Thursday, February 28, 2013

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GLOBE AND BEAST on Revolver

Revolver Magazine presents the premiere of Globe and Beast's "Creatures of Habit", a song off the San Diego band's debut album, Grandfather's Axe.

Anthemic hardcore, shrouded in gloom, Globe and Beast's style marries the crushing and the dismal - something like the frontal assault of Buried Alive smothered in the depression of Kiss It Goodbye. Decibel Magazine found these words to describe it: "Noisy, sinewy, mathy, violent, metallic hardcore with heart and soul, wrapped in tire irons and dipped in battery acid."

Grandfather's Axe was recorded by Alex Estrada at The Earth Capital (Touche Amore, Xibalba) and mastered by Bill Henderson at Azimuth Mastering (Crazy Spirit, Perdition). The album sees a vinyl/digital release on March 19 via Melotov Records, home to new upcoming releases by The Banner, Vices, and more.

Globe and Beast hit the road this spring, including appearances at SXSW.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

OLD WOUNDS on BrooklynVegan

BrooklynVegan presents a full stream of Old Wounds' debut album, From Where We Came Is Where We'll Rest, in stores today via Glory Kid Ltd.

Through 12 songs of tooth-gnashing metallic hardcore, From Where We Came... rocks with an energy reminiscent of bands like Turmoil, Buried Alive, and Indecision. The album was recorded by Kevin Bernsten at Developing Nations (Pulling Teeth, Full of Hell) and mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound (Magrudergrind, Toxic Holocaust). A recent review on Pitchfork describes the music as "lashing ahead at a furious hardcore clip... [Old Wounds] pairs the maudlin pages of high school diaries with a grown-ass band's concision and power".

Old Wounds embark on an extensive US tour this week, teaming up with Ringworm, Full of Hell, Vices, and more. 

PRISTINA on Invisible Oranges

With Pristina's second album, Hopeless•Godless, officially released today, Invisible Oranges presents a stream of the entire album.

A longtime supporter of Pristina, Invisible Oranges has praised the band's work since the debut album which IO founder Cosmo Lee named as "one of the few records in recent years that's frightened me with its power". Of the Connecticut band's new album, Hopeless•Godless, IO's Kelly Kettering writes, "Driven with breakdown-filled despair, this record will definitely connect with those of us that are hopeless and godless."

Pristina's sound, as desperate and savage as a wounded animal fighting to live, has earned comparisons to Today Is The Day, Bloodlet, and Starkweather. The Path Less Traveled Records releases Hopeless•Godless today digitally, with a limited CD pressing to follow.

Monday, February 25, 2013

PRISTINA on Deciblog

Decibel Magazine is now streaming "The Motherfucker", the lead track off Pristina's second album, Hopeless•Godless. The album sees its official release tomorrow, February 26, via The Path Less Traveled Records.

Decibel's Jeff Treppel writes of the Connecticut band, "It's not like [frontman Brendan K Duff's] band was ever chipper but their second album takes a particularly grim view of existence, as only metallic hardcore can. Still, his pain is our gain. Hopeless feels like 35 minutes of a guy pounding your face into the dirt while crying... 'The Motherfucker' leads off this litany of bruises and Decibel is pleased to ruin your day with a premiere of that track."

Pristina's sound - rhythmically punishing, emotionally wounded - has earned comparisons to Today Is The Day, Bloodlet, and Starkweather. A review in Decibel of the debut album read, "For all its supposed edginess, heavy music rarely dares touch 'the long, dark night of the soul'. This record dives headfirst into it."

Friday, February 22, 2013

PRISTINA on Revolver

Revolver Magazine presents the premiere of "The Black Syph" a song off Pristina's second album, Hopeless•Godless.

