Originally from Kathmandu, Nepal, the currently NYC-based “immigrindcore” act Chepang are set to release their debut LP, titled Dadhelo – A Tale of Wildfire, on November 3. The album is the follow-up to their 2016 EP, Lathi Charge, and is a natural progression of their vicious, politically-charged grindcore/punk sound. The band build on the intensity of their dual vocal attack and take their approach to an even more extreme level, with the introduction of a second drummer.
Dadhelo – A Tale of Wildfire also incorporates more groove elements into their technically proficient style, which adds yet another layer to their chaotic crust- and powerviolence-infused grind. In this recent interview with Svbterranean, vocalist Sanket Lama discusses how Chepang came to be, the new release and how it compares to Lathi Charge. He also talks about the Nepali-based lyrical themes featured on Dadhelo – A Tale of Wildfire, how the cover art ties in with those themes and more.
On Cette Erosion De Nous-Mêmes, Nesseria take more sonic risks than ever and they all pay off.
Since their inception in 2003, Nesseria have been in a constant state of stylistic evolution, refusing to stagnate creatively. The Orléans-based act began life with a spastic, grinding sound on their early demos and splits before pursuing a more blackened hardcore sound on their full-length releases, which reached its apex on 2014’s Fractures. Their third full-length recording, Cette Erosion De Nous-Mêmes, shows the band embarking on a new aural journey; presenting a staggering change in sound for a band with a history of dabbling in the more antisocial and gritty forms of extreme music. Continue Reading
Narcotic Wasteland is a death metal band whose lyrical content covers drugs, religion, misanthropy and the darkness of society as we somehow accept drug use as normal behavior. The band is the spawn of vocalist/guitarist Dallas Toler-Wade (Nile), drummer Erik Schultek, bassist/vocalist Chris Dupre (Heretic’s Fork) and guitarist Ed Rhone (Uncleansed) and was primarily a side project of Dallas as he focused on Nile. Well since Mr. Toler-Wade has moved on from that he is 100% now focused on Narcotic Wasteland and he and the group has worked their asses off to create one of the more exciting albums released in 2017. Exit Schultek and enter drummer Philip Cancilla, who has worked for a myriad of bands including Hank Williams III and Disfiguring the Goddess. This new found talent not only gives Narcotic Wasteland new found energy but opens the band up for touring as well. Everything is lining up perfectly for this band right now and Delirium Tremens is the grand result. It’s like discovering metal all over again with this album. Continue Reading