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Up Front
Record Store Day 2014 Exclusive!

image April 19th, 2014 is Record Store Day and Smorgasbord Records is proud to announce that for the first time in 25 years, the Up Front "Spirit" LP will be available again. The layout is true to the original pressing from 1988, Limited press of 700 on translucent red vinyl, Includes digital download card.

TRACK LIST
Side A
1. Once And For All
2. All Of Me
3. Our Best
4. Left Behind
5. Expression
6. Break It Up
7. Second Thoughts
8. What We Need
Side B
1. Foolhearted
2. One Step Ahead
3. Deliverance
4. New Leaf
5. Stand Tall
6. Decisions
7. Spirit
8. Something To Strive For

Also available, Up Front "What Fire Does" 7", 300 hand numbered copies on Grey Marble Vinyl.

Please do not contact us regarding copies, we don't have any in stock, they are all only available exclusively on Record Store Day.

Link: http://www.recordstoreday.com/
Date: March 5th, 2013

 

Capital Radio
Digital Download release available now!

image Digital Download release available Now!
Capital Radio "Nothing's Ever Easy" Available Now on iTunes! http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/nothings-ever-easy/id484957455

Link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/nothings-ever-easy/id484957455
Date: December 14th, 2011

 

Live Suburbia Book


image Check out Live Suburbia, which came out on October 11th, 2011 and features some classic "metal era" 1980's photos by Jeff Terranova and Jon Field from Up Front.

Anthony Pappalardo is the co-author of Radio Silence: A Selected Visual History of American Hardcore Music published by MTV in 2008. He also wrote for Slap magazine from 1997 to 2002. Pappalardo’s writing has been published in Alternative Press, Mass Appeal, and Magnet. He currently records music as the Italian Horn and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Max G. Morton’s writing came to be after he started organizing the stories of his extraordinary life in 2004. Isolated in the desert, one on one with demons (physical & mental) Morton made a pact with the Wolves.

Powerhouse Books
http://www.powerhousebooks.com/site/?p=7352

Live Suburbia Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Live-Suburbia/251385698244999?sk=wall

Link: http://livesuburbia.com
Date: December 3rd, 2011

 

Making A Scene Book!
Expanded Edition

image Butter Goose Press who brought you Everybody's Scene, The story of Connecticut's Anthrax Club has something new in the works!

Originally released in 1989 with a scant 79 photos and under 100 pages; this expanded edition brings over 200 photographs as well as reflections from key characters documenting a special time period in one of the most notorious hardcore music scene in the country.

Making a Scene - New York Hardcore in Photos, Lyrics and Commentary Revisited 1985-1988 captures the energy of the New York hardcore music scene in photographs, lyrics, and comments from those involved in their music, their attitudes, and their lifestyle.

Hardcore is a way of life for thousands of band members and fans all over the world. Here, New York City's hardcore movement is represented in all of its outspoken, opinionated, and often contradictory variety. Participants are shown with friends, spouses, even children, performing, dancing, and hanging out. They also explain in their own words and lyrics to songs what they think hardcore is all about.

From moments of quiet intimacy to the controlled mayhem of live shows, Making a Scene documents in a unique way this flourishing and often misunderstood underground style.

Bri Hurley's photographs have appeared in the Village Voice, Jersey Beat, Teen Punk, and Maximum Rock 'n' Roll. She has also shot album covers and promotional photos for many of New York's hardcore bands.

Website for the book is up and running. Pre-orders won't start until September 1st, 2011 but a few preview pages are up. http://www.makingascenebook.co​m/

Link: http://www.makingascenebook.co​m/
Date: August 11th, 2011

 

REACH Winter Tour!
December 15th - 23rd, 2010

image Click link below for large tour poster!

Link: http://www.smorgasbordrecords.com/media/reach_wintertour2010_full.jpg
Date: December 13th, 2010

 

Motivation "Positive Motivation Crew" LP
limited press of 250

image Motivation "Positive Motivation Crew" 250 copies were pressed on LP and can be purchased through Honest For Truth Records or at the band's live shows…

Digital Download being released through Smorgasbord Records and available worldwide soon!

http://www.hftrecords.extra.hu
http://www.myspace.com/honestfortruthrecords
http://www.myspace.com/xmotivationx

Link: http://www.myspace.com/honestfortruthrecords
Date: December 9th, 2010

 

New Releases!
Digital Download Only

We have decided to go Digital Download only with new releases from here on out.

Coming soon to the Smorgasbord Records catalog are Motivation "Positive Motivation Crew", AWARE! "Stop And Think! Complete Discography", No Image "Rat Race", plus a Bonus Version of the Windfall / Psychopunch Split 7 inch, including five previously unreleased tracks from Windfall which were recorded at the same session as the two tracks released on the split.

All of the Digital Download Only releases will have a complete layout available for PDF download right here on the Smorgasbord Records web site. We are also posting complete layout pdf's from some of our vinyl only releases such as the Windfall / Psychopunch Split 7 inch, Show Of Hands "A new day not forgotten" 7 inch and Trouble Is... "Tempest in a teapot" 7 inch.

Check back for news of when these releases launch and are available on your favorite online stores such as iTunes, eMusic, etc! In the meantime, check out all of the details for each release on the Releases page!

Link: http://www.smorgasbordrecords.com/release.php?offs=0
Date: December 7th, 2010

 

Hardcore For Education $25,000 grant
Please vote!

Hardcore For Education have applied for a $25,000 grant for Golden Empire School from the Pepsi Refresh Everything project. The grant will pay for (currently non-existent) music and arts and promote a Drug Free lifestyle for the kids. Please vote (EVERY DAY). Note ... that you have to set up an account, but they DO NOT send you "offers" or meaningless crap... Please spread the word. Only US based folks can vote...stupid, but... You can also vote by texting 102890 to the number 73774.

http://www.refresheverything.com/hardcoreforeducation

http://www.helpgoldenempire.com/

Link: http://www.refresheverything.com/hardcoreforeducation
Date: October 1st, 2010

 

Hardcore for Education T-Shirts!
Designed by Dan O'Mahony!

image Currently in stock, two different designs for the backs of shirts and sweatshirts, both designed by Dan O'Mahony (formerly of No For An Answer, Carry Nation, 411) and now the news and political commentary website Silence Lies.
http://www.silencelies.com/

Link: http://helpgoldenempire.com/hardcore_for_education_shirts.aspx
Date: August 5th, 2010

 

Hardcore For Education auctions to start soon
check out some of the goodies!

image The auction shall commence on Thursday, August 12, 2010 (at approximately 6:00 PM Pacific Time (GMT - 8 Hours).

Revelation Records Donations

Sick of It All, s/t (7", Revelation 3, Clear - this is the Record Store Day Version)
Revelation 100: 15 Year Retrospective (Dual LP, Test Press, Revelation 100)
Beta Minus Mechanic, Disassembly Required (LP, Test Press, CRIS014)
Himsa, Death is Infinite (LP, Test Press, Revelation 106
Ink and Dagger, Experiments in Nocturnal Sound and Energy (7", Test Press, RD003)
Go National, s/t (7", Test Press, RD005)



REACT! Records Donations

Praise, Growing.Changing.Healing (7", RXR-009, Test Press - 11 of 24)
Praise, Growing.Changing.Healing (7", RXR-009, Pink)
Get The Most, Together (LP, RXR-010, Record Release Edition)
Get The Most, Together (LP, RXR-010, Clear)
Common Cause, Statement of Purpose (LP, RXR-013, Test Press)
Common Cause, Statement of Purpose (LP, RXR-013, Gold)


Smorgasbord Records Donations

Fast Times, Counting Down LP (Smorgasbord 21 - Marble Vinyl)
Up Front, Changes (7", Test Press)
Up Front, Doin' It Live on WNYU (7", Test Press)
Up front, Movement (LP, Blue)
X Marks the Spot, Up Front, Wide Awake and Pressure Release (7")
Follow Through, Taking It Back (LP, Black Vinyl)
Follow Through, s/t (7", Orange Vinyl, limited edition Slapshot "rip-off" cover)



Other Donations

We have other donations which we shall be posting in the next several days (including some great stuff from artist, Ken Salerno).

Link: http://helpgoldenempire.com/donor_smorgasboard_records.aspx
Date: August 5th, 2010

 

Our Gang added to Everybody’s Scene show!
Sat July 17th, 2010 at Mercury Lounge, NYC

image Announcing a show following the theme of the book Everybody’s Scene – the story of Connecticut’s Anthrax Club. Thousands of people went to the Anthrax Club from 1982 until it closed in 1990, come see someone you may not have seen in over 20 years!

Saturday July 17, 2010
Mercury Lounge – 217 East Houston Street – NYC
21 and over (sorry, NYC is tough for the youngsters)
Doors at 6pm


Line up:
24 years since playing together…the return of:
VATICAN COMMANDOS (including Moby!) - 9:00-10:00

UP FRONT with Roger on vocals! - 8:00-8:45

Our Gang 7:20-7:40

ED GEIN’s CAR - after a 20 year hiatus - 6:50 - 7:10

LOUD YOUTH - featuring the son of Connecticut’s own Jeff R. (R.I.P.) - 6:10 - 6:40

$13 advance and $15 day of show

NO service charge tickets will be available at the Mercury Lounge box office Monday thru Friday; Noon-6pm

or online at: http://www.ticketmaster.com/Vatican-Commandos-tickets/artist/1446542


Link: http://www.ticketmaster.com/Vatican-Commandos-tickets/artist/1446542
Date: June 16th, 2010

 

Vatican Commandos, Up Front, Ed Gein's Car and Loud Youth!
Sat July 17th, 2010 at Mercury Lounge, NYC

image Announcing a show following the theme of the book Everybody’s Scene – the story of Connecticut’s Anthrax Club. Thousands of people went to the Anthrax Club from 1982 until it closed in 1990, come see someone you may not have seen in over 20 years!

Saturday July 17, 2010
Mercury Lounge – 217 East Houston Street – NYC
21 and over (sorry, NYC is tough for the youngsters)
Doors at 6pm


Line up:
24 years since playing together…the return of:
VATICAN COMMANDOS (including Moby!) - 9:00-10:00

UP FRONT with Roger on vocals! - 8:00-8:45

ED GEIN’s CAR - after a 20 year hiatus - 7:15-7:45

LOUD YOUTH - featuring the son of Connecticut’s own Jeff R. (R.I.P.) - 6:30-7:00

$13 advance and $15 day of show

NO service charge tickets will be available at the Mercury Lounge box office Monday thru Friday; Noon-6pm

or online at: http://www.ticketmaster.com/Vatican-Commandos-tickets/artist/1446542

Link: http://www.ticketmaster.com/Vatican-Commandos-tickets/artist/1446542
Date: May 25th, 2010

 

Hardcore for Education!
Please support if you can

image Please check out the links:

http://www.helpgoldenempire.com/

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hardcore-for-Education/124411890919744?ref=mf

Link: http://www.helpgoldenempire.com/
Date: May 25th, 2010

 

No Image "Rat Race" CD
Available Now!

image The Rat Race CD is available on Honest For Truth Records from Hungary and will soon be available worldwide through Smorgasbord Records for Digital Download! If you live in North America you can purchase the Honest For Truth Records CD in our Releases Page! If you live outside of North America, please purchase through Honest For Truth Records... http://www.myspace.com/honestfortruthrecords

Link: http://www.smorgasbordrecords.com/release.php?offs=0
Date: 04/26/10

 

Limited Edition Up Front t-shirts
Only a handful left

image Artist Jay Jacoby created original artwork for a limited t-shirt design for the A Time We'll Remember Fest back on 11/21/09. Jay wanted to keep it simple line art and took his inspiration from the original "Spirit" LP artwork. There were only 52 shirts made and sold exclusively at the Fest. We have a few shirts left that are currently available on the Merchandise Page. These are on a first come first serve basis, and once they are gone, they are gone!

