Saturday, June 24, 2017

VACANT HOME (Perth, Australia) Release 'Reflect, Respond' EP

Perth, Australia 5-piece VACANT HOME have released their debut EP, "Reflect, Respond" worldwide via Mutant League Records.

Check out the band's latest music video for the track "Heirloom" here https://youtu.be/3yVOXeU5R2U and stream the whole EP from Mutant League records Soundcloud here below https://soundcloud.com/mutant-league-records/sets/vacant-home-reflect-respond

Cali punks' GUTTERMOUTH new album "The Whole Enchilada" is out

Since you won't be able to see GUTTERMOUTH live in Europe this summer you can catch them live on record with their newest release "The Whole Enchilada".

Southern California punk rock veterans Guttermouth have just released today their new double LP “The Whole Enchilada” via Rude Records, in collaboration with Bird Attack Records.

Stream the record HERE, and hear the news directly from singer Mark Adkins in his own style by clicking on the this link https://www.facebook.com/rude.recorz/videos/1156604657778994/

Sunday, June 18, 2017

SLED (Formerly known as Pinhole Down) Releasing Debut Full-Length 'A Better You' on Sept. 15

We like what Bird Attack is putting out and you?

Jacksonville Beach, FL melodic punks SLED are debuting a new track off their upcoming release "A Better You," which will be out September 15 via Bird Attack Records.

Formerly known as Pinhole Down, now known as SLED and creatively driven by Garrett Wadford of Bird Attack Records and Merchant Vinyl, the band has emerged with a new single called “Connect The Network”.

Stream the song/lyric video for "Connect The Network" now on Bandcamp: https://birdattackrecords.bandcamp.com/track/connect-the-network
and Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyK2XjESym8&feature=youtu.be

Sunday, June 4, 2017

France's BARE TEETH has their first EP out and a video clip up

Lille, France resident skatepunk melodicore BARE TEETH has their first EP, titled "First The Town,
Then The World", out through an impressive bunch of labels that includes:
Street Machine Records, Don't Trust The Hype and All Styles Editions (France), Lockjaw Records (UK), Less Talk More Records (Belgium), Morningwood Records (Netherlands), Melodic Punk Style (Poland), No Reason Records (Italy), Far Channel Records (Japan), Pro Rawk Records (USA), Realize Records (South Korea), Sirkel Pit (Switzerland), 59SRS (Russia).

Les Françaises have shot a video for the song "Parted Ways" that you can watch here https://youtu.be/OmJAU1nTUks

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

Friday, April 7, 2017

CJ RAMONE takes "American Beauty" on tour in the USA and Europe

A very super lengthy press item from Fat Wreck Chords. But it's about CJ RAMONE, you know?

Out of the seven billion or so people on the planet, only seven men have been lucky enough to be gifted with the Ramone surname. As of 2017, four have already headed off to that great gig in the sky. Thankfully, CJ Ramone has no plans to leave any time soon. He expertly stepped in for Dee Dee in 1989 and played with the legendary punk quartet until their 1996 breakup. He sang lead on “Strength To Endure”; he wrote two tracks for the band’s farewell album, ¡Adios Amigos!; he was onstage for their epic final show, delivering those iconic “1-2-3-4!” shouts and rubbing shoulders onstage with Eddie Vedder, Tim Armstrong and Lemmy. CJ Ramone is as important a part of punk rock history as anyone else you can think of, and the best part is he’s just getting started. “When you’re in the Ramones family, you’re a Ramone for life,” CJ says. “Richie Ramone still has it; Marky Ramone still has it; hell, Johnny Ramone’s wife changed her last name to Ramone. I absolutely feel obliged to keep the legacy going. I 100 percent do. I feel it. I don’t sit down and try to write Ramones songs, but I was a huge fan since I was a kid. I played in the band for seven years. I’m undeniably influenced hugely by them. I’ve heard people say what I do sounds like the Ramones. Of course it does! How could it not?”

