1Do you remember the first hardcore / punk show you went to? Is the club still open today?

Yeah I think it was around 2000 and I saw The casualties in west Philly at a spot called the kill time. The place was actually demolished and turned into new apartments or something.

2What is your all-time favorite club or location?

Probably the kill time- same spot as I mentioned above. I grew up going to punk shows there and that place was crazy back in the day.

3Do you remember the first hardcore / punk record you got?

I think the first would’ve been the spit my last breath album from Blood For Blood. Still 100% my favorite hardcore band of all time.

4In your opinion what is the perfect hardcore show?

Blood for Blood, Hatebreed, e-town concrete, and Madball.

5What is your all-time favorite show you’ve played?

Shit, that’s a hard one. We played a small town in Poland called Zlatow (my spelling may be wrong sorry) in 2008. It was a small room downstairs underneath a restaurant or bar or something. But it was our first time in Europe and our first time in Poland. No stage, no proper mics, no nothing- just set up and play. It was perfect. We didn’t know any more than maybe 8 songs so when they wanted an „encore“ we just had to play the same songs over again. It was fucking great. That was a great night.

6Is there a show you missed in the past that still makes you angry that you could not be there?

I would’ve liked to have seen Pantera when I was younger and they were still around.

7What band would you like to see again?

Throwdown.

8Is there a person who has influenced you especially in hardcore / punk?

White trash rob from Blood For Blood has been a huge inspiration to me. In my opinion he is the absolute BEST songwriter in the history of hardcore. He’s also 100% honest and straightforward in his lyrics and tells some incredible stories. He’s the king of this shit.

9What are you top 3 hardcore-punk drummers / front men (women)?

As far as drummers go, Riggs (Madball, Skarhead, etc) is the best groove/ in pocket drummer I’ve ever seen play HC, Vinny Paul brought groove to metal so he’s the man, and my little brother Jay Scott holds it down for LH and I don’t think any modern day HC drummer can hold a candle to him. Period.

As far as frontmen/ women: Freddy Madball is the master. No one commands the crowd and the stage the way he does. Jasta brought HC to the masses so credit where credit is due. One of my favorite voices of all time goes to Mikey Hood from Hoods. As soon as you hear that voice you know it’s him.

10What is in your opinion the most underrated hardcore-punk band?

Folsom. They were way too ahead of their time.

11Are there some newer bands you could mention?

We just toured with Get The Shot and those dudes killed it every night. The riffs on their new album are fucking insane.

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Mein Name ist Simon und ich habe AWAY FROM LIFE Anfang 2015 ins Leben gerufen. Ich lebe und liebe Hardcore & Punk-Rock seit meinem 13ten Lebensjahr und bin seitdem stetig auf der Suche nach neuen Bands. In meiner Freizeit besuche ich möglichst viele Shows, versuche mich durch verschiedene Sportarten fit zu halten, liebe gutes Essen und unternehme möglichst viel mit meinen Freunden und meiner Familie. Bei Fragen, Anregungen und Verbesserungsvorschläge, könnt ihr euch gerne an mich wenden. DIY OR DIE!

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