|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||hardcore straight edge boston hardcore hardcore punk oldschool hardcore|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
Boston, Massachusetts, USA-based hardcore band Slapshot has been rolling steadily along (and turning a deaf ear to current musical trends) since the early 80s. With the original Boston hardcore scene in danger of becoming all but extinct at the time, a few former members of local bands decided to unite and form a new outfit. After a few chance meetings, guitarist Steve Risteen (ex-Terminally Ill) and vocalist Jack Kelly (ex-Negative FX and Last Rights) decided to form a new hardcore band. They recruited bass player Jonathan Anastas (ex-Decadence and DYS) and drummer Mark McKaye and recorded Slapshots debut release, the seven-track Back On The Map, that was released in 1986 on Taang! Records. Bass players continued to come-and-go, but the trio of Risteen, Kelly, and McKaye remained together through the early 90s, resulting in further releases such as 1988s Step On It and 1990s Sudden Death Overtime. Also during this time, the trio launched a...