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VITAMIN X – Amsterdam-Based Hardcore Punk Act To Release New LP Through Southern Lord This Spring

Posted in Metal, Punk rock, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on March 16, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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Southern Lord welcomes Amsterdam, Holland’s long-running hardcore punk kings VITAMIN X to the label for the upcoming release of the band’s sixth full-length recording, Age Of Paranoia.

VITAMIN X has unloaded their energetic brand of rock and thrash-soaked hardcore punk since the late 1990s. Having operated through diehard DIY efforts, the band has amassed an arsenal of albums, EPs, singles, splits, and more across a wide array of underground labels, including Havoc Records, Tankcrimes, Underestimated, AgiPunk, Refuse Records, and many others. Their most recent two LPs were recorded by Steve Albini (Nirvana, Iggy Pop, Neurosis), and their 2016-released ”About To Crack” video went viral and reached more than a million views.

Well-known for their energetic and explosive live shows which attract fans from across the metal, punk, and rock spectrum, VITAMIN X has toured around the world several times, from Japan to the United States, from South America to Southeast Asia, and beyond. The band has played on MTV and many large fests including Hellfest, Maryland Deathfest, and many others, and recently toured with Baroness and Harley Flannagan’s Cro-Mags.

The newest chapter in the band’s lineage, the new VITAMIN X full-length, Age Of Paranoia, was recorded by Igor Wouters at ARC Studios in Amsterdam. Packing sixteen volatile tracks into a white-knuckled twenty-eight minutes, Age Of Paranoia surges with rapid-fire punk angst packed with ripping rock leads and raised-fist gang-chant anthems. The album includes several special guest guitar solos by J. Mascis (Dinosaur Jr., Witch) and Bubba Dupree (Void, Soundgarden, Dave Grohl’s Probot, Brant Bjork), and is completed with cover artwork is by Marald (Baroness, Kylesa, High On Fire).

VITAMIN X states of their liaison with Southern Lord, “This will be our first release on a major/bigger label as we’ve always operated in the do-it-yourself scene, even though bigger labels were interested in us in the past. We feel Southern Lord really fits with us, and Greg Anderson is an amazing guy, who just like us, comes from a hardcore punk background but is also into all kinds of other styles of music.”

Anderson offers, ”VITAMIN X creates music that pushes boundaries within a genre that is typically limited, a really unique fusion of old-school hardcore and rock, metal, and punk.”

Age Of Paranoia will be released on LP, CD, and digital formats May 18th through Southern Lord; watch for the artwork, track listing, audio samples, preorders, and more to be released in the weeks ahead.

VITAMIN X will be presenting their new songs for the first time at fests and shows throughout 2018; watch for tour dates to be announced throughout the year.

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VITAMIN X – Tour Dates:
3/15/2018 AZ – Aachen, DE
3/17/2018 Arc en Musiques Fest – Ecaussinnes, BE
5/03/2018 N8 Lounge – Bonn, DE
5/11/2018 Unies Sont Nos Cultures Fest – Lorient, FR
5/12/2018 TBA – Paris, FR
7/06/2018 Flugplatz – Zwickau, DE
7/07/2018 RIIP Fest – Tours, FR
7/14/2018 Woodstick Fest – DE
8/03/2018 TBA – Wroclaw, PL
8/04/2018 Novy – Jicin, CZ
8/05/2018 TBA – Bratislava, SK
9/07/2018 Chimpyfest -, London, UK
9/14/2018 Punk Rock Weekend Fest – Stockholm, SE
9/15/2018 TBA – Troisdorf, DE

“One of the best and most important hardcore bands today” – Profane Existence

“Excellent and addictive, gathering the best of punk and metal: one part hardcore punk, another Motörhead” – Metal Advisor

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VITAMIN X:

Marko Korac – vocals

Marc Emmerik – guitar

Alex Koutsman – bass

Danny – drums

Source:

* For more band/label info:

https://www.facebook.com/vitaminxhc

https://vitaminx.bandcamp.com

http://www.southernlord.com

http://southernlord.bandcamp.com

LONG LIVE VITAMIN X.

STONE.

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TWITCHING TONGUES – Announces Tour With Hatebreed, Crowbar, And The Acacia Strain + US Headlining Shows Confirmed

Posted in Hard Rock, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on February 8, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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Southern California-based Metal/Hardcore outfit TWITCHING TONGUES will take to the streets again this March on tour with Hatebreed, Crowbar, and The Acacia Strain. The trek – set to run from March 16th through March 29th – comes in advance of a short US headlining tour from March 30th to April 8th. See all confirmed dates below.

TWITCHING TONGUES will be touring in support of their forthcoming new full-length Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred, set for release March 9th via Metal Blade Records. The title for TWITCHING TONGUES‘ fourth full-length is drawn from a quote by famed social philosopher Eric Hoffer – “Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life.” Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred reflects the band’s mentality in approaching the record: paying homage to those who supported them while belligerently responding to their detractors.

