Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
Longtime political hardcore/punk activists, Dropdead, have just released two brand new EPs via their own Armageddon Label, both of them split releases; one with Ruidosa Inmundicia and the other with Systematic Death.
Since 1991, Providence, Rhode Islands Dropdead has protested humankinds attrition towards the environment and its inhabitants, including each other, along the way amassing an impressive arsenal of fully independent releases, including several full-length studio and live LPs, and split releases with Crossed Out, Rupture, Totalitär, Unholy Grave, Suppression, Converge and others. Having toured internationally -- razing clubs, squats and basements on multiple continents for two decades -- the band has been a major East Coast US contributor to inspiring entire ...
Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
California tyrants, Nails, confirm a new set of West Coast shows in a headlining run at the beginning of May.
This new five-date Nails bombing run will see Oxnard's hardcore/crust warriors headlining all dates, with support from Seattle powerviolence duo, Iron Lung, Olympia's putrid death metal horde, Bone Sickness, and Southern Cali-based death act, Skinfather. The tour begins May 1st in Los Angeles, the bill also including Nausea, rolls into Santa Ana on the 2nd with Violent Reaction and The Flex, then into San Francisco and Portland before closing down in Seattle with Gag on May 5th. Tickets for all shows are ...
Friday, February 7th, 2014
Pittsburgh's rabid hardcore outfit, Code Orange Kids have announced a Spring European Tour with Twitching Tongues set to commence in Frankfurt, Germany at the Elfer venue on March 14. Full show listing below.
Love Is Love//Return To Dust by Code Orange Kids
Code Orange Kids Spring European Tour w/ Twitching Tongues
03/14: Frankfurt, Germany @ Elfer w/ Twitching Tongues
03/15: Lichtenstein, Germany @ JZ Riot w/ Twitching Tongues
03/16: Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang w/ Twitching Tongues
03/17: Munchen, Germany @ Feierwerk w/ Twitching Tongues
03/18: Budapest, Hungary @ Dürer Kert w/ Twitching Tongues
03/19: Wien, Austria ...
Thursday, February 6th, 2014
Modern-day kings of powerviolence, forerunners of "Satanic Straightedge", Los Angeles' mighty Antichrist Demoncore has officially teamed up with Melotov Records for the release of its debut full-length LP. Also popularly known as ACxDC, the band enters LA's The Pit Studio next week with producer Taylor Young (Xibalba, Twitching Tongues) to record the as-yet-untitled album.
With origins dating back to 2003, ACxDC returned to the scene in 2010 after a hiatus and has been systematically killing ever since. Although its Melotov Records debut is its first full-length, the band has a slew of EPs and splits under its belt, released via labels like Deep Six and To Live A Lie. Founder and frontman ...
Wednesday, February 5th, 2014
Torche, the Florida-meets-Georgia quartet whose album Harmonicraft, was proclaimed “one of the strongest guitar-rock records 2012 will yield” by Alternative Press, have signed with Relapse Records.
"We’re looking forward to working with a label that has stood the test of time while continuing to expand their diverse roster." Explained Jonathan Nuñez, adding, “Releasing this record on Relapse lined up pretty well since it contains some of the heaviest songs we’ve written to date."
Torche are often cited for their masterful combination of melodic songwriting and heavy music, with Spin dubbing their music “sludge-pop” and Filter saying the band proves “a heavy-rock band can be optimistic ...
Monday, February 3rd, 2014
Winnipeg's, post-hardcore outfit KEN Mode (Jesse Matthewson - Vocals, Guitar; Shane Matthewson - Drums; Andrew Lacour- Bass) are kicking off their North American tour tomorrow night in Iowa City. The six week tour, the band's first of 2014 runs from February 4th to March 16th. The Russian Circles/KEN Mode tour will be opened by Inter Arma and Helms Alee on select dates. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.
KEN Mode are touring in support of their critically-acclaimed new album, Entrench. Entrench, the band's first full length for Season of Mist, has landed on ...
Thursday, January 30th, 2014
Melotov Records announces the signing of New York City's Tiger Flowers. Melotov will release Tiger Flowers' debut full-length, Dead Hymns, on April 8th.
"Hometown heroes" of the New York scene, in the words of MetalSucks, Tiger Flowers are renowned for their cathartic sound and unfiltered realness. Their live shows are the stuff of local legend and their brand of metallic hardcore unites unhinged aggression, bottomless melancholia, and swaggering rock n' roll. BrooklynVegan has likened the band to "elders who pushed the genre into new directions, like Deadguy, Converge, and Rorschach". Exclaim! Magazine described their 2011 self-titled EP as "uncompromising, brutish, and noise-filled".
