Sick of it All
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GO-S.tv has posted a new video interview online with hardcore acts Madball and Sick Of It All. The video clip can be viewed below.
While many British fans were disappointed to see that the proposed tour featuring Sick Of It All and Sepultura would not be coming to the United Kingdom (Sepultura has since been replaced on the tour by D.R.I.,) they were more than compensated with the news that Sick Of It All would be coming to Great Britain after all, and that they would be bringing fellow New York hardcore icons Madball with them.
Although I arrived a little late to catch the start of opening band, No Warning Shot, I was still able to catch around half of their set. This marked my second time seeing No Warning Shot, having previously seen them in April opening for Sick Of It All (whose singer Lou Koller stood next to me throughout much of their set tonight) and once again, the band put on a fantastic display. It came as a surprise to learn that the band doesn't perform regularly because they are perhaps one of the best hardcore bands going if in the United Kingdom, or at least the West Country. Their banter with the Welsh patrons was hilarious and the group have a sense of fun mixed with intensity, much like the evening's headliners. I would honestly recommend fans of hardcore from all over the world to try and get hold of the band's EP.
The first group of hardcore legends to take the stage was Madball, who opened with the classic, "Set It Off." Truely the song sounds as devastating today as it did when it was first released in 1994. Frontman Freddy Cricien is still an unmatchable force on stage and his voice was in perfect shape on this night, tearing through classics both old and new along with long time bassist Hoya Roc, guitarist Mitts and new drummer Igor (who I had mistaken for former Sepultura drummer Igor Cavalera. To be fair he does look like him.) The West Country crowd loved every second of Madball's performance and receieved the new material from the band's recent release, "Empire" with open arms, being treated to the title track as well as "R.A.H.C." Of course, the staples went down a storm too, with "Heavenhell" being the latest song to be considered an honest Madball classic, along with "Down By Law" and set closer, "Pride." the audience greeted these songs with moshing, headbanging and sing alongs. Exactly the way a hardcore show should be. Frankly, the show could have ended after Madball and everyone would have gone home happy.
That said, there were four more legends yet to grace the stage. Sick Of It All is definitely one of, if not the best hardcore group to ever release a record, and their live performances are second to none, a statement which they backed up themselves on this cold Bristol night. Kicking things off with "Good Lookin' Out," the brilliant opening song from 1997's, "Built To Last" album, the band captured the excitement of every member of the crowd and fed off their energy perfectly. More recent songs followed suit, with "Death Or Jail," the single from their excellent new album, "Based On A True Story," and "Uprising Nation" from 2006's "Death To Tyrants" being memorised by around 90% of the crowd. Although there were a few sound issues to begin with, these were rectified quite quickly and the band continued to put on an excellent performance, aided largely by material from their new album, which also included the songs, "The Divide," "Good Cop," "A Month Of Sundays" and "Waiting For The Day," all of which are frankly outstanding.
As one would expect, the older material wasn't left out either, as the band showcased songs from their debut full length, "Blood, Sweat & No Tears" as well as the standard, but by no means ordinary, airings of such classics as "Step Down," "Scratch The Surface" and "Injustice System." One of the things that makes a Sick Of It All show so spectacular is the raport that they have with the audience, joking with them, taking song requests (which resulted in a brilliant cover of Sham 69's "Borstal Breakout") and playfully demanding five pounds from a fan for stage diving while no music was being played. Set closer "Us Vs. Them" capped off what was a truely a magical evening for fans of hardcore.
One can only hope that both bands return to the British Isles as soon as possible.
New York hardcore act Sick Of It All has issued the following announcement about changes to the band's upcoming tour dates:
"FYI, there's been some changes to the Persistence tour line-up for Europe in December. Unfortunately, Sepultura backed out of doing it, but we do have an awesome band filling in for them: D.R.I. - the original thrash band who taught everyone (including us) how it's done.
"The tour also now has Casey Jones and Cruel Hand added to the bill, who are both making waves in the hardcore scene and no doubt will set it off. It's a massive line up - just remember to save some of your strength for the headliner, OK? ;-)
"The venue for the December 11 show has been changed to RWE Halle in Mulheim ad Ruhr, Germany. Don't forget to come out for the New York United tour in October featuring Sick of it All and Madball. It's gonna steamroll Europe!"
Brazilian thrash metal legends Sepultura has pulled out of this year's edition of the Persistence tour, which is scheduled to kick off this December in Belgium. Taking their place will be crossover thrash veterans Dirty Rotten Imbeciles. Headlining the tour will be New York hardcore icons Sick Of It All, along with Blood For Blood, Unearth, Evergreen Terrace and Casey Jones.
The tour dates are as follows: More...
New York hardcore act Sick Of It All has posted a video interview online with vocalist Lou Koller as well as footage from the band's performance at Germany's Devil Side Festival. The video clips can be viewed below.
