Saturday, December 12, 2015

QUESTIONS interview

by marcs77
photos taken from Questions fb diary

Going on 15 years now São Paulo, Brazil's QUESTIONS has come really a long way, especially for a tight bunch of friends hailing from a troubled country, Pablo (guitar) still consider it himself to be a third-world nation (that's really not what media tell us here in Europe, right?...), rehearsing, playing local shows, recording their own material and making their dream to fly out to Europe and tour it more than once come true. All this and much more has been made possible by their endless love for music, the punk hardcore music itself as a means and outlet to express themselves and reach out to other like-minded kids all around the world and some solid DIY ethics that have been the real drive for the four-piece (the band line up is completed by Edu -vocals, Helio -bass and Daz -drums) since day one.

2015 saw the band putting out their forth full-length album titled “Pushed Out...of Society”, in Europe on Toanol records and in Brazil last September via Seven Eight Life Recordings.

Friday, December 11, 2015

SVALBARD "One Day All This Will End" out on cassette version on Bloodsocked records

Sweden's DIY label Bloodsoaked records reveals that its seventh release is represented by SVALBARD from Bristol, UK, with their debut full-length album "One Day All This Will End", 8 tracks that mix melodic post hardcore crust punk and black metal.
The cassette version includes one exclusive cover of Sweden's Victims.
This release is currently limited to 25 exclusive Silver Fang Mirror cassettes and 75 black tapes.

Stream here the album's opening track titled "Perspective"

Monday, December 7, 2015

HATEBREED signs a worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast records

New Haven, Connecticut hardcore giants HATEBREED have extended their relationship with Nuclear Blast and signed a brand new deal worldwide!
The group previously released their last album, "The Divinity Of Purpose", through Nuclear Blast in Europe, and now the band has chosen to broaden their relationship and extend their contract to North America.
Comments vocalist Jamey Jasta: "HATEBREED signing to Nuclear Blast worldwide could not come at a better time and we’re extremely excited to get this new album out and commence the world tour in 2016 and 2017! Our diehards have been patiently waiting for headline dates and new songs, we can’t wait for everyone to hear what we have been working on!”

Broken Rim Records releasing 'demon daze' latest LP from Boston indie 3-Piece sports.

For all the emo nerds...

Boston three-piece sports. (yes that's lower case with a period at the end) are teaming with Broken
Rim Records to release their latest LP 'demon daze' on vinyl - a first for the band - on January 8 2016.

The album was recorded last March with Mike Moschetto at The Office in North Andover, MA.

You can stream and download the entire record here

Title Fight, Moose Blood, Basement & more for Compilation Album in aid of Mental Health Charity MIND

Back up your words with actions, good actions!

Essex-based independent label Close To Home Records are pleased to announce the release of their ‘Some Kind of Fix’ charity compilation album, out now and available to stream and download digitally.

A collection of songs raising awareness of mental health issues including depression, anxiety and self-harm, the compilation costs £5 to download and all the profits will be donated to mental health charity MIND. The record is available to stream and download via the Heads Above The Waves website now at:

Saturday, December 5, 2015

THE LAMPLIGHTERS share new video for 'Basement' ahead of the release of new album "Views"

German melodic punk rock quartet THE LAMPLIGHTERS have shared their new video for the song "Basement" ahead of the release of their new album "Views", out on the December 18th 2015 through No Panic Records.

Watch here the video up at Hardcore Worldwide

THE SHRINE unveil video for "Coming Down Quick" premiered via NOISEY

Venice Beach, CA's purveyors of psychedelic violence, THE SHRINE, have released the video for "Coming Down Quick" from their new Century Media Records debut, "Rare Breed".
The record came out in Europe October 30, 2015 and will see a release on January 15, 2016 (with extended content) in North America.

Watch the video premiered via Noisey here:

IGNITE shares the first single off new album "A War Against You"

Orange County, CA's IGNITE is sharing the first single off the upcoming new album "A War Against You", which is set for a worldwide release on January 8th 2016.
The song is titled "Nothing Can Stop Me" and is also available as a limited 7" through Century Media records.

Stream it here and scroll down to read the lyrics

Monday, November 30, 2015

DRÅP to play in Finland in January 2016

Got to review the debut full-length "En Naturlig Död" by DRÅP in one of the review runs.
The crust punk/death metal 4-piece outfit from Sundsvall, Sweden just announced they will play 3 exclusive live shows in Finland in January 2016 together with Finland's M.O.R.A (another band we recently reviewed that has a new MCD out titled "Halveksunnan Aika").

