Review DOWNSET ‘Maintain’

It was in the mid-80s when a band called Social Justice started in Los Angeles, California. Social Justice was the predecessor of Downset. The renamed band premiered in 1994 with the ‘downset.’ album and the debut contains with ‘Anger!’ a great crossover hymn that paved the way for the success of the sophomore longplayer ‘Do... Continue Reading →

RYKERS – new album, new song

German hardcore veterans Rykers announce a new album. ‘Ours Was a Noble Cause’ is scheduled for a release on August 5th, 2022 and the album will come via BDHW Records. A first single has been unveiled already. ‘When the Dam has Broken’, that’s the first song taken from the upcoming album and can be enjoyed... Continue Reading →

DOWNSET announce ‘Maintain’

Downset belong to the pioneers of a rap/hardcore blend that gained momentum in the ‘90s. Their first two longplayers are stellar releases with songs like ‘Anger’, being a real hymn, penned by the band. After having signed with Nuclear Blast, Downset announce a new album. ‘Maintain’ is their first album in eight years and ‘The... Continue Reading →

Review BILLYBIO ‘Leaders and Liars’

Billy Graziadei and Biohazard, this combination is very well known. The singer and guitarist is a founding member of the New York hardcore band and a veteran when it comes to US-hardcore. Next to his activities for the main band, Graziadei always found some extra time for interesting projects. He was part of the Roadrunner... Continue Reading →

Review 8 KALACAS ‘Fronteras’

8 Kalacas (spoken: Ocho Kalacas), newcomer of the year? The band from Orange County is at least a candidate for such an award. The seven guys and their music is a very exciting blend, musical caffeine. Imagine if Sepultura would team up with Suicidal Tendencies to start a project with a lot of ska-elements. If... Continue Reading →

Review IGNITE ‘Ignite’

Ignite, based in Orange County, CA, started in 1993, founded by Brett Rasmussen and Joe D. Foster. While the band released their first three longplayers on regular base, the gap between ‘Call on My Brothers’ and ‘A Place Called Home’ added up to five years and the newest albums didn’t hit the shelves much faster.... Continue Reading →

CD review CAPRA ‘In Transmission’

Capra is a band, 'In Transmission' is an album and opinions can differ when it comes to the music. The wild blend of metal, punk and hardcore leads to music that is massive and furious. Although the start, '[Exordium]', is rather atmospheric, hell breaks loose with 'Hollow Doll'. 'In Transmission' is not an album that... Continue Reading →

CD review CRO-MAGS ‘2020’ (EP)

Cro-Mags have been ready to embark on a worldwide tour with a supposed start at Webster Hall in New York City in March 2020. The tour never got off the ground due to the upcoming pandemic, with gatherings and concerts having been banned. To not become paralyzed and passive, Harley Flanagan and band mates played... Continue Reading →

CD review ENFORCED ‘Kill Grid’

Just when you think that Iotunn have with 'Access All Worlds' delivered a strong candidate for the newcomer album of the year, the next candidate is already lurking around the corner - Enforced. The are guys from Richmond, Virginia and what they deliver with their first longplayer is a blast. The five musicians are not... Continue Reading →

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