Link: http://www.smorgasbordrecords.com/merchandise.php
Date: 04/26/10

 

Great review of Everybody's Scene!
on PASTEPUNK.com

image

Link: http://www.pastepunk.com/site/?p=21146
Date: January 11th, 2010

 

Anthrax Book Release Party/Show
Friday November 27th, 2009

image Friday November 27th, 2009
Lost Generation, Powersurge, Crippled Youth, C.I.A. and DJ Leach @ Cafe Nine, 250 State Street, New Haven, CT (21+) 8PM

Book Release Party 3-5 PM with Malcolm Tent acoustic performance @ Channel 1, 220 State Street, New Haven, CT / FREE / ALL AGES!

Link: http://www.cafenine.com
Date: October 29th, 2009

 

Everybody's Scene - The story of CT's Anthrax Club Book
Pre-Orders and promo video trailer

image The book is at the printer! The new website is live, and pre-orders are now being taken. Here is your chance to pre-order the book at a discounted price. Plus there is also an option to get the book and a limited edition, pre-order only t-shirt package deal.

The new website includes a few page spread visuals, pre-order package deals, and a promo video trailer that, I am sure will get you psyched for the book. Jim Martin, famed Anthrax era flyer artist, designed a limited edition t-shirt for those interested in a package deal, this will only be available through this pre-order offer.

http://www.anthraxclubbook.com

BOOK RELEASE PARTY: November 27th in New Haven CT at Café 9 (http://www.cafenine.com). Lost Generation and Powersurge will re-unite to blast thru sets like it was 1989 (there could be one more band as well). Free food, door prizes/give-aways (Revelation Records, Equal Vision Records, Livewire Records, Brass City Tattoo, Shopshogun Screen Printing, Smorgasbord Records, and more), books for sale, a family re-union of sorts, etc. Details are still being worked out and will be announced shortly. There will also be a smaller all ages event earlier that day in CT as well, again details need worked out.

Book Notes:
- A complete history of the club
- Forward by Moby
- Preface by Porcell
- Complete gig list from 1982 - 1990
- Over 225 never before seen photographs
- 208 pages, 7.0" x 10.0", perfect bound book

Link: http://www.anthraxclubbook.com
Date: October 13th, 2009

 

Paypal only... no more credit cards


Sorry to say, but we no longer accept credit card orders online, only Paypal. If you don't use Paypal, you can still order the old school way... through the snail mail. Send check, money order or carefully concealed US cash to the PO Box address on the Contact page.
We want to thank Trash American Style who since 1996 were gracious enough to run our credit card orders for us! With Trash closed down, so is our online credit card orders...

Date: January 17th, 2008

 

No Image video for Nutmeg United!
by Jan Hering

image Check out No Image's video for their song Nutmeg United!

Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LB4FQxilZi4
Date: December 16th, 2007

 

No Image Demo and T-Shirts


image No Image is Toby Hampp (Chelloveck 4, Lushlife, Stalwart) on vocals, Gary "Chops" MacConnie (Boiling Man, Disaster Party) on guitar, Jeff Terranova (Up Front, Eventide, Windfall, Smorgasbord Records) on bass and Kevin MacKenzie (Disaster Party, Precious Johnson) on drums. After a few years of playing shows we finally have a 4 song demo and two different t-shirt designs available for sale on the Smorgasbord site!

Link: http://www.noimagect.com
Date: July 2nd, 2007

 

Up Front Launch New Web Site!


Jon Field (guitarist in Up Front) has been working diligently on a brand new web site over the past year and it is now live. Check it out... www.up-front.org

Link: http://www.up-front.org
Date: March 19th, 2007

 

Trash American Style in Danbury, CT forced out!


Trash American Style in Danbury, CT, a long standing record store and staple of the CT hardcore/punk scene for the past 20 years is being
forced out of their 12 Mill Plain Road location. The store has been one of the biggest supporters of Smorgasbord Records since day one and we will all be affected by this. Below is an email sent by one of the store's owners, Malcolm Tent.

First the good news: Danbury has gained a bigger print shop.

Now the bad news: Danbury is losing a cultural mecca. Thrown to the curb like........well, like....TRASH!!
Effective May 1st, 2007, Trash American Style will no longer be able to conduct retail
operations at 12 Mill Plain Road. It’s official. Not a rumor. Tell everybody.

We must stress that this is NOT because of bad business or hard times. If we had our druthers, we’d stay here at 12 Mill Plain Road forever. We love this location. It has been very good to us for 17+ years. Due to circumstances way beyond our control, and with little time to effectively plan any strategy, we are forced into action.

Kathy and I are going to stay in business, just in a different fashion for the time being. You’ll be seeing us at record shows, flea markets, colleges, festivals, gigs, vacant lots, and assorted roadsides all over the Northeast. Those of you across the globe will see plenty of Trash action on Ebay and elsewhere on the internet. There will probably be a storefront again, we just don’t know when.

Right now, we’re starting to discount a lot of the merchandise. You’ve seen how much stuff we have and we need to get rid of a lot of it. Shop at Trash and get it while you can.

Please send us your contact information if we don’t already have it. An email or snail mail address will be very helpful to us because we want to keep everybody informed as our situation develops. You can always check trashamericanstyle.com for updates!

Kathy and I want you to know that we love each and every one of you. You’ve given us the best 20 years that we could possibly ask for and we’re grateful to all of you for letting us serve you this whole time. We are not defeated and we will not be stopped. Our journey continues, just down a different path than the one we would have chosen. We hope to see you as much as possible along the path. LONG LIVE TRASH AMERICAN STYLE!

...Malcolm Tent

Link: http://www.trashamericanstyle.com
Date: February 19th, 2007

 

Dead City "The Dead Sessions" CD
Featuring: Cheetah Chrome!

image Dead City "The Dead Sessions" CD

Release Date: November 14th, 2006

In 1991 Connecticut’s forefathers of hardcore Lost Generation celebrated their 10
year anniversary playing a series of gigs with guest guitarist Cheetah Chrome
formerly of The Dead Boys. Following the string of live shows it seemed natural
to get into the studio with Cheetah and lay down some new tracks. By 1992 Lost
Generation had run it’s course so Joe Dias (singer) started to put together a band
to play the music he really wanted to play since he was growing tired of the
hardcore and crossover genres. Joe ended up forming Dead City with guitarist Pugs
(Hatebreed, Iron Cross, Loved And Hated) with whom he shared a common musical
direction. Joe decided to go back to his roots and play a more straight forward 70’s
punk rock sound like the Damned and The Dead Boys. Several sessions were recorded.
The tracks that feature Cheetah Chrome used Joe’s old band Lost Generation as a
backing while other sessions included Todd Knapp (76% Uncertain) and John Munera
(Seizure).

Dead City are planning on doing a small Northeast tour this winter to support the
release of this CD and Yes, Cheetah Chrome will be playing with them!

Dead City "The Dead Sessions" Featuring: Cheetah Chrome!
Incas Records #102

Tracks:
01 One Breath
02 White Light
03 Memories
04 INRI
05 Lonesome
06 Too Fast
07 Slipping Away
08 Crazy As Ever
09 I Gotta Kick
10 Some Kinda Animal
11 Timebomb
12 In My Head
13 Too Much Hate
14 Nothing
15 Ashes And Bones
16 I Walked With A Zombie

Link: http://www.smorgasbordrecords.com/distribution.php
Date: November 8th, 2006

 

R.I.P. Lou "Boulder" Richards
Former Hatebreed guitarist on Under The Knife

Former Hatebreed guitarist Lou "Boulder" Richards passed away earlier this week. Specific details have yet to be disclosed. This is an incredible shock to us all, especially Lou's CT friends and fans! R.I.P. my friend.

Date: September 14th, 2006

 

20 Year Anniversary Smorgasbord SXE shirts now available!
Quantities extremely limited

Details are available on the Merchandise page

Link: http://www.smorgasbordrecords.com/merchandise.php
Date: September 5th, 2006

 

Smorgasbord sxe shirts / No more pre-orders!


Thanks to everyone who pre-ordered a 20 Year Anniversary Smorgasbord SXE t-shirt. They should be shipping out around Sept 1st and if you placed your order online, you will receive an email confirmation when your shirt(s) ships!

If you did not pre-order a shirt in time... starting around Sept 1st we will have a limited amount of the 20 Year Anniversary Smorgasbord SXE shirts available on the Merch page. Size choices will be small through XL and shirt colors will be Black, Navy Blue, Red and Kelly Green. There will only be a handful of each size and color, which will be available on a 1st come, 1st serve basis, and once they are gone, they are gone!

Link: http://www.smorgasbordrecords.com/merchandise.php
Date: August 19th, 2006

 

Pre-Order a 20 Year Anniversary Smorgasbord SXE shirt!
August 1st - August 18th, 2006

image 2006 Marks the 20th Anniversary of Smorgasbord Records and in honor we are making a limited run of original Smorgasbord SXE shirts from the late 80's. These shirts will be similar to the 1996 10th Anniversary design which had a fist with X on front left chest in white ink, Smorgasbord SXE arched on the back in gold ink and a 20th Anniversary design on the left sleeve in white ink.

We are accepting pre-orders starting Tuesday August 1st and ending Friday August 18th. Pre-orders will dictate the number of actual shirts that will be made and by pre-ordering you can pick your size and color. Size choices are small through XL and shirt colors are Black, Navy Blue, Red and Kelly Green. XXL are available upon special request, just drop an email for the details.

Okay, here's the deal... All pre-orders must be paid through Paypal and/or cash or money order mailed to the P.O. Box. We will not be accepting pre-orders with online credit card orders! Each person can pre-order up to two shirts max... Shirts are 100% cotton 6.1 ounce Gildan Ultra, with three sided print. $15.00 each plus shipping. When ordering online there should be a space for comments and you can just fill in the size and color that you want. If not, just follow up the order with an email stating the size and color... should be simple enough...

All proceeds go to fund the AWARE! Discography CD which should be out in the fall!

Link: http://www.smorgasbordrecords.com/merchandise.php
Date: August 1st, 2006

 

v/a Connecticut Fun CD
Out August 22nd, 2006

image v/a Connecticut Fun CD / Incas Records 101

The official release date has been set for August 22nd for the Connecticut Fun CD!

Scroll down to News posted on May 15th, 2006 for all of the details regarding the CD!

Link: http://www.incasrecords.com
Date: July 25th, 2006

 

The Anti-Emo Empire! interviews are online


image Great News! All ten of the interviews that I have conducted over the past few years on my radio show The Anti-Emo Empire! are now hosted on the WNHU web site for everyone to listen to. I cannot even begin to explain the amount of people who have contacted me saying that they missed an interview when it originally aired and want to check it out. Well now you can... twenty four hours a day, seven days a week at WNHU.net. Choose AUDIO ARCHIVES and The Anti-Emo Empire! has it's own page with a list to pick from.

Here is a list of the interviews from most recent to oldest:
Anthony "CIV" Civarelli from Gorilla Biscuits. Conducted 5/16/06 Aired 5/22/06
Chris Jones and Dylan Roy from Verbal Assault. Conducted 4/11/06 Aired 5/1/06
Danny Slam from America's Hardcore. Conducted 4/4/06 Aired 4/17/06
Dave Markey from We Got Power Films and SIN 34. Conducted 1/23/06 Aired 2/6/06
Jason Hall from Western Addiction. Conducted 1/24/06 Aired 1/30/06
Eddie Sutton from Leeway. Conducted 1/17/06 Aired 1/23/06
Orlandito "Dito" Montiel from Major Conflict. Conducted 1/10/06 Aired 1/16/06
Dave Campo and Kevin Bobbins from When Freedom Dies. Conducted live in the studio on 12/26/05
Katon W. DePena of Hirax. Conducted 11/9/04 Aired 11/29/04
Jim Martin and Gerry Stopper from Broken. Conducted 8/18/04 Aired 8/24/04

Link: http://www.wnhu.net
Date: June 23rd, 2006

 

WNHU Voted #1
in the 2006 New Haven Advocate "Best Of" readers poll!

image WNHU Voted #1 in the 2006 New Haven Advocate "Best Of" readers poll!

That's right, on the news stands today... Volume Two
The official results of the 2006 New Haven Advocate "Best Of" readers poll!
WNHU came in 1st place for Best College Radio Station!!
AND...
My wife Michelle Terranova came in 3rd place for Best Radio Personality!!! This is for ALL radio stations in New Haven County, including the huge commercial ones! Check out her radio show web site and be sure to send an email over to congratulate her!


