UK-based hardcore punk legends Discharge were recently forced to cancel their U.S. headlining tour last May. Fortunately, tour dates have been rescheduled and will now take place in October. Newly confirmed dates are listed inside!
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Tags: Discharge, End of Days, hardcore, hardcore punk, punk, Tour Dates
‘Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, DC (1980-90)’ coming to DVD on September 18th, streaming now on VimeoPosted: August 6, 2015 by Jeffrey Maki in News, Videos
Tags: Bad Brains, Dave Grohl, faith, Fugazi, Government Issue, hardcore, hardcore punk, Henry Rollins, Ian MacKaye, John Stabb, Marginal Man, Minor Threat, punk, Rites of Spring, Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, Scott Crawford, Scream, Thurston Moore, Void, Washington D.C.
Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, DC (1980-90) is a documentary film that examines the early DIY punk scene in the Nation’s Capital. It was a decade when seminal bands like Bad Brains, Minor Threat, Government Issue, Scream, Void, Faith, Rites of Spring, Marginal Man, Fugazi, and others released their own records and booked their own shows—without major record label constraints or mainstream media scrutiny. Contextually, it was a cultural watershed that predated the alternative music explosion of the 1990s (and the industry’s subsequent implosion). Thirty years later, DC’s original DIY punk spirit serves as a reminder of the hopefulness of youth, the power of community and the strength of conviction.
Director/writer Scott Crawford is a music journalist, musician, and graphic designer. As a teenager in the DC suburbs, he started a fanzine called Metrozine that documented much of what was happening in the DC hardcore punk scene in the 1980s.
“The DC punk music scene that I grew up with in the 1980s has always been a big part of who I am,” says Scott. “I interviewed a lot of these bands for the first time over 30 years ago while doing a fanzine. Approaching them all again decades later offered a type of perspective and reflection that I wanted to capture in a film.”
Tags: 1992, Body Count, car stereos, Cop Killer, debut, Ernie C., gangsta rap, hardcore, hardcore punk, Ice T, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Manslaughter, Mayhem Fest 2014, MTV, New Jack City, new releases, Official video, punk, rap, Rockstar Energy Drink Festivals, street, Videos, YouTube
With the exciting and unexpected news that a new Body Count album called Manslaughter would be dropping (June 10, 2014, Sumerian Records), once again I find myself in a retro type of mood. For the new generation of rock and metal fans, the band Body Count—led by gangsta-rapper-turned-actor Ice-T—is all but unknown. Ice-T, you say? The same Ice-T that plays a detective on NBC’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit? The same Ice-T who’s been a star of reality television? Yes, that Ice-T. As unexpected as this may sound as I write about it today, just think about how surprising or even shocking this was more than 20 years ago as I attempt to recount my memory of Body Count’s 1992 self-titled debut album and the chain of events that followed. (more…)
Tags: Deathwolf, Devil’s Whorehouse, hardcore, hardcore punk, Marduk, Morgan Hakansson, Regain Records, sweden, The Misfits
The band was founded in 2000 by Marduk guitarist Morgan Hakansson under the name Devil’s Whorehouse. In its original incarnation, the band was into high-speed Misfits-style horror punk. But Hakansson and company have switched gears, changed the name to Death Wolf and released an album of thoroughly pummeling, punk and groove-based metal. (more…)
Tags: crust, Earache, hardcore punk, noise, oldschool, punk, Southern Lord, The Accused, The Curse of Martha Splatterhead
The Accused—I thought that name sounded familiar. I apologize to all of the underground purists out there, but apparently I was only 9 years old when this band released its debut album, The Return of Martha Splatterhead (the first release from Earache Records). So this is my first real taste of the band. Underground punk metal icons or not, The Curse of Martha Splatterhead is a noisy, raw and difficult record to take in. (more…)
Tags: Arson Anthem, Down, Eyehategod, Hank III, hardcore, hardcore punk, Housecore Records, Mike Williams, noisecore, Pantera, Phil Anselmo
Since his Pantera days, Phil Anselmo has been a part of several, if not dozens of bands and musical projects—so much so that he has now formed his own label, Housecore Records, to release the material he’s been stockpiling. The labels’ first release comes from his latest project, Arson Anthem. This is also the first official release I know of featuring Anslemo on guitar rather than vocals. Mike Williams of Eyehategod is on the mic here. (more…)
Tags: 80s, Bad Brains, Build a Nation, Darryl Jenifer, Dr. Know, Earl Hudson, H.R., hardcore, hardcore punk, punk, Rastafarian, reggae, underground, Washington D.C.
If you didn’t already know, Bad Brains, along with Minor Threat, Black Flag and others started a musical revolution with the American hardcore movement in the early 1980s. (I highly recommend the DVD American Hardcore: The History of American Punk Rock 1980 – 1986 for a look at the early beginnings of Bad Brains and many of these bands.) As fast as this movement started, it was gone, with bands either disappearing or drastically changing styles. As devoted followers of the Rastafarian movement, Bad Brains embraced reggae music, much to the dismay of their hardcore fans.
The classic lineup of H.R. (vocals), Dr. Know (guitar), Earl Hudson (drums) and Darryl Jenifer (bass) has reunited for shows and albums off and on over the years, but no album has recaptured their hardcore roots. Build a Nation is Bad Brains first album in five years and only their second in 12 years. As the band stated prior to the album’s release, it somewhat marks a return to their hardcore sound. (more…)