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HARM REDUCTION 2014 

harmreductionrecords:

What to expect from us this summer.

DROWN will unleash Dispossession. And you will mosh.

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TORN will deliver their self-titled 7”. And you will mosh.

UNIT 731 will assault you with The Hive Mind. And you will mosh.

PURGE will unveil Sewage. And you’ll freak the hell…

United States Touring Guide Master Killer Post

bosxe:

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I have gotten a few asks in the past regarding touring advice so, this is something I have been working on for a bit today. I’m not sure who is going to care or whatever, but I think it might be found useful or at least interesting. I’d like to thank wallyedgejustinmilwaukee , and John Caution for their additions to the whole thing.

Most of this I am writing from first hand experience, as will be noted with: ** , for both a source and comedic relief. Although we don’t tour constantly and do spend a lot of time at home, that’s most likely exactly where you are if you’re just starting out. I am writing this for bands that may be looking to book their first tour or maybe just a weekend, if you’re full-time you’ve probably got this and much more already figured out. 

If you have something to add, PLEASE comment or reblog with your addition and I will add it to the actual post when I can if it fits. I would love to take other input and add it in.

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bosxe:

This is our summer.

This is huge

Mad to see iron mind getting on a massive tour, best australian band out atm

legionshc:

You can now download our entire discography in high quality audio at http://apparitionsongs.bandcamp.com/

COLOSSVS- FULL SET @ CROWBAR

INTERVIEW- Sarah from Upperground
- How did Upperground get started?
The whole idea started up with Harry and I hanging out and throwing the idea around of starting a band together. We were both pretty unsure as to how it was going to work/turn out, but things fell into place as we found our bearings + John and Aron also jumped on board
- Not many bands that have only been around for a very short time get as many people talking about them as much as you guys have, both positive and negative. How do you feel abot it and what do you think is the cause of this?
I think it’s great. I can’t speak on behalf of everyone in our band, but personally I’m really stoked people are giving it a try. I’m fully aware it isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but people who are supportive spread it, and people who post about it shedding a negative light still spread it, so either way it benefits us. Personally, I think the cause of it is sort of because of the way I sound, my voice is a lot less aggressive than the typical hardcore band’s and, I don’t want to really say ‘because I’m a girl’, but I guess a lot of people focus in on that because its uncommon for hc.
- i heard that you guys have already started recording material for another release,when can we expect it and is the sound staying much like we have heard on “mans world” ?
Hopefully around the middle/end of April. This new release is already sounding much, much funkier and has more dimensions to it, like a little bit of thrash, little bit of groove, little bit of everything. We have some cool features on it too, so we’re really excited to put it out.

-Whats your thoughts on the local scene?

Sydney’s local hc scene is quite small, but we have so many great bands, and such a dedicated bunch of people who are always going to shows and supporting each other’s bands. It’s a great scene, which I’m quite new to. 

- Whats your favorite thing about sydney?
My favourite thing about Sydney is Yum Sing.
- Any bands you wanna give a shout out to?
Yeah, shout outs to Endless Heights, Legions, Warbrain, Relentless, Controlled, Mood Swing, Imprisoned and Outright.
- what are 5 albums you think everyone should hear?
I just listen to Katy Perry to be honest.
You can hear Upperground at http://upperground.bandcamp.com/
INTERVIEW - MAX FROM IMPRISONED
-so how did imprisoned get started? 
Well, I played in bands with Morgan (Distant Wreck) and Bailey (Lovers Grave) in the past. When those bands fizzled out I had an &#8220;itch&#8221; to do something that I could be 100% proud of. We met Josh  (the original drummer who recently moved back to NZ) through other bands etc. The rest is history.


-your ep &#8220;the other side of hell&#8221; has a more mature sound then the demo, having a more atmospheric/post metal vibe mixed in. Was this something you set out to do , or something that happened organically 


We do everything on purpose. We made a conscious decision in making a very stripped back demo so that when the next release came out there was a difference in sound &amp; mix. Make no mistake, we have all grown as musicians in the last 10 to 12 months. I don&#8217;t know why bands put so much effort into demos..idiots.


- you guys have made quite a impact on the scene in a short time, doing a demo, ep and interstate shows all within a year or so, are you surprised with the reaction you&#8217;ve gotten.

