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of Dance Floor Justice is dedicated to the Memory of Josh Sliker and Zach McRae. It is also Dedicated to the Safe Recovery of Chad "Gator" Gurney. Many of us Keep you in our thoughts and Prayers.

Friends. Family. Forever Bridge 9 Records Boston based band Death Before Dishonor is back at it again Wl their Sophomore Release on Bridge 9 records "Friends. Family. Forever." This release brings to you 7 brutal tracks of their tough guy style of hardcore. This release sounds so much better than their previous efforts, bringing to you a lot cleaner sound while at the same time kicking you in the ribs with their ferocious breakdowns. The Boys in this band mean business, and to help them prove their point, they added a guest appearance by Aaron Knuckles of Death Threat Fame to help them crush who ever may stand in their path. Death Before Dishonor has proved to be a force to be reckoned with, and has already made their mark on the New England Hardcore scene. Keep an eye out for these guys in your area ... !;. Recommended tracks: By My Side, Friends. Family. Forever, and Born From Misery.


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After seeing these guys I had to get their demo. I'm so .glad ~at I did. These boys from New Hampshire bring to ~ou their ve~slOn of this th e mlid 90's hardcore giants Integrity. Everythmg about 'ff demo . . reminds me of them, from the tone of the guitars, guitar n. s, straight down to the vocal style of Dwid. The Demo contam~ 5 songs of some of the most brutal material that I have heard SInce the glory days of Victory Records. This demo is a must to anyone , _. _,- who doesn't own it! Recommended Tracks: Another day that I

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Yet another CD that I was excited to get. I wanted to check this cd out since I heard that they were recording a new record. New Yorks hardcore titans come back at you with yet another release entitled "Another Voice." The cd runs about a half hour long, and hits you with the same Agnostic Front attitude that they have hit you with in the past. Taking their street smarts and hardcore pride to heart, Agnostic Front hits you with their chunky guitar riffs, and fast beats which defined the sound of New York hardcore. With songs ranging from sticking to their beliefs and brothers, to people who think they matter that really don't. Yet another classic release by a classic band. Make sure to pick this record up. Reccomended . Tr~('ks: Hardcore!, Pride. Faith. Respect, I Live It Remains

Benchmark Records Yet anomer ivretarcore oanu-nying to make their mark in today's heavy music scene. Still Remains brings to you their newest effort "If love was born to die." The CD is good, but nothing special, bringing elements of As I lay Dying, Himsa, and In Flames to the ~table. This cd is heavy, yet melodic at the same time. Incorporating sweedish guitar melodies, breakdowns, to ambient sounds on the :~ keyboard in vein of Bleeding Through. The CD runs about 25 ,:minutes long, and hits you with chuggy riffs, and the vocal style of Zao. Over all the cd is pretty good buy. Check this one out. I "Receomended Tra .. ;N: and Gnp The Task 5

