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IN SHORTS #11 📢 mid-September News Roundup: “The Dark Moods Are Coming”

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Photo: South African hardcore band PEASANT, by Henk Steyn Photography / Scroll down to hear the band’s new EP!

1980s punk band MDC received a brief documentary on their famous chant “No Cops! No KKK! No fascist USA!”, recreated by GREEN DAY for their anti-Trump version. Watch below.

Making Waves: A Benefit Compilation For Those Affected By Hurricane Harvey is available digitally through Miss Champagne label, featuring fifteen Houston artists including FOOTBALL, etc., Cool Moon, VODI, Ruiners, The Wheel Workers, Astragal, Dollie Barnes, Greg Cote & The Real Life Friends, Tee Vee, Lace, El Lago, Miears, Fight Me, Rose Ette, and heavy, grindy noise rockers OMOTAI, who provides the track “A Cruel Weight, Thy Wound.” All proceeds from the sales of this album will be donated directly to United Way Of Greater Houston’s Hurricane Relief Fund.

OMOTAI bassist/vocalist Melissa Lonchambon Ryan offers,

“This storm was completely unfathomable, and I’ve been through a lot of hurricanes. Some of the first-person accounts I’ve read will haunt me for a long time. For a lot of people here, it will be difficult and take a long time to get back to some kind of normalcy or get close to replacing what was lost. But I was astounded by the response of regular people here that stepped up and rescued and helped others.”

Polish melodic crust hardcore punks DOM ZŁY (members of Kaldera, Hidden World, The Feral Trees, Weedcraft, Panacea, and Words Mean Nothing) release new song and video called “Psy”, a forerunner of their excellent debut EP, to be released on October 13th via Unquiet Records.

Maryland progressive ambient rockers BODY THIEF release new music video “Orphan Organism”, coming from their 2015 debut record “Speak in Hibernation” and serving as a fine part of their promotional activity in support of the new album fundraising campaing, available at this location. BODY THIEF’s sound is hypnotic, transporting, soothing, and serves a really worthy treat for those who appreciate the pleasures ofimmersive ambient textures and entrancing song structures. Can’t wait to listen to their new work. Play the video below to see why.

NY hardcore pack NONE ABOVE ALL reveal the full stream of their second EP Climate of Hostility, featuring 9 gritty, metallized, visceral, powerful hardcore tracks proving them to be very comfortable in their own skin and kind of uncomfortable with the world outside. Hit the play button below and share if you like what you hear!

Aachen, Germany’s heavy hardcore pack STILL ILL drops their final record “Paradise”, available now on Injustice Records and Demons Run Amok Entertainment! The band formed in 2011 and issued the following farewell statement:

Long overdue, but here it is. Still Ill is no longer an active band.
Thanks to everyone involved in our ride over the last six years. For the farewell we want to release our latest and last 5 song EP “Paradise” via our boys in INJUSTICE RECORDS! Head over there for the pre-order in the next days and a brand new track.
Happy to say that this farewell gift are the best tracks we’ve ever written, so if you liked what we did – watch out.
Right now there are no plans for a farewell show, let’s see what the future holds.
If you still need a copy of our LP, grab a copy at Demons Run Amok Entertainment – they still have some left and you’d help us and them a lot by grabbing one.
Much love to any person however involved in this band, you know who you are.
2011-2017 / Still Ill

Munich, Germany’s modern emotional post hardcore act WE TOO, WILL FADE release their debut single and quality music video called “In the End We All Wish We Were Back Home”

Power punk rockers DIRECT HIT! and PEARS are streaming first songs from their new anticipated split record called Human movement. Read the official Fat Wreck Chords press release and listen to both tracks below.

On November 3, FAT will release Human Movement, a split album from Direct Hit and PEARS. This 12 track scorcher features five new songs from each band, plus one cover of their counterpart’s material. You can get your first taste today! Just pre-order the album from iTunes or Bandcamp, and you’ll get an instant download of a song from each band. We can’t wait for you to hear Direct Hit’s latest single, “Blood on Your Tongue,” a song oozing with sugarcoated pop melodies. Then, strap yourself in and listen to a brand new PEARS track, “Arduous Angel,” layered with soaring choruses and punchy hooks. Both songs are premiering on our YouTube channel. You can also pick up Human Movement at our European webstore and our Australian webstore. Or grab the awesome skateboard in our webstore! For more on the release, check out what front-man Nick Woods from Direct Hit, and Brian Pretus from PEARS had to say about joining forces:

Nick Woods: “We’re really proud of how this record turned out, not only because all the tunes on it are rippers, but because we got to collaborate on it with some of our best friends. Splits like these rarely work with everyone involved playing to the others’ strengths. I’m really glad the stars aligned here in a way where the whole thing came together as a unified release, from one of the coolest record labels in the biz right now.”

Brian Pretus: “We’ve been talking about doing this for a long time, since like one of our first tours, which was with Direct Hit. It’s pretty surreal that we finally got to make it happen, and I couldnt be happier with how both sides of this thing turned out.”

Finnish noise rockers THROAT (see our interview at this location) release their version of UNSANE’s “Get Away”, coming from Antena Krzyku’s Shattered, Flattered & Covered – A Tribute to Unsane compilation 2LP/2CD, featuring tracks from Beige Eagle Boys • Boy Division • Buildings • Cani Sciorri • Child Bite • Cult of Occult • Disasteratti • Ex Wives • Faking • Fashion Week • Flying Disk • Grizzlor • Grizzly Daughter • Hawks • IRK • Joe 4 • Ken Mode • Lleroy • Maud • Membrane • Multicult • Nudist • Pushmen • Seawhores • Silent Front • Sinking Suns • Sofy Major • Suma • Turin Horse • Wayward.

Cape Town based 4-piece vicious hardcore band PEASANT release new raging EP “IV: Peak Fear”, a brief set of powerful tracks influenced by d-beat, death metal, crossover and more styles coming in the mix.

