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:
Preorders are now up for the new split 7″ between two all stars in the grind world, FUBAR and Total F**king Destruction. With a sound all to their own, TFD combine elements of hardcore, grind, and thrash into a singular individualistic sonic punk attack. Featuring Rich Hoak from the legendary Brutal Truth, TFD are definitely a beast all of their own creation. While the Dutch FUBAR keep a things a bit more traditional with a sound strongly rooted in old school crusty grind.
Continue on after the break for the details and a preview of the split.
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.
Interview by Dave Cotton firstname.lastname@example.org
One of the best current post hardcore/shoegaze/art rock bands in the United States, CITY OF SHIPS, released their third full length record Ultraluminaltoday. Many an interviewer is quick to point out the influences in this band’s sound; namely HUM’S galactic bombast, and SWERVEDRIVER’S calculated guitar motifs. However, it should really be said that CITY OF SHIPS know the value of first rate songs and their new album is front to back, just that. I spoke to vocalist/guitarist Eric Jernigan about their new record Ultraluminal.
Italian doom trio Ufomammut have announced their first ever North American tour in support of their forthcoming album, Ecate. The trek will begin in May, following their European tour, and will see support from Portland’s Usnea. Those tour dates, as well as the fourth behind-the-scenes video featurette for their new album, can be found below.
Ecate will be released on March 31 via Neurot Recordings.
[SUBURBAN SCUM with Will Putney – photo by Sean Sullivan]
New Jersey hardcore outfit Suburban Scum have announced the release of their debut full length record. The new LP was tracked by Will Putney (Body Count, The Acacia Strain, etc) at The Machine Shop and will be released through Closed Casket Activities this summer. An official album title and street date are expected to be unveiled in the coming weeks.
Early next month, Suburban Scum will embark on a U.S. tour alongside Expire and Rotting Out that will include appearances at South By So What?! in Grand Prairie, Texas, as well as the New England Metal & Hardcore Fest in Worcester, Massachusetts. Those dates can be found after the break.
Psycroptic will release their new self-titled album next month and the band has released a new music video to up the ante on the excitement. The video is for the bands song “Cold,” which is available right now on iTunes. The track is really rad, although I am not blown away by the video. You can check out the video below. G’day! Continue reading →
Today the Wisconsin black metal troop released their “final album” and left it raw and uncut, like good hardcore porn. Shroud of Despondency released the album known as “Family Tomb” today on their Bandcamp page. I jammed it and was pleasantly greeted with all good things black metal including ominous guitar writing and keyboard driven atmospheric synth.
In addition to their upcoming trek with Enslaved and Ecstatic Vision in March, doomsayers Yob have announced additional tour dates surrounding that aforementioned tour. First of which is a one-off show with noise metal act Will Haven on March 3rd and nine dates with Witch Mountain after the Enslaved tour concludes. You can check out the tour dates as the currently stand after the break.