FEBRUARY 9, 2013
INTERVIEW WITH JUSTIN OF THE RIVAL MOB
Check out this new interview where we discuss their new album on Revelation, the countless other bands the members are in, E-Bay and Hardcore, the This Is Hardcore Fest and their biggest fan... Phil Anselmo from Pantera... All from a cell phone!
ALPHA & OMEGA JOIN BRIDGE 9 RECORDS. NEW ALBUM DUE OUT THIS SUMMER
Bridge 9 Records have announced that they will be teaming up with LA’s Alpha & Omega for a new yet to be titled full length due out this summer. Pre-production will begin this month with recording starting in March. A U.S. tour kicks off in April with dates listed below:
ALPHA & OMEGA - ON TOUR
4/23 Barnesville OH @ Lansing Community Center w/ Xibalba, Expire, Twitching Tongues
4/24 Covington KY @ Legends w/ Xibalba, Expire, Power Trip, Twitching Tongues
4/25 St Louis MO @ The Mad Magician w/ Xibalba, Expire, Power Trip, Twitching Tongues
4/27 Chicago IL @ The Rumble w/ Xibalba, Expire, Power Trip, Twitching Tongues
4/27 Chicago IL @ The Bottom Lounge (The Rumble) w/ Bent Life, The Beautiful Ones
4/28 Racine WI @ My Wicked Way w/ Bent Life, The Beautiful Ones
4/29 Minneapolis MN @ The Medusa w/ Bent Life, The Beautiful Ones
4/30 Des Moines IA @ Underground Rock Shop w/ Bent Life, The Beautiful Ones
5/1 Indianapolis IN @ Hoosier Dome w/ Bent Life, The Beautiful Ones
5/2 Toledo OH @ Frankies w/ Bent Life, The Beautiful Ones
5/3 Ashtabula OH @ West End Art Space w/ Bent Life, The Beautiful Ones
5/4 Rochester NY @ The Bug Jar (Beatdown Fest) w/ Bent Life, The Beautiful Ones
5/5 Gatineau QC @ Association Récréative De Gatineau (Heart Fest) w/ Bent Life, Beautiful Ones
5/7 New Haven CT @ The Dark Room w/ Bent Life, The Beautiful Ones
5/8 Atlantic City NJ @ The Boneyard w/ Bent Life, The Beautiful Ones
5/9 Baltimore MD @ CCAS w/ Bent Life, The Beautiful Ones
5/10 Richmond VA @ Kingdom w/ Bent Life, The Beautiful Ones
5/11 Charlotte NC @ Tremont Music Hall (Breast Fest)
5/12 Knoxville TN @ Longbranch Saloon w/ Focused Minds, Bent Life, The Beautiful Ones
5/13 Nashville TN @ The Owl Farm w/ Focused Minds, Bent Life, The Beautiful Ones
5/14 Springfield MO @ Outland Ballroom w/ Bent Life, The Beautiful Ones
5/15 Denver CO @ Blast O Mat w/ The Beautiful Ones
5/16 Salt Lake City UT @ The Salt Haus w/The Beautiful Ones
INTRODUCING... HANDMADE ZINE!
Make sure to check out the brand spanking new “Handmade Zine” which just got started a few weeks back. The “Tools For Bands” section is a must for bands trying to set up a DIY tour. Their classified section is sure to grow into something useful as well with help for musicians looking for bands, help finding a carpool to a show, bands looking to fill in dates for their tours and stuff for sale as well. Features section as well as photo section are still growing but this is still new and the way Kate Frese rolls this site will be up and running at 110 MPH before you know it.
JANUARY 31, 2013
YUPPICIDE DEBUT "TOO LATE" VIDEO
Yuppicide have released a DIY video for their track "Too Late" off of last years "American Oblivion" EP on Dead City Records. The band is already busy on new material with 4 new songs written and more on the way. Check out the "American Oblivion" EP as it was one of the best releases of 2012.