Link: http://www.gokatgoradio.com
Date: May 18th, 2006

 

No Image has new singer
Upcoming shows

image Be sure to come out on Wednesday, May 24th 2006 to see who the new singer of No Image is!

No Image with Copyright Chaos, Stressbomb and the Uncomfortables @ Hard Drive Live at Alchemy, Corner of College and Crown Streets, New Haven, CT / 21+ / Free!
http://www.ultraradio.com/harddrivelive.htm


Wednesday, August, 2nd 2006

No Image with Retching Red!! @ Cafe Nine, 250 State Street, New Haven, CT / $4.00 / 21+
http://www.retchingred.com


Link: http://www.myspace.com/noimage
Date: May 15th, 2006

 

v/a Connecticut Fun CD
Incas Records 101

image As you may or may not know... Smorgasbord Records is currently exclusively distributing Incas Records. Incas made a triumphant return last year with the release of the v/a Up All Night CD and next up will be the CD release of the long out of print Connecticut Fun LP! Official release date to be announced soon!


Fatal Vision: Blood Bath, Complex, Klan Man, Fatal Vision
End Product: Starve, In Heaven
Contraband: Feathered Fish, Red Lights Over St. V's
Vatican Commandos: Carry It Forward, Things Are Not The Same
Seizure: Slaughterhouse, Guns
Bad Attitude: Kill You, Holy War
CIA: Destiny, JFK
Rude Awakening: My Walk To The Liquor Store, We're Here To Fight
Lost Generation: Short Cut, Don't Exist
No Milk On Tuesday: White Not Right
Youth Of Today: Take A Stand, Stabbed In The Back, We Just Might, Wake Up And Live, Standing Hard
76% Uncertain: Into The Void
Punkestra: Connecticut Fun

Bonus Tracks:

Rude Awakening - "Teenage Suicide" 7" EP
Teenage Suicide, Wanted

No Milk On Tuesday - self titled 7" EP
You Lied, Killing Myself w/ Drugs, Pressure Sensitive, USA Today, Polyester Pigs, I Don't Know

Link: http://www.incasrecords.com
Date: May 15th, 2006

 

Anti-Emo Empire! Interview
on Hardware Media And Radio!

Check out Hardware Media And Radio, a great new web site dedicated to punk & hardcore internet radio… and other stuff

Today they added a brand new interview that they recently conducted with me about the radio show... check it out!

Link: http://www.hardwaremediaandradio.com
Date: March 29th, 2006

 

New Up Front interview!
All About Chaos Web Zine

Check it out... on the Interview page!


Link: http://www.all-about-chaos.net/
Date: March 16th, 2006

 

20th Anniversary of Trash American Style
in Danbury, CT

2006 is not only the 20th Anniversary of Smorgasbord Records and Up Front, it also marks the 20th Anniversary of Trash American Style in Danbury, CT!
Smorgasbord Records is proud to say that not only have we supported this incredible store since day one, but also that Trash has been one of the biggest supporters of Smorgasbord Records throughout the past 20 years!
In honor of the store's 20th Anniversary,Malcolm and Kathy (the owners), have some cool stuff planned! They are compiling a Year Book and need info from everyone who was a Trashy!

Here are the details direct from the Trash web site....

OK gang. Mark it on your calendars. The Trash American Style 20 Anniversary Class Reunion is occurring! November 24, 25, and 26, 2006. What's going to happen? This:

On the 24 + 25th, come to Trash American Style and meet old friends, former employees, and whoever else might show up. Refreshments will be provided. All ages welcome!

On the 26th, bands galore- old and new. Starting at 1:00 PM and going on until there's no one left. All ages and free!

Also, a 20th anniversary sale during business hours.

AND...... a yearbook! Fill out the questionnaire below to be included in the yearbook. We'll be printing a hard copy for all to see and hopefully we'll be able to post it online for those of you who can't attend. Just copy the questions below, and paste them on an email here. trash@trashamericanstyle.com


NAME NOW:

NAME BACK THEN:

NOW I LIVE IN:

BACK THEN I LIVED IN:

WHAT I DO NOW:

WHAT I DID THEN:

AGE:

HOW I FIRST LEARNED OF TRASH:

WHEN WAS MY FIRST VISIT TO TRASH:

THE FIRST THING I BOUGHT THERE:

THE BEST THING I BOUGHT THERE:

FAVORITE EMPLOYEE:

IMPRESSIONS OF THE SCENE AT THE TIME:

ANY COMMENTS?


please send a photo of yourself. old, new, both, whatever!

This should be a lot more fun than a high school class reunion. Instead of hanging around with a bunch people you were forced to go to school with (3/4 of whom you probably hated anyway), you'll be spending quality time with real friends and comrades who share a common (anti) cultural heritage. Play catch up! Come to the reunion!

Link: http://www.trashamericanstyle.com/questionnaire.htm
Date: February 16th, 2006

 

AWARE Complete Discography CD
in the works...

We are pleased to announce that we have officially started working on a complete CD discography release from the late 80's Danbury Connecticut band AWARE! We have succesfully transferred the music from the original mix down reels and are in the process of compiling the music onto CD. The Discography will include all if the band's recorded material... including their original self released eight song demo from 5/24/87, their six song seven inch from 10/11/87 on Double Trouble Records, Eleven songs previously unreleased that were recorded at River Street Studios in New Haven CT on 7/12/88 and 12/28/88, and their twelve song New Lease On Life LP from 1989 on Iron Face Records. Expect the CD to be out some time this summer.

Date: January 25th, 2006

 

20th Anniversary of Smorgasbord Records
T-shirts

2006 marks the 20th Anniversary of Smorgasbord Records and Up Front. In celebration, we are planning a special 20th Anniversary remake of the Smorgasbord Straight Edge t-shirt and an old Up Front design. We will keep you posted... realistically, we expect to have these available by the late spring/early summer.

Date: January 25th, 2006

 

Show Of Hands and Hatebreed 7"s
limited colored vinyl

We just received a batch of Show Of Hands "A New Day Not Forgotten" and Hatebreed "Under The Knife" 7"s after being out of stock of them for the past few months. 200 Show Of Hands on Blue Vinyl and 300 Hatebreed on Blue vinyl... get one while you can... they will not last long!

Date: January 25th, 2006

 

Mailorder
slight postage increase

As of January 8th, the US Postal Service has once again increased their shipping rates both domestically and internationally. In order to keep up with the recent increase, we are forced to raise our mailorder prices slightly. This is the 1st price increase since 1996 and the new amounts are still lower than most other labels out there...

Date: January 25th, 2006

 

New Age Records Fest Pics and Up Front T-Shirts!


This Saturday October 1st is the CT POSI FALL FEST! featuring Outspoken, Bold, Up Front, Good Clean Fun, Triple Threat, Lion Of Judah, Have Heart, Count Down to Life, Fired Up!, Guns Up! and UpperXHand!
It's at the Knights of Columbus, 573 Main Street, Cromwell, CT
Doors 12:00pm show starts promptly at 1:00pm / $15.00 / All Ages

Up Front will be selling a limited edition version of the classic "Where The Kids Will Stand Together" t-shirt. Only 56 made and available only at this show!
There are also a handful of leftovers of the limited edition version of the classic "1989 Spirit Tour" t-shirt that were sold solely at the Showcase Theater show in Corona CA on 9/18. There were only 36 made and we only have a few left. These shirts are not available for mailorder, you will need to be at the show to purchase one...

Speaking of the Showcase Theater show, we have posted some pics from the New Age Records Presents Coming Of Age Two Day Music Festival. Follow the link and click on the Pictures page... http://www.theantiemoempire.com
We are still waiting for more Up Front pics from a few people and we will add them as soon as we get them, so be sure to check back!

Link: http://www.theantiemoempire.com
Date: September 28th, 2005

 

Up Front added to New Age Records Fest!
Sun Sept 18th

image Sun Sept 18TH
New Age Records Presents "Coming Of Age" Day 2: Mean Season, Countervail, Up Front, A18, Aftermath Of A Trainwreck, Collateral Damage & Angels Die
$13 / 7:00

Showcase Theatre
683 South Main St
Corona, CA 92882


Link: http://www.showcasetheatre.com/shows.htm
Date: July 18th, 2005

 

Up Front interview
in Fire Alive Webzine

Also a cool review of the Five By Seven CD. Check out the link below...

Link: http://www.firealive.it/interviews/interviews_u/interviews_u.html
Date: July 6th, 2005

 

The Anti-Emo Empire! Radio Show T-shirts
are now available on the Merchandise page

image After years of people asking for them, we finally printed up a small batch of t-shirts for The Anti-Emo Empire! Radio Show!
Three color design, front only, black Gildan 100% cotton heavyweight t-shirts!
Available in Small, Medium, Large and X-Large.
All proceeds go to pay for web hosting and domain registration that has been coming out of pocket for the past few years. So if you are fans of or support the radio show, please be sure to show that support by purchasing a t-shirt!

Link: http://www.theantiemoempire.com
Date: June 13th, 2005

 

I have a new band
Called No Image!

No official web site or recordings yet, but we will make our debut on Wed July 20th at Alchemy in New Haven, CT. More details to come when I have them.

For now you can check out our Myspace page by clicking the link below...

Link: http://www.myspace.com/noimage
Date: June 5th, 2005

 

Up All Night CD and release party!


image Back on May 21st Incas Records threw an amazing record release show/party for the release of the Up All Night "Unearthing The Relics Of CT's Lost Underground" CD. Be sure to check out the News page and the Pictures page at my radio show web site. The link is below...
Also, the cds are now available on the non-label releases page and directly through Incas Records. www.incasrecords.com

Link: http://www.theantiemoempire.com
Date: June 5th, 2005

 

Smorgasbord Records is now on Myspace.com


Check out the link below...

Link: http://www.myspace.com/smorgasbordrex
Date: May 27th, 2005

 

Dead 50's have decided to call it quits!
Another Smorgasbord band bites the dust...

These past couple of days have been the hardest of my life. I was 17 yrs old when I wrote the first Dead 50's song. Here I am 10 yrs. and 3 albums later having to try and explain why i'm walking away from it all. I won't spend the whole email talking about old times because I haven't the tissues, and although other people's lives have influenced my decision to leave, It's ultimately up to me, and i will try and only touch on that.

It's no secret that people change over time, and over the past few years, I believe I have. I had to take a hard honest look at the situation and ask myself, "Am I still playing in this band because I want to be here, or am I still here because everyone else wants me to be here?" Truth be told, my heart is just not into it anymore. This past year has totally sucked all the fun out of the band for me. I will say this. For that hour a night I spend on stage with my bandmates, i'm having a blast, even today. It's the other 23 hours of the day that have turned into a nightmare for me. The other question I had to ask myself was, "at this point in my life, is hardly ever seeing my wife, not being able to really help with the bills, leaving her with all the responsibility around the house, and not being there to support the ones I love, worth still going after a dream that at best is years from ever making us a living? My heart is telling me no, and i'm choosing to follow it.

I hope all of you understand where i'm coming from, and don't track me down in some dark alley for a good beating. Ya know when it comes down to it, D5 has given it a really good run. I'm proud of the accomplishments we have made throughout the years as a band. Matt Towsen, Shawn Miller, Andy Corman, Eric Bess, Ross Moody, and me, I'm proud, and have absolutely no regrets. Having 3 full length original albums is more than a lot of bands can say they have under their belts. We've all worked hard, and just so everyone is on the same page, there is no ill feeling between myself, Eric, or Rj. All 3 of us agree that although it's upsetting that D5 has come to an end, we each are excited for whatever might come our way in the future. The d5 website will stay up so people can follow what anyone of us might get involved with.

Last but not least, thanks to the greatest fans on earth that have shown us love and support throughout the years. We've made a lot of fans, friends , ya know what i mean, that we don't want to lose contact with. Everyone has been so kind to us, and for that we are truly greatful. I promise that one, if not all of us will someday give you a reason to get out of the house for some good music once again. WIth every ending, there's a new beginning.

