One of my favorite record labels in hardcore and metal music today is Deathwish Inc. (home of Deafheaven, Converge, Code Orange Kids, Modern Life Is War, Punch and many more). And over the past few days they’ve been teasing and counting down to a major announcement of some kind. None of us knew what it was, many assumed it could be an album release of some sort but the label dropped no hints until the announcement came today in the form of the picture you see above you.
Two of So Cal’s most promising young punk bands are set to head out on a short weekend tour of Arizona in March.
In this review Profane Existence, one the most trusted names in crust/d-beat, were kind enough to furnish me with preview copies of their 2013 Limited Edition Singles Series. With 12 7″s of some the best crust, d-beat, powerviolence, grind,Oi!, and even some folk punk; your ears will sure to never find themselves bored with this eclectic mix of all things punk.
On this split LP, released by the legendary Deep Six Records, Boise fastcore band Hummingbird of Death join forces with Austrian thrashcore band Cold World. Interestingly enough this release marks the 25th anniversary for Cold World. Initially active from 88′-94′, Cold World reunited in 2008 and have returned to cranking out extreme jams for old fans and the uninitiated alike. While the long running Hummingbird of Death need no introduction to some but for those unfamiliar the roots of HOD lie in the spring of 2004 and after a demo, 2 EPs, 7 splits, and 2 LPs, Hummingbird of Death continue to lay waste to sore eardrums the world over with this split LP.
I have been a fan of Captain Three Leg for a while now and I have listened to damn-near all of the bands releases. In the last eighteen years, the band has released 43 albums in various formats and they show no sign of stopping, planning to hit their 50th release by the end of the year.
So you know I like Captain Three Leg and you all should know how much I love covers songs, so what happens when Captain Three Leg release my favorite covers album in recent memory? Fucking madness. Continue reading
Heavy music is like a wheel. Genres’ popularity ebb and flow in cycles. For a few years, one style may experience a rise in popularity while a few years later another style may go through a resurgence.
Case in point: powerviolence.
Chicago, IL caustic powerviolence outfit Sea Of Shit have announced plans for an upcoming Summer tour with Dekalb, IL grindcore allies, Sick/Tired. Check out the full tour circuit details as well as streams of Sick/Tired’s recently Cowabunga Records released LP, King Of Dirt(order here), and Sea Of Shit’s devastating 2011 self-titled EP, all below. Follow Sea Of Shit’s blog here for tour updates. Continue reading