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.

Monday, October 13, 2014

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Video cuts in during the first track, but this is a full set of Converge from the second time they came to Portland at the Stage 4 Theater on 6/7/98.

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This three way split CD, featuring Watership Down, LIGHT and Chalkline came out on Primrose Records in 1997.  If you've never heard this split, you might remember Watership Down from their 7" on Immigrant Sun, and Chalkline from their releases on Shandle Records.  Although I don't have a copy, it appears that LIGHT also released a CD on Uprising Records.

Watership Down / LIGHT / Chalkline
[Primrose Records - 1997]

Monday, September 29, 2014

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The next installment from my friend Adam's video vault is this full set from Turmoil at the Spin Cycle in Portland, OR on 4/5/99.  I was actually out of town when this show happened, so I'm especially happy to be able to go back and see it now.

Monday, September 1, 2014

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Morning Again will be once again heading overseas, this time to Japan for the first time. The band will be playing this years Bloodaxe Fest which will be held in Kawasaki on September 21. Heaven Shall Burn will be headlining. You can check out the flyer for the fest below.

Also, check out footage of our friends Loyal To The Grave destroying at the previous Bloodaxe Fest.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

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I recently got together with my old friend Adam to hang out for a few with our kids, and he handed me a stack of late 90s Portland videos that I didn't already have.  Virtually any hardcore video you see from Portland between 1997 and 1999 was filmed by him.
Let's start with Trial and Avail at Stage 4 Theater on May 16th, 1998.  I have no memory of the opening bands, but this show was pretty nuts during both Trial's and Avail's sets.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Today on WE'RE STILL HERE I have a few words with Mike Hartsfield from New Age Records, Outspoken, Strife, A18, Drift Again and currently Done Dying. You can check out Done Dying right HERE

Monday, August 11, 2014

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By now, I'm sure just about everyone has heard the Walter Sings The Hits version of Start Today, in which Walter Schreifles laid out some vocal tracks for Civ to get familiar with before he was to go in and track vocals himself.  The rest of the story goes that Civ recorded this vocal track while Walter was on tour in Europe with Youth Of Today.  Upon his return, Walter wasn't super into this more melodic take on the vocals, so Civ re-recorded them.

I worked with this as much as I could, but this rip clearly came from a 30th generation cassette, so don't expect to be bowled over by the sound quality, but it's still very listenable.

Gorilla Biscuits - Start Today [Civ demo]

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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With the recent news that Bullet Tooth will be releasing a completely remastered Overcast discography soon, it seemed like an appropriate time to drag out an old tape to post.  There aren't any details as to just how deep this discography package will delve, but hopefully it can help bring such a great band into the spotlight they've always deserved.

One studio demo pre-dates this live demo tape, but I have never actually seen or heard a copy, so I'm not even sure what tracks are on it.  This demo was recorded on 2/15/92 at the Worcester Artist Group.  Of the five songs on it, only one, Faceless, went on to be re-recorded for the Bleed Into One 7".

Overcast - Live 2/15/92 demo
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Today on WE'RE STILL HERE I catch up with Matt Fox from Shai Hulud. If you missed their last album 'Reach Beyond The Sun' I highly recommend you check it out. Thanks Matt.

Monday, July 28, 2014

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I've been on the hunt for video of this show for years, and last week, I finally acquired it through an old friend.  With Falling Action, Backside Disaster, Crosstide and Stillmode, it's a great mix of late 90s hardcore and emo sounds.  It took place at the Under 21 Club in Anderson, CA, which is just a bit outside of Redding on August 22nd, 1998.



Backside Disaster

Falling Action

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Deathwish Fest just happened in Cambridge, MA where Converge and Trap Them headlined both nights. Here's footage of Converge's full set on the first night with a guest appearance from Stephen Brodsky (Cave In).

Sunday, July 13, 2014

I was going through my old flyers and happened turned this one over and found that the New Age Records Newsletter was printed on the back... 

