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!
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Vegan sXe hardcore fanatic. My fave music is '90s metallic hardcore, however I listen to all kinds of hardcore, from '80s DC hardcore to '90s emo to current beatdown and pretty much anything inbetween. And yes, I love 108.