Entries tagged with: Revelation Records
When Long Island's Beyond appeared out of nowhere with their Dew It! demo in 1988, they brought something matchless upon the scene. With a love for both their hometown Hardcore scene as well as D.C's Dag Nasty - not to mention a covert sprinkling of the chops they learned from their origins in Heavy Metal - the band rapidly rose within the ranks of the scene. Upon the strengths of the demo alone, they were soon touring with the likes of Gorilla Biscuits and Judge.NYHC vets Beyond (who, as the above quote points out, included a future member of Bold and Quicksand) have been reunited for a bit now, but shows are still few and far between. They'll play a rare hometown show on October 29 at Saint Vitus with Nuclear Age, which Noisey is presenting. The lineup for this show is Kevin Egan, Larry Gorman, Tom Capone and Vic DiCara (also of 108, Shelter, Burn and Inside Out). Tickets are on sale now.
But within a year of Beyond entrenching themselves in the NYHC scene they were falling apart at the seams due to collegiate responsibilities and guitarist Tom Capone joining Bold on second guitar (which would eventually lead to him forming Quicksand with Walter Schreifels). But there is no doubt of the impact they have left upon the Hardcore scene many years after the fact. ['NYHC 1980-1990' author Tony Rettman for Noisey]
The show is a release party for the Revelation Records reissue of their 1988 demo Dew It!, which comes packed with a session they recorded for the WNYU radio show "Crucial Chaos." Order yours. Tracklist, and a stream of "One Kind Word" from Dew It!, below.
by Andrew Sacher
The UK's Violent Reaction recall old school straight edge hardcore and Oi!, and they're set to deliver another dose of that on their sophomore LP, Marching On. It's due March 31 via the legendary Revelation Records, which has been responsible for a handful of the band's straight edge influences. (For example, a recent press photo has singer Tom P wearing the shirt of Rev co-founder Ray Cappo's band Youth of Today.) Listen to the just-released "No Pride" (via Lambgoat) and three other rippers from the LP, below.
Violent Reaction were on our side of the pond with The Flex last year, and they'll return for another tour here this spring. The tour is leading up to DC's Damaged City Fest, and it hits NYC along the way at Acheron on April 3 with La Misma, Arms Race, Standoff and NYC Headhunters. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
All dates are listed, with the four song streams, below...
by Ian Chainey
Bold at Rev25, 2012 (more by Rebecca Reed)
In addition to playing Philadelphia's This is Hardcore 2014 with 'all of the bands' (a scientific measurement), classic youth crew hardcore group Bold have scheduled a set at Brooklyn's Saint Vitus on July 24 with Give and other openers to be announced (tickets). The lineup consists of Bold's 1989 incarnation, featuring Matt Warnke (vocals), Tim Brooks (bass), Porcell (guitar), Tom Capone (guitar), and Drew Thomas (drums). Join with them, they have a plan.
In related news, Revelation Records reissued the compilation New York City Hardcore: The Way It Is. The 1988 collection documented NYHC at a crucial moment, rounding up the likes of Bold, Gorilla Biscuits, Breakdown, Youth of Today, Sick of it All, and others. The repress can be had on CD or gold vinyl and is available Tuesday (6/17).
Gorilla Biscuits also play a free House of Vans show in July with Bouncing Souls. RSVP for that is closed.
Streams of the compilation along with a Bold live video below...
by Andrew Sacher
Title FIght at House of Vans in June (more by Maclyn Bean)
Kingston, PA punks Title Fight have announced they'll release the followup to 2012's Floral Green with a new EP, Spring Songs, on November 12. And in pretty interesting news, the EP is coming out on Revelation Records, the post-hardcore oriented label which celebrated its 25th anniversary last year as is responsible for putting out albums by Youth of Today, Quicksand, Judge, Into Another, Chain of Strength, and more. The first single from the EP, "Be A Toy," is sung by guitarist Jamie Rhoden, who sang some of the more toned-down tracks on Floral Green like "Head in the Ceiling Fan," and this one's in that realm as well. Check it out below (via SPIN).
Title Fight have a tour coming up with Balance and Composure (who we just caught opening for Glassjaw), Portland, ME hardcore kids Cruel Hand, and Bethlehem, PA emo band Slingshot Dakota. No NYC show on that tour, but all dates, including shows in Connecticut, Philly, and Long Island, are listed below.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
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.
