Friday, February 28, 2014

RED FANG interview

by Michela A.

What do Red Fang and The Stranglers have in common? Is everything we see in Red Fang videos happening for real? What would guitarist and singer Bryan Giles do now in his life if he wasn’t playing in Red Fang? If you keep losing sleep wondering about this and more (and now, of course, you will!) just feed up your curiosity reading these lines!
We had the chance to meet Bryan just before Red Fang blasting show at Bloom, opened by their tour-buds Lord Dying and Shrine.

Now hitting Europe with their last kick-ass release “Whales and Leeches”, the four-piece from Portland, Oregon, keeps making heads bang hard playing in jam packed-venues and electrifying crowds of all sorts. Incontrovertible evidence that since their beer-fuelled beginnings in 2009 Red Fang really haven’t missed a shot.

DESTRAGE streaming new album 'Are You Kidding Me? No.' on Metal Sucks!

A press-release off Metalblade camp. It's about mindbogglingly complex meltingpot of heaviness melody and whatever in between that is DESTRAGE from Milano, Italy, who have their third full-length out on March the 3rd 2014 in Europe and March the 4th in the USA.

Just on the day of release of their new album Are You Kidding Me? No., Milan, Italy natives DESTRAGE are streaming the entire album courtesy of Metal Sucks. That's right, stream Are You Kidding Me? No. in full HERE.

Friday, February 21, 2014


Okay, we have an ITALY SPECIAL review run. This wasn't actually planned but considering that we had already a few reviews ready about Italian albums I thought I could pay homage to the scene adding a couple more releases picked out from the stuff filed under "to be reviewed". 1, 2, 3, 4 Let's go...

SAFE Ride A New Season (MCD)

by marcs77

Okay, this one hit my mailbox (the good-old-fashioned one) with a
 perfect timing to make it to be added in this “Italy special” reviews run.
And let me say that this 6-track EP comes pretty much as a real surprise has far as the music style goes.
Milano's SAFE is not a toddling new band or a side project thing by ex-members of (actually they populate this band too if you know Half My Time and Fumbles In Life) but they've actually been around 11 years, though primarily as a studio project deeply wanted by Dharmavit Das e Marco Mantovani, who, this time around, have Dem on drums.
Well, what did surprise me so much? You know, Safe are known to be a Krishna-Core combo, and forgetting the “core” tag for a moment and the ethereal beatific Krishna imagery of cover-artwork and back-artwork, listening to their older stuff you could say their sound well-fitted among the hardcore tout court, melodic HC okay, but now their songs have more of a punkrock feel to it (perhaps the border is subtle and it's just my personal feel).

Friday, February 14, 2014


REDEMPTION hails from Odessa City, Ukraine. Formed probably last year (their FB page is up since July) and plays emotional hardcore punk metioning bands like Reason To Believe, Dag Nasty, The Offspring, Freewill, Unity, Amenity as some of their personal influences.

The four-piece recorded a 2-song demo released on January 19th 2014 on Hypodermic rec.

Stream here the demo which is up for a name your price deal on their bandcamp

Thursday, February 13, 2014

TO KILL farewell shows, dates finally announced

Roma's hardcore finest force TO KILL finally annouced the two dates they'll be playing this coming April as
a good, and last, chance to kiss longtime and loyal fans goodbye.
The five-piece called it quits in 2010 with the promise that they would make up with the kids by coming up with a surprise, and breaking a 3 years silence, last December word went out about some shows the band were gonna play in Italy in 2014.
So here you are the official word from their FB page and the dates confirmed:

We're so excited to announce the dates for our shows and we couldn't be happier with the bands we have the privilege to play with, bands made of friends and brothers who walked with us every step of the way. We are so happy our bros in Jet Market are reuniting for this, it's going to be amazing.
Events will soon be shared, with all infos on pre-sales and everything you'll need to know.
We just can't wait to see you all there.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

BRUTAL TRUTH unveil new video and confirm farewell European festival dates

After re-uniting in 2006 and delivering two new records, "Evolution Through Revolution" (2009) and "End Time" (2011), both released on Relapse records, New York City grindcore masters BRUTAL TRUTH has recently annouced their plans to call it a day later this year.
They'll be hitting the road to say goodbye to their fans including those who live in Europe. Read on the press piece spread by Relapse records...

Following the recent news that BRUTAL TRUTH will be calling it a day and hanging up their grinding shoes this October, the band have started to announce their final European shows. The four-piece grind crew will play several more dates throughout the year, some of which have already been announced. Confirmed BRUTAL TRUTH European shows:

2 May / Temples Festival, Bristol - Last ever UK show
3 May / Neurotic Deathfest, Tilburg - Last ever Dutch show
21 June / Hellfest, Clisson - Last ever France show

In addition to announcing their final tour dates, BRUTAL TRUTH have also unveiled the brand new video for the track Stroy. The video is being exclusively premiered worldwide today via - who describes the video as "a creepy and atmospheric journey that sees our grind heroes zoning out and and embarking on an astral dirge that’ll give you nightmares for weeks." Watch the video HERE.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS Announce 10 Year Anniversary The Silence In Black and White World Tour

Lots of things went down the road since the release of HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS's debut full-length, Victory record highest selling debut, "The Silence In  Black And White" dated June 2004.
The fivesome from Dayton, OH recently revealed that they'll be properly celebrating this milestone. Read on...

Hawthorne Heights is pleased to announce the 10-Year Anniversary of The Silence In Black And White World Tour. Hawthorne Heights released the now seminal and platinum-selling album, The Silence In Black And White in June of 2004. The album's release immediately resonated within the scene - selling the most first-week copies for a debut album in Victory Records history. Singles "Ohio Is For Lovers" and "Niki FM" were immediate hits propelling the band to the brink of mainstream success, launching record sales into the stratosphere - firmly cementing the album's status as the quintessential Emo album of the generation.

The 10-Year Anniversary Tour kicks-off in April, with the first leg of dates taking place in Europe. Subsequent legs for North America, Asia and Australia will be announced shortly. The band will play The Silence In Black And White from start to finish!

Follows the European dates of the tour