Barus


french progressive black/death metal. shits rill gud. kind of reminds me of a combo of deathspell omega and svart crown but with a darker, doomier atmospheric side. a couple of these guys are also in maieutiste. also rill gud

Meditations In Affinity-Bond Volume I-Life In A Vacuum / Canyons / Crowning / Hundreds Of Au-Four Way Split 7" (2019)

Country: Canada/USA
Genre: Post Punk, Noise Rock, Hardcore, Punk, Sludge, Screamo, Emoviolence
Label: The Ghost Is Clear/Zegema Beach
Tracks: 4
Length: 12.25'

Here's a killer split featuring new material from Toronto, Canada's Life In A Vacuum, Kansas City, Missouri's Canyons, Chicago Illinois' Crowning, and New York's Hundreds Of Au.  Track one comes courtesy of  Life In A Vacuum.  Life In A Vacuum is a three piece band from Toronto, Ontario who formed in 2006.  Life In A Vacuum play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, post punk, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, Life In A Vacuum can be loosely compared to bands such as Drive Like Jehu, Hot Snakes, Shotmaker, North Of America, Metz, Blue Youth, USA Nails and other like-minded bands.  Song two comes courtesy of Canyons.  Canyons is a four piece band from Kansas City, Missouri who formed in 2008.  Canyons play a loud, dirty, and completely blown-out style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, sludge, post hardcore, and noise rock.  Canyons can be said to be influenced by bands such as Fight Amp, Coalesce, Botch, Breather Resist, Engineer, and other like-minded bands.  Track three comes courtesy of Crowning.  Crowning is a four piece band from Chicago, Illinois who formed in 2017, from the looks of things.  Crowning features members of Itto, so going on that alone, you know you're in for something truly special.  Crowning play a chaotic and volatile style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, screamo, and emoviolence within their sound.  Musically, Crowning can be loosely compared to bands such as Off Minor, Ampere, Orchid, Jerome's Dream, and other like-minded bands.  Finally, song number four comes courtesy of Hundreds Of Au.  Hundreds Of AU is a three piece band from Albany, NY who formed in 2017, from the looks of things.  Hundreds Of AU features Tom Schlatter on guitars and vocals, who is best known for his work in bands that include You And I, The Assistant, Black Kites, Less Life, Capacities, and What Of Us.  Hundreds Of AU play a vicious, scathing, and chaotic style of music that incorporates hardcore, punk, and screamo within their sound.  Overall, this is a killer 7" and definitely should not be missed!  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!  Meditations In Affinity-Bond Volume I was released via The Ghost Is Clear and Zegema Beach Records on May 10th, 2019.

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IEATHEARTATTACKS-Please Just Dance Death+Hello Cole Porter LP (2019)

Country: Norway
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Screamo

Label: Zegema Beach
Tracks: 12
Length: 24.50'

IEATHEARTATTACKS is a three piece band from Harpefoss, Noraw who formed in 2012, from the looks of things.  IEATHEARTATTACKS play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, and screamo within their sound.  Musically, IEATHEARTATTACKS can be loosely compared to bands such as Transistor Transistor, Logs, Wolverines, Kaospilot, JR Ewing, The Blood Brothers, The Lack, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2012, IEATHEARTATTACKS have released a two song EP titled And The Pianos Become The Teeth in November of 2012, a four song EP titled You Don't Need Oxygen To Walk On This Fake Moon in March of 2013, a three song EP titled Hello Cole Porter in April of 2015, a digital single titled Drowning Is My New Favorite Thing in October of 2016, and a nine song LP titled Please Just Dance Death in February of 2017.  Please Dance Death+Hello Cole Porter is the band's latest LP, which compiles the band's Please Just Dance Death and Hello Cole Porter EP and LP, which was released via Zegema Beach records on March 20th, 2019.  On Please Just Dance Death+Hello Cole Porter, IEATHEARTATTACKS offer up twelve tracks of killer hardcore, punk, and screamo.  Overall, Please Just Dance Death+Hello Cole Porter makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Apparition-EP 2019 (2019)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Thrash
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 8
Length: 5.25'

Apparition is a four piece band from Athens, Georgia who formed in 2017, from the looks of things.  Apparition play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, and thrash within their sound.  Musically, Apparition can be loosely compared to bands such as Intercourse, Knife Hits, The Repos, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2017, Apparition have released a self-titled demo in July of 2017.  This is the band's latest EP, which was released on May 11th, 2019.  On their latest EP, Apparition offer up eight tracks of scathing, vicious, and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, and thrash.  Overall, Apparition's latest EP makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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BEDTIMEMAGIC/Easter Bloodhounds- (Turn The Bass Down, You Fucks) Split EP (2019)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Noise Rock, Grunge Doom, Sludge
Label: Friends Release Records Together
Tracks: 7
Length: 22.25'

