Still famished from the gargantuan slaughter-fest that was last year’s Underworlds, Mammoth Grinder have returned with new material in the form of a four-track tape EP entitled Cosmic Crypt, streaming now exclusively over at Noisey and available for purchase on the band’s upcoming East Coast tour with Power Trip. Featuring three new tracks capped at the end with a Rudimentary Peni cover, Cosmic Crypt returns to the more savage and unpolished production of the band’s older discography, amplifying the celestial suggestions of the new EP with a more distant yet still vicious pummeling. Check out Cosmic Crypt via Noisey here and peep the full details and dates for the band’s upcoming tour with Texan crossover thrash brothers, Power Trip, below. Continue reading
The strange Los Angeles metallic hardcore ensemble Twitching Tongues are currently streaming a new “live” album entitled World War Live exclusively over at Decibel Magazine. Recorded live with an audience of twenty sum members, the dichotomous fake/real record(with art by Sean Taggart (Crumbsuckers, Agnostic Front)) simultaneously functions as a best-of album for the group with jokes, cameos and easter eggs that followers of California hardcore will be able to pick out. The band’s official statement for the record is as follows:
Recorded live in the Van Nuys stadium called THE PIT in front of twenty screaming fans, this is (not) a true testament to the event that occurs when this band hits the stage. The band was tired of hearing “they’re better live,” so here it is. With a setlist comprised mostly of songs from their latest LP, In Love There Is No Law, as well as previous material, the record almost doubles as a best-of the band’s current stage. The album cover was made by the legendary Sean Taggart (Carnivore, Crumbsuckers, Agnostic Front) and hardcopy buyers will regret their purchases slightly less with the addition of bonus material.
Stream World War Live here and pre-order the physical record, which promises extra material, via Closed Casket Activities here. Alternatively, attendees of this year’s This Is Hardcore festival can purchase the record from Closed Casket before everyone else gets it shipped.
New York hardcore outfit Backtrack are currently streaming their new ripper of a record, Lost In Life, exclusively over at AbsolutePunk. Blast this shit through some good speakers, room mosh, and then do it for real at one of their record release dates and/or future dates on Comeback Kid’s headlining North American tour. Pre-orders as well as limited package deals are still available at b9store.com.
Backtrack Record Release Show Dates:
- 1/11 – Backtrack (Rec Release Show), Alpha & Omega, Take Offense, Downpresser and Violent Situation @ Aladdin Jrs in Pomona, CA
- 1/12 – Backtrack (Rec Release Show), Twitching Tongues, Take Offense, New Brigade and Plead The Fifth @ Oakland Metro in Oakland, CA
Out of the fucking blue, Massachusetts brooding hardcore act Hoax have released their debut full length LP alongside the onset of a currently ongoing month-long tour, which kicked off last Wednesday in New York City. Keeping in line with their past releases not only in denomination, by keeping their trend of self-titled releases, but sound, Hoax’s debut LP is a twelve track reverb-glazed slice of raw basement punk horror including an intro noise track by power electronics/death industrial act, Pharmakon. Stream the record below, download it free here, and purchase the vinyl including poster artwork from over 14 underground artists here. Video for the NYC Record Release Show last Wednesday as well as complete tour details are also available below. May the microphone have mercy upon the singer’s forehead.
Columbus, Ohio metallic hardcore group Empire Of Rats are streaming a new track entitled “Another Minute In Hell” off of their long-awaited debut self titled LP, out this Fall, October 1st via A389 Recordings, exclusively over at Lambgoat. Ripe with chunky pit-inducing riffs, piercing double-bass backed blasts and a modicum of swarming solos and breakdowns, Empire Of Rats are here to prove that the oft-regurgitated, rarely perfected realm of heavy hardcore is still very much alive. Additionally, stream and download Empire Of Rats’s current discography free below and follow them via their official Facebook here for future updates and tour outings.
