Love it or hate it, Ween brings out the dark side in everyone who skates. It’s become a staple must do in the calendar worldwide with shit going down that sometimes you’d never see in a regular session.
Here’s our selection of the very best footage we could find this year. Our own edit will be with us from the Bombshelter soon. Until then, enjoy the gallery and expect this thread to keep giving all week as new edits drop on tinterweb.
Tempe Parke’s turn out in Arizona was incredible. Session went off.
Ten grand was up for grabs at the Diamond Mine, as if you were going anywhere else.
David Fucking Gravette, you animal. He even pays homage to Natas.
Sheffield’s House Jam ripped.
Chris Russell is on the rampage mate.
The Majer crew dedicated their Ween to Justin Bieber.
The rainfall couldn’t stop the session at Burnside this year.
Creature’s Ryan Reyes got the beers in for his new part.
Caveman shit went down at the Berrics.
Guretxoko Indoor Skatepark in Bilboa had a sick sesh.
Chav Dan takes the longest grind comp. Ph: Ben Larthe
We had a serious session on Saturday. Thanks to all who came out to play at the Halloween Massacre 2012. We have been destroyed since the party, which was a proper knees up, so whilst the features, galleries and footage are all pieced together today, here’s an update from the skate jam for those who could not make it or just pussied out because it was cold.
There were too many amazing moments from the jam but four overall winners took some cash for their individual performances on the day. Firstly, Danish skater Dannie Carlsen (below photo by Ben Larthe) took the overall honours in the bowl jam with so many tricks including blunt flip fakies and so much more. This guy absolutely rips on a skateboard! Rob Smith took the vert wall jam with an array of tricks from heelblocks to blunt fakies. Alex DeCunha took the rail jam with talslide flip out and kickflip nosegrind (I think). Chav Dan took the longest grind with a fs 5050 that took both shallow end corners out. Ridiculous stuff. So many NBD’s went down due to the skatepark being so new.
Thanks to all who dressed up. Hilarious outfits! Notably the Banana, Jesus, the Pirates, Zip Face (who won best fancy dress on the day). Big ups to all of the BaySixty6 staff for hosting us plus photographer Ben Larthe, Sirus and Al who were there taking the evidence on the day for your perusal soon. Huge thanks to all of the guest riders from Heroin, Lovenskate, Kill City, Creature, Witchcraft, Death and Stand Up and who braved the cold to entertain us with some incredible skateboarding all afternoon.
The full feature is in motion but for now, hold tight the party destroyed us. It was insanely good fun! Thanks to all!
Want to takeover the Crossfire and Front Magazine facebook cover images on Halloween and win some tickets to the Massacre events a Kill City Skateboards deck signed by the full team in the process? (Scroll down the page to see your prize) If so, all you have to do is design your own personalised Facebook cover image in our ‘Off With You Header’ comp this week. Too easy!
To assist you, we have hosted some Crossfire and Front images in this folder for you to use if you need them. Download them. You can use whatever imagery you like though, inclusing photos of previous Halloween party stuff, gore, horror, anything! Get on it and submit your design by Friday!
Here’s the 7 DEADLY STEPS TO WIN:
1. ‘Like’ www.caughtinthecrossfire.com on Facebook. 2. ‘Like’ Front Mag on Facebook 3. Design a Halloween themed Facebook cover image (851 x by 315 pixels if you want perfection. Any size though will do. It could be a photo of you in fancy dress, gore, whatever. Your choice. 4. Submit your bloodthirsty work by uploading your image on Crossfire’s Facebook wall by Fri 26th October. 5. Random ticket winners will be drawn on Fri 26th Oct, 4pm 6. The best images will be put into a vote on Monday 29th October 7. The most ‘Liked’ design will take over the Front Mag and Crossfire Facebook headers on Halloween.
This 8″ deck will be signed by the Kill City team and sent to your house in the post if your design wins!
The Facebook event page to invite guests is located here.
