Tuesday, June 26, 2012

No One Is Innocent

Some metallic old school hardcore from the pioneers of the vegan straight edge lifestyle... in order to return to the basics and not forget who we are or where we came from!

And the message still is... no one is innocent!


No One Is Innocent Lyrics: No one is innocent we all commit crimes, if you're not guilty in their eyes, you're guilty in mine. There are only two sides and a line that divides, if you stand in the middle you're not on my side. No such thing as an innocent passerby you're the enemy if you turn a blind eye. Not taking a stand while others die complicity your crime you will be tried. Too bad if that's cold there's not time to be nice ain't playing a game it's a war which we fight. In defense of earth's future and all forms of life, against those in the way all is justified. And for what I believe I'm willing to die to free those enslaved I'll take a life. Won't shed a tear, I know I am right, and if I am caught, I'll pay the price cos there's no excuse for letting things slide, in the actions of others or in your own life. If you don't stand firm on the side of right you're nothing but a waste of life so you'd better choose a fucking side and not be sitting in the middle when the bullets start to fly. If you don't make a choice it could mean your life for if you're not on my side you're a target in my eyes.

Friday, June 22, 2012

The Fourth X (!?)

Poison X Planet sport four Xs on this cover. Hmmm... What could it stand for?  I can't figure it out.

Just kidding. I made this outrageous remark in order to say something that should be obvious: have some freedom while doing your xVx thing, and have the guts to do it in your own personal way.

Enjoy good straight edge powerviolence and go vegan!


Sunday, June 17, 2012

Chill Out Bro

This is perhaps one of the most productive but also most stressful periods in my life.

In about two weeks we are finally opening our vegan shop with my girlfriend, which is awesome, but I am so stressed about everything going right. And of course I am also busy with preparing for our record release party/show, and getting ready to leave on tour in about 20 days. It's just crazy.

So what can be the antidote to all this hyper-activity and instability? Well, just take things easy and let them roll. I am so glad I have this straight edge attitude on this; just look forward, look ahead, plan and be safe.

When I have free time, waiting for everything to come together, all I pretty much do is get busy with hardcore. Which is how I like it. Just write on my blogs, listen to new music, do the new Straight Edge Greece thing on tumblr (along with Nick from xFNx), and of course spend time with my girlfriend, cat, friends and family.

What else is there to do? Smoke weed? Fuck no! Stay safe everyone!!! XXX

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Make the Effort - "Big Jock's Victory" Demo (2012)

Today I will present you with a real straight edge gem freshly created in 2012: Make the Effort from Glasgow, Scotland.

I have to say right now that I immediately fell in love with the artwork as soon as I saw this. Fucking A right! That mr. potato guy with the Nikes... quality stuff! However I didn't expect to hear this dirty, awesome, underproduced straight edge hardcore, which makes Youth of Today's early albums sound polished. The vocals are rough, the production is shit, and I freakin' love it!!! If you know me, you know I like stuff like this exactly: straight edge music with a positive message and that loveable dirty sound!

You want mosh parts? Check. You want the half minute intro? Check. Want to press play again? You bet!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Straight Edge Greece - New Edge Website!

I am super glad to let you know that me and a few friends have come together to make a new, purely straight edge site! This new effort has the intention to reinforce straight edge as a positive alternative lifestyle in our country (Greece), and of course anywhere else people want to hear us out.

Our "crew" (basically a bunch of friends and bandmates) decided that straight edge is severly under-represented in Greece, and we chose to combine our efforts in order to give the movement an extra boost here. We upload songs, images, news, flyers, show posters and all kinds of other media that are edge-related. So... check the site out, follow, suggest, share, do-whatever-it-is on your social media and support our cause to keep straight edge... clean!

Friday, June 8, 2012

1 Year of Athens VSXE Blog

I just realized that this blog has been running for a bit more than a year. A whole year! In this time, I got negatively criticized, laughed at, discredited, had some posts stolen and presented as another person's, but also got some nice remarks from people all around the world. The blog hits have been pretty good too. I just feel a bit psyched because this blog marks many of my everyday battles in life, and how I've been relying on veganism & the straight edge for strength and inspiration. It's a wild ride.

So yes, we should celebrate for our choices and for sticking to them. Since I'm in this all mushy mood, I guess I should post something relevant. Title Fight might not carry the straight edge tag necessarily, but from what I know they are made up from edge members. I mean... whatever!