Forever Losing Sleep/Arrowhead-Split 7" (2017)

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

Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 2
Length: 16.6'

Here's a killer split featuring new material from NJ's Forever Losing Sleep and Boston, MA's Arrowhead.  Forever Losing Sleep is a five piece band from New Jersey who formed in 2014.  Forever Losing Sleep play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, post rock, emo, and screamo within their sound.  Since forming in 2014, Forever Losing Sleep have released an eight song LP titled I Lost Myself Again in October of 2014.  On their side of the split, Forever Losing Sleep offer up one track of atmospheric post hardcore, post rock, emo, and screamo.  The second song on the split comes courtesy of Arrowhead.  Arrowhead is a five piece band from Boston, MA who formed in 2013.  Arrowhead play a like-minded style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, post rock, and screamo within their sound.  Since forming in 2013, Arrowhead have released a digital single titled Valentine in December of 2013, a five song EP titled Wenonah in February of 2014, a digital single titled As You Were in July of 2014, a two song EP titled Navigate Me/The Gray in May of 2015, a nine song LP titled A Collection Of What You've in September of 2015.  On their side of the split, Arrowhead offer up on track of killer post hardcore, post rock, emo, and screamo. Overall, this is a really solid split and is definitely worth checking out.  Great stuff!  Enjoy!

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Nionde Plågan/The World That Summer-Split 10" (2017)

Country: Sweden/Canada
Genre: Post Hardcore, Post Rock, Emo, Screamo
Label: Through Love/ Zegema Beach
Tracks: 5
Length: 19.0'

Here's a killer split 10" featuring new material from Sweden's Nionde Plågan and Canada;'s The World That Summer.  Nionde Plågan is a three piece band from Jönköping, Sweden who formed in early 2012, from the looks of things.  Nionde Plågan play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, post metal, and screamo within their sound.  Musically, Nionde Plågan can be loosely compared to bands such as Daitro, Envy, Lentic Waters, Kaddish, and other like-minded bands.  Since their inception in 2012, Nionde Plågan have released a self-titled nine song LP in September of 2012, an eight song LP titled Darnere Hos Dig in September of 2013, and a ten song LP titled Frustration in October of 2015.  On their side of the split, Nionde Plågan offer up two songs of really well-played post hardcore, post rock, and screamo.  The next three songs on the split come courtesy of The World That Summer.  The World That Summer is a five piece band from Hamilton, Ontario who formed in 2015, from the looks of things.  The World That Summer play a tense, powerful, and at times, atmospheric style of post hardcore, hardcore, punk, and screamo.  TWTS's sound is hard to categorize, but I pick up hints of Level Plane records era screamo bands such as Malady, Gospel, Fire Team Charlie, and Bravo Fucking Bravo.  TWTS have released a split with Apostles Of Eris in April of 2016 and a two song EP titled Deadmos in September of 2016.  On their side of the split, The World That Summer offer up three tracks of killer post hardcore, hardcore, punk, and screamo.  Overall, this is a killer split and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Deathdealer-Tragically Human State LP (2015)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Screamo

Label: Funeral Sounds/Have Fun Records
Tracks: 10
Length: 16.8'

Deathdealer is a two piece band from Boston, MA who formed in 2012, from the looks of things.  Deathdealer is a bass and drums duo who play a vicious and aggressive style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, and screamo within their sound.  Since forming in 2012, Deathdealer have released a 9 song EP titled Soulstealer in November of 2012, a split cassette with Grower in May of 2013, two digital singles, a split with Native Wildlife in June of 2014, and a fourteen song LP titled Volume One in January of 2015.  Tragically Human State is the band's latest ten song LP, which was released via Funeral Sounds and Have Fun Records on September 12th, 2015.  On Tragically Human State, Deathdealer offer up ten tracks of vicious and unhinged hardcore, punk, and screamo.  Overall, Tragically Human State makes of a great listen and is definitely worth checking out.  Great stuff!  Enjoy!

