Thursday, March 5, 2015

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To celebrate the upcoming reissue of Groundwork's 'Today We Will Not Be Invisible Or Silent LP, the band will be playing one reunion show that will coincide with 20th Anniversary fest for King Of The Monsters in Arizona.  It's already a great lineup with Groundwork and Crudos, but some of the bands that have yet to be announced will blow a few minds as well.

Stay tuned for more details as they emerge.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

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As some of you may have noticed, the links to Chokehold remasters that I did a good seven or eight years ago have slowly been going dead, and aren't being re-uploaded.  While that could initially seem like bad news, something great has actually been in the works for a while now, and it's that the lovely folks over at A389 Recordings will be reissuing the Chokehold discography in the Summer of 2015.

They have some great little surprises planned for this reissue that I'm quite sure everyone will be very happy with.  I was actually in Baltimore last weekend, and I got to hear some of the remasters.  Brad Boatright over at Audiosiege has done a fantastic job of bringing all the recordings to their full potential.
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It appears that a new Earth Crisis 7" will be surfacing on may 19th via Bullet Tooth Records.  Full label press release below the image.

Earth Crisis' chugging riffs and barked declarations served as the mouthpiece of America's vegan straight-edge movement throughout the '90s, detailing the ideas of animal and human liberation, drug-free living, and personal empowerment through hardcore music. The band is proud to announce a new 4 song 7" vinyl and CD release "THE DISCIPLINE" comingMay 19, 2015 on Bullet Tooth. The EP will have two newly recorded songs from the band's pioneering debut album "Destroy The Machines", and two unreleased songs die-hard fans may recognize from unreleased demos from the 90s.

Founding member, guitarist and song writer Scott Crouse, commented, "We think the songs on Destroy The Machines are still strong, and relevant, two decades later. We have always wanted to re-record them, and figured the 20 year anniversary of the album was a fitting occasion. Our intention isn't to erase the original versions, just offer another version we feel will offer the power and clarity the songs deserve.  We also decided to record two songs we demo'd years ago because they're great and people need to hear them! "Behind The Mask" and "Time Of Strife" are timeless and we think ExC fans will love them."

There is some long history between Earth Crisis and Bullet Tooth founder Josh Grabelle. He met the band in 1992 when he moved to their hometown of Syracuse, NY to start college just as their very first 7" "All Out War" was released and the vegan straight edge hardcore movement had just begun. In the mid to late 1990s the band would play a few shows in his basement in Tinton Falls, New Jersey, were guests at each other's weddings, and have all remained friends for over twenty years!

Major media outlets in the late 1990s such as MTV, CNN, and CBS started covering Earth Crisis and the vegan straight-edge movement in general. In 1996, the band was asked to take part in the inaugural Ozzfest (with Ozzy Osbourne, Slayer, Danzig, Biohazard, Sepultura) and from there did heavy US and international touring with In Flames, Misfits, Converge, Hatebreed, Glassjaw and more. They have since released a total of 8 studio albums with over 250,000 copies in worldwide sales on Victory Records, Roadrunner, Century Media, and Candlelight.

Stay tuned for more music, videos, tour dates and more from Earth Crisis! Interviews with members available upon request.

Earth Crisis tour dates:
April 4 - Fayetteville, NC @ Empire w/ Biohazard, Sworn Enemy
April 5 - Jacksonville, FL @ South East Beast Fest w/ Life Of Agony, Biohazard
May 16 - New York, NY @ BNB Bowl w/ Madball, Candiria
May 30 - Rennes, France @ Superbowl Of Hardcore

Earth Crisis is:
Scott Crouse: Guitar
Karl Buechner: Vocals
Dennis Merrick: Drums
Erick Edwards: Guitar
Ian Edwards: Bass
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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

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Morning Again has announced they will play a few shows this summer, the first in South Florida. More will be announced soon.

The band will also be re-releasing their discography on vinyl to coincide with the upcoming shows. Revelation Records will reissue "As Tradition Dies Slowly" and Demons Run Amok Records will release the rest of the bands recorded output.

Follow the band on Facebook to keep up with their whereabouts.

Friday, February 13, 2015

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Here's a full set from Botch at 17 Nautical Miles in Portland, OR on 10/13/99.

Friday, January 9, 2015

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Tomorrow, January 10th, 2015. Doors open at 8:00pm. 21+
Soda Bar
3615 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92140

Thursday, December 18, 2014

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100 Words Or Less interviewed Tom Capone, guitarist from Quicksand/Bold/Beyond. Listen to the full interview HERE

Monday, November 17, 2014

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The always awesome Path To Misery blog used to have a massive collection of 90s vegan metalcore downloads... The link eventually expired tho, as these sorts of things have a habit of doing. But AJ who runs PTM stepped up the plate and re-upped everything once again! So from Abnegation to Wrath Of Nature with a few vsxe comps thrown in as well, it's all there again. Make sure you check it out here!

And here's the kicker: he even recorded a sweet Abnegation cover in the process that you can download here. It's a cool cover, updating the sound and adding an 18 Visions like flavor to the vocals (yes, 18V were awesome at one point!). Don't neglect to check it out as well! You can dl it as a Name Your Price, with the proceeds going to an animal rights group from AJ's area. Show some support!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

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At the time of this show, Earth Crisis were out touring for the recently released Breed The Killers album.  I can't remember if Hatebreed dropped off of just this show, or the entire tour, but they definitely didn't play on this night.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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From Quicksand's 1998 reunion tour, here's some video of both Snapcase and Quicksand at La Luna in Portland, OR on 12/10/98.