IN EFFECT HARDCORE SHIRTS AVAILABLE NOW!
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JANUARY 22, 2014
INTERVIEW WITH RICH FIE OF QUEENS NY'S CAUGHT IN A TRAP
NEW ALBUM "GOODNIGHT NEW YORK" DUE OUT JANUARY 28TH
ABJECT! CALLS IT QUITS
Unfortunately NY’s Abject! have called it quits after an almost 3 year run. The band still has their “Ugly On The Inside” album recorded and on the way in or around late March via Dead City Records and let’s hope that still happens as it is their best work to date. In the meantime you can get more details on the split via a letter that singer Jamie Hamma recently posted. (Click on the band photo to read it).
JANUARY 16, 2014
TERROR RELEASES NEW VIDEO FOR "HARD LESSONS" OFF OF THEIR "LIVE BY THE CODE" ALBUM
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R.I.P. JOHN BARLOW: SINGER FOR PA'S ANIMALHAUS
This is the second update in a row with the passing of someone in the hardcore scene which is really sad. John passed on January 6th and was only 30 years old. There will be a benefit show at Club Reverb in Reading, PA on February 1st, with all proceeds going to John’s son. RIP John.
ROTTING OUT STARTS 6 COUNTRY, 12 SHOW SOUTH AMERICAN TOUR JANUARY 21ST
BRAZIL, ARGENTINA, CHILE, ECUADOR, COLOMBIA, PANAMA
...FOLLOWED BY "THE WRONG WAY" TOUR STARTING FEBRUARY 21ST IN THE U.S.
NEW STRIFE, EXPIRE & TURNSTILE SHIRTS BY "LIVE SHOT CHARITY TEES" AVAILABLE NOW
Strife, Turnstile and Expire are all part of the 10th series of charity t-shirts by Live Shot Charity Tees which is a collaboration between Cold Cuts Merch and Wass Photography and various bands from all over the hardcore scene. As with previous series’ in the past the bands choose where the money will be donated and this time around Strife chose to donate to Hope For Paws which is a non-profit animal rescue organization based in Los Angeles. Turnstile’s will go to two different causes, the first of which is to a friend who has a rare form of Leukemia, and the second is to a band member’s sister who is going to Honduras to help build a school for underprivileged children. Expire’s will go to the Wisconsin Humane Society. 100% of all proceeds go to the listed charities and January 31st is the deadline to order these limited one time prints. For more detailed info please visit their sites.
PISSED OFF RADIO 72 BAND COMPILATION TO BENEFIT ST. JUDES CHILDRENS RESEARCH HOSPITAL OUT NOW
Pissed Off Radio Underground Compilation Volume 1 is the work of Ken Kelleher who runs the Pissed Off Radio show. This digital only comp features 72 bands for only 10 bucks and includes songs from: Walk The Plank, Abject, Manipulate, Manalive, Zombie Fight, Vexed, Blackout Shoppers, On The Offense, Supreme Commander, Suspect Device and more with all proceeds going to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. For more information click on the above image.
JANUARY 6, 2014
STATEN ISLAND NY'S VICE RELEASE NEW VIDEO FOR "SINCE BIRTH"
JANUARY 3, 2014
INTERVIEW WITH STRIFE GUITARIST ANDREW KLINE
R.I.P. CARL "THE MOSHER" WHO FRONTED SUCH NYHC BANDS AS DYNAMO, THE ICEMEN, & UNDERDOG
Sad news to report from last week as Carl "The Mosher” or sometimes just “Carl Mosher” who fronted such NYHC bands as Dynamo, The Icemen, and Underdog passed away on December 27th at the age of just 43 according to an obituary page. "The Mosher" name stuck to Carl as the pit was where you would find him. Not a ton of people are remembered for their moshing capabilities unless they were there to wreck people but Carl was different and will be remembered as a stand out in that he just had a coolness to him whether moshing it up at a CB's matinee, stage diving or fronting one of the previously mentioned bands. To me Carl's best contribution to the NYHC scene was with The Icemen who put out their often overlooked 4 song EP back in 2001 on Blackout Records. The Icemen were one of those bands who fell through the cracks and never got the recognition that they deserved in my opinion. Many people have posted recently about Carl's passing but the one that stood out the most to me was this one from Brett Beach who used to put out Hardware Zine and is now a contributor to this site as well.