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Fluoride-S/T EP (2017)

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

Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 8
Length: 13.7'

Fluoride is a three piece band from New Brunswick, NJ who formed in September of 2016.  Fluoride play a abrasive, caustic, and harsh style of female fronted hardcore, punk, grindcore, and noisecore.  This is the band's debut eight song EP, which was released on March 7th, 2017.  On their self-titled debut, Fluoride offer up eight tracks of scathing, abrasive, and completely unhinged hardcore, punk, grindcore, and noisecore.  Overall, this EP absolutely shreds and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.K.) Brutality Will Prevail-In Dark Places LP (2017)

Country: United Kingdom
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Sludge, Doom, Noise Rock
Label: Holy Roar
Tracks: 9
Length: 34.0'

Brutality Will Prevail is a five piece band from Wales, UK who formed in 2009.  Brutality Will Prevail play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, sludge, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, Brutality Will Prevail can be loosely compared to bands such as Kerouac, Pariso, Woes, Bone Dance, and Divider.  Since forming in 2009, Brutality Will Prevail have released an eight song LP titled Forgotten Soul in May of 2009 a seven song song LP titled Root Of All Evil in April of 2010, a split 7" with Hang The Bastard in 2011, a three song EP titled Sleep Paralysis in 2011, and ten song LP titled Scatter The Ashes in November of 2012.  In Dark Places is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via Holy Roar records on March 21st, 2017.  On In Dark Places, Brutality Will Prevail offer up nine tracks of vicious and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, doom, sludge, and noise rock.  Overall, In Dark Places is an amazing album and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Woe-Hope Attrition LP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Black Metal Death Metal

Label: Vendetta
Tracks: 7
Length: 42.7'

Woe is a four piece band from Brooklyn, New York who formed in 2007.  Woe play a raw, visceral, and brutal as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of raw black metal and death metal within their sound.  Musically, Woe can be loosely compared to bands such as Hexis, Seven Sisters Of Sleep, Yellow Eyes, Tombs, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2007, Woe have released a five song EP titled Absinthe Invocation: Five Spells Against God in April of 2007, a seven song LP titled A Spell For The Death Of Man in September of 2008, and a remastered version of A Spell For The Death Of Man in December of 2016.  Hope Attrition is Woe's latest full-length LP, which was released via Vendetta records on March 17th, 2017.  On Hope Attrition, Woe offer up seven tracks of bleak, depressive, and raw sounding black metal and death metal.  Overall, Hope Attrition absolutely crushes and is an absolute must listen.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy! 

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Barbed Wire-Wanna Take A Ride 7" (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Punk, Garage Rock
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 2
Length: 6.7'

Barbed Wire is a NYC based band featuring members of Hank Wood & The Hammerheads and Ajax.  Barbed Wire formed in 2016 and play a killer style of punk music with a strong rock n' roll and garage rock backbone.  Since forming in 2016, the band released a self-titled seven song LP, which was released on February 22nd, 2016.  Wanna Take A Ride is Barbed Wire's latest  two song 7", which was released on February 4th, 2017.  On Wanna Take A Ride, Barbed Wire offer up two tracks of killer punk and garage rock.  Overall, this is a killer 7" and is a definite must listen for fans of modern punk and garage rock.  Great stuff.  Enjoy!

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Skáphe-Untitled EP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Black Metal, Death Metal, Doom

Label: Fallen Empire Records
Tracks: 1
Length: 22.4'


Skaphe is a two piece band from Philadelpha, PA who formed in early 2014, from the looks of things.  Skaphe play a dark, ambient, and atmospheric sounding style of music that incorporates elements of black metal, death metal, and doom within their sound.  Musically, Skaphe can be loosely compared to bands such as Alter Of Plagues, Columns, Ancestors, Plaguebearer, and other like-minded bands.  Since their inception in 2014, Skaphe have released a self-titled four song EP in May of 2014.  This is the band's latest one song EP, which was released on cassette via Fallen Empire records on March 9th, 2017.  On their latest EP, Skáphe offer up one track of raw, dark, and gloomy black metal, death metal, and doom.  Overall, this is an awesome EP and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Pettersson & Det Är Därför Vi Bygger Städer-Split 7" (2017)

Country: Germany/Sweden
Genre: Post Hardcore, Punk, Emo, Screamo
Label: Through Love Records +9 More!!!