Musically akin to the darkest of the metallic hardcore greats, from Bloodlet to Starkweather, Pristina's sound is rhythmically punishing and soaked in absolute despair. Revolver hailed the band's 2009 debut EP as "a chaotic surge of hardcore intimidation, atonal riff bombardment, and sound collage psych ops" and the 2010 full-length, The Drought (ov Salt and Sorrow), earned these words in Decibel: "For all its supposed edginess, heavy music rarely dares touch 'the long, dark night of the soul'. This record dives headfirst into it."

Of the new album, Hopeless•Godless, Pristina frontman Brendan K Duff says, "This was a very difficult record to make, emotionally. The album is about the darkest period of my life."

A recent review on Invisible Oranges states: "Pristina floats in the grey space between metalcore, sludge, and noise rock... Strewn across the landscape of anger and self-loathing are moments of clarity and even sensitivity. Today Is The Day, whose Steve Austin recorded Pristina's previous album, comes to mind."

Hopeless•Godless is out February 26 on The Path Less Traveled Records.

OLD WOUNDS on AltPress

With the release of their debut album, From Where We Came Is Where We'll Rest, just days away, Old Wounds have teamed up with Alternative Press to present the premiere of "Bitter Days", a new song off the debut.

"Bitter Days" showcases the "hellraising trio" at their best, revitalizing the metallic hardcore spirit of bands like Turmoil and Indecision.

From Where We Came Is Where We'll Rest was recorded by Kevin Bernsten at Developing Nations (Pulling Teeth, Full of Hell) and mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound (Magrudergrind, Toxic Holocaust). In the words of Pitchfork's Grayson Currin, the album sees the band "lashing ahead at a furious hardcore clip... [Old Wounds] pairs the maudlin pages of high school diaries with a grown-ass band's concision and power." Out February 26 on Glory Kid Ltd, the album can be pre-ordered here.

Old Wounds hit the road next week for a full US tour, featuring shows with Ringworm, Full of Hell, Vices, and more.

March 1 - Syracuse, NY @ Gorham Brothers Music
March 2 - Upton, MA @ Upton VFW 
March 3 - Providence, RI @ The Firehouse (early) 
March 3 - Providence, RI @ Funky Jungle (late) 
March 4 - Willimantic, CT @ The Handsome Woman **
March 5 - Providence, RI @ Squid Amps **
March 6 - Mendon, MA @ Rad Skate Park **
March 7 - Doylestown, PA @ Siren Records 
March 8 - Frederick, MD @ Cafe 611 $
March 9 - Lansing, OH @ Lansing Community Center (Hellbent Fest) $
March 10 - Indianapolis, IN @ Hoosier Dome #
March 11 - Chicago, IL @ Alderaan #
March 12 - St Louis, MO @ Fubar #
March 13 - Springfield, MO @ Outland Ballroom#
March 14 - Oklahoma City, OK #
March 15 - Austin, TX @ 1808 Annex (SXSW) *
March 16 - San Antonio, TX @ The Howard House *
March 17 - Dallas, TX 
March 18 - Midland, TX @ The Pinebox *
March 19 - El Paso, TX @ The War Room *
March 20 - Mesa, AZ @ The Nile Underground *
March 21 - Tucson, AZ @ Skrappy's *
March 22 - Murrieta, CA @ The Dial *
March 23 - Pomona, CA @ Aladdin Jr *
March 24 - Nipomo, CA * 
March 25 - Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro *
March 26 - Sacramento, CA *
March 27 - Reno, NV @ Fort Ryland *
March 28 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Salt Haus *
March 29 - Denver, CO @ 7th Circle Music Collective *
March 30 - Fargo, ND @ The New Direction *
March 31 - Minneapolis, MN @ The Tree House *
April 1 - Omaha, NE @ West Wing House *
April 2 - Springfield, MO @ The Lemondrop *
April 3 - St Louis, MO @ Fubar *
April 4 - East Peoria, IL @ Green Hill Zone *
April 5 - Nashville, TN @ The Owl Farm *
April 6 - Harrisonburg, VA @ MACROCK 

** = w/ Host, Snakes
# = w/ Full of Hell, Homewrecker
* = w/ Vices
$ = w/ Cro-Mags, Ringworm

Thursday, February 14, 2013

GLOBE AND BEAST on Deciblog

Decibel Magazine presents the premiere of "A River's Mouth", a track off Globe and Beast's forthcoming debut album, Grandfather's Axe.

