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IN SHORTS #35 📢 mid January Punk/Metal/Indie News Roundup

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Madrid epic, post rock infused screamo act DESCUBRIENDO A MR.MIME have unleashed the full stream of their new excellent record ‘f’, available via Dog Knights Productions (UK), Saltamarges (CAT), Walking is Still Honest (SPA), and Zagema Beach (CA). Holistic in breadth, deep and breathtaking in its sonic narrative, the record challenges the listener with its originality (especially when it comes to vocal delivery) without compromising listenability. It’s that balance between explosive imagery and adventurous exploration that make ‘F’ nothing short of thrilling. DESCUBRIENDO A MR.MIME are reaching for the epic on every scale. Buen Provecho!

F is our second LP, a travel from the deepest night to the blinding sun rays of the brightest morning. Its title makes reference to the F number from the photographic lenses. Those numbers relates to the aperture of the diaphragm, allowing certain amount of light getting through the lens saving the moments we want from our lives.

F has been recorded by whom we already feel are part of our family. Thanks to Borja and Santi at Sant Feliu, thanks for your hands, your ears and your patience. Thanks again to Jack Shirley at The atomic Garden for giving the final coat with his amazing master. We really wanted to dedicate this alum to every single person that has helped us to make this record possible. Thanks to our friends, our partners, our friends. Every one who has helped us at every show, every blanket, every meal. Thanks to all of our labels for supporting us through all of this years [].

We cant forget about all the people who support this DIY comunity, listening to us and to all of our friends, who attends every show they can, and help keeping this culture being alive. Thank you.

A nice recap video of last year’s Fluff Fest has landed online. Watch below and expect first detail on the upcoming gathering soon!

San Diego hardcore label Undertone is streaming a new crossover demo from Richmond pack DOWNFALL, featuring members of BREAK AWAY.

NYHC influenced heavy hardcore band BLVD OF DEATH (members of RAGE CARE, HCCP Records, NO MORE FEAR) have drpped their debut EP called ‘Swinging Sledgehammers’. To hear this Italian pack celebrate their debut joint with such a strong hit is absolute dope. It’s bands like this that keeps the good old tight hardcore line so exciting and fresh, decades since its gamechanging inception.

Crusty d-beat / sludge hardcore/metal monster PILLARS (see our interview HERE) have released a new crushing LP “Abandoned”, featuring 8 tracks of Rust Belt fury weaving from d-beat to blackened crust to doomy sludge.

Burlington’s Get Stoked! Records has released a cool new compilation called Vermont Hardcore: Past & Present. Vol. 3, featuring 16 Vermont bands worth a check! Proceeds from the download of this album will be donate to HOPE Works of Burlington, Vermont. HOPE Works is dedicated to ending all forms of sexual violence. The organization provides crisis counseling and advocacy for victims as well as educational outreach aiming to change attitudes and beliefs that perpetuate cycles of violence.

DIY Hong Kong label Sweaty & Cramped is streaming a new 10-band emo compilation called “Emotional, Too”. Co-released by Sweaty & Cramped, Qiii Snacks Records & Sango Records, the compilation is available below.

A follow up to our first Asian Emo Compilation from 2015 (thank the lords we finally surpassed the other stuff in terms of SEO) Ten songs from nine cities that you probably heard here first! As always – thank you for picking this up, may the noise be with you.

Greek hardcore pack MY TURN will be touring Germany in February. GO HERE to see the details and visiti this spot to see our recent interview.

Metallic hardcore punks RACETRAITOR have donated a new tee design with all proceeds benefiting One Hundred for Haiti, a nonprofit dedicated to long-term, sustainable relief in Haiti through clean water projects and anti-violence education. Grab it HERE and GO HERE to read out lengthy interview with One Hundred For Haiti’s founder, the one and only Greg Bennick.

Twenty years on from the release of the No Surprises video and classic music documentary Meeting People Is Easy, Grant Gee talks to Adam Scovell about how he convinced RADIOHEAD’s Thom Yorke to risk drowning in a fishtank. GO HERE to see a nice feature on The Quietus.

UK’s hardcore infused death metallers VENOM PRISON have released a new music video for their song ‘Immanentize Eschaton’. Since the release of the debut album, Animus, VENOM PRISON has had a whirlwind year. They have toured near-constantly, picking up support slots with Trap Them, Suicide Silence, Aversions Crown, Gorguts, Revocation, and Fallujah, as well as high profile slots at Download and Bloodstock. After picking up a Metal Hammer “Best Newcomer” award last June, the band rounded out the album anniversary by appearing on the cover of the magazine’s 300th issue. The band will be reissuing Animus with a bonus disc containing 5 songs recorded live during their Summer 2017 tour.

