MIRACLE DRUG TEASER POSTED

MIRACLE DRUG TEASER POSTED

WAR Records has issued a trailer and preorders for the How Much Is Enough debut EP from MIRACLE DRUG-- the Louisville-based outfit uniting a cast of hardcore veterans hailing from the likes of Mouthpiece, Supertouch, By The Grace Of God, C.R., and more – as the record is confirmed for release on July 21st.MIRACLE DRUG has also announced new tour dates, including a performance at this year’s massive This Is Hardcore.

With a sound that spans different generations of hardcore, MIRACLE DRUG puts their own spin on a sound crafted in the ‘80s by bands like Swiz and Dag Nasty, mixing it with a more chaotic and noisy brand of hardcore played by such ‘90s hardcore bands as Sparkmarker, 108, Refused, and Threadbare. How Much is Enough is MIRACLE DRUG at their best, focused, energetic, and most of all a breath of fresh air in a sometimes-stagnant scene.

Get your first taste of the new MIRACLE DRUG debut with the killer new trailer RIGHT HERE.

Read More

MIRACLE DRUG SIGN TO WAR RECORDS

MIRACLE DRUG SIGN TO WAR RECORDS

WAR Records welcomes Louisville, Kentucky-based hardcore outfit MIRACLE DRUG to the label’s roster, and announces the upcoming release of the band’s newly-completed How Much Is Enough EP.

Right here. Right now. MIRACLE DRUG prefers to live in the present, existing in the moment, channeling the experiences of the past through the energy and excitement of the future. It should come as no surprise that there is a subtle familiarity in the band’s sound, as the lineup is comprised of current and former members of notable hardcore acts Mouthpiece, Supertouch, By The Grace Of God, and C.R. After a well-received release of the band’s 2015 demo on New York record label Trip Machine Laboratories, MIRACLE DRUG returned to the studio in the Fall of 2016 to capture its follow-up. Recorded by Will Allard (Xerxes, Whips/Chains) at his studio Dot Complex in Louisville, How Much is Enough is a five-song blast of raw, aggressive, yet melodic-tinged hardcore that should satisfy both fans of the early Revelation Records catalog and late ‘80s D.C. hardcore.

With a sound that spans different generations of hardcore, MIRACLE DRUG puts their own spin on a sound crafted in the ‘80s by bands like Swiz and Dag Nasty, mixing it with a more chaotic and noisy brand of hardcore played by such ‘90s hardcore bands as Sparkmarker, 108, Refused, and Threadbare. How Much is Enough is MIRACLE DRUG at their best, focused, energetic, and most of all a breath of fresh air in a sometimes-stagnant scene.

Issues guitarist Matt Wieder, “We’re really excited to work with WAR Records. We’ve all known Andrew for years and came up in the all ages hardcore scene at the same time. It feels really natural to work with a label that totally understands what we’re about and where we’re coming from. The new EP is exciting for us as well, because the songs are much more of a complete band effort. The 2015 demo was literally the first four songs we wrote. Some of them were written before we had even asked Bricks to sing for us.  I’m pretty sure we recorded it before we had ever played a show. How Much Is Enough came together after playing a year-and-a-half of shows, and feels like a more refined representation of our sound and us as a band.”

Offers WAR Records owner/Strife guitarist Andrew Kline, “I am very excited to be working with MIRACLE DRUG to release their upcoming EP, How Much Is Enough. I have been friends with a few of the guys in the band for a long time, as well as a fan of most of their bands over the years. When I heard the new stuff, I was blown away. The music definitely channels some of my favorite bands of the past, while still sounding current. MIRACLE DRUG is proof that hardcore can’t be confined to a box, and I love that!”

Look for How Much is Enough to be released this Summer as a 12” EP and digitally through WAR Records. Stand by for the confirmed street date, cover art, audio samples, and more on the EP to be released shortly.

MIRACLE DRUG has booked several hometown shows, with more touring in support of the new EP to be announced.

MIRACLE DRUG Live:
4/07/2017 Trixie’s – Louisville, KY w/ Zao, Cult Killer
4/26/2017 Spinelli’s – Louisville, KY w/ Mortality Rate, Wicked Garden, Transgression

MIRACLE DRUG:
Bricks Avalon – Vocals
Matt Wieder – Guitar
Jeremy Holehan – Bass
Thommy Browne – Drums

Read More

SMASH RACISM BENEFIT SHIRT

SMASH RACISM BENEFIT SHIRT

Brand new "Smash Racism" shirt!

100% of the proceeds of this shirt will benefit the ACLU.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is a nonpartisan, non-profit, organization whose stated mission is "to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.

2 Sided, printed on Alstyle. Designed by Linas Garsys.

Order HERE!

Read More

PIECE BY PIECE "GO DIE" EUROPEAN TOUR

PIECE BY PIECE "GO DIE" EUROPEAN TOUR

PIECE BY PIECE WILL BE HITTING EUROPE IN JANUARY! DATES BELOW! GO DIE!