M.A.D. TOURBOOKING UPCOMING SHOWS AND TOURS FOR EUROPE
M.A.D. Tourbooking has announced a bunch of new tour dates for the upcoming Spring/Summer season in Europe. Here are some preliminary dates for certain bands. Please check their site for updates and or changes. M.A.D. emails me all of their upcoming confirmed shows every Friday and it is always an extensive list that is constantly growing each week. Check them out below:
AGNOSTIC FRONT DATES:
06.21. Clisson - Hellfest (France)
06.27. Roitzschjora - With Full Force (Germany)
06.29. Ourense - Derrame Fest (Sapin)
07.31. München - Free and Easy Festival (Germany)
08.01. Moravská Trebová - Fest Pod Parou (Czech Republic)
08.02. Wacken - Wacken Open Air (Germany)
08.03. Gränichen - Open Air Gränichen (Switzerland)
08.10. Villmar - Tells Bells Festival (Germany)
08.11. St Maurice De Gourdans - Sylak Open Air (France)
08.16. Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze Festival (Germany)
04.19. Zürich - Werk 21 (Switherland)
04.20. Lisbon - Jurassic Club Fest (Portugal)
04.21. Milano - Factory (Italy)
04.22. Bolzano - Bunker (Italy)
04.23. Salzburg - Rockhouse Bar (Austria)
04.24. Prag - 007 Club (Czech Republic)
04.25. Bydgoszcz - Estrada (Poland)
04.27. Leipzig - Los Eastos Fest II (Germany) With H2O
04.28. Meerhout - Groezrock (Belgium)
04.29. Hengelo - Innocent (Netherlands)
04.30. Köln - MTC (Germany)With H2O and Cornered
05.02. Copenhagen - Beta (Denmark)
05.03. Oslo - Blitz (Norway)
05.04. Gävle - 026 HC Fest (Sweden)
04.19. Lisbon - Jurassic Club Fest (Portugal)
04.20. Kapfenberg - Overdrive Festival (Austria)
04.21. Budapest - A38 (Hungary)
04.22. Belgrade - Dom Omladine (Serbia)
04.23. Zagreb - Mochvara (Croatia)
04.24. Ostrava - Majales Ostava 2013 (Czech Republic)
04.26. Suttgart - Pirate Sattelite (Germany)
04.27. Leipzig - Los Eastos Fest II (Germany) With Strife
04.28. Lodz - Dekompresja (Poland)
04.29. Magdeburg - Factory (Germany)
30.04. Köln - MTC (Germany)With Strife and Cornered
05.02. Hannover - Bei Chez Heinz (Germany)
05.03. Stockholm - Bergsunds Strand 43 (Sweden)
05.04. Limburg - Ruusrock (Belgium)
07.05. Enkirch - Fallig Open Air (Germany)
07.06. Münster - Vanstream (Germany)
07.09. Lindau - Club Vaudeville (Germany)
07.11. Ferrara - Festa Proviniciale (Italy)
07.12. Tolmin - Punkroch Holiday (Slovenia)
07.13. Prölsdorf - Krach am Bach (Germany)
ALL FOR NOTHING
ALL FOR NOTHING DATES:
02.23. Mönchengladbach - Ju Komm (Germany)
04.13. Großräschen - JH Alte Post (Germany)
05.04. Vechta - Gulfhaus (Germany)
05.25. Audigast - Open Air (Germany)
07.13. Merksem - mXm HC Fest (Belgium)
07.27. Bausendorf-Olkenbach - Riez Open Air (Germany)
08.16. Hohenstein-Ernstthal - Voice Of Art Festival (Germany)
08.17. Fredericia - Days Of Fury (Denmark)
08.20. Montpellier - Secret Place O.A. (France)With Madball
05.02. Prague - Futurum Musicbar (Czech Republic)
05.03. Dresden - Scheune (Germany)
05.05. Wien - t.b.a. (Austria)
05.06. Weinheim - Cafe Central (Germany)
05.07. Paris - Le Batofar (France)
05.08. Antwerpen - Trix (Blegium)
05.09. Strasbourg - Tattoo World (France)
05.10. Oberhausen - Kulttempel (Germany)
JANUARY 29, 2013
EMP PERSISTENCE TOUR 2013 COVERAGE FROM TILBURG, THE NETHERLANDS
Photos by Bas Spierings, Aga Hairesis and Elke Teurlinckx
JANUARY 27, 2013
INTERVIEW WITH JAY FROM TEXAS' MODERN PAIN
JANUARY 23, 2013
DEVIL IN ME RELEASE "ON MY OWN" VIDEO
GSR Music out of The Netherlands re-released Devil In Me’s “The End” album in February of 2012 and it was easily one of the best releases to show up in my mailbox last year. The track “On My Own” is from that same album and shows the bands ability to mix up tough as nails riffs with melody and bring everything together for an amazing end result. Fans of Wisdom In Chains take note if you have not heard this band yet.
