The bands type of unquenchable passion and iron-willed dedication went into the making of “The Human Romance”. This is DARKEST HOUR, Version 2.0, which is certainly an upgrade on many levels. "We were able to step back and take something established and re-polish it in a way where we could present it as something new," Schleibaum explained. "It still got the classic vibe, but the music is a little bit more easily digestible, I mean, it's not like John [Henry] is singing all the time. The music is a bit more ethereal yet still aggressive as hell.
In their own words: in this order of things life sometimes is cruel. Sometimes we feel caught in a strange trap. The events appear to us as a dark spiral and our destiny is get lost in it. There, it’s very difficult to understand what is right and what is wrong. There, something must burn and you must accept to lose it. From the consciousness that some things must die in order to change is born Thanatology, the new album from Dead Elephant out in June for shove, sangue dischi and riot season. Thanatology aims to investigate the process of acceptance of loss, a concept particularly timely, son of these transition times. The conflict that emerge in the feral struggle of the parts is where Dead Elephant made their own research. Musically the core of the album is represented by the meeting between the Dead Elephant music approach and the funeral march of South Italy. The claustrofobic and visceral force that emerge from the album trying to go over the stagnant preconceptions of heavy music speaking to the cerebral and to the bowels. Their powerful sonic assault have a wide range of influences that pass through the heavyness of bands like Cherubs, Jesus Lizard, Colossamite, Melvins, Black Sabbath, Celtic Frost and the psychedelic attitudes of Ash Ra Tempel, Cluster, Neurosis and Badalamenti soundtracks
This is a half hour of super primitive, rabid, super fast hardcore that in it's third decade still sounds like a snotty teenager, but The Dead play it with the same efficiency and foolhardy tongue-in-cheekness as Zeke. Short and to the point, along the lines of D.R.I.'s "Dealing With It" album and with vocals reminiscent of Agnostic Front's Roger Miret, there's a rare professionalism to The Dead that keep them on the healthy side of crust, and a leftist political stance that aligns them with Brazil's Ratos de Porão, making them insane, violent, senseless speed hardcore that you can listen to with a clear conscience. They also cover Beastie Boys' "Heart Attack Man" from "Ill Communication", and if they have nothing new to add to hardcore, they still go straight to the heart of it. Great.
Dead To A Dying World's imminent sophomore "Litany" 2xLP, due out October 15, is now available for pre-order. Litany is an ambitious and defining opus with each of its six triumphant musical
movements, demanding hope and despair in its deliberate parade of the sours of humanity. The album was produced by the celebrated Billy Anderson and features guest appearances from members of
Pallbearer, Sabbath Assembly, Pinkish Black, and contributing musician Sarah Ruth Alexander.
This album is for those who truly appreciate the aesthetic value of deluxe packaging and heavyweight color vinyl. The limited version of this album is pressed on 200-gram vinyl with gold inside milky clear with (white) bone splatter and features heavyweight spot-varnish printed jackets with foil-embossed graphics. This is truly a musical artifact not to be missed.
Dead To A Dying World will embark on a West Coast tour this October in support of the release and in conjunction with the band's appearance for Southwest Terror Fest. The band will also make their European debut next Spring 2016 for their European Litany Tour April 8th-23rd.
Hardcore for the Punks ! Releasing the debut LP from DEATH OF YOUTH. They play emotional hardcore/punk with undertones of good old 90es screamo. The vocals sound angry and desperate with critical lyrics. All records comes with a download code and a beautiful 16-page booklet.
HARDCORE/METAL. DEATHRITE is undoubtedly the definite embodiment of the unholy alliance of music's heaviest spawns. Already smashing skulls and breaking necks with their previous releases, their 1st proper full-length "into extinction" even exceeds these earlier recordings with its uncontainable fury, knuckle-dragging brutality and filthy riff bombardment. DEATHRITE merged only the most severe elements of death-metal, grindcore, hardcore and punk to create an absolutely merciless, harsh record that stands out like a monument of savagery in nowadays watered down scene - a fact also valid for their forceful, stunning live performance that most likely turns into a beer- and blood-soaked mayhem. "into extinction" is the perfect remedy for people who think that the latest NAILS record wasn't heavy enough. "into extinction" comes with a 350gr thick cover, lyricsheet, black innersleeve and includes a digital download card. This album crushes every fake ever.
It's really hard to describe the 8 tracks without mentioning the token words brutal and intense at the end of every sentence. DEATHRITE's noisy assault delivers the urgency of hardcore, the sheer brutality of extreme metal and the high speed attacks in the vein of your favourite power-violence bands - all wrapped up by the no-bullshit and fuck-you attitude of punk. Breakneck speeds, pounding percussion, raw vocals, and frantically raging guitars and bass round out their style which pleasantly scorches the eardrums. This splatter is caustic and merciless. It's an unrelenting torrent, an avalanche of thick grime and vitriol. There's so much hate spewed forth in such a short amount of time (18min.) that it takes a few listens to process everything that's going on. DEATHRITE are quick and to the point, dropping into each number like an unhinged guillotine blade. The band's sound is reminiscent of newer bands like NAILS, TRAP THEM and MIND ERASER, with an early '90s Earache Records (ENTOMBED and NAPALM DEATH) like crudity, complete with the grim production (mastered by Robin Völkert of Dean Dirg). The mysterious artwork is done by Paul Barsch of Julith Krishun. The limited, colored, one-sided LP comes with a screenprinted b-side, 350gr thick cover with reverse side printings, lyricsheet, black innersleeve and is housed in a polybag with sticker. You'll probably also find something to like on DEATHRITE - it's a promise!
