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Shelter is a Hare Krishna Hardcore Punk Band from New York City.
Formed by Ray Cappo of Youth of Today and originally comprising members of 76% Uncertain and Tom Capone from Beyond / Bold.

Ray Cappo (aka Ray of Today) was the vocalist for several hardcore bands. The most notable and influential among these bands was Youth of Today. Reflex From Pain, Shelter, Better Than a Thousand, and the project recording “Ray and Porcell”, were the other bands/projects that he provided vocals for. This icon of New York Hardcore, was actually from Connecticut, playing drums for the Connecticut band, Violent Children. Ray was occasionally a guest DJ for a college radio station in Danbury, CT. The radio show was called “The Adventure Jukebox” mainly run by Darryl from the band No Milk On Tuesday, Spinning a large array of hardcore music on the Sunday evening program. Ray had a massive record collection and this gave him an opportunity to share some of his (much now rare) unsigned EP’s, Demo Tapes and Records. In this time, Ray had an always present supportive face for local hardcore shows including many early H/C bands No Milk on Tuesday, 76% Uncertain, Seizure, End Product, Abusive Action (Many mentioned on their debut EP). before moving to NYC in the mid-1980’s, Ray and his band Youth of Today already had made a dent on the scene.

Ray has been releasing powerful and inspiring music in the alternative/punk/hardcore music scene for 20 years. His life changing music and message has given him legendary status in the underground music community. What he’s created has had a ripple effect that has literally created movements with dedicated followers, spin-off bands, as well as committed fanzines.

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