On youtube, on Bloodsoaked Videos channel, you can find a black&white full-concert video filmed last September when DRÅP played at 128A in Gothenburg.

Watch the clip here

Saturday, November 21, 2015

WALLS OF JERICHO interview with Candace Kucsulain

by marcs77

I hadn't pre-arranged anything for this interview to happen but being at the Radio Onda D'urto show, where Detroit, MI's long-running hardcore powerhouse WALLS OF JERICHO were going up on stage right before the headliner Biohazard, I bumbed into Candace Kucsulain (WOJ's vocals) and jumped at the chance to ask her if she was up for a chat for an interview feature on And not much of a surprise she was okay to reply a few questions just informing that she unfortunately had a pretty sore throat and wished to spare her voice as much as she could for the show -fully understandable but, however, it speaks volume about the dedication these guys have to their work and fans.
Read on what Candace had to say and be on the look out for the new album and follow-up to 2008's “The American Dream” to come out in 2016 via Napalm records.

LIKE TORCHES announce new album "SHELTER" out january 22nd on Ruderecords

The pop punk resurgence keeps going strong...

LIKE TORCHES have announced the release of their new album "Shelter", due out on Rude Records, the label the foursome recently signed with, on January 22nd 2016.

Singer Jonathan Kärn comments: "A big part of this album was written in a country house far up north in Sweden. With no cell reception, internet or human interactions. This was a great experience for all of us as a group, to connect and strengthen our friendship to a new level. It also helped us find the shape and sound that we wanted for this next album. The vibe of the album is emotional and angry, it's a compilation of everything that we have been through these past years. We have put everything we got into it”.

"Shelter" was produced and recorded by Ryan Key (Yellowcard) at Missing Man Recordings in Stockholm. Like Torches have a long time working relationship with Yellowcard’s own Ryan Key, who has produced both the debut and forthcoming record.

Watch the music video for the single "Skeletons" here.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

South Wales CONTINENTS announced UK tour this December

This item's for UK' readers or those currently spending their time over there...
South Wales, UK CONTINENTS announced some UK tour dates in true DIY style and will be heading this December to corners of the country to help promote their new sophomore album ‘Reprisal’ out everywhere on Victory records (on Oct. 30th 2015).

“We had experienced some serious challenges as a band, so we had a lot to get off our chest. Some of the riffs are dark, slow and you can feel this atmosphere spread throughout the band like a cancer,” states drummer Duncan “Ken” Hamill.

Tour dates:

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

TURNSTILE's Euro tour kicks off tomorrow Nov. the 18th

Baltimore's hottest young fresh-sounding hardcore band TURNSTILE, that released their debut full-length titled "Nonstop Feeling" beginning of year on Reaper records, are touring Europe on the "Forced Order Tour" starting tomorrow Nov.18th in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
The European leg of their tour across the pond ends on Nov.28th in Paris but the band will be heading to UK to play 2 aditional headline shows and a string of dates to support The Story So Far.

Follows the dates of "Forced Order Tour"

Sunday, November 15, 2015

STAND ALONE are set to release their debut EP self-titled, Stand Alone, on Monday 30th November

London Hardcore outfit, STAND ALONE, are set to release their debut EP self-titled, "Stand Alone", on Monday 30th November.

The band shot a video clip for the song "Short Sighted", the single they debuted on September 28th.

Watch the video here

Monday, November 9, 2015

Birmingham newcomers BEAUMONT reveal video for debut single "Boys and Girls"

UK has quickly become the new home for everything pop-punk, right?

Birmingham-based newcomers BEUMONT are pleased to reveal the video for their debut single ‘Boys and Girls’ ahead of a run of UK dates in November supporting pop punks Light You Up and WSTR.
The track is available as a free download from the official bandcamp page and you can watch and share the video here:

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Italy's LAMANTIDE has new 12" EP out titled “Carnis Tempora: Abyssus”

Cremona, Italy based blackened post hardcore LAMANTIDE are out with a new 6-track EP that follows-up to their 2011's self-titled debut...

Epidemic Records is proud to take part in this beautiful release: Lamantide’s “Carnis Tempora: Abyssus”.
Lamantide is an Italian band, born at the end of 2009. They played many shows around Italy and Europe in these years.
Now they are releasing this concept 12″ EP, which, as they state, “[…]is inspired by an interest in the alchemical science and curiosity towards the studies conducted about it by the Swiss psychoanalyst C.G. Jung, who has placed them at the foundation of his theory.”
Lyrics, music and artwork work together to express the thoughts behind Lamantide’s work at their best.

IGNITE reveal cover and track listing of “A War Against You”, announce single “Nothing Can Stop Me” and international shows

Do you remember when the last IGNITE full-length come out? It was 2006 and titled “Our Darkest Days”. It's been such a long time and at many points over the course of the these past 9 years a new release for the Orange County's punks was really something you wouldn't expect anytime soon or even consider it an option anymore.
2016 will see the release of the new IGNITE and the band are happy to reveal the front cover of the album entitled “A War Against You” out worldwide through Century Media on January 8th, 2016.

“A War Against You” comes with the following track listing:

MEAN JEANS signs to fat wreck chords, new album to be released in 2016

About the newest signing at Fat Wreck Chords...

Portland’s Mean Jeans have long been a favorite of ours at the FAT office, and now we get to put their next record out! Known for their blistering live shows, Mean Jeans will be celebrating properly with us this weekend at FEST! That’s right, they’ll be performing this Sunday at Cowboys at 7:30PM with The Copyrights in Gainesville, FL! We couldn’t be more excited to welcome their high octane sing-along anthems to the FAT catalog. We’ll be releasing their third proper full-length in 2016, so stay tuned for those details. In the meantime, head over to their bandcamp page, take a listen and scope out their remaining tour dates for the year. Best of all, read what drummer/vocalist Andrew (aka Jeans Wilder) had to say about FAT below.

France's melodic hardcore outfit WAKE THE DEAD have a new video clip up for the song titled "M"

WAKE THE DEAD, a foursome hailing from Marseille, France, will be releasing a full-length record in 2016 to follow-up to their last effort, the EP "Meaningless Expectations" dated 2012.
The new outing will feature 12 tracks and to build a wee bit of expectation to its release the guys have posted the video clip for the new song "Letter To You" in September and a few days ago a second clip for the track "M" -the latter features live and on the road footage shot during the South Asia tour they did in 2012 and the one that took Wake The Dead in China/Japan last year.

Waiting for the new record to come out watch here both video clips:,

Sunday, October 25, 2015

DEARIST streams debut album "This House Has No Windows"

A UK indie rock post-hardcore-punk emo band that fans of Fugazi, Rival Sons, Brand New, Thurday, Bayside will likely find of insterest...

Wolverhampton based quartet DEARIST are pleased to announce that their debut album ‘This House Has No Windows’ is streaming in full and available now for free download via Southend-on-Sea independent label Close To Home Records (Faux, Sneeze, Tilde, Of Us Giants, Walleater, Great Sale Day) official website.

Dearist are also pleased to announce they will be hitting the road on a short run of UK dates in November with Leeds pop punks Calls Landing – front man Adam Binder commented on the news: “We're super excited to be playing with Calls Landing and we are so stoked to be getting out and playing these songs finally. We've been working on the record long enough now - it's time to get out there and thrash these songs out on stage.”

Watch the video clip for  "Fix" the song track of the album

Saturday, October 24, 2015

LIONHEART new album out in January 2016 and Euro tour in February 2016

Northern California based and lomg time running hardcore heavyweights LIONHEART has recently completed the recordings for their new album, the first in 4 years, that will see the light of the day on January 22, 2016 via their own LHHC records and BDHW records.
The record is entitled "Love Don't Live Here".

The band about their new effort: "Heavy, dark, pissed, and full of pain; this album represents everything we've wanted to do with our music, and we did it on our own terms, our own way".
The release of the record will be followed up with video clips and lots of touring to their new music to as many people as possible.

Lionheart have just started spreading the word about their Euro tour that's gonna kick off Poznan, Poland on Feb. the 5th 2016 to end in Vienna, Austria on Feb. the 28th -see flyer here below.
The will be on the road with Desolated, Kublai Khan, Fallbrawl.

