Shite bands who call themselves a hardcore band but are actually a metal band should get in the bin. I like metal bands but why try be something you’re not. Also if you use this to make our scene look like a joke please get in the bin.
We’ve decided we’re going to have a competition. We’ll be giving away 1 free ticket to UYC Fest to 1 lucky person who has made a purchase of the Unchained Youth Shirts. This applies to people who have already purchased one, and for anyone else who may over…
Paranoid can no longer do the Wrong Decision split, so we’re currently figuring out who the other band will be.
And we have news of another release, again limited to a small amount of tapes. We’ll be putting out the next No Excuse release that will be like 6/7 songs, and hopefully ready in a few months. New songs are sound pretty groovy and angsty. Good new XXX band from Southampton. Check it out.
once again ukhc proves itself to be lameeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee as heck
…To be fair, I think the majority of the people moaning about all this shit dont know anything about the real UK hardcore scene. It’s just the ones who follow nothing bar bands like BWP and have no real idea of…
Should have XXL on next merch design, they're proper good designs but I'm too fat a bastard for XL :(
will do! yeh i should of got a few XL / XXL, didn’t really do my market research haha. there will definitly be some with what we do next, just check back every month as i’m not sure when exactly more / new designs will be in!
After watching some videos just now i’ve noticed Have Heart’s last UK show was 3 and a half years ago now. That feels odd. At the time i just started going to what i would call real hardcore shows, so at the time i didn’t really know anyone. I got a lift to and from London from my parents, went to the show and literally knew not a single person in the room. Between Shipwreck and others playing i literally just stood on the balcany watching waiting for Have Heart, standing like a loner, i didn’t talk to anyone the whole night (apart from the band asking how much merch was which i couldn’t afford, and when i jumped on stage at the end to grab a set-list haha). To think how active and involved i am now is kind of cool looking back at how it all started. Hardcore is the best
Knuckledust - Bluffs, Lies, Alibis & No Turning Back - No Regrets / For the fact NTB have been a band 15 years, and Knuckledust a band about 25 years and both are still making a music as good as they will ever make. They’ve defined the term ‘surviving the times’. Hardcore to the core.
Mindset - Leave No Doubt / Really catchy & fast hardcore, with some really intelligent & thoughtful lyrics. The fact it is a full album pulling it off adds to why this is in my top choices.
Your Move - Demo 2012 / To me this was a perfect demo for the style of hardcore the band plays. Check out the first demo too, I also think that is a solid demo.
Natural Order - Natural Order / For not only the H8000 and general metalcore influences I love so much, but also for the ridiculous live show atmospheres.
Violent Ends - Invisos / Combining elements of hardcore, grind, punk, d-beat, sludge and a lot more this band isn’t the normal sort of heavy band I enjoy, as I don’t usually like the mix of genres into one band. However these guys pull off with intelligent harsh sounding lyrics and a great message behind the music.
Feral Youth - Demo 2012 / Some bias in the mix, picking this because musically & lyrically I loved it hence i wanted to put it out. However it is also in here as it was a fun time putting together this first release.
Menace - Agony / I like this bands style a lot, they have some really really heavy parts mixed with some interesting not heavy at all parts, i also think the vocals have some super cool patterns & sounds.
True Valiance - Expect Resistance / Anyone who knows me knows my opinions on this band. One of the most underrated UK bands. Playing metal-core exactly the way it should be, with some of the meaningful lyrics around with some very important messages.
Burnt Earth - Demo 2012 / A great breath of fresh air, one of the best things to come out of the UK this year. This along with the previous releases are some of the few good things that have really excited me from the UK this year.
Wayfarer - Algiz / Eihwaz / When they first played of the songs off of this at Outbreak Fest 2 i thought fucking hell the walls gonna collapse, then I purchased the box-set and when I played it my ceiling did in fact collapse, we’re still recovering from it. The music this band make can only be described as both beautiful and punishing, this tape was so good.
