second show to be held the following day (also at Webster Hall in NYC). In addition to the bands listed on the flyer above for day 2 will be Overthrow from Long Island, Bitter End from Texas, Blind Justice from New Jersey and yet another reunion of Indecision. Check out the Black ‘N Blue website for updates with a trailer for the 2 day event on the way.
NY's ON THE OFFENSE TO RELEASE "FRONTLINE" APRIL 9TH ON DEAD CITY RECORDS
NY’s On The Offense will be teaming up with Dead City Records this spring to release their debut full length titled “Frontline”. The 13 song release will be available for download through most digital outlets on April 9th with a limited number of physical CD’s available through the Dead City web-store. The band lists influences ranging from Warzone and the Cro-Mags to Sham 69, Kraut, Suicidal Tendencies and more. “Frontline” was recorded in 2012 at Kray Studios with Johnny Kray of The Krays. I saw firsthand at the Hill Tap Tavern in Queens back in November that these guys can put on a solid show and with Dead City’s track record this should be one to look out for.
FEBRUARY 26, 2013
R.I.P. ONNO CRO-MAG
The world of underground music was stunned on Monday upon hearing of the passing of Onno “Cro-Mag” van Ravensteijn. He was 49 and leaves behind a wife and 2 children. In 2012 Onno started Strength Records with long time friend Roger Miret of Agnostic Front. Onno was well respected in his homeland of The Netherlands as well as being a friend to many touring American bands. Facebook band pages were filled with personal stories and thanks to a man who dedicated so much of his time to keeping the hardcore scene thriving. Like many of my friends over in other countries we all share this bond liking this crazy music and even though I never met Onno Cro-Mag I have respect for this “Lifer” who obviously will be missed by many around the world.
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM "13" ON MARCH 26th WITH "SLAM CITY" US TOUR KICKING OFF APRIL 11TH. TEASER FOR "CYCO STYLE" VIDEO OUT NOW
Suicidal Tendencies have put out a teaser for their new video “Cyco Style” off of their upcoming new album titled “13” which is due out on March 26th. The band starts the first leg of its “Slam City” tour on April 11th in San Francisco and runs through May 12th in San Diego playing a total of 23 shows. Madball, Sick Of It All and DRI all appear on the tour at some point alongside ST with limited dates announced for each on the Suicidal Tendencies website.
TRAPPED UNDER ICE TO GO ON LENGTHY HIATUS TILL 2015
Below is an official statement from Baltimore’s Trapped Under Ice in regards to the bands future. I have to say that I support what they are doing and give them credit for not forcing themselves to “just write music because we have to”. Doing In Effect as a print ‘zine became very suffocating towards the end due to the workload and if I had some time to breathe in between issues it would have been more enjoyable. With that said here is the statement that appears on the bands Facebook page:
Hello World. TUI here. We're writing to give everyone an update on the future of the band. Let's get straight to the point: Beginning in August 2013, Trapped Under Ice is going on a pretty lengthy hiatus. We are NOT breaking up. This is by no means the end of TUI. We just decided that it was important to keep the band fresh and something the five of us enjoy. We don't wanna spin the wheels for nothing and just write music because we feel like we have to. We don't really feel right about just putting out another record for the sake of touring right now. So, while it’s still fun, we're gonna go on a little break, do all our own things, then take it from there.
At this time, we just want to emphasize that TUI, as a band, and as people, all still love hardcore and punk music. We all play in other bands and still tour. More importantly, we're five people who still love each other and love playing music together. None of that has changed. We've been around the world and back a couple times together and all grown a lot as individuals in this band. Made amazing friends and played with some of our favorite bands. We just wanted to keep it honest for people that have stuck with us through thick and thin over the years. There's no beef, no drama. So anything you hear or read that’s not in these paragraphs is 100% NOT true. After a lot of deliberation, we just all felt it was a good time to step back, take a breather, and get a fresh perspective on things.
So, with that being said, we aren't going on hiatus just yet. We still have a bunch of shows in the next six months, including a California weekend, a show in Hawaii, United Blood (Richmond VA), New England Metal Fest (Mass), Groezrock in Belgium (our one and only mainland European show), a UK tour with our friends Backtrack, Canada, and shows in Baltimore and DC. Wrapping it up this summer at This Is Hardcore Fest in Philly, for what will be our last show for roughly a couple years (2015). We'd love for everyone to come out and have fun.
