JULY 31, 2012
EAST COAST TSUNAMI FEST IN READING PENNSYLVANIA ANNOUNCES LINEUP FOR 2012
JULY 29, 2012
NEW INTERVIEW WITH ABSOLUTION GUITARIST GAVIN VAN VLACK
JULY 25, 2012
AGNOSTIC FRONT DEBUTS "US AGAINST THE WORLD" VIDEO
JULY 23, 2012
2008 INTERVIEW WITH FORMER VIRUS FRONTMAN JIMMY KONTRA. BY SCOOT HORTON
STRIFE AND 6131 RECORDS JOIN FORCES TO RELEASE "WITNESS A RE-BIRTH" THIS FALL
California’s Strife and 6131 Records have joined forces and will be putting out “Witness A Re-Birth”, the bands first recording in 11 years. With producer Nick Jett (Terror, Rotting Out, Backtrack) at the helm, Strife recruited friend and previous collaborator Iggor Cavalera (founding member of Sepultura) to perform drums for the album and traveled to Brazil to start the recording process with him. Soon after, they returned to California and put the rest of the pieces into place, including guest vocals by Billy Graziadei (of Biohazard) and Scott Vogel (of Terror), plus a guitar solo by Marc Rizzo (of Soulfly). Look for “Witness A Rebirth” this fall on CD/LP/ Digital formats and check out a short trailer for the upcoming album here.
SHEER TERROR "JUST CAN'T HATE ENOUGH" LIVE JULY 21, 2012
@ OLLIE'S POINT/CLUB LOADED AMITYVILLE, NY
VIDEO BY: JAMMI SLOANE YORK
THE LAST STAND and INHUMAN NEWS
Look for an early September release date for the split 7" with Brooklyn's The Last Stand and Germany's Suffer Survive on the German label Contra Records! The 7" will be limited to 400 copies with a vinyl breakdown of 150 on black, 150 on red and 100 on gold. There will be one brand new track from TLS entitled "Where Were You?" and a cover of Youth of Today's "Choose To Be", exclusive to this release. TLS are still in talks with a few labels about the release of their debut full length "The Time Is Now", but hope to have it out by late 2012 or early 2013 at the very latest. The band has several shows throughout the rest of the summer and all current info can be found at: http://thelaststandnyhc.com
Things have been quiet in the Inhuman camp for most of 2012, but the 17 years and still going NYHC band has some shows in the works and a vinyl release on the way. In mid-late August as 1124 Records will be releasing Inhuman's 2003 release "The New Nightmare" on limited vinyl. Only 300 copies will be made -100 each on white, clear and red vinyl! This is the very first 12" LP release for Inhuman, look for vinyl of the bands 2007 release "Last Rites" on LP as well in 2013. Look for more info at: www.facebook.com/inhuman
Inhuman and The Last Stand will be performing together for the first time live on September 9th in Long Island NY @ Ollie's Point/Club Loaded as part of a memorial show for Larissa "Momma Pit" Hinckley, a friend of the band who passed away. An event page for this show is on
NY's DEAD CITY RECORDS TO RELEASE RIGHT DIRECTION CATALOG DIGITALLY
JULY 20, 2012
LONDON'S KNUCKLEDUST DEBUT "BLUFFS LIES ALIBIS" VIDEO
Here is the brand new video from the UK's Knuckledust off of their new 12 song album due out August 10th on GSR music. Pre-orders are now available at: http://www.gsr-distro.com/
Look for an upcoming interview on this site with Knuckledust from our friend Tom Barry who was behind the hardcover book titled "Balance, European Hardcore"
BlowTheScene.com has a new video interview with THIS IS HARDCORE FEST big wig Joe Hardcore. The 4 day fest is 1 month away and there are still tickets available for each day.
Check it out here:
Old friend James Damion from Unite Fanzine recently did an interview with yours truly for
UNITED BY ROCKET SCIENCE.
Check out the interview here: http://unitedbyrocketscience.blogspot.com/
JULY 19, 2012
IN EFFECT SUPPORTS UNDERGROUND/DIY RELEASES... YOU SHOULD TOO!
