all things old school: February 2016

Sunday, February 28, 2016

FOR PETE'S SAKE - In Faith and Loyalty

Location: Oslo, Norge
Release: React! Records, 2015

Straight edge and Norway, these 2 words combined triggers a feeling that will always have a special spot for those in the know, powerful music and message.

Many of those cherished Norwegian bands we grew old listening to like: Insurance Risk, Damage Control, Onward, SPORTSWEAR.. to name a few, came out of the hands and minds behind the folks in FOR PETE'S SAKE. In Faith and Loyalty represents more than a retro sound or a revival movement it's a statement of believes and ideas that defies time and aid us get through the daily grind in a world in decay.

Then let us live, you, with whom
I suffer, and together
strive towards better times
Cause we are the lonely ones,
and kindness, the pure,
should stay within our hearts


In Faith And Loyalty

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Sunday, February 21, 2016

PRIMAL RITE - 7" Single

Location: San Francisco, US
Release: Warthog Speak Records, 2016

From the ashes of Scalped enters PRIMAL RITE, Bay Area crossover in full effect!!! 2-song 7" for fans of 80's thrash with mean riffs, resonant gang vocals and mighty solos. This is bound to reunite headbangers and punx once again.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

STEP 4 CHANGE - United Step

Location: California, US
Release: Advanced Perspective, 2015

Traditional youth crew on its purest form, OG style. STEP-4-CHANGE is a project that features dudes from Reunion, Coolside and Urgency. This is their first 7-song EP that was released recently and got a cassette treatment by Advanced Perspective, new label that is about to complete 1 year.

"UNITED STEP, together as one. Shoulder to shoulder, a vision of one. Measure your feeling, express your rage. With nothing to lose and everything to gain."


Thursday, February 4, 2016


Location: Seattle, US
Release: DIY, 2016

Straight outta the Northwest area comes this new band I know nothing about (lol). It seems they were going with the name Life Of Dreams but changed to IT FOLLOWS, sounds cooler. They support a cruelty/drug free lifestyle. YOUTH CREW 2016. 

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

TIME TO HEAL - Taking Control

Location: Stockholm, Sverige
Release: DIY, 2015

More incoming hardcore from Stockholm, brand new youth crew group TIME 2 HEAL just put their debut EP online. Swedes takes recording pretty seriously and in this case is no different, guitar tones are great and music is well arranged overall but what stands here is Sofia's melodic vocals, tracks Coming Up Short and Hold On really stuck on me. I thought they were going for the positive side of things but turns out the lyrics deals about unburden and harsh truths in ya face!

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