Saturday, December 31, 2011

Hang The Bastard/Brotherhood Of The Lake- Split

Year: 2011
Quality: VBR
Tracklist:
1. Hang The Bastard- Offering
2. Hang The Bastard- Crossjoint
3. Brotherhood Of The Lake- It's Ment To Hurt
4. Brotherhood Of The Lake- Hope For Nothing
Link from Music Approved.

Omegas - Blasts Of Lunacy



Bandcamp
Year: 2011
Tracklist:
1. Modern Glory
2. Psycho Circles
3. Kill For Control
4. Disgusting Fun
5. Blasts Of Lunacy
6. You Ain't Nuthin'
7. Excessive Force
8. Peasant Dance
9. Absurd Visions
10. F.S.O.M.
11. Slam Skank
12. Sex Hero
get it HERE!
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link from icoulddietomorrow

Top Albums Of 2011: "Staff Picks"

Waiting on a few posters to send in their lists, but here is most of our picks for 2011.

Toxicbreed’s Picks:
1. Full Of Hell- Roots Of Earth Are Consuming My Home
2. Foundation- When The Smoke Clear
3. Wreck- Reap What You Sow
4. Pulling Teeth- Funerary
5. Code Orange Kids- Cycles
6. Weekend Nachos: Worthless
7. No Tolerance- No Remorse, No Tolerance
8. Heartless- Hell Is Other People
9. Deathrite- S/T
10. New Lows- Harvest of the Carcass

Honorable mentions:
Boston Strangler- Primitive
Power- Death Haunts
Harm's Way- Isolation
Young And In The Way- V. Eternal Depression
Losing Skin- Old Wounds

Thrownout's Picks:
1. Seraphim-The Light In The Distance
2. Pulling Teeth-Funerary
3. Deafheaven-Roads To Judah
4. Trap Them-Darker Handcraft
5. Intronaut-Valley Of Smoke
6. Former Thieves-The Language We Speak
7. Weekend Nachos-Worthless
8. Pianos Become The Teeth-The Lack Long After
9. Full Of Hell-Roots Of Earth Are Consuming My Home
10. Code Orange Kids-Cycles

Honorable Mentions
Craft-Void
Joyce Manor-Joyce Manor
Doomtree-No Kings
RedrumSyndrum’s picks:
1. Foundation– When The Smoke Clears
2. Twitching Tongues– Sleep Therapy
3. Mother of Mercy- Symptoms of Existence
4. War Hungry- Self Titled
5. Weekend Nachos- Worthless
6. Turnstile- Pressure To Succeed
7. Backtrack- Darker Half
8. All Pigs Must Die- God Is War
9. Pulling Teeth- Funerary
10. Deafheaven- Roads To Judah

Cobrah’s picks:
1. Iron Age – Saga Demos
2. Harms Way – Isolation
3. Title Fight – Shed
4. Naysayer – Laid To Rest
5. Born To Expire – Prisoner
6. War Hungry – Self-Titled
7. Mother of Mercy – Symptoms of Existence
8. Deafheaven – Roads To Judah
9. Take Offense – Tables Will Turn
10. Foundation – When The Smoke Clears

Chris’ picks:
1. Joyce Manor - S/T
2. La Dispute - Wildlife
3. Weekend Nachos - Worthless
4. Defeater - Empty Days And Sleepless Nights
5. Pianos Become The Teeth - The Lack Long After
6. Turnstile - Pressure To Succeed
7. Trapped Under Ice - Big Kiss Goodnight
8. Algernon Cadwallader - Parrot Flies
9. Title Fight - Shed
10. Turnover - S/T EP

xpartyonx’s picks:
1. Title Fight- Shed
2. Dead End Path- Blind Faith
3. New Lows- Harvest of the Carcass
4. Full of Hell- Roots Of Earth Are Consuming My Home
5. Pulling Teeth- Funerary
6. Foundation- When the Smoke Clears
7. Boston Strangler- Primitive
8. War Hungry- S/T
9. Trapped Under Ice- Big Kiss Goodnight
10. Disengage- Expressions

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Iron Cages- 2012 Demo

Year: 2012
Quality: 160kbps
Tracklist:
1. No End
2. Wolves
3. Desolation
4. Desperation
5. Euthanasia
Features members of Harm's Way and Expire. FFO: Tragedy, HHIG, Disfear, etc.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Creatures- Vesuvius

