all things old school: July 2014

Thursday, July 31, 2014

PODER ABSOLUTO - Self Titled 7"

Location: Valencia, España
Release: Fight 'Em All Records, 2014

Spanish stompers are back! After their '13 Demo evaporated they give us a debut 6-song EP, hard and mean.

PRE-ORDERS are up now, 2 colors to choose from.

They also have a side project named Altercado Espiritual. Check this interview for more insights of the band and their local scene (spanish version in pdf).  


"ESTO NO ES NYHC, CLEVO O BOSTON HC, ESTO SIGUE SIENDO HARDCORE HECHO EN LA GLORIOSA CIUDAD DE VALENCIA!"

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

CROSS EXAMINATION - Dawn of The Dude PROMO

Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Release: Organized Crime, 2014


In Dawn of The Dude, Cross Exam pays homage to Romero's movies and continuous their old school thrash saga, keeping it fast and often hilarious. Since 2008's full length Meance 2 Sobriety these fuckers didnt put out new music, laziest band ever indeed!

Better late than never, in this new 7" (released last week) you can check now 3 out of 7 new songs. Mailorder should start soon through Crime Scene Merch.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

TOXIC SHOCK - Daily Demons

Location: Antwerp, België
Release: Reflections Records, 2013

Insanely cool thrashcore/crossover from belgian TOXIC SHOCK. There are a dozen of bands with the same name out there, but none with the right doses of Suicidal Tendencies, Exodus and Excel such as these guys brought into their music.

Toxic Schock's debut full-length "Daily Demons" was first released as a LP through Reflections Records, 500 copies were pressed (400 black, 100 clear green). Got my copy directly with Johan Prenger (Reflections owner) at 2013's Ieper Fest, I was also going to pick up their S/T EP 12" but I turned back my for a second and it was gone!

Few months later the label Sideburn Records released it as a double cassette, which also contains all their previous material: 2012's S/T EP and 2011's Demo, 18 tracks total!



For 2014 they announced a split record with Iron Reagan and tons of gigs, this will for sure help spread the shock brigade even further.

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ATTENTION!! Do not listen to this music while driving a vehicle, may cause dementia.

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Friday, July 11, 2014

NEW MORALITY - No Morality

Location: Arnhem, Nederland
5th record and second full-length by these dutch touring machine, their best material to date. 11 songs influenced by Breakdown and Crown of Thornz plus a smooth production makes this a pleasent album to hear from start to finish. 

No Morality is out for almost 2 years now and definitely deserves more listeners. Both colors of the LP are still available (200 red, 300 purple), got mine on pre-order with an exclusive shirt.



If you're into interviews, check this one with vocalist Jonne Balster here (SWNK) to learn about the band's background, future projects and some Parris/Harley worship! 



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Friday, July 4, 2014

THE BEAUTIFUL ONES - Flowers Are Forever

Location: Arizona, US
Release: 6131 Records, 2014

Bad ass cassingle by these arizona dudes with an emo band name that sounds nothing like it, heavy mid-tempo "grungecore" damn well done.

These 2 songs are their best work to date, on a loop for days. As of january their started this new "flower are forever" campaing. Not your usual hardcore aesthetic, which is good for a change.

They are writing a full-length supposedly to come out this year, so this single came out as a teaser, cant wait! Most likely to be this year's top 5.



As I checked out, the tape came out in 4 different crazed colors (that goes along with 4 different artworks) through Defiance Youth, a total of 325 were made. The company responsible for these mesmerizing custom tapes is EYETOOTH COLLECTIVE, hat's off!!



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facebook.com/beautifuloneshc
salute to my buddies: phil, gonz and pingua.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

JAGUARZ - Jungle Jamz 2.0 [interview w/ Owen]

Location: Boston
Release: Climbin' Aboard, 2014

11 years after its original release on Lockin' Out the JAGZ tape is back and is receiving a proper vinyl treatment courtesy of Bo Climbin' Aboard (3 colors to choose from). Their contribution for the Sweet Vision compilation is also here, a total of 8 tracks.

I got to know Owen Black (vocals) when he visited Brazil in 2009/2010, we went for a roadtrip, listened to some miami bass and had some laughs. To celebrate this special occasion I shot a few questions towards him to revive some memories.



AFTER A DECADE, PEOPLE ARE STILL INTERESTED IN THE JAGUARZ. WERE YOU AND THE MENTAL CREW LIVING A SPECIAL TIME IN BOSTON BACK IN EARLY 00’S?
Boston in the early 2000’s was a very special time and place for myself and many others. We were young, carefree, and dedicated to Hardcore. It was exciting to come of age in a scene like that, and to contribute to the tradition of BHC.
I’m very thankful for all the friends I made and the music I experienced during that time. No book or video or recording could fully capture the FUN we had simply being young and expressing ourselves. But at the time, many people could FEEL it, even people far from Boston, and I think that’s why our scene had so much support from all around, and still has interest today.

THESE 8 SONGS STILL SOUND FRESH. WHICH IS YOUR FAVORITE SONG? DID YOU PARTAKE IN SOMETHING FOR THIS REPRESS?
Thanks! I think “Jaguarz” is my favorite because it was one of the first songs we wrote and ended up being our theme song. Plus it has a break with just drums and bass at the end, which reminds me that when the band started, we mainly wanted to write a bunch of songs that had drum & bass mosh breaks like Straight Ahead!
I did the layout for the 7" insert, Bo did the rest!


DID YOU AND THE OTHERS IN JAGZ (BESIDES STEPHEN TFS) DO ANYTHING RELATED WITH MUSIC AFTER IT ENDED?
Jeff (guitar) moved back to California and started a garage/power pop band called Pulse Out. Rich (drums) I think continued with his band Sex Positions for a short time until they broke up. He recently moved to Copenhagen but had played drums in two HC bands in NY in the last year or so, Manipulate and Garbageman. I started a couple of bands after Jaguarz, but neither of them played any shows, although we did practice. They were more crossover style, think Nuclear Assault X Best Wishes era Cro-Mags.


ANY CHANCE OF A REUNION TO SUPPORT THIS RELEASE?
I think that might be fun, but unfortunately the Jagz Boyz are pretty spread out around the world right now and have a lot going on in our lives, so I can’t see this happening.


WHATS YOUR TIP FOR 2014’S FOOTBALL WORLD CUP?
My tip for the 2014 World Cup is for people to gain some awareness about the context of this event being held in Brasil and what it means to its citizens, especially those whose homes and lives were destroyed to “make it possible.”
Aside from that, just appreciate any time that you are able to sit and enjoy the games, away from the work and stress of daily life.


WHO KNOWS WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS, MAYBE ITS MY TIME TO PAY YOU A VISIT! ANY SALUTES OR ADVICES?
I moved out of NYC so come see me in Maine homey! Salutes to my friends in Brasil, and everywhere else. Salutes to my dog, Quicky. I salute my 1987 Ford Bronco XLT (Cassie), my family, hardcore/punk music, and the truth. My advice is to enjoy life while you still can.


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