Mike sings in Damnation A.D, who are probably one of the lesser known Rev bands, but also one of my favourites. Damnation A.D also featured Ken Olden (Better Than A Thousand, Battery) so they had some pedigree!
Tim Shaw is one of my favourite HC vocalists, period. I'd say it would be between him and Dave Franklin from the mighty Vision. Tim sang in Ensign, who put out a bunch of good stuff (if you don't know Cast The First Stone, get to know it!) in the 90's/early 00's and now yells in Fuck It...I Quit.
Ah. The wonders of social media. I first "met" Nico via instagram. I remember seeing post after post of bullshit-good vinyl and being slightly jealous. No, not jealous. Envious? No, not envy. Maybe both. Either way, we've kept in touch and we've even sent each other records. He's a solid dude and i'm stoked to have him featured here
If you are into melodic, technical skate-punk like No Trigger and A Wilhelm Scream, or melodic hardcore like Strike Anywhere and Good Riddance, there's a good chance you'd be familiar with Protagonist.
Manuela is from Sweden. She's now gone solo but played in Terrible Feelings & Hurula. I saw her when she came through Zurich with Orville Peck last year and she was phenomenal.
I first got into Beloved while i was on tour around 2004. Their album "Failure On" had come out the year before on Solid State, and while bands like Atreyu, Norma Jean, Silverstein, Underoath etc were all anyone was talking about, i found myself listening to "Failure On" pretty much non-stop for the entire tour.