Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Blue Destroy- Blue Destroy rules. Instrumental video game influenced prog jams. This band has the best inside jokes ever and Aaron can play keyboards while doing sick hammer-ons. Epic

Saturday, July 26, 2008

network of terror!-We hate your freedom CD, Tour Weenie 3"CD, split 7" with the disease, split7" with xECFCx and demos.

I had the pleasure of being the second of three bass players for this band. Afrind of mine told me he was playing drums in a grindcore band and i checked out the 3 song advance they had recorded with Jamie King (BTBAM recording guy) and later I ended up joining after the original bass player left. This band didn't go as far as it could have due to everyone being busy with school having babies and sharing members with the Crimethinc band Requiem. We sound like a cross between devola and creation is crucifixion. plus instrumental demos are included. I fyou like it contact luckcreature records so scott can recoup his money for the disease split.(sc)
Sharazad- Shahrazad was formed by 4 friends who wanted to play pure emotional hardcore. It was Raw,Powerfull and Real. The music was our outlet. We each brought our own style to this experience which made it what it was and always has been..PURE. This is just a page that i'm creating to give people a chance to hear what we had created in hopes to tell our story. I always cherished the times that I had with those three guys. We all remain friends however, our lives have taken us in different directions. I know that I can honestly say that I wouldn't be where I am today if it wasn't for Shahrazad. I just would like to say thanks to all of you for sharing the experience with -from myspace. Contains split and 7inch songs.(sc)

Friday, July 25, 2008

spread the disease-we bleed from many wounds
okay, there used to be this band called karenza that was pretty awesome canadian muddy socially conscious goodness. somebody in that band drank some blood and they changed their name to spread the disease and started playing black metal influenced hardcore. members of new day rising and pre-abandonded hearts club. "for fans of acrid and converge"(sc)
you know you want to

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Copout was a hardcore punk/thrash band from Memphis, TN, active in the early 1990’s. Featured members of Talk Is Poison, Bombs Away, Pezz, Cryonics, Tragedy, His Hero Is Gone, Warcry, Deathreat, etc.They released a demo cassette called Get Ready Fuckers, a live cassette called More Dead than Alive on Team Murder USA, a Self-Titled 9-song 7” on Team Murder USA (#003) in 1993, and a split 7” with Face Down(1994, ?).They also had two compilation appearances, the song Haitian Expeditionary Force on a compilation 7” called Yo Pablo (Lengua Armada, 1996) and two live songs recorded live at 924 Gilman, Untitled and Over There, on the Fiesta Comes Alive Compilation 12”/CD (Slap-a-Ham, 1997).They broke up in 1995.A recording without vocals for a 12” that was going to be released on Prank! as #002, but it unfortunately didn’t happen. What’s more, the More Dead than Alive recording was remixed on the early 2000’s and was going to be released as a 12” (Prank #026), but that didn’t happen either.The 7” is more straight up Jack hammmer thrash, the split has a bit of different influence/ mood to it.


Hassan I Sabbah was an emo hardcore band that existed from around 2000-2001, featuring members of Force Fed Glass, Puritan, Prevail, and Rinse. The band released two demo tapes, a 7” on Robodog Records, a split 7” with Usurp Synapse on Electric Human Project and were featured on the Antipodes compilation 7” on Level Plane and on the Ghost In the Gears compilation CD on Iodine Recordings. Their drummer went on to play in Unearth and the singer to Otesanek.


Short-lived screamy electro-thrash band from Raleigh NC.

Monday, July 21, 2008


If It Doesn’t Kill You was formed in Greenville NC in June of 1999 after the demise of emo/grind band Hovel. The bands sound was characterized by jazz influenced drumming, chord laden bass, and screamed vocals. The main line up was Sean Edmunson guitar,Daris King vocals/guitar, Erick Murrillo bass, and Adamn Slight Drums. Other members included Terry Toner(ex-Alli with and I), Ryan Price (ex-Valient Thorr) Jon Eatman,and Crissy Winstead. The band released a 3 song demo tape, a 5 song enhanced CDEP, and a song on Slave Union Record’s The Microwave Says To The Pacemaker 2x7” comp. If It Doesn’t Kill You disbanded after planing a final show with City of Caterpillar,Army of Ponch, Planes Mistaken for Stars and The Kickass. Members went on to Network Of Terror!, The Kickass, and Farewell. (last f.m.)


Monday, July 14, 2008


Needs no introduction.......

