HARDCORE HOMECOMING : BURN REUNITES PART 2
September 23rd, 2015 by Tim
RAW DEAL AT THE RITZ, NYC, 1988
September 13th, 2015 by Tim
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.
NO TOLERANCE – LIVE AT THE ECHOPLEX, LOS ANGELES, CA 8-21-2015
August 26th, 2015 by Tim
TERROR – “TRUST NO FACE” (FEATURING BEN COOK FROM NO WARNING)
August 10th, 2015 by Tim
With the release of their seventh album, The 25th Hour, Terror fly the hardcore flag high with focused integrity and demonstrate yet again why they are one of the most dependable and highly regarded bands playing today.
Here’s the video for Trust No face, Terror’s The 25th Hour is out now Victory Records.
CHAIN OF STRENGTH AT RAINFEST
July 2nd, 2015 by Tim
In May, the DCXX Crew made the trek out to Seattle for the year’s Rain Fest. Among many of the weekend’s highlights, one that we were all looking forward to, was Chain’s set. As expected, they did not let us down. A wall of power and an energy that is unmistakably Chain was delivered at full throttle. Toss in a surprise cover of SSD’s – “Glue”, sung by Ron Brotherhood and Brotherhood’s – “Breaking The Ice”, sung by Undertow’s John Pettibone and we got one hell of a treat.
Aside from the crushing set, it’s always a good time seeing and hanging with the Chain Crew. These guys all have a deep rooted love of hardcore, that just bleeds out with nearly every conversation and only reinforces my respect and appreciation for the band. California has a lot of good eggs and these guys are right at the top. “What about those times we stayed up late to talk about everything we believed in, has that all changed man”?… no it really hasn’t. -Tim DCXX
PS: Big thanks to Sunny Singh over at Hate5Six.com for this video and all the other incredible video footage he archives.
FOR PETE’S SAKE – DEEPER PRAISE
June 8th, 2015 by Tim
I’m always looking for opportunities to shed light on new and current bands that I feel deserve attention and For Pete’s Sake is definitely one of those bands. For Pete’s Sake is a crushing hardcore band out of Oslo, Norway consisting of members that have played in just about every prominent Straight Edge/Hardcore band in Oslo throughout the 1990’s. Bands like Gain, Onward, Rectify, Contention, Sportswear, Damage Control and The Team Spirit. For Pete’s Sake’s guitarist, Espen, had stints in both Hands Tied and Mouthpiece with me and Ed from Double Cross. In essence, For Pete’s Sake is the band Sportswear, with the addition of lead guitarist Øivind from the band The Team Spirit. Filling out the rest of For Pete’s Sake is: Peter – Vocals, Kim – Drums, Arne – Bass and the aforementioned, Espen and Øivind on guitar.
An LP was recorded at Welfare Studios in Gothenburg during the winter of 2014/2015 and For Pete’s Sake is currently looking for a label to release it. Here’s a few words from For Pete’s Sake vocalist, Peter Amdam:
I have written and recorded quite a chunk of music in my life and I have written and published huge amounts of words. But none of it can come close to what we have been doing with the For Pete’s Sake album. I can honestly tell you that I have never felt hardcore in a more intense, inconsolable, pulsatory and earth shattering way in my heart, soul and body. The songs and their contents are all of paramount urgency and intensity as they all come from extreme emotion, energy, anger, desperation, desolation, aspiration, faith, loyalty, sorrow, love and hopefulness. There are no words to express the gratitude felt through our hearts to everyone involved. As one of the songs says: SACRED FRIENDSHIP AND UNITY.
BURN LIVE AT CBGB, OCTOBER 1990
May 29th, 2015 by Ed
JUDGE LIVE AT RAIN FEST, SEATTLE WA. – 5/24/2015
May 27th, 2015 by Tim
The DCXX crew took a trip to Seattle for this year’s Rain Fest and a great time was had by all. Here’s a video shot by Mike Medina of Judge’s set, which was definitely one of the highlights of the weekend. Mike Medina missed a chunk of Judge’s opening song, “Fed Up”, but the rest is here in all it’s glory. My apologies to Mike Judge for the swift kick to the back of his head during “New York Crew”. Mike told me after the set that he hadn’t taken a hit like that since the A7 days. Once again, sorry Mike! Also included here are a few great shots courtesy of Future Breed. -Tim DCXX
THE RETURN OF BURN AT BNB BOWL, 2015
May 18th, 2015 by Ed
Videos courtesy of Jamie York