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Four years since their debut, Seattle death grinders THEORIES — featuring current/former members of Samothrace, Black Breath, Skarp, Book Of Black Earth, and more — are back with Vessel, ten tracks of intricate and unforgettable brutality. Recorded and mixed by Andy Patterson (Cult Leader, Gaza, Eagle Twin) at The Boars Nest in Salt Lake City, Utah and mastered by Dave Otero (Primitive Man, Cephalic Carnage, Cattle Decapitation) at Flatline Audio in Denver, Colorado, Vessel is raw, grimy, and absolutely punishing; the sound THEORIES has been striving for since their inception.
Issues the band, “It’s 2019. Everything is fucked, water is becoming undrinkable, air is becoming toxic, people are on all opposing sides at each other’s throats with hate, the wealthy and powerful practice in profits over humanity, peoples’ idea of change comes from ‘thoughts and prayers’ social media posts, depression has run rampant, and we’re all dying. This isn’t some dystopian story plot; this is where the world is. We wrote a record; that’s not what it’s about. But it’s pissed and so are we.”
Forged in 2011, THEORIES released Regression in 2015 on Metal Blade, a worthy introduction of Lee McGlothlen’s (Black Breath) caterwauling guitar riffs, Kush Karimi’s nauseating bass attack, and the relentlessly creative drumming of Joe Axler (ex- Samothrace, Skarp, Book Of Black Earth). The band toured extensively, appearing at Maryland Death Fest and Southwest Terror Fest, and sharing stages with the likes of Goatwhore, Black Breath, Mutilation Rites, Wake, and Ghoul before coming home and refining their sound into something even more intense and inscrutable. After parting ways with their frontman, the band recruited Wes Harrison on second guitar, and created their new three-vocal attack that further adds to the chaos of Vessel, an album that pulls from multiple extremes to carve out its own grisly niche.
THEORIES / WAKE - Split 7" still available!
Face destroying Blackened Hardcore monsters TELOS present their debut of the same name. Drawing significant influence from contemporary blast merchants Hexis and angular, chaotic riff titans
Converge TELOS create their own sound through an alliance of these concepts.
This masterpiece shifts from rushing breathless sections of hasty drums and frantic riff to super aggressive hyperblasting to sudden melodic drops and back again. Coming in at under the 30minute mark this output does an admirable job of exploring the concept presented under the title; TELOS being Greek for 'End', the release follows ideas of environmental collapse, the problems of post-modern society and overpopulation, and plays with ideas of metaphysical beings as metaphors, embodying the eponymous TELOS as a deity-like humanity destroying creature.
Following this almost sci-fi story like structure is refreshingly unusual in this genre and the band pulls it off remarkably well. Their sound is certainly comparable to that of a destruction deity. In short this is a brutally effective release in the blackened hardcore genre that will satisfy anyone looking for their blasting dissonance fix while at the same time offering interest and depth for repeated listens with a strong conceptual leaning and unusual Instrumentation.
There are bands that have this one bombastic record and are never able to come close to it again .. NOT tempest – they made a huge advancement without loosing their sound or uniqueness. They sound even heavier on these recordings although the songs are more complex and very beautifully arranged. Angry and devastating - this isnt just another record. It is a statement!
This is even heavier and more destructive than their cogita mori 7” . ambivalence features 7 trackes between epic heaviness and devastating speed, brutal vocals and loads of beauty in the guitar work. one of the most underrated bands these days. a 12” masterbeast!
After releasing dozens of demos and splits Germany's TERRORAZOR return with the debut full length. “Abysmal Hymns Of Disgust” brings forth 19 songs of ripping old school grindcore with some death and thrash metal influences. The band is led by Avenger (NOCTURNAL, EXORCISM, FRONT BEAST, THE FOG…) on guitars/bass, Cryptkeeper (WITCHBURNER) on vocals and Skullsplitter (NOCTURNAL) on drums. The album was mixed and mastered by Joel Grind (TOXIC HOLOCAUST) and artwork handled by Putrid (AUTOPSY, CIANIDE, COFFINS, GRAVEYARD, HOODED MENACE, IMPETIGO). This is a must have for fans of REPULSION, TERRORIZER, DEAD INFECTION, old NAPALM DEATH, BLOOD, IMPETIGO, and SLAUGHTER (Can).
