July 22, 2018

DRUG CONTROL (CA), "Clear Sight"

DRUG CONTROL coming in hot with these 5 new songs. Been eagerly awaiting this release and with the majority of the songs clocking in barely over the 1-minute mark and one song just shy of 1-minute, this EP is no joke on delivering. Straight Edge themed Hardcore with a tasteful lyrical approach, traditional back and forth urgent guitar riffing, clever hooks/pits, and great album artwork. 

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July 9, 2018

KINGPIN (MA), Unreleased 7" Available Via Atomic Action

KINGPIN was a Massachusetts-based melodic Hardcore band with a sound often described as a mix between Verbal Assault and NYHC. During the band’s existence from 1990-1993 they released a debut 7” via Suburban Voice, and prolifically gigged throughout the Northeastern United States both as headliners and support for many other seminal Hardcore bands from this time period. A second 4-song EP was recorded, but after many delays was never released due to label complications. This slowed the band’s momentum and contributed in part to their eventual break up. Although cassette dubs of these lost final recordings were shared over the years by tape trading and internet download, they have now been newly mastered by Nick Townsend from the original analog master tape for official release twenty five years later. The songs can be streamed via Bandcamp, and the EP can be ordered through Atomic Action.

Photo by Adam Tanner

June 19, 2018

DRUG CONTROL (CA) "Clear Sight" EP Available Summer 2018

San Diego Straight Edge band DRUG CONTROL will be releasing an EP entitled "Clear Sight" this summer via New Age Records / Straight & Alert Records and will also be hitting Europe for their first time in July through August. If you haven't yet, check out the "Stabbed" EP from last year.

June 18, 2018

DOMINANT FORCE (FL), "We Don't Want The Last Laugh"

Recently came across these songs by DOMINANT FORCE from Florida which starts off with a Cro-Mags vibe and heads into some Dynamo and even Burn or Life's Blood flavor by the end of the demo. Memorable and catchy vocals patterns with a New York Hardcore music influence. Hope to see and hear more from them in the future, off to a great start!