Thursday, September 29th, 2016
Walking Bombs, the solo/collaborative project of Kingston, NY based singer Morgan Ywain Evans, has linked up with Gridfailure (the one-man experimental powerhouse and brainchild of musician Dave Brenner) to deliver a pointed track taking aim at Donald Trump.
Earlier this year, Walking Bombs released a full-length debut Know Your Wild, a grunge/emo/acoustic hybrid featuring guests including Nate Hall of USX and Sean Paul Pillsworth of punk band Nightmares For A Week, but now a new and heavier EP called Peace Quest is imminent.
Evans teamed up with Surmiser guitarist and studio engineer Jay Anderson to craft this latest work which is a far departure from his folky-acoustic offerings. For the track "Demagogue," ...
Wednesday, September 14th, 2016
The Dillinger Escape Plan have premiered new song "Symptom of Terminal Illness," from their upcoming 'final' album Dissociation, due out on October 14.
The song can be streamed below via Revolver at the 1:55 mark.
Top photo by BTS's Dante Torrieri for our exclusive DEP Kung Fu Necktie gallery
Friday, September 9th, 2016
Philadelphia, PA's indefinable stoner-noise rockers, Bardus have released new music video for song "Sky King" taken from the band's recent sophomore full-length, Stella Porta that hit streets via Solar Flare Records in April. We had the pleasure of debuting track "Haze" from the aforementioned effort in March. Be sure to scope it here if you missed it.
Top photo by BTS photographer Dante Torrieri
Friday, September 9th, 2016
Noise-rock force Fight Amp announces its next live action: a short headlining tour of the Eastern US and Canada in November.
Fight Amp - November 2016:
Nov 4 - Kent, OH @ Outpost
Nov 5 - Chicago, IL @ Township
Nov 6 - Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary
Nov 8 - Toronto, ON @ Coalition
Nov 9 - Montreal, QC @ Turbo Haus
Nov 10 - Boston, MA @ tba
Nov 11 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
Nov 12 - Brooklyn, NY @ Sunnyvale
From Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Fight Amp appeared on the scene more than a decade ago and has worked nonstop, building up a thick catalog of releases and touring tirelessly with the likes of Eyehategod ...
Friday, August 19th, 2016
Singaporean grindcore champs Wormrot have just released a brand new music video for the track 'Fallen Into Disuse' taken from their forthcoming album Voices hitting streets on October 14th via Earache Records.
After a 4 year hiatus Wormrot are back with a much awaited third studio album. ‘Voices’ offers up 20 ferocious slabs of punk-fueled grind of the highest calibre. Feral grindcore in the grand tradition of early Earache releases like Napalm Death, Brutal Truth and Terrorizer.
Hailing from Singapore, Wormrot are Earache’s first ever signing from the East, having risen to prominence via series of primitive underground releases and near relentless world touring.
Pre-order 'Voices' now
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Friday, July 29th, 2016
Taking their patented blend of grindcore, metal, d-beat punk, and hardcore to the next level, Trap Them have returned with a brand new stream of song 'Hellionaires' taken from the forthcoming Crown Feral LP coming September 23 on Prosthetic Records.
Crown Feral marks the first repeat line-up for back-to-back full-length recordings in the band's history, as vocalist Ryan McKenney, guitarist Brian Izzi, drummer Brad Fickeisen, and bassist Galen Baudhuinand once again collaborated with Kurt Ballou at his GodCity Studio before Brad Boatright of Audiosiege for the mastering process to bring this sonic devastator to life. Tour dates have been released for Fall as well. Definitely a band ...
Thursday, July 7th, 2016
British metal icons Carcass will return to North America next week for their One Foot In The Grave 2016 headlining tour. Set to commence on July 16th and level nearly two dozen stages through August 6th, the journey includes performances at Chicago Open Air Festival as well as Heavy MTL. Support will be provided by Crowbar, Ghoul, and Night Demon. The band’s latest stateside journey follows their recent and successful assault on North American soil alongside label mates Slayer and Testament.
CARCASS w/ Crowbar, Ghoul, Night Demon:
7/16/2016 Chicago Open Air Festival – Chicago, IL
7/17/2016 Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS
7/19/2016 Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
7/20/2016 The Complex – Salt ...
Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
Short-lived, but highly influential Massachusetts hardcore punk band, Siege are gearing up for a set of US reunion dates. Originally active in the Boston hardcore scene circa 1984, Siege are one of the major influences in the overarching grindcore and powerviolence sound adopted by countless bands over the subsequent decades. Dropdead, who will play with the band July 9 at AS220, took its name from Siege’s six-song demo. And even mainstays Napalm Death have cited Siege as an influence. Original vocalist Kevin Mahoney and his replacement Seth Putnam both passed away in 2011, thus making this the first trek without either behind the mic. Siege’s ...
Friday, June 24th, 2016
One of the summer's largest gatherings of punk and metal heads is happening throughout Philadelphia this weekend as Philly Still Fucking Shreds Fest 2016 kicks off at the Vox Populi venue tonight at 7PM with local favorites Nightfall and touring acts Green Beret, Aggression Pact, and more. Full event listings below.
Friday June 24th
Vox Populi (319 N 11th St) - 7pm - $12
Nightfall, Green Beret, Aggression Pact, Asylum, Humanmania, Mortal War
Friday June 24th Aftershow
Century (29th & Reed) - 11:30pm - $7
Short Leash, Jenkem, Incisor
Saturday June 25th Day show
Grays Ferry Skatepark - Noon - Free (But we will accept donations - there are 4 out of ...
Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
Portishead remember Jo Cox, the recently murdered Labour politician in their home country of Britain, with the release of a stark music video covering ABBA's 'SOS'.
The new video was released yesterday on what would have been the late MP's 42nd birthday. Cox, the Labour MP for Batley and Spen, was slain last Thursday outside Birstall public library and was declared dead less than one hour after being shot three times and repeatedly stabbed. A 77 year-old man was also stabbed trying to stop the attack. Cox leaves behind a loving husband and children.
Portishead's video carries the hashtag #MoreInCommon, in reference to Cox's now celebrated beliefs. ...
Tuesday, June 21st, 2016
Buffalo's Every Time I Die have just dropped a new music video for "The Coin Has Its Say", the first track released from band's forthcoming LP, Low Teens coming later in September of 2016 via Epitaph Records. Pre-orders are live.
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 @ ...