French metallic hardcore act NESSERIA have released three tracks from their forthcoming album “Cette Érosion De Nous​-​Mêmes”. The record was recorded on tape & mixed by Neb Xort (Alcest, Aluk Todolo, Anorexia Nervosa) then mastered by Nick Zampiello (Converge, Gaza, Cave In…) and features artwork by by Alex Eckman-Lawn (Maruta, Krieg, Hacride…). “Cette Érosion De Nous​-​Mêmes” is due out October 6th via Throatruiner Records and Itawak (vinyl) & Deadlight Entertainment (CD), and can already be pre ordered from the labels.

Skopje, Macedonia’s emotive, screamo influenced post hardcore act YÖU are streaming an amazing debut record ‘We sing the blues​.​.​.’ (Deny Records), a bracing and vital antidote to punk genre norms, and a truly captivating offering with emotional delivery as authentic as some of their influential predecessors. Check it out below!

New thrash influenced hardcore trio INHUMAN NATURE (members of IDIOTEQ featured GROUP OF MAN, NO DIRECTION and HANG THE BASTARD) premiered their debut EP called Other Realms, available now via Machinations Of Darkness. The record proves them to be able to still know how to pack a devastating punch with just a handful of jams built on raw production and energetic, ominous playing. Listen below and catch them live in Bristol, if your’re near. They’ll be blowing the stage apart this Sunday with GATECREEPER and LET IT DIE!

Palermo, Italy’s vicious powerviolent, grind hardcore/metal hybrid CAVERNICULAR (members of CAINO, Haemophagus, ANF) reveal the full stream of their brutal new record “Man’s Place In Nature”, to be released in October via Here And Now Records.

New Hampshire’s VATTNET (formerly VATTNET VISKAR) are streaming their upcoming self-titled LP on Exclaim magazine .

Guitarist Chris Alfieri says,

“This record is gonna feel like such a staggering departure for a lot of people. Honestly, to us, it was the direction we were heading in all along, with or without harsh vocals. Why not shorten the name and have a fresh start all together? To say it’s not as heavy and dark would be a complete lie, but we definitely take some chances in the other direction as well. The record thematically has threads that oscillate between personal experience and looking through the lens of the larger experience of humankind recently…which has been grim, but at least we’re all in it together. To me the record sounds like anxiety, paranoia, apathy, exhaustion, and loss rolled into one, but with a touch of relentless hope that helps you get out of bed in the morning, or early afternoon.”

Grand Rapids, MI trio, COSMONAUT released their final album, “The Late Great Cosmonaut” on September 11th. Gritty but catchy, their sound has been described by No Echo as “Part post-hardcore, part alt. rock, a little emo/indie, all gold. Every bit.” The band got a lift when space-rock hero Matt Talbott (HUM) approached them to produce the album. Speaking on the connection, Brian George (guitar/vocals) relates “we recorded our last album at his place with Al and Eric (Shiner/The Life and Times) and I think he liked what he heard. He ended up contacting us just as we were getting ready to record our next album. HUM is one of our favorite bands and the timing was right, so it was a no-brainer.” Rounded out by Rodney Johnson (bass) and Josh Stacey (drums/vocals), Cosmonaut formed in 2012 (though all the members have played together previously in other projects). Since then the band has already recorded an EP with Steve Albini and shared stages with such notables as Death From Above 1979, Greys, The Life And Times and Animal Lover.

Boston melodic pop punk rockers REBUILDER release new uplifting EP ‘Sounds From The Massachusetts Turnpike’, featuring 6 brand new songs recorded by Jay Maas @ Getaway Studio on 10″ vinyl with an amazing gatefold jacket designed by Brian Butler (New Found Glory, Bosstones, etc).

REBUILDER + CHOKE UP live dates:

July 26 College Street Music Hall New Haven, CT w/ Mighty Mighty Bosstones & Spring Heeled Jack (USA) – without CHOKE UP
Aug 8 Gooski’s Pittsburgh, PA
Aug 9 Maple Lanes, Cleveland, OH
Aug 10 Tip Top Grand Rapids, MI
Aug 11 Shakespeare’s Kalamazoo, MI
Aug 12 Lyrics room Green Bay, WI w/ DIRECT HIT!
Aug 13 Liar’s Club Chicago, IL
Aug 14 Magnolia Bar Louisville, KY
Aug 15 Snug Harbor Charlotte, NC
Aug 16 Shaka’s Live Virginia Beach, VA
Aug 17 Day off or give us a place to play
Aug 18 Kung Fu Necktie Philadelphia, PA
Aug 19 Sunnyvale, Brooklyn, NY
Sept 2 Great Scott Boston, MA

Milan, Italy’s old school hardcore punk rockers MY OWN VOICE release new record “Shipwrecked”, a set of refreshingly gritty, melodic tracks and a vital injection of positive energy for these turbulent times. Listen below and GO HERE to read our interview, posted earlier this year.

“Shipwrecked” was released in South East Asia through Wanted Records, from Penang, Malaysia. This tape means a lot to us: It is the proof that the DIY spirit has spread Worldwide, that Worldwide, that hardcore unites kids from all sorts of different countries beyond borders, differences, nationalities. It testifies that ideas and values can travel free, if dedicated people decide to put their efforts into it. This is what hardcore means to us: to stand united against injustice, to support each other, to be wide awake defying every power’s deception. To resist control, together, forever. From Italy to Malaysia to Indonesia: fuck the borders!

Chicago’s grainy, anthemic punk rock act VOICE OF ADDICTION releases an outstanding new record “The Lost Art of Empathy”, delivering an addictive and authentic flavour to the table and proving them to be willing to move upward, regardless of their 13 year long residency. Great, energizing listen.

