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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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Website: http://www.southernlord.com

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LONG LIVE HARLEY FLANAGAN.

LONG LIVE SOUTHERN LORD.

Stone.

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Italian Grind/Hatecore Gods CRIPPLE BASTARDS Confirmed For Obscene Extreme

Posted in grindcore, hardcore, hardcore bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 14, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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You could say this is a ‘grindcore hat-trick’ as it is the third OEF appearance in 2014 for Italian hate mob Cripple Bastards after headlining the insane Obscene Extreme Asia in Tokyo and Obscene Extreme Australia in Melbourne earlier this year. But if you really want to see the Bastards play at home, then Obscene Extreme Trutnov is the grounds for the final massacre. They have been blasting the shit on stage since the festival’s birth back in 1999 and raised the most infernal stage diving pits for countless times through the years that followed.

26 years after their conception Cripple Bastards still hold the banner high as Italy’s most hostile and aggressive grind/hardcore unit around. With one foot firmly in the past and all the vicious savagery of manic fast 80’s hardcore extremity, Cripple Bastards are also charging forwards. With bloodshot eyes and a rabid ‘get out and bite them’ attitude, this band are ready to introduce their brand new 2014 full length ‘Nero In Metastasi’ on Relapse Records and they will consolidate their ongoing mission of bringing nihilistic, fuck-you-all, grinding hatred to every corner of an underserving mankind.

Cripple Bastards will also be introducing for the first time ever on Trutnov’s Battlefield their 5 piece line-up with new axeman Wild Vitto on second guitar which will only enhance their wall of hate/grind fury!

Listen to ‘Malato Terminale’ taken from the ‘Nero In Metastasi’ album!

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Obscene Extreme Festival 2014

July 16 – 20, 2014

Trutnov – Battlefield Czech Republic

Website: www.obsceneextreme.cz

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ObsceneExtremeFestival

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Confirmed Bands:

Possessed + Brutal Truth + Immolation + Cattle Decapitation + Cripple Bastards + Morgoth + Machetazo + Master + Doom + Nunslaughter + Filthy Charity + Katalepsy + Vitamin X + Vallenfyre + Warcollapse + Demonical + Beheaded + Abortion + Bolesno Grinje + Prophecy + Contrastic + Dark Horse + Gutslit + Jesus Crost + Kruger + Nuclear + Suffer The Pain + Ultimo Modo Cannibale + Zombie Inc. + Warfect + Kaliyuga + ACxDC + Bloodsoaked + Raw Power + EU’S Arse + Ed + Twisted Truth + Radiolokator + Idiot Ikon + Rectal Smegma + Besta + We Are The Damned + Final Exit + The Kill + Turbokrieg + Nazareno El Violento + Utanforskapet + Forenssick + Kadavarificker + many more!!

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(Source: Future PR)

* For more info on CRIPPLE BASTARDS:

Website: http://www.cripple-bastards.com

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LONG LIVE CRIPPLE BASTARDS.

LONG LIVE GRIND & HARDCORE.

LONG LIVE OEF.

Stone.

EMPIRE OF RATS – S/T Debut From Columbus Ohio’s Hardcore Band Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in hardcore bands, metal bands, metal music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on April 10, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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4 Metal Fists Out Of 5!

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EMPIRE OF RATS – The self-titled debut album from Columbus Ohio’s Empire Of Rats was released back on October 31st, 2013, via A389 Recordings. This Hardcore group has taken their inner disgust for society’s status quo, annoying antagonists and whatever else pisses them off, funneling it all into fuel for a freaking impressive debut for (what’s left of) my eardrums. Empire Of Rats don’t screw around with their sonic brutality. If its legit, underground Hardcore that you crave, Empire Of Rats serves it up with ferocity. It’s that easy to explain.

Everything about this debut is pummeling, with the exception of the 1:05 intro to Early Mourning, which boasts a calming acoustic guitar number before succumbing to a mid-tempo (all band) Metal instrumental; an instrumental that reminds me of Metallica’s Ride The Lightning days. Overall, the vocals, musicianship, energy and rage on this album are what diehard Hardcore fans yearn for and I highly endorse Empire Of Rats. Metal be thy name. – Stone

Track Listing: Leeches, Another Minute In Hell, Bottomless Pit, Untitled, Society’s Zero, Rats Reign, Sinking, Little From The World, We’re Dead, Exposed, Early Mourning

* Empire Of Rats cover art by Linas Garsys.

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* For more info on EMPIRE OF RATS:

https://www.facebook.com/empireofrats

http://empireofratsoh.bandcamp.com/

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http://www.a389records.com/

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LONG LIVE EMPIRE OF RATS.

LONG LIVE HARDCORE.

LONG LIVE OHIO.

Stone.

