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1998’s top 15 punk albums simultaneously changed and preserved the form
1998’s top 15 punk albums simultaneously changed and preserved the form
Top 15 punk albums of 1998? You’d be forgiven for thinking that there weren’t any in the year the Bill Clinton/Monica Lewinsky scandal dominated the news. A quick perusal of Billboard’s Hot 100 singles of the year sees domination by several R&B (Destiny’s Child, Janet Jackson, Usher, Mariah Carey) or hip-hop (Puff Daddy, Master P, Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliott) acts. Neo-country artists Shania..
Here’s how Hatebreed rediscovered their purpose on ‘Weight Of The False Self’
Here’s how Hatebreed rediscovered their purpose on ‘Weight Of The False Self’
Four years on from releasing their seventh album, The Concrete Confessional, Hatebreed were supposed to be returning this year with their follow-up. That all changed when the coronavirus pandemic turned the world upside down.   They postponed their touring plans with Parkway Drive. They del...
The best punk albums of 1984 were leaner, meaner and so much weirder
The best punk albums of 1984 were leaner, meaner and so much weirder
The Sex Pistols may have cheerfully sang "No future for you" back in 1977. But in the '80s, an entire generation lived in fear that America and Russia would lob nuclear warheads at each other, making for a really MAD time. It's only fitting that as American politics got more conservative, the underground would dig in its heels in protest...
Here are the 10 most influential bands of hardcore
Here are the 10 most influential bands of hardcore
Hardcore has gone through countless stylistic changes since its inception and has inspired a variety of movements within music. Whether it’s the early veterans of the genre such as Black Flag or later acts who spawned metalcore and heavier subgenres by branching off hardcore such as Converge, these pioneers have been repeatedly used as an influence for the structure of certain movements—and their
These 14 punk albums of 1984 made the year heavier and meaner
These 14 punk albums of 1984 made the year heavier and meaner
First, some background about the motives of punk albums of 1984. Jello Biafra, in the Dead Kennedys' masterly 1979 debut single “California Über Alles,” predicted 1984 as the year presidential hopeful Jerry Brown's “suede/denim secret police” would be “knock-knock(ing) at your front door” to haul “your uncool niece” to a reeducation camp because “Zen fascists (would) control you.” He couldn't have
Welcome to Rockville 2020 has Disturbed, MIW and more joining Metallica
Welcome to Rockville 2020 has Disturbed, MIW and more joining Metallica
The Welcome to Rockville lineup is officially here and it is amazing. In addition to Metallica playing two different sets over two different nights, fans are also treated to the likes some of the most legendary acts in rock. This Danny Wimmer Presents Welcome to Rockville will take place at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL...
Epicenter 2020 lineup has Papa Roach, I Prevail, more joining Metallica
Epicenter 2020 lineup has Papa Roach, I Prevail, more joining Metallica
Epicenter is back and louder than ever with the release of its 2020 festival lineup. The three-day music festival features an enormous array of top rock groups performing on four different stages.  As previously announced, Metallica will exclusively headline all five of Danny Wimmer Presents’ hard rock festivals in 2020, with Epicenter being the first. They will perf...
Weekly radio show aims to bring hardcore punk to broader audience
Weekly radio show aims to bring hardcore punk to broader audience
New York award-winning film studio A24 launched its first episode of Green Room Radio (GRR!) this week. The new online punk rock radio show is hosted by hardcore scholar Tony Rettman—author of NYHC: New York Hardcore 1980-1990. The radio show features a programming format of intimate interviews, anecdotes and a rotating playlist to bring hardcore punk to a broader audience. The ...
The 10 most important hardcore albums, according to Terror’s Scott Vogel
The 10 most important hardcore albums, according to Terror’s Scott Vogel
Scott Vogel of Terror picked his top ten hardcore albums of all time to share with AP readers.  1. and 2. = TIE  AGNOSTIC FRONT: Victim In Pain, 1984 (Download this: “Victim In Pain”) WARZONE: Don't Forget The Struggle, Don't Forget The Streets 1987 (Download this: “Fuck Your Attitude”)  When I was first being introduced to underground music and still searching for my path, I was handed a dubbed c
“It’s a story that needs to be told”—’Godfathers Of Hardcore’ director on capturing Agnostic Front
“It’s a story that needs to be told”—’Godfathers Of Hardcore’ director on capturing Agnostic Front
While New York City’s brand of punk rock was built in the late ‘70s on scummy, sexy, cool, its story didn’t stop when the marquee names became famous and outgrew CBGB. The Velvet Underground, Ramones, Talking Heads and Blondie are the stars on the pre-distressed T-shirts lining the racks at department stores, but the voice that carried on was formed not by transients or art school kids but by the
Exclusive Interview: Agnostic Front’s Roger Miret on his hardcore past and future plans
Exclusive Interview: Agnostic Front’s Roger Miret on his hardcore past and future plans
Earlier this year, AP talked to Roger Miret to talk about the new Roger Miret And The Disasters album, Gotta Get Up Now. The conversation also covered his history before and after he became a hardcore legend as the singer of Agnostic Front—from being raised by Cuban immigrant parents in infamously seedy 1970s New York City to growing up a little too tough for his own good, which led to the felon
Agnostic Front, The Mongoloids and Naysayer announce tour
Agnostic Front, The Mongoloids and Naysayer announce tour
Agnostic Front has announced a headlining tour of North America with support from The Mongoloids and Naysayer. Check out the dates below. 09/06/11 San Diego, CA Brick By Brick 09/08/11 Hollywood, CA The Key Club 09/09/11 San Francisco, CA Thee Parkside 09/10/11 Sacramento, CA The Distillery 09/11/11 Lancaster, CA Bamboo 09/12/11 Las Vegas, NV Cheyenne Saloon 09/13/11 Salt Lake City, UT Bu