Entries tagged with: Incendiary
by Andrew Sacher
Buffalo, NY hardcore band Malfunction recently signed to Bridge 9 and they'll release their first album for the label, Fear of Failure, this Friday (11/20) (pre-order). They recorded it with Jay Zubricky and had it mixed by Taylor Young (Code Orange, Nails, etc), and it pulls from the kind of hardcore/metalcore their hometown area of upstate NY has been churning out for the past two decades. It's something you could picture coming out on Victory before that label went totally mall-core (they've got the chug of Earth Crisis' "Firestorm" on track one, "Drained"). Malfunction change it up too, like when they go borderline post-rock on "Sonic." It's a good record, and the full stream premieres below.
The band are about to tour with Terror, Code Orange and Take Offense, and while there's no NYC date, they'll be nearby for a NJ show on December 5 at GameChangerWorld. That show has additional support from Blind Justice and Incendiary. Tickets are on sale.
All dates are listed below...
Detroit hardcore band Freedom are following 2014's Pay the Price with USA Hardcore this October via Triple B Records. The album's first single is "Military Issue" which premieres below. Album artwork below too.
Freedom are beginning a tour this weekend with LA's great Fury, leading up to both bands' appearances at Berserktown II. It stops near NYC for a Long Island show on Wednesday (7/29) at Amityville Music Hall with Intent, Provider, Impact and Hangman. Tickets are on sale now. All dates are listed on the flyer below.
The band will also be close to NYC for the 2015 Back to School Jam which happens at Howell, NJ's GameChanger World on September 12 with Trapped Under Ice (ending a two-year hiatus), Code Orange, Incendiary, 100 Demons, Suburban Scum, Weekend Nachos, Naysayer, Rude Awakening, Lifeless, Give, Blind Justice, Eternal Sleep and Manipulate. Tickets go on sale Tuesday (7/28) at noon. Flyer below.
Long Island's Today's Mixtape Festival, happening August 15-16 at the Emporium in Patchogue, recently expanded its lineup and announced single day lineups. Saturday is really the day to go, with recent additions Kill Your Idols and Crime In Stereo joining the previously announced The Movielife, Iron Chic, Incendiary and more that day. Plus, Andrew WK plays the afterparty on Saturday which you can get into with a Saturday pass. The various ticket options are on sale now. Updated flyer above.
Ahead of that fest, you can catch Crime In Stereo and Incendiary together in NYC, at Saint Vitus on July 3 with Royal Psalms opening. Tickets for that are on sale now.
The Movielife also curated the upcoming iDobi Meltdown Festival happening at NJ's Starland Ballroom on June 26 & 27. Night 1 has Lifetime, The Menzingers, Laura Stevenson and Worriers; and night 2 has The Movielife, Balance & Composure, Make Do and Mend and Timeshares. Tickets for both nights are still available. The Movielife were also recently announced for Riot Fest Chicago.
Kill Your Idols were last seen in NYC opening one of the H2O 20th anniversary shows at Saint Vitus in May. Watch a few videos from that below (by Dave Stambach). H2O recently announced two NYC shows with Rancid (tickets).
photo: The Movielife at Irving Plaza in February (more by Mimi Hong)
Long Island melodic hardcore band The Movielife have been reunited for a bit now, but they haven't actually played the Island in over 13 years. That will change this summer when they headline the Today's Mixtape Festival happening August 15 - 16 at The Emporium in Patchogue, NY. Also on the bill is Incendiary, Iron Chic, a Saturday night afterparty with Andrew WK and more. Tickets for the festival are on sale now. Full lineup and flyer below.
That's the second upcoming NYC-area appearance for The Movielife, who also have the iDobi Meltdown Festival in NJ which they curated. They play day 2 (6/27) with Balance & Composure, Make Do And Mend, and Timeshares; and day 1 (6/26) has Lifetime, The Menzingers, Laura Stevenson and Worriers.