Here's a killer split EP featuring new material from Boston MA's BEDTIMEMAGIC and Boston MA's Easter Bloodhounds.  BEDTIMEMAGIC is a two piece band from Boston MA who formed in 2014.  BEDTIMEMAGIC play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, BEDTIMEMAGIC can be loosley compared to bands such as Intercourse, Tongue Party, Pink, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2014, BEDTIMEMAGIC have released a "Practice" EP in July of 2014, a five song EP titled Extra Firm in October of 2015, a digital single titled Comforter in September of 2016, a five song live EP titled Live on WEMF in December of 2016, a split EP with Knock Over City in July of 2017, and an eleven song LP titled Rides The Lowell Train in Occtober of 2018.  On their side of the split, BEDTIMEMAGIC offer up four tracks of spazzy, blown out, and completely unhinged hardcore, punk, and noise rock.  Easter Bloodhounds are the second band on the split.  Easter Bloodhounds are a two piece band form Boston MA who formed in 2006, from the looks of things.  Easter Bloodhounds play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of punk, grunge doom, metal, sludge, and noise rock within their sound.  Since forming in 2006, Easter Bloodhounds have released a self-titled LP in January of 2007, a six song LP titled No Color in November of 2012, a three song EP titled Winter in January of 2014, a two song EP titled The End Of You in January of 2017, a nine song LP titled Written, Recorded, Forgotten Vol. I in July of 2018, and a nine song LP titled Written, Recorded, Forgotten Vol. II in July of 2018.  On their side of the split, Easter Bloodhounds offer up three tracks of killer punk, grunge, doom, sludge ,and noise rock.  Overall, this split makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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BEDTIMEMAGIC-Rides The Lowell Train LP (2018)

Archivist-Triumvirate LP (2019)

Country: Austria, Germany, United Kingdom
Genre: Black Metal, Post Metal, Post Hardcore, Crust, Blackgaze
Label: Alerta Anrtifascista
Tracks: 8
Length: 49.30'


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 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 and a ten song LP titled Construct in April of 2017.  Triumvirate is the band's latest full length LP, which was released on April 28th, 2019.  On Triumvirate, Archivist offer up eight tracks of bleak, oppressive, and crushing black metal, post metal, post hardcore, crust, and blackgaze.  Overall, Triumvirate makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!  Triumvirate is slated for release as a double LP via Alerta Antifascista records later this summer!

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(CAN) Big Brave-A Gaze Among Them LP (2019)

Country: Canada
Genre: Shoegaze, Doom, Experimental Noise
Label: Southern Lord
Tracks: 5
Length: 38.20'

Big Brave are a two piece band from Montreal, Quebec who formed in 2012.  Big Brave play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of shoegaze, doom, and experimental noise within their sound.  Musically, Big Brave can be loosely compared to bands such as True Widow, King Woman, Spotlights, Helms Alee, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2014, Big Brave have released an eight song LP titled Feral Verdure in September of 2014, a five song LP titled Au De La in September of 2015, and a three song LP titled Ardor in September of 2017.  A Gaze Among Them is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via Southern Lord records on May 10th, 2019.  On A Gaze Among Them, Big Brave offer up five tracks of dreamy, atmospheric, and explosively heavy sounding shoegaze, doom, and experimental noise.  Overall, A Gaze Among Them makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Voice Of Crows-Cyber Demonstration (2019)

Country: USA 
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Crust, Death Metal, Grindcore
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 12
Length: 7.40'

Holy shit!  This absolutely rips!  Voice Of Crows is a band from Columbus, Ohio who formed in 2016, from the looks of things.  Voice Of Crows play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, crust, death metal, and grindcore, within their sound.  Musically, Voice Of Crows can be loosely compared to bands such as SVFFER, WVRM, Process Of Inhumanity, Glitterbomb, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2016, Voice Of Crows have released a six song summer demo in July of 2016, a self-titled cassette in February of 2017, and a two song EP titled Igor 2015 in April of 2019.  Cyber Demonstration is the band's latest EP, which was released on April 22nd, 2019.  On their latest EP, Voice Of Crows offer up twelve tracks of scathing, vicious, and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, death metal, crust, and grindcore.  Overall, Cyber Demonstration makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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No Sun Rises-Ascent/Decay 12" (2019)

Country: Germany
Genre: Post Metal, Black Metal, Post Rock, Blackgaze
Label: Alerta Antifascista, Nothing To Harvest, Maniyax, Shove
Tracks: 6
Length: 43.0'