Toronto gritty, yet melodic punk rockers PLAN 37 release new single “True Lies”, coming from their debut record “Say Goodbye”, to be released in 5 days via My Fingers! My Brain! Records. Featuring members of The Deforesters, Sinkin’ Ships, The Roman Line, The Unbelievers and recorded by producer Jon Drew (Fucked Up, Tokyo Police Club, Diemonds, Cola Heads) in 2016. “Say Goodbye” is also the first band recording to feature Cactus Vella on Lead guitar.

The time has come. The debut full-length album, from the universe that grew in-between what is and what isn’t, is slowly approaching our planet from behind the asteroid belt. No estimates can be given on the damages, or the crater size. Just know this. We are on this ship together, going through the same internal turmoil, just trying to find an answer, a piece of what’s left of the pie

RADIOHEAD release a new excellent video for their old song “Lift”, one of the three previously unreleased tracks from their recent 20th anniversary reissue of classic album, called “OK COMPUTER OKNOTOK 1997 2017”. Directed by Oscar Hudson, who recently sat down with It’s Nice That for a brief interview about the project, the video can be watched below.

GO HERE and HERE to watch 2 previously released videos for tracks “Man Of War” and “I Promise“.

Alt rapper and songwriter KING KRULE release another new video for the new song “Dom Surfer”, taken from the album, The OOZ, available for pre-order at this location.

Oklahoma melodic emo pop punk rockers LIFE LESSONS release an amazing new EP called “Best When In Motion” via Triple Crown and You Did This Records. Listen below and GO HERE to see their current dates with FOUR YEAR STRONG.

Montreal, Québec’s noisy, swingin’ punks NO NEGATIVE release new 7” single ‘Cellophane b​/​w Stickin’ it to the Man, Again’ on Swollen City Records. Listen below and catch them live at Soundcentral in Montreal on October 1st alongside ULTRARAT and WRECKAGE WITH STICK.

COMEBACK KID released their new album Outsider and have premiered a new official video for ‘Hell Of A Scene’.

The band’s vocalist Andrew on the track and their new album:

“‘Hell Of A Scene’ was intended to be a song brighter in mood. We always had a laugh writing and playing this song in rehearsals, but it always felt right. One of my favourites on the new album. We shot this video in Aalborg, Denmark while on tour this last summer during some down time an afternoon before a show that night. It was very on the fly and spontaneous. Pleased to premiere it on our album release day.”

“To release our 6th studio album, with a fresh start on Nuclear Blast / New Damage is a significant moment for us. It really feels like we are starting a whole new chapter with the band. On this record we allowed ourselves to step outside the box a little more musically while still binding to the traditional Comeback Kid sound, resulting in what I think is our most dynamic material yet.”


24.11.17 UK London @ Koko
25.11.17 UK Brighton @ Concorde 2
26.11.17 UK Bristol @ Bierkeller
27.11.17 UK Birmingham @ 02 Institute 2
28.11.17 UK Manchester @ Academy 2

Texas hardcore powerhouse SHADOW OF DOUBT has issued a new visual accompaniment to the title track to their No Mercy debut EP, which was recently released via WAR Records. SHADOW OF DOUBT’s”No Mercy” video has been premiered through Decibel Magazine, who issues, “Where can you find riffs reminiscent of the legendary New York sound while also retaining a modern hardcore sound? Texas hardcore quintet SHADOW OF DOUBT are a good place to start. Combining metallic riffs, melodic guitar solos and pit-worthy breakdowns, their first EP No Mercy made them an up-and-coming hardcore band to watch”. See the video below.

Featuring former members of Bitter End, Hardside, and more, SHADOW OF DOUBT combines their love for crossover, hardcore, punk, and metal, with powerful and memorable riffs reminiscent of the classic NYHC sound, resulting in the perfect soundtrack for this modern age of quarrel. No Mercy combines crushing riffs in the vein of Cro-Mags and Leeway while maintaining a modern sound reminiscent of Mizery, Take Offense, and Beautiful Ones. The four-song EP was recorded in November 2016 by Phillip Odom (Ivy League) at Bad Wolf Studios, and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Integrity, Power Trip, Nails).


9/30/2017 The Korova – San Antonio, TX @ Hope For Shelter Fest
10/28/2017 Boozers – Corpus Christi, TX

Toulouse heavy hardcore mob BLACK KNIVES drops a new jam called “Zero Fucks Given”, available on “I LOVE MOSH 10 years Anniversary” compilation.

London metallized hardcore veterans PROWLER have been hitting it hard since 2002. Prowler and Rucktion Records are proud to announce the new album The Curse will be out physically and digitally on September 29Th!2 new tracks and a music video are available below.

Since 2002 Prowler have been at the absolute forefront of London hardcore, with 15 years under their belts they’ve proven why they’re well known in UKHC for their ultra heavy blend of metallic hardcore.
Absolutely soaked in dive-bombs, wah pedal solos and enough mosh parts to demolish Wembley – The Curse is Prowler’s most defined release to date. Reminiscent of 90s metallic hardcore bands like Visions Of Disorder and Hatebreed, Prowler write heavy bangers for the dance floor. It’s music to bang your head to, spin your kick to and grab the mic to.

Toronto-based noisy alt post punk act WORST GIFT are about to release their debut record World’s Worst, an interesting offering that consists of nine stressed out genre blending break-up songs that are an ode to societal collapse, personal failure, and meditations on trying to be good. The first track is “What’s Another 40 Bucks Between Friends?” was released online a couple of days ago. Listen below and stay tuned for a fuyll stream soon!

“It’s about feeling like you have the capacity to be good and that you are inherently, and not knowing when you started feeling otherwise. Recognizing where you went wrong, and not being able to feel it when you’re doing the right thing finally due to negative self-talk.” – Sooz, Worst Gift (on the meaning behind “What’s Another 40 Bucks Between Friends?”)

World’s Worst is set for release on September 22, 2017 via Art of the Uncarved Block.

Punk rock act IRON CHIC release new song andd video called “My Best Friend (Is A Nihilist)”, coming from their new record You Can’t Stay Here, up for pre-order at SideOneDummy Records, to be released on October 13th.

