Long-running Orange County, California grindcore maniacs Phobia are currently streaming their imminent and latest EP, the boldly-denominated Grindcore, in full. Following up their 2012 Willowtip Records released LP, Remnants of Filth, Grindcore offers up eight visceral new tracks and will be released September 9th on 7″ vinyl via the always reliable Deep Six Records with a projected late October release date on CD (includes bonus remastered material from Phobia classics Means Of ExistenceDestroying The Masses) via Willowtip Records. Stream Grindcore via Invisible Oranges here and pre-order the record on vinyl via Deep Six here or on CD via Willowtip Records here.
Phobia’s latest releases were in 2012. The band released a full length LP entitled Remnants of Filth on Willowtip Records, a split with Suffering Mind on Behind The Mountain Records as well as a free promotional split alongside Skarp on Scion Audio/Visual Records.
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
Little Rock, AR death metal/doom unit and recent A389 Recordings signees Napalm Christ are streaming their debut self-titled LP in full, a complete Audiosiege Studios (responsible for the recent Left For Dead/Bloodlet/Gehenna A389 revived records) remaster of their ripping 2013 Demo. Revitalized, the record oozes with clarity in its old school Swedish and Finnish death metal grime and bludgeons in its familiar and competent demonstrations of the old school violence of American death. Stream the full record below, purchase the immediately available digital download here or pre-order the record in its various vinyl offerings here.
Chula Vista powerviolence/hardcore act Impulse have released their latest 7″ LP (no, really), Burning Points, for streaming and free download via their official bandcamp. Featuring seventeen tracks, of which seven have been pulled and re-recorded from their split earlier this year with local peers Sleep Walk, Burning Points sees the Chula Vista group experimenting with a more subtle production to compliment their chaotic style. Stream the album below and download it along with Impulse’s past releases free here.
Buffalo, NY prolific drum and bass powerviolence specialists Water Torture are currently streaming their debut LP, Pillbox, the first of two full-length releases set for this year (with the latter poised to be unleashed via the mighty To Live A Lie Records), directly over at label Nerve Altar’s official bandcamp. The 17 track blown-out-to-fuck opus comes ready NOW for immediate “pay what you want” digital download and pre-order via vinyl with a ship date of mid-to-late August. Additionally, the Buffalo trio have announced future split releases with Witchcult and God’s America, according to a late 2013 interview with grindcore e-zine Don’t Be Swindle and are set to embark on a UK/European tour later this month with peers KnifedOutOfExistence and Gunfinger. Stream Pillbox alongside full details for the tour below and pre-order the record via Nerve Altar here if you enjoyed it.
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.
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.