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A389 Recordings X Anniversary Bash Final January 2014 Lineup Announced

Friday, December 13th, 2013
A389-2014-Bash 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 ...

Ghoul stream new song off forthcoming 12″ split with Cannabis Corpse on Tankcrimes

Thursday, December 12th, 2013
Ghoul - band live in Philadelphia at Kung Fu Necktie 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. ...

Carcass release new music video via Kirk Von Hammett’s Fear FestEvil Website

Thursday, December 12th, 2013
carcass-band-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....

Kylesa to launch Retro Futurist Records in January

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013
retro-futurist-records 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 ...

Toxic Holocaust & Exhumed Tour US and Europe plus dates with Ramming Speed & Mammoth Grinder

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013
toxic-holocaust-ramming-speed-tour Oregon punk metal ruffians, Toxic Holocaust, will unite with California gore tacticians/labelmates Exhumed, for a North American bout of live abrasions this Winter! The chaos will prevail on January 22nd in Seattle and wind its way through seventeen cities before coming to a mutinous close February 9th in Sacramento. Special guests include Ramming Speed and Mammoth Grinder. The journey precedes the previously announced Toxic Holocaust/Exhumed European invasion set to commence February 22nd. Comments Toxic Holocaust's gravel-throated ambassador Joel Grind, "I'm proud to announce our West Coast tour with gore metal maniaxxx, Exhumed. I guarantee no necks will be left un-wrecked after this onslaught of beer, waste and ...

Italy’s Grindcore Champs Cripple Bastards to release new album 2014

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013
cripple-bastards-nero-cover Having mauled the planet for over 25 years through an enormous arsenal of releases and widespread touring, Northwestern Italy's unstoppable hardcore/grind masters, Cripple Bastards, begin their next full-on sonic attack now, as Relapse Records prepares to dispatch the band's new album in early 2014. Two and-a-half decades after their conception, Cripple Bastards reign as Italy's most hostile and aggressive musical unit in existence, and are ready to prove it all over again with their newly completed debut LP for Relapse, the monstrous Nero In Metastasi. Packing some of their most dense and metallic destruction into eighteen new tracks harnessed under the thirty-seven minute mark, the ...

Touche Amore to Tour US in 2014 with mewithoutYou

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013
touche-amore-mewithoutyou-tour Los Angeles' Touche Amore have had a whirlwind year; the band released their landmark third LP Is Survived By which was named one of Alternative Press's 10 Essential Albums of 2013, supported punk/hardcore stalwarts AFI on a full North American tour with stops at Riot Fests Denver & Chicago, headlined almost all of Europe with Self Defense Family, and now are gearing up for an exciting 2014, kicking the year off with a North American co-headlining tour. Touche Amore, alongside mewithoutYou, will canvas the United States from February 6th through March 6th. Seahaven will support all shows, and Drug Church and Caravels will appear on ...

Iron Reagan drops new song and continues Exhumed tour

Monday, December 9th, 2013
Iron Reagan - Tony Currently dismantling stages alongside the gore-obsessed death metal hooligans in Exhumed, today hardcore thrash mutants, Iron Reagan, snap necks with "Mini Lights," currently bludgeoning frequencies courtesy of Invisible Oranges. The punishing little number comes by way of the band's forthcoming vinyl-only split with Exhumed. A profane union of spirits, the split offers up eight unrepentant tracks that spout more unexpurgated fury than a pack of wild badgers Elaborates Invisible Oranges, "Iron Reagan rocked some worlds earlier this year with their pissed off whirlwind of a debut full-length, Worse Than Dead. That album, with songs that average around a minute-thirty and ...

ILSA Releases New Video From Out-Of-Print LP Set For Reissue and set to record fourth LP

Thursday, December 5th, 2013
ilsa-band-14 Our nation's capitol's most noxious henchmen, ILSA, have delivered a new video for "120 Days." Aurally merging filthy, downtuned hardcore with mid-paced deathcrust, and visually meshing their deep-rooted fascination with the occult, violence and all forms of debauchery with brutal recent live footage in the new video, "120 Days" is far from a new song. The virulent hymn is culled from the band's sophomore LP, Tutti il Colori del Buio, which was followed by multiple other recordings since. The video was created not in homage to the album but in support of its impending reissue as A389 Recordings -- who delivered the ILSA's ...

Between The Buried And Me, Deafheaven, Intronaut announce 2014 North American Tour

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
BTBAM Deafheaven tour 2014 Between the Buried and Me (BTBAM) will be returning to the road in 2014 with a headlining tour of North America. Joining BTBAM on this trek will be Deafheaven, Intronaut, and The Kindred. VIP mega bundles are available now exclusively via SHOWstubs.com. Between The Buried And Me's ambitious concept album, The Parallax II: Future Sequence, was the North Carolina-based band's highest Billboard chart position (#22) since their inception in the early 2000's. Likewise, the Bay Area's experimental black metallers, Deafheaven are already receiving nods for their latest effort on ...

