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Legendary hardcore band Judge announce first ever Asia tour – Singapore, Jakarta, Manila and more
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The record featured 5 songs, one of which was a cover of "Warriors" by the British oi! On this recording, the band was merely a two-piece, featuring Porcelly on bass and guitar, and Ferraro on vocals and drums. The militant lyrics were a conscious move on the band's part, as they were sick of seeing bands like Youth Of Today , who in reality had a very positive message, get slagged for being too militant. So they decided to give the nay-sayers exactly what they wanted — the most militant Straight Edge band imaginable. Mike Ferraro has later on admitted that provocation was an important aim for the band. Judge was not just heavy in message, the music had very metal -influenced riffing, but remained close to its hardcore roots, without going all out metal, such as bands like Agnostic Front and DRI.
Mike had left Youth Of Today in , angry with the punk subculture's excessive use of alcohol and drugs. To combat the drug fascination that plagued the punk scene, he created a militant straight edge band, Judge, that has since gone on to become one of the most influential bands in hardcore. Bassist Jimmy Yu and drummer Luke Abbey joined the band shortly after. Judge reunited in for a string of shows and have since been tearing it up ever since. The band have announced that they will finally be performing in Asia for the first time in October, with five shows lined up so far.
Judge was one of the first New York City bands to add a thick, metallic guitar crunch to the by then standard manic, angst-ridden, and ragged neo-punk sound of the mid- to late-'80s underground hardcore scene. Mike "Judge" Ferraro's personalized, abrasive yet introspective sensitive tough-guy approach to fronting the band created a legacy that endures in the hearts of hardcore kids around the world many of whom sport Judge tattoos despite the fact that the group disbanded in the early '90s. When N.