The You Suck Flying Circus-/​​/​​​/​​​/​​​/​​​/​​​/​​​-​​​/​​​/​​​-​​​/​​​/​​​/​​​/​​/ Cassette (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Hardcore, Post Rock, Screamo, Black Metal, Sludge
Label: Tomb Tree Tapes
Tracks: 6
Length: 43.10'

The You Suck Flying Circus is a seven piece band from the US who began performing together under the name The You Suck Flying Circus in 2014.  The You Suck Flying Circus play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, post rock, screamo, black metal, and sludge within their sound.  Musically, The You Suck Flying Circus can be loosely compared to bands such as Respire, City Of Caterpillar, Godspeed! You Black Emperor, and other like-minded bands.  /​​/​​​/​​​/​​​/​​​/​​​/​​​-​​​/​​​/​​​-​​​/​​​/​​​/​​​/​​/  is the band's latest LP, which was released via Tomb Tree Tapes on April 19th, 2021.  On /​​/​​​/​​​/​​​/​​​/​​​/​​​-​​​/​​​/​​​-​​​/​​​/​​​/​​​/​​/, The You Suck Flying Circus offer up six tracks of killer post hardcore, post rock, screamo, black metal, and sludge.  Overall, /​​/​​​/​​​/​​​/​​​/​​​/​​​-​​​/​​​/​​​-​​​/​​​/​​​/​​​/​​/ makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Our Future Is An Absolute Shadow/Komarov-Split EP (2021)

Country: USA/Canada/United Kingdom
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Emo, Screamo
Label: Zegema Beach
Tracks: 4
Length: 11.20'

Here's a killer split featuring new material from USA/Canada's Our Future Is An Absolute Shadow and Leeds. UK Komarov.  Our Future Is An Absolute Shadow is a three piece band from USA and Canada who formed in 2019.  Our Future Is An Absolute Shadow features members/ex-members of Cloud Rat, Old Soul, Apostles Of Eris, In Wolves Clothing, Swallows Nest, Thisismenotthinkingofyou, Cady, Solanas, and Yuri, so going on that alone, you know you're in for something truly special.  Our Future Is An Absolute Shadow play a chaotic and volatile style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, and noise tinged screamo within their sound.  Since forming in 2019, Our Future Is An Absolute Shadow have released a seven song EP in September of 2020.  On their side of the split, Our Future Is An Absolute Shadow offer up two tracks of chaotic and volatile sounding hardcore, punk, and screamo.  The second two tracks on the split come courtesy of Komarov.  Komarov is a five piece band from Leeds, Scotland who formed in 2015, from the looks of things.  Komarov play s killer style music that  incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, and screamo within their sound.  Since forming in 2015, Komarov have released a three song EP titled Winter 15/16 in January of 2016, a self-titled three song EP in May of 2017, and contributed a cover of Jeromes Dream's my most recent left brain argument to the Jeromes Dream It's More Like A Homage To You compilation in October of 2017.  On their side of the split Komarov offer up two tracks of chaotic and brutal sounding hardcore, punk, and screamo.  Overall, this is a killer split and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!  This killer split was released via Zegema Beach records on April 12th, 2021.

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...and no one knew-Debris EP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Hardcore, Punk, Emo, Screamo
Label: Middle-Man Records
Tracks: 5
Length: 8.50'


...and no one knew is a four piece band from Indiana who formed in 2021, from the looks of things,  ...and no one knew features a member of Coma Regalia, so going on that alone, you know you're in for some truly awesome music.  ...and no one knew play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, punk, emo, and screamo within their sound.  Debris is the band's debut EP, which was released on April 20th, 2021.  On Debris, ...and no one knew offer up five tracks of tense and frenetic sounding post hardcore, punk, emo, and screamo.  Overall, Debris makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Alas/Claire Voyance-Split EP (2021)

Country: Finland
Genre: Post Hardcore, Post Rock, Punk, Emo, Screamo, Shoegaze
Label: Larry Records
Tracks: 4
Length: 19.50'


Here's a killer split featuring new material from Jyvaskyla, Finland's Alas and Vaasa, Finland's Claire Voyance.  Alas is a four piece band from Finland who formed in 2020.  Alas play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, punk, emo, and screamo within their sound.  Musically, Alas can be loosely compared to bands such as Caetena Collapse, Native, Laurtec, Lentic Waters, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2020, Alas have released a self-titled six song EP in August of 2020.  On their side of the split, Alas offer up three tracks of tense, frenetic, and discordant sounding post hardcore, punk, emo, and screamo.  Next up on the split is Claire Voyance.  Claire Voyance is a four piece band from Finland who formed in 2020.  Claire Voyance play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, post rock, emo, shoegaze, and screamo within their sound.  Since forming in 2020, Claire Voyance have released a a digital single titled Saudades in December of 2020.  On their side of the split, Claire Voyance offer up three tracks of killer post hardcore, post rock, emo, shoegaze, and screamo.  Overall, this split makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!  This amazing split was released via Larry records on April 7th, 2020.

