Reunion Mania



One of the most anticipated sets of this year’s This Is Hardcore fest in Philadelphia came from Sheer Terror, the iconic NYHC act that appealed to both metal and hardcore audiences without pandering to either. Infamous frontman Paul Bearer dissolved the band in the late nineties, and save for two sold-out reunion shows at CBGB’s in 2004, there was no sign of life until this summer’s appearance, which you can stream in full here.

Fortunately, those who couldn’t get into the sold-out Philly show have another chance to experience the brutality and brilliance of Sheer Terror, who headline an all-day “homecoming” show November 28 at New York’s Webster Hall, a space once known to hardcore fans as The Ritz. A stellar selection of openers include former Blackout Records alums Breakdown, up-and-coming fan favorites The Rival Mob, and Agnostic Front guitarist’s Vinnie Stigma’s eponymous street punk project. Black N Blue Productions, the team behind the annual (and essential) Black N Blue Bowl / Superbowl of Hardcore event, are putting this one on and tickets are on sale right now. This will be sick and people will be punching people.

And I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that BNB are also sponsoring another killer NYHC show October 3 at New York’s Bowery Electric, just down the block from where the aforementioned CBGBs once stood. Headlining this Sunday matinee is noneother than Shutdown, who made waves in the community with their Victory Records debut Against All Odds. Openers include Bracewar, Maximum Penalty, and Wisdom in Chains. Check out the flyers for both shows below and watch the classic video above for “Broken” to remind yourself of Sheer Terror’s sheer awesomeness. Sheer Terror just wrapped up a Japanese jaunt with European fans will get a taste of Paul Bearer’s fists when the group heads over to Belgium for an exclusive gig in January.


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