The Effort on tour in Europe

the effort

Dec 26 th 2010 München, Germany @ Sunny Red
Dec 27 th 2010 Salzburg, Austria @ Tba
Dec 28 th 2010 AVAILABLE – Poland , Hungary Slovakia, Austria
Dec 29 th 2010 AVAILABLE – Poland Hungary, Slovakia, Austria
Dec 30 th 2010 Bratislava, Slovakia @ Obluda Club
Dec 31 th 2010 Rosswein, Germany @ Juha Rosswein
Jan 01 th 2011 Hannover, Germany @ Chez Heinz
Jan 02 th 2011 AVAILABLE – Germany, Netherlands
Jan 03 th 2011 AVAILABLE – Germany, Belgium
Jan 04 th 2011 Stuttgard, Germany @ Jugenhaus West
Jan 05 th 2011 Bolzano, Italy @ XSUND Terlan
Jan 06 th 2011 Gorizia, Italy @ Pieffe Factory
Jan 07 th 2011 Milano, Italy @ The Flag
Jan 08 th 2011 Basel, Swiss @ Hirscheneck
Jan 09 th 2011 Paris, France @ Tba
Jan 10 th 2011 Leeds, UK @ The Well
Jan 11 th 2011 AVAILABLE – UK
Jan 12 th 2011 London, UK @ The Purple Turtle
Jan 13 th 2011 High Wycombe, UK @ The Roundabout
Jan 14 th 2011 Izgedem, Belgium @ Joc De Schuur
Jan 15 th 2011 Essen, Germany @ Angry Youth Fest
Jan 16 th 2011 Berlin, Germany @ Love Lite


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My Love is a Bat


The Hex Dispensers- My Love is a Bat

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… fast and pissed

The Rival Mob
Photography by Nathan Congleton

” … Naming this 7” “Hardcore for Hardcore” might seem strange on first impression, but it adequately describes this band. Fans of real hardcore are going to eat this up, while people with only a passing interest or who are more interested in metal-tinged hardcore or grindcore aren’t going to appreciate this. It’s just straightforward, fast and pissed. ”



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I am marching to the beat of a dead horse.

Touche Amore is still on tour in g‘old Europe!

22.11.2010 Norwich, UK @ The Marquee
23.11.2010 Manchaster, UK @ Retro Bar
24.11.2010 Basingstoke, UK @ Bang Bar
25.11.2010 Brighton, UK @ Hydrant
26.11.2010 Essen, Germany @ Cafe Nova
27.11.2010 Bielefeld, Germany @ Ajz
28.11.2010 Trier, Germany @ Ex Hause

Touche Amore // Sound and Fury 2009

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I’ve got my own brand of patriotism


17.10.2010 – Rote Flora, Hamburg, Germany

Great photos of the last TA concert in Hamburg by Björn Lexius!

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Food + Gasoline

Nice (despite of the amount of bacon mentioned) and entertaining tour-food-blog by Brett of the greatfantasticawesome “The Riot Before”!


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Trust Review

A review by Dolf in Trust Magazine # 143

Wow, another great photobook! This time from Germany, but fully in english. It starts off with a strong series of “one-musician-only-live-on-stage-with-no background-but-black-photos”, great shots even if it is like unreal. In the end there is some more of those. What follows is many great photos of hardcore bands, crowd shots, some of them are spread over 2 pages, some not. Text scribbled with a marker on the pages and sometimes into the photos is a concept, but not my favourite. There is so many super strong photos that transport the energy of a live hardcore-concert onto paper, amazing – good selection by editor Nora Bendl from photos by “facetheshow.com”. It is also surely a concept not to mention/credit photographers, I’d had preferd that. Some of the featured bands: Ceremony, Converge, Verse, Truth Through Fight, Death Is Not Glamorous, Cold World, Tackleberry, Colin Of Arabia, An Albatros, The Smackdown, Bane, Rise And Fall, Heaven Shall Burn, Gtuk, Gold Kids, Down To Nothing, Deny Everything, Killing The Dream, No Turning Back, Ritual, True Colours, Just Went Black… and many more. There is also a interview section (Brian Peterson, Bjoern Esser, Cold World, Schumitz and Marco, Flint Stelter, Michelle Olaya Ortega, Daniel Gerigk and some more plus a tour diary). While I don’t have a problem to see written text in a photobook, I had not so much fun reading those interviews – I wished the bands/people would have contributed “real” text for such a special project. Anyway, does not make the book bad, but one can tell it is again another generation of hardcore (a merch company is also interviewed that maybe had something to do with hardcore in the past, but certainly has not anymore, business pure….) people. Reading what the different people have to say, I better don’t comment them individually. Nevertheless it is a great book, well done hardcover, thick paper, more then 150 pages, ca. A4 size. What I do miss thou – even if that surly also was part of the concept, is a index. Lastly I unfortunally need to mention that the book/ink smells like fucking chemical shit. It still does, after reading it, its stench disturbes my nose right now… if you are straight edge, you need to wear a mask looking at the book, that is for sure. 21,40 Euro (dolf)

[Trust # 143 August 2010]


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The big issues

Immigration, global warming and love…


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Fuze Review

Review by Thomas Renz in Fuze #21

Fuze Review


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Visions Review

Nice review by Jan Schwarzkamp in Visions #206

Fuze Review

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