DEATH ENGINE Announce New Album “Mud”, Stream New Track

Photo: Cover art for death engine's «Mud», by Hugues Pzzl - puzzle-records.com

French metallic post-hardcore/noise rock hybrids Death Engine have announced the release of their debut full length record and follow up to 2013 debut EP, Amen. The new record will bear the title Mud and will be released through Throatruiner and Apocaplexy Records on March 2nd. The band have released the first taste of the record, the track “Still”(with accompanying music video), which can be streamed after the break.

A stream of their debut, Amen, can be found below as well.

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LA DISPUTE Announce Co-Headlining U.S. Tour With TITLE FIGHT

Michigan post-hardcore/emo heavyweights La Dispute have announced a handful of spring co-headlining tour dates with Pennsylvanian punks Title Fight. The 11-date trek will commence on March 21st in Houston and will see the bands supported by The Hotelier on all dates. You can check out the touring schedule after the break.

La Dispute‘s most recent effort, Rooms of the House, is available now.

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YOUTH FUNERAL Streaming New Track “When It Pours”

New Hampshire screamo outfit Youth Funeral have premiered a new track from their forthcoming EP, See You When I See You, over at Brooklyn Vegan. The new track, entitled “When It Pours”, is a two-minute kick in the teeth that is raw, rambunctious, emotionally charged and often technical at times. Check out the face-melting jam for yourself at this location.

See You When I See You will be released on January 27th via Twelve Gauge Records. The EP’s track listing can be seen after the break.

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SPOOK THE HORSES Announce New Album “Rainmaker”

New Zealand atmospheric post-hardcore quintet, Spook the Horses, have announce the release of their sophomore full length album. The album will be titled Rainmaker and will be released independently through the band’s themselves in February 2015. The record was tracked live with James Goldsmith (So So Modern, etc), mixed by Sam Sproull (Cairo Knife Fight, etc) and was mastered by Magnus Lindberg (Cult of Luna, The Ocean, etc). A track from the forthcoming release, “Flood”, can be streamed and downloaded for free after the break.

The cover art for Rainmaker and the band’s forthcoming tour dates can be seen after the break.

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POLAR Release Music Video For “Bloodlines”

Polar2Last month, post-hardcore band Polar released their phenomenal record Shadowed By Vultures and the band has followed it up with a nicely constructed live video for the track “Bloodlines.” This is my favorite track off of the album, so I am super stoked that they chose to release a video for it. You can check out the video after the jump. Do it. Or Batman will hunt you in your sleep.     Continue reading

TOOTHGRINDER Release Music Video For “The Hour Angle”

toothegrinderInsane post-whatever-math-techy-core powerhouse Toothgrinder released their new album Schizophrenic Jubilee today and if you thought that was all you would get from them, you were very wrong. The band also released a killer new music video today to coincide the albums release. The video is for the track “The Hour Angle,” one of my favorite tracks from the album. This band has crafted one of my favorite albums of the year and they make very spastic and cool music videos. Check out the new one below.     Continue reading

XERXES Streaming New Album “Collision Blonde”

xerxes - collision blondeMelodic hardcore/post-hardcore act Xerxes will unleash the full force of their new album Collision Blonde next Tuesday, but if you’re an impatient fuck, you can check it out right now! The band has released the whole album for the world to enjoy and that is exactly what you will be doing: enjoying it. I’ve listened to this album countless times already and it is definitely one of my favorite albums of the year, so if you trust my taste, trust in Xerxes. Stream or die, bitches.     Continue reading

DESCENDER Streaming Two New Tracks

New York post-hardcore outfit Descender have released two new tracks that were recorded back in August at Converse Rubber Tracks in Brooklyn, New York. The new tracks include the driving hammer-to-the-face “Lights Down” and the slow-building, melodic “Short Breaths”. The new tracks can be streamed after the break along with the band’s 2012 EP, And So We Marched.

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LAE Detail Forthcoming Debut Album “Break The Clasp”

Montreal-based experimental post-hardcore outfit LAE have unleashed the details surrounding their forthcoming, long-awaited debut album. The new album will be entitled Break The Clasp and will be released collaboratively through Battleground Records and The Compound on November 25th digitally and on CD, with an LP pressing due out in February of 2015.