THE RIVAL MOB PREVIEW "IT MUST BE NICE"
TRACK OFF OF UPCOMING "MOB JUSTICE" LP
The Rival Mobs ”Mob Justice” LP will be out February 26th on Revelation Records. Here is a preview track called “It Must Be Nice” off of that album. Look for an interview with Justin of The Rival Mob on this site in the next couple of weeks.
JANUARY 21, 2013
ABSOLUTION PREVIEW "ARMED WITH ANGER" OFF OF NEW 7" DUE OUT FEBRUARY 1st
ABSOLUTION is back and ready to release their new EP on Lush Life on February 1st. The EP is a do-over of sorts in that they took the same exact songs from their 1989 Combine Effort Records 7” and updated them to 2013 standards. The recording on the original 1989 7” was something that the band members were never truly happy with and a big reason why this new version is on the way. You can read more about Absolution and why they are re-recording most of their back catalog in a July 2012 interview below.
DETAILS: Track listing: 1. “A Drop Of Patience” 2. “Revealing The Prey” 3. “In The Meantime” 4. “Armed With Anger” IN-STORES February 1, 2013. The first 150 mailorder's will receive the limited edition colored vinyl version. The lucky 13th mailorder that we receive will get a 7" test pressing version 1 of 25 made. **If you order more than one 7" you will receive one color vinyl and one black vinyl. The first pressing is of 500 pieces total.
LISTEN TO “ARMED WITH ANGER” HERE:
JULY 2012 INTERVIEW WITH GUITARIST GAVIN VAN VLACK:
JANUARY 19, 2013
INTERVIEW WITH NADAV AND COREY FROM TEL AVIV'S KIDS INSANE
NEW TERROR ALBUM "LIVE BY THE CODE" DUE OUT APRIL 2ND
Terror’s new 11 song album titled "Live By The Code" is due out on April 2nd on Reaper Records (LP). This will be the bands fifth studio full length and was recorded by New Found Glory’s Chad Gilbert. U.S. and international tours are already booked in support of the new album. Reaper’s LP version will be coming with a booklet explaining the meaning of “The Code” as well as personal write ups from each member and lyric explanations. Pressed on color vinyl, the LP packaging also includes an 11" x11" Terror bandzine with pages designed by the bands members. Pre-orders for the record are planned for the end of the month through the Reaper Records webstore. Victory Records will be releasing "Live By The Code" (CD) in the US and Century Media in Europe. Terror hits Japan for four dates with Xibalba and Palm starting January 24th before coming back to the U.S. on February 1st to kick off a whirlwind tour that sees them playing straight through to March 3rd alongside H2O, Backtrack and Code Orange Kids. March 14th through the 24th sees them back in Europe for the “Rebellion 4” Tour alongside Madball, Comeback Kid, Your Demise and more. Complete tour dates are available on the flyers page of this site.