Youth Forgotten (ex Integrity, Dead Even, Salt The Wound) prepare to unleash debut full-length in January

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013
youth-forgotten-ghosts-of-a-fallen-empire Based out of Cleveland, Ohio, with a wide base of roots feeding deep into their city's underbelly, the members of Youth Forgotten culminate in this new outfit with a unified sense of keeping the movement alive with the utmost urgency. While overall retaining dark hardcore/metal outfit tactics to spread their message, an influx of thrash metal dynamics and street punk energy coalesce in fueling the anthems Youth Forgotten deploys. Genre boundaries and inner-scene platforms are eradicated as this quintet relentlessly dispatches song after song of energized, enraged fury, while lyrically the outfit speaks from an equally grounded, forward-thinking mentality. The lineup consists of vocalist J.C. Koszewski (Dead ...

††† (Crosses) release ‘Bi†ches Brew’ music video today

Monday, November 25th, 2013
Crosses-self-titled ††† (Crosses), the new music project from Deftones' Chino Marino, Far guitarist Shaun Lopez, and Chuck Doom, today premiered a new music video for song 'Bi†ches Brew' The band's self-titled album is out February 11th on Sumerian Records.

SUNN O))) & ULVER: Collaborative Work Terrestrials Due February 2014 Via Southern Lord

Monday, November 18th, 2013
Terrestrials cover SUNN O)))'s most recent studio album, 2009's Monoliths and Dimensions, and Ulver's 2013 album, Messe I.X-VI.X,found both evolving and longstanding groups venturing into the world of acoustic arrangement and contemporary orchestration. Besides arriving at this seeming parallel in vision, the pair's long standing camaraderie was initiated during SUNN O)))'s 2003's White1 sessions with the track "CutWOODED" which was produced by Ulver, in tribute to deceased film director Ed Wood. Ulver's decision to emerge from the shadows into live performance, in 2009, unveiled a new facet of showmanship and presentation which took their audiences to an unforeseen level. SUNN O)))'s presence has continuously been felt -- ...

Mammoth Grinder announce North American dates

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013
mammoth grinder Following several other live runs, first bashing a trail across Australia on their first tour of that continent, followed by a tour of the West Coast US including a performance at The Power Of The Riff, Texas brutalizers Mammoth Grinder have declared new live actions for the coming weeks. These new melees will begin to transpire across North America this weekend, as the Mammoth Grinder crew raids Canada for shows in Montreal this Thursday, November 14th and Toronto on Friday the 15th. Next month they'll head back out on a trek kicking off December 14th at the first annual Denver Black Sky Festival joining Dying Fetus, ...

Enabler release new EP plus Live appearances with Pelican, TOAD and more

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
Enabler live This Is Hardcore 2013 Flies, the new EP from Milwaukee day-ruiners, Enabler, is now available via high quality/eco-friendly digipak, as the first release for Earsplit's new label sect, The Compound. With five crushing original tracks as well as a cover of Sepultura's iconic "Arise" anthem, Enabler's newest venture showcases some of the band's most grimly melodic angular riffs yet, as always incessantly inundated with instantly memorable hooks and the band's cynical "fuck off" vibes, mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (From Ashes Rise, Integrity, Tragedy, All Pigs Must Die). Pick up Flies on CD via Earsplit Distro/The Compound ...

Kylesa Announce Australian/European Headlining Tour

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
Kylesa-European-Tour-2014 Critically-acclaimed, genre-defying southern quintet Kylesa has announced a winter Australian/European headlining tour. The tour features Kylesa's first trek down-under since playing the legendary Soundwaves Festival, which kicks off December 7th in Perth. Support on a special tour date in Brisbane comes from Philm (featuring Dave Lombardo) and Eagle Twin. Following the Australian dates, Kylesa's European tour kicks off January 1st in the Czech Republic, and will see the band travel for a month before ending in Germany. Support on this leg of the tour comes from Sierra and Jagged Vision. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below. Kylesa is touring in support of their ...

Sick/Tired: Chicago Hardcore/Grind Act Signs With A389 Recordings

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
sick-tired-band-grindcore A389 Recordings this week confirms the signing of Chicago's Sick/Tired to the label's continually-expanding roster of rampant auditory hostility. Unloading a punishing brand of low-fi grindcore with rabid hardcore and punk influences, Sick/Tired was founded in 2008, formed by ex-members of modern brutality specialists Weekend Nachos and '90s powerviolence/thrashcore activists MK Ultra. To date they have released multiple records on labels including Profane Existence, To Live a Lie, Cowabunga Records and others. In 2011, they parted ways with their original vocalist and added A. Jennings from Winters in Osaka, the lineup currently rounded out by bassist Kirk Syrek, guitarist Ben Gonzalez, and drummer Adam Tomlinson. This lineup ...