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(FR) DÏATRÏBE-Odite Sermonis LP (2021)

Country: France
Genre: Black Metal
Label: Vendetta Records
Tracks: 6
Length: 19.20'


DÏATRÏBE is a one person band from La Rochelle, France who started playing under the moniker DÏATRÏBE in 2019.  DÏATRÏBE play a raw, ugly, and harsh style of atmospheric black metal.  Musically, DÏATRÏBE can be loosely compared to bands such as Noose Rot, Hate Force, Ancestors, Black Tomb, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2019, DÏATRÏBE has released a demo single in June of 2020.  Odite Sermonis is the band's debut LP, which was released via Vendetta records on March 26th, 2021.  On Odite Sermonis, DÏATRÏBE offer up six tracks of ugly, raw, and vicious as fuck sounding atmospheric black metal.  Overall, Odite Sermonis makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(AU) Spire-Temple Of Khronos LP (2021)

Country: Australia
Genre: Black Metal, Post Metal, Doom, Sludge
Label: Sentient Ruin Laboratories
Tracks: 7
Length: 39.20'

Obscure Australian dark metal futurists Spire return with their immense sophomore full-length album "Temple of Khronos", a reality-bending psychedelic/progressive extreme metal masterpiece of the highest order that will disassociate the listener and teleport them outside their own consciousness, reality, and self. Continuing their cryptic inner war against metal traditionalism and musical conventions in general, this time the Australian atmospheric black metal shapeshifters have fearlessly peeled back the hazy outer layer of their primordial black metal sound to reveal a previously unseen, massive, and glistening, architecture of cinematic sonic dark matter that elevates their imaginative and visionary power to unseen heights, opening worlds inside the listener into which be drawn, trapped and dissolved within one's own consciousness and self. Immensely evocative, and shrouded in a profound and majestic mysticism, "Temple of Khronos" is a foreboding sonic gateway that will push your imagination to its limits as it explores the concepts of time as a deity, tyrant, and as ultimate engineer and destroyer of reality to connect the listener with an obscure and distant future civilization that in facing its own inevitable demise stares back into time facing us with our own nothingness, powerlessness and finality. The album's immense atmospheres and its seemingly boundless imaginative force stem primarily from its crisp but layered and dense production quality that works as a catalyst to channel an unseen and massive sensorial overload of sound in which cinematic and multilayered vocal arrangements (the temple's "choir"), lysergic atmospheres and winding, epic instrumental constructs cyclically collapse to surround the listener and submerge them in an otherworldly ritual of consciousness-altering and space-time distorting aural immensity.


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*Wow, this is extremely hard to describe as far as genres are concerned.  Spire play a hard to pigeonhole and describe style of music that combines elements of progressive metal, atmospheric black metal, doom, and sludge.  As far as musical comparisons are concerned, you're definitely on your own.  On Temple Of Khronos, Spire offer up seven tracks of killer progressive metal, atmospheric black metal, doom, and sludge.  Overall, Temple Of Khronos makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!  Temple Of Khronos was released via Sentient Ruin Laboratories on February 19th, 2021.

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(CAN) Spectral Wound-A Diabolic Thirst LP (2021)

Country: Canada
Genre: Black Metal
Label: Profound Lore
Tracks: 6
Length: 39.30'


Spectral Wound is a band from Montreal, Canada who formed in 2014.  Spectral Wound play a ugly, oppressive, and brutal as fuck modern black metal.  Musically, Spectral Wound can be loosely compared to bands such as Of Feather And Bone, Cult Of Occult, Tomb Mold, Wode, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2014, Spectral Wound have released a six song LP titled Terra Nullius in June of 2015 and a six song LP titled Infernal Decadence in June of 2018,  A Diabolic Thirst is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via Profound Lore records on April 16th, 2021.  On A Diabolic Thirst, Spectral Wound offer up six tracks of oppressive and brutal as fuck sounding black metal,  Overall, A Diabolic Thirst makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed,  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(SWE) Suffocate For Fuck Sake-Frya LP (2021)

 

Country: Sweden
Genre: Post Hardcore, Post Rock, Post Metal, Screamo
Label:  Sludgelord/Tokyo Jupiter/Moment Of Collapse Records
Tracks: 12
Length: 79.0'


Suffocate For Fuck Sake is a long running band from Sweden who formed in 2003.  Suffocate For Fuck Sake play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, post rock,  post metal, and screamo within their sound.  Musically, Suffocate For Fuck Sake  can be loosely compared to bands such as Amber, Lightbearer, Year Of No Light, Amen Ra, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2003, Suffocate For Fuck Sake have released a self-titled four song LP in January of 2004, an eight song LP titled Blazing Fires And Helicopters On The Front Page Of The Newspaper.  There's A War Going On And I'm Marching In Heavy Boots in March of 2008, and a nine song LP titled In My Blood in October of 2016,  Frya is the band's latest full-length LP which was released via Sludgelord, Moment Of Collapse, and Tokyo Jupiter records on April 16th, 2021.  On Frya, Suffocate For Fuck Sake offer up twelve tracks of oppressively heavy and brutal as fuck sounding post hardcore, post rock, post metal, and screamo.  Overall, Frya makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy! 

