NewsSeptember 18, 2023 12:33 PM ET6,939 views

Taylor Young and The Pit studio forced to relocate, facing eviction after 17 years

Taylor Young

In a sudden turn of events, Taylor Young and his wife Kylla, known for their acclaimed home studio named The Pit, have received an unexpected 60-day notice to vacate their premises. Operating for over 17 years, The Pit has played an integral role in California's bustling hardcore/punk/metal scene.

The studio has catered to a vast array of bands, including Drain, Militarie Gun, Mindforce, Sunami, Rotting Out, Twitching Tongues, God's Hate, and Suicide Silence, among others. Throughout the years The Pit has become a hub for recording and accommodating hardcore, punk, and metal acts from all corners of the globe.

Now, faced with the daunting task of relocating, Taylor and Kylla find themselves having to start from scratch. The untimely eviction not only disrupts their operations but also entails a significant financial setback, resulting in a loss of income until a new space is ready.

Initially hesitant to seek external support, a GoFundMe campaign has been created on their behalf by Bo Lueders of Harm's Way/Hardlore podcast. 

Lueders says via the GoFundMe page:

"Every single cent donated will be entirely invested in rebuilding The Pit's new studio location and every single donor will play a vital role in every new piece of music that comes out of studio as long as it exists."

For those interested, a special benefit stream for The Pit will take place this Friday via Whatnot as well.

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anonymous 162 days ago

GoGOOme

anonymous 162 days ago

Own property and this won't happen.

anonymous 162 days ago

anonymous 5 minutes ago Own property and this won't happen. ^ typed one-handed from a public library computer

anonymous 162 days ago

The kids parents will pay for it, DUH. Taylor and his other brother are rich kids from the valley. But will also get go fund me money, what a fcked up society.

anonymous 162 days ago

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHHH

anonymous 162 days ago

Good! Now time to grow up and get a real job loser

anonymous 162 days ago

150k should have been the target

anonymous 162 days ago

AJ Ta Facewreck here. I will donate the money I steal from E-Town Concrete next weekend to this gofundme to prove that I care about the current thing. I miss my wife.

anonymous 162 days ago

All of those shitty bands you listed isn't helping the cause.

anonymous 162 days ago

Go fund me should ban anyone with a trust fund

anonymous 162 days ago

Love his work, but what an absolutely idiotic idea to run a largely static, immovable business from a place you're renting.

rick____tocchet 162 days ago

Good ole California

anonymous 162 days ago

Who?

anonymous 162 days ago

Love his work, but what an absolutely idiotic idea to run a largely static, immovable business from a place you're renting. TIL music equipment is immovable

anonymous 162 days ago

Whoever said there's no money in hardcore clearly has never been in a remotely popular hardcore band. These mofos be asking for handouts for the most inconsequential shit.

anonymous 162 days ago

"Operating for 17 years....." - - - "Since its inception in 2011...." Math checks out........Also, from a home studio to a gofundme for a new one? I know the studio didn't start this, but why not just go an actual business route with this???

anonymous 162 days ago

"TIL music equipment is immovable" A professional studio is not just a couple guitars and some amps, it's literally the walls/floors/ceiling/electrical/etc. That's why they're asking for $50,000, and using terminology like "rebuild". Dumbass.

anonymous 162 days ago

whyyyyy would you build a studio in the house you're RENTING. move to the midwest where it's marginally cheaper and buy something.

anonymous 162 days ago

A professional studio is not just a couple guitars and some amps, it's literally the walls/floors/ceiling/electrical/etc. That's why they're asking for $50,000, and using terminology like "rebuild". Dumbass. It does not take 50 grand to frame a garage and hang some sheetrock, they'll be using this money to build a bigger/better studio than the one currently in his garage at that price. Which they're not being entirely honest about.

anonymous 162 days ago

That's what he gets for absolutely butchering the "remaster" for sleep therapy. What did they do? Re-record all of the old drummers parts? Sounds horrible.