New York hardcore legends Sick Of It All recently appeared on Fuel TV's Daily Habit prgram, where they performed their latest single, "Death Or Jail," which comes from their new studio album, "Based On A True Story." They also performed the song, "Take The Night Off," which was the single from their 2006 album, "Death To Tyrants." You can watch footage of both of these performances below. More...
Sick Of It All has issued the following announcement about adding more tour dates:
"Hey Everyone, here's a list of all our upcoming shows that I wish I could post on our main myspace page, but can't because I'm in Spain right now and am having trouble inputting the information that myspace requires. The internet here isn't working the same as it does at home, and I'm gonna be traveling for the next few weeks, so hopefully I'll be recruit someone to do this stuff on my behalf soon.
"Some of this stuff is too good to wait on, though, like our newly added club date in Helsinki, Finland, and the 'New York United' October European tour with Madball, so excuse my excitement to get the word out."
The currently announced dates are as follows:
8/25 2010 - Helsinki, Finland - Nosturi
10/14 2010 - Lodz, Poland - Dekempresja - w/MADBALL
10/15 2010 - Budapest, Hungary - The Durer Kert - w/MADBALL
10/16 2010 - Roncade, Italy - New Age Club - w/MADBALL and Strength Approach
10/17 2010 - Rome, Italy - Alpheus - w/MADBALL and Strength Approach
10/19 2010 - Solothurn, Switzerland - Kofmehl - w/MADBALL and Misconduct
10/20 2010 - Six-Fours Les Plages, France - Espace Andre Malraux - w/MADBALL and Misconduct
10/21 2010 - Durango, Basque Country - Plateruena - w/MADBALL
10/22 2010 - Madrid, Spain - Rockkitchen - w/MADBALL
10/23 2010 - Lisbon, Portugal - Cine Teatro de Corroios - w/MADBALL
10/24 2010 - Barcelona, Catalonia - Sala Razzmatazz - w/MADBALL
10/28 2010 - Bristol, England - Fleece & Firkin - w/MADBALL
10/29 2010 - Glasgow, Scotland - King Tuts - w/MADBALL
10/30 2010 - Manchester, England - Moho Live - w/MADBALL
10/31 2010 - London, England - Scala - w/MADBALL
New York hardcore legends Sick Of It All will be teaming up with Brazilian thrash metal veterans Sepultura this year, for a co-headlining tour of Europe as part of the Persistence Tour. Also on the bill will be Blood For Blood, Unearth, Evergreen Terrace and more to be announced.
The initial tour dates are as follows: More...
We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories. This week Sick Of It All vocalist Lou Koller shares a tale of midgets moshing in the pit:
We were on tour with Slayer, and it was Slayer, us, and Meshuggah in 1999. I believe it was in New Mexico. For some reason there was a real odd number we saw, a lot of Mexican midgets at the Slayer show. And they weren’t together. We were hanging out at the merch booth waiting to go on and we counted seven different Mexican midgets. When the show started, in the middle of the set, the Slayer fans in New Mexico were taking their shirts off, lighting them on fire, and then running around with them in the pit. That was one of the craziest things we’ve ever seen. So apparently midgets in New Mexico love Slayer.
Sick Of It All recently released their four years in the making album "Based On A True Story." You can check out an interview with Lou discussing the new album here.
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New York hardcore act Sick Of It All are set to perform a string of upcoming shows this summer with Alpha and Omega, 50 Lions, and Trash Talk in the supporting slots. Vocalist Lou states: “We are very excited to get back on the road. Especially to be getting back to the West Coast. It's been too long. We have a lot of friends and fans that have been waiting patiently for us to come back. Well that was until the new album came out. Then the e-mails and messages were more like ‘you can't make an album like this and not come out here to play them live’ and we totally agree.
"We can't wait to get out there and sweat it out with everyone. The new set we've put together has a great flow. Hits you hard and keeps going and will have you singing along from start to finish. It's a great mix of old and new songs so start brushing up on those lyrics. I don't think anyone will be disappointed. See you in the pit.” More...
New York hardcore legends Sick Of It All have lent their latest single, "Death Or Jail" for the trailer of the forthcoming new video game, UFC Undisputed. You can check out the trailer below. "Death Or Jail" appears on the bands latest studio album, "Based On A True Story," which was released last month through Century Media, and is the first Sick Of It All album since the 2006 release, "Death To Tyrants." More...
The organisers of Belgiums biggest metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, has confirmed the final bands for this years edition of the event. The biggest news is that Soulfly, the band led by former Sepultura frontman Max Cavalera, will be headlining the event on the Saturday. Other bands added to the bill include New York hardcore legends Sick Of It All, former Guns N Roses guitarist Slash, Hatebreed, Revamp, Oceans Of Sadness and Dear Superstar. The festival takes place in the town of Dessel from June 25th-27th.
