Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Overcast was an amazing early 90's metalcore band from Boston, Massachusetts fronted by Brian Fair from the more popular band Shadows Fall. In the 7 years that they played they released a few 7" records and 3 full lengths with the last one (Reborn to Kill Again, 2008) being a re-release of old tracks and two unrecorded songs.
They briefly reunited in 2006 at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival and announced the release of Reborn to Kill Again. Even more recently they reunited once again at This Is Hardcore 2014 where I heard their music for the first time and was instantly blown away. Knowing nothing about Overcast I curiously asked my friend what the vocalist of Shadows Fall was doing up on stage during sound check. The room was full and they really set it off making it my favorite set of this years fest. During their set they announced another release of their discography coming out on Bullet Tooth titled "Only Death is Smiling" which will feature 45 tracks across 3 CD's and is speculated to be released in the fall or late 2014. This is a collection of their 7" and 12" releases along with some splits and a live set.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Still a classic almost 25 years later, No Spiritual Surrender left a huge footprint on hardcore music. Orange County's Inside Out released this in 1990 only to break up a year later, but some of the songs they wrote for an upcoming release turned into Zack de la Rocha's new band Rage Against the Machine. No Spiritual Surrender is an essential record in your music collection.
This year at This Is Hardcore Fest, a band called Hounds of Hate covered Burning Fight.
Uppercut was a NYHC band from the Bronx during the late 80's and early 90's. I just listened to this for the first time the other day and was wondering why I haven't heard of them sooner. They sound very similar to Outburst and Breakdown, and the guitarist has also played for bands like Side by Side and Judge.
Straight Edge Youth Crew band from Boston, Ten Yard Fight followed up their demo with a 1995 release of Hardcore Pride on the Big Wheel Recreation label. Their last show on October 17th, 1999 has been dubbed National Edge Day and has been celebrated every year since. The show also featured Bane, In My Eyes, Reach the Sky, and Floorpunch.
Monday, September 29, 2014
Two of the biggest bands from the current Shore Style 2014 roster are
putting together a split on Bad Rep Records and Mass Movement. If you
don't already know that these bands rule then educate yourself and pre-order
this split. Blind Justice played two new songs at the Old Wounds record
release show at the Meatlocker, and they ripped!
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Well I didn't expect to write a third post tonight, but I have a true gem here.
Wadge is a Canadian grindcore band who write songs about Hawaii. Their
blend of grindcore, thrash, d-beat, crust, punk, surf punk, and hardcore is a
truly difficult feat that Wadge has accomplished. Not that anyone else is
competing for that title. I feel like this is the greatest thing in the world.
90's metalcore inspired 5 piece from Long Island, Jukai released
their second tape on the greatest label on the planet RTF Records.
These guys play some truly awesome and heavy music and they deserve
every bit of recognition they get. Check them out soon on a Long Island
Hardcore Compilation coming out in early 2015 too.
Help the band and RTF Records out and buy the tape.
Sunday, August 31, 2014
The extremely anticipated record by the all grown up Code Orange
Kids, I Am King is finally here. I slept on this band and didn't get into
them until I saw their set at This Is Hardcore where they blew me the fuck
away. Don't make the same mistake I did and have a listen and then order it.
This record is going to set trends.