When it comes to hardcore bands, there are few, if any, bigger and more important than the legendary Agnostic Front. Every time i've seen them play, they destroy the place. As busy as he is, Mike Gallo (bass) was kind enough to participate in this series. They've got a new record out that you can get here and a new 7inch, that you can get here.
If you are from Switzerland and like hardcore music, there's a fair chance you've heard of Cataract. They are legendary in these parts and have a loyal following around the world. Ricky, their drummer is a solid dude who now plays in Safe State and runs a record label called Grim Reality Records. He also jocked Coroner, so he gets mad props for that.
Crossed Keys are the kind of band that write songs that get stuck in your head for days. I dare you to listen to "Times Of Grace"(track 1 off their new 12" Saviors which you can purchase here...) and not want to jump through your fucking living room ceiling and high 5 yourself (or upstairs neighbour) because it's just that good.
For this one, I've renamed the segment for obvious reasons. They are in a righteous Sydney band (my home town, yeah) called Idle Threat. If you like melodic/technical punk like A Wilhelm Scream, No Trigger, Propagandhi and Strike Anywhere, go wrap your ears around them on bandcamp. They've put out an album and are apparently done with a new EP produced by Jay Frenzal. Ideally, this would've coincided with that release, but i can't keep waiting forever, so here's some questions they answered.
Well, this is definitely a "holyshit" moment if ever there was one. Be Well, comprised of Brian McTernan (Battery/producer of the most classic records in hardcore), Aaron Dalbec (Bane, Only Crime, Converge), Mike Schleibaum (Darkest Hour) & Peter Tsouras & Shane Johnson (both of Fairweather) have come together to create emotionally charged, melodic hardcore tunes, that remind me, anyway of bands like Culture, Turning Point and, of course, Battery.
Emilie is a Radio Host, singer/songwriter and vinyl enthusiast, and has probably the best collection of cut-off band shirts i've ever seen. She's from Canada, and she's super cool for taking part in this series.