Founded in Los Angeles in ...
Monday, January 27th, 2014
The Dillinger Escape Plan will hit the road this Spring with Trash Talk, Retox and Shining. Full tour listing below.
4/3 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
4/4 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
4/5 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
4/6 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
4/7 Montreal, QC @ Le National
4/9 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
4/10 Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot Ballroom
4/11 Chicago, IL @ Metro
4/12 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
4/13 Winnipeg, MB @ West End Cultural Centre
4/15 Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room
4/16 Calgary, AB @ The Republik
4/18 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
4/19 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
4/20 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne ...
Wednesday, January 15th, 2014
Skeletonwitch will soon release a limited-edition, hand-screened 180-gram vinyl edition of their acclaimed, Billboard-charting 2013 release Serpents Unleashed, of which 100% of the profits will be donated to two animal shelters in the band's home state of Ohio -- the Athens County Humane Society and Columbus’ Pets Without Parents. The members of Ohio’s most-loved heavy metal group have always been proud pet owners and are excited to have the opportunity to raise awareness and support for two no-kill organizations in their region.
Limited to a one-time-only pressing of 100 copies, the 180-gram black LP includes a hand-screened, hand-numbered jacket with exclusive ...
Tuesday, January 14th, 2014
As the early 1990s lineup of groundbreaking metal/hardcore innovators, Integrity, prepares to reunite on stage for the first time in over two decades as the main headliners of the massive A389 X Bash in Baltimore this week, today the first new hymn from this iconic collective in just as long is now playing.
"7th Revelation: Beyond The Realm Of The VVitch" is a contemptible, ominous movement, one which recalls the brooding, religious overtones and occult persuasion which set this lineup of the Integrity clan apart from countless legions of bands preaching of veganism, straightedge lifestyles and supporting the hardcore scene in the early-mid '90s. ...
Tuesday, January 14th, 2014
Cleveland's kings of metallic hardcore Ringworm return with their Relapse Records debut Hammer Of The Witch. The band worked on the record with Ben Schigel (Chimaira, Walls of Jericho) handling production duties at Spider Studios in Cleveland, OH.13 songs of fire-y rage propelled by lead vocalist Human Furnace's wrathful fury, this is a record sure to satisfy metal heads and hardcore kids alike. Riffs and grooves collide on songs like "Psychic Vampires" and "Bleed" creating some of the most vicious hooks to get stuck in your brain in a long, long time. Hammer Of The Witch might just be the finest moment ...
Monday, January 13th, 2014
Denver blackened sludge squad, Primitive Man, are plotting another round of roadside takeovers. Set to begin March 5th in Lawrence, Kansas, the band will drag their audio antagonism through a dozen cities, including several appearances at this year's edition of SXSW.
Featuring current and former members of Withered, Clinging To The Trees of A Forest Fire, Death of Self and Reproacher, Primitive Man continues to tour in support of latest long player, Scorn.
Recorded by Dave Otero at Flatline Audio (Cephalic Carnage, Catheter, Cobalt, etc.), Scorn is a physically and psychologically eviscerating display of sonic negativity featuring seven slow, traumatizing, feedback-doused hymns of hate. ...
Wednesday, January 8th, 2014
Brooklyn-based black metal revelers Mutilation Rites, and Nihilistic earthmovers, Full Of Hell, have just announced a series of February co-headlining dates. The two-week jaunt will kick off in Richmond, VA on Feb. 15 and conclude in Mutilation Rite's hometown of NYC on Feb. 28.
Described as "urban, quick-pulsed USBM that feels stately and epic, but booze-soaked and feral" (Pitchfork), Mutilation Rites recently confirmed their participation in this year's Maryland Death Fest alongside the likes of Gorguts, Immolation, and Candlemass. Known for their DIY work ethic and relentless tours of the underground circuit, the band has recently shared the staged with the likes ...
Monday, December 23rd, 2013
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova of now infamous Russian punk activist group, Pussy Riot, has today been released from a Krasnoyarsk prison camp after having served almost two years in prison for "hooliganism" following a performance and small peaceful protest in a Russian Church. She is the last of the imprisoned Pussy Riot members to be freed as Maria Alyokhina was freed earlier today and Yekaterina Samutsevich having been freed in October of last year following an appeal.
The group released the following statement:
"We all recognize that the whole amnesty program is a PR move by Putin, likely of course a bit of image clean up prior to the Olympics, said Hunter Heaney, Executive ...