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In Shambles-Vicious Cycles LP (2021)

 

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Screamo
Label: Sad Nap Records
Tracks: 10
Length: 13.05'


In Shambles is a band from Columbus, Ohio who formed in 2020, from the looks of things.  In Shambles play a chaotic and volatile mix of hardcore, punk, and screamo.  Musically, In Shambles can be loosely compared to bands such as Orchid, Mohinder, Jeromes Dream, Swing Kids, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2020, In Shambles have released a four song EP titled Unaccounted For in February of 2021.  Vicious Cycles is the band's debut LP, which was released via Sad Nap records on April 16th, 2021.  On Vicious Cycles, In Shambles offer up ten tracks of discordant, chaotic, and volatile sounding hardcore, punk, and screamo.  Overall, Vicious Cycles makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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In Shambles-Unaccounted For EP (2021)

Dictation-Total Plague EP (2021)

 Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Crust, D-Beat
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 8
Length: 10.40'


 Dictation is a four piece band from CT who formed in 2018, from the looks of things.  Dictation play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, crust, and d-beat within their sound.  Musically, Dictation can be loosely compared to bands such as Impalers, Chem-Trails, Martyrdod, Churchwhip, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2018, Dictation have released a five song demo in February of 2019.  Total Plague is the band's debut EP, which was released on April 17th, 2021.  On Total Plague, Dictation offer up eight tracks of raw and filthy sounding hardcore, punk, crust, and d-beat.  Overall, Total Plague makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed!  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!


Ekranoplan - Discography

Ekranoplan regularly hangs out in the chat here on the page and when I was doing some discography posts a while back, they reminded me that I have never done one for Ekranoplan, so here it is. They were a band from Jena, Germany that incorporated Grindcore, D-Beat, Doom, Hardcore & Sludge into their sound. They had 3 releases, a Self Titled cassette in 2014, the Hypnopædia LP in 2018 (my personal favorite) and a Split LP with Blacksmoker in 2020. If you don't have all of these releases, you really don't have an excuse because they are all currently Name Your Price on Bandcamp


Viborv - Botanica

Genre: Screamo, Crust, Hardcore, Metal
Released: March 26, 2021
Length: 11m 39s
Tracks:  4

Not sure where this band is from but this was recorded in Spain in 2020 and it's finally getting a release now. It is composed of 4 songs that revolve around two symbols: Flowers & Bones. It's gets a lot deeper than that, but I don't trust the translation lol. Feel free to check it out yourself.


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Pieces Of Echo - P​(​O​)​E

From: Veszprém, Hungary 
Genre: D-Beat, Crust, Hardcore Punk
Released: March 24, 2021
Length: 9m 33s
Tracks: 3

Welp, I don't know anything about this band. I'm assuming they are new, as this is their first release. Either way, this is great. Amazing production for a debut. Great example of dark D-Beat & Hardcore.


Disasphyxiate - Promo/Demo

From: Brisbane, Australia
Genre: D-Beat, Crust, Metal, Grindcore
Released: March 15, 2021
Length: 6m 26s
Tracks: 4

Here's a debut demo from this new Australian band. This is classic D-Beat Crust done the right way, if you ask me. Four tracks of stomping, catchy riffs. Hopefully there is more of this to come.


Oscuro Culto - Ascension

From: Madrid, Spain
Genre: Crust, Hardcore, Post-Hardcore
Released: March 26, 2021
Length: 12m 57s
Tracks: 5

All you need to know about this 2-piece from Spain is that they remind me of all those legendary mid-tempo Canadian hardcore bands like Cursed, Black Ships, Mi Amore and Burning Love etc etc...

Xiao - Pain

From: Stockholm, Sweden
Genre: Powerviolence, Hardcore, Grind, D-Beat
Released: April 9, 2021
Length: 9m 7s
Tracks: 6

This debut from new band XIAO, featuring members of Grieved and No Omega, is a blastbeat-laden punch to the face. Expect aggressive D-Beat with Sludge breakdowns. PAIN is an excellent title for this.


World Narcosis - Lyðjulóma

From: Iceland
Genre: Blackened Hardcore, Powerviolence
Released: April 2, 2021
Length: 8m 37s
Tracks: 3

Mixing the frenetic energy and urgency of their grind-infused beginnings with the confidence and control they've built over time, this is a 3-song rager, packed with furious blastbeats, dissonance and howls.


Cutters - Modern Problems

From: Melbourne, Australia
Genre: Garage Punk Rock N' Roll
Released: April 14, 2021
Length: 17m 16s
Tracks: 6

Dirty, Filthy Punk Rock N' Roll from down in Australia. This reminds me of a band I was in the mid-90's. Good shit. 


