Sunday, March 1, 2015

Pleasure Cross

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Portland, Oregon's Pleasure Cross is a force to be reckoned with.  This is some grinding hardcore complete with frenzied guitar chugs, muddy bass, pummeling drum work and throat-shredding vocals.  This band blew me away with their demo and now they've dropped an absolutely raging 12" EP on Iron Lung Records.  Snag below and DIG!!!!!!

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Wait For The End 12" EP (2014)

Demo Cassette (2013)


The guitarist of B.U.S.H. contacted us with an update on what they've been up to.  The band changed their name to Futuro back in 2010 and spit out a kick-ass full length in Brazil that's along the lines of their previous thrash-punk output.  Their catchy, always-awesome thrash-skate vibes are energetic and as twangy as always with a nice noisy flair.  Futuro gained a new female vocalist and altered their sound a little with adding some more acid-rock and noise-punk inspiration.  These jams are sick and well worth the listen!  Support this band, they're awesome as shit and look out for their upcoming LP!  Dig.

FUTURO II - (advance) cover art
LP Teaser Tracks (2014)

Não Somos os Primeiros, Não Seremos os Últimos cover art
Não Somos os Primeiros, Não Seremos os Últimos Comp. (2013)
(Futuro Tracks Only)

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Self Titled 7" (2012)

MMX cover art
MMX CD (2011)

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Step Forward

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Step Forward is a blazing straight-edge hardcore outfit from Boston, Massachusetts.  These blisteringly fast and incredibly hard-hitting jams are undeniably addicting.  Snag their two EP's below and pray for more sooner than later.  DIG!

Self Titled 7" (2014)

10 Song EP (2006)


Vaarallinen is an unbelievably kick-ass Scandinavian d-beat hardcore band from Singapore.  This southeast Asian mammoth even belts out Finnish vocals for authenticity.  This beast of a band is hard-hitting and non-stop with wailing guitars, destructive drums and reverb-soaked vocals.  Vaarallinen never lets up and rages like pros.  Snag everything below and get blown away.  Dig!

- Members also Play(ed) In:  Snaggletooth, Pazahora & Exkoriator

Last Chaos / Vaarallinen Split 7" (2013)

Hautausmaa Flexi 7" (2012)

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Demo Cassette (2012)

Tuesday, February 10, 2015


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Here's some pummeling, blackened, crust-drenched, metallic hardcore from Sweden's Martyrdöd.   These guys are veterans of the genre and have dropped undeniably crushing material for over ten years.  This band is loaded with heavy distorted riffs, thunderous drum beatings, muddled bass noise and scathing vocal howls.  Snag everything below and dig.

Elddop cover art
Elddop LP (2014)

Paranoia cover art
Paranoia LP (2012)

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Sekt LP (2009)

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In Extremis LP (2005)

Martyrdöd / Sunday Morning Einsteins Split 7" (2004)

Self Titled LP (2003)


Narcoleptics is a raging punk trio from New York that blew my mind after listening to their newest 7" release.  These guys construct absolutely ripping d-beat-inspired hardcore punk with non-stop drum chaos, driving riffs and ugly vocal snarls.  This shit's nuts!  Snag their two releases below and DIG!!!!!!

- For Fans Of:  State Violence, Koszmar, Nerveskade & Mauser

S/T EP cover art
Self Titled 7" (2014)

Demo Cassette (2013)

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The Sentenced

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The Sentenced hails from Denton/Fort Worth, Texas and plays a fuzzed-out and degenerate blend of hardcore insanity.  Their demo was a highlight for 2013 and they've recently dropped another raging tape that won't stop blaring through my speakers.  Snag this shit below if you haven't already, it rips so hard!  Dig.

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Euthanasia Cassette (2014)

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Demo Cassette (2013)


Innards is an incredibly awesome screamo band from Texas.  These dudes play a fresh and technical blend of emotional hardcore loaded with genius.  Edgy, twangy and noodly guitar-work dances across the frets at blazing speeds, the vocals are screamed with energy and passion and the bass and drums are filling the gaps with great transitions and tasty fills.  Innards are melodic but they sure don't shy away from chaos in the slightest.  Snag all of their rad material below.  Dig!

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The Sound Of Young America : 4-Way Split LP (2014)

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Adobe Homes / Innards Split 7" (2013)

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Epilogue Of A Car Crash! A Tribute To Orchid! Comp. LP (2013)

I've Lost Everything 10" (2012)

Completely Fucked / Innards Split Cassette (2011)

Innards / The Reptilian Split 7" (2011)

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No Scum Allowed : Two Knights Split 7" (2011)
(Innards Tracks Only)

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424/7: Innards / мища Split 7" (2011)

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Tracing 12" EP (2010)

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Cool Out, Mthrfckr CDep (2010)

Monday, February 2, 2015

Big Soda

Sometimes you need to listen to music that's fun, goofy, and simplistic with plenty of rad hooks. Big Soda satisfies all those cravings if you're ever in the mood for that sort of thing. Here you go. 19 minutes of grungy garage rock. Put on your sweatpants and go outside.

Members were/are also in: Bad Banana, Cheeky, & Little Lungs

For fans of: Dinosaur Jr., JTT, & Nirvana


Somos are a band that play indie rock. Sure, we can all agree with that statement once we hear one of their songs. But Somos are so much more than that. These songs are carefully prepared and executed with a sense eagerness to be heard and more importantly (at least when you listen to the lyrics), understood. I just recently stumbled across these guys when I heard their side on the Sorority Noise split. Fucking nasty. Anyway, check these dudes out and you stay tuned for their split with Have Mercy. It's dropping later this month.    

For fans of: Pennines, Foxing, & Polar Bear Club

Saturday, January 31, 2015


Hexis is a rowdy and destructive DIY hardcore extravaganza from Copenhagen, Denmark.  These guys play a super heavy style of distorted, beefed up black-metal/grindcore infused hardcore punk.  Powerful blasts of furious guitar riffs, thundering drums and doomy bass all topped off with girthy growls and screams.  Hexis is fucking devastating as hell!  Prepare to get your brain crushed in, enjoy the jams and DIG.

-For Fans Of:  WhorlsCeleste, Dead PeasantsDeafheaven

Split w/This Gift Is A Curse cover art
This Gift Is A Curse Split 7" (2015)
(Hexis Track Only)

Hexis / Primitive Man Split 10" (2014)

Abalam LP (2014)

Hexis / Redwood Hill Split 7" (2013)

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X 7" (2012)

Hexis / As We Draw / Euglena : 3-Way Split LP (2011)
(Hexis Tracks Only)

Demo Cassette (2011)