DISCARNATUS - Death And Depravity (2017)


Blackened Death Metal / Crust from Grand Rapids, Michigan

HELL ON EARTH - Era de oscuridad (2017)


Crust Punk / D-Beat / Black Metal from Guadalajara, Mexico

CRYPTWORM - Self Titled Demo (2017)


Ok ok, I know I made a big post yesterday about hating super short demos, but God damn this Cryptworm deserved it's own post. This UK-based band is a 2 piece featuring former members of Pale Mist (UK), Grave Crusher (Hungary), Coffinborn (Hungary) among countless others. This self-titled demo is 3 songs of rancid, putrid Black/Death Metal, Doom & D-Beat Crust. Highly recommended and I'm hoping to hear more from this band soon.

FUCK WHITE GOD - Fractures of Illusion (2017)


Crazy, manic Blackened Crust / Powerviolence / Sludge / Punk from L.A.
Strongly recommended for for fans of SICK/TIRED

Bandcamp EP / Demo Round-Up

I'll be honest, in my grumpy old age, I've grown to kinda hate short EP's or 7-inches. I don't really know why, but I have some friends that feel the same way, so I know I'm not too crazy. But, I've gathered up a few recent interesting 2-5 song offerings and I figured I'd just dump them here. Most are name your price on Bandcamp, if not there will be a download link, so check them out and grab them if you so choose.

KOMAROV - UK Emoviolence / Punk / Hardcore / Screamo


 LOVE/LUST - German Ambient / Post Metal / Blackgaze


STAY ASLEEP - Punk / Crust / D-Beat  from Chicago - DOWNLOAD


SVRM - Atmospheric / Post-Black Metal from the Ukraine


A NEEDLE UNDER THE NAIL - Metallic Hardcore from Florida - DOWNLOAD


SENTIENT DIVIDE - Blackened Hardcore / Death Metal from Washington


DOUR - Canadian Doom / Crust / Hardcore / Powerviolence


DEATHBRINGER - Canadian Blackened Crust / Doom / Metal

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Gay Kiss-Rounded Down 7" (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Noise Rock
Label: Sorry State/Blast House Records
Tracks: 4
Length: 7.55'


Gay Kiss is a four piece band from Phoenix, Arizona who formed in 2010.  Gay Kiss play a scathing, unhinged, dirty, and blown-out style of noise damaged hardcore.  Since their inception in 2010, Gay Kiss have released a self-titled tour cassette in 2012, a nine song LP titled Fault in December of 2012, a three song tour cassette in 2013, a two song self-titled tour cassette in the summer of 2014, and a twelve song LP titled Preservation Measures in February of 2015.  Rounded Down is the band's latest four song 7", which was released via Sorry State and Blast House records on May 10th, 2017.  On Rounded Down, Gay Kiss offer up four tracks of raw, unhinged, and completely blown out hardcore, punk, and noise rock.   Overall, this 7" absolutely shreds beyond belief.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Gay Kiss-Preservation Measures LP (2015) 
Gay Kiss-Dumpster Rules 7"  
Gay Kiss-Fault LP (2012) 
Gay Kiss-Tour Cs. (2012) 

(Can) Show Of Bedlam-Transfiguration LP (2017)

Country: Canada
Genre: Metal, Doom
Label: Sentient Ruin Laboratories
Tracks: 7
Length: 43.2'

Dear Friends in the Press and Media World Wide -  we're happy to present you with the imminent release of Transfiguration, the colossal second album by Montreal, Quebec-based avant-doom band SHOW OF BEDLAM.
Named after the infamous St. Mary of Bethlehem insane asylum in London, and Hailing from Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Show of Bedlam play an ominous, psychotic, and crazed blend of doom metal, sludge, noise rock, post-punk, no-wave, goth, and industrial - stitching together a sonic palette of unbelievable evocative force and of sublime destructive prowess. With an insane and sprawling plethora of musical influences ranging from Swans, Godflesh, Sonic Youth, Babes in Toyland, Lydia Lunch, Melvins, and Burning Witch, to Butthole Surfers, Christian Death, The Cure, Bauhaus, Neurosis and beyond, and with cryptic and harrowing  lyrics dealing with subject matter related to mental illness, hospitals, shame, alienation, and mankind’s fate, Show of Bedlam have birthed something monstrous and unforgiving that is at times beautiful, at times hideously ugly, delicate, intimate and terribly wretched at the same time. A true experimental doom colossus for fans of Anatomy of Habit, Indian, Lord Mantis, Swans, Bodychoke, Diamanda Galas, Made Out of Babies, Battle of Mice, and mid-career Neurosis

