SMORGASBORD 30TH ANNIVERSARY
February 3rd, 2016 by Tim

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RED HARE – SILVERFISH
January 30th, 2016 by Tim

February 1th, 2016, Dischord and Hellfire records will release Lexicon Mist, a new 3-song 7″ by Red Hare. This is the band’s first release since its debut full-length, Nites of Midnite, and it arrives as the group is completing work on its second album. The record contains two original songs and a cover of Lungfish’s “Sphere of Influence.”

Red Hare is Shawn Brown (Swiz, Fury, and the original-and-current singer of Dag Nasty), Jason Farrell (Swiz, Bluetip), Dave Eight (Swiz, Bluetip), and Joe Gorelick (Garden Variety, Retisonic).

Pre-order the new EP here… DISCHORD.COM

NEW BREED TAPE COMPILATION 2016 OFFICIAL DOCUMENTARY TRAILER
January 23rd, 2016 by Tim

THE NEW YORK HARDCORE CHRONICLES WITH PORCELL
January 22nd, 2016 by Tim

SCOTT VOGEL TALKS WORLD BE FREE
January 8th, 2016 by Larry
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WORLD BE FREE – LEFT TO RIGHT: ANDREW KLINE, JOE GARLIPP, ARTHUR SMILIOS, SCOTT VOGEL & SAMMY SIEGLER | PHOTO: LARRY RANSOM

World Be Free, the new Hardcore band spearheaded by Terror frontman, Scott Vogel, is set to release their debut album, The Anti-Circle, on Revelation Records next month. I reached out to Scott to fill us in the the new record and their upcoming shows.

What was the inspiration to start a new band when you’re already in a hugely successful hardcore band who tours ten months a year? How does one handle the workload?

I guess the inspiration would be change. To do something fresh. To step outside of my comfort zone and do a band that I have always thought about but never had enough motivation to make happen. I think the timing was right also. Terror is in a good place, and at the same time wants to slow down a touch so we don’t burn ourselves out. Every band I have been in since I was 15 has been metallic hardcore with a focus on the breakdown. And of course I love that stuff. But I am also a huge fan of Lifetime and Hot Water Music and Youth Of Today and Dag Nasty so it’s very refreshing to me, to be doing World Be Free. It puts a smile on my face. I handle the work load like a wacko who can’t slow down. That’s just the way I am.

What was the original idea when starting up? We’re you thinking “project band?” Things seem to have already progressed past “project.”

Yes, for sure. I thought this would be a 7 inch and maybe a show or two if the record turned out well. When Sammy got involved he said something along the line of “If we are going to do this, I want it to be as good as possible.” Basically, not having the band put out something half hearted. He said if he was getting involved, he wanted this thing to reach its full potential. And I’m glad he said that because now, looking back, what’s really the point of making music and energy if you don’t go all in and give it everything you have.

PHOTO: DAN RAWE

PHOTO: DAN RAWE

World Be Free has a pretty impressive resume of members. How did you get everyone together?

The first thing I did was contact Joe. I knew he would be great at writing this stuff and he hadn’t been making music in a long time. I hoped he was hungry to write some songs. Joe’s kinda strange but within days he sent a song or two and they were exactly what I had in mind. Next came Andrew. Him and I go hiking all the time and I played him the songs and he wanted in. I then had the idea to try to get Sammy. I didn’t know Sammy so well. We would just exchange “hellos” at shows and I think he knew I was a Rival Schools super fan, but I thought if we could get him, his drumming would add a lot to the songs. Little did I know he would be bringing an acoustic guitar to practice and be writing songs for this thing. Lastly, the bass player took a little longer. I was really set in getting a younger kid on bass to offset all our oldness, but in the end, Sammy really knew more then anyone what bringing Arthur into the fold would add to these songs. Arthur has an amazing bass style and he really was the final piece to this puzzle. I am also learning he is semi-crazy like the rest of us, so there is also bonus insanity.

The Anti-Circle, your debut album with World Be Free is releasing next month on Revelation Records. Give us all the details. What can the kids expect?