Saturday, July 5, 2014

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Here's video of Slugfest's full set from their one and only reunion show on 4/26/97 at the Showplace Theater in Buffalo, NY.

flyer from: 94 Feet To Glory

Monday, June 30, 2014

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This week on 100 Words Or Less podcast, Sean Ingram from Coalesce discusses life in the 90's, how he started Blue Collar Distro, and much more. Listen to it HERE.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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This week on We're Still Here...Jonanthan Pushnik from Turmoil. See Turmoil at This Is Hardcore July 24th-27th in Philly.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

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I play in a new straight edge band that I sing for called Modern Problems. I thought I'd share our demo with you guys. It's in the realm of Uniform Choice/ Unity/ early Ignite/ 7 Seconds/ Minor Threat. Check it out.

Friday, June 20, 2014

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Check out to catch up with Dave Verellen (Botch, Narrows) and Justin Pearson (The Locust, Crimson Curse, Swing Kids, Some Girls, etc.)

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

This week I chat with Derrick VanWie from One King Down/The Promise/Another Victim/ Born Low. Check out his current project Born Low at and

Monday, June 16, 2014

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11/25/95 at the Showcase Theater in Corona, CA was both Mean Season's final show (I wish I had video of it), and Unbroken's next to last show, as they would play one more in San Diego the following night.  I had two videos of this set, and one had much better sound and picture quality than the other, but the superior video was also missing the first song, so I just compiled the two together.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

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I pulled this fortydaysrain video out yesterday, and completely forgot that it was during the later period when Rob Fusco was on vocals.  They even play a couple of tracks that I don't think ever got recorded.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

This week on We're Still Here I harass Mike Minnick from Curl Up And Die/Puig Destroyer. Follow Mike on instagram and tumblr @worldwarmike to see some Frenchies and listen to his newest project at

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

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100 Words Or Less: The Podcast is featuring a lot of great people this month starting with Rob Moran from Unbroken. Check it out HERE.

Here is the first installment of WE'RE STILL HERE..., a series of mini-interviews, with Adam McGrath from Cave In/Zozobra/Clouds/Kid Killowatt. I'll be posting them every Wednesday on instagram (vinylxdenim) Tumblr (vinylxdenim) and here, Stuck In The Past.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

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Last month, Eric F hit us up to let us know that he had uploaded a bunch of videos to YouTube. Well today, he put up this gem...the Earth Crisis "Firestorm Records Release Show" from 1993. Jeff Jawk posted a link to it earlier so thanks to him for the heads up and a huge thanks to Eric F for uploading the original video. He has loads of stuff up so go check it out...on a side note, the shirt the band sold at this show is the only ExC shirt I am missing from the early era. If you have this and want to sell it, hit me up at

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

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Safe And Sound have a new 7" coming out soon on Life To Live Records.  Straight out of Tacoma, WA, S&S have been steadily recording material over the last couple of years, and are now hitting full stride with this upcoming 7" that has a 90s vibe akin to the likes of Outspoken, early Strife and Spawn.

The band has offered up a full download here.

And it can be ordered at the link below:

Saturday, May 17, 2014

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20+ years ago I was given a great soundboard recording of  Zero Tolerance labeled "ZT Toronto 1990" I dubbed it for a few friends and kind of forgot about it. A few years ago, I misplaced said tape and recently my friend Bill came to the rescue with the dub I had made for him. Larry Ransom (another friend I dubbed the tape for in '94) and I were trading emails discussing the recording and he surmised that though the copy I had back in the day was marked 1990, the show was actually from late '89. Sure enough, I shot a message over to former ZT bass player Eric Rice who confirmed that the show was in October of '89 in Toronto and the line-up was, get this: Zero Tolerance, Cannibal Corpse and the GOO GOO DOLLS. 