No Sun Rises is a five piece band from Munster, Germany who formed in 2016, from the looks of things.  No Sun Rises play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post metal, black metal, post rock, and blackgaze within their sound.  Musically, No Sun Rises can be loosely compared to bands such as Archivist, Nightgrave, Deafheaven, Nightgrave, Ashbringer, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2016, No Sun Rises has released a self-titled demo in November of 2016.  Ascent/Decay is the band's debut full-length LP, which was released via Alerta Antifascista, Nothing To Harvest, Maniyax, and Shove records on April 26th, 2019.  On Ascent/Decay, No Sun Rises offer up six tracks of killer post metal, black metal, post rock, and blackgaze.  Overall, Ascent/Decay makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Fixation-Into The Pain Flexi (2019)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk

Label: War Records
Tracks: 4
Length: 4.10'


Fixation is a four piece band from Philadelphia, PA who formed in 2016, from the looks of things.  Fixation play a vicious and aggressive style of bare bones straightedge hardcore/punk.  Musically, Fixation can be loosely compared to bands such as The Repos, Spine, Chokehold, Infest, Negative Approach, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2016, Fixation have released a four song EP titled Here To Watch You Break in November of 2017, a four song digital promo in January of 2018, and an eight song EP titled Marked in August of 2018  Into The Pain is the band's latest EP, which was released via War records on May 10th, 2019.  On Into The Pain, Fixation offer up four tracks of vicious and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore/punk.  Overall, Into The Pain makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!


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(U.S.) Tap And Die-Bombs Overhead LP (2019)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk

Label: Indecision Records
Tracks: 9
Length: 23.10'

Tap And Die is a four piece band from the United States who formed in 2018, from the looks of things.  Tap And Die is definitely a super group with band members having played in a multitude of amazing bands over the years.  Tap And Die features members of Statement, Impel, Sunshine, Kill Holiday, Status Audio, Adult Crash, Julia, Gehenna, The Locust, Unbroken, Kill Holiday, Mean Season, Landslide, Statue, Heroin, End of the Line, Spacehorse, Narrows, SS Warhead, God Collider, and Rod of Correction, so gong on that alone, you know you're in for something really special.  Tap And Die play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of late 80's Revolution Summer style hardcore mixed with early 90's influenced Gravity records/Ebullition records style hardcore.  Bombs Overhead is the band's debut LP, which was released via Indecision records on March 29th, 2019.  On Bombs Overhead, Tap And Die offer up nine tracks of catchy an super energetic sounding Revolution Summer/Ebullition style hardcore.  Overall, Bombs Overhead makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.K.) We Never Learned To Live-The Sleepwalk Transmissions LP (2019)

Country: United Kingdom
Genre: Post Hardcore, Post Rock, Screamo
Label: Holy Roar/Through Love Records
Tracks: 11
Length: 43.30'

We Never Learned To Live is a five piece band from Brighton, United Kingdom who formed in 2013.  We Never Learned To Live play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, post rock, and screamo within their sound.  Musically, We Never Learned To Live can be loosely compared to bands such as Aviator, Mountain Man, Suis La Lune, Pianos Become The Teeth, La Dispute, Quicksand and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2013, We Never Learned To Live have released a self-titled EP in September of 2013, a digital single titled Shadows In Hibernation, a digital single titled Crystalline, So Serene in May of 2015, and an eight song LP titled Silently, I Threw Them Skyward in June of 2015.  The Sleepwalk Transmissions is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via Holy Roar and Through Love records on May 10th, 2019.  On The Sleepwalk Transmissions, We Never Learned To Live offer up eleven tracks of killer post hardcore, post rock, and screamo.  Overall, The Sleepwalk Transmissions makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.K.) Employed To Serve-Eternal Forward Motion LP (2019)

Country: United Kingdom
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Metal, Grindcore
Label: Spinefarm Records
Tracks: 11
Length: 40.20'


Employed To Serve is a five piece band from the United Kingdom who formed in June of 2012.  Employed To Serve play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, metal, and grindcore within their sound.  Musically, Employed To Serve can be loosely compared to bands such as Converge, Breather Resist, Engineer, and Trap Them.  Since forming in 2013, Employed To Serve have released a six song EP titled Long Time Dead in September of 2012, a two song EP titled Counting Crows in February of 2013, a six song EP titled Change Nothing Regret Everything in March of 2014, a digital single titled Watching Films To Forget I Exist in March of 2015, a digital single titled Bones To Break in May of 2015, a ten song LP titled Grayer Than You Remember in May of 2015, a split with Ghost Orchestra in December of 2015, and a  full length LP titled The Warmth Of A Dying Sun in May of 2017.  Eternal Forward Motion is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via Spinefarm records on May 10th, 2019.  On Eternal Forward Motion, Employed To Serve offer up eleven tracks of chaotic and volatile sounding hardcore, punk, metal, and grindcore.  Overall, Eternal Forward Motion makes for an amazing listen.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Garbage Man-The 1st Two 7"s (2019)

