New Scandinavian hardcore tinged death/heavy metal pack MASS WORSHIP (members of ANCHOR and CITY KEYS) has unveiled its debut singles Spiritual Destitution and Unrest, feat. guest vocals by Bjorn Dossche (Chain Reaction, Rise And Fall). The members of MASS WORSHIP carry a long combined history of strong work ethics, comprising of relentless touring and recording schedules, which has already earned them a strong following. “Spiritual Destitution” will serve as the first taste of the debut full length that will be recorded later in 2018 in the legendary Sunlight Studio by acclaimed producer Tomas Skogsberg (SUNLIGHT STUDIO – Entombed, Dismember, Refused, At The Gates, The Hellacopters etc) at the helm. Get stoked, cause this is huge!
When we started this band in September 2016, we were 3 guys who wanted to make some heavy music. Now, almost a year and a half later we are a solid 5 piece who have already achieved more than we set out to do. Along the way we have become more focused and driven. For this reason, we don’t feel like the same band we started out as and we feel like we have also out-grown the name. Therefore, we are happy to announce that from now onwards we will be known as MASS WORSHIP.
We’re currently working hard on our debut full length and there’s a couple of exciting announcements coming up soon, but in the meantime we want to share a new track we’ve been working on. Thank you all for your continued support. Press HD for full quality streaming.
Alt post hardcore act PIANOS BECOME THE TEETH have premiered a new video for their new song called “Bitter Red”, coming from the album ‘Wait For Love,’ available February 16th, 2018. Watch below and GO HERE to see the previously released track & video “Charisma”.
First quality live videos documenting this year’s FYA Fest have emerged online. Watch the amazing set from ECOSTRIKE below and GO HERE to watch more live sets from MAGNITUDE, THREE KNEE DEEP, DIVISION OF MIND,
and xELEGYx. The festival took place at the Cuban Club in Tampa, FL on January 6th & 7th.
“Hardly Art” music video from “All This Will Be,” the debut LP from NYC emotive screamo / post-hardcore band CLOSER has landed online. The record will be out January 19th 2018 on Middle Man, Conditions, and Lauren Records. Watch below and check out another new tune called ‘Gift Shop’, proving them to be one of the strongest LPs in the genre so far this year.
I’ve heard it’s their debut, but it is surely closer to turning-point classics of their predecessors.
Nuclear Blast has inked a deal with Los Angeles hardcore veterans TERROR for Europe (Pure Noise Records for the rest of the world). The band is currently working on their 8th studio album, scheduled for a tentative summer 2018 release. TERROR will be touring Europe alongside label mates HATEBREED and MADBALL as part of the renowned EMP PERSISTENCE Tour, kicking off next week in Berlin, Germany and finishing up in London on January 28th.
Commented TERROR vocalist and main man Scott Vogel:
“We are super excited to start a new chapter of TERROR in Europe with NB. This is the label we wanted to work with for the future because of their strong presence and awesome roster. Can’t wait to put out a new album in the middle of 2018 with the label and work together on this next project.”
IDIOTEQ featured Moscow post metallic hardcore experimentalists ROWENA are streaming a new epic tune called ‘Бегущая По Волнам’.
Alexander Grin’s ‘She Who Runs On The Waves’ made us to create this song. Fast, angry, squall track breaks into your ears drawing the struggle between forces never leaving a human nature. It’s song about everyone of us and eternal mystery of Life
Polish metallic hardcore punks BLACK PALATE (introduced on IDIOTEQ exactly one year ago) are streaming their split with Cracow based 90s metallic hardcore / metalcore pack RADIANCE. The record was released on August 1st, 2017 via Black Wednesday Records, Sorry Hombre Records, and Mark My Words Records.
EMBITTER, new Polish metallic 90’s hardcore band featuring (ex-)members of bands like INCITEMENT, OUTBOUND, and HEATSEEKER, have dropped their impressive debut EP called Season Of Solitude, drawing from the giants like SUNRISE, CONGRESS and INTEGRITY, and spicingit up with their own specific taste that makes it excitable and very authentic listen. Highly recommended. Listen below and grab a coopy via Bound By Modern Age Records.
Cleveland metal/hardcore pack RINGWORM entered the studio o begin recording their new record. The band will head out on this North American tour with HARM’S WAY, VEIN, and more in February. GO HERE to see the dates.
It took the band almost four years of production since their last album “Rodin” came out, but we’re now very happy announce that LOCKTENDER‘s new album “Friedrich” will be released on vinyl February 12th via I.Corrupt.Records (Europe), Middle-Man Records (USA), Zegema Beach Records (Canada), Deadwood Records (Germany). Full album stream will be up January 15th along with pre-orders!
Four years after the release of “Rodin”, Locktender from Cleveland, Ohio, are back with their third studio full-length. While the previous albums “Kafka” and “Rodin” focused on the works of Franz Kafka and Auguste Rodin, Locktender are staying on the path by this time reinterpretating the works of the German Romantic landscape painter Caspar David Friedrich.
Attempting something new, the band has not only used Friedrich’s paintings as inspiration but also managed to tell a cohesive narrative using the mood, settings, and characters from the works.
With “Friedrich” Locktender are taking philosopher-core, their own sub-genre somewhere between post-hardcore and post-metal, to the next level.
Our close collaborator, screamo label Zegema Beach Records, has posted the 10th instalment of its amazing Zampler series. The newest round is dubbed ZAMPLER #10 – Goddamn Bugs Whacked Us, Johnny, and features 33 must-check screamo / post hardcore / experimental hardcore bands you simply must know this year, most of which were or will be featured exclusively on IDIOTEQ. This is your bible for the genre in 2018. Dive into it and share, cause it’s a killer!
Southern California’s heavy hardcore/metal monster VAMACHARA is streaming its new vicius opus called ‘Despondent’. The venomous offering serves a perfect treat for fans of XIBALBA, ddisplays the band’s own dangerous cocktail, and leaves no prisoners.
Old PRess Records presents We Believe You – A RAINN Benefit Compilation. All proceeds from this 48 song compilation will be donated to RAINN, the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, the United State’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. The compilation will present popular tracks bands around the world, including Pity Party, The Great Wight, Prince Daddy & The Hyena, Record Setter, Farhampton, and a rare track by Into It. Over It. The compilation will be available digitally, as well as on a limited two disc and two tape set.
Trans/Queer/Anti-authoritarian thrashy grind/powerviolence power punks HIRS are streaming a coouple of sick tunes from their new wicked split with Columbus based TOXIC WOMB. Originally released as a musical greeting card, the short in-your-face sonic assault is a serious blast to the senses. I’m speechless.
