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80’s NJ hardcore act SAND IN THE FACE reissues their classic material

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Mad at the World Records is pleased to remind you about an early NJHC band from Towaco called SAND IN THE FACE, one of New Jersey’s first hardcore punk bands.  These guys had an LP recorded around 1984 and released in 19986 via Twisted Records, and played around a bunch of gigs throughout the east coast, particularly in NY and NJ before calling it quits.

This reissue is some of their earliest recorded material, never before released on wax, and otherwise super hard to track down. Funny thing about this band: they went to high school with Mike JUDGE, who he talked about in the recent documentary. Taste it through the player below, order here, and spread the word, especially among your buddies from NJ as it’s very important to keep your heritage alive. After all, it’s part of who we are!

This LP compiles the very earliest recordings of Montville, New Jersey’s Sand in the Face. The demos, largely recorded at Boonton, NJ’s Mix-o-Lydian Studios, features the band’s pre-LP line-up, containing a young, pre-Chrome Crank Peter ‘Aaron’ Wegele on bass, who also contributes extensive liner notes for the record. Note that Mix-o-Lydian is the studio that gave us the Misfits’ “Walk Among Us” not much earlier. Sand in the Face were one of the first wave of New Jersey’s hardcore bands, and contemporaries with the likes of Adrenalin OD and Bedlam. Mike Judge, the singer of late-’80s New York hardcore band Judge, attended the same high school as members of Sand in the Face and credits them with inspiring him to start his own band. Musically, it’s disaffected suburban teenage thrash of the best variety. If you’re familiar with the likes of Buy Our Records or Mutha Records, you know the pedigree. Limited to a one-time pressing of 600 copies.

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