Wednesday, March 30, 2011

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We received a message from Rich Hall, the man behind 1000 Knives Booking, letting us know that Damnation AD has been added to the Unbroken show in NYC next weekend. Burning Love had to drop so Damnation has been added in their place. The show has been sold out for quite some time but if you have tickets, it's going to be a good one.
While you're at it, head on over and check out Rich's 1000 Knives Tshirts that he has for sale. Most of you know him already but for those who don't, Rich runs 1000 Knives Booking. He's been booking shows for years and is bringing Unbroken to NYC next weekend so help the man out and pick up a tshirt.
You can place your order by clicking here: 1000 Knives Tshirts.
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Speak up! Whether fan, band, scenester or zinester, your voice is needed for this project. If you ever stepped foot inside or hung outside of the Safari Club, you’re part of the story. We want this to be a “people’s history.” It’s a yearbook of sorts, written by the scene, for the scene.

What stands out most in your memory about this time? Was there one show in particular? (This could be a performance/behavior, injuries, fights, annoying people, adventures on the way to or from the club, recollections of the neighborhood, etc.)

Send stories, flyers, photos or condolences to:

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

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From the eBay auction listing:

I'm no longer going to be attending this show, so I've spoken to 1000 Knives and have received the okay to auction these with all the proceeds going to the family of Mitch Dubey (for those unfamiliar with the scenario - ). These are will-call tickets, so whoever wins these will just have the tickets switched over to their name. To those who bid and don't win, please feel free to donate to the family at

Monday, March 28, 2011

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Clear purple/black vinyl mix with new cover art. Only 363 copies available.

Remission's Winds Of Promise 7" EP available for FREE download here.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

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Pre-orders have now gone live over at the Limited Pressing store of Trip Machine Laboratories for the Incendiary / Unrestrained split 7" and the Most Precious Blood demo 7"
"This split 7" brings together 2 heavyweights of modern hardcore. Long Island, NY's INCENDIARY follow up their 7", LP and split 7" with Suburban Scum with 2 brand new songs of powerful political hardcore. Mixing together elements of many 90's hardcore icons such as INDECISION, TURMOIL and 108 but adding a modern twist. Portland, OR's UNRESTRAINED follow up their 7" and split 7" with Rebarker with 2 emotionally soaked songs showing their love for such 90's bands as THREADBARE and HARVEST.
7" includes digital download."
"Most Precious Blood's original demo released in 2000 has now been committed to vinyl. Pure, raw modern hardcore from Brooklyn, NY. This six song 7" comes with a digital download that includes MPB's cover of Slayer's "Necrophobic", the last song recorded with Tom on vocals "Typical My Heart" and a set of Minor Threat covers recorded live at CBGB's.
7" includes digital download."

Friday, March 25, 2011

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Anyone who posts a song-by-song review anywhere online gets a free A389 Recordings digital album of their choice! Click here and ENTER CODE: A3892011
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Minneapolis hardcore band Harvest is reuniting this summer for a show with Disembodied. Is it a one off or are they back? The description kinda hints that maybe they are (from the Facebook page: Twin Cities Hardcore favorites are back after a brief hiatus of only 12 years. They are ready to set off the next chapter in their legacy with this hometown show!).

Advance tickets will be available FRIDAY, APRIL 1 @ 11:00 a.m. CST. Limit two tickets per transaction. For more information, visit:

To keep tabs on the event, click here: Harvest and Disembodied, back to destroy

EDIT: One of our readers, Cait Edge, sent us this from the Twin Cities Hardcore site

"In July, Harvest will be playing their first show since 1999. But this is not a reunion show. The band has reformed and is writing new material due to be released at the July show in M...inneapolis, MN. Vocalist Dave Walker, guitarist Dan Zimmerman and drummer Adam Patterson have been joined by guitarist Mike Duffy (Endeavor) and bassist Jon Mcaab (The Good Fight). As a group, Harvest was constantly evolving. The next phase has just begun."

Thursday, March 24, 2011

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I apologize for my lack of posts lately but Ive been tending to the renovations of my new house and that has basically taken all of my time. Today I bring you an interview with Blindfold, a band from Belgium that was known for featuring future members of H8000 favorites, Liar. This was originally printed in Clear Path zine #1, April 1994. I did the best I could when scanning but the way it was stapled made it hard to read at times. You get the idea...enjoy

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

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Our dear friend and reader, Ray Harkins, is cleaning out his closest and getting rid of quite a few old 90s and early 2000s t-shirts. Real good variety ranging from the Nerve Agents to Unbroken, Ink & Dagger to Converge and everything in between. Get on it before they are all gone. Ray also runs a podcast called First World Problems which you can check out via iTunes.

