Tuesday, January 12, 2010

New York hardcore (NYHC)

New York Hardcore (NYHC) refers to hardcore punk and metalcore music created in New York City and to the subculture associated with that music. New York hardcore grew out of the hardcore scene established in Washington, D.C., by bands such as Bad Brains and Minor Threat.

New York City played a central role in the development of hardcore. An important scene emerged in 1981 with the emigration of the Bad Brains from Washington, DC. Roger Miret of Agnostic Front asserts that "We started using the term 'hardcore' because we wanted to separate ourselves from the druggy or artsy punk scene that was happening in New York at the time." "We were rougher kids living in the streets. It had a rougher edge".The scene has been focused around venues such as the famous CBGBs, ABC No Rio, A7 and Brooklyn's L'amour. The New York scene was home to most of the early influential bands, such as Agnostic Front, Beastie Boys, Cro-Mags, Heart Attack, Learn Nothing, Nihilistics, The Psychos, Kraut, The Mob, Urban Waste, The Stimulators, Sheer Terror, Murphy's Law, Reagan Youth, Cause for Alarm, Warzone, and later bands like Sick of It All, Youth of Today, Breakdown, NY Hoods, Straight Ahead, Rest in Pieces, Raw Deal , Killing Time, Gorilla Biscuits, Judge, Bold, Underdog, Token Entry, Leeway, Merauder, Absolution, Awkward Thought, Side by Side, Burn, Shutdown, Crown of Thornz , Skarhead, Sworn Enemy , All Out War, Irate, Indecision, Vision of Disorder, Vietnom , Cold Front, H2O and Madball.

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