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IN SHORTS #42 📢 the final Quick News Roundup

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Photo: Syracuse straight edge hardcore punk band TRAIL OF LIES.

NOTE: This entry marks the final round of #InShorts series. IDIOTEQ will be now focusing more on dedicated exclusives, interviews, track by track features and various premieres.

Screamo patron and Middle-Man Records owner Shawn Decker has unleashed the full stream of his new project called KNIGHTS OF GANYMEDE, a new Final Fantasy themed post hardcore trio reminiscent of the groundbreaking sound of early AT THE DRIVE-IN. The project features Shaun of Thisismenotthinkingofyou and can be grabbed at this location.

Miami noise rock/alt metal powerhouse WRONG (members of TORCHE, ex-Capsule, ex-Kylesa) are streaming a new tune called Culminate, coming from their new record Feel Great, a sonic hammer that will make you feel the exact opposite of great. Slated for an April 13 release via Relapse Records, the album will feature 11 tracks and is detailed via the official press release below.

A moody and eclectic record, albeit the moods are pissed and the eclecticism is different levels of pissed. On Feel Great, WRONG has mastered the arts of bludgeoning groove, riff, tone, and grit, creating eleven songs that are faster, heavier, angrier yet also more melodic than their breakout debut. The album was self-produced by the band and recorded at various studios around Miami with mixing handled by guitarist Ryan Haft and artwork by Rick Smith of TORCHE. WRONG is the exact type of rock band the world needs in 2018, uncompromising, aggressive and ready to tear the whole damn place to bits.

3 weeks after our exclusive premiere of its first half, gloomy, massive experimentalists from [‘selvə] are back with the full stream of their epic new record D O M A. The record is out now via OverdriveShoveGeneral Soreness, Nothing Left Records, + Amici – Storie, Tanato RecordsÀ Fond d’Cale ProdCave Canem D.I.Y., Hardcore For The Losers, Hesitation, and Zegema Beach Records.

Brooklyn-based rockers STAY INSIDE have released a new single called “Your Guardsmen Swarm Like Locusts”, the second off of their forthcoming EP, The Sea Engulfs Us and the Light Goes Out, out February 23rd via Old Press Records.

Comprised of four transplants, Bartees Cox, Jr. (guitar, vox) of Yukon, OK, Chris Johns (guitar, vox) of Hockessin, DE, Vishnu Anantha (drums) of Wayne, PA and Bryn Nieboer (bass, vox) of Los Angeles, CA, Stay Inside seeks to tell stories about fighting back and bringing more people into the fold of their impassioned scene. Or as Atwood Magazine described, “the band challenge norms through their embrace of deeper thought and feeling; through their defiance of ‘taboo’ topics and inherent drive to speak out in a climate that is so full of mistrust, anxiety, fear, and doubt.”

Feet First Productions has posted a cool live set of TITLE FIGHT performing live at Revolution in Amityville, NY on January 26th, 2018. This show was a benefit for the Warman Family.

Preorders and now up for Syracuse straight edge metalcore / metallic hardcore pack TRAIL OF LIES‘ album W.A.R.
Check it out at the band’s merch store, life.lair.regret records and Farewell Records and hear a new track Fight For Victory below.

Picking up where bands like Earth Crisis, Another Victim and The Promise left off Trial of Lies are not just another straight edge but a band with something to say. Heavy message driven hardcore that will excite people into hardcore new and old.

French metal band WE ARE CURSED (members of Synopsys, Godisdead, Jack Dope And Noise) have shared their self–titled debut EP and a new music video for the track ‘Origins’.

Singapore stoner/doom metal band from MARIJANNAH have released their debut record “Till Marijannah”. The band consists of members of Wormrot, The Caulfield Cult & Abolition A.D., formed in 2016 and signed to Pink Tank Records.

CITY OF CATERPILLAR & HEAVEN IN HER ARMS have updated their Japanese tour poster. GO HERE to see the dates.

French emotive math indie punk rockers SPORT are heading for a South American tour this April. GO HERE to see the dates and learn their 2016 record ‘Slow’ by heart.

