Everybody Row is essential punk n' roll. There's enough punk attitude to carry the band and a good amount of rock inspired hooks to keep things in check. Plus they have an organ in their songs so they have a cool dancy vibe at times. Snag their debut 7"and get stoked because they're currently writing for a full length.
Sunday, June 21, 2015
Chiens hails from France and creates maniacal grindcore mayhem that's too good for words. Complete with rapid-fire speeds, blazing riffs, spazzed-out drum work, guttural howls and shrieks and so much more to keep anyone's attention perked up. This band's recorded output is utter chaos that's undeniably brutal. Snag everything below and dig.
Chiens / Lycanthrophy Split 7" (2014)
Vultures Are Our Future 10" (2013)
Tous Batards Ou Crevards Cassette (2013)
The Afternoon Gentlemen Split 7" (2012)
(Chiens Tracks Only)
Self Titled 12" EP (2010)
Chicago's Pillage spits out blistering fastcore/powerviolence rage. This outfit is made up of very experienced musicians who've stamped many permanent marks in the hardcore scene over many years. Every blasting track is loaded with feedback-drenched riffs, muddy bass noise, frantic drum abuse and menacing vocal grunts. Snag and dig.
- Members Also Play(ed) In: MK-Ultra, Sick/Tired, Herds, Charles Bronson, Los Crudos, Punch In The Face & Loser Life
Here's a good dose of deranged mutant hardcore punk from Cleveland, Ohio's Bad Noids. These ugly sounds are frantic, obnoxious, dripping with grit and will surely leave you feeling uneasy. Bad Noids thrashes hard, gets sloppy, spits in your face and even drops tempo into some insanely catchy stomp-friendly parts. Snag everything I could find below and DIG!
Rats Live On No Evil Star 7" (2014)
Everything From Soup To Dessert LP (2013)
Live On WFMU (2012)
Vancouver's Koszmar plays a distorted brand of noisy and forceful d-beat hardcore that barely lets up. Koszmar's Scandinavian-influenced sound is packed with noisy walls of blazing riffs relentless drumming skills and aggressive vocals belted out in Polish. Dudes from SNØB and Systematic rip it up in this band as well. These guys absolutely kill it and need to be heard by everyone. Snag their jams below and dig face!
Jeniec Wojenny LP (2013)
Polska Dupa Demo Cassette (2012)
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania's The Drip dropped a tasty demo this year that is an absolute ripper. These dudes play a stripped down, constantly thumping brand of hardcore punk that just keeps moving right along. The riffs are insanely catchy and addicting along with stomping drums and ugly vocals. This demo had me hooked right away and should definitely be heard by all. Snag below and DIG!
Demo Cassette (2015)
Vaaska. Texas D-beat crust sung in spanish. Whaaaat? Yup. These guys have been ripping it up since '09 and I can't believe we've haven't posted them sooner. Fast, raw, and plenty of squealing solos. What's not to love? They just dropped a new LP and it rips hard. Download their current discography and give Austin some fucking credit. They got some amazing shit cranking out of that city lately.
Blood Pressure hails from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and plays urgent, no-holds-barred hardcore punk that doesn't give you a second to breathe. Their demo blew me away at first listen with manic energy, non-stop riffs, fast-as-hell drum work and tough vocal grunts. These guys recently dropped a new promo tape that picks right up where their demo left off. If you haven't yet indulged in this band's material, snag it below and dig your brains out. This shit owns!!!
- Members Also Play(ed) In: Direct Control, Government Warning, Sickoids, Mercy Killings, Masakari, No Time & Heartless
Promo Cassette (2015)
Demo Cassette (2014)
Fucking Late Bloomer man. Dudes... Dudettes... This band rules! Hailing from Charlotte, NC, these guys create an amazing brand of grungy-ass punk with the awesome 90's throw-back alternative vibe. Driving bass, dirty melodies and incredible guitar work is the least I can say. Their new LP is astonishing as well as their previous material that still kicks so much ass. No excuse not to peep these guys. Groove on. Dig.
Self Titled LP (2013)
Demo Cassette (2012)
Miami, Florida's Caveman Cult spits out crushing blackened death metal cited as "war-metal." This trio creates walls of menacing noise with layers of dirty guitar riffs, muddy bass tones, blistering drum work and harrowing vocal howls. This pummeling display of extreme metal is undeniably brutal and will surely tear you apart. Caveman Cult also features the unbelievably talented Rick Smith (Torche, Shitstorm, Mehkago N.T., Tunes For Bears...) on drums which is more than a good enough reason to peep these guys. Snag their demo below and hope for more soon!
Rituals Of Savagery Cassette (2014)
Here's some perfectly crafted rock'n'roll fused punk from Philadelphia's Sheer Mag. This band is loaded with endless tasty riffs, climbing bass rhythms, upbeat drum action and fuzzy melodic vocals. The guitar parts really stand out, but the overall outcome is simply flawless. The band's debut 7" was some of the rockiest material that has blessed my ears and now they're back with a rad new EP. Snag these jams now! Seriously! DIG!!!!!!
II 7" (2015)
Self Titled 7" (2014)
Friday, June 12, 2015
Raein is one of the best Italian Screamo/Hardcore bands ever!!! I can't explain how much this band rules. They formed in 2002 and share members with screamo band La Quiete and post-rock band Neil On Impression. This band is emotional, technical, melodic and strangely catchy. They went on hiatus in 2005 only to make a triumphant return in 2007 to, again, blow fuckin' minds! Ever since I first heard this band, I knew they would remain one of my all-time favorites to come out of Europe. This is my personal Raein collection that I'd like to share. I believe the only release missing is a Compilation track from the "Verso La Fine Comp." Enjoy these releases, they're timeless. Dig.
Sulla Linea Dell'orizzonte Fra Questa Mia Vita E Quella Di Tutti Gli Altri LP (2011)
Ogni Nuovo Inizio 12'' EP (2008)
The Harsh Words As The Sun 3-Way Split CD (2004)
Daitro Split 10" (2004)
Funeral Diner Split 7" (2004)
Phoenix Bodies Split 7" (2004)
(Raein track only)
Doden Marscherar At Vast 7" (2004)
Remix 3" CD (2004)
This Is Your Life Comp. 2x LP (2004)
(Raein track only)
Emo Armageddon Comp. LP (2004)
(Raein track only)
Il N'y Pas Des Orchestre LP (2003)
Self Titled LP (2002)