all things old school: HARDCORE NEWS 14 "back ta basics"

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

HARDCORE NEWS 14 "back ta basics"


Bunch of cool new stuff going on (and in all kinds of styles), just buckle up and sit tight here's another Hardcore News, back from dead.


John Flowerhead is up with a new youth crew project called OPEN YOU EYES, possibly named after that fanzine done by John White from Brotherhood's first line-up. Their 7-song demo tape is available here.



Up next is the newest hyped band from California, BERTHOLD CITY. How can you go wrong with a Gang Starr intro? Rumours has it that Andrew Strife is on this project, still not clear. Straight edge music made like when it meant something.



More youth crew on your way! RAPTURE is back representing the NWOBHC, featuring members from some of those cool Leeds bands (Shrapnel, True Vision, etc) led by Mia who handles the mic. New 7" I Glorify to be out soon via Quality Control HQ.




With the demise of War Nerve from Sweden, Gabi started a new Oi/hardcore band, SCREW. Her vocals are even more impressive! Their demo already caught serious attention and will be released both in US and Australia. Other members of War Nerve are in Existence, also very worth checking.



Still in Sweden, TIME TO HEAL is back with a sequel EP out on Powertrip. Since their first record they kept touring, putting their name out as far as Japan adding covers by Floorpunch and Shelter in their energetic setlist. In case you want to hear more of Sofia's beautiful singering check Mystery Language for some reverbed shoegaze.



Want more Oi-ish/Boston hardcore? Melbourne's THE ACCURSED got your fix with their debut 7" on rain on the parade records. Mid to fast tempo changes with great hooks. Fav track: Waste.



Now what? It's PRIMITIVE BLAST baby! New EP with more of that no frills smashing HARDcore. Get the 7" here.



No posi sing alongs? No skinhead stomps? Then maybe old school heavy metal is your fav new trend. Behold BLOOD EAGLE, just fuckin' brilliant.

(all of the above)


Not for download but worth mentioning here are bands with their sophomore work: first MINDFORCE's new EP, they nailed that Leeway/Crumbsuckers crossover sound. Blazing riffs and on point singing by Jason from Living Laser! Snag the 7" here.



Then we have OUT OF BODY's debut LP, the new sensation in the grunge/shoegaze revival. Recording came out pretty solid! For fans of Violent Soho and Superheaven. Run to Coin Toss to grab a copy.

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