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DOWN FOR LIFE STUDIO G12 REGENT HOUSE 1 THANE VILLAS LONDON N7 7PH Tel 0207 2818880 www.downforlifezine.com EDITOR Miles Hackett miles@downforlifezine.com

ASSISTANT EDITOR James Sharples james@downforlifezine.com

PUBLISHER Eugene Butcher eugene@downforlifezine.com

REVIEWS EDITOR Ian Chaddock ian@bigcheesemagazine.com INFO PIC - AGA HAIRESIS

DESIGN / PRODUCTION Steve Newman steve@bigcheesemagazine.com

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Paul Hagen Louise Brown Ian Glasper May H John Consterdine Tom Barry James Sherry Darren Sadler James Batty Dave Wroe Chris Wynne Ian Chaddock Mark Freebase William Scott

PHOTOGRAPHERS Aga Hairesis Christophe Lightbox Revelation Jessica Lotti

CONTACT General info : info@downforlifezine.com PUBLISHED BY Big Cheese Publishing Ltd

DISTRIBUTION Comag Specialist 01895 433800 comagspecialist.co.uk

THIS MAGAZINE IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF NICK MANN

WE’RE THE CREW

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ELCOME to the inaugural issue of Down For Life! This idea has been some eighteen months in the making so thanks for checking it out. After twenty years of service with Big Cheese magazine a few of us thought it was time to return to our roots and cover the music we were inspired by in our youth, which as you all know is still here today, stronger than ever - hardcore punk. This global, self-sufficient movement exists without trends, fads or mainstream intervention and has been marginalised by many but we felt deserved a platform of its own and so, Down For Life was born. Our aim is to span from the old school, through classic NYHC, SxE, Youth Crew to the modern contemporaries of the scene whilst rubbing shoulders with our punk rock brothers and incorporating the sonically heavier end through grindcore, power-violence and metalcore. Hopefully a bit of something for everyone and if you have any suggestions they’ll be gratefully received. After all, this scene is all about voicing your opinion, right? Lastly, we’d like to dedicate this magazine to our brother Nick Mann. Many of us had the fortune of knowing and working alongside Nick at Big Cheese, many of you probably saw him at a show or bought his incredible fanzine ‘A Short Fanzine About Rocking’. Nick tragically passed away last year but we know if he were here today that he would be a huge part of this project, his passion for hardcore is part of the inspiration for starting this in the first place. Rest In Peace brother, I hope there’s plenty of bad mosh wherever you are. Right, without further ado we hope you enjoy issue one of Down For Life. No Gods, No Masters!

MILES HACKETT

ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHT Next Down For Life onsale Nov 21st. Order Down For Life online at www.downforlifezine.com and check out our other magazines-Vive Le Rock and Louder Than War.

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