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

Label: Personal Militia Records
Tracks: 9
Length: 18.0'


Garbage Man is a three piece band from Sheboygan, Wisconsin, who formed in 2017, from the looks of things.  Garbage Man play a killer style of music incorporates elements of punk, grunge, sludge, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, Garbage Man can be loosely compared to bands such as Bardus, Whores, Unsane, Bummer, Pinko, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2017, Garbage Man has released a six song EP titled Tobacco Bong Rips+Belinda in March of 2018.  The 1st Two 7"s is Garbage Man's latest EP which was released via Personal Militia records on May 10th, 2019.  On The 1st Two 7"s, Garbage Man offer up nine tracks of completely blown out sounding punk, grunge, sludge, and noise rock.  Overall, The 1st Two 7"s makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Garbage Man-Tobacco Bong Rips+Belinda EP (2018)

Dead Arms-Simply Dead LP (2019)

Country: United Kingdom
Genre: Punk, Garage Rock, Noise Rock
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 10
Length: 24.0'

Dead Arms is a four piece band from London, United Kingdom who formed in 2011.  Dead Arms play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of punk, garage rock, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, Dead Arms can be loosely compared to bands such as Drive Like Jehu, Hot Snakes, Metz, Hey Colossus, USA Nails, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2011, Dead Arms have released a two song EP titled All The Hits in September of 2014, contributed a song for the Rip This Joint Vol. 2 compilation LP in January of 2016, a five song EP titled 4 Track Masters in April of 2017, an a ten song LP titled All The Hits in February of 2015.  Simply Dead is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released on May 10th, 2019.  On Simply Dead, Dead Arms offer up ten tracks of ugly, raw, and discordant sounding punk, garage rock, and noise rock.  Overall, Simply Dead makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Life In A Vacuum-All You Can Quit LP (2018)

Country: Canada
Genre: Post Hardcore, Post Punk, Noise Rock
Label: New Damage Records
Tracks: 11
Length: 37.45'

Life In A Vacuum is a three piece band from Toronto, Ontario who formed in 2006.  Life In A Vacuum play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, post punk, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, Life In A Vacuum can be loosely compared to bands such as Drive Like Jehu, Hot Snakes, Shotmaker, North Of America, Metz, Blue Youth, USA Nails and other like-minded bands. Since forming in 2006, Life In A Vacuum have released a self-titled EP in May of 2008, a four song EP titled Nothing Ever Stays Secret in June of 2009, a seven song LP titled Commander Clark in June of 2010, an eight song LP titled Rogue Sessions in May of 2012, a ten song LP titled 5 in February of 2014, and a split EP with Joliette in August of 2015.  All You Can Quit is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via New Damage records on April 27th, 2018.  On All You Can Quit, Life In A Vacuum offer up eleven tracks of tense, discordant, and angular sounding post hardcore, post punk, and noise rock.  Overall, All You Can Quit makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Heel Turn/Ekumen-Split 7" (2019)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Metal, Noise Rock
Label: The Ghost Is Clear
Tracks: 4
Length: 10.25'

Here's a killer split 7" featuring new material from Huntsville, Alabama's Heel Turn and New Orlean's Ekumen.  Heel Turn is a four piece band from Huntsville, Alabama who formed in 2017, from the looks of things.  Heel Turn play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, metal, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, Heel Turn can be loosely compared to bands such as Axis, Black God, Black Cross, Breather Resist, Fight Amp, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2017, Heel Turn have released a six track EP titled Territories in April of 2018 and a three song EP titled Death Calls, Fear Ceases in February of 2019.  On their side of the split, Heel Turn offer up two tracks of brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, metal, and noise rock.  The second two songs on the split come courtesy of Ekumen.  Ekumen is a five piece band from New Orleans, Louisiana who formed in 2016, from the looks of things.  Ekumen play a tense, discordant, and off-kilter style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, Ekumen can be loosely compared to bands such as Coherence, Super Unison, Suicide Note, later era Sweet Cobra, Gouge Away, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2017, Ekumen have released a self-titled demo in January of 2017 and a recently released full-length LP in May of 2019.  On their side of the split, Ekumen offer up two tracks of tense and discordant sounding hardcore, punk, and noise rock.  Overall, this split makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!  This killer split 7" was released via The Ghost Is Clear records on May 9th, 2019.

