Never before have I heard of Nux Vomica, but I gotta admit, their music is definitely interesting. I mean, how can you have a name like Nux Vomica and be lame? Not possible, right? Well, this Portland-based act have recently signed to Relapse Records and they have released a track off of their forthcoming, self-titled album. The track is called “The Reeling” and it is a twelve minute beast of a song that will hypnotize and haunt you. Check it out. Continue reading
Deathcrustsludge monstrosity Age Of Woe, who I fucking adore, have just released their new video for the amazing track “Born Of Fire.” The video depicts “non-violent resistance, something that is taken for granted in the west. The clips in the video comes from the acclaimed documentary movie “5 Broken Cameras” and it shows the people of the Palestinian village of Bil’in and their struggle to keep their village and their land.”
It’s pretty rad. Spliced in are clips of the band performing which, all in all, make this a pretty stellar video. Check it out: Continue reading
French crusty hardcore outfit Direwolves released a phenomenal EP titled Me From Myself, To Banish and anyone who listened to that beast has been anxiously awaiting the arrival of the bands debut full-length. Well, it has been announced that the band will release their debut album ÆGRI SOMNIA will be released next month. The band has issued a teaser for the record, which you can check out after the jump. Prepare yourself. Continue reading
The North Carolina metallic hardcore trio Torch Runner have announced that they have inked a deal with Southern Lord for the release of their forthcoming sophomore full length. The band is currently finalizing the new album at Legitimate Business in Greensboro, North Carolina with Kris Hilbert at the helm. On the new album, the band collectively stated:
We all feel like we are really hitting our stride with the songs on this record. We’ve been a band for seven years now, and everything we’re writing is stronger than ever. This is the fastest record that we’ve written without a doubt. We’ve all put a ton of ourselves into the writing of this record on all fronts, and I think the emotion that comes with that is better shown through the music and the lyrics in this album than anything that we’ve done up to this point. We have taken our writing to a more personal level with this record; more concerned with externalizing the anger and frustration that we all face internally. While a lot of the songs deal with different specific themes, I think they can all be deconstructed to show the same idea- which is the internal battle and desolation that we face after realizing that our existence is utterly inconsequential.
More info on the forthcoming album will be released in the coming weeks. Until then, you can stream the band’s previous full length Committed to the Ground after the break.
In this review Profane Existence, one the most trusted names in crust/d-beat, were kind enough to furnish me with preview copies of their 2013 Limited Edition Singles Series. With 12 7″s of some the best crust, d-beat, powerviolence, grind,Oi!, and even some folk punk; your ears will sure to never find themselves bored with this eclectic mix of all things punk.
I coulda fucking sworn that I posted about Deaf Kids at least once of this site. I literally remember writing it, but now I can’t seem to find it. Maybe I’m mistaking it for one of the many articles on the band I have read over on CVLT Nation. Anyway, if you haven’t checked out and gotten into Brazil’s Deaf Kids, you’re missing out. This band is vicious, thundering and clearly out of their minds.
The band is currently streaming three new tracks from their new album The Upper Hand, which is currently looking for a label to call home. You can check out the three tracks off of the new record below thanks to CVLT Nation. Continue reading
Of Feather And Bone is an entity of filthy blackened crust thrust upon the world at large. Their aggressive nature is not hard to enjoy if you’re into the dirty and crushing. I have only recently gotten into the band but I am beyond stoked that I did.
I am proud to bring you a new track from Of Feather And Bone today. The track is called “Disbelief In The Absolute” and it comes off of the bands forthcoming 7″ which you can read about below. I hit up OFAB vocalist/bassist Alvino and asked a few quick questions about the release. Get melted, my good readers. Continue reading
Something Other Than Yourself
Canada has distinguished itself in this new century with some quality extreme music bands rising to international scene recognition.From all of Chris Colohan’s projects to the Endless Blockade and the band that rose from the ashes of TEB;Column of Heaven there has been quite a few metal and hardcore bands that have made a name for Canada.Vancouver’s Burning Ghats,while lesser known,are making a case for themselves
to be included among the giants of heavy music in the Great White North.
Agrimonia is a genus of a species of herbaceous flowering plants that sprout beautiful golden yellow flowers. The Gothenberg based band of the same name sprouts nothing of the sort. Instead of golden yellow flowers, you get blistering fifteen minute metal passages on a relentless path to crush you. Agrimonia’s third full length record Rites of Separation will test your endurance and not because the track’s are long, but because the tracks are so powerful you may not be able to take it all in at once. They’re certainly more enthralling than a perennial plant.
By Lane Oliver
In the four years since Extinction of Humanity, the Austin metal-heads Mammoth Grinder have been carefully crafting their next opus. With a few splits and 7” hinting at what’s to come, the body will still not be fully prepared for Mammoth Grinder’s third full length, Underworlds. Underworlds is a high velocity, bone shattering collection of the band’s most virulent material to date. These are the unholy chants to summon some subterranean beast from its billion year slumber to wreak havoc upon an unsuspecting civilization and your ear holes.
By Lane Oliver
After two crushing EP’s, it’s high time that Dead in the Dirt deliver a full length record unto us. Well, the Atlanta bastard trio of all things crust and chaos certainly deliver on The Blind Hole. With twenty-two tracks clocking in at just under twenty-four minutes, The Blind Hole is a short but sweet excursion down a demented grindcore path riddled with riddled with the decaying remains of listeners’ sanities.
Badass crustcore filthmongers All Pigs Must Die have just unleashed their latest album Nothing Violates This Nature upon the world and you need to hear it. I recently reviewed the album (see here) and I fucking adore it. It’s a punishing assault of pulverizing hardcore, which is exactly what you should expect from a band this powerful. If you need further incentive to purchase this album, just test out the track below and stream the album in full here via Revolver Mag. Continue reading