Category Archives: NYHC

The Eddie Leeway Show

By Mike

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For those with a love of NYHC, the name Leeway is one you already know. Love em or hate em for their unique blend of hardcore, metal, thrash and more, there is no denying that they were one of the NY bands who broke down barriers and appealed to fans of so many different genres. Their front man Eddie was a madman. Flying into the crowd, climbing the rafters and going 100 MPH at all times. I was lucky enough to see them a few times back in the 80’s and it was always a wild show.

Eddie is back with a new project, The Eddie Leeway Show, and we were lucky enough to sit down with him to discuss it, Leeway’s history, his other band Truth and Rights, as well as Eddie’s life then and now. This is a long one so get comfortable and listen to Eddie’s tale. 

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HOTHEADS Demo

By Ed

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http://hotheadsnyhc.bandcamp.com

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COMBATANT

COMBATANT 2015 demo came out fall 2015 and I wasn’t able to cop one of these awesome tapes back at the time, to be honest I just ordered a copy from S&A because I got in touch with Tyler who sings in the band and it reminds me that I did not own a copy yet. This is a tape I really like. This is definitly some kind of straightforward hardcore punk for those who share the same tastes than me, these six songs are sharpened as fuck and without compromise, with an old school vibe. I was pretty curious about what Tyler could tell me about his band because there’s not much info on the Internet, hope you’ll like this!

by Jean

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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.

Enjoy!

By Jean

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2015 HONORABLE MENTIONS

by Jean

(part 2 of my personal 2015 top releases)

Here’s part 2 of my 2015 top releases.
I decided to articulate the remaing parts of this classification in no specific order, but three different rankings including:
1): hardcore/punk/metal (the one you’re about to read)
2): 90s indie/post-punk/garage,
3): the outsiders (I will publish these columns in several weeks I guess. First because I think the entire subject would be too “massive” otherwise, and also because I have a pretty busy schedule these days!)

Although it’s early 2016 and I’m sure you’ve already dug into 90% of these releases I wanted to share these words with you, especially these lines dealing with non-hardcore releases because some of the bands/artists involved in this column agreed to tell me their thoughts about their production and their connexions with hardcore punk. I’d like to thank them for their contribution to this column. Thanks to all the other bands mentionned here for the great work they did.

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MINA CAPUTO / LIFE OF AGONY

I have been lucky enough to send some quick questions to LIFE OF AGONY’s lead singer Mina Caputo during their latest German Tour (they’ll hit England in March, folks). Maybe some of you will think LIFE OF AGONY’s music is more about alternative metal/alternative rock and depressive lyrics than strickly positive hardcore punk (no kidding), anyway I’ve been into this band for ages right now, and I’ve always felt similar things while listening to both LOA’s albums and hxc punk records, probably because of Mina’s talented way of dealing with depression & loneliness, fighting with her personal life and choices which is a situation which requires guts. Thus, despite what you may think about LIFE OF AGONY, this is a hella positive band!

by Jean

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IMPACT, interview with Ryan

 

IMPACT’s a brand new band from Staten Island NY which has already recorded their first demo and EP. These two releases sound really different: they came up as a youth crew band (singing absolutely not posi things though!) and now, they sound a bit rougher, they remind me that 90s vibe of NYHC bands. The kind of shit I love!

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STRAIGHT & ALERT FANZINE #1

I’m glad to announce that Alexis’s first issue of the STRAIGHT & ALERT fanzine is now available image

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TOTAL CONTROL, ISRAEL REGARDIE, SHEER MAG, AJAX, CHAIN RANK reviews

by Jean Summertime folks… In South-West France it’s like juggling with…

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Interview w/ Adrian – FOURTH CRUSADE (Gießen/Siegen,Germany)

by xjtx

Asking several questions to Adrian (singer for FOURTH CRUSADE) was something really interesting. First of all because of all the same bands we do like together and which in one way or another have inspired FOURTH CRUSADE’s spirit, that concept of negativity inherent to a whole section of hardcore culture, which slightly differs from the posi/straight edge global identity of the webzine we contribute to! Anyway, no needs to go into it, better read that interview…!

1/ Hey Adrian, thanks for sharing your time. FOURTH CRUSADE’s actually the latest band I’ve been listening to – I discovered the band yesterday on a UKHC dedicated Facebook private group. Someone posted your bandcamp profile on it and I directly noticed several details – KICKBACK, ARKANGEL and H8000 references for example… What can you tell me about these different mentions? Is FOURTH CRUSADE a dedicated band, a tribute to that 90s/early 00s metallic hardcore spirit?

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