I’ve been ranting about Plebeian Grandstand for a good while now and about how much I adore their music and now I urge you all to stream the bands latest effort, the ever-entrancing Lowgazers. Plebeian Grandstand is one of those bands who constantly gain momentum and never, ever let you down. The band has done their greatest work on Lowgazers and you need to check this out. Stream the album in full after the jump. Continue reading
My homies Corrupt Moral Altar have been destroying in the underground British grind scene and now they have announced that they have landed a contract at Season Of Mist Records. This is pretty phenomenal considering this band is insanely talented and already highly respected in not only their homeland, but worldwide. After yesterdays announcement that my friends in The Drip have also landed a record deal, it’s obviously a good time to grind. Check out Corrupt Moral Altar‘s 2013 EP Whiskey Sierra below.
even if Tom doesn’t have the rad mustache anymore I even hear Tom has his rad mustache back! Continue reading
Washington’s body slamming grindcore outfit The Drip have unleashed the details on their forthcoming EP and Relapse Records debut, A Presentation of Gruesome Poetics. The new EP features six new tracks recorded by Joel Grind (Toxic Holocaust) and mastered by Brad Boatright (Tragedy, From Ashes Rise, etc). Relapse will release the EP digitally and on CD and vinyl on April 15th in North America. Germany and Benelux will be able to get their hands on it on April 11th while the UK and everywhere else will be able to grind on April 14th. Below you will find the artwork, track listing, and a stream of their new track “Rise To Failure”.
Even before the release of their debut LP, Songs of Descent, Nashville, TN’s Yautja were already being lauded as the next greatest band in heavy music. Now that the record has had a chance to see the light of day, that assertion seems legit. Featuring members of Coliseum, Gnarwhal, Nameless Cults and others, Yautja amalgamate death metal and grind with intense, discordant hardcore and infuse it with elements of sludge and crust. Filled with crushing drum patterns, distorted low-end grooves, explosive guitar lines and gnarled vocals, Songs of Descent is simply captivating.
In this interview with American Aftermath, vocalist/guitarist Shibby Poole and drummer/vocalist Tyler Coburn discussed the album and how Yautja came to be, as well as their diverse sound, which they like to call “Heavy Metal Thunder.” Continue reading
The forward-thinking grindcore outfit Gridlink have released their third and final album Longhena for all to enjoy. The 28 track behemoth (14 of which are “karaoke” versions) is out now via Handshake Inc and physical copies can be purchased at this location. You can stream the album after the break. Let it blow your mind.
My day started up late, circa 1 PM, nauseated and banged up from the usual “it’s probably Asbestos” climate of my upstairs bedroom. What started as just a few videos on r/youtubehaiku somehow turned into two hours and at that point, I presumed it to be the right time to start the day with some breakfast. Fish cake noodles…along with a viewing of Bad Boys II, which culminated around the slo-mo sequence where Martin Lawrence gets shot in the ass, the fated dropoff point for the eternally damned Michael Bay film which to the chagrin of the writers of Hot Fuzz, I have yet to finish. My pops and I headed down from Van Nuys to Pomona for me to hit up Gnarmageddon III at the Glasshouse and for him, to prepare for the day after of midi-tracked keyboard karaoke sessions AKA every party my family will ever celebrate AKA IN THIS INSTANCE as my grandpa and uncle’s death anniversary party version 2K14. Continue reading
Italian grinders Cripple Bastards have premiered their forthcoming album, Nero in Metastasi, over at Noisey. The album will be released next Tuesday, February 18th with pre-orders still be offered here. This is probably some of the best grind you will hear so far this year. Your body is not ready for the punishment it is about to endure. Head over to Noisey to stream the album now.
Polish grindcore act Ass to Mouth have premiered the opening track from their forthcoming album, Degenerate, over at Heavy Blog is Heavy. The track is entitled “44 & 41″ and it hits you like drunk driver, crushing you under its wheels of grinding grooves. It’s only a little over 60 seconds long, so you have no excuse NOT to listen to it. Head over to Heavy Blog is Heavy to check it out.
Degenerate will be released on February 18th via Selfmadegod.
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
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.
Brutal Truth have premiered the official video for their demented seven-minute dirge “The Stroy” from their recent split LP with Bastard Noise, The Axiom of Post Inhumanity, over at Terrorizer. The cyclone of harsh noise is set to warped and kaleidoscopic images of Brutal Truth themselves. You can view the video after the break as well as stream the entire split.
In addition to the video, the band have begun announcing dates for their final European tour. You can view those after the break well.
Would you like to enjoy some grinding chaos this evening? Of course you would, why am I even asking? Yautja’s debut full length, Songs of Descent, is the perfect purveyor of said grinding chaos that you will come across lately. The album will officially be released on February 11th, but you can stream the album in advance over at Pitchfork. Get on it.
Nashville’s finest purveyor’s of angular grinding madness, Yautja, have premiered a new track from their forthcoming album over at Invisible Oranges. This new track is entitled “Denihilist” and it features massive, lurching, choppy riffs that will eat away at your sanity. Head over to Invisible Oranges to check it out. Additionally, you can check previously released tracks “Faith Resigned” and “Concrete Tongue” here and here.
Songs of Descent will be released on February 1st. Tour dates can be found after the break as well.
France’s grinding demolition crew Stuntman have unleashed their new album, Incorporate the Excess, on the world. Heavy Blog Is Heavy have premiered an exclusive stream of the entire angular, noisy goodness and you’d be wise to check it out now. Head over there to bash your brains in and order your copy here.
The album will officially be released on Saturday, January 18th.