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Harley’s War Continues… New York Hardcore Legend HARLEY FLANAGAN Recording New LP For Southern Lord

Posted in hardcore, hardcore bands, hardcore punk, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 24, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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New York Hardcore icon, HARLEY FLANAGAN, is currently in the process of recording his newest LP, to be released on Southern Lord later this year.

With his musical roots tracing back to the beginning of the 1980s, FLANAGAN was involved in NYC punk act, The Stimulators, before even hitting his teens. In the mid-’80s he founded the legendary hardcore/crossover act, The Cro-Mags, directly after which the band releasing their seminal Age Of Quarrel LP. At the beginning of the millennium, the artist formed his own HARLEY’S WAR and released their debut album, Cro-Mag, in 2002.

FLANAGAN and several other players recently started laying down the basic tracks for the impending yet-to-be-named album, which will close the extensive twelve-year gap since the band’s initial works were released, and will undoubtedly be one of the premiere hardcore/punk releases of the year.

Issued FLANAGAN on signing with Southern Lord and the ongoing recording process of the new material: “I think that this is some of the hardest stuff I have written in a long time. God knows there has been a lot of inspiration over the last few years.” Southern Lord owner Greg Anderson this week stated on the upcoming release: “The demos we have heard thus far are incredible! We’re really looking forward to hearing this when it’s completed.”

FLANAGAN is a black belt under Renzo Gracie and teaches at the Renzo Gracie academy in NYC, as well as having a book and several other projects in the works.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

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LONG LIVE HARLEY FLANAGAN.

LONG LIVE SOUTHERN LORD.

Stone.

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FULL OF HELL – Announces April Tour With Column Of Heaven & Record Store Day Split With Psywarfare

Posted in hardcore punk, Metal, metal music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , on March 8, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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The invincible, noiseblasting killing machine, FULL OF HELL, this week confirms a pair of impending offensives upon the humans, including new tour actions and new studio documentation of their tactics.

FULL OF HELL has joined forces with harsh noise entity PSYWARFARE for a special split 12″ constructed for Record Store Day 2014. The A-side of the cooperative assault is overthrown by FULL OF HELL, stripping the hypergrind elements from their barrage, here focusing on their distressing racket/static infiltrations, sampling in choruses, looping feedback and experimenting with more distressing and melodic calls, within the track, “Thee Unsurmountable Wall.” The B-side is encompassed by “The Exotic Sounds Of…,” a mesmerizing twenty-one minute-long, occult mental passage into places unknown courtesy of Dwid Hellion’s PSYWARFARE.

Just days after the RSD split with PSYWARFARE is released, FULL OF HELL will embark on the next phase of their nearly nonstop touring crusade, this week confirming a ten-city East Cost run from April 24th through May 3rd with Toronto powerviolence crew, Column Of Heaven, and Cleveland harsh noise act, Nyodene D.

FULL OF HELL Tour w/ Column Of Heaven:

4/24/2014 TBA – Buffalo, NY w/ Gas Chamber

4/25/2014 TBA – Boston, MA w/ Cleansing Wave

4/26/2014 AS220 – Providence, RI w/ Fucking Invincible

4/27/2014 Silent Barn – New York, NY w/ The Communion

4/28/2014 The Gütah – New Brunswick, NJ w/ Fleshtemple

4/29/2014 Secret Location – Philadelphia, PA w/ Backslider

4/30/2014 TBA – Washington, DC w/ DOC

5/01/2014 The Shop – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Slices

5/02/2014 Yonka House – Detroit, MI  w/ Dead Church

5/03/2014 Soybomb – Toronto, ON w/ Wastoids, Cvntpvnt

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on FULL OF HELL:

http://www.fullofhell.com

https://www.facebook.com/fullofhell

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https://www.facebook.com/a389recordings

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LONG LIVE FULL OF HELL.

Stone.

DROPDEAD – Providence Activists Dispatch Duo Of Joint EPs Via Armageddon Label

Posted in hardcore bands, hardcore punk, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , on February 13, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Longtime political hardcore/punk activists, DROPDEAD, have just released two brand new EPs via their own Armageddon Label, both of them split releases; one with RUIDOSA INMUNDICIA and the other with SYSTEMATIC DEATH.

Since 1991, Providence, Rhode Island’s DROPDEAD has protested humankind’s attrition towards the environment and its inhabitants, including each other, along the way amassing an impressive arsenal of fully independent releases, including several full-length studio and live LPs, and split releases with Crossed Out, Rupture, Totalitär, Unholy Grave, Suppression, Converge and others.

