Tuesday, July 28, 2015


Sacridose hails from the Tampa/Gainesville area of Florida and plays a maniacal grindcore/powerviolence hybrid that shreds hard!  Made up of ex-Cellgraft members, this is some brutal material that's delivered at blistering speeds with walls of shredding guitar insanity, muddled bass noise, blasting drum beats and fierce vocal shrieks.  These maniacs dropped an amazing EP a couple years back and now they've recently dropped an incredible split with Triac this year.  Snag both releases below and get your face melted.  Dig.

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Sacridose / Triac Split 7" (2015)

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Anxiety Tremors 7" (2013)

Republic Of Dreams

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Oh man, these German gents know how to create some intense screamo/power violence/whateverthefuckyouwanttocallit. All the blast and super high notes make my ears want to bleed in the most positive way. Below is their LP along with a long-awaited split EP that's hopefully a sign for even more to come sooner than later. Get on this shit if you haven't already, it's fucking tasty.

Sunday, July 19, 2015


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Fury hails from Orange County, California and plays a mean brand of ripping hardcore.  These hard-hitting and thrash-filled sounds will surely get your fists swinging and feet stomping.  Fury rages hard and without any mercy.  Snag these blazing tracks below and dig.

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Kingdom Come 7" (2015)

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Demo Cassette (2014)

Red Death

Red Death is a DC punk supergroup with crossover-thrash, metallic hardcore and hard rock vibes at times. After an astonishingly brutal demo, these guys dropped even more gold with a full length that's too good for words.  Listen and try not to indulge in these tasty licks. I dare you.  Dig.

Nai Harvest

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Sheffield, England's Nai Harvest is a two-piece indie/punk band that creates walls of fuzzed-out guitar hooks, driving drum work and catchy vocal melodies.  These upbeat and fun-as-hell jams are filled with undeniable energy and show enormous promise as their material seems to consistently mature.  Snag everything I could find below and get hooked.  Dig.

- For Fans Of:  Wavves, Pet Symmetry, Bummer & Dikembe

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Hairball LP (2015)

Nai Harvest / Playlounge Split 12" EP (2014)

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Hold Open My Head 7" (2014)

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Whatever LP (2013)

June 4-Way Split 7" (2013)

Feeling Better 7" (2012)

Nai Harvest / Five Leaf Nettles Split Cassette (2012)

Ceiling Summer EP (2011)

Cloud Rat

Michigan natives, Cloud Rat take grindcore to a whole new level. This trio put a new spin on the genre by adding rowdy elements of power violence, punk, and just plain thrash. I still can't get over how brutal Cloud Rat is, and I love the fact they're only a trio. Below is their discography. Download and crank the blast.      

Sunday, July 12, 2015


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Here's a good dose of ferocious fastcore/powerviolence from Orange County, California's Fissure.  This band is an unrelenting force of frantic guitar work, thick bass tones, spastic drum abuse and harsh vocals.  These guys construct blistering chaos with absolutely no room to breathe between tracks.  Snag these rippers below and dig!

- For Fans Of:  Curmudgeon, Get Destroyed, Holy & Abuse.

Final Draft Split 7" (2015)
(Fissure Tracks Only)

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Gets Worse / Fissure Split 7" (2014)

Salvación ​/ ​Destrucción Cassette (2014)

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Self Titled 7" (2013)

Una Bèstia Incontrolable

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Spain's Una Bèstia Incontrolable is incredible, period.  These guys construct massive waves of psychedelic punk insanity.  These deep and brooding songs are filled with experimentally odd grooves, fucked up guitars, blanketing bass tones, thumping drums and reverb-drenched vocals.  This band is insanely talented and creates some amazingly original hardcore that will have you hypnotized from the very start of any track you crank.  Their sound completely consumes you without a chance of slipping free.  Snag their three releases below and get fucking lost.  Dig

- Members Also Play(ed) In:  Glam & Destino Final

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Nou Món 7" (2014)

Observant Com El Mon Es Destrueix 12" EP (2013)

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10-11-12 Cassette (2012)

Arms Race

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London's Arms Race plays a mean brand of hard-hitting primitive hardcore with definite Oi! inspiration.  These guys rip through track-after-track of stomp-friendly sounds with supercharged riffs, pounding drums and meaty vocal grunts.  These guys are intense as hell and blew me away at first listen.  Snag everything I could find below and DIG!

Gotta Get Out 7" cover art
Gotta Get Out 7" (2014)

Demo Cassette (2013)

Wet Petals

Wet Petals is a really good screamo band from New York. This band is reminiscent of the screamo bands of yester-year. Passionate, chaotic, and really solid.  They dropped a new EP that picks up right where their debut tape left off.  Snag both releases below and dig.

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HOST was some raw and seriously pissed off hardcore from New Hampshire.  These dudes play a dark, pummeling and mean as hell combination of metallic hardcore, d-beat and punk.  This stuff is beefed up, crusty and fast as hell with non-stop energy, brutal slow parts, and harsh vocals.  Since 2010 they've dropped a demo, a 7" EP, a split 7" with NH's KYOTY and finally a long-awaited LP that's fucking rowdy!  Snag everything below and see for yourself.  DIG!

Death Will Claim These Tired Bones LP (2014)

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Host / KYOTY Split 7" (2012)

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There's Nothing Up There But Heavy Clouds 7" (2012)

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Demo (2010)

Aspect Of War

Aspects Of War is a ragingly harsh and noisy d-beat outfit from Boston, Ma.  This is some raw-as-fuck hardcore that's pummeling and piercing on the senses. Their sound consists of heavily distorted guitar riffs, fuzz-drenched bass noise, thick drum beatings and ferocious vocal howls.  This stuff is ugly and awesome so snag everything below and dig.

- For Fans Of:  Kriegshög, Perdition, Nerveskade & D-Clone

The Presence Of Death Cassette (2014)

In Order To Satisfy Their Mania For Conquest Punks Are Squandered Cassette (2011)

Total Disfuckers Demo Cassette (2010)