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Head now to https://walkingbombs.bandcamp.com/album/i-cant-stand-w-jealous-again

A surprise 2 song Walking Bombs covers EP for you folks today, recorded May/June during quarantine. The artists Gridfailure and Globelamp helped with various elements on the EP as well.

All ongoing sales of this release will be donated to the Marsha P. Johnson Institute: marshap.org#

#blacktranslivesmatter #pride2020

Here are two lo-fi covers I did this Spring from home with additional support from Gridfailure and Globelamp on certain aspects. It was unintentional, but both songs deal with different aspects of relating to the concepts of self and relationships.

“I Can’t Stand” is one of my favorite Zola Jesus songs and covering anything by her is clearly friggin’ daunting because she is so talented, like a miraculous forest spirit. I think it is cool we have the same birthday. I wanted to focus on feeling the emotion and letting it be my own respectful manifestation of a song I love which I find incredibly moving. People can find themselves alone for many reasons, especially for being different. I wrote Nika and asked if it was ok to try to pull off and she gave me blessing to cover it, which was super awesome. It was also wonderful to have Gridfailure and Globelamp help me with recording different elements for max vibe!”

“Jealous Again” is one of the most aggro Black Flag classics and, frankly, I wanted to yank some of the frankly awful machismo out of it and make it a melodic but twitchy sort of examination of the mechanics of paranoia (without revealing if it’s unfounded or not). Now with Dave Brenner’s help it sounds like a wet cave full of ghosts. The slight organ added was fun because it is this monstrous thing that has apartment hopped with me and my partner and we never plugged in much until now. Oh, and I snuck a Biz Markie Easter Egg in there.” – Morgan Y. Evans

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And we’re baaaack. Metal Riot news here with the latest clobberin’ time updates to get you through these hard times. Anthrax have a new bourbon honoring Dimebag (made in my Hudson Valley) for all you boozers to check out. Looks legit! I have been sober six months so I am not gonna fuck that up, but you do you. So for my pick me up, let’s pivot to hardcore!

NYHC legends Sick of it All (and we’re all sick of it all right now, one way or the other), have a new video out for “Bull’s Anthem”. Always one of the all time greats of hardcore to me and many others, SOIA deserve all the love. And they brought some friends along!

“Getting all our fans and friends involved in the making of this video for ‘Bull’s Anthem’ was an absolute blast. We had so much fun going through all the submissions, piecing it together, and being able to bring some much needed laughter into all of our lives during these crazy times. It’s amazing to see so many people united via our music, from all over the world, and joining us in spreading a good responsible message. We want to thank Tim from Rise Against, Chuck from Hot Water Music and the hundreds of participants, for making this happen, and we want to thank you for watching and sharing this video. It’s US vs Them and the time for revolution has come! Support, love and take care of each other,” states SICK OF IT ALL about the music video.

“Bull’s Anthem” is off SICK OF IT ALL’s latest album, Wake The Sleeping Dragon!. For the release, Century Media Records teamed up with Fat Wreck Chords, who put out the CD and vinyl version in the US. The album is available to stream and purchase HERE.

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photo by Bill Kaiser

New York City’s THE THIRD KIND – comprised of current and former members of All Out War, Bastard Clan, Vise Massacre, Awkward Thought, and more – will release their debut LP, Man vs Earth, this Friday. As its assault on the public looms, Toilet Ov Hell is now hosting an advance stream of the entire album, and the band has scheduled a livestream performance from NYC for the day of its release.

Engineered by THE THIRD KIND’s Taras Apuzzo at the band’s home studio at Otter House Studios in Long Island City, Man vs Earth was mastered by Dan Emery at Black Matter Mastering (Kool Keith, Krieg, Dwarves) and completed with cover art by Richard Muller and Frankie Accordi, and layout/design by Apuzzo.

The band offers, “Man vs Earth comes from a proletariat perspective. This music is built to inspire action, alive and fierce like the sun. Each song is written as a fable generally relatable to current events coupled with a reflection of the past. To ride it to win.”

