quarta-feira, 29 de outubro de 2014

CHAIN REACTION - Örebro Straight Edge

Location: Örebro, Sverige
Release: Monument Records, 2011-2012

Singer Vini is paying us a visit next month then it crossed my mind that I never uploaded his latest band here (but I did mentioned). CHAIN REACTION was a short-lived swedish youth crew comprised of veteran edgers. The only downside is that they merely produced 10 songs in 2 albums, a full-length would be very appreciated.

They were featured in the YOUTH CREW 2012 with a song from their debut EP 7", then after the split release with another Örebro band Hårda Bud and playing a few shows they called it quits at the end of 2012.

2012 - Chain Reaction 7" (Monument/ Distinguish/ Akashic Records)
2012 - Split w/ Hårda Bud 12" (Monument/ Simpa Records) 

PURCHASE (records and merch)
DOWNLOAD Discography


sábado, 25 de outubro de 2014


CHECK THIS OUT! My hometown just welcomed 2 monsters of rock 'n' roll: EXCEL and  NEGATIVE APPROACH.

This a set of 2 throwback weekend events happening here in São Paulo-Brasil. The second weekend (in december) will feature 3 Revelation Records golden era bands, all thankfully to 78 Life Recs.

Excel & Negative Approach (+ Rafa Of Today) in SP.

Next week I will post the videos here. MOSH!!!!!!!!

The set of local bands: BANDANOS, XESCUROX, FINAL ROUND and VENENO LENTO can be seen HERE.

Thanks to videomakers  Thiago Overall and Sick.TV

terça-feira, 21 de outubro de 2014

CLIENT. - Joy Is The Only Treat

Location: Hannover, Deutschland
Release: Street Survival/ Evil Greed, 2014
Artwork: Florian Schommer

Client. is here to present us with their brand new full-length that will definitly be the soundtrack for your next summer trip (alongside Turnstile's Non Stop Feeling), at least for us that live in the southern hemisphere, the rest will have to endure the winter.

The easiest way to review a band/record is to compare to others, which can trigger an instant positive or negative response. Does shoegazin' grunge pop punk makes sense? If not, hit the button and find out!

As it was already mentioned in the Grunge Revival article, since 2012 they recorded 1 demo and 2 EPs, Joy Is The Only Treat is their first LP which 1.000 were done for the first press (100 light pink/ 200 light blue/ 200 white/ 500 black). The dude behind the artwork is the singer of AYS, I've always appreciated his work and like where he is heading to.  

PURCHASE HERE (Blue or Black LP) OR HERE (White LP and Merch)


quinta-feira, 16 de outubro de 2014

CRUCIFIED - Bay Area Hardcore

Location: California, US
Release: Double or Nothing/Get This Right, 08-11

Coldest Winter: Darkest Reaches Of The Mind, a monstrosity of a record, figured in my 2010's top 5 and also for some others I'm sure. Bay Area's CRUCIFIED did 4 albums in its brief existence: 1 demo, 1 split, 1 LP and the posthumous EP Dead Of Sleep which was recently resurrected by Get This Right Records.

Their main influence is incontestably RINGWORM, devilish hardcore packed with metallic and thrash elements. All in all Crucified albums are great and well done but Coldest Winter is their pinnacle, ripping production, shredding guitars and angry-possessed vocals. In Dead of Sleep they picked up exactly where they left but it didn't match up to Coldest's production (LPs sounds better than 7"s anyway).

In the last blog entry I mentioned the trends in hardcore (the cool ones). Crucified makes a good example as they stand in the "dark metallic era" that ruled around 2007-2012. They disbanded in 2011 and members continued playing in their side projects: Secret People and Skin Like Iron.