Leipzig metallic hardcore band MYRA have released a new video for their song “Fck Vlk”, teasing their new 4th record, for which you can donate at this location.

Polish groovy crossover hardcore band SOUL BLAST are teasing their new record “The influence lab” with a new single called “Nice to eat you”. The track is a fine forerunner of the band’s second album, to be released in late January 2018.

Rome raw post punk act EDUCATION has dropped a new stellar single ‘Head On A Stick’. Listen below.

Belgian synth driven pop-punk band THE ROCKET are streaming their new single called ‘Chain Reaction’, produced by Marc McClusky (Weezer, Motion City Soundtrack, Bad Religion).

Olympia, Washington’s punk rockers RVIVR are recording their new record in Long Island recording with Phillip Douglas.

Eddie Clarke, the last surviving member of MOTÖRHEAD’s “classic” line-up, has died at the age of 67 after suffering from pneumonia. See the official word HERE.

The 2018 Hardcore For Hardcore fest has been announced. The gathering will take place on Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28 at Transition Art Gallery in Tampa, Florida. GO HERE to see the amazing line-up.

RISE AGAINST have premiered a new video for “House On Fire”, the second track off of their 2017 record Wolves.

The most frequently mentioned band in our End Of The Year series, POWER TRIP has announced a new set of headlining North American tour dates late this spring with Sheer Mag, Fury, and Red Death. Check below for a full list of dates, and watch for more tour dates to be announced. All tickets for the new headlining dates are now on sale HERE. See a newly unleashed tour trailer below.

German metalcore act I AM NOAH are streaming their new EP ‘Final Breed’ on Basterdized Records. Listen below.

“Our goal for the Final Breed EP was to work out and improve song structures which still have been fuzzy on ‘The Verdict.’ We tried to define the exact sound which we struggled to find on our album debut. The four songs on our upcoming EP came out groovy, catchy and more mature -exactly how we wanted them to be.” – I Am Noah

Austrian melodic (post)hardcore band INTOLERANT TRUTH have premiered a new video for the song “Stranger”, coming from their new EP “Human”, to be released on February 17th.

Philadelphia’s HURRY have just announced their new record Every Little Thought, set to be released on February 23rd on Lame-O Records. The powerpop three-piece have also released a music video for their first single “Waiting For You” via Uproxx. Uproxx calls “Waiting For You” “the first glimpse into Hurry’s ever-evolving sound, seeing the band taking on a more reverb-soaked, dream pop influence.” Pre-orders for Every Little Thought are available now physically and digitally via Lame-O Records.

What was once a solo project for principal songwriter Matt Scottoline has evolved into Hurry, a power pop trio from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania composed of Scottoline, Rob DeCarolis (Univox), and Joe DeCarolis (Psychic Teens). The DeCarolises are cousins and they are both very talented. “As talented as Matt Scottoline?” Of course. Please don’t attempt to pry the band apart with potentially hurtful questions.

Hurry’s new album, Every Little Thought, will be released on February 23, 2018 on Lame-O Records. The album, written by Scottoline, is a light and dreamy plunge into life’s crushingly relentless uncertainty and doubt. The album is more pop-driven than Hurry’s previous efforts, focusing on catchy melodies, hooks, and harmonies influenced by Teenage Fanclub, Robyn Hitchcock, Yo La Tengo, and Guided By Voices. Of the new album, Scottoline — a natural salesman — says, “I tried even harder this time to make it good.”

San Francisco punk rock act REUNIONS have released their new record Aching Waits 12″ EP through La Escalera Records and Def Cow Records, and the record is available for purchase through La Escalera Distro on limited vinyl (only 150 copies) and CD. You can also purchase the EP digitally through Bandcamp, where you can stream the full EP. The band will be performing a few shows in the Bay Area in the coming weeks, and will be playing Awesome Fest 11 in San Diego in February 2018.

Swedish post rockers PG.LOST have posted a live recording of their last year’s performance at Dunk!Festival.

pg.lost are a post-rock band from Sweden. The band formed started in Norrköüing in 2005 and have released 5 studio albums so far. The overwhelming crowd response to pg.lost‘s seminal performance at Dunk! Festival in Belgium in 2017 left no doubts that this band is on the course for true greatness. The show was recorded and is now being released as a collaborative effort between Pelagic Records, Dunk!Records, who have already released stunning “live at Dunk!” – albums of other genre-defining acts, such as RUSSIAN CIRCLES and PELICAN and A Thousand Arms. For Fans of: Explosions in the Sky, Mogwai and Cult of Luna.

Swedish punk legends ASTA KASK are celebrating their 40 year anniversary with the release of a new EP: “Historien dömer oss alla” (History will judge us all), along with reissues of 3 classic records, on March 2nd. The records are released the same day they start their 15 gig long spring tour in Scandinavia.