Toilet Ov Hell writes, “…THE THIRD KIND are ready to throw down against all comers with their new album Man vs Earth. While some bands look to the stars and get all googly-eyed thinking about little green men, THE THIRD KIND turn their focus inwards to humanity and don’t like what they see.”

Stream THE THIRD KIND’s Man vs Earth LP at the Toilet Ov Hell portal RIGHT HERE.

THE THIRD KIND will self-release Man vs Earth on black vinyl LP and all digital platforms this Friday. Find preorders HERE.

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Album Review: Cro-Mags – ‘In The Beginning’

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Friday, June 19, 2020 at 9:14 AM (PST)

Cro-Mags have one of the more turbulent legacies in hardcore and currently are ripped in half into two bands who each fairly have a serious karmic claim to aspects of the legacy. While Harley Flanagan owns the name now and . Let’s get this straight – In The Beginning is a more than admirable hardcore record full of plenty of aggro, solid moments and pit worthy consistency. To his credit, it is clear Harley didn’t just dial it in at all. He also made sure great people were attached to this era, from Rocky George (who steals the entire show with ease) to Phil Campbell’s cameo energy. Gabby also kicked a lot of ass. It sounds great mix wise and the performances range from on point to totally killer.

On the album’s artwork, Flanagan explains, “The front of the album is my old building I used to live in, called ‘C Squat’ where I wrote most of the music for 1986’s Age Of Quarrel album. The rear of the record shows me looking down at the site where the building once stood, essentially, it’s me looking at my past and where everything began.” I love the LES and C Squat makes me think of getting heroin spritzed out a needle up my literal nostril and then seeing Choking Victim in the basement while people urinated down an orange traffic cone. Damn, my life is somewhat different now.

The title of the record is honestly a big distraction for me, seeming like less of a PMA statement and more a troll reminder of who founded the band (although I am not tone policing dude on the things he is cynical about). It also is because I am a huge Mercyful Fate fan and The Beginning is a compilation album released in 1987 consisting of the Nuns Have No Fun EP and different versions of 4 tracks from the album Melissa. I know it is nitpicky and corny to note that and that neither this album or The Beginning are the most imaginative titles, but I don’t like thinking of other art when I am trying to concentrate on what is in front of me.

“PTSD” is a standout track, just about anything you might want in a Cro-Mags song present. That is good and bad. “Don’t Give In”, while also kicking ass, has almost the exact same development from a classic pace-setting slower intro to a growling, faster remainder. It is good but kind of makes you want to just listen to “We Gotta Know”. Or does it? Am I biased because Cro-Mags have a smaller discography than The Ramones? Plenty of Ramones songs sound similar and I love them all. Lots of elbow swinging, two-stepping mid tempo classic reminiscent moments to experience are present (or re-experience if you are an old fan) in a new chapter here.

While there is power in a lot of this, it also feels like an homage to bygone days. Still, he has way more of a right to that than half the new jack bands copying actual old school artists personal creative contributions and aesthetics but then acting as if they are hotter shit. No. Your new school band will never be Cro-Mags, Judge or Chain Of Strength. Stay motivated and do your thing, but don’t get it fuckin’ twisted and pay your respects, kids. “No One’s Victim” has some cool dissonance for the intro that I liked, before setting up an elbow swinging march sprinkled with mandatory lead guitar widdlies.

I guess I will just come out and say it. John Joseph and Mackie Jayson on board as well would have made this so much more fucking awesome. Harley did an admirable, great job holding the vocals but he isn’t a frontman and singer like John. The songs are cool but would’ve been cooler. Mackie is untouchably good. No contest. You can’t expect people to just forget knife fights and court shit or whatever you believe, but after the triumphant majority of Misfits (don’t forget poor Googy) and Guns N’ Roses (sans Stradlin) reunions of recent times, it is impossible to hear this and not also notice the missing elements in the room unless you are cave man headbanging so hard it doesn’t matter. One love and pma to all of these people, all of whom have profoundly influenced my life. It just makes me sad.

