Preemptive Fear Press fanzine issue one. Featuring: the last Protester interview, 10 questions with AJ McGuire, interview with Jack from Generation and more.
“… The term “old school” is an after -the- fact term so to speak, obviously SSD did not call themselves old school hardcore, but after their split up it was possible to identify their style of hardcore as “old school”. This possibility of identifying is of importance here, it means that are you given the possibility to identify it. The possibility. The skill, the learning, you can have the possibility to perform your acquired skill or learning. Once again this leads us back to the more literal meaning of the the word school in old school, to learn one has to read, but also, to remember, and in order to memorize; one has to write. To sign the “dotted line”.
This writing may be bracketed, interrupted, and ridiculed, but it is nevertheless an imperative, and this allows for an understanding of old school straight edge hardcore that is not based on banal historicism that wants to deai with something dead and gone, and reduced to MRRs derogatory and simplifying criticism of straight edge hardcore. The strand of good solid hardcore may be broken and molested, but it will always live on. Even though when it comes back, it may only haunt you as a ghost.”
Peter Amdam (Words Carved Into My Head, 1996)
Preemptive Fear Press is an awesome new blog that you should check out! https://preemptivefear.wordpress.com/
Some interesting posts from the last couple of weeks:
– Slapshot interview with Mark Mckay (originally from Sudden Death fanzine)
– enjoyable article about straight edge and straight edge songs
– 2020: A Handful Demos You Need to Hear
– Deal With It interview
My name is Josh. I have been into hardcore for a long time and now, I’ve decided to create a zine.
It is something I have always wanted to do and over the past couple of years I have felt more motivated to do so. I am from the UK but I want to try and cover a broader amount of stuff with my content. I feel like zines are still an important part of the hardcore and music scene and believe they don’t get enough credit or attention. I want to change that in trying to keep the fanzine scene alive!
I enjoy finding out information about bands past, present and future so other people have to right? I want to run this website alongside to bring you extra goodies, so I am going to try to keep this on a regular update. I would like to thank all the people out there involved in keeping the fanzine culture alive, you are my inspiration along with everyone involved in hardcore in general, without hardcore I and this wouldn’t be here doing this.”
It’s been a long time coming but here it is finally, Gutter Groove fanzine issue 3! Featuring interviews with: Billy Club Sandwich, Existence, Integrity, E-Town Concrete. Articles on Children Of The BURN and Cartel Records, and a bunch more random stuff.
Quality reading for the quarantine-era!
DYKHC – 01 CONTRA
A conversation with Adam Kiss about the upcoming Contra record “Collective Unconscious”, political propaganda, modern people who use scales to rank themselves, and hardcore related stuff. Dedicated to the core and the colossal man (he got radiation and grew real big)! https://contrahardcore.bandcamp.com (Pics by Radi, Gergely Ofner)
Bootleg discography is originally published in Hashtag Hardcore fanzine, issue 4.
BAD BRAINS 171A 1981 Sessions 2009 – Cleopatra Cafe Records
BAD BRAINS Live – 930 Club Washington DC 04 29 1982
BAD BRAINS Pay To Cum 1979-1981 2006 – Bad Brains Records
BAD BRAINS Live – The Marquee, London, UK 1991
BAD BRAINS Live – Iguanas Tijuana 09 09 1989
BAD BRAINS Soul Music for Bad People
BAD BRAINS Cum To Play 7 inch EP Demo 1978 – 1988 Punk Vault Records
BAD BRAINS Rebel In The City – Live at Max’s Kansas City NYC 02 1979 – Crustafar-I Records