Sunday, April 27, 2014

H2O interview

Their first 20 years into the hardcore punk

by marcs77

NYC's hardcore punk finest H2O celebrates this year the 20th milestone since band's first toddling in the hardcore punk scene and as the title of their 2008's full-length goes the foursome got really nothing to prove; to themselves, to their loyal fan-base they worked their asses off to build and to those who may perhaps criticize their beliefs and what H2O stands for, you know, there are always some.
A few minutes after a sweat-soaked and very intense show they played in a small warehouse venue located at the south borders of Milano I hooked up with a bit out-breathed Rusty Pistachio (guitar) to talk about hardcore punk or better say “What Happened?” to the hardcore-punk.

Friday, April 25, 2014

VANNA to release new album "Void" on Pure Noise records

Boston’s melodic hardcore group, VANNA has announced they will release their new album "Void" June 16th on Pure Noise Records. "Void" is Vanna’s debut album for Pure Noise Records, and their 5th full length, which was recorded at the Machine Shop in New Jersey with Will Putney (Stay From The Path, Northlane, Miss May I). A full track listing can be seen below.

Vocalist Davey Muise had the following to say about the new record:

“One of the things we love most about music is the freedom to try new things and mess around with new sounds and bring different elements into play. We've gotten to work with such amazing producers and engineers in the past. As we started looking towards our future and what we wanted to capture with a new record we started jamming some of out favorite sounding records of late and they all had one common denominator- Will Putney.”

ASILO releases their debut full-length "Comunión"

Buenos Aires ASILO has recently released their debut 10-track full-length titled "Comunión" via Zann's
Music (CD format) while Distroiart distroiart will be pressing it on tape cassette.
The double-bass driven sludge, doom crust industrial influenced foursome started out in 2009 and the new effort marks the third release for the band which includes a 2-track EP dated 2012 and a split with Neh Czneg out last year.

The full album is up for streaming and sale at bandcamp

Thursday, April 24, 2014

BAYSIDE take "CULT" across Europe from April 29th supporting Alkaline Trio

One of my personal favs are back to you Europe to tour on their latest effort "Cult"...

Hot off the heels from the UK leg of the tour, NYC’s BAYSIDE will be hitting the road in Mainland Europe supporting Alkaline Trio.
Starting on April 29th in Cologne (Germany) and circling around the continent to Helsinki'sNosturi on May 15th, they are geared up and ready to show off their new album "CULT". “We’re really excited to get on the road and play these songs”, says vocalist/guitaristAnthony Raneri. “This is really our opus. We labored over this record more than ever before.”

Released on February 18, 2014 via Hopeless Records, "CULT" brings the band not only full circle in their sound but saturates it to the point that it sounds exactly what it should sound like: Bayside.

EXPIRE's "Pretty Low" new record update

B9 records band's EXPIRE to release their sophomore album...

Midwestern heavy hitters Expire recently wrapped recording on their second full-length, Pretty Low, at Howl Street Recordings in Milwaukee. Following its completion, the album went into the hands of Jay Maas at Getaway Studios for mastering and is now ready to be heard. Pretty Low features 11 tracks of honest and uncompromising hardcore and is the follow-up to Expire's B9 debut Pendulum Swings which was called "one of the best hardcore albums to be released this decade" by Rise HXC.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


INDIAN From All Purity (CD)

by Michela A.

Forget the bright colors of the upcoming spring, forget sun, daisies and blues skies...‘cause INDIAN new and 5th full-length “From all purity” out on Relapse on January 21st is here to bring you back to a dark and gloomy Hades. The Chicago-based sludge/doom quartet featuring ex member of Wolves In The Throne Room Will Lindsay is back with an extremely raw, harsh, disturbing 6-track album which will leave you with an aftertaste of inescapable oppression. Raw sound, dead-march alike rhythm section, black metal-influenced vocals and oppressive riffs, all trademark elements of all Indian previous releases, are here violently pushed to breaking point.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

RED FANG Euro tour 2014, the second coming

RED FANG can definitely call Europe their new home.
After numerous succesful and sold out shows in January, February, March and April (currently still on tour in Finland and Russia), the Portland quartet RED FANG have announced European live dates for the summer, including various festival appearances.

