Young And In The Way are definitely one of my favorite bands currently. Their raw, abrasive style of blackened crust is something that I find myself heavily gravitating towards and their new album When Life Comes To Death is the greatest example of how amazing this band is. YAITW have released a music video for the new track “Be My Blood” and I can honestly say I would be anything for this band. Check out the rad, Max Moore-directed video after the jump. Continue reading
Enabler has since their formation in 2009 gained a sizable following by releasing a plethora of LPs, EPs, and splits showcasing their potent combo of punk,hardcore,thrash,grind, and crust. Following up on their critically acclaimed 2012 LP All Hail The Void, released on Southern Lord Records, will be La Fin Absolue Du Monde, a rawer ,even more intense exercise in brutality than anything else in Enabler’s discography.
Singer/guitarist/main songwriter Jeff Lohrber was kind enough to sit down with me for an interview via email. Read on after the break.
German crust punk outfit, Mind, have announced the release of their third full length record. The new record will be entitled Save Yourself From Hell and will see a release through Selfmadegod on April 29th. The album will feature eight new furious tracks, two of which will feature guest vocals from the likes of Denis Boardman (Doom) and Dean Jones (Extreme Noise Terror). Pre-orders for the effort can be obtained here (international) or here (U.S.). You can check out the album’s artwork and track listing below.
Well holy fuck! Who else is beyond stoked that the unholy horde Trap Them are back!? It has been far too long but Blissfucker will soon be upon us! The band will release their latest offering of filth this June and you can stream a vicious new track called “Salted Crypts.” Check it out! Continue reading
One of my favorite record labels in hardcore and metal music today is Deathwish Inc. (home of Deafheaven, Converge, Code Orange Kids, Modern Life Is War, Punch and many more). And over the past few days they’ve been teasing and counting down to a major announcement of some kind. None of us knew what it was, many assumed it could be an album release of some sort but the label dropped no hints until the announcement came today in the form of the picture you see above you.
Milwaukee based hardcore/crust/thrash/grind/whatever unit Enabler will see the release of their second full length, La Fin Absolue Du Monde this spring. Set to hit stores in vinyl and CD versions this May 27, just one day after their debut appearance at Maryland Deathfest. A collaborative effort between San Francisco based Creator-Destructor Records and NYC-area-based The Compound, the label arm of media/PR outfit The Earsplit Compound, La Fin Absolue Du Monde, (“the absolute end of the world” in French) , comes hot on the heels of Shift of Redemption and Flies , the two EPs the band released in 2013.
Furiosity is the name of the game and a ton of bands play it. The fraction of those bands who both play it and play it interesting enough to keep my attention are bands who earn my respect, especially if I have never heard of said band before. Such is the case with Nux Vomica, who I have only learned of recently. This is a band that creates pissed off, crusty music and isn’t one-and-done in less than ninety seconds. I mean, the first song on the bands new record is seconds away from being twenty minutes in length. Continue reading
North Carolina’s black metal/crust hybrid, Young and in the Way, have announced the release of their third full length album. The album will bear the titled When Life Comes Death and will see a release through Deathwish, Inc on May 27th. The album’s cover art and track listing can be found after the break. Pre-ordering information is slated to be released very soon.
Destructive, crusty hardcore is a fascination of mine, my favorite genre of music to listen to, so when new up-and-comers emerge on the scene, I keep my ear to the ground. I was introduced to Catholic Girls recently when I received their latest 7″ Distant. The record contains five tracks of pure devastation and sounds absolutely brilliant on wax. There is something about this band that really hit me hard and that’s what makes me thing Catholic Girls will be your new favorite bands that you had no idea existed. Continue reading
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.