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 »
Vicious hardcore outfit from Belgium Oathbreaker have unveiled a new track from their forthcoming album Eros/Anteros which will see the light of day on August 20th via Deathwish, Inc. The album is highly anticipated by many a fan and, if you’re anything like me, you’ll be excited to learn that the band is currently streaming a blistering new track titled “Condor Tongue.” Wanna hear it? Hit the jump. Continue reading »
After nearly two years of silence, Harm’s Way have debuted a video for a new track entitled “Mind Control”, off of their upcoming EP, Blinded. Directed by Max Moore Films, “Mind Control” provides a cryptic visual counterpart to a devastating new slice of the group’s menacing signature brand of metallic hardcore. Stream the video for “Mind Control” below and pre-order Blinded in Vinyl or CD format via Deathwish Inc. here. Check out an interview I recently did with guitarist Bo Lueders here, where we go into some of the background behind Blinded, touring in Europe and more. Continue reading »
Based out of Chicago, IL, Harm’s Way are one of the hardest hitting and original bands in contemporary hardcore today. Initially surged with a powerviolence bite, the Chicago group eventually took a turn towards caustic metallic hardcore infused with the spirit of Merauder, Machinehead and 90s death metal, even stepping into industrial territory on their acclaimed 2011 sophomore LP, Isolation. The group’s relative silence since then has recently been broken with this year’s March announcement of the group’s signing to Deathwish Inc. along with the announcement of a new EP for the group, Blinded. I recently checked in with lead guitarist Bo Lueders to talk about Blinded, touring in Europe, growth beyond the scene, Wolfnote, Bo’s new pop punk group, and more. Check it all out after the jump.
Aside from a few tours, Chicago, Illinois hardcore group Harm’s Way have been relatively quiet since the release of 2011′s devastating Isolation. That silence has been broken. The recently Deathwish-signed group will have a new EP entitled “Blinded” out soon. Recorded at Bricktop Studios with engineer Andy Nelson(Weekend Nachos), Blinded features five tracks of what are said to be the band’s heaviest and most exploratory material yet. The full track listing as well as album artwork, by the mighty Florian Bertmer(Converge, Pig Destroyer, etc.) can be viewed below with release date and pre-order info soon to follow. In the meantime, mark your calenders for Harm’s Way on their upcoming European Summer tour with peers Twitching Tongues and I Exist, dates below. Continue reading »