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IN SHORTS #20 📢 News Roundup, Oct. 31st: new ROLO TOMASSI, GODFLESH, CONVERGE, Vegan Straight Edge cover of BON JOVI, and more!

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Photo: ROLO TOMASSI, by Tarquin Clark

Progressive hardcore / metalcore act ROLO TOMASSI have shared a new single called “Rituals”, their first new epic material since 2015’s ’Grievances’. Listen, watch the new video below and go here to get more details.

”Having spent the last 18 months working on new music we are delighted to share the first single ‘Rituals’ with you. More will follow. See you at a show soon.”

Industrail metallers GODFLESH have debuted a new single “Post Self”, coming from their new record of the same name, to be released on November 17th on Avalanche Recordings.

NPR magazine commented:

When we last left Godflesh, the mecha-mutants of industrial metal had returned after more than a decade with 2014’s devastatingly nasty A World Lit Only By Fire. It was one of those reunion albums that wasn’t only better than it should’ve been, but a reclamation and reinvention for Justin Broadrick and G.C. Green.

The duo today announces Post Self with the bruising title track. With a piledriver of a boom-bap drum-machine beat and swirling guitar riffs, it’s Godflesh through the atmospherically bleak post-punk lens of Killing Joke.

Vegan straight edge oi metal hardcore punk veterans THE RULE have dropped a duo of new tracks! The line-up features Tim Rule from Forward To Eden, Castigator, and Rat from Statement, Unborn, etc. FFO: Agnostic Front, Manowar & Vegan Reich and BON JOVI (includes a Vegan Straight Edge Forever cover of It’s My Life!). Listen below and grab a coopy via Bound By Modern Age Records.

Florida’s experimental act PERMANENT MAKEUP are streaming their new, ear bending record “Scrape”, available now on Dead Tank Records, No Clear Records, and IFB Records, exploring and manipulating sound with interesting and precise control of the rhythm. Great listen!

Amazing Florida band we’ve admired for quite some time. This new LP has bassist Christopher Nadeau, guitarist James Bess and drummer Susan Dickson-Nadeau careening their way through bouncy, angry tracks like album opener “Currency” and the demonically woozy crunch of “Desperate Adults.” Fans of Unwound, Shellac, Red Monkey or Polvo would find this on heavy listening rotation.

Rouen, France based heavy hardcore/metal act ELEPHANTS are streaming their new record “ABUSE/POWER” on Knives Out Records! Check it out below and catch them live on European tour with PRO-PAIN!

ELEPHANTS is playing a heavy groovy hardcore with influences like Suburban Scum, Expire and Reign Supreme. After more than 100 shows in France, Belgium and Switzerland a second album « Abuse/ Power/ Fame » will be out soon. Also an european tour with Worst and a Canadian tour are already booked. sharing stages with such notable acts as Crowbar, Get The Shot, First Blood, xRepentancex, Take Offense, Providence, Foreseen and many other.

Poznan, Poland’s fastcore punks SNUFF OUT (est. 2014) have dropped a new filthy record called Can’t Change Tomorrow, featuring their short catalogue and putting a meaningful end to their short existence. Listen below and grab it via DIY Koło Records.

LA hardcore punk veterans STRIFE have announced a new live record recorded live at the legendary Troubadour in Los Angeles on February 5, 2005. The new compilation shows the band at their most ferocious. This album was recorded to 24 track audio and features the original lineup of strife playing songs spanning their first three albums. After a twelve year wait, this long awaited live album will finally see the light of day. Pre-order HERE.


Adelaide, Australia’s hardore pack VICIOUS JUDGEMENT have released a new heavy as hell single called ‘Kill This Disease’, serving a solid dose of hardcore/metal fury with a few nods to a more groovy break offs of both genres. Listen below and feel free to bang your head till it hurts!

Hardcore band WORLD NEGATION (see our interview HERE)has dropped a new video for their song “Wrapped Up In Lies”, coming from their recent 7” “Born Broken”, available now via Demons Run Amok.

Influenced by present heavy hardcore bands as well as 90’s NYHC, they play no feet, no frills, no hype, just relentless Hardcore!

Polish post rockers TIDES FROM NEBULA are playing shows in Poland this November.


The newest HEAL Records benefit compilation (Compassion Vol. 1) is up now and it’s a real fuckin’ deal! It supports several selected animal sanctuaries: Sasha Farm, Little Rainbow Sanctuary, and 1 more TBA, and features SECT, SAFE AND SOUND, WAKE OF HUMANITY, RACETRAITOR, GREAT REVERSALS, and more great vegan hardcore and punk bands! Listen, grab a digital copy or go here to order a tape and support a great cause!

