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Sick Of It All at Rev25 (more by Rebecca Reed)
SOIA

NYHC vets Sick Of It All have announced that they'll release their tenth album, The Last Act of Defiance, on September 30 (album art and tracklist below), and will play a hometown show soon after that on October 4 at Irving Plaza with fellow NYC punk vets H2O as well as Pennsylvania's Wisdom In Chains and White Collar Crime LLC. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Meanwhile, if you're headed to Philly (or already there) for This Is Hardcore (which began yesterday, 7/24), you can also catch Wisdom In Chains there on Saturday (7/26). A ton of other great bands have still yet to play too, like Converge, Blacklisted, Title Fight, CIV, Bold, Nails, Madball (with guest ex-guitarist Matt Henderson making a special appearance), Power Trip and plenty more. Remaining day-by-day lineups for TIH, below.

If you're not headed to This Is Hardcore, you can have your own mini TIH celebration in NYC this weekend. Xibalba, who played the PA fest last night, play a free show Saturday (7/26) at Brooklyn Night Bazaar with Harm's Way, The Banner and Crushed (Trap Them and Coliseum just played the same venue). And, as discussed, UK vets Subhumans are coming over for TIH and playing Le Poisson Rouge on Sunday (7/27) with long-running NYHC band Sheer Terror, as well as White Collar Crime LLC (fka White Collar Crime) and Mischief Brew. Tickets for that show are still available.

SOIA and Sheer Terror's fellow veteran New York hardcore band Cro-Mags also recently announced a tour, NYC show at Saint Vitus included, which just went on sale.

SOIA LP info, TIH daily lineups and Madball's new video for "Born Strong", below...

Continue reading "Sick Of It All announce LP & show with H2O; This is Hardcore underway in Philly (related NYC shows this weekend too)"

by Ian Chainey

From Wisdom to Baked Album Art
FWTB

Richmond, Virginia pun-packing pot smokers Cannabis Corpse are now streaming the entirety of their new album From Wisdom to Baked, out June 24 via Season of Mist (preorder). The record continues on in the verdant vein of their previous work, combining chunky death metal with a wry sense of humor that both sends up and fully embraces metal culture. The project includes the talents of Phil "Land Phil" Hall, also of Iron Reagan and Municipal Waste.

Speaking of, Hall's summer is particularly hectic. First, both Cannabis Corpse and Municipal Waste will be at Denver Black Sky II on August 2 and August 3 at the Gothic Theatre, the second annual Colorado fest featuring Brutal Truth, Nails, Cephalic Carnage, and Phobia, among others.

Then, Municipal Waste and NYHC icons Madball -- who shot a video today and are playing the Body Count record release show tonight (6/12) -- will head out on a short East Coast run that includes Heavy MTL fest. All dates are listed below.

Iron Reagan, in addition to appearing at Fun Fun Fun Fest, Pittsburgh's Skull Fest and the Gwar-B-Q, play the Acheron in Brooklyn with Eyehategod in July.

Finally, Municipal Waste will be jumping on the Overkill and Prong tour date at New Jersey's Starland Ballroom on September 27 with Apathy and Midnite Hellion also added to the bill (tickets). Jeeze, if only there was some kind of relaxing herb Hall could take to ease the stress of a slammed schedule. . .

All Municipal Waste dates along with the full Cannabis Corpse stream appear below

Continue reading "Cannabis Corpse LP streaming; Municipal Waste opening for Overkill, touring with Madball, playing Denver Black Sky II"

By Ian Chainey

Madball
Madball

NYHC heavies Madball are shooting a video for their next song "Born Strong" and they're on the lookout for extras. Per the band's Facebook:

MADBALL video shoot this THURSDAY, June 12th @ NOON sharp. All you LADIES, All you FELLAS.....come out and represent for the BORN STRONG shoot!!!!
327 Bowery, New York, NY 10003 (212) 228-0228.
"Born Strong" features Walls of Jericho's Candice Puopolo and is off of Madball's next album, Hardcore Lives, which will be released June 27 via the band's own Black N Blue label (preorder). We recently premiered the summery "Doc Marten Stomp" from the record, saying it was ". . .set to score many future drives from now until September."

