BURN LIVE IN PHILADELPHIA, 03.04.2016
March 8th, 2016 by Ed
March 1st, 2016 by Ed
Right here. Right now. Louisville, KY’s Miracle Drug prefer to live in the present, existing in the moment, channeling the experiences of the past through the energy and excitement of the future. It should come as no surprise that there is an odd familiarity in Miracle Drug’s sound. The band is made up of current and former members of notable hardcore acts Mouthpiece, Supertouch, By The Grace of God, and C.R. The band’s demo, recorded at Treehouse audio by Trip Barringer (White Reaper, Black God), is a 12 minute blast of blistering, metallic tinged hardcore that would be right at home blasting through the PA of any sweaty DIY venue in the country.
Miracle Drug’s demo is coming out on Vinyl this year on Trip Machine Labs (All Out War, Atlas Shrugged.) Check it out below:
NEW BREED TAPE COMPILATION 2016 OFFICIAL DOCUMENTARY TRAILER
January 23rd, 2016 by Tim
SCOTT VOGEL TALKS WORLD BE FREE
January 8th, 2016 by Larry
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.
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.
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.
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.
SOULSIDE – BOOT AND SADDLE, PHILADELPHIA, PA – 11/10/2015
November 12th, 2015 by Tim
Once again, thanks to Sunny from Hate5six for this lighting fast posting of Soulside’s set from Tuesday night in Philly. Any other night and I would have been there, but sometimes life gets in the way and this time around, I just couldn’t swing it. Regardless, Sunny pulls through and we at least have this video to enjoy.
RIOT ON THE DANCE FLOOR – 2 DISC DVD COMING SOON
November 12th, 2015 by Tim
CHAIN OF STRENGTH AT THE MOHAWK AUSTIN, TEXAS 11.07.15
November 11th, 2015 by Ed
BURN LIVE AT 924 GILMAN STREET 10.10.2015 (FULL SET)
October 13th, 2015 by Ed
CRO-MAGS -BALTIMORE, MD 2/13/1986
September 6th, 2015 by Tim
The Brewery, Baltimore, Maryland, February 13, 1986. A dark smoky room and the Cro-Mags bringing a set of pure destruction at the height of their existence.
GLENN DANZIG TALKS COVERS LP ‘SKELETONS’
June 25th, 2015 by Ed