Here is what Brett had to say... “Carl Mosher... can't believe it. I have a few stories about him. When Dynamo was playing CB's once he asked if anyone wanted a free 7". Standing right up front I raised my hand. He bends over and says into my ear, "Mosh for it." and they start a song, so I had to bust it out. I guess I lived up to his standards, because he gave me the 7" after the song.” RIP Carl. Check out some Icemen by clicking the photo above. ALL photos above by: Ken Salerno, Graphics by: Bas Spierings.
SOME UNCIRCULATED JUDGE PHOTOS FROM 2013 COURTESY OF BOSSMAN @gardensk8
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NEW MUSIC ON THE WAY FOR EARLY 2014
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Here are some upcoming releases that we found out about that are all due out soon.
Sweden’s Morbultad have put out a video teaser to their new 6 song EP which will be out in early February. Morbultad have also recorded another song which will be part of a split 7” with Prayer For Desolation in March.
Beardown from Siegen, Germany have a 5 song EP coming out on January 17th titled “57 Borderland”. You can check out a teaser video for the track “Misunderstood” below. Beardown started in 2012 and released a demo previous to this new release.
SECONDS OF PEACE (Germany)
Cologne, Germany’s Seconds Of Peace have a new EP titled “Hangin’ To The Tunes of Doom” out soon with a teaser video as well as some Bandcamp songs to check out leading up to its release.
AND...MORE NEW MUSIC TO LOOK OUT FOR
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THE ENEMY WITHIN (Boston, USA)
Boston’s The Enemy Within have a new 8 song EP available via Bandcamp after a label they were working with apparently backed out. The new EP is $7 via their Bandcamp page with money going to make the physical versions which the band says they will get to you for free if you download the new EP.
N.O.F.E. (Cali, Columbia)
Cali, Columbia’s N.O.F.E. have given us a new single “Conviccion Hardcore” taken from their upcoming album titled “Hecho En Columbia”. The 9 song full length is due to come out in February.
LIFE FOR A LIFE (CA, USA)
Palmdale California’s Life For A Life have signed up with NY’s Innerstrength Records and plan to have a 7”/CD/EP with them in 2014. Life For A Life has 2 EP’s to date including the 4 song “The Otherside” which hit their Bandcamp page on December 17th and is also available through Outlast Records. Look out for Life For A Life on an East Coast tour with NY’s Vice starting on February 26th in Staten Island and ending on March 9th in Baltimore.
I SCREAM RECORDS TO REISSUE MURPHYS LAW COMPLETE DISCOGRAPHY
I Scream Records will be reissuing the complete Murphy’s Law discography in 2014 starting off with the self-titled Murphy’s Law debut album that came out way back in 1986. This release will come out on January 21st and like all of the reissues will come out in all formats. 5 weeks prior to each reissue there will be special pre-orders that will include limited color run vinyl and exclusive merchandise designs. After the January 21st kickoff the remainder of the releases is as follows: “Back With A Bong” February 18th, “The Best Of Times” March 18th, “Dedicated” April 15th, and “The Party’s Over” May 13th. Go to I Screams site for more info.
DECEMBER 22, 2013
HARDCORE 2013... WHAT THE FUCK JUST HAPPENED?
IN EFFECT'S LOOK BACK AT THE BEST THE YEAR HAD TO OFFER
DECEMBER 17, 2013
A BRAND NEW INTERVIEW WITH JOE SONGCO OF NYHC LEGENDS OUTBURST
GERMANY'S LOOK MY WAY RELEASE NEW VIDEO FOR 'PROTECT WHAT'S MINE"
CLEARXPATH FROM THE NETHERLANDS RELEASE VIDEO FOR "DEVIL'S POCKETS"
KIDS INSANE RELEASE NEW 6 SONG EP "FRUSTRATED"
Everyone’s favorite hardcore band from Israel, Kids Insane have just released their new 6 song EP titled “Frustrated” via i-Tunes, Amazon, and Spotify with a 7” vinyl version on the way in just a few weeks via Goodwill and Take It Back Records. You can stream the EP now by clicking on the band photo above.
