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‘90s Hardcore Photo Party (Netherlands Edition)

Birthright, 1998. (Photo: Roel Brals)

While I was recently doing some photo research for an interview piece I ran on Patrick Kitzel (True Blue, Reaper Records), I came across a '90s hardcore treasure trove. It was a collection from a Netherlands-based photographer named Roel Brals. I reached out to Roel and he was kind enough to grant me permission to run some of my favorite shots from his '90s-focused album. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did! -Carlos Ramirez

Arkangel performing in the Netherlands, year unknown. (Photo: Roel Brals)
Abhinanda at Ieper Fest, Belgium, 1997. (Photo: Roel Brals)
Stretch Armstrong performing in the Netherlands, year unknown. (Photo: Roel Brals)
Deadbolt performing in the Netherlands, year unknown. (Photo: Roel Brals)
Congress at Ieper Fest, Belgium, 1997. (Photo: Roel Brals)
Shift performing in the Netherlands, 1995. (Photo: Roel Brals)
Spirit 84 performing in the Netherlands, year unknown. (Photo: Roel Brals)
Dropdead performing at the Box, Netherlands, 1998. (Photo: Roel Brals)
Kickback performing at Musicon, Den Haag, Netherlands, 2001. (Photo: Roel Brals)
Cast In Fire at Ieper Fest, Belgium, 2000. (Photo: Roel Brals)
As Friends Rust at Goudvishal, Arnhem, Netherlands, 1998. (Photo: Roel Brals)
Creation Is Crucifixtion performing in Nijmegen, Netherlands, year unknown. (Photo: Roel Brals)
Earth Crisis performing in the Netherlands, 1995. (Photo: Roel Brals)
Reaching Forward performing in the Netherlands, year unknown. (Photo: Roel Brals)
Converge performing in the Netherlands, 1999. (Photo: Roel Brals)
No Turning Back performing in the Netherlands, year unknown. (Photo: Roel Brals)
True Blue performing in the Netherlands, year unknown. (Photo: Roel Brals)
Hatebreed performing in the Netherlands, 2001. (Photo: Roel Brals)
Swing Kids at Ieper Fest, Belgium, 1996. (Photo: Roel Brals)
Shai Hulud performing in the Netherlands, year unknown. (Photo: Roel Brals)
Stigmata at Ieper Fest, Belgium, 2000. (Photo: Roel Brals)
Mainstrike performing their final show, Netherlands, 1999. (Photo: Roel Brals)
Length of Time performing in the Netherlands, year unknown. (Photo: Roel Brals)
Manliftingbanner reunion show in the Netherlands, 1999. (Photo: Roel Brals)
Veil performing in the Netherlands, year unknown. (Photo: Roel Brals)

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