11.01. ANTWERPEN – KAVKA (BELGIUM)
12.01. AACHEN - KINGZ CORNER (GERMANY)
13.01. BERLIN – CASSIOPEIA (GERMANY) + BROKEN TEETH
14.01. ROSTOCK – JAZ (GERMANY) + BROKEN TEETH
15.01. HAARLEM – PATRONAAT (NETHERLANDS)
17.01. BERCHTESGADEN – KUCKUCKSNEST (GERMANY)
18.01. BUDAPEST – DÜRER KERT (HUNGARY)
19.01. PRAG – KLUB BUBEN (CZECH REPUBLIC)
20.01. WARSCHAU – POGLOS (POLAND)
21.01. DRESDEN – EVENTWERK (GERMANY)  EMP PERSISTENCE TOUR

Read More

REALITY SLAP PREMIERS "LIMITLESS" VIDEO

REALITY SLAP PREMIERS "LIMITLESS" VIDEO

Portuguese hardcore band REALITY SLAP has just posted the lead single from their impendingLimitless EP, approaching release through WAR Records in January. The new track has been premiered through a video for the title track for the record at New Noise Magazine.

 

REALITY SLAP vocalist Johnny issues with the new video, "'Limitless' is the first video for the new EP. We wanted to get a little trippy and show a bit of the vibe of our new sound. The DIY spirit is always present in everything we do, it's a very important side of this scene so we got our hands dirty and did everything ourselves at [drummer] Tiago's house in one afternoon. We have a thing about trashing houses while playing music as everyone can see when we played a show at our friend's flat and recorded a video for 'The End'."

 

Adds WAR Records founder Andrew Kline (Strife), "I'm excited to be working with REALITY SLAP to release Limitless... The first time I heard the EP I was blown away. Hardcore kids need to look beyond their borders and see that there are great bands coming from all corners of the world. I really think that REALITY SLAP is the band that can bridge that gap and really wave the flag for the European and worldwide hardcore scene."

 

Tune in to New Noise Magazine to see REALITY SLEEP's "Limitless" videoRIGHT HERE.

 

Additional videos from the album will be released in the weeks ahead.

 

WAR Records will issue Limitless on vinyl, CD, and digital on January 13th, 2017. Preorders have been posted this week, the iTunes preorder including an immediate download of the song "Limitless." Find iTunes preorders HERE and see colored vinyl and bundles at WAR Records HERE.

 

REALITY SLAP has also been confirmed to take part in You Are Part Of This Tour 2017, a massive hardcore tour set to raid Europe in February, the package also including, Deez Nuts, Comeback Kid, First Blood, Hellions, Risk It, and Get The Shot.

 

REALITY SLAP - You Are Part Of This Tour 2017

w/ Deez Nuts, Comeback Kid, First Blood, Hellions, Risk It, Get The Shot

2/03/2017 Posthalle - Würzburg, DE* [tickets]

2/04/2017 Felsenkeller - Leipzig, DE* [tickets]

2/05/2017 Arena - Wien, AT* [tickets]

2/06/2017 Dürer Kert - Budapest, HU [tickets]

2/07/2017 Backstage Werk - München, DE [tickets]

2/08/2017 SO 36 - Berlin, DE [tickets]

2/09/2017 Dynamo - Zürich, CH [tickets]

2/10/2017 NCO Club - Karlsruhe, DE [tickets]

2/11/2017 Day Of Hardcore Festival - Angouleme, FR [tickets]

2/12/2017 Muziekodroom - Hasselt, DE [tickets]

2/13/2017 Mama Roux's - Birmingham, UK [tickets]

2/14/2017 Sound Control - Manchester, UK [tickets]

2/15/2017 Islington Academy - London, UK [tickets]

2/16/2017 Dyanmo - Eindhoven, NL [tickets]

2/17/2017 Grünspann - Hamburg, DE [tickets]

2/18/2017 Essigfabrik - Köln, DE [tickets]

Read More

CITY KEYS - TIP THE SCALE

CITY KEYS - TIP THE SCALE

Born out of the ashes of former Scandinavian tour machine ANCHOR, a new straight edge hardcore vessel rises: CITY KEYS (slang for bolt cutter). The members carry a history of being in bands with relentless touring and recording ethics such as GUST, I AM HUNGER, IRON and former common band, ANCHOR.

TIP THE SCALE is a taste of what’s to come from this new band. 4 tracks clocking in at just under 12 minutes, a raw mix of heavy riffs, dark harmonies and sociopolitical and personal fueled rage influenced by equal amounts of American hardcore as of Swedish classic metal and punk.  

Recorded 15.000km apart with instrumental sessions taking place in Melbourne, Australia and vocals taken care of in Malmö, Sweden. Guest appearances by Johannes Persson from CULT OF LUNA and Daniel Austin of DIE YOUNG.

