Chaotic grind hardcore band CLOSET WITCH premiere new video for their amazing track “Rule By Bacon”, featured on the “Fight Liar With Fire” compilation (all donations go to Planned Parenthood and ACLU Nationwide), a subject of our huge multi-interview feature, to be premiered on IDIOTEQ in late August / early September.
Massive metal/hardcore hybrid END (members of FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY, REIGJ SUPREME, COUNTERPARTS, STRUCTURES, MISERY SIGNALS) premiere new single ‘Usurper’, coming off their debut EP “From The Unforgiving Arms of God”, out September 9th 2017 on limited edition 12″ vinyl & digital formats via Good Fight Music.
Here’s the detailed line-up:
Vocals: Brendan Murphy (Counterparts)
Guitar: Will Putney (Fit For An Autopsy)
Guitar: Gregory Thomas (ex-Shai Hulud, etc.)
Bass: Jay Pepito (Reign Supreme)
Drums: Andrew McEnaney (Trade Wind, ex-Structures)
Fucking usurper, possession by default.
Spend another night sleeping beside my ghost.
Proprietary sin, no longer of this earth: a poltergeist inside my former home.
No sun will set for me. Forced to find shelter in the shadows or inside a blackened heart.
I cling to useless arteries but they can’t withstand the weight of worldly burden and neither can I.
This body is not yours. No sanctuary underneath familiar skin.
You are nothing but a surrogate. Persecution of the soul will lead to false imprisonment.
Unrelenting isolation breeds eternal suffering.
Usurper, this body isn’t yours.
Bridge Nine Records reveal the cover of xXx Fanzine 1983-1988 Hardcore & Punk In The Eighties, a hardcover, 11″x11″, 288 page monster of a book slated to be released on November 10th 2017:
xXx Fanzine (1983-1988) Hardcore & Punk in the Eighties isn’t a mere collection of articles, reviews and photographs from one of Hardcore America’s best-known fanzines – it’s a chronicle of punk’s evolution in the 80’s; a story of music and ideologies in motion. xXx’s story picks up while the first wave of hardcore was in full swing. Major players including Minor Threat had already released landmark records and bands were loading up station wagons to play now infamous venues like The Channel, A7 or D.C. Space.
While based in Boston, xXx’s main writer and editor, Mike Gitter, not only concentrated on his own city’s burgeoning scene, spear-headed by bands like SS Decontrol and D.Y.S., but looked to other states and countries for xXx’s reportage. This hardcover, 11″x11″, 288-page book documents a time when hardcore and punk were not mutually exclusive and bands and cities had a chance to develop their own diverse and strident sounds.
This creative ethos and aural zeitgeist is literally spelt out on the 19-song compilation that’s included with xXx Fanzine, with either download card or limited edition 12inch; a wide variety of current hardcore, punk and hard music luminaries including Strife, letlive., Fu Manchu and The Riverboat Gamblers contributed their interpretations to some of the most influential songs to come from xXx’s original era.
Now, in addition to reproducing (and restoring) countless interviews and pages from the ‘zine itself, xXx Fanzine re-interviews countless bands and musical prime-movers including Ian MacKaye, Keith Morris and members of Agnostic Front, Bad Brains and Cro-Mags to give the book a rare ‘then and now’ perspective. xXx Fanzine (1983-1988), Hardcore & Punk in the Eighties isn’t merely a look back at hardcore’s salad days, but a unique look at how punk’s music and message shook the mainstream itself.
xXx Fanzine (1983-1988) Hardcore & Punk in the Eighties features: Minor Threat, Misfits, Necros, Circle Jerks, Suicidal Tendencies, Husker Du, Jerry’s Kids, Black Flag, D.O.A., G.B.H, Void, Negative Approach, 7 Seconds, D.Y.S., Scream, Metallica, Corrosion of Conformity, Minutemen, The Exploited, Anthrax, Subhumans, Dead Kennedys, SSD, Henry Rollins, Descendents, Bad Brains, Youth of Today, Motorhead, Dag Nasty, Snapshot, Samhain, Agnostic Front, Cro-Mags, Bad Religion, Fugazi, and more…
Garage hardcore punk rockers THE PATRONS are celebrating the 11th year of their existence with a new EP called “Gold”, featuring 6 jams of pulse-racing gritty punk and making these guys deserve a lot more attention than they’ve been afforded in the past! Listen below and grab your copy via Ben Salad Prod. at this location.
