Slapshot

Slapshot
Played at Graspop Metal Meeting
1999 / 2002 / 2020

Genre

Hardcore

Country

United States

Biography

Many of the pure hardcore bands on GMM hail from New York or Los Angeles but there’s more fertile hardcore ground to be found. Take Boston, Massachusetts – Slapshot’s home ground. They’ve been at it for more than thirty years and they’re still as mad as a balloon and as pissed off as ever. Some of you may remember their previous appearances here in 1999 and 2002, or their legendary 2004 gig at the Ancienne Belgique venue in Brussels. If you don’t know them and can’t be bothered to listen to such classic hardcore gems as ‘Step on It’ and ‘’16 Valve Hate’ then just listen to the eleven vitriol-fuelled tracks on ‘Make America hate Again’ (2018), with just one song hitting the three-minute mark... Now that’s old-tyme hardcore at its best: raw, fast, uncompromising and with the occasional bloody nose. If you caught them on tour last year (including a memorable gig in Aalst) you will know they haven’t run out of steam yet! (#GMM20)