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RITUAL BLADE - Hidden Pain + Hollow Gods EP's (2017)


Since we last mentioned Massachusetts' Ritual Blade on this blog, they've dropped two killer, 3-song offerings on Bandcamp with Name Your Price options. Hollow Gods, which I somehow missed, came out back in March of this year and Hidden Pain just got released this past Friday The 13th. Both were written, recorded, mixed and mastered by the band and both sound fantastic, building on the blackened and metallic hardcore sound they started with their Self Titled debut. Definitely check this new stuff out as this band continues to get better and better. Grab them on Bandcamp or alternate download links below.

Dawn Ray'd-An Unlawful Assembly LP (2017)

Country: United Kingdom
Genre: Black Metal, Doom
Label: Halo Of Flies/Prosthetic Records
Tracks: 10
Length: 42.30'


Dawn Ray'd is a three piece band from Northern England who formed in 2016, from the looks of things.  Dawn Ray'd play a bleak, raw, and oppressive style of black metal and doom.  Musically, Dawn Ray'd can be loosely compared to bands such as Barghest, Black September, Mutilation Rites, and Churchburn.  Since forming in 2016, Dawn Ray'd have released a six song LP titled A Thorn, A Blight in July of 2016.  An Unlawful Assembly is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via Halo Of Flies and Prosthetic records on October 2nd, 2017.  To be honest, Dawn Ray'd's new album actually threw me for a look in regards to the political nature of the album's lyrical content.  An Unlawful Assembly sends a message of a highly politicized anti-fascist message, which definitely adds to the album's sheer and concise brutality.  With that being said, An Unlawful Assembly comes at a perfect time when our nation and the world as a whole seems to be devolving into hate driven chaos.  Overall, An Unlawful Assembly is probably one of the best black metal albums that I've heard all year.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Rashomon-Demo (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, D-Beat
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 4
Length: 5.10'

Rashomon is a five piece band from Washington, D.C. who formed in early 2017, from the looks of things.  Rashomon play a vicious and brutal as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, and d-beath within their sound.  This is the band's debut demo, which was released on February 18th, 2017.  On their debut demo, Rashomon offer up four tracks of killer hardcore, punk, and d-beat.  Overall, this is a killer demo and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Real Life Buildings-Significant Weather LP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Punk, Emo, Indie Rock

Label: Lauren Records
Tracks: 10
Length: 33.15'

Real Life Buildings is a five piece band from Brooklyn, NY who formed in 2014, from the looks of things.  Real Life Buildings play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of punk, emo, and indie rock within their sound.  Musically, Real Life Buildings can be loosely compared to bands such as Lemuria, The Ergs, The Failure's Union, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2014, Real Life Buildings have released an eleven song LP titled It Snowed in November of 2014.  Significant Weather is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via Lauren records on April 21st, 2017.  On Significant Weather, Real Life Buildings offer up ten tracks of somewhat melodic punk, emo, and indie rock with killer dual male/female vocals.  Overall, Significant Weather makes for a killer listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Dead Like Me-À terre, amas de rêves LP (2017)

Country: France
Genre: Post Hardcore, Sludge, Mathcore, Noise Rock
Label: WOOAAARGH
Tracks: 6
Length: 30.35

Dead Like Me is a four piece band from Pau, France who formed in 2010.  Dead Like Me play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, sludge, mathcore, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, Dead Like Me can be loosely compared to bands such as Dillinger Escape Plan, Botch, Playing Enemy, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2010, Dead Like Me have released a digital single titled Poussiere c'est tout in August 2011, a self-titled two song EP in February of 2011, and a split with Gerda in June of 2012.  À terre, amas de rêves is the band's latest six song LP, which was released via WOOAAARGH records on October 13th, 2017.  On À terre, amas de rêves, Dead Like Me offer up six tracks of brutal as fuck sounding post hardcore, sludge, mathcore, and noise rock.  Overall, À terre, amas de rêves makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Glitterbomb-No Gods//No Heroes EP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Crust, Metal, Powerviolence
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 4
Length: 5.25'

Glitterbomb is a five piece band from Mesa, Arizona who formed in 2014, from the looks of things.  Glitterbomb play a brutal and vicious as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, crust, metal, and powerviolence within their sound.  Since forming in 2014, Glitterbomb have released a four song demo titled Death Row in September of 2014, a two song EP titled Admit Yourself/Kill Yourself in April of 2015, a six song EP titled Hive Mind in October of 2015, and a split with Woundvac in October of 2016.  No Gods//No Heroes is the band's latest four song EP, which was released on June 13th, 2017.  On No Gods//No Heroes, Glitterbomb offer up four tracks of killer hardcore, punk, crust, metal, and powerviolence.  Overall, No Gods//No Heroes makes for a killer listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Born For Slaughter-S/T EP (2017)

Country: Macedonia
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Crust, D-Beat
Label: WOOAAARGH
Tracks: 5
Length: 15.3'

Born For Slaughter is a four piece band from Skopje/Struga, Macedonia who formed in 2013, from the looks of things.  Born FOr Slaughter play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, piunk, crust, and d-beat within their sound.  Musically, Born For Slaughter can be said to be influenced by bands such as Tragedy, The Holy Mountain, His Hero Is Gone, Martyrdod, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2013, Born For Slaughter have released a split LP with Silence Means Death in September of 2013 and a split with Myteri in January of 2016.  This is the band's latest self-titled EP, which was released via WOOAAARGH records on October 15th, 2017.  On their latest EP, Born For Slaughter offer up five tracks of raging and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, crust, and d-beat.  Overall, this is a killer EP and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Petrification-Summon Horrendous Destruction EP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Death Metal

Label: Sentient Ruin Laboratories
Tracks: 4
Length: 15.0'

Dear Friends in the Press and Media worldwide -  we're happy to finally present you with the 7" vinyl release of Petrification's monstrous debut demo - Summon Horrendous Destruction!

