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Monday, June 4, 2012

tripface


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burning bridges

Anyone have their songs?

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

strain


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shield


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Monday, May 28, 2012

reality

Early 90’s Reality from Salt Lake City, Utah was Chris Carlton - guitar, Trent Falcone - vocals, Brad Butterfield - bass, Justin Spencer - drums, & Spencer Jacobs - guitar. They played a style of hardcore similar to later Insight meets Outspoken. reality - 1992 - something hurts 7'' (flatline records) http://www.mediafire.com/?wwl34xe5iw7ux37

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fly

90's emo post hardcore. fly - 1992 - st 7'' (sun spot records) http://www.mediafire.com/?9655w11657t6g1e

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shield


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motive

Motive began in 1995 when Atif [originally on bass] and I (Ryan) [guitar] met Pete [drums] at a Hardcore show at the Huntington YMCA. Atif and I were looking to start a new hardcore band after being exposed to hardcore music in the senior year of our dead end william floyd high school senior year. We instantly clicked with Pete and he really was the perfect drummer as he was tight and played like a machine. Also he was already playing out the short lived LIHC band Derailed. Before playing with Pete, Atif and I played in a violent metal band Crooked Stick who unfortunately broke up. So it was great to meet someone new who was already a good drummer and start up a brand new project. I remember early on, we rehearsed in the Northport basement of of “Maxx the punk” and wrote most of our early tunes. The sound was a mix of old school hardcore with a biting metallic tinge. At first, we tried out friend Macky, but eventually decided to not work with him and kept looking for a vocalist… In walks Al. AL brought with him a wealth of knowledge and hardcore ideology on vocals that immediately fit in with our newly formed “straight edge” version of Motive. [Not Pete- he still smoked butts!] We recorded the first demo “Demonstration” at the old ARTI studio. Shortly after we also recorded 2 songs for the “516 Comp” on None of the Above Records and we instantly were playing shows in the thriving Long Island Hardcore Scene. Next was an ill-fated 7” “Underneath The Principleless Terrain” on the instantly defunct label Bittersweet Records where only 100 copies are said to have made it out into circulation. [The other 900 copies were rumored to have been destroyed.] The recording showcased the first sign of our advancing sound with dissonant chords, a boost of chaotic energy and Jay May at the helm at Outeast Studios. Unfortunately Al Carter (RIP) didn’t work out (long long story) with our increasing taste for darker and acidic music and we decided to part ways with him. Somewhere around this time, we were picked up by the NYC label Exit/Wreckage. Atif took over on vocals and unleashed this insane roar that I swear could be heard without a fucking PA! What followed was a return to Outeast Studios and 3 new songs that were regarded by most as Motives finest hour: “A Doctrine of Scripted Torture”. The sound was solidfied with a new bassist “Ballpoint” Pete who previously played with the LIHC band “the Motoba Erehwon Conspiracy”. Constant intense live shows followed and we kept writing more intense songs. We were eventually tempted by the poisons and Atif and I “sold out” to our drug free life style. This happened to coincide with the release of “I Vs. the Beckoning of Darkness”. We injected a huge new influence of technical and progressive metal guitar riffs and drumming with strong and increased dark texture topped off with depressing words of isolation screamed as intensely as possible by Atif. I think this record went over lots of peoples heads, including Wreckage, who hated our guitar solos and metal parts hahaha!. Clearly we made a decision not everyone liked, but back then we were damn proud of our sound because we regarded it as original and pure! We recorded the Album with Davide and Ian love in NYC. It was an awesome experience. I experimented with lots of guitar pedals and Atif had the time to really put alot of work into his vocals. This was the first time we were in a “pro-studio” so the sound sounds a bit “strange” when I listen back. Meaning: not exactly like we sounded live. Anyway, to our surprise, lots of people on Long Island embraced our progressed sound on the record and we played lots of great shows on LI and even a self booked US tour as well! We partied hard and eventually sobriety was now a distant memory. Motive progressed into a equal parts Metal band as much we were a HC band. Unfortunately, Ballpoint who was still sxe, could not tolerate us anymore, and we parted ways with him never to hear from him again. Due to our increasingly drunken/stoned actions and increased unpopular tech/death metal influence most Hardcore Kids wanted nothing to do with these long hair metal heads! After a failed attempt at recruiting a new bassist Ray, the new motive was further solidified with the addition of bassist “Dogmaster” Todd. Todd was a talented metal guitarist-turned-emergency metal bassist from our home town Mastic/Shirley.[also the singer and guitarist in crooked stick] Due to lots of fighting with the people in the LIHC scene we decreased in popularity and less and less people came to see Motive play. Yet… we still carried on and wrote some of our most advanced songs ever. A harsher darker Motive emerged. We returned to Jay May in Laurel (!) and recorded the great yet unreleased 4 song demo “Fetus Shall Become Ash”. Two songs off that “Fetus” demo got released out on some random compilations but eventually [more or less … this time period is a bit blurry] motive went to sleep and the story fades… Until 2006 as we regroup 7 years later to play some songs again one last time! -Ryan2006 Discography: “Demonstration” Cassette 1996 [Self Released Demo] 1. Vigor 2. Guilty by Default 3. Reverence 4. Pick Yourself Up “516 Hardcore Compilation” 2xcd 1996 [None Of The Above] 1. First Quarter 2. Borders “Underneath the Principleless Terrain” 7” 1996 [Bittersweet] A. Inaudible / Studies B. Wolf In Sheeps Clothing / Submission “A Doctrine Of Scripted Torture” 7” 1997 [Exit/Wreckage] A. Farewell to the Actor / Thickest of Glass B. Virile “I Vs. The Beckoning Of Darkness” CD/ Cassette 1998 [Exit/Wreckage] 1. The Dormancy Pill 2. Furthering the Demonic Destriny 3. Time Capsule 4. Icicles 5. Blue Grey Black 6. The Crooked Stick and Its Divine Music Box 7. The Twan Maratea Theory 8. Circle Place 9. First Quarter 10. The Battle of the Ants 11. I Vs. the Beckoning of Darkness “Mindset Overhaul” Compilation CD 1998 [Exit/Wreckage] The Dormancy Pill “Fetus Shall Become Ash” Cassette 1998 [Self Released Demo] 1. Dreams of Funerals and Morbid Freedom 2. Destroying Every Hex 2. Fetus Shall Become Ash 4. Implosion of Existence “One Hell Of A Compilation” CD Tribute to Anton LaVey 1999 [ Blasphemor Records] Dreams of Funeral and Morbid Freedom “Appropriate Response” Compilation CD 1999 Implosion of Existence Band members: atif: vocals, original bassist pete: drums ryan: guitars, backing vocals ballpoint: bass todd: bass on final demo al: early vocalist ray: bassist http://www.myspace.com/motivefuckyou motive - 1997 - a doctrine of scripted torture 7'' (exit records) http://www.mediafire.com/?3vyz83mhzd4m1x8