This set is pretty great, there's early versions of 3 songs that went on to be on the legendary 1990 demo, with Trapped In A World being performed for the first time at this show. Some of the laid back stage banter and guitarist Mike Robinson's late show outburst is great. There's also many songs played that were never released and recorded, check it out.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

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My dudes in Unrestrained just released their debut LP, "Forward Onto Death" on Trip Machine Laboratories. Our friends over at Toxicbreed's Funhouse have an exclusive stream of the album up so you can listen to it in all it's 90's influenced glory.

If you like what you heard, you can order the album from Trip Machine Laboratories or directly from the band. See below for links to place your order:

Trip Machine Laboratories

Unrestained's Official Store

Friday, May 2, 2014

Longest War, Featuring Chris Logan (ex Chokehold) on vocals and ex-members of Despair, Union and Achilles laying down the crunch, just put the 7" on Press Gang Records up for presale. Head over to to check them out

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

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Monday, April 28, 2014

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A few years ago our buddy at Pins & Needles Zine started a band called killtraitors with their main influences being Harvest and Torn Apart. They recorded two demos that have just been sitting around so they were kind enough to send them our way. Hopefully there will be some more news of an album in the future. 
Here are the links to their 5 song demos:

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Bane will be releasing their final album on May 13th and from the looks of the trailer they posted last month, it sounds like it's going to be a good one. Today, the band posted the first song from the record and it's a banger. Noisey posted it earlier today so head over there to check it out. You can hear the song by clicking here:
Bane "All The Way Through"

You can still preorder their new album, "Don't Wait Up", by clicking here:
Bane "Don't Wait Up" 

The band will be heading out on a US tour to support the album this summer and it may very well be your last chance to see them. Click the link below to see if they will be heading your way:
Tour Dates

Saturday, April 26, 2014

411 was a band  that was a slice of a little something different in the early 90's. During their brief existence, they spit out a equally brief 7" and an incredible 12". With the impending 411 discography release, I asked singer Dan O'Mahoney if he'd mind cluing us in on how the band formed and how their great debut 7" came to be. He agreed and I couldn't be happier with all the stuff he provided for the piece. Dan currently fronts Done Dying, who head out on their first European tour later this week. Photos provided were taken by Dave Sine.
"With the upcoming 411 discography looming in the very near future I've taken up SITP's kind offer to let me tell the tale of how it all began.
As I remember it 411 sprang from two different pools. The first being an attempt by neighborhood friend Josh Stanton and I to finally do some music together, the second being a generous offer from Al Quint of Suburban voice to let me contribute to the series of 7"s he was featuring in the 'zine.
At the time NFAA had gone to it's grave and while Carry Nation was fun and promising it certainly wasn't a departure from what we'd done previously. I was in the mood to explore.
The Suburban voice thing seemed like an opportunity to combine forces with a Boston legend whom CN had been doing shows with during his first run in Down by Law. Dave Smalley had committed what I still think might be the best lps worth of vocals in hc history via Dag Nasty's Can I Say lp and I wanted to work with him.
The doing a band with Josh thing was quickly morphing into a band with fellow Workshed musician Kevin Murphy from head first, but prior to the SV idea the sound had been more Neurosis than Dischord and Vaudim Rubin of Half Off had been playing drums.
 During that time I asked Kevin how he would feel about writing a few Dag type songs that Dave and I could record for the zine. What he gave me was more than I expected... two songs that I found more exciting than anything else I'd worked on to that point. I wanted them for myself and I wanted my next band to have that sound.
The O'Mahony/Smalley side project pretty much died right there although Dave did contribute via some duet time in 'Say It' and 411 did eventually contribute a live offering on a Suburban Voice 7".
The final piece in the puzzle and the point at which the band became something to really be proud of was the addition of Mario Rubalcaba. This pro skater, mountain of dreads, and force of nature on the drums remains the most amazing musician I've ever played with. I'd met him through Chuck Treece during Voicebox and had made the mental note that someday I had to play with the guy. Mission accomplished.
Things came together quick and in the ultimate cherry on top moment we were able to nail down Brett Gurewitz from Bad Religion to record and engineer the e.p. The band was the tightest I've ever been in, the guys some of the most talented, and the recording one of the best I've been privileged to be a part of... and none of it was as it was supposed to be at the start"

411- Say It Thoughts That Feed The Fire 7" 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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S.O.B. first took shape in 1983, and were known for being one of the premiere bands for bringing the speed of thrash to hardcore.  They gained extra notoriety in 1990 when they did a split 7" with Napalm Death.  The influence that the two bands had on one another can be easily heard on both band's albums during the early 90s.