2008 - Demo (later re-released as a split w/ No Truce by Espapist Records)
2009 - Split w/ Steel Nation (Double or Nothing Records)
2010 - Coldest Winter: Darkest Reaches Of The Mind (Double or Nothing Records)
2011 - Dead Of Sleep (released last month by Get This Right Records)

PURCHASE Dead Of Sleep 7"
PURCHASE Coldest Winter LP

quinta-feira, 9 de outubro de 2014

BREAKOUT - True Crime

Location: Austin, US
Release: Grave Mistake Records, 2014

As in every other scene, hardcore moves on following trends, as hard its for some to admit and hate labeling, I think it does! From late 90's to mid 00's it was about melodic youth crew (In My Eyes, Champion, Have Heart) then dark metallic hardcore took place (Iron Age, Violation, Twitching Tongues). Now since Primitive and Mob Justice landed, the eye of the storm has become raw 80's skinhead-ish hardcore, UKHC stompers meets Bostons ugliest sons.

Dont get me wrong, these styles has always been present and no one is reinventing the wheel here since all these aforementioned "trends" has its roots from a-long-time-ago-masters: Gorilla Biscuits/Turning Point, Carnivore/Onslaught, SSD/Abused, etc. Besides that, there will always be the HYPE EFFECT, its up to us to see whats worth our time and effort.

Fitting in this current trend, BREAKOUT grants us with their second EP out by Grave Mistake that will surely help shed some light on these texan dudes. Part of their influences has even deeper roots, late 70's Oi! punk music. 


domingo, 5 de outubro de 2014

WORLD VIEW - Face It Demo

Location: Adelaide, AUS
Release: Lethal Dose/Whitewinter Recs., 2014
Artwork: Chun#1

Reminiscents of Can't Relate Adelaide's youth crew surges WORLD VIEW. Their demo is pretty fun and quick which leaves you asking for more. Fortunately new material is on the making!

Another good surprise from Australia, this is already in my mobile playlist and will remain there for weeks to come. 2-steps!!

PURCHASE Tape (2nd press)


quinta-feira, 2 de outubro de 2014


Location: Perth, AUS
Release: Shaman Records, 2013

5 months on the wait! That is the amount of time a LP takes to get from Perth (Australia) to São Paulo (Brazil), across the seven seas here's the debut full-length by THE OTHERS!

In 2012 they put out the Sun and Sea EP, perfect 4-song summer jams, a 5 out of 5 score! For Red Eyes they deliver 11 songs Planet Mental style, mid-tempo 2-steps hardcore flavoured with their distinct Perth groove and boosted by a great overall production.

Weird fact, I remember Six Feet Under Records announcing it sometime in 2013 as a future release and what was supposed to be SFU085 became Mother of Mercy I+II, it also has no mention in SFU discography's website or bandcamp. On the other hand, the Perth based label Shaman Records had it for a while so I made my move and ordered one. Unluckily all limited colored vinyl were gone but they handed a free The Others t-shirt as a compensation for the pricey shipping cost, SWEET!

As I waited for my copy to arrive, Deathwish Inc. put some copies for sale in exclusive limited colour (opaque red in cyan blue). Heres the pressing info for this gorgeous gatefold album:

50: Solid red
150: Bone with red haze
200: Solid black
60: Opaque red in cyan blue 


Scheduled for December is their new EP Rain Dance in 7" and tape formats, also through Shaman Records. Siked!!


segunda-feira, 29 de setembro de 2014

FIELDS OF FIRE - Keep It Alive

Location: Oxnard, US
Release: Phyte Records, 2001 (out of print)

I meant to upload this a long time ago, previous recordings from skate punks FIELDS OF FIRE. Fully charged nardcore hardcore, together as a band around 1999-2002. 

4 years ago I uploaded 2002's Kill The Flock EP. In Keep It Alive they present 8 new tracks straight up nardcore style. It also features the 7 tracks from their first 7" The Kids Can't Be Bought EP (New Leaf Records, 2000), that shows their 80's youth crew influences.

Later they formed Annihilation Time/Lecherous Gaze.


All we've ever needed is in our hands or under our feet
It came in the shape of plank of wood with four wheels
A simpler time when we ran from cops, got picked on by jocks, and made new friends
There's no reason under the sun why all this fun should ever fucking end

Pushed further than our legs could take us
Smashed through walls that coundn't break us
Flew higher than we could hope to try
Acted like we would never fucking die

Skate fuckin' punks

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