The third edition of The Sound Of Revolution will take place on November 2nd and 3rd 2018, in Klokgebouw Eindhoven. Due to the huge success of the first two editions and the big amount of people travelling from all over the world, Friday evening has been added to the festival. There will also be two after partys, both in Blue Collar, next to Klokgebouw.
The Sound Of Revolution was created in 2016 when agent Martijn van den Heuvel joined the Loud Noise team. Martijn is the frontman for Dutch hardcore band No Turning Back for 20 years now and always had a profound connection to the hardcore scene. “Touring the world for 20 years has connected me thoroughly with a lot of hardcore bands and band members, who I am proud to call friends now”, says Van Den Heuvel. “For years it was my dream to promote a hardcore festival, having bands and idols from my youth to come and play. With The Sound Of Revolution, this became a reality.”
Klokgebouw Eindhoven (Netherlands) was the venue for the first and second edition of The Sound Of Revolution. Featuring bands such as Ignite (USA), Cockney Rejects (UK), Judge (USA), Discharge (UK), No Turning Back (NL), Discipline (NL), Lifeless (USA), Angel Crew (NL/BE) and World Eater (DE), the first edition was sold out days in advance with 3600 visitors. The second edition was sold out as well, with around 6.000 visitors and performances of Sick Of It all, Cro-Mags, H2O, Cold World, No Turning Back, No Warning, Dog Eat Dog, Slapshot, Backtrack and more.
Suicidal Tendencies formed in 1981 and are one of the few Hardcore acts to break out onto the world circuit. The band is often credited as one of the fathers of crossover thrash, and with good reason. Suicidal Tendencies have released twelve studio albums to date. With their debut album the band landed airplay on MTV, as one of the first hardcore punk bands. While the earlier work of Suicidal Tendencies is considered hardcore punk the band is known for combining heavy metal with elements of different genres such as, thrash, funk and punk rock. Suicidal Tendencies will headline the Revolution Stage on Saturday! ST ST ST!
Life of Agony
Life of Agony emerged from the York music scene in the early 90’s with one of the most distinctive sounds in its genre. The hard rock/metal crossover 4 piece is best known for the debut album River Runs Red, named as one of the greatest metal albums of all time by Rolling Stone. Life Of Agony headlined the first edition of The Sound Of Revolution and we welcome them again as headliner for the Friday.
From New York City, Gorilla Biscuits formed in ’86 by a few hardcore kids who wanted to break new ground to get NYHC out of the musical rut it seemed to be in. So many bands had such a similar sound that some felt the scene was dead. They ended up being one of the more original and influential hardcore bands ever due to amazing songs, great live shows and two of the best records ever. In November Gorilla Biscuits will play a Western Europe exclusive 2018 show at The Sound of Revolution. The trumpet intro will set the True Spirit stage on fire!
Pioneer of the crossover thrash genre Agnostic Front will come to Eindhoven this November to shake up the mainstage of TSOR. What started in 1983 as a foursome soon became one of the fastest, meanest and most aggressive hardcore bands of New York and the whole Eastern Coast of the States.
The band has always levelled criticism against modern oppressors and their influence on society through their music. Their unique sound is dominated by catchy tunes, heavy drums and the buck-wild shouting of vocalist Roger Miret. The band continues to be the living embodiment of the motto “hardcore for life” and supports unity in the scene. “The only people we should be at war with is those who oppress us” Fight the system and believe in hardcore! Godfathers of hardcore; welcome to The Sound Of Revolution!
For over 3 decades Propagandhi has been known for their left activist melodic hardcore punk, with strong albums in their repertoire. The band of radicals came together in 1989 in Winnipeg, Canada and joined NOFX’s Fat Mike’s fledgling label. On their latest record Victory Lap, released via Epitaph, their classic skate punk sound is combined with thrash riffs and complex song structures. With lyrics about social issues and human rights the bad is as angry at the world as they’ve ever been. Though after 30 years Propagandhi knows how to add more depth to their songs as well.
Early pioneers of English street punk Charged GBH, or commonly known as GBH, whose name was inspired by the term grievous bodily harm, formed in 1979. The band has been described as the forerunners of the UK82 sound, the second wave of British punk music. The genre had the sound of punk but bands like GBH added heavy drum beats and distorted guitar sounds, creating their own distinctive sound. Since their formation GBH has released 12 studio albums and still continue to tour across the globe. In November they will hit The Sound Of Revolution for an exclusive Benelux show!
