October 5th 2018 New Music Releases

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Fucked Up Releasing Year Of The Hare EP In June

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Canadian punk rockers Fucked Up be release a new 12” EP titled Year Of The Hare on June 16, 2015 via Deathwish Inc. Continuing their Zodiac themed releases, the title track on this release clocks in at 21 minutes in length and Isla Craig guests, and the b-side is an eight and half minute track.

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Year Of The Hare track listing:

A Side:
“Year Of The Hare”

B Side:
“California Cold“

In related news, the band has announced these upcoming live dates.

May 09: Ritual Nightclub – Ottawa, ON
May 24: The Marble Factory – Bristol (UK)
May 26: KOKO – London (UK)
May 29: Paloma – Nimes (FR)
May 31: Parc Del Forum – Sant Celoni (ES)
Jul 24: WayHome Music Festival 2015 – Oro Medonte (CA)

Soundwave XV Festival Announce Daily Schedules

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Soundwave Festival has announced the daily schedules for each day and newly announced show dates. Day by day positions along with the recently announced 24 additions to the lineup are all mentioned below. The festival hits Australia and New Zealand in late February and early March.

Joining the FAITH NO MORE / SOUNDGARDEN headlined day are

STEEL PANTHER
FALLING IN REVERSE
DRAGONFORCE
ONE OK ROCK
THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA
LOWER THAN ATLANTIS
BAYSIDE
HE IS LEGEND
KING PARROT
RIVAL SONS
SLEEPWAVE
RAGLANS

Catch these new additions
Adelaide: Saturday February 21
Melbourne: Sunday February 22
Sydney: Saturday February 28
Brisbane: Sunday March 1

Joining the SLIPKNOT headlined day are new headline act
THE SMASHING PUMPKINS
along with
MILLENCOLIN
KILLER BE KILLED
EXODUS
THE VANDALS
THE WONDER YEARS
TWIN ATLANTIC
ANIMALS AS LEADERS
FUCKED UP
EVERGREEN TERRACE
NONPOINT
LE BUTCHERETTES

Catch these new additions
Melbourne: Saturday February 21
Adelaide: Sunday February 22
Brisbane: Saturday February 28
Sydney: Sunday March 1

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No Warning Playing First Show In Decade In April

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Defunct Canadian hardcore/punk outfit No Warning will play their first North American show in nearly ten years on April 10, 2015 at GameChangerWorld in Howell, NJ. Their last show was in Quebec City, QC in 2005.

Since the band’s split, band frontman Ben Cook has been a third guitarist with Fucked Up, while guitarist Jordan Posner has been playing in Terror.

The band commented on their return:

“On April 10th, No Warning will play our first North American show in 10 years. The state of the world and our system of life is as ugly as ever and it is time to express our disgust in the one way we know how. It’s been a strange journey for our band but we feel very blessed that people still get down with our music. Come April 2015 on the Jersey shore we will share that appreciation. The full line up with some new and old friends will be announced a little later. It will not disappoint. Still ill.”

Voices – London

 

Born from the ashes of much missed extremists Akercoke, Voices have proven a near ever present on the UK live scene in the last couple of years, yet upholding a sense of enigma and intrigue. Musically they prove all the more abrasive than most, through sheer venom, their unpredictable nature and their uncompromising boldness; a boldness that sees them take on a concept album on their second outing, and a sprawling metropolis of one at that.

London (Candlelight) follows an anti-hero like figure through the dark underground of this nation’s capital, a cold and grim tale within the dissonant and complex City, exploring his mental state, his sexual craving and his ultimate isolation. Far from being a story based on pure fantasy and whimsy, the overall setting and feel to proceedings is so organic and could easily have been a true account. Various spoken word interludes increase the almost cinematic experience as they interchange from male narrator and the news reader delivery of the female, one that paints a vivid picture of London’s dark side as often seen in the media.

Conceptually this is a mammoth prospect and it is perfectly matched sonically in both mood and diversity. Beginning with pure melancholy with the acoustic opener ‘Suicide Note’ is a surprising start which lulls you in before ‘Music For The Recently Bereaved’ quite simply erupts in a white, fist flying, rage. Like the urban jungle of its namesake, each turn proves capricious as dynamics quickly change, paces slow and quicken again in a breath as it simultaneously terrifies and hypnotizes. Vocally this shows a huge plethora of styles beyond most of their black/death metal peers, veering from both guttural and shrill growls and screeches, to an eerie, Scott Walker like croon.

The roots of the majority of this unit may have history together in Akercocke (David Gray, Sam Loynes and Peter Benjamin all previous members) but this is still a new band in some sense of infancy yet with an already formidable reputation and artistic vision. London is a tremendous feat which not only surpasses expectations, but buries them deep underground, and album that sees Voices as not only one of the UK’s but the world’s most forward thinking and captivating extreme acts, and should be seen as a benchmark release.

Huge in scope and style, but pulled off with astonishing effect.

 

9.0/10

 

CHRIS TIPPELL