Hageland Hardcore, Sharphill, 30 aug ’87

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87-08-30 Rhythm Pigs - Indigesti - Heresy

30 aug ’87 (‘Parochiezaal’): Indigesti (Ita), Rhythm Pigs (USA), Heresy (UK), Anti-Toxin (Ger)

There’s some more info about this on the introductionary page Hageland Hardcore concerts Scherpenheuvel

87-08-30-anti-toxin-by-mark-vaelmin87-08-30-anti-toxin-by-mark-vael87-08-30-anti-toxin-by-mark-vaelmin87-08-30-anti-toxin-by-mark-vael‘Antitoxin’ (Bielefeld/Versmold): Christoph Ulbich (vocals), Burkhard Meyer-Sickendiek (drums), Gerald Kirsch (bass) & Bert Hobein (guitar); photos by Mark Vael

There are some great pics of ‘Heresy’ & ‘Rhythm Pigs’ in Onno’s zine Peace Or Annihilation # 10 & 11 but apparently the originals got lost…

87-08-30 Rhythm Pigs - git+bass87-08-30 Rhythm Pigs - drums87-08-30 Rhythm Pigs - git‘Rhythm Pigs’:  Greg Adams (guitar) – Ed Ivey (bass/vocals) – Kenny Craun (drums)

87-08-30 Heresy (P or A #10 cover) (-)Mitch Dickinson & John March (on the cover of Peace Or Annihilation #10) * with Sproet & Erwin ‘Heibel’ on and front stage

87-08-30 Heresy (by Mark Vael)‘Heresy’: bassist Kalv, vocalist John, guitarist Mitch & drummer Steve (photo by Mark Vael)

I remember we did a great concert on August 30 1987 [Brob: a hot, sweaty sunday afternoon] in some kind of theatre [Brob: actually a parish-hall] there but we had start with a big delay beacuse the PA didn’t show up, so people had to find a equipment in a hurry. Maybe the show was supposed to be in open air [Brob: the crowd was desperate to go outside in between bands; Stinky (vocals and guitar in my band ‘Repulsives’) had so much to drink we had to carry him…] but I’m not sure. It was a big show with ‘Rhythm Pigs’, ‘Heresy’ and some other bands. [Brob: The day before ‘Repulsives’ was supposed to play with them in Winterswijk (Nl) but we couldn’t make it ’cause we were about to split…]

Silvio Bernelli, bassplayer for ‘Indigesti’

87-08-30 Indigesti

‘Indigesti’: Silvio Bernelli (bass), Rudy Medea (vocals), Enrico Giordano (guitar), Massimo Ferrusi (drums; replaced first drummer Massimo Corradino)

colour photos by Kockie, B/W by Onno Hesselink

87-08-30 Indigesti Rudy jump (Sharphill) by Onno

87-08-30 Indigesti (Sharphill) band-action (by Kockie)

87-08-30 Indigesti (Sharphill) git (by Kockie)87-08-30 Indigesti (Sharphill) bass (by Kockie)

Indigesti (Scherpenheuvel) Silvio+EnricoIndigesti (Scherpenheuvel) Silvio+Rudy



Hageland Hardcore concerts Scherpenheuvel

People keep asking about other fests from this era that were not organised by our Smurfpunx collective… So let’s try to incorporate some of them here then. Counting on anyone for help/contributions again!

Hageland Hardcore logo

For an overview: Concerts * NOT Smurfpunx

Some photoshoots:

Hageland Hardcore, Sharphill, 6 jun ’86

Hageland Hardcore, Sharphill, 5 oct ’86

Hageland Hardcore, Sharphill, 15 feb ’87

Hageland Hardcore, Sharphill, 6 jul ’87

Hageland Hardcore, Sharphill, 30 aug ’87

Hageland Hardcore, Sharphill, 13 sep ’87

Hageland Hardcore, Sharphill, 18 sep ’87

Hageland Hardcore, Sharphill, 4 oct ’87

Hageland Hardcore, Sharphill, 25 oct ’87

Hageland Hardcore, Sharphill, 1 nov ’87

Hageland Hardcore, Sharphill, 15 nov ’87

Hageland Hardcore, Sharphill, 22 nov ’87

A place where lots of hardcore concerts were happening was Scherpenheuvel, or ‘Sharphill’, as the guys from ‘Capital Scum’ would say (their hometown). Werner Excelmans of ‘Extreme Noise’ fanzine and Hageland Records was the main man behind all this… Collaboration was no idle words in these days. Werner ‘De Witte’ always arranged that bands could play elsewhere aswell and so I did gigs with him in my hometown, for Smurfpunx; and he booked them also in Antwerp, Leuven, etc.


I have a bunch of flyers of these concerts and also Moby, Pies ‘Capital Scum’ & Bert Petitjean provided me with some. If people have memories to share I can post them here…


The Hageland Hardcore ‘house-band’ – ‘Capital Scum’

Peter ‘Pies’ Laeremans, vocals – Paul ‘Larrie’ Laeremans, guitar – Jurgen ‘Jurgenowski’ Surinx (bass) – Sox (drums)

* pictured by Helge Schreiber:

to be continued…

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