Weekend Nachos stream new full-length LP Still in full

Monday, November 4th, 2013
weekend-nachos-still-lp Chicago, IL’s powerviolence kings, Weekend Nachos are streaming their crushing, hateful new record Still over at Decibel Magazine who said of the record: "One spin through Still and we’re still trying to get the hurt out of our ears and the smiles off our dumb-ass faces." Twelve tracks of hateful aural punishment, Still will see a November 11th release via Relapse Records (CD/Digital), Deep Six Records (Vinyl), and Toxicbreed's Funhouse (Cassette). Additionally, the quartet will be touring in support of the new record this fall. A complete listing of confirmed tour dates and cities can be found below. Weekend Nachos Tour Dates Nov ...

Blind To Faith members of Rise and Fall, Insult, stream debut A389 Recordings EP

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013
nails-blind-to-faith-uk-tour European henchmen Blind To Faith's A389 Recordings debut, Under The Heptagram, is out now, the hymns captured on the brief but brutal one-sided 12" EP unloading a tremendously menacing and dangerous blend of punk-infused metallic contempt. Mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (From Ashes Rise, Nails, Integrity), the EP bears an etched B-side and was released in a limited run of 666 copies. Featuring members of Rise And Fall, Reproach and Dutch cult legends Insult, Blind To Faith fuses crushing influences from metal giants Celtic Frost and vintage death metal with depraved hardcore anger and morose punk persuasion of GG Allin and Eyehategod. A true soundtrack ...

Ghoul and Cannabis Corpse To Release Splatterhash Split 12-inch Via Tankcrimes This January

Thursday, October 31st, 2013
splatterthrash-LP-cover This January, unearthly splatterthrash and weedian death metal will unite in an unholy matrimony of sonic decay as Ghoul and Cannabis Corpse unleash a split 12" fittingly dubbed Splatterhash. Featuring four tracks of rabid, brutalic insanity, the Splatterhash split will be unleashed via Tankcrimes January 7, 2014 on 12", CD and digital download. For their portion of the split, GHOUL returned to Earhammer Studios in Oakland, California where they recorded both Transmission Zero and Splatterthrash. Cannabis Corpse recorded at bassist/vocalist Land Phil's own Blaze of Torment Studios in Richmond, Virginia. The whole rollicking shebang was mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound in Santa Cruz, California and features cover art by Andrei ...

United Nations continue East Coast tour to Fest 12 and more

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013
United Nations United Nations are engulfed in a string of tour dates which will take them down to Florida for the Fest 12 in Gainesville. The group, whose current cabinet includes Thursday frontman Geoff Rickly, guitarists Jonah Bayer and Lukas Previn and Pianos Become The Teeth's rhythm section of David Haik and Zac Sewell, will tour down to Fest and back with Pianos Become The Teeth and then will play a series of shows on the East Coast supporting Circle Takes The Square. United Nations Tour Dates 10/28 - CHARLESTON, SC - THE OASIS - w/ Pianos Become The ...

Cop Problem stream full EP Buried Beneath White Noise

Monday, October 28th, 2013
Cop Problem - Deb Philadelphia-based activists Cop Problem have taken their latest battle cry, Buried Beneath White Noise, to the streets this week by self-releasing the EP. Surging with the most anguished and enraged anthems from the quartet to date, corralled by engineer/producer Will Yip (Paint It Black, Circa Survive, Balance & Composure), today Invisible Oranges unleashes a stream of the EP's four crushing tracks. Buried Beneath White Noise is available digitally now at Cop Problem's Bandcamp page. A widespread 7" vinyl pressing will be issued at the beginning of 2014 as a split release ...

Pig Destroyer Announce Addition Of A Bassist

Friday, October 25th, 2013
Pig Destroyer Decibel 100th Issue Show Philadelphia Pig Destroyer have added a new member to the fold. Adam Jarvis' cousin John Jarvis has joined Pig Destroyer as the band's first bass player. John will make his live debut at the bands appearance at the Housecore Film Festival curated by Phillip Anselmo in Austin, TX on October 27th at Antone's. John commented on joining Pig Destroyer: "It's an honor to be a part of Pig Destroyer. I'm looking forward to making new music with the guys, as well as adding some "low end" to the older material live. After being able to see every incarnation of the band live in the past, I ...

Hardcore Grinders, Primate Confirm South Pacific January 2014 Tour

Friday, October 25th, 2013
Primate band live at Masquerade Theater Atlanta Just confirmed, hardcore punk pirates, Primate have locked down a Winter assault on the South Pacific this January, with a week-and-a-half of soiling venues across Japan, Australia and New Zealand now on their calendar. Watch in horror as the henchmen Kevin Sharp, Dave Whitworth, Shayne Huff, Bill Kelliher and Mike Brennan, the act brutally dispatching their unhinged and malicious grindcore-infused auditory wrath upon these three nations. Also joining the invasion will be Portland's crossover thrashers Wehrmacht and legendary Swedish death metal assassins, Grave. At the end of 2012, Primate decimated a good portion of the American East Coast with a similar style attack, on that run ...