Now less than two weeks from release is Flatspot Records’ crushing The Extermination Vol. 3 compilation, featuring brand new and exclusive tracks some of the current hardcore scene’s top acts. As the street date closes in, the label issues two more songs from the impending LP, with new jams from MANIPULATE and COUNTDOWN hitting the public this week through Clrvynt magazine and below.
Already streaming are TERROR’s “Other Worlds” and HIGHER POWER’s “World Gone Mad” HERE, TAKE OFFENSE’s “Enter The Center” and D.C. DISORDER’s “Naïve To A World” HERE, plus PIECE BY PIECE’s “Hating You” and FRIEND OR FOE’s “Invincible” HERE.
The Extermination Vol. 3 will see release through Flatspot Records on 12” vinyl LP and digital platforms, as well as a limited cassette run on November 11th, 2016. Alongside the exclusive lead premieres from the comp, preorders have gone live. Check out the options RIGHT HERE.
NYC-based MANIPULATE offers the track “Shadow Walker.” The band members, whom also hold current and/or former rank in the likes of Backtrack, Black Anvil, Terror, Kill Your Idols, The Promise, Dead Wrong, and more, here deliver their menacing, metallic grooves and no-holds-barred energy and intensity with a critical socio-political point-of-view only the naive would disregard. The output of MANIPULATE yields a pummeling soundscape of furious and precise metallic hardcore outbursts sonically equal to its scathing lyrical observations. Former Agnostic Front/Madball guitarist Matt Henderson supplies a searing solo to the track as well.
Following the successful release of their excellent demo, Boston/New York City-based COUNTDOWN broke up while on tour this Summer, and here lies the band’s final recording, “Average Man.” Fully embodying the DIY spirit, COUNTDOWN ‘s sound reflects the works of Cro-Mags, Bad Brains, and Outburst, while adding their own fresh twist on the timeless punk sound. Having captured the attention of the US hardcore scene before their demise, the band’s contribution to the track is a fitting swansong for the talented act.