Dooie Mus-S/T Demo (2016)

Country: The Netherlands
Genre: Post Hardcore, Post Rock, Emo, Screamo, Math Rock
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 6
Length: 13.0'

Dooie Mus is a two piece band from Haarlem, The Netherlands who formed in early 2016.  Dooie Mus literally means Dead Sparrow in Dutch. It's used in the expression ‘iemand blij maken met een dooie mus’ (making somebody happy with a dead sparrow) which means making somebody happy with something that turns about to be very disappointing.  Dooie Mus play a tense and chaotic style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, post rock, emo, screamo, and math rock within their sound.  Musically, Dooie Mus can be loosely compared to bands such as 1994!, Old Gray, The Pine, Cason Welles, Two Humans, Street Smart Cyclist, and Two Knights.  This is the band's debut six song demo EP, which was released on July 14th, 2016.  On their debut six song demo, Dooie Mus offer up six tracks of volatile and tense sounding post hardcore, post rock, emo, screamo, and math rock.  Overall, this is a really solid demo and is definitely worth checking out.  Great stuff.  Enjoy!

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Bitter Taste-Demo II (2016)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 5
Length: 6.0'

Bitter Taste is a four piece band from central PA, who formed in 2015, from the looks of things.  Bitter Taste play a vicious and brutal style of straight edge hardcore/punk.  Bitter Taste has a killer stripped down early 80's USHC vibe, which keeps the band from veering into the youth crew end of the straight-edge scene.  Musically, Bitter Taste can be loosely compared to bands such as CREEM, Hounds Of Hate, Warthog, and other like-minded bands.  This is the band's debut five song demo, which was released on January 22nd, 2016.  On their debut five song demo, Bitter Taste offer up five tracks of brutal stripped down early 80's USHC inspired music.  Overall, this is a really solid demo.  Great stuff.  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Die Young-No Illusions LP (2016)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Metal

Label: Good Fight Music
Tracks: 16
Length: 39.0'

Die Young is a five piece band from Houston, Texas who formed in 2002.  Die Young play a brutal style of metallic hardcore.  Musically, Die Young cite Catharsis, Trial, Earth Crisis, Sick Of It All, Madball, Tragedy, Integrity, Ringworm, Buried Alive, Indecision, Converge, Joseph Campbell, Erich Fromm, and Friedrich Nietzsche as influences.  Die Young can be loosely compared to bands such as Rise And Fall, Killing The Dream, Integrity, Axis, and Blistered.  Since forming in 2002, Die Young have released a four song EP titled Songs For The Converted in May of 2003, a six song EP titled Confessions Of A Petty Thief in November of 2003, a four song EP titled The Message in May of 2004, a seven song EP titled Survival Instinct in June of 2005, a split 7" with Generations in November of 2005, a split 7" with Invade in January of 2007, a 15 track full length LP titled Graven Images in March of 2007, a four song EP titled Loss in June of 2008, a split 7" with Confronto in April of 2014, and a six song EP titled Chosen Path in April of 2014.  No Illusions is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via Good Fight Music on August 26th, 2016.  On No Illusions, Die Young offer up sixteen tracks of brutal metallic hardcore.  Overall, No Illusions is a killer LP and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Barge-S/T LP (2016)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Powerviolence

Label: Grave Mistake
Tracks: 12
Length: 13.0'

Barge is a Richmond, VA band who formed in early 2012, from the looks of things.  Barge play a caustic, pummeling, and ultra pissed style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, and poerviolence within their sound.  Musically, Barge can be said to be influenced by bands such as Crossed Out, Sick/Tired, Infest, Negative Approach, and Left For Dead.  Since forming in 2012, Barge have released a five song demo titled Lose in March of 2012, an eight song 7" titled No Gain in March of 2013, and a two song "promotional" tape in April of 2015.  This is the band's debut full-length LP, which was released via Grave Mistake records on August 22nd, 2016.  On their self-titled debut, Barge tear their way through twelve tracks of brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, and powerviolence in a little over thirteen minutes.  Overall, this is a killer LP and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Treatment-Habit EP (2016)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Crust, Sludge, Noise Rock

Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 7
Length: 18.0'

Treatment is a three piece band from Harrisonburg, Virginia who formed in 2014, from the looks of things.  Treatment play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, crust, sludge, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, Treatment can be said to be influenced by bands such as Majority Rule, Capsule, Moutheater, Breather Resist, and Engineer.  Since forming in 2014, Treatment have released a self-titled four song demo in October of 2014.  Habit is the band's latest seven song EP, which was released on April 12th, 2016.  On Habit, Treatment offer up seven tracks of dirty and raw as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, crust, sludge, and noise rock.  Overall, Habit is a killer EP and Treatment is an absolute must listen for fans of Bone Dance, Reproacher, and Divider.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) V-Sect-Nature's Casket 10" (2016)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, D-Beat, Crust, Black Metal
Label: Atomic Action
Tracks: 7
Length: 17.0'