IRON CHIC live dates:

Tuesday September 19 — Amityville, NY — Amityville Music Hall

+ Propagandhi:
Tuesday October 10 — London, ON — London Music Hall
Wednesday October 11 — Toronto, ON —Opera House
Thursday October 12 — Hamilton, ON — Absinthe (no Propagandhi)
Saturday October 14 — Ottawa, ON — Bronson Centre
Sunday October 15 — Montreal, QC — Club Soda
Monday October 16 — Burlington, VT — The Monkey House (no Propagandhi)
Tuesday October 17 — Washington, D.C. — Rock & Roll Hotel
Wednesday October 18 — Philadelphia, PA — Union Transfer
Friday October 20 — Brooklyn, NY — Warsaw
Saturday October 21 — Boston, MA — Middle East Club

+ The Movielife:
Thursday October 26 — Richmond, VA — Strange Matter
Friday October 27 — Carrboro/Raleigh, NC — Cat’s Cradle (back room)
Saturday October 28 — Jacksonville, FL — 1904
Sunday October 29 — Gainesville, FL — The Fest
Monday October 30 — Atlanta, GA — The Masquerade

Milwaukee’s TELETHON will release an ambitious new concept album titled ‘The Grand Spontanean: A Tale Told In Five Acts’, on September 29 via Halloween Records. Produced by Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Jeff Rosenstock, Joyce Manor, The Smith Street Band) ‘The Grand Spontanean’ is a cosmic trip of punk rock filtered through straight up rock n’ roll a la Thin Lizzy, Weezer’s anthemic power pop and every other style in which they could meld their sound into. It resulted in a true blue rock opera about a self-centered, internet addicted twenty-something realizing the world’s about to end in a storm of noise and chaos.

The sprawling, 30-track LP features appearances by Laura Stevenson (on “On Companionship” and “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve”), Chris Farren (on “Stillwave”). The Hold Steady‘s Franz Nicolay (who plays multiple instruments all over the record and contributes spoken word on “The Sudden Walk”) , Roger Lima of Less Than Jake (on “The Runner’s High”), and Peter Hess (The Hold Steady, TV on the Radio).

Telethon will be taking ‘The Grand Spontanean’ on the road this fall, including an appearance at this year’s Fest 16.

Shanghai, China’s melodic, swingin’, rock’n’roll infused hardcore band SPILL YOUR GUTS have prmeiered their debut full length called Hungry Crows.

Italian folk punk rocker Gab De La Vega is streaming his latest EP “I Wan’t Nothing”, including his version of MISFITS classic “Some Kinda Hate”. Listen below and head over here to see our recent music video premiere and the details of his current European tour.

Vancouver sludge practitioners BISON are pleased to unveil the visual accompaniment to “Anti War” from their recently-issued You Are Not The Ocean You Are The Patient full-length.

Adds Treble magazine, who premiered the video,

“The clip features close-up shots of a map, tour footage, rehearsal space shenanigans, natural landscapes, and some bits and pieces of lyrics. Plus the song itself rocks super hard, with some big, meaty riffs.”

BISON’s You Are Not The Ocean You Are The Patient was captured in the band’s hometown with longtime friend Jesse Gander at Rain City Recorders. The follow-up to 2014-issued 1000 Needles EP serves as their first full-length to include bassist Shane Clark, former lead guitarist of 3 Inches Of Blood, who joined the band following their Lovelessness full-length (2012, Metal Blade). You Are Not The Ocean You Are The Patient is available on CD, vinyl, and digital formats.

Second full album by Belgian punk rockers CHARLIE BIT MY FINGER “Third Time’s A Farm” is about to hit the streets via Bearded Punk Records and Thousand Islands Records (CA) The five-piece is known for their melodic riffs, straight-forward drums and clean vocals, which they have now combined to a 12-track full album that goes by the name of Third Time’s A Farm. You can pre-order the album now via TIR’s bandcamp or via BPR’s webshop now or stream the entire album on Spotify.

Captivating, emotional post hardcore band ARROWHEAD released a trio of live tracks recorded live at the Converse Rubber Tracks studio in Boston, Massachusetts on September 30th, 2016. We recently hosted the premiere of their touching EP called “Maunder” on lifeisafunnything label, so be sure to give it a listen HERE.

Knives Out Records is streaming the new reissue of GRIMLOCK‘s 2003 record “Crusher”, originally released via Life Sentence Records and serving as a perfect weapon in hands of fans of ALL OUT WAR, early HATEBREED and solid heavy, grooovy metallized hardcore that doesn’t age and still manages to move like a slick heavyweight. Boom!

Belgium’s alt rockers THE GERALDINES release new song and video called ‘Cue’, a perfect blend between 90’s indie melancholy and raw punkrock energy. A smooth sailing post Summer track in which the band showcases its ability to write pretty much the perfect song. The band’s new EP ‘Fluff’ will be out later this year via Thanks But No Thanks Records.

Upcoming shows:

16/09 – BackYardRave, Glabeek (/w Fornet, Black Leather Jacket,…)
21/09 – Café café, Hasselt (/w The Guru Guru)
06/10 – JH De Non, Halle-Zoersel
08/11 – Cabron, Antwerpen
18/11 – Kavka, Antwerpen (/w Mountain Bike, Fornet,…)
09/12 – TBNT Label Night, Aarschot
16/12 – Zapoi, Mechelen
23/12 – ZemstForLife, Zemst

Experimental ambient/drone act OPOLLO releases new astounding record “Of A Distorted Star”, full of unearthly sounds, eerie atmospheres, transcendent and warm emotions, giving the listener ample room to explore.

Combining 60’s pop and bubblegum with late 70’s California beach punk and powerpop, the international conglomerate band, SUSPECT PARTS, are releasing their first full-length LP on Taken By Surprise Records on October 6, but to get you ready for their Self-Titled ten-track release they’re dropping videos on YouTube to give you a taste of what you’re in for. American fans will be able to get the album from Oops Baby Records.

