REACT! RECORDS NEWS 05/12
- Dead Weight join the REACT! Crew, NWHC EP out soon!
- Anchor Recovery LP out soon
- Noose European tour
- Mindset/Growing Stronger/Tranzmitors pre-orders shipping
DEAD WEIGHT JOIN THE REACT! CREW, NWHC EP OUT SOON
We’re excited to announce that Dead Weight has joined the REACT! Crew. The band was conceived in 2010 by five guys who share a common love for hardcore. The band’s influences range from Agnostic Front to Cro-Mags to Life’s Blood, and much like its New York Hardcore influencers, They’re a band that values honesty above all else; because, without honesty, it’s not hardcore, it’s just heavy music. Dead Weight is not a NYHC rehash band. Dead Weight is a NWHC band and exists to fly that flag.
Their new EP NWHC is four songs of raging Accused-style speed-picked hardcore, combined with the NYHC influence of bands like Cro-Mags and Sick of it All, and oi!-inspired vocal styles of bands like Negative FX and Life’s Blood. I’ve listened to it non-stop since I got it, and I gotta say DAMN this EP is seriously badass! You can listen to two NEW SONGs here:http://reactrecords.bandcamp.com/album/ ... ght-s-t-ep
Pre-orders will go up in early June, and the record release show will be at this year’s Rainfest on May 25-27th at Neumos in Seattle.
Get your mind in the internet game and check them out:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dead-Wei ... 1153944971
ANCHOR RECOVERY LP OUT SOON!
You know, sometimes I look at the REACT! Roster and think, “Man this is beyond dope, I love every band on here”. Oh shit, here comes another band that makes me beyond excited about HC. Anchor is a hardcore band with members spread out all over Scandinavia, yet keeping up a relentless tour schedule, always with an urge to do and see more. I’ve know these guys for years and have the deepest respect for their message, passion, and integrity so I’m amped to have them on the label.
Recovery is Anchor's second full length, and the band’s debut release on React! records. This is the North American version of the album, with the European version already out on Refuse Records. Call it 90's hardcore if you will, and you might be right, but there are hints here and there of the Scandinavian heritage. Weather it's a catchy melody a'la Millencolin, or a crushing riff flirting more with the Swedish death metal scene than anything else, Anchor is bringing it all together nicely on this LP. Layout by Kalle Garmark. Check out two songs from Recovery at the REACT! Bandcamp page:http://reactrecords.bandcamp.com
Pre-orders will go up in early June with the Dead Weight EP.
Check them out here:
NOOSE EUROPEAN TOUR
Noose is awesome! I back their message, and the way they say it. It’s funny how watered down bands can be sometimes because they want to be popular, get on whackage deal tours, and generally fit in. Noose on the other hand is like that weird dude at the party that says outrageous things and bums people out. Hell, they actually ARE those people. Zero care about being popular, they’re a no apologies Vegan Straight Edge band from Chicago and it doesn’t hurt that they are seriously great. Both REACT! EPs are amazing, and they have a new one coming out on Refuse Records that I’m sure will upset the sensitive, get true core fiends psyched, and result in having some lyrics quoted in regrettable hand and throat tattoos.
Beyond their new EP on Refuse they’ll also have a special press of The War of All Against All EP limited to 200 copies on purple vinyl with screened covers. Someone inform Ebay that some stuff is gonna happen. Anyway, here are the dates:
24.05. Poland, Szczecin
29.05. Czech Republic, Praha
30.05.Serbia, Novi Sad
4.06. Italy, Milan
6.06. Italy, Roma
15.06. Belgium, Ostend
16.06. UK, Brighton
U R MOSHIN’ and if you’re not yet then check them out on the REACT! Bandcamp.
MINDSET/GROWING STRONGER/TRANZMITORS PRE-ORDERS SHIPPING!
Oh hell yes! These releases start shipping next week. If you haven’t gotten them yet then I don’t know what to tell you. I feel like, “Go get them now” doesn’t really capture how I feel about it, so I’ll think about it and get back to you However, in the meantime go get them now.