Monday, December 31, 2012

THIS IS DISEASE - "Nothing Has Changed" song-clip teaser

"Nothing Has Changed" is the title of the second song-clip teaser that Olbia, Italy based hardcore five-some THIS IS DISEASE has posted as appetizer to the release of their debut full-lenght "This Is Loud, This Is Fast" scheduled for release in 2013.

The guys haven't shared other news on the release date, label and other so be on the look out for more news on their fb shortly.

CONTINENTS 'Making Of Idle Hands Pt. 02' up now

UK modern hardcore metallers CONTINENTS are recording their debut full-lenght album "Idle Of Hands" to be released via Victory records on January 22nd, 2013.
VictoryTV has just posted the second part of a behind the scenes studio update where guitarist Tom Weaver and Darryl Sweet get to work and take fans through the recording process at Studio Six in Swindon, England with producer Stu McKay.

GROEZROCK Festival 2013

The line-up of GROEZROCK festival has been announced. The two-days festival will see the likes of Bad Religion, Rise Against, Comeback Kid, Kid Dynamite, August Burns Red, Polar Bear Club, Killswitch Engage, Hatebreed, Texas Is The Reason (to name a few) sharing the two main stages -this year is back again the acustic stage too as a third stage.

"The 22nd edition of BeNeLux biggest punkrock & hardcore festival is scheduled for April 27th and 28th. After the good responses we decided to bring back the acoustic stage. Again 2 full festival days, ...hope you like it" -comment the promoters.

THY SOLACE's new tracks are up for free download

THY SOLACE is a recently born Italian post-HC combo that just like many others today doesn't disclose much information on their project (let the music do the talking!).
Going through their fb page I learned they have changed the band monicker more than a few times (and hopefully will stick to this not to further confuse the kids).

They have also recorded three tracks that you can download for free here

Friday, December 28, 2012


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QUESTIONS Life Is A Fight (CD)

I must say it's been a pretty nice surprise when I found this CD from São Paulo's QUESTIONS in my post-box.
Out via Seven Eight Life records in July 2011 this appears to be four-some's last official recording since band's inception in 2001.
“LIFE IS A FIGHT” is good listen for your early morning wake-ups to pump you up at it's best with healthy dose of old-schoolish hardcore urgency and the positivity the guys strive to inject in the hardcore scene.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

FEAR THE SIRENS debut record out tomorrow

FEAR THE SIRENS from Roma has their debut record titled "The Ruins We Used To Call Home" coming out tomorrow, 28th Dec.2012.

The young band started out in 2011 and got signed earlier this year by Indelirium records that is taking care of the physical release.

Listen here to the song "ODISSEA" and download it @ reverbnation -check below for the widget.

SHALL REMAIN new EP coming out on Jan.the 4th 2013

Clermont Ferrand, France based SHALL REMAIN recorded their 3rd EP entitled "Time Heals Nothing" that will be available on January the 4th 2013.

You can check out here a medley-clip the guys made to plug the release of the new record.

ARMS LIKE ANCHORS first official music video

Milan's metalcorers ARMS LIKE ANCHORS shot a music video for the track "In A Golden Reign".
The song is taken off band's debut EP "The Strangers" out now on This Is Core records.

The guys had to say "We're waching the final version of our first music video for the new song "In A Golden Reign". We simply cant wait to give it to you guys!!!"

Monday, December 24, 2012

OVERSEAS interview

Sets to sail

by marcs77

“Not settling for less when you can go further and walk the extra mile”. Let me start my bit of opening-blabbing quoting a line off a reply below by OVERSEAS.
It's true that many bands are happy to settle for less (and this could work whether that's their goal) but I'm in my view all bands that walk the extra mile and work their asses off to break boundaries (being them geographic, cultural, whatever...), because of their passion and driven by heart, are the ones that make the plus in the hardcore punk music scene. There's nothing here about money and the easy fame but it's all about staying together, sharing experiences, playing the music you love and bring it to as many people as possible.
San Jose, Costa Rica, Overseas is a some-months-over-a year-old melodic HC-punk quintet

Sunday, December 23, 2012

FILTH IN MY GARAGE "12.21.12" EP out

Milan's post-whateverulike-corers FILTH IN MY GARAGE released their sophomore EP titled “12.21.12” -the end-date of a 5,125-year-long cycle in the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar (have you heard about this?, I'm sure you have).
On this much talked about day the five-some played a scorching and sweat-drenched release show in Lodi, at CLAM, to present at it's best the new 3-track effort (by the way, one of the best show I've attended to as of late).

