Thursday, January 29, 2015

AGNOSTIC FRONT comment on songs of new album, announce classic member's participation!

We're sure all die-hard fans of NYC HC legends AGNOSTIC FRONT will have already read this
piece of news somewhere else, be it on AF official channels, Nuclear Blast's ones or on other maga-zines.
The New Yorkers are coming out with a brand new record, the eleventh off a carreer spanning over more than three decades (the band started out in 1982), aptly entitled "The American Dream Died", and NB hq is spreading around this "track by track" press release, read on, lot's of cool stuff here...

New York hardcore pioneers AGNOSTIC FRONT have released a full track by track commentary for every song on the band's upcoming album, »The American Dream Died«. Find the piece written by the band's iconic frontman, Roger Miret, below.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

New reviews, finally: MUD, SOUNDKRASH, MAZE, LAG WAGON, DRÅP, FIGHTCAST, BEDTIME FOR CHARLIE, NO BRAGGING RIGHTS, STORM{O}, THE KENDOLLS, CJ RAMONE, OVERSEAS, CAMICHES, DIGER and OLD FLINGS

MUD From The Bottom (CD)

by marcs77

We reviewed their previous outing “Violence Against Violence”, which marked the lengthy debut from this Italian hardcore based in Abruzzo (Teramo) -their earlier releases, since band's inception in 2004, count a demo dated 2006 and a 3-song EP in 2009.
Fast forward to 2014, countless gigs in Italy and a few stints across the border, and MUD puts out their sophomore album titled “From The Bottom”.
The blend of hardcore the foursome delivers takes, in equal parts, from the East Coast sound and the more brutal metallic hardcore, at times flirting with some vicious blast-beating grindcore and more groovy beats.
There's also some shit that seems the guys drawn off that contaminated metal hardcore son of the 90's (I'm thinking of Sepultura, Downset, Helmet, Nailbomb and that's a feel more than a direct clear influence).

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

THE SHRINE interview

by Michela A.

Jimi Hendrix on a skateboard, recording sessions in dirty dungeons, shows in living rooms... This and more stuff in the nice talk gotanerve-zine had with the longhaired lords of Psychedelic violence rock 'n' roll, THE SHRINE, just before their show in Berlin at Cassiopeia.
With last LP “Bless Off” out on March 2014, the rock 'n' roll destroyers from Venice, CA, are now inflaming stages around Europe playing shows at insane decibels with PA shooting wind like a thousand of hair driers all in one.
Read what they told us just before hell broke loose.

gan: So let’s talk about the band first! How did you get together? How did it all happen?

Sunday, December 14, 2014

A WILHELM SCREAM interview

by marcs77

The heroes of melodic hardcore punk with the heart into complexity and technique are back with a new album, their sixth in a career spanning over 14 years, entitled “Partycrasher” -well, sure that's nothing new to most of you guys being the record out since last November 5th, 2013.
As far as Italy goes, and it's really a pity pointing this out, A WILHELM SCREAM haven't made it to breaking in the league of the four-horsemen-of-punk-rock-band-to-be-booked-to-headline-major-gig-festivals (and who are these fab four? Nofx, Rancid, Pennywise, Ska-P) but they get either to open for bigger names or headline small sized venues like it's the case tonight here in Milan, in the smaller dive of Forum's building. Again I know that sucks alot! But who's to blame? Organizers who wanna play safe or kids who don't move to go out to a show where no-big-names are headlining?
We set down with Trevor Reilly (guitar and shredding) before the show to talk about “Partycrasher” and a good bunch of other interesting shit.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Pure Noise records welcomes LIKE PACIFIC, new EP out on January 20th 2015

Bay Area independent label Pure Noise Records is proud to announce the signing of rising TorontoLike Pacific.
based punk band
The band will be releasing a new, self-titled EP onJanuary 20th in the U.S. with Pure Noise and today to stream the record’s first new song “Suffering”.

Stream “Suffering” now at: https://soundcloud.com/purenoiserecs/like-pacific-suffering

Monday, December 8, 2014

Post-Punk trio, I, THE LION have announced the details of their new EP - "Run"

The trio from Cheltenham, UK have announced their new, 4 track EP will be self released on Feb 9th 2015.

I, THE LION are a 3 piece post-punk trio from Cheltenham (UK). A band that pride themselves on creative songwriting.
I, The Lion have become renowned as one of the hardest touring bands in the UK, having toured the UK countless times and playing every show they possibly can. With pure power, aggression and energy, I, The Lion feel most at home when on the road.
Since conception in 2011, I, The Lion have become renowned for their exuberant live performance and huge sound, solidifying themselves at the forefront of the British post-punk scene.

The new, 4 track EP, "Run" will be self released on Monday 9th February on Limited Edition CD and Digital.

Listen here to the track "Hold Strong"

Sunday, December 7, 2014

SIX TIME CHAMPION deliver a dose of Honesty

Following hot on the heels of fellow countrymen Neck Deep, ROAM, As It Is and Trash Boat, Brighton quintet SIX TIME CHAMPION are making their presence felt with storming new five-tracker, "Expecting Honesty".

Finally seeing release on December the 1st, you can stream the EP on their Bandcamp now: https://sixtimechampion.bandcamp.com/album/expecting-honesty

The 5 piece had to say of the momentous occasion: "We’re stoked to finally release Expecting Honesty. It feels like forever since we wrote and recorded it but the feedback that we’ve received so far from reviews and fans alike has been pretty overwhelming. We plan to play as many shows as we can in support of this record in the next year and we’re excited to see where the E.P will take us! A massive thanks to anyone who’s checked it out so far and hopefully we’ll see you at a show!"

NAPALM DEATH – Unveil “Apex Predator - Easy Meat” album artwork and tracklisting!

Birmingham's NAPALM DEATH will never set back with their struggle to speak out against the harm perpetrated by greedy few upon poors, unpriviligedand disadvantaged groups and with a brand new album coming out end of January 2015 the foursome proves, whether necessary, there's still a lot to speak out against 33 years into their career.

Having just wrapped up a tour through Japan, UK Grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH are now launching the cover artwork and the tracklisting for their upcoming 15th studio album. Entitled “Apex Predator - Easy Meat”, the album will be released on January 26th, 2015 in Europe and January 27th, 2015 in North America via Century Media Records.

The album’s striking artwork, which can be seen above, was created by Danish designer Frode Sylthe / Friktion.com, who has previously worked on NAPALM DEATH’s latest album “Utilitarian” as well as with bands such as At The Gates, Totalt Javla Morker, The Haunted or Burst. NAPALM DEATH checked in to comment about the artwork as follows: