Saturday, August 18, 2018

Streaming: PAIN "...To Be Witnessed"

We have up a new record in streaming, it's the time for Germany's 90's inspired hardcore PAIN (the band features the guitar player from Vlada Ina, a group you should have definitely heard of if you're
not a newby to gotanerve-zine).
No much of background history and info about Pain but off bandcamp I have learned they recorded a demo in 2017.

The EP will be physically released through Strange æons records.


Stream the 4-track EP in full here or on their bandcamp profile BANDCAMP LINK

Saturday, August 4, 2018

COMEBACK KID + TEMPEST + WALK THE PLANK – Aug. 2nd, 2018 Circolo Magnolia, Milano, Italy

by marcs77 

Almost an intimate concert for Winnipeg’s COMEBACK KID, at Circolo Magnolia, Milano, last night. But it has been an intense and sweaty one as those in the crowd can easily attest this.
The Canadians played a tight powerful show picking up songs from older records like “Wake The Dead” (2005) and “Broadcasting” (2007) and new ones; including “I’ll Be That”, for which they just released a music video, and that Andrew Neufeld stated they had rehearsed a couple of time only, with new bass player filling in for this tour, and he was likely to fuck it up forgetting the words (it didn’t go that bad, c’mon).

Thursday, August 2, 2018

New streaming: Washington, D.C.'s WALK THE PLANK "Void Treader" EP

Streaming today onward the very new EP from Washington, D.C.'s WALK THE PLANK.
The 5-track EP is titled "Void Treader" and is a collection of new tunes and some old stuff the band felt like to re-record being 8 years old, the songs “Nothing In Common” and “Polar Bear Riot”.

The EP will be available on cassette tape format during their on going Euro tour.

Stream here the complete EP and enjoy their gritty straight forward punk hardcore BANDCAMP LINK

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

NOFX's Ribbed Live In A Dive 2018

Time for some revival at Fat Wreck camp, "Live In A Dive" is back...

FAT’s fan-favorite “Live in a Dive” is back!!! And who better to revive this classic live series than Fat Mike’s very own NOFX? And yes, Ribbed- Live in a Dive is the classic 1991 NOFX “Ribbed” album from start to finish! This gives us what we expect from a NOFX show: equal parts punk rock and comedy hour, chock full of all the wit and hijinks you can handle.

On NOFX’s previous live records – 1995’s "I Heard They Suck Live", and 2007’s "They’ve Actually Gotten Worse Live" – they changed up the old classics a bit. Fast songs became slow songs, slow jams became fast-paced rippers; all the while sprinkling in their signature drunkenness and glaring mistakes.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

NOW STREAMING: BEACH RATS' "Wasted Time" EP

There's a song only available for streaming on Bridge9 bandcamp but you ought  to check this out!
New Jersey's BEACH RATS is a melodic hardcore punk supergroup feat. nothing less that the likes of Brian Baker, Lifetime singer Ari Katz, The Bouncing Souls’ Pete Steinkopf (guitar) and Bryan Kienlen (bass) -the line-up is completed by drummer Danny Windas.

The band debuts with this 5-track EP, titled "Wasted Time", due to come out later next week on July 27th through Bridge9 records.

Stream here the song "Lonely For The Night", which is the opening track BRIDGE9bandcamp

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Athens, Greece doomsters ACID MAMMOTH release music video for the track "Eternal Sleep"

They announced it, athens, Greece's heavy doomsters Black Sabbath pupils ACID MAMMOTH just released, on their youtube channel, the music video for the song "Eternal Sleep" off band's self-titled, debut full-length album out in 2016.
It's a heavy slow broaden doom 14+ min. long piece, graced with purple-ish 70's Hammer horror inspired imagery, so be ready!

Watch the video here https://youtu.be/Y2Opgq9IKJ8

SUN-DRIED VIBES debut uplifting new single "Hopeful"- a musical antidote for trouble times; upcoming album 'Stay Hopeful' out Aug 24

South Carolina reggae/rock outfit SUN-DRIED VIBES have released "Hopeful," the next single off their upcoming album 'Stay Hopeful,' out August 24 on Space Duck Records.

