So Cal powerviolence wunderkinds FISSURE have solidified the schedule for their upcoming summer West Coast Tour. Tour dates and poster after the break.
From the opening drum roll your doubts are soon laid to rest as it
becomes readily apparent that early ’00s dark hardcore stalwarts
The Banner still know how to bring da muthaf*ckin’ ruckus!
Code Orange (formerly Code Orange Kids) have announced that they will release their new album I Am King this September. As a huge fan of the band, I am beyond stoked that I will be getting some new tunes from them this year. The band has also announced why they have dropped the “kids” from their band name. You can check out the track listing for the album after the jump and read a statement from the band. Continue reading
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.
Enabler has since their formation in 2009 gained a sizable following by releasing a plethora of LPs, EPs, and splits showcasing their potent combo of punk,hardcore,thrash,grind, and crust. Following up on their critically acclaimed 2012 LP All Hail The Void, released on Southern Lord Records, will be La Fin Absolue Du Monde, a rawer ,even more intense exercise in brutality than anything else in Enabler’s discography.
Singer/guitarist/main songwriter Jeff Lohrber was kind enough to sit down with me for an interview via email. Read on after the break.
I am a huge black metal fan and one of my favorite styles of the genre is black punk. What is black punk, you ask? It’s a raw and filthy style of black metal that drips and oozes with punk tones. The band that got me into the genre is Raspberry Bulbs and now another band has crept into my peripheral. The band is called Floridian Winter and I have heard whispers about the band here and there across the interwebs but sitting down right now and listening to the bands material, I am blown away. Check out a stream below that is being hosted by our friends at CVLT Nation, who also have a free download of both releases in the stream. Continue reading
As a fan of Gaza, it was devastating to me when news broke of their split last year. Having developed a friendship with the members, it also hit me on a personal level. It was heartbreaking to see these fine people – who I had watched grow and develop as musicians over the years, and struggle through working their way up – have it all ripped away from them. However, this is what makes their rebirth as Cult Leader all the more inspiring, and the release of EP, Nothing For Us Here, even more eagerly anticipated. Continue reading
One of my favorite record labels in hardcore and metal music today is Deathwish Inc. (home of Deafheaven, Converge, Code Orange Kids, Modern Life Is War, Punch and many more). And over the past few days they’ve been teasing and counting down to a major announcement of some kind. None of us knew what it was, many assumed it could be an album release of some sort but the label dropped no hints until the announcement came today in the form of the picture you see above you.
Milwaukee based hardcore/crust/thrash/grind/whatever unit Enabler will see the release of their second full length, La Fin Absolue Du Monde this spring. Set to hit stores in vinyl and CD versions this May 27, just one day after their debut appearance at Maryland Deathfest. A collaborative effort between San Francisco based Creator-Destructor Records and NYC-area-based The Compound, the label arm of media/PR outfit The Earsplit Compound, La Fin Absolue Du Monde, (“the absolute end of the world” in French) , comes hot on the heels of Shift of Redemption and Flies , the two EPs the band released in 2013.
Fucked Up released their great album David Comes To Life back in 2011 and now the band has returned and announced the release of their next offering Glass Boys (see album art above). On top of announcing Glass Boys, the band has also offered up the track listing and released the first single from the album.
The track is called “Paper The House” and it is everything you love about Fucked Up all neatly tied with a bow. You can check out the track over on Pitchfork and you can see the track list after the jump. Continue reading
Comeback Kids will release one of the raddest albums of 2014 in March and the band has released a teaser for the track “I Depend, I Control.” This track sounds like a killer and it only makes you want to hear more. I promise you that you will not leave this sixteen-second teaser and think this will suck. Check out the teaser after the jump. Word. Continue reading
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