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h8 inc interview (Jul 18, 2008)

BIG THANKS TO H8 INC FOR THE INTERVIEW

 

 

FB: Whats your name and what do you play in the band, where are you guys from?

 

 

John: JOHN CONNER, MASTERMIND/VOCAL, 6MILE IN DETROIT.

 

 

FB: How long have you boys been at it?

 

 

John: 1995/1996

 

 

FB: How did the band start up?

 

 

John: I APPROACHED COLD AS LIFE TO DO A SIDE PROJECT. AND BLAM!WE STARTED..

 

 

 

FB: For those that havent heard you yet whats the message your trying to get across?

 

 

John: THAT HARDCORE IS NOT METAL.

 

 

 

FB: What got you guys into hardcore to start with?

 

 

John: MYSELF, AND IM SURE I SPEAK FOR THE REST OF THE BAND:BAD BRAINS, BLACK FLAG, NEGATIVE APPROACH, THE MISFITS, CIRCLE JERKS, THE STOOGES, THE ANIMALS.

 

 

 

FB: Do you have any tour plans or upcoming releases at this moment?

 

 

John: WE GO IN THE STUDIO AT THE END OF JULY TO RECORD A NEW ALBUM. AND WERE LOOKING INTO A EAST COAST MINI TOUR FOR SEPTEMBER.

 

 

FB: How is the scene out in detroit? I know it changed a lot for the worse at least in my eyes anyway.

 

 

John: ITS GOOD AS FAR AS BANDS, THERE ARE ALOT OF GOOD ONES. BUT THE SCENE HAS SLOWED DOWN, THE KIDS DONT COME TO SHOWS LIKE THEY USED TO.. NOT JUST HERE BUT ALL OVER THE COUNTRY. FOR ANY BAND. ANYWHERE.

 

 

FB: What if anything do you think needs to change or what would you like to see return to how it was when you first got into this shit?

 

 

John: UNITY. THE KIDS NEED TO COME TO THE SHOWS, HAVE A GOOD TIME, AND SUPPORT THE BANDS. THATS HOW IT WAS. NOT SO MUCH ANYMORE. NOT JUST HERE IN DETROIT, BUT EVERYWHERE.

 

 

 

FB: Whats your favriote show that you have played so far?

 

 

John: WARCLAW, POLAND. IT WAS A PACKED HOUSE, AND THE KIDS ACTED LIKE WE WERE THE ONLY HARDCORE BAND ON EARTH.

 

 

FB: What are some bands that we may have not heard of that we should check out?

 

 

John: HERESY (FROM DETROIT)BALE, BLOODY KNUCKLE COMBAT, THE FAMILY, THE RATFINKS, PUB LIFE, WRITTEN WITH BLOOD.

 

 

FB: Do you guys play out of state at all right now, and if you do whats the best way to get in touch with you guys or best way to get you to play a show somewhere?

 

 

John: YEAH WE PLAY OUT FROM TIME TO TIME WHEN WE CAN.WRITE US HERE AT MYSPACE.AND ENOUGH LOOT TO GET US TO THE GIG AND BACK, AND SOME FOOD.

 

 

FB: Where are some places that you suggest staying away from playing for out of town bands that want to play detroit?

 

 

John: COME CHECK IT OUT IT RULES.

 

 

FB: Is there anything that i forgot to ask or you just want to get off your chest?

 

 

John: I DONT KNOW IS THERE ANYTHING YOU FORGOT????YEAH, I DONT WANT TO WAIT TILL 2009 TO SEE THE NEW EPISODES OF “RESCUE ME”. IM PISSED ABOUT THAT.THANKS FOR THE INTERVIEW MAN!!WWW. H8INC. COMWWW. MYSPACE. COM/H8INCWWW. TRIG. COM/H8INC

transitions interview (Jul 13, 2008)

interview with transtitions

 

 

FB-Whats your name and what do you play in the band, where are you guys from?

 

Dave-This is dave, I play guitar, and I’m from watervliet (next to albany), new york

 

FB-How long have you boys been at it?