Thanks for the memories.

MOODY

Link: http://www.dead50s.com
Date: May 26th, 2005

 

Up Front are playing in CT at the end of July!
Payback reunion!

This show has been in the works for the last 4 months and I finally have all of the details. The guys in Payback called me back in January and asked if Up Front would play a Payback reunion in CT and we said yes. Payback were one of the many CT bands that Up Front shared the stage with back in the late 80's and we thought that it would be a fun time...

The Moose Lodge
44 Dodge ave, Stratford CT

Friday July 29th

Concrete Facelift
In Defiance
When Freedom Dies
New Society Of Anarchists
Lethal Aggression
Payback

Doors 6PM
$5.00
All Ages


Saturday July 30th

Society In Breakdown
Unexplained
Second Class Citizens
When Freedom Dies
Up Front
Payback
Bloodshot Hooligans

Doors 6PM
$5.00
All Ages

Date: May 9th, 2005

 

The Return Of Incas Records
Smorgasbord gearing up to distribute...

image Smorgasbord Records is proud to announce The Return Of Incas! After 18 years of only focusing on Smorgasbord Records projects, we have decided to take on a brand new task, that being the distribution for the new Incas Records.

Incas records began in 1982 as a means for the Connecticut hardcore/punk band Lost Generation to release their first 7" entitled "Never Work". It was an idea conceived by Lost Generation's lead singer Joe Dias. After releasing that record other Connecticut bands began to approach him asking how they could get their bands records pressed. They soon decided that it made sense to use just one label name instead of every band having their own label. From 1982 until the end of the decade Incas released approximately 45 records, tapes and CD's by bands from all over Connecticut and the surrounding states. The majority of the bands were part of the local New Haven music scene and Incas played a big part in unifying these bands and helping them get exposure outside of Connecticut and throughout the world. No hardcore/punk record collection is complete without the Incas releases by C.I.A., Miracle Legion, 76% Uncertain, Vatican Commandos (who included a young guitarist from Bridgeport, CT named Moby who went on to solo fame and fortune), the Connecticut Fun LP Compilation and so many others...

By the end of the 1980's Joe Dias was becoming less involved in playing music and eventually Incas Records just sorta faded out. Now in 2004 Joe and Sue Snow are resurrecting The Incas name. Joe Snow tells how it all came together ..."Growing up in Connecticut and attending local punk and hardcore shows since the mid 1980's I developed a love for local bands. Connecticut has always produced an overwhelming amount of great bands of all genre's which may be surprising to many since it is such a small state. Collecting local records has been my passion for many years. As I dug for these obscure vinyl discs, I also began to find tapes of many unreleased sessions that bands had recorded but never distributed. I got the idea to compile the best of these unheard tunes so that the rest of the world could share in my discoveries but the stumbling block was what label to release it on. I had recently met Joe Dias and was familiar with Incas records and owned many of their releases. The idea just came to me, "Why not release it on Incas since Incas has always been about supporting the local music scene?". It was the perfect vehicle for what I was doing. I asked Joe Dias what his thoughts on this might be and before you knew it I was reviving the Incas label. Joe Dias has also given me full permission to the vast Incas back catalog some of which I will be reissuing beginning with the legendary "Connecticut Fun" compilation of mid 1980's hardcore bands including Vatican Commandos, Youth Of Today, Seizure, No Milk On Tuesday and 76% Uncertain. There is a lot of history behind Incas Records and I'm hoping to continue that legacy and keep the Incas tradition alive with new releases and reissuing the old classics".

First up from Incas Records will be a cd compilation called "Up All Night: Unearthing The Relics Of CT's Lost Underground", Incas Records 100. The CD is the first release in a series featuring Connecticut bands of the early punk era and is the result of endless hours writing emails, talking with people and exploring Connecticut's mostly forgotten early days. Most of the material on this compilation has never seen the light of day or if it was released, it never made it outside the local Connecticut music scene. Many of these bands existed for only a brief period in time and they didn't have the money to put out a record. This CD is fourteen bands pounding out twenty three rare, raw, punk rock tracks from the dawn of the punk rock era!

Stay tuned for the exact release date and for the CD release show which five of the bands have already agreed to reunite and play at!


Up All Night "Unearthing The Relics Of CT's Lost Underground"

Epitome
1. Thief Of Lovers Lane, 2. Transistor Sister
Xtras
3. Brainwashed, 4. Got No Money
Reactors
5. Summertime Blues, 6. Die Walking
Survivors
7. She Knew
X-Factor
8. Fuck You Nazi Punks, 9. Life In Suburbia
Dummys
10. Department Store Dummys, 11. I Hate You
Gregg Won
12. Light Street , 13. L.A.I.D.
Last Supper
14. Relief, 15. Funtime
The Kids
16. Down At Ron’s
532X
17. Little DJ
No Milk On Tuesday
18. Pressure Sensitive, 19. Opie’s Gay
The Cadavers
20. I Wanted More
No Music
21. City To City, 22. Same Old Shit
Editors
23. Railhead

Link: http://www.incasrecords.com
Date: November 29th, 2004

 

Coalition Are Breaking Up!
Playing One Farewell Show!

10.30.04 @ st. andrew's, detroit, mi. FINAL SHOW EVER w/ left in ruin, coalition, bang bang, fordirelifesake, & the black dahlia murder. starts at 7pm. bands listed in order...

Check out the band's web site for more info!

Link: http://www.coalitionhardcore.com/
Date: October 13th, 2004

 

Fast Times play reunion show
on 9/4/04 in NJ

This past Saturday Sept 4th, 2004 Fast Times played a reunion show at the Saint in Asbury Park, NJ. Full Speed Ahead and Dead Nation also reunited for the show. I could not make it, but Ali Fast Times emailed me a cool link to pictures from the show. Click the link below to check them out.


Link: http://www.lightboxmedia.biz/REUNIONS%20090404/
Date: September 7th, 2004

 

Up Front "Five By Seven" SFT Euro Release Not Happening...


Up until last week Striving For Togetherness Records in Germany were all set to release the Up Front "Five By Seven" cd for Europe and the UK. They made some last minute demands that the band was not comfortable with and both parties mutually decided to not go through with the deal.
Sorry for any confusion that this may have already led to. We are in the process of working out a deal with SFT so that they can distribute the Smorgasbord Records release in Europe and keep the "import" price to a minimum!

Date: July 21st, 2004

 

Sean McGrath (Ex-Mouthpiece) Passed Away
On Friday June 11th

After a two-year battle with an aggressive form of intestinal cancer (cholangiocarcinoma), former Saves The Day, The Alps, Mouthpiece, etc. bassist Sean McGrath passed away on Friday at his parent's home in New Jersey. McGrath was twenty-eight years old. In addition to two brothers, McGrath is survived by his fiance, Jessica Shapiro.

Funeral services will be held 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today and Tuesday at the Peppler Funeral Home, Allentown, NJ. A memorial service will take place at the Unitarian Church at Washington Crossing, Titusville 11am Wednesday, and will be followed by a private cremation service in Ewing.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to either the Cancer Center at the Millstein Hospital Building, 6th Floor Room 435, Columbia Presbyterian MC, 177 Ft. Washington Ave., New York, NY or the the Gilda's Club in New York at (212) 647-9700.

Info courtesy of http://www.lambgoat.com

Link: http://www.lambgoat.com
Date: Monday, June 14, 2004

 

European Release Of Up Front
On Striving For Togetherness Records

Smorgasbord Records is excited to collaborate with Striving For Togetherness Records from Germany on a European release of the Up Front "Five By Seven" cd. Back in 1992 SFT originally released the Up Front "Changes" 7" and as with all but the "What Fire Does" 7", has been long out of print. The owner of the label is new and is in the process of rebuilding SFT back to the force that the label was throughout the mid 1990's.

SFT have set the release date already for the "Five By Seven" cd for June 15th, 2004. Check out the SFT web site for more details and to check out the label's other releases and history.

Link: http://www.strivingfortogetherness.de
Date: April 23rd, 2004

 

Up Front Tattoo!
One Of A Kind...

image RJ from the band Pushing Your Luck from Darien CT recently got himself an Up Front tattoo on his leg. As far as I know, this is the first and only one of it's kind! Way to Keep The Spirit Alive!!!!

Link: http://www.geocities.com/dfhband
Date: April 22nd, 2004

 

Freedom Of Speech!
We Need To Protect Ours...

Unless you live in a cave, you should be fully aware that the government has been pushing to control what we see and hear on tv and radio. If you believe in freedom of speech and are uncomfortable with the idea of the government having the power to soley dictate what you can and cannot hear and see and also have the power to hire/fire radio and tv personalities, then go to StopFCC.Com and sign there petition. It only takes 30 seconds and every name makes a difference. There is also a link on the site where you can send an instant fax or email to your local Senators. This too only takes about 30 seconds. It's more important than ever for the citizens of the United States Of America to stand up and fight for our freedom of speech!

Link: http://www.stopfcc.com/
Date: April 22nd, 2004

 

We Now Accept Paypal Payments!!
For Online Orders

When you place an order online you now have the option to pay with your credit card or through Paypal!! This option will appear once you click checkout from the shopping cart!!

Date: April 12th, 2004

 

Wide Awake t-shirts / Release dates for new releases


The release date is April 12th, 2004 for Smor 028: Windfall / Psychopunch limited edition split seven inch and Smor 027: Up Front "Five By Seven" CD. Check them out on the Releases page!

New on the Merchandise page, Wide Awake t-shirts. The bassist from Wide Awake found a box of unsold t-shirts from when the band reunited in 1998 and he offered them to me to sell on the site. No rip off or ebay prices, get them while you can!

Time is running out to pre-order the two new releases and make sure that you get a rare colored copy of the Windfall / Psychopunch split seven inch and a free Up Front 'movement" cd with the purchase of a "Five By Seven" cd!!

Date: March 18th, 2004

 

2004 New Releases / Pre-Orders / 1/2 price sale!!


Smorgasbord Records is proud to announce our triumphant return. It's been over two years since our last new release, but that is about to change.
Here's what's new and exciting. No official release dates have been set, but both releases will be out late March / early April 2004.

First up is Smor 028: Windfall / Psychopunch limited edition split 7 inch. Four songs in all, two from USA's Windfall and two from Sweden's Psychopunch. The songs are exclusive to this vinyl only split 7 inch release. The cover art was created specially by Mike Fisher at Wrecking Crew Studios. See what it's like when two countries collide and bring you raw, powerful, hardcore/punk rock 'n roll! We are accepting pre-orders and suggest that you pre-order to guarantee a colored vinyl copy. There will be 1,000 total records pressed, and there will be only one pressing. The price will be the same as any other Smorgasbord 7 inch release, $4.00 postage paid if you live in the USA and $7.00 air mail postage paid to anywhere else in the world. Pre-order now and receive a free Windfall "Awaken" cd/ep. Pre-orders must be received by March 31st and must be through the snail mail. This offer is available for direct mailorders only.

Next up is a cd release from Up Front compiling all of the band's 7 inch releases onto one cd. Smor 027: Twenty five songs in all including three tracks from the 1999 split 7 inch release with Building, six tracks from the 1994 7 inch release "What Fire Does", four tracks from the 1992 7 inch release "Changes", seven tracks from the 1990 7 inch release "Daybreak", and five tracks from the 1996 7 inch release "Doin' It Live On WNYU". Except for the "What Fire Does" 7 inch, these recordings have been sold out and out of print for many years. The cover art was created specially by Jason Powell / Killerkatt Artworks and is very reminiscent of the band's 1988 LP release "Spirit". Fans worldwide have been asking, and we finally got this release together. All from the original masters, no remixes here, just what you heard on 7", only now remastered for cd format. Pre-order now and receive a free Up Front "Movement' cd. Pre-orders must be received by March 31st and must be through the snail mail. This offer is available for direct mailorders only.

