E.Town Concrete

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E.Town Concrete
OriginElizabeth, New Jersey, U.S.
GenresHardcore punk, rap metal, alternative metal
Years active1995 - 2006
2008 - 2015
LabelsBack Ta Basics Records
Ironbound Recordings
Razor & Tie
Resurrection A.D.
Triple Crown Records
Associated actsMan Down!, Ripface Invasion
MembersAnthony Martini
David Mondragon
Eric DeNault
Bryan Prosser
Past membersKen Pescatore
Henry W. Hess IV

E.Town Concrete, or sometimes called E-Town, is an American hardcore punk band from Elizabeth, New Jersey.[1] They formed in 1995 and shortly thereafter released Time 2 Shine, their first full-length album, in 1999 on the Resurrection A.D. label. They have since released four more albums on various record labels, such as Razor & Tie and Ironbound Recordings. The band broke up in 2006, playing their last show on May 20 of that year.

On October 12, 2008, the band's Myspace page indicated that "The Return" was coming. Two reunion shows at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey were announced on October 13, 2008 scheduled for February 20 and 21, 2009. They played Starland Ballroom again on February 13, 2010 with The Acacia Strain, Ill Bill, Reign Supreme, Razorblade Handgrenade and others. They returned for a fourth time to play at Starland Ballroom with Hatebreed on January 8, 2011.

The band returned to Starland Ballroom on February 17, 2012 with native New York Hardcore bands Biohazard and Madball as opening acts. A new, self-released, EP (4 tracks) was sold at the show. The following year they played with 40 Below Summer, Bane, a reunited Nora, and Judge the Fallen.[2]

According to an interview given by Anthony Martini to radio station WSOU on February 13, 2015, the band is now in retirement, and is not actively working on any new material or touring. However, as a tradition the band plays a show in New Jersey once a year, and will occasionally play festivals "for fun." [3]


  • Ken Pescatore - guitar (1995–1998)
  • Henry W. Hess IV - bass (1995–1997)


Year Official albums, demos and splits US Chart Position Label Additional Info
1995 Just Move It n/a Resurrection A.D. AKA The Red Demo, released on tape only
1996 Prepare For Kombat n/a AKA The Green Demo, released on tape only
New Jersey Brotherhood
(split with Second To None)
n/a Back Ta Basics released on 7" only
1997 Want It All (Rap Remix)
(Anthony Martini and Joe None collaboration with At War With The World)
n/a East Coast Empire Records
Time 2 Shine n/a Back Ta Basics
1998 n/a Resurrection A.D. the only difference toward previous release is a cover
1999 F$ck The World (EP) n/a Cartel Records 4 tracks, 2 exclusive to this release
2000 The Second Coming n/a Triple Crown
2002 Jersey Devils (EP) n/a P.O.P. Japan Tour '02 CD
2003 Time 2 Shine
n/a Razor and Tie contains 2 bonus live tracks
2003 The Second Coming
n/a contains 2 bonus live tracks
2003 The Renaissance n/a
2004 Made For War n/a Ironbound
2012 Heart of Stone (EP) n/a n/a
2001 Too Legit for the Pit: Hardcore Takes the Rap
n/a Radical track included: "The World Is Yours" (Nas cover)
2004 Martini: Official Bootlegs... Vol. 1 (EP) n/a n/a Martini's solo rap album


  1. ^ "E-Town Concrete | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-05-17.
  2. ^ "Events | Starland Ballroom". starlandballroom.com. Retrieved 2016-05-17.
  3. ^ "Everything I Know Today I Learned From Hardcore". www.wsou.net. Retrieved 2016-06-15.

"E. Town Concrete Reunites at Starland Ballroom" - Asbury Park Press

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