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The Rival Mob
Drawn up by some of the most unsavory souls in the Boston, MA underground hardcore scene and reinforced by members who have done time in infamous area bands like Mind Eraser, Righteous Jams, Mental, Xfilesx and many others, The Rival Mob has become darlings of the current hardcore scene, inspiring shameless violence and playing high on the bill at the most important hardcore festivals in America: This Is Hardcore in Philadelphia, Sound And Fury in California and Chaos In Tejas In Austin, Texas.
Not only are their live appearances a hot commodity, but the merch lines at their shows draw more attention than the opening bands, often selling out of shirts and music in mere minutes, and all of their out-of-print vinyl releases on some of the most respected labels (Triple B, Lockin’ Out, and Six Feet Under) fetch outrageous sums at online auctions and are in constant demand.
In between serving time with their current other projects World War 4, Give, No Tolerance and Boston Strangler, the band will be playing on both coasts highlighted once again by the big summer festivals as well as their first-ever trip across the Atlantic to Europe.
The band’s Revelation Records debut picks up right where their previous EP, “Hardcore For Hardcore,” left off, with vocalist Brendan Radigan spewing venom at the ills that plague both the outside world and the scene itself, all delivered over fast, stagedive-inspiring hardcore that brings to mind the best of mid-late ’80s New York hardcore bands like Youth Of Today, Warzone and Breakdown.
As exclaimed by Radigan on stage at 2012’s This Is Hardcore fest, “People say winter is coming. Motherfucker, Mob Justice is what’s coming!”
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Whether it’s with their infectious hardcore urgency, or uniquely powerful lyrics, the true grit of Blacklisted will move you. They carry a soul and energy unlike any other hardcore band. Blacklisted pick up the torch that contemporary legends American Nightmare once proudly carried. Merging a violence, honesty, and emotional outpouring into one untamable and inspiring hardcore machine.
Blacklisted came to the forefront of the hardcore community with their “Our Youth Is Wasted” CD, released on Jamey Jasta’s Stillborn label (now out of print). After touring the U.S. in support of the release, the band took part in the “Dead Man’s Hand” split 7″EP series on Deathwish, pairing up with LA’s First Blood. This release was the first step in now a long standing friendship and partnership between the band and the label.
Shortly after that release surfaced, Blacklisted found a permanent home on Deathwish and released their “We’re Unstoppable” CD. A collection of songs from their classic demo recordings and the “Our Youth…” release.
In 2005, they entered The Outpost with engineer Jim Siegel (Blood For Blood, Dropkick Murphys) to record their now classic album “…The Beat Goes On”. Comprised of 13 contemporary hardcore anthems, “…The Beat Goes On” celebrates the triumph, underdog determination that defines Blacklisted.
After over a year of constant touring and lineup refinement, Blacklisted returned with their release “Peace On Earth, War On Stage”. Recorded with Kurt Ballou at Godcity Studios, “Peace On Earth, War On Stage” was comprised of four groundbreaking musical wars. Showcasing the intense musical progression, poetic prowess, and raw sonic power that is today’s Blacklisted.
2008 ushered in a new era for Blacklisted with the release of their now classic “Heavier Than Heaven…” album. Recorded and engineered by Kurt Ballou (Converge) @ Godcity, “Heavier Than Heaven, Lonelier Than God” carried a psychological darkness merely hinted at in their previous “Peace On Earth…” release, diving head first into the jaws of their introspective abyss. This bold leap sharpened their teeth and reaped great creative rewards. Songs like “Stations” and “Touch Test” erupted with a shocking state of emotional electricity, while the abrasive melancholy of “Circuit Breaker” and “Wish” possessed the ability to haunt listeners for a lifetime. Cementing their reputation as one of the only true lone-wolves of their hardcore generation.
Blacklisted on Deathwish, Inc.
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Conceived in Iraq, the back of a van hurtling across the desert, Mississippi, and the leaf shrouded seclusion of a Mount Pleasant basement, GIVE has existed in one form or another for close to five years. We played our first show in November of ’08, since then we have played many shows in many places. We’ve had three recording sessions, all with Don Zientara at Inner Ear Studios in Arlington, VA.
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