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Fights And Fires stream new song “I Want Napalm Death Played At My Funeral”

Worcester, UK’s angular hardcore exports Fights and Fires have announced their new EP, Kebaptism, which is set to be released on June 28th via Lockjaw Records.

To give you an idea of what to expect, the band is streaming the first song, “I Want Napalm Death Played At My Funeral,” which you can listen to below.

Fights and Fires last released Live Life Like A Tourist in July 2017.



Outsider (hardcore) announce debut EP, stream first song

Richmond metallic hardcore act Outsider have announced their debut EP, When Love Dies.

To give you a taste of the EP, you can stream the first single “Life Runs Out” below.

When Love Dies is set to be released on August 2nd via Flatspot Records.



Defeater announce fall/winter tour dates

Massachusetts-based hardcore act Defeater have announced some upcoming fall and winter tour dates.

You can check out all the dates and locations below.

Defeater last released their self-titled fifth album last month via Epitaph Records.



Album Review: Eat Dirt – “Death is Death”

On the band’s Facebook page, their entire bio is:
“PUNK ROCK FROM THE SOUTH EAST OF ENGLAND.
HUMAN.
ANGRY AT STUFF.”

As such, London’s Eat Dirt’s first full-length album is an awesome example of what a hardcore album should be.  Having been a fan of their EPs, I was anticipating this album and it did not let me down in the slightest. At times melodic, but always hard and driving, this is the perfect music for those days when you need something to get you going – or just want to listen to some real, modern hardcore.

Death is Death opens with the one-minute “Make Peace” – a raging track that leaves you wanting more – and the album doesn’t let up from there.  Commenting on the song, front man Ben Mills says: Our song ‘Make Peace’ is about not allowing yourself to give up on growing and evolving as a person. It’s a rallying call to make a difference in your life and not stagnate, and become a bigot. Too many times people get stuck in their ways and won’t see the world from the other side of the coin. This song is about becoming the best version of yourself and not dying emotionally and intellectually.” I couldn’t have said it better.

The band largely writes songs about the current socio-political environment in the UK, but the themes are pretty universal and apply to what a lot of countries – including the United States – are going through right now. It’s a highly relatable album when there is so much going on in the world to be legitimately angry about.

The title track has a catchy, scream-along chorus that immediately gets into your head, and doesn’t let go. “The Beast” is a slower song that really works –a much more melodic hardcore sound. It’s awesome. “Come and See” has a similar feel – and both songs break up the album’s otherwise relentlessness. It even has a solo, but it absolutely works in the context of the song.

“Night Terrors” is probably my favorite song on Death is Death. With a melodic chorus to break up the screaming lead vocals, it’s just an all-around badass song about being afraid for your safety and refusing to let anyone tell you it’s just okay. Again, highly relatable.

Not a single song on the album goes over two and a half minutes – Eat Dirt are masters of the perfect bite of music to satisfy and simultaneously leave you ready for the next song. This is because every single song on the album is also a great song. Will this go down as one of my favorites of 2019? For sure. Will it be on heavy rotation in my house? It’s safe to say it will be.

Eat Dirt’s Death is Death is out June 3rd on Bearded Punk Records.

4/5 stars



Cancer Bats announce August UK tour

Following a recent appearance at Slam Dunk Festival, Cancer Bats have announced a UK tour for August 2019, playing some relatively intimate rooms around festival appearances. The band are supporting the release of their recent album “The Spark That Moves”, and will be joined on the road by Incite.

Here’s (exactly) what Cancer Bats frontman Liam Cormer had to say on the tour: “IT’S SUMMER FESTIVAL SEASON !!!! WE’RE EXCITED TO PLAY SOME BIG OL’ BANGERS BUUUUT here’s the thing, we really only book these fests to give you all an excuse to RAGE ALL OUR FAVOURITE SMALL TOWNS!!! THESE SHOWS ARE GONNA BE NUUUTS ! LET’S GET SWEATY ! LET’S GET WILD! LET’S TEAR THESE SHOWS UP !!!!!”

So there you have it! Check out the full list of dates below.

