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@chrisxcreations interview!

Here’s another interview for this column inspired by the people I follow on Instagram. Meet Chris X, you probably have already listened to (BURST OF RAGE, NYC VELOCITY, LIBERTY, COUNTDOWN…) but he’s also a very talented graphic/visual artist, and that’s the main reason why I decided to ask him a few questions about his work and lifestyle.

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HELLO 2016, BYE 2015 (part 1)

by Jean

Happy new year folks! Wish you all the best for 2016, especially tons of great new records, shows, new bands…whatever! So far this year has been pretty tough for me but, honestly, it has also been one of the most important years of my 28 years of existence on this planet. I’d like to thank all my friends and family for their support, all the DROIDxRAGE crew for being cooler than cool, and all the people I’ve met working on this website: Swedes – don’t forget /!\ FREE LINUS /!\, Gabriel, Leo, Joel, Emelie, Filil, Tor, Klas; UK – Paolo, Connor, Tom, MERCY, Ben, Jérémie, Sam, Rodney, Luke; Americans, Balaram Shakti Das (AKA Gjared), Lucas, Jean-Pierre, Connor; Canada: Karl; Brazil: Athos; Belgium: Jens; Bulgaria: Nikolay;  Australia: the Fitzsimmons twin brothers; Germany: Adrian; France: Alexis and Alexis(!) Elyas, Antoine… (sorry for those I forgot!)

Here is my 2015 top releases (photo credits (c)myself)

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Might.

By Ed

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I Had an email from ‘Crucial’ John Scharbach about four weeks ago about a new band on Mosher’s Delight called Might. They hadn’t recorded anything yet but I think he knew it would be my gear….and it is.

Interview Conducted with Mir (Vocals)

https://moshersdelight.bandcamp.com/album/mdr-17-might-is-right-demo-cassette

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Miracle Drug Demo 2015 & Corrective Measure Demo 2015.

By Ed

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https://miracledrug.bandcamp.com/releases

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https://correctivemeasure.bandcamp.com/releases

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An Interview With Alfredo Gutierrez Of Forced Order, Soul Search, Fury And More… Part 1.

By Ed

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I don’t really think anybody that listens to modern Hardcore hasn’t heard of either Soul Search, Fury Or Forced Order, even Whats Good. So here’s an interview with a dude heavily involved in the Hardcore scene, who’s in two bands that are signed to Rev and with numerous tours under his belt in Europe and beyond…

https://bbbrecords.bandcamp.com/album/bury-the-blame

https://forcedorder.bandcamp.com

https://furyhc.bandcamp.com

https://whatsgoodhc.bandcamp.com

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Jack Daut – Burst Of Rage

By Ed

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DR: What’s up Jack, how’s things bro?

JD: Things could always be better.

DR: Tell us a bit about Burst Of Rage, where did you start and where did the idea for this band come from?

JD: We started off by Nick and I wanting to a do band that was energetic and fun. John S dubbed us our name, I still dislike it, but it could be much worse. We started in the summer of 2014.

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DR: What do you guys currently have out?

JD: Two demo tapes.

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DR: Are you pleased with the Demo and feedback from it so far?

JD: I am very pleased, keeping in mind it’s a demo. The first one that we actually practiced for and wrote songs weeks ahead. For the first demo we essentially wrote those songs in the during the recording.

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DR: One of your dudes does the Rad Youth Core fanzine right? Tell us a bit about that.

JD: Nick the bassist. It features cool stuff, if you like good interviews and interesting designs pick one up. Issue #2 coming soon, shirts out now.

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DR: What were some of your early shows like and who did you play with?

JD: We played with Take Control,  Stick Together, Disengage. For a first show it was great. We played at Gallery X in New Bedford Massachusetts. We all had a pact to be the most energetic band, me and nick tried our hardest.

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DR: You did a US Tour recently with Free At Last… How was that and where were some of your best shows?

JD: It was fucking sick! They have this new song called ‘Undying Lies’ or something like that. They’re really good dudes and potentially the best tour I will ever do. Nothing bad happened until Houston/Dallas. The best shows were Miami, Massachusetts, Houston, San Antonio, Chicago kicked ass too.