Tracks: 2
Length: 4.6'

Vienna meets Stockholm, as Pettersson teams up with Det är därför vi bygger städer to spoil us with one hell of a split record.
In customary style, Pettersson – who were able to leave a remaining impression with their 2016 debut, Rift & Seam – are leading off the split with the three minute, post-rock influenced screamo epos, Sensory Deprivation > Motion Sickness. Slowly Rising, the song is characterized by the ability of Adrian, Dominik and Tobias not to exaggerate, but to make clever use of post-rock riffs, wrapping Dominik’s breathtaking vocals into a well-composed sound garment. Hereinafter, Det är därför vi bigger städer comes up with their part of the split, shifting the focus to a edgier sound, sticking a bit closer to the roots of the genre. On Reverse Polarity, the Swedes offer an intense mix of versatile guitar-playing and wild drumming, changing the pace quite a lot.
Released by ten different DIY labels, the split, whose cover artwork was created by Chaz Hewitt of Human Hands, will be available on black and grey seven inch vinyl (Form und Leere). (Press Note)


*Really great atmospheric post hardcore, punk, emo, and screamo.  Look for this 7" to drop via Through Love Records and nine other indie labels on April 1st, 2017.

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Shakers-S/T EP (2017)

Country: Germany 
Label: Post Hardcore, Punk, Screamo
Label: Icorrupt/Miss The Stars/Life Is A Funny Thing Records
Tracks: 4
Length: 9.2'

Shakers are a German based band who formed in 2016, from the looks of things.  Shakers play an energetic style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, punk, and screamo within their sound.  Musically, Shakers can be loosely compared to bands such as Touche Amore, old Xerxes, and The Tidal Sleep.  This is the band's debut fopur song EP, which is slated for release via Icorrupt, Miss The Stars, and Life Is A Funny Thing records on April 28th, 2017.  On their self-titled debut, Shakers offer up four tracks of energetically well-played post hardcore, punk, and screamo.  Overall, this is a killer EP and is definitely worth checking out!  Enjoy!

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Grief Harvest-S/ T LP (2016)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Screamo

Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 8
Length: 28.9'

Grief Harvest is a three piece band from around Chicago, Illinois who formed in 2015, from the looks of things.  Grief Harvest play a chaotic and volatile styleof music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, and screamo within their sound.  Musically, Grief Harvest's sound calls to mind bands such as In First Person, Funeral Diner, Who Calls So Loud, and other like-minded bands.  This is the band's debut self-titled LP, which was released on September 1st, 2016. On their self-titled debut, Grief Harvest offer up eight tracks of killer hardcore, punk, and screamo.  Overall, Grief Harvest's self-titled debut makes for a great listen and definitely should not be missed.  Great stuff!  Enjoy!

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Chepang-Lathi Charge EP (2016)

Country: USA/Nepal
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Grindcore, Powerviolence
Label: Cricket Cemetery, Nerve Altar, Holy Goat Records
Tracks: 8
Length: 10.7'

Holy shit.  This absolutely rips.  Chepang is a five piece band from NYC and Napal who formed in 2016.  Chepang play a vicious, brutal, and scathing style of politically charged music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, grindcore, and powerviolence within their sound.  Lathi Charge is the band's debut eight song EP, which was released via Cricket Cemetery, Nerve Altar, and Holy Goat records on August 1st, 2016.  On Lathi Charge, Chepang offer up eight tracks of vicious and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, grindcore, and powerviolence.  Overall, Lathi Charge makes for a killer EP and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(UK) Spectres-Condition LP (2017)

Country:United Kingdom
Genre: Post Punk, Death Rock, Cold Wave
Label: Sonic Cathedral
Tracks: 9
Length: 47.0'

Spectres is a five piece band from Bristol, UK who formed in 2007, from the looks of things.  Spectres citeoy division, crisis, the mob, southern death cult, crass, warsaw, death in june, flux of pink indians, b.m.c., wipers, dead moon, killing joke, bauhaus, rikk agnew, christian death, wire, new model army, Chameleons UK, The Sound, For Against, Sad Lovers and Giants, Toxic Reasons, Modern English, Flowers in the Dustbin, Party Day, Second Layer, Josef K, The Wake, Gang of Four, Lack of Knowledge, The Cure, and Paralisis Permanente, which definitely shows up in the band's sound and style.  Spectres play a dark, gloomy, and moody style of music that incorporates elements of post punk, death rock, and cold wave within their sound.  Condition is the band's latest nine song LP, which was released via Sonic Cathedral records on March 10th of 2017.  On Condition, Spectres offer up nine tracks of moody, dark, and gloomy post punk, death rock, and cold wave.  Overall, Condition makes for an amazing listen and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!