Russian vegan straight edge oldschool hardcore punk band VITAL FORCE are streaming their new EP on Bound By Modern Age Records. Listen to ‘Aurora’ below. FFO: Raid, Chokehold, Minor Threat.
New NYC hardcore pack COMBUST is streaming their debut demo on Straight & Alert Records. It includes their verssion of BREAKDOWN’s “Dissed and Dismissed” and it’s a solid kick of heat and energy. Listen below.
COMBUST, formed in late 2017, break into the scene with 5 intense tracks of straight up New York Hardcore. Featuring members of NYHC bands Vice and Impact, it’s not hard to see the heavy influence from bands such as Killing Time / Raw Deal, Outburst and Cro-Mags. This is a band that you’ll want to keep your eye on as we head into the new year.
Experimental rock / emotive post hardcore duo PUSH (new project from Matt Kupka of Southtowne Lanes) are streaming their new song and video “V”, a quality, genuine and intriguing teaser for their debut record For Sale By Owner, to be released on January 19th via Dog Knights. Watch right here and get 2 more tracks via the bandcamp player below. For fans of ld Gray, Brand New, Fall of Troy.
Push is a two piece band made up by Josh Wyble and Matthew Kupka. Josh and Matt both are familiar to the music scene, with Josh coming from playing drums in hardcore project Tiger Lily, and Matt being the previous singer/guitar player in Southtowne Lanes (also Dog Knights Productions). The music you hear is representative of those influences. Their debut LP ‘For Sale By Owner’ will be released through Dog Knights Productions in January, 2018.
East Coast crossover titans IRON REAGAN and rising Sonoran death metallers GATECREEPER unite for a split recording of cranium crushing proportions. Across eight new tracks of auditory and lyrical venom, both bands showcase why they’re two of the most talked about groups in extreme metal today! The split LP, mixed by Kurt Ballou at Godcity Studios, is due out March 2nd on CD, LP, and digital formats via Relapse Records. Stream IRON REAGAN’s “Paper Shredder” and GATECREEPER’s “War Has Begun” below, and see more details HERE.
Chicago high octane power hardcore punks THE KREUTZER SONATA are streaming a couple of new jams from their upcoming record ‘The Gutters of Paradise’, to be released on February 14, 2018 via Collision Course, No Time and Don’t Panic Records & Distro.
Czech label Happy Mutant is streaming a insanely listenable and heart-warming new record from Moscow based progressive post hardcore rockers POBEDA called ‘The Honesty Field’, yet another convincing document for consideration as one of the most interesting records in the genre this year. Great job, guys!
Instrumental math rockers SPHAERAS have shared their adventurous live performance for Audiotree. First mentioned in our interviews with TWO SEAS and FORESTS, the quartet not only combines the power of instrumental math rock music and post rock’s delicacy, but has a vision that makes their offerings feel indispensable, well connected to each other, and venturesome. Listen and watch below.
Sphaeras is an instrumental math rock band from the small island nation of Singapore. Despite their geographic isolation, the young quartet has collaborated with many like-minded bands across the world. 2016’s Sun Seeker is one of these projects: a full collaborative experiment with Brazilian math-rock outfit Odradek. The release incorporates Odradek’s jazzy guitar work with Sphaeras’ intensity to craft a potent release full of gorgeous tonality, dramatic crescendos and ever-changing time signatures.
Alt rock/metal icons A PERFECT CIRCLE have premiered a new song called “Disillusioned”, the second piece of new music from their forthcoming BMG debut. Listen below and get the previous single “The Doomed” HERE. A limited edition, 10-inch single for “The Doomed/Disillusioned” arrives on March 9th.
In other news, the band was booked for this year’s Coachella Festival. GO HERE to see the amazing line-up in its full glory.
Venice dirty, thrashy hardcore punks SLANDER are streaming their new split with DISCOMFORT, known from their amazing split with FLASE LIGHT last year‘.
Sydney based spooky, psych, experimental post hardcore band BURLAP are streaming their new record ‘Burnout King‘ on Black Wire Records, an odd and wonderful trip that’s literally brilliant, despite the fact you might want to lie down and ask yourself what you’ve just heard after listening.
Florida’s one man post hardcore punk act THE 57’s are streaming a new ssingle called “Home”, off their new EP “Vulnerable”. The track floats between a number of influences and arrangements, and promises a quality debut. Listen below and see for yourself.
Atmospheric post punk act CHILLER are streaming 2 new tracks from their forthcoming debut LP, to be released on Dirt Cult Records (love this label!), and Rockstar Records. Listen below!
Dark and melodic punk at its best I guess only Canadians can excel in. Eric and Ilisha of Feral Trash have teamed up with Erin (Black Tower) and Tim (Mother’s Children) and they are finally back with another great record. Superb and catchy songwriting mixed with powerful downstroke guitars and male/female vocals that’ll give you goosebumps. An overall awesome record brought to you via Rockstar Records and Dirt Cult Records. Check it out if you like Feral Trash, Sedatives, Fear of Lipstick, music in general.
Atmospheric post rock / post metal act A LIGHT WITHIN is set to release “Epilogue”, the final conceptual installment in a three-part series containing transcribed diary entries written from the perspective of a reflective mind. Throughout the pages be prepared to hit an emotional remembrance of life experiences, love scenarios, and a metaphorical loss of it all. Check out the opener track called “Page #9 (Shells)” below.
Good Fight Music is streaming Teeth, the newest EP from VILE ONES, a mathy, chaotic, melodic metalcore / post hardcore band featuring current OH SLEEPER vocalist Micah Kinard and ex-SCARLET members Randy Vanderbilt and Andreas Magnusson.
A VULTURE WAKE, a new band featuring Chad Price (ALL/Drag The River), Joe Raposo (RKL/Lagwagon), Sean Sellers (Good Riddance/Real McKenzies) and Brandon D. Landelius (The Mag Seven), is streaming three new tracks from their new record ‘The Appropriate Level of Outrage’, to be released on january 31st via Bird Attack Records.
The band formed in early 2016 when Brandon sent several instrumental demos to Chad and asked if he would be interested in starting a new band with himself and Sean. Chad started working on melodies & lyrics almost immediately.
Their music is best described as honest, energetic, passionate, and at times technical punk rock with the songs always maintaining a strong sense of melody.
Indonesian youth crew hardcore band CHILDREN SCHOOL (New Stone Records) are streaming a new track called “The Crew”, coming from their upcoming album entitled “Till Death”.
Bridge Nine Records has launched The First Nine Years compilation that chronicles the modest beginning of the Bridge Nine record label. Launched in 1995 in a college dormitory as a way for its 19 year old founder, Chris Wrenn, to stay connected to his hometown hardcore music scene, the Bridge Nine label is now in its third decade of releasing 7 inch singles and albums for his favorite bands. Listen below and GO HERE to get more details.
