SPINE are a hardcore group based out of Kansas City, MO and Chicago, IL, consisting of current and former members of Weekend Nachos, Harm’s Way, SorryXExcuse, Blindside USA, Kicked In, Last Laugh and Keef Mountain. Despite maintaining a part-time status, the group have managed to enjoy a rich career since their debut in 2011. They’ve carved out a viable live reputation, released a split with legendary Chicago maniacs The Repos, have entered the lexicon of contemporary musician/stand-up comedians and have been part of plans by Mikhail Gorbachev to be sent to the moon. With the recent release of their debut LP, Time Has Gone, I had the opportunity to talk with their lead vocalist, Antonio Marquez about all of the above in addition to quips about the record, arm-wrestling with Zero Progress (R.I.P.) Matt “The Champ” Saincome, acting, socks, Pepsi, gwapes, communism, making the best of lyrical content and barbecue.
Initially featured in a prior Aftermath Straight To The Point review, the young forebears of “Pittsburgh Heavy Shit” in Killing Thing have bestowed onto American Aftermath the opportunity to unveil their latest step into aural brutality. Following a demo, an EP and track appearances on a split and compilation (download it all free here!), the chaotic hardcore quartet have returned, armed with a new vocalist and drummer and ready to enter the modern metallic hardcore revival lexicon with a new EP due out soon on Head2Wall Records, of which the video for the first track is featured below. Directed by Tyler Long (Run, Forever and Black Mask) and recorded by Dave Rosenstraus (of Hounds of Hate and Pissed Jeans fame), “Derision” brandishes a brash, greater 90s metallic hardcore centered sound whilst underplaying but not completely abandoning the group’s groovy beatdown, which comes exemplified in the best way in the last seconds of the minute and forty crusher. As for the video, bloody, live and simple. Stream “Derision” below and be sure to catch Killing Thing on their Midwest stomp, details also below. Continue reading
Two of the strongest up-and-coming powerviolence/fastcore bands decide to team up and release a 7″ together, you say? 9 songs in less than 8 minutes, you say?
Please, go on.
Formed in 2009 initially under a far more familiar Crowbar-ian banner, Ocean City, MD audio terrorists Full Of Hell have since grown into one of the most innovative acts in contemporary extreme music, bearing name to a consistent assault of constant reinvention bred from a seemingly unending wealth of existential woe and genre-weaving knowhow. On the live circuit, the quartet have fared similarly, holding their vile live exorcisms to the acclaim of endless punk houses and festival audiences the world over, slaying equally audiences Backtrack to The Body. While 2013’s Rudiments Of Mutilation seemed to serve as the band’s magnum opus and a comfortable defining point for the band’s shifting sound, this year’s Full Of Hell & Merzbow, a chance collaboration with the long-standing noise legend, marks the beginnings of yet another new trajectory into alienation for the initially hardcore-rooted band that proves that there is much hell left to explore. Continue reading
Weed-based death metal project Cannabis Corpse (members of Municipal Waste) have announced dates for an upcoming nineteen date Winter tour with direct support from metallic hardcore outfit Mammoth Grinder and prog/tech-deathers Inanimate Existence. The tour will kick off November 28th in Wilmington, NC before concluding December 20th in Richmond, VA. Peep the full details below. Continue reading
Chicago hardcore grind unit Sick/Tired are back with “In Articulo Mortis”, the second single off their upcoming third full length, Dissolution, out October 31st on vinyl and CD via A389 Recordings. The newly track is streaming over at Noisey and is a rare turn towards doom-ish longeivity for the grind unit, locking in at over five minutes. Check out “In Articulo Mortis” via Noisey here and pre-order Dissolution via A389 Recordings here. Sick/Tired will be touring in support of the record in Europe later this October with peers Corrupt Moral Altar, details below. Continue reading
Audio terrorists Full Of Hell have released a video for “Blue Litmus”, the second single off of the group’s November 25th expected collaboration LP with renowned noise artist Merzbow, Full Of Hell & Merzbow. Directed by Jim Thayne, the video features live footage of the band interspersed with graphic videos of deaths, immolation and suicides blasted by a projector. Musically, the track unveils a further glimpse into the more apparent death metal/grind direction of the record, with a welcome change being a greater clarity for the basswork of Brandon Brown. Check out “Blue Litmus” below and look out for pre-orders (of which the first 100 will receive an exclusive noise tape compiling all of Full of Hell’s noise work in addition to extras) for Full Of Hell & Merzbow, set to start sometime this week via Profound Lore Records. A vinyl edition of the LP is due for release by A389 Recordings early 2015. In addition, be sure to catch Full Of Hell on their upcoming Fall run with Weedeater and Lazer/Wulf, details here.
