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FRIEND OR FOE – Flatspot Records To Issue “Foe” EP By Richmond Hardcore/Punk Act In August; Shows With SICK OF IT ALL Announced

Posted in hardcore, hardcore punk, Music, news, punk, Punk rock, rock music with tags , , , , , on June 18, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Richmond Virginia based FRIEND OR FOE has hooked up with Flatspot Records for the release of their newly completed Foe EP this August.

Following FRIEND OR FOE‘s 2012 Know Your Rights EP on Reaper Records/Solid Bond Records and 2014 Outsider EP on Triple B Records, Foe sees the straightedge Hardcore/Punk outfit at their best yet. Packing five new tracks onto their third EP, the band’s undeniable NYHC influences see the band delivering coalescing the inspiration of Breakdown, Sick Of It All, Killing Time, Agnostic Front and the like with their own hard-hitting, energetic flow. Foe was recorded in the Winter and Spring months of 2016 at Studio F12 by Sam Deyerle and mastered by Mike Reaves and features art by Steven Kulesza.

Flatspot Records will release FRIEND OR FOE‘s Foe EP on August 18th and the label will issue a limited, pre-release cassette single on July 6th, bearing an advance of the track, “True —” which features guest vocals by Jimmy Williams of Maximum Penalty – as well as an exclusive non-EP demo track on the B-side called “Invincible.”

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Foe – Track Listing:
1. Foe: Paid The Price
2. Never Loosen Your Grip
3. Battle Scarred (Wardogs III)
4. True
5. Earn It


Containing current/ex-members of Bracewar, Fire & Ice, Iron Boots and more, FRIEND OR FOE has toured the U.S. East Coast multiple times and Europe twice; alongside the likes of Naysayer and Fire & Ice. The band has played at some of the world’s prime Hardcore and Punk festivals including United Blood Fest, Black & Blue Bowl, Sound & Fury, Ieper Fest and others. The band will be touring regularly in the coming months surrounding the release of their third record, the Foe EP, and onward through the rest of the year, including shows in Richmond and NYC in July, as well as a set of five shows supporting Sick Of It All across the East Coast in September.

FRIEND OR FOE – Tour Dates:
7/09/2016 Northside – Richmond, VA w/ Manipulate, Red Vision, New Solution
7/23/2016 Niagara (A7) – New York, NY w/ Countdown, Regulate, Heavy Chains (Dr. Know Benefit After Show)
9/07/2016 The Rex Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Sick Of It All
9/08/2016 Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH w/ Sick Of It All
9/09/2016 Majestic Cafe – Detroit, MI w/ Sick Of It All
9/10/2016 The Waiting Room – Buffalo, NY w/ Sick Of It All
9/11/2016 Trick Shot – Clifton Park, NY w/ Sick Of It All


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Source: Earsplit PR




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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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


(Source: Earsplit PR)

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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.


(Source: Earsplit PR)

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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.

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(Source: Future PR)

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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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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.


(Source: Earsplit PR)

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