Heroin – Everything’s Going To Be Alright (2002) full video

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Fos uploaded the full Heroin Skateboards’ video, Everything’s Going To Be Alright overnight for your viewing pleasure. Crossfire premiered it back in 2002 at the Subterania Club next door to then Playstation Skatepark for 600 people. The rest is history but the the memories between the hangover make it feel like it was yesterday.

Get the teas on.

Halloween at the Bombshelter

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“I’m building a mini ramp in an arch that’ll be ready for Halloween.” The words that sealed the deal. Tom Wilk’s DIY project in South London grew stronger every week. Nail by nail, sheet by sheet, the build was completed bang on time on the day of the party. The Bombshelter, born and open for NBDs.

This BYOB shindig went into the early hours, everyone was mash up. We’re thankful that we could take a year off to enjoy someone else’s chaos for once and were not disappointed. Thanks Tom.

Noteable observations:

1. Kev Firth’s Satan Cruz surf stunt took the entrance of the night. Lad paddled into the line up like a don.

2. Character of the night was Colin Uout, the Hackney council rep who busted everyone, all night long, with a selection of superbly written official paperwork. Nobody was safe around his durastrictions, especially if you were seen parking on the coping. Pay the fine bitch.

3. Chroliver won Man of the Match. Frontside shuv, first wall rides. Yes fam.

Look out for footage from this session soon. Until next time…

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Vans Propeller London premiere

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Let’s kick this off by saying that the hype surrounding this film before it aired at the Prince Charles cinema in London was completely justified. It’s an incredible production that has zero filler and parts that will leave your jaw on the floor. Greg Hunt obviously worked his socks off to get this completed at the highest level and left no stones unturned. It’s so damn good that it feels like everyone has the ender.

At the world premiere, Geoff Rowley mentioned that Propeller “is a raw video, like one you grew up with” and he’s spot on. Doused in fast moving rock n’roll, each section is peppered with incredible skateboarding, packing gnar and tech from a crew who broke bones to make it special. Let’s hope that those skaters who grow up with Propeller see full length production as the norm, and bring back the full length as a priority over web clips in the future. It’s night’s like these where you wished the internet never existed.

The premiere itself was packed to the gills and over subscribed with people who had travelled from all over the UK. There were no seats for us, so we were asked to watch it upstairs where we joined Sidewalk’s Horse, Henry from Grey Mag and about 10 others and watched it with a Rob Smith introduction instead of the full cast. I’m sure the atmosphere downstairs was electric though, as each part just takes the piss. No spoilers of course as you will have to downnload it and watch it on iTunes on May 5th when it drops worldwide, but it’s a ridiculously impressive skateboard video and one to keep.

Plenty of booze was consumed at the House of Vans afterwards, where Steve Van Doren made burgers for everyone and was joined by Lutheran, Zorilla, Hunt, Rowley, Trujillo and more of the pro team. At 1am, Steve Caballero and Christian Hosoi decided it was time for a bowl sesh. Enjoy this drunk cam footage and snaps from the phone. Go get Propeller as soon as you can.

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Crossfire Albums of 2014

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Was 2014 the year that pop music died? It was definitely another year of us not giving a single toss about it. Some will remember it as the year that U2 shat on most people’s mp3 collections. Others who lost their mp3 collections to some hard drive failure will be sobbing and turning to vinyl finally, in a year that sales for the good stuff rose to record figures and rightly so.

As usual, hundreds of albums came and went. Some were over-hyped, others made us dance, sing, shout and write about them. Here’s a list of our top 10s and favourite songs from the reprobates who supply the good ship Crossfire with their love and passion monthly.

If you want in on this and feel the urge to contribute reviews in 2015 then get in touch.

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ZACHARY LEEKS:

1. Vertical Scratchers – ‘Daughter Of Everything’ – (Merge Records) review
2. Pusrad – ‘Erarre Humannum EST’ – (Dead Beat)
3. BRONCHO – ‘Just Enough Hip To Be Woman’ – (Dine Alone Records)
4. Fugazi – ‘First Demo’ – (Dischord Records)
5. The Proper Ornaments – ‘Wooden Head’ (Fortuna Pop)
6. Wax Children – ‘Angst’ – S/R review
7. OFF! – ‘Wasted Years’ – (VICE)
8. The Ghost Of A Sabre Tooth Tiger – ‘Midnight Sun’ – (Chimera)
9. Useless Eaters – ‘Bleeding Moon’ – (Castle Face Records)
10. J Mascis – ‘Tied To A Star’ (Sub Pop) review

Honourable mentions: Sleaford Mods, Afghan Whigs, Run The Jewels, Cheatahs, Jonathan Boulet.

