Monday, June 27, 2016

SOMETHING IS WAITING + Decibel

"We first became acquainted with [Eddie Gobbo] via the power and fury of noise rock crushers Jar'd Loose. That band is sadly no more, but Gobbo's new act, Something Is Waiting, picks up right where Jar'd Loose left off."
–Decibel

"A stripped-down racket so snotty and unconcerned with the niceties of mainstream society, it would have scared the shit out of The Sex Pistols in their prime."
–MetalSucks

Newest Chicago supergroup Something Is Waiting – ex-Jar'd Loose frontman Eddie Gobbo, ex-(Lone) Wolf and Cub drummer Idin Alexzander, Bricktop Recording owner/engineer Pete Grossman, and Barren Heir bassist Eddie Limperis – has revealed new song "Cult House" today via Decibel Magazine.

Listen to "Cult House," here:
http://decibelmagazine.com/blog/2016/6/27/jard-loose-is-dead-long-live-something-is-waiting

The song appears on debut album The Something Is Waiting Band, coming July 22nd on The Path Less Traveled Records.


"Our goal with this band was to write the most aggressive, paranoid music that we could, rooted in garage rock and '70s rock. Today Is The Day meets ZZ Top, if you will," states frontman Gobbo. In his harsh, Axl Rose snarl, Gobbo spits poetic yet brutal lyrics, while his band rides deep, raw, garage-rockin' grooves. It is a fresh sound, brimming with realness and wit, existing purely outside of today's trends.

The Something Is Waiting Band was recorded and mixed by Pete Grossman at Bricktop, and mastered by Carl Saff (Red Fang, Coliseum).


Something Is Waiting, live:
Aug 12 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Rock Club w/ Mouth of the Architect



Wednesday, June 22, 2016

BOYS NIGHT OUT + BrooklynVegan

"Pulling equally from '90s alt-rock, early post-hardcore, and classic rock riffage... The new single 'Lust Phenomenon' explodes into a pretty big chorus, making it clear that BNO still know their way around a hook."
–BrooklynVegan

BrooklynVegan has premiered stellar new Boys Night Out track "Lust Phenomenon," off the revitalized Canadian band's first new release in almost a decade, Black Dogs. The six-song Black Dogs EP comes out July 8th on Good Fight Music.

Listen, here:
http://www.brooklynvegan.com/boys-night-out-releasing-first-ep-since-2007-listen-to-lust-phenomenon/

As BrooklynVegan's Andrew Sacher writes, "Lust Phenomenon" pulls from "'90s alt-rock, early post-hardcore, and classic rock riffage" – it is a glorious rock song for summer. Kings of '00s post-hardcore, Boys Night Out have returned as an older, wiser band, bearing the strongest music of its career.

Pre-order Black Dogs, here:
http://goodfightmusic.merchnow.com/catalogs/boys-night-out

Photo by James Heaslip






Tuesday, June 21, 2016

BOTTOMFEEDER - Sink to the Depths


"Scathing melodic hardcore along the lines of Snapcase, Grade and Time In Malta"
–Alternative Press

Good Fight Music announces the July 22nd release of Sink to the Depths, the debut EP by New Jersey all-stars Bottomfeeder.

Comprising members of The Gaslight AnthemEnsign, Gates, and more, Bottomfeeder delivers an impassioned, melodic brand of hardcore, drenched in the spirit of New Jersey's DIY scene – the scene of New Brunswick basement shows and late-night diners made famous by bands like Thursday.

Listen to Alternative Press' premiere of "You're Welcome," off Sink to the Depths, here:
http://www.altpress.com/features/entry/bottomfeeders_melodic_hardcore_evolves_on_youre_welcome_exclusive

On Sink to the Depths, Bottomfeeder charges out of the gate with a sound that is both raging and melancholy, explosive and world-weary. Frontman Derek Reilly screams with the voice of veteran who still gives a damn. From "You're Welcome": "Abandon the ship, let it sink to the depths / Do you want to know the future? / Do you want to know the future? / Abandon the ship, let it sink to the depths / We're fighting a war until nothing is left."

