Just when you though there was nothing left to be done with hardcore along come Cerberal Ballzy.
The band take the fierce dynamic intelligence of Bad Brains and crank it with a 21st century energy proving that all you need to be right now is a dose of modern energy.

Check their myspace now.

They also have a stunning live show. This is the high energy hardcore without the too metal edge that we have all been waiting for. This could be a major band and a big game changer in hardcore.

Fronted by the charismatic Honor Titus they were formed in 2008 and are from Brooklyn and their epynomous debut album is due out soon.

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Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.


  1. I think the energy that this band has built a reputation on can be ascribed to puberty. I was unimpressed. Recklessness isn’t art by nature, and what i saw was some kid acting like a kid, with the energy of a kid, destroying a good deal of someone else’s property, knowing he got to skip town in a few hours. Granted, it would have been entertaining to watch him brake his own shit, even if someone else had to clean it up. In the meantime, as for energy, we could all pull off that same show if we had no accountability and the body of a 22 year old.

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