All dates:

25.07.14 Germany Neuensee Rock Im Wald
26.07.14 Netherlands Lichtenvoorde Zwarte Cross Festival
27.07.14 Germany Saarbrücken Garage
28.07.14 Italy Milan Magnolia
29.07.14 Italy Rome Traffic

Friday, April 11, 2014

BANE "Don't Wait Up", the final album?

The word has been around since last year, the new BANE album titled "Don't Wait Up", the follow-up to 2005's "The Note" will be the last for Worcester, Massachusetts based hardcore quintet.
The 10-track album was recorded in Haverhill, MA with producer Jay Maas (Defeater, Bane).
The band announced that the record is scheduled for release on May the 13th through their longtime label Equal Vision records and they will be starting touring on it in the US on May 23rd  featuring support from Turnstile and Take Offense.

Watch here the official album trailer

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

WEEKEND NACHOS Summer Euro tour

A tour thrash-punk-grindcore fanatics will better not be missing. Relapse's WEEKEND NACHOS are
gonna take their van and noise-filled extreme music around Europe this summer.

Chicago powerviolence kings WEEKEND NACHOS have announced a run of European dates this summer. Riding the success of last year's punishing Still, the boys will pack nine shows into nine days in a brutal conquest that's sure to leave no survivors. The dates will include a stop at France's Hellfest --Relapse press.

Tour dates:

Jun 13 - Postdam GER - Spartacus
Jun 14 - Copenhagen DK - Basement
Jun 15 - Rostock GER - Jaz (Matinee) w/ Primitive Man
Jun 16 - Mullheim GER - AZ
Jun 17 - Eindhoven NL - Dynamo w/ Primitive Man
Jun 18 - Antwerp BEL - Kavka w/ Primitive Man, Nervous mothers
Jun 19 - Paris FR - La Mecanique Ondulatoire
Jun 20 - Clisson FR - Hellfest
Jun - 21 - London UK - Birthdays

Friday, April 4, 2014

KYLESA interview

by Michela A.

It’s not the first time we have a talk with Kylesa, but this prolific metal-sludgy-psychedelic, better, kaleidoscopic 5-piece from Savannah, GA, has always some news to tell. We had the chance to have a beer with vocalist/guitarist Laura Pleasant in the venue’s warehouse just before their show at Arci Lo Fi in Milan, last 25th of January and we talked about Kylesa’s new album “Ultraviolet”, their record label “Retrofuturist Records” -and what lies behind these evocative names- the “new entry” in Kylesa backline and lots more. Maybe going a little bit off-topic sometimes? Well, just read and judge by yourself!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

NAPALM DEATH – Release special Roadburn festival EP and charity Cardiacs cover-download!

A massively lengthy press release off Century Media camp about UK's metal grindcore masters NAPALM

After a successful run of dates all across Europe including shows with Hatebreed and The Exploited, Grindcore legends NAPALM DEATH are proud to announce 2 very special projects that have been in the works recently.

First of all and as of today, NAPALM DEATH are launching a special cover song of the track “To Go Off And Things” by the Cardiacs via their bandcamp site as charity download.

NAPALM DEATH’s bass-player Shane Embury checked in to comment as follows: "Since I was blessed with being introduced to CARDIACS way back in 1986 they have been one of my favorite bands of all time! Getting to meet and become friends with Tim Smith, the musical genius behind it all, over the years was an added bonus. Tim always struck me as a person with a massive heart, who had a very pure and innocent view of the world in which we live in - something i totally related to, as the world can be a dark place - he radiated happiness.