From San Diego, Globe and Beast churn out anthemic hardcore, shrouded in gloom. Decibel's Kevin Stewart-Panko compares the band to the Rorschach/Deadguy/Kiss It Goodbye family tree and bestows these words upon the debut album: "Noisy, sinewy, mathy, violent, metallic hardcore with heart and soul, wrapped in tire irons and dipped in battery acid."

Grandfather's Axe was recorded by Alex Estrada at The Earth Capital (Touche Amore, Xibalba) and mastered by Bill Henderson at Azimuth Mastering (Crazy Spirit, Perdition). The album sees a vinyl/digital release on March 19 via Melotov Records, home to new upcoming releases by The Banner, Vices, and more.

Look for Globe and Beast on tour soon.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

CZAR + Killing Joke

Chicago's Czar emerge with a huge announcement for Spring 2013: the band have secured the coveted direct support slot on Killing Joke's North American tour. Says Czar frontman Jason Novak, "We are absolutely honored to be on the Killing Joke tour and cannot wait to get out there. Killing Joke are legends who have inspired us personally since the beginning."

In addition to the Killing Joke tour, Spring 2013 sees Czar support KMFDM on three shows and play various headlining shows across the nation. Frontman Novak's electronic alter ego, Acucrack, will make post-show DJ appearances in several cities.

While gearing up to hit the road, Czar are completing work on their second full-length album, the follow-up to 2011's Vertical Mass Grave (produced by Hum's Matt Talbott). Of Vertical Mass Grave, Decibel Magazine reported, "Czar get the spirit of the 90s right, a time when heavy, alternative and underground could freely mingle." Canada's Exclaim! Magazine declared, "Somewhere between Queens of the Stone Age and Pantera, you'll find Czar... Interesting, off-beat, metronomic and just catchy enough to be exceptional." The band's hometown bible, The Chicago Reader, hailed the album as "a dense mass of sludgy riffs and breakneck rhythmic changes that has a lot of people saying the words 'Mastodon' and 'Helmet' in close proximity to each other."

March 23 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues w/ KMFDM
March 24 - Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall w/ KMFDM
March 25 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue w/ KMFDM
April 18 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose 
April 19 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza w/ Killing Joke
April 20 - Boston, MA @ Paradise w/ Killing Joke
April 21 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer w/ Killing Joke
April 23 - Montreal, QC @ Cafe Campus w/ Killing Joke
April 24 - Toronto, ON @ Lees Palace w/ Killing Joke
April 26 - Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle w/ Killing Joke
April 27 - Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle w/ Killing Joke
April 28 - Denver, CO @ Summit Room
April 30 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos w/ Killing Joke
May 1 - Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw w/ Killing Joke
May 2 - Portland, OR @ Tonic Lounge
May 3 - San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore w/ Killing Joke
May 4 - San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick w/ Killing Joke
May 5 - Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda Theater w/ Killing Joke

For Czar music, video, merchandise, and more: http://www.cracknation.com/czar

Monday, February 11, 2013

PRISTINA on Invisible Oranges

Invisible Oranges presents the premiere of "The Immoralist", a song off Pristina's second full-length, Hopeless•Godless. 

Invisible Oranges' Doug Moore writes: "Pristina floats in the grey space between metalcore, sludge, and noise rock... Strewn across the landscape of anger and self-loathing are moments of clarity and even sensitivity. Today Is The Day, whose Steve Austin recorded Pristina's previous album, comes to mind."