This beast isn't dead, merely sleeping.
Signed Brad, Brendan, Sam, Justice, and Jared. - AKA Trapped Under Ice
BULLET TREATMENT TO RELEASE NEW EP "EX-BREATHERS" APRIL 30TH
Bullet Treatment are back on April 30th with a new EP titled “Ex-Breathers” on Basement Records. The new EP will be available as a 6 song digital download along with a CD version which will have two bonus tracks. For those unfamiliar with BT this unique band is the doings of guitarist (and Basement Records head honcho) Chuck Dietrich and has featured (on purpose) a wide array of band members including releases with multiple singers. The new release will have Chuck on guitar, Jordan from Vultures United on vocals, Dave (Social Distortion) on drums, and Vince (Mariachi El Bronx/Bronx) on bass. Look for a video for the track “Ex-Breathers” coming soon as well. Basement Records will also be releasing “Spiritual Poverty” from Whittier CA’s Internal Corrosion in March. The thrash/hardcore outfit will have a video coming out featuring MMA fighter Josh Barnett.
MADBALL & FOURSPEED METALWERKS TO PRODUCE MADBALL RINGS AND BUCKLES
Fresh off their Bandung Indonesia show last Thursday Madball has announced a collaboration deal with Indonesia’s Fourspeed Metalwerks to produce exclusive limited edition Madball buckles and rings. According to their site Fourspeed specializes in high detail rock ‘n roll jewelry, 100% pure handmade, made from high quality metal alloy. Check out their sites as there is some pretty crazy/cool stuff that they have done there.
ROTTING OUT DEBUT NEW TRACK "THE SHOOT OUT" OFF OF NEW ALBUM
"THE WRONG WAY" DUE OUT MAY 7 ON 6131 RECORDS
LA’s Rotting Out have debuted their new track “The Shoot Out” from their upcoming album “The Wrong Way” which is due out on May 7th on 6131 Records. The band is currently in Europe with Expire followed by a month long tour of the US followed by 10 shows in Australia in late April. To hear “The Shoot Out” or place a pre-order to buy “The Wrong Way” follow the links below:
Sheer Terror’s new album will be called “Standing Up For Falling Down” and will be out by the year’s end. This is the first new Sheer Terror LP in 18 years.
Rumpshaker Zine’s Eric Weiss will be doing a reading presentation at Heaven Street Records in Brooklyn on Thursday March 14th… Eric promises vegan cake will be served as well. Check out the event page here:
In Effect writer, long time scene photographer and all around nice dude Carl Gunhouse is the curator of an art exhibit called “We Don’t Owe You A Thing” which focuses on art that reflects aesthetically and intellectually the tenets of a virulent subset of punk rock called hardcore. The show brings together a divergent group of artists who all at one time or another were involved in the hardcore scene.We Don’t Owe You A Thing will be open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays between March 2nd and March 31st from 1 to 5pm or by appointment at Small Black Door in Ridgewood, NY. For more info follow the link below.
FEBRUARY 19, 2013
BNB BOWL 2013 LINEUP ANNOUNCED
As announced on the Black 'N Blue Takeover Radio Show here is your lineup for the BNB Bowl 2013 to be held at Webster Hall in NYC on May 18th.
Keep up to date with all BNB Bowl happenings by following the link below:
TERROR DEBUT NEW VIDEO FOR THE TRACK "LIVE BY THE CODE"
NEW ALBUM DUE OUT APRIL 2nd
FEBRUARY 15, 2013
NEW INTERVIEW WITH DISTRICT 9
GUITARIST LENNY BEDNARZ GIVES US THE LOWDOWN ON THEIR
LATEST EP "SOUTHBRONXMEMOIRS" AND WHATS IN STORE FOR D9
NEW i-PHONE APP DUE OUT MARCH 10
UNCLE AL OF MURPHY'S LAW FAME HAS CREATED AN APP CALLED "MOSH PIT" FOR
i-PHONES and i-PADS EVERYWHERE. WE TRACKED DOWN AL TO GET MORE INFO...