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IN SHORTS #45 📢 quick news roundup, December 16th

UK extreme / chaotic metaller ROLO TOMASSI have released the last part of their five-part live video. Watch “Estranged“ and experience their amazing  live show recorded at The Scala in London, England on November 09th, 2018. The rest of the videos can be found HERE.

California ska punk rockers MAD CADDIES have dropped a new chilly Christmas song called “I’m Going Surfing for Xmas”. Listen below.


Austrian hardcore band DAZE AFFECT have premiered a hardcore version of classic BEASTIE BOYS track “Sabotage”. Watch the video below and check out the band’s debut LP “React”, released in early 2018.


EVERY TIME I DIE were officially recognized by the City of Buffalo, who proclaimed December 15, 2018 to be “Every Time I Die Day.” See the proclamation below.

Buffalo hardcore


SICK OF IT ALL and IRON REAGAN (see our latest interview HERE) have announced a string of US dates in March 2019:

3/21 Virginia Beach, VA @ Peabody’s
3/22 Wilmington, NC @ Reggie’s 42nd St. Tavern
3/23 Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
3/24 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
3/28 Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 Music Hall
3/29 Orlando, FL @ Soundbar
3/30 Miami, FL @ Churchill’s
3/31 Ybor City, FL @ Crowbar


SAFE INSIDE RECORDS, a home for BYSTANDER and PIECE OF MIND has launched the official partnership with Deathwish Inc. The new Exclusive Webstore & Distribution just launched at this location.

SAFE INSIDE records


After the premiere via CVLT Nation, Italian punk/hardcore act PESTE has revelead the new self-titled EP in its entirety! Listen below!. The new EP will be available in 7″ and digital on January 12nd via This Is Core. “Peste” was recorded and mixed at Magma Studio of Turin by Davide Donvito, and mastered by Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Oathbreaker…) at The Atomic Garden Studio in San Francisco.

PESTE is the union of musicians taken from the italian underground scene. A new punk/hardcore project with members of Tutti I Colori Del Buio, Haram, If I Die Today and Papazeta. Violence, negativity and hate against mankind are the keywords for describe their work. In their fast five pieces Peste deal with the brutal horror hidden inside of everyone soul, the human ability of destroying everything all around without no remorse remaining a slave of fear till death. A truly daily and deeply nightmare inside every human being.


Alternative Press has premiered the music video for PLANET B‘s “Mirror, Mirror, on the World.” Directed by Dark Details, the clip is a cinematic slice of sci-fi/horror fun, starring Planet B members Justin Pearson and Luke Henshaw.

AP editor-in-chief Jason Pettigrew describes the video thusly: “Fans of electroshock therapy, psychological horror movies and neurosurgeons screaming at paranoia’s poison door should delight at director Dark Details’ ability to convey some high-level techno-fear.”

In Planet B, Pearson (known to many as a member of such bands as The Locust, Retox, and Dead Cross, and as the founder of Three One G Records) belts out electrifying vocals over producer Henshaw’s sonic feast of hip-hop, industrial, and film score influences. The sound transcends genres: dark, heavy, urgent, and anthemic, it is equally relevant in the contexts of hardcore punk and hip-hop.

Planet B’s self-titled debut album is out now on Ipecac Recordings and Three One G. Guests on the album include hip-hop pioneer Kool Keith, Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Martin Atkins (ex-PiL, Killing Joke, Ministry, Pigface), Gabe Serbian (The Locust), Sonny Kay (The VSS, Angel Hair), and more.


Following their much loved 2016 debut album, post metal act EARTH MOVES return tomorrow with ‘The Absurd Man‘, a brand new 4 song EP which will be available on super limited edition, lathe cut vinyl. Each record will be hand numbered and will come with a hand pulled, screen printed cover.

Only 25 copies of vinyl will be pressed, and these will go on sale Monday 17th December at 9am (GMT).


PORTRAYAL OF GUILT are heading back to the East Coast & Canada this February! Select dates will feature NØ MANFLUORIDE and STAY ASLEEP.

FEB 7 – Houston, TX @ Christmas Island
FEB 8 – Baton Rouge, LA @ The Woodshop
FEB 9 – Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone*
FEB 10 – Nashville, TN @ Betty’s Grill*
FEB 11 – Cincinatti, OH @ Northside Yacht Club*
FEB 12 – Philadelphia, PA @ TBA*^
FEB 13 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Kingsland^
FEB 14 – Portland, ME @ Geno’s^
FEB 15 – New Haven, CT @ TBA
FEB 16 – Quebec City, QC @ TBA
FEB 17 – Montreal, QC @ Turbo Haus
FEB 18 – Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee’s
FEB 19 – Detroit, MI @ Trumbullplex+
FEB 20 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean+
FEB 21 – Milwaukee, WI @ JJ’s Bar & Grill+
FEB 22 – Minneapolis, MN @ Seward Cafe+
FEB 23 – Sioux Falls, SD @ TBA
FEB 24 – Omaha, NE @ Midtown Art Supply
FEB 25 – Wichita, KS @ Kirby’s Beer Store
FEB 26 – Tulsa, OK @ TBA

*with NØ MAN
^with Fluoride
+with Stay Asleep


Alicante, Spain based experimental punk / post hardcore act CEMËNTERI are streaming their recently released EP “Patio de la pitera”, falling midway between 70s/80s punk, FUGAZI style 90s vibe and raw, noisy and organic punk that create hypnotic, almost psychedelic experience. This record brings a huge sense of honesty and some slight despair and CEMËNTERI deserve a wider recognition!


Washington, DC alt grungy hardcore rockers GIVE have premiered their final release, a live EP featuring 3 songs recorded live in Asbury Park, NJ 8-3-18 @ House of Independents and mixed by Will Killingsworth. Listen below.


Raleigh-based self-proclaimed dadpunk band, TLE, has released a brand new single, “Tell Her I Said Hello.” The track is the seventh single the band has released this year through Revival Recordings and is also featured on their upcoming full length album, which is slated to release in 2019. Fans can view the accompanying stream video for the single below.

“Tell Her I Said Hello” shows a departure from the band’s usual fun songs about life with kids to touch on a more serious topic: divorce and losing a parent. When discussing the song’s heavy theme, guitarist and back vocalist Nick Onorato stated, “Tell Her I Said Hello approaches a more serious side of parenting, and really anyone’s life. It deals with losing a parent. Shawn and I both come from a home where our parents were divorced during our teenage years and understand those difficulties first hand. On top of the connection to parenting, this song means a lot to us as a band as it was originally a song we wrote back when we were first playing music together in the early 00s.”


Melodic metalcore act ATREYU have teamed up local brewery Noble Ale Works to create “Atreyu Superhero DIPA With Orange Zest.” On December 16, at noon EST, there is a special can release party at NOBLE ALE WORKS BREWERY.

ATREYU beer


Brazillian metal legends SEPULTURA have created 2 signature wines with Portuguese wine producers Roquevale.

The first gourmets had the chance to get enthusiastic at the Rock In Rio Lisbon as both wines were available for a first tasting. Now you have the chance to do so as well: on December 20th, 2018, an official release party takes place in the BR20 (www.br020bar.nl) in Amsterdam, the bar of SEPULTRUA bassist Paulo Jr. – expect strong Metal and tasteful wine!

IN SHORTS #45 📢 quick news roundup, December 16th
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