The band were initially active in the mid 1990s under the name LAE-TSEU and impacted the Quebec art and post-hardcore/emo/indie scenes. As they were preparing to record their debut album, the band dissolved. Several years later in 2013, the band reactivated and revamped their lineup and set out to record their long-delayed album. The quartet recorded Break The Clasp with Today Is The Day frontman Steve Austin, who ended up providing lead vocals for the entire album, among other contributions. The band issued the following statement regarding the forthcoming release:

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FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND Streaming New Track “I’ve Got A Bad Case Of The Religions”

ffaf -singleFuneral For A Friend have announced that they will be releasing their new album Chapter And Verse in January and have also released a stream of the first single from said album. The track “I’ve Got A Bad Case Of The Religions” was premiered on BBC Radio 1 last night and today an official stream was unveiled. The track is pretty great and I can safely say that I am excited to Chapter And Verse. Check out the track after the jump.     Continue reading

NO BRAGGING RIGHTS Streaming New Album “The Concrete Flower”

No_Bragging_Rights_-_The_Concrete_FlowerNo Bragging Rights will release their new album The Concrete Flower tomorrow and the band has released a full stream of the album for the world to hear. I’m really enjoying this album and this is pretty much my introduction to No Bragging Rights, so this has made a good first impression. You can check out the album after the jump, courtesy of Revolver. Stream and enjoy.     Continue reading

Exclusive Interview: LAST PLAGUE

Over the six years my band has been part of the Vancouver live circuit, one particular show stands out in my memory. Within thirty seconds of their set, the band onstage at the Patricia Hotel caused total chaos when their vocalist jumped into the crowd. I remember thinking to myself, “Who is this madman?” Not only did the vocalist have the crowd at his whim, the vocal sounds coming out were powerful. Turns out that man was Last Plague’s Heath Fenton. Along with Last Plague, Heath played in the bands Witness Protection Program and Angry. I got a chance to pick Heath’s brain and find out what’s going on these days with Last Plague.

How has the Vancouver changed from your days as an all age musician to the present day?

Heath Fenton (vocals): It has changed a bunch. When I first moved here in 1996 it was the music scene that brought me here. There were a shit load of wicked bands and there was tonnes of support for the scene. All ages shows would sometimes draw in the high hundreds for local shows. Amazing stuff. That’s the main difference. Unfortunately that scene fizzled out shortly after we moved here. For whatever reason. People growing up. Drug addiction was a major factor in it. The scene is healthy now. There are a number of places to play. And so many amazing bands. people really have got to pay more attention to what is going on with heavy music in this town. Another difference is, in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s there was really only a couple of venues that would house heavier type bands. So that has changed. There are at least a dozen right now. And crowd support seems to be coming around again. But nothing like it was in the mid 1990s. Maybe that will change, but I have no idea what the kids are doing these days. And the bar crowd is not getting any younger.heath

What Vancouver venue sticks out in your memory as being fundamental to your show going/playing past?

The venue that stands out the most to me over the years is obviously the old Cobalt. That and the Columbia, which is called 303 now. Both were run by Wendy13, and anything she does pretty much rules for the metal/punk community. When I was in my first real Vancouver band (Human Resistance Program) she ran the Columbia shows and always booked us. We played a shit load of awesome shows there that stand out in my mind. After that place closed then it was onto the Cobalt. I don’t think i need to explain anything about that place and the legendary status it achieved with in the community. It’s just too bad it ended.

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SHREDDY KRUEGER Stream Cover Of FOO FIGHTERS “My Hero”

shreddy kruegetLast week I posted about Shreddy Krueger, a band I had just heard about because they covered my favorite Alexisonfire track. Well, the band is back and they have released their cover of Foo Fighters hit song “My Hero.” Their cover does a lot of justice to the original and I dig it. You can check out the cover after the jump. I’m assuming all of these will be put on an album eventually. That’s what people do, right? Check it.     Continue reading

FOR THE FALLEN DREAMS Release Music Video For “Bombay”

ForTheFallenDreams-Promo-600Post-metalcore act For The Fallen Dreams released their pretty rad new album Heavy Hearts and the band has now released a music video for their track “Bombay.” I really love this track and the video is pretty cool, so check it out after the jump, wontcha? If you’re new to the band, Heavy Hearts is a great place to start and it’s available now through Rise Records. Enjoy.       Continue reading