Cedric Bixler Zavala Quits THE MARS VOLTA

Prepare for the ultimate bummer Mars Volta fans because according to a plethora of recent tweets, it seems as if the frontman Cedric Bixler Zavala has quit The Mars Volta. In these tweets Cedric cites creative differences with Omar Rodriguez Lopez, stating that Omar’s involvement in his new group, Bosnian Rainbows, was over shadowing his involvement in The Mars Volta. According to Cedric’s words, he had tried to put a North American tour together in support of Noctourniquet but Omar was not on board with the idea. Apparently The Mars Volta is no more by what Cedric says:

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TURNSTILE Debut New Video “Canned Heat”

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Baltimore, MD’s grooviest metallic hardcore act, Turnstile, have just debuted a video for “Canned Heat”, a new track we last saw the group performing live at Florida’s Bringin’ It Back For The Kids Fest 2: Electric Boogaloo. Strewn together with pro-shot live footage from that very show, we are now treated to a mastered and complete version of the track…along with news that Turnstile will be releasing a new EP/LP/?? possibly entitled Step 2 Rhythm through Reaper Records this year. Metallic hardcore release of the year? I’d put my money on it. Stream “Canned Heat” below. Continue reading

THE RIVAL MOB Debut New Track “It Must Be Nice”; Tour Dates

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Bostonian hardcore ensemble The Rival Mob are streaming a new track entitled “It Must Be Nice…” set to debut on the group’s forthcoming highly anticipated sophomore LP, Mob Justice(Feb 26). In addition, the Mob will be playing a small strew of shows to support the release including a massive record release show in New York amongst hardcore brethren Stick Together, Inside Out(NY), Give, Waste Management, World War 4, Prison Abuse and Brain Slug. Peep the full tour details and stream “It Must Be Nice…” below. Mob Justice comes out February 26th via Revelation Records on LP, CD, and cassette tape. Pre-order hereContinue reading

Review: BAPTISTS – “Bushcraft”

BUSHCRAFT300I fell in love with Baptists when they released their first EP and I sat quietly, awaiting their next release. It has been almost two years and finally my time has come. The time has come for Baptists to release their debut full-length. Before even going into this album I knew it would be filled with blistering crust, feedback and filth stacked on top of filth. How did I know this? Because I couldn’t see a Baptists album unfolding any other way. Could you?      Continue reading

World Of Snakes: DEATH WOLF Streaming New Track + Tour Dates

Swedish blackened punks Death Wolf will be releasing their new album II: Black Armoured Death on Century Media Records next month and are currently streaming a new track over on CVLT Nation. Not only will Death Wolf be releasing their new album next month (February 18th to be exact), they will also be embarking on a pretty extensive North American tour alongside Marduk and Inquisition. Check out those dates below.     Continue reading

LIGHTNING SWORDS OF DEATH Release Very NSFW Video

I like interesting music video. Videos that draw you in and keep you interested. I also like Lightning Swords of Death. They are a good band who has made some really killer American black metal. So when I learned that the band had released a new music video, I was very interested. I figured it would be something really cool and interesting.      Continue reading