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This was my first real posi youth crew show that I have ever been and it was just what I expected. The crowd response was ,..... nazing with insane pig piles and large amounts of two stepping. An excellent mixture of bands played as new comers On The Outside and This Is Hell (not to be confused with the Swedish Death Metal band) opened the show while heavy weights Outbreak, With Honor, and Bane put the icing on the cake. I had a chance to spin the new On The Outside demo and found listening to it all the way through, hitting stop then play, and listening to it allover again. Though the large crowd only resnoncec a few times during the short set, I was completely impressed with it. They have short songs that really get to the point they portrayed themselves well on stage. They definitely have an old school hardcore sound that appeals to many kids these days. I am sure they will be noticed very soon and wouldn't be surprised when they do. This is hell was next. in line. The only This Is Hell that I had heard before was death metal and I was relieved to find out that it wasn't them at the show. That wouldn't have been fitting. I was impressed with This Is Hell and the ".u,,,.rI
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seemed t~!be as well. Check them out www.thisishell. almosra mixture of ... Comeback Kid and With Honor and like On The Outside, I can see tBey will have a future if they keep things up. For the first time (that I know of) playing around here, they put on a great set. I missed Outbreak when the played the Edge over a year ago, and I am now upset about that. I had only recently been listening to the CD so I did know what to expect, but I didn't foresee the piggy back rides, the pig piles, the sing alongs, or the mosh. I was even surprised to see that the crowd went even crazier for Outbreak then With Honor. They played an average sized set and no one in the whole venue had a look of disappointment on :their face. Outbreak trashed on internet tough guys and played one hell of a set. Don't miss out if you get the chance to see them. With Honor is a band I had wanted to see considering I missed there Maine appearance at the beginning of last summer. I heard, after the set and I quote, They played every song that I wanted to hear and I totally agree. They played a perfect blend with songs off Chutes and Ladders and Heart Means Everything. The slippery floor and intense heat didn't stop anyone from moving around and having a good time. Finally Bane hit the stage. If anyone in the Auburn Hall didn't have an idea of what a Pig Pile is, then they found Everysong was amazing.and.less.then .half way uu'vUi"'u-u .... " set someone found an easy way up the speaker stacks and ! walking began an- amazing sight to- say- tht~~lb-t--t1mVle-ttea11tl rumors that Bane is boring live and I completely disagree. Bane spoke about how itls--stupidwhen--people-who-buok. -shows, write zines, and have been around along time in the scene, think that hardcore owes' them something;-wherrirdoesrr't "owe-"'>1T<7t"<l"1C..anything. I found this much better then bands preaching about being straight edge or posi. Not only did the set amaze me, but the whole experience with Bane did. The sound at this venue was done really well and there was little wait between sets. The only down falls were the wet floor, and the heat. The fact that the Auburn Legion Hall is always Re-entry made up for it. This was one of the few shows that I have been to where every band impressed me. I ive it 5 stars, two thumbs up, and a perfect 10.
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Well to tell you the truth, I wasn't really planning on going to this show, but I decided to because it was Y~,Fu~er~ls first show, and I wanted to see Over the Top. Honestly I Qftiy watched about half of the bands, due to the fact that I didn't care for most of the bands playing. The First band that I watched was Hatred Alive (from Rumford, Maine) as usual they brought their horrible . of Morbid Angel (minus Trey's annoying solos) to the and as usual it sucked, so I proceeded to hang outside for the next few bands. The Next band I actually caught was Screams of Erida. Now these guys delivered like they usually do. They ,defiantly continue to keep their energy on stage, and with a small amount of space for the large number of people in the band they did a great job. On top of ripping through their entire EP, they closed with the world's slowest breakdown. All in all it was a good set even though they didn't get the best crowd response in the world. Amaranthus took stage next and ripped through their typical set as usual, Covering everything from "You Reflection in this razorblade," to their Rock Fueled Metal song. Although they played well, the crowd really didn't seem to enjoy them to much. Portland's own Your Funeral, and on top of that it was their first show. Dickie and the boys defiantly brought their style of Meta1core mosh to Biddeford that night, although sloppy guitar playing and sound problems depleted the response that they could have had. Although they had some problems it was a decent first show for them. Hang Em' High was next, featuring members of In . Need. I really wasn't sure what to expect, but what I got was a good blend of hard core and Metalcore. They defiantly seemed to get some of the crowd moving for them, and had some amazing songs (although nothing original by any means.) The Band that everyone came out to see was next. Over the Fucking Top. Now this was my first time seeing them. As soon as they started I could tell there was a huge Integrity influence behind them (and it certainly didn't surprise me when the covered them later in the set.) You could tell that everyone here was at the show to see these guys, as the whole floor was a whirlwind of mosh, bodies, steel chairs getting thrown, and people smashing pictures and clocks that were hanging on the wall of the club. These guys played one of the meanest sets I've seen a band play in a while. The show was defiantly chaos during their set, and their sound brought me back to 1997 all over again. Over all the night was

