Friday, December 27, 2013

Fugitive

Twerp Records is blowing minds this year.  Fugitive released a menacingly caustic tape on the label this year that will definitely slaughter your ears.  Angrily strained vocals are spit over dirty riffs, fuzzed-out bass and barbaric drum beatings.  Their demo brings constant abuse to the senses.  This hardcore punk result is energized to the absolute max and layered with grit.  Snag this insane demo below and dig.

- Members Also Play(ed) In:  SQRM & Hoax

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Reality Master Demo Cassette (2013)

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Kremlin

Toronto punkers, Kremlin were a band who thrived on playing 80's inspired punk. There seems to be a lot of bands coming out with similar styles these days, but the bands we recognize are actually fucking good. Download their discography and appreciate Kremlin's love for good ol' 80's thrash. The Last Last EP is their final release. Shed a tear and hope for a new project to emerge from the ashes of this Canadian outfit.   


- Members were also in:  School Jerks



Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Parrhesia

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Chicago's Parrhesia were an all out assault of spastic screamo that was dark and brooding with elements of punk and hardcore.  They will make your ears burst with all-around screams, walls of crashing cymbals, blasting drum fills and an overall eerie blend of guitars and bass.  Their jams are amazingly brutal and chaotic that even tend to break into unpredictable melodic parts.  These guys are a fine example of playing some original screamo that's actually memorable.  Snag their discography below and rage hard!  Dig.


Alessa/Parrhesia Split cover art
Parrhesia / Alessa Split 7" (2010)

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June Tape (2010)

For Everything to Be Consummated, For Me to Feel Less Alone, I Had Only to Wish That There Be A Large Crowd Of Spectators The Day of My Execution And That They Greet Me With Cries of Hate cover art
For Everything To Be Consummated... 7" (2009)

Torrential Downpour Split Cassette (2009)
(Parrhesia Tracks Only)

Demo Cassette (2008)

Dead Friends

Gainesville, FL's Dead Friends is a power trio unlike no other. Punk with elements of rock and grunge. But if you had to settle on one style for them it would be definitely be hardcore punk. I can't find shit about them so this is all you get. Their Self Titled LP rips like a classic.  Their recorded output shows a promising start to an awesome finish.  R.I.P.  Snag all and DIG!!!

- Members Also Play(ed) In:  Religious As Fuck, Brainstorm, Chronic Youth & Asshole Parade

- For Fans Of:  Get Rad, Malady & Minor Threat

Monday, December 16, 2013

Noose

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Chicago's Noose is a vegan/straight-edge powerhouse of hardcore insanity.  This band stomps and thrashes everything to bits with an onslaught of blazing riffs, frantic drums, ugly bass parts and ferocious vocal howls.  Noose hits hard and fast and leaves little time to breathe between their thrash-drenched tracks of sheer aggression.  The band dropped an LP of their collected discography this year that you can't pass up.  Snag it below and dig.


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The Moral Law LP (2010-2013)

Sick/Tired

Sick/Tired is an incredibly intense, thrashy and grinding fastcore supergroup consisting of members from MK-Ultra and Weekend Nachos.  Everything these dudes have dropped absolutely slays!  Most certainly some of the tastiest rippers I've had the pleasure of jamming to in quite some time!  These speed-freaks already dropped an insanely brutal LP this year and now just recently put out a 7" that will blow your fucking mind.  Snag their current discography below and be amazed.  Dig.

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Manufactured 7" (2013)
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King of Dirt - 12" LP cover art
King Of Dirt LP (2013)
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Lowlife Cassette (2013)
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Self Titled 7" (2012)
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The Lifetaker 7" (2012)
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Ox Baker Split 7" (2011)
(Sick/Tired Track Only)
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Highlife LP (2010)

Coffee Rage Split 7" (2009)
(Sick/Tired Tracks Only)
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Saturday, December 14, 2013

VACCINE

If you haven't heard of this band yet you are an idiot. Period. Vaccine is yet another Western Mass powerhouse featuring The Legendary Will Killingsworth, Matt Swift from Relics and The Living City, Joe Shumsky from Think I Care and Glue, and our friend Matt McKeown who spilled his guts with No Faith. In a nut shell this band tears shit up. Super pumped up and vicious straight edge power violence. This shit kills! Below is their long awaited split 7" with No Faith along with the rest of their discography.  Get into it!  Dig!

Vaccine / No Faith Split 7" (2013)
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Dead Inside 7" (2012)
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Coke Bust / Vaccine Split 7" (2012)
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Crimes In Blood 5" (2011)
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Human Hatred 7" (2010)
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Demo (2009)
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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Creep

New York's Creep is a thumping hardcore punk band that plays classic 80's NYHC jams that stomp you to the ground.  These guys dropped their demo this year and it's a beast of mid-to-fast paced hardcore filled with primitively aggravated drum beatings, dirty and frantic riffs, crappy guitar solo's and grunting vocal rage.  Everything about this band is rough, in-your-face and won't let you go.  I can't tell you how many times I've listened to their demo.  It's awesome so snag below and dig.

- Members Also Play(ed) In:  Perdition, Dawn Of Humans, Crazy Spirit, Sad Boys & Anasazi

Demo Cassette (2013)

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Bad People

Bad People give their listeners exactly what true punk music should offer: anger, sickness, alienation, & strange vibes. All banged out in a messy garage punk style for that matter. Download and tweak the fuck out.



Tuesday, December 10, 2013

House Of Apparition

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Here's some raging black-metal fused punk from House Of Apparition.  This band constructs thumping, straight-ahead punk tunes that are layered in walls of noisy guitars, feedback, crashing cymbols, caveman drum beatings and tormented vocal shrieks.  HOA set a quality tone of moodiness and desperation that makes the listen that much dirtier and menacing.  I can't get enough and you shouldn't be able to either.  Snag everything I could find below and dig.


Self Titled Cassette (2013)

Spectre Cassette (2012)

Demo II (2012)

MISSING RELEASES:

Nuclear Spring

Another punk supergroup has emerged. Brooklyn's Nuclear Spring have been killing it since they dropped their demo in 2011. They have a awesome retro punk sound that brings you back to the late 70's when the genre was still being found.  Knowing what the members used to be in should make you download this no matter what I tell you. So just fucking do it.  Doomtown Records released their latest rager, so snag that along with the band's other solid releases. 

- Members also Play(ed) In:  CREEMNomosNatural Law & Putrida

- For Fans Of:  BlitzSuburbanite & Savageheads

No Crosses

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Denver, Colorado's No Crosses plays manic, abrasive and volatile hardcore punk that's sprinkled with blast beats and thrash riffs.  The lo-fi quality of their demo accents the band in an amazing way capturing barbaric drums, fuzzy bass, sharp guitar chords and ugly fucking vocals.  This band is weird, raw, noisy and awesome and even shares a member of Denver's Negative Degree.  Snag their debut release below and get pumped. DIG!

- For Fans Of:  Strangers, Pukeoid, Aerosols & Sweet Tooth

Demo (2013)