Listening to the strong closer “There Was A Time” (also a song name on Chinese Democracy, ha) I think this record is overwhelmingly well meaning and has a ton of real energy to it. I would never want to take away from that. It is admirable Harley went so hard and wrote so many songs for this, not ceding an inch of passion. Along with the new Body Count record, it is great to hear vets of the scene still give their all and not lose their beliefs. Sometimes survival is about being thankful for the good aspects and reality of the situation we have, not what we wish was different. In that paradigm, let’s be thankful we can still hear any of these musicians at all and support whichever version of the band (or both) and try and keep ahead of our collective societal demons, y’all.

TERMINAL NATION pretty much took the crown for my favorite newer hardcore band with ease ever since I first heard them and that has yet to change. 20 Buck Spin made a damn correct choice in scooping these dudes up. Stan is a total beast of a performer and the whole band just nail what they do. This is the perfect combo of ready to go deadly, meteor crater sized mosh pit aftermath riffing and social commentary. Can’t go wrong with this band. Earth Crisis, Xibalba, Dismember mosh/whatever you are looking for, they got ya trampled.

Holocene Extinction is on the way very soon!

TERMINAL NATION’s Holocene Extinction was engineered by Jason Tedford, recorded at Wolfman Studios in Little Rock, Arkansas. The album was mixed by Ryan Bram of Homewrecker Studios, mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (From Ashes Rise, Integrity, Noisem), and completed with cover art by Adam Burke, additional art by Valentine Duran, and photography by Kurt Lunsford.

20 Buck Spin will issue Holocene Extinction on CD, LP, and digital formats on August 7th. Watch for preorders and additional audio previews to post over the ominous weeks ahead.

Pre-order TERMINAL NATION’s Holocene Extinction now .

Holocene Extinction Track Listing:
1. Cognitive Dissonance
2. Arsenic Earth
3. Holocene Extinction
4. Master Plan
5. Revenge
6. Thirst To Burn
7. Orange Bottle Prison
8. Leather Envy
9. Expired Utopia
10. Death For Profit
11. Caskets Of The Poor
12. Disciple Of Deceit
13. Age Of Turmoil

TERMINAL NATION:
Stan Liszewski – vocals
Tommy Robinson – guitar, vocals
Dalton Rail – guitar, vocals
Chase Davis – drums
Chase Turner – bass, vocals

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Solidarity. #BlackLivesMatter

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 5:18 PM (PST)

Antifa is not terrorism. It is not an organization. This “President” is not a healer of divides. He is a bully and a fraud. This is a Kali Yuga time period where “contention” and unrest can lead to massive change. We have to remember our shared humanity and also not be afraid to take a stand against injustice, be it CCP’s evil anti-Uighur camps in China, falsehoods about activists or (ESPECIALLY in the United States ) the perpetuation of white supremacist systems of inequality. There is a general class war on everyone but some people suffer even more with less privilege and it has been that way for way too long, especially for black people. It is a sad stain on this country, one that real rebels will acknowledge.

Please keep your head up out there and also please don’t loot black owned local shops. That hurts people who already are suffering. One love/PMA.

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Christian “Speesy” Giesler (KREATOR bassist 1994-2019) has teamed with Florida duo Jeramie Kling (VENOM INC, MASSACRE, THE ABSENCE) and Taylor Nordberg (MASSACRE, THE ABSENCE) in the punk outfit, FORE. The lineup is rounded out by vocalist/lyricist Brian Stephenson (OLD JAMES, SKULL FIST).

FORE have released two songs, “What’s Right For You”, and “Today We Rise (No Tomorrow)” which can be streamed/purchased on the band’s Bandcamp page.

On the formation of the group, guitarist Nordberg said: “Jeramie and I both love that late 80s/early 90s punk like BAD RELIGION, PENNYWISE, THE OFFSPRING, NOFX, so we decided it was time for us to make a punk band. We had already worked with Speesy and Brian in our “One Song In One Day” quarantine series, so we knew they were talented, pro, and easy to work with.”

