Argentinian emotive post hardcore act OSTENDE (featured on IDIOTEQ in June), have dropped a full stream of their new record ‘No olvidar los faros en la niebla’, a worthy follow-up record instilled with unmistakable urgency, passion and vitality of some of the genre’s most inviting offerings.
IDIOTEQ featured noisy shoegaze rockers KINDLING (feat. Andy of AMPERE) premiere the first track from their new record “Hush”. Listen and pre-order now,
cause 6131 Records will donate $1.00 to Partners in Health, a Boston-based non-profit health care organization, for every preorder of this release.
AT THE DRIVE-IN announce European tour with DEATH FROM ABOVE and LES BUTCHERETTES. The tour follows the release of their critically acclaimed comeback album, in “• ter a • li •a” in May this year. Tickets will be available from Friday, September 22nd at 9am (GMT) at this location. In other news, the band also released a limited run of skateboard decks with Pocket Pistols Skateboards this week. The Chuco Town Airlines limited run of 100 decks (dimensions 10”x 29.75”) are now available online at this spot.
Chicago noisy hardcore punks C.H.E.W. and RASH have teamed up for an exciting new split EP on Philly-based label SlugSalt Records.
“Two edgy, provocative and dynamic Chicago bands, each hammering through their songs with a single-minded intensity. C.H.E.W. submerge the occasional post-punk element into an aggressive and charging sonic fray, while RASH continue to screech and squall their way through their face-melting hardcore compositions. Both provide a loud and dark scream from the soul.” — Al Quint – Suburban Voice zine and Sonic Overload radio
10/13 CLEVELAND, OH
10/14 TORONTO, ON – NDY FEST
10/15 MONTREAL, QB
10/16 PROVIDENCE, RI
10/18 PHILADELPHIA, PA
10/19 WASHINGTON, DC
10/21 ASHEVILLE, NC
10/22 LEXINGTON, KY – DISPUPPY FEST
10/23 NASHVILLE, TN
10/24 BIRMINGHAM, AL
10/25 LIL ROCK, AR
10/26 ST LOUIS, MO
10/7 CLEVELAND, OH
10/9 BOSTON, MA W/ Pummel-Phlegm-Kind Crew-Isolations @ O’Briens Pub www.facebook.com/events/116702605616474/
10/10 WEST HAVEN, CT W/ Ordinance / Construction Paper / Dust Control @ Crunch House
10/11 PHILLY, PA w Preen & Enamel @Lava Space
10/12 D.C. @ Slash Run
10/13 RICHMOND, VA
10/14 COLUMBUS, OH
Belgrade, Serbia’s power punk rockers DOGHOUSE release an excellent new record called “Never Cry Wolf” on Morning Wood Records. In both lyrics sphere and energizing atmosphere, the record moves naturally and brims with confidence. Great listen!
“The brand new album by Belgrade’s finest punk rock band Doghouse! For everyone who couldn’t get enough of their previous EP “Dysfunction”, the Serbs are back with fresh tunes. Melodic and dynamic, high-energy punk rock tracks that leave you no time for breathing! Doghouse have been delivering quality material since 1998 with no exceptions.”
JAMIE 4 PRESIDENT, the lovely IDIOTEQ-featured side-project from Jamie of Spanish punk rock act WILD ANIMALS, have premiered the full stream of their amazing new record “The Heartbreak Campaign”. Listen below and praise it, cause it’s truly amazing. It’s a body of work that exists quite apart from Jamie’s previous outputs, dedicating itself to new ideas and slightly different sound.
The record is available now via La Agonía de Vivir (ES), Pifia Records (ES), Bcore Disc (ES), Waterslide Records (JPN), and Discos Finu (ES).
Bay Area punks, SCIATIC NERVE have shared their first video/single, named ‘Sciatic Nerve’, taken from the bands debut album of the same name. Watch below. For fans of: REFUSED, THE BRONX.
Speaking on the video, vocalist Chris Matulich said,
“I think the idea behind a song like this is just to set the pace and throw back to old punk, like when the Ramones would have a song with only a couple of lyrics. A lot of people won’t get it, but that’s fine.”
The debut album, ‘Sciatic Nerve’, is set for release on the 13th October and is packed full of minute long bursts of dangerous rock n’ roll that come heavy, fast, high in energy, and low on bullshit. The music is hard, but also melodic, creative, and fun.
‘Sciatic Nerve’ will be released through Gunner Records in the UK/EU and is available to pre-order now on 12 inch vinyl here.
Zagreb based hardcore punk band PONOR have released a new record called “Prah i pepeo”, groovy and punchy enough to rattle your bones and make you interested! It’s available for streaming below, so please give it a listen!
After exactly 4 years, our new album is finally available. We stuck to the similar formula introduced on our first album… You can still hear influences from all genres of hardcore, metal and punk, with special emphasis on the 90’s. There are eight new songs, lyrically diverse, but always covering relevant topics. We tried to make the album sound better than before, well, as much as our playing, composing and arranging skills allow. :)
It stands to reason that Croatia, a place that has seen a great deal of war and chaos, could produce some truly intense music. And over the weekend, Ponor, a hardcore band from Zagreb, released their sophomore album Prah I Pepeo. The LP, which comes four years after their debut Ovo Je Kraj, is a piece of brutal, cathartic stomp-crunch hardcore, recorded with merciless clarity, with more than a few nods toward metal. It sounds sort of like Integrity and sort of like having a cinderblock broken over your head. / Stereogum
Brooklyn’s psychedelic garage rockers QUEEN GIZA (feat. Tim of experimental lo-fi act CUP) release a new adventurous record “Laughter at Times”, proving the trio to relish in their own demented, yet inviting and deeply exhilarating creations.
French punk rockers BARE TEETH have unveiled an acoustic music video for their chanty single ‘Behind the Wall’! The track comes from their recent EP “First the town, then the world”, out now on Lockjaw Records (UK), Less Talk More Records (Belgium), Morningwood Records (Netherlands), Melodic Punk Style (Poland), No Reason Records (Italy), Don’t Trust The Hype (France), 59SRS (Russia), Far Channel Records (Japan), Pro Rawk Records (USA), Realize Records (South Korea) and Sirkel Pit (Switzerland).
Hypnotic doom filled grind / metallic hardcore pack SANGHARSHA is back with a new record called ‘अन्त्य’. The first, devastating track ‘Suruwat/Antya’ can be heard below.
‘अन्त्य’ (antya) is the beginning of an end that we never saw coming. These songs are the most personal and intimate there has ever been. It speaks of the struggle that we have endured through these years personally and socially in life. As we say goodbye to everyone, this album will accompany you to your own personal struggles and give you hope. In darkness you shall find the light…
Manchester raw hardcore punks UNJUST release new EP on Quality Control label. Check out the full stream of ‘Transparency” below:
The long awaited reissue of French stoner rock act HANGMAN’S CHAIR (members of Arkangel, Esprit Du Clan, Knockoutz and Es La Guerilla) has been announced via Knives Out Records! The reissue comes as a quality pack of Triple Picture Disc 12″ Vinyl Edition limited to 800 (HOPE 300/ DOPE 200/ ROPE 300) with their own die-cut sleeve packaging design, illustrated download card, number certificate; everything is embossed and hand-numbered. Triple cassette audio tape edition coming as well with a die-cut sleeve packaging and an illustrated download card. Listen below, see it here and pre-order here.