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method

Method was a Hardcore band from Milwaukee, WI, and were creating some pretty wicked riffs for the era. Living on the West Coast, I never really gathered a ton of information on these guys, but my friend Parker helped fill in a few holes when I saw him a couple of years ago here in Portland. Apparently Method’s singer had a nickname of Survivor, which he gained by riding a bike across state lines to attend a hardline gathering. The same dude also served briefly as an original member of Killtheslavemaster. method - 1997 - st 7'' (self released) http://www.mediafire.com/?t06idjg0cfde22z

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fuel

Fuel formed in 1989 and thrived in the early 90’s post-hardcore scene. They were from the San Francisco Bay Area, though you wouldn’t know it to listen to them. They combined melody, power, and raw emotion to create both personal and political songs. They had a post-punk “DC” sound akin to Fugazi or early Hot Water Music with twin guitars and dueling rough post hardcore vocals and aggressive and intricate drumming. If anything, they were a bridge between the coasts since the bands they were closest to in terms of friendship were Jawbreaker (in fact, they recorded a Jawbreaker cover, but put an unused vocal track from a different song over it), Samiam, Cringer, and Monsula. After a few recording sessions at Gilman, they had their own self-published demo. A song recorded with Alex Sergay in the fall of 1989 later ended up on the Very Small Records compilation “If You Can See Through it… It Ain’t Coffee.” They recorded with Kevin Army in February and March of 1990, and released their self-titled LP “Fuel” in 1990 containing 10 songs on Sixth International/Rough Trade Records. The same recording sessions yielded four other songs which were released as a 7” on Lookout! Records the same year. Both were well received by critics. Over the next two years, they toured and played locally and hit the studio a few more times to lay down some tracks which would end up on split 7s with Phleg Camp and Angry son respectively as well as a few compilations. Most of their work was later re-released by Allied Records in 1995. The discography was called “Monuments to Excess” and featured more or less the same artwork as the original LP. Fuel split in 1991. Fuel was Mike Kirsch on guitar/vocals, Aaron Arroyo on bass, Jim Allison on guitar/vocals, and Jeff Stofan on drums. Mike Kirsch has been in numerous Bay Area bands such as The Skinflutes, early Pinhead Gunpowder, Navio Forge, Torches to Rome, Bread and Circuits, and Please Inform the Captain This is a Hijack. He’s currently playing guitar in Baader Brains. Jeff Stofan has also been in numerous bands including Monsula most notably. Twenty years later, and people still talk about Fuel. One of the members started and maintains the band’s official website as a tribute and scrapbook to a time he obviously loved. fuel - 1990 - take effect 7'' (lookout records) http://www.mediafire.com/?ay9h8za2zd3r2fz