V-Sect is a four piece band from Rhode Island who formed in  2014.  V-Sect play a brutal and volatile as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, d-beat, crust, and death metal within their sound.  Musically, V-Sect can be loosely compared to bands such as Wound Man, Fucking Invincible, Dropdead, Rot In Hell, Vegas, Integrity, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2014, V-Sect have released a self-titled four song demo in October of 2014 and a a three song cassette titled Death Is Nature's Only Promise in March of 2015.  Nature's Casket is the band's latest seven song EP, which was released via Atomic Action records on June 15th, 2016.  On Nature's Casket, V-Sect offer up seven tracks of vicious and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, d-beat, crust, and death metal.  Overall, Nature's Casket is a killer 10" and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Hollow Sunshine-Bible Sea 12" (2016)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Punk, Lo-Fi, Dream Pop, Indie Rock

Label: Iron Pier 
Tracks: 6
Length: 18.0'

Hollow Sunshine is a two piece band from CA who formed in 2012, from the looks of things.  Hollow Sunshine play a synth heavy style of lo-fi post punk, dream pop, and indie rock.  Since forming in 2012, Hollow Sunshine have released a nine song LP titled Held Above in November of 2013, a two song 7" titled Cold Truth/I Wandered in July of 2014, a four song cassette titled Atascadero in August of 2014, a full-length LP titled Bring Gold in 2015, and a four song EP titled Burning in March of 2016.  Bible Sea is the band's latest six song EP, which was released via Iron Pier records on July 29th, 2016.  On Bible Sea, Hollow Sunshine offer up six tracks of moody and somewhat psychedelic sounding post punk, lo-fi, dream pop, and indie rock.  Overall, Bible Sea is a killer 12" and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) The Infamous Gehenna/Bleach Everything-Split 7" (2016)

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

Label: Magic Bullet
Tracks: 5
Length: 8.0'

Magic Bullet Records will release the new Heavy Metal Suicide split 7” between nihilistic West Coast hardcore faction, THE INFAMOUS GEHENNA, and cross-country-based horror hardcore/punks, BLEACH EVERYTHING, pairing two intensely physical bands comprised completely of dyed-in-the-wool DIY punk lifers.
With the EP about to make its parole into society, No Clean Singing is now streaming Heavy Metal Suicide, issuing in part of BLEACH EVERYTHING’s side, “their three tracks adhere to the philosophy that less is more — these are short, explosive flurries of bare-knuckled battering,” and offering that THE INFAMOUS GEHENNA’s tracks, “manifest different sides of this band’s violent, hate-filled blend of metal and hardcore,” and, “will indeed fuck you up.”

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Also this week, Fangoria Magazine featured a track from the BLEACH EVERYTHING side alongside an interview with the band/label owner; check it out HERE.
For maximum impact across the audio-visual spectrum, Heavy Metal Suicide was mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound, and is packaged within the bleak and non-subtle artwork of Chris Norris (aka Steak Mtn), with two cover color variations pressed: white/black/red and blue/black/red. Three vinyl colors (red, blue, white) round out the first pressing of this violent pairing. The split sees release this Friday, August 5th through Magic Bullet Recordspreorders for the blue cover 7” are available HERE, the white cover 7” HERE, and digital preorders can be placed HERE.
THE INFAMOUS GEHENNA notes of their diseased portion of the split, “Rebellion. Pain. Noise. War. Famine. Addiction. Disease. Death. Negative Hardcore. This is what makes THE INFAMOUS GEHENNA and what THE INFAMOUS GEHENNA makes.”
BLEACH EVERYTHING offers on their behalf, “We’re grateful to have had the opportunity to pair up with a band as pure, real, and as uncompromising as THE INFAMOUS GEHENNA on Heavy Metal Suicide. It’s hard to do much of anything for two decades, let alone keep together a band that demands and endangers so much of its membership every time out. They are the beating heart for a style of punk that very few can pull off in modern times, so it’s an honor to be the designated driver/lookout on another one of their relentless sonic benders.”
With its members hailing from Reno, Nevada and San Francisco, California, THE INFAMOUS GEHENNA has been nihilistically terrifying audiences for the greater part of two decades. Their contributions to Heavy Metal Suicide continue to thematically blur the lines between DIY and DUI with song titles on brand new scorchers “Looking To Score” and “Get Fucked Up!” Both tracks capture a point in the band’s ongoing lyrical narrative of life and death where there is hardly any separation between the two and both are acceptable (so long as there is an escape therein). Recorded by former Integrity member Rob Orr, this documentation captures THE INFAMOUS GEHENNA right where you want them: needing to up the dosage from last time in order to get your fix.
Now scattered between Virginia and California, BLEACH EVERYTHING turns in their third release (and second split) to date, this one fully embracing the tried and true philosophy of “short, fast, and loud,” with each song hovering around the minute flat mark. Thematically, the band tackles topics like inauthenticity (“Witch, Please”), the environmental militancy of particular Godzilla rivals (“Silk And Scales”), and the strange phenomenon of many American adults attempting to address their inner voids with incessant breeding. (Press Note)

*This is an amazing split 7" and was released via Magic Bullet records on August 5th, 2016.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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DEPRAVATION - Feast With The Rats (2016)


GENRE: Black Metal, Hardcore, Crust, Punk
FFO: Goldust, Siberian Hell Sounds, Votnut, Esoteric Youth

OK so I am really thrilled to be posting about a new release from Gießen, Germany's Depravation as we haven't heard anything from them since 2014. This band always makes me feel nostalgic for the early days of this blog. I had been obsessed with their first release, I​:​PRAEDICTVM for a while, and then their LP, II​:​MALEDICTVM came out right around the same time I started this blog, so they were one of the very first bands I talked about in the first month of this site's existence. They also later released a split with another killer band, Slowly We Rot. If you're not familiar, Depravation is such a unique sounding band. They manage to exist in today's world of hardcore but at the same time are able to incorporate elements of old school death metal & European thrash into their music unlike anyone else. Lots of intricate guitar work that manages to sound simple and just plain evil. Venomous vocals that sound like they are coming for your soul. And an unending supply of contagious riffs. Needless to say, this is one of my favorite bands and they were definitely one of the inspirations for me starting this blog in the first place.