Manchester energetic melodic hardcore punks INCISIONS release new video for ‘Mexican Jail’, taken from their third EP ‘Quit Now’, released on June via Horn & Hoof Records and available at this location.
Toronto Canada’s THE FLATLINERS are debuting a new music video for “Indoors”. The band kicks off a west coast tour with The Smith Street Band, leading up to their appearance at It’s Not Dead Festival later this month in San Bernardino, CA.They are also set to make appearances at Riot Fest and The Fest 16 this fall.
Frontman Chris Cresswell says, “‘Indoors’ comes from a place of deep winter isolation and serious reflection – with the help of some burning paper and that familiar smell. Nights like that, that can really help take you to where you want to be once the snow melts.
So now that it’s summertime when you’re out with your friends burning the candle at both ends, enjoy it, cause the snow’s gonna fall before you know it. This one’s for all those karaoke kings and queens out there, singing along like no one’s watching.”
Aug 18 – San Diego- Soda Bar w/ The Smith Street Band
Aug 19 – Santa Barbara – Velvet Jones
Aug 20 – San Francisco, CA – Swedish American Hall w/ The Smith Street Band
Aug 22 – Portland, OR – Analog Theater w/ The Smith Street Band
Aug 23 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon w/ The Smith Street Band
Aug 26 It’s Not Dead Festival San Bernardino, CA
Sep 03 CRUCIAL FEST Salt Lake City, UT
Sep 17 Riot Fest Chicago, IL
Sep 21 Gibus Live Paris, France
Sep 22 JH Tijl Diest, Belgium
Sep 23 Sugarfactory Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sep 24 Hafenklang Hamburg, Germany
Sep 25 Cassiopeia Berlin, Germany
Sep 27 Scheune Dresden, Germany
Sep 28 Bei Chez Heinz Hannover, Germany
Sep 29 Desi Brownsburg, Canada
Sep 30 007 Praha, Czech Republic
Oct 01 Arena Wien Bezirk Landstrasse, Austria
Oct 02 Durer Kart Budapest, Hungary
Oct 04 Gala Hala Ljubljana, Slovenia
Oct 05 Honky Tonky Seregno, Italy
Oct 06 Sedel Luzern, Switzerland
Oct 07 Punk For Help Festival St. Wendel, Germany
Oct 08 Kranhalle München, Germany
Oct 09 Keller Klub Stuttgart, Germany
Oct 10 MTC Club Cologne, Germany
Oct 12 THE HOPE & RUIN Brighton, United Kingdom
Oct 13 Joiners Southampton, United Kingdom
Oct 14 Exchange Bristol, United Kingdom
Oct 15 Rebellion Rock Bar Manchester, United Kingdom
Oct 17 Think Tank Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Oct 18 Stereo Glasgow, United Kingdom
Oct 19 Brudenell Social Club Leeds, United Kingdom
Oct 20 The Bodega Nottingham, United Kingdom
Oct 21 The Dome, Tufnell Park London, United Kingdom
Oct 22 The Fighting Cocks Kingston Upon Thames, United Kingdom
Oct 27 The Fest Gainesville, FL
Oct 28 The Fest Gainesville, FL
Oct 29 The Fest Gainesville, FL
Richmond, Virginia’s BLEACH EVERYTHING announce new single “Nazi Punch, Fuck Yes”, to be issued on limited edition 7” picture disc lathe format to be sold on the band’s September 2017 shows in Texas with Austin’s PORTRAYAL OF GUILT.
Certainly not subtle in message or intent, “Nazi Punch, Fuck Yes” is a unifying anthem for anyone in this world that holds zero tolerance toward racism, bigotry, sexism, homophobia, nationalism, and all beliefs or actions that seek to trample or restrict common decency and respect toward the diversity that keeps us all learning and growing more with each other every day. As a band, and as individuals, BLEACH EVERYTHING refuse to remain silent amidst the re-emerging faces of thinly-veiled Neo-Nazi rhetoric. We know what you’re attempting to do and we will make you afraid again.