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deadguy

One night in the summer of 1994 Dave and Crispy went to CBGB’s in NYC to go see Cows and Unsane. It was hot. Cows (for those of you who aren’t familiar) are pretty entertaining, in fact I’d say they should have been much more popular than they were. Unsane had just reformed with Vinnie on drums and the other 2 original guys still playing. They were so unbelievably heavy (and loud) and so unlike the crappy bands in New Brunswick, New Jersey it seemed only natural to go buy all their records and start ripping off the cool parts and making a band around it. Admittedly this might seem kinda lame, but who cares, we just wanted to rock. No one ever believes this story but it is literally how the band started, if there had been something better on TV that nite, none of this would have ever happened. So you’re thinking, “Yeah, I guess they sounded a little like The Unsane, but not really.” That’s true, we found that The Unsane songs although cool and heavy weren’t very hard to play, that’s when we discovered a band from Tennessee called Today Is The Day (I had bought the cd a few weeks earlier), who we could rip off even more than The Unsane. The first TITD album, Supernova, is still one of my favorite records of all time. It’s so heavy and evil and the music is so crazy that there wasn’t even anything to compare it to. If you listen to 6 Dementia Satyr and then Black Dahlia (in that order) and then listen to Druid from our White Meat 7-inch you’ll see the inspiration (basically we stole it, Cool, huh?). Anyway, Crispy and I were housemates, along with a whole bunch of other knuckleheads at 149 Somerset Street, a house that became the practice space for Deadguy as well as a local punk rock venue. We knew we needed other people in order to become a band so we went through our roommate list and found 2 who could play instruments; Pops (a.k.a. Tim Naumann) and Bruce, (who later went to France and came back nuts, seriously.) So we started teaching Pops how to play bass, since that was what Crispy knew how to play. Then we had 2 bass players, so Crispy went and bought a guitar and became the guitar player. We were a cool power trio, like Rush, or Triumph, those 2 shared the vocals and it was cool. Somewhere along the lines we got suckered into bringing another singer so that Crispy and Pops could just play. At the time it seemed like a good idea and for a while it worked, unfortunately it became a real hassle. We played our first show in the basement of 149 Somerset Street a few months later, I think we had 5 songs which we hadn’t even named. Quick side note here: the origin of the name Deadguy came from the John Candy movie Only the Lonely where he’s carrying around dead bodies and people keep asking “Who’s the Deadguy?” So the show was kinda weird, I remember there being way too many people there and us being so loud that every one of them were covering their ears to escape the feedback and noise coming from us. It was a success though, we made a bunch of t-shirts and people wanted them and people seemed to sorta like the noise factor, when I say noise, I mean shit noise that makes your head hurt. At some point we moved to another apartment and built a practice space/bedroom. Crispy and I worked on new songs and parts pretty much every night. Somewhere before that happened we went and recorded the White Meat 7-inch at Trax East in NJ, I still like the songs on there, but the guitars should have been louder, overall it was a cool record and there wasn’t a whole lot of bands going for that sound at that point, so we were cool. That record came out on Dada/Popgun, a local label. The White Meat 7-inch got us some good press and notoriety so we started playing all over the East Coast and pretty soon had a good following (I think kids liked us cause we made new t-shirts all the time). After a show in NYC we met up with the jokers from Engine/Blackout Records who put out the Work Ethic 7-inch as well as a CDEP that contained both 7-inchers. The guys at Engine were pretty screwy after a while. We had gone and recorded the Fixation album and they couldn’t pay the studio for it, so we bailed and went to Victory. At the time Victory was pretty much Tony and a few lackeys, he put the record out in February I think, even though it had been done in October. The first tour sucked, the booking agent was a complete idiot and she screwed up the whole West Coast, so by the time we got to LA we only had one show left in Seattle. You might say that tempers started to flare as certain members of the band were treating this tour as a vacation while others of us were there to rock. (Never mind we were living on $2-$5 a day, whereas they had a bunch of money from their parents or wherever and we were eating bread sandwiches.) The whole thing came to a head at the home of our former housemate Gabe, the poor bastard never knew what happened. We got to his house and in about 15 minutes, three of us (Dave, Crispy and Pops) were not talking to the other 2, we were out of money, out of shows and they were accusing of us of “ruining their good time” because we didn’t want to stay in Seattle for 3 extra days. We drove back to NJ only stopping for gas. 50 hours, basically non-stop with the 3 of us against the 2 of them. After that they decided to move to Seattle. We decided they were jackasses and stayed in NJ. About this time, we switched Pops from bass over to vocals; it took a while for him to really learn how to scream and breath, but in the end I like his voice a million times better. We also recruited our former roadie (and Destroyer of Babylon) Tom Yak to come and play 2nd guitar. At that point the bass player search began, it sucked. Eventually the mighty Rob Leecock convinced us to let Jim Baglino join, we had been hesitant since Jim was in Human Remains, but those guys were pretty dysfunctional, plus Jim wanted to play bass, so it worked out. We started practicing at his studio in Red Bank and that’s where we wrote most of the songs for Screamin (although we still played in the basement). Somewhere within this whole story we met lots of interesting people and played with lots of great bands (and plenty of terrible ones) including Today Is The Day, so when it came time to record we called Steve Austin, who flew to NJ to record Screamin with us. It was an experience and I think the record is great, that was the sound we were always going for and I think there wasn’t anything left for us after that recording. The next tour was set up by the people at Victory, we went out with Bloodlet for about 2 months over the whole country. This tour was much better; we actually got paid, had shows and all got along. Along the way we fought a midget, crashed into some foreigners, Crispy chipped his tooth on Jim’s bass, we lived in Orlando for a week and had a great roadie, named Samson. Despite the fact that this tour was good, it was grueling both physically (Pops and I lost 10 pounds each) and mentally (Tom decided he was no longer a rock star). Young Tom’s final shows were cool, the first one was with Misfits and a whole cast of others at the WSOU anniversary in Asbury Park, NJ, there were about 4,000 people there. His last show was at the Wetlands in NYC for CMJ, we had to stop at Jim’s dad’s house on the way in and as we were sitting outside a bird dropped dead out of the sky right at our feet, I think it was an omen. Tom took to the trees after that and began a reclusive lifestyle. We continued to play around the East Coast (now with our friend Chris from Doc Hopper on guitar), and began an unbelievable epidemic of breaking down at every possible point. We played our last show in New Brunswick in May of 1997, Jim didn’t want to stop being a band and he got mad at us at that show and no one heard from him for about 3 months. People often wonder what happened to everyone after that; Jim owns a rehearsal studio in Red Bank, NJ and continues to rock. Chris from Doc Hopper also continues to rock. Pops went back to playing bass and finally is finishing college after 10 years. Crispy became a professional gambler for a while but stopped when his car blew up mysteriously one night (seriously). Tom took to the trees as they say, kind of like a survivalist who lives in the woods and I (Dave) have been on a quest to become the first punk rocker to become an internet millionaire. DISCOGRAPHY: White Meat 7” (Dada/ Popgun Records, 1994) Work Ethic 7” (Engine/ Blackout Records, 1994) Work Ethic EP (Blackout Records, 1994; Re-Released 2002) Fixation on a Co-Worker LP (Victory Records, 1995) Screamin’ With the Deadguy Quintet EP (Victory Records, 1996) I Know Your Tragedy - Live at CBGBs (Hawthorne Street Records, 2000) deadguy - 1994 - whitemeat 7'' (dada records) Download: http://www.mediafire.com/?l7fgll731lpasi3