The video shoot for "Born Strong" occurs the same day as the Body Count record release show at the Gramercy Theatre, which features Madball and Wisdom in Chains opening. Body Count's somewhat improbable Manslaughter saw its nationwide release this week (6/10) through Sumerian Records. The long-player includes a 2014 update of Suicidal Tendencies "Institutionalized" (DAMN COCO, can't the man play X-box?), a song titled "I Will Always Love You" (which isn't a Whitney/Dolly cover, shockingly), and the regrettably named, not-really-empowering anthem, "Bitch in the Pit." All in all, it's Planters nutty and that's it's greatest virtue and vice. Par for the course for Ice T.

Madball's "Born Strong" video shoot flyer along with the full stream of Body Count's Manslaughter appears below.

Continue reading "Madball need fans for NYC video shoot this week; Body Count released 'Manslaughter' (stream it)"

by Ian Chainey

photo by Randy Blythe
Madball

"They've been talking us down for so long, I almost started to believe them all."

Those are Madball singer Freddy Cricien's first unassisted words on new single "Doc Marten Stomp." He's not kidding about the "long" part. Freddy has fronted the NYHC DMS crew heavies since 1988. Back then, he was 12 and Madball was the fun Agnostic Front spinoff featuring bigger half-brother Roger Miret on bass. In 1989, Freddy yelped "hardcore lives" on debut EP Ball of Destruction. 25 years later, that ad-lib turned into the title for Madball's new album to be released by the band's own Black N Blue Label on June 27. (Preorder.) According to Freddy, it also continues to be a driving inspiration:

I've always felt that 'we as a scene' had to scream just a lil louder... to be heard! That said, Hardcore Lives, at least to us, is not just about a cool 'catchphrase,' it's about that rebellious spirit that doesn't give in... in life, music, whatever. It's about growing, evolving, and maintaining your integrity in the process. It's about family, overcoming adversity, and respect. All the things that matter inside and outside of the music realm. It's for everyone and anyone with an open mind and heart.
The key word is "family." Madball are all about inclusion if you're down to be included. Lyrics are purposefully anthemic and every-man. There are a lot of "brothers," "us," and assurance this is done for "you." The group take on nameless persecutors for you, providing a vicarious outlet to vent your real world obstacles. That's why "Doc Marten Stomp" is relatable. That's why it will mean something to a lot people. It's also why it's a killer summer song.

That's no typo. "Doc Marten Stomp" is set to score many future drives from now until September. Drummer Mike Justian putters with the lumbering rumble of a muscle car. Guitarist Mitts and bassist Hoya Roc temper punk riffs with NYHC's recognizable bounce. Cricien roars and croons with a throat full of grit. Using those elements as a foundation, the song builds towards a catchy crescendo. It's powerful pop as much as it Madball. It's earworm stuff, causing those within earshot to whisper-sing "for the black, for the blue" later on without noticing. It's not the Demonstrating My Style you might expect, but it's still a spirited call to arms; just one in a different key. You'll carry on heeding their order and you won't doubt it because, hey, you're one of them. That's the reason Madball will never die.

A stream of the new song premieres in this post and can be listened to, along with the "DNA" lyric video and Hardcore Lives details, below.

Madball also have a number of dates coming up this year, including This is Hardcore, Heavy Montreal, and opening slot at the Body Count record release show happening in NYC on June 12 at Gramercy Theatre, also with Wisdom In Chains opening. All upcoming Madball dates are listed below.

And though Madball didn't play this year, they (or at least Freddy) are among the producers of the Black N Blue Bowl which recently went down in Bushwick . Black N Blue's East Village Radio show ended the same week, they've already found a new home on Long Island.

Speaking of Wisdom In Chains, they also open for H2O (whose Toby Morse appears on Hardcore Lives) in NJ on July 29 at Asbury Lanes, along with Ensign, Krust and White Collar Crime. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (5/30) at noon.

Ensign also have other upcoming shows including NJ's Court Tavern on June 7 and NYC's Grand Victory on July 20 (tickets).

