Episode 092: Uprise w/ Matt Molnar
Uprise was a hardcore band based out of Northern Jersey.
I heard about them when Mike Z joined the band because he was a classmate of mine at Jefferson Township High School and it was the first time I ever saw a local band put out a 7in which blew my mind. I talk about this in the interview.
You may also remember the Morris County Youth Crew from back then which Matt formed. That name has come up a few times in previous podcast interviews. Especially Episode 23 with Brian Molloy who talks about the Morris County Adult Crew. Which, btw, I made merch for. You can check that out here.
I got Matt on the phone and this is what we talk about:
- Hair metal
- Growing up in Morristown
- Straight edge
- Gorilla Biscuits
- His band Downfall
- The Music Den in Jefferson
- The NJ Impossibles
- Replacing Fortitude with Uprise on a show
- THE Morris County Adult and Youth Crew
- Ben from Dillinger Escape Plan being in the band
- Frank Cappuccio
- Their 7 in being pink
- Hello Bastard’s artwork ripping off another album
- And a ton more
Check out Matt’s other band Dead Nation on Spotify.
And his other other band Kissing is a Crime.
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