What the fuck are you doing reading this? The only excuse you have is if you don’t know who Index For Potential Suicide is and if you don’t know, you need to know. This band formed in 1998 and became one of the raddest bands in history. The band melded genres spanning sludge, emoviolence and more. It’s a shame that Index For Potential Suicide is no longer around. Continue reading »
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.
The time is here: the long anticipated new album from Chicago-based powerviolence quartet Weekend Nachos is being streamed via SoundCloud thanks to good ol’ Relapse Records! Get some of this blisteringly heavy, beat-you-in-the-face hardcore for yourself after the jump!
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.
Powerviolence powerhouse Weekend Nachos is a crowd favorite around the American Aftermath camp and I know we are all stoked to hear the bands forthcoming album Still, which is due out in November. So far we have heard two tracks from the album: “S.C.A.B.” and “Satan Sucker” (see here) and now the grinding madness continues!
Yes! Weekend Nachos are streaming yet another blistering slab of grind from their new album and it is a must hear! Continue reading »
There are few people in the hardcore community who have done as much as Justin Pearson and done it their way. From all the bands he’s been involved with over the course of his 20+ year “career” to his label Three One G, Mr.Pearson has not only maintained relevancy in the minds of punks worldwide but he’s done it on his own terms. Plus he’s a swell guy, as evidenced by agreeing to be interviewed by a nobody like me. Read on after the break.
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 »
LA’s own experimental hardcore/powerviolence band Children of God have announced the dates for their October West Coast Tour which will see them hit such punk strongholds as Reno, San Francisco, and Portland , among others. Touring in support of their new critically acclaimed LP, We Set Fire To The Sky, Children of God are seeking to further spread their punk gospel of borderline avant-garde powerviolence-infused hardcore to the unwashed masses of the West Coast. Follow after the break for the dates and official tour flyer.
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Powerviolence has always been an anomalous and challenging realm for me. Its multitude of songs, all brandished with unique titles, themes, and riffs and A.D.D. like assault require an almost encyclopedic type of memory and a keen ear to attention. For years, though, I mocked its brevity, consistently placing bands under the powerviolence monikers into a category I denominated as “if you missed the first ten minutes, you missed the whole show” as if length somehow meant quality. All in all, it was novelty. Enter Sex Prisoner. The Tucson, AZ group’s punishing brand of heavy hardcore embellished powerviolence was definitely one of the first to give me the set of ears to be able to appreciate the genre. Their TLAL debut EP gave to powerviolence’s blasts of fury a much needed sludged out metallic hardcore low end undercurrent. Spasticness was given focus and a genre overlooked was given a second chance. After three years, Sex Prisoner’s long awaited effort comes in the form of State Property, a ten track behemoth of an effort that integrates the brooding yet monotonous sledgehammer assault of their excellent debut with the finer touches and technical details of their latter ACxDC/Magnum Force split, crafting the group’s most cohesive and well-written release to date. Continue reading »
Experimental powerviolence band Bucket Full of Teeth have put their entire output; EPs I, II, III, and LP IV, up for free/name your price download on their bandcamp. So now instead of scouring the internet for crap quality rips of their utterly revolutionary take on the powerviolence genre you can conveniently download high quality versions of all 4 of their releases in one place and since the band if offering it them free you can do so guilt-free.
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