Monday, October 19, 2015

German crossover quintet EARL GREY releases "Haven" new video single

Hot on the heels of the release of their sophomore EP ‘Passing Time’, German fusers of pop punk and hardcore, EARL GREY, from Mönchengladbach, have released the video for single ‘Haven’.
Haven is comprised of footage from their recent first European tour, which saw the quintet visit the mainland and UK with Scotland’s Yeah Detroit.
Bassist Lukas discusses the tracks thematic origin, stating that “The song is about doing more for others than for yourself. Sometimes you feel that you can't go on anymore and start feeling weak. We're all just looking for a place to rest our bones and that's why we decided to call it Haven.”

Saturday, October 17, 2015

RED CAR BURNS, new album out and appearance at THE FEST '14

Lodi area, Italy punk rock emo-core outfit RED CAR BURNS just released their new self-titled album via No Reason records and No Panic records.
This record is the third lengthy effort, for this foursome around since 2004, and follows up, after 4 years, "The Roots And The Ruins" (No Reason records / Engineering records UK), a record that itself marked the comeback of the band after a hiatus.
Red Car Burns will be appearing, as one of the international bands, at famed underground punk, hardcore, indie and alt-country 3-day festival THE FEST 14 in Gainesville, FL (Oct 30th, Oct 31st & Nov 1st).
For more info go to The Fest webpage here

Listen here to the track "Devil Is In My Room" off the new album


FOUR SEASONS ONE DAY European tour 2015

Palermo, Italy punk rock combo FOUR SEASONS ONE DAY is hitting the road to take their asses
up to North Italy and in Europe.
The tour kicks off on Nov. 3rd 2015 in Roma to end in Palermo on Nov.14th where the foursome will have a party for the release of their new EP entitled "In Stone", out through No Panic records.
The new effort follows-up to last year debut record "Tutti Morti".
The band has been sharing on the net the track "Barricade" which you can stream here below together the other 2 songs featured on the EP.

Follows the tour dates:

03 Roma, Italy @ Alvarado Street
04 Bologna, Italy @ Freakout Club
05 Torino, Italy @ Cafè Liber

Monday, October 12, 2015

SAM ALONE & THE GRAVEDIGGERS sign with People Like You Records

Poli Correia’s (aka Sam Alone) music is a way to tell heartfelt stories about ordinary people that all of us can relate to: about growing up, everyday struggles and everyday heroes. For SAM ALONE & THE GRAVEDIGGERS he is armed with his “Working Class Rifle”, an old, rugged guitar, and accompanied by The Gravediggers, a group of likeminded people that share the same vision of playing handmade “music for the people” that is deeply rooted in folk and classic protest songs, but coming with a fresh and contemporary edge. The heavily tattooed singer and guitarist is no newbie in the international music world, together with guitarist Pedro Matos he is regularly touring the globe with the hardcore band Devil In Me. While their alter ego as Devil In Me is a lot louder the message is the same for both creative collectives: keeping a positive attitude while expressing the frustration about social injustices and ultimately striving for the world to become a better place. The road, friends and family are some of the main influences for the six piece band coming from Portugal that is another perfect example that great talent is thriving everywhere.

SAM ALONE & THE GRAVEDIGGERS have a new album, “Tougher Than Leather”, ready to be released all over Europe in early 2016. Get a first taste of it by watching the video for the title track that is surely going to make you tap your feet and snap your fingers, watch the clip here

Sunday, October 4, 2015


by marcs77

I remember attending a local Spleen Flipper gig for the release of their latest work “The Will To Kill” and opening up that night was Lodi's quintet A Theory Of Justice. It was a while I didn't catch up with ATOJ and when they started playing I've immediately got the feel the band was heading towards changes in terms of sound, being what I was hearing something more like darker and tense than the new school hardcore meets metalcore stuff included in their very first outing titled “Athena”, and I knew them for.
A few years went by from that show and last December 2014 the guy released a new self-titled EP that only confirmed the sounds they had been shooting for were very different from Athena's.
Their new stuff is reminiscent to me of Trustkill's metalcore as well as the darker chaotic angular math-post-hardcore-metal of bands on Deathwish Inc. records.
I emailed the band a few questions to learn first hand as much as possible about this change in sound, ATOJ (the EP) and get information about The Creature Fest and Clam association, +AMICI -STORIE and more...

Saturday, September 26, 2015

NYHC icons AGNOSTIC FRONT to kick off European tour soon, singer talks about tour memories, video available!

Seminal New York hardcore pioneers AGNOSTIC FRONT are heading to European shores for their highly anticipated run in October.
The tour runs through September 30th to October the 25th.
Nuclear Blast records recently caught up with front man Roger Miret to ask him about some of his favourite tour memories and whether or not he likes to attend live shows himself.