Song of the Year: The Proper Ornaments – ‘Now I Understand’ (Fortuna Pop)

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NICK HUTCHINGS:

1. Oozing Wound – ‘Earth Suck’ – (Thrill Jockey) review
2. Chain & The Gang – ‘Minimum Rock & Roll’ – (Dischord) review
3. White Fence – ‘For The Recently Found Innocent’ – (Drag City) interview
4. Ty Segall – ‘Manipulator’ – (Drag City) review
5. Thee Oh Sees – ‘Drop’ – (Castle Face) review
6. Half Japanese – ‘Overjoyed’ – (Joyful Noise) interview
7. Pissed Jeans – ‘Shallow’ (reissue) – (Sub Pop) interview
8. Black Pus / Oozing Wound – ‘Split LP’ – (Thrill Jockey)
9. J. Mascis – ‘Tied To A Star’ – (Sub Pop) review
10. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – ‘I’m In Your Mind Fuzz’ – (Heavenly Recordings) review

Song of the Year: Black Pus – ‘Blood Will Run’ (Thrill Jockey)

This is Brian Chippendale from Lightning Bolt’s “other band” playing a cautionary tale from the obnoxiously / deliciously titled “Split LP” with Oozing Wound. Related to a controversial shooting incident, this feels even more apt given recent incidents in Ferguson, USA. Aside from the heaviness, I love how the “yo” at the beginning could almost be the beginning of Skee-Lo’s ‘I Wish’ – that is until the deep drumming and heavy shredding…

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MILES HACKETT:

1. ACxDC – ‘Antichrist Demoncore’ – (Meletov)
2. OFF! – ‘Wasted Years’ – (Vice) review
3. The Lawrence Arms – ‘Metropole’ – (Epitaph)
4. Cold World – ‘How The Gods Chill’ – (Deathwish)
5. Mongol Horde – ‘Mongol Horde’ – (Xtra Mile)
6. Boston Strangler – ‘Fire’ – (Fun With Smack)
7. Praise – ‘Lights Went Out’ – (React)
8. Old Firm Casuals – ‘This Means War’ – (Randale)
9. Foreseen – ‘Helsinki Savagery’ – (2 Buck Spin)
10. Vanishing Life – ‘Vanishing Life’ – (Collect)

Song of the Year: ACxDC – ‘Filicide’ (Meletov)

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TIM LEWIS:

1. Self Defense Family – ‘Try Me’ – (Deathwish)
2. The Number Ones – S/T – (Static Shock Records / Deranged Records) review
3. Code Orange – ‘I Am King’ – (Deathwish)
4. Good Throb – ‘Fuck Off’ – (S/R)
5. Perspex Flesh – S/T – (Static Shock Records)
6. Angel Du$t – ‘A.D.’ – (React! Records)
7. The Lowest Form – ‘Negative Ecstasy’ – (Iron Lung Records)
8. Renounced – ‘The Melancholy We Ache’ – (Carry The Weight Records)
9. Eagulls – S/T – (Partisan) review
10. The Flex – ‘Wild Stabs in the Dark’ – (Milk Run Records)

Honourable mentions: Hank Wood and the Hammerheads, FKA twigs, Give.

Song of the Year: Self Defense Family – ‘Cottaging’ (Deathwish)

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PETE CRAVEN:

1. Grand Collapse – ‘Far From The Callous Crowd’ – (Pumpkin Records)
2. OFF! – ‘Wasted Years’ – (Vice Records) review
3. Los Pepes – ‘Everyone’ – (Wanda Records)
4. Neighbourhood Brats – ‘Recovery’ – (Deranged Records)
5. No Problem – ‘Already Dead’ – (Deranged Records)
6. 7Seconds – ‘Leave A Light On’ – (Rise Records) review
7. Burning Heads – ‘Choose Your Trap’ – (Opposite Productions)
8. Young Conservatives – S/T – (Obscene Baby Auction)
9. Castro – ‘The River Needs’ – (Boss Tuneage)
10. Give – ‘Electric Flower Circus’ – (Adagio 830)

Song of the Year: Neighbourhood Brats – ‘Complete Mess’ – (Deranged Records)

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JAMES SHERRY:

