Friday, July 24, 2015


Benefit party for Jesse James Madre, tonight at Lucky Bar, Jersey City, NJ.

Bands, DJs, raffles and giveaways from Allied Tattoo, Jersey City Tattoo, Inked Magazine, Coda Skateboards, NJ Skate Shop, and more. I DJ some tunes at midnight. Cued up:

A.R.E. Weapons
Billy Idol
Boogie Down Productions
Call of the Wild
Company B
Damned, The

Info, here.

Photo by Dean Chooch Landry

Friday, July 10, 2015

Recap of new releases



• Members of Kayo Dot, Time of Orchids, Secret Chiefs 3, Vaura
• "Alien pop" – dissonant, cinematic, soaring songs, in line with Mike Patton, Shudder to Think, Ennio Morricone
• Recorded and mixed at Strange Weather Studio (Liturgy, The Men, DIIV)
• In the Brooklyn scene of Kayo Dot, Mick Barr, Psalm Zero
• "Strange, aqueous... full of pop-like tunes, all hip-checked sideways and left to melt in the summer sun." –Decibel
• "Stern draw on everything from avant-garde metal to film scores in forging their self-described 'alien pop' sound." –Invisible Oranges

• The passion of hardcore punk meets the musicianship of progressive rock
• Produced by ex-The Men guitarist Ben Greenberg
• Members' past/present credits include stints in Aa, Psalm Zero, Extra Life, Ocrilim, and projects with members of Dazzling Killmen and Craw
• "Dizzyingly complex screamoid marathons... the mangled jazz/metal of [late] Black Flag collide head on with Don Caballero's avant-prog mania." –Noisey
• "Pissed-off noisy hardcore, math rock technicality, and a weird operatic part... It's out-there stuff." –BrooklynVegan

• Four ex-members of This Is Hell
• Razor-sharp thrash metal
• On tour now in US
• "A 21st-century powerhouse upgrade of Eighties thrash... The best aspects of early Metallica and Testament." –Guitar World

• Debut solo EP from Boysetsfire frontman
• Satanic post-industrial pop with nods to Death in June, Dead Can Dance, Skinny Puppy, Portishead
• European tour in August

• New Good Fight Music signing
• Killer young band from Orlando, FL on the metallic hardcore tip – the heaviness of Turmoil/Buried Alive, the gloom of Kiss It Goodbye/All Else Failed
• Produced by Taylor Young of Nails and Twitching Tongues
• On tour this summer w/ labelmates Old Wounds, Of Feather and Bone, and more

• New Good Fight Music signing
• Ripping young trio from the Denver scene of Primitive Man, Call of the Void, etc. – savage crust/grind/gloom in line with '90s German crust gods Acme, or modern-day warriors Cult Leader
• Produced by Andy Patterson (Cult Leader, Call of the Void)
• On tour this summer w/ labelmates Axis, Old Wounds, and more


Graf Orlock
Hollow Earth
So Hideous
White Widows Pact
+ more!