Finally the real Grindcore is back !! Finland's finest harsh Grindcore maniacs DEATH TOLL 80K kicks your bloody asses with 23 mindblowing trax between ARSEDESTROYER and INSECT WARFARE ! Featering members of HOODED MENACE.
LIM. EDITION OF 100 LP of 180gr HEAVY WEIGHT BLACK WAX!
So a band from Greece and a band from Finland walk into a bar...okay, not really, but Greece's Astro Grinders Dephosphorus and Finland's rising stars of the Unparalled Sense of Violent Groove have teamed up to release "Collaboration" LP - a nine song, discordantly brutal masterpiece that explores the more tortured, emotional and existential side of the contemporary extreme underground. But don't worry, it still totally grinds and pummels (and there's even a slow jam for grandma!)
Far more than a mere split, this is a trve kvlt collab: each band exchanged singers on each opening song and guitarists – AND the solo by Haapoja’s Pekka Kivela on Dephosphorus' tribute to Slayer "Shades of Reality", after all the release is dedicated to the late Jeff Hanneman.
Dephosphorus hail from Athens, Greece and play a unique musical style known as astrogrind: they endorse a cosmic, mind expanding aesthetic, striving to forge a creative damage path through the underground scene.
With “Collaboration LP,” Dephosphorus return hot on the heels of 2014’s “Ravenous Solemnity” with 5 tracks of their signature hybrid of grind, thrash and underground delights. Vocals dragged from the corpse of just-dead banshee, a multi-verse of blast-beats and glorious riffs that seize you like a rabid bear hug.
On the other side of the wax we have Finland’s Haapoja, who bring a bit more of a blackened approach to their fierce renditions. Contributing 4 tracks to the “Collaboration LP”, Haapoja return to form heard on their 2011 and 2013 lps, spitting angular, befowled and almost mathy riffs over nuclear-clock precision beats and raw-throated howls.
Borrowing musical sensibilities from black metal, hardcore, thrash and grindcore, Haapoja expound on themes of existential and cosmic plights – man lost in an unknowable universe with nothing but a few bleak stars to guide him.
Viral Graphics is responsible the stunning artwork, and the wax comes with a lyrics insert printed on gorgeous cardstock, with reverse board/uncoated paper jackets.
Available as a digital download directly from the bands, and on limited 180 gm vinyl from Handshake Inc. 7degrees Records and Nerve Altar!
Bundling all things extreme and heavy into a unique, coherent music style known as astrogrind, and endorsing a cosmic, mind expanding concept with the associated aesthetics, Dephosphorus are a creative force on the edge of the contemporary music scene.
Maintaining since 2011 and the now classic “Axiom” mini-LP high standards and a consistent discographic presence, they have been graced with the enthusiastic support of a cult following comprised of eclectic music lovers from all over the globe.
“Ravenous Solemnity”, the 2nd full-length album succeeding to 2012’s critically and fan acclaimed “Night Sky Transform”, marks a milestone for the band. The addition behind the drum kit of John Votsis, one the most talented and dedicated musicians of the local Greek scene, has been instrumental in making of this dense, 43-minute-long odyssey Dephosphorus’ most intense and majestic effort to date.
Illustrated once again with stunning artwork by analog visionaries and friends Viral Graphics, packaged as a glorious gatefold double LP pressed on 180g heavy wax by the good care of the band’s allies and vinyl specialists 7 Degrees Records in cooperation with Handshake Inc., the latter providing for the first time North American distribution for the band, “Ravenous Solemnity” is destined to be a classic gem in any extreme audiophile’s record collection. A digital version is available for a reasonable fee from the band’s Bandcamp page,
DEPHOSPHORUS carry on their „Astrogrind“ the way they did with their outstanding MLP „Axiom“, that has hit several „best of 2011“ lists in several zines and blogs and their 2 split 7“es with WAKE and GREAT FALLS and are even able to take it to the next level. There’s a guest appearence by Ryan Lipynsky (Unearthly Trance, The Howling, Thralldom) who provides his very own stellar vocals, lyrics and lead guitars. The LP will be pressed on 180g heavy weight black wax, packed into a beautiful gatefold sleeve with a lyric sheet and a poster crafted by the amazing Viral Graphics.
Recorded, mixed and mastered at Northside Studios with Miltos Schimatariotis, who also provided again the live electronics, the recordings are very agressive and organic and is a big step forward since „Axiom“.
