Saturday, December 31, 2011

Posted by xCHIPxSEM |
Well its that time of the year. I know many of the other sites have already posted theirs but hey better late than never. This is just a glimpse into what we've been digging on this year. I hope everyone has had a safe and happy holiday and hope that everyone is safe tonight.

Chip
In no order:

-Foundation "When The Smoke Clears": Bridge 9 Records
-Ghost "Opus Eponymous": Metal Blade Records
-Take Offense "Tables Will Turn": Reaper Records (I don't care that it came out in late December of last year)
-Sick Of It All "Nonstop": Century Media Records
-Death "Reissues": Relapse Records
-Heartsounds "Drifter": Epitaph Records
-Lich King "World Gone Dead": Stormspell Records
-Earth Crisis "Neutralize The Threat": Century Media Records
-Morrissey's 3 new songs
-Axis new tracks/Deathbed new tracks

Justin
1. Envision - s/t
2. Harvest - Years Of Defiance, Years Of Disgust
3. Indecision - Unorthodox (remaster)
4. My Dying Bride - The Barghest O' Whitby
5. Deathbed - Oppression
6. Anthrax - Worship Music
7. Axis - Rites Of Passage
8. Earth Crisis - Neutralize The Threat
9. Foundation - When The Smoke Clears
10. The Nick And Artie Show

Jav
In no order:

Integrity- detonate worlds plague
Rot In Hell- as pearls before swine
Rot In Hell/ Horders split 7"
VA- No Peace/ War
Cold Cave- cherish the light years
Cults- Cults
Prurient- bermuda drain
Glassjaw- coloring book
Seven Sisters Of Sleep s/t and DVD
Peste Noire- l'ordure a l'etat pur

Edwin
In no order:

Vice - Get Down, Stay Down demo
Abolition LP
Thornz - demo
Accept The Change - Escapism Is A Dying Art LP
Foundation - When The Smoke Clears LP
Wolf Down 7"
Goldust - Soir tape
Soul Control - Get Out Now 7"
Oathbreaker - Maelstrom LP
State Of Mind - Knowledge Of Self 12"

Jake

1. Big Love season 5
2. Your Favorite Trainwreck - "The Brilliance" video
3. Wyatt Earp and the Holy Grail: The Tale Of The Three Gates
4. The Big 3 podcast
5. Miles Davis - Bitches Brew Live
6. ZappaCast podcast
7. Beastie Boys - Hot Sauce Committee Part 2
8. all the Starbucks that I hung out at most of the day for the 5 and a half months that I was living in Hemet
9. the Orange County Hardcore Scenester screening at The Yost Theater in Santa Ana, CA on 5/12/11
10. The Big Bang Theory (yes, I'm serious)

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Posted by XemonerdX | File under : ,
Here's a release which was requested in the 'Requests and Reposts' box on the righthandside of this blog. Springwater was a German metalcore band and this MCD was released on Unsubmissive Records in 2000. This would be the last release on this label while using the name Unsubmissive Records, afterwards the label renamed itself Incendiary Records and continued under that name for a while. Before this MCD Springwater did a 3-way split 7" with Linsay and Deamon's Jaded Passion, and they also appeared on the 'Emotional Outburst Assisted By Technical Supply' compilation CD, both of which were also released on Unsubmissive/Incendiary Records. Springwater played metalcore in the vein of other German bands such as Caliban and Jane mixed with some H8000 influences. Members moved on to I Despise. Enjoy.

Springwater - ...Another Trip Inside MCD

Saturday, December 24, 2011

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Here's the Excessive Force - Vengeance Is Mine 7" from 1994 when they were using the alternate spelling of 'Xessive Force'.  Three tracks with great production.  I always loved how punchy their recordings sounded.  It was perfect for their mosh laden jams.

Excessive Force - Vengeance Is Mine
[1994 - Life Sentence Records]

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Posted by Andrew Jacobs |
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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

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You may or not have heard that I am doing a new band with members of Culture, As Friends Rust, Shai Hulud and Glasseater. Well our record comes out on February 14, 2012 and we have uploaded a 2 song sampler from that record. We have a blog to keep you guys updated on what's happening with us so if you have a free minute, check it out and see what you think. We're also on Facebook

On Bodies - 2 Song EP Sampler

Monday, December 19, 2011

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

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Someone had asked for the first two Built To Last records a few weeks back so here we are. Members went on to Over My Dead Body and Boxcar Racer. I never got a chance to see them and I really don't remember much about them so if anyone has info to fill, please let me know

Built To Last - Loyalty And Betrayal

http://www.mediafire.com/?pqkiybsfk4dyd9j

Built To Last - And Knowing Is Half The Battle

http://www.mediafire.com/?l4l264ml0assu9j

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Posted by Andrew Jacobs |



A very special thank you to hate5six.com for providing us with this recording. Speaking of which, if you haven't already gotten a copy of the hate5six diaries: volume one DVD, click here to purchase one.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Posted by Andrew Jacobs |




Click here to download their 4 song LP coming out on Panic Records early next year.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Posted by xjustinx | File under : , ,

The new 12", titled "Fifth Season", from Set Adrift is now available for pre-order over at One Truth Records.  They've been holding down the 90s sound in the Ukraine for a little while now, and I'm sure this record will be a great listen.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Posted by Andrew Jacobs |


How did you get into hardcore music?