Milano based youth crew old school hardcore pack SET ME FREE (members of Product, No More Fear, The Miracle and Fumbles In Life) are teasing their new EP “Imprisoned”. They’ve been around since 2009 and it’s been about 5 years since their last release. Watch the teaser below and stay tuned for more very soon!
Washington D.C.’s straight Edge hardcore pack LINE OF SIGHT are streaming their absolutely captivating EP Dissent on Youngblood Records! The record delivers some of the genre’s most passionate factors and will surely charge your batteries for the whole week. Listen below.
Pacific Northwest melodic hardcore band VESSELS are streaming new song & video called ‘Underneath’, coming from their new record ‘Bathed In Sun‘, out February 9th on Innerstrength Records. Listen below and catch them at their upcoming west coast tour with IDIOTEQ-featured MODERN COLOR and SET SIGHTS. GO HERE to see more details.
Feminist punk rockers DREAM NAILS are streaming a new single called Facism Is Coming, coming from their new 2-track EP in support of Abortion Support Network (ASN), an all-volunteer organisation providing accommodation and financial assistance to women forced to travel from Ireland to have a safe and legal abortion.
Philly’s noisy psych punk act THROBBING CHAKRA are streaming their newest EP called TXC. It was released in mid-2017, so it shouldn’t be a part of this quick news roundup, but good intriguing music makes news anytime, unless you discovered it earlier, right? With its experimental twists and noisy, almost unbearable psych licks, TXC is a absorbing offering and is certainly deserving of praise for attempting to do something new, while praising good old inlfuencers like BUTTHOLE SURFERS, and resulting in a fine, dangerous treat that, on the other hand, feels like it was still on its way to form a more unified whole. Listen below and expect more from these weirdos soon!
New Orleans punk rock power trio HiGH recently filmed a session for Chicago’s Live From The Rock Room. Check out the band performing “All Day” below. The band’s latest, “Evil Gene” is out everywhere now on 12” LP and digital. Order the 12” LP at Wiretap Records’ store.
I Love Mosh zine & blog has posted the 10th instalment of their Heavyweight Compilation featuring 33 metalcore, beatdown, and heavy hardcore/metal hybrids from Southern America. Listen below and get a free download HERE.
Japanese emo math rockers ARIGARNON FRIENDS are streaming an excellent new EP on Old Press Records called “Boy to Man”. The record certainly doesn’t sound like a shy debut, it’s more like a solid injection of instinctive musicality, deliver by fine, mature players with a strong sense of fundamental musical language and compositional semantics. Wow, this sounds really great!
This Japanese math rock/midwest emo/sparkle punk ep was originally released in November 2016 with little fanfare. Featuring members of Pens+ and Fulusu, the EP features four fast and catchy tracks that are are technical for any math rock snob to happy with, fast enough for punk purists, and poppy enough for everyone to sing along with (but only if they know Japanese).
Powerviolence dads SPAZZ have released a new live album called Live At Kzsu 1999. You can get it via Rescued from Life Records.
Belgian cinematic, neoclassical post rockers WE STOOD LIKE KINGS are streaming the second live video from their recent debut live session recorded in September 2017 in Habay-la-Neuve, Belgium. Watch below, see our recent premiere HERE, and check out their upcoming live dates HERE.
Brighton, UK punk rock powerhouse HARKER have unveiled the music video for latest single ‘Plague Your Heart’ released today in anticipation of their forthcoming debut album and sold-out release show. Taken from their upcoming debut album ‘No Discordance’, the video is filmed and directed by the band’s bassist, Phoebe Saunders and features some fuzzy yet action-packed 90s-style home video.
THE CASKET LOTTERY Announce Deluxe ReIssues of First Three LPs; ut April 21, 2018 via Run For Cover Records; March 2018 Tour Dates Announced. This spring the band will be playing shows to help celebrate the rerelease of their first three LPs Choose Bronze (1999), Moving Mountains (2000), and Survival Is For Cowards (2002) on Boston label Run For Cover Records. The now-classic, long out-of-print albums are being repressed in limited quantities and will be available individually and in a box set available on Record Store Day 2018. Limited pre-sale is now available from Run For Cover. Tickets for the upcoming shows will be on-sale this Friday, January 12th at 10am local time (all tour dates HERE).
Twenty years into its existence, The Casket Lottery is still evolving at its own pace. Over the course of four full length records, four EPs and countless other 7″ singles, the Kansas City band has flirted with fidgety math rock, atmospheric explorations and anthemic singalongs, all while showcasing a masterful ability to balance world-weary heavy hearts with bombastic choruses that explode into stadium-sized fireworks displays. While the band has taken a few hiatuses over the past decade (with members contributing to other projects like Coalesce, Appleseed Cast, Able Baker Fox, Jackie Carol and singer Nathan Ellis’ solo work), every return to action finds The Casket Lottery recharged and refocused, eagerly annexing new musical territories while still retaining that ragged, restless fire that sparked the band two decades prior.
Romanian hardcore band KILLER VICTIM (est. 2013) will release their debut album “Terror State” this March and they are now streaming a new track called “Cetățean Model”. Having played shows with bands like Negative Approach, Downfall of Gaia, Comeback Kid, Implore, The Arson Project, these guys are ready to take things to the next level with the release of the record filled by the atmospheric metal/hardcore hooks, and gritty, dirty, politically-charged brand of hardcore the band is known for.
Dutch hardcore / metalcore veterans BORN FROM PAIN are streaming a new song and music video for “Rebirth,” the first single from their new album, due out later this year through BDHW Records.
Indonesian melodic death metal / metalcore band NUCLEAR FORCE have dropped a new single “Memoar”, a forerunner of a one of the most interestings metalcore offerings from Indonesia this year.
Quoting from history dangerous sheep scheme, the victims of the dark history is inherited generation to generation become generation full of vengeful, exactly 30/09/65 the massacre and genocide occured, but until now this country still silent and success to make a paranoia to other people, “Memoar” is the voice that represents all of it
MOBILITIES, 4-piece rock group based in Portland, OR, are preparing for the release of their debut album on February 23rd 2018, Time Hasn’t Swallowed Us Yet. Two very prommising singles “Built from the Ground” and “Hypnotized” have been already premiered online. Both jams tease a well-though colelction of crafted songs, spanning the gritty rock and 90s post hardcore spectrum from fuzzy rock to experimental indie. Listen below.
