Saturday, April 5th, 2014
OFF! are sharing a stream of their new album Wasted Years (out 4/8 on Vice Records) via New York Times. The (analog) self-recorded album is far and away the darkest, heaviest material the band has produced.
Wasted Years is available for pre-order from iTunes now:
OFF! head out on tour in support of the album next week:
4/9 Oakland, CA - Metro Operahouse
4/11 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
4/12 Vancouver, British Columbia - Fortune Sound Club
4/13 Seattle, WA - El Corazon
4/15 Boise, ID - ...
Saturday, April 5th, 2014
West Palm Beach, Florida punk/hardcore outfit, Centuries, is about to undertake a new US tour, taking their live show to new sectors of the country.
Still touring on their Southern Lord-released Taedium Vitae debut LP, the band will embark westward out of their home state on a twenty-two date tour on April 9th, the trek running out to and up the West Coast US before cutting back down through the Midwest back to their home turf with a closing show in Orlando on May 1st with ...
Saturday, April 5th, 2014
In conjunction with Decibel Magazine, recent Relapse signees, Iron Reagan have made their Spoiled Identity EP available now for free through the official Iron Reagan Bandcamp page. Mastered by Scott Hull (Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed), the EP hammers through thirteen riotous numbers in about seven minutes. Spoiled Identity will also be available as a 7" EP as part of Decibel's ongoing Flexi Disc series.
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Saturday, April 5th, 2014
Atomic Action! Records confirms the impending release of the newly completed debut LP from Providence, Rhode Island-based sonic butchers, Fucking Invincible.
Comprised of local musicians who've collectively spent time in Daughters, Dropdead, Soul Control, Sweet Jesus and others, Fucking Invincible unloads a barrage of volatile and pissed-off hardcore, citing the grueling intensity of early hardcore icons Infest, Assfactor 4, Black Army Jacket, C.R., Left For Dead, Dropdead and the like, delivered through an intense seemingly sludge metal-designed overload of amplification. Their high-speed blasts and gnarled whirlwind of riffs also max-out at low-tempos, creating monstrous, dredging breakdowns, a scathing vocal rant raging through it all....
Saturday, April 5th, 2014
Sweden’s Meshuggah have announced a forthcoming North Americn tour this summer to celebrate their 25th anniversary including festival appearances, Canadian dates, and rare club stops. Opening for them (on all but the two festival dates) will be North Carolina’s Between The Buried And Me.
Meshuggah will play selections from their entire discography with some rare treats thrown in.
Meshuggah - 25 Years of Deviance tour dates
06/06/14 The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, March 30th, 2014
New Jersey sons and Melotov Records label-mates, The Banner and Old Wounds are teaming up for spat of Midwest dates this summer.
Old Wounds / The Banner US Tour Dates 2014
5/2 Gatineau, ON @ Heart Fest (The Banner only)
5/3 Detroit, MI @ Yonka House w/ The Mongoloids
5/4 Chicago, IL @ Q's Bar w/ The Mongoloids
5/5 Minneapolis, MN @ VFW
5/6 Kansas City, MO @ Jackpot
5/7 St. Louis, MO @ The Demo
5/8 Louisville, KY @ Haymarket
5/9 Birmingham, AL @ The Forge
5/10 Charlotte, NC @ Breast Fest (The Banner only)
From Where We Came Is Where We'll Rest ...
Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
Long known as one of Philadelphia's most brutal 2-piece acts, the powerviolence freaks in Backslider have added a third man to handle low frequency decimation. Bassist Jake Smith joins drummer Patrick Forrest and guitarist/vocalist Logan Neubauer for the band's first tour as a 3-piece in April featuring a stop at Columbus's Forward Ohio Fest alongside such heavyweights as Enabler, Fuck You Pay Me, Disciples Of Christ, and more.
Backslider continues to support a current 10" on Six Weeks Records entitled Consequences, that can be streamed below.
Consequences by ...
Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
Sweden's d-beat crust purveyors, Martyrdöd, have once again entered the infamous Studio Fredman (At The Gates, Amon Amarth, Opeth) to record their fifth full-length, entitled Elddop. The follow-up to 2012's Paranoia LP will, as with its predecessor, be released via Southern Lord. Additional details on Elddop will be announced upon the completion of the recording sessions in the coming weeks.
Additionally, Martyrdöd has been invited to provide support for Converge's recently announced European tour this August, also joined by Okkultokrati. Stand by for additional live and tour actions to be confirmed in the months ahead.
Made up of some of crust's top combatants, including members of Acursed, Agrimonia, ...
Sunday, March 23rd, 2014
South Philly's Cop Problem, are becoming an underground powerhouse, through the releasing of prime material, diehard DIY touring, and their willingness to support socio-political and environmental causes and animal rights. On their second 7" EP, Buried Beneath White Noise, the band's four new tracks devastate with the dueling thunder of guitarist Randon Martin and bassist George Grimaldi, packed with white-knuckled percussive rolls and torrential d-beatings from drummer Joshua Cohen (Die Choking), all topped with a searing torrent of vocals from frontwoman Deb Cohen's disparaging delivery, raging in the vein of Trap Them, Oathbreaker and All Pigs Must Die, and engineered by Will Yip (Paint It Black, Circa Survive, Balance & ...
Saturday, March 22nd, 2014
After more than two decades, Total Fucking Darkness, the infamous third demo from notorious UK extreme metal magicians, Cradle Of Filth, will be unleashed on gatefold double LP and digipak CD via Mordgrimm this Spring.
