Entries tagged with: Strife
by Andrew Sacher
World Be Free -- the new band featuring Terror vocalist Scott Vogel, Gorilla Biscuits/CIV's Sammy Siegler and Arthur Smilios, Strife's Andrew Kline, and Joe Garlipp of Despair and Envy (the NY band) -- release their debut album The Anti-Circle this week (2/5) via Revelation Records (pre-order). We've already posted a few songs, and now we've got the premiere of the whole album. Gorilla Biscuits and other classic Revelation bands are the main reference points here. World Be Free is basically a trip back to the youth crew era, but they do it so convincingly (and have guys who were actually there) that it doesn't come off like mere revival or imitation. They've also got their old pal Walter Schreifels guesting on "I'm Done." Give this thing a rip for yourself, below.
The band is also touring, including NYC on February 21 at Saint Vitus with Manipulate, Blind Justice and Jesus Piece. Tickets for that show are still available. Other dates on the tour are with classic Rev band Judge (another band of Sammy Siegler's).
All dates are listed, with the album stream, below...
by Andrew Sacher
photo: Judge at FFF 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
New York hardcore greats Judge's shows are pretty rare these days, though they do play a few a year and they're promising East Coast shows for 2016. So far they announced Albany, Philly, and Cambridge shows and wrote, "Ok East Coast friends. We heard you and we are coming back around in 2016. Let's start with this. Stay tuned for a few other dates." Let's hope they play another hometown show. Their last one was in 2013.
All of those dates are with World Be Free, the new band of Judge drummer Sammy Siegler (also of Youth of Today, CIV, Gorilla Biscuits and more). The whole lineup's pretty impressive, with Terror's Scott Vogel on vocals, Strife's Andrew Kline on guitar, another Gorilla Biscuits member Arthur Smilios on bass, and Joe Garlipp of Envy (the NY band, not the Japanese band) and Despair on guitar. Their debut album, The Anti-Circle, comes out on February 5 via Revelation Records (former home of Judge, Gorilla Biscuits, Youth of Today, etc). From the sound of the two singles, "World Be Free" and "Breakout or Busted," this is right up the alley of those classic youth crew bands that Sammy and Arthur played in. Check them out below.
World Be Free have other dates without Judge, including Brooklyn's Saint Vitus on 2/21. Tickets for that show will be on sale soon. All dates are listed below.
by Ian Chainey
Split Image album art
Venice, California crossover thrashers Excel will be playing a one-off show with fellow SoCal-ians Strife on June 17 at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn. Tickets are on sale now.
The show is yet another neat development in a flurry of recent activity for Excel, who reformed in 2012 after a 17 year break. Earlier this week, it was announced Southern Lord would repress the outfit's debut LP, Split Image. Released in 1987, Split Image was a landmark recording in the then-burgeoning Venice scene that counted bands like Suicidal Tendencies, No Mercy, and Beowülf within its ranks. The album matched the quick push of thrash with the pull of chunky core strums, all delivered with a snottiness befitting its punk roots. The re-release will include heaping helpings of bonus material (demos, collected comp tracks), new art, and a book of photos. Keep your eyes peeled for pre-orders, as those will be fulfilled with a gift: a limited single collecting two tracks from the group's early demo days.
Of course, the more hardcore-aligned Strife are no slouches themselves, also hitting the Boston date of the Chain of Strength reunion tour.
To get you ready for the show, take a gander at both bands playing live and a Split Image video below...
Chain of Strength at Acheron in 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Hardcore vets Chain of Strength, who were briefly around from 1988 to 1991, reunited in 2012 for Revolution 25 (pics) at Irving Plaza and a much smaller Brooklyn show at Acheron (pics). They've since played LA in 2013 and it turns out the reunion isn't over yet, as they'll be going on a short Northeast tour in June with Turnstile, Strife, Mindset and Praise which brings them back to Brooklyn's Acheron on June 15. Tickets for that show go on sale via Ticketfly on May 8. All dates are listed below.
The brief tour is leading up to their appearance at Canada's Amnesia Rockfest (6/20-21) with blink-182, Motley Crue, Weezer, Alice In Chains, Megadeth, Primus, Danzig with Doyle, Mastodon, Cock Sparrer, Black Flag, Fear, Dead Kennedys, Misfits, Joan Jett, Brand New, Taking Back Sunday, Meshuggah, Henry Rollins, Rocket from the Crypt, Judge, Strife, Glassjaw, Dying Fetus, Cannibal Corpse, Title Fight and many more. Tickets for that fest are on sale now.