 

Dave-We got together late april/early may of 2007 and played our first show on august 27th in potsdam, ny which is about a 4 hour drive from albany. The 1st show was amazing. We had many amazing shows and met so many new friends. We replaced ben on drums with our good friend dut (who plays drums in springfield, MA shreddd band, shoot to kill) and he’s been with us since about april.

 

We also recently got a new bass player named sweet zack. He’s been a good friend of ours. He has helped us out since the beginning, and his first show with us was july 1st Sean the original bass player just moved over to playing 2nd guitar for when we play live.

 

 

FB-For those that havent heard you yet whats the message your trying to get across?

 

Dave-Positivity. Self motivation. No bullshit. No drama. Just fun times.

 

 

FB-What got you guys into this thing of ours to start with?

 

Dave-Well pretty much what got me into punk/hardcore was skateboarding and bmx. Just hearing songs from videos and checking the bands out. Then I met some friends that I skated or rode with who played in bands and that’s how I got into local punk/hardcore shows. But as far as bands that got me into it I’d have to say “strife - one truth” was the cd that did it for me. My cousin said it was too heavy for him so he gave it to me.

 

 

FB-Do you have any tour plans or upcoming releases at this moment?

 

Dave-No touring soon, mainly weekends. We all work full time jobs for now, were still working on getting a van. Our singer chris will be going to new york city to go to college in the fall, so we will be playing down there on the weekends. Our drummer is from massachusetts, so we will be playing there as often as we can too.

 

We just released a split 7inch, 300 copies hand numbered and hand stamped with local friends After The Fall and we had 1/3rd of the help from alex at raise your fist records. We finished recording vocals for our upcomming EP and plan on doing a 25-30 cassette tape run before we do cds or vinyl. We will be doing that by ourselves too.

 

 

FB-How is the scene out in new york? Ive heard its changed a lot from what it used to be.

 

 

Dave-Right now in albany… I’m dissappointed with the way the shows are going. The shows are there, the bands are there, the kids aren’t.

 

Just a few weeks ago, our friends in recon came through home on tour and the show was sold out, with more than 100 kids standing outside trying to get in.

 

There’s a show in the albany area every few days at least. Where are the 450-500 kids that came to that one show? I guess I don’t get it. We’ve played buffalo. Amazing scene. Kids went nuts, so many of them. We played poughkeepsie, same thing. I recently went to a show in syracuse, insane to say the least. So many kids came out. Albany needs to be the same way.

 

 

FB-What if anything do you think needs to change or what would you like to see return to how it was when you first got into this shit?

 

Dave-Just more people comming to shows.

 

You meet new people, make new friends.

 

See awesome bands, and hear some new ones.

 

Maybe even start your own new band.

 

This needs to happen.

 

 

FB-What are some bands that we may have nto heard of that we should check out?

 

Dave-Heavy Hearted. Very good guys, they always give us shout outs, so here’s to them.

 

Www. myspace. com/heavyheartedny

 

 

After The Fall. We have a split 7inch with them and they are amazingWww. myspace. com/afterthefall518

 

 

Heal These Wounds. Shredding blazing metal. Very good friends of ours. Currently doing a full us tour. Comming home. Then doing another full us tour. Just signed to hotfoot records. Lookout!Www. myspace. com/healthesewounds518

 

FB-Do you guys play out of state at all right now, and if you do whats the best way to get in touch with you guys or best way to get you to play a show somewhere?

 

Dave-Pretty much just new york and massachusetts for right now until we get a van. And our myspace is the best way to get at us for shows. Www. myspace. com/transitions518

 

FB-Is there anything that i forgot to ask or you just want to get off your chest?

 

Dave-Go to more shows.

 

Do a zine.

 

Start a band.

 

Have fun.

 

Repeat.

WRITTEN WITH BLOOD interview (Jun 30, 2008)

FB: Whats your name and what do you play in the band, where are you guys from?

 

WWB: THE LINE UP IS CZ ON THE VOX, MARK ON GUITAR..DARVO ON DRUMS..MARCO ON GUITAR..AND MORGAN IS FILLING IN ON THE BASS..WE PRACTICE IN WARREN..BUT WE’RE ALL FROM THE DETROIT METRO AREA..

