Placentia, CA straight edge hardcore outfit Enough Said (featuring members of Twitching Tongues, Disgrace and Pocketknife) are currently streaming their long-awaited debut EP Heritage Day in full, the group’s first official release following demos in 2010 and 2013. Featuring five tracks composed of equal parts early New York hardcore and X-Claim! Records, Heritage Day is available now for order from Thick Skin Records and Fight ‘Em All Records and will see its official record release on September 6th at Fullerton’s Programme Skate & Sound alongside local peers Fury, Discrepancy and Forced Order alongside visiting Baltimore fiends, Mindset. Stream Heritage Day in full below, download it free here and purchase it from Fineprint Records here, Fight ‘Em All Records here or pick it up direct at the record release show.
Old Wounds have premiered a new track from their upcoming EP, Death Projection, over at Mass Appeal. The New Jersey metallic hardcore quartet bring you “Ritual”, a track that churns raw, aggressive riffs that will snap many a neck in under two-minutes. Head over to Mass Appeal to check it out now.
Out of the blue, Greensboro, NC grindcore/crust unit Torch Runner have returned, along with details for their upcoming sophomore LP, Endless Nothing, which if the debut single “Godlust” is any sign, signals only an amplification of brutalistic quality for the group. Due out September 30th via Southern Lord Records, Endless Nothing is an effort “reaching new depths of auditory violence”, according to the group’s press release. As the evidence stands so far, I believe it. Check out the new track “Godlust” along with full album artwork and tracklistings for Endless Nothing below.
Wilmington, NC hardcore up and comers Society Sucker have released a new track entitled “Repeat Offender” off of their upcoming debut self-titled EP, due out September 16th via GTR! Records. Stream it below and pre-order Society Sucker on its various vinyl variations here or digitally here if you like what you hear.
Society Sucker’s previous release was their 2013 Demo, available for stream and free download via their official bandcamp here.
Dublin, Ireland metallic hardcore outfit Frustration have released a music video for the crushing title track of their upcoming EP, I Don’t Think God Heard Me, which will be up for pre-order this Sunday via German record label Farewell Records. In addition, Frustration are kicking off a European tour with peers Niburu next week. Check out the video for “I Don’t Think God Heard Me” along with full details for that tour below. Continue reading
Code Orange have premiered their highly-anticipated new record, I Am King, over at Consequence of Sound. The album will officially be released on September 2nd via Deathwish, Inc. But for those of us who couldn’t wait any longer, Consequence of Sound is helping us satiate our appetites. The album is quite the contrast, for the most part, to the group’s previous efforts. I Am King shows a lot more straight-forward metal-influence and some emphasis on groove. Check it out for yourself and tell us what you think.
Portland trio Sloths have premiered the opening cut from their forthcoming Twenty Years EP over at Metal Underground. The track is entitled “Elegy” and in under three minutes in length it churns out a procession of melodic, high octane riffs that run the gamut of post-hardcore, metallic hardcore and everything in between. Check out the track for yourself over at Metal Underground.
Twenty Years will be available digitally this Friday, August 29th. A physical release is due out in October through The Ghost is Clear, Don’t Live Like Me and Illuminasty Records.
You can check out Sloths’ previous release on their Bandcamp page.
Cruel Hand will release their new album The Negatives late next month and the band has released their new music video for their track “Unhinged – Unraveled.” It’s a fucking weird video, and while I’ve never been the biggest Cruel Hand fan, I don’t hate this song. You can check out the video after the jump and see what you think. Continue reading
Retox and Narrows have released new tracks from their forthcoming split 7″ EP that is due out through ThreeOneG on December 2nd. Narrows bring the slow-burning, grumpy riffage on their track ‘Ride the Lion” while Retox break out hyperspeed, frenetic punk on their track “This Should Hurt a Little Bit”. You can stream both tracks after the break.
Pre-orders for the 7″ can be placed here.
Vicious hardcore visionaries Baptists will be releasing what is sure to be one of the most ferocious albums of the year in the form of Bloodmines, which is due out in October and the band has given us all a glimpse as to what is in store for us. Baptists have baptized us in glass and sawdust with their new track “Harm Induction” which you can hear after the jump. Stream it or fuck off. Continue reading
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
I fell head over heels for Xerxes a while back and then the band kinda fell off of my radar. Well, look who’s back and kicking ass? Xerxes will be releasing a new record titled Collision Blonde in October and the band has also *unveiled a rad new track titled “Exit 123,” which can be heard below. I love this new track and I honestly think it is one of my favorite Xerxes tracks to date. Stay tuned for more. Continue reading
Western Massachusetts metallic hardcore group Revenge have released a new track entitled “Coven Ov The Wolf” off of their upcoming third LP, The Heavens Are Empty. The record will be self-released on drummer Will Hirst’s new up and coming label Rat Trax Records this September. Stream the track below and pre-order The Heavens Are Empty on digital download here or on CD here or pick it up direct at the band’s record release show at The Waterfront in Holyoke, MA on September 14th. Continue reading