FOR THE LOVE OF

FOR THE LOVE OF

FOR THE LOVE OF hailed from New Brunswick, NJ and were one of the seminal Ferret Records recording artists during the 1990’s.  Their brief return in 2004 at Hellfest and subsequent random reunion shows since have helped to ease our pain, but we still miss them immensely. I mean shit… they brought a sledgehammer, pitchforks, an anvil and a gong on stage with them. Sparks flew.  So we are ecstatic to bring their previously self-released and final recordings (for now) circa 2008, Not On My Watch, to the digital world.

Indisputably New Jersey’s most advanced metallic hardcore band to emerge from possibly the most underrated regional scene of the 90’s, FOR THE LOVE OF have been quietly on the prowl again with new vocalist Mike Olender of Burnt By The Sun infamy. To say that this rejuvenated lineup begged to be immortalized on record would be criminally understated, and the Not On My Watch EP (released in 2009) finally makes aging scenesters’ dreams a reality. It would take paragraphs upon paragraphs to list all the bands who owe their existence, whether consciously or not, to these Jersey pioneers.  It’s better than “not bad for a bunch of guys in their mid-30s.” It’s as good as evil, East Coast crossover hardcore can get.

(Additional text courtesy of Hardtimes.ca)