Year: 2011
Quality: 320kbps
Tracklist:
1. Broken Throne
2. Stepped On
3. Seperate
4. Crush The Tyrants
5. Let Me Burn
6. Clandestine Vengeance
7. Beneath Me
8. Soulless Possessor
9. Insubordinate
Sent in directly from the band.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

COLONY / CONVULSIONS EAST COAST TOUR 2011 / 2012


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Saturday, December 24, 2011

No Sir- Holy Land

Year: 2011
Quality: VBR
Tracklist:
1. An Introduction To The Holy Land
2. WRSHP
3. The Kingston Beat
4. Pharmacy City
5. Rat Boots
Features members of Sabertooth Zombie and All Teeth.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Focal Point- Suffering of the Masses

Year: 1996
Quality: 320kbps
Tracklist:
1. Inception
2. When I Die
3. Suffering Of The Masses
4. Broken Bonds
5. Homicide
6. Enraged
7. Neglected
8. No Return
9. Upright
10. Deception
11. Attainment

Top Albums Of 2011: Dylan Walker (Full Of Hell)

In no particular order:
1. Disma: Towards the Megalith
2. Pianos Become the Teeth: The Lack Long After
3. Pulling Teeth: Funerary
4. Wolves in the Throne Room: Celestial Lineage
5. Seraphim: A Light In the Distance
6. Masakari/Alpinist: Split LP
7. Circle Takes the Square: Rites of Initiation
8. Cold Cave: Cherish the Light Years
9. Bastard Noise: Skulldozer
10. Weekend Nachos: Worthless

On Bodies- 2-Song Promo

Year: 2011
Quality: 160kbps
Tracklist:
1. Just Can't Win
2. We Must
Features ex members of Terror, Culture, As Friends Rust and more.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Top 10 Albums of 2011: Joe Yanick (Masakari)





7"

1.) Hungry Lungs- S/T
2.) Smash Detox- S/T
3.) Dead in the Dirt- Fear
4.) Hoax- S/T
5.) Grin and Bear It- S/T
6.) Iron Chic/Pacer Split
7.) Brutal Supremecy
8.) Code Orange Kids- Cycles
9.) Hounds of Hate- No Redemption
10.) Abraxis/ Pale Creation Split

12" or 10"

1.) Ghost- Opus Eponymous
2.) Heartless- Hell Is Other People
3.) Midnight Satanic Royalty
4.) Alpinist/Masakari Split (ONLY ON THE LIST FOR THE ALPINIST SIDE!)
5.) Brain Killer- Every Actual State is Corrupt
6.) Protestant- Stalemate
7.) Scapegoat- S/T
8.) Oathbreaker- Maelstrom
9.) Weekend Nachos- Worthless
10.) Trap Them- Darker Handcraft

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Our Side- Live On WUML


Year: 2011
Quality: 320kbps
Tracklist:
(plays as one continuous track)
1. Last Warning (Agnostic Front Cover)
2. Back To Reality
3. Silenced
4. No Place
Tripple B Records newest addition playing a live set a WUML. Climbin' Aboard Records put this out on tape. Low skank to this.

Get It NOW!


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Hungry Lungs- S/T 7"



13 pounding hits and then the chaos ensues. Koerperjuenger is the perfect song to kick off a flawless 7". When Cory (Halo of Flies) released that he was co-releasing this 7" I was ecstatic because prior to this 7" all their releases have been European only, or at least as far as I can tell. What I had heard prior to this 7" impressed me but the 7" is something else. 3 tracks of brutal and raging german crust in the vein of His Hero Is Gone, Perth Express and Alpinist, this release will kick you in the ass, and leave you no time to recover. What I like best about the release is how dynamic the writing is. You can just tell each song was meticulously written, every transition, every riff, every finish perfected. This is the 7" that you will immediately spin the second the feedback of Philister fades. The first sitting with it I had it on repeat, about 10 plays before I felt satisfied. I don't know what is in the water in Germany, but I can't think of any other country that produces as many quality bands. What all German hardcore bands seem to have in common, and Hungry Lungs is no different, is outstanding drumming. The absolute intensity of the hits can be heard even through the recording. In honor of keeping it short, something this record does brilliantly, I will end it by saying that this is by far the best 7" to come out this year.

For fans of Alpinist, Perth Express, His Hero is Gone, Glasses and Gun Mob. Do Not Sleep On This Record.


Buy It Here
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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Top Albums Of 2011: Max Davis (Doubledealer)

Max Davis of Doubledealer was kind enough to send over his favorite albums of the year. Check out his list, and make sure to check out what you might have slept on.

