Posts Tagged ‘sound and fury’
Thursday, July 29th, 2010
EARTH CRISIS Comment On A.L.F. “Lone Wolf” Situation
EARTH CRISIS’ chugging riffs and barked declarations served as the mouthpiece of America’s militant vegan, straight-edge movement throughout the ’90s, detailing the ideas of animal and human liberation, drug-free living and personal empowerment through hardcore music. The group has continued along this path of breaking new ground, constantly working and reaching more people spreading their message to the masses.
The guy who EARTH CRISIS wrote the song “To Ashes” about was just arrested and charged with burning down a fois gras plant and a sheepskin factory. Here where you can read about it. http://www.voiceofthevoiceless.org/
Scott Crouse further comments on the situation: “Recently Walter, the man whose actions inspired our song ‘To Ashes,’ has been arrested on alleged arson charges. Our motivation behind writing the song ‘To Ashes’ was to show the passion and frustration of a man who reached his boiling point. The extremes that Walter went to save his brother’s life we find inspiring, mainly because they were acts of property destruction against his adversaries, not acts of violence. We wanted to simply document what many in the straight edge community already deemed as a heroic and selfless action. Regarding Walters current arrest, we don’t have much to say since right now they are merely accusations until he is proven guilty.
“We were also beyond disappointed that we didn’t get a chance to play last Sunday at The Sound and Fury Festival. It was a weekend of cancelled flights, wondering if all the members would even make it out here and three trips to LAX. Hey, at least we can all say we saw a motorcycle in the pit right?
“So far we have about four new songs written and are hoping to start working on vocals this fall. The plan is to have 10 new songs and re-record a few older songs that are live set staples. We are hoping to start recording in January 2011 with an as of yet undetermined producer.”
Monday, July 26th, 2010
SOUND AND FURY GETS SHUT DOWN…. AGAIN.
This year’s Sound and Fury Festival in Santa Barbara, California ended in a bit of chaos yesterday as day three of the festival was shut down following a small riot.
When a motorcycle rolled into BACKTRACK’s pit, all hell broke loose, for some fucking reason. Security went too far, trash cans were thrown, mace was sprayed, kids were tazered, and it was worse than it should have been. This is the second year in a row that security has fucked up Sound and Fury.
But nothing says hardcore like a motorcycle in the pit…..
Officers ultimately shut the show down, preventing a handful of bands from taking the stage. Among those that did not get to perform were EARTH CRISIS, BANE, BRACEWAR, FOUNDATION, and DEFEATER.
Several hundred S&F attendees did eventually make their way to an impromptu house show in Oxnard, where FOUNDATION, BRACEWAR, BANE and others played. Unfortunately, that show was shut down by the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department after neighbors reported noise and loitering. The host was later arrested for violating a noise ordinance.
When asked if Sound and Fury was going to return again in full force next year, heads of S&F said, “We have a meeting with the Earl Warren Showgrounds today, and if I can’t convince them to have us there again, we’ll find someplace else.”
Better luck next year guys.
Friday, July 23rd, 2010
SOUND AND FURY 2010 IS HERE!
So, the epic festival known as Sound and Fury, is finally here. Sure, it’s full of scummy metal and hardcore kids taking over Santa Barbara, CA and creating chaos, but there is absolutely nothing wrong with that! This is one of best festivals of the year, so go buy your tickets, head out to SB, and party.
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At Our Heels
Fire and Ice
Mother of Mercy
Product of Waste
This Is Hell
All Is Fleeting
Alpha & Omega
Down To Nothing
Piece By Piece
Sick of It All
Dead End Path
Make Do and Mend
Set List for TODAY:
Tuesday, June 1st, 2010
If you need a new track to revive your faith in the melding of hardcore and metal check out the newest from California’s ALPHA & OMEGA (6131 Records). They have just released “Fueled By Sin” from their upcoming LP Life Swallower. Let me tell you, it’s pretty fucking rad and has been on repeat all morning. Not only have they released a new song, but they’ve revamped their Myspace and are taking pre- orders for Life Swallower on the 6131 Records website. ALPHA & OMEGA is set to tour with Sick Of It All, Trash Talk, and 50 Lions. Get into it.
Dates with Sick Of It All, Trash Talk, and 50 Lions.
7/20/10 Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
7/22/10 San Francisco, CA @ Slims
7/23/10 West Hollywood, CA @ Key Club
7/24/10 Santa Barbara, CA @ Sound And Fury (without Trash Talk)
7/25/10 San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe
7/27/10 Victorville, CA @ Karms
Tuesday, May 11th, 2010
- Black Flag- “Damaged”- Between being Black Flag’s first full length and the addition of Henry Rollins, this is definitely one of the greatest hardcore/ punk albums of all time. Rollins brought the band to a completely different place and was the big push to finally get shit done. Since then ‘Rise Above’ and ‘Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie’ have gotten popular and been covered by numerous artists, but ‘TV Party’ is still my favorite song by these pioneers. “We’re gonna have a TV party tonight, we’re gonna have a TV party alright!”
