Brooding out of Galway, Ireland, Bacchus play some atmospheric crust that blends and changes through every song from a dooming intro through to a crushingly heavy D-Beat force of drumming and heavy riffs and a wretched vocals that are brought back down to earth with breakdown of soundscaping doom. Music which is as beautiful as the art work that they use to express it. With their new LP coming out the 23rd of May on Contraszt! Rec. and Distro-y Rec. I thought it would be a suiting time to spread the word. For those who cannot wait until then, there is two previous releases: A CD EP called “Attica” and a split 7 inch Burning the Prospect(UK). Epic Crust in the vein of His Hero is Gone and Cult of Luna. READ MORE…
Two Bands, Six Songs, One Noisey 7″. Electric Funeral are a band who I have been a huge fan of and since first hearing them, I have been telling people to listen to and after hearing this 7″ I am not going to stop any time soon. What I love so much about Electric Funeral is despite the power of the noise and distort everything is clear as a bell, which may sound a bit of an oxymoron, but its true everything is perfect. As always full of energy and air punching d-beat noise to keep ya tied over till their next release. Go Filth Go who I hadn’t listened to previously but these Greek D-Beaters bring some chaotic d-beat noise to the split with galloping drums, Disclose styled vocals and noise guitars and a more stripped down and raw sound, the same sort of raw feel as of 80′s Hardcore the type that only the Scandinavians can do, which gives the 7″ a more destructive nature.Check out all of the details after the jump.
Virginia Beach hardcore band Stonewall (ex Broken Bonds) recently released their 2011 demo tape online for digital copy and cassette. Very solid demo. The drums and guitar are very on point and very well recorded. Great rock and roll sound with a mixture of Suicide file and the great Virginia Beach hardcore vibe. For fans of Snapcase. There are 50 cassettes total. 25 on red and 25 on blue available on their bigcartel site. If you’re in the Virgina Beach area check out their next show on May1st, 2011. The show will be at CONCRETE which is a new venue ( 585 S. Birdneck Rd., Suite 108 Virgina Beach). The show is with Naysayer, WARHEAD/DEAD AHEAD, and Lockdown. This will be WARHEAD/DEAD AHEAD last show so be there!
Canadian grind band BURNT CHURCH recently uploaded three new tracks on their reverbnation site that will be featured on their self-titled 7″ that will release in July. For fans of Insect Warfare, His Hero Is Gone, and, Crossed Out. Check out their out of print first EP here. You have the option to download it for free or make a small donation to the band…. Touring and recording cost some fat cash so throw a few bucks their way in exchange for awesome tunes!
If y’all don’t know, I found my way to this website by way of another thing I do called Endless Blockades. It’s a little tumblr of mostly backpatches with the occasional buttflap or pair of gnarled out crust pants or something. Through this site I get a lot of really rad people sending me a lot of really rad shots of their really rad vests/jackets/whateverthefucks. I also occasionally get good folks alerting me to other, less “savory” uses of the back patch (like I’m sort of weird fucking authority on this shit or something…?). Anyways, a buddy sent me this link to some website of a bunch of vests made by artists for, as far as I can tell, some Levis promotion of graffiti writers.
So now I put the question up to you. What the fuck is up with all the fashiony types getting all into backpatches/crustpunk/whatever shit? I mean, Lady Gaga in a Doom/Gism jacket, Lil Wayne in some kinda Aus Rotten/Anti-Cimex vest? Now, I’m not a full on hater and I definitely believe in guilty til proved innocent. If there are two people in the pop world that I feel like have to have fairly widespread tastes/knowledge it’d be Wayne (that dude has probably sampled more shit than I’ve ever listened to, although I know fuck all about him) and Gaga (who uses Jonas Åckerlund of Bathory as her video producer or director or something). Is this a good thing for punk/crust/underground music, a bad thing, or just a non-starter that really has no effect. Here’s more article food for thought.
TEARGAS from Brisbane, Australia is getting ready to invade the US! Beyond stoked for this! The tour will kick off May 18th at Que Sera in Long Beach, California and will end in June playing the 2nd-5th for this years Chaos In Tejas in Austin, Texas. If you haven’t heard this band I suggest you do! For fans of PISSCHRIST, Extortion, and DOOM. TEARGAS will be releasing a LP before the tour and have Murdoch Stafford working on both the tour poster and album artwork. Links, demo, photos, and more after the jump.
Straight from the Canary Islands Good Fellaz recently dropped the “4 Jamz From Western Africa” demo. The demo is available for download on their bandcamp along with their 2007 demo, split with Vicious Circle, and Erosion Of The Limit EP . A cassette will be released through Super Soldiers Tapes (Stomp records and two of the M.A.L.M. guys). The tape will have a bonus track on side B and will be limited to 140 copies so be on the look out for it! For fans of Mental, Righteous Jams, JUDGE, Outburst, and early NYHC.
A couple weeks ago, Iron Lung were playing in Jakarta, Indonesia, as part of their South East Asia Tour 2011 and they were so amazing! These power violence act from Seatle, Washington, can make such aggressive and loud music in a live setting which just a drummer and a guitarist. Thrashy blast-beats and sludgy metal breakdowns thrown together into quick songs. Nothing complicated here, just a full brutal energy & loud volume. Jensen Ward (Drums) & Jon Kortland (Guitar) are completely brilliant! I also picked up their tour 7″ and a copy of V/A – Iron Lung Cassette Mixtape.
10 years ago today the world lost a fucking champion of rock and roll. Rest in Peace Joey. I don’t give a fuck who you are, if you don’t like the Ramones you ain’t shit.
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Weedeater guitarist Dave “Shep” Shepherd broke his hand a month and a half into a heavy tour playing in front of sold out shows every night in support of their latest album Jason…The Dragon. Weedeater was forced to cancel the last few shows on their US leg of the tour. These shows were in the Southeast US and will be rescheduled at a later date. Official release from the band after the jump….bummer!