Long Live The Chain: ZERO PROGRESS Debut “United Slam”


Danville, California hardcore outfit Zero Progress have unleashed the first track off of their heavily under-wraps upcoming GMM Records debut LP, Champions Of Hardcore. The minute-over “United Slam” skillfully wields restrained machine gun snare-backed Infest-ian rhythms with wall-punching breaks and anthemic youth crew shout-alongs under a  Ellie Loarca pro-shot video compiling the various antics and shenanigans unique to the ZP Live Experience. Peep “United Slam” along with dates for Zero Progress’s current East Coast tour with fellow Indiana chain mates, Social Damage, kicking off tomorrow in Detroit, below.  Continue reading

THE ROUGH BOYS Streaming New Track “Blood, Booze And Gasoline”


Ontario’s punk infused thrashers The Rough Boys have premiered a new track from their forthcoming third EP, Blood, Booze and Gasoline, which is due out on July 22nd. The new track happens to be the whiskey soaked, raging title track, and it can be streamed exclusively at Decibel now. Point your browsers to Decibel to get punched in the face by this crossover anthem.

You can check out the band’s past releases over at their Bandcamp page.

PUNCH Announce New Album “They Don’t Have To Believe”; Stream New Track

San Francisco hardcore outfit Punch have announced the release of their third full length album and follow up to 2011’s Nothing Lasts EP. The new record, which was recorded by Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Joyce Manor, etc), will be entitled They Don’t Have to Believe and will be released through Deathwish on August 19th. Pre-orders for the record are available now at this location. The album’s artwork and track listing can be seen after the break along with a stream of the opening track “Worth More Than Your Opinion”.

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MURMURS Streaming New Track “The Void”

Seattle’s Murmurs (Transient, etc) have premiered a new track from their forthcoming album, Bound, over at Noisey. The track is entitled “The Void” and perfectly blends the gruff aggression of punk with pop punk melody. You’ll be humming it in your head for the remainder of the day, I assure you. Head over to Noisey to check out the track now.

Bound is due out this fall via Dead Broke Records. Pre-orders can be placed here. You can also stream the group’s previous release, Fly With the Unknown, after the break.

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CODE ORANGE To Release New Album “I Am King” In September

cokiamkingCode 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

Review: MALADJUSTED – “Death Is The Only Relief”

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.

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Review: BLEED THE PIGS – “Overcompensations for Misery”

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.

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Review: BODDICKER – “False Flag”

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.

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Exclusive Interview: ENABLER’S Jeff Lohrber

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.

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FLORIDIAN WINTER Offer Two Albums For Free Download

floridian winterI 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

Exclusive Interview: CULT LEADER


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

ENABLER: Second Full Length To See Spring Release; New Spring/Summer Tour Dates Announced

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.

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