The controversial moshcore titans in Desolated have announced dates for a sure-to-be ignorant month long US tour later this Fall alongside Florida deathcore act Traitors, our Pennsylvania metallic hardcore friends in Benchpress and New York hardcore act VICE. With a strange hierarchy of hatred, wherein metalheads have come to hate hardcore shows for the violence and in turn, the hardcore scene has come to hate Desolated for the same reasons, this tour alongside its crew of bands is going to be something. Peep full details and dates via the poster above.


The new split 7″ between Benchpress and Martyr’s Tongue can now be streamed in full over at No Clean Singing. The split is out now via Get This Right and can be purchased at this location. While you’re paying out, be sure to stream all four brutal tracks at No Clean Singing. Check it out.

MARTYR’S TONGUE Streaming New Track “Deconstructive Process”

Puerto Rico based hardcore act, Martyr’s Tongue, have unleashed a new track from their upcoming split with Benchpress over at CVLT Nation. The new track is entitled “Deconstructive Process” and it is one of two tracks from Martyr’s Tongue on the split. The song opens up with a barrage of noise for the first 60 seconds or so before metallic beatdowns occupy the second half of the song. The split 7″ will be released on May 6th via Get This Right Records and pre-orders can be purchased here. You can listen to the new track after the break.

Additionally, you can stream Benchpress’s opening track on the split below as well.

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Lift For Justice II: BENCHPRESS Streaming New Track “Penance”

1475777_434601863308672_1472253842_n The Pennsylvanian metallic hardcore rippers in Benchpress are at it again. Following the release of two crushing EPs and a recent European excursion, the Lewistown executioners have finally returned with a new track entitled “Penance”, off of their upcoming May 6th double-tap split with San Juan Holy Terrorists, Martyrs Tongue. Stream the track below and pre-order the split via GTR Records on limited vinyl with digital download here and purely digital download here.

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ROCKBOTTOM and BENCHPRESS Announce East Coast Tour



Lewistown, PA’s dumbbell demolishing, metallic hardcore outfit Benchpress have announced an eight date tour outing with fellow Doylestown, PA peers Rock Bottom set for late May. Check out the complete tour details above and stream both bands’ most recent releases, Benchpress’s Controlled By Death (review here) and Rock Bottom’s Down With The Devil, below. Both releases are currently out on Marked For Death Records, order here. Stay Hated.


Review: BENCHPRESS – “Controlled By Death”


The best and latest incarnation of Led Zeppelin are back. Following up on their debut EP, Stay Hated, Benchpress return with their sophomore effort, the crushing, Controlled By Death, which builds onto the initial metallic-tinged hardcore sound of the group with a greater emphasis on thrash metal and death metal elements. Continue reading

Lift For Justice: BENCHPRESS Debut New Track “Silver Spoon”



Hardcore’s favorite band named after an act of physical exercise, Benchpress, return for a secondary pit punishing workout. Drawing upon a further alignment to thrash metal and death metal influences, “Silver Spoon” brutally builds upon the foundations of Benchpress’s first blood effort Stay Hated(free download here) and represents the first cut off of the group’s long awaited sophomore EP, Controlled By Death, out this upcoming Spring via Marked For Death Records. Groovier, grimier and more pissed off than ever, Controlled By Death is shaping up to represent the best work by this latest incarnation of Led Zeppelin yet. Stream “Silver Spoon” and check Benchpress’s upcoming tour dates below.  Continue reading


“We have such sights to show you!” – Hellraiser, 1987

Welcome to the fifth edition of Cryptic Passages, a weekly column in which I, Eric Nguyen, will be presenting for your torture, some of the most brutal, unrelenting, and hate drenched pieces of audio I’ve found journeying through the misanthropic plains of the internet. Three satanic passages await you in the cryptic chasm…after the jump. Continue reading