Check out what he had to say here or over on YouTube:

RANDOM HAND share 'After The Alarm' stream taken from the new album 'Hit Reset' - Out 2nd October 2015

Having played out their final run of shows this summer and now on hiatus, RANDOM HAND are releasing their final, PledgeMusic funded album, 'Hit Reset', on 2nd October 2015, through Bomber Music.
To celebrate, the band have shared the lead single, 'After The Alarm', taken from the brand new album.

The band smashed all PledgeMusic records when announcing the new album, reaching their goal in record time, testament to the bands loyal fanbase.
'Hit Reset' features 12 tracks of signature, Random Hand style punk/ska/metal crossover.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Fat Wreck Chords signs again FACE TO FACE, new album out in 2016

Whooaa, that's some great news for all fans of seminal punk band FACE TO FACE...

Looks like the FAT family is expanding! Perhaps you picked up the hint at our FAT Anniversary show in LA when face to face graced the stage to perform a few numbers? If you were just reveling in nostalgia as you sang along to "Disconnected" off their classic album, "Don't Turn Away", we are here to connect the dots. As of today, we can officially reveal that Fat Wreck Chords and Face To Face have reunited!
And it gets better: this week, the band heads to Colorado and the legendary Blasting Room. There, they'll be holed up for about a month, combining forces with the studio’s powerhouse producers Bill Stevenson and Jason Livermore to record their ninth full-length!
Due out in 2016, the new album will showcase all the infectious melodies and driving guitars you’d expect on a Face To Face punk record, amplified by the Fort Collins production machine.

Face To Face, vocalist/songwriter Trever Keith comments:

Saturday, September 12, 2015


ROUND7 No Excuse (CD)

by marcs77

Beginning of June I received the latest stuff from Indelirium records and again the Molina Aterno, L'Aquila, Italy based DIY label confirms itself to keep its standards high thanks to a ever growing roster of very good and passionate bands and an enviable bunch of cool releases; these include a 10-track split featuring My Distance and The Memory, two Italian modern hardcore bands, whose previous outings have been reviewed here on gotanerve-zine -since, this time around, I won't be reviewing “Bridges” I just warmly suggest fans of modern hardcore that mixes melody, energy, chuggy riffs and heavy breakdowns to check this record out (The Memory has always a Comeback Kid feel to them while My Distance dirtied their sound with some heavy grooves and rockish influences).
Indeed, in this review run, I'm gonna feature two other interesting releases from Indelirium; one being ROUND7's debut full-length “No Excuse” and the second YORKSHIRE RATS' new album “Sea Of Souls” -the Brits return after a 9 years hiatus.
Let's get down first with Vicenza's Round 7, who follow-up their “United Kids” EP, out in November 2013, with this lengthy 12-song record entitled “No Excuse”.

LET IT BURN November releases: Hollow Sons + Tausend Loewen Unter Feinden + Human Touch

Germany's long time hardcore label LET IT BURN records is spreading the news about their
November 2015 triplete-release.
In the year the label celebrates its 15 birthday the guys decided to release, in the same month, three new records from Hollow Sons, Tausend Loewen Unter Feinden and Human Touch; all three bands are part of LIB roster and have stuff out for the label.

Let It Burn CEO's Chris commented: "15 years is a goddamn long time for sticking to "one thing". ​People tend to move on, to find new challenges in life.

Friday, September 11, 2015

FOR TODAY release first official "Wake" video trailer

Iowa-based powerhouse, FOR TODAY, have released the first official video trailer for their upcoming new album, "Wake", their debut on Nuclear Blast record that signed the metalcorers, formerly on Facedown records and Razor & Tie records, last June 2015.

"Wake" will be released worldwide on October 2, 2015 via Nuclear Blast.

Watch the trailer here

Sunday, September 6, 2015

HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS post new single off upcoming 'Hurt' EP, Out September 18

Dayton, OH's HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS have posted their new single "The Darkest Times" off of their new EP titled "Hurt" out 09.18.15.
HURT is the final EP in the band's 3-EP series.

The previous two EP's were titled HOPE & HATE. now.

You can hear the new single here or at the InVogue records YouTube Channel.