Having toured internationally, razing clubs, squats and basements on multiple continents for two decades, the band has been a major East Coast US contributor to inspiring entire new generations of extreme music fans to rise up against tyranny and injustice at maximum speed and aggression through their “fucking assholes don’t get it” credo. DROPDEAD‘s latest audio collapses come in the form of two new 7″ vinyl split releases with a pair of high-potency international acts.

One of these brutal head-to-head platters is with Vienna, Austria’s punk shredders, RUIDOSA INMUNDICIA, the female-fronted outfit raging in the riotous vein of Antischism, Capitalist Casualties, Los Crudos and Hellnation. The split leads with “A Fall Of Empires” and “Last Breath” from DROPDEAD on the A-side, and counters with “Donde Esta La Solucion,” “Asco” and “Blanco Y Negro” from RUIDOSA INMUNDICIA on the B-side.

The second new output comes in the form of theFighting For Life 7″ split with longtime Japanese punk/hardcore outfit, SYSTEMATIC DEATH. In existence since 1983 this outfit spews forth rabid political hardcore along the lines of Gauze, S.O.B.,Infest, GISM and Lärm, and here overthrows the B-side of the split with the tracks “Suji” and “Dashing,” while DROPDEAD overloads side A with their newest attacks in the form of “Foundation” and “The Final Chapter.”

Both splits are available now at THIS LOCATION.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on DROPDEAD:

Facebook: DROPDEAD on Facebook

Bandcamp: http://dropdeadhc.bandcamp.com

Website: http://www.armageddonshop.com

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LONG LIVE DROPDEAD.

Stone.

COLDWAR – Ink Deal With Candlelight Records!

Posted in Extreme Metal, hardcore punk, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on January 30, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Candlelight Records is proud to announce the signing of Irish hardcore punks Coldwar! Debut Candlelight Records album coming 2014.

Equally thrilled by the signing, Coldwar had this to say about it, “Coldwar are proud to announce that we have signed to Candlelight Records. We are very excited about our future with Candlelight and are honoured to be on a label with such a varied and talented collection of artists.”

This is Coldwar with their latest recording ‘Pantheist’.

Listen to Heart Of Darkness from the upcoming Coldwar album Pantheist:

Pantheism: The belief that everything composes an all-encompassing, immanent God, or that the universe (or nature) is identical with divinity. Pantheists thus do not believe in a personal or anthropomorphic god.

The darkness of the soul, esoteric symbology, natural evil, scrutinization of the irregularity of the Gregorian calendar, the meltdown crisis point at which capitalist society presently finds itself, and the possible final gasp of our current ‘material age’, to pave way for a potential revolutionary shift in values-consciousness for a jaded humanity. These are some of the varied concepts with which Coldwar lyrically engage, in their latest anthology, and forth-coming release ‘Pantheist’.

Formed in 1999 in Dublin, Ireland, Coldwar are influenced by underground hardcore punk and extreme metal. Fuelled by a rejection of Church & State institutions and other oppressive, intolerant and absolutist states of mind.

To date, Coldwar have toured Ireland and the UK as well as having made several trips to Europe and the USA. The band have also played a number of festivals including Wacken Open Air (Germany), Obscene Extreme Festival (Czech Republic), Load As Fuck (USA), Day Of Darkness (Ireland), Up the Punks (UK), Cork Winter Fest (Ireland), Burning Oak Festival (Ireland), Subvert Festival (UK) and more.

Coldwar have shared the stage and toured alongside bands such as Fear Factory, Soulfly, Sepultura, EHG, Suffocation, Anthrax, Hatebreed, Discharge, Napalm Death and many more.

With four releases previous since their inception via Underground Movement each release has gained the band a growing fan base.

* For more info on COLDWAR:

http://www.facebook.com/thisiscoldwar

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(Source: Future PR)

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LONG LIVE COLDWAR.

METAL BE THY NAME.

Stone.

Scarecrow X, The Brain Behind Sabrina Sabrok, Presents His New Single As Solo Artist!

Posted in hardcore punk, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on November 13, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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After 7 years as songwriter and producer of Sabrina Sabrok, the musician Scarecrow X (ex-Massacre 68) is recording his first solo album! Scarecrow X has recorded the vocals, guitars, bass, drums and synths in studio, while he’s working on his live show with musicians and performance on stage.

