Thursday, July 20th, 2017
We can go ahead and add Impalers to the tight but growing list of punk bands currently reinvigorating the American hardcore punk scene as the band’s latest LP and pure scorcher Cellar Dweller, hit streets earlier this month via 540 & Static Shock Records.
Since we first caught wind of this release last week, its been on nearly constant rotation with the rest of The Impalers' discography that spans back to 2010. Here we clearly have a hardcore punk band that has done the homework and the time. Interesting to note, members also shred in Glue and Power Trip.
Cellar Dweller, much like the vast ...
Wednesday, June 7th, 2017
New releases from Psudoku, Wolfbrigade, Eaten, Blood Pressure, Cognizant, IDES, Municipal Waste, NY IN 64, Organ Dealer, Birdflesh, Witch Vomit, Mortal War, Landfill, and Suppression with loads of free music samples and links for purchase to further support these acts!
Editor’s Note: Below you will find a hodgepodge of mainly quick reviews by our staff, a few paraphrases of press information, and in some cases, we simply quote other notable music publications where we felt they summed it up best to compile our New Music Now picks. Enjoy.
Album: Deep Space Psudokument
genre/s: grindcore, experimental, psychedelic space grind
Label: Behind The Mountain Records
Home Turf: Norway
FFO: Parlamentarisk Sodomi, ...
Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
It is wonderfully fitting that such a blasphemous sound and moniker would emerge from Salt Lake City, Utah. Goat Disciple recently released 2 vicious tracks in March of this year and features members of 2 other Salt Lake City bands Deathblow (thrash) and Disannulleth (blackened death). According to the band they have been honing their sinister craft for a few years now while writing these matured slabs of decaying flesh.
This is some darkly melodic and evil sounding material. There is a refreshingly natural production approach and some extremely low vocals that never become derivative or boring. I am eager to hear more from these destroyers as they ...
Monday, May 15th, 2017
D-Beat Mondays once again brings us back to the fine land of Sweden in the mid-90s, this time for Malmö's own Driller Killer. The band's 1994 debut album Brutalize has become a classic of the genre and it's not surprising this crusty gem found a home on Sweden's own Distortion Records. To its credit, the label served as a pillar if not vital lifeblood source for the d-beat genre during the 90s releasing pivotal works by Wolfpack, Moderat Likvidation, and Anti Cimex to name but a few.
The band's name was derived from ...
Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017
The 1993 demo by Minneapolis MN band Horror was unfortunately their only release. This was one of the first death metal bands I had seen who possessed an evenly distributed triple-vocal attack. They were truly leveling live and took what Bill and Jeff from Carcass gave us into a far more intimidating direction. Gnarly, oddly timed, and deeply dark stuff for fans of Mortician (but actually GOOD live) and of course early Carcass. I ran into a friend of the band recently who informed my of their bass player/vocalist James Leader’s death in 2012 and told me that their was unreleased material yet to see ...
Monday, May 1st, 2017
Martyrdöd is unfuckablewith in its d-beat legacy and we are pleased to enter the band into our coveted D-beat Mondays column. One of the elite d-beat and crust contributors to the Swedish scene since the band's formation in 2001, here again, we have a band that has expanded the genre. Where Martyrdöd's earlier work on self-titled (2003) and In Extremis (2005) favored fast d-beats as the predominant foundation, the band's latter work in Paranoia (2012), Elddop (2014), and most recent full-length List (2016) have delved into more and more experimental and expressive territory.
For those just becoming acquainted with Martyrdöd, the band's 2012 release Paranoia (...
Monday, April 17th, 2017
I don't know what was in the water in Tennessee during the mid-to-late 90's, but it sure attracted a significant amount of talented punk musicians from all across the the US, converging on the area and seeing the subsequent formation of such influential bands as Memphis's His Hero Is Gone, Tragedy, Deathreat and today's D-beat Mondays focus, Nashville's own From Ashes Rise.