I started going to ska shows when I was like 14 and through friends I met, and mixed genre shows, I was introduced to hardcore. I came in during the era of Backside Disaster, Portland's first metal influenced hardcore band... and early on in Trial's lifespan. The intensity of mid-nineties hardcore was undeniable and super alluring for me.


Have you been in any other bands besides Olde Ghost? If so, what band(s)?

Yeah, an all girl hardcore band called To See You Broken (1999-2003?), a crusty hardcore band called This Time Tomorrow (2005-2007?) and now Olde Ghost.


As a singer and as a songwriter, who/what are some of your influences and why?

I don't write lyrics for Olde Ghost. When I joined the band, it was with the understanding that it would be a really low intensity project for me. So no touring, only a few shows a year and the only writing I do is laying my own vocal parts into the song once Chris does the initial vocal writing. In previous bands, I feel like I've written the same way as most singers - influenced by books, current events and politics.


Do you play any instruments? If so, what?

I play the violin and viola and am just starting to mess around on guitar. I can play three whole chords now. ;)


Discuss your experiences (good and/or bad) both being a woman in the hardcore scene and being a frontwoman for a hardcore band.

Initially, it was an uphill battle. In the late nineties, it was extremely rare for girls to be in bands and the reason my first band was all girls was because no boys wanted to start bands with any of us. I think even today, an all girl hardcore band would be a spectacle. We got the full range of reactions, from people being really excited (girls asking us to sign things) to boys yelling "show us your tits". Mostly, I felt that people decided whether they were going to like the band or not based more on our gender than our music. In TTT, it was a really different experience. We were playing music that was more punk influenced and women have always been more accepted in punk rock than hardcore. That band had two girls and we played to a mostly vegan straightedge crowd, which is also generally a feminist crowd. In Olde Ghost, I don't think people even notice that there is a girl in the band. My general take on it has always been to minimize the attention that I get being a girl in a band, with the theory being if I treat it like it's normal, maybe everyone else will too. You know, just act like you belong there.


How long have you been vegan and why did you choose to become vegan?

I have been vegan for around 14 years. I initially made the decision because of animal rights issues but now also do it for my health and the environment.


I'm a staunch animal rights supporter and a very proud caretaker of 3 rescue dogs. However, I'm also a lifelong red meat eater and while I could certainly see myself giving up the more expensive red meats (i.e. steak and filet mignon), I just don't think that I'll ever be able to completely stop eating ground beef in one form or another. As a vegan, what are your thoughts and opinions on this conflict of mine?

I will just never understand anyone's belief that one kind of animal is more important than another based on their personal preference. It seems like a really illogical thought process. The idea that we keep certain domesticated non-human animals as "pets" and bring them into our houses, let them sleep in our beds, buy them toys and special treats, and shape our lives to fit theirs simply because we feel like it. Whereas others are forced to stay outdoors, receive no special treatment and are, in fact, treated cruelly in many cases, and we eat their flesh simply because we feel like it. It's fucking crazy. Seriously, I don't get it. Humans are so illogical and egocentric.


How long have you been Straight Edge and why did you choose to become Straight Edge?

I've been straightedge for 15 years. I am definitely one of those people who could say straightedge and the straightedge scene probably saved my life. Or, at the very least, led it down a very different and more productive path. That's probably the main reason I will never turn my back on the labels even if I no longer NEED them the way I did as a teenager.


What are your thoughts and opinions of Straight Edge hardcore bands whose core members are no longer Straight Edge, particularly those bands who do reunions shows, tours, records, etc.?

You know, I don't really care. I think reunion shows and tours are stupid in general and I think playing reunions with like one original member just so you can sing straightedge songs is stupid, so this is probably not a great question for me. ;) It's over, move on.


Discuss your Vegan Sara Beth website.

I'm a baker & cooking instructor and I'm writing a cookbook - vegansarabeth.com is my business website. I also have a Facebook page - Facebook.com/vegansarabeth


Feel free to shamelessly plug any of your other musical or non-musical endeavors here.

That's all I got. Thanks. :)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Posted by Andrew Jacobs |



Today, the first 130 Fugazi show recordings from 1987 to 2003 were made available to the general public on the Dischord website as part of the website's Fugazi Live Series (all 800+ Fugazi show recordings in the band's vault will eventually be released over time). This being the case, I decided to include a bit of commentary on the one and only Fugazi show that I attended at the Hollywood Palladium on 9/8/91 (flyer above).

This show was quite significant for me for a few different reasons. First and foremost, however, is the fact that it remains BY FAR the biggest hardcore show that I've ever attended in my almost a quarter of a century of going to hardcore shows, both in terms of venue size and attendance. The Palladium holds 4000 people and not only were there, in fact, 4000 people (at least) there that night but the show also sold out well in advance. Another significant thing about this show was that almost all 4000 people were fixated on Fugazi as they played and moving in time to the music. Needless to say, it was quite an unbelievable spectacle to behold. I had never seen anything like it before and I have never seen anything like it since. The third and final reason why this show was significant for me is because less than 3 years after opening for Fugazi at this show, The Offspring would go on to sell millions of records and become one of the most popular bands in the world. To me, however, they will always and forever be just another one of the many, many bands that got blown off the stage by the sheer raw intensity that was Fugazi.