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*This is some really awesome female fronted experimental metal and doom.  Transfiguration was released via Sentient Ruin Laboratories on May 12th, 2017.  Overall, Transfiguration make for a great listen and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy! 

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(U.S.) Ostraca-Last 12" (2017)

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

Label: Skeletal Lightening/I Corrupt Records
Tracks: 6
Length: 28.05'

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 and a split LP with Fleshborn in February of 2017.  Last is the band's latest six song 12", which was released via Skeletal Lightening and I Corrupt records on May 24th, 2017.  On Last, Ostraca offer up six tracks of brutal, chaotic, and volatile sounding hardcore, punk, crust, screamo, and emoviolence.  Overall, Last is an amazing LP and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Born Without Bones-Young At The Bend LP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Alt. Rock, Indie Rock

Label: Devil You Know Records
Tracks: 11
Length: 34.12'

Born Without Bones is a three piece band from Milfor, MA who formed in 2010, from the looks of things.  Born Without Bones play a moody, melodic, and catchy as hell style of music that incorporates elements of 90's alt. rock and indie rock within their sound.  Musically, Born Without Bones can be loosely compared to bands such as Waxwing, Knapsack, Built To Spill, Pile, and The Casket Lottery.  Since forming in 2010, Born Without Bones have released a demo titled Say Hello in January of 2010, a twelve song LP titled Say Hello is January of 2010, and an eleven song LP titled Baby in July of 2013.  Young At The Bend is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via Devil You Know records on May 12th, 2017.  On Young At The Bend, Born Without Bones offer up eleven tracks of catchy and really well-played 90's influenced alt. rock and indie rock.  Overall, Young At The Bend makes for a great listen and is definitely worth checking out.  Great stuff!  Enjoy!

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Ulsect-S/T LP (2017)

Country: The Netherlands
Genre: Post Metal, Black Metal, Death Metal
Label: Season Of Mist
Tracks: 8
Length: 40.3'

Ulsect is a five piece band from The Netherlands who formed in 2016, from the looks of things.  Featuring members of Dodecahedron and Textures, Ulsect play a dark, oppressive, and brutal as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of post metal, black metal, and death metal within their sound.  This is the band's debut full-length LP, which was released via Season Of Mist Records on May 12th, 2017.  On their self-titled debut, Ulsect offer up eight tracks of vicious and brutal as fuck sounding post metal, black metal, and death metal.  Overall, Ulsect deliver an amazing album's worth of material on their self-titled debut.  Overall, Ulsect have absolutely nailed it with their debut album and Ulsect is an absolute must listen for fans of Amen Ra, Cult Of Luna, Withering, and other like-minded bands.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Malsumis-Spirit Decay LP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Black Metal, Doom

Label: Lycaean Triune
Tracks: 6
Length: 36.4'

Malsumis is a band from Anchorage, Alaska who formed in 2016, from the looks of things.  Malsumis play a gritty, raw, and oppressive style of music that incorporates elements of black metal and doom within their sound.  Since forming in 2016, Malsumis have released a two song EP titled Reh MMXVI in September of 2016.  Spirit Decay is the band's debut full-length LP, which was released on cassette via  Lycaean Triune records on May 16th, 2017.  On Spirit Decay, Malsumis offer up six songs of raw, gritty, and visceral sounding black metal and doom.  Overall, Spirit Decay makes for an awesome listen.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Blood Sun Circle-Distorted Forms LP (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Noise Rock, Grunge, Shoegaze
Label: Self-Released 
Tracks: 11
Length: 40.2'