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

day of suffering


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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

unbroken

Secret show from Prague.

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daydream

Daydream is 90's influenced newschool hardcore from Prague, Czech Republic. On my opinion they are influenced by Ressurection, Unbroken and sometimes Cave In. Check their demo http://daydreamxxx.bandcamp.com/

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Saturday, May 5, 2012

slugfest


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by the grace of god

Started for fun in 1995 by (ex) members of Guilt, Endpoint, Enkindel, Empathy, and Falling Forward, By The Grace Of God took center stage in their hometown of Louisville Kentucky, rather quickly. Taking up touring, their first and second records came by way of Chicago’s Victory records. After Victory’s support of bands like One Life Crew, promotions in porn magazines (and videos), and general unease within the band, BTGOG released 3 Steps To A Better Democracy in 1999 on hometown label 3 Little Girls. Seeing a limited release, the band continued for only a short while longer, playing a slew of “last shows”. The band reunited in October 2005 for a show in Louisville to benefit a sick friend, and also to release 3 Steps… remastered with extra material on Initial Records. It was Initial’s final release. Members of the band now play in Black Cross, Minnow, D. Biddle, and Us Lions. One of my favourite bands! by the grace of god - 1996 - for the love of indie rock 7'' (victory records) http://www.mediafire.com/?kwuab3l73zzcyo4 by the grace of god - 1997 - perspective (victory records) http://www.mediafire.com/?9uu1k61gs6ap58v

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despair


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prevail

Prevail was an underground hardcore from Scranton/Florence/Conway/Columbia, SC. They played between the years of 1994-1998. They released a demo tape, a 7 inch on Insurgent Sounds, a 12 inch on King of the Monsters, a split 7 inch with Stretch Arm Strong on Insurgent Sounds, a 7 inch on Concurrent Records, songs on several compilations, and a CD discography on Hanged Hero. They shared members with Rinse, Hassan I Sabbah, Homeland Security. They played in the vein of Canon, Green Rage, Abnegation etc. prevail - 1995 - ...with such emotion 7'' (insurgent records) http://www.mediafire.com/?0a88d1vkc1ariew

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1066

Sorry no info about this band, but they are fucking awesome. Mix of Focal Point, Unbroken and Mean Season. Check them for sure!!! 1066 - 1997 - st 7'' (billy the kid records) http://www.mediafire.com/?47cx7l9oljgdh5x

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ritual

Ritual is a new school hardcore band from Elowood, NJ. They had released only one 7'' with 3 songs on it in 1993. Super angry metalcore with acoustic parts. ritual - 1993 - st 7'' (self released) http://www.mediafire.com/?pajpfsdmfb6yc03

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spirit

Unfortunately I don't have any info about this band..They played mix of old school hc with some influences of newschool. Maybe in the vein of Edgewise...Check this band for sure. Thanks to facextomorrow for info - as I know SPIRIT was a band from New Jersey. It was kinda pre-FLOORPUNCH with members of ENDEAVOR. Band was formerly known as KURBJAW. spirit - st 7'' (resurrection a.d. records) http://www.mediafire.com/?dababvbiea617za

