Sunday, June 30, 2013
This compilation 7" was the first release on Rust Records, in 1991. Rust Records was a label from Pittsburgh, PA, but they didn't stick around for too long. They did only a couple more releases after this compilation, including a Submachine 7". After Rust Records folded, CI Records, another label from Pennsylvania, ended up with the leftover copies of this compilation (as well as the other Rust Records releases), added their name to the cover, hand-numbered them and sold em. My copy is one of the original ones tho, not the 're-packaged' ones.
Lube Job compilation 7"
Sunday, June 23, 2013
After this release, Rob would focus solely on vocals and they would add an additional guitarist to the band, Ben Swan. With that new line-up Apathy would release a full-length album on Gain Ground in 2000 called 'What The Dead See Through The Eyes Of The Living', and a 2-song promo CD right before their demise in 2001 (neither of which I have unfortunately).
Rob Ingram now does a one-man hardcore band called Stateside Firefight as well as an Iron Maiden tribute band called Powerslave. Ben Swan moved on to do vocals for Samadhi and Age Of Ruin. I have no idea what the rest of band did after Apathy.
Apathy - s/t MCD
Sunday, June 9, 2013
Formed in the late 90's by Matt Warnke (Bold, Crippled Youth) and Andy Guida (Supertouch, Absolution, Altercation), Running Like Thieves definitely had all the necessary NYHC credentials, but they went into a more melodic direction instead, not wanting to rewrite their past bands' songs. After recording a demo in 2001, the band signed a deal with Livewire Records and released (and re-recorded?) the demo on CD in 2002, with an additional track, as well as a follow-up 7" in 2003. Anyways, here's the original demo, not the Livewire release. This is more melodic hardcore/rock-oriented than their previous bands, and I will say this is not for me really, but I'm sure some of you are interested in checking out this demo.
Matt Warnke and Andy Guida are currently writing music under the name The Mistaken. Andy Guida is also drumming for My Rifle, who released a pretty good 7" on Wardance Records a while ago.
Running Like Thieves - Same Time Next Year... demo