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Brazil's WHAT I WANT self-releases first s/t full-length

Brasília, Brazil native d.i.y. grind-mince-corers WHAT I WANT self-released their self-titled debut full-length record.
The 12-track effort -okay, it must be said that 12 tracks in this genre could count as an EP, right?- follows up to one demo and a promo both out in 2015, and includes all the songs featured in these previous outings.

Get in touch directly with the band to grab the record, which  they'll surely have available at their merch table during their live shows, and listen here to "What I Want" in its entirety https://whatiwant.bandcamp.com/album/what-i-want-s-t

Saturday, March 25, 2017

TERROR official video for the new tune "Kill 'Em Off"

Los Angeles' hardcore titans TERROR has debuted a music video for their vicious new single called “Kill ‘Em Off” from the band’s highly anticipated, upcoming EP, "The Walls Will Fall", which will be released on April 28th via Pure Noise Records (digital, CD) and Triple B (vinyl).
The label has launched a pre-order for the record and is streaming the video at TheWallsWillFall.com.

Watch the clip now here https://youtu.be/PoaBf91nRk0

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Punk Rock festival BAY FEST 2017, final line-up confirmed

After months of very hard work the staff behind the BAY FEST, an Italian summer punk rock festival that this year marks its third edition, confirms the final line-up for the 3-day event that kicks off on Aug. 13th to end on Aug. 15th (the Ferragosto Italiano).
The location by the Adriatico sea is the same that held the previous editions, the Pavese park (Beky Bay) in Bellaria Igea Marini (Rimini).
The festival started out on a humble key as a 4-band-one-day gig that saw skate-punkers Millencolin headlining and playing their sole Italian gig, after some 7 years since the release of their last work, to grow up into a 2-day festival last year.
For the third edition the bands that will be playing are 19 and the guys added on the 13th a warm-up day on for a special price deal.

The following bands will be hitting the stage:

Saturday, March 11, 2017

LESS THAN JAKE interview

by marcs77

The older among our readers, those who were young kids and living the punk rock scene in early/mid 90’s, certainly will remember that Ska-2-tone sounds got their bit of renaissance (somebody labels this revival as third-wave or even post-third wave being the ska-2-tone style first making its splashes in the 50’s) and lotta cool bands from USA and different corners of the world came out and started writing music definitely drawing influences from ska genre's classics but that got brilliantly fused together with punk rock and its attitude and urgency; this new soulful bouncing sound soon after got labeled as Ska-Punk or Ska-core.
GOTANERVE-ZINE got to email a few questions to Gainesville, Florida's LESS THAN JAKE, one of those 90’s bands still rock n’ rolling and doing strong 25 years and 9 records into their career, and that has a new EP, titled “Sound The Alarm”, out now on Pure Noise records. Vinnie Fiorello (drums and founder member) took some time out while on tour with his band to answer. Read on…

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Streaming now: SHIZUNE "Cheat Death, Live Dead" 10" vinyl

Streaming now the new 10" vinyl effort from Lonigo, VI, Italy screamo noiser SHIZUNE.

The band about their latest work "Hi everybody, we are happy to share with you our new self produced album! It has been recorded by Federico Grella DIRTY sound STUDIO and mixed&mastered by Will Killingsworth Dead Air Studios.
You can download it for free, share it or support us with a donation. DIY is something we truly believe in and it has always accompanied us during these years, thank you shizune".

Listen to and download here the full record https://shizune.bandcamp.com/album/cheat-death-live-dead

Finland's FORESEEN to relase a new LP this April, new 7" EP out now

Finland's third-waver thrash-crossover outfit FORESEEN has announced the release of their second full-length album this April.
"Continuing in the direction of its predecessor -"Helsinki Savagery" (2015), "Grave Danger" delivers the punishingly relentless pace and aggression now firmly established by the iron hammer of Foreseen. Here find scraping, throat ripping vocals over lacerating Thrash dominance and possessed Hardcore breakdowns that twist seamlessly with an ever-increasing 80s Heavy Metal tenacity" -states the band.