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

unbroken


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Thursday, April 26, 2012

fragment

Fragment (aka Outright, aka Fragment Metal) was formed under the name Outright in Upton, Massachusetts in the spring of 1996 by Steve Provost (vocals), Jason Johnson (guitar), Jay Fox (guitar), Al Bigelow (drums) and Mark Wood (bass). The band started playing local shows after 3 weeks. Their early sound was in the vein of hardcore giants Strife and Earth Crisis, but later evolved into the metalcore sound of local favorites such as Overcast. They were often associated with the straightedge music scene (all of the members were at that time), but they didn’t bill themselves as such. After a few months they decided to change their name to Fragment after finding another hardcore band named Outright. (Ironically, there are more bands named Fragment then Outright.) Their first published work was a 4-song demo tape that they distributed for free. It was “published” by a made-up record label named Evil Bloom Records, a tongue-in-cheek reference to a friend of the band. They also published a track on a 7” record titled Nothing Left To Chance for the label Home Fire Records. In 1997 there was a schism in the band over personal issues and the band was declared as dead. However, Provost and Johnson decided to carry on the project and recruited Chris Bloom (bass) and Jeff Wheeler (drums). (The remaining members would go on to form several other successful projects, most notably Fortydaysrain.) The new lineup quickly dropped most of the original material and started working on new songs with a more technical metal sound. They later recruited Jim Felix as a second guitarist, and began making plans to record a full-length CD. That CD, Angels Never Came, was released in 1998 on Pindrop Records. The new lineup continued to play the Worcester, Boston and Providence areas regularly with bands such as Blood Has Been Shed, The Year of Our Lord, Diecast, Bane, Barrit, etc. They also went on several East-coast tours. In 2000, they went back into the studio to record their second and final album, Answers, which was originally published by Pindrop Records but later re-published by Voice of Life Records in Germany. In the years following the release of their first CD, the line up went through several more changes. Jim Felix, Jay Johnson and Chris Bloom all left the band at one time or another to pursue other interests, though Jim and Jay would return before the band finally broke up. Chris Bloom was replaced by Chris Hill. Other members included Allan Arakelian and Jeff Wiersma, and some shorter-lived members. The band’s last climax came in the form of a 1-month European tour in early 2001 in support of the Voice of Life deal. They broke-up for good a few months after returning home. fragment - 1998 - angels never came 10'' (pin drop records) Download: http://www.mediafire.com/?y91h807gv1gu2bu

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Monday, April 23, 2012

time for change

Straight Edge, but that’s not what it’s all about- Political, but that’s not what it’s all about- Many members are vegetarian & vegan but that’s not what it’s all about- Hailing from all over Southern California (primarily Pomona & Corona-Riverside) and playing to have fun, get out frustrations, and express oneself in any of the things that might be troubling, concerning, or amusing them. Time For Change is about being people and working through all the shit and all the shine that makes us who we are. To this point (mid-2008) the band has released: Profound EP (Glory Kid) Three Lanes Split EP (Glory Kid) Nothing To Prove Comp. (2 songs) Wasting Away 7inch (Eye For An Eye/Glory Kid) Memoirs LP (New Age Records) “Memoirs” has just been released (Sept. 1st, 2008) on New Age Records. http://www.myspace.com/timeforchange http://www.myspace.com/glorykidrecords http://www.glorykid.com Mainstay members include Andy Gomez (vocals), “Big” Brian Ortiz (drums) & Matt Gonzales (guitar). Fick (bass) has been constant for awhile now & new member Jordy (guitar) has made a welcomed transition into the band. In the past the band has featured a host of friends on bass and second guitar since original members John (guitar) & Lil Bryan (bass) departed (including members of Lockdown, Restrained, Seven Generations, Bound in Blood, the Glory & Vagary). They were formerly known as Soldier X (with a different singer) and released a demo. Andy also operates the Glory Kid Label & is involved in a booking agencey named SOS Booking with friends Nathan Rebolledo & Jon Huskey. Big Brian plays guitar in the band Xibalba (http://www.myspace.com/placeoffear) Matt also has a project band named Wunami (http://www.myspace.com/wunami) time for change - 2005 - wasting away 7'' (glory kid records) Download: http://www.mediafire.com/?2n17eqitwl4246o

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transcend, majority of one

transcend - 1991 - dedication 7'' (super j records) Download: http://www.mediafire.com/?vjo02uj0sgt0rx8 transcend & majority of one - 1992 - split 7'' (doghouse records) Download: http://www.mediafire.com/?gft9ig5m7t5gjig

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Monday, April 9, 2012

anchor


Out of the independent music scene and activist movement in Stavanger and Gothenburg comes the hardcore-straight edge band Anchor. With a mission to entertain, provoke and inspire to action, they’ve trawled around countless venues in all four corners of the globe since 2007. In addition to playing in excess of 200 concerts Anchor has also found the time to release a studio album, two 7”s and a split single over the course of the band’s first two years. The guys have no plans to slow down and are already underway with preparations for album number two.

