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Migal-S/T EP (2018)

Country: Germany
Genre: Post Hardcore, Punk, Screamo
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 4
Length: 11.20'

Migal is a four piece band from Kiel, Germany who formed in 2018, from the looks of things.  Migal play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, punk, and screamo within their sound.  Musically, Migal can be loosely compared to bands such as Birds In Row, Direwolves, Blank, Tidemouth, and other like-minded bands.  This is the band's debut EP, which was released on September 13th, 2018.  On their self-titled debut, Migal offer up four tracks of chaotic and volatile sounding post hardcore, punk, and screamo.  Overall, Migal's debut makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Community Couch-I Am Breaking Up With Myself LP (2018)

Country: USA
Genre: Punk, Emo, Alt. Rock

Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 11
Length: 31.15'

Community Couch is a three piece band from St. Petersburg/Tampa who formed in early 2018, from the looks of things.  Community Couch play a great style of music that incorporates elements o punk, emo, and alt. rock within their sound.  Musically, Community Couch can be loosely compared to bands such as The Ergs, Discount, Superchunk, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in early 2018, Community Couch have released a three song EP titled 2018 Demos in May of 2018 and a digital single titled HO1KG in September of 2018.  I'm Breaking Up With Myself is the band's debut full-length LP, which was released on September 14th, 2018.  On I'm Breaking Up With Myself, Community Couch offer up eleven tracks of catchy as hell sounding punk, emo, and alt. rock.  Overall, I'm Breaking Up With Myself makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Elle-She LP (2018)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Screamo, Emo
Label: Dog Knights Productions/Conditions Records
Tracks: 9
Length: 23.0'

Elle is a four piece band from Oakland, CA who formed in 2016.  Elle features members of Beau Navire, so going on that alone, you know you're in for a really special treat.  Elle play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, screamo, and emo within their sound.  Musically, Elle can be loosely compared to bands such as Suis La Lune, later era La Quiete, later era Raein, We Were Skeletons, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2016, Elle have released a self-titled EP in November of 2016.  She is the band's debut LP, which was released via Dog Knights Productions and Conditions records on September 14th, 2018.  On She, Elle offer up nine tracks of tense, discordant, and at times, melodic sounding hardcore, punk, screamo, and emo.  Overall, She makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Walkhan Corridor-S/T Cassette (2018)

Country: New Zealand 
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Screamo
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 6
Length: 6.10'

Walkhan Corridor is a four piece band from Hamilton, New Zealand who formed in 2018, from the looks of things.  Walkhan Corridor features 2/3rds of the band Hedge Fund and the band plays a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, and screamo within their sound.  This is the band's debut six song EP, which was released on September 16th, 2018.  On their self-titled debut, Walkhan Corridor offer up six tracks of chaotic, volatile, and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, and screamo.  Overall, Walkhan Corridor's debut EP makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Resent-Demo (2018)

Country: Canada 
Genre: Punk, Black Metal, Sludge
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 6
Length: 33.55'

Resent is a band from Victoria, British Columbia who formed in 2018, from the looks of things.  Resent play a killer style of raw punk tinged black metal and sludge.  Musically, Resent can be loosely compared to bands such as Eyehategod, Come To Grief, Sea Of Bones, and other like-minded bands.  This is Resent's debut demo, which was released on July 16th, 2018.  On their debut demo, Resent offer up six tracks of filthy and raw sounding punk, black metal, and sludge.  Overall, Resent's demo makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.K.) Conan-Existential Void Guardian LP (2018)

Country: United Kingdom
Genre: Doom, Sludge, Stoner Metal
Label: Napalm Records
Tracks: 7
Length: 33.5'

Conan is a two piece United Kingdom based band who formed in 2006, from the looks of things.  Conan play a killer down tuned, ominous, and oppressive as fuck sounding style of music that incorporates elements of doom, sludge, and srtoner metal within their sound.  Musically, Conan can be loosely be compared to bands such as Sleep, Eyehategod, Buzzoven, Weedeater, Northless, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2006, Conan have released a four song demo titled Battle In The Swamp in January of 2007, a four song LP titled Horseback Battle Hammer in January of 2010, a split with Slomatics in January of 2011, a split with Bongripper in March of 2013, a six song LP titled Blood Eagle in February of 2014, a six song LP titled Monnos in January of 2015, a six song LP titled Revengeance in January of 2016, and a seven song LP of early demos titled Man Is Myth in November of 2017.  Existential Void Guardian is the band's latest full length LP, which was released via Napalm Records on September 14th, 2018.  On Existential Void Guardian, Conan offer up seven tracks of ominous and oppressive sounding doom, sludge, and stoner metal.  Overall, Existential Void Guardian makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(BEL) VVOVNDS/Soul Grip-Split 12" (2018)

