THE BODY+ BIG | BRAVE + LINGUA IGNOTA @ SAINT VITUS




Hope you guys enjoy a little peek into a fantastic evening at Saint Vitus from three tremendous and diverse acts. I have been really into The Body's newest record, along with their collaboration with Uniform, so getting to see them was a real treat. The Body had noise artist Limbs Bin perform alongside them as their third member for the evening. Big | Brave are really great to watch; all three members are wildly locked into each other. I had seen them open for Sunn O))) a little while back, so seeing them again was really a great way to set the stage for The Body. Lingua Ignota... what a stellar performance. She performs completely solo in the middle of the floor. Her voice is absolutely astonishing and I think she left everyone in the room shocked by how powerful of a show she put on. 

Doing a little catch up on my end, more to come. Always feel free to follow on Instagram to see shots pop up a little sooner.

Ragdoll-Tour Tape MMXVIII (2018)

Country: USA
Genre: Punk, Post Punk, Death Rock

Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 5
Length: 12.45'

Ragdoll is a three piece band from Kansas City, Missouri who formed in late 2016.  Ragdoll play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of punk, post punk, and death rock within their sound.  Musically, Ragdoll can be loosely compared to bands such as Estranged, early White Lung, Neon Piss, The Eisonores, and other like bands.  Since forming in 2017, Ragdoll have released a self-titled two song demo in May of 2017, and a four song EP titled Billet Doux in June of 2017.  This is the band's latest tour cassette, which was released on July 14th, 2018.  On their latest EP, Ragdoll offer up five tracks of sinister, dark and moody punk, post punk, and death rock.  Overall, Ragdoll's latest EP makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Ragdoll-Billet Doux EP (2017)
Ragdoll-Demo (2017)

Ursula-Meet Is Murder EP (2018)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Crust, Grindcore
Label: Indecision Records
Tracks: 8
Length: 9.50'

Ursula is a four piece band from Apple Valley, CA who formed in 2017, from the looks of things.  Ursula play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of vegan hardcore, punk, crust, and grindcore within their sound.  Musically, Ursula can be loosely compared to bands such as Punch, Weak Wrists, Cloud Rat, Closet Witch, and other like-minded bands.  Meet Is Murder is the band's debut EP, which was released via Indecision records on July 6th, 2018.  On Meet Is Murder, Ursula offer up eight tracks of vicious and scathing hardcore, punk, crust, and grindcore.  Overall, Meet Is Murder makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) DeathgraVe-So Real, It's Now LP (2018)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Crust, Death Metal, Grindcore, Powerviolence

Label: Tank Crimes
Tracks: 14
Length: 24.25'

DeathgraVe is a four piece band from San Jose California who formed in 2014.  DeathgraVe features member of Amber Asylum and Brainoil, so going on that alone, you know you're in for something truly special.  DeathgraVe play filthy, raw and brutal as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, crust, death metal, grindcore, and grindcore.  Musically, DeathgraVe can be loosely compared to bands such as Impetigo, Autopsy, and Rudimentary Peni, Genocide Pact, and other like-minded bands.  So Real, It's Now is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via Tankcrimes records on June 22nd, 2018.  On So Real, It's Now, DeathgraVe offer up fourteen tracks of brutal and vicious as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, crust, death metal, grindcore, and powerviolence.  Overall, So Real, It's Now makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.K.) Sewer Trench-Optimism LP (2018)

Country: United Kingdom
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Black Metal, Crust, Grindcore
Label: Wooaaargh!
Tracks: 11
Length: 27.15'

Prolific punishing London crustgrinders SEWER TRENCH are back again, this time delivering a full length album of negativity, blasting and ear-ripping distortion. The ironically titled 'Optimism' is a masterclass in old school, direct, no-frills crusty grind, which isn't to say the release is not varied, the backstory for this release is about as muddled as the unparalleled 'Scum' but certainly sounds a hell of a lot more cohesive than it.