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DR Do you have any funny or cool stores from that tour?

JD: We’re sworn to never tell.

DR: Are any of you in other bands?

JD: Yes, Chris is in a new band that he plays guitar in based out of NYC, and does the vocals for a band were doing together. Connor does Direct Impact, Mass Movement and maybe one other that I’m forgetting. Nick sings in Stand Off. Chandler plays guitar in Free At Last and sings in Headrush.

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DR: Where would you most like to tour with Burst Of Rage?

JD: Hawaii and Japan

DR: What Hardcore bands influence you the most?

JD: Bands with front women or frontmen that are burning on the inside, too many to name but you ought to know what I mean

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DR: Who is on your playlist right now, like current bands?

JD: I been listening to Sweet Jesus, Living Laser, Sheer Mag, Red Death, Pure Disgust, Deflect and Rick Ross

DR: What’s next for Burst Of Rage?

JD: Writing the 7″ is already in full effect, it’s gonna be out in physical form on Advanced Perspective. Then a 12″ EP which is set in stone. Hopefully the 7″ will be out before 2016.

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Give June 20, 2015 Downtown Arts Wilkes-Barre, PA

By Ed

Really Looking forward to seeing Give again next month.

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Connor Jones – Direct Impact

By Ed

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Im really feeling the Direct Impact demo but then I’m a fan of most of the Moshers Delight stuff.

Dropped Conner a line to see what was up and get to know a bit more about DI.

Simple as that really … don’t sleep on this!

https://moshersdelight.bandcamp.com/album/mdr-16-direct-impact-odds-against-us-cassette

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ZOOM

By Ed

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If you haven’t checked out Zoom yet you are missing out on some rad shit!

I sent some questions over to Chad and this is what he had to say. 

http://zoomdc.bandcamp.com/album/zoom-demo-2013

DR: Hi ,do you want to introduce your band and tell us who’s in it, Where you’re from and when it all started?

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-Yo im Chad i play guitar. Gene drums, Ritter sings and Dan plays bass. I’m from southern California where the demo and most the LP was written but it truly started when i moved to DC.

DR: The Zoom demo is rad is it souly a  MDR release?  you have a pretty unique sound in my opinion- do you want to tell us about the recording process and who you guys are influenced by as a band?

– Thanks man! We are actually NOT a MDR band but we are def affiliated. Zack distros the tape and John made the insert for me(thanks Johnny) plus they are both huge supporters of the band. The demo was releases on Trash King Productions and the LP will be a split release with Youngblood Records. Recording process was real simple for us. Gene tracked drums in my basement then me and Ritter did our parts at Joint Custody. We are influenced by whole grips of shit man. Anything from Death Side to Bach to The Damned to Cliff Burton to Void its all across the board man. People will understand once the LP drops.

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DR: Where did the name Zoom come from?

– The name comes from an unreleased Clash song called “Kill Time”.

DR: Where were some of Zoom’s early shows and who with?

– First few shows were with TUI, Mindset, Stab, Mob Mentality Disengage and our gig buddies Barge among others. Not bad for a start.

DR: What was the main reason behind starting Zoom?

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– I just wanted to do a band that perfectly represented myself and stood out from all the other cookie cutter bullcrap out there. No rip off shirts no down tuning no wannabe hard riffs no politricks no ass kissing. Just fast as fuck ripping punk that the kids can vibe on.

DR: Have you had the response you were expecting for the Demo so far?

– Response has def been cool! I never expected anyone to hear Zoom so its cool to know that people dig it. We obviously still prob havent been heard or people dont get it but thats why i like it.

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DR: What are your goals with Zoom, and what do you want people to get from the band?

– My goal is to just do whatever the fuck i want musically and give people something to be stoked on and give them something no one else is delivering.

DR: What do you guys do, just hang out?

-Def. Dan and Ritter work together and hang at work eating cool snacks. Ritters got a baby he hangs with her. Gene does Give and he and Ritter own Joint Custody so they always hanging. Im always hanging no matter when i am man im permanent hangout.

DR: I ask every body this but who are you into personally in Hardcore right now?

