DEVARISHI RECORDS


The Fusion of YOUTH CREW Records and the HOUSE OF DEVARISHI spawned a Banger in late 2018!

 

DVR#001: BETTER THAN A THOUSAND 'Value Driven' LP

Better Than a Thousand was essentially a side project that, like many such projects in the Hardcore Punk scene, eventually took on a life of its own. The group's genesis lay in the creative duo of guitarist/songwriter Graham Land and drummer Ken Olden, a Washington, D.C.-area straight-edge kid who played guitar for the Straight-Edge revival outfit Battery and the decidedly metal Damnation AD. The two of them desired to craft a body of songs that recalled the spirit of the bygone "Youth Crew" era of positive-thinking espousing, fast-paced moving, sing-a-long inducing hardcore. They made a bunch of songs and thought, "who better to sing on this than Ray Cappo?" Cappo had virtually led the genre through it's previous incarnation, fronting Straight-Edge flag wavers Youth of Today, before disbanding the group to devote his life to being a Hare Krishna monk, forming Shelter. Shelter played Hardcore music for a time, but had by that point evolved into something much slicker and more commercial, so Cappo jumped at the chance to revisit his past barking-vocal style. He enthusiastically laid down all of his parts in two days, in a bedroom studio setup. His voice can even be heard getting noticeably hoarse by the end of Just One, Better Than a Thousand's debut album, released in July 1997 through Revelation Records. The group began touring when it could, between its members full-time projects' schedules. They even released a second album, Value Driven, in the late '90s, before quietly dissolving.

LineUp: Ray Cappo / Ken Olden / Jeff Neuman / Graham Land

DEVARISHI RECORDS Pressing Info:

300 orange, 200 green Vinyl LP - SOLD OUT

Testpresses: 10

Remastered by Ken Olden, April 2018

Produced by Dharmavit Das 

Photos by Mark Beemer

Layout by Christopher Holdt

 

TRACKLIST:

DEMAND INDEPENDENCE

BORN TO GIVE

SELF WORTH

POISON IN YOUR BRAIN

I’LL NOT RESIST

CRISIS OF MAN

ONCE AGAIN

LIKE THE WIND

POWER WITHIN

TRANSFORMATION

WE MUST BELIEVE

WHAT ARE WE COMPETING FOR (Bonus Track)

TWELVE

 50 Bundles:

Orange Vinyl LP + T-Shirt - SOLD OUT

 

DVR#002: ONE SIDED WAR ‚The Sum of Days' LP

During the ‚Youth Crew Revival‘ of 1997 when bands like FLOORPUNCH, BETTER THAN A THOUSAND, TEN YARD FIGHT and IN MY EYES were in their heydays, Matt Warnke of BOLD and Chris Daley started ONE SIDED WAR to leave their mark on that era. Patrick Tracey from CITIZENS ARREST joined in and soon after they put out their mini CD on Ryan Hoffmans’ (CHAIN OF STRENGTH) Label AMBASSADOR RECORDS. 

After their Debut Tim Brooks of BOLD and Andy Guida of SUPERTOUCH joined the band and together they recorded four new songs that never got released. 

Twenty years later they finally see the light of day! 

LineUp: Matt Warnke / Chris Daley / Tim Brooks / Patrick Tracey / Andy Guida

 

DEVARISHI RECORDS Pressing Info:

200 blue, 200 yellow Vinyl LP

Testpresses: 15

Remastered by Carlo Altobelli, March 2019

Produced by Dharmavit Das 

Photos by Chris Daley

Design & Layout by Jon A.Gaasland

 

TRACKLIST:

Looking For Answers

Roulette Mind

What I See

Mind Games

No Roots

Ancient History

Dead Dreams

Here’s A Story

Death On The Installment Plan

All I Hear Is Lies 

22 Bundles:

Yellow Vinyl LP + T-Shirt

 

 

  

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