Through Thorn And Brier
Through Thorn And Brier are an aggressive hardcore punk band from Bayonne, NJ. But more than that Ali, Justin, Mark and Peter are a diabolical collection of dudes. They will greet you merrily, enjoy a beer and some lighthearted conversation about the X-Files and then get on stage and unleash an onslaught of d-beat brutality and speed on you blowing your eardrums and you mind up all at once. Think Venom if they were into hardcore and not comedy. Or maybe Give Up The Ghost if they weren’t sad about relationships. If you’re not following me these dudes put upside down crosses and images of dead rats on their tapes. Punk. Rawk.
photo credit: live pic (top) by Elliot Goldstein