Torche have a 7" coming out on Volcom Entertainment pretty soon, but you don't have to wait to jam the new song! (more…)
Legendary Floridian doom band Floor are back! (more…)
Spoiler- the East Coast gets pretty shafted.
Torche – Across The Shields Meanderthal 2008
Music video for Torche's "U.F.O." off of their record Songs For Singles. Directed by Andrew Cox.
From Harmonicraft, out now on Volcom. Directed by Andrew James Cox.
2012 will not see end of the world, or extreme music for that matter. However, if this was the end of Metal and Hardcore as we know it, the year 2012 would make quite a grand finale. So many great records came out this year that I decided to stretch this article to a more obnoxious comprehensive list of 25. If it weren’t for the amazing power of Spotify, I don’t know how I would have kept up. As with my list last year, this list is unordered, as agonizing over competing slots for #9 and #10 would miss the point of the exercise. The point being: out of all the music I heard this year, the records listed below represent what I enjoyed the most. I hope some readers get some benefit from seeing this list and check out some records they may have missed, or that others will have some to name that I may have overlooked myself.
This is a fucking tour! Converge is gearing up to release their new album, All We Love We Leave Behind on October 9th via Epitaph/Deathwish and naturally plan to hit the road to support the album release. They have locked in a killer lineup to go out on the road with them. They'll be taking out Torche, Kvelertak and on select dates either Nails or Whips/Chains. I have been dying to see Kvelertak again ever since they demolished our 2011 CMJ showcase (footage here). Converge and Torche always deliver live themselves, so this should be an amazing bill. Check out the assloads of Converge live footage we have. Here is the routing: (more…)
Gaza are pissed off. I mean, dangerously pissed off. They’re one of the few bands in the extreme music today that actually lives up to such classification, whether it’s the blistering time signature changes on I Don’t Care Where I Go When I Die or the monolithic funeral dirges at the start of He Is Never Coming Back. The bottom line is, Gaza are scary as hell, filled with vitriol towards 95% of modern society, and four of the nicest guys I’ve had the opportunity to chat with. I met with Gaza after their almost unpleasantly loud set in Charlotte, North Carolina to chat with them about what it’s like to be a black sheep, North Carolina’s new marriage amendment, who they’d record a split with, and the band’s undying love for Metallica. More below: (more…)
Yes, I know this could easily do without the cheesy introduction, but I'm feelin' good and I like to hear myself speak. So please, let me welcome you all to the very first installment of The Weekly Injection. Every Tuesday I'll be telling you who's releasing stuff, where it's coming from, what it sounds like, and if you should buy it (of course you should). You can also expect; lots of lists, a ton of info, pretty pictures, and my pretentious opinions. So let's get to it. Here's all the awesome stuff coming out today: (more…)
A/V Roundup: THE FACELESS New Song Drum Cam, STEEL PANTHER on Dancing w/The Stars, New Music from TORCHE, PHOBIA, GRAF ORLOCK, AGONIST
We're in (not so) sunny LA for the Golden Gods Awards, so we've been a little behind on all the new music and video clips lately. Here's a bit of a roundup. Needless to say, things will be moving a little slower on the site for the rest of the week, but we have a ton of great content coming. With that said, here is this morning's roundup:
Thanks to the Sick Drummer mag folks, we have sweet drum cam footage of the new song from The Faceless. This is so killer. Of course, you can also see a regular old bootleg of the new Faceless song right here. Hopefully, we'll get new Faceless this summer. (more…)
Here's a gross Friday story for you. Andrew Elstner, guitarist for the Florida metal band Torche, has had a rough week: A bat pissed straight into his eyeball. This all went down last week and the guitarist posted on his Facebook: "Whether or not you think I'm telling the truth is irrelevant at this point. What I'm worried about now is rabies." (more…)
One of the big critiques of Metallica when they announced this two day festival in Atlantic City, happening June 23rd and 24th, was that there was not enough metal on the event. The Four Horsemen have heeded your call. Today, they announced that the Orion Music and More festival will have an additional stage for metal and punk bands called the Damage Inc. stage, and the lineup for this stage is surprisingly kinda awesome: (more…)
Corrosion of Conformity are serious about getting back on the road. They have a slew of dates booked this month with Torche and Valient Thorr and now they've went ahead and announced a tour in June as well. They will be taking out Torche once more, as well as Black Cobra and the mighty GAZA. This sounds like quite the killer package of down tuned heavyness, so it gets the MI stoner seal of approval. Here are the dates: (more…)
It's Thursday, which means the weekend is so close I can smell it. While I patiently wait for it, here are some new tunes:
God Forbid have posted the above video teasing the track "Cornered" and it's pretty solid GF songwriting from the snippet I can hear. Sounds like a winner, and I'll definitely be checking out Equilibrium when it hits stores on March 26th. (more…)