Friday, September 4, 2015

India's DEATH BY FUNGI releases 2 new songs

Mumbai, India's DEATH BY FUNGI is a hardcore outfitt formed in 2012 that recently released two new tracks which go follow up their demo recording "Are We Demo Or Are We Dancer?" out in 2014.

Their new self-titled work can be streamed and dowloaded for free on their bandcamp.

Stream here "Ingrates" and "Attrition" off the EP

Iconic Santa Cruz, California act BL’AST! has recently signed with Rise Records and has released a 2-Song EP entitled “For Those Who’ve Graced The Fire!”

"For Those Who’ve Graced The Fire!" is BL'AST's first new music in over 20 years.

Featuring core members Clifford Dinsmore, Mike Neider, Joey Castillo (Queens Of The Stone Age, Danzig, Eagles Of Death Metal, Wasted Youth) and Nick Oliveri (Queens Of The Stone Age, Kyuss), the band is joined on this new EP by their longtime friends Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, Nirvana) on drums and Chuck Dukowski (Black Flag) on bass (who filled in for Joey and Nick due to touring obligations).
The songs were recorded and mixed at Dave’s Studio 606.

The new EP is now streaming on the Rise Records Youtube channel.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

BIOHAZARD + WALLS OF JERICHO + NO OMEGA at Radio Onda D'Urto Fest, Aug. 13th 2015

words and pics by marcs77

Last evening I drove out with my car to Brescia to attend the annual fest of local long time independent radio called Onda D'Urto. I'm glad I've managed to make it there since I got to see a great concert and without the possibility to make advance planning and arrangements I, by chance, hooked up with Walls Of Jericho's Candace Kucsulain, she was out of backstage wandering around through the stalls selling colourful-hippish dresses, who kindly offered a bit of her time to reply a few questions for an interview will be featuring shortly -this despite her confiding to me that she really had to save her road's worn out voice for tonite show.

Okay, let's start reporting what went on up on the huge festival-like stage the radio set up for the live music events they'll be hosting until 29th August (today is just the second day).
No Omega
The band that has had the usually awkward task to open up the gig, a few minutes past 9.00 pm, is Stockholm, Sweden's NO OMEGA.

Monday, August 10, 2015

DARKEST HOUR interview

by marcs77

Honestly I think I kept this interview lingering I bit way longer than everyone would expect, this being recorded last November in Milan, but, you know, I'm dead sure DARKEST HOUR fans will always be eager to read up what guitar player and founder Mike Schleibaum (he's a real dude!) had to say about the then freshly released new self-titled record, on how he backed my not so concealed critics on their move toward more poppier sounds, and among the other things how Darkest Hour and Machine "Fucking" Head are a badass bill for every metal bangers and diehard fans of these two bands who put their hearts in whatever they do and just rip the stages together.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

'Graze' is taken from the new DOWNERS' EP 'Noose' out today August 1st 2015 on Local Colour Records

Those of you who like the indie, grungy sounds of the '90s will probably fall in love with this combo called DOWNERS that hails from North West, UK.
Are these sounds being favoured again among alternative punk music listeners? At the end of the 90's this was just one of those thoughts that oncel et out loud would have lot of people laughing in your face. If you were older enough you surely remember what I'm blabbing about. Rock was dead, punk was dead, grunge was dead!

'Graze' is taken from the new 3 track EP, ‘Noose’, which will be released on 1st of August on 7" vinyl and digital download through Local Colour Records. The band will be playing a tiny in-store at Action Records, Preston on Saturday 8th August to celebrate the release.

Watch here the video for the song "Graze"

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

UK's Pop Punk kings NECK DEEP release new single "Gold Steps" & Official music video

Who claims to be into pop punk must have been already initiated to NECK DEEP.
The Wrexham, UK residents have a new record on the way and news from their camp...

Neck Deep have premiered a music video for “Gold Steps” today. This is the second single off their highly anticipated sophomore full-length album "Life's Not Out To Get You", which is set to drop on August 14th.

Fans can watch the video on Hopeless Records’ YouTube channel now here:

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Oklahoma's NO X THANKS 7" debut out on xCommitmentx records

It's been more than 1,5 year since the last Commitment's release. It was Clear Path's "Wolf Pack" EP and I know you, like me, may have wondered what the label have been up to over this time and whether it was still on the map as far as releasing new bands goes. Yeah, they're still around and kicking and have shared some good news about an upcoming 7" as well as about several new releases in the works for the coming months.

