Sunday, February 19, 2017

Streaming now: SHIZUNE "Cheat Death, Live Dead" 10" vinyl

Streaming now the new 10" vinyl effort from Lonigo, VI, Italy screamo noiser SHIZUNE.

The band about their latest work "Hi everybody, we are happy to share with you our new self produced album! It has been recorded by Federico Grella DIRTY sound STUDIO and mixed&mastered by Will Killingsworth Dead Air Studios.
You can download it for free, share it or support us with a donation. DIY is something we truly believe in and it has always accompanied us during these years, thank you shizune".

Listen to and download here the full record https://shizune.bandcamp.com/album/cheat-death-live-dead

Finland's FORESEEN to relase a new LP this April, new 7" EP out now

Finland's third-waver thrash-crossover outfit FORESEEN has announced the release of their second full-length album this April.
"Continuing in the direction of its predecessor -"Helsinki Savagery" (2015), "Grave Danger" delivers the punishingly relentless pace and aggression now firmly established by the iron hammer of Foreseen. Here find scraping, throat ripping vocals over lacerating Thrash dominance and possessed Hardcore breakdowns that twist seamlessly with an ever-increasing 80s Heavy Metal tenacity" -states the band.

"Grave Danger" will see LP, CD, and digital release on both sides of the Atlantic, courtesy of Svart Records and 20 Buck Spin. U.S. release date is 21st of April and European one will be out 24th of April.

The band has also just released a 2-track 7" EP "Power Intoxication b​/​w Dying Spirit". Stream here the two song off their bandcamp https://foreseen.bandcamp.com/album/power-intoxication-b-w-dying-spirit

DIPLOMATICS relased new LP on Go Down records

DIPLOMATICS is a retro-punk-rock band founded in 2012 by members coming from Vicenza, Italy rock'n'roll and punk scene, and on Feb. the 14th they have put out their brand new LP “I Lost My Soul In This Town” through Go Down records -a small Italian label digging the psych rock, stoner, desert rock, '60s, hard rock, ‘70s sounds since it enstablished itself in 2003.

Watch here the video clip for the song "Hey Loser, You Poser" taken off the new record https://youtu.be/UoAxzx4zIxk

Saturday, February 18, 2017

STRAIGHT OPPOSITION recording a new album end of this month

Pescara, Italy hardcore bashers STRAIGHT OPPOSITION will be hitting the Till Deaf recording studio on Feb. 28th to start the recording of brand new album entitled "The Fury Is From The Coast".
The Band described the new work with these following words "10 Tracks of Hardcore Anger, as you known with Step By Step and Fury Stands Unbeaten. Old School no trends, for fans of Terror, Blood For Blood, Slapshot and many more..."
And the album is gonna be out on their longtime label Indelirium records.

You can listen here to a preview-audio-clip featuring a short track titled "This Is It" https://youtu.be/83dDAmWUK2Y

HOLY+GOLD releasing "Feral Children" on February 17

Some sounds that may take you back to the 90's...


While the name HOLY+GOLD might not instantly ring a bell, the Atlanta five-piece consists of some familiar names including former members of the band's Norma Jean, The Chariot and The Glass Ocean, to name a few.
Friends for nearly half their lives, the band members only recently formed Holy+Gold, after making a concerted effort to spend more time together playing music, after adulthood and everyday responsibilities got in the way.
In early 2016, the guys convened in the home studio of their friend Dave Fountain (of the band Murder By Death) to record their debut album "Feral Children" themselves. The album was also partially recorded in the tool shed that they practice in. It was then mixed and mastered by their other close friend Ryan Boesch at his Parhelion Studios.
Holy+Gold released "Feral Children" as a "pay-what-you-want" on Band Camp in late 2016, where it racked up an impressive number of streams and was the best-selling rock album on the site for a few weeks), and now the album will finally get an official release on February 17, 2017.

Listen here to the audio clip for the song "Bat-Bird" https://youtu.be/EXHEnMnIlDg

Sunday, February 12, 2017

They are back! THE OBSESSED announce new album "Sacred" and premiere new song

This is really comes as a news we weren't expecting at all; the doom icon Wino exhumed from the cold wet soil THE OBSESSED (if you haven't heard of this band you must check their seminal self-titled debut LP recorded in 1985 and released in 1990 on Hellbound records after the band split up in 1986)...
Maryland doom legends THE OBSESSED will unleash "Sacred", the band’s first studio album in over 20 years. April 7, 2017 is the release date set worldwide for "Sacred" and the album is gonna be out via Relapse Records on CD/LP/DLX 2xLP/Digital.

With renewed energy and purpose, THE OBSESSED sounds heavier and more relevant than ever before. On Sacred, the band doubles down on enormous, heaving riffs and pummeling low-end across 12 tracks of eternal doom. Rounded out by Wino’s lyrical honesty and iconic throaty vocals, Sacred is an album that further pushes THE OBSESSED into the annals of heavy metal history, well worth the two-plus decade wait. The band will perform once again as three piece featuring Wino, Reid Raley and Brian Costantino.

Stream the band’s new song “Razor Wire” via YouTube https://youtu.be/BiQofYI7K7w

Saturday, January 28, 2017

KIDS INSANE / SLANDER Euro tour March/April 2017

Tel Aviv's punks KIDS INSANE, who have a new record out on March 10th, 2017 through Redfield
Records, and Venezia's bandanacore sensation SLANDER, who released their most recent work, the EP "Bad Weather" last July 2016 and played a couple of gigs in Israel, joined forces again to embark on a Euro tour which is gonna kick off on March 17th in Milano to wrap up on April the 2nd (venue still TBA).
Besides this more and more bonding touring alliance -the combos already toured Europe together in 2015- the two bands have a 12" split out on the same year.
Who never heard of these two bands, is this something possible?, you can listen here to the song "Varicose" off Kids Insane new album and the track "Never Enough" off Slander EP.

Here you go... KIDS INSANE "Varicose" https://youtu.be/Kzee5-jE2p0

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

FACEDOWN FEST 20TH YEARS, May 11, 12 & 13, 2017

If you're not a newby to the international hardcore punk music scene you should really have heard of Fallbrook, CA based long-time running record label FACEDOWN records. Back in the 90's, more exactly in 1997, they did organize the first FACEDOWN FEST.
This year the Californian label celebrates the 20th milestone of this event with newer and older bands making up their passionate hardcore family.
Read on the press-relaease and whether you're around in Pomona this May go and attend the festival.


We are beyond excited to announce the line-up for the Twenty Year anniversary edition of Facedown Fest happening May 11 - 13, 2017 at the Glasshouse in Pomona, CA. It's an honor to have worked with so many great artists over the past 20 years and we are humbled that many of them are coming back to perform reunions at this years Fest! These very special reunions include: A Plea For Purging, In The Midst Of Lions, Overcome (Jason Stinson on vocals line-up), Nodes Of Ranvier, Bloodlined Calligraphy, Sinai Beach, xLooking Forwardx, and Hands! The Fest will also include such headliners as: Impending Doom, Sleeping Giant, and Gideon along with the rest of the Facedown Family (full line-ups below).