Here are some new releases we have received here at In Effect over the last few weeks worthy of some more exposure. Reviews on the way shortly... click on each photo for ordering information
FLASHBACK: POISON IDEA 'FEEL THE DARKNESS'
Usually I remember how I found a band whether it being a friend who was buzzing about a new record, seeing the band play live or in some cases from my local record store guy telling me to "just buy this fucking thing". NO CLUE how I found "Feel The Darkness" but what a find it was. Recently was trolling through the IPOD looking for some old favorites and staring me right in the face is this classic starting off with a short piano introduction leading into the destructive "Plastic Bomb". One regret I have is never having seen these guys play here in NY. For whatever reason it just never happened. There is plenty of back catalog if you are discovering this band for the first time and everyone has their favorites but this is by far my favorite. Read more about them here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poison_Idea
and click here to listen to "Alan's On Fire"
JULY 18, 2012
NY'S THE MOB DEBUT "BACK TO QUEENS" VIDEO
ITALY'S STRENGTH APPROACH DEBUT "WITH OR WITHOUT YOU" VIDEO
JULY 14, 2012
TWO MAN ADVANTAGE JUNE 12, 2012 INTERVIEW FOLLOWED BY "DRINK THE BAR DRY"
TRUTH IN NEEDLES DEBUT "AGAINST THE GRAIN" VIDEO
JULY 2, 2012
EXPIRE PREMIERS "ABYSS" VIDEO ON ALTPRESS.COM
Expire's new video for the track "Abyss" debuted today on AltPress.com. The video was filmed at Expire shows in Minneapolis, MN and Des Moines, IA. Check out their debut full length "Pendulum Swings" which came out on May 22nd on Bridge 9 Records.
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MODERN PAIN RELEASE "REALITY OF THE PAIN" DIGITAL EP
Dallas, TX straight edge represents with Modern Pain and their brand new digital EP which came out on June 27th. "Reality Of The Pain" is a 5 song "name your price" download including a cover of Nirvana's "Tourettes". Follow the link to download the new stuff as well as last years 6 song "Cast Aside, Left Behind" EP. Band photo by Gray Muncy.
JULY 1, 2012
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WICCANS RELEASE UNMASTERED TRACK OFF OF UPCOMING LP
Wiccans out of Denton, TX previewed a new unmastered song called "Nest Of Vipers" off of their upcoming LP titled "Field II" out soon on Katorga Works (Brooklyn, NY). Click on the band pic for their Facebook page and listen to the song by clicking the Sound Cloud link below
BACKTRACK SHOOTING FOR NEW VIDEO ON LONG ISLAND
NEW BREED TAPE COMPILATION NOW ON I-TUNES WITH 5 ADDITIONAL TRACKS
Originally released in 1989 and re-released earlier this year on CD and vinyl, this 40 song classic NYHC compilation now makes it's I-Tune's debut. The 5 tracks that did not appear on the CD version (but were on the vinyl version) are Lifesblood "Never Make A Change" and "It's Not In Your Heart" (Live), All For One "Rise Up", and "Return" and "The Voice Of God" which is captured live banter from Dennis the famed CBGB's bouncer in the late 1980's. The download will run you $9.99 and is well worth every penny.
LONG ISLAND'S PSYCHO ENHANCER ANNOUNCE SUMMER TOUR 2012
The party machine known as Psycho Enhancer hits the road starting July 10th for the "FUCK WORK, FUCK SCHOOL" Tour which sees them zig-zag across the United States for a month and a half. Catch them on tour and make sure to check their Facebook page as they are LOADED with some really cool merch.
REVELATION RECORDS 25TH ANNIVERSARY NYC SHOWS
Early June saw Revelation Records celebrate the 25th anniversary of some of their landmark releases with 4 days of shows in Pomona, CA. The shows featured many of the bands that had releases on the label. It appears now that Revelation will be shifting coasts and bringing some of the same bands (and additional ones) to NYC's Irving Plaza in October. Without much in the way of details the 4 posters you see here were posted to both the Rev website as well as their Facebook page which would imply you will be seeing Chain Of Strength, Texas Is The Reason, Into Another and Crippled Youth/Bold hit the stage. Check in on Rev's page's to keep yourself posted on upcoming info.
JUNE 28, 2012
TAKE OFFENSE release "T.O. Zone" video
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Chula Vista CA's Take Offense have just released a video for the song "T.O. Zone" off of their 4 song EP "Under The Same Shadow" released March 20th on Reaper Records. Check it out and get more info on them and their label below:
JUNE 24, 2012
AGNOSTIC FRONT, WISDOM IN CHAINS, SUBURBAN SCUM
@ Dingbatz, Clifton NJ... June 22, 2012
ALL PHOTOS BY: JASON PATTON
Agnostic Front kicked off a short East Coast Tour on Friday night at the sold out Dingbatz in Clifton NJ. Jason Patton was there, camera in hand, once again to take photos. 1989's "Live At CBGB's" album was played again in order as has been the current theme lately with AF. Happy Birthday to Roger who got a birthday cake and sung to by the packed house.
