Tuesday, December 13, 2011

FORWARD OHIO 2011 LINE UP (Columbus OH): FACE VALUE, SICK FIX, DELAY, LOCUSTA, NUKKEHAMMER

Here is the info from Ray--

Forward Ohio 2012 is scheduled to take place in Columbus this year on Saturday, April 21st, 2012. Here is the current info. Please help spread the word!

FORWARD OHIO 2012: First Part
Saturday, April 21st, 2012
2:00pm at Chop Chop Gallery
78 Parsons Avenue
Columbus, Ohio

SILO (ohio hc)
SICK FIX (dc hc)
EDDIE BROCK (baltimore fastcore/pv)
SERAPHIM (mississippi metallic hc)
CODE ORANGE KIDS (pa metallic hc)
BACKSLIDER (philly fastcore)
MIND AS PRISON (dc grind)
RAINDANCE (ma hc)
NERVOSAS (columbus punk/members of ex whites and new creases)
LOCUSTA (columbus death metal)
...all ages
...10 dollars at the door

Then we'll move across the street for the second part.

FORWARD OHIO 2012: Second Part
Saturday, April 21st, 2012
9:00pm at Carabar
115 Parsons Avenue
Columbus, Ohio

FACE VALUE (clevo hc legends)
NUKKEHAMMER (ohio ripping hc)
DELAY (cbus pop punk)
MASAKARI (cleveland metallic hc)
THE HAVERCHUCKS (rva pop punk)
COP HUGGER (athens punk)
...all ages
...free show

As in previous years, we will hold various fund-raising activities and shows to raise loot before the fest. This will keep the door cost low for the kids, while ensuring compensation for all out of town artists.

If you wish to contribute to our gathering or if you would like more information, please write to Ray at TheFarmDIY@hotmail.com, or 1773 Kings Court, Apartment F, Columbus, Ohio 43212. If you have my number, give me a call.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Columbus shows in January

WED JAN 4
8:00pm at Legion of Doom
1579 Indianola Avenue
Columbus, Ohio

NO STATIK
https://www.facebook.com/nostatik
http://soundcloud.com/no-statik
http://terminalescape.blogspot.com/2010/07/no-statik.html

NERVOSAS
http://nervosas.bandcamp.com/

LIFE MESS
http://lifemess.bandcamp.com/

NATO COLES
http://natocoles.bandcamp.com/

LIGHTS OUT!
raging hc - come out to a show and get a clue!

LEGION OF DOOM
8PM ALL AGES - NO BOOZE
$5 DONATION



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Fri, January 20th
8:00pm at Legion of Doom
1579 Indianola Avenue
Columbus, Ohio

GRIN AND BEAR IT (clevo hc)
SKVLT (ma blackened hc)
AXEBOMBER (columbus hc)

all ages, no drinking

http://skullkvltyouth.blogspot.com/
http://axebomber.bandcamp.com/
http://grinandbearithc.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

12/7 Columbus - MANIPULATION (Chicago), MUGGER, VILE GASH @LOD

Last minute show.

12/7
8pm sharp
@ The Legion Of Doom
1579 Indianola Ave.
Columbus Ohio

MANIPULATION (punk from Chicago)
MUGGER
VILE GASH

Thursday, November 17, 2011

AGHAST (DC) @LOD Columbus 11/29 & Tour



AGHAST
LIFE MESS
BIFF BOFF BARF



AGHAST 2011 TOUR DATES:
11/28 Richmond @ Strange Matter w/ Syndrome, Dead Reich, Dry Spell
11/29 Columbus @ Legion of Doom w/ Life Mess, Biff Boff Barf
11/30 Huntington @ tba w/ Appalachian Terror Unit
12/1 Pittsburgh @ Kopecs w/ Ratface, Wrathcobra, Zeitgeist
12/2 Philly @ JR's w/ Stockpile + more
12/3 Brooklyn @ The Place w/ Perdition, Truncheons, Aspects of War, Zatsuon, Dead Reich

Thursday, November 3, 2011

PITCHFORK SHOULD BE DESTROYED (...oh, and there's a new VOID LP)

Out now: VOID - Sessions 1981-83 LP
Available now from Dischord Records.