anchor - 2008 - the quiet dance LP (refuse records)

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anchor - 2011 - recovery 12'' (refuse records)

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Sunday, April 8, 2012

enkindel

enkindel - 1996 - some assembly required 12'' (initial records)

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everlast

Vegan straight edge from legendary Chapter Records. Also I will post their demo tape soon.

everlast - 1994 - ...drown the self 7'' (chapter records)

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coalesce


Coalesce is a Kansas City based hardcore/metal band. Their music is characterized by strange shifting tempos, noise, groove, and boundless creativity paralleled only by the band’s peers in groups like The Dillinger Escape Plan and Botch.

The band began in January of 1994 and originally consisted of Jes Steineger (guitar), Stacy Hilt (bass) and Jim Redd (drums). During this time they played under the name Breach, however, when Sean Ingram joined as a vocalist later in the year, the members opted to change their name to Coalesce.

With their name and lineup solidified, Coalesce entered West End Studios to record a demo which was pressed to a 7” EP that rapidly sold out.

The UK division of Earache Records was so impressed by the unique and innovative sound featured on Coalesce’s demo that they invited the band to record an EP for Earache’s 7” series imprint, ‘New Chapter’. The EP, simply titled ‘002’, was recorded in one day and released in 1995. 002 marked the beginning of Coalesce’s relationship with Red House Studios and producer Ed Rose, who would go on to produce almost all of Coalesce’s later material.

In 1995, Coalesce embarked on their first US tour in support of Bloodlet and 108. When the band returned home from the road, a blowup between Redd and Ingram resulted in Coalesce disbanding in early 1996.

In the summer of 1996, guitarist Jes Steineger contacted Ingram and the two decided to reform the band. Stacy Hilt was included in the reunion, resuming his bass duties, and the drum position was delegated to James DeWees. (original drummer Jim Redd decided not to pick up the drum sticks again because he was attending school in Baltimore) This incarnation of the band put out A Safe Place 7” on Edison Recordings and their Earache-distributed split EP with Napalm Death, ‘In Tongues We Speak’.

In 1997, Coalesce wrote and recorded their first full length, ‘Give Them Rope’ (Edison Recordings), as well as songs for several compilations and split 7” records with The Get Up Kids, Today is the Day, and Converge.

After a few weeks playing the new songs on tour, Coalesce entered Red House Studios in the spring of 1998 to record the album Functioning on Impatience (in 3 days). Shortly afterwards, Coalesce recorded songs for a split 7” with Boy Sets Fire. Both the full-length and the split record were released that summer. It was during this period that bassist Stacy Hilt made his departure and was summarily replaced by Nathan Ellis.

Coalesce once again entered Red House to record the album There is Nothing New Under the Sun, a one-off release on Hydra Head comprised of Led Zeppelin covers, which was released in the autumn of ‘98.

During their hiatus, the members recorded their final album, ‘012:Revolution in Just Listening’ in separate sessions. Coalesce reformed in 2002 sans Jes Steineger, replacing him with The Esoteric guitarist, Cory White, for a national tour and a few recordings.

The band played what they advertised as their ‘final show’ in Lawrence, Kansas in September of 2005.

In 2007 the reformed Coalesce 7” entitled Salt and Passage with the intention of eventually touring and releasing a full length.

Coalesce’s latest full-length record Ox features 14 songs and was released on June 9 (North America) and June 15 (international) on Relapse Records. The band is planning to do a two week headlining tour of Europe. In addition, the band recently completed the Ox EP which will be released later in the year.

coalesce - 1994 - st 7'' (chapter records)

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groove


Groove is the band that Chris Wade brought with him to Richmond, VA that featured the tried and true ensemble of musicians from the bands Device and Rebound. the post-punk guitar style (that Chris learned from Gut Rochelle) and the emo sensibilties of this band combined with the freight train rhythm section and scene popularity of Hgual would create Hose.Got.Cable right after this bands demise.

They have released two 7” records:
Crutch/overcast (1991, SunSpot records)
By the Road (1992, Old Glory Records)

groove - 1992 - crutch 7'' (sun spot records)

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groove - 1992 - st 7'' (old glory records)

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remission

remission & police and thieves - 2011 - split 7'' (amendment records)

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halfmast

Halfmast were 90's hardcore band who mixed 90's newschool in the vein of early Strife, Outspoken and classic youth crew style. Awesome band! Also I have 2 demo tapes which I will post soon.

halfmast - influence 7'' (third party records)