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JUNE 23, 2012
Lost and Found! 1999 interview with Kevin from 7 Seconds
JUNE 17, 2012
Interview with Killing California's Danny Craig
LONDON! July 1st!
New Knuckledust album out August 10th on GSR Music and follow them on Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/Knuckledust_LBU
JUNE 14, 2012
BREAKDOWN @ CHAOS IN TEJAS AUSTIN, TX JUNE 1, 2012. ALL PHOTOS BY GRAY MUNCY
Back in 1987 NY's Breakdown put out what I feel is the best hardcore demo ever changing my musical landscape forever. The original lineup parted ways with Carl, Drago and Rich going on to form Raw Deal which later became known as Killing Time. Jeff continued on with Breakdown finding different lineups along the way and putting out some solid releases in the mid 90's. After a hiatus the band announced earlier this year that they would be getting back together with the original '87 demo lineup to play songs from that era and to eventually work on some new ones as well. June 1st was the first show back with the old lineup at the Chaos In Tejas Fest/Gig in Austin Texas. All photos by Gray Muncy. Check out his Flickr account which has the rest of his photos from this show. http://www.flickr.com/photos/birddog14tx/sets/72157630090064586/
REVELATION RECORDS 25 YEAR ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND PHOTOS BY NICOLE C. KIBERT
I am not going out on a ledge when I say that Revelation Records had and still has a HUGE impact on the world of hardcore/punk music. Back in the late 1980's Revelation released a slew of releases that were influential in many ways and helped shape and mold scenes for years to come. Some 25 years later a celebration happened from June 7th through June 10th at the Glass House in Pomona, CA. Below is a small sample of what photographer Nicole C. Kibert saw during this 4 day event. Photographers don't have it easy. They don't always get praise for their hard work, they are looking at the band while arms, legs and feet fly by them, and in general they put A LOT of time into something that usually doesn't quite pay the bills. They all seem to have a passion though for taking photos and without them documenting events like this one would not be quite the same. So show some love to those busting their asses to make your scene a better place. Buy 'em a beer, a soda, a friggin' cookie maybe. I don't know. SUPPORT!
Check out Nicole's website: http://elawgrrl.com/
And her Flickr account which has more from the Rev 25th Anniversary shows.
JUNE 11, 2012
MURPHYS LAW and MAXIMUM PENALTY added to CBGB Festival show
And 3 days later on Long Island...
JUNE 9, 2012
Going through some old In Effect Fanzine stuff led me across this old Indecision Tour Report that I wrote up in 1999. There were plans for an In Effect issue #13 which was being worked on but never completed. Also found an interview with Kevin Seconds from 7 Seconds so look out for that in upcoming updates. CLICK ON THE FLAG TO CHECK IT OUT!
COLD AS LIFE "A DETROIT STORY" DOCUMENTARY
Check out this still unfinished documentary which is looking for funding to be completed.
Narrated by Lars Fredricksen of Rancid, this feature length documentary will explore the decline of Detroit and the parallel reaction it created socially in the music scene of the city. How did the birthplace of Mowtown, a city once called the Paris of the new world, become the most dangerous destination in America? With the parallel decline of Detroit we see the rise of shock rock, a blistering punk movement, the electrifying first wave of post punk / hardcore and finally the brutal and violent second wave of hardcore. Through this time line we discover a real life allegory, and begin to understand the actions, the struggles and general social response from a city of young casualties and the fallen victims there of. Uncovering the truth behind the myth and rumors we will finally bring to light the Scariest, Hardest, most Tragic story in Rock N' Roll. This film will draw upon archival footage, recent interviews, and investigative - style reporting. Featuring interviews with - CTYC, Agnostic Front, Sick of it All, Madball, Hatebreed, Cromags, Murphy's Law, S.B.L.C, Terror, Skarhead, Crown Of Thornz, H8 Inc, Bulldoze, Negative Approach, the Suicide Machines, Earthmover, the Almighty Lumberjacks of Death, Pitbull, Son of Sam/Hillside Stranglers, Heresy, xTYRANTx, and many more. Please help us spread the word, and support the completion of this story at: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1146064110/cold-as-life-a-detroit-story