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
Audio terrorists Full Of Hell will be hitting the road for two weeks later this November, supporting stoner doom fiends Weedeater alongside prog metal act Lazer/Wulf. Peep the full details below and be sure to look out for Full Of Hell’s upcoming third LP and collaborative album with acclaimed noise artist Merzbow, Full Of Hell & Merzbow, everywhere November 25th on CD via Profound Lore Records. A vinyl release for the record is due at a later date via A389 Recordings. Continue reading
Ashtabula, Ohio metallic hardcore outfit Homewrecker are currently streaming the crushing title track off of their upcoming sophomore LP, Circle Of Death, due out the 31st of October Halloween. “Circle Of Death” follows the lead of two prior singles “Skin the Pig” and “Born To Suffer”, displaying the now quartet of Ashtabula fiends in a newly streamlined and frenzied metallic rage. Check out “Circle Of Death” via Noisey here, pre-order Circle Of Death via A389 Recordings here and be sure to catch Homewrecker on their upcoming headlining run with labelmates Pharaoh, details below. Continue reading
Kansas City/Chicago “skin” hardcore group Spine (members of Weekend Nachos, Sorry Excuse) have made available for stream “Counterfeit”, the first single off of their upcoming, long-delayed and awaited debut LP, Time Has Gone. The full record will be made available sometime in November on John Nachos’s label Bad Teeth Recordings with a record release show set for the 15th of that month in Kansas City. In addition, the band have announced plans for a California weekend tour in December. Stream the vicious “Counterfeit” below and follow Bad Teeth Recordings here for the latest updates on Time Has Gone as well as all future Bad Teeth releases.
Spine’s latest release was their split with The Repos, out last year on Bad Teeth Recordings.
Audio terrorists Full Of Hell are currently streaming “Gordian Knot”, the first cut off of their upcoming collaborative LP with renown Japanese noise artist Merzbow, exclusively over at Noisey. Delivering on the band’s promise to continue to push their aural boundaries to further realms of harshness and inaccessibility, the new track deters away from the band’s groovier dark hardcore beginnings in place of a newer adherence to the rasp of death metal and grindcore, a direction the full album is due to pursue. Stream “Gordian Knot” via Noisey here along with an interview with vocalist Dylan Walker on the band’s new alliance with label Profound Lore, commentary on the development of the new album as well as information on the second bonus album included exclusively with the CD version of the band’s upcoming LP. In addition, Full Of Hell are set to embark on an Australian tour with Idylls and Machina Genova late November. Peep dates for that tour below.
Full Of Hell & Merzbow arrives November 25th on CD via Profound Lore Records and vinyl via A389 Recordings. Full Of Hell’s most recent release was an exclusive 2014 Record Store Day split with Dwid Hellion (Integrity) noise project Psywarfare.
Western Massachusetts noisy powerviolence act No Faith are currently streaming their long-awaited EP, Dead Weight, in full. Written around the time of the group’s 2012 Painkiller Records debut LP, the tracks have undergone nearly three years of refining. Stream Dead Weight in full below and purchase the record on digital download here or on vinyl via Clean Plate Records here. Continue reading