Thursday, September 17, 2009

November's Fire 7"

A random 7" that I picked up on one of my trips to the USA, and it happened to be a damn sweet slab of vinyl. I know very little about this band or the label (Crop Circle Records, this is their 1st release), and I couldn't really find a whole lot online either. I seem to remember another blog posted this 7" ages ago but can't find it anymore... So here it is, again maybe? Anyways, this is pretty solid '90s hardcore from New Jersey. Perhaps the band named itself after the Samhain track, but they definitely don't sound like them (thankfully), this is pretty typical '90s metallic 'new school' hardcore. On the back there's a live-shot with an X-ed up singer, but I have no idea if the band as a whole was sXe as well. Apparently this was supposed to be a 3 song 7" rather than a 2 song 7", the missing one being called 'Forgiven', but I have no clue what happened with it. Would love to hear that track, or anything from/about this band really, if anybody knows what else they did or has a demo or something, let me know or leave a comment.

Oh and screw record stores that put price-tags on the actual cover (Mystery Train in Amherst, MA in this case) and not on the protective sleeve.

November's Fire 7"

7 comments:

Death Metal Dan said...

GREAT POST!!!! I thought this band was great and I saw them once in NJ years ago. It was a good show. But they weren't around long.

I actually interviewed them at the time for a zine I was trying to put out. Unfortunately, the zine never came to be.

The song that was supposed to be on the 7", Forgiven, that you mentioned was released on the Tie That Binds compilation. I actually posted that comp. on my blog. Check it out:

http://severedforever.blogspot.com/2008/12/tie-that-binds-compilation.html

Thanks for posting this record!

XemonerdX said...

Thanxxx for letting me know about 'Forgiven' and the comp! Good to see the song was used after all :) Do you still have the interview somewhere? Would love to read it, hehe.

Death Metal Dan said...

Unfortunately, I don't. If I did, I would've posted it on my blog for sure.

Grey Sky said...

I am actually one of the guitarists in the band, Chris. We were around for a little bit. We were not a straight edge, but our singer Dave was. He was also the bass player in the NJ hardcore abnd xBoudx too. I may even still habe some compies on root beer vinyl. I can send you one if you would like.

XemonerdX said...

Hey Chris, thanxxx for commenting and setting the record straight on whether NF was sXe or not. Never knew about the connection with Bound from NJ, another good band. I would love a copy of the 7" on rootbeer btw, thanxxx for the offer! Email me please at XemonerdX AT gmail DOT com so we can figure out stuff like money, postage and such.

andy said...

Hey Chris, you were also in the band Ember, right? All I have is your 7" on Spirit Fall. Do you have anything else recorded besides that? I used to listen to your radio show at Centenary way back when I was in high school.

Chris Vaglio said...

hey guys, I actually should still have root beer vinyl and I do have an unreleased ember tune that we did for a comp that never came out. get in touch with me cvaglio315@yahoo.com