New Mexican Disaster Squad reunites for Rad Fest in Wilmington, NC

Music News | Nov 18th, 2009

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Orlando’s New Mexican Disaster Squad will reunite for a one-time show as part of Rad Fest, to be held Friday May 14th and Saturday May 15th in downtown Wilmington, North Carolina.

The band made an official announcement about coming together for Rad Fest.

“So maybe calling it a “hiatus” would probably have been a better move (as this will take place only a year and a half after our official last show), but the four of us have decided to play a one-off show at Rad Fest in Wilmington, North Carolina this coming May (14th and 15th). Don’t get us wrong, No Friends is our hardcore band now and Virgins and Gatorface are still going to be releasing shit and playing shows. However, we’re all still great friends and saw this festival as an excellent chance to dust-off and bash-out the songs that were such an important part of our lives for almost 10 years. Don’t expect any tours or new records. We’re not planning on doing any other one-off shows either. Basically if we feel like playing, we will, and we want to right now. This is going to be a really great punk festival in a cool city with a great lineup of bands and that’s the main reason we are doing this. Now that all the technical mumbo jumbo is out of the way, we can’t wait to see all of your sweaty, smiling faces in Wilmington NC in May!”

NMDS formed in 1999 and quickly became the most active punk band from the Orlando area. They released material on A-F records, No Idea Records, Kiss of Death Records and Jade Tree. They issued four full-length albums, the last of which, Don’t Believe, was released in 2006 via Jade Tree. The band played their final show on November 1st, 2008, in Gainesville, FL as part of THE FEST 7. Since their demise, members have gone on to form VIGINS, GATORFACE and NO FRIENDS, all of which have current releases on Kiss of Death Records and No Idea Records. Drummer Richard Minino also recently joined None More Black and has a successful graphic design company called HORSEBITES/ THE BLACK AXE.

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