SUFFOCATE FASTER ***
Out of Cincinnati these Hardcore musicians played lots of local shows and formed the band in fall of 2001.
Gorilla Biscuits gave about everyone inspiration, and so did they do to Suffocate Faster. The band started to write aggressive, fist-clenching music combined with ferocious lyrics that emphasized its own political stance:
Straight-edge and pro-American. After playing around Cincinnati they headed West and toured California, Chad Gilbert (New Found Glory) saw them and started to work with them. The band's debut album : "only time will tell" was made in no time and is a lesson in hardcore chemistry: one part NYC street-core, the other part Slayer!
"If you like heavy music, you'll definitely like it" according to Aaron the guitarman, and I did.
Dew Action Sports Tour Announces Qualification Criteria For Inaugural 2005 Season
Dave Mirra, Jamie Bestwick, Chad Kagy, Ryan Nyquist and TJ Lavin Among Pre-Qualified Tour Athletes
NEW YORK - February 17, 2005 - The Dew Action Sports Tour, the first-ever, season-long professional multi-sport tour in action sports, has released its qualification criteria and pre-qualified athletes. The announcement was made today by Wade Martin, General Manager, Dew Action Sports Tour.
The 2005 Dew Action Sports Tour will feature competitions in BMX Dirt, Park and Vert. Athletes may qualify for the Panasonic Open and Right Guard Open, the Tour's first two events, in one of four ways:
We're catching up on DVD's we still need to review. One of them is the latest RoadFools. Issue 13 had some people land in the hospital and that was bad luck. Still most of the crew stayed on two wheels most of the time.
This Roadfools was different in a way that a couple of riders chose 3 fellow riders to go on Roadfools. It sure ended up being a trip of BMX characters. If you think Beringer's riding is weird, wait till you see Kevin Nelson and his 23 kilo home made steel bike with wheelcovers. Dennis McCoy made it on the bus thanks to Lou Capparelli's one man team ("I only have one friend, and that's DMC"). If someone can keep you entertained on the road, it's Dennis. I cracked up in the outtakes section where Dennis is bro-ing down with a drunk black man. He sure can be a bastard too.
Come and ride in Brooklyn, the Netherlands!
Sytse Winkel and Hoite Polkamp are organizing a flatland jam in an old Albert Heijn facility in Breukelen ("Brooklyn"). The building will be taken down soon that's why there's this rush to get together and ride.
Rendez vous: Breukelen (Brooklyn) train station, February 20, at 13 o'clock. From there we'll take ya'll to the spot, a perfectly flat indoor floor, with good beats to go with it. The place is open till 24 o'clock.
We received some pictures fromt he second annual GIRLS TOUR. This year's version was sponsored by FOX clothing company and went all over the East with visits to New York City, New Hampshire, Ohio, all over... It took two weeks and according to Anita Hodgin it was a blast:Woodward was our last stop and we had fun. They catered to us and gave us a place to sleep and ride. Every stop was like this. We went to ECT park in Binghamton, New York and those guys are super rad. Heather broke her foot there but they gave her some cruthches and were real great guys...FBM was in full effect with Crandel and the crew. They showed us around their shop and we received some insight as to how the frames and parts are made. Studio 54 was fun and the owners are super cool. I forgot to bring my gear and they let me use some of theirs. That park is small, but every tranny is perfect. They couldn't have done a better job with the place.
OFF THE WALL VOL VII by VANS Records
VANS RECORDS? Yes they are not only the best shoemaker in the world but also into music as well, didn't you hear about the "Steve van Doren Band"? We didn't but VANS is doing the famous WARPED TOUR for years now so they have a lot of contacts whitin the music industry and they put their favorite music on a compilation CD for the 7th time. Bands like Bad Religion/Fu Manchu/Pennywise and the Bouncing Souls are well known but the other 25 bands are all upcoming bands and makes this a perfect CD for the upcoming road trips. Check www.vans.com or www.vansshoes.nl how to get hold of this OFF THE WALL VOLUME 7 and put the volume on 10.
