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Drop It Out : Michael – Mental Refuse

By Tieuma


After PRIMITIVE LIFE, our next new German band to be interviewed is MENTAL REFUSE. I’ve been talking with Michael, their singer, a bunch before, but here’s our interview, we did through e-mail, when he just came back from the US of A to witness This Is Hardcore Fest. 

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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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By: Ed



DOGCHAINS is a young 5 piece Straight Edge band hailing from Schweinfurt, Germany. They stared to played in 2012 and released a 5 tracks demo the same year.  Even though they are not around since a long time they already shared the stage with hardcore heavyweights such as Mindset, Cold World, The Mongoloids, Expire, Rotting Out and will even open for a Judge / Cro Mags show in May !


If you are not familiar with their sound yet, DOGCHAINS sound like Boston 2K bands (Mental / Righteous Jams) messing with Virginia HC ( Iron Boots ) and NYC’s finest of the late 80′s, with a slight JUSTICE touch.
What they care about ? Hanging out, good food and sports. Bust !

Line up
O-Dog : Vocals
Seb it off : Bass
Mike Air : Guitar
Posi Chris : Guitar
MuscleBeach : Drums


PREORDER Dogchains  7″ HERE

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