Wednesday, May 11th, 2016
Party Smasher Inc, the multi-faceted collective founded by Ben Weinman (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Giraffe Tongue Orchestra), has announced a global partnership with Cooking Vinyl.
A network for cultural saboteurs of various disciplines – music, art, fashion, and beyond – Party Smasher was established by Weinman in 2009 as a way to unite and empower creative people doing things their own way. He explains: "I was well into my twenties, with a college degree and a corporate job, playing music with no intention of generating money or some massive fanbase. Before I had even realized it, I was making 100% of my living creating art. How did this happen? Because ...
Tuesday, April 19th, 2016
Nails are set to release a third full-length You Will Never Be One of Us on June 17th via new label Nuclear Blast. Again recorded, mixed, and mastered by longtime collaborator, Kurt Ballou, you can expect a a full-on aural assault from front to back. You Will Never Be One of Us features artwork from Jef Whitehead of Leviathan.
Pre-order now in vinyl or CD at Nuclear Blast.
Stream the video for the title track below:
Thursday, April 7th, 2016
Damaged City Fest is about to rock the DC area with number of highly sought after shows including performances by Systematic Death (Japan), Tau Cross, Blood Pressure, The Avengers, Sheer Mag and many many more.
The schedule is as follows:
April 7th, 2016
@ The Pinch
7pm Doors / 8pm Show
Tau Cross (UK)
Genocide Pact (DC)
Drug Control (CA)
Dagger Moon (DC)
Bust Off (DC)
April 8th, 2016
Friday Main Show
@ All Souls Unitarian Church
6pm Doors / 6:45pm Show
Systematic Death (Japan. Only 2 U.S. shows!)
Zero Boys (IN)
Blood Pressure (PA)
Busted Outlook (CA)
Stand Off (DC)
April 8th, 2016
Friday After Show
@ The Pinch
$10 (Walk up only. No pre sale)
11pm Doors ...
Thursday, March 10th, 2016
Miami grind unit Shitstorm are unquestionably one of the most punishing grind forces currently active with the band's new split release with Radiation serving as a latest punctuation mark. Utilizing a guitar distortion and presence to make blood boil, melded with a spine-shaking drum fury of laser-like blasts that stop and go on a dime, sprinkle in meaty bass riffs, and slather in completely irate vocal attacks from front to back...We're talking proper grindcore.
Shitstorm's prior splits with Conga Fury and Magrudergrind, coupled with band's 2009 Paranoid Existence full-length, has etched an uncompromising niche in the walls of grindcore. Complimented by an explosive live offering, ...
Thursday, March 10th, 2016
We have a deep love of Chicago's grind masters, Sick/Tired who offer up some of the most deliciously brutal aural assaults this side of the Mississippi. Focused and full of rage, this latest split sees the band pushing their own sonic limits with blazing blasts matched by moody sludge-drenched riffs seeing this amalgamation sit somewhere between crusty grind, fast punk, and powerviolence. In short- This split fucking rules. And having some of extreme music's best recording technicians doesn't hurt either with recording by Andy Nelson at his Bricktop studios (Weekend Nachos, Dead In The Dirt), mix by Kevin Bernsten at his Developing Nations studios (Full Of Hell, Triac, Magrudergrind), and ...
Saturday, February 6th, 2016
Posthumous and final offering from Canadian mainstays Column of Heaven sees the band team up with LA's psychedelic freaks Suffering Luna for a new split available through Nerve Alter. Raw grind meets trippy noise-drenched rock for one of the more eclectic extreme offerings to kick of 2016. Stream the split below and snag yourself a vinyl edition at Nerve Altar's online store.
Split LP by Column of Heaven/Suffering Luna
Tuesday, January 5th, 2016
International grind/hardcore punk collective Venomous Concept (featuring current and ex-members of Napalm Death, Brutal Truth, Corrupt Moral Altar, and more) are streaming their forthcoming new album, Kick Me Silly; VC 3 now below the fold courtesy of Decibel Magazine.
