Category Archives: Powerviolence

ACXDC Detail Forthcoming Debut Full Length

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Everyone’s favorite Californian powerviolence outfit, ACxDC, have released the official artwork and track listing for their upcoming self-titled debut full length. You can find those goodies after the break. The 16 track, Brad Boatright (From Ashes Rise, etc) mastered monstrosity will arrive on June 24th through Melotov Records.

The band checked in with Decibel to give a brief studio report, so head over there to check that out as well.

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Gnarmageddon Fest III: A Day In Review

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Much fucking thanks to Matt Ulfelder of Ulfelder Photography and Furn from Unfunzine for providing photos. 

My day started up late, circa 1 PM, nauseated and banged up from the usual “it’s probably Asbestos” climate of my upstairs bedroom. What started as just a few videos on r/youtubehaiku somehow turned into two hours and at that point, I presumed it to be the right time to start the day with some breakfast. Fish cake noodles…along with a viewing of Bad Boys II, which culminated around the slo-mo sequence where Martin Lawrence gets shot in the ass, the fated dropoff point for the eternally damned Michael Bay film which to the chagrin of the writers of Hot Fuzz, I have yet to finish. My pops and I headed down from Van Nuys to Pomona for me to hit up Gnarmageddon III at the Glasshouse and for him, to prepare for the day after of midi-tracked keyboard karaoke sessions AKA every party my family will ever celebrate AKA IN THIS INSTANCE as my grandpa and uncle’s death anniversary party version 2K14. Continue reading

JARHEAD FERTILIZER And PURGE. Debut Split Tracks

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Earlier this week, label Cricket Cemetery revealed teaser tracks and plans for a two-pronged assault between two of my favorite entries in the former Cryptic Passages column, Pittsburgh grinders Purge. and the Full Of Hell-affiliated Ocean City slashers Jarhead Fertilizer. To say the least, the devastating initial results show both groups have stepped up their game hard. From their sludgier origins, Jarhead Fertilizer have undergone a huge stylistic change for the better, embracing more grindiness, speed and rhythmic variety, while the solid Purge. are continually increasing the aggression and impact of their Discordance Axis meets Disembodied grind assault. Listen and decide for yourself with both teaser tracks streamable below via Cricket Cemetery’s bandcamp and an additional two tracks also streamable below as background music via a video tour promo detailing an upcoming mini-tour between the two which will span January 10th through the 12th. Follow Cricket Cemetery on Facebook here for further announcements.   Continue reading

Youth Gone Wild: INDEX FOR POTENTIAL SUICIDE Streaming Reissue

IFPSWhat 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

Review: PROFANE EXISTENCE LIMITED EDITION SINGLES SERIES

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.

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Yes Way: WEEKEND NACHOS Streaming New Album

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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!

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Review: HUMMINGBIRD OF DEATH/COLD WORLD Split LP

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.

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You’re Not Punk: WEEKEND NACHOS Streaming New Track

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

Exclusive Interview: LOCUST’s and RETOX’s Justin Pearson

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.

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