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Bucksport, me Cattle Decapitation, Porphyria, Hatred Alive contributed by Justin Curtsinger/www.BogusRendition.com This was my first experience at the Kave, and 1 have to say, it is one of the coolest venues I've ever seen. Basically a big garage renovated into a club, it was plastered with tags and really cool graffiti, had a cool little kitchen, a great sound set-up and over all a really cool atmosphere. The one issue for me is that it is a longer drive then to Worcester, and in the opposite direction, but in a weird way, that was one of the elements that made the place a little extra cool. 1 arrived in time to catch the last few songs of the first band playing, whose name 1 forget, although 1 remember they played an Emperor cover. The second band to take the stage also remains nameless in my memory. They seemed very like they'd drawn a portion of the crowd, and they covered Hatebreed's "I Will be Heard," 1 think. The next band to play was a very cool surprise, and I suspect after having listened to their album and seen them live, that Screams of Erida will be a name heard more and more in the next six months, and possibly could have a pretty damn big fan base all across the country in the next few years if they play their cards right. They played a fabulous set of their own brand of metal-core, showing an incredible arsenal of talent, and seemed to be having a great time on stage, reacting with the crowd, and just strait out ripping it up. Keep an eye on Screams of Erida, and .expect big things from them soon. Hatred Alive from Rumford (Scumfah'd) Maine took they stage next, and pretty much dragged through a set of not only unoriginal, but also not even good death metal. Basically Stealing from old Cannibal Corpse and playing it over and over with

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easily put their predecessors in their place's with a set of brutal, crushing, no bull shit, Dying Fetus-esc death metal. These guys kicked ass with plenty of energy and "tight as fuck" musicianship. I'm looking forward to picking up a copy of their CD soon. Cattle Decapitation ... Yeah, what can I say? They kicked ass as always. They took to the stage and ripped through a killer set, blasting through their brand of sick, fucking human shredding grind. These guys are not only an incredibly talented band, but

a hell of a show, and really get into it, especially the singer, who can range from sounding as low as the guy from Origin, to , lflY high pitched Mike Patton screech I've ever heard. They mostly i4l'ayeda bunch of songs off of their most recent Metal Blade release, "Humanure," and several others, including one in Spanish. The crowd response seemed to go pretty well, especially since .they'd never been up this far north. I decided to grab the shirt of the Hindu! Sadhu looking dude with a cow skull for a head. Actually, Cattle Decapitation would have to have been a pretty fucking bad band for me not to spend the cash on that shirt. And even if they were, I'd probably just cut out the picture and sew it on a hoodie or something. Anyways, another insane show from those gore-grinding, death metal vegans, at a great club. Got to see .a few old friends, and made a few new ones. Over all a very fun show and good time.

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Yea. so everyone in Maine missed what is probably one of the best weekends of my life hands down. We all piled into the Limo about 4 in the morning on Saturday, and embarked on the 10 hour trip to the middle of Brooklyn for this show. now when i think about it, I'm not too sure on what was more fun, hanging out in the car with some of my best friends up here, or the show. either way the entire trip was fuckin amazing, a,it's sad when only 7 kids from the area actually make it down there, especially for a show like this. then everyone up here (with . for .ust follows "whal is big in .

ever. the nde down us 10 hours, and it was a long, exhausting trip, kind of strange to be driving along and watching the sun come up. w~ll Big show slept in so we were late leaving, so that left us no time to sleep at the hotel, once we got there we had to go straight to t~e club, because with a bill as good as it was we didn't want to mISS

Sp we checked into the best western motel in queens, and jumped irlto the shuttle van, which brought us to the club. now the actual five minutes that we were in the shuttle was rather interesting. we had some Indian dude driving, and i swear to god he was hitting 5 + going down the cramped streets of queens. at one point almost .. homeless shit. so we to

club finally, and I can't really say it was in the best area of town. Every building and wall going down the street was littered in Graffiti, and none of it was good tagging either, oh well. when we rolled up to the club there was probably already around 300 kids waiting to get in, and they separated the line with people who had tickets and people who didn't. to my surprise, hardly anyone bought tickets for the show. But maybe it's because they've seen those bands a million times down there, because half of them don't even get out of the city to play. anyway. Bands were already playing when I got there, so we made out way in quickly and I hit the merch table. picked up some good stuff, and some stuff that I've been looking for forever (pushbutton warfare 7", and E.G.H 7".) the show in itself was fucking amazing. the crowd was amazing, everyone was nice, no fights, some of the hardest dancing I've ever seen in my life (New England kids ain't got shit on NY kids!!) However i did feel a little out of place, because i would have to say that 3/4 of the people that were there, we're DMS guys. not that there is anything wrong with that cause all the guys I talked to were really nice. it just had that feel of a DMS convention more than a show. The first band that I really paid attention to was Billy Club Sandwich, good shit. typical NY beatdown hardcore. they played an amazing set, as did everyone I watched. lot's of kids were . and .' cinheads