Wednesday, December 18th, 2013
Following the 2012-released Songs Of Townes Van Zandt -- the tribute album to late folk/country music icon, with covers from Saint Vitus/The Obsessed's Scott "Wino" Weinrich and Neurosis' Steve Von Till and Scott Kelly -- this week Neurot Recordings proudly confirms the upcoming second installment of homage to the artist.
Once again through a partnership with their cohorts at Germany's My Proud Mountain Records, who envisioned the pair of tribute albums to Townes Van Zandt and will again handle the release for Europe and all international territories, Neurot will release Songs of Townes Van Zandt Vol II stateside in March ...
Monday, December 16th, 2013
2013 witnessed the rebirth of Integrity's 1995-released Systems Overload, with the A2/Orr+ Mix of the already massive album, merging alternate mixes and takes from the initial sessions with contributions from previous and current members. This rebuilding of one of hardcore's most iniquitous and legendary releases was followed by the announcement that the iconic lineup that brought some of the band's most seminal releases, including Systems Overload,into existence will reunite on stage for the first time in over twenty years, with a one-time set, as they will headline the A389 Recordingsten-year anniversary Bash in Baltimore, Maryland in January.
And now, as the A389 X Bash ...
Friday, December 13th, 2013
While Red Fang wrap their way across the U.S. on their autumn tour, the rising rock group have released the video for "Blood Like Cream," directed by Whitey McConnaughy, via YouTube (featured below the fold)(Viewers in restricted territories can watch the video on Daily Motion). Actor/comedian Fred Armisen (Portlandia, Saturday Night Live) joins in the fun with the beer-loving Portland-based band. "Blood Like Cream" is the first single off their new album Whales and Leeches (Relapse).
Red Fangwill also make their national, late-night television debut on The Late Show with David ...
Friday, December 13th, 2013
The full two-day itinerary for the massive tenth installment of A389 Recordings' annual label Bash in Baltimore, Maryland is now finalized, as the stellar gathering is now just over one month away.
Sponsored by Invisible Oranges, the A389 X Bash will see A389 turning a decade old, the massive melee to be held on January 17th and 18th, 2014. The newest and final show of the two-day massacre has just been confirmed, with the declaration of a second Sideshow, confirmed to lead off the festivities Thursday, January 16th. The newly locked gig will showcase Pharaoh, Occultist, Ampallang Infection, Frightened Teeth (Members of Frightener and Pulling Teeth playing ...
Thursday, December 12th, 2013
Today, the gatekeepers at the Loudwire lair offer up a new carol from the hooded thrash phantoms in Ghoul. The demandingly titled "Spill Your Guts" comes by way of the band's forthcoming split with weedian death metal ogres, Cannabis Corpse: Splatterhash. An unrepentant exercise in fast fuckall crushingness, Splatterhash boasts four tracks of audio mayhem. For their portion, Ghoul returned to Earhammer Studios in Oakland, California where they recorded both Transmission Zero and Splatterthrash.
Says vocalist/guitarist Digestor from his Creepsylvanian penthouse, "Numbskulls and future Numbskulls! Once again, Ghoul returns to help you rot your eardrums, soil your pantaloons, and disappoint your parents. ...
Thursday, December 12th, 2013
Disinterred British extreme metal legends Carcass, in cooperation with Metallica guitarist Kirk Von Hammett’s Fear FestEviL, have made the music video for the track “Unfit for Human Consumption".
Directed by Glenn Maguire, the song comes from Carcass’ recent chart-toping and critically acclaimed release, Surgical Steel.
Make sure you catch Carcass perform this upcoming February at Kirk Von Hammett’s Fear FestEviL, Hammett’s first annual horror convention in San Francisco. Private “crypt” tours, signing sessions, and musical performances by Nuclear Blast Bay Area artists Death Angel, Orchid, and Carcass, will also be included in the three-day event....
Wednesday, December 11th, 2013
Kylesa (Phillip Cope, Laura Pleasants and Carl McGinley II) launch Retro Futurist Records in January with the Jan. 28 release of Canadian prog trio Sierra’s album Pslip.
“The idea behind Retro Futurist Records is to provide an artist-friendly home to bands we like and bands we feel are relevant in aesthetic, sound, concept and/or ethics,” explained Pleasants.
The first release to come from the Savannah-based label is a vinyl release of Sierra’s debut album Pslip. The Kitchener prog trio will join Kylesa for a leg of the band’s European tour (Jan. 19 to Feb. 2). Pslip was produced by Cope and recently described by Caught in the Carousel ...