On Friday, November 23rd, there was a massive gathering of the underground at Vancouver’s The Astoria pub. Punks, crusties, metal heads, and normies all converged on the dingy dive to celebrate a local band that unites us all – AHNA. Alongside them were more excellent local bands: Auroch, Radioactive Vomit,
Fuck everything that doesn’t keep it filthy! The new Sludge band TERRE keeps it way more than just real on their new self-titled release. Each song is a heavy, dirty anthem that will have you head banging in a drugged-out way! The vocals that you will encounter while blasting these
When I was planning this series, I knew this would be the Big One. Isis’s Panopticon is the jewel in their belligerent crown, a measured, cohesive, erudite record that caps off their early development. For those of you following this series who were looking forward to more – and
Couch Slut I’ve been a fan of Brooklyn’s Couch Slut for a few years but it was only recently have I had the pleasure to see them play live. It was angry, noisy, and confrontational. Exactly what I had anticipated. To call them a “noise rock” band is just lazy.
I fucking love the Bay Area. There is a truly amazing amount of artists that live out here. For the music that I am interested in the most, this area is the best in the world. There is some great scenes scattered around the globe, but within this particular area
ONE: MAMMOTH GRINDER Cosmic Crypt Life sucks, Mammoth Grinder rules. I mean come on, what else do you fucking want from me? It’s 2018 and we are constantly bombarded with everything from videos of starving polar bears to the resurgence of Nazis; and you know what? We deserve to see it. Fuck us