Sink to the Depths was recorded by Kevin Dye at VuDu Studio in Long Island, New York and Teleportation Studio in Brooklyn, and mastered by Will Putney (Body Count, Poison the Well). 

The tracklist is as follows:
1) Flux Capacitor
2) You're Welcome
3) Ross' Song
4) Hindsight

Pre-order the EP, here:
http://goodfightmusic.merchnow.com/catalogs/Bottomfeeder

Good Fight Music owner Carl Severson, himself a veteran of the New Jersey secne, has made this statement about teaming up with Bottomfeeder: "After a 15 year friendship with [Bottomfeeder drummer] Benny Horowitz, and knowing the rest of the guys through the New Jersey scene, it was awesome to find a project to work together on. We've added a lot of awesome bands to the Good Fight family and we've been lucky to do so, but there's a special spot here for NJ's finest."


Derek Reilly - vocals
Dan King - guitar
Cordero Perez - guitar
Mike Maroney - bass
Benny Horowitz - drums

Photo by Greg Mitchels




Wednesday, June 15, 2016

MEEK IS MURDER + BrooklynVegan

Meek Is Murder presents newest track "Full Hearts, Empty Rooms," premiered today via BrooklynVegan.

The ripping new tune sees the Brooklyn trio inject some Morbid Angel slime/sludge into its trademark, forward-charging sound – a stampede of D-beats and angst on par with Converge, whose guitarist Kurt Ballou produced Meek's new album, Was, on which "Full Hearts, Empty Rooms" appears.

Listen, here:
http://www.brooklynvegan.com/meek-is-murder-releasing-was-stream-full-hearts-empty-rooms/

Produced by Ballou and mastered by Alan Douches (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Tombs), Was is set for a July 15th release. Pre-order here:
https://meekismurder.bandcamp.com/album/was

Having just completed a European tour, Meek Is Murder is back home and gearing up for summer shows with Dragged Into Sunlight, Candiria, and more. First the band stops by the WSOU studio for a live interview tomorrow, June 16th at 7:00 pm Eastern Time. New York and New Jersey, tune in at 89.5 FM and at wsou.net.

Jul 2 - Ithaca, NY @ One Fest w/ Dragged Into Sunlight, Primitive Man, Cult Leader
Jul 9 - Amityville, NY @ Amityville Music Hall w/ Candiria, Netherlands

"Frenetic mathcore that fans of [Converge] will almost definitely like... with room for a little slowed-down sludge."
–BrooklynVegan

"Brooklyn's most batshit insane extreme music act... Was is a lethal injection of schizophrenic mathcore."
–MetalSucks

Photo by Dean Chooch Landry


Thursday, June 9, 2016

SOMETHING IS WAITING - The Something Is Waiting Band

"A stripped-down racket so snotty and unconcerned with the niceties of mainstream society, it would have scared the shit out of The Sex Pistols in their prime."
–MetalSucks

Presenting, new supergroup of the Chicago sewers, Something Is Waiting, and the July 22nd release of debut album The Something Is Waiting Band, on The Path Less Traveled Records.

Stream first single "New Lows In Hell," exclusively via MetalSucks, here:

http://www.metalsucks.net/2016/06/09/exclusive-track-premiere-something-waiting-reach-new-lows-hell/


A band of Chicago veterans, Something Is Waiting is fronted by Eddie Gobbo – vocalist of Jar'd Loose and Renaissance man of the Midwest metal scene. On guitar is Pete Grossman, co-owner of Bricktop Recording, the Chicago studio that has churned out recordings by Weekend Nachos, Harm's Way, Dead In The Dirt, and scores more. Drummer Idin Alexzander played in (Lone) Wolf and Cub, standouts of the Hewhocorrupts Inc label. Bassist Eddie Limperis is a member of Barren Heir.