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Saturday, March 31, 2012

point of no return


Point Of No Return (1996-2006) was a vegan straightedge political band that started in 1996 as a side project of Self-Conviction members, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Since then, they were focused on the Third World struggles and on the animal liberation fight. The band always existed as a means to go against a system that enslaves, oppresses, tortures and destroys individual lives as well as the entire planet. Point Of No Return first CD, “Centelha” (Sparks), by Liberation Records, was released in 2000 and became a division line between everything that came before that album and anything that would come later. Mixing post-Earth Crisis metal mosh with death metal elements, “Centelha” takes this formula the further it could go, with excellent riffs and transitions, and three singers screaming to the world their own point of view, out of the First World hardcore perspective. After a seven months break and a supposed “last show” in Argentina, the band came back with a new album in 2002, “Liberdade Imposta, Liberdade Conquistada” (Imposed Freedom, Conquered Freedom), once again by Liberation Records. The songs were more deep and melancholic, but also with a strong influence from bands like Cro-Mags, Judge and Napalm Death. The lyrics, finally completely in Portuguese, dealt about political and social issues in a more mature and critical way, and brought out a completely new - and Brazilian - perspective of straightedge and hardcore. The band played its last show in 2006.

point of no return - 1997 - st 7'' (catalyst records)

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Sunday, March 25, 2012

purpose

Surviving from the fall of 1994 to the end of 2001, a group of musicians formed a band that lived vibrantly between the time that Hardcore and Punk-Rock grew from musical tastes dominated by basement revolutionaries to the malls’ Hot Topic. Originating in the cultural isolation of central New Jersey and yet evolving into one of the busiest and arguably most pioneering musical groups of their era, the long pursued release on Black Numbers of this final discography, compiling two seven inches, two full length records and the band’s final demos, introduces the listener to the musical education of a maturing band. Working hard to impress, Purpose grew to be one of the most influential bands in the New York/New Jersey and Pennsylvania scenes, leading members into forming such notable groups as Saves the Day, Thursday, The Break, The Procedure, Between the Wars, and Trashtalk in the Kingdom. Moving from the simple and angry sounds of Washington D.C. influenced ‘80’s punk rock to the more complicated and equally angry post-hardcore, this discography embodies almost a decade of struggle, countless member changes, and hundreds of live shows; from dirt floor basements in Oklahoma to the most unlikely clubs in L.A., all played on equipment dragged from the back of a windowless, ancient van. With intelligent lyrics, iconic art, violent delivery and an independent sound, Purpose made an effort to stand on its own, even when surrounded by friends. Walking the difficult line between genres and scenes, Purpose shared stages with great bands from Samiam to Ensign and World Inferno to Atreyu. The band’s decision to part in the winter of ’01 came with the popularity of hardcore larger than ever, but with fashion and chance cemented firmly as success’ decider. Known for its passion, intensity and tremendous presence onstage, Purpose has left us with a reminder of what a hopeful thing the 1990’s hardcore and punk rock were, and that records were supposed to be primers to prepare the listener for participation at the next show. The discography of this seminal New Jersey Hardcore band left the world with one less group that we all may have been only modestly aware of during its life, but that has unquestionably influenced the music that we listen to after its death. Play it loud.

purpose - 1997 - what's in worth 7'' (special forces records)

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purpose - 1999 - st 12'' (special forces records)

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Saturday, March 24, 2012

strain

Awesome full live set



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Sunday, March 18, 2012

triggerman


As the 1980’s came to an end. Long time legendary punk/hardcore axe man Gavin Oglesby needed a change of “soundery”. He had just completed the highly successful bands No For An Answer, and Carry Nation, and Oglesby felt that his next project needed to “break the mold” of what he felt was a very stale music scene. He hooked up with a drummer from Michigan and started Triggerman in January of 1990. After working with a couple of base playres and singers, they turned to the unlikeliest of allies to aid him in this quest, local Orange County folk hero Joe Nelson. Like Oglesby, Nelson was bored of the “youth crew movement”. Theyconnected instantly, and together conspired to create a new kind of music, called “emo” after the sound of the mid 80’s DC bands Embrace, Dag Nasty, and Rites Of Spring. They rounded out the line up with youthful (At the time, we was only 18) San Clemente tough guy “Smilin” Brian Howell on bass. Triggerman’s first show was in December of 1990 at SDSU with Headfirst. Later that month, they played with Gorilla Biscuits at the infamous Reseda Country Club (The CPR man incident). They played for most of 1991 around Southern California with bands such as The Offspring, Sensefield, Farside, Game Face, Into Another, Green Day, Haywire, Rage Against The Machine, Wool, Government Issue, No Doubt, Final Conflict, Insted, Quicksand, Helmet, Tool, Down By Law, One Step Ahead, Mary’s Danish, LL Cool J, etc. etc. etc. In 1992 the band finally released, the now classic 10 song LP “Dead Like Me. which according to Flipside magazine was the “most anticipated record of the year” The band did several grueling West Coast mini tours a la the Black Flag “get in the van” style in support of the release. They forged second homes in places such as Salt Lake City, and Tucson AZ. putting those one horse towns on the music map so to speak. They begin 1993 with their strongest release to date the “Sinker” 7”. That record included the now standard post straight edge anthem “Flux”. Looking back in retrospect 1993 would be considered the peak of the band. In the Fall of 1994, Sean Higgins left the band to attend grad school. The band enlisted long time supporters, and musical wizards, Kevin Murphy on skins, and Michael “Popeye” Vogelsang on 2nd guitar and barged into 1994. That year they played with bands such as Strife, Snapcase, Drift Again, Shelter, Outspoken, Mean Season, Jawbox, Fugazi, Girls Against Boys, The Vandals, Samiam, Texas Is The Reason, etc. etc. One again Oglesby, and Nelson begin to feel disillusioned with the music scene as bands such as Green Day, and The Offspring signed to major labels, while Triggerman stayed true to it’s independent roots. They could sense that this whole new scene that they had helped create was about to be swept up into the corporate rock world. “The Man”, as some people refered to the group, continued to gig around Southern California in 1994, but the two turned their creative minds to different projects , Oglesby to his visual arts, Nelson to his prose. Ironically “The Man” recorded it’s best work during the Winter of 1994 in the “Dead Wait” demos. Those sessions produced which many consider the groups best song “Flatline” , inspired by the death of friend River Phoenix earlier that year. In the Spring of 1995 the group decided to call it a day. They agreed to play one final show at the request of some old New York friends, and in July of 1995 Triggerman played their last show @ The Whiskey A Go Go with CIV. After Triggermans end Popeye and Murphy continued with their other little band Farside, which lasted for several more years. Howell went on to become a 2 time Southern California UFC Heavyweight Champion. Oglesby continued to paint, creating a new style of art called “cemetism” , a series of words such as “pain”, and “death” forged into cement blocks. Higgins went on to a successful career in advertising. He currently resides in Michigan working for an American auto company. Nelson followed his life long passion of making a snowboarding version of the surf classic “The Endless Summer”, which he called “The Endless Winter”. Production on the film however came to a halt by mid- May, 1996 due to lack of snow.

