Biohazard, Left Alone and Crazy Arm confirmed!
Biohazard was one of the first bands to regularly incorporate elements of both hip-hop and hardcore metal into their sound; since their lyrical fare dealt with the harshness of urban life and the resulting anger and frustration, which both genres of music have been known to address, the connection only made sense, especially in light of Anthrax’s highly effective collaboration with Public Enemy on 1991’s “Bring the Noise”. They began opening for local hardcore and thrash bands and gradually built a large following through their outraged sense of injustice, political awareness, and constant touring.
They have signed in the past with the worldwide recognized labels Roadrunner, Warner Bros and Mercury Records and the “Urban Discipline” (1992) album has sold over 1,000,000 copies. Biohazard truly is a New York hardcore legend who shared the stage with acts like Agnostic Front, Sick of it All, Suicidal Tendencies or Hatebreed. Their latest album “Reborn in Defiance” was released in January 2012.
Left Alone (USA)
Left Alone is a punk rock band from Wilmington, California. They were formed in May 1996 by lead vocalist and guitarist Elvis Cortez. Cortez formed his own label, Smelvis Records, to release Left Alone's records, and has since expanded the label to include numerous other underground bands. Cortez was also the owner of the PCH Club in Wilmington, which is now defunct. Left Alone's music has ska influences, and the band is notable for adhering to a do it yourself ethic by avoiding major labels, booking their own tours, and making their own merchandise.
After releasing numerous demos, splits, and EPs, Left Alone released their first full-length, Streets of Wilmington, in 2002. A year later, the band compiled their earlier, out-of-print recordings on the anthology Left Alone: 1996-2000. In 2003, Cortez went on the Warped Tour as a roadie. After Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman heard Left Alone's music, he chose the band to be the Warped Tour BBQ band for the 2004 tour. The band were invited back to be the BBQ band for the 2005 tour. While on the Warped Tour, Tim Armstrong of Rancid heard Left Alone's 2004 album, Lonely Starts & Broken Hearts. Armstrong signed the band to his label, Hellcat Records, and re-released Lonely Starts & Broken Hearts. The band released their third full-length album, Dead American Radio, on August 8, 2006, which features guest appearances from Tim Armstrong and Patricia Day of the Horrorpops.
The band released their fourth, self-titled album on April 7, 2009 and toured with the Vans Warped Tour in 2010.
Crazy Arm (UK)
Crazy Arm set up camp in mid-2006. Not easy to categorize, and all the better for it, their sound is an accumulation of decades of influence and inspiration: rooted in hardcore/punk, ‘60s protest folk/country and classic rock'n'roll, combined with a grass-roots political overview that embraces anti-war, anti-fascist and pro-community activism.
Their debut album, “Born to Ruin” was released in 2009 to much acclaim from fans and critics alike, and their second release “Union City Breath” followed in 2011. In November 2011 Crazy Arm were the main support to Against Me on their European headline tour.
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