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New Music Now XII

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!


Rotten Sound - Species At War

Band: Rotten Sound
Album: Species At War EP
Hometown: Vaasa, Finland
Record Label: Relapse Records
Release Date: Jan 22, 2012
Genres: grindcore,
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 worthy catalog. This release will punctuate a round of fest appearances and US/Euro tour dates that are sure to be more than blistering. Enjoy a streaming sample below.


Bad Religion - True North

Band: Bad Religion
Album: True North
Hometown: Los Angeles
Record Label: Epitaph
Release Date: Jan 22, 2013
Genres: punk rock
FFO: Propagandhi, Strike Anywhere

“Since their last offering, “The Dissent of Man”, Bad Religion has made a conscious effort to put together the most-loved elements of their repertoire. The result is “True North”, and their efforts have prevailed. The songs are fast, catchy, full of backing vocals that will blow the socks off even the most casual fan and riffs that really just top off an already carefully crafted piece of art that feels both considered and refreshing.” – AlterThePress


Blockheads The World is dead

Band: Blockheads
Album: The World Is Dead
Hometown: France
Record Label: Relapse Records
Release Date: Jan 22, 2013
Genres: grindcore
FFO: Capitalist Casualties, Magrudergrind

“Blockheads actually keep up the fury for a full 36+ minutes, in what is an eternity for grind. There is absolutely no filler on The World Is Dead; each offering filling the speakers with thick riffs and blasting drums. The lyrics are smart and urgent, matching the intensity of the music. These are some talented musicians who change things up throughout the album. The last song, ‘Trail Of The Dead’, is a welcome slow burn into oblivion.” – DawnOfTheDeaf

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