Shortly after Club sandwich left Vietnom stage. now I had never seen these guys, and it fuckin awesome to finally be able to see them. amazing crowd "'........ short set (maybe 4 songs, like most of the bands,) so that .tion. kind of disappointing, but oh well. A few bands passed, while . was outside smoking a butt, or waiting to go outside to smoke a but when i cam back, the band that I mainly went down to see was about to take stage. FUCKIN BULLDOZE. now if you guys don't know about Bulldoze, don't even bother saying you know shit about hardcore. These guys were fuckin amazing, and not only drew out DMS for them, but also drew out a ton of Hells Angels guys as well. the set was short, tough, to the point, and some of the most intense tough guy-beat-down mosh I've ever seen. None only .were kids bleeding, but we're talking straight out carnage, speaker stack stage diving, head walking, people swinging off of lighting racks, jumping off of raised platforms. Absolutely brutal set by bulldoze. The only song I actually remembering them playing was "Bulldoze." We did happen to find out however that it was going to be their last show for like 3-5 years. so It almost makes me . wonder if the singer is going back to jailor not. oh well none the less, it was awesome to see those guys again, and everyone seemed , enjoy
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Everybody Gets Hurt was next, and again anot.her band that I . haven't seen cause they never play out of the CIty. great set, straight fa the point no bullshit hardcore. i was bummed out that they didn't get to play more ( i wish all the bands could have played more, .but then it would have been a two day festival!) I must say though It was amazing to finally see E.G.H. and I was glad to finally pick up some of the material. Now because I was so tired, i really don't remember much about the rest of the show. bits and pieces, but you to realize that I had been up for about 26 hours at this point, really couldn't even comprehend the process of walking, let pay attention to what bands we're playing what songs. I do know however that Skarhead played their final show ever, great response, but the thing that bugged me was that for a final they still only got 3 songs. T() me they should have so they co~' have gotten a full set. Everyone was them ~hough, and it was finally good to see them, and I can say i saw their [mal show. not to many people are going to be able to say that.
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as well, i really wasn't' too impressed with their set at all. they were all drunk, sloppy. and the worst part about it, they played the same song over and over again because they were filming for a video there. which was a cool concept, but it defmatly got annoying. Icepickalso ended up covering Hatebreed as well, which really didn't surprise me that they did. the crowd response for these guys was mixed, people either liked them or hated them, myself I'm on the fence. N.R.S.V. played as well. these guys defiantly reminded me ofa newer version of Murphy's Law. Just by their stage presence, and by their song titles. they came out all wearing patriots jersey's and helmets, as well as cheerleaders, and a referee wearing nothing but a whistle, ref shirt, and his underwear. it was a rather funny set to watch, and put everyone in a good mood as well. got to love a band that knows how to get everyone to have a good old fun time. umm what next? Maximum Penalty. First time seeing these guys, but good shit. reminded me of something along the lines of Madball meets Sam Black church meets 454 big block. good stuff. although i really don't remember what the fuck they played at all. good crowd response, and an over all good time. Oil rock legends Iron Cross was up next. and to me, i really don't see the big thing about these guys. Although all the skinheads were into them, i really just : couldn't get into it. although yet another good band to say that I have seen. Jesus there were so many bands at ibis show it was almost too much. Marauder played a short set, but I really wasn't into them at all. sloppy, set, and they really didn't fit the bill at all, but they did get the crowd going before they left stage. I ended leaving before Sick of it All took for two reasons;

I never really got into them, and being at a show that long.with no sleep kicked my ass. Overall it was a great fuckin time: and I'm defiantly doing it next year. I hope everyone else does It as well. .The turn out was amazing. Kids flew in from Japan, South .America, allover the states. Such a great turn out for such great . You all missed out.