Something Is Waiting picks up where Gobbo's other band, Jar'd Loose, last left us – The A.V. Club called Jar'd Loose's 2014 album, Turns 13, "a scathing blast of chest-caving fun... a grinding, twisted, dynamic batch of noise-rock anti-anthems full of acidic riffs and The Jesus Lizard-esque bile." Even more stripped-down-raw, the Something Is Waiting sound is deeply grooving and driving, a minimalist vision of classic rock n' roll with a very sinister streak. In Gobbo's words: "Our goal with this band was to write the most aggressive, paranoid music that we could, rooted in garage rock and '70s rock. Today Is The Day meets ZZ Top, if you will. For better of worse we've carved out our own niche with the sound of this project."


The bands rocks hard, the pocket is deep, and the caveman simplicity is colored with some nimble flourishes that show off what great players these guys are. But the life of the party is Gobbo's unique voice – a harsh Axl Rose snarl, spitting mean-spirited lyrics that are surprisingly poetic and unafraid to call out friends and enemies by their actual names. A lifer in the underground music game, Gobbo tells it how it is, painting autobiographical pictures in vivid, unsettling detail. From the song "Hippies Become Lawyers": "I sit, staring in bliss at a black light poster of me / I see you too and I'll see you in June if your law school ever lets you speak / We'll see / And I don't know who you got answering phones but she's got something between her teeth / I sold her drugs on the way in and out and now she's at her desk asleep."


Hard-rocking, whip-smart, unpleasant and totally brave, Something Is Waiting is a beast, adding something new and outstanding to its city's hallowed musical legacy.

The Something Is Waiting Band was recorded and mixed by Pete Grossman at Bricktop, and mastered by Carl Saff (Red Fang, Coliseum).

The cover art was created by Stavros Giannopoulos of The Atlas Moth.


The tracklist is as follows:

1) New Lows in Hell
2) Pet Rockets Stoned
3) Cult House
4) Hippies Become Lawyers
5) Real Estate Cubicle Rock
6) David Mamet and Kids
7) Mark
8) Real Frontwomen Wear Ankhs

Something Is Waiting, live:

Aug 12 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Rock Club w/ Mouth of the Architect



BOYS NIGHT OUT + Exclaim!

Canada's reigning music mag, Exclaim!, premieres "Obsequiarch," the second new single from Ontario's newly revived kings of post-hardcore, Boys Night Out.

"Obsequiarch" appears on the Boys' EP Black Dogs, the band's first release in almost a decade, coming out July 8th on Good Fight Music.

Listen, here:
http://exclaim.ca/music/article/boys_night_out-obsequiarch

Heroes of the '00s scene, Boys Night Out toured the world in that decade with bands like My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, and Saves the Day, and put out six releases, including four on Ferret Music, the label that would later evolve to become Good Fight Music.


Of the rebirth of the band, vocalist Connor Lovat-Fraser has said, "None of us really knew when or if this day would come, but I'm fairly goddamn sure that we all hoped it would... We may not be touring again any time soon but it's pretty fucking rad to have the opportunity to write music together again."

Black Dogs sees the band hit a whole new level of songcraft – classic rock and Britpop influences shine through. 
The EP was engineered and mixed by Derek Hoffman (Seaway, Stick to Your Guns) at Fox Sounds in Toronto, and mastered by Alan Douches (Converge, Brand New) at West West Side.

Guitarist Jeff Davis explains the concept behind the new EP: "The title Black Dogs is a metaphor for pain, addiction, depression. It follows a concept that those negative aspects of the psyche are separate from the individual, and are carried around as an external being or unwanted friend– a black dog."