Below, listen to Rotten Mindx and prepare to get your Metal lovin’ ears scorched and your brain cells fried by the Metal meets Hardcore Punk fury of Scarecrow X! Metal be thy name!

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* For more info on SCARECROW X:

Facebook: Scarecrow X

Website: http://scarecrowx.com

Twitter: http://twitter.com/xscarecrowxx

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LONG LIVE SCARECROW X.

LONG LIVE MEXICO.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

SATANIC MALFUNCTIONS – UK Hardcore/Punk Act’s First Album In Twenty-Two Years Streaming At Decibel

Posted in hardcore, hardcore punk, Punk rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on October 17, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Them, the first LP from UK hardcore punk trio SATANIC MALFUNCTIONS, is out now via Poland’s demolition experts, Selfmadegod Records. Surging with rabid, old-school circle-pit intensity and politically oriented, cynical and pissed-off lyrical tirades, Them dispatches twenty tracks in just over thirty minutes, resulting in one of those “get this now” releases for devotees to acts like Active Minds, Disorder, Doom, Atavistic, Electro Hippies, L’arm and Heresy.

Decibel Magazine is now hosting a full-on stream of the entire Them LP to celebrate its release, joined by a rapid interrogation of SATANIC MALFUNCTIONS’ percussion specialist, Ade. Check it out RIGHT HERE.

Pick Them up via Selfmadegod, who in 2012 also released the SATANIC MALFUNCTIONS Disgrace To Music 2xCD compilation both previous LPs and all EP and compilation tracks. Merch bundles are available now direct from Selfmadegod HERE, and Them is available digitally HERE.

The newest SATANIC MALFUNCTIONS LP since the Scarborough, UK-based act’s 1990-releasedDisgrace To Humanity, the whirlwind of old-school hardcore punk on Them is a throwback to the mid-late ’80s hardcore scene when grindcore was only beginning to take shape. Recorded by Bri Doom, of UK crust legends, Doom, Them proves that the quartet — vocalist Kai, guitarist Yaga, bassist Ryan and drummer Ade — haven’t let their guard down, and are as capable of deploying the same aggressive, ultra-fast and frenzied socio-political musical melee they did more than two decades ago.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

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LONG LIVE SATANIC MALFUNCTIONS.

Stone.

FULL OF HELL – 14 Acts Of Audio Terrorism East Coast Tour Has Begun

Posted in hardcore, hardcore bands, hardcore punk, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 6, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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On a seemingly endless live killing spree in 2013, noise/grind assailants FULL OF HELL have embarked on their next wave of live attacks on the two-week 14 Acts Of Audio Terrorism tour. The mayhem started last night in Bay Shore, Long Island with White Widows Pact and more, then plowing a counterclockwise warpath through Connecticut, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee, Alabama, Florida, North and South Carolina before closing down in Virginia, the last three dates of the tour alongside A389 labelmates Noisem. View the updated tour itinerary below and await more violent live action from FULL OF HELL in the coming weeks.

This week FULL OF HELL posted a video of their recent session for Toxicbreed’s Funhouse, where they get halfway through the chaotic set before blowing out the power to the entire building. View that, as well as their first official video for the track “The Lord Is My Light” and more RIGHT HERE.

Continuing to tour in support of their most damaging and scathing material to date — their second LP, Rudiments Of Mutilation, released in June via A389 Recordings - FULL OF HELL has been slaying audiences all year-long. Recorded with Kevin Bernsten at Developing Nations and mastered by James Plotkin (Khanate, Old, Phantomsmasher), Rudiments Of Mutilation captures the incredible conviction the young crew culminate live, catapulting their energetic hatesurge into the audience and inspiring all-out melees amongst the humans. Stream the entire LP HERE.

FULL OF HELL September East Coast US Tour:

9/05/2013 Even Flow – Bay Shore, NY w/ White Widows Pact

9/06/2013 Webster Underground – Hartford, CT

9/07/2013 Bogies – Albany, NY

9/08/2013 Bug Jar – Rochester, NY

9/09/2013 Frankies – Toledo, OH

9/10/2013 Hoosier Dome – Indianapolis, IN

9/11/2013 Owl Farm – Nashville, TN

9/12/2013 Excalibur Vinyl/Planet Availon – Decatur, AL

9/13/2013 Phoenix Taproom – Jacksonville, FL

9/14/2013 Talent Farm – Pembroke Pines, FL

9/15/2013 Epic Problem – Tampa, FL

9/16/2013 New Brookland Tavern – Columbia, SC w/ Noisem

9/17/2013 Ziggy’s – Wilmington, NC w/ Noisem

9/18/2013 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA w/ Noisem

 Critical Praise:

“Full of Hell want to open wounds however they can. The four-piece is so focused on delivering bile-soaked fury that they’ll use nearly anything at their disposal. While most of the tracks are acrid flashes of grind and powerviolence, there are still treks through squeamish noise and torturous hardcore. Seems like there’s always new releases by these guys, but this is the best I’ve heard so far.” – Decibel

“…Rudiments of Mutilation is an incredible album that should not go unheard. It is sick, unnerving, excellently established, moody, violent, and one of the best damn records that will be put out this year. You want dark? Here it is motherfuckers. Eat it up. 9.5/10″ – Metal Injection

“…this is the band’s finest work to date and as a statement, Rudiments truly serves as a moving monument to the inevitability and eternality of human suffering. 10/10″ – American Aftermath

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For More Info On FULL OF HELL:

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A389 RECORDINGS:

http://www.a389records.com

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LONG LIVE FULL OF HELL.

Stone.

BAT – Primitive Metal Punk Power Trio: A Band To Watch Out For!

Posted in hardcore, hardcore punk, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 19, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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BAT Stats: Primitive Metal Punk power trio featuring Ryan Waste from Municipal Waste on bass and vocals, Nick Poulos from Volture on lead guitar and Felix Griffin from D.R.I on skins.

“Crushing all barriers between Heavy Metal and Hardcore Punk”

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(Source: Facebook: BAT)

* For More Info On BAT:

Facebook: BAT

http://bewareofthebat.bandcamp.com/

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LONG LIVE BAT.

Stone.

WARTORN Confirms 2013 Midwest Tour With Raw Power

Posted in hardcore, hardcore bands, hardcore punk, Music, news, Punk rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on February 19, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Entire Southern Lord Debut From WARTORN Now Streaming

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In support of their latest full-length, Iconic Nightmare, Appleton, Wisconsin crust brigade WARTORN this week announces an upcoming Spring tour with legendary Italian hardcore/punk outfit Raw Power! Running from April 26th through May 4th the two acts will invade nine Midwestern American cities on a high-paced warpath, including a show at the two-day Forward Ohio Fest alongside Masakari, Coke Bust, Violent Restitution, Backslider, Nukehammer and others, a show in Pittsburgh with drunkpunk masters Submachine, and more.

Blow The Scene is now hosting a stream of the entire Iconic Nightmare album now RIGHT HERE.

WARTORN Midwest U.S. Tour w/ Raw Power:

4/26/2013 Korktown Tavern – Detroit, MI w/ Heresy, The State

4/27/2013 Carabar – Columbus, OH @ Forward Ohio Fest [info]

4/28/2013 Belvedere’s – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Submachine

4/29/2013 Ihop – Indianapolis, IN w/ We Must Dismantle All This

4/30/2013 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL

5/01/2013 Hattrix Bar – Kenosha, WI w/ Pistofficer

5/02/2013 Subterranean – Appleton WI w/ Rat Sack

5/03/2013 UW Memorial Union – Madision WI w/ Pyroklast, Panther

5/04/2013 Medusa – Minneapolis, MN w/ Kontrasekt

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WARTORN has protested political tyranny and societal injustices with a devastating brew of metallic crustpunk since 2004. The band has assaulted live audiences across thirteen countries and across North America and Europe in support of releases on renowned crust/punk labels including Profane Existence and Crimes Against Humanity, while its members also take part in other active and notable acts like Dresden, Remission, and Words That Burn. The band’s latest album Iconic Nightmare, released via Southern Lord in late January, takes their powerful songwriting and execution to new levels, surging with nine crushing anthems in barely twenty-five minutes. Diehards of Wolfbrigade, From Ashes Rise, Tragedy and the like should not pass this one by.

Stay tuned for more WARTORN tour updates in the weeks ahead.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on WARTORN, click on the links below!

facebook: Wartorn

http://www.southernlord.com

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LONG LIVE WARTORN.

LONG LIVE RAW POWER.

Stone.

SEIZURE CRYPT – Psycho NYC Crossover Crew Self-Release New Album

Posted in hardcore, hardcore punk, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, Punk rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on June 12, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Full Album Streaming At Seizure Crypt’s Bandcamp Page!

Queens, NYC-based Crossover commandos SEIZURE CRYPT have recently released their latest full-length, You’ve Been Had!, the band’s fourth self-released full-length since their 2004 inception.

