Influential New York hardcore act Sick of It All have announced the release of their 10th studio album. The new record, entitled The Last Act of Defiance, will be released through Century Media on September 29th (Europe/Australia/New Zealand) and September 30th (North America). Drummer Armand Majidi commented on the forthcoming record, saying that he wanted listeners to “feel that they just heard a hardcore record that has everything, from blistering speed to bouncing groove, to heavy and pounding to bright and melodic.” The upcoming album’s artwork and track listing can be seen below.
Brighton-based Exes (Narrows, Tropics) have premiered their forthcoming album, Phatasmaboring, over at Punktastic. The album will be self-released by the band on July 28th and can be pre-ordered here. The album comes across as a cross between These Arms are Snakes’s brand of math rock/post hardcore and Botch’s chaotic sensibilities. Check out for yourself over at Punktastic.
England’s Baby Godzilla have release the official video for their new single, “The Great Hardcore Swindle”. The chaotic and catchy tune is set to a humorous clip of the band constructing makeshift battle suits and battling each other. It’s awesome, what more is there to say? You can check out the video after the break.
Southern California hardcore act Obliterations (Black Mountain, Saviours, etc) have announced the release of their debut full length album. The record, entitled Poison Everything, will be released through Southern Lord on October 28th. The album was recorded with Chris Owens (Lords, Coliseum, Young Widows) at Dave Grohl’s Studio 606, mixed by Kurt Ballou(Converge) and was mastered by Brad Boatright (Tragedy, Sleep, etc). You can check out the album’s artwork and track listing after the break.
Feel free to check out the band’s past releases on their Bandcamp page.
Southern Lord has just released the entire discography-to-date from Swedish one-man punk outfit Electric Funeral and you can stream all 53 tracks of it over at CVLT Nation. The anthology, entitled Total Funeral, collects all of Electric Funeral’s releases including previously unreleased material. The release is available now on 2xLP and can be purchased here. You can head over to CVLT Nation to stream the album or stream it here after the break.
Throatruiner Records has yet to release an album that I have not enjoyed. With amazing records from Plebeian Grandstand, Cortez, Vuyvr, Bone Dance and more, you just can’t go wrong. The label will be releasing the new album from French post-hardcore band As We Draw and you can hear a new track from that effort right now. MetalSucks has premiered the track “Losing Ground” and for the life of me, I don’t know why anyone wouldn’t enjoy it. It’s heavy, it’s amazingly organized and it’s As We Draw. Check out the track below, courtesy of MetalSucks. Continue reading →
Floridian hardcore group Centuries have announce a string of Eastern U.S. tour dates that will the span the month of August. The band will be joined by German outfit Jungbluth throughout the trek and will see both bands make an appearance at the Southern Darkness Fest in Tampa, Florida. You can check out the tour dates after the break.
Centuries are currently at work on their follow up to their debut release, Taedium Vitae. Footage of the band playing a new song has surfaced online and can be viewed after the break.
Powerviolence powerhouse Fucking Invincible (Dropdead, Daughters, etc) have premiered their debut full length,It’ll Get Worse Before It Gets Better, over at Noisey. The 15 minute violent outburst is available now via Atomic Action! and can be ordered here and here (Europe). Stream the heart attack-inducing record right now.
Philadelphia-based grind/hardcore act Die Choking (Total Fucking Destruction, Cop Problem, etc) have announced the release of their second 7″ release. The new release, simply entitled II, will feature five new tracks in just under six minutes. The EP was recorded and mixed with Dan O’Hare (Brutal Truth) and mastered by Brad Boatright (Baptists, Code Orange Kids, etc). An official release date is still pending.
You can check out the 7″s artwork and track listing after the break. A stream of the EP’s predecessor and the band’s forthcoming live shows can be seen below as well.
Milwaukee’s vicious hardcore band Protestant have thoroughly impressed me time and time again and I think their new record In They Name might be their best yet. The band has released the brutally bombarding track “Vengeance” and if you feel the need to become a tornado of fists after listening to it, you are definitely not the only on. You can check that track out after the jump. Bang your fucking head. Continue reading →
UltraMantis Black, the professional wrestler-fronted band formed with members of Pissed Jeans just popped up on my radar in the last few days. I had no idea what to expect of the band, but I am totally digging the beat-down that comes with the bands debut, self-titled album which was recently released through Relapse Records. The band has also just released their music video for the albums first track “Biomonster DNA.” The video is fun and features TheUltraMantis in the ring kicking ass. Check out the video after the jump. Continue reading →
Chaotic hardcore act Warsawwasraw debuted a new video yesterday and, without wasting any time, the band has released a new track! This track is titled “Carbon Date Rape” and it is a fierce, blistering beast. Coming in at just over a minute, this is a no-frills, no-bullshit track that will kick you in the teeth. Check out “Carbon Date Rape” after the jump. Continue reading →
Holy Tongues (ex-Ruiner) have premiered a new track from their forthcoming debut album, Weak People, over at Brooklyn Vegan. The new track is the five minute, lumbering beast “Filters” and it channels a healthy amount of early post-hardcore aggression. You can stream the track over at Brooklyn Vegan now.
Weak People will be released on August 5th via Melotov Records.
Enabler have premiered the official video for their track “Close My Eyes”, from their most recent album, La Fin Absolue Du Monde, over at Metal Injection. The blistering track is set to various performance footage, filmed and edited by Kaleigh Atkinson and Sam Bowman, compiled from their recent tours. You can check out the video after the break.
Speaking of tours, you can check out the band’s upcoming tour dates after the break as well.
Still famished from the gargantuan slaughter-fest that was last year’s Underworlds, Mammoth Grinder have returned with new material in the form of a four-track tape EP entitled Cosmic Crypt, streaming now exclusively over at Noisey and available for purchase on the band’s upcoming East Coast tour with Power Trip. Featuring three new tracks capped at the end with a Rudimentary Peni cover, Cosmic Crypt returns to the more savage and unpolished production of the band’s older discography, amplifying the celestial suggestions of the new EP with a more distant yet still vicious pummeling. Check out Cosmic Crypt via Noisey here and peep the full details and dates for the band’s upcoming tour with Texan crossover thrash brothers, Power Trip, below. Continue reading →