Vancouver, Canada’s power pop/new wave act AUTOGRAMM (members of Black Mountain, Destroyer, Black Halos, Hard Drugs, Spitfires and more) have released a new single on Snappy Little Numbers out of Denver. Here’s a link with some music.

Oakland, California metallers HIGH ON FIRE have entered the studio with producer Kurt Ballou to begin work on their follow up to 2015’s Luminiferous, their seventh full length, also recorded with Ballou. Follow the progress HERE.

Fueled By Ramen group BASEMENT have announced details of an upcoming co-headline tour with CITIZEN. Basement will also hit festival dates at Shaky Knees (May 6th) and Bled Fest (May 26th) along the way (see attached itinerary). Pre-sale tickets will be available beginning Tuesday, February 13th at 12pm EST, with general on-sale beginning Friday, February 16th at 12pm local time. For up-to-the-minute ticketing information, please visit

Alt rock veterans THE SMASHING PUMPKINS (Billy Corgan, James Iha, Jimmy Chamberlin, but Jeff Schroeder) have anounced a lengthy reunion tour in North America.

Toronto experimental, folk tinged indie rockers OH GERONIMO are streaming their new record “The Sled”.

The Sled traverses the peaks and valleys of companionship, ego, self-perception, and explores what happens when they collide. It was recorded in the spring at Chalet – a wonderful cottage-y studio just outside of Uxbridge, ON. The release of this record will mark a year since half of our band put down their torches — a year that demanded patience, persistence and resiliency. Often times the universe begs us to throw in the towel, but we’re fighters. We will never extinguish the fire, and The Sled solidifies that resolution.

Swedish heavy noisy/sludgy rock band LEGBITER are streaming their debut EP “Totes Meer” on Spotify Tw-third of the record is streaming on Bandcamp below. These guysave roots in various 90’s Swedish hardcore groups such as Cult of Luna and Purusam and their music is harsh and abrasive with anxiety ridden shouting vocals for fans of bands such as Unsane, Melvins, Fight Amp, Helmet, Jesus Lizard, Old Man Gloom and so on.They are lining up for a full length album this year, so stay tuned for more details on that.

The well-selected array of sounds LEGBITER fuse into their meaty final product serves a refreshing project.

Berlin-based Power-Rock’n-Roll band CHAOS COMMUTE have premiered a new song and music video “Not Alone”. It is a song that encourages self-determination and unity against those who want to restrain that right, especially nationalists. A strong chorus underlines this determination: ‘We’re not going away! We’re not backing off”. Listen below and go here to see their upcomiing live dates.

California post-hardcore/sludge misfits HORSENECK – featuring within its ranks current and past members of Will Haven and Chelsea Wolfe – are pleased to unveil the vinyl edition of their critically-lauded Heavy Trip full-length, self-released via the band’s own Worried Bird Records early last year. Heavy Trip was captured by Lance Jackman (Will Haven) at The Dock, mixed by Scott Evans (Kowloon Walled City) at Antisleep Studios, and mastered by Carl Saff (Big Business, Helms Alee, Russian Circles) at Saff Mastering.

Dutch/Norwegian indie-rock band EXIT BLOOM have released an animated music video for their song ‘Taken Hold’. Their work tells stories about alcohol, family and resignation, packaged in oddball indie-rock that blends raw sentiment with rich sound tapestries.

[ B O L T ], an instrumental black drone metal band from Duisburg, Germany, are streaming their new record on Narshardaa Records and dunk!records.


( 0 4 ) is the first full-length by [ B O L T ] as a trio. In comparison to their earlier output the sound is more propulsive and structured. Emerging out of oppressive silence and ending up in ecstatic noise and drone,
[ B O L T ] create waving sounds and crushing riffs. The trio presents a set in between the genres of drone, doom and metal. The album was written and recorded in the end of 2016. Mastering was done by Tobias Stieler (Kokomo).