Country: Belgium
Genre: Post Metal,  Hardcore, Punk, Crust, Black Metal, Noise
Label: Hypertension Records
Tracks: 4
Length: 32.0'

In the wake of their violent and haunting debut "Descending Flesh" (HYPE 021) VVOVNDS and Dutch noise outfit Svartvit teamed up for an exclusive collaborative set at both Rock Herk & Incubate Festival. The output of this collaboration was entitled “On A Noose”,  a 10-minute nihilistic, harsh & heavy beast. Building on layers & layers of high-pitched noise & palm-muted distorted loops, “On A Noose” sees VVOVNDS exploring new territory - while still maintaining the same intensity the band is known for . Recorded, mixed and mastered at House Rott Child by Christophe ‘Chuck’ Dexters (The Rott Childs, El Guapo Stuntteam) in Spring 2017, ‘On A Noose” is now finally set to be released on a split 12” with Soul Grip.

Soul Grip, a Ghent based outfit that made an immediate impression with their debut offering ‘Avadon’ (2015 - Consouling Records), unmistakably a (post-)hardcore album but with a severe (black) metal twist to it. As Soul Grip is gearing up to unleash its new album, they are granting us a look at their matured sound. You can expect the same raw energy that characterized ‘Avadon’, but more fleshed out and more focused. Hard and harsh sounds which for all intents and purposes can be branded as black metal yet, their music constantly defies labelling them as such. (Press Note)

*This is some seriously epic sounding post metal, crust, black metal, and sludge from Belgium's VVOVNDS and Ghent, Belgium's Soul Grip.  For this release. VVOVNDS offer up one track of epic sounding post metal, crust, black metal, and noise.  The second three tracks come courtesy of Ghent, Belgium's Soul Grip.  On their side of the split, Soul Grip offer up three tracks of hardcore, punk, crust, and black metal.  Overall, this is an amazing release and definitely should not be missed!  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!  This amazing split was released via Hypertension and Consouling Sounds records on June 8th, 2018.VVOVNDS on BandcampSoul Grip on BandcampHypertension Records on Bandcamp Purchase Listen Here VVOVNDS-Descending Flesh LP (2015) 

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(U.S.) Horsewhip-S/T 12" (2018)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Crust

Label: Financial Ruin Records
Tracks: 7
Length: 16.20'

Horsewhip is a four piece band from St. Petersburg, Florida who formed in 2016, from the looks of things.  Horsewhip feature members of Combatwounded Veteran and Reversal Of Man, so going on that alone, you know you're in for some insanely awesome music.  Horsewhip play an intense style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, and crust within their sound.  Musically, Horsewhip can be loosely compared to bands such as Cursed, Tragedy, His Hero Is Gone, Moral Void, Baptists, and other like-minded bands.  This is the band's debut 12", which was released via Financial Ruin records and distributed through Dead Tank records on September 14th, 2018.  On their debut 12", Horsewhip offer up seven tracks of brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, and crust.  Overall, Horsewhip's debut 12" makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Null-Act Of Love LP (2018)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Punk, Grunge, Death Rock
Label: Hex Records
Tracks: 8
Length: 36.30'


Null is a four piece band from Birmingham, Alabama who formed in 2014, from the looks of things.  Null features former members of Coliseum, so going on that alone, you know you're in for some really amazing music.  Null play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post punk, death rock, and grunge within their sound.  Null's music has a cool, trippy and hazy/psychedelic vibe, which gives the band a somber, dark, and gloomy vibe.  Musically, Null can be loosely compared to bands such as All The Saints, Destruction Unit, and True Widow.  Since forming in 2014, Null has released a four song EP titled Fringe Existence in January of 2014, a six song LP titled Sleepwalking Days in March of 2016, a split 7" with Self Defense Family in May of 2016, and contributed a song to the Old Is The New New: Karate Tribute compilation in April of 2017.  Act Of Love is the band's latest LP, which is slated for release via Hex records on September 21st, 2018.  On Act Of Love, Null offers up eight tracks of killer post punk, grunge, and death rock.  Overall, Act Of Love makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Siege Column-Inferno Deathpassion LP (2018)

