Madball Say Their Upcoming New York Show Will Be Their Last In The City For Awhile Due To Vaccine Mandates

For those unaware, New York City will be implementing vaccine mandates for all “leisure indoor activities” on August 16 with full enforcement starting on September 13. The move is a smart one considering the pandemic is worsening as people continue to refuse to get vaccinated. However, it appears Madball have taken issue with the idea and will no longer be performing in the city after their August 14 show at Irving Plaza.

The band said the following:

“Heads up NYC : We’ve been asked a bunch if Irving is still happening… the answer is YES! That said, in light of the new rules that will be implemented in the city, this will likely be the last show we play here for a very long time. Sad to say. We truly respect whatever decisions people make with their bodies but we cannot in good conscience play shows that require personal/private medical information(like vaccination status) for entry. We have a special set list we’re working on. This show will be bittersweet.. let’s make it memorable! There’s still some tickets available in the link☝️.. grab em up while you can! #weloveyounyc #fight #tryanny #hclives”

This news comes after Madball, Murphy’s Law, Bloodclot, and more previously caused controversy after playing a massive show at New York City’s Tompkins Square Park back in April. That event violated various COVID-19 safety protocols that were in place at the time.

[via The PRP]

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Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Judas Priest, Deftones, Etc. Set For 2022 Resurrection Fest

The lineup has been revealed for the 2022 Resurrection Fest. That event will take place on June 29 – July 3 in Galicia, Spain and it will feature: Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Judas Priest, Deftones, Sabaton, Bring Me The Horizon, Rise Against, Opeth, Bullet For My Valentine, Heaven Shall Burn, Sepultura, Jinjer, Crossfaith, Madball, Dark Funeral, Raised Fist, Amenra, Rise Of The Northstar, Bloodbath, Decapitated, Me And That Man, Lionheart, Sylosis, Knocked Loose, Toundra, Angelus Apatrida, Alien Weaponry, Caliban, Hamlet, Doyle, Vomitory, Morning Again, Moscow Death Brigade, Spiritbox, Eskimo Callboy, Neaera, Employed To Serve, Dagoba, Beyond The Black, And So I Watch You From Afar, Enforced, Planet of Zeus, Infected Rain, The Picturebooks, Belvedere, Torche, and more.

Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Avenged Sevenfold, Nine Inch Nails, Etc. Set For 2022 Hellfest Open Air Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2022 Hellfest Open Air Festival. That event will take place in Clisson, France on June 17-19 and June 23-26.

Here’s the artists set to perform:

June 17:

Mainstage 01:

Deftones
Dropkick Murphys
The Offspring
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
The Distillers
The Inspector Cluzo
The Wildhearts
Frog Leap

Mainstage 02:

Volbeat
Five Finger Death Punch
Opeth
Mastodon
Shinedown
Leprous
SOEN
Ego Kill Talent
Laura Cox

Warzone:

Suicidal Tendencies
Powerflo
Youth Of Today
Cro-Mags
Dog Eat Dog
Rudeboy (plays Urban Dance Squad)
Slapshot
Higher Power
In Other Climes

Valley:

Electric Wizard
Baroness
High On Fire
Witchcraft
Black Mountain
Elder
ASG
Greenleaf
Abrahma

Altar:

Obituary
Death To All
At The Gates
Grave
Gatecreeper
Cadaver
Enforced
Necrowretch
Tremplin Voice Of Hell

Temple:

Mayhem
Abbath
Rotting Christ
Primordial
The Great Old Ones
Seth
Mephorash
Numen
Tremplin Voice Of Hell

June 18:

Mainstage 01:

Faith No More
Megadeth
Rival Sons
Heaven Shall Burn
Knocked Loose
Crystal Lake
Fire From The Gods

Mainstage 02:

Deep Purple
Airbourne
Steel Panther
Alestorm
The Darkness
L7
The Dead Daises
Galactic Empire
Joyous Wolf

Warzone:

Social Distortion
Anti-Flag
Agnostic Front
Reverend Horton Heat
The Toy Dolls
Frustration
Guerilla Poubelle
Lion’s Law
Grade 2

Valley:

Envy
Mono And The Jo Quail Quartet
OM
Pelican
3TEETH
The Picturebooks
Me And That Man
Duel
Point Mort

Altar:

Sepultura
Sacred Reich
Flotsam And Jetsam
Exciter
Loudblast
Xentrix
Rectal Smegma
Brutal Sphincter
Karras

Temple:

Vreid (“1184” show)
Skald
Ensiferum
Taake
Kampfar
Einherjer
Helheim
Aktarum
Artus

June 19:

Mainstage 01:

Avenged Sevenfold
Korn
Maximum The Hormone
Code Orange
Jinjer
Lacuna Coil
Kontrust
Deadly Apples

Mainstage 02:

Judas Priest
Running Wild
Down
Michael Schenker
Doro
Battle Beast
Sortilege
Tempt

Warzone:

Walls Of Jericho
While She Sleeps
Deez Nuts
Counterparts
Jesus Piece
Moscow Death Brigade
Landmvrks
Glassbone

Valley:

Killing Joke
Perturbator
Life Of Agony
Red Fang
Twin Temple
Inter Arma
Lysistrata
Vile Creature
Ecstatic Vision

Altar:

Devin Townsend (by request set)
Coroner
Dying Fetus
Misery Index
Monuments
Ingested
Dyscarnate
Exocrine

Temple:

Watain
Alcest
Belzebubs
Borknagar
Gaahls Wyrd
Regarde Les Hommes Tomber
Numenorean
Penitence Onrique
Deliverance

June 23:

Mainstage 01:

Scorpions
Whitesnake
UFO
Thunder
Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons

Mainstage 02:

Wardruna
Helloween
Danko Jones
Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown

Warzone:

Rise Against
Turnstile
Of Mice & Men
Dragged Under
Worst Doubt

Valley:

Hangman’s Chair
Lowrider
IV And The Strange Band
Los Disidentes Del Sucio Motel

Altar:

Therion
Septicflesh
Insomnium
Tribulation
Crown

Temple:

Heilung
Zeal & Ardor

June 24:

Mainstage 01:

Nine Inch Nails
Ministry
Skinny Puppy
Killing Joke
HEALTH
Youth Code

Mainstage 02:

Alice Cooper
Megadeth
Kreator
DragonForce
Blues Pills
Crisix
Disconnected

Warzone:

Bad Religion
Goldfinger
Millencolin
Opium du Peuple
Pogo Car Crash Control
Justin(e)
Dirty Fonzy
The Baboon Show
Sons Of Flaherty

Valley:

Atari Teenage Riot
New Model Army
Earth
Godflesh
AA. Williams
Human Impact
Stöner
Okkultokrati
As A New Revolt

Altar:

Decapitated
Deeds Of Flesh
Legions Of The Damned
Gama Bomb
Benighted
Dropdead
Teethgrinder
Yarotz

Temple:

Enslaved
Marduk
Moonspell
Ihsahn
Hjelvik
Dirty Shirt & The Transylvanian Folkcore Orchestra
Gaerea
Neige Morte

June 25:

Mainstage 01:

Guns N’ Roses
Airbourne
Myles Kennedy
Gary Clark Jr
Ayron Jones
Michael Monroe
Dirty Honey

Mainstage 02:

Nightwish
Epica
Blind Guardian
Eluveitie
Symphony X
Gloryhammer
Diamante
Existance

Warzone:

The Exploited
Discharge
Touché Amoré
The Rumjacks
Xibalba
Stereotypical Working Class
Martyrdöd
Hawser

Valley:

Converge: Bloodmoon
Kadavar
Villagers Of Ioannina City
Hällas
My Own Private Alaska
Molasses
Slift
Untitled With Drums

Altar:

Katatonia
My Dying Bride
Draconian
Fleshgod Apocalypse
Sorcerer
Betraying The Martyrs
Humanity’s Last Breath
Nero di Marte
Dropdead Chaos

Temple:

In Extremo
Moonsorrow
Myrkur
Folkesange
Igorrr
Arcturus
Conjurer
Fejd
Autarkh
Les Chants De Nihil

June 26:

Mainstage 01:

Metallica
Black Label Society
Avatar
Ugly Kid Joe
Alien Weaponry
Bokassa
Spiritbox

Mainstage 02:

Sabaton
Bring Me The Horizon
Tagada Jones
Ill Niño
Novelists

Warzone:

Hatebreed
Suicide Silence
Madball
Lionheart
Terror
Crowbar
Judiciary
Year Of The Knife
Clowns

Valley:

Monster Magnet
The Obsessed
Eyehategod
Thou
Ufommamut
Regarde Les Hommes Tomber vs. Hangman’s Chair
Year Of No Light
The Atomic Bitchwax
20 Seconds Falling Man

Altar:

Carcass
Napalm Death
Destruction
Vltimas
Blood Incantation
Demilich
Carnation
High Command

Temple:

Mercyful Fate
Triptykon
MGLA
Archgoat
Cult Of Fire
Midnight
Svart Crown
Nytt Land
Sordide

Hellfest organizers commented:

“Hellbangers,

What can we say except that we are proud (and excited) to finally unveil the long-awaited line up of our anniversary edition! Keeping such a line up as a secret for several weeks has been no easy task, especially in the last few days…

It’s been more than 16 months since our work rhythm was turned upside down by the arrival of this virus, since the live music industry was extinguished. Despite this, our confidence has never been affected and we have kept working with a positive mindset.

The frustration of two years without a festival has led us to dream even bigger about our reunion! In 2022, we are offering a new and unique format spread over 10 days! Never done before, this formula will, without a doubt, remain in the history of so-called “extreme” music! Twice as historic, because this formula is meant to exist only in 2022 and will not happen again in the years to come.

After a first weekend from 17 to 19th June 2022, we double the fun with an additional weekend from 23rd to 26th June! A real marathon that will see no less than 350 artists on 6 stages!

As usual, the festival does not deviate from its principles: you will see artists capable of performing in stadiums, with artists who are usually playing in smaller venues, and for some even in pub caves. Punk, Heavy, Black, Hardcore, Death, Stoner, Pagan, Power, we have done our best to put together what we believe to be the “edition of the century”.

No need to list the program in detail as you are not, and for the second year, headbanging at the festival right now. You can find out all this by yourself, at home or with your friends, enjoying our virtual edition “Hellfest From Home“! (More information over here : fromhome.hellfest.fr)

This exceptional edition is also an opportunity for us to thank the pass holders who have been waiting for more than 2 years. Your loyalty and trust have kept us going and we do not have enough words to thank you. It seemed fair to us that you should access the ticket sale 24 hours before the public sale in order for you to obtain your ticket for sure.

We are aware that some of you, for professional, family or simply financial reasons, will not be able to attend this XXL edition. By going through (and only through!) our partner TICKETSWAP (please stop Viagogo and others…), you will be able to resell your pass for the weekend you are the least interested in, and thus make one more happy fan!

For all the others who will have the chance to live these 10 days of anthology with us, we promise that you will remember our reunion! As a bonus, we might even make you a nice “FINISHER” t-shirt so that this moment will remain engraved forever in your memories. Once in a lifetime celebration!

Last but not least, we could not finish without thanking all those who have supported us during these last months. Volunteers, intermittents, sponsors, service providers, media partners, people from Clisson, we are all eager to see you again and to live with you this future adventure, which promises to be historic!

Stay Strong. Stay Safe.

Hellfest Crew

Tickets info :

– Hellfest part 1 from June 17 to 19, 2022 /// 3-DAYS PASS : SOLD OUT (go to http://www.ticketswap.fr for a second-hand ticket)
– Hellfest part 1 from June 17 to 19, 2022 /// 1-DAY PASS : SOLD OUT (go to http://www.ticketswap.fr for a second-hand ticket)
– Hellfest part 2 from June 23 to 26, 2022 /// 4-DAYS PASS (289€ +fees) : PRESALE FOR 2020 PASS HOLDERS* – July 6 at 1:00 PM only on http://www.hellfest.fr
OFFICIAL TICKET SALE – July 7 at 1:00 PM only on http://www.hellfest.fr
– Hellfest part 2 from June 23 to 26, 2022 /// 1-DAY PASS (89€-105€ + fees) : OFFICIAL TICKET SALE – July 8 at 1:00 PM only on http://www.hellfest.fr

* A special presale will be organised on July 6 at 1:00 PM for 3-days pass holders of the postponed edition, pass only purchased via the official sale in October 2019.
Any ticket that has been re-sold via the official Ticketswap resale, or for which a refund has been claimed (in 2020 or 2021) will not be affected by this presale.”

