Friday, December 27, 2013

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Thursday, December 26, 2013

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Here's another gem from the DAT archive of releases that were scheduled to come out on Overkill Records.

Bowel featured the Melnicks, Tony Pines and Mean Steve.  I would say that it can be best described as the Melnick's tongue-in-cheek take on early 90's death metal/grindcore with some excellent mid-paced stomp parts thrown in as well.

After Overkill Records folded, Rotten Fecal Duct was released on Dark Empire Records as an 8 track cd that also had an unreleased record from The Guns tacked on at the end.  An interesting bit to note here is that this DAT tape contains 8 tracks, but only lists 6 in the handwritten notes.  Combine that with the 2 minutes of silence prior to tracks 7/8, and I'm lead to believe that McDonalds Massacre and Enema Abortion were originally intended to be hidden tracks on the Overkill release, as opposed to the regularly listed tracks they became on the Dark Empire version.

With all that said, here's Bowel - Rotten Fecal Duct remastered from the master DAT tape.

Bowel - Rotten Fecal Duct

Monday, December 23, 2013

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Looking back, the early days of Harkonen seems like a wild ride.  Although they became well known as a three piece associated with Hydra Head Records, between 1996 and 1999, Harkonen had a multitude of lineup changes that saw various singers and guitar players come and go.  Due to familial relations, this was also the period of time where it wasn't uncommon to hear someone refer to Harkonen as "baby Botch".

Recorded in October of 1996 at Uptone Studios, this demo isn't really lacking anything in the sound department, and is a great representation of Harkonen at their earliest.

Harkonen - Demo 1996

Saturday, December 21, 2013

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Our friends in 7 Generations have just released their final EP. This was recorded just before the band broke up but never saw the light of day. The EP will be available today (December 21, 2013) at 12 noon PST. Here's what the band had to say regarding the EP:

"Dear friends

Over the course of our final year as a band, we had recoded some songs that were never released. As of December 2013 they will be available as a digital download for a $1 or up donation to One Hundred for Haiti. If the alleviation of the suffering of the Haitian people since the 2010 earthquake is something you would like to contribute to, or if you would be interested in our unreleased ep, please do consider making a donation on the 21st. Thank you very much.

"Hate on and love through unrepining hours" 

 The band then follow up their first post with this just moments ago:

"Hello friends,

Just a reminder that today at 12:00 noon (west coast US time) 7 Generations' heretofore unreleased ep "Love Through Unrepining Hours" will be available for download for a $1 or up donation to One Hundred for Haiti. Donations can be made at

Thank you."

Again, the EP will be available today (December 21, 2013) at 12 Noon PST. We're looking forward to hearing the EP and I'll be donating to this great cause...hope you will too.

You can purchase the EP as direct download by clicking here: 7 Generations Unreleased EP

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

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Florida-based metallic hardcore outfit Blistered has just announced their signing with 6131 Records, a label based out of Los Angeles, California, joining the likes of Strife, Downpresser, Rotting Out, and more. The band has also released a new track, entitled "Rusted", that can be found on the 12" EP "Soul Erosion" coming out in March.

Blistered is heavily influenced by bands like Buried Alive, Morning Again, and Chokehold, and is sure to appeal to fans of 90's metalcore.

Stream the track here:

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

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Now that we're all aware that the Systems Overload lineup of Integrity are playing the A389 Records bash in January, some more great news has come to light in the form of a new track recorded by said lineup.

A snippet of  Beyond The Realm Of The VVitch can now be heard on the A389 bandcamp page, and a one sided 7" will be released in time for the bash with a skull etched b-side.

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As was reported today on Lambgoat, a new Earth Crisis record will surface next year on Candlelight Records.  Here's the details.

Candlelight Records today confirms March 3rd for Europe and March 4th as the North American release date for Salvation of Innocents, the label debut from hardcore/metal pioneers Earth Crisis. Mixed by Zeuss (Agnostic Front, Terror, Hatebreed), the album and its lead single, "The Morbid Glare," will be available for preorder via iTunes and other digital platforms beginning January 20th/21st.

