Thursday, May 21st, 2015
The USA's biggest metal party, Maryland Deathfest launches today in Baltimore, MD celebrating another incredible line-up of bands that crisscross a vast slab of extreme music sub-genres. We won't spend time re-asserting the do-not-miss headlining acts you should already be familiar with.. We will, however, recommend you get there early and check out bands Grin And Bear It, Mother Brain, Artificial Brain, and Triac! All early performers you definitely DO NOT want to miss. You can thank us later for the heads up.
Running order for 2015 is slated as follows;
Thu May 21, 2015
Mortal Decay 5:00 to 5:40
Origin 5:55 to 6:40
Internal Bleeding 6:55 ...
Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
In 2012, Cattle Decapitation shocked the metal world with what was revered by fans and haters alike as their best album to date, Monolith Of Inhumanity. Here we are, three years later, Cattle Decapitation and Metal Blade Records are pleased to unveil to the world the band's magnum opus with The Anthropocene Extinction, set for world wide release August 7th, 2015.
Anthropocene, a proposed term for the present geological epoch (from the time of the Industrial Revolution onwards), during which humanity has begun to have a significant impact on the environment.
Reenlisting Monolith Of Inhumanity producer Dave Otero (Allegaeon, Cephalic Carnage), Cattle Decapitation returned to Flatline Audio in ...
Thursday, May 7th, 2015
In solidarity with the movement for justice for Freddie Gray, and May Day protesters all over the world, Baltimore-based punk band, Old Lines, has released a bonus track titled, "Midnight in Baltimore." This digital-only release comes after several weeks of mass protests and unrest in the city following the death of Freddy Gray by the Baltimore Police Dept.
On April 12th, 2015, Freddie Gray was taken into custody by six Baltimore City police officers, and subsequently beaten and murdered leading to public outrage and a battle cry for accountability on behalf of the Mayors office and the Police Dept. Many in the city have already been arrested ...
Wednesday, May 6th, 2015
Floridian death metal masters Deicide will be back on the road again this month, this time as headliners of the Metal Alliance Tour! Joining them on the run is Swedish death metal legends Entombed A.D., along with Hate Eternal, Black Crown Initiate, Lorna Shore, and Svart Crown- making this one bill not to miss!
Metal Alliance Tour 2015
May 26 - Montreal, QC @ Theatre Corona
May 28 - Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa
May 30 - Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theater
May 31 - Chicago, IL @ Metro
June 1 - St. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam
June 2 - Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room*
Monday, April 27th, 2015
Horror Pain Gore Death Productions have announced the new double CD collection from Japan's death-doom fiends Coffins entitled Perpetual Penance, set for release on June 9th on CD and Digital formats. This is an essential compilation of Coffins vinyl only and split release tracks, features artwork by Uchino and is the follow up to the 2011 release Ancient Torture. The first 100 orders come with a free chrome Coffins keychain, a miniature casket that opens to store your victims ashes! Below is the official description:
Horror Pain Gore Death Productions is proud to unleash the new Coffins double CD collection Perpetual Penance. This is an essential ...
Thursday, April 23rd, 2015
In advance of the release of their seventh brutalizing full-length, The Insolent, Poland's experimental grindcore quartet Antigama has released a brief, yet mentally vexing visual trailer for the album created by the same company responsible for the artwork and design of the band's latest noncompliant works. In addition, the album is now available for both European and US pre-orders on CD, cassette and LP.
The latest installation to Antigama's cutting edge arsenal, The Insolent, for May release through their trusted alliance with Selfmadegod Records. Coordinated with the LP's release is Antigama's return to US shores for the first time since 2009, with a Northeastern tour ...
Wednesday, April 8th, 2015
Long-running noise duo, Lightning Bolt, recently dropped the forbidden bounty of their long-anticipated new full-length, Fantasy Empire, upon the masses. Released last month, the band's sixth album - and first in six years - is a fresh take from a band intent on pushing themselves musically and sonically while maintaining the aesthetic that has defined not only them, but an entire generation of noisemakers. It marks many firsts, most notably their first recordings made using hi-fi recording equipment at the famed Machines With Magnets, and their first album for Thrill Jockey.
Crowned, "a straight-up face-ripper," by Stereogum, who further champions the pair's, "grainy ...
Tuesday, March 31st, 2015
Baltimore's political d-beat purveyors, Old Lines are currently tracking a new EP with engineer/producer Kevin Bernstein (Full Of Hell, ILSA, Mutilation Rites) at his Developing Nations studio. The as-of-yet unnamed EP follows Old Lines' previous efforts that include a 2013 EP, If You See Something, Say Something, on Reptilian Records and 2014's No Sleep Records debut, No Child Left Behind, which were also recorded with Bernsten. For this current go-around, Old Lines have rotated in a new bassist, Calvin Joiner, who joins longtime members including singer Matt Taylor, drummer Jake Berry, ...
Wednesday, March 25th, 2015
Having inked a blood pact with underground overlords, Relapse Records, Miami, Florida's unhinged deathgrind maniacs, Maruta, will declare war on society by unloading their charged label debut, Remain Dystopian LP, now set to disrupt early June.
It is inarguable that Maruta's Relapse debut, Remain Dystopian, is their most punishing and focused album to date. Recorded in various studios including drums with Pig Destroyer's Scott Hull and vocals with Torche's Jonathan Nuñez, Remain Dystopian is a vicious, seventeen-song blast of relentless and infectious deathgrind mayhem. Featuring guest vocals from the legendary Tomas Lindberg (At The Gates, Disfear) and Pig Destroyer's J.R. Hayes, plus layers of noise from Agoraphobic Nosebleed's ...
Thursday, March 19th, 2015
New Jersey's hardcore heavy-hitters, Lifeless have just dropped a new full-length on Fast Break Records entitled, Dream. The album can streamed in its entirety below the fold!
