Friday, August 19, 2016

NOTOPIA demo 2016 now up in streaming

Stumbled upon this UK's band, that named themselves NOTOPIA, on European Skatepunk.
They still don't have any fb page so no additional info and their bandcamp doesn't help  for this either.

Check out their first 6-track demo which can be downloaded for free as well @: https://notopia.bandcamp.com/album/demo-2016

Monday, August 8, 2016

TESTAMENT live in Milano July 30th 2016

words and photos by marcs77

It took me a life to go and catch Oakland, Bay Area based legendary thrasher TESTAMENT live and honestly I don't have any clues why. Was it that metal shows are too much of big events for me to attend –prefer the no barriers setting at hardcore punk shows? Was it that they weren't on the bill of the few metal festivals I went to? Was it that during the mid 90's when I was a teenager Testament were no longer at their peak of popularity, if they actually got really there any time?    -this band deserved more than what they achieved.
I got introduced to the Californian thrash metal pioneers at some point around the release of "Low" (1994), a record I bought as soon as it was out, and from then I went on looking for their older material that blown me away since the very first listen of songs like "Over The Wall", "Apocalyptic City", "Alone In The Dark", "Into The Pit", "Trial By Fire", "Disciples Of The Watch", "Practice What You Preach", "Electric Crown" and "Return To Serenity" to name but a few. The master thrash riffing by Eric Peterson together with the varied yet trade-mark vocals by Chuck and superb lead guitar work by Alex made the band, in my view, to stand among the greats of the genre, who helped to bring thrash metal to the heavy music fans.
In over 40 years of being a band, the inception of group actually dates to 1983 when they were named Legacy and they had Exodus' Steve "Zetro" Souza on vocals, the five-piece went through its share of line-up changes that, however, always saw great, talented musicians taking over on one instrument or another (drums and bass) -the likes of James Murphy, Dave Lombardo, Paul Bostaph, Kris Kontos, John Dette, Glen Drover played on albums or toured with the band.
Sorry for these side notes to gig report, which I thought to write for the hardcore punk and punk kid who may have not heard of Testament.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

REVENGE OF THE PSYCHOTRONIC MAN go extra-planetary in "I Wanna Be A Spaceman" video

If you like your punk thrashly fast and energic that's a band for you...

Manchester thrash-punks Revenge of the Psychotronic Man (RPM) have just revealed the video for ‘I Wanna Be A Spaceman’, the latest track to be taken from their critically acclaimed third full-length album, the Alan Partridge homaging Colossal Velocity, out now on TNSrecords.

Watch and share the ‘I Wanna Be A Spaceman’ video here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFJ1mUtoPyw

Saturday, July 23, 2016

THE DECLINE announce Summer EU Tour, 'Are You Gonna Eat That?' limited edition vinyl pressing EU Release: 29th July

THE DECLINE from Perth Australia are to hit Europe this summer for a continent wide tour.
The tour is in support of the release of a Limited Editon 12" splattered frosted clear vinyl pressing of 2011's 'Are You Gonna Eat That?' album, through Pee Records.

UK/EU pre-orders for 'Are You Gonna Eat That?' went live through Disconnect Disconnect Records in late April and sold out instantly.

Watch here the touring themed video for the track "Showertime In The Slammer" off the album "Are You Gonna Eat That" https://youtu.be/vZeaOjNFx5U and keep reading about their upcoming tour...

FIRE FROM THE GODS releasing their debut on Rise records on Aug. 26th

Some metalcore shit with a vision, positive message, interesting lyrics, some rapping and definitely a
bit of fresh air here. FIRE FROM THE GODS' latest signing at Rise records, read on this press item and watch the video for the song "Excuse Me"...

Austin, TX quintet Fire From The Gods will release Narrative, their Rise Records debut, on August 26.

To coincide with the launch of pre-orders, a music video is premiering for the track "Excuse Me" which can be viewed here.

Friday, July 22, 2016

NOFX new single "Six Years On Dope" being premiered now

NOFX’s brand new album, "First Ditch Effort", is out October 7th, but its first single is out today!

Watch the lyric video clip for the track "Six Years On Dope" here and read on the super-lengthy press-release from Fat Wreck Chords camp https://youtu.be/lPXc2gmNg0s

Saturday, July 16, 2016

FOR TODAY call it quits, announce final Euro tour


Surely some of you remember FOR TODAY from the times and releases when the guys were on Facedown records. Here some latest news from Nuclear Blast headquarters, which signed them last year and released the album "Wake"...

Iowa-based powerhouse, FOR TODAY have called it quits earlier this month and have now announced their final European tour.

Stated the band: "After over 11 years as a band, 6 full length albums and 1 EP, we have decided to make 2016 the last year of FOR TODAY. When we started this band in 2005, we never imagined that our music would make it out of Sioux City, Iowa, let alone take us all around the world multiple times. Our lives have been hugely impacted by the time we've spent making music and touring. We met our wives, had kids and moved to different states because of FOR TODAY.

INTEGRITY sign to Relapse Records

One of the most recent signing at Relapse records...

Relapse Records is extremely proud to announce the signing of hardcore legends INTEGRITY.

Originally formed in 1988, INTEGRITY are known for being one of the most incendiary and influential bands in American hardcore and modern metal history and have released 11 full-length albums and a litany of splits / EPs including a recent split with Power Trip.
INTEGRITY are set to record their new full-length album later this year which will be released by Relapse in 2017. Frontman Dwid Hellion commented on the new material and signing:

"It is a great honor to be a part of the Relapse family. I have been a longtime admirer of the label and excited to have our new album released under the Relapse banner.