1. Take Offense - Tables Will Turn
2. Harms Way - Isolation
3. Cold Cave - Cherish the Light Years
4. Full of Hell - The Roots of Earth are Consuming My Home
5. Pulling Teeth - Funerary
6. Childish Gambino - Camp
7. Mammoth Grinder/Hatred Surge Split
8. Twitching Tongues - Sleep Therapy
9. Absu - Abzu
10. Young and In the Way - I Am Not What I Am

Honorable Mentions:
Ford & Lopatin - Channel Pressure
Boris - Attention Please
Soul Swallower - Devoured
Wolves in the Throneroom - Celestial Lineage

Bitter Thoughts- Takers Demo

Year: 2011
Quality:
Tracklist:
1. Takers
2. Temporary

Suffer On Acid- 7"

Year: 2011
Quality: 160kbps
Tracklist:
1. Opening Thoughts
2. Slave
3. Drone
4. C.S.L.
5. Two Blocks Down
6. Purpose Unknown
7. Stagnant
8. Decay
9. Senseless
10. Lie, Get By
11. Passed Off
12. Occupy Ignorance

Overlooked- Someday Never Comes

Year: 2011
Quality: 192kbps
Tracklist:
1. Someday Never Comes
2. Collateral

Monday, December 19, 2011

Top Albums Of 2011: Dom Romeo (A389 Records/Pulling Teeth)

Dom Romeo was kind enough to send over his favorite releases of the year. Check it out.

1. TWIN STEPS Demo
2. SERAPHIM The Light In The Distance
3. INTEGRITY Detonate VVorld Plague
4. WITCH-LORD Atomized In The Black Solarian
5. RINGWORM Scars
6. LOW PLACES Spiritual Treatment
7. FULL OF HELL Roots Of Earth Are Consuming My Home
8. ANNE Dream Punx
9. ENFORCERS End Of Time
10. SEVEN SISTERS OF SLEEP/CHILDREN OF GOD Split 12”

HOMEWRECKER (A389) Announces New Release And US Tour

Ohio’s HOMEWRECKER has recently completed recording sessions for their upcoming 12″ titled ‘Worms & Dirt‘, scheduled to be released in early 2012 via A389 Recordings.

Recorded by Bill Korecky at the infamous MARS compound (Integrity, Ringworm, In Cold Blood), 'Worms & Dirt' delivers nine tracks of the band's darkest and most savage material to date.

The band has posted an unmastered track 'Chained Hanging Victim' (featuring guest vocals by Dylan Walker/Full Of Hell) as a preview of what to expect when 'Worms & Dirt' is released next year.


HOMEWRECKER will also embarking on a series of dates leading up to the A389 VIII Anniversary Bash, in Baltimore this January. Be sure to catch them in your town!!!

01/06 Ashtabula, OH @ West End Art Space
01/07 Indianapolis, IN @ Hoosier Dome
01/08 Memphis, TN @ House Show
01/09 Houston, TX @ Vinyl Junkie
01/10 San Antonio, TX @ The Warehouse
01/11 Corpus Christi, TX @ Venue TBA
01/12 Fort Worth, TX @ 1919 Hemphill
01/13 Conway, AZ @ The Soundstage
01/14 Nashville, TN @ Little Hamilton Collective 1318
01/15 Parkersburg, WV @ Community Building
01/16 Cleveland, OH @ Now That\'s Class *w/Weekend Nachos
01/17 Buffalo, NY @ The Funeral Home *w/Weekend Nachos
01/18 Haverhill, MA @ Anchors Up *w/Weekend Nachos
01/19 NYC, NY @ ABC No Rio *w/Weekend Nachos
01/20 Philadephia, PA @ The Little Bar *w/ Weekend Nachos
01/21 Baltimore, MD @ SONAR *A389 VIII ANNIVERSARY BASH
01/22 Pittsburgh, PA @ Roboto Project

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Top Albums Of 2011: Chris Williams (Champion/Dead Weight)

Chris Williams was kind enough to send over his favorite releases of the year. Check it out.
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1. Rotting Out - Street Prowl
I've always thought Rotting Out was a decent band, but not outstanding. That was until Walter moved to vocals. Dude's voice is great, and he writes awesome lyrics. "Iron Jawed Angel" is my favorite. Such a heavy personal song. I really appreciate when vocalists step outside their comfort zone and dig deep for lyrics. I wish I felt like more bands dug this deep and put something this real into their lyrics. Musically this record rips too. Definitely has a southern California sound. When it seems like everyone in the world is writing mosh music this band is writing skate music. Love it.

