FEBRUARY 13, 2016
A NEW FEATURE ON KORTRIJK, BELGIUM'S SUNDAYS IS UP NOW ON OUR FRESH BLOOD PAGE
Black ‘N Blue Bowl 2016 is starting to gear up and this past Tuesday night on the Black ‘N Blue Takeover Radio Show they announced some of the bands who will take part in the 2016 edition which will take place the weekend of May 14th at Webster Hall in NYC. The bands who were announced were Regulate, Rhythm Of Fear, Blind Justice, Billy Club Sandwich, Rykers, The Adolescents, and Madball who will be performing their “Demonstrating My Style” album from 1996 in its entirety. Click the image to the right to watch the bands being announced. Tune in to the show on Tuesday nights at 6pm EST to get more info and band lineups as they are announced. Click HERE to find the show online.
Sick Of It All is currently working on a release to coincide with their 30th anniversary as a band. Click HERE for their videos page to catch a short clip of Armand laying down some drums. SOIA hits Europe starting March 3rd running through the 20th.
Sweden’s Mörbultad have put out a lyric video with a twist as it is a cover of H2O’s “What Happened” sung in Swedish. Check it out HERE.
Blackout Records and Sheer Terror are working on a re-issue called “The Bulldog Box” which will feature the band’s Blackout Records releases and more remastered and pressed onto limited edition vinyl. Included will be “Just Can’t hate Enough”, “Thanks Fer Nuthin”, “Old, New, Borrowed & Blue” (Expanded), “Unheard Unloved” (Alternate versions), and “No Grounds For Pity” which are demo tracks that have never been released on vinyl. There will be various options when pre-orders become available including packages with posters, others with t-shirts etc. Famed NYHC artist Sean Taggart will have artwork included in the Bulldog Box as well. Click HERE for the Blackout Records page to keep an eye out for this release.
Dead City Records has digitally released the entire catalog of the now defunct NY band Shell Shock which includes 4 releases in all. Click HERE for more info.
Truth And Rights are currently working on new music following up on their 2010 release which was a 3 song EP on Six Feet Under Records. The band has Leeway’s Eddie Sutton on vocals, Zak Thorne, guitar, Rey Fonseca, guitar, John Doherty, bass and Dim-Rock on drums who used to be in Crown Of Thronz, Skarhead, and Coldfront. The other members outside of Eddie are all original members of Agents Of Man. Look for a new track to make its debut on an upcoming episode of the Black ‘N Blue Takeover as well as the band to start playing out more after some inactivity. You can listen to the track “B.O.L.O.” from that 2010 EP by clicking HERE.
FEBRUARY 6, 2016
SAN DIEGO'S MIZERY TEAM UP WITH FLATSPOT RECORDS FOR THEIR DEBUT FULL LENGTH IN 2016
WE CATCH UP WITH THEIR FRONTMAN JOSE TO GO OVER THE PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE OF MIZERY
SWEDEN'S MORBULTAD & IN EFFECT HARDCORE BRING YOU THE WORLD PREMIER OF THEIR NEW TRACK "AUTOIDIOT" OFF OF THEIR NEW ALBUM DUE OUT FEBRUARY 12TH
CLICK PHOTO TO HEAR "AUTOIDIOT"
Sweden’s Morbultad have a new album out on February 12th titled "När Broar Bränns" which translates to “when bridges are burned” in English. This is their first full length after releasing 3 EP’s since their start in 2013. The album was recorded and mixed in their rehearsal space as well as in their guitarist’s bedroom. The band is a total DIY operation with a heavy NYHC influence. Biohazard, Sick of It All and Madball are all favorites of the band and elements of each can be heard within their music. In Effect Hardcore is proud to present to you the world premier of the track “Autoidiot” off of their upcoming album. After the release date the album will be available on their website as a free stream AND download as well. Click the band photo above to hear the new track “Autoidiot”.
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The Sound & Fury Festival will make its return in 2016 on June 10th and 11th at the Regent Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. 22 bands have already been announced with more to follow when they drop more names on February 29th. Tickets are on sale now. The website for this year’s shows and after shows are really on point with tons of info about hotels in the area, transportation, parking, vendors and just about anything else you can think of. To see this and a list of the bands already announced click the photo to the left.
Italy’s Strength Approach have a new album coming out in April titled “Over The Edge”. Recording for the album has just wrapped up in their hometown of Rome and they even had Mitts from Madball come in to take care of things on the production side. Destroy Your World will put out the vinyl with Pennsylvania’s FastBreak! Records putting out the CD version. 2016 also marks Strength Approach’s 20th year.
