all things old school: September 2015

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

EXPIRED YOUTH - Where We Stand [+3 unreleased songs]

Location: Chicago, US
Release: Think Fast! Records, 2005 - 2007

If this was released today a bunch of people would be all over it, wearing shirts, top 'whatever' lists and so on. The fact is it really caused a certain commotion when the EP came out but with social media nowadays it would reach different scales. Ironically, the other day, as I was putting this record for a spin decided to google for EXPIRED YOUTH which ended up finding out that they do have a facebook page going on and even launched a bandcamp recently with 3 UNRELEASED SONGS (demos for an upcoming LP that didn't come through)!

EY is all about fast youth crew with nods to Uniform Choice that are more apparent on the Where We Stand EP, it starts with Win Or Lose which causes a similar effect as if you put your fingers into a socket, you get electrified! The demo is more raw and sort of generic youth crew but even so it's freaking good, filled with punch-through-a-wall type of breakdowns, I wish they re-recorded those.

After EY broke up in 2007 you can find them on other 2 hardcore projects: One Foot In The Grave (Third x Party records) and DECLINE with dudes from Noose, both awesome by the way!

DOWNLOAD [320kbps]

[Tracks 1-5 Where We Stand, 2006 / Tracks 6-9 Demo, 2005 / Tracks 10-12 Unreleased, 2007]

Wednesday, September 23, 2015


Location: Köln / Hannover, Deutschland
Release: Street Survival Records, 2015
Artwork: Dude Of Death

Street Survival main release in 2015 thus far, a split 7" between two german youth crew groups. They made about 3 or 4 different covers for pre-orders and such, paying homage to Brotherhood and Stop & Think. Record release show happened last week and to celebrate they put the whole thing for free download!

A Side brings HANGIN' TOUGH in their 3rd release with their customary wisecrack lyrics and envolving 2-steps sound: hangin' tough. la vida loca. just without the booze and the fuckin' coca. sippin' on juice without the gin. the HT crew is out to win!

B Side has STATEMENT X, a recent group from Hannover City that appeared on this blog's 2015 Sampler, no tongue-in-cheek lyrics here, just punk attitude and straight edge stomps! Best track: foundation of doubt.


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

WARBOX - Demo 2

Location: New England, US
Release: Bossdog Records, 2015

A cover can say a lot about a band, specially a new one. This art shouts the 80's, sega®, uproar and slam dance! WARBOX sound stick to those attributes, totally rooted on the first wave of Boston/NY hardcore, raw and wild! The ragga-dub samples make it even more fun and distinct, keeping the same vibe they presented on the 1st demo, the hard way!!

PURCHASE '14 DEMO TAPE [Demo II available soon]
DOWNLOAD [both demos]

Friday, September 18, 2015

NO THANKS - No Thanks EP

Location: Oklahoma, US
Release: Commitment Records, 2015
Artwork: Ev Wivell (Mindset)

BUST IT! Oklahoma Straight Edge back on the map
If you didn't know well now you do
We're taking out the trash

There are a few things you can always rely on when it comes to hardcore and that's Youth Crew and Commitment Records! For long as I remember they are putting out pieces of vinyl from bands worldwide, from South to North America to Scandinavia and so on, hardcore without boundaries.

This time around, their latest output is NOxTHANKS with a 7" that bursts energy and righteousness. Favorite tracks are University Ave. and Creep, first one stressing the sick mentality and behaviour of most men upon women, killer tune! Also, for the EP, they re-recorded 3 songs from their 2013 Demo which I also added in the link below.

DOWNLOAD [320kbps]

Sunday, September 13, 2015

TOXIC SHOCK - Some Record Labels Are Pretentious Assholes On Record Store Day

Location: Antwerp, België
Release: Fat Kat / Toxic Waste Records, 2015

Two words: F U C K  Y E A H ! !

[2-song Record Store Day 7"]


Wednesday, September 9, 2015

GONE TO WASTE - Barking Dogs Don't Bite

Location: Warburg, Deutschland
Release: Powertrip Records, 2014

I've been on the lookout for this release in high quality for over a year now and for that, you can't beat free legal downloads.

GONE TO WASTE debut full-length on PTR is out for that long already, their best stuff! The good combination of heaviness, grooviness and kickass production resulted in a blustering hardcore record that helped settle their name in the european scene with constant touring alongside Demonwomb, Slope, Benchpress and most recently w/ Guns Up! 

[2nd press]
DOWNLOAD [320kbps]

Friday, September 4, 2015

HOLLOW TRUTH - The War Economy

Location: Bray Area, Ireland
Release: Powertrip Records, 2015

No bullshiting here, one of my favorite releases in 2015 so far! HOLLOW TRUTH moved a big step up in their game since 2014's EP The Power To Endure.

In The War Economy they reached that perfect balance between thrash metal and hardcore, it's highly addictive and mosh-inducing crossover! The only downside (as usual) it has only 4 tracks.. but they are writing new ones. May the Celtic deities, Raybeez and Cliff Burton enlighten their minds once again during this process!

DOWNLOAD [320kbps]

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

PROTESTER - No Identity

Location: Washington, US
Release: Triple B, 2015

Up for free download is the new 7" from straight edge punks in PROTESTER. You should've heard from them at this point, it has Jubert from Coke Bust on it and they play enraged straight forward hardcore, DC/Clevo style. FFO: Confront, Life's Blood.

DOWNLOAD [320kbps]

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