Into Another @ Bowery Ballroom, 12/16/2012
Into Another played Bowery Ballroom last night (12/16), the last of a string of East Coast dates with Brooklyn's own Primitive Weapons. The short stint was IA's only dates scheduled for the US, save for their involvement in Chicago's Revelation Records party early next year. Tour dates are below, along with more pictures from Bowery Ballroom below.
photos by Rebecca Reed
BOLD/Battery at Rev25, 10/13/2012
The third night of the Revelation Records 25th anniversary celebration (10/13) featured the reunited Chain of Strength (who played Acheron and the night before), NYHC favorites Bold, DC's Battery, Shai Hulud (with their original vocalist) and upstarts Shook Ones. The show marked the halfway point of a four night stay at Irving Plaza.
Meanwhile, across town the same night, Saint Vitus was hosting a sold out appearance from Sunday's headliner Into Another who would go on to headline the final night at Rev25 and just announced more dates.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Into Another at Rev 25, 10/14/2012 (photo by Rebecca Reed)
Between last night and Saturday, my Facebook feed lit up like a fucking Christmas tree with praise for reunited post-hardcore heroes Into Another. The NYC band headlined the final night of the Revelation Records 25th anniversary celebration at Irving Plaza last night (10/14) and if you missed that show or their headlining date at Saint Vitus on 10/13, you're in luck. Into Another have scheduled a new set of dates before the year is up, and all in the Northeast, including a stop at Bowery Ballroom on 12/16. Ticketing info is forthcoming.
If you missed either Into Another show this weekend, check them out this December but make sure to check out the video from Saint Vitus before you do. Tour flyer, video and dates are below.
photos by Rebecca Reed
Sick of it All / Chain of Strength @ Irving Plaza, 10/12/2012
The second night of the Revelation Records 25th anniversary (on 10/12) featured a headlining appearance from the recently added Sick of it All, along with sets from the reunited Chain of Strength (who played Acheron), NJ's Mouthpiece, DC favorites Damnation A.D. plus Popeye of Farside, who opened the evening with a solo performance. The show marked the halfway point of a four night stay at Irving Plaza (pics from the first night HERE).
Meanwhile, Friday night also featured another Revelation-related show, a sold-out appearance of night one performers On The Might of Princes at Saint Vitus.
More pictures from Rev25 night two are below.
Texas is The Reason at St. Vitus 10/10/2012
Texas is The Reason took the stage at St. Vitus Wednesday night (10/10) to perform a semi-secret late night mini-set at the end of the Gameface/Descender/Model Home show. The appearance was in addition to their showing at a sold-out Music Hall of Williamsburg with States & Kingdoms earlier that night. Pictures from both shows are below.
Enthusiasm ran high in the lead-off sets by Descender and Model Home, which was quickly followed by the last minute addition of Long Island emo heroes On The Might of Princes. By the time OTMOP took the stage, the dim back room of St. Vitus was crackling with giddy, adolescent energy. Someone shouted, "Is anyone here NOT from Long Island?" a split second before all the lights went out. And as the stage lit up, frontman Jason Rosenthal's strident, melancholic voice pierced into the long-since-past malcontent suburban kid of yesteryear.
For their set, St. Vitus wasn't St. Vitus, but the VFW Hall in Bellmore ten years ago or the rec center in Huntington... whatever deeply personal and nostalgic place that hardcore was born for them. Out of nowhere, strangers draped arms over each other's shoulders, smiled, and sang together with total abandon because they weren't strangers, really -- they shared a collective memory of this band, and that was all that mattered.
That sense of camaraderie carried through Gameface into Texas is the Reason. Though their set was short, the die-hards stuck it out til the end and reaped the reward of an intimate performance -- much smaller than the Music Hall of Williamsburg they played earlier that same evening and the Irving Plaza last night (10/11). Texas rattled through fan favorites like "Back and to the Left" and "A Jack with One Eye," as well as the lesser known but beloved "If It's Here When We Get Back, It's Ours." Even when they finished playing, there was no usual refrain of "That's it?!" Everyone was sated --audience and band included.
Texas is The Reason went on to play Revelation 25 last night and pictures from Irving Plaza are on the way. Until then, check out pictures from Music Hall of Williamsburg, pictures of Texas is The Reason and Gameface from Saint Vitus, and video of TiTR, Gameface and OTMOP all below.
Chain of Strength / flying trashcans at Acheron 10/11/2012
Chain of Strength played Acheron last night (10/11) joined by support from Clear and Creem, a prequel to their two-night stay as part of Revelation 25. As expected, the lines at Acheron were massive by the time door hit at 11PM, with Brooklyn's Creem hitting at 11:30 sharp and the entire affair all wrapped up by 1:30AM. The room was wall-to-wall stagedives, X'd-up hands and energy for the entirety of their set. Pictures and video from Acheron are below.
Meanwhile across town, the punk antidote to Chain of Strength was playing Lulu's: Japanese noise-punks D-Clone with Perdition, Nomad, Bortgang and more. Who went?
