Saturday, April 25, 2015

Prison Moan

Cleveland, Ohio's Prison Moan is a promising outfit that constructs a barrage of thrash/d-beat/pogo/whatever-the-fuck hardcore that's absolutely raging and full of menacing vibes for everyone to enjoy.  This stomping and rage fueled band doesn't let up for a minute but your'e left wanting so much more!!!  Look out for a proper 7" release in the near future, but for now, snag their demo along with a single track below and dig hard!!!!!!

- Members Also Play(ed) In:  Cruelster, Masakari & Bad Noids

Harvest [Single] (2015)

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Demo Cassette (2014)


Vancouver never seems to disappoint.  Blockhead is an ugly, distortion drenched brand of snarling hardcore punk.  They recently dropped a demo and it's an unapologetic release of dirty guitar riffs, muddled bass, caveman drum work and ferocious distorted vocals.  This stuff is mean as hell and should be heard by any fan of degenerate punk.  Snag below and dig.

- For Fans Of:  Aerosols, Cop Rot, Sucked Dry Yadokai

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Demo Cassette (2015)


Here's some more snotty angst-filled punk from Northwest Indiana's Liquids.  This is a frantic mess of lo-fi hardcore punk delivered at rapid speeds and never wants to slow down.  Their demo is catchy, thrashy and messy in the best of ways.  Can't wait for more!  Snag their demo cs below and DIG!

- Members Also Play(ed) In:  Pukeoid, Big Zit & The Coneheads

Mat's Demo Cassette (2015)

Sunday, April 19, 2015


Put on those retroactive googles and get ready for some throwback jamz. Blank-Men emerged from Texas and have so far dropped an awesome EP filled with new wave and synth punk inspired songs. Weird! Silly! Inspired by science! RAAAD! Listen!   

*Extra track at the end of Fact Or Fiction is a Devo cover.

For fans of: DEVO & The Cars

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Divine Right

Divine Right was a snarling, ugly and raw hardcore punk band from Chicago that left behind some awesomely fucked-up and experimental jams that I never get tired of hearing.  This material is a stomping mess of buzzing guitar chords, constant drum-work and obnoxious vocals that're spit right in your face.  Divine Right delivered some fierce and awkwardly catchy punk gems that hit hard and leave you wanting so much more.  Snag everything below and DIG!

- Members Also Play(ed) In:  Strangers, Gidim, Boilerman, Ooze, Vacuus, Rash, Pillage, The PineLoser Life & Human Mess

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Self Titled LP (2013)

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Pray For Me 7" (2011)

Demo Cassette (2010)


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Here's some crusty, driving and intense d-beat hardcore from Köln, Germany's Finisterre.  This powerhouse was a dark and heavy display of crushingly discordant riffs, thick bass structures, non-stop drum insanity and ferocious vocal howls.  These guys were mean-as-fuck and should be pretty well known by now.  Snag their discography below and DIG!!!!!!

- For Fans Of:  Masakari, Jungbluth, Tragedy & Centuries

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Finisterre / Geraniüm Split 7" (2013)

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Hexis 12" EP (2012)

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Bitter Songs LP (2010)

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Alpinist / Finisterre Split LP (2008)

The Flex

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UK punkers, The Flex play a stripped down version of hardcore punk. These songs are fast and pissed with the occasional hard-hitting break down that makes you want to push people around. It's a perfect listen if you want to give the day you're having the middle finger.  

For fans of:  NomosHoax & CREEM

Harrison Bergeron

Harrison Bergeron was a short-lived screamo project from Pennsylvania.  Existing from 2005-2006, these guys spit out a ripping EP consisting of manic, aggression-drenched sounds that're complex and loaded with heart-wrenching emotion.  They give me similar vibes of the early 2000's greats such as Neil Perry or Jerome's Dream.  Snag their only release below and dig.

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Dead Bergeron EP


Vancouver's Oaf is a gritty, blown out, thrashing mess of distorted hardcore punk.  Their two demo's came out of nowhere and kicked me square in the face.  The production of their material is ugly in the best way and these driving tracks of blasting drum beats, frantic guitar riffs and fierce vocals are captured perfectly.  Not much else can be said so listen and have fun.  Dig.

Demo II Cassette (2015)

Demo Cassette (2014)

Friday, April 10, 2015


Being labeled as "street rock" since they debuted, NYC's Vanity is a wet dream for the working-class punk or any fan of punk influenced rock coming out of the UK in the late 70's. Their demo is a little slow and it's a solid effort for a debut, but Vein In Life is a statement that Vanity has mastered the sound they intended to produce. Their newest two song 7" picks up where their LP left off. Snag their current discography below.  

- Members are/were in:  CREEMNatural LawNuclear SpringThe Rival Mob & Raw Meat
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Monday, April 6, 2015

Mercy Killings

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Here's some fierce and supercharged hardcore punk from Richmond, Virginia's Mercy Killings.  Consisting of forceful vocal grunts, pummeling drums, ripping punk chords and squealing guitar leads.  These guys rip hard!  Snag their two EP's below and let's all hope for more... SOON!!!  Dig.

Snuffed Out 7" (2014)

Self Titled 7" (2013)


This trio cranks from Singapore, which is a long way from where their motor-punk style started. Not that it matters because these guys shred flawlessly. Lemmy would be proud to hear their recorded output to say the absolute least. Snag some Snaggletooth and be on the prowl for an upcoming Self Titled 7" and a split 7" with Vault.

Members are also in:  Vaarallinen & Distrust

For fans Of:  Doomriders, Motorhead & Saviours