Souvenir's Young America "The Name Of The Snak"

EXPERIMENTAL/AMBIENT. Follow-up to the bands' 2007 album, "an ocean without water" you'll get this time 4 songs recorded at Sound Of Music with John Morand (Sparklehorse, Lamb Of God) and featuring beautiful artwork by Sasha Barr. Ambient and heavy guitars layered with keyboard, piano, harmonica, and electronics. The sound draws from the collected DNA of forebears like EARTH, LABRADFORD and NEUROSIS, yet they form a powerfully evocative instrumental language all of their own.


Pulling Teeth Split Shin To Shin-

HARDCORE. Baltimore's irreverent PULLING TEETH is back with 1 song in the vein of SLAYER and NAPALM DEATH while Aaron Melnick (INTEGRITY, IN COLD BLOOD) debuts his new band SHIN TO SHIN on the flipside.



Atka split Swarrrm

Atka, the tech-grinders from Giessen+Berlin [Germany] share the disc with

Swarrrm, the chaotic-minimalist-extremists from Japan.


Born bad split Duress

HARDCORE-PUNK. On probably BORN BAD's final output, the Winnipeg, Canada band rips through 2 tracks of ugly, fast hardcore that doesn't play nice and brings to mind the most vile of the early '80s Midwest hardcore bands. DURESS bring 2 tracks of their own of filthy, fuzzy and fast hardcore.



Planks " The Darkest Of Grays "

the darkest of grays" is PLANKS second full-length output and the first for their new label Per Koro. It features 12 songs that are pretty much different from their first self-titled record. Yet it is totally PLANKS. The band focused more on the dynamic aspekt in their music instead of sheer brutality.

The songs are all full of different nuances, tempi changes and have an undeniable sense of melody. Stylewise don't expect Pop Music here, even though there are clearly some structures of a classic ('80s dark-wave ) Pop Song to be found. If you feel the urge to describe the whole thing, you could imagine a blending of Breach's "kollapse" with Mastodon's "leviathan" mixed with Isis "oceanic" , "closer" by Joy Division and some classic Norwegian Black-Metal such as Dark Throne's "transilvanian Hunger". It all sounds rather unique and contemporary.
If you enjoy bands such as the ones mentioned before as well acts such as Wolves In The Throne Room, Catharsis, Amen Ra and Damnation a.D. this record might be your cup of black coffee.




Hudson Valley, NY's Colony come with their S/T debut release courtesy of Frequency Deleted Records on both 7inch and CD formats. 7 songs of non-stop intensity not unlike the heaviness of Eyehategod and his hero is gone mixed with the fast paced energy of Cursed and Converge


SirCusCus "Brutal Ethnology"

Finland Banda debut its first 10 songs which blends melvins psicoledia of punk touches that make it have its own stamp on your style of music.



Starve "Wasteland" LP

On the heels of their four-song demo, dingy Dutch doom act Starve is already back with their first full-length outing, "Wasteland" (released by Badger Records), which unloads 10 songs in nearly 50 minutes. All four songs from the demo appear here in re-recorded form, and there's a crisper recording this time out that gives the individual elements a bit more space in the mix – especially the vocals, which are a little more out in front now. Overall they maintain a natural sense of warmth and a thick, gritty density that fits this style perfectly, but now you can really hear the detail in those nasty pulses of bass, and the vocals have an extra smidge of attitude and intensity that provides more emotion to the lyrical delivery. For the most part the songwriting approach is still a fairly straightforward dose of crawling, rumbling sludge with snarling vocals (though the lyrics definitely tend to have more of a serious message with this band), but they are starting to bring in a wider range of tactics. A handful of riffs toss in some extra dissonance (most notably the excellent "Einzelgänger", which feels even more twisted than it did on the demo), occasionally the vocals will open up into a less strained form of yelling, the title track drops some wickedly piercing feedback, and there are a handful of bleak clean passages that flirt with a hint more of a bluesy flavor. Shit, there's even a quick bit of slide guitar in a couple tracks, and any band that breaks out the slide definitely means business! I never feel like I can really make my point with words these days, but hopefully the music will make the point for me…


Millenial Reign "Bones dust nothing"

HARDCORE. Featuring Damian of FUCKED UP on vocals as well as former members of NO WARNING and TERROR, MILLENIAL REIGN do their best tribute to early INTEGRITY complete with dark vocals and wailing guitar solos. Guest vocals on 2 tracks courtesy of Chris Colohan (CURSED, LEFT FOR DEAD, THE SWARM).


INTRONAUT "Valley of smoke"

PROGRESSIVE-METAL. Very few bands can effectively mix intelligence with intensity like Southern California's INTRONAUT, who essentially walks a fine line between psychedelic brutality, captivating hooks and devastating yet unpredictable time changes. INTRONAUT took metal in a new direction with their debut, "prehistoricisms", but their sophomore offering, "valley of smoke", will quickly solidify them as genre visionaries. INTRONAUT look to surprise the genre with an effort that will keep people on their toes wondering just what is going to hit them next.


Chrome " Third From The Sun"

INDUSTRIAL/NOISE. Metallic drums, grating guitar, a driving industrial beat,sci-fi. This was the universe inhabited by San Francisco's cyber punks, CHROME. Originally released in 1982, on Siren Records, this was the band's last official release. Still featuring the brilliantly feral guitar playing of HELIOS CREED.




ROYAL THUNDER (Mlny Parsonz – bass / vocals, Josh Weaver – guitar, Jesse Stuber - drums) formed in 2007 and has performed locally and nationally, sharing the stage with a range of artists from WOVEN HAND, BIRDS OF AVALON, NICK OLIVERI, SCOTT KELLY, NORMA JEAN, BLACK TUSK, and more. The band is currently writing for their debut full-length that is expected to see a 2011 release date.


Nikola Tesla "Nosotros los hijos"

Excelente debut de estos chicos de Albacete disco producido por ellos música punl rock muy bien logrado que nos recuerdan bandas como interluded.

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