Formerly intended to be a one-off joke project, the 2013 borne baseball-themed grindcore project Puig Destroyer (members of Thrice, Curl Up And Die and Kowloon City) have furthered their foray into the serious with the release of their debut self-titled LP, out today on No Sleep Records and currently streaming over at No Sleep’s official Soundcloud page and below. The appropriately 20 song, 24 minutes long effort is the band’s most refined effort to date, touching over subjects such as Halos’ MVP outfielder Mike Trout, former Angel outfielder Mark Trumbo and distaste for fantasy football shenanigans and was written in the hope that an additional twenty tracks of baseball-themed mayhem still makes “any sense to anyone”. Stream Puig Destroyer by Puig Destroyer below and pick up the record on digital download via No Sleep Records here. Continue reading
After releasing two songs from their new three-song EP, Fuck The Facts are now streaming said EP. The Abandoned EP is the bands first work since their Amer EP was released last year. As usual, Fuck The Facts decimate all with their powerful grinding madness. Click on over after the jump and stream Abandoned you’ll love it. Continue reading
If you love your music fast, pissed off and snarling, then you must be familiar with Torch Runner. The band has been featured a few times on American Aftermath and I absolutely adore them. I was recently given the opportunity to interrogate vocalist/bassist Rob Tuner as well as invite you all to stream the new Torch Runner album Endless Nothing. This album is spectacular and it is definitely one of my favorites of the year. After the jump you see check out my quick interview with Rob as well as stream some of the crustiest filth this year. Enjoy it. Continue reading
Miami riff-heavy quartet Wrong (Caspule, etc) are currently streaming their first official recording, the Stop Giving EP, over on their Bandcamp page. As opposed to the erratic nature of their sister band, Capsule, Wrong focuses more on crafting straight-forward, heavy groove-based riffs. One could akin the sound of Stop Giving to the Amphetamine Reptile acts like Helmet and just old-school alternative metal/post-hardcore in general like Quicksand, etc. The EP is heavy and catchy and that is all that matters. Feel free to stream the EP after the break.
The gods of industrial metal Godflesh will release their new album A World Lit Only By Fire on October 7th and the band has teamed up with NPR to stream the album in full. That’s right! One of the most anticipated albums of the year is currently streaming and you can hear it right now! You can head over right now and give it a listen. You better fucking do it.
Doomsters Windhand and psychedelics Salem’s Pot have teamed up with RidingEasy Records to release a special Halloween 10″. If you’re not excited about that, you can hear the split right now! You seriously need to hear this split, it’s phenomenal. I love Windhand and I’m new to Salem’s Pot, so it’s cool to check them out on this as well. Stream this rad release after the jump. Continue reading
Philadelphia grinders Die Choking have premiered their forthcoming EP, II, over at Decibel. The EP will official be released on September 29th and pre-orders can still be placed here. In the meantime you can stream all five tracks over at Decibel. The EP is short, fast and extremely vicious as grind should be. Check it out.
Die Choking have announced a string of October tour dates alongside Fantasy Panther and Grin and Bear It. You can check out all of those dates and others after the break.
Legendary doom act Electric Wizard will be releasing their phenomenally heavy new album Time To Die next week and NPR is currently streaming this beast in full. That’s right! I know everyone on the planet is as excited about the new Electric Wizard as I am, so this is beyond thrilling. This album is as heavy and as grand as I hoped it would be, so lets just all head over and listen, shall we? Check out a track below and then head over and stream the album here. Continue reading
Sludge monsters Divider released their fantastic debut album All Barren today and the band teamed up with AltPress to stream the album in full. I really hope you people have been keeping up with this band but if you haven’t then today is the day you get caught up. This band has crafted one of the filthiest, most disgustingly rad albums of the year and I want everyone to listen to it. Rage on after the jump. Continue reading
Newly groovy California metallic hardcore act Mizery (formerly Half Time) have made available for streaming their wicked debut EP, Survive The Vibe. Recorded by Taylor Young at the Pit Studios and mixed by Brad Boatright of Audiosiege, the Leeway-recalling Survive The Vibe will be available first to attendees of the band’s record release show this Friday at Programme Skate & Sound In Fullerton, California and is due up for online order the following day via Lion’s Share Records. Alternatively, it is available for 1000 bones for digital download now for true players. Check out Survive The Vibe below along with details for the record release show. Continue reading
Los Angeles-based EBM/Industrial group Youth Code are currently streaming their latest EP, A Place To Stand, in full over at Pitchfork. Consisting of four new original tracks and four remixes of past material by CLIPPING, Sanford Parker of Corrections House, God Module and Silent Servant, the newly Josh Eustis (Nine Inch Nails, Telefon Tel Aviv, Sons Of Magdalene) produced EP by the frenetic electronic duo sees the group expanding their soundscape to include more melodic synths and layered, complex rhythms, in addition to a brief varied vocal approach on the A-Side closer “A Litany (A Place To Stand)” which trades the group’s usual harsh vocals for an expanded spoken word diatribe. Stream A Place To Stand via Pitchfork here and pre-order the record via Dais Records here, due September 23rd.
Concurrently, Youth Code are due for a record release show on the same date at The Complex In Glendale, with support by High-Functioning Flesh and Them Are Us Too. The duo will also support VNV Nation and Skinny Puppy with Haujobb late Fall on the month-long Alliance Of Sound Tour. Full details for those live dates are provided below.
The Contortionist released their highly anticipated and highly praised new album Language today and I am so thrilled that the world will finally get to hear this masterpiece. I have watched The Contortionist go from deathcore to one of the leading and most fascinating progressive bands of the day. Language is a phenomenal album that I find myself listening to constantly, so you should do the same. Stream the album below. Go, The Contortionist, go! Continue reading