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Interview with Rich Fie from Caught In A Trap; New Album Goodnight New York drops 1/28/14 on Dead City Records!

NYC’s Caught In A Trap play tunes for the Working Man. You know the deal: Wake up and bust your ass for someone else’s dollar, deal with the ridiculousness of corrupt politicians (who have more money and power than you’ll ever have) all trying to tell you what is what, grinding out the days at […]

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Drummer Spotlight with Dug “The Mouth” from Murphy’s Law; Album Reissues on the way! #nyhc

What do you say to a drummer in a three-piece suit?
 “Will the defendant please rise?” Drummers always get a bum rap. Why is that? Ever seen a good band with a shitty drummer? No. Know why? BECAUSE THEY DON’T EXIST.  Drummers rule! We hit stuff, get peoples’ butts shaking, and ultimately determine whether or […]

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Interview with Shannon Moore from Activator; New s/t album out NOW! @activatornyc @shannontmoore @thesyndotcom

NYC Hardcore band Activator just released their debut self-titled album and, if you dig the old school NYHC hardcore sound, this one is for you! Crunchy guitar riffs and solo, break-neck tempos, and pit-clearing breakdowns… This one has NYC written all over it! I spoke with vocalist (and EL-P’s hype-man) Shannon Moore on the phone […]

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ACTIVATOR (NYHC) TO RELEASE SELF-TITLED LP ON SEPTEMBER 17th CO-PRODUCTION BY JIM WILLIAMS (MAXIMUM PENALTY)

Boasting a sound that captures the raw hardcore meets galloping thrash metal of 80’s NYHC cross-over, Activator is coming! Side-stepping the modern metal-core era, the New York based quartet reference such iconic bands as Leeway, The Crumbsuckers, The Cro-Mags and Absolution in their approach. While Activator has existed for several years and has played stages […]

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Drummer Spotlight w/ DANNY SCHULER from BIOHAZARD @biohazarddfl @Pearldrumcorp @sabian_vault @vaterdrumsticks

How can you tell when a drummer’s at the door? He doesn’t know when to come in Drummers always get a bum rap. Why is that? Ever seen a good band with a shitty drummer? No. Know why? BECAUSE THEY DON’T EXIST.  Drummers rule! We hit stuff, get peoples’ butts shaking, and ultimately determine whether […]

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Interview with Mike Judge; Reuniting for BNB Bowl 5/18-19 @thebnblabel @bnbproductions

“They said it would NEVER happen…” Hardcore music just loves superlatives. Always, Never, Forever, True ’til Death? Yeah, right. For some of us hardcore aficionados, the key element has nothing to do with the message being screamed, but rather the release that we collectively feel when watching members of a band go off as hard as […]

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Drummer Spotlight with Sammy Siegler; Talks #NYHC, Rival Schools, and JUDGE! @rivalschoolsnyc

How is a drum solo like a sneeze?
 You know it’s coming, but there’s nothing you can do about it. Drummers always get a bum rap. Why is that? Ever seen a good band with a bad drummer? No. Know why? BECAUSE THEY DON’T FUCKING EXIST (with exception for Ringo.) Drummers rule! We hit stuff, […]

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JUDGE 2nd show added! May 19th @websterhall @bnblabel @bnbproductions UPDATED: Ticket Link Below

“They said it would NEVER happen…” Day 2 tickets go on sale TOMORROW on Ticketweb. Remember how fast the first show sold out? Yeah… expect that again. Be ready… NEW YORK CREW is back in action! UPDATED: Here’s the link. You better be mighty fast! http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=3443124

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Interview with Martin Stewart from TERROR; Playing Buffalo 2/26 and Albany 2/27 with H20! @terrorhardcore @backtracknyhc @victoryrecords

Los Angeles, California’s Terror are what hardcore is all about. If you follow the style at all, you know EXACTLY who this group is. If you claim to dig hardcore music and don’t know who they are, you’re living in a cave (and should probably stay there.)

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BLACK AND BLUE BOWL 2013 – NYC – MAY 18TH – WEBSTER HALL!!! UPDATED w/ ticket link.

Holy shit… It’s ON in 2013! NYHC is alive and well, and the mighty JUDGE will be performing for the first time in a loooong time! Tickets go onsale THIS FRIDAY at 10am, and i wouldn’t slouch if you plan on attending… I can see the flights getting booked already. Get ready, folks… This is […]

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INTO ANOTHER adds more shows. You should go see one (if you can get in) @adrenalinepr

Reunited New York Rockers INTO ANOTHER Add Four New Shows to Touring Schedule Hot off of three sold-out shows in New York and California, the newly-reunited INTO ANOTHER will be playing four dates on the east coast this December. The dates kickff on December 13th in Cambridge, MA and will hit major north-eastern cities. Afterward, INTO ANOTHER will head to […]

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Interview with Jake from THE CASUALTIES (@thecasualties); Playing Rochester, NY on Saturday 10/6/12

New York City is one of the Mecca’s for hardcore punk. The fast pace and volatility of such a dense environment continues to provide a rich stomping ground for innumerable punk and hardcore acts. I mean, what better place to rebel than the greatest city in the world? That being said, it is of no […]

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SICK OF IT ALL added as Special Guest to REV 25 in NYC NEXT WEEK!

Pulling no punches to make the event complete insanity, none other than NYHC Legends SICK OF IT ALL are the special guest at Night 2 of Revelation Records 25 Anniversary show next week at Irving Plaza. It’s Clobberin’ Time! Check out the flyer HERE

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Interview with Michael Fleischmann from VISION OF DISORDER (@vod_band); Playing @ECTsunami THIS WEEKEND!

Being in a band for 20 years is no easy task. Any act that manages to stay together this long will undoubtedly deal with hard times, fucked up situations with the music business, and ultimately question their ability and influence within a drastically flooded marketplace. The key things to remember in these circumstances are the […]

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Interview with Billy Graziadei from Biohazard

Admittedly, I was first exposed to Biohazard when Beavis and Butthead were rocking out to “Punishment” during one of their old school episodes. No problems, there… That show kicked ass (huh huh.) Since that day, I have always followed the band and checked out their albums. I picked up a limited copy of Urban Discipline […]

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