2. Vacant State - LP
This record is so close to the Rotting Out LP for best of the year. If this band was from Boston or L.A. instead of Vancouver B.C. they would be the biggest thing on earth right now. This LP has a Negative FX/Negative Approach vibe and rips from start to finish. Total skinhead hardcore. If you haven't heard this band yet, change that ASAP.

3. Trapped Under Ice - Big Kiss Goodnight
This band does hard and heavy yet melodic like few bands are capable of. "You and I" is my favorite, but everything on this record is solid.

4. Ill Intent - demos for the upcoming 7"
Like Rotting Out, Ill Intent was a decent band before changing singers. Jake moved from guitar to vocals and wow, this band is so brutal now. Their previous singer Matt, had a cool voice for his old band Stop at Nothing, but this band is a huge gnarly band and they need a huge gnarly singer. In steps Jake, who is also just romps all over the stage live. This band is destined for big things. Super hard working kids and fun.

5. Praise - 2 songs 7"
Andy is one of my best friends so I would have to like this band even if they were horrible, but damn, they are far from horrible! He told me that some of these songs were originally written for Champion, but unfortunately we broke up before we could use any of these gems. Champion's loss was Baltimore's gain. Musically these could be Champion songs, but Andy's voice gives a really cool different feel to them, and his lyrics are top notch; Definitely in the Rotting Out class of digging deep.

6. Wreck - Reap What You Sow 7"
This band has been playing around for a year or two now and they impressed me early on. These kids know how to play their instruments. This 7" has solidified them as kings of NWHC. Their shows are fun and rowdy and they are super tight live. The 7" at times reminds me of Undertow and has some BURN style riffage here and there. I'm really curious to see where these dudes take this band because I think they can do some cool things.

7. Outlook - s/t 7"
Adrianna is possibly the best front(wo)man in the NW. This band is Olympia at it's finest. Fast and pissed and socio-political. I don't even know what to compare them too.. at times i hear Antidote, at times DYS, at times Side by Side. Just good fast hardcore.

8. Seaweed - Service Deck/The Weight 7"
These aren't the best two Seaweed songs and they aren't the worst, but they are two NEW Seaweed songs! The packaging is really cool too. Especially with the green vinyl.

9. DNA - Demo
Best demo of 2011. Cam gave me this thing early this year when Cruel Hand was in town and i never listened to it. He gave me another copy the next time they came through and I finally checked it out. Wow, I'm glad I did! This demo is a rager and hasn't left my 5 disc changer since! I'm sure they were going for a Bad Brains vibe, which it definitely does sounds like, but I hear alot of the Accused in there.

10. Take Offense - Tables Will Turn
This might be the most hyped record of the year, but for good reason. It's a shredder. They do that crossover better than any band I've heard in years. And when they solo they aren't just string mashing, they are shredding. Only thing I don't really like is the singing parts, but even those are kind of cool.


*honorable mention: Title Fight - Shed: this was originally on my top 10, but I had to add the DNA demo. I'm really stoked on this record and really happy for what these kids are doing. They are genuinely some of the nicest kids I've met in my life and if they become huge international pop-stars they deserve every second of it. I still want to see Disengage sometime though!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Casa de Diversion: Covers Vol 1 (FULL LINEUP)

Here is the FULL lineup for our upcoming covers compilation (Click READ MORE below). Let us know what you think, and please share it around.

February 17th is the scheduled web date for the compilation itself, so keep an eye out.

Black Ice- Demo

Year: 2011
Quality: 320kbps
Tracklist:
1. Divergent Paths
2. Blood of my Life
3. Devil's Seed
4. Chains
5. Never Look Back
Demo will be released on Like Glue Records.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Top Albums Of 2011: Chris Moore (Magrudergrind/Coke Bust)

Chris Moore of Magrudergrind and Coke Bust was kind enough to send over his top 10 releases of 2011. Make sure to check out what you might have been sleeping on.
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1. Tenement - Napalm Dream
2. Criaturas - Arañas en el Crazon
3. Confines - Withdrawn
4. Zola Jesus - Conatus
5. Lemuria - Pebble
6. Ilsa - Tutti II Colori Del Buio
7. Bastard Noise - Skulldozer
8. Low Threat Profile - Product #2
9. Big Eyes - Hard Life
10. Hounds of Hate - No Redemption

Records for Muscular Dystrophy

Hey guys.  I know a lot of the readers on this blog frequent the B9 so you might already know about this... but I'm participating in a fundraiser to help raise money for the MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association).  The B9 thread has been going on for a week so my list is pretty well picked over.  There are still some cool records left though!  All the info can be found in the B9 thread here:
http://www.theb9.com/view-topic/851842

Please keep inquires limited to PMs on the B9, or if you don't have a B9 account email me at geoffario@gmail.com as I really don't check anything else that often.  Thanks in advance for any and all help!  Happy Holidays.

