TERROR Announce Supporting Tour With THE STORY SO FAR, FOUR YEAR STRONG AND SOUVENIRS

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Los Angeles, CA hardcore heavyweights Terror have announced dates for a Spring supporting tour alongside The Story So Far, Four Year Strong and Souvenirs. Peep full dates and details below. VIP tickets are available now while regular tickets will be up this Friday through venue sites.

Terror’s last release was their 2013 5th full length LP, Live By The Code, split-released by Reaper Records and Victory Records. The band are currently working on their next album, The 25th Hour, due for release later this year. Continue reading

CDC Streaming New EP “End”

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Lansdale, PA long-running metallic hardcore outfit CDC have released for stream their latest EP End,the group’s first effort since 2009’s Burn, exclusively over at Lambgoat. Recorded by Vince Ratti at Skylight Studios and mastered by Will Yip at Studio 4, the five song End takes hardcore back to a time of simpler no-frills meat and potatoes heaviness and comes out this upcoming February 17th via Get This Right Records. Stream End here and pick it up on limited vinyl here or digitally here.

TRAPPED UNDER ICE To Return Later This Year

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According to a recent AbsolutePunk interview for Angel Du$t, vocalist Justice “Jurtice” Tripp revealed that Trapped Under Ice’s previously announced hiatus had come to an end. Tripp confirmed that the band have been writing music again, with plans to record and perform sometime later this year. However, Tripp maintained that the resurgence would not supersede the current focus of the Baltimore, MD group on their current successful projects in Angel Du$t and Turnstile.

From the AbsolutePunk Angel Du$t Interview:

Trapped Under Ice finalized their announced hiatus following a performance at This Is Hardcore 2013. Their last recorded release was 2011’s Big Kiss Goodnight on Reaper Records.

Twitching Tongues Recording New Album

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Los Angeles, CA’s self-proclaimed “weirdest” hardcore outfit Twitching Tongues have announced that pre-production for their sophomore LP has begun at The Pit Recording Studios in Van Nuys, California. In their own words, “We can’t wait to disappoint you all”. Continue reading

King Nine Sign To Closed Casket Activities; Announce New LP

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New York metallic hardcore act King Nine have signed to Closed Casket Activities and are currently in the process of writing for their as-of-yet untitled sophomore LP, scheduled for release later this Summer. In addition, the band are slated to play a few festivals and one-offs later this year, full details below. Continue reading

FULL OF HELL Announce New Record And Spring Tour With THE BODY

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In addition to previously announced March tour dates marking their journey to Texas’s annual SXSW festival and plans for a Japan tour with Weekend Nachos, audio terrorists Full of Hell have announced dates for a Spring tour with fellow Portland, OR brutalizers The Body, the conclusion of which will see a collaborative record between the two entities. The Oceancity, MA crew are also preparing a record for release on John Hoffman’s (Weekend Nachos, SPINE) DIY label Bad Teeth Recordings. Peep the full tour details for Full of Hell below. Continue reading

Exclusive Interview: Antonio Marquez of SPINE

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SPINE are a hardcore group based out of Kansas City, MO and Chicago, IL, consisting of current and former members of Weekend Nachos, Harm’s WaySorryXExcuse, Blindside USA, Kicked In, Last Laugh and Keef Mountain. Despite maintaining a part-time status, the group have managed to enjoy a rich career since their debut in 2011. They’ve carved out a viable live reputation, released a split with legendary Chicago maniacs The Repos, have entered the lexicon of contemporary musician/stand-up comedians and have been part of plans by Mikhail Gorbachev to be sent to the moon. With the recent release of their debut LP, Time Has Gone, I had the opportunity to talk with their lead vocalist, Antonio Marquez about all of the above in addition to quips about the record, arm-wrestling with Zero Progress (R.I.P.) Matt “The Champ” Saincome, acting, socks, Pepsi, gwapes, communism, making the best of lyrical content and barbecue.