The primary sound on display here is a classic swedeath, crusty guitar tone underpinned by cleanly produced but still very raw sounding drums, chainsaw bass and varied but constantly tearing vocal performances. Though the album is undeniably a grind one the main references that spring to mind are crust punk ones, touches of Wolfbrigade vie with riffs you could find on a Disclose record, just with brutal low growls pulled straight from death metal.

Followers of crust and grind will find plenty to sink their metaphorical teeth into here, with probably a 50/50 blend of furious blasting to manic d-beat, the odd buzzing bass intro and the occasional Motorhead-esque anthemic bridge balanced against a Wolfpack stadium crust riff. There is even almost a black metal track (these guys are clearly into their Darkthrone).

Just solid, ear decimating grind from start to finish with enough variety in the chaos to keep the brain engaged and the fists twitching! (Press Note)


*Damn, This is some blistering, raging, and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, crust, black metal from this London, UK based quintet.  Optimism is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via Wooaaargh! records on July 13th, 2018.  Optimism is a definite must listen for fans of
Hellhammer, Skitsystem, Driller Killer, Gatecreeper, Iskra, and Full Of Hell.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(AUS) Pasty Clan-Wir Ihr Sie LP (2018)

Country: Austria
Genre: Hardcore, Punk
Label: Wooaaargh!
Tracks: 11
Length: 25.15'

Austrian Metalpunk destroyers PASTY CLAN are back at it with their fifth release and first album in "Wir Ihr Sie". Though the band may appear to (and do) have an attitude of fun with the presentation of the release (there is something of The Melvins in the self depreciation and tongue in cheek nods to the genre on the album cover) this is a ruse, these songs despite their simplicity of presentation are meticulous in the care that has been put into their construction.

The band ticks all the boxes on this release, fat d-beat riffs that sound like they are straight out of the British midlands in the late 70s, riffs that roll between chugging mosh starters to dance inflected (almost radio-freindly) proper punk! The vocals will keep you in no doubt of where the bands allegiences lie though, Zetto and Chris never relenting from an old school hoarse shout throghout the album.

Production-wise the balance is very clean and modern sounding, the balance is very tight between all the instruments and vocals, with nothing feeling overpowered or out of place, such a production might be inferred to give a punk band too clinical a sound but the inherent bounce and liveliness of the tracks pulls it right back to feeling just like being at a really well engineered gig.

This is proper joining in music, I feel like the best comparison I can think of would be something like Kvelertak but with the pretentious guitar noodling cut out and the rawness knocked up a notch, music you can drink a pint to and punch your mates, but in a way that you all remain freinds afterwards. Storming stuff. (Press Note)


*Damn, this is some really cool hardcore/punk with a killer Coliseum, Modern Life Is War, and Motorhead vibe.  Great stuff!  Enjoy!  Wir Ihr Sie was released  via Wooaaargh! records on July 13th, 2018.  Overall, Wir Ihr Sie makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.K.) Permission-Drawing Breath Through A Hole In The Ground MLP (2018)

Country: United Kingdom
Genre: Hadcore, Punk
Label: La Vida Es Un Mus
Tracks: 8
Length: 13.10'

Permission is a United Kingdom based band who formed in 2017, from the looks of things.  Permission play a scathing and unhinged style of hardcore/punk.  Musically, Permission can be loosely compared to bands such as Hoax, The Lowest Form, Rash, S.H.I.T, and other like-minded bands.  Drawing Breath Through A Hole In The Ground is the band's latest MLP, which was released via La Vida Es Un Mus records on July 1st, 2018.  On Drawing Breath Through A Hole In The Ground, Permission offer up eight tracks of scathing and unhinged hardcore/punk.  Overall, Drawing Breath Through A Hole In The Ground makes for an awesome and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Ostraca-Enemy LP (2018)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Crust, Screamo, Emoviolence

Label: Skeletal Lightening/I Corrupt Records
Tracks: 6
Length: 24.0'