The infamous CROSSFIRE HALLOWEEN MASSACRE returns to London on Saturday 27th October with a frenzied skate jam during the day and a boat party at night for all fiends.
As this year marks 100 years of HMS Titanic going down, we invite you to shred the brand new BaySixty6 Skatepark with guest pro teams and then hail the high seas on the Thames for a nautical themed evening of Hip Hop, Rock, Breaks, Drum ‘n’ Bass and more aboard The Battersea Barge with guest DJ’s.
Start planning your travel arrangements and book two days off work to recover.
The Skate Jam at Bay Sixty 6 will be open to all from 12pm-5pm and will feature guest pro riders from Witchcraft, Creature (UK), Lovenskate, Kill City, Heroin and Death Skateboards. Expect an open, all day skate jam with best street trick comps in the new hydraulic street section, plus a Zombie bowl sesh in the new 6ft beast. This will be a day of total carnage in the new park where NBD’s will be on display all day from the session.
Confirmed guest riders include:
Heroin: Questions, Rogie, Casper Brooker and Tom Day. Lovenskate: Ewen Bower, Matt Ransom, Chav Dan, Lucy Adams, Alex Barton and Lee Santer. Witchcraft: Arbel Samsanov, Max Roton, Mikey Joyce and Jamie Morley. Death: Rob Smith, Dan Cates, Nudge, Adam Moss, Sam Murgatroyd, Alex Lally and Radman. Kill City Sam Pulley and Sox. Creature: Salar Kooshki and Carl Potter. Stand Up: Aaron Sweeney, Marcus Adams, Jeremy Jones, Adam Collingburn, Doug Parmiterm, Evan Knight, Hector Barnett, Caspar Barnett, Jamal Bendriss.
ORDINARY MADNESS SCREENING!
We will also be screening the Death Skateboards ‘Ordinary Madness‘ DVD on the big screen from 1.30pm. Don’t miss it!
We invite you to come in Halloween fancy dress. It is of course optional but please note that most will make an effort including the guest riders. Prizes will be awarded to the very best fancy dress outfits on the day.
Tickets for the jam are £10 for the full day out and available on the door at the brand new BaySixty6 Skatepark, 66-67 Acklam Rd, London, W10 5YU from midday on Saturday 27th October.
This year’s Massacre party in association with Front is now sold out. The party will be held on The Battersea Barge, Tideway Dock/Tideway Walk/Kirtling St, London, SW8 5PZ from 8pm until late. (3am ish)
We welcome special guest DJs Eddy Temple Morris (XFM Remix show), Stereotype, Johnny Doom & Matt Stocks (Kerrang! Radio), Talita Two Shoes (Total Rock), Phoebe Winter (Planet Rock). Expect a serious mash up of classic tunes to make this the best night out you will have this year.
Don’t forget that the best part of the night is that the clocks go back at 2am meaning you get an extra hour of partying!
The address of the boat is The Battersea Barge, Tideway Dock/Tideway Walk/Kirtling St, London, SW8 5PZ. For some, this boat can be hard to find, so look out for a small alleyway next to the Thames Water Company building on Nine Elms Lane (A3205). Walk down this alleyway and at the end of it, you will see the boat. It’s down the road to Battersea Dogs Home, so if we have any casualties to deal with amongst the Zombies that are on board, we will drop you off there at the end of the night.
On a serious note though, knowing that the boat is moored and not sailing, please be aware that your safety is our main concern and also in your own hands at this party. Crossfire will not take responsibility for your actions once you are on-board the Battersea Barge. When you arrive, the likelihood is that the boat will be beached, but by 1am, the tide is scheduled to rise and be 18 metres in depth. Yes, that’s extremely deep. It will also be freezing cold, windy and very dangerous, so look after yourself and your friends and we will all have a fantastic night out as usual.
When you reach the boat you will need to bring your ID to confirm your tickets. If your ticket is in someone else’s name, then make sure you have their full details and booking code as they will match the names on the list at the door. Our friendly security guys will greet you, please give them a hug as they are there for your safety. The boat takes all sorts of credit cards etc but note that there is no cash point on-board and none nearby so plan ahead.