The breezy, uplifting track with its lyrics of positivity, could be considered an antidote to these troubled times.

Check out a lyric video for the track here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlTf68acbm0&feature=youtu.be

Saturday, July 7, 2018

NO SLEEP records releases “Bummer Summer - compilation 2018”

Orange County independent record label No Sleep Records is helping fans beat the heat this season with a chill new mix called Bummer Summer Compilation 2018.
“The sampler culture of the 90’s is dead, and that is a sad sad thing,” says No Sleep founder and president Chris Hansen. “So here is a group of 18 great songs from our family to get you through the summer, a bummer or not.”

Stream it now at https://nosleeprecords.bandcamp.com/album/bummer-summer-compilation-2018
or name your price to download it.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

MuD Eastern-Euro tour spring 2018 diy video documentary

Abruzzo's hardcore MuD, who released their new album "The Sound Of The Province", in Nov. 2017, have been touring Eastern Europe last Spring and documented their trip on a DIY video-documentary up now on youtube.

Footage video & scene selection by MuD, and video editing by Michele Cerminara.
Watch the video here YOUTUBE link

STREAMING STREAMING: ROTTEN BLOSSOM "Let's hang out" EP

Some in your face, straight forward punk hardcore played in the oldest school fashion by a Riotgrrl hardcore 4-piece from Honolulu, HI.
ROTTEN BLOSSOM is currently on a hiatus and this recording marks their second release since their inception in 2017 -the debut EP was titled "Get Lict".

Stream here "Let's hung out" in full BANDCAMP

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Now streaming: France's HC punk RISE UP s/t EP

We're now streaming this 5-track EP from Bourg-en-Bresse, France's based RISE UP.
There's little no info about this band but they play some old-schoolish hardcore punk that you may wanna check out!

Stream here the EP BANDCAMP

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Roma's hardcore TEMPEST (feat. ex TO KILL member) to release their debut 7" on Resist records

Australia's Resist records is going to release the debut 7" from Roma's hardcore TEMPEST, which will be out on
June 22nd, 2018.
The EP was recorded in Roma at Hell Smell studios.
TEMPEST is a band born out of the desire of five people, coming from backgrounds in activism, art and education, to use music as a tool in the fight against the destruction of our world. This band is the result of a combined love for music, animals and the environment that all members share.
Most of the band met through volunteering with the marine conservation organisation, Sea Shepherd, with the first Tempest riffs written aboard a ship amidst the waves, while campaigning to protect the oceans. Tempest's sound is the result of many combined influences.
From 90's bands such as Earth Crisis, Trial and Indecision as well as more modern influences like Bane, Incendiary and Stick To Your Guns.
With members originating from all corners of the globe, and from bands such as Undying, To Kill, and Meatlocker, Tempest draws on the past to create a new sound.

As a preview of the record the label released a clip for the song "Another Day To Live" that you can listen to here or on YOUTUBE

PASS AWAY (feat. members of I Am The Avalanche and Crime In Stereo) released new LP 'The Hell I've Always Seen' on May 25

Brooklyn, NY's punks PASS AWAY released on May 25th, 2018 their third outing entitled "The Hell
I've Always Seen" on Suburbia records.
The trio started as an idea between Mike Ireland and Kellen Robson of I Am The Avalanche and Eric Fairchild of Crime In Stereo.
The guys wanted to do a band that was strictly for fun and a total escape from daily work life and stresses.
A common love for 90s West Coast punk and the Replacements was the main influence for the first 2 EPs. 'Hey Death' was released in 2015 on Black Numbers and was well-received. Lots of shows and even more writing followed. The 'Sink Your Hooks In' EP came next in 2016 and offered a more dynamic shift in songwriting and more balanced sound within the band.

You can now stream the full record here or on bandcamp LINK HERE

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

MAD CADDIES "Punk Rocksteady" out June 15, tour dates 2018

News flash…we have a new MAD CADDIES album!