This apocalyptically poppy power group was mixed together by former and current members of The Briefs, Clorox Girls, Maniac, Ripchord, Radio Dead Ones and Red Dons. These suspects are spread across Germany, the UK and the US, but are coming together in Europe this October / November for a series of live shows and more reasons to buy their upcoming record.


26.10. DE-Dresden – Chemiefabrik
27.10. CZ-Brno – Kabinet Muz
28.10. AT-Wien – Rhiz
29.10. DE-München – Kafe Kult
30.10. DE-Köln – Sonic Ballroom
31.10. BE-Antwerpen – Venue 219
01.11. BE-Kortrijk – The Pit’s
02.11. DE-Münster – Gleis 22
03.11. DE-Hamburg – Molotow
04.11. DE-Berlin – Kastanienkeller

Mellow alt rockers SLEEPY LIMBS (ex-You, Me, and Everyone We Know) are gearing up for the September 22 release of their self-titled EP by debuting their new music video for the track “Float On”! Watch below.

Sleepy Limbs, hailing from Lancaster, PA, is Ben Roth, Kory Gable, and Joe Fuscia. All three were previously members of You, Me, and Everyone We Know (South By Sea Records). Sleepy Limbs was formed following the demise of YMAEWK.

“This project was started as You, Me, and Everyone We Know came to an end. Around that same time, Kory and Joe were learning/relearning some of my old songs to play a full band show and we started working on new song ideas I had floating around” Roth said. “The more we worked on new material we started to notice a chemistry between us as a three piece and just kind of went with it and started playing shows and writing more songs, and Sleepy Limbs was born.”


Sep 21 The Smiling Moose Pittsburgh, PA
Sep 22 Lancaster Art Studios Lancaster, PA
Sep 23 Studio Luloo Oaklyn, NJ
Sep 24 Chateau d’If New Brunswick, NJ
Oct 25 The Southgate House Revival-Revival Room Newport, KY
Oct 30 Goldsounds Brooklyn, NY
Nov 01 The Barbary Philadelphia, PA*

Lucerne, Switzerland’s melodic hardcore band INSANITY (Bastardized Recordings) will be touring in support of their new record “Toss a Coin” in early October:

05.10. Ulm – Cafe Intro w/Spidercrew
06.10. Paris – Dr Feelgood Les Halles
07.10. Halsbach – Kastenkeller
08.10. Heerlen – Cafe Bluff w/Spidercrew
10.10. Hamburg – Pooca Bar
11.10. TBA
12.10. Essen – Billard Walkabout w/Pay No Respect
13.10. Bremen – BDP Haus
14.10. Karlsruhe – Weiße Rose w/In Other Climes

Black metal experimentalists WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM premiered a new duo of tracks “Angrboda” and “Mother Owl, Father Ocean”, coming from their sixth LP, Thrice Woven, out September 22nd on 2XLP/CD/Cassette/Digital via Artemisia Records! The band commented:

“Making music with Anna Von Hausswolff was a true gift. When I close my eyes and listen to Anna’s Voice I see the cold grey oceans of the north. It reminds me of the saltwater near my beloved home, and the cold oceans everywhere. Hail to the Icy Waters of this Earth! Hail Anna!”

Indie alt rockers THE FRONT BOTTOMS have shared “Vacation Town,” the second new song to be released off their forthcoming LP, GOING GREY. “Vacation Town” is streaming today along with an official music video – directed by Ryan Baxley!

Pre-orders for The Front Bottoms new album GOING GREY, are available today at all DSPs and the band’s official site. All pre-orders will receive an instant grat download of “Vacation Town” and GOING GREY’s lead track “Raining.” “Raining” debuted earlier this month with The FADER who remarked, “The Front Bottoms make memorable sing-a-longs that call back to a different, simpler, sadder era of confessional guitar music,” while Stereogum hailed “Raining” as, “grand and reflective and damn near arena-ready.” Produced by The Front Bottoms and Nick Furlong at studios in London, Texas, California, New Jersey, and Connecticut, GOING GREY will arrive worldwide on October 13th.
The New Jersey-based band has also set an epic U.S. headline tour with special guest Basement and Bad Bad Hats. The coast-to-coast trek is set to commence Thursday, October 19th at Boston, MA’s House of Blues and then continue into November (see attached itinerary). Tickets for the tour are on sale now with all tickets purchased online receiving an instant download of GOING GREY upon its October 13th release.


10/19 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
10/20 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
10/21 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
10/22 – Buffalo, NY – Riverworks
10/24 – Detroit, MI – Fillmore Detroit
10/25 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
10/26 – Chicago, IL – The Metro
10/27 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
10/28 – Columbus, OH – Express Live
10/29 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
10/31 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theater
11/1 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
11/3 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
11/4 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
11/6 – San Francisco – The Regency Ballroom
11/7 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
11/10 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
11/11 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
11/12 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
11/14 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
11/15 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
11/16 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
11/18 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
11/19 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues
11/21 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
11/22 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore Philadelphia
11/24 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring
11/25 – New York, NY – Terminal 5

Berlin melodic punk’n’rollers WAR WITH THE NEWTS streaming their latest EP “Dead Eyes“, full of the hooks, verve, and wild energy that will have you singing along.

French hardcore heavyweights PROVIDENCE are hitting Mexican roads next week!


Melodic pop rockers / ex-post hardcore act THE USED return with a new album The Canyon; premiere new music video for the record’s debut single, “Over And Over Again.” The Canyon is due out October 27 via Hopeless Records. Watch below and catch them on their headlining U.S. tour with fall with support coming from GLASSJAW (see the dates HERE).

Denver nihilists PRIMITIVE MAN have shared the official video for “Commerce” off their impending second full-length album, Caustic. Watch the Frank Huang/Maximum Volume Silence-directed visualizer below and check out an in-depth interview via Decibel Magazine HERE.