Speesy added “So excited about a new band! Taylor asked me if I wanted to do something punk-like, and I agreed immediately as everyone knows, I’m a very, very big punk fan. From the idea to now, only 5 or 6 weeks have past.”

The group’s first songs, along with the rest of the band‘s debut album, were mixed and mastered by Nordberg and Kling at their own Smoke & Mirrors Productions in Spring Hill, Florida.

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So Flynn – despite being obviously guilty of a ton of shit – skips out of charges thanks to the Baby Sinclair-helmed DOJ’s blatant corruption, I finally get a onetime stimulus check of money Trump and cronies have stolen from us a zillion times over and it instantly has to go towards a pricey car repair and James Woods (of all shitbags I can’t stand) tweeted something accurate about how Cuomo sucks and harmed senior homes. This evening is just obviously destined to serve as an excuse to eat quarantine sour patch kids and chase them with black coffee while rewatching American Horror Story: Apocalypse for the third time. Not to get all conspiracy theory, but Episode 9 “Fire and Reign” (the one with Anastasia that really could’ve used some Dead Again era Type O on the soundtrack) when the Cooperative has a meeting really gets me musing inwardly on how much Elon Musk is a dumb bro who seems to have blatantly been a cheerleader for eugenics during the whole god damn pandemic and, uh, his kid has a really dumb fucking name.  Way to ensure your kid renames themselves John Smith and grows up to play really bad boring pop country just to rebel against you and (probable) Godfather Joe Rogan.

Anyway, here’s five hardcore videos to help randomly fight the stir crazy.

Downset – “One Blood”: I could have used an older Downset video but we need to be united to defeat Coronavirus. This song yells “United” a bunch and it was fun interviewing them for I forget what magazine when this dropped. Wow, over five years ago already. Also, this comeback album did not get enough love. I know it is dumb of me but I can’t stop chuckling about how someone wrote ‘One Blunt!’ in the YouTube comments. The guitar tone is so gnarly and I want to stage dive.

Merauder – “Master Killer”:

Not exactly a deep cut but why wouldn’t you be randomly blasting this anyway on a Friday night in quarantine before a snowstorm in May, assholes? Prioritize!

Biohazard – “Shades Of Grey”:

Just admit that Biohazard was better than music now. Don’t deny the epic lack of social distancing in the crowd crunchy scenes (but don’t do that shit right now). Long haired Evan is the coolest. I also want to say fuck racism and RIP Ahmaud Arbery.

Sick Of It All – “Take The Night Off”: This isn’t even old Sick Of It All (new SOIA rules too), but Death To Tyrants is an apt title yet again. And we have to keep taking the night off right now to protect people. Don’t believe the bullshit propaganda to get you to endanger others and die for the “economy”.

 

Youth Of Today – “No More “: Stop eating animals. It’s disgusting.

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[photo by Nate Rebolledo]

Xibalba, who I lovingly like to call the probably 2nd heaviest band in the world after maybe Crowbar, are finally giving us a fourth full length. This band is always good for some colossal ball crushing hardcore and never let me down when I need to destroy furniture and accidentally slip and fall in my room where no one can see me randomly try to do windmill kicks to them at age 41.

Arthur Rizk  did the production on new album Años En Infierno (out May 29th on Southern fucking Lord) and from the teaser it sounds bad ass. Classic death metal artist Dan Seagrave (Evocation, Memoriam, about a million more) did the cover again.

Años En Infierno Track Listing:
1. La Injusticia
2. Corredor De La Muerte
3. Santa Muerte
4. Saka
5. Años En Infierno
6. En La Oscuridad
7. El Abismo I
8. El Abismo II

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Code Orange return. Pre Order ‘Underneath’ now

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 1:43 PM (PST)

Hey everybody. In case you were looking for it and curious…I haven’t been able to post yet about Neil from Rush dying, just too much of a loss to even process yet. I think, while it is the news, sites can often get vampiric in rushing to get the word out. It goes with the time sensitive news cycle territory and we all do want to grieve together, but I used to listen to his drumming with my dad and have an emotional connection to it so need to sort of go with my gut and wait until I feel like writing more after the feeling sits with me awhile. I know Neil Peart was a pretty astounding mind though and would probably view the afterlife as another horizon or learning experience, so I will leave it at that for now. Before I go listen to “Subdivisions” again today I will post some Code Orange news, on a different musical note!