Rumors have been flying for the past few months, but today we can finally reveal the details of what Fat Mike and the band have been collaborating on. Mike wanted to put a reggae spin on some classic punk songs, so he enlisted the help of the Caddies, and Punk Rocksteady was born. The album features 12 classic punk songs, completely reimagined with a reggae strut! No joke… this album would even have Bob Marley jammin’ to standards from the likes of Bad Religion, The Misfits, and Descendents. It’s not due out until June 15th, but don’t you worry. Brooklyn Vegan is premiering Mad Caddies’ rendition of Green Day’s“She.” 

Listen to it also here and on youtube https://youtu.be/tCakteHcSd8

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Streaming: Sweden CONSUMED IDENTITY 2018's demo

We're streaming a demo from Gothenburg, Sweden CONSUMED IDENTITY.
The band sees Robin from Disavow on guitars and vocals.

Stream the 2018 demo here or here https://consumedidentity.bandcamp.com/releases

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Streaming right now: Finland stoner fuzz doomy heavy rockers' KAISER "1st Sound"

Stoner fuzz doomy heavy rock trio KAISER hails almost from the antipodes of the country that gave birth to the genre, but they're not the first and won't be the last band coming from Northern European countries and playing this desertic shit.
"1st Sound" follows up to their 2014's eponymous debut EP.
The album got released on May 25th, 2018 through Kozmik Artifactz/Bilocation Records.

You can stream it here or on BANDCAMP

Saturday, May 26, 2018

THERAPY? launch inaugural single "Callow" following signing to Marshall records

Following on from the announcement that the Northern Irish alternative rock trio have signed with label Marshall Records, THERAPY? have just launched the inaugural single ‘Callow’ taken from their 15th opus, which will be released in the autumn. Melody, riffs, rhythm and intensity, the new works, inspired by what the band call a ‘new age of anxiety’, are guaranteed to propel the hard working trio back to the forefront of heavy music with the support of their new team.

You can listen to "Callow" here and on YouTube

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Now streaming: LA ARMADA "Anti​-​Colonial Vol​.​1"

We're now streaming the third outing from LA ARMADA, five-some formed in 2001 in the Dominican Republic and currently based in Chicago.
They describe their sound as "a unique style of crossover—a blend of punk, hardcore, metal and rhythms native to their island. There's really alot going in their songs and they may remind of a more hardcore punk version of Rage Against The Machine.

The record will be released in Europe through Epidemic records and Creep Records in the USA.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

SET ME FREE releases today their new 7" EP "Imprisoned"

After 6 years since the release of their previous record Milano's youth crew old school force SET ME FREE are out today, April the 14th, 2018 with their new 6-track effort.
The newv EP, entitled "Imprisoned", has been pressed on 7" wax in 300 hand-numbered copies and is available from their bandcamp, also digitally.

You can watch here a promo teaser for "Imprisoned" https://youtu.be/xcDFkAN9OLI

PMA hardcore SAFE released new 7" "Stay Strong"

Milano/Stuttgart based hardcore outfit SAFE released, early this month, the follow-up to their 2014's EP "Ride A New
Season", out on Youth Crew recs and Vegan recs -we reviewed the EP here @ GAN.
The band, a 2-piece back in 2014, went through some line-up changes after vocalist Dharmavit moved to Germany in 2016.
The now four-some played the release show in Karlsruhe on April the 2nd and the 7" 3-track EP is now available, through Germany's Backbite records and Italy's Youth Crew records in Europe and Vegan records in South America.

You can listen to the title track of the EP here https://youtu.be/grXWhET_2wU

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Meet Miguel Chen Punk Rock Bassist (Teenage Bottlerocket) and Author of 'I Wanna Be Well: How a Punk Found Peace and You Can Too' (Wisdom Publications)

Never giving too much coverage to books but here we've one where chances are high you may find interesting...