The lineup is now as follows:
Friday: Aerosmith (Headliners)
Stone Temple Pilots
My Dying Bride
The Devil's Blood
Oceans Of Sadness
New York hardcore act Sick Of It All released their latest album "Based On A True Story" on April 19th, 2010. The band has now announced the following upcoming tour dates in support of the album:
5/8 2010 Town Ballroom Buffalo, New York, US
6/11 2010 The Gramercy Theater New York, New York, US
6/12 2010 East Coast Tsunami @ St. Michael’s Park Mount Clare, Pennsylvania, US
6/18 2010 Hellfest Clisson, France, FR
6/29 2010 LOVE AND PEACE festival Borlange,Sweden, SE
7/1 2010 Roskilde Festival Roskilde, Denmark, DK
7/2 2010 WITH FULL FORCE FESTIVAL Roitzschjora, Germany, DE
7/3 2010 Rock in Umbria / No Bones Perugia, Italy, IT
7/4 2010 Devil Side Festival Essen, Germany, DE
7/6 2010 Sfedona Live Stage Athens, Greece, GR
7/9 2010 Savoie Rock Festival La Bathie, France, FR
7/10 2010 Rock Am Bach St. Wendel, Germany, DE
8/20 2010 Nirwana Tuinfeest Lierop, Netherlands, NL
8/22 2010 Couvre Feu Fest Corsept, France, FR
New York hardcore legends Sick Of It All has posted a new music video online for the song, "Death Or Jail." You can check it out below. The song comes from the bands brand new studio album, "Based On A True Story" which is available everywhere now through Century Media Records. More...
New York City hardcore act Sick of it All recently shot a music video for the track "Death or Jail" in Boston, MA with directors Ian McFarland and Mike Pecci. A teaser trailer for the new video can be viewed below. "Death or Jail" is off the band's latest album "Based on a True Story."
The new Sick Of It All album “Based On A True Story” will hit stores this coming April 19th. To help fans suffer trough the last couple of days, you can now stream the entire new album through the band's official MySpace page. Sick Of It All is currently on a UK run with AFI and will return to Europe during the upcoming festival season. The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
10.04 Tunbridge - Wells Forum
11.04 Newcastle - O2 Academy
12.04 Birmingham - O2 Academy
08.06 Clisson – Hellfest (France)
29.06 Borlänge – Love And Peace Festival (Sweden)
02.07 Roitzschjora – With Full Force (Germany)
03.07 Peruigia – Rock in Umbria/No Bones Fest (Italy)
04.07 Essen – Devilside Festival (Germany)
09.07 La Bathie – Savoie Rock Festival (France)
20.07 St. Wendel – Rock Am Bach (Germany)
20.08 Lierop – Nirwana’s Tuinfeest (Netherlands)
New York hardcore legends Sick Of It All are about to begin a short tour of the United Kingdom supporting AFI to promote their forthcoming new studio album, "Based On A True Story." Luckily for the English folk who are not too keen on AFI, Sick Of It All announced a couple of headlining shows before the main tour kicked off and very luckily for myself, one of these shows was at The Croft in Bristol.
First things first, The Croft is an excellent venue. It appears to be brilliantly run along with having some really friendly staff and a great lounge area. Apparantly, Sick Of It All specifically requested this venue and it's not hard to see why, especially when one enters the stage area, which while not huge, packs plenty of people in and is the perfect setting for a hardcore show. More...
New York hardcore legends Sick Of It All has posted another new song online from their forthcoming new studio album, "Based On A True Story." You can check out the song, "Lowest Common Denominator" below, where you can also view an Electronic Press Kit for the album. "Based On A True Story" is the ninth studio album from the band and will be released on April 19th in Europe and April 20th in North America. More...
Sick of it All has issued the following update about postponing their South American tour alongside Terror:
"Sorry to all our great South American fans, but the tour we had scheduled with Terror between late July and early August is to be rescheduled to a later date, probably in 2011. Our busy fall schedule in the US and Europe is preventing us from doing it later this year. Hopefully Terror will still be available to do it with us when we get the dates locked in, but we don't know for certain if the two band's schedules will line up exactly.
"We'd like to thank all of the promoters who took on the shows - everything was shaping up very nicely and their professionalism is obvious. We appreciate their willingness to bring us down to play South America again and we're eager to do so. It's important to make it clear that this is not a cancellation - we just have to move the tour to a different time. We'll post the new dates as they're confirmed. Please watch this space. Going to South America is always special for us and we can't wait for the next opportunity to play for all our fans there again."
New York hardcore legends Sick Of It All has uploaded the second part of their track by track guide to their new album, "Based On A True Story." You can check it out below. The album will be released on April 20th through Century Media Records and will also be available as a deluxe edition with bonus DVD and vinyl edition. More...