The Ghost Is Clear-Sampler 2021

 Country: Varies
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Metal, Noise Rock, Screamo
Label: The Ghost Is Clear
Tracks: 22
Length: 56.04'


Wow, here's an absolutely stacked label compilation from one of my longtime favorite labels, The Ghost Is Clear.  I've been following the label since 2008, and have seen nothing but top notch releases being put out by the label.  Label owner Bobby Johnson also sings in Canyons, who have multiple releases on The Ghost is Clear.  Over the years, The Ghost Is Clear has put out amazing bands in the hardcore, punk, metal, screamo, and noise rock spectrum of underground scene.  Here's the label's latest sampler, which includes new songs from bands currently being released on The Ghost Is Clear.  Standouts include Shadow Snakes (Ed Gein/Breather Resist), Nerver, Abandoncy, Rid Of Me, Pressed, Eyelet, Moon Pussy, Easy Prey, DUG (Ex-Buildings),  Infinity Land (new CT band featuring Tarek Ahmed from Intercourse), Pinko, and Canyons.  Do yourself a favor and give the compilation a download.  While you're at it, if you like what hear, purchase a cassette, album, or 7" and show The Ghost Is Clear some love.  Enjoy!

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Human Meat-Purpose EP (2021)

Country: France
Genre: Hardcore, Punk,  Death Metal, Grindcore 
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 7
Length: 10.0'

Human Meat is a three piece band from France who formed in 2019.  Human Meat features former members of Knut, Ananda, As We Breed, Fingerprint, Cult Of Nonsense, and Jasmine.  Human Meat play a vicious and brutal style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, death metal, and grindcore within their sound.  Musically, Human Meat can be loosely compared to bands such as Fulfora, Theories, Woundvac, Nails, Backslider, Weekend Nachos, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2019, Human Meat have released a two song demo in June of 2019 and an eight song EP titled Shape Of Happiness in August of 2020.  Purpose is the band's latest EP, which was released on April 13rth, 2021.  On Purpose, Human Meat offer up seven tracks of vicious and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, death metal, and grindcore.  Overall, Purpose makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Hiding Outside-Without Sin LP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Black Metal, Death Metal, Industrial
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 8
Length: 39.05'


Hiding Outside is the musical project of US based musician Jordan Kloepfer.  Justin Kloepfer began performing under the moniker Hiding Outside in 2019.  Hiding Outside play a killer style of lo-fi black metal, death metal, and industrial.  Musically, Hiding Outside can be loosely compared to bands such as Vile Creature, Bone Awl, Black Tomb, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2019, Hiding Outside have released a digital single titled In The Acid Rain in December of 2019 and a two song EP titled In Need Of Saving in January of 2021.  Without Sin is Hiding Outside's debut full-length LP, which was released on February 5th, 2021.  On Without Sin, Hiding Outside offer up eight tracks of lo-fi black metal, death metal, and industrial.  Overall, Without Sin makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Viuda-S/T EP (2021)

Country: Spain
Genre: Punk, Post Punk
Label: Humo Internacional
Tracks: 5
Length: 9.15'


Viuda is a four piece band from Gijon, Spain who formed in 2020, from the looks of things.  Viuda play a tense, dark, and moody style of punk and post punk.  Musically, Viuda can be loosely compared to bands such as Terrible Feelings, White Lung, Neon Piss, Chain Cult, and other like-minded bands.  This is the band's debut EP, which was released via Humo Internacional records on May 5th, 2021.  On their self-titled debut, Viuda offer up five tracks of tense, dark, and moody sounding punk and post punk.  Overall, Viuda's debut EP makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Wound Man - Jaw Bone Session (2021)

 

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Internal - Primal State (2021)

 

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Sky Pig-Hell Is Inside You EP (2020)

Country: USA
Genre: Doom, Metal, Sludge, Stoner Metal
Label: Transylvanian Tapes
Tracks: 4
Length: 23.30'


Sky Pig is a three piece band from Sacramento, CA who formed in 2018.  Sky Pig play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of doom, metal, sludge, and stoner metal within their sound.  Musically, Sky Pig can be loosely compared to bands such as Afghan Haze, Bongzilla, Weedeater, Junior Bruce, Eyehategod, Buzzoven, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2018, Sky Pig have released a three song EP titled Three Way in June of 2018.  Hell Is Inside You is the band's latest EP, which was released via Transylvanian Tapes on August 16th, 2020.  On Hell Is inside You, Sky Pig offer up four tracks of killer doom, metal, sludge, and stoner metal.  Overall, Hell Is Inside You makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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BATHOLITH-Alpine Tomb LP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Doom, Metal, Death Metal, Sludge
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 7
Length: 42.0'

