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Youth of Today

Arguably among the leaders of the next wave of straight-edge within the mid-’80s, Youth of Today was a fresh York-based band started simply by ex-Violent Children members Ray Cappo in vocals and John Porcelly in guitar. Rounding out their lineup in 1985 with Graham Philips on bass and Darren Pesce …

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Named because of its founder and lead singer, CIV mixes traditional hardcore with an upbeat philosophy and catchy rhythms that consider their cue from Adam Ant. The vocalist, Anthony Civocelli, was previously an associate of New York’s Gorilla Biscuits, which released one record before splitting up in 1992. Civ opened …

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Judge was among the first NEW YORK bands to include a solid, metallic acoustic guitar crunch towards the by then regular manic, angst-ridden, and ragged neo-punk audio from the mid- to late-’80s underground hardcore picture. Mike “Judge” Ferraro’s customized, abrasive yet introspective delicate tough-guy method of fronting the band produced …

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Rival Schools

Born from a hearty hardcore pedigree, the users of Rival Universities stepped towards the plate having a phenomenal history and the characteristics that would stage towards an incredible future. Vocalist and guitarist Walter Schreifels started making waves because the guitarist for ’80s hardcore pioneers Gorilla Biscuits and continued to influence …

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Annihilation Time

Southern California’s Annihilation Period was shaped in 2001, and spent a lot of the next year honing their cross hard rock/hardcore design by playing celebrations and turning instruments. Finally, after buying a lineup offering vocalist Fred Hammer, business lead guitarist Graham Clise, tempo guitarist Jamie Sanitate, bassist Chris Grande, and …

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In the planting season of 1989, between your time he still left Gorilla Biscuits and began Quicksand, guitarist Walter Schreifels began the short-lived NY hardcore act Moondog, named to get a favorite (but also short-lived) local vegetarian hot dog stand. Fundamentally, now that he previously graduated from senior high school, …

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