SEIZURE CRYPT‘s D.I.Y. ethos and diehard self-promotion has done them well over the years, the band having played over 100 self-booked shows and having received hundreds of reviews from international media on their own. Their rambunctious live shows always involve costumes, combat and quite a bit of property destruction by the band’s dueling vocalists. The newest addition to the band’s ever-expanding discography, You’ve Been Had! rages with a dozen new tracks in under twenty-six minutes, which attempt to harness their most off-kilter, high-octane brew of Punk, Hardcore, Speed Metal and utter lunacy at its most energetic yet. After posting the album for sale digitally in March of this year, SEIZURE CRYPT have just recently pressed You’ve Been Had! onto CD, once again and as always making it available via their own 316 Productions.

Stream the whole goddamn album at SEIZURE CRYPT’s Bandcamp page RIGHT HERE.

Stay tuned as SEIZURE CRYPT announce their next round of regional gigs throughout the Summer and onward.

You’ve Been Had! Track Listing:

01. Supernatural Intro

02. Bigger Than Politics

03. Spastic Summer

04. One Way

05. Don’t Blink

06. M.I.K.Y. (Medical Industry Killing You)

07. Dark Black and Blue

08. Born And Bred

09. Seizure Crypt vs. The Devil

10. Chompin’ At The Bit

11. Six Loose Ends

12. Not For Everyone

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on SEIZURE CRYPT, click on the links below!

http://seizurecrypt.bandcamp.com

http://www.seizurecrypt.com

http://www.myspace.com/seizurecrypt

http://www.twitter.com/seizurecrypt

LONG LIVE SEIZURE CRYPT.

Stone.

SOUTHERN LORD – Confirms Ferocious 2012 Summer Package Tour

Posted in hardcore, hardcore punk, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on April 5, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Southern Lord this week confirms a devastating label tour package for this June and July, bringing some of the label’s newest and most promising acts as well as some major players on the eclectic but lethal roster together for a near month-long trek across the face of America.

Organized and booked by Southern Lord founder Greg Anderson, the core acts for the tour include the Ontario-based Hardcore/Rock outfit BURNING LOVE (featuring ex-Cursed vocalist), the dark lords of Swedish crust MARTYRDOD making their debut U.S. appearance, Milwaukee’s Punk/Hardcore crossover outfit ENABLER and Seattle’s powerhouse d-beat/death-infused Hardcore bastards BLACK BREATH.

Special additional performances from POISON IDEA, NOOTHGRUSH, PELICAN, POWERTRIP, WILD/TRIBE, DEAD IN THE DIRT, THE SECRET, ALL PIGS MUST DIE and more will join some of the shows regionally as well.

The final routing is still being plotted and finalized and a fully confirmed itinerary will be publicized in the next two weeks as it all takes shape.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on SOUTHERN LORD, click on the links below:

http://www.southernlord.com

http://www.facebook.com/SLadmin

http://twitter.com/twatterlord

LONG LIVE SOUTHERN LORD.

Stone.

POISON IDEA – Southern Lord To Reissue Seminal Titles From Hardcore Punk Legends

Posted in hardcore, hardcore punk, Music, Punk rock, punk rock albums, punk rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on December 15, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Southern Lord Recordings are proud to be officially re-releasing several incredible, seminal titles from Portland, Oregon’s explosive Punk/Hardcore kings, POISON IDEA in 2012!

Southern Lord will be releasing CD versions of several POISON IDEA reissues that TKO Records are currently re-releasing on vinyl. All of the material is being re-mastered by Jack Control (World Burns to Death) and each release includes new, extensive liner notes as well as never before seen photos and previously unreleased bonus material.

This POISON IDEA reissue series kicks off January 31st, with the re-release of Darby Crash Rides Again: The Early Years. Boasting twenty-nine tracks from the band’s earliest days, the album includes the 100% previously unreleased Boner’s Kitchen demo from 1981, the complete Darby Crash Rides Again demo from 1982, the complete uncut live-on-the-air set from the 1983 KBOO radio benefit, and outtakes from the Record Collectors Are Pretentious Assholes recording session.

Much of this material has either been out-of-print or never before officially released! All the recordings have been meticulously restored and mastered by Jack Control at Enormous Door Mastering. The booklet contains liner notes, old flyers and tons of previously unpublished photos from the band’s beginnings. This is a complete no-brainer for POISON IDEA fans or any fan of the early days of American Hardcore Punk.