Friday, December 21, 2012

NERVE demo up on bandcamp

NERVE is the moniker of a new HC punk ensemble hailing from Sweden.
The five-some formed earlier this year and has already holed themselves up in a studio to record their first 4-track demo titled "Nerve".
They didn't disclose much information on their short story thus far but if you go through the band line-up and are not new to European hardcore punk you will discover that NERVE is made up by members of Anchor, Atlas Losing Grip and The Cutting Edge.

4th 'N GOAL Christmas video

Milan's melodicore burgereaters 4TH 'N GOAL can't really keep their hands off saucy burgers and the guys are gonna celebrate this Christmas humming a tune, specially recorded by the six-piece for this festive period, entitled "Saucy Santa".

They shot a music video that you can watch here. Well, enjoy!

Watch OLDE YORK's new video

As announced last monday NYC's OLDE YORK are gonna tour Europe. Last night the guys posted a video of the song "Peeling Paint" included in their new record "Shallow World" - WTF records.

Watch the video here

Monday, December 17, 2012

NO ANSWER demo out soon on tape casette

Another demo coming out the old way.
NewBalance-logo like metallic hardcore bruisers NO ANSWER from Stirling, Scotland (been there, nice castle and cemetary with a personal full-moon night scary story related...but that's a story you won't read here) has recorded their first demo that the guys at Thanks For Nothing records are gonna release on tape cassette format.
The 3-track demo is entitled "Pull Yourself Together".

OLDE YORK to tour Europe in January

NYC's oldschoolers OLDE YORK are back to Europe in January 2013.
The foursome hailng from the street of New York City is gonna cross the sea to tour on their second full length release "Shallow World" that is available now on WTF Records.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

An oldie: GHCP Govinda Hardcore Project ('93-'97)

When you get on FB you get to read an unbelievable tons of rubbish almost on a daily basis and just a tiny (compared to the 100+ posts up on the fb walls) quantity of informative, interesting and thought provoking stuff (okay, fb is not about this).
Earlier this morning I got to read a post about two 90's bands based outta Milan that fought out for their spot in the hardcore punk scene and who were outspoken about their personal Are Krishna beliefs.

WOLFxDOWN Winter Trip dates

WOLFxDOWN (if you haven't started reading our zine today you know pretty well who these guys are) have announced that they will be playing a string of dates in Germany, Czech Republic and Italy starting from Dec. the 26th to Jan. the 5th 2013.

xCHANGEx just released their first demo

Dresden/Senftenberg's HxC CHANGE formed in March 2012 and are making circulate their first recordings on demo format.
The demo is titled "Demo MMXII" and includes 7 tracks of pissed sXe hardcore with outspoken lyrics.


Basick is proud to announce the signing of Parma, Italy tech-core band DAMNED SPRING FRAGRANTIA to its increasing international roster.

On the signing the guys stated: "Feels great to be apart of such an amazing family as Basick Records!
Special thanks to all the staff of our new label and to whoever has believed in us over all these years! Were very excited for the future".

GAB DEL LA VEGA's "Death On The Shelf" EP

Gab from Brescia's THE SMASHROOMS has started his own solo project in the vein of Tony Sly (r.i.p. bro) and Joey Cape (just two names you know well) where he sings and plays his acoustic guitar.
The project is called GAB DE LA VEGA and Gab recorded two tracks (one is a cover of Bad Religion's "1000 More Fools") released on 7" last last April on
Aim Down Sight Records, Alliance Records, Annoying Records and Fat Boy Don't Cry.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

"Reach Beyond The Sun" official clip up from SHAI HULUD new album

You all know that the new SHAI HULUD album hits stores on February 15th/18th in Europe and 19th in North America via Metal Blade records (if you didn't, you now know!). To get you more familiar and pumped up with 2013's SH they have made available a tasty sneak peak off the album "Reach Beyond The Sun". An official clip for the title-track is up now on youtube.

