Taylor Young Has Parted Ways with Nails


Tough news for Powerviolence/Hardcore band Nails as Taylor Young has apparently parted ways with the band. Young made the post to his Instagram account while praising his final work with the band, the 10th-anniversary re-issue of their classic Unsilent Death(Six Feet Under Records). Apparently, the split is amicable according to Young, who is also the vocalist and guitarist of Twitching Tongues. As of yet, there has been no comment from the band, as they are generally down on social media.


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Malfunction Releasing Fear of Failure This Summer


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Malfunction will be releasing their new album Fear of Failure this summer via Bridge Nine Records. The record was recorded at GCR Audio Recordings Studios with Jay Zubricky and mixed by Taylor Young (Nails, Twitching Tongues) to mix and mastered at Audiosiege (Blacklisted, Integrity, Poison Idea).

The band has an extensive set of upcoming tour dates, which is posted below.

Malfunction tour dates w/ Bane, Backtrack:
Mar 26: Simons677 – Providence, RI
Mar 27: Heirloom Art Space – Danbury, CT
Mar 28: The Canal Club – Richmond, VA (United Blood Fest – no Bane or Backtrack)
Mar 29: Saint Claire Theater – Syracuse, NY
Mar 30: Now That’s Class -Cleveland, OH
Mar 31: Ace of Cups -Columbus, OH
Apr 01: Magic Stick – Detroit, MI
Apr 02: Mac’s Bar -Lansing, MI
Apr 03: Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL
Apr 04: Outland Ballroom – Springfield, MO
Apr 05: Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
Apr 06: Loading Dock – Salt Lake City, UT
Apr 07: The Crux – Boise, ID
Apr 08: El Corazon – Seattle, WA
Apr 09: Star Theater – Portland, OR
Apr 10: 924 Gilman St.-San Francisco, CA
Apr 11: Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA
Apr 12: Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA
Apr 13: Epicentre – San Diego, CA
Apr 14: Underground – Phoenix, AZ
Apr 15: Primal Skate Shop – Abilene, TX
Apr 16: Red 7- Austin, TX
Apr 17: Walter’s Downtown – Houston, TX
Apr 18: Club Dada – Dallas, TX
Apr 19: Bottleneck – Lawrence, KS
Apr 20: The End – Nashville, TN
Apr 21: Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA
Apr 22: Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
Apr 23: Voltage – Philadelphia, PA
Apr 24: Brighton Music Hall – Allston, MA
Apr 25: The Studio @ Webster Hall – New York, NY

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‘FEAR OF FAILURE’ LP OUT THIS SUMMER ON Bridge Nine Records.

Posted by Malfunction on Wednesday, March 25, 2015


God’s Hate Streaming “Father Inferior”, Releasing Ltd Edition Seven Inch Single


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Southern California extreme metallers God’s Hate is streaming “Father Inferior” off their limited edition seven inch single of the same name, out in late April, below. Recorded at The Pit in Van Nuys, California by Taylor Young, and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audioseige, this A-side destroyer is the perfect introduction to God’s Hate ssacrilegious, low-end thunder they so dominantly deliver, influenced by the likes of Merauder, Stigmata and Hatebreed.

The impending Father Inferior will be a limited 7″ single, pressed in a run of 500 copies and made available in late April. Stand by for additional release details on the single and following LP, entitled Mass Murder — which is currently being recorded by the band — both to see release through Closed Casket Activities.

The band has booked a string of upcoming shows.
Mar 27: The Canal Club – Richmond, VA (United Blood IX)
Apr 12: Amityville Music Hall – Amityville, NY (w/ Disgrace)
Apr 13: Bogies – Albany, NY (w/ Disgrace)
Apr 14: Sala Rossa – Montreal, QC (w/ Disgrace)
Apr 15: SHIBGB’s – Toronto, ON (w/ Disgrace)
Apr 16: Ocean Garden – Buffalo, NY (w/ Disgrace)
Apr 17: The Voltage Lounge – Philadelphia, PA (w/ Nails, Incendiary, Disgrace)
Apr 18: The Palladium – Worcester, MA (New England Metal & Hardcore Fest)

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Disgrace Streaming True Enemy In Entirety


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Southern California death metal infused hardcore outfit Disgrace will release their debut album True Enemy on March 24, 2015 via Closed Casket Activities and are streaming it below.

