The always awesome Path To Misery blog used to have a massive collection of 90s vegan metalcore downloads... The link eventually expired tho, as these sorts of things have a habit of doing. But AJ who runs PTM stepped up the plate and re-upped everything once again! So from Abnegation to Wrath Of Nature with a few vsxe comps thrown in as well, it's all there again. Make sure you check it out here!
And here's the kicker: he even recorded a sweet Abnegation cover in the process that you can download here. It's a cool cover, updating the sound and adding an 18 Visions like flavor to the vocals (yes, 18V were awesome at one point!). Don't neglect to check it out as well! You can dl it as a Name Your Price, with the proceeds going to an animal rights group from AJ's area. Show some support!
At the time of this show, Earth Crisis were out touring for the recently released Breed The Killers album. I can't remember if Hatebreed dropped off of just this show, or the entire tour, but they definitely didn't play on this night.
This three way split CD, featuring Watership Down, LIGHT and Chalkline came out on Primrose Records in 1997. If you've never heard this split, you might remember Watership Down from their 7" on Immigrant Sun, and Chalkline from their releases on Shandle Records. Although I don't have a copy, it appears that LIGHT also released a CD on Uprising Records.
The next installment from my friend Adam's video vault is this full set from Turmoil at the Spin Cycle in Portland, OR on 4/5/99. I was actually out of town when this show happened, so I'm especially happy to be able to go back and see it now.
Morning Again will be once again heading overseas, this time to Japan for the first time. The band will be playing this years Bloodaxe Fest which will be held in Kawasaki on September 21. Heaven Shall Burn will be headlining. You can check out the flyer for the fest below.
Also, check out footage of our friends Loyal To The Grave destroying at the previous Bloodaxe Fest.
I recently got together with my old friend Adam to hang out for a few with our kids, and he handed me a stack of late 90s Portland videos that I didn't already have. Virtually any hardcore video you see from Portland between 1997 and 1999 was filmed by him.
Let's start with Trial and Avail at Stage 4 Theater on May 16th, 1998. I have no memory of the opening bands, but this show was pretty nuts during both Trial's and Avail's sets.