Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Larry Bird

Larry Bird was one of the first bands to inspire New Hampshire's indie scene, and were a magical twinkling dreamboat among their peers. Ask anyone who went to a Larry Bird show in the early 00's, and they will strongly agree. Soothing vocals, pretty guitars, precise drumming, and a good dose of heavier buildups make Larry Bird a fun listen. Below is their discography. Special thanks goes out to Steve from Larry Bird for hooking me up with the tracks. Peep the links for Call Her Alaska and The Big Sky for more of his phenomenal drum work.      

For Fans Of: The Appleseed Cast, American Football, & Explosions In The Sky

Friday, January 20, 2012

Agoraphobic Nosebleed

Agoraphobic Nosebleed....they are the soundtrack for the apocalypse for starters.  Formed in Springfield, Ma, 1994, guitarist Scott Hull constructed this manic, industrial, drum-machine driven, digital grind dream.  Genius A.D.D. songwriting is ever-so challenging to follow, but that's the brilliance of if.  It's a grindcore orchestra filled with dark, eerie noise, incredible guitar-work, scowling shrieks, and ridiculously crafted drum programming that's all conducted perfectly.  They have an intimidatingly crazy amount of material, but I did my best gathering most of it.  Snag it all below.  DIG.

-Members Also Play(ed) In... Pig Destroyer, Drugs Of Faith, Enemy Soil & Salome

And On And On... Despise You Split LP (2011)
(ANb Tracks Only)

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Make A Joyful Noise Flexi 7" (2011)

A.N.S. Split 5" : A Tribute To Gang Green (2010)
(ANb Tracks Only)

Agorapocalypse LP (2009)

Crom Split 7" (2009)
(ANb Tracks Only)

The Endless Blockade Split 7" (2009)
(ANb Tracks Only)

Insect Warfare Split 5" (2008)
(ANb Tracks Only)

Total Fucking Destruction Split 7" (2007)
(ANb Tracks Only)

Domestic Powerviolence : Apartment 213 Split LP (2007)
(ANb Tracks Only)

Kill The Client Split 7" (2007)
(ANb Tracks Only)

A Clockwork Sodom / Tentacles Of Destruction 7" (2007)

Altered States Of America 10" (2003)

Frozen Corpse Stuffed With Dope LP (2002)

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Halo Split 7" (2002)
(ANb Tracks Only)

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The Poacher Diaries : Converge Split LP (1999)
(ANb Tracks Only)

Honky Reduction Mini-CD (1998)

PCP Torpedo 6" (1998)

Bestial Machinery : ANb Discography Vol. 1 (1994-1998)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Man Is The Bastard

Man Is The Bastard is considered as one of the most influential and overall creative powerviolence bands in the history of the genre.  Intricate songwriting that is as clever as it is brutally challenging.  They create absolute chaos that is smart, fresh, fierce and definitely original.  From 1991-1997, these bastards brought hardcore punk to an entirely different level that many bands have tried to duplicate, but have never topped.  This band is simply amazing!  MITB mixes industrial noise and effects along with plenty of experimentation with bass chords/scales and crusty, doom-like breaks.  They've really got it all! Rapid speeds, harsh vocals, destructive shredding and a damn-good message.  Below is everything I could dig up from them.  DIG!!

-For Fans Of:  Spazz, Crossed Out, No Comment & Capitalist Casualties

Nazi Drunks Fuck Off : Bastard Noise Live Split LP (1997)
(MITB Tracks Only)

Mumia Abu-Jamal Spoken Word w/ Music By Man Is The Bastard LP (1997)
(MITB Tracks Only)

Thoughtless... LP (1995)

The Locust Split 10" (1995)
(MITB Tracks Only)

Anger And English : 4-Way Split 2x7" (1995)
(MITB Tracks Only)

Agathocles Split 7" (1994)
(MITB Tracks Only)

Mancruel : Collection CD

Sum Of The Men "The Brutality Continues..." Collection CD

D.I.Y.C.D. : Collection CD

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


This short-lived four-piece outfit was nothing short of phenomenal. Having seen 6:37 live once or twice, I can say these guys were true musicians who had no need to use words. Plucking a string, playing the piano or hitting a drum was enough. Probably one of New Hampshire's best bands when they were active. Also, check out Early Birds if you really enjoy this. They pretty much started where 6:37 left off.

