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.
New Blog I’ve Started
Rage! side project
…could do with somewhere to sleep on the night of the 27th in London, if anyone can help get in touch!
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Anonymous asked: 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
TUMBLR IS LAME
for how people generically use it.
Stop wasting time re-blogging / looking at sex related things constantly and do something worthwhile.
Releases Of The Year
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.