Candiria To Headline Rising Pulse Records 10 Year Anniversary Party

Rising Pulse Records, the label owned by John LaMacchia of Candiria, is hosting a 10-year anniversary party this week at Brooklyn Bazaar in Brooklyn. The show will be headlined by Candiria, along with Recon, Netherlands, NYHC veterans Locked In A Vacancy, and SevenSuns. Rising Pulse has been a foil for John to release incredible, challenging music from his own Spylacopa, and also Julie Christmas, Meek Is Murder, Kevin Hufnagel, A Family Plot, Morn and more. In addition to great music from bands, the label creates amazing custom products such as limited edition vinyl, cassettes, and other merch. Tickets are $20 and the link to buy them can be found below. Continue reading

Various Artists – Meantime Redux

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Helmet will go down as one of the greatest and most influential bands ever. This fact is undisputed. Coming out of new York City at a time when a generation of bands bred on New York Hardcore values married to the talent of thrash bands (with some general avant-garde weirdness for good measure), Helmet stood out like a sore thumb of weirdness. Continue reading

InAeona Releases New Album From Prosthetic, Headline Tour Booked

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Boston Post-Rock up and comers InAeona released their new album, Force rise the Sun, from Prosthetic Records today. The band has also announced tour dates: a brief run with Cult of Luna and Kylesa followed by a headline tour, kicking off with a hometown show on 8/30 at Great Scott.

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InAeona tour dates:
8/30 Allston, MA : O’Brien’s Pub (record release show w/ Set and Setting, So Hideous, Meek Is Murder)

Sep 01: Gramercy Theater – New York, NY #

Sep 02: Cafe Campus – Montreal, QC #

Sep 03: Mod Club Theater – Toronto, ON #

Sep 04: Reggie’s – Chicago, IL #

Sep 05: State Street Pub – Indianapolis, IN

Sep 07: Blind Bob’s – Dayton, OH (w/ Mouth of the Architect, So Hideous, Set and Setting)

Sep 09: The East Room – Nashville, TN (w/ Set and Setting, A Thousand Plateaus)

Sep 11: Harling’s Upstairs – Kansas City, MO

Sep 13: Seventh Circle Collective- Denver, CO

Sep 15: Metro Bar- Salt Lake City, UT

Sep 24: The Complex – Los Angeles, CA

Sep 25: Legends Record- San Diego, CA

Sep 26: The Garage – Ventura, CA

Oct 08: Hotshots- Shreveport, LA

Oct 09: Twist of Lime- New Orleans, LA

Oct 10: The Nick – Birmingham, AL

# w/ Cult of Luna, Kylesa

On The Road… With Enabler and Meek Is Murder

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Enabler is bringing their thrash-crust stylings on a brief tour of the USA, after a killer turn at the recent Temples Festival. Led by front man Jeff Lohrber (Today Is The Day), the band recently signed to Century Media and released a 7-inch single for the new song ‘By Demons Denied’. This is all leading up to an expected fall release of their new full length, Fail to Feel Safe. Packing tiny O’Brien’s club in Allston, MA and joined by the equally slamming Meek Is Murder, Enabler wowed the crowd with a tight, riff heavy performance. The band has been coming into its own as serious road dogs for the last few years, building up a following all over, and grinding it out in countless shows. Meek Is Murder also has a recent release they are supporting in their Onward EP. It’s really cool to see new bands working on vital new music, instead of relying on the releases that initially pushed them out to the scene. Opening things up on this night were the fun, heavy punks in Los Bungalitos and the more serious hardcore sluggers in I Am Become Death rounding out the bill. Captured here for Ghost Cult by Meg Loyal Photography, this was one of the sickest small shows in long time to grace our city:

Enabler, by Meg Loyal Photography

Enabler, by Meg Loyal Photography

Enabler, by Meg Loyal Photography

Enabler, by Meg Loyal Photography

Enabler, by Meg Loyal Photography

Enabler, by Meg Loyal Photography

Meek Is Murder, by Meg Loyal Photography

Meek Is Murder, by Meg Loyal Photography

Los Bungalitos , by Meg Loyal Photography

Los Bungalitos , by Meg Loyal Photography

I Am Become Death, by Meg Loyal Photography

I Am Become Death, by Meg Loyal Photography

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Enabler Releasing By Demons Denied Limited Edition Seven Inch Single In June

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Ohio-based hardcore/metallers Enabler is releasing a limited edition seven inch/digital single By Demons Denied on June 2, 2015 via Century Media Records. It includes an extended version of the song off of their upcoming debut full length Fail to Feel Safe, along with two exclusive b-sides – “The Flame” and “Some Things Are Worth Living For.”

They will be touring North America with Meek Is Murder in June.