The Anti-Circle is a 14 song LP. We’re excited to be doing the record on Revelation. I don’t know too much about recording info to be honest. Hurley Recording Studio was nice enough to let us use their studio to record the music and I did the vocals later with Nick Jett at his studio in the Valley. Walter Schreifels does a guest vocal spot on the song “I’m Done” which is really fucking cool. Hmmm… What else? I don’t know? If you love hardcore check it out, it might be something you feel and get a rush from.

PHOTO: DAN RAWE

PHOTO: DAN RAWE

With one live show under your belt so far, World Be Free is gearing up for some record release shows on both coasts. Fill us in.

Yeah, I think with World Be Free we wanna play. We are all in other bands and some have jobs and all that stuff but we’re going do as much as we can. So in February we are doing 4 shows in Southern California with Give from D.C. I’m glad they are coming out to play these shows with us and it will be cool to play some more shows. Directly after that we fly east to play Buffalo, Boston and Philadelphia with Judge. Can’t ask for better first shows then that. Many thanks to Judge for having us and finally we close that trip out with a show in New York City at St Vitus. I’m not sure who’s on the bill yet, but we are trying to put together a cool mix of bands and friends. After February, nothing is booked but I’m sure there will be more shows to come.

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What else can we look forward to from World Be Free down the road? More shows coming this summer?

We already have a few new songs in the works. All these guys love to write. We have a song called “Touchy” that will be on the next Triple B Records American Hardcore compilation. More shows I’m sure are to come. We would love to hit up Europe at some point in 2016 if that can come together. But for now we are just excited for the LP to come out and for people to hear it. Thanks for talking to us DoubleCrossXX. We appreciate it.

Pre-order the new World Be Free album, shirts and more from RevHQ HERE.
Pre-order on iTunes HERE.

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WHILE WE WAIT
January 7th, 2016 by Tim

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Check out While We Wait, the latest project from Matt Warnke (BOLD) and Andy Guida (Supertouch, Altercation), available now from http://wardance.bigcartel.com.

BURN AT SANTOS PARTY HOUSE, NYC 12/20/2015
December 25th, 2015 by Tim

BURN at Santos Party House, NYC
December 20, 2015

Black n’ Blue Productions
Directed and edited by Jammi York
Audio by Sunny Singh

Cameras:
Ted Eohlsen
Travis Wallace
Samuel Diaz
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YOUTH OF TODAY 2016
December 16th, 2015 by Tim

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BURN AT SANTOS, NYC
December 14th, 2015 by Tim

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This upcoming weekend, Sunday December 20, 2015, BURN makes their return to NYC at Santos. Along with Burn, comes Mindset (their final NYC show), Wisdom In Chains, King Nine, The Wilding Incident, Regulate, Activator and Impact. Should be one hell of a show, so don’t miss this one. Tickets are still available at: www.eventbrite.com

BURN AT THE ROXY, HOLLYWOOD CA | PHOTO: JULES JORDAN

BURN AT THE ROXY, HOLLYWOOD CA | PHOTO: JULES JORDAN

MINDSET – “NOTHING LESS”
December 13th, 2015 by Tim

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The time has come. Maryland’s Mindset have announced the initial details about their final release and plans to call it a day in 2016. Entitled “Nothing Less,” the EP features three songs that serve as a perfect final chapter in an already impressive catalog of poignant and powerful hardcore anthems. REACT! Records will unleash “Nothing Less” in February 2016.

To coincide with this final EP, Mindset will perform a string of shows through the end of 2015 and into 2016. A handful of shows are already confirmed, with more in the works and details on their last show to be announced soon.

Ev Wivell, the band’s singer, had this to say about these plans: “We’ve always been very meticulous in how we operate as a band and this final chapter is no different. This is something we’ve been planning for a long time. We’re proud of what we’ve built together and we’re excited to share these last songs and go out on a high note. We’ve created a final tour schedule that will allow us to play some of our favorite places one last time, and hit a few that we’ve been neglecting, so keep your ear to the ground for details to be announced.”

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