Rad 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
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.
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.
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.
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 Way, SorryXExcuse, 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.
I fucking adore Cancer Bats. They are one of my all-time favorite bands and are also one of the major reasons I love the country of Canada (right next to Hockey, poutine and Harley Morenstein’s beard). The band will be unleashing their new album Searching For Zero in March and the band has released a music video for their track “True Zero.” You can check out that video below. Continue reading
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.