ROTTING OUT Has Broken Up

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Despite plans for an album following their latest EP Reckoning and a previously announced spot on this year’s Warped Tour, California hardcore act Rotting Out have broken up. The disbanding has been addressed briefly and in little detail by both vocalist Walter Delgado on his tumblr page here and the band as a whole on their official Facebook here.

 

PRIMITIVE MAN Announce Spring Tour Dates With Canadian Grinders WAKE

WAKE and Primitive Man, two of the most promising young bands in extreme music are making preparations for their upcoming spring tour which will see them getting the party started right in Denver May 15 and bringing things to a close in St.Louis 5/28. With stops along the way in D.C., with The Body and Water Torture, and in Charm City at MDF with the millions of amazing bands that play that event every year.
This tour will cover both ends of the extreme music spectrum with Primitive Man bringing the slow, crushing, low-end pain with their punishing brand of blackened sludge/doom while WAKE will be providing the SPEEEED!! with the unending power and mania that is their hardcore/grind attack.

Continue after the break for tour dates and tour poster:

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BENT LIFE Sign With Bridge 9 Records; Label Debut Set For 2015 Release

Bridge 9 Recs is proud to announce the signing of Midwest hardcore stalwarts Bent Life. Based out of Lincoln, Nebraska with roots dating back to 2010 Bent Life have made a name for themselves in today’s hardcore landscape with EP releases on Lost Time and 6131 Records and tours with such hxc luminaries as Naysayer, Bitter End, and Alpha and Omega among others. Well known and well liked for their brand of heavy hardcore in the vein of Merauder and Outburst, BL’s next release
will be a two-song EP on Bad Teeth Recordings. Be on the lookout for Bent Life’s B 9 debut set for release later this year.

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THE FLEX Streaming New EP “Don’t Bother With The Outside World”

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UK’s THE FLEX have released for stream a new EP entitled Don’t Bother With The Outside World. Teased earlier this year, the six-song outting is expected out this Spring via the veritable Lockin’ Out Records. Stream the full EP below and catch THE FLEX flexing on their upcoming full US trek, kicking off next month, with DC brethren Red Death, details also below. Continue reading

LIFELESS Streaming New Album “Dream”

lifeless fdreamWho’s a fan of hardcore?! THIS GUY! Who loves Lifeless?! THIS GUY!? Well, kiddos, the time has come. The amazing band Lifeless has released their album online for all to stream and enjoy. The album, titled Dream, is available now via Fast Break! Records and you can stream the entire album below. I don’t think I’ve stopped listening to Dream for the majority of today. It’s a pretty great album.    Continue reading

POISON IDEA Streaming New Track “Bog”

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Portland hardcore greats Poison Idea have premiered the first new track from their highly-anticipated follow up to 2006’s Last Will and Testament, Confuse & Conquer, over at New Noise. The new track, titled “Bog”, rips through two-and-a-half minutes of classic hardcore nuances that are too catchy for their own good. Stream the jam for yourself at this location.

Confuse & Conquer will be released on April 7 via Southern Lord. Pre-orders can be obtained here and here. The band’s upcoming tour dates can be found below.

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KYLES, ANGRY GODS And More Contribute Tracks To BLACK FLAG Tribute

cvltnationsessionsBFIn the past CVLT Nation have released tributes to bands by releasing compilation cover albums featuring however many bands it takes to complete the album. I usually post about these compilation and the latest is no different. The new CVLT comp is a complete cover of Black Flag‘s Slip It In and it features bands like Kylesa, Angry Gods, Augurs and more. Check out the comp below and download it for free.     Continue reading

COLISEUM Release New Music Video; Reveal Details For “Anxiety’s Kiss”

colanxietyColiseum have returned and they are bringing with them a new album. The album will be titled Anxiety’s Kiss and it will see release in May. I don’t know about you folks, but I’m pretty stoked. As if that wasn’t enough, Coliseum have also unloaded a music video to amp us up even more. You can check out more details about Anxiety’s Kiss as well as the video for “We Are The Water,” which was directed by the great Max Moore.     Continue reading

HALSHUG Streaming New Track “Knæl”

halshug - blahblahbandRad hardcore Danish powerhouse Halshug will thrust their fierce Blodets Bånd next week and they are currently streaming a badass new track titled “Knæl.” Now, I don’t speak this bands native language, but I don’t need to because I do speak the international language of hardcore punk.  Halshug are a force to be reckoned with and their music should be jammed at high volume. Check out “Knæl” below. Or fuck off.      Continue reading

MAGRUDERGRIND Sign With Relapse Records; Label Debut To Arrive Later This Year

Two titans of grind joined forces the other day with the most trusted name in grind , Relapse Records, signing hardcore/grind/powerviolence marauders Magrudergrind. With their impending label debut set for release later this year.
Follow after the break for the details.

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SABERTOOTH ZOMBIE To Release “Human Performance IV” Thru TWELVE GAUGE RECORDS

The fourth and final installation in the Human Performance series of EPs by storied North Bay hardcore band Sabertooth Zombie is set for a March 3rd release on Twelve Gauge Recs. The legacy and roots of SZ go deep into the hardcore scene of the Bay Area. Some of their peers include Ceremony, Trash Talk, and No Statik, among others. No Sir, another top quality Bay Area hardcore band, share members with the Tooth. No Sir’s breakthrough Lp, ’13’s The Future Is Bright, was released on Twelve Gauge. Do you see what’s going on here ,people? Do you see a pattern?  You see how everything ties in here?

Always the hardest rockin’ and bluesiest hardcore band of their scene or perhaps even their generation, SZ on their newest release Human Performance IV, draw upon a legion of disparate influences and inspirations for the recording, (recorded and mixed by Sam Pura at The Panda Studios and mastered by Piper Payne),
from Merle Haggard and Pink Floyd, to outlaw country, Jack Kerouac, and noise rock everything adds up to what is sure to make for an interesting headphone listen and hopefully, (fingers crossed), energetic live show.

Continue on after the break for the EP’s album cover art, track listing, and a link to live footage of Sabertooth Zombie’s performance at Anaheim’s Chain Reaction.

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OUTLET Signs to GLORY KID , New Song Streaming Now

Born in the Year of Our Lord 2007 in the town of Idaho Falls melodic metallic hardcore quintet Outlet prepare to bequeath to the world the follow up to their acclaimed 2009 EP “Broken Is The Man, Vital Are The Missing Parts”. Consisting of 6 songs and spanning over 30 minutes the new EP “Memento Mori” contains in it just as emotion as it does math or heaviness, though it has plenty of all three. Slated for a Spring ’15 release in digital and physical formats on Glory Kid Ltd. “Memento Mori” marks a milestone in the development of Outlet as such innovations as the conservative use of clean, melodic, vocals and a light math influence are incorporated by the band, always in a subtle way.

Continue on after the break for a sample of Outlet’s maturation as a band in the form of their new song “Mortal Coil”. Streaming right now over at New Noise Magazine.

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Exclusive Interview: Antonio Marquez of SPINE

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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 WaySorryXExcuse, 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.

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