The popular East Coasters are back in March (3/13) with a new Roadrunner release, this one called Underneath. Peep the first, semi-industrialized and vibey af video below. It’s catchy, memorable, moody, loud and it jams. Pre order HERE. I love this band and think they continue to do an admirable job of growing bigger while straddling that link between the underground and bigger rock awareness “market” with big tent energy vibes instead of elitism. Rock isn’t the hottest genre these days so more power to them for staying the course and still aiming high.

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Backtrack announce final two shows ever

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Friday, October 18, 2019 at 9:38 AM (PST)

New York hardcore outfit BACKTRACK has announced the band’s final two shows ever, confirmed to take place this November on their Long Island, New York hometown turf at the conclusion of their ongoing international final tour.

After eleven years as a band, having toured most of the planet several times over with countless other acts, and having released a long line of releases through several notable labels, the members of BACKTRACK have decided to go their separate ways on good terms. However, before they shut it down for good, they’re going to hammer the planet with an incredible amount of touring throughout the rest of 2019.

Following their East Coast US tour with Dead Heat and Rule Them All June, and West Coast US tour with King Nine, Minus, and Somerset Thrower in August, a tour through the Southeast Asia, Japan, Australia, and more during September and October, BACKTRACK is set to begin their European Farewell Tour 2019. Running from October 30th through November 14th, the tour features shows in Greece, Spain, Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, Poland, the UK, France, and Hungary.

Upon their return from Europe, BACKTRACK will tear a hole in Long Island with their final two shows ever with two hometown gatherings. Both shows will take place at Revolution Bar & Music Hall in Amityville, New York. Friday, November 29th, BACKTRACK will be joined by Down To Nothing, Mindforce, The Fight, and a special guest yet to be announced. The previously-posted final show, Saturday, November 30th – which sold out in several days – will see BACKTRACK joined by Terror, No Warning, King Nine, Hangman, and Rule Them All.

Tickets for the 29th show are on sale now and but will not last! Find them HERE.

BACKTRACK has been an imposing force looming over the underground music scene for over a decade, having cemented their name in hardcore lore one record, tour, and diatribe at a time. Their output seethes with the tough-as-nails posture of Killing Time and Agnostic Front while snaking through glimmers of crossover

The members of BACKTRACK collectively offer, “We appreciate everyone who has shown this band love over the past eleven years. Thanks to anyone who has supported us along the way, and we look forward to seeing you one last time.”

Dates Below.

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Nequient join Oxx on tour this week

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 11:43 AM (PST)

This week, Chicago-based metallic hardcore outfit NEQUIENT embarks on a run of dates with Nefarious Industries labelmates Oxx, currently out on a month-long US tour. Beginning this Friday, October 18th, NEQUIENT will align with their brothers for a seven-city rampage through Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, Tennessee, Indiana, and Illinois.

This tour will mark the final NEQUIENT tour dates supporting their Wolves At Your Door album, released through Nefarious Industries in 2018, as they are prepared to record the follow-up album for 2020, once again for Nefarious.

The NEQUIENT members collectively offer, “We are supremely stoked to join up with our labelmates and comrades in Oxx for seven dates of their US tour, the final shows we have planned in support of our 2018 release, Wolves at the Door. We’re particularly excited to hit several cities we’ve never played before and plan to hit them hard. At the same time, we’re preparing to enter Bricktop Recording in January and record our sophomore full-length, slated for a 2020 release through Nefarious. We’ll be performing several songs that are planned to appear on that record at these upcoming shows.”

Stream NEQUIENT’s Wolves At The Door in its entirety HERE.