It&#8217;s been great. We have been very humbled by the response we have had. 


 
-when can we expect another release from imprisoned 


We are always writing. There will be another release before the end of the year. September, possibly. 


-what&#8217;s your thoughts on the local scene

Melbourne has it really good venue and band wise. Whilst we still have that PMA / youth crew bullshit group that like to talk shit on all active bands who aren&#8217;t ripping off bands from the 80s who played one show in a squat in Brooklyn .. but besides that everything is sweet.  


- Whats the best thing about Melbourne 

The quality of bands and venues we have. 

 
-What are some bands to look out for 

Shouts to Warbrain, Thorns, Sundial, Post Blue, Upperground and this cool new band called Time Crisis.



-what are 5 albums you think everyone should hear 


Hammock - Raising Your Voice Trying To Stop An Echo
M83 - Saturday = Youth
Behemoth - The Satanist
Throwdown - Intolerance
Thorns - From Tears To Glory 


give them a listen on http://imprisoned.bandcamp.com/

INTERVIEW - MAX FROM IMPRISONED

-so how did imprisoned get started? 

Well, I played in bands with Morgan (Distant Wreck) and Bailey (Lovers Grave) in the past. When those bands fizzled out I had an “itch” to do something that I could be 100% proud of. We met Josh  (the original drummer who recently moved back to NZ) through other bands etc. The rest is history.

-your ep “the other side of hell” has a more mature sound then the demo, having a more atmospheric/post metal vibe mixed in. Was this something you set out to do , or something that happened organically 
We do everything on purpose. We made a conscious decision in making a very stripped back demo so that when the next release came out there was a difference in sound & mix. Make no mistake, we have all grown as musicians in the last 10 to 12 months. I don’t know why bands put so much effort into demos..idiots.
- you guys have made quite a impact on the scene in a short time, doing a demo, ep and interstate shows all within a year or so, are you surprised with the reaction you’ve gotten.
It’s been great. We have been very humbled by the response we have had. 
 
-when can we expect another release from imprisoned 
We are always writing. There will be another release before the end of the year. September, possibly. 
-what’s your thoughts on the local scene

Melbourne has it really good venue and band wise. Whilst we still have that PMA / youth crew bullshit group that like to talk shit on all active bands who aren’t ripping off bands from the 80s who played one show in a squat in Brooklyn .. but besides that everything is sweet.  
- Whats the best thing about Melbourne 
The quality of bands and venues we have. 
 
-What are some bands to look out for 
Shouts to Warbrain, Thorns, Sundial, Post Blue, Upperground and this cool new band called Time Crisis.
-what are 5 albums you think everyone should hear 
Hammock - Raising Your Voice Trying To Stop An Echo
M83 - Saturday = Youth
Behemoth - The Satanist
Throwdown - Intolerance
Thorns - From Tears To Glory
give them a listen on http://imprisoned.bandcamp.com/

REVIEW-

FROM TEARS TO GLORY- THORNS

Thorns have been Australia’s top heavy hardcore bands for the last few years, with there demo and ep being nothing less than pit classics, but this album has separated them from any other “mosh” band out.

Thorns have matured and evolved into a sound of there own, as much crowbar as bury your dead. The sludge element makes it incredibly interesting, with lots of tension and release, such as the end of “angel eyes” which breaks down into a low and slow melodic riff with close to sung vocals on it. The album has a raw aggressive vibe throughout, weather its sludge riff, or driving groove, but the last track reveals the most interesting parts of the album. When “burn” starts its a delayed soaked clean riff with clean vocals, serious 90’s vibe,  then at about 2:30 in it give you a serious punch in the face, a fitting end to such a heavy album

In my opinion From Tears To Glory is a great album for anyone loves there heavy riffs low and slow, dont sleep on it, and make sure you catch them on there release tour with downside, imprisoned and born free in april

Get From tears to glory on itunes or off the washed up records big cartel

http://washeduprecords.bandcamp.com/album/from-tears-to-glory

brokenhiverecords:

DARKNESS REIGNS.

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One of the best tour packages Australia has ever seen, don’t miss this

ratpacknyc:

District 9 live shot from the 90s

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