Hardcore and NuMetal can co-exist peacefully. After all both scenes repped baggy jeans and windbreakers hard. I write this while listening to the new vein.fm album “This World Is Going To Ruin You”. In the background on a 50″ Sharp Roku TV is Dantes Inferno (2010), the anime. I will spare you the diatribe that I usually reserve for my wife and close friends, where I love to hear myself talk. vein.fm has put out a solid record that represents the late 90’s and early 2000’s Hardcore and NuMetal scene.

Hook-Ups Skateboards got into the skate shoe market in the early 90’s with two shoe models. The first was Red Eyes and the second was Devilman 13. I bought these shoes in 1997 from the CCS catalog. The shoes came beautifully packaged in a box designed to look like an Anime toy.

Ghostface Killah – Daytona 500 ft. Raekwon, & Cappadonna from Hip-Hop Music Videos on Vimeo.

Daytona 500 the original AMV (Anime Music Video) was released in 1996. I remember hearing about the video from a kid in high school. “Yo! did you see that japanamation video for the new Ghostface song?” The video was based on a series of Speed Racer clips from the original Japanese Television show. Eventually Sony Music would have the video pulled due to copyright issues. Pictured below is the original cover art for Ghostface Killah’s single Camay and the b-side Daytona 500.

Silent Drive reunited after 9 years for one show at Ralphs Rock Diner in Worcester, MA 12/17/2016. The band performed the album Love Is Worth It in its entirety, plus Mexican Standoff from the second demo. The band will be releasing Fairhaven their second LP in Spring of 2022 on Equal Visions Records.