SEATTLE'S RAIN FEST 2013 ANNOUNCEMENT
Seattle’s Rain Fest 2013 has made an initial announcement as to lineups and here you go for starters: Rain Fest 2013 runs from Friday May 24th through Sunday the 26th at Neumos (925 E. Pike St, Seattle). Bands scheduled to play over the weekend include: 100 DEMONS, COMEBACK KID, DEAD WEIGHT, DEATH THREAT, DEVOTION, HARNESS, HYSTERICS, INCENDIARY, MINDSET, PEACE, POWER, PRAISE, RUDE AWAKENING, SHOOK ONES, SIDETRACKED, THE BOUNCING SOULS, THE MONGOLOIDS, THE RIVAL MOB, WRECK, YOUNG TURKS…Ticketing info and full lineup will be announced Feb 15th at 9pm Pacific Time. There will be a pre-show May 23rd @ Red Room in Tacoma, Wa. Lineup TBA.
TICKETS FOR CHICAGO'S "THE RUMBLE" ON SALE NOW
Chicago’s “The Rumble” Fest is back for another go around this year taking place on Friday, April 26th and Saturday the 27th. Friday’s show (doors open 8pm) is at the Cobra Lounge (235 N. Ashland Ave, Chicago) and features Thieves, Twitching Tongues, Early Graves, Xibalba, Nails, The Killer and more. Saturday’s show (doors open 1pm) will be at the Bottom Lounge (1375 W. Lake Street, Chicago) and will feature Weekend Nachos, Wisdom In Chains, Hoods, Crown Of Thornz and more. Day 1 tickets are on sale now and Day 2 tickets are available on January 19th. All info related to these two shows can be found on their Facebook page:
RIPFACE INVASION RECORDING FOR NEW SUMMER 2013 EP
New Jersey’s Ripface Invasion is heading into the studio February 24th to begin recording their new record. This will be their follow up to their 2012 Scorpion Records debut EP “To Not Give In”. Overall it’s the bands 3rd release. The band has recruited long time New Jersey hardcore mainstay recording engineer John Stanley to record and engineer the new record. John Stanley is mostly known as the guitarist for New Jersey hardcore bands Strength 691 and For The Love Of. The new Ripface Invasion record will be a 4 song EP with the tentative title “The Masters of Devolution” which is expected to be out in August. Scorpion Records also has sampler CD’s available now featuring 8 songs from Know Your Enemy, Ripface Invasion, Silence Equals Death and Turn It Up.
THE MONGOLOIDS "MONGO LIFE" LP DUE OUT APRIL 2ND
The Mongoloids will be releasing a new limited 7” single titled “Room To Grow” in February to coincide with a weekend of shows they are playing in the Northeast. The remaining copies will be available online via MongoMerch.com on Tuesday February 19th. “Room To Grow” will appear on their recently completed full length album. The new 12 song LP titled “Mongo Life” was produced and engineered by Will Yip (Circa Survive, Title Fight, Mother Of Mercy) and will be released April 2nd via Six Feet Under Records (USA), Reality Records (Europe), and Caboose Recordings (Japan).
NO DICE "MOTHER FUCKING PARTY TIME" DEMO
Queens’ No Dice have released the track “Life Worth Living” off of their upcoming demo called “Mother Fucking Party Time”. The 3 song demo will be available for free download starting January 21st and is a preview for an upcoming full length album that the band will be working on over the summer.
NEW QUICKSAND NYC SHOW POSTERS FROM HELLGATE INDUSTRIES
Grey Area’s Ernie Perada (who also runs Hell Gate Industries) has unveiled his latest limited edition silk screened gig poster. This one for the upcoming Quicksand shows in NYC on January 30th and 31st. They are available now for pre-order through his site or at the shows. (Posters to be mailed out after the shows). More info and images below:
JANUARY 11, 2013
BROLOAF TO RELEASE "BUSINESS IN THE FRONT, PARTY IN THE BACK" 7" THIS SPRING
Arizona’s BroLoaf will be back with new material this Spring with a new 4 song 7” titled “Business In The Front, Party In The Back” on Stomping Ground Records. 100 pressed on green, 100 on gold and the rest will be on black vinyl. Tracks on the new record are: “Executive Decision”, “My Name Is…”, “Skyping With Your Mom”, and “Rave Riot”. This will be BroLoaf’s first release since July’s “Patriotic Fight Songs Volume 1” which followed up their ridiculously underappreciated full length “Champions On Parade” (2011).