We are also planning a follow up Up Front cd in about a year or so compiling all of the band's demos onto one cd. What demos might those be you ask? Before the three tracks that appeared on the 1987 "X Marks The Spot" 7 inch, a friend of the band Mitch Mitchell recorded the band's 1986 six song demo tape. These were the only recordings with the band's original drummer Dan. Six songs were released, but thirteen songs were recorded in all. In addition to the 1986 demo, the band recorded a four song demo in 1991 prior to the recording of the Striving For Togetherness Records "Changes" 7 inch and a four song demo in 1996 prior to the recording of the "Movement" LP. I don't know how, but over the years none of these recordings have leaked out and besides for the original six song demo from 1986 that you occasionally see on ebay and/or trade lists, the other songs have never been heard by anyone other than Up Front and close friends of the band!

So as you can see, the wheels are still turning here at Smorgasbord Records and we are extremely excited to add these fine releases to our catalog.

The Up Front "Spirit" cd and the Wide Awake "25 Song Discography" cd have both been sold out for the past year or so. If you tried to order one and could not get one, we apologize. Good news though, the reorders have been placed and both cds should be back in stock the same time that the two new aforementioned releases are available! If you pre-order one before March 31st we will be sure to throw in some buttons, stickers, and whatever else happens to be lying around.

Lastly, we are so excited about the new releases and the re-presses that we are having a HALF OFF sale on select titles. Check out the Releases page for more details...

As always, thanks to everyone for the years of support and for keeping the true spirit of hardcore/punk music alive!!!!

Jeff Terranova

Date: February 4th, 2004

 

Smorgasbord News
It's been a while...

2003 was a rough year for Smorgasbord Records and there wasn't a lot to write about. Just wanted to post some new news to let you all know that we are alive and kicking, even though there were no new releases in 2003.

Here is some sutff to check out:

Smorgasbord is looking to release a limited edition split 7" with Sweden's Psychopunch and USA's Windfall. We are putting the finishing touches on the release and will have more details soon.

A cd is in the works that will contain all of the Up Front 7"s. Striving For Togetherness Records will be releasing it in Germany and we are still working out the details for a USA release.

Chris Daily, the founder of Smorgasbord Records speaks out in a great interview on the How's Your Edge web site. Click on Chris Daily.
http://www.howsyouredge.com/interviews/index.php#
He also joined me and hundreds of others on the Edge Break List.
http://www.howsyouredge.com/edgebreak/sort.php?state=CT

Ali from Fast Times has teamed up with Pete Koller's wife and 2 other chicks to form the band Skizonation. Check out some mp3's from their demo.
http://www.mp3.com/skizonation

My old school hardcore/punk radio show is still going strong. Unfortunately you can only hear it if you live within 30-40 miles of New Haven, CT. Maybe one day we will be able to broadcast over the net. Check out the site for a lot of info.
http://www.theantiemoempire.com

My wife also does a show on the same station. Be sure to check it out if you have the time. http://www.gokatgoradio.com

We have received a lot of mailorder recently for t-shirts and a lot of stuff is sold out. There are no more Follow Through t-shirts and no more Wide Awake t-shirts, and only like 2 Wide Awake long sleeves left. Once they are sold out, that's it, there will be no more...

Date: November 19th, 2003

 

WICed FEST POSTPONED!
Indefinitely

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WICed FEST POSTPONED

Brookfield, CT Due to the inclement weather that is forecasted in the New Fairfield, CT area for this coming weekend, the 2003 WICed Fest has been postponed indefinitely. We would like to thank all the sponsors, bands, and volunteers who worked so hard with us during the past couple of months while we were planning this event.
Please keep checking back to our website, http://www.WICedFest.com for information regarding the future of this year's event.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact either:

Dan DeLaiarro
(516) 318-4584
dan@earthwake.com
Rob Anderson
(203) 775-9393
AXISBOARDS@aol.com
2003 WICed Fest

WICed Fest
Wakeboarding In Connecticut Since 1998


Link: http://www.WICedFest.com
Date: June 19th, 2003

 

2003 WICed Fest
Brookfield, CT

I don't know if anyone knows this, but for the past four years I have coordinated all of the live music for WICed Fest. The event is set up by Rob from Axis Board Sports (ex Wide Awake bass player) and friend Dan DeLaiarro. My contribution to actually booking the bands this year was very minimal due to the fact that I was busy with planning my May 17th wedding. None the less, it is going to be another great weekend for wakeboarding , extreme sports, and live music. I will be there all day Saturday the 21st helping out and hanging out. Hope to see you there!


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WICed FEST 2003 IS READY TO ROCK & ROLL!

Brookfield, CT
The weekend of June 20th & June 22nd will surely be a huge kickoff to the summer and a great official start to the wakeboarding season in the Northeast. For those of you who donít know, The Marina at Cottonwood Cove is playing host to the sixth annual WICed Fest, which is once again calling Candlewood Lake home.

The sponsor lineup for this event is growing everyday with more and more people being added all the time. Of course, the event comes to you courtesy of AIXS Boardsports. The main board sponsors, Hyperlite and Liquid Force, will be providing board and binding demos all weekend. Malibu Boats and Centurion Boats will be there displaying their new lineups. You may even get a chance to ride behind one of these fine beasts! Inland Watersports will be present supporting the cause as well as Red Bull. In Good Health LLC and Brookfield Community Chiropractor will both have information booths set up. More sponsorships are in the works and weíre just itching to let you know about them but the best chance you have at learning about all the sponsors is to come on down and experience the mayhem that is the WICed Fest first hand!

The general schedule of the WICed Fest will remain relatively similar to the past few years. If it ain't broke, don't fix it, right? Friday will be a Meet & Greet kind of day with last minute touches taking place and everyone arriving. The culmination of that day will be the Liquid Force sponsored party at Down the Hatch, a local bar located on Candlewood Lake. Down the Hatch is located both by land and water, but, due to a parking crunch, is far more accessible by water.

Saturday morning will provide you will stellar riding conditions. Head out early and rip it up like a madman! During the day Saturday there will be a $12 BBQ put on by the folks at The Marina. Bands will be playing all day featuring the reggae of Guerillafinga, the rock of Dead 50's, and the punk stylings of Victor's Army. Product demos and information booths will also be up all day. Feel free to ride as much as you want, thatís what this event is all about! Later that night Malibu will be sponsoring the Malibu Luau. This party has been a staple of the last two WICed Fests and has always been remembered as one of the highlights of the weekend.

Demos and chilling will be the theme of the day on Sunday. Sunday is traditionally a more laid back day where everyone sits back with their friends new and old and reminisces over the funny, wacky, and unbelievable events of the weekend. This day is also a good day to try out that last board or binding and to make sure that all those new riding buddies youíve made know how to get in touch with you. Buy yourself a WICed Fest T-shirt and start getting ready for next year!

As we tell you every year, you'll do yourself a big favor by bringing your own boat! While there will be plenty of people there for pulls, getting a ride behind your boat and not having to wait as long is always a plus. If you need information about getting an inexpensive slip for the weekend, give Talbot a call at the The Marina and ask about a slip for the WICed Fest. His phone number is (203) 746-2947.

Our website is full of information regarding the WICed Fest. Do yourself a favor and check it out at http://www.WICedFest.com On there we have the latest and most up to date information. You'll also be able to get directions to the event, find local lodging (Best Inn & Suites has a special WICed Fest Deal), check out where you can grab some grub after riding, and check out pictures from last year's WICed Fest.

So, get ready because the Northeast is about to get rocked by the biggest party this side of the Mason/Dixon line! WICed Fest 2003 is going to be one for the record books!

For more information on the event, or if you are interested in sponsoring the WICed Fest, please contact:

Dan DeLaiarro
(516) 318-4584
dan@earthwake.com
Rob Anderson
(203) 775-9393
AXISBOARDS@aol.com


WICed Fest
Wakeboarding In Connecticut Since 1998

Link: http://www.WICedFest.com
Date: June 11th, 2003

 

The Anti-Emo Empire! Radio Show Web Site
Has Launched

We are proud to announce that after two years on the air, we have launched a web site for The Anti-Emo Empire! Radio show. We are missing a logo, which will come shortly, but felt that the site was ready to launch. The site is more of a resource for the listeners and fans of the music to obtain more info about the bands that we play and the labels that support the show.
We will be posting every playlist, 2003 lists are up as well as most of 2002, the rest of 2002 and 2001 will be coming soon.
We have a news section, so bands and labels, be sure to email us your news about new releases and we will post it. We are staying away from posting shows and tours, we will leave that to the many wonderful show listing sites that we have linked in our links section.
Send all news to theantiemoempire@earthlink.net
Okay, enough from me, go check out the site...


Thanks,
Jeff Terranova

Link: http://www.theantiemoempire.com
Date: April 29th, 2003

 

Smorgasbord / Jeff Terranova Interview
Posted on How's Your Edge

We would like to thank Brian from How's Your Edge for one of the most thought out and interesting interviews that I have done in a while. Check out the great interview by Chris Jones from the legendary Verbal Assault while on the site, he has a lot of cool stuff to say...

http://www.howsyouredge.com/interviews/index.php#

Link: http://www.howsyouredge.com/interviews/index.php#
Date: March 19th, 2003

 

Windfall Win 2003 CT People's Rock Award
Friday March 14th

image Smorgasbord Records would like to congratulate the members of Windfall for winning the 2003 Connecticut People's Rock Award and thank all of the fans and supporters for their email votes and cheers. Unsyned Artist with Radio 104 and the Webster Theater in Hartford CT hosted the 1st annual Connecticut Rock Awards this past Friday night, March 14th. Many CT bands were judged and given awards for such categories as best rock band, best solo artist, best single, best live performance, and many more. Windfall and the band Glennbyrnie were both up for the People's Rock Award and had to go head to head at the end of the evening, and the response of the crowd would determine which band would carry home the award. It was close, some of the Glennbyrnie fans had some massive lungs, but Windfall's fans screams and cheers overpowered and Windfall took home the award!

Link: http://www.windfall-go.com
Date: March 17th, 2003

 

Up Front Guitar Tabs!


I have no idea if these are correct or not, but hey, if these kids can take the time to figure out the songs and post them on the web, the least that we can do is acknowledge their hard work and effort.
So pick up your guitar or bass and jump around your room like it's 1988!
PS: Here are some more Up Front tabs, as well as every other hardcore band's that you can think of... Thanks to Djole for posting them and for letting us know about them!
http://members.fortunecity.com/youthoftoday/hctabs/

Link: http://www.e-tabs.org/tab/up_front
Date: March 14th, 2003

 

Impact Zine Issue #2 Out Now!
Features Closing The Doors On The Anthrax

image Read the news article below from July 30th, 2002 for more info...

Link: http://www.Livewire-records.com
Date: February 18th, 2003

 

EDGEWISE DISCOGRAPHY CD
Thorp Records

image Back in 1990 Smorgasbord Records released a six song debut 7 inch by Edgewise. Now, 13 years later, Thorp Records has documented the career of this legendary Philadelphia band.

Here is what the Thorp Records web site has to say:

All throughout the nineties, Philadelphia's EDGEWISE toiled and labored to make their assault of metallic hardcore prominent in the ears of east coast hardcore and metal kids. They toured constantly, including a stint with the then-unknown GREEN DAY. Somehow, the band never had a proper full length released domestically. They had some songs on comps and seven inches and the like, and a full length overseas, but no nationally distributed full length in North America.

THORP RECORDS has decided to salute EDGEWISE and brand them a part of our UNSUNG SERIES by bringing their history to the world in the form of the EDGEWISE "Complete Discography". EDGEWISE surpassed the existing standards for intense, metallic hardcore in the early nineties. With a slew of releases under their belt, this long-awaited, much-needed discography will solidify the band's mark on the worldwide hardcore scene. get into it and take a lesson from history.

For Fans Of: CRO-MAGS, INTEGRITY, HATEBREED and SICK OF IT ALL

Link: http://www.thorprecords.com/
Date: February 18th, 2003

 

Windfall Release Four Songs On Pal-Tone Records
RadioDick 3 Way Split Series Volume 1

image Windfall together with The American Plague and Vanguard hit you square in the face with 4 kick ass songs each on this highly recommended cd.
Click on the link below to see the Pal-Tone Records web site for more info on this and their other great releases.