anonymous 162 days ago

17 years paying rent? lol And now people need to pay for your trouble because you're a dumb f*ck

anonymous 162 days ago

Ah, hardcore 2023. Get evicted because you're a a deadbeat tenant who makes too much noise, beg for $50K. God forbid you put up your own money & why do that when you can have others (simps) pay for your fu ckup?

anonymous 162 days ago

It's actually 2028. We've unknowningly relocated to the future in a trans identifying covid wormhole that uses the pronouns ze/zim.

anonymous 162 days ago

his parents owned that house and they gave it to taylor. you don't get evicted if you own property. they're not telling you the whole story which likely goes like this: taylor SOLD the house but probably went through a broker to do it and so he didn't get as much as he thought he would. his wife probably complained like women do and so taylor opened a GFM to get back what he lost in broker fees. cringe.

anonymous 162 days ago

I will donate 50k for twitching tongues to breakup for good and to never release music ever again.

anonymous 162 days ago

I work in arguably the number one worst first-world Democratic-run shithole city in the US (NYC) and bought my own home and built my own studio and still make $1k guarantees with my hobby band on top of a six figure salary with no trustfund or go fund me. Ask me how.

anonymous 162 days ago

You don't make 1K with your hobby band - you don't have a band period - what band then? Why are you in NYC shi thead? Btw maybe if NYPD did their jobs instead of play on their phones & hang out crime would go down. No one is defending them when they get more money each year. They are do-nothing scum & it's by design to get idiots like you to run your Democratic shi thole nonsense. Red state people flock to NYC for work, vacation, a new life, culture, food etc. Real "sh it hole. 🖕& 🍴💩 you 🤡

anonymous 162 days ago

Imagine getting evicted by your own parents because you're 40 and still live in their basement.

anonymous 162 days ago

* defunding them

anonymous 162 days ago

anonymous 5 minutes ago Own property and this won't happen. ^ typed one-handed from a public library computer When you think about it, it makes more sense to use a public library computer than pay for internet. The library is free & you can take out books, too. One hour at a PLC is a nice quiet respite.

anonymous 162 days ago

" I work in arguably the number one worst first-world Democratic-run shithole city in the US (NYC)" I think you meant to type San Francisco

anonymous 162 days ago

My bathroom smells like piss.

anonymous 162 days ago

Already at over $23K, but man is this story getting clobbered on the Internets.

anonymous 162 days ago

Lol they at like 23K already. What a way to mooch off all these poor young hardcore kids that don't know how the real world works in America. These guys make great music and stuff but this is just cringe that they turn a popular trendy podcast into a way to fund a new studio. Don't need to know the facts that this just comes off so cringe to mooch if young HC kids that will just throw their hard earned minimum wage at this.

anonymous 162 days ago

Taylor, Colin and his bandmates are commenting back at the mean comments.

anonymous 162 days ago

why not sell off all those expensive vintage tee shirts they collect? or at least play a gig to fund the new studio? sad!

anonymous 162 days ago

taylor and colleen need 50k for more vintage bolt thrower and type o negative merch

anonymous 162 days ago

rich kids from the valley who grew up in CT and had a house given to them, get evicted from said owned house and get 50k for it? Did I read the article correctly? Dont people normally just move and find a new place w out a gofundme/handouts? Very HxC for sure

anonymous 162 days ago

50k into THEEE PITTTT lol sorry thought about that right after posting my last comment a sec ago

anonymous 162 days ago

The house belonged to his families friends it was never in his families name. Just to be clear.

anonymous 162 days ago

"Dont people normally just move and find a new place w out a gofundme/handouts?" The answer is yes. Also, music studios move to new spaces without GFM's too all of the time.

anonymous 162 days ago

The neighbors said they were tired of hearing derivative NYHC metalcore bullshit. They want tenants with some originality. I don't blame them.

anonymous 162 days ago

Nothing says hardcore and manhood like doing a gofundme to pay for your bills. Sounds like he's not the one w a steady salary/career. But I hope this reaches 150k plus.

anonymous 162 days ago

A fool and his money are soon parted.

anonymous 162 days ago

LIFE IS HARD, BE HARDER (or just ask hardcore kids to give you 50 g's)

anonymous 162 days ago

EXCLUSIVE: Next Hardlore episode will be a follow-up to the recent Cold As Life interview entitled "Born to Land Hard (on a $50,000 pile of cash)".

