ALBUM REVIEW: Going Off – What Makes You Tick


After two EPs worth of hard-slamming hardcore punk since their formation in Manchester in 2019, Going Off are delivering a larger beatdown with their debut LP, What Makes You Tick? (Church Road Records) with a fresh style that mixes older and new hardcore genres with plenty of destruction all around.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Skin Failure – Radillac


Nothing about Skin Failure resembles the status quo. The artwork is cartoonishly metal; the band’s logo is metallic spray paint; and their debut is a concept album that follows the travails of an interdimensional Jesus.

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FESTIVAL REVIEW: Pure Filth Festival at Sharkey’s Event Center, Liverpool, New York


Sharkey’s Event Center in Liverpool, New York hosted the Pure Filth Festival, a one-day outdoor festival featuring both new and legendary metal bands, with a focus on Thrash Metal in particular. The roster included Exodus, Municipal Waste, Voivod, Integrity, and five more bands.Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Municipal Waste – Electrified Brain

The artwork that emblazons Municipal Waste’s Electrified Brain (Nuclear Blast) sets the scene as strongly as anything else could have: a Flying-V guitar violently piercing the left cheek of a skeletal head that’s also being shocked. That’s precisely what the nearly thirty-four-minute attack feels like. It’s a pummeling marathon of fun-loving ire, of bodacious violence. Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Cancer Bats – Psychic Jailbreak

This year will mark 18 years since the seminal Cancer Bats formed. After six albums, the band has cemented their heavy wild sound. Psychic Jailbreak (Bat Skull Records / New Damage Records) marks the first album since the departure of founding member, Scott Middleton, last year. The main question on every fans’ lips is whether this change in the lineup also marks the departure of their signature sound that has been developed over the years.

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The Boneless Ones (Dress The Dead, ex-Machine Head, ex-Forbidden) to release First New Album in 36 Years – “Back To The Grind” Next Month

Bay Area Crossover Thrash and Skate Punk The Boneless Ones will release their first new album in 36 years on May 13th, 2022, Back To The Grind!” The Bay’s answer to Suicidal Tendencies and D.R.I. came back into existence last few years with Featuring founding members Max Fox (vocals) and Troy Takaki (bass) with drummer Chris Kontos (ex-Attitude Adjustment, ex-Machine Head) and new guitarist Craig Locicero (Dress the Dead, ex-Forbidden). The band recently played with fellow locals Exodus and Exhumed as the opening act on the Live and Outside event. The band rose to fame with their sole full-length in 1986, Skate For The Devil. Pre-orders for Back To The Grind are live with a single apparently coming soon!

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Triple B Records to Host a Sale Tomorrow in Massachusetts

Triple B (BBB) Records has a cool stable of artists we dig, such as Fuming Mouth, Fury, Nudie Mag, C4 and more! They will hold a sale for merch, rare vinyl and more tomorrow, Saturday, 7/10/2021 at the excellent Wanna Hear It Records of Watertown, MA. Check out the flyer and show some support!

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Sacred Reich to Release Classic Albums on Vinyl via Metal Blade

Sacred Reich will release CD and LP re-issues of their classic albums Ignorance, Surf Nicaragua, and The American Way via their label Metal Blade Records. These albums are three of the most important albums in Thrash Metal history, and a must-own for collectors. Pre-order your copies now at the link below. The band released their comeback album in 2019, Awakening, and are already working on the follow-up.

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