Scottish anarcho street hardcore punk OI POLLOI have released a music video for their single “Donald Trump, Fuck You”.
Political raw punk rockers KENNY KEENNY OH OH are streaming their new captivating, action packed record “I Will Not Negotiate”! Listen below and grab a tape via Nervous Intent. LP is available on Contraszt! Records.
LA groovy hardcore band LIONHEART have dropped a new single and video called “Trial By Fire”, coming off the new album, “Welcome To The West Coast II”, available Nov 10th, 2017. Over a year ago, California’s reigning kings of heavy hardcore decided to call it quits. However, it wasn’t long before they realized that walking away was futile. The group has announced their return via the new single “Trial By Fire.” The song will be on their upcoming full-length Welcome To The West Coast II, a sequel of sorts to one of their most acclaimed albums that brought forth a new era in California hardcore.
“When we started writing these songs we had no idea if they’d ever get released at all so there was no pressure, no timelines, and no expectations,” said the band. “We wrote whatever the fuck we wanted and we ended up with the best shit we’ve ever written. No gimmicks, no hype, no bullshit- ‘WTTWC II’ is pissed, heavy, and straight-up.”
NYHC band BACKTRACK release new song and video called “Sanity”, coming from their new LP “Bad To My World” on 11/17/17 via Bridge 9 Records.
Bologna based old schoold hardcore punk crew IRON SHIELD are set to release their debut demo in October via Here And Now! Records! The record’s final track ‘stucture of distrust’ has been revealed below!
Perth’s emo sweethearts TREEHOUSES launch back into the scene with their gritty and emotional track COPING after a year-long hiatus living off grid in France. COPING is the stream of consciousness ramblings of heartache and regret. The combination of sweet folk melodies and raw emotion will get you through the hard times. It’s okay, you’re allowed to cry. The intimate music video to accompany the release shows Treehouses’ dedication to sad tunes, cutting between shots of vocalist Tim Mead hand-poke tattooing the song title on his chest and the band passionately playing through the song in a cramped, stone walled room.
Starting out as a two-piece poetry performance outfit, Treehouses rose from underground bedroom project to an internationally recognised staple of the emo/spoken word scene. Now with a full-length album, cassette single, collaborative EP and two national tours to their name, Treehouses have realised a full contemporary sound, coming into their own for this new track.
Monterous death metal / grind / blackened thrash act IMPLORE have release a new grim video for their new song Patterns To Follow, taken from the album “Subjugate“, out tomorrow, September 22nd via Century Media Records.
Atmospheric instrumental post metal act LENTO and Consouling Sounds label are teasing the band’s new record, to be released on October 6th, 2017.
Catch the band live at the following stops:
Oct 07th . Milano . COX 18
Oct 08th . Bologna . Krakatoa Festival @ TPO
Oct 13th . Perugia . FREERIDE
Oct 14th . Trieste . TETRIS
Oct 20th . Brussels . MAGASIN4
British melodic skate punk rockers DOUBLE NEGATIVE arer streaming their new record “The Day The Dark Won”. The record is out now on Felony Records.
British furious hardcore punks SICKONES (featured on IDIOTEQ earlier this Summer) have shared the full stream of their new EP The Red Line! Capturing a sound somewhere between 80s hardcore pioneers Black Flag, Minor Threat and blending it with a modern fury. SickOnes are a frantic hardcore band preferring to lean towards the punk of the 80s hardcore rather than the newer more metallic sound. Strong lyrical direction touches on social and political themes drawing similarities to Youth Crew bands.
S1s have proven themselves as one of the hardest working up and coming bands within the UK coming off the back of a self booked EU tour they have played along side bands such as Bent Life, Jesus Piece, Renounced and many more.
Manchester experimental prog post metallers PIJN release a live set record called ‘Tanzaro House’, explained through the following message:
“Early this year, before we had even released any music to the public, we gathered together to rehearse and prepare our live set. Due to the awkward and shifting nature of the band, we know that not everyone will see PIJN play the same way twice. We thought it would be nice to capture us as we were in that moment, in that configuration – a few cold days holed up in the studio, playing our songs over and over and over. This is us as we were on January 2/3, 2017. Captured and committed to tape and filmed by a close friend. We hope you enjoy.”- Pijn
TOUCHE AMORE released a video teaser for their upcoming North American Fall Tour, detailed at this location.
Instrumental post rock/metal band KRANE have announced a new record on Czar Of Crickets Productions! While the first album revolves around psychosomatics and the accompanying emotional effects, PLEONEXIA takes up the topic of recurring sequences and patterns of warfare in illegal resource conflicts. With PLEONEXIA, KRANE tries to show these sequences very soberly and neutrally and to musically implement them far away from war glorification. All seven songs are linked together. PLEONEXIA is an opus that should be listened straight in one shot. See the teaser below.
Belgian melodic pop-punks CHARLIE BIT MY FINGER revealed the lyric video for “Cow a Bunga”. The track comes from their newly released sophomore album, “Third Time’s a Farm“, now available via a partnership between Thousand Islands Records (North America) and Bearded Punk Records (Europe).
LA based emotional punk rock ensemble SPANISH LOVE SONGS is heading out on a West-Coast tour next month. Joining them is Ducking Punches from the UK. Both bands are doing the dates as a run up to FEST and Pre-FEST in Florida. A must see for fans of boxed wine, divorce and self doubt. You can find a full list of tour dates below. Spanish Love Songs debut full length ‘Giant Sings The Blues’ came out last year via Wiretap Records (US).
10/13 – Cafe Colonial, Sacramento (SLS Only)
10/16 – The Kraken, Seattle
10/17 – Twilight Bar, Portland
10/18 – Complex, Oakland
10/19 – Programme Skate & Sound, Fullerton
10/20 – Evel Pie, Las Vegas
10/21 – Los Angeles, Petie’s Place
10/22 – The Tower Bar, San Diego
10/24 – Tallahassee Pre-Fest, The Wilburg (DP Only)
10/25-26 – Pre-Fest, Little Ybor (SLS Only)
10/27-29 – Fest, Gainesville
Texan instrumental rock collective THIS WILL DESTROY YOU will kick off a West Coast mini tour this week with Glassing. The near week-long journey will run from September 19th in San Diego, California through September 25th in Phoenix, Arizona. In November, THIS WILL DESTROY YOU will take to the streets again for an East Coast jaunt beginning November 12th in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and running through November 18th in Teaneck, New Jersey. The trek features support from Sannhet and includes a performance at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, New York as part of Knit Ball 2017, a week-long series of shows celebrating the historic venue’s 30th anniversary. See all confirmed dates below.
Last year, THIS WILL DESTROY YOU released a special 10th anniversary edition of their defining Young Mountain LP via Magic Bullet Records. The reissue includes a previously-unheard song entitled “Sleep,” recorded in 2006 during the initial tracking sessions for the album.