And now, after a year and a half of people leaving the band and life just generally getting in the way, the band is back on track. This brand new EP is 4 songs that clock in at over 16 minutes. It's being released as a one-sided LP with a killer silkscreen on the backside (see above). And while it sounds like the band has gone through some changes, I'm happy to say that this still definitely sounds like the Depravation that I know and love. Everything you could want in a Black Metal Hardcore band is here on display: Creepy intros, breakneck thrash, punishing headbanging jam sessions, desperate & dark atmospherics and overall, just a killer, unmistakebly German, Hardcore EP. And that my friends, is a good thing. I hope you guys like this as much as I do, and I hope there is more to come from this band. Enjoy.

DEATH VACATION - Bones Grow Cold (2016)


GENRE: Hardcore, Punk, D-Beat, Grindcore

Death Vacation is a 4 piece, female-fronted band from NY/NJ that formed in 2015. They have released 3 cassettes prior to this 7" and everything is available for a name your price download on their Bandcamp page. Their latest is a 5-track offering that just sounds great. The production is real nice, they really have their shit together. This is just a great sounding hardcore punk band. Combine that with the volatile vocals, and you've got yourself a high-energy, pissed off toe-tapper.

RUINAS - Self Titled (2016)


GENRE: Sludge, Crust, Metal, Stenchcore

Ruinas are from Buenos Aires, Argentina and were born in April 2013 after the dissolution of Human Horror in 2012. From what I can tell from rough translations, they started as a 3 piece and put out a demo & a split. In mid-2014, a 4th member was added, beginning a new era for the band with female vocals. Fast forward to now and we have a devastatingly heavy 7 track, Self Titled Album. I don't know what else to say about it. It's super sludgey, super heavy, super crusty. And all with killer grooves ripe for slow headbanging. Think of a slowed down Doom, Heartless or His Hero Is Gone.

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DODECAD-Impotence/Growth 12" (2016)

Country: USA
Genre: Sludge, Doom, Noise Rock, Math Rock

Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 6
Length: 26.0'

DODECAD is a three piece band from Missouri who formed in 2014, from the looks of things,  DODECAD play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of sludge, doom, noise rock, and math rock within their sound.  Musically, DODECAD can be said to be influenced by bands such as Playing Enemy, Botch, Oxes, Achilles, Coalesce and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2014, DODECAD have released a three song EP titled Impotence in July of 2015 and a three song EP titled Growth in October of 2015.  Impotence/Growth is the band's latest six song 12", which compiles both EPs onto one 12".  On Impotence/Growth, DODECAD offer up six songs of raw and vicious as fuck sounding sludge, doom, noise rock, and math rock.  Overall, Impotence/Growth is a killer LP and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Pregnancy Pact-A Better Hill To Die On EP (2016)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Hardcore, Punk, Emo, Screamo
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 4
Length: 10.0'

Pregnancy Pact is a four piece band from Chicago, Illinois who formed in early 2016.  Pregnancy Pact play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, punk, emo, and screamo within their sound.  Musically, Pregnancy Pact can be said to be influenced by bands such as Calculator, Logs, Laurtec, and other like-minded bands.  A Better Hill To Die on is the bands' debut four song EP, which was released on March 29th, 2016.  On A Better Hill To Die On, Pregnancy Pact offer up four tracks of tense urgent sounding post hardcore, punk, emo, and screamo.  Overall, A Better Hill To Die On makes for a killer listen.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Ketch-The Anthems Of Dread LP (2016)

Country: USA
Genre: Doom, Sludge, Metal

Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 6
Length: 38.0'

Ketch is a five piece band from Arvada, Colorado who formed in 2013, from the looks of things.  Ketch play an oppresively heavy style of music that incorporates elements of doom, sludge, and metal within their sound.  Musically, Ketch can be said to be influenced by band such as Eyehategod, Neurosis, Old Man Gloom, Buzzoven, Grief, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2013, Ketch have released a self-titled four song EP in November of 2014.  The Anthems Of Dread is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released on April 16th, 2016.  On The Anthems Of Dread, Ketch offer up six tracks of ominous and heavy as fuck sounding doom, sludge, and metal.  Overall, The Anthems Of Dread is a killer LP and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Single Mothers-Meltdown EP (2016)

Country: USA
Genre: Punk
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 5
Length: 11.0'

Single Mothers are a London, Ontario based band who formed in 2008.  Single Mothers play a driving, angular, tense, and gritty style of punk.  Since forming in 2008, Single Mothers have released a self-titled four song EP in July of 2011, a three song EP titled Wild Party in March of 2012, and a ten song LP titled Negative Qualities in October of 2012.  Meltdown is the band's latest five song EP, which was released on August 26th, 2016.  On Meltdown, Single Mothers offer up five tracks of gritty and tense sounding punk music.  Overall, Meltdown makes for a killer listen.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Moment- Thick & Unwieldy From All Our Layers: A Discography (2016)

