Saturday, December 3, 2016

Knife Hits

Knife Hits hails from Philly and Chicago but originally formed in Orlando, Florida back in 2011.  These dudes create a throwback screamo sound that resembles Orchid and Pg. 99 but takes it to an entirely darker level of grinding punk madness.  Their latest release is an epic display of brutality with blasting drums, buzzing riffs, ferocious vocals and walls of noise.  This band is ridiculously talented and delivers powerfully massive sounding material.  Get on this.  Dig.

- Members Also Play(ed) In:  Backslider, Khann & Republicorpse

Eris LP (2016)

Tour Cassette (2016)

Knife Hits / Bastard Swine Split 7" (2012)

Choke Up

Choke Up
Choke Up is an awesomely catchy and original punk band from Boston.  They play a fresh and driving blend of pop-punk, screamo and post-hardcore.  Choke Up is chock-full of energy, precision and originality.  I was hooked instantly after hearing their demo.  Their LP was easily one of the best releases of 2015.  The band recently released an unreleased single along with some acoustic tracks titled "Hart."  Enjoy everything below and DIG.

-For Fans Of:  Weak Teeth, Everybody Row, Hard GirlsComadre

Hart EP (2016)
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Black Coffee, Bad Habits cover art
Black Coffee, Bad Habits LP (2015)
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Pilot Passenger / Joaquin Murietta cover art
Pilot Passenger / Joaquin Murietta EP (2013)
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Split W/ Luau cover art
Luau / Choke Up Split 7" (2011)
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Spent cover art
Spent 7" (2011)

Demo cover art
Demo (2010)

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Mongoloid

Portland, Oregon's Mongoloid is a super-charged force of American hardcore punk.  These dudes create direct and dirty hardcore with a stripped down approach that's soaked in grit.  Their fierce and catchy sound dives into your brain with endless wailing riffs, plucky bass rhythms, driving drums and ugly vocal grunts.  Mongoloid delivered one of the best full lengths this year that seriously rocks hard as fuck.  Get on all of this now.  Dig.


Plays Rock And Roll LP (2016)

Birth Of The Slam Pig Cassette (2014)

Cream Of The Crop Comp. Cassette (2014)
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Lumpy Mixtape (2013)
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Demo Cassette (2013)
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Koszmar

Vancouver's Koszmar plays a distorted brand of noisy and forceful d-beat hardcore that barely lets up.  Koszmar's Scandinavian-influenced sound is packed with noisy walls of blazing riffs relentless drumming skills and aggressive vocals belted out in Polish.  Dudes from SNØB and Systematic rip it up in this band as well.  These guys absolutely kill it and need to be heard by everyone.  Snag their jams below and dig face!

- For Fans Of:  D-Clone, Total Fucker, Vaarallinen & Mauser

Destrukcja Flexi 7" (2015)
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Nuklearna Supremacja 7" (2015)
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Jeniec Wojenny LP cover art
Jeniec Wojenny LP (2013)

Polska Dupa Demo Cassette (2012)

Fried Egg

Richmond, Virginia's Fried Egg is a bombastic hardcore punk outfit with undeniable energy and rage.  These mutants deliver thrash-filled jams that're fast and obnoxious with blazing guitar chords, spazzed-out bass, frantic drum abuse and unhinged vocals.  This band is no joke and I can't stop spinning them for the life of me.  Get on this now, DIG!


Fried Egg Mixtape (2016)

Delirium 7" (2016)

The Incredible Flexible Egg Flexi 7" (2015)

Notches

Notches hails from the seacoast of New Hampshire and plays a refreshing brand of driving and energetic punk.  Their gritty, pop-driven sound is upbeat and angular with clever guitar work, blown-out bass structures, stylized drum delivery and dual vocal melodies that keep the listener more than occupied.  This trio creates some incredibly fun jams that will surely get you moving.  Snag everything below and DIG!


Change My Mind Cassette (2016)
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High Speed Crimes LP (2016)

Sayin' [Single] (2015)

Huge 7" (2015)

The Boys Split 7" (2014)
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Normal Demo Cassette (2013)

Hotheads

Hotheads hails from New York and plays a meaty stomp-inducing brand of hardcore that the area has long been known for.  This band's debut release hits hard with chunky guitar riffs, deep bass tones, barbaric drum beatings and tough vocal grunts.  Get caught in the mosh to these raging jams and dig!


Self Titled Cassette (2016)

Symptom

Symptom is an unrelenting, raw-as-fuck, Japanese-inspired d-beat hardcore band out of the always constructive Boston area.  Layers of noisy, distorted guitar chords blanket over muddy bass, pummeling drum abuse and ferocious vocals make up an absolutely killer sound.  This band better keep spitting out gold because I'm fucking hooked!  Snag their shit and get blown away.  Dig.

- Members Also Play(ed) In:  Host, Human Bodies & Stranger

Hideous World 7" (2015)
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Self Titled Cassette (2014)

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Cryptic Void

Cryptic Void hails from Houston, Texas and delivers an ear-shredding mix of brutal death metal and grindcore.  Throaty vocal growls are spit over frantic guitar shredding, muddy bass noise and unrelenting drum abuse that will instantly have you craving for more.  Look out for an upcoming full length soon!  Snag these behemoth grinding jams below and dig.


Wasteland Cassette (2016)

Psychic Transgressor 5" (2015)

Psychomanteum 7" (2015)

Uranium Club

Uranium Club (or The Minneapolis Uranium Club) is a weird concoction of 70's rock and punk styles with a heavy dose of 80's new wave. This shit is catchy and odd with twangy guitars that come damn close to clashing throughout, all the while giving the listener a delightful ear worm. The general public must agree because their debut self-released CS got a face lift with a vinyl release.  These dudes released a couple of new teasers for their long-awaited follow up album that're solid singles and will indeed get stuck in your brain.  Huge thanks to Jimmy for doing all the great things he does.  Snag this gold below and Dig!

- For Fans Of:  Parquet Courts, Devo & Nancy

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Omegas

Omegas is a sonic-charged hardcore punk powerhouse from Montreal.  This fresh delivery mixes elements of post-punk and thrash-friendly hardcore with an undeniably radical outcome.  Precisely on point drum work and driving bass rhythms combine with effects-soaked guitar riffs and unhinged vocals with a result that's too good to ignore.  These brutes just released an amazingly crafted full length that fans have patiently been waiting for.  All I can say is that it was well worth the wait.  Get on these gems now and DIG!

- Members Also Play(ed) In:  SlobsPlayboyThe Vermins, Proxy, The Bad Form, Trenchcoat Army & H.G.M.

Power To Exist LP (2016)

Blasts Of Lunacy 12" EP (2011)

NY Terminator 7" (2011)

Sonic Order 7" (2009)

Self Titled 7" (2009)