01. The Fouling
02. Black Ash
03. Underground Shame
04. Trampling Down The Vermin
05. Altar Of Obscenity
06. Inhale Death
07. No Salvation
08. Dead Body Delight
09. Vomit Upon The Cross
10. Fucking Whore, Ending In Gore
11. Orgy Of Luxuria
12. Primitive Reaction
13. Pain Addiction / Praise The Suffering
14. Maggots In Your Head
15. ... From The Graves
16. In Deaths Cold Grip
17. Defilement Of All Beauty
18. Nuclear Enlightment
19. Loss Of Temper
The Arson Project playing crushing political hardcore/grind in the similar vein of bands like Cursed, Dead in the Dirt, His Hero is Gone and Masakari. Insanely pissed off vocals, ultra-heavy downtuned guitars and energetic drums that relentlessly will pound your body to shit, in songs that sometimes may vary from raging dbeat and blasting speeds, to moments of total sludge-doom-apocalypse. Nine years after their debut MCD "Blood and Locust" , their long-awaited full length DISGUST' which will be released on 6th of April, is recorded together with William Blackmon (Victims, Gadget) and mastered by Brad Boatright (From Ashes Rise, Nails, Weekend Nachos, Magrudergrind etc) in the legendary Audiosiege studio in Portland, USA.
Smash the box and reject their rules. This scene belongs to each us, and it is what we make it. No doctrines were written, no parameters were set. Rules set limits and no limits exist to each of our differences and every single one of our influences. Hardcore is the sound of revolution, and revolution takes many shapes and forms. Born in the summer of the millennium, they are the future of this scene so many kids base their lives on. They are the band that will set the precedent for years to come. Indescribably and incomparable musical talent and love for music is all it took for this band to make an imprint in the great state of Texas and open a door to the rest of the world. Not metal, not indie rock, not emo, not punk rock, no sub genre could be used to describe this band exclusively. Influenced from each? Yes but not as a whole. Any band that can offer a sense of salvation to anyone. No matter what amount, is worth a listen. So here is what we offer: THE RISE. They play with a style that is, on a very basic level hardcore. But I think all of us involved are hoping that what we are doing now is a little refreshing and eventually leading up to defining something new,” explains Coco. “lots of ideas, more electronics. Getting down with keyboards, a piano, sequencers, samplers, this band is breaking ground on some interesting hardcore ideas. A must have for everyone in progressive and radical music.
RED/ BLACK MIXED VINYL
Two UK bands combine to produce a record to reflect the bleak realities of the modern world. A record that evokes the dark, miserable and disorienting experience of watching humanity destroy itself.
The This Ends Here side of this intriguing split is 18 minutes that claim to be five songs but could be anything from one to a dozen depend on who’s counting, proving the potential for modern crust to incorporate a challenging variety of musical genres. It opens with Seeds, a continuation of the sound on the 2014 Afterwards 7“ - anthemic d-beat breaking into heavy riffage – before careening through a chaotic collection of styles including punk, doom and post-rock and finally descending into a bleak, atmospheric outro. Lyrically, the themes of environmental and social collapse run throughout these songs, with a haunting sample from Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, whilst musically evoking emotions such as anger, despair and even hope that accompany these dark themes.
Conqueror Worm are a three piece bass and drums deathgrind band that combine the viciousness of bands like 324 and Fear of God with the atmosphere of Gorguts and the barbarism of Celtic Frost. This release sees them exploring dungeon-crawling grind that is equal parts cavernous and ear-splitting. A roughly hewn collection of very nasty tunes, the tracks lyrically and thematically mirror the This Ends Here side- songs about the eradication of nature are paired with reflective sci-fi themed blasts and a fizzing, noise-laden production. Drawing from doom and noise influences the bass runs through as many amps and distortion pedals as possible creating a truely monolithic cloud of noise, occasionally penetrated by swarming blast beats and tortuous, wailed vocals in the vein of Khanates Alan Dubin.
