[Systematic Death] formed in 1983 (!) had a few pauses (a short one in ’84/’85 and a longer one between ’88/’08) and a lot of member changes throughout the decades and their current lineup features only one original member, singer Shigeru, but, along two younger guys it also includes drummer Koba, who joined in ’87. Despite all these changes, their fast and brutal take on hardcore punk, that served as inspiration to some of the scene’s international key players did not change one bit since the beginning. [JAPAN VIBE]

Japanese hardcore legends Systematic Death are celebrating their 35th anniversary this year, and though -- as the quote above points out -- they only have one original member, their live shows still look and sound crazy. You can watch a live video from last year below.

Systematic Death will come to Brooklyn for 35th anniversary shows on October 5 & 6 at Saint Vitus, and making them even more exciting: California noise vets Bastard Noise are opening both. Night 1 is also with Paranoid, Subversive Rite and Niuta; and night 2 is also with System Fucker, Krimewatch, Ambush and Sickness. Tickets for both are on sale now. These are Systematic Death's only two upcoming shows at the moment.

Watch that aforementioned live video, and stream their latest release (a 2013 split with Dropdead) and their classic 1988 Step EP, below.

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