So LEUCOSIS has just released two songs via their Bandcamp and they are fucking amazing. This is a message to any label reading this: sign this band because they deserve it and they’re creating some of the most original music coming out right now! All hail Leucosis – listen to their new tunes below!
Kilian Martin is one of the rawest skaters of the modern era. Skating to Kilian Martin is like painting to Dali. He and his partner Brett Novak traveled to India and filmed an amazing visual, check it out below…his skating will leave you saying, damn, this human works magic on a deck…plus Brett’s filming is a perfect match for him…now press play!
I see art in the way that clouds form shapes, I see art in the way that different humans move and I definitely see art in skateboarding. Mark Gonzales might be the most artistic skater I know because of the lines that he see that no one else would think of. This is really evident in the 1991 BLIND visual “Video Days” where he skates to a jazz soundtrack. Spike Jonze created a film that will go down in history and will never become dated. All of the skaters in “Video Days” show and prove without a doubt! So check out this blast from the mother fucking past…All Hail the GONZ!!!
One of the coolest things in the world is to see your friends’ dreams come true! This is exactly the case for Dan Clements of EXCEL. As young kids growing up in Venice, even before we discovered hardcore, we would skate together. Then something happened: we both got into punk around the same time and became a part of the Suicidal scene that was happening around us. Then he and his homies started Chaotic Noise, which later would become the almighty EXCEL. When Shaun Ross joined, this band really started to kill shit during the mid 80′s. When you listen to EXCEL’s lyrics you can hear that they were before their time. It was a sad day when this band called it quits. The good news is that EXCEL has reunited and will be performing at the RVCA store on Fairfax this Saturday, March 30th at 7pm. This is going to be an epic show, I am looking forward to seeing many heads that I used to terrorize Venice with. So for everyone who will not be in Los Angeles this weekend, check out some sick footage after the jump! Suicidal Boyz for life!
DUE TO THE OVERWHELMING RESPONSE WE’VE HAD ABOUT THE EXCEL SHOW, WE WILL BE LIMITING ENTRY TO 70 PEOPLE AND YOU MUST RSVP TO ATTEND. EMAIL STORES@RVCA.COM TO GET ON THE GUEST LIST.
I remember skating before grip tape existed, and I remember when it died its first death. My favorite memories of the sport that changed my life were during the 80′s. The reason being is this was when street skating started to take over, which leveled the skating field. Some of the raddest skaters came from my hood so it was cool seeing them do their thing. One contest that brought them all together was Savannah Slamma. Everyone represented: Neil Blender, Steve Caballero, Chris Cook, Sam Cunningham, Bill Danforth, Gary Scott Davis, Adrian Demain, Eric Dressen, Eddie “El Gato” Elguera, Mark Gonzales, Claus Grabke, John Grigley, Tommy Guerrero, Tony Hawk, Christian Hosoi, Bryce Kanights, Natas Kaupas, Jeff Kendall, Johnee Kop, John Lucero, Jesse Martinez and the list goes fucking on! Now tune into one of the 1st skating contests ever, the Savannah Slamma, after the jump!
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Writer Sam McGuire presents an eye-opening profile of skateboarder Hillary Thompson for Jenkem Magazine that captures the ever-changing obstacles that those in the LGBT face in the world of sports. Noting the struggle of being true to herself, the editorial spans many of the universal human emotions that sports offers and notes “many times, when people transition they feel the need to shed previous gender habits. Some people do it for survival and some out of societal pressures but Hillary’s desire to skate helped her ignore all of this and she picked up her board again.” While a choice excerpt appears after the jump, head over to Jenkem Magazine to read the enthralling editorial in its entirety.
Hands motherfucking down, KILIAN MARTIN is one of the most exciting skaters on a deck right now. When I watch him skate, it never seems like he is doing for sponsors, it’s because he wants to inject a sense of art into skateboarding. Check out his new short film directed by Brett Novak entitled “Internal Departure” and you will see that this dude is really on some next shit! So after the jump peep the sickest skate video you might see all year!
ZOM is releasing a new 7 inch EP entitled Multiversal Holocaust via Iron Bonehead Productions sometime in the very near future. This fucking unholy and unreal record might be one of the most important death metal releases to come out this year. I have a feeling Multiversal Holocaust is going to do the same thing that the ZOM demo did – sell out as quick as fuck!!! Personally, I have been blasting it nonstop, and now it’s your turn because we are streaming it below! Do yourself a favor and make sure to buy this as soon as it comes out because they will not last long…all hail ZOM!