Salvation of Innocents features twelve new tracks from the Syracuse-formed band. Production of the bold concept album offered the respected five-piece an extraordinary recording experience. Guitarist Scott Crouse shares, "The process for this album was new for us. We did most of it ourselves. The absence of pressure having to get things done by a certain time each day really gave us the freedom to try new ideas and critically listen to the songs. From the music, to the lyrical concept, to the comic book that brings the lyrics to life, we think we've created something pretty unique."

The comic book Crouse mentions is the pairing of Earth Crisis with Black Mask Studios' Liberator comic. The hard-edged vigilante series will release its fifth edition simultaneously with the release of Salvation. The Matt Miner created comic brings its main character and the Salvation of the Innocents' vivisection concept together in a commanding graphic landscape. Black Mask Studios co-founder Matt Pizzolo says, "It is crazy to me that it took twenty years for comics to produce a set of animal-minded vigilantes strong enough to roll with Earth Crisis. It is probably the most perfectly aligned superhero team-up ever."

Salvation of Innocents and Liberator will share original cover art from Chicago-based illustrator/painter Menton3. The comic will feature additional works by illustrators Rod Reis, Javier Aranda, and Joaquin Pereyra. Liberator creator Matt Miner says, "Working with Earth Crisis on the comic book side of Salvation of Innocents has been a dream project for me. Our styles, ethics, and ideologies are a fitting match and I'm super excited for folks to read the story."

Fans pre-ordering Salvation of Innocents via iTunes will receive "The Morbid Glare," as an immediate download as part of the digital outlet's Instant Grab Track promotion. Preordering will begin 24-hours prior to a special world premiere of the album track "De-Desensitize," set for January 22nd. "Lambgoat is thrilled to be premiering a new Earth Crisis track," proclaims editor Alex Arnold. "EC fans all over the world know what to expect from this reliable band, and they most certainly won't be let down."

Talking candidly about the album's single, Crouse details, "'The Morbid Glare' is a song that really challenged most of the band members mainly since it's the fastest tempo we've ever written at. Ian [Edwards, bassist] wrote the majority of the song, and we all had a common goal of trying new things on this record. This is certainly new territory for us. Working at this speed was uncomfortable at times" he says, "but we think the song really came out great in the end."

No hardcore or metal fan can be unaware of Earth Crisis or the contributions the band has made to heavy music since their founding in 1989. Regardless of passing trends, the band has maintained their vision, dedication to their craft (and causes), and most importantly respected their fans. Media giants CNN, CBS, and MTV have applauded the straightedge, vegan band that to date has released seven full-length albums, two EPs, and two live albums, their most recent, 2011's Neutralize the Threat (Century Media).

Earth Crisis will kick off 2014 with a performance at the Tough Love Festival in Seattle. Set for February 15th, the third annual festival will take place at Studio 7 located at 110 S. Horton Street. Follow the festival's official Facebook page for ticket details.

Salvation of Innocents track listing:

01. De-Desensitize
02. Out Of The Cages
03. Shiver
04. The Morbid Glare
05. Razors Through Flesh
06. Depraved Indifference
07. No Reason
08. The Pallid Surgeon
09. Devoted to Death
10. Into Nothingness
11. Tentacles of The Altering Eye
12. Final Breath

Monday, December 9, 2013

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Funerals are a newer band that spread across multiple cities in Oregon.  They play heavy hardcore in the vein of Disembodied, and recently released a demo, titled Human Ruin, that can be streamed below.

Funerals - Human Ruin
[demo 2013]

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Posted by xCHIPxSEM | File under : has reported that Burn It Down has uploaded an unreleased song. I haven't had a chance to hear it yet because I'm walking out the door to work but based on the band's description, my hopes are high.

You can hear the song by clicking here: Burn It Down Unreleased Song

Sunday, December 1, 2013

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My friend and fellow Cave In lover found some old negatives, remember film? and came across some amazing live photos from 2003. This one's my favorite. Thanks Matt Mentley!