Employed To Serve is a rad band from the UK that I was introduced to a while back by Oblivionized guitarist Sammy Urwin, who is also the guitarist for EtS and Regurgitate Life. It’s spastic, grinding madness and I absolutely love it. Well, Employed To Serve released a new album a few weeks ago and I am just now hearing about it. Click on over after the jump to check out a full stream of Change Nothing, Regret Everything. Continue reading
The great masters of sickening gore Aborted will release their latest monstrosity The Necrotic Manifesto in just two weeks and the band has released a lyric video for their track “Coffin Upon Coffin.” Holy shit, this band gets better and better with every release and I can’t wait to sit down and listen to the new record. Check out the lyric video for “Coffin Upon Coffin” after the jump. Continue reading
Pissed off UK grind band The Afternoon Gentlemen, of whom I adore, haven’t released any music since their 2012 split with Suffering Mind, but the band is back and angrier than ever. The band will unleash a new 3-song 7″ in June and they are currently streaming one of the new tracks “Grind In The Mind.” Woah. This is amazing, but duh, it’s The Afternoon Gentlemen. 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.
Blackened grind misfits Killgasm will be releasing their latest filth in the form of A Stab In The Heart Of Christ which will be released late next month. The band is currently streaming a dastardly beast of a track over on NoCleanSinging, which I have embedded below. This track kills… Everything. Get blasted after the jump. Continue reading
Canadian grinders Fuck The Facts have announced tour plans that start as soon as this weekend. The band will head out on the 12th for the Grinding The US And Canada Tour and if you’re in the vicinity of any of these shows and you don’t go see one of the most interesting bands in grindcore, you’re just a loser. Check out the dates after the jump. Continue reading
So, I found out about The Drip a good long while back and I have grown to absolutely love these dudes and their music. The Drip are a grinding whallop packed like a bowl with hatred and intensity. The band is preparing for the release of their new EP, which also stands as the bands Relapse debut, of which I am beyond stoked to be premiering here today.To go along with the stream, I caught up with guitarist and homie Bobby Mansfield for a few questions. Check it out after the jump where you can also stream A Presentation Of Gruesome Poetics. 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.
One of my favorite newer bands is Enabler, a vicious grinding hardcore act out of Wisconsin who… Just destroy. The band has had numerous releases, all of which have been phenomenal and they will be releasing their sophomore album La Fin Absolue Du Monde. The album itself is an homage to John Carpenter’s Cigarette Burns and it is already proving to be amazing based off of one track. The band has just unleashed “Prey” over on MetalSucks and you can peep that out after the jump. It’s short. It’s sweet. It will eat your soul like Tim Curry in white make-up. Prepare. Beyond here, there be monsters. Continue reading
Corrupt Moral Altar are an amazing band that I have been a fan of since their inception. I have also struck a friendship with the bands drummer Tom Dring, who I have stated many times in the past is the owner of the best mustache in grindcore. I recently caught up with Tom to talk about his mustache, their recent signing with Season Of Mist and much more. Read on. Continue reading
I love Buried At Birth. They are an amazing band and great people. Vocalist Veronica used to write a cooking column here on AA, did you know that? Anyway, the band is celebrating their tenth year as a band and they will be releasing a new album this year! Buried At Birth have unveiled their first new song since their self-titled 2012 EP. Check out “Nine Of Swords” after the jump.
Whoresnation are a band that I have been listening to for a while but for some reason I missed the release of their latest album earlier this month. The French band with such an amazing name takes grindcore to new heights and completely decimates everything in its way. Taking cues from Napalm Death and Rotten Sound but adding their own distinct flavor and flow, Whoresnation are most definitely one of the most important grindcore bands that you don’t know exist. Continue reading
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.