Well holy fuck! Who else is beyond stoked that the unholy horde Trap Them are back!? It has been far too long but Blissfucker will soon be upon us! The band will release their latest offering of filth this June and you can stream a vicious new track called “Salted Crypts.” Check it out! Continue reading
At long last, Trap Them have completed their new album. Of course, the band recorded the album at Kurt Ballou’s GodCity studio and I’ll go out and say we will see this album during the first quarter of 2014. That is not concrete, but it sounds about right to me. I am also sure that we can expect nothing but pure awesomeness coming from Trap Them. The band was joined on percussion by former The Red Chord drummer Brad Fickeisen (pictured above).
To get you in the mood (although you should always be in a mood for Trap Them), you can stream the bands fantastic 2011 album Darker Handcraft. Enjoy and prepare your anus. Continue reading
Well, I don’t know about you, Gnargonauts, but I learned a lot of shit this week. I learned that Living Sacrifice are writing pretty rad songs these days, some deaf kids are getting the upper hand, the new Melvins album is pretty killer, the dude from Lions Of Tsavo is a sweetheart, a bunch of dudes waged war on an empire and we learned that Toxic Holocaust made one of the most fucked up music videos I have ever seen. So if you missed any of those posts or any other posts this week, be sure to scan through and let our awesomeness fuck with your world view.
Hesitation Wounds will be releasing their debut three song EP on Secret Voice sometime in the near future. This melodic hardcore project features Jeremy Bolm (Touche Amore), Neeraj Kane (The Hope Conspiracy), Jay Weinberg (ex-Against Me!) and Stephen LaCour (ex-Trap Them). Vocalist Jeremy Bolm had this to offer on the new project:
Back during SXSW 2011, Thrasher Magazine and Converse shoes put on their yearly Death Match showcase; this year the headlining act was Trap Them. Due to an incident the prior day where All Pigs Must Die set was cut, Trap Them was nice enough to give up half of their set to APMD, but instead of cutting the set short, Trap Them just let APMD set up their gear on stage with TT’s and perform in between Trap Them songs! It was a pretty sweet event and lucky for you guys, I was there to capture it on an SD card.
Posted above is Trap Them’s intro featuring Ben Koller (Converge, All Pigs Must Die) as the second drummer. Posted after the jump is the rest of the show Continue reading
How many of you hate your jobs? How many of you can listen to your music while working? Well fortunately (or unfortunately depending on how you look at it), I can answer yes to both questions.
The following is a new segment in which I will give you a playlist based on the songs I find myself listening to over and over again while working. Originally I had planned to do this with full albums, but quickly realized I only listen to a handful of album. So in order to be less redundant I’ve decided to limit myself to ten songs a week. Continue reading to find out what songs I am annoying my co-workers with this week.
A few years back, I attended SXSW in Austin, TX and was looking for a show on twitter when I saw Trap Them tweeted about how they were going to be playing a house show later that night. Needless to say, I attended said show and even got there hours before any decent bands were scheduled to play. The show was in some random hipster kids garage and was nothing but local Austin acts, but since it was SXSW and there were tons of bands looking for a place to play, the show became pretty epic, pretty fast.
Not only did Trap Them agree to play, but so did
Owen Hart Earth Control, Touche Amore, Gaza and All Pigs Must Die… So after waiting through all the shitty locals, Owen Hart and Touche went on, then it was a few more hours of waiting before anyone notable played. By this time, it’s getting to be pretty late and by pretty late I mean 2am, and Trap Them, Gaza and All Pigs Must Die have yet to play.
So in order to speed things up and allow enough time for everyone to perform, Trap Them and All Pigs Must Die decided to set up both their equipment at the same time and play dueling sets! After Trap Them’s first song, ironically, the police show up and try to shut the show down before All Pigs Must Die can play one song. The police were not immediately successful in shutting the show and APMD had the balls to play another song before cops could pull the power. The videos of this event are embedded above and below. I hope you enjoy yourself almost a fraction of what I did filming them. Have a nice weekend.
– Josh Huddleston
Trap Them guitarist Brian Izzi recently hinted that new Trap Them material was in the works. One can only hope, right? No other news has been released so far but until then, jam to “Mission Convincers” over and over and over.