Following Darby Crash Rides Again in January, Southern Lord will also re-release The Fatal Erection Years (Pick Your King/Record Collectors are Pretentious Assholes), War All The Time, Ian Mackaye, Feel The Darkness, We Must Burn and Last Will & Testament throughout 2012.

(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info, click on the links below:

http://www.myspace.com/blankblackoutvacant

http://www.southernlord.com

Stone.

ARSON ANTHEM “Insecurity Notoriety” – A Hardcore Album That Trounces Anything In It’s Path

Posted in extreme music, hardcore bands, hardcore music, hardcore punk, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, Punk rock, punk rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 4, 2010 by Metal Odyssey

ARSON ANTHEM – Released on October 12, 2010, on Housecore Records, Insecurity Notoriety is the first full-length album from Arson Anthem. A Hardcore band of enormous Punk aptitude, Arson Anthem is, no matter how you slice or dice it… a Hardcore supergroup. With Phil Anselmo on guitar and needing little to no introduction, his years fronting the iconic Pantera is unequivocally legendary, not to mention his years vocalizing with Sludge Metallers known as Down.

Mike IX Williams on vocals is also the front man for the Sludge Metal warriors – Eyehategod. Hank Williams III has brandished his very own successful solo career and played alongside Phil Anselmo with Superjoint Ritual. Hank also has molded and brought to underground fame his Metal meets Punk band called… Assjack. Collin Yeo rounds out Arson Anthem on bass, coming from his alt-heavy band… PonyKiller.

So, it is fair to think, that Arson Anthem won’t be making their Grammy Awards performance debut anytime soon. This is why Hardcore exists, this is why Arson Anthem exists, to shove it in the face of the mainstream lovin’ and tuxedo wearin’ Grammy crowd. That same crowd who would probably cry and break out in puffy-red hives if Arson Anthem strolled down their red carpet. Blue collar, street and pissed off about somethin’, this is why I dig Hardcore and Arson Anthem. Accept it or go hide behind your stacks of Wall Street Journals. Once you put this new Arson Anthem CD into whatever “machine” your using, just know that the “stick it to the man” warning light just went on.

There are 17 songs on Insecurity Notoriety and 12 of them are under two minutes long. This is Hardcore and in your face, brutal and unforgiving of any insult to injury. Listening to this album is a lesson in quick release rage therapy. Arson Anthem has accomplished a remarkable task in keeping themselves sounding original. Arson Anthem’s reverence for Old School, with thick slivers of Punk fueled outbursts and playing for keeps, dramatically elevates the totality of their barbed wire hardness. This is a band that obviously knows where their Black Flag vinyl is kept.

Hank Williams III doesn’t just play the drums on these songs, he decimates them. Mike IX Williams doesn’t sing, are you kidding? Mike rants and screams his vocal chords inside-out. Collin Yeo doesn’t try to keep timed rhythm while playing bass, instead, he pummels his strings into frantic rhythmic chaos that might just open up the center of the Earth. Then there is Phil Anselmo on guitar, exhibiting some mighty riffs that cover the Extreme Metal spectrum. Phil leads by Hardcore example, with his axe attack teetering on the insane, he will even throw in some micro solos, making a song like Crippled Life seem as if it is going to explode it’s pissed off attitude straight from hell.

When Extreme combines with Hardcore, Punk and Metal, the only thing that can come out of it is a profoundly brutal piece of work. Arson Anthem has taken their Extreme Music roots and latched them upon their instruments, to create their first full-length that makes a pummeling statement. This is a crushing work of Extreme art that is Arson Anthem’s Insecurity Notoriety.

* For more info on ARSON ANTHEM, just click on the link below:

ARSON ANTHEM – myspace music

* For more info on HOUSECORE RECORDS, just click on the link below:

HOUSECORE RECORDS

ARSON ANTHEM:

Mike IX Williams – vocals

Philip H. Anselmo – guitar

Collin Yeo – bass

Hank Williams III – drums

Track Listing For Insecurity Notoriety:

Naught

Foul Pride

Isolation Militia

More Than One War

Insecurity Notoriety

Pretty Like That

Initial Prick

Crippled Life

Polite Society Blacklist

If You Heard This (You Would Hit Me)

Hands Off Approach

Has Been/Had Been

Primate Envy

Death Of An Idiot

Codependent And Busted

Kleptomania

Teach The Gun (To Love The Bullet)

LONG LIVE ARSON ANTHEM.

Stone.

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