Friday, August 30, 2013

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I'm doing my best to go back through the comments to see what needs to be updated. I know some of you have been waiting and I apologize but sometimes, life gets in the way.

I did manage to get a few re-upped. See below for the links:

Indecision - A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall


East Coast Assault Volumes 1 and 2


Dead Eyes Under - Cursed Be The Deceiver


Season Of Fire Discography




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We now have an official Instagram account. We'll be posting regularly on there, mainly stuff that doesn't really warrant a full post on here (pictures of shirts, records, flyers, etc.). Check it out and Follow us if you have an account.

Our username is: @stuckinthepastofficial

Thursday, August 29, 2013

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A full set of Indecision playing at Tramps in New York City on 11/1/98.  This is shortly after Artie joined the band on vocals, as the vocals for the 1998 demo tape were tracked a mere two months earlier.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

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If you check old zine ads for Ron Brotherhood's old label, Overkill Records, you'll see that Bloodlet's "Eclectic" record was originally slated to come out through him.  In the mid-90s, Ron spent lots of time on the road, tour managing for the likes of Orange 9mm and Seaweed.  At a Seaweed show in Tampa, FL, Ron was approached by Charlie of Bloodlet, who had just recently put out the Husk 7" on Structure Records.  Later, they sent him a cassette with three tracks that were recorded in May of 1994.  The first two tracks were released as the Shell 7" on Stability Records, and eventually on the Eclectic LP.

Ron told me that the initial plan was for Bloodlet to re-record some things, so he sent them $3,500 for studio time.  They then asked for a $1,500 more, which Ron also sent.  However, being out on the road constantly made for really poor communication between the label and band, which was becoming increasingly stressful on Ron, as he had a number of releases in the works.  The record eventually got taken over by Victory Records.  Although $4,000 of the $5,000 was from Dutch East, Ron decided it was time to fold the label.  Dutch East chose to make their money back by taking over all future pressing of Integrity - Those Who Fear Tomorrow, and they also went forward with the pressing of the Impel cd.  Undertow went to Excursion Records, Botch's 'Faction' 7" went to World Of Hurt (and the Unifying Themes cd on Excursion), Canon - The Solution went to Chapter Records, Ringworm - The Promise went to Bill Baker of Jayhawker's label, Incision Records.

This all ties in, because, as mentioned before, there are three tracks on the tape that Bloodlet sent to Ron.  "Shell" and "Cheribum" were released on the Shell 7", and the same two tracks also kicked off the Eclectic CD/LP on Victory Records.  But, the third track contained on the cassette, "Embrace" never appeared anywhere, and from what I can tell, was never re-recorded for any of the future albums.  Unless, of course, they very heavily changed it, but I don't hear any such indication when listening to the Bloodlet catalog.

Bloodlet - Embrace
[unreleased - 1994]

Friday, August 23, 2013

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From the same show as the XCLEARX set that I uploaded a little while back, here's Triphammer playing the Stage 4 Theater in Portland, OR on 4/4/98.  I only got to see them twice, but they were always great, and the singer's nose gushed blood from the time he opened his mouth to scream at both shows.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

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Late 90s/early 2000s metalcore band, Sworn Vengeance, have recently gotten back together and have recorded a new EP titled "and with this hammer of vengeance..." that will be available digitally on September 3rd

You can currently check out a track called "Blood Winter" via bandcamp.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

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Converge at Club Krome in South Amboy, NJ. 2001. 
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Still Above Snakes is a fairly new band from Vancouver BC, Canada that features ex-members of Burden, Death Sentence, xAbstainx, Fratricide, Head Start and more.  They recently recorded a five track demo, and have put it up on bandcamp.  There's a pretty heavy NYHC vibe throughout the demo, and the production is crisp enough to keep it sounding fresh.

Monday, August 19, 2013

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Integrity will be reuniting with the lineup from the classic record, "Systems Overload" for a one-time show at the A389 Records Anniversary Show. I don't know about you but I'm pretty stoked on this (granted, I won't be attending but I look forward to seeing the footage). Many people (myself included) consider the Melnick material to be the best Integrity material (To Die For was pretty damn awesome though, just sayin) so it'll be pretty cool to see how it turns out.

You can read all about the show over at Ear Split Compound. As soon as we hear about a full lineup, we'll get it posted.

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Friday, August 16, 2013

Judge tickets went on sale today at noon for their upcoming show in Orange County, CA. 
You can check for TICKETS HERE.

Monday, August 12, 2013

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So after a little bit of a shuffle, it looks like the Unrestrained 12 inch will be released by our good friend Chris, the mastermind behind Atlas Shrugged and Trip Machine Laboratories. The record is going to be called "Forward Onto Death" and will feature a cover that I am beyond excited about.

Trip Machine has previously worked with the band on their split 7 inch with Incendiary and the band is excited to continue that relationship. The recording of the record is done and mastered. Artwork is in the process of being worked out and we should see pre-orders surface soon. As soon as we know more, we will have it up for you guys. Trust me, this one is gonna be a good one.

While you wait, you can check out their bandcamp by clicking here: Unrestrained

You can also check out the Trip Machine Laboratories facebook here: Trip Machine

Sunday, August 11, 2013

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 Catalyst Records is now on Bandcamp with a page that will feature free downloads for the entire discography. Each week, two releases will be uploaded and will be available with a "name your price" download option. The first releases on the page are the Advance 7" (CR001) and the Jackhammer demo cassette (CR002). Check it out!

PS: The Advance demo cassette, aka the release that shared the "CR002" label with Jackhammer, will be uploaded soon as well!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

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A short Cave In documentary from 2001 narrated by Stephen Brodsky:

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Like a lot of hardcore kids in the 90's I collected fliers due to the fact that it was the only way to find out about shows. We weren't on the internet or our phones 24/7, we would go the record stores and see what fliers were there and that's how we got our information. That being said, I have a pretty large stack of fliers that used to be all over my walls. I occasionally post them on my instagram account (vinylxdenim) so here's a few if you haven't seen them yet. All from the late 90's in Southern California.

Monday, August 5, 2013

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At The Dead Unknown's reunion show last Friday, an old friend handed me a hi-8 tape of a show from 2002 that I've been hoping would be unearthed for the last 11 years.  Portland's scene was slowly growing again during the early 2000s, but the turnout for the Hope Conspiracy / Most Precious Blood / Bleeding Through show was more than any of us that put on shows ever expected.  Bleeding Through is the only full set, but video of all four bands is below.

Far formed in 1991 in Sacramento, Ca. and made a name for themselves as a unique emotional but powerful band, compared at times to Deftones. After the band broke up around 1999, frontman Jonah Matranga had a solo project called Onelinedrawing. Needless to say, I am really excited that these 2 great albums are being pressed on vinyl for the first time ever. They were originally released in 1996 (tin cans) and 1998 (water and solutions). I've been a fan from the beginning and even have their first cassette tape from 1994:

Here are the links to PRE ORDER the albums. Expected release date is September 17th.