Formed in the early '90s, Slugfest might have never dropped a proper full-length album during their short time together, but they still have managed to influence scores of hardcore bands in the years since. The group was fronted by none other than Scott Vogel, the hardcore lifer who not only currently sings for both Terror and World Be Free, but also has been a member of such bands as Despair, Buried Alive, and Fadeaway throughout his career. But Slugfest marked the many firsts for Scott, as he confirmed for me during a recent chat with the fellow NY to LA transplant. Jon was the owner of the River Rock Cafe and they did all the hardcore shows at that time in Buffalo. Me and my brother Jay would be at as many shows as possible and just got to know him and found out he played drums, so that’s how Slugfest started.
A1. Chuckidoo's Fight.
When the masses think of hardcore from Buffalo, the obvious names reoccur. What has never been documented properly is the giant who owns the shoulder they were standing on: the monicker of that occulted beast is ZERO TOLERANCE. For those in the vicinity of Buffalo in the late 80s/early 90s, Zero Tolerance shows were THE event; the locals that could pull their weight amongst the nationals; the reason you showed up early. These tours gave the burgeoning 90s hardcore scene a glimpse of Buffalo intensity and restrained madness. The rumors of a signing with In Effect would die with In Effect, and any attempts at chaining the monster to a full length release would remain futile. Unfortunately, the fury and turmoil that gave birth to the sound was ultimately its demise.
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