– Ill just give you my top 5 fav bands right now: Give, Turnstile, The Flex, Fury, Power Trip and fuck it i cant not mention No Tolerance. Also i really vibe on this band from California called Blazing Eye check out their new promo tape it rocks. Also peep the whole NWODCHC all the DC bands they all rock and there is just too many to mention its a huge unstoppable army.

DR: thanks for your time.

anything else you’d like to add?

– Thank you for hittin me up man. To all the people out there: be kind and be yourselves. Zoom 8 song LP will be out in 2015 peace and love to everyone good or bad yall bad mamma jammas need some lovin also 🙂

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Zachary Wuerthner: Intent.

By Ed

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Sticking again with the recent ( Moshers Delight Records) spotlight .

I couldn’t carry on without interviewing Zack, who along with (Crucial John) and some other friends is behind MDR.

As well as that, he’s the front man in Intent who are pretty well established in the Hardcore community. 

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DR: How’s things bro? Give us a bit of Intent’s back story?

ZW: Hey Ed, things are going really well in my life right now. Intent was an idea formed by Gil and Alex in late summer 2011. They wanted to start a band that was completely influenced by the New Breed tape compilation. I had been good friends with those guys for some time at that point through Free Spirit and traveling to shows in the Boston area. We all bonded over our deep appreciation for NYHC and anything centered around that type of music so one day Gil hit me up asking if I wanted to sing and things just took off from there. I would travel back and forth to practice with them and after some months we got the first demo called “No Rules” recorded and self-released in fall 2012.

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DR: Who’s in the permanent line up? Are any of you in any other bands?

ZW: The permanent lineup is me on vocals, Gil on guitar, Chad on bass, Alex on second guitar, and Kenny on drums. We all have other bands that we do, but Intent is certainly our most active project. Chad plays guitar in Zoom and sings in Red Death, both of which will have full-length LPs out in early 2015. Gil, Alex, and Kenny are in Big Contest, which will have a 12″ EP out on Moshers Delight Records this fall. Kenny sings in Step Forward and drums in Clear who are both playing this year’s Triple B fest. Kenny is also singing in a new band with Gil and Ned Russin called Independence, and they have a debut song coming out on the America’s Hardcore, Volume 3 compilation LP on Triple B records. I play guitar in a band called Mob Mentality, but we aren’t very active anymore.

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DR: The new Demo is great.What was the writing and recording process like?

ZW: Thanks man, glad you dig it. Writing of the first demo was all handled by Gil, Alex, Gary, and Justin during practice sessions at the Pain Cave in fall 2011. I only heard the final product when it was time for me to lay down vocals. Being a first-time vocalist, it was certainly a struggle for me to get accustomed to holding a mic as opposed to a guitar. After a lot of practice in Boston and DC, I finally found my footing and was able to lay down vocals in summer 2012 in Baltimore, MD. We self-released the “No Rules” demo in October 2012.

The second demo was written entirely by Gil and Chad in a few practice sessions in February/March 2013. I was very involved in that process and was able to help structure some of those songs. The music was recorded with Ned Russin in June 2013 and I laid down vocals over a few sessions in August/September 2013. We put out the “All of Nothing” demo as the first release on Moshers Delight Records in October 2013.

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DR: What’s your Favourite track from both demos?

ZW: “Set It Straight” from the No Rules demo and “All or Nothing” from the demo of the same name.

DR: What was your personal channel in Hardcore? What go you in to?

ZW: I got into punk and hardcore through skateboarding in the year 2000. I become an avid subscriber to skate magazines like Thrasher, Skateboarder, Transworld, Big Brother, etc and always loved reading through their music review columns. I also remember being so stoked on checking out new skate videos and taking notes on which songs I liked the most. I would wait until the credits to see who the band was and go out and buy whichever album featured that particular song.

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DR: You have just been on tour right? How was that and who was killing it at Not just talk fest?