THIS WILL DESTROY YOU w/ Glassing:
9/19/2017 The Casbah – San Diego, CA
9/20/2017 The Ritz – San Jose, CA
9/21/2017 Starline Social Club – Oakland, CA
9/22/2017 Pico-Union Project – Los Angeles, CA
9/24/2017 The Flycatcher – Tucson, AZ
9/25/2017 The Rebel Lounge – Phoenix, AZ
11/12/2017 Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center – Harrisburg, PA
11/13/2017 BSP Kingston – Kingston, NY
11/14/2017 Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY
11/15/2017 35 Artspace – Portsmouth, NH
11/16/2017 The Met – Pawtucket, RI
11/17/2017 The Outer Space/The Ballroom – Hamden, CT
11/18/2017 Debonair Music Hall – Teaneck, NJ
PG.99‘s Document 8 12″ repress is available for order now! Order the Pg.99 Re-issue here! Recall it unique sounds by hitting the play button below and scroll down to see the band’s upcming tur dates!
Over the course of their mere five-year existence, Sterling, Virginia’s Pageninetynine redefined what punk rock could be. This venerable squad of miscreants from the outskirts of the nation’s capital incorporated aspects of nearly every heavy music sub- genre into a tornado of punk fury, releasing a plethora of albums, singles, splits and more, touring relentlessly and inspiring a dedicated, diehard fanbase.
Robotic Empire is pleased to announce a timely re-press of the band’s landmark Document #8 album for availability during their September reunion shows! Each show will benefit a local grassroots organization on the frontlines fighting for civil rights, LGBT rights, youth rights, immigrant and refugee rights, and reproductive rights and justice.
Through these shows, they aim to share a broader love for community in general. Beneficiary organizations will be tabling and speaking at events, and members of the band are available for comment about why they are choosing to organize a series of DIY punk shows as a site of resistance. Not only do the bands want showgoers to attend – they hope people will walk away from these events with a sense of how they can participate in building communities where people stand up for others through decisive action.
Sept. 21 – Broadberry, Richmond, VA to benefit Richmond Reproductive Freedom Project
Sept. 22 – St. Stephen’s, Washington, DC to benefit Casa Ruby
Sept. 23 – Baltimore, MD to benefit 901 Arts
Sept. 24 – First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia, PA to benefit Juntos
Sept. 25 – St. Vitus, New York City, NY to benefit New Sanctuary Movement NYC
Sept. 26 – Goldsounds, New York City, NY to benefit New York Legal Assistance Group
Sept. 27 – Great Scott, Boston, MA to benefit the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Action Coalition
To celebrate LOOMING‘s exceptional indie release of Seed, No Sleep Records is giving away the bands debut full length, Nailbiter, for free for a limited time via Bandcamp, grab it up!Don’t miss Looming as they head out on the road in celebration of the release this October. See the dates below.
Springfield, IL indie-rock newcomers Looming have signed with No Sleep Records and will release their debut full-length record, Nailbiter, on August 14th.
Formed in 2013 in Springfield, Looming’s members Jessica Knight (bass/vocals), Brandon Carnes (drums/vocals), Jordan Fein (guitar/vocals) and Mitch Baker (guitar) came together over a shared common vision and passion for songwriting. After years performing in various local bands (Mother Leopard, Lovecow, Our Lady, Big Storm) the group fell into a natural groove with one another and became known for their unique emo-pop that’s led by the inimitable vocal stylings of Knight that pair perfectly with the band’s bright, airy sound.
Sonically, Nailbiter keeps listeners on their toes with complex, yet inviting songs that weave in and out of indie-rock sub-genres for a truly eclectic experience.
“Our goal with this album has been to make something that is dynamic and exciting the whole way through,” drummer Brandon Carnes adds. “Musically, we draw from a lot of different pools of influence and I think you can hear it when you listen to Nailbiter front to back. Lyrically, the songs are super personal. We wanted this album to be an honest reflection of the real-life situations that inspired all the songs.”
Oct 2 – Record Release Party w/Screaming Females @ Black Sheep Cafe
LOOMING (Album Release) + SCREAMING FEMALES at BXS
Oct 8 – Peoria, IL @ RAIL II
– Looming, Rings, Winder, and No Good at Rail II
Oct 9 – Chicago, IL @ Subteranean Downstairs
– Looming with The Flips & Stay In at Downstairs
Oct 10 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Upper Room
– Looming (No Sleep Records) at The Upper Room
Oct 11 – Detroit, MI @ TBA
Oct 12 – Bloomington, IN @ The Void
– 10/12 Looming at The Void feat. Kudzu & Ghastly
Oct 13 – Champaign, IL @ Blips and Chitz
– Looming w/ Very Special Guests
Oct 14 – Springfield, IL @ The Tournament of Chivalry
Oct 17 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Funhouse
– Looming with Empty Beings & Honey – The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls
Oct 18 – Rochester, NY @ Smallworld Books
Oct 19 – Cambridge, MA @ The Hardcore Stadium
Aviator / Looming (IL) / oldsoul / + TBA
Oct 20 – Providence, RI @ Aurora
Oct 21 – Brooklyn, NY @ Pet Rescue
Oct 22 – TBA w/The Goodbye Party
Oct 23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Lava Space w/The Goodbye Party
– Looming, The Goodbye Party, Neutral Shirt, + 1 TBA at LAVA
Oct 24 – Washington, DC @ Slash Run w/The Goodbye Party
Oct 25 – Richmond, VA @ Cafe Astrology
Oct 26 – Winston-Salem, NC @ The Garage
Oct 27 – Charlotte, NC @ Lunchbox Records
Oct 28 – Atlanta, GA @ Eyedrum
Oct 29 – Murfreesboro, TN @ Dads Garage
– 10/29 – Looming, O Summer, The City Planner, Faith Holt
Oct 30 – TBA
Oct 31 – Kansas City, KS @ TBA
Durban, South Africa’s heavy hardcore act LIFE BELOW have dropped a new, aptly names EP “Grim Reality”.
On September 29th, the mysterious collective known as B R I Q U E V I L L EE will unleash their stunning, three-track II full-length. In advance of its release, the band is sharing the alarming visual accompaniment to “Akte VI.”. Watch below and if you missed it, be sure to check out previously released single, “Akte V,”, at THIS LOCATION.
Members of B R I Q U E V I L L E were active in various other bands from the local jazz, electro, and metal scenes, when they met over ten years ago in a school building, with the ambition to improvise around one single note. “In order to do this anonymously and have the audience concentrate on the music, we decided to play with masks,” one band member explains. When they got out of the building after that session, they ran into an old man who told them a story of a son murdering his father right at the entrance of that school, many years ago. He pulled out a newspaper article to legitimize his story, before he disappeared.
Cracow based noise punks TORPUR (check out their debut demo here) have unleashed their side of the newest split with MCHY I POROSTY. The 5-tracker serves as a joyful blast on steroids that never loses its squeely disposition. Listen below.