GWAR Announce “Scumdogs Of The Universe” 30th Anniversary Tour With Napalm Death, Eyehategod, & Madball

GWAR will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of “Scumdogs Of The Universe” by performing it in full on a fall headlining tour. Napalm Death and Eyehategod will join them on most dates, while Madball will also perform on select dates.

Tour Dates:

With Madball and Eyehategod:

09/16 Richmond, VA – The National
09/17 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
09/18 Chicago, IL – Riot Fest (GWAR only)
09/19 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls

With Napalm Death and Eyehategod:

10/28 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
10/29 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
10/30 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
10/31 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
11/01 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
11/02 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
11/04 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
11/05 Detroit, MI – Crofoot Ballroom
11/06 Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
11/07 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
11/08 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
11/10 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
11/11 Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
11/12 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
11/13 Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome to Rockville
11/15 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
11/16 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
11/18 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
11/19 Tucson, AZ – The Rialto
11/20 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
11/21 Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco Theater
11/22 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
11/23 Ventura, CA – Ventura Theater
11/24 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
11/26 Reno, NV – Virginia Street Brewhouse
11/27 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
11/28 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
11/30 Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
12/01 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
12/03 Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall
12/04 Edmonton, AB – Midway Bar
12/06 Billings, MT – Pub Station
12/07 Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater
12/08 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
12/09 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
12/10 Lincoln, NE – The Bourbon Theatre
12/11 Sauget, IL – Pop’s
12/13 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club

Blóthar The Berserker commented

“We’ve been saving it up, and we are ready to explode all over the face of this nation with a dazzling flood of chaotic shock rock load. But don’t even try to come to a show on this tour unless you are unvaccinated, covid positive and willing to submit to an enthusiastic rectal temperature check at the hands of our degenerate road crew.”

Madball Announce Summer U.S. Dates

Madball have announced some summer U.S. shows. Here’s the dates:

06/25 Hamden, CT – Space Ballroom (with Cruel Hand, Death Before Dishonor & Ill Communication)
06/26 Hampton Beach, NH – Wallys (with Death Before Dishonor & Cruel Hand)
06/27 Reading, PA – 1402 N 9th St (with Death Before Dishonor, Cruel Hand, Hangman, etc.)
07/09 Orlando, FL – Sound Bar
07/10 Jacksonville, FL – Archetype
07/11 West Palm Beach, FL – Respectable Street
08/05 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
08/06 San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger (with Death Before Dishonor & Ballista)
08/07 Houston, TX – The Secret Group (with Death Before Dishonor & Ballista)
08/08 Dallas, TX – Club Dada (with Death Before Dishonor & Ballista)

[via The PRP]

New York City Parks Department Revokes Permits For Seven Outdoor Hardcore Shows Following Madball, Bloodclot, Wisdom In Chains, Etc. Concert

As previously reported, a massive Madball, Murphy’s Law, Bloodclot, Wisdom In Chains, and The Captures show at New York City’s Tompkins Square Park was being investigated by the New York City Department Of Parks and Recreation due to violations of safety protocols that were put in place due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now, it has been revealed that the permits for seven upcoming hardcore shows have been revoked. Like the aforementioned show, all of the future events were being organized by Black N’ Blue Productions.

The following was reported by Gothamist:

“Altogether, the Parks Department has revoked permits for seven upcoming events by this organizer. That includes two events that had already been approved: another hardcore show planned for May 8th, featuring Antidote NYHC, Kings Never Die, and the Last Stand, and a Memorial Day rally on May 22nd. There were five other pending events (all listed as ‘rallies’ and all stating attendance would be 100 people) revoked, including a pair of dates commemorating the Tompkins Square Park Riot in August, and a Halloween Rally in October, according to the Parks Department.

“‘These guys misrepresented their intentions on their application, and Parks rightfully took action,’ said Mitch Schwartz, a spokesperson for the mayor’s office.”