anonymous 162 days ago

I'll donate 2000 Zimbabwe dollars if he sheds 25lbs and shaves that push broom above his lips.

anonymous 162 days ago

Guess I always thought they were able to monetize their trendy brand enough to make this full time. But then I guess when real life occurs, instead of manning up and getting a real career, they just decide to mooch off the souls of young HC kids. Seriously asking for 50,000. That's an insane amount of money to ask for. Enough to feed an entire family for some. What a bunch of privileged individuals.

anonymous 162 days ago

Get a loan like everyone else, ya goof. The irony of repping the Valley so hard, but you can't even afford to live or operate there due to the same bullsh*t you keep voting for. Everyone who donates should receive partial ownership of the studio like true socialism. Handouts are so tough and DIY bro!

anonymous 162 days ago

Just have Todd Jones ghost write another Terror record, have Taylor track it, and then overcharge the shit out of Pure Noise.

anonymous 162 days ago

Where's the video of him spin kicking his landlord? Merch sales would be through the roof.

anonymous 162 days ago

Make some charity God's Hate jorts, dudes.

anonymous 162 days ago

LIFE IS HARD DON'T BE HARDER! JUST ASK FOR HAND OUTS LIKE A TRUE BUM

anonymous 162 days ago

His landlord needs to run for president and ban all hardcore people

anonymous 162 days ago

Nothing says hardcore and manhood like doing a gofundme to pay for your bills. Sounds like he's not the one w a steady salary/career. But I hope this reaches 150k plus. So you're a sarcastic simp. Weird stance dude. Someone please report this GoFundMe.

anonymous 162 days ago

Proof that most hardcore dudes have the life skills of a potato.

anonymous 162 days ago

Can someone explain to me how owning a successful recording studio, playing in multiple long standing bands you're probably getting some form of money from, and having a wife who can or does presumably work is "Starting from scratch" ???? The guy didn't have an unexpected accident he's just getting kicked out of his place for undisclosed reasons and asking for money without explanation wtf

anonymous 162 days ago

Success in hardcore is akin to making minimum wage at the record store you love. More micro clout than actual success. Then pressing the gofund button so that you leave the trust fund intact.

anonymous 162 days ago

it's at 28k now. Will be at 50k by 10pm est. that's 50,000 in free music equipment sucessfully mooched.

anonymous 162 days ago

considering its california, im sure the 1960's/70's house is probably valued at something retarded like 5 million dollars, no one seems to sell or actually build new houses in california according to my research done exclusively through hgtv/house hunters. also appears as though todd jones his with holding all nails royalty checks to taylor, if i had to guess is prob conspiring with either the property brothers, or the russian tard from whatever the bands name is.

anonymous 162 days ago

If them CUCKS were so "adamantly opposed", why's that $$$ not going to a bunch of small animal shelters and shit.

anonymous 162 days ago

Lists all the shitty bands that recorded there as if that was gonna be the motivation. 😅

anonymous 162 days ago

LIFE! IS! HARD! GO FUND ME!

anonymous 162 days ago

Tell this band to come to Chicago again so they can get can get robbed like Harms Gay in Wicker Park.

anonymous 162 days ago

This is why no one takes GFM's seriously.

anonymous 162 days ago

As if Bo was somehow the expert on anything.

anonymous 162 days ago

All the simps rushing to feed the GFM with their full name and anecdote so they can get seen. But to then get a limp thank you for making a sympathy donation.

anonymous 162 days ago

Jeff from Cold As Life outta throw some hella shade on these pussies.

anonymous 162 days ago

Tell this band to come to Chicago again and get robbed in Wicker Park like Harms Gay.

anonymous 162 days ago

jobs hate

anonymous 162 days ago

stupidest GFM ever

anonymous 162 days ago

straight edge pride bro

anonymous 162 days ago

"As if Bo was somehow the expert on anything." He is an expert at ranking "top 20 fast food meals" and "top 10 bands to stand on stage and look cool to"

anonymous 162 days ago

" anonymous 17 minutes ago "As if Bo was somehow the expert on anything." He is an expert at ranking "top 20 fast food meals" and "top 10 bands to stand on stage and look cool to" " The kid is an actual bitch ass and has never fought anyone at a Chicago show.

