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Portland, OR has been sprouting fantastic metal bands like rotted fungus lately. One of the newest to join the ranks is Coffin Rot, a trio that brings you old-school death metal harkening back to no-bullshit early-90’s horror-themed filth. Their self-titled demo is the first offering from Maryland label Rotted Life
There’s plenty of stuff going on in the punk-rock world right now, but La Vida Es Un Mus (LVEUM) is definitely one of the labels you have to periodically check for releases if you want to listen to the real stuff. That’s why it’s so frustrating to write about them
When a band has the word “leather” in their name, usually you either think of something like Judas Priest or you go the Velvet Underground route. Well, Cold Leather sound like neither. In fact, they probably sound as if no punk band had existed from ’74 on. They play those
Little is known about Serum Dreg, a two-piece, signed to Portland, Oregon’s Vrasubatlat label. Serum Dreg offer up a particularly nasty brand of black metal that is raw and dangerous. ‘Conjure of Plague’ takes care of the drums and some vocals, and ‘Ad Infinitum‘ provides the rest. Only guitars, bass and some occasional
Time and again we hear the same old script about how hardcore/punk/metal is supposed to be an inclusive community that shuns racism, sexism, homophobia, and sympathies towards coercive institutions. At this point, hearing vocalists in bands spout this off online or on stage has become just a trite as ignoring