Hedorah- Detroit

Year: 2011
Quality: 320kbps
Tracklist:
1. The World To Save
2. Hivemind
3. Cop Crusher
4. A Shallow Grave For Rick Snyder
5. Epitaph

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Caught in a Crowd- You've Lost

Year: 2011
Quality: 160kbps
Tracklist:
1. Intro/Where I Stand
2. You've Lost
3. Caught in a Crowd
4. Self Rely
5. We Must Grow

Deathrite- Self Titled

Year: 2011
Quality: 320kbps
Tracklist:
1. Prophecy
2. Black Reign
3. Claws
4. Nails And Coffins
5. Sirens
6. Vultures / Wolves
7. Locust Swarm
8. Decline
My favorite album to come out of Europe in 2011.

Last Dayz- No Future 7"

Year: 2011
Quality: 320kbps
Tracklist:
1. Forced to Live
2. Fuck Off
3. Lights Out
4. Fire and Ice

Sunday, December 11, 2011

PULLING TEETH ANNOUNCES FINAL PERFORMANCE

Baltimore's PULLING TEETH have officially announced that their appearance at the upcoming A389 Anniversary Bash will be the band's final performance.

Formed in 2005, PULLING TEETH's prolific career saw several releases and collaborations, followed by countless shows throughout the world.

The band's statement on the matter was brief: 'As a band we have accomplished everything that we have set out to do. Life is short. It's time to move on and do other things.'

Other things may or may not include affiliated sideprojects such as Hatewaves, Kill Life, Old Lines, Invititational, Pala, Virgin Witch and a rumored member merge with Tupelo, Mississippi's Seraphim. There are also the record labels A389, Firestarter and Toxic Pop Records, which are all operated by PT members.

Last but not least, the Charm City Art Space. A D.I.Y. venue in Baltimore, MD founded and operated in part, by PT personnel.

Life does indeed go on.

PULLING TEETH's final performance will be on January 21, 2012 at The Sonar Compound (Baltimore, MD) as part of the A389 VIII Anniversary Bash.

Also performing will be:
Eyehategod, Integrity, Gehenna, Starkweather, Weekend Nachos, Seven Sisters of Sleep, Pick Your Side (Ex-Haymaker/Fuck The Facts), Junior Bruce (Ex-Bloodlet), Full Of Hell, Low Places, Young And In The Way, Homewrecker, Hatewaves, Triac & Eddie Brock.

Tickets and information can be found at:

REVIEW: Anne "Dream Punx" LP

Finally had a chance this week to sit down and really digest this album top to bottom. Its a rarity these days that you receive an album to review that has been under much exposure and prove it's self worthy.

Anne comes from the level-planed, cheaply rented city of Portland (home of the other White meat). There is no doubt in my mind that the gentlemen that consist of this outfit know their roots in this particular niche of music. "Dreamy" is the name of the game and they have delivered a firm hand. Ambient in all the right places, yet retaining a "Dark Wave" feel throughout the whole album. Bands that come to mind while listening are early Slowdive and LSD And The Search For God and The Softkill (which is another awesome band from Portland to check out!). It may not sound similar to those mentioned but I do sense the same objectiveness from Anne. One of the more noticeable tracks on this album for me is "Virginal Plight", It keeps a more up-tempo swing and steady rhythm unlike their more driven down, "gothier" tracks. Anne definitely has the chops to deal both sounds but I feel the more steady-driven tracks are their strengths on this album. Overall this is a well-balanced full length. Dark Wave, Goth, Shoegaze, it's an "all spice" of an album.

This album was released via A389 Recordings. Which is a bold step for this label seeing they predominantly roster up Hardcore/Metal groups. I hope to see more of this out of A389, Dom seems to have a good ear for this sound.

In short, dope.