Back by popular demand are some old Outburst designs on shirts and hoodies. These are up now at Cold Cuts Merch now as a pre-order with shipping scheduled for the week of February 15th. Click HERE for more info.
Expire are working on their 3rd full length which will come out later this year on Bridge Nine Records. The band has collaborated with B9 to also release their first 2 EP’s as well as an old compilation track from America’s Hardcore Volume 2. This release which is available now on vinyl is titled “Old Songs”. CD and cassette versions of “Old Songs” will be available within the next few weeks. Click HERE for more info.
Bridge Nine will also be putting out the new 4 song EP from Cross Me titled “Forever Cursed” which is due out on March 11th. Pre-orders are available now by clicking HERE. You can also check out the video for the new track “Numb” which will be one of the new 4 songs off of the “Forever Cursed” EP. Click on the EP’s cover to the right to watch the video.
Cro-Mags frontman John Joseph announced on Thursday that Bloodclot have signed on with Metal Blade Records and will have a record coming out in 2016. Who is in Bloodclot you ask? The lineup is as follows: John Joseph (vocals) Todd Youth (guitars) Joey Castillo (drums) and Phil Caivano (bass). A Facebook page is up for the band now as well. Click the blue hyperlink above to check them out.
Out Live Death from Long Island, NY recently had some lineup changes as they welcome in new drummer (Paulie Wozniak from Buying Time) and new bassist (Paul Brinkmann from NoFace and Silent Majority). They also signed a deal with Klabautermann Records out of the Netherlands. Up next is a 4 song split 7 inch with Held Hostage, Selfish Hate, and Dog Track followed by a 4 or 5 song 7 inch with all new Out Live Death songs in the spring.
JANUARY 23, 2016
A NEW INTERVIEW WITH DAN SEELY, FRONTMAN FOR LONG ISLAND, NY'S KING NINE
“We are not trying to write a negative record to show people that we are this angry band or tough guys. It's not any of that bullshit. It's just how all of us in the band see things.”
CHECK OUT THE BRAND NEW TRAILER FOR THE NEW BREED DOCUMENTARY
The New Breed Documentary chronicles the 1989 NYHC tape compilation. Featuring interviews with members of bands that played on the compilation as well as fanzine editors and record label heads from that seminal time period. There will be screenings in NYC, starting in March, as well as throughout the country. The documentary will be available in VHS(!) & DVD formats as well as online. Click HERE to follow them on Facebook.
Look up the #newbreeddocumentary hashtag on Instagram as well! Click the graphic above to watch the trailer.
The NYHC Chronicles is an upcoming film which is being directed by Drew Stone. Last January we got a short trailer giving us a glimpse of what the movie is about and today Drew and crew dropped a second trailer. Click HERE to watch the trailer and click HERE to stay up to date with announcements about the film as well as always great posts about the NYHC scene past and present.
Long Island, NY's Silent Majority may be coming back to play a couple of NY area reunion shows in 2016.
AND… check out the new/odd SODA & HARDCORE page on Instagram!
JANUARY 16, 2016
PSO ARE 4 SKATEBOARDING, PUNK ROCK PLAYING BROTHERS OUT OF LEMON GROVE, CALIFORNIA. THEY ROCK. WE DID AN INTERVIEW WITH THEM. CHECK IT OUT BY CLICKING THE PHOTO!
MANIPULATE TO RELEASE NEW 6 SONG EP "BECOMING MADNESS" FEBRUARY 12TH ON FLATSPOT RECORDS. CHECK OUT THE NEW TRACK "MANIPULATE" NOW
NY’s Manipulate will be releasing a new 6 song EP titled “Becoming Madness” on February 12th. The release will be available through Flatspot Records with pre-orders available now by clicking HERE. The band previously released a 4 song demo in September of 2013 and were featured on this sites FRESH BLOOD page in December of that same year. Check out that 2013 feature we did by clicking the band photo above. You can also hear a new track from the "Becoming Madness" EP titled "Manipulate by clicking HERE. Band photo by: Jammi York.
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As we told you back in November Pissed Off Radio was putting together a 3rd charity compilation… this time to help the “Pink Ink Fund” which provides tattoos over the scars of mastectomy patients, and offers support and outreach for breast cancer patients. That online compilation is now available and features 65 songs in all for just 10 bucks. Go HERE to buy the compilation or donate to the cause. An email will then be sent to you with the download. To see a list of the bands that are included on the compilation go HERE and don’t forget to check out Pissed Off Radio live on Sunday mornings at 10am EST and if you can’t listen at that time they archive all of their old episodes which can be heard 24/7.
