Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Sem Hastro

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Some dudes from Coke Bust and Sick Fix joined forces with a Brazilian friend of theirs for vocal duties and formed Sem Hastro in the summer of 2014.  This is some awesomely catchy, rough and stomping punk that's insanely fun.  They dropped one hell of a demo last year that needs to be heard.  Snag it below and hope for more soon.  Dig!

- For Fans Of:  Glam, Sex Vid, Futuro & Rayos X

Demo Cassette (2014)


Cloakroom is the brainchild of Doyle Martin, who was also the singer/guitarist of Grown Ups. And for those of you who are familiar with his previous band, you were probably just as surprised as I was when you didn't hear noodling or twinkling guitar-work coming out of your speakers. In fact, Cloakroom is probably the most diverse thing Martin could have done after Grown Ups. Consisting of only three members, Cloakroom play a hybrid of gloomy post-rock slowcore that is both beautiful and melancholy.  Sometimes in the same song.  Listen to everything below and get lost.

- For Fans Of:  Brand New, Technicolor Teeth, & My Bloody Valentine 

Monday, January 19, 2015

Mutilation Rites

Mutilation Rites and Full Of Hell live from Kobo 2/23/2014
Brooklyn, New York's Mutilation Rites play a uncompromisingly heavy and unsettling brand of hard-hitting American black metal.  Their massive sound captures blistering drum beatings, thick buzzing riffs, muddled bass and throat shredding vocals.  This band is incredibly brutal and leaves you wanting much more to say the least.  Snag everything I could find from these barbarians and dig hard!

- Members Also Play(ed In:  Tombs, Hexer, Ruine, Today Is The Day & Wetnurse

Harbinger LP (2014)

Empyrean cover art
Empyrean LP (2012)

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I Am Legion 12" EP (2012)

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Devoid 12" EP (2011)

Demo CD-R (2010)


Gas Rag

Chicago's Gas Rag plays a mess of fuzzy, rocking d-beat and raging thrash punk.  This is loaded with crashing cymbals, endless drum fills, squealing guitar chords drenched in feedback and fucking ugly vocals.  This shit's rad, raw and thrashes hard.  Everything this band has released rips so fucking hard especially their final 7"!  Easily some of the gnarliest punk jams dropped in recent years.  Snag everything below and Dig.

-For Fans Of:  Kremlin, HarhaaCülo, Bloodkrow Butcher & Perdition

On The Beach 7" (2014)

Beats Off 12" EP (2014)

Human Rights 7" (2013)

Demo Cassette (2013)

Night Sins

Night Sins is a really awesome darkwave/punk band out of Philadelphia. They are made up of members of Salvation, Mother of Mercy, and Nothing. The band plays awesome dark tunes. Just enough synth with a driving bass and drums. Perfect guitar layers and vocals add to a great overall mood. I get an awesome 80's vibe from them.  Their new EP has been on repeat for weeks now. Get this stuff and DIG!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Genocide Pact

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Maryland's Genocide Pact is heavy, destructive and unrelenting.  This trio constructs a mixture of brutal death metal and thrashing hardcore that's undeniably punishing on the senses.  These guys are insanely loud and their sound is filled with thick distortion-coated riffs, war-like drum beatings and guttural vocal howls.  Snag their two releases below and dig hard!!!!!!

Desecration cover art
Desecration 7" (2014)

Demo cover art
Self Titled 7" (2013)


Spine is a hard-hitting fastcore supergroup that features members of Weekend Nachos, Sorry Excuse and Ex-Harm's Way.  These guys play heavy-hitting hardcore with barbaric vocals as gruff as their overall sound.  Thunderous bass and drums are the backbone to some thick and crunchy riffs that're plain brutal.  Spine is fast as fuck and still spends time breaking out some crushing slow parts.  These dudes are gnarly hell so snag everything below and fucking DIIIGG!!

-For Fans Of:  Lapse, Cyborg, Sea Of Shit & Vaccine

Time Has Gone LP (2014)

Promo EP (2014)

Spine / The Repos Split 7" (2013)

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Subhuman 7" (2012)

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Running Out Demo (2011)