Pre-order:

http://goodfightmusic.merchnow.com/catalogs/boys-night-out

Photo by James Heaslip



Monday, June 6, 2016

ASPHALT GRAVES + Invisible Oranges

"Asphalt Graves hits the sweet spot between death metal and grindcore that Napalm Death do in their post-'90s incarnation... A continuation of the early Misery Index sound, a way for Netherton to keep writing brief and pummeling music while his other band begins to move in a more melodic and complex direction... A fun listen and a grim vision of our grueling present day."
–Invisible Oranges

"The band draws heavily on the hooky blastmasters of yore throughout their debut, The New Primitive. You can hear a lot of Assuck, Righteous Pigs, and 'we just became death metal'-era Napalm Death in particular... The combination of the beeftastic production, Shannon's pristine blasting, and Netherton's unmistakable snarl calls to mind the lean and hungry iteration of Misery Index that appeared in the early '00s... But all these comparisons kind of sell Asphalt Graves short, as this unit's got a hyperactive personality all its own."

–Stereogum

"World, meet Asphalt Graves, your new favorite death-grind band."
–MetalSucks


Counting down to the release of debut album The New Primitive, Asphalt Graves has premiered newest death-grind anthem "No Feast (Without Cruelty)," via Invisible Oranges.


Listen, here:

http://www.invisibleoranges.com/asphalt-graves-no-feast-without-cruelty-song-premiere/

Out July 8th on Vitriol Records, The New Primitive "hits the sweet spot between death metal and grindcore that Napalm Death do in their post-'90s incarnation," in the words of Invisible Oranges editor Joseph Schafer. 

Led by Jason Netherton of Misery Index, and formerly Dying Fetus, Asphalt Graves also features ex/current members of The Black Dahlia Murder, War Torn, and GWAR.

As displayed on "No Feast (Without Cruelty)," Asphalt Graves connects old and new, applying 2016 powerhouse metal chops to a sound built on the drive, swagger, and fun of early legends like Napalm Death, Carcass, and Repulsion. If you don't feel something when Netherton intones "Here we go again" at the end of "No Feast," you are already dead.

The New Primitive was recorded at various locations: Audio Schmaudio Studios, GWAR's Slave Pit Studios, and Mindscape Studios. The album was mastered by Scott Hull of Pig Destroyer and Agoraphobic Nosebleed.


Wednesday, June 1, 2016

OF FEATHER AND BONE summer tour

Denver trio Of Feather and Bone prepares to hit the road for a US summer tour, featuring dates with Primitive Man, Cult Leader, Funeral Chic, and Outer Heaven.

Of Feather and Bone's 2015 Good Fight Music debut, Embrace the Wretched Flesh, jolted the scene with a mix of crust, grind, metallic hardcore, and pitch-dark atmosphere – it plowed forward like a soundtrack to total annihilation. Recorded by Andy Patterson (Cult Leader, Call of the Void, SubRosa), the album was hailed by Exclaim! Magazine as "a multi-chambered piece of punishment, rife with vicious, jarring time changes," and by Decibel as "crust-grind and hammering metallic hardcore." Following the release of the debut, OFAB toured with the likes of Old Wounds, Axis, and Gatecreeper, solidifying its rep nationwide.


Fans of Napalm Death, Bolt Thrower, AcMe, and Phobia, Of Feather and Bone might be your new favorite band. This trio is on the cusp of big things, with its second Good Fight Music album currently in the works, and the upcoming summer run pairs the young band perfectly with some kindred spirits.

w/ Primitive Man, Cult Leader:
Jun 19 - Laramie, WY @ Baby Hospice
Jun 20 - Omaha, NE @ Milk Run 
Jun 21- Sioux Falls, SD @ Bigs 
Jun 22 - Minneapolis, MN @ Hexagon 
Jun 24 - Moline, IL @ 1316 Underground 
Jun 25 - Peoria, IL @ Rail II 
Jun 26 - Toronto, ON @ Coalition 
Jun 27 - Montreal, QC @ Turbo Haus 
Jun 28 - Portland, ME @ Space Gallery 

w/ Funeral Chic: 
Jun 29 - Wareham, MA @ 3065 Live
Jun 30 - Oakdale, NY @ Shaker's Pub 
Jul 1 - Wallingford, CT @ The Wamleg 
Jul 2 - Brooklyn, NY @ Silent Barn (matinee) 
Jul 2 - Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell's 
Jul 3 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Roboto Project (OFAB only)

w/ Outer Heaven: 
Jul 5 - Charlotte, NC @ The Station 
Jul 6 - Wilmington, NC @ Morning Glory 
Jul 7 - Savannah, GA @ The Jinx 
Jul 8  - Orlando, FL @ The Space Station 
Jul 9 - Huntsville, AL @ CMB Tattoo 
Jul 10 - Little Rock, AR @ Vino's (OFAB only)


