NYHC: New York Hardcore 1980–1990 Book

Bazillion Points Books has been putting together a slew of amazing reads for fans of music, musicians and the culture that sustains it, and their newest release looks to be yet another cult classic. “NYHC: New York Hardcore” is due out in November and will cover every angle of this vital scene, from the bands to the bars to the egos that bolstered the hardcore evolution and made it a force to be recognized and respected. Freddy Cricien of Madball introduces the book with a personally penned introduction. “These years were formative ones. For those that lived it, you will be transported back in time and you can revel in the nostalgia. To those that didn’t live it, go ahead and transport yourself to that period and be grateful that you’ve discovered this special scene. Read on and take everything in—but don’t feel like you missed out! This book is a way to get caught up on history, and also a bridge to a whole world that is as relevant today as its ever been.”

PRESS RELEASE:

NYHC will be available wherever books are sold in November 2014. http://www.nyhcbook.com/

Tony Rettman’s ambitious oral history captures ten years of struggle, including the scene’s regional rivalries with D.C. and Boston, the birth of moshing, the clash and coming to terms of hardcore and heavy metal, the straightedge movement, and the unlikely influence of Krishna consciousness.

The gripping and sometimes hilarious narrative is woven together like the fabric of New York itself from over 100 original interviews with members of Absolution, Adrenalin O.D., Agnostic Front, Antidote, Bad Brains, Bloodclot, Bold, Born Against, Breakdown, Cause for Alarm, Citizen Arrest, Cro-Mags, Crumbsuckers, Death Before Dishonor, Even Worse, False Prophets, Gorilla Biscuits, H20, Heart Attack, Inhuman, Into Another, Irate, Judge, Kraut, Leeway, Life’s Blood, Major Conflict, Murphy’s Law, Nausea, Nihilistics, Nuclear Assault, Numskulls, Outburst, Pro-Pain, Quicksand, Raw Deal, Reagan Youth, Rorschach, S.O.D., Sacrilege, Savage Circle, Sheer Terror, Shelter, Shok, Sick of it All, Side by Side, Skinhead Youth, Straight Ahead, the Abused, the Cryptcrashers, the Mad, the Misfits, the Misguided, the Mob, the Psychos, the Ritz, the Stimulators, the Undead, Token Entry, Underdog, Urban Waste, Virus, Warzone, Youth of Today, and many, many more.

“New York City has an energy that you’re not going to find anywhere else. People who have that passionate, driven mindset; they gravitate to New York City. Being in that intense environment—you had to come into your own to survive that area.”—John Porcelly, Youth of Today/Shelter

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