This devastating demo was first released on tape last March, with the two pressings that were done selling out in record time and these cassettes becoming an instant collector's item! The original tape pressing received widespread acclaim with many top metal publications like Decibel Magazine and Metal Injection praising the band's reckless and original approach to super destructive old school death metal. CVLT Nation went as far as calling Summon Horrendous Destruction a “glorious slab of putrefying sonic death” and a “gore-obsessed frenzy of decaying sonic rot and of punishing death metal chaos”. Petrification’s old school death metal trudge truly is a gruesome thing to behold - their music batters the flesh and smashes bone with the cruelty of an orc unleashed from hell, and their debut demo Summon Horrendous Destruction is a glorious onslaught of mummified and gross as fuck old school death metal that will delight fans of Autopsy, Nihilist, Grave, Cruciamentum, Disma etc.

Petrification formed out of their love of Old School Swedish, British and particularly Finnish Death Metal, wanting to create music that while an homage to its roots, allowed its members to find their own unique voice in Extreme Metal. Drawn to the evil and doom-laden soundscapes of the Finnish Masters, Petrification set out to meticulously craft their own vision in the writing of the demo Summon Horrendous Destruction, lyrically and sonically conjuring apparitions of giant, man-eating Arachnids and other horrors that lurk on the edge of the Void awaiting their victims.
 
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*This is some amazing old school death metal: FFO: Entombed, Gorguts, Exhumed, etc.  Summon Horrendous Destruction was released on cassette via Sentient Ruin Laboratories on August 17th, 2017.  Overall, this is a killer EP and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  ENjoy!



New Cowboy Builders-Used Future EP (2017)

Country: United Kingdom
Genre: Punk, Post Punk, Noise Rock
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 5
Length: 13.42'

New Cowboy Builders are a three piece band from Bristol, UK who formed in 2013, from the looks of things.  New Cowboy Builders play a tense, discordant, and moody style of music that incorporates elements of punk, post punk, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, New Cowboy Builders can be said to be influenced by bands such as New Brutalism, Ten Volt Shock, Shellac, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2013, New Cowboy Builders have released a nine song LP titled Jumbo in June of 2013,a five song EP titled No Cowboy Paradise in December of 2013, a two song EP titled New Cowboy Songs in August of 2014, a two song EP titled Black Moses in October of 2014, and a nine song LP titled Pentre Alexandra Deaths Head Orpheans in April of 2016.  Used Future is the band's latest five song EP, which was released on August 23rd, 2017.  On Used Future, New Cowboy Builders offer up five tracks of tense, frenetic, and discordant sounding punk, post punk, and noise rock.  Overall, Used Future makes for a killer listen and definitely should not be missed.  Great stuff!  Enjoy!

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Woundvac-Infamy 7" (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Crust, Grindcore

Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 7
Length: 15.55"

Woundvac is a four piece band from Phoenix, Arizona who formed in 2014.  Woundvac play a caustic and brutal as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, crust, and grindcore within their sound.  Musically, Woundvac cab be loosely compared to bands such as Trap Them, WVRM, Moral Void, Torch Runner, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2014, Woundvac have released a self-titled seven song EP in February of 2014, a seven song 7" titled Disgraced Convert in September of 2015, a split 7" with ColumnIII in January of 2016, a digital single titled Sentient Cancer in February of 2016, a split with Glitterbomb in October of 2016, and a two song flexi titled They Eat Their Own/Rumination in October of 2017.  Infamy is the band's latest 7", which was released on February 17th, of 2017.  On their latest 7", Woundvac offer up seven tracks of brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, crust, and grindcore.  Overall, Infamy makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Dayshifters-Demo (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Punk, Post Punk, Grunge, Noise Rock

Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 5
Length: 14.05'

Dayshifters  are a three piece band from Austin, Texas who formed in 2017, from the looks of things.  Dayshifters play a tense, discordant, and driving style of music that incorporates elements of punk, post punk, grunge, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, Dayshifters can be said to be influenced by bands such as Drive Like Jehu, Unwound, Hot Snakes, and other like-minded bands.  This is the band's debut demo, which was released on October 13th, 2017.  On their debut demo, Dayshifters offer up five tracks of tense and discordant sounding punk, post punk, grunge, and noise rock.  Overall, this is a killer demo and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Mush-Protect Your Brand EP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Punk, Emo, Indie Rock
Label: Skeletal Lightning
Tracks: 4
Length: 8.42'

Mush is a five piece band from Chicago, Illinois who formed in 2016, from the looks of things.  Mush play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of punk, emo, and indie rock.  Musically, Mush can be loosely compared to bands such as Dikembe, Have Mercy, Prawn, and other like-minded bands.  Protect Your Brand is the band's debut EP, which was released via Skeletal Lightning records on June 28th, 2017.  On Protect Your Brand, Mush offer up four tracks of melodic and catchy as hell sounding punk, emo, and indie rock.  Overall, Protect Your Brand makes for a great listen and should not be missed.  Great stuff.  Enjoy!

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