Since their 2011 incarnation, Disgrace has released the brutal Songs Of Suffering 12″ EP and a split 7″ with Harness, but the band now grabs the scene by the throat with their mammoth True Enemy debut LP, delivering their dynamic and demoralizing brew of hook-laden, infectious, death metal-infused hardcore with more persuasive power than ever. Recorded and produced at The Pit in Van Nuys, California by vocalist Taylor Young and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Integrity, Nails, Blacklisted), on True Enemy the band’s venomous elements align into one of the most punishing and contagious releases of the year, heavily due to the empowering and clever riffage of guitarist Kyle Thomas.

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They will be out on the True Enemy tour in April on a run of dates, which is posted below.

DISGRACE The True Enemy Tour:
Apr 12: Amityville Music Hall – Amityville, NY
Apr 13: Bogies – Albany, NY
Apr 14: Sala Rossa – Montreal, QC
Apr 15: SHIBGB’s – Toronto, ON
Apr 16: Ocean Garden – Buffalo, NY
Apr 17: The Voltage Lounge – Philadelphia, PA (w/ Nails, Incendiary)
Apr 18: The Palladium – Worcester, MA (New England Metal & Hardcore Fest)

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Disgrace Book April East Coast Dates, Streaming “Uncreation”


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Southern California hardcore stalwerts Disgrace have booked an East Coast US tour for mid-April, with dates posted below. Stream “Uncreation,” off of True Enemy, out March 24, 2015 via Closed Casket Activities,
here.

DISGRACE The True Enemy Tour:
Apr 12: Amityville Music Hall – Amityville, NY
Apr 13: Bogies – Albany, NY
Apr 14: Sala Rossa – Montreal, QC
Apr 15: SHIBGB’s – Toronto, ON
Apr 16: Ocean Garden – Buffalo, NY
Apr 17: The Voltage Lounge – Philadelphia, PA (w/ Nails, Incendiary)
Apr 18: The Palladium – Worcester, MA (New England Metal & Hardcore Fest)

Disgrace will strike out at backstabbers, cowards and religious zealots with pure fury through one of the most infectious, groove-heavy, death-influenced hardcore records in recent times with True Enemy. Featuring members of Nails, Creatures, Forced Order, and four-fifths of Twitching Tongues, Disgrace devastates with harshness of masters Merauder, Cold As Life and All Out War, yet taking on metallic attributes of early Bolt Thrower, Celtic Frost, Cannibal Corpse and Sepultura, delivering a modern, punishing metallic groove. Disgrace will now grab the scene by its throat with their debut LP, produced and recorded at The Pit in Van Nuys, California by vocalist Taylor Young (also of Nails, Twitching Tongues), and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Integrity, Nails, Blacklisted). True Enemy‘s thirty-four minutes of executioner style metallic hardcore have been shrouded in appropriately grim cover art by legendary artist Dan Seagrave.

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Xibalba Streaming Tierra Y Libertad


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Xibalba is streaming Tierra Y Libertad, which is now available via Southern Lord Recordings, here.

Stream the official music video for “Enemigo” here.

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Bearing an impressive arsenal of recordings amassed since 2010, including notable splits, EPs, demos and two prior LPs, each chapter of XIBALBA’s recorded bloodline to date has seen the band expand upon their dense, hateful sound, and their third LP, Tierra Y Libertad, proves to follow this ominous warpath. With some of the band’s most savage death metal-fueled hardcore and decimating breakdowns to date, XIBALBA still continues to impress with new atmospheric tones and harrowing elements with nearly forty-four minutes of unrelenting revolutionary violence. Tierra Y Libertad was recorded by Taylor Young (Nails, Twitching Tongues, Disgrace) at The Pit in Van Nuys, and has once again commissioned Dan Seagrave (Dismember, Entombed, Suffocation) for Tierra Y Libertad‘s cover artwork.