Aerosol Jesus-Survive 12" (2021)

Country: United Kingdom
Genre: Post Hardcore, Metal, Doom, Sludge, Crust Noise Rock, Screamo 
Label: Sludgelord/Black Voodoo Records
Tracks: 5
Length: 23.50'

Aerosol Jesus is a four piece band from Brighton, UK who formed in 2017,  Aerosol Jesus play a volatile, chaotic, and brutal as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, metal, doom, sludge, crust, noise rock, and screamo within their sound.  Musically, Aerosol Jesus can be loosely compared to bands such as Kiss It Goodbye, Rorscach, Malevich, Infant Island, Coilguns, Ken Mode, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2017, Aerosol Jesus have released a four song EP titled Failure in April of 2018.  Survive is the band's second EP, which is slated for release via Sludgelord and Black Voodoo records on April 23rd, 2021.  On Survive, Aerosol Jesus offer up five tracks of ugly, vicious, and brutal as fuck sounding post hardcore, metal, doom, sludge, crust, noise rock, and screamo.  Overall, Survive makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Colonial Wound-Degradation 12"(2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Hardcore, Metal, Noise Rock
Label: New Morality Zine
Tracks: 3
Length: 10.15'


Colonial Wound is a band from Jacksonville, Florida who formed in 2018, by the looks of things.  Colonial Wound features members of Yashira, so going on that alone, you know you're in for something truly special.  Colonial Wound play a brutal and volatile style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, and metal within their sound.  Musically, Colonial Wound can be loosely compared to bands such as Deadguy, Kiss It Goodbye, Engineer, Breather Resist, Achilles, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2018, Colonial Wound have released a self-titled five song EP in July of 2020.  Degradation  is the band's latest EP, which was released via New Morality Zine records on April 16th, 2020.  On Degradation, Colonial Wound offer up three tracks of chaotic, volatile, and brutal as fuck sounding post hardcore, metal, and noise rock.  Overall, Degradation makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy! 

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(U.S.) The Armed-Ultrapop LP (2021)

Country: USA 
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Noise, Experimental
Label: Sargent House
Tracks: 12
Length: 36.10'

ULTRAPOP is The Armed’s fourth full-length album and first since 2018’s Only Love. The Armed expanded the hardcore/screamo footprint of their band’s first two records into a kind of electro-pop-metal that’s harsh but hooky, and charmingly chaotic. With its pedal to the metal from start to finish, Ultrapop is a master class in making abrasive music sound incredibly appealing, a la Fucked Up’s epic punk operas or Deafheaven’s shimmering black metal.


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Greylock/BEDTIMEMAGIC-Split LP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Noise Rock, Metal, Doom, Sludge
Label: Tor Johnson
Tracks: 10
Length: 23.30'


 
 Here's a killer split LP featuring new material from Boston, MA's Greylock and Boston, MA's BEDTIMEMAGIC.  Greylock is a two piece band from Boston, MA who formed in 2015.  Greylock play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of doom, metal, and sludge within their sound.  Since forming in 2015, Greylock have released a five song EP titled Worn Out Welcome in May of 2015, a five song EP titled The Validity Of Abandonment in August of 2016, and a four song EP titled Trembling In A Hospital Gown in April of 2019.  On their side of the split, Greylock offer up four tracks of brutal as fuck sounding doom, metal and sludge as well as a cover of BEDTIME MAGIC's King Size.  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 loosely 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, an eleven song LP titled Rides The Lowell Train in October of 2018,  a split EP with Easter Bloodhounds in April of 2019, and a ten song LP titled  Pillow Talk in November of 2019.  On their side of the split, BEDTIMEMAGIC offer up four tracks of spazzy, blown out, and completely unhinged hardcore, punk, and noise rock along with a cover of Greylock's Wagon Jumper.  Overall, this split makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy.  This killer split was released via Tor Johnson records on February 12th, 2021.

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(U.S.) Blue Ox-Holy Vore EP (2021)

Country: USA 
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Metal, Thrash, D-Beat
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 7
Length: 18.50'

Blue Ox is a five piece band from Minneapolis, Minnesota who formed in 2005, from the looks of things.  Blue Ox features former members of Dead To Fall, Ambassador Gun, and Devilinside.  Blue Ox play a vicious, chaotic, volatile, and brutal as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of Hardcore, Punk, Metal, Thrash, and D-Beat within their sound.  Musically, Blue Ox can be loosely compared to bands such as Converge, Jesus Piece, Sectioned, Frontier, God Mother, and other like-minded bands,  Since forming in 2005, Blue Ox have released a nine song LP titled Wet Dreams And Nightmares and eight song LP titled Stray Dogs On Pity Party Island.  Holy Vore is the band's latest EP, which was released on April 2nd, 2021.  On Holy Vore, Blue Ox offer up seven tracks of chaotic and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, metal, thrash, and d-beat.  Overall, Holy Vore makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(SWE) Age Of Woe-Envenom LP (2021)

