Posted in metal | music | tour dates on June 17, 2010

by BBG

Black Army Jacket Demo Tape cover
Black Army Jacket

Black Army Jacket was an American grindcore / power violence band... Their ex-members can now be found in bands like Hope Collapse, Municipal Waste, Matt Pond PA, Burnt By The Sun and Birds of Prey.

The band was started by Andrew Orlando (ex-guitarist of Milhouse and owner of Reservoir Records) and Carlos Ramirez... both fans of bands like Terrorizer, Assück and Napalm Death and wanted to create a band in those styles. ...Queens, NY-based Chainsaw Safety Records would go on to release the band's The Path of Two Swords As One 7" and the band started to tour regionally shortly after... [Soon after] Dave Witte joined the band on drums. Now a four piece, they toured with California's Benumb and Noothgrush.

In 1998, BAJ... wrote throughout the year and entered the studio with Dean Rispler (Killing Time, 25 Ta Life) in the producer chair. The resulting album, 222, saw the musicians incorporating hints of death and black metal along with some more traditional elements of hardcore to their sound. They toured extensively to support their debut.

... Rob Lawi and the band parted ways shortly afterwards. Bassist Carlos Ramirez then became their vocalist and New Jersey native Tom Hayden joined in to fill the bass slot. Another native Jersey musician, John Adubato, was also asked to join to make Black Army Jacket a two guitar unit.

They came home from tour in mid 1999 and began to write newer, more technical material... [but] after a tough show in Worcester, MA the band decided to break up. Adubato and Witte then formed Burnt by the Sun, whilst Ramirez started melodic rockers Lakota a few years later. Andrew Orlando went on to join Anodyne and then Disnihil in the early 2000s. - [Wiki]

We are proud to announce that NYC powerviolence/grind greats Black Army Jacket will return to play a reunion show at Cake Shop on September 4th! Support is still TBD. Tickets are on sale.

The show is one of two lined up for the great Black Army Jacket with the second being Best Friends Day in Richmond, VA on Aug 19 - 22:

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Best Friends Day started in 2001 with a group of 40 kids celebration their friendships at the end of the summer by visiting Hadad's Lake.
Over the last 9 years, the weekend has grown from one day to four and has included rollerskating, bowling, a driving range, a water park, a scavenger hunt, many of bands, as well as an assortment of other weird fun.
Now, I wouldn't exactly classify performances by Propaghandi, Negative Approach (who play this weekend!), Municipal Waste, Tim Barry, Off With Their Heads, Brainworms (their last gig ever), and more as "weird fun", but hey, to each his own. Full festival lineup is below with the NYC show flyer, some video and full Best Friends Day lineup...

BLACK ARMY JACKET - PHILLY 97

BLACK ARMY JACKET 1/02/98 @ 924 Gilman St, Berkeley, CA

Black Army Jacket

BEST FRIENDS DAY

Thursday August 19th:
TBA LOCATION/BANDS

Friday August 20th:
The Canal Club:
PROPAGANDHI
MUNICIPAL WASTE
Deep Sleep
Savage Brewtality
7 pm doors, $20
get tickets here!

Saturday August 21st:
Fine Foods Market
10 A.M.
TIM BARRY

HADAD's Palisades,
11 A.M.-8P.M.
TBA BANDS

Sunday August 22nd:
TBA LOCATION/BANDS

Confirmed Bands:
PROPAGANDHI
Negative Approach
Municipal Waste
Banner Pilot
Off With Their Heads
Black Army Jacket (Reunion!)
Lemuria
Brainworms (last gig)
The Measure (SA)
Algernon Cadawallader
Amateur Party
The Dopamines
Mouthbreather
Sun Dials
Cloak/Dagger
Tim Barry
Government Warning
Savage Brewtality
NO BS BRASS BAND
Feild Day
Inter Arma
The Arrivals
Grabass Charlestons

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Comments (15)

reservoir was the shit

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2010 11:54 AM

love cake shop.

Posted by iamtheangel.com | June 17, 2010 12:46 PM

I never got to see these guys back in the day so I will be at the NYC show!

Posted by xysmalove | June 17, 2010 12:59 PM

Chainsaw Safety Records continues to put out awesome stuff.

Posted by yoyoyo | June 17, 2010 3:16 PM

deadguy reunion please!

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2010 9:43 PM

GO DAVE!

(amen on Deadguy reunion too)

Posted by Andy Low / Robotic Empire | June 18, 2010 5:03 AM

Black Train Jack > Black Army Jacket

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2010 9:15 AM

"Black Train Jack > Black Army Jacket"
WRONG

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2010 10:20 AM

blaaarmyjacket
awesome awesome band

Posted by brian | June 18, 2010 10:48 AM

Best Friends Day started in 2001 with a group of 40 kids celebration their friendships at the end of the summer by visiting Hadad's Lake.
Over the last 9 years, the weekend has grown from one day to four and has included rollerskating, bowling, a driving range, a water park, a scavenger hunt, many of bands, as well as an assortment of oth

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2010 11:03 PM

After canceling a November 16th performance at SUNY Purchase due to back problems, musician Dan Deacon has returned to full force. On Saturday, February 20th, the visiting alumnus played late into the night at the Stood Student Center [ed: pronounced "'st(y)ood"]. His set was jam-packed with the crowd participation he's well-known for. Turning the Stood into one massive dance party Deacon seemed at home among the current student body.

Posted by Wed | August 15, 2010 9:02 PM

After canceling a November 16th performance at SUNY Purchase due to back problems, musician Dan Deacon has returned to full force. On Saturday, February 20th, the visiting alumnus played late into the night at the Stood Student Center [ed: pronounced "'st(y)ood"]. His set was jam-packed with the crowd participation he's well-known for. Turning the Stood into one massive dance party Deacon seemed at home among the

Posted by شات صوتي | August 17, 2010 4:47 AM

cake shop show sold out? :(

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2010 2:53 AM

"I gots to tell y’all that when I heard the other day that the Bunnymen’s Ian McCulloch is writing his autobiography, I nearly shat my undies laughing so hard (good job I don’t wear any!); Ian Mac write a book? A man for whom completing a single song on his own is a struggle of Everest the Hard Way proportions is hardly going to write a book. Ian, I’m speechless at your continued arrogance in the face of no evidence whatsoever. In my opinion, you’ve been a dried-up shell of a husk of a man since just after OCEAN RAIN, so don’t embarrass us all with your ludicrous claims that you’re gonna write an autobiography. Two words… No Way. Writing a book involves discipline and hard work, two things you never nailed in the past and never will. As I heard it, you even said in the press that your book will be better than the Bible. Well, in two ways it may well be like the Bible: 1) it’ll be full of half-truths and outright lies, and 2) it’ll have been written by umpteen uncredited writers and you’ll name yourself solely as its author. There you go, dumkopf, I just handed you the map: don’t even bother buying yourself a pen, son; just do what you’ve always done throughout your career; get someone else to do most of the work then claim all the credit yourself. I even have a title already: MAC USER. And with that, I shall sweep off into the Beltane sunset. Yowzah!"


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Amazing is an enormous understatement. One of the best electronic shows I've ever been to and I've seen well over a thousand concerts. I had no idea Vladislav Delay was as good a drummer & percussionist as he is- fabulous and he kept everything swinging with a very unique style of playing. If you missed this you missed out big time...
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