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The Affect Heuristic (Melodic Hardcore, Europe) Release Single “Tightrope”

The Affect Heuristic might be an unfamiliar name as of yet in European punk rock circles but this Belgian/Scottish five-piece are already working hard to change that. They’ve followed up this week’s debut single release with a second track for you lovely folk. We’ve been given an exclusive listen before they throw it up on their Bandcamp page later today. We figured it’d be rude to keep it to ourselves.

Below, for your listening pleasure is The Affect Heuristic with “Tightrope”. We’re thinking it’ll please all fans of Buckfast, french fries with mayo, and that plonker who had it in for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Enjoy!



French melodic hardcore skatepunks The Fatswines have a name-your-price EP you need

Ever since I started writing for DyingScene.com, I’ve been exposed to a lot of rad European takes on the EpiFat sound. The Fatswines are the newest on my list of European bandcamp purchases.

Their latest EP, “All The Fatswines,” is name-your-price on bandcamp. It’s definitely worth a listen, and if you like it, be a champ and head to their bandcamp page and throw them some Euro funmoney. In the meantime, check out “All The Fatswines” below.

Just be nice and don’t tell them that the plural for “swine” is “swine.”



Top Tier (melodic) streaming new album “North Kendall Drive”

Florida based punks Top Tier are streaming their new album “North Kendall Drive”

You can give it a listen below.

The new album represents the second album for the band, the first since the 2016’s “Downsmash”. If you like Matchbook Romance or Thursday you’ll dig these guys.



The Affect Heuristic (melodic hardcore, Europe) Stream Debut Single “Against the Grain”

Scottish/Belgian shredders The Affect Heuristic are allowing folks to stream their debut single “Against the Grain”. The track is loaded with technical musicianship whilst still retaining strong melodic sections and is sure to excite all those confused sods who are too metal to be punk and too punk to be metal.

Recording duties for the single were undertaken by John Harcus of Scottish skate punk band PMX at John Harcus Audio Productions. Based on this taster of The Affect Heuristic, the forthcoming split with a soon-to-be-announced band is one we’re eagerly anticipating.

For now, you can check out “Against the Grain” below.



Withered Bones stream new track “Indoctrinated”

Arizona-based, melodic hardcore act, Withered Bones are now streaming their new track, “Indoctrinated.” 

“Growing up I was taught not to question anything,” shares frontman Russell Ullrich. “I was spoon fed my grandparents beliefs on a narrow path of ideals, sheltered from external thought. I was often told, “Only God knows,” when grown-ups didn’t have answers to ease my uncertainty. As I got older and became exposed to current culture, I quickly began to resent my upbringing in the church.” 

This track belongs to their planned release of album In Search Of Self-Evidence, which is due out Dec. 8 via Blood & Ink Records.

Check out the track below!



Bussieres sign to Thousand Islands Records, releasing new EP next year

Montreal melodic punks Bussieres have signed to Thousand Islands Records with plans to release a new EP in early 2018. They will begin recording the EP next month.

The band’s 4-song debut Orange Glow was released in 2016. Check that out on bandcamp.



Withered Bones (melodic hardcore, AZ) stream single “Evansville” and announce album

Arizona-based, melodic hardcore act, Withered Bones, will release their new studio album on December 8 via Blood & Ink Records. The record is titled In Search Of Self-Evidence and features 12 tracks that supposedly tackle various topics from the church, through to social discontentment and self-discovery. 

The album’s lead single, “Evansville,” has been released alongside the announcement. You can listen to it over at Withered Bones’s Facebook page.

 



Bare Teeth (Melodic Hardcore) release video for “Tomorrow Starts Today”

French punk band Bare Teeth release the music video for “Tomorrow Starts Today” from their debut EP “First The Town, Then The World” which was put out on various labels depending on the region: Lockjaw Records (UK), Less Talk More Records (Belgium), Morningwood Records (Netherlands), Melodic Punk Style (Poland), No Reason Records (Italy), Don’t Trust The Hype (France), 59SRS (Russia), Far Channel Records (Japan), Pro Rawk Records (USA), Realize Records (South Korea) and Sirkel Pit (Switzerland).

You can check out the music video below.



Cold Ground (hardcore) release music video for new song “Ascended”

Australian hardcore act Cold Ground have released a video for their new song “Ascended” which you watch watch below. The song is from their upcoming album “Destroy The Illusion Of Peace” and is a politically charged anthem against the world and the problems it faces. The lyrics take aim at racism, sexism, homophobia, politicians and a lot more; the band claim:

“These lyrics have never been more relevant than they are right now.”

Isn’t that the truth. The song is powerful and very catchy! If you enjoyed it then check back soon as the band have promised another announcement this Friday!



