The legendary metalcore scene is one of the most influential European and worldwide hardcore movements in the history of heavy music (the H8000 term described the area code where a lot of the bands came from).
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Here’s the official word from the author:
I have been pondering hard lately on finding the best way to get people to know the great early to late H8000 scene we had here in Belgium during the 90’s. Many of you already know I featured many records and also interviews from H8000 bands, but people could not hear their sound and judge by themselves.
That’s why I start this YouTube channel, I can upload music while adding meaningful pictures, texts and other features related to the music along with it. Those YouTube video’s are also easy to share and embed elsewhere.
People might ask why I do this. Well, here is the official mission statement:
The RWHAF YouTube channel is set up to get people to know the 90’s Hardcore scene in Belgium. That scene was called H8000 and this channel features their music accompanied with information. From the well-known classics to the obscurer titles, we feature it. The video’s contain digitized vinyl and cassette titles but also CD releases, accompanied with photo’s of records, limited editions, inserts, shirts, excerpts of interviews and live shows. No graphics, focus is on the music. I do not have any incomes by running this channel, nor do I make profit of the artists and labels earlier work. I’m doing a campaign for preventing the rich musical history of the H8000 to sink into oblivion. The goal is to pass over the traditions to the new generations and getting people to know our scene better, respect their roots and keep it alive. So if you were part of that scene – I know many were back then – or if you love the musical style and message, please share this channel or some video’s from it on your site, blog or social media.
You can find the channel here: