Posted in metal | music | tour dates on June 19, 2012

by BBG

Chain of Strength

According to a source close to the festival, the previously rumored Chain of Strength will indeed headline two of the four nights of the Revelation Records East Coast four-day celebration. The band will appear at both the October 12th and 13th shows, though still no word on additional bands slated for the gala. We do know that Quicksand isn't one of them though (at the moment anyway). Ticketing info is still forthcoming.

Chain of Strength split 21 years ago, leaving a lasting impression with their True Till Death 7" and The One Thing That Still Holds True full length, both of which hit via Revelation Records. The LP's catalog number was REV-010, could that (and a straight edge reference) be the significance of the "X" in the flyer?

Check out some video of Chain of Strength in the 90s below, alongside a video of Mouthpiece covering the band's "True Til Death" in Pomona for Revelation Records West Coast Anniversary show....




Comments (52)

Has the edge gone dull?

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 1:20 PM

Getting wicked drunk at this one.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 1:43 PM

Man, those are the same nights as Barbra Streisand at Barclay Center. What's a guy to do?

Posted by Jan Jansson | June 19, 2012 1:45 PM

agnostic front university font.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 1:50 PM

Quicksand plays LA, Chain plays NYC. Revelation will never not fuck it up and get it wrong.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 1:53 PM


one is for the >25 year olds out of the closets
one is for the <25 year olds still in the closet

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 1:54 PM

nah, dude. babs has the edge, too.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 2:02 PM

"one is for the <25 year olds still in the closet"

I'm pretty sure you meant to post this on the of Montral thread down below.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 2:28 PM

best album art... ever?

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 2:41 PM

^er, no.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 2:50 PM

hahaha 1:53 is right.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 2:51 PM

The edge has most certainly "gone dull".

Welcome to 2012, when straightedge bands who aren't straightedge anymore sing about straightedge and use straightedge imagery to show that they're straightedge or used to be straightedge.

It is truly comical how ALL the reunited straightedge bands who put out records on Revelation Records (Bold, No For An Answer, Chain Of Strength, In My Eyes, Gorilla Biscuits, Youth Of Today) have at least one edgebreaker, and pathetic that all of them front like they're edge when they're not. But I guess hardcore is about not meaning what you say nowadays.

Chain Of Strength is hands down the most overrated straightedge band ever.

Much respect to Mike Judge for not participating in the fake edge nonsense.

Posted by D | June 19, 2012 2:51 PM

D does have a point. As much as it may be cool to see some of these bands, especially people who grew up on them, it's hard to get pumped when the bulk of them are singing about shit they have no interest in anymore. Knowing it's a cash grab kinda ruins that nostalgia.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 3:00 PM


Posted by Curtis | June 19, 2012 3:14 PM

"Much respect to Mike Judge" for the really brave move to put his name on "Mike Judge & Old Smoke"

Posted by Alex from Side By Side | June 19, 2012 3:20 PM

Does anyone know where I can find the squeegee man?

Posted by Jeff / Breakdown | June 19, 2012 3:24 PM

"Much respect to Mike Judge" for creating Beavis and Butthead.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 3:25 PM

Much respect to Mike Judge for executing the most successful animated revival ever.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 3:35 PM

3:00pm Thanks.

I mean, a band screams straightedge from the highest mountains (which ALL of the bands I listed did) then one to ALL the members of the band break edge. They come back over two decades later to sing songs about straightedge. That's fakeassed shit folks. 'Problem is too many people lap it up like the uncaring lapdogs they are. And people say "hardcore is dead" like this revival shit has nothing to do with that statement when it's a big part of it.

If you want to support fakery, go to it, I won't. I'll remember when they were for real not out for one last go around, thanks.

I've said it before and I'll say it again: hardcore is dead because people are thousands of paid people more psyched for defunct bands coming back than current ones and forgot that the defunct bands they show up to Terminal 5 twice strong (Refused) or Webster Hall twice strong (American Nightmare) were once current bands who were playing to 50 people current bands play to now.

Posted by D | June 19, 2012 3:43 PM


Posted by Sammy | June 19, 2012 3:46 PM


Posted by Tommy | June 19, 2012 3:50 PM

^^^ > all Revedge band lyrics.

Posted by D | June 19, 2012 4:00 PM

I have to agree with 3:43 here

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 4:15 PM

If you are out of High School, you're too old for Straight Edge. Some sad ass old men all the way around.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 4:26 PM

chain of strength always sucked, edgebreaking dickheads. I'm with D on this one. Strife is kinda whatever but at least when they came around here Rick didn't sing some of the straightedge songs since he felt it wouldn't be right. Respect.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 4:36 PM

Chain of Strength were terrible. I saw mouthpiece play at an elks lodge in emmaus, pa.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 5:05 PM

im 34 years old, ive watched almost all of my friends brake edge and to this matter i have to say: i dont give a fuck about who sings it. its what it means to me that counts.

sxe its a commitment to yourself, not to other sxe's. make the best u can while u feel it and respect others life decisions.

and another thing, if u have nothing good to say then dont say nothing at all.

stay true.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 6:36 PM

^So perhaps this isn't the best time for us to mention that in the context you used, the word is spelled "break" and not "brake"

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 7:37 PM

6:36pm Good for you.

