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POISON IDEA – Declares Indefinite Hiatus; Cancels Upcoming Tour Dates

Posted in hardcore, hardcore bands, Music, punk, rock music with tags , , , on May 28, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Upon returning from their successful European Tour which consumed the past several weeks, POISON IDEA has returned home and announced that the band is going on hiatus for an undetermined amount of time. The band has issued that they need to address some health issues and personal matters, and all upcoming shows for the indeterminable future have been cancelled or postponed. Additional details on the band’s future plans will be announced at a later date.

Portland, Oregon’s undisputed kings of punk, POISON IDEA released their critically acclaimed Confuse & Conquer LP through Southern Lord Recordings in April of this year. Setting everything in its path ablaze with the energetic pummeling assault the band has assaulted the planet with for three-and-a-half decades, and by incorporating the use of epic piano segues, the album is an instant classic for all POISON IDEA fans as well as one of the most undeniably important releases in the punk/hardcore realms this year.

The band’s first new album since 2006’s Latest Will And Testament, and first since the passing of their great friend and guitarist, the iconic Tom “Pig Champion” Roberts, Confuse & Conquer boasts thirty-five minutes of thundering, infectious rage recorded in the band’s hometown by Joel Grind (Toxic Holocaust) and mastered by Brad Boatright (From Ashes Rise) at Audiosiege, and proves that absolutely nothing can stop this legendary act and all attempts are a futile waste of time.

Confuse & Conquer LP is available on colored 12″ vinyl and CD including shirt and vinyl bundles HERE, and the album is streaming in full and available for digital purchase HERE.

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Formed in 1980, POISON IDEA became a household name in the hardcore/punk scenes early in their career, and are known as one of the most notoriously in-your-face acts in the American musical underworld, with an enraged, high-energy live set even more rambunctious than the massive roster of singles, EPs, full-length studio and live releases and more, across a realm of labels including Pusmort, Alchemy, American Leather, Bitzcore, Tim/Kerr, Taang!, Farewell, TKO, Southern Lord, Candlelight, and their own Fatal Erection.

They’ve been an incredibly influential act to major performers including Nirvana, Pantera, Napalm Death, Machine Head, Eyehategod, Emperor, Turbonegro and an endless list of others. Soaking up respect from generations of hardcore punks and dishing none out, the dastardly denizens of mid-paced punk shred are in trademark form on Confuse & Conquer.

POISON IDEA‘s new masterpiece proves itself both identifiable and rewarding to listeners who have encountered them at any point from their 1980 birth onwards. Their forceful hardcore pummel is underwritten with dark humor, rage, disdain, and moments of real melancholy well beyond the usual remit of the genre, but it’s to be expected of Portland’s nihilistic champions, proudly unaligned with any other sound out there.


Source: Earsplit PR

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Sixth Installment Of CVLT Nation’s Compilation Series Now Playing With BLACK FLAG’s “Slip It In”

Posted in hardcore bands, Music, rock music with tags , , , on March 9, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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In conjunction with their fourth anniversary, CVLT Nation is proud to present their sixth covers compilation of The CVLT Nation Sessions series with BLACK FLAG‘s Slip It In. This fresh take on a classic is up for exclusive streaming and free download via, and features an amazing array of BLACK FLAG tributes from Kylesa, Fange, Nightslug, Sacred Followers, Grey Widow, Sunsmasher, Augurs and Angry Gods.

 Hear their interpretations of BLACK FLAG’s genre-defining offering at THIS LOCATION.

The CVLT Nation Sessions is a musical project with the aim of reinterpreting iconic music that has influenced a wide spectrum of genres, while also widening the audience for the participating bands. CVLT Nation has recruited some of its favorite underground heavy bands from around the world to record covers for free distribution and download via All mastering is done by Black Matter Mastering in Nashville, Tennessee.

BLACK FLAG Slip It In The CVLT Nation Sessions – Track Listing:

1. Sacred Followers – Slip It In

2. Kylesa – Black Coffee

3. Angry Gods – Wound Up

4. Fange – Rat’s Eyes

5. Sunsmasher – Obliteration

6. Grey Widow – The Bars

7. Nightslug – My Ghetto

8. Augurs – You’re Not Evil


Source: Earsplit PR





SOCIETY SUCKER – Get This Right Records Confirms New Release From North Carolina Hardcore Outfit

Posted in hardcore, hardcore bands, hardcore music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , on August 15, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Get This Right Records confirms the September release of the new self-titled EP from Wilmington, North Carolina-based Hardcore outfit, SOCIETY SUCKER.

Delivering their own slamming brand of NYHC-influenced East Coast hardcore, SOCIETY SUCKER takes lessons from classic bands like Subzero, Next Step Up and Merauder, delivered in a brutal delivery akin to contemporary powerhouses Trapped Under Ice, Incendiary and Suburban Scum. Having quickly surged to the forefront of the quickly growing North Carolina hardcore scene since forming in the Summer of 2013, the band has performed heavily regionally along the East Coast with an extensive list of local and international touring acts.