With the help of DIYload 7Degrees provides download-codes with the vinyl.
An Astrogrind – Masterpiece in 7 Acts
The Debut of Greece’s Dephosphorus combines astral blasts, stellar grooves and spaced out soundscapes into a very own and unique experience in extreme music. The artwork crafted by Viral Graphics masterly underlines the band’s cosmic concept.
DEPRAVATION plays a filthy mixture of hardcore, metal and crust. After their 2013 debut "II: maledictvm", the split with SLOWLY WE ROT showed the direction the band was heading to with the songs of their new release "feast with the rats". The current material is heavily influenced by death and black-metal (the vicious BOLT THROWER and MAYHEM style, not the ambient, progressive... 3rd wave crap), spawning 4 loathsome tracks somewhere between despair and fury. They sound ferocious across this record is angry as hell - pure anger - a swirling mass of guitar and bass pinned in by some great drumming with vocals like a sand blaster. It’s a rush, from one end to the other. If you are into BLIND TO FAITH, HESSIAN or WITHDRAWAL, you should definitely check this rager out. Don't worry about the genres - just feel the hate seething from this excellent mini-album. The one-sided, 180gr thick vinyl comes with a screenprinted b-side, a cover and inlay with incredibly blunt artwork by Gravedweller and includes a digital download Card.
They pumel the shit out of a drop tuned guitar with totally guttural vocals, while the whole pace of this throbs in a dis-beat style that also goes beyond into a thicker combo of crust-grind-punkcore dis style, and I'm into it. Another crust fist in the air band, with a super fucking heavy style.
“The album is stunning. I can imagine firework going off and people losing their minds when they go live with these songs. Make sure you check it out!” – Tue Madsen, Antfarm Studios
"This is our report. The story doesn't end here. We will sing these songs. That's what keeps us alive. A trip through Subversion Valley and it takes us to places unknown. The sound has changed and so have we.“
Melbourne’s Diploid fuse elements of screamo, black metal, noise rock, and powerviolence to create caustic new forms of sonic violence. Their experimental approach sears the psyche with bursts of swirling blackened noise, crackling feedback, and distorted screams. Heavy stuff!
Theabsolute heaviness coupled with dark, dismal despair. Two doom titans from their respective cities of Chicago and Toronto join for this event; each presenting works of such magnitude and density, that in their playing creates
an irreparable chasm which threatens to swallow the continent whole. This is less a soundtrack but more simply heralding the end of all that is...
LP is limited to 500 copies!Grita Mietras Puedas album featuring 25 studio songs of pure fucking old school grindcore recorded with the new line up!!! For DENAK, WARSORE, 324, WORMROT, CAPTAIN CLEANOFF fans!Released in colaboration by: Mono Canibal, Corrosión Cerebral Records, Hecatombe Records, EveryDayHate, Bucho Discos, Broca Records.
Doomsisters is a trio from Le Thillot in France, playing intense Grind Crust Punk mixed with sludge parts in DIY/ Punk attitude. S/t album is limited to 500 copies, released on white 12 inch vinyl by: Dream Comes True, Tanker Records, Dingleberry Records, No Way Asso, EveryDayHate, Deviance, Crustatombe, Witch Bukkake Records, Unlogical Feeling, Asso Domi.
Genre: Post-(Black) Metal, Post-Hardcore, Sludge
Country: Czech Republic / Russia
Drom - Věčný hlad
Drom - Kopí v zádech zabodlé
Moro Moro Land - Endless Parade
Moro Moro Land - Speak
Recorded by Anden Music
Mixed by Jan Šmejkal at Anden Music
Mastered by James Plotkin
MORO MORO LAND:
Recorded by Alexey "Batyr" Basyrov at CORSO Studio
Mixed and mastered by Jasmin Dasovic
Artwork by Kuba Sokolski
From Profound Lore: Entitled “Test Of Submission”, this is the sixth full-length album in DYSRHYTHMIA’s repertoire and the band’s most-intense and accomplished album to date. Already going on a decade-plus career, DYSRYHTMIA were one of the first prominent bands to bring awareness to the instrumental progressive metal movement in America, in an age where there were not even a handful of bands attempting to do what DYSRHYTHMIA were doing in music; setting new standards and helping to create a new movement within extreme metal all on their own. The band would gain even more prominence as part of the Relapse Records roster where not only members from DYSRYHTMIA (them of course being guitarist Kevin Hufnagel, bassist Colin Marston, and drummer Jeff Eber) would also be defined by their musical and playing fortitude, but said members would continue to make a name for themselves even further within such bands as Gorguts, Krallice, Vaura, Byla, and …Behold The Acrtopus.
Nonetheless, such accomplished musicians have once again come together to make a new album at a time where there seems to be a overbearing glut of bands attempting to prove their worth in some rat-race to see which band can outdo themselves in technical prowess or whatever. DYSRHYTHMIA’s “Test Of Submission” will singlehandedly prove this trio’s superiority. With ease.