160 doom black
225 red & black mixed
heavy 380g cover, pantone colors
insert with lyrics and liner notes
Hailing from Stockholm, This Gift is a Curse play a combination of hardcore and sludge with great influences from both the occult black metal-scene as well as drone soundscapes. Spanning from slow, epic sections to faster, energetic parts, the songs show a great diversity in both musicianship and creativity. Since the debut CDEP the band have played a lot of shows and done a number of tours in Scandinavia as well as Europe, meanwhile working on their debut full-length album. During the late summer and early fall of 2011 the band recorded what came to be “I, Guilt Bearer” at a secret location north of Stockholm. To be free from any time limit, they asked the producer Magnus Björk (who worked with bands like Meleeh and Children of Fall) to move his studio to this specific location so the band could work with the recording without boundaries and whenever they felt like. What you hear is a harsh, honest and straight forward sound combined with a solid core of musical- as well as dark blunt emotional depth.
"Baton Rogue’s apocalyptically heavy sludge bastions THOU are releasing a humongous triple LP set entitled ‘Ceremonies Of Humiliation’, compiling all of the band’s material from various split releases over the years. In addition to their highly anticipated forthcoming full-length ‘Heathen’, THOU has this release ‘Ceremonies Of Humiliation’, a collection of all of the band’s musical output from split releases prior to the release of their mammoth 2010 opus ‘Summit’. That means all of THOU's contribution to their splits with Black September, Leech, Mohoram Atta, Salome and Haarp are all accounted for in this triple vinyl set."
01. Smoke Pigs
02. Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos
03. The Eyes of the World Are Upon You
04. Fleur du Mal
05. Loneliness Dances in the Gorgon’s Stare
06. Don’t Vote
07. Shorties with MP40s: The Personal is Political
08. I am the Leviathan
10. Here I Stand Head in Hands
11. Rats and Mice and Swarms of Lice
12. The Defeatist’s Lament
13. The Song of Illuminate Darkness
Thurm is a brand new band with with (ex-) members of ANTEATER and AMBER. This 12"-vinyl record is the first record from them. You will get epic, brutal and apocalyptic music which will blast you right away. Black Metal meets Hardcore. For fans of RORCAL, HEXIS, CELESTE etc...
Hell yes. Here's the new Titan LP. Over two years in the making, Burn features ten new songs from Titan. Titan is a metallic post hardcore, sludge, and metal band from Toronto, Canada. Titan draws influences from bands such as Union Of Uranus and His Hero is Gone and merge them with an Isis type of drone. Burn is Titan's latest release and should please any fan of heavy music. Definitely a must for people who enjoy bands like Cursed, Tragedy, and slower doom bands such as Isis...... Highly recommended!
Toronto, Ontario's aptly named TITAN puts the listener in a stranglehold from the 1st seething instance of feedback and doesn't relent until the very last jack-hammer of the bass drum has finished. TITAN are a blitzkrieg of vicious guitar accented by a commanding rhythm section and laced throughout with the ferocity of the lead vocalist. Quoting influences such as the early material of doom pioneers NEUROSIS, Canadian hardcore legends URANUS and metal/hardcore masters CONVERGE, TITAN has managed to create something powerful, extreme and ultimately unique. The allure of TITAN's immense and brutal sound is once more present in their newest full-length called "colossus" - their best recorded stuff so far! Housed in an eyecatching gatefold cover!
Warmer Months makes for a viscerally heavy listen and is an absolute must listen for people who enjoy bands like Cursed, Tragedy, and slower doom bands such as Northless, Deafheaven, and The Alaskan. Highly recommended! Enjoy!
Limited edition vinyl pressing (translucent yellow) of Warmer Months, released for TITAN's European tour in July 2012. Only 200 copies pressed.
This has two new tracks of germanys JUNE PAIK with a playtime of more then 15 minutes! This is even heavier then their 12" but it still has the emoviolent edge! TITAN are hailing from canada and that s how they sound - epic destructive hardcore in the vein of Buried Inside or Union of Uranus - 1 track , over 9 minutes!!