Country: USA
Genre: Punk, Post Hardcore

Label: Tor Johnson/All About Records/Teeth Like Swords
Tracks: 27
Length: 65.0'

This release is over 4 years in the planning. Tor Johnson Records along with All About Records and Teeth Like Swords are releasing a double LP discography from a band named Moment. They were a Boston area band from the late 90s-early 00s. Starting in the suburban VFW/DIY scene, Moment went on to have a huge hand in kickstarting and breathing life into the Boston basement scene. The record comes in a hand letter-pressed and silk-screened chipboard jacket with a hand embossed insert and includes all the music the band ever recorded including unreleased songs.  (Press Note)

*FFO; Lifetime, Make Do And Mend, early Title Fight, The Movielife

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Burn Your Highness-Pisslife/Happiness LP (2016)

Country: Sweden
Genre: Doom, Sludge, Metal
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 5
Length: 44.0'

Burn Your Highness is a Sweden based band who formed in 2012, from the looks of things.  Burn Your Highness play a raw and dirty style of music that incorporates elements of doom, sludge, and stoner metal within their sound.  Burn Your Highness cite Unsane, Sleep, Bongzilla, Charles Bukowski, Iron Monkey, Seventh Void, Eyehategod, Helmet, Yob, Ohm, Kyuss, Grief, Godflesh, and Dark Castle as influences, which definitely show up in the band's sound and style.  Since forming in 2012, Burn Your Highness have released an eight song LP titled We Drank Heavily in October of 2012, a ten song LP titled Russian Beer Dance in May of 2013, an a three song EP titled Hell Is A Lonely Place in May of 2013.  Pisslife/Happiness is the band's latest five track LP, which was released on April 24th, 2016.  On Pisslife/Happiness, Burn Your Highness offer up five tracks of filthy, raw, and lo-fi sounding doom, sludge, and stoner metal.  Overall, Pisslife/Happiness makes for a killer listen.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Drug-Infinite Stimulant EP (2016)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Punk, Punk, Garage Rock, Shoegaze
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 5
Length: 12.0'

Drug is a five piece band from Tampa, Florida who formed in 2016, from the looks of things.  Drug play a driving, tense and frenetic style of music that incorporates elements of post punk, punk, garage rock, and shoegaze within their sound.  Musically, Drug can be said to be influenced by bands such as The Estranged, Creative Adult, Culture Abuse, Wipers, Hot Snakes, and other like-minded bands.  Infinite Stimulant is the band's debut five song EP, which was released on May 13th, 2016.  On Infinite Stimulant, Drug offer up five tracks of dark, moody, and tense sounding post punk, punk, garage rock, and shoegaze.  Overall, Infinite Stimulant is a killer EP and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Lace-"My Mask Is Off" Demo (2016)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 6
Length: 10.0'

Lace is a five piece band from Houston, Texas who formed in 2016, from the looks of things.  Lace play a raw, caustic, and volatile as fuck style of hardcore and punk.  Musically, Lace can be loosely compared to bands such as Repos, Aerosols, and Raw Nerve.  This is the band's debut six track demo, which was released on August 1st, 2016.  On their debut six song demo, Lace offer up six tracks of raw, filthy, and completely blown out hardcore and punk.  Overall, "My Mask Is Off" makes for a killer listen.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Jesus Fucking Christ


ive wanted to post these guys forever but just hadn't gotten around to it so now here they are. this is one of dave eds side projects. however don't go into this thinking youre gonna hear anything like modern day neurosis. these guys were/are? some snotty thrashtastic bay area metallic punk rock of the highest order. guess if you wanted to draw a neurosis comparison it could be a little like "pain of mind" era material. included is both full lengths, the 2nd being my favorite of two just because dave ed takes over more vocal duties and his brand of cookie monster bark is just the perfect amount of over the top, and that album is a little darker over all. also included is the star fucking hipsters split. its low quality but its the only rip ive ever been able to find. still worth a listen. get sacrilegious.

Full Bloom-Demo (2016)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk

Label: self-Released
Tracks: 3
Length: 4.0'

Full Bloom is a new band from Detroit, Michigan who formed in 2016.  This five piece band play a brutal, yet slightly melodic style of hardcore/punk.  Musically, Full Bloom can be loosely compared to bands such as Incendiary, Kerouac, Violent Sons, and other like-minded bands.  This is the band's debut three song demo, which was released on August 8th, 2016.  On their debut three track demo, Full Blown offer up some killer hardcore jams that are definitely worth checking out.  Great stuff.  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Shallow Cuts-Empty Beach Town LP (2016)

Country: USA
Genre: Punk, Grunge, Indie Rock

Label: No Idea
Tracks: 12
Length: 25.0'