Mobilities is a band that aims for their namesake: an ever-changing flow of ideas, creating sound waves that move the body and mind. The goal is, and always has been, to showcase a variety of original music. Mobilities is a four-piece experimental rock band that draws from a range of genres including alternative rock, punk, and hip-hop. They have been adding their sound to the Portland music scene since March 2016, and in June 2017 completed a tour of northern California. To date, they’ve released a three track Self Titled EP, and a full-length album, Time Hasn’t Swallowed Us Yet, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Adam Pike at Toadhouse Studios. Mobilities is Eric McCauley on lead vocals and guitar, Brett Sparrey on bass and vocals, Derick Thomas on drums, and Adam Durkee on keys and guitar.
Austin, TX’s melodic punk rockers BREAKLIGHTS are streaming a new video for “Runaways”. The song appears on the band’s upcoming limited 12″ vinyl/digital EP, ‘Don’t Try So Hard,’ out January 19th on Wiretap Records.
Alternative Tentacles have reissued their highly popular tee design NAZI TRUMPS FUCK OFF. GO HERE to grab yours.
Two of our most popular T-shirt designs have come back in stock and in even more sizes and styles. Both the “NAZI TRUMPS” and the classic Winston Smith designed “BAT LOGO” are now available in both UNISEX and LADIES FITTED styles! Get yours now!
Brooklyn bluesy alt rockers CODE 509 have dropped a new single called ‘Not After You’, which prvoes the band to be capable of quality flights of rhythmic trickery, and a strong sense of musical language. Keep it up guys and don’t forget to drop us a line once you unveil a full record.
Imagine if Green Day and The White Stripes had a baby, but that baby was overall a disappointment despite trying to follow in its parents footsteps. Well imagine no more! Code 509 blends pop-punk and blues rock styles to provide at least 51% of what you’re looking for in a modern rock band. We’ll have you clapping your hands, stomping your feet, and doing our damnedest to make any ex-girlfriends in the crowd feel like they missed out. Come see the band a mom once called “very groovy!”
Dutch hard rockin’ punk rockers THIS IS MY HAPPY FACE are streaming their new single and music video called “Caffeine Dreams”, coming off their new EP, to be self-released on March 31st.
Melodic punk rockers THE DISTILLERS are teasing their comeback. The band staretd in 1998, broke up in 2006, and now are obviously up for a reunion. See the teaser HERE and catch them live at this year’s Shaky Knees Music Festival in Atlanta.
Dine Alone Records have shared 3 recap videos documenting last December’s sold out run of 4 ALEXISONFIRE shows. GO HERE to see all 4 clips.
Manic Kat Records outfit SERIOUS MATTERS have released their new reord “Through it All”. The Jersey outfit bring a post-hardcore infused alternative sound to their sophomore record, hitting the ground running with a delivery unequivocally shaped by the New Jersey scene.
The enthusiastic quartet takes a gutsy turn in their sound with new EP “Through It All”. It brings a new level of maturity to the table that displays the inner depths of the band.
Each track is a raw collection of self-reflection. The EP is an audio memoir of the good, the bad and the ugly. It encapsulates the struggle of depression addiction and the journey past all the negativity life shovels on you.
Post punks SOFT KILL (Profound Lore Records) and MISERABLE will be co-headlining a full US tour this Spring and will be joined by Choir Boy (Dais) starting February 27th 2018. GO HERE to see the dates and be sure to listen to their astounding record “Choke”.
Portland Oregon’s Soft Kill, ripped through 2016 with their first release on Profound Lore Records “Choke”. Once more bringing their unique blend of gloom, laced with pop charm, they return in 2017 to a city near you with more guitar driven sad rock songs.
With deep roots in the Bay Area, Kristina Esfandiari (King Woman), writes and performs a brand of moving and evocative music as Miserable, they present a biting, relatable and candid portrait of the experiences that have shaped her life. Miserable is lush, dark and brimming with emotion, Esfandiari’s powerful voice and poignant compositions swell into shimmering soundscapes both haunting and wistful.
Choir Boy is the dreamy pop brainchild of Adam Klopp. A gem in Salt Lake City’s amazing music scene, Klopp is an absolute creative tour de force, Choir Boy not only released in 2016 one of that year’s best records “Passive with Desire”. but released one of the best albums of 2017 as well, Human Leather’s “Lazy Karaoke”. A true new voice, Choir Boy is not to be missed. (Dais Records)
Alt pop rockers SUPER AMERICAN are back at it again with their new single “Samantha’s Song” which is premiering right now at Alternative Press. The band shot a video entirely on Super 8 Kodak film which was directed by Brett Ballachino. The song serves at the first of two singles to fill the void until their debut LP later this year. FFO: Weezer, Superdrag, State Champs
NYHC legends LEEWAY are touring the States next month! GO HERE to see the details.
Revered rock project REGGIE AND THE FULL EFFECT will release their awaited 7th studio album “41” on February 23rd 2018 via Pure Noise Records. In advance of the upcoming release, they have debut a brand new song called “Karate School”.
Reggie and the Full Effect is the solo project of James Dewees, otherwise known as the keyboardist for influential pop-punk band The Get Up Kids. 2018 will mark the act’s 20th anniversary and the beginning of his moniker’s next chapter with the release of the 7th studio album ’41’. The upcoming record will be Dewees’ first release in 4 years, following 2013’s Pure Noise Record debut ‘No Country For Old Musicians’.
Metal/hardcore quartet BAILER return with their new self-titled EP, due for release on 9th February 2018 via Distro-y Records. Following on from 2017’s PTSD and 2016’s Shaped By The Landscape, BAILER is an ambitious collection of tracks that showcase a band who have truly discovered their sound. In light of the announcement BAILER have released the video for their single ‘Long Gone’, which features Adam Carroll (formerly of Zoax). First premiered on the band’s Facebook page, check out the video below and GO HERE to see their live dates.
Hardcore-punk institution THE CASUALTIES return to their roots with the new, aptly-titled album ‘Chaos Sound’. ‘Chaos Sound’ brings fifteen blistering blasts of raw, DISCHARGE/EXPLOITED/GBH-inspired street punk that is these veteran’s calling card. Chainsaw guitars grind, ragged vocals scream, and gang vocals explode like bombs throughout the bands most impressive, and frantic, material to date. Tracks such as “Running Through the Night”, “Murder Us All”, “Brothers and Sisters” and the vicious title track underscore that THE CASUALTIES fury and flame burns hotter and brighter than ever before. Listen to the full record below.
Punk rock dads BAD RELIGION will celebrate the 30th anniversary of their iconic 1988 album Suffer at the Spanish festival Tsunami Xixón this summer.
Drummer Paul Antignani of NYC metalcore act SWORN ENEMY (2002-2008 era) has passed away. GO HERE to see the official word from the band.
Emo punk pioneers JAWBREAKER is playing more reunion shows. Visit BrooklynVegan for a bunch of details.
