Sunday, March 3, 2013

5 Minute Major - Droppin The Gloves demo

5 Minute Major was a NYHC band from Astoria, Queens which formed in the late 90s out of the ashes of a band called Inside Job, when their old singer left. The rest of the band continued under a new name with a local tattoo artist, Kevin, on vocals. In 1998 they recorded their 'Droppin The Gloves' demo, which gained them a lot of attention. Soon after they were picked by France's Inner Rage Records who released their 'Where It Ends' CD in 2000, which also has the demo tracks on it. I ripped the original demo tape however, complete with the intro to 'Defiance' and outro to 'Crosscheck' which aren't on the CD. This demo was also re-released by Spill The Blood Records out of Germany in 1999, with a much fancier cover, but I don't have that one, so no scans from that demo, sorry! Anyways, 5 Minute Major stood for good, tough & heavy mid-tempo NYHC that should appeal to a lot of OnexPath regulars and NYHC fans who can enjoy bands like One Second Thought, Bulldoze and Setback. There were plans to do another full-length but as far as I know that never happened and the band folded sometime in 2001/2002 before it came to fruition. Members moved on to bands such as Denied and Everybody Gets Hurt. Enjoy!

5 Minute Major - Droppin The Gloves demo

9 comments:

Fred said...

Never heard that demo before, that's pretty cool. The guitarist E-Roc also used to play in One Second Thought, and they had Muttley from Billy Club Sandwich playing bass at some point too.

The cd on Inner Rage is pretty cool too, also because it displays a bit of a melodic vibe, the only minus is the production which doesn't help the songs, it sounds a bit flat and "compressed". Apparently they had to have it mixed, because the guy who did the fist mix did a terrible job or something.

Anyway thanks for sharing that one, good stuff !

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the post. I played bass on this demo and totally could not find a copy!! Nice to see that somebody appreciates this 10+ years later. My only regret is that production was better but what do you expect from a bunch of burnouts with no money!

Matt -inside job/five minute major 1995-1999

Anonymous said...

Please re up this link, great demo!
Anthony sXe

XemonerdX said...

Re-upped. Enjoy!

Brootlyn Zu said...

Do you have a copy of the when it ends CD?

Anonymous said...

Please re-up this stuff! do you have the "when it ends" album too?

XemonerdX said...

Re-upped... I'll add 'When It Ends' to my to-post list.

Anonymous said...

Please re-up this stuff!

XemonerdX said...

Re-upped.