Tag Archive: Verbal Assault

Ensign-Grey Area-Kid Dynamite-Kill Your Idols-All Chrome @ Manville Elks Lodge Manville NJ 4-2-99

We made sure to get to this show early for two reasons. First, this was the debut show for the first issue of Parade Brigade Fanzine. We sold a bunch during the show and handed a bunch to various bands for them to get rid of. Second, we had heard All Chrome was a new band from Massachusetts that sounded like Verbal Assault. They sort of did, but with some 90s emo influences. The CD of their records was on constant rotation in my room for a few years after this show. Kill Your Idols were becoming a really hyped…
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In The Blink Of An Eye Fanzine #2: The Reviews

These were the reviews from In The Blink Of An Eye Fanzine #2 (#1 was a brief one pager that a few of these reviews appeared in originally). After a few issues of What Was Said, I switched names and tried pretty unsuccessfully to reboot the fanzine. A lot of the same problems that plagued WWS were all over this one too. This came out in the summer of 1998. I am thinking late in the month of August perhaps? I did not do another fanzine for about eight months before the first issue of Parade Brigade Fanzine came together.…
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Remission Demo Holy Verbal Assault! This band offers three jams heavily influenced by On era VA. The melodic groove of these tracks keeps it interesting, but, like Verbal Assault themselves it is hard to keep this going for an entire record. After three songs, especially the beyond corny Love, I was already getting fidgety. I am curious what else they will do.

Get Down-Second Seven Inch

Get Down Second 7″ Piss Mountain Records After a few years of delay, this record finally came out last year. I have had a tape of it for many years, but I am glad it finally came out officially. Get Down was a short lived band, not surprisingly, reminding me of early Supertouch and bands like Swiz and Verbal Assault. After two seven inches, it seems like this band was starting to get their sound down, so it is unfortunate they didn’t do anything else. Members of Ten Yard Fight, In My Eyes, and Battery. As far as I can tell,…
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Signifying Nothing Top 100 Of The Nineties

Four years late, here is the final list.  One thing I’ve noticed as I put this together is that there is a great lack of compilations on this list.  A lot of the decent compilations in the nineties have great songs, but also terrible ones.  I still feel like I am missing something obvious… 1.6 Band, Self Titled LP, USA, 1992 Acme, Self Titled 7″, Belgium, 1994 All Chrome, Flounders Flyers College & Canada LP, USA, 1999 Arms Reach, Self Titled 7″, Australia, 1998 Assuck, State To State 7″, USA, 1993 Aus-Rotten, Fuck Nazi Sympathy, USA, 1994 Bastard, Wind Of…
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Profile: Voices Forming Weapons

Back when Parade Brigade Fanzine was still in operation one of the bands I really wanted to do something with was Voices Forming Weapons. They broke up, and then our zine ended, before anything could be done. I knew some of the members from their previous band All Chrome. All Chrome were one of the underrated bands of the late nineties. Voices Forming Weapons came out of the ashes of that band and played hardcore in a similar vein; Hot Water Music, Swiz, Verbal Assault, and San Diego emo comes to mind when I hear these guys. They post out…
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Parade Brigade #3

Parade Brigade #3 was thrown together in about 72 hours and it shows. John and I were driving to school on a Wednesday morning and I suddenly just had to have it out for a show that Friday evening. Both interviews in this issue (Fit For Abuse + Shark Attack) were done sometime that week and most of it was haphazardly laid out the night before at about 3am by me. I think John did not even get his page to me until right before we left for the copy place. We just totally sucked at this at that time.…
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