Blast Beats is a weekly column in which extreme music artists discuss their favorite hip-hop records.
In this week’s Blast Beats, Detach the Islands drummer Emmett Ceglia discusses his top 12 favorite hip-hop records of all time. His picks range from classic albums from Nas, to more eccentric and contemporary acts like Death Grips and Run the Jewels. Continue reading to check out his full list. Continue Reading
Chicago grinding hardcore outfit Nequient have announce the release of their debut full-length album. The forthcoming record, which was recorded by Pete Grossman (Weekend Nachos, etc) and mastered by Brad Boatright, will be titled Wolves at the Door and will be released on May 18 via Nefarious Industries.
The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break, while a stream of new track “Scorched” can be found at Toilet ov Hell. Vocalist Jason Kolkey said of the new tune:
It’s spring break and once again you do not have any plans. Jim from Accounting invites you and some other coworkers to a weekend getaway at some popular beach somewhere. You agree to tag along because you think you need to get out more and be more sociable. You will soon, unsurprisingly, regret your decision. Continue Reading
Singapore grindcore outfit Wormrot have announced they will embark on a short North American headlining run. The upcoming trek will begin in Brooklyn on May 24 and will conclude in Montclair, New Jersey on June 3. Ithaca, New York-based powerviolence act Escuela will be providing support on select dates. The tour flyer can be seen after the break.
Toronto, ON’s Holy Grinder have been keeping busy over the past year or so, releasing splits with the likes of Capsized, Insufferable and Sete Star Sept, as well as their debut album, Eradicate All Scum. Now, the trio (featuring members of Mad Trapper, War Balm, and the Blind Surgeons Operation) are offering up their sophomore record, pleasantly dubbed Cult of Extermination. The album (out tomorrow, March 2) was masterfully recorded with Fuck the Facts’ Topon Das at his Apartment 2 studio and sees the noise-grinders taking their raw sound to new levels of crushing intensity.
In this recent interview with Svbterranean, bassist/vocalist Ei Cee discusses Cult of Extermination and what it was like working with Das. They also talk about the origins of Holy Grinder and the band’s ever-evolving sound, as well as identifying the band as queer and the lack of support for trans issues in metal and hardcore communities. Check it out! Continue Reading
SeeYouSpaceCowboy and secondgradeknifefight capture the insanity of early 2000s mathcore on their new split release.
The early-mid 2000s saw an influx of bands whose sound sat at the crossroads between grindcore, mathcore and metalcore. Dubbed “Myspacegrind” by some, this colorful style of extreme music was characterized by dissonant, spastic guitars, breakdowns galore and irreverent humor. The sound slowly faded from the limelight by the end of the decade, but has made a comeback of sorts in recent years. California’s SeeYouSpaceCowboy and Virginian one-man act secondgradeknifefight are two particular acts helping to bring this rambunctious style of metal back, and their split together will have listeners donning their tight pants once again. Continue Reading
Brooklyn mathgrind outfit Detach the Islands officially released their new single, “Phantom in the Frame”, today via their official Bandcamp page. In celebration of its release, we at Svbterranean bring you the track’s official video. The new frenetic and discordant tune is tastefully set to a video, edited by Darragh Dandurand, that comprises various clips of violent car accidents. As such, we don’t recommend watching this video while behind the wheel.
Check out the video below.
Formed out of the ashes of avant-metal outfit Autocatalytica comes the chaotic hardcore/mathcore quintet Detach the Islands. Once a one-man project helmed by drummer and mastermind Emmett Ceglia, this Brooklyn-based act has since involved into a full-fledged band that collects several key players in the Brooklyn mathcore scene. Joining Ceglia in actualizing his vision are Jay Kohler (Juan Bond), Siddhu Anandalingam (Juan Bond), Eric Messihi (Cape Francis) and Ashley Levine (Mary Todd). Together they aim to create the most frenetic and complex noise they can. Continue Reading