Country: Sweden
Genre: Death Metal, Doom, Sludge
Label: Lifeforce
Tracks: 11
Length: 38.35'


Age Of Woe is a band from Sweden who formed in 2010, from the looks of things.  Age Of Woe play an ugly, vicious, and brutal as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of death metal, doom, and sludge within their sound.  Musically, Age Of Woe can be loosely compared to bands such as Entombed, Of Feather And Bone, Scorched, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2010, Age Of Woe have released a three song self-titled 7" in December of 2011, an eight song LP titled Inhumanform in May of 2013, a digital single titled An Age Of Woe That Lasts For 100 Years in June of 2014, a seven song LP titled An Ill Wind Blowing in October of 2016, and a digital single titled Gospel Of Lies in June of 2020.  Envenom is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via Lifeforce records on February 26th, 2021.  On Envenom, Age Of Woe offer up eleven tracks of ugly, vicious, and brutal as fuck sounding death metal, doom, and sludge.  Overall, Envenom makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Rorcal & Earthflesh-Witch Coven LP (2021)

Country: Switzerland
Genre: Post Metal, Black Metal, Doom, Industrial, Drone, Noise
Label: Hummus Records
Tracks: 2
Length: 30.30'

Here's a killer collaboration LP featuring Geneva, Switzerland's Rorcal and Earthflesh.  Rorcal is a five piece band from Geneva, Switzerland who formed in 2006.  Rorcal play a atmospheric, dark, ominous, and oppressive as fuck sounding style of music that incorporates elements of post metal, black, metal, sludge, and doom within their sound.  Musically, Rorcal can be loosely compared to bands such as Amen Ra, Year Of No Light, Lightbearer, and Isis.  Since their inception in 2006, Rorcal have released a five song EP titled The Way We Are, The Way We Were, And The Way We Will Be in January of 2007, a full length LP titled Monochrome in January of 2008, a split with Kehlvin in January of 2008, a nine song LP titled Myrra, Mordvynn, Marayaa in 2008, a four song LP titled Heliogabalus in 2010, a one song LP titled Prelude To Heliogabalus in 2011, a split with Solar Flare in 2011, a split with Profound Barathere and Malvoisie in 2012, a nine song Lp titled Vilagvege in 2013, a split with Process Of Guilt in 2014, a three song EP titled La Femme Sans Tete in April of 2015, a four song LP titled Creon in March of 2016, and a seven song LP titled Muladona in November of 2019.  Earthflesh is an experimental drone and industrial noise band from Geneva Switzerland who began performing under the moniker Earthflesh in 2019.  Since forming in 2019, Earthflesh have released a total of 29 singles, EPs, and LPs.  Witch Coven is Rorcal and Earthflesh's first collaboration together, which was released via Hummus records on April 2nd, 2021.  On Witch Coven, Rorcal and Earthflesh offer up two tracks of harsh, abrasive, ominous, and oppresssively heavy sounding post metal, black metal, doom, industrial, drone, and noise.  Overall, Witch Coven makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) There Were Wires-Somnambulists LP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Hardcore, Metal, Sludge, Noise Rock
Label: Tor Johnson/Iodine Records
Tracks: 8
Length: 33.50'

There Were Wires were a band from Boston, MA who existed from 1999-2003.  There Were Wires played a dark, ugly, and brutal as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, metal, sludge, and noise rock within their sound.  Musically, There Were Wires could be said to be influenced by bands such as Neurosis, Converge, Deadguy. Unbroken, PG. 99, Majority Rule, American Nightmare, and other like-minded bands.  Somnambulists is the band's only LP, which was originally released back in 2003 on Iodine records.  There Were Wires broke up shortly after, leaving fans highly disappointed and wanting more.  On Somnambulists, There Were Wires offer up eight tracks of progressive and forward thinking post hardcore, metal, sludge, and noise rock.  Overall, Somnambulists makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended.  Members of There Were Wires went on to play in Doomriders and Disappearer.  Somnambulists was remastered and re-issued via Tor Johnson records on April 16th, 2021.  Seriously, I can't begin to describe how good this album is!