Other Top Releases - Abolition / Language of Violence, Peace - Peace, The Flex - Demo, Disgrace - Songs of Suffering, Power Trip - Power Trip, Tirade - Demo 2012, Rough Justice - Minds Eye, Nibiru - The Reinvention of Man, Treacherouskin - Alter of The Beast, Ill Intent - No Masters
There’s also loads of music I knew I would love, but haven’t got round to listening to much of what I downloaded, sorry to those bands! Like the Hounds of Hate - 2012 tape is probably amazing like No Redemption, but I just haven’t got round to hearing it.
getting a super limited run of 5 shirts or long-sleeves printed in the future, of which 2 will be on sale to the general public. purchasing it will be first come first serve via messaging the page / email@example.com. will never be re-made, keep an eye out! rip of one of the greatest band ever.
Hoody’s are being ordered over the coming days / before the end of the week. So they will be sent out as soon as i got them sorry for the delay but we had problems getting in the way.
We have new news on a release also, in the new year we will be putting out a split tape featuring the new UYC bands we are working on: 4 songs from Regress, and 4/5 songs from Right Mentality. We are all looking forward to getting these bands going, finishing recording and making sets ready for the new year when we will start playing shows.
On another note, Rage! has now been in operation for a year now. During this time Rage! has: done 5 zine (one of which raised some money for the hhf) with more to come, put out 4 tapes with 3 more planned, wrote for some other zines, distro’d for numerous zines / books, been interviewed, set up 3 shows with 4 more scheduled, done online interviews with members of the uk scene, put out some shirts with hoodys planned soon, put up bands for the night and probably a lot more. We’re now apart of the Unchained Youth Collective in Southampton too, putting on all these shows, building the scene, we now have bands coming too which is what that release is for above. Doing this for a year has been costly financially, time-wise and took attention from my education, but i wouldn’t have it any other way. Hardcore has helped me learn so much, and the more i do for it the more i continue to grow through. It saddens me when people be lazy about hardcore and don’t delve themselves in it completely there is nothing better in the world than this thing. You’re only letting yourself down, let hardcore rake over and reach it’s potential inside of you. Rage! has learnt a lot this year, we’ve made a few mistakes along the way, but then again we’ve done some really cool things. I really hope some of the work put in has made people think, and just enjoy anything they’ve purchased from us. It’s been great deal of fun and it’s not going to stop. Financially as we go through university we have less money and with the more shows we’re putting on, so we may be less active in terms of reaching all levels of what we do, but we’ll get there. From now on things may be done slowly due to money and life situations, and we may seem like we’re lagging behind with how we started, but we will still be here, working steadily putting more focus into fewer projects, meaning they can be of greater quality.
Thanks go out to my girlfriend for putting up with this and helping out with money always, oli for the support and being there forever, owen for the zaney ideas, writing and constant support. Also thanks to everyone else who has purchased something at any point in time, i hope you enjoy / enjoyed what we do / did.
Just don’t do much on here anymore. Brief update to say what’s happening:
- zine is going super slowly due to life, but we plan on working on a different sort of zine to get something out sooner than the usual would be.
- had trouble with emails being received with our printer hence rough justice hoody’s have took so long, should be being sorted now. and should get the last song in some time soon too to get the tapes done.
- doing so many uyc shows atm, nasty is next week, fest in the summer, new one just announce in the post above
- wrong decision / paranoid split coming some time soon
- there are still a lot of shirts going cheap if you considered buying one it would help us out a lot financially
If you have missed we are doing an all day fest on July 6th in Southampton. Venue & prices TBC. Bands announced so far are: Survival, Desolated, Forsaken, Bleak Reality, Regress & No Excuse. Most of the bands who play this have never played Southampton so DO IT.
Yo, we’re thinking of starting up doing booking shows for bands, both single shows and tours, whether for UK / Euro bands or shows / tours. We’ll only work with people we think are nice / fun to work with or if we have similar ideas / views and so on if you get me. Oh and of course we’d have to enjoy and like what the band does musically. If any bands may be interested in joining us or us helping you with a tour or anything get in touch! Thanks