all things old school

Wednesday, May 16, 2018


Location: Venezia, Italia
Release: Assurd Records, 2018

Venice own's HITTIN' RANDOM is back with a compilation of tracks recorded after their first EP. The first 3 tracks are from the split w/ Keep Talking (Switzerland), the following tracks are from a more recent split w/ Siege Stompers (Italy) plus a track from the Assurd Comp.

They are still one of the best bands to come out from that area, right on my alley of slammin' hardcore punk. For more quality italian music visit the Assurd bandcamp.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

FORCE - Demo 2017

Location: België
Release: Control Records, 2017
Artwork: Spoiler

A long due post this is! Old school hardcore like it was done 10-12 years ago in Belgium, the Zotte Sfeer revival era (Complete Control/Powered Records). FORCE is comprised by dudes in Rise & Fall and Mindwar.

The 7-track demo is sold out. Rumors says about a new record but since the founding member Vincent (Rise and Fall) left the project and Mindwar is recording a new EP for Reality Records things are blurry.

Sunday, May 6, 2018


Location: New Bedford, MA
Release: DIY, 2018

Another endeavor by Trevor Vaughan (The Rival Mob, Straight Razor, Wound Man..) and friends. What to expect here? 40 seconds blazin' tracks INFEST style, this is NBHC MA Glory!

Since Trevor is such a prolific musician there are quite a few "one time" side projects under his belt, all done and recorded by him in his basement. Here are other 2 which has similar traits: NBX and Brother (w/ his wife Heather singing!)

Death to false power violence


(all 3 records)

Wednesday, May 2, 2018


Location: Valencia/Mannheim 
Release: Discos Antitodo, 2018

Dudes in Poder Absoluto with a new euro joint, harder and rawer. One of the ugliest things you will hear in a while, just awesome!

Tapes can be ordered directly through ANTIXTODO@GMAIL.COM

Saturday, April 28, 2018

THE FOG - Promo Cassette

Location: Berlin, Deustchland
Release: SFR-Hardcore, 2018

From the demise of SHORT FUSE came Complete Loss and The FOG, raw hardcore at its finest. German label SFR is doing a great job with local bands but FOG's debut 7" EP will be pressed by Refuse Records.

The 3 song promo tape is already sold out, the 8 song EP is on pre-order!


Monday, April 23, 2018


Location: NY, US
Release: Streets of Hate / Control Records, 2017

Demo of the year (last year)? It certainly got many people's attention across the globe.

New York Hardcore made like it was in '86, thrashy metal infused hardcore done right, formed from the ashes of Countdown. Expect a 7" debut on Lockin out later this year.

Friday, April 20, 2018

BERTHOLD CITY - Moment Of Truth EP

Location: Los Angeles, US
Release: War Records, 2018

Fresh from the oven and already almost sold out, the debut 7" from Andrew Kline's new project with Adam Galindo from OnexChoice, the rest of the band is comprised by guitarrists Dennis (Internal Affaris / Revision) and Devin (Final Fight) plus John Eightclip on bass.

The first 3 tracks were presented last year in their ashtoning demo, now, as the B-side of this EP, 3 more tracks were added but these with a feel of Terror's One with Underdog era, nevertheless all very impressive!

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

DOMINANT FORCE - We Don't Want The Last Laugh

Location: Florida, US
Release: Sonic Warfare Productions, 2018

Cro-magnons from Florida!!!!!

5-track Cassette out next week 

..broken links will be fixed shortly after this 

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

HARDCORE NEWS 14 "back ta basics"

Bunch of cool new stuff going on (and in all kinds of styles), just buckle up and sit tight here's another Hardcore News, back from dead.

John Flowerhead is up with a new youth crew project called OPEN YOU EYES, possibly named after that fanzine done by John White from Brotherhood's first line-up. Their 7-song demo tape is available here.

Up next is the newest hyped band from California, BERTHOLD CITY. How can you go wrong with a Gang Starr intro? Rumours has it that Andrew Strife is on this project, still not clear. Straight edge music made like when it meant something.

More youth crew on your way! RAPTURE is back representing the NWOBHC, featuring members from some of those cool Leeds bands (Shrapnel, True Vision, etc) led by Mia who handles the mic. New 7" I Glorify to be out soon via Quality Control HQ.

With the demise of War Nerve from Sweden, Gabi started a new Oi/hardcore band, SCREW. Her vocals are even more impressive! Their demo already caught serious attention and will be released both in US and Australia. Other members of War Nerve are in Existence, also very worth checking.

Still in Sweden, TIME TO HEAL is back with a sequel EP out on Powertrip. Since their first record they kept touring, putting their name out as far as Japan adding covers by Floorpunch and Shelter in their energetic setlist. In case you want to hear more of Sofia's beautiful singering check Mystery Language for some reverbed shoegaze.

Want more Oi-ish/Boston hardcore? Melbourne's THE ACCURSED got your fix with their debut 7" on rain on the parade records. Mid to fast tempo changes with great hooks. Fav track: Waste.

Now what? It's PRIMITIVE BLAST baby! New EP with more of that no frills smashing HARDcore. Get the 7" here.

No posi sing alongs? No skinhead stomps? Then maybe old school heavy metal is your fav new trend. Behold BLOOD EAGLE, just fuckin' brilliant.

(all of the above)

Not for download but worth mentioning here are bands with their sophomore work: first MINDFORCE's new EP, they nailed that Leeway/Crumbsuckers crossover sound. Blazing riffs and on point singing by Jason from Living Laser! Snag the 7" here.

Then we have OUT OF BODY's debut LP, the new sensation in the grunge/shoegaze revival. Recording came out pretty solid! For fans of Violent Soho and Superheaven. Run to Coin Toss to grab a copy.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

CLEARVIEW - Absolute Madness

Location: São Paulo, Brasil
Release: Caustic Recordings, 2017
Artwork: Bill Hauser

15 years and 5 albums later CLEARVIEW returns with a brand new full-length, the 13 track Absolute Madness! Heavier and more diverse they bring the adrenaline rush with a plethora of riffs and nasty breakdowns highlighted by tracks such as Dirty Streets, No Good Game and No Trust In Love.

Technical info:
Production signed by Nick Jett
Guest vocal appearances by Scott Vogel, David Wood
Gorgeous artwork by Bill Hauser
Guest guitar solo by Cabelo Bay Area
New line-up (drummer and rhythm guitar)
Gang vocals (clearview + cleyton + tranka + me)

In support of Absolute Madness some world touring is expected, starting by none then less at this year's THIS IS HARDCORE FEST!! There are also plans to release this in vinyl format and they are looking for labels to back it up. If you can, spread the word, sharing is caring!

DOWNLOAD [2-song promo]

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