 

 

FB:  know you have a record coming out the artwork looks awesome, do you have a possible release date for it yet?…

 

 

WWB: WELL, WE HAVE A SURPRISE ARTIST DOING ALL THE ARTWORK..SO IT IS TAKING A LITTLE LONGER THEN WE THOUGHT IT WOULD..SINCE THE RECORDING HAS BEEN DONE FOR A FEW MONTHS NOW, BUT IT’S WORTH THE WAIT…LOOKS LIKE MID JULY…

 

 

FB: What got you guys into this thing of ours to start with?

 

WWB: JUST LOVE THE MUSIC AND LOVE THE SCENE..ME AND CZ STARTED THIS A FEW YEARS BACK..STARTED A LITTLE SLOW BUT HERE WE ARE AND I WOULDNT CHANGE A BEAT…

 

FB: I already know what you think about this, but what do you think of the Detroit scene?

 

WWB:  WELL I LOVE THE SCENE AND ALL THE LOCAL DHC BANDS..THEY’RE AWESOME TO PLAY OUT WITH, BUT THE VENUES ARE THE PROBLEM IN MY OPINION…THERES A MILLION BANDS AND A MILLION PLACES TO PLAY..SO ITS HARD ON EVERYONE..ITS HARD TO BOOK A SHOW AND HAVE A GOOD CROWD SHOW UP WHEN THERE’S SO MANY OTHER SHOWS THAT SAME NIGHT.. I UNDERSTAND ITS HARD ON THE VENUES AS WELL BUT MYSELF AND THE REST OF THE GUYS REFUSE TO PAY TO PLAY…SO THE WAY WE LOOK AT IT…. ITS THEIR LOSS.. WE’RE NOT OUT TO SELL 100 TICKETS.

 

 

FB: For those that haven’t heard you yet whats the message your trying to get across?

 

WWB: THE ONLY MESSAGE WERE TRYING TO GET ACROSS IS THAT YOU NEED TO GET OFF YOUR ASS, GO TO A SHOW, THROW DOWN, AND HAVE A GOOD TIME..AND SUPPORT THE HARDCORE BANDS THAT ARE OUT THERE..

 

 

FB: What if anything do you think needs to change or what would you like to see return to how it was when you first got into this shit?

 

WWB: WELL, WITH DIFFRENT TIMES THERE ARE DIFFRENT CHANGES..I MEAN WHEN I FIRST STARTED OUT IT WAS ALOT OF PEOPLE JUST STANDING THERE WITH THIER ARMS CROSSED AND MAYBE SOME HEADBANGING..BUT I WAS ALSO IN A THRASH METAL BAND…NOW.. ITS GREAT TO SEE KIDS COMING OUT ALL BLOODY AND BRUISED LIKE IT WAS BACK IN THE DAY.. I GUESS EACH OF US HAVE EXPERIENCED DIFFRENT SCENES..

 

 

FB: What are some bands that we may have not heard of that we should check out?

 

WWB: MAN, THERE ARE SO MANY GOOD BANDS RIGHT NOW..I WOULD SAY CHECK OUT KING OF MONSTERS, THE FAMILY, WE JUST PLAYED WITH THEM AND THEY WERE AMAZING…ALSO CHECK OUTUNTIL THE END, UNITE AND CONQUER..JUST TO NAME A FEW

 

FB: Is there anything that i forgot to ask or you just want to get off your chest? If there is here’s your chance…….

 

 

WWB: WELL AS I SAID BEFORE THERES ALOT OF GOOD LOCAL BANDS OUT THERE. GO CHECK THEM OUT..I KNOW FOR THE WORKING CLASS ITS TOUGH TO GO OUT ON WEEK NIGHTS.. BUT IF YOU DON’T, THERE’S NOT GOING TO BE ANYWHERE LEFT FOR THESE BANDS TO PLAY AT ..TIP YOUR BARTENDER AND GET OUT ON THE DANCE FLOOR… 

bitter end interview (Jan 15, 2008)

Josh: Whats your name and what do you play in the band?

 

Daniel: My name is Daniel, and I supply the vocals in bitter end.

