This is some throw back shit from a present day band! GAG from Olympia, WA are one of my favourite hardcore bands right now. Something about their music is very soulful and honest in a demented, bugged-out sort of way! Well, they performed at TCTV Public Access and gave a
Dublin hardcore outfit Twisted Mass have been active for a couple of years now and so far have a brief, but blistering, self-titled EP under their belts that was released in 2011. Including members of Abaddon Incarnate, Refraction, and On Pain of Death, the band’s hardcore nods favourably to Swedish
Dublin is pretty rife with noisy punk and hardcore bands, whether it’s Disguise or Crows, and now you can add another name to the list in Gaze. With some familiar faces from Twisted Mass and Fag Enablerz in tow, Gaze play raw d-beat inflected with noisy Japanese hardcore. It’s harsh
If someone turns around and says Brazil and d-beat, the first thing that may enter your mind is Besthöven, to no surprise either. The one man band’s crusty onslaught is certainly one of Brazil’s finest punk exports, but in the last few years Deaf Kids have really been causing a
Both Monuments Collapse from San Francisco and Bréag Naofa, hailing from Seattle, are doing a supreme job of flying the flag of dark epic hardcore and atmospheric post metal on the West Coast, and their pairing for a split LP is an appropriate one if anything.
Great Falls, based out of Seattle, are an altogether interesting prospect, featuring one-time Jesu drummer Phil Petrocelli, Demian Johnston formerly of Playing Enemy and Kiss It Goodbye and Shane Mehling, also of Playing Enemy. The resulting cacophony isn’t all that surprising – angular, off-kilter and noisy hardcore. In a year