Comeback Kid is a Canadian hardcore punk band formed in 2002 by vocalist Andrew Neufeld and Jeremy Hiebert. Since dropping their debut full-length, 2003’s Turn It Around, Comeback Kid has been an undeniable staple of the hardcore community. Each subsequent release has built upon the foundation of its predecessor while continually experimenting with and incorporating new musical elements from beyond the confines of modern hardcore.
Comeback Kid will destroy the True Spirit stage for an exclusive show, don’t miss it!
The Swedish Oi! Band Perkele started playing rebellious punk in 1993 and have since become one of Europe’s biggest bands in the genre. It was not easy however. At first it was hard for the band to get their records out to people but they kept gigging and the word spread. Known for their English songs Heart Full of Pride and Working Class the band made their name in the punk and skinhead scene, singing songs about patriotism and anti-fascism. This will be Perkele first time in the Benelux, give them a warm welcome!
After former Dropkick Murphys singer Mike McColgan left his band to pursue a career in firefighting he soon realised that he could not stay away from music. In 2002 he formed the band Street Dogs.
The punk rock Oi! band has hailed in success throughout the world with their second release Back to the World. Street Dogs’ live shows are complete chaos with every member giving 110%. Their Songs are fast, powerful and contain those Irish elements we all love. Street Dogs will release a new record, “Stand For Something Or Die For Nothing”, this year.
In 1989 influential hardcore/metalcore band Earth Crisis from Syracuse, New York, was formed. Known for supporting animal rights and promoting a straight edge lifestyle the band is considered a crucial developer for the vegan movement, as well as the metalcore genre. Whether you agree with their views or not, the power of their music is undeniable with classic records such as “All Out War”, “Firestorm”, “Destroy The Machines” and Gomorrah’s Season Ends” Earth Crisis is coming over for an exclusive show at The Sound Of Revolution!
No Turning Back
Hardcore lives. These words may cause discussion amongst many, but No Turning Back lives and breathes this message. For over twenty-one years they have proven that through sheer perseverance, hard work, dedication and believing in your hopes and dreams, you can achieve anything. Touring across the globe since starting out in 1997, one of Europe’s finest hardcore bands No Turning Back gives the term DIY a whole new dimension. Releasing over eight renown hardcore records all over the world on countless labels for the last twenty years, the band is a household name in today’s world wide hardcore scene with their blend of the old school NYHC groove, fast breaks and massive sing a longs anthems. Regulars of TSOR, No Turning Back will put up a great show again this third edition, playing their “10 years Stronger” set.
Underdog, formed in 1985 by Richie Birkenhead and Russ “Wheeler” Iglay, were one of the first punk bands with deep roots in skateboarding, and skating still remains a focal point in the life of the band. Underdog’s “The Vanishing Point” is one of the best NYHC records ever made.
Underdog do not play shows often and it has been 12 years since they last ventured to Europe. However, in November the band will do an exclusive 2018 show at The Sound Of Revolution!
New York hardcore is well represented this year. The hardcore hybrid group Sworn Enemy have been playing together since 1997. In 2002 they grabbed the attention of Hatebreed vocalist Jamey Jasta, who released Sworn Enemy’s debut EP. During this edition of The Sound Of Revolution Sworn Enemy will celebrate 15 years of “As Real As it Gets”, their first full length. Sworn Enemy’s update of 80s trash combined with hardcore will definitely satisfy you in the pit!
Punk band The Templars formed in 1991 in Long Island, New York. Their name was inspired by an ancient order called the Knights Templar. Influenced by the UK Oi! movement they deliver anthems similar to Cock Sparrer and Reducers SF with an old school ethos towards pioneering UK punk bands. After a hiatus that lasted over a decade The Templars released their album Deus Vult in 2017. The Templars isn’t a touring band so their show at the The Sound of Revolution will be a unique chance to see them this year in Europe.
Brutality Will Prevail
In 2005 a bunch of guys from Wales thought they should start a new hardcore punk band. Brutality Will Prevail has since released 6 EP’s and 5 albums. These releases were supported by intensive touring in the UK, Europe and the rest of the world! Where their first albums were more fast and aggressive their latest record “In Dark Places” makes way for a more doomy groove oriented sound. However, hardcore fanatics need not fear, you can still go crazy in the pit when BWP plays catchy tunes to two step to or go crazy on beat-down like segments. Watch them destroy the Warzone stage!