The first release they will press is the debut 7” of Oklahoma based straight edge band NO THANKS.

Stream here one song titled "Creep" off the No Thanks 7" which is currently available on xCommitmentx rec bandcamp

Saturday, July 18, 2015

POTENCE is our latest "hot new band to check out", please do it...

by marcs77

It could be there is a “new” scene or something of the sort going and growing faster among the today's multifaceted hardcore punk. It's been a while now anyway. Currently there are lot of these bands in Italy and a few good locals from my area as well, and I'd like to think the label «blackened screamo post-hardcore» to fit just fine for describing this genre that blends the raw primal heaviness of black metal, unconventional angular song structures, obscure atmospheres and crusty hardcore punk urgency.
France's POTENCE, our “hot new band to check out”, ideally embodies all of above though for sure there's more served on the plate.
The foursome hails from Besançon-Strasbourg and has an untitled 4-track demo out you can download for a name-your-price-deal off their bandcamp page.
When I first heard their music I really liked the songs that make up the very first recording of these Frenchmen so we've decided to email them a few questions to give the guys the chance to introduce this new band to our readers.

gan: First off, can you please offer a lowdown on POTENCE? Who plays what, where you from, when you started out...

Saturday, June 27, 2015

SAFE interview

di marcs77 / foto Safe

Negli anni '90 all'interno dello straight edge punk hardcore vede la luce del sole un nuovo “sottogenere” che abbraccia la fede, filosofie, consapevolezze e pratiche spirituali legate alle tradizioni della cultura religiosa Induista ed alla devozione a Krishna. Questo stile musicale e di vita, è battezzato Krishna-core, ed ha come iniziatori e principali portabandiera, due combo con base a New York city, gli Shelter (band fondata da Ray Cappo dei seminali Youth Of Today) e i 108 (ci suona Vic DiCara ex Inside Out e la moglie di Steve Reddy). Nell'arco di breve periodo di tempo il genere inizia a raccogliere un numero maggiore di adepti e followers e dalla scena, sia a livello locale che internazionale, emergono nuove bands alcune delle quali pubblicheranno i propri dischi su Equal Vision, etichetta di Albany, NY, fondata nel '91 da Ray e Steve reddy (roadie degli YOT) per produrre gli albums della sua band e di altri gruppi, affini al messaggio e impegnati promotori del cammino spirituale ispirato da Krishna.
Qualche tempo fa, tramite un post su facebook, ho scoperto che anche a Milano, intorno alla metà degli anni '90, hanno fatto parlare di se due gruppi del filone, formati da frequentatori del centro culturale Govinda, che si chiamavano, GHCP (Govinda hardcore project, presenti nella band membri dei Sottopressione) autori di un apprezzato demo e un EP “Il Meglio Dei Due Mondi” e Shaa, che fanno uscire un'interessante demo e un vinile 7” intitolato “Meditazione” -registrazioni di entrambe i gruppi sono ascoltabili su youtube.
I SAFE, la band che abbiamo appena intervistato, nasce negli anni duemila,

Friday, June 12, 2015

Brazil's QUESTIONS announces release of new record "Pushed Out...Of Society"

Last March we posted an item about their now forthcoming Euro tour; here you are with some freshly backed news from São Paulo's hardcore punk ever rising force QUESTIONS.

We are proud to announce our new record, "Pushed Out... of Society".
Produced by Fernando Sanches at El Rocha Studio and mastered by Paul Miner at Buzzbomb Sound Labs in the US, the album is part of the series "Out of Society" and brings five new songs added to the four released in the 2013 EP.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

ABATON & VISCERA///: "Diade(ms)" - Crushing Collaborative 7" out on June 23 2015

San Francisco Bay Area darkness-obsessed DIY indie label Sentient Ruin Laboratories is extremely proud and honored to announce the release of the collaborative work of two of Italy's finest, most forward-thinking and heaviest sludge/doom/post-metal bands around these days, ABADON from Forlì, central Italy, and VISCERA/// from Cremona, northern Italy. This 7" vinyl EP is the culmination of a long lasting friendship between the two bands and of a shared vision that has been nurtured and obsessed upon by the bands in the last couple of years.
Titled "Diade(ms)", this collaborative EP is the manifestation of the wills of both bands to materialize a synergistic, interwoven, and multi-layered work, in which the two bands become fused into one multi-headed hideous sonic monstrosity to materialize and represent their own vision of complete aural annihilation.

