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Loma Prieta and Fucking Invincible lock in US West Coast April Tour

Saturday, March 8th, 2014
loma prieta fucking invincible 2014 tour 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. Loma Prieta band 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, ...

ILSA Tour US with Seven Sisters Of Sleep This Spring

Friday, March 7th, 2014
ILSA seven sisters of sleep tour 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 ...

OFF! add more Tour Dates plus SXSW and New Video

Thursday, March 6th, 2014
Off! band tour 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 ...

Fucked Up Release Sixth Installment of the Zodiac Series via the Tankcrimes label

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
fucked up year of the dragon 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 ...

Baptists announce new album, head back to GodCity Studios, plus new live video

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
baptists band 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 ...

Iron Reagan hit the road with Ghoul, Occultist, and play Tankcrimes Brainsqueeze Fest in April

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
Iron Reagan Occultist Tour 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. ...

Baltimore’s Dbeat punks Old Lines sign to No Sleep Records

Thursday, February 13th, 2014
Old Lines band 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, ...

Dropdead release two new EPs via the Armageddon Label

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
Dropdead-BTSfest-band-0133 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 Island’s Dropdead has protested humankind’s 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 ...

Nails plan US West Coast Tour with Iron Lung then European Tour

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
Nails Iron Lung Tour 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 ...

Code Orange Kids to Tour Europe with Twitching Tongues this Spring

Friday, February 7th, 2014
Code Orange Kids & Twitching Tongues Euro Tour 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 ...

ACxDC Los Angeles’ Satanic Straightedge crew signs to Melotov Records

Thursday, February 6th, 2014
ACxDC 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 ...

Torche sign to Relapse Records and record new album

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014
torche band 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 ...

Ken Mode join Russian Circles Tour of North America kicking off Feb 4

Monday, February 3rd, 2014
KEN Mode 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 ...

NYC’s Tiger Flowers sign with Melotov Records & announce debut LP

Thursday, January 30th, 2014
tiger flowers band 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 ...

Dillinger Escape Plan to tour North America with Trash Talk & Retox

Monday, January 27th, 2014
Dillinger Escape Plan Trash Talk Tour 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 ...

Skeletonwitch to release special limited edition Serpents Unleashed LP for anaimal charity

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014
serpents unleashed benefit lp 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 ...

INTEGRITY: Iconic 1990s Lineup Reveals First New Song In Two Decades, prepares for A389 X Bash

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014
Integrity band 1995 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. ...

Ringworm to Release new album on Relapse Records & Co-Headline US Tour With Death Before Dishonor

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014
Ringworm Hammer Of The Witch 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 ...

Denver Blackened Sludge Squad Primitive Man plan March Tour and SXSW dates

Monday, January 13th, 2014
primitive man 2014 tour 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. ...

Full Of Hell and Mutilation Rites prepare for February US Tour

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014
full of hell mutilation rites tour 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 ...

Pussy Riot’s Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina today released from Krasnoyarsk prison camp

Monday, December 23rd, 2013
Nadia-freed-pussy-riot 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 ...

Neurot Recordings Confirms Songs Of Townes Van Zandt Vol II For Stateside Issue

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013
songs-of-townes-van-zandt-vol-II 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 ...

Integrity Systems Overload Lineup Records First New Track In Over Twenty Years

Monday, December 16th, 2013
integrity-band-album-cover 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 Recordings ten-year anniversary Bash in Baltimore, Maryland in January. And now, as the A389 X Bash ...

Red Fang Unveil Music Video & Confirm David Letterman Appearance and World Tour

Friday, December 13th, 2013
Red Fang live in Philadelphia 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 ...