Code Orange Kids are something else. After signing to the Deathwish Inc. roster and hitting God City Studios with Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou, “the resulting album is a dive into abyssal depths, lined with chaotic passages of rage, dark ambient abstractions, and the grief-riddled howls of people viewing the world via the amplification of an 18 year old’s emotions.” - ConsequenceOfSound.net
Risk It! from Dresden, Germany combine "the best of Terror and Trapped Under Ice into a down-tuned, two-step friendly form of hardcore done by the books." - RockFreaks.com
In other words, this will be a memorable shows by a band that deserves to be called headliner of Northcote Festival 2014.
Wolf x Down has built quite a name for themselves over the last few years with their rebellious spirit, ACAB messages and radical vegan straight edge lifestyle. Their new record "Stray From The Path" is "the perfect embodiment of hardcore. It’s heavy, it has punk spirit but also metal potential." - LegendsArising.com
Scottish lads in War Charge know how to play hardcore jams that hit hard. With their straight in your face lyrics and a no-nonsense attitude they delivered a very solid EP called "New World Justice" earlier this year. If you like Trail & Error, Frustration and Breaking Point, you’re definitely in for a treat.
“Wow. No big adjectives or obscure words here. Just "wow". This shit is impressive. Taking a push from NYHC crossover like Leeway, mixing in some present day like Mind Eraser and Rival Nob and Terror. [...] It has the speed, the fury, the hate, and the energy to remain steadfast amid the chaos.” - EmptyHandsPVD.com
This Belgian four-piece has been turning heads since late 2011, the reason being their relentless live performance, continuous tour schedule and authentic brand of hardcore. “Redemption Denied are on top of their game with Nothing Remains.” - LegendsArising.com
HAWSER have grown tremendously since their "Shallow Earth" release earlier in 2013. They’ve taken their dark and heavy tracks and toured Europe relentlessly DIY-style with Light It Up, To The Test and many others. Major plans are ahead, so keep a close eye on them.
Get your horns up and running shoes on to get that circle pit going.
"Fusing an NYHC tough-guy smackdown with a grim English outlook, Nottingham’s Bleak Reality are, for want of a better phrase, fucking heavy. Think Madball and Biohazard by way of the M1 Northbound, and you’ll have a good idea of the type of baseball-bat-across-the-nose beatings that they deal out." - TightToTheNail.com
Last Dayz are part of the vibrant Polish hardcore scene and are on the infamous Ratel Records label. Their incredibly heavy blend of hardcore make the hairs in your neck stand up and makes us beyond excited to see them live at Northcote.
To The Test have earned their stripes by getting the crowd going with their show early in the afternoon. The band sends you a personal invite to come see them: “So if you like pounding breakdowns and fast and furious riffs come see for yourself and taste a piece of the To The Test’ pie when we come near you”
“Straight up heavy hardcore from Duisburg, Germany. Their 7” demo packs in all the best elements of that 90’s metallic guitar and bass tone while keeping its roots firmly planted with that NYHC groove and bounce. Each track is written with elements that will bring even the most reluctant mosher out of retirement.” -Neutral Words Records
They’ve only been around for about two years, but Dull Eyes has been turning heads with their "War Anthems" release. Their metallic influences lay somewhere between No Warning and Metallica, but you’ll taste a pinch of Brutality Will Prevail and feel a breeze of Twitching Tongue as well. Dull Eyes are going strong. Keep an eye on them.
Clear X Path is a straight edge band from Rotterdam, the Netherlands expressing their hate for society's mold through a raw, hard type of hardcore. With lots of hard slamming-drums, simple in-your-face riffs and conclusive lyrics, these guys are bound to bring their message upon you loud and clear.
Run Like Hell is a band inspired by Backfire!, No Turning Back, Casey Jones, and many other non-music things (check their Facebook-page for the full list). They’ve put together a solid sound since getting together in 2011 and we’re excited to see them destroy the stage in March.
Deathtrap are a young, metallic infused hardcore band taking influence from all corners of life