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Blind Approach interview by Open Your Eyes

The band started with Matt Henderson (Agnostic Front, Madball) and his friend Chip in St. Paul, MN. They released two great 7 inches (“Restless Nights” and “New Age”) and it’s easy to see why Agnostic Front picked him up. Blind Approach played a lot of shows, and eventually they became the Minneapolis hardcore band at one point so if they were not headlining a show they were opening for every band that came through. In 1987/88 Blind Approach played a few times with the Cro-Mags, Youth Of Today, and did a Midwest stretch with WarZone.

This Blind Approach interview is originally published in Open Your Eyes fanzine, and I hope you will find it an enjoyable read! Please click images to view full size.

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Hashtag Hardcore fanzine issue 7

The new issue of #Hardcore is out now! I don’t know the reason why the Pressure Pact sheep is attacking the Wrong Side pig and the Blind To Faith bull, but this artwork is awesome.

“Hello, just to inform you that a new issue of Hashtag Hardcore fanzine is out. You can order one by paypalling 5 euro (Netherlands) or 7 euro (anywhere else) to hashtaghardcore(at)gmail.com. Don’t forget to mention your address.

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This issue has interviews with BLIND TO FAITH, THE WRONG SIDE, PRESSURE PACT, SECTOR and C-4, as well as record and fanzine reviews, all in a swell cut’n’paste layout.
I have a few reprinted issues of nr 5 and nr 6 left. If you’re interested in these, send me an email and I’ll check availability and figure out the shipping costs.
Distros who want to carry the new issue, get in touch for wholesale and shipping options.

Thanks and take care,
Daan +-“

Boothaeven’s magazine issue 5

Put on your glasses, Boothaeven’s Magazine V is out now! Fifty-two A4 pages of DIY cuttin’ and pastin’.

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https://boothaevens.bigcartel.com/

Interviews with Vanguard, Invunche, Headsplit Records, Crucified, Raw Brigade and Phantom Lure records, plus other contributions by Freddy Alva, White Filth and Bjorn Dossche.
“Since I hope to reach as many people as possible with the zine, which is quite difficult due to expensive international shipping prices, I decided to distribute the PDF version of the zine as well.
Free PDF download: https://we.tl/t-oOV7CI21pE.
Of course, only a paper zine is real.

Absolute Truth fanzine issue 2

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“You wanted more? You got more. No? Then why are you reading this? Anyways, AT02 comes in hot with a whopping 64 pages of interviews, full spread photos, illustrations, games, and a bunch of other stuff that we think people are supposed to find entertaining. Interviews with Codey from Mil-Spec, Emmett and Brandon from Wild Side, Wolf from End Game and the entirety of Chain Whip tortures their victims with 14 lashes-a-piece. We dig deep into the Posi Numbers 2004 DVD and make sure no one is safe. Get peace of mind with Trenner’s Hardcoroscopes, complete a Texas themed crossword puzzle, draw your own bootleg shirt and get informed with our reviews that dive into the realm of podcasts and one single movie this time around. Special thank you to Kyle Scott for the beautiful illustration of Riley Gale on the inside cover.

Each order comes with an Absolute Truth sticker, a copy of the Dusty Digest AT1.5 one-pager and copies of Do You Know Hardcore #2, #2.5 and #3 one-pagers. Damn!”

Online store: https://absolutetruthzine.bigcartel.com/

Absolute Truth issue 1.5

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“Double sided, one 8.5″x11″ page zine for the Dusty Digest mail only zine swap. Features interviews with the elusive Tom Pimlott, Revelation’s Adam Lentz, an extremely important list of hardcore related things Michael Fairley has at his office for some reason and a cut out Absolute Truth Paper Toy Mosher if you want to destroy the whole page. I don’t think this hit anyone’s favourite list so you may as well make some use out of the sheet.”

Download here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1taiC_DR1IaWHm1-RLoQ2fWLjKXny7hyH/view?usp=sharing

Dogged fanzine

DOGGED zine is out now! With Peter Kwint about politics, Whatever It Takes about football culture, a citytrip by Glasgow, a band interview with Declaimer and much more! All profits will be donated to Last Chance Animal Rescue in Spain! https://dogged.bigcartel.com/

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Dogged; a fanzine about hardcore and also a fanzine with a cause. The goal is to raise funds for the animals in need.
All profits made by selling this zine will be fully donated to the charity.
For more info about the animals and the charity please visit:
http://www.lastchanceanimalrescue.es/

Do You Know Hardcore? fanzine (issue 2 & issue 3)

Free physical copies are available via Quality Control Records (UK), Shining Life (USA), Gratitude fanzine (USA), Control Records (Belgium), Little Future distro (Germany), Gutter Groove (Denmark), Ugly And Proud (Bulgaria), World’s Appreciated Kitsch (Greece).

Or feel free to write me at meheszattila(at)yahoo(com), and I will send you the PDF version.

Out now!
Do You Know Hardcore #2 (Rated X)
Do You Know Hardcore #2.5 (special fanzine swap issue)
Do You Know Hardcore #3 (Freddy Alva)

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Issue two is about the Rated X from the UK. Project X and Judge were a reactionary thing, it was something to make people know that straight edge is still around. When No Tolerance started it was a reactionary thing too, they were putting Boston straight edge back on the map with speed and anger. Rated X is absolutely reactionary too, it’s a reaction to the state of straight edge hardcore, and the sound of hardcore today. Straight edge is in the fucking toilet right now. It needs a good hard kick up the arse, but Rated X have got the Jordans to do it. https://ratedx.bandcamp.com/