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(U.S.) Cavity-After Death LP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Doom, Sludge

Label: Valley King Records
Tracks: 4
Length: 38.03'

After Death' marks the first new release in 15 years(!) from sludge icons CAVITY from Miami, FL. This will follow releases on labels such as Bacteria Sour, Man’s Ruin, and Hydra Head. Past members of Cavity have went on to form Black Cobra, Floor, and Torche (among many, many others). (Press Note)  

*So Psyched to see this being released.  FFO: Eyehategod, Furnace, Buzzoven


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(U.S.) Planning For Burial-Below The House LP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Metal, Doom, Shoegaze, Drone, Slowcore, Experimental

Label: The Flenser
Tracks: 9
Length: 42.3'

Planning For Burial is one piece band from Wilkes-Barre, PA who formed in 2010.  Planning For Burial play an atmospheric and bleak style of experimental music that incorporates elements of post metal, shoegaze, drone, and slowcore within their sound.  Musically, Planning For Burial can be said to be influenced by bands such as Yellow Swans, Merzbow, Bauhaus, Joy Division, Christian Death and other like minded bands.  Since forming in 2010, Planning For Burial has released an impressive amount of material which amounts to 26 releases in total.  Below The House is my first taste of Planning For Burial, and let me just say that I'm completely floored at how good this album.  Below The House features nine tracks of gloomy, dark, and moody experimental post metal, doom, shoegaze, drone, and slowcore.  The best way for me to describe Planning For Burial's sound would be a mixture of bands such as Statiqbloom, Author And Punisher, and Wreck And Reference.  Overall, Below The House is an amazing album and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Below The House was released via The Flenser records on March 10th, 2017.

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Archivist-Construct 2X LP (2017)

Country: Austria, Germany, United Kingdom
Genre: Black Metal, Post Hardcore, Crust, Blackgaze
Label: Halo Of Flies/Alerta Anrtifascista
Tracks: 10
Length: 67.0'

Archivist is a six piece band from Austria, Germany, and The United Kingdom who formed in 2015.  Archivist play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of atmospheric black metal, post hardcore, crust, and blackgaze within their sound.  Musically, Archivist can be loosely compared to bands such as Lightbearer, Amber, Year Of No Light, Fall Of Efrafa, and Amen Ra.  Since forming in 2015, Archivist have released a self-titled eight song LP in June of 2015.  Construct is the band's latest full length double LP, which is slated for release via Halo Of Flies and Alerta Antifascista records on April 26th, 2017.  On Construct, Archivist offer up ten tracks of bleak, oppressive, and crushing black metal, post hardcore, crust, and blackgaze.  Overall, Construct makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(SWE) Siberian-Through Ages Of Sleep LP (2017)

Country: Sweden
Genre: Post Metal, Post Hardcore, Sludge
Label: The Sign Records
Tracks: 9
Length: 36.0'

Siberian is a three piece band from Linköping, Sweden who formed in 2014.  Siberian play a heavy and slightly atmospheric style of music that incorporates elements of post metal, post hardcore, and sludge within their sound.  Through Ages Of Sleep is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via The Sign records on February 24th, 2017.  Through The Ages Of Sleep is the band's second LP in their "Age" trilogy and songs are based on dreams experienced by band members over a two year period.  Through Ages Of Sleep features nine tracks of brutal and slightly atmospheric post metal, post hardcore, and sludge.  Overall, Through Ages Of Sleep makes for a fantastic listen and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Drip Fed-Under The Wave Blanket EP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Noise Rock
Label: Red Flag DIY
Tracks: 3
Length: 8.3'

Drip Fed is a four piece band from Austin, Texas who formed in 2014.  Drip Fed play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, Drip Fed can be loosely compared to bands such as T-Tops, War Brides, Hoax, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2014, Drip Fed have released a self-titled four song demo in May of 2014 and a five song EP titled Sickened Kind in December of 2015.  Under The Wave Blanket is the band's latest three song EP, which was released on cassette and 7" via Red Flag DIY records.  On Under The Wave Blanket, Drip Fed offer up three tracks of vicious sounding noise damaged hardcore/punk. Overall, Under The Wave Blanket is a killer EP and should not be missed.  Great stuff!  Enjoy!

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