Milwaukee’s Cross Me will have their debut Bridge 9 Records release “Forever Cursed” out on March 11th. The new 4 song EP will come out about a month after Cross Me finishes up a 3 week US tour that sees them hitting the East Coast with Eternal Sleep and later dates in the South with Survival Method. The tour kicks off January15th in Columbus, OH and ends at the Midwest Blood Fest on February 5th in New Albany, IN. Click HERE for dates and click HERE to watch a 15 second teaser for the new EP.
No Redeeming Social Value have a new website that they just launched to start the new year with an updated clean look that has free music, videos, an NRSV blog, fresh new photo albums, a new merch store including new designs and will also soon have a NRSV podcast. You can also catch No Redeeming on Pandora, Last FM, Soundcloud and Spotify. The band is currently writing new material which we should see at some point in 2016 which is now their 26th year together as a band. Click HERE to check out the new site.
FYA Fest went down on January 2nd and 3rd at The Orpheum in Tampa, FL. The Rival Mob played the Saturday show and from that came this really cool multi-camera live video from Cameron Nunez which runs 25 minutes long.
Click HERE to check it out.
Hatebreed’s new album which is still being recorded now has an official title which is “The Concrete Confessional” which should see a spring release on Nuclear Blast.
This year’s annual 3 day Rainfest in Seattle Washington will run from May 27th through the 29th and will be the LAST Rainfest in its 10 year history. This year’s lineup includes 108, Blacklisted, Burn, Terror, Trapped Under Ice and a ton more. Go HERE for more info.
Rebellion Tour 7 is in the works and should have finalized dates posted soon. This annual Euro tour will feature Madball, Rykers, Crown Of Thornz, Knuckledust, and Last Hope for the 2016 edition.
While We Wait is a new band featuring Matt Warnke from Crippled Youth/Bold and Andy Guida from Altercation, Supertouch, and Absolution. They have released a 3 song EP on Wardance Records which came out on January 5th. You can order a vinyl version of the EP by clicking HERE and you can also download it off of i-Tunes for just 3 bucks. Check out the review Core Junkie gave it over at our REVIEWS page.
Rest In Peace to two people from the hardcore scene who I didn’t know but from the outpouring of love and support will be sorely missed by many. Robert McAllister who was a mainstay in Long Island bands like Iron Chic and Capital and Keith Brooks from Boston who was a scene mainstay and booked shows there both passed this week. Many kind words and memories came about this week about these two and the underground music scene will miss you both. R.I.P.
JANUARY 2, 2016
16 NEW FANZINES AND BOOKS REVIEWED IN THIS LATEST INSTALLMENT THAT SHOWCASES OUR LOVE OF THE DIY FANZINE. ARTWORK BY: PHECK1
3 NEW ALBUMS TO KEEP AN EYE ON IN EARLY 2016
Germany’s World Eater who did an interview with us awhile back are currently working on the follow up to their 2013 album “Wormfeast”. Their new album will have 17 new songs and is titled “The Path”. Germany’s Farewell Records will release this album which is on course for a March release. World Eater lean heavily on their love for NYHC and their last album had a modern day “Victim In Pain” Agnostic Front vibe to it. Check out their track “Calling You Out” and 4 others from that last album to hear what we are talking about!
Ignite’s new album “A War Against You” is due out in less than a week on January 8th. The album features 14 tracks and absolutely shreds. Click HERE to hear the track “A War Against You”. Their official band page also features 3 short clips that you can watch surrounding the making of their new album. January 8th also sees them play their record release show with Death By Stereo at The Roxy in West Hollywood followed up the next night by a show in San Diego. A few days later they head to Europe for the majority of the month, most of which will be headlining the 2016 Persistence Tour with Terror, H2O, Iron Reagan, Twitching Tongues, Wisdom In Chains and Risk It.
San Diego’s Castoff who were featured on our Fresh Blood page a few months back are currently working on the follow up to their 2014 EP “Lines And Passages”. Their new album titled “First Step To Recovery” which is due out in early 2016 will have 10 tracks which were recorded at Screaming Leopard Studios in Hermosa Beach, CA. Bird Attack Records will handle the US release with Morning Wood Records handling the European release. Castoff play that classic Cali sounding skatepunk style but throw some hardcore influences in as well to give them a bit more of an edge. Check out their Bandcamp page to check out their last EP which came out last April.
WISDOM IN CHAINS RELEASE NEW VIDEO FOR "VIOLENT AMERICANS"
BUFFALO'S MODERN PROBLEMS FRONTMAN RELOCATED TO CALIFORNIA AND ACTIVELY LOOKING FOR BAND MEMBERS TO RESTART BAND IN NORTH BAY AREA
Frontman Jeremy Smith from Buffalo's Modern Problems has relocated to the North Bay area of California and is looking for musicians to restart Modern Problems on the West Coast. The band (who started in 2014) have a few releases out that you can check out via their Bandcamp page. Not Like You Records will release a vinyl LP with the majority of Modern Problems' recorded material in January titled "Foolish Times". Pre-orders are available HERE.