A View From High Tides


Navio Forge was a short lived emotional hardcore band from California. Their only release was the LP “As we quietly burn a hole into…”, released in 1993 on Shadow Catcher records shortly after the band broke up.They have played only two shows, both in Gilman St. where the band was from. All of the band members had other bands before and after Navio Forge (Fuel, Admiral, Torches To Rome, Please inform the captain this is a hijack, Bread And Circuits, etc).



Hardcore takes a new step with San Francisco's Box The Compass. Employing punk rock passion and energy, Box The Compass write and create their songs with the intention of capturing the aggression and intensity of hardcore, while offering the groove and melodic elements of other forms of music.

Run The Easting Down

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Cornelius-was a 3 piece band from Wilmington, North Carolina that played intense noodly hardcore in the mid nineties. (sc)
Reversal of Man-This Is Medicine
This LP rips, its more desperate and ugly than the Revolution 10" you can tell that they and Combat Wounded Veteran were sharing members at the time. (SC)

Friday, July 11, 2008


Heavy, hard hitting, and intense, Absinthe was a powerful head banging burst of angry hardcore. Featuring members of Bury Me Standing and Groundwork.

I was originally going to post their 7" but Zen beat me to it.



Haymaker is a hardcore band from Hamilton, Ontario comprised of former members of Left For Dead, Chokehold, The Swarm etc. They are well-known for extreme shows which usually end with fights and injuries. Their shows are usually closed down due to the violence, on some occasions parts of the club have been set on fire.


Deadseraphim were a shortlived, yet influential, chaotic hardcore band from southern california. their live shows were notoriously violent and would often end prematurely due to injury. all of the band’s releases except the discogrpahy CD are out of print and very rare.




Still Life was a 3- piece rock band from LA, California. They are credited for helping pioneer the first wave of emo/emocore bands in this subgenre that is rooted in punk rock. They started in the late 80s with the name Monster Club. They changed their name in 1991 after the departure of the original lead singer who joined the band Strife. They were active until 2003. Former Members Paul Rauch and David Pitzel have started a new band named Old Ground and continue to use Still Life's label, Sunflower Tribe.


I don't know anything about Jara!


Rites of Spring influenced hardcore band out of Northern California. The Shivering are influenced by the Revolution Summer Discord era and the early ‘90s emo outburst.


Nikad are a screamo hardcore band from Croatia. That's all I know about them!

Side of the split with Children Of Fall

Tuesday, July 08, 2008


Clikatat Ikatowi was one of San Diego’s most celebrated bands. They helped maintain the city as the art punk capital of world. They created twisted yet naturally flowing works in a broad range of styles. Ranging from lightning fast and huge, to stripped down, spacey, and lethargic, Clikatat’s songs were always engaging and mesmerizing. It wasn’t just their excellent compositions which made them everyone’s favorite band but also their superior musicianship. Mario Rubalcaba, who has gone on to play with The Black Heart Procession, Thingy and Earthless, is simply one of the best drummers around. He plays unbelievably fast and complex parts with taste and style. Guitarist Scott, who previously played for another Gravity band, Heroin, often conducted meandering, noise-filled experiments without compromising structure. He also always knew when to keep it simple, and to compliment the other members. Cutting-edge yet organic, they were one of the best.

River Of Souls


Acrid was a mid-to-late 1990s Canadian band that focused on the uglier side of hardcore. Members of the band went on to play in acts like Grade and the Swarm.


Class Of Eighty Four was a short-lived emo/hardcore band from Little Rock, Arkansas. They released a Self-Titled 7” in 1995 on File Thirteen Records.


Frodus (a.k.a. Frodus Conglomerate International, Frodus Sound Laboratories, FCI) was a 1990s Washington, D.C.-based post-hardcore band, described by critics as a mixture of math rock, hardcore punk, and indie rock. Their songs were frequently dark and dissonant. The band was in the process of signing with Sub Pop Records before breaking up in 1999.


Formed in late 1991 or early 1992, Chino Horde were from Little Rock, Arkansas. The band had four members: Burt Taggart, Steve Schmidt, Jason White, and David Burns. They were among the first wave of Little Rock punk bands, and one of the first to make a name for themselves outside of the state.They released two seven-inches, an LP/CD on File 13 Records, and a split seven-inch with Michigan’s Current, with whom they toured in the summer of 1993. Chino Horde disbanded shortly after the end of their 1993 summer tour.