Seattle melodic punk rockers FOUR LIGHTS are streaming a new tune called ‘Leave You Guessing’, coming from the new Seattle Pop Punk Compilation called 14 Soda Punx, featuring Success, Ramona, Burn Burn Burn, Botherations, Choke the pope, Foxhole Norman, Stuporhero, Dead Bars, Listen Lady, Date Night with Brian, The Drolls, Shadow Cats, and Coyote Bred.

Denver death trio OF FEATHER AND BONE will release their devastating debut LP, Bestial Hymns Of Perversion, through Profound Lore Records in March, this week unveiling a new single from the album. The torrential darkness of the album’s “Hymn Of Perversion” has been premiered through Cvlt Nation feature including an intense cross-examination of the band. The feature accompanying Cvlt Nation’s debut of “Hymn Of Perversion” divulges, “As the follow-up to their lauded debut Embrace The Wretched Flesh, 2018 brings Bestial Hymns Of Perversion kicking, screaming into existence, layering obscene heaviness onto an already hefty sound.” Tune in and experience OF FEATHER AND BONE’s “Hymn Of Perversion” RIGHT HERE.

Vancouver band ACTORS present new single “Face Meets Glass,” premiered via CVLT Nation. The song appears on ACTORS’ debut full-length album It Will Come to You, out March 9th on Artoffact Records. From Vancouver, Canada, ACTORS electrify with a modern take on post-punk. On debut full-length It Will Come to You, anthemic songs evoke the urgency of early-’80s U2 (Boy, October, War) as well as the driving, synth-drenched scores that emanated from that era’s movie screens. As scene authority put it, the band conjures “cinematic new-wave… that belongs on a Michael Mann soundtrack.”

Much more than a “retro” act, this is music that stands all on its own, full of life and unforgettable hooks. Perhaps best described as a “post-post-punk” band, ACTORS belongs in the discussion alongside bands of today like The Soft Moon and Cold Cave who are pushing music forward via a deep knowledge of the past.

Bassist Jahmeel Russell is an ex-member of metallic noise-rockers KEN mode and their predecessors in the Winnipeg scene, Kittens.

ACTORS will be touring the US, Canada, and Europe, throughout 2018.

LIFTED BELLS announced today that they will release their debut LP Minor Tantrums on Run For Cover Records on March 30, 2018. BrooklynVegan is streaming a new track, titled “Inevitable Devil”, saying the song has “a strong noodly math rock influence that fans of Nanna’s work in Braid should instantly dig.” Minor Tantrums is now available for pre-order via Run For Cover.

Fronted by brothers Nick and Alan Reitman on vocals, guitar, and bass with TJ Mulawka on drums, new Detroi pop punk act ONE UP pulls from musical influences like blink-182 and Neck Deep to create their upbeat, playful sound. The band’s humorous lyrics calling out ‘millennial culture’ are playing a part in bringing fun, pop-punk music back to the Metro-Detroit area. They’ll be releasing a full length album later this year but in the meantime I’ve got their first single and music video, “Laid and Paid”.

Punk rock acts WESTERN SETTINGS and DEAD TO ME are playing a string of shows together, starting this Thursday, February 15th in Scottsdale, AZ. To make things even better, labelmates DFMK will be joining them on some of the dates. Be sure to make it out to one of the shows if they come through your area! Western Settings begins recording their new record Another Year on March 8th. The record is the follow-up to the EP, titled Old Pain, which was produced by Tyson Annicharico, and like the EP, Another Year will also be produced by Tyson. Immediately after recording Another Year, Western Settings is heading to Europe in support of their San Francisco friends Nothington. This will be Western Settings second European tour. Check out the confirmed dates HERE and HERE.

20 Buck Spin has Delaware-based brutal death metal horde SCORCHED in the label’s clutches for the release of Excavated For Evisceration – encompassing two prior recordings on one LP – as a prelude to their release of the band’s impending second LP later this year. Excavated For Evisceration has been made available for streaming at Decibel Magazine. Endure the pulverization of SCORCHED and stream Excavated For Evisceration at Decibel RIGHT HERE.

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