anonymous 162 days ago

Won't crank out a piece of benefit merchandise, but will gladly take your free money.

anonymous 162 days ago

Hey Guys, it's ya girl TAYXSUE, I mean Lil Tay Tay from Rockford, I mean Chicago!

anonymous 162 days ago

"As if Bo was somehow the expert on anything." He is an expert at ranking "top 20 fast food meals" and "top 10 bands to stand on stage and look cool to" The kid is an actual bitch ass and has never fought anyone at a Chicago show. Call him "Cheese Man" and see what happens.

anonymous 162 days ago

Todd Jones on owning a home: "You will never be one of us"

anonymous 162 days ago

like someone else said how do they not have their own money to do this, just scamming kids, sad shit

anonymous 162 days ago

If he was soooo hardcore we would turn this down. Instead he's bumming cash. HARDcore for life.

anonymous 161 days ago

NOBODY WANTS TO WORK ANYMORE!

anonymous 161 days ago

This moocher for sure voted for Biden and wants all our money to go to Ukraine.

anonymous 161 days ago

Year of the knife police report?

anonymous 161 days ago

IT's A CONSPIRACY!

anonymous 161 days ago

I don't know what is worse, this idiot asking for money, or the other idiots actually giving it to him.

anonymous 161 days ago

In all those 17 years did they not save any money from the business to cover things like that? Was there even any savings before this? Does this guy know how to plan anything?

anonymous 161 days ago

Zillow says the house hasn't been sold since 1974…. What's really going on here?

anonymous 161 days ago

This jabroni definitely voted for Biden. Now that shit hits the fan he wants people to give him free money. Yeah, times are tough, but guess what? That's what happens when your president is a demented pedophiIe.

anonymous 161 days ago

This chode built and ran a business OUT OF HIS RENTAL PROPERTY what don't these marks understand?

anonymous 161 days ago

^HRRDERRR BIDENNNNNN HER EMAILSSSSS. Lots of spicy takes out of a Walmart car loader.

anonymous 161 days ago

Bailout Mindset. Act like fckn adults and get your financial house in order and you won't have these problems.

anonymous 161 days ago

Dude who doesn't understand basic money saving skills and doesn't pay bills sets up gofundme so he can bring his computer with protools on it into a new place. Got it.

anonymous 161 days ago

N*gga get a job or save money - all these hardcore dumps and incels love giving away their Sheetrock money

anonymous 161 days ago

In all those 17 years did they not save any money from the business to cover things like that? Was there even any savings before this? Does this guy know how to plan anything? Dont expect too much from the hardcore business model. The HBM mostly consists of non taxable gig work, no savings for old age and GFMs to pay medical bills. Micro clout>planning like an adult.

anonymous 161 days ago

Evicted by parents so dad can sell the house LOOOOL https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/7420-Oak-Park-Ave_Van-Nuys_CA_91406_M22835-93327

anonymous 161 days ago

What's the address of the house?

anonymous 161 days ago

LOL @ Van Nuys

anonymous 161 days ago

I always knew hardcore guys weren't the smartest, but man, some of you guys are straight up neanderthals. This isn't just some random guy from a band asking for cash. The young brothers (aside from being a big part of the Cali hardcore scene) have helped produce some of the best albums in the last couple of years. I honestly really do think they're the best at what they do, outside of maybe Kurt Ballou. If you want more great music, you should chuck in a buck. They're not asking you to burn your entire paycheck, just what you can. There's over 100,000 people in this group. If even half of that throws in $10, that's enough. I know everyone's strapped for cash and money is hard to come by, but I personally think we should contribute even a little bit if we want more of the amazing music Taylor has helped bring us.

anonymous 161 days ago

Year of ta knife here. Posting from croma. Give us your money instead.