Where HHIG took the d-beat genre on a dark, esoteric left turn, From Ashes Rise set into motion a brand of d-beat that saw less d-beat structure on the drums in the sense of Discharge, Buzzcocks or even Deathreat (which shared members ...
Tuesday, April 4th, 2017
I’m jumping right to the big guns with this record. For me, one of the best death metal records ever made. At a time when the over-saturated Floridian, NY, and Swedish styles started to generically dominate the underground globe I cannot locate another record with a sound like this…. past or present. Tonally, each musician has a VERY unique style and the mix really suits their differences nicely. The Dead Youth are what would eventually become the core of the more classically inspired Usurper (if Venom, Bathory, or Celtic Frost are your bag). Now, I won’t pretend that the lyrical content is anything but juvenile but the original ...
Sunday, December 25th, 2016
A look back at 2016 with a little help from our friends. Enjoy top lists from Blow The Scene staffers, and lists by artists, promoters, members of Grin And Bear It, Artificial Brain, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Sick/Tired, Yautja, His Hero Is Gone, Coke Bust, Backslider, Organ Dealer, Ken Mode, Forest Of Tygers, Catharsis, Putrisect and more!
Joshua Cohen - Editor-In-Chief at Blowthescene.com, drums at Die Choking, Cop Problem
1. The Dillinger Escape Plan - Dissociation
2. Anderson .Paak - Malibu
3. Trap Them - Crown Feral
4. Weekend Nachos - Apology
5. Shitstorm - Split with Radiation
6. Erykah Badu - Can’t Use My Phone Mixtape LP
7. War Master - MMXVI Japan Tour ...
Wednesday, October 5th, 2016
Blow The Scene’s New Music Now column continues an over week-long special of current and forthcoming album highlights. Here we have with a grouping of new releases from Fucking Invincible, Lifespite, Perturbator, Meshuggah, Deterioration, Sentient Horror, Implore, Shadow Hunter, and Morkobot with loads of free music samples and links for purchase and further investigation below.
Bands: Fucking Invincible / Lifespite
Home Turf: Providence, RI, USA / Netherlands
album: split 7"
genres: powerviolence, hardcore, d-beat, hardcore punk
Record Label: Atomic Action
Release Date: OCtober 7, 2016
Providence, RI's Fucking Invincible (members of Daughters, Dropdead, Soul Control) are set to release a blistering new split 7” EP with the Netherlands’ negative hardcore outfit Lifespite (members ...
Thursday, September 29th, 2016
Blow The Scene’s New Music Now column continues a week-long special of current and forthcoming album highlights. Here we have with a grouping of new releases from The Dillinger Escape Plan, Noisear, Disjawn, Vermin Womb, Funeral Chic, Escuela and Gatecreeper with loads of free music samples and links for purchase and further investigation below.
Band: The Dillinger Escape Plan
Home Turf: New Jersey / Philadelphia,PA USA
Genre: metal, experimental
Label: Party Smasher Inc.
Release Date: October 14, 2016
“After five studio albums, a clutch of EPs, a small army of ex-members and a trail of total fucking destruction in venues across the globe, we have reached The Dillinger Escape Plan’s final hour. ...
Monday, September 26th, 2016
Blow The Scene's New Music Now column continues a week-long special of current album highlights. Here we have with a grouping of new releases from Oathbreaker, Sea Of Shit, Forest Of Tygers, Act Of Impalement, Plebeian Grandstand, Blood Pressure, Every Time I Die, Sunlight's Bane and Geist with loads of free music samples and links for purchase and further investigation below.
Home Turf: Belgium
genre/s: metal, crust, hardcore, experimental, shoegaze
Label: Deathwish Inc.
Release Date: Out Now
"Oathbreaker have hit their stride and carve a new path for their blackened/post-metal sound. It is a deeply personal album that showcases the artistic strength that vulnerability brings and provide a listener ...
Sunday, September 25th, 2016
Blow The Scene‘s New Music Now column has some catching up to do with so many great release hitting the streets, so we're rolling out a series of columns through today and into next week covering a wide swath of genres. Here we start with a grouping of new releases from Gadget, Trap Them, Wolfpack, Surgeon, Turnstile, and Revocation with loads of free music samples and links for purchase and further investigation below.
