Helpless craft gritty and chaotic hardcore for the depraved and dejected on their debut full-length record, Debt.
This Plymouth, UK-based trio created ugly music for ugly people. Modern hardcore grit, grindcore brevity and fury, mathcore volatility and angularity, and a ludicrous amount of dissonance converge all at once in their disfigured tunes. Staying true to their namesake, Helpless‘ twisted version of hardcore will batter and maim listeners, leaving them mortally wounded, immobilized and, well, helpless.
NYC-based “immigrindcore” band Chepang (originally from Kathmandu, Nepal) are set to release their debut LP, titled Dadhelo – A Tale of Wildfire, this November. The follow-up to their 2016 Lathi Charge EP takes their vicious, politically-charged grind approach to a whole other level of intensity, with the introduction of a second drummer.
In anticipation of the upcoming album, Chepang are offering up a taste of the release right here on Svbterranean, with a video for the track “Bech Bikhan.” The song is less than a minute worth of sheer sonic chaos, while the video captures the recording process, showcasing the band’s two drummers performing and recording simultaneously. Check it out after the break.
Swedish mathcore/grind outfit God Mother have premiered their new track “Tar Mirror” via Decibel. The song is off of their upcoming album, Vilseledd and features two-and-a-half minutes of blistering sludge- and hardcore-infused grind, as well as a guest appearance from Rotten Sound vocalist Keijo Niinimaa. Check it out after the break.
Spanish goregrinders Haemorrhage have announced the release of their seventh full-length album. The upcoming effort, which was captured in Madrid by Alfredo and Javi Ustara and mastered by Brad Boatright, will be titled We Are the Gore and will be released on October 6 via Relapse Records. The band issued the following comments regarding the release:
Stockholm mathcore/grind outfit God Mother have announced the release of their sophomore full-length album. The record, which follows 2015’s Maktbehov, will be titled Vilseledd and will be released on September 29 via Party Smasher, Inc. Label founder and The Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Ben Weinman said this of the band:
“After 20 years of touring the world and playing thousands of shows with thousands of bands, it is hard to impress me. But Sweden has done it again. God Mother is an undeniable force majeure that demands attention like bands did in the old days, by just being that fucking good. Torch, officially passed!”
Austin-based noise-infused metallers BLK OPS (ex-Kill the Client) and San Diego deathgrinders Cave Bastard (ex-Cattle Decapitation) are currently streaming new tracks from their upcoming split. BLK OPS have premiered the lurching “Hallucinogenic Bomb Vest”, while Cave Bastard have unleashed the ripping “Violent Perpetuator”. BLK OPS offered the following comments regarding their track:
Black Metal mixes with everything and anything these days, and mixed results will happen. It is like part of the color wheel, it can be add to anything, but the results vary depending on what it is mixed with. You have blackened crust punk (Young and In The Way), Post-Black Metal (or Black Shoegaze as I called it, with Deafheaven), traditional black metal (if I don’t love me some Emperor) and black metal meets arena rock ( the new Black Anvil I can NOT get enough of and is in my top 3 for record of the year).
Let me tell you young’ins something you will learn actually fairly quick, and Coalesce said it best with an album title: There is nothing new under the sun. Let me repeat that for those skimming through my shitty, ADHD, virally infected writing and say it louder, since reading may be too good for you: THERE IS NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN! This has been true for a while, but goddamn, you can at least do a good job at making the music and kicking ass. Those bands I mentioned above do very well with what they have and their ideas and their mixture of genres.
Syracuse, NY eccentric punk-grind trio Dialysis are soon set to release their debut LP, titled Pretty Men, through the band’s own Ryan Canavan’s label Hex Records (Bleak, Ed Gein, Godstopper, etc.). Following two seven-inch releases and a split with Bleak, the new album comprises 20 powerful and dynamic tracks that feature elements of noise and thrash. Various samples are also included in their quirky punk- and hardcore-filled grindcore approach, which Dialysis have now expanded with the introduction of saxophone on this record.
Pretty Men also incorporates humour into their unorthodox sound, with bizarre and colourful artwork by Ryan Besch, as well as tongue-in-cheek lyrics that bring a light-hearted aspect to the album while tackling some serious subject matter. In this recent interview with Svbterranean, Canavan (vocals, saxophone) discusses Pretty Men, how the release compares to their previous material and the decision to bring saxophone into the mix. He also talks about Dialysis’ diverse sound and the album’s lyrical themes, as well as the Syracuse music scene and much more.