You can download the August 2013 Mix right here.
Genres: Skate Punk / Hardcore / Pop Punk
Related artists: This Is A Standoff.
Country: Calgary, Alberta, CANADA
Years Active: 1995-2005
Song: "Not My Problem"
Album: "Angels Live In My Town"
For fans of: NOFX, Choke, Protest The Hero, Propagandhi, The Suicide Machines,
Consumed, and (early) Millencolin.
BELVEDERE were pioneers in crafting extremely catchy, fast and heavy melodic skate-punk with a strong leaning towards hardcore and even a little bit of metal.
The band's strongest material are generally the songs that have the band's unmistakeable palm-muting and witty lyrics. Check out "The Bottom Line", "Not My Problem" and "Two Minutes For Looking So Good" for prime examples of these.
Tracks like "Weekend Warrior" are blistering hardcore, plain and simple. No hooks, no melodic singing - just drums on speed and a whole lot of screaming. You can find more of these on parts of "Malpractice" and the majority of "Cellophane Coffin".
Along with Choke, Propagandhi and Protest The Hero - this is the generation of bands I grew up with that embody Canadian punk music.
1998 - Because No One Stopped Us cdLP
2000 - Angels Live In My Town cdLP
2003 - Twas Hell, Said Former Child cdLP
2003 - Downway Split cdLP
2004 - Fast Forward Eats The Tape cd/12"LP
(2000) BELVEDERE - "Malpractice" (from 'Angels Live In My Town' cd)
(2003) BELVEDERE - "Two Minutes For Looking So Good" (from 'Twas Hell Said Former Child' cd)