Get all of your up to the minute info on Windfall by frequently visiting http://www.windfall-go.com

Link: http://www.pal-tonerecords.com
Date: February 6th, 2003

 

Up Front Complete T-Shirt-ography
On How's Your Edge Site

image Did you ever have a great idea and then realize that you don't have the know how or the money to back it up? Well, that is what happened to me last year when I wanted to launch the Smorgasbord Records Web-Zine. I thought that I could put it all together and launch a cool web site with a lot of old school information. Being that I could not get the project off of the ground, I have decided to work with other web sites that already exist and can post the info for me.
This is exactly what I did on howsyouredge.com and if you click on the link below, you can view an extensive, to the best of my knowledge T-shirt-ography of every Up Front t-shirt known to me and the other band members.
There are some real gems up there like the picture here of the very 1st Up Front t-shirt ever made and some interesting bootlegs too. Check it out and enjoy...

Link: http://www.howsyouredge.com/shirts/shirts.php?letter=u
Date: February 6th, 2003

 

Fury For Another broke up!
R.I.P.

image Well after months of Jason and Sharie trying to keep it all together, it seems that Fury For Another are no more. I know first hand how hard it is to get the right members to play with and to keep things together. The loss of the band's drummer just after the release of the cd and difficulties finding a permanent replacement was the start of the band's slow demise. Now, a little over one year later, the breakup is official.
Jason and Sharie plan to continue to write and record together and if all goes well, they will have a new band in the future.
As for now, Jason is concentrating on his artwork, (and I must say, he is a very talented individual) and Sharie is taking courses in graphic design. You can check out a temporary web site that Jason has launched to display his art. A bigger and better site will be coming in the future.

Link: http://homepage.mac.com/killerkatt/PhotoAlbum1.html
Date: November 1st, 2002

 

Compression Book
By Martin Crisis

Okay, here is a cool book that you should definitely check out. I am posting it in the Smorgasbord news section for three reasons.
1st, We were suppossed to launch the Smorgasbord Web-Zine and review this book, but never got around to finishing the site.
2nd, Three Days Dead Records released this book and then decided not to distribute it, leaving the author stuck with a ton of books, and no distributor.
3rd, You can purchase it from Tim Cundle from Mass Movement zine. He is a great guy and a good friend and you can contact him for copies of the book at massmovement@currantbun.com
Here are some reviews about the book for you to check out.

Compression - Reviews

"The debut from writer Martin Crisis has been released on Punk label Three
Days Dead ' cos it would be a tragedy if this book was left to rot on the
shelves of a big time publisher while they figured out how to market it to
Guardian readers. Author Crisis probably wouldn't want them touching his
book anyway, y'see Compression is built around punk music and it's author
has a passion for it that stretches way beyond name checking Black Flag
within the novels pages. The book begins with it's hero Flanagan returning
to the seaside dump of his youth for a school reunion. Having escaped the
town to become a famous punk rocker with a major label deal and a home in
the States, it becomes obvious that the singer is returning for more than a
chance to see old school chums. Witnessing the murder of a mentally
disturbed man haunts him and Flanagan returns to seek redemption after drugs
and music have failed him only to find that the murder case has been
reopened. With excellent characterization and a rawness that's hard to find
in the bookshelves of WH.Smiths, Compression raises questions about the
power of music to change one's life, the validity of being 'punk' in the new
millenium and what it means to be truly honest with oneself. Fully
recommended"

Big Cheese Magazine.

"The debut novel from the cryptically named Martin Crisis, Compression, is
the story of Michael Flanagan, A successful. Contemporary British punk
musician (okay, this is a novel) whose past - and present - hides many
secrets, some murkier than others. The story unfolds over the space of 24
hours, with more and more being gradually revealed, as Flanagan seeks
redemption, and eventual freedom, from the long carried burdens of his
youth. Although the 'action' starts less than promisingly with the long,
rain-sodden tedium of a motorway journey, things soon pick, and the reader
really starts to care about Flanagan's fate. Mr.Crisis has a definite way
with words and this is a promising debut. I'd recommend you seek this out"

Virginia Black, Rock Sound Magazine

"Martin Crisis, whoever he may be, is one pissed-off individual. His hatred
for himself and everyone around him is smeared across every page of his
debut novel like so much blood and shit. 'Compression' is a high-octane
mixture of autobiography, wish fulfillment and twisted fantasy; the sordid
tale of a punk rockstar returning to his home town for his school reunion,
to confront a dark secret from his past that he has struggled to keep buried
ever since he left there in the first place. Several painful home truths
have to be exhumed and dealt with en route; not least of all the fact that
he is in love with the wrong woman - and that for most of his adult life he
has been living a lie! This has been written with tremendous feeling, and
the anger of the author reaches out to grab the reader by the throat and
doesn't let go. And as someone who refused to attend my own school reunion -
mainly out of disinterest than to make any concerted point to anyone - I can
certainly relate to the frustrations of the book's nihilistic anti-hero.
Worth checking out".

Ian Glasper, Terrorizer Magazine

"I'm so pleased to see books coming out of the punk rock underground and
especially from the UK scene. This is a work of fiction but methinks certain
characters and situations are culled from the authors' own real-life
exeriences. Flanagan is a successful punk rocker returning to his hometown
for a school re-union, the re-union is just a feeble excuse for him to tie
up loose ends he left behind and more importantly, a chance to relieve his
guilt of a crime committed years previously. It's a simple, short story,
there are few surprises and the writer leads you to the hopefully perfect
ending that you wish for the main character. I must admit that I thought it
may be a bit of a tough read, but I found myself absorbed after the first
few pages and it's a solid piece of work. I enjoyed it and you should
support this endeavor, the more underground DIY literary projects the better
as far as I'm concerned and watch out for further books from the guys at
Three Days Dead. Good stuff"

David Stuart, Fracture Magazine.








Date: October 10th, 2002

 

The Anti-Emo Empire! Radio Show
WNHU 88.7 FM

image For those of you who may not already know, I have been doing a radio show on WNHU 88.7 FM for the past year and a half. The show is called The Anti-Emo Empire! and I spin all 'old school' and 'new school' hardcore/punk. If you live near New Haven Connecticut or in Eastern Long Island, you can get the station. I am on every Tuesday afternoon from 4-5 PM. Tons of labels have been supporting me and the show, so I have many newer releases as well as the classic old school stuff. If you play in a hardcore or punk band or run a label that caters to hc/punk, you are welcome to send your music to me at the Smorgasbord PO Box address. Be sure to put the package attention to The Anti-Emo Empire! I don't care where you are from, as long as the music is good, fast, and passionate. Please though, no Emo, no Nu metal, and for God's sake, no Pop Punk!. I spin bands from all over the world. Past shows have included Bambix from Holland, Driftnet from Germany, Crivits from Holland, Pointing Finger from Portugal, and many many more.
My show is followed by my fiance' Michelle. She plays all Rockabilly/Psychobilly, classic and new. Her show is called Go Kat Go! and is every Tuesday from 5-6 PM.
I am working on an Anti-Emo Empire! web site in the future, but for now, here are a few weeks worth of playlists.

The Anti-Emo Empire!
Tuesday October 8th, 2002
Song / Band / Album / label / * Request

Search / Verbal Assault / Trial / Giant
Bringin' It Backwards / Lifetime / Jersey's Best Dancers / Jade Tree Records
Furthest From The Middle / Ensign / Direction Of Things To Come / Indecision Records
Sanctuary / Sick Of It All / Live In A Dive / Fat Wreck Chords
Coagulate / Snapcase / End Transmission / Victory Records
The Underage Anthem / Blind Society / Contrary To Popular Belief / Blackout Records
Weak Dogs Bark More / What Happens Next? / Start Something / Young Blood Records
Now I Get It / Lifes Halt / Start Something / Young Blood Records
Stupid Songs / Dayglo Abortions / Feed Us A Fetus / God Records
Burning My Blindfold / Pointing Finger / The Distance Between... / Still Believe Records
He Who Says Farewell When The Road Darkens / Shai Hulud / Rev 100 / Revelation Records
Ruining It All / The Casualties / Die Hards / SideOneDummy
Mannequin Dream / Psychopunch / Bursting Out Of Chucky's Town... / White Jazz
Step On It / Slapshot / The CD / Taang Records
Red Black Blood Attack / Crispus Attucks / Red Black Blood Attack / Soda Jerk Records
Back Track / Raw Deal / New Breed Tape Comp / Urban Style Records
Running Like Thieves / Bold / Looking Back / Revelation Records
Silent Grave / Windfall / RadioDick Split Series / Pal-Tone Records / *
Sick People / Breakdown / 1987 Demo CD / Blackout Records
Live For The Moment / Death Threat / For God And Government / Triple Crown Records
Crimson Ghost / Misfits / American Psycho / Geffen



The Anti-Emo Empire!
Tuesday October 1st, 2002

Song / Band / Album / label / * Request

Goonies Never Say Die / The Curse / The Philadelphia Sound / Chunksaah Records
Good Job, Kid / Go! For The Throat / The Philadelphia Sound / Chunksaah Records
Hello, Goodbye / Diehard Youth / Without The Kids We Would Be Dead / Thorp Records
Goatless / Sick Of It All / Live In A Dive / Fat Wreck Chords
Welcome... / Blind Society / Contrary To Popular Belief / Blackout Records
Labeled / Breakdown / 1987 Demo CD / Blackout Records
City Limits / Stay Gold / Pills And Advice / Indecision Records
How Can We Hide / Redemption 87 / All Guns Poolside / Blackout Records
What's New / Redemption 87 / All Guns Poolside / Blackout Records
No Control / Count Me Out / Permanent / Indecision Records
Deathwish / Wanted Dead / Repercussions / Chunksaah Records
Ruining It All / The Casualties / Die Hards / SideOneDummy
Gunned Down / Charged G.B.H. / City Baby Attacked By Rats / Captain Oi!
Hometown / Madcap / East to West / SideOneDummy
One Sixteen / Champion / Count Our Numbers / Bridge 9 Records
Knife In My Back / 76% Uncertain / Estimated Monkey Time / Shmegma - Incas Records
Blackout / 76% Uncertain / Estimated Monkey Time / Shmegma - Incas Records
Dreamwrecker / Texas Terry / Old Skars And Upstarts / Disaster Records
First Word / Snapcase / End Transmission / Victory Records
Basic,Simple,True / Ensign / Indecision Records Split Series / Indecision Records
Mass Hysteria / Social Distortion / Someone Got Their Head Kicked In / BYO Records
Consumed / Corrosion Of Conformity / Animosity / Metal Blade Records
God Is Broke / D.R.I. / Dealing With It / Rotten Records
Street Justice / Cro-Mags / The Age Of Quarrel / Profile Records




The Anti-Emo Empire!
Tuesday September 24th, 2002

Song / Band / Album / label / * Request

Old School Or Not You're Still A Dick / The Curse / The Philadelphia Sound / Chunksaah Records
Not Bad For An Older Brother / Go! For The Throat / The Philadelphia Sound / Chunksaah Records
A Dying Love Song / Redemption 87 / All Guns Poolside / Blackout Records
You Gotta Fight / Breakdown / 1987 Demo CD / Blackout Records
Intro - Shout Out / Wanted Dead / Repercussions / Chunksaah Records
The Underage Anthem / Blind Society / Contrary To Popular Belief / Blackout Records
Ruining It All / The Casualties / Die Hards / SideOneDummy
December 15, 1891 / Crispus Attucks / Red Black Blood Attack / Soda Jerk Records
Us Vs. Them / Sick Of It All / Live In A Dive / Fat Wreck Chords
302 / The Excessives / s/t / Longshot Music
Eat My Dust / The Turbo Ac's / Damnation Overdrive / Blackout Records
Coagulate / Snapcase / End Transmission / Victory Records
As One We Stand / Death Threat / For God And Government / Triple Crown Records
Coffee Achievers / 76% Uncertain / Estimated Monkey Time / Shmegma - Incas Records
Know It All / 76% Uncertain / Nothing But Love Songs / Shmegma Records
Revealing The Truth / Fit Of Anger / New Breed Tape Comp / Urban Style Records
Hometown / Madcap / East to West / SideOneDummy
Cookie Cutter / Fields Of Fire / Keep It Alive / Phyte Records
Beastie / Beastie Boys / New York Thrash / ROIR
In Society-Who Cares / Ill Repute / We'll Get Back At Them / Indecision Records

Date: October 9th, 2002

 

Dead 50's in the studio
To record brand new full length album

The Dead 50's will be spending the month of October in the studio recording a brand new full length album. The band has not decided which label that they will be working with, but we will let you know as soon as the details have been worked out.
The band's web site is in the process of being redone. Look for the re-launch in the near future.
D5 are planning a 3-4 week East Coast US tour for the spring time.
Plans are being made right now for Deck Cheese Records from the UK to license and release 'Standing On The Edge Of Forever' in the spring of 2003. This will be followed by a 4 week tour of the UK and Europe in late May/early June. Check them out at http://www.deckcheese.com/

Link: http://www.dead50s.com
Date: October 9th, 2002

 

Benefit / Reunion show
Friday, October 4th!!!

image Date: October, Friday 4, 2002

Bands/Info: The Return Of Ct Old School, A Benefit For The Family Of Jeff R. Featuring: 76% Uncertain (first Public Show In 4 Years), Lost Generation (first Show In 10 Years), Dresden (first Show In 13 Years), Sonick Plague (third Show In 10 Years), Forced Reality (first Show In, Well, A While), Payback (first Show In 13 Years), And Crossover (first Show In 11 Years). All Ages! This Is A Once-In-A-Lifetime Opportunity To See Some Of The Legends Of Ct Hardcore, Do Not Miss It!