PIECE BY PIECE'S NEW EP "PRIMATIVE AS FUCK" OUT NOW!
The new Piece By Piece 8 song EP titled “Primitive As Fuck” came out today December 17th via Sold Bond Records. You can hear the track “You’re The Enemy” via the Bandcamp link below. You can download the EP via i-Tunes, Amazon, and Spotify or order the vinyl version through Solid Bond.
AUSTRALIA'S IRON MIND STREAM NEW TRACKS OFF OF NEW ALBUM DUE OUT IN JANUARY
Australia’s Iron Mind will have a new 10 song album out on Resist Records in early January with the US’ Flatspot Records handling the US versions. Flatspot has two new tracks off of this album titled “Divide” and “Praise” streaming now which you can listen to now by clicking on the photo above.
SOUTH FLORIDA'S SIXTH BOROUGH RADIO SHOW RECENT UPDATES:
INTERVIEWS WITH OLD HABITS, MAXIMUM PENALTY, & IN EFFECT HARDCORE
The Sixth Borough Radio Show has had a few updates over the past week or so including new updates that feature Billy Hart from South Florida’s Old Habits, Jimmy Williams from Maximum Penalty and me, Chris from In Effect. The show has now produced 61 episodes and plays songs in between interviews and is a good listen. The shows are all archived and are available 24/7 from your computer. Click on their logo above to listen!
COURTESY OF JC PHOTO & MEDIA "GORILLA BISCUITS" PERFORMING "NEW DIRECTION" AT THE 2011
BNB BOWL AT NYC'S WEBSTER HALL (click to watch)
DECEMBER 8, 2013
READ UP ON ZERO PROGRESS' WEEKEND TRIP TO TORONTO WHERE THEY PLAYED THE NOT DEAD YET FEST COURTESY OF THEIR LEAD SINGER MATT "THE CHAMP" SAINCOME
FRESH BLOOD PAGE UPDATED WITH RHODE ISLAND'S HELD HOSTAGE
DECEMBER 1, 2013
INTERVIEW WITH BACKTRACK GUITARIST RICKY SINGH
NEW ALBUM "LOST IN LIFE" OUT JANUARY 14TH ON BRIDGE NINE RECORDS
FRESH BLOOD PAGE UPDATED WITH NY'S MANIPULATE
NO REDEEMING SOCIAL VALUE RELEASE NEW TRACK "THE PUNK ROCK WEDDING SONG"
No Redeeming Social Value have unveiled a new song titled “The Punk Rock Wedding Song” which they wrote for some friends who were getting hitched in Japan. Check it out by clicking on their photo above.
ENTER THE NU BREED TOUR WITH HEADLINERS MADBALL KICKS OFF DECEMBER 5TH IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC
The “Enter The Nu Breed” tour which features headliners Madball kicks off this Thursday December 5th in Prague, Czech Republic and runs through December 15th in Austria. Also playing are Deez Nuts from Australia, Your Demise from the UK, and Germany’s Nasty. Check out a short promo clip for this Euro tour made by NNC Hardcore by clicking on the tour poster above.
MAD JOE & RICHIE KRUTCH OF WISDOM IN CHAINS RELEASE FIRST EDITION OF THEIR NEW
"THE POST AMERICA PODCAST"
Be on the lookout for the brand spanking new “The Post America Podcast” brought to you by Joe and Richie from Wisdom In Chains. Their first podcast which runs just a little over 2 hours featured “Stickman” from Fury Of 5 and was recorded at the Sarah Street Grill in Stroudsburgh, PA.
NY'S LAMENT RELEASE NEW TRACK "MANNEQUINS"
NY’s Lament who formed in 1990 and disbanded in 1995 made a comeback this past summer with a promise of recording new material. They just released a new demo track titled “Mannequins” which highlights the bands post hardcore sound. You may also recognize their guitar player Joe Affe who is the guitarist for Maximum Penalty.