Lower East Side is a 1996 Victory Records EP from New York City hardcore-punk pioneers Warzone fronted by U.S. Navy veteran Raymond "Raybeez" Barbieri who tragically passed away in 1997. Warzone was more then just a band but more like a movement within itself. This eight-track offering from the band is fast, furious, melodic and full of attitude. Available for the first time on 12" vinyl with accompanying download.
"The name Warzone came from the way life was on the Lower East Side - it was a Warzone, it really was. People in gangs, people were always getting shot, you know NYC is fucked up man, it's like a movie, everyone there was getting shot everyone there was carrying guns. What we always say is that Warzone had it's own family, we had Lower East Side Warzone Women, Lower East Side Crew, everyone had tattoo's on their heads, on their chests, the girls were getting them everywhere, and for us it was a family. It's like with the Grateful Dead, we were the Grateful Dead of the hardcore punkrock scene." - Raymond "Raybeez" Barbieri