BATHOLITH is a two piece band from Bristol, CT who formed in 2019, from the looks of things.  BATHOLITH play an oppressive, ominous, and brutal as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of doom, metal, death metal, and sludge within their sound.  Musically, BATHOLITH can be loosely compared to bands such as Gatecreeper, Sea Of Bones, Thou, Hell, Chained To The Bottom Of The Ocean, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2019, BATHOLITH have released a three song EP titled Monolith Of Unknown Origin in September of 2020.  Alpine Tomb is BATHOLITH's debut full-length LP, which was released on April 23rd, 2021.  On Alpine Tomb, BATHOLITH offer up seven tracks of ugly, harsh, and brutal as fuck sounding doom, black, death metal, metal, and sludge.  Overall, Alpine Tomb makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Gonemage-Mystical Extraction EP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Metal, Black Metal, Blackgaze, Avant-garde
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 26.40'


Gonemage is a one piece band from Dallas, Texas who began composing music in 2020.  Gonemage is a side project of Gary Brents from Cara Neir, so going on that alone, you know you're in for something truly special.  Gonemage play a progressive and forward-thinking style of music that incorporates elements of avant-garde black metal, post metal, black metal, and blackgaze, that essentially is a continuation of where Cara Neir was heading with the video game themed album Phase Out.  Mystical Extraction is the band's debut EP, which was released on May 7th, 2021.  On Mystical Extraction, Gonemage offer up six tracks of avant-garde black metal, post metal, black metal, and blackgaze.  Overall, Mystical Extraction makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Great stuff!  Enjoy!

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Bled To Submission-Bury Them In The Graves They Dug For You 7" (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Metal, Grindcore, Powerviolence, Noise
Label: Nerve Altar
Tracks: 8
Length: 12.0'


Bled To Submission is a four piece band from Nashville, Tennessee who formed in early 2016.  Bled To Submission play a brutal and vicious as fuck style of music incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, metal, grindcore, powerviolence, and noise within their sound.  Musically, Bled To Submission  can be loosely compared to bands such as Intensive Care, Gas Chamber, Fulgora, Wake, WVRM, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2016, Bled To Submission have released a four song demo in March of 2016, a seven song EP titled Only A Light Remains in October of 2017, and and a four song EP titled Vermin in July of 2018.  Bury Them In The Graves They Dug For You is the band's latest EP, which was released via Nerve Altar records on May 7th, 2021.  On Bury Them In The Graves They Dug For You, Bled To Submission  offer up eight tracks of vicious, scathing, and brutal as fuck hardcore, punk, metal, grindcore, powerviolence, and noise.  Overall, Bury Them In The Graves They Dug For You makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed,  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Apostle-I Have Tried to Speak Through the Soil in My Mouth EP (2021)

Country: USA 
Genre: Post Hardcore, Punk, Metal, Noisecore, Grindcore Powerviolence
Label: Self-Released
Tracks: 5
Length: 12.25'


Apostle is a four piece band from Marietta, Georgia who formed in 2017.  Apostle play a chaotic, volatile, and brutal as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, punk, metal, noisecore, grindcore, and powerviolence within their sound.  Musically, Apostle can be loosely be compared to bands such as Bleach Everything, United Nations, Candy, Jesus Piece, Vatican, Gulch, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2017, Apostle have released a six song EP titled Shallow Graves in January of 2018, and a ten song LP titled Sufferer in June of 2019.  I Have Tried To Speak Through The Soil In My Mouth is the band's latest EP, which was released on April 2nd, 2021.  On I Have Tried Tp Speak Through The Soil In My Mouth, Apostle offer up five tracks of chaotic, volatile, and brutal as fuck sounding post hardcore, punk, metal, noisecore, grindcore, and powerviolence.  Overall, I Have Tried To Speak Through The Soil In My Mouth makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed,  Highly recommended!