Rhythmically punishing, emotionally ravaging, "The Immoralist" is the first new Pristina music to surface (aside from the odd demo track) since the release of the Connecticut band's acclaimed debut, The Drought (ov Salt and Sorrow), in 2010. Of Pristina's debut, Decibel Magazine printed a review that stated, "For all its supposed edginess, heavy music rarely touches 'the long, dark night of the soul.' This record dives headfirst into it." 

Says Pristina vocalist/bassist Brendan K Duff, "Hopeless•Godless was a very difficult record to make, emotionally. The album is about the darkest period of my life."

Hopeless•Godless sees a February 26 release on The Path Less Traveled Records, home also to releases by Flourishing and Tiger Flowers.


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

OLD WOUNDS on Pitchfork

Pitchfork presents the exclusive premiere of "New Fortunes", a song off Old Wounds' upcoming debut album, From Where We Came Is Where We'll Rest.  

Pitchfork's Grayson Currin calls the song "an ironically named burst from New Jersey crossover aggressors Old Wounds that's actually about being so heartbroken you set the world on fire. The trio emerges irate here, lashing ahead at a furious hardcore clip alongside screams about tears and disappointment, selfishness and heartlessness... 'New Fortunes' pairs the maudlin pages of high school diaries with a grown-ass band's concision and power."

From Where We Came Is Where We'll Rest was recorded by Kevin Bernsten at Developing Nations (Pulling Teeth, Full of Hell) and mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound (Magrudergrind, Toxic Holocaust). Out February 26 on Glory Kid Ltd, the album can be pre-ordered now.

Old Wounds hit the road in March for a full US tour that sees them team up with Full of Hell, Vices, and more, not to mention a couple shows with Cro-Mags and Ringworm.

March 2 - Upton, MA @ Upton VFW 
March 3 - Providence, RI @ The Firehouse (early) 
March 3 - Providence, RI @ Funky Jungle (late) 
March 4 - Willimantic, CT @ The Handsome Woman **
March 5 - Providence, RI @ Squid Amps **
March 6 - Mendon, MA @ Rad Skate Park **
March 7 - Doylestown, PA @ Siren Records 
March 8 - Frederick, MD @ Cafe 611 $
March 9 - Lansing, OH @ Lansing Community Center (Hellbent Fest) $
March 10 - Indianapolis, IN @ Hoosier Dome #
March 11 - Chicago, IL @ Alderaan #
March 12 - St Louis, MO @ Fubar #
March 13 - Springfield, MO @ Outland Ballroom#
March 14 - Oklahoma City, OK #
March 15 - Austin, TX @ 1808 Annex (SXSW) *
March 16 - San Antonio, TX @ The Howard House *
March 17 - Dallas, TX 
March 18 - Midland, TX @ The Pinebox *
March 19 - El Paso, TX @ The War Room *
March 20 - Mesa, AZ @ The Nile Underground *
March 21 - Tucson, AZ @ Skrappy's *
March 22 - Murrieta, CA @ The Dial *
March 23 - Pomona, CA @ Aladdin Jr *
March 24 - Nipomo, CA * 
March 25 - Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro *
March 26 - Sacramento, CA *
March 27 - Reno, NV @ Fort Ryland *
March 28 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Salt Haus *
March 29 - Denver, CO @ 7th Circle Music Collective *
March 30 - Fargo, ND @ The New Direction *
March 31 - Minneapolis, MN @ The Tree House *
April 1 - Omaha, NE @ West Wing House *
April 2 - Springfield, MO @ The Lemondrop *
April 3 - St Louis, MO @ Fubar *
April 4 - East Peoria, IL @ Green Hill Zone *
April 5 - Nashville, TN @ The Owl Farm *
April 6 - Harrisonburg, VA @ MACROCK 

** = w/ Host, Snakes
# = w/ Full of Hell, Homewrecker
* = w/ Vices
$ = w/ Cro-Mags, Ringworm