The undertaking was helmed by vocalist Dani Filth, former guitarist Paul Ryan (currently of The King Is Blind) and Cacophonous Records founder Frater Nihil, who first signed Cradle Of Filth, in an effort to bring fans old and new a remastered version of the demo along with material that had been sitting in the vaults for twenty years.
Monday, March 10th, 2014
Full Of Hell has joined forces with harsh noise entity Psywarfare for a special split 12" constructed for Record Store Day 2014. The A-side of the cooperative assault is overthrown by Full Of Hell, stripping the hypergrind elements from their barrage, here focusing on their distressing racket/static infiltrations, sampling in choruses, looping feedback and experimenting with more distressing and melodic calls, within the track, "Thee Unsurmountable Wall." The B-side is encompassed by "The Exotic Sounds Of...," a mesmerizing twenty-one minute-long, occult mental passage into places unknown courtesy of Dwid Hellion's Psywarfare.
Just days after the RSD split with Psywarfare is released, Full ...
Sunday, March 9th, 2014
After several months off the grid, metallic punk radicals, Enabler, now pledge full-on annihilation in 2014, today announcing their revamped lineup, a plethora of upcoming live actions, and the completion of their highly anticipated second LP.
Over the past two years, Enabler has followed their massive Southern Lord debut LP, All Hail The Void LP, with widespread touring of North America, Europe and Australia, and unloaded both their four-song Shift Of Redemption EP via Think Fast! Records and six-song Flies EP via The Compound in 2013. Since the Autumn release of Flies, things with the band ...
Saturday, March 8th, 2014
Bay Area's Loma Prieta have just announced a string of West Coast tour dates with Providence, RI's Fucking Invincible. Dates start April 9th in Bellingham, WA, running through April 19th and taking the bands down through Southern California. Check out the full routing listed below.
Also newsworthy is that Loma Prieta have been doing extensive demoing at The Atomic Garden with Producer Jack Shirley for tracks that will become their yet-to-be-titled new full-length, coming later this year from Deathwish Inc. Their previous LP, ...
Friday, March 7th, 2014
Following the 2013 split release between the two acts, A389 Recordings this week announces a short Northeastern US tour with a duo of priority acts from the label's mighty roster; Washington DC's ILSA and Southern California's Seven Sisters Of Sleep.
With Seven Sisters Of Sleep traversing the continent to take part in this year's installment of the Maryland Deathfest in Baltimore in May, their brethren in ILSA will converge with the band for a short but brutalizing run of dates, beginning May 16th in Cleveland and tearing through Rochester, Binghamton, Montclair, Brooklyn and Philadelphia together before SSOS splits off to invade MDF.
ILSA and Seven Sisters ...
Thursday, March 6th, 2014
Just one week after sharing new song "Hypnotized", OFF! have rolled out a video directed by Chris Grismer (Arcade Fire, Broken Social Scene, Death From Above 1979). The clip stars David Yow (of The Jesus Lizard) as a drug addled photo op superhero working the Avenue of the Stars in Hollywood until he gets involved in a turf war with Jack Grisham (of T.S.O.L.) that concludes in a most unfortunate manner. The song is an advance taste from the forthcoming album Wasted Years, out April 8th on VICE, the densest, darkest, heaviest set of songs the band has committed to tape.
The band have ...
Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
Long running Canadian hardcore punk perpetrators, Fucked Up, will discharge the sixth installment of the "Zodiac Series" with Year Of The Dragon this Spring.
Melding all the prime tenets of rock, punk, metal and psychedia into a comprehensive and imposing opus of unyielding enormity, Fucked Up are sonically and conceptually devouring in ways few bands can emulate. Following the releases of 2006's Year Of The Dog, 2008's Year Of The Pig, 2009's Year Of The Rat, 2010's Year Of The Ox and 2012's Year Of The Tiger, Year Of The Dragon boasts three tracks, cover art by Andrei Bouzikov (Municipal Waste, Toxic Holocaust, Skeletonwitch) and will ...
Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
Following a few months off the grid after an action-packed first half of 2013, Vancouver's Baptists, announce their return to the front lines in 2014.
With a rabid, off-kilter and totally decimating style of punk-fueled hardcore rage, Baptists mostly broke onto the scene with their Bushcraft LP, released in February 2013 via Southern Lord, who also dropped the band's self-titled debut 7" the prior year. The band's potent delivery and intense live show, amidst widespread touring of the Western half of North America through much of the year saw them gaining fans of labelmates Black Breath, Dead In The Dirt, All Pigs Must Die ...
Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
Virginia hardcore thrash hellions, Iron Reagan, will obliterate the hordes on a menacing jaunt of live assaults this April! Set to embark on April 2nd on their home turf, the band will level the stages of twenty-one cities with their co-conspiring labelmates/Creepsylvanian miscreants in Ghoul and blackened punk deviants/hometown comrades, Occultist. The caustic run includes an appearance on the iconic Macrock Festival as well as this year's edition of Tankcrimes' maniacal Brainsqueeze Fest, which features more than a dozen legendary ear-spearing volume fiends including Municipal Waste, Final Conflict, Negative Approach, Fucked Up and Cannabis Corpse.
Thursday, February 13th, 2014
Baltimore based, D-beat punks Old Lines have officially announced they’ve signed with Huntington Beach independent label No Sleep Records. The band is currently writing their next record, which should be out later this year.
Old Lines was formed in 2010 by ex-Pulling Teeth/Ruiner guitarist Mitch Roemer and drummer Jake Berry, who after sifting through a slew of musicians brought in Pat Martin on bass and Matt Taylor on vocals. Musically, the band’s sound blurs the lines of crust punk and hardcore with hints of metal and doom. Lyrically, the band’s agenda is purely political and social. Political corruption, ...
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 ...