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Hundreds Of AU-Acting From Remote Satellites LP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Screamo
Label: Patient Zero
Tracks: 10
Length: 28.25'



Hundreds Of AU is a four piece piece band from NJ 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.  Since forming in 2017, Hundreds Of AU have released a six song demo in January of 2017, a nine song EP titled  Communications Link Re-Established in May of 2017, two songs on the Meditations In Affinity 4-Way split in May of 2019,  a nine song LP titled  Mission Priorities On Launch in July of 2019, and a two song EP titled Blue Months/Beg A Question in November of 2020.  Acting From Remote Satellites is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via Patient Zero records on May 7th, 2021.  On Acting From Remote Satellites, Hundreds Of AU offer up ten tracks of brutal and chaotic as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, and screamo.  Overall, Acting From Remote Satellites makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!  

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Miserable Creature-II EP (2021)

Country: Australia 
Genre: Death Metal
Label: Transylvanian Tapes
Tracks: 4
Length: 13.10'


Miserable Creature is a two piece band from Melbourne, Australia who formed in 2019, from the looks of things.  Miserable Creature play an ugly, vile, and vicious style of old school death metal.  Since forming in 2019, Miserable Creature have released a self-titled three song EP in January of 2020 and a live version of their song Evil Grimace in November of 2020.  II is the band's latest EP, which was released on cassette via Transylvanian Tapes on May 5th, 2021.  On II, Miserable Creature offer up four tracks of ugly and vicious as fuck sounding old school death metal.  Overall, II makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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Fossilization-He Whose Name Was Long Forgotten EP (2021)

Country: Brazil
Genre: Death Metal, Doom, Sludge
Label: Transylvanian Tapes
Tracks: 5
Length: 24.20'


Fossilization is a two piece band from San Paulo, Brazil who formed in 2019, from the looks of things.  Fossilization play a oppressive, ominous, brutal, and vicious as fuck style of music that incorporates elements of death metal, doom, and sludge within their sound.  Musically, Fossilization can be loosely compared to bands such as Fistula, Come To Grief, Tomb Mold, Scorched, Black Tomb, and other like-minded bands.  He Whose Name Was Long Forgotten is the band's debut EP, which was released via Transylvanian Tapes on March 21st, 2021.  On He Whose Name Was Long Forgotten, Fossilization offer up five tracks of oppressive and brutal as fuck sounding death metal, doom, and sludge.  Overall, He Whose Name Was Long Forgotten makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.K.) Do Nothing-Glueland EP (2021)

Country: United Kingdom
Genre: Post Punk, Alt. Rock, Indie Rock
Label: The Orchard
Tracks: 5
Length: 16.30'


Do Nothing is a four piece band from Nottingham, UK who formed in 2018, from the looks of things.  Do Nothing play an tense, energetic, and catchy as hell style of music that incorproates elements of post punk, alt. rock, and indie rock within their sound,  Since forming in 2018, Do Nothing have released a digital single titled Waitress in February of 2018, a digital single titled Handshakes in February of 2018, a digital single titled Gangs in January of 2020, and a five song EP titled Zero Dollar Bill in April of 2020.  Glueland is the band's latest EP, which was released via The Orchard on March 12th, 2021.  ON Glueland, Do Nothing offer up five tracks of tense, energetic, and catchy as hell sounding post punk, alt. rock, and indie rock.  Overall, Glueland makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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(U.S.) Honeymoon-No Smiles+Only In Name EP (2021)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Hardcore, Punk, Indie Rock
Label: Head 2 Wall
Tracks: 2
Length: 7.20'



Honeymoon are a four piece band from Columbus, Ohio who formed in April of 2017.  Honeymoon play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post hardcore, punk, and indie rock within their sound.  Musically, Honeymoon can be loosely compared to bands such as Quicksand, Shift, Sunny Day Real Estsate, Seaweed, Aeges, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2017, Honeymoon have released a four song EP titled 14:43 in August of 2017, a digital single titled Like Suffering in May of 2018, a digital single titled Perfect in May of 2018, a two song live EP titled Live At Bigfoot Studios in September of 2018, and a nine song LP titled From The Future in January of 2020.  No Smiles+Only In Names is the band's latest EP, which was released via Head 2 Wall records on February 19th, 2021.  On No Smiles+Only Future, Honeymoon offer up two tracks of killer post hardcore, punk, and indie rock.  Overall, No Smiles+Only In Name makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy! 

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Honeymoon-From The Future LP (2020)

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