Miguel Chen has been adventuring all his life. At the age of three, he moved from his birthplace of
Mexico City to the state of Wyoming, where he currently resides. Between touring and playing bass with his band, the unstoppable Teenage Bottlerocket (Fat Wreck Chords), and journeying to master his yoga practice, Miguel has visited five continents and forty countries. When he is not on the road, he teaches at self-owned Blossom Yoga in Laramie and Cheyenne. He most recently returned from Rishikesh, India after studying Hatha and Ashtanga yoga at Shiva Yoga Peeth. Miguel is also the author of I Want to Be Well: How a Punk Found Peace and You Can Too (Wisdom Publications), which combines his passion of music, yoga, and spirituality.

As a teacher, Miguel creates space for a light-hearted, yet down to earth approach to spiritual practice. In his spare time Miguel writes articles about music, life and spirituality and has contributed to publications such as The Shambhala Sun, Lion’s Roar, Alternative Press and New Noise Magazine. Miguel received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Wyoming in 2009 and hopes one day to actually use it for something. Seriously, anything.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Dutch sunny punk rockers SUN-0-BATHERS release debut EP "Local Warming"

Sunny skate punk rock anyone? Summer time is quite a long way ahed anyway here the press release
from Morning Wood records...

For everyone who likes their punk rock fast, catchy and sunny, look no further! SUN-0-BATHERS got you covered with their first EP aptly titled "Local Warming". Inspired by searing beaches, punk rock / baseball legend Scott Radinsky (Ten Foot Pole / Pulley) and 80's and 90's punk rock waves, Sun-0-Bathers are here to make some heads nod.

Watch here the video for the song "Sunspray" https://youtu.be/GxkL1lQsvpk 

Monday, March 12, 2018

MuD interview

by marcs77

If you’re up with what’s going on among the European hardcore scene chances are you may have stumbled upon the name MuD, and perhaps, you’ve already got to attend one of the hundreds of shows this four-some played, in their country and around Europe, over the years, since band’s inception, in 2004.
Straight-forward hardcore/metal MuD hails from Teramo, Abruzzo, Italia and last fall put out their latest fatigue, and third full-length; the uncompromising brutal new album “The Sound Of The Province” –hardcore punk, metal and extreme underground music finest products don’t always come from the big cities but from the most forgotten areas.
I emailed Mauro AldoHC (vocals) –the current line-up of MuD is completed by Frankie (guitar), Pinto (bass) and Lucone (drums) –a battery of questions about their new record, the featuring of Raw Power’s Mauro Codeluppi, the cover of Impact’s “Solo Odio”, Straight Opposition calling it a day, Head Down music video and much much more.
Let the Sound Of The Province hammer you down to get back up stronger than ever!

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Swedish punk legends NO FUN AT ALL announce new album "Grit" on Bird Attack records

NO FUN AT ALL new album announcement and tour dates:

Swedish punk rock legends, NO FUN AT ALL are back and have today announced their new 12-track album, Grit, to be released on April 13th 2018 through Bird Attack Records.
Alongside the record announcement, the band have shared the video for lead single 'Spirit' - Their first new material since 2009.

Watch the video for "Spirit" here https://youtu.be/uo_bS7bAQxw

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Now streaming: Italy's INFECTION CODE "Dissenso"

Our latest addition to the records being streamed at www.gotanerve-zine.com is INFECTION CODE.
The nihilist industrial noise mongers quartet formed around the end of the 90's in Alessandria and has just released, on March the 2nd, 2018,  their new 8-track album  "Dissenso" through Argonauta records.
The band mixes some dusturbing, nerve-wrecking, noise industrial metal with a hardcore edge to it and because of the use of the Italian language, vocal-wise, they kind of remind me of Marlene Kuntz, early Disciplinatha, RSU, and many Italian hardcore punk bands (the list would be too long and definitely boring).

Stream HERE the full record "Dissenso"

Thursday, March 1, 2018

HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS new album "Bad Frequencies" out on Pure Noise records

That's some great news, emo post-hardcore lovers from Ohio HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS are back with a new full-length album...

Hawthorne Heights is thrilled to announce the upcoming release of “Bad Frequencies“, the band's first full-length album since 2013 and first release on Pure Noise Records. Hawthorne Heights are giving fans the first taste of the new 13-track album with the release of “Pink Hearts.”

