Upstate Records to Release Long-Lost 1994 EP From NY Thrashers Attica
Founding guitarist Mike Valente on how these absolutely badass 25-year-old recordings resurfaced...
Subway Mirror, “Clouds,” from Subway Mirror (1994)
Did you know that Dan Swanö was once in an awesomely poppy alt.-rock band?
The Dead Cvlt Offers a Vicious Fusion of Industrialized Hardcore/Punk With Debut EP, The Cataclyst
For once, a TRULY industrial-electronic take on RIPPING metal-infused hardcore/punk.
Ore Miner, “Zygote,” from Onism (Self-Released, 2019)
Chaotic, rhythmically crushing metalcore out of New Haven, CT.
Interview: Blaze Tishko on the Grueling Road Behind In Cold Blood's Punishing New Album, Legion of Angels
A refreshingly honest and revealing conversation on the determination required to see things through...
Wire Lines, “Blind,” from Terminal (Self-Released, 2019)
More angular post-hardcore greatness from this New Bedford, MA quartet.
Colonial Wound, “New Skin,” from Untitled (Self-Released, 2019)
Ultra-heavy and windingly dissonant noise rock gone metal.
Quick Hits: Upstate Records—Bushido Code, Habits, Leeway NYC, Paid in Full, and Ripped Away
Upstate Records continues its tear of killer metallic hardcore releases across a number of impressive EPs.
Review: Hell of Self, Hell of Self (The Coming Strife, 2019)
Ripping metallic hardcore à la Kickback meets Sworn Enemy.
Review: Phantom Hymn, A Story of Days to Come (Self-Released, 2019)
Utterly crucial listening for any fan of the His Hero is Gone/Tragedy blueprint.
Contrast of Sin, “Race of Man,” from Summer Promo (Arduous Path, 2019)
Impressively seething metallic hardcore out of NJ/DE.
Review: Sarin/Vegas, Split (Self-Released, 2019)
A slick-looking 7" EP from two distinct purveyors of the rough, rugged, and raw...
Lustre: Grungy ‘90s Alt.-Rock That You Won’t Find on Spotify, Volume III
Gritty power pop excellence, senselessly buried in bargain bins worldwide.
The Rope, “Terminus,” from Lillian (2019)
A sleek and contemporary take on the goth-leaning side of post-punk...
Hex Machine Streams Gritty, Atmospherically-Inclined New Tune, “Spiral Outhouse”
Track premiere (+ interview) from the genre-defiant new album, 'Cave Painting'.
One Step Closer, “Imagination of Being,” from From Me to You (Triple B, 2019)
Excellently melodic and moving hardcore out of Wilkes Barre, PA.
Skitzo, "Progressive Psychosis," from Progressive Psychosis (1990; reissued by Divebomb, 2019)
Mandatory early-'90s tech-thrash that should've garnered a reputation as a more aggressive successor to the likes of Realm or Toxik.
Review: The Final Sleep, I (Self-Released, 2017)
Superb melodic death metal out of Troy, NY featuring former members of Arsis, Withstand, Dying Breed, and Burning Human.