"The debut full length from Redding CA's DYING FOR IT is 10 tracks of fast cut and dry melodic hardcore punk. The vocals are filled with passionate lyrics and backed with full fury. From start to finish, they rip through every track with precise punches and purpose. DYING FOR IT is nailing what it takes to write great melodic hardcore punk. No excess. Nothing half assed. All energy."
"New York Hardcore is devolving at an alarming rate... reverting back to the primordial mess of hyper speed riffs, garbage can drums, and consequential distortion. Before the word "punk" became a stigma for weakness and neanderthal metal reigned supreme, there was the sheer power of loud-fast-rules and slamming on the bridge. Hotheads do that. Like it or you dumb."
"New York's sleeping giants, Brain Slug, return with their long-awaited full length record, "Live In Power". Eschewing all trends, this record draws inspiration from every corner and every era of hardcore in the greatest city in the world. From A7 to ABC No Rio, CBGB's to Coney Island High, this is no-frills hardcore punk for purists who need substance over style without sacrificing the abrasion. Think Citizen's Arrest trying to rewrite Set It Off. Live In Power or die like a fool...
LP available soon from Just A Audial, distributed by Material World/Katorga Works in the US and Hardware Records in Europe."
"Rattling Cage's "PURGE" is a heavy, gritty, vicious collection of songs that exist on the last thread holding a person together and the desperation, anger, hopelessness, and helplessness of truly being at the end of your rope. These are songs written seconds before that final straw is placed on your back, breaking you, and recorded moments after the powder keg's fuse has been lit. If you like your hardcore filled with genuine, unhinged, raw emotion, don't sleep on this."
"MNRV got together in late 2011 in order to escape crushing daily routine.
They started playing loud, yet voiceless music, then entered the studio to record material which took form in their self-titled debut album released in March 2014.The band's been making music & performing ever since, fusing their influences, experimenting and adding vocals to their line-up.
On October 17, 2016 their second full-length 'Gorod Zero' was released - recorded in Athens, late 2015 and mastered by Alan Douches at WWSM.
A week after the band did a 10 day tour in South East Europe, playing in 7 different countries."
"Hailing from the dark woods of Sweden, Vardagshat (loose translation: everyday hate / casual hate) plays fast and violent hardcore under the influence of old school hardcore, punkrock, crust (or basicly most things thats distorted). Sometimes screaming about the agony of being unemployed and broke as fuck, and sometimes about that sweet taste of a tongue shriveling cup of cheap coffee. Our first recording "Glesbygden Blues" will be released on casette by Bloodsoaked records and is avalible for free download on bandcamp. We're currently looking for labels to put it out on a 7". If anybody's up for the task please keep in touch."
"NORTHWOODS, featuring members of VENTO D'OTTOBRE, (A)TOLL and DESOURCE.
The self titled EP, available as 12 Inch one side Vinyl and digital download, blends all the different members' various influences such as CONVERGE, MASTODON and BOTCH to create a progressive mixture of Hardcore and Metal.
The 3 tracks embed the key elements of Hardcore music such as cathartic vocals and aggressive guitars with the experimentation and progressiveness of the modern metal.
Lyrics are developed using tools such as rhymes and rethorical figures, a stream of consciousness in the ambiguity of life and the human condition."