- Donnybrook!- “Lions in this Game”- This band has been one of my favorites for quite some time now. ‘Down For The Core’ is thee hardcore anthem of my generation. Between an awesome album and even better live shows, Donnybrook! is definitely worth getting in to. They’re one of those bands that you can see their heart is beating for the heavy, which is always awesome to see. “Peel back the flesh and expose my veins. My blood runs thick and that won’t ever change. Love for my family’s strong and here to stay. Down for the core ‘til in my grave I lay.”
- Icepick- “Violent Epiphany”- Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed) and Danny Diablo (Skarhead, Crown of Thornz) have nailed it, you will never see Icepick live considering they’re just a studio project, but it doesn’t matter… they’re as hard as they come. Not to mention ICE T makes an appearance on ’Real Recognizes Real’. LEGIT. Icepick is the epitome of mean, obscene, angry, tough guy hardcore. There will be a new album in 2011 and I cannot wait. “Icepick mother fucker. It’s going down faggots. Run and grab your mother fucking momma’s skirt. This is real. This is Ice T, Body Count bitch. This is as real as your life is gonna get.”
- Reign Supreme- “American Violence EP”- When I saw these guys at Sound and Fury in 2008, I was instantly hooked. I still rock their obnoxiously bright purple and teal shirt that I bought there. They’re definitely more on the punk side then the rest of my favorites, but this band is diverse and talented; their first full-length album, “Testing The Limits Of Infinite” really shows that. However, “American Violence” is where it’s at in terms of the heart of Reign Supreme. “ISCARIOOOOOT”
- E-Town Concrete- “Made for War”- So I rarely like hardcore/ rap fusions because most come out looking like a bunch of tools, but these New Jersey boys are a really great exception. E-Town has the perfect balance of hardcore riffs, nod-your-head hip hop, and lyrics that reflect shit that matters. True to hardcore form, “If you’re not with us you’re against us”.
- Remembering Never- “God Save Us”- First off let me say, Mean Pete Kowalsky can do no wrong for me… xBishopx, Until The End, AND Remembering Never, he fucking rules. Remembering Never is a very political band, but whether or not you share their views, their music is definitely something to get hooked on. Their song ‘Slaughterhouse Blues’ is what turned me to veganism for 3 years because their lyrics made me believe that what they were saying was true and right, the passion is definitely there. “All the work and prayers burn, a waste of sweat and breath. God turns his deaf ear to me, like I’m the one that doesn’t exist.”
- Deez Nuts- “Stay True” – Well, they’re a bunch of raunchy, honest, Australians; hard to get much better than that. It’s such a bummer… every single time I’ve tried to see them they can’t get their fucking work visas for the US, that’s some bullshit. Anyway, these guys talk about the rockstar lifestyle and staying true to yourself. Inexplicably easy, unapologetically obscene, and undeniably hard, this shit is awesome. “You’re nobody. We don’t need you. You were never shit. Your fucking mother should’ve swallowed you.”
- Death Before Dishonor- “Count Me In”- Boston hardcore at its finest. This album is heavier and harder than their other ones, and there are definitely enough powerful gang vocals to go around. DBD is a really good mix of hardcore and punk, they never fail to put me in a ‘fuck you ’mood. “I came to fight. I came to win. Count me in.”
- Terror- “One with the Underdogs”- Terror has become synonymous with hardcore, these guys stay true to their roots and have a lot of fun doing it. The lyrics are straightforward, the music is powerful, and their live shows are insane. They never back down to their ideals or change their style too much. This is straight up, hardcore. “Fuck everything and everybody, hypocrites and all the fakes, leeches and the followers, best to stay out of my way. Out of my face, out of my way.”
- Cockpunch!- “Attack”- So, Cockpunch! may not be the most popular or technical band, but I love them. Straight edge, hilarious, and surprisingly good riffs, these guys are winners in my book. “You! I don’t know you, but I fucking hate you. You just come here to get fucked, I hope you get a disease.”
Honorable Mentions! Cro-Mags, Minor Threat, Suicidal Tendencies, Hatebreed, Throwdown, Earth Crisis, Youth Brigade, Bad Brains, Trapped Under Ice, H2O, Gorilla Biscuits, Bad Religion, 7 Seconds, Sick Of It All, Agnostic Front, Blood For Blood, For The Fallen Dreams, Emmure, Stick to your Guns, The Acacia Strain, Madball, Alpha & Omega, Misery Signals, Touche Amore, and Vanna