Stream + Interview: Cement Mind, ‘Demo’
Members of Chain Gang Grave return in an equally dissonant new duo.
Song of the Day: 6th Circle, “Seed of Despair,” from The Third Estate (Sentient Ruin Laboratories, 2019)
Described by the label as electro-industrial/EBM for fans of Front 242, Skinny Puppy, etc.—and I actually agree!
Quick Hits: Trip Machine Laboratories—Raw Breed, Miracle Drug, Piece of Mind, Ryan Patrick White, and Love & Trust
Running through the latest batch of varied goodies...
Eyebawl Further Evolves Toward Grungy Punk-Pop Excellence With Sophomore EP, ‘Never Again’
Wilmington, DE trio presents impressive new EP through the Crafted Sounds label.
Song of the Day: Forced Neglect, “Bloodspiller,” from Need to Feed (Self-Released, 2019)
Crisp 'n' crunchy crossover thrash that should make Power Trip fans go apeshit.
Track Premiere + Interview: Casual Burn, “Baggage”
Intriguingly distinct and anxiously energetic punk rock out of New Orleans, LA.
Track Premiere: Extra Arms, “Up From Here”
One of my favorites from last year returns with one of my favorites from this year!
Song of the Day: Streetlights, “Dirt/Diamonds,” from Postcards From Knoxfield (Self-Released, 2019)
Superb emo that brings to mind portions of the early- to mid-2000s Equal Vision or Victory Records rosters.
YouTube Rabbit Hole: Disharmonic Orchestra Edition
Death metal, death metal, death metal, then things start to get interesting, then everything falls apart...
Song of the Day: Óværa, “Guts,” from Perdido en Islandia (Self-Released, 2019)
Ultra-brutal Botch-meets-Hellchild-sounding (death) metalcore out of Iceland.
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...
Song of the Day: 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.
Song of the Day: 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...
Song of the Day: Wire Lines, “Blind,” from Terminal (Self-Released, 2019)
More angular post-hardcore greatness from this New Bedford, MA quartet.
Song of the Day: 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.