anonymous 161 days ago

Taylor Young's records all sound the same and he doesn't come close to sounding as good as Kurt Ballou, Andy Nelson, Will Putney, Will Yip, etc. People are really coming at this with the mindset that hardcore would be nothing without this studio. FFS.

anonymous 161 days ago

White Trash= dead front yard grass/cactus/plants, bushes from the 50's/ and a cat. Danzig's house looked better.

anonymous 161 days ago

" I know everyone's strapped for cash and money is hard to come by, but I personally think we should contribute even a little bit if we want more of the amazing music Taylor has helped bring us." FOUND THE SHILL. 😅😅😅

anonymous 161 days ago

No this isn't some "random guy from a band" even though hierarchies are irrelevant in hardcore right? It's a big important "producer" without whom timeless art by retarded jocks would not exist...ok they would but with different production. You losers are hysterical

anonymous 161 days ago

2011 was one of the worst years for hardcore. Absolute dog shit was released.

anonymous 161 days ago

Typical white people being lazy not wanting to own up to responsibility so they rely on handouts to fix their own problems. If you donated to this bozo then you really must not have a high IQ.

anonymous 161 days ago

Typical white people being lazy not wanting to own up to responsibility so they rely on handouts to fix their own problems. If you donated to this bozo then you really must not have a high IQ. 100% agreed just look at his brother and his other dumb friend bo on their shitty podcast gossiping like middle school girls. #BANHARDCORE2024

anonymous 161 days ago

That podcast is a joke, best hardcore 7" episode, no mention of the BURN / INSIDE OUT / or anything from New Age.

anonymous 161 days ago

What "great music" do you speak of?

anonymous 161 days ago

"This isn't just some random guy from a band asking for cash. The young brothers (aside from being a big part of the Cali hardcore scene) have helped produce some of the best albums in the last couple of years." HAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHA

anonymous 161 days ago

HARMS GAY. The band that doesn't even live in Chicago, got took twice in the city for their gear and dough, and members don't come out to shies that HW doesn't play.

anonymous 161 days ago

Notice a nice charger in the driveway next to his van/trailer

anonymous 161 days ago

What a piece of shit house in shitty Van Nuys for almost a million dollars.

anonymous 161 days ago

Due diligence should be done before asking for money. Closed Casket says the property has been sold but it hasn't been sold since 1974. https://www.redfin.com/CA/Van-Nuys/7420-Oak-Park-Ave-91406/home/4331629

anonymous 161 days ago

I always knew hardcore guys weren't the smartest, but man, some of you guys are straight up neanderthals. This isn't just some random guy from a band asking for cash. The young brothers (aside from being a big part of the Cali hardcore scene) have helped produce some of the best albums in the last couple of years. I honestly really do think they're the best at what they do, outside of maybe Kurt Ballou. If you want more great music, you should chuck in a buck. They're not asking you to burn your entire paycheck, just what you can. There's over 100,000 people in this group. If even half of that throws in $10, that's enough. I know everyone's strapped for cash and money is hard to come by, but I personally think we should contribute even a little bit if we want more of the amazing music Taylor has helped bring us. Someone got the D and caught feelings. He's married, bro.

anonymous 161 days ago

I always knew hardcore guys weren't the smartest, but man, some of you guys are straight up neanderthals. This isn't just some random guy from a band asking for cash. The young brothers (aside from being a big part of the Cali hardcore scene) have helped produce some of the best albums in the last couple of years. I honestly really do think they're the best at what they do, outside of maybe Kurt Ballou. If you want more great music, you should chuck in a buck. They're not asking you to burn your entire paycheck, just what you can. There's over 100,000 people in this group. If even half of that throws in $10, that's enough. I know everyone's strapped for cash and money is hard to come by, but I personally think we should contribute even a little bit if we want more of the amazing music Taylor has helped bring us. ^^^^ Tell me you're a cuck with out telling me you're a cuck

anonymous 161 days ago

Call him "Cheese Man" and see what happens. Why would Bo flip out of you called him that? James Pligge lives with his parents in Naperville, Illinois.

anonymous 161 days ago

He could rent a space somewhere in the Valley for $2k a month for his "studio" This is ridiculous that a dude gets handed 50k because his parents are selling the house.

