Young And In The Way are definitely one of my favorite bands currently. Their raw, abrasive style of blackened crust is something that I find myself heavily gravitating towards and their new album When Life Comes To Death is the greatest example of how amazing this band is. YAITW have released a music video for the new track “Be My Blood” and I can honestly say I would be anything for this band. Check out the rad, Max Moore-directed video after the jump. Continue reading
West coast hardcore act Loma Prieta have just kicked off their short-but-sweet tour of the west coast with phenomenal support from Fucking Invincible. If you’re on the west coast, I seriously envy you and I hate you if you miss out on one of these sure-to-be-killer shows. Check after the jump for dates. Continue reading
One of my favorite record labels in hardcore and metal music today is Deathwish Inc. (home of Deafheaven, Converge, Code Orange Kids, Modern Life Is War, Punch and many more). And over the past few days they’ve been teasing and counting down to a major announcement of some kind. None of us knew what it was, many assumed it could be an album release of some sort but the label dropped no hints until the announcement came today in the form of the picture you see above you.
As you should all know (and currently be celebrating), Fred Phelps, founder of the friendly, God Hates Fags family church, The Westboro Baptist Church, has died and to show their feelings, Touché Amoré have released the above t-shirt design, which should be available on their e-store later today. Good show, chaps. Approved. You can also check out the classic “WeHateFredPhelps.com” after the jump. Continue reading
Add legendary New York outfit Pro-Pain to my list of bands I thought were long gone by this point. I seriously had no idea this band was still kicking, but they apparently are and, more than that, they are preparing to release a new album pretty soon. Rad. I was really into Pro-Pain back in the day and their new tunes sound pretty good. Continue reading
Damn right! New Lows are back! New Lows are one of my favorite bands and I have been awaiting the return of their vicious brand of hardcore for a while now and it seems that my need will finally be indulged. The band will be releasing a new five-song EP soon and they have just unveiled the title track from the EP Abhorrent Endings. Check out the track after the jump. Yeeeeeeeah. Continue reading
What’s that? You have never heard of Harm Wülf? Well, that is because this is a new project by a veteran. Headed by Blacklisted front man G. Hirsch, Harm Wülf is Hirsch’s first solo outing and it is a hodgepodge of different genres from different eras in many different ways. I honestly don’t know how to describe the music that is about to flow forth from your speakers or headphones, but I will tell you that it is brilliant and mesmerizing.
There’s Honey In The Soil So We Wait For The Till is the title set for Harm Wülf‘s debut and it will be released by Deathwish, Inc. on 12″ vinyl and as a digital download. You can pre-order the album here. And now, I present to you, “Silk Soul,” the dissonant, emotional eruption from G. Hirsch’s Harm Wülf. Howl, baby. Continue reading
I recently praised the new Doomriders song “Dead Friends,” and I am back to polish this band off. I loved Doomriders‘ sophomore album Darkness Come Alive, as it is one of the raddest albums I’ve heard in the last few years. These dudes have recorded an album called Grand Blood which has a very similar vibe to Heavy Lies. This new record rules, regardless of what some are saying about it. If you don’t believe me, head over to Pitchfork and stream Grand Blood in its entirety. You can listen to “Dead Friends” after the jump just to pump you up. Continue reading
Some people say they prefer Doomriders‘ first album because it had more of a party-vibe to it while their second album swerved more towards “beardo metal,” but I have to disagree. I fell in love with Doomriders right as they released their second album and it is still the strongest album for me. So when I first listened to the bands new track “Dead Friends,” I fucking loved it from the start. It feel exactly like Darkness Comes Alive did when I first listened to it.
What’s that? You want to know what I mean? Click on over after the jump and let this new Doomriders song seep into your earholes. Continue reading
We have been amping you people for new music by Touche Amore for a while now. Lane and I are beyond excited for the bands new album Is Survived By, which will see release at the end of the month through Deathwish, Inc. The band has unveiled a new song from the album entitled “Harbor” and I think it just changed my life. Continue reading
I reviewed Belgian hardcore devastators Oathbreaker’s last album, 2011’s Mælstrøm and I absolutely loved it from start to finish. Initially I thought it would be difficult for the band to create a follow-up to Mælstrøm that would hit me the way that album did. Well, Oathbreaker have released their latest effort Eros|Anteros and it’s time to see what I thought about the album. With the way I became such a huge fan after the release of Mælstrøm, it’s going to be hard for me to not give this review my all. 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.
Belgian hardcore act Oathbreaker, who are prepping the release of their new album Eros/Anteros, have unveiled a brand-spanking new music video for their track “No Rest For The Weary.” This song is phenomenal: emotionally driven and pulverizing. I am currently on my fifth listen to this track at the current time, my third time on this video. The video is strange and compelling. I loved it. Check it out after the jump. Continue reading