"Grave Danger" will see LP, CD, and digital release on both sides of the Atlantic, courtesy of Svart Records and 20 Buck Spin. U.S. release date is 21st of April and European one will be out 24th of April.

The band has also just released a 2-track 7" EP "Power Intoxication b​/​w Dying Spirit". Stream here the two song off their bandcamp https://foreseen.bandcamp.com/album/power-intoxication-b-w-dying-spirit

DIPLOMATICS relased new LP on Go Down records

DIPLOMATICS is a retro-punk-rock band founded in 2012 by members coming from Vicenza, Italy rock'n'roll and punk scene, and on Feb. the 14th they have put out their brand new LP “I Lost My Soul In This Town” through Go Down records -a small Italian label digging the psych rock, stoner, desert rock, '60s, hard rock, ‘70s sounds since it enstablished itself in 2003.

Watch here the video clip for the song "Hey Loser, You Poser" taken off the new record https://youtu.be/UoAxzx4zIxk

Saturday, February 18, 2017

STRAIGHT OPPOSITION recording a new album end of this month

Pescara, Italy hardcore bashers STRAIGHT OPPOSITION will be hitting the Till Deaf recording studio on Feb. 28th to start the recording of brand new album entitled "The Fury Is From The Coast".
The Band described the new work with these following words "10 Tracks of Hardcore Anger, as you known with Step By Step and Fury Stands Unbeaten. Old School no trends, for fans of Terror, Blood For Blood, Slapshot and many more..."
And the album is gonna be out on their longtime label Indelirium records.

You can listen here to a preview-audio-clip featuring a short track titled "This Is It" https://youtu.be/83dDAmWUK2Y

HOLY+GOLD releasing "Feral Children" on February 17

Some sounds that may take you back to the 90's...


While the name HOLY+GOLD might not instantly ring a bell, the Atlanta five-piece consists of some familiar names including former members of the band's Norma Jean, The Chariot and The Glass Ocean, to name a few.
Friends for nearly half their lives, the band members only recently formed Holy+Gold, after making a concerted effort to spend more time together playing music, after adulthood and everyday responsibilities got in the way.
In early 2016, the guys convened in the home studio of their friend Dave Fountain (of the band Murder By Death) to record their debut album "Feral Children" themselves. The album was also partially recorded in the tool shed that they practice in. It was then mixed and mastered by their other close friend Ryan Boesch at his Parhelion Studios.
Holy+Gold released "Feral Children" as a "pay-what-you-want" on Band Camp in late 2016, where it racked up an impressive number of streams and was the best-selling rock album on the site for a few weeks), and now the album will finally get an official release on February 17, 2017.

Listen here to the audio clip for the song "Bat-Bird" https://youtu.be/EXHEnMnIlDg

Sunday, February 12, 2017

They are back! THE OBSESSED announce new album "Sacred" and premiere new song

This is really comes as a news we weren't expecting at all; the doom icon Wino exhumed from the cold wet soil THE OBSESSED (if you haven't heard of this band you must check their seminal self-titled debut LP recorded in 1985 and released in 1990 on Hellbound records after the band split up in 1986)...
Maryland doom legends THE OBSESSED will unleash "Sacred", the band’s first studio album in over 20 years. April 7, 2017 is the release date set worldwide for "Sacred" and the album is gonna be out via Relapse Records on CD/LP/DLX 2xLP/Digital.

With renewed energy and purpose, THE OBSESSED sounds heavier and more relevant than ever before. On Sacred, the band doubles down on enormous, heaving riffs and pummeling low-end across 12 tracks of eternal doom. Rounded out by Wino’s lyrical honesty and iconic throaty vocals, Sacred is an album that further pushes THE OBSESSED into the annals of heavy metal history, well worth the two-plus decade wait. The band will perform once again as three piece featuring Wino, Reid Raley and Brian Costantino.

