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

Mizery Streaming New EP “Survive The Vibe”

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Newly groovy California metallic hardcore act Mizery (formerly Half Time) have made available for streaming their wicked debut EP, Survive The Vibe. Recorded by Taylor Young at the Pit Studios and mixed by Brad Boatright of Audiosiege, the Leeway-recalling Survive The Vibe will be available first to attendees of the band’s record release show this Friday at Programme Skate & Sound In Fullerton, California and is due up for online order the following day via Lion’s Share Records. Alternatively, it is available for 1000 bones for digital download now for true players. Check out Survive The Vibe below along with details for the record release show. Continue reading

Soul Search Streaming Remastered “Nothing But A Nightmare” EP In Full

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California hardcore act Soul Search are currently streaming the full remastered reissue of their 2013 EP, Nothing But A Nightmare, over at Alternative Press. The record contains a new mix by Taylor Young, who initially recorded the EP over at The Pit Studios in Van Nuys, California. Stream the remastered Nothing But A Nightmare EP here and pre-order the record via Revelation Records in its limited vinyl quantities here. Be sure to catch Soul Search live on their upcoming dates with Code Orange and Twitching Tongues in October, their European trek with Forsaken and their Winter headlining US run with local peers Fury, details for all dates below.

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Spine Streaming New Track “Counterfeit”

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Kansas City/Chicago “skin” hardcore group Spine (members of Weekend Nachos, Sorry Excuse) have made available for stream “Counterfeit”, the first single off of their upcoming, long-delayed and awaited debut LP, Time Has Gone. The full record will be made available sometime in November on John Nachos’s label Bad Teeth Recordings with a record release show set for the 15th of that month in Kansas City. In addition, the band have announced plans for a California weekend tour in December. Stream the vicious “Counterfeit” below and follow Bad Teeth Recordings here for the latest updates on Time Has Gone as well as all future Bad Teeth releases.

Spine’s latest release was their split with The Repos, out last year on Bad Teeth Recordings.

HATEBREED Announce Supporting Tour With BLACK LABEL SOCIETY And BUTCHER BABIES

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Long-running Connecticut metallic hardcore fiends Hatebreed have announced dates for a Winter tour supporting Black Label Society alongside the Butcher Babies. Tickets for the tour are up Friday and details are below.

12/28 — Spokane, Wash. — Knitting Factory
12/29 — Vancouver, British Columbia — The Commodore Ballroom
12/30 — Kelowna, British Columbia — Kelowna Community Theatre
12/31 — Calgary, Alberta — Flames Central
1/2 — Edmonton, Alberta — Shaw Conference Centre
1/3 — Regina, Saskatchewan — Conexus Arts Centre
1/4 — Winnipeg, Manitoba — The Burton Cummings Theatre
1/5 — Thunder Bay, Ontario — Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
1/7 — London, Ontario — London Music Hall
1/8 — Toronto, Ontario — Kool Haus (The Guvernment)
1/9 — Montreal, Quebec — Le Métropolis de Montréal
1/10 — Syracuse, N.Y. — F SHED at The Market
1/12 — Reading, Pa. — Reverb
1/13 — Portland, Maine — State Theatre, Portland, Maine
1/14 — Hartford, Conn. — The Webster
1/16 — Royal Oak, Mich. — Royal Oak Music Theatre
1/17 — Columbus, Ohio — LC Pavilion
1/18 — Charlotte, N.C. – The Fillmore Charlotte
1/20 — Oklahoma City, Okla. — Diamond Ballroom
1/21 — Kansas City, Mo. — Arvest Bank Theater At the Midland
1/22 — Omaha, Neb. — Sokol Auditorium

SOUL SEARCH And FURY Announce Fall US Tour

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Recent Revelation Records signees Soul Search have announced dates for a full US tour alongside their peers in Fury, kicking off early November and ending mid-December. In addition, the duo will see their California contemporaries in Violent Situation, Forced Order and Skinfather as support depending on date. Peep the full details below. Hopefully, the imminent tour signifies the release of Soul Search’s long-coming debut full length. Continue reading

Dysphoria Streaming First New Material In Fourteen Years

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Long-running Lansdale, PA metallic hardcore outfit Dysphoria have returned with their first new material in fourteen years, in the form of a three track demo that is available for streaming now on the band’s official Stereokiller and for purchase on CD at all upcoming shows. The new material was recorded with engineer Matt Buckley of Bowling Gotter Recordings, also known for working with Mother Of Mercy on their album Symptoms Of Existence. Stream Dysphoria’s Demo 2014 here and download on a name-your-price basis all of the band’s past catalog via their official bandcamp here.

Enough Said Streaming New EP In Full

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Placentia, CA straight edge hardcore outfit Enough Said (featuring members of Twitching Tongues, Disgrace and Pocketknife) are currently streaming their long-awaited debut EP Heritage Day in full, the group’s first official release following demos in 2010 and 2013. Featuring five tracks composed of equal parts early New York hardcore and X-Claim! Records, Heritage Day is available now for order from Thick Skin Records and Fight ‘Em All Records and will see its official record release on September 6th at Fullerton’s Programme Skate & Sound alongside local peers Fury, Discrepancy and Forced Order alongside visiting Baltimore fiends, Mindset. Stream Heritage Day in full below, download it free here and purchase it from Fineprint Records here, Fight ‘Em All Records here or pick it up direct at the record release show.

 

9/6 – Mindset, Enough Said (Record Release Show), Forced Order, Fury and Discrepancy @ Programme Skate & Sound In Fullerton, California

 

 

Society Sucker Streaming New Track “Repeat Offender”

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Wilmington, NC hardcore up and comers Society Sucker have released a new track entitled “Repeat Offender” off of their upcoming debut self-titled EP, due out September 16th via GTR! Records. Stream it below and pre-order Society Sucker on its various vinyl variations here or digitally here if you like what you hear.

 

Society Sucker’s previous release was their 2013 Demo, available for stream and free download via their official bandcamp here.

Fucking Invincible Announce September Tour

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Providence, RI hardcore group Fucking Invincible have announced dates for a thirteen date September tour supporting their latest record, It’ll Get Worse Before It Gets Better. The band will be supported by different artists for the various dates. In addition, Fucking Invincible has been confirmed for New York’s Oneonta Festival where they will be playing alongside Sheer Terror, Palehorse, Coke Bust and Backtrack among others as well Gainsville, Florida’s The Fest 13 and Houston, Texas’s Badass Weekend 3. Check the full tour details below.

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