 

How long have you guys been around?

 

Bitter End played our first show Merauder in March of 2005. I guess that means we have been around for almost 3 years. Now that I think about it, we’ve been able to do a lot fairly quick.

 

 

Josh: Climate of fear is a kickass record, its diffrent and more social than a lot of cds out right now. Are you guys coming out with a new cd or touring soon?

 

Daniel: Climate of Fear came out in September so we probably won’t be releasing anything for the next 6 months to a year. We just got back from doing a month of touring on the east and west coasts. I think we will be heading back to the west coast in march. We are working on going to Europe and doing a full U.S. tour in the summer time.

 

 

Josh: What got you into harecore to start with?

 

Daniel: I got into hardcore through punk rock. I used to listen to a lot of the punk bands on Epitaph and Fat Wreck Chords when I was younger. Eventually I just found out about some hardcore bands and the rest is history.

 

 

Josh: What is the main message of your band for those who dont know?

 

Daniel: I don’t think Bitter End has a specific agenda or message. We are five dudes that write aggressive music, and I write lyrics about the world and my experiences within it. As cheesy as it sounds, we all believe in thinking for yourself, and encourage others to do so.

 

 

Josh: What do you think the kids are missing out on now days and how have you seen things change from when you first got into this family of ours?

 

Daniel: I went to my first hardcore show in 1999, so I’ve been into punk/hardcore for almost 10 years now. That is not that long, but I have seen things change a lot in those 10 years. The internet has made everything more easily accessible. Anyone can get online and download every record they ever wanted to hear at the click of a mouse, and pretend they know everything about every band. I feel like the thrill of searching every record store to hear that band you read about in a zine and actually owning a physical copy an album is dying with the new generation. That is unfortunate.

 

 

Josh: Who are some of your influences, so maybe some people reading this that haven’t heard you know what to expect?

 

Daniel: We listen to all kinds of music, but bands like Sick of It all, Agnostic Front, Cro Mags, Breakdown, Biohazard, Leeway, Life of Agony, Merauder, Outburst, etc… influence the music we write in Bitter End.

 

Josh: Josh: What advice would you give for any new band just starting up?

 

Daniel: Don’t tour until you actually have people that are into your band. On tour we see so many bands who have recorded one CDR demo and think they are ready to tour the U.S. Take some time, establish a local following, and then slowly branch out and play shows a couple hours away before you try and travel across the U.S.

 

 

Josh: are you going to try to do any shows overseas, or out of the country?

 

Daniel: We are going to be heading to Europe this summer. There are some plans in the works right now.

 

 

Josh: Just in case there is anything i forgot to ask, heres your chance to give out any other information or say whatever the hell you want. Thanks for your time bro.

 

Daniel: listen to Trapped Under Ice.  

mindset interview (Jan 14, 2008)

 Where are you guys from, and what are your names?

 

We’re all from Maryland originally, and even though we’ve begun to drift away from home as we’ve gotten older we’re still based out of a small town in Northern Maryland, just under the Mason-Dixon line. We all grew up going to punk shows in Central and Southern Pennsylvania. Mike plays guitar and lives in Pennsylvania now, he enjoys American History and Italian Food. Ev does vocals and lives in Washington DC, where he spends his time wishing he wasn’t in Washington DC and writing about himself in the third person. Phil plays drums and lives in the town we all went to high school in. Phil is still in high school and is a damn classy kid. Chad plays bass and enjoys vegan cuisine, amateur sailing, classic literature, eastern philosophy, marine biology, nut cultivation and general tinkering. We all enjoy hot tubs and fruit juice.

 

I know you used to go by the name anti wastoids, why the name change?

 

This is true, at one time we were known as the “Anti-Wasteoids.” We changed our name because everyone spelled the old name wrong and we hate bad spelling. We also hate when people use prepositions at the end of their sentences and misuse the term “ironic.”

 

What made you guys want to start playing this shit?

 

I don’t think I understand the question.

 

how have things changed out where you guys are at since you started, and are there things that still need to change?

