Bay Area hardcore/punk/post-punk/whatever band Ceremony announced today the release date for their new LP. Set for a May 19 2015 release once again thru Matador Records, The L-Shaped Man is a literal, metaphorical, and metaphysical quantum leap from their early days and even just from their last album Zoo.
Read on after the break for the details including pre-ordering info and tour dates:
Following their furious 2014 demo, D.C. crossover act Red Death (members of Protester, Genocide Pact) have released for stream “Permanent Exile”, the frenzied title track off of their upcoming debut LP of the same name. If the single is any indication, expectations are high. Listen to the track below, pre-order Permanent Exile, due for release April 21st via Grave Mistake Records, here and catch Red Death on their upcoming full US run with UK’s THE FLEX, dates below. Continue reading
WAKE and Primitive Man, two of the most promising young bands in extreme music are making preparations for their upcoming spring tour which will see them getting the party started right in Denver May 15 and bringing things to a close in St.Louis 5/28. With stops along the way in D.C., with The Body and Water Torture, and in Charm City at MDF with the millions of amazing bands that play that event every year.
This tour will cover both ends of the extreme music spectrum with Primitive Man bringing the slow, crushing, low-end pain with their punishing brand of blackened sludge/doom while WAKE will be providing the SPEEEED!! with the unending power and mania that is their hardcore/grind attack.
Continue after the break for tour dates and tour poster:
UK hardcore/oi outfit Violent Reaction have released for stream Marching On, the group’s sophomore LP and first release on new label Revelation Records, ahead of its street date of March 31st. Listen to the record via BlowTheScene here, pre-order it here and catch Violent Reaction live on their upcoming East Coast tour with brethren Arms Race, dates and details below. Continue reading
Bridge 9 Recs is proud to announce the signing of Midwest hardcore stalwarts Bent Life. Based out of Lincoln, Nebraska with roots dating back to 2010 Bent Life have made a name for themselves in today’s hardcore landscape with EP releases on Lost Time and 6131 Records and tours with such hxc luminaries as Naysayer, Bitter End, and Alpha and Omega among others. Well known and well liked for their brand of heavy hardcore in the vein of Merauder and Outburst, BL’s next release
will be a two-song EP on Bad Teeth Recordings. Be on the lookout for Bent Life’s B 9 debut set for release later this year.
UK’s THE FLEX have released for stream a new EP entitled Don’t Bother With The Outside World. Teased earlier this year, the six-song outting is expected out this Spring via the veritable Lockin’ Out Records. Stream the full EP below and catch THE FLEX flexing on their upcoming full US trek, kicking off next month, with DC brethren Red Death, details also below. Continue reading
New Jersey hardcore label Bleeding Edges have announced their next run of releases: a flexi for UK’s THE FLEX and a limited promo tape (featuring two new tracks off of their upcoming EP Chained as well as a rerecorded demo track) for rising DC hardcore act Pure Disgust. Both releases are currently available for streaming and free download on Bleeding Edges’s official bandcamp here, with the Pure Disgust tape due for release in a week at Damaged City Fest and THE FLEX’s flexi due for release next month.
Stream THE FLEX’s Flexual Healing Volume 5: Do You Think I’m Flexi? below:
Stream Pure Disgust’s promo tape for Chained below:
Be sure to catch both bands on their respective US tours, full details below. If you’re sleeping, you’re dead.
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.
Milwaukee, WI hardcore unit Expire have announced dates for a short Spring tour alongside Homewrecker and Cross Me. Check the full details below. Continue reading
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.
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
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.
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.