On the song, Singer and Guitarist JT Woodruff shares “If we try, we can stay young forever, but I'm not sure we actually want to. “Pink Hearts” is about burning through relationships, because you are selfishly just having fun when you are young. Eventually you have to wake up and grow up, and hope that you haven't cut someone too deep.”

Listen here to the new song “Pink Hearts” https://youtu.be/JcpVRpMJ0rQ

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Now streaming: EMBITTER "Season Of Solitude" 7" EP

We're currently streaming EMBITTER's  7" 4-track debut EP titled "Season Of Solitude".
This metallic hardcore foursome draws inspiration from the 90's vegan straightedge metalcore and formed in 2016 in Warsaw, Poland.
The record got pressed by Germany's Bound By Modern Age in 100-red, with black swirl, and 200-black coloured copies.
Stream HERE the EP, which can be also downloaded for free off Bound By Modern Age bandcamp https://boundxbyxmodernxage.bandcamp.com/album/season-of-solitude

UK's DEARIST signs to Spartan records and will release sophomore album on April 27th, 2018

Some sounds never get old...

Wolverhampton alt-rock band DEARIST are pleased to announce they have signed to Seattle, US independent record label Spartan Records and will release their second album titled "Sonder" on 27th April 2018 on vinyl and digital download.
Commenting on the signing, front man Adam Binder said: “We are so stoked to sign to Spartan Records. First all they release a lot of stuff by a band called MAE, who I was obsessed with growing up, so it's like a teenage dream come true to be label mates with them. I suppose more importantly though it's just great to be part of label that really love music and also do some amazing vinyl releases. Most of us in the band have a decent vinyl collection so when we started speak to Spartan and we saw the stuff they were putting out we were super excited to be a part of it.

Listen to the first single taken from "Sonder" HERE

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Celtic folk 'n' roll punk THE CLAN to release their third full-length in March

St.Patrick's day is coming next month and the day before the fest, which is held every year on March the 17th, Italy's Celtic folk n' roll punk ensemble THE CLAN set the release date for their third full-length album, titled "Here To Stay".
The new 13-track effort was recorded, mixed and produced at CRONO Sound Factory by Gian Amen (Gianluca Amendolara) and is out on March the 16th, 2018 via BlackDingo.

The band shot an official music video for the song "Rievoluzione", the first single released last November 2017, which sees an appearance from Cippa and Paletta of Punkreas fame. Watch the video HERE.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Czech Republic skate-punkers KRANG has recently released the new album "Singalong"

What a best name for a melodic skate punk hardcore album than "Singalong"?
That's the title of the sophomore record from Czech Republic punks KRANG released on 21st Jan. 2018 through Bird Attack Records (US) & Melodic Punk Style (EU).

The follow-up to 2015's "Baddest Brain" can be streamed in its entirety HERE  and you watch the official music video for the song "No fun In Fundamentalism"  released in 2016 https://youtu.be/hgNXTO7MW9o

Relapse rec.'s WRONG announce second full-length album "Feel Great" share "Culminate" music video

Those who love the noise rock of the 90's and the likes of Helmet, Unsane Jesus Lizard shoulda mark this name down: WRONG...

Miami noise rock/alt metal powerhouse WRONG’s (members of Torche, ex-Capsule, ex-Kylesa) sophomore album "Feel Great" will make you feel the exact opposite of great. The band has created a moody and eclectic record, albeit the moods are pissed and the eclecticism is various levels of pissed. On "Feel Great", WRONG has mastered the arts of bludgeoning groove, riff, tone, and grit, creating eleven songs that are faster, heavier, angrier yet also more melodic than their breakout debut. The album was self-produced by the band and recorded at various studios around Miami with mixing handled by guitarist Ryan Haft and artwork by Rick Smith of TORCHE. WRONG is the exact type of rock band the world needs in 2018, uncompromising, aggressive and ready to tear the whole damn place to bits.