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Midwest Voltage-Amusia EP (2020)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Hardcore, Punk, Indie Rock, Alt. Rock, Emo
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 5
Length: 12.10' 


Midwest Voltage is a three piece band from La Crosse, Wisconsin who formed in 2020, from the looks of things.  Midwest Voltage play an energetic and infectiously catchy style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, punk, indie rock, and alt. rock within their sound.  Musically, Midwest Voltage can be said to be influenced by bands such as Hot Water Music, The Casket Lottery, Silent Majority, Weatherbox, Daisyhead, Have Mercy, My Heart To Joy, and other like-minded bands.  Amusia is the band's debut EP, which was released on March 18th, 2021.  On Amusia, Midwest Voltage offer up five tracks of energetic and catchy sounding post hardcore, punk, indie rock, alt. rock, and emo.  Overall, Amusia makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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End You-Alt. Delete/Equinox EP (2020)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Hardcore, Punk, Metalcore, Noise Rock
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 2
Length: 6.50'


End You is a one person band from Philadelphia, PA who formed in 2020.  End You features Eric Smith, who's best know as being a member of post hardcore, metal, and sludge band Catalyst.  End You play and ugly and vicious as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, punk, metalcore, and noise rock within their sound.  End You can be loosely compared to bands such as Deadguy, Breather Resist, Nora, Drowningman, Karp, Born Against, and other like-minded bands.  Alt. Delete/Equinox is End You's debut EP, which was released on November 4th, 2020.  On Alt. Delete/Equinox, End You offer up two tracks of ugly and vicious sounding post hardcore, punk, metalcore, and noise rock.  Overall, Alt. Delete/Equinox makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!  Look for End You's debut Aimless Dread LP to be released via Pax Aternum records and physically on cassette via The Ghost Is Clear records on May 16th, 2021.  

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(SWE) Facit-Beach Music LP (2021)

Country: Sweden
Genre: Electronic, Ambient, Minimal Synth
Label: self-released
Tracks: 10
Length: 28.20'



Facit is a two piece band from Sweden who formed in 2013.  Facit play a lo-fi, experimental style of music that incorporates elements of ambient electronic and minimal synth within their sound.  Since forming in 2013, Fact have released a five song EP titled Mat At Duvorna in September of 2013.  Beach Music is the band's latest LP, which was released on February 22nd, 2021.  On Beach Music, Facit offer up ten tracks of ambient electronic and minimal synthwave.  Overall, Beach Music makes for a chill and relaxing listen.  Great stuff!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Amulets-Blooming LP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Electronic, Drone, Experimental
Label: The Flenser
Tracks: 8
Length: 43.0'

Amulets is the musical project of Portland, Oregon based audio/visual artist Randall Taylor.  Randall Taylor began composing music under the moniker Amulets in 2013.  Amulets play a dark, stark, dreamy, and atmospheric style experimental electronic/drone music.  Since forming in 2013, Amulets have released a six song self-titled EP in October of 2013, a two song LP titled Divisions in September of 2014, a seven song LP titled The Old Testament in February of 2015, a three song LP titled 59 Fields Of Ruin in April of 2915, a six song EP titled I, II, III, IV, V, VI in July of 2015, a two song LP titled Know Your America in September of 2015, a six song LP titled Twin Symmetry in October of 2015, a six song LP titled The Construct Of Time in November of 2015, a two song LP titled Sierra Highs in December of 2015, a six song LP titled Beneath The Surface in January of 2016, a five cassette series titled The Loop Series in January of 2017, a two song EP titled Still Lifes in February of 2017, a two song LP titled These Static Transmissions in March of 2017, a six song EP titled Planned Obsolescence in May of 2017, a two song EP titled Betula in November of 2017, a four song LP titled Future Fog in August of 2018, a thirteen song LP titled Mountains Past/Immortal Yeller in September of 2018, a one song EP titled Parallels in April of 2019, a twenty song sound sample pack in May of 2019, a two song EP titled Streaming Light/The Lowest Tide in October of 2019, a seven song LP titled Between Distant And Remote in October of 2019, a split cassette with Drowse in November of 2019, a two song EP titled In Vacant Silence in December of 2019, a three song B-Sides EP titled Beyond Distant And Remote in March of 2020, a digital live LP titled Live at Holocene in March of 2020, a second twenty eight track sound sample pack in May of 2020, a five song LP titled Severed Seas in May of 2020, a two song LP titled Heaven in August of 2020, and a third installment of their sound sample pack in November of 2020.  Blooming is Amulet's latest full-length LP, which was released via The Flenser label on April 2nd, 2021.  On Blooming, Amulets offer up eight tracks of dreamy, hypnotic, and atmospheric sounding experimental electronic and drone music.  Overall, Blooming makes for a relaxing and meditative listening experience.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Echo Tail-A Brief Escape From Life LP (2021)

Country: United Kingdom
Genre: Post Metal, Post Rock, Alt. Rock, Shoegaze
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 9
Length: 45.20'