Iron Chic have other shows around here too. They play the Long Island stop of Treasure Fleet's tour on 5/23, the new Riis Park Beach Bazaar series of free shows in the Rockaways on 5/30, and them and Timeshares open for Gin Blossoms on Long Island on 7/10.
Today's Mixtape Festival full lineup and flyer below...
photo: H2O at Irving Plaza in 2014 (more by Mathieu Bredeau)
H2O already have four hometown NYC shows coming up in celebration of their 20th anniversary (all sold out), and they since announced that they'll be touring after that with Cruel Hand.
The tour includes another show just outside of NYC at Long Island's Revolution Bar on June 26. That show also includes '80s-era NYHC vets Breakdown, as well as Criminal Instinct, Friend or Foe and High Card. Tickets are on sale now. Updated dates are listed below.
H2O singer Toby Morse recently contributed to the new album by his friends Agnostic Front, The American Dream Died, which is out now on Nuclear Blast. We also just interviewed Agnostic Frontman frontman Roger Miret over at Invisible Oranges. Here's an excerpt from IO writer Rhys Williams' interview:
When you're a teenager, you are often quick to fly off the handle, but the more you learn, the better a perspective you have about the world. You mentioned often being controversial: do you feel that the Agnostic Front aesthetic has changed from 1981 to the new record? Back in the '80s you had a lot of songs written about the American skinhead scene, then kind of moved into a punk look, then into the old school hardcore look. Has the look and aesthetic of the band changed and do you feel that, if it has, it has been a logical progression?Read the rest here. There's also an ongoing Kickstarter campaign for a new Agnostic Front documentary called The Godfathers of Hardcore. The goal is already met, but you can still donate to receive the various rewards, including a signed, hand-numbered DVD of the documentary, a haircut from Agnostic Front bassist Mike Gallo, and more.
Personally I don't think we ever put ourselves with a particular scene. I think Agnostic Front, from the very beginning, has always talked about A. unity and bringing scenes together and B. overcoming oppression. People just put us in different categories. If you ask me about Victim in Pain, it's a punk record. People say "it's a hardcore record," or whatever they wanna say, but that's a Grade A punk record, you know? People are quick to judge books by their covers. The bottom line is: we love living in this country, this is a beautiful country, but we've always questioned authority and the oppression of society and our government. And that's where you may get some of the different things going about controversy or or scenes, or people saying "oh, they're Pro-American" or whatever. Whatever people think about us, if anything we're more American than a lot of people because we truly fight for liberty and justice. People are quick to throw us into different categories, but the one category we will always stay strong to is New York punk and hardcore. And the great thing about a lot of these different movements colliding with each other is that without them we wouldn't have had the great movements that made us possible, like crossover or hardcore. People are quick to point fingers, but the truth is we're just a real American band that want to fight and overcome oppression by any means necessary. We can't change the world, but we understand that we can make a difference, and that's what we're trying to do.
Noisey also recently launched their new 'Under the Influence' documentary series with a 25+ minute installment on New York Hardcore. The doc features interviews with Agnostic Front, Youth of Today, Incendiary, Cro-Mags, Texas is the Reason and more, and Rancid's Tim Armstrong narrates. Towards the end, Title Fight talks about Walter Schreifels, followed by a scene with Walter playing TF's "Secret Society" on piano. You can watch that below too.
List of H2O tour dates and the NYHC videos below...
photos by Mathieu Bredeau
"Risked life and limb to get to the #Nails gig at St Vitus tonight.
No surprise, it was worth it." - Ivan BlackNBlue
Metallic hardcore ragers Nails are off to tour Europe, but before leaving, the California band stopped in NYC for a one-off at Saint Vitus last night (3/3). Local support came from two Long Island hardcore bands: Incendiary and Deathcycle. More pictures of all three bands below...
photo: The Red Chord at Public Assembly in 2010 (more by Fred Pessaro)
As discussed, the New England Hardcore and Metal Festival is returning to Worcester, MA from April 17-19, and since we last spoke more acts have been announced. Code Orange, The Atlas Moth, The Red Chord, Rivers of Nihil, Suburban Scum, Rude Awakening, Cruel Hand, Rotting Out, God's Hate and more were added to the lineup that already included Testament, Between the Buried and Me, Exodus, Nails, Nuclear Assault and more. Tickets are still availble.
