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80s Hardcore

There’s been a buzz on the internet in the past couple of days after Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren’s son Joe Corré announced that as an act of protest against the events planned for the 40th anniversary of the birth of punk in the UK, he will be burning his

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To round off our 5th Anniversary week, CVLT Nation is proud to present the tenth covers compilation of the The CVLT Nation Sessions with DEAD KENNEDYS Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables. Fifteen bands perpetrate a brutal hardcore assault on this 80s classic, featuring covers by Haarm, Plagues, Hive, Guilty Parents,

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If had to pick one video from the 80’s that summed up what it was like slam dancing in LA. at a punk show, it would have to be Youth Brigade’s Violence. This visual is a total snapshot of an era and how kids expressed themselves through tribalism and dance.

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Rejoice now, the wait is over! It was not my intent for there to be such a vast lapse of time in between these segments, but so it goes. I pray none of you has wasted away, decaying at your desk, waiting impatiently over the past six months for this to

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I’m pretty sure the year was 1984 and something strange was in the air in the California punk scene, especially in the Bay Area. Before this year, Hardcore Punx in SoCal and NorCal had no love at all for Hair Metal because we considered them straight poser scum. Then the

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GAG’ s America’s Greatest Hits that is out now on Iron Lung Records is the fucking BOMB (just read our review HERE!). The band have just put out a visual for “Pretty Boy” directed by Ian Shelton and it’s pretty cool – it definitely shows their sense of humour. Next time GAG plays Seattle

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From my point of view, Crass is one of, if not the most, important bands to come out of the punk scene, and they have influenced culture way beyond just punk. Actually, they were a movement unto themselves, and the effect of this band is still being felt today. Personally speaking, this

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It’s another year, which means another round of amazing festivals dedicated to the love of all things dark and heavy! One of the UK’s greatest and most crushing underground musical events has just been announced, and we’ve got tickets for you! DESERTFEST 2016 has a seriously stacked lineup for those who

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Sometimes you put yourself into stupid situations where you are working too much, or spreading yourself too thin helping out your family and friends, and all you want to do is quit life and lose your mind. QUEUE: America’s Greatest Hits. GAG could have released Pilot/Havana Spliff as a one

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Sometimes we all just need a good circle pit. Unfortunately, when you’re at work, out on a date, babysitting or plotting how to abolish capitalism, there just isn’t one around. Luckily, PMS 84 is here to help! By combining the elements of Oi, classic punk and sprinkles of reverb, the

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One of the biggest influences in my life was this wild hardcore kid that was around 6 years older than me and played in the band America’s Hardcore. I remember the first day I approached Drew Bernstein and asked him if he would silkscreen a t-shirt for me. His answer

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I’m pretty sure I have said before that Skateboarding and Punk are connected on so many levels. It makes total sense, because many of the kids that became a part of the 80’s hardcore scene also grew up in the 70’s reading Skateboader magazine while wearing OP shorts. Skateboarding is all about speed, just

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