Caustic marks PRIMITIVE MAN’s second full-length offering of soul-crushing, blackened doom and noise-ridden claustrophobia. Recorded and produced at Flatline Audio by Dave Otero (Cobalt, Cephalic Carnage, Cattle Decapitation et al), Caustic is twelve songs and over seventy-five minutes of bloodcurdling howls, abysmal tones, and dense, unsettling feedback spewing forth a cesspool of utter misery. With lyrical themes ranging from political corruption, personal struggle, and the crumbling social climate facing the world today, Caustic serves as a cataclysmic soundtrack for a world gone awry.

PRIMITIVE MAN live with Bell Witch:

10/25/2017 Hi Dive – Denver, CO
10/26/2017 O’Leavers – Omaha, NE
10/27/2017 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL
10/28/2017 Rock Island Brewery – Rock Island, IL
10/29/2017 The New Dodge – Hamtramck, MI
10/30/2017 Ace Of Cups – Columbus, OH
11/01/2017 Coalition – Toronto, ON
11/02/2017 Bar Le Ritz – Montreal, QC
11/03/2017 Geno’s – Portland, ME
11/04/2017 Cop Frat – Oneonta, NY
11/05/2017 ONCE – Boston, MA
11/06/2017 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
11/07/2017 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
11/08/2017 The Meatlocker – Montclair, NJ
11/09/2017 Sidebar – Baltimore, MD
11/10/2017 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
11/11/2017 Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA
11/12/2017 Exit/In – Nashville, TN
11/13/2017 Whitewater – Little Rock, AR
11/14/2017 Growlers – Memphis, TN
11/15/2015 Santos – New Orleans, LA
11/16/2017 Lost Well – Austin, TX
11/17/2017 Ridgelea Lounge – Forth Worth, TX

No Clean Singing magazine is exposing the population to the gnarled new ACEPHALIX track, “Excremental Offerings,” off the band’s Decreation LP, which is being unleashed through 20 Buck Spin later this month. GO HERE to listen and check out another 2 previously released tracks below.

“‘Excremental Offerings’ is about our ambivalent relationship to the shit we carry around inside of us and how we’d rather rot internally before we show other people the shittiest – or the most true, the most real – manifestations of who we are, “offers ACEPHALIX. “There’s a terror of emptiness motivating our spiritual constipation, and the excremental offering is the moment when we surrender to this terror at our core. While this is my best explanation of the lyrics, it’s really just another death metal song about death.”

French metal/hardcore act IN OTHER CLIMES are hitting the road this week; new covers EP “Wild Anthems For The Deaf, Vol. 1” now available:

16.09. Clermont-Ferrand (FR) – Raymond Bar
22.09. Ilsenburg (DE) – Cafe am Heizhaus.
23.09. Halle (DE) – StoneCarver Open Air
24.09. München (DE) – Backstage
11.10. Geneve (CH) – L’Usine w/ All For Nothing
12.10. Besancon (FR) – Le Crousty Bar w/All For Nothing
13.10. TBA
14.10. Karlsruhe (DE) – Weiße Rose w/Insanity
26.10. Montpellier (FR) – Secret Place*
27.10. Marseille (FR) – Jas’Rod *
28.10. Toulouse (FR) – Le Metronum *
11.11. Nairobi (KE) – Metal Festival 2017
17.11. Nancy (FR) – 915kaffe **
18.11. Saint-Die-des-Vosges (FR) – L’entracte Deux *
23.11. Grenoble (FR) – Amperage **
24.11. Nice (FR) – L’Altherax *
08.12. Nantes (FR) – Nantes Metal Fest 2017 *
09.12. Evreux (FR) – Le KUBB *

* ALLIANCE TOUR with L’Esprit Du Clan & Alea Jacta Est
** With L’Esprit Du Clan

Death metal act CANNABIS CORPSE unveiled a full stream of their new record Left Hand Passm, out now via Season Of Mist.

BrooklynVegan magazine released a cool feature on the history of emo called “From Sunny Day to Brand New: A Brief History of Emo Bands Making Art Rock”. GO HERE to check it out.


Melodic metalcore / hardcore band STRAY FROM THE PATH are streaming their new album Only Death Is Real, available now via Sumerian Records, plus a new video for ‘The Opening Move’, the first song on their new album.

Rochester, NY based melodic punk rock band SUCH GOLD released a full stream of their new EP called Deep In A Hole, available now via Bird Attack Records.

This 5-song musical exploration shows off their superior ability to combine catchy melodies and arrangements with a mastery of harmonic color and wild textures. The result spans the bands’ sonic past, present and future via their new home at Bird Attack Records. Produced and engineered by the band’s own Jon Markson, and mixed and mastered by Jason Livermore at The Blasting Room, “Deep in a Hole” is Such Gold at their best, doing things their own way.

Catch the band live at:

Oct 06 The Brass Monkey – Ottawa, Canada
Oct 07 Pavillion des Pionniers w/ Belvedere – St Hyacinthe, Canada
Oct 08 Velvet Underground w/ Belvedere – Toronto, Canada
Oct 09 Call The Office – London, Canada
Oct 10 Southgate House Revival – Newport, KY
Oct 11 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
Oct 12 Basement Transmissions – Erie, PA
Oct 13 Bug Jar – Rochester, NY
Oct 19 Debonair Music Hall – Teaneck, NJ
Oct 20 Saint Vitus w/ A Wilhelm Scream – Brooklyn, NY
Oct 21 Milkboy w/ A Wilhelm Scream – Philadelphia, PA
Oct 22 Shakas w/ A Wilhelm Scream – Virginia Beach, VA
Oct 23 Metro Gallery w/ A Wilhelm Scream – Baltimore, MD
Oct 24 Local 506 w/ A Wilhelm Scream – Chapel Hill, NC
Oct 25 Purgatory w/ A Wilhelm Scream – Atlanta, GA
Oct 27 High Dive Gainesville – Gainesville, FL

Hardcore band FIRST BLOOD will be joining STICK TO YOUR GUNS, BEING AS AN OCEAN and SILENT PLANET on their upcoming European tour in November and December. See the dates below.