Full list of new additions and updated lineup below...
photo: Nails in California in 2013 (more by Taylor Keahey)
Hardcore rippers Nails are heading out on a European tour with Terror in March, but right before that the Cali crew will stop in NYC for a one-off at Saint Vitus on March 3 with support from Incendiary and Deathcycle. Tickets are on sale now.
Nails recently released two new songs for Decibel's flexi disc series, "Among the Arches of Intolerance" and "In Pain." Listen to those HERE. Watch a recent live video, with their full list of dates and Saint Vitus show flyer, below...
Testament on the Motorhead Motorboat in October (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
A couple of stacked east-coast hardcore/metal festivals have recently announced their lineups. First up, Damaged City Fest will take place in Washington D.C. from April 10-12. It will feature UK-based The Mob, Canada's Career Suicide, DC's Coke Bust, PA's Hounds of Hate, NJ's Razorheads, and NY-based Warthog and Ajax, among many others. Those last few bands, along with DC's Red Death, who will also be making an appearance, were featured in our hardcore roundup last week. Ticket info and more bands TBA. Full initial lineup below.
The following weekend, Worcester, MA will play host to the more metal-centric New England Hardcore and Metal Festival on April 17-19. The lineup is pretty huge, with classic thrash like Testament, Exodus and Nuclear Assault joining more current popular bands like Between the Buried and Me and more exciting underground acts like Nails, Wisdom in Chains and Homewrecker. Tickets are available now in either three-day packages or for individual days.
Check out the initial lineups and flyers for both fests, below...
photos by Mathieu Bredeau, words by Ian Chainey
Trap Them / Coliseum @ BK Bazaar - 7/19/14
Before heading off to Deathwish Fest, Trap Them and Coliseum dropped into Brooklyn Night Bazaar on July 19 for a free show that also featured White Widows Pact and Incendiary. Trap Them are gigging around in support of Blissfucker, their new album out on Prosthetic Records. In his Invisible Oranges review, Rhys Williams said of the album:
Blissfucker, however, is now eternal, a testament to a singular moment of discord and loathing writ large for hardcore kids to play while punching holes through their bedroom walls for years to come. That moment, that time, there was nothing but rage. Rage and the familiar sound of that buzzsaw guitar, dragging discordant riffs across your veins.And while punched-holes in the pics below are conspicuously absent, there's no doubt Brooklyn Night Bazaar patrons were hit with big buzzes of HM-2 rage.
Brooklyn's White Widows Pact opened the night with a blast of '90s-styled metalcore. They cut a self-titled EP in 2013, which they followed this year with a cover of "Negative Creep" that honored "...Nirvana's induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, their huge influence on our music, and our contemporaries." You can check that one out below. They were followed by Incendiary, whose style skews more towards tough guy hardcore. They're set to hit This Is Hardcore this weekend (7/27) and the Mongoloids' final show at Back to School Jam 2014 held at GameChanger World in Howell, New Jersey on August 23. Lastly, before Trap Them hit the stage, there was Coliseum. The Kentucky punks just put out a deluxe set of remasters that freshens up their self-titled debut full-length and eight bonus tracks culled from their many splits and singles. You can also check out the new-sounding "No Salvation" below.
The whole BK Bazaar show is available to be streamed. More pictures, with those streams we mentioned, below...
by Andrew Sacher
Trap Them at Saint Vitus in 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Metallic hardcore crew Trap Them will release their new album, Blissfucker, next week (6/10) via Prosthetic Records, but you can stream the whole thing in full now (via Noisey). As usual, they teamed up with Converge's Kurt Ballou to record this one, and it pretty much sounds like standard Trap Them, which -- in their consistently solid case -- is not a bad thing at all. (Though this is actually their first album to feature new bassist Galen Baudhuin and drummer Brad Fickeisen.) Check it out below.