If you want to know what is going on at the HARO camp, keep reading. Here's the February HARO news flash for you:
- Ben Shenker is going to a freestyle contest in Zagreb, Croatia at the end of the month. It's called Bike Fight 05. I hope he read the information well.......
- The people at Moore Large in the UK are sponsoring a BMX specific ramp park in Liverpool called Ruff riders. Ramps are done up in HARO and Premium logo's. It will be one of the stops of the HARO UK tour that starts on 29 March in Leeds at "The Works" skatepark, goes to Liverpool on the 30th, then goes to Burnley for a session at the "Interact" skate park followed by a presence at the Bike Show on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. On board will be: Ryan Nyquist (USA), Josh Harrington (USA), Stefan Geisler (Germany), Ben Shenker (Hungary), Anthony Pill (UK), Senad Grosic (Austria), Ben Manuel (UK), Ben Hennon (UK) and possibly Jamie Gray (Australia).
A new year has started and soon enough an invitation arrived from the guys from Asphalt Distribution in France for another edition of the now famous Circle Cow. Carhartt got hooked as the main sponsor so the Carhartt Circle Cow 2005 tournament was born. Held on the weekend of 12 & 13 Februari in Servon, a town close to Paris in the same hall as all the previous years.
We went down there on Saturday morning with two cars packing the best of the best of the Dutch flatland scene: James Alberto, Sytse Winkel and Dutch Destroyer Bram Verhallen (FLATtv rider). Plus me, mr. FLATtv and my wife Francis. After a 5-hour ride through some pretty nasty weather we arrived at the scene of the crime and met up with some of our friends from all over Europe: Czech riders with Mirek Hanzl, London Ripper (and FLATtv rough rider) Jason Forde, James Smith & Gareth Hawkins, Stuttgart Boyz Flo & Ass and Sven Steinbach from Karlsruhe. Of course also all our French friends like Alex, Jimmy, Yannick, Stephanie, Arnaud, Cedric Decosse and all the others. Viki Gomez was there, he and Alex were riding the new prototype KGB frames. We were welcomed by organisers Pascal and Ismael, they made sure we didn't miss out on anything.
The Braun Front Brake Revolution was a special contest that evolved around liptricks with the use of a front brake. A 31 minute DVD was produced out of this contest and it turned out really well. It's a must have for all the tech rider that love the aspect of having a front brake on their bike to do good tricks with it. To explain more about the special contest, the DVD has interviews with Senad Grosic, Christophe Huber, Anthony Pill, Adam Banton, Rob Ridge and Mike o'Connell and shows more riding from a.o. Ben Foakes, Pete Marselle and James Weetch. With everyone mentioning Rick Moliterno and Krt Smitt as some of the originaters of front brake ramp tricks, the organization decided to go to Rampage for Front Brake Revolution part 2. Looks like a big posse of tech riders are warming up for this one:
"The second Front Brake Revolution is set to be huge, with the ever expanding rider list including: Rick Moliterno, Dave Freimuth, Dave Osato, Brian Vowell, Brian Kachinsky, Rob Nolli, Mike O'Connell, James Hitchcox, Tom Haughen, Dan Seig, Ben Foakes, Jim Reinstra, Senad Grosic, Christoph Huber, Dan Emerich, Neil Keddie, Anthony Pill, Anthony Pearson, Mark Murphy and many more....
Mark Vos is one of the New Breed Riders of Zeeland, The Netherlands. He asked me to not blow up this interview so I'll stop here.Hometown, age, years you've been riding, sponsors, give it to us baby!
At the moment I live in 's-Gravenpolder, a small village, the most exiting street obstacle is a 2-stair, and a flat-rail. that’s where I grew up. I'm 20 years old, almost 21. I’ve been doing wheelies since I was 10 years, but the real bmx thing came trough at age 14. So that’s over six years already. And when ED my all-time riding buddy, had his first car we were going to other places and all of a sudden we saw skateparks, other street, and it evolved from there.
Regarding sponsors, Oxbow gives me free clothes, and Soulcycle gives me free Orchid shoes. Though I consider you guys Bart and Paul to be homies too, cause Paul hooked me up on Vans and Eastpak before I was getting flow from Orchid. My friends sponsor me I guess. Half of my bike I got it from friends.