This blog is no longer active.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.

All the music posted on this blog belongs to the artists. It's all on this blog for the solely to spark memories, discover Christian hardcore bands you never knew existed, and to be a reminder to go and search for and purchase these records! Please, if you enjoy any of the records featured here then try to get your hands on a physical copy. If you are associated with any band on this blog and would like me to either remove the links to downloads of your music or not be featured on this blog at all then please just email me.

Monday, December 19, 2011

More old merch!

Below are some old and rare Christian hardcore merch that my dude Michael took pictures of and sent me to be posted on here for everyone to see.  I'm quite jealous of this little collection, especially the Focused and Unashamed shirts.   I miss how old bands used to do their merch.  Anyway, check it out!

Here's a Slingshot David shirt:

Here are a bunch of Unashamed shirts:













Here is a The Blamed hoodie:



Here's a Clay shirt:




Here's an Everdown shirt:



Here are a couple of Focused shirts:





Here's a couple Overcome shirts:





And lastly, a Rainy Days shirt:



Neshamah live in '99

I was sent a link to this video on my Facebook earlier. Definitely worth checking out if you want to see some late 90's Christian hardcore live. I got the chance to see these guys a couple of times, as well as was in touch with some for some time because an old band I was in was supposed to do a split with them. There are more videos of Neshamah live at Vimeo.

Neshamah (1999.03.16 Live at Danie Uys Park, Cape Town, South Africa) from Tim Ferguson on Vimeo.

Thanks Dylan for the link!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

New grind band

A current member of one of everyone's favorite old Christian hardcore bands, Overcome, has a new recording project called Sanhedrin. Check out their Bandcamp and Facebook pages, as well as download them and give them a listen below:

Friday, November 4, 2011

Some Focused and Zao merch

A Focused longsleeve...



So crucial.

And a Zao jersey...

Monday, October 3, 2011


On the right side of the page you'll see a list of thing I'm looking for. I've added a few more items to the list, per request from a follower of the blog, that I am looking for to either be posted on the blog or just to be found in general. If you find/have something on the list, please email me!!!

Saturday, October 1, 2011


So before Strongarm's Advent of a Miracle record, their most memorable and heaviest recording was the version of the song "Trials" on the Trials 7". Former drummer, and later vocalist, Chris Carbonell, hits this china-cymbal constantly throughout the recording and it is heavy as fuck! (Excuse my language, but that's how heavy it is!) The heavy chug parts of the song are played so much slower on this recording and you pretty much have always wanted to break something everytime you've listened to it over the years.

It's awesome to finally have a digital copy of this record, since I've never had access to the ripping-vinyl-to-a-computer process. Anway, here's the record...

I also think that this has been, or will be, re-released, along with their Advent of a Miracle, Division, and Atonement records. Check them out as well here!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

More shirts...

Below is a picture of an xDisciplex shirt that my dude got some time ago. Pretty rad. I have an old Imitation of Love shirt of theirs I need to put on here.

Thanks for the picture Kimmo! Anyone else have pictures of merch that isn't already on here, email me!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Second and final Impact demo promised, here is Impact's second, and final, demo, titled Striking Distance.

Here's some info from the link:

The second self-released demo by Impact.

vocals - mike
guitar - kevin
guitar - josh
bass - peter
drums-trk 1-4 garret rice,
trk 5 - sean schickling

add. bck up vocals:
peter-trk 2
kevin & jim rupe-trk 1, 3, 4, 5

recorded by:
kevin on a
4 track, somewhere
in southern ca.

* this demo is dedicated to the o.g.
impact guys- garret rice & dave garcia!

Rare Centerpoint recording

Centerpoint - 'Reference recording'

My dude Michael uploaded a link to this recording on my Facebook page last night, and I learned that the origins of this recording are as follows:

I had been asked to try out for the band. I went and played with them in someone's garage in Long Beach. Afterwards they asked me to join them and gave me this tape made for a reference recording.

I went home and asked my parents if I could be in the band. (I was only 14 or 15 maybe, at the time.) Then I was told the band had broken up and that some of the members were going on to start a Weezer-ish band.

I don't know what the first track is. But it was the very first thing on the tape, so I put it one here.

The end.

This was written by a guy, Paul, on a the SoundCloud page of this recording. Very interesting, considering the recording contains songs that were never recorded on any of the band's demos or anything. Michael also informed of a rare song recorded by the band that is on a CD out there somewhere. If he, or anyone, ever finds it, it will be posted on here. Very cool stuff from a very awesome, and overlooked, Christian hardcore band of the 90s. Check it.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

The second Helpless Among Friends compilation

Here is the second volume of Tooth & Nail Records' Helpless Among Friends compilation.

Helpless Among Friends, Volume Two (1997 - Tooth & Nail Records)


I don't know much about Impact. I had only ever heard of them for the longest time (since I was a teenager), but never got my hands on a demo or saw them play since they had already disbanded at that point. All I do know, however, is that they were from California and played A LOT, according to show flyers I have seen with their name on them, and were a part of the spirit-filled hardcore entity with Focused and Unashamed and all that. It's very good stuff, even though it's extremely raw considering it's ripped from a cassette. The music is super good though, and I WISH it would have at least been digital tracks from a CD, but with old hardcore you take what you can get. I appreciated the hell out of old, shitty sounding hardcore music when I was young, and I still do! If you want to hear the one and only actually decent quality recording of Impact though, check out the Helpless Among Friends, Volume Two compilation here on the blog. Their song, "Within", is featured there. Give this entire demo a listen, definitely worth your time. I'm really surprised this band didn't get signed and put out with the same force behind them asFocused, Unashamed, Overcome, and other great Christian hardcore bands from that time did. My source who provided this rip for me may get around to doing the same for Impact's second demo (and final recording) which is called Striking Distance.

Anyway, enjoy!

Here is an interview with Impact from a zine called Nothing Left. Pretty cool to read this.

Also, check out the Facebook page for Impact where I acquired all of the above images. Lots of info and pictures on there, as well as some of the tracks from this demo. The page is ran by a member of the band, so it's all legit.