QUICKSAND is an American post-hardcore band from New York City, founded in 1990. Their debut self-titled EP was followed by two major label albums, Slip and Manic Compression. QUICKSAND‘s sound has been compared to that of post-hardcore bands Fugazi and Helmet. The band supported their releases with extensive touring but fell short of the mainstream success anticipated by their labels. These factors and internal stress led them to separate first in 1995 and again in 1999 following a failed year-and-a-half reunion. In June 2012, QUICKSAND reunited for a special one-night performance and since has been playing additional live shows. The band has reportedly been working on new material.
The musicians who would come to form QUICKSAND had their roots in the New York Hardcore scene. Frontman/guitarist Walter Schreifels, the main creative force behind the Gorilla Biscuits and bassist for Youth Of Today, assembled the band’s lineup from his dissolved Moondog project. Guitarist Tom Capone had founded Long Island’s Beyond (releasing a demo and LP via Combined Effort Records) and had previously played in Bold, writing their album “Looking Back”. Drummer Alan Cage had been in the experimental hardcore band Burn and played with Capone in Beyond. Bassist Sergio Vega arrived from the short lived Collapse and a later incarnation of Absolution.

Line Up:
Walter Schreifels – Vocals/Guitar, Tom Capone – Vocals/Guitar, Alan Cage – Drums, Sergio Vega – Bass

“Slip” – 1993
“Manic Compression” – 1995
“Quicksand” – 1990
“Dine Alone / Can Opener” – 1992
“Omission” – 1993
“Fazer” – 1993
“Frazer / Dine Alone / Slip / Lie And Wait” – 1993
“Freezing Process” – 1993
“Dine Alone / How Soon Is Now?” – 1993
“Divorce” – 1994
“Split with Stanford Prison Experiment” – 1995
“Landmine Spring” – 1995
“Thorn In My Side” – 1995
“Delusional” – 1995
“TV Dinner Promo – Box Set” – 1993


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