Sick Of It All Announce 25th Anniversary Show In NYC
February 4, 2011
Sick Of It All have been hardcore royalty since they stepped on the scene back in 1986 and refuse to give up the crown any time soon. The band released one of their most furious strikes yet last year with the incredible ‘Based on a True Story’ and have toured their asses off for nearly an entire year in support of the record. Now they are throwing another huge party where it all started – New York City! That’s right, on March 26th, Sick Of It All is taking over Webster Hall for a massive show in celebration of their 25th anniversary!
Make sure you are there to witness these hardcore heavyweights in what is sure to be a defining night in their storied career. Sick Of It All have pulled out all of the stops on this show and are happy to announce that support will be provided by very special guests Snapcase alongside Brooklyn’s finest, Merauder, and Razorblade Handgrenade from New Jersey. Tickets for the show go on sale February 11th! Don’t miss it!
Sick Of It All Announce West Coast Mini Tour
May 13, 2010
NYHC legends, Sick Of It All
, are extremely excited to announce their first West Coast shows in years, which will be taking place this summer with Alpha and Omega
, 50 Lions
and Trash Talk
in the supporting slots. Head over now to www.myspace.com/sickofitallny
in order to stream new tracks and to view their complete touring itinerary.
Sick Of It All
also brings the pain as their latest single "Death or Jail
" soundtracks the hard hitting fisticuffs of UFC Undisputed 2010
. Check out the trailer now at this location
(vocals) states: "We are very excited to get back on the road. Especially to be getting back to the West Coast. It's been too long. We have a lot of friends and fans that have been waiting patiently for us to come back. Well that was until the new album came out. Then the e-mails and messages were more like 'you can't make an album like this and not come out here to play them live' and we totally agree. We can't wait to get out there and sweat it out with everyone. The new set we've put together has a great flow. Hits you hard and keeps going and will have you singing along from start to finish. It's a great mix of old and new songs so start brushing up on those lyrics. I don't think anyone will be disappointed. See you in the pit."
(drums) further comments: "We just announced a West Coast tour and are psyched to be coming out again to play some of our favorite cities in America - places that have never lost their passion for hardcore and have kept it alive and kicking. Places like Seattle, San Francisco, LA, Santa Barbara, San Diego, as well as new budding scenes like in Victorville. With the awesome support package of Alpha and Omega
, 50 Lions
and Trash Talk
, these shows promise to be something really special. We'll be mixing it up, playing songs from every stage of our career and showcasing some brand new songs from 'Based on a True Story'
, our new release which we're all very proud of. It's been too long since we've been out west, and hopefully we can make this a more common occurrence."
Sick Of It All Post 'Death Or Jail' Video Online
May 3, 2010
It's clobberin' time as the legendary NYC hardcore pioneers, Sick Of It All, have returned with an absolutely crushing new full-length album that is going to once again redefine the genre they helped create. The group released their vicious new offering, 'Based On A True Story', worldwide through Century Media Records last week and Alternative Press praises the effort by saying, "Sick Of It All are the best at what they do."
The group recently completed a new video for the vicious new track, "Death or Jail," with acclaimed directors Mike Pecci and Ian McFarland (Fear Factory, Meshuggah). You can check it out now below.
After two decades of excellence, Sick Of It All continues firing on all cylinders. The band's real life dogma and hunger for excellence as a hardcore band have truly been ideals that fans from all corners of the globe passionately admire and identify with. Sick Of It All have made their mark as one of the cornerstones of NYHC, proving that heart, hard work and dedication to hardcore is about more than just the music and an image, it's a way of life.
Sick Of It All's 'Death Or Jail' Video Trailer Posted Online
April 21, 2010
NYC's legendary hardcore pioneers Sick Of It All found that bringing their tough hardcore mentality (or, uh, shooting a promo video) to the streets of Boston, MA didn't go over too well with local authorities. The group was on location filming a video for a track off their new album, 'Based On A True Story' (which was released yesterday, April 20th), with renowned local area directors Ian McFarland and Mike Pecci, but when cops tried to shut down the shoot tempers got a little heated.
It seems as if New Yorkers still aren't that welcome in Red Sox territory. More news to follow later this week, but for now check out the new video trailer below.
Sick Of It All Launch Pre-Order Packages
March 25, 2010
It's clobberin' time as the legendary NYC hardcore pioneers, Sick Of It All
, have returned with an absolutely crushing new full-length album that is going to once again redefine the genre they helped create. The group will be releasing their vicious new offering, 'Based On A True Story'
, worldwide through Century Media Records
on April 20th in North America.