Recorded and mixed by Fred Hunger (FVCK LIFE STUDIOS) and mastered by Brad Boatright (AUDIOSIEGE).

Limited edition cassette available through WAR RECORDS the 21ST of October 2016. 

Read More

REALITY SLAP - LIMITLESS PRESS RELEASE

REALITY SLAP - LIMITLESS PRESS RELEASE

Portuguese hardcore outfit REALITY SLAP has signed with WAR Records, founded by Andrew Kline of Strife, for the release of their impending Limitless EP.

Coming straight out of the streets of Lisbon, Portugal, REALITY SLAP is ready to show world that great hardcore music exists beyond the confines of the United States. Reality Slap combine the best of old school aggressive sounds with modern groove based hardcore vibe. Their songs are full of fast riffs, heavy grooves, and they always pack a punch.

A trailer previewing Limitless has been issued; check it out RIGHT HERE.

The members of REALITY SLAP are no strangers to the punk and hardcore scene. Collectively, they have been touring across Europe in their previous bands before forming and hitting the touring circuit as REALITY SLAP in 2009. After the release of their demo and first EP in 2009, they recorded and released their first full-length album Necks & Ropes in 2012, the album featuring appearances from Justice Tripp (Trapped Under Ice, Angel Du$t) and Winston McCall (Parkway Drive).

In 2016 REALITY SLAP signed to WAR Records, owned by Andrew Kline of Los Angeles hardcore band, Strife. The band refined their sound and recorded their strongest material to date, Limitless, at Eyeball Studios in Portugal. Limitless bridges the gap between the old and the new, merging the enduring influence of DMIZE, Outburst, Breakdown, Cro-Mags, and Bad Brains mixed with modern bands like Turnstile, Backtrack, Down to Nothing, No Warning, and Terror.

Limitless is set to be released in the Fall of 2016 on WAR Records… Prepare to get slapped by reality! An official release date, further audio previews, tour dates and more will be posted in the coming days.

Read More

STRIFE "INCISION" EUROPEAN TOUR 2016

STRIFE "INCISION" EUROPEAN TOUR 2016

M.A.D. Tourbooking and WAR Records presents:
Strife "Incision" European Tour 2016

Watch the video trailer here!

JUNE 2016
17 JUN LE HAVRE – L’ESCALE (FRANCE)
18 JUN CLISSON - HELLFEST (FRANCE)
19 JUN TOULOUSE – LE SAINT DES SEINS (FRANCE)
20 JUN MARSEILLES – MOLOTOV (FRANCE)
21 JUN MILANO – LOFI (ITALY)
22 JUN BOLOGNA – FREAK OUT CLUB (ITALY)
23 JUN ZÜRICH – WERK21 (SWITZERLAND)
24 JUN MÜNCHEN - BACKSTAGE (GERMANY)
25 JUN GOES – PAKE SAKE (BELGIUM)
26 JUN BRUSSELS – GARCIA LORCA (BELGIUM)
27 JUN KREFELD – MAGNAPOP (GERMANY)
28 JUN GÜTERSLOH - ALTE WEBEREI (GERMANY)
29 JUN GÖTTINGEN - EINSB (GERMANY)
30 JUN VIENNA – ARENA (AUSTRIA)

JULY 2016
1 JUL PRAGUE – 007 (CZECH REPUBLIC)
2 JUL ROITZSCHJORA – WITH FULL FORCE (GERMANY)

http://www.war-rec.com
http://www.mad-tourbooking.de

Read More

PIECE BY PIECE "GO DIE"

PIECE BY PIECE "GO DIE"

WAR Records is excited to announce that we will be releasing a brand new EP from L.A.'s own Piece By Piece. The EP is called "Go Die," and it will be released as a limited edition Flexi!

Piece By Piece was formed by Nick Jett (Terror/Carry On) in the early 2000's shortly after Carry On broke up and Terror was formed.  "Go Die" features PBP's signature mix of pissed off hardcore mixed with melodic punk tendencies.

WAR Records is excited to add Piece By Piece to our growing roster of bands. Release date TBA.

Read More

EAST MEETS WEST 2015

EAST MEETS WEST 2015

Strife will be hitting the road with Madball in November for a short run dubbed "East Meets West 2015"...

Dates and venues below.

Wed Nov 18 - SF - Thee Parkside w/  Domination

Thurs Nov 19 - Sacramento - The Colonyw/ Plead the Fifth plus 1 more TBA

Fri Nov 20th - Vegas - Backstage Bar & Billiards w/ Cold Existence plus 1 more TBA

Sat Nov 21 - Bakersfield - The Gate plus 2 others TBA

Sun Nov 22 - Long Beach - Alex's w/Countime plus 1 more TBA

Mon Nov 23 - Los Angeles - The Viper Room w/ Countime plus 1 more TBA

Tues Nov 24 - San Diego - Soda Barplus 2 others TBA

Read More