 

Killer demos, out takes and live tracks compiled for one of the best hardcore punk bands of all time. If you have never heard VOID, you should probably check out the split LP with FAITH first, but if you are a VOID fan, I would say this is essential. I just got my copy in the mail yesterday and immediately blasted it. Some more liner notes and a more classic looking cover would have been cool, but you will hear no more complaints from me, this is a great testament to these young lads lashing out in frustration in the early 80s. Hey, it was a time of Moral Majority scrutiny, fear of Nuclear Holocaust and Jams®; so there was a lot to be pissed about. It's really cool getting a nice sounding copy of early versions of these classic songs and some other shit that I haven't heard before. I still remember the first time I heard VOID, I was not ready for the unhinged, savage, clusterfuck that was about to smash my face with no impunity.

Oh, and some of you might get lucky and get a copy on red vinyl that seem to be randomly popping up.

Here is the Dischord description:
Sessions 1981-83 features 34 tracks including: 20 tracks recorded in November 1981 by Steve Carr at Hit and Run Studios (never before released); 10 tracks Recorded and Mixed in December 1981 at Inner Ear Studios (including the Flex Your Head cuts and the songs that ended up on the Condensed Flesh 7”); 2 tracks recorded in June 1982 at Inner Ear Studios by Don Zientara (out-takes from the Faith/Void LP); 2 live tracks from 1983. The LP edition features a free MP3 download.

 

Fans of the band, do yourself a favor, and avoid reading this article at all costs. Unless you want to read some boring trype (the exact opposite of VOID) written by some MASTADON FAN talking about WAVVES, PRURIENT and JOHN COLTRANE for some reason. Seriously PITCHFORK, stick to hyping shitty indie records and leave the real shit alone:
PITCHFORK ARTICLE

The best part of the insert:

Monday, October 3, 2011

REGLIGIOUS WAR, WARNING//WARNING (Fr), LOTUS FUCKER, NUKKEHAMMER, FACE THE RAIL in Baltimore

Friendly Noise and Violence Vol. 64
Friday, November 11

Religious War (OR)
Warning/Warning (France)
Face the Rail (CA)
Nukkehammer (OH)
Lotus Fucker (DC)
Sacrifidelis (DC)

at Bell Foundry in Baltimore, 8 PM, $9

Friday, September 16, 2011

WARNING//WARNING Distort USA Eastern Tour 2011

French raw punk invades the USA in November!

There will be a repress of the My World 7" along with a new 12" ready for the tour.
Warning//Warning website: http://punkislove.free.fr/

11/11 Fri - Baltimore, MD
w/ Religious War, Lotus Fucker, Sacrifidelis, Face The Rail, Nukkehammer
@ Bell Foundry 8 PM $9

11/12 Sat - Washington DC
w/ Nukkehammer, Coke Bust, Face The Rail, Major Damage, Big Mouth
@ Asefu's, 1920 9th St NW Washington DC 20001
7pm. All ages. $7

11/13 Sun - Columbus, OH
w/ Silo, Dog Fight (Dayton), Fumes, Karaoke X, Merciless Game
@ The Legion Of Doom, 1579 Indianola Ave. Columbus, OH 43201
8 PM. All Ages.

11/14 Mon - Cincinnati, OH
w/ Silo
@ The Witler House, 4114 Witler St. Cincinnati, OH
9 PM. All Ages.

11/15 Tues - Pittsburgh, PA
w/ Leibestod, Ratface
@ The Shop



11/16 Wed - Buffalo, NY
w/ The Narcs, Assbeer, Pneumonia Hole
@ The Vault, 702 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14202
6:30 PM doors

11/17 Thurs - Syracuse, NY
w/ Blunt Guts, Herpes
@ Badlands 1007 East Fayette Street Syracuse, NY
7 PM. $7

11/18 Fri - Boston, MA
w/ Bloodkrow Butcher, The Outciders, Subklinix
@ The Manor 68 Murdoch St, Brighton, Mass
7 PM

11/19 Sat - Hartford, CT
w/ Rampant Decay, Suffering Bastard
@ The Whitney House

11/20 Sun - Philadelphia, PA
w/ A.S.D. (NJ), Pagan Wolf Ritual (Delaware), Hessian, Casket
@ Emoda Warehouse, 3rd and Moore
8 PM, All Ages

11/21 Mon - NYC, NY
w/ Nomad +TBA
@ The Acheron

Details will be filled in as they are confirmed.


