Growing up on Long Island, I was always a fan of Long Island hardcore. I used to hang with Rick TaLife, hooked up with a chick at a Stillsuit show, and still have old Kill Your Idols demos. But of all the Long Island hardcore bands I came to know and love, Vision of Disorder was the most menacing to me.
The band was vicious. Tim Williams’ scream spoke to me as did his lyrics. The group were awesome live, and the band’s logo was something I scribbled into my notebooks over and over again in school. The last time I saw V.O.D. live was at Irving Plaza and they were still tight. There’s word of new music coming down the pipe, but I’m not sure an official release date has been set. V.O.D. released three solid records before throwing in the towel in 2002 — when, after TVT did little to promote 2001’s From Bliss to Devastation and dropped the band like a tab of acid.
On August 20th, just two days before my birthday, V.O.D. return to the stage at the Gramercy Theatre in New York with Incendiary, Judas Syndrome, and Reign Supreme. if you know what’s good for you, you’ll go to this show.