NJ sweet emotive indie punk / post hardcore act ARCHIE ALONE have dropped a new touchy single called “Motives”! The track is the first off of the band’s forthcoming, self-titled EP out next week. You can get an advance stream of it here.
Since truly forming in early 2012, Archie Alone has been connecting with audiences with their impassioned blend of emo and post-hardcore. Comprised of Nicole Mesce (vox/guitar), Cindy Ward (vox/guitar), Tony Mastrolia (bass) and Pete Clark (drums), the band is now getting ready to release a new, 6-track, self-titled EP.
Exploring the complexities of relationships and the expectations therein, Archie Alone lashes out with heavy metallic riffs while always wearing its heart on its sleeve.
For example, Ward says “Motives,” the EP’s lead single, “is about trying to establish genuine relationships with others. Then becoming disappointed because most people are concerned with only getting what they want instead of reciprocating an altruistic friendship.”
HUSKER DU songwriter, vocalist, and drummer Grant Hart has passed away at the age of 56 after losing a battle with cancer. His bandmate Bob Mould shared the following:
It was the Fall of 1978. I was attending Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. One block from my dormitory was a tiny store called Cheapo Records. There was a PA system set up near the front door blaring punk rock. I went inside and ended up hanging out with the only person in the shop. His name was Grant Hart.
The next nine years of my life was spent side-by-side with Grant. We made amazing music together. We (almost) always agreed on how to present our collective work to the world. When we fought about the details, it was because we both cared. The band was our life. It was an amazing decade.
We stopped working together in January 1988. We went on to solo careers, fronting our own bands, finding different ways to tell our individual stories. We stayed in contact over the next 29 years — sometimes peaceful, sometimes difficult, sometimes through go-betweens. For better or worse, that’s how it was, and occasionally that’s what it is when two people care deeply about everything they built together.
The tragic news of Grant’s passing was not unexpected to me. My deepest condolences and thoughts to Grant’s family, friends, and fans around the world.
Grant Hart was a gifted visual artist, a wonderful story teller, and a frighteningly talented musician. Everyone touched by his spirit will always remember.
Godspeed, Grant. I miss you. Be with the angels.
Post punk act WHIMM premiered their latest video for “Second Sound” earlier this week. This video includes appearances from members of fellow Toronto bands such as Jimmy Tony from Dilly Dally, Erik Jude and Anna Mayberry from HSY, April Aliermo and Dan Lee from Hooded Fang, and Patrick Flegel and Scarlett Rose from Cindy Lee. These faces are seen amidst a barrage of black & white 35mm photos shot by WHIMM in Toronto, Beirut, and Amman.
WHIMM are also hitting the road for a series of LP release shows soon with artists such as Ice Cream and their Pleasence Records labelmates Blonde Elvis!
WHIMM on tour:
Sept. 21 – New York – Silent Barn
Nov. 9 – Guelph – Van Gogh’s Ear
Nov. 11 – Hamilton – HAVN *
Nov. 17 – Toronto – The Baby G (LP Release) +
Nov. 18 – Sudbury – Venue TBA *
Nov. 24 – Ottawa – Pressed
* With Blonde Elvis
+ With Ice Cream, Que Lastima, Invisible Out
Quebec City hardcore punks ExHibition are now streaming their upcoming EP “Point Of No Return” in its entirety. The new effort is due out September 16th on Thousand Islands Records. You can give the album a listen below.
Indie Americana rockers HODERA premiered a new song from their second LP “First Things First” which drops October 20th. The band is hitting the road this fall in support of the album w/ dates below. First Things First will be released October 20th on 12″/CD/Digtial via Take This To Heart Records.
Effortlessly mixing vibrant indie-rock with the story telling of Americana, Hodera is prepared to be a band that never leaves listeners heads.
Spearheaded by Matthew Smith, Hodera has persisted in forming a unique sound amidst the vast depths of successful New Jersey acts. The group’s first release, 2014’s Reset To Default, was only a glimpse at the songwriting talent possessed by Smith. With 2015’s United By Birdcalls the name Hodera name was put on the map, touring extensively both in the United States and the United Kingdom. From landing showcases at SXSW and set times at The Fest, the honest nature of the songs found the band at the top of Spotify Viral Charts. Hodera will now release First Things First via Take This To Heart Records on October 20th.
First Things First is an explorative album, diving into difficult subjects such as depression, suicide, loss and love. Hodera have weaved a web of progress through their constant work ethic, bettering their songwriting and pushing the boundaries of their delicate dynamics. First Things First is candid with its emotions, unraveling a soundscape that provides listeners with an album full of memory and warmth.
10/31 Brooklyn, NY Mercury Lounge
11/3 Brighton, NJ Brighton Bar
11/5 Boston, MA Patterson Creations
11/6 Milford, NH Union Coffee
11/7 Westfield, MA Shenanigans
11/8 New Haven, CT The Cave
11/9 Mount Joy, PA Bube’s Brewery
11/10 Columbus, OH Donatos Pizza
11/11 Akron, OH Oakdale House
11/15 Chicago, IL Camp Us
11/16 Champaign, IL Blips n Chitz
11/17 Nashville, TN Rockettown
11/19 Ringgold, GA Cloud Springs Deli
11/20 Columbus, GA The Estate
11/21 Daytona, FL Tir Na Nog
11/22 Boca Raton, FL Nakava Kava Bar
11/24 St. Petersburg, FL Lucky You Tattoo
11/25 Jacksonville, FL Rain Dogs
11/26 Myrtle Beach, SC Atlas Taphouse
11/28 Charlotte, NC The Snug Harbor
11/29 Harrisonburg, VA The Golden Pony
11/30 Richmond, VA TBA
12/1 Baltimore, MD Sidebar
12/2 Philadelphia, PA TBA
12/3 Long Island, NY Amityville Music Hall
South Carolina folk-rockers BROTHER OLIVER are streaming their new self-titled record. The duo showcases their innovative “psychedelic-folk rock” identity in full color. The album’s narrative is honest and insightful, dressed in a dark, upbeat musical body.
Brother Oliver is a psychedelic folk-rock group based in Greenville, South Carolina and they just released their self-titled sophomore album last Friday, which received coverage on Huffington Post, Atwood Magazine, and more. Their new record has been described as highly innovative—haunting vocal melodies and the unique tonal work of the electric mandolin are just a few characteristics that set the band apart on the release.
Metallic hardcore band ALL OUT WAR premiered a new song called “Accept No Masters”, being released as part of Decibel‘s flexi disc series. It was not featured on the band’s most recent release “Give Us Extinction“.
Belgian multi-style post metallers OATHBREAKER have shared a list of their upcoming tour dates and noted that they won’t be hitting the rod in 2018
“2017 has been a heavy year for Oathbreaker, both for us as human beings and as a band. So we’ve decided to take some time off from touring for a while, to focus on life and staying sane. We’ll start writing a new record very soon, and may or may not play live shows in 2018. Life is strange, so who knows. We are not breaking up, this is not a hiatus. We just need some time off from Oathbreaker to keep the fire burning.
With this in mind, we will play a handful of European shows in December 2017 with Syndrome. Hope to see all of you there. Thank you.”
