to the official State Of Grace website.
This is a definite must have for you fans of classic East
Bay hardcore. Featuring ex-members of Nerve Agents, Screw 32, and Silent Film
Stars, Shadowboxer drops their debut full-length "Dark At The End Of The
Tunnel" this winter.
After several trecks around the States, this powerhouse
from Portland,Or. records it's debut full length, appropriately titled "Ether".
AMP Magazine has described the CD as "an intense fusion of the best parts
of HOT WATER MUSIC, AVAIL, FUGAZI, SILENT MAJORITY, and a frickin' stick of dynamite".
They were pretty close. We think it's better than that, if you will. 14 tracks
of pure heart on your sleeve, aggressive as all, hell fist clenching, teeth grinding
rock. This is a must have, and certainly what is destined to be a big part of
the future of music.
tech-metal hardcore darlings BENEATH THE ASHES offer up their finest recording
to date. Their debut full length, “Nailed To Your Ruins ”is a pummel-heavy
rocket-shot of crushing riffs, complex melodies, and head-spinning song structures.
Features members of EMBRACE THE END and BURY MY HEART. As AMP Magazine put it-
“go buy this record or live life unfulfilled”.
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know them, you love them, and now you have a new favorite release from them. “Girls
About Songs” is a conceptual EP (duh, it’s about the fairer sex) that
rocks the house for half a dozen tracks, and leaves you gasping for more. East
Coast styled HC done with a West Coast flair. Get on it!
HOPE AND FEAR
A teaser EP to an upcoming full-length from hardcore heavy-hitters LOVE HOPE AND
FEAR. Six tracks of dark, heavy, and harmonically layered HC that's been described
as Suicide File playing Planes Mistaken For Stars' songs with maximum weight.
Whatever, just go check out the “sounds” page, listen to the band,
then kill yourself. It’s that damn good! Look for the full-length later
this year, and hope that these six songs will tide you over for now.
finally out. The 27 song onslaught of aggression from this XXX Straight-Edge XXX
all-star band, featuring members of BOTCH, TRIAL, HIMSA, HARKONEN, CHAMPION, UNDERTOW,
etc. finally sees the light of day. This is the discography compiling the Excursion
12" (long out of print), the Temperance EP, the new EP, and unreleased demos.
This thing is fast, in your face, and packed with messages from (and for) the
edge. Speaking of the edge, liner notes by Aaron Edge. Check out the links page
for the official Genuine page.
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This band has been tearing
up the greater Bay Area for the last couple years with their crushing blend of
Hardcore and dare I say Metal. Yes, Metal. In your face screaming laid over huge
guitar riffs-a-plenty, all to the back drop of one of the most (audibly) talented
drummers I have heard or seen in quite some time. Their new full-length album,
"Patent.Distorted" is available now, as well as the State Of Grace re-release
of their first CD-EP, "Pulses & Matter". Check out the "sounds"
page for an MP3 of CAS, and expect to see them on the road a lot in '03.
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"The Skinnier Years"
CD version of the 10" that Vicious Circle Records put out is now available.
This features 15 tracks from demos from '95-'97. This stuff is awesome and even
includes covers of SOA, NEGATIVE APPROACH, KRAKDOWN, and MINOR THREAT songs. The
liner notes from Gary KYI are almost a history lesson in themselves. The CD, like
the 10" will be a limited pressing, so pick
this up now.