Contact Jeremy at: ModernProblemsxxx@gmail.com
Blast Furnace Productions is holding a benefit show on February 27th at the Lucky13 Saloon in Brooklyn, NY. All proceeds from this show will go to the Purple Heart Foundation which helps US veterans. Murphy’s Law, Inhuman, Enrage, Reason Enough, Ache, Low Road, A Breed Apart, Agitator, Enziguri, Full Scale Riot, DTL, No Fucking Chance, Truth In Needles and Swamp are all scheduled to play. Check out the promo video HERE.
DECEMBER 26, 2015
IN EFFECT'S ANNUAL LOOK BACK AT THE YEAR IN HARDCORE IN PHOTOS AND WORDS. TOP ALBUMS, VIDEOS, NEWS, PLAYLIST AND HAPPENINGS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
WORLD BE FREE RELEASE NEW TRACK "BREAKOUT OR BUSTED" AHEAD OF THEIR DEBUT ALBUM "THE ANTI CIRCLE" OUT THIS FEBRUARY ON REVELATION RECORDS
World Be Free who we featured a few weeks back have released a second new song in advance of their upcoming Revelation Records full length “The Anti Circle” which is due out in February. The track is titled “Breakout Or Busted”. If you don’t know the name World Be Free yet catch up on them with our article that we put out on November 24th by clicking HERE. You will be glad you did! Click image above to check out the new track.
All For Nothing from The Netherlands are once again heading back to Asia on January 7th to do another Asian tour. The tour runs through January 23rd with visits in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, The Philippines, Hong Kong, and China. Click HERE for more info and dates.
DECEMBER 6, 2015
BL'AST IS BACK AND WE CAUGHT UP WITH THEIR GUITARIST MIKE NEIDER TO ASK HIM SOME OF THE USUAL AND NOT SO USUAL QUESTIONS IN THIS NEW 20 QUESTIONS WITH PIECE
HAPPY 60TH BIRTHDAY TO VINNIE STIGMA!
ON DECEMBER 3RD AGNOSTIC FRONT PLAYED ST VITUS IN BROOKLYN, NY AND
ALSO CELEBRATED THE BIRTHDAY OF "THE GODFATHER OF HARDCORE" VINNIE STIGMA
PHOTOS BY: STEVEN J. MESSINA (CLICK COLLAGE BELOW)
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NY'S POINT BLANK CURRENTLY IN THE STUDIO RECORDING FOR NEW EP ON NOT LIKE YOU RECORDS
The NY Point Blank are currently in the studio working on a new 6 song EP that again will be on Not Like You Records with an expected release in the fall of 2016. Not Like You Records recently took the Point Blank demo and pressed it on to 7” vinyl with a real high end look to it. Worth a check if you like you some old school NYHC style. Look for more Point Blank comin’ at ya in 2016 with more shows in the works first at Otto’s Shrunken Head in NYC on Saturday December 12th and again on January 16th in Salem, MA at Koto’s. Click on their photo for more info!
Hatebreed are currently in the studio recording a new full length which is due out in the spring of 2016. The band who was already working with Nuclear Blast in Europe has now broadened their relationship with the label who will now also be handling the North American release of the upcoming album.
Indecision guitarist Rachel Rosen has started up a company called Caninus Custom Dog Apparel. They make dog collars and leashes that will have band logos on them. First up is Madball. Follow the link below for more info.
NOVEMBER 24, 2015
A QUICK LOOK AT WORLD BE FREE WHO WILL HAVE THEIR DEBUT ALBUM OUT IN FEBRUARY 2016 ON REVELATION RECORDS FEATURING CURRENT AND EX-MEMBERS OF TERROR, STRIFE, JUDGE, UNDERDOG, YOUTH OF TODAY, TOKEN ENTRY, GORILLA BISCUITS, AND MORE!
GET YOUR BAND ON THE NEXT PISSED OFF RADIO CHARITY COMPILATION
TO HELP BREAST CANCER PATIENTS! DEADLINE DECEMBER 1ST!
