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
Glory Kid Ltd., home of such hardcore luminaries as Divider, Old Wounds, and Run With The Hunted (RIP), have announced the signing of Hudson Valley, NY-based
hardcore band Trenchfoot. Read on after the break for the deets.
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.
Detroit’s off-kilter punks Child Bite have released a new track from their forthcoming Strange Waste EP over at Invisible Oranges. The track, entitled “Molestation of the Arts”, spirals about in a manic, drug-induced fashion . It’s odd and catchy in the best ways possible. Vocalist Shawn Knight comments on the lyrical nature of the track:
“I am an artist and a designer. I often have internal debates about where the line is between the two; what is pure art, the difference between art and design, and is it ok for the two to blend. Sometimes it’s clear, sometimes not so much. This song is a very cynical critique on the art director/ad agency side of things, coming from an artist’s point of view. One way of looking at advertising is that it’s pure manipulation; a commercial’s job is to sell you a product or service; to make you want it more than the other options available. One tactic agencies use is hijacking whatever the latest trends are to seem hip… This way whatever they are selling comes off as ‘cool.’ Cool sells. That’s what this tune is about; major corporations attempting to appear trendy in order to trick people out of their money.”
Stream the new track over at Invisible Oranges and check out their video for “Ancestral Ooze” after the break.
XTRMST, which features members of AFI, will release their debut album next week and the straight-edge hardcore group have unloaded a pretty rad music video. The video is for their track “Conformist,” which is an amazing song, and it’s a really cool video. You can check out the video after the jump. Become. Conform. Extreme. Continue reading
As you all know, I am a HUGE fucking fan of Alexisonfire. I have loved the band for years and I was saddened when they called it quits back in 2011. We have seen numerous bands arise out of the ashes of Alexisonfire, such as Gallows. Well, it appears that AoF screamer George Pettit has been working hard on creating music that sounds absolutely nothing like Alexisonfire. I present to you, Dead Tired. This band is fronted by Pettit and has it’s head in the hardcore/punk/sludge variety of savage tunes. After the jump you can stream a track from the band and trust me, you want to hear this. Continue reading
I adore Cancer Bats. That is all you need to know. I have always loved the band and I have been anxiously awaiting new material from them. Well, it looks like the time is upon us all, as Cancer Bats have released details about their upcoming album Searching For Zero. In addition to the track list, album title and album art (see above), the band has released a lyric video for the track “Arsenic In The Year Of The Snake,” which is a phenomenally crushing track. After the jump you can peep the track list and listen to the new track. JAM IT OUT. Continue reading
Baltimore hardcore outfit Old Lines (Ex. Pulling Teeth and Ruiner) have released their new album, No Child Left Behind, out tomorrow on No Sleep Records, for full streaming over at their official bandcamp. The Baltimore fiends will be touring the US in support of the record later this month, hitting Brooklyn on the 24th and ending their run on the 24th of November. Peep the stream of No Child Left Behind along with full details for Old Lines’s tour below and pick up the album via No Sleep Records here.
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
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.
Recent Revelation Records signees Soul Search have announced dates for a full US tour alongside their peers in Fury, kicking off early November and ending mid-December. In addition, the duo will see their California contemporaries in Violent Situation, Forced Order and Skinfather as support depending on date. Peep the full details below. Hopefully, the imminent tour signifies the release of Soul Search’s long-coming debut full length. Continue reading
Hostage Calm have released their new album Die On Stage and the band has quickly followed up with a music video directed by the one and only Max Moore. I love this guys videos and I think Hostage Calm are incredible so, put the two together and you get awesome. Check out the bands music video for “A Thousand Miles Away From Here” after the jump. Enjoy! Continue reading
Back in July, Lane told you about Teen Death, a new band that everyone should have on their radar because their EP Crawling is amazing and it is definitely end-of-the-year-list worthy. I have listened to this album numerous times and, even if it’s just once, listen to it. Do it for the good of all humanity. Do it for grungepunk in 2014. It’s unique and it’s magical. Stream Crawling over at New Noise Magazine.