Bay Area hardcore/punk/post-punk/whatever band Ceremony announced today the release date for their new LP. Set for a May 19 2015 release once again thru Matador Records, The L-Shaped Man is a literal, metaphorical, and metaphysical quantum leap from their early days and even just from their last album Zoo.
Read on after the break for the details including pre-ordering info and tour dates:
Following their furious 2014 demo, D.C. crossover act Red Death (members of Protester, Genocide Pact) have released for stream “Permanent Exile”, the frenzied title track off of their upcoming debut LP of the same name. If the single is any indication, expectations are high. Listen to the track below, pre-order Permanent Exile, due for release April 21st via Grave Mistake Records, here and catch Red Death on their upcoming full US run with UK’s THE FLEX, dates below. Continue reading
WAKE and Primitive Man, two of the most promising young bands in extreme music are making preparations for their upcoming spring tour which will see them getting the party started right in Denver May 15 and bringing things to a close in St.Louis 5/28. With stops along the way in D.C., with The Body and Water Torture, and in Charm City at MDF with the millions of amazing bands that play that event every year.
This tour will cover both ends of the extreme music spectrum with Primitive Man bringing the slow, crushing, low-end pain with their punishing brand of blackened sludge/doom while WAKE will be providing the SPEEEED!! with the unending power and mania that is their hardcore/grind attack.
Continue after the break for tour dates and tour poster:
Pennsylvanian hardcore outfit CDC have announced a string of Spring tour dates in support of their recently released EP, End. The band will be delivering beatdowns across the East Coast and Puerto Rico starting April 2. The tour will include an appearance at Southern Beast Fest in Jacksonville, Florida, alongside Cro-Mags, Earth Crisis and others. You can check out the touring schedule after the break, along with a stream of End.
UK hardcore/oi outfit Violent Reaction have released for stream Marching On, the group’s sophomore LP and first release on new label Revelation Records, ahead of its street date of March 31st. Listen to the record via BlowTheScene here, pre-order it here and catch Violent Reaction live on their upcoming East Coast tour with brethren Arms Race, dates and details below. Continue reading
Bridge 9 Recs is proud to announce the signing of Midwest hardcore stalwarts Bent Life. Based out of Lincoln, Nebraska with roots dating back to 2010 Bent Life have made a name for themselves in today’s hardcore landscape with EP releases on Lost Time and 6131 Records and tours with such hxc luminaries as Naysayer, Bitter End, and Alpha and Omega among others. Well known and well liked for their brand of heavy hardcore in the vein of Merauder and Outburst, BL’s next release
will be a two-song EP on Bad Teeth Recordings. Be on the lookout for Bent Life’s B 9 debut set for release later this year.
UK’s THE FLEX have released for stream a new EP entitled Don’t Bother With The Outside World. Teased earlier this year, the six-song outting is expected out this Spring via the veritable Lockin’ Out Records. Stream the full EP below and catch THE FLEX flexing on their upcoming full US trek, kicking off next month, with DC brethren Red Death, details also below. Continue reading
California Troy-worshiping metallic hardcore outfit God’s Hate (featuring members of Twitching Tongues) have returned with “Father Inferior”, the band’s first new material since their awesome debut EP Divine Injustice early 2014. The new single serves as a teaser for the band’s Summer-expected debut LP, Mass Murder, and was recorded with Taylor Young at The Pit Studios in Van Nuys and mastered with Brad Boatright at Audiosiege Studios. Stream “Father Inferior” exclusively over at BloodyDisgusting and pre-order the limited 7″ single of the track via Closed Casket Activities here. Additionally, be sure to catch God’s Hate playing at United Blood, at the second date of No Warning’s reunion shows and supporting their California brethren in Disgrace around appearances at New England Metal Fest, dates below. Love live True Detective samples. Continue reading
New Jersey hardcore label Bleeding Edges have announced their next run of releases: a flexi for UK’s THE FLEX and a limited promo tape (featuring two new tracks off of their upcoming EP Chained as well as a rerecorded demo track) for rising DC hardcore act Pure Disgust. Both releases are currently available for streaming and free download on Bleeding Edges’s official bandcamp here, with the Pure Disgust tape due for release in a week at Damaged City Fest and THE FLEX’s flexi due for release next month.
Stream THE FLEX’s Flexual Healing Volume 5: Do You Think I’m Flexi? below:
Stream Pure Disgust’s promo tape for Chained below:
Be sure to catch both bands on their respective US tours, full details below. If you’re sleeping, you’re dead.
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One of the best current post hardcore/shoegaze/art rock bands in the United States, CITY OF SHIPS, released their third full length record Ultraluminal today. Many an interviewer is quick to point out the influences in this band’s sound; namely HUM’S galactic bombast, and SWERVEDRIVER’S calculated guitar motifs. However, it should really be said that CITY OF SHIPS know the value of first rate songs and their new album is front to back, just that. I spoke to vocalist/guitarist Eric Jernigan about their new record Ultraluminal.
Super Unison, the new post-hardcore outfit featuring ex-Punch vocalist Meghan O’Neil, are currently streaming a new track from their upcoming debut 7″(no release date as of yet) on their Bandcamp. The track, titled “Recognize You”, will pummel you with its immediate crushing riffs, melodic yet scathing verses and O’Neil’s consistently brash and powerful vocals. Feel free to stream the jam after the break.
Who’s a fan of hardcore?! THIS GUY! Who loves Lifeless?! THIS GUY!? Well, kiddos, the time has come. The amazing band Lifeless has released their album online for all to stream and enjoy. The album, titled Dream, is available now via Fast Break! Records and you can stream the entire album below. I don’t think I’ve stopped listening to Dream for the majority of today. It’s a pretty great album. Continue reading
If it hadn’t been for Lane, I might not have heard this amazing split because the names Augurs and Deathgrave were not on my radar before he told me about them. The bands are both crushing and the split as a whole is pretty amazing. If you’re needing some sickening sickness in your day. Check out the split below and be sure to buy it. It’s only four bucks. Continue reading
I don’t know a lot about Rolo Tomassi, but Lane has told me numerous great things about the band, so when they released a new track, I was interested in hearing it. Well, I was beyond blown away at the power this band has. And they’ve been around for ten years! Well, the band will unleash their new album Grievances in June and the band is currently streaming their new track “Stage Knives.” Its incredible. Check it out below. Seventeen times. Continue reading