Long time awaiting split LP between hardcore stoner Tummo (ex More Bad News, Gospel Of The Future) and crust core maniacs Tomorrows Hell (ex Mass Genocide Process). Tummo side recorded in studio Shaark and mastered by Ondrej Jezek (Jamor) will bring you downtempo hardcore in the vein of Eyehategod, High On Fire or Weedeater. Crust side of this split were recorded in famous studio Hellsound and will take you back in times when Warcollapse, Bombraid, 3 Way Cum or Wind Of Pain were on top lists of every crusties around the world
Totem Skin's shivering melodies were created in the deep forests in the outskirts of Borlänge, Sweden; conducted by 6 individuals who poured every drop of passion they could harvest from the
bottom of their hearts. The band saw its dawn in the fall/winter of 2012 as a three piece, which produced and recorded two EP’s themselves while adding members as recording went along. The full
line-up was completed in March 2013, allowing the band to further expand on their... musical horizons.
“Still Waters Run Deep” is the band’s first full length and their first real documentation since the completed formation. Recorded at the Ranch Production House in Southampton, UK and engineered by Lewis Johns (Goodtime Boys, ex-The Long Haul), the soundscape of the album ranges from raw aggression to doomy heaviness and unsettling guitar melodies. The vocals create an honest and desperate atmosphere, with the dual vocalists screaming themes of nature and problems in life. Intense grinding shares space with quiet and reverent moments, but the sonic landscape is always filled with emotion.
This is the 2nd full lenght after the well acclaimed "Still Waters Run Deep" full lenght on Dog Knights. Totem Skin deliver 7 new tracks of the blackend crust screamo hardcore.
Totem Skin create soundscape that ranges from raw aggression to doomy heaviness and unsettling guitar melodies. The create an dark atmosphere filled with emotional vocals. Sonic landscape filled with emotion roll over you and leave you behind with an open mouth and bloody ears - Mastered at Audiosiege in Portland
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Powerviolence from the most boring town in Belgium, Heultje. Started out as a Powerviolence/d-beat band but evolved by adding more grindy parts. Influenced by powerviolence, grind, HC/punk and even some emoviolence in the newer songs. Very outspoken on and off stage
Transatlantic Rat's Atoms music feels somehow weird. Twisted and heavy groovy PsychDoom from two thirds of Ufo Gestapo (RIP). Occasional sax, clarinet, harp and keyboards give their side of the split a slight jazzy dissonant feeling. It rises from the heavy rocking ground to some spacy, but dirty and drony feel, and then again rocks and waves one heavy like being in a space capsule, where history and phrases flow by and mean something nothing. Second songs name "Rise Reverse in the Middle of Nowhere" speaks this well. Warm and distantly cold the same time.
BirdEye have gently and humbly taken the b-side. But this is none other than Edgy Burning Witch's new band. Evil and psychedelic in its own inimitable way. The music is organic but noisy. Is this Doom with Ambient parts? Whatever. The heavy songs splay soundscapes of trippy mental states (song title "Hivemind" points in that direction), that appear pathological and disturbing but are cleansing. An archaic and mediatative approach to that style of music that hovers above things, because the band knows its game well.
On top of all that is a really beautiful and fitting artwork from Jason Wagoner on brown natural cardboard.
Sickness In' is the third album from Portland's most wretched, Trees. The band presents a two-song assault, each one roughly fifteen minutes in length, each a slowly rotting heap of droning slow-motion deathdoom riffs decomposing into clouds of black amplifier hum, high shrieking voices and tortured screams drifting against the glacial roar of smoking amp stacks and short-circuiting hardware. Where the previous album had Trees employing some interesting rhythmic chaos and longer stretches of ambient filth, this time around the band drops some of their most leaden, majestic riffs yet into their slow-mo filthstorm, massive saurian doom riffs slipping WAY out of the confines of 'groove' and deep into rumbling fields of charred ritualistic chanting and almost Abruptum-like states of psychotic noise.
After some split lp’s and ep’s here comes the first full length record of this technical grind band from Glauchau/Germany. Although everything is colored it’s a dark and evil record with some surprises.
debut 12"LP of dark hardcore / stoner inspirated by Entombed, Disfear or Coliseum bands from HellBrno feat. ex/current members of MORE BAD NEWS, EMA CAMELIA, GOSPEL OF THE FUTURE and SPACE TO BEING bands. They're coming to destroy your ears by six brand-new tracks mastered at Jámor studio by Ondra Ježek.