Exclusive Interview: Jeremy Tingle of LIFELESS + Track Premiere “Surrender”

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Lifeless at This Is Hardcore 2014; Photo Credits: Angela Owens (http://www.angelaxowens.com/)

Lifeless are a band out of New Jersey specializing in bleak, heavy as shit, memorable metallic hardcore. I first heard of the band through a b9 hate thread criticizing their excessively violent shows and fans. Being a fan of ignorant shit live and on record, I knew instantly that they were going to be at best, one of my favorite bands and at worst, at least an enjoyable listen. They quickly settled into the former category and I finally had the chance to see them live at last year’s This Is Hardcore Festival wherein news was ruminating of a new LP. That LP, DREAM, is now in sight, set for the release date of March 24th on Fast Break! Records. I had the chance to speak with frontman Jeremy Tingle about the new record, DIY tour horror stories, chilling with Fury Of Five, the time rumors spread that Jeremy had been beaten to death with his own torn off leg, our mutual interests in DOOM and The X-Files and lots more. Check it all out along with an exclusive premiere of the band’s new single “Surrender” below, follow Lifeless on Facebook here and pre-order DREAM via Fast Break! Records here.

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MAGRUDERGRIND Sign With Relapse Records; Label Debut To Arrive Later This Year

Two titans of grind joined forces the other day with the most trusted name in grind , Relapse Records, signing hardcore/grind/powerviolence marauders Magrudergrind. With their impending label debut set for release later this year.
Follow after the break for the details.

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King Nine Sign To Closed Casket Activities; Announce New LP

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New York metallic hardcore act King Nine have signed to Closed Casket Activities and are currently in the process of writing for their as-of-yet untitled sophomore LP, scheduled for release later this Summer. In addition, the band are slated to play a few festivals and one-offs later this year, full details below. Continue reading

SABERTOOTH ZOMBIE To Release “Human Performance IV” Thru TWELVE GAUGE RECORDS

The fourth and final installation in the Human Performance series of EPs by storied North Bay hardcore band Sabertooth Zombie is set for a March 3rd release on Twelve Gauge Recs. The legacy and roots of SZ go deep into the hardcore scene of the Bay Area. Some of their peers include Ceremony, Trash Talk, and No Statik, among others. No Sir, another top quality Bay Area hardcore band, share members with the Tooth. No Sir’s breakthrough Lp, ’13’s The Future Is Bright, was released on Twelve Gauge. Do you see what’s going on here ,people? Do you see a pattern?  You see how everything ties in here?

Always the hardest rockin’ and bluesiest hardcore band of their scene or perhaps even their generation, SZ on their newest release Human Performance IV, draw upon a legion of disparate influences and inspirations for the recording, (recorded and mixed by Sam Pura at The Panda Studios and mastered by Piper Payne),
from Merle Haggard and Pink Floyd, to outlaw country, Jack Kerouac, and noise rock everything adds up to what is sure to make for an interesting headphone listen and hopefully, (fingers crossed), energetic live show.

Continue on after the break for the EP’s album cover art, track listing, and a link to live footage of Sabertooth Zombie’s performance at Anaheim’s Chain Reaction.

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OUTLET Signs to GLORY KID , New Song Streaming Now

Born in the Year of Our Lord 2007 in the town of Idaho Falls melodic metallic hardcore quintet Outlet prepare to bequeath to the world the follow up to their acclaimed 2009 EP “Broken Is The Man, Vital Are The Missing Parts”. Consisting of 6 songs and spanning over 30 minutes the new EP “Memento Mori” contains in it just as emotion as it does math or heaviness, though it has plenty of all three. Slated for a Spring ’15 release in digital and physical formats on Glory Kid Ltd. “Memento Mori” marks a milestone in the development of Outlet as such innovations as the conservative use of clean, melodic, vocals and a light math influence are incorporated by the band, always in a subtle way.

Continue on after the break for a sample of Outlet’s maturation as a band in the form of their new song “Mortal Coil”. Streaming right now over at New Noise Magazine.

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Exclusive Interview: Antonio Marquez of SPINE

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Credits To Maclyn Bean Photography (https://www.facebook.com/maclynbeanphotography)

SPINE are a hardcore group based out of Kansas City, MO and Chicago, IL, consisting of current and former members of Weekend Nachos, Harm’s WaySorryXExcuse, Blindside USA, Kicked In, Last Laugh and Keef Mountain. Despite maintaining a part-time status, the group have managed to enjoy a rich career since their debut in 2011. They’ve carved out a viable live reputation, released a split with legendary Chicago maniacs The Repos, have entered the lexicon of contemporary musician/stand-up comedians and have been part of plans by Mikhail Gorbachev to be sent to the moon. With the recent release of their debut LP, Time Has Gone, I had the opportunity to talk with their lead vocalist, Antonio Marquez about all of the above in addition to quips about the record, arm-wrestling with Zero Progress (R.I.P.) Matt “The Champ” Saincome, acting, socks, Pepsi, gwapes, communism, making the best of lyrical content and barbecue.

