Whenever I feel down and eat candy bars I remember the Dave Dean’s Musical Forklift live recording I watched with my sister and her boyfriend. In which Dave says something about instead of taking your life you should eat a shitload of candy bars with your friends and watch movies for a whole night. If you still want to kill yourself after that, please do.

But don’t waste your life without trying out these words of wisdom.

What can I leave behind that will never fade? Where can I place my pride? Where will I find something that feels sincere? For every dream that I’m still trying to fill, I’ve had to let go of countless more. How do I know which ones to keep? How do I know if it’s not too late? Why now? I used to dream of being an artist; the world needed paint as bright as my visions. But love never shows it’s true colors – the world reflected black so I painted myself.

  I’ll admit that despite listening to Systems Overload hundreds of times over the years, I still don’t know what a fair share of the songs are about. My personal favorite, “Salvation’s Malevolence,” has something to do with the devil but what’s more important is the spoken-word breakdown that leads into Melnick’s tapping guitar solo. Ditto for “Grace Of The Unholy” which warns of “a new horror for every horizon.” Hey, maybe Dwid had a prescient vision of Victory Records’ future roster after all?
  
  (via Humanity Is The Devil And Integrity Are The Best Band Ever | NOISEY)


Can’t wait to listen to remixed Integrity!

They played a huge roll when I went from just listening to different kinds of metal and found hardcore in the late -90s (… and punk, crust, sludge, doom, post-whatevers and so on and so on). Integrity was one of the first metal/hardcore bands that worked as a musical bridge for loads of other different genres… so I agree. For me they were one of the best bands ever.

I’ll admit that despite listening to Systems Overload hundreds of times over the years, I still don’t know what a fair share of the songs are about. My personal favorite, “Salvation’s Malevolence,” has something to do with the devil but what’s more important is the spoken-word breakdown that leads into Melnick’s tapping guitar solo. Ditto for “Grace Of The Unholy” which warns of “a new horror for every horizon.” Hey, maybe Dwid had a prescient vision of Victory Records’ future roster after all?

(via Humanity Is The Devil And Integrity Are The Best Band Ever | NOISEY)

Can’t wait to listen to remixed Integrity!

They played a huge roll when I went from just listening to different kinds of metal and found hardcore in the late -90s (… and punk, crust, sludge, doom, post-whatevers and so on and so on). Integrity was one of the first metal/hardcore bands that worked as a musical bridge for loads of other different genres… so I agree. For me they were one of the best bands ever.

Newborn was formed from Hungarian bands Other Side and Burning Inside. They were one of the most hardworking D.I.Y. bands from the Hungarian hardcore scene in Europe. Two band members simultaneously played in the band called Dawncore. The vocalist Zoltán Jakab worked as a concert organizer, to bring the most respected hardcore bands in Hungary, as he does currently. In Europe The German Scorched Earth Policy, in the US the CrimethInc. has released they last mini split album the Ready to Leave, Ready to Live contributing with the American band Catharsis from North Carolina, where four Newborn songs have taken place and Catharsis has had the song “Arsonist’s Prayer”. In 2002 the group disbanded. Zoltán Jakab left to the Bridge To Solace, the rest of the members created a new band called The Idoru.

The farewell gig was held in the Trafó Klub Gödöllő on 18 October 2002.

Det är inne nu att vara retro, gör inget från sin grund.

Hipster! Hipster! Hipster!

Glasögon på blinda möss som försöker spela punk.

Hipster! Hipster! Hipster!

Jag exploderar snart av hat! Med pappas pengar i bakfickan är det lätt att leka pank.

Hipster! Hipster! Hipster!

Sen bjuds det in till kändisfest med smoking och champagne.

Hipster! Hipster! Hipster!

Jag exploderar snart, av hat! Förra året när du var glamm jag brydde mig inte ett skit.

Hipster! Hipster! Hipster!

Men nu är du inne på farlig mark när du trampar i mitt revir.

Hipster! Hipster! Hipster!

So please don’t ask me how I ended up at my wits end and breaking down. Pages torn from books we never read, cause we’re plugged into this grid. Don’t pull this plug right now, or then we’d really have to live.

When I die, will they remember not. What I did, but what I haven’t done? It’s not the end that I fear with each breath. It’s life that scares me to death!

RISE AGAINST - RUMORS OF MY DEMISE HAVE BEEN GREATLY EXAGGERATED