Lifeless formed in 2008 and quickly sparked a buzz within the East Coast hardcore scene with a number of tours and notable fest appearances including the the highly sought after, This Is Hardcore Fest in Philadelphia, PA. Dream follows previous full-length and EP releases on Harvcore Records that saw subsequent touring throughout the US and Europe. Dream is currently available in several limited vinyl variants via PA hardcore label, Fast ...
Wednesday, March 18th, 2015
Baltimore's Noisem have announced the release of their anticipated sophomore album; Blossoming Decay on A389 Recordings.
You can watch/hear a short trailer/previewing the new album below:
Recorded by Kevin Bernsten (Developing Nations), mastered by Brad Boatright (Audiosiege), and with artwork by Billy Carnes, 'Blossoming Decay' is a nine song offering which picks up where Noisem's debut long player Agony Defined (2013) left off.
Consisting of all new material, 'Blossoming Decay' takes things into a darker, more frantic and aggressive musical direction while blurring the lines between death / thrash / grind ...
Wednesday, March 18th, 2015
Ohio riff dealers, Lo-Pan, are currently embarked on a near two-week Northeastern run of live dates. Having commenced March 12th in Detroit, Michigan at Berserker II alongside Poison Idea, Iron Reagan, Incantation, Full Of Hell and many others, the NxNe Tour 2015 will trounce eleven cities, coming to a close on March 22nd in Columbus, Ohio. The band is joined by Detroit rockers, Against The Grain. From there Lo-Pan will take a short breather before crossing the Atlantic for a European expedition that will see the band level the stage of Roadburn, Desert Fest, Asymmetry Fest and more with psyche peddlers, Abrahma, and psychedelic war ...
Wednesday, March 18th, 2015
Legendary Canadian 90's hardcore band Chokehold have confirmed they will be issuing a complete discography collection on Baltimore's A389 Recordings.
Aptly titled Sell It For What It's Worth, this extensive discography will offer a playlist completely remastered by Brad Boatright of Audiosiege, with some portions remixed from the raw tracks by Kevin Bernsten of Developing Nations.
The packaging promises to be a spectacle as well, featuring elaborate packaging and liner notes along with other bonus materials.
Check out the re-mastered track 'More Than Ever' from the Chokehold's classic 1993 debut LP Prison Of Hope below
Wednesday, March 18th, 2015
Deathwish Inc. label mates Code Orange and Harm’s Way are kicked off their U.S. tour dates last. Their shows together will take the bands down to Austin, TX for SXSW and will ultimately end with highly-coveted sets at this year's United Blood Festival in Richmond, VA. Check out the full tour routing below, including shows for each band individually in April and beyond.
Code Orange are on tour in support of last year’s critically acclaimed I Am King and were heralded as ”… riveting… at times overwhelming in the best possible way” ...
Wednesday, March 18th, 2015
Century Media Records have just pressed fresh editions of Demolition Hammer's quintessential Tortured Existence (1990) and Epidemic Of Violence (1992) on vinyl. Limited colors and runs, so get em' quick.
Throwback video action below.
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Thursday, March 12th, 2015
Royal Thunder have just launched a series of webisodes documenting the making of Crooked Doors (April 7, Relapse Records). The first clip is available now via New Noise Magazine.
The band has shared two new songs from their sophomore album: "Time Machine" and "Forget You". Paste Magazine said "Forget You" takes "the atmospheric elements of their music even further. It's a song that has a heady blend of the sludgy blues stomp that garnered them widespread ...
Wednesday, March 11th, 2015
Richmond, Virginia's Iron Reagan are true road warriors. After just wrapping up an extensive North American run, the band has a quick break before heading over for their first-ever Australian tour. Iron Reagan are set to head down under April 7th in Wollongong, NSW and wraps up April 11th in Melbourne, VIC.
After Australia the band shows no signs of stopping as today they have announced a touring schedule that will keep them on the road through July! The band has announced new United States dates, European dates and a headlining UK Tour. A complete list of dates can be ...
Tuesday, March 10th, 2015
After much anticipation, LA hardcore band Rotting Out has released their new Reckoning EP today via Pure Noise Records. The band has partnered with AltPress to stream the record in its entirety and fans can purchase a copy now.
Rotting Out’s latest offering, Reckoning, features three, brand new songs and two additional Circle Jerks’ covers, “I Don’t Care” and “Live Fast Die Young.” Watch the band’s new video for their song “Born” now below.
Fans can catch the band in concert this spring and summer on their ...
Friday, March 6th, 2015
Cult Leader are a chaotically aggressive band from Salt Lake City, Utah. Useless Animal is the three song follow up to their acclaimed debut, Nothing For Us Here (Deathwish 2014). Both “Useless Animal” and “Gutter Gods” are full bore assaults on the senses. A grinding combination of otherworldly heaviness and deafening distortion. Both played with a guttural ferocity and rage that few bands could ever tap into. The B-Side, however, shows Cult Leader expanding their sonic horizons. Joining forces with Subrosa members for a stunning cover of the Mark Kozelek & Desertshore number “You Are Not My Blood”. Paying respect to the somber original while ...
Friday, March 6th, 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 ...
Wednesday, March 4th, 2015
Torche released Restarter, the hard rock outfit's fourth album and Relapse Record's debut last week. The critically acclaimed collection is streaming in its entirety via Soundcloud below.
The band will unveil an animated video for "Annihilation Affair" during the week of March 9. A teaser for the clip, which was directed by Phil Mucci (High on Fire, Monster Magnet, Stone Sour), can be seen below:
The ten-song release has received praise from a wide swath of outlets with Entertainment Weekly including Restarter in this week's "Must ...