Hardcore lives. These words may cause discussion amongst many, but NO TURNING BACK lives and breathes this message. For over fifteen years they have proven that through sheer perseverance, hard work, dedication and believing in your hopes and dreams... You can achieve anything.
Touring across the globe since starting out in 1997, one of Europe’s finest hardcore bands No Turning Back gives the term DIY a whole new dimension. Releasing over seven renown hardcore records all over the world on countless labels for the last fifteen years, the band is a household name in today’s world wide hardcore scene with their blend of the old school NYHC groove, fast breaks and massive sing a longs anthems.
And now No Turning Back is here to introduce their latest addition to their impressive catalogue: their new record NO REGRETS. This eleven song full length record is their seventh full length out soon on their own label Take Control Records. So what can we expect this new record to consist of?
Guitar player Emiel Laurant states: “We decided that it was time for something new and we heard great material from a studio in Berlin, Dailyhero Recordings. We joined forces with them and co-produced the record last July. The turnout is fantastic. We recorded 11 songs with the total length of 17 minutes, a true hardcore record with the perfect mix of fifteen years NTB history.”
Singer Martijn van den Heuvel adds: “We have our own distinct No Turning Back sound, which has grown throughout the last fifteen years. This record has got the best of all the previous releases combined. It consists of the groove from Damage Done, the breaks from Revenge Is A Right, the punk from Rise From The Ashes and the aggression from Stronger. Put that in a blender and you get seventeen minutes of pure hardcore.
With two new members, Michiel and Nik, there is new blood in the band and they have got a fresh and hungry take on how things should sound. They helped us taking the band to the next level and it triggered us to step it up a notch. It's great to see how everything went so smooth and how everyone worked together as a family when we were finally recording in Berlin.”
NO REGRETS is a smashing and passionate record which reflects on being involved within the hardcore scene for over fifteen years. Still having the same aggressive yet positive state of mind, still there for your friends and family, still living life as if each day could be your last, and never giving up. Hardcore music has always been so important to No Turning Back, and they never want to stop giving back to the community that has embraced them.
“Looking back at how our lives could have been… we definitely have NO REGRETS.”