Restrictions: None, all ages

Venue: Hungarian Community Club / Wallingford, CT

Venue Info: DIRECTIONS: From Rt. 91 headed North Exit 13 Right at light onto Route 5 Stay on Rt 5 until you see Walgreens on the right side At traffic light, turn Left onto Ward Street (Dairy Queen on corner) HCC on LEFT side, about one-quarter mile from light From Rt. 15 headed North Take exit number 64- towards WALLINGFORD. Turn RIGHT onto QUINNIPIAC ST. At fork, bear right RIGHT onto WARD ST. HCC is on the right hand side Hungarian Community Club (203) 284-9899


Link: http://www.76percent.com/
Date: September 18th, 2002

 

Conviction
Release Discography CD

image The once Smorgasbord Records recording artists Conviction recently released a cd discography on Thorp Records. Members went on to play in such bands as Earth Crisis, Turmoil, Despair, The Promise, and Starkweather. The cd is entitled KILL IT and contains 19 tracks, including the 4 originally released in 1991 as A QUESTION OF COMMITMENT 7 inch, Smorgasbord Records #04.
CONVICTION bridged the gap between hardcore's urgency/ideals and metal's precision/brutality, PA's CONVICTION goes down as one of the most influential underground straight edge hardcore bands of the early 90's.


Link: http://www.thorprecords.com
Date: August 14th, 2002

 

The Legendary Anthrax Club
Impact Fanzine #2 out February 2003

IMPACT FANZINE ISSUE #2
featuring a Historical Looking Back on a club to leave an un-erasable branding on hardcore history:THE ANTHRAX
Out February 2003 on Livewire Records.

Interviews with/articles written by:

Jeff Terranova 'Up Front / Smorgasbord Records'
Shaun Sheridan 'Club Owner'
Malcolm Tent of Trash American Style
Christopher Jones 'Verbal Assault'
Gus Pena
Sweet Pete 'In My Eyes'
Alex Barreto
Bruce Wingate 'AOD / International Brunch Mummies'
Mike McGeoch
Brett Beach
Matt Warnke 'Bold / Running Like Thieves'
Al Barkley 'Contrast Zine and store'
Todd '76% Uncertain'
plus more...

Photos/flyers from the archives of:
BOILING POINT FANZINE
Scott Frosch 'Wide Awake'
Joe Snow 'photographer'
Joe Onlife
Traci McMahon
Mel Gooch
Jeff Terranova


Also featuring seperate interviews with Running Like Thieves, The First Step, Face The Enemy, Damage Control, and Far From From Breaking, articles, stories, tons of
photos and never ending hardcore madness.

Contact Livewire Records http://www.livewire-records.com




Link: http://www.Livewire-records.com
Date: July 30th, 2002

 

Our Apologies
Web site was down...

If you tried to access the Smorgasbord Records web site over the past weekend and received a "domain address not available" message, we apologize. We ran into some technical difficulties and the site was down for a few days.

Date: July 30th, 2002

 

FRANK 'SKIP' CANDELORI OF TURNING POINT FOUND DEAD
Wednesday June 19th, 2002

Smorgasbord Records would like to extend our condolences to his friends and family.

This news was taken from the Jade Tree Records news page:

On Wednesday, June 19, 2002, Frank 'Skip' Candelori, former lead singer of Turning Point , was found dead in his New Jersey home from an apparent drug overdose. A memorial service was held in his hometown on Friday, June 21, 2002, to honor his memory. As the family wishes the details of Skip?s death to remain private, this is all of the information that Jade Tree can offer.

A talented musician, Skip?s involvement in music began in his early teenage years and continued up until his accidental death. Skip played a huge role in the development of the emerging east coast straight edge hardcore scene of the late eighties and early nineties as a member of Turning Point. Turning Point later grew to defy simple categorization as they branched out from New York influenced hardcore to more complicated and emotional music based on Skip?s personal lyrics, which in turn inspired a new generation of reflective hardcore. Skip played a huge part in both Tim and Darren?s lives and our condolences, as well as those of all at Jade Tree, go out to his friends and family.


Link: http://www.jadetree.com
Date: June 27th, 2002

 

Ali Fast Times Interview
1st interview as a stripper

image Click on the link which will take you to BurningAngel.net to read Ali's 1st interview since deciding to become a stripper back in March of 2001. Interview conducted by Joanna of Burning Angel in June 2002.
Photo courtesy of Mike Andrick and BurningAngel.net

Link: http://www.burningangel.net/interviews/june02/ali.php
Date: June 11th, 2002

 

Windfall in the studio
For RadioDick series

image Windfall will be in the studio the last weekend of June to record four songs for an upcoming split release series entitled RadioDick. The cd will be released on Pal-Tone Records and the songs will be recorded at Up Start Studios in Hoboken NJ. Windfall's debut cd/ep 'Awaken', which was released back in July of 1999 was recorded with Chris and the band is excited to get back to work with him and Up Start.
Windfall will be re-recording the song 'Growing Alive' which appeared on their full length cd 'Loud With The Windows Open So The Neighbors Can Hear', released in June of 2001. Also to be recorded will be the old time favorite 'Silent Grave', which originally appeared on the bands 1996 demo tape and has been a staple of their live show over the past few years. 'Kindle' and 'Touch The Touch' were actually recorded during the 'Loud' sessions, but were not up to par enough to make the final cut for the release.

Link: http://www.upstartstudios.com
Date: May 24th, 2002

 

Windfall to be on RadioDick Split
on Pal-Tone Records

image Pal-Tone Records announced that Windfall, a tri-state area band will be featured on their upcoming RadioDick 3-sided CD release. The band will have four songs, including Growing Alive on the album, which is expected to be released in late summer.
According to Pal-Tone Records A&R Director, Kevin Palisi, Windfall "is a high energy band who gives a hard-hitting powerhouse live show. I was also very impressed on how well that energy can be felt in their recordings."
Windfall's Jennifer Catucci's unique blend of strong sultry singing, coupled with genuine and passionate lyrics, hits you deep within. Bass player Mike Marmo, (formerly of Deny Victoria and World Indefference), along with veteran guitarists Jeff Terranova (formerly of Up Front) and Jon Biviano (from Supertouch - one of the best from the NY hard-core scene in the 80's and early 90's) help give Windfall a sound all its own. Add in the extremely talented Rob McDonough on percussion, and you can hear why the band's unique style of "hardcore/rock" continues to attract fans both near and far. With a European tour and countless live shows in the US, Windfall is making their mark and bringing passion, originality and sincerity into the music scene.
Pal-Tone Records is an independent record label from Milford, CT. The RadioDick series seeks out the best in local and underground music. The 3-sided LP features three bands that fit into a similar music genre. The other two bands to join Windfall on the 3-sided CD will be announced in the coming weeks.

Link: http://www.pal-tonerecords.com
Date: May 24th, 2002

 

Smorgasbord Records Label Portrait
At www.In-Your-Face.de

This has been up there for a little while now, but we were just notified of it. The site is all in German, so if you cannot speak/read German, you can enjoy the pictures.

http://www.in-your-face.de/stories/2002/smorgasbord_230402.htm

Link: http://www.in-your-face.de/stories/2002/smorgasbord_230402.htm
Date: May 16th, 2002

 

Ali from Fast Times
Nude photo spread at burningangel.net

image That's right, she's back and with breast implants and a ton of new ink...
Photo courtesy of Burningangel.net

Link: http://burningangel.net/preview/ali/index.php
Date: May 14th, 2002

 

Moody of the Dead 50's releases solo cd
Older and Wiser

image Moody's first Solo CD. Don't worry, the Dead 50's are OK --this is just something to hold you over until they get the next D5 disc out hopefully later this year. Anyway, it features acoustic songs, and old D5 songs recorded back in the day by Moody all by his lonesome.
Tracks include:
wanna go, cold day in hell, grandpa, yellow bird, drives all night, everything's alright, such a fool, let's go, that's my girl, backstreet demon, take my heart, beautiful day, the shame.

Link: http://www.dead50s.com
Date: May 14th, 2002

 

Up Front live 10" picture disc
Out May 20th on Vacation House Records

image - VINYL REVENGE 10"picture disc live series -

artist: UP FRONT
title: keeping the spirit alive
cat #: VHR 059
format: 10"Picture Disc (limited edition)
list: 6,75 euro (1/30 copies) - 6,25 euro (more copies)
street: 20/May/2002.
description:
Vacation House Records 'vinyl revenge' 10"PD live series!
New York/Connecticut XXX old school hardcore living legends.
Old schoolers get ready! this is TRUE '88 youth crew positive HC style!
after many years is finally available an UP FRONT live set.
recorded (with a good quality sound) at Cbgb's in NYC their VINYL REVENGE 10"pd contains 8 UP FRONT anthems (New leaf - Meat to please you - Fade - Distance - What we need - Break
it up - Daybreak - One step ahead)


make sure we have your order now.
Vacation House Records
via san michele 56
13856 Vigliano (BI) Italy
vacationhouse@tin.it

Link: http://www.up-front.org
Date: May 14th, 2002

 

COALITION 12 INCH EP
Coming Soon On Bareknuckles Records

image Bareknuckles Records, a newer label from Germany are planning an officially licensed release of Coalition "The Ignition: From Friction To Fire" on 12" EP. If all goes well, the EP should be out by early summer 2002. We will have more news for you as the official release date gets closer. We will have copies of the EP for sale on the non-label releases page shortly after the EP is out.

Date: January 25th, 2002

 

WIDE AWAKE DISCOGRAPHY LP
Coming soon on Underestimated Records

Underestimated Records from Chicago are planning an officially licensed release of the Wide Awake "25 song cd discography" on 12" LP. If all goes well, the LP should be out by late June/early July 2002. We will have more news for you as the official release date gets closer. We will have copies of the LP for sale on the non-label releases page shortly after the LP is out.
Some of the LP's that Undererstimated Records has released and licensed in the past are:
Cornerstone LP
Fastbreak - Fast Cars LP (licensed)
Indecision - Unorthodox LP (licensed)
Outlast LP
Vitamin X - See Thru Their Lies LP/CD
Supersleuth - and still it beats LP/CD


Link: http://members.aol.com/undrstim8d/index.html
Date: January 25th, 2002

 

Vinyl Pressing Discography
Of the 'in print' titles

As you already know, we have a complete discography of all of the 'out of print' vinyl titles that Smorgasbord Records released in the past. Well soon we will be letting the world know the exact pressing info on all of the still in print titles as well. Stay in touch with the Smorgasbord Records Discogrphy page, for the additional pressing information will appear shortly.


