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Sick Of It all – Based On A True Story

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Sick Of It all – Based On A True Story

I went to see Biohazard back in 1993, and some band from New York called Sick Of It All was headlining. After Biohazard finished their set, I was gonna leave, but was insisted by my friend to stay and check out the headliners. Man, seeing Sick Of It All live was nothing I had experienced, or witnessed in my life at that time. I was enraptured by the bands intimidating presence on stage, but the real deal was their rabid fan base on the floor. The pit was like a freakin’ war zone. The band, and their fans left an impression on me that has not diminished since that fateful night.

 

Sick Of It All west coast dates…..

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It’s clobbering time again. Sick Of It All are doing a small west coast run this summer in the US. They will be out promoting their new album Based On A True Story.

Man it’s been awhile since I last seen these kings of New York in action. Way back in 1993 when they came to Vancouver at the Town Pump (R.I.P.) with Biohazard opening up. That was my first foray into good ol’ friendly violent fun. Saw lots of injury’s that night around me. I never witnessed anything like it back then, and haven’t since.

I’m hoping to head down to the Seattle show, to relive that fateful night seventeen years ago. I might even have to get my official Sick Ot It All basketball jersey out of the closet for this one. Support will come from Alpha & Omega, 50 Lions, and Trash Talk.

July 20th – Chop Suey – Seattle, WA
July 22nd – Slim’s – Sanfrancisco, CA
July 23rd – Key Club – Los Angeles, CA
July 24th – SOUND & FURY 2010 – Santa Barbara, CA
July 27th – Karma – Victorville, CA

 

New York Hardcore documentary DVD

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New York Hardcore documentary DVD

The New York Hardcore documentary DVD is not the place one would want to start to find out the history of New York hardcore, but it’s definitely a good time capsule piece on the mid 90′s period of hardcore. This documentary focuses on bands that made somewhat of an impact during that period, such as 25 Ta Life, Crown of Thornz, Madball, District 9, Cro Mags and a few others. With the DVD you get a lot for what you pay, as it’s a 2 disc set  filled with tons of in-depth interviews, and quality live footage.

 

Life Of Agony – River Runs Red (Reissued)

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Life Of Agony – River Runs Red (Reissued)

I try to avoid these record label cash grabs (lets call them for what they really are), but sometimes if there is enough bonus material, I give in & pick one up. I got the reissue or Life Of Agony’s classic River Runs Red recently, cause you get a second disc which is a DVD of some live footage & the two videos for the album.

 

Masterkilla!

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Just finished listening to some Merauder. The first album Master Killer on Century Media is a classic. I couldnt find it at my local record store so I ordered it through Amazon. This album came out in mid 90′s & it still sounds just as relevant as it did back then. They didn’t make a lot of noise in Western America back then as Century Media did not push them much, other then getting them over to Europe opening up for Fear Factory.

I like everything about Master Killer from the songs, the production (Perris Mayhem of Cro-Mags), & the awesome artwork. My fave tracks on this album are Master Killer, Downfall of Christ & Mirror Shows Black.  As for musicianship…..Jorge Rosado’s vocals are brutal & in your face, while Sob’s (R.I.P.) guitar work is total old school hardcore done New York style.

Master Killer is one of those records that when it came out, no one knew what to think of it, as there was no one doing their style. Merauder were way ahead of their time.  They were one of the first bands to merge Slayer riffs with hardcore aesthetics. Listen to any new hardcore album out these days by present day bands (Thick As Blood, Blood Stands Still, Terror, and Hatebreed..etc) and you will find influences by both Merauder & All Out War.

So go out, grab the album, crank it & punch the guy standing next to you.