Strike The Match was Nations On Fire's first LP. It was originally released in 1991 and is quickly becoming the most representative European Straight-Edge Hardcore release to date. Here's why. Nations On Fire was more than a Straight-Edge band. They have arisen from Rise Above, a pure Straight-Edge band that took critical stance towards the … Continue reading Nations On Fire 1991 – 2017
I found a test press of the second Rise Above 7 inch. The record was pressed in France and the test is dated in January 1991. The label who released this is called Stand As One Records and hasn't pressed so much releases. The test has printed MPO labels and comes with a regular sleeve, … Continue reading Rise Above Test Press
The Icemen were founded in 1982 by singer and songwriter Marco Abularach. Noah Evans from BAD BRAINS and Mackie Jayson from THE CRO-MAGS joined him. The band was mostly active on shows and didn't put out official records until in 1991, Blackout Records released an ep counting 4 tracks wich was available on CD and … Continue reading THE ICEMEN: 2 7" Titles (rare NYHC)
Along with some other records, I received the second 7" of RISE ABOVE. Very cool to have. The sound has in my opinion quiet evolved compared to the first 7". Not in a bad way, because it is more daring. But also more conform to the hardcore of that time, I mean more recognizable. I … Continue reading The Second RISE ABOVE 7"