The band has booked a string of upcoming shows:

Feb 07: Soda Bar – San Diego, CA (w/ Excel, Rotting Out)
Feb 18: Bogies – Albany, NY (w/ The Banner)
Feb 19: Haverhill – Haverhill, MA (w/ The Banner)
Feb 20: Amityville Music Hall – Amityville, NY (w/ All Out War, The Banner, Rude Awakening)
Feb 21: Charm City Art Space – Baltimore, MD (w/ All Out War, The Banner, Rude Awakening)
Feb 22: Firehouse 13 – Providence, RI (w/ The Banner, Rude Awakening)

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Xibalba – Tierra y Libertad


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Metalcore is one of the more divisive tags in the world of heavy music; labelling bands like The Devil WearsPrada or August Burns Red with this term causes huge controversy within the metal and hardcore communities. But there are still a few bands out there who want to show the true meaning of this word. Californian ensemble Xibalba are a great example how mixing metal and hardcore can produce devastating results.

Xibalba’s previous two albums, Madre Mia Gracia Por Los Dias and Hasta La Muerte (both Southern Lord) had shown great potential, with the band picking up right inspirations from both doom and death metal worlds and adding a great deal of heaviness to hardcore grooves. However their monolithic density was a tad over-used and at times became slightly monotonous.

Although the mix is not as condensed as on the previous LP’s, make no mistake Tierra y Libertad (Southern Lord) takes no prisoners – it’s a crushing conglomerate of death, sludge metal and hardcore and a massive step forward for Xibalba. Those super-heavy riffs have been retained but with a more creative use of dynamics.

Xibalba continues to create their own style, richly drawing on the ferocity and brutality found in the works of Morbid Angel, Asphyx and on the early Machine Head albums. Mid-paced tempos are as crushing as on any Incantation or Crowbar album. Tierra y Libertad concludes with almost 13-minutes ‘El Vacio’, a sludge/doom-metal orgy with a touch of Neurosis – a perfect ending for this behemoth of an album.

Recorded with Taylor Young of Nails and Twitching Tongues, the man also responsible for the sound on their last album, the production is rich and thick – proof positive, that you don’t change a winning formula. Tierra y Libertad is an album that will redefine the perception of modern Metalcore: a ferocious dose of venom and bile which will shatter barriers between doom, sludge and hardcore which will gain favour with fans of both scenes.

 

8.0/10

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Xibalba Streaming “Enemigo” Music Video


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Xibalba is streaming their music video for “Enemigo”, off theirTierra Y Libertad album, out on January 27, 2015 via Southern Lord, here.

With nearly forty-four minutes of unrelenting violence and the band’s most savage, death metal-fueled hardcore breakdowns to date, Pomona, California-based XIBALBA’s intimidating Tierra Y Libertad was recorded by Taylor Young at The Pit in Van Nuys (Nails, Twitching Tongues, Disgrace), and bears artwork by Dan Seagrave (Dismember, Entombed, Suffocation).

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XIBALBA Tierra Y Libertad Record Release Shows:
Jan 30: Los Globos – Los Angeles, CA (w/ All Out War, Skinfather)
Jan 31: Gilman – Berkeley, CA (w/ All Out War, Skinfather)
Feb 07: Soda Bar – San Diego, CA (w/ Excel, Rotting Out)
Feb 18: Bogies – Albany, NY (w/ The Banner)
Feb 19: Haverhill – Haverhill, MA (w/ The Banner)
Feb 20: Amityville Music Hall – Amityville, NY (w/ All Out War, The Banner, Rude Awakening)
Feb 21: Charm City Art Space – Baltimore, MD (w/ All Out War, The Banner, Rude Awakening)
Feb 22: Firehouse 13 – Providence, RI (w/ The Banner, Rude Awakening)

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Xibalba Releasing New Album in January via Southern Lord


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Pomona, CA extreme metallers XIBALBA will be releasing their third album Tierra Y Livertad on January 26, 2015 in Europe and January 27, 2015 in North America via Southern Lord. The album was recorded by Taylor Young (Nails, Twitching Tongues, Disgrace) at The Pit in Van Nuys, CA and artwork was done by Dan Seagrave (Dismember, Entombed, Suffocation).

Tierra Y Libertad Track Listing:
1. Enemigo
2. Guerrilla
3. Invierno
4. Pausa
5. En Paz Descanse
6. Tierra Y Libertad
7. Si Dios Quiere
8. El Vacío

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