Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
Out of the 6 songs (7 if you count the intro), 2 were not re-recorded. This is something you don't see too often anymore. Most bands, especially nowadays, basically re-record every song they have to make up their full length (hey, I'm guilty of this too) so its refreshing to see a band actually take the time to write new songs as opposed to taking the easy way out and fall back on previous material. Also, it was great to see a band who came out and said "Hey, we're straight edge, we play in a straight edge band but we're cool with you doing whatever you do". Not really being in your face about it but being blatant and up front saying that they were a straight edge band.
After the band signed to Revelation Records and released "The Difference Between", Big Wheel Recreation issued the demo, which was originally released by Stand Hard Records, on both vinyl and CD (the CD included a bonus live set) after an enormous demand for it. The CD started off with a a voicemail from drummer Luke's mother telling him that there was a special on television about straight edge and the band was mentioned. I believe the CD has since gone out of print so if that's the case, Ill upload the demo at some point. This demo was amazing for its time and even now holds up well against the current crop of bands. I'm glad that recently I've rediscovered the demo and hope that this brings back those feelings for those of you who had a copy of the demo when it came out.
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
U.K.H.C. - A Compilation
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Credit source: Lambgoat.com
According to Lambgoat, Trustkill Records will no longer be releasing records and Josh Grabelle has started Bullet Tooth, a recording and publishing company. In the statement, Josh says that the last Most Precious Blood album "Do Not Resuscitate" will be released as early as the end of this summer. Will we finally be able to hear the long lost recording? Read the article for more information as we as an interview with Josh on the history of Trustkill Records.
Bullet Tooth press release and quick Most Precious Blood blurb can be read here.
Interview with Josh Grabelle concerning the history of Trustkill
We have some shirts now available from the fine folks at Hellfish
Our split 7" with The Rebarker from Germany is almost back from the presses, and will be available real soon from Superfluous.
A few months ago, we recorded a cover of "Let Down" by Chain of Strength, and it will be appearing on a 2x7" tribute comp on 1124 Records. The complete project is running well on schedule, and should be seeing the light of day real soon.
When we recorded the Chain of Strength cover, we also recorded two more songs that will find their way onto a split 7" with Incendiary from Long Island, NY on Trip Machine sometime towards the end of summer.
As of now, we're entering the writing phase again for an EP on a label that we'll be announcing once we start the recording process. If all goes as planned, we'll be leaving Portland to play Southern California at the beginning of September. As always, I'll post further news here, and you can also keep up with us on a multitude of sites such as: Limited Pressing, Facebook, Twitter, and Myspace.
Monday, June 21, 2010
"Hey Chip allowed me to say something before printing this interview from 13 years ago. During the last half of the 90's I was like a hardline robot totally dedicated like a machine to the ideology proposed in Vanguard#1 which was very much like a bible to me at the time. In 99 the hardline movement split, a minority who viewed hardline to based on muslam ideals copyrighted the name declared many of us ideologically impure. While I still believe they were reading vanguard incorrectly and at the time it was devastating to me. I had devoted everything to hardline for years.
I am not sure I would ever have left if I had been forced out. This kind of ideological headbanging has happened in revolutionary groups forever so I shouldn't be surprised. I still agree with many of statements from this interview. I am still 100% drug free and militantly vegan. But my stepping away from the ideology gave me the freedom to question some of the views I once held.
I don't feel the same way about homosexuality, and support the rights of all to express themselves sexually any way they see fit. I did then too, but now I don't care weather it is natural or not. As far as Abortion goes, that is more complex. I think both sides of the debate are lost. Lives are not for others to choose, and the pro-life movement is anything but. In the end most humans grow up only to be an endless source of death and destruction, so I see no need in defending the life of a fetus that will ultimately spend a lifetime eating animals, consuming wasteful and destructive products. At this point we need less humans, I see that now.
