Located in Ithaca, New York, Pyramid Sound Studios was founded by Alex Perialas in 1974. In the 80′s, this studio was responsible for recording artists such as Bad Religion, Anthrax, Testament, Overkill, Agnostic Front, and many more. Not only catering to national acts, the studio also recorded many local artists, solidifying its place as a staple of the local music scene. Now this studio faces possible condemnation in the face of renovations being one to the Clinton St. Bridge. Local officials have their hands tied as, legally, bridge renovation is a federally funded endeavor.
Perialas states, “This is one of those things that is a state and city project where they’re replacing a 70-year-old bridge and its right in our footprint, if you will. With the building of this new bridge, there’s a chance that if they aren’t careful, they could do damage to the studio. I’m currently working with the administration to land on an amicable solution to the situation. This has been a landmark facility for years. We pretty much created a style of music here that people had never heard of before. It would be a shame to lose such an integral part of music history due to this temporary construction.”
Perialas has put together an online petition that can be signed here. READ MORE
Legendary New York punk rock band Agnostic Front will be hitting the road this fall for a full North American tour. Support will come from The Mongoloids and Naysayer. Here’s a quote from Agnostic Front: ”We are proud to announce our USA tour! After a short wait, and following a European tour, we will hit the road for an explosive set featuring our latest album My Life My Way songs and a blast of our classics from our past! Join us, sing along and most important, get in the pit! We’ll be at a venue near you! Cheers!”
Check out the tour dates after the jump!
New York hardcore outfit Agnostic Front will enter the studio tomorrow to begin recording their next album since 2007′s ‘Warriors’. Agnostic Front anticipates laying down 15 new tracks with producer Freddy Cricien (Madball). The album is expected to be released in early 2011. Keep up with the band at their official website.
are also hard at work on their fifth studio album (second under Metal Blade Records) which is a follow up to ‘Fury & Flames’. The band will be recording at guitarist/vocalist Erik Rutan’s own Mana Recording Studios. Here is a comment from Rutan himself:
“The band has been locked up in Mana Recording Studios doing pre-production for the past 2 months, finishing up songs that we have been writing over the last year in between tours and albums that I’ve produced, and we feel we have come up with one of Hate Eternal’s heaviest, most twisted, evil, melodic, and insane albums yet.”
Born from the New York Hardcore scene in the early 80′s, AGNOSTIC FRONT is still going strong and just announced a new batch of US tour dates. They’ll be hitting the road with DEATH BY STEREO this January, confirmed dates are…
Jan. 15 – San Francisco, CA – Thee Parkside
Jan. 17 – San Jose, CA – Voodoo Lounge
Jan. 19 – Las Vegas, NV – Cheyenne Saloon
Jan. 21 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
Jan. 22 – Dallas, TX – Trees
Jan. 23 – Austin, TX – Red Seven
Jan. 24 – Houston, TX – Walter’s
Jan. 25 – Corpus Christi, TX – Zero’s
Jan. 26 – San Antonio, TX – The Rock Bottom
Jan. 27 – El Paso, TX – Take 2
Jan. 29 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
Jan. 30 – Santa Ana, CA – Galaxy Concert Theatre
Blabbermouth reports “AGNOSTIC FRONT has changed the face of music throughout its 25 year long career. The two records that started it all, “United Blood” and “Victim in Pain”, are legendary New York hardcore releases and some of the most sought-after pieces of vinyl for record collectors. Finally, these two releases are coming back to life via Bridge Nine Records.
On November 17, 2009, Bridge Nine will release a CD version with both albums combined, and additionally will re-release “United Blood” on 7″ and “Victim in Pain” on 12″ LP. “Victim In Pain” has been given extra special treatment, with a gatefold LP cover, complete with a dirty gold metallic ink and embossed logo and title. The gatefold opens up to the original handwritten layout of the first pressing, and the original cover — which was subsequently censored — is printed full size on the front and back of the dust sleeve. “United Blood” has a similar metallic ink and embossed logo front cover, and also has the original cover design printed in black and white on the enclosed dust jacket. Gold vinyl is the limited color, and comes first-come-first-served with each package deal. Packages include a 12″x18″ poster and a limited edition “Victim In Pain” t-shirt. Both are also available to the first few people who elect to grab the “all three” or “all six” vinyl package deals. Orders will ship prior to street date. Want it on CD? Get the 21-track disc featuring both recordings.” READ MORE