Best tour of the Summer.
So here’s another demo/promo tape that you should check out. This one is the new THROUGH THESE EYES promo tape. Probably the only band out right now that reps both the Boston Straight Edge and Connecticut Straight Edge. Members have played in Alert and Crunch Time too name a few(Plus their drummer Bourboli owns a copy of Floorpunch on gold, so there’s also that). TTE plays straight edge hardcore, in the vein of Mouthpiece, Hands Tied, Ten Yard Fight and In My Eyes. These new songs were recorded by Chris Corry(You know, from Mind Eraser, No Tolerance, Step Forward, World War 4, etc) at the newest incarnation of the Paincave in Boston, Massachusetts. They don’t play shows too often, but from what I’ve heard…their next gig will be one for the books!
This Is Hardcore was a great weekend. Here are some of my favorite sets. Rude Awakening, Heavy Chains, Cruel Hand, Death Threat, Cold World, Title Fight, Suburban Scum, Incendiary, and Power Trip.
Tonight at the Elks!
Tonight at the Elks!!
While on the topic of demos, you should have already checked out the DEPTHS OF REALITY demo. My personal favorite demo of 2014. There’s not a lot of other bands doing what they’re doing nowadays, that is fast songs with mosh parts, sort of in the vein of early Warzone and Straight Ahead to name a few. Members of DOR have played/play in Free Spirit, Intent, Hoax, Moron, and Violence To Fade. They’ve played a few shows so far, but you’ll be seeing a lot of this band in the future. Who doesn’t love a band where their guitarist and singer mosh to their own band? They have physical tapes as of tonight, I’m assuming they’ll be available online sometime soon. This photo above I took is on the insert of the tape thanks to my man Dooley. But seriously, do yourself a favor and get down with this demo.
If you haven’t already, check out the SNAIL’S PACE demo. The Boston/Wilkes Barre connection does it again, SP features members of Cold World, Free Spirit, and Mental, just to name a few. This demo has been in the works for a long time now, and so glad that it finally dropped. You can buy the cassette now via Lockin Out here. Great lyrics, good overall grove, and Jack lays down some riffs you can mosh too. Also, don’t let the name fool you, these songs aren’t slow by any means. Hopefully these guys play some gigs soon, because this is honestly one of the best demos to drop in 2014.
This is tonight in Cambridge!!