anonymous 161 days ago

"This isn't just some random guy from a band asking for cash. The young brothers (aside from being a big part of the Cali hardcore scene) have helped produce some of the best albums in the last couple of years. I honestly really do think they're the best at what they do, outside of maybe Kurt Ballou." This is the exact problem with metal / hardcore today. Remember when you actually listened to the band when you bought a record? Now its newsworthy about where a band is recording, and people give more credit to the engineer than the band that spent months making the record. Some of the best metal/hardcore bands have terrible sounding records. It might as well be pop music now the way this scene treats and praises producers. We all have studios we love, but now this type of shit is making and breaking bands? Give me a break..........

anonymous 161 days ago

He could rent a space somewhere in the Valley for $2k a month for his "studio" This is ridiculous that a dude gets handed 50k because his parents are selling the house. PEFECTLY SAID! Seriously this guys is "married" and still lives with mommy and daddy? What a big P*&sy and then you're in bands preaching about being harder when life is hard? The irony of being "Hardcore" Taylor needs to grow a pair and get a real job and maybe rent a studio to record. White people always do everything but be logical.

anonymous 161 days ago

Hardcore is a middle class sport, forged in mom's basement or enabled by parents who let their -hard- children make cartoon personalities of themselves in borrowed homes. Must be nice to have bohemian lives making podcasts or recording bands as gig work. That check at 62 is gonna be ruff.

anonymous 161 days ago

Some of the sickest and classic metal and hardcore music was recorded in a basement with bare minimum equipment.

anonymous 161 days ago

So basically we are paying this dude a years salary because he has to find a new spot to record at. Unbelievable.

anonymous 161 days ago

Can't support anyone that supports people stabbing kids at Cobalt shows.

anonymous 161 days ago

Wait a second Wait This is really because his parents are selling the house? ahahahahaahaha People are giving this dude 50 THOUSAND DOLLARS because he needs to find another place to move his shit out of his parents house at 35? loooooooooooool

anonymous 161 days ago

50k raised

anonymous 161 days ago

If this cuck was really all about the hardcore life, the GoFundMe never would have been a thing. They would have raised funds by offering studio time or guesting on a track or some kind of reward for higher donations. But seeing as hardcore is now hand out central, what's new.

anonymous 161 days ago

ONE LIFE CREW

anonymous 160 days ago

If you donated a cent to this, you should be excommunicated from hardcore.

anonymous 160 days ago

ON TODAY'S EPISODE OF BITCH MADE.

anonymous 160 days ago

That check at 62 is gonna be ruff. > Yeah, for you. Look in the mirror.

anonymous 160 days ago

"If you donated a cent to this, you should be excommunicated from hardcore." - 100%

anonymous 160 days ago

KILLED BY THE CRINGE!!!

anonymous 159 days ago

So this dude plays in multiple very popular bands, runs a popular podcast and operates a recording studio that has put out a lot of music in the last 12 to 13 years but you want me to donate you money so that you can move your clearly very successful studio? Get f*cked

anonymous 159 days ago

His f*ckin parents own the house. U can look it up. Taylor young Aka biggest grifter in hardcore.....make some more shitty records and pay daddy back

anonymous 158 days ago

A gofundme for a 35 year old grown man and his wife who built a studio on the property owned by his father William "Dan" Young and is now crying about a "sudden eviction"??!!! I am all for gofundme to help with expenses after a death,a horrible health issue like cancer,etc. but there is now over $54k donated by people,some who are most likely trying to survive in this economy,for an adult married couple?? You're getting evicted because why? Perhaps your father wants to sell his property and doesn't want to financially support his adult son in his mid 30's and his second wife? And if you were paying rent to your dad you were a moron to not have had a rent to own situation. News flash! Your parents aren't obligated to financially support you for your entire life. Also recording at The Pit is NOT cheap(nor should it be),however perhaps a financial literacy class would be a prudent thing for one of you to do. Your lack of transparency speaks volumes

anonymous 158 days ago

^ This MF Spittin

anonymous 157 days ago

Spittin only the truth.




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