My views have changed but I feel the hardcore kids of today can learn from Hardline. It was movement that grew from hardcore that was truly revolutionary. We were not just kids advocating change we had a total praxis that was rooted in a belief in a deeper meaning to human life. We trained, we fought, and we took ourselves much more seriously than we had any right too. But compared to the lack of activism in the current scene we have a lot to be proud of. There was nothing like hardline ever before."
Sunday, June 20, 2010
The Devildance Records blog describes Communication Redlight as "A newer New Brunswick, N.J. band… that play a modernized version of 90′s melodic hardcore. Think Knapsack meets Inside." All of their music is available for free download on their website, so go download it all and decide for yourself.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Summer is here (okay it officially starts on the 21st) and that means festivals. Of all the newer festivals in the past few years, its seems like Sound and Fury in Santa Barbara, California has become THE fest to attend on the West Coast (This Is Hardcore on the East, more on that tomorrow). Every year, the lineup just gets better and better with this years lineup being my personal favorite so far. Some great older bands (Outspoken, Strife, Earth Crisis, Sick of It All) and newer ones (Heartsounds, Mourningside AD, Foundation)...overall the fest is going to be solid. When more info becomes available, we'll get it posted but tickets are now available and if you buy a ticket for all 3 days, its only $70. The lineup has been posted but not the times yet. Check it out:
At Our Heels
Fire and Ice
Mother of Mercy
Product of Waste
This Is Hell
All Is Fleeting
Alpha & Omega
Down To Nothing
Piece By Piece
Sick of It All
Dead End Path
Make Do and Mend
To purchase tickets click here: Tickets for Sound and Fury
You can get up to date info by following them on Twitter: Sound and Fury on Twitter
You can also find up to date info on their Facebook page: Sound and Fury on Facebook
For a complete list of the bands playing check out the sit
Sunday, June 13, 2010
My friend Matt sent me a message asking if we could post this flyer up and honestly, who am I to turn my back on Syracuse? Forfeit did some heavy touring and are now calling it quits so try and make it out to see them. Seriously killer lineup (Terror, Grave Maker, Foundation and more) at one of the best venues Syracuse has ever had. If you are interested in going you can find information here:
Presale Tickets can be acquired here: Forfeit's Last Show
Directions to the show can be found here: Directions
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Wow, this is our 800th post as Stuck In The Past. Pretty amazing that we've come this far and I thank you for all your support. That said, today I bring you a high quality rip of "The Sickness Of Our Age" from South Florida's Straight Edge machine, Tension. Tension were one of the first bands I ever saw when I started going to shows and I'm glad that I got to see them when they were at their peak of popularity. The band did some touring and would eventually go on to release this on Endless Fight Records (great label, click the link for some back info) and then a full length on Uprising Records before breaking up. The story I heard about the recording (Jeremy Staska and the world famous Studio 13) was that the day before they were set to begin, 3 of the members went through rough break ups and another was kicked out of their home. What does that mean? They were pissed. They went in and recorded one of the angriest records, to this day, I've ever heard and still one of my favorite 7 inches. Mike Hurley is one of the great unsung lyricists. He tackled subjects that other bands overlooked such as the mistreatment of Native Americans and you could always count on numerous sing-a-longs in every song. My friend Ivan, more on him in another post, showed me a video of them playing with Strife, Sick of it All and Strongarm at the Kitchen Club in Miami. Basically 300-400 kids stagediving and screaming their heads off. You couldn't even hear Mike singing over them. It was just one of those life changing musical moments when you realize that you are a part of something that some people could never understand. The band, like many of their time, ran its course and the members went their separate ways. I feel privileged to have seen the band when I did and this record will always remain in my top 5 7 inches ever.
This was released in 1994 by Endless Fight Records and re-released by Uprising Records in 1997. Since then, the record has gone out of print. I ripped this at a VBR setting from the original CD source and scanned the cover to give a nice high quality image. Enjoy!