I give a fu ck about who sings it cuz hardcore is about what you say coming from you. When you sing about sh it you don't mean anymore, you're full of sh it, hardcore or not.

If you want to support bands who sing what they don't mean anymore, go ahead, support fakery and practice it when you do that.

Posted by D | June 19, 2012 8:02 PM

"stay true XXX" long as you're not the person who writes and sings the lyrics - he is exempt from meaning what he sings when he sings it.

Yes, straightedge is a commitment to yourself, but you have to be straightedge to commit yourself to a life of straightedge, something most of the Revedge band people do not do and haven't done for many years.

Or are you saying it's ok to call yourself straightedge then break it? It's not ok, it's being full of sh it.

Posted by D | June 19, 2012 8:07 PM

Chain of Saps

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 10:43 PM

Train of Length

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 10:58 PM

Texas is the Reason is playing 10.18.12. It's on the rev website.

Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2012 6:39 AM

COS up in smoke

Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2012 8:07 AM

Texas is the Reason are playing in NYC but that date is wrong.

Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2012 8:34 AM


Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2012 9:13 AM

wah wah wah. some band somewhere used to be straight edge and now 25 years later arent the same people they were when they were 18 years old. things should always stay the same! hardcore is dead!

D, i imagine you are 16 years old. when you grow up, youll have some experience in life and hopefully some wisdom and you wont sound so naive and religious, and everything wont be all about YOU and your made up rules.

Posted by ron | June 20, 2012 9:35 AM

What year is it?

Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2012 2:55 PM


Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2012 3:17 PM

more suspended adolescent rock

Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2012 3:29 PM

True till happyhour.

Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2012 10:12 PM

D is right. 9:35 you're a moron

Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2012 11:16 PM

Never seen so many retards commenting on one story.

Well done Brooklyn Vegan.

Posted by Flip | June 21, 2012 7:25 AM

Fucking proud
To be a part of this
Shoulder to shoulder
Or back to back
We're united
It's the year of the pack!
Wolfpack! Don't give us any shit
Wolfpack! Or you're gonna get hit
Wolfpack! It's a unity ideal
Wolfpack! Better believe it's real

Posted by Department of Youth Services | June 21, 2012 11:15 AM

Even more lame than all these revelation band guys who broke edge are the one who Still are straight, those guys are some weird creepy dudes, like the dude who sings for in my eyes and the guy from mouthpiece. Its like sXe is all they know about...i mean, have you talked to any of them??? theyre soooo WEIRD. Grow up! read a book!!! stop acting like a kid and stop molesting other kids!

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 1:34 PM

I'm sure Ed McKirdy will be there with his queer rich kid message board crew, lol... Grow up you goofy motherfuckers!

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2012 8:03 PM

Now wait one minute, I read lots of books. In the past 6 years I've read books about hardcore AND straight edge. Shit, I'm a well rounded human being with varied interests like: record collecting, t-shirt collecting, living in the past, skateboarding, (still) dressing like a middleclass teenager from 1989, voting republican, caring too much about people i don't know personally, and being straight edge. Don't mess with me, bro.

Posted by Ye_Olde_Creepy_sXe_Dood | July 3, 2012 5:02 PM

I loved that COS album in HS! I'm gonna go to this show and relive those days for a minute and have a blast. Then I'm gonna call it a night, get some rest and go to work in the morning.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2012 2:16 AM

I'll just let Ray Cappo do the talking..

"In closing I especially feel sad for the bands who rant and rave about fallen SXE heroes on stage and how fucked up they are. I know all those fallen SXE edge heroes. I grew up with them and they were good people with good hearts who said good things and changed a lot of people's lives. If they can't live up to those principles today it's sad but maybe they're better off in some other way that you or I can't see. Instead of scrutinizing their foibles, why not scrutinize your own? Encourage and support each other. Life is a long path filled with ups and downs. If you're down someday won't it be nice if someone picks you up. Most of all people be kind.

Posted by Rich | October 18, 2012 9:03 PM

Most, if not all of these comments, secures why hxc sucks! It's not the music, it's the people who can't get past certain aspects of the music.

You either like it because some of the bands had a message that you agreed with or they introduced you to new ideas and ways of life.

And/or, you like it because it is raw and aggressive!

I tend to like it still for one or both of the reasons, which ever may still exist. Chain of Strength played a tight set as did most of the old bands -sxe or not, I don't have time to keep up on trivial nonsense like some of you apparently do!

Posted by John Laws | October 23, 2012 8:31 PM

best show ever period

Posted by two way radios | March 8, 2013 2:00 AM

chain of strength rules.

Posted by jordon | July 28, 2013 7:55 PM

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