EP Review: No Trigger – “Adult Braces”

Once the initial thrill upon hearing that a band has ended their self-imposed hiatus and are returning with fresh recordings passes, there is that unmistakable feeling of trepidation. Will there still be the spark and crackle of passion, invention and enthusiasm that made them so special or will it just be a tired old retread of what came before? The last twitch of a band who should just be put out of their misery.

Massachusetts, melodic punk/ hardcore band No Trigger have been around since the year 2000 with their last album, “Tycoon”, coming all the way back in 2012. A lot can happen in 5 years so it is with that familiar feeling of excitement and apprehension that the band mark their return with this 4 track EP. Thankfully, “Adult Braces” is an inspired and welcome return for the band who serve up 4 tight, punchy anthems ready for immediate consumption.

“Sleeping Bag” starts things off in typically bracing fashion with a tightly wound hardcore riff that crashes face first into a bouncy, melodic punk chorus. Their sound sits somewhere between Strike Anywhere and Good Riddance and, while it may not be wholly original, when it’s done this well and with this amount of raw, burning passion, who cares? The band have a veteran’s understanding of how to stitch together tough, brawny hardcore and brighter, more upbeat pop-punk with each song elevated still further by singer Tom Rheault’s introspective lyrics. As he bawls lines “I’ve been dreaming/another night in hell”  it’s clear that each song is a cathartic opportunity for him to  lay his frustrations and pent-up fury bare.  “Holy Punks” is a similarly disaffected anthem which sees Rheault address the uncertainties of having to navigate your 30s and the very real pressures to “grow up”.

“Dogs On Acid” is another prime example of the band’s perfect blend of intense, hardcore verses and more anthemic, melodic punk choruses. After the hushed, lo-fi strums of an acoustic guitar it quickly becomes a full on oral assault as Rheult’s urgent tirades tangle with roaring guitars and quick fire drums. EP closer, “Hyperaware”, deviates subtly from what precedes it as the band cram a lifetime’s worth of musical lessons into 3 and a half minutes. The crisp, post-hardcore lead guitar line that buttresses the vocals,and the atmospheric verses are pure A Wilhelm Scream. While the bone-rattlingly infectious chorus and the quiet/loud bridge that sees the rest of the band recede behind a dam of pounding drums before roaring back to life, show a subtle touch similar to that of Hot Water Music.

Fans may be disappointed at the brevity of this EP but it serves as a tasty reminder of what we’ve been missing since the band went into hibernation. Let’s just hope the band doesn’t wait so long next time.

4/5 Stars



Giants announce hiatus, offer free download of new songs

UK melodic hardcore band Giants have announced they will be going on hiatus. In a post on their Facebook page, they noted that “it’s become apparent that some of us can no longer commit to the band in the way that it needs to function like it has done for so long”.

The band’s “last show for the foreseeable future” will take place on December 14th at The Old Blue Last in London. More info can be found here.

As a parting gift, Giants have released two new songs. You can give the tracks a listen below, and download them for free on their bandcamp page.



Band Spotlight: Timekeep – Indonesian sadcore

Timekeep is not something I ever thought I’d be listening to. Specifically, Indonesian melodic hardcore, though the band prefers to describe themselves as “sadcore.” I can dig it.

Their debut single, “Suite,” starts off mellow with clean, jangly guitar and stream-of-consciousness vocal delivery that I’m into. A minute into the song, and it’s clear they’ve got a lot more energy than they’re letting on in the intro. I always feel like I’m awful at comparing bands to one another, but this kind of reminds me of early Dag Nasty or Rollins-era Black Flag, but with a more 90s epi-fat sound in the harder parts. The lyrics and vocals are angsty (I don’t mean that as an insult) and like I mentioned, delivered with a stream-of-consciousness, raw feel.

The band lists their influences as Comeback Kid, More Than Life, Casey, and more. They’re currently planning their debut EP.

You can find “Suite” iTunes, Spotify, and Amazon. I recommend going straight to their bandcamp page and throwing them a buck. I’m really looking forward to that EP. Check out “Suite” below.



Such Gold streaming new EP “Deep in a Hole”

New York melodic punks Such Gold released their new EP Deep in a Hole today on Bird Attack Records. You can give the 5-song release a listen below, and buy it on bandcamp.

The band’s latest full-length album The New Sidewalk came out in 2014 on Razor & Tie Records.



Hara Kiri (Melodic Hardcore) stream new EP “Potter”

Ludlow Massachusetts melodic hardcore act Hara Kiri recently released their new EP, Potter, and are streaming the whole thing.

You can give it a listen below.

Potter was released on August 30th, 2017.



Such Gold stream new song “Ceiling Stare”

New York melodic punks Such Gold have premiered a new song from their upcoming EP Deep in a Hole. The track’s called “Ceiling Stare”, and you can check it out below.

Deep in a Hole is set to release on September 8th through Bird Attack Records. Head over to the label’s bandcamp to get your pre-orders in.