PURCHASE "DREAM PUNX"
ANNE ON FACEBOOK

Saturday, December 10, 2011

EXCLUSIVE: Raindance- You And I EP

Year: 2011
Quality: 320kbps
Tracklist:
1. Here's To The Dreamer
2. Comfort Me
3. Bastard Sons

Friday, December 9, 2011

FULL ALBUM STREAM: Truth Inside- Best Times EP

Debut EP from Florida natives TRUTH INSIDE. Order a copy from Bottled Up Records. FFO: Floorpunch, Gorilla Biscuits, and The First Step.

CHAOS IN TEJAS 2012 INITIAL LINEUP

Antisect (England)
the Mob (England)
Nasum (Sweden)
Best Coast
Tear it Up
Varukers (England)
Winter
Iceage (Denmark)
Forward (Japan)
the Abused
Warrior Kids (France)
Ringworm
Ghoul
Black Witchery
Omegas
Heratys (Sweden)
Hoax
Zyanose (Japan)
Nyogthaeblisz
Double Negative
Toxic Holocaust
Give
the Ropes
Disma
Mauser
Scapegoat
Loss
Whitehorse (Australia)
Gas Chamber
Magic Circle
Hank Wood and the Hammerheads

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Kill For Peace- Wiped Out

Year: 2011
Quality:
Tracklist:
1.Intro
2.You're In The Light
3.Bitter Taste
4.Mainstream
5.Rotten Youth
6.Smell That!
7.Not The Same
8.Seated On A Stone...
9....I'm Standing Back.
10.Higher Than Faster
11.Ill Tempered
12.Thorny Aim
13.What Are You Waiting For?

The Storm- Born To Survive

Year: 2011
Quality: 320kbps
Tracklist:
1. Intro
2. Born To Survive
3. Warrior
4. Ratcage
Features members of Meltdown, Black SS, and Violent Side.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Review: Children of God/Seven Sisters of Sleep Split


There are a few labels that no matter what, you know will release countless impressive records. Of these labels, one of the front-runners is A389. Currently housing some of my favorite bands and friends including Full of Hell and Homewrecker, A389 has established a place among the leading American labels in hardcore and punk, rivaled by few. When Wayne contacted me about reviewing this record I was extremely excited because the Children of God 7” Coup De Grace was one of my favorite 7” releases in recent years.

The first time I heard Children of God was on tour. Randomly their 7” was played and I knew immediately that this was a band I wanted to know more about. So I got their 7” and I have to say that it heavily impressed me, I couldn’t believe that it took so long for me to know about them. The rawness and speed of Infest, the heaviness of Cursed all packed with some of the most intense vocal tracks I have ever heard. Fans of the debut 7” I don’t think will be disappointed with Children’s side of the split. Tonally the record’s tracks sound very similar to the 7”. The drums still have that distinctive distortion to their cymbals that make the record sound as if it is trying to tear itself apart. The guitars and bass create an atmosphere of utter chaos, perfectly blending high tones and low tones. And most importantly the vocals have not lost a single bit of the raw energy that was contained within the first 7”. What I like most about the way in which Children of God record is how much the music feels like it is being presented live. Today music often feels stale due to overly produced, overly compressed recording. Children of God deliver 3 tracks that make you feel like you are standing in the room with them blasting their amps at 10.

As I mentioned, this 7” for the most part is not a huge departure from the first 7” in many regards; however, Children of God have really evolved in regards to writing. Where the 7” short, brutal and to the point, the split show Children of God stepping out of the confines of Fast Hardcore and experimenting with more aspects of Doom/Sludge. Whereas the longest track on the 7” is a minute twenty-two, the shortest track on the split is two minutes and twenty-two seconds. The tracks are filled with a lot more slow and sludgy riffs. The fast elements are not lost they just seemed to be placed within a stream of down-tempo breaks. In the future I would love to see the band work more with balancing short and fast songs so we can have the best of both worlds.

After listening to the SSOS side I have to say that I am definitely bummed that I didn’t get a chance to catch their set at this year's Power of the Riff Fest in LA (But that is a different story). From opening riff of Green Garden of Unrest, which opens up their side of the split, to the final fade out in Almighty Black Talons, SSOS pound your head with absolute bleakness and disparity. I think the best thing about SSOS is their usage of distortion, similar to Children of God, it seems like this record is being played through a distortion pedal, everything peaking in just the right ways. The band, while staying slow for the majority of their songs, know just when to pick up the pace. The tempo never gets too fast but the pace changes happen frequently enough to keep the tracks interesting. As this is the first SSOS record I have heard I am definitely interested in hearing how they will progress as a band, and I will say that I am excited at what they have achieved with this release.

