80s Hardcore

Way Fucking Intense 1983
BLACK FLAG Performs In
Suicidal Tendencies’ Garage

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

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HEAVY HOUR (((666))) – Featuring
VHOL, UZALA, MANIA, XHOSTAGEX, & GLOAM!

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

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Get your Laugh ON!
The Day My Kid Went Punk
Movie Now Showing!

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

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Sick Raw Punk!!!
ACOUSMA
Self-Titled Tape Review + Footage

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

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T.V. Party… BLACK FLAG
Full 1983 Target Video
Now Showing

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

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CVLT Nation’s
Favorite Tumblr Right Now:
FUCK YEAH, The MISFITS

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

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Obliterations – s/t Review

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

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The Art Of Punk Documentary:
The Story Behind:Dead Kennedys
The Art of Winston Smith
Now Showing!

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

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Walk Among Us…
Rare MISFITS 1982 Full Set
Now Showing!

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

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The Art Of Punk Documentary:
The Story Behind…
The BLACK FLAG Bars
Now Showing!

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

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