Top Ten of Twenty Thirteen: Ricky Singh of Backtrack

Ricky Singh and bros

Ricky Singh and bros

U.S. hardcore band Backtrack already have big plans for 2014; they’ve announced an Australian tour for this January/February, joined by Melbourne’s Iron Mind and Backtrack drops Lost In Life on January 14 through Bridge 9 Records.

Lucky for Backtrack guitarist Ricky Singh (and the man behind Moment of Truth zine), there is no shortage of 2013 releases for the band to play on the bus stereo between drives.  This is what he told Ghettoblaster he’s been enjoying this year, and what he’ll be anticipating in 2014.

Top 5 Hardcore LPs Of 2013

1. Take Offense – United States Of Mind

2. Down To Nothing – Life On The James

3. Terror – Live By The Code

4. King Nine – Scared To Death

5. Incendiary – Cost Of Living

Honorable Mentions: Power Trip – Manifest Decimation, The Rival Mob – Mob Justice

Top 5 Most Anticipated Hardcore Releases of 2014:

1. Suburban Scum LP

2. The Extermination 2 Compilation

3. Heavy Chains EP

4. No One Rules EP

5. Piece By Piece LP

(Australian’s can catch Backtrack on tour here:

Thursday 23rd January – Crowbar, Brisbane 18+
Friday 24th January – Trinity Hall, Brisbane AA
Saturday 25th January – Small Ballroom, Newcastle 18+
Sunday 26th January – Annandale Hotel, Sydney 18+
Tuesday 28th January – RAD, Wollongong AA
Thursday 30th January – Reverence Hotel, Melbourne 18+
Friday 31st January – Wrangler Studios, Melbourne AA
Saturday 1st February – Rosemount Hotel, Perth 18+
Sunday 2nd February – YMCA HQ, Perth AA)