You might know Mike from his work in melodic hardcore legends Freewill (who incidentally put out a ripper of an LP last year), A18, Outspoken and way more, or from his work running STILL one of the best hardcore labels out, New Age Records. If you don't, then you should read this and remedy that.
Bent Out Of Shape are a street/punk/ Oi! band hailing from The Netherlands. They feature members of Spirit 84, Icepick and more.
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.
Time And Pressure have managed to create one of the freshest sounding hardcore records i've heard in a long time. If you are fans of Carry On, Have Heart and Comeback Kid, i urge you to check them out.
War Bison released, probably my favourite album of the year. Top 3 FOR SURE. If you like melodic hardcore with a late 80's/early 90's vibe that sounds fresh, then "Acre" will be right up your alley. Dwayne, their vocalist being the good dude he is took time to go in on five questions.
You might know Joe from his now legendary underground documentary series "Joe's Tours" on Instagram & Facebook. Although that's a classic that surely BBC or Netflix should pick up ASAP, perhaps you know him as Sworn Enemy's hype man. But he's better known as the tone zone riff lord of metallic hardcore band First Blood. We ate Beetroot Cous Cous together. It was a nice time. Joe is a top notch geezer who kindly answered five questions for me.