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1. First of all, for the people that don't know about ICEPICK, can you give us some back ground info as to how the project started, and who's involved in it? WELL JAMEY HAD THE CONCEPT BACK IN THE DAYS ...I WOULD SAY 95. HE ALSO HEARD MY SONG ICEPICK THAT I WROTE WITH MY OLD BAND CROWN OF THORNZ BACK IN 96 ... IT ALL CAME TOGETHER A FEW MONTHS AGO AND NOW WE ARE ICEPICK

2. are you guys planning any releases of the ICEPICK material? WE DID THE U.F.C. SOUNDTRACK ON NITRUS RECORDS AND WE ARE RECORDING RIGHT NOW AS WE SPEAK. WE ARE SPEAKING TO A WHOLE BUNCH OF LABELS SO WHO KNOWS WHERE THE HELL WE WILL LAND!!!

. I know you guys come from different bands located in rent states, is it hard to get together to write m~......i~l? i

WELL I LIVE IN CONNETIGUT RIGHT NOW AND RUN ILLROC RECORDS WHICH IS A PART OF STILLBORN RECORDS. WE WORK TOGETHER ALL THE TIME AND . HE IS MY MANAGER. ANYWAY JAMEY WRITES ALL THE MUSIC IN ICEPICK AND ALL THE MUSIC SO ALL I HAVE TO DO IS GO IN THERE AND SCREAM MY HEAD OFF!!! MAYBE WHEN WE HAVE MORE TIME I WILL SIT DOWN AND WRITE SOME SHIT TO BEAT HOOKERS TOO!!!

4. Any plans on a full tour in the future? WE ARE DOING THE NEW ENGLAND METAL FEST NEXT MONTH. WE ARE DOING SMALL VENUES UP AND DOWN THE EAST COAST AND WILL BE RECORDING A ': F RECORD THIS MONTH ... is this the first Super bowl of Hardcore that you guys been asked to play? YES... ICEPICK WAS THE SPECIAL GUEST . APPEARENCE FOR THIS SUPERBOWL. PLUS WE FILMED A LIVE VIDEO FOR THE SONG "BORN TO CRUSH YOU" AT THE SUPERBOWL. D~DTHE SONG 3 DAMN TIMES ... KIDS KILLED EACH OTHER FOR THAT DAMN SONG!!!

7. with recent return of ICEPICK there seems to be a lot of talk amongst people, are you guys glad that you decided to continue the project after nearly 10 years of it's inception? I AM GLAD JUST TO BE DOWN WITH THE WHOLE THING. SINCE I HAVE BEEN DOING OTHER TYPES OF USIC IT IS GOOD TO DO OLDSCHOOL HARD SHIT!!! 8. Why did you start the project in the first place? we're you and Jamey taking a break from writing with Skarhead and Hatebreed? SKARHEAD WILL BE PLAYING ONE MORE SHOW AND THAT WILL BE IT. THE SUPERBOWL WAS SUPPOSE TO BE OUR LAST SHOW BUT WE GOT JERKED SO BAD AND ONLY DID 3 SONGS. THEY CUT US OFF AND EVERBODYTHINKS THAT WE JUST WALKED OFF. WE WERE THROWN OFF DO TO BANDS TAKING UP TIME SO WE GOT THE SHORT END OF THE STICK. SO THE KIDS DESERVE ONE LAST SKARHEAD SHOW AND IT WILL BE THIS S~MMER. IN N.Y.C. I HAVE MY SOLO SHIT WHICH IS CALLED DANNY DIABLO SO I AM JUST AS BUSY AS JAMEY WITH HATEBEREED. WHEN WE . .' HAVE TIME WE DO ICEPICK AND I GUESS IT HAS BEEN WORKING ...

9. Seeing how you have ties with OMS, and Jamey has . ties with FSU are they ever any problems at your shows out of the ordinary? or does everyone seem to get a . long? , WELL JAMEY IS VERY GOOD FRIENDS WITH A BUNCH OF THE OLDER FSU GUYS BUT HE IS OMS AND EVERYONE GETS ALONG. ME & HIM WENT UP TO BOSTON AND A GREAT TIME.