Tension - The Sickness Of Our Age
Thursday, June 10, 2010
My friend Ivan, a fine gentleman whom I havent seen in many years, wrote me last week telling me that he was going to send me a package. That package arrived and inside was so much goodness. T-shirts, 7 inches, posters, stickers...I was beyond excited. But the most exciting thing for a collector like me was the inclusion of what John Wylie gave me a 99.9% confirmation on was the very first Morning Again shirt, hand screened by the band. The shirt has a little fading on the print but overall is in good shape. Not sure how many they made or even what year it was screened (my assumption would be 1995 or 1996 obviously). To the best of my knowledge, I now have a complete Morning Again t-shirt collection (unless someone knows something I'm missing). The lyrics on the back are from the song "America Online". I always liked that line...anyway, Ive got loads of stuff to scan and take pictures of but heres a small taste of what is in store.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
One of the best late 80's/early 90s Clevo hardcore bands, Confront were one of the bands that really brought a sense of "hard" to hardcore. Members would go on to form the band everyone in the 90's loved to hate, One Life Crew. This discography of sorts features the track "Our Fight" which was re-recorded by One Life Crew for their "Crime-Ridden Society" LP. The original release of their 7 inch "Payday" was pressed by Dark Empire Records in the US and Dutch East India Trading in Europe, the same label that released Integrity's "Those Who Fear Tomorrow" and was limited to a 6 song record. This release on (your friendly neighborhood) Lost & Found Records took those 6 songs plus their comp tracks and a live set and released "One Life Drug Free" in 1994 right as One Life Crew was really gaining steam. To the best of my knowledge, this is everything the band recorded (sans a demo if there is one), so if there is more to update, let me know and Ill do so accordingly.
I ripped this from the original CD source at VBR setting and scanned the cover so its a nice high-res image. Check it out.
Confront - One Life Drug Free
Monday, June 7, 2010
This was posted recently on the Livewire Records message board and being the pretty big Remission fan that I am, I had to repost it here. This is an excellent soundboard recording of Remission live on 4/18/10 which includes two awesome songs not on either the Accept LP or their demo. According to the info included with the download, these two songs will be included on an upcoming 3 song 7" to be recorded at the end of June and released later this year. Additionally, 1124 Records will soon be releasing a Chain Of Strength tribute compilation double 7" which will include Remission's cover of "Hurts To Ask".
Sunday, June 6, 2010
I received an email from my buddy Dobek Ohashi, vinyl collector extraordinaire and owner of the blog, Crucial Times, stating that in order to pay off some debt he has to sell some records. Let me preface this by saying that Dobek has got some killer stuff and Im sure it pains him to let it go but the man needs to pay some bills. He has opened a Limited Pressing store in order to bypass Ebay so check it out, you may find something you like.
You can view his store by clicking here
You can also see the last of his items on Ebay by clicking here
Friday, June 4, 2010
André-Tascha Lammé is quite a busy man these days. Raising his son, his day job as a web designer and what's becoming a pretty regular weekly gig as the self described "bleeding heart libertarian" (and my current favorite) columnist for the Silence Lies website. In the past few weeks, he's added another role to his agenda - head honcho of Hardcore for Education, an organization that utilizes many notables of the hardcore scene as well as regular hardcore and non-hardcore folks in order to help raise money for and awareness of the current plight of Golden Empire Elementary School, the school that his son currently attends. This coming August, there will be a big eBay auction consisting of test pressings and rare merchandise from the bands and record labels pictured above as well as many others with all net proceeds going to the school. Please check out the links below for more detailed information and become a fan of the Hardcore for Education page on Facebook to be kept apprised of the items that will be included in the auction as well as other ways and methods of donation.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
I got an email from Monster, guitarist for Purification, giving me a heads up on whats going on in the Purification camp.
The re-release of their album "Banging The Drums Of War" will be available July 19th through Hurry Up! Records. The re-release will include 2 brand new songs as well as a remastered version of the album. You can hear one of the new songs here: Brand New Purification Track!!!
If you'd like to pre-order the album you can do so by clicking below:
Banging The Drums of War CD and Tshirt
Banging The Drums of War CD only
The band also has a handful of dates this summer including Ieper Fest and Fluff Fest. Be sure to check them out if they come near your town.