CHAIN OF STRENGTH – FULL SET FROM HAVERHILL, MA
July 2nd, 2014 by Larry

Chain of Strength
June 18, 2014
Anchors Up
Haverhill, MA

TURNING POINT AND CHAIN OF STRENGTH – LIVE AT THE BBQ IGUANA – WASHINGTON DC, 1989
June 19th, 2014 by Ed

CHAIN OF STRENGTH – “IMPACT / JUST HOW MUCH?”
June 16th, 2014 by Larry

LIVE AT ST. STEPHENS CHURCH IN WASHINGTON DC, JUNE 14, 2014 | VIDEO: SHAWN YOUNG

LIVE AT THE ACHERON IN BROOKLYN, NY, JUNE 15, 2014 | VIDEO: JAMMI SLOANE YORK

PAUL HERTZ – CHAIN OF STRENGTH
June 9th, 2014 by Tim
FROSTY WITH CHAIN OF STRENGTH AT FENDERS | PHOTO: DAVID "IGBY" SATTANNI

FROSTY WITH CHAIN OF STRENGTH AT FENDERS | PHOTO: DAVID “IGBY” SATTANNI

Frosty answers five quick questions for us while getting geared up for Chain Of Strength’s east coast run June 14, 15 and 18. Be there.
 
Top 5 hardcore/punk records of all time?
1. Negative Approach – Tied Down
2. SS Decontrol – Get It Away
3. Minor Threat – Out of Step
4. Misfits – Walk Among Us
5. Bad Brains – Tie between Rock For Light & ROIR Sessions Tape

Top 5 non-hardcore/punk records of all time?
1. Black Sabbath – Paranoid
2. Jane’s Addiction – Nothing’s Shocking
3. N.W.A. – Straight Outta Compton
4. The Smiths – Hatful of Hollow
5. Slayer – Reign In Blood

FROSTY WITH CHAIN AT REV 25 NYC | PHOTO: JOSEPH W CAREY

FROSTY WITH CHAIN AT REV 25 NYC | PHOTO: JOSEPH W CAREY

Best live show you have ever seen?
Impossible to choose just one, but Agnostic Front at ‘club’ 12XU in Pomona, CA was definitely one of them. They had just arrived from NYC and we were so psyched that they were playing our local scene in Pomona where we all hung out and played at. I was 16 I think. Rad line up with Kabula on bass. Anyone that might have been there, or attended shows there, knows the place was tiny. Maybe 75 person capacity. They ripped through their set and were absolutely amazing!! The room was one giant pit. If you watch the footage from the old Flipside video, you can see Curt a lot. I was standing just off to the side out of the camera’s lens. I remember A LOT of skinheads showed up for the show. There were no problems what so ever and everyone had a blast.

Other runners up: Fugazi at the Anti-Club in L.A. on their second time out to the West, Bad Brains at Fender’s Ballroom in Long Beach (I Against I tour hearing those songs for the first time. I’m not sure if the record was even out yet), Cro-Mags OG line up at Fenders opening for GBH, Uniform Choice opening up for Government Issue at Oscars Cornhusker in Azusa, CA (the front cover of Screaming for Change is from a photo of that show), Youth Of Today at Fairmont Park, Riverside, CA. etc., etc.

First punk/HC show ever attended?
G.B.H., Effigies, SSD August 6, 1983 at The Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. So…SSD was the very first HC Punk band that I witnessed live. I had just turned 14. My parents dropped me and two of my friends, Shawn and Joel Connell, off by the venue. As we walked up, I quickly noticed we stood out from all of the punks there. Everyone was wearing studs, spikes, boots, leather jackets and had mohawks and spiked hair. We had shaved heads, wore levis, flannel shirts and had Vans. There were others like us mixed in and we identified with them. The house lights went out and we made our way down to the front as the band came on. Within minutes, two L.A. style circle pits erupted across the floor. I was blown away and mesmorized by the sheer power and energy in the place. The band was incredible!! Both The Effigies and GBH were great that night, but SSD killed it and confirmed why I was, and still am, heavily into the Boston bands of that time. I have since read that Al Barile was really disappointed with that particular show and felt like he had let a lot of people down. One thing I will always visually remember: after their set, as stage crews were getting ready for Effigies, Al lifted two Marshall speaker cabs still stacked on each other and walked them off to the side of the stage like it was nothing!

Favorite recording you have ever played on?
Chain Of Strength – True Till Death sessions – Those songs were so fresh and new. We had just finished arranging them and we were starting to gel as a band and a unit. I remember we were all super excited to record. It was so low budget. Just in and out, first takes on just about all of the tracks. No time was spent on getting good tones and sounds. Just load in, set up, press the record button and go. The recording sounds horrible but that’s part of it’s character. That recording was supposed to just be a demo but once it was completed, Ray, Porcell, and Jordan felt it should be released. It’s probably my favorite recording just because we were still so young and energized on the concept of the band and that we had no idea it would even be released. It was an exciting time.

FROSTY AND BRATTON PUTTING TOGETHER THE CHAIN SET LIST, BACK STAGE AT REV 25 NYC | PHOTO: JAMMI SLOANE YORK

FROSTY AND BRATTON PUTTING TOGETHER THE CHAIN SET LIST, BACK STAGE AT REV 25 NYC | PHOTO: JAMMI SLOANE YORK

CHAIN OF STRENGTH TICKETS AVAILABLE THURSDAY, MAY 8TH.
May 5th, 2014 by Ed

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Click the image above to check out the link where the tickets will be sold.

CHAIN RETURNS TO THE EAST COAST
April 24th, 2014 by Ed

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Rev 1-25
February 1st, 2014 by Tim
REVELATION RECORDS CATALOG 1-25, 1987-1992.

REVELATION RECORDS CATALOG 1-25, 1987-1992.

CHAIN CREW NYC 1988
January 31st, 2014 by Tim
ALEX, JAY ANARCHY, CURTIS AND CHRIS, HANGING OUT IN NYC, 1988

ALEX, JAY ANARCHY, CURTIS AND CHRIS, HANGING OUT IN NYC, 1988

REVELATION RECORDS ADS
January 8th, 2014 by Larry

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CHAIN MERCH AVAILABLE TODAY
July 26th, 2013 by Tim

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All the remaining Destroy LA Chain merch goes up for sale today at noon PST, grab it while you can… chainofstrength.limitedrun.com