Asta Kask have succeeded with something very few bands from the first wave of swedish punk have: to maintain their fans while still making their way into the hearts of young punks.

The new record “Historien dömer oss alla” consist of 4 songs that brings up hate, fear and the normalization of surreptitious racism that is spreading around the globe. The material covers the different strengths of the bands longevity: the speed of 2-beat drums, echos of raw 80’s chord progression and the never ending thirst for singalong-friendly melodies. Charged with razor sharp political lyrics. If you dare to look away from nostalgia – this is the most complete and best material the band has made so far!

ANDREW W.K. has shared details of his first album in nine years. You’re Not Alone will be out March 2 via RED/Sony. Check out the new single “Music Is Worth Living For” below, GO HERE to see his upcoming dates, and visit this spot to learn more.

Ruhr area, Germany’s metal/hardcore act FOREVER YOUNG VIKTORIA have premiered a new video for their song “Human Error”, off their new EP “Howls of protest”.

HEY LIFE, a self produced alternative rock band from Paris, France, have released a new single called “Morning”. The band produces a a colorful, energetic and groovy rock, through funky and ethereal melodies. Listen below.

INCUBUS have premiered a new video for their song “Loneliest“, coming off their latest record “8“.

Delve into the the mephitic melodies of Molluscas malodorous minions once more with Esoteric Malacology, the latest gastropodean gospel from Lancashire’s blackened death metallers SLUGDGE. Journey through the annuls of Slishic history; through the death and rebirth of the supreme cosmic overlord, and unlock mental gateways to even more horrendous and nonsensical realities than ever before.

Post rock tinged alt rockers PRAWN played a great live session for Audiotree.

Kicking off 2018 as they mean to go on, Littlehampton melodic punk rock trio GLOO are pleased to reveal yet another roaring new single ‘Hit It’, which is out now via all good digital retailers and streaming platforms through their own DIY label Dropping Bags Records. There will also be a limited run of physical copies available from the band’s music glue site HERE.

Horn & Hoof Records is streaming 2 new tracks from anthemic, gritty, soulful punk rock act ONLY STRANGERS from Stoke-on-trent, UK. Both jams come from their new EP due out next month! Whether you absorb it song by song, or as one proper listen, these guys are reaching for the epic on every scale. Great stuff to fuel your engines!

Only Strangers formed in2010, they were featured on a Horn & Hoof compilation (Punk As Duck Vol.1) back in 2011, since then they have release two EP’s and a split with Pardon Us (in 2015). Only Strangers are still producing awesome music with the sound they had back then, reminiscent of Hot Water Music, Lawrence Arms, Hummer and Iron Chic.

Friday January 12th marked the official release of No Cross No Crown, the long anticipated new full-length from CORROSION OF CONFORMITY! Captured in North Carolina with longtime producer John Custer, the mammoth offering marks the first studio recording with vocalist/guitarist Pepper Keenan in over a decade. In celebration of its release, the band is pleased to unveil the raging, kaleidoscopic new video for “The Luddite.”

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY is currently in the midst of a massive North American live takeover supporting Black Label Society. The tour kicked off in Denver, Colorado December 27th and will wind its way through nearly four dozen cities upon its conclusion on February 27th in Los Angeles, California.

Revolver Magazine is now streaming “Structural Dissolution” by Washington, DC-based GENOCIDE PACT, and the band’s impending Relapse Records debut, Order Of Torment. The track strikes as the album closes in on its release on February 2nd. Hear GENOCIDE PACT’s “Structural Dissolution” now at THIS LOCATION. Also stream the LP’s opening track “Conquered And Disposed” HERE.

Recorded by Kevin Bernsten at Developing Nations in Baltimore (Full Of Hell, Code Orange, Magrudergrind), and featuring cover art from the legendary Joe Petagno (Motörhead, Pink Floyd, Autopsy, Marduk), GENOCIDE PACT’s Order Of Torment features eight tracks of pulverizing, relentless death metal that pas homage to the greats while pushing the genre to chaotic new realms of possibility. With a thick, titanic crunch that focuses on crushing groove as much as skull-splitting intensity, GENOCIDE PACT is the death metal band to watch in 2018.

Denver’s favorite trio of nihilists PRIMITIVE MAN will take to the streets again this March on a North American headlining tour with Spectral Voice. The tour commences March 17th in Omaha, Nebraska and ends April 9th in Denver Colorado. PRIMITIVE MAN will also appear at select summer festivals such as Northwest Terror Fest, Austin Terror Fest, and Temple Of Ascension. See all confirmed dates HERE.

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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