Ohio hardcore activists Empire Of Rats releases their new, self-titled album at the beginning of the month and now the good people at Decibel Magazine have unleashed a full album stream for your listening pleasure. This is a must-listen for fans of vicious hardcore. Seriously, do yourself a favor and stream this beast after the jump. Continue reading
Following up their West Coast run last month, Ashtabula, OH dark hardcore outfit Homewrecker have confirmed an additional two months of tour for the upcoming late Summer/Fall slate, set to begin in less than two weeks. After first hitting up Toledo and Indianapolis for a handful of tour dates alongside A389 labelmates Full Of Hell, Homewrecker will hook up with Harm’s Way and Dead In The Dirt for an extensive two week West Coast tour followed by a week’s worth of dates with Harm’s Way alone. Following this, Homewrecker will embark on their first ever European tour running through October alongside Poland’s Calm The Fire before returning home for a spew of U.S./Canada dates. The culmination of this tour cycle will see Homewrecker returning to work on their sophomore A389 released LP, Circle Of Death, due out sometime in the first half of 2014. Peep the full tour dates below alongside a stream of Homewrecker’s debut LP, Worms And Dirt. Continue reading
Columbus, Ohio metallic hardcore group Empire Of Rats are streaming a new track entitled “Another Minute In Hell” off of their long-awaited debut self titled LP, out this Fall, October 1st via A389 Recordings, exclusively over at Lambgoat. Ripe with chunky pit-inducing riffs, piercing double-bass backed blasts and a modicum of swarming solos and breakdowns, Empire Of Rats are here to prove that the oft-regurgitated, rarely perfected realm of heavy hardcore is still very much alive. Additionally, stream and download Empire Of Rats’s current discography free below and follow them via their official Facebook here for future updates and tour outings.
Baltimore’s newest thrashers Noisem are an incredible band that I have come to love this year. Their debut release Agony Defined is definitely one of the best and meanest records of the year and, if you have yet to get into these dudes, they are giving you the chance! For a limited time, you can download/pay what you want for Agony Defined via their label A389’s Bandcamp page or the widget below.
To go along with the great news of a free album, the band has also released a live music video for their song “Severed” through Toxicbreed’s Funhouse. You can check that out after the jump. Also, epic win for the singers short-shorts. Continue reading
This upcoming September, Harm’s Way will be heading out west in support of their most recent EP, Blinded, along with grindcore peers, Dead In The Dirt, and dark hardcore allies, Homewrecker. The band has announced that the tour is the first out of a run of U.S. dates in support of the new record. Peep the full tour details above and a music video for “Mind Control”, a track off of Blinded, out now on Deathwish Inc., below.
Those grinders Full Of Hell are some nice boys. Not only have they released some of the most vicious, highly-anticipated and menacing grinding hardcore records of the last few years, but they have also launched themselves forward and have made their latest album Rudiments of Mutilation available for free download via A389’s Bandcamp page.
If you have yet to take in the mass intensity that is Full Of Hell or if you haven’t had the cash to grab a proper copy of Rudiments, now is your chance. Get on this shit, as it is a bad mother of a record. FYI, the album is available for free for this week only!! Continue reading
How do you review noise? As an experimental realm of electronics, one that can and has relied on imagery for substance, and one that I believe is partially substantiated by one’s own individual projections and musicological mindset, it lacks the basic tenets of popular form. It lacks, at least in my limited time in the genre, the verses and choruses, solos, and differentiating riffs and melodies that exist in relativity and consensus with one another, that allow the peripheral assets and background necessary to critique and enjoy music of most other sort. Beyond the confines of the rasp and harsh electronic fuzz and distortion, narrative becomes preeminent, and within the direction of the Full Of Hell ethos, the band are able to achieve this in mounds. Continue reading
Ashtabula, OH dark hardcore group, Homewrecker, have announced dates and locations for a Summer West Coast tour. Venue and ticket details will be updated and provided via Homewrecker’s official Facebook page, here. As noted by the TBA mark on some of the dates, there are still some loose ends to the tour and any and all who are able to help with booking, are welcome to contact the band via their Facebook. In the meantime, stream one of my favorite albums of last year, Homewrecker’s debut album, Worms and Dirt, below.
My first encounter with Weekend Nachos was an advertisement for the album, Worthless, on the side panel of prominent metal blog, Invisible Oranges. But it was just that, an advertisement. At the time, I was an ignorant fuckhead attempting to present myself as a sophisticated underground death metal hipster. Luckily, that transformation never fully occurred and in a move of self-rediscovery to reclaim all I had lost in my egotistical musings, I turned to hardcore. Aiding that transition back to the mosh was none other than Weekend Nachos, a band whose brash juxtaposition of the ridiculous with an inane amount of vitriol and hatred would lead them to become one of my favorite bands ever. I recently had the chance to interview John Hoffman, lead vocalist and prominent song-writer of Weekend Nachos, to talk about the band’s upcoming record, the Weekend Nachos theme park, Attack Attack, the one time John met Robert Englund, the ethics and function of labels and more. Check it all out after the jump.
-Eric Nguyen, CrypticChasms
Full Of Hell have recently debuted the video for the song “The Lord Is My Light”, off of their recently released sophomore LP, Rudiments of Mutilation, out now on A389 Recordings. The corrosive experimental two-toned video comes directed by Lukas Hodge, who also directed the group’s previous video for the track “Fox Womb”, and depicts a hooded individual plastered with projections of slice of life moments whilst in the midst of a suicide attempt.
Stream the ghoulish video as well as Rudiments Of Mutilation in full below and be sure to catch Full of Hell on their remaining tour dates with Seven Sisters of Sleep as well as on their upcoming European trek with Circle Takes The Square and Code Orange Kids, details also below. Continue reading
Integrity are one of the forerunners of hardcore. They have lived as one of America’s most damaging hardcore acts for quite some time and every time the band releases new music, there is nothing but extraordinary response. If you’re not a fan of Integrity, please pass this post and continue on. Continue reading
I loves me some Blind To Faith, man. This band is incredible and I have pretty much followed them since their inception. The band has released a new music video for their song “Under The Heptagram” which comes off of their new EP. The EP will be released by A389 Recordings at some point this year. Oh, and this video… Continue reading
When Noisem exploded onto the scene this year (as Necropsy), I knew that they would be the band to watch in 2013. The band released their first single last month and it took me to a new place. The band has found a home on A389 Records and it’s easy to see why, their aggressive take to music is one that is not to be taken lightly. Their vicious thrash attack is something that I could only dream of. Continue reading
Full Of Hell’s long awaited sophomore LP has finally arrived. Presenting itself as a much more cohesive record, Rudiments Of Mutilation documents the continued organic evolution of the group as displayed in the vast experimental approaches of the various splits and noise projects since 2011’s Roots Of Earth Are Consuming My Home. The resulting effort preserves the integrity of the group’s signature base sound while mutating into its own demented avenues, cementing Full Of Hell as one of the most challenging and unique hardcore acts of today. Continue reading