Special thanks to Christopher for making the tour poster

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Out now: PROSANCTUS INFERI - Red Streams Of Flesh mLP

Out now on Nuclear War Now!

"With their debut LP last year, Prosanctus Inferi proved that there is still room to expand within the Black/Death subgenre. Indeed, the sound of Prosanctus Inferi is Black/Death in the truest sense. Combining influences from early 90’s U.S. Death Metal and U.S. Black Metal, Prosanctus Inferi formulate a new sound — one in which neither style overshadows the other. The result might represent the median point between Morbid Angel / Necrovore and Profanatica / Demoncy, augmented by warped riffs and unpredictable song structures. This mLP features new choral passages of primal and obsessively impure coital delirium. Caustic guitars and relentless drums collide beneath vocals drenched in wrath and perversion. The sound here is more immediate and extreme than the LP, but still retains the characteristic idiosyncratic musical syntax that characterizes Prosanctus Inferi’s approach."

Monday, June 27, 2011

Columbus 7/2 @LOD - PINK COFFINS, DISTRESS SIGNAL, APPARITION, VILE GASH



8 PM sharp
Legion Of Doom
1579 Indianola Ave
$5 - two touring bands, keep hardcore alive in Columbus!

PINK COFFINS - Philly HC on tour (ex- Fighting Dogs)

DISTRESS SIGNAL

APPARITION - from Cincinnati

VILE GASH - BJ's birthday...bring him gifts

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

LEBENDEN TOTEN East Coast US Tour 2011

Lebenden Toten Tour poster

LEBENDEN TOTEN East Coast US Tour

8/5 - RICHMOND , VA @ STRANGE MATTER
8/6 - ATLANTA , GA @ ARCHIVE GALLERY
8/7 - WILMINGTON , NC @ THE SOAPBOX
8/8 - PITTSBURGH , PA @ HELTER SHELTER
8/9 - PHILADELPHIA , PA @ THE MARVELOUS
8/10 - BOSTON , MA @ O'BRIENS
8/11 - MONTREAL , QC @ KATACOMBES
8/12 - BROOKLYN , NY @ THE ACHERON

Lebenden Toten live

Sunday, June 19, 2011

6/19 Columbus @Carabar - Milk Music, Brainkiller, Puffy Areolas, Vile Gash

Carabar
115 Parsons Ave.
Columbus
Free show
9 pm

MILK MUSIC (Austin, TX)



BRAINKILLER (Boston area)


PUFFY AREOLAS (Toledo/Cleveland)

VILE GASH (Columbus d-bags)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

AVON LADIES (AZ, ex H-100s) Ohio shows

Thursday August 11
Columbus, OH @Carabar 9PM

Avon Ladies
Cider
Rational Animals
Vile Gash
Human Boys

Friday August 12
Cleveland, OH @Now That's Class

Avon Ladies
Ruiners (third show in 12 years?)
Lucha Eterna
Vile Gash


Avon Ladies 2011 Tour
Wed. Aug. 10 / Chicago, IL @ The Dunk Tank / Manipulation, Rational Animals, Divine Rights, The Outs
Thurs. Aug. 11 / Columbus, OH @ Carabar / Cider, Vile Gash, Rational Animals, Human Boys
Fri. Aug. 12 / Cleveland, OH @ Now Thats Class / Ruiners (third show in 12 years), Vile Gash, Lucha Eterna
Sat. Aug. 13 / Pittsburg, PA @ Belvederes / Skull Fest III w/ Perdition, Midnight, Crazy Spirit, Cider
Sun. Aug. 14 / Philadelphia, PA @ Kungfu Necktie / Iceage, Nomos (2nd to last show?), Salvation, Give
Mon. Aug. 15 / Brooklyn, NY @ 538 Johnson / Dawn Of Humans, Nomos (last show?), Bortgang

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

NUKKEHAMMER - End It All Now Demos 12" available now from Hardware Records


NUKKEHAMMER - End It All Now Demos 12" LP



Available now from Hardware Records (Germany).