Melodic hardcore act STICK TO YOUR GUNS have recapped their 2017 Euro tour with a nice video diary below.
Post rock giants SIGUR ROS have contributed two new songs to the latest season of Netflix’s “Black Mirror.”.
Visit this spot to hear “Match” and “End”.
Yekaterinburg, Russia’s female fronted emo shoegazers SHOE SHINE SIX have released a new EP called ‘Sunday’, a dreamy 4-tracker with a wide range of facets and the ambition that has characterised many influentian works of the greats. Can’t wait to hear more from these guys.
The most recent installment of Justin Pearson’s “I Hung Around In Your Soundtrack” has been released online. In this series, Justin interviews a person from each Three One G release and covers relevant ground on the album and the artist. This one is with Jesse Keeler, who started Black Cat #13, which was Three One G’s thirteenth release. GO HERE to see the feature and check out our recent End Of The Year List by Three One G Records HERE. This interview with Justin and Becky DiGiglio should interest you too.
California emo trio OLD NOTES strive to please old followers and captivate new listeners with their highly-anticipated sophomore album, With A Heavy Heart, released via Old Press Records on Friday, February 16th, 2018. With the combination of highly evocative lyrics and heavy instrumentation, the band have created a dynamic record that serves as the pinnacle of their talent, introspection, and exploration. Old Notes will release their sophomore album, With A Heavy Heart, through Old Press Records on Friday, February 16th, 2018.
A follow-up to their 2016 debut EP, With A Heavy Heart displays a natural progression and maturity. Old Notes explore their sonic boundaries and experiment with more subdued buildups to crashing climaxes, all the while evoking the same tension and release within the listener. The experiences and thoughts conjured throughout the record expose listeners to more pensive, darker perspectives, while taking them on the same journey of questioning and self-discovery. Much unlike their debut EP, Former Self, this new record tackles darker and heavier life struggles including suicide, loss, abusive relationships, and overall unease with life. “A vast divergence from the last record, With A Heavy Heart comes from a moment in time with no light at the end of the tunnel.” The lyrical myriad of emotion is reflected within the trancelike, incisive guitars and heavy-hitting percussions, as well as heartfelt clean vocals that often break into screams with palpable intensity. With the combination of highly evocative lyrics and heavy instrumentation, Old Notes have created a dynamic record that serves as the pinnacle of their talent, introspection, and exploration.
As San Diego-based crossover/thrash outfit PISSED REGARDLESS prepares for the Creator-Destructor Records release of their Feed The Birds 7″ in early February, Decibel Magazine has debuted the raging new single, “Lipstick On A Pig.”
With their premiere of the track, Decibel offers, “‘Lipstick On A Pig’ is a rousing, fast-paced track that will get the blood pumping…”
NYC female indie rocker Mossy Ross (aka NUCLEAR FAMILY FANTASY) is streaming her self-titled debut record. The organic offering comes with familiar themes of mental issues, isolation, despair and the toughness of modern society, and sounds nothing like a stylistic exercise, but rather like a compelling commentary It’s kind of a reawakening to be reckoned with, and sonically? The record ends up end up being enjoyed as these songs musst have been crafted with an honest, emotional grit. Well done, Mossy. Please come up with another one this year.
Nuclear Family Fantasy’s singer and songwriter, Mossy Ross, wrote her debut album over the course of the last year. After her boyfriend went missing in June 2016 (and remains missing) due to complications from mental illness and addiction, and one of her best friends died in December 2016 for the same reasons; Mossy found solace in the outlet that music provided. She sings and plays bass and drums on the album, which explores how trying to survive in a society that still expects the masses to believe in the attainability of the American Dream can sometimes have tragic consequences. Fifteen percent of the proceeds from all music, merch, and ticket sales supports MusiCares.org.
Polish death metal band DECAPITATED has been released and acquitted of all rape and kidnapping charges by a prosector in Washington. They were accused of gang-raping and kidnapping a fan. The charges were entirely fabricated. GO HERE to see the official word from the band.
Valdosta, Georgia-based, IDIOTEQ-featured rambunctious punk/hardcore outfit DYING WHALE hits the Southeast on a short three-day tour this week. Beginning tonight, January 9th, in Columbus, Georgia, the band will then hit Statesboro, Georgia tomorrow, and will close the run with a show in Charleston, South Carolina this Thursday, January 11th. This will be the second live run featuring DYING WHALE with a stripped-down two-piece lineup, and will see them joined by Post Nothing and Crushed!? on all three shows. See the details HERE.
St.Petersburg’s punk band THE RIOT GANG have releaseda new album “Ice Age” through Marty McFly Records in Russia and Europe. Album also will be released in US via Asteroid M Records in March. The record is mixed and mastered by Luke McNeill (The Copyrights). Chris Cresswell (The Flatliners), Zack Gontard (Dear Landlord) and Yotam Ben Horin (Useless ID) are featured as guest vocalist and the whole thing is infinitely catchy, as usual. Listen below.
Max Volume Silence videographer has posted 2 cool live videos of DAUGHTERS and CODE ORANGE performing live at Terminal 5, Dec. 29th, 2017, during of the final THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN shows. GO HERE and HERE to watch.
German thrashy crossover hardcore punks BRONSON A.D. (Bastardized Recordings) have premiered a new video for their song “Horrortrip”, taken from their upcoming album “Warpath“, out on 2nd February 2018.
After two ep’s and some compilations, it’s time for BRONSON A.D., to put their aggressive mix of thrashmetal and hardcore on a full-length album. Their sound, mainly influenced by 90’s thrashmetal and NYHC, keeps headbangers as well as mosh-kids moving the pit. They produced and recorded their album WARPATH in the DESERT INN STUDIO, where bands like MILKING THE GOATMACHINE and LAY DOWN ROTTEN also produce their records. WARPATH isn’t only the name of the record, it’s the concept. BRONSON A.D. are pointing out everything what makes their blood boil. Nazis, enforcement of the society, abuse and the public guilt on the misery of others, are just a few topics for them to go on the warpath. The artwork was done by ROUGH SHOT PRODUCTIONS, who have already worked with bands like HESSAJA, BLOODSPOT, PLAQUEBOURNE and others. Ten tracks, you have to get in February 2018, when WARPATH will be released. For fans of MERAUDER, CRO-MAGS, RYKER’S, NAILBOMB
Hasiok Records is streaming a huge new record from crusty sludge metal/hardcore hybrid HUMANITY IS A CURSE called ‘Raging For A Lighthouse’, a set of dark, vigorous and atmospheric tracks that will surely get you crushed. The uncompromissing record is a co-release by Shove Records, and Counteract Records, and it’s really worth a check.