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Ekumen-S/T LP (2019)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Noise Rock

Label: The Ghost Is Clear
Tracks: 11
Length: 24.40'

Ekumen is a five piece band from New Orleans, Louisiana who formed in 2016, from the looks of things.  Ekumen play a tense, discordant, and off-kilter style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, Ekumen can be loosely compared to bands such as Coherence, Super Unison, Suicide Note, later era Sweet Cobra, Gouge Away, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2017, Ekumen have released a self-titled demo in January of 2017.  This is the band's debut LP, which was released via The Ghost Is Clear records on May 10th, 2019.  On their debut full-length LP, Ekumen offer up eleven tracks of tense and discordant sounding hardcore, punk, and noise rock.  Overall, Ekumen's debut LP makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Call Of The Void-Buried In Light LP (2019)

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

Label: Translation Loss
Tracks: 13
Length: 42.05'

Call Of The Void is a four piece band from Denver, Colorado who formed in 2010.  Call Of The Void play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, crust, metal, sludge, and grindcore within their sound.  Musically, Call Of The Voidcan be loosely compared to bands such as Trap Them, Cult Leader, Baptists, Rwake, All Pigs Must Die, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2010, Call Of The Void have released an eleven song LP titled Dragged Down A Dead End Path in March of 2013, a twelve song LP titled Ageless in February of 2015, and a five song EP titled AYKFM in December of 2016.  Buried In Light is Call Of The Void's latest full-length LP, which was released via Translation Loss records on May 10th, 2018.  On Buried In Light, Call Of The Void offer up thirteen tracks of vicious, scathing, and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, crust, metal, and grindcore.  Overall, Buried In Light makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Choir Boys-III EP (2019)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Grunge, Noise Rock
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 6
Length: 12.30'

Choir Boys is a band from Healy, Alaska who formed in 2014, from the looks of things.  Choir Boys play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, grunge, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, Choir Boys can be loosely compared to bands such as Vampyre, Bummer, Bardus, Pinko, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2014, Choir Boys have released a six song EP titled V in July of 2014 and an eight song EP titled IV: Vitamins in August of 2017.  III is the band's latest EP, which was released on April 18th, 2019.  On III, Choir Boys offer up six tracks of raw, ugly, and completely blown out hardcore, punk, grunge, and noise rock.  Overall, III makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Blue Noise-Demo 1&2 (2019)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Metal, Post Rock, Black Metal, Screamo

Label: Zegema Beach
Tracks: 4
Length: 14.05'

Blue Noise is a band from Ann Arbor, Michigan who formed in 2018, from the looks of things.  Blue Noise play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post metal, post rock, black metal, and screamo within their sound.  Musically, Blue Noise can be loosely compared to bands such as Achivist, Hope Drone, Alcest, Amber, Deafheaven, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2018, Blue Noise have released two demos titled demo #1 in May of 2019 and a 2nd demo titled Never Born in May of 2019.  On Demos #1 and #2, Blue Noise offer up four tracks of killer post metal, post rock, black metal, and screamo.  Overall, Demos #1 and #2 make for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Valtiel-Human Error EP (2019)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Hardcore, Punk, Metal, Screamo
Label: Zegema Beach
Tracks: 5
Length: 10.0'

Valtiel is a four piece band from Seattle, Washington who formed in 2018, from the looks of things.  Valtiel play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, punk, metal, and screamo within their sound.  Musically, Valtiel cite Orchid, Loma Prieta, Love Lost but Not Forgotten, Funeral Diner, Pageninetynine, Majority Rule, Poison the Well, The Chariot, and Pig Destroyer as influences, which definitely shows up in the band's sound.  Since forming in 2018, Valtiel have released a digital single titled A Low Roll On The Tragedies Table in March of 2019.  Human Error is the band's debut EP which was released via Zegema Beach records on April 29th, 2019.  On Human Error, Valtiel offer up five tracks of killer post hardcore, punk, metal, and screamo.  Overall, Human Error makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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DropWeapon-Demo (2019)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Crust, Black Metal, D-Beat
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 5
Length: 11.25'

DropWeapon is a five piece band from Holyoke, MA who formed in 2018, from the looks of things.  DropWeapon play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, crust, black metal, and d-beat within their sound.  Musically, DropWeapon play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, crust, black metal, and d-beat within their sound.  Musically, DropWeapon can be loosely compared to bands such as Cyttorak, Of Feather And Bone, Dark Circles, Abstracter, and other like-minded bands.  This is the band's debut demo, which was released on May 1st, 2019.  On their debut demo, DropWeapon offer up five tracks of raw, filthy, and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, crust, black metal, and d-beat.  Overall, DropWeapon's debut demo makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(AU) Totally Unicorn-Sorry LP (2019)

Country: Australia
Genre: Post Hardcore, Punk, Metal, Sludge
Label: Farmer And The Owl
Tracks: 10
Length: 32.30'

Totally Unicorn is a four piece band from Wollongong, Australia who formed in 2010, from the looks of things.  Totally Unicorn play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, punk, metal, and sludge within their sound.  Musically, Totally Unicorn can be loosely compared to bands such as Whores, Bardus, Unsane, Bummer, and other like-minded bands.  Sorry is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via Farmer And Owl records on April 12th, 2019.  On Sorry, Totally Unicorn offer up ten tracks of ugly, raw, and brutal as fuck sounding post hardcore, punk, metal, and sludge.  Overall, Sorry makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(SWE) Viagra Boys-Street Worms LP (2019)