With “failure” as a core theme driving Colin Young’s lyrics, it also features his first foray into the political arena, motivated by the contemporary political climate. Directly inspired by film scores, the record has a strong epic feel, the band realizing their vision of having the music flow like a story being told. While still maintaining the same levels of aggression that have traditionally characterized previous offerings, Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred features more immediate and memorable melodies that evoke the sound of 2013’s In Love There Is No Law.

For a first preview of Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred, sample the band’s latest video for “Harakiri” (directed by David Brodsky) at  metalblade.com/twitchingtongues where the record is available for preorder.

TWITCHING TONGUES w/ Hatebreed, Crowbar, The Acacia Strain:
3/16/2018 The Westcott Theater – Syracuse, NY
3/17/2018 Theachine Shop – Flint, MI
3/18/2018 The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
3/19/2018 Mr. Smalls Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA
3/20/2018 The Forge – Joliet, IL
3/21/2018 Omaha – Minneapolis, MN
3/22/2018 Sokol Auditorium – NE
3/23/2018 Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA
3/24/2018 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
3/25/2018 Deluxe @ Old National Centre – Indianapolis, IN
3/26/2018 Exit/In – Nashville, TN
3/27/2018 Delmar Hall – St. Louis, MO
3/28/2018 Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
3/29/2018 Reverb – Reading, PA
w/ True Love, Vamachara:
3/30/2018 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
3/31/2018 Chrome – Waterford, NY
4/01/2018 Town Ballroom – Leopard Lounge – Buffalo, NY
4/03/2018 Middle East Club – Cambridge, MA
4/04/2018 Ballroom at the Outer Space – Hamden, CT
4/06/2018 United Blood Festival 2018 @ The Canal Club – Richmond, VA
4/08/2018 The Masquerade – Purgatory – Atlanta, GA
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Source:
 * For more band info:

http://www.twitchingtongues.com
http://www.facebook.com/twitchingtongues
http://twitter.com/twtchngtongues

LONG LIVE TWITCHING TONGUES.

STONE.

SOCIETY SUCKER – Deploys “Sentenced” From Self-Titled EP Through American Aftermath

Posted in hardcore bands, hardcore music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on September 14, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Just days before their self-titled 7″ hits the streets via Get This Right Records, Wilmington, North Carolina Hardcore outfit, SOCIETY SUCKER, deploys the EP’s bruising opening track.

Now playing at American Aftermath, “Sentenced” sets the pace for the thunderous five-track attack this fairly new but completely significant acts dishes out on the Society Sucker EP. States the site alongside the exclusive track premiere, “Society Sucker are out to decimate reality and crush all of your hopes and dreams. Taking cues from our Hardcore forefathers but staying as relevant as Trapped Under Ice and Suburban Scum, this band is definitely going to make waves…”

Reign fists upon your enemies to “Sentenced” playing at THIS LOCATION.

The EP’s “Repeat Offender” is also playing HERE.

Officially out on September 16th, Society Sucker will be available on four different color variations – one for the preorder (seafoam green), one for record release (seafoam green), one for the gold/yellow version and 1 for the black version – and together they form one larger image. Preorders are live at Get This Right Records HERE, and digital preorders HERE.

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Having quickly surged to the forefront of the quickly growing North Carolina hardcore scene since forming in the Summer of 2013, SOCIETY SUCKER takes lessons from classic bands like Subzero, Next Step Up and Merauder. Having recently hooked up with Get This Right Records for the unleashing of their first official release, the self-titled EP’s five enraged tracks are loaded with more brutal hooks than a fleet of whalers. Recorded in February of this year at The Skylight Studio with Vince Ratti and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege.

The band has performed heavily regionally along the East Coast with an extensive list of local and international touring acts and is now booking shows in support of the new EP. A record release show for the 7″ was held on September 13th. SOCIETY SUCKER is a band committed to keeping Hardcore hard. This is the proof.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on SOCIETY SUCKER:

https://www.facebook.com/societysucka

http://societysucker.bandcamp.com

http://www.twitter.com/societysuckerhc

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https://www.facebook.com/gtrrecords

http://getthisrightrecords.bandcamp.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SOCIETY SUCKER.

LONG LIVE METAL & HARDCORE.

Stone.

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.

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

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

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on SOCIETY SUCKER:

https://www.facebook.com/societysucka

http://societysucker.bandcamp.com

http://www.twitter.com/societysuckerhc

http://societysucker.storenvy.com

Get This Right Records - lable logo - 2014

https://www.facebook.com/gtrrecords

http://getthisrightrecords.bandcamp.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SOCIETY SUCKER.

LONG LIVE HARDCORE.

Stone.

CROSS EXAMINATION – Revolver Magazine Deploys New Track From Saint Louis Crossover Brigade

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 2, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Revolver Magazine is now hosting an exclusive stream of the latest high-octane Thrash/Hardcore output from Saint Louis, Missouri-based awesome party squad, CROSS EXAMINATION.

Closing a six-year gap between releases, CROSS EXAMINATION comes out flailing and impaling with the rabid Dawn Of The Dude EP, bridging influences from Cryptic Slaughter, Nuclear Assault, Excel, D.R.I. and the like into a rabid, high-caliber, circle-pit whirlwind comparable to Ramming Speed, SSS and Power Trip. What’s the last thing to go through a fly’s mind as it hits your windshield? Its ass. And that’s about the same impact this EP will have on the listener.