06/12 Feierwerk – München, DE
07/12 UT Connewitz – Leipzig, DE
08/12 Musik & Frieden – Berlin, DE
09/12 Radar – Aarhus, DK*
13/12 The Scala – London, UK
14/12 Le Petit Bain – Paris, FR
17/12 Patronaat – Haarlem, NL
19/12 MTC – Köln, DE
20/12 Ancienne Belgique – Brussels, BE (no Syndrome)
Cologne-based postrock outfit SHIPWRECKS prepares for the November release of their selftitled debut album. The band recently played support shows for bands like Explosions in the Sky, Immanu El, Tiny Fingers and Exxasens and played at festivals like the New Fall Festival and the Open Source Festival. Shipwrecks will also perform at the Vivid Festival in Kristiansand, Norway in September. The band now created a short album-teaser to give some more impressions! Watch it below.
Perth rock’n’roll infused punk rockers SCALPHUNTER are streaming a couple of new tracks from their new record “Lies”, to be released on Sept. 29th on Arrest Records Australia!
Catch them live at:
Oct 6th – Bunbury Album Launch – Scalphunter Album Launch – Bunbury
Oct 7th – Perth Album Launch – Punktoberfest ’17
Stoner infused hardcore band DIE TRYING are back with their 3rd EP titled “Ducal Rod” on CBC RECORDS. The hardcore/stoner band with a hints of black metal for fans of Cancer Bats, Kverlertak is coming back after a 1st self titled Ep in 2013 and “Blues For The Cursed” under CBC records in 2015.The 3rd album will be out in november 2017 for CBC records and the concept will be linked to the previous release.
Quebec City melodic skate punks GO GREAT GUNS have released their debut self-titled album and are streaming it in full. The album was released on September 15th through Thousand Islands Records on all digital and streaming platforms, as well as on compact discs.
Post hardcore act CANTILEVER (featured on IDIOTEQ earlier this Summer) is releasing a cassette tape format under Isu Recs and Utarid Tapes record label. The Tape including extra bonus track. For purchase can email directly to: [email protected] or [email protected]
Influenced by the eighties Venice bands, Slayer, old Metallica, Anthrax and NYHC, the newest record from Belgian crossover thrash punks TOXIC SHOCK ill be released via This Charming Man Records in November. Tourdates will be announced soon! The band recently streamt a first track taken from “Twentylastcentury”. Listen to “Serpent’s Tongue” below.
French melodic hardcore punks STINKY released a new song called “No Recovery”, coming from their new upcoming album “From Dead End Street”, to be released on October 13th via Finisterian Dead End Records (CD), Delete Your Favorite Records & Riot Bike Records (LP)!
Hardcore metal crew FINGERS TO THE BONE has revealed a new video for “Burning It Down”, titletrack of their new EP and available on Indelirium TV. The new EP “Burning It Down” was produced by Giuseppe “Dualized” Bassi (Dysfuncion Production) and will be out on October 1st via Indelirium Records.
Industrialized blackened noise punks CALQUES have unveiled Galvanization – the first lacerating track taken from the band’s’ vile debut EP. You can listen to the track belowE. Civilizing drops as a limited edition cassette tape + digital product on October 13 2017 – you can now pre-order it on our store or Bandcamp.
Calques is an industrial/noise/punk/raw black metal band formed in 2016 in Montgomery, Alabama. Begotten within the crushing mental oppression of a decaying southern town, Calques decided to embrace what they most despised and use it as a weapon to face their most crushing miseries. Playing lo-fi black metal filtered through lurid and demented noise rock riffs and a vile shroud of harsh noise, Calques’ music is the sound of failure and of outcasts – of the deprived pushed into the red and their torment then channeled through the cheapest recording devices possible with the worst instruments available.
Within this hell-ridden framework of audial disembodiment, Calques have birthed their debut EP Civilizing – taking the lacerating approach to raw black metal of bands like Ildjarn and Bone Awl, and making it collide against the abrasive and nerve-wrecking raw punk of bands like Raw Nerve and Cult Ritual, and the noisy pedal and knob abuse of deviants like Gnaw Their Tongues, The Body, and Sutekh Hexen, and finally, choking out everything in a mangled and sanguine strangulation of completely collapsing and self-harming noise rock deviancy that brings to mind the glorious days of Butthole Surfers and Today Is The Day.
Thank you as always for your support and attention given to our release(s).
Copenhagen’s crust d-beat hardcore punks AFMAGT are streaming their new split with Norwegian metallic anarcho crust d-beat punks AGENDA, available on 7″ vinyl by the following labels: Ampmandens Records, Dirty Guys Rock, Lösa Boliner, 5FeetUnder Records, Angry Music Records, Punkebjartes Punkeplater, Toten Schwan Records, and The Mind is Everything Records. An early candidate for one of the best gnarly, gut wrenching crust metal/hardcore picks of the year.
Istanbul’s garage punk band REPTILIANS FROM ANDROMEDA (featured on IDIOTEQ earlier this year) released their new single “Burning Inside” as a video clip which is the first single from their upcoming selftitled album. Directed by Mutlu Oral (Loom Handrafts), and mixed and mastered by Fran Ashcroft who is the frontman of the legendary 70’s British punk band The Monos, the new track can be checked out below.
British powerful melodic hardcore punks GIANTS (Holy Roar Records) have released a duo oof new songs “Four Wheels” and “A&E”, available for your listening pleasure below. GIANTS will perform live for the flast time on December 14th at at Old Blue Last in London, alongside PINTS and GOBLINS.
On the 14th of December 2017, Giants will be playing The Old Blue Last in London. This will be our last show for the foreseeable future.
I’ve always took a lot of pride in our band and it’s ethic, as it hasn’t really changed in 8 years. We’ve always just got on with it, got shit done. Planned/made/designed/created everything ourselves and just toured our brains out. Never cared for trends, always played the music we wanted to play and just had a fucking laugh, and I’m confident that you could ask anyone who’s ever met us and they will tell you the same thing.
This year, it’s become apparent that some of us can no longer commit to the band in the way that it needs to function like it has done for so long – so we’re going to call time on it all for a bit. Maybe we’ll come back to it at some point, maybe we won’t. All we know is that at the moment it’s not making a lot of sense to us anymore and we feel that to carry on without all of us feeling the same way about it would be a farce, an insult to our fans and most importantly, the band itself.
Whilst this is sad and undeniably life-changing for me and the guys, it’s not a negative thing for me. Being in this dumb band has genuinely taught me more than I could ever learn from any classroom, I’ve met so many amazing people, some of which I consider to be friends for life, I have played countless countries with my favourite bands and genuinely have had the time of my life with my best friends – which to be honest, is all I ever wanted to do in a band, and I guess I just want to thank every single person who’s ever had anything to do with us, listened to us, helped us out, had us on their floor etc. There’s too many names to mention really, but yeah.. cheers.
So if you actually care and have gotten past the TLDNR stage of this message, it would mean the world to us if you could make it down to the Old Blue Last show to party once more with us, we’ll be playing a load of songs old & new.
