Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thrashgiving!

Good morning and a Happy Thrashgiving. We're waiting for the bird to be cooked and I thought I'd drop you all on some stuff you might not have heard yet.

First up is the Stench Demo. This thing rips and sounds straight outta the mid 80s. Heavy Discharge influence. We played with Stench a few weeks ago at Snug's in New Paltz and they were great.
If you dig the demo (which you must) check them out on 12/4/09 at the Basement in Kingston.

And secondly, on a historical note, I'm giving you guys the Tied Down demo. These were also on an otherwise unmemorable comp called "Kickboxing is not a Crime." Tied Down was some of the dudes from All Out War and Jay Horton from Hellbender zine playing Negative Approach styled hc. Good stuff from them. To my knowledge they only played one show. At one point Mike Score told me I could press this to vinyl. I'm just going to assume that his permission extends to posting a freebie here.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Good morning, wise folk! Welcome to the first installment of Hudson River Powerviolence. I'm dedicating this blog to the fast, loud and/or abrasive of the local scene, from Westchester up through Albany, with stops in Poughkeepsie, New Paltz, Kingston and a number of other locales that have embraced the brutal tunes of heavy hardcore and fast metal.

The plan is to feature demos, photos, interviews, show announcements, etc, for the chosen few. That said, up first is my own band's latest recording, the Fucking Mess "RIP Mike Marino" Demo.

Bands, get in touch about posting demos... let other bands know... I'm sending out a big email from the Mess' Myspace to all the local bands that fit the bill. I'm interested in current stuff and historical stuff from the area.

For the folks who love to label this is what I'll be focusing on: power violence, grind, sludge, doom, 80's style hc, youth crew, stoner rock, thrash. If you're close, drop a line.