Hardcore Still Lives collective has shared their newest huge compilation called Hardcore Still Lives: Vol. 11, featuring 55 (!) different breeds of hardcore!

Political punk rockers ANTI-FLAG have shared a new music video for the song “When The Wall Falls”, coming from their new record American Fall, due out November 3rd, 2017 via Spinefarm Records.

Female fronted hardcore punk act LIFE SCARS are streaming their new explosive record “Brud i Brokat” on Hasiok Records. Fast & catchy DIY punk rock with strong, anarchist message that never forgets Emma Goldman’s quote: “If I can’t dance, it’s not my revolution.”

NJ metallic hardcore pack OLD WOUNDS have reformed and just dropped a new single called “Only Your Enemies Leave Roses”. Frontman Kevin Iavaroni is back where he belongs and we couldn’t be happier! Check out their new video for the song “Only Your Enemies Leave Roses”, and head over here to see more details and check out the newest interview with the band, just released via AP.


Metalcore act EIGHTEEN VISIONS are teaming up with MARTYR A.D. and FORCED ORDER for a US West Coast tour this February:

2/9 Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse (Hardcore Formal) w/ The Eulogy
2/10 San Jose, CA @ The Ritz w/ Hands Of God
2/11 Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy w/ Vamachara

Punk rock veterans GBH have released a new song “Blue Sky Thinking”, coming from their new record titled Momentum, due out on November 17, 2017 via Hellcat Records.

Deathcore act DESPISED ICON will be storming through Europe with MALEVOLENCE, ARCHSPIRE, and VULVODYNIA. The band released their fifth studio album ‘Beast’ last year on Nuclear Blast.


02/08 Leipzig, Germany @ Conne Island
02/09 Cologne, Germany @ Essigfabrik
02/10 Antwerp, Belgium @ Kavka
02/11 London, UK @ The Dome
02/12 Birmingham, UK @ Mama Roux’s
02/13 Manchester, UK @ Gorilla
02/14 Chelles, France @ Les Cuizines
02/15 Saarbrucken, Germany @ Garage
02/16 Aarau, Switzerland @ Kiff
02/17 Cesena, Italy @ Vidia Club
02/18 Munich, Germany @ Backstage
02/19 Vienna, Austria @ Arena
02/20 Prague, Czech Republic @ Nova Chmelnice
02/21 Poznan, Poland @ U Bazyla
02/22 Berlin, Germany @ SO36
02/23 Hannover, Germany @ Faust
02/24 Eindhoven, Netherlands @ Dynamo

Virginia shoegazing rockers TURNOVER have released a music video for their track “Super Natural”, coming from their latest release Good Nature / Good Nature, released through Run For Cover Records.

Having just completed the European leg, London-punks, WONK UNIT take their ‘She Goose’ tour on the road throughout the UK, starting next week. The tour sees WONK UNIT start in Exeter on the 8th November, finishing in Manchester on the 26th, playing 19 shows straight.

WONK UNIT on tour:

08 Nov – Exeter, Cavern
09 Nov – Southampton, Joiners
10 Nov – Brighton, Sticky Mikes
11 Nov – Bristol, Louisiana
12 Nov – London, New Cross Inn
13 Nov – Watford, Flag
14 Nov – Bradford, Big Bang Theory
15 Nov – Glasgow, Bar Bloc
16 Nov – Newcastle, Jumping Jacks
17 Nov – Scunthorpe, Lincoln Imp
18 Nov – Morecombe, The Carleton
19 Nov – Stafford, Redrum
20 Nov – Worcester, Marrs Bar
21 Nov – Canterbury, Lady Luck
22 Nov – Norwich, The Owl Sanctuary
23 Nov – Chester, Live Rooms
24 Nov – Derby, Hairy Dog
25 Nov – Abertillery, Dolls House
26 Nov – Manchester, Star And Garter

BLINK-182‘s Travis Barker has released a new weird drum video, feat. Ralph Nader of BYOS.

RADIOHEAD have announced a massive new official songbook featuring the lyrics and chords to over 160 songs from their catalogue. The 400-page collection also features new artwork from Stanley Donwood. It will be available on November 27. GO HERE to order.

Metal veterans TESTAMENT, VADER, and ANNIHILATOR will be touring the UK and Ireland in March and April 2018. See the dates below.

03/29 Bristol, UK – Motion
03/30 Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz
03/31 Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute
04/01 Dublin, IRE – Vicar Street
04/02 Glasgow, UK – QMU
04/04 London, UK – Koko

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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