A few months back I posted about a rad compilation featuring bands covering Misfits tracks. Well, the folk at CVLT Nation have come through again and have released a new compilation featuring covers of one of my all-time favorite bands: Joy Division. Some of the stand-out bands are Pinkish Black, Old Witch and Arctic Flowers, but that is only the tip of the iceberg. Check out a full stream of the compilation below. Continue reading
A389 Records have release a colossal 54 track digital mixtape that can be downloaded for free over at their Bandcamp page. The release features killer tracks from the likes of Full of Hell, Left for Dead, Despise You, Primitive Man, The Black Dahlia Murder, Ringworm and many more. You can stream the mixtape after the break.
Red Fang have partnered with Team Rock to bring you a new three track acoustic EP. The release was recorded in London this past March and features acoustic renditions of their tracks “Failure”, “Human Herd” and “Malverde”. Also attached to the end of the EP are the original album versions of the tracks so you can compare and contrast. Feel free to stream and download the release after the break.
Milwaukee-based crustcore band Protestant will soon be releasing one of the meanest, most hateful crust records of the year and you can hear the madness for yourself right now. Protestant are streaming their new album In Thy Name right now courtesy of Noisey and you can check it out after the jump. DO IT. Continue reading
It’s always a bummer when bands you really love decide to call it a day. This has been the case many times for me with bands like Alexisonfire, Bone Dance and Heartless and now another band has been laid to rest: Castevet. The post-rock/black metal band formed in 2006 and released two full-length albums and an EP on top of relentless touring and gigging around the world. This band will definitely be missed and I’m sad to see them go. After the jump you can stream the bands most recent album Obsian as well as their previous LP Mounds Of Ash. Continue reading
NYC-based punk/hardcore act SOS have premiered their forthcoming album, Strength and Conditioning, over at Stereokiller. The album will officially be released on July 29th via their own 316 Productions, but you do not have to wait to hear this absolutely bipolar album. Head over to Stereokiller to check it out now.
Floridian southern-fried punks Vices’ debut full length record, New Breed, is out today via Melotov Records. Metal Injection are currently providing an exclusive stream of the record now, so you better jump on it. You can order your copy of the record at this location. New Breed has all of the blues-ridden, whiskey soaked hardcore you can handle, so what’s not to like? Head over to Metal Injection to stream it now.
The band’s forthcoming home state tour dates can be viewed after the break.
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.
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.
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.
One of the raddest metalcore bands to arise as of late is the phenomenal Forevermore. I have been digging this band and their new album Telos a lot lately and now you can all enjoy it with me! That’s right, the album is currently streaming and you can check it out after the jump. Trust me, you want to do this. This band harnesses everything I once loved about metalcore and puts a new swing on it. Check it out and enjoy. Continue reading
New York’s blackened worshipers Mutilation Rites have released a few singles off of their new album Harbinger and now the band has unleashed the full fury of said album upon the world. With only a week left until the albums release, I know those of you who worship the Mutilation have been in a frenzy to hear the bands masterful works. That is why I am proud to inform you all that Decibel Magazine is streaming Harbinger in full! Yes! After the jump you can get a heavy dose of black metal all over your face, neck and chest. Continue reading
Swedish metallers Martyrdöd have premiered their forthcoming fifth full length album, Elddop, over at Stereogum. The album will officially be released on July 22nd via Southern Lord and pre-orders are still being offered here. But it would be ill-advised to wait another week to immerse yourself in all of this melodic, crusty goodness. Stream the new album at Stereogum now.
MARTYRDÖD European Tour w/ Converge, Okkultokrati:
8/03/2014 La Maroquinerie - Paris, France
8/04/2014 Club Academy - Manchester, UK
8/05/2014 Classic Grand – Glasgow, UK
8/06/2014 Scala – London, UK
8/07/2014 Underground – Köln, Germany
8/08/2014 Ieper Fest – Ieper, Belgium
8/09/2014 Brutal Assault Festival – Jaromer, Czech Rep
8/10/2014 A38 – Budapest, Hungary
8/11/2014 Rockhouse – Salzburg, Austria
8/12/2014 MC Pekarna – Maribor, Slovenia
8/13/2014 Magnolia Open Air – Milan, Italy
8/14/2014 Universum – Stuttgart, Germany
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
The strange Los Angeles metallic hardcore ensemble Twitching Tongues are currently streaming a new “live” album entitled World War Live exclusively over at Decibel Magazine. Recorded live with an audience of twenty sum members, the dichotomous fake/real record(with art by Sean Taggart (Crumbsuckers, Agnostic Front)) simultaneously functions as a best-of album for the group with jokes, cameos and easter eggs that followers of California hardcore will be able to pick out. The band’s official statement for the record is as follows:
Recorded live in the Van Nuys stadium called THE PIT in front of twenty screaming fans, this is (not) a true testament to the event that occurs when this band hits the stage. The band was tired of hearing “they’re better live,” so here it is. With a setlist comprised mostly of songs from their latest LP, In Love There Is No Law, as well as previous material, the record almost doubles as a best-of the band’s current stage. The album cover was made by the legendary Sean Taggart (Carnivore, Crumbsuckers, Agnostic Front) and hardcopy buyers will regret their purchases slightly less with the addition of bonus material.
Stream World War Live here and pre-order the physical record, which promises extra material, via Closed Casket Activities here. Alternatively, attendees of this year’s This Is Hardcore festival can purchase the record from Closed Casket before everyone else gets it shipped.