Philadelphia’s premiere underground hardcore stop, O’Reilly’s, played host to solid cast of hardcore, crust, and thrash bands under the watchful eye of Joe Hardcore and his Philly Hardcore Shows promotion group, as Dallas’s Power Trip rolled through town with Harvcore/Six Feet Under recording artists Agitator and local newcomers Primitive Ways to round out the bill. Each band delivers a specific niche of hardcore that was the perfect mix to get the temperature rising on the floor. Primitive Ways deliver a crusty hardcore sound that incorporates everything from d-beat to sludge. The band is currently offering their first recorded work for a free full stream, which can be sampled below.
Speed metal/thrash crossover band Power Trip are making a trek across the country by way of Dallas in support of its latest recorded effort on Lockin’ Out Records, a three-song 7″, which can also be sampled below. The band incorporates classic speed metal sounds from the 80s and 90s but adds a fresh spin that sees elements of modern hardcore and thrash trickle in to comprise a mean sound laden with powerful gang vocals.
Boyertown, PA’s hardcore mainstays, Agitator, blasted though a ripping set of their attitudinal and infectious blend of no bull-shit hardcore that saw guest vocals by Joe Hardcore, Wrong Answer‘s Justin Ogden, and Sawed Off. Agitator have also been confirmed for the 2012 edition of This Is Hardcore Fest in Philadelphia happening August 9-12.
We know you are here for the pictures, so without further ado..
All photos by the magnificently talented Anne Spina of Anne Spina Photography.
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