I can’t believe I survived this past month, because June was unreal for underground music in Vancouver! From June 15th-18th, The COVENANT II Fest took place and it was INSANE! Again these awesome humans came together to put on one of the best fests I have been to in a long time.
Here we go again with your favorite load of heavy shit coming out of Italy. It’s been a while since the last “Italy is Burning” chapter dropped, and in the meantime, the beloved homeland hasn’t ceased vomiting out some real quality fucking underground grime to torture your ears with, so
I survived my first Have a Good Laugh fest that just took place in Vancouver, BC from June 9th – 12th. To say that it was a success would be an understatement, because to me it was a triumph on all levels! The amount of positive energy that surrounded this fest was un-freaking-real.
Tatsuo Suzuki and Yusuke Yamatani are two Japanese photographers whose photos capture the current state of Punk in Japan. At the beginning of this year, they had an exhibit in London called ‘Punk In Translation.’ What I love about their work is the way that they capture the real nitty
Today I read some pretty insane news that a bacterium resistant to the strongest antibiotics has been found in a woman from Pennsylvania, making this the first ever case on US soil after reports of such a “nightmare-bacterium” having been found in China. Since antibiotics are the only known way
Unholy fuck, check out this brand new VASTATION track, but beware, it will RIP YOU UP. Vastation are despondent and rad as fuck stench-crust overlords from Portland, OR (formerly known as Night Nurse) and their incendiary fusion of crust punk and metal is not to be fucked with. Apocalyptic atmospheres, crushing
The time has come to bring you the full-fledged barrage of old school death/sludge metal chaos that is the debut release of LEATHER GLOVE: the Skin On Glass demo! Masterminded by renowned Oakland-based sound engineer Greg Wilkinson of the mighty Earhammer Studios (who over the years has engineered albums by Iron Lung, Noothgrush, Pallbearer,
Maybe I’m biased due to my proximity to Philadelphia – and it being the only place nearby where I can consistently see good shows – but I can say with confidence that it has one of the coolest scenes in the country. I’m not talking just about there being some
Being in a room filled with passionate people is priceless, especially when everyone is focused on hearing kick ass music. This has been happening around the world for decades, and it never gets boring! In Philly in 1997, the band HIS HERO IS GONE performed to one of these kinds
Released on April 1st, this split by Montreal’s Dark Circles and Oakland, CA’s Abstracter is one terrifying release, with some of the best output by either band. Made up of six songs, the split contains animalistic D-beat courtesy of the former and megaton doom courtesy of Abstracter, each half lovingly flavored with
Raise your fist into the air and get on your riot gear, it’s time to fucking RAGE. Hailing from Barcelona, Spain, Instinto have released their sophomore album and have once again created timeless, classic as fuck, and incendiary crust punk that is just a fucking adrenaline ride through the torments and flaws of
LEATHER GLOVE is a brand new death metal project coming from the ever-evolving, ever-changing and ever-spawning San Francisco Bay Area metal underground, and masterminded by renowned Oakland-based sound engineer Greg Wilkinson of the mighty Earhammer Studios. Throughout the years, Greg has become a hero of sorts in the Bay Area