WREST. /STATIONS – SPLIT

WREST from Dresden, Germany delivers 5 tracks of hardcore punk / fastcore on this split with their hommies from STATIONS. Drawing influences from bands like Henry Fonda or Punch, their lyrics deal with hatred of Nazis, machism, and everyday problems / social issues.

Year : 2018

Label : Run & Hide / Hardcore For The Losers / We Are The Undergods / Fies ins Gesicht

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ENVISION – DEMO

Another sick band from the Plead Your Case Records crew (MAGNITUDE, ECOSTRIKE etc). KILLER 90’s hardcore worship here, with some riffs that could have been taken from the Only The Strong compilation 7″.  FFO : Undertow, Strife, Trial, South Florida Straight Edge Hardcore

Year : 2018

Label : Plead Your Case

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TRUE VALUE – DEMO 2018

Positive and generic Youth Crew from East Java, Indonesia. They just released this 4 track demo. FFO : Youth Of Today, The First Step, Floorpunch,Ten Yard Fight, Agnostic Front , 7 seconds , Minor Threat.

Year : 2018

Label :

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BAR FIGHT – CLASS WAR

BAR FIGHT from Gloucester, UK are back with this EP. 6 tracks of moshy / groovy hardcore that you should dig if you are into stuff like Survival, Cold World, Dirty Money, Grove Street Families, early Bitter Youth.

Year : 2018

Label :

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DISCOMFORT OF EXISTENCE – ST

How heavy can you get with a two men band? I think DISCOMFORT OF EXISTENCE from Switzerland has got the answer. Somewhere between grindcore, powerviolence, death metal and beatdown, these 9 songs fucking rips. Blast beats rushing straight into beatdown parts: fuck transitions.

Year : 2018

Label :

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YEAR OF THE KNIFE – FIRST STATE AGGRESSION

That’s the one band everyone is talking about lately : YEAR OF THE KNIFE from Newark, Delaware.  They are back with this 5 track EP called “First State Aggression” and their super angry metallic STRAIGHT EDGE hardcore. FFO : Agitator, early Hatebreed, heavy mosh parts, throwing tables at people in the pit, the Straight Edge.

Year : 2018

Label :

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PERMANENT DEBT – DEMO 2018

Permanent Debt is a new band from Antwerp, Belgium and featuring (ex) members of  Cheap Drugs, Nervous Mothers, Bite Down, Am I Dead Yet. They just self released this cool demo including 7 tracks of Scandinavian-influenced d-beat/kängpunk (think Totalitär) meets Boston hardcore.

Year : 2018

Label : Self Release

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LAWFUL KILLING – ST

New band from the streets of London, LAWFUL KILLING pays tribute to the early days of USHC. Some riffs on the first track sound like taken from “We Must Rebel” by THE OFFENDERS, so there is no way I won’t like this 8 track demo. FFO : Jerry’s Kids, Antidode, The F.U’S etc. This is London not L.A ?

Year : 2018

Label :

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WOUND MAN – PREHISTORY

This one ain’t for delicate ears. WOUND MAN is back! ‘Prehistory’ is 9 songs of blistering New Bedford style power violence / sludge. Mind Eraser? Magrudergrind? The Rival Mob? Soul Swallower? Blend everything together and you’ll get an idea of what WOUND MAN sounds like.

Year : 2018

Label : Iron Lung

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STEPPING STONE – UNREAL FORM

STEPPING STONE from regina, Saskatchewan which is located in Canada just released a new EP. It seems they’ve been together since 2015. UNREAL FORM features 5 tracks of groovy / moshy hardcore. Listening to this demo reminds me the days when bands like Dirty Money, The Mongoloïds, or Deal With It were the new hot thing.

Year : 2018

Label :

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NEGATIVE OUTLOOK – DEMONSTRATION 2018

West Springfield, Massachusetts presents NEGATIVE OUTLOOK. I’m pretty sure this name has already been used but who fucking cares? They are killing it with this 3 track demo so they could be called any other name, I’d still love it. The Rival Mob / Where The Wild Things Are / Earthquake / Early 2000’s hardcore style. I want more though!

 

Year : 2018

Label : Gate 4 Records

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CRUELTY – ST

Still missing xREPENTANCEx ? Hopefully UK has a whole bunch of new bands repping the 90’s edge metal sound and CRUELTY from Birmingham is one of them. I covered their demo previously here and here they are again with 5 new tracks even better. Chokehold, All Out War or Obituary fans, watch out.

Year : 2018

Label : Rage

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LIFETAKER – THANATOS

Lifetaker is a newborn cult crawling from the bowels of germany’s infamous Ruhr area. Mixed and mastered by kohlekeller studio (Aborted, Rotten sound), the debut ep “Thanatos” contains thirteen minutes of harsh deathgrind. FFO : All Pigs Must Die, Nails, Bolt Thrower

Year : 2018

Label :

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LIFELESS DARK – WHO WILL BE THE VICTIMS?

When I check out a new band and see they are from Boston I have really high expectations. Just because this town has produced some of the best hardcore / punk / metal bands from the 80’s to this day. And guess what? Lifeless Dark demo did reach my expectations. Somewhere between UK 86 metal punk and early US thrash, these 5 tracks are absolute madness. FFO : Sacrilege, Hellbastard, Detente, After The Bombs

Year : 2018

Label :

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LHUMA – SELF-HARM

LHUMA is a punk/screamo band from Dresden Germany, and this is their first 5-track DIY EP called “SELF-HARM”. Theyare influenced by hardcore bands of the earlier 2000’s like early COMADRE or ENDZWECK and chaotic / Powerviolence like PUNCH or BIRDS IN ROW.

Year : 2018

Label :

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WOLVESBLOOD – LOVE UNHOLY

Hailing from Baltimore, Maryland, WOLVESBLOOD presents this 3 track demo. Good 90’s influenced metallic hardcore. Fans of MOTHER OF MERCY and that kind of heavy / nasty sound, you should get this demo!

Year : 2018

Label :

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TORN AWAY – DEMO 2018

Another band paying tribute to late TURNING POINT, with vocals that remind me VISION. That kind of melodic / emo youth crew seems pretty popular these days, which is a good thing! 4 tracks that deserve to be played over and over again.

Year : 2018

Label :

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ALL FEAR DEATH – DEMO 2018

ALL FEAR DEATH are from Scotland, UK and they recently put out one of the heaviest demo this year. Somewhere between metallic hardcore and death metal with ignorant beatdown breakdowns, these 5 songs rip. FFO Xibalba, Nihility and such.

Year : 2018

Label :

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RESULT OF CHOICE – PROMO 2018

RESULT OF CHOICE is here with 2 new songs + a Beyond cover. Hear South Florida’s emissaries speak truth to power and offer love to hate. Still killing it with this Insted, Up Front, Wide Awake kind of posi youth crew.

Year : 2018

Label : Advanced Perspective

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VORTEX – DEMO

Advanced Perspective strikes again with another brilliant demo by this band from Chicago called VORTEX. Super cool mid 80’s NYHC worship here with a slight CLEVO touch. I could drop names like Breakdown, Killing Time, Rest In Pieces, Release, Outburst or even Brotherhood to give you a hint.

Year : 2018

Label : Advanced Perspective

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ARNO X DUEBEL – SPLIT

Last submission for this week is another heavy / nasty one from my german friends from Plauen, Arnø X Duebel. Straight in the face / furious Powerviolence hardcore with ignorant breakdowns and crazy vocals. FFO : Sex Prisoner, Weekend Nachos, Infest and so on. That bass sound <3 !

Year : 2018

Label : Knochentapes

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