"Both incredible tapes from 2008 and 2009 put on one full 12". Remastered by Jack Control of SEVERED HEAD OF STATE for complete ear terror treatment. Expect a mind-blowing mixture of classic Japanese Hardcore and burly Raw Punk. Highly recommended! All 500 copies come with ultra-heavy silkscreened jackets and two-sided lyric sheet. 100 on red vinyl." - HARDWARE

Perdition / Crazy Spirit eastern U.S. tour 2011

May 21- Brooklyn @ Undisclosed Location. W/ SCAPEGOAT & NOMAD
May 22- Philly @ The Farm
May 23 – Richmond @ Couch Heaven W/ SYNDROME
May 24- Wilmington @ Soapbox w/No Tomorrow
May 25 – Augusta @ Soul Bar w/ nu-kle-er blast suntan
May 26- Atlanta @ The Archive Gallery
May 27 – Gainesville @ Wayward Council W/ MAUSER
May 28 – Miami @ Chum Bucket – 1545 NW 28 ST W/ MAUSER
May 29 – Day off
May 30- Pensacola @ Sluggos w/ Mauser
May 31st – New Orleans @ Siberia NOLA
June 1st – Houston @ The Ponderosa W/ Mauser Double Negative
June 2-5 – Chaos in Tejas
June 6 –Dallas @ Rubber Gloves w/Wild Tribe, Slowmotions, Origin of M

Friday, May 27, 2011

VILE GASH / NUKKEHAMMER 2011 west coast tour

**updated 5/27

6/2 - 6/5 Austin, TX :: Chaos In Tejas
(VG playing Thursday night @Emo's inside stage w/Cro-mags, Asta Kask, Slowmotions, D-Clone, etc.)
(NH playing Friday day @Beerland w/Kieltolaki, Isterismo, See You In Hell, Perdition, etc.)
(VG playing Saturday day Free show @29th Street Ballroom w/Veins, Hoax, Raw Nerve)
(NH playing Saturday night @Emo's inside stage w/Morbosidad, Miasmal, Shitstorm, etc.)
(VG playing Saturday night after party @The Broken Neck w/Veins, Milk Music)
Mon. 6/6 Phoenix, AZ @The Fixx 11 E. Mill Ave, Tempe AZ 11 AM w/Avon Ladies, Mr. Wax
Mon. 6/6 Los Angeles, CA @The Blvd 2631 Whittier Blvd Los Angeles, CA 8 PM w/Knife Fight, Crime Desire
Tues. 6/7 Santa Barbara, CA @The Pink Mailbox 6668 Pasado, Santa Barbara, CA 8 PM w/Dry Rot, Wuss
Wed. 6/8 Oakland, CA @Sugar Mountain Oakland, CA (all ages warehouse) 8 PM w/Needles, Vaccuum, Stressors
Thurs. 6/9 day off
Fri. 6/10 Portland, OR @The Know 2026 NE Alberta 8 PM (21+) $6 w/Society Nurse, Basement Animal
Sat. 6/11 Olympia, WA @Old School Pizzeria w/Society Nurse, Negative Press

I will keep updating this as things are confirmed.

all this stuff is running up to the buzzer, but here is what we are planning on having ready for the tour:

Vile Gash shirts
Vile Gash tour tape w/previous recordings, 3 cover tunes, plus some rehearsals of new songs that will be on the upcoming LP
Vile Gash new 7" single

Nukkehammer shirts & backpatches
Nukkehammer- Demos 12" LP
Nukkehammer- Soviet Rust Belt E.P. 7"

+ Nukkehammer/Vile Gash silk screened tour poster (courtesy of Sacred):


June 2, Austin, TX


June 4, Austin, TX


June 6, Los Angeles, CA


June 8, San Francisco, CA


June 10, Portland, OR

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Kollapse Fest Aug 4-6 2011 (Richmond, VA) **CANCELED**



I was saddened to get an email with this news:

"It is with regret that I have to inform that Kollapse fest 2011 is cancelled. Alley Katz the venue it was to be held at has closed for the second time this year due to tax issues. The building has been seized by the landlord. A suitable replacement venue has not been found. The only venues that can host an event of comparable size are either booked, or charge substantially more than the rate Kollapse fest had with Alley Katz club owners. We apologize greatly for the inconvenience this may cause some, but this is truly out of our hands at this point. Bands please get in touch if you still wish to play a show in Richmond, VA around the dates, we can arrange something. Please contact us with any other thoughts and concerns. Hopefully the venue situation in the city will stabilize and we can resume the fest next year. Thanks to all those who planned to come out."

Thursday, April 7, 2011

4/16 @Carabar Columbus: Nude Beach, Marvin Berry & The New Sound, Highschool, Delay, Nukkehammer

Nukkehammer is going to be getting together to record on 4/16 and our pals in Delay were nice enough to let us hop on their show. Come out and rage.

Sat. April 16th. 9pm, Carabar, 115 Parsons Ave. FREE

NUDE BEACH (snotty NY punk)

MARVIN BERRY & THE NEW SOUND (r 'n' r punk from bushwick)

HIGHSCHOOL (lose your saves the day record? no problem!)

DELAY (punk for weak stomachs)

NUKKEHAMMER (raging crusty hc punk)

Monday, April 4, 2011

Christian Mistress Demo 12" out now



Remixed and remastered demo put to 12" vinyl by Unseen Forces. Limited to 350, so act fast.

As if I haven't gushed enough about this band. The Agony & Opium 12" was one of my favorite releases of the year, you can bet that I have already ordered this.

Unseen Forces ordering info here.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

COKE BUST: Degradation E.P. review

Coke Bust - Degradation E.P. front

COKE BUST: Degradation E.P.
band website: on Facebook
label: Grave Mistake Records (GRAVE046, 2011) // www.gravemistakerecords.com

U.S. version of this 7" released by Grave Mistake. 6 blasts of smashing & grinding hardcore from Washington D.C. I am biased about this band because I have seen them live several times, but I think this E.P. does a great job representing Coke Bust's sound. USHC coming from a line of bands after Infest, No Comment, etc. It seems like I have grown up around bands like this, the sound is as American as the early 80s bands from D.C. that all worshipped the Bad Brains. I have to give respect to these guys for stubbornly sticking with this sound while it has become fashionable to take more influence from bands like Black Flag or The Swans. My hat's off to them.

Thankfully, there's no screwing around at all on the 6 songs of this record and there's a nice finishing touch with the heavy, mid-paced last cut, Deathbed. The lyrics don't really speak to me, as they are standard fare for this type of music, they just go in one eye and out the other for me. They cover personal and social issues that I would imagine most people expect. Even with that minor take back, this is an ass kicking record from a great band.

Coke Bust - Degradation E.P. back

Monday, March 28, 2011

WINTER - INTO DARKNESS gatefold LP REISSUE!

This is seriously some of the most grim music ever made. When I first heard this, my 20 year old mind was not prepared for the sledge hammer bludgeon that was to follow. Imagine lying in a Siberian torture tank filled with ice cold water while baluga whales continuously dive onto your decaying body.

Thick ass Stoughton gatefold jacket on black or white vinyl. T-shirt also available as a package deal.

**Note: After getting the record in the mail, I realized that it is not a 2xLP, sorry if that mislead anyone!

Order at Southern Lord



Here is the description from the site:

Sometimes a band is so far ahead of the times or just so original that people aren't ready for them and only years later do they get the praise they deserve. This is truly the case of Winter. Winter formed in 1988 out of the ashes of local punk bands Doomsday and Meltdown. The thriving underground music scene in NY at the time was split between NYHC, death/thrash metal and punk. Each one was separate from the other in musical style, politics (or lack thereof) and fashion. Somewhere in the middle of all that Winter arrived. At this time every band from the area were playing as fast as possible. Winter however was the complete opposite playing as slow and heavy as possible. They tuned lower than any band and their tempos crawled at a snails pace. Inspired by bands as diverse as Black Sabbath, Celtic Frost, Amebix, Rudimentiry Peni, King Crimson, Hawkwind, Carnivore and Discharge their combination of dark lyrics, low vocals and crushing slow tempos slowly built a following of punks metalheads and even some NYHC/crossover fans. In Long Island they would open up for the big death metal bands of the time like Sepultura and Death while also playing punk/d.i.y. /squat shows in NYC with bands like Nausea and A.P.P.L.E The band signed with Future Shock Records for the release of their debut LP Into Darkness. The album became an instant cult classic. As the years went on Winter's legacy slowly evolved from total obscurity to becoming a cult favorite who were respected around the world. Winter disbanded in 1991.

20+ years later the immense impact /influence of Winter continues on! From Cathedral to Grief to Unearthly Trance to Coffins. All these bands readily admit the influence of the mighty Winter. After a few dodgy reissues and shitty bootlegs from other labels comes the OFFICIAL re-release of "Into Darkness".

Your choice of 180 gram white vinyl or black vinyl with heavy-duty gatefold jacket and huge 18 page "zine"-style booklet with flyers, posters etc.. Original lp pressing was released in the early nineties and has long been out of print as well as highly sought after . ALL HAIL WINTER. RISE!!! $14 each

Friday, March 25, 2011

Sunday 4/10 - HERDS record release show in Columbus

Herds Columbus flyer

Sunday 4/10
8pm sharp
$5 for out of town band

HERDS (burly Michigan HC, new EP out)
DRUG MONEY (Columbus meth heads)
SILO (Ohio freedom d-beat)

Legion Of Doom
1579 Indianola Ave
Columbus

All Ages, no booze.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Miasmal (Sweden) / Hatred Surge / Mammoth Grinder / Innumerable Forms / Bone Sickness U.S. TOUR

Miasmal (Sweden)
Mammoth Grinder
Hatred Surge
Innumerable Forms
Bone Sickness

May 17th Austin,TX at Beerland w/ Hatred Surge,Mammoth Grinder and Anhedonist
May 18th Denton,TX at Rubber Gloves w/ Hatred Surge,Mammoth Grinder and Power Trip
May 19th St Louis,MO w/ Hatred Surge and Mammoth Grinder
May 20th Chicago,IL w/ Hatred Surge and Mammoth Grinder
May 21st Cleveland,OH at Now That's Class w/ Hatred Surge and Mammoth Grinder
May 22nd ????
May 23rd Boston,MA w/ Hatred Surge,Mammoth Grinder and Innumerable Forms
May 24th Brooklyn,NY at the Acheron w/ Hatred Surge,Mammoth Grinder and Innumerable Forms
May 25th Philadelphia,PA at the Barbary w/ Hatred Surge,Mammoth Grinder and Innumerable Forms
May 26th Maryland Death Fest
May 27th Maryland Death Fest
May 28th Maryland Death Fest
May 29th Maryland Death Fest
May 30th Richmond,VA at Strange Matter w/ Mammoth Grinder and Innumerable Forms
May 31st Atlanta,GA at Wonder Root w/ Mammoth Grinder and Innumerable Forms
June 1st New Orleans,LA at Siberia w/ Mammoth Grinder and Innumerable Forms
June 2nd Chaos in Tejas
June 3rd Chaos in Tejas
June 4th Chaos in Tejas
June 5th ?????
June 6th Phoenix,AZ at Sound Kontrol w/ Bone Sickness
June 7th San Diego,CA w/ Bone Sickness
June 8th Long Beach,CA w/ Bone Sickness
June 9th Los Angeles,CA at the BLVD w/ Bone Sickness
June 10th San Jose,CA at the House of the Dead Rat (416 w. San Fernando St.) w/ Bone Sickness
June 11th San Francisco,CA at the Hemlock w/ Bone Sickness
June 12th Oakland,CA at Victory Warehouse w/ Bone Sickness,Undergang and Acephalix
June 13th Arcata,CA at the Big Tree w/ Bone Sickness
June 14th Portland,OR w/ Bone Sickness
June 15th Seattle,WA at the Black Lodge w/ Iron Lung and Bone Sickness
June 16th Olympia,WA w/ Bone Sickness and Sanctuary of Blasphemy

Monday, February 21, 2011

new CIDER ep out now - 3rd Reichord in 19 Years 7”



**Released by SPHC
Ugly, stupid, angry American hardcore for ugly, stupid, angry people. This band shouldn’t need any introduction unless you are bad at listening to American hardcore. If that’s you, just know that these lovely mongrels were/are in most of your favorite Cleveland bands, they’ve got a proven track record that you can believe in and this record doesn’t disappoint.

Pick it up:
Painkiller Records
Feral Ward

And I believe SPHC still has some (you might want to email first to make sure)-
$7 ppd (within the USA) to WhyDoTheyLive(at)yahoo(dot)com

Lotus Fucker / Yadokai West Coast Wandering Tour

Lots and lots of great bands touring in the U.S. this year, I will try to get them posted up as details are somewhat concrete.

3/4 Friday: Seattle @ 803 NW 49th St. w/ Grimace
3/5 Saturday: Vancouver @ Garbage Mountain w/ Tempest, Violent Nun
3/6 Sunday: Olympia @ Phoenix House w/ Milk Music, White Wards
3/7 Monday: Portland @ Black Water w/ Ripper, Peroxide
3/8 Tuesday: Sacramento @ Axewave Manor w/ Verraterisch
3/9 Wednesday: Oakland @ The Swamp w/ Hesitation Wounds
3/10 Thursday: Long Beach @ Long Beach House w/ Oroku
3/11 Friday: Tijuana @ Billares El Travieso w/ Anomalia, Invitados
3/12 Saturday: Phoenix @ Sound Kontrol w/ Elders, Nightgaun, Distance
3/13 Sunday: Pomona @ TBA w/ Knife Fight

Lotus Fucker will be doing another tour this summer with Czech Republic lifers, See You In Hell.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

BRAIN F≠: So Dim b/w Symptom Set 7" review

Brainf ep front
BRAIN F≠: So Dim b/w Symptom Set 7"
band website: www.disdisdistort.com/brainf
label: Grave Mistake Records (GRAVE044, 2011) // www.gravemistakerecords.com

Brand new, second 7" from this North Carolina punk band sent to me by Grave Mistake Records. In the vein of 70s DANGERHOUSE style punk, BRAIN F≠ (don't ask me how to pronounce their name) power through 2 noisy, short rockers that are sure to hook fans of the genre. Honestly, I prefer this style to have vocals that are more up front and immediately catchy (ala THE AVENGERS or THE BAGS); and after the first couple riffs, I was expecting my eyes to glaze as the trebly Fender Telecaster washed in one ear and out the other, but as I listened on, this record started to catch me. The male/female vocals are buried in the noise, you get the feeling that the band has been up all night doing Heroin. You can almost picture the vocalists singing with their eyes half open...but still, they manage to grab ahold of you through the cymbals and furiously picked, overdriven guitar. This is something that I would place in the neighborhood of THE SPITS, or maybe BRUTAL KNIGHTS, this keeps growing on me the more I listen to it.

The high contrast, black and white matte fold-over cover is perfect for this release, I love the way it looks. It comes with lyrics and a short thanks list. Nice job on this release. 100 of this pressing come on red vinyl. The only complaint I could really see is that this is short, but luckily, there is the first 7" to track down, released by STATIC SHOCK RECORDS (Grave Mistake also has it in their webstore).

BRAIN F≠ discography (known to me):
•Demo (2010)
•Restraining Order b/w God No 7" (2010)
•So Dim b/w Symptom Set 7" (2011)

Brainf ep back w/record