October 9, 2018

CHARGER, "Charger" EP

Hard to find much more info on the band, and this specific release, other than it features Matt Freeman (Rancid) on bass/vocals and Jason Willer (Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine, ex-UK Subs) on drums/vocals with some really good Motörhead/Black Sabbath vibes and tight musicianship.

September 25, 2018

TERROR, "This World Never Wanted Me" (Music Video)

"I think most of us that are drawn to underground music in one way or another feel like they don't fit in this fucked up place. Whether we were thrown away and left to make it alone, or just constantly told we are not good enough, something told us that these sounds and the energy it creates was a way out and a way to find solace in the darkest times." —Scott Vogel

September 13, 2018

INFURIATE, "Infuriate" (Everlasting Spew)

INFURIATE is without a doubt, some of the best Death Metal that I have landed on in a number of years. Since first hearing the 2016 demo, I've been anticipating this full length, and it definitely delivers where the demo kept me wanting more. Technical, but with simplistic class and to the point with most of the songs clocking in around the 3-minute mark, leaving no time for Yankee doodle riffing and overly-complicated song structures leading to nowhere. Think Morbid Angel meets Deeds Of Flesh. A real headbanger!!! 2 songs reappear from the previously posted Demo 2016.


September 10, 2018

BRACEWAR, "Colossal" EP (Triple B Records)

Richmond has been a Hardcore hotbed for a number of years, BRACEWAR being one of its biggest flagbearers. A decade has passed without hearing anything new from them, but they've recently returned on Trible B Records with 3 decimating new tracks. Pre-orders available now.

August 11, 2018

FIXATION, "Marked" EP (WAR Records)

With an emphasis on lyrical potency and fast, aggressive songwriting, FIXATION has pulled no punches since their formation in late 2017. Comprised of current and former members of Drowse, The Dividing Line, New Heart and Time’s Up, the Philadelphia hardcore outfit delivers combative, pointed Hardcore for fans of The Rival Mob, Nerve Agents, Arms Race, Youth Of Today, No Tolerance, and Infest.

Their latest release "Marked", a debut EP on WAR Records, features 8 tracks of no holds barred Punk influenced Hardcore clocking in at just over 8 minutes, which is perfect. After having listened to it a few times through now, this EP really beats you up nicely... in a good way. Good amount of speed and tempo without leaning too far one way or the other which helps keeps a flow, and good lyrics with relatable life topics and a great delivery of them. Recorded and mixed by Wyatt Oberholtzer (Year Of The Knife, The New Harmony), “Marked” features a layout and design by Linas Garsys who has handled the art for such bands as American Nightmare, Ceremony, and World Be Free. Nothing about this release seems forced, as it's a very organic looking and true sounding effort.

The band is set to embark on a little West Coast run next week and expect to catch them in your town as they plan to tour throughout 2018.

Availabe Now:
War-rec.com: https://war-rec.com/search?q=fixation
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/album/id1414216940?ls=1&app=itunes
Bandcamp: https://fixationphl.bandcamp.com/album/marked

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Aug 17 - Seattle, WA @ Black Lodge (w/ By All Means)
Aug 18 - Portland, OR @ Papa G's Deli (w/ Cutting Through)
Aug 19 - Redding, CA @ The Annex (w/ Dying For It)
Aug 20 - Sacramento, CA @ Cafe Colonial (w/ Human Nature)
Aug 21 - Oakland, CA @ TBA
Aug 22 - Santa Cruz, CA @ Subrosa (w/ Gulch)
Aug 23 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy (w/ Strife, Berthold City & more)
Aug 24 - Fullerton, CA @ Programme (New Age Records Pre-Show)