MEEK IS MURDER + Revolver

Meek Is Murder premieres new track "A Prison, A Life Raft" today via Revolver Magazine.

Listen, here:
http://www.revolvermag.com/artist-music-song-premieres/meek-murder-premiere-new-song-prison-life-raft/22108

"A Prison, A Life Raft" shows the Brooklyn trio's end-of-world noise-core and D-beat stampede in full effect – the band has honed its style to a deadly art in its seven-year existence and upcoming fourth full-length Was is its masterpiece. Due for a July 15th release, Was was produced by Kurt Ballou (Converge, Nails) and mastered by Alan Douches (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Tombs) and has already earned these words from MetalSucks: "Brooklyn's most batshit insane extreme music act... Was is a lethal injection of schizophrenic mathcore."

Debuted today on Revolver, "A Prison, A Life Raft" is a song about the double-edged sword of youth, according to frontman Mike Keller: "An ocean of possibility surrounds you, but choice can be a burden. Best enjoy the ride."

Meek Is Murder is currently wrapping up a European tour with Svalbard.

Jun 2 - Basingstoke, UK @ Sanctuary 
Jun 4 - Bristol, UK @ The Gryphon

Photo by Dean Chooch Landry


Tuesday, May 31, 2016

SPOTLIGHTS + Deftones

Spotlights has been handpicked by Deftones to support the band on two weeks of its summer US tour. Also appearing on some of the dates is Refused.

Deftones, Spotlights:

Aug 2 - Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center (w/ Refused)
Aug 3 - Baltimore, MD @ Pier Six Pavilion (w/ Refused)
Aug 5 - Brooklyn, NY @ Coney Island Amphitheater (w/ Refused)
Aug 6 - Philadelphia, PA @ Festival Pier at Penn's Landing (w/ Refused)
Aug 7 - Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena (w/ Refused)
Aug 9 - Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion (w/ Refused)
Aug 10 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summerstage (w/ Refused
Aug 12 - Sterling Heights, MI @ Freedom Hill (w/ Refused)
Aug 13 - Toronto, ON @ Arrow Hall (w/ Refused)
Aug 16 - St Paul, MN @ Myth 
Aug 17 - Clive, IA @ Seven Flags Event Center 
Aug 18 - Tulsa, OK @ Brady Theater 
Aug 20 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Great Saltair 

Tickets, here:
http://deftones.com/tour/

Spotlights' debut album, Tidals, is out now on Crowquill Records. Consisting of Mario and Sarah Quintero, a married couple based in Brooklyn, Spotlights rocks with a heavy, dreamy sound, roaming somewhere in a fugue state between My Bloody Valentine's shoegaze and The Melvins' sludge.

Listen, here:
http://www.cvltnation.com/premiere-spotlights-tidals/

Buy, here:

http://crowquillrecords.com/products/568546

"90s rock, luscious psych and rattling sludge... Like a slowly evaporating dream... Makes you want to headbang with tears in your eyes."
–Decibel

"A nice dose of heavy, atmospheric rock. Think Hum, Shiner, Failure, Nothing, etc. and you've got an idea."

–BrooklynVegan

"Tidals is a modern shoegaze classic. Is it dreamy as fuck? Yes, but what really makes this band's music stick to my ribs is that it packs the punch-to-the-gut of a sludge album... They are just creating music on their own terms... A must have."

–CVLT Nation