Ray Harkins Ebay Purging

Monday, March 21, 2011

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Saturday, March 19, 2011

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80k from the upcoming split 7" with Incendiary.

Unrestrained - 80k by unrestrainedpdx

Pre-orders will be going up very soon via Trip Machine Laboratories.
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Happy Record Store Day! To celebrate, we reissued the first LP on Kill Rock Stars in honor of our 20 Year Anniversary.

Limited Edition: silk-screened & hand numbered.

Digital Download Code is of the CD Version * but does not include the Melvins or Nirvana tracks


+Release Date: April 16

+Estimate Ship Date: April 5

Pre-Order from KRS Mail Order to receive one of the first 100 hand-numbered copies!

Friday, March 18, 2011

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

In the last batch of zines I received, I decided to start scanning the ads that accompanied them. Im going to make this a regular thing and post random ads and hopefully this will remind you guys of some amazing records of the era. Many of these ads for this post were originally printed in Hardware zine, #9 (which you can download in its entirety from the Digital Fanzine Preservation Society as well as the other issues of Hardware) as well as Rubberneck zine #9

Monday, March 14, 2011

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Click here to purchase a copy of this soon to be out of print (not to mention cool as fuck) slab o' wax. Download and/or stream the record here as well. And while you're at it, check out the Devildance Records website and blog. Damn good label run by some damn good folks.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

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Live in NYC '91 was originally a VHS tape that came out on In-Effect, and featured live songs from Agnostic Front, Sick Of It All and Gorilla Biscuits. In addition to the songs from those bands there are also interviews with members of Nuclear Assault, Dave Stein and Murphy's Law.
Sometime in the early 2000s, I acquired a DVD transfer of the VHS tape, and this download is an AVI rip of that DVD.

And here's the full cover in case you'd like to burn it to DVD and house it in a case.
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Thursday, May 26, 2011
at the Vera Project
Doors at 5:00 PM
Movie/Greg Bennick at 5:30 PM
Bands at 7:00 PM
All Ages
$10 in advance
$13 day of show

Alpha & Omega
Burn Your Life Down
Olde Ghost

Philosopher Kings film screening
Spoken word by Greg Bennick (and others)
Vegan Bake Sale
Vegan Hors d'oeuvres sale
Straight Edge Bar
Raffle/give away

All proceeds will benefit One Hundred For Haiti:

Here is the link to purchase tickets in advance:

Thursday, March 10, 2011

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Oh, and while you're here, be sure to also check out the 2011 merch that Jeff Caudill has created for the acoustic 10th anniversary re-recording of Gameface's Always On, which will be available soon on Unless You Try Records.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

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When 108 released their first official full length "Songs of Separation" (Holyname was an EP) in 1995, they also made a zine to go along with it. The zine featured the lyrics to all of the songs as well as the meanings behind the lyrics, photos and interviews with each band member. While some of these songs were discussed in the discography liner notes, the zine is pretty comprehensive and really gives a great understanding of where the band (namely Vic or Vraja Kishor Das as he was known) was at the time of the release. Definitely a cool idea and I wish more bands would take a note from this and create something similar for their records. A very big thanks to our friend and regular reader, Rob Mafia, for sending this to me so I could scan it. If you don't already own the 108 discography "Creation. Sustenance. Destruction.", head over to their webstore and pick up a copy. Otherwise, enjoy this trip back to 1995. I've uploaded the entire zine (34 pages) as a download which you can find below.


108 - Songs of Separation Zine

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

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From Sam's eBay listing:

Dear Jesus was a hardcore punk fanzine I produced between 1989 and 1992. There were four full issues, and a mini-issue I made 50 copies of and sold at one show in 1990. Everything is included in this collection. The anthology totals 140 pages, with a new intro, color cover, and sturdy velo binding.

These five issues include interviews with Jello Biafra, Richie Birkenhead (of Underdog & Youth Of Today), Doc Dart (this is the piece that led, 17 years later, to my Vice Magazine profile "The Troublemaker"), Econochrist, Lifesblood, CBGB owner Hilly Kristal, Ian MacKaye, Maximumrocknroll, Mike BS (of ABC No Rio), Mykel Board (of MRR), Nation Of Ulysses (pictorial), Nausea, Neanderthal, No For An Answer, Revelation Records, Rorschach, Soulside, Supertouch, artist Seth Tobocman, Swiz, and Tit Wrench. This collection also includes articles on the first Gulf War, punk in Latin America, an extensive Born Against tour diary, and many, many painfully opinionated reviews. Dear Jesus was one of the most consistent hardcore punk zines to document the early 1990's ABC No Rio scene in New York. If this is a historical period that interests you, then this is perhaps something you will want to own.