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Exclusive Premiere: KILLING THING’S “Derision”

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Initially featured in a prior Aftermath Straight To The Point review, the young forebears of “Pittsburgh Heavy Shit” in Killing Thing have bestowed onto American Aftermath the opportunity to unveil their latest step into aural brutality. Following a demo, an EP and track appearances on a split and compilation (download it all free here!), the chaotic hardcore quartet have returned, armed with a new vocalist and drummer and ready to enter the modern metallic hardcore revival lexicon with a new EP due out soon on Head2Wall Records, of which the video for the first track is featured below. Directed by Tyler Long (Run, Forever and Black Mask) and recorded by Dave Rosenstraus (of Hounds of Hate and Pissed Jeans fame),  “Derision”  brandishes a brash, greater 90s metallic hardcore centered sound whilst underplaying but not completely abandoning the group’s groovy beatdown, which comes exemplified in the best way in the last seconds of the minute and forty crusher. As for the video, bloody, live and simple. Stream “Derision” below and be sure to catch Killing Thing on their Midwest stomp, details also below.  Continue reading

Review: FULL OF HELL & MERZBOW – “Full Of Hell & Merzbow”

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Formed in 2009 initially under a far more familiar Crowbar-ian banner, Ocean City, MD audio terrorists Full Of Hell have since grown into one of the most innovative acts in contemporary extreme music, bearing name to a consistent assault of constant reinvention bred from a seemingly unending wealth of existential woe and genre-weaving knowhow. On the live circuit, the quartet have fared similarly, holding their vile live exorcisms to the acclaim of endless punk houses and festival audiences the world over, slaying equally audiences Backtrack to The Body. While 2013’s Rudiments Of Mutilation seemed to serve as the band’s magnum opus and a comfortable defining point for the band’s shifting sound, this year’s Full Of Hell & Merzbow, a chance collaboration with the long-standing noise legend, marks the beginnings of yet another new trajectory into alienation for the initially hardcore-rooted band that proves that there is much hell left to explore. Continue reading

CANNABIS CORPSE Announce Winter US Tour With MAMMOTH GRINDER And INANIMATE EXISTENCE

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Weed-based death metal project Cannabis Corpse (members of Municipal Waste) have announced dates for an upcoming nineteen date Winter tour with direct support from metallic hardcore outfit Mammoth Grinder and prog/tech-deathers Inanimate Existence. The tour will kick off November 28th in Wilmington, NC before concluding December 20th in Richmond, VA. Peep the full details below.  Continue reading

SWALLOWED Streaming Debut LP “Lunarterial” In Full

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In lieu of its release today, Finnish death/doom fiends Swallowed have made available their long-coming debut LP, Lunarterial, for full streaming and download over at Dark Descent Records official bandcamp. Borne in 2007, the meticulous death metal Fins have been honing their craft for years, having released only a careful discography of two demos and an EP,  outside of this year’s masterful album, no doubt, one of the year’s strongest releases within the genre. Stream and purchase Lunarterial  digitally via the Dark Descent widget below and pick the record up on vinyl via Me Saca Un Ojo Records here or on CD via Dark Descent here. HAIL DEATH.

 

 

TWITCHING TONGUES And DISGRACE Announce Mini-Homecoming Tour

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Having concluded their run with peers Code Orange a few days prior, California metallic hardcore outfits Twitching Tongues and Disgrace have announced dates for a mini-homecoming tour marking their return journey to California. Peep the full details below.
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Old Lines Streaming New LP “No Child Left Behind”

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Baltimore hardcore outfit Old Lines (Ex. Pulling Teeth and Ruiner) have released their new album, No Child Left Behind, out tomorrow on No Sleep Records, for full streaming over at their official bandcamp. The Baltimore fiends will be touring the US in support of the record later this month, hitting Brooklyn on the 24th and ending their run on the 24th of November. Peep the stream of No Child Left Behind along with full details for Old Lines’s tour below and pick up the album via No Sleep Records here.

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MAYHEM Announce Headlining Tour With WATAIN And REVENGE

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The infamous Mayhem have announced dates for an upcoming 18-date Winter tour alongside Swedish peers Watain and Ross Bay annihilators Revenge. The band will be supporting their 2014 release, Esoteric Warfare, released this past June on Season Of Mist Records. Peep the full tour dates below and follow the tour’s official Facebook page here for future updatesContinue reading