Echo Tail is a band from Cambridge, UK who formed in 2014.  Echo Tail play a dark, moody, and atmospheric style of music that incorporates elements of post metal, post rock, alt. rock, and shoegaze within their sound.  Musically, Echo Tail can be loosely compared to bands such as Hum, Failure, Quicksand, Aeges, Seaweed, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming as an instrumental post rock/post metal band in 2014, Echo Tail have released a an eleven song LP titled Mirroring in August of 2014, a nine song LP titled Sonic Slave in October of 2014, a ten song LP titled Hold The Throne in December of 2014, an eleven song LP titled I Will Leave It All For You in March of 2015, an eleven song LP titled King Defeatism in July of 2015, an eleven song LP titled Fields Of Vision in March of 2016, an eight song LP titled Drowning The Pacific in August of 2016, an eight song LP titled The Ancestry in February of 2017, a ten song LP titled Et Tu Yurei? in July of 2017, an eight song LP titled Beauty In Denial in May of 2018, and a digital single titled Dilation in February of 2021.  A Brief Escape From Life is Echo Tail's latest full-length LP, which was released on April 9th, 2021.  On A Brief Escape From Life, Echo Tail offer up nine tracks of killer post metal, post rock, alt. rock, and shoegaze.  Overall, A Brief Escape From Life makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Spread Joy-S/T LP (2021)

Country: USA 
Genre: Post Punk, Punk, No Wave
Label: Feel It Records
Tracks: 10
Length: 12.30'

Spread Joy is a four piece band from Chicago, Illinois who formed in 2020.  Spread Joy features members of  Negative Scanner and Human Beat.  Spread Joy play a tense, moody, and frenetic style of music that incorporates elements of punk, post punk, and no wave within their sound.  Musically, Spread Joy can be loosely compared to bands such as Wire, The Wipers, Desperate, Giant Haystacks, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2020, Spread Joy has released a digital single titled St. Tropez in November of 2020.  This is the band's debut LP, which was released via Feel It records on April 2nd, 2021.  On their self-titled debut, Spread Joy offer up ten tacks of moody, tense, and frenetic sounding punk, post punk, and no wave.  Overall, Spread Joy's debut LP makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Teeth-Dark Harvest EP (2021)

Country: Australia
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Metalcore
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 6
Length: 17.15'

Teeth are a five piece band from Sydney, Australia who formed in 2016, from the looks of things.  Teeth play a vicious and brutal as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, and metalcore within their sound.  Musically, Teeth cab be loosely compared to bands such as Harms Way, Vein, Blistered, Gods Hate, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2016, Teeth have released a digital single titled Splinter in February of 2017, a digital single titled Enies Lobby in May of 2017, a digital single titled Thin Veiled Hell in September of 2017, a digital single titled Doomhauler in January of 2018, a digital single titled The Switching Hour in May of 2018, and a six song EP titled Prey For War in January of 2020.  Dark Harvest is the band's latest EP, which was released on February 4th, 2021.  On Dark Harvest, Teeth offer up six tracks of brutal and vicious as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, and metal.  Overall, Dark Harvest makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Plague Weaver-Ascendant Blasphemy LP (2021)

Country: Canada
Genre: Black Metal, Doom
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 8
Length: 36.5'

Plague Weaver is a two piece band from Mississauga, Ontario who formed in 2018, from the looks of things.  Plague Weaver play a vicious and brutal as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of black metal and doom within their sound.  Musically, Plague Weaver can be loosely compared to bands such as Of Feather And Bone, Scorched, Innumerable Forms, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2019, Plague Weaver have released a self-titled two song EP in March of 2019, and a five song EP titled Through The Sulphur Eyes in January of 2020.  Ascendant Blasphemy is the band's debut full-length LP, which was released on February 26th, 2021.  On Ascendant Blasphemy, Plague Weaver offer up eight tracks of brutal and vicious as fuck sounding black metal and doom.  Overall, Ascendant Blasphemy makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Qwalen-Unohdan Sinut LP (2021)

Country: Finland
Genre: Punk, Black Metal
Label: Time To Kill
Tracks: 7
Length: 28.40'

Qwalen is a five piece band from Oulu, Finland who formed in 2017. Qwalen feature members of Kuroishi, Nistikko, Dumathoin, and Akma.  Qwalen play a raw punk tinged style of black metal.  Musically, Qawlen can be loosely compared to bands such as Noose Rot, Young And In The Way, Necrot, Dodsrit, and other like-minded bands.  Unohdan Sinut is the band's debut LP, which was released via Time To Kill records on February 19th, 2021.  On Unohdan Sinut, Qwalen offer up seven tracks of vicious and brutal as fuck sounding raw punk tinged black metal.  Overall, Unohdan Sinut makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Dopelord-Reality Dagger EP (2021)

Country: Poland
Genre: Doom, Metal, Sludge, Stoner Rock
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 3
Length: 21.30'


Dopelord is a four piece band from Warsaw, Poland who formed in late 2010.  Dopelord play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of doom, metal, sludge, and stoner rock within their sound.  Musically, Dopelord can be loosely compared to bands such as Eyehategod, Bongzilla, Weedeater, Electric Wizard,  Windhand, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2010, Dopelord have released a seven song LP titled Magick Rites, in June of 2012, a five song EP titled Black Arts, Riff Worship, & Weed Cult in April of 2014, a six song LP titled Children Of The Haze in January of 2017, a four-way split LP with Weedpecker, Major Kong, and Spaceslug in February of 2019, and a six song LP titled Sign Of The Devil in March of 2020.  Reality Dagger is the band's latest EP, which was released on February 19th, 2021.  On Reality Dagger, Dopelord offer up three tracks of killer doom, metal, sludge, and stoner rock.  Overall, Reality Dagger makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy! 

