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Judiciary sign to Closed Casket Activates ahead of debut LP

New York-based label Closed Casket Activaties have signed Lubbock, Texas-based metallic hardcore outfit Judiciary, for impending release of the band’s debut full-length album. The band released “The Axis Of Equality EP” ins 2016, before a split cassette with Mortality Rate in 2017, which got the attention of the label.

More details to follow. The band’s back catalogue is available via Bandcamp.

NY hardcore act Incendiary stream new album “Thousand Mile Stare”

Long Island five piece, Incendiary are now streaming their entire album Thousand Mile Stare.

Showcasing an “expert combination of raw hardcore aggression and impressive metallic technicality,” the album serves as a follow up to the 2013 LP, Cost of Living

Thousand Mile Stare will be out via Closed Casket Activities on May 5th, 2017.

You can stream the entire album below, and preorder a copy here.


Incendiary stream new track “Fact Or Fiction”

Incendiary are streaming “Fact Or Fiction”, the third track to surface ahead of their “Thousand Mile Stare” album being released on May 5th, via Closed Casket Activities. The song follows “Front Toward Enemy” and “The Product Is You“.

You can listen to “Fact Or Fiction” below.

Incendiary stream new track “The Product Is You” from upcoming album

Long Island, New York hardcore act Incendiary are streaming a new track titled “The Product Is You.” You can listen to it below.

The track comes from the band’s upcoming full length release, which will be titled “Thousand Mile Stare” and is set to be released on May 5 via Closed Casket Activities. You can find the tracklist for the album below the new song.

Album Review: Disgrace – “True Enemy”

If you are somewhat versed in the metallic hardcore scene, you are probably already familiar with Disgrace.  Maybe not with the bands’ music (yet), but at least with the many other bands they share members with, including NAILS, Twitching Tongues, Creatures, and Forced Order.  True Enemy, the debut full-length from the Southern California quartet, sees Disgrace evolving their brand of technical and sludgy metallic hardcore they introduced to the world on their 2012 EP Songs Of Suffering.

The sound of Disgrace is very different than any of the other bands their members are part of.  Where Creatures and Forced Order are fast and more crust-influenced, Disgrace is slower with lots of breakdowns.  Where Twitching Tongues is more melodic in their approach to metal, Disgrace’s music is down tuned and dissonant with guttural vocals.  The band is more like NAILS in that they are as loud and extreme as they can be, but where NAILS plays as fast as humanly possible, Disgrace embraces the other end of the metal spectrum and keeps thing slow.

The first half of True Enemy showcases the bands’ penchant for crafting technical hardcore jams.  Tempo changes are all over the first 6 songs, and at some points, you might not realize it’s all happening in the same song.  Galloping guitar, squealing pinch harmonics, and driving double bass are featured throughout the whole album, but especially in the first half.  With all these metal influences and the amount of changes the band puts into each song, I would expect there to be faster drum beats popping up more often.  There is nothing wrong with the sludgy and groovy feel this album has, but I can’t help feeling like something is being held back.  Every song has a feeling of building up to something that never quite gets there.

Disgrace changes up the formula a bit for the second half.  In some aspects the songs seem more straightforward with less tempo changes going on.  Songs like “The Forgotten Land” and “The Dawn” have more of a metal sound in comparison to the other tracks that feature more of a hardcore influence.  They pull this off really well and I feel like these are the best songs on the album.  The last half also features more defined guitar solos, where the first half is just filled with riffs.  They also throw in an acoustic instrumental with “Segue” that changes things up and gives the listener a short break from the crushing intensity.

They guys in Disgrace are no strangers to heavy music, and this project seems to be a way for them to explore another side of metal and hardcore that they haven’t really been able to do in their other bands.  While the songs are slower overall than some of their other projects, this does not mean they are any less intense.  Prepare for a pummeling when you check this one out.

3.5/5 Stars

Twitching Tongues announce Australian tour w/ I Exist

Los Angeles metal act Twitching Tongues have announced the “In Love There Is No Law” Australian tour happening in May with Australian hardcore act I Exist.

Check out the tour dates below.

Twitching Tongues last released In Love There Is No Law last August, while I Exist last released From Darkness last December.

Live Video: Incendiary full set from This Is Hardcore Fest

Hate5six has released a high quality video of Incendiary‘s full set from This Is Hardcore Fest on August 9th 2013 in Philadelphia, PA. Other bands that performed that day included Modern Life Is War, Bane, Rotting Out, Blacklisted, and Tragedy, along with other notable acts.

Hate5six will be uploading videos from nearly every set from This Is Hardcore Fest 2013 so keep your eyes peeled for new videos coming soon.

Click here to check out Incendiary’s full set from This Is Hardcore Fest

Album Review: Twitching Tongues – “In Love There Is No Law”


Described as ‘Massacrists of Melody’ on their Facebook page, LA’s ‘Twitching Tongues‘ definitely have melody and definitely massacre that melody with sludgy riffs, gravelly vocals and pounding drums. Their new album ‘In love there is no law’ is an eery stomp through 9 tracks, with a varied range of styles and influences coming through.

This band are clearly very keen on those stomping sludgy riffs as heard in tracks ‘Eyes Adjust’, ‘World War V’  and ‘Good Luck…’ which work very well with the gravelly vocals shouting over the top. The drums are tight and punchy as hell, with double kick making appearances throughout. As more of a punk rocker, I can only compare the guitar sound to the Roadrunner Era Misfits – very crunchy with a high gain whilst still remaining very heavy, particularly on tracks ‘Good Luck…’ and ‘World War V’

With all the heavy guitar and angry vocals, most of the songs do start to sound similar, so it’s very much a welcome change when they focus more on the (pre-massacred) melody with tracks ‘Preacher Man’ and ‘Frigid’

On first listen, this band could be wrongly described as a standard run of the mill heavy metal band, but throughout the album, Twitching Tongues prove they can up the tempo and head for a more hardcore sound something more than the ‘average’ band. Not my personal taste, but definitely worth a listen if your into heavier music.

3.5/5.0 Stars

When Tigers Fight stream new song “A Temporary Fix” off upcoming album “Death Songs”

East Coast hardcore act When Tigers Fight are streaming  a new song titled “A Temporary Fix” right here.

The song will appear on the band’s upcoming, sophomore release, “Death Songs”, due out May 1st via upstate New York-based Closed Casket Activities who co-released the vinyl version of the band’s previous LP “Ghost Story” with Indecision Records.

When Tigers Fight releasing new album “Death Songs”, stream new track “Kill Or Cure”

“Death Songs”, the second full-length from When Tigers Fight, is set for release on May 1st via upstate New York-based Closed Casket Activities who co-released the vinyl version of the band’s previous LP “Ghost Story” through Indecision Records.

“Death Songs” was recorded with Jocko at More Sound Studios in Syracuse and to give you a taste of what’s to come you can stream the new track “Kill Or Cure” right here.

When Tigers Fight was formed by Mike McTernan of Washington DC-based hardcore kings Damnation A.D. on vocals and Jonathan Dennison of Another Victim, Unholy, Santa Sangre, The Path Of Resistance, The Promise and more on guitars.