URBAN WASTE, Truth & Rights, Enrage, The Donner Party
1039 Washington St.
Hoboken, NJ, 07030
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 7:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
Leeway was formed in Astoria, New York, USA in 1984 by guitarist A.J. Novello and vocalist Eddie Sutton under the name The Unruled. They played alongside groups such as Crumbsuckers, Prong, Ludichrist, Bad Brains, and Sick Of It All at the predominantly hardcore punk-oriented CBGB venue and had metal influences from the start. Guitarist and songwriter A.J. Novello said:
“We might have helped open up a can of worms by bringing suburban metalheads to shows. Years later, it kind of ruined things in the scene, but I can't say I have any regrets.”
The fact that the band experimented with sound, had two guitarists riffing and solo-ing between them and the singer dressed in skeleton outfits and Yankees uniforms also set them out from the rest of the hardcore punk scene.
In November, 1987 they entered the Normandy Sound studio in Warren, Rhode Island and recorded their first album, Born to Expire. However, due to delays and postponements, the album was not released until January, 1989. Three follow-ups ensued – Desperate Measures, Adult Crash, and Open Mouth Kiss – before the band split. There was a short lived reunion in 2006 which saw the band playing again, together with Bad Brains, at CBGB.
Their song "Enforcer" has been featured on the playlist of the radio show "L.C.H.C" in the game GTA IV.
Urban Waste (active 1981-84) is a hardcore punk band that was part of the New York renaissance of hardcore punk in the early 1980s. Much more raw, visceral, and overtly confrontational than their New York punk predecessors, they were contemporaries of Reagan Youth (of which bass player Andy Apathy was an early member), the earliest incarnation of the Beastie Boys, and Bad Brains. They belonged to a group of bands coming out of the borough of Queens that included Kraut, Gilligan's Revenge (later called Token Entry), Murphy's Law, and The Mob. The band, like many others of the era, was short-lived, and after the breakup several members went on to form Major Conflict.
Their only recorded material was an eight-song 7", which was released in 1982 on Mob Style Records, the record label of fellow hardcore band The Mob (and later as a 12" on Big City Records). The Urban Waste EP has been released by the New York City label Mad at the World Records in its series of New York hardcore reissues from the early 1980s. The EP was also reissued in digital format by the New York based digital label Anthology Recordings.
Roger Miret, lead vocalist for New York hardcore legends Agnostic Front, reportedly cited Urban Waste as the band that got him into hardcore, and has mentioned the group as being one of his favorites of the early NYHC scene.
In 2002 Urban Waste played CBGB's for a 20 year reunion, and record release party for the "reissue" of the 82' E.P. This short lived fun experience ended a few months later.
The band re-grouped again in 2008 Playing infrequent shows, and still unable to pull a decent tour together, the band released "Recycled" in late 2010. This was a compilation of old unreleased songs and a few new songs written in this time period.
2012 has shown to be the strongest year for the band to date, as far as playing out, and writing new material. This is also the first time in the bands career that they have gone overseas, playing Europe in Venlo, The Netherlands on Sept. 22nd 2012. Look out for a new release from the band in 2014, with new material already being played at their live shows.
JEFF ENRAGE - Vocals
MIKE PELLE - Guitar
RUSS MADEO - Bass
RYAN DONATO - Drums
Inspired by the Sunday hardcore matinees of New York’s legendary club CBGB’s and the thrash metal nights at Brooklyn's L'Amours, the band Enrage was formed by childhood friends.
The band’s first proper demo “Burning Within” was produced by Josh Silver of Type O Negative selling over 3,000 copies.
Demo sales as well as subsequent recordings earned the still very young band gigs at L'Amour's , NYC’s Limelight, The Wetlands, CBGB’s, and Coney Island High.
Enrage became fortunate enough to play with a wide variety of bands such as:
Agnostic Front, Bad Brains, Biohazard, Carnivore, Cro-Mags, The Dickies, Dog Eat Dog, Earth Crisis, E Town Concrete, Full Blown Chaos, Gwar, Hatebreed, Kreator, Leeway, Life of Agony, Lords of Brooklyn, Michael Graves of The Misfits, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Murphy’s Law, Morbid Angel, Only Living Witness, Overkill, Prong, Sam Black Church, Sick 0f It All, Testament, Thy Will Be Done, Type O Negative and Vision of Disorder.
WABC News also focused on Enrage logos in a segment featuring graffiti in NYC suburbs.
Other unexpected exposure came to the band when the band’s T-shirt was worn by one of MTV’s ‘Headbangers Ball’ co-hosts.
The CD “Empty” was produced by Noah Evans, who had previously worked with the Beastie Boys, Lucious Jackson, Bad Brains, Cro-Mags, Fear, and Sick Of It All.
‘Empty’ was distributed to over one hundred major college markets.
Empty was played on WSOU’s heavy rotation (average 114,000 listening base) and repeatedly hit the stations top ten countdown as well as the year end list.
Enrage was on WSIA’s top thirty five artists list, reaching number one on album cuts and audience response for ten weeks.
Enrage reached Hits magazine ten most added in the ‘metal/punk/hardcore’ section as well as CMJ’s ‘Loud Rock’ top 75.
Millions of listeners heard Howard Stern play "Cooper", a cut from the CD , read the lyrics and give Enrage a positive review over the airwaves. The radio push was done without gimmick or promotion.
By show sales, mail order and independent distribution, over ten thousand forms of various merchandise haves been sold.
After a brief hiatus, Enrage was surprised to find a renewed interest in the band stateside as well as overseas.
The band regrouped with a new lineup and released "Nothing Stays Buried." Nothing Stays Buried climbed to the Top 25 of the CMJ Loud Rock charts upon its release and was played extensively on various college radio and foreign radio.
This new exposure led Enrage to recently tour Belgium and France. Enrage has also been a supporting act and headliner along the east coast from New York City to Florida.
ENRAGE just completed their European Tour ending the tour by playing the Ieperfest in Belgium. The band has just completed Gateways Vol. II (the follow up to Gateways Vol. I - available now at all online media outlets). Vol. II was mastered by Brad Blackwood and will be available everywhere in JUNE 2016
The Donner Party
Celebrating the raucous days of the 1980's crossover thrash metal scene, The Donner Party serves up a high speed, circle pit inciting facsimile for a whole new generation of metal maniacs. Formed in the toxic wasteland of Bloomfield, New Jersey in 2009, the band quickly gained a name in the thrash metal community with the release of their self-financed debut E.P. "The Spawning". It’s a seven song sonic blast of lightning fast riffs and head bashing breakdowns that was glowingly embraced by both critics and fans alike. With their lyrical content divided between socially aware, politically charged vituperation and gore-drenched, splatter movie inspired vignettes, The Donner Party has drawn comparison to such acts as Nuclear Assault, Sacred Reich, Sodom, & Municipal Waste. The band has successfully taken their live act all across the tri-state area, including a slot opening for crossover legends D.R.I. They've circulated thousands of copies of their E.P. to hungry metal fans all over the world; both in-person at live shows and through free downloads on popular social networking sites. Currently hard at work prepping new material, the boys are poised to unleash the next chapter of their legacy and inevitably focus their targets on global domination.
"This New Jersey pummeling crossover powerhouse treat us to slabs of metal saturated in hardcore punk that will, with loving aggression, put a boot up your ass" - New Wave Of Thrash Metal Blog
"This band is named after my favorite group of people who ate other people". - Don Jamieson of That Metal Show
Tickets will also be available at the door for $15 if space permits, however, advanced purchase is recommended as this show has a high sell-out risk.