4/16/2014

VIDEO: CORROSION OF CONFORMITY STOCKHOLM (03.29.2014)

Check out live footage of some new COC and some classic COC songs... all sounding incredible. Really looking forward to this new record they've been posting studio footage of them work on. Tons of incredible riffs and check out the pipes on Reed Mullin.

2/26/2014

VIDEO: TAKE OFFENSE "PAIN TALKS" PREVIEW



A nice little glimpse into the new Take Offense video for "Pain Talks" off their latest full-length United States Of Mind (Reaper Records). Official video released March 1st.

2/21/2014

STREAM / BUY: CONCRETE CROSS, "S/T" ALBUM

I couldn't think of any better references or descriptions of this band so I'll resort to the bio on their Bandcamp page, as it says it all... way better than I would.
Concrete Cross formed out of the wreckage of several prematurely aborted NYHC bands including Sick Of Talk, Disnihil, and Celebrity Murders. Musically, there are nods to Die Kreuzen, Poison Idea, and Citizen's Arrest while vocally, frontman, Artie Phillie delivers and Animosity-era Corrosion Of Conformity manic performance. All the lyrics have to do with freaking the fuck out, but not in a fun way.
I would like to note, however, that current Sheer Terror drummer Anthony Corallo also plays drums in this band. Enjoy.

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2/10/2014

STREAM / BUY: FORCED ORDER, "DEMO 2014"

Features members from Twitching Tongues, Soul Search, Harness and Creatures with production done by Taylor Young at The Pit? Enough said... sold before even needing to hear it.

1/30/2014

CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX, "BURNING BRIDGES"



Members of the band used to play in other bands (including Iron Monkey, Gonga, Mogwai, Electric Wizard, Hearts of Black Science and others). In 2004, Justin Greaves began recording primitive sounds he had had in mind for years. He was encouraged by Dominic Aitchison (Mogwai), and their ideas would lay the backbone for Crippled Black Phoenix. The name of the band was taken from the lyrics of "Big Loader," a song on the debut album by Greaves' previous band, Iron Monkey.

Although originally having an unorthodox start, since all the band members were part of and busy with other projects at the time of the band's founding, Crippled Black Phoenix remained committed to staying together and forged their sound. The band writes what they call "endtime ballads," signifying both the slightly macabre nature of their songs and their unusual blend of styles as the final evolution in music. This blend has led to them being called everything from stoner-prig to freak-folk to doom.

Crippled Black Phoenix have made live shows a focus and have performed in unusual venues, using Victorian-era instruments in tandem with more modern instruments.

1/21/2014

VIDEO: IAN MACKAYE REAR WINDOW

Great little interview with Ian MacKaye.

“All that you really know is your awareness right now. Since you have no recollection of what it is to be in your Mother’s belly and since you have no sense of being dead, as long as you have a sense — that’s reality… and that’s eternal.”