10. If you can recall, what has your favorite show that you have been to over the years? MY FAVORITE SHOW EVER WAS UNDERDOG AND RAW DEAL AT C.B.G.B.'S ON A SUNDAY MATINEE IN THE SUMMER OF 87... I REMEMBER THE CROWD GOING CRAZY AND I THINK' ABSOLUTION PLAYED ALSO... IT WAS AMAZING!!!

11. I don't know how it is in New York, but what do you think of the hardcore scene now that kids seem to pay more attention to fashion than the actual music? THE REAL KIDS LOVE THE MUSIC AND EVERYTHING THAT GOES WITH IT. N.Y.H.C. KIDS LOVE THE MUSIC AND THE SCENE SO MUCH. THEY ARE VERY LOYAL TO THE BANDS THEY LISTEN TO. IT IS VERY CLOSE KNIT SCENE. I GUESS FASHION IS A BIG STATEMENT ALSO IN OUR SCENE. GOES HAND IN HAND WITH THE USIC. HAIRDOOS ALSO ...

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12. Over the Next year what are you looking forward to the most? MAKING MUSIC AND TOURING ...DRUGS, MONEY AND SEX ... 13. Any interesting stories about life on the road? TOO MANY AND SO LITTLE TIME TO TELL YOU!!!

, 14. Thank you for Taking the time to speak to the readers, feel free to comment on anything that you would like. BUY THE NEW DANNY DIABLO RECORD OUT NOW ON STILLBORNIILL-ROC RECORDS ... WWW.DANNYDIABLO.COM AND WWW.LORDEZECWORLD.COM "DANNY DIABLO A.K.A. LORD EZEC" VOLUME #2 LOOK OUT FOR THE NEW DANNY DIABLO VIDEO FEATURING THE SHOTBLOCKERS .... WWW.ICEPICKHARDCORE.COM WWW.SHOTBLOCKERS.NETILIKE TO SAY REST IN PEACE ERNIE CORTEZ I MISS YOU BROTHER!!! O.B.H.C. WHAT UP TO KEV ONE. .. MINUS ... AND ALL MY BIKER FRIENDS OUT THERE. ..TO THE WHOLE D.M.S.CREW , I LOVE YOU ALL. ..DANNY DIABLO FULL LEG NTH COMING OUT THIS FALL ON LASALLE RECORDS ...WHAT UP JAY REASON .... PEACE TO AJAX AND KOMODO ... AND TOPAZ ..

Carry-on to play Final Show:
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Perhaps following Stay Gold's lead, Carry On will play two fmal shows this summer. According to the band, "We never got a chance to playa last show and it was been eating away at us since our last performance on December 8th 2001. We all have been wanting closure over the last few years and now we have the chance to play our last show ever." As such, the group (Corey Williams, Todd Jones, Ryan George, Lucas McFadden, Greg Bacon) will perform on July 1st and 2nd at the Showcase Theatre in Corona, CA. Opening bands will be announced shortly, though Champion has already been confirmed for both shows.

Michiga~ in Cloud City
Michigan Based Noise Core groupIndrid, plan to hit Cloud City Studios (Walls of Jericho, Black Dahlia Murder) to record a six to seven song E.P. The effort is to see a mid June release date. Also make sure to check out Indrid's Guitar player (Chantal) on the New Nain Rouge CD as well. Indrid is also getting ready to hit the road this summer for a Mid West and East Coast tour with If he Dies he Dies, and the Human Wick Effect. For more Information go to: www.indrid.net

Cannae have now finished tracking their new album, which has been titled "Gold Becomes Sacrifice." The effort was recorded by .Jascn Sueco at Audio hammer Studios in Sanford, FL and will be mastered in the coming weeks by Jim Morris at Morrisound Recording in Tampa. Notably, the album features a guest guitar solo by James Murphy (of Death and Obituary fame). Look for the release to hit stores this summer via Prosthetic Records.