Meanwhile, White Collar Crime (the new band of Jake from Rocks Off, not to be confused with the other band of that name), make their NYC debut two days before the H2O show, opening the Subhumans / Casualties show at Le Poisson Rouge (7/27) which Rocks Off is presenting. Mischief Brew are on that bill too and tickets are still available.

Madball streams, with the list of tour dates and LP info, below...

Continue reading "Madball releasing 'Hardcore Lives' (listen to "Doc Marten Stomp" +++ tour dates & upcoming related shows)"

By Ian Chainey

Ruining Lives cover art
Prong album

Long-running metallers Prong will be going on tour this year. A long tour. A really long tour. Starting in July, Tommy Victor and his two compatriots will start their epic trek in Italy and will loop around the European festival circuit. Then they'll fly back to the US with an occasional co-headlining slate with vet thrashers Overkill. To wrap things up, Overkill and Prong will do another Euro run, ending up in the Netherlands. Total number of dates: 64. Total number of days: 116. Total haul: So much Frequent Flyer swag. Check out the full list of dates below.

Prong have kept surprisingly busy since reforming in 2002 after an initial run from 1986 to 1997 that saw the band break out thanks to post-thrash classic and request-line favorite "Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck." The outfit started life as something of a crossover act before finding the groove and machine precision of industrial. Unfortunately, over their career, they've been something of a revolving door when it comes to membership. Still, they've had their share of impressive musicians including Paul Raven (Killing Joke), Ted Parsons (Swans), and Troy Gregory (Flotsam and Jetsam). Current bassist Jason Christopher joined the group in 2012 and Arturo "Art" Cruz in 2014. But, through it all, singer/guitarist Tommy Victor has been the lone Prong constant while splitting time as Danzig's shredder. No word if Victor will be handling six-string duties for the reformed Samhain at Riot Fest.

On September 30, Prong will hit Gramercy Theatre in NYC sans Overkill. Ticket details are TBA for that one, but tickets are on sale for the show they play with Overkill at Starland Ballroom in NJ three days earlier.

In August, Overkill join Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax, D.R.I., Exodus, Municipal Waste, Body Count (who also have a Gramercy Theatre show coming up), Voivod, Hatebreed, Madball, Fucked Up and many more for the three day "Heavy Montreal" festival. Get yourself to Canada.

All Prong dates along with a cut from Prong's newest album Ruining Lives and a few classics appear below.

Continue reading "Prong touring with Overkill who play Heavy Montreal with Slayer, Metallica, Voivod, Municipal Waste & more (dates)"

by Ian Chainey

Body Count

The "legendary" Body Count, Ice-T's rap metal group known primarily for upsetting old white men in the early '90s, are releasing a new record. Titled Manslaughter, the LP will hit the streets on June 10 and will surely continue mining the same thought-provoking material as previous treatises like "Evil Dick," a song about Ice-T's evil dick. To ring in the event, Body Count will be playing a record release show in New York City The Gramercy Theatre on June 12. Tickets go on sale Friday (5/16), we promise the NSA isn't tracking your click.) Madball, the legendary NYHC outfit that can rightfully proceed their name with 'legendary,' will open the show, as will Wisdom in Chains. Apologies to most of you for burying the lede: There is a Madball show.

UPDATE (5/15): Tickets are now on Noisey presale (password: MUSICISDOPE).

Body Count's career has been interesting, not so much for their musical contributions (HI, THERE IS A SONG NAMED "EVIL DICK"), but for the controversy they've inspired. "Cop Killer" is their claim to fame, a police protest song that landed the outfit in a heap of trouble, earning condemnations from various police organizations, George Bush and Dan Quayle, the PRMC, and even Charlton Heston, who held the lyrics in his cold dead hands and read them aloud during a Time-Warner shareholders meeting. The track was subsequently pulled from Body Count's '92 eponymous debut, partly in reaction to the LA Riots that exploded following the acquittal of officers involved in the Rodney King beating. Millennials, I'll wait while you Wikipedia all of this.

