Tag: Project 86

July 7, 2022

June 3, 2022

Song of the Day: No Innocent Victim - Strength

Emerging from the original wave of Spirit Filled Hardcore (or SFHC) came southern California’s No Innocent Victim, AKA N.I.V. In contrast to their SFHC peers like Unashamed, Strongarm, and Overcome, who often integrated metallic influences that were becoming more popular in hardcore, NIV stuck to their old school roots with a “Loud Fast Rules” mentality. In fact, their old school approach to fast and heavy hardcore played a part in sparking a revival of the style, which eventually evolved into “tough guy hardcore,” essentially an update of that old school sound with added breakdowns and heaviness.… Continued →

January 10, 2022

Project 86 "Drawing Black Lines" Vinyl Re-Release Now on Sale

The now classic 2000 era Project 86 album, “Drawing Black Lines”, is available for purchase on Vinyl via the band’s own bandcamp page. There are two different color options, and it looks absolutely amazing. Randy, Alex, and Steven are a part of this and secured the rights to the vinyl re-release so it adds an extra layer of coolness. Get your copy right here before it sells out for good.… Continued →

September 8, 2021

The Lost Chorus Release New Song "Ring The Mission Bell"

The super group of sorts known as “The Lost Chorus“, return with a brand new song titled “Ring The Mission Bell”. Check out the exceptional new song below to get a taste for what’s to come. Featuring members of this band and that band, maybe another band or two, too. Come on, do some digging and you’ll figure it out. This is going to be one of the best things of 2021. Check out the song via YouTube below and listen to the song as intended.… Continued →

May 4, 2021

Project 86 Announce 25th Anniversary Shows and Double Live Album

Andrew Schwab and his long running hard rock/metal band – Project 86, just announced a very special 25th Anniversary celebration. The 3 Night Memorial Day Event will take place in Nashville, TN. and will feature 25 songs from the vast discography P86 has in their arsenal. In person (very limited) and Virtual Tickets will all be available. More info can be found right here at their official website. All ticket holders will receive a full double live album of the performance.… Continued →

August 18, 2020

Project 86 Re-Release "Self Titled" 1998 Album

Andrew Schwab and Project 86 have just made their debut 1998 “Self Titled” album available once again for streaming/digital purchase. The album has been offline for a number of years probably due to some offense with the song “Independence?”. This album put the Orange County, CA. band on the map in 1998 and by the time of “Drawing Black Lines” in 2000, this band’s mark was clearly felt. I was lucky enough to witness the band’s first few shows back when Ethan Luck was in the band and they had a very heavy, aggressive, RATM influence.… Continued →

March 1, 2020

October 30, 2018

Ethan Luck "Let it Burn" Out Now

The highly anticipated new album from well seasoned punk rock veteran, Ethan Luck, is out now. The album is jam packed with memorable choruses, bass heavy delivery, and a warm, inviting horn section that will keep you entertained for hours. This 10 track album was funded by fans through Kickstarter with a lot of us getting the vinyl version among other incentives. When I say “Buy it” I don’t mean that lightly. It is my full intention to persuade you, the reader, to drop what you’re doing and support true independent music by purchasing the album.… Continued →

April 26, 2018

Ethan Luck Launches New Campaign for Ska / Reggae Album

Ethan Luck is a veteran. This seasoned musician and songwriter has been playing on albums for more pretty much all of his entire adult life. He has worked with nearly everyone from Pax (before the ‘217’), Project 86, The Dingees, Value Pac, OC Supertones, Demon Hunter, Relient K, recently as touring musician with Kings of Leon and of course his solo work. This new album will continue some of the more “punk” aspects of his last few solo releases and aim the focus directly at Ska and Reggae sounds, incorporating them in his punk rock aesthetic.… Continued →

December 23, 2017

December 1, 2017

November 10, 2017

October 9, 2017

February 15, 2017

December 16, 2016

City Rockfest Tour

With dates going from February all the way through May, the City Rockfest Tour will be making the rounds in 2017. Boasting a rather impressive lineup, this tour promises to be nothing short of amazing. For a full list of dates and to keep updated on potential new additions, be sure to check out their Facebook page at City Rockfest Tour. Who’s looking forward to this??  … Continued →

December 13, 2016

December 12, 2016

November 7, 2016

Random Hero Announces New Tour Dates

Christian alternative metal band, Random Hero has announced they will be going on tour on the City Rockfest Tour with fellow Christian alt metal bands Disciple, Project 86, Seventh Day Slumber, and Decyfer Down. The tour will be from February 8 to March 14 with the same lineup. Later dates of the tour are to be announced.… Continued →

October 17, 2016

June 19, 2015

NYVES - Fall Behind

Check out a lyric video for the NYVES song “Fall Behind”, below. Their debut full length “Anxiety” will be out this coming Tuesday via Spartan Records. The subdued electronic soundscape is the perfect soundtrack for any film, rainy day mood, and life event. Ryan Clark and Randy Torres know how to clothe you in a moody, electronic wrap cloaked in mystery and uniqueness. I can honestly say there are hardly any other “bands” with this sound in the little music scene we frequent.… Continued →

June 11, 2015

November 14, 2014

November 10, 2014

November 1, 2014

REVIEW : Project 86 - Knives to the Future

Project 86, long one of the best and most innovative bands in all of hard rock music, returns with their second fan-funded album "Knives to the Future." Now, we know the album is good... but, just how good? Find out here.

September 20, 2014

March 31, 2014

INTERVIEW : Project 86

In this exclusive interview with Project 86 frontman Andrew Schwab, we talk about the new record, using indiegogo, and even ask a few questions about past jams.

November 20, 2013

June 23, 2013

Rethinking "Wait For the Siren"

As a reviewer I admit that I’ve likely given too many “4’s.” A month or two after writing up a review, I’ll look at the score with a little perspective and think “that was really more a 3” (and even an occasional 3 that should have been a 2). Though this is certainly not common, it does happen. However, I have come to pride myself that I save the big one (a perfect 5) for only the best of the best albums around.… Continued →