Following their debut demo dropped last year, the Summer of 2014 will bring forth the first official release from SOCIETY SUCKER, having recently hooked up with Get This Right Records for the unleashing of the self-titled EP. With five enraged tracks loaded with more brutal hooks than a fleet of whalers, Society Sucker was recorded in February of this year at The Skylight Studio with Vince Ratti and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege, and bears bold cover art by Steven Kulesza.

SOCIETY SUCKER is a band committed to keeping hardcore hard. This is the proof.

Get This Right Records will release Society Sucker digitally and on 7″ vinyl on September 16th. Stand by for music from the EP and more to be leaked in the coming days.

Society Sucker – Track Listing:
1. Sentenced
2. Burdened
3. The Hangman
4. Repeat Offender
5. Powerless

With other shows and tour plans in the works SOCIETY SUCKER has locked down a hometown record release show for their new record on September 13th, with Criminal Instinct, Discourse, Heavy Chains, Fairlane, and Rapid Change joining the chaos.

9/13/2014 Reggie’s – Wilmington, NC *record release show w/ Criminal Instinct, Discourse, Heavy Chains, Fairlane, Rapid Change

Ian Geiger – vocals
Robert Grant – guitar
Chris Dodson – guitar
Jared Register – drums
Lenny Hall – bass


(Source: Earsplit PR)

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TWITCHING TONGUES – To Release “World War LIVE” Album Through Closed Casket Activities

Posted in hardcore, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on July 5, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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TWITCHING TONGUES and Closed Casket Activities are proud to announce the World War LIVE limited “live” LP/CD.

Recorded live in the Van Nuys stadium called THE PIT in front of twenty screaming fans, this is (not) a true testament to the event that occurs when this band hits the stage. The band was tired of hearing “they’re better live,” so here it is. With a setlist comprised mostly of songs from their latest LP, In Love There Is No Law, as well as previous material, the record almost doubles as a best-of the band’s current stage. The album cover was made by the legendary Sean Taggart (Carnivore, Crumbsuckers, Agnostic Front) and hardcopy buyers will regret their purchases slightly less with the addition of bonus material.

Closed Casket will release World War LIVE on CD, LP and digital download on August 12th; preorders will be available shortly. A video trailer for the album is playing below:

World War LIVE – Track Listing:

1. Eyes Adjust

2. Burn Forever

3. Preacher Man

4. Feed Your Disease

5. Sleep

6. Good Luck…

7. In Love There Is No Law

8. World War V

9. Sorry I’m Not


(Source: Earsplit PR)

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Posted in metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on June 7, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Brooklyn-based hardcore four-piece BIOHAZARD have just announced their re-signing with Nuclear Blast, this time for a worldwide deal. “We’re so psyched to still be involved with the awesome crew at Nuclear Blast and we’re looking forward to releasing our new music!,” states vocalist and guitarist Billy Graziadei.

Following their run of European festival appearances & tour dates this July and August, BIOHAZARD will enter the studio to record the follow-up album to 2012’s Reborn In Defiance. An early 2015 release is expected.

A video of BIOHAZARD performing Urban Discipline live at the Black N‘ Blue Bowl in Brooklyn, New York last month can be viewed here (and includes behind-the-scenes footage):


Billy Graziadei – Vocals & Guitar (1988 – Present)

Bobby Hambel – Guitar (1988 – 1994; 2008 – Present)

Danny Schuler – Drums (1988 – Present)

Scott Roberts – Lead Guitar (2002-2005); bass & vocals (2011 – Present)

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

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RUN WITH THE HUNTED – New Full-Length From Arizona Punk/Hardcore Unit Streaming In Its Entirety; Preorders Available

Posted in hardcore, hardcore bands, music news, Punk rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 29, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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With the official detonation of their forthcoming new full-length, The Sieve And The Sand, now less than a week away, Arizona punk/hardcore unit, RUN WITH THE HUNTED, offers rambunctious ears a chance to hear the record in its entirety!

A name derived from classic dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, The Sieve And The Sand serves as the follow-up to the band’s 2011 self-titled full-length, which Punknews fittingly commended for its “heavy, lurching mosh parts.” Engineered and mixed by Alex Estrada (Touche Amore, Nails, Joyce Manor) and mastered by New Alliance East (Converge, Dropdead, Doomriders), RUN WITH THE HUNTED defies genre norms, sporting a maturity seldom realized in hardcore, seamlessly weaving in and out of multiple genres while maintaining the constant sense of urgency and desperation for which they are known. The result is a seven-track monolithic offering fit for The Secret, Champion and Burning Love enthusiasts, encompassing a lifetime of pain, struggle and a desperate search for meaning and purpose in an otherwise careless world.

Metal Insider notes, “The band’s fourth album… should make fans of Every Time I Die or Converge feel right at home with their wild energy bound together by a focus on tight playing, knowing exactly when to lash out and when to remain poised” while American Aftermath boasts in a 9/10 review, “RUN WITH THE HUNTED have written their best record yet, plain and simple. The Sieve And The Sand is an intelligent, yet chaotic excursion lined with existential musings. Basically, do not sleep on this band.”


Sink into The Sieve And The Sand, now streaming in its entirety below:

The Sieve And The Sand will be released via Panic Records on June 3rd, 2014. For North American preorders, point your browser HERE. For European preorder, scroll HERE.


(Source: Earsplit PR)

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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.


(Source: Earsplit PR)

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