Granted, the music doesn't hold up and most of the contemporary news blurbs and reviews read like a '90s version of the gas leak year. (For instance, Ice-T was accused of "selling out," which doesn't really read as inflammatory unless you remember when Ice-T was kind of awesome.) But. . .the project has a certain charm in the time capsule sense, along with the reams of oddball bar trivia tied to it. (Black Sabbath - Forbidden: Ice-T appears on the album, Body Count guitarist Ernie C. produced it. Yes, that Black Sabbath.) Not to mention, Ice-T's acting career (if they segue songs with the Law & Order drop, worth every penny) and reality show antics means this one-off show could be, well, kind of fun. At the very least, if you're an owner of the original Body Count CD†that's still bedecked in foot-long cardboard (this was a thing), now might be the time to sell.

Samples of Body Count's work and a couple golden oldies from Ice-T appear below.

Continue reading "Ice-T keeping Body Count alive, announces new album & NYC record release show"

This Is Hardcore

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...

Continue reading "This Is Hardcore 2014 lineup announced (Converge, Title Fight, Blacklisted, Madball, Incendiary, Code Orange Kids & more)"

Paul of Kill Your Idols/Deathcycle/Black Anvil at Acheron (more by Rebecca Reed)
Deathcycle

After releasing the full lineup for Black & Blue Bowl with Judge and immediately selling out, a second Judge show was announced for May 19th that featured many bands in the TBA column. Now those holes have been filled via a video trailer for the fest. Look for appearances from Kill Your Idols (!), Crown of Thornz, Indecision, Overthrow (LIHC), Bitter End, Strength Approach, Blind Justice and Coldside. Tickets are on sale online, or in person at Generation Records, NYHC Tattoo and Lotus Tattoo.

Check out the video trailer below.

Continue reading "Kill Your Idols announced as part of Black & Blue 2013"

Judge 2013

After selling out immediately and hearing the roar of outrage at not being able to get tickets, thankfully there will be quiet. Reunited NYHC greats Judge have added a second show at Webster Hall on May 19, this time with Madball, Crown of Thornz, Strength Approach, Coldside and more TBA. Tickets go on sale Friday (3/1) at 10 AM at Webster Hall or Pitchfork NY, with additional tickets available at NYHC Tattoos, Generation and Lotus Tattoo.

As discussed, Judge's first show is now sold-out but includes names like Breakdown, Bane, Altercation and more.

Agnostic Front

Agnostic Front are celebrating their 30th anniversary by playing the 1989 LP Live at CBGB on select dates, including at their recent shows in Long Island or Asbury Park. They'll do it again in NYC at Webster Hall on July 5th with support from Madball, Murphy's Law and Maximum Penalty. Tickets are on sale for the show which is one day before the Cro-Mags/Sick of it All show at the same space. Both shows are part of the the CBGB Festival which has badges of its own and which also recently added a Superchunk/Redd Kross show to its growing schedule.

Start the beatdown week with the Blood for Blood show at Highline Ballroom on June 30th. Tickets are on sale for that as well, and it also features The Unseen, Wisdom in Chains & Cruel Hand. Blood for Blood will also hit Club Lido in Revere, MA on June 29th.

Murphy's Law's Webster Hall appearance is one of at least two for the NYC band in the near future; they will also board the Half Moon as part of a Rocks Off boat cruise on August 12th. Tickets are on sale for what is basically an annual party on the sea (as long as the cops don't intervene)

A listing of all Agnostic Front dates and a live set from 2004, and more, below.

Continue reading "Agnostic Front keeps touring, playing 'Live @ CBGB' set @ CBGB Fest show w/ Madball & Murphy's Law"

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...

Continue reading "Revelation Records' 25th Anniversary; belated Youth of Today pics; Breakdown 87 demo lineup; Madball tonight"

photos by Jason House

Agnostic Front @ Santos Party House
Agnostic Front

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.

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!"

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...

Continue reading "Agnostic Front played Santos (pics & more dates), H2O releasing tribute album, playing shows too (dates) "

photos by Konstantin Sergeyev

Hard Skin at Bruar Falls on 10/25/10
Hard Skin

There are few punk/hardcore shows on the way in the next few weeks, but we'd be remiss without mentioning the surprise Hard Skin show that took place at Bruar Falls on 10/25/10. The show was one of two NYC shows for the comedic UK Oi band, as they also played Europa with Forgetters on Friday, 10/22 with The Rival Mob.

