Friday, December 27, 2013


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


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


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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.

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Parrhesia / Alessa Split 7" (2010)

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June Tape (2010)

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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


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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)

Saturday, December 14, 2013


Vaccine was a 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 in No Faith.  In a nut shell this band tears shit up. Super pumped up and vicious straight-edge powerviolence. This shit kills! Below is everything.  Get into it!  Dig!

- For Fans Of:  Crossed Out, Wound Man, Scapegoat & Vile Intent

To Live A Lie Vol. II Comp. LP (2014)

Vaccine / No Faith Split 7" (2013)

Dead Inside 7" (2012)

Coke Bust / Vaccine Split 7" (2012)

Crimes In Blood 5" (2011)

Human Hatred 7" (2010)

Demo Cassette(2009)

Thursday, December 12, 2013


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)


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)

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Te Lloraría Un Puto Río

Te Lloraría Un Puto Río was a masterfully crafted screamo band from Mexico.  This intricate and technical outfit played music that was filled with moody progression, math-rock structures, blasting violence and an overall epic atmosphere of sounds.  Over the years these guys dropped amazing and somewhat limited splits with such bands as Beau Navireмища, Discord Of A Forgotten Sketch, Carrion SpringMako & Arrow To Atoms.  Below is a collected discography from these magically chaotic bastards.  Snag and dig.

- Members Also Play(ed) In:  Arse Moreira & El Sueno Del Ranchero

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Maryland's Sokushinbutsu is a powerful onslaught of crusty, sludgy, grinding death metal made up of ex-Lapse and Eddie Brock members.  These barbarians dropped a nasty EP this year that I'm finally getting the chance to share my thoughts on.  This band is brutal as hell!  Their debut release is a beast filled with crunchy riffs, massive grooves, down-tuned bass fuzz, heavy blasting drums and gut-cramping vocals.  I was hooked immediately after hearing this destructive EP.  Snag it below and hope for more soon!  Dig.

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Holy Ground EP (2013)

Ruined Families

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Here is some heavy and brooding hardcore from Athens, Greece.  Ruined Families is a band that surely doesn't mess around when it comes to combining influences that range from crust, doom, post-punk, black metal, grunge, screamo and straight-up hardcore.  Their latest LP is fucking brutal, technical, crushing and insanely addictive.  Since the band emailed me, I can't stop listening to their discography.  This is some highly original material that needs to be heard.  Hurry up and snag everything below if you haven't already been cranking to this great band.  DIG!

- For Fans Of:  Jungbluth, Cloud Rat, Dangers & Living Eyes

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Blank Language LP (2013)

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Self Titled 7" (2012)

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Four Wall Freedom EP (2010)