PICS: Quicksand at the Belly Up

Post-hardcore legends Quicksand sunk their teeth into the Belly Up on Monday, Sept. 11.

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For fans of the newly reunited band, the show (and current tour) has been a long time coming.
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A little history: The group formed in 1990 with singer/guitarist Walter Schreifels, guitarist Tom Capone, bassist Sergio Vega (pictured), and drummer Alan Cage.
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The group emerged from the New York City hardcore scene of the late '80s. (Schreifels pictured)
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Each of the members had previously performed in a series of East Coast acts -- which included Schreifels' Youth of Today and the Gorilla Biscuits, Capone's Bold and Beyond, Vega's Collapse, and Cage's band Burn (he also played with Capone in Beyond, and is pictured here).
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They released their debut self-titled four-track EP a mere six weeks after the band's formation. It was released through the hardcore independent label Revelation Records.
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Quicksand hit the club circuit and soon found themselves touring North American and Europe with bands like Helmet, Fugazi, Rage Against the Machine, Anthrax and White Zombie. (Capone pictured)
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That exposure led to a record deal with major label Polydor Records for their first full-length album. (Schreifels pictured)
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"Slip" saw its release on Feb. 9, 1993, with "Dine Alone" as its first single. The next year, they'd tour with the Offspring, performing more than 250 shows to support the album. (Vega pictured)
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In February of 1995, they released their sophomore follow-up album, "Manic Compression," via Island Records. The record would go on to hit No. 135 on the Billboard 200 Chart and No. 9 on the Heatseekers Chart. That same year, they were invited to play Vans Warped Tour.
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Unfortunately, internal conflict and the stress of constant touring led to the band's breakup in October of 1995.
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Following Quicksand's initial split, the band members stayed busy: Schreifels started his World's Fastest Car project and produced records for the hardcore punk band CIV. Capone joined former Helmet guitarist Pete Mengede's supergroup Handsome, releasing a self-titled album in 1997. Vega (pictured) began his own solo project entitled Fully while DJing in NYC, and Cage joined the alt-rock band Seaweed.
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In mid-1997, the band was rumored to be considering a reunion -- and it finally happened on Feb. 6, 1998 in Osaka, Japan. In August of that year, they started recording the follow-up to "Manic Compression" and then hit the road with Deftones and Snapcase.
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In 1999 however, tensions between band members resulted in another split. The material they had worked on remained unreleased. Schreifels went on to play in Rival Schools, Walking Concert and Dead Heavens while Capone joined Instruction, and Vega took up bass for Deftones.
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In June of 2012, the band reunited once again for a string of shows, which led to their first North American tour in 15 years in 2013. The band's been quiet since then -- until now. On Aug. 21, Schreifels announced the band's long-awaited third album titled "Interiors," set to be released on Nov. 10.
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Unfortunately, the night after their Belly Up show, Capone (pictured) was arrested for shoplifting and resisting arrest at a Phoenix, Arizona CVS drug store. The band released a statement soon thereafter saying that Tom was "heading home to get better" while continuing on their current tour as a three-piece.
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Their Sept. 11 show featured the following set list: "Fazer," "Too Official," "Unfulfilled," "Freezing Process," "Lie and Wait," "Delusional," "Illuminant," "(Fake)," "Thorn in My Side," "Interiors," "Hyperion," "(Room)," "Shovel," "Brown Gargantuan," "Omission" and "Landmine Spring."
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It was followed with a three-song encore: "Under the Screw," "Dine Alone" and "Skinny (It's Overflowing)."
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