 

I’d like to think that a little bit of our ideaology and general positive attitude have rubbed off on some kids out here. Maybe we’ve help bring some people together, helped some kids realize their potential or make better decisions, gave people the courage to believe in themselves. I know of one kid who used one of our lyrics in an argument with his mom who was giving him shit about being a punk rocker. If that’s all we’ve accomplished; helping a kid explain himself to a confused and angry parent; then I say we’ve had a positive impact. If all we’ve done is piss people off, then atleast we’re making them think.

 
I’d like to see more unity out here. Our scenes (Baltimore and Central PA) are pretty big, which can be both positive and negative. Certainly better than worse. But with bigger scenes you tend to sacrifice unity, divides begin to grow and some kids feel alienated. Without each other, what do we have? Nothing!

 

Are you planing on touring or doing a new cd anytime soon?

 

We’ll definitely be touring this summer, and we’d love to make it out to Michigan if you’re willing to help us out, so keep an eye out! We’re currently working on new songs for an upcoming 7” and we’ve been talking with a European label about a possible Youth Crew comp 7” which we’re all pretty excited about.

 

Whats the best show you guys have played so far?

 

That’s a tough question, we’ve played a lot of shows. Any show we’re lucky enough to play with/for our friends is great. Shows that are also pool parties are fun. We love playing with The First Step. I can’t speak for the whole band but the last time we played with TFS and Get the Most in Baltimore was a damn good time for me. It’s always nice to play a show that you’d be stoked to attend even if you weren’t playing.

 

What do you think the kids are missing out on now at days if anything?

 

It’s hard to generalize what all kids are doing or aren’t doing now a days. Some kids get it and some don’t. I’d like to see more of a general sense of self-awareness, a better appreciation for the impact the individual can have on themselves and those around them. I’d like to see more kids emphasizing their actions over their words. There also seems to be a mild case of homophobia going around, and I think eliminating that would benefit us all. Respect each other, respect yourself.

 

IF theres anything you want to say or that i missed feel free to say it.

 

Be the change you want to see. Thanks for the interview, Josh! 

all in interview (Jan 13, 2008)

Josh: Whats your name and what area is yoru band from?

 

All in: We’re All In and we’re from just outside of Birmingham, AL.

 

 

Josh: Do you have any tours coming up or any cds coming out soon?

 

All in: We’re chillin right now, but we’re in the process of recording a new CD right now and we’ll be touring this summer for sure.

 

Josh: how long have you boys been around?

 

All in: We’ve been a band since the summer of 2005, so going on 3 years now.

 

Josh: What got you into this shit to start with?

 

All in: Um…it’s hard to say. I guess we all came into the scene in different ways, but we all just knew each other and decided to start a straight forward hardcore band.

 

Josh: hows the scene out where you’re at?

 

All in: It’s alright. A lot of venues have been shutting down lately. It’s really hard for out of town bands, but the local kids that come out to our shows are fantastic.

 

Josh: What are some bands from your area that we might not know about but should check out?

 

All in: The best band from this area by far is My Reply. myspace.com/myxreply

 

Josh: How have you seen the scene change since you started, what do you think needs to change and the kids might be missing out on if anything?

 

All in: Well I don’t think it’s changed that much in the last few years, honestly. The same things that are bad for hardcore now were bad for it 3 or 4 years ago. I think one of the main things wrong with the “scene” or whatever is that people have no idea what it takes to own or operate a venue. Thus, you get people kicking holes in walls or stage diving and knocking over speakers in the name of “going off” or “getting into it” or whatever, which is so stupid…because that’s what makes venues shut down.

 

Also, fights at shows suck. Just fight later if you have to fight.

 

Josh: In your opinion whats the best show you guys have played so far?

 

All in: Cornerstone back in 2006 was amazing. Jacksonville, FL and anywhere in TX have been very good to us. And local shows are always the most fun.

 

Josh: What is your message about for those who havent heard you yet?

 

All in: We’re a Christian band or whatever, but we don’t preach. Our “message” really isn’t outward as much as it is inward. We sing about what we believe in and what it means to us because it’s what we believe. We’re not preachers. We talk a lot about getting over your past and things like that.

