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"

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

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

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!