Country: Sweden
Genre: Post Punk, Punk, Noise Rock
Label: Year001
Tracks: 9
Length: 35.25'

Viagra Boys are a five piece band from Södermalm, Sweden who formed in 2016, from the looks of things.  Viagra Boys play a killer style of dark post punk, punk, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, Viagra Boys can be loosely compared to bands such as Idles, Sleford Mods, Shame, The Birthday Party, and other like-minded bands.  Street Worms is the band's latest LP, which was released via Year001 records on January 18th, 2019.  On Street Worms, Viagra Boys offer up nine tracks of dark, weird, and off-kilter sounding post punk, punk, and noise rock.  Overall, Street Worms makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.K.) Big Cheese-Don't Forget To Tell The World LP (2019)

Country: United Kingdom
Genre: Hardcore, Punk
Label: Painkiller Records
Tracks: 10
Length: 20.30'

Big Cheese is a four piece band from Leeds, UK who formed in 2016, from the looks of things.  Big Cheese features members of Violent Reaction, so going on that alone, you know you're in for something truly special.  Big Cheese play a killer style of brutal/no-frills NYHC inspired hardcore/punk.  Since forming in 2016, Big Cheese have released a four song EP titled Sports Day in November of 2016, a five song EP titled Aggravated Mopery in September of 2017, and a digital single titled Tower To The Sun in May of 2018.  Don't Forget To Tell The World is the band's debut full-length LP, which was released via Painkiller records on April 17th, 2019.  On Don't Forget To Tell The World, Big Cheese offer up ten tracks of brutal/no-frills NYHC influenced hardcore/punk.  Overall, Don't Forget To Tell The World makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Great stuff!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Jackal-S/T 7" (2019)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk

Label: Painkiller Records
Tracks: 4
Length: 4.45'

Jackal is a band from Florida who formed in 2016, from the looks of things.  Jackal play a vicious and brutal as fuck style of no-frills hardcore/punk.  Musically, Jackal can be loosely compared to bands such as White Cross, Violent Children, Scapegoat, Brainkiller, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2016, Jackal have released a self-titled demo in August of 2017.  This is the band's latest EP, which was released via Painkiller records on April 17th, 2019.  On their latest EP, Jackal offer up four tracks of killer no-frills hardcore/punk.  Overall, Jackal's latest EP makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) No-Heads-Pressure Cracks LP (2019)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk

Label: Six Feet Under
Tracks: 8
Length: 17.35'

No-Heads is a three piece band from Richmond, Virginia who formed in 2017, from the looks of things.  No-Heads features members of Mindset and Virus and the band plays a killer style of late 70's/ early 80's hardcore/punk.  Pressure Cracks is the band's debut 12", which was released via Six Feet Under records on March 15th, 2019.  On Pressure Cracks, No-Heads offer up eight tracks of slightly melodic late 70's/early 80's inspired hardcore/punk.  Overall, Pressure Cracks makes for a great listen and is definitely worth checking out.  Great stuff!  Enjoy!

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Game-No One Wins LP (2019)

Country: United Kingdom
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Thrash
Label: Beach Impediment Records
Tracks: 11
Length: 22.10'

Game is a four piece band from London, UK who formed in 2017, from the looks of things.  Game play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of 80's influenced hardcore, punk, and thrash within their sound.  Musically, Game can be loosely compared to bands such as Arms Race, Fucked Up, Subdued, Violent Reaction, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2017, Game have released a five song EP titled Who Will Play in January of 2018 and a four song promo in February of 2019.  No One Wins is the band's debut full-length LP, which was released via Beach Impediment records on April 22nd, 2019.  On No One Wins, Game offer up eleven tracks of killer hardcore, punk, and thrash.  Overall, No One Wins makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Popped Music-LP (2019)

Country: USA
Genre: Experimental, Noise
Label: Iron Lung
Tracks: 2
Length: 39.0'

LBB - Popped Music LP w/download (LUNGS-135)
Improvised, unrushed music with cello as the primary source. A single take recorded and processed through a myriad of hardware, software and NASA grade firmware 100% live and on the spot September 7th 2018 in Buffalo NY. 'Popped Music' is an untamed atmospheric obelisk of nightmarish scratching, serene melancholia and brisk paranoic tension reminiscent of a more deconstructed version of Gil Mellé's original electronic soundtrack to the Andromeda Strain. We haven't been able to pick our jaws up off the floor since we heard this, its fucking amazing.
300 copies of my 150 gram translucent red vinyl housed in a 24pt reverse board jacket adorned with artwork by J.P. Aurs.