A while back, I bought a bunch of tapes from a friend, and in that lot was this S.O.B. - Studio Session '92 tape.  I've been unable to find any information about it on the internet, except for a couple of listings that claim in should have been from 1990, but those don't even have a picture of the cover.  My friend got his copy off of Ryuji from BattleOfDisarm in the early 90s, and the insert lists a recording date of July 14th, 1992 at Studio 246, so I'm leaning towards it being an authentic original, but one can still never know for sure.

That being said, here's the S.O.B. studio session from 1992.

S.O.B. - Studio Session '92

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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Slowly but surely, we are fixing the links that have gone down. Some we will not be re-upping as they have become available for purchase (Trial's catalog) but if you do see a link that have gone down, let us know and we will get it fixed as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience. See below for a few new updated links:

EDIT: Apparently some of the links were mixed up. They should be good now.

Decontaminate - Cleanse And Burn

Lifeless - Self Titled 7 Inch

Sevin - Heaven's Deception

Amenity - Forward, Into The Past

Boiling Point - Conquered By Ignorance

Paid In Blood - Demo
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The dudes at Black N Blue hit us up to let us know that the official trailer for this year's BNB is up. Every year, this fest has gotten better and better and this year is no exception. I can't make it but I'm pumped they were able to get Beyond to play. So awesome...the show will take place at:
The Well
272 Meserole Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Tickets are $36 ADV, $42 DOS, $65 2-Day Pass
Doors @ 1:00 PM (both days).

The lineups for both days are as follows:

Sat, May 17th, 2014
Agnostic Front
(only appearance “Cause For Alarm” line-up)
All Out War
Minus 1
Darkside NYC
Sworn Enemy
Brick By Brick
Brain Slug
Friend Or Foe

Sun, May 18th, 2014
Agnostic Front
(only appearance “Cause For Alarm” line-up)
7 Seconds
Take Offense
Beyond (reunion)
Suburban Scum
Power Trip
Against The Grain NYHC (reunion)
Criminal Instinct
Heavy Chains
Caught In A Trap

