Margin Walker Presents:
COMEBACK KID(Can, Victory Recs)
BY ANY MEANS ( N.I)
Weds 2nd July 2014
The Speakeasy,. Queens Uni, Belfast
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COMEBACK KID ( Can, Victory Records)
Since dropping their debut full-length, 2003’s Turn It Around, COMEBACK KID has been an undeniable staple of the hardcore community. Each subsequent release has built upon the foundation of its predecessor while continually experimenting with andincorporating new musical elements from beyond the confines of modern hardcore. Five seconds into the band’s latest album, Symptoms
+ Cures, though, it’s made clear that this time around COMEBACK KID has pushed their output to a new plateau.
Originally formed in 2000 by members of Winnipeg, Canada’s underground music scene, COMEBACK KID has amassed a catalog of four
full-length international releases along with a live CD/DVD. Says current vocalist Andrew Neufeld about the band’s origins: “We wanted
to keep the intensity from our other bands or those we looked up to at the time, but also took influence from ‘90s skate punk and more
melodic acts.” He continues: “We wanted the music to be heavy, but the vocals were meant to incorporate a bit more melody than wasfound in traditional hardcore. Still, I don’t think we knew how far we could go with it at the time.” The band’s sophomore effort, 2005’sWake The Dead, affirmed their position atop the heap of modern hardcore bands; however, when writing commenced for 2007’sBroadcasting, then-vocalist and founding member Scott Wade announced his departure from the group, finding Neufeld abandoning hisaxe to take over vocal duties. But Broadcasting… didn’t miss a beat. With Neufeld more than capably filling Wade’s shoes, they delivereda powerful record that was undeniably COMEBACK KID while incorporating further-developed musical ideas and a more colorful vocalperformance.
Having delivered their pure and passionate brand of hardcore to fans around the world since 2002, COMEBACK KID released a live
CD/DVD package dubbed Through The Noise in 2008. On top of accurately relaying the intensity and attitude of a COMEBACK KID
performance through a 17-song set list comprised of favorites from the band’s three previous releases, it also included an hour-long
documentary entitled “Our Distance” that shared the band’s story to date. The documentary allowed fans an inside look their tours, how
they started and where they are going, testament to their desire to remain connected to their crowds. Since then, the band has dominated
stages on several continents and worked on an array of other projects, musical or otherwise, all while composing the fourth COMEBACK
Officially dropping August 31st, 2010, Symptoms + Cures is the latest offering from the lineup currently consisting of Neufeld on vocals,
founding members Kyle Profeta on drums and Jeremy Hiebert on guitar, as well as guitarist Casey Hjelmberg and bassist Matt Keil. The
album is firmly rooted in the brand of hardcore that its three predecessors helped established, yet incorporates more musical layers and v
vocal variance than we’ve heard from the band thus far. “We really found our mesh with Andrew singing,” says Profeta about the effort.
“Our last album was more of a ‘feeler.’ We were just getting in the mode of Andrew becoming our front man. With Symptoms + Cures,
we’ve really found our sound with him and we’re all really excited about it.”
Trademark elements of the band’s sound are abundant on Symptoms + Cures – gang vocals, half-time bridges, and tastefully-placed
breakdowns among them. However, the record also features a more dynamic vocal performance than we’ve previously heard, weaving
a much harsher and urgent vocal delivery with sing-able passages, not to mention new musical expansions that stray from the straight-up
simplicity of hardcore. Still, these new elements only serve to enhance, not overpower, the core of their sound – and this is assuredly
a COMEBACK KID album. Upon delivering the new project to the masses, COMEBACK KID embarked on a world tour, hitting North
America, Europe, Asia, and South America and sharing stages with acts like MADBALL, SICK OF IT ALL, FOUR YEAR STRONG, A
WILHELM SCREAM, PARKWAY DRIVE, BLEEDING THROUGH, and others.