DAYDREAM is working on the new 7"

This news is circulating through Elephant Skin Records...

Prague, CZ's straightedge HC mob DAYDREAM are working on a new 7" that's gonna follow-up to this year's demo released early last May.
They have now wrote a new song that will be featured in a Czech Hardcore Scene compilation.

Amemdment records reissues SHIELD's "Vampiresongs" LP

Chile's Amendment records recently reprinted the 12" "Vampiresongs", originally out in 1995, from Umea, Sweden based SHIELD.
The Swedish sXe combo has been around for 3 years between 1993 and 1996 and this 12-track album of angry, thrashy and dark tinged HC includes the song "Kaleidoscope" taken from the "SXE As Fuck II" Compilation.
The re-release is graced by a new artwork made by Johan, original singer of the band.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

TOXIC TAPE starting out to take the HC tape scene by storm

Those like me who are no longer teens, nor in their twenties, got the chance to experience first hand the rise, and the dead of "new" sound recording formats. In the mainstream market cassette tape and vinyls got progressively replaced by CDs (somebody gave it a try with minidisc too, do you remember this?) and coming to more recent times the arrival of digital music put in a difficult position the CD format which according to some it's gonna be the next one to die (only time will tell...).

Sunday, December 9, 2012

BROSIDED has an EP out titled "Save Your Hearts"

BROSIDED is a young, angry and thought provoking oldschool HC fivepiece hailing from Vilnius, Lithuania that kicked into life in 2008.
Last July the guys released their new work, the third since band's inception, titled "Save Your Hearts".
Further to the possibility of streaming it through Brosided's bandcamp the guys made the record now available for free download on their official website -heartfelt donations are welcomed by the band, of course.

Friday, December 7, 2012

OVERSEAS "O Captain! My Captain!" out today

Costa Rica is not your avarege place you'd expect to find marked up on hardcore punk map but, you know, things changes and I'm proud to write about an up and coming melodicore five-some hailing from San Jose, Costa Rica.
OVERSEAS, formed in 2011 and debuts with an 8-track EP (one time we would have said LP) aptly titled "O Capitain! My Capitain!".

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

LIGHT YEARS announce European tour with Lower Lands

Kent, OH pop punk band LIGHT YEARS have announced dates for their UK/European Tour with British alt-rockers Lower Lands. The tour starts January 24 and runs through February 10. The trek follows Light Years’ previously announced winter run with Real Friends that launches the day after Christmas in St Lous, MO and concludes on January 13 in Ft. Wright, KY.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

"All Of Us" official video from FINAL PRAYER

After "Wartime" and "Mind Eraser" FINAL PRAYER shot the third official video for a song taken off "I'm Not Afraid", latest fatigue by Berlin's hardcorers.
Now is the time of the anthemic song "All Of Us". 
The video includes footage that has been filmed by Blitzkid Photography on FINAL PRAYER / EMPOWERMENT Tour 2012.
They have premiered the video last Sunday but you're still in time to watch it. C'mon!

COBRETTI drops "Axis"

COBRETTI are a HC combo hailing from Koln that celebrates 10 years with a show in their hometown on Dec. the 7th and have a new record coming out.
Still true to themselves, 5 bursts clocking in at just 15:20 minutes. That's "AXIS".

Check out the song "Seriousness Will tear Us Apart" included in the album and up now at their bandcamp (where you can also check their sophomore work recorded last year and download for free band's first album dated 2008).

Monday, December 3, 2012

FAR FROM FINISHED's "Let's Be Frank" out in March

Do you guys remember of FAR FROM FINISHED? I personally do. Though I had lost them under my radar and thought they're finished for real. But wait we have some news from their camp.

Flix records just announced that the now three-piece is back on track and will be releasing a new EP titled "Let's Be Frank" on March the 8th through the German label.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Europe, are you ready for JUNGLE FEVER?