Shallow Cuts is a three piece band from Minneapolis, MN and San Diego, CA who formed in early 2014, from the looks of things.  Shallow Cuts features member of Dan Padilla, Madison Bloobbath, Dear Landlord, and Gateway District.  Musically,  Shallow Cuts can be loosely compared to bands such as The Replacements, Hot Water Music, Jawbreaker, Beach Slang, and other-like minded bands.  Since forming in 2014, Shallow Cuts have released a four song EP titled Storm Watch in September of 2014 and a split 7" with Radon in November of 2015.  Empty Beach Town is the band's debut full-length LP, which was released via No Idea records on July 8th, 2016.  On Empty Beach Town, Shallow Cuts offer up twelve tracks of energetic, melodic, and catchy as hell sounding punk, grunge, and indie rock.  Overall, Empty Beach Town is a killer LP and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Yeesh-Confirmation Bias LP (2016)

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

Label: Tiny Engines
Tracks: 10
Length: 32.0'

Yeesh is a three piece band from Chicago, Illinois who formed in 2008.  Yeesh play a tense, frenetic, dynamic, and angular style of music that incorporates elements of post punk, punk, grunge, and indie rock within their sound.  Musically, Yeesh can be said to be influenced by bands such as Haymarket Riot, Hot Snakes, Drive Like Jehu, The Nervous System, Hoover, Gravity Index, and other-like minded bands.  Since forming in 2008, Yeesh have released a four song EP titled Little Stabs Of Happiness in December of 2010, a five song self-titled EP in September of 2013, and a ten song LP titled No Problem in March of 2015.  Confirmation Bias is the band's second full-length LP, which was released via Tiny Engines records on July 22nd, 2016.  On Confirmation Bias, Yeesh offer up ten tracks of tense and frenetic sounding post punk, punk, grunge, and indie rock.  Overall, Confirmation Bias is a killer LP.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Black Shape Of Nexus-Carrier 2X LP (2016)

Country: Germany
Genre: Doom, Sludge, Post Metal
Label: Exile On Mainstream
Tracks: 6
Length: 49.0'

Black Shape Of Nexus is a six piece band from Mannheim, Germany who formed in 2005.  Black Shape Of Nexus play an ominous and oppressive style of doom, sludge, and ambient post metal.  Musically, Black Shape Of Nexus can be said to be influenced by bands such as Neurosis, Amen Ra, Isis, Eyehategod, and Old Man Gloom.  Since forming in 2005, Black Shape Of Nexus have released a four song self-titled demo in June of 2006, a split LP with Crowskin in June of 2008, a self-titled LP in January of 2008, a full-length LP titled Microbarome Meetings in July of 2008, a solit LP with Kodiak in April of 2010, a five song LP titled Mannheim in December of 2012,  appeared on Clone-play slow.die fast compilation in November of 2012, a seven song LP titled Negative Black in April of 2012, a split LP with Lazarus Blackstar in March of 2014, a digital single titled Sachsenheim in January of 2015, a digital single titled VII in Julyof 2015, a discography of unreleased material titlerd Nothing New-10 Years Of Fresh Air Enjoyment in December of 2015, and appeared on the A Fucking Tribute To Hellhammer compilation in July of 2016.  Carrier is the band's latest full-length double LP, which was released via Mainstream records on March 18th, 2016.  On Carrier, Black Shape Of Nexus offer up six tracks of dark, ominous, and stark as fuck sounding doom, sludge, and post metal.  Overall, Carrier is a killer LP and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Okus-Scourge LP (2016)

Country: Ireland
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Crust, Doom, Grindcore
Label: Distro-y/Chainbreaker Records
Tracks: 10
Length: 41.0'

Okus is a four piece band from Drogheda, Ireland who formed in 2013, from the looks of things.  Okus features members of ex members of : Dagda, Bleeding Rectum, Scavenger, War Iron, TTOW, and Fuckhammer.  Okus play a scathing and vicious style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, crust, doom, and grindcore within their sound.  Musically, Okus can be loosely compared to bands such as Hammers, Geist, SVFFER, Grinding Halt, and Resurrectionists.  Scourge is the band's debut full-length LP, which was released via Distro-y and Chainbreaker records on June 2nd, 2016.  On Scourge, Okus offer up ten tracks of brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, crust, doom, and grindcore.  Overall, Scourge is a killer LP and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Big Eyes-Stake My Claim LP (2016)

Country: USA
Genre: Punk, Grunge, Indie Rock

Label: Don Giovanni
Tracks: 10
Length: 23.0'

Big Eyes is a four piece band from NYC fronted by Kait Eldridge who formed in October of 2009.  Big Eyes play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of punk, grunge, and indie rock within their sound.  Musically, Big Eyes can be loosely compared to bands such as California X, Thin Lips, Cheap Girls, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2009, Big Eyes have released a four song self-titled demo in August of 2010, a two song 7" Why Can't I in January of 2011, a twelve song LP titled Hard Life in August of 2011, a two song 7" titled Back From The Moon/I Don't Care About Friday Night in April of 2012, a split 7" with Audacity in January of 2013, a split 7" with Mean Jeans in January of 2013, an eleven song LP titled Almost Famous in May of 2013, a split 7" with Post Teens in May of 2014, and a two song 7" titled Local Celebrity in October of 2015.  Stake My Claim is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via Don Giovanni records on August 19th, 2016.  On Stake My Claim, Big Eyes offer up ten tracks of catchy as hell sounding punk, grunge, and indie rock.  Overall, Stake My Claim is a killer LP and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Happy Diving-Electric Soul Unity LP (2016)