 

Josh: What are some of your biggest influences musically?

 

All in: Hardcore-wise, bands like No Warning. But, I think the best song writers are in non-heavy music. Bands like Oasis, the Goo Goo Dolls, New Found Glory, and Strike Anywhere are the bomb. Those are all really similar, also.

 

Josh: if theres anything i forgot to ask or you want yo say heres your chance too. I don’t want to leave anything out on accident.

 

All in: I don’t guess so, man. Thanks a lot for the interview, and best of luck with the zine.

taken by force interview (Jan 11, 2008)

taken by force

 

Josh:Whats your name and what instrument do you play?

 

Travis:I’m Travis, I’m the drummer

 

 

Josh: How long have you guys been around? Travis: I guess the first line up was about 4 years ago haha

 

 

Josh: What made you want to start playing this shit and got you into this lifestyle of ours?

 

Travis: Well, for me it started with the video for punishment. I was 12 years old, was already into metal so Biohazard seemed to kinda bridge the gap to hardcore for me. That video was a glimpse into a whole new world, different from the regular run of the mill chicks and motorcycles videos. The music was unrefined and tough. Then i bought albums from all the bands in there thanks list, haha I’m a nerd.

 

 

Josh: Baltimore seems to be huge for hardcore right now, Who are some bands from out there that we may have not heard of but should check out?

 

Travis: S T O U T and Pulling Teeth are the givens of course. With bands like Harsh Truth, Ruiner, Unyoung Heroes, Gryffyndor, Hell to Pay, Show No Mercy, Trapped Under Ice, Scheduled Beating, and Trainwreck, we seem to have a little sumthin’ sumthin’ for everyone.

 

 

Josh: What is your message all about?

 

Travis: Our message has always been about having a great time. Pure and simply that. Good friends playing for good friends has been all we’ve really wanted to do.

 

 

Josh: What do you think the kids are missing out on now at days or that the scene seems to be lackin?

 

Travis: Here in Baltimore the scenes are pretty strong, but thats the main problem is that there are at least 2 distinct hardcore scenes.

 

 

Josh: Do you have any upcoming tours planned or possible new records anytime soon?

 

Travis: No tours planned as of yet, were writing some new stuff, two new songs so far and were proud of them

 

 

Josh: Who are some of your influences, s maybe some people reading this that haven t heard you know what to expect?

 

Travis: Merauder, Madball, Shutdown, Biohazard and All Out War. That about sums us up

 

 

Josh: Just in case I forgot to ask something or you want to get off your chest heres your chance to say whatever the hell you want.


Travis: Nothing to get off my chest, Thanks for the interview Josh, keep in touch brother!

stand firm interview (Jan 10, 2008)

Josh: How long has stand firm been together?

 

Shane: We’ve been a band since the fall of 2004, if I remember correctly.

 

Josh: Did it have any other name before hand?

 

Shane: No, the name of the band was already established by the original singer before any of us even got together for our first jam session.

 

Josh: I know you guys have went through a few member changes, do you think its helped you out or made you a tighter band?

 

Shane: With any band, I’ve found that it’s really hard to find members that actually click with one another. The line up that we have right now is probably my favorite line up. I love all these guys like brothers. I think that all of our hearts are in the right place, and hopefully we can only get tighter from here.

 

Josh: Are you guys planning on touring or putting a cd out anytime soon?

 

Shane: Well, all of us spend the majority of our time working and going to school, but hopefully this summer we will be able to make it out for a 2 to 3 week east coast tour. I know we’re all really excited to play in new places. As far as putting out a cd, we are polishing up our material, and sending out press kits to various labels. If all goes well, we should be recording by late spring, or early summer.

 

Josh: You come from an awesome area for hardcore, the lake effect is known world wide, is there any bands from out there right now that we might not know about yet hat we should check out?

 

Shane: Everyone needs to check out Taste The Steel. They’re probably Erie’s hardest hitting band right now, in my opinion. Along with their unique sound, their singer, Josh Buck, also writes songs about important political and social issues, that make their songs really appealing.

 

Josh: I know your current vocalist aaron used to be in blood of the martyr, what other bands were you guys in before hand?