On the first installment of Alt Press’ Cautionary Tales And Lessons Learned, THURSDAY frontman Geoff Rickly discusses the ups and way-way-downs of traversing the DIY-punk world, into the land of major labels and back again. During the hour-plus chat, Rickly addresses his band’s relationship with Victory Records, Thursday’s rise upward to the major-label system and their return to the Indies and recalls how his relationship with My Chemical Romance changed when they decided to sign with a major label.
Portland punk rockers MEAN JEANS have prepared 23 jingles for varying products and services ranging from Taco Bell, Corrs and Best Western to Skoal and Capri Sun for their upcoming full-length. The record is titled the Jingles Collection and it is due out on February 16, 2018 via Fat Wreck Chords. GO HERE to get more details.
CRO-MAGS legend Harley Flanagan has announced his first set of shows in 2018. GO HERE to check out the details.
Heavy Metal veterans IRON MAIDEN are expanding their beer offer with a new session golden ale, called Light Brigade, due to arrive in stores and on tap next month. Light Brigade is being bottled in partnership with Robinsons Brewery.
Annapolis, MD’s reggae punk rockers BUMPIN UGLIES have signed with newly launched Chicago-based indie label Space Duck Records, and will release their new LP ‘Beast From The East’ on April 6th. Pre-orders for the band’s fourth LP, the follow up to 2016’s ‘Keep It Together,’ will launch on March 16.
“…a very good album and the laid back reggae/ska grooves on here will certainly help eke out the last remaining sun rays and brighten up the start of autumn.”- The Punk Archive
Texan punks THE COPS premiere new single ‘Hot Pursuit’; Confirm details for Record Release Party next month; Stream and share new single ‘Hot Pursuit’ by The COPS at this location.
Formed in the Fall of 2016 by members of bands from Houston’s thriving punk rock scene, straight off the night stick it’s worth observing that not only do The COPS dress like police officers when performing live, they actually sing about the system. As tracks like ‘Homicide’ channel the speed freak punk guitar play of The Briefs and Electric Frankenstein, ‘Life On The Beat’ proves itself to be a mean, municipal anthem in-waiting, that sits perversely amidst a throng of Minor Threat, Hot Snakes and Pissed Jeans-loving reprobates.
Melodic punk’n’rollers THE DODGES are streaming their new EP ‘Roll With’. Listen below, grab a copy via La Escalera Records, and catch them live on their tour in January.
London indie trio HAPPY ACCIDENTS are pleased to present the video for their latest track ‘Text Me When You’re Home’, which is out now via all good digital retailers. The band are also pleased to announce a run of March/April 2018 UK headline tour dates beginning on 28th February in Bristol, with support coming from Leeds indie punks Milk Crimes and Leicester trashpop band Kermes on select shows.
Slovenian independent label Moonlee Records recently co-released ‘Sunčani ljudi’ (Sunny People), the 3rd album by the Croatian amazons, psych dreamy experimental post rockers ŽEN, who in recent years have performed at many major European festivals (Europavox, Colours of Ostrava, Tallinn Music Week, INmusic, MENT Ljubljana, Welcome to the Village) and clubs. The record comes as a manifest of their passion for meticulously intertwined genre tropes – from hypnotic repetitions of post rock to atmospheric guitar layering in the vein of shoegaze, all characterized by a genuine openness to experimentation and infused with a heartfelt vocal delivery typical of 90s alt rock. According to many prominent music media outlets, this all-girl audio-visual collective is one of the most salient guitar bands of the Balkan region. Listen below and catch them on their European tour HERE.
“Onstage, the band played with a subtlety that tempered the high expectations, drawing me in with songs that had a beautiful ebb and flow, with layers of noise and melody, precision playing, and unexpected chord changes and progressions.” (Kevin Cole, KEXP)
“This is a perfect modern pop post-rock, math-rock, prog-indie, synthwave – very well thought out and hypnotic to watch and listen to… Žen are a beautiful misty treasure and a real find!”
(John Robb, Louder Than War)
– “…powerful post-rock release” (The Needle Drop)
– “Žen […] were not just the best things we saw at Tallinn Music Week, they are two of the most enticing acts we’ve come across this year.” (The Line of Best Fit)
Horror-obsessed, underground cult ILSA weaves together tales of depravity and devil worship on their Relapse debut Corpse Fortress. Recorded by Kevin Bernsten (Full Of Hell, Code Orange, Magrudergrind, Integrity) in Baltimore, Maryland at Developing Nations, Corpse Fortress delivers nine tracks forged in filth with dense layers of emotionally draining sludge, murky, primordial doom, and feedback-laden, crusty death metal. Corpse Fortress is easily the rawest, most abhorrent, and nasty album in ILSA’s decade-long career and the perfect soundtrack for the initiated miscreants of this rapidly dying orb. Stream ILSA’s new track “Hikikomori” below.
Brooklyn band NETHERLANDS reveals details of its upcoming, fourth release: new EP Hope Porn, out February 9th on Records and Tapes Records. Stream new track “Negative Likes,” from Hope Porn, HERE.
Led by prolific musician Timo Ellis, whose decades in the New York scene have featured collaborations with Yoko Ono, Cibo Matto, and many more, Netherlands is a singular force. New EP Hope Porn cements the style that has been in the works since the band’s 2011 debut: euphoric choruses and brain-rattling psychedelic freakouts soar above a violently grooving rhythm section.
Transcending Obscurity Records is proud to welcome the ambitious death metal band of Ralf Hauber (Revel In Flesh) and Jonny Pettersson (Wombbath, Henry Kane, Ursinne) called HEADS FOR THE DEAD to its family. Expect crushing old school death metal inspired by horror movies and having a great sound and atmosphere to boot. They join the roster having death metal bands such as Paganizer, Down Among The Dead Men, Ursinne, Feral, De Profundis, Echelon, Rogga Johansson, Come Back From The Dead and many more. The debut full length ‘Serpents Curse’ will soon be scheduled for release this year on multiple formats. The title track will be revealed via the 2018 label sampler next week.
At just eighty-two seconds in length and loads of punk rock shenanigans, WE WERE SHARKS have released the raucous new video ‘Ashley,’ from their upcoming album Lost Touch. The album will be available February 23 through Victory Records, just as the Canadian six piece will wrap up their second tour behind the new record.
WE WERE SHARKS closed out 2017 touring with A Wilhelm Scream and label mates Carousel Kings, and will continue supporting Lost Touch beginning February 2 with help from Belmont, Boys Of Fall and Sink The Ship. “We’re excited to be back in the USA playing with some awesome bands in great towns,” exclaims Frobel. “Make sure to come out to a show if we are reaching your area to get a sneak peek at new songs from Lost Touch.”
