Monday, October 18, 2010

Show of Force - 1990



More great New York Hardcore. Show of Force existed for a very short time, starting in '89 and ending in '91. During that time they released three demos (one of which was never released), and one track for the New Breed cassette. Here we have an excellent sounding rip of the band's second demo. Thanks to Claude for the rip, Mike Dijan for the info and for letting me post this, and Freddy Alva for the help (once again). Enjoy.

Show of Force - 1990 demo

1989 lineup 1:
vocals - Nick Cirillo
guitar - Nick Benetos
bass - Mike Dijan
drums - Tony Kastanos

With this original lineup the band recorded the track Finding It Hard at Don Fury Studios for the New Breed tape in 1989. They later re-recorded and re-named the song Black Walls for the 1990 demo. Both Nick Cirello and Nick Benetos played for Fit of Anger, and Mike Dijan played for Breakdown, Crown of Thornz and Skarhead.

1989 lineup 2:
vocals - Randy Rodriguez
guitar - Mike Dijan
guitar - George Derico
bass - Jay Rufino
drums - Tony Kastanos

At this time Mike Dijan moved from bass to guitar, and George Derico and Jay Rufino, both from Outburst, were brought in for 2nd guitar and drums. With this lineup the band recorded a demo at Don Fury Studios, which is extremely rare.

1990 lineup:
vocals - Randy Rodriguez
guitar - Mike Dijan
guitar - Hector Moncada
bass - Franklin Rhi
drums - Tony Kastanos

For the 1990 lineup (which Mike Dijan referred to as the "definitive lineup"), Franklin Rhi (Shelter, 108, Crown of Thornz) was brought in on bass, and Hector Moncada on 2nd guitar. In the Spring on '90 the band recorded their second demo (the one available for download here) at Wildfire Studios in NJ. The demo was produced by A.J. Novello, guitarist for Leeway. Shortly after the band recruited Nick Cirillo back on vocals and recorded a third demo which was never released. The band broke up in 1991.

Interview with Mike Dijan here.


17 comments:

  1. Amazing! Thank you!!

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  2. "Ragno, you're weak!!"

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  3. AAAAHHHHH you have no idea how stoked I am on this, I've been trying to get my hands on this forever. the only people I knew who had this either wouldn't share or didn't know how to convert the tape to mp3s. thanks times 1000!

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  4. Brazil band! We passed by here!

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  5. Vinnie - great you got the track titles from Mike finally. What did he say????

    claude

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  6. Claude, Mike seemed like a really nice guy over the phone. He gave me lots of info, most of which i quickly wrote down or tried to retain. The result is the info posted. He was really cool about me putting his stuff online.

    Thanks again Claude!

    Vin

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  7. Dude, great blog, I love those New Breed bands. Any chance you could do a post on Stand Proud or The Psychos? Thanks!

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  8. sick, amazing stuff.
    like this so much

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  9. I second that PSYCHOS post! make it happen!
    Colossal man was a skinhead!!!!

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  10. I had never heard on this band before, It might be that I never payed much attention to all the bands on the New Breed Comp.
    Actually quality recording sound and amazing songs.
    The Mike's interview is really interesting as well.

    Keep it up, this blog always comes up with something old, fresh and new for my ears.

    Thanks!

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  11. Stand Proud is in the works. Psychos may happen at some point in the future.

    Penny, thanks for the kind words.

    Vin

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  12. hello, big dijan head here. any chance of a cold front post?

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