Pig Destroyer Open Pre-Orders For Previously Limited Mass & Volume EP; Announce Tour Dates

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Initially available as a limited digital download release fundraiser for the family of Relapse Records team member Pat Egan following his death in 2013, the two-track experimental doom Mass & Volume EP by innovative deathgrinders Pig Destroyer is now due for a one-time, never to be repressed CD/vinyl release according to news direct from the band and label this morning. Recorded in lieu of extra studio time during the band’s sessions on their 2007 LP Phantom Limb, Mass & Volume serves as a fine epilogue to the Bryan Harvey era of the band, marking his final contributions to the group since his tenure start on Pig Destroyer’s 1999 split with Gnob.

In addition, the band have also announced two live dates for December with Dropdead, one show serving as the band’s live Boston debut. Peep a teaser for Mass & Volume along with those show details below and pre-order the record digitally here or physically as CD or vinyl here. Continue reading

COLUMNS Streaming New Album “Please Explode”

columnsColumns, the band featuring members of Hemdale, Glass Casket and Wretched, will be releasing the awe-inspiring Please Explode next week and if you haven’t been following all the hype about the band, now is a good time to catch up. The band is currently streaming Please Explode over on MetalSucks and you can check out this masterful blitzkrieg of deathgrind after the jump. Grind on.       Continue reading

MISERY INDEX Release Music Video For “The Calling”

Misery-Index-The-Killing-Gods-CDDeathgrind horde Misery Index released their amazing new album The Killing Gods last month and the band has unveiled their new music video for their track “The Calling.” The video is really cool, shot completely in contrasted black and white. It has a very dark and bleak feel to it as a whole. Not to mention, the track is phenomenal. You can check out the video for “The Calling” after the jump.       Continue reading

Review: BLEED THE PIGS – “Overcompensations for Misery”

After being exposed to Nashville, TN’s Bleed the Pigs’s debut EP Mortis Fatum I was intrigued by the promise this young band showed. While showing great potential they nonetheless fell short of expanding their
sound beyond the already aging Entombedcore sound pioneered by Nails and further popularized by a host of bands. However on their followup EP, Overcompensations for Misery they have smashed right thru the
glass ceiling and have, in my mind, established themselves as a force to be reckoned with in the national punk/hardcore/powerviolence scene.

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MISERY INDEX Streaming New Album “The Killing Gods”

Misery-Index-The-Killing-GodsDeathgrind behemoths Misery Index will be releasing their fantastic new record in a few weeks and you can now stream The Killing Gods in full. You know you want this deep down inside of you and you crave it. Misery Index have yet to put out material that was less than great, so do what’s right and stream their new album two weeks before it’s actually released. Check it out after the jump.      Continue reading

MISERY INDEX Streaming New Track “The Killing Gods”

Misery-Index-The-Killing-GodsA while back I wrote about a new Misery Index track “The Calling” from their forthcoming The Killing Gods and now the deathgrinders have unleashed yet another masterpiece. This time around, the band has unveiled the albums title track and it is absolutely astonishing. Check out this blistering bastard below.     Continue reading

MISERY INDEX Streaming New Track “The Calling”

Misery-Index-The-Killing-Gods-CDDeathgrind kings Misery Index are back to old tricks and are currently streaming a vicious, malicious beast of a track called “The Calling.” This track comes off of the bands forthcoming album The Killing Gods which is going to be released in May. Check out “The Calling” after the jump.     Continue reading

MISERY INDEX Streaming New Song: “Conjuring The Cull”

Oh shit, son. Misery Index are back and more brutal than ever. The band has taken four years since releasing their last full-length but it doesn’t seem like the band has lost any momentum. The band has unleashed the massive track “Conjuring The Cull,” which is currently streaming over on Lambgoat. Dude. Seriously. Go check it out!

Misery Index will release The Killing Gods on May 27th via Season of Mist.

FUCK THE FACTS Announce Mexican Tour, Release WARSORE Cover

Contrary to popular belief, the Canadian grindfiends who released Disgorge Mexico have actually never toured Mexico. Until today that is. That’s right, Fuck The Facts will kick off their Mexican tour alongside Landmine Marathon and Rottenness on this very day. After the jump you can peep the dates and you can also check out FTF‘s rad cover of Warsore‘s “Thief,” which will be released at some point on a Warsore tribute album. Radness all around.     Continue reading

CRETIN Enter Studio: New Album Slated For Fall 2014 Release

photo_4aa6a45Death metal / grindcore misfits CRETIN have entered the studio to begin recording their long-awaited and highly anticipated sophomore release.  Due out this Fall via Relapse Records, this will be the quartet’s first new material in over 8 years.  The album will be recorded at Compound Recordings in Santa Cruz, CA.

Review: TRANSIENT- “Transient”

Even in this day and agem women are discriminated against. From the workplace to the home, women find themselves fighting all the way for the same things that men take for granted. Even in metal, you’ll still find the stereotypical misogynist who believes women have no place in the pit , or worse, have no place as the frontwoman in a band. However, it’s women like Transient singer Krysta Martinez who continue to fight an uphill battle for women everywhere. And on their self-titled LP, grindcore band Transient make it perfectly clear that women not only are able to hold their own playing guitar or bass, they also possess the pipes to scream and shout with the best of them.

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Excised And Anatomised: EVOCATION Streaming CARCASS Cover

Not too long ago I told you about Evocation and their (soon to be released) new EP Excised And Anatomised which is a covers album. The album features fantastic renditions of tracks by the greats At The Gates, Napalm Death and more. The band has unleashed the first cover from the album and what is it you ask?     Continue reading

Review: “INCIDENT AT APE CANYON” by Various Artists

When you throw eighty-three tracks from nine different bands on a single CD, you immediately have my attention. I am a huge fan of grindcore, as you all should know by now, and my good friend Andy, of Captain Three Leg, has sent me a spectacular nine-band split titled Incident At Ape Canyon and never before have I sat down with something this huge to review. I figured it would take me a while, so I sat down with at my computer with a juice and my electric cigarette, determined to push through this wall of vicious grindcore. I know a few of the bands on this album, but there are a lot that I don’t know. I look forward to getting schooled on this one.      Continue reading

Here Comes The Boom: Summer Slaughter Line-Up Announced

I know there are more than a handful of you who hit up the Summer Slaughter festival every year, even if it’s for a single band. Every metal site looks forward to this tour for the simple reason of wanting to see who has been announced will be a part of Summer Slaughter. This years line-up looks fucking killer, if I say so myself. Check out the full line-up and poster below.     Continue reading