Destined To Fight
Embark into Mike Lambert Studios to record a four song E.P. entitled "Missing in Action." Look for a release April 9th on Forever True Records. For more information go to: http://destined2fight.cjb.net
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Forging a Demo
Local based band Forging a Memory headed into the studio February 2ih to record a new Demo. All tracks are done with the exception of vocals. Look for a mid April release date. For more information on the release go to: www.LeftinRuin.com

Facedown Records signs Inked in Blood
Oregon's Inked In Blood have officially signed with F~cedown Records. The group has previously released material WIth Facedown im~rint, Strike First Records, and will release their debut ful~-length this ~all. The album will be recorded this summer at an undisclosed studio.

Night of the Long Vans
Lewiston based Metalcore band Night of the Long knives is still looking for a tour van. If you happen to have one, know where they could get one, or want to donate to the cause please get a hold of the van. Night of the Long Knives is also planning on hitting Self Recording Studios (Craig Kyllonen) to record a three to four song demo. Look for their Effort to be released in June.

Hatbreed in Studio
Hatebreed have made plans to enter the studio around Mav/June to . begin working on their next album. A fall release is expected, Hatebreed is also tapped to Play New England Metal and Hardcore Festival.

Jules Vern Set to Record
Maine Based Metalcore band Jules Vern hits the Studio May 21 st record a 3 song demo, so keep your eyes peeled in the future for
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Forever True Records, looking for bands for comp:
Forever True Records is looking for bands that want to be added to an upcoming cornp. Interested bands must have there songs already recorded. This comp will be passed out at a lot of up coming shows (some big ones). Each band will be given a few copys to do with whatever they want. Were just trying to help the scene out. There will be bands from across the country on this comp so ... get your band heard! Contact us at: j~ ,;'\._ i:Jo!Cl'.::s:_()r~I~,(iJ].(1mili! .C0111 for any more info.
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Old school hardcore band Bold have reunited. As you may recall, the band released material with Revelation Records in the late-80s. The group will play several one-off shows (their first since 1989) and tentatively plan to write and record a new album.

Trial to play Re-Union Show:
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Seminal hardcore band Trial are apparently planning a reunion show. The Seattle group released an album with Equal Vision Records in 1999, breaking up shortly thereafter. The performance, which has yet to be scheduled, will feature Timm McIntosh (guitar), Greg Bennick (vocals), Nick Platter (drums), and Brian Redman (bass). Guitarist Josh Freer has yet to confirm his involvement. Here's what guitarist McIntosh has to say about the development: "I know that everyone, including us, thought that it would never happen. Sometimes, things get blown out of proportion and the rumors grow into something bigger than they actually are. Greg and I never hated each other, we had difficult times like any band does, but it could never kill the friendship that we've had since I met him at the Inside Out show in 1993. We were friends before Trial, and we'll be friends long after this reunion ... Because all of our schedules are hectic at the moment, it will have to be in between all of our projects. I don't know when it will happen, but more than likely, the soonest would probably be fall. This summer is filled with reunions, and that almost makes us think that waiting until next year might be a better idea. Either way, there will be one more Trial show in the future. I hope this clears the rumors, there's nothing more or less to this. So speculation is unnecessary."

Ferret Records has collaborated with others to work on an AntiOzzfest tour. Although there are no dates yet, the line up looks like this: Clutch, Opeth, Poison the Well, Norma Jean, Terror, Unearth, All that Remains, Gwar, Fear Before the March of Flames, Madball, High on Fire, Strapping Young Lad. For more info go to: www.Soundsoftheundergroundtour.com

New York Beatdown Festival:
Beatdownfest 2005 is slated to take place on April 8th at the East Coast Terminal Skatepark in Johnson City, NY. Tickets will be $12 at the doors, which open at 4 PM. Here's the line-up: Sworn Enemy, 100 Demons, Shattered Realm, Break Your Face, The Classic Struggle, Strength For A Reason ,Back OfTha Neck, Swear T01God, CDC, Recon Any Last, Words Escape Grace, Summer's End,