Italy's JUNGLE FEVER is gonna hit the road after Christmas to take their music around Europe.
The young hardcore fourpiece released a cassette demo tape titled "Winning Mentality" through Open Up records earlier this year.

THE HAVERBROOK DISASTER - The Pitchback studios sessions clip

THE HAVERBROOK DISASTER are recording the follow-up to 2011's "Hopeward Bound" at Pitchback studios in Koln.
The yet untitled new album is scheduled to hit stores in Spring 2013 through Let It Burn records.

THE MEMORY's debut full length out in January

Termoli/Bari, Italy's THE MEMORY has announced the release date of the their sophomore effort since band inception in June 2009.
The full-length "Eulogy For A Dead Ocean" follows-up to the debut EP dated 2010 and will see the light of the day on 7th January 2013 via Indelirium records.

DEISLER's second EP out this month

Trani, Italy based melodicore combo DEISLER has a new EP coming out this month.
The follow-up to 2009's "Choose Your Toy" is scheduled for digital release on Christmas day and for the phisical one on December 28th.

They've recently posted two songs off "Try To Look Back" on youtube.
Watch the clips here below to have a sneak peak of what is coming your way soon.

Friday, November 30, 2012

GSR music, is wrapping it up?

It really sounds so! Read on the statement posted by Theo, the boss of Dutch hardcore label, on his fb page last night...

Saturday Dec. 1st is our official 13th anniversary. 82 records out; we worked or still work with great bands and awesome people. I never though it would be like this when I signed the first contract with Born From Pain back in 1999, and certainly not that I would have all my personal favorite European bands like Kickback, Knuckledust, Backfire!, Length of Time and Born from Pain with records out on GSR.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

"This Is How The Wind Shifts " is the title of SILVERSTEIN's new album

Burlington, ON Canada's SILVERSTEIN are back with the follow-up to this year "Short Songs", read on...

November 26, 2012 Los Angeles, CA/ Burlington, ON- Hopeless Records and Silverstein are very excited to announce their7th studio full length album "This Is How The Wind Shifts "- a concept album that includes 14 brand new tracks and will be released February 5, 2013.

“The idea of this album is how a persons life can change forever with just one event. It is the "what if" that everyone thinks about from time to time.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Beijing's UNREGENERATE BLOOD debut album coming soon

I must admit I haven't paid much attention to what's going on in the land of the great dragon as far as hardcore music is concerned so getting the chance to know about a band hailing from there it's really cool. UNREGENERATE BLOOD are based out of Beijing, China and according to the little English info available the guys state to be one of the oldest HC around in their city -they should have formed in 2007.
The fivesome has a 10-track album coming out entitled "Breath Live & Fight" that you can stream here in full.

WHITE FIELDS new EP out in December

Coburg/BY, Germany WHITE FIELDS has a new 12" EP coming out next month via Final Exit records.
The 7-track album is entitled "Miles From Home" and marks their third release. It follows-up to this year split with Australia's Perspectives.

On 15th December they are gonna play the record release show with band's close friends in Empty Handed, Blackstone, Client. and DRENCHES at JUZ Domino, Coburg.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

DROWING IN PRECONCEPTION debuted with a selfreleased EP

Wetzlar's Germany based DROWING IN PRECONCEPTION is a young oldschool hardcore foursome that debuted on the scene with a 5-track EP titled "What's Wrong?".
The guys are very rooted in DIY and selfreleased this first effort of which you can check out 2 tracks at their bandcamp.

Friday, November 23, 2012


The German DIY label started out earlier this year just announced that they will call it a day.
They have three official releases out and are gonna  post news on the last releases that they will make available before walking definitely out.

DR001 - HIEROGLYPHS - Consuming The Swarm (Tape - July'12)
DR002 - DROWN IN YOUR BLOOD - Golden Kids Reign The World (CD - August'12)
DR003 - ''Bring Back The Politics'', WOLF x DOWN & TRUE VALIANCE Split (Tape - August'12)

TRUE SPIRIT VOL.#1 tour in May 2013

European hardcore fans will be jumping off cliffs when they know what tour is coming their way in May 2013.
The likes of NO TURNING BACK, STRENGTH APPROACH, RISK IT WORLD EATER and REMPTION DENIED will be together on a tour organized by Stronger Bookings -unfortunately, the tour will not touch Italy.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

WHALES' ISLAND has a new video up

Palermo's melodicore finest WHALES' ISLAND has posted a brand new video for the song "Over The Reef". The track is included in their last 7" EP "Chronicles of Pretenders" and the clip was shot by band's friend and touring buddy Claudio "Stanga" Stanghellini.