"Fat Bob had mentioned at the forgetters show on Friday that Hard Skin were playing on Monday night before they skipped back across the pond. Given the the rarity of their shows and the proximity to Drew's place, it seemed prudent to make it across the water to Colonial Williamsburg....

...The Hard Skin boys took the stage around the 11 o'clock hour and stirred the room up with a whole lot of Oi! Bruar may be a little small to contain such friskiness, but it was a pretty polite crowd despite the large drunk punk contingent and truth be told, the JS-NYC/ab rock Voltron was no paragon of sobriety by this point either. I had a good time, even given the curious tire deflations I returned to find on my iron steed when we got outside. Luckily, they were deflated and not punctured and Drew had a pump, so the good guys lived to ride another day. Good times all around. Not sure where/if HS are maintaining the web presence in this day and age, but you would do well to spend your weak American dollar on some of their swag and bring them back. Set to Googling, fresh-cut, and remember Hard Skin are good clean-cut fun." [Jaded Scenester]

Pictures from the Bruar Falls show adorn this post. Forgetters will play Bruar Falls TONIGHT (11/2) with Younger Lovers and Little Victory.

The Rival Mob is next scheduled to play with Sheer Terror at Webster Hall on November 28th. Breakdown, The Templars, Stigma, and Seizure Crypt are also on board and tickets are on sale.

Madball will play The Studio at Webster Hall on 12/13 with Lionheart, Bitter End as part of a string of dates for the trio. Incendiary will join them as local support. Ticket info is forthcoming, but full tour dates are below. Madball recently dropped their new LP Empire and parted ways with drummer Jay Weinberg (son of Max Weinberg).

Easy Action, featuring John Brannon of Negative Approach, will team up with The Men to play The Acheron on 11/15. The all ages show kicks off at 8PM. Easy Action tour dates are below.

The Queers will play Mercury Lounge on Jan 22nd. Tickets are on sale. The show is part of a short string of East Coast dates in 2011 that also includes Maxwell's one day before NYC; additional dates are below.

In a show dubbed "Brooklyn's Finest" (though BBG would beg to differ), Life of Agony will team up with Biohazard and Vision of Disorder to play Best Buy Theater on 12/16. Tickets are on sale.

And finally, LA's Youth Brigade (not the DC one with releases on Dischord) will play Mercury Lounge on 11/14. The show will be proceeded by a documentary on BYO Records and the band. Tickets are on sale.

All tour dates and more pictures of Hard Skin at Bruar Falls are below...

Continue reading "Hard Skin played CMJ (pics) w/ Forgetters ++ more upcoming punk/hardcore shows (Madball, Easy Action, LOA, Queers, etc) "

words & photos by BBG

How do Cro-Mags relate to Goatwhore? Read on...
Goatwhore

Get out your basketball jerseys. Black & Blue Bowl 2010 is billed as "The Return to NYC" and features the legendary Cro-Mags along with Madball, H20, Trapped Under Ice, Skarhead, and many others. It takes place this year at Webster Hall on 5/15. Tickets are on sale. Full show details with the poster are below.

It's not the only NYC show on the horizon featuring hardcore legends. The great Underdog will return with Inhuman, Billy Club Sandwich, and Staring Problem for a show in celebration of their forthcoming discography Matchless due on May 18th via Bridge 9. Santos Party House will do the honors on June 12th, and tickets are on sale.

Sick of It All's new LP Based On A True Story is due on Century Media on April 20th. The band's ninth full-length effort has sparked a hometown brawl in celebration; Tickets are on sale for their appearance at Gramercy Theater on 6/11. Support comes from Maximum Penalty, This is Hell, and Last Call Brawl. More dates below.

And lastly, the quest for animal liberation continues as Earth Crisis will kick off a tour with a headlining show at Gramercy Theater on April 22nd. Dudes in bandanna headbands are stoked. Tickets are on sale. The NYC date falls right before their appearance at the New England Hardcore & Metal Fest which also features Cro-Mags, Mastodon, Baroness, Gaza, Skeletonwitch, 1349, and a slew of others.

New England Hardcore & Metal Fest also made their presence felt at SXSW, where they featured a slew of bands including the unfucwitable Goatwhore, who headlined the day show at Emo's Annex on 3/19. Pics from that appearance, full Black & Blue details, SOIA & Earth Crisis dates, and videos are below...

