We’re welcoming Laguna Piledriver to the label and releasing their ‘Constant Battles’ CD in the UK, Europe and US to get things rolling.
“Hardcore was never about where you’re from. Hardcore was, and is, all about energy, a shared spirit of drive and focus, the adrenaline fuelled excitement and intensity of shows, a global network of likeminded individuals and music that makes you want to sing along until your lungs burst, your ears bleed and it feels like you’ve got nothing left to give. And then getting up and doing it all over again when the next song starts.
Constant Battles, the new five track EP from Laguna’s favourite Hardcore sons, Piledriver proves that it doesn’t matter where you’re from, all that matters is what’s in your heart and who you know, and think, you are. Hitting a Brooklyn bound subway train, Constant Battles feels like it was recorded in a previously hidden and unknown basement of CBGB’s. It’s beat-down riddled savagery, mosh laden anthems and infectious sing-a-long choruses make you think of Queens rather than the Philippines and demonstrate that New York is more than just a place; it’s a state of mind.
Capturing everything that Hardcore is, and should be, in just five songs was never going to be easy, but Piledriver rose to the challenge with consummate ease and with the release of Constant Battles are about to put themselves, their music and their scene on the worldwide Hardcore map. This isn’t about New York and it isn’t about Laguna or the Philippines, it’s about songs that you’ll be humming to yourself for weeks to come and the universality of a little scene that was born on the Lower East Side. This is Hardcore. This is Piledriver. This is Constant Battles”.