THIS IS HARDCORE 2014
April 1st, 2014 by Tim

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FACE THE MUSIC
March 28th, 2014 by Tim
AJAY FRONTING ENUF | PHOTO COURTESY OF ARI KATZ

AJAY FRONTING ENUF | PHOTO COURTESY OF ARI KATZ

Ari Katz (Enuf/Courage/Lifetime) posted this photo of Enuf recently and I couldn’t help but re-post it here on DCXX. One of the best hardcore bands out of New Jersey that unfortunately don’t get the recognition they deserve because of how short lived the band really was. Their 1988 released demo, still to this day, remains one of my all time favorite hardcore demos.

DANZIG TELEVISION SHOW, NEW ALBUM AND LIVE SHOWS
March 28th, 2014 by Ed

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Danzig have completed filming for their ‘Legacy TV Special’, which takes the form of a run-through Glenn Danzig’s career. The band are also currently in the studio, working on their next album.

‘The Legacy’ is a concept developed by Mark Brooks, the creator of cartoon series Metalocalypse. Evil Elvis gave an interview to Full Metal Jackie in April 2013, where he says that the idea “was basically to do like a Danzig ‘Legacy’ TV show, loosely based on the Elvis ’68 Comeback special; it revisited a lot of his past and a lot of stuff: performance pieces that I do; then there’s the band playing live, we do Danzig and Samhain. Then, for the Misfits thing, we did what Elvis did when he sat down with [guitarist] Scotty Moore and the Memphis Mafia – we just did them all right there live, sitting, and everyone’s around us; there’s no backstage, we’re just on a little podium.”

An airing date or any other information is yet to be announced. However, while we wait for news on that, Danzig currently have five new songs recorded for their upcoming, so far untitled album. They are also also gearing up for the Danzig 25th Anniversary Tour.

Meantime, Danzig will headline a stage at Canada’s Amnesia Rockfest and are also confirmed to appear on 21 June 2014 with special guest Doyle (guitarist, ex-Misfits).

ED TEMPLETON: EPICLY LATER’D – PART 6
March 27th, 2014 by Larry

In the final episode of Ed Templeton’s Epicly Later’d series, he discusses the many highs and lows that Toy Machine has faced since he began the company. And when a leg injury sidelines Ed from skating, he and Deanna confront the possibility that he may not be able to stay on the path he’s carved out for himself.

JUDGE LIVE IN COSTA MESA, CA
March 26th, 2014 by Ed

JUDGE AT MUSINK
March 25th, 2014 by Larry

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Ashley Gasper just hit my inbox with a grip of photos of JUDGE from the third night of the Musink Festival in Orange County, CA this past Sunday to share with you all. Enjoy these great pics and big thanks to Ashley for sending these over.

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RANDY NOW ON ODERUS URUNGUS
March 24th, 2014 by Tim

I’m sure most of you have heard of the passing of Dave Brockie (Oderus Urungus) leader and front man for GWAR. We became great friends early in GWAR’S career. I met him when I was at the 9:30 Club with The Meatmen and his band “Death Piggy” performed – a few years before GWAR was born. Dave told me numerous times if it wasn’t for my constant booking of GWAR into Trenton that the band would have broken up a long long time ago. I just knew that they “Had Something”. The skins didn’t like them in the beginning, but I’ll bet today that everyone of them would proudly say that they saw the first GWAR show outside of their native Richmond – DC area when they opened for the very first Danzig show ever at City Gardens. Here’s a full GWAR concert from City Gardens – this is one of the earlier shows, and I believe the first time Danielle “Slymenstrya Hyman” performed with them. It’s a funny ass show, 53 minutes long. After this show, all 12-13 of them stayed over at the farmhouse I was living in at the time in Newtown PA. We bonded instantly, and later I would tour manage the band across the USA and Canada. I was with them when they were busted in the Carolina’s for “pornography” and helped get him bailed out of jail overnight into the next morning. The tour continued the next day in Atlanta. Thanks, Dave Brockie – for all the fun we had together and for unleashing GWAR unto Trenton and to the World. - Randy Now

PROJECT X
March 24th, 2014 by Larry

INPROMTU PROJECT X REUNION LAST NIGHT - ND, SLAM, KID HARD & THE YOUTH | PHOTO: LARRY RANSOM

INPROMPTU PROJECT X REUNION LAST NIGHT – ND, SLAM, KID HARD & THE YOUTH | PHOTO: LARRY RANSOM


OUTBURST IN DALE CITY, VA (1989)
March 22nd, 2014 by Ed

CLAW ON MY SHOULDER
March 21st, 2014 by Ed
CHOKE SLAPSHOT AND A KOALA

CHOKE FROM SLAPSHOT AND A KOALA ENJOY A MOMENT (OF TRUTH) IN AUSTRALIA