Kick Me Silly; VC3 will be released by Season of Mist worldwide on January 8. The album is available for pre-order across several CD, ltd. LP and ltd. cassette formats at the Season of Mist.
Paying homage to the legendary Poison Idea among other hardcore/punk stalwarts, Venomous Concept were conceived as grind/punk collective featuring two of the genre's ...
Tuesday, December 8th, 2015
One of extreme music's most distinctive modern acts, Magrudergrind, returns after a 6-year hiatus with the new album II. Recorded with producer Kurt Ballou (Converge, High on Fire, Torche) at God City Studios and mastered by Brad Boatright (Obituary, Nails), II continues developing the trio's punishing hybrid of grindcore, powerviolence and hardcore punk across 15 tracks of blistering sonic warfare. II is unquestionably Magrudergrind's most crushing and abrasive material to date, a savage manifesto of scathing political and personal revolution.
Pre-Order II now at Relapse Records.
Saturday, December 5th, 2015
Southern Lord unleashed SUNN O)))'s Kannon full-length last Friday, with an exclusive early stream of the album still playing to fans at Rolling Stone Magazine, alongside interviews with the band's core architects, Greg Anderson and Stephen O'Malley. In addition, an entire live set filmed in Berlin this Summer has also been posted through Boiler Room TV.
Immerse yourself SUNN O)))'s Kannon at Rolling Stone and view the Boiler Room set.
Kannon by SUNN O)))
Kannon was given a limited white vinyl Record Store Day release, but saw official worldwided ...
Saturday, December 5th, 2015
Denver's purveyors of ungodly heaviness Of Feather and Bone will team up with death metal favorites Gatecreeper to kick off the new year with a West Coast tour.
Of Feather and Bone + Gatecreeper Tour
Jan 20 - Albuquerque, NM @ Third Vision (OFAB only)
Jan 21 - Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
Jan 22 - Las Vegas, NV @ Eastside Joe's
Jan 23 - Long Beach, CA @ Overcast
Jan 24 - Hayward, CA @ SKYLMT
Jan 25 - Reno, NV @ Fort Ryland
Jan 26 - Portland, OR @ Black Water Bar
Jan 27 - Bremerton, WA @ The Charleston
Jan 28 - Olympia, WA @ Le Voyeur
Jan 29 - Tacoma, WA @ ...
Saturday, December 5th, 2015
Legendary UK grindcore outfit Napalm Death will join USA's renowned rock outfit Melvins with special guests Melt-Banana (Japan) for a series of small to mid-size venue shows for what is being dubbed 'Savage Imperial Death March Tour' in Spring of 2016 across the US. Full list of dates below.
Napalm Death, Melvins, Melt-Banana Savage Imperial Death March Tour dates
March 26 Phoenix, AZ The Marquee
March 28 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater
March 30 Dallas, TX Trees
March 31 Austin, TX The Mohawk
April 1 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s
April 2 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks
April 3 Birmingham, AL Iron City
April 4 Pensacola, FL Vinyl ...
Sunday, November 8th, 2015
HOUSECORE HORROR FEST is set to invade San Antonio this weekend. Now in its third year of audio and visual pandemonium, this year's multi-stage gore gala will take place at the Aztec Theater, The Korova and the Holiday Inn Riverwalk Hotel on November 13th -15th, 2015 and features three film-screening rooms, multiple vendors, special artist signings, the return of The Metal Masters And Horror panel with special appearances from performing bands and legendary filmmakers throughout the weekend as well as what's mutated into one of the most punishing live lineups of the year!
For the onscreen carnage cravers, this year's edition of HHF includes 80 ...
Wednesday, October 14th, 2015
Milwaukee crust blasters No Brainer are the living embodiment of heavy. Saturated with a smoldering low-end presence and menacingly precise drum attacks, No Brainer leave no prisoners in its wake. Featuring a hodgepodge of musicians that have done time in numerous touring acts, No Brainer are one of the most exciting and truly underground DIY bands active in the USA today. No Brainer recently recorded for a split LP with New England buddies Eaten, which we had the pleasure of previewing and can affirm its tremendous wallop.
The tour kick-off listed below on October 22nd at Milwaukee's Bremen Cafe, is also the psychical release show ...
Monday, October 5th, 2015
The Black Dahlia Murder will return to North America this fall to headline the IndieMerch Tour with Iron Reagan, Harm’s Way, and Maruta before Goatwhore, Entheos, and Artificial Brain tag in.
IndieMerch Tour Pt I w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Iron Reagan, Harms Way, Maruta
10/01 Syracuse, NY @ The Lost Horizon
10/02 Montreal, QC @ Foufounes Electriques
10/03 Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
10/04 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
10/05 London, ON @ London Music Hall
10/07 Thunder Bay, ON @ Crocks
10/08 Winnipeg, MB @ The Pyramid
10/09 Saskatoon, SK @ Louis’ Pub
10/10 Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
10/11 Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Ballroom
10/13 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
10/14 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
10/15 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Wednesday, September 16th, 2015
In support of its critically-acclaimed new LP, Frozen Niagara Falls, Prurient kicked off a North American tour with Godflesh last weekend. The tour, which spans just over three weeks in September and October, marks the first shows outside of the East Coast and Europe for Prurient this year. Check out all of the dates below.
Known as America’s most prominent noise figurehead, for nearly 20 years under the moniker of Prurient, Dominick Fernow has created a sonic entity unlike any other in the realm of experimental, ambient, and noise music respectively. Throughout a massive repertoire that consists of full-lengths, EP’s, splits, singles, limited ...
Thursday, September 10th, 2015
The crushing title track to the mighty third LP by Seattle's Black Breath, Slaves Beyond Death, has just been issued as the first single from the highly anticipated album through an exclusive premiere at Noisey as the album nears release through Southern Lord late in September.
Arriving three years after the band's 2012-released Sentenced To Life, a revered album of morbid metal anthems laced with a deadly allure that few could resist, it's safe to say that Slaves Beyond Death represents a harder, bleaker Black Breath than ever before. With every track on the record surpassing the five-minute mark, and several of them close ...
Wednesday, September 9th, 2015
Seattle death grind faction, Theories, will return to the stage this Fall on a bout of live takeovers with iconic West Coast hardcore nihilists, The Infamous Gehenna. The band's latest path of destruction begins October 22nd on their home turf of Seattle and will raze seventeen cities, the trek drawing to a close on November 7th in Olympia. The tour follows Theories' successful Summer journey supporting Goatwhore, Black Breath and Ringworm.
Issues the band of the impending run, "Fuck a normal quote talking about how excited we are to share the road with the bands we're touring with and pushing a new record or whatever. This tour, The Infamous Gehenna and Theories ...
Tuesday, September 8th, 2015
Vice Magazine's music channel, Noisey, has premiered the track "Dwell" from Philly-based ultra-grind trio, Die Choking, and their III debut LP, impending October release via The Compound Recs. In addition, a CD version of the record will see release via The Compound and Selfmadegod Records this Winter.
Die Choking's mission to perpetually surpass their own boundaries is realized with damaging proof on their III debut LP. Stripped of overproduction and performed with devastating efficiency, III drips with a foul aggression that is frequently absent in today's extreme music landscape, with no samples or triggers utilized in the recording and mixing process. The songwriting of ...
Tuesday, September 8th, 2015
Metal Injection has premiered a new Fight Amp song this morning. “No Trace” is the A-side to the band’s new 7” vinyl release via Reptilian Records (Hatebeak, Legendary Divorce, Cutthroats 9). The 7” which officially drops today is part of Reptilian’s Keystone Noise Series, which features abrasive sonic goodness from the Keystone state. In the case of Fight Amp, their music encompasses sonic shreds of noise-rock, sludge, hardcore, grunge and punk.