DYKHC issue 3 with Freddy Alva: The New Breed compilation came about as an extension of Freddy Alva’s fanzine, also called New Breed. His friend, Chaka Malik (Burn), agreed to collaborate on getting a bunch of the newer bands on the scene circa 1987-1989 and put them on a tape compilation. The compilation was released on Urban Style Records in 1989, a name that perfectly reflected the music and the environment in which it existed, because the bands of “the New Breed era” were more creative and expanded outside of that earlier NYC formula. The tape is chock full of classic NYHC, featuring influential hardcore groups such as Breakdown, Raw Deal, Beyond, Abombanation, Pressure Release, Our Gang. In the third issue of DYKHC we are talking about his fanzine editing experiences (FTW fanzine, New Breed fanzine) and the 80s zine culture. The first interview Freddy ever did was with Ray Cappo outside of the legendary Some Records in 1986 for his pre-New Breed fanzine called FTW. New Breed number one was done with Chris (In Effect fanzine), and working on this ‘zine inspired him to do his own thing and that became the legendary In Effect fanzine.
Feel free to download the FTW fanzine from my blog, and I will upload the first issue of New Breed ‘zine soon too!
https://doyouknowhardcore.com/2020/10/15/ftw-fanzine/

DYKHC issue 1 – Contra

In the first issue of DYKHC, I made an interview with the Hungarian band called Contra. Contra is the bastard offspring of an early Agnostic Front / Contra (the video game) one-night stand. I really love their song “Rat Race”, it is about modern people who use scales to rank themselves. What do you wear, where do you work, where do you hang out, how do you present yourself on social media. Many people do certain things just to show off. It’s bullshit and at the same time everyone has a very strong opinion that what they do is universally the best which leaves no room for any discussion. You can download the first issue of DYKHC here:
https://doyouknowhardcore.com/2020/05/07/dykhc-01-contra/
https://contrahardcore.bandcamp.com/album/collective-unconscious

FTW fanzine

Feel free to download the FTW fanzine, and share with your friends!  Link: https://www63.zippyshare.com/v/m61b0Byn/file.html
A huge thank you to Freddy who scanned his zine for us.

Freddy Alva: I was 16 when I did this zine, worked on it in ‘86 & came out in ‘87. It’s full of grammatical errors, amateurish layout & questionable opinions; gotta start somewhere! Co-edited with Howard ‘The Punk’ Charcofsky in Jackson Heights, Queens. Cover drawn by ROTE 1 X-MEN.

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“DYKHC: The graffiti and hardcore connection, these two distinct subcultures criss-crossed and fed off one another during the 1980s. You have always loved the visual side of tapes, records, fanzines like lyric sheets, inserts, fanzine covers. Please tell me something about the cover of FTW fanzine! Was it the first appearance of graffiti letters on the cover of a NYHC fanzine?
Freddy: The cover of my first zine (FTW) was done by someone I met my first day of High School, a Graffiti writer by the name of ROTE, when I started going to shows I met a lot of kids like me that came from a hip-hop background and a big part of that was Graffiti. My friend ROTE saw me as a full on b-boy freshman year and transition to hanging out with the skins/metalheads by the following school year. While he never got into the scene, his skills were off the chart and I wanted to bring that vibe and as far as I can tell it’s the first instance of Graf letters on a NYHC fanzine.

DYKHC: The first interview you ever did was with Ray Cappo outside of the legendary Some Records in 1986 for your pre-New Breed fanzine called FTW. Hardcore is a very aggressive and combative style, and Ray brought a lot of intelligence to the genre with his extremely philosophical lyrics. He had an unusual talent to make changes in the scene. How was your first time meeting Youth Of Today, and why did you find it necessary to do an interview with YOT?
Freddy: YOT were amazing live in ‘86, don’t think any of their records ever captured that and whether you were straight edge or not (I wasn’t) they were undeniably influential at a crucial point during the second wave of NYHC that had kicked off by then. Ray was an extremely charismatic frontman that lived and breathed Hardcore and that a ripple effect on everyone that he came in contact with so I had to including him in the zine. I’d never done a live interview with anyone before but I decided to go for it; Ray was extreme cool about it, suggesting we do it outside Some Records minutes after I asked him if he’d ever be into answering some questions. One of the strongest memories I have is of various local scenesters passing by and commenting, in particular Jules from Side By Side, decked out in full boots & braces gear. I shouldn’t have worried because I picked the best person interview, as soon as I turned the tape recorder on, Ray was off & running; the same relentless energy he exhibited on stage was present in person. Belated thanks to him for making my initial foray into zinedom a smooth one!”

You can read the full interview with Freddy Alva in the issue 3 of Do You Know Hardcore fanzine. Do You Know Hardcore? is a one-sheet fanzine. Free physical copies will be available via Quality Control Records (UK), Shining Life (USA), Gratitude fanzine (USA), Control Records (Belgium), Little Future distro (Germany), Gutter Groove (Denmark), Ugly And Proud (Bulgaria), World’s Appreciated Kitsch (Greece).
If you need this fanzine I can send it to you in PDF format, just drop me an email at meheszattila(at)yahoo(dot)com.

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Do You Know Hardcore? fanzine

Out now!
Do You Know Hardcore #2 (Rated X)
Do You Know Hardcore #2.5 (special fanzine swap issue)
Do You Know Hardcore #3 (Freddy Alva)

Do You Know Hardcore? is a one-sheet fanzine. The shipping prices have risen to incomprehensible heights, so I decided that I will only make mini-zines from now on and I give this zine out for free.

I have just finished printing, zines are going to ship out to different distributors. Free physical copies will be available via Quality Control Records (UK), Shining Life (USA), Gratitude fanzine (USA), Control Records (Belgium), Little Future distro (Germany), Gutter Groove (Denmark), Ugly And Proud (Bulgaria), World’s Appreciated Kitsch (Greece), thanks all of you for the support! (Colossal Maus logo by Dylan Chadwick @drugdogs)

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