Country: USA
Genre: Punk, Grunge, Alt. Rock, Indie Rock

Label: Topshelf Records
Tracks: 12
Length: 30.0'


Happy Diving is a four piece band from Oakland, California who formed in September of 2013.  Happy Diving play a catchy as hell sounding style of music that incorporates elements punk, grunge, 90's alt. rock, and indie rock within their style.  Musically, Happy Diving can be loosely compared to bands such as Big Eyes, California X, Potty Mouth, and other like-minded bands.  Since their inception in 2013, Happy Diving have released a self-titled four song cassette in January of 2014, a ten song LP titled Big World in November of 2014, and a two song 7" titled So Bunted in July of 2015.  Electric Soul Unity is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via Topshelf records on August 19th, 2016.  On Electric Soul Unity, Happy Diving offer up twelve songs of infectiously catchy punk, grunge, alt. rock, and indie rock.  Overall, Electric Soul Unity is an amazing LP and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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MALEVICH - Only The Flies (2016)


GENRE: Blackened Metal, Noise, Grind, Hardcore
FFO: I really don't fucking know, OK?!!?

Well this is something for sure. 30 minutes of brutal, experimental hardcore chaos at it's finest. Malevich is a blackened metallic hardcore from Atlanta, GA whose members have had previous experience in the bands Juna, Pallow, Nurture, Some Mistakes, and Under a Sky So Blue. These 10 songs are all over the place. Some are experimental hardcore, some are grind, some are atmospheric, and some are just straight up noise. And it's glorious. If you like crazy shit like this, you'll definitely want to check Malevich out. This is also available for purchase as a cassette at their Bandcamp page.

I HOPE YOU DIE - Превращая Свободу В Рабство (2016)


GENRE: Metal, Crust, Hardcore Punk
FFO: Nine Eleven, Tragedy, Masakari

I Hope You Die is a band from Grodno, Belarus who have been around for at least a year or two, releasing a demo plus a few other tracks in early 2015. But just yesterday they unleashed a killer 7-track release that I am really digging. The recording is really raw but it never sounds out of control or over the edge, if that makes any sense. This reminds me of so many things, it's hard to pinpoint. It's very metallic but has a lot of D-Beat elements to it, along with some really interesting and intricate breakdowns. Cool stuff.

Torture Love-They Came Crawling LP (2016)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Punk, Punk

Label: Protagonist Music
Tracks: 9
Length: 28.0'

Torture Love is a four piece band from Chicago, Illinois who formed in 2012.  Torture Love play a tense, dark, and frenetic style of post punk and punk.  Musically, Torture Love can be loosely compared to bands such as Criminal Code, Cult Values, Total Control, and Death To Lovers.  Since forming in 2012, Torture Love have released a six song EP titled No Light in May of 2012 and a six song EP titled Tape # 2 in August of 2013.  They Came Crawling is the band's debut full-length LP, which was released via Protagonist Music on June 3rd, 2013.  On They Came Crawling, Torture Love offer up nine tracks of tense, dark, and moody post punk and punk.  Overall, They Came Crawling is a killer LP.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Torture Love-Tape #2 (2013)
Torture Love-No Light EP (2012)

Null-Sleepwalking Days LP (2016)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Punk, Grunge, Death Rock
Label: IFB/ Salt Pepper/Social Cancer Records
Tracks: 6
Length: 36.0'

Null is a four piece band from Birmingham, Alabama who formed in 2014, from the looks of things.  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 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.  Sleepwalking Days is the band's debut LP, which was released via IFB, Salt Pepper and Social Cancer records on March 25th, 2016.  On Sleepwalking Days, Null offers up six tracks of killer post punk, grunge, and death rock.  Overall, Sleepwalking Days is a killer LP and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Self Defense Family/Null-Split 7" (2016)













On this split effort, SDF augment their ever-growing catalog of output with another melancholy and affecting tune. Combining melody, repetition, and offset male and female vocals with varied instrumentation; this song continues their history of creativity in an often generic musical landscape. Null bring forth a somewhat darker, layered, and yet more minimalistic track, with a bit of a doomy, experimental, almost post-punk meets funeral feel. Mastered by Will Killingsworth at Dead Air Studios. Each record comes with a download code. (Press Note)

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Self Defense Family-Superior 12" (2016) 

 

Thronetorcher-S/T 7" (2016)

Country: Canada
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Grindcore, Noise Rock
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 2
Length: 7.0'


Thronetorcher is a three piece band from Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada, who formed in late 2015, from the looks of things.  Thronetorcher play a mind numbing style of hardcore, punk, grindcore, and noise rock.  Musically, Thronetorcher can be said to be influenced by bands such as Orchid, Pg. 99, Jesuit, Some Girls, and more modern bands such as United Nations.  This is the band's debut two track 7", which was released on January 25th, 2016.  On their debut two song offering, Thronetorcher offer up two tracks of scathing, unhinged, and chaotic hardcore, punk, grindcore, and noise rock.  Overall, Thronetorcher have absolutely nailed it on their debut two song 7".  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Severed+Said-Pyrrhic Fortunes Cassette (2016)

Country: USA
Genre: Cold Wave, Dark Wave
Label: Dead Tank/Popnihil Records
Tracks: 5
Length: 23.0'

Severed+Said is a cold wave, dark wave, and ambient experimental synth band from Florida who formed in 2014, from the looks of things.  Severed+Said play a self-described style of experimental cold wave and dark wave dubbed "tension groove", which is a pretty apt description for the band's sound as far as I'm concerned.  Pyrrhic Fortunes is the band's debut five song cassette, which was released via Dead Tank and Popnihil records on July 15th, 2016.  On Pyrrhic Fortunes, Severed+Said offer up five songs of dark, pulsating, and tense sounding instrumental synth driven cold wave and dark wave.  Overall, Pyrrhic Fortunes makes for a killer listen.  Great stuff!  Enjoy!

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Ether Hawk-S/T Cassette (2015)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk

Label: Protagonist Music
Tracks: 5
Length: 13.0'

Ether Hawk was a short lived band from the US featuring members of Milemarker, Planes Mistaken For Stars, and Pelican.  Ether Hawk played a raw and edgy style of hardcore and punk with killer vocals from Al Burian (Burn Collector, Milemarker, Etc.)  Ether Hawk pretty much sounds like a mixture of  Planes Mistaken For Stars and Milemarker.  Ether Hawk's sound is driving, tense, and has a really cool rock and roll vibe.  Sadly, this is the band's only recorded output and was Ether Hawk disbanded after Al Burian moved to Germany.  This is the band's self-titled five song cassette, which was released via Protagonist Music on October October 10th, 2015.  Overall, this is a killer EP and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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SPREAD THE VIRUS - Welcome Bacteria

I'm happy to announce that BACTERIA will now be contributing to the blog, all the way form Belgium. Some of you may know her from her killer weekly internet radio show, Spreading The Virus, which features 2 hours of Powerviolence, Grind, Mince, Fastcore, HxC Punk, etc etc. every Wednesday. In between those shows, be on the lookout here for Bacteria to share nasty little goodies as she deems them worthy. Feel free to welcome her and be sure to check out her show at the links below:


http://infest-station.blogspot.be
https://www.facebook.com/spreadingthevirus
http://www.youtube.com/user/bacterie7
http://www.mixcloud.com/Bacteriargh
http://myradiostream.com/bacteria
http://coreofdestructionradio.com

BRAZEN BULL - Soirée (2016)


GENRE: Experimental, Mathcore, Technical Grindcore
FFO: Isetta, The Chariot, Hayworth, An Isle Ate Her

Brazen Bull is a Brisbane, Australia based technical grindcore act formed in 2007. Known for technical stop-start guitar work, illuminating and punishing bass, uncompromising vocal destruction, and skilfully obscure blast style percussion.

OATHBREAKER "10:56" / "Second Son of R." (Official Video)


I can't wait for this Goddamned record. http://theoathbreakerreigns.com/

Angry Gods-The Clearing LP (2016)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Sludge, Noise Rock
Label: Hip Kid/Kid Sister Everything 
Tracks: 9
Length: 29.0'

Holy fuck!  Where did this band come from and how come I've never heard about them before?  Thanks to whoever dropped the link in the blog's shoutbox.  Angry Gods are a five piece band from Chicago Illinois who formed in 2011, featuring members of Harps Of Tartarus, Boiling Over, and Scouts Honor.  Angry Gods play a dirty and heavy as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, sludge, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, Angry Gods can be said to be influenced by bands such as Botch, Breather Resist, Achilles, Breather Resist, and Bone Dance.  Since forming in 2011, Angry Gods have released a two song EP titled Concrete Distortion in June of 2012, a two song EP titled Greyed Delay/Swell in September of 2013, and a two song EP titled Pressure Contained/ The Mass in March of 2014.  The Clearing is the band's debut full-length LP, which was released via Hip Kid and Kid Sister Everything records on August 11th, 2016.  On The Clearing, Angry Gods offer up nine tracks of sludge influenced/noise damaged hardcore.  Overall, The Clearing is an amazing LP and Angry Gods are an absolute must listen for fans of Canyons, Divider, and other like-minded bands.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Ferals-Buried EP (2016)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, D-Beat
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 4
Length: 3.0'

Ferals are a four piece band from Appleton, Wisconsin who formed in late 2015, from the looks of things.  Ferals play a blistering, caustic, and chaotic style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, and d-beat within their sound.  Since forming in 2015, Ferals have released a self-titled five song demo in December of 2015.  Buried is the band's latest four song EP, which was released on May 31st, 2016.  On Buried, Ferals offer up four tracks of blistering and seething hardcore, punk, crust, and d-beat.  Overall, Buried is a killer EP and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Northwoods-S/T EP (2016)

Country: Italy
Genre: Hardcore, Punk
Label: UA Records
Tracks: 3
Length: 8.0'

Northwoods is a three piece band from Perugia, Italy who formed in early 2016, from the looks of things.  Northwoods features members of Vento D'ottobre, (A)TOLL and Desource and cite Converge, Mastodon, and Botch as influences.  Northwoods play an interesting style of metallic modern hardcore.  This is the band's debut three song EP, which was released as a one sided 12" via UA records on July 26th, 2016.  On their three song self-titled debut.  Northwoods offerup three tracks of brutal and caustic sounding metallic hardcore.  Overall, this is a killer EP and should not be missed.  Great stuff!  Enjoy!