California based thrashers Beowülf will also be exclusively present at TSOR. Formed in 1984 the band never gained a large mainstream success but are one of the first to establish the “Venice scene” together with Suicidal Tendencies. For their 30th anniversary of their classic album “Lost My Head… But I’m Back on the Right Track” we decided it was time to bring back this classic band to Europe. BW7!
and afterwards starts a band somewhere in snowy Scandinavia. Shipwrecked’s music is as conservative as hardcore can get, not inventing a new style but sticking to the early 80’s hardcore sound. Because members of Shipwrecked are spread out across Scandinavia it is hard to catch them together. Die-hard fans of old hardcore and that old Boston hardcore sound will love when they finally come together to play. Shipwrecked will play an exclusive Benelux show for 2018 at The Sound Of Revolution.
Brutal Pennsylvania hardcore band Mushmouth formed in 1995. Mushmouth is a classic band in their genre due to the raging vocals topped off by fast paced riffs and heavy hard hitting breaks. These guys will be coming over to Europe exclusively for The Sound Of Revolution, so do not miss out!
Trail Of Lies
W.A.R, Trail Of Lies new release is heavy, hard, mean, hardcore! Syracuse straight edge hardcore outfit Trail of Lies have ascended within the genre like a rocket with no signs of slowing down. The band is doing very well on becoming the biggest hardcore band they can possibly be so do not miss them at The Sound Of Revolution this year!
Regulate are a young band on the rise from Long Island New York. Even though all of Regulate proudly represent straight edge it cannot be found in their lyrics. Instead the songs lean towards topics such as anger and revenge, a mood that goes well with Regulate’s sound. When you send Regulate back to the 1990’s they would fit right into the NYHC scene. Heavy and catchy hardcore.
Lowlands hardcore is on the rise. Starting out in 2013 Deathtrap have worked hard to bring their own unique mix of groovy hardcore, metal and southern rock to your ears. Along with Toxic Shock, Deathtrap played the TSOR pre-show in 2017 and will take you on one hell of a ride during the third edition of The Sound of Revolution.
After playing the TSOR pre-show in Dynamo last year crossover thrash metal hardcore band Toxic Shock will be playing the festival this edition! The band started in Antwerp in 2010 and have since played many shows in Europe with bands like Testament, Iron Reagan, Suicidal Tendencies, Agnostic Front and more. Toxic Shock’s latest LP came out last November. “20LASTCENTURY” was recorded with iconic producer Flemming Rasmussen, who worked with Metallica on their classics. This influence can be heard in Toxic Shock’s music. The music is the perfect mix of thrash and hardcore!
Helsinki hardcore band St Hood, founded in 2003, deliver heavy guitar riffs, streetwise lyrics and hard vocals, all mixed up with a great groove. Influenced by 80’s thrash and 90’s hardcore and hip hop the Finnish band has played over a hundred shows across fifteen years in Europe. In November they will show what Helsinki hardcore has to offer when they hit the stage at TSOR.
All the way from down under comes Topnovil. Born in 1997 out of the Wollongong punk scene Topnovil is an Aussie punk rock n roll band, heavily influenced by ’77 punk bands. In socialist, fast and catchy songs they share their lives, times and loves throughout the years. Topnovil has a great chemistry on stage that delivers high energy and intense shows. Previously, the band has shared the stage with band such as The Bouncing Souls and US Bombs, and will hit the stage in Eindhoven this November
The Early Bird tickets are completely sold out. The regular ticket sale has started. There are three types of tickets available for The Sound Of Revolution 2018. If you want to attend both the Friday evening and the Saturday of the festival, you can buy a combi ticket for EUR 50 (limited amount available). There are also day tickets available for the Friday (EUR 20) and Saturday (EUR 35). A service fee of 3,50 EUR will be added to the price of the tickets.
Festival area and time schedule
The Sound Of Revolution takes place at the venue Klokgebouw, next to the train station Strijp-S in Eindhoven. On Friday November 2nd, the doors will open at 6.30 pm and the first band starts at 7.30pm. On Saturday November 3rd, the doors willen open at 12:00 pm and the first band starts at 1:30 pm. At the festival site, you will get a wrist band with which you can re-enter all day and evening.
