Did I even need to say that 800 Octane stole the show? These guys rocked with such intensity that it was almost impossible not to feel the music in your heart (not literally, of course). Justin was jumping around as usual, and somehow playing to perfection in the process; and Dave’s voice struck a chord with the whole audience, I’m sure. Octane is a show like no other, and they’re really fun to hang out with. I swear, this is the nicest band we’ve ever played with, and I can’t wait for our next show with them in Bend. (Sam / EPD)
800 Octane is a very high energy band live and you can see this high energy on their CD which totally shows that they are not fake whatsoever. The singers voice is one of the main factors keeping them in a field of their own, and keeping them original. I can not compare them to any other local bands or even non local bands at the time. 800 Octane can be well classified as an “Super Rock Punk Band.” With lyrics ranging from girls to bullets to the brain. An easy vocal band meaning a good band to sing along while jumping threw the pit at their shows. They redid two of their old songs for this CD, “Day of the Dead” and “New Song #2” Which were a good amount of spice to get this CD going. 800 Octane is definitely a live band but, this CD does them justice, a good amount of justice. I would suggest buying this CD as soon as you can. If you like “Punk Rock” you will love this CD. Well done guys. Score : 9 out of 10 (Matt / Punkin’ Around)
So what’s new? Not too much. We’ve had tons of great shows over the past two months and we’ve been selling lots of the new CD’s. Most people really seem to like it which is encouraging for us. (Speaking of CD’s we are down to our last 25 copies of ‘The Kelvis’ … better buy one soon!) I can say that we are looking forward to getting out of the Northwest for our one week “tour” in June. The midwest has always been good to us, so we’re excited to go back even if only for a few days. We’ve got a few appearances on various comps in the works, plus we are putting the wraps on our first 7″ which should come out later in the summer. Thanks to everyone who keeps up with us!
We appeared on NRK’s Blackjack Radio this evening and did a quick interview and played a song from the new CD (which was cool because we ran into Krist Novoselic there). Interestingly enough we were asked to come back and play acoustically on June 2nd sometime between 7:30 and 8:00. We think this should be highly amusing for two reasons … 1) since 1994 we’ve only played acoustically once and it was only for 30 minutes in front of a very intoxicated audience and 2) no one in this band has ever owned an acoustic guitar so our skills range from bad to terrible. Be sure to tune in to hear us sink or swim!!!
Next up was 800 Octane. This Portland crew has built up quite a local following, and it seems like they always manage to secure a good turnout at their shows. Their great sound, and catchy lyrics draw new fans to every show, and tonight they put on a great one. Their set list was a killer mix of stuff off of their latest release, The Return, and several of their older tunes. Including crowd favorites like ‘Berserker’, ‘Day of the Dead’, and ‘Get In The Van’. And they gave props out to their street team, which is always cool. (of course they forgot to mention the FIRST person to hang flyers for this show in town, who shall go unnamed) Overall this was a great show, and all of the bands gave everything they had to please the crowd. (PJ / Kick Back Punks)
We’ve got about a dozen new pics from early 2002 posted. If you have more e-mail us! This really sucks to say but sadly we are going to have to cut our tour short. In fact we have to cut it waaaayy short. We are still going to play the first handful of shows in the Midwest, but everything else after that is going to be postponed until Fall. Why? Well, we had a whole bunch of bad timing issues sort of hit us at once. Work schedules, personal schedules, and a few potential show opportunities for later in the year that we couldn’t afford to pass on. Total bummer because it’s like 3 freaking weeks away. Argh. Some good news to report is that our new CD is available online at Revelation Records and Interpunk! That helps to numb the pain a little
Local PDX Rock and roll dish a new album just to keep the fans on their feet. It’s been a long wait for 800 to come out with a new album, but the wait is no more. And you can’t go wrong with this release!! They keep-you-rockin’ through this 12 song full length. They even re-did “Day of the Dead” & “New Song #2” for it. I would say this is some good Rock & Roll on this CD. The guys in 800 have a great talent for song writing; they seem to write songs for fans. Anthems some might say
A few show changes to report. Sadly it seems that DOA has cancelled their slot on the 5/4 show in Richland but we are still going to make the drive up there and play anyway! Atomic Records is enlisting some local bands to play with us as you read this. Also, for the 5/17 show in Bend both Grey is Gray *and* Red Tide Affair have cancelled! Fortunately the Confederats have stepped up to the plate. It’s now going to be a 3 band show featuring Thirty 3, The Confederats and 800 Octane. Should be a rad show! By the way we have new long sleeve shirts on the merchandise page!
This bit of news is nothing but thank you’s. First off thanks to everyone who came to our CD Release show at the Paris. You made that the best show we’ve ever had and we can’t thank you enough for the support! The next thank you goes to Rick Emerson. We sent him a CD and he’s said all kinds of flattering things about it on his radio show! Speaking of radio, our last big thank you goes to Daria and Gustav on KNRK for having us on the air, playing our songs and being cool to hang out with for our big interview!
So did anyone hear us on the Rick Emerson show? Man, that was totally cool to hear our songs being played and wanted to thank Rick for the props! Check out his show from 12:00 until 3:00 on 1080 AM! Anyway, three more days until the official release of our new album AND our big release show at the Paris Theater in Portland! No Thanks To You will be tearing up the stage that evening and if you’ve seen them before then you know they rock. If you didn’t know then you will find out. Thirty 3 will also be playing and it turns out it’s their new album release as well so bring some extra cash. The fourth (and yet unnamed) band features at two ex-memebers of Fistfull and has promised us they will rock. If that wasn’t enough entertainment for you we are having our friend Kelvis serve as DJ in between bands. He has promised us a mix of rap, punk, old school metal and some “really wild shit”. Aside from the host of awesome bands and music we are going to be selling our new CD at a slightly discounted price that evening! Who can resist a sale? Last but not least we have brand new long sleeve shirts AND all sizes of our flaming 800 ball t-shirt onour merchandise page!