Friday 13th a lucky day for hardcore fans

Hardcore punk/death metal pioneers Discharge are poised to let rip in Preston early next year.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 30th December 2014, 10:34 am

The legendary noiseniks will play Preston’s Continental pub on Friday February 13.

Discharge, formed in 1977 by Terry ‘Tezz’ Roberts and Roy ‘Rainy’ Wainwright, were among the first bands to play hardcore punk.

While the band has had substantial lineup changes over its history, most of the classic line-up from the early 1980s – bassist Tezz, drummer Rainy and his brother Tony ‘Bones’ Roberts on guitar – will play the Continental gig.

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JJ Janiak has come in on vocals with ‘Dave’ on drums.

The band’s heavily distorted, grinding guitar-driven sound and raw, shouted vocals have influenced bands from Nirvana to Metallica.

Their 1982 debut album Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing got to number two on the UK Indie Charts and number 40 in the UK Album Chart.

In the early 1980s, numerous singles and EPs placed in the top 10 of the UK Indie Charts, including the 1981 EP Why? and the 1982 single State Violence State Control.

In the early 2000s, the classic line up reunited and released a self-titled album returning to their hardcore punk roots.

Support from Billyclub and Repulsive Vision. Tickets £10 advance (£12 on door) available from SEE Tickets, Skiddle & WeGotTickets or in person from The Continental.