Saturday, June 25, 2016

Lady Bones

Boston's Lady Bones grabbed me instantly by their full and absorbing mixture of alternative/punk/indie/grunge/rock/whateverthefuck and I can't get enough of it.   These sounds are undeniably catchy while still maintaining a sense of melancholy and moodiness.  This trio blesses your ears with masterful guitar-work, blanketing bass structures, incredibly solid drum delivery and distinct vocal melodies.  These are some solid releases and need the attention they deserve.  Snag everything below and DIG!!!!!! 

Terse Cassette (2016)

Dying LP (2015)

Lady Bones / Horsehands Split Cassette (2013)

3 Songs (2012)

Negative Standards

Oakland, CA's Negative Standards construct and unholy mixture of heavy, down-tuned d-beat hardcore that's noisey, sludgy and destructive.  These guys shred through some pulverizing tracks with regular breaks into slow, demolishing grooves that will lead to large amounts of head banging.  Their sound is filled with crushing drums, chugging riffs, muddy bass noise and roaring vocals.  This shit is brutal as hell!!!  Snag their new LP(!) along with their previous releases below and get your brain bruised.  Dig.

Fetters LP (2016)

Whitehorse Split LP (2014)
(Negative Standards Tracks Only)

VI-XI LP (2012)

I-V Cassette/10" (2010)

Busted Outlook

California's Busted Outlook is a beastly hardcore outfit that delivers powerful and in-your-face tunes.  Their delivery is on point and and definitely brings the rage with pummeling drum action, frantic bass rhythms, chugging riffs with sprinklings of crossover guitar squeals and forceful vocals.  This beatdown/thrash hardcore concoction is mean as hell.  Snag their long-awaited full length and previous releases below because it's all incredible.  Dig.

Not Defined By Violence LP (2016)

Grand Slam Sessions : Promo Cassette (2015)

Spitting Wind 7" (2015)

Plague Hoarder Demo Cassette (2014)


Olympia, Washington's G.L.O.S.S. is a raging hardcore band that dropped a tasty demo last year that was highly praised to say the absolute least.  I fully agreed with said praise and couldn't deny their solid display of ultra-pissed hardcore loaded with furious vocals, rough and catchy guitar hooks and thumping drums throughout.  This amazing band has finally dropped a follow-up 7" and it was definitely worth the wait.  Everyone should be cranking to these jams by now but in case you haven't, snag these gems below and dig!

- For Fans Of:  AjaxGlue, Sem Hastro, DiE & Snøb

Trans Day Of Revenge 7" (2016)

Demo Cassette (2015)

Saturday, June 18, 2016


Portland, Oregon's Warcry is an unrelenting force of barbaric d-beat hardcore.  This band spits out ripping  punk sounds consisting of non-stop riffs, squealing guitar leads, muddled bass noise, pummeling drum work and ferocious vocals.  I can never get enough of these massive and driving sounds.  Snag everything below and dig.

Savage Machinery LP (2014)

Needle Zero Drone II 7" (2014)

Not So Distant Future LP (2008)

Nausea 7" (2008)

Deprogram LP (2006)

Maniacs On Pedestals LP (2004)

Harvest Of Death 7" (2003)

10 Tracks Noise Cassette (2003)

Plebeian Grandstand

Plebeian Grandstand hails from Toulouse, Midi-Pyrénées, France and plays some of the most pummeling hardcore that has blessed my eardrums in some time.  This band creates gargantuan sounds that compile many diverse genres such as grindcore, sludge, screamo and black metal.  These guys are precise and intensely brutal, yet atmospheric and wholly epic.  Snag everything below and get sucked into these crushing jams. Dig.

- For Fans OF:  Trap Them, Deafheaven, Gridlink & Hexis

False Highs, True Lows LP (2016)

Lowgazers cover art
Lowgazers 2xLP (2014)

3 Way Split - Bone Dance, Divider, Plebeian Grandstand cover art
Bone Dance / Divider / Plebeian Grandstand : 3-Way Split LP (2012)
(Plebeian Grandstand Tracks Only)

The Vulture's Riot CD-R (2011)

How Hate Is Hard To Define cover art
How Hate Is Hard To Define LP (2010)



Lock hails from Los Angeles, California and deliver classic American hardcore sounds that're mean as hell and straight to the point.  These primitive tunes are in your face and loaded with meaty guitar chords, frantic bass rhythms, constant drum beatings and tough vocal grunts.  This is on point and well worth your time.  Snag everything below and dig.

3 Song Promo Cassette (2016)

The Cycle 7" (2016)

Demo Cassette (2015)


Guilt is a dark and brooding hardcore outfit from New Hampshire.  These brutes construct devastating  sounds that combine grind and blackened metallic hardcore influences that result in sheer distorted chaos.  Guilt slays your eardrums with massive riffs, blanketing bass noise, blisteringly fast drums and vicious vocal howls.  This absolutely shreds!  Snag their three releases below and dig hard!

Harvest / Decay EP (2014)

Primitive Form 7" (2013)

Demonstration Demo (2013)


R.A.M.B.O. was a straight-edge vegan hardcore powerhouse from Philadelphia, PA.  Existing from '99-'07, these dudes cranked out blistering tracks of supercharged thrash mayhem with added elements of fastcore and anarcho-crust.  This band rules... period.  Snag their three full lengths below and rip shit up!  Dig.

Bring It! LP (2005)

Wall Of Death The System LP (2001)

No Circle Pits In Heaven Cassette (2000)


Sunday, June 12, 2016

Wild Child

Minneapolis, Minnesota's Wild Child is a spastic punk band that creates fast, thrashing, angular odd-rock-fused tunes that never let up.  These dudes spit out insane guitar shredding, frantic drum abuse and maniacally obnoxious vocals.  Snag every crazy release below and get weird.  Dig.

- For Fans Of:  Brown Sugar, Wiccans, Ooze & Bad Noids

Tour Cassette (2015)

Self Titled 7" (2013)

Demo 7" (2011)

Sea Of Shit

Chicago's Sea Of Shit are a destructive powerviolence clusterfuck of harshness.  These dudes crank out fast, pissed, ferocious and feedback-layered jams that tear right through you.  Sludgy, down-tuned, spastic and in your face topped off with vocals that are snarling and obnoxiously fitting to the band's overall sound.  Snag all of their ragingly brutal material below and DIG.

-For Fans Of:  ManpigScapegoat, SFN & MK-Ultra

2nd 7" (2016)

Sick/Tired / Sea Of Shit Split LP (2015)

West Coast Tour Cassette (2014)

V/A - Bitter Cold Compilation 7" cover art
Bitter Cold Compilation 7" (2014)

Self-Titled 10" cover art
Self Titled 10" (2013)

Sea Of Shit / Water Torture Split EP (2012)

Self Titled 7" (2011)

Socially Retarded / Sea Of Shit Split 7" (2010)

One Hundred In Ten Comp. LP (2010)

Tour Cassingle (2009)

Demo (2009)