You can reach Klokgebouw Eindhoven easily by public transport. More info about this in one of the following text blocks.
The venue is easily accessible with public transportation, next to the train station Eindhoven Strijp-S. You can either arrive here directly by train, or take a bus from the central station in Eindhoven. For train times, please check the website of the Dutch train service (NS): NS.nl (also available in English). For busses and door-to-door info, check the website 9292.nl (also available in English).
There are several parking facilities near Strijp-S. You can find a PDF with all parking spots on the website of Klokgebouw.
Tokens and catering
You can pay for food and drinks with tokens. The tokens cost € 3 each and can be paid for by debit or with cash. Please note that some registers are ‘Cash Only’ so you can’t pay by debit card at these registers. You can’t withdraw any extra cash at the registers, but you can pay for a lot by debit. Please note: we have noticed that not all credit cards work with our pin machines, so if you are in doubt, bring some cash, just to be safe.
During The Sound Of Revolution, we are working with a deposit system for our plastic cups. How does it work? The first time you buy a drink, you will have to pay two tokens. One token counts as the deposit for the plastic cup. Whenever you get a new drink, you give the people at the bar a new token and your cup, to get a new drink. You can exchange your cup for a token any time of the day and any left-over tokens, you can exchange at one of the registers. The other option is to trade in your hard, plastic cup for a soft cup with a new drink at the bar from 11.30pm onwards.
If you have tokens left at the end of the festival, you can exchange them at one of the registers for cash. Or, at the end of the evening, from 11.30pm, you can trade in your hard, plastic cup for a soft cup with a drink at the bar.
There is a food court preset with vegan food, vegetarian food and food for carnivores. You can buy food with festival tokens.
18+ wrist bands
Are you 18, but look younger? Get your special 18+ wristband at the Information desk! If there is any doubt about your age at the bar, all you have to do is show your 18+ wristband to get your beer. But if we doubt your age and you don’t have a wristband, you will not be served any alcohol! So if you or your friends think you have a “baby face”, avoid discussions at the bar and get your 18+ wristband at the Information desk, which you can find at the entrance area of the building.
The venue is accessible for people with disabilities. There will be no additional platform for people in weelchairs, but there are toilets with extra space and more. Since there are no lifts, it is not possible for people with disabilities or in weelchairs to access the balcony.
The Sound Of Revolution is a festival organized and produced entirely by volunteers. So be nice, to us and to each other! Everyone is making an effort to make sure it’s a fun and enjoyable party. Drink plenty of water when it’s hot and don’t forget to eat. Take care of yourself and the people around you, on the festival grounds and in the rest of the city. Think about your ears and wear ear protection. Don’t harass people with other beliefs, just show them music lovers áre open-minded.
The Sound Of Revolution makes an effort to get the best bands to Eindhoven. But unfortunately we cannot avoid accidents or a band has to cancel their whole tour. We can’t do refunds because your favorite band cancelled.
It should all go without saying, but just to make things clear for everyone, here’s a list of things that you are not permitted to bring into the building: Your own food/drinks (unless you have a special diet or medication, and then only after you have permission), glass, surf boards or other attributes to crowd surf with, weapons of any kind or sharp objects, pets and animals, drugs (Klokgebouw has a zero tolerance policy, and we urge you to respect this), flagpoles with flags, umbrellas, canes (with the exception on those medically necessity). Professional photo/film/sound gear is only permitted after strict permission from our organization.
Because we want to keep the festival fun for everyone, provocative clothing will not be allowed. You can (i.e. must!) leave it home.
Of course you can bring along: normal (digital) cameras, little spray cans with deodorant and belts. Are you having doubts whether you can take something or someone with you? Ask us!
Children aged 16 and younger are permitted only with guidance and if they have ear protection! Selling items of any kind without our consent is strictly forbidden. Climbing, fighting and stealing are also forbidden. To make a long story short: don’t be an asshole!
If you act inappropriately and don’t listen to any warning, you will be removed from the festival. If your behaviour have caused any damage, you will be charged for the costs.
The Sound Of Revolution is organised by: Loud Noise
Artwork and design: Sly Masmeijer
Website: Andreas Meerstra
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