Friday, June 25, 2010

Destroy the Machines tour Kansas City 1995

From The 1995 tour with Guilt and Damnation AD. When I first watched this Karl was doing something he never does, one of my pet peeves in hardcore. Singing with his back to the audience. I thought was strange Karl knows better than that. After Born from Pain he says he can't hear the vocals on stage. Ahhh I see.

Open with my favorite set opener song. Videos from this era are rare, Keep them coming!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Earth Crisis playing Against the current in LA with Andy Hurley

Firestorm record release show video

So I have video of this from the crowd with better sound. But it is on VHS, so it doesn't help those of you on the internets. I wrote an entire essay about this show on the Stuck in the past blog which I will link to at the bottom of this post. It was a decade and half ago, i forgot a few bands Conviction for one,but I got most of the experience in the essay.

This was probably one of the single greatest hardcore shows I ever went to. Earth crisis, Outspoken, chokehold, Bloodlet, Green Rage, Conviction...

Earth Crisis June 12th 2010 East Tsunami

Not great video but the only one I've found so far. Wrath of sanity and Forced March are up too.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Studio line-up from first show of Wrath of Sanity tour + three part interview

Cool three part interview/ Live video that includes So others may live, All out War and Gomorrah Season's ends. Includes interviews with Karl. I really enjoyed when Karl talks about the early straight edge bands.

Here in Portland we see the Wrath of Sanity Tour in two days. Review coming.

So other may live recorded on Wrath of Sanity tour in Chicago(Andy Hurley on drums)

Live in Chicago May 4th 2010!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Wrath of Sanity tour dates

Earth Crisis have added six more stops to their “The Wrath Of Sanity Tour” with First Blood and Thick As Blood. The latest schedule for the trek can be found below:

April 22nd New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
April 23rd Worcester, MA – Palladium (“New England Metal And Hardcore Festival“)
April 24th Syracuse, NY – The Westcott Theater
April 25th Philadelphia, PA – The Barbary
April 27th Quebec City, QC – L’agite
April 28th Montreal, QC – Cafe L’Inconditionnel
April 29th Toronto, ON – Sneaky Dee’s
April 30th Altoona, PA – The Urban Warzone
May 01st Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
May 02nd Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
May 03rd Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
May 04th Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Rock Club
May 05th Milwaukee, WI – The Rave @ Eagles Ballroom
May 07th Denver, CO – The Marquis Theater (feat. Whitechapel)
May 08th Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
May 10th Seattle, WA – Studio 7
May 11th Vancouver, CA – Rickshaw Theater
May 12th Portland, OR – Satyricon
May 13th Reno, NV – The Underground
May 15th Sacramento, CA – The Boardwalk
May 16th California metal fest (with Misery index, Dying Fetus and Cattle Decap)

Monday, March 29, 2010

Full U.S. Warth of Sanity tour 2010 Starts May 5th!

Full U.S. Tour with First Blood and Thick as Blood starts on May 5th. The big news of course is that Andy Hurley (Fall out Boy/Race Traitor/Kill the slavemaster and Vegan Reich)Will be filling in For Dennis Merrick on Drums. Dennis is still in the band and playing a few of the shows but is not able to commit to the whole tour. Dennis is a fantastic drummer and it is shame for those of us who will miss seeing him. at the same time it is great Hurley is filling in. Besides being in one of the most famous Pop bands of the last decade he is a great drummer and bring lots of attention to the tour. I couldn't list all the online articles from Drum magazines to Kerrang the atention paid to this is great for Earth Crisis. I post tour dates soon.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Update on The book project

Hey EC fans,

Sorry I've been quiet of late. I'm still working on Forged in the Flames, I got delayed by some projects that I hope will in the end benefit Forged and in the end bring more readers to the Earth Crisis Story. Nothing is offcial ye, when it is I'll post here and on Facebook.

Earth Crisis has been on the road in the last year promoting the badass reunion album "To the Death." A full U.S. tour, Europe, Australia and Japan. It's an exciting time for true EC fans. So I'll leave you with this video of Against the Current from their shows last month in Japan.

I also want to take a second to write something about this song. When I first got 'To the death' I loved it. as unpopular as this opinion is I thought it was as strong or stronger than Destroy the machines. But I thought the single/video track "to ashes" and "Against the Current" the other song released on myspace were the weakest two songs on the album. I worried about these songs starting off a record that I thought had it's strongest moments on Track 8,11 and 4.

I expressed my feelings about these songs to Karl and Scott, before I watched them play in San Francisco last may. I even told Karl i thought it sounded like "Snapcase trying to be Path of Resistance." Karl laughed at that. After hearing the song live it grew on me. Them I started to pay attention to how the song is arranged. Musically the song has alot of interesting things going on. Drums most of all. Song grew on me...

More Scott Interviews...

Who is the count now?

Great interview with Scott... on Vampire

Rafi: So to welcome you to our VampireFreaks’ listeners who may not be too familiar with Earth Crisis, how did you guys come together?

Scott Crouse: We got together in 1991, we were fairly young at the time, most of us were around 15 years old. Just a few guys who really wanted to make music together and just grew from there. We saw each other at a lot of the local shows out in New York and Karl had been wanting to put a band together for a long time. There were a lot of different versions of Earth Crisis over the years, he started out a band called Freedom Work, so he eventually got in touch with us and asked us if we wanted to play on a demo he was going to make.

Rafi: You guys started out of Syracuse, and New York being such a place for bands starting out what made you guys truly stand out?

SC: I think at the time in the scene we were playing in, we were really extreme at the time. Most of the bands were coming from a more Punk Hardcore background and we were coming from a more solid Metal background. I think that was who we really were, just a group of metal heads. However what attracted us to the hardcore scene was kind of the ideology of it all, the ethics behind it. Sound wise we were definitely from a metal background. So we certainly stood out playing amongst them, which got us a bit of a negative response at first.

Rafi: Since ‘Destroy the Machines’ I have noticed a strong old school punk influence, which bands inspired you and how?

SC: I was more into the crossover kind of music, the main punk influences for myself was The Misfits and the Dead Kennedys, they were huge influences on me. I know Karl was more into bands like Crass and stuff like that. I think Karl brings more of that punk element into the band, the rest of us were more into music like D.R.I. and The Used. Don’t get me wrong Karl was into them as well, but I think he was more grounded into the old school punk than the rest of us.

Read the whole interview here:

I learned something here...Scott mentions that Karl had a band called Freedom Works. That is news to me. Can anyone from syracuse confirm this, and possibly tell me who was in this project?


Scott with a greek metal site...