Full Amnesia Rockfest lineup, with the list of Chain of Strength dates, a video of their 2012 Acheron show and the tour flyer, below...
Put the rumors and gossiping to rest, the BNB Takeover proudly announced the complete line-up for this year's Black N Blue Bowl which will feature a highly anticipated reunion from JUDGE. A complete list of announced bands and details are as follows;Check out the full lineup below...
photos by Lukas Hodge, words by Lauren Jackson
Last night (12/3), reunited Cali crew Strife hit St. Vitus, supported by Supertouch, NJ's Suburban Scum and Crushed. And if you went to the concert thinking that a humid Monday evening might be mellow, you'd soon discover how wrong that assessment was. And discovery probably came in the form of a ricocheting elbow or rogue two-step.
But it wasn't just about the pit. The crowd's enthusiasm overflowed from start to finish, even people hanging on the fringes were singing along during the show. When Strife took the stage, the room exploded with cheers, applause, and some unidentified guttural noises coming from the select few already circling around in anticipation.
Their set was peppered with new material and favorites from their first two LPs like "Through and Through", "Blistered", and "To An End". And, as if they were worried there wasn't enough mosh material in there, Strife closed with Black Flag's "Rise Above," ending the night with gusto... and several blows to the head.
More pictures and video from Saint Vitus are below.
Strife's Witness a Rebirth is out now. Check out some full video sets of Strife and Supertouch below.
It's been 11 years since LA hardcore band Strife has hit the studio, and now the reactivated crew (four of the five served on their hit In This Defiance LP) have a new record, Witness A Rebirth. As much an album title as it is a call towards their resurrection, Strife has employed names like Iggor Cavalera and members of Terror to help out with the new LP, only their fourth in a 21 year history. Look for Witness A Rebirth to hit on November 6 via 6131 Records, but you can stream the new track "Torn Apart" for the first time below.
Don't forget, Strife will be on the East Coast soon. Until then, stream the new song and check out a couple videos below.
by Fred Pessaro //BBG
Integrity at A389 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro //BBG)
Integrity have scheduled a three-date, mostly East Coast jaunt that will include a stop in Connecticut, Boston and Cleveland. Look for Dwid and co to take on The El N Gee in New London, CT on October 26 alongside appearances from Ringworm and The IG! Fits. Tickets are on sale. Integrity is also scheduled to appear at the now-sold-out A389 Anniversary in January.
In other early Victory Records band news (sorry if that sounds like a dirty word), Strife have reunited and will play a pair of shows outside of NYC, including stops at The El N Gee on 11/30 with Supertouch, Death Before Dishonor and more, as well as 12/1 in Philadelphia at The Barbary with Down To Nothing, Mother of Mercy, Suburban Scum, Dead End Path and more. The shows are in celebration of Strife's Witness a Rebirth, the band's new LP due on 6131 Records.
All Integrity dates and video of their full set at the same venue last year is below.
DOWNLOAD: Gay For Johnny Depp - "Suckcess" (MP3)
It's a hard road to tread when press refers to you as "the band that taste forgot", but depending on what you're going for, that could be a complement (and in this case, I think it is). Bringing to mind the post-hardcore nuttiness associated with bands like Refused, The Blood Brothers and Daughters (RIP?), Brooklyn wildmen Gay For Johnny Depp are prepping to release a new six track EP entitled Sex Vid Singles Club. The band, which features members of Mind Over Matter and Errortype 11 in their ranks, will release the EP on October 12 via Shinebox Recordings (A new label). The EP will serve as a primer for the band's full length which is due in February 2011. Dig on "Suckcess" above and a video for literally every other song below.
GFJD currently has one date on its calendar,10/21 at
Matchless Death by Audio with Strife, Cruel Hand, Batillus (who just played Cake Shop), and Primitive Weapons (lineup seems to be up in the air) as part of CMJ (it's the Shinebox Recordings showcase).
The show is part of a short east coast tour one of two in NYC that the ex-straight-edge kingpins Strife are scheduled to play that week, They also play Mercury Lounge on 10/20 as part of the Converse-presented "True Til Def" show with the decidedly non-straight-edge crew of Priestess, Earthless, Disembodied, Iron Age, and Naam. Smoke 'em if you got 'em and head to the site to RSVP to the free CMJ show.
Tracklisting and tons of videos are below....