May 28: Camden Unicorn – London (UK) (w/ Leng Tch’e)
May 29: Motion – Bristol (UK) (Temples Fest w/ Converge, Pig Destroyer, Nails, Weedeater)

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ENABLER tour dates with MEEK IS MURDER
Jun 01: Snapper Magee’s – Torrington, CT
Jun 02: Dusk – Providence, RI
Jun 03: O’Briens – Allston, MA
Jun 04: La Source Martinière – Quebec City, QC
Jun 05: Turbo Haus – Montreal, QC
Jun 06: 612 Gladstone – Ottawa, ON
Jun 07: Coalition – Toronto, ON
Jun 08: The Sanctuary – Detroit, MI
Jun 09: Dragonfly Lounge – Madison, WI
Jun 10: Livewire – Chicago, IL
Jun 11: Spacebar – Columbus, OH
Jun 12: Gallery 5 – Richmond, VA
Jun 13: Backroom Studios – Rockaway, NJ
Jun 14: The Acheron – Brooklyn, NY

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Meek Is Murder – Onward/Into the Sun EP

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When a band describes themselves as “music for troubled weirdos”, it’s pretty safe to assume we don’t have the next incarnation of Mötley Crüe on our hands. Brooklyn-based trio Meek is Murder look like they would be happier engaging in a mammoth World of Warcraft session then doing blow with hookers on the Sunset Strip but that’s not to say the music they make won’t get one hell of a party started, for new double EP release Onward/Into the Sun (Rising Pulse) is one of the most exciting things you’ll hear all year.

Known for their blink and you’ll miss it song lengths seemingly tailor made for the ADHD brigade, Meek is Murder play a raucous style of mathcore that will have fans of early Botch and Converge foaming at the mouth with wide-eyed delight. It’s no surprise that the band has previously worked with producer extraordinaire Kurt Ballou, for his influence is all over the brief tracks that comprise first EP Onward, from the lurching dissonance of ‘Foreword’ to the manic violence of ‘Downward’ which features some seriously heavy drumming and a devastating false ending that will have circle pits erupting in any sweaty basement it is dropped live.

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The other EP in this release Into the Sun actually came out in 2012 so the re-issue here is a welcome one to those who missed out the first time. A tribute to classic 80s sci-fi flicks Aliens and Back to the Future, this effort is a tad more emotive and plays around with slower tempos than Onward, but is still madder than a box of frogs as the hyperactive ‘Doctor Emmett Brown (Endless in Our Fleeting)’ demonstrates.

This kind of hardcore works best in short, sharp snippets and Meek is Murder have clearly done their homework. At only fifteen minutes in length but with more going on than it’s possible to mention, Onward/Into the Sun shows a band bursting with ideas and incapable of sitting still.

 

8.0/10

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Enabler Confirm Upcoming Tour With Meek Is Murder

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Ohio hardcore metallers Enabler will be headlining an upcoming US tour with Meek Is Murder as support. Their forthcoming album Fail To Feel Safe was recorded at Silver Bullet Studios with engineer Chris Teti (The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die) and producer Greg Thomas (Misery Signals, Shai Hulud), who also produced the band’s critically acclaimed album, All Hail The Void (2012). Mastering was handled by Bill Henderson at Azimuth Mastering.

May 28: Camden Unicorn – London, UK (w/ Leng Tch’e)
May 29: Motion (Temples Fest) – Bristol, UK (w/ Converge, Pig Destroyer, Nails, Weedeater)

Enabler tour dates with Meek is Murder
Jun 01: Snapper Magee’s – Torrington, CT
Jun 02: Dusk – Providence, RI
Jun 03: O’Briens – Allston, MA
Jun 04: La Source Martinière – Quebec City, QC
Jun 05: Turbo Haus – Montreal, QC
Jun 06: 612 Gladstone – Ottawa, ON
Jun 07: Coalition – Toronto, ON
Jun 08: The Sanctuary – Detroit, MI
Jun 09: Dragonfly Lounge – Madison, WI
Jun 10: Livewire – Chicago, IL
Jun 11: Spacebar – Columbus, OH
Jun 12: Gallery 5 – Richmond, VA
Jun 13: Backroom Studios – Rockaway, NJ
Jun 14: The Acheron – Brooklyn, NY

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KEN Mode, The Atlas Moth, etc Taking Part On Crowdfunded Helmet Tribute Album

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A Kickstarter campaign has been launched by Magnetic Eye Records for a tribute album to Helmet’s Meantime album titled Meantime [Redux] tentatively due for a 2016 release. A deluxe edition of the set is also being planned and will feature bands covers songs off of Helmet’s Strap It On and Betty albums.

Artists reportedly participating include:

KEN mode
Watchtower
Phantom Glue
Ironweed
I Am Become Death
Fuck The Facts
Family
Meek Is Murder
Kings Destroy
The Glorious Rebellion

Artists recruited for the “Strap It On” and “Betty” tracks include:
Fashion Week
Livver
Milligram
Heads
The Atlas Moth

More bands are expected to be announced soon.

We are beyond stoked to be a part of this awesome Helmet tribute with KEN mode, Phantom Glue, and a bunch more awesome bands! Go and donate now!

Posted by The Atlas Moth on Friday, April 17, 2015