1. Sleaford Mods – ‘Divide & Exit’ – (Harbinger)
2. OFF! – ‘Wasted Years’ – (Vice Records) review
3. Pusrad – ‘Erarre Humannum EST’ – (Dead Beat)
4. The Boston Strangler – ‘Fire’ – Boston Strangler
5. Vertical Scratchers – ‘Daughter Of Everything’ – (Merge) review
6. The Ghost Of A Sabre Tooth Tiger – ‘Midnight Sun’ – (Chimera)
7. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – ‘I’m In Your Mind Fuzz’ – (Heavenly Recordings) review
8. Black Lips – ‘Underneath The Rainbow’ – (Vice Records) review
9. Goat – ‘Commune’ – (Rocket Recordings) review
10. Sun Kil Moon – ‘Benji’ – (Caldo Verdi)

Honourable mentions: Street Beef, The Flex, Eagulls, Big Ups, Chain & The Gang, Control Group, Hank Wood & The Hammerheads, Reigning Sound, Satan’s Satyrs, J Mascis and The Allah-Las.

Song of the Year: Sleaford Mods – ‘Tweet Tweet Tweet’ – (Harbinger)

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CHRIS BUNT:

1. The Xcerts – ‘There Is Only You’ – (Raygun Music) review
2. Cloud Nothings – ‘Here and Nowhere Else’ – (Wichita)
3. Ryan Adams – ‘Ryan Adams’ – (Pax AM)
4. Manchester Orchestra – ‘Cope’ – (Loma Vista Recordings)
5. Thom Yorke – ‘Tomorow’s Modern Boxes’ – (S/R)
6. Eugene Quell – ‘A Great Uselessness’ – (Sonic Andehonic) review
7. Caribou – ‘Our Love’ – (Merge/City Slang)
8. Fucked Up – ‘Glass Boys’ – (Matador)
9. Flying Lotus – ‘You’re Dead!’ – (Warp)
10. Gnarwolves – S/T – (Big Scary Monsters)

Song of the Year: Cloud Nothings – ‘I’m Not Part Of Me’

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DAVE PALMER:

1. GOAT – ‘Commune’ – (Rocket Recordings) review
2. BRONCHO – ‘Just Enough Hip To Be Woman’ – (Dine Alone Records)
3. Sheer Mag – ‘7”’ – (S/R)
4. Wax Children – ‘Angst’ – (S/R) review
5. Slippertails – ‘There’s A Disturbing Trend’ – (Fleeting Youth)
6. Cheatahs – S/T – (Wichita) review
7. The Proper Ornaments – ‘Wooden Head’ – (Fortuna Pop!) review
8. Silo – ‘Work’ – (Novennial Paralysis) review
9. Honeyblood – S/T – (Fatcat)
10. Vertical Scratchers – ‘Daughter Of Everything’ – (Merge Records) review

Honourable mentions: Lee Ranaldo’s ‘Acoustic Dust’, Fucked Up’s ‘Glass Boys’, Ex Hex’s ‘Rips’ and Fait’s ‘Atmosphere’ EP.

Song of the year: Girl Band – ‘Lawman’ – (self released)

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JOE PARRY:

1. Protomartyr – Under Color Of Official Right – (Hardly Art)
2. Ought – More Than Any Other Day – (Constellation)
3. Perfect Pussy – Say Yes To Love – (Captured Tracks)
4. Eagulls – Eagulls – (Partisan) review
5. Run The Jewels – RTJ2 – (Mass Appeal)
6. Nothing – Guilty of Everything – (Relapse)
7. Alvvays – Alvvays – (Transgressive)
8. Fear of Men – Loom – (Kanine)
9. Angel Olson – Burn You Fire For No Witness – (Jagjaguwar Records)
10. Dean Blunt – Black Metal – (Rough Trade)

Honourable mentions: BRONCHO, Obliterations, Honeyblood, Todd Terje, A Twilight Sad, Cayetana, Cave Needles, White Lung, LOWER and Wild Beasts.

Song of the year: Todd Terje feat. Bryan Ferry – ‘Johnny & Mary’ – (Olsen Records)

Flip Skateboards UK Demo, London

The last time Flip came to town back in 2008, some may remember that online cynics stated that their team of ‘little kids’ were never going to compete with the big boys. Here we are five years later and guess who is dominating every contest worldwide and has taken X-Games, Tampa Am and even the cherished prize of all that is Skater of the Year amongst others? Never, ever underestimate Flip Skateboards. They are Britain’s flagship skate co – the original, the most forward thinking, and the very best.

flipdemolondon2013_crossfireThis demo was announced only 2 weeks before they landed at Heathrow. David Gonzalez and Curren Caples could not be present due to family unforeseen commitments and they are both in our thoughts today as family alays comes first. As Flip take this family aspect of life so seriously, they pulled out every stop to make this demo as good as it could be for you without two of their finest team riders. With Ben Nordberg dislocating his elbow in the week proceeding the demo too (get well soon mate), demo monster Greyson Fletcher flew into London with very little notice as cover. He had just spent time in Europe smashing everything he skated to pieces, including taking the prestigious first place spot at the Prado Bowl in Marseille last week, and had flown back to California. All options were looked into to make ammends for these changes in the week leading up to this demo, so hats off to all involved for making a mammoth effort to appease the visitors who attended this one. I cannot express how much effort went into this.