Read here about the new adding to  Facedown evergrowing family...

Born and raised in the Pennsylvania Rust Belt, THOSE WHO FEAR are coming out swinging with the blue collar work ethic of their hometown, Pittsburgh, PA staunchly ingrained in them. Their brand of east coast hardcore comes at you like a wall of sound, and Those Who Fear make no apologies for the message behind the music. “The power behind our message is our main drive. Without that we’d be just another band.”

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

February 2013 - SHAI HULUD to deliver their new album

February 2013. A news many of SHAI HULUD's fans were in anxious wait for. Florida's hardcore/metal veterans announced the release dates of the new record. The follow-up to 2007's "Misanthropy Pure" sees NFG's Chad Gilber back on the mic. The singer seated behind the desk as well taking care himself of the production duties.

Shai Hulud's "Reach Beyond the Sun" will be released on February 19th in North America, and February 15th/18th in Europe.

Century Media Records welcomes DEEZ NUTS, new album out in 2013

Australia's hip-hop hardcore DEEZ NUTS signs with Century media and has a new record coming out in 2013.

Century Media Records is delighted to welcome DEEZ NUTS to the family. DEEZ NUTS is the brainchild of JJ Peters and started after his original band (and pioneering Australian metal-core outfit) I Killed The Prom Queen decided to split up in early 2008. Heavily influenced by hardcore and hip-hop styles of music JJ set out to do something different that incorporated both styles of music, thus DEEZ NUTS was born. To date DEEZ NUTS have put out 2 full length albums, one EP and a DVD. During countless tours throughout Europe, USA and their native Australia they have slowly, but steadily recruited a loyal fan-base across the world.

Monday, November 19, 2012

OUR DISHONOR s/t EP and 1-track EP feat.Milo up @ bandcamp

Alicante's (Vega baja) OUR DISHONOR have made available the self-titled EP and an another 1-track EP feat. Dias De Gloria's Milo on their bandcamp profile. Both recordings can be downloaded for free.
The young fivesome is still in their twenties, sings in Spanish and is composed of Xals vocals, Toni (End Of Ouroboros) guitar, Javito (Truths Like Fist) guitar, Alex bass and Victor (End Of Ouroboros/ex-Nervia) on drums.


Got this news from Let It burn...

‎POISON THE BLOOD are fucking dead! As a final farewell they posted this video with footage taken during the last Poison My Blood show ever on October 26, 2012 at De Klinker Club in Aarschot, Belgium.

RIP POISON MY BLOOD: 2006 - 2012

Sick Of It All's Lou Koller endorses BORN ANNOYING

In a recent interview Lou took the chance to endorse a couple of bands on Reaper records...

It's not too often that a veteran band publicly endorses a band just beginning to cut their teeth. Much respect to Lou Koller from Sick Of It All for including BORN ANNOYING in a recent interview for Top 5 Tracks. He also mentions SHEER TERROR from the 7" released by Reaper as well.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

KYLESA, ‘FROM THE VAULTS, VOL. 1′ – Exclusive album stream at

Has announced by Laura during the interview we did in Milan earlier this year KYLESA has been digging through their archives and they’ve come up with the new 12-song set, ‘From the Vaults, Vol. 1,’ which is due this Tuesday (Nov. 20). The band is teaming with  to bring you the exclusive album stream ahead of its release, and we’re happy too to provide this advance listen of the ‘Form the Vaults’ collection.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

"This Heart Still Beats" ANCHOR's East Asia tour documentary online tomorrow

Göteborg's ANCHOR are well known among the HC scene to be a bunch of relentless road warriors.
They recently took their shows to East Asia and documented this tour experience with a tour-documentary entitled "This Heart Still Beats" that is gonna be online tomorrow.