Tear It Up: Taking You Down with Me 12"

Havoc Records

$8.00

Since forming out of the ashes of Dead Nation in 2000, Tear It Up has become a mainstay of the American DIY hardcore scene. Their aggressive fast hardcore sound and intense live performance won over legions of fans from the start. Tear It Up toured the US and Europe constantly, and when not on tour still played as many as 4 shows a week anywhere within a days drive of their native New Jersey. Tear It Up survived several line up changes most notably Paul went on to form Cut the s*** and John was drafted from Down in Flames. Tear It Up broke up shortly before this record was released. Therefore, consider this swan song to be the parting shot from a band captured at their peak. Let it be known that Tear It Up went out at the top and never put out a weak record or put or a lame half hearted show.

Taking You Down with me was originally intended to be a 7", but the amount of material proved to be too long and the band decided to release it instead as a 45 RPM 12. These seven new songs combine the fast thrash that Dead Nation and early Tear It Up were known for with more hard rock/late Black Flag influenced heavy riffage on a few slower numbers. The result is absolutely crushing, like alternating between burst of high energy and a slow relentless pounding. Havoc Records
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