Sunday, August 17, 2008
On August 2nd, 2008. Yaphet Kotto were set up to play their long awaited "Last Show" since their break up in 2004. They planned to play at the legendary Gilman St in Berkeley, California. For their last show, Yaphet Kotto decided to make a few CD-rs with a few unreleased songs to sell. Unfortunately one of the members of Yaphet Kotto didn't show up which led to pissed off, disappointed fans, and unsold CD-rs. So the guitarist of Yaphet Kotto put them up on vivalavinyl.org and mail ordered the remaining CD-rs to whoever paypaled 7 bones. I managed to get my hands on one of these CD-rs, It's hand numbered limited to 53 and has a the "Last Show" date stamped on the sleeve. It has 3 unreleased songs which one is a Jasmine cover.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Coming from the DC/Maryland area, is a band called Timber. These guys play really interesting and fun music. Driving rhythems, raw youthful vocals, and melodic guitar work that will chill your bones. Think of the prime 90s post-hardcore bands like The Nation of Ulysses, Drive Like Jehu, and Kerosene 454 for a good picture of how Timber sound. These dudes play hard, and this stuff's pretty powerful. They just released a 7" and you can send 4ppd to firstname.lastname@example.org to buy it.
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Hatred Surge is a one man grindcore/hardcore project from Texas. This is Alex Hughes project, who was a former member of now defunct grindcore band, Insect Warfare. If you haven't heard this band, I wouldn't suggest starting on this release because this isn't his typical style (big use of electronics on this). This 7" sold out very fast (most selling at the release show). This is currently the only blog with this upped, so get on it!
Download Here. (Vinyl rip at 320 kbps)
Eating Glass is an amazing band from Canada. Plays hardcore similar to Pulling Teeth and Trash Talk. Each track on this fucking rips! This will be released in September on a 7" on High Anxiety Records, so make sure you go buy like 3 copies of this.
Rot in Hell is a newer band from the UK. They play metallic hardcore strongly influenced by early Ringworm and Integrity. The files in this are the demo from 2007, the split with Brain Dead, and one track from the Hordes split. The track from the Brain Dead and Hordes split isn't great quality and there is a track or two missing from the Hordes split. They are now signed to Deathwish Inc. and plan on releasing an LP soon on DW and watch out for a collection of their stuff to be released on a389 records.
Thursday, August 7, 2008
625 Records has once again collected some of the most heinous hardcore and powerviolence bands in the world for one compilation, this time bringing in bands like Hatred Surge, Brainiax, The Endless Blockade, Insect Warfare, Severe, Threatener, In Disgust, Iron Lung, Knucklescraper, Warzone Womyn, Running For Cover and more.
Harm’s Way is currently the hardest fucking hardcore band today. Seriously guys..these are the devil worshiping jams you listen to while pissing on the bible. Perfect music for robbing a bank, beating up your boss, long car ride MOSH, or if you just want to rage. These dudes were/are in members of Plan of Attack, Few And The Proud, Weekend Nachos and Chronic Seizure and play a heinous barrage of thrashing hardcore with plenty of dirge and sludge mixed in. Mixing Carcass, EyeHateGod, Infest, and Napalm Death, would give you a pretty damn good idea of how HARD Harm's Way is. New LP SOON.
Imprisoned 7" download here.
S/t 7" download here.
You can buy both of these 7"s here.