Gothamist also shared an excerpt from the application for the previous show, which seemingly confirms that it was listed as a “September 11 memorial.” However, Black N’ Blue Productions has since denied that once again:

“The news has released a small snippet of a permit application apparently without showing anything else about if it’s the correct date or even the correct application holder. However if this was done by Bnb it would be demanded that they show the whole entire application and not just a tiny little Schmidt of it. However we can assure you that this is irrelevant regardless. Due to the fact that black and blue has nothing whatsoever to do with the application process. The permit applications are submitted almost a year in advance and held by the applicant Chris. He is to guess 6 to 10 months earlier of the expected attendance and if there is the plan of some sort it is to be included. Then comes Blacknblue in March 2021 months many months after the application has been submitted to decide if there’s a date available that would work with the bands attempting to do an event. We never touch the application nor see it. So to say that it was used as a trick along with the 911 event is a flat out lie twisting of the facts at the least . Chris the application holder has said to us it’s either a mistake on the parts department or a flat out lie. However again it is suspicious that they did not post the whole application and just a tiny little section with no other info that could’ve been Photoshop. Chris said “why the hell would I put down a 911 event in April the year before. If we did it it would be in September. It makes zero sense’”

Footage of Madball, Bloodclot, Wisdom In Chains, and The Captures’ full sets have since surfaced online:

Bloodclot’s John Joseph Responds To Controversy Regarding Recent New York Hardcore Show: “This Was A Pushback Against Government Over Stepping Their Reach”

Bloodclot’s John Joseph has responded to the controversy surrounding a recent hardcore show at New York City’s Tompkins Square Park in which Madball, Murphy’s Law, Bloodclot, Wisdom In Chains, and The Captures reportedly played to nearly 3,000 people amid the coronavirus pandemic. As previously reported, that event is currently under investigation by the New York City Department Of Parks and Recreation due to violations of COVID-19 safety protocols including an ignorance of capacity limits and a lack of social distancing and masks.

Joseph said the following:

“Of course the media tried to put the spin on the show. So people said “It wasn’t a protest – it was bands playing. Comparing that to BLM is insane.” So here is my rebuttal. When I initially approached Cuz to set up a show. This is exactly what was discussed. First and foremost people need some music – lets put a free show on for them. To enjoy getting back to the life we know

Then the conversation immediately went to taking a stand against all the bullshit. Draconian lockdowns, peoples small businesses being destroyed by politicians who don’t even follow their own guidelines. In fact they are total hypocrites. How many of our friends and family lost everything, committed suicide, relapsed into drugs and alcohol, OD and died.

This was a pushback against government over stepping their reach, telling people they cant gather in public, or a church, mosque, temple etc, while they did whatever they wanted. Now Cuomo passing a bill requiring a passport of your medical history to enter certain businesses. Which will become more of a thing – guaranteed.

And finally we have a Governor – caught several times not following his own damn guidelines and who killed over 10,000 seniors in nursing homes, while being a fucking pig to women around him, and a mayor who took in 800 million from tax payers for the homeless – him and his wife gave the $ to their friends charities (of course), and I’m told there’s an investigation into it – especially when the homeless situation is as bad as it was in the seventies and eighties.

So you may not have a dog in this fight – or care – or pay attention or have no problem with whats happening right now – but this is what was said on stage at the show. As musicians we did our job – we spoke up about it – we rallied, we protested, we gigged, unlike these other bands who sold out to the bullshit. Waiting for greedy politicians and corrupted industries and Government organizations bought and paid for to tell them what they can and can’t do.

It was about bringing people together – but of course the media did it’s job & put a spin on it to get clicks and divide people. All in all it was an amazing day – and those who didn’t want to come – didn’t. Those who did – did. Now Im deading this issue.”

Black N’ Blue Productions, who planned the concert, also responded to a report from pix11.com that claimed that the event was billed as a “September 11th memorial” and that it would include a “political rally with music and speakers”:

“I’m sure most people know the media lies almost all the time. But just for shits and giggles the permit says nothing about 911 Memorial on it!! I have the permit in my hand. Fucking asshats . Had look at it again to make sure but there’s nothing on it that says 911 Memorial . Get pix 11 to post it since people suck the dick of the media these days obviously. Permit that we received says nothing of any sort. Cmon you fools … you took that and Swallowed it pretty quick. Sadly not surprised. We see you”

Organizer Chris Flash also commented during an interview with Ev Grieve:

“Nowhere did it say anything about September 11. We did apply for a September 11 memorial event, but it was for September. Why would we apply for a September 11 memorial in April?”