Abaton and Viscera/// are among the heaviest bands to ever see the light on Italian soil, and Diade(ms) is to be considered the collision between the two darkness-fueled and angst-ridden worlds of these two bands, and the implosion of both bands' aesthetics into a single, soul-crushing, and pulverizing void of aural devastation. All lovers of the most dismal and crushing sludge/doom and fans of bands like Thou, Year of No Light, The Atlas Moth, Amenra, Unearthly Trance and the such, should not miss out on this crushing, two-movement slab of suffocating heaviness.

Listen to the track Special Needs being streamed on CVLT Nation

FOR ALL ETERNITY "Metanoia" out JULY 10th 2015

Sydney-based melodic metalcore band For All Eternity are bringing their signature beauty-laced brutality to the Facedown roster. Intertwining classic hardcore vocals with hints of polished singing over impressive musicianship has catapulted the band to the top of the Australian independent scene where they have toured nationally with some of the best live acts in music - Emery, The Devil Wears Prada, Parkway Drive, Impending Doom, Hatebreed, Texas in July, For Today, Oh Sleeper and Demon Hunter to name a few. Now they’re preparing to build upon their international fan-base and take the US by storm with their supreme live show and their Facedown debut album Metanoia.

Facedown want you to join them in welcoming For All Eternity to their Family, and look for "Metanoia" to be released on July 10.

You can watch the official clip for song "Break Of Down" here

Monday, June 1, 2015

NO REASON records 2015 FREE Sampler now available

NO REASON records as just released a digital compilation up from free download for all who know what some of the bands on NRR roster are and who has never heard this DIY punk label founded by a bunch of friends in 2006 in a small town named Secugnago, which is located a few kilometers away from Lodi, Not California, North Italy.
The 17-track compilation features both Italian and international acts and about some of these we had the chance to review and talk even recently.  I'm referring to bands like Torino's Malemute Kid, Milano's Low Derive and Roma's Dear Dust, but there are some staple names our loyal readers should definitely also know of and these are Roma's Jet Market (rip) and Bedtime For Charlie.

You can listen to and download the sampler here

Sunday, May 24, 2015

GAB DE LA VEGA: UK Tour dates announced

The italian acoustic punk folk singer-songwriter GAB DE LA VEGA has announced the dates of his
upcoming first UK Tour:

June 4th – UK – Brighton – The Lord Nelson Inn
June 5th – UK – London – L.A.R.C.
June 6th – UK – Bristol – The Chelsea
June 7th – UK – Cardiff – The Wells Hotel
June 8th – UK – Bradford – The 1 In 12 Club
June 9th – UK – Manchester – Ducie Bridge
June 10th – UK – Glasgow – The 13th Note
June 11th – UK – Edinburgh – The Banshee Labyrinth
June 12th – UK – Dundee – Cerberus Bar
June 13th – UK – Ashton-Under-Lyne – The Station Hotel

This tour promotes his new album "Never Look Back" that you can stream in full here: 

Saturday, May 23, 2015

BOHICA's 'Keep Me Awake' cassette tape released 20th May via Get Into It records

Cheshire based emo quartet BOHICA have announced that they will release their new single 'Keep Me Awake' via Newcastle based independent label 'Get Into It Records'(Claw the Thin Ice, Fractions, Manuals) on 20th May 2015 as #4 of their cassette tape Singles Series.

Drawing inspiration from the recent resurgence of 90s emo and combining it with the more visceral sounds of the early 90s grunge scene, the single will be accompanied by B-Side 'Spun Out' which the band are also streaming in full ahead of the release.

You stream both tracks from the release here:

Tuesday, May 19, 2015


A THEORY OF JUSTICE A Theory Of Justice (CD)

by marcs77

This new EP from Lodi resident A THEORY OF JUSTICE is out, as you perhaps have noticed, since last December (I've actually been at the release party they played at Clam) and it was really about time to make some deserved justice to the sophomore effort these guys worked hard on.
Their first DIY released recording “Athena” crossed the thin lines laying between new school hardcore and metalcore while, coming as a clear surprise for some, the new work shows up a sharp change in direction toward a sound that at very first listen reminded me of two of the most exciting bands in the damn forward-moving roster of Trustkill records; I am talking about that metallic angular (post)hardcore played by the likes of Nora and Poison The Well.