Sliced from the meaty seven-track slab of crossover contamination, “Hail To The Jeef,” is today exclusively being served up by Revolver Magazine; get some at THIS LOCATION.

The EP’s closing track, “The Dawn Of The Dude,” is also playing below:

Chicago-based Organized Crime Records will unload the Dawn Of The Dude via 7″ vinyl and digital download on August 19th, with distribution through Revelation Records. Preorders will be live this week at the label’s website HERE.

Formed in 2004, in their first four years as a band CROSS EXAMINATION wasted the masses with a plethora of auditory evidence, including their initial demo, a split with Spring Break!, their raging 2006 The Hung Jury EP and their 2008 debut full-length, Menace II Sobriety, the latter two titles via Organized Crime Records. This first new output since their LP is quite possibly their most scathing, grey-matter-reducing sonic beating yet.

The seven new tracks contained on the Dawn Of The Dude barely hitting thirteen minutes, the EP still packs more balls and bong-rips than virtually any comparable contemporary groups. Your brains will simply leak from your blown-open ear canals as you bang your head’s filler into fluid to the perpetually rabid beats, the material featuring even more rasping, schizoid/hyper vocals and a pummeling crusty edge.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

https://www.facebook.com/crossexamination

http://www.organizedcrimerecords.com

https://www.facebook.com/organizedcrimerecs

http://crimescenemerch.com

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LONG LIVE CROSS EXAMINATION.

LONG LIVE ST. LOUIS MISSOURI.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on TWITCHING TONGUES:

https://www.facebook.com/twitchingtongues

https://twitter.com/twtchngtongues

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http://www.closedcasketactivities.com

http://www.facebook.com/closedcasketactivities

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LONG LIVE TWITCHING TONGUES.

LONG LIVE HARDCORE.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

GUST – Southern Lord Reveals The Latest Addition To Their Raging Summer Schedule

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

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Southern Lord reveals the latest addition to their raging Summer schedule; enter progressive hardcore band GUST, hailing from Trollhättan, Sweden.

The fierce four piece skillfully combines pounding d-beat rhythms with a classic hardcore punk directness, and bring forth a maelstrom of metallic riffs, amalgamating into a brutal and arresting sonic assault fans of Cursed and Rise And Fall will swarm to. With one demo, one LP and four European tours already under their belt, and with a fifth tour running from June 24th through July 17th, GUST will release their brand new, self-titled album through Southern Lord Recordings this August. This second LP was self recorded at Fvck Life Studios, and mastered by Brad Boatright (Warcry, From Ashes Rise, Deathreat, Audiosiege Engineering), who supplies guest vocals on the track “Humility In Disguise.”

GUST’s incoming ten-track LP explodes with lyrical angst and musical fury from the get-go, bombarding the listener with catchy riffs and spot-on political statements. From this second LP, it is clear that GUST is a force with which to be reckoned.

Further info and vinyl preorders can be located HERE.

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Gust – Track Listing:

1. History Repeats
2. Always The Same
3. Reality Chokes
4. Unease
5. Crack The Skies
6. From Cradle To Grave
7. Humility In Disguise
8. Hollow Faces
9. No Concern, No Remorse
10. Restless Hands

GUST – Tour Dates:

6/24/2014 Tiefgrund – Berlin, DE
6/26/2014 Przychodnia – Warsaw, PL
6/27/2014 Ultra Chaos Piknik – Zelebsko, PL
6/28/2014 Rozbrat – Poznan, PL
6/29/2014 Private Apartment – Krakow, PL
6/30/2014 TBA – Lepzig, DE
7/02/2014 Biograffs – Decin, CZ
7/03/2014 Music Bar Jam – Opava, CZ
7/04/2014 Radhostem – Roznov, CZ
7/05/2014 Muszi – Budapest, HU
7/06/2014 Klub Fest – Belgrade, RS
7/07/2014 Klub Fest – Subotica, RS
7/08/2014 Somborkse Ruze – Sombor, RS
7/09/2014 TBA – Zagreb, HR
7/10/2014 Point – Enga, IT
7/11/2014 Klubi – Zurich, CH
7/12/2014 Schöner Wohnen – Cologne, DE
7/13/2014 TBA – Brighton, UK
7/14/2014 TBA – UK
7/15/2014 TBA – Newcastle, UK
7/16/2014 The Unicorn – London, UK
7/17/2014 AJZ – Neubrandenburg, DE

GUST:

Tommie Ek
Carl Persson
Fredrik Forsberg
Ibrahim Shabo

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on GUST:

https://www.facebook.com/gustswe

http://gustswe.bandcamp.com

http://gust.bigcartel.com

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http://southernlord.bandcamp.com

https://www.facebook.com/SLadmin

http://twitter.com/twatterlord

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LONG LIVE GUST.

LONG LIVE HARDCORE.

Stone.

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