Posted in metal | music on February 19, 2013

by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Rival Mob

Vocalist Brendan Radigan opened The Rival Mob's set at This is Hardcore with an arguably flawless statement of purpose:

"This first song we're gonna play is not for some political bullshit. It's not for some tough guy pose. It's not to make us sound like a bunch of fuckin' romantic poets trying to be sensitive. It's made for one fuckin' thing, moshing really fuckin' hard.

And so began the stagedives with "Intro Grunt," the band's answer to classic, mostly-instrumental hardcore anthems like Integrity's "Vocal Test." Check out video of the mayhem below.

The Rival Mob's ferocity is not a simulacrum of NYHC cliches, unlike much of the hardcore bands that litter the landscape. There is a fury, and that simmering anger has never been more apparent than on their latest LP Mob Justice due on Feb 26 via Revelation Records ("Intro Grunt" opens the LP). "It Must Be Nice..." from that record is streaming below. Fans of 80s hardcore like Warzone, Breakdown and Negative Approach, take note.

The Rival Mob have a pair of NYC shows set for the near future, including the previously discussed record release show at 285 Kent on Saturday (2/23) (tickets) and an appearance at New York's Alright at the same venue on April 20. Want to go to Saturday's show? We have a pair of tickets AND a copy of Mob Justice on vinyl available for giveaway. Details on how to win, along with that song stream and video, are below.


The Rival Mob (Multi-Cam Full Set) from hate5six on Vimeo.

For a chance at winning a pair of tickets to see RIVAL MOB at 285 Kent and vinyl of their new album: either tweet something that includes both @brooklynvegan AND "Rival Mob" in the tweet, or send an email to BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM with the subject line "Rival Mob". Include your first and last name in the email. We'll pick a winner at random and contact them with more details. If you enter by email, it will not be shared with anyone else. Good luck!



Comments (10)

these guys should definitely tour with Young Boys

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2013 1:09 PM

I wonder if any guys got pregnant during that opening song?

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2013 1:19 PM

JV sausage

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2013 2:16 PM

Their audience looks like a bunch of fucking clowns, everyone doing the same stupid generic dance. This is worse than watching a high school cafeteria

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2013 2:23 PM

I have to agree with 2:23

I fucking HATE every wack "sausage" comment & all the typical posts etc..

but this is awful.

and that fat cow on the side of the stage with the camera is disgusting.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2013 6:35 PM

Funny, the guy jumping on crowd and no one is holding him..

Posted by William | February 19, 2013 8:01 PM


That fat cow is my wife. Take a chill.

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2013 3:21 AM

More Rival Mob posts. Fine by me.

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2013 9:49 PM

Oh look, 6:35 is anonymous. Go figure.

Posted by Sunny | February 26, 2013 12:10 PM

This song rips, but I feel like the lyrics are one-dimensional and basically a rehash of their last three releases. Oh well.

Posted by Place | September 17, 2014 2:41 PM

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