Trap Them (who used to be on Deathwish) are also touring with post-hardcore bashers Coliseum (who recently joined Deathwish) surrounding both bands' appearances at Cambridge, MA's Deathwish Fest (7/22-23). That tour brings the two bands to NYC for a FREE show at Brooklyn Night Bazaar on July 19 with NYC/LI hardcore band Incendiary and White Widows Pact. That's one day after the Ceremony / Iron Lung tour hits Brooklyn Night Bazaar (7/18), and both shows are presented by Noisey.
Speaking of bands playing Deathwish Fest touring together, Oathbreaker and Cult Leader are doing just that, including a BV-presented NYC show with Deathwish's Young and in the Way.
All Trap Them / Coliseum dates are listed, with the Blissfucker stream, below...
By Ian Chainey
If you're going to go out, go out with a blowout. New Jersey straight-edgers the Mongoloids are living that axiom with their last show. They'll be featured at Back to School Jam 2014 held at GameChanger World in Howell, New Jersey on August 23. And, as long as you're not allergic to camo shorts, X'd up hands, and breakdowns, the bill is absurdly stacked: Foundation, Death Threat, Bitter End, the fresh off of Black n' Blue Bowl Incendiary, and a ton more. Advanced tickets, with some early bird savings, are available now.
The Mongoloids are wrapping up a near ten year career that has seen the band tour with some of punk's finest -- Agnostic Front, The Cro-Mags, Terror, H2O, Sick Of It All, etc. -- as well as releasing splits with bands like Kids Like Us and Broken Teeth. Their discography includes three LPs, the last of which, Mongo Life, was released in 2013. Before they check out, the crew will do one last loop of the Eastern/Midwestern United States in late May through June.
In fact, a few of the Back to School Jam bands have a slate interesting engagements lined up. For instance, Death Threat, Incendiary, and Suburban Scum will be at This is Hardcore and Foundation will be on the outrageous bill of Judge, H2O, and Blacklisted in Chicago this June.
The list of all Mongoloids tour dates, the Back to School Jam lineup, and streams aplenty for your quiet office cubicle moshing needs appear below...
This Is Hardcore returns to Philly's Electric Factory from July 24-27 and as usual it's got a great lineup spanning generations of hardcore including Converge, Title Fight, Madball, Blacklisted, Bl'ast, Code Orange Kids, Nails, Noisem, Power Trip, Incendiary, Full of Hell, Crowbar, Coke Bust, Ringworm and many more. Tickets for the festival go on sale April 12 via the festival's website.
Full lineup, with a playlist of all bands playing and the announcement video, below...
New York hardcore festival Black N' Blue Bowl returns this year for two nights at The Well (5/17 & 5/18) in May. The lineup features d-beat pioneers Discharge headlining the second day, plus NYHC vets Agnostic Front performing with their Cause For Alarm lineup both nights. Other bands playing include Power Trip, Incendiary, 7 Seconds, All Out War, Beyond (reunion), Against the Grain (reunion), NYC punk vets Kraut, Sworn Enemy, Take Offense and more. And in what may or may not be exciting news, Hatebreed headlines the first day and Biohazard play that day too. Single day passes and 2-day passes are on sale now.
Full initial lineup (a few more bands TBA) and festival flyer below...
by Doug Moore
Unsurprisingly, Modern Life Is War's October 12 show at the Studio at Webster Hall with Night Birds and Deathcycle has sold out. The recently-reunited Iowan hardcore band has consequently booked a second late-night set at Saint Vitus, also on 10/12. Tickets will go on sale Thursday (9/5) at noon, with support from Incendiary and Survival (the punk band, not the HHH-related project).