In support of their monstrous 2017-released Hostage Animal, ALL PIGS MUST DIE has announced a string of West Coast shows in support of the album. These shows follow the band’s East Coast record release mini-tour which closed out the year, and mark their anticipated return to the West Coast in five years. With Vancouver-based labelmates Baptists on the lineup as well, this will be a tour not to miss. Tickets go on sale Monday, January 8th at 10am in each respective market; see the full routing HERE.
Gritty punk rockers REUNIONS are streaming another track off their upcoming Aching Waits 12″ EP, out this Friday on La Escalera Records and Def Cow Records, and available for pre-order through La Escalera Distro. “Head North” is the opening track on the record, and features guest vocals from Stacey Dee of Bad Cop / Bad Cop. The record’s release show is this Saturday at The Knockout in San Francisco, with Pkew Pkew Pkew, Daydream, and The Newports.
Metal act CHIMAIRA made their return to the stage with most of their classic lineup for a special ‘Chimaira Christmas‘ reunion show at the Agora Theater in Cleveland, Ohio on December 30th. GO HERE to watch some videos.
Vocalist Mark Hunter, guitarist Rob Arnold, guitarist Matt DeVries, bassist Jim LaMarca and keyboardist/programmer, etc. Chris Spicuzza took to the stage together for roughly the first time in seven years. – PRP Magazine
KEXP Radio has posted live videos documenting the recent live session from KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD on October 11, 2017. GO HERE to see all the videos.
PROPHETS OF RAGE have performed an absolutely shiity show at US TV show Jimmy Kimmel. Watch a teaser below and GO HERE (please don’t) to watch them all.
This Friday, Dutch epic death/black metallers BLEEDING GODS will finally release their new concept album Dodekathlon via Nuclear Blast! At the end of December, the band already unveiled the first part of three track-by-track trailers, in which guitarist Ramon Ploeg sheds some light on the background stories and Greek myths behind the album songs. Today, the band presents part 2, covering the tracks ‘Inhuman Humiliation’, ‘Birds Of Hate’, ‘Saviour Of Crete’ and ‘Tyrannical Blood’. Watch the video below.
Croatian Prog-Rock Trio THEM MOOSE RUSH Pick Their Noise on New Album; Share Video for New Track ‘Radio Violence’; Don’t Pick Your Noise by Them Moose Rush is released worldwide on 9th March 2018 through TMR Records! Watch the new video below.
Hailing from the city of Bjelovar in Croatia, Them Moose Rush are a progressive rock band unlike any other. Working in a genre often fuelled by pomp and circumstance the Eastern European trio have always done things for themselves, and in doing so, done it all inimitably. From directing their own music videos to producing their own photographs, the band even has a penchant for hiding cyphers in songs via Morse codes on keyboards and palindrome/semordnilap messages. And away from the devil in the detail, they simply rock harder and faster than anyone else.
Combining vintage vibes which play dutifully with the blues and heavy rock, their approach to song writing and production bursts with innovation. Much like 2013’s To Future Miss Sunshine, their second full-length album Don’t Pick Your Noise pushes riff after chaotic riff in an attempt to challenge listeners’ perceptions of what a rock and roll trio is truly capable of.
Indie-rock project SPEAK LOW IF YOU SPEAK LOVE debut a brand new single “Safety Net”. The track is featured on the band’s forthcoming, sophomore album “Nearsighted” with Pure Noise Records on January 19th.
SPEAK LOW IF YOU SPEAK LOVE (Pure Noise Records) is the solo project from multi-instrumentalist musician Ryan Scott Graham, who also plays bass and provides backing vocals in the popular pop-punk band State Champs.
“Nearsighted” will be the second, full-length album from Speak Low If You Speak Love, following Graham’s debut record “Everything But What You Need”, which was released in 2015 by Pure Noise Records. The forthcoming album transcends beyond his early acoustic work, as he explores expanded sounds and instrumentation with a refined sense of depth and maturity.
Brian Fallon has shared a lyric video for his latest single ‘If Your Prayers Don’t Get to Heaven. His upcoming second album, ‘Sleepwalkers’, will be released on feb 9th 2018 via Virgin EMI Records (US) and Island Records (UK). Listen below and see his tour dates HERE.
Emotive punk rockers TELETHON are streaming their live performace of “Succinct, The Optimist” recorded for Live From The Rock Room session. The new record ‘The Grand Spontanean: A Tale Told In Five Acts’ is now available for free/name your price below.
Thrashy metalheads MACHINE HEAD aren’t happy abou the review of their new record that popped up via Decibel Magazine. The band didn’t hesitate to tell the reviewer “fuck you”. See the details and follow the drama via the comments HERE.
New Jersey’s TOY CARS have just released their new song “Iron Me Out,” premiering on Washed Up Emo. The band have also released the music video for their new song “Erie” via GoldFlakePaint. Toy Car’s debut full length Paint Brain is set to be released on January 12th. Pre-orders are available now. The band has also recently released the music video for their single “Cold” via The Alternative. The Alternative says, “‘Cold’ explodes with emotional brevity and bright guitars, reeling in the sound of reflective nights with a song that wants to be the cold.”
Toy Cars is an indie rock band from Asbury Park, NJ whose music is a dynamic and unique blend of Americana and Emo, coupled with introspective lyrics. Formed in 2014, originally intended to be a side project for vocalist/guitarist Matt Debenedetti. The band self recorded and released small batches of music with a rotating cast of members. In 2016 a more permanent lineup formed, consisting of Mike Linardi on drums, Matt Caponegro on guitar and Chris Beninato on bass. They went on to release 2016’s Sleeping Patterns through Massachusetts independent label Counter Intuitive Records, which prompted frequent touring of the eastern U.S. Their debut full length record Paint Brain is expected on January 12th, 2018, which will be self released and funded by the band. Paint Brain is an album inspired by the ever present struggle of finding joy in the lulls of life. It’s an introspective, journal-like record that examines patience, personal growth, and finding happiness within your community.
There are tons of geart records we covered last year on IDIOTEQ and they are surely thousands of undiscovered pearls that we have sadly missed. Berlin’s dark noise pop / alt rock act HOPE and their October debut LP on Haldern Pop Recordings was certainly one of them. HOPE deliver an intense, very atmopsheric amalgam of bleakness and artsy songwriting that results in a one hell of an adventure. Listen a teaser track below and be sure to catch them live on tour later this month and later this year. GO HERE to see the dates.
„A new, angrier Zeitgeist“ – Louder Than War
„The invention of a new German way to sing in English“ – Zeit Online
„This is a band fighting itself into life“ – Spex
„An elaborate, accessible and relevant album that leaves you wondering about the opposing forces inside yourself.“ – Nothing but Hope and Passion
Hope are in the Black Phase. Everything around them is obscured. Every lyric and every spark of music, every photograph and every recording is drenched in black.
It’s not the black of Wave or Gothic bands, but the unpretentious black of Portishead or Talk Talk. A black arising from a wound and at the same time covering the wound, burying it. A scab.
A black letting you forget the Jazz, the academics, and the provinces that Hope has come from. In Germany, Jazz, academics and the provinces are very close, and Hope had to live through most painful experiences, play many unnoticed concerts, and remain unloved to find the love for themselves and their music.
Only this explains the dark stringency and consequence of their self-titled debut album (produced by Olaf Opal), featuring monolithic songs like CELL, KINGDOM and RAW. Songs, sounding rather like dystopic infinity than a light-hearted debut album. Songs, compressed to one word, as if the listener should not waste any time with reading, but start listening. Listen and dive into the endless Hope wave of sound, vehemence and black.
And yes, during all of this, the iconic singer Christine Börsch-Supan is naked. We can only guess her contours – it is too dark.
Take This To Heart Records is beyond stoked to announce that they get to team up with the lovely Triple Crown Records (Sorority Noise, Foxing) to bring you a brand new split 12″ between two Ohio natives in McCafferty and HEART ATTACK MAN. To kick off this announcement our friends at Alternative Press are streaming McCafferty’s song “Finally” which leans towards a more alternative rock vibe. Listen below and GO HERE too see their live dates.
Ohio’s McCafferty began as most good earworms should: melodies looped into and blended with pop-rock backbeats, a knack for urgent relatability, and a dedication to capturing a universal feeling. McCafferty edges on the quirky emo/rock of The Weakerthans or Rozwell Kid. We released their last album “Thanks. Sorry. Sure” on June 30th.
Also from Ohio, Heart Attack Man originally started as a solo recording project for singer/guitarist Eric Egan in 2013. Driven by an engrained appreciation for addictive melodies and hard hitting alternative rock, the project quickly evolved into a full band. Shortly after the EP Acid Rain was released the band hit the road playing throughout the US and Canada. Ready to record more the band headed to Philadelphia and began recording Ian Farmer from Modern Baseball at Headroom Studios. The result is band’s debut full length The Manson Family, which is available through Triple Crown Records.
Jeff Rosenstock Releases Surprise New Album POST- on New Year’s Day for FREE Download/Donation.
Good luck telling Jeff Rosenstock to do anything the right way. The New York musician has always been content to follow his own path, from offering everything he’s ever recorded for pay-what-you-want download via his own Quote Unquote Records (beating Radiohead to the idea by several years) to telling the audience at Pitchfork Music Festival how much he was paid ($7500, if you’re curious) to surprise releasing his brand new album POST- yesterday (on New Year’s Day!) for free download/donation on Bandcamp via Quote Unquote Records. Oh, and if a new album isn’t enough for you, Jeff’s also excited to announce his new label home – Polyvinyl Records – who is giving POST- a digital release today and a physical release on CD and vinyl on March 23, 2018.
Upcoming tour dates, album art, tracklisting and a full bio on Jeff and the record can be found below, and if you have any questions, he’ll be doing a Reddit AMA this Friday, January 5th at 3pm EST. Get ready for more exciting announcements in the coming days – 2018 looks to be a big year for Jeff. On POST- he channels the darkness from the days after the 2017 Presidential Inauguration into a new album that’s so big and bright it plays like the rallying cry we all need to usher in 2018 after the garbage year that was.
Minsk, Belarus based alt post metal prog rockers WEESP have shared a new single and music video called “Illumination“. This is the first music video and first release by the band since 2015, and it kicks ass so you don’t want to miss the ship under black sails! The band stated that new album will have different, surprising and powerful sound that will contain the old vibes but at the same time some unexpected add-ons in terms of instruments and vocals. And ‘illumination’, being the first track from the album, totally proves these words. Bursting with new inspiration and direction, “Illumination” is the triumphant sound of a band that’s ready to unroll their craft to the masses.
Pop punk rockers SEAWAY have today released a video for ‘London’, taken from their excellent new album ‘Vacation’ which was released via Pure Noise Records.
Formed in 2011, SEAWAY is Ryan Locke (vocals), Patrick Carleton (guitar, vocals), Ken Taylor (drums), Adam Shoji (bass), and Andrew Eichinger (guitar). The band has become known for their highly infectious brand of pop punk – one that strikes the perfect balance between the two styles and recalls a time when the genre centred on having fun.
SEAWAY released their debut album “Hoser” in 2013. The following year, the five Canucks signed to Pure Noise Records to release their follow up EP, “All In My Head”. Their sophomore full length “Colour Blind” was released in 2015 via Pure Noise Records following an entire summer on the Vans Warped Tour.
Melodic-hardcore band WITHERED BONES have dropped their new music video for “Rotten Thoughts.” The song is taken from the band’s new studio album, In Search Of Self-Evidence, which was released on Blood & Ink Records in December. The band has also announced their first run of tour dates in 2018. They will be joined by fellow Arizona natives ARM’S REACH. You can check out a full list of dates and locations HERE. WITHERED BONES released their latest studio album, In Search Of Self-Evidence, in December on Blood & Ink Records. (Copies are available for purchase in the label’s webstore.) The band has also been gaining traction on Spotify with their song “A Vice’s Grip,” which has garnered just under 15,000 streams and put the band at over 10,000 current monthly listeners.
Massachusetts indie artist Kal Marks are sharing their latest single “Today I Walked Down To The Tree, Read A Book, And When I Was Done, I Went Back Inside,” the gorgeous finale to their upcoming album Universal Care. FLOOD Magazine premiered the song, shared, “Despite vocalist Carl Shane’s frequent lapse into Black-Franciscan snarls throughout Care, “Today I Walked…” proves an apt handle for the climax to this profoundly bored apocalypse: When the music lilts, swells, then pummels, Shane remains unflapped, delivering each line with a matter-of-fact recitation. It’s heavy, bleak, and oddly cathartic.
Universal Care is about asking questions and seeking answers during a tumultuous time for the band and the world. The future of the band was unclear following their last album, and Universal Care is a response to those strange and uncertain times. Recorded in Boston’s Mad Oak Studios with Miranda Serra G and mastered by James Plotkin (Old Man Gloom, Windhand, Thou), it’s a heavy record that spans the spectrum of Kal Marks’ dynamic sound from hazy folk to blistering noise rock, a reflection of Carl Shane’s (guitar/vocals) spirit and emotions. The album is a reaction to the death of a close friend, but it’s also a reflection of the seriously dark times in our country. The band are baring their souls and taking chances, creating their most compelling album in the process.