As Alec Majerus was clearing customs at 4.30pm, a crowd was forming at BaySixty6. It’s the hottest day of the year by far with the temperature hitting 29/30′. BBQ smoke filled the skies all over the city, skate sessions turned into lazy drinking sessions and those who turned up to welcome this crew should be highly commended.

The legendary Arto Saari was in the mix and skating on British soil for the first time in years, alongside the masterful Louie Lopez whose trick ratio is filling the bag these days. His Minnesotan friend Majerus showed why he took Tampa with ease last year, and Fletcher, well, you have to see this bloke to believe. He flies like an eagle with absolutely no fear of anything in front of him. Shouts to upcoming UK ripper Charlie Birch too who was invited to join this crew today and once again impressed all.

Overall it was a roaster and these beautiful photos from Maksim Kalanep tell the story of Flip’s visit alongside Ryan Gray’s swift footage from Sidewalk. Many thanks to Ian and all at Flip, all of the Bay66 staff, Ben Powell for mic action, and all who spread the word for us in short notice on this exclusive London event.

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Flip Skateboards UK Demo 2013

We are proud to announce that Crossfire will host an exclusive UK demo for the Flip Skateboards team at Bay Sixty 6 skate park in London on the evening of Saturday 6th July in association with Mob Grip, Sidewalk Magazine and Pixels.

The demo will start at 5.30pm and run until 9pm with Arto Saari, Louie Lopez, Curren Caples, Ben Nordberg and Alec Majerus in attendance. Join the Facebook event page here.

As this is the only UK demo from the Flip team, plan well in advance and arrange your travel and accommodation now if necessary. The address is 66-67 Acklam Rd, London, W10 5YU

We will update you on additional information on this page in the build up to the event. Spread the good word by liking this page and get hyped on Flip coming home!

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Crossfire Truckhead Tees available now

We have released 100 limited edition Crossfire Truckhead Tees today in celebration of the warm, sunny sessions that will go down now that the winter is officially over.

These super-soft, made-to-skate-in, quality t-shirts come in red and white with a hidden message, free stickers and are available online at our Big Cartel Store. Thanks for supporting Crossfire. Get yours now to avoid disappointment.

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Clint Walker pro for Birdhouse with incredible section

Birdhouse Skateboards are quietly establishing a seriously exciting team over there this year. You’ve seen Jaws and Raybourn go pro, now get on this new section from Oklahoma born Clint Walker shared by Independent Trucks today as this is guaranteed to put a smile on your face instantly. Hit play for an inspiring Skate Edit of the Week.

14 bands to hear in 2013

List choices from Zac, Joe Parry, Jennu Chu, James Sherry and Sean Hendrie.

2013 will be awash with all sorts of musical projects new and old. Knowing there are so many to choose from out there, we decided to throw together a selection of what we are listening to in here right now with an eye on what all of these bands have in the can for this year. Genre-wise, these are across the board so click play and find something you like.

Yep, there’s 14. No top 10 or top 20 bollocks. Dive in.

PISSED JEANS

Not a new band by any means but Pissed Jeans are a riot that need your attention! New album ‘Honeys’ is coming this month on Sub Pop and we can confirm that it is the heaviest record on no legs and about to completely wreck your ears. Kind of like Black Flag in a fight with Unsane on meths. Expect more carnage, more noise and more chaos from this lot this year. Superbness incoming.

WILDMEN

Roman garage-punk has never sounded better if you are tuned into the psych sounds of upcoming duo Wildmen. If you are digging the sounds of Fidlar and Black Lips then this moustache’d two-piece may well be right up your strasse. Listen to this single and if you want more head here.

JADED EYES

Jaded Eyes hail from Leeds and feature members of UK hardcore veterans Voorhees and The Horror. Taking their musical cues from legendary melodic DC punk rock outfits like Dag Nasty and Government Issue, Jaded Eyes are both gritty and melodic, staying true to the roots of emotive punk rock whilst at the same time they manage to sound contemporary and relevant. They have an album due on Boss Tuneage Records later this year.

