The Chariot have announced that they will throw in the towel after ten long years of making chaotic music for all of us to enjoy. The band have released a special video montage revealing their eventual disbandment. The video also announced the band’s plans for a farewell tour that will span from October 10th to November 16th with Birds in Row, Glass Cloud, To the Wind and Rebuker in tow. Needless to say I am incredible bummed and hope to see this band play before I never have the chance again. You can view the farewell video after the break.
RIP The Chariot: 2003-2013. You will be missed.
This year has been more than gracious to my ears. I was fond of so many releases in 2012 that it was like pulling teeth trying to narrow this list down to JUST thirty. Since albums have the tendency to grow on me, this list was compiled without review ratings in mind, if I had a chance to review them that is. These thirty albums are the records that I continued to revisit throughout the year and have yet to stop jamming. These are the records that are still fresh and exciting upon the umpteenth listen. Without further adieu, these are my favorite albums of the year.
French three piece hardcore act Birds In Row are currently streaming a new track off of their upcoming album, You, Me & The Violence(Sept. 4th) exclusively over at Blow The Scene. Coming off of the already off-kilter and unique roster of Deathwish Inc. bands, Birds In Row showcase a style of hardcore that is melodic and haunting as much as it is hard-hitting and intense. The track in question, “Police and Thieves”, hits like a thunderstorm at sea. The blasting and powerviolence-esque rhythms, instrumental abrasiveness, and tortured vocals of the track ebb and flow along with a surrounding atmosphere of melody and haunting serenity. Stream “Police and Thieves” here and be sure to pre-order Birds In Rows’s You, Me & The Violence(available in three vinyl colors, CD, or digital) via Deathwish Inc. here.
That’s right, the aforementioned bands will be playing a few shows in the US in April. Below are the scheduled dates as well as a song from each band so you can jam out.
Loma Prieta and Birds in Row are planning to tour the US next month. Here are the announced tour dates. Sadly, no Texas dates. So excuse me while I slit my wrists. Here are the dates:
This time last year I posted about Birds In Row, a French hardcore band who had released an album through the free label Throatruiner Records. Well, I didn’t hear anything about the band until a short time ago when I learned that Birds In Row had signed to Deathwish, Inc., which was pretty fucking cool. I think this band will fit in very well alongside Deathwish bands like Touche Amore, Rise And Fall and New Lows. Now it has been announced that Birds In Row has entered the studio to record their Deathwish debut. Here is what frontman Bart Hirigoyen had to say:
“We’ve been taking a month and a half to compose these twelve songs. It should sound a bit more aggressive, yet more melodic too. The lyrics are centered around the concept of feeling old and jaded when this is only the beginning of life.”
Also on January 17th Vitriol Records will release Collected, a retrospective on all of Birds In Row‘s material to date. Check out their album Cottbus streaming below.
Last night while surfing BandCamp, as I have been doing a lot lately, I stumbled across a band out of nowhere. The band is called Birds In Row. I was intrigued by the name alone, so when I pressed play, the music drew me in. After an interesting intro, the music becomes a punishing melee of crusty hardcore chaos. Much in the vein of Trap Them and Black Breath. And I love those bands, so Birds In Row is right up my alley. The music is chunky and filthy. The vocals are extremely powerful. And what is the best thing about this band besides being amazing? Their album, Cottbus is available on their BandCamp page for free. Yes, I said free. After downloading the album and extracting the zip file, I found another interesting thing. A word document titled “FVCK LARS ULRICH.” Amazing. It is a press release from the head of Throatruiner Records and it reads as follows:
Thanks for your download, we hope you will enjoy this record as much as we did! When I have started Throatruiner Records last year, one of my guidelines was to put all my releases on free download. Because the stuff i love should live without any boundaries. So if you want to support Throatruiner Records & our bands, please visit http://throatruinerrecords.tumblr.com/ and pick some stuff, we need it; and if you think we don’t deserve any $, be kind, share this album with five of your friends!
This band is great, go and check them here and jam the shit out of this free fucking metal! Expect an album review later today.