Friday, January 6, 2017

FIRST BLOOD got signed to Pure Noise records for the new album "Rules"

Certianly of some interest for all the hardcore heavy moshers out there...

Vicious metal-edged hardcore band FIRST BLOOD have officially joined Pure Noise Records and will release a new album, "Rules", on February 10th.
First Blood’s union with Pure Noise Records marks a new chapter for the band as they join the label’s eclectic roster, which includes fellow hardcore acts like Terror, Knocked Loose, Senses Fail and more.

"Not only has Jake (Round) at Pure Noise been there and seen us during our earlier days back in the San Francisco Bay Area, but he has worked hard and created a tremendous record label that continues to make a huge impact in the underground music scene worldwide,” says vocalist Carl Schwartz. “We are proud to join the Pure Noise roster, excited to share our newest album with the world, and thankful for the new life. FIRST BLOOD RULES 2017."

You can watch the band’s pummeling lyric video for the new song “Rules of Life” here and at

Thursday, January 5, 2017

LESS THAN JAKE to release new EP in February 2017

Influential Gainesville, FL ska punk band LESS THAN JAKE,  which is around since 1992, has announced plans to release a new EP titled "Sound The Alarm" on February 3rd with their new label Pure Noise Records.
The new record follows-up to 2013's full-length "See The Light".

You can already listen here to one of the songs titled "Things Change" off the new EP

Monday, January 2, 2017

DISCOMFORT and FALSE LIGHT European Tour kicks off!

After a successful US tour together last August, DISCONFORT and FALSE LIGHT are about to
embark for a European tour, January 5th-15th.
It’s the first time in Europe for South Carolina's False Light, while Discomfort has several European expeditions under their belts.

Both bands are dedicated to wild, heavy, loud and dark sounds, between blast-beats and sludge breakdowns. Their split LP came out in Summer 2016 and it's getting a great feedback. Cover artwork by Ethan Lee McCarthy (Primitive Man) completes one of the wildest releases of the year we've just left behind.

These are the tour dates. Be there!

Friday, December 30, 2016

Palermo WHALES' ISLAND is back with a new EP

Starting last spring something was in the air, "rumors", at WHALES' ISLAND camp and it seems like, as history sometimes repeats, that one thing lead to another and to another again up to the point where the guys offially rebanded (I missed on the news dated May the 8th) to play a few show this summer, including the appearance at seventh edition of The Island's Revenge Fest in their home turf Palermo.
But the five-some didn't just get back together for the sake of playing some reunion shows and it's really fresh news they have recorded a couple of new songs at Palermo's The Basement for the new digital EP "Whales'Island MMXVII" that saw the light of the day on December 28th.

They shot a diy clip for the song "Don't Worry About It!". Watch it here

Sunday, December 11, 2016

BLOODCLOT lyric video for new single, 'Up In Arms'

"Violence of sleep, movement of sheep, death raining down, blood paints the town, innocence is
killed..." words off "Up In Arms"...

BLOODCLOT - featuring true hardcore pioneers John Joseph (Cro-Mags), Joey Castillo (ex-Queens of the Stone Age), Nick Oliveri (ex-Queens of the Stone Age), Todd Youth (Danzig) - has launched their first single: the title track from their upcoming album, 'Up In Arms'.

View the lyric video for 'Up In Arms' here

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Athens, Greece RUINED FAMILIES releases new LP

RUINED FAMILIES,  hardcore screamo band based in Athens,Greece, recently released a new full-length wax titled "Education" on Adagio830.
Formed in 2010, the band's new work follows-up two acclaimed LPs and one 7" and features 10 songs spanning just over 17 minutes.
Drawing elements from their previous record, "Education" touches on 90s screamo, fast hardcore and post-punk. Unavoidably marked by the lasting turbulence of the Greek condition, Ruined Families attempt to make the most out of a precarious present by putting frustration into words that speak the mind of contemporary youth.

Listen to and watch the video for the song "Imagine Of An Imagine" included in the LP

HARM'S WAY signs worldwide deal with Metal Blade Records

Sounds from the 90's? No!, it's fresh stuff from '00...

Metal Blade Records is proud to announce the worldwide signing of Chicagoan metal/hardcore unit HARM'S WAY! Currently writing the follow-up to 2015's acclaimed 'Rust', HARM'S WAY is expected to release their fourth full-length and Metal Blade Records debut in 2017.

HARM'S WAY comments: "We are very excited to be working with Metal Blade Records. Their longstanding history in the alternative music community speaks volumes. To join a roster of such highly influential artists is truly an honor. We look forward to the next steps we will be taking as a band on both personal and artistic levels."

Metal Blade Records CEO Brian Slagel adds, "Super excited to be working with Harm's Way! We welcome them to the Metal Blade family. I have been a fan since Chris Santos turned me onto them!"

Friday, December 9, 2016

Germany's hardcore MIOZAN are back with a new record "Surrender Denied"

Heavy hitting old school hardcore from Germany barking loud and proud...

Shortly after forming in 1991, MIOZÄN started making waves in the Germany hardcore scene with
the release of their legendary "Offer Resistance" demo. That tape remained in the top ten reader charts of the underground magazine Zap, which at the time was the definitive voice of the scene. MIOZÄN quickly established themselves as a band that did not shy away from making political statements and taking a strong antifascist stance.
Over the years the band played countless shows, tours and festivals right across Europe together with a "who's who" of the hardcore scene - bands like SICK OF IT ALL, AGNOSTIC FRONT, IGNITE or MADBALL. As well as the positive reviews that their releases garnered, MIOZÄN earned themselves a reputation for being a live powerhouse - as German magazine Plastic Bomb put it - "If they were from New York, they'd be immortal!".