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Careless / Sans Visage / Det Är Därför Vi Bygger Städer-Split 12" (2016)

Country: Sweden/Japan
Genre: Post Hardcore, Punk, Emo, Screamo
Label: Through Love, Miss The Stars, Kakusan, Samegrey-Dingleberry, Zilpzalp, Structures//Agony, Don't Live Like Me,   Rubayiat Records
Tracks: 6
Length: 19.0'

Here's a killer 3-way split 12" featuring new material from Sweden's Careless, Japan's Sans Visage, and Sweden's Det Är Därför Vi Bygger Städer.  The first band on the split is Stockholm, Sweden's Careless.  Careless is a five piece post hardcore, emo, and screamo band who formed in September of 2012.  Careless play a tense, urgent, and somewhat melodic style of music that's reminiscent of bands such as Suis La Lune, Old Gray, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2012, Careless have released a four song self-titled EP in November of 2012, a five song 7" titled Recording Static in August of 2013, and a ten song LP titled I Wish You Away in February of 2015.  On their side of the split, Careless offer up two tracks of killer post hardcore, emo, and screamo.   The second two songs on the split come courtesy of Det Är Därför Vi Bygger Städer.  Det Är Därför Vi Bygger Städer is a three piece band from Stockholm, Sweden who formed in 2015.  Det Är Därför Vi Bygger Städer play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, punk, and screamo within their sound.  Musically, Det Är Därför Vi Bygger Städer can be said to be influenced by bands such as Saetia, Caetena Collapse, Daitro, La Quiete, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2014, Det Är Därför Vi Bygger Städer have released a split 7" with mятеж, a split 7" with Coma Regalia, and a split 7" with Kotsuya Kaiden.  On their side of the split, Det Är Därför Vi Bygger Städer offer up two tracks of tense, urgent, and volatile post hardcore, screamo, and emo.   The last two tracks on the LP come courtesy of Sans Visage.  Sans Visage is a three piece band from Tokyo, Japan who formed in early 2014, from the looks of things.  Sans Visage play a chaotic and volatile style of music that incorporates elements of emotive hardcore and screamo within their sound.  Musically, Sans Visage can be said to be influenced by bands such as Saetia, Orchid, Funeral Diner, and La Quiete.  Since forming in 2014, Sans Visage have released a three song demo in March of 2014 and a second demo in March of 2015.  .   Overall, this is a killer split 12" and should not be missed. Highly recommended!  Enjoy!  This album was released via Through Love, Miss The Stars, Kakusan, Samegrey-Dingleberry, Zilpzalp, Structures//Agony, Don't Live Like Me, and Rubayiat Records on June 17th, 2016.

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Vermin Womb-Permanence 12" (2014)

Country: USA
Genre: Black Metal, Doom, Crust, Grindcore

Label: Throatruiner Records
Tracks: 6
Length: 18.0'

Vermin Womb is a three piece band from Denver, Colorado who formed in 2013, from the looks of things.  Vermin Womb features Ethan Lee McCarthy of Primitive Man and Clinging To The Trees Of A Forest Fire on guitars and vocals.  Vermin Womb play a brutal and vicious as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of black metal, doom, crust, and grindcore within their sound.  Permanence is the band's debut six song 12", which was released via Throatruiner records on September 1st, 2014.  On Permanence Vermin Womb offer up six tracks of filthy and dense as fuck sounding black metal, doom, crust, and grindcore.  Overall, Permanence is a killer EP and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Caveman Cult-Savage War Is Destiny LP (2016)

Country: USA
Genre: Black Metal, Crust, Sludge
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 11
Length: 31.0'

Caveman Cult is a three piece Florida based band who formed in early 2014, from the looks of things.  Cavemen Cult play a raw and filthy style of music that incorporates elements of black metal, crust, and sludge within their sound.  Musically, Caveman Cult can be loosely compared to bands such as Gehenna, Vegas, Fistula, Hexis, and other like-minded bands.  Since  forming in 2014, Caveman Cult have released a six song LP titled Rituals Of Savagery in November of 2014 and a demo cassette titled Barbaric Bloodlust in April of 2016.  Savage War Is Destiny is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released on May 17th, 2016.  On Savage War Is Destiny, Caveman Cult offer up eleven tracks of raw, filthy, and brutal as fuck sounding black metal, crust, and sludge.  Overall, Savage War Is Destiny is a killer LP and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Caveman Cult-Rituals Of Savagery Cs. (2014)

Moth Slasher-S/T EP (2016)

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

Label: The Devil Music Group
Tracks: 6
Length: 22.0'

Moth Slasher is a three piece band from Evansville, Indiana who formed in 2015, from the looks of things.  Moth Slasher play a raw, dirty, and blown-out style of music that incorporates elements of punk, grunge, noise rock, and death rock within their sound. Musically, Moth Slasher can be said to be influenced by bands such as Cult Ritual, Brown Sugar, Destruction, Buildings, and Hawks.  This is the band's debut six song EP, which was released via The Devil Music Group on July 26th, 2016.  On their self-titled six song debut, Moth Slasher offer up a really solid EP chock full of dirty, fuzzed-out, and blown-out punk, grunge, noise rock, and death rock.  Overall, this is a killer EP and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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