11/16 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspann
11/17 Nürnberg, GER – Löwensaal
11/18 Graz, AUT – PPC
11/19 Prague, CZE – Meet Factory
11/20 Budapest, HUN – Dürer Kert
11/21 Warsaw, POL – Progresja
11/22 Rostock, GER – Alte Zuckerfabrik
11/23 Berlin, GER – Festsaal Kreuzberg
11/24 Münster, GER – Skaters Palace
11/25 Hannover, GER – Faust
11/26 Bruxelles, BEL – AB
11/27 Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
11/28 Glasgow, UK – The Garage
11/29 Manchester, UK – Club Academy
11/30 London, UK – O2 Islington Academy
12/01 Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute2
12/02 Amsterdam, NET – Melkweg
12/03 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
12/04 Paris, FRA – Backstage By The Mill
12/05 Stuttgart, GER – Im Wizemann
12/06 Aarau, SWI – Kiff
12/07 München, GER – Backstage
12/08 Leipzig, GER – Felsenkeller
12/09 Wien, AUT – Flex
12/10 Köln, GER – Essigfabrik

Rotterdam’s noisy, atmospheric post punk rockers THE LUMES premiered a new single called “Compulsion“, coming from their new record Envy, to be released via Crazy Sane Records in early October. The well-composed, visceral track is a great treat for fans of PROTOMARTYR, DIE NERVEN, METZ, or THE PIXIES, and easily invites for repeated listens. Check it out below and stay tuned to hear to whole record soon!

Make no mistake, The Lumes wholly embrace and relish their predicament as genuine misfits, instead of running away from it. The band’s manic creative force Maxime Prins is even more affluent in his arresting howls of anguish. Lennard van der Voort’s skulking bass throbs and Mitchell Quitz’ discordant drum incursions make The Lumes sound like a band in the midst of devouring itself.

This self-immolation isn’t motivated by destruction, but by a warped sense of esteem and vanity, owning up to the innermost feelings, no matter how ugly or perverted they get. The Lumes are now fully familiarized and comfortable with their inner darkness: their loose-cannon outbursts are more precise, more deliberate and, ultimately, more resounding than ever before. Welcome my son, welcome to the machine.

Melodic punk rock act SECRET SPIRIT premiered a new song and video called “Motherfucker,” teasing the band’s debut record, to be released in late 2017.

Classic punk rockers THE REPLACEMENTS shared a duo of tracks recorded during one of their final shows in 1986 before the departure of original guitarist Bob Stinson. Setergum magazine explained:

Sometimes, things take time. On 2/4/1986, the Replacements, having just made their major-label debut with Tim and earned a lifetime ban from NBC for swearing live on Saturday Night Live, played one of their final shows before the departure of original guitarist Bob Stinson at the legendary Maxwell’s in Hoboken, New Jersey. The fiery 29-song set was captured on tape by a 24-track mobile studio, but after Stinson’s exit and the band’s decision to begin recording Pleased To Meet Me, the masters sat on a shelf at Warner Music collecting dust until 2007, when they were properly mixed and mastered. Fast forward another decade, and For Sale: Live At Maxwell’s 1986 is finally seeing an official release, including new liner notes from Trouble Boys author Bob Mehr and unearthed photos from concert photographer Caryn Rose, thanks to the reissue experts at Rhino. We’ve already heard “Can’t Hardly Wait” and “I’m In Trouble,” and now the band have shared their 1986 performance of the classic Let It Be opening cut “I Will Dare,” which sounds just as vital now as it did then. Listen below.

Metalcore band CRY MY NAME (Bastardized Recordings) will be touring Europe in early October – see the dates below:

30.09. Hradec Kralove
01.10. Breclav
02.10. Brno
03.10. TBA
04.10. Koprivnice
05.10. Szekszard
06.10. Liptovsky Mikulas
07.10. Budapest

Metalcore / melodic death metal act HEAVEN SHALL BURN is teaming up with their pals from AUGUST BURNS RED , WHITECHAPEL and IN HEARTS WAKE for a European tour in March 2018 dubbed The Final March Tour.

03/08 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
03/09 Hamburg, GER – Sporthalle
03/10 Gothenburg, SWE – Tradgarn
03/11 Stockholm, SWE – Fryshuset Klubben
03/12 Copenhagen, DEN – Pumpehuset
03/14 Prague, CZE – Roxy
03/15 Budapest, HUN – BNMC
03/16 Munich, GER – Zenith
03/17 Stuttgart, GER – Schleyerhalle
03/18 Brussels, BEL – AB
03/19 Hannover, GER – Capitol
03/20 Utrecht, NET – Tivoli
03/21 Saarbrucken, GER – Garage
03/22 Geneve, SWI – Usine
03/23 Toulouse, FRA – Le Metronum
03/24 Madrid, SPA – Sala But
03/25 Barcelona, SPA – Sala Razzmatazz
03/27 Paris, FRA – La Machine
03/28 Zurich, SWI – Volkshause
03/29 Vienna, AUT – Gasometer
03/30 Berlin, GER – Huxley’s
03/31 Cologne, GER – Palladium
04/01 Erfurt, GER – Thuringenhalle

POWER TRIP kicks off their massive North American tour tonight in Little Rock just before they hop on supporting Obituary and Exodus throughout September and October. In November, the road warriors continue touring through the end of the year with Cannibal Corpse and Gatecreeper, all still in support of their latest critically acclaimed album, Nightmare Logic.

