Saturday, May 27, 2017

New reviews: SETBACKS, MIRA, ANTI HERO and QUESTIONS

I know, it's been a really long time since last review-post. Meanwhile, a new passionate writer named Chill•HC joined the team and he has contributed with not fewer that 3 reviews out of the four we're featuring here. Read on and have fun! 

SETBACKS Oceans Apart (CD)

by Chill•HC

SETBACKS are a quintet from…all over the world. Yes, all members live in a different continent strewing from Australia to US passing through UK and South Africa. Although these tough circumstances would have put anybody else off the project, despite all the odds, they managed to release their debut album "Oceans Apart" on Morning Wood Records!
MR Records must have bet quite a high stake to get them on their roster because the musicians are pretty talented and the influences from the full length will please a wide range of tastes from punk-rock to skate punk without forgetting fast-melodic-hc.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Streaming right now NORTE CARTEL "De Volta Ao Jogo"

This band hailing from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil has been around quite a few years now and in 2010's the band released their debut full-length FIEL À TRADIÇÃO ("Loyal To Tradition" in English) which got a good reception and more than a few heads turning (and banging).
7 years on and the five-some is out with the follow-up album to Fiel A Tradicao, that is entitled "De Volta Ao Jogo" -14 tracks, sung in Portuguese, of punk hardcore in the vein of AF, Madball, SOIA, Warzone where the Carioca throw in some hip-hop and reggae influences as well.

Stream now "De Volta Ao Jogo" by NORTE CARTEL in its entirety https://nortecartel.bandcamp.com

Monday, May 15, 2017

AUTHORITY ZERO "Bayside" official lyric video and new album's mini-documentary

Old punkers never back down...

Arizona punks AUTHORITY ZERO (yeah that AZ) are delighted to share their new single "Bayside"with the world.

Click HERE to watch the official lyric video.

The track is taken from their forthcoming album "Broadcasting To The Nations" due out early next month on Bird Attack Records. It is the first chance for their fans to get a peek into what to expect from the band's sixth studio album and first release since 2013’s critically acclaimed "The Tipping Point".


The band recently revealed a mini-documentary about the album which can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/cpgR1sTw72I 

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Streaming now VISCERA/// "3 | Release Yourself Through Desperate Rituals"

This band stands for everything that's good behind the label "post-".
Cremona's Italy VISCERA/// is not a newbie and has been around since 2000 experiencing (playing with I'd add), as they state "the combination among the darkest sides of many underground genres like grindcore, black/death metal, ambient, drone and of course psychedelic music".
The band has just released their new album titled "3" that comes as the final chapter of a trilogy, "The Trilogy Of Perception" started up with the release of "Cyclops" (2007) and "2: As Zeitgeist Becomes Profusion Of The I" (2010).

Stream here the entire record which is also up for free download https://viscera3stripes.bandcamp.com/album/3-release-yourself-through-desperate-rituals

Monday, May 1, 2017

VLADA INA interview

by marcs77

After having had to go through quite a few email exchanges and countless phone calls, with managers, PRs, you name it, we have finally somehow managed to get hold of the up and coming and hottest a cappella boy-band from Leipzig, Germany. The stylish tanned boys named themselves VLADA INA and while gracing the stage, wearing fresh-from-the-runway looks, they’ll be moshing your asses up with their sounds; ah, these dudes don’t lip-sync, ok?. The Vlada Ina’s are addicted players of Pokémon and all things Pokémonian and, thus far, they have two recordings out; the latest being entitled “True Chill” and out through Toxic Tape records, on cassette, and on 7” vinyl via Powetrip records. Well, here we are, some of above facts are true but a good bunch of other stuff is totally false bullshits. So, read on what Max had to reply to our questions and discover yourselves how to tell the truth from complete falsehood about Vlada Ina. Have a good read!

gan: Hey VLADA INA what’s up?

Monday, April 24, 2017

INSANITY release first single "Down" off the upcoming album "Toss A Coin”

Tough female sport-related (I didn't know what was all about, and whether it classifies as sport, really, before looking for some info) video clip, which features some live-action-photage of Luzerne all-female Roller Derby team named The Hellveticats, over a beatdown hardcore soundtrack.
That's the music video, hardcore five-piece INSANITY just released, for the first single "Down" off the upcoming album "Toss A Coin", out through Bastardized Recordings on May the 26th 2017.


Lucerne, Switzerland's Insanity stand for unique, genuine Hardcore that is highly addictive through a lot of gangshouts and singalongs, based on moving rhythms following the New York Hardcore tradition. The band is internationally experienced, headlined many tours and shared the stage with pretty much all the legends of the scene (Hatebreed, Agnostic Front, Madball, Sick Of It All, Terror, and many more).
Their songs connect social criticism and joy of life, and the guys are well-known for their original music videos and energetic live shows.
"Toss A Coin" follows the debut album “No Limit “and the EP “Ready To Row”.


Watch the video here https://youtu.be/qO8G9Fl50Bw

Sunday, April 9, 2017

BUIOINGOLA: Italian darkwave/neocrust shadowdwellers released final mesmerizing album "Il Nuovo Mare"

Italy's BUIOINGOLA shouldn't be a new name to you since we reviewed their first self-released
work "Dopo L'Apnea". The band is back with a new opus of abyssal music.
Read on the press release from San Francisco cultist of blackest sounds Sentient Ruin Laboratories about "Il Nuovo Mare" the new record from Buioingola...

We are extremely excited to announce the release of "Il nuovo mare". The new and final album by mysterious Italian experimental darkwave/post-doom band Buioingola.
Perhaps reaching the end of their obscure but unparalleled existence, Buiongola present their swansong to the world in the form of a brand new monolith of obsidian black sonic affliction. This brand new - and perhaps final - full-length player by the now dissolved tuscan three-piece is an ulterior step the band has taken toward an unfathomable abyss, shaped once again by the band’s signature strain of agonizing, shoegazy crust and haunting post-punk, interwoven with dismal dark wave dirges, towering black/doom passages, and martial industrial tapestries.

ALL FOR NOTHING just released their new full-length "Minds Awake, Hearts Alive"

Rotterdam's female fronted hardcore band ALL FOR NOTHING released on April the 7th the follow-up to 2014's "What Lies Within Us" (GSR Music), which is poignantly titled "Minds Awake, Hearts Alive" and out through Düsseldorf based Redfield records.

You can now watch here the official video for the song "At First Sight" off the new record https://youtu.be/dNIXDWnLzdA