Santa Barbara, CA hardcore group Minus have announced a mini-weekend tour with support incoming from local peers Downpresser and Harness for the release of their debut self titled LP, out soon on Triple B Records. Peep the tour details above, stream the record below, download it free here, and be sure to buy a copy from Triple B Records if you have the funds, here.
Boyerstown, PA straight edge hardcore group Agitator have posted dates and locations for an announced eleven date Mid-July tour, viewable above. Venue and lineup details will be posted as they come via Agitator’s official Facebook page here. Stream Agitator’s excellently vicious debut full length, Bleak, available now via Six Feet Under Records, below.
Having recently culminated their decimation of the West Coast with a chaotic closing show alongside crushers Nails and Xibalba at the Unit B venue in Santa Ana, CA last Sunday, Dallas, TX crossover thrash outfit Power Trip have returned home and are currently streaming their absolutely massive sophomore effort, Manifest Decimation, over at Toxicbreed’s Funhouse alongside an exclusive interview with frontman Riley Gale. Simply put, this is THE thrash record of the year. We know you’ve been waiting, so go ahead and stream it already! Check out my review of the record here and be sure to pick up Manifest Decimation via Southern Lord Recordings here or digitally here. A live video of the the group’s set at the Unit B Venue is provided below courtesy of Cody Sanders Photography.
Inglewood, California powerviolence legends, Despise You, have recently announced a fourteen date European tour for the upcoming Summer. Check out those dates above as well as a stream of Despise You’s latest release, their split with Agoraphobic Nosebleed, below. Continue reading
Tomorrow at 11 a.m. EST, Full Of Hell’s long-awaited sophomore LP, Rudiments Of Mutilation, will be streaming in full exclusively over at Terrorizer. In addition, pre-orders for the record will be up at A389 Recordings’s webstore. Numb your mind at the multiple tour outings Full Of Hell have to offer with allies Gehenna, Integrity, Code Orange Kids and more, full details here.
Toronto based noise-rock/experimental doom outfit, Godstopper, kick off their nine date excursion of the East Coast today. Stream the Mike Simpson helmed group’s debut LP, What Matters, below and download it for free here. Suffer.
Madrid brutal technical death metal elites Wormed are currently streaming their latest and
possibly certainly most crushing release to date, Exodromos, exclusively via Metalsucks. In addition, the sci-fi death metalites have debuted the glitch-filled music video for the track, “Tautochrome”. Stream the mind-numbing and surely extraterrestrial transmogrified album here via Metalsucks and the video for “Tautochrome” below. Pick up Exodromos physically from Willowtip Records here and digitally through Willowtip Records bandcamp here. Continue reading
Austin, TX powerviolence maniacs Chest Pain are going on an eight day, nine show tour of Midwest U.S. this month. One day out of all to include two shows just to fuck up O.C.D. victims and because they are just that punk. Peep the full tour circuit and a stream/free download of Chest Pain’s debut 7″ below. Continue reading
The legendary Bolt Thrower have recently announced a string of tour dates surrounding their appearances at Maryland Death Fest and Chaos In Tejas. Mostly focusing on the West Coast, Bolt Thrower come to arms with Benediction, set for support on all non-fest dates, and Autopsy, who will buttress arms for the Pomona and Oakland dates. There are no prerogatives here, but eternal war. Scout the tour battle plans (credit due to Invisible Oranges) as well as a stream of Bolt Thrower’s classic Earache release, War Master, below. Continue reading
To Live A Lie’s upcoming three-way split between the devastating powerviolence forces in ACxDC, Magnum Force, and Sex Prisoner is currently streaming exclusively over at CVLT Nation. Expected March 19th, the ten inch, thirteen track slab of mayhem clocks in at barely over ten minutes with every microsecond bursting with intensity and caustic anger. Stream this awesome contender for split of the year here and peep the dates for ACxDC’s Southwest tour(which kicks off today in San Diego) with fiends Sleepwalkers and Nomads below. In addition, look out for Sex Prisoner’s upcoming full length record, expected this Summer via Bad Teeth Recordings. Continue reading