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IN SHORTS #53 📢 quick punk & metal news roundup

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Post metal act ROSETTA have premiered a new follow-up EP to their latest record “Utopioid”. Entitled “Sower of Wind”, the instrumental ambient record unveils “sounds [that] are organic outgrowths of latent ideas from each of the four parts of Utopioid.”. Listen below and see our interview feature on the record HERE.

March 2019 will birng the band’s first ever shows in South America! The band commented:

We will tour Chile with La Bestia de Gevaudan followed immediately by a run of dates in Brazil with Labirinto. All information and ticket links will be revealed in early January. Looking forward to seeing you all.

Indonesian metallic hardcore band CLOUDBURST are streaming the entirety of their self-titled new album at Decibel Magazine. The album is out now via Samstrong Records. GO HERE to listen.

Florida based metallized hardcore act THREE KNEE DEEP have premiered a new 2-track promo via Triple B Records! Genuine, menacing, eerie, and strangely inviting. Can’t wait for their new release.

The band’s only LP “Wrong World” was released last year via Triple B Records.

After a brief reunion in 2009 and 2010, and a follow-up 2-track EP on Souther Lord in 2012, Nashville crust hardcore veterans FROM ASHES RISE have announced another comeback for this year’s edition of Bloodshed Fest in The Netherlands. In conjunction, they may release a new record via Southern Lord!

Southern Lords releases in 2019


Massachusetts influential band CAVE IN are working on a new record, their first since 2011. The band has announced an April 10th show with OLD MAN GLOOM at Festsaal Kreuzberg in Berlin, Germany! GO HERE to RSVP.

A collection of new Cave In material is being planned for a release this year via Hydra Head. According to a recent interview with Germany’s Visions, the band had met together to work on some songs in 2017 and 2018. A number of those tracks will be compiled for an apparent album this year according to the band’s frontman/guitarist, Stephen Brodsky.

The group were of course dealt a tragic blow last year with the passing of their bassist/vocalist Caleb Scofield, who died in a car accident in March of last year. It is unclear if any of Scofield‘s contributions will make it on this forthcoming release. – The PRP


Ex-metalcore/deathcore, now pop-rock stars BRING ME THE HORIZON have released a new single off their new upcoming reord Amo, to be released via Columbia Records on January 25th. “Medicine” goes full pop and leaves no hopes for heavier tunes. Watch and listen below.

LA punk rock label Wiretap Records has released a nice new sampler, gathering all the bands that put out records via the label in 2018. ODD ROBOT, HARKER, LOST IN SOCIETY, WOLVES&WOLVES&WOLVES&WOLVES and more great acts included. Listen below.

Danish emotive, screamo tinged post hardcore DISILLUSIONIST have unveiled first 2 singles from the upcoming debut EP “The Fire on the freeway as seen from the mountains” on Dasein Records. Th duo of tracks provides a more nuanced look at the hearty subgenre and promises a fine new record, coming later this year! Stay tuned!

Annual screamo festival Cry Me A River Fest will take place on June 28/29 at Juz Versmold (near Bielefeld) in Germany. See the line-up below and get more info via [email protected] .

CMAR 2019

The 27th summer edition of Ieperfest will happen on 5-6-7 July 2019. Here’s the first list of bands that will be performing! Stay tuned for more!

Ieperfest 2019

AMENRA The Gods of the Church of RA movement celebrating their 20 year anniversary
BITTER END Powerful US hardcore, just 4 European shows this year
GOUGE AWAY Florida post-hardcore noise-rock hype
GUILT TRIP Manchester hardcore unit
HARM’S WAY Metallic US hardcore
IN CLOVER H8000 beatdown moshaholics
JUST ICE Canadian hardcore newcomers, wicked stuff!
LEIAH Sweden’s masters of emo rock back on the map
LENGTH OF TIME Brussels metalcore godfathers
MADBALL New York hardcore, always a party!
NINEBAR London hardcore moshers back for a 2nd performance
OPTIMIST German raw hardcore meets old school death metal, ex-END OF DAYS
REDEMPTION DENIED Belgian straight ahead hardcore back for a 2nd performance
SECT Raleigh, Portland & Toronto hardcore. Vegan. SXE. Old.
WIEGEDOOD Church of RA black metal
WISDOM IN CHAINS Popular Pennsylvanian solid hardcore

DIY Conspiracy Webzine has released their Top 7 Straight Edge Records of 2018 list. GO HERE to check it out.

Top sXe records

OH-based melodic punk rock / alt rock band DEAD FALL has released a music video for “Drowned Out,” the first single off the upcoming EP Never Expected. “It’s not just that the video features the band playing in a garage,” says Kerrang! Magazine who premiered the video, “it looks like a memory, as though combining all of Dead Fall’s garage days into an emotional blur of, ‘Man, remember those days?'”

“’Drowned Out’ is a song that captures a unique transitional period in my life,” says drummer Nick Barker. “After the exit of a long term partner that was deeply ingrained into my every day life, I began to question what was good for me and wonder if the things I had built my life around were true at all. Being the first time I truly experienced this kind of loss and heartbreak, I was forced to come to terms with the fact that people can and will choose to remove you from their lives in an instant when you least expect it. I also got to feel the bond between my friends, family, and I grow stronger than I could have imagined as they supported me through it. In the end, I have come to value both experiences. They’ve helped shape the person I am today, and I couldn’t be happier with myself.”

Scranton Hardcore heavyweights RIPPED AWAY are streaming new crushing jams throgh Upstate Records:

Italian powerviolent d-beat hardcore punks THE SEEKER have unveiled a new 6-track demo! Listen and see the official word below:

Mediated Form split 12″, the other songs will be recorded in mid march, a total of 15/17 tracks including this demo.

Krishnacore punks 108 recently announced they were doing two “Songs of Separation” 25th anniversary shows in NYC in November, and now more details have been revealed. Night two has been officially announced: November 2 at Brooklyn Bazaar. Tickets go on sale today. See the details in the flyer below.

108 show!

Swedish blacekened metallers BLODSKAM ave revealed the first single of the album “Là-Bas”, to be released on February 6th via Suicide Records.

The history of Blodskam dates back to 1998 when the two brothers Aghora and Dödfödd decided it was time to put the family madness on public display, but following a long hiatus it was only in 2014 that the two brothers restarted the band and started writing material for their first studio effort.

Recorded, mixed and mastered at Misfortune Recorders Studio in Ludvika, Sweden by Johan Hjelm and featuring Kim Filppu from Convivium on session drums, “Là-Bas” displays the artwork of Christoffer Engvall and is set for release on February 9th via Suicide Records.

LA punk rockers THE DISTILLERS will begin working on a new album in April. The outing will mark their first new album in sixteen years.

California based 6 day music festival Coachella released the full lineup for their April music festival. See the full line-up HERE or in the poster below:


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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