Please note that there will be no tickets available on the door. but tickets may become available on the FB event page if people pull out. See you there!
We are proud to tell you today that the bill has been expanded today with 2 new additions to the line up. Crowns will now be playing live in support to Cerebral Ballzy at 10.30pm. This new 4-piece band from Cornwall have a swagger in their step that could only fit a room full of drunken pirates. So get your pints at the ready as Crowns will be playing a 30 minute punk rock set in the Vans room as guests on the night and we cannot wait to see them play again.
Also added to the line up this week is Pheobe Winter from Planet Rock. Pheobe hosts the Metal Hammer show on Planet Rock radio will be tag teaming Talita Twoshoes in the Vans room and slamming in the rock and metal on the night. Get the last of the advance £10 tickets today as they are almost gone. There will be 100 on the door available for £15 from 9pm.
Over the last 2 months Matthew Bromley has been beavering away in here contacting who we thought were the best 12 illustrators out there to produce a deadly, toxic, nuclear mutated sticker ahead of our TOXIC WASTERS skate sticker exhibition that will be held at our Halloween Massacre on October 28th.
In the end, invitations were sent out to Paul Parker, Mr Gauky, Kyle Platts, Sam Taylor, Matthew Bromley, French, Stu Smith, Fos, Craig Scott, Dan Singer, Paddy Jones and Tom Slater. All of them replied with excitement as who else has thrown a sticker exhibition in years? They make up one of the most important parts of skateboarding. Read our recent feature on skate stickers here for proof. The illustrations came back swiftly and Stu Smith at Lovenskate was waiting for them. Watch this video of how these stickers were printed and get hyped on the results.
Only 100 limited edition, collectors sticker packs have been made, all cut and made by hand. Visit our store to pick up an exclusive slice of skateboard sticker history now before they get snapped up, available now for pre-order at £10 (+postage) before Halloween on 31st October, or £15 (+postage) after Halloween.
Not only will you receive 12 limited Toxic stickers, but also 2 bonus x Vans stickers, 1 x Front Magazine sticker and a Crossfire in the packs!
Thanks to all of the artists involved and for your support in making this work!
Thanks for making this one of the best night’s out we have ever had the pleasure of creating. Look out for the gallery today on the homepage.
ROOM 1 – AKA THE VANS ROOM
9 – 10.30pm: LAST RESORT
10.30 – 11pm: CROWNS LIVE
11pm – 12pm TALITA TWOSHOES/PHEOBE WINTER
12-12.30am – CEREBRAL BALLZY LIVE
12.30am – 2amSTEREO:TYPE
2am- 4am SWEET DREAMS
4am-5am – CROSSFIRE SOUND SYSTEM
ROOM 2 – CROSSFIRE ROOM
9pm-10.30pm – TALITA TWOSHOES/PHEOBE WINTER
10.30pm-12am – LAST RESORT DJs
12am-5am – CROSSFIRE SOUND SYSTEM
ROOM 3 – AKA FRONT MAGAZINE ROOM
9-10pm CROSSFIRE SOUND SYSTEM – JAMES SHERRY
10pm-11.30pm TOMB CREW with ILLAMAN MC
11.30pm -1am RACK N RUIN
1am- 2.30am ENTER SHIKARI ROB & SGT ROLFY
2.30am-4.00am HIGH RANKIN and TIGERLIGHT
So here, we are. There are literally handfuls of advance tickets left. Snap them up right now and we will have your details on the door for when you arrive, no worries. We have also held back only 100 tickets on the door for those of you who can’t get your shit together! We are almost there though, you’d better be ready!
In order to celebrate 10 YEARS of doing this Crossfire stuff, our filthiest party, THE CROSSFIRE HALLOWEEN MASSACRE in association with Vans returns to the capital this year on Friday October 28th. We are putting everything into this one here so get organised in advance. Press play for Halloween Treats!