This is a split that should not be slept on, between both bands they have a little something of everything to offer. This record is for fans of raw, loud and violent releases that aren’t afraid to slow things down a bit.

Buy It Here
SSOS: Facebook Here
COG: Blog Here

Monday, December 5, 2011

SEATTLE'S CYNARAE JOIN A389 RECORDINGS

Formed in 2010, , CYNARAE (pronounced ‘Sin-Ar-uh’) are a supremely brutal metallic hardcore band featuring members of NW mainstays The Helm.

Combining the influences of 90’s Bremen metalcore (Morser/Systral) with their US counterparts (His Hero Is Gone/The Swarm), CYNARAE have been quickly making a name for themselves based on their incredible self-released EP and intense live performance to boot.

A389’s Domenic Romeo’s first encounter with the band was perfect from the start. He explains…’I knew upon first listen that I had to do something with CYNARAE. It was just so brutal and uncompromising. It’s bands like this that keep me excited about releasing new music.’

CYNARAE vocalist Kyle Oels continues….’We really feel like A389 is the ideal label for us. When we were first starting, we talked about record labels that we could see ourselves releasing albums on…We all saw A389 as the best fit. Imagine our surprise when Dom contacted us shortly after posting our EP online and said he was interested in releasing something’.

Having kept things under wraps until now, A389 has finally announced they will be releasing music by CYNARAE in 2012 via a vinyl release of the band’s self titled EP, as well as a split LP with West Virginia powerhouse Ancient Shores. In the meantime, the band has made some music available online for free and are hitting the road later this month (dates posted below).

Stream the CYNARAE track ‘Corrective Action’ here:

Download CYNARAE’s self released EP here:

Watch a CYNARAE live video here:

CYNARAE 2011 TOURDATES
12/16 Portland, OR @ 7544 N Moor Ave
12/17 Redding, CA @ Sue’s Java
12/18 Berkeley, CA @ 924 Gilman St
12/19 San Francisco, CA @ Submission Gallery
12/20 Pomona, CA @ Aladdin Jr
12/21 San Bernadino, CA @ Maxwell St * w/The Love Below
12/22 Long Beach, CA @ Venue TBA
12/23 San Diego, CA @ The Stein House
12/26 Reno, NV @ Fort Ryland 2000
12/27 Medford, OR @ Musichead
12/28 Tacoma, WA @ TBA
12/29 Seattle, WA @ The Black Lodge
12/30 Bellingham, WA @ Joey’s House

Friday, December 2, 2011

Low Places- Live At The Avalon Bar

Year: 2011
Quality: 320kbps
Tracklist:
1. Honor Thee Cult
2. Skeleton
3. Controlled Chaos
4. Struggle To Exist
5. Untitled (New Song)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

THE LIST: Bands slated/rumored to release new material in 2012.

2012 is already shaping up to be another amazing year for Hardcore/Punk, here is a list of what is confirmed/rumored to be coming out in 2012.

We might be missing some, if you know anything else just drop it in the comment section below:
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Another Mistake
At Our Heels
Better Times
Beware
Birds In Row
Black Breath
Bone Dance
Burning Love
Burn Your Life Down
Ceremony
Clear
Code Orange Kids
Cold World
Colony
Concussion
Converge
Creatures
Death Before Dishonor
Demonwomb
Disapproval
Disengage
Divider
Doubledealer
Expire
Fed To The Wolves
Fingers Crossed
Fire And Ice
FocusedxMinds
Full Of Hell
Hang The Bastard
Guilty
Homewrecker
Incendiary
Iron Rain
Lack Of Interest
Losing Skin
Low Places
Low Sky
Make Do And Mend
Masakari
Minus
Nails
Napalm Death
Oblivion
Out Of Time
Outlast
Pelican
Pick Your Side
Plagues (CA)
Planks
Plus Minus
Power
Power Trip
Product Of Waste
Reckless
Revenge
Rise And Fall
Rival Mob
Rock Bottom
Ruckus
Rude Awakening
Sheer Terror
Skin Like Iron
Sleepwalkers (CA)
Suburban Scum
Take Offense
The Banner
The Beautiful Ones
The Bonus Army
The Carrier
The Love Below
The Secret
Unholy Majesty
Unrestrained (PDX)
Vanish
Villain
War Hound
Weekend Nachos
Will To Die
Withdrawal
Wreck
Wrong Answer
Xibalba