Country: USA
Genre: Death Metal, Thrash
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 9
Length: 26.55'

Siege Column is a two piece band from New Jersey who formed in 2016, from the looks of things.  Siege Column play a vicious and brutal as fuck style of death metal and thrash. Since forming in 2016, Siege Column have released a five song EP titled Nocturnal Attack Formation in January of 2016 and a six song EP titled Secret Forces Of The Pentagram EP in August of 2016.  Inferno Deathpassion is the band's latest LP, which was released on August 16th, 2018.  On Inferno Deathpassion, Siege Column offer up nine tracks of vicious and brutal as fuck sounding death metal/thrash.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Infernal Coil-Within A World Forgotten LP (2018)

Country: USA
Genre: Black Metal, Death Metal, Grindcore
Label: Profound Lore Records
Tracks: 7
Length: 34.0'



Infernal Coil is a band from Boise, Idaho who formed in 2016, from the looks of things.  Infernal Coil play a vicious and brutal as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of black metal, death metal, and grindcore within their sound.  Musically, Infernal Coil can be loosely compared to bands such as Noose Rot, Knelte Rote, Of Feather And Bone, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2016, Infernal Coil have released a four song EP titled Burning Prayer Of Infinite Hatred in May of 2016 and a two song EP titled Bodies Set In Ashen Death in December of 2017.  WithinA World Forgotten is the band's debut full-length LP, which was released via Profound Lore records on September 13th, 2018.  On Within A World Forgotten, Infernal Coil offer up 7 tracks of vicious, filthy, and brutal as fuck sounding black metal, death metal, and grindcore.  Overall, Bodies Set In Ashen Death makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Infernal Coil-Bodies Set In Ashen Death EP (2017)

(U.S.) Cerebral Rot-Cessation Of Life Demo (2018)

Country: USA
Genre: Death Metal
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 4
Length: 15.05'

Holy shit.  This absolutely rips!  Cerebral Rot is a Washington state based band who formed in 2017, by the looks of things.  Cerebral Rot play a vicious and brutal as fuck style of death metal.  Musically, Cerebral Rot can be loosely compared to bands such as Black Tomb, Churchburn, Mutilation Rites, and other like-minded bands.  Cessation Of Life is the band's debut demo, which was released on August 21st, 2018.  On Cessation Of Life, Cerebral Rot offer up four tracks of vicious and brutal as fuck sounding death metal. Overall, Cessation Of Life makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Infuriate-S/T LP (2018)

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

Label: Everlasting Spew Records
Tracks: 8
Length: 28.10'

Featuring members of Sarcolytic, Sect Of Execration, Images of Violence, ID and Whore Of Bethlelem this is absolutely merciless golden-era brutal death coming straight out of Texas!

A group of Texas all-stars, Infuriate was founded in late 2015 in Austin by Sterling Junkin (Id, Widower, Laughing and Lying, Venereal Baptism) and Steven Watkins (Serpentian, Sect of Execration, Sarcolytic, Images of Violence). Quick to jump on board were James Vandenberg (Whore of Bethlehem) and Jason Garza (Id, Blast Perversion, Slow Grind). Needing some low end, Alan Berryman (Whore of Bethlehem, Cathexis) was summoned for bass duties and a full line up was quickly formed. After a few months, James Vandenberg parted ways on good terms. That left Infuriate with vocal and lyrical duties to deal with. Sterling stepped up for lyric writing and Jason was a perfect fit for vocal and guitar duties. A practice session was recorded by A.R. Mendez and was later used as demonstration material which can be found on their bandcamp as well as Everlasting Spew bandcamp. After about a year and a half of songwriting, 9 tracks had been arranged for Infuriate's debut self titled album. The album contains a wide range of sinister topics that focus mainly on the brutal side of nature and unconscientious human behavior. The music is highly influenced by late 90's death metal with a modern speed. All artwork for the album was done by the legendary Jon Zig. Images for every song were made for a more vivid lyric booklet. A.R. Mendez was again requested for Producing duties.  (Press Note)

*Holy fuck.  This album absolutely rips!  Infuriate offer up eight tracks of vicious black metal, death metal, and thrash.  Infuriate's self-titled debut was released via Everlasting Spew records on August 31st, 2018.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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