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Battery Washington DC

By ED

Battery

 

 

Had such a great time talking with Brian over the last few weeks, Battery are one of my all time favourites and one of my closest friends also feels the same way about them.

Needless to say seeing them In just over a week will be killer.

Thanks To Adam at Rev for Help as always.

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A week of new releases (AGGRESSION PACT, NEIGHBOURHOOD, THE BEAUTIFUL ONES, LIFE OF REILLY, PURE DISGUST, STRAIGHT LACE, SPIRITS, THE FLEX)

by xjtx

THANK YOU ALL-MIGHTY 2015

AGGRESSION PACT 7″
PAINKILLER RECORDS

PAINKILLER RECORDS has always been a record label I keep an eye on since the early days and this fact won’t change since I’ve been listening to one of their latest releases dozens and dozens of times on their bandcamp profile. AGGRESSION PACT first 7″‘s out on bandcamp since less than two weeks and this record’s already something I consider to be a hella 2015 release (like a lot of materials I’ll be reviewing today actually!)
AGGRESSION PACT are from Boston, MA and the first thing I can tell about this band is that they maintain Boston’s success in American Hardcore History – like mentionned on PAINKILLER bandcamp profile, a band “in the firing off rounds in the tuneful traditions of BGK, N.O.T.A., A.O.D. and other bands with acronyms for names.” Not forgetting an important detail: AGGRESSION PACT includes in his line-up members of several top American Hardcore bands from the 00s and the 10s (in my humble opinion): WASTE MANAGEMENT, GREEN BERET and MERCY KILLINGS.
AGGRESSION PACT’s sound is so closed to that Boston Hardcore tradition you won’t be surprised to meet both leather & spikes punx and more hockey jocks hardcore kids in their audience! Their tunes are like a call to action. Fast, short and very efficient songs, what would you expect from a good hardcore band?

NEIGHBOURHOOD “Forced To Fight” 7″

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PROTESTER

By xjtx

 

Right now, I’m pretty pissed off.

Well that’s life, you know it. Since 2014, May the 2nd my life has radically changed since I suffer from several medical issues. Whatever what life will offer in a near future, I really get the sense of that “seize the day” motto every dumbass 2.0 postcards tries to smash your life with. Every morning I wake up held by some sort of spiritual healing brought by a few things: my personnal motivation which seems to be unbeatable (Hare Krishna, Hare Rama…) & the tons of records I can afford now I’m currently living on welfare lines (please Roger M., don’t cut my public assistance!) since I’m pretty much “disabled”, with a right hand that does not want to work and a right leg which is pretty lame. But fuck that: I’m not writing this to get any support, I just want you to know that listening to DC band PROTESTER’s latest 7″ (Trash King Productions) is a hella medecine!

 

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Since my teenage days, DC inspiration has always been really important to me, mostly due to MINOR THREAT & the BAD BRAINS. Nowadays, the DC scene is probably the most interesting thing that current american hardcore scene has to offer. You got bands like COKE BUST shredding everything and all the bands revolving around Nick, Chris, James and Jubert (RED DEATH, PUBLIC SUICIDE, PURE DISGUST, MISLED YOUTH, ZOOM, SEM HASTRO…) and, of course, PROTESTER is one of them.
After dozens times this 7″ had been spinning in my room, I can assure you this record will end in first place of my top 2014 7″. A few days ago I finally bought it from my bro Alexis’s distro, you can’t figure my pleasure when I found this sleeve designed by Connor from RED DEATH (source: All-Mighty Internet).

(“[…] the X on my hands, forever remain
[…] with pride I mark my hands…”)

 

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This record is a powerful and raging piece of anger and frustration – the perfect stuff to listen to when you’re in my current mood. It perfectly stick with the sound of their awesome scene. Not only it has that DC impact, but I feel like a late 80s NYHC vibe like LIFE’S BLOOD, RAW DEAL. A complete must have for 2014 records collection. Otherwise, fuck you!

With love from France

 

http://protester.bandcamp.com/

For more DC killer bands:

http://publicxsuicide.bandcamp.com/

http://puredisgustdc.bandcamp.com/

http://reddeath.bandcamp.com/

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

https://semhastro.bandcamp.com/releases

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CLUMSY: Issue #3

By Anthony

Order here: http://www.clumsyzine.bigcartel.com/product/issue-3

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