Okay, every now and then I get stumped when I try to label a band. I mean, there are just no proper labels I can give some bands. The latest band to join the no label clique? Brooklyn, New York’s Primitive Weapons who just so happen to have very recently signed to Prosthetic Records. Prosthetic is already the home to a lot of amazing bands like Skeletonwitch, Trap Them, Ov Hell and Landmine Marathon and they have recently signed one of my personal underground favorites Everything Went Black so before I could decide whether Primitive Weapons would fit in on Prosthetic, I had to hear the band. So first thing I did was head over to the bands Facebook page and check out their tunes.
On Primitive Weapons‘ Facebook, they list themselves as “weird, heavy” and I think that about sums it up. They have some hardcore elements, some sludgy breaks and righteous, vicious vocals. Pretty much it’s just an all around good time. I really dig this band’s sound and I can’t wait to hear what they have to offer on their Prosthetic debut. Their album is due out this Spring. I’ll keep you updated on happenings as they become clear. Check out a track below to get a feel for the band’s sound.
It’s the end of the year and you know what that means, right? A whole month of pretentious bloggers telling you which albums you should have listened to. 2011 was a stand out year for metal and music in general. Because of this, coming up with a list of what I found to be the best albums of the year was not an easy task. Below is a list of my favorite FULL LENGTHS of 2011. My list might have been a little different if I hadn’t made a separate list for EP’s. Anyway, If you haven’t heard any of these albums for some reason then you need to seriously go check them out. I’m going to start off with a few albums that were great but just barely didn’t make the cut for whatever reasons.
An Isle Ate Her - ‘Phrenia‘
All Pigs Must Die - ‘God Is War’
Anomalous - ‘Omnivalent’
Gridlink - ‘Orphan’
Noisear – ‘Subvert The Dominate Paradigm’
Russian Circles - ‘Empros’
Gigan – ‘Quasi-Hallucinogenic Sonic Landscapes’
Unexpect - ‘Fables Of The Sleepless Empire”
Wugazi – ’13 Chambers’
Continue after the jump to find out what my favorite albums of the year were. Oh and make sure to leave comments telling why my list is shit or what albums I should have been jammin’.
What can I say, 2011 was a very conflicted year for me musically. Sometimes I wanted to gaze off into an abyss and reflect on life with some lo-fi ambient black metal, and other times I wanted to pound ‘Gansetts on a beach listening to Havok with Swayze’s dead body dressed as Bodhi from Point Break (Weekend at Bernie’s style). Either way, it was a year of great music by some great people.
All I can say is, as you’ll see from this list, on any given day, I have no clue what I’m doing whatsoever. Judge away if you want to, but let’s be serious here, none of you actually ONLY listen to Aura Noir all day; well except for Bari. I’m a music fan first, and an elitist second, with that being said:
MY GODDAMNED TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2011. -Chris Alfieri
No particular order. -Bobby
Trap Them – Darker Handcraft
Maruta – Forward Into Regression
Rotten Sound – Cursed
Toxic Holocaust – Conjure and Command
Weekend Nachos – Worthless
Wormrot – Dirge
Exhumed – All Guts,No Glory
Elitist – Fear In A Handful Of Dust
Owen Hart – Earth Control
Scourge Schematic – Life Savings.
Brutal Truth – End Time
Weedeater – Jason…The Dragon
Big Business – Quadruple Single [ep]
Scourge Schematic – Life Savings
Noisear – Subvert The Dominant Paradigm
I was fortunate enough to see/will be seeing all of these bands live this year (excluding 2, 6, 7, 14, 15 & 20), and all of these live performances blew my mind.
Haters gonna hate. – Maclyn
23. Thomas Giles – Pulse
22. Touché Amoré -Parting The Sea Between The Brightness and Me
21. Russian Circles – Empros
20. Rotten Sound – Cursed
19. Skeletonwitch – Forever Abomination
18. Textures – Dualism
17. Dream Theater – A Dramatic Turn of Events
16. Scale The Summit – The Collective
15. East of The Wall – The Apologist
14. Meek is Murder – Algorithms
13. All Pigs Must Die – God Is War
12. Animals As Leaders –Weightless
11. Amon Amarth -Surtur Rising
It’s been a very, very good year for music in my opinion. I have been lucky enough to listen to a plethora of great albums throughout 2011. So I knew it was going to be torture just to narrow my favorite albums down to JUST 25. But after weeks of preparation, my list is complete. I urge you, the reader, to check out every album on this list.
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