With their devout supports behind them, COMEBACK KID has been playing sold out shows all over the world. The band stayed busy in 2013, performing on the Boys of Summer tour, Spring Break festival, Grozerock Fest, Pirate Satellite Festival, S.C.E.N.E. Music Festival,Amnesia Rockfest, Deichbrand Festival, Dour Festival, Resurrection Fest, Xtreme Fest, and Hevy Festival, playing hundreds of shows in between. Fans can rest assured that 2014 will prove just as impressive, with the release of their newest album, Die Knowing, a
headlining US tour, and more surprises along the way. Hardly a “comeback”, the guys of COMEBACK KID continue to remind us time
and time again that they are here to stay.
In March 2014 COMEBACK KID released their 5th full length album ''Die Knowing'' On Victory Records
For Fans of PROPAGANDHI, THIS IS HELL, TERROR, PARKWAY DRIVE, THE GHOST INSIDE,A WILHELM SCREAM
Napoleon are a melodic hardcore band from Exeter, England. Since forming in 2011, they started to gain recognition in the British hardcore scene with their debut EP What We See, promoting their own brand of melody driven hardcore.
After receiving positive feedback from their debut single Rituals, they released their debut EP What We See, a 4 song EP in May 2011. Recorded with Stu McKay (Studio 6) and featuring Jonny OC of Canadian hardcore legends Liferuiner, it was released on May 1st 2011, and can be downloaded free of charge from the bands official website here - www.napoleonuk.com
Intelligent, melody driven hardcore. Put aside every expectation of the classic "Hardcore" or "Metalcore" genre that is widely spread within the present alternative music scene right now and take note of Napoleon!
For Fans Of LANDSCAPES, STRAY FROM THE PATH, YOUR DEMISE, DEFEATER,etc etc
BY ANY MEANS
By Any Means - Epitomising everything that is great about hardcore, this 4 piece have been spending the last 5 years building a band, a set list and a reputation that commands respect and a love of their hard, fast and heavy brand of hardcore.
Formed in june 2009 by vocalist 'Hardcore' Dave Lyness, Paul Anthony and Dave Byers who wanted to bring a fresh outlook to the metal and hardcore scene inireland they felt was lacking - a sense of community, family, pride and integrity that metal wasn't offering and punk was pushing underground. Taking to the studio in 2010 they released the self titled EP By Any Means. A statement of intent mixing hardcore, metal and even stoner influences, it was very well received by the whole extreme music community both in Ireland and UK. This year also saw them joined by Chris McDowell on bass, a jazz and blues bassist at heart he brought a melodic beating heart to the aggressive overture of the guitars and vocal.
2011 saw them refining their stage show, playing incessantly around Ireland to hone their songs and perfect the heavy sound that has become their trademark. They entered Einstein studios in Antrim in August with legendary engineer Frankie McClay and have produced the album 'Built On Respect'. A call to arms to all those who believe that music should be heavy, riff laden, aggressive and full of honesty and integrity it has received rave reviews from all who have heard it so far. The live show continues to recruit more and more people into the BAM ethic and ethos, culminating in a mass shared-stage sing along in which everyone is invited to 'make this show yours - because that's what it is'.
2012 Promises big things with plans to tour Ireland, UK and Europe already being put into place, plus a hopeful re-entry into the studio to put out a mini album featuring new material and some covers showing where the BAM heart was formed.
2013 has seen the departure of vocalist and co-founder Dave Lyness and the introduction of Chris Curlett on vocals. Bringing unbounded enthusiasm and energy this change will surely set By Any Means even further apart from the pack in their live show. Plans for UK and European shows and a long awaited re-entry to the studio to record for 2 EP's to be released later this year and early 2014.
With a mixture of songs so fast they will literally tear your head off to slow, almost sludge riffs that you are compelled to nod your head to, bringing to mind legendary bands such as Madball, Terror, SOIA, First Blood, Agnostic Front, Raging Speedhorn and so many others there is literally everything for everyone here. Carrying the torch for Irish hardcore, they leave destruction in their wake and an undeniable knowledge that whoever sees them have truly witnessed what hardcore is about.