triggerman - 2000 - dead like me 12'' (workshed records)

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Saturday, March 17, 2012

if some links are dead click here

and write in comments name of the band and release which you can't download
and I will post new links in few days after you wrote about problem


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Sunday, March 11, 2012

I am not into tumbler bla bla bla but this stuff rules!
http://xcleanxmindx.tumblr.com/
Regularly visit it.


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search

Early 90's Salt Lake City hardcore scene was not so big but really interesting and unique. Check this band for sure!

search - 1991 - st 7'' (flatline records)

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brainstorm

Brainstorm were 90's hardcore band from Salt Lake City. Pre-Iceburn. It's really hard to describe their style but it seems like slowly version of Drift Again and Another Wall for me.

brainstorm - demo
http://www.mediafire.com/?i0e1l16y19g764h

brainstorm - 1991 - st 7'' (flatline records)

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Saturday, March 10, 2012

force of change

Force of Change began in the summer of 2005. The band’s sound is a result of influences that include Strife, Buried Alive, Integrity, Turmoil, and others. XFORCEX is proud to add all that they can to (714) hardcore (Orange County for those who don’t know the area code.) Force Of Change features David Richardson on vocals, David Richardson is the former vocalist of As Hope Dies.

force of change - 2005 - the bond we share (6131 records)

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force of change - 2006 - the fire still burns 12'' (indecision records)

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cast iron hike


Cast Iron Hike was formed after the breakup of Worcester hardcore band Backbone, and featured that group’s drummer (Dave Green) and guitarist (Chris Pupecki).[1] They began by playing shows on the East Coast before releasing material in the mid and late 1990s in rapid succession, including EPs on Big Wheel Recreation and Trustkill Records, as well as a full-length on Victory Records. The group split up in the winter of 1997. Since then, guitarist Michael Gallagher went on to join Isis and to start MGR; Chris Pupecki currently plays guitar in both Doomriders and Blacktail; Dave Green is a university professor and is not in a band; singer Jake Brennan has continued as a solo artist; Pete deGraaf has played bass in a number of bands, such as Villain and CLEARTHEWAY, and works as a sound engineer.

* David Green - drums
* Christian Pupecki - guitar
* Jacob Brennan - vocals
* Michael Gallagher - guitar
* Peter deGraaf - bass

Discog:
* The Salmon Drive EP (Big Wheel Recreation, 1995)
* Cast Iron Hike EP (Trustkill Records, 1996)
* Watch it Burn (Victory Records, 1997)

Awesome emo hardcore/post hardcore band!!!

cast iron hike - 1997 - watch it burn LP (victory records)

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Friday, March 9, 2012

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

despair



This was fucking good band...Angry moshing 90's metalcore feauturing Scott Vogel (Buried Alive, Slugfest, Terror). Check Stuck In The Past for interview with Scott about history of Despair.

despair - 1995 - one thousand cries 7'' (threadwater records)

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http://www.mediafire.com/file/b34l9nlamln64vg/despair - 1995 - one thousand cries 7'' (threadwater records).rar

despair - 1996 - as we bleed 7'' (initial records)

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despair - 1998 - kill 7'' (initial records)

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burn

Remember your roots...



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digression



Awesome 90's metalcore in best traditions for check!

digression - 1996 - controlled 7'' (sa mob productions)

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