Stream the title track from MLIW's new album Fever Hunting, which came out this Tuesday, below, followed by a multi-cam MLIW set from This Is Hardcore 2013. Details for the LP and all tour dates are listed below as well.
by Andrew Sacher
The Suicide File at ICC in Allston, MA in 2009 (via Reid Haithcock)
Boston hardcore band The Suicide File were only around for a couple years in the early 2000s for a career that included one full length record, Twilight, and equally essentially EPs, singles, and demos that were eventually compiled on the album, Some Mistakes You Never Stop Paying For. They made a similar kind of hardcore punk 'n' roll to other bands around at the time like The Bronx, and their records sound just as fresh today, especially with bands like Fucked Up keeping a similar sound alive.
The Suicide File have played a few reunion shows since their initial breakup, and earlier this year it was announced that they'd be reuniting at Philly's This Is Hardcore Festival. They play on the final day (8/11) along with Gwar, Sick of it All, Paint It Black, Negative Approach, Code Orange Kids, and more (tickets). They've since announced that right before that festival, the band will play a NYC show on August 8 at Saint Vitus with Panic, Incendiary (who both also play This is Hardcore), and Believer/Law. Tickets for the Saint Vitus show are on sale now.
Another band reuniting for This Is Hardcore is Modern Life Is War, who just announced that their new album -- their first since 2007's Midnight in America -- Fever Hunting, will be out on September 3 via Deathwish. The album art and tracklist for the album are below.
Check out the MLIW stuff, along with some Suicide File song streams, below...
Ceremony at Warsaw in 2012 (more by Joe McCabe)
As mentioned, ever-evolving punks Ceremony are set to play this year's This Is Hardcore festival in Philly (they play on 8/10) alongside Kid Dynamite, The Suicide File, Modern Life Is War, Judge, Blacklisted, Tragedy, 7 Seconds, Paint It Black, Code Orange Kids, Nails, Defeater, No Redeeming Social Value, Gwar, and more. Head to TiH's site for tickets. Updated lineup and schedule below.
Around the time of that festival, they'll be doing some other East Coast shows with Baltimore post-punk duo Ed Schrader's Music Beat. Those shows include one in Brooklyn on August 17 at 285 Kent, one in NJ on August 14 at Asbury Lanes, and a little farther out from NYC, they'll also play The El 'n' Gee on August 16 in New London, CT, but it might be worth the drive considering Joyce Manor and Glocca Morra are on that bill too. (It's also a day after Joyce Manor play a free NYC show at House of Vans with Kid Dynamite, Red Hare, and Swearin'). Tickets for the 285 Kent and El 'n' Gee shows go on sale Friday (6/21) at noon, and tickets for the Asbury Lanes show are on sale now.
You can also catch Ed Schrader's Music Beat in NYC even sooner at Death by Audio on June 28 with The Hussy, Barkley's Barnyard Critters (feat. Brian Gibson of Lightning Bolt), and Shark Muffin. Admission for that show is $7 at the door.
Ceremony have a few other coming shows, like one of those free Converse shows in San Francisco, which they'll play on June 27 with Suicidal Tendencies, Rocket from the Crypt, The Bronx, and the Shrine. All dates are listed, along with a few videos, below.
Incendiary at Public Assembly, Dec 2012 (more by Lukas Hodge)
As much as Long Island/Brooklyn crew Incendiary is identified with NYHC, its clear that the boys are looking to branch out. On their forthcoming LP, Cost of Living, the quartet do just that while staying rooted in Incendiary of old. Look for the new LP due on March 19 via Closed Casket Activites (preorder), and stream "Snake" for the first time below.
So far no NYC dates for the band, but that will change soon. Until then, look for Incendiary to light up (pun unintended) the surrounding areas at the cities listed below.
photos by Lukas Hodge
Breakdown at Public Assembly - 12/22/12
NYHC vets Breakdown, whose 1987 demo was one of the most important NYHC releases, reunited with the lineup that recorded that demo for a show at Public Assembly this past Saturday (12/22), which BrooklynVegan proudly presented. The show was with Long Island hardcore greats Incendiary, and pictures of both bands are in this post, along with pictures of openers The Last Stand (none of Get Involved or Shell Shock though).
