Hardcore punks hit Halloween Massacre

Cerebral Ballzy have been added to the bill for this year's Crossfire Halloween Massacre.

Hardcore is many things, but at heart the genre remains party music. Denied access to standard punk clubs, kids in places like Washington DC formed their groups to kick out the jams.

Picking up this legacy, Cerebral Ballzy are a reminder of when punk used to be fun. Sometimes, it seems that every new group to emerge from the scene are too concerned with meaningful songwriting to just rock out.

No so, Cerebral Ballzy. Releasing their debut album earlier this year, the entire LP clocked in at just over 20 minutes with the band's brain rattling riffs searing out of the ClashMusic stereo all through summer.

Recently hitting London for a one off show, Cerebral Ballzy were an explosion of blood, sweat and dirty riffs. Set to return later this year, the New York outfit have been added to the bill of the Crossfire Halloween Massacre.

Celebrating their tenth anniversary, Crossfire have confirmed plans to hold a massive one off party. Themed around Halloween, the three room event takes place in a secret club somewhere in London.

The line up ranges from filthy dubstep to straight up metal, with appearances confirmed from Trouble and Bass trio Tomb Crew, Rack N Ruin and more. Enter Shikari will put down their guitars to play a DJ set, while Brighton talent High Rankin will appear alongside vocalist Tigerlight.

Crossfire are to come to the fore themselves, hosting the Crossfire Soundsystem. On the decks will be Stereo:Type - XFM's most requested mash up DJ ever.

The DJ will play a two hour set which has been crafted exclusively for the Halloween Massacre. Mixing music with street art, Crossfire have arranged for a special exhibition of toxic nuclear mutated stickers designed by Paul Parker, Mr Gauky, Kyle Plats, Sam Taylor, Matthew Bromley, French, Stu Smith, Fos, Craig Scott, Dan Singer, Paddy Jones and Tom Slater.

Crossfire Halloween Massacre takes place on October 28th.

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