Home turf: Sweden
Genre/s: grindcore, death metal
Album: The Great Destroyer
Label: Relapse Records
Release Date: Out Now
"The Great Destroyer is an aptly titled entry to the contemporary grind scene that will hopefully do its justice as the ...
Monday, May 2nd, 2016
Blow The Scene‘s New Music Now column kicks off May 2016 by taking a look at an exciting grouping of new releases from Gorguts, Nails, Shitstorm, Radiation, Sick/Tired, Sea Of Shit, Bandit, Concussive, Endless Swarm, Victims, Like Rats, Plague Dogs, and Mister Lizard with loads of free music samples and links for purchase and further investigation!
EP: Pleiades' Dust
Release Date: 13 May 2016
Genres: avante-garde, metal
Record Label: Season of Mist
FFO: Artificial Brain, Ulcerate, Obscura
"Each Gorguts release is distinctly different from—and builds upon—the preceding Gorguts release, steadily expanding and strengthening the band's vision and musical vocabulary. Pleiades' Dust is arguably their most adventurous step yet, a deft marriage of extreme metal's ...
Thursday, December 24th, 2015
A look back at 2015 with a little help from our friends. Enjoy top lists from Blow The Scene staffers, and lists by artists, promoters, members of Fight Amp, Concussive, His Hero Is Gone, Backslider, Artificial Brain, Grin And Bear It, SICK/TIRED, Organ Dealer, Cloud Rat, Old Lines, and more!
Joshua T. Cohen Editor-in-Chief at BlowTheScene.com, Drummer of Die Choking, Cop Problem
1. Cloud Rat - Qliphoth
2. Cult Leader - Lightless Walk
3. Fight Amp - Constantly Off
4. Napalm Death - Apex Predator
5. Soaked In Bleach - Documentary concerning the people and events surrounding Kurt Cobain's death.
6. Triac / ...
Wednesday, June 10th, 2015
Blow The Scene's New Music Now column kicks off Summer 2015 by taking a look at an exciting grouping of new releases from Cloud Rat, Maruta, Department Of Correction, Falter, Boroughs, ILSA, Worst Ones, Sunrot, Inertia, Antigamma, Connoisseur, Fight Amp, and Royal Thunder, with loads of free music samples and links for purchase and further investigation!
Band: Cloud Rat
Release Date: May 29, 2015
Genres: punk, metal, doom, political punk
Record Label: Halo of Flies
FFO: Dropdead, Heartless, Look Back And Laugh, Oathbreaker
Qliphoth by Cloud Rat
Many of the elements of punk that I love the most- raw emotion, political rage, and focused ...
Wednesday, December 24th, 2014
A look back at 2014 with a little help from our friends. Enjoy top lists from Blow The Scene staffers, and lists by artists, labels and members of Dillinger Escape Plan, His Hero Is Gone, Hivesmasher, Artificial Brain, Grin And Bear It, SICK/TIRED, Old Lines, Enabler, Strike Anywhere, Old Wounds and so many more!
Joshua T. Cohen Editor-in-Chief at BlowTheScene.com, Drummer of Die Choking, Cop Problem
1. Hierophant - Peste
2. Trap Them - Blissfucker
3. ††† - self-titled LP
4. Artificial Brain - Labyrinth Constellation
5. Dropdead / Brainoil split 7”
6. Yautja - Songs Of Descent
7. Sick/Tired - ...
Thursday, December 26th, 2013
A look back at 2013 with a little help from our friends. Enjoy top lists from Blow The Scene staffers, and lists by artists, labels and members of Enabler, His Hero Is Gone, Heartless, Oathbreaker, Dillinger Escape Plan, Converge, Dropdead, Brutal Truth, Touche Amore and so many more!
Joshua T. Cohen Editor-in-Chief at BlowTheScene.com, Drummer of Cop Problem, Die Choking.