SINGLE MOTHERS

As dangerous as they are impassioned, Single Mothers have been tearing up US stages with the likes of Quicksand, Touche Amore and Pianos Become The Teeth. Expect blood, sweat and a debut album in 2013.

YOUNG AVIATORS

This Scottish trio will be flying the flag for catchy indie-pop throughout 2013. Young Aviators are currently putting down the finishing touches to their debut album with producer Jamie Savage and have a free download up for grabs from here.

COLD CROWS DEAD

This ‘supergroup’ will be making their mark in 2013 with a project that should also grace stages this summer at festivals. Welcome to the wonderful world of Cold Crows Dead. their first offering ‘Ghost That Burned Your House Down’ is dark, deep and deadly addictive. If you are fan of Eels and Sparklehorse then you will be clicking this faster than others. Genius stuff.

WOODLANDS

As chillers go, Woodlands could be a great choice for stoners in 2013. The Swedish trio have an album of laid back but rocking treats that would sit well alongside records from Budgie, Yoko Ono, T-Rex, Grateful Dead and Neil Young.

DIAMOND RUGS

Talking of Black Lips, Ian Saint Pé from the band and his merry men who make up super-group Diamond Rugs should be releasing their debut sometime in the first quarter and hopefully with a tour to boot. Their album is sleaze-laden, stuffed full of pole-dancing, garage steez and all recorded down in Nashville. Don’t miss it.

GOAT

Afro-Beat collective GOAT mesmerized the Crossfire office with their stunning album “World Music” in late 2012. This crew come from Korpolombolo in deepest, darkest Sweden and have an incredible array of sounds that range from African to classic 70’s funk and will inject colour into your life on first listen.

THE CHILD OF LOV

More great, laid back tunes with 70’s inspiration comes from The Child of Lov. Double Six will be releasing more goodness from this solo artist this year, look out for him.

THE WYTCHES

Brighton’s hottest new filthy garage-grungers The Wytches should be on your radar right now. This new video for ‘Digsaw’ says it all, go grab a free download of it from here and wait for news of their debut release soon.

BABY GODZILLA

This year’s hottest metal band will be Baby Godzilla. Why? Because they have the lot in terms of banging riffs and fantastic harmonies and they also have something different to offer than the standard metalcore that hung about doing the same old melodic choruses and throat engaged verse malarkey in 2012. Get stuck into this track Powerboat Disaster as a first dip into what this Leeds 4-piece are about to unleash this year. Ph: Julie Kane

THE FINAL CRISIS

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Unsigned five-piece from Leeds formed in 2009 have two solid EP’s, 2010’s ‘Counterparts’ and 2012’s ‘Seasons’ under their belt. With an impressive following from sharing the stage with the likes of For The Fallen Dreams and Protest The Hero, The Final Crisis have the potential to be dark horses come this year. For fans of: Parkway Drive, For The Fallen Dreams and The Acacia Strain.

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Alternative rock five piece My Extraordinary are set to make a name for themselves in the near future. The Newcastle upon Tyne band are set to tour with Yashin this year. Prepare for them to unleash their awesome riffs on you. For fans of: Deaf Havana, Mallory Knox and Don Broco.

Almost Impact Tour at BaySixty6

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Only the brave tour Europe in January but the Almost Skateboards team didn’t flinch when asked to hit the road across various countries that started in Berlin and ended here in London at the BaySixty6 skate park. It was not the easiest tour to be on. An hour before the team were scheduled to drop a demo at the Skatehalle in Berlin, news of Lewis Marnell’s rumoured passing had reached Chris Haslam, Youness Amrani, Daryl Dominguez and Willow who threw themselves into this tour the best way they could knowing they had just lost a brother.

The UK was absolutely freezing and by far the coldest day of the year but on arrival, London’s faithful were there ready and waiting for them despite news that the scheduled demo had been cancelled. Almost UK rider Daryl Dominguez and Bay shredder Kyron McGrath-Davis joined in with the fun to skate the Double Impact comp and like lemmings, those who couldn’t land tricks felt the cold, hard concrete across the small stair set and rail and the big 5 stair set and rail until a winner was announced. Best trick overall went to Nai Sukanant with a switch hardflip down the big five and he took it well.

Click play for short interviews with Daryl Dominguez and Chris Haslam on the night and grab yourself an Almost package in this month’s competition.

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Watch the highlights of the skating from the night from Tom Drake & Harry Garcia:

Watch the Almost Berlin demo at Skatehalle here:

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