If you don’t remember Have Heart, they were a killer straight edge hardcore band from Massachusetts that called it quits back in 2009. Well, four of the five members of Have Heart have returned under the name Free and they have just unleashed a killer demo, which you can stream and download below. Check it out. It’s rad as all hell. Continue reading
French post-hardcore outfit Ellipse have released a new track from their upcoming full-length, À Nos Traîtres. The new tune is titled “Ascension” and it collects spiraling melodies, driving post-hardcore rhythms and bouncing metalcore/djent-esque riffs. Stream the energetic track after the break along with previous single, “Ruines”.
À Nos Traîtres will be released on December 12 via Finisterian Dead End.
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Los Angeles post-hardcore trio Ghostlimb (Graf Orlock, etc) have premiered a new track from their upcoming fifth full-length album, Difficult Loves, at Brooklyn Vegan. Titled “Treason Fluently”, the new track barrels froward with grinding rhythms that collide head-on with triumphant post-hardcore melodies and metalcore adjacent riffs. The band’s own Justin Smith (Graf Orlock) commented on the upcoming album:
I feel like Difficult Loves is the most developed in what we have sought to do over the last ten years. True to form, it is about history, politics, and environmental stuff but it brings in a lot more from the literary realm. The title of the record is from an Italo Calvino book. It is about glimpses into normal peoples’ lives – more about capturing a feeling than being a crusader of some dialectical change.”
Check out the track here and view the album’s artwork and track listing after the break.
Difficult Loves will be released on February 5, 2016 via Vitriol Records.
One of my all time favorite bands is the cinema-grind act Graf Orlock. They’re music is wild, chaotic and fucking insane. The band will be releasing their new EP Crime Traveler next year and if you want a dose of it right now, then I’ve got amazing news for you. Graf has unleashed a new track titled “A Descent Proposal In A Shitty Alley” and you want/need this in your life. Check it out below, via Noisey. Continue reading
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Denver-based rowdy post-hardcore outfit Muscle Beach have premiered a new track from their upcoming self-titled album at PopMatters. Titled “Pressure Kills”, the rambunctious track weaves together angular riffs, dissonant aggression, driving grooves and Blood Brothers-esque eccentricity. It’s a gloriously off-balance track. Stream it now.
Muscle Beach will be released on December 4 via Sailor Records.
Vision of Disorder have premiered a new track from their upcoming album, Razed to the Ground, at Decibel. Titled “Electric Sky”, the new track churns out bouncing, Metalcore adjacent grooves and thrashing hardcore rhythms in abundance. Metallic, dissonant breakdowns and Alice in Chains-esque vocal melodies can also be heard in this storming tune. Check it out at this location.
Razed to the Ground will be released on November 27 via Candlelight Records. Pre-order here.
Chaotic hardcore heathens The Rodeo Idiot Engine will be releasing their highly anticipated new album Malaise next week, but the band want you to embrace the album by streaming a new track titled “Carrying Icons.” This is one of the nastiest, fiercest tracks I’ve ever heard from TRIE. Check out the track below, via CVLT Nation. Continue reading
Buffalo, New York-based metallic hardcore act Malfunction have premiered their upcoming album, Fear of Failure, at Brooklyn Vegan. The record will officially be released this Friday, November 20 via Bridge Nine. Stream the uncompromisingly heavy record at this location and be sure to check them out on tour with Terror, Code Orange and Take Offense. Those dates can be found below.
Seattle chaotic hardcore outfit Mercy Ties have premiered their forthcoming full-length, Proper Corruption, at Invisible Oranges. The album will officially be released this Friday, November 20 via Glory Kid Ltd. This 20 minute, stormer of a record is a must listen for fans of Converge, Coalesce and all things chaotic and aggressive. For those who want their teeth knocked out, stream the record here.
Pittsburgh metallic hardcore outfit Eternal Sleep have announced they have signed with New York label Closked Casket Activities for the release of their debut full-length record, which is due out early spring 2016. The new record, titled The Emptiness Of…, is currently being recorded with Andy Nelson (Weekend Nachos, etc) and will be mastered by Brad Boatright (Nails, etc). The band comments on the recent signing:
“We couldn’t be more excited about working with Closed Casket Activities. They have released amazing records by our peers as well as bands we’ve looked up to since we were younger. It’s an honor to join such an awesome roster.”
Closed Casket Activities comments:
“I’ve been a fan of Eternal Sleep since their first EP. I couldn’t be happier to release their debut full length, The Emptiness Of…, and am truly excited to see them continue to grow and tour on this record.”
More details regarding the release are slated to be unveiled in early 2016. In the meantime, check out the band’s previous work here.
One of my favorite bands of the last few years is Fucking Invincible. These dudes absolutely slay and they’re prepping the release of their new EP I Hate Myself And Want You To Die next month. If you loved what you heard last year, then know that you’re in for some rad shit. The band is currently streaming their new track “Cross/Uncross,” which you can check out below, courtesy of our friends CVLT Nation. Continue reading
Loud, raucous hardcore act Chain Gang Grave will unleash their album Bury Them And Keep Quiet on the unsuspecting masses on Friday and you need to be ready for this. This band is raw and rad and they’re currently streaming the aforementioned album over on Stereogum. I’m digging this madness and I think you will to. Check out a stream of Bury Them And Keep Quiet below. RAD. Continue reading
French metallic hardcore outfit The Rodeo Idiot Engine premiered a new track from their upcoming album , «Malaise», earlier this week at Metal Sucks. Titled “Le Parfum”, the swelling, chaotic track opens up the new album is flurry of noise, blackened screamo and complex, jarring riffs that lie somewhere between hardcore and mathcore. Stream the track after the break.
«Malaise» will be released on November 23 via Throatruiner Records.
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Rhode Island powerviolence outfit Fucking Invincible (Dropdead, Daughters) have announced the release of a new EP. The new EP, which follows 2014’s It’ll Get Worse Before It Gets Better LP, will be titled I Hate Myself and I Want You to Die and will be released on December 16 via Atomic Action Records. The new release will feature eight tracks that collectively span a mere seven minutes in length. The EP’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break.
Muscle Beach are a relatively new name in post-hardcore and their Fugazi/Refused-worshiping ways are glorious. The band will unleash their self-titled debut in December and if you want to peep some of the goods, check out the bands new track “Eagle Wizard” below. The track premiered over on New Noise and it is fucking rad. Check it below. Continue reading