Blood Sun Circle is a four piece band from Syracuse, NY who formed in 2012.  Blood Sun Circle play a dark and moody style of music that incorporates elements of noise rock, grunge, and shoegaze within their sound.  Musically, Blood Sun Circle can be loosely compared to bands such as Young Widows, Late-era Suicide Note, and Sweet Cobra.  Since forming in 2012, Blood Sun Circle have released a self-titled EP in November of 2012 and an eight song LP titled Bloodiest/Sunniest in June of 2014.  Distorted Forms is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released on May 20th, 2017.  On Distorted Forms., Blood Sun Circle offer up eleven tracks of dark, moody, and heavy noise rock, grunge, and shoegaze.  Overall, Distorted Forms makes for an amazing listen and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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DRUG/Joyboy-Split Cassette (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Punk, Punk, Shoegaze, Grunge
Label: Crass Lips
Tracks: 6
Length: 14.25'

Here's a killer split EP featuring Tampa Fla's DRUG and Brimingham, Alabama's Joyboy.  DRUG is a five piece band from Tampa, Florida who formed in November of 2014.  DRUG play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post punk, garage punk, and shoegaze, and grunge within their sound.  Since forming in 2014, DRUG have released a five song EP titled Infinite Stimulant in May of 2016.  On their side of the split DRUG offer up two tracks of dark and moody post punk, garage punk, shoegaze, and grunge.  Next up on the split is Joyboy.  Joyboy is a three piece band from Birmingham, Alabama in 2016, by the looks of things.  Joyboy play a dark and frenetic style of post punk and garage punk.  On their side of the split, Joyboy offer up four tracks of dark and moody post punk and garage punk.  Overall, this is an awesome split EP and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  This split was released via Crass Lips records on May 19th, 2017.

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DRUG-Infinite Stimulant EP (2016) 

Rash-Midnight Crooner 7" (2017)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk
Label: IFB/Hawthorne Street Records
Tracks: 3
Length: 10.5'

Rash is a Chicago, Illinois based hardcore band who formed in late 2013, from the looks of things.  Rash play a raging and vicious style of noise damaged hardcore.  Musically, Rash can be loosely compared to bands such as The Repos, Gag, The Lowest Form, Hoax, and Slices.  Since forming in 2013, Rash have released a self-titled demo in January of 2014, a three song EP titled Hunting Humans in November of 2014, and an eleven song LP titled Skinner Box in December of 2016.  Midnight Crooner is the band's latest three song EP, which was released via IFB and Hawthorne Street records on May 19th, 2017.  On their latest EP, Rash offer up three tracks of ugly and raging noise damaged hardcore.  Overall, this is an amazing EP and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Rash-Skinner Box LP (2016) 

(Ger) Abkehr-In Asche LP (2017)

Country: Germany
Genre: Black Metal
Label: Sentient Ruin Laboratories
Tracks: 4
Length: 26.45'

Dear Friends in the Press and Media World Wide -  we're happy to present you with the imminent release of In Asche, the incredible debut release by German black metal enigma ABKEHR.
Abkehr play black metal the old, bloody way. Their debut LP is the first breath into this world of a swelling and pulsating black metal shadow-feeding frenzy. The recluse Northern Germany-based duo creates ominous and ravaging songs that explore the many manifestations of darkness, hopelessness, evil, and annihilation - condensing them into heathen sonic form to distill their very own expression of actual hell. Hideously and relentlessly crawling across four vast movements of pure incarnated darkness, Abkehr's In Asche is a towering and commanding work in the current underground black metal panorama, which has managed to harness the primordial savagery of bands like Craft and Judas Iscariot, the vast and enveloping hopelessness of bands like Weakling, Ash Borer and Walknut, and the visionary wretchedness of brilliant black metal anomalies like Twilight and Leviathan, to create their own personal passageway into a tormented and shadow-torn world.

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*This is some really awesome raw and filthy black metal that will definitely appeal to fans of Black Tomb, Yellow Eyes, Liturgy, and other like-minded bands.  In Asche was released on cassette via Sentient Ruin Laboratories on May 19th, 2017.  Overall, In Asche makes for a great listen.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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