Continue reading "Sick of it All & Earth Crisis touring (not together), Underdog, Cro-mags, Black & Blue Bowl 2010, Goatwhore @ SXSW, more"

by BBG

Toby Morse of H2O on vocals for Gorilla Biscuits (more)
Toby Morse of H2O

H20 celebrated 10 years of hardcore on Dec 30th, 2004. Five years later, the band is prepping to commemorate another landmark anniversary with a show at Gramercy Theater on 2/20/10 and a second at the Trocadero in Philly on 2/19. Tickets are on sale for the Gramercy show. Full dates are below.

The NYHC beatdown continues seven days later, when Killing Time teams up with Vision, Incendiary and Suburban Scum at Knitting Factory on 2/27. Tickets are on sale. Killing Time will be celebrating their new LP, Three Steps Back, which hits the shelves on 2/9/10. You can dig on sample tracks from the LP at their site and in a promotional video for the album below.

And finally, those in the mood for punishment on Valentine's Day (and not in an awesome, roughed up at a hardcore show way) can check out Freddy Madball the RAPPER when he opens up for the once great (Non-Phixion ruled) Ill Bill at Knitting Factory. Tickets are on sale, if you feel so inclined (I don't). Freddy Madball has a few songs streaming on his myspace, including an atrocious rap remake of "London Calling". We miss you Joe Strummer, but not this much.

H2O dates and the Killing Time video is below...

Continue reading "H2O celebrating 15 years (dates), Killing Time has a new LP (and a NYC show), Freddy Madball is a... rapper..."

by BBG

Happy Holidays! I take on more than I can handle. That results in a lot of unposted content. In the name of catching up, while also taking it easy during this final week of the year, here's some of that lost material.

10 for 10

The 10 for 10 tour featured somewhat different bands on different legs of the tour, but NYC featured the following in set order: War of Ages, The Ghost Inside, Crime In Stereo, Trapped Under Ice, Death Before Dishonor, This Is Hell, Vision, Terror, Poison The Well, and Madball.

Pictures from the July 10th show continued below...

Continue reading "Madball, Poison the Well & other bands @ Terminal 5 in NYC (the 10 for 10 tour) - pics "

10 for 10

Back in April we posted an interview with Jonah Matranga who is putting out a new Far album, and playing Mercury Lounge solo on May 21st (tickets). Since then he added a NJ show at Maxwell's. That happens to be TONIGHT (5/19). Tickets are still available.

Speaking of NJ shows, that Hold Steady show happening at Starland Ballroom is on sale. The band's NYC shows at Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall of Williamsburg are sold out.

The June 22nd NY Dolls show at Music Halll of Williamsburg is not yet sold out, and now they too are playing a NJ show at Starland Ballroom. The June 20th date goes on sale Wednesday at noon.

Poison the Well is co-headlining every date on a "10 For $10 summer tour" - ten bands for $10. Bands will vary at each stop.

Freddy Cricien of Madball said, "This 10 for 10 tour concept is way overdue in my opinion. I'm glad and thankful, that the people involved, stepped up to actually make something like this happen! Our genre (Hardcore) in the states, is in a "strange" place right now. There is somewhat of a lack of appreciation for this "sub-culture". A lot of people want to say they know certain bands, or are affiliated with this underground scene,etc,etc... Because it gives them some credibility, it sounds cool! Well, this is everyone's chance to re-introduce themselves, and actually get involved with a very unique and authentic genre/movement. It's also a chance for all of us, the bands, to show our stuff as well!"
Tickets are now on pre-sale for the tour that stops at Starland Ballroom (NJ) and Terminal 5 (NYC). NYC (tickets on sale Friday) gets Madball, Poison the Well, Terror, Vision, War of Ages, The Ghost Inside, Death Before Dishonor, Trapped Under Ice, Crime in Stereo, and This is Hell. NJ (tickets on sale Friday) has VOD (Vision and Vision of Disorder on the same bill) instead of Madball.

Tickets also recently went on sale for H2O, Sick of it All, Agnostic Front, and many other shows. All 10 for $10 dates below...