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TRENCHFOOT Signs To GLORY KID LTD., Debut LP Set For Spring Release

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Glory Kid Ltd., home of such hardcore luminaries as Divider, Old Wounds, and Run With The Hunted (RIP), have announced the signing of Hudson Valley, NY-based
hardcore band Trenchfoot. Read on after the break for the deets.

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Review: FISSURE & GETS WORSE Split 7″

Two of the strongest up-and-coming powerviolence/fastcore bands decide to team up and release a 7″ together, you say? 9 songs in less than 8 minutes, you say?
Please, go on.

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Review: FULL OF HELL & MERZBOW – “Full Of Hell & Merzbow”

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Formed in 2009 initially under a far more familiar Crowbar-ian banner, Ocean City, MD audio terrorists Full Of Hell have since grown into one of the most innovative acts in contemporary extreme music, bearing name to a consistent assault of constant reinvention bred from a seemingly unending wealth of existential woe and genre-weaving knowhow. On the live circuit, the quartet have fared similarly, holding their vile live exorcisms to the acclaim of endless punk houses and festival audiences the world over, slaying equally audiences Backtrack to The Body. While 2013’s Rudiments Of Mutilation seemed to serve as the band’s magnum opus and a comfortable defining point for the band’s shifting sound, this year’s Full Of Hell & Merzbow, a chance collaboration with the long-standing noise legend, marks the beginnings of yet another new trajectory into alienation for the initially hardcore-rooted band that proves that there is much hell left to explore. Continue reading

CANNABIS CORPSE Announce Winter US Tour With MAMMOTH GRINDER And INANIMATE EXISTENCE

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Weed-based death metal project Cannabis Corpse (members of Municipal Waste) have announced dates for an upcoming nineteen date Winter tour with direct support from metallic hardcore outfit Mammoth Grinder and prog/tech-deathers Inanimate Existence. The tour will kick off November 28th in Wilmington, NC before concluding December 20th in Richmond, VA. Peep the full details below.  Continue reading

American Nightmare Announce Two Shows

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Keeping in line with prior years since their 2011 reunion, Boston, MA hardcore group American Nightmare have announced their set of reunion shows for this year, hitting Webster Hall in New York City for East Coast coverage and The El Rey Theatre In Los Angeles for West Coast coverage. Tickets for the shows will go on sale October 3rd, Friday and will be up 10 AM EST for NY tickets and 10 AM PST for LA tickets. Peep the tour poster above and the full details and links below.

1/2 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
1/4 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre

Sick/Tired Streaming New Track “Descent”

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Chicago hardcore grind unit Sick/Tired are set to release their third full-length LP, Dissolution, this Halloween on A389 Recordings and have released a bludgeoning new track entitled “Descent” to tease the occasion. Not that any such invite is needed. The Chicago fiends have proved their salt over a back catalog of nine past releases, cementing brutal supremacy from their produced debut 7″ EP to last year’s lo-fi-esque King Of Dirt LP. Check out “Descent” over at Invisible Oranges here and pre-order Sick/Tired’s Dissolution, which features a Merzbow collab on its title track, via A389 Recordings here. In addition, Sick/Tired are due to tour Europe in support of the release later this October, details below. Continue reading

PUIG DESTROYER Streaming Debut LP

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Formerly intended to be a one-off joke project, the 2013 borne baseball-themed grindcore project Puig Destroyer (members of Thrice, Curl Up And Die and Kowloon City) have furthered their foray into the serious with the release of their debut self-titled LP, out today on No Sleep Records and currently streaming over at No Sleep’s official Soundcloud page and below. The appropriately 20 song, 24 minutes long effort is the band’s most refined effort to date, touching over subjects such as Halos’ MVP outfielder Mike Trout, former Angel outfielder Mark Trumbo and distaste for fantasy football shenanigans and was written in the hope that an additional twenty tracks of baseball-themed mayhem still makes “any sense to anyone”. Stream Puig Destroyer by Puig Destroyer below and pick up the record on digital download via No Sleep Records hereContinue reading

Homewrecker Streaming New Track “Circle Of Death”

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Ashtabula, Ohio metallic hardcore outfit Homewrecker are currently streaming the crushing title track off of their upcoming sophomore LP, Circle Of Death, due out the 31st of October Halloween. “Circle Of Death” follows the lead of two prior singles “Skin the Pig” and “Born To Suffer”, displaying the now quartet of Ashtabula fiends in a newly streamlined and frenzied metallic rage. Check out “Circle Of Death” via Noisey here, pre-order Circle Of Death via A389 Recordings here and be sure to catch Homewrecker on their upcoming headlining run with labelmates Pharaoh, details below. Continue reading