TRAPPED UNDER ICE & BACKTRACK HIT THE UK THIS APRIL
JANUARY 3, 2013
OLDE YORK DEBUT "PEELING PAINT" VIDEO, EURO-TOUR STARTS IN 1 WEEK
Olde York have released a new video for the track “Peeling Paint” from their new album “Shallow World” on WTF Records. The band heads over to Europe next week to kick off a 2 plus week tour in support on the new release. Check out the video as well as the tour dates below:
Thursday, 10 January - Bastard Club, Osnabrück, Germany
Friday, 11 January - Café Mukkes, Leeuwarden, Holland
Saturday, 12 January - JOC Olen, Olen, Belgium
Sunday, 13 January - Rockcafé De Pompe, Goes, Holland
Monday, 14 January - Zwischenbau, Rostock, Germany
Tuesday, 15 January - Cassiopeia, Berlin, Germany
Wednesday, 16 January - Docks, Hamburg, Germany
Thursday, 17 January - Underwerket, Copenhagen, Denmark
Friday, 18 January - Klex, Greifswald, Germany
Saturday, 19 January - Infinium, Gdansk, Poland
Sunday, 20 January - Dwa Światy, Toruń, Poland
Monday, 21 January - Fraktal, Mikołów, Poland
Tuesday, 22 January - Plan B Hardcore Cafe, Ostrava, Czech Republic
Thursday, 24 January - Subway To Peter, Chemnitz, Germany
Friday, 25 January - Azyl Pivni Bar, Liberec, Czech Republic
Saturday, 26 January - Venster99, Vienna, Austria
Sunday, 27 January - Cross Club, Prague, Czech Republic
THE RIVAL MOB "MOB JUSTICE" LP NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Revelation Records is now taking pre-orders for the new LP by The Rival Mob which will be titled “Mob Justice”. Release date is February 26th and it will be available on black, green and gold vinyl as well as on CD and cassette.
T-SHIRTS FOR CHARITY!
Cold Cuts Merch and Wass Photography have teamed up to help raise money for several charities. Each month they will release a series of two T-shirt designs. Each design will feature a live photo of a band shot by Rachel of Wass Photography in or around the Philadelphia area. There will be a song lyric to accompany each photo. All profits from each monthly series will be donated to charity by Wass Photography, Cold Cuts Merch, and the participating band. These T-shirts will only be offered for a limited time and will be exclusively sold at the Cold Cuts Merch online store. The band will help design, select the photo, lyric and charity. So far they have worked with bands like Wisdom In Chains, Horror Show, Lifetime, Far From Proper, Major League and more. The 5th series of charity shirts comes out on January 7th featuring 4 bands who remain unknown until the release date so check their sites for updates.
TOUGH LUCK PREVIEW "FOREVER FRIGID" OFF OF UPCOMING EP
Solid Bond Records is taking pre-orders for the new Tough Luck 7” titled “Heavy Fortune”. The preview track is titled “Forever Frigid” and is off of the new 6 song EP which will be released in mid-January. The Richmond, VA based band is currently on a Southeast/Midwest US tour with St. Louis’ Out of Time through January 13th.
STIGMA AND RAISED FIST TO RELEASE "DON'T LOSE FAITH" VIDEO
Jeff over at Raised Fist Propaganda is working on putting out a new music video for the Stigma track “Don’t Lose Faith”. The video was shot in Breezy Point Queens which was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. Above is a still shot from the video session and we could see the video as early as February. Stigma is of course Vinnie Stigma of Agnostic Front and he is also the lead singer for the band that bears his name. Next up for Raised Fist is some video work with PA’s Wisdom In Chains. The always diverse Raised Fist recently worked with Danny “Ezec” Diablo (Skarhead, Crown Of Thornz) on a video for the track “Saturday Night” as well as with Masta Killa from the Wu-Tang Clan on another video project. If you are interested in using them for video and or photography get at them at the link below.