Ostraca is a three piece band from Richmond, Virginia, who formed in 2015, from the looks of things.  Ostraca play a volatile and chaotic as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, crust, screamo, and emoviolence within their sound.  Since forming in 2015, Ostraca have released a six song EP titled Deathless in May of 2015, a split LP with Fleshborn in February of 2017, and a six song LP titled Last in May of 2017.  Enemy is the band's latest six song 12", which was released via Skeletal Lightning and I Corrupt records on July 6th, 2018.  On Enemy, Ostraca offer up six tracks of brutal, chaotic, and volatile sounding hardcore, punk, crust, screamo, and emoviolence.  Overall, Enemy is an amazing LP and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Ostraca-Last LP (2017)
Ostraca/Fleshborn-Split (2017)

Elder Light-This Could All Go Away EP (2018)

Country: USA
Genre: Punk, Grunge, Emo, Indie Rock
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 6
Length: 19.0'


Elder Light is a three piece band from Round Lake Park, Illinois who formed in 2016, from the looks of things.  Elder Light play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of punk, grunge, emo, and indie rock within their sound.  Musically, Elder Light can be loosely compared to bands such as Have Mercy, Basement, California X, Estates, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2016, Elder Light have released a digital single titled Motorcar in November of 2016 and a full length LP titled  A Great Big Meteor in August of 2017.  This Could All Go Away is the band's latest EP, which was released on July 6th, 2018.  On This Could All Go Away, Elder Light offer up six tracks of  killer punk, grunge, emo, and indie rock.  Overall, This Could All Go Away makes for a great listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Elder Light-A Great Big Meteor LP (2017)

Dim-It Feels Like Home EP (2018)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Hardcore, Punk, Screamo, Emo

Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 5
Length: 15.50'

Dim is a two piece band from Athens, Georgia who formed in early 2018, by the looks of things.  Dim features former member of the band Fishmonger and the band plays an awesome style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, punk, emo, and screamo within their sound.  Musically, Dim can loosely compared to band's such as I Hate Myself, Twelve Hour Turn, Torches To Rome, Amber Inn, and other like-minded bands.  It Feels Like Home is the band's debut EP, which was released on July 11th, 2018.  On It Feels Like Home, Dim offer up five tracks of killer post hardcore, punk, emo, and screamo.  Overall, I Feels Like Home makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Echelons-The Morning Sun & The End Of The World LP (2017)

Country: Austria
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Screamo, Emovilolence
Label: Dog Knights Productions
Tracks: 14
Length: 15.40'

Echelons is a three piece band from Klagenfurt, Austria, who formed in late 2016, from the looks of things.  Echelons play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, screamo, and emoviolence within their sound.  Musically, Echelons can be loosely compared to bands such as Binary, Hex Lariat, Capacities, Hundreds Of Au, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2016, Echelons have released a three-way split with Pepi Rossler, Lora, and Nausae in February of 2016, a self-titled two song EP in August of 2016, a four-way split with Commouvere, Eve, Ras, Fei Lung, and Te Lorafia un Puto Rio in November of 2016, and a split with Varicella Zoster in November of 2017.  The Morning Sun & The End Of The World is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released on July 26th, 2017.  On The Morning Sun & The End Of The World, Echelons offer up fourteen tracks of volatile and chaotic hardcore, punk, screamo, and emoviolence.  Overall, The Morning Sun & The End Of The World makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy! Look for a physical release via Dog Knights Productions in a few months.

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CRYPTORIPS - Shadow Up Gold

From: Nova Scotia
Genre: Lo-Fi Punk, Indie Rock
Released: June 8, 2018
Tracks: 9
Length: 33m 39s

So, satt dropped this in the chat (thanks), and while it is an amazing record, this band infuriates me at the same time. There are literally no details about this release online. Nothing on Facebook, Nothing from the label, it's not on Bandcamp. I don't know how the hell they expect to sell any records. But whatever, now you can have it for free. If you are into Lo-Fi Garage sounding Indie Punk with tons of hooks, check this out, because it's dope.
But in general, fuck this band.

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Surprise Package

Courtesy of satt

Surprise Package

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Surprise Package

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M. K. KHAN - Heatwave

From: Los Angeles, California
Genre: Synthwave, Outrun, Vaporwave
Released: July 8, 2018
Tracks: 15
Length: 42m 26s

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