Breakdown's '87 demo was just released on vinyl for the first time ever, courtesy of 540 Records. Before the show, we sat down with guitarist Carl Porcaro and if you missed that interview, you can check it out HERE.
More pictures below...
by Fred Pessaro / BBG
Carl with Kings Destroy at Saint Vitus, July 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
It goes without saying that Breakdown's 1987 demo will go down as one of the most important releases in hardcore. The band's toxic brew of negative hardcore and metal influenced legions of fans and bands, eventually spawning hardcore as we know it today. If you haven't heard it, make sure and pick up a copy when the demo is released on vinyl for the first time ever via 540 Records.
The 1987 lineup splintered in the years that followed, with member Carl Porcaro going on to form what would eventually become Killing Time. Having played Chaos in Tejas and This is Hardcore earlier this year, it isn't till now, 25 years after the fact, that the demo lineup is resurfacing to play their first NYC show on Saturday at Public Assembly (12/22). Look for supporting slots from Long Island hardcore favorites Incendiary, as well as The Last Stand, Get Involved and Shell Shock. Tickets are still available.
With this monumental reunion on the horizon, we cornered Breakdown guitarist Carl Porcaro about the reunion as well as about Killing Time and Kings Destroy. The results of that conversation are below.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Incendiary at Knitting Factory, July 2010 (more by Meghan McInnis)
Incendiary will open for the 87-demo lineup of Breakdown when the band takes the stages of Public Assembly on December 22. The Long Island hardcore crew will be joined by The Last Stand, Get Involved and Shell Shock, and tickets for this Brooklyn-Vegan-presented event are still available. Get 'em while you can! Flyer is below.
Following their dates together with Clutch, Mondo Generator will team with Saviours and Wino for a show at Saint Vitus on January 2. Tickets are on sale. All tour dates are below. As you may have read, Nick of Mondo Generator is back with his old bandmates on the new Queens of the Stone Age record.
An avalanche of new tracks today, including the new title track from the forthcoming "Harmonslaught" 7" by Torche, a new Ghost track (HERE), a new Suffocation track from their forthcoming LP, and last but not least a new Portal track. The latter will appear on the band's forthcmong new LP (!) Vexovoid, due via Profound Lore on Feb 19, 2013. Check out all of those new tracks below.
All streams and a listing of all Evillive-approved shows for the next two weeks (and last two of 2012) year are below.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Antidote at The Bell House, Feb 2010 (more by Tod Seelie)
While an album every 21 years is hardly "productive output," I'll nevertheless take it from veteran hardcore crew Antidote who are celebrating their thirty year anniversary with the release of No Peace in Our Time, a new LP. Due on November 13, the 10-song long-player features nine fresh offerings and an appearance from Roger Miret (Agnostic Front) on a cover of the Black Flag classic "Rise Above."
In the meantime, Antidote is preparing to play a few dates and. NYCers can look forward to Antidote at Bowery Electric on Dec 2 with The Mob, Citizens Arrest and Urban Waste. Ticketing info is on the way and tour dates are below.
In keeping with legacies in hardcore, H2O will celebrate the 15th anniversary and re-release of fan favorite Thicker Than Water with a show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on December 27 that has them playing the LP in its entirety. Tickets are on sale, "special guests" are still TBA.
In more modern hardcore news The Morgan (250 Varet St in Brooklyn) in is holding a trio of hardcore shows at its space in the coming weeks. Look fot the space to host Cruel Hand, Suburban Scum, Paper Trail, Zombie Fight, Provider and Blind Justice on Oct 28, then Trial, Incendiary, Hollow Earth, Rude Awakening, Jukai, and Problems on November 11, and the infamous Skarhead with Wisdom in Chains, Born Low, Living Laser, King Nine and Detriment on 11/10. Mosh.