Really Chaotic Productions:
April S'", 2005 The kave Bucksport, Maine $15 Advance $17 DOS Cryptopsy (wi Lord Worm), Porphyria, Lifeless, Your Funeral +2 TBA April 17th, 2005 The Kave Bucksport, Maine 6:00pm $ 8.00 All ages BLACK .~ 100 Demons, Donnybrook!, Colin of Arabia, Stand or Fall, Our PROOU( Last Stand
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May 10th, 2005 The Kave Bucksport, ME 6:00pm

June is", 2005 The Kave Bucksport, Maine 6:00pm $10 The Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza, My Bitter End, Forging a Memory, Jules Vern

The Kave Bucksport, Maine 6:00pm $15.00 advance $17.00 D.O.S. All ages Agnostic Front, Full Blown Chaos, Champion, Martyr AD.

Compound Crew Productions:
April 9th, 2005 The Station Portland, Me 6:00pm Murphy's Law, Attitude , Stand or Fall ,more and

April 16th, 2005 The Station Portland, Me 6:00pm D(arkb~ster, Blue Bloods, Covered in Bees Lunch M Th Re-uruon), Far from Finished ' oney ugs

June 18th, 2005 The Kave Bucksport, Maine 6:00pm $10 The Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza, My Bitter End, Forging a Memory, Jules Vern

The Kave Bucksport, Maine 6:00pm $15.00 advance $17.00 D.O.S. All ages Agnostic Front, Full Blown Chaos, Champion, Martyr AD.

Compound Crew Productions:
April 9th, 2005 The Station Portland, Me 6:00pm Murphy's Law, Attitude , Stand or Fall ,more and

April 16th, 2005 The Station Portland, Me 6:00pm D(arkb~ster, Blue Bloods, Covered in Bees Lunch M Th Re-umon), Far from Finished ' oney ugs

June 18th, 2005 The Station Portland, Me 6:00pm Slapshot, for the worse, Stand or Fall, Our Last Stand, Destined 2 Thousand Yard Stare, Covered in Bees

Backlash Productions:
The charity show booked for March iz" 2005 will be reschedualed for later this summer. Info will be published as I get it. April 30th, 2005 The Kave .Bucksport, Me 6:00pm Over the Top, Forging a Memory, Inbound, Night of the Long Knives + more

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After receiving the demo full length in the mail, I really wasn't sure what to think. I thought it was going to be a straight \, onslaught of Norwegian Black Metal or something. What I got was ' a Five piece Vegan Straight Edge Metalcore band out of Europe:" This 11 song cd runs about 40 minutes long or so, and is full of heavy chunky guitar riffs, Hardcore style vocals, and enough breakdowns to hold over any metalcore kid. Over all this band is nothing original, and just seems to be the bastard child of Bleeding Through and Heaven Shall Burn. Maroon seems to take aspects of all kinds of heavy music finding similar riffs and beats in the music as compared to Hatebreed, Bleeding Through, and at times Morbid Angel. Over all the Album is nothing special, and nothing to get excited about. Reccmended Tracks: Chosenfate, The Worlds Havoc

Cheech, Over the Top, Essence of Pain, Hang em High, Kathy Findly and the Kave, Frankie and Death Before Dishonor, Justin and Bogus Rendition, Mark Nason and WHSN for all the free loot, Dave and Xact Records, Scott and Night of the Long Knives, Mikey and Forging a Memory, John and Brent of Inbound, Posi Tal, Big Show, xMECx, Lord Ezec and DMS, Bulldoze, Kali Ausplund, Jake and NE Booking, Spit Your Teeth, The Security at Club Pulse, Brooklyn/Queens Kids, Everybody Gets Hurt, Slobberknocked, Dickie and Dut of Your Funeral, Bob and Amaranthus, Therese "Little 9", Wade Grindle, Alec and Abominable, Bullmoose and Newbury Comics, Cindy, Boo and Covered in Bees, Opie and Compound Crew Productions, Ugly and Proud Productions, Brenda and Bliss Productions, Condom Sense, Granny's Burritos, Shawn and the Station, Moosejaw Records, Anyone who sent demos, Stalk and Ground, Stand or Fall, Micah and Lost Glory Records, On the Outside, and finally anyone who bought a copy of this Mag.