SNEAK PEAK AT NEW MADBALL TRACK "THE BEAST"
Follow this NOISECREEP link to hear the new Madball track "The Beast" off of their upcoming EP "Rebellion"
JUNE 1, 2012
SOUND AND FURY FESTIVAL 2012
The Sound And Fury Festival hits Santa Barbara CA for it's 7th year running July 20th, 21st and 22nd with a pre-show on July 19th at Rock City in Camarillo CA. The pre-show which is $12.00 admission will feature Soul Search, Minus, Ruckus, ACXDC, Oblivion, Sleepwalkers and 2 more. For more info visit: http://soundandfuryfest.com
AGNOSTIC FRONT and MADBALL TO PLAY CBGB FESTIVAL NYC JULY 5th
AGNOSTIC FRONT EUROPEAN TOUR DATES 2012
Below are a list of upcoming Agnostic Front tour dates. The majority of the shows are with NJ’s The Mongoloids and CA’s Take Offense. Visit the M.A.D. Tourbooking website for more details, added dates, changes etc. http://www.mad-tourbooking.de/
07/25. Braunschweig - Meier Music Hall (Germany)
07/26. Bremen - Tower(Germany)
07/27. Essen - Nord Open Air Festival (Germany)
07/28. Bausendorf - Riez Open Air (Germany)
07/29. München - Free And Easy Festival (Germany)
07/30. Weinheim - Café Central (Germany)
07/31. Piacenza - Rugby Stadium (Italy)
08/01. Pinarella Di Cervia - Rockplanet Club (Italy)
08/02. Viveiro - Resurrection Fest (Spain08/03. Paris - Nouveau Casino (France)
08/04. Leeds - Brudenell Club (Great Britain) with 7 Seconds
08/05. Blackpool - Rebellion Festival (Great Britain)
08/06. Dublin - The Pint (Ireland)
08/07. Wrexham - Central Station (Great Britain)
08/08. London - The Underworld (Great Britain)
08/09. Bristol - The Fleece (Great Britain)
08/10. Ieper - Ieper Fest (Belgium)
08/11. Jaromer - Brutal Assault Festival (Czech Republic)
08/12. Wien - Arena (Austria)
08/16. Freiburg - Waldsee (Germany)
08/17. Le Locle - Rock Altidude Festival (Switzerland)
08/18. Lüdinghausen - Area 4 Festival (Germany)
08/19. Groß Pößna (bei Leipzig) - Highfield Festival (Germany)
08/21 Aachen - Musikbunker (Germany)
08/22. Montbeliard - Atelier Des Moles (France)
08/23. Montpellier - Secret Place (France)
08/24. Corsept - Couvre Feu (France)
08/25. Charleville Mezieres - Cabaret Vert (France)
H2O and 7 SECONDS TO PLAY FREE SHOW IN BROOKLYN,NY JULY 12th
H2O EUROPE TOUR DATES 2012
H2O European Tour dates for the summer 2012 are listed below. Visit the M.A.D. Tourbooking website for more details, added dates, changes etc.
06/15. Sulingen - Reload Festival (Germany)
06/16. Köln - Underground (Germany)
06/17. Clisson - Hellfest (France)
06/18. Moscow - Plan B (Russia)
06/19. St. Petersburg - Orlandia (Russia)
06/20. Dornbirn - Kulturcafe Schlachthaus (Austria)
06/21. Monza - Troublefestival (Italy)
06/22. Stuttgart - JUHA West (Germany)
06/23. Trier - Summerblast (Germany)
06/24. Dessel - Graspop Metal Meeting (Belgium)
07/06. Hradec Králové - Rock For People Festival (Czech Republic)
07/07. Lauter - Schatulle (Germany)
07/08. Roskilde - Roskilde Festival (Denmark)
07/09. Berlin - Magnet (Germany)
07/10. Weinheim - Café Central (Germany)
08/02. Viveiro - Resurrection Festival (Spain)
08/03. Lierop - Nirvana's Tuinfest (Netherlands)
08/04. Antwerpen - Trix (Belgium)
08/05. Kent - Hevy Fest (Great Britain)
08/08. Kassel - Kulturfabrik (Germany)
09/09. Olbia (Sardinia) - Devils Kiss Open Air (Italy)
08/10. Villmar - Tells Bells Festival (Germany)
CHECK OUT ABJECT DEAL 28!
NY's own Abject have a pretty cool You Tube page up and running with various rants, opinions, and even interviews done by their singer Jamie Hamma. Abject Deal #28 gives us part 1 of an interview with the one and only Tony Pradlick who was a major force in Record Store history in the Westchester NY area. Tony was behind Rockin' Rex Records which was a major supporter of the In Effect printed version back in the day. Tony opened my eyes to alot of bands that I would never have heard about otherwise. Abject play out constantly and have a damn good CD out titled "Try Again". Pick it up, like 'em on Facebook and check out their You Tube page as well. Support the bands kids! http://www.facebook.com/Abject.NYC