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Rayleigh-Last Word EP (2019)

Country: Canada
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Crust, Screamo, Sludge
Label: Zegema Beach
Tracks: 4
Length: 7.5'


Rayleigh is a five piece band from Alberta, Edmonton, Canada who formed in 2013.  Rayleigh features members of Mahria and Obroa-skai, so going on that alone, you know you're in for something truly special.  Rayleigh play a downtuned, heavy and chaotic form of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, crust, screamo, and sludge within their sound.  Musically, Rayleigh can be loosely compared to bands such as Carrion Spring, Totem Skin, Relics, Furnace, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2013, Rayleigh have released a self-titled six song EP in October of 2013, and an eleven song LP titled  If History in May of 2018.  Last Word is the band's latest, and sadly final EP, which was released via Zegema Beach records on March 26th, 2019.  On Last Word, Rayleigh offer up four tracks of dark, heavy, and chaotic sounding hardcore, punk, crust, screamo, and sludge.  Overall, Last Word makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!

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Tendrils-Collapse EP (2019)

Country: United Kingdom
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Sludge, Noise Rock
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 5
Length: 9.40'

Tendrils is a three piece band from Dawlish, United Kingdom who formed in 2012.  Tendrils play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, sludge, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, Tendrils can be loosely compared to bands such as Botch, Breather Resist, Bone Dance, Achilles, Engineer, Throes, Geist, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2012, Tendrils have released a four song EP titled Dregs in July of 2013 and a six song EP titled Verse in August of 2015.  Collapse is the band's latest EP, which was released on May 3rd, 2019.  On Collapse, Tendrils offer up five tracks of chaotic, volatile, and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, sludge, and noise rock.  Overall, Collapse makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Empath- Active Listening: Night on Earth LP (2019)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Punk, Punk, Grunge, Indie Rock, Alt. Rock
Label: Get Better Records
Tracks: 9
Length: 25.50'

Empath is a four piece band from Philadelphia, PA who formed in 2016, from the looks of things. Empath play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post punk, punk, grunge, indie rock, and alt. rock within their sound.  Musically, Empath can be loosely compared to bands such as Crystal Castles, Neon Piss, Longings, and other like-minded bands  Since forming in 2016, Empath have released a two song EP titled Crystal Reality in March of 2016, a four song EP titled Crystal Reality Volume II in June of 2016, a four song EP titled Liberating Guilt And Fear in March of 2018, and a two song EP titled Environments in July of 2018.  Active Listening: Night On Earth is the band's debut full-length LP, which was released via Get Better records on May 3rd, 2019.  On Active Listening: Night On Earth, Empath offer up nine tracks of killer experimental post punk, punk, grunge, indie rock, and alt. rock.  Overall, Active Listening: Night On Earth makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Mireplaner-A Mountain of Saola Hooves LP (2019)

Country: Finland
Genre: Post Metal, Doom, Sludge
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 7
Length: 45.40'

Mireplaner is a three piece band from Finland who formed in 2017, from the looks of things.  Mireplaner play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of experimental post metal, doom, and sludge within their sound.  Musically, Mireplaner can be loosely compared to bands such as Cult Of Luna, The Lion's Daughter, Year Of No Light, Lightbearer, Old Man Gloom, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2017, Mireplaner have released a two song EP titled Diapiric in June of 2018.  A Mountain Of Saola Hooves is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released on May 3rd, 2019.  On A Mountain Of Saola Hooves, Mireplaner offer up seven tracks of oppressive, heavy, and brutal as fuck sounding post metal, doom, and sludge.  Overall, A Mountain Of Saola Hooves makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Amygdala-Our Voices Will Soar Forever LP (2019)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Screamo

Label: Prosthetic Records
Tracks: 11
Length: 37.10'


Amygdala are a five piece band from San Antonio, Texas who formed in early 2014, by the looks of things.  Amygdala play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, and screamo within their sound.  Musically, Amygdala can be said to be influenced by bands such as Saetia, You And I, Pg. 99, Ampere and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2014, Amygdala have released a six song EP titled The Horror Of Never Being Able To Forget in October of 2014, a split with Saligia in May of 2015, a ten song LP titled  Population Control in May of 2016, and a digital single titled Semillas in November of 2016.  Our Voices Will Soar Forever is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via Prosthetic records on May 3rd, 2019.  On Our Voices Will Soar Forever, Amygdala offer up eleven tracks of raging and thought provoking hardcore, punk, and screamo.  Overall, Our Voices Will Soar Forever is a fantastic album and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!