Below is a video we made with our friends Rohan & George for one of my favourite songs we ever wrote as a band called “Four Wheels”, which Holy Roar Records have kindly put out as a Double A Side with a song called “A&E”. Both of these songs didn’t make sense going on the album but, we wanted to put them out now as a sort of homage to what brought us all together. Thought we might as well go out as we started, singing about skating with our mates.
Cheers – Jack, Ed, Pete, George & Harvey.
Swiss punk act HATEFUL MONDAY (est. 1998) released their new album ‘Unfrightened on September 15th via Torch Of Hope Records and Kicking Records. They are streaming it in full via Bandcamp and below.
The beginning of our new era : A new guitar player, a return to the basics of melodic and fast punk-rock with a slick sound, bright artwork and songs about parenthood, society and favorite bands… Ryan Greene mixed the record and made it probably our best work since we formed the band… We’re ready for the next 20 years !
Koolskamp, Belgium’s sludge / stoner metal rockers LOST BARON released a new 4 track EP called “Bastard Blood“! See the teaser below and grab it via Spotify or iTunes.
Spanish experiemntal improvisionist LOE LOF LON and Wayne Rex have shared a video for their new track “LEVEL OF EVIDENCE”, directed by Gori Valarez. It is the first single for the duo’s forthcoming collaborative album “LOE LOF LON MEETS WAYNE REX”, which arrives September 26 via MuteAnt Sounds Netlabel (USA), Ferror Records (Galicia-Spain) & Sê-lo Netlabel (Brazil).
Atmospheric dark post metallers SEDNA and POSTVORTA release a new 2 track split with a total running time of > 16 minutes, available now on Drown Within Records.
Wooaaargh label has reveale a couple of new tracks from the upcoming hardore/grindcore split by PROLEFEED and HENRY KANE!
This split marks the long awaited third vinyl release of crusty North East UK hardcore oinks Prolefeed, written immediately following 2015s ear pummeling split with War All The Time. The fact that this was recorded and mixed in a single day speaks to the raw speed and agression on display and the ten tracks blitz past within 13 mins.
This is drummer Rob Woodcock’s final release with the band but he goes out on a high, bullying the snare through relentless thrashing d-beats and rapid, clattering fills. This whole side buzzes with a screaming treble-strung intesity to the production, and a suprising (for those unfamiliar with the band) clarity to the instrumentals. The bass in particular has a very clear tone, Dan’s fantastic, lighning fast runs cutting through the tradtitionally crusty buzzsaw guitar for some stand out moments of musicianship, running counter to the abrasive vocal screams of frontman Dickie (also of Sawn Off).
Ten rapid fire songs with signature caustic guitar riffs, blitzkrieg basslines and Melvinsesque drumming, this isn’t your average hardcore record.
Quickly following up their debut “Den förstörda människans rike”, Henry Kane provides 9 minutes of punishing one-man Swedish Swedeath grindcore. Following the same path of audial terror. Henry Kane is the solo effort of Johnny Pettersson of Wombbath, Ashcloud, Gods Forsaken and dozens of other nightmare inducing death metal bands. Recorded, mixed and mastered at Studio Unbound, you could be forgiven for thinking this side of the split was a previously unreleased Rotten Sound effort. Absolutely relentless clinical blast beats and ear shattering chainsaw guitar sounds argue with throat shredding vocals here.
These five tracks have no time for pretension, no prog moments of atmosphere or technical peacocking. The only atmosphere is that of a dense cloud of gain, the only technicality the speed of the performence. Proper blasting grind!
Art by Prolefeed bassist Daniel Hughes in response to a wave of religious violence and thoughtless hatred perpetuated by the media. Fuck religious violence//Fuck religious hate. The Mass Forfeiture of Collective Responsibility comes with a wrap around 2 foot poster and is released on the 13th October via WOOAAARGH & Goatshead Records!
Pelagic Records – founded in 2009 by THE OCEAN guitarist Robin Staps – will release In The Twilight, These Rocks Have Teeth this fall; a compilation of one-hundred-eighty minutes of contemporary post rock, metal, and experimental rock music. The release showcases the entire Pelagic Records roster and includes bands such as Mono, Pg.Lost, Klone, Wang Wen, and many others as well as previously unreleased tracks by THE OCEAN and new signing Spook The Horses. In advance of the massive collection’s September 29th release, Revolver is offering up an official premiere of THE OCEAN’s “Turritopsis Dohrnii”.
Fake Crab Records has reported that screamo hardcore band EYELET is going on their yearly US tour this fall, starting at home on Sunday, October 1st all the way through November 6th. Check out the Facebook event here, and be sure to check them out if they are coming to your town (or somewhere reasonably close to your town). See the details below and be sure to give a listen to their amazing EP Error(s), as well as the hard-hitting split with GILLIAN CARTER!
Savanna, Georgia-based VATICAN announces more upcoming tour dates supporting their Ache Of Eternity EP, which was issued through Sorrow Carrier Records at the end of August. The vicious straight edge outfit will take their crushing metallic hardcore wrath into the southernmost regions of the country on a week-long massacre surrounding their performance at Hope For Shelter Fest in San Antonio alongside Homewrecker, Sworn Vengeance, Die Young, Greg Bennick (Trial), and many others. The first four shows, including the festival see VATICAN touring alongside Purity, Trust Issues, and Dwell, the final two shows with Strengthen What Remains and Dwell. Expect additional tour dates to be posted in the coming weeks.
Ache Of Eternity is available through Sorrow Carrier Records on three color variants – black with screen-printed b-side, red with black smoke, and purple.
9/27/2017 Studio 524 – Baton Rouge, LA *
9/28/2017 The White Swan – Houston, TX *
9/29/2017 Boozers – Corpus Christi, TX *
9/30/2017 The Korova – San Antonio, TX @ Hope For Shelter Fest [info] *
10/03/2017 Killers Tacos – Denton, TX #
10/04/2017 house show – Nashville, TN #
* w/ Purity, Trust Issues, Dwell
# w/ Strengthen What Remains, Dwell
UFOMAMMUT is streaming their eighth full-length 8 in its entirety through The Obelisk as the album approaches release this Friday via Neurot Recordings
For the trio, the album is particularly symbolic, as they reflect,
“8, seen as the infinite symbol, is for us representative of time tracing around an eternal line. More than ever, the process of writing, recording and realizing 8 with the visuals of the artwork, inlay and videos, has led us to step back and observe the continuing evolution of UFOMAMMUT in the past, present and future. Tracing our own line, and thinking about the possibilities.”
ALL PIGS MUST DIE shares the punishing new track “Blood Wet Teeth,” the second single from their upcoming album Hostage Animal, due out through Southern Lord October 27th. ALL PIGS MUST DIE’s “Blood Wet Teeth” is now streaming below. Also hear the previously released “A Caustic Vision” HERE. ALL PIGS MUST DIE has confirmed several new performances coinciding with the release of the new LP, with shows in Brooklyn on October 19th, Boston on October 20th, and Providence on October 21st. Additional tour dates will be announced shortly.
