Tag: Old School

September 27, 2020

Officer Negative "Dead To The World" Gets Vinyl Treatment

For the first time in over 20 years, Officer Negative “Dead To The World” gets the vinyl treatment. Officer Negative’s 1998 debut full length on Screaming Giant Records has been meticulously remastered for vinyl with recreated art from the original photos, drawings, and graphics that inspired the original release. I had a hand in sharing this band with Screaming Giant Records founder, Kendall Nadeau, all the way back in 1996/1997 through their very early demos.… Continued →

August 31, 2020

Five Iron Frenzy Return With First New Album Since 2013

Five Iron Frenzy have suited up in their super punk rock suits once again to battle time in their pursuit of world domination. Ok, maybe that’s a little dramatic but the band is back in action and ready to drop a kickstarter campaign TOMORROW. You’ve seen the hints, you’ve seen the activity, now head over to kickstarter right here and “save” the campaign so you’ll be the first to take part when it does launch, tomorrow.… Continued →

November 8, 2019

August 16, 2019

Lifelong Return With New Full Length

In what appears to be a complete surprise, the band LIFELONG are working on their new music. It appears to be that debut full length everyone has been patiently waiting for. Featuring former members of the band Confide, Lifelong took a decidedly more spiritual turn mixed with heavy melodic hardcore and pure passion meant to move people.… Continued →

July 19, 2019

Song of the Day: 2Minute Minor - Bottom Feeder

If you’ve been following hardcore at all in the last 5 years, you probably already know about this Chicago “positive hardcore” band. Reflecting a PMA approach to lyrics, which includes things like unity in diversity, straight edge, veganism, and faith, the band churn out revivalist true school hardcore punk classics with great fecundity.… Continued →

June 3, 2019

March 6, 2019

November 27, 2018

October 29, 2018

April 20, 2018

Five Iron Frenzy Electric Boogaloo 2 Gets the Vinyl Treatment

SMLXL Vinyl is back with another awesome pressing. This time it is the well loved (well at least by me anyway) Five Iron Frenzy album “Electric Boogaloo 2” and it is currently available in 2 color options (Black and Yellow Splatter limited to 300). Check out the store here and while you’re browsing look at the 7″ Box Set by Relient K, Switchfoot “Vice Verses” and “Hello Hurricane”, Chasing Victory, Maylene & The Sons of Disaster, House Of Heroes, and loads more.… Continued →

March 23, 2018

Everything Is Gonna Be Alright, Be Strong, Believe: 15 Hits From 15 Years Ago

15 years ago a collection of what can now be determined as “classic hits” were unleashed on a crowd that had an insatiable appetite for what was new and and considered “ROCK” music. This was sorta near the end of the Bye Bye Byes and I’m Not That Innocent, charting new territory into the popular spectrum by a bunch of bands not exactly ready for that sort of success.… Continued →

January 19, 2018

The Blamed Return With New Teasers For the Upcoming Release

After returning a couple years back at Audiofeed Fest, newly reunited The Blamed is fast at work on their next release. Original members Bryan Gray and Jim Chaffin are back with with Sid Duffour, Jeff Locke, and new vocalist Glen “Wiley” Willis of October Bird of Death, and 2Minute Minor. The release seeks to bring together all the elements that you loved about the early Blamed tracks.… Continued →

January 17, 2018

December 23, 2017

December 19, 2017

September 10, 2017

November 18, 2016

November 17, 2016

November 7, 2016

Introducing: War Prayer

Introducing the music of War Prayer. War Prayer was formerly known as “Atrocities”. Atrocities played their last show this month and this new band rising from the ashes of that former name is here to take the world by storm. The band just released their debut Ep titled “Misguided” that you can stream below via bandcamp.… Continued →

October 26, 2016

October 21, 2016

October 17, 2016

The Blamed is Back!

The Blamed has been a Christian Hardcore/Punk band since the 90s. The Line up for the Blamed is going back to its roots with Original band members: Jim Chaffin on drums and Bryan Gray on guitar. Joining them will be Sid Duffour on bass (formally of Headnoise) and guitarist Jeff Locke (who recorded in 1998 on the album “…again” and toured with the Blamed) and New lead vocalist of October Bird Of Death, Wiley Willis.… Continued →