all things old school

Wednesday, July 17, 2019


Location: London, UK
Release: Cold Comfort Records, 2019

New South London joint MASTERMIND, playin that brand of NYHC you're used to on this blog, no gimmicks, only the true stuff! Fav track: TIME HAS RUN OOOOOUT!

This Demo was initially released last year but Cold Comfort came forward and put it on limited Cassette, long goners.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

RATED X - LP Promo '19

Location: Leeds, UK
Release: DIY, 2019

Your next fav band (since january), the not-so-secret solo project by TOM PIMLOTT, RATED X! Raw straightedge music payin' homage to the first era of hardcore, just check the covers on this new promo!

Next he will put out a full-length through Painkiller Records. The Demo was pressed in 7" by an australian label and can still be acquired here, but not for too long!

SUPPORT (more stuff soon?)

Thursday, July 4, 2019

CRUSH THE DEMONIAC - Celestial World Order

Location: Melbourne, Aus
Release: Life Lair Regret Records, 2019

Crussssssssssssssssssssh The Demoniac... finally back with a follow-up to their nothing but amazing demo, 3 years (or so) on the making!

This EP is pure power, top contender for whatever BEST OF 2019 right here. Cassette tapes almost sold out, act quick!


Tuesday, July 2, 2019

VORTEX - Demo + Promo

Location: Chicago, US
Release: Advanced Perspective, 2018

Quick post about this mad (new) band VORTEX, they came in strong with 2 releases last year playin' killer NY-inspired metallic hardcore and since november is keeping us waiting for their very anticipated full-length, due by anytime now (or not).

The band features dudes from another great Chicago punk act LURK.


Sunday, June 30, 2019

AFTERBURN - Open Eyes Long Blinded

Location: Edinburgh, UK
Release: DIY, 2019

This page represent what I feel is real, therefore bands like AFTERBURN will always have a guaranteed spot here, a new group but with familiar faces on it, filling a hole that WAR CHARGE left in the Scottish old school scene.

For those who remember War Charge know what they were up to when it came to hardcore, in Afterburn they just adjusted their pool of influences to the early 00's (Bridge9, Indecision Records) and dropped any metal vestige left, the music got faster, some of the songs inherited that sxe melodic hardcore riffage not unlike Count Me Out and others are a full speed assault like in the track Trapped, very Carry On-ish.

It will be interesting to see where they will head next with their sound, possibilities and hopes are high for Afterburn.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

ILL ADVISED - Ill Advised Army

Location: Louisville, US
Release: Like Glue Records, 2013

ILL ADVISED, Kentucky best kept secret, short lived but memorable riffs and fun breakdowns. Another of those party bands in the same vein as the past few posts here.

A very Lockin' Out-ish material, but for those who remember Like Glue Records, they used to rep some very good shit as well! During their life span they've put out The Detox Demo in 2012 and this Ill Adivsed Army 5-track EP in 2013, no clue what happened after.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

WILD MAN WILD - Dimension Dude

Location: Kansas City, US
Release: Wild Man Records, 2012
Artwork: Dylan Draws

Quick post to bring upon this oddball here in case you missed, WILD MAN WILD! This is actually a pretty fun project, featuring dudes from many other Kansas bands, KICKED IN being my favorite amongst them.

For Wild Man Wild it didn't last long, just the 5-song "Dimension Dude" Cassette and one exclusive track for the Casa De Divesion compilation, adding up to 6 tracks of RZL DZL inspired hardcore, it's all about foods galore, dimensions and sleep deprivation.


As expected, here is the discography by KICKED IN in full yoo!

2010 - Demo CS
2011 - Demo
2011 - In Session 7" (Thick Skin Records)

no sleep till Brookside!  

Tuesday, June 11, 2019


Location: Jersey Shore
Release: Broken Glass Records, 2004

Another recent era classic, GET REAL's Shore Style is making 15 years! In 2014 they've put out a 100 of these for their reunion at the Shore Stock, I already had the original LP version (blue lettering piranha) so I didn't bother. The art cover this time is more similar to the CD version which has their whole discography including that track on SWEET VISION compilation.

GET REAL managed to combine the best of NYHC (Outburst, Killing Time) with some of that Lockin' Out sound without losing their own identity. Their live performances were a force to be reckoned with, one of the wildest out there! Cover songs by Cro-mags were a constant in their setlist.

DOWNLOAD [320kbps]

In order to keep the shore style nostalgia alive...   ūüź†

Here's BORN ANNOYING "Living How You're Not" EP out in 2012 by Reaper Records, one of my fav releases from that label! Yeah it features some of the GET REAL dudes in it. Brett (singer) can also be found on another new project but I totally lost track of it.

Both the EP and their rare demo (Little Eden sessions) are included in the link above, enjoooy!

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

KRUST - Sex Noises

Location: Jersey Shore
Release: Krust Records, 2019

They really went the extra mile on this one! Crazy ass artwork for crazy ass lyrics, riffs are still the illest doe. That last track could be in a Give 'Em The Boot compilation. Vinyl limited to 500 copies!


another exclusive brought to you by all things old school, accept no substitutes

Friday, May 31, 2019


Location: Wojew√≥dztwo dolnoŇõlńÖskie, Polska
Release: Ratel / Ugly and Proud Records, 2019

New music is hitting us daily, for those who keep it open minded and possess a good sense of what's real, your next favorite thing can come from anywhere. Based in the Province of Lower Silesian (Poland) comes HEAVY RUNNER with a surprising 10-song LP, freshly out!

In "Life Music" you can expect a full dose of heavy groove hardcore very reminiscent of CROWN OF THORNZ and even The Mongoloids to a certain extent, specially when the singer switch vocal styles. Two references that scores high on my book!

Their affinity with RAP is displayed in the best way possible, adding great flow to the singing and music which also shows small traits of Polish beatdown in times. All in all, taking in consideration the seemingly positive approach on life matters lyrically this turns out to be one of my personal fav hardcore albums of 2019!

Get down with the real, Heavy Runner is here to move things around and with Life Music they just got what it takes! Limited pressing of 300 Lps.

DOWNLOAD [3-song promo]

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