Monday, July 28, 2014

Ancient Filth

Boston's Ancient Filth rips shit up!  This is some non-stop, unapologetic, thrash-drenched hardcore punk that doesn't let up for a second.  Constant riffs and squeals mend with highly energized drum abuse while obnoxious vocals are spit at you.  These guys are insanely entertaining and hopefully lasts to bang out some more ripping material.  Dig!

You're Nothing You're Everything cover art
You're Nothing You're Everything 7" (2014)

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Self Titled 7" (2012)

The Illusion of Freedom is Control cover art
The Illusion Of Freedom Is Control Cassette

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Demo Cassette (2010)


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Savageheads is a Boston outfit that blew everyone away with their demo and now they're back with an even more memorable follow-up 7".  These guys play a stripped down, catchy as hell brand of hardcore punk that adds dirty rock vibes and even tends to get slight surfy.  The band even consists of Bloodkrow Butcher members so that's a win from the start.  Their material is tough as nails, energetic, super-rad and had me hooked from the start.  One of the best bands out there by far.  Snag and dig.

- For Fans Of:  Gas Rag, Ooze, Negative Degree & Creem

Self Titled 7" (2014)

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Demo Cassette (2013)

Sunday, July 27, 2014


Hey! This is Crows-An-Wra. These dudes hail from Cornwall, UK. This is really different, really exciting, prog. screamo. They have some really prog rock pieces in here mixed with some chaotic screamo parts. All around, this is something new, fresh, and exciting to get stoked on. Pick up their records and support these dudes! I love bands like this that are taking the roots of punk and "real" screamo and are pushing them to the limits. This is awesome!

Thursday, July 24, 2014


S.H.I.T. is a force to be reckoned with.  This Toronto band is an ugly and degenerate force of spastic hardcore punk.  Noisy, loud, fierce and intense are just some of the traits these guys can be branded with.  I never got around to posting their incredible demo when it came out, but now i'm ready to share every amazing release this filthy punk band has dropped so far.  I'm still in awe how consistintly ripping these dudes are.  Snag below and prepare to thrash!  Dig.

- For Fans Of:  Stoic Violence, Warthog, Brain Slug & Ooze

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Generation Shit 7" (2014)

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Collective Unconsciousness 7" (2014)

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Equalizing Distort Radio Session Cassette (2013)

Demo Cassette (2012)


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Bongripper is an insanely heavy and demolishing instrumental doom-metal band from Chicago.  Formed back in '05, these guys are well known for their incredibly loud and deafening live shows and playing some of the heaviest jamz period!  Their sound is very dark and experimental with eerie, noisy and most epic build-ups that break into massive distorted riffs, muddy, droned-out bass and thunderously war-like percussion.  This stuff is absolutely nuts.  You might have to be patient with some of the atmospheric noise parts, but everything is well worth the wait in the end.  Every time I crank these guys I get sucked into a shit-eating-grin-sludge-trance.  It's just plain awesome!  Everything the band has released is posted below besides their Heroin CD-R, which was a crazy, experimental drone/noise album that was packaged like a heroin kit complete with a lighter, rubber band and spoon.  I tried jamming to it... it was a challenge, but you can judge and stream it HERE.  Snag it all below and dig.  DIG!!!

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Miserable LP (2014)

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Bongripper / Conan Split 12" EP (2013)

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Bongripper / Hate Split 12" EP (2013)

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Live At Roadburn 2xCD (2012)

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Sex Tape / Snuff Film 7" (2011)

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Satan Worshiping Doom CD/2xLP (2010)

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Bongripper & Winters In Osaka : Meat Ditch - Collaboration Mini-CD (2009)

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Hate Ashbury CD/LP (2008)

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Hippie Killer CD (2007)

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The Great Barrier Reefer CD-R (2006)


Amber is a crushing-yet-ambient post-metal/hardcore outfit hailing from Marburg, Germany.  My long-time bro who runs Bookhouse Records put me onto these guys and I simply can't thank him enough for sharing these mammoth jams!  Their sound blends amazing guitar-work, heavy percussion, thick bass tones and throaty vocal howls.  Everything this band has released is simply epic and refreshing on all accounts.  Snag below and dig face!

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Amber / Locktender Split 7" (2014)

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Lovesaken LP (2013)

Self Titled 12" EP (2012)


This is Sneeze. Featuring members of L'Antietam and Genders, these dudes play an awesome mix of garage, grunge, pop, indie jams! Fuzzed out guitar and catchy rough vocals make these dudes really fucking sweet. Their newest LP was recently released and it absolutely rules!  Snag everything below and jam your face!  Dig!

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I'm Going to Kill Myself LP cover art

Saturday, July 12, 2014

The Valenteens

Playing some of the messiest (as well as darkest) surf-punk I've heard in a while, The Valenteens will leave you pleasantly hyped with their catchy melodies and song structure. It's a surprise I hadn't heard of them sooner. Download their current discography below.     

For fans of: TenementBoilerman, & Sneeze 

Siamese Twins

With members from Massachusetts to as far as Illinois, Siamese Twins don't get together often. But when they do it's a gothic dream-pop paradise. Snag their latest LP and get lost in a haze.  

Members are also in: ConfinesAmpereLibyansForeign Objects, & Eunuch

For fans of: Night Sins, & Terrible Feelings


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Milan, Italy's Holy is a supercharged anarcho-crust/powerviolence hybrid that absolutely kills it!  This forceful display of unrelenting punk oozes unsettling rage and non-stop aggression.  I was blown away by their long-awaited full length and now the band recently released a crushing new EP.  I'm sure everyone has already indulged in these ripping tracks but, if not, snag below.  Dig.

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Seclusion MMXIV 12" EP (2014)

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Age Of Collapse LP (2013)

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Self Titled 12" EP (2012)

Bâton Rouge

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Bâton Rouge hails from Lyon, France and is made up of members from the always-amazing Daïtro and 12XU These guys stretch their talents away from the chaotic screamo sound into a mathy, indie, post-punk mixture of driving technicality and avante garde that's plain brilliant.  It's a nice and soothing blend of jams that are as atmospheric as they are epic and packed with emotion.  They released a full length back in 2010, a two-track 7" EP in 2011 recently dropped an amazing new LP this year.  Bâton Rouge is refreshing and incredibly entertaining with a perfect overall feel throughout their material.  Snag below if you haven't heard this pure awesomeness yet.  Dig!

Totem LP (2014)

Amer / Contrepieds, Contretemps 7" (2011)

Fragments D'eux Memes LP (2010)

Caged Animal

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Caged Animal is a hard-hitting bay area outfit that plays an angry brand of beatdown hardcore.  These guys dropped an amazingly rage-filled EP in 2013 that gets right down to business.  It's full of stomping grooves, thrashing riffs and ultra-pissed vocals.  Their debut release is brief but highly memorable and undeniably addictive.  Snag these menacing jams below and DIG!

CA Crew 7" (2013)