REVIEW: Maryland Deathfest 2019

Maryland Deathfest held their annual festival in the venerable city of Baltimore a few weeks back. The four-day is one of the best-run independent underground metal festivals in the world. As usual Ghost Cult was on hand for the festivities, with Hillarie Jason bringing you her spectacular eye on bands through photos.  Continue reading

Broken Hope, Powercup, etc Added To Obscene Extreme America

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Obscene Extreme America has added a new round of acts to participate on this year’s edition, happening in Montreal, QC from August 20-23, 2015.

The new additions include:

Powercup
Napalm Raid
Homalka
Broken Hope
Grotesque Organ Defilement
Total Fucking Destruction
Rumpelstiltskin Grinder
Jig-Ai

Click here for the previously confirmed acts and venues where performances are happening.

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Department Of Correction and Pyrrhon Book April European Tour

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Department of Corrections have booked an upcoming European tour supporting Pyrrhon. They are supporting their 2014 Monsters! Split with Total Fucking Destruction, C.O.A.G., Miserable Failure, UNSU and Infected Society, out now via Kaotoxin Records. Dates are posted below.

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Apr 10: Cirque Electrique – FR – Paris
Apr 11: TBA – (FR)
Apr 12: Canadian Café – Tours (FR)
Apr 13: Pavillons Sauvages – Toulouse (FR)
Apr 14: Secret Place – Montpellier (FR)
Apr 15: Raymond Bar – Clermont Ferrand (FR)
Apr 16: Assomoir – St Etienne (FR)
Apr 17: Tannerie – Bourg-en-Bresse (FR)
Apr 18: Cafete – Bern (CH)
Apr 19: Epplehaus – Tûbingen (DE)
Apr 20: Inside Out – Liège (BE)
Apr 21: Unicorn – London (UK)
Apr 22: Temple of Boom – Leeds (UK)
Apr 23: Northumberland Arms – Newcastle (UK)
Apr 24: Alma Inn – Boltom (UK)
Apr 25: Tiki – Plymouth (UK)

Die Choking Recording Debut Full Length Album

Joshua Cohen of Die Choking. Photo Credit: Charlie Gibb

Joshua Cohen of Die Choking. Photo Credit: Charlie Gibb

Philadelphia thrash-grindcore trio Die Choking has completed writing 13 new songs and will be entering Studio 4 in Conshohocken, PA in early April to begin recording their debut full length with producer Will Yip (Lauryn Hill, Circa Survive, Blacklisted, Cop Problem). Stream the video with band drummer Joshua Cohen (also of Cop Problem) here.

Stream the music video for “Tonsil” below.

Die Choking shoved their second EP of hyperactive, earthmoving grind/thrash down the world’s collective throat, with II. Comprised of members previously/currently hailing from other acts Total Fucking Destruction, Cop Problem, Burden and more, the band follows up their self-titled debut EP with another five tracks in less than six minutes, the material swarming with even more enraged and psychotic songwriting, and more of an ominous powerviolence approach, while stepping things up in the songwriting department and delivery on all levels. II was recorded and mixed at Mark It Zero Studios with Dan O’Hare (Brutal Truth) and mastered by Brad Boatright (Tragedy, Baptists, Code Orange Kids) at Audiosiege. The 7″ is 300 copies on vibrant red vinyl, each copy joined by a document that function’s as a real, personal Living Will, in the theme of the closing track, “Tonsil.” Fans of Wormrot, Brutal Truth, Human Remains, Magrudergrind and Noisear don’t walk away without it.

The band has a string of upcoming live dates:

Mar 26: Main Manor – New Castle, DE (w/ Artificial Brain, Traitor, Wojtek, Vicious Embrace)
Mar 27: Ottobar – Baltimore, MD (w/ Artificial Brain, Mother Brain, Kreig, Occult 45) – all ages
Mar 28: The Shop – Pittsburgh, PA – all ages (w/ Artificial Brain, Dendritic Arbor, Meth Quarry)
Mar 29: The Meatlocker – Monclair, NJ – all ages (w/ Artificial Brain, Organ Dealer, Sunrot)
Apr 25: Ortleibs – Philadelphia, PA (w/ Starkweather, Darkside NYC, Edgewise, Dysphoria)
May 01: TBA – Milwaukee, WI (w/ No Brainer)
May 02: No Tomorrow Fest – Appleton, WI (w/ MDC, Hemdale, Sick/Tired, Tenement, Cloud Rat)
May 03: TBA – Chicago, IL
May 14: Lucky 13 – Brooklyn, NY (w/ Fantasy Panther, Scowl)
May 15: TBA – New England, MA
May 16: TBA – New England, MA

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