Fri, Sep 22
Sat, Sep 23
East Coast Tsunami Fest
H2O, Madball, Agnostic Front, Jesus Piece, Integrity, Cro-Mags, Wisdom In Chains, All Out War, 25 Ta Life, Shattered Realm, Knocked Loose, Strength For A Reason, Lifeless, Death Before Dishonor, Sworn Enemy
1402 N 9th St.
Reading, PA, 19604
Doors 5:00 PM
This event is all ages
American punk rock band formed in New York in 1995.
Madball is a New York-based band that originated in 1988 as a side-project of Agnostic Front.
Agnostic Front's frontman Roger Miret would let his younger brother, Freddy "Madball" Cricien take the microphone on lead vocals during Agnostic Front shows and that is where it started.
Madball's first few gigs consisted of un-used Agnostic Front songs.
Upon founding the band consisted of
Roger Miret on bass, Vinnie Stigma on guitar, Will Shepler on drums, and vocalist Freddy Cricien.
After years of playing regional shows in and around the New York area, a second guitarist, Matt Henderson, would join the band.
One year later Roger Miret left the band, and was replaced by bassist Hoya Roc — a good friend of Freddy Cricien — who was looking for a new band to play with.
The new incarnation of the band was signed by Roadrunner Records in 1994. Touring steadily, the band built a sizable fan base outside their hometown.
1995 saw the band participating in the N.Y.H.C. Documentary. Extensive interviews were conducted with Freddy as well as a performance on July 29th, 1995 at the now defunct "Coney Island High". Freddy's brother, Roger, broke several vertebrae in his back at that show, requiring him to be in traction for the better part of a year.
The band briefly broke up from early 2001 until late 2002. The current lineup of Freddy Cricien, Hoya Roc, Mitts (ex-Skarhead), and Rigg Ross (ex-Hatebreed) began touring and recording at the end of 2002.
Freddy Cricien - vocals
Hoya Roc - bass guitar
Mitts - guitar
Mike Justian - drums
Ben Dussault - drums
Rigg Ross - drums
Vinnie Stigma - guitar
Roger Miret – bass guitar
Matt Henderson - guitar
Will Shepler - drums
John Lafata - drums
Walter Ryan - drums
Agnostic Front is an influential American hardcore band that formed in New York City in 1982. The band began playing hardcore punk similar to bands like Black Flag and Negative Approach, and were thrust to the forefront of the burgeoning New York hardcore scene of the mid-1980s with the release of their widely regarded 1984 classic Victim In Pain. 1986's Cause For Alarm saw them incorporating thrash metal elements into their sound, which continued to evolve with Liberty & Justice For... (1987) and One Voice (1992). After a brief hiatus (1993-1996) Agnostic Front regrouped and signed with Epitaph for three albums, and subsequently to their current label Nuclear Blast in 2004.
Vinnie Stigma – guitar (1982–present)
Roger Miret – vocals (1983–present)
Mike Gallo – bass (2000–present)
Pokey Mo – drums (2009–present)
Craig Silverman – guitar (2014–present)
John Watson - vocals (1982)
Robbie CryptCrash - drums (1982)
Raymond "Raybeez" Barbieri – drums (1982–1983)
Diego Casalins - bass (1982)
Adam Mucci – bass (1982–1983)
Todd Youth – bass (1983–1984)
Dave Jones – drums (1983–1984)
Rob Kabula – bass (1983–1987, 1997–2000)
Petey Heinz – drums (1984)
Louie Beatto – drums (1985)
Gordon Ancis – guitar (1985-1987)
Joe Montenaro – drums (1985-1987)
Alex Kinon – guitar (1985)
Alan Peters – bass (1987–1988)
Steve Martin – guitar (1987–1990)
Will Shepler – drums (1987–1993)
Craig Setari – bass (1988–1993)
Matt Henderson – guitar (1990–1993)
Jimmy Colletti – drums (1985, 1997–2004)
Steve Gallo – drums (2004–2009)
Joseph James – guitar (2007–2014)
US Hardcore band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Known for being one of the most incendiary and influential bands in hardcore and modern heavy metal history, apocalyptic heavy music icons INTEGRITY return with their highly anticipated, 12th studio album entitled Howling, For The Nightmare Shall Consume. A conceptual foretelling of the final days of Armageddon, Howling... is a manifestation of pentecostal nightmares and religious depravities, wrought with fire and brimstone sermons and occult prophecies bathed in waves of destruction. Now with almost 30 years of creating dark and terrifying anthems under their belt, INTEGRITY have honored their past musical legacy while fearlessly moving forward into unchartered territory on what is undoubtedly their most elaborate and ambitious effort to date.
Dwid Hellion - Vocals
Domenic Romeo - Guitar, Bass
Joshy Brettell - Drums
Francis Kano - Bass
Tony Hare - Guitar
Hardcore punk band from New York City, NY, USA.
They were among the first bands to fuse hardcore punk with thrash metal and were associated with the birth of a tougher attitude within the hardcore scene in the late 1980s. They were also one of the first hardcore punk bands associated with the Hare Krishna movement.
