Shortly after the announcement of the equally wicked Mastodon/Gojira/Kvelertak tour earlier today, the best death metal band to ever come out of New Zealand Ulcerate are finally coming back to the states to play a large handful of dates leading up to their appearance at this year’s Maryland Deathfest. This band is one of my favorites and I’ve been waiting years to see them so I will for sure be at the very first date in Los Angeles. Find out the full batch of dates after the jump.
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
Earlier this week, label Cricket Cemetery revealed teaser tracks and plans for a two-pronged assault between two of my favorite entries in the former Cryptic Passages column, Pittsburgh grinders Purge. and the Full Of Hell-affiliated Ocean City slashers Jarhead Fertilizer. To say the least, the devastating initial results show both groups have stepped up their game hard. From their sludgier origins, Jarhead Fertilizer have undergone a huge stylistic change for the better, embracing more grindiness, speed and rhythmic variety, while the solid Purge. are continually increasing the aggression and impact of their Discordance Axis meets Disembodied grind assault. Listen and decide for yourself with both teaser tracks streamable below via Cricket Cemetery’s bandcamp and an additional two tracks also streamable below as background music via a video tour promo detailing an upcoming mini-tour between the two which will span January 10th through the 12th. Follow Cricket Cemetery on Facebook here for further announcements. Continue reading
Godflesh have recently announced the rescheduled tour dates for their recently postponed U.S. tour that was supposed to commence this month. Opening acts have yet to be announced, though the group would like to retain the openers of Nails, House of Low Culture and Prurient. Below you can find the new April tour dates.
Following up their West Coast run last month, Ashtabula, OH dark hardcore outfit Homewrecker have confirmed an additional two months of tour for the upcoming late Summer/Fall slate, set to begin in less than two weeks. After first hitting up Toledo and Indianapolis for a handful of tour dates alongside A389 labelmates Full Of Hell, Homewrecker will hook up with Harm’s Way and Dead In The Dirt for an extensive two week West Coast tour followed by a week’s worth of dates with Harm’s Way alone. Following this, Homewrecker will embark on their first ever European tour running through October alongside Poland’s Calm The Fire before returning home for a spew of U.S./Canada dates. The culmination of this tour cycle will see Homewrecker returning to work on their sophomore A389 released LP, Circle Of Death, due out sometime in the first half of 2014. Peep the full tour dates below alongside a stream of Homewrecker’s debut LP, Worms And Dirt. Continue reading
Plans for Backtrack’s forthcoming LP, teased “in progress” through the group’s Twitter sometime last March, have been laid out in full. The New York hardcore outfit have officially signed to Bridge 9 Records with plans for the release of their sophomore full length sometime early 2014. This latest effort sees them returning to record with premiere hardcore engineer Nick Jett(Terror), who worked with the band on their excellent debut 2011 Reaper Records LP, Darker Half. In the meantime, Backtrack are poised to close out 2013 on The Anonymous Tour alongside Stray From The Path, Gideon, No Bragging Rights and Rescuer in October. Check out the full tour details as well as a stream of Darker Half below. Follow Backtrack via their official Facebook for updates. Continue reading
Japanese spastic experimental grind outfit Melt Banana are poised to hit North America for a month long tour excursion starting mid-October and ending mid-November in support of their first LP in six years, Fetch, due out October 1st via A-Zap Records. Peep the full tour details below and pre-order Fetch as vinyl or CD here. Continue reading
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.
Philadelphia, PA shoegaze group Nothing have officially signed to Relapse Records with plans for the release of the group’s sophomore full length record, Guilty Of Everything, this upcoming January. Alongside the announcement also comes the debut single off of Guilty Of Everything, the track “Dig”, which can be streamed below and downloaded for a flat buck. Tact but nonreliant solely on the nostalgic depression and gloom of shoegaze, “Dig” builds on the sound to more expansive and turgid heights. Follow Nothing via their official Facebook page here and be sure to check them out on their currently ongoing tour with peers Whirr, details after the jump.
Los Angeles metalcore heavyweights Terror have announced dates for an upcoming October tour alongside Toronto punk group Fucked Up, Pittsburgh experimental hardcore act Code Orange Kids and Dallas crossover maniacs Power Trip. Peep the dates and details above and be sure to catch Terror on their remaining dates on the All Stars Tour.
Chicago powerviolence group, Sea Of Shit, are currently streaming two new tracks from their upcoming debut self-titled 10″ LP, out soon on Diseased Audio Records. Taking the band’s gruff vocals, bass heavy, fuzzed out production and sharp powerviolence tact to new heights, the Sea Of Shit tidal wave is as pulverizing and vile as ever on these new slabs. Stream the two new tracks below and be sure to catch Sea Of Shit on their upcoming tour with grind brothers, Sick/Tired, where they will have a limited to 80 tape copy of the imminent record.
Los Angeles hardcore outfit, Rotting Out, have recently announced dates for a August Summer tour alongside Chula Vista allies Take Offense, Santa Barbara maniacs Minus and Sydney, Australia compatriots Relentless. Peep the full tour circuit above and check out a stream of Rotting Out’s most recent album, their long awaited sophomore release, The Wrong Way, below.
In addition to their currently ongoing Summer dates and plans for a Fall European tour, KEN Mode have announced an additional slew of tour dates to round up the close of the year, this time aiming for the Canadian provinces with direct support from Full of Hell. Peep the complete tour details above and stream the latest albums from both groups below.
New York hardcore group Backtrack have recently announced dates for an August West Coast tour alongside Southern California slayers, Soul Search, and up and coming act, Criminal Instinct. Peep the full tour circuit above and check out some select album streams from each group below. Continue reading
They’re back! New Jersey metalcore act, The Banner, have announced dates for a mini California weekend tour surrounding their appearance at the massive upcoming Lancaster, California Punk Is Dead fest. The group’s touring return does not come lightly either. The 2011 expected Born To Ruin I, the first in a set of expected three EPs, finally planted its feet a month or two ago and sold out in a blaze, with an expected shipdate of August 31st. Additionally, in a recent interview with CVLT Nation, key member, Joey Southside, further announced plans for the release of the sequential Born To Ruin EPs in the upcoming months. Peep the dates above, follow The Banner on Facebook here for updates and stream one of the new tracks off of Born To Ruin I, “Negative Zone”, below.