Posted in metal | music | pictures | tour dates on January 20, 2012

words by BBG, photos by Jason House

Youth of Today @ Acheron
Youth of Today

Formerly of New Haven, Connecticut, [Revelation Records] is now based in Huntington Beach, California. It was founded in 1987 by owner Jordan Cooper, along with Ray Cappo of Youth of Today, with the sole intent of producing the Warzone Lower East Side Crew 7". Within the year, they put out two more releases and a limited 4th pressing of Youth of Today's Can't Close My Eyes 7", which had been originally released on Positive Force Records, just for the two of them to trade for vintage G.I.Joes and other action figures. In the first three years, the label put out 23 releases and pressed approximately 50,000 records, and it has continued to release an average of 7-8 albums a year.

Cappo left the business in 1988, to focus on his band Shelter and to start his own label Equal Vision Records (which he later sold to Youth Of Today roadie, former Revelation employee and friend, Steve Reddy), though his albums were still released by Revelation after that, and he also operated Supersoul Records.

The label put out several definitive hardcore and metalcore records in the late 1990s and early 2000s, with notable releases coming from Damnation A.D., Will Haven, Shai Hulud, Curl Up and Die, and Himsa. However, by the mid-2000s, Revelation Records had seemingly fallen by the wayside, with very few releases between 2004 and 2006.

Revelation released a few records since then, most recently the Mouthpiece retrospective Can't Kill What's Inside: The Complete Discography. The label will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a trio of shows at Glasshouse in Pomona, CA in June, featuring Youth Of Today, Gorilla Biscuits, Underdog, No For An Answer and Statue, with "more Rev alumni to be announced." Despite the fact that Revelation was formed on the East Coast and a good number of the participating bands are too, so far it doesnt look like the celebration will be bi-coastal. We'll let you know if that changes though. Meanwhile, tickets go on sale March 1st for Gorilla Biscuits with Youth of Today on 6/8 and 6/9 (No For An Answer is also on 6/9), and Gorilla Biscuits with Underdog & Statue on 6/10.

In related news, Breakdown, who was on the Revelation compilation New York City Hardcore: The Way It Is (with Youth of Today, Bold, Gorilla Biscuits, Warzone and others) will play Chaos in Tejas with their 87 demo lineup (their first show like that in 25 years). Also no NYC shows for them at the moment.

Meanwhile, The Last Stand open up for Madball, Maximum Penalty, Dead End Path, and Suburban Scum TONIGHT (1/20) at Gramercy Theater. Tickets are still available.

The Last Stand supported Youth of Today and Mouthpiece when the pair played a surprise show at Acheron in 2011. A set of belated pictures from Acheron are in this post, along with the Pomona show flyers. More below...

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Comments (13)

The sausage with the dragon tattoo.

Posted by Anonymous | January 20, 2012 4:08 PM

^ lulz
I was going to write something else, but I vote End Of Thread after that one.

Posted by Anonymous | January 20, 2012 4:09 PM

Some nice pics!
HARDCORE LIVES!!

Posted by Anonymous | January 20, 2012 4:17 PM

wish will haven would just tour

Posted by Anonymous | January 20, 2012 4:29 PM

Statue were the west coast Quicksand. Awesome band. Dude went on to be in Alien Ant Farm. ha.

Posted by Anonymous | January 20, 2012 5:25 PM

Cool... but I suggest non hardcoreish REV bands on a show. Namely, INTO ANOTHER... sensefield, iceburn, texas is the reason..

now we're talkin.

Posted by Anonymous | January 20, 2012 5:28 PM

Unfortunately into another will never happen...

Posted by Anonymous | January 20, 2012 5:38 PM

so jealous of those west coast kids! That show will be epic!

Posted by Anonymous | January 20, 2012 6:23 PM

Only a few more years till the texas is the reason 20th anniversary!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | January 20, 2012 7:34 PM

bro down!

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2012 2:17 PM

Is Minor Threat going to get a royalty check from all these 'tards jocking their shit? It's 2012....WAKE UP!

Posted by Ted Knight | January 25, 2012 4:49 AM

These dudes are 40+

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2012 8:05 AM

amazing and wicked

Posted by jordon | August 7, 2013 7:26 PM

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