He also added:

“We were given a 3-page list of things the Parks Department wanted us to comply with — we complied with all of the stipulations. We were required to provide gloves, masks, sanitizer and a clipboard if someone wanted to voluntarily provide contact tracing. We provided two tables with all the necessary supplies. We cannot enforce rules, we can’t — we’re not the police. Even the police said they can’t enforce.”

“We put down 100-plus. The application is put in 6 to 12 months ahead of time. At the time we filed, we didn’t know who was going to play. We have the total and utmost reverence for our beloved Tompkins Square Park. It is the last bastion against creeping gentrification. We fought for it: in the media, in the streets and in the courts. We will never trash the park, and we will do everything right and everything in compliance. We have a track record going back to 2006 — every show is without incident.”

[via The PRP]

Madball, Bloodclot, Wisdom In Chains, Etc. Show At New York City’s Tompkins Square Park Under Investigation Over COVID-19 Capacity Limits

As previously reported, Madball, Murphy’s Law, Bloodclot, Wisdom In Chains, and The Captures played a big show at Tompkins Square Park in New York City on April 24. Now, Gothamist are reporting that the event is under investigation by the New York City Department Of Parks and Recreation due to violations of safety protocols that were put in place due to the coronavirus pandemic. This includes exceeding capacity limits and a lack of social distancing and masks. Black N Blue Productions put on the show and nearly 3,000 people were said to have attended. However, New York currently only allows outdoor events to operate with 200 people or 500 with proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. A spokesperson for the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation commented:

“This matter is actively being investigated as the permit application filed and agreement appear to have been violated — future permits are in jeopardy.”

Madball, Bloodclot, Wisdom In Chains, Etc. Perform To Thousands In New York Amid The Coronavirus Pandemic

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, Madball, Murphy’s Law, Bloodclot, Wisdom In Chains, and The Captures decided to take part in a big show at Tompkins Square Park in New York City yesterday (April 24). Black N Blue Productions put on the show for free, but attendees were encouraged to donate to the New York City Firefighters Burn Foundation. Nearly 3,000 people were said to have attended, many of which were not wearing masks or social distancing. New York currently allows outdoor events to operate with only 200 people. However that number increases to 500 if people have proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test.

Bloodclot‘s John Joseph tried to push back on the controversy surrounding the show:

“Yesterday in Tompkins Square Park well over 2000 peeps came out. Free show for the People by the People. It was a blast! We raised $ for the FDNY Burn Unit, and fed people organic plant based eats.

And let me say this – to all those talking shit. For the last year in NYC there were protests – tens and thousands of people in the streets – some rioting and looting engaging in bias attacks – on 4/20 weed day – thousands filled Washington Square Park – sharing blunts and weed pipes. Nobody said shit. This was our PROTEST – OUR RALLY. People who didn’t want to come – stayed away. Good – nobody missed their ass.

Wanna thank Cousin Joe and The Black-n-Blue crew for doing an amazing job. All the bands killed it The Captures, Wisdom In Chains, Murphy’s Law, and the KINGS of NYHC Madball. PMA was had – smiling faces everywhere – we all needed this! I hope other cities do the same.”

He continued:

“We had close to 3000 people at the show yesterday in Tompkins Square Park – Everyone had a great time – thank you to all the bands that played and thanks to all those who came out I live streamed it for those who couldn’t make it – everybody have a great Sunday”

Wisdom In Chains also commented:

“Yesterday at #tompkinssquarepark in #nyc was a great time. Thank you @bnbproductions for throwing us on and doing all the work with the city to make this event happen. It was our honor to be a part of something that was so obviously special, and from the words of so many there, it was so necessary for so many peoples well being and mental health. Respect to all the other bands who played @madballnyc @bloodclotofficial and @johnjosephcromag @murphyslawnyc and @creepynyc and @thecapturersnyc also respect to all of the staff, the Park officials, and the great city of New York. #photography by @kevinwilsonnyc”

[via MetalSucks / The PRP]