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Devastating Light-I Have Already Failed You LP (2021)

Country: Finland
Genre: Post Metal, Post Rock, Doom, Sludge
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 3
Length: 28.0'

Devastating Light is a band from Tampere, Finland who formed in 2020, from the looks of things.  Devastating Light play an atmospheric dense and ominous style of music that incorporates elements of post metal, post rock, doom, and sludge within their sound.  Musically, Devastating Light can be loosely compared to bands such as Amen Ra, Rorcal, Hexis, Isis, and other like-minded bands.  I Have Already Failed You is the band's debut full-length LP, which was released on January 9th, 2021.  On I Have Already Failed You, Devastating Light offer up three tracks of oppressively heavy sounding post metal, post rock, doom, and sludge,  Overall, I Have Already Failed You makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Seven Doors-The Gates Of Hell EP (2021)

Country: United Kingdom
Genre: Death Metal
Label: Redefining Darkness
Tracks: 4
Length: 20.10'

Seven Doors is a one person band from Cornwall, UK who formed in 2020, from the looks of things.  Seven Doors play a killer style of old school death metal influenced by bands such as Entombed, Goreguts, Cannibal Corpse, and other like-minded bands.  The Gates Of Hell is Seven Doors debut EP, which is influenced by 70's and 80's horror movies.  The Gates Of Hell features four tracks of vicious and brutal as fuck sounding old school death metal.  The Gates Of Hell is slated for release on cassette via Refining Darkness records on April 16th, 2021.  Overall, The Gates Of Hell makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(CAN) Tunic-Exhaling LP (2021)

 Country: Canada
Genre: Punk, Grunge, Noise Rock
Label: Artoffact
Tracks: 23
Length: 45.10'


Tunic is a three piece band from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada who formed in 2014, from the looks of things.  Tunic play an ugly, tense, abrasive, and feedback drenched style of punk, grunge, and noise rock.  Musically, Tunic can be loosely compared to bands such as Drive Like Jehu, Metz, Pissed Jeans, Super Thief, Tongue Party, Vacancy, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2014, Tunic have released a digital single titled Bend in March of 2014, a self-titled Tour Cassette in July of 2015, a four song EP titled Disappointment in July of 2016, a four song EP titled Boss in June of 2017, a digital single titled Teeth Showing in April of 2018, a digital single titled Nothing Nothing in November of 2018, a digital single titled Dry Heave in November of 2018, an eleven song LP titled  Complexion in February 8th, 2019, and an un-released EP titled Tunnel Vision Eyes in early 2021.  Exhaling is the band's debut latest LP, which was released via Artoffact records on April 9th, 2021.  On, Exhaling Tunic offer 23 tracks of ugly, tense, abrasive, and feedback drenched style of punk, grunge, and noise rock that compiles most of their earlier recorded output onto one album!  Overall, Exhaling makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy


Hiraki-Stumbling Through The Walls LP (2021)

nCountry: Denmark
Genre: Metal, Noise Rock, Industrial, Noise
Label: Nefarious Industries
Tracks: 8
Length: 30.35'

Hiraki are a three piece band from Aarhus, Denmark, who formed in 2017, from the looks of things.  Hiraki play a dark and unsettling style of music that incorporates elements of metal, noise rock, and industrial noise within their sound.  Musically, Hiraki can be loosely compared to bands such as Coilguns, Ken Mode, Godflesh, Youth Code, The Armed, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2017, Hiraki have released a seven song LP titled Modern Genes in May of 2017.  Stumbling Through The Walls is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via Nefarious Industries on April 9th, 2021.  On Stumbling Through The Walls, Hiraki offer up eight tracks of ugly, dark, harsh, and nihilistic sounding metal, noise rock, and industrial noise.  Overall, Stumbling Through The Walls makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Freedom Fist-S/T EP (2021)

 Country: Scotland
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Poweviolence
Label: Ripcord Records
Tracks: 7
Length: 8.40'


Freedom Fist is a new hardcore, punk, and powerviolence band from Scotland, who formed in 2020, from the looks of things.  Freedom Fist play a vicious and brutal as fuck style of music that calls to mind bands such as Iron Lung, Wound Man, Oxidant, Stimulant, Kidnapped, and other like-minded bands.  Freedom Fist is about to drop their debut EP via Ripcord records on April 30th, 2021 and I've been asked to feature a premier on The Pulpit.  Having heard their EP, let me just say that fans of modern hardcore tinged powerviolence need to really put Freedom Fist on their radar.  Overall, Freedom Fist's debut EP is an absolute must listen for fans of record labels such as To Live A Lie, Iron Lung, and Nerve Altar records,  Below is an exclusive stream for the band's 1st single 14 Million.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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