This party will be held at the same venue that we threw the Flip premiere at HIDDEN CLUB, 100 Tinworth Street, Vauxhall, London, SE11 5EQ from 9pm-5am. Click here for a map. Please note that this night is strictly over 18’s only. You will be asked to show ID at the door and go through a small security check.
Earlybird tickets have now unfortunately sold out. Advance tickets for just £10 (+booking fee) are on sale now from Ticketweb and WeGotTickets for a limited period. You can pick up paper tickets in the shop over the counter and online here at Slam City Skates. Please note that this event always sells out and tickets are currently selling fast, so organise your Halloween night now to avoid disappointment. Invite your friends from the Facebook
The Massacre is only a week away, so what will you be dressing up as this year? It’s not essential but please note that pretty much everyone makes a big effort for this party. We will give away a huge package from Vans, Front, Crossfire and of course, a ltd edition Toxic Wasters sticker pack for the best dressed on the night. The best dressed male and best dressed female will be picked at midnight, so get yourself organised this weekend!
Nine Inch Nails, mashed up with Skrillex, Guns and Roses, Plan B, Michael Jackson, Slipknot, Chase and Status, Pendulum, Nero, Rage Against the Machine, The Prodigy, Noisia, Daft Punk- it’s all stuffed into here to form a party classic! Just dive into this and download it for free today on us.
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Cerebral Ballzy are our special guests this year. Watch their latest video here and look out for an interview with them this month.
We have also added Cornish 4-piece punk band, Crowns to the Vans room line up. Expect pirate style punk rock with a boozy swagger hitting your ears! Get a free download here.
MASSACRE 2011 LINE UP
FRONT MAGAZINE ROOM: LDN BASS SCENE/DUBSTEP/DnB/ELECTRO
HIGH RANKIN & TIGERLIGHT
ROUT & SGT ROLFY (Enter Shikari DJ Set)
RACK N RUIN (Black Butter Records)
TOMBCREW feat ILLAMAN MC (Trouble & Bass)
VANS ROOM: CLASSIC ROCK/METAL/THRASH/PUNK/MASH UP/HIP HOP
CEREBRAL BALLZY – LIVE!
CROWNS – LIVE!
STEREO:TYPE (XFM’s most requested Mash Up DJ)
TALITA TWO-SHOES (Total Rock)
PHEOBE WINTER (Metal Hammer show onPlanet Rock)
CROSSFIRE SOUND SYSTEM with ZAC SLACK & JAMES SHERRY
CROSSFIRE ROOM: TOXIC WASTERS SKATE STICKER ART EXHIBITION!
12 of the most exciting skateboard graphic illustrators will showcase one off sticker designs especially for Halloween. Includes exclusive work from Paul Parker, Mr Gauky, Kyle Platts, Sam Taylor, Matthew Bromley, French, Stu Smith, Fos, Craig Scott, Dan Singer, Paddy Jones and Tom Slater.
Watch Paul Parker’s illustration documentary here to find out more about his art. Mr Gauky’s Day In A Life is also now live. Awesome stuff.
If you have been to the Massacre before then you know you will need 2 days off to recover, so this year we have decided to help you out and throw it on a Friday. Get organised with tickets now to avoid disappointment. Please download the Massacre flyer below and put it on your wall. See you there!
New York hardcore band Cerebral Ballzy are returning to Crossfire following their Camden Crawl show back in May.
They released a brand new video for their track Anthem today and will play live as special guests at our Halloween Massacre in association with Vans and join Sweet Dreams and Last Resort who are also announced today as DJ’s on the now packed bill.
Speaking to us today, Ballzy had this message for you. – “Expect blood.”
Expect this night to go off as usual but please note that all earlybird tickets have now sold out, so if you are planning your Halloween this week, get your tickets now from Ticketweb or from Found Series for just £10. There will be a limited 50 tickets held back on the door on the night for £15. Get your night organised now to avoid disappointment.