Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Now reviewed: INDIAN, SPIKNYKTER, FALLSTAR, HEARTSOUNDS, ZERO MENTALITY and INGESTED

INDIAN From All Purity (CD)

by Michela A.

Forget the bright colors of the upcoming spring, forget sun, daisies and blues skies...‘cause INDIAN new and 5th full-length “From all purity” out on Relapse on January 21st is here to bring you back to a dark and gloomy Hades. The Chicago-based sludge/doom quartet featuring ex member of Wolves In The Throne Room Will Lindsay is back with an extremely raw, harsh, disturbing 6-track album which will leave you with an aftertaste of inescapable oppression. Raw sound, dead-march alike rhythm section, black metal-influenced vocals and oppressive riffs, all trademark elements of all Indian previous releases, are here violently pushed to breaking point.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

RED FANG Euro tour 2014, the second coming

RED FANG can definitely call Europe their new home.
After numerous succesful and sold out shows in January, February, March and April (currently still on tour in Finland and Russia), the Portland quartet RED FANG have announced European live dates for the summer, including various festival appearances.


All dates:

25.07.14 Germany Neuensee Rock Im Wald
26.07.14 Netherlands Lichtenvoorde Zwarte Cross Festival
27.07.14 Germany Saarbrücken Garage
28.07.14 Italy Milan Magnolia
29.07.14 Italy Rome Traffic

Friday, April 11, 2014

BANE "Don't Wait Up", the final album?

The word has been around since last year, the new BANE album titled "Don't Wait Up", the follow-up to 2005's "The Note" will be the last for Worcester, Massachusetts based hardcore quintet.
The 10-track album was recorded in Haverhill, MA with producer Jay Maas (Defeater, Bane).
The band announced that the record is scheduled for release on May the 13th through their longtime label Equal Vision records and they will be starting touring on it in the US on May 23rd  featuring support from Turnstile and Take Offense.

Watch here the official album trailer

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

WEEKEND NACHOS Summer Euro tour

A tour thrash-punk-grindcore fanatics will better not be missing. Relapse's WEEKEND NACHOS are
gonna take their van and noise-filled extreme music around Europe this summer.

Chicago powerviolence kings WEEKEND NACHOS have announced a run of European dates this summer. Riding the success of last year's punishing Still, the boys will pack nine shows into nine days in a brutal conquest that's sure to leave no survivors. The dates will include a stop at France's Hellfest --Relapse press.

Tour dates:

Jun 13 - Postdam GER - Spartacus
Jun 14 - Copenhagen DK - Basement
Jun 15 - Rostock GER - Jaz (Matinee) w/ Primitive Man
Jun 16 - Mullheim GER - AZ
Jun 17 - Eindhoven NL - Dynamo w/ Primitive Man
Jun 18 - Antwerp BEL - Kavka w/ Primitive Man, Nervous mothers
Jun 19 - Paris FR - La Mecanique Ondulatoire
Jun 20 - Clisson FR - Hellfest
Jun - 21 - London UK - Birthdays

Friday, April 4, 2014

KYLESA interview

by Michela A.

It’s not the first time we have a talk with Kylesa, but this prolific metal-sludgy-psychedelic, better, kaleidoscopic 5-piece from Savannah, GA, has always some news to tell. We had the chance to have a beer with vocalist/guitarist Laura Pleasant in the venue’s warehouse just before their show at Arci Lo Fi in Milan, last 25th of January and we talked about Kylesa’s new album “Ultraviolet”, their record label “Retrofuturist Records” -and what lies behind these evocative names- the “new entry” in Kylesa backline and lots more. Maybe going a little bit off-topic sometimes? Well, just read and judge by yourself!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

NAPALM DEATH – Release special Roadburn festival EP and charity Cardiacs cover-download!

A massively lengthy press release off Century Media camp about UK's metal grindcore masters NAPALM
DEATH.

After a successful run of dates all across Europe including shows with Hatebreed and The Exploited, Grindcore legends NAPALM DEATH are proud to announce 2 very special projects that have been in the works recently.

First of all and as of today, NAPALM DEATH are launching a special cover song of the track “To Go Off And Things” by the Cardiacs via their bandcamp site as charity download.

NAPALM DEATH’s bass-player Shane Embury checked in to comment as follows: "Since I was blessed with being introduced to CARDIACS way back in 1986 they have been one of my favorite bands of all time! Getting to meet and become friends with Tim Smith, the musical genius behind it all, over the years was an added bonus. Tim always struck me as a person with a massive heart, who had a very pure and innocent view of the world in which we live in - something i totally related to, as the world can be a dark place - he radiated happiness.