ZW: Our summer tour was nothing short of incredible. We were on the road for 3 weeks with our favorite band Demolition who are from Canada. I love touring with those guys because they’re all on the same wavelength as us about hardcore and life in general, and in my opinion they wrote the best 7″ of 2013. We just vibe really well together and its a very good time for everyone involved. We also met up with our other friends’ bands like Freedom for a few days and Unified Right for the last half of the tour. Playing with Fury out in California was the best time – those guys are always so much fun and extremely hospitable. Every show was awesome and constantly being surrounded by a group of people that you can truly call your friends made the tour that much better.

DR: What kind of things are Tour essentials for you?

ZW: Sharing a van with another band that we really love and playing shows with all our friends’ bands across America are very essential things for me and integral to a successful tour.

DR: Do you think you will get over to Europe with Intent?

ZW: That’s certainly a main goal of the band. We got invited to play Mongrel fest in March 2015 so right now we are trying to coordinate around that to see what we can do. We’d really like to do 2 weeks with our friends in Shrapnel – hit the UK and the main parts of Europe. I think it’s safe to say you can plan on seeing us over there sometime in 2015 though.

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DR: What are the Top 3 influences for Intent?

ZW: I’m not sure that I can easily pinpoint it to 3 bands or ideas, but I think we would all agree that some of the main bands we draw influence from are Breakdown, Warzone, and Wide Awake. Really just late 80s NYHC in general.

DR: How far do you want to go with Intent.

ZW: I’d like to tour Europe, tour the USA a few more times, re-record both of our demos for a “Both Demos” LP on Triple B Records, and do a 12″ EP of all new songs on Lockin’ Out Records.

DR: Your a Vintage shirt collector right? How many do you have at present,what are your top 5 in your collection and also what’s 3 Grail pieces for you?

ZW: I have a few vintage hardcore shirts in my closet. I like all of my shirts so it’s hard to choose favorites sometimes, but I think these are consistently in my top 5:

-YOUTH OF TODAY 4-sided BDTW Wishingwell shirt

-JUDGE Schism longsleeve

-WARZONE Superbowl of Hardcore ’89 shirt

-BREAKDOWN Alien ringer shirt

-TURNING POINT Hi-Impact shirt

I’m really looking for any Youth of Today shirts I don’t already have, but the 3 holy grail pieces I’d love to own are:

-YOUTH OF TODAY BDTW 1987 Tour shirt

-CRO-MAGS DBNO ’89 Tour shirt

-Any BAD BRAINS 80s tour shirts

I love trading so consider this an open invitation to hit me up if you’re interested! (@zizzack on Instagram)

DR: Tell us a bit about Moshers Delight,how did it come about? Also what’s new on the label and what do we have to look forward in 2014 from the label?

ZW: Moshers Delight is an idea that was formed by me and Crucial John from GIVE along with a few other friends from Boston, Texas, and Canada. The idea was to do a one-page fanzine that featured some demo reviews of new bands we think are cool on one side and an interview with a current band we like on the other side. After about a year we decided to start releasing demo tapes for all the upcoming bands that we like so then the label side was born, and it really felt like the next logical step for us. I guess you could consider it a collective in a way since we are fortunate to have so many friends around the country that are willing to contribute demo reviews and art. Chris Wilson really helped us out with our vision of the zine by drawing up the logo for the zine and label, and we certainly appreciate that and everything else’s he done for MD.

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Here are some releases you can look forward to in the last bit of 2014:

-FREE AT LAST “What’s Inside Four Walls” Cassette

-FREEDOM Promo Tape for their upcoming LP on Triple B Records

-MINDSET and POWER TRIP tapes as part of our live series featuring their set from TIHC 2014 on the A-side and an exclusive audio interview with the band on the B-side

-BIG CONTEST “Time Will Tell” 12″ EP

-DEMOLITION 12″ EP

DR: Last up, What bands are good right now?

ZW: I’m really into Unified Right, Fury, Shrapnel, and Freedom – all 4 bands have a new vinyl releases coming out on Triple B Records later this year and early next year. I think Red Death and Zoom are awesome and they both have LPs coming out on Grave Mistake Records and Youngblood Records, respectively. Big Contest has a 12″ EP coming out later this year and Demolition will have one out sometime in 2015, both on Moshers Delight Records and are two of my current favorite bands.

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