Just scramble your brains and die…or better yet plug your self into the new split from Wolfe & Sete Star Sept then die. For just over 8 minutes, both bands will cave in your skull with the weight of their terrorizing audio assault that takes place while listening to this split. Check it out – you can blast the stream below then download this bastard for free!!!
Holy Things are For the Holy, the latest EP from Ontario grind/noise collective Column of Heaven, is about as subtle as a spoonful of steel wool. It’s a slow, painful bite and an alarming swallow. It travels throughout you, leaving scars and marks, and coming out unchanged; but fully changing you.
Text & Photos by Darryl Reid
I have no idea what “Power Violence” means these days, as it seems every other band I have seen lately plays fast and loose with that moniker. P.E.I.’s Uncle stay true to the original definition of the genre – super fast, short, dissonant, loud blasts of anger with the usual atypical breakdowns thrown throughout.
Uncle play music as punishment, with only a bass, voice and drum combo. I find the best power violence thrives on simplicity and Uncle keep their shit simple, brutal and perversely fun as fuck.
I knew that NAILS were over in the UK wrecking shop last week, but now I have video evidence of how fucking off the chain their shows really were! One of our readers, Charlie Holt, sent us the links to the NAILS show at the Underworld in Camden. You can see for yourself that this band is nothing to fuck with… respect due to NAILS and all of the UK fans!
Last night, Public Confession killed it our our showcase with Crash the Clubs in Santa Monica, alongside The Body, White Dove, HARASSOR and Uranium Orchard. It was a small, intimate show at Almost Holden Collective, and the record release of Public Confession’s new 10″ – for those that missed it, we bring you an exclusive stream of Morbid Thoughts below. It’s as rabid and intense as we’ve come to expect from these guys, who are also members of Lake of Blood, Whip Hand and ex-Trash Talk. Hit play and let Morbid Thoughts beat the inside of your skull below!
Track List below.
A “punk” band…. Suuuuuuuuuure. TUTTI I COLORI DEL BUIO (literally “all shades of darkness”) from Torino (Turin, in north-western Italy) simply call them selves a “punk band”, but then you play their debut demo - Demo 2013 – and this ferocious hardcore/powerviolence monster proceeds to immediately try and rip your fucking head off with a rage and violence that you will never be able to withstand. Well, okay, it is definitely punk in the sense that this music is pissed beyond reason, but it is also so much more. This is an endless stacking up of violence. Violence stacked upon violence, stacked upon violence, stacked upon violence, endlessly, up to the ceiling and right through the fucking roof.
Label: Nervous Habit Records
Chicago’s Angry Gods, a new sludge/hardcore crossover band comprised of members of Harps Of Tartarus, Boiling Over and Scouts Honor, play impossibly deep, pummeling metal inflected hardcore full of jack-hammering double-kick drums, down-tuned guitars and guttural catharsis. In only two tracks and six minutes, Angry Gods somehow manage to craft something bordering on epic, rampaging through a whole slew of dynamic twists and turns, from the opening of “Greyed Delay” which feels like being punched repeatedly in the face in rapid succession, to ‘The Swell”s hypnotically repetitive martial outro, which feels like being trampled slowly by a herd of elephants. Admittedly, that’s not the greatest range of experiences, but trust me, in terms of sound as a representation of physical assault, Angry Gods run the whole range of ways to be beaten senseless.
All videos & Photos by PITFULLOFSHIT!
A couple of weeks ago, it all went down in Tucson, AZ at the Southwest Terror Fest. Our comrade in video Frank Huang aka PITFULLOFSHIT was on hand to capture this heavy four day fest. Now check the raging footage from Pinkish Black, Kylesa, Demon Lung, Ancestors, Subrosa, Landmine Marathon, Transient, Aseethe, Theories, Children of God, Sex Prisoner, ACxDC, Ladybird and Early Graves!
Still, Weekend Nacho‘s 4th full length album, displays the band’s signature animosity with a handful of new tricks, but the same rough and tumble approach we’ve come to love (yes, you all love it). The band’s had an interesting trajectory – from humble fastcore/PV roots that evolved into a heavier, slower sound with 2009′s Unforgivable (still one of my favorite records) – to a more hardcore influenced sound with more breakdown and mosh tendencies (Worthless and now Still). Still encapsulates this growth perfectly; the gang choruses (“No Idols and No Heroes” and ”S.C.A.B”), slowmo stomps, spit verses that’d get a young Jamey Jasta excited, and plenty of power chord progressions to get you circling in the pit.
Freedom Assault Interviews ACxDC
You are known for imagery on your t-shirts and album covers that some people find offensive. Is this meant to offend or just done as a joke?
Neither really? I mean, on the one hand, we know that its going to offend a certain group of people, and we also know that its tongue in cheek humor will make some people laugh. But in general, the idea just pops into our heads, or it’s something we’ve been throwing around for a while or it’s a whim. Not a ton of thought is put into it until after it’s made. After it’s made is when we sort of look at it and analyze it and think about whether or not it conveys a message. A lot of people give us crap but I think you can say just as much with a t-shirt as you can with a 30 second song ha.
Sergio is a father to twins. How does this effect the band? Does it hold you back or make you more focused on what you can do?
It definitely is ONE factor in holding us “back”. In the sense that we have to make stuff count or make it happen right. Normally we would just play shows and not care about equipment or touring or whatever. Nowadays we do think things through, from shows to touring, since we have to keep into account bills and babysitters. But that happens with age as well. A lot of us have to worry about our jobs and handling normal life.