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Occult- Self Titled

Year: 2011
Quality: 320kbps
Tracklist:
1. Path of the Damned
2. Leviathan
3. The Waves of Ice
4. Catharsis

Malfunction- Locals Only (Demo)

Year: 2011
Quality:
Tracklist:
1. Your Mistake
2. My Own Way
3. Weakness
4. Since Day One

Review:Heartless-Hell Is Other People

2011
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Heartless are a hardcore band from Pittsburgh, PA playing an extremely volatile style of hardcore with some serious crust/sludge overtones. After an excellent self titled 7 inch released last year they return with their full length "Hell Is Other People" and this record is an absolute monster. The 13 songs on this record mostly blaze through an unrelenting hardcore/grind assault, but the band really excels when they slow things down to a crawl, resulting in some of the heaviest and most pit worthy breakdowns heard this year. Southern Lord has been releasing many excellent metallic hardcore releases as of late, and this album is no exception. Fans of dark and heavy hardcore owe it to themselves to check this record out, and you would also do well to check them out on tour currently with the equally excellent Full Of Hell. Highly recommended.

Stream "Hell Is Other People" at CVLT Nation
Purchase "Hell Is Other People" from Southern Lord Records

Weigh Anchor-Self Titled LP

2011
Bandcamp
Tracklist:
1.Intro/Demigods
2.W.B.C.
3.Decay
4.Interlude
5.Mo Money Mo Problems
6.Majora
7.Self Opposition
8.BNB
9.Death Of A Mind
10.Drowning

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Heavy hardcore from Plant City, Florida. Sent in by the band.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Daggers- Euphoria

Year: 2011
Quality: VBR
Tracklist:
1. Freaks
2. Axes
3. Dekanahwideh
4. Mohawk
5. Altar
6. Call
7. Riot
8. Decay
9. Gloom

Monday, November 28, 2011

Review: Enforcers- End Of Time

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Enforcers are another band to add to the list of powerhouses that A389 records have been signing this past year, with a sound reminiscent of later Cro-Mags, Madball, Sick of It All mixed with your favorite thrash bands except Enforcers call Canada their motherland. Their album End of Time packs 6 songs, all of which make me feel like I’m listening to a classic NYHC great while making me bang my head to the riffs that are as stated before much like a mix between later Cro-Mags releases (think Alpha Omgea, Best Wishes) meets Madball’s Set it Off and Demonstrate My Style. “Black Sheep” stands out to me the most with it sounding the most like a song from any of those influences. As a fan of these crossover, thrash hardcore bands, I must say that this is one of the best I’ve heard since Take Offense came out with Tables Will Turn.



Rating: 5/5 (These are some good jams)

Favorite Songs: Black Sheep and All I Am



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Saturday, November 26, 2011

King Nine- Demo

Year: 2011
Quality: 256kbps
Tracklist:
1. D.F.Y
2. Out of Reach
3. Blind Eyes
4. Damnation
Features former members of Mind Piece and Backtrack.

Selenites-Animaltar

2011
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Tracklist:
1. I Am The One
2. Tuée par la dernière
3. Du lebst
4. A Landscape Called Home
5. And Mirage
6. Iche Hasse
7. Des pluies de griffes
8. Who Can Live Forever

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New LP from French Chaotic Hardcore/Metal band Selenites. Has more of a Post Metal feel then the previous record but still a great listen. Thanks to perception through dissonance for the original link to this.

Captive Bolt-Rape, Slaughter, Slavery and Vivisection

2011
Bandcamp
Tracklist:
1.Cogs
2.Fight To Exist
3.Non-Believer
4.Justified Arson
5.Cats And Dogs

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Excellent first release/demo from this new vegan punk/hardcore band from Jacksonville, Florida.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Drainland/Cellgraft- Split

Year: 2011
Quality: 320kbps
Tracklist:
1. Drainland- Alpha Rat
2. Drainland- Ghost of Warren Street
3. Cellgraft- Obsolescence
4. Cellgraft- Blind Constituency
5. Cellgraft- Abdication
6. Cellgraft- Chronological Enslavement
7. Cellgraft- Weapon Abuse
8. Cellgraft- Deformed Resonations
9. Cellgraft- Amelioration Lapse

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Headwind- Fall Back EP

Year: 2011
Quality: 320kbps
Tracklist:
1. Use Me
2. What It's Come To
3. Fall Back
4. Waste of Life
5. Motivation
6. Abase