California metallic hardcore outfit Twitching Tongues have officially revealed the title of their Metal Blade Records debut LP as Disharmony and have released live performance video of the album’s title track. While inquisitive California residents were able to reap the rewards a week earlier, the official band announcement comes through Metal Blade as having been declared on the 19th via the band’s performance at this year’s Hellfest wherein the band’s setlist included performance of the title track, “Disharmony”. A live pro-shot video for the track can be viewed below. Continue reading
Following a short cryptic run of updates late last year and early 2015, LA’s weirdest hardcore outfit Twitching Tongues have officially announced their signing to Metal Blade Records along with plans for a new LP due out this upcoming Fall. Check out the official announcement video below along with a stream of Twitching Tongue’s latest record, In Love There Is No Law, and catch the band (hopefully with a new song) on this year’s This Is Hardcore Festival! Continue reading
Legendary New York metallic hardcore outfit All Out War have announced plans for a 2015 summer release of new material in the form of an EP entitled Dying Gods. Heralded as a triumphant return to the sound of their pinnacle LP For Those Who Were Crucified, the incoming seven song EP (five originals, two covers) was engineered and produced by Steve Evetts at West West Side Studios in New Windsor, New York. Peep the full press release below. Continue reading
California Troy-worshiping metallic hardcore outfit God’s Hate (featuring members of Twitching Tongues) have returned with “Father Inferior”, the band’s first new material since their awesome debut EP Divine Injustice early 2014. The new single serves as a teaser for the band’s Summer-expected debut LP, Mass Murder, and was recorded with Taylor Young at The Pit Studios in Van Nuys and mastered with Brad Boatright at Audiosiege Studios. Stream “Father Inferior” exclusively over at BloodyDisgusting and pre-order the limited 7″ single of the track via Closed Casket Activities here. Additionally, be sure to catch God’s Hate playing at United Blood, at the second date of No Warning’s reunion shows and supporting their California brethren in Disgrace around appearances at New England Metal Fest, dates below. Love live True Detective samples. Continue reading
San Antonio, TX metallic hardcore act Bitter End have returned with “Power and Control”, their first material since their 2010 sophomore LP, Guilty As Charged and the debut single off of the group’s upcoming third LP, Illusions of Dominance. Produced by Nick Jett (Terror, Piece By Piece), Illusions of Dominance takes on themes of “mankind’s fragility in the face of nature’s overwhelming and unescapable power”, features 10 all new tracks and will be released this Summer, June 30th on Deathwish Inc.
Stream “Power and Control” along with the full tracklisting and press release for Illusions Of Dominance below. Continue reading
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
Los Angeles, CA hardcore heavyweights Terror have announced dates for a Spring supporting tour alongside The Story So Far, Four Year Strong and Souvenirs. Peep full dates and details below. VIP tickets are available now while regular tickets will be up this Friday through venue sites.
Terror’s last release was their 2013 5th full length LP, Live By The Code, split-released by Reaper Records and Victory Records. The band are currently working on their next album, The 25th Hour, due for release later this year. Continue reading
Chicago, IL metallic hardcore unit Harm’s Way have released a music video for the track “Amongst The Rust”, the group’s second released single off of their long-awaited upcoming third LP, Rust, due out March 10th via Deathwish Inc. In support of their imminent record, Harm’s Way have been touring on a nonstop cycle since January and have recently announced an upcoming North American tour with supporting Code Orange with Eternal Sleep and a European run reaching the UK and Germany. Stream “Amongst The Rust” below along with details for all dates for Harm’s Way’s touring cycle and pre-order Rust digitally, on CD and vinyl here via Deathwish Inc.
Lansdale, PA long-running metallic hardcore outfit CDC have released for stream their latest EP End,the group’s first effort since 2009’s Burn, exclusively over at Lambgoat. Recorded by Vince Ratti at Skylight Studios and mastered by Will Yip at Studio 4, the five song End takes hardcore back to a time of simpler no-frills meat and potatoes heaviness and comes out this upcoming February 17th via Get This Right Records. Stream End here and pick it up on limited vinyl here or digitally here.
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
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.
Initially featured in a prior Aftermath Straight To The Point review, the young forebears of “Pittsburgh Heavy Shit” in Killing Thing have bestowed onto American Aftermath the opportunity to unveil their latest step into aural brutality. Following a demo, an EP and track appearances on a split and compilation (download it all free here!), the chaotic hardcore quartet have returned, armed with a new vocalist and drummer and ready to enter the modern metallic hardcore revival lexicon with a new EP due out soon on Head2Wall Records, of which the video for the first track is featured below. Directed by Tyler Long (Run, Forever and Black Mask) and recorded by Dave Rosenstraus (of Hounds of Hate and Pissed Jeans fame), “Derision” brandishes a brash, greater 90s metallic hardcore centered sound whilst underplaying but not completely abandoning the group’s groovy beatdown, which comes exemplified in the best way in the last seconds of the minute and forty crusher. As for the video, bloody, live and simple. Stream “Derision” below and be sure to catch Killing Thing on their Midwest stomp, details also below. Continue reading