NEQUIENT Tour Dates w/ Oxx:
10/18/2019 Rubber Gloves Studios – Denton, TX w/ Funeral Horse, Akkolyte, Vaults Of Zin [info]
10/19/2019 Santos – New Orleans, LA w/ Leafdrinker
10/20/2019 Valdosta DIY House – Valdosta, GA w/ Machinist!, Dying Whale [info]
10/21/2019 529 – Atlanta, GA w/ Lost Hours, Apostle [info]
10/22/2019 Hi Tone – Memphis, TN w/ Naildriver, Hallucinogenic Bulb [info]
10/23/2019 Free Base – Indianapolis, IN w/ Olam, Truus
10/24/2019 Liar’s Club – Chicago, IL w/ EXLEX, Mine Collapse [info]

[photo by Nicolas Côté]

Faster than you can say ‘Screw You, Mario Lopez’ there’s a new rager of a pro-trans track from the homies of CLITERATI ! One of the absolutely best punk bands in the world, Cliterati never let us down.

Reveals CLITERATI vocalist Ami Lawless of the track, “From my earliest memories until 3rd or 4th grade. I believed I was a boy although I was AFAB. My mother, who was undocumented from Mexico living in the USA would hit me and yell at me for saying I was a boy. I believe she didn’t want to draw attention to us. It took me years to figure myself out. After having top surgery a few years back, I finally become comfortable in my own skin, for the first time in my life. I identify as trans non-binary/emby/two-spirit and my pronouns are they/them. I have quite a few friends who identify this way as well. This song is for all the kids who are still figuring themselves out… we see you and are here for you. Let your light shine.”

Hi, Ami! Sending you all the love. I also use They/Them and sometimes he, but didn’t know you did until recently. So sorry if ever misgendered. You rule and so does your band! This song reminded me of Poison Idea meets Nausea and of course Cliterati because…they are themselves. Haha. Killer tune!!

View CLITERATI’s “Trans Is Beautiful” lyric video — edited by Mark Reategui — via BrooklynVegan at THIS LOCATION.

New album Ugly Truths / Beautiful Lies will be released digitally and on limited LP in four color variants: 100 on crystal clear, 200 on black vinyl, 300 on neon violet, and 400 on slime green. Find digital preorders at THIS LOCATION and vinyl preorders at THIS LOCATION.

Later this week, CLITERATI will take to the streets on a near month-long US tour. The trek will run from August 2nd in Denver, Colorado to August 25th in Portland, Oregon and includes a headlining performance at Organize And Arise Fest in Minneapolis, Minnesota August 4th. Organize And Arise celebrates the diverse range of punk, hardcore, and thrash from the Twin Cities along with out-of-town headliners: CLITERATI and Warbastard. The event is intended to bring the community of DIY enthusiasts under one roof and celebrate the underground DIY ethos and camaraderie. See all confirmed dates below.

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Mumbai’s Pacifist released one of the absolute banger EPs of the year in the form of the must-hear Greyscale Dreams.How often do you get to hear a hardcore band that actually makes you still want to be a better person these days? People are so cynical that it takes a lot of spirit to cut through the Godforsaken fog of modern malaise. It will take you about fifteen minutes to finish the entire EP and I hope it will move you as much as it made me feel inspired. “Double Down” at the 2 minute mark from a crazed diagonal sounding edgy hardcore riff suddenly melting into a wash of brief almost shoegaze guitar and careful cymbal work paired with poetic, youthful musings is an exhilarating thing to have reach your ears and stir the blood.

I reached out to the band’s contact and they graciously agreed to an interview about hardcore, India, the EP and their influences and goals.

Read more BELOW.

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Death By Fungi premiere new single

Posted by longhairedpoet on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 12:31 PM (PST)

Indian Hardcore punks Death By Fungi have released the title track off their new EP Die In Bombay.

Die In Bombay will be released on August 5.

Head over to Idioteq to stream “Die In Bombay.”

Check out more about Die In Bombay here.