A specially priced, limited edition pre-order package is now available exclusively through CMDistro
where you can buy the new CD with an exclusive t-shirt for only $18, so click here
to purchase now as these are bound to sell out fast.
The vicious new track, "Death or Jail
," can be heard now at www.myspace.com/sickofitallny
and a new video for the track was just shot with acclaimed directors Mike Pecci
and Ian McFarland
Sick Of It All
has posted a two part detailed track by track video explaining the entire new album online including audio snippets to the first seven tracks of the album, so head over to the links below to check it out.
Part 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7PXSLGeu0I
Part 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmBmXF6Zh2A
After two decades of excellence, Sick Of It All
continue firing on all cylinders. The band's real life dogma and hunger for excellence as a hardcore band have truly been ideals that fans from all corners of the globe passionately admire and identify with. Sick Of It All
have made their mark as one of the cornerstones of NYHC
, proving that heart, hard work and dedication to hardcore is about more than just the music and an image, it's a way of life.
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YEAR FORMED: 1986
HOME TOWN: New York, NY
Lou Koller (vocals)
Pete Koller (guitar)
Craig Setari (bass)
Armand Majidi (drums)
As one of the longest standing bands still proudly waving the flag of New York Hardcore, Sick Of It All have made their mark as one of the cornerstones of NYHC, proving that heart, hard work and dedication to hardcore is about more than just the music and an image, it’s a way of life.
The four-piece will be celebrating their 20th anniversary in 2006 and coinciding with that monumental event is the release of the bands 9th full-length record (not including several EPs, singles and live recordings). The upcoming record, entitled Death To Tyrants, will be released early 2006 and shows the band is nowhere near slowing down.
“This is a landmark album for us, so it's important for it to be strong and heavy,” says drummer Armand Majidi. “Although the songs growl in a new way, they're SOIA through and through, with something to offer all our fans from every era. There's a political slant to a number of songs, because of the more desperate world view we have nowadays, but we still share personal experiences, philosophies and moods that we hope everyone can relate to.”
This socially driven attitude and message is something that’s always kept the band close with their fanbase from the very beginning. Originally formed by brothers Lou and Pete Koller in the mid-'80s, Sick Of It All set the tone of their music and ideology by offering a no-frills view of the world around them. Often revolving around politics, social injustices and life on streets in New York, the band wore their views on their sleeve and made no apologies, often times attempting to turn the tables to include thread of positivity, a hope for change and improvement.
Not long after forming, the band released their first self-titled EP on Revelation Records and began to accumulate a strong local following after playing infamous clubs like CBGBs. Their first full-length record, Blood Sweat And No Tears (Combat Records), took the band on their first national tour, after which there was no stopping them. When their second album Just Look Around was released in 1992, it was a benchmark for the band and the New York hardcore scene. The band recruited bass player Craig Ahead during this time who joined them on international tours to both Europe and Japan, while the record helped revitalized the scene and bolster NYHC pride among their contemporaries. The mid-90s saw the band go the majors as they released their breakthrough-album Scratch The Surface in 1994 on Atlantic, followed by a live album and a collection of rarities before they released their seminal record Built To Last in 1997. During this time the band continued to tour relentlessly, even hitting South and Central America.
Releasing three albums on Fat Wreck Chords, as well as a live album and a collection of rarities, the band kept spreading the hardcore reality all over the world, proving to be an institution of hardcore while different trends came and went. It’s this longevity and conviction that has kept the band’s reputation untarnished and legendary.
“We're lucky enough to have [a fanbase] that accepts us as we are, and who prefer their music gimmick-free and without all the pop culture bullshit,” Majidi says. “Our motivation is helped by the fact that in twenty years, we never rested on our laurels because of mainstream success. We're just as hungry as we've ever been and still have a lot to prove.”
Taking the challenge on to prove their sincerity, the band have crafted an album to prove the tired listeners and the naysayers dead wrong. Set to be recorded with Dean Baltulonis (Bouncing Souls, Give Up The Ghost, Most Precious Blood) at Atomic Studios this winter with mixing being handled by Tue Madsen (The Haunted, Heaven Shall Burn), Sick Of It All are firing on all cylinders. The band’s real life dogma and hunger for excellence as a hardcore band have truly been ideals that fans from all corners of the globe passionately admire and identify with. On Death To Tyrants, the band pulls no punches and shows clearly why they are the definition of “hardcore.”