Watch WRONG’s new music video for “Culminate” HERE. The video directed and shot by Mike Ruiz and Eric Hernandez features the band jamming in their practice space followed by a wild night out on the town...WRONG style.

Now streaming: NOOSE ROT Primitive death metal butchers debut with barbaric new demo tape


That's what we're streaming today. Once again it's definitelynot punk hardcore stuff but it's some caustic music indeed...

NOOSE ROT hails from Minnesota and plays just totally fucked and putrid death metal.
The band came to be around a shared love of members of Gatecreeper, Skeletonwitch, and Wolvhammer for primitive and involved death metal in the vein of Autopsy, Pungent Stench, Coffins, Nihilist, Grave, and Repugnant - deciding to join forces to birth their own death metal abomination that would worship at the altar of the Finnish and Swedish gods of ancestral death and decay.

Gruesomely regressed and appallingly involved, In their wretched and bludgeoning debut EP NOOSE ROT spew forth a vomited cascade of complete aural filth that engulfs the listener in a blinding deluge of chainsawing guitars, steamrolling drums, and putridly tortured vocals. At its most delicate and refined "The Creeping Unknown" is nothing more than a coffin-born aural stampede of complete aural rot where caveman-death metal is taken to a sickening new extreme, conjuring similar diseased, atmospheres as seen in bands like Cruciamentum, Vastum, Acephalix, Disma, and Grave Miasma.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Supreme doom enchanters MESSA announce new album "Feast For Water", due out April 6th on Aural Music

I've accidentally discovered this Italian band some months ago and got hooked up since the very first listen of their slow dragging ethereal rock melting stuff. We're now copying-pasting this fresh press release from Purple Sage PR about their upcoming new record...

Italy's peerless "scarlet doom" foursome MESSA have announced the release of their sophomore full-length "Feast For Water", to be issued April 6th on Aural Music.

MESSA play evoking doom metal with a dark jazz twist. Deliciously haunting female vocals, Rhodes piano and 70’s fuzz guitars combine to conjure a sound that is all of their own. With influences as diverse as Windhand, Bohren Und Der Club Of Gore, The Devil’s Blood, Jex Thoth, Angelo Badalamenti, Bellwitch, Urfaust, John Coltrane and Aluk Todolo, the band has moved from the droning occult doom of their first LP ‘Belfry’ to a new, darker and more atmospheric approach clearly showcased in their new record ‘Feast for Water’, a concept album centered on the introspective, symbolic and ritual features of the liquid element.

We didn't get any audio preview with the press release but you can stream here their first full-length "Belfry" released in 2016 https://messa666.bandcamp.com/album/belfry

Sunday, February 11, 2018

L7 - "I Came Back To Bitch" (New Song Official Video)

90's alternative punk metal riot all-gal L7 has just released an official music video for the brand new
song "I Came Back To Bitch".
Last year the band from Los Angeles signed a deal with Don Giovanni records and released their very first new song in like 18 years -the song was titled “Dispatch from Mar-a-Lago”.

Chances are a new album is gonna see the light of the day in 2018? We'll see...

You can watch here the video https://youtu.be/Tn-WeNvuGCE

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Hardcore-post-everything STORM{O} new album out and first official music video

While writing this entry the guys in STORM{O} are down and busy on the 72-hour-non-stop release party tour for their sophomore full-length record entitled "Ere" -the ride ends tomorrow at Scugnizzo Liberato, Napoli after the four-piece will have played 20 gigs around Italy.
The new album, which has been featured as "album of the day" on bandcamp on Feb. the 6th, 2018, is out through through Moment Of Collapse, Shove records.
The mesmerizing hardcore-post-everything band from Belluno, Italy has just released also the first music video for the song "Mantra" that you can watch here https://youtu.be/jSJc-2fWcUI

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Straightedge's hardcore punk SPARK s/t 6-track demo out on vinyl in March

Straightedge old school hardcore punk band SPARK hails from Germany (the guys, who're not newby to the scene, state "from all over Germany") and last December the 27th, 2017 released their first recordings ever, digitally, through bandcamp.
They have now announced that the 6-track s/t demo shall be out March the 23rd, 2018 on 7" vinyl format thanks to  Blacktop Records.