Continue reading "Jonah Matranga, Hold Steady, NY Dolls, Starland Ballroom, 10 for $10, VOD, Madball & other tickets"

Cro-Mags (jam) @ Fun Fun Fun Fest (more by Tyler Nutter)
Cro-Mags

Knitting Factory closes its Tribeca location for good on New Years Eve. I think that's one of the reasons so many good shows are starting to pop up there, one of which is the Anticon anniversary party on December 18th, and another of which is the Cro-Mags (jam) show happening in the main space of the club on December 28th...

Rocks Off Presents The Cro-Mags featuring John Joseph, Mackie, AJ from Leeway & Craig from Sick Of It All plus special guests Wisdom in Chains, Trapped Under Ice & more TBA!
That's the same Cro-Mags lineup I just saw in Austin. Read/see/watch more about that HERE and get tickets to the NYC show HERE.

Also coming up at Knitting Factory:

  • "Complete Control NYC & Guillotine present One Big Crowd: A tribute to the legendary A7 club w/ over 30 old & new school bands incl. Reagan Youth, Urban Waste, Jerry's Kids, False Prophets, Fatal Rage, Ism, Butch Lust & the Hypocrites, more!" This one is on December 6th, on all three floors. Tickets are only $20. flyer below.
  • Tributary Productions Presents: Absolution, No Escape (reunion), Vision, Backtrack. This is December 21st. Tickets are on sale.
This will be at least the third time Absolution played a reunion show in NYC since their first one at Knitting Factory in August. Live video from that one below.

Madball (with Mackie on drums) are going on tour with Suicidal Tendencies in December. They play Irving Plaza in NYC on December 4th.

H2O's November 23rd show was moved from Fillmore/Irving Plaza to Blender/Gramercy Theater.

Murphy's Law play Trash Bar in Brooklyn on December 12th.

Killing Time, as recently seen opening for Bad Brains at Irving Plaza, play Fins Pub in Oakdale, NY (Long Island) on the same day as the A7 Fest (12/6).

The video, a whole bunch of flyers, and even more dates, below....

Continue reading "Cro-Mags (jam) @ KF, Absolution (again), an A7 club tribute, Killing Time, Madball & other hardcore news "

by Black Bubblegum

DOWNLOAD: Khanate - "Wings From Spine" (MP3 Excerpt)
DOWNLOAD: Grey Machine - Vultures Descend (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Outlaw Order - Siege Mentality (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Millions - "Lest the Professor Catches Fire"(MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Orphan - "Bogman"(MP3)

Hmm.... who's guitar rig could this be?
Guitar rig

In his own special way, Stephen O'Malley dropped a bunch of news on his upcoming projects via a detailed discography. SOMA posted the following unreleased, unannounced records:

SUNN O)))
Che (SUNN O))) & Pan Sonic do a Suicide cover, pic 10" 2009)
Dimensions (TBA) (2xCD & 2xLP 2009)

Æthenor
Faking Gold & Murder (CD & LP 2008)

Khanate
Clean Hands Go Foul (LP & Picture Disc 2008, CD & CD Japan 2009)

So, TWO new sunn o))) records, a Khanate, AND an Æthenor record! We knew that sunn 0))) was working on a new record, but a quick search turned up that Blast First (Petite) will drop that sunn 0))) and Pan Sonic pic 10". On further review, Æthenor's website reveals the following:
David Tibet sings and contributes lyrics on the forthcoming Æthenor album; other guests are Kristoffer Rygg (Ulver) and long time Æthenor collaborator Alexander Tucker [who just played ATP].

Tentatively titled 'Faking Gold and Murder' from a line in the text, Æthenor is the project of Sunn O)))'s Stephen O'Malley, Vincent de Roguin (Shora) and Daniel O'Sullivan (Guapo)

Most importantly though, what the hell is that Khanate record Clean Hands Go Foul?!? Stephen O'Malley had this to say:
The long lost 4th KHANATE album Clean Hands Go Foul will finally emerge later this year. This was recorded directly after the Capture & Release album at Bisi Studio Brooklyn February 2005.
James Plotkin, bassist for Khanate, posted one unreleased song excerpt to his website, "Wings From Spine" which is downloadable above. Will "Wings" appear on Clean Hands Go Foul? Who knows, but in the meantime prepare for the thundering evil doom of the mighty Khanate! On a related note, Plotkin's Khlyst, is taking orders for Chaos Live, a multicamera live DVD shot at Hydra Head's CMJ show in 2006. While you're there, pick up Boris's limited-to-1000 Floorshaker 12".

