The John Rivera Tribute: Prayer for Cleansing, Undying, Catharsis, Azazel – Ramkat – 12.19.2022

I was honored to photograph this memorial show at The ramkat. Featuring some of the NC hXc scene heavy hitters  Prayer for Cleansing, Undying, Catharsis and Azazel.

On August 5, 2022 John Rivera passed away all too soon and has left a deep chasm in the hearts of the punk/hardcore community. John also leaves behind a legacy of records produced by his label Headfirst! Records. He created countless memories from hanging out with friends at punk/metal shows, wrestling matches, or comic shops. He carefully curated Punks on Paper – a comprehensive digital archive of North Carolina’s punk/hardcore scene.

Only a handful of individuals on Earth could bring together such a powerful reunification of musical juggernauts for one cold December day

ALL proceeds went to benefit his daughter, Penny and his Wife, Caroline.

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