To watch the trailer, click here: BNB 2014 Trailer

For more information, go to Black N Blue Productions

Monday, April 21, 2014

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Envy were a great mid 90's straight edge band from Buffalo, NY. I had the pleasure of being friends with some of the guys, played with them(with Halfmast and No Reason) as well as booking them a few times. I always loved their pre-LP demo and recalled that it was initially going to be a second 7" on a west coast label. I couldn't remember the specifics, so I reached out to Larry Ransom, who sang for Envy, and he took the time to write a little something. Check it out and the great info from Larry (that's him as a youngster on the cover).
 "Hello everyone. Jeremy asked me to chime in on this demo tape so I thought I'd write out all that I can remember.
Going back a bit before this tape, I had released two 7"s on my label, New Direction Records. The first being an awesome and pretty much unknown 7" from the Buffalo band, Against All Hope (go seek it out) and the second being the self-titled 7" from my band, Envy. One of the distributors for my releases at that time was Network Sound (New Age and Conversion Records) in California. Their buyer at the time, who would call me when they needed to order a restock was this kid Jason. He was cool and easy to deal with and would always make sure that Network Sound would get me paid on time. He was friendly on the phone and we would often just end up shooting the shit about hardcore and filling each other in on cool new records we had purchased and what was going on in our local scenes.
At one point he was starting up his own label that was going to be an inprint under the Network Sound umbrella and he asked Envy if we would like to release a 7" with him. I talked it over with the band and we decided to do it as we had a grip of new songs we wanted to release and we thought the Network Sound distribution would be a big help in getting the record out into the world.
He named his record label X-hibition Records. The first release for his label was going to be an album from the New Jersey band, Strength 691. He had linked up with Strength 691 through a recommendation from Joe D Foster from Ignite. The Envy 7" was going to be the second release.
We booked studio time with Doug White at Watchmen Studios. We had recorded our original demo with Doug when the studio was still in his parents basement.  But now we would be the first band to record at his new studio on Snyder Rd at the corner of Robinson Rd. We were the guinea pigs of sorts for Doug's new studio so he cut us a great deal on studio time. I think he may have only charged us $100.
I don't recall too many specifics about being in the studio. I think we had done our best, performance wise, in the studio compared to our previous recording experiences and as always, Joe drove Doug crazy by trying to get the best sound and mix we could. At the end of the recording session we all signed and dated a dollar bill for Doug and it's still hanging in his studio as we were the first customers. I think next year will be the 20th anniversary of that day and recording. Scary to think!
Joe did the layout for the 7" and CDEP and we sent the layout and master recording to the label for the manufacturing etc. I know things started to go into production as test pressing were made and he sent us 4 of them so each member could have one and he sent us a CD of the mastered recording for CD version of the release. Things seemed to be fine at this point. We had even made flyers and started promoting the release at our shows.
 Things started to slow down after that and he was beginning to be hard to get ahold of and eventually he got fired from Network Sound. Things were starting to remind me of the all too familiar "Hardcore records take forever to come out" scenario like what happened to local bands that had come before us... The No Joke 7", The Slugfest 7" and the Fadeaway split 7". Records that took years to come out after they were recorded. Except ours got worse. It never came out! 
Finally I got ahold of the guy and he admitted he wouldn't be able to continue with the label. The Strength 691 album didn't come out either and I think the guy basically disappeared from HC all togother. We were excited to get that recording out so we pressed up a quick 100 copies as a demo to sell at an upcoming show we had with Mouthpiece in the summer of 1996. We had the tapes professionally dubbed at this place ESP and had the shells printed which was cool and we just made photocopy covers. We sold all 100 copies at that show. We didn't give that tape a bigger pressing or distribution as we had already written a bunch more songs by that point so we thought we would re-record those songs along with all our new ones for an album, which we did do.
So that's pretty much the story on that tape. It's probably the recording that turned out the best for us and the one that people tell me they like the best.
Thanks Jeremy.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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Finally found the time to update some links that have gone down. Sorry it takes so long sometimes but we do what we can when we can. Anyway, see below for direct links to the original posts with the updated links:

108 - Songs Of Separation Zine

Arson - Words Written In Blood

State Craft - Embracing Serene Memories In This Nocturnal Snowlight Garden of Eden

Stones To Mark A Fire

Earthmover - Death Carved In Every Word

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

 While waiting in line at a local thrash/ death metal show in the winter on 1990, I bought a 7” by local Buffalo, NY hardcore band Against All Hope. I thought it was pretty cool and listened to it quite a bit over the coming months. The following summer of '91, I finally was able to catch them live and they were WAY better than that 7”. The line up I saw at that show had Jay Galvin on bass and Scott Vogel on drums, both of whom were also in Slugfest. Over the next few years, I saw them many, many more times and once their line up solidified they got even better.

In 1993 Against All Hope released my favorite material by them, their Self Titled cassette; they were on the more speedy, melodic side of hardcore, especially for Buffalo, mixing in some Dag Nasty style to their brand of 'core. Long gone were Jay and Scott, but oddly enough both Flipowitz and Tim Patterson from AAH also went on to be in Slugfest. This is a really great demo and includes a cover of Once I Cry by Uniform Choice. 

Friday, April 11, 2014

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I follow Dischord on Tumblr and they post some great stuff from their archives featuring a lot of great bands.  These flyers are just the tip of the iceberg. See more right here.