BIOHAZARD – 2014 European Tour Dates, Cities And Venues Announced

Posted in hardcore, hardcore bands, Metal, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , on March 2, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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BIOHAZARD – The super legendary BIOHAZARD will be embarking on a major European tour, beginning this April! Take a Metal glance at the dates, cities and venues below, to see if BIOHAZARD will be in your area:

USA DATES:

04.04. Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft
05.04. Providence, RI @ Firehouse 13

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EUROPEAN TOUR – 2014:

08.04. Lyon, Fr @ Clascon
09.04. Ivry Sur Seine, Fr @ Hangar
10.04. Winterthur, CH @ Salzhaus
11.04. Colmar, FR @ Grillen
12.04. Durbuy, BE @ Durbuy Rock
22.04. Wien, AT @ Arena
23.04. Lahr, DE @ Universal Dog
24.04. Solothurn, CH @ Kofmehl,
25.04. Dresden , DE @ Reithalle
26.04. Copenhagen, DK @ Amager Bio
27.04. Berlin, DE @ Astra
28.04. Hamburg, DE @ Markthalle
29.04. Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg
30.04. Magdeburg, DE @ Factory
01.05. Essen, DE @ Weststadthalle
02.05. Villarrobledo, ESP @ Vinarock Festival
25.07. BAUSENDORT, DE @ RIETZ OPEN AIR
26.07. Lindau, DE @ Umsonst & Draußen
27.07. BALATON, HUN @ ROCK BEACH FESTIVAL
30.07. Pfarrkirchen, DE @ Bogaloo
31.07. Moravska Trebova, CZ @ Pod Parou
01.08. TERCHOVA, SK @ TERCHOVSKY BUDZOGAN
03.08. Albi, FR @ Xtreme Fest
06.08. Marburg, DE @ KFZ
07.08. Chemnitz, DEa @ Rock im Betonwerk
09.08. Derbyshire, GB @ BLOODSTOCK Festival
10.08. BLACKPOOL, GB @ REBELLION FESTIVAL
14.08. Nuneaton, GB @ Queens Hall
15.08. London, GB @ Underworld
16.08. Dinkelsbühl, DE @ Summer Breeze FEST

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* For more info on BIOHAZARD:

Facebook: Biohazard

Facebook: Billy Biohazard

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LONG LIVE BIOHAZARD.

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.

YOUTH FORGOTTEN – Debut Full-Length Now Available; Full Album Streaming At Revolver Magazine

Posted in hardcore bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, Punk rock, punk rock bands, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on January 31, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Revolver Magazine is streaming the entire debut full-length from Cleveland quintet YOUTH FORGOTTENGhost Of A Fallen Empire, as the band releases the album into the public today.

Unifying former members of Dead Even, Salt The Wound, Above The Fire, Chimaira and Integrity, YOUTH FORGOTTEN forges straightforward, energetic, metal/punk-fueled hardcore. A high-octane release with the bustling angst, recalling the energy of the 1990s punk/hardcore movements, Ghost Of A Fallen Empire is a forty-minute, action-packed release packed with ten anthems aimed at lethargic, fad-driven acts that pollute the current scene. Recorded with Rob Arnold of Chimaira, marking his debut as a producer, Ghost Of A Fallen Empire is now officially available digitally, while the band finalizes plans for the upcoming physical pressing of the album.

Weed out the weak and resurrect the Ghost Of A Fallen Empire at Revolver RIGHT HERE.

With tour plans for the coming months currently being devised, YOUTH FORGOTTEN’s hometown record release party for the album will go down tomorrow evening, the act joined by nine bands considered true allies including Fuck You Pay Me, Teddy Boys, Cholera, Aricebo, Cop Problem and more. Every paid head at the door will instantly receive a handmade CD version of Ghost Of a Fallen Empire crafted exclusively for this event.

YOUTH FORGOTTEN-Ghost Of A Fallen Empire Record Release Show:

2/01/2014 The Foundry Concert Club – Lakewood, OH [info]

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Critical Praise:

“Brutal riffs, hardcore punk intensity, anthemic vocals, an ear for meaningful technicality, all combined with a live show that more than punctuates the sentiment- Youth Forgotten should prove a force to reckoned with in 2014.” – Blow The Scene

“Contender for album of the year. If rating is something I would do I would give this one 10 sticks of dynamite.” – Hard Times

“If their past success in the metal scene is any indication of things to come for this band, then audiences should take notice of this release. This is only a warm-up for Youth Forgotten and I can’t wait to see what’s next.” – Broken Neck Radio

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on YOUTH FORGOTTEN:

Facebook: Youth Forgotten

Bandcamp: https://youthforgotten.bandcamp.com

SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/youth-forgotten

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LONG LIVE YOUTH FORGOTTEN.

LONG LIVE OHIO.

Stone.

THROWDOWN “Intolerance” – New Studio Album Releasing January 21st, Via eOne Music

Posted in hardcore bands, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on December 30, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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THROWDOWN’s first studio album in four years, Intolerance, releases on January 21st, 2014, via eOne Music. Orange County California’s Hardcore and Metal warriors… THROWDOWN! Metal be thy name.

Below, listen To AVOW from Intolerance and get your senses scorched!

INTOLERANCE – Track Listing:

1. Fight or Die

2. Borrowed Time

3. Avow

4. Hardened By Consequences

5. Defend With Violence

6. Suffer, Conquer

7. Cut Away

8. Intolerance

9. Without Weakness

10. Born & Buried Alone

11. Condemned To Live

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* For more info on THROWDOWN:

Facebook: Throwdown

Twitter: http://twitter.com/throwdown

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LONG LIVE THROWDOWN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE HARDCORE.

Stone.

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