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The other day I found this gem of a photo zine online called TERMINALLY STUPID #6 – DIVING WITH YOUR BOOTS ON 1985. It’s a collection of photos from at least 50 bands. This zine sheds light on what was happening in Vancouver and Toronto at the time, but it

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In 1983, BLACK FLAG were on some next shit and did not give a fuck about trying to fit into a musical box! This was totally evident when they performed in Suicidal Tendencies’ Mike Muir’s garage. This footage captures how bugged out the band was by then, and how they

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I’ve captured a bunch of killer bands performing recently that I’d like to share with you on this edition of The Heavy Hour. Featured first, is VHOL, from San Francisco, California. They play Metal shaped with influences in 80’s Black Metal, Discharge Worship and the Grey Metal sound that the

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The ABC After School Special from 1987 titled The Day My Kid Went Punk brings back so many memories about how misunderstood kids were in the 80’s. This absurd film was made during a time when a youngster getting into punk could get them sent to a boot camp. Watch

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Canadian hardcore band Acousma have really set the bar high with their self-titled cassette EP released this past May. This tape is gritty, raw and completely mosh-worthy, falling somewhere between the blasting stomps of Ceremony circa 2008 and the evil mid-tempo groove of Hoax. The band recorded these six songs

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80s HardcoreFilmMusicMusic Videos

In 1983, there weren’t very many ways to see hardcore on TV, and not too many people were documenting this subculture on film. We did have Target Video from San Francisco and they knew how to combine live footage that was filmed in their studios with weird archival footage to

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The Misfits featuring Danzig on vocals is one of my all time favourite bands. I got to see them perform a couple of songs at the Black Flack Reunion show at the Santa Monica Civic in 1983, and I’m still wishing I had seen their full set. This is a

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80s HardcoreCrustMusicReviews

How much chaos can you fit in eight and a half minutes? Well, according to Obliterations’s debut EP, a fair fucking bit. The four songs found here are anthems of mayhem and disorder, wrapped in an inexplicable amount of anger and raw energy. The clue is that even though the

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I just spent 14 minutes watching another inspiring episode of The Art Of Punk, this one about the story behind the Dead Kennedy‘s logo & the art of Winston Smith. One of my best New Year’s Eves ever happened in 1984 – it was a Dead Kennedy’s gig and they

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For now and forever, The Misfits are one of my favorite bands. They are blasted a least once a week in CVLT Nation HQ. I recently found this killer full set of them performing in Los Angeles in 1982. This is a must-see video for any Misfits fan – on

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80s HardcoreDocumentariesMusic

What was the sign of a good hardcore logo during the 80’s? If kids could write it out themselves on their notebooks, tees, shoes etc…then you knew you had a winner. One of the most iconic logos ever has to be the Black Flag bars. Our homie Bryan Ray Turcotte

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Every time I think that I’ve heard it all, that there are no more exciting bands and that there’s nothing happening anymore in Germany’s Hardcore scene, a band like NOTHING comes around and proves me wrong. Without warning, Berlin’s NOTHING (not to be confused with the shoegaze Nothing from Philly

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