Glassing – Spotted Horse 

A thunderous crack of guitars explode outwards above a deluge of dextrous percussion. It all swirls around the listener before reaching a fever pitch and bursting into its main atonal, bending riff. This is just the mere beginning of ‘When You Stare’ from Blackened post-Hardcore outfit, Glassing, a band clearly out to not just pique interest, but demand attention. The vocals have an ominous amount of reverb to them, giving the same halfway-down-a-corridor feel of the likes of early Emperor or any Black Metal luminaries for that matter. The actual screaming itself, however, has far more in common with contemporaries like Tripsitter and We Never Learned To Live, with its strained and passionate delivery evoking repressed tender emotions rather than scathing the eardrums with rhapsodies of hellfire. Continue reading

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Fight Amputation Book June Shows With KEN Mode

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Philadelphia noise rockers Fight Amputation (Fight Amp for short) will be doing a run of tour dates with KEN Mode. Tour dates are below.

FIGHT AMP Tour Dates:

*All dates with KEN Mode*

Jun 16: Parts & Labour – Toronto, ON (w/ The Great Sabatini)
Jun 17: Turbo Haus – Montreal, QC (w/ the Great Sabatini)
Jun 18: St. Vitus – Brooklyn, NY (w/ Pyrrhon & Couch Slut)
Jun 19: Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
Jun 20: Ace of Cups – Columbus, OH (w/ Lo-Pan)
Jun 21: The Burlington – Chicago, IL (w/ Jar’d Loose)

They are supporting their new album Constantly Off, their first new album in three year, out June 9, 2015 via Brutal Panda Records. Constantly Off was recorded in August 2014 at Gradwell House Studios in Haddon Heights, NJ with engineer Steve Poponi (Ladder Devils, Fight Amp). Stream the trailer below.

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On The Road…. Mutilation Rites and Mantar

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As much as the underground music fan loves a battle-tested road dog band, don’t let anyone fool you: touring isn’t glamorous, and at times not fun. If it wasn’t for the love of music, why else would people do it? This never more true than for your crusty, blackened metal miscreant bands such as Mutilation Rites. Playing 27 dates over five weeks,crisscrossing the country to do it in a van ain’t exactly for the weak. The only stop of any length is for South By Southwest, which is its own little nightmare in and of itself. On the road supporting last summer’s excellent release Harbinger (Prosthetic Records), Mutilation Rites just finished a tour of Europe and has more gigs in the offing. Joined on the tour by the crushing German duo Mantar, enjoying their first time on tour in the USA, this has to be one of the cooler, truer tours of the early going in 2015. Catching both bands in the intimate 51 West venue in Phoenix AZ, photographer Julian Thompson glimpsed the bands both chilling out before the show, and boiling over live.

Mutilation Rites, by Julian Thompson

Mutilation Rites, by Julian Thompson

 

Mutilation Rites, by Julian Thompson

Mutilation Rites, by Julian Thompson

 

Mantar, by Julian Thompson

Mantar, by Julian Thompson

Mantar, by Julian Thompson

Mantar, by Julian Thompson

 

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PHOTOS BY JULIAN THOMPSON

Mantar Releasing Death By Burning on May 19th

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Northern German two piece monster Mantar is releasing their debut album Death By Burning on May 19, 2015 via Brutal Panda Records. The LP versions will include a full download of Death By Burning along with an exclusive 8 track live set from the band’s German St. Pauli Sessions. Footage from those sessions can be viewed below.

Recorded in 2013 and titled Death By Burning, the album was originally released to immense critical acclaim in Europe in 2014 by Svart Records, and is a raw, self-produced, and 100% DIY display of power. Managing to sound even heavier than most five-piece bands, in spite of the fact that no bass guitar was used on the record, Death by Burning channels early Melvins, Motorhead, and Darkthrone, to deliver a deliciously evil blend of blackened punk. A music video for the song “March of the Crows” can be viewed below.

The half-German/half-Turkish duo, consisting of vocalist/guitarist Hanno Klaenhardt and drummer Erinc Sakarya, are currently on their first US tour with American black metallers Mutilation Rites.

Mantar Tour Dates:

Mar 15: The Sandbox – El Paso, TX (with Mutilation Rites)
Mar 16: The Korova – San Antonio, TX (with Mutilation Rites)
Mar 18: Club Metropolis – Austin, TX (SXSW Heavy Metal Pool Party)
Mar 19: Dirty Dog Bar – Austin, TX (Metal Injection Showcase) (with Veil Of Maya, Cancer Bats, KEN Mode, Full of Hell & more)
Mar 21: Yellow Jacket Social Club – Austin, TX (Rock Of Ages Tattooing Party)( with Goatsnake, Eagle Twin, Coliseum and more)
Mar 23: Gasa Gasa – New Orleans, LA (with Mutilation Rites)
Mar 24: Pug’s Live – Tallahassee, FL (with Mutilation Rites)
Mar 25: Local 662 – St. Petersburg, FL (with Mutilation Rites)
Mar 26: Churchill’s Pub – Miami, FL (with Mutilation Rites)
Mar 27: Hourglass Brewery – Orlando, FL (with Mutilation Rites)
May 21: Maryland Deathfest – Baltimore, MD

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Cherubs Streaming “Sandy on the Beach”

Cherubs. Photo Credit: Alison Narro

Cherubs. Photo Credit: Alison Narro

Austin cult noise rockers Cherubs is streaming “Sandy on the Beach”, off their forthcoming album 2 Ynfynyty, out March 17, 2015 via Brutal Panda Records, here.

