The release is a classic hardcore release and has sold well over 20,000 copies world wide and is now available in re-print for your listening pleasure.
Next Step Up is a Baltimore based band that was formed in late 1991.
The band combines elements of oldschool hardcore, heavy metal, hip hop and punk rock to create a sound that has been likened to the soundtrack for the apocolypse.
Lyrically the band deals with many societal problems and personal issues that many of us face today.
Typical Next Step Up concerts see fans, stage-diving, dancing kick-boxer style, and moshing to the brutal sounds that the band creates.
The band has been around for a decade and is recognized world wide as one of the pioneers of the style of music known as Eastcoast hardcore.
The band has toured Europe and Japan and has played with such well known artists as Biohazard, Sick of it All Sheer Terror, Cro-Mags, Killing Time, H2O, Morbid Angel, Grip Incorportated, Agnostic Front, Clutch, Madball, Hatebreed, Murphy's Law, The Business , and tons of others.
The members of Next Step Up are also active in the following other eastcoast bands so be sure to check these bands out too: Wake Up Cold, Together We Fall, and Stout.
Other releases available from Next Step Up include: "Fall From Grace" the bands first full-length on Gain Ground Records, "Heavy, the Return Of" a classic re-release of the bands first album including bonus live tracks, "Breaking Point" an EP that the band released for its tour of Japan.
4. Disturbing the Peace