 

Shane: Greg and I used to play in a terrible metal core band called Torn Between. Anytime I hear old recordings of Torn Between I can feel my face turn red from embarrassment. Bryan was in a short-lived hardcore band called xSucker Punchx, and Matt played bass in a metal core band called Everyone Dies Alone.

 

Josh: What got you into hardcore to begin with?I started going to pop punk shows at a place called The Hangout when I was in 7th grade. As I went to more and more shows, some of the pop punk shows began to integrate hardcore bands into their line-ups. At first hardcore was too aggressive for me, but as time went on, it began to grow on me. The lyrics reflected a lot of how I felt about life at the time, and it was a good way to safely release stress and aggression. Now-a-days I love hardcore, and I don’t know where I would be today without it.

 

Shane: Whats one thing you want the people who listen to your music to come away with if nothing else?

 

Josh: The main thing that we emphasize as a band is that people think for themselves, and aren’t content to just follow the masses. Find what you believe, and know why you believe it. Life is far too short to just be another sheep among the flock. As Aaron would say, “Wake the fuck up!”

 

Shane: What if anything do you think the kids are missing out on now-a-days?

 

Josh: I think that these days, many kids around the country have lost the DIY ethic in hardcore. Most kids these days have no idea how much work actually goes into putting on a show. For me, I feel a greater sense of hardcore pride when I’ve put some of my own efforts into our local shows. I think it’s important that kids make putting on shows a group effort. Good ways to get involved are: help pass out fliers, help clean up the venue after a show, give touring bands a place to sleep after the show. The more involved you are, the greater appreciation you’ll find you have for your local hardcore scene.

 

Shane: If theres anything forgot to ask or you want to put out there brother go for it.

 

Josh: thanks for your time

 

Shane: No problem, man. Thank you.

RATPAK INTERVIEW (Jun 21, 2008)

FB:Whats your name and what do you play in the band, where are you guys from?

 

LOGAN :My name is Logan and I currently play drums for Ratpak. As soon as we find someone to take my place, i will move to guitar.

 

 

FB: How long have you boys been at it?

 

LOGAN: almost 2 years

 

FB: For those that havent heard you yet whats the message your trying to get across?

 

LOGAN: we are trying to bring back the true meaning of hardcore to our poisoned youth.

 

 

FB: What got you guys into this thing of ours to start with?

 

LOGAN: just got tired of everyday bullshit i hear on the radio, wanted to listen to music that i could relate to.

 

 

FB: Do you have any tour plans or upcoming releases at this moment?

 

LOGAN: we never really planned to tour, ratpak is just a side-project of Nasty Crew. Ratpak is just for fun.

 

 

FB: How is the scene out in northern Florida?

 

LOGAN:the scene here in Jacksonville, FL has its ups and downs, there will be a million people at a Terror show, but ten people at a Murphy’s Law show. Its kinda wierd…

 

 

FB: What if anything do you think needs to change or what would you like to see return to how it was when you first got into this shit?

 

LOGAN: when kids had fun at shows no matter who played.

 

 

FB: What are some bands that we may have nto heard of that we should check out?LOGAN: NASTY CREW, TALK SICK EARTH, MERAUDER, INFECTED, BLACKRIVER BOYS, LITTLE FROM THE WORLD…

 

FB: Is there anything that i forgot to ask or you just want to get off your chest? If there is heres your chance.

 

LOGAN: HARDCORE IS STILL ALIVE IN 2008! KEEP THIS SHIT GOING! GO TO SHOWS! SUPPORT YOUR SCENE! BUY DEMOS! BUY A SHIRT! SPREAD THE WORD! 

the bill bondsmen- the swinging sounds of the bill bondsmen reveiw

    If you are from the Detroit area you probably have heard or seen these guys at least a few times. For everyone who hasn’t heard or heard of these guys check out this album. This is pure oldschool pissed punk rock. The album starts off with “comfortably dumb” and goes right into “crucial tooth”. Great album through and trough it will get you singing along and swinging at anything with in 5 feet in an instant. The billbondsmen are an underestimated and under appreciated band this album is just proof of that.