Mastodon's Brent Hinds had a little run-in with King Khan over the weekend, and while we have heard King Khan's side of the story, ridiculous pictures included, we haven't heard a peep from Brent Hinds. My thoughts echo that of one astute Blabbermouth reader: "The real victim here is the beer". Brann Dailor of Mastodon was recently interviewed by Metal Injection.

Justin Broadrick (Jesu, ex-Godflesh) dropped a bombshell of sorts.... a new project, Grey Machine, featuring Aaron Turner (Isis), Diarmuid Dalton (Jesu), and Dave Cochrane (Transitional)! From the upcoming album Disconnected, the band posted "Vultures Rise" available for download above!

Crom is back on the west coast, but evidence from their east coast killing spree is popping up all over the net. Check out pics from their show in Worcester, MA at Return To The Pit, an interview with a shirtless Crom at Vice magazine, as well as audio (and video below) from their appearance at WFMU.

Crom Live at WFMU, Mayhem, Amon Amarth, Baroness, Tweak Bird, Bison BC and more below.....

Continue reading "This Week In METAL (09/30/08)"

Bloodclot @ Studio B, April 5, 2008 (Destroy Babylon)
Bloodclot

Tickets for the five NYC Rancid shows go on sale Saturday @ 10am....

Rancid
AUGUST 13th with Sick Of It All & Bloodclot
AUGUST 14th with Theo and the Skyscrapers & Westbound Train
AUGUST 15th with Capital Radio And Big D & The Kids Table
AUGUST 16th with Murphy's Law & Shiragirl
AUGUST 17th with Madball & Bomb the Music Industry
Some of the same bands played last week's Superbowl of Hardcore in Brooklyn. Videos from that below....

Continue reading "RANCID - openers & TICKETS +++ Black n Blue Bowl footage"

by Black Bubblegum

NYHCThe brothers Koller (aka Sick Of It All) won't be there, but the brothers Miret (Roger Miret, Agnostic Front) & Cricien (Freddy Cricien, Madball) will..... and by there I mean the Black & Blue Bowl 2008. This year's festival (FKA the Superbowl Of Hardcore) will take place at Studio B (same as last year) and will feature, in addition to NYHC legends and headliners Agnostic Front & Madball, LA's Terror, a reunited Breakdown, Fahrenheit 451, Backfire, Setback and many others.... Tickets are on sale here.

NYHCSo just because the Koller brothers won't be there, don't mean they slackin on they pimpin.... au contraire! The boys will be preparing for a two month European tour with Wisdom In Chains, but not before showing the east coast some love... including this Saturday night (Feb 9) at the Highline Ballroom (tickets are still available) with Black & Blue Bowl participants Death Before Dishonor & Bloodclot (featuring John Joseph of the Cro-Mags, who just released his memoirs). SBOH flyer, and all dates, below....

Continue reading "Sick of It All, Agnostic Front, Black n Blue Ball, Tour Dates"

DOWNLOAD: Madball - For my Enemies (MP3)

Madball @ CBGB

Madball was a sweet last minute addition to the last hardcore matinee show at CBGB's on Sunday October 8, 2006. Vocalist Freddy kept saying he never thought he'd play on the CBGB stage AGAIN. That was before his final-final appearance which was when he later joined his big brother Roger on stage.

Continue reading "Madball @ CBGB (last hardcore matinee), NYC | pics"

As if this show needed to get any better, Blabbermouth reports that Madball will play with Harley's War, Murphy's Law, Sick of It All, and Agnostic Front at CBGB on October 8th.

Previously
Avail, Underdog & Bouncing Souls opening for Bad Brains
Gorilla Biscuits @ CBGB (Sept 06), NYC | pics
Leeway & Madball | 2006 Tour Dates, CBGB