Full Of Hell have released a short video teaser for their upcoming third LP, a collaborational effort with legendary Japanese noise artist Merzbow, simply entitled Full Of Hell & Merzbow. The record is poised for a November split release between Profound Lore Records and A389 Recordings, who will be handling CD and vinyl duties respectively. Besides a difference in format, the CD version is expected to contain an exclusive bonus noise disc consisting of manipulated Merzbow material in the vein of Wolf Eyes and Tribes Of Neurot according to a recent interview of guitarist Spencer Hazard by CVLT Nation. View the teaser below and be sure to catch the group on their current West Coast tour with labelmates Noisem and the legendary Dropdead, details also below. For the curious, two new tracks from the record can be heard via a filmed live set on the group’s recent UK venture, at the 6:40 and 16:30 marks. Continue reading
Chula Vista powerviolence/hardcore act Impulse have released their latest 7″ LP (no, really), Burning Points, for streaming and free download via their official bandcamp. Featuring seventeen tracks, of which seven have been pulled and re-recorded from their split earlier this year with local peers Sleep Walk, Burning Points sees the Chula Vista group experimenting with a more subtle production to compliment their chaotic style. Stream the album below and download it along with Impulse’s past releases free here.
Buffalo, NY prolific drum and bass powerviolence specialists Water Torture are currently streaming their debut LP, Pillbox, the first of two full-length releases set for this year (with the latter poised to be unleashed via the mighty To Live A Lie Records), directly over at label Nerve Altar’s official bandcamp. The 17 track blown-out-to-fuck opus comes ready NOW for immediate “pay what you want” digital download and pre-order via vinyl with a ship date of mid-to-late August. Additionally, the Buffalo trio have announced future split releases with Witchcult and God’s America, according to a late 2013 interview with grindcore e-zine Don’t Be Swindle and are set to embark on a UK/European tour later this month with peers KnifedOutOfExistence and Gunfinger. Stream Pillbox alongside full details for the tour below and pre-order the record via Nerve Altar here if you enjoyed it.
Western Massachusetts noisy powerviolence act No Faith (members of SQRM, Vaccine) are currently streaming two new tracks off of their long awaited July-expected EP, Dead Weight. Written around the time of the group’s dizzying 2012 Painkiller debut LP, the eight track Dead Weight has undergone nearly three years of refinement and forging. Stream the two new tracks via No Faith’s official bandcamp below, look out for the group’s upcoming LP with MA locals Noise Nomads in the near future and stay locked into the band’s BigCartel page here for pre-orders soon. Continue reading
Revamped and ready for more sequels, cinemagrind act Graf Orlock are currently streaming a new track off of their upcoming EP, Trailer, entitled “Nursing A Hangover”, the group’s latest material since 2012’s Heat-themed Los Angeles EP. Intended to provide a glimpse into the group’s direction for their Fall-expected LP, Crime Traveller, the aptly titled Trailer EP will screen three new tracks (“Nursing A Hangover”, “A Decent Proposal in a Shitty Alley” as well as the title track “Trailer”, which is helmed by actor Kevin Gage) and will be available to upcoming tour attendees to the group’s upcoming East Coast run with Dangers and Holy as well as internet denizens now through pre-order on Vitriol Records. Stream “Nursing A Hangover” below, pre-order Trailer via Vitriol Records here and peep the tour dates below (courtesy of BrooklynVegan), the first three of which will see Ceremony, subbing in for Graf Orlock and Holy.
Fucking Invincible (Daughters, Dropdead) have premiered another auditory eviscerator from their upcoming album, It’ll Get Worse Before It Gets Better, over at Blow The Scene. The track is entitled “The World Keeps Turning” and in just 30 seconds it manages to inflict major damage. Head over to Blow The Scene and hit “play” 10 times.
It’ll Get Worse Before It Gets Better will be released on July 15th via Atomic Action!
Water Torture, Buffalo New York’s greatest drum-and-bass powerviolence band, took me by storm a while back and the band has yet to lose my attention. I mean, these dudes continue to gain momentum and its not often that an album teaser can give me a perfect idea of what to expect from a bands forthcoming album, but I think I have a pretty good idea of how Water Torture‘s Pillbox will come out. It’s going to destroy everything you love. Don’t believe me? Check out the bands teaser for Pillbox and stream their last release Shellfire!. Yessir. Continue reading
Two amazing powerhouse bands, Full Of Hell and Noisem have announced a co-headlining tour that will take them all cross the US and it is sure to be epic. As if not be be outdone… by themselves, the band will also be teaming up with powerviolence legends Dropdead on select dates along the West Coast (best Coast!). I mean, damn. That’s an unbelievable bill. Check out the dates and full poster after the jump to see if this amazing package is coming to a town near you. Continue reading
Dead Instruments and PLF are both band that I have followed for a good while now and I dig both of them, but I’ve been wondering when I would hear new tunes from either. Well, lucky me. The band will be releasing a split EP titled Season Of Velocity, which you can stream after the jump. Both of these bands destroy and it’s amazingly awesome that they are together at last. Check out the tracks after the jump. Continue reading
So Cal powerviolence wunderkinds FISSURE have solidified the schedule for their upcoming summer West Coast Tour. Tour dates and poster after the break.
This review is far from unbiased. I confess I’ve booked this band before so I can personally attest to their awesomeness. But biased or not this review will give light to one of the most promising up-and-coming punk acts in So Cal or anywhere.
After being exposed to Nashville, TN’s Bleed the Pigs’s debut EP Mortis Fatum I was intrigued by the promise this young band showed. While showing great potential they nonetheless fell short of expanding their
sound beyond the already aging Entombedcore sound pioneered by Nails and further popularized by a host of bands. However on their followup EP, Overcompensations for Misery they have smashed right thru the
glass ceiling and have, in my mind, established themselves as a force to be reckoned with in the national punk/hardcore/powerviolence scene.
My attention was first alerted to the existence of Boddicker last fall when I was tasked with the responsibility of reviewing their split with Kata Sarka. I was immediately impressed with the unbridled fury Boddicker was able to contain in each of their songs so I was very much interested in reviewing their latest release, an EP entitled False Flag.
ACxDC need no introduction here on American Aftermath, as they are always welcomed with an open hand and an inverted cross. I have adored this band for years, as have Lane and Eric. They totally destroy and they are the embodiment of west coast grindcore. The band will release their new album later this month and, as if they haven’t pumped you up enough, the band is streaming a new track called “Paid In Full.” Check this shit out, courtesy of CVLT Nation. Continue reading