This is really how things are going in my school now it's really pissing me off because it makes people who actually skate not want to wear thrasher and I mean the people who have the shirts you ask "do you skate" and they are all like "I use to" or "I longboard" or my personal favorite "I just like the logo" stop thrashing if you ain't slashing @thrashermag #posers#skate#skateboarding#thrash#slash @whitedustt for cred on the pic
"Pledge of Defiance" (Epitaph, 1994)
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Maybe you have also heard strange stories about or scathing critiques of the credibility of this band. Personally, it seems to me that they are basically sincere, if a little confused, and pulled into some embarrassing moves by their tendency to emulate the various punk cultures that speak to them, which often results in more poses than substance. #TotalChaos certainly wouldn't be alone in this - but they were exceptionally good at making something serious out of it. Really, my belief is that the meaning of a "text" (which can include art objects) is never wholly set by its creator, nor completely constructed by the audience. The meaning of a text is a negotiation between the author's terms and the audience's reception. On the author side of this text's meaning, these cats wrote some of the most brutal, intense, gripping punk-metal I've ever heard. On the reception end, I first heard this when it was new on #EpitaphRecords and part of their small but exceptional discography of the time; naturally I picked it up and had my little adolescent brain thoroughly scrambled by the unexpected severity of this record. So I embrace it; it's mine to experience on my own terms, with my own authenticity, and for me it's an amazing punk metal record. Even if they didn't mean it at all - and I'm sure they did - I have as much agency as they do in constructing the reality of this text. Hardcore hermeneutics - get into it!
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Este viernes 20 de octubre se viene desde tocopilla Mal karma y desde antofa representando Inzomnio. Y el regreso de Esquizofrenia !! En pub Bardos a partir a las 11 de la noche 💀💀!!!! #hardcore#thrash#punk#Antofagasta
Let's take this back to Saturday night. It was a very special night and a very special step for all of us in the band. Seeing our name up on that marquee felt great and only a reminder of what we are capable of and what's to come 🙏 Failure has and never will be an option for us 🎶 We can't stop and we won't stop FAM 😈 Thank you all for the love and support this far 🖤