More pictures / video from Acheron are below, along with set times for the remainder of the Revelation shows.
Confirmed! Texas is The Reason, who sold out Irving Plaza and the show they are playing at Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight (10/10), will scoot on up Manhattan Avenue to play a surprise, second show as part of tonight's show at Saint Vitus with On The Might of Princes, Game Face, Descender and Model Home. Entry is FREE, 21+ only.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Sick of it All at Webster Hall, 2011 (more by Kurt Christensen)
Sick of it All have been added as the special guest at the Revelation 25 show on Friday (10/12) at Irving Plaza, joining on Chain of Strength, Mouthpiece, Damnation AD and the newly added Popeye. Tickets are still available.
In related news, Texas is The Reason play a sold-out show with States & Kingdoms at Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight (10/10) and will be at Rev25 on Thursday with Underdog, Shades Apart, Gameface, and On The Might Of Princes. Both shows are sold-out.
In other news, Project X and Curl Up and Die have dropped off the Revelation shows entirely. Check out flyers for all Revelation shows below.
sign at Death by Audio via @andrewstclair
Following 285 Kent's lead, as of October 1, 2012, five-year-old Williamsburg DIY spot Death by Audio is now a NO SMOKING venue. Our clothes thank you.
Speaking of, Great Design says S. 2nd & Kent is "Where Sound is Born." No show at DbA tonight, btw.
You can also make money off the new Death Grips album.
Speaking of BitTorrent and Death Grips, the rap-noise crew are the most downloaded artist on BitTorrent for the first half of 2012, with over 34 million downloads, beating Counting Crows, DJ Shadow, and Pretty Lights.
Happy Birthday to Talib Kweli (37), Gwen Stefani (43), Tommy Lee (50) and Lindsey Buckingham (61).
We premiered a new Riverboat Gamblers video on BV Austin.
You can stream the new Converge record in full.
Touche Amore do a great cover of The Replacements' "Unsatisfied" for their new split with The Casket Lottery (out now on No Sleep Records). Meanwhile, The Casket Lottery offer their take on Beach House's "Myth." Stream the entire release (both bands offer an original song as well) at the No Sleep Bandcamp.
Legendary black metal crew Von, widely considered to be the first US black metal band, have released a new song (!) in "Jesus Stain" from their upcoming Satanic Blood due on Oct 31. Stream that track below courtesy of Decibel Magazine.
Meanwhile you can catch Silver Apples at Public Assembly.
Then you can catch Silver Apples at 92YTribeca.
Help save the Historic Slave Theater in Bed-Stuy.
More stuff below...
Not satisfied enough with the current lineup, Revelation Records have added a "Special Guest" headliner to mix it up with Chain of Strength, Mouthpiece, and Damnation AD on 10/12 at Irving Plaza. Tickets are still available for that night and other shows during the four-day celebration of the influential hardcore label.
Who could it be? It definitely isn't Quicksand, whose bassist is out on tour with Deftones in that timeframe.
The additional shows surrounding Revelation 25 (which now features Project X) have been popping up like mad, with announcements of On The Might of Princes and Texas is The Reason both recently surfacing. I wouldn't expect the bleeding to stop anytime soon, case and point: Into Another have added another NYC appearance, this time at Saint Vitus on October 13. Tickets are on sale for their first NYC appearance in 16 years(!).
So far no word on any additional dates for the reunited hardcore favorites, but until then check out live video of the band from their June reunion show below.
Texas Is The Reason
As mentioned, the Revelation Records 25th Anniversary shows are going down in NYC at Irving Plaza this October. The first happens on October 11 with reunited emo vets Texas Is The Reason. That show immediately sold out, but the band have added another NYC show which will take place one day earlier (10/10) at Music Hall of Williamsburg with States & Kingdoms (ex-Rival Schools and Thursday). Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (8/17) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (8/15) at noon.
The Texas Is The Reason reunion is also the subject of a short film by Steve Pedulla called It is Happening Again: A Texas is the Reason Microfilm. You can watch part 1 of that film below.
Texas Is The Reason isn't the only reunited band playing another NYC show surrounding Revelation 25. As discussed, On The Might of Princes will play Saint Vitus on October 12 one day after playing Revelation 25 (10/11). Tickets for that show are still available.
As mentioned, Project X (Alex Brown, Porcell, Walter Schreifels and Sammy Siegler) was recently added to the Revelation Records anniversary too.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Project X was a short-lived hardcore punk/youth crew band from New York City, and also the name of their only release, being a five-track EP. The band consisted of members of other prominent NYC hardcore bands Gorilla Biscuits, Youth of Today, Side by Side and Judge.
