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THE WILDING INCIDENT- NYHC WOLFPACK The Wilding Incident are a NYHC supergroup: featuring members that have done time in such noted outfits as Maximum Penalty, Crown Of Thornz, Life’s Blood, Mental Abuse to name a few. On the eve of their debut Ep Prey for the Wolfpack dropping; I spoke to guitarist Sacha Jenkins about

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The New Breed Documentary chronicles a tape compilation released in 1989. This compilation featured some of the leading lights in the late 1980’s New York Hardcore scene such as Absolution, Life’s Blood, Raw Deal/Killing Time, Outburst and others. The documentary is centered around band members, fanzine editors, record label heads

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In the late 1980’s, I was fortunate enough to be record trading pen pals with the guitarist (Tomas) of HC band Ultimo Gobierno, who hailed from Burgos, a city in northern Spain. He was a fanatic for NYHC records and in exchange he would send me dozens of righteous platters from

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By Freddy Alva La trayectoria del Post-Punk inglés de finales de los años 70 y al principios de los años 80 abarcó una amplia gama de influencias en todo el mundo, haciendo una parada inverosímil e influyente en Lima, Perú. Discos importados de Joy Division, The Cure, Siouxsie & The

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By Freddy Alva The trajectory of England’s late ’70s/early ’80s post-punk sounds cut a wide swath of influence worldwide, making an unlikely and influential stop in Lima, Peru. Imported LPs by Joy Division, The Cure, Siouxsie & The Banshees plus tons of other like-minded outfits were quickly dubbed and disseminated among music-obsessed

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By Freddy Alva via No Echo The history of heavy metal in Peru is a long, winding road paved with adversity and conflict coupled with unbridled enthusiasm overcoming all odds in the quest for the ultimate killer riff. This search assisted its practitioners to usher in an alternate reality that

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via No Echo Sacrilege NY were a mystery to me when I first started going to shows in 1985. I’d always been fascinated by their image: Four spiky-haired, bullet belt-wearing punks playing D-beat-influenced tunes to skinhead crowds at CBGB’s. The few that managed to see them live, in their prime,

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This Article Was Written by Freddy Alva & Formatted by No Echo Photo: Stijn Marcoen [Editor’s note: This exclusive piece is a follow-up to The Hispanic Impact on the Early New York Hardcore Scene.] The hardcore scene in NYC started to undergo a transitional phase as the middle of the

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Text and Photos via Quixotic Dreams. Written by Freddy Alva One of the more enduring motifs in the development of American hardcore is the oft-repeated description of this burgeoning youth subculture as being a predominantly white suburban dominated one. While this might have been true in certain quarters of the

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