AUGUST
4th Guildford, Boileroom
5th Bath, Moles
6th Bridgend, HOBOS
7th Cheltenham, Frog & Fiddle
8th Blackpool, Waterloo Bar
10th Walton-on-Trent, BLOODSTOCK
11th Bristol, Boomtown Alley
12th Bridgwater, The Cobblestones
13th Southampton, Joiners
14th Oxford, O2 Academy 2



Rake-Off (hardcore, Italy) stream new album Goin’ Mental

Italian hardcore punk act Rake-Off are streaming their upcoming album Goin’ Mental, which is set to be released on June 22nd.

You can give it a listen below.

Rake-Off last released Feeding The Fake in December 2017.



Die My Demon (Hardcore, Belgium) release video for “No Way Out”

Belgian hardcore band Die My Demon have released a video for “No Way Out”. The video was premiered via Blank TV. The track is taken from new album Fear the One…. That Kills the Soul, which is out June 5th via Demons Run Amok.

You can have a watch below.



Cry Havoc! (Hardcore Punk) release new album, “No Good Deed Left Unpunished”

Connecticut’s own hardcore punk icons, Cry Havoc! have just released their new album, No Good Deed Left Unpunished on Die Hipster! Records. This is the band’s first release on the mostly garage-punk label, and picks up where their last album, And Let Slip The Dogs Of War left off when it was released in 2014.

Stream the whole album below.



Check Out Dad Brains’ new video for “Father’s Day”

I sense a theme here. California punks Dad Brains are releasing a new EP, “Dadditude” June 7th on Pirate’s Press Records and have released a video for the first single, “Father’s Day.”

Frontman Pat Pedraza says, “I’ve never heard of a Fathers Day song in my life, so I was like, hey, we might actually do something original? As most of us know, it’s kinda challenging to be original nowadays. I couldn’t ask for anything more with this video and the fun we had shooting it. Families, friends, and kids getting together, kids playing instruments, getting food and water balloons launched at us, and a 20-year-old with a camera filming it… This was the highlight of my musical career so far!”

The band is made up of members from No Motiv, The Missing 23rd, Creep Division, and The F-ing Wrath. They write songs about fatherhood and being musicians who are also parents.

Check out the video for “Father’s Day” below.



Newts (Hardcore, UK) stream new single, “Carl” off upcoming album

From Cambridge, UK, Newts have released a single, “Carl” off their upcoming debut, PIG, which will be released in July on Aaahh!!! Real Records.  Says the band of the song, “Carl tells the grim story of American serial killer Carl Panzram, who was executed by hanging in 1930.”

The single is streaming in all the usual places, and of course, you can hear the song below.



D.R.I. announce fall and winter U.S. tour dates

Crossover thrash icons D.R.I. have announced a three-month long U.S. tour, which begins in September and includes stops around the Great Lakes, West Coast and Gulf Coast areas of the continent. All the dates are below.

D.R.I. last released the EP But Wait…There’s More! in 2016 via Beer City Records. They have reportedly been working on a new full-length studio album, which will be their first since 1995’s Full Speed Ahead.



Harvey Pekar (Hardcore) announce tour dates

Cleveland Ohio’s Harvey Pekar have announced some upcoming tour dates in support of their new album Paris Green.

You can check out all the dates and locations below.

Paris Green was released on May 17th.



Adrenaline (Hardcore, MD) release debut EP

Baltimore’s Adrenaline (featuring 3 members of Queensway) are a newly formed hardcore band that have released their debut, 6 song EP via Flatspot Records. It’s out on cassette now.

Have a listen to the EP below.



Lost In Life (Hardcore, Germany) release video for “Effect The Change”

German hardcore quartet Lost In Life have released a video for their track “Effect The Change”, a track taken from their upcoming album B.T.C.O.H.U., out June 14th via German label Dead Serious Recordings.

Have a watch below.



Watch the new Cry Havoc! (Hardcore) video, “Onslaught of the Mind Parasites”

Connecticut hardcore band Cry Havoc! have a new album coming out, No Good Deed Left Unpunished, this Saturday on Die Hipster! Records and have released a video for the single “Onslaught of the Mind Parasites”.

Check out the video below.