Portrayal of Guilt and Soft Kill Release a Split 7 inch Record

Two of the greatest bands in the underground in 2019 are Portrayal of Guilt and Soft Kill. The two groups just released a split 7 ”, via Closed Casket Activities. Portrayal of Guilt just released their new album Suffering is a Gift just last week! Purchase and stream the release right now via Bandcamp! Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Portrayal of Guilt – Suffering is a Gift

Yes, this is a review for Portrayal of Guilt’s Suffering is a Gift (Closed Casket Activities) and believe me we’ll get to it in a bit, but who the fuck tried to sell this to me as Screamo? Honestly, screamo? These Austinite’s aren’t looking to settle for some re-warmed Metalcore riffs and lofty choruses so we can leave that outdated subgenre in the circular file. The riffs and blast beats on Suffering is a Gift are eager for dust and blood. Continue reading

Harm’s Way To Kickoff Summer Tour with Jesus Piece

Harm’s Way kicks off their North American headline tour this week with support from provided by Jesus Piece, Portrayal Of Guilt, and Fuming Mouth. The near-two-week trek will begin August 7th on their home turf of Chicago, Illinois and runs through August 18th in Washington, DC. Tickets on sale now. The band continues to support their album Posthuman, and a remix EP of Posthuman titled PSTHMN out now on Metal Blade Records. Continue reading

Fuming Mouth Streams Their New Album “The Grand Descent” in Full

Fuming Mouth has been one of the best, unheralded bands in the underground for years and years it seems. That may change on the strength of their new album, The Grand Descent, out this Friday, June 7th 2019 via Triple B Records. The band is currently streaming their entire new album over on Bandcamp, and you can pre-order it there as well. Catch them on tour with Creeping Death and then with Harms Way, Jesus Piece, and Portrayal of Guilt. Continue reading

We Never Learned To Live – The Sleepwalk Transmissions 

Much like Roadrunner Records in the 1990s, a mark of contemporary quality is any band on the Holy Roar Records roster. You are guaranteed an absolute slobber knocker with pretty much everything they have put out over the last decade, whether it’s the all-out Hardcore of Employed to Serve or Secret Cutter, the Screamo of Portrayal of Guilt or the psychedelic Stoner Prog of Boss Keloid. Now turning to Post Hardcore, we as listeners should welcome the arrival of We Never Learned To Live‘s latest offering; The Sleepwalk Transmissions (Holy Roar Records). Continue reading

GUEST POST: Joe Naan of Nuclear Blast (UK) – 2018 in Review

As the largest Metal label in the world, Nuclear Blast and it’s subsidiaries (SharpTone and Arising Empires) has a conveyor belt of exceptional talent at their disposal. Joe Naan joined their PR team earlier in the year and has been a regular in our inbox ever since, representing their incredible roster. Continue reading

November 16th 2018 New Music Releases

Check out all of today’s new releases in the music world! Continue reading

portrayal of guilt – Let Pain Be Your Guide

Holy Roar Records has been on a roll over the past couple of years, with releases this year alone from Rolo Tomassi and Conjurer, amongst others, of the highest order. The indie record label has truly made a name for themselves for pushing brilliant bands forward who will be here to stay. portrayal of guilt are the latest band to release their debut album on the label (which is available via Gilead Media in Northern America) but will it live up to the high standards set by their peers? Continue reading