You can now stream the full demo here https://sparkxxx.bandcamp.com/releases

Saturday, February 3, 2018

France's BEYOND THE STYX new album out in February

Brutal hardcore metal BEYOND THE STYX, from Tours, France, has just published the first official music video from the upcoming new album "Stigma" set for release on Feb. the 23th, 2018 through  KLONOSPHERE / Season of Mist distribution & DIORAMA RECORDS..
The new album, which follows-up to their previous effort "Leviathanima", dated 2015, was recorded at DOME STUDIO & mixed / mastered by Nick Jett.

Watch here the video for the track "Danse Macabre" https://youtu.be/9Ba_O_cU7CM

Monday, January 29, 2018

Now streaming: WATCHDOGS "Sanguinary" 7" (Hardcore, beatdown, heavy hardcore)

After releasing a demo, printed on tape, in 2016 and a 2-track promo last October 2017, Richmond, VA based hardcore five-some WATCHDOGS, (a gal on voice and a bunch of male pals on the other instruments) just released, on Jan. 19th, a new 6-song effort out, now digitally, and soon available on 7" format, through Life & Death Brigade, as well.

Stream here "Sanguinary", which, thanks to the guys, can be downloaded also on a name your price basis  https://watchdogs.bandcamp.com/album/sanguinary

Saturday, January 20, 2018

STRAIGHT OPPOSITION interview

by marcs77

After the "Fury Stands Unbeaten" Italy’s angry old school hardcore combo STRAIGHT OPPOSITION is back with a fury related record-title "The Fury From The Coast", and this time around, this fury, represents the one bursting out of the centre of Italy’s regions -these guys hail from Pescara, Abruzzo- and their strong and proud people struggling and fighting hard for living a normal life in an ill-fated territory that over the recent years, 2016 and 2017, has been badly struck by some devastating and deadly earthquakes. In the aftermath of the seismic activities, a high toll of deaths was claimed, buildings and historical monuments got toppled and damaged, leaving entire towns and areas with the problem of housing people, temporarily, while waiting for the long complicated re-building to start up; a re-building being made longer and complex due to those who, to aquire personal benefit, abuse of their power and public resources.
Straight Opposition have always been straightforward while addressing these issues and aren’t definitely some unheard-of-newcomers among the Italian and European hardcore punk scene being the four-piece formed in 2004 and counting under their belt several record releases (the new album "The Fury From The Coast" marks their fifth full-length), and tours both in Italy and Europe, which got hit more than a few times.
I emailed these questions to Ivan Di Marco (vocals), last December, when they had just headed out with their van, on the “Populism Is Cancer” tour, destination Europe.
Read on the answers from Straight Opposition…

Saturday, January 13, 2018

HAPPY ACCIDENTS reveal ‘Text Me When You’re Home’ Video

London indie-punk trio HAPPY ACCIDENTS are pleased to present the video for their latest track
Text Me When You’re Home’.

A plaintive and honest track about cat-calling and street harassment sung from the female perspective by drummer Phoebe Cross, she says of the new single: "The song's about the inherent threat of walking home alone at night that often comes with being a woman. There's a constant fear of the unknown because of the fact that unwarranted interactions such as being shouted at, or worse, are all too common. I shouldn't have to take my safety for granted, and we have a long way to go to overcome this ingrained societal misogyny."

Watch the video here https://youtu.be/7VI2Jn9y7Q0

IRON REAGAN and GATECREEPER announce split release

What's gonna be like a hot diy old-school flavoured split by two solid acts among Relapse records
roster...

East Coast crossover titans IRON REAGAN and rising Sonoran death metallers GATECREEPER unite for a split recording of cranium crushing proportions. Across 8 new tracks of auditory and lyrical venom, both bands showcase why they're two of the most talked about groups in extreme metal today!
The split LP, mixed by Kurt Ballou at Godcity Studios, is due out March 2 on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records.

Stream IRON REAGAN’s new track “Paper Shredder” via YouTube HERE