Text and Photos: Charles Nickles I can’t really wax too nostalgic about the value of the matinee gig. I was too young for the heyday of hardcore at CBGB’s and too politically ambivalent to have really committed to the new wave that rose up in the crumbling anarchy of ABC
Sometimes you feel like most of the hardcore releases in the last few years sound like cover albums, a period piece or just straight-up regurgitation of old motifs. Luckily, The Convictions are here to cleanse your palate and serve you up a fresh dose of hopelessness as the meat grinder
None Shall Defy!!! The mighty and often underrated album of all Metal and darkness. The year was 1987 when this was spawned upon the masses. Unfortunately, it never had any kind of proper promotion or recognition as did other important metal/ Thrash albums released that year (Anthrax/Dio/Black Sabbath/Metallica/Ozzy/Voivod/Exodus/Suicidal Tendencies/Twisted Sister/etc.).
Are you in need of a severe beating to your eardrums? WITHERED’s blasphemous utterances and WAKE’s caustic deliverance will be tearing up the Canadian prairies and the Eastern seaboard this March! WAKE is touring in support of their upcoming release Misery Rites via Translation Loss, and WITHERED will be revisiting some of
Churning out blast after blast of vicious hardcore for the better part of the last decade, Woundvac has remained among Arizona’s top tier heavy bands. Today we have the privilege of premiering the video for their newest slice, “Inside the Ash” off their upcoming debut album, Terrorizing the Swarm. Clocking
Funeral Chic is a band out for blood. The blackened crust/hardcore/grindcore amalgam that the North Carolina-based quintet creates is a crazed lightning storm of riffs, pummeling drums and guttural vocals; as raw as they sound on recordings, Funeral Chic are exponentially more feral during live shows. With two releases under