The band offers,
“Hostage Animal is the most dynamic but efficient of our albums. The idea was to get to a wider spectrum without meandering along the way. We enjoy playing together and making music that is as heavy as possible. Getting that feeling like you’re about to break apart when you are making violent music is something we chase after any time we are putting together new material.”
ALL PIGS MUST DIE Tour Dates:
10/19/2017 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
10/20/2017 Great Scott – Boston, MA
10/21/2017 AS220 – Providence, RI
French melodic hardcore punk rockers HIGHTOWER have shared the full stream of their anthemic new record ‘Club Dragon’, available now on KROD Records.
Produced by Steve Evetts in Los Angeles, California, USA. Mastered by Alan Douches. Artwork by Jason Barnett.
Chicago melodic, emotional post hardcore act SLOW MASS announce a string of shows with Shows with pg.99, TWIABP, mewithoutYou & more. They hstill have a couple more shows in November to announce. If they’re not hitting your town and you want to book them there in the future, please email the band at [email protected]
09/22/17 – New Paltz, NY @ SUNY New Paltz College
09/23/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ HH Ranch w/ Loose Tooth, Clique & Yankee Bluff
09/24/17 – Brooklyn, NY @ Alphaville w/ Painted Zeros, Stove (solo) & Bethlehem Steel
09/25/17 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus w/ pg.99 & Majority Rule (SOLD OUT)
09/26/17 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rock Room w/ Edhochuli
09/28/17 – Dekalb, IL @ The House Cafe w/ Pile, Meat Wave & C.H.E.W.
10/11/17 – Cleveland, OH @ Mahall’s w/ TWIABP & Rozwell Kid
10/12/17 – Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar w/ TWIABP & Rozwell Kid
10/13/17 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean w/ TWIABP & Rozwell Kid
10/14/17 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups w/ TWIABP & Rozwell Kid
10/15/17 – St Louis, MO @ The Firebird w/ TWIABP & Rozwell Kid
11/08/17 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small’s w/ mewithoutYou & Pianos Become the Teeth
11/09/17 – Columbus, OH @ Skully’s w/ mewithoutYou & Pianos Become the Teeth
11/10/17 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge w/ mewithoutYou & Pianos Become the Teeth
11/11/17 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn w/ mewithoutYou & Pianos Become the Teeth
11/12/17 – St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre w/ mewithoutYou & Pianos Become the Teeth
11/14/17 – Orlando, FL @ The Social w/ mewithoutYou & Pianos Become the Teeth
11/15/17 – Margate, FL @ O’Malley’s w/ mewithoutYou & Pianos Become the Teeth
11/17/17 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade w/ mewithoutYou & Pianos Become the Teeth
11/18/17 – Greensboro, NC @ The Blind Tiger w/ mewithoutYou & Pianos Become the Teeth
11/19/17 – Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry w/ mewithoutYou & Pianos Become the Teeth
11/21/17 – Baltimore, MD @ Sound Stage w/ mewithoutYou & Pianos Become the Teeth
11/24/17 – Brooklyn, NY @ Villain w/ mewithoutYou & Pianos Become the Teeth
11/25/17 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair w/ mewithoutYou & Pianos Become the Teeth
11/26/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ TLA w/ mewithoutYou & Pianos Become the Teeth
Rock’n’roll act THE SKULLERS have released a new single and music video “Pressure Face”, premiered on Pancakes and Whiskey magazine, who said, “With a proper blues-stomping backbeat and righteous harmonica, ‘Pressure Face,’ wastes no time in getting to the point, which is to rock your face off.”
Toronto band LOW SUN have dropped a new single “Round Soul”, well showcasing the band’s loud, but expressive sound. Check it out below and listen to the full debut record, out now via Art of the Uncarved Block.
The band’s thoughts on almost freezing to death recording ‘Round Soul’:
Our friend/collaborator/label-mate Joucous has a family cottage in Smiths Falls, ON so we decided to head up there since it was late winter and no one would be on the lake. It was supposed to be a relaxing and poetic sort of experience but it turned out to be one of the worst cold-snaps of the winter. We spent three days trying to keep the tape recorder warm enough so it wouldn’t break and ate frozen food since we couldn’t turn on the oven or microwave or else the breakers would go and our heaters would turn off. Essentially we were trapped in a single room without running water or warmth until we finished the thing. On the final day of recording a snow storm pulled in so we had to finish the last tracks as fast as possible before getting trapped at the house for another night without food or water. We were watching the snow pile up faster and faster while we tried to wrap stuff up. Time was of the essence to say the least.
We were more concerned with surviving than recording at the time but I think the songs came out well. At night you could hear the ice breaking on the lake and it sounded like the earth was opening up…
Sept 9th- Toronto, ON @ The Burdock
Sept 22nd- Toronto, ON @ The Smiling Buddha
Oct 5th – Olomouc, CZ
Oct 6th – Orlova, CZ
Oct 7th – Piensk, PL
Oct 8th – Decin, CZ
Oct 9th – Dresden, DE
Oct 10th – Leipzig, DE
Oct 13th – Riga, Latvia
Oct 14th – Helsinki, Finland
Oct 15th… more
Italian post-rock/instrumental band ORNAMENTS announces the release of their album “Drama” on vinyl, thanks to the cooperation between Epidemic Records, Sangue Records and Shove Records. The album came out in digital and CD format last year, but the three labels are now making it available in an elegant double 12” packaging. “Drama” is a concept album inspired by Aeschylus’ tragedy “Prometheus Bound” and it has already taken the band out for live activities. The release is scheduled for November 30th. In the meantime, a tour is being booked (by Ben Tellarini, ben.tellarini(at)gmail.com), which is going to take the band all over Italy.
Knowing when a relationship has run its course and realizing that it’s time to let go can be a difficult pill to swallow. Arizona-based pop punk quartet FIGURE IT OUT tackle this head on in their anthemic new single “Silence Isn’t Golden” which also serves as the title track of their latest EP. The group has released a music video for the song and teamed up with BVTV for the premiere. Watch below.
Emotive indie punk rockers SAVE FACE (for fans of SAVES THE DAY, THE MENZINGERS) are hitting the road on their way to play The Fest in Gainesville, FL w/ Secret Stuff. This is their last tour of the year and it’s a banger. The band’s new record Folly is out now on 12”/CD/Digital via Take This To Heart Records in conjunction with Backpack Records and Open Door Records.
Tyler Povanda and Christopher Flannery might not be Jersey’s best dancers, but together, they are certainly one of New Jersey’s best up and coming indie/punk bands today. As Save Face, the duo has toured consistently up and down the east coast or the past few years along with releasing a handful of splits, most notably with My Heart, My Anchor. They now have teamed up with Take This To Heart Records to bring you their latest head bopping EP entitled Folly.
On Folly, Save Face takes their art to the pinnacle of the bands current evolution. Mixing in smart, rollicking leads with intense vocal hooks that demand your attention. Akin to New Jersey scene godfathers Save The Day, Save Face take on personal examination to another level as Povada goes on to say that “Folly is meant to personify the way in which we derive our self-worth from anything but one’s self. These songs are an examination of a breakdown in communication, both internally and externally.”
10.19- Cleveland, OH @ Mahall’s Locker Room
10.20- Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness
10.21- Chicago, IL @ Evolution Music
10.22- Chapaign, IL @ Blitz & Chltz
10.23- Memphis, TN @ Rockhouse Live
10.24- Nashville, TN @ That 70’s House
10.25- Florence, AL @ Southern Trash
10.26- Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 Music Hall
10.27-10.29- @ FEST
10.30- Columbia, SC @ Wired Goat Vista
10.31- Richmond, VA @ Platform 310 1/2
11.1- Philadelphia, PA @ Everybody Hits
11.2- Baltimore, MD @ The Depot
11.3- Long Branch, NJ @ Brighton Bar
11.4- Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bazaar
11.6- Boston, MA
11.8- Westfield, MA @ Shenanigans
11.9- Syracuse, NY @ Funk N Waffles
11.10- Erie, PA @ House Show
11.11- Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Roboto
11.12- Wilkes Barre, PA @ The Otherside
11.13- Oneonta, NY @ Suny Oneonta
As Sterilize, the eighth album by NYC noise rock trio UNSANE, bulldozes towards release at the end of the month, newly-relaunched Revolver Magazine has just debuted a new single from the album, with “The Grind.” Deploy UNSANE’s “The Grind” right here:
Closing a five-year gap since the 2012 release of the Alternative Tentacles-issued Wreck LP, UNSANE makes a vicious return with Sterilize, a record that recalls the most defining elements of the band’s seminal albums, surging with their unrelenting singular sound created by guitarist/vocalist Chris Spencer, bassist/vocalist Dave Curran, and drummer Vinnie Signorelli. Sterilize showcases the group sounding as dense and damaging as ever, and sees them remaining as necessary as ever, nearly three decades since they began.
Of “The Grind,” UNSANE guitarist/vocalist Chris Spencer declares, “This is the drum crusher we’ve been looking forward to doing live! A song about living to the fullest while you’ve got the chance.”
Seattle grunge act GRUNTRUCK have debuted a live video for lead single “Bar Fly”, coming from their new record. Formed by members of Skin Yard, was best known as the longtime openers for Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, Screaming Trees and Pantera, but due to legal issues with their label and the death of their lead singer, only released two albums. A third album was recorded from ’97-’99 but never released, until this October 13 via Found Recordings!
Try Dying, the debut LP by Finland’s crushing noise rock/hardcore punk outfit OVERDOSE SUPPORT, is now streaming in its entirety below, as the record closes in on its official release thorough Kaos Kontrol!
Founded by members of Dark Buddha Rising, Sokea Piste, Baxter Stockman, Katakombi, and other Finnish acts, OVERDOSE SUPPORT delivers a hammering blend of noise rock obsessed with the ills of society and the self. No stone will be left unturned to discover the seediest filth and imaginative form of self-abuse out there, all the while maintaining a steady rock’n’roll groove only disturbed by razor sharp electronics.
Pre-orders are live now for REGARDE’s brilliant new full length record “Leavers” on 12″ Milky Clear vinyl and a Bundle that includes a Limited (12×12 inch) Analogic Photo, Hand Numbered and Signed by the author, which is the photo used for the album cover art. The record was recorded by Jay Maas of Defeater / Death of a Nation and producer of bands like Title Fight, Citizen, Somos, Ceremony. If these bands are your deal, this is right up your alley. Solid Indie/Emo/Post Hardcore you need to hear. Head over to the site and pick it up. Leavers is out everywhere on Digital and12″ LP at Wiretap. The band also premiered a brand new music video for their song “Patterns” this week. Watch below.
Pop punk rockers COLDFRONT premiere the title track from their upcoming LP ‘Float Around’, available Oct 6th via Equal Vision Records:
CITIZEN premiere another new track from their new record As You Please, out Oct. 6 on Run For Cover. Listen to “Fever Days” below:
COUNTERPARTS drops yet another new tune called ‘Haunt Me’, taken from the Canadian band’s upcoming new album, ‘You’re Not You Anymore’, to be released on Sept. 22nd via Pure Noise Records.
PROPHETS OF RAGE (members of Rage Against The Machine, Cypress Hill, Public Enemy) have released a music video for “Hail To The Chief,” a track from their newly released debut album.
NINE INCH NAILS have premiered a full stream of their new film Broken, created by Peter Christopherson of Throbbing Gristle,and Coil, and well covered at this location.
Black metal experimentalists WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM are streaming their excellent new album “Thrice Woven”.
Death metal legends CANNIBAL CORPSE have teamed up with director Zev Deans to give you their newest video for the song “Code of the Slashers”, the first single from their forthcoming album, Red Before Black, which is due out on November 3 through Metal Blade Records.
San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal legends MACHINE HEAD will be doing a massive North American tour in support of their forthcoming album, Catharsis.
Vocalist/guitarist Robb Flynn shared the following message:
“It’s been far too long since we’ve demolished venues in America, we have had an awesome and productive break writing our new album Catharsis, but now it’s time for Machine Head to go melt some faces! The reaction to our last ‘Evening With’ tours in America were nothing short of incredible, so once again these dates will be ‘Evening With’ and will see us performing 2 1/2 to 3 hours every night with no opening bands. We loved performing as an Evening With for you Head Cases, and you guys loved it as well, the freedom to do whatever the fuck we wanted for as long as we wanted every night was liberating. It’s not what everyone else is doing, and frankly, there are not a lot of bands who could even pull it off, but Machine Head pull it off, and we are excited as fuck to do it again. We are carving our own path here, playing by our own rules, and as an artist, it’s the best feeling in the world! No festivals period, no 45 minute slots, no supporting some stupid DJ, no parking lots in a rain storm, The Head will only be “Headlining”, so come on down and rage!!”
1/25 Phoenix, AZ @ Nile Theater
1/27 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
1/29 San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theater
1/30 Dallas, TX @ Gas Moneky Live!
1/31 Houston,TX @ HOB
2/2 Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
2/3 Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl MH
2/5 Orlando, FL @ Plaza Live
2/6 Atlanta, GA @ Centerstage
2/8 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
2/9 New York, NY @ Playstation
2/10 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
2/11 Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
2/13 Toronto, ON @ Danforth MH
2/14 Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
2/15 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
2/16 Cleveland, OH @ Agora
2/17 Detroit, MI @ Majestic
2/20 Des Moines, IA @ Woolys
2/21 Madison, WI @ Majestic
2/22 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
2/23 Chicago, IL @ Concord MH
2/24 Saint Louis, MO @ Pops
2/27 Denver, CO @ Summit MH
3/1 Las Vegas, NV @ HOB
3/2 Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda
3/3 Oakland, CA @ The Fox Theater
3/5 Portland, OR @ Roseland
3/6 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore
3/7 Seattle, WA @ Showbox Market
Orange County hardcore quintet STICK TO YOUR GUNS have premiered ‘Married To The Noise’, a new track and video from their forthcoming album, ‘True View’, to be released on October 13th on End Hits Records.