The bass player Harley Flanagan and singer John Joseph were not the best of friends and eventually Joseph would part ways with the band leaving Harley to sing on the following Cro-Mags release.
After The Age of Quarrel, the band released the record, Best Wishes (1989). The record had a more heavy metal-influenced sound which alienated many of their original fans.
The band released another record Alpha Omega (1992), that saw the return of Joseph, and the departure of guitarist and songwriter Parris Mitchell Mayhew, a record that was only embraced by the most devoted of their fanbase, and followed by Near Death Experience (1993).
After suffering from many lineup changes and frequent breakups, the group finally disbanded, seemingly for the last time, after this record. However, in 2000 they released a record again..
With Revenge the Cro-Mags came back to their early hardcore roots with songs that were comparable to their first release plus some songs with a more melodic/punk rock feel. After the release of Revenge the band broke up once again.
In 2008 John Joseph started playing shows, including one at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, using the name Cro-Mags (jam). The band included drummer Mackie Jayson, Craig Setari of Sick of It All on bass, and AJ of Leeway on guitar.
At various times in the 90s and 00s both Harley and John Joseph simultaneously led 2 separate versions of the Cro-Mags with completely different line-ups.
These groups billed themselves as "Cro-Mag Jam", "Cro-Mags-NYC", "Age of Quarrel" or "Cro-Mags" (whether or not the name was owned legally by the certain version of the band in question).
Sometimes only one original member would be present, sometimes two or three, and sometimes even both John Joseph and Harley together.
Wisdom In Chains
Wisdom In Chains was started with members from already existing American and European bands like Krutch, The Ninth Plague, Boxcutter, Out To Win (aka Mushmouth), Feeble, Daredevil and others in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, US. Due to the extreme distance between members and their signed contracts with other labels, Wisdom In Chains line up may change on albums and tours. Anyway their style stays combining killer street Rock with heavy old school Hardcore and OI influence.
All Out War
American hardcore / metalcore band from Newburgh, New York.
25 Ta Life
New York hardcore band formed in 1991. Originally from Astonia, New York and formed by Frank Smarra (bass) and Harry Minas (drums), who later picked up Fred Mesk (guitar) and about a year after forming picked up Rick Ta Life, the only constant member.
Now defunct Hardcore Band from New Jersey/USA
Hometown: Oldham County, KY
Beatdown Hardcore band
Strength For A Reason
Strength For A Reason (SFAR), one of the cornerstone bands of the Pennsylvania hardcore scene, was born in 1997. Originally comprised of members from Out To Win with Karl fronting the band on vocals, SFAR refocused themselves as a full-time band and obtained members that would be solely dedicated to the project. With music that gets your blood-pumping from the first note to the last, SFAR is a powerhouse within today's hardcore music scene.
Since their inception in 1997, SFAR has proven themselves to be one of Pennsylvania's most well-known and hard-working hardcore bands, sharing the stage with nearly every reputable hardcore band that has performed since they struck their first note. Throughout the years, facing lineup changes and hardcore trends, SFAR has remained true to their sound and their fans. Never giving in and never giving up, their relentless spirit has given rise to a band that gives it all they got for the hardcore scene they love.
SFAR released their debut album entitled "Show And Prove" in January of 2001, followed by "Blood, Faith, Loyalty" in August of 2005,
"Burden Of Hope" in June of 2009, and "Through Cold Eyes" in May of 2013.
Formed in 2008, in the demise of Delaware-based Dead And Buried and New Jersey’s When These Days End, the motivated members of both bands united to form LIFELESS — also known as LIFELESS NLFTW — who began immediately writing and recording material and taking it to the masses live anywhere they feasibly could. With monolithic, metallic tones, grooves which plow through everything with the force of glaciers, and pummeling breakdowns, the band was quickly recognized as a new force in the East Coast hardcore scene with which to be reckoned. LIFELESS’ debut LP, NLFTW, was released by Harvcore Records in 2011, and was followed two years later with the If I Could Be Anyone But Me 7” by the same label. They expanded the scope of their attack, and began touring beyond their Eastern US turn, invading the Southeast and Midwest regions on tour, began picking up more high profile festival slots including every installment of the annual This Is Hardcore Fest in Philadelphia, and crossed the Atlantic for their first European excursion in 2012.
2015 will show LIFELESS NLFTW at their most deadly yet, as their massive second LP, Dream, is currently being completed for release in late March. Their first release for Fast Break! Records packs a dozen tracks into a demoralizing, forty-minute beating, with equal parts gloomy, metallic groove and unwavering aggression, recorded and produced by Len Carmichael. Diehard listeners and pit-dwellers who regular the works of Born From Pain, Crowbar, Hatebreed, Cold As Life and 100 Demons will want to place LIFELESS’ Dream at the top of their list.
Death Before Dishonor
Death Before Dishonor is a Hardcore band from Boston, Massachusetts.
The band has established themselves as a force in Hardcore, not only in Boston, but around the world. They are adding more Metal and more classic Punk influence to their already punishing Hardcore sound.