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
If you’ve never heard of X-acto, the hardcore band from Portugal, I guarantee that you are definitely missing out. Or at least were, at the time. Not only because they were good, but also because – to a lot of kids at the time – they were legendary. In fact,
A band could do a lot worse than having their first recorded appearance be on a split with the legendary Martyrdöd, and Baltimore’s Neolithic did just that. With barely a month gone by, they are now set to release their new three song EP Cult of Ignorance (also via Deep
Blackened death thrashers Steel Bearing Hand are yet another jewel in the massive treasure trove of Texas metal. Fast, loud and a toxic blend of their influences, from Celtic Frost and and Mercyful Fate to Autopsy and Deicide, they are very much a product of the glory days of metal.
Blink and you’ll miss it, but Hassan Amin recently appeared in a cover story on the mighty Converge. In the pages of the print scene stalwart Decibel, he spoke eloquently of the band’s legacy and impact. What caught me, however, was how he spoke of alienation, of chaos, of suffocating
I’ve lost count as to how many times punk as been declared deceased. From as early as 1977, all the way to 2018, it has died and it has been reborn – probably as many times as music critics have declared rock was dead. Punk has never died, people just