Record Store Day Heavy Metal Guide
If you're as big a vinyl fiend as the rest of us here at Noisecreep, you are more than likely primed and ready for tomorrow, April 20th; also known as Record Store Day. The past few years have seen this event swell to outrageous proportions...
A Conversation With Lewis Dimmick, Author of a New Book on NYC Hardcore
The underground music scene in New York was an intriguing place for a young person to land in the mid-'80s. At the time, there was a strong cross pollination going on between the city's hardcore punk and underground metal scenes with bands such as Agnostic Front, Cro-Mags, the Crumbsuckers, Nuclear Assault, Anthrax and Overkill managing to interest both the burr heads and long hairs to their shows
Dust: Marky Ramone Looks Back at His Heavy Metal Years in Brooklyn With New Reissue (INTERVIEW)
Richie Wise, Kenny Aaronson and Marky Ramone; three names very synonymous when it comes to the landscape of popular music in the past forty years. When we think of Richie, we think of his production work with everyone from KISS to Gladys Knight...
Where Are They Now? Kevin Crowley of The Abused and NYHC Artist
At this point in time, the American hardcore punk scene of the early '80s is finally being recognized as one of the most important cultural explosions of the past few decades. The music by such bands as Black Flag, Negative Approach, Minor Threat and Agnostic Front not only charged up kids around the country to get off their disaffected asses and start up similar groups, but there was also a good
Cliff Burton’s First Live Performance With Metallica 30th Anniversary: 10 Facts About the Bassist
The date of March 5th in history marks many interesting occurrences in popular culture. In 1965, it was the day the Beatles recorded their first number one single, "From Me to You." In 1982, it was the tragic date the world lost one of the most singular characters in American comedy, John Belushi...
MOSH PIT: New York Hardcore Veteran Creates New iPhone App (INTERVIEW)
When you sit down and think about it, it's sort of crazy no one has yet to come out with a mosh pit oriented video game or app. Leave it to 'Uncle' Al Morris, NYHC legend and original guitarist for such noteworthy Big Apple hardcore bands as Murphy's Law and Unholy Alliance, to finally take the concept and run with it...
The Roots of Heavy Metal, Vol.4: Little Free Rock
When I was first wading my way through collecting all things obscure and heavy, the piece of vinyl I kept hearing about in hushed tones from older dudes was the lone album released in 1969 by an English outfit named Little Free Rock. But even before I could get my flipping fingers good and ready to start digging through those crates, I was warned: This record was rarer than hen's teeth... Read Mor
Misfits: 10 Best Videos From the Glenn Danzig Era
Like many who were born between the release of The Godfather and the end of the Vietnam War, I never had a chance to witness the 'classic' incarnation of those kings of horror rock, the Misfits, which ran from 1977 to 1983. Ever since I was a teenager, all I've ever known of that era of the band in the live realm are the choppy VHS tapes me and my nerd punk pals collected throughout high school...
Roots of Heavy Metal Vol. 3: Incredible Hog
If you ask any aficionado of heavy and arcane tuneage to rattle off a list of the burliest and best sounds to come out of Britain in the early '70s, the words Incredible Hog are bound to fall from their lips. The London-based power trio only managed to shoot out one LP in their time of existence - the optimistically titled Volume One - but the legend they left behind with that sole effort wields m
10 Best Punk Rock Christmas Songs
Zone Creative, Getty Images On the surface, punk rock is supposed to be anti-materialistic, anti-dogma and anti-tradition. That's all fine and good, but even punkers can't deny when the Christmas spirit hits them like a sled load of reindeer...