Produced by Mike McCarthy (Spoon, ….And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead) and mastered by Howie Weinberg (Nirvana, Slayer) in the summer of 2014, 2 Ynfynyty marks the triumphant return of Cherubs. Picking up where they left off while trekking down a few unexpected turns, 2 Ynfynyty finds the noise rock legends rejuvenated with a more dangerous sound then ever.

2 Ynfynyty Tracklist

1. Sandy On The Beach
2. Crashing The Ride
3. Monkey Chow Mein
4. Unhappyable
5. Cumulo Nimbus
6. We Buy Gold
7. So Jellified
8. Evil May Acre
9. Party Ice
10. Sunday Mondays

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Boyfrndz Streaming “Make Believe” Music Video

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Austin, TX experimental psychedelic quartet Boyfrndz are streaming a Joshua Mahesh Kost animated and directed music video for “Make Believe”, off their Breeder album, here.

Breeder was recorded in late 2013 at Cacophony Recorders with producer / engineer Erik Wofford (THE BLACK ANGELS, WHITE DENIM). BOYFRNDZ formed in 2011 and have released one prior full-length and a series of EPs.

Breeder can be streamed via the band’s official Bandcamp page HERE while a music video for the track “Shapeshifter” can be viewed HERE.

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BOYFRNDZ Tour Dates:

Feb 03: 502– San Antonio, TX (with Caddywhompus
Feb 04: RED7 – Austin, TX (with Caddywhompus
Feb 05: Warehouse Live – Houston, TX (with Caddywhompus)
Feb 06: Spanish Moon – Baton Rouge, LA (with Caddywhompus)
Feb 07: TV Land – Talahassee, FL (with Caddywhompus)
Feb 08: 1982 – Gainesville, FL (with Caddywhompus)
Feb 09: Planet Sarbez – St. Augustine, FL (with Caddywhompus)
Feb 10: Wills Pub – Orlando, FL (with Caddywhompus)
Feb 11: Burro Bar – Jacksonville, FL (with Caddywhompus)
Feb 12: 529– Atlanta, GA (with Caddywhompus)
Feb 13: Elberta Mansion – Nashville, TN (with Caddywhompus)
Feb 14: The Nick – Birmingham, AL (with Caddywhompus)
Feb 15: The Wild Salmon – Lafayette, LA (with Caddywhompus)
March 19-22: SXSW Festival – Austin, TX

Mar 24: The Lost Horse – Marfa, TX (with Future Death)
Mar 25: TBA – Albuquerque, NM (with Future Death)
Mar 26: The Walnut Room – Denver, CO (with Future Death)
Mar 27: Bar Deluxe – Salt Lake City (with Future Death)
Mar 28: Treefort Music Festival – Boise, ID (with Future Death)
Mar 29: TBA – Seattle, WA (with Future Death)
Mar 31: The Know – Portland, OR (with Future Death)
Apr 01: Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA (with Future Death)
Apr 02: TBA – Oakland, CA (with Future Death)
Apr 04: The Bigfoot Lodge – Los Angeles, CA (with Future Death)
Apr 05: Alex’s Bar – Long Beach, CA (with Future Death)
Apr 07: Last Exit – Phoenix, AZ (with Future Death)
Apr 08: Low Brow Palace – El Paso, TX (with Future Death)

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Cherubs Streaming “Crashing My Ride”

Cherubs. Photo Credit: Alison Narro

Cherubs. Photo Credit: Alison Narro

Austin, TX cult noise rock kings Cherubs are streaming their first new song in over 20 years “Crashing My Ride,” off 2 Ynfynyty, out March 17, 2015 via Brutal Panda Records, here.

Produced by Mike McCarthy (Spoon, ….And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead) and mastered by Howie Weinberg (Nirvana, Slayer) in the summer of 2014, 2 Ynfynyty marks the triumphant return of Cherubs. Picking up where they left off while trekking down a few unexpected turns, 2 Ynfynyty finds the noise rock legends rejuvenated with a more dangerous sound then ever.

Watch frontman Tim Harrington sharing his thoughts on the upcoming record here.

2 Ynfynyty Tracklist

01. Sandy On The Beach
02. Crashing The Ride
03. Monkey Chow Mein
04. Unhappyable
05. Cumulo Nimbus
06. We Buy Gold
07. So Jellified
08. Evil May Acre
09. Party Ice
10. Sunday Mondays

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