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(U.S.) Florida Man-Tropical Depression LP (2019)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Hardcore, Punk, Grunge, Noise Rock
Label: Spartan Records
Tracks: 8
Length: 26.35'

Florida Man is a four piece band from Charleston, South Carolina who formed in 2016, from the looks of things.  Florida Man play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, punk, grunge, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, Florida Man can be loosely compared to bands such as Hot Snakes, Settle Down City era Young Widows, These Arms Are Snakes, Sweet Cobra, Whores, Unsane, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2016, Florida Man have released a self-titled LP in May of 2017.  Tropical Depression is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via Spartan records on May 3rd, 2019.  On Tropical Depression, Florida Man offer up eight songs of brutal as fuck sounding post hardcore, punk, grunge, and noise rock.  Overall, Tropical Depression makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Pile-Green And Gray LP (2019)

Country: USA
Genre: Postwhatever, Grunge, Indie Rock

Label: Exploding In Sound
Tracks: 13
Length: 47.20'


Pile is a five piece band from Boston, MA who formed in 2007.  Pile play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, post punk, grunge, and indie rock within their sound.  Musically, Pile can be said to be influenced by bands such as Husker Du, Pixies, Firehose, Shellac, Afgan Whigs, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2007, Pile have released a self-titled demo in July of 2007, a ten song LP titled Jerk Routine in May of 2008, a ten song LP titled Magic Isn't Real in October of 2010, a three song 7" titled Big Web in September of 2011, a ten song LP titled Dripping in October of 2012, a two song 7" titled Special Snowflakes/Mama's Lipstick in March of 2014, a ten song LP titled You're Better Than This in March of 2015,  a six song EP titled Audiotree Live in May of 2017, a nine song live LP titled Live At Third Man Records in December of 2017, a thirteen song LP titled A Hairshirt Of Purpose in March of 2017, and a nine song LP titled Odds And Ends in September of 2018.  Green And Gray is the band's latest LP, which was released via Exploding In Sound records on May 3rd, 2019.  On Green And Gray, Pile offer up 13 tracks of  tracks of killer post hardcore, post punk, grunge, and indie rock.  Overall, Green And Gray makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Pile-Odds And Ends LP (2018)
Pile-A Hairshirt Of Purpose LP (2017)
Pile-You're Better Than This LP (2015)

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Heavy Lungs-Straight To CD EP (2019)

Country: United Kingdom
Genre: Post Punk, Punk, Garage Rock, Indie Rock
Label: Balley Records
Tracks: 4
Length: 16.35'

Heavy Lungs is a four piece band from Bristol, United Kingdom who formed in 2017, from the looks of things.  Heavy Lungs play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post punk, punk, garage rock, and indie rock within their sound.  Musically, Heavy Lungs can be loosely compared to bands such as Idles, Drift, Cult Values, Cloud Nothings, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2017, Heavy Lungs have released a five song EP titled Abstract Thoughts in February of 2018.  Straight To CD is the band's latest EP, which was released via Balley records on February 7th, 2019.  On Straight To CD, Heavy Lungs offer up four tracks of tense, frenetic, and moody post punk, punk, garage rock, and indie rock.  Overall, Straight To CD makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Simulators-Teeth, Eyes, And Three Patterns LP (2019)

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

Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 13
Length: 27.35'

Simulators is a two piece band from Denver Colorado, who formed in 2015, from the looks of things.  Simulators play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post punk, punk, and indie rock within their sound.  Since forming in 2015, Simulators have released Self-titled EP in November of 2016, a a four song EP titled Eyes in June of 2017, and a three song EP titled Three Patterns in February of 2018.  Teeth, Eyes, And Three Patterns is the band's latest thirteen song LP, which was released on April 29th, 2019.  On Teeth, Eyes, And Three Patterns Simulators compiles all three of their previous releases onto one compact disc for your enjoyment.  On Teeth, Eyes, And Three Patterns, Simulators offer up thirteen tracks of tense, frenetic, moody, and off-kilter sounding post punk, punk, and indie rock.  Overall, Teeth, Eyes, And Three Patterns makes or an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Great stuff!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Fury-Failed Entertainment LP (2019)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk
Label: Run For Cover
Tracks: 11
Length: 26.10'

Fury is a five piece band from California who formed in 2013, from the looks of things.  Fury play a chaotic, ferocious, and slightly melodic style of modern hardcore/punk.  Musically, Fury can be loosely compared to bands such as Modern Life Is War, Give, American Nightmare, Snapcase, older Turnstile, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2014, Fury have released a six song demo in March of 2014, a five song EP titled Live On KXLU in July of 2015, a three song promo in December of 2015, a ten song LP titled Paramount in August of 2016, and a three song promo cassette in September of 2017.  Failed Entertainment is the band's latest full length LP, which is slated for release via Run For Cover records on May 3rd, 2019.  On Failed Entertainment, Fury offer up eleven tracks of energetic and ferocious sounding hardcore/punk.  Overall, Failed Entertainment makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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