Stream the band’s new song “Razor Wire” via YouTube https://youtu.be/BiQofYI7K7w

Saturday, January 28, 2017

KIDS INSANE / SLANDER Euro tour March/April 2017

Tel Aviv's punks KIDS INSANE, who have a new record out on March 10th, 2017 through Redfield
Records, and Venezia's bandanacore sensation SLANDER, who released their most recent work, the EP "Bad Weather" last July 2016 and played a couple of gigs in Israel, joined forces again to embark on a Euro tour which is gonna kick off on March 17th in Milano to wrap up on April the 2nd (venue still TBA).
Besides this more and more bonding touring alliance -the combos already toured Europe together in 2015- the two bands have a 12" split out on the same year.
Who never heard of these two bands, is this something possible?, you can listen here to the song "Varicose" off Kids Insane new album and the track "Never Enough" off Slander EP.

Here you go... KIDS INSANE "Varicose" https://youtu.be/Kzee5-jE2p0

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

FACEDOWN FEST 20TH YEARS, May 11, 12 & 13, 2017

If you're not a newby to the international hardcore punk music scene you should really have heard of Fallbrook, CA based long-time running record label FACEDOWN records. Back in the 90's, more exactly in 1997, they did organize the first FACEDOWN FEST.
This year the Californian label celebrates the 20th milestone of this event with newer and older bands making up their passionate hardcore family.
Read on the press-relaease and whether you're around in Pomona this May go and attend the festival.


We are beyond excited to announce the line-up for the Twenty Year anniversary edition of Facedown Fest happening May 11 - 13, 2017 at the Glasshouse in Pomona, CA. It's an honor to have worked with so many great artists over the past 20 years and we are humbled that many of them are coming back to perform reunions at this years Fest! These very special reunions include: A Plea For Purging, In The Midst Of Lions, Overcome (Jason Stinson on vocals line-up), Nodes Of Ranvier, Bloodlined Calligraphy, Sinai Beach, xLooking Forwardx, and Hands! The Fest will also include such headliners as: Impending Doom, Sleeping Giant, and Gideon along with the rest of the Facedown Family (full line-ups below).

Friday, January 6, 2017

FIRST BLOOD got signed to Pure Noise records for the new album "Rules"

Certianly of some interest for all the hardcore heavy moshers out there...

Vicious metal-edged hardcore band FIRST BLOOD have officially joined Pure Noise Records and will release a new album, "Rules", on February 10th.
First Blood’s union with Pure Noise Records marks a new chapter for the band as they join the label’s eclectic roster, which includes fellow hardcore acts like Terror, Knocked Loose, Senses Fail and more.

"Not only has Jake (Round) at Pure Noise been there and seen us during our earlier days back in the San Francisco Bay Area, but he has worked hard and created a tremendous record label that continues to make a huge impact in the underground music scene worldwide,” says vocalist Carl Schwartz. “We are proud to join the Pure Noise roster, excited to share our newest album with the world, and thankful for the new life. FIRST BLOOD RULES 2017."

You can watch the band’s pummeling lyric video for the new song “Rules of Life” here and at https://youtu.be/oE3luU_SM3g

Thursday, January 5, 2017

LESS THAN JAKE to release new EP in February 2017

Influential Gainesville, FL ska punk band LESS THAN JAKE,  which is around since 1992, has announced plans to release a new EP titled "Sound The Alarm" on February 3rd with their new label Pure Noise Records.
The new record follows-up to 2013's full-length "See The Light".

You can already listen here to one of the songs titled "Things Change" off the new EP https://youtu.be/WcxKRIe8F8o

Monday, January 2, 2017

DISCOMFORT and FALSE LIGHT European Tour kicks off!

After a successful US tour together last August, DISCONFORT and FALSE LIGHT are about to
embark for a European tour, January 5th-15th.
It’s the first time in Europe for South Carolina's False Light, while Discomfort has several European expeditions under their belts.

Both bands are dedicated to wild, heavy, loud and dark sounds, between blast-beats and sludge breakdowns. Their split LP came out in Summer 2016 and it's getting a great feedback. Cover artwork by Ethan Lee McCarthy (Primitive Man) completes one of the wildest releases of the year we've just left behind.

These are the tour dates. Be there!