Listen to “No Trace” via Metal Injection premiere below:
Brooklyn Vegan also recently premiered the B-side “Hide Your Teeth” which features guest backing vocals from Pat Troxell, (of CREEPOID), who was Fight Amp’s ...
Tuesday, September 1st, 2015
90s straight-edge hardcore legends By the Grace of God will play their final show Sunday, September 6th at the Boot n' Saddle in Philadelphia joined by regional talents Pulling Punches. The band is promising to play a select few Endpoint songs in their set. This show will wrap up 3 US dates following New York and Kentucky.
Known as a sincere, radical, and politically outspoken band of the straight-edge and hardcore revival scenes of the mid-'90s, By the Grace of God distinguished themselves from the pack with their uplifting, politically charged, high-energy version of hardcore. The band was originally formed by singer Rob Pennington and guitarist Duncan ...
Monday, August 31st, 2015
H2O's forthcoming album Use Your Voice, is now available for pre-order on vinyl, CD, cassette and digital formats. The second song from the record is now online as well-stream the title track via Noisey.
In addition, the band have announced a series of Use Your Voice album release shows for November and December. The November dates take place in the Midwest and northeast and will feature Angel Du$t and GIVE on all shows, while December's run involves a short trek through Florida with Boys No Good and the Attack. Here are dates:
11/12 Chicago, IL @ Reggie's
11/13 Detroit, MI @ Majestic ...
Tuesday, August 18th, 2015
After having just supported Faith No More on a US run and in addition to the previously revealed European dates for the "Deathcrusher Tour" 2015, UK Grindcore pioneers Napalm Death continue joining up with headliners Carcass, Obituary, Voivod as well as Herod, on a string of UK/Ireland dates of the "Deathcrusher Tour."
Full tour schedule below, including several updates:
"Deathcrusher Tour 2015"
Carcass, Obituary, Napalm Death, Voivod & Herod
10.23.15 Wolverhampton (UK) - Wulfrun Hall NEW
10.24.15 Glasgow (UK) - Barrowlands NEW
10.25.15 Belfast (UK) - Limelight 1 NEW
10.26.15 Dublin (Ireland) - Olympia NEW
10.27.15 Bristol (UK) - Motion NEW
10.28.15 Newcastle (UK) - Northumbria Uni NEW
10.29.15 London (UK) - Forum NEW
10.30.15 Manchester (UK) - Ritz NEW
10.31.15 Antwerpen (Belgium) ...
Thursday, August 13th, 2015
Fucked Up are one of the most prolific hardcore punk bands of our generation. Since their 2001 inception, they’ve challenged listeners with thoughtful artful chaos and a seemingly limitless drive for musical experimentation. Because of this, they’ve also become a record collectors worst nightmare; releasing over 80 recordings and collaborations on countless labels that include Arts & Crafts, Matador, Jade Tree, and more. Year of the Hare is the latest installment of their Zodiac themed releases. Over a two year period, it was recorded and constructed at Electrical Audio, Key Club Studios, and Candle Studios. Title track “Year of the Hare” is a 21 minute epic that frantically ...
Tuesday, August 4th, 2015
Enjoy pt III of a three-part wave of hardcore coverage as we debut a quick gallery archived by Anne Spina from earlier this year. In part III, we launch a quick series featuring Suburban Scum, King Nine, Eternal Sleep, Sick Sad World, and Broken Teeth as these parties collectively laid waste to Philly's Voltage venue courtesy of Philly Hardcore Shows. We've included links for purchase and further investigation below. We've also started to unleash our 2015 This Is Hardcore Fest coverage where you will find many of the bands covered below and much more.
Without further ado, enjoy a fresh batch of photos by BTS's Anne Spina ...