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This blog is no longer active. My life has taken turns that have left me with no extra time or energy to devote to this blog's maintenance and the uploading of additional content. I do continue to receive and respond to comments on posts on the blog, through email, and on Facebook. I still love to listen to old Christian hardcore albums, as well as reminisce about and discuss these bands. I hope this blog continues to serve as a valuable resource on the subject, which keeps me bound to continuously replying to incoming emails with requests for downloads whose links on the blog are no longer functioning. This is no problem and I am happy to continue offering such a favor. If a link doesn't work then contact me.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Ceasefire



All I know about Ceasefire was that they were from Australia, and I got two of their three releases, I'm just missing their first one titled Statement. They released Statement and Oppression, Toil, Friendlessness on Boot to Head Records and in 2001 released their last record, The Cycle of Unbelief, on Facedown Records. Here is a decent, but kind of lengthy, bio for Ceasefire from CDBaby.com:

"In 1996 Matt, from Australia old school hardcore act Minute Minder, and Daniel from Scum of the Earth, Sydney punk rock, joined forces and started Ceasefire. They recruited metal head Pete, and indie rocker Dave and went on to blend the best of the oldschool and newschool hardcore with socially, politically, and spiritually minded lyrics, which expressed the interests on their heart. This set Ceasefire apart from the landscape of bands in Australia, but surprisingly didn't hold them back, Ceasefire thrived, quickly becoming one of the most well known Australian hardcore bands ever (not to mention the first Australian hardcore band ever to tour the USA).

In their day they embarked on more than a few tours. They toured with
Strife (at Strife's request), Sick Of It All, and Good Riddance, and turned down (all for good reasons) tours with Agnostic Front, Madball, Snapcase and Fear Factory. Ceasefire also shared the stage with the following bands: Zao, Strongarm, Blindside, Pensive, Fugazi, Toe To Toe, Pitfall, Burn It Down, xDisciplex, Mindsnare, No Innocent Victim, and many, many more.

Ceasefire, though not prolific in the amount of songs they wrote, came up with gems in the ones they did complete. Their first release was the album Statement and the title certainly did them justice, it was a statement to the masses that these guys had something to say and here it is, like it or not. The cd received rave reviews from across the globe for its healthy mixture of oldschool hardcore and just enough metal hardcore to keep it interesting.

After touring the States on this release, they began to write for their second record and it was not simply a step above, it was a leap, and to many peoples surprise. It included guest performances by Lou Koller from Sick Of It All and Russ Rakin from Good Riddance. This masterpiece was entitled Oppression, Toil, Friendlessness.


This release opened the ears of countless record labels and offers came rolling in, soon enough though the band settled on Facedown Records, where it stayed for one album, The Cycle Of Unbelief, before the band called it a day. "

Oppression, Toil, Friendlessness (1998 - Boot to Head Records)



The Cycle of Unbelief (2001 - Facedown Records)

2 comments:

  1. thanks so much for putting this up dude, been looking for these albums for years.....amazing band live and on recording. Matt and Dave also had an awesome radio show back in the day

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  2. Matt here- not sure about the Awesome radio show- but it was Dan (Lead singer's) show that I tagged along with. Fun times

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