Monday, March 7, 2011

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Originally released in 1995 on Network Sound, March's Turn is regarded by many as an underrated '90s emo classic. A side project of Gameface's Jeff Caudill, the album is equal parts melodic and stark. It's been out of print for over 15 years but is now available again for download on bandcamp and comes with 3 bonus tracks. Check it out.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

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One of the very few bright spots in what has now become an indefinite stay in the Inland Empire for me has been getting to hang out with Daniel Adair, owner and founder of Soul Expressions Tattoo Studio in Temecula, California. Adair was the original bassist for the '90s hardcore staple Outspoken (his bass playing can be heard on the excellent Survival EP) and he was a member of a number of Mike Hartsfield's pre-Outspoken bands as well. Soul Expressions has been in business since 1993 and thousands of satisfied customers can attest to the shop's quality and professionalism. If you're unfortunate enough to find yourself in the IE and you want some ink, give 'em a call at (951)296-5065 or stop on by - 27326 Jefferson Avenue, #15, Temecula, CA 92590-5604.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

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The Mankind Records webstore continues to grow by leaps and bounds with all manner of hardcore product being added to it on a daily basis by it's owner/founder and longtime hardcore scenester David "Igby" Sattani. The entire catalogs of both of Igby's record labels (Mankind and Ammunition Records) are also available in the webstore at prices ranging from $1 to $5 a pop. Igby's been a fixture in the hardcore scene for over a quarter of a century, so needless to say, he's the real deal and he won't steer you wrong. Check out the Mankind Records webstore right now for some great hardcore scores!

Friday, March 4, 2011

If you listen closely to some the song "a bundle of sticks" on the s/t record from Southern California's STICKFIGURECAROUSEL, you will hear parts reminiscent of the song "those who were" by Excessive Force. The reason for that is because two dudes played on both recordings.
Stickfigurecarousel was formed when Justin McMahon and Joe Addeo decided to leave Excessive Force to start something more fulfilling. They recruited Sean Brummel on bass and Dan Sena on guitar, who were both playing in the band Palefire.
The musical direction was more melodic and discordant than most of what was being played in southern California at the time. It was more akin to Threadbare and Unbroken, but still had that "heavy" feel. Chad Stroup was soon recruited to take vocal duties. Mixing raspy screams with clean vocals was not anything groundbreaking, but again was a breath of new air into the chug-filled mess that was hardcore in 1996. Chad was a big part of the San Diego hardcore scene, and had to travel by train to practice with the band. A few short excursions throughout California were done, but the band never toured.

Joe Addeo left and was replaced by Keith Divel, who had also played in Excessive Force, but was known as more of an "emo" kid, playing in a local band called Derailed.
The band put out a s/t record on Nothing Left records before friend Steve Aoki decided to start putting out music by his friends, and released a 7" and eventually a split with the German band Linsay.

A 7" was also released on Schema and a song appeared on the As The Sun Sets southern California hardcore comp.

Stick Figure Carousel - che cafe from keith divel on Vimeo.

The band had a tough time keeping things together for one reason or another, and eventually just decided to call it quits. Dan Sena went on to play in Bullet Train to Vegas. Chad, Justin and Sean formed The Dynamic Seven, who put out a 7" on Indecision Records before continuing on to other projects.
Both Dan Sena and Keith Divel started careers as DJs.
Every song the band recorded was given to me by Chad, including a recording of the band's last show at the Che Cafe.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

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I finally got copies in of the Lash Out Discography which includes their final unreleased LP. This was only released on CD but it collects everything other than the "What Absence Yields" record and comes in a 2 x CD digipak with a huge insert with lyrics and photos. Get em before their gone...and pick up something else while you're at it.

Lash Out Discography Available in the Webstore
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If you or someone you know is interested in setting up a screening, send an email to Evan Jacobs at

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Recently, I received an email from Ryan Roberts, a regular reader who also happens to release a print zine called Pins & Needles. While the zine and website does delve into his love for the 90's, it also covers a variety of things ranging from television and sports radio to animals and record stores. He still has copies of all three issues available so check out his site and order one. If you happen to order the newest issues #3 or all three issues, you receive a download of the The Network covering Deadguy's "Pins and Needles". Support print zines and check out Pins & Needles.

Pins & Needles Print Zine and Website

Tuesday, March 1, 2011