LIVE FOOTAGE FROM THE SHEER TERROR AND CRO-MAGS NYC SHOW DECEMBER 30
M.I.M.P. Videos (Music Is My Porn) has up some partial sets of both Sheer Terror and the Cro-Mags from their December 30th show at The Highline Ballroom in NYC. Check them both out here and make sure to “LIKE” Izzy B’s M.I.M.P.page as well which has a bunch of other live videos from around the NYC area.
THE LAST STAND RELEASE TWO ADDITIONAL PREVIEW TRACKS OFF OF NEW ALBUM
The Last Stand have released 2 additional new tracks off of their new album “The Time Is Now” which will be coming out on January 22nd on Euology Recordings. The track “Samurai” is brand new and “Opportunities Lost & Found” is a re-recorded version of a track from their debut demo from 2010. The Last Stand will play their record release show for the new album on January 26th at St Vitus in Brooklyn, NY with Brick By Brick, Cover Your Idols, Ensign and more.
STRENGTH APPROACH DEBUT "IN THE BELLY OF THE BEAST" VIDEO
Check Italy’s Strength Approach and their new video titled “In The Belly Of The Beast” which takes a stand against church child abuse.
NEW CHESTY MALONE AND THE SLICE 'EM UPS 7" IS ON THE WAY
Brooklyn’s Chesty Malone And The Slice ‘Em Ups have a new 2 song 7” EP due out soon with the tracks “Destroy All Humans” and “Slay To Kill (Kill To Slay)”. The 2 tracks will be on purple vinyl and be put out on their own Wrecked Records.
THIS IS HARDCORE FEST ANNOUNCES DATES FOR 2013 SHOWS
The fine folks behind the This Is Hardcore Festival announced that the 2013 installment of TIHC will be held from Thursday August 8th through Sunday August 11th. In the upcoming months look out for the lineups, a magazine as well as some contests. Follow them on Twitter: TIHCfest, or Instagram (thisishardcorefest) as well as a free app for smart phones. They are also looking for bands for the 2013 fest in Philadelphia.
Contact them at: Joe@thisishardcorefest.com to be considered.
KATE FRESE PHOTOGRAPHY "BEST OF 2012" CLIP
Photographer Kate Frese has put out a “Best Of” You Tube clip featuring some of her favorite shots from 2012 set to Suburban Scum’s “Beaten From Birth”. Check out the video below and make sure to “LIKE” her Facebook page as well.
ZERO PROGRESS DEBUT TWO BRAND NEW TRACKS OFF OF UPCOMING
TOXIC BREED FUNHOUSE COMPILATION
Zero Progress debuts 2 brand new songs which will be on an upcoming Toxic Breed Funhouse compilation called “Casa De Diversion Volume 4”. The link below will lead you to the tracks “Valley Crew” and “Stage Diver”. ZP has Southern California shows booked in February, with New Brigade, they are mourning the breakup of their brother band Stressors who called it quits and are also doing a re-union show with their former band called Skull Stomp along with Plead The Fifth and Assumptions at a private house party January 11th where they promise they will be swinging CHAINZ. Check it all out here:
MODERN PAIN "SELF DECONSTRUCTION" EP ON THE WAY SPRING 2013
Dallas’ Modern Pain have given us a sneak peak at the new artwork for their upcoming 7” EP “Self Deconstruction” which will be put out by Iron Mind Crew Records who have now teamed up with Like Glue Records. Look for the new Modern Pain in late spring around the time the band heads off to the West Coast. Look for an interview with these guys who are one of my favorite new bands anywhere on this site in the upcoming weeks as well as a possible full length album in 2013.
WISDOM IN CHAINS NEW RELEASES FOR 2013
2013 will start off busy for PA’s Wisdom In Chains with 2 brand new songs on a split 7” with Twitching Tongues on Durty Mick Records. There will also be a 4 song 7” called “Wisdom In Chains Does The Crack” which will have 4 cover songs from The Crack. The cover 7” will be released on Fast Break Records. They are also working on new videos as well as a new full length.
Details on the 2013 BNB Bowl held in NYC will start to be announced at the end of January/start of February.
2013 will see new albums from H2O, Suburban Scum AND Sheer Terror. Shaping up to be a good year so far kids...