Thursday, May 31, 2007

You're Not Old School, You're Just Old

I recently posted this awesome zine archive not too long ago. Reading some of the old issues of Heartattack (HaC) that I couldn’t get my hand upon (back in the days) really brings back some memories. I remember first reading about it in Joe Kid’s Blasting Concept column back in probably 1996 or 1997. It has been a long time. I think I still have my first issue of HaC somewhere at my parent’s house; it is the one where they interviewed His Hero Is Gone. I think I bought it from ASAS distro. ASAS Distro were the shit back then.

I don’t really remember whether HaC was one of my favorite zine but I sure lost interest in them not too long before they called it a day and I don’t think it is because they were too “emo” for my liking. I didn’t even bother to check out the new zine that some of the HaC crew is doing.

Reading all those back issues also make me to go and check out some old bands that I never got the chance to check out when they were around and were at their prime. Downcast and Luzifers Mob were two of those bands that I totally missed out back then. Coincidently enough, this blog and this blog recently posted something about Downcast and Luzifers Mob. It really make you love the Internet even more.

And those back issues don’t only make me realize that I am old and should have dropped this a long time ago, but it also make me realize about some of the changes in the hardcore scene in the last ten years. You know back in the days hardcore was pretty much an “exclusive club” and you pretty much need to embrace it before you are a part of it. Nowadays, everyone from their aunt to their dentist is hardcore thanks to Myspace and “hardcore” bands that are more content on rocking out than doing anything else.

Times are indeed changing.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Friday, May 25, 2007

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Pelican's Pre-Order...

Thumbs up to Hydrahead & Pelican for thinking of new ways to have people buy their stuffs (instead of downloading it from the internet). This pre-order deal will definitely go down well with all the Pelican’s die-hard.

Dude 1: “Dude how do you like my new Pelican’s hoodie?”

Dude 2: “Sweet man”

Dude 1: “You ain’t see nothing yet”

Dude 2: “Really?”

Dude 1: “Yeah, check this out”

Dude 1 unzipped his pants and shows his new Pelican undies to the amazement of Dude 2

Dude 2: “Holy fuck dude, you got a…”

Dude 1: “Yeah, am I cool or what? I am going to show this to all our friends, this is going to be awesome!”

Dude 2: “Fuck yeah man, ain’t nothing cooler than that”

...I just hope the new album is good.

Disclose "signs" with Suffering Jesus

We are very excited to be able to inform our fans and customers that Japan's 20 year D-Beat veterans Disclose have teamed up with Suffering Jesus for a couple of projects though the details of what these projects will be is not entirely clear at this point in time. Perhaps a couple of split albums and a compilation of previously released 7" material though nothing concrete as of yet.

-Suffering Jesus Productions

Disclose and a metal label? Weird if you ask me...

Forza Milan!

Friday, May 04, 2007

Thursday, May 03, 2007