Back in 1997, a girl named Carrie Whitney released a compilation, titled All About Friends, as a sub-release of her photo ‘zine, “Hardcore Maniacs”.  All About Friends featured some of hardcore’s finest bands from that time: Coalesce, Botch, Threadbare, Indecision, Trial, and more.  This compilation was a highly sought-after release and was pressed on CD, distributed in North America and Europe, but eventually went out of print. Now, in 2012, Carrie is still celebrating hardcore and the relationships it can build.  Hardcore Maniacs (Carrie Whitney’s Zine) in association with 1000 Knives Productions (NYC-based talent booker Rich Hall, who is responsible for some of the best hardcore shows in NYC, formerly of CBGB) are excited to announce a re-release of this once legendary compilation, now called All About Friends Forever!  AAFF features the original 11 tracks from the comp’s first pressing, remastered, with two more bonus songs from Harvest and I Wish I.  Also included will be a separate, new LP with some of the best current bands in the hardcore/punk scene today: When Tigers Fight, Torchbearer, Heiress, Helms Alee, Olde Ghost, The Goddamn Rattlesnake, Steve Brodsky, and many more.  A full track listing can be found below, and this special double-LP is slated for a release in May of 2012. 

To fund the re-release of this important compilation, a 30-day-long Kickstarter fund has been started to raise the money for a deluxe double-LP vinyl-only release of All About Friends Forever.  There will be various package deals with bonus material as well as the double-LP, including but not limited to: photo prints, hand screen-printed covers, 12-page booklet inserts, t-shirts, limited edition screen-printed posters, limited colored vinyl, and so much more.


Carrie Whitney commented, “We decided to do a Kickstarter because we’ve had friends who had successful campaigns in the past, and it’s service is a nice, easy to absorb, reliable method to get the word out and raise money.  If we were funding this ourselves, it would take years to raise enough money to properly release the comp.  It’s also a good way of showing how much others believe in you enough to put up some dough to help your ideas.”  She continued, “It’s the music that brought amazing people together, it’s the friendships made that will last forever!” Check out AAFF’s Kickstarter page


Vol. 1 – Remastered original compilation:

C.R. Compassion Revolution – Moss

Coalesce – Cutting Away

Botch – The Lobster Song
Jough Dawn Baker – Five Twenty Four
State Route 522 – Jumpin’ Someone Else’s Train

Threadbare – Vitality
Impel – Call It What You Will
Indecision – Slave

Trial – Crucified

Nine Iron Spitfire – Dead

Screwjack – Artifact

Bonus brand new tracks:
Harvest – Unnatural Disaster
I Wish I – Telepathy

Vol. 2 – Brand new compilation:
When Tigers Fight – When Blood Calls for Blood

Between Earth & Sky – Here & Now

Torchbearer – Custer’s Revenge
The Firebird Suite – U-R-E-G
Heiress (guest vocals by Tad) – Last Nail

Helms Alee – Magic Man

Olde Ghost – Ghost

Children of God – Silent War

Great Falls – Windwalker
The Goddamn Rattlesnake – Christie Road
Steve Brodsky -The Ghost

Regents/Ladder Devils  (guest vocals by J. Robbins) -TBA

Tiger Flowers/Meek is Murder – Japam

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