Date: January 14th, 2002

 

Smorgasbord Straight Edge T-Shirt-Ography
Coming soon to the discography page

We are in the process of compiling information on the many different Smorgasbord Straight Edge t-shirt designs from the past years. We will include to the best of our knowledge, as much info on these four classic designs that we can dig up. We plan to include a photograph of each design and the rough printing info and color schemes.



Date: January 14th, 2002

 

The Smorgasbord Records Web-Zine
To launch in the next few months

image As many of you know, Smorgasbord Records started out as a fanzine back in 1986. Now in 2002, we are bringing it back, well sort of. Within the next few months we will be launching a brand new web page entitled 'The Smorgasbord Records Web-zine'. The page will consist of music reviews, show reviews, movie reviews, zine reviews, band profiles, columns, and news. We will also be including pdf downloadable files of the original print zines, issues #1 and #2 from '86/'87, and will have a photo page, entitled 'old school photo album' that will be dedicated to "old school" classic photographs. There is still a lot of work to be done on the new pages and we have not confirmed a launch date as of yet.


Date: January 14th, 2002

 

Windfall Find New Bass Player
The return of...

After two months of being without a bassist, Windfall are proud to announce the addition of Mike Marmo to the line up. Mike is a long standing member of the NJ hardcore and underground rock scenes and has played with the bands Deny Victoria and World Indifference. Windfall will be ready to hit the stage again by the middle of February and are in the process of confirming a bunch of dates for February and March. The last week of March the band will embark upon a three week Europen tour. This tour is to replace the tour from Nov/Dec 2001 that the band was forced to post-pone due to the loss of their bass player. The tour is being arranged by MAD from Berlin Germany and a few dates have already been confirmed. The tour will open with four consecutive shows with Holland's Bambix and then the band will venture out on their own. Check out the band's official web site http://www.windfall-go.com for more info and for show and tour dates. The MAD web site is http://www.mad-tourbooking.de

Link: http://www.windfall-go.com
Date: January 14th, 2002

 

FAST TIMES
Have officially broken up

image It is very sad for us to have to announce this news, but after many years of hard work and releasing great music, Fast Times have decided to call it quits. The band made the decision a few months ago but did not want to make a huge deal about it. They did not want to play a "farewell" show or draw attention to the fact that they were no longer going to continue. The band's web site will remain up and the releases will remain in print, and who knows if the future will ever bring a reunion show or not.
You can catch bass player Graham playing in the Graves which features Michael Graves and Dr. Chudd of the Misfits. Chris is jamming with a drummer and will hopefully get something new rolling in the future. Ali is taking some time off and traveling the world and the country. Steve, the drummer from "Counting Down"
has been playing in the Worthless for many years and the band is quickly making a great name for themselves. Please be sure to support the continuing efforts of the once members of the incredible innovating band known as Fast Times!


Link: http://www.angelfire.com/nj2/Fasttimes/
Date: December 11th, 2001

 

EBAY
Rare records and t-shirts

We sometimes auction off rare records and t-shirts on Ebay. It's not as consistent as we would like for it to be, but I would suggest to check the auctions frequently. Our user ID is jeffxfront so just plug that into your search and it will bring you to a page that shows ALL of the current auctions. Or you can just follow the link below.
Right now, through December 17th you will find rare colored vinyl 7" releases from In My Eyes, Ten Yard Fight, Hands Tied, Ensign, Floorpunch, and Madball. In the past we have sold original t-shirts like Youth Of Today "break down the walls" Wishingwell Records 4 sided t-shirt, Insted, 7 Seconds, Bold, and many other rare t-shirts from the late 80's. Sometimes we find left over dead stock from Smorgasbord Records as well and in the past we have auctioned off original Smorgasbord Straight Edge t-shirts and ultra rare long sleeves, Hatebreed "Connecticut Hardcore" t-shirts and long sleeves, and many others.

Link: http://cgi6.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewListedItems&userid=jeffxfront&include=0&since=-1&sort=2&rows=25
Date: December 11th, 2001

 

DEAD 50's VIDEO
For Short Bus

image The Dead 50's recently finished a brand new video for their hit Short Bus. It will soon be available at the Dead 50's web site to view and also to purchase on video tape. For right now it can be seen at
http://www.bangpictures.com/dead50.html if you have the connection speed to download it.

Nothing is confirmed yet, but the Dead 50's are planning a west coast tour for the spring of 2002 and a tour of the UK with punk legends SNFU and the UK's Assert.

Moody from the Dead 50's is completing the finishing touches on his 1st solo cd. It will consist of older pre Dead 50's material as well as brand new songs. No label or release date has been established yet.

Be sure to check out the Dead 50s home page for all of the updates and current news.

Link: http://www.dead50s.com
Date: November 30th, 2001

 

WINDFALL
Postpones European tour, loses bass player

Due to the recent loss of their bass player, Windfall were forced to cancel their upcoming European tour. We want to thank all of the people who were involved in trying to make the tour a sucessful one. From the promoters to the zines to the fans of the band and Smorgasbord Records. Please accept our humble apologies and please understand that the band did everything in their power to try to complete the tour.
Here is a statement from the news page on the Windfall web site.


"It comes as a great disappointment to the band to have to announce the following news. On 11/14/01 our bass player of 4 plus years decided to step down from his position. It comes as a semi major blow to the band leaving us having to postpone our European tour and most likely having to cancel some shows that were
scheduled for mid December. The four of us were so determined to not cancel the European tour, that Jeff learned all of the bass lines and Jon Learned many of Jeff's guitar parts and we practiced as a four piece. It just wasn't the same, the band sounded very different and we did not have the proper amount of time to make the set tight enough to take to the stage. Plans are being made right now to reschedule the European tour for spring of 2002 and we will let you know the new itinerary once we have it. We are going to diligently seek out a new bass player and like the many other hurdles that this band has had to overcome this past year, we will come back stronger and better than ever".

Link: http://www.windfall-go.com
Date: November 19th, 2001

 

SMORGASBORD MP3'S
Emusic.com

image 30 second snippets are avaialble by all of the Smorgasbord Records releases on the "releases" page. Download
them and get a quick sample of one song from each release. If you would like to purchase the complete album on
MP3 format, Emusic.com has the entire Smorgasbord Records catalog available and ready to easily purchase. Plus
with Emusic you get:
• High quality, virus free MP3s
• Legitimate MP3s where the artists get P-A-I-D!
• Fast and reliable download connections
• Excellent music quality
• Thousands of new songs added every month
• Nearly 200,000 MP3s for download
• New music based on the music you already know and enjoy

Link: http://www.emusic.com
Date: October 29th, 2001

 

SMORGASBORD RECORDS RADIO CONTEST
November 3rd through November 10th, 2001

That's right, Smorgasbord Records has teamed up with Flex Your Head Radio from Canada to offer Smorgasbord Records cds and a very rare long sleeve Smorgasbord Straight Edge t-shirt to certain lucky contest winners. Please click on the link below for more details.

Link: http://flexyourhead.vancouverhardcore.com/
Date: October 25th, 2001

 

T-SHIRTS
On The Merchandise Page

All of the t-shirts are finally up on the merchandise page. All of the designs are being discontinued, so get them while you can because once they are sold out, there will be no more. We have included the number of each design that we presently have in stock and the numbers on most of them are getting low.

Date: August 24th, 2001

 

Online Interview
Fury For Another

image DChardcore.net just posted a brand new interview with Fury For Another. Follow the link below to check it out.
http://www.dchardcore.net/interviews/furyforanother.html

Link: http://www.dchardcore.net/interviews/furyforanother.html
Date: August 20th, 2001

 

NON-LABEL RELEASES PAGE
Please read this before you email us asking to carry your releases

The non-Label releases page will have stuff available on it within the next few days. Just to clarify, this page will have items that are not on Smorgasbord Records. We are not a distributor so please do not write to us and ask for us to carry your releases.
The items for sale on this page are there for one of the following reasons:
1) The band is presently on Smorgasbord Records and have a release available on their own or on another label.
2) The band is a personal friend of ours and we ended up with their release through a trade.
3) We made a trade with a band or a label in the past and got stuck with the stuff.

There are some pretty good releases, so please be sure to check them out.

Date: August 15th 2001

 

COALITION
Release date August 15th 2001

image Coalition's debut 9 song cd/ep will be out on August 15th. Check the releases page for more details on the release. Pre orders are being accepted.

Link: http://www.coalitionhardcore.com
Date: July 10th 2001

 

FURY FOR ANOTHER
Release date August 15th 2001

image Fury For Another's debut 12 song full length cd will be out on August 15th. Check the releases page for more details on the release. Pre orders are being accepted.

Date: July 10th 2001

 

WINDFALL
New cd out now

image Windfall "loud with the windows open so the neighbors can hear" 9 song cd is out today!

Date: June 18th 2001

 

BUY ONLINE
online shopping cart

The new online shopping cart is up and running from the "releases" page. The order form is SSL secured and encrypted so it is safe. The merchandise page and the distribution page will be soon to follow, please be sure to check them out once they are up.
We accept Visa and Mastercard online but you are more than welcome to send carefully concealed cash, check or money order with a letter stating what you would like to order and the shipping method to the P.O. box address on the "contact" page.



Date: Date: June 4th 2001

 

LINKS PAGE
communicate and network

We put up a links page where anyone in the punk/hardcore scene is welcome to come and post their own links. We feel that it is a great way for everyone to communicate and network with one another. Please do not abuse the privilege and also be kind enough to make sure that Smorgasbord Records is linked to the site that you are posting. If we do not see a reciprocal link from your site or if you post a site that is racist/facist we will delete your post.
Thanks.


Date: May 11th 2001

 

SMORGASBORD NEW RELEASES
Windfall / Fury For Another / Coalition

Smorgasbord Records is proud to announce that the new Windfall full length cd will be available at the end of May. The cd is entitled "Loud with the windows open so the neighbors can hear" and features nine brand new songs. The cd is a follow up to the bands cd/ep "Awaken" which was released back in July of 1999, also on Smorgasbord Records. Windfall consist of Jon Biviano from Supertouch and Jeff Terranova from Up Front combined with the incredible singing of Jennifer Catucci and the solid rhythm section of Chris Wallin and Rob McDonough. The band has a truly unique sound and style which can only be described as "Hardcore/rock". Follow the link to their web page to learn more about the band and their music.
Two other new releases will shortly follow the Windfall cd. One is a twelve song debut cd from the incredible DC area band Fury For Another. We are unsure of the title of the cd right now but should know within the next few weeks. The other release is from Coaliton, a great new band from Farmington Hills Michigan. It is a seven song cd/ep and is entitled "The ignition: from friction to fire". Both bands are presently working on web pages and we will be sure to let you know once they are completed.
Stay tuned for the official release dates of all three new releases.

Link: http://www.windfall-go.com
Date: May 10th 2001

 

MAILORDER PRICES


Due to the increase in postage charges over the past two years we have been forced to raise the prices for shipping on all of our products. The prices that are posted on the web page are all postage paid. If you live in the USA then you pay the price stated USA. If you live outside of the USA then you have two choices, you can either have the product shipped "surface" or "air mail". "Surface" is cheaper and usually takes anywhere from two to eight weeks while "air mail" is a little more expensive but usually takes only five to seven days, (depending on the country of destination, because once the package leaves the USA, it is under the control of the country that the package is arriving in).


Date: May 9th 2001

 

WE'RE BACK ONLINE!


Welcome to the new Smorgasbord Records web page. It's been a while since we have been up and running and for that we apologize. It's not always easy in this day and age to keep up with the technology and to find the means to compete in a global market. Smorgasbord Records has been feeding the scene with music since 1986 and we will continue to release records for many more years to come. Thanks to everyone who has supported us throughout the years and thanks for your patience with our web page.
Be sure to check back regularly because the site is still being put together and will continue to grow. If you go to the new links page, you can now add your link yourself, it's that easy.
Don't forget to sign up for the new mailing list so that we can keep you informed on advancements with the web page, new releases, and shows/tours from the bands on the label. If at any time you no longer wish to be on the mailing list, you can just visit the web page and un-subscribe yourself.

Date: May 8th 2001

 

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