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.
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 »
Emerging beyond the derivative shadow of eight string dullness comes Emissary, a progressive metal group based out of Orange County, CA I first introduced at the beginning of this month with the teaser track, “Like Clockwork”. With the 25th of February now at hand, the group have unleashed their debut self-titled effort. Coalescing together the promising aspects of overloaded genres such as metalcore and death metal, the new batch of tracks present an exemplary, shredtastic and fun effort, that while not paradigm-shifting, I deem well worth a listen. Stream Emissary below and pick up a copy here if you end up enjoying it. Continue reading »
The wait for the monolith of brutality that is the upcoming To Live A Lie Three-Way split between Southern Californian demonic powerviolence forces ACxDC, Arizonian metallic hardcore infused powerviolence maniacs Sex Prisoner, and similarly Arizona based Dirty Harry denominated powerviolence Magnum Force has just gotten shorter. In addition to announcing an upcoming March Winter tour, ACxDC have also made available their five song slice of the upcoming split for streaming and download. Check that and peep the full Winter tour cycle(venues TBA) as well as ACxDC’s remaining December tour dates after the jump. To Live A Lie’s three way split is set to debut sometime late Winter during February or March. Continue reading »
With a current bodycount of two full lengths and a split with fellow death doomers, Hooded Menace, the 2009 evoked Ilsa have returned with their third full length release and debut A389 LP, Intoxicantations. Recorded with Kevin Bernstein at Developing Nations and mastered with James Plotkin of legendary drone/doom act, Khanate, Intoxicantations shows Ilsa masterfully melding the mid-paced death metal bite of acts like Bolt Thrower and Dismember with the dizzying psychedelia of doom in a ten track closed casket journey to the underworld. Stream the crushing record in full below and be sure to pre-order it off of A389 Records here.