Ken from Pissed Off Radio is compiling another charity compilation and is looking for submissions. The charity is “Pink Ink Fund”, which provides tattoos over the scars of mastectomy patients, and offers support and outreach for breast cancer patients. He is looking for hardcore, punk, metal and anything in between. Bands should submit one song of their choice, plus any info for the notes, by December 1st if possible, to Porcomp@gmail.com
The first two compilations Ken did were both very successful, raising over $3000 combined for St Jude and Teal Walk. Any questions can go to the same e-mail or www.facebook.com/pissedoffradio
Tune in LIVE on Thursday nights (EST) to hear what all the fuss is about. Click the baner above to find out more!
LIVING LASER DROP KILLER NEW 3 SONG EP "TIMELESS TRUE BLUE"
PHOTO BY: PN PHOTOGRAPHY
New York’s Living Laser are back with yet another new release. “Timeless True Blue” is a 3 song EP which is currently available as a cassette through Frequency Deleted Records or online via stream. Living Laser show once again how to hit at high speeds and break into neck snapping grooves at the drop of a hat. Students of Bad Brains, Cro-Mags, Leeway, Burn and 108 take note! Click above for band page, click below to listen to "Timeless True Blue".
NOVEMBER 17, 2015
A NEW INTERVIEW WITH NIGHT BIRDS FRONTMAN BRIAN GORSEGNER
IN EFFECT'S FRESH BLOOD PAGE UPDATED WITH A LOOK AT ENZIGURI FROM THE BRONX, NY
EMP's PERSISTENCE TOUR OFFICIAL TRAILER
10 DATE TOUR KICKS OFF JANUARY 14TH IN GERMANY WITH IGNITE, TERROR, H2O, IRON REAGAN,
TWITCHING TONGUES, WISDOM IN CHAINS, AND RISK IT!
RISK IT! DEBUT NEW TRACK "GETTING LOW" OFF OF UPCOMING LP DUE OUT IN DECEMBER
Dutch hardcore band Risk It! have released a preview track titled “Getting Low” off of their upcoming LP titled “Cross To Bear”. The new album should be out in December on Farewell Records. Check out their band page to see their show dates which is in the middle of a two month run ending with them being part of the Persistence Tour which kicks off in Germany on January 14th.
ONE LESS SCUMBAG RELEASE "EXTERMINATE" TRACK/VIDEO IN RESPONSE
TO PARIS TERROR ATTACKS ON NOVEMBER 13, 2015
POWER TRIP CURRENTLY IN STUDIO RECORDING FOLLOW UP LP TO 2013's "MANIFEST DECIMATION"
Power Trip are currently in the studio recording the follow up to their “Manifest Decimation” album which came out in 2013. The new album which is still untitled will feature 8 songs and will again be released by Southern Lord Recordings. The recording is being done at The Echo Lab in Denton, TX and is being produced by Arthur Rizk and engineered by Matthew Barnhart. Release date still to be determined. Photo by: Gray Muncy
NYC'S BRAIN SLUG TO RELEASE LIMITED CASSETTE TAPE AHEAD OF NEW LP
LISTEN TO NEW TRACK "CHECKMATE" NOW
NYC’s Brain Slug are working on a new LP titled “Live In Power”. A new track from that LP titled “Checkmate” can be heard now by clicking on the photo above. In addition Brain Slug will have a 6 song promo tape available at their show this Friday, November 20th at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn where they will open for Infest, Citizen’s Arrest, and Suburbanite. The promo tape will contain 4 tracks that will appear on the new LP and 2 bonus tracks limited to the cassettes only.
DEVIL IN ME RELEASE NEW TRACK/VIDEO AHEAD ON NEW LP DUE OUT FRIDAY ON IMPERICON
Portugal’s Devil In Me have a new video out and a new album on the way called “Soul Rebel”. The 11 song album drops November 20th on Impericon. The video for the title track is out now and can be watched by clicking above.
BANE 2016 CALENDARS FROM HOLDING THE MOMENT
Got your Bane calendar for 2016 yet? No? Check out photographer Josi Hoffman’s “Holding The Moment” 2016 Bane calendar by clicking the image above. Josi is a very active show photographer (who goes under the Holding The Moment name) based in Germany and these are 100% endorsed by the band but are only available through Holding The Moment with an extremely limited run that is due to ship out in mid to late December. Click above for more info.
YUPPICIDE TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM "REVENGE REGRET REPEAT"
ON DECEMBER 4TH VIA DEAD CITY RECORDS
Yuppicide return with new music on December 4th with their first new full length album since 1995’s “Dead Man Walking” and their first new release since their “American Oblivion” EP which came out in 2012. The new album is titled “Revenge Regret Repeat” and will have 11 tracks. Dead City Records will once again handle US sales with pre-orders available now. Look for Yuppicide on December 13th at the Grand Victory in Brooklyn, NY at their record release show for the new album. Click the photo above for a short album promo.