EXCLUSIVE ALBUM STREAM: Wolves Like Us – “Brittle Bones”

One of the most compelling albums deserving your attention coming out on tomorrow’s massive New Music Friday is Wolves Like Us and their new opus Brittle Bones, releasing on Pelagic Records. The Norwegian born post-Hardcore band caught our eyes and ears some years ago, the new record is the culmination of their hard work and songcraft, living at the intersection of a ton of choice genre influences, a punkers rage, and modern nuance. The album includes a guest vocal appearance by longtime comrade Gared O’Donnell of Planes Mistaken For Stars, whom the band is about to support on a European tour. Brittle Bones will be available on CD, LP, and digital formats. See pre-ordering links below and jam out to this badassery now! Continue reading

Circa Survive Announces “The Blue Sky 10 Year Anniversary Tour”

Proggy post-Hardcore legends Circa Survive have announced their “The Blue Sky 10 Year Anniversary Tour”. VIP bundles are on sale now at the link below, with the public on sale for tickets going live this Friday, 10/25 at 10 AM EST at the link below. The band is still supporting its 2017 album The Amulet (Hopeless Records). Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Toothgrinder – I Am

It seems like the journey to Toothgrinder‘s I Am (Spinefarm Records) has been one full of trepidation and behind the scenes issues. Vocalist Justin Matthews has certainly been open about his demons in the promotional materials stating: “My alcohol and drug use were pretty prominent on the last two albums and on tour.” And nothing but the utmost respect to him for being able to put those demons behind him in the lead up to their third proper full length. Continue reading

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

Gojira – Rolo Tomassi: Live at Birmingham 02 Academy, 29th June

It’s the hottest day of the year. Stepping outside feels like walking into a furnace, and the pollen count is so high that even the bees are saying “yeah, that’s enough, thanks”. All because apparently, the sun has arbitrarily decided that in the space of twelve hours, everyone in the UK has to die by melting. Continue reading

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