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Sick Of It All



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Hometown: New York City, NY (USA)

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After debuting on Century Media Records in 2006 with the critically acclaimed 'Death To Tyrants' album and celebrating their 20th anniversary in the same year, SICK OF IT ALL certainly deserve being labelled a â??living legendâ?ť, and still prove that classic New York hardcore is alive and kicking! With a career spanning 20 years and hundreds of thousands of albums sold worldwide, the bandâ??s highly anticipated new album 'Based On A True Story' will add an exhilarating new chapter to the SICK OF IT ALL legend.

Doubtlessly the bandâ??s hardest hitting effort to date, 'Based On A True Story' easily meets the high quality of its predecessor and offers tons of soon–to–be–classic hardcore hymns like 'Dominated', 'Long As Sheâ??s Standing', 'The Divide' and 'Lowest Common Denominator. It features the most catchy and powerful material the band has ever written. Itâ??s astonishing to see the band still boiling with rage at a world gone wrong and successfully transforming this natural and honest aggressiveness into hardcore hits. Two decades of experience as skilful songwriters, endless touring, plus an undying hardcore spirit make SICK OF IT ALL anno 2010 sound stronger and more determined than ever. 'Based On A True Story' is undeniable proof that the quartet is simply unstoppable and unrivalled within the hardcore scene in terms of quality and sheer impact.

Formed during 1986 in Queens, the band released their first self–titled EP on Revelation Records and began to accumulate a strong local following by playing famous clubs like CBGBs ('A Month Of Sundays' actually pays tribute to these glorious days at this legendary venue). Soon after, the band released their first full–length record 'Blood Sweat And No Tears' on In–Effect Records. Often revolving around politics, social injustices and life on the streets of New York, the band wore their heart on their sleeve and made no apologies, often including threads of positivity. When their second album 'Just Look Around' was released in 1992, it was a benchmark for the band and the New York hardcore scene, and kicked off their globe–trotting expansion with tours in Europe, South America and Japan. They released their breakthrough album 'Scratch The Surface' in 1994 on Atlantic, followed by the seminal album 'Built To Last' in 1997. After releasing three albums on Fat Wreck Chords, as well as a live album and a collection of rarities, the band took on the challenge to push themselves further. 'Death To Tyrants' was the bandâ??s first cooperation with Century Media and was mixed by renowned metal producer Tue Madsen (The Haunted, Heaven Shall Burn, Dark Tranquillity,) adding a refreshingly heavy edge to the bandâ??s trademark NYHC sound. 'Death To Tyrants' was extremely well received by media and fans alike and followed up with three years of relentless touring.

The new album was also recorded with Tue Madsen, this time at Antfarm Studios in Copenhagen, Denmark, resulting in a massive metallic heaviness which increases the punch and drive of the new opus. Craig Ahead (bass) comments: â??The end result of our three and a half weeks in the studio is something that we are all very proud of. An album that is pure SICK OF IT ALL and will stand up against any of our previous work and I believe raises the bar to a new standard. I hope you enjoy our offerings. We look forward to its release so we can again stomp the world. See you on tour!â?? To walk the talk, the band plays a European tour with Dropkick Murphys in January/February 2010, followed by a UK run with AFI in April. More festival shows and touring activities are in the works.

'Based On A True Story' is another sonic statement that SICK OF IT ALL are an institution of hardcore. Their longevity and conviction has kept the bandâ??s reputation untarnished and legendary. As Metal Hammer (UK) puts it: â??SICK OF IT ALL — despite their ever–increasing age and fierce competition — are still the finest spokesmen for hardcoreâ??s social conscience and valuesâ?ť, and this new release will allow them to maintain this leading position for many years to come!

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Reviews

Sick Of It All Last Act Of Defiance

Sick Of It All

Last Act Of Defiance (2014)

Century Media

Sick of it All/Negative Approach/Dead Tired Live in Toronto

Sick of it All/Negative Approach/Dead Tired

Live in Toronto (2014)

live show

Sick of It All / Snapcase live in New York

Sick of It All / Snapcase

live in New York (2011)

live show

Sick Of It All Nonstop

Sick Of It All

Nonstop (2011)

Century Media

Sick of It All / Stretch Arm Strong live in Chicago

Sick of It All / Stretch Arm Strong

live in Chicago (2006)

live show

Sick of It All Death to Tyrants

Sick of It All

Death to Tyrants (2006)

Abacus

Pennywise / Sick of It All live in Washington, D.C.

Pennywise / Sick of It All

live in Washington, D.C. (2005)

live show

Sick Of It All live in New York City

Sick Of It All

live in New York City (2004)

live show

Sick Of It All Outtakes For The Outcast

Sick Of It All

Outtakes For The Outcast (2004)

Fat Wreck Chords

Sick Of It All Life On The Ropes

Sick Of It All

Life On The Ropes (2003)

Fat Wreck Chords

Sick Of It All/ Murphy's Law/With Honor live in Baltimore

Sick Of It All/ Murphy's Law/With Honor

live in Baltimore (2003)

live show

Sick Of It All/the Suicide Machines/The Distillers live in Chicago

Sick Of It All/the Suicide Machines/The Distillers

live in Chicago (2002)

live show

Dropkick Murphys/Sick Of It All live in San Diego

Dropkick Murphys/Sick Of It All

live in San Diego (2001)

live show

Sick of it All Yours Truly

Sick of it All

Yours Truly (2000)

Fat Wreck Chords

Sick of it All Call to Arms

Sick of it All

Call to Arms (1999)

Fat Wreck Chords

Sick Of It All Live In A World Full Of Hate

Sick Of It All

Live In A World Full Of Hate (1993)

Lost & Found

Sick of it All Blood, Sweat, and No Tears

Sick of it All

Blood, Sweat, and No Tears (1989)

In Effect

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