9/14/2017 Motorco Music Hall – Durham, NC #
9/15/2017 Shaka’s Live – Virginia Beach, VA #
9/16/2017 Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD #
9/17/2017 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ #
9/19/2017 Music Hall Of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY #
9/20/2017 The Palladium – Worcester, MA #
9/21/2017 Higher Ground – Burlington, VT #
9/22/2017 Imperial Bell – Quebec City, QC #
9/23/2017 Bronson Centre – Ottawa, ON #
9/24/2017 London Music Hall – London, ON #
9/26/2017 Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI #
9/27/2017 Park Street Saloon – Columbus, OH #
9/28/2017 Deluxe – Indianapolis, IN #
9/29/2017 The Forge – Joliet, IL #
9/30/2017 Skyway Theater – Minneapolis, MN #
10/01/2017 Ready Room – St. Louis, MO #
10/03/2017 Granada Theatre – Lawrence, KS #
10/04/2017 Aggie Theatre – Ft. Collins, CO #
10/07/2017 Teragram Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA #
10/08/2017 The Observatory North Park – San Diego, CA #
10/09/2017 The Green Room – Flagstaff, AZ
10/10/2017 The Rock – Tucson, AZ #
10/11/2017 Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM #
10/12/2017 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX #
10/14/2017 Paper Tiger – San Antonio, TX #
10/22/2017 Monster Energy Aftershock Festival – Sacramento, CA [info]
10/24/2017 LA Live – Los Angeles, CA @ Loudwire Music Awards [info]
11/03/2017 Mavericks – Jacksonville, FL *
11/04/2017 Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola, FL *
11/05/2017 Saturn – Birmingham, AL *
11/06/2017 New Daisy Theater – Memphis, TN *
11/08/2017 Trees – Dallas, TX *
11/09/2017 White Oak – Houston, TX *
11/10/2017 Sound On Sound Festival – Austin, TX *
11/12/2017 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ *
11/13/2017 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA *
11/14/2017 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA *
11/15/2017 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA *
11/17/2017 Neumos – Seattle, WA *
11/18/2017 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR *
11/19/2017 Knitting Factory – Boise, ID *
11/20/2017 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT *
11/22/2017 Summit – Denver, CO *
11/24/2017 Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL *
11/25/2017 St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI *
11/26/2017 Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH *
11/27/2017 Chrome – Waterford, NY &
11/28/2017 Royale – Boston, MA *
11/29/2017 Stage 48 – New York, NY *
11/30/2017 TLA – Philadelphia, PA *
12/01/2017 Broadberry – Richmond, VA *
12/02/2017 The Muse – Wilmington, NC *
12/03/2017 Pete’s – Greensboro, NC *
12/05/2017 Diamond Pub Concert Hall – Louisville, KY *
12/06/2017 Exit/In – Nashville, TN *
12/07/2017 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA *
12/08/2017 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL *
12/09/2017 One Eyed Jack’s – New Orleans, LA ^
# w/ Obituary, Exodus, Dust Bolt
* w/ Cannibal Corpse, Gatecreeper
& w/ Gatecreeper
^ w/ Suicideyear

Technical death metal / deathcore act THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD premiered a new single called “Obitual,” a track featuring original vocalist Anthony Gunnells. The song comes from the band’s new album Disomus, and was described by the band’s vocalist Danny Rodriguez in the following words:

“Obitual’ is in a first person narrative of someone being buried alive by a cult. It blends elements of the ‘Bloodlust sound’ with more of our recent progressive songwriting direction. We were excited to get Anthony to do a bit on this track. It personally brings me back to ’05 every time I hear it.”

Bobby Mahoney and the Seventh Son are sharing the second single off of their summer-ending split, “Another Deadbeat Summer.” The song premiered on Glide Magazine who said, “The song has is all: wild saxophone and triumphant piano playing, shredding guitars, and Bobby Mahoney’s fired up vocal snarl to make it feel like an ultimate slacker anthem.”

Bobby Mahoney (lead vox, guitar) shared,

“‘Another Deadbeat Summer’ was written with Jon Alba (ABC Bangor, Living the Gimmick, original Seventh Son Member) in 2014 for ‘Friends in Low Places’, and since then it has been a staple of ours both on stage, and on YouTube. We did a video for the song with Zack Morrison that got us some attention, and it has become part of pretty much every show since. People sing along and know that song usually more than the others. We felt that the way we played it then versus now has changed enough to where we wanted to re-record it. It’s faster now, and has a few extra instruments and vocals on it – it just feels more live and out of control and I’m very happy about it. Zack Sandler guests on saxophone and Andrew threw on some piano in the choruses. This is probably the catchiest song I’ll ever write, and every time I play it, I get to feel like I’m 19. I always find new ways to enjoy playing this song.”

Bobby Mahoney and the Seventh Son tour dates:

9/28 New Brunswick, NJ
9/29 Smithtown, NY
9/30 Somerville, MA
10/6 Asbury Park, NJ
10/7 New York, NY
10/13 New Brunswick, NJ
10/14 Bloomfield, CT
10/18 Monaca, PA
10/19 Akron, OH
10/21 Murfeesboro, TN
10/24 Atlanta, GA
10/25 Birmingham, AL
10/26 Augusta, GA
10/27 Wilmington, NC

Melodic punk rockers FACE TO FACE will release Face to Face: 25 Years of SoCal Punk is a fully authorized visual history of the band that follows them through the last 25 years—from their early days in Victorville, CA to the reunion and beyond. This limited-run coffee table book tells the story of Face to Face from the viewpoint of their fans and contemporaries. It features exclusive stories from Tim McIlrath (Rise Against), Chris Carrabba (Dashboard Confessional), Max Bemis (Say Anything), Roger Lima (Less Than Jake), and more as well as never-before-seen photos, artwork, and other memorabilia. Pre-orders are up at this location.

A seminal melodic punk institution, Face to Face have created a rich legacy ever since frontman Trever Keith formed the band in Victorville, CA 25 years ago. As the band has grown and developed, their fans have done so alongside them—through each live performance and album they release.

Karol Kamiński

DIY rock music enthusiast and web-zine publisher from Warsaw, Poland. Supporting DIY ethics, local artists and promoting hardcore punk, rock, post rock and alternative music of all kinds via IDIOTEQ online channels.
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