All Antidote tour dates and a stream of the classic Thou Shalt Not Kill are below.
Cover art for Walls' 'The Future Is Wide Open'
On August 4th make sure to get to The Acheron! Walls (mem Iron Lung/Cold Sweat) will team with Kim Phuc, Joint Damag≠ and Shoxx as part of an 18+ event at the space. Should be pretty unmissable. We streamed material from Walls and Kim Phuc in the recent past, but you can check out live video of the latter below.
Turns out the previously discussed Punch show at ABC No Rio was one of two shows for the band. Look for Punch to also hit Death by Audio on August 5th with Living Eyes. Full tour schedule is below.
In addition to their previously discussed dates with Mares of Thrace/Pilgrim, look for Primitive Weapons to hit Acheron on July 27th with Incendiary, Gang Signs and Divider. $10 gets you in.
...and of course tonight's Acheron show (7/6) with Black Breath, Martyrdod, The Secret, Burning Love, Enabler and Grudges. I might have told you about it already. Presale ticketing has ended, but there should still be tickets at the door.
All Evillive-worthy shows happening over the next two weeks are listed below, plus a new video for Napalm Death's "The Wolf I Feed."
What did I miss?
photos by Jason House
Agnostic Front @ Santos Party House
Agnostic Front are currently out on tour with Mongoloids in support of a somewhat new record...
"My Life My Way was released on March 22, 2011. The album features 13 new powerful and anthemic songs laid down by Erik Rutan (MADBALL, GOATWHORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, etc.) at his Mana Recording Studio in Tampa, FL under the watchful guide of producer Freddy Cricien of MADBALL. The record was mastered by Alan Douches (NILE, MASTODON, etc.)."The tour hit Santos Party House in NYC on 11/4. Some pictures are in this post. More them with all remaining dates below.
Fellow DMS crew band H2O also has a new record coming out, but not of their own songs. As their own press release reads...
"H2O has been a mainstay in hardcore and punk since their inception back in 1995 and have had many influences along the way. The band is thrilled to pay homage to those influential artists by covering their songs on the forthcoming album, Don't Forget Your Roots, which will be available November 15th from Bridge Nine Records.No Agnostic Front on the tribute album, but there is Madball, Descendents, Bad Brains and many more. The full tracklist, all tour dates, and more Agnostic Front show pictures, below...
Additionally, H2O will be playing the Gramercy Theater on November 19th [with Killing Time], with a special set consisting of cover songs and originals- both new and old. This show will be a celebration of H2O's covers album available just three days prior, as well as a re-release of their self-titled album, available on LP also on November 15th. Vocalist Toby Morse had this to say: "NYC is H2O's roots - where we started - and couldn't think of a more perfect place to release our covers album and the re-issue of our first record. We'll be playing old songs, new songs and cover songs for our fans there! They'll also be able to pick up copies of our self-titled album on vinyl - Bridge Nine is re-pressing that and we couldn't be more excited. It was originally released back in 1996 and has been out of print for a long, long time. Also Don't Forget Your Roots will be available as well!" He continued, "Our covers album is a big personal accomplishment for us - being able to pay homage to the bands that have influenced us so much since we got into punk rock and helped get us where we are today is an amazing thing. We think we've done them justice!"
A hiatus, a reformation, a break-up, a departure and another reformation all were the prelude to 108's return to the stage on Saturday (1/8). The band played the first of two NYC shows that day (the first of three overall) at Cake Shop. The show took place earlier in the day, and was followed by the ill-fated Forgetters show that eventually led to the the Cake Shop basement being closed down by police (due to capacity concerns).
Cake Shop was predictably packed for 108 too, and the band easily delivered the best set of all the bands on the bill, much like they reportedly did a few hours later at an also-packed Death By Audio. Each show featured different sets and different support: Ensign, Incendiary, and Torchbearer opened Cake Shop, while DBA got Black Kites, Heavy Breath, and Primitive Weapons.
More pictures from the Cake Shop show below...