Posted in music | tour dates | video on May 2, 2008

by Black Bubblegum

Rival Schools

Walter Schriefels' short-lived post-Quicksand project, Rival Schools, have reunited to record some new tunes and lined up a seven date tour of the UK leading up to an appearance at the Hove Festival in Norway. Here's Walter from an interview posted @ RockSound:

"We have got this June tour and we still want to play some shows in the States. Especially if we are writing new songs it would be good to live in them a little onstage before we come to record anything. Whether the album is out first part of the year or spring we are not yet sure but we want to play out with new material to test it all out so expect a few more dates to be announced."
Awesome..... US dates are comin'! Full tour dates, most history and videos below.....

A short wiki history:

Rival Schools were a short-lived post-hardcore band from New York, featuring Walter Schreifels on vocals and guitar; Ian Love on guitar; Cache Tolman on bass guitar; and Sam Siegler on drums.

Formed by Schreifels, frontman of the highly-influential Quicksand, Rival Schools were a hardcore 'supergroup' - its members being alumni of such '80s and '90s hardcore bands as Gorilla Biscuits (Schreifels), CIV (Siegler), Youth of Today (Schreifels and Siegler) and Iceburn (Tolman).

Rival Schools released their only album, United By Fate, in 2001, spawning two music videos (below) before finally breaking up in 2003. I think it's also worth mentioning that Siegler did time in Gorilla Biscuits (at age 12!!!) and played with Judge and Glassjaw as well... so Rival Schools truly was built from hardcore royalty.

Rival Schools - "Good Things" Video

Rival Schools - "Used For Glue" Video

First the Gorilla Biscuits reunion, now this. Howsabout putting one more band back together Walter!

Quicksand - "Dine Alone" video

Quicksand - "Thorn In My Side" video

Tolman's bandmate in Iceburn, Gentry Densley, has a new band with Greg Anderson of sunn 0))) called Ascend.

June 11, 2008 London, UK King's College
June 13, 2008 Donington, UK Download Festival
June 17, 2008 Birmingham, UK Academy II
June 18, 2008 Leeds, UK Cockpit
June 19, 2008 Glasgow, Scotland King Tut's
June 20, 2008 London, UK Radio One Rock Show Session at Maida Vale
June 21, 2008 Portsmouth, UK Wedgewood Rooms
June 25, 2008 Tromøy, Norway Hove Festival



Comments (31)

fucking awesome. saw them years ago in seattle and they killed.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2008 6:15 PM

Fuck Rival Schools.....Bring back JUDGE

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2008 6:23 PM

quicksand r.i.p.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2008 6:48 PM

i was listening to manic compression at the gym and i felt like smashing a baseball bat in someone's face...

i love walter!

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2008 6:50 PM

Rival Schools Reunited By Fate.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2008 6:59 PM

great great band. im assuming ian is back since he really hasnt done jack shit for a couple years now, but i wish they would confirm it. and i really hope they dont sweep that unreleased album of theirs under the rug and just go and make a new album.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2008 7:09 PM

i ask one question- WHY?

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2008 7:51 PM

should do a Qucksand reunion. Slip is a masterpiece.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2008 8:45 PM

Quicksand already reunited. Recorded a couple of songs and broke up again back in 1998. I think that ship has sailed. I belive alan Cage is in 108 and Tom Capone does the occasional hardcore thing (Bold, Cro-mags, FVK) Rival Schools was okay but...

Posted by rinjo njori | May 2, 2008 8:52 PM

Saw Rival Schools at Brownie's (anyone? anyone?), and it was a great show. Rewind a little bit, saw Quicksand at St. Andrew's Hall in Motown, and needless to say 'twas quite good.

Slip > Manic Compression... but both good.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2008 11:15 PM

listening to quicksand makes me want to crush someone's fucking skull. fuckin love it!

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2008 12:44 AM

I really liked that Walking Concert record. When's their turn to reunite?

Posted by J | May 3, 2008 1:16 AM


Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2008 9:19 AM

"listening to quicksand makes me want to crush someone's fucking skull. fuckin love it!"

yeah bro! you should totally do that!

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2008 10:14 AM

Just to throw this out there, CIV was the worst band ever.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2008 11:29 AM

holy fuck YES! walter = god.

Posted by redboy | May 3, 2008 12:22 PM

CIV was AWESOME!!! Are you crazy? It was fun for the time.

ps - saw Gorilla Biscuits last year.....great!!!

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2008 1:34 PM

This is the best news I've heard all year

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2008 3:01 PM


Posted by CN | May 3, 2008 6:19 PM

I saw Gorilla Biscuits last year too. I'm not crazy, CIV were terrible.

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2008 8:26 AM

oh, wally. you make me retardedly happy.

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2008 2:11 PM

man this band sucked. bland alt-rock. sweet. pretty creed-esque.

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2008 9:08 PM

Yeah. It is hard to distinguish between Creed and Rival Schools. You're so right.

Posted by CN | May 4, 2008 10:08 PM

now you're on your way now once you set your goals

set your goals

Posted by anthony civarelli | May 5, 2008 10:34 AM

It's about time!! I still listen to Rival Schools and Quicksand all the time, both give me such a rush. Walking Concert was pretty tuneful as well. Ok, pretty much anything Walter is gold, baby!

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2008 11:06 AM

Gorilla Biscuits = awesome
Quicksand = awesome
Rival Schools = Green Day mass-market sellout punk

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2008 5:01 PM

Great band! I love them! I hear they ever upload so many wonderful videos on a celebrities site called ““ ,I just load many ,it's so surprise!

Posted by sany | May 6, 2008 10:12 PM

"it's so surprise" indeed.

Posted by oldpantsnewjersey | May 14, 2008 1:11 PM

saw rival schools yesterday in berlin. great show. played four new songs which were pretty good. looking forward to an album.

Posted by knillo | June 5, 2008 5:38 AM

when are the USA dates?

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2008 10:29 AM

One of the best bands ever--excellent. After 15 years of listening to them, the music is getting better with age--quicksand is just outstanding.

Posted by Dug | September 18, 2008 10:51 PM

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