Members were/are in:  Deer Leap, Early Birds, Our Last Night, & Call Her Alaska  

For fans of:  Explosions In The Sky, Mogwai, & American Football

Monday, January 16, 2012

Chainsaw To The Face

Brace yourself, Chainsaw To The Face will shred your soul to bloody lil' bits!  Hailing from New Jersey, these guys play an unbelievably fast and powerful concoction of grindcore and powerviolence.  They're technical as hell without being mathy and filled with blazing riffs, crack-head-like drum speeds, stop-on-a-dime signatures & beefy growls/grunts filled with anger and pure insanity!  CTTF is sheer chaos and destruction that is sure to raise some eyebrows.  All of they're material is definitely worthy of any grind/punk fan's time.  Below is the band's newer Self-Titled 7" that was dropped in 2010 along with a CD Collection entitled "Agonizing Pain And Perpetual Misery" which included all of the band's recorded material from 2004-2009.  Enjoy the madness...DIG!

-For Fans Of:  Total Fucking Destruction, Shitstorm & Hummingbird Of Death

Self Titled 7" (2010)

Agonizing Pain And Perpetual Misery : Collection CD (2004-2009)

Friday, January 13, 2012


Trap Them is my personal favorite Metal/Hardcore band to ever hit the scene.  They construct a flawless blend of extreme genre's including grindcore, death metal, hardcore and punk.  Since they recently picked up the old drummer of Coliseum, I really feel that they've tightened up and perfected their overall sound.  Everything about this band is simply amazing!  I know everyone should have this material already, but I'm mainly making this post for their early, hard-to-find track called "Cockrubbing With Cancer Sticks" that was featured on the People Don't Take Photographs Of Things They Want To Forget Comp. 7".  This track was recorded in the band's earlier days when they had a drum-machine and went by the name Trap Them And Kill Them.  The track sounds like an earlier worked version of the song "Collapse And Marathon" from their Sleepwell Deconstructor LP, and is equally kick-ass!  Snag everything from Trap Them below.... if you haven't been jammin' face to them already.  DIG!!!

(NOTE: The Seance Prime LP Includes The entire CDep & The Track From The Extreme Noise Terror Split 7")

-For Fans Of:  Baptists, Entombed, Cursed & Dismember

Darker Handcraft (2011)

Filth Rations 12" EP (2010)

Seizures In Barren Praise LP (2008)

Seance Prime : The Complete Recordings LP (2007-2008)

Sleepwell Deconstructor LP (2007)

Cunt Heir To The Throne 7" (2007)

People Don't Take Photographs Of Things They Want To Forget Comp. 7"  (2003)
(Trap Them Track Only)

HERE You Can Download The Entire People Shouldn't Take Photographs... Comp. 7"


Torrington was a hardcore super-group consisting of Will Killingsworth and Meghan of Ampere and the vocalist, bassist and drummer of The Cancer Kids.  These masters of punk create some sick ragers that will surely beat the shit out of you.  Fierce dual male/female vocals are belted out over crusty hardcore punk that is plain devastating.  Fast, maniacal and fucking awesome.  The No Mercy For Bastards 7" is their one-and-only release that will definitely slap a nice ole' grin on your face.  Snag this now! You will not be disappointed!  DIG!!

-For Fans Of:  Bucket Full Of Teeth, Nomos & Aerosols

Mehkago N.T.

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Mehkago N.T. is a nasty hardcore band from the Miami area that existed from 2006-2011.  These MoFo's play an extreme mix of heavy-duty hardcore, d-beat, grindcore and even some elements of death metal.  They are fucking PULVERIZING!  Dark, fast, sludgy and especially brutal.  Hands down, probably one of the most punishing hardcore acts... period!  The band released a long-awaited LP this year right before their demise.  Bummer they're all done, but they sure did leave some gold behind.  Snag their entire discography below.  DIG THIS SHIT DEEP!!  DIG!!!

-Members Also Play(ed) In:  Shitstorm & Torche

-For Fans Of:  Hatred Surge, Repulsion, Worlds & His Hero Is Gone

Massive Fucking Headwounds LP (2011)

Mehkago N.T. / Religious As Fuck Split 7" (2008)

Self Titled CDep (2007)

Human Extinction 7" (2007)

Monday, January 9, 2012

The Living City

In September, 2011 something happened. The Living City, came out of nowhere and dropped a three-song demo that's impossible to hate. Born and bred in Mass, The Living City's first effort sounds like they've been together for years. Their song's are fairly long for the indie twinkle vibe they give out, but they keep it fresh by adding fun build ups along with some catchy guitar riffs. Vocals are soothing as a kind whisper to your ears that eventually ease into belting bliss. This guy has the range to give anyone goosebumps. If you're in the new england area, peep one of their shows to experience all the indie goodness. Their demo is below for download.

-Members are/were in:  VaccineRelicsL'antietam, Bad Vibes, Time Fence & Dust Witch