Five for Five with Adam Lentz of Revelation Records
Adam is an integral part of ensuring that, in my opinion, the best hardcore label in the world; Revelation Records, runs smoothly. Revelation Records is home to or released records by some of my favourite bands: Gorilla Biscuits, Judge, Burn, Ignite, Bodyjar. I could go on, but that would be boring. Oh, Battery as well. Now i'll stop. Adam is also a Tottenham Hotspur supporter, but we can't really hold that against him.
1. Not to put a number on it, but off the top of your head, what are your all time favourite bands?
His Hero Is Gone
Youth of Today
Bohren and Der Club of Gore
The Marked Men
A Winged Victory For The Sullen
Teenage Fan Club
Talk Is Poison
2. If you were locked in a room for the rest of your life with endless food, water and a turntable but could only have FIVE records with you, what are they?
Mojave 3-Ask Me Tomorrow
His Hero Is Gone-Monuments To Thieves
Youth of Today-We're Not In This Alone
A Winged Victory For The Sullen-s/t
Bastard-Wind of Pain
3. Is there a particular release you are most proud of being involved in?
I want to jump at this one and say The Rival Mob LP because it was the first record I put out on Revelation but to be honest, the Fell To Low-Low in the Dust LP is probably he record I am the most proud of being involved in. They were (and I guess still are) relatively unknown and I really wanted to put them in front of a lot more eyes and ears. The record is exquisitely crafted musically and artistically with so many different moods. The last ten minutes may be the saddest-sounding music ever on Revelation. This wasn't just a piece of music but an all-encompassing work of art.
4. Any Current bands or artists you feel deserve more attention than they are getting?
Always! Urban Sprawl, Firearm, and Mutilated Tongue from the Bay Area. Westkust. Sure they are Run For Cover but that's some good modern shoegaze that I don't think anyone around me talks about. Impalers from Texas get recognition but whatever recognition get isn't enough. Arms Race should probably be the biggest hardcore band in the world. Stigmatism put out an amazing 7" last year. Healer is totally fucking insane and I wish they would do more.
5. Is there a particular album that changed your life? If so, what and how?
This is going to sound totally nerdy but Green Day-Dookie. That shit hit in 1994 when I was 13 and hated everything and everyone. That record was the entry level punk for me and from there I kept looking for something more faster and more pissed.