Project X contains Alex Brown, Porcell, Walter Schreifels and Sammy Siegler, and the band is confirmed to join on for the Revelation 25 Festival scheduled for October 11 - 14 at Irving Plaza. So far no word on which day their show will be, but in the meantime you can get your tickets for all nights HERE.
Sammy's other band CIV will play NYC soon with Sick of it All.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
In addition to their previously discussed appearance at Revelation 25, the reunited On The Might of Princes have added another, smaller show at Saint Vitus on October 12 (one day after their Rev appearance) with Tidal Arms, Image Society (ex Encrypt Manuscript) and World's Fair (ex Yes Sensei). Tickets are on sale and going fast.
On The Might of Princes have reunited before, playing sporadically since their split in May 2004. The band members have been involved in other projects such as The Brass, Vehicles, Gracer, Villa Vina, Limbs, Small Arms Dealer, and Primitve Weapons in the time since. Speaking of Primitive Weapons (who no longer use the services of OTMOP drummer Chris Enriquez), the band plays Saint Vitus on August 3rd with Mares of Thrace, Pilgrim and new addition Windhand (unmissable!).
Thursday, October 11, 2012Revelation 25 happens October 11 - 14 at Irving Plaza in NYC. Tickets are currently on artist presale for all dates (day one, day two, day three, day four, four day pass), with regular sale hitting Friday (7/13) at 10AM. Anyone have the password? What do you think of the lineup?
Texas Is The Reason
On The Might Of Princes
Friday, October 12, 2012
Chain Of Strength
Curl Up And Die
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Chain Of Strength
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Youth Of Today
(Still waiting for that Quicksand show.)
Youth of Today at Acheroon, January 2012 (more by Jason House)
The East Coast version of the Revelation Records 25 lineup officially exploded with the announcement of 8 new bands (!) to their lineup which happens October 11 - 14 at Irving Plaza in NYC. Joining the previously discussed Chain of Strength, Into Another, Bold and Texas is The Reason will be appearances from Youth of Today, Supertouch, Underdog, Iceburn, Battery, Shai Hulud, Gameface, and Mouthpiece. No word on who else will be in the lineup, or when we can expect tickets to surface but we'll keep you informed.
Flyers for Revelation Records 25 are below.
The previously discussed dates (10/11 - 10/14) for the Revelation Records 25h Anniversary show have been confirmed publicly by the label who has now released a second flyer. The first was the one with the "X" that we posted about 6/17 (which went up on the Revelation site the next day) and now we have this second flyer which clearly points out the state of Texas. Can we look forward to Chain of Strength with Texas is The Reason? Seems alot more likely than Quicksand.
UPDATE: Looks like Into Another is on board, from the looks of the flyer below (that came from the Revelation Records website).
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....
Walter of Quicksand at Union Pool (more by Redboy)
According to trusted sources, NYC post-hardcore greats Quicksand will return to NYC to play a "free or cheap" show at the end of this summer and will NOT play the discussed Revelation Anniversary shows in NYC as previously speculated and rumored (though those shows are happening with other bands). The yet-to-be-announced NYC date will take place in the days leading up to their already confirmed appearance at FYF in Los Angeles. The band feels the need to make their return in their hometown before making the trek to LA, to ensure that they can "give back" to the city they call home.
It's probably worth noting that FYF, who are hosting Quicksand in LA, are also the presenters of the House of Vans shows in NYC, and that House of Vans still has four TBA lineups to announce (nothing is confirmed at the moment though). (The first House of Vans 2012 show happens this week with the Rapture).
Quicksand, which contains all original members (Walter Schreifels, Tom Capone, Alan Cage and Sergio Vega) has changed their band status from inactive to active after they made their return at Revelation Records' 25th anniversary spectacular on the West Coast. So far no additional plans are known, but reportedly the show went well enough that the band is considering additional dates through the end of 2012, schedule permitting.
More on this story as it develops, but I've already blocked off the month of August as "busy."
Reminder, Sergio of Quicksand is currently serving as bassist for Deftones, who'll tour this summer and play the NYC area twice.
Is this flyer real?
The above flyer recently popped up on Facebook and though there is not any concrete confirmation on the dates, it seems to go along with recent reports of a set of NYC shows to counter-balance the 25th Anniversary spectacular on the West Coast. No word on who may play the event, the significance of the "X" (other than the obvious straight-edge connection), but rumors have names like Quicksand (who reunited for the celebration), Chain of Strength, and some of the other usual suspects from the recent Pomona shows. Fingers crossed.
Check out some recently surfaced video of full sets by Sick of it All, Youth of Today and Quicksand from the California shows below alongside an old Chain of Strength set from the 90s.