Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Lose Lose

Portland, Oregon's Lose Lose is comprised of three undeniably gifted musicians from well respected punk and hardcore backgrounds.  These dudes deliver dirty, direct and surprisingly catchy hardcore punk jams with driving riffs sprinkled with some tasty leads, plucky bass rhythms, barbaric drum beatings and gruff vocals.  Their demo is a beast.  Need more now.  Snag below and dig HARD!

Demo Cassette (2016)

Barbed Wire

Barbed Wire is a rock'n'roll fused punk band from NYC that kicks some serious ass.  These guys deliver tasty guitar licks that climb all over the place, groovy bass rhythms, driving drums and wailing cock-rock-style vocals that are gritty and forceful.  Their debut release was solid as hell and their new 7" will surely have you banging your head even harder than before.  Snag and dig.

- Members Also Play(ed) In:  Ajax & Hank Wood And The Hammerheads

Wanna Take A Ride? 7" (2017)

Self Titled LP (2016)

Monday, April 10, 2017


San Diego's Heat creates a sonic assault on the senses.  This band spits out urgent and utterly pissed off hardcore punk combined with the classic So-Cal powerviolence sound.  These guys absolutely kill it on their debut tape, which was later released as a 7" treatment on Deranged Records.  This is sheer ferocity.  Get on this now.  Dig

- For Fans Of:  Siege, Warthog, Suburbanite & Crossed Out

Demo Cassette (2016)

Concealed Blade

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's Concealed Blade spits out fast, fierce and unrelenting American hardcore that goes for the throat.  These guys tear through you with a barrage of rapid-fire bass and drums, blazing riffs, piercing guitar squeals and tough vocal grunts.  This band will stomp you into a pile of lifeless shit.  Snag their jams below and dig.

Self Titled LP (2016)

Tour Cassette (2016)

Tour Cassette (2015)

Demo Cassette (2015)

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Half Gorilla

Half Gorilla hailed from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and constructed mammoth sounding grindcore mayhem.  From 2005-2010 these bastards delivered brutally unrelenting material mostly consisting of splits with other fellow face-melters.  Snag everything below and Dig!

Half Gorilla / Kursk Split 7" (2010)

Half Gorilla / Magnicide Split 7" (2009)

Half Gorilla / Loaded For Bear Split 7" (2007)

Graceless Beasts 7" (2007)


Sex Prisoner

Tucson, AZ's Sex Prisoner plays a crushing and heavy-as-fuck brand of powerviolence.  Their sound is full of crunchy, hard hitting riffs, blisteringly fast drum parts, dirty bass lines and  forceful vocal grunts.  These guys are keeping the genre alive and well with their absolutely punishing material.  Since 2009 Sex Prisoner has been crushing skulls and, hopefully, won't slow down after releasing their flawless debut full length.  Snag everything below and dig!

Tannhauser Gate LP (2016)

State Property 7" (2013)

ACxDC / Magnum Force / Sex Prisoner 3-Way Split 10" (2013)

Wake Up Dead : Volume One Comp. 7" (2013)

Self Titled 7" (2010)

Demo Cassette (2010)


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania's N.E.G. is a fast and primitive d-beat powerhouse that doesn't fuck around.  This direct approach is straight to the point with walls of ripping guitar chords, pummeling drum delivery, muddy bass tones and howling vocals.  The band's demo was solid but their follow up tape is a fucking bruiser.  Get on this now.  Dig!

II Cassette (2016)

Demo Cassette (2016)

Saturday, March 4, 2017


Post-rock, progressive, psychedelic emotional hardcore madness.  Brooklyn's Gospel is a band that falls between the cracks of genres.  If you're fan of any type of music that's progressive, heavy and flat out mind-blowing, Gospel is what the doctor ordered.  Their drummer, Vincent Roseboom is probably the best drummers I've ever heard, this guy's a BEAST.  These guys have pushed the boundaries since their 2004 split with Kentucky's Kodan Armada.  They briefly got back together after their breakup in in 2006 and showed promise of a follow-up album to The Moon Is A Dead World but that slowly diminished into a 2 song demo release.  Below are the band's final two demo tracks from 2010, a live recording of their 23 minute opus "The Magic Volume of Dark Matter", their immaculate full length LP and to wrap things up the Kodan Armada split.  Take notes and Dig!

-Members Also Play(ed)In:  Helen Of Troy & I Am The Resurrection

Demo (2010)

The Magic Volume Of Dark Matter [Live] (2006)

The Moon Is A Dead World LP (2005)

Lived Cassette (2004)

Kodan Armada / Gospel Split 10" (2004)
Gospel in Boston, MA playing Golden Dawn in 2005.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Ken Burns

Ken Burns was a passionate and masterfully crafted screamo band from the Boston area.  This short-lived outfit had great vocals and the music is top notch with angular guitar work, moody bass grooves and intricate drum delivery.  These guys were too good to last I suppose.  Damn shame.  Snag their two phenomenal releases below and DIG!

Self Titled 7" (2015)

Self Titled Cassette (2014)


Deadbeat (L.A.) is a heavy and crusty powerviolence assault on the senses.  These dudes display a desired need to play destructive, blast-friendly hardcore punk at ripping speeds.  This stuff is straight-up mean!  Their amazing demo was re-released as a Self Titled 7" and they've finally followed it up with a flawless split 7" with the UK's Boak.  Snag these incredibly brutal jams below and DIG!!

Deadbeat / Boak Split 7" (2017)

Self Titled 7" (2015)


New York's Urchin is a sonic mess of raw d-beat punk.  These neanderthals deliver a primitive and ripping brand of raw punk that's loaded with gritty guitar riffs, banging drum abuse, blanketing bass noise and howling vocals.  These guys are killing it so get on this right now.  Dig!

How To Make Napalm 7" (2017)

Demo Cassette (2016)

Pura Manía

Vancouver's Pura Manía is a catchy, scummy and all-around amazing punk rock outfit that consists of members from Fracaso and Spectres.  I can't get enough of these post-punk South American inspired sounds for the life of me.  This fucking rages and won't leave your head.  Snag everything below and DIG!

Cerebros Punk 12" EP (2016)

La Estafa Musical 7" (2014)

Musica Para Gente Fea 7" (2014)

Ratas De Dos Patas Demo Cassette (2014)


Portsmouth, New Hampshire's Leash delivers heavy and unrelenting sounds consisting of massive chugging riffs, pummeling drums, blown-out bass tones and ferocious vocal howls.  It's a combination of metallic d-beat and grinding crust-punk.  "We do drugs and listen to Discharge and Carcass. Kill every fucking human."  Get on these mammoth jams and dig hard!  

Dead End Breed Cassette (2016)

Leash / Rejiem Split Cassette (2015)

Demo Cassette (2015)