1. Nails - Abandon All Life
2. Baptists - Bushcraft
3. Heartless - Certain Death
4. Fucking Invincible - Downtown Is Dead
5. Old Lines - If You See Something, Say Something EP
6. Dead In the Dirt - The Blind Hole
7. Dillinger Escape Plan ...
Wednesday, November 13th, 2013
Blow The Scene‘s New Music Now takes a look at a grouping of new releases from Mutoid Man, Meth Quarry, Touche Amore, Cemetery Piss, Bastard Noise, and Brutal Truth with loads of free music samples and links for purchase and more!
Band: Mutoid Man
Album: Helium Head
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Label/s: Magic Bullet Records
Genres: rock, progressive
Available: Nov 29
FFO: Cave In, Converge, The Bronx, East Of The Wall
Mutoid Man is the brand new venture formed and carried out by two longtime friends, Stephen Brodsky of Cave In and Ben Koller of ...
Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013
Blow The Scene's New Music Now takes a quick look at a grouping of new releases from Bad Religion, Rotten Sound, and Blockheads, with loads of free music samples and links for purchase and further investigation!
Band: Rotten Sound
Album: Species At War EP
Hometown: Vaasa, Finland
Record Label: Relapse Records
Release Date: Jan 22, 2012
FFO: Nasum, Pig Destroyer, Shitstorm
Celebrating a 20-year run of some of the most punishing and innovative grindcore the world has seen, Finland’s Rotten Sound have offered up a new 9-minute E.P. that adds yet another notch to a more than ...
Tuesday, January 15th, 2013
Blow The Scene‘s New Music Now has a super Tuesday grouping of new releases by Left For Dead, Defeater, God's America, Comadre, and Rescuer, with loads of free music samples and links for purchase and further investigation!
Band: Left For Dead
Album: Devoid Of Everything
Record Label: A389 Recordings
Release Date: Jan 19, 2012
Genres: hardcore punk
FFO: Left For Dead, Chokehold, Burning Love, Cursed
It’s a big week for A389 Recordings with their IX Anniversary Bash happening this weekend. One of the fest’s main attractions this year ...
Tuesday, January 8th, 2013
Blow The Scene‘s New Music Now column kicks off 2013 by taking a look at an exciting grouping of new releases from Cortez, Touche Amore, Pianos Become The Teeth, Terrible Things, and Dropkick Murphys, with loads of free music samples and links for purchase and further investigation!
Hometown: Geneva, Switzerland
Label/s: Throatruiner Records / Basement Apes / Get A Life!
Genres: Noise, post-metal, atmospheric black metal
Available: Jan 31, 2013
FFO: Mutilation Rites, Mastodon, Loma Prieta, Isis
An intriguing amalgamation of niche influences including atmospheric black metal, groove metal, ambient, ...
Friday, December 21st, 2012
A look back at 2012 with a little help from our friends. Enjoy top lists from Blow The Scene staffers, and lists by members of Municipal Waste, Ceremony, Oathbreaker, Drain The Sky, His Hero Is Gone, Brutal Truth, Total Fucking Destruction, Joe "Hardcore" McKay, r5 productions, Brutal Panda Recs and more.
Lists are posted in the order that they were received.
Joshua T. Cohen, Editor-in-Chief at BlowTheScene.com, Drummer of Cop Problem
1. Gaza - No Absolutes In Human Suffering - This album features many essential elements that constitute phenomenal extreme music. No Absolutes in Human Suffering ...
Tuesday, November 20th, 2012
Blow The Scene‘s New Music Now takes a look at an eclectic grouping of new releases from Kylesa, Aeon, Porcupine Tree, Regents, and A Life Once Lost, with loads of free music samples and links for purchase and further investigation!
Album: From The Vaults, Vol. 1
Record Label: Season Of Mist
Release date: November 20th, 2012
Genres: metal, sludge, rock,
FFO: Baroness, ASG, Black Tusk
From The Vaults, Vol. 1, Kylesa’s twelve-song collection which features unreleased, new and alternate versions of songs spanning the ...