Happy Halloween, gnargonauts. In celebration of this most dreary of Halloweens, I have put together a Misfits playlist for you to enjoy. This playlist covers my favorite Misfits songs as well as some very well done covers by other artists including Cradle Of Filth, Aiden and Earth Crisis. So put on your hockey mask and grab your chainsaws. It’s that time of year. Enjoy. Continue reading »
Me and Lane have talked about Freya a few times and I am proud to present to you a making of video for the bands new album Paragon Of The Crucible, which will be released soon. This video specifically focuses on vocalist Karl Buechner (Earth Crisis) and his lyrical themes on the album. I like hearing what vocalists have to say about the process for which they come up with lyrics, being a vocalist myself and Karl is a legend in the hardcore community, so it’s coming from a credible source. You can check out the video after the jump. Let the brilliance ensue! Continue reading »
New York metallic hardcore legends Earth Crisis have announced a mini-tour spanning West Coast and East in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of their Firestorm EP. With West Coast support incoming from Harness and Lionheart and East Coast support incoming from Shai Hulud, Thy Will Be Done and White Widows, Earth Crisis are set to perform live sets featuring the Firestorm EP in full along with many other rarely played songs. Peep the full tour circuit details above and stream Firestorm in full below.
I can’t believe I missed this but apparently Freya (Earth Crisis, etc) will be releasing a new album at some point this year. The band’s fourth full length record will be entitled Paragon of the Crucible and is currently being prepared for a U.S. release through Holy Mountain Printing and overseas through Deadlight Entertainment. Freya recently released the official cover art for the record which can be viewed above, obviously. Pretty epic isn’t? Freya’s Bandcamp page has two tracks from the upcoming available for streaming right now. The tracks in question are the title track and “Serpentine”, which features a guest guitar solo from Paul Waggoner of Between the Buried and Me. Feel free to stream those tracks directly below.
In celebration of their 10th anniversary, legendary metallic hardcore group, First Blood, are set to release a free covers album as a tribute to the many bands that have paved the way and inspired them. With the promise of even more covers to come, the following bands have been confirmed to be covered: Hatebreed, Sick Of It All, Earth Crisis, Agnostic Front, Madball, All Out War, Biohazard, and Suicidal Tendencies. The album is set to debut sometime during “the holidays” which I’m guessing is most logically, Christmas. Till then, bedmosh to these songs below. Continue reading »
Because I honestly had forgotten all about this band. I mean, yeah, I used to jam the shit out of them back in the day. They were killer. I could have sworn that I hear some time ago that Earth Crisis called it quits. But, it seems I was wrong because the band is putting out a new album and have released a single off of it. The song is called “Total War” and, instrument-wise it sounds like any other Earth Crisis track, but vocally it doesn’t seem to have the same amount of emotion that it used to. True, it has been quite a while since I’ve listened to Earth Crisis, so maybe it’s just me and not them. But, I would rather blame them, you know what I mean? Earth Crisis’ new album, Neutralize the Threat is due to be released on July 12th. You can check out the new track below and the track listing for Neutralize the Threat after the jump. Enjoy.
~R. Gnarly//Dig It or Die